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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. wheel­er­fu­ner­al­

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.wheel­er­fu­ner­al­

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