Caiden Benson Foster
March 11, 2017 - January 27, 2020
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Caiden Benson Foster was born in Americus, Georgia on March 11, 2017, to the parents of Ms. Heavenleigh Collier and Mr. Marlin Foster. Caiden was loved by many and loved every person he came in contact with. He was such an inspiration to all— old and young. His smile could brighten up any room. He enjoyed watching T.V., playing, dancing, but most of all, spending time with loved ones. In the time of need, the community had his back; now he has OUR BACK.
Caiden is preceded in death by his great grandparents: Mack Arthur Alford, Jr., John Frank Collier, Sr., Estelle Collier, Curtis Foster, Sr., Bennie Mae Combs Foster, Alphonso Westbrook and Glover Ingram, Sr.
In addition to his parents, Caiden leaves to cherish his memories: a brother, Caleb Foster and a sister, Khloe Nix, both of Americus, GA; his grandmothers, Ms. Angela Westbrook Foster and Ms. Carolyn Collier, both of Americus, GA; his grandfathers, Mr. Marvin Foster of Montgomery, AL and Mr. John Collier, Jr. of Cordele, GA; his great grandmothers, Ms. Martha Alford and Ms. Berta Westbrook Winn, both of Americus, GA; his great-great grandmother, Ms. Frankie Griffin, Americus, GA; eight aunts: Ms. Natasha Foster, Ms. Brittany Collier, Ms. Natalie Collier, Ms. Jovetta Collier, Ms. Clarice Collier, Ms. Sharon Foster, Ms. Karon Foster and Ms. Katrina Jones; a devoted cousin, A’Zylin Fuller; devoted godparents, Mr. Brandon Truitt and Ms. Sherice Kholer; and a host of other relatives also survive.
Mr. Arthur Charles Barron
October 5, 1959 - January 27, 2020
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Mr. Arthur Charles Barron was born in Sumter County, Georgia on October 5, 1959, to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie James Barron and the late Mrs. Easter Mae Searcy Barron. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County, graduating from Union High School in Leslie, Georgia. At an early age, he joined the Old Corinth Baptist Church, where he served faithfully until his health failed. Arthur or “RC”, as he was affectionately called, was employed by the Sumter County Board of Education and retired in 2017 after giving 36 years of service. He loved his Sumter County RAMS and was known as a die-hard fan. He loved the children that walked the halls of Sumter County High School and cherished the relationships that he formed with each of them. Arthur always had a kind word to share and simply wanted to add a ray of sunshine to those that he encountered. Many days at work, he took the time to stop at every classroom on his hall speaking to the teachers and staff members.
He is preceded in death by three brothers: Clarence Searcy, Jimmie Lee Barron, Larry Donnell Barron; a sister, Willie Bell Barron and his grandparents, Mr. Willie and Mrs. Sarah Walton.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two sisters, Ms. Louise B. Mayes of Dothan, AL and Ms. Carolina Barron and friend, Emmett Floyd of Leslie, GA; one brother, Mr. James Barron, Americus, GA; one aunt, Mrs. Johnnie Vaughn, Americus, GA; five nephews: Christopher (Taneeneka) Barron, Darian Floyd, Corey Floyd and friend, Dennisha Young, Christopher Worth and Michael Mayes; five nieces: Dominica Mayes, Theresa Floyd, Tasha Floyd, Rebecca Hooks and Vanessa Lowe; a devoted friend and caregiver, Ms. Katrina Fuller, Americus, GA; a devoted friend and brother, Mr. Raymond Johnson; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.
Mr. La'Warrior Sir'Charles Gardner
March 31, 1998- January 18, 2020
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On March 31, 1998, a bouncing baby boy by the name of La’Warrior Sir’ Charles, affectionally known as “Pooh” and “Lil’ Man” (by his granddaddy), was born to the parentage of Mr. La’Warrior Charles Gardner and Ms. Anginette Dodson Williams at Sumter Regional Hospital in Sumter County.
He received his education from Americus–Sumter High School, where he graduated with the dynamic class of 2017. He furthered his education at South Georgia Technical College earning a diploma in barbering giving him the title of Master Barber.
