Johnnie Ladd, Sr.
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Mr. Johnnie Ladd, Sr. was born in Sumter County, Georgia on April 18, 1950, to the parentage of the late Mr. Doss Ladd and the late Mrs. Jessie Bell Barner Ladd. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. He was a member of the Union Whitely Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Tommy Law. He was employed with Short Farms for over 30 years. He was married to Leana M. Ladd and to that union, two children were born.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Ray Gene Ladd, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Mr. David (Sabrina) Dodson and Mr. Johnny Ladd, Jr. of Americus, GA; a daughter, Mrs. Pamela (Ray)
Daniels, Lawrenceville, GA; three sisters: Ms. Jena Ann Ladd, Greenville, SC; Mrs. Loretta (Felder) Daniels, Leslie, GA and Mrs. Shirley Anne (Johnnie) Johnson, Rochester, NY; one uncle, Mr. Calvin (Mary) Barner, Americus, GA; four grandchildren: Rayianna Daniels, Janella Dodson, Donell Dodson and Jaylen Daniels; a goddaughter, Ms. Linda Smith; the nursing staff of DaVita Dialysis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including close family friends, including, Mr. William Pullum, Albany, GA; Mr. Walter “Red” Tyson, Jr., Mr. Claude “Skeeter” Dodson, Mr. Bobby “Bro” Sims, Mr. Charles “Lighting” Ingram, Mr. James Miles, Jr., Mr. Charles “Jeru” Tyson and Mr. David Jones also
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Mr. Dexter Munns was born in Sumter County, Georgia on July 31, 1965, to the parents Mr. Homer Lee Floyd and Mrs. Corrine Munns Melton. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother and step-father, Mrs. Corrine (Ronnie) Melton, Smithville, GA; his father, Mr. Homer Lee (Cassie) Floyd, Americus, GA; two sons, Mr. Amos Hayes and Mr. Brandon Hayes; one daughter, Ms. Bernice Hayes and friend, Mr. Antonio Daniels, all of Americus, GA; two brothers, Mr. Christopher “Popeye” Melton and friend, Ms. Jaleisa Williams and Mr. Deon Williams, Americus, GA; two sisters, Ms. Cassandra Floyd-Jones and Ms. Daisy Mae Mable, both of Americus, GA; two uncles, Mr. Bobby (Monticello) Munns and Mr. Hollis Munns, all of Americus, GA; five aunts: Ms. Theartis Mercer, Leslie, GA; Ms. Doris Christmas, Atlanta, GA; Ms. Annie Ruth Williams, Warner Robins, GA; Ms. Ann Floyd and his favorite aunt, Mrs. Thelma (Tommy) McGarrah, all of Americus, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.
Eric Bernard Gilyard
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Eric Bernard Gilyard was born in Terrell County, Georgia on July 18, 1972, to the parentage of Mrs. Mary Hayes-Hand, who survives and the late Mr. Fred Gilyard. He received his education in the public schools of Terrell County, graduating in the year of 1990. At an early age, he joined Piney Grove
Missionary Baptist Church in Bronwood, Georgia under the leadership of Rev. Dr. H. C. Wilson. Later in life, he joined Lebanon Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia under the leadership of Rev. Hosie Waters. He retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections after 25 years of service. On November 30, 1996, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Mrs. Angela Jackson-Gilyard, and to this union, three children were reared and cared for. Eric was a member of the St. Mark Masonic Lodge #59 in Dawson, Georgia.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Major and Sally Gilyard; his paternal grandparents, Paul and Lilly Hayes; and a stepsister, Barbara Hand-Rogers.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted caregiver and wife of 23 years, Mrs. Angela Jackson-Gilyard, Plains, GA; three sons: Mr. Edward Jackson, Jr., Master Ashton Gilyard and Master Juan Gilyard, all of Plains, GA; a nephew who he raised as his own, Mr. Darius Bell; two goddaughters: Ms. Trakeyma Bridges, Dawson, GA and Ms. Iesha Williams; a godson, Mr. Thaddeus Hall, Jr., Plains, GA; his parents, Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Mary Hayes-Hand, Sasser, GA; his grandmother-in-law, Mrs. Addie Mae (Robert) Pope, Americus, GA; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Eloise (Robert) Tyson, Plains, GA; three sisters: Mrs. Connie (Jackie) Mitchell, Albany, GA; Ms. Kenyata (Adrian) Gilyard-May, Deltona, FL; Ms. Misty Dykes, Dawson, GA; seven brothers: Mr. Donald Jessie, Mr. Larry Daniels, both of Dawson, GA; Mr. Bobbie (Melody) Jessie, Virginia, VA; Mr. Frederick A. Gilyard, Atlanta, GA; Mr. Paul Seay, Mr. James Seay and Mr. Toris Gilyard, all of Sasser, GA; his uncles and aunts: Mr. R. L. Gilyard, Dawson, GA; Mr. Homer Wilson and Ms. Brenda Gilyard, both of Albany, GA and Ms. Emma Gilyard, Sasser, GA; a devoted uncle, Mr. Clinton (Carolyn) Jackson, Americus, GA; his stepsisters and stepbrothers: Mrs. Angela Hand-Woodard, Ms. Aretha Brown, Ms. Tonya Jackson, Ms. Sandra Ingram, Mrs. Victoria (Chris) Wooden and Mrs. Ann Beverly (Eric) Span; and a host of other relatives and friends survive.
K'Darious Cornelius Bartlett
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Mr. K’Darious Cornelius Bartlett was born in Americus-Sumter County, Georgia on October 22, 1997, to the parents of Mr. Michael Terry of Americus, Georgia and Ms. Candice Bartlett of Columbus, Georgia. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. He attended the Muscogee County Public Schools. K’Darious played football at Edgewood Elementary School and Arnold Middle School. He loved clothes and shoes. K’Darious was a lady’s man. He was very outspoken and was full of humor.
In addition to his parents, K’Darious is survived by: three sisters: Ms. Promese Bartlett, Columbus, GA; Ms. Orell Barker and Ms. Quadashia Reddick, both of Americus, GA; four brothers: Mr. Damerius Bartlett, Columbus, GA; Mr. Michael Terry, Jr., Mr. Braylon Terry and Mr. Briceton Terry, all of Americus, GA; his grandfather, Mr. Clifford Kleckley, Macon, GA; his grandmothers: Ms. Kimberly Goober, Columbus, GA; Ms. Delores Terry and Ms. Martha Snead, both of Americus, GA; a great grandmother, Ms. Mary G. Dennis, Americus, GA; aunts and uncles: Ms. Elaine Robinson, Mr. Richmond Terry, Jr., both of Jacksonville, FL; Ms. Sha-Ron Terry, Mr. Tommy (Angel) Clark, Mr. Chris (Diedra) Snead, Mr. Tyrone (Toni) Snead, all of Americus, GA; Ms. Tierra Bartlett, Mrs. Catreice (Eric) Newman, Ms. Asia Jackson, Mr. Briceston Goober, and Mr. Erin Richardson, all of Columbus, GA; Mrs. Shonda (Sedrick) Scott, and Mr. Craig (Gabrielle) Terry, all of Atlanta, GA; Command Sgt. Major Eric Richardson, Washington State; devoted aunt and uncle: Ms. Leila Cunningham, Columbus, GA and Mr. Travis Richardson, Americus, GA; a nephew, Mr. Quinterious Bartlett of Wisconsin; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends, including a devoted friend, Ms. Pandoria Barker, Americus, GA also survive.