Mrs. Ethel Lee Lane Milner of Americus, Georgia has transition to her new home on October 14, 2016. Her memories will live on with all of those who loved her especially her daughter Mikita Milner. A memorial will take place at a later date.
Katoshara Simone Hillmon, age 32, 770 Hwy 128, Oglethorpe, Georgia passed on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 20, 2016 at St. Paul A.M.E Church, 114 Johnson Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where Reverend Norris Harris is pastor. Apostle John T. Lundy, pastor of New Beginnings Outreach Ministries, will officiate. Burial will follow at Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia
Katoshara was born June 23, 1984 to James Hillmon and the Late Stephanie Harp Hillmon in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her mother and aunt, Gwenda Harp Fredrick. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County where she was a 2002 graduate of Macon County High School. She attended and graduated from South Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. She was employed with Tyson Foods Inc. in Vienna, Georgia as a Deboner until she medically retired. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. Tosha was a member of New Beginnings Outreach Ministries of Americus, Georgia under the leadership of Apostle John T. Lundy.
She is survived by her father, James Calvin Hillmon, Albany, Georgia; one brother, DeCarris Luane Hillmon, Andersonville, Georgia; grandparents, Earnest and Hazel Harpe, Andersonville, Georgia; aunts and uncles Stanford Harp, Perry Georgia, Bernard Harp, Charles Harpe, both of Andersonville, Georgia, Cynthia Harpe and Shelia (Reginald) Allen, all of Montezuma, Georgia; Shirley Hillmon, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Gladys Hillmon and Georgia Ann Hillmon, both Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Ann Floyd, Screven, Georgia, Terry Hillmon, Macon, Georgia, Larry Hillmon, Ideal, Georgia, and Eddie Hillmon, Oglethorpe, Georgia: great aunts/uncles Ardean Clark, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Willie J. Harpe (Mary), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Virginia Harpe Whitehead (Phil), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Willie B. Harpe (Loretta), Americus, Georgia, Eddie Harpe (Barbara), Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Willie Suggs, better known as Junior Suggs, age 83, 5279 Brooks Road (Paynebottom Community) Ellaville, Macon County, Georgia passed Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia.
Funeral arrangements will be announced upon availability.
Junior Suggs, as he was affectionately call by loved ones and friends, was the son of the late Levern Fish Suggs, a retired Macon County Bus Driver, and a farmer.
Survivors are wife, Annie Neal Jones Suggs, Ellaville, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Annie Leary (Eddie), Macon, Georgia; sister, Louise Harris, Ideal, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Anthony Joseph Holder, age 47, 904 Cypress Drive, Americus, Georgia passed Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Dublin Veteran Administration Hospital, Dublin, Georgia.
A wake service will be conducted from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Meadows' Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, GA Highway 280 West, Americus, Georgia, where Reverend Ricky Cladd is pastor. Reverend Ellis Carswell, pastor of Central Baptist Church, Dublin, Georgia, will officiate. Interment will follow at 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 24, 2016 with military honors at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia.
Anthony Joseph Holder was born November 2, 1968 in Saint Thomas, Virgin Island to Katherine Gibson Holder and the late Louis Alphonso Holder, Sr. He acquired his education in the public schools of Saint Thomas whereas he was a 1986 graduate of Charlotte Amalia High School. In 1986, he enlisted into the National Guards and served four years. In 1991, he enlisted into the United States Army. During his tenure, he was the recipient of several medals, badges, citations, and campaign ribbons, which included Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Army Lapel Button, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Sharpshooter Badge M-16, Riffle, Marksman Badge 9MM Pistol, Air Assault Badge, and Virgin Island National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon. After five years of dedicated service, he was honorably discharged May 29, 1995 as SPC/E4 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was an active member of DAV (Disable Veterans).
During his working career, he was employed with the Sumter County Sherriff Department as a jailer for several years. Around 2000 he joined the staff of the Macon County Correctional Center of Oglethorpe, Georgia as a CO-2 and after four years he retired after his health began to decline.
