November28

Ms. Georgia Barrett

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Ms. Georgia Barrett of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Perry, Georgia.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary. Ms. Georgia Barrett was born on February 22, 1943 to Mr. Willie Clarence Strong and Mrs. Sweet Lee Strong.  

She leaves beautiful memories to be cherished by her two sons: Curtis Barrett (Deidra) and Imed Jamal Patman (Francene) both of Atlanta, Georgia; her daughter, Jackie Sutton of Montezuma, Georgia; two brothers: Tommy Strong (Crosby) and Sammy Strong both of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters: Vencie Larry, Gladys Simpson and Willie Ruth Tennant (Paul) all of Montezuma, Georgia; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.


November26

Mr. Richard Pitts

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Mr. Richard Pitts of Americus, Georgia died on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary.

Richard was born on October 10, 1970 to the late Mrs. Goldy Mae Payne Pitts and the late Mr. Robert Pitts.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: NaKyhia Reddick and Kanorris Reddick; several cousins including Ms. Vivian Griffin and Mr. Johnny Griffin. Several other relatives and friends also survive.


November26

Mrs. Anna Monts Edwards

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The Funeral Service for Mrs. Anna Lucile Monts Edwards will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at 330 Boo Cosby Rd. Americus, Georgia with Rev. George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul A.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Anna Lucile Monts, was born in Sumter County, Georgia on August 29, 1936, to the parentage of the late Mr. George Costell Monts and Mrs. Lucille Ross Monts.

On March 18, 1961, Anna and Walter Edwards were married and started their blended family of a quintet of girls. Their union produced Florine, Bertha, Annie, Carolyn, Sabrina, and their baby, the late Latonya Hurley Larkins. At an early age, she joined Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served as a good and faithful servant.

Anna was an incredibly kind and generous person. She worked hard to raise her family and was always there for them when they need her. As a mother, she taught her daughters and grandchildren many things as young children that hold them in good stead today—good manners, respect, a love for God and sound moral values.

Coming from a large family, she knew time waited on no one. Anna was the quintessential Drill Sergeant, aka Task Master. Her orders were, "Up, ready, set, and march"! She was up bright and early every morning “slamming cabinet doors and clanging pots and pans” as a signal, it was time to start your day. “Quiet as a mouse” certainly did not apply to Anna; she was more like “an elephant in a china shop!” She faithfully prepared a hot breakfast every morning to begin the day. She made sure her children worked, played, and studied hard. There were no excuses, just opportunities to get it right or try again. So, if peas were not picked and shelled, yards swept, beds made, or floors mopped, you got it doubled the next day with the aid of a switch. Many days, if it were not for the Lord and “their Daddy’s Chevrolet pulling in the yard,” have mercy upon their “Glory.”

Although Anna was a no-nonsense kind of woman, anyone in her presence couldn’t help but observe her compassion towards her family, siblings, and neighbors, especially when going through hard times. She sacrificed her time and through selfless acts of kindness aided anyone in need. Her kindness instantly made you feel appreciated and valued by someone who genuinely cared. Even when she had her hands full caring for her husband and grandchildren, Anna was always willing to help those who needed assistance.

 There are so many things that we, her children, have learned and applied to our lives from our wise mother who endured the wiles of life. In our younger days, we could not comprehend how much time and care she put into her family. Now that we are on our own, we can truly appreciate the amount of effort she put into raising us and for this we will always be appreciative. These values have made each of us who we are and we thank her so very, very much.

On November 26, 2020, Anna departed from the place she and her late husband called home. We can only imagine she was greeted by the sweet spirits who preceded her in death: her devoted husband Walter; their oldest daughter, Florine White Laster; her siblings: Elizabeth Terry, Margaret Perpall, McArthur, George Frank, Marvin and Albert Monts; cousin, Eddie Rhea Walker; and son in-law, Connie V. Ford.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

She will forever live on in the hearts of her son, Walter Randolph Wooden; grandchildren: David Laster, Calvin Laster, Christal Blalock, Walter Simmons, Cassondra Covington, Joshua Howard, Kayla Howard, Deshavia Davis and Kennedi Howard; devoted great-grandchildren: Christian, Gabrielle, Tabious, and Egypt Laster and Bria and Justin Blalock; son-in-law, Ralph Covington; sisters: Mary Jackson, Edna Jones, and Earnestine Jackson; brothers: John (Ida) Monts, David and Williams Monts, and Ed (Juanita) Ross; sister in-law, Martha Edwards. Her life could not have been more bountiful if not for the love and dedication of Mark Tullis, and their caregiver/daughter, Emma Wright.

