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Mr. David Cummings

Mr. David Cummings, Sandersville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018. Memorial services were held on Friday, May, 4, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Sandersville United Methodist Church. He was born on March 18, 1960 in Decatur, GA to the parentage of the late Mr. David Franklin Cummings and the late Mrs. Josephine Newsome Cummings. David attended the public school system of Washington County and graduated a Star Student in the class of 1978. He attended Guilford College in Greensboro, NC earning a degree in Geology in 1982. David studied geology at the University of Kansas where he earned a Master’s Degree in 1985. While at Guilford, he met Mrs. Katherine Helms Cummings and they were marr

Mr. Alvin Spencer

Mr. Alvin Spencer, a native of Warthen Community, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul C.M.E. Church, Sparta, Georgia. Mr. Spencer is survived by four children: Ms. Quynntara Spencer, Ms. Karteadra Smith, Ms. Sandreaka Smith, Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Alexia Smith, Sparta, Georgia; seven sisters: Ms. Vernell Smith, Sparta, Georgia, Ms. Terra Hall, Ms. Donna Shaw, Chicago, IL, Ms. Sharon Banks, Charlotte, NC, Ms. Rita Matlock, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Ms. LaTaurus Collins, Springfield, Kentucky, Ms. Kimberly Collins, Sandersville, Georgia; one brother: Mr. Darrell Collins, Chicago, Illinois; father: Mr. Oscar Willie Womble,

Mrs. Sherry Hammett

Mrs. Sherry Hammett passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Dixon Branch Baptist Church located at 4120 Scarboro Hwy, Rocky Ford, GA 30455, with Apostle Beulah Budgett officiating. Interment was held in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hammett was born March 1, 1967 to the parentage of Mrs. Edna Culver Lovett and the late Mr. Robert Louis Culver. At an early age Sherry joined Dixon Branch Baptist Church, Rocky Ford, GA. She was educated in the public school system of Screven County where she graduated with the class of 1986. She was nicknamed Sister Baby by her grandmother Inez and aunt

Mrs. Hattie Ruth Peacock-Scott

Mrs. Hattie Ruth Peacock-Scott passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at St. James Christian Fellowship Church, Tennille, Georgia with Pastor Mack Jackson officiating. Interment was held at Green Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of the service. She was born on April 1, 1943 to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr. and the late Mrs. Precious Graham Bell. She joined Green Grove Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until her passing. She sang in the choir for over fifty years and served on the kitchen committee for many years. Hattie was pre

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Mrs. Shirley Williams, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Camp Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Mitchell officiating. Interment was held in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Mrs. Williams was born on October 16, 1958 in Sandersville, GA to the parentage of Mrs. Christine Jordan and the late Mr. Valine Jordan. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Camp Spring Baptist Church. She attended the public schools of Washington County graduating with the class of 1976. In 1978, she was united in holy matrimony

Mr. William Pearson

Mr. William Pearson, affectionately known as "Speed King," passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Smith Medical Nursing Care Center in Sandersville, Georgia. Memorial services were held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home chapel with Prophetess Sandra Green officiating. Mr. Pearson was born on September 7, 1927 in Glascock County to the parentage of the late Ms. Corine Lee and the late Rev. William Pearson. When he was seventeen years old his mother moved to Washington County where he worked on a farm and did seasonal work. He was a civil rights activist and worked alongside the late Mr. Richard Turner, Sr. for many years. He always kept up with local news r

Mrs. Helen Miller

Mrs. Helen Miller, Sandersville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Christian Fellowship with Elder Roy Washington officiating. Interment was held in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the service. Mrs. Miller is survived by six children: Mrs. Carolyn (Sam) James, Ms. Dorothy Thomas, Ms. Lisa Miller, Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Linda Strowbridge, Ms. Angelina James, Mr. Larry Francis, Sandersville, Georgia; three sisters: Mrs. Doretha Bell, Tennille, Georgia, Mrs. Hattie Brown, Sandersville, Georgia, Mrs. Annie Thorton, Atlanta, Geor

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