On the 7th day of May 2000, Anthony married the lovely Carol Cladd and she became the better half of his life until his demise. They were blessed with one son, Jarrius Cladd. Anthony also accepted Jesus Christ in his life and joined the band of Christian believers at Inspiration By Faith under the leadership of the late Bishop John T. Taylor. Anthony served on the Deacon Board Ministry and Superintendent of Sunday School and was currently serving under the leadership of Elder Larry Taylor. Anthony had a great love for his Christian family and friends.
Survivors are a beloved wife of sixteen years, Carol Cladd Holder, Americus, Georgia; a loving and devoted son, Jarrius Cladd, Americus, Georgia; his mother, Katherine Gibson Holder, St. Thomas, Virgin, Island; his four siblings, Louis A. Holder, Jr. (Alnita), Orlando, Florida, Orson D. Holder (Tonya), New York, Patricia Holder Behrendsen, Madison, Georgia, and Blanche Holder, Leslie, Georgia; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillie Cladd, Americus, Georgia; his brothers-n-law and sisters-in-law, Robert D. Cladd, Jr. (Jennifer), Americus, Georgia, Glenda Newberry (Pastor Marvin Newberry), Tampa, Florida, Dexter Cladd (Tricia), Pastor Ricky Cladd (VaRonda) all of Americus, Georgia and Sibrena Cladd Laney (Torrance Laney, Sr.) Parrott, Georgia; and a host of beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Including one best friend Sekou Richardson.
Lillie Jeannette Murray Flemming, age 87, passed on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Hospice Atlanta Center in Decatur, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, McDuffie Street, Buena Vista, Georgia. Reverend Gregory Porter, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Oliver Street, Buena Vista, Georgia
Lillie Jeannette Flemming was the fourth child born to the late Tebe Murray and Lillie (Neal) Murray on January 11, 1929. She was preceded in death by three siblings: Essie Rushin, Charlie Murray, Sr. and Lelia Scott.
She received her early educational training in the public school in Marion County graduating high school at the age of 16. Following graduation she enrolled at Albany State College but due to the illness of her mother she had to return home to take care of her. After returning home she met and married the love of her life the late John Wesley Flemming, Sr. and to this union they were blessed with two beautiful children.
Lillie was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Buena Vista, Georgia, where she served in the Church Choir, Missionary Ministry, and Mother Board. She was also a founding member of the Top Twenty Club. During her life here she was known for her amazing cakes while she enjoyed basketball, fishing and cooking big meals. Not a week went by where she was baking a cake for someone or some event. Her love for children made her job at the Marion County Public School System a joy. She worked faithfully as a Secretary with the school system until she retired. She will be missed but she is celebrating with God and her family in her heavenly robe.
She leaves her legacy and a lifetime of memories to her two children, Gwendolyn Satcher, Decatur, Georgia and John Wesley Flemming, Jr. (Michelle) Columbus, Georgia; four grandchildren, Nichole Burkett, Lithonia. Georgia, Eryn Satcher, Decatur, Georgia Shantel Flemming, California, Sabrina Flemming, Atlanta, Georgia; and three great grandchildren, Janelle, Kayla, and James Wesley; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Belle Wiggins Snipes, age 96, passed on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Oakridge Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ferndale, Michigan.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Railroad Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Elder Robert Taylor, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Freeman Hill Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia.
Mrs. Belle was the 3rd child born to the late Elder Cluster Wiggins and Tommie Lue Lumpkins Wiggins on November 10, 1920. She was educated in the Sumter County School System, whereas she attended the historic McCoy Hill School. She received her Christian training in the local churches of Sumter and Schley Counties. She was a faithful follower and supporter of the Primitive Baptist Church. In 2001, she joined the membership of Zion Hill Primitive Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan.
