Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...
Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.
Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to the late Grover Cleveland and Lera Lorene Powell Griffin, the ninth of 11 children.
Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.
Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill Harris and Loretta Jamison Harris. Mrs. Monis has lived in the Loganville, GA. area for over 22 years. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Mike Harris.
Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.
Otis Harper, 78 of Covington, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Harper was born in Rutledge, Georgia to the late Archie Frank and Annie Knight Harper. Mr. Harper has lived in the Covington area since 1975 and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church for over 20 years. He proudly served our country for over 20 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War doing a tour in Thailand. After retiring from the Air Force he served in the Newton County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. Mr. Harper loved the outdoors, collecting knives ...
W.R. (Bill) Durden, 90, of Covington, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born in Walton County, and graduated from Monticello High School, where he was a basketball star. He lived in Covington and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for the past 60 years. He retired from American Mutual Insurance Company, and enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling and spending time with family.
Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late George W. and Mae Tuggle Grant and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1943 to 1951.
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Terrell Wingfield, of Covington, passed away June 19, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Wingfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington for more than 40 years and recently became active with The Church of the Good Shepherd, serving on the Outreach Committee and other church ministries. He had a tremendous passion for helping others and expressed that through Celebrate Recovery. He was invited by Sheriff Ezell Brown to begin a prison ministry for the inmates at the Newton County Detention Center. Mr. Wingfield worked in the Insurance industry for 43 years as an independent agent. In ...
Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...
Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.
Dennis Ray Burch, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Covington, Georgia, died June 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born to the late Penn M. Burch and Helen Antony Burch, he lived most of his life in Newton County before moving to Ruskin, Florida, in September 2005. Mr. Burch was a very active member of Willow Springs Church, in Social Circle, and in the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Florida. He was employed with Hercules for many years. He loved dancing, playing golf and collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a loving father and grandfather, and cherished the time he spent with ...
William C. Johnston, 84, of Covington, passed away April 29, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Johnston served in the U.S. Army, worked as a forklift driver at Ace Hardware in Conyers, and at the Army Distribution Center in Conley. He enjoyed fishing, storytelling, and spending time with his church family at Lovejoy United Methodist Church. He was a devoted husband, father and friend to many. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sara Frances (Dial) Johnston, daughter, Debbie Johnston, and parents, Lurline and George W. Johnston.
William (Billy) Moran Hendricks Jr., 67, of Commerce, died April 25 at Northridge Medical Center, Commerce. Born in Atlanta, he was the son of the late William M. Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks.
Betty Lee Parker, Covington, died April 25 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late Albert Lee and Jesse Maude Huddleston Parr, she was born in 1934 in Atlanta. Mrs. Parker enjoyed crafts, word puzzles and reading and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Parker and son Tony Parker.
Robert Eugene Post of Covington, GA died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. He was born on February 21,1950 in Atlanta, GA to James J. and Catherine Hazel Kimball Post. He loved to attend church and listen to gospel music
Charles Joseph Knarr of Oxford, passed away April 15, 2011, at the age of 67. He was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, as well as the United Methodist Men of Allen Memorial. Mr. Knarr retired from Bridgestone, in Covington, as a Computer Programmer. He enjoyed woodwork, photography, model trains, barbecues, sailing, traveling, and reading. He was a member of the Oxford Lions Club. Mr. Knarr was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Edward and Dorothy Elizabeth (Kurtz) Knarr.
Margaret Lawson Mathews of Monticello, GA died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on March 7, 1927 in Mansfield, GA to James Otis and Lola Sue Brooks Lawson. She was a long time member of Harmony Baptist Church in Covington. She loved gardening, playing cards, playing with her grandchildren,and entertaining her large family and friends. She spent countless hours on her porch and dock watching the activities on the lake.
Jack W. Kitchens of Oxford, went home to be with the Lord, April 17, 2011, at the age of 84.He was born in March, 1927, grew up in the East Lake area of DeKalb County, and attended Tech High. He served in the Navy during WWII, stationed in the Medical Corps in Seattle, WA. Jack married Mary Born, in 1949. He attended Emory University graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree. After graduation, he began his career with several jobs, but settled in the construction industry employed at Williams Brothers Lumber Company. He began Jack W. Kitchens, Inc., a ...
Mrs. Dorothy (Dot) Campbell Hill, 90, of Rockmart, Ga., passed away on Friday, April 15.
Mrs. Louise Steele Johnson of Covington, passed away April 15, 2011, at the age of 94. Louise was born May 18, 1916. She was the ninth of twelve children born to Johnny James and Ada Kitchens Steele.
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Ralph Everett McCrary passed away on March 10 from complications of a broken hip and lung disease He died at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, Pa.
Mary Jo Hallford, 71, of Oxford, went to be with her Lord April 9, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, from complications from lung cancer. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Austin Madison and Rena Kate (Mason) Alexander. Mary Jo was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle. After retiring from Sweetheart Plastics, she enjoyed gardening, traveling, scrapbooking, playing cards, and family get-togethers. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and a friend to many. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Amos Carl Hallford, the son of the ...