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Martille T. Floyd

Martille T. Floyd, a lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away December 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Mrs. Floyd retired from Bibb Manufacturing ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vianne Kelly Peay

Vianne Kelly Peay of Oxford passed away December 12, 2015, at the age of 57. A devout Christian, Vianne enjoyed knitting, gardening, reading, following politics ...

December 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Brian Keith Terrell Humphery

A Celebration of Life and Homegoing

December 13, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Luke Silvio

Luke Silvio, 93, currently of Covington, formerly of Grayson, Georgia, passed away on December 26, 2011. Mr. Silvio lived with his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Roberts Silvio, at Benton House in Covington. Mr. Silvio was a welder by trade and had his own welding business, first in Tucker and then in Grayson. He had a love of horses and transported horses throughout the country for individuals. He loved the Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys, and LSU Tigers. Mr. Silvio was the son of the late Antonio Silvio and Josephine Ciacco Silvio. He was preceded in death by six sisters and ...

December 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald M. Cronic, Jr.

Donald M. Cronic Jr. of Covington, GA died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at his residence. He was born on October 21, 1961 in Madison, GA to Donald M. and Annette G. Cronic Sr.

December 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Lou Travis

Mrs. Mary Lou Travis age 81 of Conyers, died Friday, December 23, 2011. She was born in Walton County on March 8, 1930 to the late Leonard and Maybelle (Grant) Hayes. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Mr. James E. Travis.

December 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louise Minnie Bryant

Louise Minnie Bryant of Covington, passed away December 22, 2011, at the age of 76. Mrs. Bryant enjoyed bowling, fishing, and gardening. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her parents, Caleb and Della (Walker) Babb; and her brothers, William Babb and Henry Babb.

December 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John "Raymond" Osborn, Sr.

John "Raymond" Osborn, Sr., of Conyers passed away December 18, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was 90 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Osborn was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Beatrice (Merck) Osborn, and his parents, John Baxter and Cora Lee (Smith) Osborn. Mr. Osborn owned and operated Osborn Plumbing Company, Inc., and was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Navy as a gunner's mate. He enjoyed nature with his hunting, fishing and gardening. Other pleasures were reading and canning fruits and vegetables. What he enjoyed most was ...

December 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris Elizabeth Crowell

Doris Elizabeth Crowell of Covington, GA died Thursday December 15, 2011 at the Benton House. She was born on March 18, 1921 in Covington, GA to Jack and Lula Greene Moore. She enjoyed working in her garden,canning and freezing the produce. She also loved to sew.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Charlene Wilborn “Dot”

Ms. Dorothy Charlene Wilborn "Dot" died Dec. 10. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Stella Manuel) Glover, she was born in 1933 in Newton County, the oldest of seven children. She was preceded in death by brothers Alfonso Glover and Willie Ralph Glover. Ms. Wilborn was raised and educated in Newton County. Always a hard worker, she was gainfully employed by Bibb Manufacturing Company for 33 years. Ms. Wilborn was the proud mother of two children whom she adored. She was a very friendly and out-going person; her generosity and her kindness toward others won her many ...

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Crawford Doss

Charles Crawford Doss, 74, died at his residence Dec. 12. A native of Decatur, Ala., and resident of Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Ala., for the past nine months, he was previously a long-time resident of Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents Frances Jane Irwin Doss, formerly of Decatur and of Mobile, Ala., at her death in 1987, and Jack Crawford Doss of Hartselle, Ala. who died in 1972. Mr. Doss was in the United States Marine Corps and honorably discharged in 1961. He was a graduate of New York University in 1975 with a Bachelor of ...

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emmett Joseph Parish Sr.

Emmett Joseph "Joe" Parish Sr. died Dec. 13. The son of Jimmy and Annie Laurie Parish, he was born in 1959.

December 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr.

Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr. passed away December 13, 2011, at his home in Mansfield. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Freeman; his second wife, Evelyn L. Freeman; daughter, Carol Rogers; son, Allen Freeman, Jr.; and his parents, Claude Odell and Sarah Josephine (Colquitt) Freeman. Mr. Allen enjoyed being outside gardening and working in the yard. He also enjoyed fishing, and had a special love for animals. He loved spending time with his family.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Joseph Sears

James Joseph Sears of Covington died Sunday Dec. 11 at Westbury Health & Rehabilitation. The son of the late Fletcher Mason and Bessie S. Harper Sears, he was born in 1927 in Grayson. He served our country honorably in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. After serving his country he returned to Covington where he was active in our community. He served as a Deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church in Conyers and was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge 558 where he was a Past Worshipful Master. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed ...

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patsy L. Allen

Patsy L. Allen of Covington, 65, passed away Dec. 11. Mrs. Allen enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved life and loved going to the North Georgia Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. Mrs. Allen was a people person and loved taking care of her patients as a private sitter, as well as her patients at Merryvale. She was preceded in death by her grandson Christopher Thomas Phillips, parents Freddie B. and Fairybelle (Garner) Lane, sister Kay, father-in-law and mother-in-law George A. Sr. and Allene Allen.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rayburn H. Bankston

Rayburn H. Bankston, 73, of Mansfield, died December 10, 2011, at Abbey Hospice, in Social Circle. Mr. Bankston was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He dearly loved and enjoyed his family and friends. Mr. Bankston was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Todd; and his parents, Lamar and Gennie Mae (Kines) Bankston.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold

Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold of Loganville, passed away December 5, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Arnold graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, as a registered nurse, and gave her life serving other people. She loved sharing God's love with everyone she met. Mrs. Arnold enjoyed art, gardening, camping, spending time outdoors, and her cats. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Eugene Lord; second husband, Martin L. Arnold; and her parents, Willie Ralph and Clara (Kirk) Watkins.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph "J.C." Ward

Joseph "J. C." Ward, passed away December 8 at age 100. He was a much-loved and longtime resident of Covington, having moved here in 1950 to establish Ward's Accounting Service. He operated until 1980, when he retired and turned the business over to his son and son-in-law. He and his wife later established Candle Light Bridal Shop on the Square in Covington. He was born in Gladeville, TN, which he always referred to as "The Garden Spot of the World". After finishing school, he moved to Dalton, GA, where he became a successful businessman. In Dalton, he met and ...

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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