March18

Ms. Fannie Mae Haugabook

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A Graveside service for Ms. Fannie Mae Haugabook will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

Fannie Mae Haugabook, daughter of the late Robert Haugabook and Mina Mae Tookes Haugabook, was born February 13, 1957.  Fannie grew up in Montezuma, Georgia and attended Macon County Training School.  She also attended Quality Enterprises, Inc., in Montezuma, Georgia.

Fannie was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.  She also attended the Montezuma Church of Christ and New Phillip Primitive Baptist Church.  Fannie was a fun-loving and gentle soul; her bubbly personality will be missed by those who knew and loved her so well.  Fannie passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Phoebe-Sumter Hospital in Americus, Georgia.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Haugabook Fulks. 

Cherished memories are left with her loving and devoted sister, Mariah “Tick” Yisrael, Warner Robins, Georgia; nephews and niece: Harry Wilson, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Cornelius Haugabook, Columbus, Georgia and Demetria Haugabook,  and Robcorneil Bediako (Jarmesha Smith), both of Atlanta, Georgia; great-nieces and nephews, Harry Wilson, Jr., Calandra Wilson,  both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Krista Haugabook, Columbus, Georgia, Ishmael Haugabook,  Zyneva Haugabook, and Madison Bediako, all of Atlanta, Georgia;  her loving cousins, Gerald West, Perry, Georgia, Yolanda (Jerome) Kendrick, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Tonya (Quentin) Garnes, Montezuma, Georgia, Betty (Dennis) Patrick, Belle Glade, Florida, Henrietta Fraser, Orlando, Florida, Tommy Lee Walker, Port St. Lucie, Florida, Terri Kaigler, Frances Williams, Tony Kaigler and Mark Kaigler, all of St. Petersburg, Florida;  a host of other loving relatives and friends. 


March17

Mr. Eugene "Gene" Smith

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Mr. Eugene Smith affectionately known as “Gene” passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Rochester, NY. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 26, 2019 at 11:00 at Friendship Baptist Church on Cotton Ave. in Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.  Gene was the brother of Mrs. Margaret Smith Mathis, Ms. Lillie Ruth Smith and Ms. Selma Smith.

 

 


March11

Mrs. Reatha Breedlove Mable

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Funeral service for Mrs. Reatha B. Breedlove-Mable of Americus, GA will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Big Bethel Baptist Church in Americus, GA with Pastor Calvin Rollins officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mrs. Reatha B. Breedlove-Mable was born in Sumter County, Georgia on August 15, 1960 to the parentage of Mr. Johnny Edward Breedlove and Mrs. Susie Mae Foster Breedlove. In addition to her parents, she had a devoted step-father, Mr. Oscar Jones. Reatha was educated in the Sumter County School system. She was a devoted daughter, loving mother and sister. Her first place of employment was at Home Depot then at Medicon Medical Services for eight years. Later she worked at Caravelle Boats for three years. She joined Blooming Rose Baptist Church of Americus, Georgia under the leadership of Reverend H.L. Respert.

Reatha Breedlove-Mable departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers: Willie Breedlove and Ellis Breedlove.

Those she leaves behind to grow from her love include her devoted husband, Eddie Dean Mable, Sr. of Americus, Georgia; two sons: Travis Breedlove (devoted daughter-in-law, Lawanda Thomas) and Eddie Mable (devoted daughter-in-law, Kizzy) all of Americus, Georgia; an additional devoted son, Derrick “Boone” Clark of Americus, Georgia; one daughter, Natasha Sherrice Mable (Jamie) of Americus, Georgia; one brother, Lewis Breedlove ( devoted sister-in-law, Susie); one sister, Minnie Ruth McDonald (Rogers); devoted step-brother, Johnny “Coot” Willis all of Americus, Georgia; ten grandchildren: Quarteisha (Montavious) Bridges, Anisha Mable, Amarion Wallace, Tintalana Mable, Desoshianna Carter, Rodney Carter, Travion Breedlove, Tre’Vion Sims, Shanneshia Reynolds and Khalil Reynolds; four great grandchildren: Jaiden Bridges, Aurielle Bridges, Kait’Lynn Mitchell and Ke’Ziah Reynolds; great aunt, Eula Breedlove; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins including some of her favorites: Keshia (Sandreal Jackson) Mable, Crystal (Joshua) Coleman, Lashon Hoston, Carlton Mable, Mercedes Mable, Lucious Breedlove and Darius “Big Dog” Carter; devoted friends that she loved dearly: Natashi Thomas and Joe “Ellick” Jackson; a host of other loving relatives and friends also survive.


