January24

Ms. Mattie J. Westberry

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The Graveside Service for Ms. Mattie Julia Westberry of Montezuma will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Waters officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others. 

Ms. Mattie Julia Westberry, affectionately known as “Matt Julia” was born September 21, 1932 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Mattie Bell Westberry and Clarence Patrick. She was reared by her grandparents Julia Ann and Jack Westberry.  She was a graduate of the Flint River Farms School and worked until she retired from the Macon County School System.  To know her was to love her.  She was honest with everyone she met.  Her favorite pastimes included cooking, high school sports, and listening to and watching the Atlanta Braves. The radio was on when she got up and when she went to bed. 

Ms. Mattie confessed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age at the New Hope Baptist Church. Before her health failed, she attended church regularly and was an active member of the Usher Ministry.  In her later years, she was installed as one of the Mothers of the Church. 

On Sunday morning, January 24, 2021, Ms. Mattie made her transition from this earthly life to sweet eternity with her Heavenly Father.  Ms. Mattie will be missed but never forgotten. 

Left to cherish her loving memory are her children:  Gaynette McKenzie, Wynette Larry and Bobby Westberry (Elizabeth) all of Montezuma, Georgia, Phillip Westberry (Cathy) of Tacoma, Washington, Tony Westberry (Karin) of  Fayetteville, North Carolina and Debra Bell-Dison of Albany, Georgia; her grandchildren:  Emmett McKenzie, Jr. (LaChaka), Sherman Larry, Layla McKenzie, Zhoe McKenzie, Isaiah Larry, Jeremy Larry, Danisha Williams and DeQuan Williams all of Montezuma, Georgia, Yolanda Larry of Fort Valley, Georgia, Yetta McKenzie (Dewanna) of Warner Robins, Georgia, Jeremy Westberry (Andrieka) of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Zalinski Westberry (Shay) of Byron, Georgia,  Bobbie Westberry of Perry, Georgia, Johnathan Adams (Star) of Americus, Georgia, Latisha Council (Michael) and Chantee Westberry all of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Matthew Westberry (Nis) of Tacoma, Washington and David Bell-Dison of Albany, Georgia; a host of devoted great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including the nurses and staff at the Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation Center.  

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January20

Mr. Adell "Pete" Joiner

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Adell "Pete" Joiner of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 8620 Highway 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Dr. Odell Joiner officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

Adell “Pete” Joiner, son of the late Lewis Benjamin “LB” and Mary Bell Russell-Joiner, was born June 8, 1944 in Montezuma, Georgia. “Pete” received his formal education at the D.F. Douglass High School. He had six siblings: Ethel Whitfield (deceased) Lewis Benjamin “Jr” Joiner (deceased), Juanita Joiner (deceased), Frederick Joiner (deceased), Mary Louise Joiner (deceased) and Willie C. Joiner.

“Pete” was united in holy matrimony to Ms. Johnnie Mae (Blasher) Joiner for 54 years. From their union, they were blessed with six children: Angela (Bruce)Greene of Montezuma, Georgia, Adell “Jr” Joiner (deceased), Odell (Pamela) Joiner of Bluffton, South Carolina, Tina (Robert) Gaffney of Kathleen, Georgia, Rita King (Jeremy Guyton) of Montezuma, Georgia, and Terri (Shakita) Joiner of Warner Robins, Georgia.

“Pete” was the maintenance supervisor at Agrilink Foods (formerly Southern Frozen Foods) for over 40 years. He was best known for his mechanical expertise. “Pete” was a faithful member of the Mount Zion Community Church, in Hawkinsville, Georgia where he was a dedicated member until his health began to fail. “Pete” was the “Patriarch” of his family. He blessed his family with an ABUNDANCE of knowledge and wisdom. “Pete” was known for his trustworthiness and dependability.

“Pete” departed this life and went into the arms of his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2021 at the Houston Medical Center of Warner Robins, Georgia. “Pete” leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 brother, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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January13

Ms. Bertha Mae Williams

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Bertha Mae Williams, affectionately known as “Bit”, was born April 21, 1939 in the Old Corinth area of Americus, GA.  She is the daughter of the late L.C. Knight and Eva Mae Clark.   Bertha was the first of eight children.  As a child she lived in Orlando and Tampa, FL, but spent the majority of her life in Americus. She was educated in the Sumter County School System and worked in manufacturing until she became disabled in 1988.  Bertha was a dedicated and faithful member of the New Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she served faithfully as an usher and Mother of the church, until she went home to live with Jesus. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Staley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mathis Wright officiating.

Bertha quietly departed this life Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Emory Decatur Hospital in Decatur, GA. Along with her parents, preceding her in death is her son Larry Anderson, granddaughter LaShun Eula Anderson, sisters Julia Mae (Della) Mann, Ruthie Lee Lewis, Rebecca Ann Mann and Nancy Ann Mann.  

