Ms. Geneva Rhodes was born in Newborn on Dec. 1, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy (Lula Hart) Rhodes. She was the fourth of their six daughters. Four sisters Rosie Rene, Selema, Bertha Lee and Charlene preceded her in death.
Ms. Rhodes was raised and educated in Newton County. At an early age, she joined the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, becoming an active and devoted member. She enjoyed serving on the kitchen committee. A very hard worker, Ms. Rhodes was employed at the Burnt Pines Plantation where she was one of the favorite cooks. She was known for preparing very ...
Mr. Tommy Ellis, age 60, of Oxford passed away October 22, 2012 at his home. He was born November 29, 1951 in Atlanta to the late Harvey and Peggy Matthews Ellis. Mr. Ellis loved woodworking, coin collecting and NASCAR. His was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather whose favorite thing to do was spend time with his family.
Mrs. Geina A. Stanton, age 89, of Social Circle passed away October 18, 2012. She was born in Cuthbert, GA to the late Hull and Mary Johnson Andrews on July 26, 1926. Mrs. Stanton was a retired school teacher who began her career as a home economics teacher at Social Circle High School. She left her career for a time to raise her sons before returning to the class room teaching until her retirement at Ficquett Elementary School. Mrs. Stanton was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Social Circle where she taught the Senior Ladies Sunday School ...
Mr. Robert Lee Hartline, of Covington, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10. His family cherished the 73 years they had with him. Mr. Hartline was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for 39 years. He was a devoted family man.
Mr. James Darrington Hamlett, died Oct. 11, in Montgomery, Ala. He is survived by his wife Ashley Campbell Hamlett, formerly of Covington, and two sons Henry Churchill and William Gunter Hamlett; his parents Carolyn Clark Minder of Benton, La. and Ernest Holt Hamlett III of Orrville, Ala.; his brother Ernest Holt Hamlett IV (Kelly) of Chattanooga, Tenn. and two sisters Alice Hamlett Mendoza (Tony) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sarah Hamlett (Carston) of Clanton, Ala. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother Alice Little Clark of Gadsden, Ala.
Mrs. Inez Phillips Bowen, 88, of Covington, died Oct. 9. The daughter of Oscar and Omie McCart Phillips of Porterdale, Mrs. Bowen was a direct descendant of Noah Phillips who established the first textile mill in Newton County at Cedar Shoals (now Porterdale). She was an avid golfer, owned and operated a hair salon in Covington for many years, and was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Joel T. Bowen Sr. and an infant son Billy Thomas Bowen.
Mr. Harold Glen Brown, 68, of Leesburg, Ala., passed away Sept. 27. Mr. Brown was a member of Hopewell Advent Christian Church. He was the son of Glen and Thelma Shew Brown.
Survivors include his wife Becky Ison Brown of Covington; daughter Tammy (Matthew) Schroeder; grandson Collin Schroeder; brother Gary (Sharon) Brown; niece Christy (Gary) Haggard; nephew Shannon (Erica) Brown.
Brenda Kay Turner, age 67, of Covington passed away October 3, 2012 at Emory University Hospital. She was born December 19, 1944 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late James and Mary Kelly Davis. Mrs. Turner enjoyed flowers and shopping, she was a longtime employee of Phil's Pawn Bank in Conyers working there for 25 years. She loved her family dearly; she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Turner also loved her 5 Chihuahua's. She was preceded in death by her brother Jimmy Davis.
Mrs. Ida K. Davis, 96, of Covington passed away October 2, 2012 at Riverside Nursing Home. She was born March 16, 1916 in Milen, Georgia to the late George and Bonnie Hall Kent. Mrs. Davis was a retired school teacher who taught for 35 years and a large part of her career was here in Covington, first teaching at the old Covington School and then at Ficquett Elementary School until her retirement. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Covington becoming a member when she moved to Covington in the 1940's while her late husband Mark ...