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Mr. Dewey Ca­son

Har­well Fu­neral Home

Mr. Dewey Ca­son of Ox­ford passed away at his home sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily on July 10. The son of the late Charles A. and Sadie Ruth Bost­wick Ca­son, he was born in 1925 in Ox­ford. Mr. Ca­son was a life­long res­i­dent of Ox­ford and was a mem­ber of Gum Creek Pres­by­te­rian Church where he served faith­fully as an el­der and mem­ber un­til his death. He served his coun­try proudly in the United States Navy dur- ing World War II. Mr. Ca­son re­tired from Snap­ping Shoals EMC af­ter 35 years of ser­vice.

Mr. Ca­son is sur­vived by his wife Mrs. Betty Neal Ca­son; daugh­ters and sons-in-law Kim and Dale Dy­long and Kathy and Keith Christopherson; grand­chil­dren Kasey Dy­long, Kari Dy­long and Kyle Christopherson all of Ox­ford; brothers and sis­ters-in-law Robert and Mynra Ca­son and Jack and Bertha Ca­son; sis­ter and brother-in­law Sadie Ruth and Gene Garner; brother-in-law and sis­ter-in-law Robert and Ola House also all of Ox­ford; nu­mer­ous niec- es, neph­ews, other fam­ily and close friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Ca­son will be held at 11 a.m. to­day, July 13, at the Gum Creek Pres­by­te­rian Church with the Rev. Ken Wilmesh­err of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Ox­ford His­tor­i­cal Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers those de­sir­ing may make con­tri­bu­tions to Gum Creek Pres­by­te­rian Church, 2700 Gum Creek Road, Ox­ford, GA 30054 in honor of Mr. Ca­son.

Dou­glas H. Digby

Wheeler Fu­neral Home

Dou­glas H. Digby of Cov­ing­ton died Sun­day July 10 at New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was born in 1927 in Cov­ing­ton to Hamp­ton Paul and Cleo John­ston Digby. He was a lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and great grand­fa­ther. He en­joyed tend­ing his cat­tle, watch­ing west­ern movies, sitting on the porch with his dog watch­ing the deer in his yard and travel. He was Chief of Po­lice for the city of Cov­ing­ton from 1972 to 1977 and was a Deputy sher­iff for New­ton County for 17 years. He was also a mem­ber of VFW Post 5290 and the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 0077 in Cony­ers and the Po­lice Of­fi­cers As­so­ci­a­tion of Ge­or­gia.

Mr. Digby is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 28 years, Wi­nona Digby; daugh­ter and son-in­law Dianne and Mal­colm Clark of Dac­ula; sons and daugh­ters-in­law Paul and Lori Digby of Bain­bridge, Wayne and Deedy Digby of Cov­ing­ton; grand­chil­dren Daniel and wife Ash­ley Digby, Michelle and hus­band Paun­cho Huf­stetler, Bryan Digby; great grand­son Van Digby; sis­ter Shirley Chan­dler; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews and his beloved and faith­ful dog Unico. He is pre­ceded in death by his mother and fa­ther Hamp­ton and Cleo Digby, brothers Glen and Joe Digby and sis­ter Mary Smith.

Ser­vices will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs­day, July 14, at the chapel of Wheeler Fu­neral Home with the Rev. Tim Part­low of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will be at Taber­na­cle Ceme­tery. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the fu­neral home on from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. to­day, July 13. Guests may sign the on­line reg­is­ter book at www.wheel­er­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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