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Obituaries
Friday - November 21, 2014
Davitz - Donald

Rev. Donald J. Davitz, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on November 21, 2014. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Donald & Dorothy Davitz and In-laws Frank & Mary Gothard.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Don graduated from West High School (1973) and The Ohio State University in 1978 with a degree in Education and taught 1 year at Westmoor Junior High School in Columbus. He joined the U S Air Force and served 20 years as a B52 pilot and taught at several schools at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery. He earned his Masters of Business from Central Michigan University. Don was a member of Aldersgate UMC for 22 years. He graduated seminary with Masters of Divinity and Theology degrees and served the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church as he pastored at Ramer UMC, Pinckard UMC, Frisco City UMC, Crawford UMC and Ebenezer UMC. 

Don will be missed by his wife Cheryl Gothard Davitz; Son and daughter-in-law, Zane and Hannah Davitz; Son Andrew Davitz; Godson, Phillip Lane; Uncles, Aunts, cousins and lots of friends and co-workers.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Aldersgate UMC at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Brian Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 10 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or The Independence Fund 6538 Collins Ave., Suite 187, Miami, FL 33141.

Wednesday - October 15, 2014
Posey - James A.

We are sorry to report the death one of Rev. James A. (Jim) Posey (retired) of Centreville, AL on October 15, 2014.  

The graveside service was October 18, 2014 at the New Live Oak Cemetery on Hwy. 22 in Selma, AL.   

He is survived by his wife, Vicci Posey of Centreville, AL; sons, James A. Posey, Jr. (Irene) of Gulf Shores, AL, John E. Posey (Rhonda) of Pine Level, AL, Chris Daggert (Karen) of Northport, AL and Mark Daggert (Taylor) of Clemmos, NC; daughters, Angela Posey of California and Lia Marquez (Chris) of California; brother, Travis Posey, Jr. of Texas; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Please keep the Posey family in prayers during this time.  

Wednesday - October 1, 2014
Warren - RC
Rev. RC Warren (retired), 87,  died October 1, 2014.  
 
Funeral arrangements will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Panama City. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 9 – 10 a.m. prior to the service. 
 

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Friday - August 22, 2014
Hale - Lowell Edgar

Rev. Lowell Edgar Hale (retired) passed away Friday, August 22, 2014.  

The viewing will be held today, August 28, 2014 6pm to 8pm at Mowell’s Funeral Home (180  Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA). Funeral services will be held tomorrow, August 29, 2014 at 2pm at Fayetteville First UMC (175 East Lanier Ave., Fayetteville, GA).  

Family hour/visitation will be on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Community Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL beginning at 12 noon until 2 PM.  Burial will follow at 4 PM  at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (2108 Pine Grove Road Sylacauga AL; a community of Odena).

He is survived by his wife, Martha.

Please keep the Hale Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

 

Saturday - August 16, 2014
Perry - James

James B. Perry, age 79, of Demopolis, died August 16, 2014. Services were held Monday, August 18, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Demopolis with Rev. David Willis and Rev. Gary Perry officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing.

He was born December 19, 1934 in Roanoke, Al. to the late James and Martha Williamson Perry.

He was preceded by his parents, James and Martha Williamson Perry.

He is survived by his wife, Bess Stockton Perry; daughters, Kathy (Randy) Morgan of Demopolis, Tammy Brown of Mobile, and Melissa Zorn of Lakeland, Fl.; sons, Jason (Janna) Perry of Spanish Fort, Jimmy (Brenda) Perry of Fairhope, Shane (Vickey) Perry of Spanish Fort; brothers, John Thomas Perry and Gary R. Perry of Opelika; grandchildren, 18; great-grandchildren, 7.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Heart Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, Tx., 75231 or the United Methodist Church, 200 East Decatur, Demopolis, Al.

 

 

Saturday - August 9, 2014
Jordan - Dennis Jerry

The Rev. Dennis Jerry Jordan, 64, of Lynbrook Drive, Brewton, passed away Saturday evening, August 9, 2014, at his residence after an extended illness. 

Funeral services were held on Tues., August 12, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Brother Stevie Cooper and Brother Ron Headley officiating.  Entombment will follow at a later time in Glory Hill Cemetery with Cravers Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

He was a native and life-long resident of Brewton and was an ordained minister with UMC Ministries.  He was a 1968 graduate of T. R. Miller High School and Jefferson Davis Community College.  He was also a graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary and also had attended The University Of Alabama.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Frankie McCall Jordan of Brewton; son, Chad (Lindsey) Jordan of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Barbara Jordan of Brewton; three grandchildren, Jason Jordan of Cantonment, Fla., and Samuel Connor Jordan and Hailey Elizabeth Jordan of East Brewton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ealom and Dru Ethel Jordan.

The family asks that you kindly omit flowers and instead, make memorial contributions in the name of “The Rev. Dennis Jerry Jordan” to International Fellowship Of Christian & Jews In Russia, P O Box 96105, Washington, D.C. 20090-6105 or online at www.ifcj.org or by phone at 1-800-486-8844.