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217 Ashby Street
Americus, GA 31709

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January 2020

Mr. Garry Jordan

December 12, 1967 - January 15, 2020

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

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

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.