Sir’ Charles accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was a member of New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Americus, GA under the leadership of Pastor Michael Walker. Later, he joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Byromville, GA under the leadership of Pastor Jerry Sanders.
Sir’ Charles was employed with the Department of Corrections with the Macon State Prison as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. He loved life and was a young man of numerous talents: artist, exquisite culinary cook after working as a waiter at Madea’s Diner, and was known as “Fresh Da Barber” for his fresh haircuts at Heritage Barbershop. Sir’ Charles was a young entrepreneur about business.
On Saturday, January 18, 2020, La’Warrior Sir’ Charles departed his earthly vessel at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Mrs. Jeanette Dodson.
Cherishing the memories of our beloved is his beautiful infant daughter, Miss Caitlyn Grace Gardner and her mother, Amber Stewart of Americus, GA; his loving parents, Ms. Anginette Dodson Williams of Orlando, FL and Mr. La’Warrior Charles (Angela) Gardner of Americus, GA; his devoted and loving grandparents: Mr. Charlie (Linda) Gardner and Mr. Claude Dodson, all of Americus, GA; six loving brothers: Mr. Gilbert Brown, Jr. of Montezuma, GA; Mr. Mike Dodson, Mr. Travion Gardner, Mr. Olintis (Adrienne) Munson, Mr. Lonnie Munson, and Mr. David Mitchell, all of Americus, GA; four amazing sisters: Ms. Aiyanna Brown of Montezuma, GA; Ms. Shominique Mitchell, Ms. Kalicia Mitchell, and Ms. Chantrell “Angel” Hall, all of Americus, GA; two beautiful nieces: Miss Kamryn Dodson and Miss Ava Brown, both of Montezuma, GA; four loving aunts: Ms. Velma Sims, Ms. Latressa Dodson, Ms. Carla Dodson, all of Americus, GA, and Ms. Kimberly Goober of Columbus, GA; two dedicated uncles that were like fathers: Mr. Reginald (Deatrice) Harris of Americus, GA and USN Chief Petty Officer Charles Gardner of Bremerton, WA; three special mothers that helped guide Sir’ Charles: Mrs. Julia Sims, First Lady Debra Monts, and Ms. Shunta Leverette, all of Americus, GA; his two godparents: Mrs. Melody (Omar) McFarlane of Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Karen (Jessie) Hillary of Albany, GA; a devoted sister, Ms. Porsha Mann of Warner Robins, GA and a devoted brother, Mr. Justin Jones of Albany, GA; his loving aunts and uncles, including a great uncle, Mr. John Sims of Americus, GA; and a host of cousins; including special cousins: Tayvis Dodson, Shirahz Dodson, Michael Carter, Sharvin Sims, Tony Johnson, and Crystal Stewart; friends and other relatives also survive. A special recognition to Macon State coworkers, classmates of 2017, and the Master Barbers Community.
Mrs. Bertha Lee Williams
April 7, 1938-January 16, 2020
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Sister Bertha Lee Angry Williams was born in Sumter County, Georgia on April 7, 1938, to the parentage of the late Mr. George Angry and the late Mrs. Sarah Laster Angry. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, she joined the Greater Cedar Springs Baptist Church, where she served faithfully. She was a member of the Board of Ushers and Mother of the Church. She was also a member of the Christian Family Cluster Circle Ministry of the Lebanon Baptist Church. She worked for 30 plus years as a seamstress at Manhattan Shirt Company. She was married to the late Mr. Thomas E. Williams. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, David Williams; a granddaughter, Shambretta “Teddy” Johnson; and her siblings: George Angry, Jr., Leonard Angry, Authry Mae Sims and Annie Kate Angry.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her son, Mr. Thomas E. (Luevina) Williams, Jr., Havelock, NC; two brothers, Mr. Eugene (Sharon) Angry and Mr. William (Doris) Angry, all of Smithville, GA; three sisters: Ms. Letha McCoy and friend, Mr. Walter Jackson, Ms. Mary Lundy and Ms. Queen Holley, all of Americus, GA; a daughter-in-law, Ms. Rochelle Williams, Dawson, GA; a sister-in-law, Ms. Mary Hawkins Angry, Preston, GA; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.
