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Eugenia “Jean” Rose Knight

Eugenia "Jean" Rose Knight, 88, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Abbey Hospice. Jean was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late ...

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Raymond F. Avery

Our beloved Raymond Franklin Avery was born December 13, 1950, in Newton County, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Huey (Lenora) Avery, Jr.

July 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Leslie A. Cotman

Leslie A. Cotman was born in Harlem, NY on April 14, 1949 to the late Unadeene E. Jones and Frederick Cotman. She lived in New ...

July 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Curry Thomas Haynes

Curry Thomas Haynes, 71, of White Plains, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital of cancer. He was the son of the late ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mari Johnson

Mrs. Mari Etta Johnson, age 78, a longtime resident of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in North Carolina on July ...

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sharon Alberta Baker

On July 15, 1948, Mr. & Mrs. Norris (Daisy) Browning was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, they named her Sharon Alberta Browning.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Alice Terrell Appling

Sarah Alice Terrell was born on March 8, 1954, in Covington, to the late Mr. John Bass Terrell, Sr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Terrell.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Marion “Net” Antoinette Baker

Marion Antoinette Baker was born on July 25, 1940, to the late James Oliver and Marion Zackary in Covington.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


James Lewis Wilson

On August 30, 1942, the late Mr. & Mrs. Louie (Claudia Lee) Wilson had a son they named James Lewis Wilson. For many years he worked ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Bobbi Jean Melton

Bobbi Jean Melton, 72 of Mansfield, died July 8, 2017. Mrs. Melton was the wife of Charles Melton. She was born May 23, 1945 in ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Elisha Banks

Mrs. Elisha Kay Banks, age 42, of Monroe passed away July 4, 2017. She was born May 22, 1975 in Covington, Georgia. Elisha enjoyed NASCAR ...

July 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles C. Sherwood

Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Born in Almon, Georgia on January 22, 1938, he was the son ...

July 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Brenda W. Hood

Brenda W. Hood, 76, of Covington, died Monday, June 19, 2017, after a brief illness. Born in Thomasville, North Carolina, on Feb. 21, 1941, Mrs ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Thelma Hawkins

Thelma Hawkins, of Covington, passed away July 6, 2017, at 93 years of age. A lifelong resident of Porterdale and Covington, Mrs. Hawkins was devoted ...

July 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Alexis Shantell Cook

On June 25, 2017, God needed our Angel Alexis and called her to his heavenly home. Born, October 21, 1995, God blessed Tanya Cook- Freeman ...

July 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Dr. John W. Moody and Rev. Bill Stone will officiate. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery.

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life in Atlanta and Covington.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School and worked for Brock Cabinet Company during his teenage years. Following graduation, David worked for S&W Towing in Tucker and later worked in construction. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathan Butler.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Gloria Jean Mock

Gloria Jean Mock arrived in her heavenly home on March 11, 2017. Known by Jean, she was born in Atlanta at Crawford Long on Oct. 16, 1945 to George and Mary Leckenby. She met the love of her life, Sol Mock at a church yardsale in December of 1962. Just a few short months later, on March 17, 1963, they were joined in marriage. Together they raised five children.

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford

Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford, of McDonough, passed away March 17, 2017, at the age of 73. Even though Mrs. Lunsford was unable to attend church in recent years due to various health issues, her faith remained strong. Armed with a strong work ethic, she devoted 20 years to the Family Dollar Store. A loving wife, mother and sister, Mrs. Lunsford was the glue that held her family together. She was also a loyal friend to many. Mrs. Lunsford was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Ollie Mae (Smith) Thacker; sister, Eunice Thacker; brothers, Wayne Thacker, and Charles Thacker.

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lamar Callaway

Lamar Callaway, lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away March 3, 2017 at the age of 98. A World War II veteran, he proudly served his country for four years in the United States Army, landing in Omaha and Utah beaches and assisting in the Invasion of Normandy on D-Day. During his military service, Lieutenant Callaway earned numerous military decorations that included the American Theatre Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Service Medal. Following his prestigious service, he was a dedicated employee of the U.S. Post Office for 37 years, before his retirement ...

March 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Evelyn LaPointe

Evelyn LaPointe, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2017, at 83 years of age. Hobbies that Mrs. LaPointe enjoyed included stained glass, painting, needlework and square dancing. She also found time to go on cruises and travel to the mountains. Mrs. LaPointe loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene S. LaPointe; parents Albert David and Mamie (Bell) Treadwell; brother, Franklin Grover Treadwell; and sister-in-law, Allene Treadwell.

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joy Pauline Faulk Knight

Joy Pauline Faulk Knight, age 90, of Covington, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Riverside Healthcare in Covington.

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Francine (Garner) Smallwood

Francine (Garner) Smallwood, of Porterdale, passed away March 13, 2017, at Piedmont Newton Hosptial. Mrs. Smallwood was born August 30, 1938, in Henry County. She retired from Newton Medical Center after 24 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Smallwood enjoyed spending time with her family, watching the Braves, and visiting the casinos. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Smallwood; son, Terry Smallwood; parents, Benjamin F. and Daisy (Hall) Garner; sisters, Mildred Adams, Frances Henry; and brother, John Garner.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles (Ron) Dial

Charles (Ron) Dial, of Covington, passed away March 9, 2017, at the age of 63. Ron was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and retired as Chief Petty Officer after 26 years of dedicated service. Following his prestigious military career, Ron served the City of Covington for 25 years, as a firefighter, before retiring as Battalion Chief. He was a faithful member of New Life Praise Center and active member of American Legion Post #32. Ron was a hardworking man, a loving husband, adoring father, step-father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frank Milo Thornton

Frank Milo Thornton, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 15, 2017 at the age of 55. He is survived by his wife Ginger Thornton of 33 years. His two son's Frank Thornton Jr., William Roy Thornton, two grandchildren and his brother Michael Roy Thornton and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Josephine Thornton. Memorial service will be held at New Life Praise Center on March 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dorothy W. Parker

Dorothy W. Parker, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Parker attended Bessie Tift College, Asbury College and the University of Georgia. She worked for the family business, Claude T. Wiley Co., in Social Circle, for 50 years. Mrs. Parker's love of family was evident to all that knew her. When she wasn't crocheting and sewing for loved ones, she spent summers gardening, canning and freezing vegetables for them.In addition to being an active member, and song leader at Jersey Methodist Church, Mrs. Parker also found time to be a part ...

March 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ralph Talmadge Jones

Ralph Talmadge Jones of Covington, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Jones retired as a Tech Sgt. from the United States Air Force. He enjoyed playing golf and going to football and baseball games. In keeping with living his life to the fullest, a venture to Biloxi, MS, was something Mr. Jones looked forward to monthly. He adored his family, spending time with them as often as possible. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Bessie (Sirmons) Jones; brothers, Robert Jones, Tom Jones; grandson, Ryan M. Jones.

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Jon Trevor Townley

Jon Trevor Townley, of Covington, passed away Feb. 28, 2017, at the age of 24. Trevor, a beloved son, was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. He was an amateur artist and enjoyed skateboarding. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Lesley and Mary (Nell) Stephenson, John Roger and Sarah (Head) Townley.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving 7 years' active duty, and 16 years in the United States Naval Reserve. On Mr. Harrison's 68th birthday, he began his walk across the United States, starting on Tybee Island, GA, and ending in Santa Monica, CA - covering 2,431 miles and taking 7 months to complete. Mr. Harrison performed in community theater and loved music. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Mr ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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