Ms. Retha Covington, 81, of Ball Ground, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ken May officiating. Interment will follow in the Cherokee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Ms. Covington was retired from R.T. Jones Memorial Hospital where she was the switchboard operator for many years. Ms. Covington was Baptist. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Myrtle Covington of Ball Ground; nephews, David (Donna) Covington of Acworth, Darryl (Amy) Covington of Cartersville, Michael (Ella) Covington of Ball Ground, several great nieces and nephews. Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA, is honored to serve the family.