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Mr. Jesse L. Burgess

Jesse L. Burgess of Covington passed away July 15, 2014, at the age of 75. Mr. Burgess was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Covington. He was a retired member of the Local No. 72 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, after 57 years of dedicated service, all while serving as owner and operator of Alcovy Day Lily Farm for 20 years. Additionally, he was involved in the Greater Atlanta Hemerocallis Society and the Rockdale County Genealogical Society. Mr. Burgess was ordained as a Deacon in 1963, and heserved in this position at many churches. A loving and dedicated husband, father ...

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby

Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby, age 84, of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born February 7, 1930 in Porterdale to Archie and Minnie Ivey McCullough who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Digby worked at home until her children were grown and then she worked for C.R. Bard for 2 years and Stanley Tool for 14 years. She was Methodist by faith and a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mrs. Digby loved her family very much; she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

July 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

Thornton Fears, Sr. was born August 12, 1943 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie (Mattie) Fears, Sr. He was educated in the Rockdale County School System and graduated from J.P. Carr High School in 1962.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Harriette Pitner Key

When the first season of Harriette Pitner Key's active life was completed on July 10, 2014, she ran expectantly into the open arms of Jesus. Harriette will be greatly missed on earth, as she has been greatly loved for all 72 years of her life. It is easy to think of her having fun in heaven. Her spontaneous laughter, her ability and willingness to get the job done, and her genuine interest and investment in others made those who knew her feel comfortable and glad to be a part of her temporal life and to look forward to one ...

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Martin Williamson

Martin Williamson, age 58 of Oxford, passed away July 13, 2014. A native of Macon, Martin graduated from Monroe Academy in Forsyth where he played both football and basketball. He had been employed by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. since 1979. Martin was an avid golfer, and he loved fishing on Lake Oconee. He enjoyed his friends and was always willing to help anyone at any time. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and son who always put his family and friends before himself.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen P. Strickland

Stephen P. Strickland, born Dec. 21, 1943 to Madeline Collins Strickland and Pierce D. Strickland, died July 12, 2014.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

Homegoing Service

July 14, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Reda Franklin

Reda Franklin, age 81, of Decatur, passed away July 11, 2014. Mrs. Franklin, a charter member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, was a member of the Faithful Sunday School Class, and always supported her son in the ministry. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Franklin.

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Douglas Fairburn

John Douglas Fairburn of Greensboro, Georgia, born January 24, 1939 went home to be with his Lord And Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the age of 75. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Mildred Dreyer Fairburn and John Douglas Montegue Fairburn, who preceded him in death along with his older sister, Dorothy Fairburn Roberts. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice Jones Fairburn and sister, Lynne Gabriel (Dennis), six nephews and two nieces. John graduated from Grady High in Atlanta in 1956 and attended the Citadel from 1956-1957. He graduated from Ohio ...

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Scharley McCart

Mrs. Scharley McCart, age 70, of Rutledge passed away July 11, 2014 at Clearview Medical Center in Monroe. She was born July 8, 1944 in Talladega, Alabama and grew up in the Talladega and Oxford, Alabama area. Mrs. McCart was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, a kind gentle person who loved working in her yard and spending time with her family. She was supportive, caring, fun person who will be missed by her family who loved her deeply. Mrs. McCart was preceded in death by her husband, F. Harold "Mac" McCart her son, Charles McCart her ...

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Wayne McFarlin

Homegoing Service

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Henry Carr Jr.

Homegoing Services

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Lula Ruth Thomas

Homegoing Celebration

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Adrian Ricardo Brooks

Celebration of Life

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Evelyn Lequeator Gunnells Mask

Evelyn Lequeator Gunnells Mask passed away Wednesday, July 9 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers' Disease. Evelyn was born on December 25, 1935 to Frank, Sr. and Gussie (Grant) Gunnells in Newton County, Georgia, the youngest of six children.

