Former councilman Huff dies

Published 8:24 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2010

By By Lydia Grimes
news reporter

Mervin Huff, who served on the Brewton City Council for 16 years, died Friday in a Decatur hospital.
Huff, 89, spent many years involved in community service and civic duty after his retirement from Container Corp.
Huff was a native of Millport and a former resident of Ensley, Fla., before moving to Brewton in 1957 to work at Container as a powerhouse supervisor. He made Brewton his home for the next 53 years. He worked at Container for 27 years and retired in 1985. Huff spent many hours working with various community groups after his retirement from Container, devoting time to the Methodist Children’s Home by picking up aluminum cans to change into funds for the home, family members said.
Huff was elected to the Brewton City Council in 1988. He served in that capacity for 16 years.
Frank Cotten, who served with Huff on the city council said Huff was a good council member.
Huff was also a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Masonic Norris Lodge 30, and a Shriner.
Huff was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Arnette Huff; a son, Bobby Huff; and a daughter, Chyrl Huff Jobe.
He is survived by a son, Steve (Angie) Huff of Decatur; a daughter, Patricia Denholm of Huntsville; two brothers, Clyde Huff of Cantonment, Fla., and Fred Huff of Thomasville; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at First Methodist Church of Brewton, with Dr. Ed Glaize officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.