July31

Mr. Eddie Walton

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The Graveside Service for Deacon Eddie Walton of Oglethorpe, Georgia will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens, Oglethorpe, Georgia with Reverend R.L. Duncan, officiating.

Deacon Eddie “Joe” Walton, son of the late Riley and Nina Mae Edwards Walton was born February 12, 1931, in Macon County, Georgia. He confessed his faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and joined St. Matthew Freewill Baptist Church in Coral Gables, Florida. Later he became a member and devoted deacon of From Disgrace to God’s Grace Ministries in Montezuma, Georgia. He retired from the City of Coral Gables, Florida after twenty-five years of service and was awarded a key to the city upon his retirement. He was united in holy wedlock to Emma Loud Walton, who preceded him in death.

On Sunday night, July 31, 2022, Deacon Eddie Walton departed this earthy life. He will be sadly missed by family, friends, and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Mrs. Susie Mae Walton Hall Brown, Mrs. Essie Mae Albright, Mrs. Eva Bell Rodgers, Mrs. Mae Eva Clark, and Ms. Essie Vera Walton; and his brother Robert Lee Walton.

Survivors include his brothers: Leon Walton and Lee Willie Walton; a special nephew Lee Willis Hall and his wife Sharon; five generations of nieces and nephews; a host of other loving relatives and friends.  

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July30

Mr. John Glenn Wilson

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The Memorial Service for Mr. John Glenn Wilson of Americus, Georgia will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front Lawn of West’s Mortuary, 731 North Lee Street, Americus, Georgia with Pastor Eugene Hall officiating.

John Glenn Wilson was born December 8, 1962, in DeSoto, Georgia to the late Bobbie Mae Deriso. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and later joined Jackson Grove Baptist Church in Sumter County.

At a young age, he developed a healthy work ethic and started his first job at Thad Wickerson’s Store in DeSoto. As he grew up, he advanced to Cooper Lighting where he worked for thirteen years. Later, he started his career at FedEx and Kroger while he resided in Memphis, Tennessee. He moved back to Georgia and retired from the Sumter County School System as a custodian in the year of 2016.

Mr. Wilson departed this world on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his three siblings: Bobbie Lou Deriso, Eddie Deriso, and Lamar Deriso; his aunt and uncles: Claude Deriso, Sr., Mary Alice Ware Brown, and McArthur Deriso; and his grandparents, Anna Harris Brown, Homer Deriso, and Lula Mae Brown Deriso.  

He leaves a legacy of love and memories to his beloved family which includes his siblings: Willie Wilson (Thelma) of San Jose, California, Clarie Mae Green, Debbie Wilson, and Donald Ware, Jr. all of Americus, Georgia, Kenneth Holman of Memphis, Tennessee and Kent Morris Jackson of Marysville, California. Memories are also going to be cherished by some of his closest friends which include Bernice Williams, Teresa Brown Clark, Minnie Price, Mary Cross, Johnny White, Johnny Mathis, and Johnny Mack. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as other relatives that are going to cherish his legacy. 

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July29

Ms. Mary Lee Burnam Cross

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A Celebration of Life Service for Ms. Mary Lee Burman Cross of Atlanta, Georgia will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, at noon at Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel, 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia. The Committal Service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022, at noon at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 8620 GA Hwy 26E, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Jerome Glover officiating.

Mary Lee Burnam Cross was born February 5, 1946, in Macon County, Georgia. She was the eldest of eleven children born to the late Willie Lee Burnam, Sr. and the late Mary Frances Burnam Middlebrooks. She accepted Christ at an early age and later became a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. Mary was educated in the Macon County School System. After completing her education, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Her first job was at Atlanta Linen, and she later began her career at General Motors in Atlanta, Georgia. Mary was full of life and had a great personality. She was well known for her sense of humor and having card parties for her friends. Mary loved spending time in the kitchen creating dishes for her family. She also loved to dance and watch football. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Falcons and her favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.

Mary Lee Cross departed this life on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Bridgewater Hospice in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Michelle Burnam; sisters and brothers: Barbara Crosby, Wilmatine Turner, Willie Lee Burnam, Jr. and Curtis Reese.

Mary leaves to cherish her precious memories, two daughters: Karen Tye (Milton) and Janelle Weaver (Timothy); one son, Tyrone Burnam (Bekita); two sisters: Willie Mae Smith (William) and Susan Bolton (Louis); four brothers: Larry Burnam, Larry McKenzie (Sheron), Zachery Andrews (Barbara), and Gerald Burnam (Sheila); eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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July23

Ms. Denise Miller

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The Graveside Service for Ms. Denise Miller of Oglethorpe, Georgia will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Whiteline Street, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Rodney Duncan, Officiating. 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.

Denise Miller was born April 30, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Dollie Mae Mangham Miller and Marvin C. Miller. She attended the public schools of Macon County and was a 1982 graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. After battling a season of illness, she passed away at her home in Oglethorpe, Georgia on July 23, 2022. In addition to her parents, Denise was preceded in death by four siblings: Barbara Jean Miller, Marvin Miller Jr., Darrell Miller, and Lee Morris Miller.

She leaves precious memories to be cherished by her children: John Miller of Ideal, Georgia, Michael Miller of Atlanta, Georgia, Monique McCants, Jasmine Miller, Jashaya Miller, Lisa McCants and LaQuinta McCants all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; her brothers: Willie Roy Miller and Morris Miller of Ideal, Georgia; nine grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Ernestine Miller of Butler, Georgia; her aunt, Mary Alice Miller of Ellaville, Georgia; two special nieces: Kiara Miller of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Sabrina Miller of Fort Valley, Georgia; several loving nieces; a loving nephew; her close friend, Ernestine Chatfield of Montezuma, Georgia; her close friend and riding partner, Charlene Mitchell; her devoted friend, Beverly Harper; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. 

