June28

Ms. Wynette Larry

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The Funeral Service for Ms. Wynette P. Larry of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Friday, July 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 8620 Hwy 26 E, Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Allen Waters officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery. 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.

Public Viewing for Ms. Larry will be at West's Mortuary Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Wynette Patricia Larry was born January 27, 1955, in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Mr. Henry Lee Harris Sr. and the late Ms. Mattie Julia Westberry. She was a 1973 graduate of Macon County High School and a 1974 graduate of South Georgia Technical College with a degree in Cosmetology. Wynette was the owner and operator of Larry’s Daycare and would care for generations of children. Through fostering and Larry’s Daycare, she leaves a legacy of family love and nurturing of children. Her favorite pastimes included listening to music, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Wynette confessed her faith at an early age at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. She was a friendly and loving person that exemplified the scripture Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”  In addition to her love for her church, she was a dedicated member of Eunice Chapter #164 OES.  On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Wynette made her transition from this world and gained her wings. 

Memories will be forever cherished by her children: Sherman Larry, Isaiah Larry, and Jeremy Larry all of Montezuma, Georgia, and Yolanda Larry of Fort Valley, Georgia; grandchildren: D’Kyra Harmon of Warner Robins, Georgia, Jasmine Larry of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Shamarion Larry and Broderick Larry of Montezuma, Georgia, Tyler Thomas of Andersonville, Georgia, Sean Mann of Americus, Georgia, Elijah Larry, Taylor Larry, and Morgan Larry all of Fort Valley, Georgia and King Larry of Albany, Georgia; siblings: Gaynette Mckenzie and Bobby Westberry (Elizabeth) of Montezuma, Georgia, Phillip Westberry (Cathy) of Tacoma, Washington, Henry Lee Harris Jr. of Buffalo, New York, Tony Westberry (Karin) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Debra Bell-Dison of Albany, Georgia; sister-in-law, Dollie West of Montezuma, Georgia; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

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June23

Mrs. Volisa Sheppard Cross

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I would like to thank all our family and friends for their love, support, and respect during this difficult time. My soulmate, best friend, and devoted wife Volisa Marshell Cross has passed away.  

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM.  Monument House of Prayer 3613 Turton Ave, Jacksonville, Florida 32208.

She will be laid to rest on Wednesday, 06 July, 2022 at 10:30 AM.

Whole Truth International Ministries, 502 South Lee St. Americus, Georgia 31709.

God has called home the love of my life, the mother of my three kids, and a beloved daughter.  I will forever cherish the past 20 years of my life with her.  Even though it's time to send her to the Lord, her spirit and memory will live forever. 

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June19

Rev. Samuel Lee Crumbley

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The Funeral Service for Rev. Samuel Lee Crumbley will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Whole Truth International Ministries at 502 S. Lee Street in Americus, Georgia.

Reverend Samuel Lee Crumbley was born on May 23, 1960, in Buena Vista, Georgia to the parentage of Reverend Robert Lee and Lula Maxie Crumbley. He grew up in the house his father built. He and his siblings had a special bond. Sam, as he was affectionately called, attended and graduated from Tri County High School in Buena Vista, Georgia in May of 1979.

At an early age, Sam joined the Brown Chapel AME Church in Buena Vista, Georgia. He was called into ministry and on November 16, 1980, he was licensed and ordained as a minister by his father, Reverend Robert Crumbley, at the Upper Sardis Baptist Church, Richland, Georgia.

After moving away to Newnan, he joined the St. Peters Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Curtis, where he served until his demise. He loved gospel music, especially quartet singing. He sang with the men’s group in his church, The Men of God. Sam traveled and sang all over Southwest Georgia with many gospel groups. His life was an example of Faith, Hard Work and Dedication. Sam loved to cook Sunday dinners, and holidays were always special for his family because he had just that touch with every dish he prepared. Sam enjoyed traveling, fishing, and driving trucks. He was employed with Express Carrier in Dekalb County. He also drove for B.A.H. Boaty’s and Crane during his career.

Sam was united into holy matrimony to Jennifer Johnson on May 5, 2000. To this union four children were born: Jerrell, Jaylen, Jasmine and Jordan. All his life he had a passion and love for family. As a young man, there was always something special about how he cared for his siblings. He loved and spoiled his kids and grands. He always went the extra mile to make sure all their needs were met, especially his grands as he called them “Papa’s Babies”. He was stern in his message, but everything was purely out of love. He had a heart of gold. On Sunday, June 19, 2022, the Lord said to him Servant of God well done, come on home, you can take your rest. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Leroy, Willie Edward, Mary Ann, Pearlene Cottle, Marvin, and Helen McMurray.

