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John McLeod

John Blake McLeod, Jr. of Rutledge passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the age of 70, after he fought a long battle with cancer. He was born August 31, 1944 to the late John Blake, Sr. and Sara McLeod. Mr. McLeod was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to fish and hunt; raised beagles for hunting; was a member of the Big Pines Hunting Club; member and President of the Goldin’s Hunting Club; President of the IBEW 613 Retirees; and loved football. Mr. McLeod was very meticulous with the care of his muscadine vineyard and an ...

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Mrs. Mary Alice Edwards Greene

Mrs. Mary Alice Edwards Greene

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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Posted: oct. 10, 2014 11:53 a.m.
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Henry Starr Corley

Mr. Henry Starr Corley, of Covington, passed away, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the age of 93. He was born February 19, 1921 in the Starrsville Community of Newton County to the late William H. Corley, Sr. and Leila Wright Corley and was also preceded in death by his brother, William H. Corley, Jr. and sister, Katheryn Corley Mills.  Mr. Corley was a surveyor for the Georgia Department of Transportation and a veteran of the United States Army Airforce.  He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

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Posted: oct. 09, 2014 1:01 p.m.

Kenneth Felton "Tump" Bradford

Mr. Kenneth Felton “Tump” Bradford, age 74, of Oxford passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014.  He was born November 3, 1939 in Lawrenceville to the late William Howard and Jewell Lindsey Bradford.  Mr. Bradford served in the United States Navy and was a member of Central Community Church.  He was retired from General Motors and also worked for a number of years following his retirement at General Mills.  Mr. Bradford loved to work in his garden and loved his family very much.  He was preceded in death by his sister Gloria Fincannon and his grandson Tucker Hankins. 

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Posted: oct. 06, 2014 11:57 a.m.

Marilyn McKay Ellisor

Marilyn McKay Ellisor, age 71, died Friday October 3, 2014, in her home in Watkinsville, after a valiant year-long confrontation with cancer. During her last days and hours she was comforted by family, many friends and the capable staff of Silverleaf Hospice.

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Posted: oct. 06, 2014 11:41 a.m.

Mr. G. Orville Capps

G. Orville Capps of Covington, passed away October 1, 2014, at the age of 88. Mr. Capps was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He was a dedicated employee, of the City of Covington, where he worked several years prior to his retirement. Prior to his employment with the City, Mr. Capps worked for Gas, Inc. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, enjoyed watching wrestling and spending time outdoors gardening and fishing. Mr. Capps was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in ...

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Posted: oct. 04, 2014 5:26 p.m.

Reuben Yearwood

Reuben Yearwood, age 79, of Covington, passed away September 30, 2014. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing. Mr. Yearwood loved his family dearly, and especially cherished his time spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Howard and Lovie (Chambers) Yearwood.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:57 a.m.

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