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July17

Mr. Jody B. Beal, Jr.

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Jody B. Beal, Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia will be held Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Churches Road, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Canady officiating. Interment will follow at Champ Waters 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.

Jody Bernard Beal, Jr. was born April 15, 1997, in Sumter County, Georgia. He was the son of Jody Beal, Sr. and Sharon Felton Beal. At an early age, he acknowledged Jesus Christ as his savior and became a member of Harrison Chapel Baptist Church. Jody attended the public schools of Macon County and was very active in sports. Throughout his school years, he played baseball, football, and basketball. He was a 2015 graduate of Macon County High School. Jody was known for his friendly and outgoing personality. He enjoyed life to the fullest. Jody was always the one that kept everybody smiling and laughing. He made friends easily and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Jody gained his wings Sunday, July 17, 2022. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ashanti Denise Beal; and his grandparents: Alonzo Woolfork, Jr., Inez Woolfork, and Samuel Sparks.            

Jody leaves precious memories to be cherished by his parents: Sharon Felton Beal and Jody B. Beal, Sr. of Montezuma, Georgia; his brother, Shundale Beal of Montezuma, Georgia and sister, Jalisha Clayton of Byromville, Georgia; the love of his life, Brittney Floyd and her daughter, Katelyn Adams of Warner Robins, Georgia; his grandparents: Florie Felton of Montezuma, Georgia and Blondie Beal of Byromville, Georgia; his godparents: Barbara and Lanorris Jolly of Warner Robins, Georgia and Gloria Rogers of Montezuma, Georgia; his aunts and uncles: Patricia Felton, Michael and Barbara Felton, Tammy and Vashati Felton, Lisa and Arney Bryant, Reginald and Brenda Thomas, Dennis and Betty Thomas, Darron Felton, Sr., Amillia and Eric Williams, Trina Felton, Theresa Lewis, Loretta Davis, Maxine Shorter, Melinda Queen, Lysonda Beal, Sonya Hubbard, Lawanda Brown and Danisha Walker; a host of cousins, MCHS Class of 2015, other relatives and friends.

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July09

Mrs. Laner Caroline "Carolyn" Haugabook-Maloy

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The Graveside Service for Mrs. Laner Caroline Haugabook-Maloy of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Monica L. Spencer officiating.

Laner Caroline Haugabook-Maloy, affectionately known as “Carolyn” or “Tete”, was born May 16, 1957, to the late Willie B. Haugabook and Eddie Ruth “Honey” Felder-Haugabook in Macon County, Georgia. At an early age, she joined Brown Chapel Baptist Church and began her Christian walk. She was a devoted member of Bethel AME Church, Montezuma, Georgia. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and would often tell others of His goodness.

Mrs. Haugabook-Maloy touched the lives of many young people as she taught in the Macon County School System for fourteen years and retired in 2018. She was an avid supporter of Macon County sports. Mrs. Haugabook-Maloy transitioned from labor to reward on Saturday, July 9, 2022. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Eric Haugabook, Willie H. Haugabook and Freddie Haugabook.

Loving memories will forever be cherished by her loving husband of twenty-three years, Abner Maloy of Montezuma, Georgia; her loving and devoted children: Kesha Fuller of Anderson, South Carolina, LeVar Rice of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Jamaal Rice (Latoya) of Oglethorpe, Georgia; her siblings: Bettye Mathis of Ellenwood, Georgia, Marianne (Russell) Curry of Warner Robins Georgia, Clara McKenzie of Montezuma, Georgia, Jerome Haugabook of Atlanta Georgia, and Doris Haugabook of Marshallville, Georgia; bonus sisters: Bessie English and Brenda Ellis of Montezuma, Georgia; step-children: Abner (Teresa) Maloy, Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Troy (Wykesa) Maloy of Valdosta, Georgia; bonus children: Xavier (Ashley) Haugabook of Atlanta, Georgia, Zavisha Haugabook of Ellenwood, Georgia, and Jaunna Haugabook of Marshallville, Georgia; her pride and joy grandchildren: JaKera Felton, Deran Rice, Erin Duke Fuller, Jamaiya Rice, Eric Rice, Madison Rice, and Jholei Rice; her god children: Sammie Stewart, Jonathan Hillman, Rita Bandy, Paris Middleton, and Elizabeth Carter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, friends, community members, church members, and others who loved her dearly. 

 

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July04

Mr. Sammie Walker

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Sammie Walker affectionately known as “Wheelbarrow” will be held Friday, July 8, 2022 at 2:30 P.M. at Staley Memorial Gardens with Rev. H.C. Wilson officiating,

On July 2, 1954, our beloved Mr. Sammie Ragans Walker was born in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Winnie Ragans. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. On Monday, July 4, 2022, he transitioned from this life to life eternal. While his presence will be profoundly missed, as family we rejoice in knowing his life has impacted so many people in such a special way. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. Ann Laster and brother, Mr. Lewis Carey Walker Ragans.

He leaves many wonderful memories to his loving and devoted children: Mr. Courtland (Tamika) Walker of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Mr. Fabian (Gloria) Walker of McDonough, Georgia, and Mr. Antorius (Lakisha) Merritt Sr. and children of Macon, Georgia; his former wife, Ms. Deborah Walker Mason; his beloved grandchildren: Julius Porter, Fabian Walker Jr., Courtland Walker Jr., Courtney Walker, and Ava Walker; his beloved sisters: Virginia Fench of Atlanta, Georgia, Sandra Rudolph of Americus, Georgia, and Cynthia (Jeffery) Dillard of Atlanta, Georgia; his devoted brother-in-law, Mr. Willie Laster; several cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and many sorrowing friends. 

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