Mr. Manuel B. Cordero, of Conyers, passed away Sept. 27 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in 1927 in Camaguey, Cuba, to Santos and Concha Hernandez Cordero. Mr. Cordero came to the U.S. as a professional baseball player, and his career was cut short due to injury. He worked in the trucking industry for 42 years and served as president of a local trucking company. He was an active member of Zion Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
September 27, 2012|
Wheeler Funeral Home
Mr. John Harry Law, Sr., age 75, of Covington, formerly of Elloree, SC and who was born and raised in Norristown, PA passed away September 22, 2012. Memorial services for Mr. Law will be held at 12 noon Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Christ Cornerstone Church, 1020 Oak Hill Road, Covington, GA 30016 with Reverend Darrell Payne officiating. J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, 2157 East Street SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of arrangements. www.harwellfuneralhome.com
Mr. Nikki Wade, age 48, of Covington passed away September 22, 2012. He was born in Conyers, Georgia to the late Charles and Mary Jeane Wade on December 16, 1963; he grew up in Lithonia and attended Lithonia High School. Nikki enjoyed being outdoors, spending time at the lake boating, fishing, camping and being with family. He enjoyed watching the history channel and loved his animals; Jake, Trip and Opie.
Mrs. Teresa Dianne Mask, 53, of Covington, passed away Sept. 19. Mrs. Mask enjoyed writing fiction, reading all types of books, listening to music and working at her church. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas, but most of all, she loved her family. She lived for her grandchildren and cherished the time spent with them. She was preceded in death by her father Cleamon Knight and her sister Rita Smith.
Rebecca "Becky" Alexander, 88, of Covington, died Sept. 14. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander were the owners of Covington Jewelry and Alexander Memorials. She served as the director of food services for the Newton County School System. Her cinnamon rolls and chili were legendary with school children. She was a member of the Pilot Club and the Eastern Star. She loved her family. She loved to cook and also enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents William Bryant and Lillie (Thomas) Dobbs; and her son Tommy Alexander.
Mrs. Helen Knight, 84, of Covington passed away September 15, 2012. She was born in Waycross, Georgia to the late Ocie Clark and Corrine Piper Lowe on February 25, 1928. Mrs. Knight was a member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church; she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed crocheting, and ceramics. Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Bennie Knight.
Mrs. Naomi Lennis Huckeba Hankey, 99, daughter of Pendleton Harper Huckeba and Nancy Octavia Decker Huckeba, peacefully died Sept. 9 in Clinton, Tenn., while surrounded by family and loved ones. A wife, mother and friend, she was born in 1913 in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Ehrhardt Hankey; sisters Ora Pauline Huckeba Armstrong, Floy Talitha Huckeba Blake, Ruth Lee Huckeba Norton, Claudia Mildred Huckeba Thorington and Ione Marie Huckeba Edmunds; and daughters Nancy Margretta Hankey and Mary Lennis Hankey Carter. Mrs. Hankey began her work career in Atlanta with Southern Bell as a long-distance switchboard ...
Robert Walton Busby, 80, "Bob" and Norma Ruth Whitney Busby, 79, passed away this week and will be together and comfort each other in heaven as they did on earth. Bob died Tuesday, Sept. 4, unexpectedly and Norma passed away Sept. 6.
Mrs. Patricia Anne Coyner King, of Covington passed away September 7, 2012 at Newton Medical Center. She was born in Porterdale, GA to the late Wincel and Ellen (Fincher) Johnson. She loved reading, journaling and was a collector of clocks and angels. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her best friend and partner Tommy Cowen.
Kimberly Pippin, of Covington, passed away August 30, 2012. Mrs. Pippin was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending The Church at Covington. She loved spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Zsha Zsha, who passed away with her. Mrs. Pippin was loved by many.
Mrs. Bettye Odum Hays, 74, of Mansfield passed away August 30, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Baxley, Georgia on July 30, 1938 to the late Archibald and Jewel Odum. Mrs. Hays was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was nurse for 24 years at Newton Medical Center, an avid reader, an Atlanta Braves fan and she loved going on vacation especially to the mountains.