Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Obit - William "Bill" Hoffman

Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman passed away in his Covington home, September 30, 2014, at the age of 90. Mr. Hoffman was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where he also served as past chairman of the Board, Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Intermediate Department. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II. In addition to his service to his country, he supported his local community in various roles including: board member at Newton General Hospital for ten years, chairman of the Newton-Rockdale District Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America, senior vice commander of the American Legion Post 32, past president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce and treasurer of the Rotary Club before being elected president in February 1962. Mr. Hoffman was a founding member of the First National Bank of Newton County where he served 15 years as president. Additionally, he was a member of the Covington Elks Lodge # 1806. He and his wife, Betty Jean, operated the local radio station WGFS for 25 years. Mr. Hoffman was a certified master electrician for both commercial and residential buildings. He enjoyed going to Waffle House, cutting his grass and traveling – especially his annual snow skiing trips with his family. Mr. Hoffman was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the entire community. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Vaughan) Hoffman; and his parents, Ralph William and Emily (Guild) Hoffman, Sr.

 

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Temples of Covington; son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Kendall Hoffman of Chelsea, AL; grandchildren, Heather and Chris Day of Monroe, Krista and Matt Holbrook of Monticello, Jake Hoffman, Cade Hoffman, both of Auburn, AL; great-grandchildren, Harli Hipps, Mason Day; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Ann Hoffman of Decatur, AL; sister-in-law, Marie Hoffman of Melbourne, FL; his longtime friend and companion, Ann Hodges; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

A Graveside Service for Mr. Hoffman will be held Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:00 AM, at Lawnwood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Jack Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church, in Covington, Wednesday, October 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605; or the Debt Retirement Fund @ First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Obit - Mildred Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Carlyn Maloy McConnell and her husband, Jerry; grandchildren and their spouses, Thomas Shay and Jeanette Hopkins, Walter and Beth McConnell; great-grandchildren, Emily Shay Hopkins, Rachael McConnell, Walter McConnell, III; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Beth Shaw; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Millie will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, 11:00 AM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Dickie Johnson officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Porterdale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 637, Porterdale, GA 30070.

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Obit - Annelle Townsend

Annelle Townsend, of Oxford, passed away September 26, 2014 at the age of 82.  Married to Grady Townsend for 59 years, the couple honeymooned in Daytona, and visited there every year around their anniversary.  Mrs. Townsend enjoyed shopping, but most of all she loved being with her family.  She was a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church in Conyers and will be remembered as a great cook – always preparing more than enough.  Mrs. Townsend was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sally Mae Davis; brothers, Buford Davis, R.H. Davis; and sister, Willene Royal.

 

Survivors include her beloved husband, Grady Townsend of Oxford; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Larry Cheek of Oxford, Gloria and Steve Lee of Conyers; grandchildren, Lan and Chelsea Moody, Garett and Kayleigh Moody, Amy and Kevin Wade, Dottie Rowe; great-grandchildren, Ashton Wade, Lance Bennington, Landon Moody, Karleigh Rose Moody, and expecting two more; sister, Agnes Canup; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Townsend will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:00 AM, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Dr. Doug Ferguson and Dr. Larry Cheek officiating.  Interment will follow in Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Milledgeville.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, September 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. 

 

 

Obit - Vera K. Stalvey

Vera K. Stalvey, of Covington, passed away September 26, 2014, at the age of 94.  Mrs. Stalvey lived in Rome, GA until she moved to Covington in 1975.  She was a member of Covington Church of God in Covington, and a former member or East Rome Church of God, where she taught Sunday School.  Mrs. Stalvey enjoyed quilting, crocheting and ceramics, but her focus was being a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Norwood A. Stalvey; grandsons, Scott Stalvey and Tony Stalvey; great-grandson, Matthew Stalvey; parents, Randy and Mary Louise (Morgan) Wright

 

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Sharon Stalvey of Covington, Billy and Evelyn Stalvey of Dahlonega; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Otis Wright of Toronto, Canada and Wesley Wright of Rome; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A Graveside Service for Mrs. Stalvey will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, 12:00PM, at East View Cemetery, 725 Kingston Ave, NE, in Rome with Pastor Ricky Kelley and Wesley Wright officiating. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Sunday, September 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions be made in memory of Mrs. Stalvey to Newton Medical Center – Auxiliary and Volunteer Services, 5126 Hospital Drive, Covington, GA  30014

 

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