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Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, edition

Gloria Mae Vaughn

Century, Fla.

Gloria Mae Vaughn, 92, of Century, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children in her home on Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be in Hernando at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home, today, Feb. 1. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. with the service at 1 p.m.

Graveside services will be at the Boggan/Vaughn Family Cemetery in Lewisburg, Miss. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Eric Bryan of Century.

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Pallbearers will be her sons, Paul Vaughn, Pete Vaughn, Philip Vaughn and Patrick Vaughn; son-in-law Gary Johnson; and great grandsons, Austin Dixon, Dylan Dixon, and Gunnar Carter. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Mathis, Lee Carter, Jeff Gant, John Nix and Bob Byars.

She was born in Tunica, Miss., on Aug. 4, 1924, to Lester Clinton and Vera Nix. She was a graduate of Horn Lake High School in Horn Lake, Miss.

She married Eugene Vaughn on Nov. 30, 1944, in Hernando, Miss. During their marriage of 46 years, they had 10 children. 

She was a homemaker all her life, and was proud of her children and grandchildren. She resided in the Byrneville, Fla., area, where she was a member of Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Wesley (Jean) Nix and Lester Clinton(LC) Nix Jr.; five sisters, Kizzie (Guy) McAlister, Beatrice (Robert) Byars, Ida Lee Nix, Cerice Nix, and Joy Nix; her loving husband, Eugene Vaughn; and two daughters, Pamela Joy Vaughn and Peggy Sue Vaughn Morgan.

She is survived by eight children; Pat Owens of Madison, Miss.; Paul (Diane) Vaughn of Evergreen; Penny Carter of Brewton; Pete (Nancy) Vaughn of Saraland; Philip Vaughn and Polly (Gary) Johnson, both of Century, Florida; Patrick (Lisa) Vaughn of Jay, Fla.; and Phyllis (Jimmy) Mathis of Century, Fla.

She has 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and one on the way; one sister-in-law, Ann Nix of Sanford, Fla.; one very special niece, Wanda Colyer of Olive Branch, Miss.; and many other nieces and nephews.

In leau of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to her church, Beulah Chapel, 2311 Hwy. 4A, Century, FL,  32535.

Nellie Faye Scroggins Presley

Brewton

Nellie Faye Scroggins Presley, 73, of Huss Lane in Brewton, passed away Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Fri., Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. David Harrison officiating. Interment followed in Odom Cemetery in Brewton, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native and life long resident of Brewton. She was of the Holiness faith. She attended the W.S. Neal school system, She was a homemaker and loved gardening.

She is survived by three sons, Ronnie Scroggins of Texas, Neal Kiser of Mississippi, and Jeff Kiser of Century, Fla.; three daughters, Brenda Pittman, Barbara Asselin and Corina Diamond, all of Brewton; brother, Robert Scroggins of Brewton; sister, Elizabeth Pittman of Munson, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

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

Lewis Lavon Bradley

Flomaton

Lewis “Buddy” Lavon Bradley,76, of Wolf Log Road in Flomaton, passed away Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, in a local nursing facility after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Sun., Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Kelly officiating. Interment followed in Mancil Cemetery in Dixie, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Dixie. He attended Pleasant Home Baptist Church and the W.S. Neal school system. He was a former member of the Brooklyn Masonic Lodge.

He served as a Brewton police officer for 10 years, and was a retired truck driver from T.R. Miller Mill Company with 20 years of service.

He is survived by a son, Lavon (Angela) Bradley of Flomaton; daughter, Donna (Donnie) Moye of Rock Creek; brother, Robert Bradley of Dixie; two sisters, Carolyn Bradley of Jay, Fla., and Margaret Ashworth of Berrydale, Fla.; four grandchildren; Nikki Flowers, Ashley Bradley, Jonathon Qualls and Whitney Qualls; and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his infant brother; two brothers, J.D. Bradley and W.D. Bradley; and two sisters, JoAnn Ballweber and Glenda “Nancy” Wooley.

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

Wanda Lee Jordan

Brooklyn community

Wanda Lee Jordan, 53, of County Road 73 of the Brooklyn Community Conecuh County, passed away Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017, at her residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Sat., Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Greer officiating.

