Mr. Simmie Williams

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Funeral services for Mr. Simmie Lee Williams “Munch” of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Americus Pentecostal Church on Magnolia Street in Americus, Georgia with Elder Henry Louis officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. 

Mr. Simmie Lee Williams was born on April 10, 1946 in Americus, Georgia to the late Walter Williams and the late Gladys Jackson Williams. Simmie affectionately known as “Munch” attended Eastview Elementary and Staley High Public Schools.  In his earlier years, Munch was a great artist and enjoyed singing.  He also had a passion for working on cars.  He was always willing to help others.  Simmie resided at the Pines Personal Care Home in Albany Georgia until his health failed.  He was humorous and love attending bible study. On June 29, 2014 God called him home. He was preceded in death by five siblings. 

He is survived by two sisters; Johnnie Mae Hale (Jimmie) of Jonesboro Georgia and Delores Davis of Temecula California; four brothers: Daniel Lee Williams of Santa Monica, California, Edward Lee Williams (Patricia), Windsor Connecticut; Fletcher Lee Williams (Anita) of Americus Georgia and Grover Earl Williams of Americus, Georgia; one aunt, Viola Williams of Covington, Georgia; one uncle, John Henry Williams of Hartford Connecticut; Several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.




Mr. Otis Evans

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Mr. Otis Evans, age 79, of Montezuma, Georgia passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Rev. Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Champ Waters Cemetery.


Otis Evans was born in Macon County, Georgia on November 19, 1934 to the late Maggie Killings McKenzie and the late Hershey Evans. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined New Hope Baptist Church at an early age. He was owner and operator of Evans Body Shop.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mrs. Willie Ruth Evans of Montezuma; six children: Leslie Evans of Chicago, Illinois, Otis Evans of California, Gaivelle Carouthers (Kerry) of Durham, North Carolina, Sonja Martin of Montezuma, Georgia, Tosha Evans of Fayettville, North Carolina, and Toris Evans of Columbus, Georgia; a host of grandchildren, great grands and great great grands; his sisters: Hilda Cooks of Chicago, Illinois, Cora Shelly and Annie Neal Collier (Willie) of Montezuma, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Essie Dennis and Barbara Dennis of Ft. Valley, Georgia, Ann Myrick (Lorenzo) of Tallahassee, Florida, Eddie Dennis of Atlanta, Georgia and Cora Thornton (Carl); a devoted niece, Louise Jones (Charles) of Montezuma, Georgia; a host of other nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.





Mr. Eddie L. Walters, Jr.

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Mr. Eddie L. Walters, Jr. age 42 of Americus, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Green Acres Health and Rehab Center in Milledgeville GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.



Eddie Lee Walters, Jr. was born on August 2, 1971 in Detroit, MI to Eddie Lee Walters, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Williams Walters. Eddie grew up in Detroit, MI and moved to Americus, GA in the late 80’s.  He graduated from Americus High School in 1988 at the age of 16. Eddie began attending Georgia Southwestern College in 1989, where he majored in Psychology and Education. He became a father on December 29, 1993, when his daughter Crystal Nicole Walters was born. Eddie had a thirst for music, learning, and for helping others. He held various jobs, which included positions at Sumter Regional Hospital, Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare, Good Works. In the Fall of 1994 his met his first love, Leslie Middleton, and they were married on September 16, 1997. From their union was born Benjamin James Davis Walters (January 4, 1998) and Jordan Alexander Walters (January 31, 2001). Eddie loved family above all else and strived to be an outstandingly devoted father and husband. In 1999, Eddie was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and battled this disease for 16 long years. Throughout his medical struggles, Eddie continued to believe and have faith in God and encouraged his family to attend church and put God at the forefront of their lives. In November 2005, Eddie joined Shipp Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Daniel Clinton. Eddie loved attending bible study and, until the end, had faith that God would heal his earthly body. However, God had other plans and called Eddie home to rest on June 14, 2014. 



He is survived by is his Loving and devoted wife, Leslie Middleton Walters; his loving children Crystal Nicole Walters, Benjamin James Davis Walters and Jordan Alexander Walters; his father, Eddie L. Walters, Sr. (Anita); his mother Johnnie Hale (Jimmie); brothers: Shadeed Williams and Craytonio  Conley; one sister, Sekeithia Denise Walters (Tierre); mother-in-Law, Dorothy Middleton (Ralph); aunts: Deloris Davis, Deborah Bell (Morris), Christine Walters, Sekeithia Gayle Walters and Cora Battle Towns; uncles: Havolia Walters, Darryl (Claudia) Walters, Simmie Williams, Daniel Williams, Edward Williams (Patricia), Fletcher (Anita) Williams and Grover Earl Williams; great aunt, Mary Leoney; sisters-in-Law: Teresa Middleton and Hillary Middleton; great uncle, Aaron Walters, Sr. Several other family and friends also survive.







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Mr. Amos King

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Funeral services for Mr. Amos King of Americus, Georgia will be Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Scott's Mater C.M.E Church in Americus, Georgia with Pastor James Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the Hill cemetery.

Mr. Amos King, affectionately known as “Snapper”, was born in Americus, GA on September 9, 1953 to Mr. George King and the late Mrs. Estelle King. He was educated in the Sumter County School System and worked as a truck driver for Georgia Farm Products.

Amos died on June 9, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Estella King; two brothers: James Johnson and Cleveland “Big Daddy” King; a sister Ms. Nancy Grace King; and an aunt he loved as a mother, Mrs. Mattie Brown.

