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Dothan Eagle: Obituaries

Obituaries

 
Graham, Mary Blankenship

Mary Blankenship Graham, 86, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Mary was born in Lowndes County, MS to the late Hardin and Clara Smith Blankenship. She is survived by her children, Wayne Graham and wife, Deborah, of Clayton, NC, Elizabeth Sullivan and husband, Wayne, of High Springs FL, and Patricia Herring and husband, Danny, of Samson, AL; sisters, Betty Jean Williams, of Jackson, MS and Bessie Mae Mitchell and husband, James, of Nashville, TN; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, and a nephew. Arrangements by McLaurin Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Ham, Sandra Ellen Rase

Sandra Ellen Rase Ham of Eufaula passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 20, 2016. She was 55. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016 at Big Creek United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016, one hour prior to the service. At other times the family will be receiving friends at the home of Wayne and Cathy Rase, 140 Stanford Drive, Eufaula, AL. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Kennedy, Joseph Daniel

Joseph Daniel Kennedy ("Dan"), 68, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on May 18, 2016. Dan was born April 16, 1948 to the late Paul E. Kennedy and Grace S. Kennedy. He was a 1966 graduate of Carroll High School in Ozark. He is survived by his son Joseph Daniel Kennedy II (Alexis); brothers, Charles Kennedy (Joan), Walter Kennedy, and Fred Biddy (Deborah). Several nieces and nephews survive as well. He was preceded in death by his brother Paul "Butch" Kennedy. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to Ability 1st, 1823 Buford Court, Tallahassee, FL 32308. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Holman Funeral Home, located at 995 South Union Avenue in Ozark, Alabama. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Todd Wahlquist with Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. 850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Knowles, Phillip M.

Phillip M. Knowles, a resident of Eufaula, died late Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2016, in Westside Terrace in Dothan. He was 62. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Hugh D. Kirkland, Jr. and Reverend Phil Craddock officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, between Headland and Dothan. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the mortuary in Headland. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Westside Terrace "Activities Fund", 501 N. Woodburn Drive, Dothan, AL 36303. Phillip Knowles was born and reared in Headland and was a 1972 graduate of Headland High School. He also attended Wallace Community College Sparks Campus in Eufaula. Phillip was self-employed as the co-owner and operator of White Oak Market, White Oak Community, Eufaula. In earlier years, he was engaged in farming including Knowles Farm Peanuts in Headland. Phillip was preceded in death by his father, Bobby F. Knowles. Surviving relatives include his daughters, Ashley Knowles Parker, Headland and Kara Knowles Etheredge (Andrew), Ashford; his mother, Nelle Boone Knowles, Eufaula; two brothers, Frank B. (Booney) Knowles (Sandra), Milton, FL and Tommy Knowles (Lesa), Headland; a grandson on the way, Drew Etheredge. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations 334-693-3371, www.holmanmortuaries.com is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Meadows, Claudia Williams

Mrs. Claudia Williams Meadows, age 67, of Ashford, Alabama passed away at home after an extended illness. Visitation will be held from 5 PM until 7 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Ward Wilson Funeral Home in Dothan. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with Reverend Brad Sasser officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. Serving as active pall bearers will be Sammy Williams, Andy Williams, Marc Vaughn, Claude Greiner, Mike Haisten, and Greg Rogero. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Houston County 4H and funds will be utilized in memory of Claudia Meadows. Mrs. Meadows is preceded in death by Mr. and Mrs. Claude Williams, Jr. of Columbia, AL, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Williams, Sr. of Columbia, AL, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm W. Hall of Ashford, AL, Mr. Thomas E. Greiner of Dothan, AL, and Mrs. Bethany H. Tatum of Dothan, AL. She is survived by her two children, Robert "Robin" Kipling Meadows of Ashford and Tiffany Claudia Meadows Williams and husband Greg of New Brockton; two sisters, Jean Williams Greiner of Dothan and Amanda Williams Haisten of Dothan; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many cousins, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Meadows was raised in Columbia, Alabama. She lived most of her life in Ashford. She was a graduate of Houston County High School. She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Education with a minor in Home Economics and she received a Masters Degree in Counseling from Auburn University in Montgomery. Mrs. Meadows was a devoted mother, sister, and friend. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ashford and an active member of the Ashford community. She served as a Houston County Extension Agent, providing diverse programs significantly benefitting the community and had an unwavering commitment to the 4H youth of Houston County for 33 years. Mrs. Meadows was a friend to many and a dedicated mentor to her 4H'ers. She contributed to and impacted all who crossed her path. She will never be forgotten and she will forever be remembered by all as the "4H Lady"! The family would like to recognize and thank all of the Gentiva Hospice staff and nurses as well as her dedicated and loving caregivers. These special individuals are Ashley Frazier, Ann Ashley, Mary Goldsmith, Karen Cummings, Wyshonne Cummings, Amber Calloway, LaShonda Newman and Lisa Smith. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Ham, Sandra Ellen Rase

Sandra Ellen Rase Ham of Eufaula passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 20, 2016. She was 55. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Wayne and Cathy Rase, 140 Stanford Drive, Eufaula, AL. Sandra was born May 25, 1960 in Camden NJ. She lived in Eufaula and worked at Walmart. She is preceded in death by her father Frances A. Rase and former husband Ricky L Ham. Survivors include sons, Jerrod A. Ham, Brandon M. Ham (Jessica); daughter Misty LeAnn Ham; grandson Zane Ham, all of Abbeville; mother and step-father Helen Virginia Hammond (Donald E.) of Eufaula; brothers, Wayne S Rase (Cathy) of Eufaula, Kenneth J. Rase (Phylis) of Eclectic, AL; 2 nephews Timothy W. Rase (Shannon), Anthony S. Rase (Kelly); 2 great-nieces Corrie L. Parker and Lauren N. Rase all of Rehobeth; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Service and visitation times will be announced at a later date. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Hughes, Ann Nichols

