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Louise Stokes Harwell

d. October 7, 2021


Louise Stokes Harwell, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the age of 86. Mrs. Harwell was a life-long resident of Newton County where she attended Highpoint Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. She worked at Cohen’s Department store, on the Covington square, as a bookkeeper for several years before working for Snapping Shoals. In Mrs. Harwell’s spare time, she enjoyed refinishing furniture with her husband, working in her yard, and annual trips with her mother to the North Georgia Mountains. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary T. Stokes; sister, Sandra Carter; brother, Jimmy Stokes; daughter-in-law, Susan Harwell; son-in-law, Paul K. Ryan.

Survivors include her loving husband of 70 years, Jimmy E. “Blue” Harwell; daughter, Genia Harwell-Ryan, of Grayson; Sons, Terry Harwell, of Covington, Tommy “T.W.” Harwell, of Milledgeville.

A Funeral Service for Mrs. Harwell will be held Monday, October 11, 2021, 1:00 P.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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