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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


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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, Mamie Patrick, as well as two siblings, Elloise Martin and Lois Mask. She is survived by her loving husband, Earle Wilson; children, Melanie Baker, Brantley Wilson, Holli Wilson, and Kelli Wilson; brother, Robert Patrick; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 28, 2016, at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Pastor Fred Hartley officiating, with interment to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Family will receive ...

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 County Board of Education. He was a native of Covington, and attended Piedmont Academy (K-12) where he graduated in 1982. Mallard went on to attend Georgia Southern where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, then later transferred to UGA, where he received a B.S. in Forestry Resources with a concentration in Wildlife Management and Biology in 1988. While at UGA, he became a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta ...

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 and Marie Guthrie.

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 Florence Farley Page, who precede her in death. Marie-Paul is survived by children, Robert Bushey of Madisonville, Tennessee, Rebecca Holt of Duncan, South Carolina, Brian Fink of Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida, and Melissa Wright of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Stone and Joyce Clark and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints and was devoted to her family and friends who she loved ...

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. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 241 Ebenezer Road, Gaffney, SC 29430.

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, on February 28, 1937. Cary served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1965, and was stationed in Spain. He then ran an insulation company based in Covington for 27 years, before retiring to enjoy more time golfing.

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 as a deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office since 2012. He was a very dedicated law enforcement official who cared deeply about the people he served. Justin was among the best in dealing with situations involving family violence. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, loved fresh-water fishing, and deer hunting. Justin was a very loving father, who worked hard to support his family. He considered his dog, Max, to be his four-legged ...

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., who survives her and her mother, Florence Underwood Churchill who preceded her in death. Cheryl Churchill loved to fish, was a devoted Norte Dame Football Fan and enjoyed watching movies and nothing touched her heart more than her grandchildren. She was employed as a case worker for years with the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services.

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, 1954. Cathy Gaynor leaves to cherish her husband of 22 years, Sam Gaynor; daughter, Wanda; son, Orlando; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a countless number of friends.

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 expressed thankfulness for the peace, comfort and joy he experienced until the very end. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Southwest High School in Atlanta and Georgia Tech. He was a graduate of Georgia State University.

November 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


LaVerna Mae Dibble

LaVerna Mae Dibble, 72, of Woodstock Georgia passed away on November 8, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. LaVerna was born in Wellsville, New York, to Leo and Susan Chambers on December 7, 1943. She married Gary Dibble in 1979 and spent close to 37 amazing years with him before her passing. LaVerna spent her early days lovingly raising her children and when they were grown, began work as a special needs teacher's aide at the Wellsville High School. Later in life she enjoyed working at Hallmark and Cracker Barrel of Conyers, where she made many ...

November 11, 2016 | Newton Recreation | OBITUARIES


Doris Hitchcock Fincher

Doris Hitchcock Fincher, 97, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and member of Oxford Baptist Church. Fincher was born in Mansfield to the late William and Ludie Crenshaw Hitchcock; and was from one of the founding families of Newton County in the Brick Store area.

November 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Larry ‘Buddy’ Denton

Larry (Buddy) Denton, 57, of Covington, passed away October 20, 2016. Denton was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Doyle and Betty (Beard) Denton.

November 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles Terry Smith

Charles Terry (Pop) Smith, 69 of Oxford, passed away November 4, 2016. Smith was a painter and mechanic for many years. Once known as the "best transmission man" in the Covington area, he was affectionately known as the "Rag Man" in his later years. Smith was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Never one to meet a stranger, and having a remarkable sense of humor were two of his greatest attributes. Smith enjoyed watching the History Channel and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. He was a member of Calvary Community Church. Mr. Smith was preceded in death ...

November 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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