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Obituaries for Wed., May 25, 2016, edition

Merle Virginia Hyde Nix

East Brewton

 

Merle Virginia Hyde Nix, 93, of Shoffner Street in East Brewton, passed away Mon. May 16, 2016, in Laurel, Miss.

Funeral services were held Fri., May 20, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Watts officiating.

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

She was a native of Evergreen and a long time resident of Brewton. She was a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church, a former employee of Mason Drug Store and Bracken’s Drive for many years. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed reading and quilting.

She is survived by three sons, James A. (Joyce) Nix of Flomaton, Kenneth (Lillian) Nix of Brewton and Don (Pam) Nix of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Vicky (Bud) Turner of Laurel, Miss.; sister, Marie White of Flomaton; 10 grandchildren, Sunji Hunter, Richard Nix, Scotty Nix, Samantha Howington, Mickie Howington, Cory Nix, Howard Turner, Terry Turner, Keith Turner, Brent Turner; and 28 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Vinson Nix, Wanda Michelle Nix and Brandy Nix; and a great grandchild, Tosha Nicole Jackson.

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

 

Cory Lee Battle

Dadeville

 

Cory Lee Battle, 43, of Timber Trail in Dadeville passed away Tues., May 17, 2016, in a Birmingham hospital after a extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sat. May 21, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Leon Stewart and the Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Interment followed in Beulah Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native of Alabaster. He was a former resident of Bessemer, Birmingham and Brewton before moving to Dadeville.

He was a member of the Church of the Highlands in Auburn. He owned and operated Cory’s Cabinets and was also employed at Home Depot. He loved fishing and dove hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Heather Hammac Battle of Dadeville; parents, Larry and Anita Broadhead Battle of McCalla; sister, Jena (Mike) Kao of McCalla; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Russell and Charlotte Hammac of Dadeville; sister-in-law, Lisa (Keith) Douglas of Brewton; and nephew, Mitch Douglas of Brewton.

In lieu of flowers make donations to: National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street Suite 200 Newton, MA 02458; UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care Boshell Diabetes, Building 420, 1808 7th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-0012.

The online giving link is: uab.edu/give/palliative. Red Mountain Grace, PO Box 382562, Birmingham, AL 35238. The online giving link is: redmountaingrace.com.

Red Mountain Grace is a not-for-profit organization dedicated as a place of refuge for out-of-town patients and caregivers that are receiving extended medical treatment in Birmingham.

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

 

Warner Andrew Willis

East Brewton

 

Warner Andrew “Handy Andy” Willis, 57, of Shoffner Street in East Brewton passed away Mon., May 16, 2016, at his residence after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held Sat., May 28, 2016, from 10 until 11 a.m. at the East Brewton First Baptist Church in East Brewton.

Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. at the East Brewton First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Watts officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native of Brunswick, Ga., and a long time resident of East Brewton. He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. National Guard veteran, a member of the Sons of the American Legion and was self-employed as a appliance repairman.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Hilliard Willis of East Brewton; son, Tony (Kim) Willis of East Brewton; daughter, Summer Willis of East Brewton; sister, Kathy Page of Thomasville, Ga.; half-sister, Georgia Brewer of Washington; and six grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Lamar Willis; mother, Betty Rose Cox; and two brothers

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

 

James Lowell Sammons

Castleberry

 

James Lowell Sammons, 82, of Castleberry passed away Tues., May 17, 2016, at his residence after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sat., May 21 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Minister Jack Lunsford and Minister Clifford Dixon officiating.

Interment, with military honors, followed at Cooper Cemetery in Castleberry.

Pallbearers were Tanner Hornbeak, Kristopher Johnson, Bobbie Johnson, Cheryl Stewart, Shannon Blair and Robert Mildred.

Honorary pallbearers were Josh Brown and Eddie Hogg.

He was born in Ariton, and had been a resident of Castleberry for the past 38 years.  He was a member of the Appleton Church of Christ, and was a member of the Masons.

He served as mayor of Ariton and among his many interesting occupations, he worked as a truck driver with 50 years of service with Evergreen/Poole Trucking. His C.B. call sign was “Red Bird”.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Lydia Sammons; and a brother, Marvin Sammons.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 38 years, Juliette Blair Sammons of Castleberry; a son, Tommy (Lisa) Odom of Castleberry; a daughter, Chris (George) Brantley of Castleberry; six grandchildren, Michael (Jamie) McCall of Castleberry, Chassity (Bracken) Davis of Pollard, Brooke Odom (Ryan Pope) of Bonifay, Austin Brantley of Castleberry, Benji Jackson of East Brewton and Tanner (Beverly) Jackson of Brewton; six great-grandchildren, Ally and McKenzie Jackson of Castleberry, Briauna and Keira Jackson of Brewton, Lane and Cooper McCall of Castleberry; three brothers, Gerald Sammons, Earl (Collen) Sammons and Spurgeon (Chris) Sammons; one sister, Faye Tucker; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and special friends including “grandchildren of the heart”, Colby and Krystin.

He was a very devoted and loving man to his family and friends.  He touched the lives of so many people that he came in contact with throughout the years.

In spite of his illness, he continued to be an outgoing and loving person and will be truly missed.

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