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Alexis Shantell Cook

On June 25, 2017, God needed our Angel Alexis and called her to his heavenly home. Born, October 21, 1995, God blessed Tanya Cook- Freeman ...

July 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Deborah ‘Debby’ Stotz

Deborah "Debby" Stotz, of Social Circle, passed away June 28, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Dave Stotz; daughters Sara Collier and Kaitlin Stotz ...

July 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Julia (Judy) Lott

Julia (Judy) Lott, of Covington, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 90 years of age. Mrs. Lott attended Union Chapel, a one-room schoolhouse in ...

June 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Elizabeth Gail Baker

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Gail Baker: April 11, 1954 - June 13, 2017. Funeral Service Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sims ...

June 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Delia Sweat Fleming

Delia Sweat Fleming, of Covington, passed away June 26, 2017, at 67 years of age. Born to Forrest and Kathryn (Hilderbrand) Sweat, who have preceded ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Opal M. Goins

Opal M. Goins, 93, of Monticello, passed away Aug. 22. Mrs. Goins was a lifelong resident of Newton County and faithful member of Covington First United Methodist Church for 58 years. In addition, she was involved with the Lillian Everette Circle of FUMC and the FUMC over 50 club. She was loved, and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Goins was preceded in death by her husband Terrell A. Goins, son Robert W. Goins and her parents Jonathan and Mamie (Thompson) McClure.

August 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sammy Moss

Sammy Moss, 82, of Covington, passed away Aug. 20. Mr. Moss was a dedicated employee of Southern Bell, for 31 years, before retiring at the age of 51. He was a faithful member and deacon of Porterdale Baptist Church and was always willing to do anything the church needed of him. He always stayed busy around the house and especially enjoyed working in his flower and vegetable gardens. Papa, as he was affectionately known to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was a loving husband to Nanny, a devoted father and grandfather, and a perfect example of how a Godly man should ...

August 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Jason Aaron

Mr. Jason Aaron, age 35, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 14, 1978. Jason was a former employee of Henry's Fast Lube. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing, watching his son play baseball and enjoyed playing baseball himself, he loved music and working outside. Jason attended Alcovy United Methodist Church. He is survived by his son Kaleb Aaron, his daughter Kallie Bedingfield, his former wife Melissa Aaron, his parents Art and Lynn Aaron, his girlfriend Devin Pringle, his brother and sister-in-law Josh and Jessica Aaron, special brother David ...

August 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Willie Mae Poole

Willie Mae Poole, 88, of Oxford, formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Aug. 18. Born in Guntersville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie Melton and Alice Keylon Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Poole, who died in 2001 and a sister, Thelma Ryans. Mrs. Poole resided for 11 years at Merryvale Assisted Living Center in Oxford, where she enjoyed many activities. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Franklin, N.C.

August 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jerry Hagan

Jerry Hagan, 67, of Mansfield, passed away Aug. 18, after his battle with cancer. Mr. Hagan was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. However, he grew up all over the country as a "military brat," due to his father's Air Force career. At one time, he counted over 20 schools he attended while growing up. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Purple Heart recipient, having served two back-to-back tours in Vietnam. He was Navy but was stationed with the 3rd Marines. Mr. Hagan operated LCM6/LCM8 boats carrying personnel and equipment up and down the Cua Viet ...

August 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Luther ‘Junebug’ McCart

Luther "Junebug" McCart, of Porterdale, passed away August 16, 2013, at the age of 67. He and his wife owned and operated McCart Shell for 17 years. Junebug was a great story teller and practical joker. He was a very generous person and was loved by all of Newton County. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Okanus McCart.

August 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ruby Dell Crawley

Ruby Dell Crawley, 88, of Covington, passed away Aug. 15. She was a longtime, loyal member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington. She loved her church and served in many different capacities and was active in various groups. She was a member and past president of the Pilot Club and enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, making ceramics, and reading – especially after the children were grown. In addition, Mrs. Crawley enjoyed traveling with AARP and the Golden Eagles from First Newton Bank. Of her many destinations, she was fortunate to have visited Italy, the Western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Nova Scotia ...

August 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Julia Ann Carter Pyles

Julia Ann Carter Pyles, 81, of Dunwoody, passed away Aug. 15 after extended illness with Alzheimer's. She was the daughter of the late John Mercer Carter and Mary Frances Jacobs Carter and was born in 1932 in Grayson. Mrs. Pyles' early years were spent on her family farm in Walnut Grove. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1949 and received an AA in Home Economics from the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville in 1952. Upon graduation from college, she worked in Atlanta and met her husband. They were married on July 18, 1954. They resided in ...

August 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Anna Ruth Hardeman Norris

Celebration Of Life For Mrs. Annie Ruth Hardeman Norris Sunrise Sunset

August 16, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | Obituaries


Georgia Gaither

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Georgia L. Gaither

August 14, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | Obituaries


Ronnie Carr

In Celebration And Rememberance Of

August 14, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | Obituaries


Jonah Bryce Barnett

Jonah Bryce Barnett, 11, of Covington, died Friday, Aug. 9, at his residence. Jonah was born in Dublin and was a member of High Point Baptist Church in Covington where he lived the past four years. He attended the seventh grade at Cousins Middle School. His journey touched the lives of many and his testimony was touching to all that he met. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Grady Barnett Sr.

August 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Glenda J. Brooks Dobbs

Mrs. Glenda J. Brooks Dobbs, 69, of Covington, passed away Aug. 11 at Newton Medical Center. Born in 1943 in Oliver Springs, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Oscar H. and Mary Louise Brooks and was a homemaker. Mrs. Dobbs enjoyed reading her Bible every day and was a professed Christian.

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


G.B. "Skip" Cook

G. B. "Skip" Cook went home to be with our Lord Aug. 10. He was born to his proud parents, Ben Hyatt Cook and Pauline "Polly" Niblett Cook in 1942. Skip was a very skilled truck driver, who enjoyed and was proud of his career. He drove a UPS delivery truck, a moving van, a city bus and several OTR big rigs and finished his career for 18 years with DeKalb County Roads and Drainage. He served four yours in the U.S. Air Force, Canine division, and was proud to be an American. He was a dedicated Christian and ...

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Howard Walter Meyer

Howard Walter Meyer, 93 of Covington, passed away Aug. 11 at Putnam Health & Rehab Center. He was born in 1920 in Bird Island, Minn., the son of Ella and Fred Meyer. Mr. Meyer was retired from Hercules Inc. and was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church in Covington. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Army 311th fighter group as a parachute rigger and repairman. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Virginia Meyer: his parents, Ella and Fred Meyer, of Bird Island, Minn.; and his sister, Margaret Shultz.

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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