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Mary Elizabeth Ward

Mary Elizabeth Ward of Covington, passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Wood County, Ohio, December 15, 1924, to the late Earl and Mary Leatherman, she was the 7th of 15 children. In 1946, Mrs. Ward graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, then furthered her education at Midwifery Course in Hayden, Kentucky, where she graduated in 1953. She worked as a visiting nurse for several years in Toledo, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Ward converted to Christianity, in 1947, at a Youth for Christ meeting. In 1951, she graduated from ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Cheikh Sharif Roderick Warner

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

July 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Carrie Lee Jones

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

July 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Sara Elizabeth King

Sara Elizabeth King of Covington, passed away July 18, 2015, at the age of 82. She was a quick witted, one-of- a-kind, generous lady. Mrs. King dearly loved spending time with her close-knit family. In addition, she enjoyed her beautiful flowers, doing yardwork and watching all sports. Mrs. King was a long-time member of Stewart Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll King; parents, Vernon and Opal Moore; sister, Patricia Pittman; and brother, Charles H. Moore.

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vernie Dyer

Vernie Dyer of Covington, passed away July 16, 2015, at the age of 88. A very Godly woman, she lived her life serving Him, and was recently honored as the Senior Mother of The Church at Covington. She cherished time spent with her family and was proud of all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dyer loved fellowship with people, and in return people adored being around her. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed cooking, but it was her flowers that brought her great joy.

July 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Edward Gibbs

James Edward Gibbs, age 51, of Hillsboro, Georgia, died Monday, July 13, 2015, at his residence.

July 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie Lee Hewell Denny

Annie Lee (Wawa) Hewell Denny, of Covington, passed away July 14, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born February 18, 1921, in Porterdale to the late Bert and Callie Mooney Hewell, who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Denny, affectionately known by all as Wawa, enjoyed her dolls, her friends, but most of all she loved her family. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Denny was a resident of Dream Catcher Farm Assisted Living Home in Jackson. Preceding her in death were her ...

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Samuel 'Rosco' Johnson

Samuel "Rosco" Johnson, 48 of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at home. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Jack Johnson and Wilma Johnson. Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death by his brother Jackie Roy Johnson, Jr.

July 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Terry Moody

Mr. Charles Terry Moody, age 68, of Zebulon passed away Tuesday, July 7, at the Molena Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born June 11, 1947, son of the late Rev. Charles L. and Betty Davis Moody. He graduated from Newton County High School in 1966, and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1969. Before beginning his career in funeral service he worked for the Atlanta Fire Department. He was a funeral director for J. Cowan Whitley Funeral Home in Douglasville, Haisten's Funeral Home in Jackson, and Tapp Funeral Home in Buford. In 1975, he opened Terry ...

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | OBITS


Rev. Cecil W. Dudley

The Rev. Cecil W. Dudley, 89, of Covington, passed away July 7, 2015. Rev. Dudley was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving during World War II. He served the Methodist church, for more than 40 years, locally at Red Oak United Methodist Church, Alcovy United Methodist Church, both in Covington, and Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, in Porterdale. Rev. Dudley devoted his life to the ministry of the Lord, always exemplifying the Christian spirit to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Thompson) Dudley; first wife, Grace (Teasley ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes

Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes, of Covington, passed away July 6, 2015, at the age of 77. Mrs. Hughes delivered newspapers for The Journal for nearly 20 years. She liked antiques and enjoyed watching Turner Classic Movies. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her daughters, Pamela Smith, Leanne Rhine; parents, Dale and Hazel Lantis; and brother, Dale Lantis.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Hall

Mrs. Frances Marie Lantz Hall, age 84, passed away on July 7, 2015. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 AM in Mt. Ararat United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Gardner officiating.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Renea Anglin

Renea Anglin, 74, of Covington, passed away July 2, 2015. She was a very kind and gentle soul who loved and cared deeply for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Anglin; parents, Chester Piper and Elsie Piper Ridling; brother, Tony Piper.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy "Dot" Hooten

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey, Georgia to William and Mary Higginbotham McIntosh. Mrs. Hooten was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church, joining in 1954. She worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 45 years and enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers around her home. She was the youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Mrs. Hooten is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Ed Hooten, along ...

