February27

Infant Jada Ann Brown

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Graveside services for infant Jada Ann Brown will be Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Westend Cemetery in Butler, GA with Pastor Michael Fowler officiating.

Little Jada Ann Brown was born October 15, 2013 in Americus GA. to Kristin Knowlton Demetrice D. Brown.  She flew home to heaven on February 23, 2014.

Jada is now resting with her family that proceeded her in death: Grandparents; Dorothy A. Knowlton, Charlie (Estelle) Knowlton, Thomas J. Brown, Bessie Mae Myles, Quida Brown, Pat Brown; Aunts; Carolyn knowlton, Gloria Knowlton, Stephanie Ann Brown and Latresh “Tweety” Brown. 

 

Jada leaves to cherish her memory, devoted parents: Kristin Knowlton and Demetrice D. Brown both of Americus, GA; Brothers and Sister: Kelonte Knowlton, Michelle Jackson, Aumodia Lewis, Chi’miriah Lewis, Shametria Lewis, Ja’Kyrston Brown, Andre Lembrick, Chi’ Robinson and Jalisa Evans; Grandparents:  Lorenza Peeples, Thomaston GA and Zebbie Grey of Americus GA; one great grandmother, Teletia (Thomas) Brown of Preston GA; devoted aunts and uncles: Roshan Brown  of Montezuma GA, Karista Knowlton  of Leslie GA, Kelvin Knowlton, Steven Knowlton, Jessie F.  Knowlton Jr.  all of Butler, GA, Kaylnn Bunkley  of Geneva GA, Tyshun Brown  of Salayia, Doha Qatar; devoted great aunts: Virginia Knowlton  of Butler, GA, Debra Knowlton  of Ideal, GA and Gloria L. Walter Marshall of Americus, GA.

 

 

February18

Mr. Clarence Thomas, Jr.

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Mr. Clarence Thomas, Jr., age 78, of Travelers Rest Road, Montezuma, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Waters officiating.

Clarence Thomas, Jr. was born May 11, 1935 in Montezuma, Georgia. He was the fifth child born to the late Clarence Tolbert Thomas and Lonnie Haugabook Thomas. Siblings who preceded him in death are Betty Green, Harvey Thomas, Joe Lewis Thomas, Mary Lizzie Thomas and Earnest James Thomas.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter: Louise Bibbs of St. Robert, Missouri; two grandchildren: Veronica Williams and Willie J. Williams, Jr. (Mindy), and eight grandchildren all of St. Robert, Missouri; a loving and devoted niece and nephew Jacqueline and Damon Felton of Montezuma, Georgia; two sisters: Dorothy Thomas of Montezuma, Georgia and Millie Loman of Atlanta, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 

 

February15

Ms. Viola Glover

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Funeral services for Ms. Viola Louise Glover of Plains, Georgia will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the St John A.M.E. Church in Plains, Georgia with Pastor Shirley Strawter officiating. Burial will follow at the Lebanon Cemetery in Plains, Georgia.

 Viola Louise Glover was born January 18, 1951 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Tiney Glover and the late Viola Williams Glover. She was educated in the Sumter County School System. Ms. Viola is preceded in death by an Uncle Aaron Glover Jr. At an early age she joined St. John A. M. E. Church of Plains Georgia, where she sang in the choir and was the church custodian. “Ms. Vi” as she was affectionately called, loved her family and to plant flowers in her yard. She also was a faithful worker at Ryan’s steak house for 10 years until her health failed. Ms. Glover died on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

 

Viola leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters: Glenda Glover (Claude) of Tampa Florida and Salena Glover (Corey) of Americus Georgia; one son, Clemond Glover (Cindy) of Americus, Georgia; two sisters: Lizzie Harper of Americus, Georgia and Lena Wilson of Plains Georgia; one brother, Moses Glover Sr. of Detroit, Michigan; one uncle, Clarence Jordan of Alabama; very close friends: Jan Hobgood, Janie Harper (Billy), Shirley Gary (Dudley). Brenda Battle (Johnathan), Jackie Franklin (Rose); two beautiful grandchildren: Ashley Thrash of Florida, Quasha Glover of Americus Georgia and other relatives and friends also survive.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

February05

Mr. Joseph Williams

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Funeral services for Mr. Joseph B. Williams affectionately known as “Beanie Boy” will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary. Mr. Williams died on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia 

 

Mr. Joseph B. Williams was born in Buena Vista, Georgia on July 25, 1954 to the late John Minyard and Mahalia Williams.  

