September24

Mr. Fredrick W. Harvey

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September19

Ms. Alice Elaine West

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Ms. Alice Elaine West of Weeks Trailer Park, Americus, Georgia passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 19, 2020. A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Eastview Cemetery. 

Due to Covid-19 concerns, we ask that you please MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

Ms. West is survived by two sons: Cordero M. West and Terrance Cliatt; four sisters: Shirley Moye, Sandra Davis, Tommie West and Gloria West; two brothers: Oscar West and L. Jay West. Several other relatives and friends also survive

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September15

Mrs. Jessie Ann Wofford

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The Graveside Service for Mrs. Jessie Ann Wofford of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mrs. Jessie Wofford was born on December 6, 1935 in Americus, Georgia to Walter Walker and Thelma Walker Osborne. She was educated at Staley High School and South Georgia Technical Institute. She worked at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center as a Nursing Assistant and retired after 25 years of dedicated service. She was a kind and gentle spirit who never met a stranger. She accepted Christ at an early age and was very active in her church until her health declined.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, O. C. West, Sr., her second husband, Tom Wofford, sister and brother in law, Annie Lucille Thomas and W. L. Thomas, Sr., two brothers, Eddie Osborne and Buck Osborne, step-son, Calvin Wafford, Sr., and two grandsons, Tavoris Deon Jones and Marcus Ortiz. Jessie passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her seven children: Shirley Moye, Oscar (Mary) West, Sandra (Melvin) Davis, Tommie West, L Jay West, Alice West, and Gloria West all of Americus, Georgia; three step-children: Tommy (Shirley) Wafford, Sr., Bruce (Katie) Wafford, Sr., and Carolyn Wafford all of Americus, Georgia; three sisters: Virginia Berryhill of Americus, Georgia, Delores Barber, and Lois Osborne both of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers: Walter Walker, Jr. and Phillip Osborne, both of Atlanta, Georgia; twenty-seven grandchildren: Damion West, Nekethia Smith, Melvin Davis, Jr., Shawanda ( Antione) Brown, Carlos West, Shaniqua West, Tomeka West, Jessica West, Timothy Perry, Courtney West, Dominique Banks, Cordero West, Terrance Cliatt, Shanice West, Lucas Ortiz, Sarah Ortiz, Rachel (Dexter) Brown, Joshua Ortiz, Christopher Ortiz, Latonya Wafford, Lakeithia Wafford, Johnny Hunter III, Lashanda Bobbs, Bruce Wafford, Jr., Calvin Wafford, Jr., Angela Wafford, and Jessica Wafford, two adopted granddaughters: Salonda Mercer and Natalie Russell, forty-eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives friends. 

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September12

Mrs. Sara "Poochie" Nelson

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The Funeral Service for Mrs. Sara Lanier Nelson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens

Mrs. Sara George Lanier Nelson, affectionately known as “Poochie”, was born on September 2, 1946 to the parentage of the late Mr. George Lanier and the late Mrs. Mary Lanier in Americus, Georgia.  Sara was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and she studied Cosmetology at Albany Technical College. At an early age she gave her life to Christ at Shiloh Baptist Church in Preston, Georgia.  In 1983 she connected with the Union Tabernacle Baptist Church where she faithfully served on the Mercy Showing and Serving Ministry Teams.  She was well known in the community and was an affiliate of the Americus Legion Post 558.  Sara was employed at Middle Flint Behavioral Health Services and retired with 26 years of service.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sibling; Karala Boynton. “Poochie” departed this life on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by family

Sara George Lanier married Mr. Plezy Nelson, Jr. on September 1, 1989 and they happily shared life together for 31 years.  Sara’s life revolved around her beloved husband, her two daughters and her six step children.  She loved her “family”.

