Melvin Covington

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Retired SFC Melvin O. Covington entered into rest Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Dwight Eisenhower Army Hospital. Mr. Covington was born in Nashville, TN to Rachel and James Covington. He attended Cameron High School and Georgia Military College at Fort Gordon, Ga. Retired SFC Covington was awarded many decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons for his twenty-three years of service to his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his daughter, LT. Col. Constance M. Covington, and his brothers, James McEwing, William Covington and Leonard Covington. Leaving to cherish his memories are his devoted wife, Sarah Covington; daughter, Maesha (Covington) Cohran; sons, Jimmy Covington and Melvin O. Covington II; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of other dear family and friends. Funeral services will be 3:00pm, Saturday, September 10, 2016, Kinsey & Walton Chapel, with Bishop Archie E. Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park, Grovetown, Ga., with full military honors. The family will receive friends this evening (Friday) from 6 to 8:00pm at Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home, 3618 Peach Orchard Road. (706)790-8858


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Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home
3618 Peach Orchard Road
Augusta, GA 30906
(706) 790-8858
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