Obits for Wed., Dec. 24 edition
Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Raymond Grace Tew, Jr., died Mon., Dec. 15, 2014, at Memorial Pembroke Hospital in Pembroke Pines, Fla. following a brief illness.
He leaves his loving wife, Inez (Amortegui); his daughters, Vicki Wilcox, Eva McInnis, and Stephanie Spicer; one brother, Stephen Henry Tew; three sisters, Grace Powers, Louise South and Patricia Tew; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; as well as many close friends. Loving family members by marriage include: Elsy Jimenez, Elvira Amortegui, Maria Amortegui, Tatiana Benson, Anton Benson, Derrick Benson and Remi Benson.
Grandchildren: Jennifer (Wilcox) VanAusdal, Heather (Wilcox) Seegmiller, Terry Wilcox, Jr., Samantha Wilcox, David Wilcox, Joseph Wilcox, Brian McNally, Catherine McNally, Paula Spicer, Jessie Spicer, and Ava Harrison.
He was predeceased by his father, Raymond Grace Tew; his mother, Jessie Eulalia (Spivey) Tew; sister, Anita Powers; brother, Roland Allen Tew; and granddaughter, Jennifer VanAusdal.
He was born and raised in Brewton, and was especially close to his identical twin, Roland (retired U.S. Army Veteran).
He worked as a school teacher, basketball coach, served and retired both from the US Navy and US Immigration.
A decorated war veteran, he retired a Chief Petty Officer. His medals and commendations include: two combat action ribbons, campaign medal, battle ship medal, exceptional behavior and leadership medal, Vietnam campaign medal, Vietnam service medal, three Bronze stars, Marine and Navy Commendation medal, Navy and Marine Corp achievement medal, Multinational force and observers medal, combat action ribbon, national defense service medal, four exceptional service stripes, and a Presidential commendation medal for battle in Vietnam.
His duties included mechanical engineering and construction in the Seabees and with ordnance.
He was a published writer and frequently wrote letters to the editor of local newspapers that were published more frequently than not.
He loved playing chess and always had a long distance game going with his brother, Roland.
He enjoyed fast food, especially McDonalds hamburgers (with no pickles), empanadas and Corona with lime.
He loved to play his guitar and sing. He also liked Willie Nelson and University of Alabama football.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Fri., Dec. 19, at Landmark Funeral Home in Hollywood, Fla. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Fla.
Glenada Marie Lovelace
Defuniak Springs, Fla.
Glenada Marie Lovelace was the oldest child born to Dolores A. Rountree and Joseph Rountree in Newfane, N.Y.
On Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014, she received her wins.
She is preceded in death by her nephew, Rashiene Carson; and her father-in-law, William Lovelace, Sr.
She lived in New York and relocated to Montgomery at an early age. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery and furthered her education by attending Trenholm State Technical College for cosmetology and culinary arts.
She later relocated to Pensacola, Fla., where she worked at the Morrison Café for 20 years.
On Feb. 11, 2005, she wed William (Slim) Lovelace, Jr., of Brewton. While living in Brewton, she became a member of Dogwood Hills Assembly of God.
She later relocated to Defuniak Springs, Fla., and joined the First Baptist Church.
She would always quickly make friends wherever she went and one would could always hear her boisterous voice making people laugh.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband, William (Slim) Lovelace, Jr., of Defuniak Springs, Fla.; her mother, Dolores A. Rountree; and father, Joseph Rountree, of Lockport, N.Y.; her mother-in-law, Martha Lovelace, of Brewton; a brother, Bonnetto Golson, of Lockport, N.Y.; two daughters, Ayesha B. Rountree of Lockport, N.Y., and Gussie M. Rountree of Defuniak Springs, Fla.; one grandson, Roquan J. Willis, of Lockport, N.Y.; one soon-to-born granddaughter; and a host of siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Services were held, Sat., Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Brewton with the Rev. Eric J. Andrews, pastor, and the Rev. Tommy Quick officiating.