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November25

Mrs. Eva Marie Wright

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Mrs. Eva Marie Wright of Americus, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Four County Nursing Home in Stewart County, Georgia. Services are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary.

She is survived by her husband, Julius Wright of Americus, Georgia; one daughter, Daphne (Willie) Armstrong of Newnan, Georgia; two sons: George (Bernice) Brown of Leesburg, Georgia and Derrick (Carolyn) Brown of Dawson, Georgia; two brothers: Sam Tolbert of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Clifford (Sonja) Tolbert of Albany, Georgia; two grandchildren: Tierra Brown of Conyers, Georgia and Derrick Brown, Jr. both of Dawson, Georgia. Several other relatives and friends also survive.


November25

Mr. Kedrick D. Williams

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Mr. Kedrick D. Williams of Americus, Georgia died on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary.

Kedrick Williams was born on December 19, 1984 to Theresa Davis and Victor Earl Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memory his three children: Keanna Williams, Keon Williams and Keadrian Williams: one sister, Kamesha Davis; a devoted step-father Kerry Green; a devoted friend Calvin Barthel and a devoted uncle, William Davis. Several other relatives and friends also survive.


November21

Mrs. Fannie Mae Lowery

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A Graveside Service for Mrs. Fannie Mae Lowery of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Eastview Cemetery with Rev. George F. Monts officiating.

Mrs. Fannie Mae Lowery was born in Americus, Georgia on August 28, 1960 to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie B. Holmes and the late Mrs. Martha Holmes. She received her education in the Americus Public School System. She was a full time stay at home mom. Fannie was preceded in death by both parents: Mr. Willie B. and Mrs. Martha Holmes; a daughter, Yolanda Holmes White; two brothers: Johnny Holmes and Edward Holmes; a sister, Louise Span. Fannie passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Michael B. Lowery of Americus, Georgia; three daughters: Nicole D. Mable, Santrina (Everett) Curry and Tandriea Boone all of Americus, Georgia; one son, Eric (Jaquita) Holmes of Americus, Georgia; one sister, Ruby (Franky) Angry of Americus, Georgia; two brothers: Willie B. Holmes and Charles Horn both of Atlanta, Georgia; her grandchildren: Trequez Mable, Diundea Moore, Cordereon Roberts, Kentravious Holmes, Shyeirria Holmes, Ja’Hivien Hannah, Jezeriah White, Brooklyn White, Tra’dasia Evans, Tyler Hodge and Lyric Hodge all of Americus, Georgia, Wylie Holmes of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Adam (Angela) Holmes of Americus, Georgia, Randy (Anglic) Holmes of Americus, Georgia and Lekeisha(Bryant)Perry of Atlanta, Georgia; mother-In-law, Annie (John) Person of Atlanta, Georgia; sister-in-law, Shontae (Colby) Richardson of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers-in-law, Troy (Doris) Walton of Fayetteville, Georgia and Cody Walton of Atlanta, Georgia; god-children: Sekethia Mack, Alicia Dowdell, Teniquia Evans, Jenson Morgan, Janson Morgan, Dontavious Brown and Jeremiah Thomas all of Americus, Georgia; A host of other relatives and friends also survive.

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November17

Deacon James McArthur Merritt

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The Graveside Service for Deacon James Merritt, Sr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:30 at Eastview Cemetery in Americus, Georgia with Rev. H.C. Wilson officiating.

