Mr. Simon Bernard Brown

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Mr. Simon Bernard Brown was born December 8, 1973, to Edgar Allen Brown Sr. and Princella G. Brown in Sumter County, Georgia. He received his education in the Sumter County public school system. Simon Brown passed away on December 25, 2023, at Wilson Hospice House in Albany, Georgia.

He leaves precious memories with his three sons: Simon Bernard Brown, Aquavious Bernard Brown and Robert Walton; one grandson, Karsyn Brown; two sisters: Deborah (Keith) Brown and Mary Nell (James) Poole; two brothers: James D. Brown and Edgar (Faychal) Brown; three aunts: Mattie Buaton, Mary Greer, and Donna French; two uncles: Robert Baker and Andrew Best; a loving companion, Nell Jackson; and a (niece) sister, Maisha Brown who named him “Pete”.

A Private Memorial Service for Mr. Simon Bernard Brown will be held at a later date.



Ms. Esther Cameron

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Ms. Esther Cameron of Americus, Georgia was born on April 21, 1957, to Mrs. Amanda Cameron and Mr. Woodrow Cameron. She graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University and attended the New York School of Fashion Industry.

Ms. Esther Cameron made history by becoming the very first female to hold the title of Legal Investigator in Americus, Georgia. She was also a schoolteacher and a choir member. 

Esther passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023 at her home. She was a truly devoted woman and a brilliant parent who was extremely faithful in the Lord our God.

She leaves beautiful memories with her loving son, Ken Cameron; two brothers, three sisters, her nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 

The Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, December 30 2023 for her immediate family at West Mortuary.  A repast will be held at Big Bethel Baptist Church, 1330 N Jackson St., Americus GA at 4:30 pm to receive friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ken "Twan" Cameron.  Thank you!



Mr. Roy Mayes

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Roy Mayes, son of Mr. Jessie B. Durham and Mrs. Hattie Mae Mayes, was born on January 15, 1962, in Sumter County, Americus, Georgia. He received his education in the public school system and graduated from Americus High School in 1981.

Roy worked at TSG (Tape Specialists of Georgia) for five years as a forklift driver and a paint supervisor until his health started to fail. Roy Mayes accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior early in his life. He visited many different churches in his lifetime.

On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, Roy Mayes was set free from the cares of life. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mrs. Rye Mayes; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ruby L. Woods; and three brothers-in-law: Henry D. Woods, Daniel C. Woods, and Logan James Tookes.

Cherishing his life, he leaves many special memories with his loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Geneva Woods-Mayes of Americus, Georgia; one daughter, Felicia (Corey) Brown; three granddaughters: Aniya Thompson, Shyterria Thompson, and Heavenly Brown; one grandson, Christopher Thompson; and one son, Kendrick Thornton all of Americus, Georgia; two step-daughters: Ruby Woods (Travis Milledge) and  Ginny Woods;  five step-grandchildren: Bianca Woods, George Woods,  Ra'Qhia Price, Ja'Nyia Woods and Jau'Nosa Woods all of Americus, Georgia; three sisters: Mrs. Ethanel Longstreet and Mrs. Ernestine Davis of Americus, Georgia, and Mrs. Eunice Hawkins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; three aunts: Mrs. Annie W. Ross of Plains, Georgia, and Mrs. Shirley Hollis and Mrs. Bernet Merritt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one uncle, Charlie James Durham of Americus, Georgia; one cousin, Brenda White of Montezuma, Georgia; one nephew, Jason (Antoinette) Daniel and one niece, Precious Daniel both of Americus, Georgia; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Annie Ruth Tookes and Mrs. Bobbie (Robert) McCoy both of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Sims officiating.

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Miss Jade Alinda Adams

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A precious star has fallen from among us. Miss Jade Alinda was born to the late Mr. Delvin D. Adams and Mrs. Ameshia Darden on March 25, 2008. Jade was cherished from birth because of her spirited personality and her resemblance to her paternal grandmother Belinda Joyce. Jade was a freshman at Eastside High School in Covington, Georgia. She loved to sing, dance, talk on her phone, and to eat. Her grandmother Gayonne affectionately called her “Eatum Up” because of her love of food. Jade found a passion for knitting and making bracelets for her family and friends.

