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Meri Digby
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Ms. Meri Digby, 65, of Porterdale, died May 24 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. The daughter of the late James Lewis Alexander Sr. and Inez Kitchens Norton, she was born in Newton County and was a lifelong resident. Ms. Digby was a graduate of Newton County High School and Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville. She was a faithful member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Harvesters Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women and Julia A. Porter Senior Saints and sang in the choir. She had been employed by BellSosuth and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Ms. Digby loved to read, had a sweet spirit and was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her. She loved her family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by mother Inez K. Norton; sister Jeanne A. Evans, father James L. Alexander and daddy William H. Norton.

Surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Gayle Norton, Jim and lana Alexander, Charlie and Deborah Alexander, all of Covington; brother-in-law Jerry Evans; nieces and nephews Eddie Hayes, Gerald Hayes, Ron Hayes, Bella Grant, Jim Alexander III, Barbara Oliver, Angie Black, Churk Southard, Ryan Norton, Chris sAlexander, magan Norton, Chasity Alexander, Brent Stapp, Carli Alexander; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 28, at Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church with the Rev. James A. Moore and the Rev. John Ozley officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 700, Porterdale, GA 30070.

The Covington News
May 28, 2008