April20

Mr. Jessie Thomas

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Mr. Jessie Bernard Thomas was born in Americus, Georgia on June 17, 1963 to Jesse Thomas and Eva Thomas. Jesse passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Lillian Carter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Plains, Georgia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West’s Mortuary.

He is survived by his mother, Eva Thomas; his wife, Gloria Thomas; four daughters: Kenyatta Young, Jessica Thomas, Jestine Thomas and Precious Thomas; one son, Jessie Thomas, Jr; two sisters: Delisa Daniels and Sherri Dorsey; one brother, Patrick Thomas. Several other relatives and friends also survive.


April18

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Larry

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Mrs. Elizabeth A. Larry of Montezuma, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at her residence.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 at Magnolia Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow at Champ Waters Cemetery.


April16

Mr. David Mahone

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April08

Mr. Reginald T. Harris "Smoke D"

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The funeral service for Mr. Reginald T. Harris affectionately known as “Smoke D” will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church with Rev. George Frank Monts officiating.

Reginald passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

Left to cherish his memory are three children: Brooklyn Haugabrook of Americus, Georgia, Malayshia Pollard of Preston, Georgia and Tobias Smith of Phoenix City, Alabama; his parents: Regina Mann (Melvin), and Charles Harris all of Americus, Georgia: two siblings: Andrica Mann Streeter and Charles Harris, Jr both of Americus, Georgia. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

The family will receive friends at 206 Tom Hall Cir. Americus, GA

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April08

Mrs. Loretta Jones Monson

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The funeral service for Mrs. Loretta Jones Monson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 at the Eastview Church of Christ in Americus, Georgia with Bro. Willie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Loretta Jones Monson was born on September 9, 1962 in Americus, Georgia to Georgia Jones Solomon and the late Jimmy Lee Jones Sr. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. On June 14, 1980 Loretta married Lloyd Monson Sr. and they were married for 23 years.  Loretta passed away April 8, 2018 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.  She was preceded in death by one sister Betty Ann Thornton.

She is survived by four children: Stephanie Monson, Lloyd Monson Jr., Tiffany Monson and Shanieka Monson; two grandchildren: Chelsney Monson and Tiana Monson; her mother, Georgia  Solomon; three sisters: Ozzie (Bell) Solomon, Vivian Solomon, and Christy Sterrett (Roger); three brothers: Jimmy Jones Jr. (Erica), Willie Solomon Jr., and Jermaine Solomon Sr.; auntie, Sandra Thompson, cousin, Gail Denmark; six nieces: Latoya Jordan, Anquania Mitchell, Diamond Davis, Raven Solomon, Ebony Solomon and Suzanne Monson;  six nephews: Preston Davis Jr., Jessie Thornton Jr., Corey Thornton, Colby Thornton, Jermaine Soloman Jr., and Devanushtae Smith; two uncles: Albert Durham Sr. and  Maurice Durham Sr.; aunts: Thelma (Joe) Dodson, Gloria (James) Moore, Brenda (Rodriquez) Green, and Mary Helen Durham; special In-laws and friends: Ilene (Mickey) Lisa Durham, Sue Monson, Keyascha Hollis, Sixto  Salazar, Frank Mack and Shanbrika Brown; devoted friend, Starling Hollis;  a host of cousins and friends also survive.

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April03

Mr. Roy Lee Taylor

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Roy Lee Taylor of Americus, Georgia will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church, 225 Forrest Street, Americus, Georgia.

 Roy Lee Taylor was born on April 14, 1958 in Oxford, North Carolina to Mary Helen and Willie Taylor. He departed this life on April 3, 2019.

Memories of his life will forever be cherished by his sister and brother: Sheila R. Latta of Butner, North Carolina and Larry Taylor of Americus, Georgia; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Fanita Taylor and Orlando Latta; one uncle, Johnny Taylor; one aunt, Eloise Frazier; his nieces: Barbara Smith, Arielle Sample, Mikeema Taylor, MyKisha Clanton, Ciera Taylor, Tiana Taylor and Teresa Taylor; other loving relatives and friends.


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April01

Mr. Andrew Jessie, Jr.

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The funeral service for Mr. Andrew Jessie, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00 at Scott Mater CME Church in Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Andrew “June Bug” Jessie, Jr., son of the late Mr. Andrew Jessie, Sr. and Mrs. Mamie Shack Jessie was born on December 14, 1939  in Sumter County, Georgia. 

In 1964, he joined the United States Army. Andrew served his country for 22 years and he retired in 1984 as a Master Sergeant (E-8).  During his decorated military career, he earned the following awards/honors:  National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, seven Good Conduct Medals, three NCO Professional Development Ribbons, M-16 Expert Qualification Badge, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal (one  Silver Service Star and three 3 Bronze Service Stars), Bronze Star Medal, six Overseas Service Bars, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm and the Army Commendation Medal with two Bonze Oak Leaf Clusters. 

In 1969, Andrew met and married the love of his life Mrs. Queen Easter Lassiter.  They were married for over 50 years which is a testament of their love for each other.  They modeled the example of a marriage that was sacred and grounded in faith, demonstrating one that believed and stood on the word of God.

Andrew attended South Georgia Technical College and earned a degree in automobile repair in 1988.  In 1989, he was hired by the Brad Ragin Auto Repair Company. He worked for Brad Ragin as a brake specialist for 11 years, retired for the second time in his life.  After his retirement from Brad Ragin, Andrew and his brother James began a lawn maintenance company with his brother James. 

Andrew was always involved and devoted to his church.  After the closing of the family church, Mt. Zion A.ME. Church, Andrew joined Scott Mater C.M.E. Church.  He was an active member and served on various board in the church. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Jessie; two brothers, Arthur Jessie and Eugene Jessie; two sisters, Esther Lee Thomas and Mamie Lou Ferguson; mother-in-law, Willie Mae Lassiter: father-in-law, Ben Little; two brothers-in-law, James Reddick and Homer Lee Jackson; one nephew,  Henry Daniels and three nieces, Loretta Thomas, Laura Thomas and Tasha Quarterman.

He leaves to mourn his devoted wife, Easter Lassiter Jessie; one god-daughter, Penelope “Penny” Jackson; one brother, James F. (Margery Foster) Jessie; one sister, Mrs. Margery Jessie Jackson; one aunt, Anne Bloomfield; five nephews: Neal Jessie, Anthony Jackson, Jermaine Ferguson, Anthony Jessie, and Michael (Shonda) Josey; four nieces: Angela Merritt, Carrie Price, Aleisha (Willie) Smith and Michelle Josey; six great-nieces: Tanya (Eric) Slaughter, Nedra Williams, Shakeyawanna Jessie, Aayanna Jackson, Brittany Jessie, Jasmine Jessie and Janeisha Ferguson: seven  great nephews: Alexander (Michelle) Price,  Willie Frank (Nakethia) Smith Jr., Chasmond Smith Anthony Jackson Jr., Jermaine Ferguson, Jr., and  Jashawn Ferguson; five devoted cousins: Walter (Gloria) Marshall, Rosemary Fletcher, Mattie Maddox and Queen Gibson; devoted friends:  John Hall, George King,  Carl Munns and Bernard Minyard; and a host of devoted family and friends

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