January30

Ms. Helton Denise Ingram

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The Funeral Service for Helton Denise Ingram of Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12 noon at The Household of Faith Ministries. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Helton Denise Ingram who was affectionately known as “Helton” was born in Americus, Georgia on January 31, 1981 to Mrs. Patricia A. Ingram Clark and Mr. Moses Clark. She attended Americus High School and was in the class of 2000. Helton is preceded in death by her grandparents: Elnora & Paul Ingram, Catherine Clark and Luther Johnson; her aunts: Mary Grace and Cornella Williams.

She accepted Christ at a young age under the leadership of Overseer Ira and Betty Jenkins. She also attended Bethesda Baptist church for a while. On June 29, 2003, the Lord lead her to move her membership to The Household of Faith Ministries, Inc. under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Marcia Carter and Bishop Dr. Walter Carter, where she has been a member for sixteen years. She loved singing in the choir and leading songs like “Mighty God”, “Jesus Saves”, and many others. She had a passion for poetry and gospel songs and would often suggest many songs to the choir director for consideration. Helton had a special love for her Apostle & Bishop and would so often say that they were her other parents in the Lord. Above all else, Helton loved the Lord and had a relationship with him. May she hear the Lord say “Servant, well done”.

We cherish the memories we have of Helton. On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Helton Denise Ingram departed this earthly life, but will always live on in our hearts.

Helton leaves to cherish her memories: her mother and father, Patricia and Moses Clark of Americus, Georgia; her brother, Marvin Williams; aunt, Mary Matthew, Pauline Ingram and Vaturnia Ingram (whom she loved as an aunt);uncles: Henry Ingram, Otis Clark; cousins: Wanda (Willie) Hooks, Samantha (Anthony) Howard, Folivia (Lewis) Ingram, Shante Reynolds, Rozella Reynolds, Caroline, and Christine Reese; her great cousins include: Gregory, Xzaver, ShaQuita, Devante, Jacob, Sabrina, Tavoris, Braylin, Quincey, Zykerria, Jeremiah and a host of great, great cousins. She loved children dearly and was god-mother to many: Starr Davis, JaKaylen & JaKeylen Williams, Temperance Ingram, Cocoa, Nigeria & others. Helton was full of life and cherished the friends that she had. Mary Leverette, China Davis, Rosetta Lusane were some of her cherished friendships. She also shared love and fellowship with her sisters and brothers in Christ of The Household of Faith Ministries and the members of Faith of Deliverance Church, Americus, GA

 


January29

Ms. Eula Mae Sampson

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Ms. Eula Mae Sampson of Americus, GA died on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary.

Ms. Eula Mae Sampson was born in Sumter County, Georgia on December 12, 1941 to the late Annie Lou Sampson. “Lil Sister” or “Sugar Tit” as she was affectionately called was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and worked several jobs in Americus as a custodian.

She is survived by three sisters: Annie Lee Hooks (Leroy) of Leslie, GA, Bernice Bowen and Bertha Mae Edge all of Americus, GA; three brothers: Willie James Perry (Willie), Henry Lee Perry (Ruth) and Gundy Edge Jr. all of Americus, GA; nieces: Sandra Brown (Charles)  Desota, GA, Lena Hooks III, of Leslie, GA, Jimmy Hooks  (Carla) of Albany, GA, Virginia Gaines of Decatur, Georgia, Beverly Mathis (Henry) of Texas, Stephanie Bowen. Janice Maurice Bowen. Delisa Monique Bowen, Melissa Simpson and Latoya Shenice Bowen all of Americus. GA; one aunt: Eula Mae Prince of Americus, GA; nephews: Freddie Perry  of  Americus, GA and Chris Bowen  (Shanta) of Cordele, GA. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

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January23

Infant Kortez A. Smith

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The Funeral Service for Kortez Ah’Mir Smith will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary, 731 N Lee Street, Americus, Georgia with Rev. David Hamm officiating. Burial will follow at the Perry Grove Cemetery in Leslie, GA

Kortez Ah’Mir Smith, the infant son of Ms. Alexis Smith, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ms. Denise Smith.

