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James Oswald Covington

November 3, 1930 September 2, 2019
James Oswald Covington
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Obituary for James Oswald Covington

James O. Covington, 88, of Aberdeen, passed away at the Pinehurst Heath & Rehab Center on Monday, September 2nd.

James was born and raised in Richmond County and had served his country in the United States Marine Corps. On December 27, 1951, he married Agnes McDonald. After his honorable discharge from The Marines, James lived in Wilmington, Norman, and Mt. Gilead before settling in Aberdeen in the 1960s. He soon started to work for Pinehurst Hardware, a career that spanned 30 years. James enjoyed working outdoors, tending to the yard and mowing the lawn. He was a member of the Norman Presbyterian Church. The thing that gave him the most joy, was spending time with his family.

James is survived by his wife, Agnes McDonald Covington. He was the father of Phyllis C. Jones (Doug) of Salisbury and Stephen E. Covington, Sr. (Suzie) of Hilliard, FL. He was the grandfather of Melissa J. Schlee (Joe) of Apex, Andrea Baxley (Kyle) of Pinehurst and Stephen E. Covington, II of Seattle, WA. He is also survived by his great - grandchildren Elizabeth, Katie and Lexi Schlee. He was the brother of Shirley C. Blake (Don) of Troy, Virginia C. Burroughs of Mt. Gilead, Victoria C. Ochytun (John) of Ellerbe, Alton Covington (Doris) of Mt. Gilead, and Curtis Covington (Belle) of Candor. James was preceded in death by his parents: Judson and Mozelle Warner Covington; an infant son; grandson Samuel R. Covington; sisters Josephine C. Russell and Ardele C. Reynolds.

A funeral service will be held at the Norman Presbyterian Church 3689 US Highway 220 North, Norman, NC 28367 on Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1:00 - 2:00. The Rev. Jack Bowling to conduct services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Norman Presbyterian Church, PO Box 39, Norman, NC 28367.

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.


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Visitation

Wednesday

4

Sep

1:00 PM 9/4/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
Norman Presbyterian Church

3689 US Hwy 220 North
Norman, NC 28367

Norman Presbyterian Church
3689 US Hwy 220 North Norman 28367 NC

Funeral Ceremony

Wednesday

4

Sep

2:00 PM 9/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
Norman Presbyterian Church

3689 US Hwy 220 North
Norman, NC 28367

Norman Presbyterian Church
3689 US Hwy 220 North Norman 28367 NC
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