March10

Infant Hailey Nicole Gorman

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Graveside services for infant Hailey Nicole Gorman were held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Lebanon Cemetery with Rev. Shirley Strawter officiating.

On March 10, 2018 God saw infant Hailey Nicole Gorman, struggling for life and decided to remove all of her pain and take her Home to rest. She was preceded in death by her great grand-father Governor Wilson.

She leaves to mourn her passing her parents: Mercedees Merritt and Jaquie Gorman; her grandparents: Carolyn Wilson, John Merritt, Sr., Ruby Golden and Ernest Golden; great grandparents: Lena Wilson and Sarah Gorman; one aunt, Jasmine Merritt and one uncle, John Wayne Merritt, Jr. Several other relatives and friends also survive.


March08

Ms. Lucy Neal

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Graveside services for Ms. Lucy Mae Neal of Montezuma, Georgia will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Churches Road, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Hosie Waters officiating.

Ms. Lucy Mae Neal, daughter of the late Johnnie Neal and Fannie Mae Thomas Neal, was born June 10, 1936 in Montezuma, Georgia. She attended Macon County Training School and was a faithful employee of McKenzie Southern Frozen Foods for over forty years.

Lucy was beloved by her family, friends and community. She passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her son, Wendell F. Neal and five siblings: Willie Glenn Neal, John L. Neal, Fannie Jones, Patricia Harvey and Jessica Neal.

Cherished memories are left with her loving and devoted brother, Tom Neal of Horsham, PA; a host of loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, her grandchildren, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 


March05

Mrs. Gwendolyn Haslam

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Funeral services for Mrs. Gwendolyn Haslam of Marshallville, Georgia will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 8620 GA Hwy 26E, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Lee Ball Haslam, daughter of the late Rev. Frank L. Ball and the late Mrs. Aneva Smith Ball, was born December 1, 1941 in Macon County, Georgia. She grew up in Marshallville, Georgia and attended the public schools of the county. Gwendolyn was a graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. Music was her passion. She enjoyed listening to music and skillfully playing the piano. She furthered her education by pursuing a degree in Music at Fort Valley State College.

Having been reared in a Christian home, Gwendolyn loved the Lord. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age and joined New Hope Baptist Church. In 1960, Gwendolyn and Otis Haslam were united in holy matrimony, and to this union two children were born. Gwendolyn was a homemaker and took pride in her chosen occupation as housekeeper.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Haslam departed this life on March 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Frank L. Ball and Mrs. Aneva Smith Ball, her brother Fredrick James Ball, son Alphonso Haslam, Sr. and grandson Terrell Haslam. Precious memories will forever remain with her loving family which includes her husband, Otis Haslam of Fort Valley, Georgia, her son, Renwick Wayne Haslam of Marshallville, Georgia; three grandchildren: Kimberly Davis of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Corey Mathis of Niagara Falls, New York and Alphonso Haslam, Jr. of Jonesboro, Georgia; sister-in-law, Virginia Ball of Atlanta, Georgia; several great grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

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March03

Mrs. Annie Rose Hall Bridges

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Mrs. Annie Rose Hall Bridges of East Rock Hills Drive Americus, Georgia passed on Saturday March 3, 2018 at her residence. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Greater New Lebanon Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.

Mrs. Annie Rose Hall Bridges was born March 19, 1929 in Dumas, Georgia to the late of John and Ozella Hall. She worked for several years as a Custodian at Georgia Southwestern College. Ms. Hall was united in marriage to Emmett Bridges Jr. and to this union nine children were born, two preceded her in death: Moses Bridges and John Bridges. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren: Carlos Burns and Bernard Bridges and four great grandchildren: Kelvin Walton, Jr., Brian Bridges, Terry Davis, III and Kaion Hamilton, II.

She leaves to cherish her memories her three daughters: Joann (Robert) Mack and Irene (Lawrence) Britt, Americus, Georgia and Barbara Bridges, Columbus, Georgia; four sons: James Edward (Carla) Bridges Edison, Georgia, Joe Bridges, Americus, Georgia, Raymond (Debra) Bridges, Americus, Georgia and Emory Wayne (Betty) Bridges Americus, Georgia; thirty grandchildren, seventy great grandchildren and fifteen great, great grandchildren. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

 

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February27

Mrs. Rosa B. Anthony

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Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa B. Anthony will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Friendship Baptist Church on Cotton Ave. in Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Rosa B. Anthony, affectionately known as “Granny” graced the world with her presence on August 1, 1918 in Americus, Georgia. She was the only child born to the late Catherine Mott Merritt and John H. Mott.

