The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, February 20, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia, where Bishop Melvin McCluster is pastor. The Reverend Jamaica Kelly, Pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 281 Mask Road, Americus, Georgia, will officiate. Burial will follow at the Champ Waters Cemetery, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Arthur Charles Furlow, “Billy” as he was known by family and friends, was born on July 18, 1964 to Charles and Doris King Furlow in Americus, Georgia. He was educated in the public school of Sumter County and was a 1982 graduate of Americus High School, Americus, Georgia. He confessed Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and joined the band of Christian Believers at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Americus, Georgia. He was employed with Agrium in Americus, Georgia for over 30 years.
Billy met and later married his one and only love, the late Levonne Woolfork on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1998. This was a marriage that was truly made in heaven. Billy and Levonne was blessed with four children and even extended their family with a goddaughter, Javriana Canady. He was preceded in death by his wife and mother-in-law, Mattie Grant Woolfork.
He leaves loving memories to his beloved family, including the following: four devoted children, Donte Furlow, Ashley Furlow, Alicia Furlow and Alexis Furlow, all of Montezuma, Georgia; his parents, Charles and Doris Furlow, Americus, Georgia; siblings, Vanessa Jackson (Johnny), Cherryl Furlow, Latisha Furlow, and Brenda Poole (Nathaniel), all of Americus, Georgia; father-in-law, Earl Woolfork, Sr.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in- law, Shirley Woolfork, Earlene Small (Randy), Earl Woolfork, Jr., all of Montezuma, Georgia, and Charlotte Davis (Alfornsa), Perry, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Arthur King (Jackie), all of Atlanta, Georgia, John Postell, Fayetteville, Georgia, Mike and Janet King, Sharian King, Essie Lowe (Lewis), Lillie Dunnings, and Malcolm King (Janette), and Nadine Wilkerson, all of Americus, Georgia, Robert Furlow (Dean), Miami, Florida; aunts and uncles by marriage, Annie Grant, Daisy Felton (John), Marie Woolfork, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Mollie Reid, Warner Robins, Georgia, Geneva Carter (James), Tifton, Georgia, Roosevelt Woolfork (Evonne), Orlando, Florida, Eddie Woolfork (Michell), Canton, Michigan and Jewel Woolfork, Immokalee, Florida, Joanne Woolfork, Montezuma, Georgia, Arlessie Grant, Perry, Georgia, Ruth Grant, Hartford, Connecticut; goddaughter, Javriana Canady; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, including devoted cousins Errol King (Mono), Stone Mountain, Georgia and Ricky King, Atlanta, Georgia, and devoted friends, Joseph Hannor, Keith King, Cory Ogburn, Carl Hooks, and Minister Jeffery Canady (Marsha).