November25

Mrs. Jessie Bell Ladd

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November24

Ms. Pamela Veronica Thornton

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November23

Mr. Ed Cottle, Jr

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November14

Mr Edgar Allen Brown, III

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Funeral services for Mr. Edgar Allen Brown, III of Americus, GA will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Grove Cemetery. 

Mr. Edgar Allen Brown III, affectionately called “Third” was born on November 30, 1987 in Smithville, GA to the parentage of Mr. Edgar Allen Brown, Jr. and Mrs. Faychal Lynette Rivers Brown. 

He attended the Americus City public schools.  At an early age he believed that he would face numerous obstacles in life, therefore, he confessed Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined the Green Grove Baptist Church in Smithville, GA, being baptized by Reverend Hosie Waters. He served on the Usher’s Ministry and attended Sunday School regularly as a young boy.  He enjoyed spending weekends with his late Uncle Clyde, Auntie Delphine, and Cousin Mac McGrady. 

On Friday, November 14, 2014, he tragically passed away.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. Elbert Wright and Ms. Mae Francis Rivers; his paternal grandparents, Mr. Edgar Allen Brown, Sr. and Mrs. Princella Green Brown.  

He leaves a legacy of love to cherish his memories-a daughter, Eiliyah Anika Brown; Smithville; his father, Mr. Edgar Allen Brown, Jr. and his mother, Mrs. Faychal Rivers Brown, Americus; stepfather, Mr. Sammie Snead, Albany; three sisters, Ms. Tanneisha Y. Brown, Americus; Ms. Latonza T. Brown, Smithville; and Ms. Tianna L. Brown, Capital Heights, Maryland; one brother, Mr. Eldrick A. Brown, Americus-Aunts, Ms. Marynell Brown Poole, Americus; Mrs. Debra (Keith) Brown, Columbus; and Ms. Evelyn Wright, Atlanta-Uncles, Mr. Derrick T. (Pamela) Smith; Americus; Mr. James D. Brown and Mr. Simon B. Brown, Americus; Mr. Earl (Teresa) Wright and Mr. Dontae Wright, Atlanta-Great Aunts, Dr. Delphine B. McGrady, Mrs. Emma Rivers (Andrew) Covin, Mrs. Vera Rivers, Mrs. Emma Wright (Nathaniel) Greene, Mrs. Dollie Wright Morgan, Mrs. Gloria Wright Chandler, Mrs. Annie Wright Perry, Ms. Rosie Wright, Mrs. Meritta Wright (Oliver) Jones, Mrs. Darlene Wright (Horace) Coleman, Ms Marlene Green, Ms. Mattie Burton, Ms. Donna Bush French-Great Uncles, Mr. David W. (Ilean) Bady, Mr. Willie R. (Cheryl) Bady, Deacon Emory (Robbie) Wright, Mr. Leonard Wright, Mr. Robert Baker, Jr., one niece, three nephews, a special friend, Mr. Galvin McCoy, a multitude of cousins, other relatives, and a plethora of friends.

 

 

 

November10

Mr. Robert "Bo" Griffin

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Funeral services for Mr. Robert “Bo” Griffin of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church in Americus, Georgia with Rev. Larry B. Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

 

Mr. Robert “Bo” Griffin was born August 2, 1945 to the parentage of the late Mr. Roswell Griffin and MS. Mae Julia Williams. He was educated in public schools of Marion County.  He was a member of Union Tabernacle Baptist Church. “Bo” worked 52 years with Warren Scott Construction Company.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Whitehead. Bo died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, November 10, 2014.

 

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Mattie Griffin of Americus, GA; nine children: Robert and Tiayana Smith of Utica, New York, Kelvin and Marie Griffin of Lancaster, PA. Dorothy and Calvin Parker of Hiram GA, David and Sally Smith of Americus, Georgia, Timothy and Wilhemina Smith of Fort Pierce, FL, Alvin and Shirley Smith of Sumter City, GA, Debra Smith of Toledo, Ohio, Annie Ruth Mathis and James Arthur Mathis both of Americus GA; two sisters: Mattie Griffin of Chicago, IL and Lou B Smith of Americus, GA; three brothers: Willie and Gloria Griffin of Cordele, GA, Lester Bailey and Jester Bailey of Miami, FL., three brothers-in-law; Sam Rufus Sims, George Sims and Eugene Sims all of Plains, GA; a devoted aunt Ruby Campbell of Preston GA; a devoted nephew and niece Timothy and Sharon Johnson; several devoted friends including: Claude Dodson, Jo Jenkins, Rob Sims, Curly Jackson and Cannonball Jones; 32 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends also survive.


October28

Mr. Willie C. Evans

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Funeral services for Mr. Willie C. Evans of Americus, Georgia, affectionately known as “Cooter” will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the New Life Headquarters Holiness Church on Mask Road in Americus, Georgia with Pastor Darnell Lundy officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.


October22

Infant Quentin Wilson, Jr.