At an young age, she married the late Eugene Brown. Later in life, she married the late James Clyde Snipes. She was preceded in death by nine siblings: Alberta Hill, Irvin Wiggins, Moderator Quitman Wiggins, Paul B. Wiggins, Elder B Wiggins, Kate Mae Times, Joseph Wiggins, Snow Pearl Stephens, and Cluster Wiggins.
For many years she was a homemaker and a real estate investor. Having the need for a caretaker, she resided at the Oakridge Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ferndale, Michigan.
She is survived by three siblings, Ethel Mae Moore, and Martha Owens both of Detroit, Michigan, Mary Thomas, Ellaville, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wiggins, Cleopatra Wiggins, both of Detroit, Michigan, Tincy Wiggins Atlanta, Georgia, Birdia Wiggins, South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bobby Lynn Jackson, age 58, passed on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Georgia.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Bobby Lynn Jackson was born in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia on April 20, 1958 to the parentage of Bobbie Brooks Jackson and the late Bobby Jackson. He received his education at John Lewis High School in Ellaville, Georgia. He was employed with Department of Transportation and Pubic Work in Atlanta, Georgia. Bobby can be described as a loving, kindhearted person, dedicated father and a hard worker.
He leaves to cherish his memory: a wife, Ruby Jackson, and one daughter, Jasmine Jackson, both of Atlanta, Georgia; a beloved mother Bobbie Brooks Jackson of Ellaville, Georgia; four brothers, Leon Brooks (Emma), Donnie Brooks (Margaret), Scottie Peeples, Jason Jackson; one sister Delois Thornton (Vincent); one uncle David Jackson and one great aunt, Verdie Fulks both of Ellaville, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends including his devoted companion, Shirral Langford, and her three sons, DeAndre, Lee, Marco Langford, all of Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Joyce Greene, age 62, 258 DeSoto Seed Farm Road, Leslie, Georgia passed Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Antioch Baptist Church, DeSoto, Georgia. Reverend Lorenzo Mullens, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Joyce was born December 12, 1953 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the parents of the late Lula Mae Greene Haggins and the late Simmie Lee Floyd. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County at Union High School and Southeast Elementary School. Her son, Anthony Bernard Greene, one daughter, Letitia Michele Greene, great grandmother, Lula Beatrice Greene, one brother, Willie James Hooks, great uncle Willie Clarence Greene, and a special friend, George Carter, preceded her in death.
Left with many loving memories are her daughters, Tanya Denise Greene, DeSoto, Georgia and special friend (Calvin Cutts), Smithville, Georgia, and Regina Marie Greene, Albany, Georgia; grandson, Anthony Tyrell Greene, granddaughter, Latia Nicole Greene both of DeSoto, Georgia; one sister, Shirley Johnson, New York City, New York; three brothers, Arthur Hayes (Celestine) Crystal River Florida, Maurice Roundtree (Charlsee) and Johnny B. Williams, both of Cordele, Georgia; devoted sister-in-law, Cynthia Hooks, Americus, Georgia; aunts, Rosa McKenzie and Mamie McCray (Howard) DeSoto, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including two devoted friends, Katrina Fuller and Evon Gordon.
Kelvin James Williams, 51, 36 Hawk Eye Court, Oglethorpe, Georgia passed Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Phoebe Putney Hospital, Albany, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Reverend Hosie Water, Pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in the Champ Waters Cemetery, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Kelvin James Williams “Scrap” as he was affectionately called was born January 20, 1965 in Montezuma, Georgia to Mildred Williams Johnson and Ernest Johnson . He was educated in the public school system of Macon County where he graduated in 1983 from the historic D.F. Douglass High School. During his high school years, he was a member of the D.F. Douglass High School Hornet Marching Band, the Football, and Track and Field Teams. He was awarded a scholarship in music specializing in the Trumpet. After high school he was employed with Mulcoa as a Forklift Operator and later he was employed with Southern Ag of Albany, Georgia as a Commercial Truck Driver.
