Charles E. Ewing, 89 passed away May 20, 2018. The oldest child of Aubrey C. and Grace Prickett Ewing, he was born Dec. 11, 1928 in Newton County. Mr. Ewing was a graduate of Mansfield High School, ABAC College and received a BSA degree from the University of Georgia. He was in the dairy business with his father for 19 years before becoming an insurance agent with Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Company, serving the last 20 years of his 37 years with the company as Agency Manager. Mr. Ewing was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Covington for 49 years. He was an avid hunter of doves and quail being an excellent marksman, as well as having a love for fishing. Mr. Ewing was a member of Starrsville United Methodist Church from the age of 14, where he was a very active member. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. S.A. Ewing.
He is survived by the love of his life for 63 years, Zelna Harlin Ewing; sons Mike (Reba) Ewing, Scott Ewing; grandchildren, Elanita (Shane) Barfield, Angie Grant, Albert (Ryann) Grant; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Corley, Dakota Corley, Erin Grace Brown, Colt Barfield, Andre Grant, Aden Grant; sister, Marion Barnes; brother, T.M. (Faye) Ewing; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ewing, Shirley H. Newberry; and close family friend, Nicholas Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at Starrsville United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, with Pastor Chris Shurtz officiating. Interment will follow in Starrsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Starrsville United Methodist Church, 2786 Dixie Road, Covington, Georgia, or Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Ct, Social Circle, Georgia.