October29

Honorable Lynmore James

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The Celebration of Life Service for The Honorable Lynmore James of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Macon County High School Gym, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow at Bertha Dozier Cemetery, Montezuma, 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. 

Visitation for Representative Lynmore James will be Friday, November 5, 2021 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 8620 GA Hwy 26E, Montezuma, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that you make donations to Tuskegee University in memory of Representative Lynmore James.

Lynmore James was the seventh child born to the late Will James and Hannah James Johnson on August 28, 1937 in Byromville, Georgia. He received his education at the historical Flint River Farms School in Montezuma, and at Tuskegee University, where he graduated with a bachelor of science in building construction. He was a farmer in Macon County and also worked in the quality control division of Ford Motor Company. Mr. James served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1992-2012. He served on a number of committees and subcommittees in the House, and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and numerous community and civic organizations.

The Honorable Lynmore James, former State Representative for Georgia’s House District 135, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at his home. He was a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He never met a stranger, and he truly loved the people of the counties he served.

Lynmore leaves precious memories with his wife of forty-nine years, Faye Hardrick James of Montezuma, Georgia; their sons and their wives: Lynorris James and Lisa of Douglasville, Georgia, Mack Carlton James and Linda of Montezuma, Georgia and Jeffrey Bryant James and Sherry of Smyrna, Georgia; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law: Kaye Kirkland of Broxton, Georgia, Robbie Hardrick of Conyers, Georgia, Rebecca James of Milledgeville, Georgia and Willie James; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. 

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October24

Ms. Imogene Dice

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A Graveside Service for Ms. Imogene Dice will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at Eastview 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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October23

Mr. Albert Lee Sims

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Mr. Albert Lee Sims of Ocilla, Georgia formerly of Sumter County, Georgia died on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Pruitt Healthcare in Ocilla, Georgia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary.

Mr. Albert Lee Sims was born on December 7, 1952 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Ella Ree Sims and the late Mr. Charlie Sims. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Rev. J.W. Lundy, Mrs. Annie Mae Lundy, Mr. Charlie Sims and Mrs. Emma Sims.

Left to cherish his memory are three brothers: Mr. Charlie Sims, Mr. Johnny Sims and Mr. Joseph Sims all of Americus, Georgia; one aunt, Ms. Mary Lundy Carter of Americus, Georgia; two uncles: Bishop Earnest (Ossie) Lundy and Overseer Johnny (Carol) Lundy; Several other relatives and friends also survived.


October21

Mr. Simmie Lee Jackson

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Simmie Lee Jackson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Eastview Cemetery in Americus, Georgia. Mr. Jackson passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, 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. 

Mr. Simmie Lee Jackson, Jr. was born in Sumter County, GA on December 24, 1958 to the late Mr. Simmie Lee Jackson, Sr, and Mrs. Lillie Mae Jackson.  He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County, GA. Simmie worked at Reeves Construction Company for several years until God called him home. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Willie Lu Smith.

He leaves loving memories with his devoted daughter, Mikayla Jackson; four siblings: Willie James Broner, Patrisha Jackson, Christopher Jackson and Evelyn D. Broner; a devoted friend, Ethel Adams; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends also survive.

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October20

Mr. Cranston Sharell Fulks, Sr.

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The funeral service for Mr. Cranston Sharell Fulks, Sr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Andersonville National Cemetery, 760 POW Rd, Andersonville, Georgia. Mr. Fulks passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, 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. 

Cranston Sharell Fulks, Sr. was born on April 2, 1981 in Sumter County, Georgia to Mr. Dennis Mathis and Ms. Betty Hill-Fulks. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church Youth Choir,  Founder and President of Only God Can Judge Me organization and Vice President of Second Timothy. He was willing to participate and support all ministries that would bring Glory to the name of Jesus, never seeking accolades or glory.

Cranston attended South GA Technical College where he received his GED and Commercial Driver’s License. He was the CEO of his own trucking company, C. S. Fulks Logistics LLC.

Cranston was a devoted Christian. He served God, family, friends and those who would call him to minister to them based on their needs. He exemplified service at every level and welcomed the opportunity to bless others in Christ. He had a passion to service and help children. He was always feeding,  and trying to house and clothe the homeless. He would always have a scripture to lift up those who were downtrodden.

He was a loving father and a good provider for his family. He was well known for his great personality and kindness. He loved all things family. His love for family was only exceeded by his love for his heavenly Father. He welcomed all with a warm smile and caring heart.

He was united in holy matrimony to Ms. Sherlanda Jackson. To this union two children were born, Cranston Sharell Fulks, Jr. and Joycelynn Winter Fulks. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

 

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October20

Mr. Willie Clarence Lawrence

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Willie Clarence Lawrence of Americus, Georgia will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Cemetery in White Plains, Georgia. Mr. Lawrence passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. 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. 

Mr. Willie Lawrence was born on May 10, 1948 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to the late Mr. T. Lee Lawrence and Mrs. Frances T. Lawrence. He was proceeded in death by his loving father and mother, one son, one daughter, one brother, John Lawrence and two sisters: Cora Lawrence and Hollie Pratt.

He leaves loving memories with his children: Victor Lawrence, Tawanda Stephenson, Dontae Lawrence, Tyshawndra Lowe, Tiffany Lawrence, Tramaine Lowe, Corey Lawrence, Serina Bailey, Anthony Grimes, Shawndre Porter, Patrick Williams, Melody Parrot, Jerome Lawrence and Chirrikkia Woodruff; his loving wife, Shirlene Williams; one sister, Frances Lawrence and friend Ronny Lightfoot; two brothers: Edward Lee Lawrence (Renada Sapp) and Thomas Lawrence (Shirley White); a very special friend, Frances Waters; a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

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October11

Mrs. Betty Walton Rogers

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A Graveside Service for Mrs. Betty Rogers will be Sat. Oct 16, 2021 at 11:00 at Eastview Cemetery in Americus, GA. 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.   

