Area Obituaries

Johnnie Faye Avant

Johnnie Faye Avant, 83, of Indian Springs Village, Alabama, and former resident of Kinston, Alabama, passed away on April 15, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the First Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Donald Gainey and Rev. James T. Davis officiating, and Pittman…

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June Faulk Schroeder

June Faulk Schroeder, age 85, a resident of Troy, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Sunday, April 11, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. Memorial Services for Mrs. Schroeder will be held Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12 pm in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy, with Dr. Ross…

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John Howard Harrison

Mr. John Howard Harrison, age 83, of Opp, Alabama passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 in a Dothan hospital. Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, Retha Carnley Harrison; son and daughter-in-law, Shaun Eric Harrison and Melissa; daughters and sons-in-law, Pammy Harrison Powell and Howard, and Angela Harrison Butler and Kevin; grandchildren, Jonathon Chambless and…

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Lillian Eason

Lillian Eason passed away on Good Friday April 2, 2021 surrounded by her family. She lived 89 years and, during those years, gave so much love and compassion, we are all so truly blessed to have had her in our lives! To know her was to love her and be loved by her! Lillian was…

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Darryl Royce Wise

Darryl Royce Wise of Samson, AL passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021. He was 59 years old. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery…

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Sandra Gail Helms

Sandra Gail Helms loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Passed from this earth to her eternal heavenly home in the early morning hours of April 10, 2021.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Smith Chapel Assembly of God. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Warren Holloway…

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Glover Laird

Glover Laird, 81 of Lacy Lakeview, a retired school teacher, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at a local hospice facility in Waco. Visitation will be 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8th  at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 9th at…

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Clarice Rainer

Clarice Rainer, known with her twin sister, Alice, as The Rainer Twins, died Saturday, April 3, 2021. They were born on August 28, 1932 in Opp, Alabama to the late Robert Samuel and Mattie Lee Cobb Rainer. They graduated from Opp High School in 1950. They earned their music degrees at the University of Montevallo…

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Jerry Thorn

Mr. Jerry Thorn, age 74, of the Babbie Community died Friday, April 2, 2021 at Flowers Hospital. Mr. Thorn is survived by his wife, Glenda Solomon Thorn; daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie Stephenson and Danny, and Amanda King and Robbie; sisters, Patricia Paul, Rachel Thorn Mears, Elaine and Dosha Peavy (Rodney); brother, Herschel Thorn (Vickie); and…

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Tony Wiggins

Mr. Tony Wiggins, age 62, of Opp, Alabama passed away Sunday, April 3, 2021 in Roanoke Health and Rehab. Tony is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Justin Jackson and Jamie; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy Parker and Jeff; grandson, Jamison Parker Jackson; and nieces and nephews, Holt Parker, Jaci Parker, Cole Wiggins, Caleb Wiggins and…

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