September30

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Harper

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A Graveside Service for Mrs. Lizzie Mae Harper of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lebanon Cemetery in Plains, Georgia. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing for your protection and for the protection of others.

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Harper, affectionately known as “Liz” by family and friends, was born April 15, 1944, in Plains, Georgia to the late Mr. Tiney Glover and the late Mrs. Viola Williams Glover. She received her education from the Sumter County School System and was married to the late Adam Harper. Mrs. Harper worked as a Daycare provider for thirty years. She touched the lives of many young children and was a dedicated, hard worker. Liz loved and cared for children. She also had a special love for her family and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Lizzie Harper passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at her home in Americus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents: Mr. Tiney Glover and Mrs. Viola Williams Glover; her husband, Mr. Adam Harper, two brothers: Mr. Tiney Glover, Jr. and Mr. Herbert Glover; a sister, Ms. Viola Louise Glover; two grandsons: Mr. Ronkeyious T. Glover and Mr. Deontavius T. Glover.

She leaves precious memories to be cherished by her loving daughter, Ms. Evelyn Glover of Plains, Georgia; her grandson, Mr. Joe Kimbrough, Jr. of Albany, Georgia; her adopted granddaughter, Ms. Khalisha Jones of Americus, Georgia; one sister, Mrs. Lena Wilson of Plains, Georgia; one brother, Mr. Moses Glover of Detroit, Michigan; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Mary Harper Alexander and Mrs. Alice Glover both of Jacksonville Florida; a brother-in-law, Mr. Kenneth (Faith) Harper of Brandon, Florida; devoted nieces: Ms. Carolyn Wilson of Plains, Georgia, Ms. Glenda Glover and Ms. Selena Glover both of Tampa, Florida, Mrs. Wanda (Troy) Sutton of Chester, Virginia, Ms. Niqusha Glover and Ms. Cindy Glover both of Americus, Georgia; two devoted nephews, Mr. Moses Glover, Jr. of Detroit, Michigan and Mr. Greg (Brenda) Glover; several devoted friends: Ms. Brenda (Jonathan) Battle, Ms. Dorothy (Walter) Bridges, Ms. Sally (Ray) Lassiter, Mr. Jackie (Rose) Franklin, Ms. Lillie Height and Ms. Diana Greene all of Americus, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends. 

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September23

Mr. Joseph Monts, Sr.

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Mr. Joseph W. Monts, Sr. was born on February 12, 1945, in Sumter County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Joe E. Monts and the late Mrs. Bessie Lou Cottle Monts. He was a member of New Mount Mariah Baptist Church. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was an employee of The Sumter Livestock Association for over twenty years, until retirement. Before his health declined, he loved fishing and working in his garden.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Arthur Lee Monts, Robert Lee Monts, and George Thomas Monts; and sisters Mary D. Rushin, Bertha Mae Rushin, and Betty Jean Monts.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at 201 Lakeview Cir. Americus, GA

He leaves to cherish his memory, two brothers: Charlie James Monts and Joe (Ethel) Calloway; four children: Joseph (Diane) Monts, Jr., Tonya (Jason) Wells, Sr., Eric Mitchell, and Anik Lundy; thirteen grandchildren: Joshua Monts, Jeremi Fuller, Breanca Denmark, Shaquanna Denmark, Diamond Denmark, Brittany Arbery, Jakeemi Brooks, Marion Hogan, Messiah Hogan, Jason Wells, Jr., and devoted grandchildren: Noah Hosley and Azariah Lundy of Americus, Georgia and Hodges Brooks of Arlington, Texas. A host of nieces, nephews and other family survive.

 


September23

Ms. Angela Bess

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A Graveside Service for Ms. Angela Lashone Bess of Smithville, GA will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. at Jerusalem Grove Baptist Church, 211 Rhodes Street, Smithville, GA with Rev. Calvin Rollins officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing for your protection and for the protection of others.

Angela LaShone Bess was born on December 25, 1965, in Terrell County, Georgia to the late Henry Bess Sr.  and Gussie Mae Thomas Bess. She was educated in the Lee County School System. Angela peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at her home in Smithville, GA. She was preceded in death by an aunt Marie Barner.

