December23

Mr. Oscar Trice

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 Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Trice of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00 at Upper Room Holiness Church, 1637 GA Hwy 90 W, Oglethorpe, Georgia with Elder Michael Burden officiating.

Oscar Trice was born on April 2, 1949 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Mattie Cromer West and the late Green Trice. He was educated in the public schools of Macon County and was a graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country. He received an Honorable Discharge on January 30, 1977.

Oscar was a compassionate man who loved his family dearly. He was a devoted caregiver to his brother Jim Trice and sister Elois West. On Saturday, December 23, 2017, Oscar Trice departed this earthly life for sweet eternity with His Heavenly Father. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Sammy Lee West, Buster James West and Elois West.

Precious memories will always remain with his loving family which includes his brothers: John (Ida) Bogan and Jim Trice of Montezuma, Georgia and G.L. (Dorothy) Trice of Bowling Green, Florida; his Godson, Anthony Worthy, Jr.; a host of loving nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 


December16

Mrs. Deborah Ann Gordon Wallace

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Funeral Services for Ms. Deborah Ann Denise Gordon Wallace of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Friendship Baptist Church, Americus, Georgia. Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Deborah Ann Gordon Wallace was born on February 10, 1960 to the late Louise Gordon and Norman Gordon. She was educated in the Americus City School System and was employed at Mental Flint Breezeway. She enjoyed reading, doing arts and crafts, and spending time with family and friends. Our Father called our beloved Deborah Ann home on December 16, 2017.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Antonio Moran Gordon; three sisters: Gwendolyn Josey, Sarah Elizabeth Gordon and Vanessa Butts; two brothers: Kenneth Lee Gordon and Ulysses Butts; and one grandson, Tavis Jones, Jr.

Precious memories of her life will forever live on in the hearts of her six children, which include her beloved daughter, Kimothy (James) Wallace, five sons: Jamie (Tosha) Wallace, Timothy (Connie) Wallace, Jonas (Tiannia) Wallace, Julius (Jaquitta) Wallace and Johnathon (Jabra) Wallace; her grandmother, Rosa Bell Anthony; her sisters and brothers that loved her dearly: The baby girl, Evette (Dwight) Christmas of Marietta, Georgia, Craig (Lisa) Gordon of Smyrna, Georgia, Tyrone Gordon of Jacksonville, Florida, Larry Gordon, Tyrone Thompson, Herman (Rhonda) Stephens, Charlie Foster and Robenna Robinson of Americus, Georgia, Edgar (Eula) Butts and Rufus (Christina) Thompson of Marietta, Georgia; twenty-six grandchildren, five devoted grandchildren: Demarcus Wallace, Ny’aisa Wallace, Ja’kayla and Jekyhla Berry and Ty’aisha Jones;  a devoted niece, Janice Tucker Floyd; two devoted great nephews: Jamarius Bullard and De’vonte’ Tucker; two  devoted friends: Stella Jackson and Duane Welborn, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

December10

Ms. Jacquelin Fay Floyd

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Graveside services for Ms. Jacqueline Fay Floyd of Columbus, Georgia formerly of Americus, Georgia will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 P.M at the New Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. W.G. Grover officiating.

Jacqueline Floyd was born on November 15, 1965 in Americus, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Andrew Lee Floyd, and the late Mrs. Viola Jordan Floyd, She was educated in the Sumter County Public School System.  One of her favorite things to do was listen to music. In addition to being a great mother and sister, she was also a hard working lady that loved taking care of others. Jacquelin passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the home of her sister. She was proceeded in death two sisters: Shirley Floyd and Wanda Floyd, and one brother Andrew Floyd Jr.

She is survived by two sons: Author James Jones Jr., Jacor Floyd both of Columbus Georgia; one sister, Pamela Floyd of Americus, Georgia, one brother, Lonie (Tierra) Floyd of Americus, Georgia; five uncles, three aunts and a host of nieces, nephews and friends including, Vickie Floyd, Ms. Snoopy and Lois Floyd all of Columbus, Georgia

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


December01

Mr. Roosevelt James

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Roosevelt James of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in  Montezuma Georgia. Mr. Roosevelt James was the former chairman of The Macon County Commissioners. He made his transition on December 1, 2017 at The Perry Hospital.

