Staff


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Wendell Crowe
Owner
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Matt Crowe
General Manager
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Wes Crowe
General Manager


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Sales

Sammy Padgett
Sales Manager
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Sammy Padgett started working at Covington Ford in January 1999. Prior to joining the Covington Ford team, Sammy worked at Allan Vigil Ford for 10 years , and Carey Paul Ford for 5 years. Over Sammy's 3 decades in the Ford Business, he has been a salesperson, floor manager, finance manager, finance director, training manager, internet manager, used car manager and sales manager. Sammy was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved to Walnut Grove 20 years ago with his wife Tracy for 32 years. Sammy and Tracy have two sons. Sammy enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He has been an outdoor trip leader with Sierra Club since 2008. He currently serves as the Outings Chair for Georgia where he trains and mentors new outings' leaders. Sammy also teaches wilderness survival, outdoor skills, and bushcraft.

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Leslie Sparks
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Dedrick Hamm
Finance Manager
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Dedrick has been serving the people of Covington Georgia for most of his life. Around the age of 13, he started with working in The Town House Cafe, his father's restaurant located right off the Historic Downtown Covington Square. For the past 20 years, he has been serving Covington with sales and financing for all their auto needs

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Marshall Atha
Sales
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Marshall graduated from Newton County High School in 1972.
He received his AA degree from Dekalb Junior College in 1974 and his BBA - MGT degree from Georgia State University in 1976.
After working for the state for one year; he joined the family business at Walker Harris Autos as Service Manager for 32 years and started here at Covington Ford in November 2013.
He has a total of 44 years in the automotive industry.
In his spare time he enjoys his church duties, traveling, golf, snow skiing and spending time with his very active grandchildren.

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Fred Dixon
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Rest In Peace 10-14-57  10-6-17 The "Car Dawg"

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Justin Dearro
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Justin Dearro  graduated from Jasper County High School in 2003. After high school he attended Griffin Technical College in Monticello Ga. Justin worked for Monticello Family Foods throughout his high school, college career, and still works part-time now. He joined the Covington Ford Sales Team in January of 2007. Justin resides in Newborn Ga. with his wife and son. In his spare time he enjoys going to church, watching sports, gardening, landscaping his yard, and perfecting his BBQing skills.

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Chad Mobley
Sales
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Chad Mobley graduated from Piedmont Academy in Monticello in 1990. After high school, Chad then attended college at Gordon Junior College in Barnesville, as well as Georgia College in Milledgeville. Chad worked for Horton Industries in Eatonton, Georgia for a few years. Chad joined the Covington Ford team in February of 2001. During his 17+ years at Covington Ford, Chad has earned the Ford Motor Company's Employee of Excellence Award three times. Chad has also been Covington Fords top salesman numerous times during his tenure. In his free time, Chad has coached teams for both of his children in football, baseball, softball and basketball. Chad also enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time. Chad and his wife Julie, reside in Monticello with their two children.

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Van Davis
PT Sales
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The Big "V"

Van is a graduate of Calhoun High School, and attended the University of Georgia. He has been in the Retail Automotive business for 40 years, in both parts and Automotive Sales. Van previously worked for Walker Harris Chrysler Jeep, and Ginn Motors. Van is now a Sales Associate at Covington Ford. Van has lived in Newton County, Georgia since 1966, and has 3 children, and 13 grandchildren. 

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Morgan Ellzey
Sales
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Morgan is originally from Savannah, GA and attended Calvary Day School. She graduated from Georgia College and State University May of 2017 with her Bachelors degree. Morgan has decided to join the sales world and joined the Covington Ford Sales team October of 2017

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Eddie Vasquez
Sales
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Eddie Vasquez enlisted in the United States Army as a Private in October, 1974 to April, 1997 when he retired as a Sergeant First Class and an Army Recruiter.

Since then he has been in the automobile sales business and a member of the Covington Ford Sales Team since November 2015.

He is best known for his Puerto Rican BBQ

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Service

Chad Miller
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Ryan Hudson
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Dillion Bell
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Johnathan Wigton
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Octavius Cogburn
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Richard Anglin
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Melia Peterson
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Danny Rowland
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Richard Hale
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Garrison Lloyd
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Amanda Caler
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Robbie Tucker
Service Manager
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Office

Lisah Bursay
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Britlee Benitez
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Jenny Lowry
Office Manager
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20 years in the business
5 with Carey Paul Ford
10 with Courtesy Ford
Joined Covington Ford in May of 2013

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Parts

Russell Colemen
Parts Manager
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Mel Smith
Parts Sales
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Brad Gunter
Parts Sales
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