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Obituaries for Wed., March 23, 2016, edition

Sara Pearl Logan

Andalusia

 

Sara Pearl Logan, 75, of Andalusia, formerly of Evergreen, passed away Wed., March 16, 2016, at Sacred Heart.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m., on Fri., March 18, in the Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Northrop officiating. Cope-Keahey Funeral Home was in charge of services.

She is survived by her son, James (Cathy) Grantham of Brewton; daughters, Marie (Keith) Ivey of Brewton, Debra (Dan) Harkins of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Carla Johnson of Andalusia; 16 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Dwayne Grantham and John Grantham.

 

Julius ‘Sonny’ Patrick Maxwell Jr.

Brewton

 

Julius “Sonny” Patrick Maxwell Jr., 86, of Belleville Avenue in Brewton, passed away Wed., March 15, 2016, in a local nursing facility after a brief illness.

Graveside services were held Fri., March 18, at 2 p.m., at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. John Finklea officiating.

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

He was a native of Dallas County, and a long time resident of Brewton. He was a member of the Brewton First Baptist Church and a 1949 graduate of T.R. Miller High School. He owned and operated Sonny’s Good Gulf Service Station before becoming the city clerk of Brewton for 33 years.

He is survived by his three sons, Pat Maxwell of Perdido, Ben (Cecillia Knotts) Maxwell of Brewton, and Hardy (Sherry) Maxwell of Pollard; one grandson, Jonathan Hunter Maxwell; four step-granddaughters; 14 step-great grandchildren; and six step-great- great grandchildren

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

 

Altha Merle Chavers Nobles

Brewton

 

Altha Merle Chavers Nobles, 87, of North Baggett Circle, Brewton, passed away Fri., March 18, 2016, in a Century, Fla., nursing facility after a brief illness.

Graveside funeral services were held on Mon., March 21, at 2 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Byrnes Pitts officiating.

Interment followed in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Castleberry with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native of Castleberry and a long time resident of Florida before moving to Brewton. She attended the Brewton Pentecostal Holiness Church, and formerly worked at Monsanto and Gayfers Department Store. She was an avid square dancer and a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Swain and Myra (Ronnie) Thompson, both of Brewton; a sister, Mary (Byrnes) Pitts of Brewton; 10 grandchildren, Chuck (Kim) Grantham, James Lowman, Joy’L (Joe) Herrington, Crystal Vertrees, Shane Fisher, Brandon Swain, June Swain, Jennifer Langford, Stephanie Langford and Jolie Langford; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Langford.

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

 

Hilda Elizabeth Anderer Everson

Brewton

 

Hilda Elizabeth Anderer Everson, 80, of Woodmere Drive Brewton, passed away Thurs., March 17, 2016, in a local nursing facility after a brief illness.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Mon., March 21, at 4 p.m. at the St. Maurice Catholic Church with Father Adrian Cook officiating.

Burial followed at Buffington Cemetery in Castleberry, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native of Germany and came to the United States in 1956. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a sister, Renate Blocker of Brewton; three nieces, Debbie Godwin of Evergreen, Sheila Bruen of Virginia and Theresa Murphy of Brewton; two nieces who live in Germany; two great nieces, two great nephews; three great-great nieces; and one great-great nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Everson.

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

 

Tony Glenn Jordan

Brewton

 

Tony Glenn Jordan, 42, of Station Street Saraland, Ala., passed away Mon., March 7, 2016, at his residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held for Thurs., March 10, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Benny Snider officiating. Interment followed in Elim Cemetery Roberts Community in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and long time resident of Brewton. He was of the Christian faith and a 1992 graduate of W.S. Neal High School.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed with Quala-Wash. He was an avid Florida Gator fan and enjoyed fishing.

He survived by his father, Roger (Teresa Parker) Jordan of Wallace; mother, Deborah (Allen) Morris of East Brewton; wife, Heather Jordan of Saraland; two sons, Brennan Jordan of Brewton and Triton Jordan of Wallace; daughter, Elise Preud’Homme of Pensacola; three sisters, April Jordan, Michelle Hurley and Leslie Franklin, all of Brewton; three nieces; and two nephews.

He is preceded in death by his step-mother, Debra Thomason Jordan; and step-father, Jeff “Budd” Butts.

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

 

Mose Holley Tyree

Brewton

 

Mose Holley Tyree, 63, of Bethel Road in Brewton, passed away Wed., March 16, 2016, in a Pensacola medical facility after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held Thursday morning, March 24, from 10 until 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. David Harrison officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Brewton. He was of the Assembly of God faith, a graduate of W.S. Neal High School, and was the owner/operator of a land clearing and scrape metal business.

