Area Obituaries

Ellen Nichols Whaley

Mrs. Ellen Nichols Whaley, age 87, of Chancellor, AL died January 10, 2019, at Wiregrass Hospital in Geneva, Alabama of heart failure.  Ellen who was our family’s solid rock and our hero gained Her Heavenly wings. If you had the honor to know our Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother you would have surely loved…

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Edwin ‘Jack’ Purvis 1937-2018

Edwin Jackson “Jack” Purvis of Lynn Haven, Florida passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the age of 81. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Jake B. and Merle W. Purvis; brother, Jake W. Purvis and sister, Rachel Shipp. Jack was born on May 25, 1937. He grew up in Geneva, Alabama and…

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William Hanford Knotts

Mr. William Hanford Knotts (known to many as Bill or Pop Bill), age 86, of Opp, died Monday, December 31, in Mizell Memorial Hospital. He was born in Manheim, WV on July 5, 1932 to his late parents, Nellie and Everett Knotts. He grew up in the town of Grafton as one of 11 siblings.…

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Billy Autt Hall

Billy Autt Hall Billy Autt Hall died peacefully December 20, after bravely battling the effect of Parkinson’s disease for many years. His family and friends had celebrated his amazing 89 years with him before he drifted into a peaceful sleep with his Lord. He was born February 19, 1929 in Phenix City, to Goldie Howard…

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Carlos Helms Boutwell

Mr. Carlos Helms Boutwell, age 98, of Fairhope, Alabama, and longtime resident of Opp, died Thursday, January 3, 2019 after a brief illness. Mr. Boutwell is survived by his wife, Pauline Boutwell of Fairhope, and longtime resident of Opp; daughter & son-in-law, Tonya Boutwell Harrelson & Steve of Fairhope; son & daughter-in-law, Chris Boutwell &…

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Roy Steburg

Roy Steburg, age 67, of Opp, passed away, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Opp, with Rev. Randy Breedlove officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may…

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Grable Lee Ricks, Jr.

Grable Lee Ricks, Jr. Mr. Grable Lee Ricks, Jr., 82, of Daphne, AL, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Sunday December 23, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Dublin, GA on January 29, 1936 and moved his family to Andalusia in 1965 where he resided until 2012 when he moved to…

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James Lomax Crowell, Jr.

Mr. James Lomax Crowell, Jr. (81) of Samson, AL passed away January 2, 2019, in Wiregrass Medical Center of Geneva. Mr. Crowell, known to many as “Mr. Jimbo,” was born to James Lomax Crowell, Sr. and Grace Elizabeth Chancey Crowell on January 28, 1937.   Mr. Crowell proudly served on the Samson Banking Company Board of…

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Julia Ann Savarie

Ms. Julia Ann Farris Savarie, age 79, died January 2, 2019, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. Graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Piney Grove Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating and Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing. Ann was born July 3,…

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Mary Lois Outlaw

Mary Lois Enfinger Outlaw entered the gates of Heaven on Monday, December 31, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Talmadge Outlaw; sons, Dennis Outlaw (Carla) of Powder Springs, GA, Todd Outlaw of Newnan, GA and daughter, Tammy Outlaw Hughes (J.J.) of Hartford, AL. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Brooke Outlaw…

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