Mrs. Fannie K. Gilstrap of Covington passed Aug. 19. Mrs. Gilstrap is survived by sons Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Gloria) Gilstrap, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Gilstrap; daughter-in-law Mrs. Ola Mae Gilstrap; grandchildren Carla (Melvin) Holland, Angela (the Rev. Thomas) Head, Crystal Gilstrap, Reginald (Christy) Gilstrap and Roderick Dunn; four great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; devoted niece Rosetta Mitchell; other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Mary Bradford-Blanco, 72, of Oxford, passed away Aug. 20. She loved to cook, enjoyed crafts and shopping. Mrs. Blanco was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Blanco; and her parents Henry R. and Edith Arizona (Holbrook) Howell.
Mrs. Katherine W. Alliston, 96, of Oxford passed away Aug. 15, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Alliston and her parents George Murza and Ovie Elizabeth (Freeman) Wilson.
Mrs. Alliston was accomplished at crocheting, needlepoint and cross stitching. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and was retired from Belk Department Store in Covington.
Mr. T.J. Bell of Monticello, 26, passed away Aug. 13. T.J. loved his son Hunter dearly and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed music, writing poetry, always lived life to the fullest and loved his Lord. T.J. was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Riley Henry Jackson and paternal grandparents Billy Gene and Lillie Mae Bell.
Survivors include his son Hunter Bell; parents Billy and Angela Bell; sister and brother-in-law Cynthia Bell and Andrew Rogers, all of Monticello; brother and sister-in-law Billy and Candi Bell of Covington; grandmother Mary Ann Jackson of Monticello; aunts ...
Mr. Adell Digby, 91, passed away Aug. 16. Mr. Digby was briefly employed by Bibb Manufacturing Company, before opening Digby Trim Shop which he owned and operated for 28 years. He ran the Porterdale Recreation Department for a number of years, and served as custodian for County Line Baptist Church for 17 years. While at County Line Baptist he taught the fourth grade Sunday school class.
He enjoyed deer hunting, and often composed and wrote lyrics, music, poems and short stories. He played several musical instruments and sang Christian and country music.
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 ...