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Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, edition

William Douglas ‘Doug’ Wright

Brewton

 

William Douglas “Doug” Wright, 78, of Scott Road in Brewton, passed away Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Thurs., Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Interment followed in Catawba Springs Cemetery with Williams Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native of Brewton, and a former resident of Bay Minette and Atmore, before moving back to Brewton.

He was a member of the Catawba Springs Baptist Church and attended school in the Escambia County school system, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, a former truck driver in the oil fields, and a former carpenter for Flour-Daniels with 11 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Ruie Lambeth Wright of Brewton; one son, Gary (Windy) Wright of Canoe; a daughter, Lisa (Buddy) Stacey of McCullough; a brother, Sam Wright of Brewton; three sisters, Virginia Crowley of Selma, Bernice Graves of Fairhope and Margaret Thompson of Brewton; 10 grandchildren, Brandon Haynie, Clayton (Crystal) Stacey, Traci (Justin) Duncan, Anthony Wright, Ethan Wright, Michell Wright, Trenton Wright, Tiffany (Ken) Pimperl, Taylor (Michael) Campbell and Mikayla Stacey; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Felix and Annie Ruth Crossley Wright; two brothers, James Wright and Earl Wright; two sisters, Ida Ruth Wright and Bobbie Frazier; and one son, Ronald Wayne Wright.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

 

The Rev. William Grady Palmer

Castleberry

 

The Rev. William Grady Palmer, 94, of Pocketbook Road, Castleberry, passed away on Tues., Oct. 13, 2015 in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held on Fri., Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Hall and the Rev. Bobby Boatwright officiating. Interment followed in Union Grove Cemetery in Castleberr, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native of Roberts and a life long resident of Castleberry. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in WWII and was owner/operator of Palmer’s Upholstry Shop.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Ruthel Pearl Pettis Smith Palmer of Castleberry; two step-daughters, Debra Scott of Brewton and Detra (Damon) Boutwell of Jay, Fla.; great nephew, Royce (Polly) King of Loango; four step-grandchildren, Katie J. (Michael) Cheatham, Johnny E. (Denise) Scott, Dalton A. Boutwell and Dylan Abercrombie; and three step-great grandchildren, Makayla Cheatham, Michael Cheatham Jr. and Emery Scott.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Lou Palmer, and his first wife, Mornice Burkett Palmer.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

 

Ora Dell Baker Janes

Range, Ala.

 

Ora Dell Baker Janes, 92, of McDonald Road in Range, passed away Sat., Oct. 17, 2015, at her residence.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Conecuh County. She attended Oak Grove Holiness Church and was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Mon.. Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Janes officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

She is survived by four sons, Wayne (Barbara) Janes of Castleberry, Larry (Betty) Janes of Waynesboro, Tenn., Randy (Shelia) Janes of Daphne and Ricky (Sherry) Janes of Uriah; two daughters, Virginia Bonds of Range and Lanora Janes of Atlanta; one brother, John Baker of Milton, Fla.; one sister, Pauline Shell of Hartselle; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Elbert Janes; two sons, David and Tim Janes; and three grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com

 

Shannon Odom Adair

Century, Fla.

 

Shannon Odom Adair, 56, of Century, Fla., passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 in Pensacola.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Century and worked at the Sandwich Deli in Century for the past 10 years. She was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank H. and Mary Ellen Campbell Odom, and brother, Frankie Devon Odom.

She is survived by her husband, Keith Adair; son, Steven David (Mindy) Lashley, all of Century; stepsons, Brian Keith (Michelle) Adair of Frisco City, and Kevin Patrick (Jessica) Adair of Uriah; daughter, Misti (Paul) LaSala of Canoe; two brothers, David Odom of Byrneville, Fla., and Richard Odom of Century; sister, Robin Fawn Bonds of Pace, Fla.; and grandchildren, Ansley, Andrea, Aiden LaSala, Bekah Adair and Kallie Adair.

Visitation will be held on Thurs., Oct. 22, at Flomaton Funeral Home chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendship Freewill Baptist Church in her honor and memory.

Share memories and condolences with the family at flomatonfh.com.

 

Guy Butler Bowlan

East Brewton

 

Guy Butler Bowlan, 65, of Weaver Road, East Brewton, passed away Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, at his residence after a brief illness.

Memorial services were held on Sun., Oct. 18, at a family member’s residence with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native of Dade County, Fla., and a former resident of Atlanta before moving to Brewton.

He was of the Christian faith and employed in retail sales at Southern Pipe and Plumbing Supplies.

He is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Bryant of Brewton, and Katherine (Richard) Roberts of Atlanta; and two grandchildren, Elijah Bryant and Connor Casey.

 

James Robert Jackson Sr.

Brewton

 

James Robert Jackson Sr., 87, died Oct. 11, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Oct. 17, at Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie J. Blue officiating. Burial followed at Second Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery with Presley-Fluker Funeral Home directing.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1927, to the late Ruth Miller and Willie G. Jackson. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Second Saint Siloam Mission Baptist Church. He was a faithful member of Progressive Lodge No. 943 and was retired from T.R. Miller Mill Company.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arine Stallworth Jackson of Brewton; a sister, Emma Louise (Willie) Powell of Santa Anna, Calif.; three sons, James Robert (Carrie) Jackson Jr.and John Edward Jackson, both of Brewton, and William Mac (Betty) Jackson of Augusta, Ga.; five daughters, Joanna Cunningham, Helen Elizabeth Floyd, Hermine (Manuel) Hall and Sharon Denise (Ronnie) Collins, all of Brewton, and Cassandra Jackson Hendrieth of Augusta, Ga.; faithful Godchildren, Deborah White Godbolt and the late Keelley Tanokia’ James Middleton; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Moton and Janie Avant; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters and one grandchild.

 

Mary Frances Steele

Brewton

 

Mary Frances Steele, 71, passed away Tues., Oct. 13, 2015 at the home of her sister in Magnolia, Texas.

She was born in Bluff Springs, Fla. and had been a life long resident of the Brewton area. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Steele; three brothers, Albert Gayno Creamer, William Edward Creamer, and J. Hugh Creamer; and one sister, Ester Mae Garrett.

She is survived by one son, Johnny Beasley of Magnolia, Texas; four brothers, Raymond Creamer of Brewton, Jerry Creamer of Cypress, Texas, and J.W. Creamer and Donnie Creamer, both of Brewton; one sister, Vonceil Weaver of Magnolia, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were  held on Sat., Oct.17, at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Brother Chip Barbus officiating.  Interment followed in Sardis Cemetery in Wawbeek.

Share your memories and condolences with the family craversfh.com.