March27

Ms. Alma White

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March26

Mrs. Ester Mae Turner

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Mrs. Ester Mae Turner passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Pinehill Nursing Center in Byromville Georgia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by West Mortuary.

Ester Mae Turner was born February 15, 1937 in Byromville Georgia to the late Miss Pauline Singleton. She was married to Mr. Lonnie C. Turner who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son Lonnie B. Turner.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Willene Loman (Shelton) of Montezuma, Georgia; three grandsons: Lonnie Turner (Sandra) of Tacoma, Washington, Jarvis Turner (Michelle) of Atlanta, Georgia and Stoney Turner of Montezuma, Georgia; six great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; one aunt, Annie C. Singleton of Tampa, Florida; one sister-in-law, Catherine Turner of Byromville, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.


March24

Mr. Lynn Edward Bowens

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Funeral services for Mr. Lynn Edward Bowens of Americus, Georgia will be Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Eastview Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Alex Todd officiating.

Mr. Lynn Edward Bowens was born on October 27, 1960 in Americus, Georgia to the late Mary Bowens and the late Eli Stewart. Mr. Bowens died on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center.

Left to cherish his memories are his son Anthony Lawson; two sisters: Queen Bowens and fiancée Jerryel Battle and Tracey Stewart; his grandmother, Mattie Bowens of Hartford, CT; eight aunts: Rosa (Horace) Smith of Bainbridge, GA, Ethel (Joe) Calloway, Caroline (Lawrence) Ruffin all of Americus, GA, Faye Bowens and Gaye (Prince) Parker all of Hartford, CT, Ruby Bush of Deerfield, FL, Queen Thurston of Deerfield, FL and Geraldine Livingston of North, SC; seven uncles: Paul (Joyce) West, Eddie (Shirley) West and McArthur (Jackie) West all of Hartford, CT, Johnny West of Virginia, Charles Stewart of Fort Lauderdale, FL, James Stewart of Pompano, FL and Melvin Burton of Nottingham way, NJ; two God-sisters: Ida Lampkins and Wanda Nelson both of Americus, GA; four grandchildren; several other relatives and friends also survive.


March22

Mr. Alvin Baisden

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Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Clark Baisden will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:00 in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Rev. George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Alvin Clark Baisden was born on January 11, 1950 in Schley County, Georgia to the late Tommie Lou Baisden and the late Lester Clark. Alvin was raised on a farm by his late grand-parents, Lou Wence and Tommie Baisden. He was educated at John Lewis High School in Schley County. After high school, he moved to Atlanta to seek work where he held several jobs, but cooking seemed to be his favorite.

In 1971 he married Beverly Jean Aldridge, from that union one child was born; Felicia Baisden.

When his mother became ill he moved back home to help with her care until her death. While here he worked at the Windsor Hotel before moving back to Atlanta and later returning to the Americus area. Mr. Baisden died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Magnolia Manor. He was also preceded him in death by his other grandparents, Lean Clark and Mrs. Blaney Clark; a younger brother, Johnnie Ray Adams, and a step father, Frank Payne.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter and son-in-law, Felicia Franks and Tony Franks of Atlanta, GA; two uncles: Eddie Baisden (Louise) of Ellaville, GA. and L. B. Baisden of Ellaville, GA; one aunt, Ozzie Bell Queens (WT Owens) of Montgomery, AL; dedicated neighbors; Rosa Mae Clemons and B. Kleckley who was dedicated and assisted in his care.


March18

Korneal Markeas Barker

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Funeral services for Korneal Markeas Barker age 5, will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church where Bishop Melvin McCluster is pastor. Overseer Benny Clark will serve as eulogist.  Burial will follow in Babyland at Eastview Cemetery.

Korneal Markeas Barker affectionately known as "Kash" was born on March 22, 2011 in Sumter County, Georgia to Keandra Lusane (Christopher) and Cornelius Barker Sr. He was educated in the Sumter and Bibb County School Systems. Kash graduated from Pre-K at Sandy’s Sandbox and was a kindergarten student at Riley Elementary School.

Kash's life would seem short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His favorite cartoons were Peppa Pig and Blaze and the Monster Machine. He enjoyed riding his dirt bike, playing basketball and surfing the internet on an IPhone. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Kash had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life. Korneal was granted his angel wings on March 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his brother Cornelius Barker Jr., grandfather, Henry Lusane, Jr. and great grandmothers: Doris Lusane and Linda Clemons.

Korneal will be cherished and lovingly remembered by his parents: Keandra Lusane (Christopher) and Cornelius Barker, Sr.; siblings: Arnealia Barker, NyAsiah Fuller, and Kornelius Barker; grandparents:  Angelia Lusane-Cox (Johnny), Teresa Barker and Carlton Mable; great grandparents: Benny Clark (Minnie), Henry Lusane Sr., Gail Barker, Willie Barker (Sylvia), Minnie McDonald and Johnny Mable (Patricia); great great grandparents: Rosa Mae Clemons and Blanche Tucker; aunts and uncles: Octavia Lusane-Williams (Kahraccus), Naporsha Beason, Monique Garry, Marquesha Barker, Henry Lusane III (Jasmine), Johnn'Angelia Cox, Braylan Wilkerson, Harmony Milledge, Za'Riyah Mitchell and Imari Mable; a devoted cousin Kaden Williams; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends also survive.


March11

Mr. Eugene Hicks

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Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Hicks of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at United Holiness Church with Rev. Kenneth Gouch.

Mr. Eugene Hicks “Joe Hicks” was born in Sumter County, GA on June 12, 1957 to the late Mrs. Mary Bertha Williams and the late Mr. Thomas Williams. He received his education in the public school system in Americus, GA. He was a member of the Old Antioch Baptist Church. For many years he was self-employed as a painter. He enjoyed playing the bass guitar, singing and spending time with his family. Eugene departed his life on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Warner Robin, Georgia. He was preceded in death by one sister, Tahesha Williams and one brother David Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 23 years, Rosa Hicks of Americus, GA; two daughters: Lakeithia (Demetrious) Banks of Americus, GA and a devoted daughter Shanika (Timothy) Warren of Warner Robins, GA; a stepfather Mr. James A Williams of Plains, GA; seven sisters: Elizabeth Williams, Sharon (Ozie) Holmes, Elaine Williams, Lashawanda Williams, Na’Tonya Williams, Quida (Edward) Thomas, Jeans Williams; twelve brothers: Thomas Williams, Earnest Williams, Johnny Sims, Edward Williams, Edgwardo (Juliet) Williams, Orlando Williams, Keon Williams, Eric Williams, James (Diane) Williams Jr. Donald (Belinda) Williams, and Mario Dice; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha (Charlie) Harvey, Five brother in laws Jimmy (Tracy) Gordon, Rodney (Stacey) Gordon, James (Helen) Gordon Bobby Louis, Benny Perry all of Americus, GA; eight aunts: Ms. Lorene Sanders, Mrs. Bobbie Jean (Nathaniel) Armstrong, Ms. Katie Ruth Watts, Mrs. Alma Ruth (Sam) Solomon, Mrs. Mattie (Elder Karl) Colquitt, Mrs. Aretha Bates, Mrs. Martha (Frank) Townsley and Mrs. Mary (Albert) Mack; one uncle, Mr. Robert Sanders;  five grandchildren: Jashawn Snipes, Jaylan Snipes, Jaliya Holder, Arianna Warren and Zakalyn Warren all of Warner Robins, GA. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends also survive including a devoted friend Mr. James Magee.

 

 

 

March08

Mr. Nathaniel Odom

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Funeral services for Mr. Nathaniel Odom of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Nathaniel Bernard Odom, a native of Macon County, Montezuma, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Timothy Odom, Sr. and Mrs. Alberta Nelson Odom, was born May 6, 1954 and died Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Mr. Odom attended the public schools of Macon County and graduated from D.F. Douglass High School and later, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably. Nathaniel was a jack of all trades. He had multiple skills which included meat cutting, construction work and farming. In his last days, he worked at Publix Supermarket and subsequently became the veggie man of Macon County. His favorite pastime was fishing.

At an early age, Nathaniel professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend K.T. Hayes.

His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his mother, Mrs. Alberta N. Odom of Montezuma, Georgia; his children: Edcardo Odom of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Jillian Odom (Kenyada) Neal of Locust Grove, Georgia, Simone Laureon Odom, Tammie Joiner, Sabrina Clark of Montezuma, Georgia and Steven Joiner of Auburn, Alabama; grandchildren: Gabrielle Odom, Timothy Odom, Kyle Neal, Kenley Neal, Kash Neal, Torena Fulks, Rufus Felton, William Felton III and Shanaya Felton; siblings: Mrs. Ernestine Brown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Vivian O. Breed of Cordele, Georgia, Mrs. Kitty (George) Harris of Fort Valley, Georgia, Mrs. Brenda (Lynwood) Holmes, Ms. Frances Odom, Cornelius (Gladys) Odom of Montezuma, Georgia, Curry (Alice) Odom of Botavia, New York and Gregory Odom of Covington, Georgia; his godson, Christian Riley of Montezuma, Georgia; aunts and uncles: Mrs. Rosetta O. Harmon of Cordele, Georgia, Mr. Willie James Odom, Mrs. Annie Ree (Jimmie) Harris, Mr. Marvin Johnson of Montezuma, Georgia and Mr. John Willie Howard of Rochester, New York; sisters-in-law: Mrs. Margaret Odom of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Mrs. Sarah Felton of Athens, Georgia; special friend, Jackie Davis; a host of loving cousins, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to his caregivers: Curtis Haugabook, Bessie English and Mother Iris Ridley and family.