Mr. James is survived by his wife, Rebecca James; his children: Ronney (Mary) James, Dennis (Regina) James, Anita James Pettiford, Sandra James Jordan, Lucinda J. (Walter) Jolly, Brenda J. (Mack) Brannon, Melvin (Oscilla) Adams, Phyllis (Ronnie) Collins, Mary Ann Adams and Beverly (Alexander) Ellis; his brothers: Elmo James, Leroy (Shirley) James and Lynmore (Faye) James; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

November24

Mr. James Edward Butts

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Graveside services for Mr. James Butts of Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2:30 at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. James Edward Butts affectionately known as “Hoof” was born on March 30, 1951 to the late Edgar Butts Sr. and the late Mrs. Eunice Lee Floyd Butts. James was educated in Public School system of Sumter County.  He joined the Perry Grove Baptist Church at an early age working on the Usher Board.   He loved to play spade.  He worked at Sheffield Hardware, Davidson Rubber Co., and Austin Urethane and Glover.  He enjoyed playing with his nieces and nephews giving them neck and back rides.

James died peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Emory St Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Edgars Jr., Ulysses and Jennilee Butts and one sister, Bernice Butts.

James leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter Daphney Hollis; four sisters: Mildred Sneed, Smithville GA, Janice R. Butts, Bobbie Wise and Thelma & Freddie Evans all of Americus, GA; two brothers: Eddie Butts of Americus, GA and Wilbert Butts of Atlanta, GA; two devoted nieces: Gail Peeples and Tonya Walker; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Odena Jackson of West, Palm Beach FL;  three grandsons, a host of nieces, nephews and friends including Sarah Smith, Miller & Jean Rush, Eula and James Merritt and Willie Walker.


November23

Mr. Johnny Waters

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Funeral Services for Mr. Johnny Lee Waters of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 a. m. at Mountain Creek A. M. E. Church with Elder Larry Franklin, Sr officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Johnny was born on July 22, 1956 in Sumter County, Georgia to Mrs. Mattie Waters and the late Mr. Willie C. Waters, Sr.  On Thursday November 23, 2017 Johnny departed this earthly life at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

Cherished memories are left in the hearts of his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Mattie Sue Banks Waters of Americus GA; his daughter, Melissa Rouland of Atlanta, GA; two step children: Matthew Banks and Bernita Banks both of Americus, GA; his mother, Mattie Waters of Americus, Georgia;  fourteen brothers and sisters and their spouses: Willie C. Waters Jr., of Americus, Georgia, Alfred J. Waters of Atlanta, GA, Deborah G. Colbert of Americus Georgia, Royzell Waters of Live Oak FL, Patricia A. (Jimmy) Reynolds, Glen R. Waters, Dwayne I. Waters, Lorenzo L. (Sekeithia) Waters, Rachel L. Waters, Shonna V. Waters, Micquelyn N. Waters, Marc A. (Regina) Waters, Matthew D. Waters all of Americus, Georgia and Raven P. Waters (Kevin) Binn of Columbus, GA; uncles and aunts: Charles (Nina)  Russell of Newark, NJ, S. T. (Lola) Sampson of Americus, GA, Eddie (Virginia) Sampson, of Los Angles, California, Lois T. Taylor and Mary Russell both of Americus, Georgia; mother and father-in-law: George and Mattie Banks of Americus, GA; sisters-in-law: Donnie Mae (Eddie) Williams, Georgia Tyner, Betty Ann (James) Garrett, Mary Ann (Robert) Thomas, Nancy Bruce all of Americus, Georgia and Bobbie Jean (Jerome) Waymon of Aliquippa, PA; one brother-in-law Cavin Snipes of Americus, Georgia.  A host of nieces, nephews and a devoted friend, Otis Williams also survive.

 

 


November20

Mr. Norman Vincent Tuff

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Graveside services for Mr. Norman Vincent Tuff, Sr. were held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at Champ Waters Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia with Minister James Harrison and Pastor Jerry Sanders officiating.

Mr. Norman Vincent Tuff, Sr. was born to David Tuff, Jr. and Mildred Harrison Tuff on January 21, 1966 in Montezuma, Georgia. Norman acquired his education in the public schools of Macon County. He departed this life on November 20, 2017 in Kyle, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John A. Tuff.

