Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
David M. (Butler) Butler of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School and worked for Brock Cabinet Company during his teenage years. Following graduation, David worked for S&W Towing in Tucker and later worked in construction. He was proceeded in death by his father, Nathan Butler.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Bernice and Jim Hurd of Stone Mountain; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and John Neff; step-brothers and their spouses, Michael and Caroline Hurd of Stafford, VA, Patrick and Chris Hurd of Orange, VA; niece, Brittany Holder and her husband, Pete; nephew, Brandon Neff and his wife, Megan, all of Eatonton; great niece, Juliette Holder; great nephew, Remington Holder; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services for Mr. Butler will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, 11 AM, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Jeff Hegwood and Rev. Eric Brazil officiating. A Graveside Service will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Americus, GA, with Rev. Eric Brazil officiating. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home, one hour prior to his service, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Gwendolyn Bagley, 92, of Peachtree City, passed away March 21, 2017. Mrs. Bagley was a former resident of Conyers, and was a member of Rockdale Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the Senior Choir. After completing her nursing degree, she worked for Piedmont Hospital before deciding to stay home and raise her three children. She enjoyed playing bridge, and along with her husband, Joe, enjoyed traveling to the beach, square dancing and camping in their travel trailer. Additionally, they relished the opportunities to travel with Christian Tours – motorcoach tours traveling all over the United States. Mrs. Bagley was preceded in death by her husband; parents, William and Vera (Keene) Hancken; sister, Geraldine Gaskin; and her brother, William Hancken.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dougald Montgomery of Sharpsburg, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Rusty C. Bagley of Decatur, GA, James Christopher and Renee Bagley of Fuquay-Varina, NC; grandchildren, Trey Busch, Eric and Betsy Bagley, Samantha and Cody Conley, Lauren Bagley, Jessica and Rob Kurkjian, Bart and Jill Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Kailey Busch, Chloe Busch, Tristen Conley, Addisen Conley, Carsen Conley and Graham Montgomery.
A Graveside Service for Mrs. Bagley will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 PM, at Lawnwood Memorial Park, in Covington, with Dwayne Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Saturday, prior to her service, from 11 AM – 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Senior Adult Ministries, c/o Rockdale Baptist Church, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyers, GA 30094.
Bessie Ruth Jackson, a native of Walnut Grove, passed away March 20, 2017, at the age of 90. Ms. Jackson worked for over 20 years for Carwood Uniforms. A lifelong member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, she also served on several church boards and was very active with United Methodist Women. Her hobbies included canning vegetables, gardening, knitting and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shelda Brackett; parents, June P. and Rentha (Rutledge) Thompson; sisters, Martha Brannon, and Myrtle Malloy; brother, Houston Thompson.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Betty J. King of Bold Springs, Eloise and Richard Carter of Loganville, Donna J. Davis of Bethlehem; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Ms. Jackson will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, 2 PM, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Theresa Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Walnut Grove. Friends may visit with her family at the funeral home, Thursday, March 23, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, and again one hour prior to her service, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Mary Lisa (Finger) Cox of Newborn, passed away March 20, 2017 at 51 years of age. Lisa was employed by Bio-Lab in Conyers for 12 years, Walmart Distribution Center for 5 years, and C.R. Bard for 6 years. She loved arts and crafts, as well as spending time at the beach. Lisa visited several churches and had recently accepted Christ as her Savior. She will be remembered as a loving mother who cherished the time she spent with her family for birthday and holiday celebrations. Lisa believed in keeping family traditions going. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Loyd Finger, Sr., Mary Alice (Hellard) Skelton, and step-father Floyd Skelton.
Survivors include her life partner, Lee Tarlton of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Mary Cox of Newborn, Michael Cox of Heflin, AL; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Angela and Mark Morris of Newborn, Michelle and Chuck Pettit of Conyers; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nick and Lisa Skelton of Kissimmee, FL, Ralph, Jr., and Missy Finger of Mansfield, Paul and Rita Finger of Conyers, David and Melissa Finger of Covington; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:00 PM, at Red Oak United Methodist Church, 15105 Highway 36, Covington, with Pastor Rick Jackson officiating. Interment will follow Saturday, March 25, 11:00 AM, in Trinity Praise Center Cemetery, 23898 Highway 11, in Mansfield.
NOTE CHANGE IN DATES FOR VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICE
Betty Joanne Chancey of Conyers, passed away March 20, 2017 at 61years of age. Mrs. Chancey was the co-owner and operator of Chancey's Wrecker Service for 35 years. She was known for her 'green thumb' and will be remembered for being able to grow anything! Mrs. Chancey attended Victory Tabernacle in Conyers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron Q. and Willie Ruth (Bruce) Ricks.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 44 years, Carl L. Chancey of Conyers; children and their spouses, Stacey and Kimberly Chancey of Covington, Steven and Lynne Chancey of Conyers, Christina and David Garrett, also of Covington; grandchildren, Chase Chancey, Ansley Chancey, Madison Chancey, Hunterlee Chancey, Dakota Chancey, Becky Chancey; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Charles Pitts of Covington; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. Chancey will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, with Pastor Doug Nelms officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home Wednesday, March 22, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.