Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.
Mrs. Horton was a native of Newton County and spent most of her life here. For the past 16 months, she resided in Grantville, Georgia with her daughter, Carol. Mrs. Horton was employed by Belk Department Store for 20 years, retiring in 1995. Her love of people was very evident in her work, and her life. She was as a member of Porterdale Presbyterian Church, but also attended Calvary Baptist Church in Rockdale County with her son, Teddy. In her younger years, Mrs. Horton enjoyed bowling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Preceding her death were her parents Marvin A. and Modine (Lindsey) Mills; husband J.T. Horton, Sr.; brothers Larry Mills, Lee Mills and Marvin Mills.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Art Kraft of Grantville, GA.; sons and daughters-in-laws, Teddy and Wanda Horton of Covington, GA, Al and Janis Horton of Palmetto, GA; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Blankenship of Oxford, GA, and Dorothy Donaldson of Covington, GA; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Mrs. Horton was held Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, Covington, Georgia, with Art Kraft, III officiating. Interment to follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park, Covington.
Condolences can be placed online at www.caldwellandcowan.com, or call 770-786-7062.