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Amanda Nicole "Mandy" Carter Courson
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1984
Death: Jan. 4, 2013
Appling County
Georgia, USA

The Baxley News-Banner
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The funeral services for Mandy Courson, 28, were held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 from Baxley Church of God with the Revs. Tommy Davis, Rick Brown and Lamar Lee officiating.

Mandy was born Sept. 18, 1984 to the late David Herman Carter and Annette Overstreet Carter. She was a member of Satilla Baptist Church. Mandy was employed by A Southern Style. She was preceded in death by her father, David Herman Carter, her grandparents, Gene and Genette Overstreet and grandfather-in-law, Warren Courson, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Jonathan Courson of Baxley; one daughter, Brooklyn Scott Courson of Baxley; mother and step-father, Annette and Jamie Smith of Baxley; sisters, Ashley Carter, Tina Dyal, both of Baxley and Angelisa (Glenn) Griffis of Odum; brothers and sister-in-law, Chat and Breanna Carter and Dustin Smith of Baxley; father and mother-in-law, David and Sheree Courson and brother-in-law, Rocky (Erica) Courson; one nephew, Jackson Lee Courson and grandparents-in-law, Willie Ruth Courson and George and Claire Timblin.

Active pallbearers were Jay Dyal, Gary Overstreet, Derek Priester, Lance Courson, Carson Clark and Odie Tomberlin.

Honorary pallbearers were Class of 2003, Heather Thomas, Chasity McNeal, Kellie Hayes, Christy Taylor, Janice Craven, Trudy Steedley, Ashleigh Rentz, Angie Leggett, Candyce Sellers, April Poppell and Briana Aycock.

Musical selections were rendered by Kylee and Scotty Herndon and Tammy Nix.

Interment followed in Satilla Baptist Church Cemetery Extension.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.



Appling County Sheriff Benny Deloach advises that at 6:36 am January 4, 2013 the 911 Center received a call from Bridge-Com Security that they received a panic alarm from 317 Corey Street, Baxley, Ga. Deputies were dispatched and were advised by the home owner that 2 black males entered his residence at approximately 4 am. They tied he and his wife up and ransacked their home. The incident is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Appling County Sheriff's Office. The home owners are Jonathan Courson, age 26, and Mandy Courson, age 28. Sometime during the incident Mandy was killed; cause of death has not been determined. At this time the crime is being investigated as a home invasion and murder. If anyone has information that could be helpful please call the Appling County Sheriff's Office at 912-367-8120


Waycross Journal-Herald
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
Page - One and Fourteen

Husband Accused In Baxley Murder

BAXLEY—The husband of a woman slain at her home here early Friday has been arrested and charged with her murder, said Appling County Sheriff Benny Deloach.

Jonathan Courson, 26, was taken into custody about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, said Deloach. He was being held in the Appling County Detention Center without bond, he said.

Mandy Courson, 28, was killed early Friday. Her husband told law enforcement officials that two men broke into the residence about 4 a.m. and tied them up in separate rooms, said Deloach.

An investigation has led lawmen to believe Jonathan Courson was the one who killed her, said Deloach.

Deloach said the Appling County Sheriff's Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation secured an arrest warrant about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, that the warrant was served around 8:45 and that the suspect was taken into custody without incident, the sheriff said.

Judicial proceedings were to be scheduled for his first appearance shortly, the sheriff said today.

How Mandy Courson died has not been revealed. Deloach said state crime lab autopsy results are pending.

Jonathan Courson had told lawmen that two black males broke into the Courson home on Corey Street in Baxley at about 4 a.m. Friday and tied him and his wife up. Deloach said that Courson maintained that at some time during the alleged home invasion, his wife was killed.

The couple's 2-year-old daughter was at home asleep in another bedroom and was not injured, Deloach said.

The sheriff said earlier in the week that no shots were fired at the house, which is located in an upscale neighborhood.


The Baxley News-Banner
Courson arrested in connection with wife's murder
Wednesday, January 16. 2013

According to Appling County Sheriff Benny Deloach and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation an arrest warrant for murder was secured on January 8 for the arrest of Jonathan Courson, 26, of Baxley, for the murder of his wife Mandy Courson, age 28, of Baxley.

The incident took place at their home located on Corey Street in Oak Ridge Subdivision on January 4 and was originally reported as a home invasion resulting in a murder. Courson told investigators that two men entered the home, tied he and his wife up and pillaged the home. Local authorities arrived on the scene shortly after a panic alarm from the residence was received by the Appling County 911-Call Center at 6:36 a.m.

The Baxley News-Banner spoke to Deloach on Monday and was informed that Courson is being held at the Appling County Detention Center. A bond hearing is set to be held on February 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Deloach also stated that an autopsy has been done, but no official cause of death has been released at this time.

If anyone has information regarding this crime, please call the Appling County Sheriff's Office at 912-367-8120. 
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- Tammy Denise Way Young
 Added: Jan. 6, 2015
I am so, so sorry Mandy...I saw you on face book...I have a daughter a little younger, and a son a few years older...My prayers go out to your family...I am a Pastoral Counselor (Baptist). My services are free, and may be contacted here anytime. Rest we...(Read more)
- KJV Guy
 Added: Apr. 23, 2014
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you sweet girl. Praying for Justice for you!!!
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014
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