August08

Ms. Charlie Maria Barnes

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Memorial Services for Ms. Charlie Maria Barnes affectionately known as “Baby Sister” will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary of Americus, Georgia. 

Ms. Charlie Maria Barnes was born on September 6, 1948 in Americus, Georgia to the late Johnnie Barnes and the late Lola Green. At an early age she joined the Mt Olive Baptist Church. She attended McCoy Hill School and Staley High School. Ms. Barnes died on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center. 

She leaves to cherish her memory her three sisters: Marla McGrady, Madia Green and Odella Williams; three brothers: Bobby Green, Charles Green and Bill Green; A god-daughter, Kayla Holmes; and a devoted friend Jerome Wilborn. Several other relative and friends also survive.

 


August08

Mr. Jim Greene

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Funeral services for Mr. Jim Greene of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church with Rev. George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Deacon Jim Greene was born on April 6, in 1933 in Webster County, GA. to the late York Greene Sr. and the late Bertha Harvey. Mr. Greene was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Greene, Jr. and a brother York Greene Jr. Mr. Greene died on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Center.

In addition to his lovely wife of 57 years, Mrs. Dora Mae Greene, he leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, Mr. Robert Greene (Diane), Albany, GA., Mr. Daniel Glenn Greene of Durham, N. C.; Five Daughters: Ms. Dorothy Tullis, Ms. Phyllis Denise Greene, Ms. Janice Faye Greene all of Americus, GA. Ms. Melissa Amanda Holland (Eric) Tifton, GA. and Ms. Stephanie Renee Greene Columbus, GA; Eight grandsons: Clyde Tullis Jr., Darnell Ingram, Shaquiel Greene all of  Americus, GA, Eric Holland Jr. and Ayden Holland Tifton, GA, James Davis and Robbie Greene;  Two granddaughters: Akiel Lincoln of Savannah GA, Ms. Mckinley Genwright, Columbus, GA; One sister, Hazel Cook, New York, New York. One niece Rosa Jackson, Buena Vista, GA. four sisters-in-law: Annie B. Allen (James), Willie Pearl Murphy (Arthur), Lillian Johnson and Margie Hodge all of Orlando, Florida; four brothers-in-law: Jimmy Lee Johnson, A.B. Johnson, Jr. (Rachel), Charles Johnson and Alvin Johnson all of Orlando, Florida.


August07

Mr. Theodore Jones

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Funeral services for Mr. Theodore Jones of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Magnolia Baptist Church with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the New Hope Cemetery.

 

Mr. Theodore Jones was born February 25, 1951 in Chicago Illinois to the late Mr. Robert Jones and Ms. Hilda Flamon Cooks. His early years were spent in Chicago. While still in grade school, he moved to Montezuma, Georgia and was reared by his grandmother, Mrs. Maggie McKenzie. He attended the public schools of Macon County. At an early age he joined the band of believers and became a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. Theodore was united in holy matrimony to Edith Howard in 1969. This union was blessed with one child. Mr. Jones worked as a brick mason for many years. On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 the Lord called him from labor to reward.

 

His memories are cherished by his mother, Hilda Cooks of Chicago, Illinois; two sons: Edward Howard (Donna) of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Anchonsey Montel Miller, Sr. (Teresa) of Unadilla, Georgia; thirteen grandchildren: Deondra, Taneshia, Ryshanna, Shamiyah, Xavier, De’Onna, Quintara, Erika, Jelicia, Anchonsey Jr., Tajarvious, Shamaria, and Squari; two great grandchildren: Samaria and Hayden; siblings: Charlene Rogers (Gary), Brenda Johnson, Ernestine Jones, and Thomas Cooks (Angela) all of Chicago, Illinois; special aunts: Annie Neal Collier and Cora Shelley; special uncle, Otis Evans (Willie Ruth); special cousins: Louise Jones and Barbara McKellar; special friend, Gerald Burnam; caregiver, Shonda Mathis; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

July11

Mrs. Sherry Ward Shanks

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Funeral services for Mrs. Sherry Ann Ward Shanks of Solomon Drive Ellenwood, Georgia will be held on Saturday July 21, 2012 at Global Impact Christian Ministries in Stockbridge, Georgia. Burial will follow on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson Georgia. A wake will be held Thursday July 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Dawson, Georgia. Another wake will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Global Impact Christian Ministries in Stockbridge, Georgia. 

 

Sherry Ann Ward Shanks was born on September 26, 1955 in Dawson, GA to the late Louvenia Ward and Sammie Lee Ward. She died on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at her home in Ellenwood, Georgia.

