March11

Mr. Eugene Hicks

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Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Hicks of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at United Holiness Church with Rev. Kenneth Gouch.

Mr. Eugene Hicks “Joe Hicks” was born in Sumter County, GA on June 12, 1957 to the late Mrs. Mary Bertha Williams and the late Mr. Thomas Williams. He received his education in the public school system in Americus, GA. He was a member of the Old Antioch Baptist Church. For many years he was self-employed as a painter. He enjoyed playing the bass guitar, singing and spending time with his family. Eugene departed his life on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Warner Robin, Georgia. He was preceded in death by one sister, Tahesha Williams and one brother David Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 23 years, Rosa Hicks of Americus, GA; two daughters: Lakeithia (Demetrious) Banks of Americus, GA and a devoted daughter Shanika (Timothy) Warren of Warner Robins, GA; a stepfather Mr. James A Williams of Plains, GA; seven sisters: Elizabeth Williams, Sharon (Ozie) Holmes, Elaine Williams, Lashawanda Williams, Na’Tonya Williams, Quida (Edward) Thomas, Jeans Williams; twelve brothers: Thomas Williams, Earnest Williams, Johnny Sims, Edward Williams, Edgwardo (Juliet) Williams, Orlando Williams, Keon Williams, Eric Williams, James (Diane) Williams Jr. Donald (Belinda) Williams, and Mario Dice; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha (Charlie) Harvey, Five brother in laws Jimmy (Tracy) Gordon, Rodney (Stacey) Gordon, James (Helen) Gordon Bobby Louis, Benny Perry all of Americus, GA; eight aunts: Ms. Lorene Sanders, Mrs. Bobbie Jean (Nathaniel) Armstrong, Ms. Katie Ruth Watts, Mrs. Alma Ruth (Sam) Solomon, Mrs. Mattie (Elder Karl) Colquitt, Mrs. Aretha Bates, Mrs. Martha (Frank) Townsley and Mrs. Mary (Albert) Mack; one uncle, Mr. Robert Sanders;  five grandchildren: Jashawn Snipes, Jaylan Snipes, Jaliya Holder, Arianna Warren and Zakalyn Warren all of Warner Robins, GA. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends also survive including a devoted friend Mr. James Magee.

 

 

 

March08

Mr. Nathaniel Odom

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Funeral services for Mr. Nathaniel Odom of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Nathaniel Bernard Odom, a native of Macon County, Montezuma, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Timothy Odom, Sr. and Mrs. Alberta Nelson Odom, was born May 6, 1954 and died Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Mr. Odom attended the public schools of Macon County and graduated from D.F. Douglass High School and later, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably. Nathaniel was a jack of all trades. He had multiple skills which included meat cutting, construction work and farming. In his last days, he worked at Publix Supermarket and subsequently became the veggie man of Macon County. His favorite pastime was fishing.

At an early age, Nathaniel professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend K.T. Hayes.

His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his mother, Mrs. Alberta N. Odom of Montezuma, Georgia; his children: Edcardo Odom of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Jillian Odom (Kenyada) Neal of Locust Grove, Georgia, Simone Laureon Odom, Tammie Joiner, Sabrina Clark of Montezuma, Georgia and Steven Joiner of Auburn, Alabama; grandchildren: Gabrielle Odom, Timothy Odom, Kyle Neal, Kenley Neal, Kash Neal, Torena Fulks, Rufus Felton, William Felton III and Shanaya Felton; siblings: Mrs. Ernestine Brown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Vivian O. Breed of Cordele, Georgia, Mrs. Kitty (George) Harris of Fort Valley, Georgia, Mrs. Brenda (Lynwood) Holmes, Ms. Frances Odom, Cornelius (Gladys) Odom of Montezuma, Georgia, Curry (Alice) Odom of Botavia, New York and Gregory Odom of Covington, Georgia; his godson, Christian Riley of Montezuma, Georgia; aunts and uncles: Mrs. Rosetta O. Harmon of Cordele, Georgia, Mr. Willie James Odom, Mrs. Annie Ree (Jimmie) Harris, Mr. Marvin Johnson of Montezuma, Georgia and Mr. John Willie Howard of Rochester, New York; sisters-in-law: Mrs. Margaret Odom of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Mrs. Sarah Felton of Athens, Georgia; special friend, Jackie Davis; a host of loving cousins, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to his caregivers: Curtis Haugabook, Bessie English and Mother Iris Ridley and family.