Ann Nichols Hughes, 85, of Dothan, died Saturday morning, May 21, 2016 at Flowers Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephanie Cox officiating and Byrd Funeral Home directing. A private burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45 a.m. on Tuesday prior to service time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Greystone United Methodist Church, 'Building Fund', 4401 Fortner St., Dothan, AL, 36305. Mrs. Hughes was born April 13, 1931 in Dekalb County, AL and lived the early years of her life there. She was a graduate of Jacksonville State Teachers College with a BS in Home Economics Education. She taught in Vincent, Elba and Samson before coming to Dothan where she retired after a 30 year teaching career. Mrs. Hughes enjoyed arts and crafts and gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Greystone United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hughes is predeceased by her parents, Lee and Ernestine Nichols, a sister, Virginia Combs, and her husband, Hubert G. Hughes. Survivors include three sons, Gary Hughes (Lori) of Dothan, Bill Hughes (Kelly) of Stuart, FL and Glen Hughes of Dothan; a daughter, Lawanna Dykes of Dothan; grandchildren, Chad (Lindsey) Dykes, Stacie Dykes, Britton (Lindsey) Hughes, Evan Hughes, Matthew (Brittaney) Hughes, Heather (Cody) Hurst, Sarah (Kenton) Jones, Brynn Whatley and Kadin Whatley; eight great-grandchildren, Carson Dykes, Cole Dykes, Haylee Hughes, Charlee Hughes, Trent Jones, Rosie Hughes, Raygan Hughes and Daven Hughes. Grandchildren will serve as pall bearers. Byrd Funeral Home on West Main Street 334-793-3003 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.byrdfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Caldwell, Bobby F.

Bobby F. Caldwell of New Brockton, AL, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Elba Nursing Home. He was 85 Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at College Avenue Church of Christ with Minister Keith Ellis and Rev. Buddy Hood officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Camp Wiregrass, PO Box 311072, Enterprise, AL 36331. Mr. Caldwell was preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Rachel Caldwell; two sisters, Rebecca Stewart and Donna Sue Ray; a brother, Billy Jean Caldwell. Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Martin Caldwell, New Brockton, AL; 2 daughters, Lynn Evans (Jason), Enterprise, AL, Rhonda Caldwell, Enterprise, AL; 3 grandchildren, Beth Bacon (Gerald), Jacksonville, FL, Lauren Fine, Birmingham, AL and Jennifer Fine, Birmingham, AL; 3 great-grandchildren, Kaleb Whiting, Bryce Chang, Sawyer Chang, all of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Freda Frazor (Jamie), Hendersonville, TN; 2 brothers, Jimmy Caldwell (Faye) and Joe Caldwell (Ruth), all of Gallatin, TN. Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory 334-393-2273, is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to the family at www.searcyfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Culpepper, Mary A.

Mary A. (Tiny) Smith Culpepper, loving wife, mother and grandmother, a resident of Eufaula, died Saturday morning, May 21, 2016, in Noland Hospital, in Dothan. She was 84. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in the Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, between Abbeville and Eufaula, with Reverend Ralph Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday at the mortuary in Abbeville. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Dolly Vickers, 204 Dothan Road, Abbeville, AL 36310. Mrs. Culpepper was born and reared in Barbour County, daughter of the late Jesse William (Dock) Smith and Mary Elizabeth Corbitt Smith. She lived in Eufaula most of her adult lifetime where she was formerly employed by State Farm Insurance and Big Dollar. Mrs. Culpepper was a member of the Pilgrim's Rest Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sara Missildine and Lillie Gilmore, and two brothers, Sheriff Robert Smith and L.A. Smith. Surviving relatives include her husband of sixty-seven years, Reverend Clarence L. Culpepper, a daughter, Dianne Poole (Roy), Dothan; four grandchildren, Charity Benefield (J.P. Taylor), Chrisalyn Brown (Ronald), Heather Purswell (Larry), and Brent Poole (Amanda Bedsole): eight great-grandchildren, Zachary Benefield, Shelby Anderson, Keaton Sasser, Kailee Anderson, Andrew Benefield, McKenzie Sasser, Joely Purswell and Hayden Purswell; two sisters, Myrtice Graham (Ray), Prattville; and Marjorie Mock (Billy), Eufaula; and a sister-in-law, Maggie Smith Crisco. Serving as active pall bearers will be Brent Poole, Zachary Benefield, Andrew Benefield, Keaton Sasser, Ronald Brown, J.P. Taylor and Larry Purswell. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary & Cremations 334-585-5261, www.holmanmortuaries.com is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Hirsch, Dan

CW3 (RET) Dan Hirsch, age 59, of Enterprise, AL, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Enterprise. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M., Monday, May 23, 2016 at Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory Enterprise Chapel with a Protestant Chaplain officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 3338-L Country Club Road, PMB 305, Valdosta, GA 31605. Survivors include his fianc‚, Jackie Soffe, Enterprise; her two daughters, Alexa Mellman (Aaron) Atlanta, GA; Emilie Soffe, Brooklyn, NY; two grandchildren, Liam and Gabriel Mellman, Atlanta, GA; his mother, Marthe Hirsch, Daleville, AL; sister, Tanya Amirault (Brian) Wasilla, AK; brothers, Johnny Hirsch, Daleville, AL; Michael Hirsch (Kimberly) Ozark, AL; Patrick Hirsch (Kristina) Locust Grove, GA; Scotty Hirsch (Patricia) Panama City, FL: numerous nieces and nephews; his special dog, Scruffy. Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory 334-393-2273, is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to the family at www.searcyfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Ross, Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson Ross of Odenville, Alabama, formally of Hartford, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 20, 2016. He was 76. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, May 23, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Hartford, Alabama with Dr. Max McKinney officiating. Interment will follow at Hartford City Cemetery with Jimmy Bottoms of Bottoms Garden Chapel directing. The family will receive friends at the church at 1 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Ross requested donations be made to the Youth Department of First United Methodist Church of Hartford. Mr. Ross was a 1958 graduate of Geneva County High School in Hartford. While in school, he was named the basketball team's most valuable player in the district tournament and garnered All-State honors as well. He signed a basketball scholarship with Auburn University and earned three varsity letters. He was a member of the 1960 SEC Championship team. He was elected captain of the 1962 team. He coached the 1963 AU freshman team. He coached at the high school level and taught math for five years before entering the private sector. Interested in the food industry, Mr. Ross operated several restaurants before moving to the Birmingham area where he was affiliated with the Birmingham Racing Association for the past 20 years. Mr. Ross was inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coley and Helen Ross and his sister, Florre Jo Ross. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Ross, Odenville; two daughters, Dianne (Scott) Burch, Fairhope and Vivian Kay Ross, Douglasville, GA; four grandchildren, Kali Martin, Philip Martin, Austin Burch, and Katie Burch; one brother Gilbert (Virginia) Ross, Dothan; Rebecca's extended family; and several nieces and nephews. Bottoms-Garden Chapel of Hartford 334-588-3250 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Burkett, Joyce Hembree

