Obituaries for Dec. 6, 2017 edition

Published 10:25 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Eula Mae Bradley Powell


Eula Mae Bradley Powell, 105, passed away on Fri., Nov. 17, 2017.

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She was a resident of Brewton. She accepted Christ early in her life and united with Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful member. She attended Southern Normal School.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Will Harris Coleman; one son, Willie Coleman; one grandson, Marcus Coleman; and her second husband, Rube Powell.

Her survivors are one son, Walter (Misty) Coleman; one daughter, Helen Coleman Barton, both of Brewton; two grandchildren, Candance Coleman of Atlanta and Derrick Jones of Mobile; seven great-grandchildren, a host of cousins, relatives and friends; and her extended family, the Rube Powell family and the Baptist Hill Church family.

Jeremy Lamar Knight


Jeremy Lamar Knight, 29, of Brewton passed away on Nov. 21, 2017.

He was born on June 29, 1988, to the late Joette Night and Elcano Ellis in Pensacola. Aiding in his upbringing was his aunt, the late Dorothy Ann Davis.

He attended T.R. Miller High School. After high school, he attended Jefferson Davis Community College and later had gainful employment with Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. He worked at Holman for six years, after which he gained employment with Weyerhaeuser Company in Castleberry.

His smile was contagious, and his love for his son was evident. He enjoyed basketball, music and was a diehard Alabama Crimson Tide fan.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Joette Knight; his aunt, Dorothy Ann Davis; grandfather, Charles Knight; uncle, Charles Knight Jr.; and aunt, Mattie L. Crook.

His survivors are his son Lamar Knight; wife, Dashonda Moniek Stallworth, both of Brewton; sister, Charletha Shonell Ikner; brother, Charles Donell Ikner; father, Elcano Ellis; step-son, Sedrick Rudolph Jr.; uncles, Milton Knight, Ronnie Knight, Herbert Woods Jr., Anthony Woods and Marcus Woods, all of Brewton; aunt, Genevolyn Crawford of Montgomery; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Annie Lee


Annie Lee of Brewton, passed away on Thurs., Nov. 23, 2017, at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton.

She was born to the late Cebia and Lucy Brantley in Conecuh County on Sept. 2, 1902. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Second St. John Baptist Church in Brewton.

Later in life, she moved to Brewton where she met and married the late Orlando Pittman where five children were born: Catherine, Lee, James, Maxine and Flora.

She was a homemaker, a devoted, loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She raised many of her grandchildren and cared for her siblings and children until their deaths.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Flora Lee Pittman; son, James Pittman; granddaughter, Letha Hall; siblings, Roosevelt Brantley, Nancy Brantley, Elther Brantley, William Brantley, Robert Brantley and March Brantley.

She is survived by her children, Catherine Yawn of Sarasota, Fla., Lee Etta Reeves and Maxine Pittman, both of Brewton; one brother, Bishop Joe Nathan Brantley (Lealer) of Evergreen; grandchildren, Adam Hall of Bradenton Fla., Derrick Hall of Tampa, Fla., Elliot (Kimmie) Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., Tommy Hall of Venice, Fla., Arthur (Jean) Bailey of Brewton, Sharon Benjamin, Gary (Loretta) Matthews of Brewton, Alphonso (Barbara) Lowe of Bay Minette, Willie Pittman and Kenny Pittman of Houston, Henry (Dora) Nettles and Terese Pittman, both of Brewton; a loyal and loving friend, Juanita Cox, who was always there; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lewis Thomas Holmes

East Brewton

Lewis Thomas Holmes, 72, of East Brewton, passed away Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was a native of Mobile and a life-long resident of East Brewton. He was a member of the Ridge Road Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a former self employed yard man.

His survivors are one brother, Willie Joe Holmes of Brewton; four sisters, JoAnn Pettis of Prichard, Ruby Mae Taylor of Tibbie, Judy Owens of East Brewton, and Ruth Nichols of East Brewton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Madaline White Holmes, and his brother, Russell Holmes.

Graveside services were held Thurs., Nov. 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Fort Crawford Cemetery with Rev. Larry Watts officiating.

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Mark Travis Hooks


Mark Travis Hooks, 43, of Castleberry, passed away Sat., Dec. 2, 2017.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017 at Appleton Assembly of God Church with Pastor Russ McDonald officiating. Interment will follow in the Range Cemetery with Cope-Keahey funeral home of Evergreen directing. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Appleton Assembly of God Church.

His survivors include his wife of 22 years, Beverly Hooks of Castleberry; son, Mark Austin Hooks; daughter, Amber Elaine Hooks; mother, Joyce Hooks, all of Castleberry; brother, Eugene (Kim) Hooks of Brewton; two sisters, Faye (Toby) Gagliano of Flomaton and Debra Hooks of Louisiana; father and mother in law, Bobby and Elaine Crosby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Hooks of Castleberry.

He was an avid Alabama fan. He loved hunting and fishing in many places in Escambia and Conecuh co. He worked with the CSX Railroad Company for seven years.

Capt. Phillip James



Captain Philip James Nordmeyer, U.S. Navy veteran, 88, passed away on Sun., Dec. 3, 2017.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church with Father Pat Madden, the Rev. John Finklea, and Dr. Robert DeFrancisco officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will follow in Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at St. Maurice Catholic Church tonight from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

He was born in Glasgow, Mo., and had been a resident of the Brewton area since 1958.  He retired from the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the aircraft carrier, Franklin D. Roosevelt as a navigator and pilot.  He was also a flight instructor at N.A.S. Whiting Field. He owned and operated Jernigan Nordmeyer for a number of years.

An active member of the community, Jim was a member of the Brewton Rotary Club, served as past president of Exchange Student; a founding member of First Progressive Bank, where he served on the board of directors; president of Brewton Industrial Board; president of the Airport Committee; member of the American Legion; and a member of the Naval Aviation Museum. At the time of his death he was the longest active member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, where he served as past-president of the Parish Council. He was an avid golfer, gunsmith, and golfsmith. His squadron, VR-54, won the Noel Davis Trophy.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Conville Nordmeyer; one son, Fred (Lisa) Nordmeyer; two daughters, Paula Henderson of Brewton and Margo (Buck) Adams, all of Brewton; one sister, Carol (Dean) McManus of Jackson, Mi.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, and mother of his children, Margaret Jernigan Nordmeyer; a brother, Charles Nordmeyer; sister-in-law,  Leona Nordmeyer; a sister, Martha Perrey; a brother-in-law, Joseph Perrey; and a grandson, Alex Adams.

Pallbearers are Bill Henderson, Jonathan Barlow, Philip Nordmeyer, Will Adams, Joe McManus and Frank Nalty.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert Hardy, and Dave Avant, Joe Von Bodungen, Randy Dewberry, Johnny Graddy, Steve Carpenter, George Painter, Chuck Everage, Julian Katz, Joel Barlow, Brooks Barlow, Barney Dale Yoder, Wilburn Perry, Allen “Sharkey” Pate and Board Members and Staff at First Progressive Bank.

Flowers are being accepted, or donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Please share your memories and condolences with the family at

Craver’s Funeral Home directing.