March08

Mr. Elmira "E.L." Long

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Funeral services for Mr. E.L. Long of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Larry B. Sims, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Daniel Grove Cemetery.

Mr. E.L. Long was born on July 1, 1930 to the late Elmira Long, Sr. and the late Annie B. Long. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, GA. At an early age, he moved with his family to Florida where his father was pursuing a career in the Negro Baseball League. He was affectionately known as E.L., and can be seen around town riding on his scooter until his health failed. He loved family and people in general. He was known as the historian in the family because he loved to talk about past generations and the family in general. He was well loved and liked by all in the community.

He was employed many years with Solomon Calloway's Construction Company where he worked until his health failed. As he studied the Bible, his understanding of the word grew and the importance of accepting Christ as his Lord and Savior. He attended church at Church International in Ellaville, GA under the leadership of Elder Jesse Carson. His faith continued until that final hour when he was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. He is preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters: Eddie Long, Marshall Long, Annie Long, Sue Rainey, Eula Small, and Bessie Williams.

He was a brother, uncle, father, grandfather, stepfather, and friend. Whatever capacity he was serving, he was well loved and will be deeply missed. He leaves to celebrate his life one brother and one sister, one brother in-law, arid one sister-in-law: Jimmy Long (Rometa) of Americus, GA; Mary Black Rockledge, FL, and Robert Rainey Melbourne, FL; two daughters: Linda Long, Hazleton, PA and Shiri Taylor (Tyrone), East Orange, NJ; nine grandchildren: Akee Long, Osei Long, Ishiah Long, Samuel Long, Amir Long, Shaleena Long, Jahshaunah Long, Sherrell Taylor, Teeyah Taylor; five devoted nieces and a nephew: Deborah Long, Leslie Long, Cherita Long Coleman (Robert), and Barbara Smith, Americus, GA, Patricia Sandifer, Macon, GA and Russell Baker Rockledge, FL; three great-nephews and one great-niece that he loved and adored: Jordan Long, Elijah Coleman, Joshua Coleman, and Cameran Long that he talked about until the end; a devoted stepdaughter, Angela Bronner, Macon, GA; a devoted caregiver-Sherry Trice from Americus, GA. She went beyond her job as a caregiver and was a devoted friend. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great grandchildren, and friends. 

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March05

Infant Madilyn Q. Jenkins

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March04

Mr. Martin Luther Davis

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Mr. Martin Luther Davis of Americus, Georgia passed away on Saturday, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at the Old Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Watts officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Martin Luther Davis was born on July 18, 1968 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Mary Hawkins Davis and Mr. David Lee Davis, Sr. He attended Americus Sumter County High School and later became self-employed as an electrician.  He was preceded in death by four brothers: Carlton Davis, Alonzo Davis, David Davis, Jr. and Darryl Davis.
 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Christopher Perry, Dondria Perry, Donta Davis and his devoted friend, Mrs. Mary Perry all of Americus, Georgia; his father, David Lee (Patricia) Davis of Americus, Georgia; four sisters: Cheryl Davis, April (Larry) Davis, Rita (Franklin) Mann and Deshatia S. Davis all of Americus, Georgia; one brother, Tyrone Davis of North Carolina; one step-brother, Walter M. Simmons of Americus, Georgia; nine devoted aunts: Bertha Floyd, Geraldine (David) Kimbrough, Cornelia (Henry) Moore, Essie Mae Tookes and Willie Mae Hawkins all of Americus, Georgia, Diane Hawkins of West Palm Beach, Florida, Valerie (Walter) Hall of Moultrie, Georgia, Brenda (Greg) Carson of Valdosta, Georgia, Janet Breland of Hahira, Georgia, Patricia Clay of Sylvester, Georgia and Katie Davis of Atlanta, Georgia; six uncles: Minister Willie Jessie (Sarah) Carson, Jessie Lee Carson, Johnny (Melanie) Hawkins all of Americus, Georgia, Sammy (Andrea) Carson, Lonnie (Eunice) Carson of Moultrie, Georgia and Johnny (Tianna) Carson of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters-in-law: Lucille Davis and Janice Davis Lusane of Americus, Georgia; a devoted cousin, Pastor Helen Mercer of Americus, Georgia; a devoted friend, Pastor Sandy Parks of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

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March01

Mr. Andrew "Cee" Covin

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 Funeral services for Mr. Andrew Covin will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Lebanon Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Grove Cemetery in Smithville, Georgia.

