January06

Mr. Lu-Keldric Clark

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Funeral services for Mr. Lu-Keldric Clark will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Pleasant/Travelers Rest CME Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Sydney L. Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow at the Champ Waters Cemetery.

Lu-Keldric Wesley Clark, son of Pharies Elaine Turner Clark and the late Jimmie Lee Clark, was born September 8, 1976 in Americus, Georgia. He grew up in Montezuma and attended the public schools of the county. Lu-Keldric was a member of the class of 1995 at Macon County High School. He continued his studies in Computer Science at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia.

At an early age, Lu-Keldric accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined Travelers Rest CME Church where he worked diligently as an usher and Junior Steward. Lu-Keldric worked at various jobs including Southern Frozen Foods, Perdue, and Richmond Cold Storage Warehouse. His most recent position was at Gilmer Warehouse and Logistics where he was named Employee of the Month on numerous occasions.

Lu-Keldric was a kind, loving person who enjoyed sports. His favorite football team was the New England Patriots. Lu-Keldric departed this life on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Georgia.

Precious memories are forever cherished by his mother, Pharies Elaine Clark of Montezuma, Georgia; siblings: James and Angela  Clark of Marianna, Florida, Andre Clark of Decatur, Georgia, and Sarvondre Clark of Montezuma, Georgia; his niece, Myeisha Clark of Panama City, Florida; great aunt, Pharis L. Dean of Conyers, New York; aunts and uncles: John and Viderial Clark of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Patricia and Eddie Clark of Decatur, Georgia, Daisy Sniffins of Atlanta, Georgia, Raymond and Patricia Rumph of Riverdale, Georgia and Lois Clark of Montezuma, Georgia; a special aunt, Elizabeth R. Turner of Atlanta, Georgia; Godmother, Minnie J. Hix of Jamacia, New York; Godsisters, Regina and Shelby Smith of Warner Robins, Georgia; a host of other loving relatives and friends.

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January03

Infant Ausha Noelle Roberts

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Graveside services for infant Ausha Noelle Roberts of Americus, Georgia will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M at the Lebanon Cemetery in Plains, Georgia with Co-Pastor Sherry Thomas officiating.

Ausha Noelle Roberts the infant daughter of Unastashia Teagra Sales and Quinton Rashad Roberts was born on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. Our Lord and Savior saw His precious Angel struggling for life and decided to remove all of her pain and take her Home with Him

Left to cherish her memories are her parents: Unastashia Teagra Sales and Quinton Rashad Roberts both of Americus Georgia; her brother, Brendon Rashad Roberts; grandparents: Annie K. Sales of Americus, Georgia, Priscilla Roberts of Austell, Georgia, Christopher Sales, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Tyson and Linda Tyson all of Americus, Georgia; aunts & uncles: Christopher Sales, Jr. Shyketta Brown, Chavonta Roberts, Justin Roberts, Jarvis Tyson, Shaketia Tyson and Kaylah Tyson, several other relatives and friends also survive. 

 

 


December20

Infant Cayleb M. Westberry

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Graveside services for infant Cayleb Westberry of Cordele, Georgia will be held on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia with Rev. Lewis Burden officiating.

Cayleb Masiah Westberry the infant son of Genesia Westberry and Courtney Reese was born on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:30 PM. at Crisp Regional Health Services in Cordele, Georgia. On Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 12:59 P.M. Our Lord and Savior saw his precious Angel struggling for life and decided to remove all of his pain and take him Home with him

Left to cherish his memories are his parents: Genesia Westberry and Courtney Reese both of Cordele, Georgia; his sister, Caydee Reese of Cordele, Georgia; grandparents: Monica Peterson of Vienna, Georgia, Genesis Westberry of Cordele, Georgia, Shameka Hardeman, DeWayne Hardeman and Clifford Merritt all of Cordele, Georgia; several other relatives and friends also survive. 

 


December11

Mr. David Larry

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Graveside services for David Larry, 70, of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Chapel Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Governor Gibson officiating.

David Larry, son of the late Ruth Brown Larry and Alford Larry was born January 18, 1945 in Macon County, Georgia. David grew up in Montezuma and attended the public schools of Macon County. At an early age, he joined Brown Chapel Baptist Church. He was employed at CE Minerals Mulcoa and retired in 2001 after twenty-eight years of service.

David departed this life on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Rev. Lonnie Brown, Sr. and Mary Louise Thomas. 