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

She was a native and life long resident of Brewton. She was of the Baptist faith, a 1981 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, and a former employee of Sheltex and Brewton Fashions.

She is survived by her mother, Carolyn (Ron) Taylor of Brewton; brother, Curtis Jordan of Brewton; sister, Tara (Brian) Grantham of Brewton; three nieces; one nephew; and one great nephew.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Edward “Buddy” Jordan; husband, William Cobb; and son, Michah Jordan.

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

Ronald Lee Sowell

Brewton

Ronald Lee “Ron” Sowell, 62, of McLellan Street in Brewton, passed away Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness.

Graveside funeral services were held on Fri., Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. J. Heath Wilson officiating.

He was born in Bartow, Fla., and had been a resident of the Brewton area since 1968, coming from Jay, Fla.. He was a member of the T.R. Miller High School Class of 1972, and was a driver with AAA Cooper Transportation.

He was an avid Alabama fan; and was a member of the N.R.A.. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Grady Sowell.

He is survived by his mother, Opal Sowell of Alexander City; one son, Landon Sowell of Statesboro, Ga.; one brother, Rick (Pam) Sowell of Pace, Fla.; one sister, Rhonda (Hal) Beckham of Alexander City; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Madie Irene Janes

Conecuh County

Madie Irene Janes, 84, passed away Fri., Jan.27, 2017, in the Evergreen Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 29, from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilbur Graves and the Rev. Jeff Harris officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Holiness Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tommy Macks, Wesley Scarborough, Jackie Haas, Jeremy Hall, Brent Madden, Levi Glass and Isaac Smith.

She was a native and life-long resident of Conecuh County, and retired as a machine operator at Judy Bond. She attended Oak Grove Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Graham Janes.

She is survived by four daughters, Catherine Stacey of Century, Fla., Janice Grissett of Castleberry, Wanda Carroll of Locust Fork, and Melissa Burgess of Brewton; two sisters, Myrtlene Trawick of Brewton, and Doris Odom of Jay; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

The Rev. Floyd Bryars Dyal

East Brewton

The Rev. Floyd Bryars Dyal, 76, of East Brewton, passed away Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, in a Pensacola, Fla. hospital after a long-term battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 1, from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Newton, and the Rev. Frank Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Springhill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Craver’s Funeral Home today, from noon until service time at 1 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Patterson, Brock Patterson, Ryan Dyal, James Dyal, Ryan Parr, Doug Finlay, John Robert Fountain and Tommy Wilkerson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Ray Patterson.

He was born in Lottie, and was raised in the vicinity of Monroeville. He graduated high school in Frisco City, and worked at Vanity Fair in Monroeville until joining the ministry in 1967. During his 50 years of faithful service, he preached the gospel of God in 21 different churches.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don Carlos and Mary Ruth Dyal; and grandson, Noah Patterson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Ethel Dyal of East Brewton; three children, Tony (Bonnie) Dyal of Villages, Fla., Don Dyal of Chesapeake, Va., and Tammy (Ray) Patterson of East Brewton; two brothers, Don E (Merle) Dyal, and Jimmy (Margie) Dyal; one sister, Patricia (Jim) Cosper; and five grandchildren, Tina Raines, Ryan Dyal, Brandon, Brock and Bronwyn Patterson.

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

Etta Augusta Evans Johnson

Brewton

Etta Augusta Evans Johnson, 85, of Hwy. 29 in Brewton, passed away Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, in a local hospital after a brief illness.

There are no funeral services scheduled on her behalf.

She was a native and life long resident of Brewton. She attended the East Brewton Community of Christ Church and was a 1949 graduate of T.R. Miller High School. She was retired from D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital with 25 years of service, and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her two sons, Dennis (JoAnn) Harold of Brewton, and Ron (Mary) Harold of Huntsville; brother, Donnie Evans of Brewton; four sisters, Vi Stancil of Tony, Audrey Minor of Huntsville; Yvonne Harrell of Pace, Fla., and Gail Burch of Brewton; three grandchildren, Daniel (Jennifer Powell) of Brewton, and Melissa Templeton and Jennifer Martin, both of Huntsville; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Effie Hammac Evans; husband, James H. Johnson; brothers, George Buddy Evans and Columbus Evans; and sisters, Lottie Perkins and Doris Lackey.