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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


Cathy Gaynor

Cathy Gaynor, of Mansfield, passed away November 8, 2016. She was born in Howard to the late Mack Author and Cordell Whiters on July 6 ...

November 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doug Reynolds

Warren Douglas Reynolds, 73, was welcomed into the presence of Christ this week after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and ...

November 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Charles Crawford Doss

Charles Crawford Doss, 74, died at his residence Dec. 12. A native of Decatur, Ala., and resident of Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Ala., for the past nine months, he was previously a long-time resident of Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents Frances Jane Irwin Doss, formerly of Decatur and of Mobile, Ala., at her death in 1987, and Jack Crawford Doss of Hartselle, Ala. who died in 1972. Mr. Doss was in the United States Marine Corps and honorably discharged in 1961. He was a graduate of New York University in 1975 with a Bachelor of ...

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Emmett Joseph Parish Sr.

Emmett Joseph "Joe" Parish Sr. died Dec. 13. The son of Jimmy and Annie Laurie Parish, he was born in 1959.

December 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr.

Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr. passed away December 13, 2011, at his home in Mansfield. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Freeman; his second wife, Evelyn L. Freeman; daughter, Carol Rogers; son, Allen Freeman, Jr.; and his parents, Claude Odell and Sarah Josephine (Colquitt) Freeman. Mr. Allen enjoyed being outside gardening and working in the yard. He also enjoyed fishing, and had a special love for animals. He loved spending time with his family.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James Joseph Sears

James Joseph Sears of Covington died Sunday Dec. 11 at Westbury Health & Rehabilitation. The son of the late Fletcher Mason and Bessie S. Harper Sears, he was born in 1927 in Grayson. He served our country honorably in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. After serving his country he returned to Covington where he was active in our community. He served as a Deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church in Conyers and was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge 558 where he was a Past Worshipful Master. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed ...

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Patsy L. Allen

Patsy L. Allen of Covington, 65, passed away Dec. 11. Mrs. Allen enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved life and loved going to the North Georgia Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. Mrs. Allen was a people person and loved taking care of her patients as a private sitter, as well as her patients at Merryvale. She was preceded in death by her grandson Christopher Thomas Phillips, parents Freddie B. and Fairybelle (Garner) Lane, sister Kay, father-in-law and mother-in-law George A. Sr. and Allene Allen.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rayburn H. Bankston

Rayburn H. Bankston, 73, of Mansfield, died December 10, 2011, at Abbey Hospice, in Social Circle. Mr. Bankston was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He dearly loved and enjoyed his family and friends. Mr. Bankston was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Todd; and his parents, Lamar and Gennie Mae (Kines) Bankston.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold

Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold of Loganville, passed away December 5, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Arnold graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, as a registered nurse, and gave her life serving other people. She loved sharing God's love with everyone she met. Mrs. Arnold enjoyed art, gardening, camping, spending time outdoors, and her cats. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Eugene Lord; second husband, Martin L. Arnold; and her parents, Willie Ralph and Clara (Kirk) Watkins.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph "J.C." Ward

Joseph "J. C." Ward, passed away December 8 at age 100. He was a much-loved and longtime resident of Covington, having moved here in 1950 to establish Ward's Accounting Service. He operated until 1980, when he retired and turned the business over to his son and son-in-law. He and his wife later established Candle Light Bridal Shop on the Square in Covington. He was born in Gladeville, TN, which he always referred to as "The Garden Spot of the World". After finishing school, he moved to Dalton, GA, where he became a successful businessman. In Dalton, he met and ...

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough

Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough of Oxford, passed away December 7, 2011, at the age of 93. She was born in Wrightsville, GA, on March 6, 1918, to the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Harris. Mrs. Scarborough was a resident of Oxford, since 1957, and was a member of Covington Christian Church. She retired from the Newton County School System, in 1980, after having taught at both Porterdale and Palmer Stone Elementary Schools. She enjoyed camping and needlework. Mrs. Scarborough was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Wallace A. Scarborough.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman

Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman died in Covington Dec. 5, lovingly surrounded by family. She was born in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Bob Jamieson.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Shirley Burgess

Mrs. Shirley Burgess, 69, of Mineral Bluff, GA formerly of Covington, GA passed away December 5, 2011. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 23, 1942 to the late Howard and Aleta Williams Noble. Mrs. Burgess was a retired school teacher retiring from C.J. Hicks Elementary School in Rockdale County. During her career she taught at East Newton Elementary School in Newton County. She enjoyed gardening and working around her home in Mineral Bluff that she and her husband who preceded her in death, Mr. Robert Burgess, built and retired to six years ago. Mrs. Burgess was a ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley

Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley, 74, of Conyers formerly of Boston, Massachusetts passed away December 2, 2011. Mr. Kelley was born in Boston on October 13, 1937 and was a Certified Public Account working for several firms before moving to Georgia and becoming self employed until his retirement. He was a devote Catholic, he loved working outside and cutting grass on his Massey Ferguson tractor even cutting others grass if he thought it needed it. Married for over 50 years to his wife who survives him Roseann Kelley he is also survived by his mother Isabella Browne of Boston and his ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rosa Lee Bell

Rosa Lee Bell of Covington, passed away December 5, 2011, at Newton Medical Center. She was 87 years of age at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Patterson and Jesse Bell; parents, Grady and Willie Cleo (Gunn) Dyer; and brother, Robert A Dyer. Mrs. Bell was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Lucile Stokes

Mrs. Lucile Stokes, 82, of Covington passed away December 4, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late Gillum Chester and Garnett Wright Jackson. Mrs. Stokes was employed with Newton Medical Center working for a number of years as a clerk in the emergency room. A member of Countyline Baptist Church, Mrs. Stokes taught preschool age children in Sunday school and was an active member of her church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her son Avery Jackson Stokes.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Alice Flanigan

Alice Flanigan, 61, passed away Dec. 1 in Savannah.

December 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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