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Willie Jean Smith

Homegoing Celebration

December 17, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Jeanette Kathryn Strauss

Jeanette ("Jenny") Kathryn Strauss, 71, departed this life on December 11, 2015.

December 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan of Covington, passed away December 15, 2015, at the age of 92. Mr. Sullivan, a Purple Heart recipient, honorably served his country in ...

December 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Buddy Weemes

Buddy Weemes of Mansfield, passed away April 20, 2012, at the age of 91. Mr. Weemes was a veteran, of the United States Navy, having served his country during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Weemes enjoyed carpentry, building furniture, and playing practical jokes. He loved his beagles, reading, and hunting; but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. Weemes was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Virginia (Kitchens) Weemes; and his parents, Randolph and Bessie (Hutchins) Weemes, Sr.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grace M. Cook

Grace M. Cook of Covington, passed away April 23, 2012, at the age of 95. Ms. Cook retired from Newton Federal Savings & Loan after 38 years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Covington Pilot Club, for over 32 years, and held various offices and served as President for two terms. Ms. Cook thoroughly enjoyed her work as a volunteer with the Newton Hospital Auxiliary for over 25 years and received the President's Life Time Achievement Award for Volunteer Service in 2006. She was a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. David Howard Tupper

Mr. David Howard Tupper of Covington died April 20, 2012 at his home at the age of 63. He enjoyed working, staying busy, cooking and reminiscing about the past. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Tupper.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathy L. Studdard

Kathy L. Studdard died April 27, 2012 at her residence in Covington. She was 53 years old at the time of her

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Juliette Margarette Ann Padgette Bowen

Juliette Margarette Ann Padgette Bowen, 89, of Jersey/Social Circle, died on April 25. She was born in Fitzgerald, Ga. on Dec. 12, 1922 to Mittie Goff Padgette and Luther C. Padgette. She was preceded in death by her husband Arvo Perry Bowen Sr.Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law, Margarette and Ricky Cox of Jersey, Mittie and Jimmy Anglin of Bishop; son Arvo Bowen Jr. of Covington; sister Rosa Mae Mandon of Blairsville; brothers, Sammy Padgette of New Orleans, La., Delano Padgette of Fitzgerald, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.Funeral services will be held today at the Chapel of ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Randall Keith Williams, Sr.

Randall Keith Williams, Sr. of Oxford died April 27, 2012. He was 61 years of age at the time of his death. He was preceded in death his father, Donald Thomas Williams. Randy graduated from Newton County High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia. He honorably served in the United States Army, being stationed in Berlin, Germany. Most of Randy's employment was spent working with dairymen in Georgia. Curtis Breeding Service, Select Sires, Dairy Partners, and Southern States were companies that he represented. He loved horses and spent hours riding ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Wade Giles

Charles Wade Giles of Covington, passed away April 28, 2012, at the age of 52. Mr. Giles was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. While in service, he served 12 years as a military police officer, served 1 year in the Philippines, and was Sergeant when his military service ended. He was employed by Penske Logistics for 6 years, and Federal Express for 18 years. Mr. Giles was currently a member of Belmont Baptist Church, but taught Sunday School at Eastridge Community Church and Gateway Community Church. He had a green thumb, and loved vegetable and flower gardening ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Andrew Wren

Walter Andrew Wren of Covington, passed away May 1, 2012, at the age of 69. Mr. Wren was a 1968 graduate of Georgia Tech, and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was an active member and deacon of Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Macon. He was an avid Georgia Tech fan, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, working in his yard, and studying the history of Covington and his own genealogy. He loved his family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Wren was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Wren; and his parents, Fleming ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


James V. White

James V. White of Covington, passed away May 7, 2012, at the age of 80. He enjoyed talking on CB radios as "Silver Slipper", gardening, fishing for catfish, and watching the Atlanta Braves, John Wayne movies, and wrestling. Mr. White was often heard telling tall-tales, and loved his dog, Weasle. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Rita Faye Hubbard, Brenda White, Dianne White; granddaughter, Kimberly White; and his parents, Thomas and Ola Odesa (Roland) White.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frank Phillip Castellana, Sr.

Frank Phillip Castellana, Sr. of Covington, GA passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Newton Medical Center, following a brief illness. Frank was born March 28, 1932 in Tampa, FL to Emanuele and Virginia Castellana. While still a child, his family moved to Atlanta, GA where he began his lifelong work in the restaurant industry. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Schwabisch Gmund, West Germany with 35th Field Artillery Group, achieving the rank of Acting Sergeant.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Amanda Banks Sellars

Mrs. Amanda Banks Sellars, age 82, of Mansfield passed away February 10, 2012. She was born in Monticello, Georgia on May 8, 1929 to the late Holland and Lurline Henderson Banks. Mrs. Sellars loved flowers and working in her yard, she was a member of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church and worked at Belk's, Ace Hardware Distribution Center in Conyers and at Blackwell's Grocery. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend.

February 10, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Howard Donald

Mr. John Howard Donald, 53, of Covington, GA passed away peacefully on February 6, 2012after a three year long battle with illness. He was born January 7, 1959 to the late Jack Anthony Donald and his mother who survives him Dee Ann Howard Donald in Decatur, GA. John worked as a senior consultant for the City of Atlanta for a number of years. He was preceded in death by his father Jack Anthony Donald in 1989.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Scott Gober

Scott Gober of Covington, passed away February 5, 2012, at the age of 53. Scott worked for Hercules, in Covington, for over 18 years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and meeting his friends at the Waffle House. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Lillian (Kinsey) Gober.

February 06, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Don Harrison

Don Harrison of Covington, GA died Monday February 6, 2012 at Rockdale Health Care Center. He was born on January 22, 1937 in Porterdale, GA to Goldie Arthur and Ruth Underwood Harrison. He was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Elks Club. He was retired from General Motors after 34 years of service. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and loved to fish.

February 06, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Retired Major Joseph "Joe" A. Estep

Retired Major Joseph "Joe" A. Estep, age 76, of Oxford passed away February 3, 2012. He was born December 11, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Robert Shore and Ruth Bowman Estep. Major Estep served his country proudly for thirty years beginning his career in 1958 in the United States Air Force and then joining the United States Army in the early 1960's. He retired in 1988 and worked as an electronics technician at C&D Battery for a number of years, he was the past President of the Oxford Lions Club, a member of the Civil Air ...

February 06, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


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