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Mother Mary Matthews

Memorial Services

March 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Andrew Hall

Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Julian Gilbert

Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Ann Schemmel

Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Raymond Carl Hallford

Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeline Danielle Young

Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Katherine Shawl Brewer

Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen Joseph Brown

Stephen Joseph Brown, 72, of Logansport, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in his residence after a battle with cancer.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marcene Phillips

Marcene Phillips, 69, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Marcene enjoyed crocheting, traveling to the beach and the mountains, and playing golf with her husband, Dwight. She had an adventurous, outgoing and encouraging spirit, and was the glue that held her family together. Marcene cherished the time spent with her family, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Papa Mac and Mama Mac.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Gary Carl Martin

Gary Carl Martin, 52, of Covington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Gary served in the United States Air Force and he was once employed at Walker Harris Chrysler dealership as a service adviser, until he became disabled.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Howard Spearman Haralson

Howard Spearman Haralson, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 96. Spearman, as he was known to most, was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for 66 years. In the 1950s he owned and operated his own grocery store, Haralson's Grocery, which was located in town between the bus station and Tri City Cleaners. Spearman closed the grocery store in 1972, to join his wife, Grace, in their family business, Haralson Florist. Together they built a business with a reputation for doing more than expected. They went above and beyond to ...

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Maurice Usher

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Emma Lee Douglas

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Gladys Kitchens

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Thomas White

Larry Thomas White

July 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Neal Bond Fleming

Neal Bond Fleming, 99, of Atlanta, died on June 27. He was a beloved professor, an excellent administrator, a respected minister and an active community volunteer. He was born in Canon in 1910, the 10th child in a family of 12. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1929, then earned two degrees from Emory University (Bachelor of Arts, 1933, and Bachelor of Divinity, 1936), working as many as seven jobs to pay for his education. He married Mary Louise Dunn of Marietta in 1939 and moved to Massachusetts, where he completed a Ph.D. at Boston University while a ...

July 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Blanche E. (McCord) Alderman

ALDERMAN

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell C. Perkins

Jewell C. Perkins of Covington, died June 21, 2009, at the age of 87. Ms. Perkins enjoyed dancing, particularly to the Tennessee Waltz. She loved animals, especially dogs, and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels. More than anything she loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Ms. Perkins was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lena Mitchell Brooks; sisters, Lois Tapley, Jackie Hogan; brothers, Charley Jones, Robert Jones. Survivors include her sons, Steven Gresham of Loganville, John Chambers of Jackson, Henry Chambers of Atlanta; 6 grandchildren, one of which was her primary caregiver, S. Cliff Gresham ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Childers

Mrs. Evelyn Childers of Oxford passed away at Newton Medical Center on June 19, 2009, at the age of 77. She was born in Newton County to the Late Travis and Euphie Erma Lunsford Christian. A member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church she attended the Harvesters Sunday School Class, played the piano for the Wednesday night church services and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano at Covington Manor and the senior center at Turner Lake. She also enjoyed drawing, sewing, singing and cooking. She dearly loved her family.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


P.W. (Sonny) Pratt Jr.

Mr. P. W. (Sonny) Pratt Jr. passed away on June 19, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1936 in Newton County to the late Parks Winfield, Sr. and Emma Thomson Pratt. P. W. graduated from Newton County High School in 1954 and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958 with a degree in industrial management. While at Tech., he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business in 1959. He served in the Air National Guard ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deborah Susan Estes Smith

Mrs. Deborah Susan Estes Smith (Debbie) age 55 of Covington died June 19, 2009 at Heartland Hospice in Conyers. Debbie was born in Griffin, Ga. to James H. & Barbara Gardner Estes, who survive her. She was a graduate of Griffin High School Class of 1972. Debbie loved quilting. She made hundreds of quilts giving them away to family and friends. She was the co-founder of Sew-N-Sews quilting group at Mansfield Baptist Church, a place she dearly loved. She was the director of the 3 R's at her church and was a member of the Upper Room Sunday School Class ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hughie "Shane" Simmons

Mr. Hughie "Shane" Simmons age 34 of Covington died Sunday, June 21, 2009. He was born in Newton County on November 23, 1974 to Hughie and Kathy (Allen) Simmons. Mr. Simmons worked in the construction industry installing floors.

Mr.Simmons is survived by his father: Hughie Edward Simmons of McDonough; mother: Kathy Fuller of Covington; son: Nicholas Simmons; daughter: Nathalie Simmons; step-daughter: Taylor Eaton; girlfriend: Sabrina Harris; sisters and brothers: Stephanie Fuller and Bobby Cox, Corrie and Stephanie Cloud, Sherry and Greg Lease; Mackenzie Simmons; nieces and nephews: Brittany, Shawna, Triston and Zoey, numerous other family and close friends.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marianne Crowe

Marianne D. Crowe, 79, of Conyers, passed away Sunday, June 21. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years. She is survived by son, Daniel and LouAnn Crowe, Conyers; 8 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends. Mrs. Crowe was Baptist for all her life and was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Conyers.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Loyal H. Clay officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday at Scot Ward's Harry ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell C. Perkins

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Hughie "Shane" Simmons

SIMMONS

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Childers

Mrs. Evelyn Childers of Oxford passed away at Newton Medical Center on June 19, 2009, at the age of 77. She was born in Newton County to the Late Travis and Euphie Erma Lunsford Christian. A member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church she attended the Harvesters Sunday School Class, played the piano for the Wednesday night church services and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano at Covington Manor and the senior center at Turner Lake. She also enjoyed drawing, sewing, singing and cooking. She dearly loved her family.

June 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


P. W. (Sonny) Pratt, Jr.

PRATT

June 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deborah E. (Debbie) Smith

Smith Mrs. Deborah Susan Estes Smith (Debbie) age 55 of Covington died June 19, 2009 at Heartland Hospice in Conyers. Debbie was born in Griffin, Ga. to James H. & Barbara Gardner Estes, who survive her. She was a graduate of Griffin High School Class of 1972. Debbie loved quilting. She made hundreds of quilts giving them away to family and friends. She was the co-founder of Sew-N-Sews quilting group at Mansfield Baptist Church, a place she dearly loved. She was the director of the 3 R's at her church and was a member of the Upper Room Sunday School ...

June 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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