Martha King Moody, 88, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Nixa, Montana. She was born in Covington and lived here much of her life. She was married for 61 years to Frank Moody, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2007. Mrs. Moody was a pastor's wife, and at various times, she had jobs as a secretary and substitute teacher. A member of a large family, she always enjoyed being with family members. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.
Natalie Wright Hull, 75, of Covington died Monday, December 8 at Emory University Hospital.
On December 7, 2014, Dr. Sherry Lea DeLoach Maloney of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with our Lord. Sherry passed away at the age of 58, after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.
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Peggy Knox, age 79, of Covington, passed away December 2, 2014. Mrs. Knox was a soft-spoken lady, with a gentle spirit and caring heart. She enjoyed playing bridge and dining out at nice restaurants. Additionally, she was an exceptional cook, and was known for her delicious pancakes and biscuits. Mrs. Knox cherished her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins, age 82, of Homestead, Florida passed away November 27, 2014. She was born November 25, 1932 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late James Lonnie and Regina Marie Guthrie. Mrs. Rawlins was a strong willed woman who loved her children and grandchildren very much. A woman with a strong work ethic, she worked at Owens Illinois in Hapeville, Georgia from 1957 to 1993. Mrs. Rawlins was an avid bowler who bowled on numerous championship teams. She loved to cook and shared that passion with her friends and family. Mrs. Rawlins was full of life, she enjoyed dancing ...
Mrs. Martha Ann Ridling Archer, of Kennesaw, passed away November 24, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born September 29, 1935, in McDonough, GA, to the late Frank and Thelma (Sowell) Ridling. Mrs. Archer was preceded in death by her husband, George Archer.
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Arthur Clifford "Bob" Guhl, a four-term member of the Georgia Senate and the only Republican to serve as DeKalb County Commission Chairman, died Nov. 30, one month after being diagnosed with a fast-moving type of cancer.
Xavier Thomas McKnight, was born May 24, 1960 to the late Arthur Thomas McKnight and the late Annie Robinson. He passed away November 16, 2014.
Otho Lane of Social Circle, passed away November 26, 2014, at the age of 94. Mr. Lane was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly defending his country in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, taught the Joy Sunday School Class and served on the board of Deacons. He was a Gideon, member of Kiwanis and past member and Deacon of Avondale First Baptist Church. While at Avondale, he also taught the junior boys' Sunday School class. Mr. Lane enjoyed spending time outside ...
Vollie Almand Hicks, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2014, at the age of 78. Mr. Hicks loved his family and never met a stranger. He enjoyed helping with Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, camping and hunting. Mr. Hicks was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Jaycees, both in Conyers, as well as the Telephone Pioneer Club.
Betty Tanner Walton, of Newborn, passed away November 28, 2014, at the age of 79. Born in Tifton, she grew up in Payne City Community in Macon, where she attended Miller High School, an all-girls' school. After graduating, she married and moved to Newborn, where she still lived. As a very active member of Newborn United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School for many years, served as UMW Treasurer, sang in the choir and served on several different church boards. She finished her bookkeeping career at NEPCO. In addition she was a poll worker for many years. Mrs. Walton raised ...
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William H. Kay III died on May 5 at 10:55 in the morning at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He fought a very brave and difficult battle. At his death he was surrounded by his wife, Maria Granito-Kay, his daughter Valerie Kay (Graham), his son William H. Kay IV and his sister Norah Burnes. Mr. Kay was 68 years old.
Don Vallee Barnes, 80, of Covington, moved on to heaven May 8. The son of Horace Benton Barnes Sr. and Emma Curtis Barnes, he was born in 1930. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 30 years service as an electronic equipment specialist at Warner Robins AFB. Mr. Barnes was predeceased by his sister Emogene B. Daniel.
James (Jimmy) Nathaniel White, Jr., of Covington, passed away May 9, 2011, at the age of 50. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling, billiards, and Nascar racing. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, James Nathaniel White, Sr.
Anna Maria Hobson of Social Circle, passed away April 21, 2011, at the age of 88. She enjoyed reading, walking, playing scrabble, meeting new people, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Hobson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hobson; son, William Peter Hobson; twin sister, Helen Kezi; and her parents.
Walker Pierce Campbell of Covington, GA passed away on May 8, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. He was born on November 26, 1933 in Covington as the second son of the late Margaret and Pat Campbell. Walker (or "Snort" as he was affectionately known by family & friends) graduated from Newton County High School in 1952, where he was a football player for the Rams and was an Eagle Scout. He went to Georgia Institute of Technology, returning home in 1955 to manage Campbell Lumber Company for his father and raise his young family. He continued his studies, and in 1965 received ...
Evelyn Marie Jones of Covington, passed away May 5, 2011, at the age of 82. She graduated from Monticello High School. Mrs. Jones was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church, in Covington. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Fred Julius Jones; parents, Charles Velma, Sr., and Elizabeth Pearl (Layson) Cunard; sisters, Marjorie Kersey, Sara Jones; daughter-in-law, Rita Gheesling Jones.
Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Dunevent, 64, of Covington died Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. She was born July 12, 1946 in Rome, GA to the late Marshall Leonard and Clara Mae Heath Adams. Mrs. Dunevent was of the Baptist faith and attended Solid Rock Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, crocheting and was the best cook in the country.
Sara "Genie" Lemonds, 43, of Monroe, died on April 30. The daughter of Gene Lemonds and Sara Lemonds, she was born in Covington in 1967.
Martha Lorene "Sister" Scott, 100, died on April 28. She was born in Walton County on May 11, 1910, to the late Robert Leonard Thompson, and the late Dora Louvenia Irwin Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Frank Vernon Scott; sisters, the late Christine Weldon, the late Dorothy Williamson, the late Mildred Bentley, the late Elaine Owens, the late Dora Mae Owens; and brother, the late Howard Thompson.
Bobbye Maddox Cawthon, 84, of Jackson, died April 29 at the Abby Hospice in Social Circle. She had been residing at Autumn Village Assisted Living Center in Jackson. She was born in Butts County, in 1927 one of 11 children of Glenn C. and Leila Mason Maddox. She was wife of the late John Curry Cawthon. Mrs. Cawthon was a secretary for Eastern Air Lines for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Covington.
William Roy Aiken Jr. (Bill) died peacefully with his family on April 29, 2011. He was born in Covington, GA on May 31, 1928. He was the only child of W. Roy Aiken and Florrie Aiken of Covington. Bill attended Heard Mixon School as a young child and later graduated with a M.S. degree from University of Georgia. He also attended Abraham Baldwin doing his undergraduate studies. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1986 achieving the rank of Colonel. He later went on to teach 5th grade at Heard Mixon Elementary school where he retired again ...
William C. Johnston, 84, of Covington, passed away April 29, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Johnston served in the U.S. Army, worked as a forklift driver at Ace Hardware in Conyers, and at the Army Distribution Center in Conley. He enjoyed fishing, storytelling, and spending time with his church family at Lovejoy United Methodist Church. He was a devoted husband, father and friend to many. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sara Frances (Dial) Johnston, daughter, Debbie Johnston, and parents, Lurline and George W. Johnston.
William (Billy) Moran Hendricks Jr., 67, of Commerce, died April 25 at Northridge Medical Center, Commerce. Born in Atlanta, he was the son of the late William M. Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks.