Malion “Smokie” Christopher, 72, passed away Feb. 16. The son of the late Harold and Rebie (Pickens) Christopher, he resided in Covington, (Jackson Lake Area) and was originally from Stone Mountain. He proudly served in the US Army and enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything outside. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Christopher, son Mike Christopher and friend Hilda Holly.
He is survived by his daughter and grandson Debra and Conner Walters of Tennessee; brother Dennis Christopher and wife Reta of Mansfield; nieces Lisa and her husband Tom and their children, Ali, Anna and Thomas Chambers of Duluth.
Funeral service will be held Thursday Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with the Rev. Bob Howard officiating. Internment will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Stone Mountain. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel Cemetery fund 1747 Highland Pl., Decatur, Ga. 30035-1721. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Wages & Sons, Stone Mountain Chapel.