Joyce Hembree Burkett, a resident of the Edwin Community in Henry County, died Friday morning, May 20, 2016, in the Noland Hospital in Dothan. She was 69. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. Monday, May 23, 2016, in the Lakeside Christian Fellowship with Reverend Mickey Skinner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. Sunday at the mortuary in Abbeville. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contribution may be made to the Lakeside Christian Fellowship "Benevolence Fund", P.O. Box 218, Abbeville, AL 36310. Mrs. Burkett was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and was reared in Lucedale, Mississippi, daughter of the late James Ervin Hembree, Sr. and Juanita Louise Lucas Hembree. She moved to the Edwin Community in 1991. Mrs. Burkett was retired from the Abbeville Elementary School in the lunch room. In earlier years, she was employed by WestPoint Stevens. Mrs. Burkett was a member of the Lakeside Christian Fellowship. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Darrell Burkett, a daughter, Amy Burkett, a son-in-law, Orville Harrison, and a brother, Jimbo Hembree. Surviving relatives include a daughter, Lisa Harrison, Abbeville; three sons, Mike McLeod (Cathy), Headland; Andy McLeod (Terressa), Newton; and Phillip Burkett (Brandy), Skipperville; eleven grandchildren, Grayson, Anthony, Jeremy, J. J., Mason, Jacob, Jarrett, Travis, Macey, Brianna and Dalton; one great-grandson, Brayden; five sisters, Janice Brooks (Carl), Columbia; Joan Kyle (Ronnie), Axis, AL; JoAnn Dobson, Agricola, MS; Judy Entrekin, Ocala, FL; and Janie Smith, Sneads, FL; three brothers, Wayne Hembree (Lois), Lucedale, MS; Jerry Hembree (Gloria), Citronelle, AL; and Jeff Hembree (Sandra), Edwin Community. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary and Cremations, 334-585-5261, www.holmanmortuaries.com is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Landry, Jr., Donald A.

Donald A. Landry, Jr., a resident of Kinsey, died Thursday night, May 19, 2016, at his home. He was 57. Celebration of Life Services will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the Kinsey Senior Center with eulogies given by friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kinsey Senior Center, c/o Kinsey Town Hall, 6947 Walden Drive, Kinsey, AL 36303. Mr. Landry was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was reared in Kansas City, Missouri, son of the late Donald A. Landry, Sr. and Margaret Alexander Landry. He formerly lived in Independence, Missouri, Lake City, Florida and Ozark, Alabama before moving to Kinsey, Alabama in 2008. Mr. Landry was retired, due disability, as a printer. Donald had a love for life and his family. He was an avid gamer, with a fondness for war and computer games. Donald loved learning about all phases of history, particularly the World War II era. Surviving relatives include his wife, Denice Ann Gilson Landry; a daughter, Lisa Landry (Christian), both of Kinsey; a granddaughter, Joslynn Landry; a sister, Romona Linsley (Thomas), Ozark; two brothers, Mike Landry (Cheryl), Sand Point, Idaho; and Mark Landry, Independence, Missouri. Holman-Headland Mortuary and Cremations, 334-693-3371, www.holmanmortuaries.com, is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Moore, Lydia Miller

Mrs. Lydia Miller Moore, a resident of Pinckard, AL, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was 78. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Pinckard Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Pinckard Memorial Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. until service time. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Pinckard Baptist Church in Memory of Lydia Moore. Mrs. Moore was born in Clopton, AL July 28, 1937 to the late James Ira Miller and Anna Snell Miller. She spent her early years growing up in Columbus, Georgia and later returned to Dale County. She was a graduate of Carroll High School. She was a longtime resident of Pinckard, AL and a faithful member of the Pinckard Baptist Church. She retired from Ford Motor Credit. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Eric Moore. Surviving family include her husband, James Moore and a son, Mark Anthony Moore, both of Pinckard. Grandchildren Justin Moore, Megan Moore and Hannah Moore. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark 334-774-4551 is in charge of arrangements.Condolences may be offered at www.fuquabankston.com. Sign the guest book at www.do thaneagle.com.

Sauls, Jerry Young

Jerry Young Sauls, a former resident of Columbus, Georgia, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in The Roosevelt Place, Warm Springs, Georgia. He was 80. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. (C.D.T.) Sunday, May 22, 2016, in the Shorterville Baptist Church with Reverend Mickey Skinner officiating. Graveside services, with full military honors, will follow in the Shorterville Cemetery. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. Sunday in the church sanctuary. Mr. Sauls was born in Dale County, Alabama, near Skipperville, son of the late Mercer Young Sauls and Thelma Skinner Sauls. He lived in various locations in the U. S. and overseas while serving in the U. S. Army. Mr. Sauls lived in Columbus, Georgia twenty-one years before moving to Warm Springs earlier this year. He retired from the Army with rank of First Sergeant and served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He received the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver Service Star and one Bronze Service Star. Mr. Sauls was a member of the New Apostolic Church in Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wives, Hildegard Sauls and Lioba Laurence, two sisters, Audie Mobley and Myrtle Buxton, and two brothers, William T. Sauls and James Robert Sauls. Surviving relatives include three sons, Randy Sauls (Jody), Benson, Minnesota; Johnny Sauls (Angie), and Erwin Sauls (Brenda), all of Shorterville; three daughters, Ramona Rodriguez (David), Columbus, GA; Raneth Randolph (Alton), Livermore, CA; and Renee Kortbawi, Columbus, GA; two brothers, David Sauls (Mary Lou), Shorterville; and Bobby Sauls (Sarah), Abbeville; nine grandchildren, Shane Sauls, Amanda Sauls, Christopher Sauls, Matthew Rodriguez, Marcus Rodriguez (Ashley), Mary Rodriguez, Ralaya Allen (Ken), Brad Kortbawi (Jhovana), and Brenna Vrtiska (Terry); six great-grandchildren, Nicholas Sauls, Adriana Allen, Ayana Allen, Brennan Kortbawi, Brynnleigh Vrtiska, and Brystoll Vrtiska. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Safe Haven Animal Rescue & Kennels (S.H.A.R.K.), c/o Vickie Bedsole, P.O. Box 126, Abbeville, AL 36310. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary and Cremations, 334-585-5261, www.holmanmortuaries.com is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

