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Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

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 ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

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.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

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.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

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.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

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.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gayle F. Jolley

Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Otis Harper

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 ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


W.R. (Bill) Durden

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.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Grant

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.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Terrell Wingfield

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 ...

June 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

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.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

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 ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

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.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Ray Burch

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 ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Warren S. Wicker

Warren S. Wicker of Covington, GA died Thursday September 23, 2010 at his residence. He was born on February 13, 1921 in Hopewell, VA. to Charles Warren and Elva Wicker. Mr Wicker lived in Newton county for 47 years moving here from Clifton Forge VA. He was member of the American Legion and the Optomist Club. He loved to fish and play golf and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. Wicker proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII.

September 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grace Walker

September 23, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Timothy Eugene Hailey

September 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clifford L. Bulebush

Mrs. Clifford L. Bulebush of Covington, died September 19, 2010, at Riverside Health Care Center in Covington at the age of 96. Mrs. Bulebush was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Jackson. She enjoyed cruising, reading and playing cards.

Mrs. Bulebush is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Bert Richardson of Conyers, Shirley and Bud Aydlett of Hamilton, OH, Rene' and Jerry McLeroy of Covington; 13 grandchildren, Elaine Lunsford, David Wilson, Johnny Wilson, Bonnie Hancock, Robyn Snyder, Sharon Hoefelmeyer, Chuck Aydlett, Bob Aydlett, Tammy Halloran, Tina Shepherd, Tony Price, Toby Sammons and Tonya Smith; 28 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren ...

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Louise Dudding

Mildred Louise Dudding of Covington, GA died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on May 26, 1935 in Bulls Gap, TN to William Vandis and Lillie Mae Rednawoner Hayes. She loved to go to yard sales and to garden. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Dudding is survived by daughter: Barbara Bowen of Covington, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Robin and Charles Akins of Covington, GA, sons: William Dan Bowen of Covington, GA and Woodson Boyd Bowen of Macon, GA; daughters and sons-in-law: Shirley and Michael Florence, Marty and Pete Akins, Linda ...

September 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nita Marlene Amancio

Nita Marlene Amancio age 48 of Covington, GA died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at her residence. She was born on December 30, 1961 in Atlanta, GA to John W. and Moina Dalton Petree Sr. She was well loved by all. Mrs. Amancio is survived by her husband: Alan Amancio of Covington, GA; daughters: Crystie Williamson, Kate Amancio, Kiara Amancio; sons: Paul Justin "PJ" Amancio, Alan "JR" Amancio, Aaron Amancio; 6 grandchildren; brothers: Wesley Petree, John Petree, Joseph Petree; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father: John W. Petree Sr.and her mother: Moina Dalton Petree ...

September 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Imogene Boyd Brand

Imogene Boyd Brand of Oxford, died September 13, 2010, at Abbey Hospice at the age of 72. She loved dancing, flowers, playing cards, cookouts, and the television show Bonanza. A retired fork lift operator for Mobil Chemical, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Ms. Brand was preceded in death by her parents, Vershaw and Evelyn Waldrop Boyd; a daughter, Brenda Brand; grandson, Michael Shane Davis; great-granddaughter, Miah Crown; great-grandson, Raymond Nunn III; sisters, Geneva Gable and Shirley Clive; brothers, Otis Boyd and Jerry Boyd. Ms. Brand is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Debra and Mario Liveoak of Conyers ...

September 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Irene Burnett

September 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lucile E. Logan

Mrs. Lucile Elizabeth Barnes Logan of Conyers, GA died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at her residence. Born on August 1, 1919 in Boulder Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Alton W. and Hazel G. Barnes. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was living at Remington House where she enjoyed tour trips and other affairs. Mrs. Logan was married to John "Jack" A. Logan Sr. who preceded her in death. She is survived by her son J. Arthur Logan Jr. of Loganville, GA; grandchildren Melissa Goray of Green Cove Springs, FL, Dana Dixon of Carrolton ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Upshaw Downs

John Upshaw Downs

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bonnie E. Bierley Walberg

Bonnie E. Bierley Walberg, 67, of Mansfield, departed this life for her final resting place with the Lord Sept. 8 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Eugene Mitchell Bierley and Marguerita Bashaw Littleton, she was born in Detroit, Mich., in 1942. She graduated in 1960 from North Miami High School and lived in Fort Lauderdale for over 25 years before moving to Monticello in 1982. She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Covington. Before retirement, she was a premastering engineer with Denon Digitalized Inc. for 17 years. Mrs. Walberg was a loving and ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Scotty May

Scotty Thomas May, Sr. age 57 of Monticello, GA died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his residence. He was born on January 9, 1953 in Frankfort, KY to Herman Lee and Pauline Gray Craig May Sr. He loved to hunt and fish, coaching and playing sports, building show cars, watching Kentucky Wildcats basketball and NASCAR. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. May is survived by his wife: Mary Ann May; daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Margarito Rodriguez of Georgetown, KY; daughter: Stephany May of Newborn, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Christy and Lonnie Nichols of Mansfield ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frank Williams

Mr. Frank Williams died Sept. 1. The son of the late Adam and Mae Williams, he was born in 1946 in Walton County, one of 14 children. He was preceded in death by siblings Adam Williams, Andrew Williams, Mary Louis, Josephine Callahan, Cora Green and Isabelle Williams. Mr. Williams grew up in Newton County, attending the public schools. He joined Early Hope Baptist Church at an early age and sang in the choir. A very hard worker, Mr. Williams worked for Weyerhaeuser in Lithonia for over 30 years, retiring in 2003. Mr. Williams always made himself available to others whenever ...

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alex Cleveland "A.C." Tuggle

Mr. Alex Cleveland "A.C." Tuggle died Sept. 2. Mr. Tuggle was born in 1941, the son of Mrs. Charsie Mae Tuggle and Mr. Joe Velton Tuggle Sr. in Newton County, the second of four children. He joined Bethlehem Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully during his youth. He sang in the church youth choir, attended Sunday School and participated in the church's youth group. Mr. Tuggle was a graduate of R.L. Cousins High School and was a member of the basketball team and school chorus. He married Evelyn Dewberry. He was preceded in death ...

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnny Brown Reid

Mr. Johnny Brown Reid died Aug. 28. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Major (Leola Delaney) Reid, he was born in Putnam County, one of six children. He was preceded in death by siblings Robert, Earnest "Hump," Eddie and Rever Mae. Mr. Reid grew up in Putnam County. His family moved to Social Circle when he was young, and there he joined Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church. He became an active member serving as a trustee and as a member of the male chorus. He was married to Martha Mae Moses Reid who, after 27 years of ...

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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