H. Denver Day, 80, of Covington, died Jan. 2 at Heartland Hospice in Conyers. The son of the late H.C. and Esther Crow Day, he was born in Hall County. Mr. Day was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953 with the rank of master sergeant. Mr. Day moved to Newton County in 1962 with the Farmer's Mutual Exchange where he served as manager. He then worked for Mayfield Hardware serving as manager of the Newton Plaza store. After retiring in 1995, Mr. Day began a successful locksmith business. He was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle for more than 35 years where he served as deacon and deacon chairman for 20 years as well as the Sunday school superintendent and a teacher. Mr. Day was a true pillar of the Covington community and will be truly missed.
Mr. Day is survived by his wife, Sarah H. Day; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie and Keith Ellis; grandchildren, Will Ellis, Courtney Ellis, Charity Ellis all of Covington; sisters and brothers-in-law, George and Pheobe Peck, Velma Orr, Annie Mac Millwood, William and Mary Wallace, Roy and Marie Bartlett, C.G. and Brenda Trankersley; brother, Herman Day all of Flowery Branch.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Tabernacle with Dr. R. Hudson Moody and Dr. David Moody officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, Covington, Friday, Jan. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.