May16

Mrs Lillie Mae Bishop

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Graveside services for Mrs. Lille Mae Price-Bishop of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:A.M. at the Eastview Cemetery with Elder Major Rhodes officiating.

 

Mrs. Lille Mae Price-Bishop was born April 4, 1939 to the parentage of the late Robert and Hannah Price. She was educated in the Lee & Sumter County School Systems. She was married to the late Hershel Bishop in 1973. She worked in the Sumter County School System at Sarah Cobb as a cook in the cafeteria and she also worked at Georgia Southwestern as a custodian. She is preceded in death by her sister Miss Willie Mae Price, a son, Mr. Willie Lee Price, a grandson, Mr. Brandon Shavar Price and a grandson in-law Mr. Henry Williams

 

She leaves to mourn her passing her devoted son, Mr. Alexander Price Sr.; a devoted daughter, Mrs. Gloria Price-Ivory (Darrell), both of Americus, Georgia.; five devoted grandchildren, Miss Tanya Price (Eric), Mrs. Demetrius (Xsaivious) Bridges both of Americus Georgia; Mr. Alexander ( Michelle) Price Jr. of South Carolina; Mrs. Nedra Williams of Tallahassee, Florida and Miss Cescily Ivory of Americus, Ga.; two devoted nieces Mrs. Sherry (Major) Rhodes and Mrs. Shagavia (Samuel) White both of Tampa, Florida; eleven devoted great grandchildren Miss Kaebren Price, Miss Jaedin Price, Miss Jasmine White, Mr. Cameron Price, Mr. Mathyas Bridges, Mr. Malakai Bridges, Mr. Derrick price, Mr. Brandon Christopher Price, Mr. Shavareion Price, Mr. Jyron Price and Miss Aaliyah Price; devoted cousins Mrs. Ella Lee Barker, Ms. Ella Mae Daniels, Mary Frances Grant and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

 

 


May14

Ms Vernita Ann West

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Funeral services for Ms. Vernita Ann West of Oglethorpe, Georgia will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 at Jehovah Baptist Church, Oglethorpe, Georgia with Pastor Glenn Martin Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe City Cemetery.

Ms. Vernita Ann West was born on June 23, 1946 in Oglethorpe, Georgia to Ms. Virginia Perry and the late C.W. West. She passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Virginia Perry Bautz (Mike) of Amherst, NY, her children: Sheila Bailey of Oglethorpe, GA, Keith Adderley of Buffalo, NY, Ian Adderley of Washington, DC, and Peiare Adderley of Oglethorpe, GA; two grandchildren: Brian Bailey of Oglethorpe, GA and Caleb Bailey of Warner Robins, GA; sisters and brothers: Ericka Adderley of Buffalo, New York, Christiel Adderley of Amherst, NY, Ann Brown Harris (Gerry), Gerald West (Debra) and Tonya Garnes (Quentin) of Montezuma, GA, Yolanda Kendrick (Jerome) of Oglethorpe, GA and Tony Brown of Perry, GA; several nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


April26

Ms. Willie Lou Harvey

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Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Lou Harvey of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Willie Lou Harvey, daughter of the late Willie Howard and the late Ethel Thomas Howard, was born on March 27, 1942 in Macon County, Georgia.  At an early age she joined New Hope Baptist Church where she served as an usher.  She was active in the Women’s Booster Club and worked at Southern Frozen Foods for many years. She retired after fifty years of service.

She married Mr. Herbert Harvey, Sr. and to this union five children were born.  Mr. Harvey and three of their children preceded her in death: Charlie James Harvey, Herbert Harvey, Jr. and Elizabeth Bernette Harvey Lamb. Willie Lou Harvey passed away on April 26, 2016.

 Left to cherich her memories are her two daughters: Judy Woolfolk and  Vivian Harvey;  two sisters: Alberta Odom and  Annie Marie (Jimmie) Harris, all of Montezuma, GA; one brother, John Howard of Rochester, NY; ten grandchildren: Shaquana Lamb (Kurtis)Thomas, Lonnie Woolfork, Jr, Rafael (Dominique) Woolfork , Brian Clarke, Ashley Harvey, Kenyatta Harvey, Demarcus Woolfork, Latisha Harvey, Valencia Harvey and Alisha Harvey (Derrick) Tatum; seven great grandchildren: Roquan, Roderick, Corey, Shalencia, Makayla, Landen and Leilani; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, including a devoted cousin, Betty Golphin;  Devoted friends are Joyce Towns,  Jean Brown,  Lillie Bell Thornton, Ophelia Waters and  Jeanette Williamson.


April22

Deacon Robert Ladd

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Funeral services for Deacon Robert L. Ladd of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Deacon Robert Ladd, son of the late Costell Ladd, Sr. and the late Ruby Lee Ladd, was born on November 5¸1931 in Bronwood, Georgia. He grew up in Macon County and attended the public schools of the county. After graduating from high school, he served our country faithfully in the United States Army. Mr. Ladd was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also the Sunday School teacher for the Southwest Georgia Baptist Union. He retired as a Math teacher and Assistant Principal at Macon County High School. He was a tutor with the Odom Mentoring Program, an advocate for Relay for Life, and was instrumental in getting the Boys and Girls Club started in Macon County, where he served on the Board of Directors. Deacon Ladd passed away on April 22,2016 at the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia.

