Mr. Curla Hannor, Sr.

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Curla Hannor, Sr. of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant / Travelers Rest CME Church, Norris Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in 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.

Curla Hannor, Sr. was born November 11, 1956, to the late John Hannor and Mother Annie Mae Hannor. Born in a family of thirteen children, he was preceded in death by five siblings: Nancy Lee Hannor, Minister Lewis Hannor, Rosa Marie Hannor, Lunell Hannor McDonald, and Charles Maurice Hannor.

At an early age, Curla professed his faith in Jesus Christ and became a member of Mount Pleasant / Travelers Rest CME Church. He attended church regularly and served on the Usher’s Ministry. He was a 1975 graduate of the historic D.F. Douglass High School. From the age of 16, he was employed at Southern Frozen Foods, Inc. He remained there for over thirty years, until his health declined.

Curla married the late Teresa Brown Hannor in 1984. This union was blessed with three children. Curla was known for the way he got along with people. He made his family and friends laugh and smile. He had a way about him that drew people around. Everyone that knew him loved him.

Curla Hannor, Sr. departed this life on March 20, 2023 at his residence. He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his family which includes three sons: Curla Hannor, Jr. (Constance) of Chesapeake, Virginia, Brandon Hannor (Robin Horne) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Gabriel Brown of Oglethorpe, Georgia; his grandchildren: Amaya, Anisha, Ayana, Jayden and Josiah; siblings: Mary K. Gray of Bronx, New York, John Hannor (Annie Bell) of East Point, Georgia, Mary L. Mathis of Niagara Falls, New York, James H. Hannor of Montezuma, Georgia, Voncile Adams of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Laura Hubbard (Anias) of Americus, Georgia, and Carolyn B. Hannor of Oglethorpe, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Reverend Bobby J. Brown (Flora), Reverend Ruben Brown (Dr. Crystal), Donald Brown, Rodney Brown, Treny Brown and Dorothy Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

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Ms. Jacqueline Bridges

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A Graveside Service for Ms. Jacqueline Bridges will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Lebanon Cemetery in Plains, Georgia.

Jacqueline Bridges was born in Sumter County, Georgia on December 10, 1964, to the late Mr. R B Bridges and late Mrs. Mary Lou Foster Bridges. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and joined Lebanon Baptist in Plains, Georgia. Jacqueline was very big on faith and remained strong in trusting God despite the many obstacles she faced. She was educated in the Sumter County Public School System.

On March 19, 2023, Jacqueline transitioned from labor to reward and took her place in heaven. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first-born son, Dexter Le-Aaron; and her siblings: Melvin Bridges, R B Bridges Jr, Carolyn Bridges, Eddie Bridges, Patricia Tatum and James Bridges.

Jacqueline leaves beautiful memories to be cherished by her devoted son, Andre Jemauri Bridges of Americus, Georgia; her loving sisters: Mary (Ray) Moses, Evelyn Bridges, Ealer Rose (Christopher) Mann, and Martha Mitchell, all of Americus Georgia; her caring brothers: Nathaniel Bridges of Americus, Georgia, Jack (Alicia) Bridges of Atlanta, Georgia and Timothy (Melinda) Bridges of Hampton, Georgia; devoted nieces: Kimberly May of McDonough, Georgia, Sha’Rae (Marlon) Brown of Americus, Georgia, Ke’Amber (Tyree) Ford of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Marlita (Paul) McNeil of Americus, Georgia, Mrs. Monica (Shaun) Williams of Leslie, Georgia, Lacrissa Mann of Athens, Georgia, Rykeyla Bridges of Fairburn, Georgia, Tamra (Clayton) Ivey of Wiesbaden, Germany, Lisa Tatum of Americus, Georgia, Lakeesha Bridges of Americus, Georgia and Kiytia Mable of Americus, Georgia; devoted nephews, Willie (Corina) Bridges of Loganville, Georgia, Marvin (Starkisha) Bridges of Stockbridge, Georgia, James Tatum, Jr. of Americus, Georgia, Avery Bridges of Americus, Georgia, Timothy (Rosa) Bridges, Jr. of State College, Pennsylvania, Torrance Bridges of Hampton, Georgia, Tyron Bridges of Hampton, Georgia, Kelvinske Bridges of Americus, Georgia, Kelsey (Senovia) Bridges of Perry, Georgia, and Kristopher Bridges of Fairburn, Georgia; devoted sister-in-law, Theartis McGrady Bridges of Americus, Georgia; devoted friend, Dorothy Kitchens Floyd of Americus, Georgia; a host of great-nieces and nephews, other family and friends who will miss her dearly.


