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Deborah ‘Debby’ Stotz

Deborah "Debby" Stotz, of Social Circle, passed away June 28, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Dave Stotz; daughters Sara Collier and Kaitlin Stotz ...

July 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Julia (Judy) Lott

Julia (Judy) Lott, of Covington, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 90 years of age. Mrs. Lott attended Union Chapel, a one-room schoolhouse in ...

June 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Elizabeth Gail Baker

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Gail Baker: April 11, 1954 - June 13, 2017. Funeral Service Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sims ...

June 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Delia Sweat Fleming

Delia Sweat Fleming, of Covington, passed away June 26, 2017, at 67 years of age. Born to Forrest and Kathryn (Hilderbrand) Sweat, who have preceded ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Paul Deerman

Paul Deerman, of Covington, passed away June 13, 2017, at 84 years of age. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Deerman owned and operated Paul's Body Shop for 52 years. He was a devoted family man who liked to travel and fish whenever possible. Mr. Deerman was also an avid sports fan – especially NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ross and Eva (Croft) Deerman.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Freddie Andrew Lewis

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me….Psalm 23:4

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Hoke Waddy Batson

Hoke Waddy Batson, of Covington, passed away June 2, 2017 at 80 years of age. A proud veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Batson earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. For a time, he served as mayor in the town of West Melbourne, Florida. Mr. Batson then settled in Covington where he was owner/operator of Peachtree Lighting - starting in 1982. In addition to being a successful business owner, Mr. Batson was a faithful member of Covington First United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He was also active in Lay-Witness Missions with the ...

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joan “Maw Maw” Stone

Joan "Maw Maw" Stone, of Oxford, passed away June 3, 2017, at 90 years of age. An active member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Mrs. Stone served as Communion Steward, Membership Chair, and was a member of the Under Fifty-Five class for many years. A strong family woman, she adored spending time with her loved ones – the lake being a favorite spot to fellowship together. Those who knew Mrs. Stone will remember her as sincere, loving and classy. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 45 years, Buddy Stone; and parents, Luther and Jessie Williams Gower.

June 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Deborah Ann Roberts Reid

Deborah Ann Roberts Reid, affectionately called "Sister". The oldest of five children was born on January 27, 1955, to the late Mr. Willie Clarence Roberts and Mrs. Helen Smith Roberts in Covington, Georgia. At an early age, she joined Macedonia Baptist Church and later joined Kingdom Connections Ministries under the leadership of Rev. Carlton Mathis, where she served on the Usher's Ministry. Deborah attended school in the Newton County School System, graduating from Newton County High School. Shortly after birth she was afflicted and later diagnosed with Lupus, which she suffered with all of her life, being on disability ...

June 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joanne “JoJo” Hardeman

Ms. Joanne "JoJo" Hardeman, was born on January 10, 1966, to the late James Lewis Hardeman and Kathryn Julia Hardeman in Newton County Georgia.

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Hall

Mrs. Sarah Hall, of Covington, passed away, June 1, 2017, peacefully in her home. She was born December 1, 1935 to Sam and Lannie Womack who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Hall was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was a faithful Christian who attended East Newton Baptist Church. Mrs. Hall spent her spare time fishing, gardening, and also visiting Tybee Island where she enjoyed going to the beach.

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ms. Mary Ophelia White

Ms. Mary Ophelia Jennings White was born May 31, 1948, to late Mr. & Mrs. Willie (Ellen) Jennings, Sr., in Covington.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Shelby Jean East

Shelby Jean East, of Social Circle, passed away May 31, 2017 at 76 years of age. Devoted to her family, Shelby Jean was happiest when hosting Sunday dinners for her loved ones. She also enjoyed having beautiful flowers around the house and worked in her flower garden whenever possible. Preceding her in death was her husband of 51 years, Charles Frank East, Sr.; daughter, Tina Hix; and parents, Huie and Vera (Forrester) Moon.

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Raymond E. “Corky” Cole

Raymond E. "Corky" Cole, 84, of East Asheville, passed away May 27, 2017.

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


John Darrow Seymour

John Darrow Seymour, 72, of Cape Coral, FL passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late Euell Thomas Coker and the late Mary Frances Robison.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the Reverend Samuel Burney Hay, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Covington, from 1923 until 1926. Sam spent the first sixteen years of his life in Auburn, "The Loveliest Village On The Plains" and learned "War Eagle!" early on, witnessing many Auburn football games at a tender age. He then became a handsome gridiron star at Auburn High and Tuscaloosa High in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he supported his father's presidency of Stillman College during the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays

Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays, age 95, passed away Monday, May 15 at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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