Angela leaves precious memories with her only child, Ansley (Marquitta) Darnell Bess; her mother, Gussie Mae Thomas Bess; one grandchild, Ansleyiah Bess; three sisters: Teresa Lawson, Smithville, GA, Loretta (Tony) Berryhill, Americus, GA and Tara Kleckley, Dunkirk, New York;  two brothers: William Bess, Smithville, GA and Michael (Lisa) Bess, Dunkirk, New York; one brother-in-law, Tony Berryhill, Americus, GA; four aunts: Carrie Thomas, Annie (George) Peoples, Doris (Williams) Angry and Patricia Thomas all of Smithville, GA; five uncles: Douglas Cutts and Charlie (Linda) Thomas, Smithville, GA, William (Mary) Thomas, Leslie, GA, Wardel (Diane) Thomas, Richland, GA and Leon (Phillis) Thomas, Virginia; a great aunt, Mary French, Smithville, GA; several nieces and nephews, including a devoted niece, Whitney Bess, Americus, GA, and several nephews including a devoted nephew, Maurice Bess, Smithville, GA; loving and devoted friends: Pete Howzine, Monica Hicks, Stephanie Johnson and Brenda Harris. Several other relatives and friends also survive. 


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September14

Ms. Vera Mae Jackson

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Ms. Vera Mae Jackson was born on November 2, 1936 to the late Theodore Jackson, Sr. and Lois Jackson. At a young age she gave her life to Christ. She attended Ebenezer Baptist Church School until third grade when she became legally blind.

Vera was a unique person. Even though she was legally blind as a child, she continued to live a complete and successful life.  She raised her children and after her daughter Monique died she raised her grandchildren.  She also helped raise her great grandchildren until God called her home. Vera never used a cane or seeing eye dog. She did everything by her instincts.  What a remarkable Woman!

God called her home on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Monique Jackson and a sister, Loistine Mumbie.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Marion County, Georgia. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others. 

She leaves precious memories with her daughter, Katricia Jackson; one brother, Theodore R. “Buddy” Jackson; one sister, Evelyn Freeman; her caretaker and granddaughter, Christine Weatherspoon along with her other grandchildren: Erneisha Jackson, Jarvarious Spivey, Jonteria Spivey, Jontiniqua Spivey, Creosha Weatherspoon, Lapatra Brockman and Patrown Brockman; thirteen great-grands and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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September12

Mr. Cletus Roderick Thomas "Cleto"

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A Graveside for Mr. Cletus Thomas of Smithville, Georgia will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021at 11:00 A.M. at Green Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. 

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

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September12

Mr. Bobby Darrell Baker

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The Funeral service for Mr. Bobby Darrell Baker of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. on the lawn of West's Mortuary. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing for your protection and for the protection of others.  

Bobby Darrell Baker, Sr. was born November 10, 1964 to the late Mr. Charlie Will Baker, Sr. and the late Ms. Ruby Lee Baker in Sumter County, Georgia. Bobby was affectionately known as "Bob" by his family and friends. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. Bobby was a dedicated worker. His employment began at Horne Farms where he worked as a farmer for many years. He later worked installing air conditioners for Safe Air until his health failed. On September 12, 2021, with the quickness of the wind, he slipped away from those who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his son, Bobby Darrell Baker, Jr; his brother, Charlie Will Baker, Jr. and his sister, Annette Wilson.

His precious memories will be forever cherished by his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Ms. Gwendolyn Faye Baker and their children: Joshua D'Angelo Hill, Daquonta Jahiem Baker and M'Neviya Quonshonia Baker. Prior to his marriage, he shared five children with Ms. Patricia Rosales. The children left with cherished memories are: Cordarrell Jarod Baker, Ashley DeAmber Baker, Desiree DeAnna Shawntel Baker and Ruby Annette Baker. Other surviving relatives include a sister, Lonnie Ruth Baker of Jupiter, Florida; two brothers: Dwayne Baker of Jupiter, Florida and Alfonso Baker of Paduka, Texas; loving and devoted cousins: Floyd Robinson of Americus, Georgia and Stella Lusane of Americus, Georgia; a devoted niece, Sharon Manns of Americus, Georgia; devoted friends: Alfonso Williams of Americus, Georgia and Willie Latimore of Americus, Georgia; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive.

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September07

Mrs. Wanda Ingram Hooks

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Mrs. Wanda Ingram Hooks was born in Sumter County, Georgia to Pauline Ingram and Bobby Taylor. She was educated in the Sumter County School System and was married to Willie Hooks. Wanda passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Eastview Cemetery in Americus, Georgia. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing for your safety and for the protection of others.