He joined the Magnolia Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Hosie Waters where he supported every facet of the church he loved so well. He will be certainly missed by his Christian family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memory: parents, Mildred Williams Johnson and Ernest Johnson of Oglethorpe, Georgia; daughter Kalveana Williams of Hartford, Connecticut; three siblings Ronnie Williams (Regina Little), Montezuma, Georgia, Susie Brantley (Derek) Columbus, Georgia, Carroll Holmes ( Antoino Sr.), Warner Robins, Georgia; two half siblings Elbert “Man” Paster (Carol), Montezuma, Georgia, Connie Mack Davis, Atlanta, Georgia; companion Joyce Lowe , Oglethorpe, Georgia, stepson and daughter Ebony Lowe Griffen (Mike), Warner Robins, Georgia, Cortez Lowe, Perry, Georgia; niece and nephews Antionna E.S. Holmes, Nicholas Little, Montezuma, Georgia, Quenton & Cameron Brantley, all of Columbus, Georgia, Antonio Homes Jr. (AJ), Warner Robins, Georgia, aunts and uncles Mary Anna Joiner, Jannie Mae Smith Betty Ann Williams, Bessie Lee Williams, Walter Cross, all of Montezuma, Georgia, and Billy Journey (Lois) Atlanta, Georgia; a host of devoted cousins relatives and friends.
Mrs. Mary Ann Rucker, age 79, passed on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Pastor Hosie Waters will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery, Whiteline Street, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mary was born in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, on November 4, 1936 to the late Deacon J.D. Colbert Sr., and Nellie Mae Colbert- Jones. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County. At an early age, she confessed Christ as her personal Savior. She was a member Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia where she served on the Missionary Ministry. In November 1956, Mary met and married the love of her life, the late J.L. Rucker. To this union, five children were born and reared. Mrs. Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed and devoted her life to caring for her family.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her five children Cornelia (Willie) Oliver - Fredericksburg, Virginia , Alexander Rucker, Estella Rucker, Charlotte Deniece Rucker all of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ronald Lee Rucker (Palvelie) Rucker - Marshallville, Georgia; grandchildren Dwayne Maurice Bates, Jr. - Silver Spring, Maryland, Chantilly De ’Anne Oliver Cross (Antawan) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dominic Chavez Smith - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Leah Renee Oliver - Phenix City, Alabama, Chauncey Trey (Leslie) Smith - Matthews, North Carolina, Avisha Rucker - Albany, Georgia, Rontravious Rucker - Marshallville, Georgia; great-grandchildren Marion Harper - Bowie, Maryland, MiKaila Aleah Cross - Fredericksburg, Virginia, Sienna Michelle Smith - Matthews, North Carolina; Brothers: Ronald Green - Jacksonville, Florida, Robert (Meryl) Jones - Seattle, Washington, James D. (Larether) Colbert - College Park, Georgia, Gene P. (Shelia) Colbert - McDonough, Georgia, Robert(Marilyn) Howard - Augusta, Georgia, Jewel (Linda) Howard, Curtis (Alice)Howard, Pastor Marvin (Susie) Howard - Savannah, Georgia, Minister George (Elaine) Clayton - Americus, Georgia, Jimmy (Thelma ) Daniels, Larry (Janet) Daniels all of Oglethorpe, Georgia. Sisters: Mary Louise (Willie) Hampton - Albany, Georgia, Annie (Ronnie) Cohen, Delores (Leroy) Stokes all of Jacksonville, Florida, Evangelist Carolyn (Abraham) Cokley - Americus, Georgia, Denice Colbert, Elizabeth Colbert, Linda (Leon) Smith all of Reynolds, Georgia, and Emma Rumph - Fort Valley, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends including Mother Gussie Harris of Oglethorpe, Georgia and a devoted friendof 50+ years, Ms. Ethel Wicker of Warner Robins, Georgia and her children who were like Mrs. Mary’s second set of children. Namely Keith Wicker, Patricia Wicker, Marie Wicker and Mildred Wicker (deceased).