White, Danny

Danny White, 55 a resident of Dothan passed away May 19, 2016 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held 4 pm Saturday May 21, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Park with Brother Jerry Hood officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 pm until 4 pm Saturday. Danny was born January 11, 1961 in Dothan and he lived the early years of his life in Columbia. Danny was a 1979 graduate of Columbia High School where he played football. He was employed with Pepsi-Cola for several years and later with U.S. Foods and McLane Distribution. Recently, he established Great White Trucking and was operating the business until the time of his death. Danny loved Alabama Football, fishing and hunting. He loved helping out Taylor/Rehobeth Ball Association where both his children played. Survivors include his wife Kathy White; his son, Brody White; his daughter, Taylor Phillips; his mother-in-law, Doris Waters; his sisters, Mary (Sam) Covington and Wanda (Vic) Pendley; a nephew he was raised with Brad (Jodi) White; a sister-in-law, Beckie White; brothers-in-law, Brian (Katie) Peterson, DeLane (Cheryl) Peterson, Robert (Kathy) Waters, Howard (Lisa) Waters, and Barry (Kim) Kirkland; several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Roy Barbaree, John Roberts, John Jordan, and Brad White. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Easom, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Easom, 86, beloved mother, grandmother and friend to many, of Panama City Beach, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born December 19, 1929 in Dothan, Alabama to Reuben and Annie Smith Thomley. She had been a resident of Panama City Beach since 1981 moving here from Dothan. She and her husband owned Easom Plumbing Company until she retired at the age of 75. She was a member of the St. Andrew Baptist Church and loved her Friendship class led by Ms. Carrie Gibson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Herman Easom, two brothers, Ben Thomley, J.D. Thomley and a sister, Juanita Snellgrove. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Easom of Panama City Beach; Sandy Easom Parker (Jonathan) of Newnan, GA; grandson, Grayson Parker; sister, Ann Kirkland (Hollis) and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the St. Andrew Baptist Church with Rev. Doug White officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2-3 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the St. Andrew Baptist Church or to Covenant Hospice in memory of Mary Ann Easom. Wilson Funeral Home of Panama City, FL, 850-785-5272 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.do thaneagle.com.

Haynes, Johnny

Johnny Haynes, Sr., 61, a resident of Midland City, passed away at a local hospital on May 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 2 pm, Monday May 23, 2016 at Sunset Funeral Home with Henry Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends 1-2 prior to the service. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Moore, Lydia Miller

Mrs. Lydia Miller Moore, a resident of Pinckard, AL, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was 78. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Pinckard Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Pinckard Memorial Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. until service time. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Pinckard Baptist Church in Memory of Lydia Moore. Mrs. Moore was born in Clopton, AL July 28, 1937 to the late James Ira Miller and Anna Snell Miller. She spent her early years growing up in Columbus, Georgia and later returned to Dale County. She was a graduate of Carroll High School. She was a longtime resident of Pinckard, AL and a faithful member of the Pinckard Baptist Church. She retired from Ford Motor Credit. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Eric Moore. Surviving family include her husband, James Moore and a son, Mark Anthony Moore, both of Pinckard. Grandchildren Justin Moore, Megan Moore and Hannah Moore. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark 334-774-4551 is in charge of arrangements.Condolences may be offered at www.fuquabankston.com. Sign the guest book at www.do thaneagle.com.

Carlson, Dwayne R.

Dwayne R. Carlson, 90, a resident of Dothan passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Wyatt officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Jenkins, Opal

Mrs. Opal Jenkins, age 95, of Dothan passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kerry Kizer officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery, with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM, Friday, May 20, 2016 at the funeral home. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

McDonald, James

Mr. James McDonald 93 of Columbia, AL passed away May 13, 2016. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, May 20 at Little Rocky Mt. Freewill Baptist Church in Tumbleton, with Rev. Thomas Dawsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Horace Williams directing. Visitation will be today from 4-7 pm at the mortuary. Horace Williams Mortuary 334-792-7099 www.horacewilliamsmortuary.com. Sign guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Letourneau, Nina Ruth

Nina Ruth Letourneau of Black passed away at home Sunday, May 15, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 76. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Hartford City Cemetery with Bro. Jesse Hobbs officiating and under the direction of Jimmy Bottoms of Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association: 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400 Fairfax, VA 22030. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theda and Charles Reese Durant; one brother-in-law, Bob Butcher; and one sister, Marilyn Hard. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald Letourneau; three children, Theresa (Jerry) Evers of St. Augustine, Florida, Steven (Rhonda) Letourneau of Phippsburg, Maine, and Patricia (Donald) Whitaker of Black; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and six sisters, Mary Charles (David) Ward of Hartford, Laura Jean Butcher of Ohio, Debbie Norris of Snellville, Georgia, Charla (Robert) Touchstone of Milton, Florida, Becky (Bill) Price of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Mona (Mark) Oxier of Glendora, California. The family would like to especially thank all the 1st Choice hospice nurses and her caregivers. Bottoms-Garden Chapel of Hartford 334-588-3250 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Spear, Christell

Christell Spear of Samson passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was 90. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Lime Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. John Wesley Spivey officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Samson directing. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. at Lime Springs. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Lime Springs United Methodist Church, 145 State Highway 153 South, Samson, AL 36477. Pittman Funeral Home of Samson 334-898-7141 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book online at www.dothaneagle.com.

Whiddon, Justine Shelley

Mrs. Justine Shelley Whiddon, 91, of the Tumbleton community died Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 18, at Holman-Headland Mortuary, Headland, from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 19, at New Zion Freewill Baptist Church, Tumbleton, with the Rev. Joey Pettis officiating. Burial will follow in the Newville Baptist Church Cemetery, Newville. The daughter of Mr. Jesse Shelley and Mrs. Susie B. (Hodges) Shelley, Mrs. Whiddon was born and raised in the Tumbleton community. She was the widow of Wade Whiddon to whom she was married 54 years. She lived most of her life in Henry County including many years in Abbeville. A devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, Mrs. Whiddon was a member of the New Zion Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers and family gatherings. Survivors include four children and spouses: Charlotte Whiddon, Tumbleton; Jimmy Whiddon (Celia), Abbeville; Kent Whiddon (Judy), Newville; Susan Walworth (Arnold), Peachtree City, GA.; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Mary Shelley, Tumbleton; two sisters-in-law, June Whiddon, Abbeville; Evelyn Wilkerson, Newville; 10 grandchildren, Amy Fritz, Jeremy Whiddon (Shannah), Stacie Whiddon, Joe Whiddon (Stacey), Jennifer Wright (Jared), Timothy Baxley (Brittany), Dana Money (Joel), Mary Beth Joseph (Josh), Melanie Sanders (Chris), Sam Walworth; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the New Zion Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o David Teat, 10033 County Road 47, Shorterville, AL 36373 or to the Newville Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 45, Newville, AL 36353. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations 334-693-3371, www.holmanmortuaries.com is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Williams, Charles A.

