Mrs. Glendora Jones-Grant

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Mrs. Glendora Jones-Grant was born on November 06, 1956, to the late Mr. Robert Lee Jones and Mrs. Louise Thomas Jones in Leslie, Georgia. She was a graduate of Union High School of Leslie, Georgia and she also attended Kankakee Community College.

Glendora Jones-Grant departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the home of her daughter, Laskhia Patrice Jones.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Laskhia Patrice Jones of Kankakee, Illinois; four sisters, Essie Mae Jones-Shields and Mary Louise Jones-Furlow, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sandra LaSalle Jones-Perry (Rodney) and Harriet Rebecca Jones-Glover (George), both of Americus, Georgia. She is also survived by three brothers, Robert Jones (Alicia) of Shorewood, Illinois, James Edward Jones of Americus, Georgia, and Solomon “Sam” Jones (Ellamease) of Kankakee, Illinois.Several other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday December 10, 2022 in Kankakee, IL.


Mr. Samuel J. Fobbs "Sammie"

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Samuel James Fobbs, Sr. of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Churches Road, 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.

Samuel James Fobbs, Sr. was born in Montezuma, Georgia on April 18, 1944. He grew up in Montezuma an attended the historic Flint River Farm School. Later in life, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and was employed as a maintenance worker. Sammie was joined in holy matrimony to Dorothy Williams Fobbs who preceded him in death.

In his spare time, Sammie had a passion for writing poems and spending time with family. Following a brief illness, Sammie peacefully transitioned from this earthly life on November 28, 2022. He was preceded in death by his brothers Marshall Fobbs and George W. Tooke, Jr., his mother Nannie Mae Tooke, and his stepfather George W. Tooke, Sr.

He is survived by his children: Patricia Davis (Ray Jones) of Perry, Georgia, Samuel James Fobbs, Jr. (Kimberly) of Macon, Georgia, and Sharonda Ladd of Warner Robins, Georgia; grandchildren: Victoria Brown (Michael) of Fort Valley, Georgia, Jessica Jones (Justin) of Perry, Georgia, Delmar D. Davis III of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, DeMarrion Fobbs of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Devin Griffin and Lindsey Ladd both of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Ashanti Brown of Bonaire, Georgia; great-grandchildren: Justin and Jordyn Jones of Perry, Georgia and Nolan Brown of Fort Valley, Georgia; his siblings: Patsy Carter of Vienna, Georgia, Arthur Mae Paster (Willie James) of Montezuma, Georgia, Wyonnie Tooke of Perry, Georgia, Georgia Boyd of Columbus, Georgia, Thomas Fobbs of Atlanta, Georgia, Bertha Lee Tooke and Mary Alice McCleod both of Seattle, Washington; a special aunt, Mary Harrison of Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


Mr. David Lee Monts "Wig"

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The Funeral Service for David Lee Monts, Sr., “Wig”, of Smithville, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 12:00 Noon at Whole Truth International Ministries in Americus, Georgia with Pastor George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.


David Lee Monts, Sr., “Wig”, was born in Sumter County, Georgia on April 30, 1946, to the parentage of the late Mr. George Costell Monts and Mrs. Lucille Ross Monts. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. In 1967, he united with Sarah Monts. To their union three children were born: Jacqueline, David Lee Jr. and Carl. David's parents passed away while he was young, and he was reared by his elder brother George Frank Monts. David was a man of endurance and strength. Believe it or not, he could lift up the front end of a car.


At an early age, he joined Bethlehem Baptist Church. In his later years, he began attending Whole Truth International Ministries until his health failed. In 1960, he was employed at Marlett Construction Company. In 2016, he retired from Sunshine Construction, where he was the co-founder, production manager and assistant to the president, his special friend/brother, Dean Bodine. He truly enjoyed construction work. There was hardly anything he could not build. In fact, he could nearly provide accurate measurements without a tape measure. He was also well versed in Math and History.


During his younger years, he played softball and managed a team.  He enjoyed playing checkers and shooting pool. He loved spending time with his nephews at the place he called “The House.” To many he was known as “Unc or Pops”. David possessed a no-nonsense demeanor but would give you his last. His children, grandchildren and great grands were his world. They were his first choice for spending his loving time with. He instilled the importance of love and family bonding. No matter the circumstances, we were required to “STICK TOGETHER”.