Mr. Garry Jordan
December 12, 1967 - January 15, 2020
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Mr. Garry Frank Jordan was born in Sumter County, Georgia on December 12, 1967, to the parentage of the late Mr. Joseph Jordan and Mrs. Vivian Watson
Jordan. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County and was a 1985 graduate of Americus High School. He was a brick mason and worked for different contractors.
In addition to his mother, Mrs. Vivian Watson Jordan of Americus, GA, he leaves to cherish his memories: two children, Mr. Marguis Jordan, Atlanta, GA and Ms. Chelsey Jordan, Americus, GA; one grandson, Kylon Calloway, Americus, GA; three brothers: Mr. Kenneth (Wanda) Jordan, Mr. Joseph (Takenya) Jordan, all of Americus, GA and Mr. Terrence (Tamiko) Whitlock, Albany, GA; one sister, Mrs. Yolundia (John) Monts, Americus, GA; his grandmother, Ms. Dorothy Watson, Americus, GA; eight uncles: Mr. L. W. Watson, Americus, GA; Mr. J. W. Watson, Jr., Freehold, NJ; Mr. Walter Watson, Oceanview, HI; Mr. John (Ruby) Watson, Cuthbert, GA; Mr. Earl (Tami) Watson, Albany, GA; Mr. Calvin (Shelice) Watson, Covington, GA; Mr. James Watson, Dallas, TX and Mr. Larry Watson, Chicago, IL; five aunts: Ms. Cassandra Watson, Oglethorpe, GA; Mrs. Mildred (Lee) Gooden, Americus, GA; Ms. Brenda Watson, Mrs. Gloria (Shelly) Harvey, all of Albany, GA, and Mrs. Evelyn (Wesley) Ellerbee, Decatur, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, including a devoted cousin, Mrs. Helen Hinson, Daytona Beach, FL; other relatives and friends, including devoted friends: Mr. Dennis Robinson, Mr. Willie Barron, Mr. Darrell Goodwin and the McCoy Hill family also survive.
Mr. Charlie McDaniel Coleman
March 5, 1971 - January 13, 2020
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Mr. Charlie McDaniel Coleman was born Americus, Sumter County, Georgia on March 5, 1971, to the parentage of the late Mr. Charlie Clifford Hawk and Ms. Lena Mae Coleman. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, he joined the New Mt. Mariah Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. D. H. Henry. Charlie faithfully played the guitar and sang in the choir until his health failed. Charlie adored his work as a volunteer auxiliary deputy with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Ms. Lena Mae Coleman, Americus, GA; his step-mom, Ms. Elizabeth Hawk, Columbus, GA; four daughters: Bianca Woods, Ms. Nijayla Waters, Ms. Jaylliyah Waters and Ms. Arion Waters, all of Americus, GA; two sons, Mr. George Woods, Americus, GA and Mr. Jaycoben Coleman, Homerville, GA; three grandchildren: G’marion, G’kaiden and Giovonne, all of Americus, GA; four sisters: Mrs. Cynthia (John) Ingram of Locust Grove, GA; Ms. Aerika Spellers of Columbus, GA; Mrs. Doris (William) Mann and a devoted sister, Ms. Sonya Coleman, all of Americus, GA; one brother, Mr. Reginald (Valerie) Hawk of Colorado Springs, CO; seven aunts: Mrs. Dora (AJ) Daniel, Ms. MaeVester Coleman, Ms. Nellie Coleman, Ms. Bertha Floyd, all of Americus, GA; Ms. Machelle Hawk, Ms. Vonn Hawk, both of Columbus, GA and Ms. Patricia Coleman, Pompano Beach, FL; one god-aunt, Ms. Hazel Fredrick, Americus, GA; ten uncles: Mr. Eugene Coleman, Atlanta, GA; Mr. Eddie Dunn, Mr. O.Z. Coleman, Mr. A.J. Daniel, Mr. John L. Floyd, all of Americus, GA; Mr. Seaborn (Chris) Hawk, Mr. Kenneth Hawk, Mr. Charles Hawk, Mr. Clifford Hawk and Mr. Melvin Jones, all of Columbus, GA; truly loving and devoted caregiver, Ms. Gwen Lassiter Spivey; and a host of nieces, including a devoted niece, Ms. Shamere Brown; nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including devoted friends, Mr. Steven Fripp, Mrs. Ethel Carter, Mr. Eugene Carter and his pet dogs, also survive.
