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Jeanette Kathryn Strauss

Jeanette ("Jenny") Kathryn Strauss, 71, departed this life on December 11, 2015.

December 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan of Covington, passed away December 15, 2015, at the age of 92. Mr. Sullivan, a Purple Heart recipient, honorably served his country in ...

December 16, 2015 | Staff Report | 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 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

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Sarah Day

Mrs. Sarah Day, age 85, of Covington passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born January 3, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to the late Harvey and Minnie Smith King. Mrs. Day met and married H. Denver Day and together they moved to Covington where Mr. Day was the manager of the Farmer's Mutual Exchange. She was a longtime member of The Baptist Tabernacle, joining there in 1970. Mrs. Day taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. She was known by her church family as the "Soul Winner" because she loved telling people about Jesus ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lee Marvin Hardeman

Celebration of Life

August 22, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson, age 59 of Oxford, Ga., daughter of Willard and Martha Lamberson, both deceased, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, after a seven year courageous battle against cancer.

August 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Tommie Rand

Tommie Rand, 83 of Covington passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his home. He was born in Enfield, North Carolina to the late Willie and Nora Lee Rand, Sr. Tommie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He proudly served his country during the Korean War where he was disabled. Tommie was a member of the Masons and Disabled American Veterans. He loved Jazz and Blues music, travelling, his Cadillac, dressing well and wearing his hats. Tommie moved to Covington 11 years ago from Buffalo, New York. He adored his grandchildren and loved to talk about his childhood ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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


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

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