On November 25, 2022, David departed his earthly home to his heavenly home for a spiritual welcome from his parents and siblings who preceded him in death: Elizabeth Terry, Anna Edwards, Margaret Prepall, George Frank Monts, McArthur Monts, Marvin Monts, Albert Monts, and close cousin, Eddie Rhea Walker.


David will be forever in the hearts of his devoted children: Jacqueline (Paul) Edwards, David Lee (Angel) Monts Jr. and Carl (Redesha) Monts; grandchildren: Keyetta (Starlin) Morgan, Lanoris (Sherika) Maddox, Kewantaline Edwards (Davelyon), Morquavious Edwards, Kelby Monts (Diamond), Davione Monts (Miya), Carl Monts Jr, Zayden Monts, and Casen Monts; step-grandchildren: Johnathan Wilson and Lanajah Stewart; great-grands; Javion, Jarnyria, Jairous, Jashawn and Janorious Maddox, Jaylen Brown, Landon Morgan, Aubri Edwards, Davelyon Patillo Jr, Paige and Isabella Monts; his siblings: Mary Jackson, Edna Jones, Ernestine Jackson, Billy (Ida) Monts, William Monts, and Ed (Juanita) Ross.



Mr. Arthur Lee McCray

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Arthur Lee McCray will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Eastview Cemetery in Americus, Georgia with Rev. George F. Monts officiating.

Arthur Lee McCray was born in Lee County, Georgia on December 30, 1944, to the parentage of Willie Lou McCray and Alan Butler, both who proceeded him in death. He was married to the late Mrs. Clara Mae Brown of Smithville, Georgia, and to this union two children were born.

For many years he worked and retired from Cooper Lighting in Americus, Georgia as a forklift driver. He was a member of Saint John of Leslie, Georgia. Mr. Arthur, also known as The Gospel Storyteller, loved to sing. He originally started his singing career with the Golden Airs of Cordele, Georgia. He composed all his own songs. His biggest hit is entitled “Somebody’s Gone.”

Mr. Arthur loved and enjoyed the company of his family and singing every moment he could. Mr. Arthur Lee McCray departed this life on November 21, 2022, at Phoebe Sumter Hospital in Americus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Johnny Will (Jessie Mae) McCray and King Davis McCray.  

He leaves to cherish his memories two children: a loving daughter Sharon (Eugene) Angry and son Arthur Lee (Denise) McCray Jr.; eight grandchildren: Pamela McCray, Milton McCray, Michelle Phillips, Andrew Phillips, Jacory Phillips, Jawaski Lumpkin, Antwain Mathis, and Mario Lumpkin; four brothers: Howard McCray, James (Dorothy) McCray, Joel (Iris) Hall and Raymond (Cynthia) McCray; two sisters: Annie Ruth Thomas and Mary Lou Davis; other loving relatives and friends. 

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Mr. Jesse Lee West

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It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. Jesse Lee West of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary.


Mr. Jesse Lee West was born on February 25, 1942 in Lee County Georgia to the late Eddie C. West and the late Frances Robinson Morgan. Mr. West was the first of 10 children and was the brother of Rev. Dr. Robert L. Morgan. Others left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Mrs. Bettye Daniels West and a daughter and a son; siblings: Mr. Virgil Lee Morgan, Dr. Mary Nell (Bill) Brown, Ms. Sarah Pride, Linda Faye (Eddie) Smith. Other siblings preceded him in death: Marcellous Morgan, Jasper Morgan, Dedira Smith, and Ella Mae Morgan.


Mr. Albert “Jr” Wright

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A Graveside Service for Mr. Albert “Jr.” Wright will be on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Israel Cemetery in Sumter City.



Mr. Willie James "Pie" McDonald

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Willie James “Pie” McDonald of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 8620 GA Hwy 26E, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in 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 protection of others.

Willie James McDonald was born August 25, 1952, to Jesse and Ineze Candler McDonald in Montezuma, Georgia. Willie James, affectionately called “Pie”, attended Flint River Farms School and graduated from D.F. Douglass High School. He attended Fort Valley State College and later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his enlistment, Corporal McDonald was awarded the Rifle Marksman Badge, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.  He was honorably discharged in 1977.

