Obit­u­ar­ies

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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

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