March08

Mr. Elmira "E.L." Long

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Funeral services for Mr. E.L. Long of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Larry B. Sims, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Daniel Grove Cemetery.

Mr. E.L. Long was born on July 1, 1930 to the late Elmira Long, Sr. and the late Annie B. Long. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, GA. At an early age, he moved with his family to Florida where his father was pursuing a career in the Negro Baseball League. He was affectionately known as E.L., and can be seen around town riding on his scooter until his health failed. He loved family and people in general. He was known as the historian in the family because he loved to talk about past generations and the family in general. He was well loved and liked by all in the community.

He was employed many years with Solomon Calloway's Construction Company where he worked until his health failed. As he studied the Bible, his understanding of the word grew and the importance of accepting Christ as his Lord and Savior. He attended church at Church International in Ellaville, GA under the leadership of Elder Jesse Carson. His faith continued until that final hour when he was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. He is preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters: Eddie Long, Marshall Long, Annie Long, Sue Rainey, Eula Small, and Bessie Williams.

He was a brother, uncle, father, grandfather, stepfather, and friend. Whatever capacity he was serving, he was well loved and will be deeply missed. He leaves to celebrate his life one brother and one sister, one brother in-law, arid one sister-in-law: Jimmy Long (Rometa) of Americus, GA; Mary Black Rockledge, FL, and Robert Rainey Melbourne, FL; two daughters: Linda Long, Hazleton, PA and Shiri Taylor (Tyrone), East Orange, NJ; nine grandchildren: Akee Long, Osei Long, Ishiah Long, Samuel Long, Amir Long, Shaleena Long, Jahshaunah Long, Sherrell Taylor, Teeyah Taylor; five devoted nieces and a nephew: Deborah Long, Leslie Long, Cherita Long Coleman (Robert), and Barbara Smith, Americus, GA, Patricia Sandifer, Macon, GA and Russell Baker Rockledge, FL; three great-nephews and one great-niece that he loved and adored: Jordan Long, Elijah Coleman, Joshua Coleman, and Cameran Long that he talked about until the end; a devoted stepdaughter, Angela Bronner, Macon, GA; a devoted caregiver-Sherry Trice from Americus, GA. She went beyond her job as a caregiver and was a devoted friend. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great grandchildren, and friends. 

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March05

Infant Madilyn Q. Jenkins

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March04

Mr. Martin Luther Davis

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Mr. Martin Luther Davis of Americus, Georgia passed away on Saturday, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at the Old Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Watts officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Martin Luther Davis was born on July 18, 1968 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Mary Hawkins Davis and Mr. David Lee Davis, Sr. He attended Americus Sumter County High School and later became self-employed as an electrician.  He was preceded in death by four brothers: Carlton Davis, Alonzo Davis, David Davis, Jr. and Darryl Davis.
 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Christopher Perry, Dondria Perry, Donta Davis and his devoted friend, Mrs. Mary Perry all of Americus, Georgia; his father, David Lee (Patricia) Davis of Americus, Georgia; four sisters: Cheryl Davis, April (Larry) Davis, Rita (Franklin) Mann and Deshatia S. Davis all of Americus, Georgia; one brother, Tyrone Davis of North Carolina; one step-brother, Walter M. Simmons of Americus, Georgia; nine devoted aunts: Bertha Floyd, Geraldine (David) Kimbrough, Cornelia (Henry) Moore, Essie Mae Tookes and Willie Mae Hawkins all of Americus, Georgia, Diane Hawkins of West Palm Beach, Florida, Valerie (Walter) Hall of Moultrie, Georgia, Brenda (Greg) Carson of Valdosta, Georgia, Janet Breland of Hahira, Georgia, Patricia Clay of Sylvester, Georgia and Katie Davis of Atlanta, Georgia; six uncles: Minister Willie Jessie (Sarah) Carson, Jessie Lee Carson, Johnny (Melanie) Hawkins all of Americus, Georgia, Sammy (Andrea) Carson, Lonnie (Eunice) Carson of Moultrie, Georgia and Johnny (Tianna) Carson of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters-in-law: Lucille Davis and Janice Davis Lusane of Americus, Georgia; a devoted cousin, Pastor Helen Mercer of Americus, Georgia; a devoted friend, Pastor Sandy Parks of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

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