 

Survivors include his wife of 40 years Mrs. Jeanette Brown Williams of Americus, Georgia; A daughter Ms. Cheryl Williams of Americus, Georgia; one sister, Mrs. Jeanette Robinson of Jonesboro, Georgia; three sisters-in-Law: Mrs. Edna Wilborn, Mrs. Katie Seay and Ms. Dorothy Seay all of Americus, Georgia; three grandchildren: Shymeka Williams, Jakalen Williams and Jakelen Williams all of Americus, Georgia; one great grandson, Princeton Williams of Americus, Georgia; two devoted cousins: Mrs. Lorene Floyd and Mrs. Hattie Pitts both of Americus, Georgia; a devoted niece, Mrs. Claudia Walters of Americus, Georgia. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

 

 
 

 

 

January29

Mr. Willie B. Lester, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Willie B. Lester, Jr. of Jenkins Road Americus, Georgia will be Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on South Lee Street Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Willie B. Lester, Jr was born in Plains, Georgia to the late Willie B. Lester, Sr. and the late Mrs. Ruby Mae Solomon Lester. Mr. Lester died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

Left to cherish his memories are his three brothers: Sam Lester and wife Eliza Williams Lester, Mack A. Lester and fiancée Valerie D. Taylor, Johnny Lester and his wife Kim Chambers Lester and their daughter Laquisha Lester; his aunt and uncle Mr. Sam T. Solomon and Mrs. Alma Solomon; very special cousins: George Solomon, Geraldine Solomon, John and Sonny Person, Sam and Brenda Solomon, Alfred and Johnnie Martin, Kenny Solomon, Willie Grimes, Ozzie Angry, Sherrie Morgan, Arthur Solomon and Nosy Bell Angry; special friends: Robert Sanders, Aretha Sanders, Clyde Tullis & family and James Davis & family. Several other relatives and friends also survive.  

 

 
 

 

 

January27

Mr. McArthur Freeman

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Funeral services for Mr. McArthur “Mack” Freeman of Montezuma, Georgia will be Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12 noon at the Brown Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mr. Freeman died on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

Mr. McArthur Freeman was born November 9, 1943 in Dooly County, Georgia to the late Pinkie Lee Leggett Freeman and the late Monroe Freeman. He attended school at Flint River Farms School in Montezuma. He was a skilled mechanic and worked for the J. D. Auto Sales in Florida and at Goodyear Tire Company.

Survivors include his children:  Cynthia Holloway, Montezuma, Georgia, Rosalyn Freeman, Mack Freeman, and Travis Freeman, all of Atlanta, Georgia, Varis Freeman of Marshallville, Georgia and  Wesley Freeman, Florida; one sister, Queen Clayton of Oglethorpe, Georgia; four brothers:  Fletcher (Rosetta) Freeman and Joseph Freeman of Montezuma, Georgia Willie B. (Martha) Felder of Henderson, Georgia and Ralph Freeman of Belle Glade, Florida; A special niece, Tina Bennett Caldwell, 7 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and other relatives and friends

 

 

January25

Mr. Hence King, Sr.

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Mr. Hence King age 75 of Americus, Georgia died on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. Memorial service for Mr. King will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnessss in Americus, Georgia.

Mr. Hence King was born on May 4, 1938 in Webster County, Georgia to the late Hazel Wright and the late M.C. King. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife: Frances King; seven children: Hence (Beverly) King Jr. of Pensacola, Florida, Michael (Janice) King of Jacksonville NC, Elmira King Tucker, Georgia, Maurice King Cartersville, Georgia, Cassius King of Americus, Georgia, Michelle King of Rome, Georgia and De’Von (Nereus) Ware of Albany, Georgia; six sisters: Lilly (Norris) Hollis of Huntsville, Alabama, Fannie Roberts of Albany, Georgia, Rosetta Wright of Americus, Georgia, Meola (Bobby) Wiltcher of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Munn of Tampa, Florida and Shirley (Henry)  McGarrah of Americus, Georgia; three brothers: Julius (Eva Marie) Wright of Albany Georgia, Johnny B. Wright of Americus, Georgia and Earnest (Sherrie) Wright Jr. of Americus, Georgia; twelve grand children, twelve great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends also survive

 

 

 
 

 


January24

Mr. Alphonso Cooper

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Funeral services for Elder Alphonso Cooper age 86 of Middle River Road Americus, Georgia will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Old Corinth Baptist Church with Apostle Daniel Kuykendall Officiating. Burial will follow at the Alphonso Cooper Cemetery. 

