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Rella Mae Allen

Rella Mae Allen, 89, of Cov­ing­ton, passed away Dec. 7. A life­long res­i­dent of New­ton County and faith­ful mem­ber of Voice of Pen­te­cost, she en­joyed veg­etable gar­den­ing, canning and cook­ing. Mrs. Allen was a for­mer em­ployee of Bibb Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co. She loved all her fam­ily and en­joyed send­ing cards to her fam­ily and friends. Mrs. Allen was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Otis L. Allen, daugh­ter Brenda Allen, grand­son Carl An­thony Allen and par­ents Burt and Rachel Walker Grier.

Sur­viv­ing are daugh­ter and son-in-law Joyce A. and Don Ma­son; son and daugh­ter-in­law C.L. (Buddy) and Judy Allen all of Cov­ing­ton; grand­chil­dren Joy Clive, David Allen, Amy Ma­son, Ryan Ma­son, Shane Allen, Doug Allen, Emily Mills; eight great­grand­chil­dren; two great-great grand­chil­dren; sis­ter Irene Hol­land of Ox­ford; sis­ter-in­law Mandy Allen of Win­der; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral Ser­vices were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Voice of Pen­te­cost, 4648 Salem Road, with David Allen, Heath Allen and Bobby Allen of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Lawn­wood Memo­rial Park. tion. He was es­pe­cially hon­ored to work with the dis­as­ter re­lief team when they trav­eled to New York to serve dur­ing the at­tack on Sept. 11. Mr. Stokes was a long­time and faith­ful mem­ber of County Line Bap­tist Church where he sang in the church choir. He was a mem­ber of the Ge­or­gia Cat­tle­man’s As­so­ci­a­tion and served for nu­mer­ous years as a vol­un­teer fire fighter for Sta­tion 2, Rocky Plains VFD.

Mr. Stokes was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his twin brother Bobby Stokes who died in 1945. Sur­viv­ing are brother and sis­ter-in-law Harold and Opal Stokes of Cov­ing­ton; niece and neph­ews An­gela S. and Guy Wil­liams of Cov­ing­ton, Bobby S. Stokes of Cov­ing­ton, Barry S. Stokes of Cov­ing­ton; great niece Kelsey Wil­liams; great nephew Keaton Wil­liams; nu­mer­ous close friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be at 2 p.m. to­day, Dec. 10, in the chapel of Wheeler Fu­neral Home with the Rev. Ted Moody of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at County Line Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

Mr. Wil­lie C. “Doug” Vic­tor died Dec. 4 in Rock­dale County. The son of Mrs. Mary Frances John­son Vic­tor and the late Booker T. Vic­tor, he was born in 1938 in New­ton County. One of 14 chil­dren, Mr. Vic­tor was pre­ceded in death by brother Jay Vic­tor. Mr. Vic­tor was raised and ed­u­cated in New­ton County and joined St. Paul AME Church as an early age. He worked for Cross Construction for over 30 years. A hard worker, he en­joyed his job as a brick ma­son. Dur­ing his spare time, Mr. Vic­tor en­joyed play­ing cards, cook­ing, clean­ing, work­ing in the yard, mak­ing soap and be­ing with his fam­ily and friends. Mr. Vic­tor was a loving and car­ing per­son who was out­spo­ken and kid to al he met.

Sur­viv­ing are wife Bar­bara Ann Bell; mother Mrs. Mae Frances Vic­tor; daugh­ters An­nette “Nett” Vic­tor, Pamela Free­man, Teresa Regina (Char­lie) Smith, Ch­eryl “Doo­ley” Vic­tor, Ta­nia “Lucy Robin­son, Jara “Mau” Robin­son, Tarella “Sal” Glover, Claudette Bai­ley; sons Shan­non Dur­den, Stan­ley Robin­son, Dex­ter “Boy” Vic­tor, Ti­mothy (Ch­eryl) Bell, An­thony “Ant” (Ch­eryl) Bell, Stacy “Sleepy” (Tonya) Robin­son, Spencer “Mick” Robin­son, Tyson Bell; 56 grand­chil­dren; 26 great-grand­chil­dren; sis­ters Mae Mar­garet Mor­gan, Louise Lovett, Sadie Starr, Eve­lyn (Ho­race) Mont­gomery, Nel­lie (Tony) Hai­ley, Jerri Vic­tor; broth­ers Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Vic­tor, Cleve­land Vic­tor, Way­mon Vic­tor, Frank Vic­tor, Melvin Vic­tor, Billy Vic­tor; aunts Ge­or­gia Lee Gaither, Tiny B. Bin­ton; a host of nieces, neph­ews, cousins, other loving rel­a­tives and dear friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 1 p.m. to­day, Dec. 10, at St. Paul AME Church with Pas­tor Thomas Ste­gall and the Rev. La­mar Bell of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Lawn­wood Memo­rial Park.

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