James (Jim, Jimmy) Livingston Hicks, 90 ¾, of Covington, passed away April 20, 2016. Jim was a well-respected veteran of WWII, proudly serving as a first-class gunner's mate on Navy sub chasers. Through the years Jim's family was always his top priority. He provided for them for 50 years by representing sporting goods manufacturers in the Southeast and later from the family cabin on Jackson Lake. Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mitchell Hicks; son, David Anderson Hicks; grandson, Daniel Lee Hicks; and numerous immediate family members.
William "Bill" Boyd, 74 of Covington, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born in Atlanta to the late Clifford and Kathryn Park Boyd. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Conyers. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Bill was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Joy Boyd in 2011 and his brother Ronald Boyd in 1998.
Ann Huber Jones, 77 of Oxford, passed away peacefully Friday, April 8, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Moultrie to the late George and Ruby Trammell Huber. Ann was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Methodist church all her life. Ann enjoyed her flower garden, cooking, art, loved her cats and Saint George Island. Most of all she loved her family and her grandchildren.
Gene N. Hardy, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2016. He was born in Porterdale to the late Perry Lonnie and Florine Hardy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded by his brother Tommy Hardy, sister Hazel McGiboney and daughter Tammy Lynn Hardy.
Mrs. Betty Vaughn Davenport, of Fayetteville, passed away April 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Talmadge Davenport and is survived by her sons, Steve Davenport of Covington, Brett (Bo) Davenport and his wife Peggy of Tyrone; sisters, Marjorie Gaston, Diane Williamson, Cheryl Hudson; brother, Ronnie Vaughn; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Robert Billy Smith, 87 of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Geraldine, Alabama to the late Willie O. and Pearl Stone Smith. Robert was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening, fishing and church channels on TV. Above all else he loved his family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by wives; Inez Smith, Virginia Smith, Maylar Smith; son Robert Smith; one sister; and brothers, Thomas Alvin, Frank Earl, William C., James H., and Buford Lee.
Linda Diane Parker Pickens, 63 of Conyers, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Washington County. She was born in Atlanta to the late Homer and Geneva Farmer Parker. Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a precious spirit, was fun-loving, loved flowers and lover her family. But most of all she loved the Lord. Linda was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Conyers. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Stanley Pickens, both parents and her brother Buddy Parker.
Thomas Richard Lagano, 52 of Jackson, passed away on April 5, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on December 18, 1963, in Queens, N.Y. and grew up in Ulster County, New York and Palm Beach County, Florida. Tom had an entrepreneurial spirit, tremendous sense of humor and had us laughing until we cried. He loved to cook, but most of all he cherished time spent with his family. Tom was a beloved father, husband, son, brother, uncle and cousin. He will be dearly missed, but he will live forever in our hearts. He was predeceased ...
Roger Darryl Holloway, 52 of Social Circle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 1, 2016. He was born in Athens, to the late Jessie Dean and Susie Holloway; in addition, he is preceded by his little brother Ricky and step mother Judy Holloway. Darryl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to everyone. He never met a stranger and would give you his last dollar. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, working on cars and building motors. He was a Shriner and a Mason. Darryl loved his wife, children and his grandbabies, but most of all he ...
Mr. Walton Eugene Harris, Jr., 83, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Benton House. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to the late Walton Eugene Harris, Sr. and Beulah Riley Harris. He is preceded by his late wife, Julia Jeanette Hitchcock Harris, and his four sisters.
Mrs. Linda B. Glover, 65 of Conyers, passed away April 6, 2016, at Piedmont Newton Medical Center. Glover was born in Porterdale to the late Herschel and Alma Lee Traylor Blalock. She was retired from Atlanta Gas Light Company where she worked in customer service. She loved to crochet, cook for family and friends, and collecting elephants. She loved being surrounded by her friends and talking about the Lord and reading her Bible. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Mamie Ruth Pittard Almand, age 91, of Covington, passed away on April 7, 2016, at Harbor Grace Hospice in Atlanta. The daughter of the late Warner Pittard and Mamie King Pittard, Mamie was born on December 22, 1924. She was raised and graduated from high school in Stone Mountain. She married Warren Candler Almand Jr. on July 4, 1946. Her life centered on being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She and her husband worked together in their janitorial business after his retirement. In their later years they enjoyed their friendships from their neighborhood, their church, and their camping ...
Mr. Leland "Judge" Ellis, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016. He was born December 12, 1924 to the late Clifford and Inez Jones Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a lifelong resident of Oxford; he was "Citizen of the Year" in 2000, chosen by the Mayor and City Council and was the grand marshal of the Oxford Fourth of July Parade. He was one of the founding members of the Oxford Fire Department which was originated in 1954. Mr. Ellis was of the Methodist faith and a longtime member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. He served his ...
Robert A. ("Andy") Cagle, 67, of Covington, passed away April 3, 2016, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle following a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Waycross in 1949 to Lillian and Ernest P. Cagle. Robert was a retired accountant. He also loved music and played in bands around south Georgia most of his life.