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Obituaries for Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, edition

Pauline Baker Shell

Falkville

Pauline Baker Shell, 91, of Falkville, passed away Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, in a Decatur medical facility after a brief illness.

Graveside services were held Thurs., Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at Cooper Cemetery with Dr. Ronald Shell officiating. Interment followed in Cooper Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

She was a native of Conecuh County, and a long time resident of Brewton before moving to Decatur. She was retired from Monsanto.

She is survived by her two sons, Andy Shell of Decatur, and James Shell of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, John Baker of Castleberry; and several other family members.

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

Glannie Pearl Barlow Wiggins

Brewton

Glannie Pearl Barlow Wiggins, 84, of Cottage Hill Drive in Brewton passed away Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, at her residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Tues., Nov.22, at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Scurlock officiating.

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

She was a native of Castleberry, a former resident of Evergreen and a long time resident of Brewton. She was a member of the East Brewton Assembly of God Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Keith Sheffield of Brewton; four daughters, Debra (Ken) Torres of Milton, Fla., Brenda Sheffield of Pensacola, Fla., Kristy (Will) Crane of Brewton, and Angelia (Jeff) Davis of Dozier; four step-sons, David Wiggins, Roy Wiggins, Richard Wiggins and Raymond Wiggins; six grandchildren, Josh, Judd, Carrie, Madelyn, Morgan and Bailey; and one great grandchild, Blayne.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Emma Jerkins Barlow; grandchild, Gaige; and stepdaughter, Ouida Serra.

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

Williams Ray Smith

Brewton

William Ray Smith, 65, of Dixon Nursery Road in Brewton passed away Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, at his residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Tues., Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Greer and the Rev. Reo Pugh officiating. Interment followed in Beulah Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Brewton. He was of the Christian faith. He attended W.S. Neal and Evergreen High School, and was a retired lab technician from Jefferson Smurfit with 33 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and Auburn football.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Corine Davis Smith of Brewton; son, Billy (Tina) Smith of Brewton; daughter, Sabrina Jordan of Brewton; brother, Ronnie (Maxine) Smith of Brewton; half brothers, Billy Wayne Smith of Jay, Fla., and Jerry Smith and Frank Smith, both of Brewton; two half sisters, Brenda Hart of Brewton, and Vanessa Smith of Flomaton; three grandchildren, Erica Smith, Austin Jordan and Paigelyn Smith; one great grandchild, Braxton Crawford; and best friends, Ed and Sharon Castleberry.

He was preceded in death by parents, Frank William and Pauline Graves Smith; stepmother, Bonnie Smith; and half brother, Horace Smith.

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

Patricia Ann ‘Pat’ Searcy Miller

Brewton

Patricia Ann “Pat” Searcy Miller, 70, of Hwy. 41 Brewton, passed away Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, at her residence after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held today, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled to follow at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Cardwell officiating. Interment will follow in Green Acres Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native of Evergreen, and a life long resident of Brewton. She attended Wallace Baptist Church, was a graduate of W.S. Neal High School and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her three sisters, Panzy Morris, Rose Bousquet and Linda Cushing, all of Pensacola, Fla.; one grandchild, Jeremy Miller; and daughter-in-law, Charlene Miller.

She is preceded in death by parents, Lee and Katie Mae Booker Searcy; husband, A.C. Pete Miller; and two sons, Hank Miller and Mickey Miller.

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

Billy Thomas Thompson

Brewton

Billy Thomas Thompson, 69, of Travis Road in Brewton passed away Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, at his residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for today, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Greer officiating. Interment will follow in Travis Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Escambia County. He was a member of the Divine Temple Church. He attended W.S. Neal School, and owned Thompson Logging since 1972. He enjoyed drag racing, Alabama football and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Pattie Ray Thompson of Brewton; two sons, Tommy Thompson and Waylon Thompson, both of Brewton; two step-daughters, Anita Nichols of Brewton, and Kathy Rogers of Milton, Fla.; one step-son, Michael Franklin of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers, Bo Thompson and Bobby Thompson, both of Brewton; two sisters, Elouise Agerton and Doris Bullock, both of Brewton; two grandchildren, Kelsey Thompson and Tyler Thompson; nine step-grandchildren, Lashaye, Brittany, Kyle, Damien, Briana, Andrea, Michaela, Kayla and Brad; and nine step-great grandchildren.

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

Lyman Waldo Phillips Jr.

Brewton

Lyman Waldo Phillips, Jr., 85, passed away Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, following an extended illness.

A Celebration of Life service was held Mon., Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. at Fairhope United Methodist Church located at 155 South Section Street, Fairhope, Alabama 36532. Visitation was held immediately following in the Christian Life Center.

He was born in Boston, Mass., on July 20, 1931.

Him, his wife, Anne, and their children lived in Brewton where he was very active in the First United Methodist Church, the Red Cross, the Boy Scouts, and the Brewton Arts Council.

He was a sales and purchasing agent at Container Corporation of America.  Prior to moving to Brewton, he served in active military service at Fort Myers, Va. He moved to Montgomery, where he married Gail Goldsmith Golson, and they then moved to Destin, Fla.

