Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large farming family of seven sisters and a brother. He attended school until the sixth grade but had to return to the family farm. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. When he returned from his military service he met his wife Rose Marie Manery at Grant Park and they were married for 54 years. He was a hard worker and retired from Emory University after 33 years ...
Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired after 22 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Oxford Baptist Church where he devoted his time as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a kind and generous man, had a great sense of humor and was always the life of the party! Mr. Whitney loved his family dearly, enjoyed traveling and spending time with them and will surely be missed by all who knew and adored him. He was preceded ...
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 ...