Mr. Andrew Covin affectionately called “Cee” was born on December 24, 1946 in Leesburg, GA to the parentage of Mr. L.C. Covin and Mrs. Mary Lee Adams Covin, who precede him in death.  He was the sixth of eight children.  He attended the public schools of Lee County in Leesburg, Georgia. He relocated to Newark, New Jersey where he finished his high school career.

After living and working in Newark, for several years, “Cee” moved back to Leesburg, Georgia to be closer to his family and his high school sweetheart because the long distance telephone calls were not working.  On September 24, 1968, he married the love of his life, Ms. Emma Kate Rivers.

He realized at an early age, that he would face numerous obstacles in life, therefore, he confessed Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined the Phillip Grove Baptist Church in Leesburg, Georgia and was baptized by the late Reverend B.B. Mosley.  After joining the church, he attended vacation bible school, Sunday school, and other church programs on a regular basis. He later joined the Holy Deliverance Cathedral in Albany, Georgia under the leadership of Apostle Isaiah Revels, where he was ordained as Deacon. He also worshipped with the Green Grove Baptist Church in Smithville on a regular basis.

As a profession, Andrew was a commercial truck driver. He worked for Taylor Trucking Company, Griffin Trucking Company, and Southern Ag.  After years of driving for others, he decided to purchase his own Big Rigs and drive for himself.   Andrew was co-owner of C & C Farms in Lee County, Georgia.  He had a profound love for baseball and played for many years.  In the 1980’s, he co-owned and managed the Lee County A’s baseball team. “Cee” was also known for dressing in his three-piece suits, sharp hats, and Stacy Adams shoes.

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, he laid down all of burdens as his soul left to be with his savior in his heavenly home. In addition to his parents, three brothers, Mr. J.C. Covin, Mr. Marion Covin, and Mr. Willie James Covin precede him in death.

Left to treasure fond memories are his wife of forty-eight years, Mrs. Emma Kate Rivers Covin,  three sisters, Ms. Mary Alice Covin, Albany, GA; Ms. Clair Reather Covin George, Warner Robins, GA; and Mrs. Rosie Covin Batten and husband Mr. Jesse Batten, Leesburg, GA; one brother, Mr. Eddie Dean Covin; five sisters-in-law Dr. Delphine Bady McGrady-Caregiver, Ms. Ilean Bady, and Ms. Vera Rivers, Smithville; Ms. Mary Covin, Newark, New Jersey; and Ms. Cheryl Davis, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Former sisters-in-law, Ms. Beverly Bady, Atlanta, GA; Ms. Willa Watts Covin, Atlanta, GA. Additional survivors include a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and Nephew and Niece Mr. Derrick and Mrs. Pamela Smith, and Ms. Latonza Brown-Caregivers, and his adopted Pastor and friend, whom he admired and respected, Reverend Hosie Waters.

 

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February26

Ms. Linda Brown

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Funeral services for Ms. Linda Denise Brown of Warner Robins, Georgia will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at noon at The Household of Faith Ministries, 1607 Armory Drive, Americus, Georgia.  Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Ms. Linda Brown was born on September 27, 1973 in Americus, Georgia to Ms. Lucile Brown and the late Willie E. Nash. She was a 1993 graduate of Americus High School. She also attended South Georgia Technical College, Americus, Georgia and Mercer University, Macon, Georgia.

Sister Linda Brown loved the Lord and was faithful and dedicated to her church, Amazing Grace, THOF Warner Robins, Georgia. She also loved people. You could feel that love in the hugs she gave. She also had a smile that would light up the room. Linda went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Quanesha L. Brown and her father, Willie E. Nash.

She leaves lasting memories with her son, Christian T. Brown of Warner Robins, Georgia; her mother, Lucile Brown of Americus, Georgia; sisters: Bernice (Aaron) R. Johnson of Leslie, Georgia and Elizabeth Bryant of Macon, Georgia; brothers: Johnny (Cassandra) Mack of Americus, Georgia, Albert Mack, Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia and Willie F. Mack of Americus, Georgia;  special aunts: Gladys (Jessie) Timmons and Dorothy Nash; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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February14

Mr. Dan Walters

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Funeral services for Mr. Dan Walters, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens

Mr. Dan Walters, Jr. was born on January 9, 1934 in Americus, Georgia to the late Dan & Gussie Walters.  Dan was a graduate of Staley High School. He was married to Athalene (Sue) Perry Walters and that union was blessed with nine children. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Hattie Mae Foster, Mattie Mae Walters and Lizzie Maye and one son Larry Walters.  Dan passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus, GA. 

