August03

Mr. Henry "Sonny" Woods

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A Graveside service for Mr. Henry David Woods of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 at the Eastview Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 concerns, we ask that you please MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

Mr. Henry David Woods affectionately known as “Sonny” was born in Americus on February 10, 1948 to the parentage of the late Mr. O. C. Woods and Mrs. Ruby Lee Gary Woods. He retired from Reeves Construction Company after 38 years of dedicated service. He is married to Mrs. Anna Marie Hayes Woods. Sonny passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Left to mourn his passing is his companion of over 40 years, Mrs. Anna Marie Woods; one daughter, Mrs. Chaunda (Torris) Calloway; his siblings: Ms. Annie Ruth Tookes, Mrs. Geneva (Roy) Mayes, Mrs. Bobbie Jean (Robert) McCoy, Ms. Erica (Demarrio) Sharper, Ms. Carolyn Davis Brown all of Americus, GA Mr. Daniel Woods of Americus, GA and Sir Edward Woods of Atlanta, GA; two aunts: Ms. Clara Daniels, Ms. Queenie Gary; grandchildren: Mr. Quashawn Hayes, Mr. Latraivios Hayes, Mr. Quandaerius Hayes, Mr. Devin Hayes, Ms. Shantoria Calloway; nieces: Ms. Ann Dean, Ms. Ginny Woods, Ms. Ruby (Travis) Woods, Ms. Aretha (Fred) Woods; nephews: Mr. Logan (Sharon) Tookes, Mr. Henry (Diane) Woods, Charles (Lisa) Tookes; two caring and dedicated nurses: Suzanne Nordwall and Loretta Turner; several other relatives and friends also survive. 

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August02

Ms. Agnes Elaine Tucker

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A Graveside service for Ms. Agnes Elaine Tucker of Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Eastview Cemetery with Rev Carl Munns officiating. 

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Ms. Agnes Elaine Tucker was born on August 20, 1955 in Hinesville, Georgia to Mrs. Lucille Tucker and the late Willie D. Tucker. Agnes loved puzzles, reading and children, she was the neighborhood mom. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center.

Left to cherish her memory are her two children: Antonio (Tahisha) Tucker and Drexel (Reniesha) Tucker; her siblings:  Alex Tucker, Albert Tucker, Alexia (Bobby) Woodham, Aletha (Robert) Hagin, Andre (Lisa) Tucker, Antony Tucker, Andrew (Angela) Tucker, Anthony Tucker and Annette (Dwayne) Stephens; two aunts: Irene Tucker and Doris Thomas; one uncle, Henry Tucker; a special friend, Albert Mills; seven grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins. 

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July30

Ms. Mary Butler

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The Graveside Service for Ms. Mary Butler of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Montezuma, Georgia. Because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines have limited the number of people that can attend services. Please practice social distancing and WEAR A MASK for your safety as well as the safety of others. 

Ms. Mary Louise Butler was born November 1, 1949 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Effie Butler and the late Willie Mae Cromer Butler. She departed this life on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Five brothers and a sister preceded her in death: Jeff, F.H., Frank,Ted, Charlie Ed and Linda. 

Mary attended the public school system of Macon County, whereas she was a student at D.F. Douglass High School. She was a dedicated member of Magnolia Baptist Church where she served as an usher and on the food committee. She was also a former member of the Macon County Branch NAACP and an active voice at City Council meetings. Mary was a hard worker. She was employed at Southern Frozen Foods, Macon County Board of Education, Macon County Sheriff's Office, Perry's Chicken and the Oaks Nursing Home, where she served as a cook.

Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory two devoted sons: Mr. Tony Lewis Butler, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia and Mr. Carlton Marquez Butler of Edgefield, South Carolina; eleven loving grandchildren: Simone, Toni, Chasity, Tony Jr., Marcus, Cullen, Tiekhia, Carltae, Timothy, Dezireyi and Kiara; two precious great-grandsons: Tyson and Tyler; three sisters: Mrs. Dorothy B. Engram of Montezuma, Georgia, Mrs. Mattie Ree Hobes (Willie) of Greensboro, Georgia and Mrs. Gail B. Walker (Robert) of Montezuma, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sue Butler of Pinehurst, Georgia; an aunt, Mrs. Reva Paisley of Jesup, Georgia; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving and dedicated special friends.  

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July30

Mr. George Washington Carter, Jr.