Cherished memories are left with his wife, Lisa C. Tuff; children: Myeshia Tuff of Atlanta, Georgia, Shontay and Norman Tuff, Jr. of Austin Texas; grandchildren: Dontrey and Mari Tuff of Austin, Texas; stepdaughters: Kiswanda Williams and Diandria Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia and Tiara Sanders of Atlanta, Georgia; step grandchildren: Sequoya, Brandon and Kemya Williams and A’lasia Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia and D’Royveon Clark of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters and brothers: Rose Marie (Marvin) Brown, Wayne Tuff, Keith Tuff and Malcolm (Barbara Renee) Harris of Montezuma, Georgia, David Tuff, Delois (Glenn) Tuff-Bivens and Shirley (Willie) Tuff-Wilson of Miami, Florida and Mamie Ann (Amos) Keith of Manor, Texas; aunts and uncles: James Thomas and Jessie Bell Spivey of Byromville, Georgia, Ulysses and Zettie Mae Hankerson, Douglass Harrison, Mary Liza Harrison and Bobby Harrison of Montezuma, Georgia, Carrie Mae Vines of Newark, New Jersey, and Charles and Geraldine Harrison of Tampa, Florida; father-in-law, Thomas (Liza) Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ronnie Smith, Antoine Sanders, Thomas (Dorothy) Oliver, Angela (Willie Joe) Mathis, and Tonya Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia and Pastor Jerry (Brittany) Sanders of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 


November20

Mr. Thomas L. Smith Jr.

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Mr. Thomas L. Smith, Jr. age 64 of Andersonville, Georgia died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West's Mortuary.


November19

Mrs. Gladys Thomas Clark

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Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys T. Clark of Southerfield Rd. Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Bethesda Baptist Church with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Gladys L. Bryson Clark was the youngest of four children born to Major and Mattie Bryson on July 3, 1921 in Americus, GA.  She was educated in the Americus public school system and graduated from A. S. Staley High School.  She continued her education by attending Albany State College where she was a basketball player.  After graduating from Albany State, she began her teaching career in Plains, Georgia. She was also the Girls Basketball Coach. Later, Mrs. Clark started teaching in the Americus School System.  Most of us remember her from her time at Eastview on the 5th Grade wing and teaching in the Reading Lab.  While employed as a teacher, she also received her Masters from Atlanta University.  Mrs. Clark retired after over thirty years as an educator, then taught Adult Education for nine years.

Mrs. Clark was active in many community organizations around Americus. The Ministers Wives and Widows Organization was near and dear to her heart.  She was happy to give her time and resources to help the community and city. Sister Clark was a lifelong member of Bethesda Baptist Church, where she was very active until her health started to fail. 

Mrs. Clark passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Annie L. Weaver and Emma Woodbury, two brothers: King Bryson and T. C. Bryson, and her husband the Rev. E. L. Clark.

She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who loved and appreciated having her in their lives.

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November15

Mr. Roy Lee Robinson

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Funeral services for Mr. Roy Lee Robinson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:00 at New Life Holiness Church with Overseer Johnny Lundy officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Roy Lee Robinson was born march 13, 1927 to the late Mr. James Alex Robinson and the late Mrs. Della Robinson. He was a faithful deacon at Healing Temple, and Breath of Life Holiness Church, and later moved his membership to New Life Holiness Church under the leadership of Overseer Johnny Lundy.  He was a faithful deacon, usher and President of the Usher Board until his health fail. In his spare time he loved watching is favorite TV show, Walker Texas Ranger and listening to his gospel CD.

Deacon Robinson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter.

He leave to cherish his memories his wife of 15 years, Mrs. Addie White Robinson of Americus, Georgia; three daughters: Ms. Sally Robinson, Ms. Mary Robinson and Ms. Nancy Robinson; two sons: Mr. Bobby Robinson and Mr. James Robinson all of Florida; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Lillie Pearl Height and Ms. Annie Ross; fifteen grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren; devoted friends: Bishop Ernest Lundy, Overseer Johnny Lundy and Prophetess Carol Lundy; God Children, Charlie and Gloria Sims and a host of family and friends also survive.