April23

Mrs. Doris C. King

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Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Cottle King of Americus, Georgia will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Good News Ministries on Mayo Street in Americus, Georgia with Dr. E.J. Wallace officiating. 

 


Mrs. Doris Cottle King was born on March 27 1941 in Schley County Georgia to the late Ollie B. Cottle and Merol Merritt Cottle. Doris was a dedicated member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 558 and the G.W.F. Phillips Temple #1020 Daughters of Elk’s Mrs. King died peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  She was preceded in death by two brothers: Henry Cottle of Springfield Massachusetts and Ben Wright Sr. Cordele Georgia. 

 

 

She leaves to cherish her memories three children: Hence (Beverly) King Jr. of Pensacola Florida, Elmira King of Tucker Georgia and Cassius King of Americus Georgia; four brothers: Ollie Robert Cottle of Bronx NY, Horace Cottle, Melvin Cottle, and Kenneth Myrick all of Americus Georgia; one God Sister, Sophia Boone Hunt of Lithonia Georgia; four grand-children, seven great grand-children and a host of Nieces and Nephews.

 

 


April21

Mr. Darryl Davis

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Funeral services for Mr. Darryl Davis of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Old Shady Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Watts officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

 

Mr. Darryl Davis was born in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Mary Hawkins Davis and Mr. David Lee Davis.  Mr. Davis died on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Carlton Davis, Alonzo Davis and David Davis Jr.

 

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his children; Dennoris Jenkins, Daryl Davis Jr. and Katelyn Davis; a devoted Fiancée Ms. Janice Brown; his father, Mr. David Lee (Patricia) Davis; four sisters; Cheryl Davis, April (Larry) Davis, Rita (Franklin) Mann and Desharia S. Davis; three brothers: Tyrone Davis and (Fiancée Annice), Martin (Mary) Davis and Walter M Simmons; nine devoted aunts: Bertha Floyd, Geraldine (David) Kimbrough, Cornelia (Henry) Moore, Essie Mae Tookes, Ella Janet Carson, Valarie Carson, Brenda Carson, Eunice Carson and Ms. Willie Mae Hawkins; six uncles: Minister Willie Jessie (Sara) Carson, Mr. Jessie Lee (Barbara Ann) Carson, Mr. Johnny (Melanie) Hawkins, Mr. Sammy Carson, Mr. Lonnie Carson and  Mr. Bobby (Kate) Davis; one sister-in-Law, Lucille Davis. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends also survive.

 


April20

Ms. Quanesha Lashon Brown

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Funeral services for Ms. Quanesha Lashon Brown age 24 of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at The Household of Faith Ministries on Mary Street in Americus, Georgia with Apostle, Dr. Marcia Carter officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. 

Quanesha Lashon Brown who was affectionately known as “Shon” was born in Americus, Georgia on September 24, 1990 to Ms. Linda Brown and Charles Davis Jr. Atlanta, Georgia.  She was educated in the Sumter County School System. Quanesha is preceded in death by her grandfathers: Willie Edward Nash & Albert Mack Sr.   She is also preceded in death by her grandmothers: Christine Kleckley Nash & Shirlene Whitehead Davis.

We cherish the memories we have, the smiles and the laughter we shared. On April 20, 2015, Quanesha Lashon Brown departed this earthly life, but will always live on in our hearts.

 Shon leaves to cherish her memories; her mother, Linda Brown (Hezekiah) Warner Robins, Georgia, father Charles Davis Jr. Atlanta, Georgia, three siblings: Christian Brown, Kai Davis and Diamond Davis of Americus, Georgia; grandmother, Lucille Brown of Americus, GA;  grandfather, Charles Davis Sr.; three uncles: Albert Mack Jr., Johnny Mack & Willie Frank Mack; nine aunts: Bernice Johnson (Aaron), Elizabeth Bryant, Connie Davis, Lashonda Monts, Kamika Davis, Shirlene Johnson (Michael), Betty Monts, Gladys Timmons (Jessie), Dorothy Nash. A host of other relatives and friends, including devoted friends, Leala & Thaddeus Harris of Americus, Georgia.

 

 

 


April12

Mr. John Wayne "Bull" Jordan

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Funeral services for Mr. John “Bull” Wayne Jordan age 59 of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Good News Ministries in Americus, Georgia with Min. Arthur Kinder officiating. Burial will follow at the Lebanon Cemetery.  

