Bill Humphries of Oxford passed away November 19, 2011, at 65 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Berry and Ira (Peace) Humphries, brother, Rodney Humphries, and sister, Janice Chittum. Mr. Humphries enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and taking care of his family.
Ruth Gartenhaus Smith, 88, of Conyers, passed away November 23, 2011, at Hospice House of Conyers, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a long-time, active member of Canaan Baptist Church, in Covington, where she was involved with the Sunshine Fellowship group; and a faithful supporter of the church and its mission projects. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Gartenhaus of Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN, who were founders of the International Board of Jewish Missions. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James. A. Smith.
Rita Montez Hunt of Covington, GA died ThursdayNovember 24, 2011 at Abbey Hospice.She was born on September 22, 1945 in Covington, GA to ThomasRichard and DorothyLouisePalmerJones.She loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
Mrs. Cassandra V. Thorne died Nov. 11. She was born in 1959, the daughter of Herbert H. and Corine Gunn, in Washington, D.C. She began her education in the public schools of Washington, D.C., and then graduated from Howard University in 1982 and committed her life to serve God through her professional expertise as an occupational therapist. She relocated to Georgia in 1991 and in 1992 married Michael Thorne. With a smile that lit up a room, Cassandra lived a life that brought glory to God and brightened the lives of people who loved her. She was a ...
Marilyn Smith Gregory of Covington, passed away November 22, 2011, at the age of 68. Mrs. Gregory was an active member of Covington First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and Secretary of the Josie Goode Sunday School Class. She was one of the founding members of the Satsuki Garden Club, Newton County Soccer, and the Covington First United Methodist Church Preschool Program. Mrs. Gregory volunteered her time with several different organizations including the Red Cross, Newton County Clean and Beautiful, and was also a Pink Lady volunteer. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend; and will ...
Mrs. Mary Plunkett of Covington died November 22, 2011 at the age of 76.She was born in Acworth, GA, to the late Henry Grady and Pearl Lorine "Ray" Thomas and was the widow of the late Jimmy Elvin Plunkett. She retired from textile manufacturing after working for over 20 years in Fulton County. Mary enjoyed playing Bingo. She enjoyed visiting with friends and loved spending time with her family. Mary is preceded in death by her son, Earnest Lee Plunkett.
Mittie Lou Wilkerson Owenby of Lawrenceville, passed away November 21, 2011, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was 83 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lamar Owenby; parents, Charlie Autry and Mary Grace (Barnett) Wilkerson; sister, Jo Ann Sims; and brother, Gerald Wilkerson. Mrs. Owenby was employed by Southern Bell for several years, and retired from the State of Georgia. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington, Eastern Star and Women's Auxiliary for the Disabled American Veterans.
Polly Beam, 89, of Porterdale, passed away Nov. 20. The daughter of the late Edgar and Gracie Curley Frey, she was born in Dallas and has resided in Newton County since 1959. She was a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Ms. Beam was a loving mother, and will be missed by her family and friends.
Jerry Wayne Deerman of Oxford, GA died SundayNovember 20, 2011.He was born on September 2, 1962 in Atlanta, GA to John and ShelbyHunterDeerman, Sr.He was a member and Director of Works of Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge #6 where he was currently serving as Junior Deacon.He also was currently serving as District Deputy to the Grand Master of Masons in Georgia in the 8th Masonic District.He was a Past Master of Pace Lodge #558 where he was active in all areas and especially enjoyed coaching. He was also involved in the York Rite bodies ...
Mr. Ernest Norris "Ernie" Johnson, age 55, of Covington passed away November 17, 2011 at Newton Medical Center.He was born March 3, 1956 in Ozark, Alabama at Fort Rucker to the late Ernest "Son" Johnson and Charlotte Johnson who survives him.Ernie was the former owner of Covington Radiator and was employed for many years at Bulldog Tire and Midas Muffler in Covington.He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his father Ernest "Son" Johnson and his brother Nathan Randall Johnson.
Ms. Maxine Cosby Harris departed this earthly life On Nov. 13. On April 26, 1967, Maxine Cosby was born in Morgan County, to the late Freeman Cosby, Sr. and Betty Clemons. The family later moved to Newton County, where she was educated in the Newton County School System. She was united in matrimony in 1997 to Mr. Larry Harris. The union was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Layonna.
Marvin T. Pressley of Covington, passed away November 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. He was 70 years old at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Zelvia (Bishop) Pressley. Mr. Pressley enjoyed hot rod cars, drag racing, fishing and mechanical work. He was a selfless man who had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone. He loved driving a loader and going to the mountains. Mr. Pressley was a member of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He will be remembered as a ...
Lorene P. Rainey of Covington, passed away November 16, 2011, at the age of 96. Mrs. Rainey was a faithful member of Alcovy United Methodist Church, for over 30 years, and loved her church family dearly. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, reading, and working in the flower garden. Mrs. Rainey loved her family, and enjoyed cooking for them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Rainey; and her parents, Monroe Sanford and Leona (Evans) Pair.
Elizabeth L. Alley of Covington, passed away November 14, 2011, at Newton Medical Center.She was 75 years old at the time of her death.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewellyn Irwin and Louella Price, sister, Dorothy, and brother, Junior Price.Mrs. Alley was a member of the Red Hat Society in Covington, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.