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Obits for Wed., July 27, 2016, edition

Norman Levonn Evans

Brewton

Norman Levonn Evans, 75, passed away on Thurs., July 21, 2016, in Brewton.

A private memorial service for him will be held at a later date.

He was born in Thomaston, Ga., and had been a resident of Brewton since 2000. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a sales representative for Christian Directory Books. He was a member of the American Legion, Mobile Post, and the Community of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffany Taylor.

He is survived by a special friend, Katherine Kitchens; three sons, Mark William Evans, Christopher Chad Evans and Kenny Stinson, all of Mobile; a daughter, Michelle Antoine of Mobile; five grandchildren; and the Randy Taylor family.

 

Marilyn ‘Sandy’ Brown Ward

Anderson, Ind.

Marilyn “Sandy” Brown Ward, 49, passed away at her residence in Anderson, Ind., on Tues., June 28, 2016.

A memorial service was held on Thurs., July 28, at 5 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Davis and the Rev. Tommy Quick officiating.

She was a life long resident of East Brewton prior to moving to Anderson eight years ago. She was a member of the Church of God in East Brewton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Brown, and grandparents, Mac and Opal Brown and Obie and Martha Sue Adams.

She is survived by her mother, Betty (Ronnie) Cato of East Brewton; son, Joseph Ward of Anderson; daughter, Crystal Ward (J.J.) of Springport, Ind.; sister, Terri (James) Summerlin of Brewton; grandchild, Gage Ward; her estranged husband, Joe Ward of New Castle, Ind.; special friends, Paul Hicks Jr., Paul Hicks Sr. and Molly Cravers Hicks; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Craver’s Funeral Home to assist with expenses.

 

Doris Janet O’Farrell Wood

Brewton

Doris Janet O’Farrell Wood, 87, of Appleton Road, Brewton, passed away on Sun., July 24, 2016, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held today, Wed., July 27, at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton with the Rev. Aaron Smith, Rev. Fred White, Rev. Byrnes Pitts officiating. Interment will follow in Weaver Cemetery Brewton with Williams directing.

She was a native and life long resident of Escambia County and a member of the Pilgrims Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. She attended W.S. Neal High School, was a former member of the Eastern Star and homemaker.

Survivors include her son, David R. Wood; daughter, Debbie (Mike) Roberson, all of Brewton; three grandchildren, Tracey (Luke) Golden, Kelly (Korey Johnson) Wood and Jansen Henry; two great grandchildren, Sarah Golden and Asher Golden; special cousin, Judy Dixon; and devoted care givers, Ginger Skipper, Katie Simmons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Sibbie Clayton O’Farrell; husband, David Thurmond Wood; and daughter-in-law, Renee Wood.

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

 

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.

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.

 

Malachi Askew

Brewton

Malachi Askew was born Nov. 26, 2015, to Desiree Jones and Michael Askew of Mobile. He transitioned this brief earthly dwelling to enter a peaceful eternal rest on July 17, 2016, at Women and Children’s Hospital in Mobile.

Funeral services were held Sat., July 23, at 2 p.m. at Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church in Brewton with the Rev. Dr. Willie J. Blue Pastor officiating and Presley-Fluker Funeral Directors directing.

Interment followed at Baptist Hill Cemetery in Brewton.

Those who will remain to cherish the memories of him is his loving devoted mother, Desiree Jones; father, Michael (Tosha) Askew; two sisters, Deasia Jones and Kadasia Askew; brother, Michael Askew Jr.; grandparents, Dianetta Jones, all of Brewton, Anthony (Denean) Jones of Montgomery and Elaine Hall of Brewton; great grandmother, Jean McConico; two aunts, Barbara (Purvis) Smith and Zona McConico, both of Brewton; uncle, Tony McConico of Mobile; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

Julie Anne Neese Marsh

Brewton

Julie Anne Neese 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.

Her family 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, Julie 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 her friend, she would do anything for you. She will be tremendously missed by her family, friends, cousins, aunts and uncles. For anyone fortunate enough to know and be loved by her, 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; beloved friend and confidant, Clara Barton; many cousins, aunts and uncles, and her beloved cats, Piper and Zoey.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Brewton Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 368, Brewton, AL 36427.

To share your memories and condolences with the family, visit craversfh.com.

 

Iva Dell Pettis Fleming

Castleberry

Iva Dell Pettis Fleming, 75, of Castleberry, passed away Wed., July 6, 2016, in a Evergreen medical facility after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held for Fri., July 8, at 10 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Skipper officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Castleberry with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native and life long resident of Conecuh County; was of the Holiness faith, and was a former sewing machine operator at Lady Arrow in Evergreen and Judy Bond in Brewton.

She is survived by a son, Calvin L. Fleming; daughter, Rudy (Roger) Coleman; two brothers, Howard Pettis, all of Castleberry, and Roger Pettis of Evergreen; and three great grandchildren, Layla Fleming, Zoey Fleming and Dustin Watts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer “Snag” Fleming; two brothers, Ricky Pettis and Billy W. Pettis; sister, Judy Rabon; and grandchildren, Leon Fleming and Randall Coleman.

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

 

Pauline Wilson Beasley

Brewton

Pauline Wilson Beasley, 85, of Ridge Road in Brewton, passed away Wed., July 20, 2016, in a local hospital after a brief illness.

Funeral services were scheduled for Sat., July 23, at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. James Aubrey Wilson officiating.

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

She was a native and life long resident of Escambia County. She was a member of the Wallace Baptist Church. She attended North Brewton School and was a retired draw twist operator from Monsanto with more than 20 years of service.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, C.L. Beasley; two sons, Larry (Sandy) Beasley and David (Susan) Wilson; daughter, Linda Sue (Johnny) Gibson; special sister, Janette Wilson, all of Brewton; nine grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

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

 

Ernie Wayne Alford

Brewton

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

Graveside services, followed by interment, were held on Wed., July 20, at 5 p.m. at Damascus Cemetery with special prayer given by John Hodoh officiating. Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directed.

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

He is survived by his 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 our special angel, Kristy Godwin.

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

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

 

Huey Clifton King

Brewton

 

Huey Clifton King, 69, of Bradley Road Roberts Community in Brewton, passed away Mon., July 25, 2016, in a Pensacola medical facility after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held Fri., July 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow visitation at noon at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. John Lambeth officiating.

Interment will follow in Elim Cemetery Roberts Community in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Escambia County. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran having served during Vietnam. He was a retired mail carrier from the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Loretta Dubose King of Brewton; daughter, Lisa Pritchett of East Brewton; step-children, Greg Wilson of Atmore and Pam Dinkins of East Brewton; three brothers, Earl King of Cantonment, Fla., Bill King of Brewton, and Ralph King of Allentown, Fla., three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and mother of his children, Mary Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Martha Fuqua King; and son, Scotty King.

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