She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving daughter Kathryn Anderson (Greg) McGrady of Covington, GA; granddaughter Ashley Brooke Huger (Michael) Pass of Stone Mountain, GA; great-granddaughters Tylecia Ethel Anderson, Keziyah Alexis Anderson, and Aria Brené Pass; great-grandson, Keelan Anderson; siblings Mattie Williams, Louise (Antonie) Gunder, and Robert Forrest Mann of Americus, GA; beloved nieces and nephews who called her Auntee and a host other relatives and friends also survived. 

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January12

Mr. Willie Spencer

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Willie Spencer of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Eastview Cemetery with Rev Clinton Aldridge officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others. 

Mr. Willie L Spencer was born January 17, 1952 in Americus, Georgia to the late Katie Wiggins and the late Elmer Spencer. He was employed as a truck driver for 47 years for the City of Americus and Trans Waste Industries until he retired in 2017. Willie died on January 12, 2021 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center. Along with his parents, Willie was preceded in death by his brother Johnny Spencer.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons: Willie Reddick and Christopher (Talesha) Johnson; his daughter, Letha (Patrick) Smith; his five siblings: Ernestine (Joseph) Davis, Regina (Minister John) Hayes, Lisha Wiggins, Walter (Barbara) Wiggins and Rodney ( Stacie) Gordon; seven grandchildren: Ayvah Reddick, Alaiyah Reddick, Ta’niya Johnson, Christopher Lee Johnson Jr, Shimon Perry, Jacquail Johnson and Trelisha Banks; six great grandchildren: Shimon Perry, Shimyjhe Perry, Syncere Perry, A’myiah Johnson, Journee Johnson, and Rubee Simons; eight nieces and nephews: Angela Denise Spencer, Kolvin Holt, Derelle Hayes, John Hayes lll, Shenita Wiggins, Angela Marie Spencer, Latoya Mack and Janay ( Derrick) Bagby; devoted friends: Cathy Wilkerson, Erica Lusane, Kobie Oliver, Kaisley Wrght, Tordera Barner, Clyde Bo Anthony, Tony Cooper and Eddie Lusane. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

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January05

Mrs. Nannie Mae Tooke

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The Graveside Service for Mrs. Nannie Mae Tooke of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Champ Waters Cemetery with Reverend Jeffrey Randall officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

Nannie Mae Tooke peacefully transitioned from this earthly life on January 5, 2021 following a brief illness. We all thank God for the blessings received from 101 years of her faith-filled life and service to her family, friends, church and community.

Nannie was born in Montezuma, Georgia on August 6, 1919 to the late Marshall Forbes and Amanda Kaigler Forbes. She attended public school in Macon County and gave her life to Christ at the tender age of 10 at First Salem Baptist Church. She was a dedicated missionary, deaconess and became the Church Mother in her later years. She was joined in matrimony with George W. Tooke who preceded her in death. Her favorite pastimes were cooking, eating, talking to friends, giving to the needs of others, loving on family and friends and making sure that the youth of the church did their “homework.”

Two children preceded her in death: Marshall Forbes and George W. Tooke, Jr.  She is survived by her sister, Mary Liza Harrison; a sister-in law, Bertha Forbes; her children: Georgia Boyd of Americus, Georgia, Wyonnie Tooke of Perry, Georgia, Arthur Mae Paster (Willie James) of Montezuma, Georgia, Patsy Carter of Vienna, Georgia, Sammie James Forbes of Montezuma, Georgia, Thomas Forbes of Atlanta, Georgia, Bertha Lee Tooke of Chicago, Illinois and Mary Alice McCleod of Scottsdale, Arizona; and a grandson she raised as her own, Stephen Leon Tooke of Portland, Oregon. Surviving grandchildren include: Keeshia Carter, Walter Carter, Jr., Vincent Tooke, Carey Tooke, James Vason, Jr., Stephen Vason, Ameka Carroll, Patricia Davis, Sammie Forbes, Jr., Wynette Collier, Milton Collier, Jada Boyd, Imari Boyd, Ebony Short, Cierra Boyd, Valerie McCleod and Myron Johnson; twenty great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including faithful friends and neighbors: Earl Woolfork and family and her caregivers: Tyesha Rucker and Mazie Harris.

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January04

Mr. Tim Mable

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Timothy Eugene Mable Sr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Staley Memorial Gardens with Rev. George Monts officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

Timothy Eugene Mable Sr. affectionately called “Big Tim” and “Timmy” by his family, was born on November 26, 1978 in Americus, Georgia to Arthur and Elizabeth Mable. He grew up in Americus, Georgia and attended the Sumter County School System. At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior. He was a member of New Saint Paul Baptist Church where he attended until his health declined. He attended South Georgia Technical College and received his Commercial Driver’s License. He was owner and operator of Mable and Sons Trucking, TM Trucking, and Americus AG.  Timothy peacefully passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at his home in Americus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Mary Dale Angry, Robert Lee Angry Sr. and Jessie Waters, his brother-in-law, Kervin Bridges and father-in-law, James Bridges.

