Mr. Jimmy Harvey

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Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmy Harvey age 40 of Americus, GA will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Key officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.


Mr. Jimmy Harvey was born on June 26, 1971 in Americus, GA to the late Rubin Harvey and Mary Alice Harvey. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age he joined the Union Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Ulysses Brown. He was once employed as a production Assembler at Cooper Lighting in Albany, GA also at Woodgrain Molding and Cooper Lighting in Americus. Mr. Harvey died on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Phoebe–Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA.


He leaves to cherish is memory his mother, Mary Alice Harvey; three daughters: Laquida Harvey, Deundra Denmark both of Americus, GA and Nzali Harvey of Jacksonville, FL.; one sister, Willie Mae Mitchell of Atlanta, GA; four brothers: Ruben Harvey, Jr. of Chester, PA, Michael Harvey, David Harvey, and Alfonso Ross all of Americus; four loving grandchildren: Harmony Parker, Zachary Denmark, Joshua Parker and Chrishyia Howard; three devoted aunts: Lula Mae Waters and Varness Sutton both of Americus and Barbara Ross of Detroit, MI; a devoted uncle, Moses Ross of Buena Vista, GA and a devoted god-mother, Elsie (L.C) Denmark of Americus. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

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Mr. Dock French, Jr.

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Mr. Dock French, Jr. age 81 of Smithville, GA died on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at Friendship Baptist Church in Americus, GA. Mr. French will lie in repose at the church from 11:00 AM to Noon.


Mr. Dock French Jr. affectionately known as (Junior) was born on September 15, 1930 in Lee County to the late Dock French Sr. and Bobbie French Brown. He is the sixth of six siblings that all preceded him in death, Four sisters: Birdell Anderson, Sadie Thomas, Bessie Cokin, and Flossie Thomas, one brother Ruben French Sr. Dock was educated at MacAfee Baptist Church in Lee County. In January 1953, he was united in holy Matrimony to Mary Cutts French, God blessed them with Eight Children; three Sons and Five daughters, two Sons preceded him in death, Andrew French Sr. and Ulysses Daniels.


On August 25, 2011 Dock gave his life to Christ and accepted him as his personal Savior. He joined Jerusalem Grove Missionary Baptist Church during their Annual Revival, under the leadership of Pastor Charles Carr, and Dr. Timothy French, the guest Speaker.


Dock was a farmer for many years at the McCray farm Smithville, GA he later worked for Reeves Construction Company for 40 years where he retired. After his retirement he started working at Smithville Pecan Company for Mr. Lee Cook. He loved his job. He was well known and respected throughout the Community; many people were drawn to him because of his great sense of humor, and personality. He never met a stranger. Whenever you didn’t see him sitting around downtown he was somewhere fishing with Willie, and Boo or just hanging out with his road dog Sam Sneed. He loved life, having a good time Barbecuingand sitting around a fire with his family and friends, especially his nephews whom he loved dearly, Willie French, Charlie Barner, Vincent Dismuke, Dewayne Thomas, Charlie & Cletus Thomas, Willie Edward, Kent, Lamonte and many others.


On Friday, October 7, 2011 God called his Courageous Soldier home. Those left to rejoice and celebrate his life are his six children: Doc French III (Barbara) Macon, GA, Gussie (Willie) Whitaker, Glenda French, Aldean French, Mary V Adkins all of Albany, GA, Clara French Thomas, Smithville, GA; a devoted friend Ms. Irene Tolbert Albany, GA; A very sweet and devoted Caregiver, his niece Doris (William) Angry Smithville, GA; twenty four grandchildren, twenty six great-grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren; seven brother in laws: Douglas Cutts, Clifford Cutts, Smithville, GA, Willie Green (Martha) Cutts, Calvin Cutts, Desoto, GA, Johnny (Gloria) Cutts Albany, GA, Walker Lee Wright, Miami FL, Solomon Mack, Boynton, Beach FL; five sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Cutts, Albany GA, Evelyn (Jerry) Iverson Montgomery AL, Addie Cutts, Desoto GA, Rosie Godbee (Willie) Miami, FL and Vera Rivers Smithville GA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.






Infant De'Jean D. Glover, Jr.