He is survived by his life partner, Brenda Boyd of Brewton; son, Brian Boyd of Brewton; brothers, Willie Tyree of Range, and James Tyree of North Carolina; sister, Liddie Tyree of Brewton; and granddaughter, Bella Boyd.

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

 

Garvin Nathan Dewberry

Prattville

 

Garvin Nathan Dewberry, 85, passed away on Wed., March 16, 2016, in a Prattville heath care facility.

Funeral services were held on Mon., March 21 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Pastor R.O. Eubanks officiating.

Interment with military honors were held in Union Cemetery.

He was born in Conecuh County and had been a long time resident of Prattville, coming from Montgomery.  He was a member of the W.S. Neal High School Class of 1950, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He owned and operated Chuck’s Barbershop for a number of years. He was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Marie “Carroll” Dewberry; and a daughter, Patricia Anne Kaminski.

He is survived by a son, Gary “Hoss” Dewberry of Prattville; sister, Lucy Duval of Brewton; two grandchildren, Jessica Dewberry and Nick Dewberry; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

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

 

Vanessa Soileau

Castleberry

 

Vanessa Soileau, 55, passed away Wed., March 16, 2016, at her Castleberry residence.
She was born in Evergreen and had been a long-time resident of Castleberry.  She was a member of the W.S. Neal High School class of 1978, was a homemaker, and a member of Appleton Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Sarah Cain; and her twin sister, Telessa.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Terrell Soileau; three daughters, Crystal (Beaux) Dupuis of Castleberry, Brooke Phillips of Sellersville, Ala., and Hope Soileau of Castleberry; one son, Jason Soileau of Ville Platte, La.; two brothers, Carl Cain of Castleberry, and Daniel (Michelle) Cain of Brewton; one sister, Edna (David) Johnson of Brewton; two grandchildren, Lola Dupuis and Sabra Dupuis; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Share your memories and condolences with the family at craversfh.com.

 

John N. McGowin

Brewton

 

John N. McGowin, 82, passed away Mon., March 21, 2016, at his Brewton residence.
Private graveside services will be held on Fri., March 25 at Union Cemetery with the Rev. Tony McCullough officiating and Craver’s Funeral Home directing.
He was born in Greenville, Ala., and had been a long time resident of Brewton.  He worked in the timber office at Container Corp. for a number of years.  He was an avid deer hunter and golfer.

He was preceded in death by a son, John McGowin, Jr.; and a brother, Claude McGowin.
He is survived by three daughters, Jenny McGowin of Gulf Shores, Ala., Marie McGowin of Marianna, Fla., and Peyton Bethea of Brewton; one brother, Richard McGowin of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren, McGowin Bethea, Benton Bethea, Ivey Edwards, and Philippa Edwards
Share your memories and condolences with the family at craversfh.com.

 

Eugena ‘Jeni’ Virginia Cobb Hamilton 

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

 

Eugena “Jeni” Virginia Cobb Hamilton, 88, passed away on March 11, 2016.

She was the beloved daughter of Austin Eugene Cobb and Fannie Mae Murray Cobb, beloved granddaughter of Oscar Eugene Cobb and Sara Eva Boyd Cobb, and William and Virginia Murray.

She was the beloved wife of Peter Bryce Hamilton, Jr. for 65 years, beloved mother of daughter Frances Murray Hamilton and sons Peter Bryce Hamilton, Thomas Alexander Hamilton and John Cobb Hamilton, and much beloved sibling of Martha Eva Cobb McDade, Edith Marie Cobb Ware and William Murray (Billy) Cobb.

She was raised in the peaceful farmlands of North Sumter County (Boyd and Emelle area) Alabama and born at a nearby hospital in Electric Mills, Miss. She was the youngest and one of her favorite early memories was eating watermelon fresh from the fields with her father and other family members.

Artists ran in her family for many generations and she and her older sister Martha painted water colors of Alabama rural scenes depicting the low key life of people and buildings in the landscape around them.  These paintings emit the love and humor that the sisters felt towards the Alabama countryside.

She studied Art History at the University of Alabama, graduated from Huntington College, and was member of the Chi Omega Sorority at the same time as Harper Lee.

Living the majority of her life in a home she designed in Palm Beach Gardens, she was a member of the vestry at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Beautification Committee, where she facilitated Palm Beach Gardens becoming the delightful community it is today by helping to enact the strict sign ordinances and landscape requirements in the commercial areas.  Flowers, her children, cats, scenes of her daughter’s life in old industrial lofts in Atlanta, her beloved cabin in Cashiers, N.C., and other old family homes, were topics as she continued painting through the years.

She is survived and much missed by her husband, Peter; daughter, Frances; sons, Alex and John; granddaughter Haley Anne Hamilton, and her sister Edith Ware.