Mr. Charles A. Williams of Dothan passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his residence. He was 87. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Raymond Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 A.M. Friday, May 20, 2016, one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted. Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Survivors include his wife Jewell Williams of Dothan; daughters Peggy Blalock and her husband Jerome of Dothan; Glenda Ethridge and her husband Ronald of Dothan; son Roger Williams of Dothan and special friend Dianne Sewell, sister Elmer Jo Gidrey of Houma, LA; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Bennett, Victor Allen

Victor Allen Bennett, a resident of Dothan, died Friday, May 13, 2016 in the Town of Newburgh, New York. He was 67. Memorial services will be held at 2 PM Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Dothan Church of God with Pastor George Ellison officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the services at the church. Mr. Bennett was born November 3, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to Cecil Gilbert and Opal Wanda Richmond Bennett. At an early age he moved to Troy, Michigan where he was raised. He was an auto mechanic and then began a career as an over the road truck driver. Mr. Bennett enjoyed watching movies and working in his yard. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Bennett, Dothan; daughter and son-in-law, Dara and Joseph Lavery, Monroe, MI; sons, Allen Bennett, Dothan, Christopher Counsell, Dickson, TN; grandchildren, Sheena Lavery, Joseph Bennett, Shauna Counsell, Jonathan Tate Bennett; two great grandchildren; sister and her husband, Reta and Marty Griffin, Clawson, MI; brother, William Bennett, Troy, MI. Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory 334-702-1712 is in charge of arrangements. www.southernheritagefh.com Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Letourneau, Nina Ruth

Nina Ruth Letourneau of Black passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 76. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Hartford City Cemetery with Bro. Jesse Hobbs officiating and under the direction of Jimmy Bottoms of Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home. A complete list of survivors will be announced at a later time by Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home of Hartford. Bottoms-Garden Chapel of Hartford 334-588-3250 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Smith, Velinda E.

Mrs. Velinda E. Smith of Dothan passed away Monday, May 16, 2016. She was 88. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 P.M. Thursday, May 19, 2016, one hour before the service. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church Building Fund. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Adkison, James Alton

Mr. James Alton Adkison, 83, of Enterprise, AL, died on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Graveside services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Ino Assembly of God. The family will receive friends at Searcy Funeral Home from 12:30 until 1:30 pm on Tuesday. Survivors include his nieces, Jackie Rials (Jack), Coffee Springs, AL, Deborah Ann Whatley (Gary), Sneeds, FL; great nieces, Shannon Wolfe (John), Symantha Griffin (Stonie), Wendy Muccio, Stephanie Wright (Nicholas); great nephews, Gary Simmons (Shannon), Tony Simmons (Vicky); 12 great great nieces and nephews. Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory 334-393-2273, is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to the family at www.searcyfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Childs, Waymon

Mr. Waymon Childs of Geneva, AL passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his home. He was 67. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Mashburn officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Geneva with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Waymon was born in Geneva County, AL on February 13, 1949 to the late James Levie and Dora Smith Childs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ferrell, Wade, Bill, and Royce Childs. Mr. Childs was a Geneva High School Class of 1967 graduate and also a 1979 Montgomery Police Academy graduate. He worked with the Geneva Police Department and also the Geneva County Sheriff's Department. Waymon proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. He was a loving husband, Daddy, Papa, brother and uncle. Waymon loved fishing and hunting, but the true joy of his life was his two grandchildren, Alaina and Jaxon. Waymon had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone. He faithfully attended Poplar Head United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Pat Childs of Geneva, AL; one daughter, Tammy Bailey and husband Dennis of Slocomb, AL; two grandchildren, Alaina and Jaxon Bailey of Slocomb, AL; one sister, Joyce Yeomans and husband Johnny of Hartford, AL; sister-in-law's, Louise Childs, Emma Jean Childs, Ann Childs, Sue Locklear, Margaret Hamilton and husband Russ, and Margie Harrison; one brother-in-law, Billy Thomas and wife Ethel ; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Culbreth, Dorothy Kelley

Mrs. Dorothy Kelley Culbreth of Dothan went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Westside Terrace. She was 82 years old. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ricky Plummer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until 2 PM, one hour prior to the service. Dorothy was born December 9, 1933 in Holmes County, Florida. She was the daughter of George and Ruby Turner Kelley. She attended Poplar Springs School where she graduated in the top of her class. She loved to cook, sew, take care of her flowers, going fishing and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and University of Alabama football. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Donald Ray "Cuby" Culbreth, a sister, Wanda Creel, brothers-in-law, Hilton Creel and Bill Crawford. She is survived by a son, Donald E. Culbreth (Sandy), a daughter, Susie Robbins (Mike); grandchildren, Heather N. Deese (Tim), Candice L. Kent (Jimmy), Jeffrey S. Sheppard (Kayla), Tracy G. Robbins (Sammie Jo); Johnny Culbreth (Jessica), Kevin Culbreth (Marci), Tony Dykes (Ariel), and Adam Dykes (Maranda); great-grandchildren, Dylan and Savannah Culbreth, Makenna Culbreth, Aysia and Gage Sanders, Aaron, Tanner, Charleigh, and Bailey Dykes; Connor and Anna Deese, Mathew and Jace Kent, Jayden Sheppard; and one to come Adalynn Jo Robbins; one sister, Faye Crawford; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 3257 Cottonwood Road, Dothan, AL 36301 or Covenant Hospice, 1512 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Westside Terrace and Covenant Hospice for the gracious love and care given to "Ms. Dot" during her illness. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Parramore, Amanda

