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Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Gloria Jean Mock

Gloria Jean Mock arrived in her heavenly home on March 11, 2017. Known by Jean, she was born in Atlanta at Crawford Long on Oct ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford

Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford, of McDonough, passed away March 17, 2017, at the age of 73. Even though Mrs. Lunsford was unable to attend church ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lamar Callaway

Lamar Callaway, lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away March 3, 2017 at the age of 98. A World War II veteran, he proudly served ...

March 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Evelyn LaPointe

Evelyn LaPointe, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2017, at 83 years of age. Hobbies that Mrs. LaPointe enjoyed included stained glass, painting, needlework and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joy Pauline Faulk Knight

Joy Pauline Faulk Knight, age 90, of Covington, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Riverside Healthcare in Covington.

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Francine (Garner) Smallwood

Francine (Garner) Smallwood, of Porterdale, passed away March 13, 2017, at Piedmont Newton Hosptial. Mrs. Smallwood was born August 30, 1938, in Henry County. She ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles (Ron) Dial

Charles (Ron) Dial, of Covington, passed away March 9, 2017, at the age of 63. Ron was a proud veteran of the United States Navy ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frank Milo Thornton

Frank Milo Thornton, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 15, 2017 at the age of 55. He is survived by his wife Ginger Thornton of 33 ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dorothy W. Parker

Dorothy W. Parker, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Parker attended Bessie Tift College, Asbury College and the ...

March 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ralph Talmadge Jones

Ralph Talmadge Jones of Covington, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Jones retired as a Tech Sgt. from the ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Jon Trevor Townley

Jon Trevor Townley, of Covington, passed away Feb. 28, 2017, at the age of 24. Trevor, a beloved son, was a member of Solid Rock ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Ruben O’Kelley

Ruben O'Kelley, 82, of Covington died July 18. Mr. O'Kelley was preceded in death by his parents J.W. and Odie (Bowen) O'Kelley.

July 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Flossie Haines

Flossie Haines, 89, of Covington, passed away July 18. Mrs. Haines was a member of First Baptist Church, in Covington and loved spending time in her garden. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Lee Haines, daughter Beverly Lee DuVall, mother Mabel Gertrude (Brooks) Parker, and her father Griffin Smith.

July 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dorothy Everitt DeFoor (Dot) Powell

The funeral for Dorothy Everitt DeFoor Powell, 88, of East Atlanta and Covington, will be Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 1 pm at A.S. Turner Funeral Home, 2773 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. The Rev. Max Vincent of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Oxford, Ga., will officiate. Mrs. Powell passed away July 14 at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living of Decatur. The family will receive visitors at A.S. Turner before the funeral, beginning at 11 a.m. A reception and remembrance will follow at 2 pm at Arbor Terrace, 425 Winn Way, Decatur. The burial service will be at 5 ...

July 20, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Zachary Booher

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July 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


William Moyers Winn Jr.

William Moyers Winn Jr., 84, passed away July 15. Mr. Winn was a native of White Plains but had made his home in Covington for many years. He served in the United States Navy from 1946 until 1953. He was a 1956 graduate of University of Georgia receiving his master's in accounting. He did his internship in Los Angeles at Price Waterhouse from 1956 until 1958. He served as the accountant at the Newton County Hospital 1958 until 1959 and worked for Walker Meadows Garrett and Laney, CPA, in Macon from 1959 until 1963. Mr. Winn opened his accounting ...

July 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Raymond Mitchell

Raymond Mitchell, 88, of Covington, passed away July 16. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he served his country during World War II. Mr. Mitchell participated in action against the enemy at Peleliu, Palau Group, was among the first to land at Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received at Okinawa. He was a member of Sewell United Methodist Church. Mr. Mitchell was employed by C&D Batteries for 20 years, before retiring from Golden State Foods. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was a surrogate father to ...

July 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Sara Greer Prosser

Sara Greer Prosser, age 98, passed away on July 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Sara Catherine Greer, the second child of Henry Clifford and Lillie Granade Greer, was born June 23, 1914 in Griffin, Georgia. After the death of her father the family moved to Mansfield, Georgia in 1919. She attended school in Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1931. She attended Bessie Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia and graduated in 1935. After teaching in Georgia and South Carolina for 8 years, she married James (Jimmy) Prosser in 1943. They raised two sons in Mansfield. Outside ...

July 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mr. Douglas J."Jackie" Dial

Mr. Douglas J. "Jackie" Dial, 68, of Oxford passed away July 14, 2012 at Newton Medical Center. He was born January 24, 1944 in Covington to the late Frances Jackson and Mary Lou Townley Dial. Mr. Dial was a true craftsman in every sense of the word, he enjoyed woodwork, metal craft, gardening and painting were just some of his passions along with his love of animals and fishing. He was a mechanic by trade and retired from ADF after 16 years of service.

July 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Pate Massey

Mr. Pate Massey age 87 of Covington died Friday, July 13, 2012 at Abbey Hospice. He was born in Homer, Georgia on March 6, 1925 to the late Charles and Ada Massey. He proudly served this great country in the United States Navy and was retired from General Motors-Lakewood Plant after 35 years and he was a Jack of All Trades. Pate was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

July 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Kathryn Reeves House

Kathryn Reeves House, RN, 79, of Covington, passed away July 11. Miss House was a 1950 graduate of Newton County High School, and a 1953 graduate of Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing. She was one of the first registered nurses for Newton County Hospital when it opened. She later went to work for Dr. E.J. Callaway, and was his nurse for 37 years, until retirement. Miss House was an active member of North Covington United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 39 years and also held several offices within the church. For many years, she was the ...

July 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mr. Darrell Bohanan

Mr. Darrell Bohanan, age 76 of Royston passed away July 9, 2012 at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville. He was born February 2, 1936 in Covington, Georgia to the late Olin Steele and Edna Dingler Bohanan. Mr. Bohanan worked in telecommunication retiring from Bellsouth and from Nortel working as a Network Manager. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Bohanan.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Pamela Crawford

Pamela Susan Crawford of Covington, GA passed away on July 3, 2012. She was born on May 25, 1950 in Porterdale, GA to Blanche Ellington Jones and Wallace Jones.

July 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Jenkins

Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Jenkins of Porterdale passed away July 2, at her residence. She was born in 1943 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., to Willard and Beatrice Cropp. She was a member of Victory Tabernacle where she sang in the choir. Her hobby was making ceramics. She loved her family and enjoyed being involved with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

July 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Millard “Buddy” Rowe

Millard "Buddy" Rowe, 87, of Newborn, passed away July 2. Buddy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served his country during World War II. He was a deacon and charter member of Parkwood Hills Baptist Church, as well as Deacon Emeritus at Shiloh Baptist Church. He founded the Georgia Hummers Association and Newborn Taxidermy and co-founded of the Newborn Horneyhead Festival and Fishing Tournament. Mr. Rowe enjoyed photography and was an avid hunter, fisherman and bee keeper. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Elizabeth (Jackson) Rowe and his parents Claude Millard and Maggie Lee ...

July 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Jenkins

Margaret Elizabeth"Peggy" Jenkins of Porterdale, GA passed away Monday July 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1943 in Wilkes Barre, PA to Willard and Beatrice Cropp. She was a member of Victory Tabernacle where she sang in the choir. Her hobby was making ceramics. She loved her family and enjoyed being involved with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

July 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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