While in Destin, he was a member of the Destin United Methodist Church and  Active Retired Men of Destin. He enjoyed all aspects that Destin had to offer. He also enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking the harbor and playing with his grandchildren.

He and his wife later moved to Fairhope, where he was an active member of the Fairhope United Methodist Church, where he attended the Friends In Faith Sunday school class. He dearly loved his family, friends, church family in Destin, sailing and Alabama football.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Miller Phillips; daughter, Susan Phillips; and grandsons, Matthew Albert Tucker and William Perry Singleton.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gail Golson Phillips; sons, Allen C. (DeeDee) Phillips of Destin, and  Jack Parmer (Kim) Golson  Jr. of Mathews; daughters, Lisa Golson (William) Singleton of Greenville; Carla Golson (Lee) St. Peter of Destin; and brother, Daniel A. (Diana) Phillips of Bourne, Mass.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Allen Miller (Laurie) Phillips, Ashley Phillips (Brendan) McMahon, Brittany Singleton (Phillip) Weaver, Jack Parmer Golson III, Abigail St. Peter; great-grandson, William Miller Phillips; numerous nieces, nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Columbarium Fund at Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL., 36532 or a charity of your choice.

Samuel Johns

Brewton

Samuel Johns, 86, passed away on Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, at his Brewton residence.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Watts, and Bro. Bob Eisenberg officiating.  Interment followed at Ridge Road Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Browder, Kevin Browder, Joey Shell, Ernie Jerkins, Bobby Maddox and Billy Murphy

He was a native and life long resident of the Brewton area.  He was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired as the assistant fire chief at N.A.S. Whiting Field.  He was a founding member of the Ridge Road Volunteer Fire Department, served on the board of the Ridge Road Water Authority, and worked as an associate funeral director at Craver’s Funeral Home for 10 years.

Active in the churches he served, he was a deacon for more than 40 years and a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of East Brewton.  He was a season ticket holder for his beloved Auburn University football team.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Johns.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Doris J. “Dot” Johns of Brewton; a son, Ronnie (Rita) Johns of Mississippi; a daughter-in-law, Debie Johns of Brewton; grandchildren, David Johns, Mandy Johns, and Keri (BJ) Reid; and great-grandchildren, Hunter Holliman, Violet Holliman, Carmen Reid, Jacob Reid and Sam Reid.

The family wishes to thank the nurses at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital; the staff at Comfort Care Hospice, and Dr. Scott Moore for the wonderful care Samuel Johns received.

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

Annie Mae Lewis

Brewton

Annie Mae Lewis, a native of Brewton, was born on May 5, 1925 to the union of Clarence and Hattie Stallworth Lewis.

After fulfilling her call on Earth, she entered into her home of rest on Nov. 14, 2016 in the peacefulness of her home surrounded by family and friends.

Service was held Sat., Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at Triumph The Church of God in Christ in Brewton with Minister Andrew Nearer and Pastor, Presider Donald Nearer officiating and Presley-Fluker Funeral Directors directing.

Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Brewton.

Her cherished memories will linger in the hearts and memory of daughters, Carolyn L. Evans and Frances M. Lewis; grandsons, Clifford and Clarence; adopted god-daughter, Mary E. Lee; eight great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Evonne L. Lester; loving cousins, Ella R. Young, Doris Crewell, Jimmye Miller, Annie L. Hardy, Shirley (Frank) Brown and Albert Lewis; special god-daughters; Ethel (Bernard) Folmar and Coreta Kimberly Redwine; god-sons, Mitchell (Patricia) Nye and John Davis Jr.; two nieces; five nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Tracie Giovanna Hardy

Brewton

Tracie Giovanna Hardy, of 126 Werlin Street in Brewton, passed away on Nov. 12, 2016.

Funeral services were held Fri., Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at New Beginnings Worship Center in Brewton with Bro. Bo Bell and Pastor Eric T. Andrews officiating and Presley-Fluker Funeral Directors directing.

Interment followed at Baptist Hill Cemetery in Brewton.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1962. She was the third child born to Deacon and Mrs. Robert Hardy. She attended T.R. Miller High School. Her junior year she competed and won first runner-up for Junior Miss and graduated with the class of 1980. After high school she continued her education and received a degree from the University of Alabama.

She worked in communications for 790 Zone Radio for more than 12 years. She enjoyed catering, and writing poems and songs. She was also involved in Relay for Life and Red Cross.

She is survived by her parents, Robert Stewart Hardy and Bertha Thomas Hardy; two brothers, Harold (Alice) Hardy and Robert Rodney Hardy; four nieces, Natasha (Rahsul) Freeman, KeAna (Brandon) Bradley, Rodae (Andy) Robinson and Tomeka Madison; one nephew, Harold Hardy II; four great nieces; five great nephews; a special cousin, Jackie “Auntie Jack” (Rufus) Thames; a special big sister, Kimii Lewis (Rufus) Felder; special cousins, Gwen Puryear and Thelma Long; big brothers, Scott Lewis and Johnny (Tiajuana) Jackson Jr.; her Atlanta family; and a host of other family and friends.