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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mary Ward

Mary Elizabeth Ward of Covington, passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Wood County, Ohio, December 15, 1924, to the late Earl and Mary Leatherman, she was the 7th of 15 children.  In 1946, Mrs. Ward graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, then furthered her education at Midwifery Course in Hayden, Kentucky, where she graduated in 1953. She worked as a visiting nurse for several years in Toledo, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Ward converted to Christianity, in 1947, at a Youth for Christ meeting. In 1951, she graduated from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. She was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Paul Ward; parents; and her 11 sisters and brothers.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 55 years, Paul M. Ward of Covington; grandson and his wife, Daniel and Stephanie Ward; great-grandson, Ethan Ward, all of Oxford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Jane Leatherman of Toledo, OH, Howard and Erma Leatherman of Timberville, OH; sister, Blanche Sprouse of Toledo, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ward will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11:00 AM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Tanner Cline officiating, and interment following in New Covington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, prior to her service, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mary Ward

Family in Thursday Morning to make final arrangements.

Tentative Arrangements:
Visitation - Saturday  9 - 11 AM   Access Road
Funeral Service - 11 AM  Access Road
Interment - New Covington Cemetery

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Edna Lorena Scarbrough of Covington, GA, passed away July 17, 2015, at the age of 78.  She was born January 7, 1937, in Asheville, NC, to the late Luther Bostian and Mary Lorena Snider. She grew up in Atlanta, where she met her life partner, Charles. In 1972, she and Charles moved to New Orleans, LA, where they raised their four children.  Following their retirement in 1999, they moved back to Covington.  Mrs. Scarbrough was a long-time member of Starrsville United Methodist Church, having served on the Staff Parrish Relations Council and Church Council. She was involved with the Joy Group and assisted with the annual BBQ fundraiser. In addition to serving wherever needed, she, along with her husband, kept all the church supplies ordered and in stock. An excellent bowler, she qualified for the National Senior Bowling League. Mrs. Scarbrough enjoyed all types of cuisine, from Georgia cooking to New Orleans staples, but her passion was cooking for her family and friends.

Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Charles H. Scarbrough; children and spouses, Cynthia Lorena Colburn and her husband, Dale of Covington, Sandra Lee Scarbrough Campbell, Pamela Marie Barrosse and her husband, Miguel, David Charles Scarbrough and his wife, Kearstin Marie all of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren, Jeffrey Colburn, Hannah Lorena Colburn, Douglas Colburn, JoBeth Campbell, Mia Campbell, Elijah Charles Scarbrough; brother and sister-in-law, John Phillip and Martha Carol Snider of Lithia Springs, GA; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Scarbrough will be held Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00 PM, at Starrsville United Methodist Church, 2786 Dixie Road, in Covington, with Rev. Dr. Susan Martin Taylor officiating, and interment following in Starrsville United Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Wednesday, July 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Flowers are accepted, or   contributions may be made, in her memory to Starrsville United Methodist Church.

Leeb Obit

Howard Leeb was born in 1930 in Illinois, but he grew up mainly in Los Angeles. He once commented that he remembered when the San Fernando Valley was full of orange groves instead of Orange Juliuses. He served in the Army during the Korean War, and later went on to graduate from Wayne State University in Michigan, where he met and married Judy Segal. He and Judy became members of the Baha'i Faith in the early 60's, and this faith led them to pioneer in Colombia in1967, taking their three young daughters Linda, Patricia and Deborah with them.


While in Colombia, Howard and Judy had another child, Amoz. Howard joined the US Foreign Service, which took him to many other places in the world, including Pakistan immediately after the Iranian Revolution, where he was able to be of great assistance to many Bahá'í refugees fleeing persecution in Iran. He was in a unique position to provide invaluable information to the State Department on this then-unknown religion and its situation and history in Iran, saving countless lives.  He served his country and his Faith with distinction in Venezuela, Pakistan, Brazil, Mozambique, and Panama.


When Judy died in 1983, Howard married Ruth Fair, extending his family to include her daughters Jennifer and Rebecca. After retirement, he and Ruth lived in southwest Virginia, and later in Athens, Georgia. Widowed once again in 2011, Howard moved to the Atlanta area, where he lived until his death from a massive brain aneurysm on July 18, 2015.


Howard was a gentle, brilliant, kind man, who was widely loved and admired by all who met him.


Howard's accomplishments in service to his faith and country are superseded only by his success in creating a warm, loving family. He is deeply loved by his four children, two stepchildren, and nine grandchildren.  He will be missed for the rest of their lives.


Funeral Services for Mr. Leeb will be held Monday, July 20, 2015, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Linda Leeb Duper officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park.



Sara King

Sara Elizabeth King of Covington, passed away July 18, 2015, at the age of 82. She was a quick witted, one-of- a-kind, generous lady. Mrs. King dearly loved spending time with her close-knit family. In addition, she enjoyed her beautiful flowers, doing yardwork and watching all sports. Mrs. King was a long-time member of Stewart Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll King; parents, Vernon ad Opal Moore; sister, Patricia Pittman; and brother, Charles H. Moore.

Survivors include her son, Jimmy Carroll King; granddaughters, Kayla King, Kelly Todd and her husband, James; sister, Peggy Moore Pittman; brothers and sisters-in-law, William "Willie" and Yvonne Moore, Buster and Shirley Moore; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; several great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for Mrs. King will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Dr. Jeff Perkins officiating with interment following in Stewart Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3 hours prior to the service on Tuesday, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.