Left to cherish his memory are his devoted sister, Dollie L. West of Montezuma, Georgia; his children: David Jr. (Erica), Elaine (Curtis) McDonald, Lalesia, Justin, Shekelo, Hakeem (Vansheka), Masie and Sherman all of Montezuma, Georgia and Tony of Perry, Georgia; eighteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Willie C. Thomas of Montezuma, Georgia; three aunts: Bernice Brown of Miami, Florida, Mary Lizzie Brown of Marshallville, Georgia and Ophelia Larry of Henderson, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 


December08

Mr. William Bowens, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. William Bowens, Jr, 68, of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12:00 noon. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Sims officiating. Burial will follow at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

Mr. William Bowens, Jr. was born January 2, 1947 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Voncile Mann Bowens and the late William Bowens, Sr. At an early age, he joined Antioch Baptist Church. He graduated from Sumter High School in 1964 and furthered his education at South Georgia Technical College receiving a degree in Drafting. “Jr” entered the United States Army on March 3, 1967 and served his country faithfully until he was discharged on May 1, 1970. On August 29, 1968 he married the love of his life, Ms. Diane Dorsey and they spent 49 beautiful years together.

“Dude” was a kind, loving person that would help anyone in need. He served on several community boards including the Boys & Girls Club of Americus & Sumter County, New Horizons Habitat for Humanity and West Central GA Community Action Council. He was also very active in the Civil Rights Movement in Sumter County. He was employed as an Insurance Agent for many years with Delta Life Insurance Company and United Insurance Company. He also was a car salesman at Earl Snider Auto Sales. He passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia surrounded by his family.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 49 years Diane Bowens; four children: Teresa Dorsey, Christopher (Sharon) Bowens, Karina (Anthony) Campbell and Monica Bowens all of Americus, Georgia; two devoted siblings: Myrtice Bowens of Americus, Georgia and Alvin (Carolyn) Bowens of McDonough, Georgia; in-laws: Maybell Bullard, Peggy Ann Dorsey, Daniel Dorsey, Patricia Dorsey, Emmett Dorsey and Joann Floyd; nine grandchildren: Akeha, Lakeisha, Marquis, Shamaya, Chelsey, Anthony, Christopher, Tameal and Tammie; five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive

 


December06

Mr. L.C. Spencer

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Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Charles Spencer, affectionately known as “L.C.” will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Henry J. Moore, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Leonard Charles Spencer, affectionately known as “L.C.” was born on August 20, 1942 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Edward Ford and the late Doshie Mae Spencer. “L.C.” attended the public schools of Sumter County, Georgia.  At an early age, he became a member of the Daniel Grove Baptist Church in Sumter County, Georgia. He was no stranger to hard work.  He has worked as a farmer and a burial vault worker. “L.C.” was united in holy matrimony to the former Helen Warren on December 31, 1963 and to this union four children were born.

"L.C." departed his earthly life on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kwamesia Paris White; a grandson, Trayvin Charles Spencer; and a great-grandson, Camron O’Neal Goshay. 

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Helen Warren Spencer; four children, Leonard C. (LaKia) Spencer, III; Jacob L. Spencer, Gwendolyn A. Spencer, Connie J. Spencer; four sisters, Elizabeth Mitchell Cobb, Beulah Barner, Dorothy (Walter) Bridges, and Sallie White; two brothers, Henry Spencer and Leonard (Barbara) Williams; two aunts, Emma Jones and Eddie Wise; nine grandchildren, Giovanni Spencer, Antwanette Spencer, DeAngelo Spencer, DeShone Watson, Rakeem (Keaunna) Spencer, DeJennea Spencer, Jada Spencer, Tia Spencer, and China Spencer; caregiver, Dianne Warren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 


December02

Mr. Clarence Edward Marshall

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Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Edward Marshall of Montezuma, Georgia will be Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Shade Arnold Baptist Church with Pastor George Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Clarence Edward Marshall, son of the late Mark J. and Rosa Walters Marshall, was born February 12, 1954 in Macon County, Georgia. Clarence grew up in Montezuma and attended Quality Enterprise of Macon County. At an early age, he professed Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined Shade Arnold Baptist Church.  He loved attending church with his brothers and sisters, and because of his faithfulness, Clarence was presented with an Honorary Deacon’s Award on October 16, 2011.

Clarence was a kind and loving young man who loved to make others smile. He departed this life Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry, Georgia. He will truly be missed by his family and friends. 

Clarence will be lovingly remembered by a host of family and friends including his three sisters: Mary Marshall Rogers of Rochester, New York, Betty M. Fields (Roosevelt) of Montezuma, Georgia and Evangelist Barbara M. Law of Montezuma, Georgia; two brothers: Deacon Charlie J. Marshall (Barbara) of Montezuma, Georgia and Minister Willie Marshall of Rochester, New York; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 


November24

Mr. Freddie James Dice

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Funeral services for Mr. Freddie James Dice of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Perry Grove Baptist Church in Leslie, Georgia with Evangelist Sara Dice officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery in Americus, Georgia.

