Obituaries for Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, edition

Published 4:36 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gladden Summerlin


Gladden Summerlin, 64, a native of Flomaton, and resident of Cut Off, La., passed away on Wed., Jan. 4, 2017.

Funeral services were held at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the burial  following in St. Joseph Cemetery.



He is survived by his wife, Brunelle “Nina” D. Summerlin; sons, Gladden E. (Dawn) Summerlin, Chris (Alicia) Summerlin; daughters, Lily Twilight (Pat) Carden, Gabriela Marie Summerlin; step daughters, Tammy Lynn (Scottie) Breaux, Pammy DeMolle; brother, James (Sue) Summerlin; sisters, Annette (Robert) McGee and Jeanice (Boogie) Boutwell; nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ruthie Mae Summerlin; and brothers, Glendal Summerlin and J.C. Summerlin.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

David Crockett Jones


David Crockett Jones, III, 61, passed away on Sun., Dec.  25, 2016, in a Pensacola healthcare facility.

A memorial service is scheduled for him on Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Flomaton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kathleen McKinley officiating and Flomaton Funeral Home Directing.

He was born in Century and spent his lifetime there. During his working years, he worked as a safety inspector in the oil industry and was employed with Charco in Flomaton.  He was a member of Flomaton United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, David C. Jones, Jr. and Lova Berg Jones; and his sister, Pattie Jones.

He is survived by his sister, Pamela (Sandy) Hindman of Monroeville; nephew, Nicholas Hindman of Greenville; nieces, Megan (Chris) Ross and Courtney Hindman, both of Opelika; cousins, Buddy (Linda) Steele, David (Tina) Steele, Madison (Donna) Steele, Amanda (Shane) Hall, Thomas, Logan and Abigail Steele, all of Stockton; and numerous other cousins, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Flomaton United Methodist Church.

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George Mason Murphy


George Mason Murphy, 87, a resident of Valley, passed away Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, at LaGrange Hospice in LaGrange, Ga. 

Graveside services were held on Sat., January 7, at noon from the Elim Baptist Church Cemetery, County Road 4 in Brewton, with the Rev. Ron Headley officiating. 

Survivors include his son, Eugene “Sonny” Murphy (Judi) of Valley; daughter-in-law, Jane Murphy Kite; step-children, Bob Jones (Meg), and Jo Barton (George); brother, Joe Murphy of Ardmore, Okla.; grandchildren, Mason Murphy (Misti), Brian Murphy, Dustin Murphy, Claire Vansant, Alex Jones (Leigh Ann), Jenny Barton, Parker Barton; several great-grandchildren; one sister; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sims and Alice Barnes Murphy; wife, Ouida Parker Murphy; son, Phillip L. Murphy; and brothers, Leon and Frank Murphy.

He was born in Brewton on Jan. 22, 1929.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Korea. He was a graduate of Sam Houston State in Texas and Auburn University. 

He taught school before becoming Superintendent of Transportation for the Chamber County Board of Education and was a member of Canoe Baptist Church in Atmore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley Directing,

Wallace Nix Jr.


Wallace Nix, Jr., 74, passed away Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, in a local health care facility.

Graveside were held on Thurs., Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at Weaver Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Cosey officiating and Craver’s Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Brewton.  He worked on pipelines in the construction industry, and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by a sister, Patricia (Patrick) Chance of Alexander City; nieces and nephews, Sherry, Amy, Chris and Jeremy; and a friend, Vickie Wright of Brewton.

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Barbara Anne Dean

Century, Fla.

Barbara Anne Dean, 75, of Century, passed away on Thurs., Jan. 5, 2017, in Jay Hospital in Jay, Fla.

Graveside services were held on Mon., Jan. 9, at Byrneville United Methodist Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.

She was born in Flomaton, but spent her lifetime in the Century community where she worked for the Escambia County Florida School System as a bookkeeper.  She was a member of the Pensacola Genealogy Society, of the Methodist faith and attended Byrneville United Methodist Church and Byrneville Mennonite Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jehu Erston Dean and Ruth Harris Dean.

She is survived by her brother, John (Lady) Dean of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Sandra Wiggin of Tallahassee, Fla.; nephews, Chris (Amanda) Wiggin and Jared Wilson, both of Pensacola; great-nephew, Garrett Wiggin of Pensacola; great-niece, Lynnea Wiggin of Pensacola; and numerous friends.

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James Rowland Evans


James Rowland Evans, 62, of Wildfork Road, died Thurs., Dec. 22, 2016,

at his residence after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held Sat., Jan. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Williams

Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held Sat., Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at Williams

Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

He was a native of Pennsylvania and a long time resident of Brewton.

He was of the Christian faith, attended W.S. Neal School System, was a

member of the Masonic Norris Lodge No. 401 and was a retired truck driver

from the City of East Brewton.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Donna Evans of Brewton; a son,

James R. Evans of Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Alice Kinney of

Brewton, Debra Lund of California and Kelly Coleman of Milton, Fla.; a step-son, Brandon Jones of Brewton; four step-daughters, Monica James, Ashley Byrd and Julia Coleman, all of East Brewton, and Samantha Jones of Andalusia; a sister, Debra Knox of East Brewton; and a number of grandchildren.