Area Obituaries

Shirley Jean Sansom

Mrs. Shirley Jean Harrison Sansom, age 72, of Opp, AL died Monday, July 15, 2019 at a Dothan, AL hospital from complications from a stroke and heart surgery. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her husband of 50 plus years, James E. “Ed” Sansom of Opp, AL; daughters,…

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Bazil D. Clark

Mr. Bazil D. Clark, age 89, of Opp, Alabama died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Mizell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Clark is survived by his step-son, Larry Johnson; granddaughter, Kim Boothe & husband, Corey; great-granddaughter, Emily Boothe; sister-in-law, Janie Clark; brother-in-law, Jimmy Flowers & wife, Ann; niece, Gayle Clark; and nephew, Robert Clark. He was preceded…

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Thomas Coleman Riddles

Thomas Coleman Riddles, died June 22, 2019 at his home in Apalachicola, FL. He was 79. He was born Sept. 2, 1939 in New Hope community in Holmes County, FL, and lived much of his life in Geneva County, AL, and Birmingham, AL. Tom was a country-western singer and guitar performer. In his early years…

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Harry “Tokey” Winston Boland

Harry “Tokey” Winston Boland, 86, died Friday, July 5th, 2019 in Opp, Alabama following a long battle with Dementia. He was born January 2nd, 1933 to parents Sidney Henry and Adee Grimes, one of eight children. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Ruby Nell (Scarbrough); daughter, Becky Boland Bryson (Corwin Padget) of Monticello,…

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Lois Louise Owens

Lois Louise Owens, age 91, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at her residence in Westville, Florida.  She was born September 25, 1927 to the late Ralph Thomas Lane and the late Ressie Lee. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral in Geneva, Alabama with Chaplain Ernie…

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Ruth Kathleen Nichols

Ms. Ruth Kathleen Nichols, age 75, of Opp, Alabama died Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her residence. Ms. Nichols is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra Ann White and Robert; son and daughter-in-law, William Edwin Nichols and Chris; brother, David Baker (Ginny); sisters, Judy Coffman (Ron), Sharon O’Hara (Douglas) and Michelle Johnson (Roger); grandchildren,…

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Lorraine L. Parrish

Mrs. Lorraine L. Parrish, age 81, of Opp, Al. died Monday, June 17, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Parrish is survived by her daughters, Donna Thorn (Robert), Linda Thornton (Steven); brother, Frank Cota; grandchildren, Sierra Brown(Robert), Trevor Owens, Christopher Owens (Meghan); 3 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Marshal (Ray); brother-in-law, Leroy Parrish (Waree); and numerous nieces and…

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Willard Van Mixon

Willard Van Mixon of Westville, FL passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 80 years old. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Brannon and Rev. Wilber Williams…

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Robert Jack Schrimsher

Robert Jack Schrimsher age 75 passed away on June 12, 2019 shortly after surgery at Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview. He is originally from Huntsville, Alamaba but has made his home and many acquaintances in Bonifay, Florida, Enville, Tennessee, Opp, Alabama and his last home in Chancellor, Alabama. He was born March 20, 1944. He…

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Shawn Alexander Hinton

Shawn Alexander Hinton passed away June 22. He was born on July 1, 1974, to James and Dorothy Hinton.  Shawn grew up in Opp, where he attended Opp High School. After receiving his high school diploma Shawn joined the U.S. Navy becoming an aircraft mechanic. He served in the Navy for 6 years.  Memories will…

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