Mr. John Wayne Jordan was born on December 19, 1955 in Americus, Georgia to the late Rosa Lee Brown Jordan and the late Joe Jordan.  John was educated in the Sumter County School System and a 1975 graduate of Americus High School where he was a star athlete on the 1974 & 1975 State Football Championship teams.  At an early age she joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was employed for several years at Davidson Rubber Company. John passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Phoebe-North Hospital in Albany, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings: Joseph Jordan and Catherine Jordan Kinder.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted companion of  20 years Latesia Breedlove; one sister, Mildred Jean (Lee) Gooden; one step-son, Cornelious Colwell Breedlove; sister-in-law, Vivian Jordan; his devoted niece, Chasity Gooden all of Americus, Georgia; two devoted nephews: Arthur (Melanie) Kinder of Ellenwood, Georgia and Michael Kinder of Americus, Georgia; three God-children: Zacchaues “Joc” Gooden, Leah Gatewood and Ajayla Powell; “brothers from another mother”: Frank Seay, George Lundy and William Keith Snead; lifelong devoted friends: Eddie Sims, Charles Johnson, Michael Mitchell, Joe Johnson, Amanda Magee, Sherry Magee and Rena Arnett; a devoted cousin Alex Brown and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive.

 

 

 


April06

Mrs. Mary Burton Jones

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Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Burton Jones of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church with Rev. George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.

 


April05

Mr. Willie James Waters

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Memorial services for Mr. Willie James Waters will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Rev. Tommie Jordan officiating. 

Mr. Willie James Waters was born in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Ida Lee Bartlet Waters and the late Mr. Alfred Waters. Mr. Waters lived in Rivera Beach Florida where he was employed as a construction worker. On Sunday, April 5, 2015 he was called from labor to his reward, transitioning peacefully at his home. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Freddie B. Waters, Willie C. Waters and Hazel Waters Thomas. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his children: Mrs. Shirlene Williams of Americus, Georgia and Mrs. Lillie Bell Waters Willis of Royster, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mattie Russell Waters of Americus, Georgia; a God-daughter, Ms. Marie Lawrence of Americus, Georgia and a devoted caretaker, Ms. Virginia Banks; nine grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

 

 

 

 

March16

Mr. Willie Angrish

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Funeral Services for Mr. Willie Angrish age 58 of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2 P.M. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. with Pastor Curtis Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. 

Mr. Willie Angrish was born on July 5, 1956 in Americus, Georgia to the late Ozzie B. Tyner and the late Sammie L. Angrish, Sr. Mr. Angrish worked for many years as a electrician. He was preceded in death by three siblings: Charlie T. Angrish, Sammie L Angrish and Joanne Angrish. On Monday, March 16, 2015, Mr. Angrish peacefully slipped to a land free of suffering and pain. 

Cherished memories of his life will forever live on in the hearts of his beloved and caring daughter, Seiara Nicole Mathews “My little girl” of Hickory, NC; two sisters: Nancy (McArthur) Whitehead and Geneva Angrish all of Americus, Georgia; four beloved brothers: Rev. Robert (Marsha) Angrish, Gary A. (Mary Ann) Angrish, Thomas E. (Sharon) Angrish and Christopher A. Denmark all of Americus, Georgia; two beloved God-children: MyEasha Brown of Chaleston, SC and Marcello Angrish of Americus, Georgia; two sisters-in-law: Annie Angrish and Cynthia Angrish both of Americus, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Thomas (Bertha) Tyner, Viola Tyner, Samuel (Ruby Lee) Tyner, Ella Gloria Tyner, Carolyn Bateman and Eddie D. Tyner all of Americus, Georgia: a host of nephews, nieces, cousins including Lashon Tyner, devoted friends Carrie Morgan and Randy Barlow also survive.


March08

Mr. William Baker, Jr.

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 Funeral services for Mr. William Baker, Jr. will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church with Rev. George Frank Monts officiating. Burial will follow at the Israel Cemetery. 

Mr. William Baker, Jr was born on May 17, 1937 in Smithville, Georgia to the late Ester Myers Baker and the late Mr. William Baker, Sr. At an early age he joined the Mitchell Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Baker worked for many years as a painter. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Mr. George Baker and Mr. Lynn Baker, two sisters: Ms. Lillie Pearl Baker Searcy and Ms. Rosa Bell Baker Reynolds and three aunts: Ms. Ora Myers, Ms. Daisy B. Greene and Ms. Bessie Myers. Mr. Baker died peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia.  

