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. 


November26

Veteran Joe Brown

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Funeral services for Veteran Joe Brown of Americus, Georgia will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lebanon Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia with Pastor Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

Veteran Joe Brown was born March 9, 1936 in Andersonville, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Johnnie Willie Brown and the late Mrs. Willie Mae Davis Brown Plair.

He attended the Sumter County School System and later enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country from June 24, 1954 to June 21, 1957. He received National Defense Service Medal and Army Occupation Medal (Germany). Joe received an Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States of America on May 31, 1962. Joe was employed by Sumter (Studstill) County Livestock and Reeves Construction Company.

At an early age he joined the Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Daniel Thomas. Joe moved to the Douglas Circle Community and he became affiliated with Praise, Preach and Deliverance Ministries under the leadership of the late Pastor Vernell Carter. Upon moving to the Lillian Carter Health and Rehabilitation Center he joined Lebanon Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Hosie Waters.                                      

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Mr. Ely Brown and Mr. Will Davis; grandmothers: Mrs. Laura Wilkerson Brown, Mrs. Mattie Snipes Murray Davis Kelly Hill. Joe transitioned peacefully at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia on Saturday, November 26, 2016 surrounded by his family.

He is survived by one son, Shelby Ray Brown of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Audrey Davis of Brooklyn, New York; one grandson, Donte Brown; two granddaughters: Sherneka Brown and Chesha (Lakieza) Simon-Richardson; two great grandchildren: Yarwin Brown and Jordan Lowe; two sisters: Mrs. Mary Alice Caldwell of Miami, Florida and Ms. Robin Plair Wiley of Plains, Georgia; one brother-in-law, James Bowman Wiley, Jr. of Americus, Georgia; one nephew, James Bowman Wiley, III; six great nephews: Christian Tyler Wiley of Auburn, Alabama, Caleb James Wiley of Albany, Georgia, Jordan Eli'sha Wiley, Kaicen Aamir Wiley, Trontavious Deon Brown and Travontavious Leon Brown of Americus, Georgia; devoted cousins: Josephine (Albert) Cooper of Americus, Georgia, Mattie (Amos) Edge of Hope Hull, Alabama, Dorothy Melvin Daniels of Detroit, Michigan, and Artice Melvin of Atlanta, Georgia. Several other devoted relatives and friends survive the late Veteran Joe Brown.

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November21

Mr. Dale Morgan

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Funeral services for Mr. Dale “Catfish” Morgan of Plains, Georgia will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. John A.M.E. Church in Plains, Georgia with Pastor Shirley Strawter officiating. Burial will follow at the Lebanon Cemetery.

Mr. Dale Morgan affectionately known as “Catfish” was born in Sumter County, Georgia on September 17, 1956 to the parentage of the late Fleeola Morgan. At an early age he joined the St. John AME Church of Plains Georgia where he served faithfully as a Steward.  He was educated in the Public Schools of Sumter County. Dale was a devoted worker at Plains Peanuts for over 10 years until his health failed.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Fleeola Morgan, brother, Kemp Howard and longtime companion Ms. Lois Denise Hollis. Dale died peacefully on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Lillian Carter Nursing Home in Plains, Georgia.

He leaves to mourn his passing his father William Jackson of Plains, Georgia; his daughter, Keayascha Hollis; stepson, Shaquantus Hollis both of Plains, Georgia, five sisters: Janice Hill, Barbara Morgan, Faye Jackson all of Plains, Georgia, Renea Mann of Americus, Georgia, and Doreatha Morgan of Manhattan, New York; two aunts: Pamela Angry of Americus, Georgia and Janice Flowers of Delray Florida; four sisters-in-law: Edna Carter, Kathy (Emerson) Cross of Plains Georgia, Janice Foster and Constance Hollis of Americus, Georgia; devoted nieces: Kiwante Monique Morgan, Shaquinna Mumford and Qwahrkeassa Hollis; devoted friends: Lonnie and Mable Streeter. A host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive.      

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November19

Mrs. Beulah Mae Spencer Ford Barner

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Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Mae Spencer Ford Barner of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Beulah Mae Spencer Ford Barner was born on September 24, 1940 in Desoto, Georgia to the late Edward & Doshie Mae Spencer Ford.  She attended the public schools in Sumter County. She received an Associate Degree from Georgia Southwestern College to become a chef, a trade that she practiced for many years. She was also employed at Excell Inc, Magnolia Manor and later retiring from Cooper Lighting.

She is preceded in death by a son; James Edward Allen, a grandson; Jeston Dorrell Allen, a great granddaughter, Keyarri  Nere’ Ruch; her parents: Edward and Doshie Mae Spencer Ford;  her grandparents that raised her: Willie and Maggie Spencer; a brother, L. C. Spencer and a sister, Elizabeth Mitchell. Beulah departed this life on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Mrs. Joann Allen Johnson (William) Augusta, GA, Mr. John Paul Allen, Jr. (Ayada) of Americus, GA, Ms. Gloriele Kendrick Barbary, Columbus, GA; her grandchildren: devoted caregiver, Ms. Tanaisha L. Clark whom she raised as her own, Mrs. JaMeia S. Ruch (Rahsaan), Mr. Jarrius Cladd, Ms. Kierra Polk, Ms. Aliyah Allen, Madison Ingram; her great grandchildren: Deona N. Clark, Cedric D. Clark Jr., A’Shariya S. Ruch and Rahsaan D. Ruch Jr.; three sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Bridges (Walter), Mrs. Sallie White and Mrs. Mary Green Barner (Calvin) all of Americus GA;  one brother, Mr. Henry Lee Spencer, Americus, GA; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Spencer of Dawson, GA; one aunt, Mrs. Emma Jones of Leslie, GA; devoted friends: Cletittia Renae Yearby and Mary Williams; her Prayer Sisters: Sis Mary P. Battle, Sis Molly Williams, Sis. Mable Streeter and Sis. Brenda Battle. A host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends survive.

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November13

Mr. George Williams

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Funeral services for Mr. George Williams, Sr. of Smithville, Georgia will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel of West's Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Rev. Tommie Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Grove Cemetery in Smithville, Georgia

Mr. George Williams was born March 1, 1924 to the parentage of late Mr. Eugene Williams, Sr. and Mrs. Rosie Johnson Williams.  He received his education in the public schools of Lee County. George was retired as a truck driver for Allied Moving Company in Atlanta, Georgia.  He had a great love of the outdoors.  He was preceded in death by, Mrs. Thelma Smothers, Mr. Allen Williams, Mr. Charles Williams, Mr. Raymond Williams and Mr. Eugene Williams, Jr. George Williams, Sr. departed this life on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Pruitt Health, Albany Georgia.

He leaves to cherish his memories a son, Mr. George “Butch” (Carol) Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Marva (Hal) Jones of Toledo, Ohio;  six grandchildren: several great-grand children; four sisters: Mrs. Lucy Stinson, Mrs. Lelia Stinson, Mrs. Delores Blount and Ms. Alice Williams, all of Flint, Michigan; one brother, Mr. Clarence Williams of Flint, Michigan; two sister-in-laws: Mrs. Rosetta Williams of Flint, Michigan and Mrs. Yinestra Williams of Americus, GA. A Special Thank You to his devoted caregivers: Ms. Loretta Smothers, Mrs. Linda (Charlie) Thomas, Mrs. Robin (Ricky) Waters, and Mr. Esco Whitlock all of Smithville, GA. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

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