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Hazel Haggard Cordell

Hazel Haggard Cordell, of Covington, passed away April 19, 2015, at the age of 89. Born to Charles and Willie Mae (Parks) Haggard, Hazel attended school in Porterdale. She lived next door to the school and could run home at recess time to get fresh baked sweet potatoes, one for the teacher and one for herself. This was a happy time for her. An employee of Scientific Atlanta, she wired the first printed circuit board ever to be wired in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her children, John Robert Russell and Jackquelyn Ann Russell.

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Will Jolly Carmichael

Mrs. Mary Will Jolly Carmichael, age 94, of Rome, died at a local hospital Sunday April 12, 2015.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melinda Ford

Melinda Ford of Covington died April 8, 205 of cancer.

April 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara B. Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jimmy Kirk

Jimmy Wayne Kirk, age 70, of Social Circle, died on March 23, 2015. He was born in Walton County on February 17, 1945 to the late Mary Lizzie Drake Kirk and the late Johnny E. Kirk. Surviving are: wife, Susan Kirk of Social Circle; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Tim Bell of

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Howard Johnson

John Howard Johnson, of Covington, passed away April 5, 2015, at the age of 73. After working for the State of Georgia as an accountant, Mr. Johnson started his own business providing tax preparation and financial services across Metropolitan Atlanta for 17 years until his retirement. He was a private pilot and enjoyed fishing, playing golf and watching NASCAR. An upstanding citizen in the community, he was a member of the Gideons in Newton County, serving as treasurer for many years, and was a charter member of East Newton Baptist Church. In addition, he proudly served his country in the ...

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Reed Wright died Tuesday, March 31 at age 91, after a year's stay at Benton House in Covington. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Wright was the son of the late Dr. William Cosby Wright and Sarah Louise Camp Wright, both long-time residents of Covington. He is survived by cousins, Charles Maxwell of Anthem, AZ, Margie Maxwell Swift of Selma, AL, and Diane Maxwell Richardson of Birmingham, AL. During World War II, Mitchell participated in the D-Day Invasion. After the war he lived in Paris, France for most of his adult life, where he was a ...

April 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James “J.B.” Norman

James "J.B" Norman of Covington, passed away April 3, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Norman owned and operated Norman Printing Company for 32 years. A member of Eastridge Community Church, J.B. enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding and working on motorcycles. Additionally, he liked going to auctions and yard sales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lois Mask Norman.

April 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melvin Evans “Jack” Williams

Melvin Evans "Jack" Williams, 78 of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home Thursday April 2, 2015. Jack was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Melvin and Mildred Williams. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dodd.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland

Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland, age 71, of Covington passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was born November 5, 1943, in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Thomas and Myrtie Nix. Dolores was a faithful daughter of our Heavenly Father. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Covington. She always connected with a local church wherever she lived. Dolores had a beautiful alto voice and loved singing praises to God. She loved God's Word and shared it with others through neighborhood Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and wherever she had opportunity to witness about His love ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel Young Daniel

Rachel Young Vansant Daniel, 104, of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015. Mrs. Daniel was born in Douglasville, and was 1929 graduate of Metter High School. Following graduation, she had several jobs, in Atlanta, as the nation recovered from the depression. In 1939, she joined Liberty Mutual where she worked as a claims adjustor and later a Fleet Manager for their leased vehicles. She and her first husband, Ralph Linch, were married only nine years before he was killed, in action, on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. She later married Alton Daniel, in 1948, and together they ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patt Smith

Patt Smith of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015, at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith graduated from Sparks Memorial Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR with her registered nursing degree. She was also affiliated with Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Mrs. Smith retired from Weyerhaeuser where she was an Eastern U.S. in-service manager. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed spending time with family, reading, camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; parents, Fred and Gladys Walters; her sisters, Betty and Colene.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Rubena Maddox Hall Swinks

Rubena Maddox Hall Swinks, 86, of Scottdale, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away July 21. Rubena retired from DeKalb General Hospital in 1986 where she worked as a supervisor over the Outpatient Control Desk. She was preceded in death by her son George F. Hall and her mother, father, brothers and sisters.