Granny pursued her childhood education in Americus, Georgia. She then began her working career at Acluster Peanut Mill as a sorter. For an ample amount of years, she wholeheartedly served as a caretaker as well.

Granny greatly impacted the lives of many through her spunkiness and feisty words. Her words encouraged people to make improvements within themselves and essentially, she did all she could do to "whip them into shape". Even through her stern ways, she never left you wondering whether or not you were loved.  She loved to be the center of attention; she loved an audience when telling her stories and making everyone laugh. If she wasn’t looking after the little ones and fussing she was doing the one thing she loved and that was fishing.

Granny dedicated her life to pleasing the Lord. She attended Peach Baptist Church in Americus, Georgia and stood by her saying “You live right, you die right”. Granny passed away peacefully at the age of 99 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Montezuma Healthcare. She was preceded in death by her parents Catherine Mott Merritt, John H. Mott, her children, Louise Taylor Gordon, and Jimmy Lee Taylor.

Rosa leaves to celebrate and cherish her memory, her children: Buddy Hollis and Catherine Clark Taylor, nine grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

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February17

Mr. Lynwood K. Williams

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Funeral service for Mr. Lynwood Kleckley Williams of Americus, GA will be held on Saturday, February 24,2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church in Sumter City with Pastor George F. Monts officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. Lynwood Kleckley Williams was born Sumter County, Georgia on June 27, 1981 to the parentage of the late Mrs. Sharon Lynn Williams and Mr. Lynwood Kleckley. He received his education in the Public School System in Americus, GA.

He is preceded in death by his grandmothers: Mrs. Viola Williams and Mrs. Belzoric Kleckley; grandfathers: Eddie Lee Williams and Washington Kleckley Sr.; one aunt, Ms. Alma Louise Williams Snipes and two uncles: Robert Lee Williams and Kelvin Williams.

Lynwood leaves behind a legacy of love ones which includes his father, Lynwood Kleckley (Marilyn Kleckley) of Parrott, GA; five daughters: Ms. Michya Jenkins, Ms. Kailee Williams, Ms. Ty’mia Williams, Ms. Kourtney Jenkins and Ms. Kolby Williams; one son, Mr. Kaden Williams all of Americus, GA; two sisters: Ms. Tiffaney Kleckley of Americus, GA, and Ms. Ebony Nuk Lamb of New Jersey; five brothers: Arlando Williams, Travis Williams both of Americus, GA, Lynwood Kleckley, Jr., Deon D. Kleckley of Augusta, GA and Reginald Red Daniels (Shaunta) of Albany, GA; aunts: Ms. Elizabeth Jackson, Plains, GA, Ms. Barbara Fulks of Americus, GA, Ms. Deleria Coleman of Macon, GA, Ms. Maria Kleckley of Leslie, GA., Ms. Gwendolyn (Johnny) Meriweather, and Ms.Karen (Charles) Jones of Lee County; uncles: Johnny Kleckley and Willie Kleckley of FL, Lee (Katrel) Kleckley of Carolina, Clifford Kleckley of Macon, GA, Charles Henderson of Lee County, Eddie Lee Williams (Donna Mae), Monroe Williams and Willie Frank Williams of Americus, GA, Jerome Williams (Debra Ann) of Montezuma, GA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, including three devoted friends; Danyelle Sheffield, Keyandra Jenkins and Charlotte Williams. 

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February15

Ms. Cora Benefield

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Graveside services for Ms. Cora Lee Benefield of Port St. Lucie, FL formerly of Smithville, GA will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Smithville, GA with Rev. Henry Hosley officiating.

Miss Cora Lee Benefield was born January 1, 1943, to the late Magnolia Benefield Taylor and the late Jimmie Lee Benefield in Perry, GA.  She worked for IBM for many years in New York City and Port St. Lucie, Florida until her health declined. She was preceded in death by her daughter Denise Hunter, Mother Magnolia Taylor, two brothers Jimmie Benefield and James Taylor Jr., and a sister Willa Collie.

She leaves to mourn two sisters: Ossie Lockett and Mary Henderson (Charles) of Leesburg, Georgia; four brothers: Jerome Taylor of Americus, GA, Bobby Taylor and Thomas Taylor of Smithville, GA and Louis Benefield of Albany, GA;  nieces: Kwanis Garner (Julius) of Leesburg, GA, Shanta, Wanda and Erica all of Americus, GA;  nephews: Jason Lockett of Plains, GA, Courtney Lockett of Smithville, GA, Justin Burton of Leesburg, GA, Jimmie Benefield III of North Carolina and Anthony Collie of St. Lucie, FL, and a special lifelong friend, Mr. James Stephenson.