Friday, October 31, 2014

Obit for John A. Stark


FUNERAL NOTICE

 

 

                                                                                                                       

John A. Stark of Covington, passed away October 30, 2014, at the age of 85. Mr. Stark was an active member of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where he faithfully taught Sunday school for several years. He was raised, in Lawrenceville, by his parents, Hope and Evelyn Stark. When his high school burned, he attended Emory at Oxford and North Georgia College. Mr. Stark graduated from the United States Naval Academy, in 1951, and served as a carrier pilot for the U.S. Navy. He later retired from the reserves as a Lieutenant Commander. After his active duty service, and once he completed graduate school at Georgia Tech, he married Frances Ginn, from Covington, and together they moved to Clearwater, Florida, where he worked for Honeywell. Several years later, they moved to Atlanta where Mr. Stark began his career at Lockheed. He retired in 1989, and they moved to Covington, in 1995. In addition to his work as an engineer, he was a registered land surveyor. Mr. Stark greatly enjoyed his Tuesday morning breakfast group, which met at Bojangles, as well as the monthly men's lunch group. He enjoyed flying small airplanes and growing blueberries. Mr. Stark cherished his family, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Frances G. Stark; children, Lois S. and Felix Peña of Fairfax, VA, Elizabeth S. and Donald Dorsey of Dayton, OH, Stephen J. and Naomi Stark of Signal Mountain, TN; grandchildren, Melita Peña, Carla Peña, Cameron Dorsey, John Dorsey, Danielle Dorsey, Rachel Dorsey, J.D. Stark, Marjorie Stark, Katherine Stark, Jacob Stark; brother and sister-in-law, Judge Homer M. and Mary Louise Stark of Good Hope; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services for Mr. Stark will be held Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:00 AM, at the First Baptist Church of Covington, with Rev. Charles Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow, at 1:30 PM, at Shadowlawn Cemetery, 87 Scenic Highway, in Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall, Sunday, November 2, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014; or a charity of one's choice.

 

 

 

Cathy S. Burgoyne

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Obit - Evelyn Lewis

Evelyn Lewis of Marietta, passed away October 30, 2014, at the age of 92. Mrs. Lewis enjoyed crocheting, playing games, gardening and working in her son's greenhouse. She loved the Lord and raised her family by faith. She cherished her family dearly, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, Erby Lewis; son, Kenneth Crews; parents, Coil and Ira (Blalock) McCarty; and her brothers, GT McCarty, Coil McCarty, Erskine McCarty.

 

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lewis and Tom Williams; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Mary Jo Lewis, Henry and Pam Crews, Wayne Lewis, Joe Lewis, Ronnie Lewis; grandchildren, Latisha Courchaine, Todd Crews, Kim Hall, Stephanie Crews, Ben Crews, Katie Whitley, Jameson Lewis, Brent Lewis, Tiffani Sisk, Chasiti Fite, Paige Lewis; great-grandchildren, Carson Courchaine, Gaberial Crews, Sean Crews, Reagen Crews, Madison Hall, Emmy Hall, Cole Lewis, Jentezen Lewis, Justin Lewis, Kristen Whitley, Kaleh Whitley, Memphis Whitley and Nina Whitley.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Lewis will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Brent Lewis officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, November 1, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Obit - Elaina Scott (Baby girl)

Baby girl Elaina Scott died October 26, 2014.

A Memorial Service for Elaina will be held Saturday, November 1, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Gary Scott officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, one hour prior to the service, from 1 -2 PM.
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Obit-Jack Gibbs

H.A. "Jack" Gibbs, Jr., of Covington, passed away October 27, 2014, at the age of 88. Mr. Gibbs proudly served his country, in the United States Army, during World War II. He was a lifetime member of North Covington United Methodist Church, and spent most of his career in the grocery industry. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and loved gospel singing. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Anderson, Sr., and Allie Belle (Young) Gibbs; and his brother, Robert D. Gibbs.

 

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Sybil S. Gibbs; children, H.A. "Jack" Gibbs, III, and his wife, Gwen of Covington, Brenda G. Martin and her husband, Paul of Madison, Greg A. Gibbs of Covington; grandchildren, Mark Gibbs, Michael Gibbs, Pam Brooks, Mandi Jones, Jennifer Loncon, Allie Gunnells, Megan Gibbs; five great-granddaughters; sister, Betty Goins; brother, W.D. Gibbs; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

A Graveside Service for Mr. Gibbs will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2:00 PM, at Lawnwood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road, in Covington. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Wednesday, one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association – Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346; or the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605.

 

Cathy S. Burgoyne

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