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Melinda Ford

Melinda Ford of Covington died April 8, 205 of cancer.

April 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara B. Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jimmy Kirk

Jimmy Wayne Kirk, age 70, of Social Circle, died on March 23, 2015. He was born in Walton County on February 17, 1945 to the late Mary Lizzie Drake Kirk and the late Johnny E. Kirk. Surviving are: wife, Susan Kirk of Social Circle; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Tim Bell of

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Howard Johnson

John Howard Johnson, of Covington, passed away April 5, 2015, at the age of 73. After working for the State of Georgia as an accountant, Mr. Johnson started his own business providing tax preparation and financial services across Metropolitan Atlanta for 17 years until his retirement. He was a private pilot and enjoyed fishing, playing golf and watching NASCAR. An upstanding citizen in the community, he was a member of the Gideons in Newton County, serving as treasurer for many years, and was a charter member of East Newton Baptist Church. In addition, he proudly served his country in the ...

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Reed Wright died Tuesday, March 31 at age 91, after a year's stay at Benton House in Covington. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Wright was the son of the late Dr. William Cosby Wright and Sarah Louise Camp Wright, both long-time residents of Covington. He is survived by cousins, Charles Maxwell of Anthem, AZ, Margie Maxwell Swift of Selma, AL, and Diane Maxwell Richardson of Birmingham, AL. During World War II, Mitchell participated in the D-Day Invasion. After the war he lived in Paris, France for most of his adult life, where he was a ...

April 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James “J.B.” Norman

James "J.B" Norman of Covington, passed away April 3, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Norman owned and operated Norman Printing Company for 32 years. A member of Eastridge Community Church, J.B. enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding and working on motorcycles. Additionally, he liked going to auctions and yard sales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lois Mask Norman.

April 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melvin Evans “Jack” Williams

Melvin Evans "Jack" Williams, 78 of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home Thursday April 2, 2015. Jack was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Melvin and Mildred Williams. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dodd.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland

Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland, age 71, of Covington passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was born November 5, 1943, in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Thomas and Myrtie Nix. Dolores was a faithful daughter of our Heavenly Father. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Covington. She always connected with a local church wherever she lived. Dolores had a beautiful alto voice and loved singing praises to God. She loved God's Word and shared it with others through neighborhood Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and wherever she had opportunity to witness about His love ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel Young Daniel

Rachel Young Vansant Daniel, 104, of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015. Mrs. Daniel was born in Douglasville, and was 1929 graduate of Metter High School. Following graduation, she had several jobs, in Atlanta, as the nation recovered from the depression. In 1939, she joined Liberty Mutual where she worked as a claims adjustor and later a Fleet Manager for their leased vehicles. She and her first husband, Ralph Linch, were married only nine years before he was killed, in action, on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. She later married Alton Daniel, in 1948, and together they ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patt Smith

Patt Smith of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015, at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith graduated from Sparks Memorial Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR with her registered nursing degree. She was also affiliated with Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Mrs. Smith retired from Weyerhaeuser where she was an Eastern U.S. in-service manager. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed spending time with family, reading, camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; parents, Fred and Gladys Walters; her sisters, Betty and Colene.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harvey Lee Anglin

Mr. Harvey Lee Anglin, age 83, of Covington passed away March 31, 2015. He was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Albert Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Anglin. Mr. Anglin enjoyed racing and is a member of The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He raced at the Peach Bowl, Lakewood and Sonoma. Mr. Anglin retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 34. Mr. Anglin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who together with his wife personified family and were role models for not only their family but for all that were blessed ...

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Maxine Cosby Harris

Ms. Maxine Cosby Harris departed this earthly life On Nov. 13. On April 26, 1967, Maxine Cosby was born in Morgan County, to the late Freeman Cosby, Sr. and Betty Clemons. The family later moved to Newton County, where she was educated in the Newton County School System. She was united in matrimony in 1997 to Mr. Larry Harris. The union was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Layonna.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marvin T. Pressley

Marvin T. Pressley of Covington, passed away November 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. He was 70 years old at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Zelvia (Bishop) Pressley. Mr. Pressley enjoyed hot rod cars, drag racing, fishing and mechanical work. He was a selfless man who had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone. He loved driving a loader and going to the mountains. Mr. Pressley was a member of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He will be remembered as a ...