Left with loving memories of Kortez are his mother, Alexis Smith; siblings: Kerry Champion, Jr. and Anniyah Champion; grandfather, Eric Davis; his God-Mother, Sanota Moore. Several other relatives also survive.


January21

Mrs. Esther W. Mathis Truman

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Mrs. Esther W. Mathis Truman passed away on January 21, 2019 in Maryland. On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 8620 GA Hwy 26E, Montezuma, Georgia. Her Funeral Service will begin immediately following visitation at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

She was the beloved mother of Milton Gouch, Jr. and Essie M. Willis-Brooks (Larry D. Brooks); dear grandmother of Willie Demetrius Willis, Antoine Brooks, Milton Gouch III, and Michelle Willis; and great grandmother of Alesia Frances Willis and Dallas Willis. Very dear to her were Lena and Charles Apete, Charleen, Annick, Mimi, Beraka and Elbenezer Apete, Alfred and Jackie Johnson and Promise and Hope Johnson. A very special thank you to the Thomas Family and the Daniels Family.

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January20

Mr. James Gee

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Memorial Service for James “Sweet Baby” Gee will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First SDA Church of Teaneck 405 E Englewood Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666

 

James Gee was born on February 19, 1939 in Enfield, North Carolina to the late Alex and Arlene Gee. He was the oldest boy of five brothers and three sisters.

 

James grew up and attended high school in Enfield, NC where he enjoyed singing and spending time with his family and friends. He performed at multiple high schools and talent shows across the state with a group called the “Night Trainers”. Shortly after graduation, James moved to Newark, NJ and opened a barber shop. A few years later he met and married Dorothy Gee, with whom he was united in love for over 50 years. The couple purchased a home in Fanwood, NJ and eventually went into business together. They were successful entrepreneurs dealing in real estate and entertainment for over 40 years. James was also the father of one devoted and caring son Quron. The family traveled often and enjoyed life to the fullest. 

 

In his adult years James founded an a capella group “Just Brothers”. They performed throughout the tri-state area and appeared on numerous tv and radio shows. The group was also tapped to sing at the NJ Governor’s inaugural ball. His magnetic personality and love for performing and singing was ever present throughout his life. 

 

James and Dorothy retired in 2004 and moved to Albany Ga. On Sunday, January 20th, 2019 James departed this world and peacefully transitioned to a greater fellowship with our Heavenly Father.

 

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Gee, his parents, Alex and Arlene Gee, and his sister, Lottie Bailey. His legacy of love, sharing, and a sweet spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of his son Quron (Danielle) Gee; grandsons Parker Gee and Logan Gee; brothers Floyd, Alexander Jr., Larry, and Rev. A.L. Gee; two sisters Violet Arlene and Beverly Hamlin and a host of caring nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

 

 


January18

Ms. Lena Mae Hunt

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The Funeral Service for Ms. Lena Mae Hunt of Americus, Georgia will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at United Holiness Church, Americus, Georgia.

Ms. Lena Mae Hunt was born on October 25, 1934 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mary and Willie Jerkins. She was a faithful member of United Holiness Church until her passing. Ms. Lena passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Mary Quwenty on Friday, January 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Hunt and her daughter, Carolyn Ann Terry.

Ms. Lena will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Larry Terry (Karen), Edward Hunt (Robie), Mary Quwenty (Eddie) and David Hunt; eight grandchildren; a host of other loving relatives and friends.

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January18

Mr. Michael Miles

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Michael Miles of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of West's Mortuary, 731 N Lee Street, Americus, Georgia.

Mr. Michael Fitzgerald Miles was born on July 23, 1964 to the late Willie C. Miles and Jewel Merritt Miles. He passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

Left with precious memories of Michael are his four children: MaQuitta Nimmons and Michael Izaiah Miles of Columbus, Georgia, LeTyarrian Jemel Miles and Shynia J. Miles of Americus, Georgia; one sister, Belinda Small; one brother, Christopher Miles; two nieces: LaToya Wallace and Tiffany Johnson; three grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive visitors at the home of Overseer Linda Mathis.