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The graveside service for Mr. George Washington Carter, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastview Cemetery. Mr. Carter passed on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center.

Mr. George Washington Carter, Jr. was born on July 29, 1960 in Americus, Georgia to the late Mary Helen Louis, Charles Louis and George Carter, Sr. He was educated in the Americus School System.  He confessed Christ as his savior but never became a member of a church.

He is survived by his companion and caretaker of many years Alice Ruth Gordon of Americus, Georgia; a sister, Shonda Louis (Ross); one brother, Granger Louis (Lisa) all of Americus, Georgia; step daughter, Anitra (Eric) Brown of Leesburg, Georgia; two aunts: Kay Dee Jones and Pam Louis of Americus, Georgia; one uncle, Bobby (Doris) Louis of Americus, Georgia; his mother-in-law, Alice Bradley of Sumter City, Georgia; one sister-in-law Sandra Bradley of Sumter City, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Henry Bradley of Sumter City, Georgia; step grandchildren: Jacquise Thomas, Jarvis Brown, Erica (David) Thomas, D'Erica Brown, Koudrick Brown, Eric Brown Jr (Armani); nieces and nephews: Robert Jones, Takeeka (Etris) Smith, Bridget Jones, Kenyatis Jones, Ross Hunt III, Rashon Hunt, Zyion Hunt and Jakobe Hunt; a devoted cousin, Kathy Allen; his furry grand dog Cody; Several other relatives and friends also survive.

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July28

Ms. Rosalin "Roze" Dickson

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Ms. Rosalin Dickson, partner, aunt, sister, mentor, and precious friend, can be appropriately described as a black women’s health networker, world traveler, and historian. Roze was beloved by her family and friends. As a world traveler with a brilliant mind and compassionate heart, she significantly impacted all whose path she crossed.

Roze was born on November 8, 1951 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida to U.D. Dickson and Eugenia West McRoy.  She later relocated to Montezuma, Georgia where she was raised and reared as the lifetime daughter of the late Lucy Bell Cromer Johnson and John H. Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted and dedicated partner, Debbie Newman of New York, a loving mother, Eugenia McRoy of Tallahassee, FL, two sisters: Juanita Dickson Peterson and Sherri Dickson of Washington, DC; brothers:  Dr. Kenneth McRoy of Eustis, FL, Gregory (Ronnie) McRoy, Sr. of Jacksonville, FL, James (Deidre) McRoy, Sr. of Tallahassee, FL, Antjuan Dickson of Rochester, New York and Vernard Dickson of Washington, DC; uncle, Hubert (Ernestine) West of Montezuma, GA; father-in-law, Dr. Marty Newman, of Albany, New York; three sisters-in-law: Sandy Barber of Stoughton, MA, Bonnie Wiener and Lisa McGee, both of Albany, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends.


July26

Mr. Kenneth Rush

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A graveside service for Mr. Kenneth Terrell Rush of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Eastview Cemetery with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating.

Kenneth Terrell Rush, known as Tee to loved ones unexpectedly passed away on July 26th, 2020 in Macon, Georgia at the age of 47.

Tee was born to James and Robin Johnson on December 9, 1972 in Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Americus High School in 1991 then attended Albany State University to pursue a degree in computer science. Shortly after he left the Albany Police Department, Tee enrolled into the Army, serving our country for over 6 years as a medical professional. While in the military he earned several decorations, including the Army Service Ribbon, Marksman Badge, Sharp Shooter Badge and an accomplished medical specialization.

After his military service Tee worked as a Guard at the Calhoun Correctional Facility and then joined the Albany State Police Department. After moving to Atlanta Tee began a 12-year career at Norfolk Southern as a Conductor and worked his way up the ranks to Train Master. Tee was a generous and witty person who loved his children dearly and was passionate about his career and setting an example for his siblings.

Kenneth Rush (Tee) is survived by his parents, James and Robin Johnson; his wife, Angel Rush; daughters, TaSheena Kinney (Francois) and Kennedy Rush; siblings, Sekeithia Brooks (Wayne), Orenza Johnson (Glenese), Kimberly Johnson, Darius Johnson (Trina); Ronald Solomon, grandchildren Jalen and Lauren Kinney; aunts, Malinda Morgan, JoAnn Waymon, Mertis Johsnon; uncle Miller Rush (Emma), Mark Clark; cousins, Yohannes Hollis, Terrence Rush (Yanti), Tamika Whitlock (Terrence), Shaketia Morgan, Travis Rush (Carla); a host of nieces, nephews, He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Mrs. Helen O. Wright Barner and his great-grandmother, Gertrude Hollis johnson; other relatives and friends, including devoted friends, Charlie, Marcus, Chris, Derreck, Timothy and Earnest.

