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Essie Kather­ine “Kate” Al­mand Har­well-Wheeler

Fu­neral Home

Mrs. Essie Kather­ine “Kate” Al­mand, 84, of Cov­ing­ton passed away Jan. 10 at Rock­dale Hos­pi­tal. The daugh­ter of the late Wil­lie Lee and Let­tie Florine Mur­phy Deaton, she was one of 14 chil­dren and was born in Grif­fin. She is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, David Al­mand, and her daugh­ter Brenda Garner. She loved to cook. She cooked with Natalie Dupree at Rich’s Cook­ing School for many years and cooked at her daugh­ter’s res­tau­rant, Brenda’s Place, in So­cial Cir­cle. She was also a mem­ber of Mt. Pleas­ant United Methodist Church in So­cial Cir­cle. She was a lov­ing mother, grand­mother, great-grand­mother, aunt and sis­ter.

Mrs. Al­mand is sur­vived by her son Hol­land Al­mand and Cathy Cas­sidy of Ea­ton­ton, daugh­ter Teresa and Richard Fricke of Cov­ing­ton, nine grand­chil­dren, 13 great­grand­chil­dren, nine sib­lings and many nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Al­mand will be held at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 15, from the chapel of Har­well-Wheeler Fu­neral Home with the Rev. Michael Dun­bar of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at New Cov­ing­ton Ceme­tery. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends Satur­day from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the fu­neral home. Flow­ers will be ac­cepted or con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Mt. Pleas­ant United Methodist Church, 55 High­way 229, So­cial Cir­cle, Ga. 30025. Friends may sign the on­line reg­is­ter at www. wheel­er­fu­ner­al­ The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 14, 2010

Ru­pert “Bill” Thomas Cald­well & Cowan

Fu­neral Home

Ru­pert “Bill” Thomas, 80, of Buck­head, passed away on Jan. 11. Mr. Thomas was the son of the late John Homer and Mamie Lou (Bo­han­non) Thomas and was born in 1930 in Cov­ing­ton. Mr. Thomas was em­ployed with the Fed­eral Drug En­force­ment Agency for 31 years. He was a mem­ber of Philo­gia Ma­sonic Lodge No. 178 in Cony­ers and the Ge­or­gia Ram­blers Mo­tor Home Club. Mr. Thomas en­joyed all kinds of tools, tin­ker­ing with lawn mow­ers and mow­ing the lawn. He is pre­de­ceased by his sis­ter An­nie Lee Sow­ell Cook and three broth­ers Henri, Ho­race and Bernard Thomas.

Mr. Thomas is sur­vived by his wife Amanda Twil­ley Thomas of Buck­head; daugh­ters and sons-in­law Vic­to­ria Lynn and Jimmy Howe of Cov­ing­ton, Glenda Twil­ley and James Eady of McIn­tyre, Dawn Twil­ley Blood­worth of Ea­ton­ton; grand­sons Ron­ald Dean Smith, Pa­trick Joseph Smith; 12 grand­chil­dren; 14 great­grand­chil­dren; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mr. Thomas were held Jan. 16, at the Ac­cess Road Chapel of Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home, with the Rev. H. Grady Mosley II of­fi­ci­at­ing and in­ter­ment fol­low­ing at Salem United Methodist Church Ceme­tery with Ma­sonic Grave­side Rites. Flow­ers are ac­cepted, or do­na­tions may be made to Salem Camp­ground, 3962 Salem Road, Cov­ing­ton, Ga. 30016; or Madi­son First United Methodist Church - Build­ing Fund, 296 S. Main Street, Madi­son, Ga. 30650. The Cov­ing­ton News,

Jan. 14, 2010

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