Obituaries for the Wed., May 14, 2014, edition

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In this edition, find obituaries for Catherine N. Richburg, Cheryl M. Peebles, James “Mike” Page, Luman “Boone” Williams Jr., Angelia O. Pugh and Jesse F. Roberson.





Catherine Nelson Richburg, 65, of Baggett Street, Castleberry, passed away Thursday morning, May 8, 201,4 at her residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held on Sun., May 11, at 3 p.m., at Calvary Mennonite Church with the Rev. Mark Rogehr and the Rev. Chris Pruitt officiating and interment following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the services with Williams Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native and longtime resident of Escambia County. She was a member of the Calvary Mennonite Church, a 1966 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, and a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, David (Heather) Richburg of Castleberry; two daughters, Janet (Arthur Odom) Richburg of Castleberry and Tracy (Rory) Anderson of West Jordan, Utah; five brothers, Jr. (LaVern) Nelson of Houston, Johnny (Nancy) Nelson of Gaylesville, Ala., Roy Nelson of Brewton, Adolf (Wanda) Nelson of Savannah, Ga., and Jerry Nelson of Brewton; eight grandchildren, Justin Peavy, Matthew Peavy, Wesley Peavy, Holly Richburg, Jonathon Blocker, Jordan Cunningham, John Richburg and Walker Cunningham; and two great-grandchildren.

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Cheryl Anne McFarlain Peebles, 51, of Flomaton, passed away on Sat., May 10, 2014.

Funeral services will be held today, Thurs., May 15, at 1 p.m. at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

She was a native of Orange, Texas; a resident of Pensacola, Fla., for a number of years, and of Flomaton for the passed five years coming from Greenville, S.C. She was a veteran of the Army National Guard where she was a medical specialist and earned the Army Service Ribbon and Marksman Qualifications Badge. She worked as a certified nursing assistant coordinator.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Shelby Jules McFarlain Jr.

Survivors include her father, Shelby Jules McFarlain Sr. of Flomaton; her mother, Barbara Guidy McFarlain of Pensacola, Fla.; husband, Jeff Peebles of Greenville, S.C.; sons, Tyler Peebles and Shelby Peebles, both of Flomaton; sisters, Veronica (John Colvin) McFarlain of Cantonment, Fla., Pamela (Kenny Accord) McFarlain of Pensacola, Fla., and Theresa (Todd) Bradshaw of Houston; and nieces, nephews and numerous other family members.

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James Michael “Mike” Pace, 65 of Foshee Road, Brewton, passed away suddenly on Sat., May 10, 2014, at a local hospital.

He was a native and long time resident of the East Brewton and Brewton Area. Mr. Pace was a member of the East Brewton First United Methodist Church and a 1967 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, and he attended Jefferson Davis Community College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam and Korea and was a retired senior electrician from Exxon Mobil with 30 years of service.

Survivors included his wife, Maxine Warren Pace of Brewton; daughter, Lisa Pace (Anthony) Hardy of Brewton; sister, Linda (Jim) Ready of Mississippi; three brothers-in-law, Frank Warren, Jerry (Pam) Warren and Doug Simmons; a sister-in-law, Kemp (David) Soule; and special pets, Jay-Jay, Miss Sassy and Charlie.

Visitation was held on Mon., May 12, at 6 p.m., at the East Brewton First United Methodist Church East Brewton.

Funeral services followed Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the East Brewton First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve McCoy and the Rev. Floyd Dyal officiating. Interment followed in Union Cemetery in Brewton with military honors. Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral home of Brewton is directing.

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Conecuh County

Luman Williams Jr. died on May 2, 2014, in Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Funeral services were held on Sat., May 10, at 11 a.m., at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Evergreen with the Rev. Duron Odom officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

He was born on March 6, 1954, in Conecuh County, to the late Lumon (Ezell) Williams.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, L.W., J.B., Melvin and William Williams, and his sister, Paulina Howard.

He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he remained a faithful member.

He was united in marriage to JoAnn McCreary Williams. In this union, three children were born.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife: JoAnn Williams; daughter, Latricesha Jones of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons, Jamarco Williams of Mobile, Luman and JaTonio Williams of Evergreen; five grandchildren, Shiona Jones of St. Louis, Ja’Quan, Jayla and Da-Money Williams of Evergreen and Ja’Siah Williams of Mobile; three brothers, L.B. and Calvin Williams of Evergreen and Robert (Barbara Ann) Williams of Navarre, Fla.; three sisters, Queen (James) Benjamin of Central Islip, N.Y., Cora Jones of Mansfield, Ohio, and Cwenda Hawthorne of Brewton; mother-in-law, Rosetta McCreary of Evergreen; three sisters-in-law, Margariete Willams and Rose McCreary of Evergreen and Minnie Likely of Texas; three brothers-in-law, Sammy (Marinda) McCreary, Lonnie (Marjorie) McCreary and Robert McCreary, all of Evergreen; two devoted cousins, Annie Avant of Brewton and Bettie Rahn of Omaha, Neb.; devoted friend, Paul Jones of Mansfield, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.




Angelia Odom Pugh, 71, of Sylvania Street, Brewton, passed away Monday afternoon, May 12, 2014, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospice facility after a extended illness.

She was a native of Georgiana and a life long resident of Brewton. She was a member of the Brewton First Baptist Church, a 1961 graduate of T.R. Miller High School and a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Pugh Sr. of Brewton; three sons, Wayne Pugh Jr. of Brewton, Don (Etsegenet) Pugh of Shalimar, Fla., and Keith Pugh of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Phillip (Joy) Odom of Brewton; sister, Martha (Robert) Byrne of Mobile; and grandson, Julien Pugh.
Visitation will be held today, Wed., May 14, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Brewton First Baptist Church Brewton. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Fitts and the Rev. John Finklea officiating. Interment will follow in Green Acres Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

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Jesse Franklin Roberson, 75, of Sams Lane, Brewton, passed away Monday night, May 12, 2014, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was a native of Conecuh County and a long time resident of Escambia County, Ala., where he attended Wallace School. He was a former resident of Ft. Worth, Texas, before he moved back to Brewton in 2002. He was a member of the Cannan Free Will Baptist Church and the Masonic Norris Lodge #301 and a retired machinist from the oil fields with 40 plus years of service. He was an avid gardener.

Survivors include his two sons, Greg Roberson and Kevin (Tammy) Roberson, all of Brewton; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held tonight, Wed., May 14, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Thurs., May 15, at 2 p.m., at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Waylon Stuckey and Speaker David Hodge officiating. Interment will follow in Hartwood Cemetery in Range with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

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