Monday, July 21, 2014

Anna Springston

Anna Springston of Roberta, GA died July 16, 2014.  A memorial service for Anna will be held at the Access Road Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, Saturday, July 26, at 2:00 PM.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Obit - Max G. Kilgore

Max G. Kilgore of Covington, GA, born April 17, 1919, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 19, 2014, at the age of 95. He was born in Palmersville, TN, to John and Charlie Bostic Kilgore who preceded him in death along with his six siblings, Ned, Ralph (Doc), Mary, Dorothy, Annabelle and Sue. Max went to school in Palmersville, TN, until joining a CCC Camp where he worked and completed his final year of high school in Powell, TN. Max was a graduate of the University of Tennessee; and retired as Lieutenant Colonel after 26 years of service, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He continued to work for the US Army as a civilian and retired from Ft. McPherson Forces Command in Atlanta. Max loved his family and the Lord Jesus Christ. While serving overseas, he attended and supported churches in Japan, the Philippines and Germany. He modeled a strong, Christ-centered life for all of his family and friends as he took on various responsibilities in the church, including serving as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and church planner. He was instrumental in establishing a southern Baptist, English speaking church in Manila, Philippines. In his last years, Max faithfully attended the First Baptist Church in Covington.

 

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Brann Kilgore; his four children and their spouses, Leon and Carolyn Kilgore Hayes, Charles and Nancy Kilgore Cook, Charlie and Diane McIntosh Kilgore, Greg and Malinda Hayes Kilgore; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mr. Kilgore will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Dr. Cody McNutt officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, July 21, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014.

 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Louise Stoddard - CORRECTED OBIT

Louise Stoddard, age 70, of Oxford, passed away July 18, 2014. A woman of God, she was a 40-year devoted member of Macedonia Baptist Church, in Oxford, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.  She was a caregiver for multiple families in Newton County.  Mrs. Stoddard enjoyed gardening and cooking, and made the best biscuits around.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Stoddard; son, Mike Stoddard; and grandson, Andrew Stoddard.

 

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Alyce Stoddard, Tim and Sheri Stoddard, Jeff and Jennifer Stoddard; grandchildren, Justin Stoddard, Tiffany Rose, Dylan Meyer, Taylor Nicole Stoddard, Hunter Scott Stoddard; great-granddaughters, Chloe Lane Stoddard, Aubrey Lynn Rose; several sisters and brothers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Stoddard will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:00 AM, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 108 W. Macedonia Church Road, Oxford, GA, with Pastor Larry Cheek officiating and interment following in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd Street, in Covington, Sunday, July 20, from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1357, Oxford, GA  30054, or Special Olympics Georgia, 4000 Dekalb Tech Parkway, Suite 400, Building 400, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Louise Stoddard

Louise Stoddard, age 70, of Oxford, passed away July 18, 2014. A woman of God, she was a 40-year devoted member of Macedonia Baptist Church, in Oxford, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.  She was a caregiver for multiple families in Newton County.  Mrs. Stoddard enjoyed gardening and cooking, and made the best biscuits around.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Stoddard; son, Mike Stoddard; and grandson, Andrew Stoddard.

 

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Alyce Stoddard, Tim and Sheri Stoddard, Jeff and Jennifer Stoddard; grandchildren, Tiffany Rose, Dylan Meyer, Justin Stoddard, Taylor Nicole Stoddard, Hunter Scott Stoddard; great-granddaughters, Aubrey Lynn Rose, Chloe Lane Stoddard; several sisters and brothers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Stoddard will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:00 AM, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 108 W. Macedonia Church Road, Oxford, GA, with Pastor Larry Cheek officiating and interment following in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd Street, in Covington, Sunday, July 20, from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 W. Macedonia Church Road, Oxford, GA  30054, or, Special Olympics

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Obit - Doris T. Mitchell Bowie

Doris T. Mitchell Bowie of Covington, passed away July 16, 2014, at the age of 93. Mrs. Bowie was a lifelong resident of Newton County, and faithful member of Voice of Pentecost, in Covington. Additionally, she was a former member of United Pentecostal Church, where she served as youth director, the ladies auxiliary leader and Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. Bowie was a published song writer and poet, and proud member of the National Poetry Society of Who's Who. She enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with those she loved. Mrs. Bowie was preceded in death by her first husband of 32 years, W.J. (Dub) Mitchell; second husband of 23 years, Roy E. "Smokey" Bowie; step-daughter, Mary B. Whittaker; and her parents, Robert C. Tankersley and Vadie Tankersley Parish.

 

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Loyal Allen of Oxford; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Mary Mitchell of Hillsboro; step-daughter, Ann B. Mathews of Covington; grandchildren, Steve and Laine Mitchell, Elaine and Chad Daniell, Heather and Todd Cannarella; great-grandchildren, Ashlie Mitchell, AJ Mitchell, Caley Mitchell, Emma Mitchell, Bethany Daniell, Ryan Daniell, Mitchell Cannarella, Madeline Cannarella, Maxwell Cannarella; great-great-granddaughter, Khloe Mitchell.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bowie will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, 11:00 AM, at Voice of Pentecost, 4648 Salem Road, in Covington, with Rev. Gavin Moon officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Thursday, July 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

 

Obit - Jesse L. Burgess

Jesse L. Burgess of Covington, passed away July 15, 2014, at the age of 75. Mr. Burgess was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Covington. He was a retired member of the Local #72 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, after 57 years of dedicated service, all while serving as owner and operator of Alcovy Day Lily Farm for 20 years. Additionally, he was involved in the Greater Atlanta Hemerocallis Society and the Rockdale County Genealogical Society. Mr. Burgess was ordained as a Deacon, in 1963, and served in this position at many churches. A loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, he cherished spending time with his family.

 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Lois Burgess; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rick Mobley; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Tracy Burgess; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Joshua, Aaron, Stephen, Michael, David, Hannah, Joseph, Elisabeth, Michaela and Josiah Mobley, Meagan and Samantha Burgess; great-grandchildren, Addi and Dyllon Mobley; sisters, Cora Faye Foster, Annelle Maddox, Jannelle Hadley; brother, Floyd Burgess; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Funeral Services for Mr. Burgess will be held Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:00 AM, at the First Baptist Church, in Covington, with Dr. Cody McNutt officiating. Interment will be held Monday, 2:30 PM, in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, in Tucker. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Sunday, July 20, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014.