Tommy Granger Caldwell & Cowan
Tommy Granger, of Covington, passed away Jan. 22 at the age of 95. Mr. Granger was a member of North Covington United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, eating catfish and working with his two brothers at Granger Brother’s Garage. Mr. Granger was a loving and devoted husband, father, father-inlaw, grandfather, greatgrandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge (Potts) Granger and his parents, Steven Nathan and Olivia (Roseberry) Granger; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Judy G. and J. Alan Palmer of Covington; granddaughter, Dr. Staci, and her husband, Dr. Joseph Perez, Jr; great-granddaughters, Olivia and Ella Perez, all of High Point, NC; sister-in-law, Sue Washington; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Granger will be held Monday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Rd., with interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Ct., Social Circle, GA 30025. The Covington News,
Jan. 23, 2010
Mr. Billy E. Hester Harwell-Wheeler
Mr. Billy E. Hester, 84, of Covington passed away Jan. 19 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. The son of the late Junie and Louise Malcolm Hester, he was born in Walton County. He owned and operated several businesses in Covington including Hester’s Pool Room and Hester’s Package Store. He loved fishing and baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Hester is predeceased by his children Rodney Hester, Marlene Hester and Billy Hester Jr., his brothers Harry Hester, Jimmy Hester and Sammy Hester and his sister June Hester.
His is survived by his wife Helen Hester of Covington; grandchildren Kevin James Hester, Kurt Jordan Hester, both of Covington and Holly Elizabeth Goolsby of Loganville; and great granddaughter Makenna Rose Goolsby.
A graveside service will be held on at 3 p.m. Monday Jan. 24, at Lawnwood Memorial Park with Dr. William B. Wade officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Covington, 1169 Clark Street, Covington, Ga. 30014. The Covington News,
Jan. 23, 2010
Anthony A. Hinds
Young Funeral Home
Mr. Anthony A. Hinds died Jan. 19 at Newton Medical Center. He was born in 1941 in St. James, Barbados and had been a resident of Covington for seven years, relocating from New York.
Surviving are wife Mrs. Ellen E. Hinds; children Mr. and Mrs. Moses Chase, Mr. Andrew Chase, Mr. Peter Hinds, Ms. Beverly Hands; two grandchildren; sisters Ms. Loretta Hinds, Ms. Wendy Hinds and Ms. Anne Hinds; nephew Mr. Roy Hinds; other relatives.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with interment following at Lawnwood Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at noon Jan. 25 at 605 Creekview Blvd., Covington. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25. The Covington News,
Jan. 23, 2010