Maxine Denise Volley

Maxine Denise Volley

Ms. Maxine Denise Volley was born in Sumter County, Georgia on September 9, 1959 to the parentage of the late Mr. Leonard Volley and the late Mrs. Minnie Lee Jackson Volley. She joined the New Bethel Baptist Church at an early age and served as an usher. Maxine was involved in many activities including cheerleading at Plains High School. After graduation, she attended Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. She enjoyed cooking, watching movies and spending time with her granddaughter. Two brothers, Mr. Joe Leonard Volley and Mr. Ernest Volley precedes her in death.

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Calvin Patrick Jones

Calvin Patrick Jones

Mr. Calvin Patrick Jones of 2638 Georgia Highway 195, South, Leslie, Georgia died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele, Georgia. The funeral service will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1:00 p. m. in the sanctuary of the Saint John Baptist Church, 224 East Allen Street, Leslie, Georgia.  The burial will follow at the Sue Walker Cemetery in Lake Blackshear, Georgia. On January 11, 2017, the angel came and lifted the spirit of our beloved son, Calvin Patrick Jones. He slipped quietly through the door into the dawn of a brighter day. He is   walking through the bliss of the eternal garden that God has promised.  Patrick was a loving, strong-willed, hardworking, caring, and dependable person. Calvin Patrick Jones was born on November 26, 1983 to Calvin Frank Jones and Rosemery Robinson Jones in Sumter County, Georgia.

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Mr. Anthony Tomorris Mann

Mr. Anthony Tomorris
Mann

Mr. Anthony Tomorris Mann On May 14, 1979, a caring and free spirit was born to Mr. James L. Mann and Mrs. Martha Willis Mann. Born in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, they named their son, Anthony Tomorris. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. He was a proud member of the Sumter County Comprehensive High School Class of 1998. Early in life, he accepted Christ and united with the Mountain Creek A. M. E. Church in Andersonville, Georgia. He remained a member until his passing. On Sunday, January 22, 2017, our beloved went home to be with the Lord. He transitioned while a patient at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

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Buther Mae Walton Buther Mae,

Buther Mae Walton “Buther Mae”

Our beloved, Buther Mae Walton “Buther Mae”, as she was affectionately called, was born in Sumter County, GA on March 6, 1934 to the parentage of the late T.C. Barker and Beulah K. Nixon. When she became of school age, she was educated in the Sumter County School systems. Upon completing grade school, Buther Mae attending Georgia Southwestern College, and positioned her interest in Early Childhood Development. Later into her adult life, she met and wed the late James Edward Jones, and to their union bore six children: Dorothy, Rosa, James, Linda, Otis, & Lazelle.

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Mrs. Annie Ruth Stewart Thomas

Mrs. Annie Ruth Stewart
Thomas

Mrs. Annie Ruth Stewart Thomas was born in Sumter County, Georgia on June 27, 1945 to the parentage of the late Mr. Johnny C. Williams and the late Mrs. Louise Stewart Williams. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, she joined the Union Whitely Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. D. Napier, later under the leadership of the late Rev. G. W. Nealy she joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Webster County, where she served as a faithful usher. She was standing and serving her Lord. Later she moved her membership to the Lebanon Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Hosie Waters

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Mrs. Eva Hall Ware

Mrs. Eva Hall Ware

Mrs. Eva Hall Ware was born to the parentage of the late Mr. Allen Hall and the late Mrs. Katie McCray Hall on May 12, 1935 in Sumter County, Georgia. She was educated in the public schools of Americus, GA. She graduated in 1953 from A.S. Staley High School. She committed her life to God at a very early age at the New Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. King David Ware on January 16, 1954, and to this union, they were blessed with eight children. Mrs. Ware retired from South GA Methodist Nursing Home after 30 years of dedicated service. She was an exemplary employee that was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of working with and knowing her.

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Mr. William Floyd

WILLIAM FLOYD

Mr. William Floyd was born in Plains, Sumter County, Georgia on December 11, 1920. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, he joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where he served faithfully until his health failed. He worked at Americus Hardware for several years and he also did farm work. He was an avid listener of WISK Radio. He was married to the late Mrs. Ida Bell Smith Floyd for 48 years.

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Mr. Allen T. Greene, Jr.

Mr. Allen T. Greene, Jr

Mr. Allen T. Greene, Jr. was born in Sumter County, Georgia on July 22, 1936 to the parentage of the late Mr. Allen Greene, Sr. and the late Mrs. Nellie Broner Greene. He grew up working on the Broner Family farms and later moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he enjoyed working in the cranberry bogs. There he made friends with a group of young men and they formed the musical group, The Platters. He sang with that group and played guitar until he moved back to the South; he was a true lover of music. Upon returning to Georgia, he joined Shipp Chapel Baptist Church, where he loved and served God.

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Mrs. T. Liller Jones Pless

Mrs. T. Liller Jones Pless

Mrs. T. Liller Jones Pless, who was affectionately known to her family and friends as Mama Tee was born to the parents of the late Mr. Thurston Bloomer Jones and Mrs. Alice Mae Wallace-Jones of Preston, Georgia who called her “Babe”. She attended Webster County Rule Schools whereas graduation constituted Eight (8th) Grades; she graduated. As a youngster, she was taught “faith by which to live” and united with Evans Chapel C.M.E. Church, Preston, GA in the community of Church Hill. She was emerged under the water in a creek used for Baptism. She united in Holy Matrimony with Andrew Pless, Sr. January 7, 1939 through February 4, 2017 according to Romans 7:2-3 for 78-Years. The Andrew Pless, Sr. family relocated to Americus, GA, October 23, 1957 and united with the Allen Chapel AME Church family. She continued servant ship

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Mrs. Eletherline James McMurray

Mrs. Eletherline James
McMurray

Mrs. Eletherline James McMurray was born in Marion County, Georgia to the late Mr. Frank James and the late Mrs. Johnnie Mae Scott James. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Always faithful and dedicated, she had a passion for singing God’s praises. She was an original member of the Young Adult Choir at Mt. Carmel and sang diligently for forty-five years. Traveling far and near singing God’s praises. She was a 1979 graduate of Tri-County High School

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Mr. Robert Lee Thomas

Mr. Robert Lee Thomas

Mr. Robert Lee Thomas, affectionately known as  “Daddy Robert”, “Daddy”, “Uncle Robert” and “Mr. Thomas”, was the youngest of two children to the parentage of the late Mr. Roosevelt Thomas and the late Mrs. Mary Bell Gaines Thomas. He was born in Sumter County, Georgia on March 19, 1939. He received his education in the Sumter County School System. At an early age, he joined the Perry Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as treasurer until his health failed. He worked and retired

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