Elinor Johnson Chandler
Mrs. Elinor Johnson Chandler, 68, of Social Circle, died Dec. 29 at Newton Medical Center.
Born in Newton County, Mrs. Chandler was the daughter of the late Marvin and Sara Shepherd Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Haskell Chandler Sr. A resident of Social Circle, Elinor retired from Newton County after 20 years of service as director of Human Resources. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and Covington Pilot Club. She enjoyed taking care of her five grandchildren and spending time with her friends.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Edie and Edd Lowe of Athens; son and daughterin-law Jack and Wendy Chandler of Evans; daughter Elaine Chandler of Athens; grandchildren Andrew, Caleb, Kenan and Landon Chandler, all of Evans and Sara Mack Lowe of Athens; sisters Ruby Dell Crawley, Hester Niblett; brother Ronald Johnson; numerous sisters-inlaw; a brother-in-law; many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services will be held a noon today, Dec. 31, at First Presbyterian Church of Covington with the Rev. BillyWade officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial park. Pallbearers include Lanier Crawley, Ed Niblett, Greg Harper, Scott Harper, Wally Johnson and Jerry Smith. The family requests that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Covington. Friends may sign the register at www.wheelerfuneralhome. com.
Mrs. Jack (Dot) Christian, 83, loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, died Dec. 29. Mrs. Christian was a member of The Eastern Star. She loved children and served as Sunday School Superintendent at Trinity United Methodist Church for 30 years, taught kindergarten at The Little Red School House and retired from Porterdale Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her parents Hiriam Jewel and Bernice Cook Baxter.
Survivors include her husband Jack Christian of Covington; children Warren and Colleen Christian of Oxford, Danny and Jan (Christian) Neal of Covington, Dwain Christian of Delray, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Ellen Loskoski of Midway; grandchildren Christian Bennett, Dallas Christian, Ryan Bennett, Luke Christian; sister Betty Blankenship of Covington; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 in the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 3134 Floyd St., with the Rev. Rob Langford and the Rev. W.A. Childers, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd St., Thursday, January 1, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 6154 Collins Street NE, Covington, Ga. 30014.
Mr. Johnnie Andrew Dobbs Sr., 89, of Covington, died Dec. 29. The son of the late Clint B. Dobbs Sr. and Vera (Nelms) Dobbs, he was born in Byron in 1919. Mr. Dobbs was a member of New Hope Methodist Church, Atlanta. He was retired from the federal government where he worked as a warehouse manager.
Surviving are wife Regina DobbsofCovington; sons Johnnie Dobbs Jr. of Stockbridge, Joel Bryan of McDonough; brother C. B. Dobbs Jr.; grandchildren Patrick Dobbs, Michael Dobbs and Randall Ryan; several nieces and a nephew; numerous other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 31, in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be Andy, Don and Jay Terrell, Jerry Dobbs, Wesley Hurt and Randall Bryan. Interment will follow at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Conyers.
Mickey “Hoss” Hall, 60, of Covington, died Dec. 29. He enjoyed riding along dirt roads while taking in wildlife scenery and riding tractors. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Omer and Virginia Martin Hall.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Hall; daughters and son-in-law Gayle and Darryl Tumlin of Lawrenceville, Joan Frix of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law Dale Dee, John Dee and Vickey Thomas, all of Covington; 12 grandchildren; sisters and brothers-inlaw Deborah and Mack McKibben of Covington, Donna and Mark Burroughs of Social Circle; brother and sister-inlaw Jeff and Kathy Hall; several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Hall will be held at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 31, at Calvary Baptist Church with Mack McKibben officiating.
Crystal Harwell of Decatur died Dec. 28 at her residence. The daughter of the late Cornelius Griffin Harwell and Verna Pennington Harwell, she was born in Morgan County. She was the granddaughter of the late Dr. Littleton P. Harwell who was one of the earlier settlers of Morgan County. Miss Harwell was a graduate of Piedmont College, attended the University of Colorado and was a retired school teacher from the Atlanta Public School system. She also was a member of the Atlanta First United Methodist Church. Miss Harwell was preceded in death by brothers Eugene Harwell and C. G. Harwell.
Surviving are sisters Adelaide Harwell of Decatur, Martha (Steve) Bartek of Duluth; nephews Timmy (Margaret) Harwell, Mikki (Candance) Harwell of Jackson, Lamar (Donna) Harwell of Eatonton, Michael (Glenda) Harwell of Athens, Lee Harwell of Winder.
Funeral serviced will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 31, in the chapel of Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Robert V. Ozment officiating. Interment will be held in Madison City Cemetery. Friends may sign the on-line guest book at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com.