 

She is survived by her husband Robert Shanks Jr.; one daughter Petronia Aeisha Shanks; two grandsons: Immanuel Shanks and Nehemiah Shanks; her father, Sammie Lee Ward; two brothers: James (Hattie) Ward, Forrest (Fetina) Ward; three sisters: Stephanie (Kenny) Ward White, Carolyn (Ben Lee) Williams and Helen Anderson; a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

 

 

July04

Mrs. Lottie Mae Brown

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Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Mae Brown of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Lottie Mae Brown was born October 21, 1929 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Frank Robinson and the late Flora B. White Robinson. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and joined New Hope Baptist Church. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Clifford Brown, Sr. This union was blessed with eight children. On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, she departed this life at her home. Her brother Herbert Robinson and sister Virginia White preceded her in death.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her children: Jimmy (Mattie) Brown, Willie James (Shirley) Brown, and Jerry Brown of Montezuma, Georgia, Clifford (Lucille) Brown, Willie Frank Brown, Sr., Terry (Sherry) Brown, J.S. Brown, and Jean Brown of Marshallville, Georgia; two grandchildren reared as her own: Tyeshia and Nishalic Brown; twenty-four grandchildren, forty-three great grandchildren, sixteen great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Mary Lizzie Brown of Marshallville, Georgia and Bernice Brown of Miami, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.  


July01

Mr. James Bell, Sr.

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Funeral services for Mr. James Bell, Sr. of 1301 2nd Montgomery Street Americus, GA will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. H.C. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Our loved one, Mr. James Bell, Sr., son of the late Mr. Oscar Bell and Mrs. Addie L. Bell was born on January 7, 1923 in Washington County, Georgia. He received his education in Washington County public schools. James was a loving son, brother, father, husband and friend. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and joined Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Davisboro, Georgia. He served wherever he was needed. He was a faithful member until he moved away. In October of 1952 he was united in Holy matrimony to the late Mrs. Bennie Lee Bell. They shared many beautiful years together. He loved to travel, and finally settled in Americus, Georgia, where he joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until his health failed and God called him home on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by two brothers: Mr. McKinley Bell, Mr. Sherman Britt Bell, and a sister, Mrs. Fina Mae Bell Gardner.

James leaves to cherish his loving, caring, thoughtful and devoted memories to his God-Daughter, Ms. Susie W. Henderson, Plains, Georgia; two sons: Mr. Willie Frank Bell, of California and Mr. James (Glover Dean) Bell, Jr. Americus, Georgia; three daughters: Mrs. Diane (James) Holman, Douglasville, Georgia, Ms. Debra Smith, Americus, Georgia and Ms. Melinda Price, Marietta, Georgia; three sisters: Mrs. Susie (Murphy) Zimmerman, Mrs. Alberta Juhan, both of Atlanta, Georgia and Mrs. Addie Lee (Robert) Lockhart, Clarksville, Tennessee; one brother, Mr. Arthur Lee (Dora) Bell of Atlanta, Georgia; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, several other relatives, sitters, nurses, and friends.

 

 


June10

Mr. Johnny Lee Young

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Funeral services for Mr. Johnny L. Young of Americus, Georgia were held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2:00 P.M at Scott’s Mater C.M.E. Church with Elder James H. Jackson officiating. Burial followed at the Hill Cemetery.

 

Mr. Johnny L. Young, known to all who knew him as “Buck” was born in Sumter County on August 18, 1960, to Geneva Young and the late James Young. As a child he liked to play jokes on everyone. He was a kind hearted person anything that he could do to help you he’d do it. He was a very knowledgeable person, knowing a little about everything. As a child he joined Scotts Mater C.M.E. Church but like most he strayed away from the church. But after some years of being away from us he made up his mind to make a change in his life, he came back to the church. Two brothers and an aunt preceded him in death, Charlie Hall, Robert Hall, Louise McDonald. On June 10, 2012, the day set aside for him to be absent with us but present with the Lord, Johnny quietly slipped away from us.

 

He will be missed by his mother Geneva Young; his fiance’ Joanne Dowdell; brothers: John (Lilly) Hall, Margate, FL, James Young, Jr., Americus, and Willie (Isabel) Lucas, San Jose, California; sister, Patricia Edden (Jerome Jackson), Americus; sister-in-law, Barbara J. Hall, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a half sister, Gloria Leverette, Americus; one aunt, Hazel Freddrick, Americus; a great uncle, Mr. George King, of Americus, whom he cherished very much; a great aunt, Mrs. Claudette Hatten, Vienna, Georgia. Buck was well known and well liked by all who knew him, but as life would have it, there were those few that he called “my good friends” Dennis and Tracy Carter: “my relatives that went above and beyond” Tara Leverettte and Rachel who came just so that her grandmother would not be alone as she waited for news of her youngest son’s fate. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives also survive

 

 

 

 

May20

Mr. Oscar Daniels, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Daniels, Jr. of Plains, Georgia will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church with Rev. George Frank Monts officiating. Burial will follow at the Poplar Spring Cemetery in Preston, Georgia

