Mr. Charles Edward Blount, of Dothan, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 following an extended illness. He was 75. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 at Bay Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Cox officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Youth Department at Bay Springs Baptist Church, 1721 Bay Springs Road, Dothan, AL 36305. Charles was born on September 1, 1944 in Washington County, Florida to Edward and Jeanette Blount but lived most of his life in Dothan. He served in the U.S. Air Force and, afterwards, spent more than 20 years as an agent for the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He retired in 1996. Charles loved God, his family, fishing, and University of Alabama football. Most of all, though, he loved helping others, expecting nothing in return. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy and his sister-in-law, Lynda, his father in-law and mother-in-law, Foy and Muriel Harrison, his sister-in-law Lisa Honea, and his grandson, Joshua Strength. Survivors include his wife Marie; his children, Jason Blount (Leslie), Tami Darley (Ben), Theresa Strength (David), and Scott Bolin; his sisters, Janice Jones (Jimmie), Myrtice Conner (Terry); his brother, Bobby Blount (Teresa). He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Ken Curtis. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home (334) 983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com
Mr. Oscar David Brooks, Jr.of Cowarts passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at the age of 61. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Ward Wilson Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Dunnam officiating. Burial will follow in Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 P.M. Sunday, one hour prior to the service. He is preceded in death by his father Oscar David "Pete" Brooks, Sr. Survivors include his mother Martha Brooks, sisters Ira George (Cecil), Nancy Booth (Chuck), and Cindy Johnson (Kim), a niece and several nephews.
Douglas Keith Davis, 61, of Dothan, AL, died December 25, 2019. He was born October 20, 1958 in Atlanta, GA, to the late Oliver E. and Faye V. Davis. He is survived by his beloved wife Leni, son Glenn A. Davis (Tracy Buchanan), daughter Kim Trinidad, granddaughter Franchesca Cruz, sister Melinda Davis Keisling, nieces Anna-Davis and Grace Keisling, and much-loved dogs Apache and Sugar. Doug left home at the age of 18-years-old to pursue his dreams of flying and traveling the world. He received his bachelor's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, was active in the Boy Scouts, liked riding his Harley, enjoyed skydiving, touched many lives, and saved many lives. When Doug wasn't flying, he dedicated his life to raising his son, Glenn. Doug's love and commitment to Glenn helped him achieve Eagle Scout status through many hours of outdoor pursuits and volunteer service work together. Doug served honorably in the U.S. Army and retired as an Apache instructor but continued his career flying EMS. He then flew overseas as a contractor where he continued to serve the country in combat. He most recently came back to Fort Rucker as an instructor again where he gave his students his best in order to help make them into their own personal best pilots. He left instructing to fly EMS where he could continue his heartfelt mission of saving lives. He was certified in over nine helicopters excluding variations of some. His love of flying was only superseded by his love of his family. Unfortunately, on Christmas Day Doug was completing an EMS flight when he informed the nurse and paramedic on final approach to the base to tighten their seatbelts. However, a medical complication was imminent. The medical crew did their best to save his life but his time here was complete. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 3:00pm at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive visitors from 1pm - 3pm prior to services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to any notable veteran charity. The family of Douglas Keith Davis sincerely thanks all for their kind tributes to our beloved Doug. A special thanks to the crew of Survival Flight for their heroic efforts to try to save him during his final moments. Many thanks to those that knew Doug and could appreciate his gift for flying, commitment to protecting others, zeal for life, and his wicked sense of humor that turned any situation into laughter. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home (334) 983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com
Jan Metcalf, a resident of Dothan, died Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Flowers Hospital. She was 58. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Gross officiating. The family will receive friends from Noon until 1:45 PM prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask you to make donations to The Harbor in downtown Dothan. Jan was born July 22, 1961 in Marianna, Florida and graduated from Marianna High School. She later attended Chipola, Florida State and graduated from Troy University. Jan was a wife and mother, who always put her children first. She was a devout Christian and attended First Baptist Church Dothan. Jan is survived by her husband, Jeff Metcalf, Dothan; two children, Jeslyn Metcalf, Homewood, AL and Jared Metcalf, Dothan; mother and father, Emma and Billy Hughes; sister, Robyn Gause and her husband, Colonel Ronnie Gause.
Yvonne DeCarla Turvin, age 62 of Dothan, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at a local hospital. A Celebration of Life service for Yvonne will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Harper's Joy Assembly of God Church with Pastor Eddie Littlefield officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Yvonne was born November 30, 1957 to the late Robert and Dorothy Hughes Pybus. She lived all her life in the Wiregrass area. Yvonne was a homemaker and enjoyed playing the piano, singing, taking care of her cats, as well as gardening when her health would permit. She was a former youth group leader at Tabernacle United Methodist Church and a faithful member of Harper's Joy Assembly of God Church. In addition to her parents, Yvonne is preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Pybus. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Turvin of Dothan; two sons, Ashley Turvin and Dustin Turvin, both of Dothan; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Charlie Campbell of Dothan and Jane and Eddie Littlefield of Dothan; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Roy Pybus of Panama City, FL, Danny and Crystal Pybus of Blakely, GA, Mickey and Joyce Pybus of Dothan, Don and Connie Pybus of Niceville, FL and Joey and Bobbie Pybus of Dothan. Two grandchildren, Baylee Turvin and Austin Turvin, both of Dothan, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. www.familyfirstfuneralcare.com