Amos leaves to cherish his memories his father Mr. George King of Americus, GA; a devoted companion of 21 years, Ms. Ann Sutton; four children he raised as his own: Demetria Sutton, Rashard Sutton, Afrika West (Curtis), Joseph Smith and grandson Rikeem Sutton, all of Leesburg, GA; four sisters: Marilyn Jackson of Americus, GA, Betty (Nathan) Jordan of Vienna, GA, Georgia Clemons (Chris Lewis) of Americus, GA and Ruby King Orlando, FL; three aunts: Mrs. Claudette H. Johnson of Vienna, GA, Mrs. Bertha Adams and Mrs. Eleanor (Isaiah) Charleston of Orlando, FL; six nieces: Amela (Dirk) Ingram, Tamika, Lakisha and Angela King, Taketa King-Bert and April (Ryan) Olson; eight nephews: Eddie and Edward Jackson, Timothy and Michael King, Cleveland Jr., Christopher and Jason Jordan and Christopher Ferguson; devoted cousins: Otis, Calvin, Bernice and Cora Brown; devoted friends: Hamm Monts, Calvin Robinson Early, Betty A. J. Walters, Rundall and George. A host of other relatives and friends survive.







Mrs. Ozie Charles

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Graveside services for Mrs. Ozie Mae Charles of Chicago, IL formerly of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Champ Waters Cemetery in Montezuma, GA.

 Mrs. Ozie Mae Charles was born November 24, 1930 in Montezuma, GA, to the union of the late John Henry Potter and the late Mariah Brown Willis Allen. Ozie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Light House Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Bernice Johnson. She later united in fellowship at God Holy Ghost Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Theodus Jones. Ozie worked for several years at Marshall Field’s Department Store in Oak Brook, IL until she retired. She is preceded in death by her loving sister Louise Willis Allen of Montezuma GA, and her brother Jack Potter of Jackson, TN.

Ozie leaves to cherish memory her life children:  Johnny Potter of Omaha, NE., Claude (Marchella) Charles of Chicago, IL., Gregory (Kay) Charles of Chicago, IL., Theresa (Kirk) Perry of Aurora, IL., Patricia Charles of Atlanta, GA, Marilyn (Lamont) Surles of Perry, GA, Valerie (Anthony) Smith of Aurora, IL., Anthony (Angie) Charles of Iowa City, IA; sisters: Betty Engram of Montezuma GA, Martha (John) Keller of Englewood, NJ and Mary (James) Washington of Cocoa, FL; one brother, Charles (Mazarena) Allen of Montezuma GA; Godchildren; Andre Alexander, Vicky Alexander and Norris Barnes; 26 Grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends,



Mr. Jerome Williams

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Funeral services for Mr. Jerome Williams of Atlanta, Georgia formerly of Americus, Georgia, will be Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. In the Chapel of West's Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Pastor Robert Douglass Graulich officiating.  Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. 

Mr. Jerome Williams was born on January 16, 1951 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie C. Burkes, Sr. and the late Mrs. Emma C. Burkes. Jerome received his education through the public school system of Sumter County.  He was a 1969 graduate of A. S. Staley High School in Americus GA. He joined Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. J. L. Wilson.  Later, he moved to Atlanta GA, where he joined The Transformation Covenant Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert Douglas Graulich. He was employed by the Sweetheart Ice Cream Cone Factory of Atlanta, GA for 20 years, also, the Shepherd Center in Food Service, Atlanta, GA. 

Mr. Williams passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his father, the late Willie C. Burkes, mother the late Mrs. Emma C. Burkes and biological mother the late, Mrs. Annie Catherine Williams. 

He leaves to cherish his memories, a brother Mr. Robert Lee Williams, Americus, GA; a God brother, Mr. Victor Alexander of Atlanta GA; a Godmother, Mrs. Lillie Ruth Pace, Americus, GA; devoted God-sisters: Ms. Rosa Pace, Virginia, Mrs. Ruth Webster and Mrs. Irene Parks of Atlanta, GA; Goddaughter, Ms. Fran Webster of Atlanta, GA; aunt, Mrs. Frances Perry of Americus, GA; nephew, Mr. Curtis Hickson (Cheryl) great nieces: Ms. Tamaya Hickson, Ms. Corryn Hickson, Ms. Chalyn Hickson and Ms. Kamanil Hickson all of Barnswell, NJ; great nephew, Mr. Omar Hickson; devoted cousins: Mr. Dennis Pace, Ms. Lisa Pace, Mrs. Fannie Anthony of Americus, GA, Mrs. Bonnie Williams of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr. Ronald Pace of Seattle, WA, Mrs. Betty Stephens and Ms. Cherrie Raven of Americus, GA; also devoted friends; Mr. Ralph Koonce, Mr. Marvin Koonce, Mr. Robert Koonce of Atlanta, GA, Ms. Jacquelyn Walker, Ms. Dorothy Brown, Mr. Andrew Jessie, Mrs. Easter Jessie of Americus, GA, Mr. Willie Frank Seay, Mr. Charles Seay, Mrs. Freddie Mae Seay and Mr. Kenneth Jackson of Atlanta, GA; also A. S. Staley High School class of 1969, the Pastor and Congregation of the Transformation Covenant Church and Mrs. Catherine Graulich, Mr. Milton Webster of Macon, GA.