Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis
Newton County Coroner’s Office
1124 Clark Street
Covington, GA 30014
The Newton County Coroner’s Office is located in the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Covington. The office is staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the Coroner or a Deputy Coroner is available as needed 24 hours a day.
The office takes great pride in representing Newton County and always strives to be professional and compassionate when carrying out its duties. The staff of the Coroner’s Office consist of Coroner Tommy Davis, Deputy Coroner Steven M. Jones, Deputy Coroner Michael Grady, MD and Secretary Tela Curtis.
The coroner and deputy coroners all receive their training annually from the Georgia Coroner’s Training Council and are all members of the Georgia Coroner’s Association. The training is held various times throughout the year at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. The training consist of legal updates, case studies, evidence collection, photography, blood pattern analysis, wound identification in gunshot wound ranges, sharp force injuries, crash investigations, etc. The minimum training is 28 hours annually. However, the Newton County Coroner’s Office staff also attends other training and participates in various field exercises.
Coroner Tommy Davis has served with the Newton County Coroner’s Office since being appointed to serve as a Deputy Coroner in 2003 for then Coroner Bob Wheeler. Davis served as a Deputy Coroner for five years until Wheeler retired in 2008.
The coroner’s position is elected. In 2008 Davis ran for office and was elected to serve as the Coroner. Now, in his third term, Davis looks forward to many more years serving the people of Newton County.
Davis started his career in the death care industry in 1984 while still in high school. Following graduation from high school he attended Dekalb Community College and then on to Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. After graduation from college in 1988 he married his high school sweetheart Mary Evelyn Rogers. The couple moved to Newton County and have three daughters; Ashley, Amber and Shelby, along with two granddaughters.
Not only does Coroner Davis serve in his elected position, he also serves in various civic organizations. Davis is a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Covington where he still serves on the board of directors and has been a member of since 2007. He is a member of the Covington Elks Lodge, an affiliate member of the Covington Lions Club, a Master Mason, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.
During his time with the Rotary Club of Covington Coroner Davis has received several recognitions; he is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Will Watts Fellow and he was the recipient of the Rotary Club of Covington’s W. Lee Arrendale Award for Vocational Excellence presented to him in 2016.
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