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.wheelerfuneralhome.com. 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