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Graveside Services for Infant De’Jean Dewayne Glover, Jr.

were held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lebanon Cemetery in Plains, Georgia with Elder David Towns, Officiating

Infant De’Jean Dewayne Glover, Jr. was born on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center to Qwenaira Morgan and De’Jean Dewayne Glover, Sr. On that day our Lord and Savior saw his precious angel struggling for life and decided to remove all of his pain and take him Home with him.
He is survived by his parents, Qwenaira Morgan and De’Jean Dewayne Glover, Sr.; His grandparents: Meshia & Lawrence Williams of Plains, GA, Richard Morgan of Plains, GA, Shannon Glover of Cordele, GA and Eddie Rocker; great grandparents, Lori and Mark Wilson of Americus, Georgia. Several other relatives and friends also survive.


Mr. Sean G. Scott

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Funeral services for Mr. Sean G. Scott of Leesburg, GA

will be Wed. August 31, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Americus, GA. Burial will follow at the Green Grove Bapt. Church Cemetery in Smithville, GA.

Sean G. Scott was born on December 19, 1989 in Albany, GA to Sedrick Scott and Leah McIntosh. He was educated in the Lee County School System until 2005 where he was an outstanding athlete. He then moved to Florida where he attended and graduated from Hudson High School. There Sean continued his excellence in athletics as a star Linebacker and Running Back on the football team. Sean set his High School’s single season rushing record and was named Player of the Week several times during his playing days. He attended Green Grove Baptist Church in Smithville, Georgia. He was employed by Inglett & Stubbs Electrical Construction Company as an apprentice electrician. Sean died tragically on Thursday, August 25th at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents: Sedrick & Shonda Scott of Atlanta, GA and Leah McIntosh of Leesburg, GA; Brothers & sisters: Gage King of Leesburg, GA Sedrick Deshun Scott, Steven Donale Scott both of Atlanta, GA and Shania Danyale Scott of Atlanta, GA; grandparents, Mrs. Ethel Scott, Mrs. Thelma McIntosh both of Leesburg, GA and Ms. Martha Snead of Americus, GA; aunts & uncles: Cissy McIntosh & Carl Lovitt of Tampa, FL, Keith McIntosh of Indiana, Nikki Hinkle of LaGrange, GA, Jeffrey & Renee Waters of Washington, DC, Ricky & Robin Waters, Jerome Waters, Sr. all of Smithville, GA, Alonzo & Kiwana Waters of Leesburg, GA, Tommy (Angel) Clark, Tyrone Snead, and Michael Terry all of Americus, Chris Snead of Atlanta, GA,; his God-mother Mrs. Doris Isaac of Washington, DC. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

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Mrs. Eddie Mae Cooper Henderson

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Funeral service for Mrs. Eddie Mae Cooper Henderson

will be Saturday September 3rd at 11:00 AM at the Old Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. Christopher McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow at the Cooper Family Cemetery.

Eddie Mae Cooper was born on October 30, 1938 to the late Leaston S. Cooper Sr. and Elnora Westbrook Cooper of Leslie, GA. Eddie received her primary education in Sumter County, Georgia. In the summer of 1958, she met and fell in love with Donell Henderson. They were wed and then moved to Miami, Florida, where she became a seamstress and homemaker. To this union four children were born. Eddie Mae was a very ambitious woman. She attended Dorset Skill Center, where she earned a trade in clerical work. She later attended Miami Dade College, where she earned a Degree in Social Work. Eddie was always helping others, which led to her career change. She met and overcame many challenges and found another calling in a different line of work at the Opa Locka Public Works Department. She was later promoted to the Opa Locka Police Department, where she worked as a Property Specialist until her retirement.

