Obituaries for Wed., Jan. 6, 2015, edition

Published 5:28 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Margie Marie Morris Waters



Margie Marie Morris Waters, 89, of Scott Street, Brewton, passed away Thurs., Oct. 15, 2015, at her residence after a brief illness.

Graveside services were held Sat., Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at Weaver Cemetery with Elder Wayne Morris officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native of Brewton and a former resident of Lincoln, Ala., before moving back to Brewton. She attended Alco Baptist Church and was a retired medical records supervisor from Jackson Hospital in Montgomery with 30 years of service.

She is survived by two brothers, James C. “Buddy” Morris of Milton, Fla., and Jerry Wayne Morris of Brewton; two sisters, Betty Sue Griffin of Hinesville, Ga., and Barbara Irene Pugh of Brewton; two grandchildren, Gary Scotty Waters and Lauren Waters; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland Waters; two sons, Gary O. Waters and Cleveland Owen Waters Jr.; and a brother, Ronnie Morris; three sisters, Iva Lee Harrison, Kay Frances Weaver and Alice Faye Pitts.

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Mavis Nelson Crosby Sanders

East Brewton


Mavis Nelson Crosby Sanders, 89, of Veasey Street, East Brewton, passed away Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, in a Century, Fla., nursing facility after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held Thurs., Jan. 7, from 10 until 11 a.m. at the Bradley Assembly of God Church in Bradley.

Funeral services will follow, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Bradley Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Shawn Crosby and Speaker Jerry Gatewood officiating and Interment will follow in Bradley Church Cemetery, Bradley with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native and former resident of Bradley and a long time resident of East Brewton. She was a member of the Bradley Assembly of God Church, a retired LPN from D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons, Glen (Eloise) Crosby, Don (Donna) Crosby and Larry (Ann) Crosby, all of Brewton; daughter, Lisa Crosby (Billy) Franklin of Walnut Hill, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Norman Alvin Godwin



Norman Alvin Godwin, 78, passed away Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, in an Atmore hospital.

Graveside funeral services were held on Thurs., Dec. 31, at 10 a.m. at Pineview Cemetery with Speaker Robin Godwin officiating and Craver’s Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and long time resident of Brewton, and a former resident of Chicago, Ill., Moulton, Ala. and Tennessee.

He worked as a crane operator in the construction industry. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

He is survived by a son, Norman J. “Joey” (Tammy) Godwin of Town Creek; three daughters, Robin Godwin of Brewton, and Amanda Stephens and Gabrielle Marshall, both of Uriah; one grandson, Alexander Godwin of Cortland; and one granddaughter, Jazmine Godwin of Town Creek.

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Roscoe Winston Jordan



Roscoe Winston Jordan, 88, of Flomaton, passed away on Dec. 29, 2015, in Brewton.

Graveside services were held on Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, at noon at Little Escambia Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Lassiter officiating and Flomaton Funeral Home directing.

He was born in Pensacola and was a lifetime resident of the Flomaton community. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp and was retired from St. Regis Paper Company where he worked for 33 years as a shipping clerk.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and a member of Little Escambia Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Eunice Hall Jordan; and sister, Carolyn Fay Reaves.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Evelyn Jordan of Flomaton ; sons, Ernest Maxwell (Amanda Rachel) Jordan of Flomaton and Randy Wayland (Iris) Jordan of East Brewton; daughter, Teresa (Fred) Salter of Brewton; brother, Thomas Calvin “T.C.” Jordan of Century; sisters, Juanita Owens and Velera Lowery, both of Atlanta; eight grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

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Huey P. Knowles



Huey P. Knowles of Flomaton left this world of work and pain to spend Eternity in the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on Dec.31, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m.with the Rev. Mike Hutto and Bro. Robert Knowles officiating.

Interment followed in Moyeville Cemetery in Flomaton.

Pallbearers were Edwin Knowles, Richie Thomas, Tony Thomas, Ed Turk, James Gardner and Eddie Burkett.

He was born in Flomaton and was a lifetime member of the community. He was a veteran of the United States Army who retired from the Department of Corrections after 32 years, was a member of Moyeville Baptist Church and the Moyeville Cemetery Committee.

He was a founding member of the Lambeth Volunteer Fire Department and was an avid fisherman. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Rufus and Minnie Knowles, and sisters, Alma Lois Knowles, Ila Fay Cumbie, Hazel Thomas and Doris Stewart.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Gwin Knowles of Flomaton; daughters, Sharon Diane (Mike) Bell, Brenda Joy “B.J.” (Archie) Dansby , Donna Elaine (Jerry) Coleman and Tracy Hulene (Wayne) Sullivan, all of Flomaton; brother, Jack Knowles of Stanley Cross Roads; sister, Beckie (Howard) Smith of East Brewton; grandchildren, Shannon Petty, Joey Macks, Jessi Macks, Christopher Dailey, Jamie Dailey, Jacob Coleman, Brittany Wilson, Taylor Graves; and great-grandchild, Sydney Bell and Emmett Wilson.

