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November 2019

Obituaries

Elder Freddie Louise Tullis Evans

April 13, 1951-November 27, 2019

Elder Freddie Louise Tullis Evans of Andersonville, Georgia was born, April 13, 1951, in Plains, Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mr. Fred Tullis and the late Mrs. Jennie Mae Tullis. She was a 1971 graduate of Americus High School in Americus, GA. After graduating high school, she worked for Bernard Beauty Salon. She was also a graduate of South Georgia Technical College with a degree in cosmetology. She continued her education and received her degree to become a licensed Master Cosmetologist and instructor. She received additional training as an expert weaveologist at Bronner Brothers in Atlanta, GA. She was a professional model and hair stylist for Bronner Brothers while residing in Atlanta, GA. She returned to Americus, GA, establishing her designer salon— Bronner Brothers Beauty Salon. She later relocated her business to Andersonville and the name changed to Crossroads Beauty Salon. She was an expert in her field. She served as a mentor and trainer to many local hair care professionals. Her work was amazing and unique! After she retired as an entrepreneur, she worked as the Central Office Receptionist with the Sumter County Board of Education. She was a member of the Ministers’ Wives and Widows Alliance and First Lady of the Bibleway Fellowship Center, Inc.  

 

She is preceded in death by a brother, Henry Tullis and her brothers and sister-in-law: William Freeman Evans, Marzell Evans and Mae Bell Evans.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband of 45 years, Elder Johnie L. Evans, Andersonville, GA; two daughters: Torisa Thomas, Andersonville, GA; Daphne Evans (Kristopher McCoy), Lithonia, GA; a son Christopher John Evans, Sr., Denver, Colorado; her grandchildren: Azalea, Christopher Jr., Jada, Chloe, Demazzion and Kristian; four brothers: James (Mae Francis) Sims, Decatur, GA; Elias (Yvonne) Tullis, Americus, GA; Clarence (Ruby) Tullis, Albany, GA and Clyde Tullis (Theartis Laverne), Americus, GA; five sisters: Jeraldine (Adam) Holley, Plains, GA; Jennie M. Paschal, Sherline (Reginald) Williams, Sr., Nettie (Kenith) Hall, all of Americus, GA and Joan Holcomb, Miami, FL; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Regina Tullis, Americus, GA; Hazel Adams, Springfield, MA; Curtis (Mae Lizzie) Evans, Sr. and Donna (Kenneth) Hawk, Plains, GA; Henry Evans, Rex, GA; Marvin (Annie) Wilson, Americus, GA; Arthur Lee Evans (Carol), Lillie Bell (Al) Parker, Carmen Evans, all of Hartford, CT; Beulah Jowers, Homestead, FL and Mollie Ruth Dukes, West Palm Beach, FL; three aunts: Ms. Thelma Solomon, Ms. Mae Ola Louis, both of Americus, GA and Ms. Hattie Proctor, Albany, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and special friends also survive.

Joseph Alton Johnson
"Pop Shot"

April 26, 1946-November 22, 2019

Mr. Joseph Alton Johnson was born in Sumter County, Georgia on April 26, 1946, to the parentage of the late Ms. Lillie Bell Johnson. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. He was a member of the New Mt. Mariah Baptist Church and served until his health declined. He was employed with IMC as a Fertilizer Scaler for over 37 years.

 

He is preceded in death by a sister, Martha E. Johnson; a brother, James O. Johnson and a devoted lifelong friend, Annie Ruth Harvey.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a brother, Mr. Ray (Martha) Johnson, Americus, GA; four sisters: Ms. Marilyn Jackson, Ms. Debra Green, Mrs. Belinda (Stan) Josey, all of Americus, GA and Ms. Sharon Johnson, Macon, GA; his nieces and nephews: Mrs. Angela (Dirk) Engram, Mr. Eddie Bernard (Stephanie) Jackson, Mr. Edward (Patience) Jackson, Mr. Barrington Johnson, Mr. Kerry (Shanee) Green, Mrs. Alicia (Tony) Buchanan, Ms. Teresa Degroat, Ms. Laquanda Draines, Mr. Travis Johnson, Ms. Angelica Johnson, Mr. Marcus (Brenda) Johnson, Ms. Shantray Tyson, Ms. Shaquanda Billings, Mr. Lynwood Johnson and Mr. Christopher Ferguson; and a host of great nieces including, Kendall Robinson and Kennedy Tyson, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

Leon Bobb

July 26, 1944-November 9, 2019

On November 9, 2019, Leon Bobb was called home to be with the Lord. Leon was born July 26, 1944 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Walter Bobb and the late Mrs. Ola Mae Smith Kinder. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County.  He was employed by Hickory Spring Manufacturer for 35 years. Over the years, Leon enjoyed fishing, cooking, fixing on appliances, and taking care of his lawn: everyone knew not to step on his grass.

 

He is preceded in death by one son, Leon Bobb, Jr.; one daughter, Imitha Bobb; and two brothers, Bobby Bobb and Carl Kinder. 

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife of 41 years, Mrs. Mary Godwin Bobb, Americus, GA; three sons: Mr. Jeremy (Tonya) Bobb, Jonesboro, GA; Mr. Thavian (Shangaleza) Godwin, Dallas, TX; Mr. Rickavin (Lashonda) Bobb, Americus, GA; three daughters: Mrs. Gail (Norman) Pickett, Americus, GA; Ms. Angla Banks, Americus, GA; Mrs. Suleania (Eric) Bryant, Americus, GA; five brothers: Mr. Gilbert (Mary) Bobb, Buffalo, NY; Mr. Curtis (Lynn) Smith, Wichita, KS; Mr. Randolph (Carolyn) Kinder, Fitzgerald, GA; Mr. Elmer (Constance) Kinder, Covington, GA and Mr. Alvin Kinder, Covington, GA; eleven grandchildren: Daryl Carter, Jr., Americus, GA; Rickavin Bobb, Americus, GA; Satoya Merritt, Americus, GA; Jumarcus Merritt, Americus, GA; Taliyah Godwin, Dallas, TX; Davian Godwin, Dallas, TX; Justin Baker, Americus, GA; Jayshun Bobb, Americus, GA; Brandon Bobb, Jonesboro, GA; Harrison Bryant, Americus, GA and Haleigh Bryant, both of Americus, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends left to cherish his many memories.

Victor Lee Postell
"Danny"

May 14, 1963-November 10, 2019

Mr. Victor Lee Postell, affectionately called “Danny”, was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 14, 1963, to the parents of the late Mr. Harrison Allen and the late Ms. Arletha Jackson Postell. Danny resided in Americus, Georgia for over 35 years, where he was a self-employed construction contractor.  In addition to his parents, Danny is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Postell.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: a cousin who was more like a sister, Carolyn (Billy) Dennard of Americus, GA; a brother, Freddie Lee (Madeline McKenzie) Postell, Jr. of Americus, GA; a devoted cousin, Marie English of Americus, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends, including devoted friends, Tom Wheeler and Tony Tucker, both of Americus, GA also survive.