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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


Vianne Kelly Peay

Vianne Kelly Peay of Oxford passed away December 12, 2015, at the age of 57. A devout Christian, Vianne enjoyed knitting, gardening, reading, following politics ...

December 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Brian Keith Terrell Humphery

A Celebration of Life and Homegoing

December 13, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Doby E. White

Doby E. White, 86 of Covington, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at home. He was born in Decatur to the late Oscar and Annie ...

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur ‘Bo’ Fisher

Coach Wilbur "Bo" Fisher, 79 of Oxford, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Addie Joe Shepherd Williams

Homegoing Celebration

December 10, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | 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 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Eric Daryl Johnson

Eric Daryl Johnson, age 44 of Covington, Georgia passed away August 19, 2015. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Shirley Bramlett Johnson and the late Ray Carlton Johnson, Sr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sheila Johnson. Eric was a general contractor estimator his working career and enjoyed motorcycles.

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rosa Louise Smallwood

Rosa Louise Smallwood, 86 of Covington, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care. Louise was born in Atlanta Georgia to the late Arthur and Rosa Glaze. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 28 years Ray E. Smallwood, brother, William Glaze and sister, Irene Glaze Bruce. Louise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, nannie and friend. She was a member of the Porterdale Women's Club. Louise worked for Bibb manufacturing as a spinner for 30 years. She loved to sew and enjoyed sewing for others. She was an avid Bingo player and mastered ...

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fraces Ivey

Frances Ivey, of Social Circle, passed away August 13, 2015, at the age of 86. Mrs. Ivey was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington. She relished in a competitive game of bridge with the ladies from the Woman's Club. Mrs. Ivey loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them, this included her beloved cat "Boots". She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ivey; daughter, Susan Gay; grandson, Brandon Gay; and mother, Marion Miller.

August 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Norman W. Snellgrove

Norman W. Snellgrove, 71 of Conyers, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Birmingham, AL. to the late Brady and Freda Stokes Snellgrove. Norman was a member of Conyers Church of God and was retired from the State of Georgia. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend. Norman loved bingo and playing cards. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters Marie Smith and Merle Kitchens.

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth Stokes Steadham

Ruth Stokes Steadham, 94 of Porterdale, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care of Covington. She was born at home in Covington to the late Herschel and Fannie Mae McClure Stokes. Mrs. Steadham was the oldest member of County Line Baptist Church. She became a member at age 18 and remained a member until her death. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmama or "Bean-Bean" and great-grandmother. Mrs. Steadham loved her family and the people at County Line Baptist Church. She was a great cook, loved people in general and enjoyed playing with her grandchildren. Mrs. Steadham ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rubie Lee Terry

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

August 14, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Bibb Blease Henderson

Bibb Blease Henderson was born January 7, 1927 in Covington County, Alabama to William Washington and Daisy Bell Henderson. He was the seventh of eight children. He was born into a family unique in its love for each other. Survival on a 40-acre farm for a family of 10 during the depths of the depression, forged bonds between siblings that were unique and everlasting. "Family" always meant brothers and sisters. Children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces were all born into a loving and nurturing environment but were not "Family".

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mattie Lou Shepherd

Mattie Lou Shepherd of Covington, passed away August 11, 2015, at the age of 85. Mrs. Shepherd was an active member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. Her favorite pastimes included reading, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hugh Shepherd; and her parents, Fairest Jones and Lelah Jones.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie Lee (wawa) Hewell Denny

Annie Lee (Wawa) Hewell Denny, of Covington, passed away July 14, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born February 18, 1921, in Porterdale to the late Bert and Callie Mooney Hewell, who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Denny, affectionately known by all as WaWa, enjoyed her dolls, her friends, but most of all she loved her family. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Denny was a resident of Dream Catcher Farm Assisted Living Home in Jackson. Preceding her in death were her ...

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Collins

FUNERAL NOTICE

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


William ‘Bill’ Sims

William "Bill" Sims of Oxford, passed away July 31, 2015, at the age of 74. Bill retired from US Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, and was also very admired and loved at Napa Auto Parts, in Covington. He was a devoted Southern Baptist Christian and member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. An ordained minister, he dedicated his life to serving The Lord, and also took part as an angel of Kairos Prison Ministry, which led countless broken men to Jesus. He was a selfless southern gentlemen, who left his mark on the world with his Christian views. William's love for ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in Newnan, on July 2, 1943, to Merrell and Pat Lowery.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community of Newton County. Mrs. Hamlin worked for the Federal Government with the Department of Agriculture. She was Baptist by faith and a member of County Line Baptist Church and also attended the First Baptist Church of Covington with her husband Mr. James Melvin Allen, Jr. After Mr. Allen's death she married Mr. Ray Hamlin until his passing some years later. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend; she loved country and gospel music ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John and Joyce Fincher Cook. Mr. Cook worked for Harold's Propane and started his career with Cawthon Brother's Propane some 40 years ago. He loved to ride his motorcycle and play his guitar. Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Carolyn Cook; his children, Chris and Hope Cook of Monticello, and Noelle & Anthony Johnson of Covington; his grandchildren, Bailey, Ashlyn, Catelaine, Heaven, Zac, Jaisiah and Lia along with his sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha McLendon

Martha Delia McLendon, age 103, Rutledge, died on July 22, 2015. She was born in Thomson on April 11, 1912, to the late Annie Kate and William Samuel Shields. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Nick McLendon.

July 30, 2015 | Meadows Funeral Home | OBITS


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