He leaves many memories to his wife, Mrs. Jennifer Crumbley of Newnan, Georgia; his children: Lawrence Holt of Macon, Georgia, Samuel Crumbley Jr. of Stockbridge, Georgia, Jarrell Johnson, Jaylen Crumbley, Jasmine Crumbley and Jordan Crumbley all of Newnan, Georgia; grandchildren: Zack Waters, Lawrence Holt Jr., Kinadie Holt, Laurynn Holt, Janae Johnson and Jaxon Williams; siblings: Ruby (James) Herron of Westerville, Ohio, Maxine Crumbley of Greenville, South Carolina, Zelma Crumbley of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Debra (Pastor George) Monts of Americus, Georgia, Pasty (Robert) Ford of Buena Vista, Georgia, William Crumbley of Americus, Georgia, Robert (Myrtice) Crumbley of Buena Vista, Georgia and Essie (Johnny) Robinson of College Park, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special friends: Deacon Sanford Cousins and families on Highway 26 Buena Vista, Georgia.

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June17

Mrs. Fannie Mae Sheffield

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Mrs. Fannie Mae Sheffield of Americus, Georgia passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Lillian Carter Health & Rehab Center in Plains, Georgia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary.

Mrs. Fannie Mae Morgan Sheffield was born on June 1, 1942 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Alberta Morgan and the late Willie Morgan and the late Dorothy Sheffield.

She is survived by three children: Eugene Sheffield, Dennis Sheffield Jr. both of Americus Georgia and Linda and Augustine Okafor of Nigeria; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Ware of Americus, Georgia and Lizzie Sheffield of Atlanta Georgia; six grandchildren; a special best friend, Mammie McCray and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.


June09

Mrs. Mary Grant

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The Graveside Service for Mrs. Mary Grant of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Eastview Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Grant was born in Sumter County, Georgia on August 11, 1948, to the late Mrs. Rosa Lee Daniels. She was a member of the House of God Church in Americus, Georgia. Mrs. Grant departed this life on June 4, 2022, at her home. She was preceded in death by the late Ella Mae Daniels, Charlie Daniels, and Retha Mae Bridges.

Mary was the auntie that didn’t play but loved you. The one that gave freely if you needed anything. She gave to the extent that she gave to children in need through the United Nations Children’s Education Fund. She was stylish and even was a model in New York for a brief time. She enjoyed driving and riding in fast cars, gardening, shopping, and singing. She loved and served the Lord in her church and was a faithful tithing member. She was a lifelong Sumter County resident and a member of the Sumter County Benevolent Fund. She took care of her mother, sister, and brother until the end. She was a mother to everyone.

She is survived by four sisters: Ira Lee Daniels, Rosetta Lusane and husband Randy Lusane, Paula Furlow and husband Dexter Furlow, and Mary Leverette; one brother, Connie Leverette and wife Katrina Leverette, and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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June03

Ms. Peggy Jo Banks

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The Funeral Service for Ms. Peggy Jo Banks of Plains, Georgia will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at the Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at Israel Cemetery.

Peggy Jo Banks was born August 10, 1953, to the parentage of the late Rosa Lee White Banks and John Banks Sr. She graduated from Plains High School, Class of 1972. Peggy was a homemaker. She departed this life on June 3, 2022. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tonya L. Argo; one grandson, Richard C. Henry Jr. (CJ); two sisters: Betty J. King and Minnie Lee Banks; four brothers: John C. Banks Jr, Johnathan Banks, David Banks Sr. and Ernest Banks Sr.

Peggy is survived by her loving family which includes, one aunt, Ruth White Dowdell; one grandson, Ja'Torian Argo-Goodwin; three daughters and one son: Emily Banks, Rose Banks, and John Banks III all of Americus, Georgia and Martha (Keith) Douglas of Augusta, Georgia; a devoted niece, Sonya Solomon of Americus Georgia; grandkids she raised as her own: Jonathan K. Banks, LaShonda Murphy, Ieshua Murphy, Korey Murphey, Chiquita Banks, Haley Banks, Ashlei Banks and Diamond Golden all of Americus, Georgia, Demond Banks of Elizabethtown, KY, Dashawn Douglas, Shakemia Louallen, Matt Henry, Devon Douglas, and Jontavius Henry all of Augusta, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends to include the community of Plains, Georgia. 

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