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Vi­vian O’Kel­ley Bouch­illon

Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home

Vi­vian O’Kel­ley Bouch­illon, of Cov­ing­ton, passed away Jan. 13, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bouch­illon was born in Por­terdale, to the late John Wil­liam and Odie Bell (Bowen) O’Kel­ley, and has re­mained a life-long res­i­dent of Newton County. She was well-known and liked by all who knew her. She was em­ployed by Hutch Cloth­ing un­til the store closed and then by C.R. Bard be­fore re­tir­ing. She was an avid At­lanta Braves fan. Mrs. Bouch­illon was a lov­ing wife and mother. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Wil­liam Bouch­illon.

Sur­vivors in­clude her daugh­ter, Bev­erly Al­ford of Cov­ing­ton; step-chil­dren Wayne Bouch­illon of Cov­ing­ton, June Ran­dell of De­catur, Linda Walden and Gin­ger Byrd, both of Cov­ing­ton; grand­chil­dren Michael Bowen, Mon­ica Richardson, Mike Bouch­illon, Kelly Dittman, Bax­ter Bouch­illon, Julie Ran­dell, Lee Walden, Todd Walden, Allyson Davis, Dean Byrd, Christy John­son; great-grand­chil­dren Tony Gil­bert, Chris Gil­bert, Danae Bowen, Emma Bowen, Haylee Richardson, Tory, Liane, and Tay­lor Bouch­illon, Ashley and Trace Davis, Hay­den John­son, Grace and Nate Walden; sis­ters Louise Dukes of Gainesville, Lois Watts of Cov­ing­ton; broth­ers and sis­terin-law Ruben and Bob­bie O’Kel­ley of Cov­ing­ton, Ray­mond O’Kel­ley of Alabama.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mrs. Bouch­illon will be held Mon­day, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home, 1215 Ac­cess Rd., with Rev. James Bar­ber of­fi­ci­at­ing and in­ter- ment fol­low­ing in Cov­ing­ton City Ceme­tery. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the fu­neral home to­day from 6-9 p.m. The Cov­ing­ton News, Jan. 16, 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-in-law 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 great-grand­chil­dren; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mr. Thomas will be held to­day 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 the Madi­son First United Methodist Church Build­ing Fund, 296 S. Main Street, Madi­son, Ga. 30650. The Cov­ing­ton News, Jan. 16, 2010

Diane J. Wren

Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home

Diane J. Wren, 68, of Cov­ing­ton died Jan. 15 at Abbey Hospice in So­cial Cir­cle. Mrs. Wren loved the Lord and was a mem­ber of High Point Bap­tist Church. In her prior years she was very in­volved with help­ing the chil­dren in her church, taught Sun­day School and sang in the choir in Ma­con. She en­joyed flow­ers and gar­den­ing and was an avid reader. Mrs. Wren was a very good cook and had a col­lec­tion of recipe books. She loved her dogs, Sole­men and Prissy, but most im­por­tant to her was her fam­ily. Mrs. Wren is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents Nel­lie Beatrice Steele and Cur­tis Lee John­son, and a sis­ter, June Row­land.

Mrs. Wren is sur­vived by her hus­band, Wal­ter An­drew Wren of Cov­ing­ton; daugh­ters and son-in-law Betty and Dan Har­ris of Ma­con; sons and daugh­ter-in-law James Wren of Mauk, Ga., Wil­liam and Crys­tal Wren of Ma­con; sis­ter Frances Hen­der­son of Cov­ing­ton; 4 grand­chil­dren, nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews; and brother-in-law Charles Row­land of Tucker.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mrs. Wren will be held at 11 a.m. Mon­day, Jan. 17, at High Point Bap­tist Church in Cov­ing­ton with Rev. Wal­ter Turner of­fi­ci­at­ing and in­ter­ment fol­low­ing at Cov­ing­ton City Ceme­tery. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the church from 10 – 11 a.m. The Cov­ing­ton News, Jan. 16, 2010

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