J. W. Rutledge
Caldwell & Cowan
Funeral Home J.W. Rutledge, 63, of Covington, died November 8. The son of the late Dean and Blondine (Hay) Rutledge, he was born in Porterdale and attended Newton County High School, where he was a member of the state championship basketball team in 1964. Mr. Rutledge was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served at Ft. Gordon helping returning Vietnam veterans adjust to civilian life. He taught at Newton High for eight years, before continuing in administration as both the vocational supervisor and head principal, for a total of 32 years. Mr. Rutledge was a very active member of Covington Elks Lodge No. 1806, having served as both Past Exalted Ruler and Past State Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. Mr. Rutledge was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Billy Dean Rutledge.
Survivors include his wife Becky Rutledge; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jerry Elmore, all of Covington; son and daughter-in-law Bill and Leigh Rutledge of Mansfield; grandchildren William, River, and Nancy Rutledge; sisters and brother-in-law Karen Fincher of Oxford, Rita and Lynn Arnold of Loganville, Shirley Phelps of Monroe; brothers and sisters-in-law Michael and Cheryl Rutledge, Brad and Renee Rutledge, all of Covington; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Rutledge will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Covington First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Gilreath and the Rev. Gail Thompson officiating, and interment will follow in the City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 10. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Covington BPOE Lodge No. 1806, c/o Newton High School Scholarships, P.O. Box 587, Covington, GA 30015. The Covington News, Nov. 10, 2010
Elsie D. Smith
Caldwell & Cowan
Funeral Home Ms. Elsie D. Smith, 76, of Covington, passed away Nov. 8. Born in Newton County The daughter of late Reber Neal and Annice Christine “Tinie” (Cagle) Ivey, she was born in Newton County and worked for John H. Harland Company. She enjoyed cooking and growing flowers. Her family was very important to her, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchild.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Marcia and Anthony Fox; son and daughterin-law Mark and Gwen Wells: brothers and sisters-in-law Freddie and Maxine Ivey, Melvin and Irene Ivey all of Covington; grandchildren Lasha and Andy Bass, Philip and April Lowe, Laramy Wells, Leslie and Patrick Studdard; great-grand- daughter Svea “Precious” Bass.
A graveside service for Ms. Smith will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 10, in Lawnwood Memorial Park with Pastor Robert Nash officiating. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1762, Covington, Georgia 30015. The Covington News,
Nov. 10, 2010