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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


Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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June Marett Stallings

June Marett Stallings of Covington died October 24, 2011 at the age of 86. She was born in South Carolina to the late Paul Thomas and Ianthe June Casey Marett and was the widow of Jack McDaniel Stallings. June and Jack were married for 27 years and she worked for the Federal Government for 33 years. June enjoyed traveling and volunteering at the Hospital. She was a charter member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.

October 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Lucille Loh

Mildred Lucille Loh of Covington, formerly of Smyrna, TN, passed away October 25, 2011, at the age of 91. Mrs. Loh was a former employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and was a member of Highland Heights Church of Christ, in Smyrna, TN, for more than 40 years. She moved to Covington, in 2009, to be with her daughter and son-in-law, Ceci and Wayne Mullins. Mrs. Loh was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Barnhard Loh; and her parents, James Hershel and Addie Mai Patton.

October 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bobbie Bates Lev

Bobbie Bates Lev, 75, of Covington, passed away Oct. 20. She was born in Covington and, after graduating from Newton County High School in 1955, she moved to Atlanta where she married and raised her family. She returned to Covington in 2002. She retired from the Centers for Disease Control in 1996. Mrs. Lev was preceded in death by parents Laurie Curtis Bates and John Bates, her brother Joe Bates, cousin Janice Grizzard, nephew Michael Dunn and beloved granddaughter Samantha Lynn Armstrong.

October 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert M. Whitley

Mr. Robert M. Whitley, 88, of Covington passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2011. He was born July 10, 1923 in Jersey, Georgia to the late Mason and Lessie Whitley. Mr. Whitley was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and brother. Mr. Whitley loved life and worked until he was 80 years old in the asphalt and paving business that he owned. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Thelma Whitley in 2006.

October 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


H. Grady Hogan

Mr. H. Grady Hogan of Covington died October 22, 2011 at the age of 85. He was born in Madison, GA to the late Henry Grady Sr. and Mary Clair Hawk Hogan and was preceded in death by his wife Marianne Turner Hogan; brothers, W.C. Hogan, James Hogan & sister, Frances Tuell. Grady was a fan of the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed feeding the geese and ducks at Green Valley Farm, working in the yard and traveling. He also enjoyed eating at Henderson's restaurant. Grady loved his pets and spending time with his family and friends as he never met ...

October 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Jean Jacoby

Barbara Jean Jacoby, 78, passed away Oct. 17 following a brief illness. Mrs. Jacoby was the daughter of Martin and Sylvania Faulkner of Snowdoun, Ala. She is preceded in death by her husband Glen Jacoby and her son Dale Jacoby, as well as her brother Martin Faulkner and her sisters Carolyn Bailey and Francis Cutts. Mrs. Jacoby was a long-time resident of Montgomery, Ala., graduating from Sidney Lanier High School in 1951. Following the death of her husband, she devoted her life to raising her children as both mother and breadwinner. When that task was accomplished, she spent her remaining ...

October 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Kelly Aycox

Mary Kelly Aycox passed away October 17, 2011, at her residence in Social Circle. She was 84 years old at the time of her death. Mrs. Aycox's love of baseball came from watching her father and brothers play baseball, and even saw them play in Porterdale. Her love for baseball transferred to the Atlanta Crackers and then the Atlanta Braves. She loved cross-stitching, reading autobiographies and biographies, and hearing stories about her great-grandchildrens' activities. She enjoyed daily phone conversations with her family and friends. Mrs. Aycox was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Decatur but attended Covington ...

October 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Aliyah Simone Seaman

Aliyah Simone Seaman, at the tender age 10, passed from this earthly life on Oct. 7. Aliyah, the lively girl with the round face and big eyes, was born on Jan. 3, 2001, in Lewiston, Maine, and grew up in both Maine and Georgia.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph T. Overton

Joseph T. Overton of Norcross died Oct. 12. Raised in Thomasville, Mr. Overton was a graduate of Oglethorpe University. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank, formerly First Atlanta.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Margaret Hale

Mrs. Margaret Hale, of Dublin, Georgia formerly of the Covington-Social Circle area passed away Friday, October 14, 2011. She was born December 19, 1921 in Covington to the late Arthur and Minnie Jackson Carroll. Mrs. Hale was a longtime member of Social Circle First Baptist Church, and of the Covington First United Methodist Church. She worked for many years as the secretary to the superintendent of school for the Social Circle City School System.

October 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ann Tempel Blaker

Ann Tempel Blaker of Social Circle, passed away October 12, 2011, at the age of 60. She was an active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, and taught school in Social Circle. She was involved in women's activities at her church. Mrs. Blaker enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, golfing with her husband and son, and was a member of several different book clubs. In the last year of her life there has been a group of 40 friends, "Ann's Angels", who have visited and helped care for her. Mrs. Blaker is loved, and will be greatly missed ...

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martin Hunt Miley

Martin Hunt Miley entered the presence of his Savior and Lord on Monday, October 10, 2011. He was born in Atlanta, GA, April 3, 1951. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry W. Miley, Sr. and Mary Hunt Miley, and parents-in-law, Karl and Marian Wooster.

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gary W. Laxson

Staff Sergeant Gary W Laxson, 44, died at Liberty Regional Medical Center Oct. 9 after a sudden Illness. He was a native of Wurzburg, Germany, and had lived in Huntsville, Ala., for five years before enlisting in the US Army. He was a graduate of Butler High School in Huntsville. He moved to Covington, then joined the Georgia National Guard Service in Monroe and was later assigned to Ft. Stewart. He did two tours in Iraq and received the following awards: four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, three Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, Joint ...

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Coady Hamlin

Helen Coady Hamlin of Porterdale, passed away October 1, 2011, at the age of 81. Ms. Hamlin was a member of County Line Baptist Church, but also attended West End Baptist Church, in Social Circle. She enjoyed working word puzzles in her spare time. Ms. Hamlin loved her family dearly, and always kept a close check on them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie E. and Alva (Kitchens) Coady.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillian L. Dooley

Lillian L. Dooley, of Oxford, GA formerly of Mansfield, GA went to be with our Loving Lord on September 27, 2011. She was born February, 24, 1923 to the late Dean and Daisy Banks in Walton County Georgia. Mrs. Dooley is survived by her Daughter Glenda Diane Duvall, Great Grandson Tyler Duvall, Brother Raymond Banks and Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Waymon R. (Bill) Dooley, grandson Reid Duvall, Son-in-law Larry Duvall and several Brothers and Sisters. There will be a private service at a later date. J. C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and ...

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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