Mrs. Jane Sherwood Osborne, 81, of Douglasville passed away May 23. She was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Mansfield, the daughter of Aubra Lee Sherwood and Ruth Campbell Sherwood. Mrs. Osborne graduated from Porterdale High School in 1948. Her sister Patsy said that as a senior, Jane was chosen for all the superlatives.
Mrs. Sara Deason, age 79, a lifelong resident of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Abbey Hospice. She was born August 6, 1933 to the late Ermine and Josephine Cartledge Johnson. Mrs. Deason was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle and served the Lord her entire life. She taught Sunday school for many years and was a past president of the WMU. Mrs. Deason was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and was preceded in death by her husband Rufus Deason.
Ollie Mae Grant Sams, age 86, passed Sunday, May 19, 2013. A visitation will be Thursday May, 23rd at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home in Covington,Ga. from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30p.m. Graveside service will be held following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. in the Newborn Memorial Cemetery in Newborn, Ga.
Mrs. Faye Womac, 62, of Covington passed away May 4, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 16, 1951 in Porterdale and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. Mrs. Womac grew up in the First Baptist Church of Porterdale and worked as a nurse's assistant for many years, her family said she had a caretaker's heart and took great care of everyone. She loved people and loved to talk. Mrs. Womac was preceded in death by her father Ed Loyd, her brother and sister-in-law Ricky and Lynn Loyd and her sister Linda Loyd Durden.
Mrs. Hazel Harris Parish, 88, of Covington, joined her heavenly Father, May 1, peacefully at Abbey Hospice while surrounded by her family. Mrs. Parish was a lifelong resident of Covington and member of the First Baptist Church. She worked briefly, but when her children came along, the decision was made to be a full-time wife and mother. You could often find Mrs. Parish sitting on Floyd Street greeting everyone who came by. Mrs. Parish was loved and will be missed by her family and friends. Her favorite saying was, "I have had a wonderful life, and God is so good ...
Mr. George (Skeet) Harper, 93, of Porterdale, passed away April 30. Mr. Harper worked for Bibb Manufacturing Company for 20 years, before retiring from Hercules, in 1983, after 14 years of service. He was Past Master of the Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558 F&AM, in Porterdale, where he was a member for 60 years. In addition, he was a faithful member of County Line Baptist Church.