Virginia Hooten Lott, of Covington, passed away January 10, 2016, at the age of 91 following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Enoch D. and Lillian Trainer Hooten, Virginia was born in Porterdale on October 25, 1924. A lifelong resident of Newton County, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Fred Lott, Sr. The Lott’s children include William Fred Lott, Jr. and his wife Lynda Hedgpeth Lott of Cumming, Greensboro resident Susan Lott Beaumont and the late Walter A. “Beau” Beaumont, and Nancy Lott Dawkins and her husband Michael Luther Dawkins also of Greensboro. Additionally, Virginia is survived by grandchildren Stacie and Eric Schulze, Justin and Amy Lott, Jennifer and Stewart Williams, Ryan and Jennifer Lott, Jason and Jenifer Dawkins, Bret Beaumont and Brittany Beaumont. She was also the proud great-grandmother of eight, including Abby and Nate Schulze, Sofie and Cole Lott, Drew, McKinsey and Durham Williams, and Jonah Beaumont.
Virginia was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Covington and a member of the distinguished Gleaners Sunday School Class. Throughout her lifetime she served in various volunteer and leadership roles not only in her church, but with the American Legion Auxiliary, the Covington Woman’s Club, the Elkadettes, the Newton County Recreation Association and the Covington Clean Community Commission. She shared her love of tennis with many friends of Newton and surrounding counties through the Piedmont Area Tennis Association, the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association, and the United States Tennis Association.
Her greatest professional achievement was made possible by countless friends and family of the Bank of Covington where she began her career as a teller in 1957 retiring as Vice President after 32 years of service in 1989.
She will long be remembered for her energy and zest for life. She leaves behind an extended family of friends, former co-workers, customers and caring neighbors from Skyline, Correydale, and most recently, Merryvale Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Covington. Donations in memory of Virginia may be made to First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher Street, NW, Covington, GA 30014 or Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court, Social Circle, GA 30025.
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