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July25

Mr. Kenneth Reaves II

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Mr. Kenneth Reaves II of Americus, GA died on Wednesday, July 22, at Navient Healthcare in Macon, Georgia. A Celebration of Life Ceremony  will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at Georgia Veterans Park (Lake Blackshear).

 Mr. Kenneth Reaves, II was born to Kenneth Reaves, Ph.D. and Terri Onick on July 15, 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 27. Kenneth was a vibrant child and that carried that with him throughout his life. He brought life and laughter to those around him.

Kenneth Reaves, II is survived by his wife: Trinity Reaves; his three children: Keyshawn Reaves, A’zria Smith and Raimon West; his parents:  Kenneth Reaves, Ph.D. and Terri Onick; his brother: Ameer Onick; his sisters: Kier Singleton, Alexis Smith, Maqueisha Smith; his grandparents: Quinten and Carolyn Gresham, Rita Mae Williams; his aunts: Marilyn Reaves, Jean A. Humphries, Stephanie & Curtis Peoples; his uncles: Rodgers Reaves, Quinten Gresham, III., Ché Gresham; his great Aunts: Sannie Mae Doston, Ida Hicks, Ola & Dennis Hall, Laverne and Charles Comer, Lola Russell and Kay Gresham; his great uncle: Sanford Cross.

Kenneth lived the first part of his life the greater Atlanta area. Growing up he enjoyed playing soccer, basketball and football. His greatest joy was dancing. He loved to put the music on, and he would just get to moving. He loved showing the children how to dance and making them smile.

At the age of 13, Kenneth moved with his mom (Terri) and brother (Ameer) to the greater Miami, Florida area. While in Miami he continued to dance and entertain those around him. He participated in a Hip-Hop dance team while he attended Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School.

In 2017, he would come to meet Trinity Smith. They would eventually marry December 13, 2019. Out of that union would come, Keyshawn Ameer Reaves, born January 16, 2020. During this union Kenneth would come to love, cherish and raise A’zria Smith and Raymond “RJ” West as his own.

 

 

 

 


July24

Mr. James Simpson, Jr.

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Mr. James Moten Simpson, Jr. of Americus, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. A private service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Andersonville National Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 concerns, there is a limit of 25 people that can attend the service. We ask that you please MASK UP and continue social distancing for your protection and for the safety of others.

“Simp” or Jr. as he was fondly known by his family, was born on September 28, 1951 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late James M. Simpson, Sr. and the late Ollie Mae Laster Simpson. He gave his life to the Lord at an early age and joined the Greater Cedar Spring Baptist Church of Plains, Georgia.

"Simp" was educated in the public schools of Sumter County by attending Eastview Elementary and graduating from Staley High School of Americus, Georgia.   He also attended Georgia Southwestern College and South Georgia Technical School.   From 1976 – 1979, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After his tour of duty, he enlisted into the Navy Reserve.  Simp was employed for 25 years at Mullite Company of America in Andersonville, Georgia. He was a member of the American Legion #558.  It was known by all “Simp was a diehard fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bulls.”   He also enjoyed telling his favorite Uncle Oscar’s jokes.

Simp was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ollie Simpson; his grandparents, Deacon R. D. Laster and Rosa Lee Laster Mansfield Laster, Ed and Josephine (Sis.) Simpson; six aunts: Jessie, Mary A. Laster, Flora Monts, Emma Hicks, Johnnie Mae Cooks and Josie Simpson; eight uncles: Curtis, Jose, Marcellous, Jesse, Roosevelt Simpson, Robert and Arthur Laster.   

