Obituaries for the week of Nov. 7, 2018
ALLIE FRANCES MCGRAW HARDY
Allie Frances McGraw Hardy was born at home to Sherman and Isabelle McGraw in Brewton on Oct. 23, 1932. She passed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, after a lengthy struggle with cancer.
Fran married and had three children, Sharon Pierce, Betty Harrell, and Samuel Hardy. Fran was a loving mother and grandmother who was loved dearly by her children, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
After she and David Hardy married, they moved to Lakeland, Fla. and established Hardy Industries on Rose Street. Fran worked for Hardy’s for over 60 years as the bookkeeper. Today, her son Samuel operates the business.
Fran loved church and the Lord. When the doors of the church opened, she was there. Music also was a huge part of her life. She loved playing the piano, organ and accordion at numerous churches through the years. The last church she attended was Eastside Assembly in Winter Haven, Fla.
One of Fran’s favorite events were her class reunions in Brewton. She dearly loved attending these reunions until she became too ill to travel and visit her dear friends.
Baseball was another love of Fran’s, and her favorite team was the Atlanta Braves. Her all-time favorite Brave was Dale Murphy until her grandson, Lucas Harrell, played for the Braves in 2016.
Fran loved and supported all of her grandchildren. After she and her granddaughter, Amanda Harrell, chased a live frog in the house one time, they began to share a love of collecting frog figurines. With Carmen, she would go on a trip and sing “Little Bunny Foo Foo.” She loved to attend Dru and John’s concerts and was proud that each of them played an instrument.
Complaining wasn’t part of Fran’s personality, she always had a smile, and a good attitude. Her strong and positive outlook helped anyone and everyone who was blessed to know her. She was strong in her faith and loved the Lord.
Fran had three sisters and one brother, Paul McGraw, who preceded her in death.
Visitation was be held on Monday, Nov. 5 from 10 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 12:00 P.M. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas White officiating. Interment followed in Buffington Cemetery in Castleberry with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.
MISS KELSIE TAYLOR PADGETT
Miss Kelsie Taylor Padgett age 17 of Brewton, Ala. passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 after extended illness. She was a native of Pensacola, Fla. and a life-long resident of Brewton. Miss Padgett was a member of the Catawba Springs Baptist Church. She attended Flomaton High School where she was a majorette and cheerleader. She enjoyed life and loved her family and friends.
Survivors include parents, Jeremy and Tracey Chavers Padgett of Brewton; two sisters Kaylee Padgett and Kensley Padgett of Brewton; maternal grandparents, Ed and Mary Chavers of Flomaton; paternal grandparents, Larry and June Padgett of Brewton; paternal great grandmother, Marie Haley of Arizona.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Catawba Springs Baptist Church in Brewton.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Catawba Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Interment will followed in Green Acres Cemetery Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.
In lieu of flowers donations were made to: Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders ATTN:
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, Al 35233
MRS. CANDI REGINA ODOM MCARTHUR
Mrs. Candi Regina Odom McArthur age 47 of Dixon Nursery Road, Brewton, Ala., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at her residence after a brief illness. She was a native of Pascagoula, Miss. and a life-long resident of Brewton. Mrs. Odom was of the Baptist faith, a graduate of W.S. Neal High School and was employed with Amanda’s Income Tax and Bookkeeping.
Survivors include her parents, Ricky and Amanda Odom of Brewton; one son, Joseph McArthur of Brewton; one brother, Richard Odom of Bay Minette; granddaughter, Zoey McArthur; niece, Jessica Hosford; and three great nieces.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct.30 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Interment followed in Travis Church Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.
MR. JORDAN MATTHEW COOPER
Mr. Jordan Matthew Cooper age 37 of Appleton Road, Brewton, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. He was a native of Mobile, Ala. and a life-long resident of Brewton. Mr. Cooper was a 1999 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, a graduate of Ed Reid Technical School with Industrial Electrician degree and was employed as a sampler with the Escambia Peanut Company. He was an svid Auburn fan.
Survivors include parents,Keith and Susan McKinley Cooper of Brewton; one daughter, Maddison Cooper of Crestview, Fla.; one brother, Jared (Cassy) Cooper of Mobile; three sisters, Brandi (John) West of New Braunfels, Texas, Megan (Corey) Pavelka of Abilene, Texas, Caitlyn (Marshall) Bracken of Brewton; nephew, Cooper Pavelka; girlfriend, Kim Thompson and her children, Triton, Jordan, Austin Majors.
(2) Nieces- Kinsley Pavelka, Adalyn Belle West.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Selle; maternal grandparents, George and Earline McKinley; paternal grandfather, Dewey Cooper.
Visitation were held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Russ McDonald officiating. Interment followed at Union Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.