Thursday, June 30, 2016

Peggy Mitchell obit

Peggy Jo Mitchell of Oxford passed away June 29, 2016, at the age of 81. Mrs. Mitchell, or "Grandmama", as she was affectionately known to her family, adored her children and grandchildren, and loved cooking for them. She was a faithful member of Newton Baptist Church and the Ambassadors Sunday School class. One of her favorite pastimes was traveling with her church family. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Larkin and Annie Nell (Binford) Canup; and her brothers, James and Sidney Canup.

 

Survivors include her beloved husband of 58 ½ years, William W. Mitchell; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Dean McAvoy, Jan and Terry Barnett; sons and daugthers-in-law, Julian and Jane Mitchell, Joel and Christy Mitchell; grandchildren, Austin and Emily Mitchell, Jena Mitchell, Kayla and Jared Martz, Evan and Katie McAvoy, Melissa McAvoy, Taylor Mitchell, Amber Mitchell, Kristin Barnett, Jacob McAvoy, Tori Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Noah Martz, Lily Kate Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Polly Canup, Cynthia Canup; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mitchell will be held at Newton Baptist Church, Saturday, July 2, 2016, 2:00 PM with Pastor Tony Howeth officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road in Covington, Friday, July 1, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made, in Mrs. Mitchell's memory, to Newton Baptist Church – Missions Fund, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, GA 30016.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Obit - Violet Campbell

Violet Campbell of Covington, passed away June 17, 2016, at the age of 96. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and reading. Ms. Campbell will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elamuel and Ruth (Malcolm) Campbell; brothers, Henri Campbell and Clement Campbell.

 

Survivors include her sister, Myrtle Campbell; brothers, Nugent Campbell, Osmond Campbell; nieces, Barbara Campbell, Jennifer Campbell, Beverly Campbell, Yvonne Campbell, Shirley Campbell, Christine Campbell, Jenny Campbell, Marvia Campbell, Calesha Campbell; nephews, Easton Lascelles, Renville Lascelles, Denton Campbell, Robert Campbell, Andrew Campbell, O'Neil Campbell, Patrick Campbell, Neville Campbell and Vernon Campbell.

 

Funeral Services for Ms. Campbell will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rupert Thomas officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family for visitation at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.












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Office Manager, Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Inc.
770-786-7062 | 770-786-7067 | kari.s@caldwellandcowan.com | www.caldwellandcowan.com | 1215 Access Road, Covington, GA 30014
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Obit - Dorothy Corinne (Gaudreau) Sparkman

Mrs. Dorothy Corinne (Gaudreau) Sparkman, 92, of Conyers, passed away June 26, 2016. Mrs. Sparkman was born in Miami, Florida, to the late Louis and Virginia (Roberts) Gaudreau. She married her beloved husband, John, in 1941. Mrs. Sparkman was a faithful, active member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church for 24 years. Additionally, she was a member of the Presbyterian Women's group and taught Sunday School when she was younger. Mrs. Sparkman was a loving and dedicated mother who devoted her life to raising her family at home. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, cross stitching and working with ceramics. Preceding her in death were her husband of 53 years, John Elwood Sparkman; sons, John and Russell Sparkman; parents; sisters, Rose Lassiter, Shirley Capes, Gloria Davis; and her brothers, Louis, Joseph and Ernest Gaudreau.

 

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Calvin Varnes; grandchildren, Michael and Angela Varnes, Johnny and Gail Varnes, Lori Ann and Ward Dameron, Russell Sparkman, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Christian, Neely, Noah, Eli, Riley, Colin; great-great-grandchildren, Preston and Raylan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Sparkman will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 3:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Elizabeth Young and Rev. Ron Hieber officiating. Friends may visit with her family Tuesday, one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. A private graveside service will be held at Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made, in Mrs. Sparkman's memory, to Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, 2700 Gum Creek Road, Oxford, GA 30054.







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770-786-7062 | 770-786-7067 | kari.s@caldwellandcowan.com | www.caldwellandcowan.com | 1215 Access Road, Covington, GA 30014


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Teresa Ashton

Teresa Ashton passed away at her home in Social Circle, Friday, June 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and close friends after a valiant 6-year bout with cancer.  She was 66 years old.  Teresa was born March 12, 1950, to a tenderhearted WWII veteran and a witty Northeasterner residing in College Park, GA.  Winston Howard and Mary Ruth (Colley) Barrett instilled in Teresa a heart of generosity, which was witnessed by everyone she knew and loved.  She had three siblings, Phila, Linda, and Clay.  The most influential person in her life was her grandmother, who often read to her from the Bible.

 

While studying at Georgia Southern University, Teresa met a handsome redhead named David Ashton.  Forty-one years after getting married, David and Teresa continued to model a loving, Godly, and servant hearted marriage in every way.

 

Despite wanting to grow up to be a cowgirl, Teresa spent a brief career as a probation officer before being called to be a full-time housewife and mother.  She loved her two boys and deeply desired to nurture them to become responsible, Godly men.  Most would agree that she succeeded.  Teresa loved to camp, garden, and restore classic cars.  She was deeply involved with a very special church body at Sewell United Methodist Church.  Teresa was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Phila Williams; brother, Clay Barrett.

 

Survivors include her husband David Ashton; sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and Kelly Ashton, Drew and Christi Ashton; grandchildren, Barrett, Kai, and Abby; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Jimmy Porter.

 

A Funeral Service for Mrs. Ashton was held Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:00 AM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, with Rev. John Ozley, Sandy Jackson, Sherri George, Trent Ozburn and Sandi Quiles officiating.  Interment followed in Sewell United Methodist Cemetery, 1660 Sewell Church Rd., in Mansfield.   Contributions in Teresa's memory can be made to Sewell United Methodist Church, General Fund, 1660 Sewell Church Road, Mansfield, GA  30055 or Campus Crusade for Christ, Att: Contributions, P.O. Box 628222, Orlando, FL  32862.

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

James Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., of Sparta, GA passed away June 23, 2016, at the age of 71. Mr. Allgood was a native of Oxford, he and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006. He retired from Ginn Motor Company after 20 years of service. A true car lover, he was especially fond of muscle cars. Mr. Allgood was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Sr., and Roberta (Cook) Allgood.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Frances Allgood; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Troy Davis, April and Jimmy Sabo; son and daughter-in-law, Sam, Jr., and Candace Allgood; twelve grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Voncile and George Martin; brother and sister-in-law, Wiley, Jr., and Norma Allgood; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A Graveside Service for Mr. Allgood will be held Sunday, June 26, 2016, 3:00 PM, at Lawnwood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road in Covington, with Dr. Alan Posey officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road in Covington, prior to the service from 12:00 – 2:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Serenity Hospice, 510 Bellevue Ave, Dublin, GA 31021, or Island Creek Baptist Church, Island Creek Church Road, Sparta, GA 31087.