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Obituaries for Wed., July 20, 2016, edition

William Daniel ‘Dan’ Dozier

Dothan

 

William Daniel “Dan” Dozier, 59, a resident of Dothan passed away Wed., July 13, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., July 30, at the First Baptist Church in Brewton.

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He was born and raised in Brewton, where he attended T. R. Miller High School and Jefferson Davis Junior College. Upon acquiring his CDT certification at Atlanta College of Medical & Dental Careers, he established the business of Dental Arts of Dothan in Dothan, where he resided for 25 years. Every day with him was an adventure.

He enjoyed spending his time camping, fishing, biking, and being in the mountains. His character trait of hard work was showcased in his DIY projects and woodworking. He was also known for his own special brand of humor and always filled the room with cheer and laughter.

He resiliently fought through three years of cancer before leaving to be with his heavenly father.

He is survived by two daughters, Autumn Dozier and Tyler Dozier; his parents, Dr. Cleatus Dozier and Edith Dozier; his sisters, Judy Dozier Drysdale and Donna Dozier Bush; his brother, Joe Cain Dozier; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

 

Julie Marsh

Brewton

 

Julie Marsh was born in Birmingham on April 4, 1973, to Mary-Lillian and Mitchell Neese.  She passed away in the Brewton hospital after a brief illness on Wed., July 13, 2016.

Graveside services were held at Union Cemetery on Sat., July 16, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Finklea officiating and Craver’s Funeral Home directing.

She and her parents moved to her parents’ hometown of Brewton in 1974.  She graduated from T.R. Miller High School in 1991 and then attended Jefferson Davis Community College on an art scholarship.  After that she spent several years in Troy.

She returned to Brewton in 2001 and worked several different jobs until health problems became too much for her.  From the age of four, she began having problems with her health, which continued throughout her lifetime.  However, she remained strong in spirit and rarely complained. She was an inspiration to others and friend to many. Her favorite Bible passage is I Corinthians Chapter 13.

If you were a friend to her, she would do anything for you. She will be tremendously missed by her family, friend, cousins, aunts and uncles.  For anyone fortunate enough to know and be loved by Julie, she was a blessing in your life.

She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Tom; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Dorothy Anne Conover; paternal grandparents, Jesse Drayton and Julia Neese; and her beloved cat, Tigger.

She is survived by her loving parents, Mitchell and Mary-Lillian Neese; beloved friend, Chris Johnson; and beloved friend and confidant, Clara Barton; many cousins, aunts; uncles; and beloved cats Piper and Zoey.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to:  Brewton Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 368  Brewton, AL  36427.

Share your memories and condolences with the family at craversfh.

 

Sandra Lee Harris

Brewton

 

Sandra Lee Harris, 63, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services were held on Fri., July 15, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Pettis officiating. Interment followed in Hanberry Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Albert Rausch, Ray Madden, Keaton Norris, Elijah “Buck” Smith, George Madden and Chris Barkhouse.

She was a native and life-long resident of Brewton. She worked as an accounts payable clerk for the Escambia County Commission for 22 years.  She was a member of Hanberry Holiness Church, and the Eastern Star, Norris Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her father, Autrey Hammac, and her brother, Joseph Earl Hammac.

She is survived by her husband, Kelton Harris; mother, Beulah Hammac; daughter, Leanne (Kevin) Wilson; step-daughters, Teresa (Mitchell) Rice , all of Brewton, and Tammy (Chad) Rice of Crane Hill; one sister, Beverly Evans of Brewton; 12 step-grandchildren; and 19 step-great-grandchildren.

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

 

John Edward Davis

Lenox

 

John Edward Davis, 71, of Lenox, passed away Mon., July 11, 2016, in a Mobile hospital.

Funeral services were held on Thurs., July 14, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Oglesbee and the Rev. James LaBelle officiating.  Interment with military honors, followed in Ramah Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Donald Newton, Eddie Lane, Johnathan Davis, Dean Dungan, Sam Chandler and Kirk Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Covin, Bob Ellis and Johnathan Bondurant.

He was a native of Frisco City and was a lifetime resident of the Springhill and Lenox communities.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked as a paper maker at Container Corp. of America. He was a member of American Legion post 61 in Monroeville and London Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Davis and Luverne Manning Davis and a granddaughter, Samantha Luverne Newton.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth Davis of Lenox; one son, Jimmy Davis of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jennifer D. (Lee) Newton of Rabun; grandchildren, Dean Dungan and Nikki Davis, both of Greenville, Johnathan Davis of Houston, and Donald Newton and Kimberly Newton, both of Rabun; one brother, Gerald “Tiny” (Bobbie) Davis of Lenox; and two sisters, Betty Sue Hiers of Lenox, and Judy “Bob” Courter of Monroeville.

