Friday, August 22, 2014

Obit - Charles "Chic" Gilsten

Charles "Chic" Gilsten of Covington, passed away August 21, 2014, at the age of 71. Mr. Gilsten attended Miami Dade College, in Florida. Following his parents death, he operated the Monarch Wine Co., which they had founded in 1960, and was known for their King Cotton Peach Wine. Additionally, Mr. Gilsten worked for himself in commercial real estate. He enjoyed going to Lake Lanier and racing his speed boat which could reach speeds of 115 MPN. Mr. Gilsten took pride in taking care of himself, and did so by working out and eating healthy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Renee (Prozan) Gilsten.

 

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ruby (Wendy) Gilsten; children and their spouses, Charlie Newton Gilsten and his wife, Heather Danielle Gilsten, Ardinell Renee "Nell" Marie and her husband, Gene Marie, all of Springfield, MO, Natalie Wynn Gilsten of St. Louis, MO, Michael Johnathon Gilsten of Covington, GA; and his grandson, Quentin Colter Bean of Springfield, MO.

 

Funeral Services for Mr. Gilsten will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Adam Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, August 23, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Interment will be held in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, in Buffalo, MO, at a later date.

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Obit - Jim Mitchell

James Mitchell of Loganville, died August 19, 2014, at the age of 79.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 22, 2014, 2:30 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, August 21, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
 
Kari Saunchegraw
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home
1215 Access Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
770-786-7062 (O)
770-728-1727 (F)
 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Obit - Betty Sue Wallace Christian

Betty Sue Wallace Christian of Covington, passed away August 18, 2014, at the age of 89. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, in Covington. Mrs. Christian was a loving wife and mother, and enjoyed watching her sons play sports. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Christian; son, Greg Christian; and her parents, Julian and Flora Belle (Horsley) Wallace.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Christian Helms; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Timothy "Tim" and Phyllis Christian of Johns Creek, Wallace Edward and Toni Christian of Ellaville; grandchildren, Dawn Helms Dalton, Frank Lamar Christian, Elizabeth "Libby" Christian Allen, Kendall Anne Christian Stowell; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Edwin Wallace of Jacksonville, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Christian will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 3:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Dr. Douglas Gilreath and Rev. Jan McCoy officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers Street SW, Covington, GA 30014.  

Obit - Jimmy Larry Ivey

Larry Ivey, age 73, of Monticello, passed away August 17, 2014. Mr. Ivey proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a dedicated employee of Newton County for 30 years. Mr. Ivey enjoyed fishing and hunting, as well as dirt track racing and working on cars. He was loved, and will be missed by his family and friends. Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Cofer; parents, Simmie and Glantis (Floyd) Ivey; and his brother, Chalton Ivey.

 

Survivors include his sister, Ruby Jean Bates of Covington; former wife and caregiver, Mildred G. Ivey; Mildred's children, Michelle Long, Lisa Shelley, Mark Long, Steve Long; niece, Wanda Ivey; nephew, Derek Ivey; and caregiver, Crystal Thomas.

 

A Memorial Service for Mr. Ivey will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with interment following in Stewart Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, one hour prior to his service, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047.

 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Obit - Hugh Newsome

Hugh Newsome, age 86, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2014. Mr. Newsome proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a native of Wilkes County, but has been a resident of Newton County for more than 70 years. Mr. Newsome was an agent for Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company for over 20 years. Following his insurance career, he became a real estate agent/broker, for Conner Smith Realty, where he worked for 15 years. He was always thrilled to work with first-time homebuyers. He was an avid golfer who started playing golf at the age of 6, and continuing playing well into his 80's. His coffee shop buddies, who he met with daily, except Sundays, were an important part of his life. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Newsome was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bessie (Williamson) Newsome.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Newsome; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Kevin Howell of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Sherry Newsome of Covington, Bob Newsome of Conyers; grandchildren, Kimberly and Jon Wilber, Kraig Howell, Caine Howell, Joshua Newsome, Matthew Newsome; great-granddaughters, Katelin Wilber, Katheryn Wilber; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

A Memorial Service for Mr. Newsome will be held Monday, August 18, 2014, 1:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Adam Cooper officiating, and interment following in Covington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, August 17, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.