Dr. James William (Bill) Lassiter, 92, of Covington, passed away Aug. 12, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living, in Gainesville.
The son of Elwood Gray and Georgia (Salter) Lassiter, he was born in 1920 in Covington. Dr. Lassiter graduated from Covington High School and received his bachelor's degree in animal husbandry from the University of Georgia in 1941. He received a reserve commission as a 2nd Lt. in the 9th Calvary, one of two regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers in the U.S. Army. In 1943, he was ordered to the Pacific and served on Guam until World War II ...
Barbara Annette Aiken died peacefully with her family at her side on Aug. 5. She was born in Jackson in 1932. She was the daughter of Howard and Ruth Greer of Jackson. In 1949, she married William Roy Aiken Jr. of Covington.
Bettye Tribble, of Oxford passed away August 4, 2012 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. She was born March 23, 1923 in Monroe to the late Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Tribble. Ms. Tribble was a loving and devoted mother, aunt and friend, she was also a longtime member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mr. Melvin R. Whaley, 71, of Covington, passed away July 31. Mr. Whaley was a veteran of the United States Army, and served his country during the Vietnam War. He worked for Mobil Chemical for 25 years, before retiring as a supervisor at the age of 54. He enjoyed NASCAR, golf and wrestling. Mr. Whaley was a loving, devoted father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Dixie (Sutton) Whaley and his son Terry McCullers.
Mrs. Gladys Beatty Wessling, 78, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 26, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. The daughter of John Daniel Beatty and Emma Lou Tindell Beatty, she was born in 1933 in South Berlin, Tenn. She worked for a number of years at the Griffin Insurance Agency in Morrow until her retirement in 2005. While in Morrow, she was an active and beloved member of the Saint Augustin's Episcopal Church. She moved to Mansfield in 2008 where she attended the Mansfield United Methodist Church. She was a kind, gentle and compassionate woman as well as a woman ...
Mrs. Mary Rachels died Aug. 1. The daughter of Walter H. and Sally Cox, she was born in Jefferson County. For the 24 years she lived in Covington, she was a member of the Sergeant Newton DAR chapter and the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Rachels enjoyed walking with Nell Nixon and working with ceramics at Turner Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Rachels.
Mrs. Rita Labowicz, 56, passed away July 29 at her home in Covington. Mrs. Labowicz was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Betty Hinman and brother, Joseph Hunt. She loved to spend time with her grandson Christopher. She also enjoyed spending time with her dogs Nina and Daphne, and shopping.
Mr. Monty Kite, 53, of Covington died July 28 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. He was born January 26, 1959, in Newton County. Mr. Kite was the son of Roy Lee Kite and is survived by his mother Clara Kite, son Rodney Kite, daughter Misty Kite, brothers Wade Kite and Wes Kite and sister Lisa Miller, all of Covington. Mr. Kite has three grandchildren and several aunts and uncles.
Ms. Jeanette Allison, 77, of Covington passed away July 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born August 15, 1934 in Union Point, Georgia to the late Gordon and Elizabeth Brooks Allison. Ms. Allison enjoyed gardening, reading, loved music and antiquing. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and worked for many years as an accountant, employed at Georgia State University. Ms. Allison was preceded in death by her sister Betty Dunn.
Mr. Charles E. Kelly Jr. died July 20. In 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Kelly Sr. were blessed with the birth of their son Charles Jr. As a child, he was very sweet and well mannered. He enjoyed baseball, basketball and riding his bike. He also liked playing with his friends in the neighborhood.
Mr. Linwood Tudor, 85, of Jackson, Georgia passed away July 17, 2012. He was born June 5, 1927 in Petersburg, Virginia to the late Sidney and Mamie Wilkerson Tudor. Mr. Tudor served his country in World War II in the United States Navy, he was a member of Covington Christian Church, and he enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was a great and loving caregiver to his wife Rosalyn Tudor who preceded him in death 2011.