Amanda Parramore, 26, a resident of Dothan, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6pm until 8pm. Flowers are being accepted or memorials may be made to the Wiregrass Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Dothan, Alabama 36302. She was born October 1, 1989 in Birmingham, Alabama. When she was two months old, she moved to Dothan, Alabama. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and playing with her pets. She had a special love for her family. Amanda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gerald Windsor and Paul and Sybil Parramore. Amanda attended high school at Northside Methodist Academy and received her Associate of Science degree from Wallace College. She was currently pursuing her bachelor's degree at Troy University. She was employed with O'Reilly Auto Parts in Dothan for several years and presently employed with Lowes of Dothan. She is survived by her parents, Rodney and Cindi Parramore; her grandmother, Imogene Windsor, aunt and uncle, Sharon and Ross Weyland of Dothan; uncle and aunt, Randy and Mitzi Windsor of Dothan; cousins, Allyson and Darryl Wherry of Columbia, Tennessee; Jason and Megan Weyland of New Orleans, Louisiana, and their children Pepper and Polly; cousins, Addison and Joy Windsor of Dover, Delaware; Ashley Windsor and her fianc‚ Ben Carpenter of Panama City, Florida; and Aaron Windsor of Dothan, Alabama and numerous extended family members. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Adams, Joy Sanders

Joy Sanders Adams, a resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, formerly of Columbia, Alabama, died Friday morning, May 13, 2016, in a Ft. Lauderdale hospital. She was 88. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 16, 2016, in the Columbia City Cemetery with Reverend Joey Hudspeth and Dr. Walter Reeder officiating. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends following the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Columbia, AL 36319. Mrs. Adams was born in Birmingham, Alabama and was reared in Miami, Florida, daughter of the late Edwin Johnson Sanders and Hope Steele Sanders. She attended the University of Alabama. Mrs. Adams lived in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale most of her adult lifetime before moving to Columbia in 2000. She moved to Pompano Beach in 2013 where she lived the remainder of her lifetime. Mrs. Adams retired as Office Manager of Neurologic Consultants in Ft. Lauderdale. She was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, L. H. Adams, Jr., and two brothers, Edwin Johnston Sanders, Jr. and James Steele Sanders. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Starr Sands Paton (Douglas), Oakland Park, Florida; and Melody Sands Sepskis (Ray), Boulder City, Nevada; grandsons, Clayton Huber (Sarah), and Ryan Paton (Suzanne); and a granddaughter, Julia Sepskis; three great-grandchildren, Camryn and Sydney Huber and Noah Paton. Holman-Headland Mortuary and Cremations, 334-693-3371, www.holmanmortuaries.com, is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Crosby, Faye Elizabeth

Faye Elizabeth Crosby, 63, a resident of Dothan, Alabama died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at her home. Memorial services will be held Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Harvest Church with Pastor David Beaty, Pastor Ralph Sigler and Pastor Roy Rogers officiating and Kendall Glover directing. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial services. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, Tn. 38101-9908. Faye was born June 5, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama the daughter of the late Bremen W. and Genieva Grantham Crosby. She was a graduate of Troy State University and retired from the State of Alabama as a social worker. She is a member of the Harvest Church in Dothan, Alabama. In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Condit. Surviving is a sister, Jean Barnes, Dothan, Alabama and a special friend, Debi Bockes, Newton, Alabama. Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at www.gloverfuneral.com and www.dothaneagle.com.

Griffin, William Oscar

Mr. William Oscar Griffin, age 70, of Ashford passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Liberty Baptist Church in Pansey, AL with Reverend Coley Holloway officiating and Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will be accepting flowers or contributions can be made to Gentiva Hospice. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Kennedy, Jr., J.P.

Mr. J.P. Kennedy, Jr. of Hartford passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at Flowers Hospital. He was 92. Mr. Kennedy was born May 29, 1923 in Geneva County to the late Jack Paulin and Gladys Wall Kennedy. Paul grew up in Hartford, Alabama. He was a student at Auburn University when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. He was a cotton ginner, farmer, cattleman and owner of Ten Mile Creek Fish Farm. He was a founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of City Bank of Hartford, now part of Friend Bank. He was instrumental in the development of Hartford Retirement Village and the Hartford Nursing Home, and was a member of Hartford Baptist Church. Some of his favorite childhood memories were made with his family in Grayton Beach, Florida, and this passion lives on in his great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his son, William Harris Kennedy and a sister, Anne Kennedy. Survivors include his daughter, Laura Bancroft (Steve), Dothan; son, Jack P. Kennedy III, Hartford; six grandchildren: April Kennedy Knowles (Richard), William Harris Kennedy Jr. (Jill), William Bradford Bancroft (Mallory), Benjamin Paul Bancroft (Jil), David Patrick Bancroft (Christin) and Wesley Guy Kennedy; eight great-grandchildren: Hunter Kennedy Knowles, Abigail Kennedy Bancroft, William Mason Bancroft, Walker Bradford Bancroft, Kennedy Catherine Bancroft, Harper Madelyn Bancroft, Hayes Paul Kennedy and Hadley Jean Kennedy; one great-granddaughter on the way, Ellen Ann Bancroft; daughter in law, Beth Guy Kennedy; special family friend, Melma Neal; other extended family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in the Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Metavivor, 1783 Forest Drive #184, Annapolis, MD 21401, to honor Mr. Kennedy. 100% of donations go to metastatic breast cancer research. Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb, 334-886-7777 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest register at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

McCarty, Queenell

Mrs. Queenell McCarty, 90, of Enterprise passed away recently in Aiken, SC. Celebration of Life Services will be held Monday, May 16, 2016, 11:00 AM at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Enterprise, AL, with Rev. J. Henry Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Midland City, AL. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM at Coleman Funeral Home of Enterprise. Coleman Funeral Home of Enterprise 334-393-6583 is in charge of arrangements. Visit at www.colemanfuneralhome.net, Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Strom, Fredrick Michael

