John Edwin Covington

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 30, 2010

Funeral services for John Edwin Covington, 89, of Simpson will be Friday,
October, 1, at 1 p.m., at the Simpson First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Nat Dutton officiating. Burial will follow in the Welcome Cemetery in Simpson. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 until service time in the church. The
services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Ed, the son of Hubert Lanzo and Elsie Ruth Harris Covington , was born on April 24, 1921 in Black Springs, Ark. He passed away on Wednesday, September 29 in
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II Veteran. He retired as an equipment operator within the electrical distribution field. During his retirement years he loved to garden, cook and truly enjoyed the outdoors. Ed
loved to entertain and spend time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Ed will always be remembered for his love of the Lord and his gift of giving.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlarose Covington;
son, Billy Thomas Covington; and his brother Thomas Jackson Covington.
He is survived by his children, Gary Covington of Big Fork, Ark., Rhonda (husband, Bo) Murray of Belle Chase, Ruth Moore of Anchorage, Alaska, Nita (husband, Jason)
Morris of Black Springs, Ark., Jackie (husband, Ray) James of Black Springs, Ark., Jonnie Mae ( husband, Jerry) Lyons of Oden, Ark., Steve ( wife, Leann) Phillips of Vinton, Mark (wife, Tracy) Patton of Bridge City, Texas, Cheryl (husband, Clarence)
Smith of Fields, Sharon Kay Fletcher of Addison, Texas and Gerald (wife, Angela) Williams of Simpson; sisters, Catherine Smith of Gurdon, Ark. and Sue (husband, John) Smith of Fayetteville, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and one
great great grandchild.
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