Miss Precious Waters-Stephens

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The funeral service for Precious Waters-Stephens will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M at the Friendship Baptist Church in Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Mt. Creek AME Church in Andersonville, Georgia.


On January 29, 1999 a princess was born. Micquelyn Waters and Melvin Stephens welcomed PRECIOUS ARIE’ANNA WATERS-STEPHENS. Her fairy-tale journey began in Americus, Georgia. On March 30, 2019, Precious transitioned to be with God to continue her fairy tale.


PRECIOUS, known as “MeMe” to most, was very sassy. Sassy P was loved by many and literally could make anybody smile. She attended Springfield Baptist Church in Covington, Georgia.  Cherished by so many, the memories will be everlasting. She attended Sumter County Elementary School, Sumter County Middle School, and Americus High School. In August of 2013, she walked through the doors of Newton High School where she set the record as a queen. MeMe matriculated at the Fort Valley State University. She left everlasting memories and created hundreds of relationships: sisters, brothers, cousins, friends, the list goes on and on. MeMe will be remembered for her big personality, her laughter, her unique phrases, her goofiness, her clumsiness, but most of all her SMILE. That smile is one that will be missed, but one that we will cherish forever. Hairstylist, choreographer, baby-sitter, model, entertainer, DIVA, she could do it all.


GOD WELCOMED PRECIOUS ARIE’ANNA WATERS-STEPHENS into his arms on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Fort Valley, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers: John Melvin Stephens and Willie C. Waters, Sr. and a dance sister, Kearsten (Kitty) Robinson.  


Precious Arie’Anna Waters-Stephens will be forever remembered.She leaves to cherish her memories and supervise from heaven her loving mother,  Micquelyn Waters (God-Mother Keshia) and father Melvin (Angela) Stephens of Covington, Georgia; siblings: Charmell, Jaquan, Jalon, Jarius, Jamicquel, Keshonna, and Quendarious; grandparents: Mattie Waters and Jennie Paschal of Americus, Georgia and  Lucius (Betty)  Skrine of Covington, Georgia; aunts: Denise (Darroll) Stephens and Syretta (Emilio) Reed of  Covington, Georgia, Deborah Waters, Patricia (Jimmy) Reynolds, Rachel Waters, Shonna Waters and  Raven (Kelvin) Binn  of Columbus, Georgia; uncles: Corey (Felisha) Brown, Willie C. Waters, Jr., Glenn Waters, Lorenzo (Sekeitha) Waters, Dwayne Waters and Alfred Waters of Atlanta, Georgia, Royzell Waters of Live Oak, Florida, Marc (Regina) Waters and Matthew Waters;  devoted friends: Chikosa Delaney, Denitra Fudge, Arlissa Bullard and Jasmine Morris; and her only neice and bestie, her Zayla- Pooh.

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Infant Jordan M. Barker

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The Graveside Service for Jordan Mykel Barker affectionately known as “Doodle” will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. at Babyland in Eastview Cemetery.

Jordon Mykel Barker was born on Friday, December 28, 2018. He touched many lives throughout his short but memorable life. He had a smile that could light up any room. Doodle enjoyed listening to others sing and talk. He also enjoyed watching his brother play around the house. He was granted his angel wings on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Although his humble spirit and sweet smile will be missed, his short life was one to be celebrated.  

Left with cherished memories of Doodle are his loving parents: Johnny Barker, Jr. and Dearia Jordon of Americus, Georgia; grandparents: Tameka Jordan Smith of Americus, Georgia, Keithon and Melissa Patterson of Cape Coral, Florida, Doretha Morgan of Manhattan, New York and Johnny Barker, Sr. of Americus, Georgia; great-grandparents: Richard Varner, Inez Jordan, Ella Barker, Fleeola Morgan and Patricia Jackson; sisters and brothers: Tyquetta Clemmons and Tobias Barker of Americus, Georgia, Shavonta Barker and Shantavia Barker of Columbia, South Carolina and Savarus Paschal of Albany, Georgia; aunts: Brittany Durham and Shateria Smith of Americus, Georgia, Nikeria Smith of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Kiwante Morgan of Preston, Georgia; devoted aunts: Earnestine Mercer and Viola Fann of Americus, Georgia; uncles: Kewan Morgan of Plains, Georgia and Travious Smith of Americus, Georgia; Godparents: Makeba Fann, Jessica Watts and Eddie Berryhill of Americus, Georgia; devoted cousins: Shaniya Wright, Dontavious Jackson, Wardarious Wright and Jarkell Fann of Americus, Georgia; a host of other great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

