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Thomas McElreath

Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Lee Shirley

Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Johnny Hammond “Santa Johnny”

Johnny Hammond, of Mansfield, affectionately known as "Santa Johnny," passed away November 27, 2016, at 74 years of age. After retiring from AT&T, he ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Bill’ Clay

Loving father and grandfather, James "Bill" Clay, 73, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2016. Clay was born in Decatur to the late James and ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles H “C.H.” Berry Jr.

Charles H. "C.H." Berry, Jr. of Covington, age 92, passed away November 26, 2016, at his home in Almon surrounded by his family. Mr ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Florine “Sister” Womack

Elizabeth Florine "Sister" Womack, age 74, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. She was born in Covington to the late Tommy Lee and Florine Fuller ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rachel Patrick Wilson

Rachel Patrick Wilson, 76, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Brantley Patrick and mother ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Roger Dale Grubbs

Roger Dale Grubbs, 60, of Centre Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leo Mallard

Leo S. Mallard, Jr., 52, of Covington, passed away November 19, 2016. Mallard was a former science educator at Eastside High School, of the Newton ...

November 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Martha ‘June’ Hammond

Martha "June" Hammond, 74, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born in Porterdale on February 16, 1942, to the late Lonnie ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Susan Marie Paul

Susan Marie-Paul, 67, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. She was born November 10, 1948, in Giessen, Germany to parents, Robert and ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Stephanie Tikita Foster

A graveside service for Stephanie Tikita Foster, 58, a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11 a.m ...

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cary Flitter

Cary Flitter, of Covington, passed away November 14, 2016. He was born in Savannah to the late Frances Louise and Ernest Marion Flitter, of Thomaston ...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Justin White

Deputy Justin White of Monticello, passed away Nov. 15, 2016, at the age of 28. A 2007 graduate of Newton County High School, Justin served ...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cheryl Lynn Churchill

Cheryl Lynn Churchill, 50, of Covington passed away November 13, 2016. She was born November 29, 1965, in Covington to her father George Allen, Jr ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Teddy Piper

Teddy Piper, 61, of Douglasville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born in Covington on September 12, 1954. Teddy was employed with Home Depot in Douglasville, as a member of sales merchandising team. He was a member of Crossroads Church in Douglasville, a "HUGE" Alabama fan and a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Jackie Spears

Jackie Spears, 64, of Mansfield passed away August 16, 2016. He was born October 19, 1951, in Atlanta to Jack Harris and Betty McDuffie Spears, who have preceded him death. Jackie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a farmer and loved working on the land. Jackie was also a cowboy and loved everything about cows, horses, rodeos and was a Team Roper. He is survived by his wife, Linda Spears; his children, Brandy and Jacqueline Spears both of Mansfield Rodney Christian of Monticello, Ryan Christian of Griffin and Andrew Sneed of Atlanta. Jackie is also survived ...

August 17, 2016 | Sandra Brands | OBITUARIES


Mr. Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett, 89, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2016.. He was born to the late Willis and Jewell Bennett in Conyers. Bennett owned and operated the Chevron Service Station on Highway 278 for 40 years. Mr. Bennett was a member of Canaan Baptist Church for more than 20 years. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Tony Lee Bennett; baby sister, Lenora Bennett, brothers, Clarence, Bill, Dallas, Johnny, and Baxter Bennett.

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ben Masdon

Ben Masdon of Covingto, 82, passed away August 13, 2016. "Ben the Barber on the Square", as he was affectionately known, was a master barber and operated his own shop for 25 years. Prior to moving to Covington, in 1969, he was a resident of DeKalb County. He was a faithful member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church, in Covington, and the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6. Masdon was just recently presented with his 50 year Masonic Award. He was a 2nd Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Masdon proudly served four years on the USS Duncan ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Louise Kelley Boss

Louise Kelley Boss, 89, of Covington, passed away August 13, 2016. She was born June 5, 1927, in Molena to the late Floyd and Gaudie Pierce Kelley. Boss was an avid reader and enjoyed making crafts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie W. Boss in 1999. Boss is survived by her daughter, Carol Boss Bozett of Oxford and her son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Linda Boss of Oxford; her grandchildren, Scott Boss, Joshua Boss, Maria Fulcher and Karen Charland; her great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Dalton, Reagan, Thomas, Nathan, Charisma and Amber; her great great grandchildren, Curtis and Sutton ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Marjorie Day Stokes

Marjorie Day Stokes, 92, of Stockbridge passed away August 3, 2016, at Piedmont Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge.

August 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Oliver ‘Lonnie’ Hunter, III

Oliver "Lonnie" Hunter, III, 75, of Oxford passed away Monday, August 2, 2016. He was born in Atlanta on June 4, 1941. Lonnie loved his family, his church and antique cars. He and his wife of 51 years are members of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Hunter served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his father Oliver Hunter, Jr.

August 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlen Miles Crenshaw

Charlen Miles Crenshaw, 91, passed away August 4, 2016. Born July 16, 1925, to Howard Miles and Frances Daniel Miles, Charlen was a 1943 graduate of Girl's High School in Atlanta. She worked as a model in Atlanta throughout the 1940s and 1950s, and later worked in Executive Reservations for Delta Airlines.

August 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


William Thomas ‘Bill’ Hailey

William Thomas (Bill) Hailey, 85, of Rutledge, passed away August 2, 2016. Mr. Hailey retired from General Motors and was a faithful member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. He never met a stranger and enjoyed striking up friendly conversations with everyone he met. His love for travel allowed him to visit places all over the world – including Germany and France. Mr. Hailey adored his family and cherished the time he spent with them. He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Hailey; grandson, T.J. Hailey; parents, Aquilla and Ella Ruth Hailey; sisters, Sara Bone, Jane Turner; and his ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. John Corley

Mr. John Corley, age 69, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away August 1, 2016. He was born January 12, 1947 in Atlanta. Mr. Corley retired form IBEW Local 613 and was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. He enjoyed many things in life but none more than his family, he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson Dylan and teaching him about his passion for the outdoors. John also enjoyed restoring his car and loved his dogs. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Starr Corley.

August 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Catherine L. Corley

Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory

August 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


John Andrew McClurg

Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory

August 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Michael Lee Jones

Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory

August 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Willie James Glenn

Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory

August 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles “Pete” L. Smith

Charles "Pete" L. Smith of Covington passed away July 27, 2016, at the age of 74. Charles was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He was retired from Mobile Chemical Company and the Newton County Board of Education. He was also employed by Martha Mills of Thomaston, Georgia and the state of Georgia.

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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