Wanda leaves precious memories with her husband, Willie Hooks; her children: Sabrina (Timothy) Ingram, Jacob (Crystal) Ingram and Devonte Ingram; her mother, Pauline Ingram and father, Bobby Taylor; five grandchildren: Tristen Ingram, Chasten Ingram, Jacob Ingram, Samaria Ingram and Caleb Moore; four sisters: Samantha (Anthony) Howard, Folivia Ingram (Lewis), Shante Reynolds and Rozella Reynolds; sisters-in-law: Chineque Hooks (Kavion), Antoinette Hooks and Sylvia Hooks-Brown (Gregory); one brother-in-law Travis (Kenyada) Hooks; three aunts: Patricia (Ricky) Clark, Ossie Lockett and Mary Henderson;  four uncles: Henry Ingram, Jerome Taylor, Tommie Taylor and A.B. Williams; one great aunt, Mary Matthews; several nieces and nephews including Gregory, Jr., Xzaver, ShaQuita, Quincey, Tavoris, Zykeria, Braylin and Jeremiah; a devoted cousin, Marvin Williams and a devoted stepfather, Leroy Williams. 

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September06

Mrs. Annie Laura Brown Perkins

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The Graveside Service for Mrs. Annie Laura Brown Perkins of Atlanta, Georgia will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Noon at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you please MASK UP and practice social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

 

Annie Laura Brown Perkins, affectionately called Trip by her siblings, but known to many as “Mrs. Perkins”, was born in Fort Valley, Georgia to the parentage of Mr. Andrew Brown and Mrs. Carolyn Brown. Laura attended the public schools of Fort Valley, Georgia and graduated from H.A. Hunt High School. She continued her education and earned a BA degree in History from Fort Valley State College. She later joined the staff of Macon County High School as a history teacher. After fifteen years of teaching, she retired and moved to Atlanta, becoming the CEO of Perkins Auto Recycling alongside her dedicated husband Claude Perkins. 

 

On Monday, September 6, 2021 at the home of her daughter, God whispered, Laura my dear you have fought a magnificent fight, and your fight is over. Your destiny has now been fulfilled so come on home and rest. She peacefully succumbed to God’s Call. 

 

Laura loved to cook and feed people. Just like her mother, Laura had superb culinary skills. She had many loves. She enjoyed music and believed life wasn’t satisfying without laughter. An avid reader, Laura was constantly teaching. She mentored and nurtured many teenage boys that came to call her “Momma Perkins”. 


Laura was preceded in death by an infant son, Claude Jr, her parents, and three siblings, Andrew Jr, Etheridge, and Bobby. Laura leaves to cherish her life a loving and loyal husband Claude Perkins of Riverdale, Georgia;  two devoted and loving children: Shontanette (Robert) Barber, Keefer (Miranda) Perkins both of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandchildren: Miya Barber, Keefer Diaz Perkins, Nasir Barber and Kamyra Perkins; seven siblings: Eula Brown, Kay (Gerald) Nugent of Riverdale, New York, Essie Dennis, Beatrice Lester, Sylinda Dodson and Cornelius Brown of Fort Valley, Georgia and Willie Alma (Glenmore) Ragin of Lizella, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends

 

 

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September02

Baby Cole Randolph Taylor

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Cole Randolph Taylor, precious baby boy of Victoria Paige Randolph and Lancester Jarod Taylor, was born into the arms of angels on September 2, 2021 at Piedmont Macon Hospital in Macon, Georgia. Although he spent only moments in our arms, he is forever in our hearts. A Memorial Service for Cole will be announced at a later date.

Cole Randolph Taylor is survived by his parents: Victoria Paige Randolph and Lancester Jarod Taylor of Warner Robins, Georgia; his grandparents: Kimberly Randolph, Rick (Michelle) Randolph, Darlene Taylor and Lancester Taylor, Sr.; his great-grandparents, Bettye McKenzie and Richard (Betty) Randolph; aunts: Brittney McKenzie, Brittany Taylor, Angela Persinger,  Alexandria Randolph, Kimora Taylor and Sierra Taylor; uncles: Christopher Jones, Christopher Holmes, Gregory Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Devontae Taylor, Jaden Taylor, Forest Grubbs, Chase Grubbs, and the late Lancester Fernard Taylor, Jr.; a host of great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.