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Mr. Larry Gordon

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Larry Gordon of Americus, Georgia will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastview Cemetery, Americus, Georgia.           

Mr. Larry Gordon was born in Sumter County, Georgia on August 3, 1957 to the late Louise and Norman Gordon. He received his education in the Sumter County public school system. Mr. Gordon passed away on March 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his son, two sisters and one brother: Antonio Foster, Sarah Gordon, Debra Wallace and Kenny Gordon (Frances Gordon).

Memories of his life will forever be cherished by his two daughters:  Latonya Wafford (Gregory Burns) and Shyquanda Gordon of Americus, Georgia; two sisters: Ruby Evette (Dwight) Gordon Christmas of Atlanta, Georgia and Robenna Robinson of Americus, Georgia; five brothers: Craig (Lisa) Gordon of Smyrna, Georgia, Tyrone Gordon of Florida, Herman (Rhonda) Stephens, Charlie Gordon and Rufus Gordon of Americus, Georgia; three aunts: Rosa Hicks of Americus, Georgia, Martha (Charlie) Harvey of Americus, Georgia and Catherine Taylor of Newark, New Jersey; three uncles: James (Helen) Gordon, Jimmy (Tracy) Gordon and Rodney (Stacey) Gordon all of Americus, Georgia; twelve grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many loved ones and friends, including a devoted friend Zachery Drains; a devoted nephew, Timothy “Scoop” Wallace and niece Andrea Gordon.                    

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Mr. Charlie Morgan

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Charlie Morgan of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Rev. George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Plains, Georgia. The family will receive friends at West's Mortuary on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Charlie Frank Morgan was born in Plains, Georgia, on January 6, 1944 to the late Mr. Willie Frank Morgan and the late Mrs. Alberta Black Morgan. He was educated in the Sumter County School System. Charlie died peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2019 at Life Care Center in Fitzgerald, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters.

He leaves to mourn his passing a brother, Deacon Ralph (Jurilene) Morgan and a sister Mrs. Fannie Mae Sheffield both of Americus, Georgia. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Ms. Rosie May Walters

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The Funeral Service for Ms. Rosie May Walters will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Little Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Byromville, Georgia with Dr. Alonzo Smith, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Rosie May Walters was born to Willie Clarence and Mary McKenzie Walters in Montezuma, Georgia on April 8, 1946. She joined and was baptized at Little Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Byromville, Georgia at an early age. She attended Little Poplar Springs School and Byromville Elementary School.

Rosie loved God and people. She enjoyed dressing up in fancy clothes. She was faithful in going to church, and she always carried her bible with her. After the death of our mother, she went to live with her sister Alice and her family in Lake Wales, Florida. In 2005, she went to live with her sister Johnnie and her family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They moved back to Georgia in 2016.

Rosie May Walters departed this life on March 10, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Dollie Mae and Alice Mae.

Memories of her life will be forever cherished by her three brothers: Willie C. Walters, Jr. of Prescott, Arizona, Eddie J. Walters of Byromville, Georgia and Joe Lewis Walters of Decatur, Georgia; two sisters: Maggie Trimble of Atlanta, Georgia and Johnnie Mae Cunningham (Willie Frank) of Snellville, Georgia; three aunts: Jo Maxye McKenzie of Americus, Georgia, Georgia Mae Johnson of Jonesboro, Georgia and Thelma Gray of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one uncle, John Henry Ball of Macon, Georgia; a special niece, Loretta Cunningham; a special companion, Gwendolyn Sanders; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.