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kenneth McDaniel

Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and making wine. Ken also loved to play golf, and will be remembered for his practical jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Pa Mac" and Bertha "Ma Mac" McDaniel; 4 sisters and 5 brothers.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Jackie Simmons

Jackie Simmons of Covington, passed away January 18, 2011, at the age of 54. Mr. Simmons enjoyed hunting and fishing; and loved attending gospel singings. Most important to him was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Carlton and Martha Elizabeth (Johnson) Simmons; brother, David Simmons; and nephew, Shane Simmons.

January 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lester β€œFit” Smith

Mr. Lester "Fit" Smith died Jan. 12. The son of the late Nora Smith, he was born in 1928 in Covington. He was raised with his two brothers, Walter and Clyde, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Smith was affectionately known as "Fit," He graduated from Washington Street School in 1946. Afterwards he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. He returned to Georgia and attended Morris Brown College. After graduation and married the lovely Ruth Bailey. They were married for 56 years until her death in 2008. For eight years, Lester dedicated himself to ...

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Beverly Jean Reid Nolley

Mrs. Beverly Jean Reid Nolley died Jan. 8. The first child of five children and daughter of Mr. Robert Reid and the late Mrs. Elsia Reid, she was born in 1960 in Covington. She attended Newton County public schools and the family church Little Bethel Baptist Church. An excellent cook, Mrs. Nolley was a valued employee at Jim Stalvey's Restaurant for over 20 years. During her spare time she enjoyed writing poetry. Mrs. Nolley was very out-going and warm-hearted with a loving and caring spirit. She loved being around people, especially children, and was loved by them in return ...

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Christopher Ojeda-Jackson

Christopher Ojeda-Jackson, 6, died Jan. 14. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jose (Courtney Jackson) Ojeda on Valentine's Day, 2004, in Atlanta, the second of three children. He was a student at R.J. Burch Elementary School in Tyrone. He loved attending school and playing with his classmates. He was loving, friendly and humorous and enjoyed making others laugh. He was kind to everyone. Because of his beautiful disposition and personality, he was loved by all those whose lives he touched. He was a great brother to both his big sister and little sister. He enjoyed riding his ...

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


The Rev. John Albert Cannon, Jr.

The Reverend John Albert Cannon, Jr., age 85, of Social Circle, died Sunday, January 16, 2011. He was the son of the late John Albert and Ruth Thompson Cannon. John was born in his grandfather's home in Decatur, and was educated in the Decatur city schools. At the age of 17 he joined the U.S. Navy. During World War II he was attached to the First Marine Air Wing in the South Pacific Theater. After the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Butler Cannon, and they recently celebrated their 64th anniversary together. John and Jeanne attended ...

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Pat Stowe

Pat Stowe of Covington, passed away January 17, 2011, at the age of 68. Mrs. Stowe was a faithful member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church, where she loved playing the piano and organ; and singing with the Gospel Tone Quartet. She was stock transfer agent for the Trust Company of GA for 30 years. Mrs. Stowe enjoyed her attempts at crocheting and sewing; and loved to shop and travel. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Columbus Pennington and Ena Viola (Harper) O'Kelley.

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Thomas L. Witcher

Mr. Thomas Lee Witcher, 72 of Covington died January 16, 2011 surrounded by his family. Mr. Witcher was born in Cedartown, Ga. to the late Ralph and Josie Dudley Witcher. He was retired from the US Navy in 1982 after 28 years of active duty. He was a recruiter for the Navy from 1975 to 1979. After retirement from the Navy he worked for the Newton County Water and Sewer Authority for 5 years. He was also the owner and operator of T & G Trenching Company in Covington for over 20 years and a member of Covington Masonic Lodge #558 ...

