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Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey

Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey, age 95, of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was born March 6, 1918, in Bremen, Georgia, a son of the late Elisha Samuel Mulkey and the late Attie Mae Smith Mulkey. Mr. Mulkey was a retired brickmason and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Mulkey was preceded in death by his by his first wife, Lurlene Johnson Mulkey; two brothers; and three sisters.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sharon Long

Sharon Long, of Covington, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 72. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Mrs. Long loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Bernice (Larson) Murphy.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mother Mary Matthews

Memorial Services

March 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Andrew Hall

Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Julian Gilbert

Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Ann Schemmel

Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Raymond Carl Hallford

Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeline Danielle Young

Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Katherine Shawl Brewer

Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen Joseph Brown

Stephen Joseph Brown, 72, of Logansport, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in his residence after a battle with cancer.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marcene Phillips

Marcene Phillips, 69, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Marcene enjoyed crocheting, traveling to the beach and the mountains, and playing golf with her husband, Dwight. She had an adventurous, outgoing and encouraging spirit, and was the glue that held her family together. Marcene cherished the time spent with her family, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Papa Mac and Mama Mac.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Gary Carl Martin

Gary Carl Martin, 52, of Covington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Gary served in the United States Air Force and he was once employed at Walker Harris Chrysler dealership as a service adviser, until he became disabled.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Howard Spearman Haralson

Howard Spearman Haralson, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 96. Spearman, as he was known to most, was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for 66 years. In the 1950s he owned and operated his own grocery store, Haralson's Grocery, which was located in town between the bus station and Tri City Cleaners. Spearman closed the grocery store in 1972, to join his wife, Grace, in their family business, Haralson Florist. Together they built a business with a reputation for doing more than expected. They went above and beyond to ...

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Maurice Usher

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Emma Lee Douglas

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Willie Fred Hudson

Mr. Willie Fred Hudson died April 11 at Newton Medical Center. The son of Mary Hudson and the late Mr. Eddie Hudson Jr., he was born in 1950 in Rockdale County. Mr. Hudson was raised and educated in Newton County and attended Newton County High School. He retired from the city of Covington after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed listening to old school music. When he was not working, you would find him at home watching westerns and wrestling. He always had a Bible with him. Mr. Hudson will be remembered as a loving and caring person whose ...

April 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Ann Ryefield

April 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tilmon Lewis Moss

Mr. Tilmon Lewis Moss age 88 of Oxford died Sunday, April 25, 2010. He was born in Copper Hill, Tennessee on October 15, 1921 to the late Sylvester and Hattie (Powell) Moss. He moved to Oxford from Atlanta 38 years ago. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He really enjoyed fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife: Annie C. Moss, son: Tilmon Moss, Jr., granddaughter: Brandie N. Ellis. Mr. Moss is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Frank and Judy Moss of Houston, Texas; daughter and son-in-law: Freddie ...

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Harry Shaw

Robert Harry Shaw, 61, passed away quietly at his Covington home April 14. The son of Elsworth William "Bill" and Constant "Joan" Shaw, he was born in 1948 in Phoenix, Ariz. He served his country proudly for 20 years in the United States Air Force. He was also a corrections officer for the Georgia Department of Corrections until 2006.

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Glenn L. (Bud) Dennison

April 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Ralph Henderson

April 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chris Costley

Mr. Chris Costley, 59, of Decatur, passed away on April 21. He was preceded in death by parents Virgil Costley Sr. and Urlene Blankenship Costley. Mr. Costley was born in 1951 in Conyers. He was a 1969 graduate of Newton County High School and attended West Georgia College and also Emory of Oxford College. He worked in retail merchandise as a clerk in Buckhead.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edwin "Big Ed" Smith

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Geneva Neely (Bentley) Monk

MONK Mrs. Geneva Neely (Bentley) Monk age 82, of Covington died on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was born in Newton County on December 31, 1927 to the late Doctor Means and Emily (Neely) Bentley. Mrs. Monk worked for HUD for twenty two years. She loved to cook and sew. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Monk was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church and Grace Covenant Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Julian Bentley and Brasher Bentley; sister: Mary Wright. Mrs. Monk is survived by her husband: Leonard Rodney Monk of Covington ...

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joann Bellew Restivo

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Joseph "CJ" Parker

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tennyson L. Knight

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores A. Jones

April 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie R. Saxton Jr.

Mr. Willie R. Saxton Jr. died April 10. The son of Mrs. Lizzie Hawk Saxton and the late Mr. Willie R. Saxton Sr., he was born in 1949 in Newton County. He graduated from R. L. Cousins High School in 1967. A very dedicated employee, Mr. Saxton worked at Dan River and PACTIV for several years. He joined Saint Paul A.M.E. Church at an early age and faithfully served until his death. Mr. Saxton was a proud member of the Senior Usher Board, a position he cherished. He devoted a lot of time to that position; in fact ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cary W. Belcher Jr.

Mr. Cary W. Belcher Jr., "Pete," died April 13 at Riverside Nursing Home. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cary (Hattie) Belcher Sr., he was born in 1939, the youngest of eleven siblings. He attended public schools in Newton County and joined Union Grove United Methodist church at an early age. Later, he moved his membership to Saint Paul A.M.E. where he enjoyed attending Sunday services and senior citizen activities. He was a faithful member until his health declines. Mr. Belcher worked for Williams Brothers Lumber Company for several years as an odd job maintenance worker ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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