Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, edition

Published 4:34 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rhonda Sue ‘Susie’ Browder Wells



Rhonda Sue “Susie” Browder Wells, 55, of Scott Street, Brewton,  passed away Mon., Feb. 2, 2016, at her residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Sat., Feb. 6, at 3 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael King officiating.

Interment followed in Brown Cemetery, Brewton, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native and life long resident of Brewton. She was a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church, had attended W.S. Neal School and was a former waitress. She was an Alabama Roll Tide Fan.

She is survived by her husband, James Wells of Brewton; son, Dylan Wells of Brewton; brother, Shawn Browder of Arlington, Texas; sister, Kim Browder of Brewton; step-mother, Gail Browder of Milton, Fla.; a number of aunts and uncles, three nephews, two nieces, and a great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willis Browder and her mother, Mary Alice Brown.

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Lauris Harden ‘Spike’ Barton



Lauris Harden “Spike” Barton, 94, passed away peacefully on Thurs., Feb. 4, 2016, at his home. He was born on Aug. 21, 1921 in Lynn, Ala., in Winson County.

Funeral services were held Sun., Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Elder Larry White and Speaker Pat Jarvis officiating.

Interment followed in Green Acres Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He had been a resident of Brewton, for the past 56 years. He has been an active member of the Church of Christ for his entire life of 94 years, serving as a song leader, deacon and elder, most recently attending the Brewton and Flomaton congregations.

After graduating from Lynn High School, where he receieved the nickname “Spike”’ he worked in the shipyards in Mobile, until he began his military service. He served in the United States Army during World War II, in the engineering corps, in the European Theatre.

After his honorable discharge, he returned home and shortly thereafter married his bride, Louise. He began his life-long occupation as a pipe fitter and welder, which enabled them to live in various locations throughout the country.

After moving to Brewton to work for Container Corporation of America, he decided to make this his permanent home. After retiring in 1984, he enjoyed his hobbies of traveling, gardening and working in Pop Pop’s Piddle House.

He was an avid follower of T.R. Miller athletics, attending every activity of his children and grandchildren for 40 years. The Diana Gospel Singings were one of his favorite events to attend every year where his love of singing could be shared with others. He led a full, happy, Godly life for 94 years and was richly blessed.

He is survived by a daughter, Annette (Pete) Davis of Brewton; two sons, Ronald (Rebecca) Barton of Lake Worth, Fla., and Maurice (Hope) Barton of Duluth, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Davis (Don) Clements, Mary Margaret Davis (Ryan) Powell, Amy Barton, Morgan Barton, Reese Barton, Tracey (Ben) Donaldson, Lynne (Nick) Wellman, Jason Adamson and Matthew (Heather) Johnson; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Meta Tubb Barton; his wife of 68 years, Louise Barton; a sister, Louise Barton Whitten; four brothers, Leoward  Barton, Lecil Barton, Leon Barton and Leo Barton.

In lieu of flowers: Donations in memory of Lauris H. Barton can be made to Family Life Missions, Inc., P.O. Box 78782, Nashville, TN 37207.

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Ada Mae Farrow



Ada Mae Farrow, 78, passed away on Tues., Feb. 2, 2016, at her Brewton residence.

A memorial service was held on Sat., Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hultburg officiating.

She was born in Pensacola, Fla., and had been a resident of Brewton for the past ten years, coming from Wauchula, Fla.  She had worked as a bus driver for the Hardee County School System during her working years.

She is survived by a son, Robert Farrow of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Wanda Stettler of Brewton; five brothers, Robert Lansdon of Steinhatchee, Fla., Joe Charles Lansdon of Atlanta, Ga., Jerry Lamar Lansdon of Pensacola, Fla., Glenvill Lansdon of Troy, N.H. and Jimmy L. Lansdon of Branson, Mo.; three sisters, Pat Wells of Brewton, Gladys Wickman of Pensacola and Mary Ellen Craig of Century, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Patricia Farrow, Ada Dees, Melinda Williams, Chuck Reese, John Reese, Lisa Halveland, and Tammy Reese; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Burnice Hammac

Century, Fla.


Burnice Hammac, 83, passed away Fri., Feb 5, 2016, in a Century health care facility.

Funeral services were held Sun., Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the  Rev. Junior Hammac and the Rev. Eddie Hammac officiating.

Interment followed at Hanberry Cemetery with Craver’s Funeral Home directing.

She was a native and long time resident of Escambia County, Ala. She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.

She is survived by four sons, John Ray Gulsby of Pensacola, Fla., Lamar Gulsby of Molino, Fla. and Larry Gulsby and James Gulsby, both of Molino, Fla.; daughters, Eleta Drawbaugh of Brewton, and Brenda Lee Williams of Molino; brother, C.E. “Junior” Hammac Jr.; 16 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerald Williams, Houston Gray, Tyler Driver, Tyler Coleman, Matthew Fillingim, and Chris Bucci .

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