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jane Wade McIntosh

Jane Wade McIntosh, age 63, of Mansfield died January 14, 2011, at Newton Medical Center in Covington. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Covington, and had been employed by Dan River Incorporated as a Laboratory Technician for 13 years. Mrs. McIntosh enjoyed crafts, animals, plants and computers, but most important to her was her family. She was predeceased by her father, John Ellis Wade, Sr., and brother, John Ellis Wade, Jr.

January 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Diane J. Wren

Diane J. Wren, 68, of Covington died January 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Wren loved the Lord and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. In her prior years she was very involved with helping the children in her church, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir in Macon. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and was an avid reader. Mrs. Wren was a very good cook and had a collection of recipe books. She loved her dogs, Solemen and Prissy, but most important to her was her family. Mrs. Wren is preceded in death ...

January 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vivian O'Kelley Bouchillon

Vivian O'Kelley Bouchillon of Covington, passed away January 13, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bouchillon was born in Porterdale, to the late John William and Odie Bell (Bowen) O'Kelley, and has remained a life-long resident of Newton County. She was well-known, and liked by all who knew her. She was employed by Hutch Clothing, until the store closed, and then C.R. Bard before retiring. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Mrs. Bouchillon was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bouchillon.

January 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rupert "Bill" Thomas

Rupert "Bill" Thomas of Buckhead passed away on January 11, 2011, at the age of 80. Mr. Thomas was born in Covington to the late John Homer and Mamie Lou (Bohannon) Thomas on June 23, 1930. Mr. Thomas was employed with the Federal Drug Enforcement agency for 31 years. He was a member of Philogia Masonic Lodge # 178 in Conyers, and the Georgia Ramblers Motor Home Club. Mr. Thomas enjoyed all kinds of tools, tinkering with lawn mowers and mowing the lawn. He is predeceased by his sister, Annie Lee Sowell Cook and three brothers, Henri, Horace and Bernard Thomas.

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Essie Katherine "Kate" Almand

Mrs. Essie Katherine "Kate" Almand, 84 of Covington passed away January 10, 2011 at Rockdale Hospital. Mrs. Almand was one of 14 children born in Griffin, Ga. to the late Willie Lee and Lettie Florine Murphy Deaton. She is preceded in death by her husband David Almand and her daughter Brenda Garner. She loved to cook. She cooked with Natalie Dupree at Rich's Cooking School for many years and cooked at her daughter's restaurant, "Brenda's Place" in Social Circle. She was also a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Social Circle. Mrs. Almand is survived ...

January 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Hiram Williams

Mr. Walter Hiram Williams died Jan. 3. The son of the late Jack and Fannie Mae Williams, he was born in 1948 in Barnesville. He was a graduate of the Lamar County School System. He joined East Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Barnesville at an early age. He later joined St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Covington under the leadership of Bishop Isaac Major Sr. and Pastor Brian Major. Mr. Williams loved singing gospel music and was a member of the Men's Choir. He served his county in the United States Army from 1967 to 1971. He was a ...

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John "Ruben" Jackson

Mr. John "Ruben" Jackson died Jan. 2. The son of the late Mr. Alonzo Jackson and Mrs. Julia Mae Fisher Jackson Lackey, he was born in 1934 in Walton County. He attended Walton County public schools. A very hard worker, Mr. Jackson was employed by Haverty's Furniture Company for many years and later worked at Macy's as a skilled restorer of furniture until his retirement. Mr. Jackson loved his family and friends alike; they all knew him by his hearty laugh. He always had a story to tell and always came out on top in his stories. A ...

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patty Connell

Patty Connell of Oxford, died January 4, 2011, at the age of 49. Mrs. Connell loved her horses and her dog, Bullet. She was a wonderful Nana, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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