On September 4, 1953, a precious soul, Betty Walton, was born to the parentage of the late Lugene Walton and Mary Brown Walton in Sumter County, Georgia.

She resided in West Palm Beach, Florida until moving back to Georgia in November of 2006. Betty was a graduate of Twin Lakes High School in 1971. After graduating, she went on to work for AT&T for 30 years. Later she moved to Americus, Georgia and was employed by Dr. John Marshall for eight years.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her mother, Mrs. Mary Brown Walton of Americus, Georgia; her devoted companion, Mr. Alfred Leaphart also of Americus, Georgia; two God-daughters: Brynne Pierce of Ft. Myers, Florida and Juanya Williams of Miami, Florida; two devoted friends: Ms. Octavia Bell of Del Ray Beach, Florida and Mr. Michael Rogers of Ellaville, Georgia; two devoted cousins: Ms. Mary Lucas and Mrs. Elaine (Larry) Goggins of Americus, Georgia; several other cousins, relatives and friends in Florida and New York also survive.

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October09

Ms. Shirley Ellison

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The Graveside Service for Ms. Shirley Ellison of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia with Reverend Norris Harris, 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.

Ms. Shirley Ellison was born on September 1, 1960 in Macon County, Georgia. She attended the public schools of Macon County and was a member of St. Paul AME Church, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Shirley was a dedicated employee in the dietary department at Flint River Hospital and Yoder's Deitsch Haus Family Restaurant for many years. Ms. Shirley Ellison passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother Willie Mae Ellison, her brother Eddie James Ellison and her grandmother Hattie Edge.

She leaves loving memories with her daughter Veronica Hill and husband, Antwann Hill Sr. of Kathleen, Georgia; her grandchildren: Aniya Hill and Antwann Hill Jr. both of Kathleen, Georgia; brother, Kenneth Ellison of Montezuma, Georgia; sister, Carolyn Sutton of Pinehurst, Georgia; nieces and nephews:  Keylexius Battle, Jerry Sutton and Rodney Sutton; several loving aunts and uncles; two devoted cousins: Peggy Ridley of Montezuma, Georgia and Earnestine Furlough James of Atlanta, Georgia; other loving relatives and friends.

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October09

Mr. Christopher Ellington

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The Graveside Service for Christopher Ellington of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Montezuma, 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.

Christopher Alexander Ellington, (BKA Joe), son of Lavivian and Antrius Ellington, was born October 6, 1998 in Macon County Georgia.  He received his Christian training at Harrison Chapel Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. Christopher was a 2017 graduate of Macon County High School.  He furthered his education and earned a Networking Specialist Diploma from South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia on May 2, 2019.  At some point, Christopher became interested in music.  He began teaching himself how to make beats. He also wrote songs. Christopher had a great love for music.  His favorite artist was the great Bob Marley. Music and his two brothers and baby sister were his biggest loves.  Christopher would drive his grandmother to Stone Mountain to spend time with his mother, brothers and baby sister. 

On October 9, 2021, Christopher departed his earthly life for eternal life. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Hollis Burke, great grandmothers: Reatha Mae Barner, Emma “Honey” Burke, Eloise Ellington and Flora Bell Johnson; great grandfathers: Jessie Burke Sr., Warren Ellington and Art T. Laney.

His loving memory will forever be cherished by his devoted mother Lavivian Ellington and father Antrius Ellington of Stone Mountain, Georgia; his loving siblings: Anterious, Quazerius, and La’Terrian Ellington of Stone Mountain, Georgia; his loving grandmothers: Pearlie Mae Burke of Montezuma, Georgia and Sarah Ellington of Weston, Georgia; his loving grandfather Willie C. Ellington of Weston, Georgia; loving aunts and uncles: Elisha Hamilton of Preston, Georgia, Kwanjalin Ellington (Galen Phillips) of Augusta, Georgia, Sharon Ellington of Americus, Georgia, Greta Johnson (Tyrone Johnson) of Columbus, Georgia, Demorie Ellington of Smyrna, Georgia and  Demetreus Ellington of Stone Mountain, Georgia; loving great aunts and uncles: Shirley Brown (Willie J. Brown) of Montezuma, Georgia,  Reatha Preston of Marshallville, Georgia, Willie Pearl Preston of Fort Valley, Georgia and Jessie Burke Jr. (Betty Burke) of Orlando, Florida; devoted cousins and friends: C.J. Latimore, Alexia Clayton, Derrell Preston, Jarvis Smith, Milandria Oliver and Marcus Redding. 

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October08

Ms. Mary F. Lewis

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Ms. Mary Lewis of Americus, Georgia passed away on October 8, 2021 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. She was employed at Magnolia Manor as a dietitian and at Rib and Loin Restaurant as a cook. She was associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses and looked forward to the Resurrection Hope through Jesus Christ.

Service arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by West’s Mortuary. 

She is survived by her two daughters: Sharon Lewis and Cheri Lewis; five sons: Rothman Lewis, Jr., Michael Lewis, Essie Lewis, Lionel Lewis and Alonzo Lewis; four sisters: Mary Pless, Della Lewis, Mathalene Bruce and Annie Man; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.