Area Obituaries

Richard Bowers

Richard Bowers, resident of Josephine, formerly of Opp, passed away on Aug. 6, 2017 in Mobile at the age of 64. Richard was born in Fort Benning, Ga. To Bonnie Inez and ID Bowers, on Aug. 21, 1952. He was raised in Opp. He was an Eagle Scout. After attending high school, Rick served his…

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Billie Faye Martin

  Mrs. Billie Faye Martin, age 78, of Concord, North Carolina, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at Carolina Health Care System Northeast in Concord, N.C. A funeral service for Mrs. Martin was conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel in Opp, with interment following at Bethel Cemetery at…

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David Williams

Mr. David Williams passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio. He was 43. Mr. Williams is survived by his adopted mother, Judy C. Williams (Mickey) Hudson of Samson formerly of Enterprise; biological father, William E. “Bear” Williams of Troy; maternal grandmother, Gloria Owens (Royce) Morgan of Samson / Sellersville; sister, Lorie Williams Thompson…

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Terry Lee Simmons

Mr. Terry Lee Simmons of Samson passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was 59. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Chancey and Rev. Steve Wegmann officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral…

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Annie Mae Grant Simmons

Annie Mae Grant Simmons of Geneva passed away on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 65. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Harvest Time Pentecostal Ministries with Rev. Joey Pettis and Rev. Donnie Earles officiating. Burial will follow in Leddon…

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James “Jimmy” Richard Sanchas

James “Jimmy” Richard Sanchas, age 49, of Geneva passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Chipley, Florida after bravely fighting a long battle with cancer. He was born August 24, 1967 in Rumford, Maine to parents Arthur and Dorothy (Dot) Sanchas and the youngest of 11 children. Jimmy enjoyed visiting flea markets, antiquing and gardening.…

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Albert ‘Al’ ‘June’ Messer Jr.

Mr. Albert ‘Al’ ‘June’ Messer, Jr., age 82, of Bonifay, Florida went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2017 at his home.  He was born September 7, 1934 in Black to the late Albert and Sallie Pippin Messer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Alton…

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Betty Lou Hatfield

Mrs. Betty Lou Hatfield of Hartford went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. She was 80. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. William Hart and Rev. Ricky Hall officiating. Burial followed in…

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Carrie McKnight Gilmore

Mrs. Carrie McKnight Gilmore of Geneva passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in a Dothan Hospital, at the age of 81. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Hacoda Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Cox and Bro. Chris Burghoff officiating. Mrs. Gilmore was born…

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Royce Wayne Day

Mr. Royce Wayne Day of Florala passed away on August 6, 2017 at the age of 62. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Jack Day officiating. Burial followed in the Earlytown Church of Christ Cemetery…

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