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

 

Jean Lisenby

Brewton

 

Jean Lisenby, 59, passed away Fri., July 15, 2016, at her Brewton residence.

Funeral services were held on Mon., July 18, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Blair officiating. Interment followed in Weaver Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randy Jernigan, Ronald Stowers, Patrick Stowers, Morgan Allen, James Pugh and Grayson Peters.

She was a native and life long resident of Brewton.  She had been employed by Shaw Industries as a heat set operator for a number of years.  She was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dawayne Lisenby; and a brother, Earl Allen.

She is survived by her husband, Elton Stowers of Brewton; son, Jeffrey Ryan (Yvonne Luera) Lisenby of Brewton; brother, Greg Allen of Brewton; sister, Peggy Allen of Andalusia; and seven grandchildren.

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

 

Bernice P. Baker

Brewton

 

Bernice P. Baker, 90, passed away on Fri., July 15, 2016, at West Gate Village.

Funeral services were held on Mon., July 18, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred White Officiating.  Interment followed in Cooper Cemetery.

Pallbearers were  Tim Chance, Don Patterson, Mike Patterson, Cody Chance, Jayson Pastell and Jesse Kerns

She was a life long resident of the Brewton area.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Pilgrim’s Chapel Holiness Church.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth (Dianne) Gibson of Spanish Fort; daughter, Kathleen Johnson; brother, Horace Pugh; sister, Ardell Hammac; grandchildren, Tim Chance, all of Brewton, Tammy Brownopain of Jay, Fla., Don Patterson of Jacksonville, Fla., Mike Patterson of Holt, Fla., Kim Stalhood of Fairhope, and Kristy Seitze of Tuscaloosa; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Kayellen Dobson

Jay, Fla.

 

Kayellen Dobson, 66, of Mary Marshall Street in Jay, passed away Tues., July 12, 2016, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospice facility after a extended illness.

Funeral were held Fri., July 15, at 1 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Minister Pete Davis, Speaker Pat Jarvis, the Rev. Larry White, minister Bryan Cook, and song leader Billy Hines officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Cary Upton, Mike Scott, Jorey Diamond, Jerry Scott, Ronnie Hammond and Hayden Hammond.

She was a native of El Paso, Texas, and a long time resident of Jay. She was a member of the Flomaton Church of Christ, and a retired elementary school teacher from Jay Public School System with 26 years of service where she was named teacher of the year for Santa Rosa County in 1996.

She is survived by two brothers, Gary (Patsy) Dobson of Columbia, S.C., and Rick (Jenny) Lowery of Jay; sister, Nancy Shivers of Jay; sister-in-law, Drusilla Dobson; special nieces, Karla A. Shivers and Sydney L. Lowery; special nephew, Bradley Lowery; numerous nephews and nieces; and special friends, Pat and Linda Jarvis.

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

 

Fred ‘Jr.’ Treece

Brewton

 

Fred “Jr.” Treece, 74, of Douglas Avenue in Brewton, Alabama passed away Wed., July 13, 2016, in a local nursing facility after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Sat., July 16, at 10 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Cox officiating.

Interment followed in Pine Level Cemetery in Jay with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and long time resident of Jay before moving to Brewton.

He was of the Baptist faith. He attended Jay School System, and was an appliance repairman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Andy Griffith Show.

He is survived by his two sons, Stoney (Patricia) Kiser of East Brewton, and Robert Treece of Georgia; three daughters, Cindy (Jeffrey) Thompson and Lisa (David) Harris, both of East Brewton, and Angela (Jessie) Reeser of Panama City, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Timmy Retherford, Johnathon Retherford, Skylar Retherford, Scottie Kiser, Christopher Kiser, Jennifer Allen, Heather Thompson, Clayton Harris and Teresa Harris; seven great grandchildren; special niece, Tammy; and two ex-wives, Margie and Myrtle.

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

 

Doris Ann Trost

Brewton

 

Doris Ann Trust, 82, of Travis Road in Brewton went to the loving arms of the Lord Thurs., July 7, 2016, in a local hospital after a brief illness.

Memorial services will be held at a later date and time and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

She was a native of Schenectady, N.Y., and a former resident of Texas, before moving to Brewton four years ago. She was a retired nursing assistant. She was a generous person. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. This fun loving woman is going to be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Carroll Trost; children, Theresa Coleman and Kenneth Ripley; brothers, Harvey, Timothy, Gary, Daniel; sisters, Merrilene and Kathleen; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and friend, Angel Castiglione.

She was preceded in death by her son, Leonard Ripley.

 

James Manuel Pate

Brewton

 

James Manuel Pate, 88, of Jay Road in Brewton, passed away Fri., July 15, 2016, in a Jay, Fla., medical facility after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Sun., July 17, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Hawkins officiating.

