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Charlie Sweat

Mr. Charlie Sweat, age 76, of Covington passed away Aug. 15, 2017. He was born May 18, 1941 in Nashville, Georgia to O.T. and ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles Ramey

Charles Ramey, of Covington, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at 72 years of age. Mr. Ramey moved to Covington in 1982. He was Equipment Maintenance ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frank “Paw Paw” Gossett

Mr. Frank "Paw Paw" Gossett, age 84, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Funeral services for Mr. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Clara Ruth Morgan

Clara Ruth Morgan, of Covington, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at 88 years of age. A loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Morgan adored spending ...

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Briana Erin Wilson McFalls

Briana Erin Wilson McFalls, age 26 of Bowdon passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. She was born ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Billie Jean Veal Hardy

Billie Jean Veal Hardy, 76, of Conyers, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1941 at Snapping ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rex J. Mitchell

Rex J. Mitchell, of Covington, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at 83 years of ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Richard Frederick Lingner

Richard Frederick Lingner, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 74 years of age. Mr. Lingner was a pilot for Eastern Airlines, Miami ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ruth Wilson King

Ruth Wilson King, 90 of Covington, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at the Benton House in Covington. She was born in Covington, GA to ...

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Margaret Henry Bagley

Margaret Henry Bagley of Covington, passed away August 3, 2017, at 70 years of age. Mrs. Bagley loved her family and adored hummingbirds. In her ...

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Kathy Jane Gardner

Kathy Jane Gardner, 66, of Covington; resident since March 2003, passed away at her home, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. She was employed at C. R ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Brandon K. Lett “Big Lett”

Brandon K. Lett, also known as "Big Lett," graced this earth from Heaven on Dec. 28, 1982 as the only son of Mr. Robert L ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Maurice Loren “Bud” Northcutt

Maurice Loren "Bud" Northcutt passed away peacefully Aug. 1, 2017, at the age of 89. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Building ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Evelyn Mardelle Brown

Evelyn Mardelle Brown, age 92 of Covington, died Monday, July 31, 2017. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Walter Jewell McDonald and ...

August 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Grace Rogers Phillips

Grace Rogers Phillips, of Covington, passed away July 28, 2017, at 91 years of age. Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of the University of Georgia ...

August 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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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


Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born in Atlanta to Thomas Childs Crenshaw and Mary Jane Rollins Crenshaw.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents; Peter and Sue Pastorok of Albany New York. She leaves behind her daughters; Tre'Shell and Micayla, her mother; June (Thomas) Johnson of Citrus Springs, Florida her father; Robert (Kathleen) Cleary of Saratoga Springs, New York her brothers; Judson (Catherine) Cross of Waxhaw, North Carolina Peterson (Maria) Cross of Ballston Spa, New York miles Cleary of Burlington, Vermont her step-brother Michael (Mara) Johnson of Astoria, New York her nieces and nephews; Morgan, Judson, Clayton and ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in January 1952; but was honorably discharged, due to injury, later that year. Mr. Walker attended Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, in Miami, Florida, briefly, before going to work for Western Electric where he retired after 25 years of dedicated employment. During layoff periods with Western Electric, he worked as a firefighter, at Station 12 in Atlanta, and for Atlanta Gas Light. While employed with Western Electric, he served the Communications Workers of America - Local 3290 as ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 77 in the presence of her loved ones. Mrs. Mills was a treasured member of both the Newton and Rockdale Education communities. Her education career began notably as the secretary for Newton County's first integrated middle school. She was active in championing underprivileged children in both counties as well as supporting missions in Brazil. A loving wife and mother, spending time with her family and friends was her greatest joy. She liked traveling, shopping, reading, playing basketball and softball. Mrs. Mills also excelled at accounting ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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