Mr. Joseph "Rip" Repetske, 94, of Oxford, passed away, Nov. 27. He was co-owner of Cowan and Cowan Electric Co. until his retirement. Mr. Repetske was a long-time member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church until its closing. He then found a new church home at the North Covington United Methodist Church. No matter where he attended church, his Russian Orthodox faith remained close to his heart. Mr. Repetske was born at 410 Shingiss St., in McKees Rocks, Pa., son of John and Anna Repetske. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Alice Cowan Repetske and ...
Mrs. Geraldine Jolley, 74, of Covington, passed away Nov. 27, after a short battle with liver cancer. Mrs. Jolley had her own cleaning business but also worked as a cashier at Walmart and a deli attendant at Kmart. She loved the Lord and enjoyed fellowshipping and getting to know people. She always wanted to help others and she touched many lives. She was preceded in death by her grandson Sean R. Scherkenbach and her parents Jeff and Violet Rose (Ashworth) Shinault.
Mrs. Cheryl Fuller East, 45, of Social Circle, passed away on Nov. 24. Mrs. East received her BBA degree in marketing at Georgia College in Milledgeville. However, she was a stay-at-home mom until her children were teenagers, then she went to work as a special education paraprofessional at Social Circle Primary School. She was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and entertaining there. She also enjoyed flower gardening and reading mystery novels. She grew up in the Methodist Church. Mrs. East was preceded in death by her father Luke C. Fuller Sr.
Ms. Susan Clark, 56, of Covington, passed away Nov. 21. She was born in LaGrange, graduated from LaGrange High School and attended Georgia Southern College before transferring to LaGrange College where she graduated with a BA in business administration. She always worked one or two jobs to pay her way through school and often had to leave school for a semester or more to earn the funds necessary to continue. While working for the Law Firm of Duncan, Thomasson and Avery, PC, in LaGrange, she obtained her paralegal degree and became interested in attending law school. Ms. Clark received several ...
Mr. Roscoe (Floyd) Ingram Sr., 71, of Covington, passed away Nov. 26. Mr. Ingram was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Eula (Ayers) Ingram.
Mrs. Cheryl Fuller East, 45, of Social Circle, passed away on Nov. 24. Mrs. East received her BBA degree in marketing at Georgia College in Milledgeville. However, she was a stay at home mom until her children were teenagers, then she went to work as a special education paraprofessional at Social Circle Primary School. She was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and entertaining there.
Mr. James Arthur Doucette, 78, of Covington, passed away Nov. 25. He graduated from technical school in the field of electrical construction and maintenance. Mr. Doucette joined the U.S. Navy, and proudly served his country as Electrician's Mate Second Class, before being honorably discharged after four years. He was recruited by Trans-World Airlines, for Kennedy Space Center, to supervise air-conditioning crews as well as the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of space oriented environmental control systems. With the phasing-down of the space program, Mr. Doucette returned to private industry as a self-employed, licensed, service contractor.
Mr. Elmo Wayne Shrader, 70, of Mansfield, passed away Nov. 14. He loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his dogs Spreckles and Scooter.
Mr. Shrader was a veteran of the United States Navy; and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, playing golf and working in his workshop. In addition, he enjoyed studying his genealogy and gazing through his telescope he made himself. He was preceded in death by his father Elmer O. Shrader; sisters Yvonne McCord and Elizabeth Tomayko.
Mr. James Hicks Evans, of Conroe, Texas, passed away on Nov. 12. Mr. Evans was born on Jan. 16, 1960, to Guy and Rebecca Evans of Covington. He graduated from George Walton Academy in 1978. Mr. Evans served five years in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Evans' childhood was spent involved in activities with First Baptist Church in Covington, and playing little league ball. At the time of his death, he was living in Conroe, Texas, where he had been in declining health for the past few years. Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his father Guy V. Evans ...
James Goolsby was born Feb. 17, 1938 in Newton County, to Rose Bub Goolsby and Newt Cole. Mr. Goolsby grew up in Newton County. He was a graduate of the class of 1958 at R.L. Cousins High School. He was employed at Hercules for 27 years and received numerous awards for his services. Upon his retiring, he was a valued employee at Young Funeral Home for the past 18 years.
Mr. Goolsby professed his faith at an early age and joined Macedonia Baptist Church of Covington. He was an active and faithful member for many years serving as chairman ...
Mrs. Virginia "Ginger" Pogue, 67, of Covington, passed away Nov. 10. She obtained a master's degree in counseling from Liberty University and was the co-founder of Georgia Association of Play Therapy. She was a 40 year plus member of Covington Christian Church and enjoyed playing the violin, sewing and quilting. Mrs. Pogue was preceded in death by her parents Byron Russell and Dorothy Anne (Barnd) Lee and brothers Gordon R. Lee and Richard R. Lee.
Mr. Daryl Kiser, 63, of Buckhead, passed away Nov. 7. He attended Lakepoint Community Church, in Eatonton. He loved traveling, woodwork and spending time on the water. He was owner and operator of Plaza Computers, in Covington. Mr. Kiser was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Marie (Patterson) Kiser.