Rev. Bobby Holladay (retired) passed away October 27, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Jane.
Funeral services will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Opelika, AL on Friday, November 1, 2013. The family will have visitation from 10:00 AM (CT) to 11:00 AM with the service to follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at the cemetery in his home town of Petrey, AL at 3:00 PM following the funeral service.
Please keep the Holladay Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Rev. Andy Paul Watford, a resident of Dothan, died September 11, 2013 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 47.
Funeral services were held September 13, 2013 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Reverends Larry Newton and Addis Habbard officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Burial followed in Big Creek United Methodist Church cemetery with Southern Heritage directing.
Andy was born to Bennie Paul and Jimmie Thomley Watford on December 25, 1965 and was a lifelong resident of Houston County. He owned and operated Watford Welding and drove bus #886 for Rehobeth. Andy also pastored Rocky Creek United Methodist Church where he loved to sing and play the guitar. He loved family and friends and truly enjoyed life to the fullest.
Andy is preceded in death by his father, Bennie Paul Watford.
Survivors include his wife, Olivia Watford, Dothan; two sons, Evan Paul Watford and Noah B. Watford, Dothan; mother, Jimmie Watford, Southern Junction; sister, Cyndia Watford, Southern Junction; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Rev. Thomas E. Smith passed away July 3, 2013 and was serving as a local pastor in the Baypines District. He is survived by his wife, Sybil.
Visitation was July 5, 2013 at Cravers Funeral Home in Brewton, AL. Service was held July 6, 2013 at Cravers Funeral Home beginning at 11 am.
William A. 'Bill' Young met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 17, 2013.
Bill was born on July 30, 1927, in Festus, Miss., to the late Rev. D.C. Young and Sara McLean Young.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lillian; son, Drew Young; daughters, JoAnn Young-Uszuko (Mark) and Cathy Hall; grandchildren, Rob Alti (Marta), Jody Hall, Luke Hall, Kaitlen, Hailey, Alyssa and D.J. Uszuko; great-grandchildren, Cynthia and Moses Alti, and Billie Hall; brothers, David (Laura) Young and Bonner (Dianne) Young; and sister-in law, Euris Young.
Many thanks to the nurses and staff of Regency Hospice for providing loving care to Bill and the family.
A celebration of life was held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Glendale Presbyterian Church. Pastor Bill Richoux and the Rev. John D. Reese officiated.
The family requests memorial gifts to Camp Victory, 363 Victory Circle, Samson, AL 36477.
Rev. Charles R. Wimberly, 79, of Lynn Haven, FL and formerly of Ashford, AL passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Andrews Nursing Facility.
Funeral services were held June 18, 2013 at Cedar Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Daniel officiating . Burial followed in the church cemetery with Robert Byrd directing. The family received friends from 7 - 8:30 pm on Monday June 17 at Sunset Funeral Home.
Rev. Wimberly was born November 14, 1933 in Ashford, AL and lived there the early years of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years. Following his return he became a Methodist minister and was a pastor for over 38 years until recently. He has resided in Lynn Haven, FL for the past 10 years. Rev. Wimberly was preceded in death by a son Carl Wimberly, and his wife Mary Wimberly and his first wife Edna Wimberly.
Survivors include his son Ken Wimberly and his wife Kathy of Dothan; grandchildren, Kaleb Wimberly and his wife Lindsay, Jake Wimberly and his wife Brittany, Jessica McLemore, Shelby McLemore, and Ashley McLemore; a great-grandson, John David Wimberly; brothers, Milton Wimberly and Reginald King; several nieces and nephews.
Dr. Nicholas Robert Holler, 74, of Auburn, died on Tuesday morning, June 4, at East Alabama Medical Center.
Dr. Holler loved and gave himself fully to two careers, first as a wildlife biologist and then a congregational care minister, as well as served in the United States Army. In 1973 he received a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the field of Zoology. He worked as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1970 to 1993, and served as Unit leader of the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University from 1985 to 1998, as well as a professor of Zoology and Wildlife Sciences. Dr. Holler was consecrated as a Diaconal Minister in 1998 after completing his foundational course of study at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and later transitioned to Deacon. In 1998 he was hired by Auburn United Methodist Church to implement and develop a Congregational Care Ministry. Many in the community have felt the church's love through the ministry he pioneered. He retired from his position with the church in 2009.
Dr. Holler was born in Plymouth, Indiana and preceded in death by his mother and father Margaret (Flaig) Holler and Nicholas J. Holler, as well as his siblings, Elizabeth Bryan, Edward Holler, and Lydia Walch. He leaves behind his wife, Margaret Holler, to whom he was married for thirty years; his daughters, Jeanette Culpepper and Nicole Holler-Garzon, and two son-in laws, Tim Culpepper and Luis Garzon. He also leaves a sister, Marge Stephens, two grandchildren, Courtney and Presley Culpepper, and many family members whom he dearly loved.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Auburn United Methodist Church with a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. A visitation will also be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to S.I.F.A.T. (Servants in Faith and Technology), Wounded Warrior Project, The Nature Conservancy, or Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve.