February14

Mr. Dan Walters

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Funeral services for Mr. Dan Walters, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens

Mr. Dan Walters, Jr. was born on January 9, 1934 in Americus, Georgia to the late Dan & Gussie Walters.  Dan was a graduate of Staley High School. He was married to Athalene (Sue) Perry Walters and that union was blessed with nine children. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Hattie Mae Foster, Mattie Mae Walters and Lizzie Maye and one son Larry Walters.  Dan passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus, GA. 

Dan is survived by his wife, Athalene (Sue) Perry Walters; his children:  Barbara Walters, Debra Griffin, Michael Walters (Keisha) of Warner Robins, Georgia, Cassandra Walters (Roosevelt) Lynn Walters of Augusta, Georgia, Shaunda Green (David) Felicia  Johnson (Randy), Kyle Walters (Stacey) all of Americus, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Minnie Peeples of Americus, Georgia; twenty-nine grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friend also survive.

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February09

Mrs. Lizzie Maye

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Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Hodges Maye of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Ted Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Lizzie “Liz” Hodges Maye was born on Thursday, January 12, 1950 to the late Clifford and Inez Hodges, but she was raised by the late Dan and Gussie Walters. Liz was a 1968 graduate of A.S. Staley High School. For many years she was the owner and operator of Captain’s Hair Dimensions in Americus, GA and also served faithfully as a funeral attendant at West's Mortuary. Liz was a member of Queen of the South Eastern Star Chapter #70. Liz departed this life on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Medical Center of Central GA.

Liz touched the hearts of many and was a true blessing to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and a devoted niece: Mattie Mae Walters, Hattie Mae Walters, Wallace Lewis, Jerimiah Lewis and Emma Jean Lockett.  She leaves to celebrate her life two sons: Robert Maye of West Palm Beach, Florida and Kelvin Maye of Americus, Georgia; six brothers: Dan Walters of Americus Georgia, Nathaniel Hodges of Ellaville Georgia, Gene Hodges of Atlanta Georgia, Larry Lewis (Bridget) and John Lewis of Quitman Georgia and James Wiley of San Diego California; three sisters: Mary Walters of Americus Georgia, Mattie Hodges and Mary Ann Lakes (Allen) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; five grandchildren: Aron Baisden, Ashona Mann, Jarvis Gray, Nicholas Maye, and Robert Mann; four devoted nephews: Barry McGrady (Bridget), Corey Lockett (Kierra), Ted Walters (Trudy) and Roy Foster (Tee); two devoted cousins: Darrell Walters, and Christine Walters; five devoted friends: Sylvia Ann Collier, Tommie McCuller, Brenda Holmes, Dorothy Perkins and Pattie Young; devoted classmates, great grandchildren and a hostof nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

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February08

Ms. Gladys Felton

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Funeral services for Ms. Gladys Rena Felton will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 at Harrison Chapel Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Alfred Biggs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Gladys Rena Felton, affectionately called “Moosie” was born on April 27, 1965 in Montezuma, Georgia to Ms. Florie Felton and the late Alonzo Woolfork. Moosie enjoyed going to school. She attended Taylor DD Service Center.  She also enjoyed watching television. Her favorite shows were Family Feud, Property Brothers and other Home Improvement Shows. Moosie loved to dress up, spin around and model her outfits for her family and friends. She loved people, especially babies. Moosie had a beautiful spirit and held a special place in the hearts of all her family and friends. Moosie passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Navicent Health Hospital in Macon, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Inez Woolfork, two brothers: Lonnie Woolfork and Tony Felton.

‘Moosie” will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Ms. Florie Felton of Montezuma, Georgia; her sisters and brothers: Patricia Ann Felton, Michael (Barbara) Felton, Darron Felton, Sharon (Jody) Beal, Audrey Woolfork and Amillia (Eric) Woolfork all of Montezuma, Georgia, Tammy Hill (Ebony Brown) of Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa (Arney) Bryant of Vienna, Georgia, Jerome (Trina) Felton of Americus, Georgia, Reginald (Brenda) Thomas and Dennis (Betty) Thomas of Connecticut; aunts and uncles: John (Daisy) Felton, Earl Woolfork, Marie Woolfork and Joann Woolfork of Montezuma, Georgia, Jewel Lee Woolfork, Sr. of Immokalee, Florida, Roosevelt (Yvonne) Woolfork of Orlando, Florida, Eddie (Michelle) Woolfork of Canton, Michigan, Geneva (Elder James) Carter of Ocilla, Georgia and Molly Reid of Warner Robins, Georgia; special friends: Rosa Baldwin, Lillie Brown, Danae Simmons, and The Flint River Dietary Department; a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

