Obits for Wed., Dec. 3 edition

Published 9:03 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Samuel ‘Sammy’ Otha Beasley
Jay, Fla.

Samuel “Sammy” Otha Beasley, 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sun., Nov. 30, 2014.
A visitation will be held in his honor and memory on today, Wed., Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church in Jay, Fla.
He was born in Brewton on Jan. 3, 1944; graduated from W.S. Neal High School and resided in East Brewton until he moved his family to Jay, Fla., in 1986.
He was an avid coin collector and weightlifter. He owned Southern Trucking Company and worked for Blossman Gas for many years.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Sally Murphy Beasley; father, James Otha Beasley; and twin sons, Abram and Adam Beasley. 
 He is survived by his loving wife of 41, Mary Lowry Beasley; beloved daughters, Amber (Scott) Moore, Tana (Mike) Roberts and Hillary (Kevin) Sunday; and beloved grandchildren, Jaden Moore, Shelby Moore, Jett Moore, Brycen Roberts, Blake Roberts and Brooklyn Sunday. He is also survived by his wonderful sister and friend, Carolyn (Jerry) Wood of Rome, Ga.; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson, 71, of Flomaton passed away Wed., Nov. 22, 2014 at his home.
He was a native of Flomaton and a lifetime resident where he worked as a self-employed carpenter.  He was a member of Osaka Freewill Baptist Church. 
He is preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wilson Johnson,ß and a sister, Pearl McCurdy.
He is survived by his mother, Elma Dole Johnson; his wife of 50 years, Jeanette Johnson, both of Flomaton; son, Michael (Teresa) Johnson of McDavid, Fla.; daughter, Angie (Steve) Turner of Byrneville, Fla.; brothers, Wilson Johnson, Charles Johnson and Ronnie Johnson, all of Pineview, and Donnie Johnson of Flomaton; sisters, Bettie Armstrong of Pea Ridge/Milton, Fla., and Cat Reid of Byrneville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sat., Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Glen Johnson and Bro. Paul Armstrong officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Home Cemetery in Flomaton with Flomaton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Travis Johnson, Bart Johnson, Keith Reid, Steven Johnson, Cory Johnson and Jeff Nowling.
Honorary pallbearers were Dale Findley, Sam Kelly, Lamond Reeves, Larry White, Charles Northcutt and Dan Walton.
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Mary Louise Salter

Mrs. Mary Louise Salter, 82, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at her Evergreen residence.
She was born in Conecuh County and had been a resident of Evergreen for the past 12 years, coming from Brewton.  She had worked as a seamstress at Judy Bond for a number of years and was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rancher P. Salter; her parents, Luther and Viola Smith; two brothers, Bill Smith and the Rev. Thomas Smith; and two sons, Stevie Ray Monk and Dennis Wayne Monk.
She is survived by one son, Michael (Alicia) Salter of Evergreen; two daughters, Janice (Kevin Morris) Mosley of Brewton, and Tina Louise (Michael) Gray of Evergreen; one brother, Edward Smith of Augusta, Ga.; three sisters, Bertha Mae Stafford of Butler, Sue Weaver of Castleberry, and Jean Waldrop of Toto, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 11great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Craver’s Funeral Home in Brewton.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Centenary Methodist Church with the Rev. Buddy Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in Historical Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with Craver’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Josh Monk, Cord Salter, Cory Salter, Kevin Walters, Dillon Reed, and Cameron Sims. Honorary pallbearers will be Kellie Monk, Kerri Walters.
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Claude Moton Jr.

Claude Moton Jr., 84, of Pollard, passed away Nov. 20, 2014, at his home in Pollard.
He was a native of Pollard, born to Claude Moton Sr. and Laura Moton.
He was a member of the Saint Peter Baptist Church in Pollard from an early age and later united with Greater Mount Avery in Cleveland, Ohio. After his retirement, he returned to his home church in Pollard. He was retired from LTV Steel Company in Cleveland, Ohio.
His cheerfulness, patience and kindness were extended to his family and friends as well as to the strangers who came within his gates.
Those left to cherish his wonderful memories are a loving and devoted wife, Ruth Moton; sons, Gerald (Carla) Moton of Houston and Clark (Cheryl) Moton of Pollard; an adopted son, Whit Arnold of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Janie Avant and Arnie (James) Jackson, both of Brewton; five grandchildren, Clark Moton Jr., and Erika Moton, both of Cleveland, Ohio; Laura (Marlin) Whitley and Josh Moton, both of Houston; Matthew (Shana) Moton of Birmingham; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a god-granddaughter, Jay Miller, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Funeral services were held Sat., Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Pollard with the Rev. Willie Frank Osby, pastor elect, officiating. Burial followed in the Pollard Cemetery with Presley-Fluker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Odessa


Lillie Odessa Hedgeman, 86, passed away Nov. 20, 2014.
She was a native of Brewton, born the only child of Alfred and Ivory King.
She completed her degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery and returned to Brewton to begin working as a teacher. She was later introduced to Joseph Hedgeman from St. Petersburg, Fla. The two were joined in marriage on Nov. 22, 1956. She retired from her distinguished career as a youth counselor for the State of California in 1993. She and her husband returned to Brewton to live out their retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.
She is survived by three sons, Eric, Jonathan and Alan Hedgeman; a daughter-in-law, Tonya Hedgeman; and three grandsons, Aaron, Austin and Andre Hedgeman.
Funeral services were held Sat., Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. from the Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Brewton. Burial followed in the Second Bethlehem Cemetery with Presley-Fluker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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