At an early age, Willie accepted Christ as his personal Savior and became a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He loved the Lord, and he loved his church. He attended church faithfully until his health failed. On January 19, 2022, he married Ms. Charlemagne Fulks. Pie loved life, especially the special moments he shared with his family. He enjoyed family outings and laughing and joking with family and friends. He had a great sense of style. Pie took pride in wearing stylish suits, hats, and shoes. He loved sports and was an avid Atlanta Falcons fan. He departed this life Wednesday, November 9, 2022. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shannon in 2015.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Charlemagne Fulks McDonald of Montezuma, Georgia; two children: Courtney Nicole Moore (Kenyon) of Perry, Georgia and Quenton McDonald of Lagrange, Georgia; a loving and devoted niece, Latreece McDonald of Montezuma, Georgia; six siblings: Cora McDonald, Curtis McDonald (Annette), Charles McDonald, and Sandra Dantes (Barney) of Montezuma, Georgia; Theresa May (James) of Macon, Georgia and Veleeta McDonald of Savannah, Georgia; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Augustin Dantes, Sr. of Warner Robins, Georgia and Angela McDonald of Montezuma, Georgia; six loving grandchildren; a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.


Ms. Mazuria Harris

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The Graveside Service for Ms. Mazuria Harris will be held Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia. Due to COVID-19 concerns, please MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing.

Mazuria Harris was born September 30, 1931, to Ran Harris and Ella Carson in Ellaville, Georgia. She was the baby of the bunch. Mazuria received her education in Ellaville, Georgia. She was a homemaker who was known for preparing her delicious liver and rice.

Mazuria Harris departed this life on November 5, 2022. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents: Ran Harris and Ella Carson; her sisters: Estelle Harris, Beulah Harris and Leila Mae Fredrick; her brothers: H.T. Harris and Sam Harris.

Mazuria leaves behind to continue her legacy her two sons: Allison Bernard Harris (Brenda) and Michael Jermone Harris of Americus, Georgia; her grandchildren: Christopher Antoine Raven (Daisy) of Warner Robins, Georgia, Arthur Lynn Raven, Jr. (Ciera), Althea LaToya Williams (Jamelle), and Allyson Janee’ Harris all of Americus, Georgia; her six great-grandchildren; a devoted niece, Essie Mae Harris of Americus, Georgia; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  


Missionary Mary Lundy Carter

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The Funeral Service for Missionary Mary Lundy Carter of Americus, Georgia will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Mitchell Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Clinton officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, as ask that you MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing for your protection and for the protection of others. 

Missionary Mary Lundy Carter was born March 20, 1940, to the late Reverend J.W. Lundy and Mrs. Annie Mae Lundy of Plains, Georgia. She joined Mitchell Grove Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully until her health failed. She was educated in the Sumter County public schools. She was married to the late Albert Carter, Sr. She was a good mother and grandmother.

Missionary Carter was a faithful servant of God and lived the life she spoke about.  She was a giver and would help anyone in need. She was a faithful choir member and a great song writer and wrote many inspirational poems. She had a smile that would light up any room

On November 5, 2022, she transitioned from labor to reward. She was preceded in death by her father, Reverend J.W. Lundy; mother, Mrs. Annie Mae Lundy; sisters: Clorie Sykes, Ella Ree Sims, Johnnie Mae Solomon and Annie B. Lyles; and her son, Earnest Calvin Durham.

Left to cherish her memories are her children: Charlie (Teresa) Durham, Patricia (Johnny) Mable, Evangelist Valerie Benn, and Ambra (Robert) Sanford, Sr. all of Americus, Georgia; two brothers: Bishop Ernest James (Ossie) Lundy of Leslie, Georgia and Overseer Johnny (Carol) Lundy of Americus, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren and forty great- grandchildren; a close friend whom she considered a sister, Mattie Sue Harris; two devoted grandchildren: Christopher Jones and Robert Sanford, Jr.; two devoted god-daughters: Barbara Burts and Beatrice Stewart; a host of nieces and nephews also survive. 

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