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Jeffery Keith Broxton

Jeffery Keith Broxton, Sr., of Covington, passed away January 4, 2015, at the age of 56. Jeff was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Eatonton, until his sickness prohibited from attending. He supported all church activities, but missions were closest to his heart. Once diagnosed with ALS, Jeff's main focus was leading as many people to Christ, as possible. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, who was a dedicated family man and always cared more about his family and friends than himself. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, David C. Broxton, Sr.

January 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr.

Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr. passed away at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2, 2015. He was born at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 8, 1935. Mr. Eady was a fifth generation resident of Oxford, Georgia, and a fourth generation graduate of Emory University. As a youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and reached the rank of Eagle Scout. He also worked as a lifeguard and waterfront director at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the summers of 1953-55. In 1956, he served as president of the North Georgia Methodist Youth ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Della Astin Kitchens

Della Astin Kitchens, 93, of Porterdale, passed away peacefully January 2, 2015. Della was an active member of Porterdale Baptist Church prior to her declining health. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing after 35 years of service and was member and past president of Porterdale Woman's Club. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She lived a very full life and was deeply loved by her family and many friends, who will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Kitchens; great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Abe Hopkins; sister, Sallie ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Richard P. “Ricky” Heath

Richard P. "Ricky" Heath, of Covington, passed away January 2, 2015, at the age of 52. Ricky enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming and woodworking. In addition, he loved carpentry and building things. Ricky was fun loving and well-liked. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sonny and Alice Heath; and brother, Kemp Heath.

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lowell Freeman

Lowell Freeman, age 83, of Pontiac, died Sat. November. 29, 2014.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Babington Remley

Jean Babington Remley, 98, passed away peacefully at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle December 31, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Born November 22, 1916 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. Remley was a resident of Covington since 1939. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph M. Remley (Joe). Survivors include one daughter Jeannette R. Harris and son-in-law, Ned Harris of Monticello, and one granddaughter Sharon Jean Kinman-Hall, and husband Rod Hall of Lawrenceville. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Chase Remley Hall and Avery Leigh Hall.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rosie Nell Russell Tanks

Rosie Nell Russell Tanks, 90, of 228 Oak Drive Social Circle, passed on Monday, December 29, 2014 in Thomaston.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Wesley Crawford

Wesley Crawford of Covington, passed away August 14, 2011, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 40 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Crawford was a resident of Rockdale and Newton Counties for 35 years and was a former employee of Penta Engineering where he was a commercial roofing inspector. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, spending as much time as possible on the road. Mr. Crawford had a very creative mind and enjoyed making metal artwork.

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Robbie Lee Hayes

Mrs. Robbie Lee Hayes, age 91 of Oxford passed away August 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born February 29, 1920 in Oxford to the late Collie Lee and Verlyn Mitcham Bostwick. Mrs. Hayes was a lifelong resident of the Gum Creek Community in northern Newton County, a longtime member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was formerly employed with the Bibb Manufacturing Company. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Thomas Elmer Hayes and a daughter Deborah Lee Hammons

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Cook

Florence Carpenter Cook passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Newport News, VA. She was born April 30, 1918 in Demorest, GA, and moved from Georgia to Newport News in 1997 to be near her daughter and family.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John B. Griffin

John B. Griffin Jr., M.D., was born on Sept. 24, 1931, and died on Aug. 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 79. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Bunyan Griffin Sr. and Ella Mae Griffin. A native of Mt. Airy, he grew up in Atlanta, and was valedictorian of his graduating class at Boys High School, which became Grady High School in his senior year. He spent his undergraduate years at Emory University, completing his degree in only three years, after which he went on to earn his medical degree at ...

August 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Julia Kathryn Jones

Julia Kathryn Jones, 89, of Social Circle, died on Aug. 5.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell West Gilbert

Jewell West Gilbert, 74, of Monticello, died Friday, Aug. 5, at her residence.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Carter Mitchell

Mrs. Patricia Carter Mitchell died July 30 at Rockdale Hospital. Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1949 in Covington, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rillious (Addie Joe Reed) Fuller. "Mat Pat," as she was known by her family and friends, embraced life with zeal. As a single mother, she worked diligently to raise her five children; although it was an environment of humble beginnings, her love and God's grace was abundant. She did not let the pressures of being a single parent prevent her from imparting Christian values in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Mrs ...

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Suedell H. Adams

Suedell Harris Adams, 98, of Social Circle, died on July 31. The daughter of the late Jessie Harris and the late Lula Peppers Harris, she was born in 1913 in Elberton. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Dozier Adams and her son-in-law Bruce Tollison. She was a member of West End Baptist Church where she played piano until she was 92-years-old.

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Hugh Shepherd

John Hugh Shepherd of Covington, passed away August 3, 2011, at the age of 83. Mr. Shepherd was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Japan during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and reading. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Agnes D. Smallwood

Agnes D. Smallwood of Stockbridge, passed away August 1, 2011, at the age of 85. She attended Cornish Mountain Baptist Church; and enjoyed traveling, sewing, word search puzzles and reading. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. Mrs. Smallwood was preceded in death by her husband, Donovan Smallwood; mother, Minnie (Brown) Cagle; and father, John B. Dean.

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linton Robeson Lovett

Linton Robeson Lovett of Covington, Georgia died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Abbey Hospice. He was born March 25, 1923, in Marietta, Georgia. He was educated in the Atlanta public schools. He attended Emory and Virginia College, a Methodist college in Virginia, where he earned an AB degree in 1943. In 1947, he graduated from Duke University School of Law with an LLB degree. Mr. Lovett served in World War II in the United States Navy in the Central and North Solomons Campaigns with the rank of Lieutenant in command of LSTs. Following the war and graduation from law school ...

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dianne Hickly

Mrs. Dianne K. Hickly, age 64, of Covington passed away July 23, 2011. She was born in Atlanta, GA on March 1, 1947 to the late Clarence Nolan and Katie Mae Boyd Kendall. Mrs. Hickly was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, The Sizzlin Red Hat Mama's and a member of the Sorority Beta Sigma Phi, XI EPISLON LAMBDA. Mrs. Hickly was also very active, along with her husband in the GWRRA, Chapter A and together the Hickly's were the Past Couple of the Year 2010 and Current Couple of the Year of the District for ...

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine James

Geraldine James of Covington, passed away July 29, 2011, at the age of 71. She enjoyed singing, playing the bass guitar, and making contributions to various organizations. Mrs. James was an excellent home maker, and loved taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Lee and Irene (Sanders) Herring; son, Ronnie G. James; one sister and four brothers.

July 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan of Newborn, passed away July 29, 2011, at the age of 48. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Evelyn (Huff) Morgan; grandparents, Clifford and Mary Morgan; and sister, Angela Ruth Morgan.

July 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda D. Saxton Smith

Ms. Linda D. Saxton Smith died July 26. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clary (Ruby Stanley) Saxton, she was born in Bamberg, S.C., in 1952. The family moved to Georgia in 1956, and at an early age Ms. Smith joined Bethlehem Baptist Church in Covington. She was a dedicated employee of ISS (International Storage Systems) for many years until her health declined. Ms. Smith was a thoughtful, caring and loving person. She was there for everyone in his or her time of need. She loved entertaining, planning family gatherings, fishing, dancing and singing.

July 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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