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Walter Samuel “Sam” Allgood

Walter Samuel "Sam" Allgood, age 64, of Monroe, died on June 12, 2015.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers

Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers, age 38, of Loganville passed away June 7, 2015. She was born in Georgetown, Ohio May 8, 1977 to her parents who survive her. Tara loved her family very much and always enjoyed volunteering with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed cross stitch and loved to be at the beach. Tara was a loving and caring; wife, mother, daughter and friend who had endless love for those she cared about. She was 1995 graduate of Faith Academy and also attended Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. Tara is survived by her loving husband Danny Brian Peppers, their ...

June 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lee Hurst, Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Leilani Danielle Stringer

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Dean Benton

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred ‘Mrs. Millie’ Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

May 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Dorothy Charlene Wilborn “Dot”

Ms. Dorothy Charlene Wilborn "Dot" died Dec. 10. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Stella Manuel) Glover, she was born in 1933 in Newton County, the oldest of seven children. She was preceded in death by brothers Alfonso Glover and Willie Ralph Glover. Ms. Wilborn was raised and educated in Newton County. Always a hard worker, she was gainfully employed by Bibb Manufacturing Company for 33 years. Ms. Wilborn was the proud mother of two children whom she adored. She was a very friendly and out-going person; her generosity and her kindness toward others won her many ...

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Crawford Doss

Charles Crawford Doss, 74, died at his residence Dec. 12. A native of Decatur, Ala., and resident of Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Ala., for the past nine months, he was previously a long-time resident of Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents Frances Jane Irwin Doss, formerly of Decatur and of Mobile, Ala., at her death in 1987, and Jack Crawford Doss of Hartselle, Ala. who died in 1972. Mr. Doss was in the United States Marine Corps and honorably discharged in 1961. He was a graduate of New York University in 1975 with a Bachelor of ...

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emmett Joseph Parish Sr.

Emmett Joseph "Joe" Parish Sr. died Dec. 13. The son of Jimmy and Annie Laurie Parish, he was born in 1959.

December 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr.

Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr. passed away December 13, 2011, at his home in Mansfield. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Freeman; his second wife, Evelyn L. Freeman; daughter, Carol Rogers; son, Allen Freeman, Jr.; and his parents, Claude Odell and Sarah Josephine (Colquitt) Freeman. Mr. Allen enjoyed being outside gardening and working in the yard. He also enjoyed fishing, and had a special love for animals. He loved spending time with his family.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Joseph Sears

James Joseph Sears of Covington died Sunday Dec. 11 at Westbury Health & Rehabilitation. The son of the late Fletcher Mason and Bessie S. Harper Sears, he was born in 1927 in Grayson. He served our country honorably in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. After serving his country he returned to Covington where he was active in our community. He served as a Deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church in Conyers and was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge 558 where he was a Past Worshipful Master. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed ...

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patsy L. Allen

Patsy L. Allen of Covington, 65, passed away Dec. 11. Mrs. Allen enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved life and loved going to the North Georgia Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. Mrs. Allen was a people person and loved taking care of her patients as a private sitter, as well as her patients at Merryvale. She was preceded in death by her grandson Christopher Thomas Phillips, parents Freddie B. and Fairybelle (Garner) Lane, sister Kay, father-in-law and mother-in-law George A. Sr. and Allene Allen.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rayburn H. Bankston

Rayburn H. Bankston, 73, of Mansfield, died December 10, 2011, at Abbey Hospice, in Social Circle. Mr. Bankston was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He dearly loved and enjoyed his family and friends. Mr. Bankston was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Todd; and his parents, Lamar and Gennie Mae (Kines) Bankston.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold

Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold of Loganville, passed away December 5, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Arnold graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, as a registered nurse, and gave her life serving other people. She loved sharing God's love with everyone she met. Mrs. Arnold enjoyed art, gardening, camping, spending time outdoors, and her cats. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Eugene Lord; second husband, Martin L. Arnold; and her parents, Willie Ralph and Clara (Kirk) Watkins.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph "J.C." Ward

Joseph "J. C." Ward, passed away December 8 at age 100. He was a much-loved and longtime resident of Covington, having moved here in 1950 to establish Ward's Accounting Service. He operated until 1980, when he retired and turned the business over to his son and son-in-law. He and his wife later established Candle Light Bridal Shop on the Square in Covington. He was born in Gladeville, TN, which he always referred to as "The Garden Spot of the World". After finishing school, he moved to Dalton, GA, where he became a successful businessman. In Dalton, he met and ...

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough

Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough of Oxford, passed away December 7, 2011, at the age of 93. She was born in Wrightsville, GA, on March 6, 1918, to the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Harris. Mrs. Scarborough was a resident of Oxford, since 1957, and was a member of Covington Christian Church. She retired from the Newton County School System, in 1980, after having taught at both Porterdale and Palmer Stone Elementary Schools. She enjoyed camping and needlework. Mrs. Scarborough was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Wallace A. Scarborough.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman

Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman died in Covington Dec. 5, lovingly surrounded by family. She was born in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Bob Jamieson.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Shirley Burgess

Mrs. Shirley Burgess, 69, of Mineral Bluff, GA formerly of Covington, GA passed away December 5, 2011. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 23, 1942 to the late Howard and Aleta Williams Noble. Mrs. Burgess was a retired school teacher retiring from C.J. Hicks Elementary School in Rockdale County. During her career she taught at East Newton Elementary School in Newton County. She enjoyed gardening and working around her home in Mineral Bluff that she and her husband who preceded her in death, Mr. Robert Burgess, built and retired to six years ago. Mrs. Burgess was a ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley

Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley, 74, of Conyers formerly of Boston, Massachusetts passed away December 2, 2011. Mr. Kelley was born in Boston on October 13, 1937 and was a Certified Public Account working for several firms before moving to Georgia and becoming self employed until his retirement. He was a devote Catholic, he loved working outside and cutting grass on his Massey Ferguson tractor even cutting others grass if he thought it needed it. Married for over 50 years to his wife who survives him Roseann Kelley he is also survived by his mother Isabella Browne of Boston and his ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rosa Lee Bell

Rosa Lee Bell of Covington, passed away December 5, 2011, at Newton Medical Center. She was 87 years of age at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Patterson and Jesse Bell; parents, Grady and Willie Cleo (Gunn) Dyer; and brother, Robert A Dyer. Mrs. Bell was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lucile Stokes

Mrs. Lucile Stokes, 82, of Covington passed away December 4, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late Gillum Chester and Garnett Wright Jackson. Mrs. Stokes was employed with Newton Medical Center working for a number of years as a clerk in the emergency room. A member of Countyline Baptist Church, Mrs. Stokes taught preschool age children in Sunday school and was an active member of her church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her son Avery Jackson Stokes.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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