Mrs. Ella T. Freeman of Covington died July 25 at her residence. The daughter of Sadie and David Terry, she was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked as a secretary at Fire Insurance Company for 15 years.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Richard and Lori Freeman of Covington; daughter and son-in-law Bill and Dale Stringer of Covington; son Spencer Freeman of San Francisco, Calif.; nephew and his wife Leo and Phyllis Durkin of Long Island, N.Y.; grandchildren Ethan Stringer, Amy Sumpter, Austin Greenway; several great and great-great nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband “Bud” Llewellyn Freeman.
A memorial service for Mrs. Freeman will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www. wheelerfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Dianne K. Hickly, 64, of Covington, passed away July 23. The daughter of the late Clarence Nolan and Katie Mae Boyd Kendall, she was born in Atlanta in 1947. Mrs. Hickly was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, The Sizzlin Red Hat Mama’s and a member of the Sorority Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Episolon Lambda. Mrs. Hickly was also very active, along with her husband in the GWRRA, Chapter A and together the Hicklys were the Past Couple of the Year 2010 and Current Couple of the Year of the District for 2011. She was the Chapter A membership enhancement coordinator and the enhancement coordinator for the State of Georgia. Mrs. Hickly was retired from the Georgia Army National Guard. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend.
Surviving are her husband, Mr. Bob Hickly; son and future daughterin-law Shawn Hickly and Dana Mullins of Covington; daughters and sonin-law Debbie and Brian Mursch of Decatur and Stephanie Hickly Ankney of Garland, Texas; grandson Brent Ankney; brothers and sisters-in-law William Kendall of Dixon, Ill., David and Donna Kendall of Sterling, Ill., and Larry and Darla Foy Kendall of Rock Falls, Ill.; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and close friends.
Memorial services for Mrs. Hickly will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to GWRRA GA District and please place Dianne K. Hickly M. A. Fund on the memo line of your donations. Send those donations to Traci Thrasher GWRRA GA District Treasurer, 1060 Peacock Drive, Bishop, GA 30621.
James Marvin Robertson of Covington died July 24 at his residence. The son of James Homer and Katie Lou Shumate Robertson, he was born in 1921 in Lithonia. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He enjoyed farming and tending to his garden, watching the Braves play and listening to country music. He loved his country and the American flag.
Mr. Robertson is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Betty Wilkins Robertson; daughter and son-in-law Gloria and Terry Farmer of Covington; son and daughter-in-law Rodney and Paula Robertson of Covington; daughter-in-law Kay Robertson of McDonough; sisters Roselle Bowers and Gladys Warbington and brother: Lewis Robertson of Lithonia; grandchildren Kevin Robertson, Travis and wife Heidi Robertson, Jason Farmer, Taylor, Ethan and Logan Robertson; greatgrandchildren: Kade, Ireland and Stella Robertson; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Ricky Robertson, brother Thomas Robertson, and sisters Betty Jean Robertson and Ethel Dobbs.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 27, in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev Kenneth Hughes officiating. Interment will be at Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Guests may sign the online register book at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com.