Mrs. Elsie Mae Hodges Chaplin, 87, of Stockbridge, died Jan. 31. She was born in Walnut Grove, the daughter of Richard Preston Guthrie and Gaynell Castleberry Guthrie. She was also preceded in death by her husbands Raymond Thomas Hodges and Robert Lee Chaplin, and son Richard Preston Hodges.
Mrs. Pam Carithers, 52, of Covington, passed away Jan. 26 at Newton Medical Center. She was born in Cynthiana, Ky., in 1960. She was the owner and operator of Pam Taxi in Covington. She was also of the Christian faith and a member of Trinity Praise Center.
Mrs. Helen G. Peterson, 98, of Covington and Dunwoody, passed away on Jan. 25. Mrs. Peterson worked in retail sales for Davidson's Department store and eventually became a certified nursing assistant and an ombudsman for area nursing homes. She enjoyed flower gardening and was happily married for 40 years to A. Charles Peterson, who preceded her in death.
Mr. Randy S. Banks, 49, of Covington, passed away on Jan. 23. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends. Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Martha Banks, sister Deborah Ann Banks and brothers William Boyd Banks, Bob Banks and Tim Banks.
Ms. Mattie Pearl Woods Gaskin passed away on January 15, 2013. She was born on September 24, 1948 to the late Andrew "Blue" and Elnora (Gaither) Woods. Although Mattie was the first born of eleven girls and two boys, her motto was, "I am the first born but I am not the oldest". That is because Mattie had a forever young spirit and a real zest for living life to its fullest. Her father, mother, brother, James "Babyboy" Woods, and live-in aunts, Zola and Lillie Woods preceded her in death.
January 24, 2013|
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Mrs. Patsy McDonald, age 70, of Oxford passed away at her home surrounded by her family Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was born August 30, 1942 in Covington to the late John and Mary Ruth Hall Rutledge. A longtime employee of Oxford College Patsy loved her job and the people she worked with over her 28 year career. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. The love of her life was her family, and she was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Adrian McDonald.
Zachery Bernard Robertson was born to Clyde L Robertson Sr. and Catherine Wright Robertson in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 7, 1956. He accepted Christ as his Personal Savior at a young age and grew in the Lord.
He attended Atlanta Public Schools. Zachery enjoyed drawing and playing his guitar. For several years he played in a local band in the Atlanta entertainment arena.
January 17, 2013|
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Roy Lee Osborn of Covington died Jan. 13 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of Charlie T. and Ella G. McCord, he was born in 1936 in Jersey. Mr. Osborn was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially fishing and watching his grandson Brayson play baseball and having his granddaughter Kyleigh cook him French fries. He was a very giving and humble man. There was never a time that he wouldn't give someone the shirt off his back. He loved his family with everything in him. He instilled honesty, love, charity ...
Mrs. Merle Hays Prosser, 96, of Mansfield, passed away Jan. 10. She was a member of Luther Hays Presbyterian, in Hayston, both named after her forbears. Mrs. Prosser and her husband Anson, owned and operated Prosser Variety Store, in Mansfield, for more than 25 years. She enjoyed reading, writing, solving crossword puzzles, meeting new people and visiting with old friends when they came into their store.