Obit­u­ar­ies

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Lee Bow­den

Wheeler Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory Mrs. Lee Bow­den, 73, of Cony­ers, died Oct. 4. The daugh­ter of the late Char­lie and Re­becca Hous­ton, she was born in 1935 in Letcher County, Ky. Mrs. Bow­den moved to Cony­ers 33 years ago from Cleve­land, Ohio, and at­tended Smyrna Pres­by­te­rian Church and the Bi­ble Fel­low­ship. She was a loving wife, mother and grand­mother.

Sur­viv­ing are hus­band of 45 years John T. Bow­den; daugh­ter Laura Bow­den McNulty of Cony­ers; so­nand­daugh­ter-in-law Charles and Michele Bow­den of Val­dosta; grand­chil­dren Claire Hous­ton McNulty, Amanda Cather­ine Bow­den, Re­becca Rachel Bow­den; brother and sis­ter-in-law William and Nancy Hous­ton; sis­ter Jackie Hol­lan; brother Charles Hous­ton.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held Sun­day, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. from Smyrna Pres­by­te­rian Church, Cony­ers, with the Rev. Jack Westlund of­fi­ci­at­ing. In lieu of flow­ers, please make do­na­tions to Smyrna Pres­by­te­rian Church or to the Sal­va­tion Army.

The Cov­ing­ton News Oct. 10, 2008

Ron­ald Hart­line

Cald­well & Cowan

Fu­neral Home Ron­ald Hart­line (Pa), 82, of Ox­ford, passed away Oct. 7. He was a for­mer Shriner and en­joyed gar­den­ing, fish­ing, watch­ing Fox News and cheer­ing on the At­lanta Braves and At­lanta Fal­cons. Mr. Hart­line dearly loved his fam­ily. He was pre­ceded in death by wife Betty Har­ris Hart­line and par­ents Mi­las and An­nie Tucker Hart­line.

Sur­viv­ing are daugh­ter and son-in-law Pat and Al Beatty of Mon­ti­cello, grand­chil­dren Brandee Dai­ley of Ox­ford, Frank and Elaine Ware of Cum­ming, Brent Beatty of Cov­ing­ton; great­grand­chil­dren Jor­dan, Ryan, Nicole, Keaton, Abbe, Rachael; sis­ter Leo Daniel of Sum­merville; brother and sis­ter-in-law John and Dot Hart­line of Ware Shoals, S.C.; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 2 p.m. to­day, Oct. 10, in the Floyd Street chapel of Cald­well & Cowan with the Rev. David Payne of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Cor­nish Moun­tain Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery. Visit www.cald­welland­cowan.com to place on­line con­do­lences.

The Cov­ing­ton News Oct. 10, 2008

Emma Jean Humphrey

Wheeler Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory Mrs. Emma Jean Humphrey, 73, of Cov­ing­ton, died Oct. 6. The daugh­ter of the late Wil­lie and Ger­tie (Robin­son) Smith, she was born in 1935 in Jasper County. Mrs. Humphrey worked sev­eral years as an of­fice as­sis­tant for Litho­nia Lighting and was a mem­ber of New Be­gin­nings Full Gospel Min­istries, Ox­ford. She was pre­ceded in death by par­ents and hus­band Eu­gene Humphrey.

Sur­viv­ing are daugh­ter Pa­tri­cia Avery of De­catur; son Michael D. Humphrey of Cov­ing­ton; sis­ters Lizzie Mae Turk, Mag­gie Black­s­hear, Bessie Car­roll, GertrudeWil­liams; broth­ers Earl Smith, Robert Smith; grand­chil­dren Mar­cus Smith, Jas­mine Smith, Choleia Smith, Mitzy Humphrey, Mi­cola Rainey; four great-grand­chil­dren.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 11, at New Be­gin­nings Full Gospel Min­istries, 453 Ox­ford Road, Ox­ford, with the Rev. W.G. Tigner Jr. of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The Cov­ing­ton News Oct. 10, 2008

Johnny R. Thomas

Lester Lackey & Sons Fu­neral Home Mr. Johnny R. Thomas (Rat) died Oct. 1. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny L. Thomas, he was born in 1954 in Cov­ing­ton. Reared in a loving and God-fear­ing fam­ily, he at­tended Wash­ing­ton Street School and joined Truth of Na­tion Church at an early age.

Sur­viv­ing are loving wife Mrs. Elaine Thomas; chil­dren Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Thomas (Meka), Mr. and Mrs. Christo­pher Thomas (Candy), De­men­tra White, Dar- old White, Latonya White, Ieshia Thomas, Nigel Thomas; par­ents Mr. and Mrs. Johnny L. Thomas; broth­ers Mr. Stan­ley Thomas, Pas­tor and Mrs. Michael L. Thomas (Chris), Terry Wayne Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Lyn­don Charles Thomas (Tonya), Church Thomas; de­voted sis­ter Mr. and Mrs. Larry O’Neal Camp Sr. (Calamity); 14 grand­chil­dren; grand­mother Mrs. Eloise Mor­ris; a host of nieces, neph­ews, other rel­a­tives and friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Oct. 6 at New Hope Bap­tist Church with Pas­tor An­nette Nash of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Mace­do­nia Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The Cov­ing­ton News Oct. 10, 2008

Jewell Spear Touch­stone

Har­well Wheeler Fu­neral Home

Mrs. Jewell Spears Touch­stone, of Cov­ing­ton, died Oct. 7 at her res­i­dence.

The daugh­ter of the late Joshua Baker Spears and Loy Smith Spears, she was born in 1913 in Far­rar. She­was pre­ceded in death by hus­band James Flem­ing­ton Touch­stone. Mrs. Touch­stone was a for­mer school teacher and was re­tired as a book­keeper from Thrift Oil Com­pany where she worked with her hus­band be­fore his death. She was a mem­ber of First United Methodist Church of Cov­ing­ton, the Cov­ing­ton Gar­den Club and the DAR and was a grad­u­ate of Ge­or­gia State Col­lege for­Women.

Sur­viv­ing are sis­ter Bar­bara Joyner of Jack­sonville, Fla.; sis­ters-in-law Mrs. Ralph Spears of Cov­ing­ton, Mrs. Ru­fus Spears of At­lanta; nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 10 a.m. to­day, Oct. 10, in the chapel of Har­well-Wheeler Fu­neral Home with the Rev. Julie Schen­del of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will be at 2 p.m. in Old Oak Hill Ceme­tery, Grif­fin. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to First United Methodist church of Cov­ing­ton, 1113 Cony­ers St., S.E., Cov­ing­ton, Ga. 30014, or Abbey Hospice, 215 Aza­lea Court, So­cial Cir­cle, Ga., 30018.

The Cov­ing­ton News Oct. 10, 2008

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