In the life that was just short of 94 years of living, Carl Chance was most proud of his military career. Raised in Ft. Gaines, GA by Lucy and Gus Chance, Carl was the oldest of five children. He decided at age 17 that the US Navy was the life he wanted. At his assignment at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, he met and married Dorothy LaFleur of New Jersey. They had three children and moved around the country. Carl had been brought into the Atomic Energy Commission by Admiral Rickover. Admiral Rickover later made Carl a supply officer of the first Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier, the USS Enterprise. Carl had become an "Atomic Vet" by watching the Atomic Bomb testing at the Bikini Atoll in 1946. Twenty-two years after joining the Navy, Commander Chance retired at the Philadelphia Navy Base to pursue another dream. He wanted to finish his education and he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He saw a need for a Community College in 1966 and helped fund and build Gloucester County Community College in New Jersey. He became Dean of Business there, went on to become a Professor of Business Law and Economics, beloved by his students and peers. In 1989, he retired as Professor Emeritus. He continued to build canoes and travel with his wife. When she passed away in 1995, Carl returned to the South. He married a high school friend, Neva Sanders Smith and his family broadened, adding two more grandchildren to his son's four children. To all the family and friends that were part of Carl's life, during his time in New Jersey, Alabama and Florida- if you hold a place in your heart for Carl, that, in his words, will be his memorial and eternal life.
Mr. Ezzie Charles Floyd funeral service will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at 11:00 A.M. where Rev. Delvick McKay is pastor and Pastor Shirley Shealey officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5-7 P.M. at Unity Funeral Home.
Jim Holland, 23, of Dothan, Alabama passed on January 19, 2020 at Riverside Memorial Hospital in Norfolk. Virginia. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Logos Baptist Church with Pastor David Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 1-3 prior to the service. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. Flowers are being accepted or memorials may be made to "The Jim Holland Memorial Fund" at Wells Fargo Bank. Money can be deposited by using Zelle or directly by asking for the account by that name at any Wells Fargo. Checks must be made out to the account name "The Jim Holland Memorial Fund". Back of check needs to have "for deposit only". This account is for the college scholarships for graduating Rehobeth High School Seniors. Jim was born on October 3, 1996 in Dothan, Alabama and lived here the early years of his life. He was a 2015 graduate of Rehobeth High School. After graduation, he joined the Navy and served on the USS Gerald Ford as a nuclear mechanic. Jim was kind and selfless and even after his death he was an organ donor and shared life with five people. He was also known for his dry sense of honor. He enjoyed playing his guitar, listening to music and riding his bicycle. One of his passions was riding his Indian Chief motorcycle. Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Carolyn Coskrey; and his great grandmother, Lula Outlaw. Survivors include his son, Adrian James "AJ" Holland; his father, Joey (Merideth) Holland; his mother, Yahnna Coskrey; his sisters, Mary Kathryn "MK" Smith and Jana Holland; a step-brother, Sam Cooper; a niece and a nephew, Koty Smith and Yahnna Kathryn "YK" Smith; grandparents, Billy Joe (Betty) Holland, Margie Brannon and Martha Martin; aunts and uncles, Donna (Johnny) Halstead, Judy (Michael) Jackson, Brad (Genia) Holland, Michael (Stormi) Martin, Marsha (Rickey) Stokes, and Mark (Christy) Coskrey; the mother of his son, Emily Holland; and several cousins. Pallbearers will be John David Sawyers, Kaleb Pouncey, Camen Roberts, Jacob Massey, Shivam Patel and Noah Skipper. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home (334) 983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com
Winnie Evelyn Hobbs Trawick, a resident of Dothan, died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her residence. She was 89. Funeral services for Mrs. Trawick will be held at 2 PM Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Clearman Chapel at Southern Heritage with Reverend Kenneth Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until 1:45 PM prior to the services at the funeral home. Mrs. Trawick was born June 7, 1930 in Grangerburg, Alabama to the late Leonard and Pearl Kornegay Hobbs. She attended Cottonwood High School and worked at Judy Bond in Ozark and later Sony. Mrs. Trawick was a member of Harvest Church and enjoyed cooking for her family. Mrs. Trawick is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Byron Trawick; son in law, Mike Price; sisters, Linda Mayes, Raddie Russell, Frances Pynes and Bonnie Louise Hobbs; brothers, S L Hobbs and Joe Neal Butler. Survivors include her children; Garry Trawick (Pam), Cynthia Franz (Ron), Shannon Butterworth (Greg); grandchildren, Misti Torres (David), Jamie Jenkins (Richard), Tabitha Smith (Keith), Michael Price (Danielle); great grandchildren, DJ, Alayziah and Jesyka Torres, Gracie, Mary Morgan and Pack Adkinson, Mallory and Riley Smith, Binya and Dov Price; sisters, Lessie Holland (Jerry), and Ann Shepard. www.southernheritagefh.com
Mr. Johnny Clifton Walker, age 72, of Headland, Alabama passed away on January 18, 2020; visitation will be Friday, January 24, 2020 4-6 PM at the funeral home; funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:00 AM at the Dothan Community Church of Christ, Dothan, AL; under the direction of the caring staffs of Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary "Because We Care".
With great sadness we announce the passing of David Anderson Waters, age 64, of Dothan, Alabama on January 22, 2020. David was born on May 27, 1955 in Dothan, Alabama, the son of Lt. Col. William Robertson Waters and Doris Waters Holland. David was a loving and dedicated man. He spent 35 years as a golf course groundskeeper at the Dothan Country Club. David had a strong passion for family and friends. David loved Alabama and Dothan High School football. He was a lifelong Dothan resident and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by his sister, Linda Waters Brown. Survivors include his brother, Billy Waters; nieces, Rebecca Nelson and Angela Brown; great-niece, Sonja Gaines; great-nephew, Layton Brown; great-great-nephew, Lyric Gaines and great-great-niece, Locklyn Gaines. Graveside services will be held at 1 PM, Sat., January 25, 2020 at Memory Hill Cemetery with Reverend Jim Sanders officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until 1 PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Ward Wilson Funeral Home, prior to the service. www.wardwilson.com