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Judy Shep­ard Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home

Judy Shep­ard, 68, of Wal­nut Grove, passed away March 6. She was a de­voted wife and mother for 52 years, and she loved her grand­chil­dren dearly. Mrs. Shep­ard was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther Gard­ner Clyde Reynolds.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band Ralph Shep­ard of Ox­ford; daugh­ters and son-in-law Kelly Hol­comb, Kar­rie and Jimmy Adams; sons and daugh­ter-in-law Keith Shep­ard, Kevin and Angie Shep­ard; mother Vi Reynolds; grand­chil­dren Tyler Shep­ard, DJ Hol­comb, Jes­sica Adams, Tori Heath, Tif­fany Wag­ner, Am­ber Adams, Abby Har­ri­son and Chan­dler Shep­ard; great-grand­chil­dren Mila Hol­comb, Rea­gin Har­ri­son, Cayson Heath, Emma Wag­ner, Eve­lyn Shep­ard; sis­ter and brother-in-law Nancy and Jack Cronin.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mrs. Shep­ard were held March 10 at the Chapel of Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home, 1215 Ac­cess Road with the Rev. Wayne Thoma­son of­fi­ci­at­ing and in­ter­ment fol­low­ing in Corinth Me­mo­rial Gar­dens in Lo­ganville. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Na­tional Mul­ti­ple Sclero­sis So­ci­ety at www.na­tionalmsso­ci­ety.org. Roger Wade Blaker

Roger Wade Blaker, 60, of So­cial Cir­cle, passed away March 2 at New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter fol­low­ing a brief ill­ness. Mr. Blaker was the son of Ray Wil­liam Blaker and Eloise Wade Blaker Shep­ard. He was born in Mem­phis, Tenn., and moved with his fam­ily to Dekalb County at the age of 3. He grad­u­ated from Avon­dale High School and West Ge­or­gia Col­lege, where he earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in so­ci­ol­ogy. Fol­low­ing his col­lege grad­u­a­tion, Wade moved to Gainesville, Fla., where he co-founded and co­op­er­ated the res­tau­rant Café Gar­dens, which catered to stu­dents of the Univer­sity of Florida. He later re­turned to Ge­or­gia, where he op­er­ated a busi­ness in Litho­nia and met his beloved wife Ann, who had mi­grated from In­di­ana to teach in Dekalb County. He was pre­ceded in death by his wife Mar­garet Ann Tem­pel Blaker, his fa­ther Ray Wil­liam Baker, his aunt Eve­lyn Wade White and his un­cle Ju­lian Paul Wade.

Sur­viv­ing are his son John Tem­pel (JT) Blaker of Ox­ford, Miss.; his mother Eloise Shep­ard of De­catur; his mother-in­law Hazel Dauby Tem­pel of Prince­ton, Ind.; his step-sis­ter Kather­ine (Kay) Shep­ard Lynch and her hus­band Paul Michael Lynch of So­cial Cir­cle; and a wide cir­cle of rel­a­tives and friends.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice was held March 6 at the Church of the Good Shep­herd with The Rev. Ti­mothy H. Gra­ham pre­sid­ing. A re­cep­tion was held in the Parish Hall im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the ser­vice. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests do­na­tions, in Wade’s mem­ory, be made to the Church of the Good Shep­herd, 4140 Clark St., Cov­ing­ton, GA 30014. Mary Dorn Evans

Mary Dorn Evans, 80, left for Heaven the af­ter­noon of March 8. Her only son, Chris, was by her side. Mary was wid­owed 14 years ago. She leaves be­hind Chris, her daugh­ter-in-law Kim­berly, beloved grand­chil­dren Sarah Jan, John (also in Heaven), An­drew and Deanna Rae. She is also sur­vived by her sis­ter Louise Er­sk­ine of An­der­son, S.C., along with nieces and neph­ews, Celia Er­sk­ine Wil­son, Michael Dorn and Mark Dorn. Mary was blessed with an abun­dance of pre­cious friend­ships as a re­sult of nearly 50 years as a res­i­dent of New­ton County. She had a funlov­ing spirit and was fa­mous for her south­ern cook­ing.

A grave­side ser­vice to cel­e­brate Mary’s life was held at Lawn­wood Me­mo­rial Park March 10. In lieu of flow­ers, mon­e­tary gifts may be given to Pas­sion Con­fer­ences with “John Evans Schol­ar­ship” in the memo line. Ad­dress is: P.O. Box 5,

Roswell, GA 30077. Yvonne Louise Letch­worth Scot Ward Fu­neral Home

Mrs. Yvonne Louise Letch­worth, 79, of Cony­ers, died March 9. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Troy Letch­worth Jr.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter and son-in-law Karen Louise and Alan God­dard, Stock­bridge; their chil­dren J.D. and Jac­que­line God­dard, Matt and Jackque Bent­ley, Jon and Jessie Thomas, Dusty and Julie Dickson, Joe and Lynnsey God­dard; son Thomas Mark Miller, Kingsport, Tenn.; his son Thomas John Miller; daugh­ter and son-in-law Dianne and Danny Thompson, Ox­ford; their chil­dren Robert Todd Thompson, Danny and Dei­dre Slaugh­ter; and eight great-grand­chil­dren.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 2 p.m. Mon­day, March 12, at Scot Ward’s Green Meadow Chapel with the Rev. Sh­eryl Dil­lard of­fi­ci­at­ing. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends from noon un­til 2 p.m. prior to the ser­vice at the fu­neral home. Con­tribu- tions may be made to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, 1925 Cen­tury Blvd. NE, Suite 10, At­lanta, GA 30345. Con­do­lences may be sub­mit­ted on­line at www.scot­ward.com. Lena Reynolds Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home

Lena Reynolds, 93, of Cov­ing­ton, passed away March 8. She was a mem­ber of Por­terdale Bap­tist Church and at­tended The Church at Cov­ing­ton. When she wasn’t walk­ing around Cov­ing­ton, she en­joyed swing­ing on her front porch and greet­ing neigh­bors as they passed by. She also en­joyed spend­ing time with her friends at Mamie’s Kitchen. Mrs. Reynolds was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Sharp Spencer and Mary Lula (Wil­son) Reynolds.

Sur­vivors in­clude her great-niece and hus­band, Su­san and Den­nis Cheek of Cov­ing­ton; great-great­nephews, Jamie Cheek, Jarred Cheek; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

A grave­side ser­vice for Mrs. Reynolds will be held Sun­day, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Lawn­wood Me­mo­rial Park, 1111 Ac­cess Road, in Cov­ing­ton.

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