On April 24, 1944, our beloved James McArthur Merritt was welcomed into this world. Born in Sumter County, Georgia, to the late Jimmie Sapp and Charlie Mae Merritt, he was educated in the Sumter County Public Schools. Deacon James McArthur Merritt met and married Eula Monts Merritt. He was a devoted member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he served as a choir member and deacon. James was a passionate and loving father, grandfather and friend who loved to sing and dance. Whether it be the harmonica, piano or guitar, he could move a room. He was a comedian at heart, and always kept others laughing. 

James worked for Wise Electric for thirty years until he retired. He kept his time occupied with numerous jobs from building, electrical work and sales in his community in which he had the opportunity to meet and befriend former President Jimmy Carter.

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, he went home to be with his Lord. While he will be profoundly missed, we as a family rejoice in knowing that his life impacted so many people in a profound way. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Jessie Bell Williams and brother Johnny B. Sapp.

He leaves many wonderful memories to be cherished by his loving wife, Eula Merritt; his sons: Curtis Walton, Sr. (Beverly), James M. Merritt, Jr. (Tamara Methleus) and Christopher Mann (Rose); daughters: Catherine Roberson (Michael), Jacqueline Merritt, Kattina Sloan (Dexter) and Barbara Walton; devoted grandchildren: Latonya Walton-Harvey (Wayne), Sherita Walton, Blakely Merritt (Murray), Curtis Walton, Jr., Zynovia Merritt, Jacquetta Zanders, Kadero Austin, Jazzmine Austin, Lacrissa Mann, Jameka Merritt, James Merritt III, Jay Sloan and De'Zia Tookes; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law: Lois Brown, Laverne Williams (John), Janice Sapp and Martha King; devoted nephew, Kenny Sapp and devoted niece, Deborah Mason (Choo-Choo);  devoted friends: Lawrence Johnson, S.T. Sampson and Lewis Stewart; devoted neighbors: Bobbie Jean Wise and Tameka Champion; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

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James Merritt Program - trifold.pdf


November11

Mrs. Leila Mae Josey

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The Funeral Service for Mrs. Leila Mae White Josey of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. on the Front Lawn at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, GA. Interment will follow at New Mt. Mariah Baptist Church Cemetery

Mrs. Leila Mae White Josey was born May 21, 1937. Her mother preceded her in death soon after giving birth to her and she was cared for by her deceased dear Aunt, Mrs. Mae Belle Cox who raised her as her own. She was married to Clarence Josey, Jr. who preceded her in death. She was a long-standing faithful member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served in roles as secretary, treasurer, choir member, and as a Missionary.  She was a professional seamstress that was well known in the community for making tailored garments.  She worked full-time at Manhattan Shirt Company and retired from Spilene in Ellaville, GA.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Alma White and Mrs. Margaret Cox Mercer; and one son Mr. Anthony E. Josey.

She leaves to mourn the loss of her contagious smile, one daughter, Mrs. Deborah Josey Burks (Joseph) Smith of Macon, GA; four sons: Mr. Clarence Josey III, Mr. Ronald Josey, Americus, GA; Mr. Ernest M. (Carolyn) Josey, Buena Vista, GA; and Mr. John F. Josey, Atlanta, GA; Three granddaughters: Ms. Amber Josey Caldwell, Mrs. Leila-Chassity Jones (Bradley) Small, Americus, GA and Ms. Rayven Josey Burks, Macon, GA. One sister, Ms. Ozella White, Americus, GA; Five great-grandchildren; Four sisters-in-law: Ms. Doris Josey, Mrs. Viola (James) Bridges, Americus, GA; Mrs. Willie Josey, Belle Glade, FL; and Mrs. Addie Pearl Josey, Columbia, SC; Two devoted nieces: Mrs. Brenda (Allison) Harris and Mrs. Alice (Eddie) Mercer.  Devoted cousins: Mrs. Ozella Ferrell, Ms. Leila Meadows, Ms. Sarah Turrentine, Jimmy Meadows and Linda Meadows Spivey.  A host of nieces and nephews also survive. Dearly devoted friends Mrs. Evelyn Raines and Mr. and Mrs. F. L. (LaVerne) McLaughlin. 

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Leila Josey Program - USE THIS ONE.pdf