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Obituaries
Sunday - March 16, 2014
Mixson - Rex

Dr. Rex M. Mixson passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Dothan Alabama surrounded by his family. 

Rex was a retired United Methodist Minister, having served over fifty years. He was the pastor of churches throughout south Alabama and northwest Florida, including churches in Ozark, Selma, Pensacola, Enterprise, Panama City and Marianna. In addition, he served as the District Superintendent of the Pensacola and Troy Districts. He was committed to serving God and others. He was a graduate of Troy University and received the honor of Alumnus of the Year in 1973. His legacy will be carried on by others for generations through the lives of countless people to whom he ministered and mentored. 

Rex is survived by his wife, Jo Dismukes Mixson, of Taylor, Alabama and his three children and their spouses, Steve Mixson of Tampa, Florida, Martha and Steve Wakefield of Alpharetta, Georgia, and David and Sue Mixson of Madison, Alabama. He was also the proud grandfather of six adoring grandchildren, Amy Mixson Warters, Kristin Mixson, Jackson and Reagan Wakefield, and Maddie and Drew Mixson. He was also proud to become the great-grandfather of Bradley Warters, the newest addition to his family. Rex is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Pat Mixson of New Brockton, Alabama. His family will forever be grateful for his guidance, direction and unconditional love.

Rex was blessed to also have an extended family that truly became his family after his marriage to Jo Dismukes Mixson. Rex loved Richard Dismukes, Geary Dismukes, and Sheila Segrest, all of Taylor, Alabama. He loved their children and grandchildren as his own. What an incredible blessing they were to him.

Rex was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Davenport Mixson and his parents, Earl and Nora Mixson.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 4 to 6 PM.

A service to celebrate Rex’s extraordinary life will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Ozark First United Methodist Church with Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Old Tabernacle Cemetery Fund, 11592 Hwy. 51, New Brockton, AL 36351 or Ozark First United Methodist Church, 167 E. Broad Street, Ozark, AL 36360.

 

Wednesday - March 5, 2014
Pugh - Glen

Rev. Glen Pugh, pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL, died March 5, 2014. 

A lunch was served in the Aldersgate Christian Activity Center March 8, 2014.  Visitation followed in the Sanctuary. Funeral servicesl began at 2:00pm CST.  

Please continue to keep his wife, Carla, their children, Hunter and Hillary, the Aldersgate United Methodist Church family, and churches he previously served in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Monday - February 17, 2014
Newsome - Doug
Rev. Doug Newsome (retired) passed away Monday evening, February 17, 2014.  Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Byrd Funeral Home beginning at 6pm until 8pm.  Funeral services will be Friday, February 21, 2014 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church beginning at 2pm.
 
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the following churches:
Tabernacle UMC, 4205 S. Brannon Stand Rd., Dothan, AL  36305
Winslette Chapel UMC, 296 Judge Logue Rd, Newton, AL  36352; or
Cloverdale UMC, 102 Rollins Ave, Dothan, AL  36301 
 
All active and retired ministers and spouses will be honorary pall bearers.  

 

Thursday - February 6, 2014
Seymour - Doug

We are sorry to report the death of Rev. Doug Seymour.  Rev. Seymour ( retired) passed February 6, 2014.  Funeral services were held Feburary 15 at Good News UMC. Interment was February 17 at Barrancas Naval Base.  

Wednesday - January 29, 2014
Belflower - Charlie

We are sorry to report the death of Rev. Charlie Belflower.  Rev. Belflower died January 29, 2014.  Rev. Belflower was currently serving the Midway Circuit in the Dothan District.

Visitation will be held February 1 at Chapman Funeral Home (Eufaula) beginning at 3 until 6pm.  Funeral services will be February 2, 2014 beginning at 2pm CST at Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, GA.  Flowers will be accepted.   

 

Thursday - December 26, 2013
Reece - Carrie

Carrie Lynne Chandler Reece, age 36, born in Mobile, AL and a resident of Bay Minette, AL died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at North Baldwin Infirmary. She was currently serving as the pastor at Summerdale United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Judson Benjamin Ben Reece of Bay Minette, AL; her parents, Michael W. and Cathy Little Chandler of Bay Minette, AL; her sister, Catherine Michelle Chandler Jones of Spanish Fort, AL and her mother-in-law, Ethel Vandyke Reece of Bay Minette, AL.

Funeral services were held December 30, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Bay Minette with Reverend Cory Smith and Dr. Henry Cox officiating. Burial followed at Pine Grove Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service.  

Pallbearers included A.J. Keith, Frank Atchison, Matt Jones, Chad Stewart, Wade Stewart and Johnny Resmondo. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pilots for Christ, P.O. Box 707, Monroeville, AL 36461 or to Summerdale United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 176, Summerdale, AL 36580.

Funeral arrangements by Norris Funeral Home, 402 E. 2nd St., Bay Minette, AL 36507, 251-937-9596.