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

He was a native of Damascus, and a life long resident of Brewton. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from the box factory at T.R. Miller Mill Company with more than 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Merelene Pate; two sons, James “Derby” (Sharon) Pate, and Danny Pate; grandchildren, Benita Grantham Howington, Brian (Tara) Grantham, Lisa Pate, Terry (Rhonda) Pate, Kristie (Jesse) Hamilton, Rhonda Odom; 11 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by parents, Houston and Maybelle Pate; daughter, Jamie Louise Pate Barlow; and siblings, Pete Pate, Earl Pate, Lewis Pate, Dorothy Dewberry, Ethel Wilson.

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

 

Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Lambeth

Flomaton

 

Robert Lee “Bob” Lambeth, 76, of Hwy. 31 in Flomaton, passed away Sun., July 17, 2016, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospice facility after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held today, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Donis Bowman and Speaker Mirza Beg officiating.

Interment will follow in Pollard Cemetery in Pollard, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Flomaton. He was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, a 1959 graduate of Flomaton High School, and was a retired pulp mill tech from Container Corporation of America with 39 years of service. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hudson Lambeth of Flomaton; son, Darrell (Elaine) Lambeth of Deltona, Fla.; daughter, Sonya (Mirza) Beg of Tuscaloosa; two brothers,  James (Mildred) Lambeth of Flomaton, and Millard Lambeth of Brewton; two sisters, Teresa Smith and Codie (Dan) Wedgeworth, both of Flomaton; and six grandchildren, Amber Beg, Adam Beg, Cameron Beg, Taylor Lambeth, Tyler Lambeth and Tiffany Lambeth.

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

 

Richard Dean Tracy Sr.

Brewton

 

Richard Dean Tracy, Sr., 85, of Brewton, passed away July 11, 2016, at D.W. McMillan Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks.  He suffered with Parkinson’s for a number of years.

It was his wish to be cremated.  His remains will be taken home to Janesville, Ill., at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Taylor Tracy; three sons, Richard D Tracy, Jr. of Mattoon, Ill., Wm Kenneth Tracy and Leland Michael Tracy, both of Birmingham; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

He was born October 16, 1930, in County Line, Okla.  His parents, WM A Tracy and Ola Ione Davis Tracy moved to Altamont, Ill., in 1938 where his dad was employed with Carter Oil Company.  He was a 1948 graduate of Beecher City High School in Beecher City, Ill.  He went to work for Norge in Effingham, Ill., after graduation.  He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January of 1949, and served three years and eight months.

He married the former Mary Jeannette Tribble of Bruceton, Tenn., in 1949 and they divorced in September of 1959.  To this union were born three sons.

He met the former Charlotte Taylor of Janesville in September of 1959. They were married June 1, 1960. Taylor who was 19 at the time, helped raise his three sons who were three, seven and ten. They called her mom.

He joined the Presbyterian Church and was baptized while living and working in Shelbyville, Ind.  In Mattoon, Ill., he joined the Moose Lodge, bowled on a bowling team and enjoyed skeet shooting.  In Brewton he played on a bowling team and played on the “Over the Hill Gang” baseball team.  He was also a member of the Country Club of Brewton where he played golf for a number of years.

He transferred here from St. Elmo, Ill., in 1972 where he worked for Exxon in the Jay, Fla., oil field where he was a tech foreman.  He loved his job and worked for Exxon for 36 years.

He also ate breakfast for a number of years at McDonald’s where he made many friends.  To the man who gave him homegrown tomatoes, we thank you.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and best friend Tom Pullen of Brewton.

God says, “Do not fear your death for when that moment arrives, I will draw my breath and your soul will come to me like a needle to a magnet”.

 

Ernie Wayne Alford

Brewton

 

Ernie Wayne Alford, 71, of the Damascus Community in Brewton, passed away Mon, July 18, 2016, at his residence after a brief illness.

Graveside services are scheduled for today, July 20, at 5 p.m. at Damascus Cemetery in the Damascus Community in Brewton with special prayer given by John Hodoh officiating.

Interment will follow in Damascus Cemetery Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Escambia County. He was retired from Container Corporation of America with more than 30 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and Alabama fan.

He is survived by two daughters, Jan-Jan (Michael) Roberts and Debra Kay (Wally) Luster; grandchildren, Perry Wayne (Courtney), Paige, Joseph, Parker, Jaylyn and  Preslyn; siblings, Woody (Ann) Alford, Ann (Neil) White, Shirley (Mason) Hanks and Liz (Roy) Burnham; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special angel, Kristy Godwin

He was preceded in death by parents, Harris and Pauline Alford; and sisters, Margaret Wiggins and Myrtle Zappa.

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