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January07

Mrs. Jasmine Smith Holmes

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The Funeral Service for Mrs. Jasmine NeKishe Smith-Holmes of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Bethesda Baptist Church, Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Jasmine NeKishe Smith-Holmes was born on July 13, 1984 in Americus, Georgia to James Smith and the late Cheryl L. Thomas. She was a 2002 graduate of Americus High School.  She was a former employee of Magnolia Manor Nursing Home and was employed by Home Nursing Incorporated. Jasmine was preceded in death by her sister, Crystal Floyd, nephew, Kentavious Floyd, great-grandmother, Georgia L. Ross Thomas, and grandparents, Henry L. Milner and Betty Thomas.

Left to cherish her memories: husband, Eric Holmes of Americus, Georgia; father, James (Anna) Smith, Americus, Georgia; sister, Michelle Smith, Americus, Georgia; brothers: Dondi (Annie) Durham, Americus, Georgia, Desmend J. (Candace) Hunter, Columbus, Georgia and Corey (Erica) Smith, McDonough, Georgia; aunts: Cassandra Thomas, Sharon Thomas, Gwendolyn Thomas and Gloria Anderson all of Americus, Georgia, Mikita Milner-Hollis of Warner Robins, Georgia and Gwendolyn Smith of Miami, Florida; uncles: Lewis Smith, Ulysses Smith and Major Thomas all of Americus, Georgia; mother-in-law, Fannie (Micheal) Lowery of Americus, Georgia; father-in-law: Pastor Curtis (Teresa) Bishop of Phenix City, Alabama; sisters-in-law: Nicole Mable, Satrina Holmes, Tandriea Boone, all of Americus, Georgia and Curjuanaliekya L.  Bishop of Cordele, Georgia; brother-in-law, Anthony (Sabrina) Fulks of Americus, Georgia; nephews: Simon and Aquavious Brown, Damarion Durham and Dondi Durham, Jr., Corderious Smith and Anthony Fulks, Jr. of Americus, Georgia; niece, Dominique Smith of McDonough, Georgia; grandparents: L.C. Smith and Rosa Green both of Americus, Georgia; god parents: Jerome and Deborah Clayton of Americus, Georgia, a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

 


January05

Mr. Milton Kleckley

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Mr. Milton Kleckley, Sr. was born on May 4, 1964 in Leslie, Georgia to Jessie Mae Kleckley. He was employed at Tape Specialist of Americus, Georgia and Nestle Purina in New York. He passed away on January 1, 2019 in Dunkirk, New York.The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12:00 at the New Life Holiness Church in Americus, GA. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Tara Bess Kleckley; children: Christopher Waters, Keeuntae Kleckley, Demarcus Bess, Justin Bess, Alexis Bess, Erica Bess, Milton Kleckley, Jr., Quantavious Bess and Tiara Bess; brothers and sisters: Johnny Jordan, Sylvester Jordan, Lee Kleckley, Doris Smith, Doreatha Kleckley and Carolyn Kleckley; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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January05

Ms. Pamela Ward McKenzie

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The Funeral Service for Ms. Pamela Ward McKenzie will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 207 Norris Street, Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Joe R. Hairston officiating. 

Pamela Renee Ward-McKenzie was born in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia on September 24, 1961 to the late George Junior Ward and Mary Alice Lewis Ward. Pamela obtained her education through the public school system of Macon County and was a 1979 graduate of Macon County High School.

Following high school, Pamela enlisted in the United States Navy and served her country proudly until she was honorably discharged. On January 5, 2019, Pamela McKenzie departed her earthly life for an eternal life. She was preceded in death by her three sisters Jackie G. Ward, Linda F. Lewis, and Cheryl A. Ward.

She leaves to cherish her memories her four beloved sons: Paul (Felecia) McKenzie, Jr., Preston (Ebony) McKenzie, Printin McKenzie, and Paris McKenzie; eight grandchildren; five siblings: George A. Ward of College Park, Georgia, Kenneth Ward (Beverly) of  Stockbridge, Georgia, Gail Ward of Charleston, South Carolina, Bryan Ward of Montezuma, Georgia and Kathy Mann (Alfonso) of Perry, Georgia; aunts and uncle: Peggy Ann Gibson and Annie Grace Benton of Atlanta Georgia, Elnora Long of Triangle, Virginia, Angela Roberts (Willie Frank) of Warner Robins, Georgia and Cornell Lewis of Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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