Mrs. Bettye Zachery

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Mrs. Bettye Zachery of Fort Valley, Georgia departed this life on March 13, 2023, at her residence. The family will greet friends on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1101 E Church Street, Fort Valley, Georgia. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

A Private Funeral Service for Mrs. Zachery will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, at noon at Shiloh Baptist Church, Fort Valley, Georgia. Interment will follow in Willow Lake Cemetery.

Bettye Ruth was born January 25, 1946, in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Jonas and Alice Mathis Thomas. She attended Flint River Farms Elementary School and graduated from D. F. Douglas High School in Montezuma, Georgia in 1964 where she was selected as Miss D. F. Douglass High School. She graduated from Fort Valley State College in 1969 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education. While attending Fort Valley State College, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and was an active member of several honor societies and extra-curricular activities. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she received her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Fort Valley State College and an Educational Specialist degree from Troy State University.  

She met Clyde Morris Zachery while attending Fort Valley State University and they were married in 1969. They have three children: Richard Thompson of Jacksonville, Florida, Samuel Wayne (Katriece) West of Atlanta, Georgia and Nikki (Craig) Cooper of Warner Robins, Georgia.

After serving as an educator in the Houston County Public School system, she retired after 30 years of service. As a retiree, she was a faithful member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated - Fort Valley Alumni Chapter, the Fort Valley State University Alumnae Association, and the Retired Teachers' Association.

Bettye was a member of the Shade Arnold Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia prior to joining the Shiloh Baptist Church in Fort Valley where she faithfully served on the Usher’s Ministry. She was also an active member of the Missionary Ministry until her health started to decline.

Her parents and four of her siblings Dorothy Hooks, James Thomas, Alice Mae Lofton and Estella Kendrick preceded her in death. She leaves five siblings to cherish her memory: Willie (Carrie) Thomas, Mary D. Thomas and Barbara Ann Parker of Rochester, New York, Charles (Ila) Thomas of Atlanta, Georgia and Joan (Robert) Granville of Marshallville, Georgia; a granddaughter, Samaria West of Atlanta, Georgia; a grandson, Brandon Thompson and a great-granddaughter, Anastasia Thompson of Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, she leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, sorority sisters, friends, and other family members to cherish her legacy.

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Mr. Eddie Charles Hall

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The Memorial Service for Mr. Eddie Charles Hall will be held Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 8620 GA Hwy 26 E, Montezuma, Georgia. Reverend Allen Waters is the pastor. Reverend Rodney Duncan will officiate.

Eddie Charles Hall was born in Oglethorpe, Georgia on December 18, 1959, to the late Charlie Willis Hall and Eveline Powell Hall.  At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and joined New Pond Baptist Church, then later moved his membership to From Disgrace to God’s Grace Ministries. He was a 1978 graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. After high school, he joined the United States Navy and served from January 24, 1979 to January 23, 1982. He  received the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He rose to the rank of Seaman Apprentice and received an honorable discharge.

Charles loved to fish and considered himself to be a jack of all trades. He held various employment positions. Among those were Yoder’s Roofing, Masstock, Southern Frozen Foods, and Georgia Forestry.

On March 6, 2023, Eddie Charles Hall transitioned from Labor to Reward. He had one daughter Lakeisha Marie Hall, who preceded him in death. He was a loving father and grandfather.

Survivors include a loving granddaughter Kerrieonna Hall, Ellaville, Georgia; brothers: Charlie Roy (Tammy) Hall, Fort Valley, Georgia, Marvin Hall, Forest Park, Georgia, Jimmie Lee (Deborah) Hall, Ellaville, Georgia, Tyrone (Chrispian) Hall, Ellenwood, Georgia, Pastor Lee Willis (Sharon) Hall, Oglethorpe, Georgia; uncle, James David Brown, Ideal Georgia, a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Mr. Eddie Frank Stephens

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The Funeral Service for Eddie Frank Stephens, of Connecticut, will be held on March 24, 2023, in Windsor, Connecticut at the Carmon Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middleton, Connecticut.

Eddie Frank Stephens was born July 8, 1944, in Sumter County Georgia. He grew up Americus and was educated in the Sumter County Public School System.

Eddie served in the U. S. Air Force and the U. S. Army. After completing his tours of duty with the military, he returned to Americus, Georgia where he married and started his family. Shortly thereafter, he moved his family to Hartford Connecticut. He was a member of Bethel AME Church in Bloomfield, Connecticut and was employed with Colts Firearms until his retirement.

Eddie passed away on March 3, 2023, in Bristol, Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his mother Thelma, his father Calvin, a son Eddie Jr., a sister Georgia, and two brothers James and Felton.

He leaves precious memories to be cherished by his son, Calvin; two brothers: Claude (Mary) Johnson of Bloomfield, Connecticut and Douglas (Debra) Johnson of Powder Springs, Georgia; a devoted niece, Gwynelle (Lewis) of Glen Burnie, Maryland; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.