November 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lorene P. Rainey

Lorene P. Rainey of Covington, passed away November 16, 2011, at the age of 96. Mrs. Rainey was a faithful member of Alcovy United Methodist Church, for over 30 years, and loved her church family dearly. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, reading, and working in the flower garden. Mrs. Rainey loved her family, and enjoyed cooking for them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Rainey; and her parents, Monroe Sanford and Leona (Evans) Pair.

November 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth L. Alley

Elizabeth L. Alley of Covington, passed away November 14, 2011, at Newton Medical Center. She was 75 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewellyn Irwin and Louella Price, sister, Dorothy, and brother, Junior Price. Mrs. Alley was a member of the Red Hat Society in Covington, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathryn R. Hunnicutt

Mrs. Kathryn Reagan Hunnicutt, age 94, of Covington passed away November 12, 2011. She was born August 1, 1917in Covington, Georgia to the late William L. and Eleanor Capes Reagan. Mrs. Hunnicutt was a very active and long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, serving for many years as the Treasurer of the Sunday school. She was also retired after 51 years of service from Belk's Department Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Hunnicutt. Mrs. Hunnicutt is survived by her Nieces and Nephews, other family and close friends.

November 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Kate Syphoe Hightower

Mrs. Martha Kate Syphoe Hightower died Nov. 9 at Newton Medical Center.

November 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frank A. McCrackin

Mr. Frank A. McCrackin of Covington died November 10, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center at the age of 86. He was born to the late Arthur C. and Georgia Ann Dunn McCrackin in Telfair County, GA, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was employed by Williams Brothers Lumber Co. for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and mowing the yard at church. A cowboy at heart, he enjoyed westerns and horseback riding. Frank was a huge GA Bulldog fan, and loved spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jimmy Knight.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Randall Timothy Wade, Sr.

Randall T. Wade, Sr., of Mansfield passed away November 9, 2011 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He was 53 years old at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zinnie Aubury and Gladys Mildred (Blankenship) Wade. Mr. Wade enjoyed fishing, watching TV, traveling, and learning. He loved spending time with his family.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice M. Pertilla

Alice M. Pertilla

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jewell T. Shelton

Mrs. Jewell T. Shelton of Mansfield passed away November 2, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was 97 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Shelton, and parents, Arthur and Ophelia (Tanner) Callaway. Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker who enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She was a wonderful cook, with cakes being her specialty. Mrs. Shelton was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church, where she was a faithful nursery worker for many years. She loved being with her grand and great-grandchildren.

November 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Bowen

Joe Bowen

November 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James R. "Jim" Coody

Mr. James R. "Jim" Coody, age 80, of Covington passed away November 1, 2011. He was born in Jersey, Georgia on January 23, 1931 to the late Newton and Ruth Carroll Coody. Mr. Coody was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church, an avid collector and a member of the VFW having served his country in, both the United States Navy and the Untied States Air Force.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Genell Harper

Genell Harper passed away at her home in Oxford surrounded her family, October 31, 2011. She was 60 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Harper; parents, John Bailey and Mae (Finley) Tilson; and her mother-in-law, Susie J. Harper. Mrs. Harper loved spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. She enjoyed the time she spent at her lakehouse, as well as fishing, crafts, reading, bird and deer watching, and flowers. She also enjoyed Thursday night family dinner dates at El Charro.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allie Brock Hawkins

Allie Brock Hawkins of Covington, passed away October 29, 2011, at the age of 92. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Hawkins retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after nearly 38 years of employment. She loved reading, flower gardening, and vegetable gardening. She was an excellent cook, and everyone especially enjoyed her black walnut cake and coconut pies. Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Hawkins; and her parents, William John and Allie (Shewbert) Brock.

October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


LCpl Aaron Michael Fowler

LCpl Aaron Michael Fowler of Conyers, passed away October 27, 2011, at the age of 19. LCpl Fowler was on reserve status, having served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a 2010 graduate of Salem High School, in Conyers. LCpl Fowler was a black belt, in karate, and enjoyed riding ATV's, running, playing tennis, riding jet skis, traveling, and sky diving.

October 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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