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Mr. Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr.

Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr. passed away at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2, 2015. He was born at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 8, 1935. Mr. Eady was a fifth generation resident of Oxford, Georgia, and a fourth generation graduate of Emory University. As a youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and reached the rank of Eagle Scout. He also worked as a lifeguard and waterfront director at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the summers of 1953-55. In 1956, he served as president of the North Georgia Methodist Youth ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Della Astin Kitchens

Della Astin Kitchens, 93, of Porterdale, passed away peacefully January 2, 2015. Della was an active member of Porterdale Baptist Church prior to her declining health. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing after 35 years of service and was member and past president of Porterdale Woman's Club. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She lived a very full life and was deeply loved by her family and many friends, who will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Kitchens; great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Abe Hopkins; sister, Sallie ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Richard P. “Ricky” Heath

Richard P. "Ricky" Heath, of Covington, passed away January 2, 2015, at the age of 52. Ricky enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming and woodworking. In addition, he loved carpentry and building things. Ricky was fun loving and well-liked. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sonny and Alice Heath; and brother, Kemp Heath.

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lowell Freeman

Lowell Freeman, age 83, of Pontiac, died Sat. November. 29, 2014.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Babington Remley

Jean Babington Remley, 98, passed away peacefully at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle December 31, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Born November 22, 1916 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. Remley was a resident of Covington since 1939. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph M. Remley (Joe). Survivors include one daughter Jeannette R. Harris and son-in-law, Ned Harris of Monticello, and one granddaughter Sharon Jean Kinman-Hall, and husband Rod Hall of Lawrenceville. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Chase Remley Hall and Avery Leigh Hall.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rosie Nell Russell Tanks

Rosie Nell Russell Tanks, 90, of 228 Oak Drive Social Circle, passed on Monday, December 29, 2014 in Thomaston.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Oscar L. Holmes

Oscar L. Holmes of Covington, passed away May 26, 2011, at the age of 81. Mr. Holmes was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. He was a licensed insurance agent, since 1955, and his license was still active at the time of his death. Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar L., Sr., and Julia (Jones) Holmes.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rogers Lawrence

Mr. Rogers Lawrence died May 24. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie (Alma Freeman) Lawrence Sr., he was born in 1941 in Covington, one of seven children. He was preceded in death by brothers Willie Gene, L.G. and Robert Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence graduated from R. L.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Karen “Kay” Belcher

Mrs. Karen "Kay" Belcher died May 21. The daughter of Mr. Lindsey Blecher and the late Mrs. Sarah Reed Belcher, Mrs. Baker was born in 1968. She was raised and educated in Newton County, attending Newton County High School. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age, joining Murray C.M.E. Church, singing in the choir and serving as a Junior Usher in the Christian Youth Fellowship Organization. She was a great fundraiser for the church. She married Mr. Gregory Baker in 2005 and was the proud mother of three children and step-mother of four. She loved ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Hays Wofford

Mary Frances Hays Wofford, 102, of Oxford, passed away May 25, 2011. Mrs. Wofford was a resident of Covington for more than 58 years. She retired as Switchboard Operator from International Harvester, in 1976, after 34 years of dedicated service. After her retirement, she began her second career as hostess for Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, where she greeted families with that precious smile, for 27 years. She never met a stranger, and always enjoyed meeting new people. Mrs. Wofford was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. She was a very active member and past president of the Friendship ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Lewis Hawthorne

Mr. Lewis Hawthorne, age 98, a longtime resident of Mansfield passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia on April 11, 1913 to the late William and Mattie Craven Hawthorne. Mr. Hawthorne was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy and was a member of the Sea Bees. He was of the Methodist faith a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mr. Hawthorne was preceded in death by his Wife, Mrs. Elise Hawthorne and is survived by his Nieces, Nephews and Close Friends.

May 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Roger Gladden

James Roger Gladden, born February 2nd, 1940, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. Roger was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University and John Marshall Law School. He served as a second lieutenant in the United States Navy. In 1989, Roger and Lorrie moved from Atlanta to Oxford, where he served nine years as a councilman for the city of Oxford. He was an active member of the Oxford Lion's Club, the Oxford Historical Society, the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Covington, and the American Bar Association.

May 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Herbert Starr Dial

Mr. Herbert Starr Dial, 87, of Oxford passed away at his residence Friday, May 20, 2011. He was born March 17, 1924 to the late Starr William and Eva Sockwell Dial in Oxford, Georgia. Mr. Dial attended Rehoboth Baptist Church formerly Salem Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rachel Cowan his brother, Albert Dial and another brother, Rayford Dial.

May 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carolyn Fletcher Harris

Carolyn Fletcher Harris, 72, of Covington, died May 18 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Grady Franklin Fletcher and Grace Irene Camp Fletcher, she was born in Atlanta and lived in Atlanta and then Morrow for a number of years before moving to Covington in 1992. She was a member of Monticello Presbyterian Church and a member and past president of the Lakewood Jaycettes and worked tirelessly for the Georgia Amateur Boxing Association for many years as their ticket salesperson. Once she moved to Covington, she was active in the Turtle Cove Ladies Golf Association and Women ...

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


June Harwell Cochran

June Harwell Cochran of Sandy Springs, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away suddenly on May 17. Her sweet, friendly, positive and warm personality will be missed by many, including her husband Charles P. Cochran, son Dr. Charles P. Cochran Jr. (Tara) of Darien, Conn., daughter Kay Cochran Palmer (Ben) of Sandy Springs. She will especially be missed by her beloved grandchildren Chad, Caroline, Christian and Colin Cochran, and Ben and Matt Palmer who affectionately called her "Junie" and "June-Bug."

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Larry Elliott

Mr. Larry Elliott, age 78, of Conyers passed away May 19, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1933 to the late Bryan and Ruth Ray Elliott in Covington, Georgia and was a longtime resident of the Conyers area. Mr. Elliott loved to play the piano, enjoyed playing Rook and vacationing with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Joyce Elliott.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald P. Hopkins

Donald P. Hopkins, 79, of Covington, passed away May 17, 2011, at Newton Medical Center in Covington. He was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Cook, and parents, Fred Thomas Hopkins, Sr. and Mamie Sue Hopkins Duvall .

May 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond Harold McClurg

Mr. Raymond Harold McClurg of Social Circle died on May 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice at the age of 79. He was born in Texas to the late Thomas Raymond and Bertha Novelle Helms McClurg. Raymond was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Germany and was part of the Counter Intelligence Corp. for 3 years. He was a career employee of the U.S. Postal Service and retired as Postal Inspector of 20 years, and was also a member of the retired Postal Inspectors Organization. An avid woodworker, he built furniture and made gifts such as wooden cars and ...

May 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye W. Huckaby

Faye W. Huckaby of Covington, passed away May 13, 2011, at the age of 69. Mrs. Huckaby worked as Customer Service Supervisor for the City of Covington, and retired from the City, after 39 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, she worked as an Admissions Assistant for Oxford College. She was a faithful member and elder of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Huckaby was a member of the Pilot Club of Covington; and was very active in Newton County Relay for Life. Her family and friends formed a team, Wayne's T-Birds, in honor of her husband. She was preceded in ...

May 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


William H. Kay III

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.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Don Vallee Barnes

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.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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