 


January26

Mr. James A. Byrom, Sr. "Mr. B"

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Funeral services for Mr. James Augustus Byrom, Sr. affectionately known as “Mr. B” will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

On April 2, 1936, Augustus and Ellen West Byrom were blessed with their firstborn child, James Augustus Byrom, Sr.  He was born in Macon County, Georgia. At an early age, he confessed Jesus Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church, where he served until his death.  James sang in the New Hope Baptist Church Adult Choir for many years.

James received his high school education at Ballard-Hudson High School, Macon, Georgia.   He furthered his education, graduating from the college that he truly loved and supported — The Fort Valley State College. James graduated with a degree in Agricultural Education.

In 1960, he married the former Dorothy Ann “Dee Dee” Davis.  This union was blessed with four sons, Darryl Maurice, James Augustus, Jr., Robert Elliott and Marcus Keith.  Until her death in 1994, they shared many loving years together.  In 2000, he married the former Mary Mays. 

James began his employment at Pabst Brewery in Perry, Georgia.  At the time of his retirement in 1988, he was the plant’s Packing Superintendent. After his retirement from Pabst Brewery, he    began his teaching career with the Sumter County School System, Americus, Georgia.  James taught Agricultural Education at Sumter County High School for twenty years, retiring in 2008.

James continued to stay busy after his retirement. He worked part-time at the Montezuma Motor Company as a car salesman.  He was member of the Red Devils Motorcycle Club.  In 2008, he was elected as the District 5 representative on the Macon County Board of Education.  He proudly served eight years as a board member, attending his last meeting in December 2016.  James proudly served as the General Manager at West’s Mortuary, a  family business that he truly loved. James was a proud member of the Lamda Lamda Lamda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi. He served his fraternity well by serving as the chapter’s financial secretary.

Having a genuine love for The Fort Valley State University, he was a member of the Macon County Alumni Chapter of The Fort Valley State University.  Tailgating in “The Valley” brought him so much excitement.  He was also a dedicated supporter of the Dawg Pound, a community-based organization that supports the Macon County High School Bulldogs. James was a dependable member of the Macon County community and was always helping those who needed him. On Thursday, January 26, 2017, his earthly walk came to a peaceful end while a patient at the Houston County Healthcare Center in Warner Robins, Georgia.  His parents, his siblings, Julius Byrom and Thomas Jerome Byrom and his son, Wendell Neal, preceded him in death.

Precious memories of his life will forever live on in the hearts of his children: Darryl Maurice Byrom (Amanda), Montezuma, Georgia, James Augustus “Jimmy” Byrom, Jr. (Lula), Montezuma, Georgia, Robert Elliott “Bobby” Byrom (Crystal), Commerce, Georgia, Marcus Keith Byrom (Shalonda), Kennesaw, Georgia, Angela Shelley, Montezuma, Georgia and Curtis Caldwell,   Montezuma, Georgia; two grandchildren with whom he was instrumental in their upbringing, Nicholas Byrom and Alexandria Byrom; his grandchildren Sarah Byrom, Christian Byrom, Joseph Byrom, Briana Byrom, Kennedy Byrom, Tywonn Shelley, Alisha Shelley, Curtis Caldwell, Jr., Christopher Caldwell, Dekeldric Felton, Kera Caldwell and Marissa Caldwell; six great-grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law: Bessie and   Jessie Warren, Montezuma, GA; his uncle, Frederick West, Jackson, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Reverend Lem Wright (Marie), Smithville, Georgia, Dorothy Sneed (Willie), Desoto, Georgia, Lonnie Wight, Cobb, Georgia, Virginia Chatmon (Archie), Albany, Georgia, Ronnie Wright, DeSoto, Georgia, Bajor Wright, DeSoto, Georgia, Jeremiah Carter (Betty), Brown Mills, New Jersey, Lewis Gene Carter (Constance), Miami Florida and Clinton Williams, Miami, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, special cousins and many    devoted friends. 

