The Final chapter of Mr. Milton Terry Senior’s life was written on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 when he was called home and entered into eternal rest. Servant of God, Well Done, Rest from Thy Love Employ. The Battle has been fought, the victory has been won, Enter thy Master’s Joy.
Milton was born March 1, 1930 to the late Reverend Rufus Terry and Annie Mae Jordan Terry in Ellaville (Schley County) Georgia. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister, Olivia, Brothers, Rudolph (Eleanor), and Reno Dean (Azzie).
Milton received his formal education as well as Christian education in the Schley County Community. He professed Christ as his Savior at an early age at the Quebec Baptist Church in Ellaville, GA. He was united in holy matrimony to the former Bertha Hill of Andersonville, GA. This union was blessed with three children.
He believed in telling you exactly what he thought and doing exactly what he wanted to do. He wanted it done “His Way”. He enjoyed driving from Andersonville to Americus to Ellaville to Montezuma back to Andersonville on a daily. His favorite word of the day was:
“THANK GOD FOR JESUS”
Milton operated and managed the Family Farm as well as owned and operated his general store many years prior to moving to New Jersey. Upon relocating to New Jersey he embraced his entrepreneurial skills and started the Ace Industrial Corporation (AIC). He owned and operated AIC for more than 35 years, prior to retiring in 1991 and returning to Andersonville, GA. Upon returning he reconnected with the Quebec Baptist Church where he faithfully served as Chairman of the Deacon Board until his health failed.
Left to tell his story are his loving wife of more than 63 years Bertha (Hill) Terry, his two sons, Milton (Geneva) Terry Jr., Americus, GA, and Bradley Terry, Andersonville, GA; two daughters, Deborah (Blake) Hollis, Ellenwood, GA, and Sherol Golden (Charles) Harvey, Buena Vista, GA. One sister, Artie Mae Davis, Ellaville, GA; two brothers-in-law, Lorin (Janet) Hill, Beaver, PA, and Cooper Clemons, Andersonville, GA; two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Hill, Beaver, PA, and Josephine (Albert) Cooper, Americus, GA; five granddaughters: Ariel (Hasani) McHoney, Atlanta, GA; Ajayla Powell and Diandra Hollis, both of Americus, GA; Anitrice Hollis, Ellenwood, GA; Shondria Golden and Latitia Steward, of Buena Vista, GA; and two grandsons: Jamyron (Ava) Steward, Columbus, GA and Blake Hollis, Ellenwood, GA. Four great-granddaughters Hannah McHoney, Jamora Steward, Janiya Steward, and Arion Kelly, and one great-grandson Caden Jones. God-Son: Eric Frederick Andersonville,GA. Devoted niece and nephew: Janice Terry, Newark, NJ and Rudolph Terry, Americus, GA. Additionally, Milton leaves behind numerous friends and acquaintances. Devoted friends Steward & Carrie McIntosh(Clearwater, FL) Charlie Hill and Robert(Bobby) English Andersonville, GA