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Quentin Wilson, Jr. the infant son of Tamika Hartage and Quentin Wilson, Sr. died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Eastview Cemetery with Elder David Towns officiating. 

Left to cherish his memories are his parents: Tamika Hartage and Quentin Wilson, Sr.; his brothers & sisters: Marvin Johnson, Jr., Jayden Lamarr Hartage, Makayla Hartage, and Acasia Hartage; Grandparents: Loretta & Leroy Wilson, Sr. and Emma & Al Hartage; several other relatives and friends also survive. 

 

 

 

October04

Mrs. Brenda Smith

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Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Smith of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 at Magnolia Baptist Church with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Champ Waters Cemetery. 

 

Mrs. Brenda Smith, daughter of the late Estella Moore and Willie Lee “Dub” Bivins, was born April 8, 1954 in Macon County, Georgia. She grew up in Montezuma and was educated in the Macon County public school system, where she attended the historic D.F. Douglass High School. She was a valued employee in the housekeeping department at Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation Center for ten years.

 

 

Brenda was united in holy matrimony to Eddie Dean Smith in 1972. To this union, seven children were born.One child, Eddie Dean Smith, Jr. preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Bennett Moore, Leroy Troutman, Jessie Mae Troutman, and Adele Troutman. Brenda’s Christian training was strengthened at local churches throughout the community. She enjoyed fellowshipping with other believers at Union Baptist Church until her health failed. Brenda was a caring wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was a positive person who loved her family and community. Brenda departed this life on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Georgia. 

 

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her husband of forty-two years, Eddie Dean Smith of Montezuma, Georgia; her children: Timothy Smith of Columbus, Georgia, Nicole Smith, Rhonda Smith, Calvin Smith, Christopher Smith, and Quatara Smith of Montezuma, Georgia; her brothers, Kenneth Moore of Montezuma, Georgia and Lewis Troutman of Cordele, Georgia; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lewis and Dorothy Felton of Perry, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Accacia Fudge, Tre’Shawn Fudge, Shanicia Fudge, Willie Fudge III, Calen Lindsey, Cyla Lindsey, Timitrian Martin and Mya Worthy; a devoted nephew, James Troutman; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


September29

Mr. Eddie Josey

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Graveside services for Mr. Eddie Will Josey of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Eastview Cemetery on Ashby Street in Americus, Georgia with Elder Hilton Payne officiating.

 

Mr. Eddie W. Josey was born on September 8, 1949 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Fannie Mae Smith Josey and the late Mr. Eddie Lee Josey. He attended the schools in the Americus-Sumter County School System. He was employed for many years with Leroy Miles Heating & Repair Company and was also self-employed as a repairman.

 

Eddie Will departed this life on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Lillian Carter Nursing Home in Plains, Georgia. He was proceeded in death by two sisters: Javanita Brown and Sandra J. Williams; two brothers: Wilbur G. Josey and Clarence Josey.

 

Left to cherish his memory are two children: Dorothy Mable & Johnathan Harvey; four sisters; Lena Josey, Mary (James) Russell, Carmen (William) Clark and Lorena (Friend Lonnie Payne) Josey; two brothers: Jimmy (Doris) Josey and James (Mary K.) Josey all of Americus, Georgia; one aunt, Ida Floyd; one uncle, William Floyd all of Americus, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Jewel Josey also of Americus Georgia; two grandchildren: Dennish Mable and Desmond Waters; A very devoted niece Amy Josey of Albany, Georgia; a host of other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friend including Donnie Waters, and his special friends and neighbors at McCoy Hill.

 

 
 

 

 

September11

Mrs. Lucille Johnson

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Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Johnson of Americus, GA will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Friendship Baptist Church with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, GA.

Mrs. Lucille Johnson was born May 6, 1916 in Preston, GA to the parentage of the late Mr. Jim Andrews and the late Mrs. Julia King- Gordon. She was educated in the public school system of Webster County, GA. For thirty-six years she worked for South Georgia Technical College as a dietician. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Eddie Lee Johnson. Mrs. Lucille was preceded in death by her three children: Willie Westbrook, Jim Westbrook, and C.T Westbrook; two sisters: Miller Black and Alberta Harris.

 

Left to cherish her memory are three stepdaughters: Linda Marshall of Americus GA, Louise Barthell of Americus GA, and Brenda Westbrook- Sedgwick of Alexandria, Virginia; five stepsons: Calvin Westbrook, Otis Westbrook, both of Desoto, GA, Eddie Westbrook, Jr. of Americus, GA and Robert Westbrook of Warner Robins, GA; three daughters in law: Nina Westbrook of Desoto, GA, Lela Westbrook of Cordele, GA, and Annette Westbrook of Americus, GA; three nieces: Angela Paden and husband Oveal Paden, Jr. of Midland, GA, Shirlene Gray of Seat Pleasant, Maryland and Diane Wilson of Atlanta, GA; two nephews: Willie Boyd Harris of Americus, GA, and Derek Black of Duluth, GA; twenty two grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.