Fantastic family: Jerry and Lee Aldridge were recently recognized as Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs Family of the Year. The award was presented to the Covington couple at the GFWc's 114th annual convention April 25 in Jekyll Island.
The Berry family of Covington has owned a farm in the Almon community for six generations. Originally the farm had dairy cows, but today the family grows Christmas trees. Pictured are four generations of the Berry family: Charles Hamilton Berry V (Chase), left, Charles Hamilton Berry IV (Chuck), Charles Hamilton Berry III (Charles) and Charles Hamilton Berry Jr. (C.H.)
Nannie Barrs, left, Mavis Bryant, Bobby Dykes, Branden Dykes and little Emma Mae Dykes make five generations.
Nannie Barrs, left, Mavis Bryant, Bobby Wykes, Branden Wykes and little Emma Mae Wykes make five generations.
Pictured are great-great-grandmother Alice V. Brown, left, great-grandmother Virginia Hanson, grandmother Regina Hammonds, father Ricky Childs and grandbaby Brody Childs.
Army Spec. Wilson E. Burgess has arrived for duty at Miesau, Germany. Burgess, a nutrition care specialist with eight years of military service, is assigned to the 212th Combat Support Hospital. He is the son of Wilson E. and Julia A. Burgess of Trelawney Place, Covington.
Army Pvt. Jeremy N. Edmondson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Nell Batson, of Covington, died January 6, 2009, at Rockdale Medical Center, at the age of 72. Daughter of the late Tally T. and Marie Evans Hill, she was born and raised in Timmonsville, SC and had been a resident of Newton County for 29 years. She was a graduate of Furman University, taught in several elementary schools including Porterdale Elementary for 10 years and retired from the Newton County School System. Mrs. Batson was ...
Bertha Roquemore, age 100, from Marietta, Georgia, passed away on January 6, 2009. Services will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, January 10, 2009, in the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Rd., in Covington, Georgia, with Rev. Ray Barfield officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Roquemore was born in Covington, Georgia, on August 15, 1908. She grew up on the mill village and was valedictorian of her ...