Sara was a devoted wife and mother to her loving daughters; Deidra Cliatt (Dexter), Sara Bridges; her six step children: KeKo Hart, Charleston Wilbon, Timothy Nelson, Antonio Nelson, Plezy Nelson, III and Tiffany Wilbon; two brothers: Terrell Coley (Maria), Pastor Michael Coley (Linda). seven sisters: Dorothy Statham, Ray Jean Henderson, Mary Bank (Kenneth) Noreen Jenkins, Betty Lois Jackson, Connie Coley, Sandra Wooden (William), six grandchildren: Travis Deon Foster, Erica Lanier, Brandon Bridges, Marquel Bridges, Lakeisha Bridges, Takeria Wilbon; thirteen step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, her father-in-law, Rev. Plezy Nelson, Sr.; two brothers-in-law; Dr. Robert Nelson (Mary) of Gray, GA and David Nelson, Montezuma, Georgia; seven sisters-in-law: Erma Jean Thomas (Walter Floyd), Americus, GA, Lillie B. Pitts (Walter) Albany, GA,  Mildred Hylick (Gregory) Warner Robins, GA, Alberta Nelson, Leslie, GA, Patricia Ann Nelson, Maryland, VA., Katherine Nelson, Leslie, GA, Brenda Cornish (John) Americus, GA and Mary Lois Nelson, NC; two uncles: Aaron Williams (Olivia), Atlanta, GA and Curtis Williams, Preston, GA; one aunt, Gloria Marshall (Walter) and South Carolina; her devoted friends: Betty Brown Kitchens, Wanda Faye Biggins, Janice Rowell, Bertha Ross and Rosemary Jones. A host of nieces, nephews, great and grandnieces & nephews

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September11

Mr. Robert Myrick

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Mr. Robert Lee Myrick of Americus, Georgia passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Willson Hospice House in Albany Georgia. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 in the Eastview Cemetery.

Robert is survived by one daughter, Penny Myrick; two sisters: Mary Joe Denmark and Dora Denmark; his cousins: Bessie Mae Angry, Deloris Angry Gore, Lee Otis Burton and Tredarrian Colbert who was also his caregiver and a devoted friend Larry Volley; one grandchild

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September09

Mrs. Nadine Merritt Wilkerson

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A Life Celebration for Mrs. Nadine Merritt Wilkerson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Friendship Cemetery in Americus, Georgia. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you please MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Nadine Merritt Wilkerson was born on November 9, 1937 in Marion County, Georgia. She was the fifth child of the late George and Ida B. Merritt. “Mama Dine”, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren, was baptized at New Bethel Baptist Church at an early age. She graduated from Staley High School in 1955. She was a lifelong homemaker, doing domestic work only occasionally to provide for her family. She was a devoted daughter of a sharecropper living on a farm just outside the city limits of Americus, Georgia. Then she met and married the love of her life, Willie Wilkerson. She was his devoted wife until his untimely death.

Nadine “MaMa Dine” devoted her life to providing love and support to her three children and being caregiver to her parents and a disabled brother. She gave lovingly and humbly of herself. She taught life values to her children, including the importance of God as the center of life. She taught honesty and integrity, hard work and sharing, how to treat people, and the importance of family.

Nadine “Mama Dine” transitioned into eternal rest on September 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Wilkerson, parents, George W. Merritt, Sr. and Ida B. Merritt, six brothers, one sister: Effie J. Merritt, Fred D. Merritt, John “JS” Merritt, Roosevelt Merritt, and Willie B. Merritt all of Chicago, Illinois, Marvin Merritt and George “GW” Merritt, Jr. of Americus, Georgia; one sister: Barbara Postell of Atlanta Georgia.

Nadine “Mama Dine” is survived by her three children: Bertina Merritt McGhee, Lenny Merritt, and Clovene Wilkerson; two grandchildren: Steven George Spillman and Jasmine Wilkerson; two brothers: Clyde Merritt of Chicago, Illinois and Malcolm (Janet) King of Americus, Georgia; three sisters, Diane (William) Smith, Doris (Charles) Farlow and Sharon King all of Americus, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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September07

Mr. Clarence Freeman, Jr.

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Clarence Freeman, Jr. will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 8620 Highway 26 E, Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Allen Waters, officiating. Public viewing will be Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines have limited the number of people that can attend services. Please practice social distancing and WEAR A MASK for your safety as well as the safety of others.

