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Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Earnest (Bro) Johnson

In Loving Memory

June 06, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gail Parker

Gail Parker, age 62, of Covington, passed away May 31, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11 ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr

Celebration of Life

May 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

Mrs. Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

May 29, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


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Kathryn Reeves House

Kathryn Reeves House, RN, 79, of Covington, passed away July 11. Miss House was a 1950 graduate of Newton County High School, and a 1953 graduate of Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing. She was one of the first registered nurses for Newton County Hospital when it opened. She later went to work for Dr. E.J. Callaway, and was his nurse for 37 years, until retirement. Miss House was an active member of North Covington United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 39 years and also held several offices within the church. For many years, she was the ...

July 12, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Darrell Bohanan

Mr. Darrell Bohanan, age 76 of Royston passed away July 9, 2012 at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville. He was born February 2, 1936 in Covington, Georgia to the late Olin Steele and Edna Dingler Bohanan. Mr. Bohanan worked in telecommunication retiring from Bellsouth and from Nortel working as a Network Manager. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Bohanan.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Pamela Crawford

Pamela Susan Crawford of Covington, GA passed away on July 3, 2012. She was born on May 25, 1950 in Porterdale, GA to Blanche Ellington Jones and Wallace Jones.

July 05, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Jenkins

Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Jenkins of Porterdale passed away July 2, at her residence. She was born in 1943 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., to Willard and Beatrice Cropp. She was a member of Victory Tabernacle where she sang in the choir. Her hobby was making ceramics. She loved her family and enjoyed being involved with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

July 03, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Millard “Buddy” Rowe

Millard "Buddy" Rowe, 87, of Newborn, passed away July 2. Buddy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served his country during World War II. He was a deacon and charter member of Parkwood Hills Baptist Church, as well as Deacon Emeritus at Shiloh Baptist Church. He founded the Georgia Hummers Association and Newborn Taxidermy and co-founded of the Newborn Horneyhead Festival and Fishing Tournament. Mr. Rowe enjoyed photography and was an avid hunter, fisherman and bee keeper. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Elizabeth (Jackson) Rowe and his parents Claude Millard and Maggie Lee ...

July 03, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Jenkins

Margaret Elizabeth"Peggy" Jenkins of Porterdale, GA passed away Monday July 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1943 in Wilkes Barre, PA to Willard and Beatrice Cropp. She was a member of Victory Tabernacle where she sang in the choir. Her hobby was making ceramics. She loved her family and enjoyed being involved with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

July 02, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rev. Alfred Luther Key

Rev. Alfred Luther Key of Hartwell, GA was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. He was born on August 18, 1925 in Augusta, Ga to Luther Moody and Lucy Chavous Key.

June 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Billy L. ‘Bobby’ Golden

Mr. Billy L. "Bobby" Golden, 75, of Monticello, passed away Saturday June 23, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Louise Tarpley Piper

Louise Tarpley Piper, born in 1913, in Henry County, passed away peacefully on June 25. She led a full and wonderful life of 98 years.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Linda Baker Moore

Linda Baker Moore, 66, of Covington, passed away June 24. She was born in 1945 at her family's home place in north Rockdale County. At 11, she became a follower of Jesus Christ and never wavered on that foundation. As a school girl, she distinguished herself as a scholar and was Star Student her senior year at LaGrange High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valdosta State College with a B.A. in English. For years, she served her community as a devoted pastor's wife, mother, and teacher. She lived well. She loved lavishly. She filled our ...

June 28, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hazel McIntyre

Hazel McIntyre, 94, of Covington, passed away June 26 at Southern Plantation in Loganville. She was preceded in death by her husband Rayburn Denver McIntyre and parents George Washington and Nettie (Bowen) Smith. She enjoyed reading, sewing and traveling. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jerry H. Holmes

Jerry H. Holmes, 86, of Social Circle, passed away June 23. Mr. Holmes, a Purple Heart recipient, was a veteran of the United States Army. He proudly served his country during World War II, the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, and served as a guard for General George S. Patton.

He was a lifelong resident of Social Circle, a member of First Baptist Church of Social Circle and the Dawson Masonic Lodge #68, of Social Circle, for more than 60 years. Mr. Holmes was a residential framer for more than 50 years, and was owner and operator of T & J Holmes ...

June 26, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gervaise Dimsdale Eberhardt

Gervaise Dimsdale Eberhardt, 89, of Conyers, passed away June 25. Mrs. Eberhardt worked for 30 years with Bibb Manufacturing Co., Callaway Mills, and Sears Roebuck & Co., but her priority was raising her family of 5 children while maintaining her ministry as pastor's wife and music director. She was a faithful member of Church of The Lord Jesus Christ, in Milstead, for 49 years. She operated a successful rental property business, and helped many homeless and troubled families. Mrs. Eberhardt enjoyed gardening, raising various farm animals, especially chickens, was a remarkable seamstress, a gifted musician, and an accomplished guitar player ...

June 26, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cornelia Morton Smith

Cornelia Morton Smith, 88, of Oxford, passed away June 6. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, cooking, reading, nature and animals - especially butterflies, and she enjoyed writing letters. Mrs. Smith was a devoted Christian and she loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Reaves Jr., son Marvin Chetfield Smith, parents Lowe William and Nealie (Meiere) Smith, sister Emily Jewel Smith Florence and her brothers William Lowe "June" Smith Jr. and Weldon Eugene Smith.

June 09, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Thomas J. "Tom" Raynor

Mr. Thomas J. "Tom" Raynor, age 87, of Newborn formerly of Atlanta passed away June 8, 2012 at his residence. He was born October 26, 1924 in Hillsborough, North Carolina to the late Ed J. and Arlena Scarlett Raynor. Mr. Raynor was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Atlanta. He was an insurance agent selling insurance for many years before retiring and starting his own business, Better Bonding Company located in Atlanta. Mr. Raynor served his country during World War II, serving in the United States Navy.

June 08, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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