Deacon Ladd is survived by his wife, Mildred E. Ladd; his children: Valerie L. English, Bob Ladd (Sharonda) and Rod Ladd (Sharon); his grandchildren and great grandchildren, a host of other loving relatives and friends.


April20

Ms. Mamie Jean Saffi

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Funeral services for Ms. Mamie Jean Saffi of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Smithville, Georgia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Ms. Mamie Jean Saffi was born in Sodus, New York to the late Willie Mae Jackson Saffo and the late Houston Saffo. She joined the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in June of 2003 and became Mother of the Church in December of 2015. She was employed for several years at McCleskey Mills in Smithville, Georgia. Ms. Saffi died peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

Left to cherish her memories are her children: Charleston Saffi of Albany, Georgia, Angelica Saffi of Smithville, Georgia and Tameka Saffi of Americus, Georgia; a devoted sister, Eva Mae Saffi of Smithville, Georgia; three brothers: Freddie B. Smith of Smithville, Georgia, Jessie James Smith of Americus, Georgia, and Houston Saffo of Valdosta, Georgia; two aunts: Lizzie Mae Jones of Tallahassee, Florida and Hazel Mae Cooper of Albany, Georgia; three devoted nephews: Curtis Saffi of Hampton, Georgia, Marcus Sutton of Smithville, Georgia and Erick McCoy of Americus, Georgia; two devoted Godchildren: Shemekia Vance of Desoto, Georgia and Allen Clarke of Smithville, Georgia; one devoted friend of the family, Deacon James (Erica) Brown of Smithville, Georgia; a devoted cousin, Willie (Gertie) Cooper of Toms River, New Jersey; two other devoted friends: Eddie Dean Lawson of Americus, Georgia and Ms. Betty Austin of Ellaville, Georgia.  Several other relatives and friends also survive.


 

 

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April11

Mrs. Mary Alice Ross Harvey

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Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Harvey of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Kee officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Alice Harvey, daughter of the late Ms. Mary Lue Ross, was born in Marion County, Georgia, on June 3, 1940. At an early age she joined the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Buena Vista, Georgia.  In 1966, Mary Alice joined the Union Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. R. W. Jordan.  In May of 1971, she became a Deaconess and remained a faithful member until her transition.  She was educated in the public school system of Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia.   Mary Alice was a graduate of Buena Vista High School.   She was a utility worker in the cafeteria at Georgia Southwestern State University.   She retired after 40 years of dedicated service.

On April 28, 1971, she was united in Holy matrimony to Mr. Rubin D. Harvey, Sr.

On Monday, April 11, 2016, Mary Alice peacefully transitioned to her Heavenly home.  In addition to her mother and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Harvey; and two brothers, Luther Ross and John Lee Ross.

She leaves to cherish her memories four devoted sons, Alphonso Ross, David Harvey, Michael Harvey, and Rubin Harvey, Jr.; a daughter, Willie Mae Mitchell; 10 grandchildren, Laquida, Deundra, Nzali, JaCoby, Dadrian, Ledaysha, Shanice, Ariel, Nathaniel and Cornelius; 10 great grandchildren; three devoted sisters, Lula Mae Waters, Barbara Ross, and Varnice Sutton; a brother, Moses (Alma) Ross; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Rejohiah Harvey, Ella Mae (Dea. Bowman) Colwell, Mary Frances Stewart, Janie (Joseph) Prather and Josephine Harvey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her Union Tabernacle Church Family.


March31

Mr. Ricardo Ball

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Funeral services for Ricardo Ball, 36, of Woodbridge, Virginia formerly of Montezuma, GA will be conducted Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Grove Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Coley Clark officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Ricardo Ball, was born June 8, 1979 to Brenda Ball Coates and the late Willie James Smith in Perry, Georgia. Ricardo grew up in Macon County and was educated in the Macon County Public School System. He lived in Woodbridge, Virginia for the past ten years where he was employed at Wegmans Food Service.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents: Brenda Ball Coates and Larry Coates of Montezuma, Georgia; his son, Zhikerr Tarquin Howard; sisters and brothers: Persephanie Ball of Stockbridge, Georgia, Markita Glynn of Perry, Georgia and Kareem Glenn of Montezuma,Georgia; step-sisters and step-brothers: Stacy Coates of Montezuma, Georgia, Michael Coates of Americus, Georgia and Reggie Harris of Oglethorpe, Georgia; grandfather, James Rackley of Jacksonville, Florida; aunts and uncles: Katherine Ball of Perry, Georgia, Diane Ball of Unadilla, Georgia, Hattie Eley of Seattle, Washington, Annie (Willie James) Allen, Mary  Hammock, Patricia Smith and Sammy Smith all of Montezuma, Georgia, Cheryl Rackley and Sheila Rackley of Macon, Georgia, James Rackley II of Fort Valley, Georgia and Malcolm (Veronica) Shelly of Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends including his friends and coworkers at Wegmans.


