After a brave, defiant fight with lewy body dementia, surrounded by his loving family and caretakers at home, Lloyd Bateman, aged 77, passed away on September 29, 2018. To a wonderful husband, father, granddaddy, friend, and colleague – our lives will never be the same without you. The funeral will be held at Faith Memorial C.M.E. Church, Brooks Road, Ideal, Georgia 31041 at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Jennifer Elaine Garner
Jennifer Elaine Garner, age 36, 24 Jennifer Lanes, Buena Vista, Georgia passed Saturday evening, September 22, 2018 in the surrounding of her beloved family and home.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 28, 2018 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Moody Road, Tazewell, Georgia. Burial will follow in church cemetery.
Jennifer was born November 14, 1981 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to Willie James Garner and Doris Walton Garner. She was preceded in death by one brother, Eureka “Ricky” Walton. She was educated in the Marion County Public School system where she was a 2001 graduate of Tri-County High School. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Mount Olive Baptist Church of the Tazewell Community.
Survivors are her beloved parents, Willie James and Doris Walton Garner, Buena Vista, Georgia; one sister, Angelia Garner, Buena Vista, Georgia; two nephews, Matthew “Chris” Royal and Caleb James both of Buena Vista, Georgia; and a host of beloved aunt, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Willie James Hamilton, Jr.
Willie James Hamilton, Jr., age 43, passed on September 13, 2018.
The service will be private.
Willie James Hamilton Jr. was born on June 27,1975 in Atlanta, Georgia to Willie James Sr. and Jackqueline Marie Hayes Hamilton. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He received his GED certification for San Antonio High School in Texas. He was employed with Hewlett-Packard in San Antonio, Texas. Willie was known for his shyness. He enjoyed watching movies and playing video games.
He leaves to cherish his memories to three beautiful daughters, Ahbria Hamilton, ZaMeceya Hamilton, Abbilesha Greene all of Perry, Georgia; a companion, Jamilla “Lango’ Yarber, Perry, Georgia; parents Willie Hamilton, Sr. and Jackqueline Hamilton, Byron, Georgia; siblings, Keith Hayes, Atlanta, Georgia, Blake Hamilton, Austin, Texas, Vickie Simmons, Austin, Texas and Barbara Foster, Dothan, Alabama; a godmother, Linda Meriweather, Riverdale, Georgia, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Missionary Vadie Mann
Missionary Vadie Mann, age 83, 407 Sheffield Street, Americus, Georgia passed Tuesday, September 11, 2018 surrounded by her beloved family.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the United Holiness Headquarter Church, 901 Aaron Snipes Senior Drive, Americus, Georgia. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
Vadie was born July 9, 1935 to the late George Turner and Bennie Lou Wallace Turner in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County. She was married to the late Ezekiel Mann and to this union they were blessed with eleven children. Two children, James Lundy, Jr. and Lisa Lundy, preceded her in death. Two siblings, Georgia Mae Furlow and Eddie Charles Turner, also preceded her in death. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Prayer Praise Preach & Deliverance Church under the leadership of the late Vernelle Carter. She served as a Missionary and Mother of the Church.
She leaves to cherish her memories to her nine devoted children, Catherine Nelson, Americus, Georgia, George Lundy (Christine) Maple Grove, Minnesota, Elaine Sims, Americus, Georgia, Anita Lyles (Willie), Americus, Georgia, Maria Coley (Terrell), Americus, Beverly McCrary (Earl) Americus, Georgia, Dwayne Lundy (Mary) Maple Grove, Minnesota, Jeffery Lundy (Patricia), Fort Valley, Georgia, Sherronda Ross, Americus, Georgia and a stepdaughter Patricia Smith, Americus, Georgia; thirty grandchildren, one preceded her in death Karmal Sims; sixty-one great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren including three devoted: Cedric Johnson, Savon Ross and Reginald Ross; A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; including Prayer Praise Preach & Deliverance Church, Americus, Georgia; four devoted friends Sonny and Sara Nelson, Deacon and Mrs. Ralph Morgan, Missionary Mary Ann Merritt and Sister Lanette Abram North.
Brownie Mae Frazier
Mrs. Brownie Mae Frazier, age 70, passed on September 9, 2018.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 16, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church, 1298 Chokee Road, Desoto, Georgia. Burial will take place in the Church cemetery.
Brownie Mae Wright Frazier was born on July 15, 1948 to the parents of the late Samson and Margaret Brown Wright of Desoto, Georgia. She was the 2nd oldest child out of 10 children and shortest and smallest.
Brownie received her education from the Lee and Sumter Counties School System and was a 1966 graduate from Sumter High. Brownie continued her education at Albany Tech where she received a certified certificate in Nursing. She later joined the Job Corp for 2 years.
She was a baptized born again believer and member of the Antioch Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and sang in the choir. She loved her home church. Brownie also attended the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Roswell, Georgia until health failed. She had weekly bible study with friends. She also worked at several sewing factories and was a great home seamstress for her mom and many other people in the community. Brownie also was a jewelry maker until her health failed. She loved her grandson to the max, and her gardening and her plants.
On Sunday, September 9, 2018 about 2:15 p.m., she quietly slipped away to be with her Heaven Father. In addition to her father, (Sam, Sr.) she is also preceded in death by sister (Hattie Ball) and 2 lovely brothers (Sam Jr. and Frankie).
