Obits for Wed., April 8 edition

Published 5:21 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ethel Bell Hall


On Fri., March 20, 2015, Ethel Bell Hall Jacobs departed this life after a lengthy illness at Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center in Crestview, Fla.
She was born in Covington County on Nov. 17, 1922, to the late Francis and Dave Hall.
She was preceded in death by her four siblings: Roosevelt, Burl, Wilmer and Dewey Hall.
At an early age she moved to Brewton and joined the Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member serving in the choir and other auxiliaries until her health failed.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Plen Jacobs who also preceded her in death.
She attended the Brewton City School System and worked in the box factory at T. R. Miller Mill Company.
Later, she worked for Ted Jennings’ mother and father as a domestic helper, but her most rewarding career was being a beautician.
She passionately provided beauty services for her regular clients, family, and friends.
She also provided shelter, food, care and transportation for her community as well as surrounding towns. She was truly a people’s person.
She leaves to cherish her memories 19 loving and devoted nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Tues., March 31, at Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church in Brewton with the Rev. Willie J. Blue officiating. Interment followed at Baptist Hill Cemetery in Brewton.
Presley-Fluker Funeral Homes directed the services.

Winston ‘Dump” Larry Thornton
Jay, Fla.

Winston ‘Dump’ Larry Thornton, 76, of Mildred Street in Jay, Fla., passed away Mon., March 30, 2015, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was a native and long time resident of Escambia County.
He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. National Guard Veteran, and a retired car salesman.
He is survived by one son, Kenny Larry Thornton of Mobile; three daughters Susan Thornton of Saraland, Sandra Burke and Pam Wristen of Texas; three brothers, Richard Thornton of Byrneville, Fla., Earl Thornton of Brewton and Charlie Thornton of Atmore; three sisters Betty Ann Lord of Kentucky, Nadine Orlik of Texas and Johnnie Faye Burks of Texas; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Fri., April 3, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Mason officiating.
Interment followed in Catawba Springs Cemetery in Brewton, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.
Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at

Louise Grace

Jena, La.

Louise Grace Smith-Moore, “Ms. LG” or “Madea” as many would call her, was born May 13, 1923, In Leesville, La., to the late Beatrice Johnson and Henry Smith Sr.
She was the eldest of three children and her siblings were the late Henry Jake Smith Jr. and Willie G. Smith.
She was called home in the early morning hours of March 25, 2015, at home surrounded in love and understanding. She was a blessed 91 years old.
She had lived her life that was filled with God, love, laughter, and all together family.
In passing, she now joins both her mother and father, two brothers, two nephews, her oldest son, Willie Charles Cummings “W.C.,” and three grandchildren.
She was the wife of the late Charlie Cummings and the late John Westley Moore.
From those marriages, she had seven children, the late Willie Charles Cummings ‘WC’, Charlotte ‘sis’ Lewis, Elnora ‘pumpkin’ Walker, Betty Rae Ming-Johnson, Patricia ‘Ann’ Smith, John W. Moore Jr. and Robert “DeVell” Moore.
As a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church she was heavily established in the church, from being on the usher and deaconess boards, member of the choir, and also had the position as mother of the church at one time.
She was an avid member of Trout Creek Baptist Church of Jena, La. While living in Dallas she was also a member for a time at the Mars Hill Baptist Church.
She worked as a housekeeper in Goodpine, La. in her earlier years as well as a home health aide in Los Angeles, Calif., where she resided for most of her adult years with her children.
Per her request she was sent to Jena, La., for her home going at the Trout Creek Baptist Church.
Her final resting place will be in Brewton.
For condolences please contact the family or local funeral home, Presley Fluker Funeral Directors, Knoxville Street, Evergreen, AL 36401.

Edwin William Bell

Edwin William Bell, 68, passed away Mon., April 6, 2015, at his Repton residence.
He was a life long resident of Repton, worked as a truck driver for Conecuh County, and was member of Bethel Holiness Church.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Blair Bell of Repton; two sons, Rodney Bell of Range and William Bell of Repton; two daughters, Kimberly Joyce (Mark) Neal of Excel and Tammie Sue (Tommy) Anderson of Mexia; two brothers, Edward Bell of Range and Alfred Bell of Flomaton; three sisters, Adaline Murphy of Fidelis, Fla., Wanda Sue Bell of Range, and Donnie Faye Bradley of Range; six grandchildren, Toshia Pate, Ashley Neal, Taylor Anderson, Adam Neal, Ivan Bell and Alexis Bell; and one great-grandson, James Pate.
Funeral services will be held today, Wed., April 8, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Frankie Bell officiating. Interment will follow in Canaan Cemetery.
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Helen “Geri”
Geraldine Slitner Mosley


Helen “Geri” Geraldine Slitner Mosley, 84, of Hwy. 41 Brewton, passed away Sat., March 28, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. after a brief illness.
She was a native of Richlands, Va., and a long time resident of Brewton.
She was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by one daughter, Sherri Lynn Mosley (Jonathan) Crosby of Greenville, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Eric) Shelton, David (Danielle) Crosby, Nathan (Elizabeth) Crosby, Philip (Aimee) Crosby, Daniel (Mary Ann) Crosby, Rebecca (Chris) Nappi and Jonathan (Andrea) Crosby; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Perry Mosley.
Funeral services were held Sat., April 4, at noon at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Crosby officiating.
Interment followed in Green Acres Cemetery in Brewton, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.
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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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