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Willie Jean Smith

Homegoing Celebration

December 17, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Jeanette Kathryn Strauss

Jeanette ("Jenny") Kathryn Strauss, 71, departed this life on December 11, 2015.

December 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan of Covington, passed away December 15, 2015, at the age of 92. Mr. Sullivan, a Purple Heart recipient, honorably served his country in ...

December 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martille T. Floyd

Martille T. Floyd, a lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away December 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Mrs. Floyd retired from Bibb Manufacturing ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh passed away on November 8, 2015 on his 75 birthday after a lengthy illness. Reginald and his family moved to Mansfield in December 1940, when he was just 6 weeks old. He lived his entire life in this location, with only a short time away while serving in the military. He worked as a trim carpenter, while raising cows and farming. He spent much of his time caring for his pets. He loved music, and earned the nickname "Spooney" from his time playing the spoons with various bands.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig

Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig of Covington passed away November 8, 2015, at the age of 56. Linda's valiant fight with Lymphoma Cancer started in 2013 and resumed in September of 2015. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends and many supporters carried her through months of grueling chemotherapy.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Troy Lackey

Troy Lackey of Covington passed away November 6, 2015, at the age of 58. Troy enjoyed working with his hands; he could take anything apart and put it back together. An excellent carpenter, Troy used his skills in the construction of the new Access Road location of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home. In addition, he liked to fish and was an animal lover.

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine G. Rider

Mrs. Geraldine G. Rider of Covington, age 81, passed away November 6, 2015. She was born in Porterdale, Ga on February 21, 1934 to the late Grover and Reba Garner. Mrs. Rider dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and doing her puzzle books. Mrs. Rider also loved to travel to the mountains and Bojangles was one of her favorite places to eat. She played for the original women's Porterdale softball team in the 60s sponsored by the Bibb Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Rider was preceded in death by her husband; B.F. Rider, brothers; Odell Garner ...

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James William Head

James William Head, Sr., 91, of Covington, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Piedmont Newton Medical Center.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grace W. Davis

Mrs. Grace W. Davis "Mrs. Grace", age 80, of Covington formerly of Lithonia passed away November 2, 2015. She was born in the Swords Community of Morgan County on November 6, 1934 to the late Herbert F. and Ella Ray Chaffin Waters. Mrs. Davis was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Lithonia where she taught Sunday school for many years. She owned and operated East DeKalb Daycare in Lithonia for 27 years. Mrs. Davis loved to travel and spend time with her family. She moved to the Benton House in Covington where she lived these last few ...

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gloria Witcher

Gloria Witcher, 73 of Covington, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015. She was born in Cedartown to the late William and Clara Davis Benefield. Gloria had a strong sense of family and her life will be remembered for the children she raised. Her treasure was her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas L. Witcher.

October 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins

Mrs. Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins, age 31, of Oxford, Georgia passed away Friday, October 23, 2015. She was born in Covington on December 27, 1983. Amanda grew up in Covington and has worked for Waffle House in Walnut Grove. She loved animals, shopping, traveling to the beach and especially loved her daughter and spending time with her. Amanda was preceded in death by her father Steve Freeman and is survived by her daughter, Courtney Taylor McGunigal; her mother, Cindy Freeman; her brother, Jeremy Freeman; nephew, Jeremy Swayde Freeman; aunts and uncle, Terry and Roxanne Massey and Pat Dial along with ...

October 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lucile Norman Jones

Lucile Norman Jones of Covington passed away October 24, 2015, at the age of 88. Mrs. Jones was a member of Stewart Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher as well as a Vacation Bible School leader. She delivered meals to church shut-ins and was very active in all church activities. Mrs. Jones delighted in walking and admiring God's beautiful creation daily. She looked forward to family vacations at Myrtle Beach, where she liked going to shows and walking on the beach. A true chocoholic, Mrs. Jones enjoyed eating chocolate every day. She was preceded in death ...

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ellene Rosser

Mrs. Mary Ellene Rosser, 91, of Covington passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 23, 2015. Ellene was born in Monticello, Georgia to the late Henry and Lillie Mae Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years William Thomas Rosser Sr., who passed away in 1969; brothers Ralph, Raymond and Glenn Thomas; sister Bessie Jean Jones; and son in law Blake McLeod, Jr.

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Tommy Bruce Preston

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Tommy Bruce Preston, age 57, native of Henry County Georgia and graduate of Henry County High School. Tommy passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

October 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. R.A. Maddox

Mr. Riley (R.A.) Maddox, age 82, of Oxford passed away peacefully in his home October 15, 2015. He was born January 8, 1933 to the late Edith and Dallas Maddox. Mr. Maddox was a special man who loved his family dearly, especially his girls. He was a dedicated fan of the GA Bulldogs and was a 48 year season ticket holder. Mr. Maddox served as a corporal in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. He later retired from AT&T after 31 years and was a proud member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Mr. Maddox ...

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Riley

Ronald "Ron" C. Riley, 62, of Newborn passed away on October 8, 2015, at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers from complications due to end-stage renal disease. Ron's wishes were to be cremated and for close friends and family to celebrate his life with a private memorial gathering at a date and place yet determined.

October 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Polly Neely

Polly Neely, a longtime resident of Newton County, passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gertrude Irene Buck

Buck, Gertrude Irene, "Trudy", 91 passed away peacefully, September 26, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Gertrude Maness in Covington, Georgia. Gertrude was born in the Bronx borough of New York City on March 11, 1924, to Ida Marie (Koehler) and Walter Jacob Meyer. They were both of German descent. She was their only child.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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