The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Samuel “Buddy”

Kirkus Jr.

Mr. Samuel “Buddy” Kirkus Jr., 80, a life­long res­i­dent of New­ton County died Nov. 21. He was born on May 7, 1927 to the late Samuel Tucker Kirkus Sr. and El­iz­a­beth Barker Kirkus. Mr. Kirkus proudly served his coun­try in the United States Air Force. He was re­tired from C.R. Bard where he worked in the ship­ping de­part­ment and he was a mem­ber of Grace Bap­tist Church. He greatly en­joyed fish­ing in his spare time. Mr. Kirkus is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his wife Bar­bara Sams Kirkus.

He is sur­vived by son Michael Kirkus of Cov­ing­ton Wade; daugh­ter Donna Wil­liams of Bar­nesville; son Wade Faulkner of Bar­nesville; sis­ter Ann Lawless of Cov­ing­ton; five grand­chil­dren; four great grand­chil­dren and nu­mer­ous other fam­ily and close friends.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends at Wheeler Funeral Home Satur­day, Nov. 24. The funeral ser­vice fol­lowed in the chapel. In­tern­ment

was at Lawn­wood Me­mo­rial Park.

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