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Betty June Lambeth



Betty June Lambeth, 79, of Flomaton, passed away on Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, at her home.

Visitation will be held today, Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m..

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., Jan. 7, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. with Bro. Billy Gordon, Bro. Donnis Bowman and Bro. Andy Boutwell officiating.

Interment will follow in Boutwell-Lambeth Cemetery in Flomaton.

Pallbearers will be Randy Bagwell, Joseph Bagwell, Randy Lambeth, Jeremy Lee, Phillip Lambeth and Keith Holt.

She was born in Frostproof, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of the Flomaton community where she was retired after 30 years at Vanity Fair.  One of her favorite pass times was to shop. She was a member of Allen Smith Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emory and Mamie Waller Long; son, Kenny Lambeth; and sisters, Arrie Mae Palmer and Wanda Ellis.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Millard H. Lambeth of Flomaton; son Ricky (Jodie) Lambeth of Flomaton; daughters, Darlene Lee and Charlotte Renee Smith, both of Flomaton; sister, Majorie Wingate of Frostproof; grandchildren, Hunter Lambeth, Stephen (Amanda) Waguespack, Jeremy Lee, Nicole (Josh) Barnes, Brian (Keri) Williamson; great-grandchildren; Seth, Peyton, Chad, Lillian, Domonic, Skye, Cody, Robert, River, Charlie Jo, Presley and Zack; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

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Alice Kaye Stallworth



Alice Kaye Stallworth, 57, departed this life on Dec. 28, 2015, at a local hospital.

Funeral services were held Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie J. Blue officiating. Burial followed at Baptist Hill Cemetery with Presley-Fluker Funeral Home directing.

She was born May 21, 1958, to Minnie Stallworth and the late Clarence Stallworth of Brewton. She joined Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until she was called to eternity.

She attended and graduated from Southern Normal High School with the class of 1976. She was a devoted mother and a wonderful homemaker. She will be missed by all that knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Minnie Stallworth of Brewton; two sons, Cedric Tolbert (Chasity) and Christopher Stallworth, both of Brewton; one sister, Gloria Stallworth of Brewton, a brother, Curtis Stallworth of Brewton; two grandchildren, Whitney Tolbert and Emorhi Tolbert, both of Brewton; an uncle, Jerry Thomas (Vickie) of Montgomery; a devoted friend, Rico Miller, and a host of other relatives and friends.


James Davis Donald Sr.



James Davis Donald Sr. departed this life Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at his residence in Evergreen.

Funeral services were held Sat., Jan. 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Greater Nazarene Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. John O. Meeks officiating with Presley-Fluker Funeral Directors directing. Interment followed at Greater Nazarene Church Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Mississippi to the late Jessie (Elizabeth) Donald.

At a young age, he moved to New York and became a member of File Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Jasper Simons. There he was a devoted member, soloist and director of the senior and male choirs.

Later in life he returned to his roots in Evergreen, Alabama and became a loyal member of Greater Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. John O. Meeks and was a very faithful member until his health began to fail. He was the senior choir and male chorus director.

He was united in holy matrimony on June 30, 1956, to his high school sweetheart, Thelma Lee Oliver Donald. They were happily married for 54 years. To this union, three children were born.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Donald and his son, James “Rick” Donald.

He leaves to cherish his memories two devoted daughters, Ann V. (Michael) Robertson Sr. of Troy, N.Y. and Holly P. Donald of Evergreen; one sister, Essie McWilliams of Co-op N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Vivian (Bryon) Steele, Selinda, Michele, Chyanne (John) Robertson Mayfield, James J. Donald, Michael Robertson Jr., all of New York, and DeCee Smith and Ian Donald, both of Evergreen, AL; 20 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; uncle, Clinton Nared; aunt, Daisy Hill; three sisters-in-law, Louis McKee, Winnie Donaldson and True Cooper; adopted daughter, Valerie (Anderson) Tolbert; adopted granddaughter, Destiny Walton; three god-daughters, Natasha Young, Kalisha Peters and Carolyn Little; three god-sons, Eddie Parker, Michael Anthony Williams and Anthony Richardson; a loving friend, Hattie Boyd; a special friend, LeRoy Likely, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Angela Jaro



Angela D. Jaro, 47, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in her home.

Her memorial was held on Dec. 19 at Faith Community Fellowship in East Brewton.  Family-Funeral & Cremation of Pensacola handled arrangements.

She was a lifelong resident of Brewton. She was a loving mother and daughter. She enjoyed Alabama football, video games, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her mother, Gayle Anthony; son, William Anthony; daughter, Jessica Jaro; grandson, Grayson Davis; and granddaughter, Hallie Davis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Marion “Buddy” Anthony; brother, Nathaniel Anthony, and her loving chow, Delilah.