July 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Andrenita Gaither Benton

Andrenita Gaither Benton died June 18. The daughter of Charles and Amma (Goss) Gaither Sr., she was born in 1966 in Covington. Affectionately known as Nene or Nita to family and friends, Ms. Benton joined Rust Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age. She loved her church and enjoyed working with the youth. She also loved to plan and organize family events, feeling it was important for family to get together. She worked fro the Newton County School System for many years and was a beautician by trade. She was a member of the Newton County High School class ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Armistead

James Armistead of Lake City, Georgia, died July 1, 2010, at the age of 70. He is survived by his daughter, Misty Arisohn; sons, Craig Armistead and Russell Armistead, all of Canton; sisters and brothers, Russell Armistead of Social Circle, Betty Hinton of Marietta, Herman Harper of McDonough, Katherine Kirkus of Conyers, Billy Armistead of Monticello, Brenda Garner of Covington, Patricia Armistead and Gary Armistead, both of Loganville; one grandson; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Armistead will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Access Road Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rev. Harold Ray Henderson

Reverend Harold Ray Henderson of Oxford, GA died Wednesday June 30, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on September 10, 1940 in Porterdale, GA to Charlie F. and the late Woodie Faye Garner Henderson. Reverend Henderson was the pastor of Grace Baptist Church for 22 years and at Bold Springs Baptist Church for 8 years. He received his Doctorate of Theology in 2004. Reverend Henderson is survived by his Wife: Pat Henderson; Daughter: Kim Henderson of Oxford, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Keith and Paula Henderson of Scottsboro, AL, Scott and Keeva Henderson of Oxford, GA, Brad and Kristy ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allie Parish

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Richard Lee Coleman

Mr. Richard Lee Coleman went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2010. He was born April 12, 1931, to Henry and Rubye Barnett Coleman in Smyrna, GA. Growing up in the Oakdale community in Smyrna, he attended Fitzhugh Lee School, along with his wife of 63 years, Marian Fouts Coleman. He found employment at Southern Railway in Inman Yards. After working with Southern Railway/Norfolk Southern for 35 years, Richard retired as the Labor Relations Officer. During his years in Smyrna, he was an active community member serving as Justice of the Peace, as a member of ...

June 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jacqueline Mary Garland

June 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris Treadwell Hart

Doris Treadwell Hart, 95, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., formerly of Social Circle, passed away peacefully June 22. She was preceded in death by her husband Leason C. Hart and her son Cal Hart. Mrs. Hart truly loved life, and her greatest joy came from serving God and spending time with her friends and family.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ethel C. Gallops

Ethel C. Gallops, 92, died June 22 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her son Caleb Gallops and daughter Nellie Howell.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Jean Bradford Peters

Barbara Jean Bradford Peters, 77, of Social Circle, died on June 19. The daughter of the late James Bloyd Bradford and Hattie Wright Bradford, she was born in 1933 in Conyers. She was preceded in death by her son, the late Jim D. Peters.

Surviving are husband James W. "Jay" Peters of Social Circle; sons Bobby J. Peters of Social Circle, Donnie E. Peters of Watkinsville, and Tim M. Peters of Social Circle; daughters Mary Ann Link of Social Circle and Cathy P. Craig of Social Circle; sister Dorothy Munson of Oxford; brother Harold Bradford of Covington; 24 grandchildren and ...

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louis W. Sewell

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Sigman

Mrs. Elizabeth Sigman of Oxford, GA died Monday June 21, 2010 at her residence. She was born on November 11, 1937 in Covington, GA to John William and Clellia Thomas Barrett. Mrs. Sigman retired from C.R. Bard and ISS, both companies are located in her hometown of Covington, Georgia, where she worked for over 46 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Loganville.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert "Jack" Johnson

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlsie D. Pasetta

Mrs. Charlsie D. "Coco" Pasetta, 90, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Covington, died at Avalon Health Care in Newnan, Ga., on June 18. She was born in Lithonia on Sept. 13, 1919, to the late Gerald Austin and Thelma Louise "Nanny" Williams Austin. She was a photographer for Jones and Presnell Studios. The many children she photographer had difficulty pronouncing her name, hence they called her "Coco."

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Charles Piazza; brother Charlie Lawrence; sister Sara Whittaker. She is survived by her sons, John Piazza and Carl Piazza, and her ...

June 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia Smith Milner

June 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sheila Skelton Barnes

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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