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ricky "Boomer" Gibbs

Mr. Ricky Ricardo Gibbs died unexpectedly July 3. He was born in 1988 in Covington to Sandra Lawrence and Ricky Floyd Gibbs. Affectionately called "Boomer," he grew up in Newton County and graduated from Eastside High School in 2007. He was very athletic, playing football at Indian Creek Middle School and basketball at Eastside High School. After graduation, Mr. Gibbs worked at 84 Lumber Company and the Shoe Show. During his spare time, he enjoyed playing basketball. A very fun-loving person, he loved to dance and listen to music. He was a very loving, affectionate person who was a joy ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clyde R. Clarke

Mr. Clyde Rudolph Clarke died July 6 after a long illness. Mr. Clarke, the only son of the late Clyde Clement (Dorothy Etheridge) Clarke, was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his early education in the New York Public Schools graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., in 1950. He continued his education at Mandell Institute of Mechanical Drafting graduating in 1960. Mr. Clarke enlisted in the United States Air Force in April 1951 and was honorably discharged in April 1955. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel N. Coody

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nesbit L. Thompson

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Parker

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Billy Carl (B.C.) Crowell

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner

Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner of Covington died July 12 at Atlanta Medical Center. He was born in 1923 in Covington as the youngest child of the late William Columbus and Martha Mae Rowe Faulkner. Harry (or "Suzie" as he was affectionately known by family and friends) graduated from Covington High School in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army in April of 1943 and served in the European Theater (65th Infantry Division, Third Army) from 1944 to 1946. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia, Athens, where he was elected to membership in the ...

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bernice Hilley

HILLEY Mrs. Bernice Needham Hilley, of Covington, GA, died Monday, July 12, 2010. She was born in Walton County, GA to the late Grady and Pearl Cofer Needham. Mrs. Hilley retired in 1989 after 30 years of employment with Belk as a sales clerk and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a life-time resident of Newton County. Mrs. Hilley was preceded in death by husband: Morris Hilley. She is survived by son: Wayne Hilley of Oxford, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Judy and Ranny Peek; sister: Agnes James of Conyers, GA; grandchildren: Lynn and Rick Gage of Alpharetta ...

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Kenneth Britt

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr.

Mr. Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr., died June 25. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wesley (Jessie Lee Evans) Jackson, he was born in 1947 in Oxford, one of eight children. He was raised and educated in Newton County. At an early age, Mr. Jackson joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oxford. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970 and later was honorably discharged. Affectionately called "Snap" by family and friends, Mr. Jackson was a very hard worked, employed by mobile Chemical, Sweetheart Plastics, Dart Containers, Riverside Nursing Home and Mocks Pallet. His passion, however ...

July 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eleanore W. Walton

Eleanore W. Walton of Covington, formerly of Atlanta, died July 3, 2010, at the age of 91, at her home. Born to the late Thomas P. and Margaret Humphries Walton, Eleanore loved music, playing the cello and organ. Animals, domestic and wild, were dear to her and, generally, all nature. She was a member of World Wildlife and a Legacy Member of the Nature Conservancy. Traveling was fun to her, and she had much time devoted to travel in the United States and Canada. Eleanore had been Office Manager of Walgreen's Southeastern District Office a number of years, and ...

July 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Anne Tucker

July 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geneva Ellis Moore

July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Logan Daniel Thacker

Logan Thacker passed away June 28 at age 3. Logan is loved very much and will be missed dearly.

Logan is survived by his parents Sarah and Terry Thacker Jr. of Marietta; grandparents Linda and Dan Wolfe of Marietta, Karen and the late Wayne Thacker Sr. of Covington; great-grandparents Mary and Leroy Scott of Virginia and Betty James of Atlanta.

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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