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John Middleton

Mr. John Raymond Middleton, 62, of Winston-Salem passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1952 in Fairfax County, Virginia to George and Jimmie Weisner Middleton. John received his undergraduate degree from VCU and his Master's Degree from Wake Forest University. Formerly from Davidson County, he moved to Georgia where he worked with Service Master Corporation for 22 years. He then worked for Newton County from March 2000 as the Finance Director until his retirement in September 2014 as the County Manager. While working for Newton County, John touched ...

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Carey Lee Gaither

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Carey Lee Gaither

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Brenda P. Sweat

Mrs. Brenda P. Sweat, age 74, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born December 17, 1940 in Covington to Kermit and Jeanette Calvert Pratt who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Sweat worked for the City of Covington for many years and was a retired purchasing agent for DeKalb County. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church and was an avid reader, a seamstress and a gourmet cook. Mrs. Sweat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her brother Kermit Eugene and Mary Jo Pratt.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy ‘Dot’ Johnston

Dorothy "Dot" Johnston, of Mansfield, passed away February 16, 2015 at Riverside Health Care Center. She was 92 years of age at the time of her death. After attending business school, Dot worked for Southern Railway in Atlanta for 8 years. She was married for 59 years, 22 years to Ralph Johnson and 37 years to Lt. Col. Charles Johnston. Dot resided in Mansfield for 46 years in the home built by her first husband, Ralph. She had the opportunity to travel around the world with her second husband, Charlie. Dot was a long-time member of Covington First United Methodist ...

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nell Pennington Blair Mundy

Nell Pennington Blair Mundy of Covington passed away February 15, 2015. She was 98, her birthday being December 11, 1916. The daughter of W.B.R. Pennington and Annie Gay Pennington, she graduated from high school and business school. Mrs. Mundy moved to Atlanta and was employed by Atlanta Pharmaceutical Company and thirty years with Scott Paper Company. Back in Covington, she transferred her membership to the Covington First United Methodist Church, where she had been baptized and married. During this time Mrs. Mundy was the President of the United Methodist Churchwomen, an Administrative Board member, Callie Cohen Circle, and ...

February 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sidney Wallace Denny

Sidney Wallace Denny, age 71, of McDonough died Friday, February 13, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to John W. and Sara Ruth Denny. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Townley. After his time spent with the Navy SeaBees, he worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. After retirement he started his own heating and air company, All Air, Inc.

February 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Tiki Shamette Chaney

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 16, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Mary Kelly Aycox

Mary Kelly Aycox passed away October 17, 2011, at her residence in Social Circle. She was 84 years old at the time of her death. Mrs. Aycox's love of baseball came from watching her father and brothers play baseball, and even saw them play in Porterdale. Her love for baseball transferred to the Atlanta Crackers and then the Atlanta Braves. She loved cross-stitching, reading autobiographies and biographies, and hearing stories about her great-grandchildrens' activities. She enjoyed daily phone conversations with her family and friends. Mrs. Aycox was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Decatur but attended Covington ...

October 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Aliyah Simone Seaman

Aliyah Simone Seaman, at the tender age 10, passed from this earthly life on Oct. 7. Aliyah, the lively girl with the round face and big eyes, was born on Jan. 3, 2001, in Lewiston, Maine, and grew up in both Maine and Georgia.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph T. Overton

Joseph T. Overton of Norcross died Oct. 12. Raised in Thomasville, Mr. Overton was a graduate of Oglethorpe University. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank, formerly First Atlanta.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Margaret Hale

Mrs. Margaret Hale, of Dublin, Georgia formerly of the Covington-Social Circle area passed away Friday, October 14, 2011. She was born December 19, 1921 in Covington to the late Arthur and Minnie Jackson Carroll. Mrs. Hale was a longtime member of Social Circle First Baptist Church, and of the Covington First United Methodist Church. She worked for many years as the secretary to the superintendent of school for the Social Circle City School System.

October 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ann Tempel Blaker

Ann Tempel Blaker of Social Circle, passed away October 12, 2011, at the age of 60. She was an active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, and taught school in Social Circle. She was involved in women's activities at her church. Mrs. Blaker enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, golfing with her husband and son, and was a member of several different book clubs. In the last year of her life there has been a group of 40 friends, "Ann's Angels", who have visited and helped care for her. Mrs. Blaker is loved, and will be greatly missed ...