Fredrick Michael Strom 7/18/1949 - 5/9/2016 was known as Mike to his friends and family. He was born in Valdosta, GA where he attended high school and college. Mike worked for Southern Company for 23 years. Mike and Claudia moved a lot in the early years but Mike made lifelong friends everywhere he went. Mike had friends in Valdosta and kept in touch with many from kindergarten through college. Mike always said the best thing about working at Farley were his wonderful coworkers and friends (Alabama or Auburn?), who are too numerous to mention. Mike always loved nature in any form, loved animals and being on the water. He could often be found wandering in woods and fields searching for his many treasures: arrowheads, fossils and turtles. Mike was a true family man, he loved and was loved by all, making sacrifices his entire life for the betterment of his family and building their American Dream. Mike and Claudia retired and moved to Palm Coast, FL where they had two wonderful years and where Mike got to rediscover his joy of trail walking and wandering the beach with his metal detector looking still for his buried treasures and leaving behind yet another collection, seashells. Mike is survived by his wife, Claudia, and his son, Brett, and daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Eoghan Dillon (his Irish treasure). Mike and his family love to laugh and that will be remembered for ever. To his much loved family and friends, Mike says, "So long and thanks for all the fish" and most-importantly, Go Dawgs! There will be a visitation with family at Clymer's Funeral Home in Palm Coast, FL on Wednesday, May 18, from 2:30 - 4:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to an animal charity or shelter in Mike's name. Clymer Funeral Home and Cremations, Palm Coast, FL is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences can be made at www.clymerfuneralhome.com. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Thomas, Jr., William Perry

William Perry Thomas, Jr., a resident of Ashford, died early Saturday morning, May 14, 2016, at his home. He was 88. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 16, 2016, in the Cedar Springs Baptist Church, near Ashford, with Reverend William Irwin and Reverend Don Tew officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. Sunday at the mortuary in Headland. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Springs Baptist Church or the Cedar Springs Baptist Cemetery Fund c/o John W. King, 974 Jack Bruner Road, Ashford, AL 36312 Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of the Green Front community, near Webb, son of the late William Perry Thomas, Sr. and Ola King Thomas. He attended the Houston County High School in Columbia. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Cedar Springs Baptist Church, the Columbia Masonic Lodge and the Dothan Elks Lodge. He formerly served as Agricultural Chairman of the Houston County Peanut Festival, on the Board of Directors of Landmark Park and was a member and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Houston County Farm Center. Mr. Thomas also served on the Houston County Port Authority, and the Board of Directors of Alfa and Farm Bureau in Houston County. He retired as the owner & operator of Rainbow Farm Center and formerly co-owned and co-operated Thomas & Hopkins Peanut Company in Ashford. Mr. Thomas was engaged in farming and agricultural businesses most of his adult lifetime. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Harpe Thomas, his son-in-law, John Joiner, and a brother, Wilson D. Thomas. Surviving relatives include his daughter, Karen Thomas Joiner, Tallahassee, FL; a grandson, Charles Thomas Joiner; a special friend, Ann Knight, Ashford; nieces, Beverly Bush and Linda Gayle Tew, both of Panama City; a special cousin, Johnny King, and other cousins also survive. Serving as active pallbearers will be Ashley Knight, Walter Rivers, Terry Hughes, Johnny King, Kenneth Bryan, George Ingalls and Tom Blisard. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hopkins, James Williams, Bill Coulson, Charles Calhoun, Dennis Ingalls and Ronald Devane. Holman-Headland Mortuary and Cremations, 334-693-3371, www.holmanmortuaries.com, is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Webb, Richard Earle

Sgt Major (Ret) Richard Earle Webb Our Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Command, died Friday after a long fought battle with Parkinson's. He was a strong, gentle, funny and loving man-generous without measure. He loved music and looked forward to any opportunity to dance, to do wood working, work his model trains, and his garden. (And for those who knew him- his car). He was born in Rexburg, Idaho, September 25, 1939 to Ernest E Webb and Avis Payne Webb. He enlisted in the US Army in 1957. He credited the US Army for giving him direction and helping him become the man he was. Of all things he was a Soldier, and as such a leader of soldiers and our family. A highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, he served our country on Active Duty for twenty eight years retiring at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, after serving as the Post Command Sergeant Major for Fort Devens, Massachusetts. The majority of his career was spent in multiple tours overseas to include Germany, Korea and Vietnam. After the military he worked as a defense contractor for successive military contractors ( Dyncorp, CBIS, Westar, Cobro and QinetiQ) in support of the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center at Cairns Army Airfield, Ft Rucker Data Collection Contract from which he retired in 2007. He is preceded in death by his wife Emma Jasukow Webb, his Belarus bride who he met, fell in love with and married in Germany in 1959. Besides his wife and his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Lyle Wesley Webb, Rick Webb and one sister, Vicki Webb. He is survived by his children Patricia (Ron) Donahue, Richard (Charisse) Webb, Lyle Mickey Webb, and Timberly (Tim) Galloway. He was incredibly proud of his Grandchildren, Keith (Buffie) Coburn, Richard (Andrea) Webb, Nicholas (Tabitha) Webb, Dustin Webb, Orin Galloway, Alycia Frazier, and Cara (Charlie) Synder. He also chose Nancy Jones, Hilaree Smith and Jasmine Ross who he loved and who cared for him as his granddaughters. His great grandchildren Jagger and Stone Coburn, Adelyn, John and Richard Webb, Leilani, Laura, Levi and Lane Webb, Lyla Frazier, David and Kinley Snyder, were his joy and responsible for many impromptu singing and dancing sessions. His brothers, Don Michael (Erin) Webb, Bradley (Barbara) Waters, a sister Jaci Webb and a dear sister-in-law, Carolyn Cobb Webb. His cousins, Peggy Smith, Ray Mueller, Nola Faye Taylor, and Leisa Mahanes. And by many nieces and nephews for whom he had a special bond. His lifelong friend, Dave Walker and all his troops that served with him, especially the ones from A Company, 141st Signal Battalion. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, May 16, 2016 from the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until 2 PM, an hour prior to the service. Flowers accepted, but in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or to any Veteran Association. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com

Peters, Charles F.

Charles F. Peters, 79, a resident of Dothan passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Edenfield and Rev. Ed Onley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 416 Bethlehem Rd., Midland City, AL 36350, or to the Wiregrass Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Dothan, AL 36302. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Cantor, Willie Earl

Rev. Willie Earl Cantor of Geneva passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016. He was 88. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Devco Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Strickland officiating. Burial will follow, with military rites, in Poplar Head United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 13, 2016, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Mr. Cantor was born in Geneva, AL on August 28, 1927, to the late Coy Tilman and Mamie Lavaria Harris Cantor. He was a deacon and choir director at Family Worship Center for 18 years. He then became a member of Devco Baptist Church. He served in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Cantor retired from DynCorp in Ft. Rucker after thirty-three years of service as an aircraft mechanic. He was a longtime member of Woodmen of the World. He was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Hall. He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Christine Cantor of Geneva; two daughters, Elizabeth Diann Newsome (Larry) of Fayetteville, GA and Sandra Faye Burgess of Geneva; son, Eddie Earl Cantor (Norine) of Flowery Branch, GA; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his great-nephew, David Rea (Leigh) of Geneva. Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva 334-684-2600 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book online at www.dothanea gle.com.

