Mrs. Naomi "Granny B" Rice, 73, of Oxford, passed away Dec. 22. Utmost in her life was her strong faith in God. She was sincerely devoted to and enjoyed spending time with her husband and family. Mrs. Rice was preceded in death by her father "Dewey" Howard Hendrix; mother Willie Mae (Wade) Brock, better known as "Granny Brock;" sisters Ruth Burris and Janice Tumlin; and several brothers.
Ms. Molly Ann Pannell, 86, of Mansfield, passed away on Dec. 25. Ms. Pannell was a life-long resident of Newton County. She enjoyed building her career and she worked for Bailey Martin and Fay Insurance Company as an executive vice president for 40 years. She ended her career working as the school nurse at East Newton Elementary School, and tutoring children at Fairview Elementary. She had a giving and loving heart and due to the loss of her brothers, she became both mother and father in raising her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed gardening and traveling for business and pleasure ...
George Marion Verhey of Conyers, GA died Thursday December 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born on April 5, 1918 in Pella, IA to James Henry and Laura Den Hartog Verhey. He served in the US Army in Italy during WW II as part of the 10th Mountain Division. During his career as a Construction Engineer George worked on projects such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta Civic Center, Georgia World Congress Center, and various other buildings in the southeastern United States, primarily with Steel Incorporated in Scotdale, GA. He was a charter member of the ...
Mrs. Bonnie W. Nutt, 88, passed into glory on Nov. 23, from the Covington Manor Nursing Home in Covington. Mrs. Nutt was preceded in death by her husband and caregiver John Warren Nutt, husband of 62 years.
Ms. Linda Hammond, 65, of Covington, passed away Dec. 20. She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard and taking care of animals. Ms. Hammond loved the Lord Jesus Christ and because she had a heart of gold, she enjoyed helping those less fortunate, especially during the holiday season. Most important, Ms. Hammond was a devoted mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Von and Nannie Elizabeth (Berrong) Arrowood.
Mrs. Angela E. Ward, 47, of Covington, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15 after a battle with cancer. She enjoyed scrapbooking, arts and crafts, tutoring and playing paintball with her husband. She also enjoyed traveling, especially cruises. Mrs. Wand was preceded in death by her husband Adam Ward and her parents Robert and Shirley Massey.
Mrs. Carrie Helen Rand of Covington died on Dec. 12, at Rockdale Medical Center. She was born in 1929 in Enfield, N.C., the daughter of Johnny and Elizabeth Battle Richardson. Mrs. Rand was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a retired employee of Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., and was an active member of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Buffalo. She loved to travel and watch and old black and white western movies.
Mr. John H. Park Jr., 82, of Covington, passed on to reunite with his parents John and Emma Lou Park and sister Mrs. Edward (Helen) Gattis on Dec. 15. He was born in 1930 in Covington. He retired after 38 years of service as a general superintendent with General Motors Corporation. Mr. Park was also a veteran of the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was loved dearly by his family and friends.
Ms. Martha Diane Lackey died Dec. 4. She was known as "Big D" to many of her family and close friends. The daughter of Mr. Howard and Mrs. Maggie Mae Lackey, she was born in 1947. A graduate of R.L. Cousins High School in 1965, Ms. Lackey worked at BellSouth for 20 years. Later, she was certified as a CN and worked at Riverside Nursing Home for 12 years. She joined Macedonia Baptist Church at a young age. She later explored other denominations but always had her faith in one true God. Ms. Lackey loved cooking (especially Sunday family ...
Mr. Thomas Louis Hollingsworth died Dec. 12 surrounded by his family. The oldest of three children and son of Costolow and Myrtie Hollingsworth, he was born in 1933. He joined Richards Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age and served faithfully until his death. He loved being a member of the Richards Chapel Senior Choir and Richards Chapel Male Chorus.
Mr. Charles Harrison Denmark Sr., 82, died Dec. 7, at Kindred Hospital in Rome, after a short illness. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Denmark was preceded in death by his parents Charlie Demore Denmark and Edith May (Jameson) Denmark.