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Anna ‘Ruth’ Harp Crowe

Anna "Ruth" Harp Crowe, 77, of Monroe, died on July 7, 2016. She was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on July 5, 1939, to the late ...

July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Laura Lucille Johnson

Boyd-Born Funeral Home

July 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Moses Jeremiah Freeman

Celebration of Life

July 07, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Leona Barnes Freeman

In Loving Memory

July 07, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mr. Calvin Jerome Curry(Mantan)

Home Going Celebration

July 02, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Virginia Lancaster Manning

Virginia Lancaster Manning, 86 of Covington, passed away July 1, 2016. Manning was known in the community as a faithful member of Lovejoy United Methodist ...

July 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eula Mae “Maw Maw” Smith

Eula Mae "Maw Maw" Smith, 91 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at Riverside Health Care, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She was born in Porterdale to ...

July 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | OBITUARIES


Glenn R. Conley

Glenn R. Conley died June 12, 2016 of complications from an auto accident several years ago.

July 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Bernita Stanbery Aiken

Mrs. Bernita Stanbery Aiken, 83 of Athens, formerly of Lyons, Ga, died June 29, 2016.

July 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Leon Belcher

Celebration of Life

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


Lamar ‘Bobby’ J. Abbott, Jr.

Wheeler Funeral Home

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Henry Heard

A Celebration of Life

June 27, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


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Roy H. Gazaway Jr.

Roy H. Gazaway Jr. of Covington, GA passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012 at his residence. He was born on May 18, 1930 in Eatonton, GA to Roy H. and Ruth Hinesdale Gazaway Sr. Mr. Gazaway served in the US Army during the Korean War. Upon discharge he was employed with Henson Furniture Company in Covington. He later entered the insurance business as an insurance agent, retiring after more than 28 years. Mr. Gazaway is a member of High Point Baptist Church

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Charles Pickett

Mr. Charles Pickett, age 69, of Covington, passed away April 18, 2012. He was born January 3, 1943 at the Porterdale Hospital to the late James and Gertrude Gunnels Pickett. Mr. Pickett was a great baseball player and played baseball all over Newton County, he also enjoyed a "Friendly Game of Cards". He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Buddy Weemes

Buddy Weemes of Mansfield, passed away April 20, 2012, at the age of 91. Mr. Weemes was a veteran, of the United States Navy, having served his country during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Weemes enjoyed carpentry, building furniture, and playing practical jokes. He loved his beagles, reading, and hunting; but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. Weemes was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Virginia (Kitchens) Weemes; and his parents, Randolph and Bessie (Hutchins) Weemes, Sr.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Buddy Weemes

Buddy Weemes of Mansfield, passed away April 20, 2012, at the age of 91. Mr. Weemes was a veteran, of the United States Navy, having served his country during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Weemes enjoyed carpentry, building furniture, and playing practical jokes. He loved his beagles, reading, and hunting; but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. Weemes was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Virginia (Kitchens) Weemes; and his parents, Randolph and Bessie (Hutchins) Weemes, Sr.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Grace M. Cook

Grace M. Cook of Covington, passed away April 23, 2012, at the age of 95. Ms. Cook retired from Newton Federal Savings & Loan after 38 years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Covington Pilot Club, for over 32 years, and held various offices and served as President for two terms. Ms. Cook thoroughly enjoyed her work as a volunteer with the Newton Hospital Auxiliary for over 25 years and received the President's Life Time Achievement Award for Volunteer Service in 2006. She was a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. David Howard Tupper

Mr. David Howard Tupper of Covington died April 20, 2012 at his home at the age of 63. He enjoyed working, staying busy, cooking and reminiscing about the past. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Tupper.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Kathy L. Studdard

Kathy L. Studdard died April 27, 2012 at her residence in Covington. She was 53 years old at the time of her

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Juliette Margarette Ann Padgette Bowen

Juliette Margarette Ann Padgette Bowen, 89, of Jersey/Social Circle, died on April 25. She was born in Fitzgerald, Ga. on Dec. 12, 1922 to Mittie Goff Padgette and Luther C. Padgette. She was preceded in death by her husband Arvo Perry Bowen Sr.Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law, Margarette and Ricky Cox of Jersey, Mittie and Jimmy Anglin of Bishop; son Arvo Bowen Jr. of Covington; sister Rosa Mae Mandon of Blairsville; brothers, Sammy Padgette of New Orleans, La., Delano Padgette of Fitzgerald, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.Funeral services will be held today at the Chapel of ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Randall Keith Williams, Sr.

Randall Keith Williams, Sr. of Oxford died April 27, 2012. He was 61 years of age at the time of his death. He was preceded in death his father, Donald Thomas Williams. Randy graduated from Newton County High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia. He honorably served in the United States Army, being stationed in Berlin, Germany. Most of Randy's employment was spent working with dairymen in Georgia. Curtis Breeding Service, Select Sires, Dairy Partners, and Southern States were companies that he represented. He loved horses and spent hours riding ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles Wade Giles

Charles Wade Giles of Covington, passed away April 28, 2012, at the age of 52. Mr. Giles was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. While in service, he served 12 years as a military police officer, served 1 year in the Philippines, and was Sergeant when his military service ended. He was employed by Penske Logistics for 6 years, and Federal Express for 18 years. Mr. Giles was currently a member of Belmont Baptist Church, but taught Sunday School at Eastridge Community Church and Gateway Community Church. He had a green thumb, and loved vegetable and flower gardening ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Walter Andrew Wren

Walter Andrew Wren of Covington, passed away May 1, 2012, at the age of 69. Mr. Wren was a 1968 graduate of Georgia Tech, and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was an active member and deacon of Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Macon. He was an avid Georgia Tech fan, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, working in his yard, and studying the history of Covington and his own genealogy. He loved his family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Wren was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Wren; and his parents, Fleming ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James V. White

James V. White of Covington, passed away May 7, 2012, at the age of 80. He enjoyed talking on CB radios as "Silver Slipper", gardening, fishing for catfish, and watching the Atlanta Braves, John Wayne movies, and wrestling. Mr. White was often heard telling tall-tales, and loved his dog, Weasle. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Rita Faye Hubbard, Brenda White, Dianne White; granddaughter, Kimberly White; and his parents, Thomas and Ola Odesa (Roland) White.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Frank Phillip Castellana, Sr.

Frank Phillip Castellana, Sr. of Covington, GA passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Newton Medical Center, following a brief illness. Frank was born March 28, 1932 in Tampa, FL to Emanuele and Virginia Castellana. While still a child, his family moved to Atlanta, GA where he began his lifelong work in the restaurant industry. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Schwabisch Gmund, West Germany with 35th Field Artillery Group, achieving the rank of Acting Sergeant.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Amanda Banks Sellars

Mrs. Amanda Banks Sellars, age 82, of Mansfield passed away February 10, 2012. She was born in Monticello, Georgia on May 8, 1929 to the late Holland and Lurline Henderson Banks. Mrs. Sellars loved flowers and working in her yard, she was a member of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church and worked at Belk's, Ace Hardware Distribution Center in Conyers and at Blackwell's Grocery. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend.

February 10, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. John Howard Donald

Mr. John Howard Donald, 53, of Covington, GA passed away peacefully on February 6, 2012after a three year long battle with illness. He was born January 7, 1959 to the late Jack Anthony Donald and his mother who survives him Dee Ann Howard Donald in Decatur, GA. John worked as a senior consultant for the City of Atlanta for a number of years. He was preceded in death by his father Jack Anthony Donald in 1989.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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