Dan is survived by his wife, Athalene (Sue) Perry Walters; his children:  Barbara Walters, Debra Griffin, Michael Walters (Keisha) of Warner Robins, Georgia, Cassandra Walters (Roosevelt) Lynn Walters of Augusta, Georgia, Shaunda Green (David) Felicia  Johnson (Randy), Kyle Walters (Stacey) all of Americus, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Minnie Peeples of Americus, Georgia; twenty-nine grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friend also survive.

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February09

Mrs. Lizzie Maye

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Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Hodges Maye of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Ted Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Lizzie “Liz” Hodges Maye was born on Thursday, January 12, 1950 to the late Clifford and Inez Hodges, but she was raised by the late Dan and Gussie Walters. Liz was a 1968 graduate of A.S. Staley High School. For many years she was the owner and operator of Captain’s Hair Dimensions in Americus, GA and also served faithfully as a funeral attendant at West's Mortuary. Liz was a member of Queen of the South Eastern Star Chapter #70. Liz departed this life on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Medical Center of Central GA.

Liz touched the hearts of many and was a true blessing to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and a devoted niece: Mattie Mae Walters, Hattie Mae Walters, Wallace Lewis, Jerimiah Lewis and Emma Jean Lockett.  She leaves to celebrate her life two sons: Robert Maye of West Palm Beach, Florida and Kelvin Maye of Americus, Georgia; six brothers: Dan Walters of Americus Georgia, Nathaniel Hodges of Ellaville Georgia, Gene Hodges of Atlanta Georgia, Larry Lewis (Bridget) and John Lewis of Quitman Georgia and James Wiley of San Diego California; three sisters: Mary Walters of Americus Georgia, Mattie Hodges and Mary Ann Lakes (Allen) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; five grandchildren: Aron Baisden, Ashona Mann, Jarvis Gray, Nicholas Maye, and Robert Mann; four devoted nephews: Barry McGrady (Bridget), Corey Lockett (Kierra), Ted Walters (Trudy) and Roy Foster (Tee); two devoted cousins: Darrell Walters, and Christine Walters; five devoted friends: Sylvia Ann Collier, Tommie McCuller, Brenda Holmes, Dorothy Perkins and Pattie Young; devoted classmates, great grandchildren and a hostof nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

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February08

Ms. Gladys Felton

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Funeral services for Ms. Gladys Rena Felton will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 at Harrison Chapel Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Alfred Biggs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Gladys Rena Felton, affectionately called “Moosie” was born on April 27, 1965 in Montezuma, Georgia to Ms. Florie Felton and the late Alonzo Woolfork. Moosie enjoyed going to school. She attended Taylor DD Service Center.  She also enjoyed watching television. Her favorite shows were Family Feud, Property Brothers and other Home Improvement Shows. Moosie loved to dress up, spin around and model her outfits for her family and friends. She loved people, especially babies. Moosie had a beautiful spirit and held a special place in the hearts of all her family and friends. Moosie passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Navicent Health Hospital in Macon, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Inez Woolfork, two brothers: Lonnie Woolfork and Tony Felton.

‘Moosie” will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Ms. Florie Felton of Montezuma, Georgia; her sisters and brothers: Patricia Ann Felton, Michael (Barbara) Felton, Darron Felton, Sharon (Jody) Beal, Audrey Woolfork and Amillia (Eric) Woolfork all of Montezuma, Georgia, Tammy Hill (Ebony Brown) of Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa (Arney) Bryant of Vienna, Georgia, Jerome (Trina) Felton of Americus, Georgia, Reginald (Brenda) Thomas and Dennis (Betty) Thomas of Connecticut; aunts and uncles: John (Daisy) Felton, Earl Woolfork, Marie Woolfork and Joann Woolfork of Montezuma, Georgia, Jewel Lee Woolfork, Sr. of Immokalee, Florida, Roosevelt (Yvonne) Woolfork of Orlando, Florida, Eddie (Michelle) Woolfork of Canton, Michigan, Geneva (Elder James) Carter of Ocilla, Georgia and Molly Reid of Warner Robins, Georgia; special friends: Rosa Baldwin, Lillie Brown, Danae Simmons, and The Flint River Dietary Department; a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends.