January09

Little Marlaysia Mariel Stinson

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Funeral services for Marlaysia Mariel Stinson were held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in Butler, Georgia.  

Marlaysia was born October 2, 2004 to the parentage of Chequita Short and Morial Stinson. "Lay Lay" attended Taylor County Primary School and Poplar Road Elementary School. She was called to be one of God's precious angels on January 9, 2014.   

Precious memories of “Lay Lay” will be cherished by her mother, Chequita Short and father, Morial Stinson of Butler, Georgia; her brother and sister: Rondarius Short and Chakeria Stinson of Butler, Georgia; loving grandparents: Christine Ogburn, John Short (LaFonda) and Linda Stinson all of Butler, Georgia, Charles Gaddy and Arthur Gredle of Reynolds, Georgia; a host of aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

January04

Mr. Cleveland King, Sr.

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Mr. Cleveland King, Sr. of Peachtree St Americus, GA died on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Scott's Mater C.M.E. Church with Elder James Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Cleveland King Sr. who was affectionately known as Big Daddy was born in Americus, GA. September 7, 1957 born in Americus, GA to the parentage of Mr. George King and the late Estella King. He was educated in the Sumter County School System. He worked as a Forklift Operator for many years at Cooper Lighting Ind. Mr. King died on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. He is preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Estella M. King, a bother James “Stoney” Johnson and a sister Ms. Nancy King. 

Cleveland leaves to cherish his memories his father, Mr. George King; one son Cleveland King Jr.; two children he raised as his own: Felicia and Shenedia Reese all of Americus, GA; one brother, Amos King (Anne) of Lee County GA; four sisters: Marilyn Jackson (Sutton) of Americus, GA,  Betty (Nathan) Jordan of Vienna GA, Georgia Clemons (Chris Lewis) of Americus, GA and Ruby King of Orlando FL; six grandchildren: Aniyah, Kho’le, Kenyada, Aliasia, Shaniyah, Madisyn; three aunts: Mrs. Claudettan H. Johnson of Vienna GA Mrs. Bertha Adam and Mrs. Eleanor (Isaiah) Charleston of Orlando, FL; six nieces: Angela (Dirk) Ingram, Tamika, Lakisha, Angela King, Takita King-Bert and April (Ryan) Olson; seven nephews: Edward and Eddie Jackson, Timothy and Michael King, Christopher and Jason Jordan and Christopher Ferguson. A companion and loving friend Mary Asberry. Close and devoted friends Clarence Lewis, Joe and Sheryl Floyd, Jonathan Battle and Gloria Stewart. Several devoted Sunset Park friends including John H, Richard and Don Clemons, Morris Williams, Louis and James Smith. A host of other relatives and friends survive.

  

 

 

 
 

 


January04

Mr. Milton Joe Reid

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Funeral services for Mr. Milton Joe Reid of Elm Street Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Elizabeth First Baptist Church in Abbeville, Georgia with Rev. Michael Acree officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Abbeville.

 

Mr. Milton Joe Reid was born on January 11 1950 in Abbeville, Georgia to the late David and Jessie Reid. He gave his heart to God at an early age and joined the Elizabeth Baptist Church in Abbeville, GA. Milton attended the public schools of Wilcox County. He was employed with Middle Flint Lawn Services. Milton went home to glory on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by one sister, Francina Hawkins and five brothers: William Reid, Morris Reid, Charlie Reid, Arthur Reid and Johnny B Reid.

 

He leaves to cherish his loving memories a devoted friend, Ms. Jeanette Williams of Americus, Georgia; one son, Milton Joe Porter of Pineview Georgia; two brothers: Mr. David V. Reid of Rochelle Georgia and Donald Reid of Pineview, Georgia; one aunt, Evangelist Bertha Williams of Atlanta Georgia; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Lois Reid of Miami Florida and Mrs. Gladys Reid of Abbeville Georgia; one brother–in-law, Mr. John Hawkins of Abbeville Georgia; four God Children: Ms. Sharon Williams, Ja’Kelen Williams, Ja’Kalan Williams and Princeton Williams, Americus GA. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a devoted niece, Mrs. Natashia Cooper of Americus, Georgia also survive.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


December07

Mrs. Hattie Bell Stewart

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Hattie Bell Stewart of Hawkins Street Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. 

Ms. Hattie Bell Harvey Stewart, affectionately known as “Sister Stewart”, was born January 9, 1929 to the late Mr. Albert “Bud” Harvey and Mrs. Pinky Frederick Harvey. She received her formal education while attending St. Paul School in Smithville, Georgia. During her earlier years, she worked countless hours preparing hot meals for residences and staff at Magnolia Manor Nursing Facility in Americus, Georgia. She remained in Americus and began building her “larger than life “family of 14 beautiful children. 

Ms. Hattie was a compassionate, loving and committed mother, dedicated sister and unforgettable grand and great grandmother to countless generations of her family and extended family. She devoted her life to spiritual counseling to all that knew and loved her within her family and among her congregation. She was a devoted and active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Americus, Georgia. You could find her at your door step wearing a warm smile and “signature hat” any given Saturday morning or weekday. She genuinely enjoyed years of early morning worship and offered an immeasurable amount of her life to spreading the good news while in “field services” around Americus and surrounding counties. 

She faithfully worshiped Jehovah and dearly cherished and guided her family until her final days here on earth. She took a great step into “Jehovah’s final service” on December 7, 2013. Ms. Hattie was one of a kind and will never be forgotten. She is a Grand legend that will be dearly missed and honored. The sound of her gentle, calming voice, spiritual guidance and warm smile will resonate among generations to come…. She was a very “special lady”… 

She is preceded in death by three siblings, Mr. Benjamin Tullis, Mr. Albert Harvey Jr. & Ms. Ozzie Perry. Ms. Hattie is the devoted mother of 14 children which she loved dearly. One son, Mr. Tommy Lee “Jabo” Stewart preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories 8 boys; Mr. Paul (Linda) Stewart, Mr. Fred (Bernadine) Stewart, Mr. William (Sonya) Stewart Mr. Michael (Virginia) Stewart all of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Louis (Zandra) Stewart, Mr. Curtis Stewart, Mr. Eddie Stewart and Mr. Larry Stewart all of Americus, GA; five lovely daughters: Ms. Gloria Stewart Bell, Ms. Barbara Stewart Jones, Mrs. Louise (Kenny) Wilkerson, Ms. Cheryl (Clyde) Stewart and Ms. Jacqueline Stewart all of Americus, GA; 36 grandchildren, 57 Great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and devoted friends. Devoted friends and lifelong friends and caregivers include; Ms. Minnie Battle, Ms. Gail Watkins, Ms. Tameka Foster and Ms. Vivian Jordan and Ms. Francis “Madea” Perry all of Americus, Georgia. Caregivers include; Ms. Brenda Mann and Ms. Peggy all of Americus, Georgia.

 


December01

Mrs. Mattie Bell Sanders

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Mattie Bell Sanders of Americus will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at the United Holiness Church with Bishop Arthur Fulton officiating.  Burial will follow in the Staley Memorial Gardens. 

Mrs. Mattie Bell Sanders was born June 18, 1918 in Stewart County, Georgia to the late Paul Crumpt and the late Annie Bell Myers.  She was educated in the Stewart County School System.  Always caring for others, she worked as a caregiver outside the home for many years as she cared for her own family.  Mother Sanders went to live with the Lord on Sunday, December 1, 2013 surrounded and comforted by her loving and devoted children. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Sanders, Sr., her mother, Mrs. Annie Bell Williams, and two children: James McCoy & Betty Denson along with several grandchildren.

 

 

Left to cherish her memories are her eight children: Mrs. Alma Ruth (Sam) Solomon, Bobby (Lilly Ruth) McCoy, Mrs. Mary Bertha (James) Williams, Mrs. Martha (Frank) Townsley, Mrs. Mary (Albert) Mack, Mrs. Mattie Ruth (Karl) Colquitt, Robert Sanders Jr., and Mrs. Aretha (Donald) Bates.  Mother Sanders leaves her loving grandchildren and three generations of great grands to carry on her spirit of care giving. In addition, she also leaves to celebrate her life, some very special godsons and friends that were close to her heart, you know who you are.

 

 
 

 

 

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November28

Mrs. Mae L. Gallamore

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Mae L. Andrews Gallamore will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 at the Mt. Zion Webster Baptist Church with Rev.  Alfred Starling officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mae Andrews Gallamore was born in Webster County, Georgia on May 26, 1948 to the late William and Jeffie Andrews. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. Mae joined the Mt. Zion Webster Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. G.W. Nealy. She was married to the late Cleveland Gallamore of Baxley, Georgia and this union was blessed with five children. Mae was called home to meet her heavenly Father on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the Lillian Carter Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by two siblings: Sylvester V. Thomas of Flint Michigan and Cleveland Twiggs, Sr. of Americus, Georgia.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: John B. Gallamore of Plains, Georgia, Gary Gallamore, Sabastian Gallamore of Baxley, Georgia, Cleveland J. Gallamore of Lakeland, Florida and Latoya Gallamore of Deerfield, Florida; two brothers: William (Julia) Andrews of Americus, Georgia, and Jessie (Jean) Andrews of Flint, Michigan; four sisters: Ms. Rosa Andrews and Mrs. Mary Jackson both of Plains, Georgia Ms. Mattie P. Andrews of Mt. Morris Michigan and Mrs. Angaline (Charlie) Boone of Plainfield, New Jersey; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Mildred Twiggs of Americus, Georgia and Mrs. Barbara Thomas of Flint, Michigan; one aunt, Mrs. Annie C. Thomas of Flint, Michigan; several nieces, nephews, including a devoted niece, Gloria Hurley of Plains, Georgia; two devoted cousins: Mrs. Bertha (Shug) Dice of Leslie, Georgia and Shekela Crouch of Deerfield, Florida; several devoted friends including: Linda and Lois Crouch of Deerfield, Florida, Annie Ross, Vernell Hollis, Mary (Johnny) Grier, Dale Morgan, Danny Blackmon, Bobby Sims, and Gidget Evans all of Plains, Georgia and Donnie Lewis of Americus. A host of grandchildren, Great grandchildren and other relatives and friends also survive.

 

 
 

 

 

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November25

Mr. Ralph Lewis, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Lewis, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church on Cotton Ave. in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. 

Mr. Ralph Lewis, Jr. affectionately known as “Yoke”, was born in Sumter County, Georgia on March 26, 1948 to the late Mr. Ralph Lewis, Sr. and the late Mrs. Eddie Lee Bateman Lewis.  He received his education in the public school system of Sumter County.  He was a truck driver for over 20 years.  Truck driving was his passion. He was married to Mrs. Sherlene Maddox Lewis on September 21, 1969 and to this union two caring and loving children were born.  Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Parnell, Tommie and Eddie.  

In addition to his wife, Mrs. Sherlene Lewis, he leaves cherished memories to his devoted daughter Cassandra T. Pless, Americus, GA; two sons: Ralph Lewis, III and Brandon Lewis both of Americus, GA; one grandson Caleb M. Pless, Americus, GA; three sisters, Minnie Lewis, Americus, GA, Bobbie Mae Stowbridge, Chester, PA, Loretta Lewis, Douglasville, GA; two brothers: Robert (Dorothy) Lewis, and Ernest Lewis both of Americus, GA; mother-in-law Mrs. Willie Faye Maddox, Americus, GA; son-in-law Tommy L. Pless, Jr., Americus, GA; sisters-in-law Annie (James) Wilson, Louise (Emmett) Rouland both of Americus, GA, Linda (Bill) McWhorther, Boston, MA; brothers-in-law, George (Earnestine) Maddox, Albany, GA, Clyde (Rudy) Maddox of Riverside, CA, one uncle Robert Bateman, Americus, GA, four aunts Mary Prater, Daisy Bateman, Carolyn Bateman all of Americus, GA, Mary Lou Carter of Albany, GA. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives including two devoted nieces Moneishia Lewis and Michelle (Charles) Townes and a devoted friend Forrest “Shorty” Hill also survive.

 

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November20

Mrs. Rosa Leary

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Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Joiner Leary will be Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Wynn officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rosa Joiner Leary, daughter of the late Eula Mae Joiner and the late Lonnie Manning, was born May 25, 1936 in Macon County, Georgia. “Polly”, as she was affectionately called, grew up in Montezuma and attended Flint River Farms School. She joined New Hope Baptist Church in 1945. In 1956 she married Willie James Leary. They moved to Atlanta in 1958. Later she became a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Leary worked in various medical facilities in the Atlanta area and retired as an RN at Dekalb Hospital. God called her home on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie James Leary, one son Kelvin Leary, and one sister Betty Manning.

Left to cherish her memory are three daughters: Rosetta Leary, Gwendolyn Leary and Joann Leary all of Atlanta, Georgia; one son, Willie James Leary, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Mary Barrett (Dudley) of Orlando, Florida; one brother, Lonnie Manning, Jr. of New York; her son-in-law, Willie Wilmont; her grandchildren: Rosetta Leary, Shanno Leary, Kiana Leary, Gwenetta Green, Melvin Sharp, William Leary, Kelvin Leary, Antonio Leary and Antony Leary; nine great grandchildren; a devoted cousin, Ruby Miller; several nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 

November18

Mr. Jessie Burke, Sr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Jessie Burke, Sr. will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.  

 

Our beloved, Jessie Burke, was born September 15, 1926 in Macon County, Georgia to the late W.D. Burke and the late Carrie Phillips Burke. At an early age, he joined Brown Chapel Baptist Church. Later he moved his membership to Little Bethel Baptist Church in Peach County where he served as a deacon until his health declined. 

 

Jessie attended the Flint River Farms School. On May 28, 1949 he was united in holy matrimony to Emma Honey Burke. This union was blessed with four children. He was preceded in death by his wife, two children: Hollis Burke and Dorothy Burke and his siblings: Jim Phillips, Marshall Burke, O.W. Burke, Henry J. Burke and E.H. Burke. Mr. Burke was employed with Barrett Farms and later retired when his health began to decline. God called him home on November 18, 2013.  

 

He leaves to cherish his memory a very devoted daughter, Shirley Burke Brown (Willie, Sr.) of Montezuma, Georgia; his devoted son, Jessie Burke, Jr. (Betty) of Florida; one sister, Mary Ann Burke of Atlanta, Georgia; his brothers: Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Burke and Willie J. Burke of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Burke of Florida, and Chester Burke of Byron, Georgia; seven grandchildren: Anthony Burke (Miranda), Tony Burke, LaVivian Ellington (Antrius), Captain Jeffrey Brown (Captain Kendra), Tyrone Brown, Beverly Brown Latimore (Craig),and  Willie J. Brown, Jr. (De’Andrea); great grandchildren: Alexia Clayton, Khaliq Rashad, Christopher Ellington, Timothy Burke, Anterious Ellington, La’Terrian Ellington, Quazerious Ellington, C.J. Latimore and Caleb Latimore; brother-in-law, J.T. Tookes (Bessie) of Montezuma, Georgia; sisters-in-law: Willie Mae Tookes and Mrs. Howard Tookes of Florida; daughter-in-law, Pearlie M. Burke of Montezuma, Georgia; uncle, Clarence Thomas (Rosa) of Montezuma, Georgia; a devoted cousin, Ruby Miller of Montezuma, Georgia; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends.

 

 
 

 

 

November07

Infant Kamorion Dwayne Carter

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Graveside Services for Infant Kamorion Dwayne Carter will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Eastview Cemetery Americus, Georgia with Evangelist Anthony Walker Officiating.

Kamorion Dwayne Carter came into this world on Thursday, November 7, 2013. A beautiful baby boy, “Lil Buddy” was born at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Americus, GA. Too precious to live in this world, God gave us a glimpse of him before he sent his angel to his heavenly home.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents: Shambreka Lockhart and Michael Carter, Jr.; one brother, Jamarion K. Lockhart; grandparents: Laquasha Davis, Melanie (Sam) Boone; great-grandparents: Diane Boone, Stella Ford and Eddie (Cynthia) Davis; one aunt, Kirsten Davis; two uncles: Jehiem Boone and Darren Carter; Great-grandfather Willie (Vernell) Carter; great-great grandmothers: Annie Ruth Davis and Edna Sims; great-aunts: Chelby Davis, Latonya Larken, April Munns, Shirley Munns, Antwanette Williams and Tianna Mitchell; great uncles: Andrew Lockhart, Jr., Charlie Lockhart, James Lockhart, Vernon Lockhart, Edward Lockhart, Don Smith, Antwan Lockhart, Demetre Lockhart, Marcus Butts, Eddie Davis, Jr., Tony Boone, Rodney Hartage and Flinza Davis; great aunts: Julia Lockhart, Ella Green, and Ola Baisden.