Mr. Freddie (Frederick) James Dice affectionately known as Fred was born in Sumter County, Georgia on May 4, 1952 to the parentage of the late Willie Dice Sr. and Mattie B. Dice. He was educated in the Public school of Sumter County.  At an early age he joined the Perry Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. H. L. McGruder.  After graduating he enlisted in the Army in 1972, he served for twenty years.  He was married to Joyce Dice. “Fred” worked at the Country Club for ten years, and later went to Magnolia Manor and worked for twelve years in dietary. He was preceded in death by three brothers; Willie Dice Jr., Bobby Dice, and Robert Charles Dice. Fred died peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at his home in Americus, Georgia.

He leaves to mourn his passing a wife, Joyce Dice; two brothers: Edward Dice of Americus, GA and Torryce Dice of Forest Park, GA; three sisters: Deborah Dice and friend Charles Gordon of Americus, GA, Melinda (Charles) Johnson of Forest Park, GA and Imogene Dice and friend Patrick of Forest Park, GA; an uncle, John L. Dice of Miami, FL; two aunts: Bertha Dice of Americus, GA and Bobbie Player of Miami, FL; four nieces: Valerie Dice, Koris K. Dice, Yasmine Gordon, and Niesha T. Johnson; six nephews: Corey Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Mario Dice, Tarvaris Dice, Baraka Dice and Edward Dice Jr., and a host of other nieces, nephew, cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends including a very devoted friend, Becky Dice.

 

 

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November20

Mrs. Sharon A. Thomas

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Memorial services for Mrs. Sharon Thomas, age 52 of Andersonville, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Good News Ministry in Americus, Georgia with Bishop E.J. Wallace officiating.

Mrs. Sharon Thomas, daughter of the late Geraldine Rucker and the late William Gilbert, was born September 17, 1963 in Macon County, Georgia. “Cherry”, as she was affectionately called, accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age and joined the First Salem Baptist Church. During her elementary school years, she moved to Florida and attended the public schools of Broward County, Florida. She moved back to Georgia in her early twenties and married the late Willie Thomas. She worked at the Andersonville National Cemetery for many years and also did private duty nursing. Cherry started attending Good News Ministries in Americus, Georgia over a year ago and rededicated her life to Christ. She was cared for by her devoted husband Benjamin, nursed by her sister Teresa, and loved by her other sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins. She loved her family and church family. She departed this life Friday, November 20, 2015 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Benjamin Turner of Andersonville, Georgia; her sisters and brothers: Wilma Gilbert (Charles) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Teresa Sneed, William Erving Gilbert and Sandra Gilbert of Montezuma, Georgia, June Gilbert, William Otis Gilbert and Tracy White of Boynton Beach, Florida; her step-children: Willie Jett Turner (Debra), Amos Jett Turner (Bobbie Sue), Benny Jett Turner (Kathleen), Eddie Jett Turner (Janice), Verrell Turner (Michelle), Katisha Ivey (Antonio) of Alabama and Darrell Turner (Tamara) of Texas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rodger Turner (Cora), Richard Turner (Gloria) and Martha Burks (Eddie) of Alabama; aunts and uncles: Elizabeth Ann McLean, Reatha Jones (Alton), William Harris (Thelma), and Gloria White; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 


November20

Mr. Larenza E. Jackson

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Funeral services for Mr. Larenza Edward Jackson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Rev. Jerome Jones officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Larenza Edward Jackson was born in Sumter County, Georgia on June 10, 1952 to the late Mrs. Eunice Jackson and the late John Jackson Jr. At an early age he joined the Jerusalem Baptist Church. Larenza loved going to church with his mother and he loved listening to music. He was a favorite of all the residents and staff of Miona Geriatric & Rehabilitation. Mr. Jackson died on Friday, November 20, 2015 in Ideal, Georgia.

He leaves to cherish his memory four brothers & five sisters: Fannie Wilkerson, Washington, Georgia, Lucy Poore (Jimmy), Hamlet, North Carolina, Johnnie Wynn, Macon, Georgia, Mary Brady (Tyrone) Fort Washington, Maryland, Vyrtis Thomas (Nathaniel) Mitchellville, Maryland, Eddie Jackson (Jeanette) Forestville, Maryland, Willie Jackson (Julia), Columbus, Georgia, John Jackson (Barbara), Fort Washington, Maryland and Leon Jackson, Americus, Georgia; one aunt, Carrie Reddick of Americus, Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

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