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Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Earnest (Bro) Johnson

In Loving Memory

June 06, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gail Parker

Gail Parker, age 62, of Covington, passed away May 31, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11 ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr

Celebration of Life

May 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

Mrs. Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

May 29, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Phyllis C. Nicholson

Phyllis Krinks Nicholson of Covington, GA died Thursday, January 19, 2012 at The Retreat in Monticello, GA. She was born on January 18, 1929 in Sydney, Australia to Stanley G. and Amy Krinks. She met and married Henry Frederick Nicholson during World War II in Sydney, Australia. After the war they settled their family in Fitzgerald, GA, moved south to Lake Worth, FL, eventually moving to Covington 22 years ago. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Myrtle Fincher Banks

Myrtle Fincher Banks of Covington, passed away January 21, 2012, at the age of 91. Myrtle Odessa Burney was the sixth of seven children born to the late Henry and Lula Mae Burney. She grew up on a farm and attended the old Starsville School through the 9th grade. She married Herbert Fincher, July 22, 1944, and together they built their home in the Stewart Community of Newton County. Together they raised their two boys, Danny and Dennis, along with raising cotton, corn, cows, pigs, chickens, and rabbit dogs. She worked hard every day at the Porterdale Mill and ...

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Frances Braselton Gregory

Frances Braselton Gregory of Covington, wife of the late, Robert J. Gregory and a dedicated school teacher, church, and civic leader, passed away January 21, 2012, at the age of 93.

January 22, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cora Lee Edge

Cora Lee Edge of Covington, passed away January 20, 2012, at the age of 79. Mrs. Edge worked as the business manager, at Newton Medical Center, for more than 25 years. She enjoyed working out, taking care of herself, dancing, and singing in the choir. She loved the Lord, and loved spending time with her family, her church family, and her pets. Mrs. Edge was preceded in death by her husband, Jodie Clark Edge; son, Monty Edge; her parents, Henry and Mattie Lizzie (Hyatt) Rogers; brother, Bobby Gene Rogers; and her special companion, of 27 years that treated her like ...

January 21, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Frances Robinson Coker

Frances Robison Coker, 91, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 18. Mrs. Coker was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company after 50 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband Euell T. Coker in 1992.

January 20, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Dorothy (Dot) Ann Roberts Silvio

Dorothy (Dot) Ann Roberts Silvio, previously of Grayson, GA, currently of Covington, passed away January 14, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Luke Silvio, her parents, Ida Roberts and Early Reed Roberts, grandson, Adam Silvio, two brothers, Willard Roberts and Harold Roberts, and a sister, Annalyn McDaniel. Mrs. Silvio is survived by her son, Jerry Silvio (Kathy) of Covington, granddaughters, Sara Silvio of Decatur, Dinah Silvio of Raleigh, NC, and Ashley Sanders (Trey) of Covington; brother, Ronald Roberts of Buford; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Sally J. Hawkins

Mrs. Sally J. Hawkins, age 96, of Social Circle passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. She was born September 19, 1915 in Social Circle to the late Rufus Mahlon and Clifford Mae Swords Jackson. Mrs. Hawkins was a native of Walton County, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington for many years and she worked at Newton Medical Center, Covington Mill and Bibb Manufacturing during her career. Mrs. Hawkins was a loving wife, mother grandmother great grandmother great-great grandmother sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. A. Switzer Hawkins, son Raymond Hawkins and 10 ...

January 15, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


J.W. Ricks

J.W. Ricks of Covington passed away January 13, 2012, at At Home Hospice in Conyers. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Ricks was preceded in death by his parents, John Alexander and Allie (Henry) Ricks Mitchell; as well as 6 siblings. Mr. Ricks was a lifelong resident of the Oak Hill Community, and after his retirement he was the caretaker for the J. Gibson Hull Home, in which they resided for over 44 years. He served as an Elder at the Covington Church of God. He enjoyed watching wrestling and playing the guitar ...

January 14, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Annie Grace Henderson

Annie Grace Henderson, 95, of Oxford, Georgia passed away on January 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Wilson Henderson, and her husband, Charlie Robert Henderson. She was the oldest child born to Henry and Pearl Chapman. Her sister, Gladys Jones, and brothers, Raybon, Leonard, and Harold Chapman preceded her in death. An older set of children were born to Henry and Nora Chapman. Glen Chapman, Sarah Ruth Ollis, Rosa Lee McCurdy, and Viola McGiboney also preceded her in death. Grace is survived by one sister, Mattie Cook of Conyers, and one brother, Emmett Chapman of ...

January 13, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rev. James S. Brown

Rev. James S. Brown of Porterdale, passed away January 11, 2012, at the age of 92. Rev. Brown was a loving and faithful member of Porterdale Baptist Church, in Porterdale. He was born December 1, 1919, in Lithonia, to the late Henry P. and Annie Maude (Fowler) Brown. After quitting school, in the 8th grade, he worked for Western Union before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps. Rev. Brown then joined the United States Army Air Force, and served six years during World War II. Once Rev. Brown was called to preach, he went back to school and completed seminary ...

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Jo Williamson

Mary Jo Williamson of Oxford, passed away January 8, 2012, at the age of 84. Mrs. Williamson was a loving, compassionate, Christian mother who smiled easily. She cared for her family and friends with a loving heart and through prayer. She loved and served our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every day. Mrs. Williamson loved to paint, and shared her paintings with family and friends over the years. She also shared a small flower garden, feeders, and bird bath with many species of birds, spending hours enjoying their songs and playful ways. Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her ...

January 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg of Covington, passed away January 9, 2012, at the age of 62. Mr. Clegg enjoyed hunting, fishing, and baseball. He is loved, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Dale Clegg; parents, James E. and Joyce (Bailey) Clegg; sister, Jan Piper; and his brother, Michael Wade Clegg.

January 10, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Emma Frances Harper

Emma Frances Harper, 90, of Covington, GA, went to be with her Lord and Savior, January 5, 2012. Born in 1921, to the late Lillian and George Roberts of Whitesburg, GA, Ms. Emma and her family persevered through the hardships of the depression and WWII. After moving to Hueytown, AL, she performed many man-sized jobs, as males served their country in war. An early marriage, a growing family, and moving frequently, she settled in Avondale Estates, GA, to build her dream home. As her love and devotion to God grew, she hosted weekly home bible study groups for Peachcrest Baptist ...

January 06, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David Stillerman

David Stillerman of Social Circle, GA, passed away January 4, 2012, at the age of 67. Mr. Stillerman was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, in Covington, and was active in both his church and his community. Mr. Stillerman was currently serving as an active board member with Habitat for Humanity of Newton County. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, grilling, cooking, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Stillerman is loved, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Hyman Bernard Stillerman.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Presley No'el Griffis

Baby girl Presley No'el Griffis of Covington, went to be with the Lord January 3, 2012, at the tender age of one week. Presley is loved dearly, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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