Denney, Calvin Davenport

Dr. Calvin Davenport Denney, age 89, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on May 13th followed by a memorial service at the First Baptist Church of Dothan at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama or Gentiva Hospice. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Peters, Charles F.

Charles F. Peters, 79, a resident of Dothan passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Edenfield and Rev. Ed Onley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 416 Bethlehem Rd., Midland City, AL 36350, or to the Wiregrass Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Dothan, AL 36302. Mr. Peters was born December 31, 1936 in Ft. Gaines, Georgia and moved to Dothan at the age of 6. He was a 1955 graduate of Dothan High School where he Lettered 3 years in Baseball playing left field under the legendary Coach Russell Taylor. He joined the US Navy from 1955-1959 and transferred to the US Army and served from 1960-1969 spending tours in Vietnam from 1965-1966. He kept playing ball throughout his military career as a catcher playing fast pitch softball. He played against Bobby Mercer of the New York Yankees while stationed in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. He was well decorated on the field as well as off, receiving many accolades for his military service and his athletic ability. Following his military career he returned to Dothan where he was employed with the US Postal Service (Dothan Branch 1630) for 23 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Thomas and Sadie Frankie Peters, his brother, David Franklin Peters, and a sister, Ruby Jean Owens. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Sandra Dolores Peters; his children, Stephen Thomas (JoAnn) Peters and Deborah Grace Richards; grandchildren, Melissa Rena Mathis, Matthew Thomas Peters, William Mychal Peters, Courtney (Chris) Windham, and Justin Cody Massey; great-grandchildren, Ragan Vinson, Livie Vinson, Cade Morgan, and Cailyn Morgan; a brother, Billy Wade (Barbara) Peters; a sister, Helen Dean (Larry) Ryals. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Register, Jennie Lou

Mrs. Jennie Lou Register, age 64, of Dothan passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family. A memorial service honoring Mrs. Register will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 PM, a half hour prior to the service. The family will be accepting flowers. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Denney, Dr. Calvin Davenport

Dr. Calvin Davenport Denney, age 89, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 13, 1926 in Florala, Alabama to Levi and Audrey Denney as the youngest of two sons. After graduating from high school he went on to attend the University of Alabama. Upon completing his first year of college, he was called to proudly serve in World War II from 1945 to 1946. As a private in the Army, Dr. Denney spent his time primarily in France and Austria helping to secure the towns and villages that had just been recaptured from German occupying forces. After the war ended, Dr. Denney came back to the United States and finished his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Alabama. He then entered the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and earned his Degree of Optometry. He then married the love of his life, Wilma Powell, and they moved to Opp, Alabama in 1950 to begin a family. After practicing for eight years in Opp, Dr. Denney and his family moved to Dothan, Alabama where he began working for Dr. Rollins Tindell at his practice located on West Main Street in downtown Dothan. In 1981 Dr. Denney bought the optometry practice from Dr. Tindell and it became what is now Denney Vision. He grew the business over time and was active seeing patients and running the business. Denney Vision is the largest private optometric practice in the Southeast. Dr. Denney had a strong work ethic and received great satisfaction helping his patients with their vision care, as well as managing the optometry business. Most importantly he dearly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them whenever possible. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Denney, his three sons, Dr. David (Nancy) Denney, Dr. Dan (Cathy) Denney, and Stephen (Diane) Denney, and his daughter, Deborah (Frank) Jones. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Brad Denney (Ashley), Joshua Denney, Shannon (Peter) Brasovan, Kate (Justin) Martin, Kyle Jones and Kirk (Brittan) Jones, as well as five great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on May 13th followed by a memorial service at the First Baptist Church of Dothan at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama or Gentiva Hospice. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

East, Tina Marie

Tina Marie East, age 49, of Echo, Alabama passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan. She was born October 13, 1966 at Fort Rucker Army Base. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and playing with her pets. She loved visiting the beach and good country living. She had a special love for her family, especially her grandchildren. Tina was preceded in death by her mother, Liz Bolduc; her grandparents; and one uncle. She is survived by one daughter, Chantel Perry and husband Keith of Midland City, AL; one son, Jeremiah East also of Midland City, AL; parents, Norman and Linda East of Oxford, AL; soul mate, Lonnie Griffin of Midland City, AL; two brothers, Don East and wife Connie of Goshen, AL and Dennis East of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Shawn Jones and husband Bobby of Oxford, AL; uncle, Gordon East and wife Terrie of Abbeville, AL; aunt, Kay McCaslin of Ozark, AL; step father, Charles Bolduc of Jacksonville, FL; niece, Kayla East; nephew, Brandon East; and numerous extended family. A celebration of Tina's life will be held Friday, May 13, 2016 beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home, 507 West Main Street, Hartford, Alabama 36344, with Reverend Jonathan Fussell officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation, 1922 Fairview Ave, Dothan, AL 36301, for cancer research. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with family at www.the magnoliafh.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothan eagle.com.

Register, Jennie Lou

Mrs. Jennie Lou Register, age 64, of Dothan passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family. A memorial service honoring Mrs. Register will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 PM, a half hour prior to the service. The family will be accepting flowers. Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory 334-792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.wardwilson.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Smith, Sharon Dianne

Mrs. Sharon Dianne Smith of Slocomb went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Flowers Hospital. She was 62. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Byrd officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sharon was born July 29, 1953 in Houston County to Virginia Hall Killingsworth and the late John Killingsworth. She was a devoted Christian and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Sharon was a loving wife, adoring mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Survivors include her husband, Tom Smith, Slocomb; one daughter, Crystal Diannne Brannon, South Korea; one son, Garrett Brannon, Malvern; three grandchildren: Haley, Hunter and Levi; mother, Virginia Hall Killingsworth, Slocomb; one step son, Tommy Smith (Marie), Chester, GA; six step grandchildren: Christian, Freddy, James, William, Michael and Ashley; two sisters: Karen Peters (David), Slocomb and Kim Miller, Jackson, TN; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb, 334-886-7777 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest register at www.sorrellsfu neralhomes.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothan eagle.com.

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