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Rita Unger

Rita Unger of Covington, passed away December 10, 2014, at the age of 82. She and her loving husband, Eric, were adventurous German immigrants who migrated to the United States to raise a family. The family lived for a short time in Ohio and Kentucky before settling in the Covington, Georgia area. She worked at Hercules in Covington for 25 years. She will be remembered by her family as a very loving mother and grandmother (Oma), who enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe. She was also an animal lover, who enjoyed her dogs, Teddy, Amber and Suzie. She was ...

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Larry Morton

Mr. Larry Morton, 79, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014. He was born May 2, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Daniel Jefferson and Martha Brookshrie Morton. Mr. Morton worked for Gordy Tile Company for 25 years. He enjoyed riding horses and coon hunting for many years.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Marcus Cook

Mr. John Marcus Cook, age 83, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away December 8, 2014. He was born in Monticello, Georgia on April 29, 1931 to the late Aubie Neal and Nellie Mae Hickman Cook. Mr. Cook was a mechanic and worked for Holbrook Farm Equipment in McDonough where he was employed for 33 years. He was a dedicated member of Stewart Baptist Church where he attended for over 50 years and served as a Deacon. Mr. Cook loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching trains and people and enjoyed the time that he spent with his ...

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha King Moody

Martha King Moody, 88, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Nixa, Montana. She was born in Covington and lived here much of her life. She was married for 61 years to Frank Moody, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2007. Mrs. Moody was a pastor's wife, and at various times, she had jobs as a secretary and substitute teacher. A member of a large family, she always enjoyed being with family members. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Natalie Wright Hull

Natalie Wright Hull, 75, of Covington died Monday, December 8 at Emory University Hospital.

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Sherry Lea DeLoach Maloney

On December 7, 2014, Dr. Sherry Lea DeLoach Maloney of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with our Lord. Sherry passed away at the age of 58, after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Roosevelt Lewis Roberts

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

December 08, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Peggy Knox

Peggy Knox, age 79, of Covington, passed away December 2, 2014. Mrs. Knox was a soft-spoken lady, with a gentle spirit and caring heart. She enjoyed playing bridge and dining out at nice restaurants. Additionally, she was an exceptional cook, and was known for her delicious pancakes and biscuits. Mrs. Knox cherished her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins

Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins, age 82, of Homestead, Florida passed away November 27, 2014. She was born November 25, 1932 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late James Lonnie and Regina Marie Guthrie. Mrs. Rawlins was a strong willed woman who loved her children and grandchildren very much. A woman with a strong work ethic, she worked at Owens Illinois in Hapeville, Georgia from 1957 to 1993. Mrs. Rawlins was an avid bowler who bowled on numerous championship teams. She loved to cook and shared that passion with her friends and family. Mrs. Rawlins was full of life, she enjoyed dancing ...

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Ann Ridling Archer

Mrs. Martha Ann Ridling Archer, of Kennesaw, passed away November 24, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born September 29, 1935, in McDonough, GA, to the late Frank and Thelma (Sowell) Ridling. Mrs. Archer was preceded in death by her husband, George Archer.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Gene Henderson

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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


Arthur Clifford 'Bob' Guhl

Arthur Clifford "Bob" Guhl, a four-term member of the Georgia Senate and the only Republican to serve as DeKalb County Commission Chairman, died Nov. 30, one month after being diagnosed with a fast-moving type of cancer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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J. W. Thompson

James William Thompson of Covington, GA died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Social Circle Health and Rehabilitation. He was born on November 27, 1921 in Jackson, GA to Hezekiah Columbus and Mary Edna Holifield Thompson. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army serving three years and nine months in the Pacific Theater as a Sergeant. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was one of the three oldest living members. His passion was hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

July 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, III

Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, III of Covington, passed away July 12, 2011, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 46 years old at the time of his death. Mr. LaJaunie enjoyed fishing, talking, and was a LSU and Saints fan. He owned Lawrence's Barber Shop for 12 years. Mr. LaJaunie was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church, where he served on the fellowship team, security team, and was a volunteer for the Hope for Harvest Food Ministry. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, Jr., and brother, Troy Anthony LaJaunie.

July 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Douglas H. Digby

Douglas H. Digby of Covington, GA died Sunday July 10, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on December 29, 1927 in Covington, GA to Hampton Paul and Cleo Johnston Digby.