Left to cherish his memories are his children: Annie Pearl Young (Dennis) of Smithville, Georgia, Glenneva (Leon) Carter, Denise Baker (Andrew Lee) Daniel, Leslie Baker (Lomenzo) Reddick, Shirlean Baker (Otha Lee) Worth, Curtis Baker, Larry Baker, William Bernard Baker and Terry Baker all of Americus, Georgia; two sisters: Ms. Frances Burton of Macon, Georgia and Ms. Doris Baker of Americus, Georgia; sister-in-Law, Mrs. Mamie Baker of Americus, Georgia;Uncle, Mr. B. J. Myers of Plainville of New Jersey; 23 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins friends also survive.

 

 


February26

Mr. James W. Cromartie, Jr.

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Funeral Services for Mr. James Wesley Cromartie, Jr. will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Cotton Ave. in Americus, Georgia 

Mr. James Wesley Cromartie, Jr. was born in Rhine, Georgia on August 25, 1931 to the parentage of James Wesley Cromartie, Sr. and Ida Denise Lane Cromartie. He received his education in the public school system of Rhine, Georgia.  At the age of 10 he moved to Detroit Michigan where he finished his education. At an early age he joined the Mill Creek Baptist Church. He was employed as a cargo loader at Detroit Metropolitan Airport for 20 years. Upon retirement his health began to fell and he moved his family back home to Rhine, Georgia. 

In 1974 he was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Mamie Ruth Clark and to this union one child was born. On Thursday, February 26, 2015, God called James Cromarite to his eternal home where his soul is at rest in the arms of his everlasting Savior, Jesus Christ. He is preceded in death by his wife and one sister, Hattie Mathis. 

He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted daughter and son-in-law, Minster Shermeanetter (Bishop Melvin McCluster) of Americus, Georgia; nine grandchildren: Melvin (Crystal) McCluster, Kelvin (Wanda) McCluster, Markeevis McCluster, Shermel McCluster, Melchisedec McCluster, Melvon McCluster and Malachi McCluster, all of Americus, Georgia; two aunts: Effie Boston of Decatur, Georgia and Flora Boone of Kingston, New York; three uncles: Sam Harden,  Mathis Harden, both of Winter Green, Florida and Howard Harden of Hawkinsville, Georgia. Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and a devoted friend Deacon Elmer Reeves of Rhine, Georgia also survives.     

 

 


February06

Mrs. Edythe Engram Brown

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Funeral services for Mrs. Edythe E. Brown will be Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

On August 9, 1935, the union of Roosevelt and Alberta Coleman Engram of Macon County was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Edythe. They were also blessed with a son, Jesse, who preceded her in death. He was born August 9, 1933. 

Edythe was an avid participant in the community and in the pursuit of her education. She was a member of the Georgia Retired Educators Association, Macon County Retired Teachers and Associates and Eunice Chapter Number 164 Order of the Eastern Star. She spent her high school years at Flint River Farms High School where she was among the top of her class, and one of several star basketball players who held the State Class C basketball championship for two years, 1952-1953 and 1953-1954. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from Fort Valley State College and earned her master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia. 

Edythe was a unique, fun-loving, hard-working educator and youth advocate. She joined New Hope Baptist Church at the age of five. She worked in many ministries throughout the church. She was known for her ability to speak powerfully and eloquently. Working with the youth at her church and at school were her passions. She spent many hours coaching young people for oratorical contests, preparing them for special programs and planning youth day events. Edythe dedicated her life to ensuring the educational and spiritual success of young people. She succeeded in helping them to see themselves as valuable, useful human beings with impressive potential. 

Edythe passed away quietly at home surrounded by her family on Friday, February 6, 2015. To cherish her loving memories she leaves a loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law, James and Sheena Brown of Montezuma, Georgia; her beloved grandsons, Cullen Roosevelt, Capres Leviticus, and Corbin Samuel Brown; a lovely great granddaughter, Zy’Kerria Brown; a sister-in-law, Betty Engram; two nieces: Linda (Claude) Forbes and Jennifer Engram; special friends: Pearlene Harvey, Bessie Warren, Yolanda Kendrick, Tonya Garnes, Jeanette Leggett, Annie “Nick” Thomas, Miltee Manning, Darlene Brown and Juanita Williams; her devoted church family, including her pastor, Reverend Allen Waters, Deacons, and many loving God-gifted cousins and friends throughout Macon, Dooly, and Crisp County.