Robert Walton Busby, 80, "Bob" and Norma Ruth Whitney Busby, 79, passed away this week and will be together and comfort each other in heaven as they did on earth. Bob died Tuesday, Sept. 4, unexpectedly and Norma passed away Sept. 6.
Mrs. Patricia Anne Coyner King, of Covington passed away September 7, 2012 at Newton Medical Center. She was born in Porterdale, GA to the late Wincel and Ellen (Fincher) Johnson. She loved reading, journaling and was a collector of clocks and angels. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her best friend and partner Tommy Cowen.
Kimberly Pippin, of Covington, passed away August 30, 2012. Mrs. Pippin was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending The Church at Covington. She loved spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Zsha Zsha, who passed away with her. Mrs. Pippin was loved by many.
Mrs. Bettye Odum Hays, 74, of Mansfield passed away August 30, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Baxley, Georgia on July 30, 1938 to the late Archibald and Jewel Odum. Mrs. Hays was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was nurse for 24 years at Newton Medical Center, an avid reader, an Atlanta Braves fan and she loved going on vacation especially to the mountains.
Mrs. Annette Loyd, of Lexington, South Carolina formerly of Covington, GA passed away August 30, 2012. She was born July 27, 1918 in Covington, GA to the late C.C. and Lavinia Landrum Jones Worsham. Mrs. Loyd was a charter member of the Cotton Bowl Quilting Guild, a former member of First Baptist Church of Covington, GA a former member of Fidelis-Estherion Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church of Covington, GA. A.member of Lexington Baptist Church, Lexington, SC, and was retired from Lithonia Lighting where she worked as a receptionist. She was preceded in death by her husband James ...
Mr. Robert E. "Bob" Peterson, 70, husband of Linda Dunn Peterson, died Aug. 27 at his home. Born in Appleton, Wis., he was a son of Harold E. and Norma D. Killam Peterson. Mr. Peterson was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired as Operations Manager from International Paper. Mr. Peterson was a man who loved his God, family and job. He saw the good in everyone and never judged. Love is not an easy feeling to put into words. Neither is ...
Mrs. Mary Merle Davis, 85, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012. She was born May 30, 1927 in Covington to the late Jesse and Allie Farrow. Mrs. Davis was retired from Oxford Industries where she was employed for a number of years as a seamstress. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and loved spending time with her family and was very close with her great grandson Cody. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carson Davis.
Mrs. Dorothy Lassiter Steele, 86, passed away Aug. 20 at her home in Covington. The daughter of Elwood and Georgia Lassiter, Mrs. Steele was born in Newton County and graduated with honors from Covington High School in 1942. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she began teaching at Porterdale, where she taught fifth and sixth grades for most of her teaching career. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington and carried her love for teaching into her church work, having taught Sunday school for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a ...
Mr. Wayne Loyce McMullen, 69, of Covington, died Aug. 20 at his residence. He was born and raised in Monticello and moved to Covington 40 years ago. His father was Edgar Loyce McMullen. He attended West Georgia College and was a member of the Monticello Baptist Church and loved to hunt and fish. Before retirement, he was a machinist for the Kliklok Company.
Mrs. Fannie K. Gilstrap of Covington passed Aug. 19. Mrs. Gilstrap is survived by sons Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Gloria) Gilstrap, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Gilstrap; daughter-in-law Mrs. Ola Mae Gilstrap; grandchildren Carla (Melvin) Holland, Angela (the Rev. Thomas) Head, Crystal Gilstrap, Reginald (Christy) Gilstrap and Roderick Dunn; four great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; devoted niece Rosetta Mitchell; other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Mary Bradford-Blanco, 72, of Oxford, passed away Aug. 20. She loved to cook, enjoyed crafts and shopping. Mrs. Blanco was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Blanco; and her parents Henry R. and Edith Arizona (Holbrook) Howell.