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Dewey Cason

Mr. Dewey Cason, of Oxford passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 10, 2011. He was born May 31, 1925 in Oxford to the late Charles A. and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason. Mr. Cason was a lifelong resident of Oxford and was a member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church where he served faithful as an elder and member until his death. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy serving during World War II. Mr. Cason retired from Snapping Shoals EMC after 35 years of service.

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Spencer Seagraves

Dennis Spencer Seagraves, 52, of Covington, died on July 5. The son of Mary Frances Harden Seagraves and the late Clifford Edward Seagraves, Spencer was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1958.

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Roger Simpson

Charles Roger Simpson of Covington, passed away July 8, 2011, at the age of 68. Mr. Simpson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served as a hospital corpsman from 1961-1965. He was a 1961 graduate of Newton County High School; and retired, from Bellsouth, after 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Simpson was active in Jaycees and the VFW. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and enjoyed Nascar racing. Mr. Simpson spent most of his adult life in Palm Beach, FL; but returned to the Cartersville/Calhoun area, in 2003, and to Covington in 2008. He ...

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Monty Alexander Miller

Monty Alexander Miller of Covington, passed away July 3, 2011, at the age of 43. He enjoyed fishing, repairing and painting cars and motorcycles, going to the races, and riding out in the country roads with family. He was a loving and devoted son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Miller, Sr., and his brother, Robert Franklin Miller, Jr.

July 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr.

John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr. of Oxford, passed away June 30, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was 76 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Anderson, affectionately known as Buck, enjoyed being a "Ride-Along" with the Newton County Sheriff's Department. He also enjoyed family karaoke, as well as collecting guns and art. Mr. Anderson had a wonderful sense of humor and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Ann (Trump) Anderson and parents, John Harold Anderson, Sr., and ...

July 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Reneé Meadors Hansen

Reneé Meadors Hansen, 56, of Watkinsville, GA, passed away June 28, 2011, at her mother's home after a long illness. Reneé was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in Covington, GA. She graduated from Newton County High School and continued her education at the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. She thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, in Conyers; and was also active at the First United Methodist Church, in Athens, as her health permitted ...

June 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackson Barnett “J.B.” Stokes

Jackson Barnett "J.B." Stokes, 82, of Douglasville, passed away June 24. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Stokes had lived in Paulding County for the past 11 years. He retired from Southern Bell after over 40 years of employment and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was an avid hunter, and belonged to the Ridge Road Hunting Club, and he attended Sweetwater Baptist Church.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha “Pety” Williams Hawkin

Martha "Pety" Williams Hawkins, 77, of Covington, passed away June 27 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Hawkins loved to read the Bible. She enjoyed talking to friends and was always selflessly willing to help others. Mrs. Hawkins loved to watch TV and had a special love for animals.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser

Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser, 93 of Covington passed away June 27, 2011. She was born July 24, 1917 in Monticello, GA to the late Grover Cleveland and Maude Steadham Mercer. Mrs. Prosser was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother. She was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was the President of the WMU. Mrs. Prosser retired from teaching having taught at East Newton and Mansfield Elementary Schools. She was also a member of the local AARP Chapter. Mrs. Prosser was preceded in death by her Husband Mr. Charles ...

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond

Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond of Covington passed away June 25, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1949 in Shelby, North Carolina to the late Mr. Bruce Raynor and her mother Mrs. Coleen Dorsey Raynor who survives her. Mrs. Bond grew up in Decatur, GA and was a 1967 graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School; she has lived for the last 40 years in the Conyers and Covington areas. Mrs. Bond worked for 30 years with the State Department of Transportation in Atlanta and retired in 2008. She attended First Baptist Church of Covington and Lakepoint ...

June 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie M. Johnson

Jackie M. Johnson of Covington, passed away June 23, 2011, at the age of 60. Mrs. Johnson was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Frances (McCommons) Mathews.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard

Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard of Covington, passed away on June 17, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born the second daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. L.M. Lyda in Walhalla, South Carolina on May 29, 1914, and had been a resident of Newton County for 76 years. Mrs. Heard was a retired bookkeeper, and a loyal and faithful member of Oxford Baptist Church until her health prevented her attendance. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Robert P. Beard in 1959 and Felton Wilson Head in April 1998; dear step-son, Marine Sgt. Claude B ...

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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