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martin Hunt Miley

Martin Hunt Miley entered the presence of his Savior and Lord on Monday, October 10, 2011. He was born in Atlanta, GA, April 3, 1951. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry W. Miley, Sr. and Mary Hunt Miley, and parents-in-law, Karl and Marian Wooster.

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gary W. Laxson

Staff Sergeant Gary W Laxson, 44, died at Liberty Regional Medical Center Oct. 9 after a sudden Illness. He was a native of Wurzburg, Germany, and had lived in Huntsville, Ala., for five years before enlisting in the US Army. He was a graduate of Butler High School in Huntsville. He moved to Covington, then joined the Georgia National Guard Service in Monroe and was later assigned to Ft. Stewart. He did two tours in Iraq and received the following awards: four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, three Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, Joint ...

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Coady Hamlin

Helen Coady Hamlin of Porterdale, passed away October 1, 2011, at the age of 81. Ms. Hamlin was a member of County Line Baptist Church, but also attended West End Baptist Church, in Social Circle. She enjoyed working word puzzles in her spare time. Ms. Hamlin loved her family dearly, and always kept a close check on them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie E. and Alva (Kitchens) Coady.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillian L. Dooley

Lillian L. Dooley, of Oxford, GA formerly of Mansfield, GA went to be with our Loving Lord on September 27, 2011. She was born February, 24, 1923 to the late Dean and Daisy Banks in Walton County Georgia. Mrs. Dooley is survived by her Daughter Glenda Diane Duvall, Great Grandson Tyler Duvall, Brother Raymond Banks and Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Waymon R. (Bill) Dooley, grandson Reid Duvall, Son-in-law Larry Duvall and several Brothers and Sisters. There will be a private service at a later date. J. C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and ...

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michael Keith Fondren

Mr. Michael Keith Fondren, age 31, of Covington passed away September 26, 2011. He was born December 3, 1979 in Riverdale, Georgia. Keith was a 1998 graduate of Mt. Zion High School and attended Dekalb Technical College. He was employed with Bulldog Tire in Covington and had been for a number of years. Keith attended The Church at Covington and was saved while a member at Riverdale Second Baptist Church.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Irene "Ms. Bill" Catchings

Mildred "Ms. Bill" Catchings of Covington died September 24, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in Talladega Springs, AL, to the late Amos and Mary Elizabeth "Kelly" McDaniel and was the widow of the late Herbert Hoover Catchings. She is preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Herbert Catchings and 10 brothers and sisters. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bert Kilpatrick

Mr. Bert Kilpatrick of Covington passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Kilpatrick was an U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife Jewell Kilpatrick and is survived by his daughter Carol Brown and her husband Tommy of Fayetteville; sons James Kilpatrick and his wife Judy of Covington, Sammy P. Flynt of Tyrone; brother, Harold Kilpatrick; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

September 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Margaret F. Thompson

Margaret F. Thompson of Oxford, GA died Wednesday September 21, 2011 at Hospice Atlanta. She was born on November 27, 1926 in Rosemont, WV to the late Roy and Anna Hyson Fox.

September 22, 2011 | Wheeler Funeral | OBITS


Dr. Walter A. "Beau" Beaumont, III

Dr. Walter A. "Beau" Beaumont, III, of Conyers, passed away September 19, 2011, at the age of 59 following an extended illness. The son of the late Walter A. Beaumont, Jr., and Virginia Wayne Beaumont, Beau was born in Atlanta on December 30, 1951. He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Susan (Lott) Beaumont, and children, Brittany Virginia Beaumont, Walter A. "Bret" Beaumont, IV, Yvonne Hoang, as well as one grandchild, Jonah. Other surviving family members include Covington resident, Virginia (Hooten) Lott, mother-in-law; and brother, Tucker Beaumont and his wife, Cathy, of Bent Mountain, VA; sister, Natalie Beaumont-Teel ...

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Quillian Elijah "Junior" Reagin

Quillian Elijah "Junior" Reagin passed away, at home, Sunday, September 18, 2011, surrounded by his wife and children after battling Parkinson's for 6 years.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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