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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


Doby E. White

Doby E. White, 86 of Covington, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at home. He was born in Decatur to the late Oscar and Annie ...

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur ‘Bo’ Fisher

Coach Wilbur "Bo" Fisher, 79 of Oxford, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Addie Joe Shepherd Williams

Homegoing Celebration

December 10, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | 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 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mrs. Sally J. Hawkins

Mrs. Sally J. Hawkins, age 96, of Social Circle passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. She was born September 19, 1915 in Social Circle to the late Rufus Mahlon and Clifford Mae Swords Jackson. Mrs. Hawkins was a native of Walton County, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington for many years and she worked at Newton Medical Center, Covington Mill and Bibb Manufacturing during her career. Mrs. Hawkins was a loving wife, mother grandmother great grandmother great-great grandmother sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. A. Switzer Hawkins, son Raymond Hawkins and 10 ...

January 15, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


J.W. Ricks

J.W. Ricks of Covington passed away January 13, 2012, at At Home Hospice in Conyers. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Ricks was preceded in death by his parents, John Alexander and Allie (Henry) Ricks Mitchell; as well as 6 siblings. Mr. Ricks was a lifelong resident of the Oak Hill Community, and after his retirement he was the caretaker for the J. Gibson Hull Home, in which they resided for over 44 years. He served as an Elder at the Covington Church of God. He enjoyed watching wrestling and playing the guitar ...

January 14, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie Grace Henderson

Annie Grace Henderson, 95, of Oxford, Georgia passed away on January 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Wilson Henderson, and her husband, Charlie Robert Henderson. She was the oldest child born to Henry and Pearl Chapman. Her sister, Gladys Jones, and brothers, Raybon, Leonard, and Harold Chapman preceded her in death. An older set of children were born to Henry and Nora Chapman. Glen Chapman, Sarah Ruth Ollis, Rosa Lee McCurdy, and Viola McGiboney also preceded her in death. Grace is survived by one sister, Mattie Cook of Conyers, and one brother, Emmett Chapman of ...

January 13, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rev. James S. Brown

Rev. James S. Brown of Porterdale, passed away January 11, 2012, at the age of 92. Rev. Brown was a loving and faithful member of Porterdale Baptist Church, in Porterdale. He was born December 1, 1919, in Lithonia, to the late Henry P. and Annie Maude (Fowler) Brown. After quitting school, in the 8th grade, he worked for Western Union before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps. Rev. Brown then joined the United States Army Air Force, and served six years during World War II. Once Rev. Brown was called to preach, he went back to school and completed seminary ...

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jo Williamson

Mary Jo Williamson of Oxford, passed away January 8, 2012, at the age of 84. Mrs. Williamson was a loving, compassionate, Christian mother who smiled easily. She cared for her family and friends with a loving heart and through prayer. She loved and served our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every day. Mrs. Williamson loved to paint, and shared her paintings with family and friends over the years. She also shared a small flower garden, feeders, and bird bath with many species of birds, spending hours enjoying their songs and playful ways. Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her ...

January 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg of Covington, passed away January 9, 2012, at the age of 62. Mr. Clegg enjoyed hunting, fishing, and baseball. He is loved, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Dale Clegg; parents, James E. and Joyce (Bailey) Clegg; sister, Jan Piper; and his brother, Michael Wade Clegg.

January 10, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emma Frances Harper

Emma Frances Harper, 90, of Covington, GA, went to be with her Lord and Savior, January 5, 2012. Born in 1921, to the late Lillian and George Roberts of Whitesburg, GA, Ms. Emma and her family persevered through the hardships of the depression and WWII. After moving to Hueytown, AL, she performed many man-sized jobs, as males served their country in war. An early marriage, a growing family, and moving frequently, she settled in Avondale Estates, GA, to build her dream home. As her love and devotion to God grew, she hosted weekly home bible study groups for Peachcrest Baptist ...

January 06, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


David Stillerman

David Stillerman of Social Circle, GA, passed away January 4, 2012, at the age of 67. Mr. Stillerman was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, in Covington, and was active in both his church and his community. Mr. Stillerman was currently serving as an active board member with Habitat for Humanity of Newton County. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, grilling, cooking, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Stillerman is loved, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Hyman Bernard Stillerman.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Presley No'el Griffis

Baby girl Presley No'el Griffis of Covington, went to be with the Lord January 3, 2012, at the tender age of one week. Presley is loved dearly, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brianna Nicole Benton

Little Brianna Nicole Benton of Conyers, passed away January 2, 2012, at just 6 weeks old. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bob Cantrell

Bob Cantrell, 52, of Covington, passed away Dec. 30 at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Cantrell loved spending time with his family and playing golf and was a softball coach for 15 years. He loved to travel, but his favorite place to be was Daytona Beach. Mr. Cantrell enjoyed going to the movies and his job and was the comedian of the family. He never met a stranger.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gladys Rogers Dial

Gladys Rogers Dial, 94, of Oxford passed away Jan. 1 at Riverside Health Care Center. Mrs. Dial was preceded in death by her first and second husbands Grady Rogers and Roy Dial, grandson Mike Mask, and her parents Gordon and Etta (Harris) Reynolds. Mrs. Dial was a member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church for 25 years and was a hard worker, having retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. with 35 years of service. She was a great Southern cook and will be remembered as a very giving person and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Julie Trachsel McLaughlin

After a 25 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Julie Trachsel McLaughlin, 46, passed away at her home in Conyers on Dec. 20. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Trachsel and is survived by her mother Geri Trachsel of Conyers. Julie was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she attended Pine Crest School, and she later moved to Marietta. She graduated from Wheeler High School and attended Kennesaw College. She was later employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grady Hassell Sr.

Mr. Grady T. Hassell Sr., 90, of Conyers, passed away Dec. 31. He was preceded in death by his wife Julia Harlin Hassell. Mr. Hassell was a veteran of the United States Navy and served on the USS Albemarle during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Conyers and in their senior church group. He was founder and president of Lawn and Turf and was a former member of the Rockdale Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Association of Golf Course Superintendents. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathy Sue Howard

Kathy Sue Howard, 63, of Covington, passed away Dec. 30 at Rockdale Medical Center. Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her parents John Henry Boozer and Nancy Maude (Floyd) Boozer. She was an active member of Apostolic Community Church where she taught the primary Sunday School Class for 9 – 12 year-olds for 15 years. Mrs. Howard sang with the church choir as well as performing special musical selections. She loved all children, especially her nieces, nephews, and the children at church. Mrs. Howard also enjoyed camping.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


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