 

Mr. Oscar Daniels, Jr.was born on March 12, 1948 in Webster County, Georgia to the late Oscar Daniels, Sr. and the late Rosie Brown. At an early age he joined the St. Luke Baptist Church He was educated in the public schools of Webster County. “Cat Blue” as he was affectionately called will always be remembered for his warm smile and friendly personality. Mr. Daniels died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Lillian Carter Nursing Home in Plains, Georgia.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory, three devoted daughters: Dina Odoms, Latoya and Jalisa of Delray Beach, Florida; three devoted sons: Joe Anquan Bowens of Americus, Georgia, Johnny and Jermaine Jackson of Delray, Florida; seven nieces and nephews: Patricia (Raymond) Tookes, Kelvin (Jessica) Sims, Irvin Daniels, Christopher (Vertrescia) Sims, George (Angela) Sims, Diane (Thomas) Ross and Leanne Sims; A special niece, Ira Lee Walker; one brother-in-law, George Sims, Sr. of Americus, Georgia; one sister-in-law Annie Ola Ross of Plains, Georgia; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; Three devoted friends: Robert Lewis, Robert Hardy and Janice Foster; several other relatives and friends also survive.


May13

Mr. Aaron Brooks Reece

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Funeral services for Mr. Aaron Brooks Reece of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church on Cotton Ave in Americus, Georgia with Rev. George Edge officiating. Burial will follow on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Andersonville National Cemetery. 

 

Aaron B. Reece, Sr.was born on September 23, 1949 to the late Winthrop Reece, Sr. and Hattie Brooks Reece in Brooklyn, New York. He received his formal education through the New York City Public School System.  While still in his formative years, Aaron joined Trinity Baptist Church and embraced ideologies that influenced him into adulthood. During the Vietnam War, Aaron had a strong conviction to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  He later received an honorable discharge. After returning home, Aaron was still compelled to “protect and serve” and accepted a position as a Police Officer with the New York City Housing Police Department. While on duty, he met “Liz” and within four years, the two decided to pledge their love through marriage. After retirement, Aaron relocated the family to Atlanta, Georgia where they resided for several years until moving to Americus, Georgia in 2008. 

 

Aaron, a go-getter, found himself bored with retirement and again sought out opportunities to ensure the safety of others.  He worked for the DeKalb County Correctional Facility and later the Sumter County Law Enforcement Center until the time came that he needed to focus on his own well-being and that of his family.   

 

In 2010, Aaron was diagnosed with lung cancer.  His physicians predicted that he had three months to live.  They were wrong.  God granted Aaron two more years to live, love, and to be loved.  He also had the opportunity to restore his relationship with God.  

 

Aaron departed this life on Sunday, May 13, 2012 with his wife and best friend at his side. Aaron was preceded in death by his parents Hattie and Winthrop Reece, Sr. and his sister, Sharon V. Leake.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Elizabeth; six beloved children: Aaron Reece, Jr., Debra Ingram, Lance, Patrick, Domineque and Peter Reece; four cherished grandchildren: Briyana, Anita, and Emanuel Ingram, and Laina Lopez; devoted brothers: Winthrop Reece, Jr. (Caryl-Ann) of Louisa, VA, and Tyrone B. Reece, Sr. of Vermont; treasured sisters: Joyce Reece Thomas of Charlotte, NC and Starr Reece King (Amos) of Greensboro, NC; caring in-laws: mother-in-law, Rose Pope; brothers-in-law: Alphonso, Alexander and Malcolm Pope; sisters-in-law: Danielle Harry, Linda and Odetta Pope and Deborah Reece; special sons: Norbert Ingram, Robert Francis, Antravious McCoy and Troy Smith; special daughters: Zymedria Nash and Alicia Perkins; several other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 


May06

Mrs. Viola Green

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Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Green of Byromville, Georgia will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt Olive Baptist Church in Byromville, Georgia with Rev. Alvin Turner officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

 

Mrs. Viola Green, daughter of the late Laurena and Ran Felton, was born January 23, 1922 in Dooly County, Georgia. At an early age she confessed her faith in Jesus Christ and became a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

 

Mrs. Green always had a positive attitude and a spirit of generosity. She was a very caring, fun-loving person who will be missed by many. She passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation Center.

 

Mrs. Green was the mother of eight children; two preceded her in death, Manikin Green and Mary Ann Green. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Laurena Jones of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Elizabeth (Robert) Reese and Mildred Green of Newark, New Jersey, Victoria Burden of Montezuma, Georgia, Gloria Smith and Howard Green of Byromville, Georgia; her brother and sister, Willie James Felton and Sennie Mae Green of Miami, Florida; fourteen grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 

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