Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, edition

Published 6:15 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Roberts Edwards



Elizabeth Ann Roberts Edwards, 89, of Escambia Avenue in Brewton, passed away Wed., Oct. 7, 2015 at her residence after a brief illness.

Memorial services were held Fri., Oct. 9, at 11:30 a.m., at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with High Priest Gary Howard and Elder Wayne Morris officiating.

A private family burial was held Fri., Oct. 9 in Union Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. She was a native and life long resident of Brewton, and a graduate of T.R. Miller High School.

She was a charter member of the Brewton Community of Christ Church where she held many positions, including women’s leader and historian.

She was also a long time volunteer and member of the Escambia Historical Society, Brewton Garden Club, Brewton Civic League, Brewton Beautification Committee and a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, George Ivey Buddy Edwards of Brewton; two sons, Mike (Maureen) Edwards and Steve (Sharon) Edwards, both of Brewton; two daughters, Sandy Edwards of Brewton and Carol (Jimmy) Crook of Atmore; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Brewton Community of Christ Church or the charity of one’s choice.


Wayne Lee Hood



Wayne Lee Hood, 67, of Range Road in Repton,  passed away Fri., Sept. 25, 2015, in a Monroeville, medical facility after a brief illness.

Memorial services are scheduled for Wed., Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at Range Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Boatwright officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native of Panama City Beach, Fla., and a long time resident of Repton. He was a member of the Range Free Will Baptist Church, a graduate of Opp High School, and a former cashier.

He is survived by his daughter, Naomi Hood of Repton; his wife, Wanda Hood of Repton; and an aunt, Georgia English of Range.

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Bobbie Jean McNorton Saxton

Adamsville, Tenn.


Bobbie Jean McNorton Saxton was born June 7, 1930, in Sweetwater, the daughter of the late Walter (Sam) Lee and Frankie Alley Dunn McNorton. She departed this life on Oct., 2, 2015, in Butler, at the age of 85 years, three months and 25 days.

Graveside services were held Oct., 4 at the Adamsville Cemetery in Adamsville with Spencer Bean officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, Tenn. were in charge of arrangements.

She was united in marriage to George W. Saxton on April 2, 1966.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking and crocheting. She was a member of the Solitude Free Will Baptist Church in Adamsville, and the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two brothers, Jimmy McNorton and W.L. McNorton.

She is survived by two sons, Harry L. (Sharon) Parten  of Sweet Water, and Phillip A. (Laurie) Parten of Henderson, Tenn.; a sister, Eleanor G. Hammac of Brewton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

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Dorothy Barnes Carden



Dorothy Barnes Carden, 96, of Flomaton, passed away on Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, at Century Health and Rehabilitation Center in Century, Fla.

Funeral services were held Tues,, Oct., 13, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Bro. Pat Carden and Bro. Rusty Burnham officiating.

Interment followed in Pollard Cemetery with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.

She was a native and lifelong member of the Flomaton community. She worked for St. Regis Paper Company as a bag stacker for 26 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cohen Carden, and one granddaughter, Melanie Hatfield Johnson; five brothers and seven sisters. She was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by her six children, Jeannette Carden of Athens, Martha (Glenn) Bowen of Crestview, Fla., Melba Burk and Robert (Mot) Carden, both of Flomaton, Marilyn (Bill) Smith of Eufaula, and Gwen (Rummie) Tetter of Flomaton; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; three nieces and five nephews.

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Dr. Rodney Lane Lord



Dr. Rodney Lane Lord, 45, died Fri., Oct. 9, 2015.

Funeral services were held Tues., Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Harris officiating. Burial followed at Little Escambia Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers were Steve Sunday, Jamie Boutwell, Phillip Boutwell, Scott Boutwell, Anthony Boutwell, Keilan Lord, Jeffery Cozgrove and Ken Knowles.

He was born Feb., 15, 1970 to Barbara Jestings and Johnny Lord.

He began his career in education in Flomaton, as a teacher before moving to Monroe County as a teacher and coach. He later became an assistant principal before later becoming principal of Monroe County Middle School. He then moved to Alabama Southern Community College and was Director of Human Resources while completing courses at The University of Alabama where he earned his doctorate degree. ROLL TIDE!

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Jestings; his father, Johnny (Glenda) Lord; his moms, Nina Puckett and Teresa Smith; two sisters, Tammy (Parnell) Blackwell and Lori (Dean) Mims; three brothers, Danny Lord, Vince (Vicki) Lord and Stan (Stephanie) Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society/Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, 2609 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121.