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.
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.
Rev. Clarence Burrell, age 76, of Sawyerville, died June 12, 2014, at home. Services werre held Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Bass Tabernacle Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Akron. Burial followed in Jackson Chapel Cemetery with Gandy Funeral Home directing. He is survived by his wife, Brenda.
We are sorry to report the death of Rev. Hampton Kicklighter (retired). Hamp died June 9, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Suzy.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery beginning at 1:00 PM. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM.
Please keep the Kicklighter Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Robert Edward Hendricks, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, died at home June 7, 2014 on his 83rd birthday. He was born to Eugene and Mary Dozier Hendricks in Jay, Florida, the youngest of nine children. Robert graduated from Pensacola Junior College in 1951, Troy State Teachers College in 1952, and Emory University Candler School of Theology in 1956.
As a student, Robert entered the Methodist ministry and served as pastor of several Methodist Churches in Alabama. Upon graduation from seminary, he entered the U.S. Air Force Chaplaincy. After training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he served at McClellan AFB, California; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Eglin AFB, Florida; the Air Force Academy, Colorado; Ramstein AB, Germany; Keesler AFB, Mississippi; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Norton AFB, California; Scott AFB, Illinois; Langley AFB, Virginia; and Eglin AFB again, from which he retired in 1986. Upon retirement, he became the pastor of The Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach for seventeen years and retired from that position on December 31, 2001.
Robert, who became known as Bob when he entered the Air Force, married Barbara Ann Rodgers of Pine Level, Alabama, in June 1954. They have three children: Rodger Eugene, Christine Roberta, and Lynn Ann.
Bob is survived by his wife; Barbara; his son Rodger and wife Linda of Archer, Florida; daughter Christine of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; and daughter Lynn and husband Gregory Porter and their sons Seth, Brice, and Justin of Daphne, Alabama. His sister Frances Kilpatrick of Huntsville, Alabama, also survives, along with several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by two brothers who died in childhood and another who died in infancy, as well as three other brothers and a sister.
A Memorial Service will be held for Bob at the Point Washington United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 12, at 11 AM, followed by a reception in The Stephen Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Point Washington UMC, 1290 North Highway 395, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 or The Community Church, POB 1723, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
Jones, Rev. Joseph "Joel," age 85, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. He served over 50 years as a minister in the Alabama-West Florida conference of the United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Huggins Jones; his children, Julie Mogren, Keith Jones, and Janeen Stewart; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation, P.O. Box 242661, Montgomery, AL 36124.