Catherine L. VanderPloeg of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 100. Mrs. VanderPloeg, along with her late husband, Cornelius, served the Lord as missionaries. Mrs. VanderPloeg specifically led and taught the ladies she met during her missions. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker; and enjoyed sewing and making draperies. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. VanderPloeg was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Cornelius VanderPloeg; daughter, Barbara Pickett; and her parents, Burr DeForrest and Edith (Baker) Vail.
Etta Young Clark of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 92. Mrs. Clark was an active member of both Covington Christian Church and New Covenant Community Church, in Covington. She was employed by Young's Super Foods, in Fort Valley, GA, for several years. She had her own personal card ministry that she sent to her family and friends. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, and puzzles of any kind. Mrs. Clark always enjoyed crocheting and giving away afghans to special friends. She was preceded in death by her son, William (Billy) Clark; grandsons, Michael Clark and Hal ...
Robert N. Few of Covington, passed away August 16, 2011, at the age of 75. He was a faithful member and deacon of East Newton Baptist Church. Mr. Few enjoyed wood work, riding his tractor, feeding the birds and squirrels, and taking trips to Helen, GA. Mr. Few was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilmer Neal and Irene Mildred (Johnson) Few; and his brother, Thomas Johnson, who died while serving in World War II.
Wesley Crawford of Covington, passed away August 14, 2011, at Rockdale Medical Center.He was 40 years old at the time of his death.Mr. Crawford was a resident of Rockdale and Newton Counties for 35 years and was a former employee of Penta Engineering where he was a commercial roofing inspector.He enjoyed playing the guitar and was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, spending as much time as possible on the road.Mr. Crawford had a very creative mind and enjoyed making metal artwork.
Mrs. Robbie Lee Hayes, age 91 of Oxford passed away August 15, 2011 at her residence.She was born February 29, 1920 in Oxford to the late Collie Lee and Verlyn Mitcham Bostwick.Mrs. Hayes was a lifelong resident of the Gum Creek Community in northern Newton County, a longtime member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was formerly employed with the Bibb Manufacturing Company.She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend.She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Thomas Elmer Hayes and a daughter Deborah Lee Hammons
Florence Carpenter Cook passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Newport News, VA.She was born April 30, 1918 in Demorest, GA, and moved from Georgia to Newport News in 1997 to be near her daughter and family.
John B. Griffin Jr., M.D., was born on Sept. 24, 1931, and died on Aug. 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 79. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Bunyan Griffin Sr. and Ella Mae Griffin. A native of Mt. Airy, he grew up in Atlanta, and was valedictorian of his graduating class at Boys High School, which became Grady High School in his senior year. He spent his undergraduate years at Emory University, completing his degree in only three years, after which he went on to earn his medical degree at ...
Mrs. Patricia Carter Mitchell died July 30 at Rockdale Hospital. Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1949 in Covington, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rillious (Addie Joe Reed) Fuller. "Mat Pat," as she was known by her family and friends, embraced life with zeal. As a single mother, she worked diligently to raise her five children; although it was an environment of humble beginnings, her love and God's grace was abundant. She did not let the pressures of being a single parent prevent her from imparting Christian values in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Mrs ...
Suedell Harris Adams, 98, of Social Circle, died on July 31. The daughter of the late Jessie Harris and the late Lula Peppers Harris, she was born in 1913 in Elberton. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Dozier Adams and her son-in-law Bruce Tollison. She was a member of West End Baptist Church where she played piano until she was 92-years-old.
John Hugh Shepherd of Covington, passed away August 3, 2011, at the age of 83. Mr. Shepherd was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Japan during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and reading. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.
Agnes D. Smallwood of Stockbridge, passed away August 1, 2011, at the age of 85. She attended Cornish Mountain Baptist Church; and enjoyed traveling, sewing, word search puzzles and reading. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. Mrs. Smallwood was preceded in death by her husband, Donovan Smallwood; mother, Minnie (Brown) Cagle; and father, John B. Dean.