August24

Mr Earnest Clyde Akine

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 Mr. Earnest Clyde Akine passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Phoebe Sumter Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later. 

Mr. Earnest C. Akine was born on December 9, 1947 to the late Mr. Joe Akine, Jr. and Mrs. Rena McGhee Akine. 

His surviving siblings are Willie John Akron, James Akine, Jimmy Lee Akine, Dennis Akine, Donald Jerome Akine, Joe Walters and Eddie Walters.


August21

Mr. Walter Edwards

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The funeral service for Mr. Walter Edwards of Smithville, Georgia will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the St. John A.M.E. Church in Plains, Georgia. Burial will follow at St. Paul A.M.E. Cemetery.

Roe and Florrie Bell Edwards’ hearts delighted in welcoming Flora Mae, Norma Ruth, Rodolph, and Walter. Their legacy has come full circle. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. On August 21, 2019, Walter fulfilled his life’s journey on Earth.  His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord”.

When the door opened that lead Walter into life eternal; he entered knowing he kept the only two promises requested by his parents, watch over the land and the children (Glenice and Walter Randolph). He served faithfully as a devoted Steward of Saint Paul A.M.E. Church in Smithville, GA and as a member of Saint Bartholomew Lodge 177 until his health would not allow him to be physically present but not spiritually.

He leaves to cherish his devoted wife, confidant, and way maker of 58 years Anna Lucile Monts Edwards. Their union produced a quintet of daughters Florine, Bertha, Annie, Carolyn, and Sabrina.  His bountiful harvest also includes Patricia Simmons-Davis, God daughter Susie Henderson, and his baby the late Latonya Hurley-Larkins.  He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Florine White Laster, devoted niece and nephew Glenice Burton and Herschel Edwards.
He also leaves to cherish his grandchildren David Laster, Calvin Laster, Christal Blalock, Walter Simmons, Cassondra Covington, Joshua Howard, Kayla Howard, Deshavia Simmons, Kennedi Howard and three devoted great-grandchildren Christian and Gabrielle Laster and Tabious Laster. Son-in-laws Connie Ford and Ralph Covington; Sister-in-laws Martha Edwards, Mary Jackson, Edna Jones, and Earnestine Jackson and Brother in-laws John (Ida) Monts, David and Williams Monts, Ed (Juanita) Ross, and Albert Monts.

His life could not have been more bountiful if not for the love and dedication of Ralph Morgan, Mark Tullis, and his care-giver/daughter Emma Wright.

 

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August19

Mrs. Mary Harp

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 The Funeral Service for Mrs. Mary Dean Harp of Oglethorpe, Georgia will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Willie Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow at Oglethorpe City Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Dean Williams Harp was born in Americus, Georgia on July 4, 1949 to the late Virgil Henry Williams and Clydie Bell Williams. She was educated in the Sumter County public school system. Mary received her Christian training in local churches. She later became a faithful member of New Life Holiness Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia.

In 1987, she was united in holy matrimony to Willie James Harp who preceded her in death. Mary Dean was known as “Sweet Mary”. She always had a beautiful smile and was very friendly and outspoken. On Monday, August 19, 2019, God embraced her as she transitioned from labor to reward at her home. She is preceded in death by six brothers and one sister: Walter B. Williams, James Williams, Virgil Williams, Arthur Williams, Thomas Williams, Furlow Williams and Christine Williams.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her daughters: Brenda Stanton and Tammy Williams of Montezuma, Georgia; her son, Gregory Williams of Oglethorpe, Georgia; grandchildren: Keith Stanton of Atlanta, Georgia, TeKorien Brown Williams, Mercedez Collier, TeKamry Brown Williams, Marquez Collier and Teyunna Williams all of Montezuma, Georgia; great grandchildren: Isaiah Thomas of Warner Robins, Georgia and Paislely Wiggins of Montezuma, Georgia; sister, Hazel (Ernest) Harp of Andersonville, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ardean Clark, Virginia H. Whitehead (Phil) and Eddie Harp (Barbara) all of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Willie B. Harp (Loretta) of Americus, Georgia; a host of very dedicated nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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August19

Veteran Jerome Felton

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The funeral service for Veteran Jerome Felton of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Frist United Holiness Church in Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow at Champ Waters Cemetery. Jerome will lie in repose in Americus on Thursday from 2:00 to 7:30 and in Montezuma on Friday from 9:00 to 7:30.

Mr. Jerome Felton was born in Montezuma, Georgia on June 26, 1959 to the late Mr. Alonzo Woolfork and Ms. Josie Lewis. He was reared with loving care by Mrs. Dollie B. Felton. Jerome was educated in the Macon County school system. He is a graduate of the D.F. Douglass High School where he participated on the drumline. After high school, he joined the Georgia National Guard and served in the Infantry and Corps of Engineers from which he retired.

On March 27, 1981, he married the love of his life, Trenna Poole, and to this union four children were born. Jerome was a man that enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, motorcycle riding, and singing just to name a few. Later in life, he became a member of the First United Holiness Church where he attended and served until Our Father in heaven called him home. He is preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Dollie B. Felton, one brother Mr. Lonnie Woolfork, and one sister Ms. Gladys Felton.

