Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her nephew, Jimmy Purcell.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and James Bellinger of Johns Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vicki Purcell of Peachtree Corners; grandchildren, Kristin Manget, Julie Bellinger, Brandon Purcell, Kyle Purcell; great-grandchildren, Hannah Purcell, Carley Purcell, Cooper Manget; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Purcell will be held Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:30 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Sammy Ozburn officiating and interment following in Covington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, May 30, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Flowers are accepted or contributions in her memory may be made to Newton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2536, Covington, GA 30015.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In addition to serving as deacon, he also treasured the time he devoted to teaching Sunday School. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. Mr. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Fleta (Carter) Patrick.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Patrick; daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Anne and Scott Knight of Oxford; granddaughter, Meghann Knight and her dear friend, Tate Gaines; sister and brother-in-law, Rebekah and Gerald Peppers of McDonough; niece, Melanie Peppers Mertz and her husband, Tom; great-nephews, Jack and Nick Mertz.
Funeral Services for Mr. Patrick will be held Friday, May 29, 2015, 3:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Len Strozier and Dr. Cody McNutt officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, May 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made, in memory of Mr. Patrick, to: First Baptist Church – Building Fund, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Walker Doyle Smith of Covington, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at the age of 88. He joined the United States Navy, at just 16 years old, and served on the USS Thompson which was among the first ships to invade Normandy. Mr. Smith was a former resident of Heard County, where he enjoyed participating in local Senior activities and singing in his church. He was very strong-willed, yet kind to everyone he met. Mr. Smith was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who loved nothing more than spending time with his family. He was loved and will be greatly missed. Preceding him in death were his parents, Walker and Annie Lou (Wyatt) Smith.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Charles Massey of Covington, Brenda and William Lawson of Beaver, UT, Fay and David Armstrong of Social Circle, Gay Vassak of Monroe; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Smith will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015, 3:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Danny Sorrells officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park, in Covington. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, May 27, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wanda Reagin Bruce of Covington, passed away May 19, 2015, at the age of 57. Wanda was a hardworking, dedicated and nurturing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She was employed by Bellsouth for 18 years and the Rockdale County Tax Office for 7 years. Wanda was always happiest when she was taking care of someone or decorating her home and yard. She was loved dearly by her family and pets and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Q.E. Reagin, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Bruce; children, Ben, Clint and Benjamin; grandchildren, Jayden and Alyssa; mother, Fay Reagin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kelly and Marian Reagin, Tracy Reagin, Scott and Marci Reagin; step children, Shane and Jeremy Bruce; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Wanda will be held, Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:00 P.M. 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 one hour prior to the service, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Flowers are accepted or contributions in her memory may be made to a local animal rescue center.
Samuel Franklin Duke, of Covington, passed away May 19, 2015, at the age of 78. Mr. Duke loved watching birds, building birdhouses, traveling and fishing. A member of Voice of Pentecost, he cherished his family and enjoyed being able to provide and care for them. Mr. Duke was preceded in death by his son, Donald Keith Johnson; parents, Charles Wesley and Mary Vera Duke; three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Ollie Duke of Covington; daughter, Darlene D. Duke of Porterdale; sons, William (Bill) Johnson of Mansfield, Kenneth Johnson of Covington; grandchildren, Ronald Kenneth Johnson, Jr., William Travis Johnson, Ashley Faith Bouchillon, Christina Denise Layfield, Tyler Keith Johnson, Jennifer Hill, Darla Denise Danielle Jarrell, Cayce Janette Jarrell, Sonshyne Nicole Jarrell, Sandra Franks, Ken Franks, Faye Franks; great-grandchildren, Hudson Bouchillon, Rayleigh Bouchillon, Ken Johnson, Ben Johnson, Dallas Edwards, Jr., Deshawn Edwards, Daylen Jarrell, David Edwards; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Duke will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, Covington, GA, with Rev. Gavin Moon officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Friday, May 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.