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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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Alice Flanigan

Alice Flanigan, 61, passed away Dec. 1 in Savannah.

December 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emory (Dump) Bowen

Emory (Dump) Bowen of Covington, passed away November 30, 2011, at the age of 81. Mr. Bowen was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean conflict. He was a faithful member of Covington First United Methodist Church, and the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief where he was willing to go wherever, whenever needed. Mr. Bowen retired from Southern Bell, after 37 years of service, was a member of Telephone Pioneers, and was also a member of Golden Fleece Lodge # 6 where he received a 50-year pin from the Masonic Order. Mr. Bowen was an avid hunter ...

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John G Adams Jr

John Green Adams, Jr, known to many as "Rueben", of Atlanta, passed away December 1st in Covington, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents John Green Adams,Sr. and Alma Jones Adams, and his wife of 54 years, Louise Ozburn Adams.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine Williams

Geraldine Williams of Covington, passed away November 23, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Williams was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She loved her family, her church, and her many, many friends. She was known for her kindness and sense of humor. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Williams, Sr.; son, Ronald Lamar Williams; and her parents, William and Nellie Louise Green.

December 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brigitte Cabiness

Brigitte Cabiness of Conyers, GA died Saturday November 26, 2011. She was born on October 7, 1946 in Burg am Fehmarn , Germany to Peter and Ursula (Heiden) Schieweck. While in Germany she was a Physical Therapist specializing in Vojta therapy to babies and young children with central nervous system disturbances (Cerebral Palsy). There are a lot of young adults walking and running around the world with fewer physical handicaps because of her therapy. In her 40s she returned to the University and received her BA and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Studying and learning were the best years of ...

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bill Humphries

Bill Humphries of Oxford passed away November 19, 2011, at 65 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Berry and Ira (Peace) Humphries, brother, Rodney Humphries, and sister, Janice Chittum. Mr. Humphries enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and taking care of his family.

November 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth Gartenhaus Smith

Ruth Gartenhaus Smith, 88, of Conyers, passed away November 23, 2011, at Hospice House of Conyers, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a long-time, active member of Canaan Baptist Church, in Covington, where she was involved with the Sunshine Fellowship group; and a faithful supporter of the church and its mission projects. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Gartenhaus of Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN, who were founders of the International Board of Jewish Missions. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James. A. Smith.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rita Montez Hunt

Rita Montez Hunt of Covington, GA died Thursday November 24, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on September 22, 1945 in Covington, GA to Thomas Richard and Dorothy Louise Palmer Jones.She loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cassandra V. Thorne

Mrs. Cassandra V. Thorne died Nov. 11. She was born in 1959, the daughter of Herbert H. and Corine Gunn, in Washington, D.C. She began her education in the public schools of Washington, D.C., and then graduated from Howard University in 1982 and committed her life to serve God through her professional expertise as an occupational therapist. She relocated to Georgia in 1991 and in 1992 married Michael Thorne. With a smile that lit up a room, Cassandra lived a life that brought glory to God and brightened the lives of people who loved her. She was a ...

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marilyn Smith Gregory

Marilyn Smith Gregory of Covington, passed away November 22, 2011, at the age of 68. Mrs. Gregory was an active member of Covington First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and Secretary of the Josie Goode Sunday School Class. She was one of the founding members of the Satsuki Garden Club, Newton County Soccer, and the Covington First United Methodist Church Preschool Program. Mrs. Gregory volunteered her time with several different organizations including the Red Cross, Newton County Clean and Beautiful, and was also a Pink Lady volunteer. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend; and will ...

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Plunkett

Mrs. Mary Plunkett of Covington died November 22, 2011 at the age of 76. She was born in Acworth, GA, to the late Henry Grady and Pearl Lorine "Ray" Thomas and was the widow of the late Jimmy Elvin Plunkett. She retired from textile manufacturing after working for over 20 years in Fulton County. Mary enjoyed playing Bingo. She enjoyed visiting with friends and loved spending time with her family. Mary is preceded in death by her son, Earnest Lee Plunkett.

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Byron Christie

Charles Byron Christie, 76, of Eatonton passed away at his residence. Mr. Christie was a truck driver for most of his life and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mittie Lou Wilkerson Owenby

Mittie Lou Wilkerson Owenby of Lawrenceville, passed away November 21, 2011, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was 83 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lamar Owenby; parents, Charlie Autry and Mary Grace (Barnett) Wilkerson; sister, Jo Ann Sims; and brother, Gerald Wilkerson. Mrs. Owenby was employed by Southern Bell for several years, and retired from the State of Georgia. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington, Eastern Star and Women's Auxiliary for the Disabled American Veterans.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Polly Beam

Polly Beam, 89, of Porterdale, passed away Nov. 20. The daughter of the late Edgar and Gracie Curley Frey, she was born in Dallas and has resided in Newton County since 1959. She was a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Ms. Beam was a loving mother, and will be missed by her family and friends.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jerry Wayne Deerman

Jerry Wayne Deerman of Oxford, GA died Sunday November 20, 2011. He was born on September 2, 1962 in Atlanta, GA to John and Shelby Hunter Deerman, Sr. He was a member and Director of Works of Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge #6 where he was currently serving as Junior Deacon. He also was currently serving as District Deputy to the Grand Master of Masons in Georgia in the 8th Masonic District. He was a Past Master of Pace Lodge #558 where he was active in all areas and especially enjoyed coaching. He was also involved in the York Rite bodies ...

November 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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