On May 8, 1993 he married Patricia Harris, and he leaves to cherish his memories three sons: James Moten Simpson, III of Covington, Georgia, Morris and Brandon Williams of Americus, Georgia; grandchildren:  Tredarrian Jakee, Anyah Tre’Mani Simpson of Covington, Georgia, Zaedyn Dismukes of Dothan, Alabama, Caden and Brylan Williams of Valdosta, Georgia, Peyton and Bella Williams of Americus, Georgia;  one devoted and lovely sister,  Mrs. Annie “Sue” (Thomas) Douglas of McDonough, Georgia; two aunts:  Mrs. Roxie Wakefield of Jacksonville, Florida and Mrs. Retha Dean (Lorenza) Thomas of Americus, Georgia; two uncles: Johnny Laster and Frankie (Minister Cloris) Laster of Americus, Georgia;  two great aunts:  Mrs. Susie Mae Hicks and Mrs. Sylvia Mae Hicks of Americus, Georgia; two devoted nephews: Roderick (Tracy) Douglas of Americus, Georgia and Thomas L. (Erika) Douglas of Atlanta, Georgia; great nieces/ nephews:  Kaci, Marquis, Christopher, Tyler and Kyle Douglas; one devoted sister/cousin, Josephine Simpson and one devoted brother/cousin,  Alex Bernard Gant of South Chester, Virginia;  other sister/brother/ cousins: Mary Hudson of Los Angeles, Freda (David) Turner of Windsor, Connecticut, Nannette Banks, Esther Simpson of Americus, Georgia; Several other cousins and friends also survive.      

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July23

MS. Brandy Elise Furlow

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The graveside service for Ms. Brandy Elise Furlow of Americus, GA will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Eastview Cemetery in Americus, GA with Overseer Linda Mathis officiating.

Because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC Guidelines have limited the number of people that are allowed to attend services. We ask that you please practice social distancing and WEAR MASKS for your safety and the safety of others.

 Ms. Brandy Elise Furlow was born on March 19, 1985 to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie Dorsey Furlow, Jr. and the late Mrs. Georgia Ann Furlow. On July 20, 2020, Brandy departed her life at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.  She is preceded in death by her parents: Mr. Willie Dorsey Furlow, Jr. and Mrs. Georgia Ann Furlow; grandparents: Mrs. Brownie Lee Dunn, Mr. Willie Dorsey Furlow, Sr. and Mrs. Pauline Stephens Furlow; uncles: Mr. Willie Lee Dunn, Mr. Charles Jerome Dunn and Mr. Sammie Lee Dunn; and cousin Chisa Tenise Dunn.

She leaves to cherish her memories three loving daughters: A’Shiah Green, Desiree Johnson, and Fallon Waymon all of Americus, Georgia; a loving grandfather, Mr. Eddie Lee Dunn, Jr. of Americus, Georgia; devoted aunts: Mrs. Rosa (MacArthur) Rutherford, Mrs. Virginia Furlow, Mrs. Juliette (Thomas) Jordan, Mrs. Vanessa Furlow and Ms. Gaye Williams all of Americus, Georgia; Ms. Brownie Dudley of Waldorf, Maryland, Mrs. Naomi (Randy) Dunn-Tanner of Hampton, Georgia and Mrs. Regina Dunn of Fayetteville, Georgia; devoted uncles: Mr. Eddie Lee (Kim) Dunn III and Mr. Larry Furlow of Americus, Georgia and Mr. Dexter Furlow of Albany, Georgia; her loving God-mother, Ms. Barbara Fulks; devoted friends: Shawn Alford and Ronnie Waymon, Jr. of Americus, Georgia; six great aunts and three great uncles; a host of cousins, friends and other relatives.

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July15

Mrs. Lucile Turner

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Graveside services for Mrs. Lucile Turner, 80, of Bethlehem, Georgia, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Green Acres Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia. Mrs. Turner passed away July 10, 2020 in Athens, Texas. Visitation will be held through our walk-up window Friday, July 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at West's Mortuary of Americus, Georgia.

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Lucile Annetta (Holton) Turner was born June 13, 1940 in Ellaville, Georgia, the youngest of five children of Lucious Holton and Doshie (Tooke) Holton. She married the love of her life, Roland Benjamin Turner on December 27, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois and they were married for 33 years until he went to be with the Lord. She was a nurturing and wonderful mother to her children and was a lifelong believer in God. Lucile enjoyed shopping, playing bingo and most importantly, talking to family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roland Turner; and siblings, Mattie Haynes, Mary Holton and Henry Holton.

Survivors include children, Romel Turner of Bethlehem, Georgia, Rosonya Adil and husband Lance of McDonough, Georgia and Romya Turner McCright and husband Matthew of Athens, Texas; sister, Bessie Freeman of Americus, Georgia; and numerous beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family members and friends.