Memories still linger on with Melissa Frazier, daughter, grandson Jayden, Roswell, Ga., Margaret Wright, mother, brothers George, Leodus, and Kenneth Wright Desoto, Ga., Ulysses (Elizabeth) Wright Americus, Ga., sisters, Martha McGhee, Leslie, Ga., Bonnie Williams, Desoto, Ga., Evonne (Wayne) Antwine, Stone Mountain, Ga., Annie J. Wright, sister- in-law L.C. Ball, brother- in –law, Desoto. GA., cousin/brother, Charles (Priscilla) Ross (Priscilla), Decatur, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins an many many friends every where.
Penny Timmons, age 54, 6925 Field Stone Court, Columbus, Georgia passed Monday, September 10, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Friday, September 14, 2018 at Union Baptist Church, Norris Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Reverend Alfred Wynn, pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, will officiate.
Mrs. Timmons was born October 22, 1963 to Willie Rice and Maple Butler Woodard. She was a 1981 graduate of the historic D. F. Douglass High School of Montezuma, Georgia. She was formerly married to Michael Timmons and they were blessed with four children. She was the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Daisy Butler.
Survivors are four children, Lafederia Hicks, Warner Robins, Georgia, Quiana Timmons, Columbus, Georgia, Bryant Butler, Columbus, Georgia, Michael Timmons, Columbus, Georgia; parents, Maple Butler Woodard (Arthur Lee, stepfather), Vienna, Georgia, Willie Rice; 10 Grandchildren, Trey Woodson, Warner Robins, Georgia, Antoni Hicks, Jr. Warner Robins, Georgia, Jamiya Baker, Columbus, Georgia, Anaya Butler, Columbus, Georgia, Kevon Baker, Columbus, Georgia, Markesie Baker, Columbus, Georgia, Messiah Timmons, Columbus, Georgia, Elijah Timmons, Columbus, Georgia, Isaiah Timmons, Columbus, Georgia, Jaylen Simms, Columbus, Georgia, and Keyontae Senllings, Columbus, Georgia; one great granddaughter, Alayla Woodson, Warner Robins, Georgia; siblings, Leon Butler (Brenda), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Sonya Smith, Lithonia, Georgia, and Van Felder, Montezuma, Georgia; devoted friend, Larry Stark, Columbus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Betty Odell Williams Duncan
The funeral service for Mrs. Betty Odell Williams Duncan, age 82, 529 Idella Williams Road, Ideal, Georgia, who passed on Sunday Morning, September 9, 2018 at the Navicent Medical Center, Macon, Georgia, will be conducted 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, 5311 White Water Road, Ideal, Georgia (Reverend David Thomas, Pastor). The Reverend Rodney Duncan will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mrs. Duncan was born March 25, 1936 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Will Williams and Idella Huff Williams. She was preceded in death by eight siblings: Lessie Williams, Jessie Williams, Willie L. Williams, Hattie Bell Williams Hankerson, Elizabeth Williams Hicks, Homer Williams, Jossie Mae Williams Meadows and Elouise Williams West. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia where she attended the historic Ideal Elementary School under the leadership of the late Professor Lawrence and the historic Macon County High Training School of Montezuma, Georgia under the leadership of the late T. E. Moone.
At an early age she acquired her Christian training at the Shady Grove Baptist Church and she later joined the band of Christian believers where she has served in the capacity of Sunday School Secretary, Hospitality Committee, Floral Committee and a member of the Shady Grove Senior Choir. Betty also joined her husband, Joe, in loving and supporting his church, Hopewell Independent Church of Rupert, where she served on the Hospitality Committee and Mother of the Church.
Betty was united in holy wedlock to her one and only love Joe Duncan and to this union they were blessed with seven children. Two, Cynthia Duncan and Keith Duncan, preceded her in death. The love of her life, Joe Duncan, preceded her in death June 11, 2016. On Sunday, September 9, 2018 Betty now join those love ones who has gone on before. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.”
Her work ethics started early in her life: she worked on the family farm, Southern Frozen Food as a line technician, McKenzie Packing House, Ideal Health Care as a CNA, West Central of Georgia as a Social Worker, Macon County Board of Education as a Dietitian and Bus Driver. She was a member and Worthy Matron of the Garden Valley Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 40.
She leaves stars of sparkling love to her beloved children including, Barbara Ann Duncan, Sharpsburg, Georgia, Dr. Connie Duncan, College Park, Georgia, Betty Jo “B.J.” Harper, East Point, Georgia, Ronald Duncan (Emma), Ideal, Georgia, Sonia Michelle Duncan (Sam), Atlanta, Georgia and Connie Leary Duncan, Ideal, Georgia; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; four siblings, Sally Anna Williams Little and Beulah Williams Griffin of Ideal, Georgia, Dessie Williams Taylor, Atlanta, Georgia and Ola Mae Williams Turner, Ideal, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Raymond Duncan, Bessie Lou Duncan Nelson (J. C.) and Oris Duncan Johnson (Ellis) all of Ideal, Georgia; God-children and devoted friends include: Deacon Bobby Fulks, Jr., Deacon Michael Respert, Andre Bailey, Minnie Jean Respert, Hilda Fulks Walker, Doris Harris Spark, and Dwight Bailey; devoted niece and phone pal, Zelma Griffin, Ideal, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Live streaming will be available at the time of service, if requested by the family.