Left to honor and cherish his memory are his mother, Ms. Josie Lewis; wife, Trenna Felton; four children: Kimesha Felton, Tiffany Felton, Cheri Felton and Shalisha (Kadeem) Williams; one granddaughter, “PaPa's baby” Ryleigh Kaye. He also leaves behind four brothers: Michael (Barbara) Felton of Montezuma, Georgia, Dennis (Betty) Thomas of Hartford Connecticut, Reginald (Brenda) Thomas of Hartford Connecticut and Darron Felton of Montezuma Georgia; five sisters: Anne Felton of Montezuma Georgia, Lisa (Arney) Bryant of Vienna, Georgia, Audrey Woolfork, Sharon (Jody) Beal and Amilia (Eric) Williams all of Montezuma, Georgia;  a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

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August09

Veteran Joe Louis Reynolds

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The funeral service for PFC Joe Louis Reynolds of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia with Pastor Leroy Reynolds officiating.

 PFC Joe Louis Reynolds was born on November 11, 1952 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mr. Willie J. Reynolds, Sr. and the late Mrs. Rose B. Reynolds.  He served honorably in the U. S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. PFC Reynolds died on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, Georgia. 

 PFC Reynolds leaves to cherish his memories his wife; Hattie Reynolds of North Carolina, three sons: Rodney (Laytrina) Brown of Austell, Georgia, Terrell Reynolds of  Union City, Georgia and Marcus Reynolds of North Carolina; two step daughters: Latrena Sims of Americus, Georgia and Michelle Wallace of North Carolina; two brothers: Leroy (Annie) Reynolds of Vienna, Georgia and Willie James (Martha) Reynolds of Americus, Georgia; one sister, Bessie Thomas of Americus, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Johnny Wright of Preston, Georgia; four aunts: Frances Burton of Macon, Georgia, Doris Baker, Mamie Baker and Mamie Reynolds of Americus, Georgia; one uncle, Phillip Reynolds of Americus, Georgia; a niece that was reared as a sister, Aretha Ross (Sylvester) Hallmon of Albany, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

 

 

August07

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Joiner Rogers

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The Funeral Service for Mrs. Dorothy Jean Rogers of Oglethorpe, Georgia will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Alfred Wynn officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Joiner Rogers was born on November 26, 1958 to the late Mr. Frederick James Joiner, Sr. and the late Mrs. Mary Ann Williams Joiner in Montezuma, Georgia.

Dorothy Jean joined Zion Hill Baptist Church early in life. She attended the public schools of Macon County and was in the class of 1976 at D. F. Douglass High School. She was married to Mr. Danny Rogers who preceded her in death.

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Dorothy Jean Rogers departed this life. Jean had an humble spirit. She was a nurturer and a giver. Her memory will forever be cherished by her family and friends. She is survived by her sisters: Bessie English (Boisey), Ruby Joiner, Brenda Joiner, Freddie Joiner, Mary Nell Joiner, Laura Lester(Tony), LaShavous Joiner  and Kimyatta Joiner; two brothers: Frederick Joiner, Jr. (Kizzy) and Ricky Joiner (Ashley); mother-in-law, Josephine Rogers; brother-in-law, Tony Redding; aunts: Ruby Miller, Mildred Johnson (Ernest), Janie Mae Smith, Betty Ann Williams and Bessie Lee Williams; uncles: Willie B. McGhee, Adel Joiner (Johnnie Mae) and Willie B. Joiner; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


August03

Ms. Schenita Williams Martin

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The funeral service for Ms. Schenita Williams Martin of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. John Baptist Church in Leslie, Georgia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Schenita was born October 30, 1957 in Lee County, Georgia to the late Mr. Jessie Lee Williams and Mrs. Ethel Lee Williams. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County up until her 9th grade year. Her family then moved to DeSoto, Georgia in 1971 where she began attending Union High School and earned her high school diploma in 1975. After graduating high school, Schenita entered the workforce, working at Woodgrain Moldings in Americus, Georgia from 1977-1985, Textron Automotive in Americus, Georgia from 1985-2000 and Cooper Tires in Albany, Georgia from 2000-2006.

For 10+ years, Schenita attended Oasis World Outreach in Americus, Georgia and served on the intercessory prayer team and praise team faithfully. She later began to frequent First United Holiness Church in Montezuma, Georgia until her passing.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Fabian R. Drew; her sister, Ms. Durrie Lee Williams; her brothers, Mr. M.C. (June) Savage, Mr. Eddie Jean Williams, Mr. Lee Edward "Pete" Savage, Sr. and Mr. Jesse D. Williams.

While her life on this side came to an end on Saturday, August 03, 2019, her legacy will forever live in the  hearts of her daughters: Cynthia Whitehead and Anisha Walton; her mother, Ethel Lee Williams; her beloved grandchildren: Jamesia (Jay) Monts, Charleston Drew, Caitlin Drew, Caleb Drew and Cameron Walton; a beloved great-grand, Ryleigh Monts all of Americus, Georgia; her loving sisters: Alma (Jacob) Telfair of Albany, Georgia, Mary (Jerome) Dennis of Lithonia, Georgia and Louise (Clifford) Colson of Jesup, Georgia; her caring brothers: John (LaVerne) Williams of DeSoto, Georgia and Calvin Williams of Americus, Georgia; a devoted godson, Gary Lee Brooks of Newnan, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends all survive the late Schenita Williams Martin.

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