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Mary Ellen (Corry) Alexan­der Cald­well & Cowan

Fu­neral Home Mary Ellen (Corry) Alexan­der, 101, of Cov­ing­ton, passed away Jan. 5. Mrs. Alexan­der was a mem­ber of Bethany Pres­by­te­rian Church. She en­joyed play­ing the pi­ano, flow­ers and gar­den­ing. She taught school for a to­tal of 43 years, with the ma­jor­ity at Liv­ingston Ele­men­tary, teach­ing sec­ond grade. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, J. Paul Alexan­der, par­ents Wal­ter B. and Cleo C. Corry, sis­ters Anne B. Corry and Dorothy C. Lu­mus and broth­ers James C. Corry Sr. and Claud B. Corry.

Sur­vivors in­clude her sis­ter Janie Corry Martin; neph­ews James C. Corry, L.A. (Bill) Corry, Dr. Wil­liam Lu­mus, Dr. Dan Martin, Mike Martin; nu­mer­ous great-nieces and –neph­ews; many great­great-nieces and –neph­ews; and one great-great­great niece.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Alexan­der will be held at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Jan.8, at Bethany Pres­by­te­rian Church with the Rev. David Rogers of­fi­ci­at­ing, and in­ter­ment fol­low­ing in the church ceme­tery. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the church Satur­day, from 1 to 2 p.m. Flow­ers are ac­cepted, or do­na­tions may be made to Bethany Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1002 Bethany Road, Cov­ing­ton, Ga. 30016. The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 7, 2010

Patty Con­nell Cald­well & Cowan

Fu­neral Home Patty Con­nell, 49, of Ox­ford, died Jan. 4. Mrs. Con­nell loved her horses and her dog, Bul­let. She was a won­der­ful Nana, and will be greatly missed by her fam­ily.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band Steven Daryl Con­nell of Ox­ford; daugh­ter and son-in-law Jes­sica and Travis Low­ery of Cov­ing­ton; son Steven Daryl Con­nell II, of Ox­ford; mother Vir­ginia San­philipo of Greenville, S.C.; fa­ther Levi Clay­ton and Teresa Head of New­born; grand­chil­dren Bran­nan Low­ery, Jesse Low­ery, Jor­dan Con­nell; four sis­ters; fa­ther and mother-in­law Jack­son and Bar­bara Con­nell of Cov­ing­ton.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Con­nell will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Jan. 8, at the chapel of Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home, 1215 Ac­cess Road, with Pas­tor Carl Butcher of­fi­ci­at­ing, and in­ter­ment fol­low­ing in Lawn­wood Me­mo­rial Park. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the fu­neral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Satur­day. The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 7, 2010 John “ Ruben” Jack­son Young Fu­neral Home Mr. John “Ruben” Jack­son died Jan. 2. The son of the late Mr. Alonzo Jack­son and Mrs. Ju­lia Mae Fisher Jack­son Lackey, he was born in 1934 in Wal­ton County. He at­tended Wal­ton County pub­lic schools. A very hard worker, Mr. Jack­son was em­ployed by Haverty’s Fur­ni­ture Com­pany for many years and later worked at Macy’s as a skilled re­storer of fur­ni­ture un­til his re­tire­ment. Mr. Jack­son loved his fam­ily and friends alike; they all knew him by his hearty laugh. He al­ways had a story to tell and al­ways came out on top in his sto­ries. A lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther, brother, un­cle and friend, he will be greatly missed. Mr. Jack­son was pre­ceded in death by son Mr. Ruben N. Jack­son, brother Mr. J.P. Jack­son and sis­ter Mrs. Gid­die Heard.

Sur­viv­ing are his lov­ing wife Mrs. Betty Jean Jack­son; chil­dren Cur­tis, Velma, Mar­ion, Mar­jorie “Chelle,” Brid­gette, Roger, Char­lotte and Ar­lethia (Vette); broth­ers and sis­ters Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo (Lois) Jack­son, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin (Maude) Reid, Ms. Lizer Jack­son, Mr. and Mrs. Billy (Mar­garet) Lackey, Ms. Min­nie Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Flem­mie (Doris) Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. Wil­lie (Mar­jorie) Dun­can; broth­ers and sis­ters-in-law Mr. Bobby Mathis, Mr. and Mrs. Wil­lie (John­nie Mae) Alexan­der, Ms. Geneva Mathis, Ms. Sarah Nor­man; aunt Ms. Is­abel Jack­son; and a host of grand­chil­dren, great-grand­chil­dren, nieces, neph­ews, other lov­ing relatives and dear friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Dec. 6 at New Hope Bap­tist Church with Pas­tor Harold Miller, the Rev. H.K. Benton, the Rev. Tony Mor­ris, the Rev. Mar­quette Brooks and Min­is­ter Felix Robin­son of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment was in New Cov­ing­ton Ceme­tery. The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 7, 2010 El­iz­a­beth F. John­son Wheeler Fu­neral Home Mrs. El­iz­a­beth F. John­son, 65, of Cov­ing­ton, died Jan. 3 at Newton Med­i­cal Cen­ter. The daugh­ter of Henry H. and Glen­nie P. (Pad­gett) Fitz­patrick, she was born in 1945 in Warner Rob­bins. She loved to travel; was ex­pert on states, state cap­i­tals and pres­i­dents of the United States; was an avid reader; and also loved to do needle­point and jig­saw puz­zles.