 Clarence Freeman, Jr. was a gentle, loving and caring man.  He was quiet in spirit and everyone who met him loved him for his kind heart and mild spirit.  He passed away peacefully on September 7, 2020 with his immediate family by his side in Albany, Georgia.

He was born on November 7, 1950 to the late Clarence Freeman and Maude Harvey in Macon, Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Haugabook, and grandparents; Mamie and Jerry Harvey. Hearing the voice of God, at an early age he confessed his love for Christ and was baptized at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia under the leadership of Pastor K.T. Hayes.  He was also an avid member of the Bible Study and Sunday School classes.  He was a faithful member until his death.

Clarence completed his public school education at D. F. Douglas High School in Montezuma, Georgia in 1968.  He began his career at Southern Frozen Foods Plant in Montezuma, Georgia and later joined the team at ITI Storm and Window Company.  In 1973, he landed a position at The Woolfolk Chemical Plant in Fort Valley, Georgia as a chemical sorting specialist.  He later became a seasonal specialist for the Pearson and Lane Entrepreneurs.

After a few years of dating (or courting as they used to say) as fate would have it, on December 15, 1972, he married Violet Adams and the two stood as man and woman and were betrothed in a Holy Union and started their life together with their two sons, Donald and Dexter.

Although he was quiet in spirit, Clarence loved to interact with his co-workers, friends and people in the community.  He was most recently employed by Flint River Hospital as a janitorial care specialist until his retirement in 2019.

Left to cherish his beautiful memories, his wife of forty-seven (47) years Violet Freeman of Fort Valley, Georgia; two sons; Donald (Zlumber) Adams-Freeman of Perry, Georgia  and Dexter (Jocelyn) Adams-Freeman of Nashville, TN; two granddaughters Zouie Banks and Donae  Adams both of Perry, Georgia; two great granddaughters; Katelynn and Kassisdy Banks both of Perry, Georgia;  three very devoted sisters; Bridgette (Paul) Johnson of Macon, Georgia, Veronica (Lance) Reynolds of Warner Robins, Georgia and Shirley Burke of Rochester, New York; six very devoted brothers; Jackie (Audrey) Freeman and Henry Colson both of Louisville, Kentucky, Terry (Furlow) Pryor of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Perry (Mary) Pryor, Oscar Freeman and Thomas Haugabook of Montezuma, Georgia; two aunts; Rosie Carter of Montezuma, Georgia and Barbara Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia; four uncles; Reverend Willie Gene Harvey of Fort Valley, Georgia, Lucious (Virginia) Harvey of Atlanta, Georgia, Fredrick Harvey and Franklin McLarty of Montezuma, Georgia; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends; and the entire Five Points Community and New Hope Baptist Church Family. 

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September01

Mr. Henry "Boo Man" Perry

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Henry Lee Perry of Americus, GA will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Eastview Cemetery in Americus, GA.

Mr. Henry Lee Perry, affectionately known as “Boo Man”, was born on July 29, 1946 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Willie Lee Perry, Sr. and the late Annie Lou Sampson Perry. He was employed for over 40 years with the City of Americus. "Boo Man passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center

He is survived by a son, Freddie Perry; three sisters: Annie Lee Hooks (Leroy) of Leslie, GA, Bernice Bowen and Bertha Mae Edge of Americus, GA; three brothers: Willie James Perry (Willie), Henry Lee Perry (Ruth) and Grady Edge, Jr. all of Americus, GA; nieces: Sandra Brown (Charles) of Desota, GA, Leroy Hooks III, of Leslie, GA, Jimmy Hooks  (Carla) of Albany, GA, Virginia Gaines (James) of Decatur, Georgia, Beverly Mathis (Henry) of Texas, Stephanie Bowen, Janice Marie Bowen. Delisa Monique Bowen, Melissa Simpson and Latonya Shenice Bowen all of Americus. GA; one aunt: Eula Mae Prince of Americus, GA; nephews: Freddie Perry of Americus, GA and Chris Bowen (Shanta) of Cordele, GA. Several other relatives and friends also survive. 

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