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January12

Mr. Samuel "Pop" Tyner

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Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Tyner affectionately known as "Pop" of Crawley Street Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:00 at Allen Chapel AME Church where Rev. Curtis Frazier is the pastor and Rev. Robert Angrish will serve as the eulogist.  Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Samuel Tyner was born on February 6, 1953 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Willie Lee Tyner and the late Mrs. Nancy Mack Tyner. “Pop” was a hardworking and loving family man who will be missed by many. Mr. Tyner died on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his home.

He is survived by his wife Ruby Tyner of Americus, Georgia; his loving children: Samuel Tyner, Jr, Jeffery (Lakeshia) Tyner, Bryant Devans Tyner, Montravis Deon Tyner, Ms. Keneisha Lacole Tyner, Don C. Smith and Christopher Bernard Smith; two loving sisters: Ms. Carolyn (Robert) Bateman and Ms. Ella G. Tyner; one devoted brother, Eddie (Georgia) Tyner; his in-laws: Mrs. Betty Smith, Ms. Rose (Henry) Pevy, Henry (Willie) Smith, Dennis (Anita) Smith all of Americus, Georgia; twenty grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

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January08

Mr. Anthony T. "Shug" Williams

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Funeral services for Mr. Anthony T. Williams affectionately known as “Shug” age 39 of Americus, Georgia will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Anthony T. "Shug" Williams was born August 25, 1977 in Americus, Georgia to the late Oscar Williams, Sr. and Jessie Pearl Williams. Anthony was preceded in death by his father and his brother Kenneth Lee Williams. After a lengthy illness, “Shug” died peacefully at home on Sunday, January 8, 2017 with family and friends by-his side.

“Shug” leaves to cherish his memories, his mother Jessie Pearl Williams of Americus, Georgia; four brothers: Rev. Reginald Keith Dean Williams (Carrie) of Charleston, South Carolina, Rev. Oscar Williams, Jr. (Mae) of Enterprise, Alabama, Jason Josey of Albany, Georgia and Timothy Wallace of Atlanta, Georgia, one sister Martha Lynn Williams of Americus, Georgia. A host of uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends also survive.


December28

Mr. Waldo Emmerson White

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Funeral services for Mr. Waldo Emmerson White of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Cotton Avenue in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Like the rushing waters that calm the soul and the sound gives music to the ear, so was the life of Waldo Emmerson White. Waldo was born in Alabama to the late Alberta Johnson White on July 18, 1942. One brother, Johnny Lee White preceded him in death.  Waldo was a 1960 graduate of Sumter High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1968.  During his tenure in the Air Force he received many award, ribbons, and medals, which included Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr. White was employed with BF Goodrich for a number of years and he retired from IMC after 20 years of service.  He was a faithful member of The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Americus, GA., and also the American Legion Post 558.

Fond memories will live on in the lives of his family, which include his devoted companion of 40 years, Mary Belle Lucas; one son, Mr. Robert Lucas Jr. (Darlene) of Los Angeles, CA; one daughter, Ms. Latoya Michelle Lucas (Earl) of Athens, GA; a grandson raised as his own, Mr. Dominique D’Anthony Muff, Americus, GA; a devoted grandson Mr. Divennci Deron Lucas, Stanford, CA., Mr. Julian Andre’ Willis and Mr. Lucasi Lucas of Los Angeles, five granddaughters: Ms. Porscha Tyson, Americus, GA, Ms Mone’ Patrice Ross, Atlanta, GA, Ms. Laquita Jackson, Americus, GA, and Destiny Lucas, Harmony Lucas of Maryland; thirteen great grandchildren, three devoted:  Niheuyen Champion, Ka’phario Champion and Dominique McKinley Muff all of Americus, GA; one sister-in-Law, Mrs. Elainae Goggins (Larry), Americus, GA; five brothers-in-law; Mr. Forrest Hill, Mr. Horace Hill, Mr. Bobby Hightower, Mr. Elbert Hightower and Mr. Kenneth Hightower all of Americus GA; devoted cousins: Dr. Waldo Johnson, Jr. Chicago, IL, Mr. James Westbrooks, Ft. Washington MD, Mrs. Linda Carson (Tony) Americus, GA, Ms. Lulu Griffin, Rochester NY, Ms, Jeraldine Turner, Ms. Earline Turner of Birmingham, AL, and Ms. Shirley Ellis of Birmingham, AL; devoted friends: Mr. Robert Coley (Gwen), Mr. John Roach, Mrs. Velma Coley, Mr. Henry Joe Lewis, Mr. Cecil Horne, Mr. Floyd Tullis, Mr. Bobby Fuse and Ms. Berda Hicks all of Americus, GA; other relatives and friends also survive.

