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Mother Mary Matthews

Memorial Services

March 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Andrew Hall

Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Julian Gilbert

Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Ann Schemmel

Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Raymond Carl Hallford

Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeline Danielle Young

Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Katherine Shawl Brewer

Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen Joseph Brown

Stephen Joseph Brown, 72, of Logansport, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in his residence after a battle with cancer.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marcene Phillips

Marcene Phillips, 69, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Marcene enjoyed crocheting, traveling to the beach and the mountains, and playing golf with her husband, Dwight. She had an adventurous, outgoing and encouraging spirit, and was the glue that held her family together. Marcene cherished the time spent with her family, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Papa Mac and Mama Mac.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Gary Carl Martin

Gary Carl Martin, 52, of Covington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Gary served in the United States Air Force and he was once employed at Walker Harris Chrysler dealership as a service adviser, until he became disabled.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Howard Spearman Haralson

Howard Spearman Haralson, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 96. Spearman, as he was known to most, was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for 66 years. In the 1950s he owned and operated his own grocery store, Haralson's Grocery, which was located in town between the bus station and Tri City Cleaners. Spearman closed the grocery store in 1972, to join his wife, Grace, in their family business, Haralson Florist. Together they built a business with a reputation for doing more than expected. They went above and beyond to ...

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Maurice Usher

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Emma Lee Douglas

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Mr. Willie Davis

Homegoing Service

November 25, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Bill Brantley

Mr. Bill Brantley, age 79, of Covington passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013. He was born February 10, 1934 in Morganfield, Kentucky to the late William Thomas and Margaret Taylor Brantley. Mr. Brantley served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He attended Georgia Tech and graduated with a degree as an Industrial Engineer. After graduating he worked for and retired from the United States Postal Service. Mr. Brantley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington; he served as a Deacon, sang in the choir and was a member of the Murphy Gang Sunday ...

November 24, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raburn Lee Crawford

Raburn Lee Crawford, of Covington passed away Nov. 21, 2013 at the age of 80. He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and was a dedicated employee of Bonded Service Warehouse for 47 years. He was thankful for all his blessings, his home and especially his family, whom he loved dearly. He enjoyed shopping at yard sales and pawn shops. Mr. Crawford loved gardening, giving vegetables away and riding his grandchildren on his farm equipment.

November 23, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph Frank Lawson and Margaret Elizabeth (Seidel) Lawson

Joseph Frank Lawson Jr., 82, and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth (Seidel) Lawson, 86, died at their home in Shady Dale, November 19, 2013. They were married 66 years, and together they instilled in their children the values of hard work, honesty and faith in the true God Jehovah. Mrs. Lawson was a devoted wife and mother and an ideal sister to Eugene M. Seidel of Portland, Ore.

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Lee Dimery

Ronald Lee Dimery, of Oxford, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013, at the age of 78. He met and married the love of his life, Dottie, at Florida State University, and they were married for 58½ years. Mr. Dimery was an accomplished residential and commercial architect, winning multiple awards for historic preservation. He dearly loved his family and his country. A Boy Scout troop leader, he enjoyed being outdoors and was an adventurer extraordinaire. Mr. Dimery was an Oxford City Council member for many terms, a volunteer firefighter, MYF leader, and was very active in CSI and AIA. His hobbies ...

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anabel Donaldson

Anabel Bleckley Donaldson died at Newton Medical Center on November 19, 2013. She was born in Clayton, Georgia in 1924. Anabel was the daughter of the late Leon and Irene Bleckley of Clayton, Georgia. Anabel is survived by her brother Dr. James Bleckley of Anderson, South Carolina, her daughter Anna Donaldson of Oldsmar, Florida, her son Robert Bickford of Dallas, Texas, and her daughter Candace Wagner of Covington, Georgia. Anabel attended Rabun County High School where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. A life-long sports fan, Anabel was center forward for the Rabun County High School girls' basketball team ...

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Charles S. Frady

Dr. Charles Samuel Frady, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and mathematician, passed away on November 13, 2013. Born on September 30, 1937, in Sylva, N.C., to Sarah and Ellis Frady, and one of 11 brothers and sisters,Charlie began life with meager circumstances. At the age of 3, Charlie was stricken with polio, but this tragic diagnosis turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Instead of dropping out of school to work in the town mill, Charlie was able to finish high school, and thus began his journey toward higher education.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lee Ann Brown

Lee Ann Brown, of Covington, passed away November 15, 2013, at the age of 52. She was at home surrounded by her loving family after fighting a long illness.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nadine White Long

Nadine White Long, 82, of Porterdale passed away Nov. 11, at Covington Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Long enjoyed sewing and reading. She was a member of Central Community Church in Covington and will be remembered as a devoted wife, aunt and friend to many. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her parents, Rupert Eugene and Ammerett (Butler) White.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary A. Burch

Mary A. Burch of Covington, 92, passed away Nov. 11. Mrs. Burch was a choir member and longtime Sunday School teacher at both Porterdale and Oxford Baptist churches. She was a very Godly woman who loved the Lord and was involved in the homebound ministry, visiting the shut-ins. Mrs. Burch enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Bowie Whittaker

Mary Bowie Whittaker of Covington passed away Nov. 8. The daughter of Roy E. and Odessa Davis Bowie, she was born in 1932, in Manchester. She graduated from Porterdale High School in the Class of 1949 and was also a graduate of Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. Ms. Whittaker worked as a surgical nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital and for Dr. Charles Dowman for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe Whittaker, and her brother, James Richard Bowie.

November 12, 2013 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Johnny Lee "Bo" Smith

Celebration of Life

November 12, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


C.F. Henderson

C.F. Henderson, of Covington, passed away Nov. 7, 2013, at the age of 91. Mr. Henderson was employed by Firestone Tires in Covington for 17 years, and operated Henderson's Phillips 66 Station for many years. After selling his gas station, he worked for Almon Construction Co. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where his son, the Rev. Harold Ray Henderson, served as pastor. Prior to his membership at Grace, he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

November 09, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha K. Hewell

Martha K. Hewell of Social Circle passed away November 8, 2013, at the age of 84. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church, where she served as leader of the nursery department for many years.

November 09, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ward

A Celebration of Life

November 08, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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