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.