Chris Lewis, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Obituaries

Teresa Linn Downs Brazil

Teresa Linn Downs Brazil, age 71 of Shady Dale, passed away at her home Friday, September 15, 2023.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, September ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 1:08 pm

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Mrs. Dorothy Thornton

Mrs. Dorothy Thornton, age 73 of Powder Springs passed on September 7, 2023. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM  in the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:00 am

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Dennis Lynn Perry

Dennis Lynn Perry, age 93, of Americus, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Visitation was held at Hancock Funeral Home ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 7, 2023 3:32 pm

Local News

Sumter County Board of Education to hold meeting, August 28, 2023

The Sumter County Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the Sumter ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, August 25, 2023 3:25 pm

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Fred Lamar Paul

Fred Lamar Paul, 87, of Rome, GA, entered eternal rest on Friday, August 4, 2023. “Lamar” was born to the late Joseph Robert Paul and Virgie ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:48 pm

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GARY LAMAR “SPARKY” REEVES

  “Every Day Is Special”…the motto of this Big Time, Amazing Man, who touched countless lives throughout his fully lived 74 years, 4 months and ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, August 4, 2023 9:27 am

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Connie Rue Wheaton

Connie Rue Wheaton, 93, passed away on July 27, 2023 in Americus, GA. She was born May 4, 1930 to the late Arthur Bradley and ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 28, 2023 9:49 am

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Ann Way Bass

Ann Way Bass peacefully rejoined her husband and daughter in heaven on July 19, 2023 while surrounded by family. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 27, 2023 8:45 am

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Mrs. Patsy Ruth Short Medlock

  Mrs. Patsy Ruth Short Medlock, age 85, passed away on June 11, 2023 at her beloved home in Plains, Georgia. Funeral services were held ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:26 pm

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Mrs. Frances Delores Chappell

  Mrs. Frances Delores Chappell, age 84, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Born January 10, 1939 in Center ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:23 pm

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Sybil H. Crawford

  We are sad to announce the passing of our Mother, , at the age of 97, on June 22, 2023. She was surrounded by ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:20 pm

Jimmy Carter

A political “turning point”: Jimmy Carter and his 1962 GA. State Senate run

by D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. As part of the Americus ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:14 am

Obituaries

William (Bill) Dunham Hart III

William (Bill) Dunham Hart III of Fairhope, Alabama, and Whitefish, Montana, passed away unexpectedly in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 17, 2023. He was there ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 2, 2023 7:28 am

News

SW Georgia Resident Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charge, Sold Stolen Rifles

ALBANY, Ga. – An Americus, Georgia, resident with a criminal history pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm after he was arrested stealing rifles from ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, May 25, 2023 4:18 pm

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Sharon Denise Hargrove McLeRoy

  Sharon Denise Hargrove McLeRoy, age 62, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Born October 28, 1960 in ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, March 30, 2023 11:48 am

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Mrs. Carlise Peel Moncrief

Mrs. Carlise Peel Moncrief, age 88, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023 in Leesburg, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, March 30, 2023 11:46 am

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Mr. Earnest Earl “Cutter” Gammage, Jr.

Mr. Earnest Earl “Cutter” Gammage, Jr., age 92, passed away on Sunday evening, March 26, 2023, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 11:00 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, March 30, 2023 11:44 am

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Mr. Daniel E. “Dan” Rhyne

Mr. Daniel E. “Dan” Rhyne, age 96, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at his home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, March 30, 2023 11:39 am

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Mrs. Louise Maye Anthony

Mrs. Louise Maye Anthony, age 73, passed away Friday, March 17, 2023 at the Pruitt Health Center in Ashburn, GA. A memorial service will be ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, March 24, 2023 10:44 am

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Bernice Louise Johnson Cullison

Bernice Louise Johnson Cullison passed away March 23, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. Bernice was born on January 28, 1933 to Pearl Holley ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, March 24, 2023 10:40 am

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Mrs. Louise Maye Anthony

Mrs. Louise Maye Anthony, age 73, passed away Friday, March 17, 2023 at the Pruitt Health Center in Ashburn, GA. A memorial service will be ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, March 22, 2023 10:17 am

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Mr. Ralph Helms Norton

Mr. Ralph Helms Norton, age 71, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at his residence, with his family by his side. Funeral services will ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, March 13, 2023 8:03 am

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Charlie Boyd Jackson

Charlie Boyd Jackson, 69, of Dawson, GA, died March 10, 2023 in Grady Memorial Hospital from work related injuries. A graveside funeral service will be ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, March 13, 2023 8:01 am

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Mrs. Claire Smith Simmerson

Mrs. Claire Smith Simmerson passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, Sunday, February 26, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, March 2, 2023 2:26 pm

News Main

Locals and Tourists in Plains reflect on the life and legacy of former President Jimmy Carter

By Ken Gustafson PLAINS, GA – There are many ways to describe what former President Jimmy Carter has meant to the nation and the world, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 11:50 am

Obituaries

Grace Carswell Bell

  Grace Carswell Bell, age 99, of Americus, GA passed away on February 14, 2023, after an extended illness under the care of Baptist Village ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 17, 2023 8:09 am

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Thelma Griger Carter

Thelma Griger Carter, age 77, of Americus, GA passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wilcox ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, February 16, 2023 1:15 pm

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Ms. Lorine Jackie Barksdale-Bendever

Ms. Lorine Jackie Barksdale-Bendever, 73 of Ellaville, passed away at South East Health in Dothan, Al. on February 14, 2023. Funeral services will be held on ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 2:04 pm

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