Thursday, April 19, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Birdie Erlene (MawMaw) Franklin of Monticello, passed away April 17, 2018, at the age of 88. Mrs. Franklin was a devoted Christian and loved attending church. She was an animal lover at heart and had a special fondness for dogs - especially her sweet Lil Daisy. When spending time at home, Mrs. Franklin was a QVC enthusiast. Her favorite outing was eating at Pa Pa's Country Buffet where she enjoyed the fellowship with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Franklin, Sr.; children, Carrie Franklin, Robert Lee "Bobby" Franklin, Jr., Timothy Joel Franklin, George William "Billy" Franklin; grandchildren, Joanna Franklin, Russell Franklin; parents, George B. and Ruby (Farmer) Hicks; and sister, Mary Hayes.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Charles, Lisa, Kelly, Bobbie, Shannon, Rallie, Kenney, Shane, Regina, Billy J.; 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Janice Moon; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. Franklin will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:00 AM, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor LC Givens officiating and interment following at Bethel Christian Church Cemetery, in Conyers. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home, two hours prior to her service, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Flowers are accepted, or memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Wayne McDonald of Covington, passed away April 17, 2018, at 71 years of age. In addition to serving as president of Covington Lions Club, Mr. McDonald enjoyed spending time coaching and refereeing little league football. He was known as a fixer of most anything mechanical! Mr. McDonald was a hard-working man who was dedicated to providing for his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father. Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Brenda McDonald; parents, Spearman Tarpley and Cora Lee (Burrell) McDonald. Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Charlie McDonald, Steven and Gina McDonald; and grandson, Zach McDonald.
A Graveside Service for Mr. McDonald will be held Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 PM, in Lawnwood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road, Covington, with Rev. Todd Heil officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Thursday, April 19, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Leigh Moss of Covington, passed away April 14, 2018, at the age of 49. Leigh was a faithful member of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield. From her experiences of losing her infant sons, she developed a passion for encouraging and supporting others who suffered the loss of a child. A devoted and caring mother, Leigh took pride in dressing her girls in cute clothes with matching accessories. She was an exceptional cook and her favorite genres of music were Southern Gospel and country. Leigh's family will remember her as a loving wife, mother, and aunt. She was preceded in death by her son, William Todd Moss; and mother, Linda Ann (Goolsby) Hollis.
Survivors include her loving husband of 20 years, Todd Moss; daughters, Savannah Moss, Gracie Moss; father and step-mother, Kenneth G. and Jan Hollis; sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Mike Cason of Lawrenceville; brother and sister-in-law, Clay and Fran Hollis of Newnan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Leigh will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 2:00 P.M., at New Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 190 Rocky Creek Road, Mansfield, GA 30055, with Dr. Randy Reese officiating and interment following in New Rocky Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends may visit with her family, Tuesday, April 17th, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Jamie Ruth Ruark of Mansfield, passed away April 13, 2018, at the age of 65. Mrs. Ruark was employed with FNB where she worked as a loan officer for more than 25 years. Not only a member of Mansfield Baptist Church, she headed-up the Nursing Home Ministry for her church. This leadership role came as no surprise given Mrs. Ruark's heart for the elderly and her passion for caring for those in need. Family and friends were an integral part of her daily life, and she was especially fond of her grandchildren. She engaged with them by doing activities they loved, such as watching Gaven play sports, or drawing and being creative with Aubrey. Mrs. Ruark's favorite ways to relax and enjoy life were squirrel and bird-watching and trips to the beach. She also liked to work sales at Duvall Livestock. Mrs. Ruark was preceded in death by her parents, Jamie Lee and Martha Louise (Johnson) Henderson.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, James Ruark; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Scott Burton; son, Clint Ruark; grandchildren, Gaven Edge, Aubrey Burton; brothers and sister-in-law, Mike Henderson, Charlie and Lynn Henderson; nieces, Erica Whitehead, Tonya Doss, Leigh Anne Brown, Lynn Peters; and nephews, Dylan Henderson, Justin Henderson, Brannon Schwamlein.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. Ruark will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018, 1:00 P.M., at Mansfield Baptist Church, 101 Woodlawn Road, in Mansfield, with Dr. Jeff Perkins officiating and interment following in Carmel Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends may visit with her family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Wednesday, April 18th, from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. Flowers are accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Baptist Church, Nursing Home Ministry.