March30

Mrs. Brownie Lee Davis Dunn

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Funeral for Mrs. Brownie Lee Dunn of Ashby Street Americus, GA will be Monday, April 4, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the New St. Paul Baptist Church on Packing House Rd. Americus, GA with Pastor Michael Walker officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mrs. Brownie Lee Dunn was born on October 18, 1932 to the parentage of the late Mr. John Thomas Davis and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Davis. She received her education in the Sumter County school system. Mrs. Dunn was a homemaker until the day she was called home to glory. On Wednesday March 30, 2016 she departed her life at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Mr. Willie Lee Dunn and Mr. Charles Jerome Dunn and a granddaughter, Ms. Chisa Tenise Dunn.

She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband of 66 years, Mr. Eddie Lee Dunn Jr. of Americus GA; four daughters: Rosa (MacArthur) Rutherford of Americus GA, Brownie Dudley of Waldolf, MD, Georgia Furlow of Americus GA, and Naomi Dunn Tinnin of Hampton GA; two sons: Eddie (Kim) Dunn III of Americus, GA and Sam (Regina) Dunn of Riverdale, GA; four sisters: Elizabeth Monts, Minister Linda Mathis, Heneritta Davis of Hartford, CT and Rebecca Davis; one brother, Reverend Leroy (Della) Davis; two sisters-in-law: Dora Bell (A.J.) Daniels and Leanamae Coleman, both of Americus, GA; one aunt, Ethel Mae Evans of Hartford, CT. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins including a devoted cousin Lois Tookes of Americus, GA and several other devoted friends.


March23

Mrs. Minnie Perry Glass

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Graveside services for Mrs. Minnie Lee Perry Glass of Horton Drive Americus, GA will held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellaville, GA.

Mrs. Minnie Lee Perry Glass was born in Ellaville, GA on June 9, 1940 to the late Willie O. Perry and the late Albert Perry. She graduated from John Lewis High School, Ellaville GA in 1958. Minnie was an industrious worker her entire adult life, working her way up in many jobs but most recently at Scott Bedding, Manhattan Shirt Factory, Sumter County Extension Office, and the Administrator of Meals on Wheels for Sumter County Middle Flint Council of Aging. In her earlier years, she was active as a Secretary of the Sunday School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Minnie was married to the late Ossie Glass. She lived the remainder of her years in retirement at her home in Americus, GA.

She is preceded in death by a sister, Arabella Perry and her brothers, Albert Perry Jr. Simmie H. Perry, Arthur W. Perry and sisters-in-law, Josephine Perry, Margaret Perry and Alma Perry Minnie passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center. Minnie was a driven, hard-working but kind-hearted woman. She lived a quiet, unassuming life in her retirement years. She will be sorely missed by family and friends. She is survived by a son, Otis Ray Glass, a grandson, Rodrick Denorris Glass Sr., a great grandson, Rodrick Glass Jr., two great granddaughters: Megan Glass Kateria Deame Glass, and their mother, Lukeshia Denmark; a sister, Annie Belle Howard, two brothers: Phillip C. Perry and Freddie B. Perry; sisters-in-law, Mary Perry, LaVerne Perry and Gretha Young. Minnie is survived on her husband's side by: Euguene and Bridget Brown and family, John and Toni Brown and family and Willie Brown all of Americus GA, Elijah Murray of Dallas, TX, Emogene Jackson of St. Petersburg, FL and Marcellus and Lovie Jane Owens of Ellaville, GA. A devoted friend Janie Carter and a host of nieces and nephews.
 

 


March18

Ms. Georgia Johnson

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Funeral services for Ms. Georgia Lee Johnson of McCoy Hill Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. H.C. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Georgia Lee Johnson, daughter of the late Luther Johnson and the late Mrs. Thelma James Johnson, was born in Sumter County, Georgia, on March 15, 1937. At an early age she joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a 1956 graduate of Sumter County High School.  In 1958, she relocated to Hartford, Connecticut. She was a dietitian at The University of Connecticut in Hartford.   She retired after 27 years of dedicated service.  In 2001, Georgia Lee relocated back to Americus to be near her family and friends.  She then rededicated herself with the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor H.C. Wilsons.

In 2009, due to her failing health, she relocated to Powder Springs, Georgia. On Friday, March 18, 2016, Georgia Lee peacefully transitioned to her Heavenly home.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted daughter, Gwynelle (Louis) Mills; a granddaughter, Kianna Mills all of Glen Burnie, Maryland; four brothers, Claude (Mary), Eddie Frank, Douglas (Debra), and Felton; an aunt, Bertha Sampson; a devoted caregiver, Ms. Noemie Lamothe and family, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.