Mrs. John­son is sur­vived by her hus­band of more than 27 years Paul M. John­son; brother and sis­ter-in-law Henry H. and Gayle Fitz­patrick of Win­de­mere, Fla.; niece Beth Fitz­patrick of Win­ter Gar­den, Fla.; brother-in-law Jeff John­son of Clarkesville; cousins Lloyd and Con­nie Lund­berg of Al­ces­ter, S.D., Trish Lasley of Alexan­dria, S.D., and Jill Frick of Can­ton, S.D. She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents Henry and Glen­nie Fitz­patrick.

Ser­vices were held Jan. 6 at First Bap­tist Church of Cov­ing­ton with the Rev. Ja­son Dees and the Rev. Len Strozier of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Cov­ing­ton City Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions may be made to any or­ga­ni­za­tion that fights child hunger. Guests may sign the on­line reg­is­ter book at www.wheel­er­fu­ner­al­ The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 7, 2010 Mil­dred Mid­dle­brooks Cald­well & Cowan

Fu­neral Home Mil­dred Mid­dle­brooks, 69, died Jan. 4 at her res­i­dence in Mans­field. The daugh­ter of Vera Vi­ola Dobbs and the late Grady Emory Dobbs Sr., she en­joyed fish­ing, hunt­ing, camp­ing and cook­ing and loved her dog Bodie.

Sur­vivors in­clude her mother Vi­ola Dobbs of McDonough; hus­band Walker Kent of Mans­field; daugh­ters and sons-in-law Elaine and J.D. Hol­loway of Madi­son, Shirley and Kenny Kent of Cov­ing­ton; sons and daugh­ter-in-law Brett and Kay Mid­dle­brooks of Cony­ers, Tony Mid­dle­brooks of Stock­bridge, Randall and Tammy Mid­dle­brooks of Madi­son, Shane Kent of Cov­ing­ton; 13 grand­chil­dren, one great-grand­daugh­ter; two broth­ers and two sis­ters.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mrs. Mid­dle­brooks will be held at 1 p.m. to­day, Jan. 7, at the chapel of Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home, 3134 Floyd St. with Dr. R. Hud­son Moody and Dr. David Moody of­fi­ci­at­ing, and in­ter­ment fol­low­ing at Hil­lan­dale Me­mo­rial Gar­dens & Mau­soleum in Litho­nia. The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 7, 2010 Wal­ter Hi­ram Wil­liams Young Fu­neral Home Mr. Wal­ter Hi­ram Wil­liams died Jan. 3. The son of the late Jack and Fan­nie Mae Wil­liams, he was born in 1948 in Bar­nesville. He was a grad­u­ate of the La­mar County School Sys­tem. He joined East Mount Si­nai Bap­tist Church in Bar­nesville at an early age. He later joined St. Matthew Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church in Cov­ing­ton un­der the lead­er­ship of Bishop Isaac Ma­jor Sr. and Pas­tor Brian Ma­jor. Mr. Wil­liams loved sing­ing gospel mu­sic and was a mem­ber of the Men’s Choir. He served his county in the United States Army from 1967 to 1971. He was a Viet­nam War vet­eran. Mr. Wil­liams loved be­ing with his fam­ily. He was known for his sing­ing and danc­ing among fam­ily and friends. He never met a stranger.

Sur­viv­ing are his daugh­ter Ms. Fran­cha “Ch­est­nut” Fos­ter of Thomas­ton; son Mr. Greg Wil­liams of Grif­fin; grand­daugh­ter Nikesmia “NyNy’ Al­ston of Thomas­ton; sis­ter Mrs. Mary Jac­que­line (Earl V.) Wright of Jones­boro; neph­ews Vic­tor, Ben­jamin, Jac­ques, Rus­sell B. World Sr., Dex­ter Harper, Demetrius Terry; dear friends Robert Lee White and Lu­cious Bent­ley; de­voted friend and brother in Christ for over 25 years Bishop Isaac ma­jor Sr.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 1 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 8, at Saint Matthews Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church with Bishop Isaac Ma­jor Sr. of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will be in O’Neal Ceme­tery, Bar­nesville. Visi­ta­tion is from noon to 9 p.m. to­day, Jan. 7, at the fu­neral home. The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 7, 2010

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