Mother and daugh­ter in Cov­ing­ton home in­va­sion held at gun­point early Sun­day

The Covington News - - Front page - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

A Cov­ing­ton woman said she was robbed at gun­point early Sun­day morn­ing at her Lake­view Drive home was in­vaded by three uniden­ti­fied men.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case; how­ever, the woman was un­able to iden­tify ei­ther the al­leged rob­bers or the weapons they used, be­cause she said she kept her head down out of fear dur­ing the en­tire rob­bery, ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment.

The only item that was re­ported as stolen for cer- tain was a large, flat screen TV from Rent-A-Cen­ter, be­lieved to be worth ap­prox­i­mately $1,000. The rob­bers also opened up a safe and searched through cloth­ing, ac­cord­ing to the re­port, but it’s un­known if they stole any­thing else.

Mrs. Mary Merle Davis, 85, a life­long res­i­dent of Cov­ing­ton passed away Sun­day, Aug. 26. She was born May 30, 1927 in Cov­ing­ton to Jesse and Al­lie Far­row. Mrs. Davis was re­tired from Ox­ford In­dus­tries where she was em­ployed for a num­ber of years as a seam­stress. She en­joyed sewing and gar­den­ing and loved spend­ing time with her fam­ily and was very close with her great grand­son Cody. Mrs. Davis was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Frank Car­son Davis.

Mrs. Davis is sur­vived by her son Wayne Davis, her daugh­ter and son-in­law Claudia and Randy Den­nis all of Cov­ing­ton along her grand­chil­dren Les­lie and Wayne Sparks of Monticello and great grand­child Cody Sparks.

Grave­side ser­vices for Mrs. Davis was held yes­ter­day, Aug. 28, at Cov­ing­ton City Ceme­tery.

Mr. Robert E. “Bob” Peter­son, 70, hus­band of Linda Dunn Peter­son, died Aug. 27 at his home. Born in Ap­ple­ton, Wis., he was a son of Harold E. and Norma D. Kil­lam Peter­son. Mr. Peter­son was a mem­ber of Bethel United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a vet­eran of the Viet­nam War. He re­tired as Op­er­a­tions Man­ager from In­ter­na­tional Pa­per. Mr. Peter­son was a man who loved his God, fam­ily and job. He saw the good in ev­ery­one and never judged. Love is not an easy feel­ing to put into words. Nei­ther is loy­alty or trust or joy, but he per­son­i­fied all three. He loved life com­pletely and lived it in­tensely.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of Sumter; daugh­ter Jen­nifer Hayes (Michael) of Irmo, S.C.; grand­daugh­ters, Anna Hayes and El­iz­a­beth Hayes; and broth­ers, Don Peter­son (Rita) of Athens, Ala., and Rick Peter­son (Elaine) of Wooster, Ohio.

Funeral ser­vices will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs­day at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cyn­thia Tay­lor of­fi­ci­at­ing. Grave­side ser­vices will be held at 1 p.m. Fri­day in the Bethel Community Ceme­tery in Stone Moun­tain.

Me­mo­ri­als may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, Cuba Mis­sion Fund, 5575 Lode­bar Road, Sumter, SC 29153, or to the Wounded War­rior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Mr. Frank Ed­ward Wat­son Sr., 82, of Monticello, passed away Aug. 24. A res­i­dent of Riverside Health­care Cen­ter for the past two years, he was a log­ger, welder and me- chanic for most of his life.

Sur­vivors in­clude his sons Frank Wat­son Jr. of Wal­nut Grove, Har­ri­son Wat­son of Monticello, Joseph Wat­son of Pee­bles, Ohio; daugh­ters Betty McLeod of Ar­car­dia, Fla., Frances Bleck­well of Monticello, Mary Har­ris of Sara­sota, Fla.; nu­mer­ous grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

Mr. Wat­son wished to be cre­mated and taken to Ohio to be placed with his par­ents Mr. and Mrs. Har­ri­son (Mary) Wat­son. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by his fam­ily.

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