Lovable memories of Timothy Eugene Mable Sr. will forever be cherished in the lives of his wife, Kiytia Mable of Americus, Georgia; six children: Chadarien Angrish of Americus, Georgia, Katrell Angrish of Plant City, Florida, Ajeashia Angrish, KeAngel Smith, Timothy Mable Jr. and Jy’kavien Mable of Americus, Georgia; five grandchildren: Chadarien Angrish Jr., Kalayla Angrish, Kha’Daria Angrish, Ky’Zakota Angrish and Jovani Angrish; four sisters: Natasha Mable and Trissa (John) Smith of Americus, Georgia, Biancia Bridges of Plains, Georgia and Lakenya Bridges of Americus, Georgia; three brothers: Mark Bridges of Atlanta, Georgia, Xsaivious Bridges and Kelvin Streeter of Americus, Georgia; grandparents: Wille Pearl Bateman, and Jessie Bateman; three brothers-in-law: Kelsey (Senvoia) Bridges of Vienna, Georgia, Kelvinske Bridges and  Kristopher Bridges of Americus, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Lakeesha Bridges of Americus, Georgia; mother-in-law, Theartis Bridges; devoted god son, Greg Angry of Americus, Georgia; devoted friends: Charles Terry and Keith Wilkerson; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and employees.

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January04

Mrs. Mozelle Harpe

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The Graveside Service for Mrs. Mozelle W. Harpe of Americus, GA will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Freeman Hill Cemetery with Rev. Curtis Iverson officiating.

On January 4, 2021 God saw fit to call Mozelle W. Harpe affectionately known as “Mole” home to rest. Mozelle W. Harpe was born on June 16, 1943 to the parentage of the late Mr. Moses Walters and the late Mrs. Willie Lou Hammock Walters. She received her education in the public school system of Sumter County GA.  She was a wonderful sister, a caring mother, an awesome grandmother and an amazing aunt.  She was certainly the Matriarch of our family.  She worked at McClesky Mills and then Best Western until her health failed.  She is now united in the afterlife with the Lord and her siblings that passed on before her: Alice Barner, Emma Lee Cross, Willie Mae Montgomery, James Walters, and Charlie Walters. Also her son Jessie B. Walters and great grandchild Damya Walters.

She leaves to mourn her departure her daughter, Ms. Mary D. Walters and son Mr. Sammie Lee Harpe both of Americus, GA; four grandchildren: Mrs. Lakisha (Trell) Merritt of Macon, GA, Mr. Cedric (Tanisha) Smith, Mr. Torris (Kisha) Smith and Mr. Damian (Sarah) Smith all of Americus, GA; eight great grandchildren: Chanteria Merritt, Kentavious Flowers, Cedric Smith Jr., Shakayla Smith, Na’Liyah Merritt, Mariah Smith and Shania Walters; one great great grandchild, Bradley Gordon; siblings: Ms. Annie Bell Holmes, Ms. Mary Lee Walters and Mr. Henry Walters all of Americus, GA. A host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends survive. 

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January03

Mr. Sammie Lee White

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Sammie Lee White of Americus, GA will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Eastview Cemetery with Rev. George F. Monts officiating.

 

 Mr. Sammie Lee White was born in Plains, GA on June 10, 1944 to the late Samuel Lee and Christine Fudge White. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. Sammie Lee was affectionately known as “Sammie Lee”, “Granddaddy”, “Daddy” or “Pop Pop”. He enjoyed playing dominos and playing and running after his great grandchildren. He was friendly and giving to those who were around him. He enjoyed cooking, especially cutting collards that were so small you thought they had been through a shredder. He fried chicken better than KFC and thought he was the best mechanic in the world.  He would often say “I ain’t old, I’m a young man”. Daddy lived his life by his own rules and nobody else's. Daddy will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his only sister Mary Lou White Mency and four brothers: Albert White, James White, Gene White and Louis White.

 

He leaves behind his wife Mrs. Brenda Black White of Montezuma, GA; a loving and devoted aunt, Mrs. Ruth Mae Dowdell (Ernest Mathis); three caring daughters: Joyce White, Geraldine (John) Ware all of Americus, GA and Janice Williams of Jonesboro, GA; one son-in-law, David L. Williams  of Jonesboro, GA and two sisters-in-law: Lea Anna White and Ola Mae White both of Americus, GA; six beloved grandchildren: Shanika (Terry) Yearby Tatum of Americus, GA, Jalisa (Donyall) Aldridge Ingram of Perry, GA, Seconya White, Yolynda Lynette Brown, Lonnie Goodwin, III and Jantwan Demorus Twiggs all of Americus, GA; seven precious great grandchildren: Terrius,Taraji, Donyall Jr, Don’Javion, Don’Nyla, Don’Licia and DonTravious; nine nieces: Maxine (McArthur) Jackson, Melissa Mency, Monica Mencey, Carolyn White, Michelle (James) Davis, Laura White, Cassandra (Bernard) Monts, Geneva (Claude) Waters and Christina White; one nephew James Earl (Latoya) White; a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

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