Mr. James C. Jackson
September 22, 1932 - January 7, 2020
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Mr. James C. Jackson was born in Pittsview, Alabama on September 22, 1932, to the parentage of the late Mr. Price Jackson and the late Mrs. Mozelle Grier Jackson. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. At the age of 25, he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. There, he became employed with Palm Beach County. He retired after many years of dedicated service. In 1997, he moved back to Americus and united with the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
James C. Jackson was the coolest of the bunch. He never allowed his age to dictate who he was. He was always humble, loving, caring, and believed in giving God his time. When you met him, you instantly fell in love with him. He was a great son, father, brother, husband, grandfather, uncle and cousin. He was married to the late Mrs. Rozzie Whitehead Jackson. In addition to his parents and his wife, he is also preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Homer Jackson and Mr. Tommy C. Jackson.
Although he was soft spoken, when he spoke you listened. Our lives will never be the same without him. But his memories will forever live on inside each and everyone of us.
Left to cherish his memories are three sons: Mr. Tommy C. Jackson, Mr. Jessie L. Jackson and Mr. James C. Jackson, Jr., all of West Palm Beach, FL; two daughters, Ms. Marian A. Jackson and Ms. Denisha Jackson, both of Riviera Beach, FL; two brothers, Mr. John and Ms. Jackie Green Jackson of Americus, GA and Mr. Jessie (Hattie) Jackson of Allentown, PA; one loving and devoted sister, Ms. Christine J. Maxwell, Detroit, MI; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, including a devoted nephew, Mr. Kelvin Jackson; cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.
Mr. Louis Jerome Tyson
October 31, 1962 - January 5, 2020
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Mr. Louis Jerome Tyson was born in Sumter County, Georgia on October 31, 1962, to the parentage of Mr. Robert L. “R. L.” Tyson and the late Mrs. Rosa Mae Bridges Tyson. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County and was a 1981 graduate.
In addition to his mother, Mrs. Rosa Mae Bridges Tyson, he is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Tyson and his grandparents: Mrs. Minnie Lee Bridges, Mr. Arthur Bridges and Mr. Robert L. Tyson, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his father, Mr. Robert L. (Eloise) Tyson, Plains, GA; two children: Marice (Keniaer) Tyson, Macon, GA and TiVonda (Major Jamel) Reese, San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren: Jasmine Farley, Shelby Tyson, both of Macon, GA and Jayden Reese, San Antonio, TX; two brothers: Mr. Derrick Tyner, Atlanta, GA and Mr. Kyle (Meghann) Hill, Centerville, GA; a sister, Ms. Dianne Bridges, Savannah, GA; his grandmother, Mrs. Katherine Tyson, Plains, GA; a stepsister, Ms. Angela Gilyard, Plains, GA; his aunts: Ms. Bernice Tyson, Ms. Catherine Harvey, both of Plains, GA and Ms. Leila Brown, Cordele, GA; four uncles: Mr. Wilbon Tyson, Mr. James Tyson, Mr. Lucious Tyson, all of Plains, GA and Mr. Shelly (Ira Bell) Tyson, Americus, GA; his nieces and nephews, Monkyleya Hill, Makayla Hill, Kyletavious Hill, Caden Hill, Collin Hill and Kai Hill; cousins, other relatives and friends, including devoted friends: Ricky Harvey, Eddie Lockett, Earnest Banks, Tony Tyson and Edward Tyson also survive.