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