 

Elder Alphonso Cooper a longtime resident of Americus Sumter County Georgia, was born on July 12, 1927 in Gainesville, Florida to the late John Cooper and the late Martha Cameron Cooper.  He received his early education at Welcome Church School and attended Staley High School. He was married to the late Emma Monts Cooper and to this union eight children were born.  Elder Cooper departed this life on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by a grandson Eric Dwayne Carnes, and a brother Robert Lee Cooper of Baltimore MD. 

 

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Alfordean (Apostle Daniel) Kuykendall of Bridgewater, MA. Belinda Jean Battle, Americus, GA, Daryl Alonzo Cooper, Anchorage, Alaska, Dale Edwin Cooper (Clara) Broken Arrow, Ok, John Alton Cooper (Elizabeth), Virlynn Ivan Cooper, Ronald David Cooper (Stacey) all of Americus, GA;. two sisters, Bertha Cooper formerly Newark, NJ and Naomi Harris, Dorchester, MA; fourteen grandchildren, a devoted granddaughter, Deloris Ann Cooper, Anya Lynn Battle (Charlie), Michelle Towns (Charles), Janet Griffin, Christopher Cooper, Darnell Alexander Kuykendall, Darrin Kuykendall, Benita Vernae Kuykendall, Jonathan Cooper, Michael Cooper, Patrick Cooper (Michele), Nicolas Cooper, Kourtney Connelly (John); eighteen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

 

 

 

 

 

 


January22

Mrs. Dorothy L. Cromer

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Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Louise Dent Cromer age 92, of Hill Street Montezuma, Georgia will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Union Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Rev. Joe Hairston officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Dent Cromer was one of six children born to the late Mrs. Sara Underwood Dent and the late Mr. Love Dent of Taylor County, Georgia. She attended school in Taylor County school system. In 1943, she married Mr. William Cromer of Montezuma, Georgia. She was active in the church community and a member of the Bethel AME Church. She participated in the night school program at D. F. Douglass Elementary and always loved learning and planning activities with her family.

She was preceded in death by two stepchildren, Willie James Cromer and Leona Cromer; by one granddaughter, Keina Cromer; and one great grandson, Omari Greene.  Mrs. Cromer passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, January 22, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

 Among those left to cherish her memory are three devoted children:  Mr. Nathaniel Mathis, known as “Sporty Boy”; Mr. William (Carroll) Cromer, Jr., known as “Jr” and Mrs. Dorothy Cromer Martin, all of Montezuma, GA. Her memory and love will be shared among her fourteen grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren, sixteen great-great grandchildren, loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

 

 

January20

Ms. Merita Faye Peeples

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Merita Faye Peeples age 57 died on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Medical Center in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:00 at Welcome Home Full Gospel Baptist Church in Butler, GA with Elder David Towns, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Little View Cemetery in Reynolds, GA.   

“Rita” as she was so affectionately called was the daughter of the late Bennie Peeples Sr. and late Lula Towns Peeples.  She was preceded in death by two brothers Bennie Peeples Jr. and Reginald Peeples. 

Merita leaves to cherish her memories two loving children: Xavier Peeples and Regina Peeples both of Butler, GA; four brothers: Shellie (Zella) Peeples of Junction City, GA, Lorenzo Peeples Thomaston, GA, Johnny Harris and Timothy Peeples both of Reynolds, GA; three sisters: Elizabeth Bunkley, Linda (Forrest) Bunkley and Angelia Parks all of Butler, GA; four aunts: Nellie Towns of Reynolds, GA, Eula Pearl Towns of Atlanta, GA, Margret Lockhart of Milwaukee, WI, Christine Edwards of Butler, GA; three uncles: David (Christine) Towns, Sr. William (Essie Lee) Towns both of Butler, GA, Alexander Towns of Milwaukee, WI; special friends: Jimmy Lee Threats, Diane Durham and Betty Wilson of Junction City, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends including a niece and nephew who she loved and shared in their lives Zy’Kerriah Jones and Dallas Jones, Jr.