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Shelby Jean East

Shelby Jean East, of Social Circle, passed away May 31, 2017 at 76 years of age. Devoted to her family, Shelby Jean was happiest when ...

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Raymond E. “Corky” Cole

Raymond E. "Corky" Cole, 84, of East Asheville, passed away May 27, 2017.

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


John Darrow Seymour

John Darrow Seymour, 72, of Cape Coral, FL passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late ...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays

Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays, age 95, passed away Monday, May 15 at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Marty Holder

Marty Holder, of Barnesville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 67 years of age. Mr. Holder served in the United States Army and was ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frances Pauline (Polly) Pogue

Frances Pauline (Polly) Pogue, of Covington, was born Jan. 20, 1918, and passed away May 8, 2017, at the age of 99. She was a ...

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Deborah Parham

Mrs. Parham met and married the late James Parham in 1967 and three sons were the results of this union. Mr. Parham went home to ...

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lemar Shepherd

Lemar was born on November 29, 1937 in Newton County to the parents of Mr. Henry L. & Millie Maude (Freeman) Shepherd.

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Virginia Carr

Mrs. Virginia Carr was born July 9, 1924, to the late Mr. & Mrs. James (Julia) Terrell in Morgan County. She was one of five children.

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Coral Faye Adams

Mrs. Coral Faye Adams age 86 of Ellijay died Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Virginia Elizabeth Crabtree Dobbs (Jenny)

Virginia Elizabeth Crabtree Dobbs (Jenny) passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on May 4, 2017, exactly three years to the day from the ...

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Hattie Mae Smith

Hattie Mae Smith, age 74, of Peoria passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Willie S. Henderson

Mr. Willie S. Henderson died Aug. 27. The son of Clinton and Daisy (Blanchard) Henderson, he was born in Covington in 1921. His older brother Fred, preceded him in death.

August 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Annette Loyd

Mrs. Annette Loyd, of Lexington, South Carolina formerly of Covington, GA passed away August 30, 2012. She was born July 27, 1918 in Covington, GA to the late C.C. and Lavinia Landrum Jones Worsham. Mrs. Loyd was a charter member of the Cotton Bowl Quilting Guild, a former member of First Baptist Church of Covington, GA a former member of Fidelis-Estherion Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church of Covington, GA. A.member of Lexington Baptist Church, Lexington, SC, and was retired from Lithonia Lighting where she worked as a receptionist. She was preceded in death by her husband James ...

August 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frank Edward Watson Sr.

Mr. Frank Edward Watson Sr., 82, of Monticello, passed away Aug. 24. A resident of Riverside Healthcare Center for the past two years, he was a logger, welder and mechanic for most of his life.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Robert E. Peterson

Mr. Robert E. "Bob" Peterson, 70, husband of Linda Dunn Peterson, died Aug. 27 at his home. Born in Appleton, Wis., he was a son of Harold E. and Norma D. Killam Peterson. Mr. Peterson was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired as Operations Manager from International Paper. Mr. Peterson was a man who loved his God, family and job. He saw the good in everyone and never judged. Love is not an easy feeling to put into words. Neither is ...

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Mary Merle Davis

Mrs. Mary Merle Davis, 85, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012. She was born May 30, 1927 in Covington to the late Jesse and Allie Farrow. Mrs. Davis was retired from Oxford Industries where she was employed for a number of years as a seamstress. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and loved spending time with her family and was very close with her great grandson Cody. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carson Davis.

August 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dorothy Lassiter Steele

Mrs. Dorothy Lassiter Steele, 86, passed away Aug. 20 at her home in Covington. The daughter of Elwood and Georgia Lassiter, Mrs. Steele was born in Newton County and graduated with honors from Covington High School in 1942. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she began teaching at Porterdale, where she taught fifth and sixth grades for most of her teaching career. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington and carried her love for teaching into her church work, having taught Sunday school for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a ...

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Wayne Loyce McMullen

Mr. Wayne Loyce McMullen, 69, of Covington, died Aug. 20 at his residence. He was born and raised in Monticello and moved to Covington 40 years ago. His father was Edgar Loyce McMullen. He attended West Georgia College and was a member of the Monticello Baptist Church and loved to hunt and fish. Before retirement, he was a machinist for the Kliklok Company.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Fannie K. Gilstrap

Mrs. Fannie K. Gilstrap of Covington passed Aug. 19. Mrs. Gilstrap is survived by sons Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Gloria) Gilstrap, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Gilstrap; daughter-in-law Mrs. Ola Mae Gilstrap; grandchildren Carla (Melvin) Holland, Angela (the Rev. Thomas) Head, Crystal Gilstrap, Reginald (Christy) Gilstrap and Roderick Dunn; four great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; devoted niece Rosetta Mitchell; other relatives and friends.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Blanco

Mrs. Mary Bradford-Blanco, 72, of Oxford, passed away Aug. 20. She loved to cook, enjoyed crafts and shopping. Mrs. Blanco was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Blanco; and her parents Henry R. and Edith Arizona (Holbrook) Howell.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Nevin Jack Stander

Mr. Nevin Jack Standard, 93, of Oxford, passed away Aug. 16.

August 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Katherine W. Alliston

Mrs. Katherine W. Alliston, 96, of Oxford passed away Aug. 15, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Alliston and her parents George Murza and Ovie Elizabeth (Freeman) Wilson.

Mrs. Alliston was accomplished at crocheting, needlepoint and cross stitching. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and was retired from Belk Department Store in Covington.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


T.J. Bell

Mr. T.J. Bell of Monticello, 26, passed away Aug. 13. T.J. loved his son Hunter dearly and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed music, writing poetry, always lived life to the fullest and loved his Lord. T.J. was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Riley Henry Jackson and paternal grandparents Billy Gene and Lillie Mae Bell.

Survivors include his son Hunter Bell; parents Billy and Angela Bell; sister and brother-in-law Cynthia Bell and Andrew Rogers, all of Monticello; brother and sister-in-law Billy and Candi Bell of Covington; grandmother Mary Ann Jackson of Monticello; aunts ...

August 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Adell Digby

Mr. Adell Digby, 91, passed away Aug. 16. Mr. Digby was briefly employed by Bibb Manufacturing Company, before opening Digby Trim Shop which he owned and operated for 28 years. He ran the Porterdale Recreation Department for a number of years, and served as custodian for County Line Baptist Church for 17 years. While at County Line Baptist he taught the fourth grade Sunday school class.

He enjoyed deer hunting, and often composed and wrote lyrics, music, poems and short stories. He played several musical instruments and sang Christian and country music.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


James William Lassiter

Dr. James William (Bill) Lassiter, 92, of Covington, passed away Aug. 12, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living, in Gainesville.

August 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


James William Lassiter

Dr. James William (Bill) Lassiter, 92, of Covington, passed away Aug. 12, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living, in Gainesville.

The son of Elwood Gray and Georgia (Salter) Lassiter, he was born in 1920 in Covington. Dr. Lassiter graduated from Covington High School and received his bachelor's degree in animal husbandry from the University of Georgia in 1941. He received a reserve commission as a 2nd Lt. in the 9th Calvary, one of two regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers in the U.S. Army. In 1943, he was ordered to the Pacific and served on Guam until World War II ...

August 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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