Eddie Mae wore many hats and was a loving, caring and God fearing woman. She formed a relationship with God early in life and accepted him as her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She joined the New Pineville Baptist Church in Leslie, GA. Her most precious gift was the birth of her four children, whom she taught good morals, sound values, respect and self worth. Above all she taught them to love God and brought them up in his admonition. She taught them to aim high and that all things are possible with God in their lives. Eddie also had a passion for sewing. She made gowns for proms and weddings and loved sewing for her family. She also loved to cook and of course we all LOVED her sweet potato pies the most.. She also loved poetry and music and shared this passion with her children. Hearing familiar sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Oaye, Al Green and the Staple singers to name a few, but her favorite were the sounds of Mahalia Jackson and Pastor Shirley Caesar. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Miami, Florida under the leadership of Pastor Arthur Jackson, where she attended regularly until her illness. Eddie Mae was called home on August 22, 2011. She was met by her Mother Elnora, Father Leaston Sr., brothers, Joe, Leaston Jr., Eugene and Nathaniel; Sisters: Annie Clara, Sarah and Gertrude; all of whom preceded her in death.
She leaves precious memories to her four children: Ronnie, Milton, Melvin Henderson (Arlington, GA); Daughter, Gwendolyn Henderson Robinson (Miami, FL); Seven grandchildren: Garrett Robinson, Corey J. Robinson, Milton Henderson, Jr., Marcus Robinson, Tyshia Graham Henderson, Camekia Douglas Henderson, D”ynia Henderson, all of Miami, FL; One great grandson, Master Julius A. Scott, and Tyshia. Six sisters: Nadine(John) King, Smithville, GA, Vera (Arie) Arney, Dallas, GA, Rena Cooper, Conyers, GA, Barbara Linnear, Eartha (Johnny) Robertson, Augusta, GA and Irene (AL) Rutherford, Americus, GA; Eight Brothers: Willie Cooper, Eddie Lee(her twin) (Effie) Cooper, Arthur (Carolyn) Cooper, Leslie, GA, Reubin (Vivian) Cooper, Ceasar Cooper, Miami, FL, Tony(Amanda) Cooper, Americus, GA, Thomas Cooper (Angellette), Fayetteville, N.C., Royzell (Shirley) Cooper, Vienna, GA; Sisters-in-law, Minnie Cooper, Tacoma. Washington, and Brenda Delom Cooper, Leslie, GA; A special niece who was like a sister, Evelyn Jordan, Miami, FL; three of her “Golden Gurls”, (BFF’S) Louise Thompson, Eve Jones, and Ms. Barr, all of Miami, FL, also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives. 



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Mr. Charles Dunn

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Funeral services for Mr. Charles J. Dunn of Ashby Street Americus, GA

will be Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Power of Faith Deliverance Church on Ashby Street in Americus, Georgia with Prophetess Linda Mathis officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Charles Jerome Dunn was born on March 18, 1961 to Mr. Eddie Lee Dunn Jr. and Mrs. Brownie Davis Dunn. He received his education in the Sumter County school system. Mr. Charles Dunn was employed by Simplex Nails of Americus, Georgia for many years. He was preceded in death by his brother Mr. Willie Lee Dunn. On Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Mr. Charles Dunn departed his life at his residence.

He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted parents, Mrs. Brownie Dunn and Mr. Eddie Lee Dunn Jr. both of Americus GA; Four sisters: Rosa (MacArthur) Rutherford of Americus GA, Brownie Dudley of Waldorf, MD, Georgia Furlow of Americus, GA, and Naomi (Thomas) Tinnin of Atlanta, GA; two brothers: Sam (Regina) Dunn of Riverdale, GA, and Eddie (Kim) Dunn III of Americus, GA. Aunts include; Elizabeth Monts, Minister Linda Mathis, Rebecca Davis, Dora Bell (A. J.) Daniels, and Leanamae Coleman, all of Americus, Uncles include: O. Z. Coleman, Eugene Coleman, all of Americus, and Reverend Leroy (Ethal) Davis, Hartford, CT. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

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Mr. Andrew Leverette

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Funeral service for Mr. Andrew Leverette of Americus, Georgia

will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West's Mortuary in Americus, GA with Rev. Willie Greene officiating.
Mr. Andrew “Andre” Leverette was born in Americus, GA on January 12, 1966 to the parentage of the late Mrs. Florine Leverette Thomas, the late Richard Gaynor, and James Dodson. He received his education from Americus High. During that time, he was an outstanding all-star football player. He graduated in 1984. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Florine Leverette Thomas, his father Richard Gaynor, his sister Latasha Thomas, his grandmother Willie Buckins, and his aunt Cathy Ann Buckins. Mr. Leverette died on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center.

He leaves to mourn his passing, three daughters: Coneisha Leverette, Camelia Leverette-Lewis (Derren), and Andrea Leverette all of Americus, GA; Two brothers: Darius Harris (Patricia) of Americus, GA and Robert Davis of Newman, GA. Six sisters: Renee Whitt (Will) of Seattle, WA, Tanya Jeffords (William) of North Augusta, SC, Shelly Fagan of Bessmer, AL, Yvette Long of Mendham, NJ, Elana Gatvan of Patterson, CA, and Kimberly Davis of San Jose, CA. Eleven uncles: Charles Gooden (Pharthenia), Danny Gooden (Carla), Arthur Gooden (Lou Emma), Jonathan Gooden all of Jacksonville, FL. Lee Warren Gooden (Mildred) of Americus, GA, Joe Grimsley of Columbia, AL, William Gaynor of Tampa, FL, James Gaynor (Edna) of Blakely, GA, and Richard D. Gaynor of Foley, AL, James S. Buckins, and Daniel Buckins (Selina) of Americus, GA; Three Aunts: Rudine Davenport (Willie) of Columbia, AL, Alma Gaynor and Gail Gaynor both of Tampa, FL. Four Grandchildren: Jordan Hamilton, Justin Leverette, Camryn Lewis, and Jadon Leverette all of Americus, GA. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other relatives including a devoted friend, Rebecca Hooks.


