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Ida Arbeau

Ida M. Arbeau, 83 of Oxford passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Riverside Healthcare. She was born on December 11, 1931 in Clayton. to the late Cecil and Clara Mae Thompson. Ms. Arbeau loved the Lord and was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She sewed for the church, the school system and even made costumes for the show “In the Heat of The Night”. Ms. Arbeau also lovingly cared for many children in her home. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Canaan Baptist Church for over 35 years. Everyone knew her by “Aunt Ida” or ...

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Sara Tucker

Sara Frances "Sally" Tucker, 90, of Athens, formerly of Commerce, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 10:26 a.m.

John Middleton

Mr. John Raymond Middleton, 62, of Winston-Salem passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1952 in Fairfax County, Virginia to George and Jimmie Weisner Middleton. John received his undergraduate degree from VCU and his Master’s Degree from Wake Forest University. Formerly from Davidson County, he moved to Georgia where he worked with Service Master Corporation for 22 years. He then worked for Newton County from March 2000 as the Finance Director until his retirement in September 2014 as the County Manager. While working for Newton County, John touched ...

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 12:05 p.m.

Mr. Carey Lee Gaither

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 10:57 a.m.

Mr. Carey Lee Gaither

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 10:50 a.m.

Brenda P. Sweat

Mrs. Brenda P. Sweat, age 74, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born December 17, 1940 in Covington to Kermit and Jeanette Calvert Pratt who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Sweat worked for the City of Covington for many years and was a retired purchasing agent for DeKalb County. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church and was an avid reader, a seamstress and a gourmet cook.  Mrs. Sweat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her brother Kermit Eugene and Mary Jo Pratt.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 4:24 p.m.
Dorothy ‘Dot’ Johnston

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Johnston

Dorothy “Dot” Johnston, of Mansfield, passed away February 16, 2015 at Riverside Health Care Center. She was 92 years of age at the time of her death. After attending business school, Dot worked for Southern Railway in Atlanta for 8 years. She was married for 59 years, 22 years to Ralph Johnson and 37 years to Lt. Col. Charles Johnston. Dot resided in Mansfield for 46 years in the home built by her first husband, Ralph. She had the opportunity to travel around the world with her second husband, Charlie. Dot was a long-time member of Covington First United Methodist ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 11:35 a.m.
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