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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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Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington died Jan. 21 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington in 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during World War II in the Philippines.

January 23, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Jim) R. Landers

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Frank Dearing

Mr. John Frank Dearing, 93, passed away Jan. 20. The son of the late "Red" and Eula Mooney Dearing, he was born in 1916 in Porterdale. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Virgil Dearing and sister Nevelyn Gwin. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hoover, Ala. Mr. Dearing started his career in Porterdale Cotton Mill as a young man. He enlisted in Coast Guard in 1937 and returned June 1959 as WO-1. He received medals for American Theatre, European Theatre, Asiatic- Pacific theatre, American defense, Philippines Liberation Bars and Good Conduct Medal.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ned Brown

Mr. Ned Brown died Jan. 13. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Sinclair Scott) Brown, he and his twin brother were born in 1936 in Henry County. Mr. Brown was raised in Henry County, graduating from Henry County Training School in 1955. He then worked at Georgia Tech and later at Delta Air Lines as a Customer Service Ramp Agent, retiring after 30 years of service. He joined Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, McDonough, at an early age. He later joined Grace United Methodist Church, Covington, becoming an active member. Mr. Brown served as trustee and steward ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William G. Borella

Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), 94 of Covington, passed away Jan. 18. The son of the late John B. and Mabel Hannah Borella, he was born in 1915 in Newport, Vt. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1940 and had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, serving in the European Theatre during World War II under the 9th Air Force and the 19th Tactical Air Command, which was a new wing created to support Gen. Patton's 3rd Army from the air. He retired in 1967. Lt. Col. Borella met ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur Leslie Mote, Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington, died Thursday January 21, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington, Ga. on August 20, 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during WWII in the Philippines. Mr. Mote was married to Doris Hicks Mote for 50 years, who survives. Other survivors include ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert "Bob" Patrick, Jr.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ona Ruth Loyd

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond M. Shrader

Mr. Raymond M. Shrader, Sr., 87, died on January 17, 2010 at his home in Oxford, Ga. He was born in Pensacola, Fl. in Santa Rosa County on October 21, 1922 to the late William and Florence Nicholas Shrader. He grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and attended high school at Boys High in Atlanta. He served during WWII as a turret gunner on B-24 bombers in Italy during 1944 and 1945. Upon returning to Georgia after the war, he married Virginia May Franklin in 1946. Raymond worked for Larkin Coils, Inc. in Atlanta as a refrigeration research engineer until he ...

January 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


D.L. Maddox

Mr. D. L. Maddox of Covington passed away on January 15, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle at the age of 81. Born to the late Dallas Belmont and Edith Clay Maddox, he was a life long resident of Newton County and former employee of Ginn Motor Co. where he was sales manager for a number of years. He enjoyed drag racing and singing gospel music with the quartet, The Happy Four. Mr. Maddox was a member and former Deacon of Porterdale Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge #6, receiving his 50 year pin and ...

January 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah A. Hooten

Mrs. Sarah A. Hooten of Covington passed away on January 15, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born in Rockdale County to the late Frank C. and Sadie Mae Chandler Almand and was the widow of the late A. R. "Cooter" Hooten. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cooking and talking with family and friends. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post # 32, and was an Elkadette at the Elks Lodge # 1806. Mrs. Hooten is preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Patricia Hooten and sister, Annie Lura Young. Mrs. Hooten is survived by sons and daughters-in-law ...

January 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Katie Lee Jones Edwards

Katie Lee Jones Edwards, loving wife and mother, passed away amid family on Dec. 15. She was born to James Thomas ("Tom") and Nina (Moate) Jones in Oxford and attended Newton County High School. She worked in Atlanta for the investment firm, CIT, moving to Arizona in 2001 and to New Jersey in 2005, where she held the position of vice president in CIT's Communications, Media and Entertainment Division. She attended Macedonia Baptist Church in Oxford during her youth and later Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

January 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Verna Nell Otti

January 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


George Leo Venable

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harry McEver

Harry Dillon McEver of Covington, GA died Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on April 13, 1947 in Decatur, GA to Hillyer Monroe and Carrie Lee Tolbert McEver. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. McEver is survived by daughters Tracy Kehren of Covington, GA, Brenna Roper of Franklin, NC.; step-son Jeff Parker; grandsons Reece Kehren, Ethen Roper, Ty Roper; sisters: Martha Vandergriff of Covington, GA and Francis Flanagan of Lilburn, GA . He is preceded in death by his father: Hillyer Monroe McEver and mother: Carrie Lee Tolbert ...

January 10, 2010 | Paula Travis | OBITS


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