Mr. John Mathis

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Funeral services for Mr. John L. Mathis age 66 of Westside Dr. Americus, GA

will be held Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 A.M. at the Power of Faith Deliverance Church on Ashby Street in Americus with Prophetess Linda Mathis officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Mathis died on Sunday July 10th at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus.


Mr. John L. Mathis was born on September 1, 1944 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Sallie and C.P. Mathis. He was married to the late Gertrude Mathis. He was preceded in death by one brother Minister Ike Mathis. Mr. Mathis died on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. Left to cherish his memory are his four sons: Johnny Mathis, Jr. “G-Moe”, Reginald “Poochie” Mathis (Fenita Reddick), Joel Mathis and Dean Mathis all of Americus, Georgia; one sister, Cassie Weston of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Prophetess Linda Mathis of Americus, Georgia. A host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive.



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Mr. Willie Albert Fegans

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Mr. Willie Albert Fegans

was born June 2, 1957 to Mrs. Sally B. Hooks Kelly and the late Tarzie Fegans, Jr. in Montezuma, Georgia.

He attended the public schools of Macon County and graduated from D.F. Douglass High School. Albert accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and became a member of Union Baptist Church. On Saturday, July 9, 2011, our beloved bid this world farewell at the Montezuma Health Care Center. His memories will live on in his children, Gary English, Charlie Roberts (Tashika) of Atlanta, Georgia, Jermaine Smith and Deon Smith of Montezuma, Georgia, and Sheena Jones (Kini) of Vienna, Georgia; his mother, Sally B. Kelly of New Jersey; twelve grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Patricia Robinson (Patrick) of Chesterfield, New Jersey, Jackie Sparks (Elton) of Perry, Georgia, Evelyn Thomas of Albany, Georgia, Arthur Fegan of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Fogie Milton Fegan of Perry, Georgia, Billy Fegan and Eddie Fegan of Brooklyn, New York; Godmother, Grace McCaurin of Brooklyn, New York; devoted niece, Angela Mathis of Montezuma, Georgia; a host of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends; special friends: Hubert and Ernestine West, J.W. Quinn, Ophelia Waters, Marilyn Ford, and the Union Baptist Church family.

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Ms. Mattie Mae Walters

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Funeral services for Ms. Mattie Mae Walters of Buttercup Lane Americus, GA

will be held Friday, July 8th at 11:00 AM at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Mattie Mae Walters was born on May 1, 1932 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Dan and Gussie Walters and passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011 at her home in Americus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her devoted daughter Emma Jean Lockett, her sister Hattie Mae (Roy) Foster and niece Veronica (John) Brown.

Sis Walters was an active member of the Allen Chapel AME Church where she served in many areas - Secretary of the L.J. Jones Usher Board, President of Stewardess Board #2, Secretary of Stewardess Board #3, and Correspondence Secretary of the Noisy B. Stephens Women’s Missionary Society. She was chosen Queen of the Eastern District WMS (Women’s Missionary Society, and was a member of the adult church school class.
Survivors include her son, Rev. Ted (Trudy) Walters of Vidalia, GA, brother, Dan Walters Jr. and sister Lizzie Maye of Americus, GA, grandchildren, Barry (Bridget) McGrady, Marietta, GA, Corey (Kelly Tyner) Lockett, Americus, GA, Trenton Walters, Vidalia, GA, Kima (Jermaine) Young, Savannah, GA, and Alicia Brantley, Vidalia, GA, great-grandchildren Brandi, Breah and Barry (B.J.) McGrady Jr, Marietta, GA, Saviyah Brantley, Vidalia, GA and Kimora Young, Savannah, GA devoted nephews, Roy “Butch” Foster Jr. (Tairetha), West Palm Beach, FL, Robert and Kelvin Maye as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
West's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.