Judge Devon Wiggins
Judge Devon Wiggins, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003 in a Montgomery hospital. He was a native of Rock Creek and a life-long resident of the Brewton area. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated the Brewton Western Auto store for a number of years. He served as chairman of the Escambia County Commission and served as Escambia County Judge of Probate for a number of years. He was a member of the Brewton Lions Club, VFW, past president of the Alabama Association of County Commissioners and was a member of the President's Advisory Council at Jefferson Davis Community College.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Wiggins of Brewton; one son and daughter-in-law, Maxwell Devon and Virginia Wiggins of Boise, Idaho; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn Wiggins Hare and Nicholas Hare Jr. of Monroeville, Dr. Donna Wiggins Schlager and Dr. Dan Schlager of San Francisco and Daphne Wiggins Martin and Boyd Martin of Destin, Fla. and six grandchildren, Nicholas and Eli Hare, Noah, Sam and Emma Schlager and Finlay Fowler Martin.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Brewton with Rev. Gary Daniel and Dr. Ullysses McBride officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Tony Sanks, Gregory Wiggins, Raymond Wiggins, Richard Wiggins, Tommy Fields, Kenneth Taylor, Rayford Lowery and Billy Earl Cook. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Brewton Lions Club, Howard Shell, Ted Jennings, E.C. Spinks, Buddy Herrington, Lee Otts, Broox Garrett, Grover Smith, Dr. William Whittle, Fred Mitchell and Billy Carter. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Judge Devon Wiggins Memorial Scholarship at Jefferson Davis Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 958, Brewton, AL, 36427.