Those awaiting her in Heaven are her father Mr. Delvin D. Adams, grandmother Ms. Belinda Chambliss Adams, and great-grandparents Ms. Cornelia Glass and Mr. Rufus Adams.

Left to cherish her memories: her mother, Mrs. Ameshia (Derrick) Mann; her grandparents: Ms. Gayonne McLaurin, Mr. Albert (Joann) Adams, and Mr. Anthony (Sabrina) Darden Sr.; her great-grandparents: Mr. Willie Darden Jr. and Mrs. Thelma Darden; her siblings: Aubrianna Darden, Kiley Darden, Zuri Bady, Madalyn Darden, and Zoey Mann; her aunts: Sona (William) Brown, Meka (Anthony) Smith, Myrna (Willie) Wilbon, Sonja (Kerry) Williamson, Danena (Antonia) Lewis, Mary Alice Adams, Margaret Adams, Naomi Adams, Lillian Adams, Annie (Marvin) Hughes, Debra Adams, Patrice Adams, and Angela Adams; two devoted aunts: Tracy (Jimmy) Gordon and Laskesia (Felicia) McClardy; one great-great aunt, Mrs. Lois Kelly; her uncles: Anthony L. Darden, Emmanuel (Sherita) Darden, Na'il Darden, Quinthony (Jackie) Darden, Dexter (Tanisha) Darden, Willie (Autumn) Darden, Joseph (Tasha) Darden, Ernest (Mary J.) Adams, Robert (Linda) Adams, Wallace (Pamela) Adams, Clifford (Cathy) Adams, James Adams, and Lawrence Gay. A host of cousins, relatives, and friends survive and carry forth her legacy of love.

The Funeral Service for Jade will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 12:00 Noon at Friendship Baptist Church in Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery in Smithville, Georgia. 

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Mr. Hugh Smith

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The Graveside Service for Mr. Hugh Smith of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Eastview Cemetery. 

Hugh Smith, born in Delray Beach, Florida, entered this world on January 23, 1945, born to Mr. Wayman Smith and the late Mrs. Willie Bell Ellis Smith. He peacefully departed this earthly life on Monday, December 11, 2023, entering into eternal rest.

Hugh's educational journey took place in the public schools of Sumter County, where he laid the foundation for a life filled with knowledge and growth. He dedicated an impressive thirty years of his life to the Atlanta Public School System, contributing significantly to the lives and safety of countless students.

A devoted sports enthusiast, Hugh found joy in watching baseball and football, and he was a faithful fan of the Atanta Braves and the Atanta Falcons. His enthusiasm for the games brought people together, and his spirit will forever resonate with those who shared in his love for sports.

In the midst of his pursuits, Hugh was preceded in death by his sister, Mamie Lou Smith, and brothers: Willie James Smith, Fred Smith, and Sammy Lee Smith. Their memories will forever be cherished.

Hugh leaves behind a legacy of love and family. He is survived by his three children: Latonya Smith and Hugh P. Smith of Atlanta, Georgia, and Kelvin (Alegtha) James of Americus, Georgia. He is also survived by four sisters: Ms. Mary Smith of Americus, Georgia, Ms. Fannie Smith of Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Geneva Thompson of Atlanta, Georgia, and Ms. Martha (Pacie) Butler of Manhattan, New York; four brothers: Mr. Thomas (Pauline) Smith of Americus, Georgia, Mr. George Smith, Mr. Alton (Audrey) Smith of Bloomfield Connecticut, and Mr. Waymon (Fannie) Smith of Rockville Center, New York.

Hugh will be remembered by his four grandchildren: Hugh Patrick Smith III, Tenesha Smith-Epps, Jala James-Deriso, and Quavis James; and nine great-grandchildren. His extended family includes numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, as well as friends who were touched by his kindness and warmth.

A special mention goes to his devoted niece, Linda Smith, who stood by him with unwavering support. Hugh's impact on the lives of those around him will be a lasting testament to his character.

As we bid farewell to Hugh Smith, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives and celebrate the legacy of a man who touched the hearts of many. May he rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love that he so freely shared with others. 

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