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December25

Mr. Dacy D. Robinson, Sr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Dacy Robinson age 38 of Albany, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Smithville, Georgia with Bishop Henry Hosley officiating. Burial will follow at the Church Cemetery.

Mr. Dacy Demond Robinson was born in Dawson, Georgia on September 8, 1977 to Mrs. Nancy Robinson and the late Kirk Robinson. He was educated in the Dougherty County School System. Dacy died on Sunday, December 25, 2016 in Albany, GA

He leaves to morn his passing his sons Dacy Robinson, Jr. and Dashun Robinson; one granddaughter, Nodah Ahmyrika Robinson; his mother, Nancy Robinson of Smithville, GA four brothers: Fred Robinson, Michael Robinson, Huron Robinson and Centari Robinson; grandparents: Mrs. Izola West and Luscious Orange; twelve aunts: Doris Harris, Tracy Green and Viola West all of Smithville, Georgia, Beverly Dingle, Plains, Georgia, Shelia Smith, Gretel Smith, both of Smithville, Georgia, Vaturnia Ingram, Americus, Georgia, Evette Johnson, Vanessa Chambers, Janice Bouyer, Nanette Orange and Patricia Hodges, all of Miami, Florida; five uncles:Curtis West, Hinesville, Georgia and Gregory West, Americus, GA, Terrance Green, William Bryant and Charles Bryant all of Smithville, Georgia; one great aunt, Virginia Carter. Several other relatives and friends also survive.


December17

Mr. Jimmy Lee Little

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Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Lee Little of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at Freeman Hill Cemetery in Andersonville, Georgia.

Mr. Jimmy Lee Little was born on September 26, 1946 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Eula Mae Small Sheffield and the late McArthur Little.  Mr. Little attended Westside Elementary School and A.S. Staley High School.  He joined the Household of Faith Ministry. He was employed by Hickory Spring as a truck driver for over 20 years. After he retired, he volunteered at Abby’s Learn-N-Play Child Development Center.  Mr. Little was loved by all the children in his care.  He was a well-known resident of Sumter County and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Mr. Little was preceded in death by a loving wife, Mrs. Mattie Hill; his twin sister, Mrs. Ruby Lee Bivins; brother in law, Robert Lee Bivins; sisters, Ms. Anna Clyde Wright and Mary A Hughes; brother, McArthur  Little; He was called to rest on December 17, 2016.

He leaves to cherish his memories his son Lakendrick Davis (Friend-Leondrea Faison) of Americus, GA;  four grandchildren: Lakendrica and Leigha Davis, Jaylin Walton, Jayden Hill and Khalisa Walters; step-mother, Mrs. Lena Little of Americus, GA; step children: Laquanda and Travis Hill both of Americus, GA, Cynthia, Patricia, Lois, Van, Gregory, Willie Brown and Panky Robie-Hunt of Dublin, GA;  one adopted God child Gene Jackson of Dublin, GA; three sisters: Ms. Mamie Sampson, Ms. Carmen Mansfield and Mrs. Harriett L. (Dwayne) Holmes all of Americus, GA; two brothers: Joseph Small of Plains, GA and James S. Little of Americus, GA; four sisters-in-law: Edna Hayes (Jessie), Catherine Hill, both of Atlanta, GA, Ruby Thomas of Americus, GA and Irene Reddick (Willie) of Blakely, GA; three brothers-in-law:  Alphonso Hill, Bernard Hill and Charlie Hill all of Andersonville, GA;  ten loving step grandchildren, 13 great step grandchildren, and three great great step grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including devoted nieces Abbis and Patricia Bivins; a devoted friend Lois Little and the entire staff of Chevron #2 also survive.

 

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November28

Mrs. Georgia Knighton

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A Memorial service for Mrs. Georgia Knighton of Tallahassee, Florida will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. at Greater Fountain Chapel A.M.E Church located at 821 Eugenia Street, Tallahassee, Florida.

Mrs. Georgia Knighton was born on January 25, 1928 in Terrell County, Georgia to the late Bro. Dave and Luella Albritten. She attended the public schools of Terrell County, Georgia. She was married to the late Lloyd Willis Knighton, and to that union was born one daughter, the late Earlene Cynthia Knighton. Sis. Georgia Knighton departed this life on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Eden Springs Nursing Home, in Crawfordville, Florida.