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Obituaries 11-2-16

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Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. Margaret Ellen Thomas, 59, of Daviston died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Russell Medical Center, Alexander City. Funeral services were held at County Line Baptist Church, Wadley on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Ricky Cofield officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband: Edward Lewis, Daviston; one son: Quentin (Keisha) Thomas, Daviston; two brothers: Kenneth (Louise) Battle and Etheridge (Brunett) Knight both of Wadley; five sisters: Ophelia Lewis, Carolyn Drake, Mollie (Carey) Banks, Yvonne Battle & Geneva Hunter all of Wadley; two brothers-in-law: William Lewis, Alexander City and Haywood Woody, Mill Town; two sisters-in-law: Mary (Charles) Robertson, Wedowee and Betty Lewis, Wadley; two special friends: Dianna Baggett, Roanoke and Paula Russell, Goodwater; eight grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

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Vines Funeral Home, Inc., LaFayette, handled the arrangements.

Mr. Bowling

Mr. Edward Bowling, 80, of Abanda, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 in LaFayette. He was born in Chambers County April 6, 1936 to the late William Jess Bowling and the late Bernice Frances Sims Bowling. He was a member of the LaFayette Heights Baptist Church in LaFayette, he graduated from Milltown High School in May 1954. Served in the US Air Force and was an airplane mechanic while in the service, and was a retired truck driver. Funeral services will be held at the LaFayette Heights Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday November 2, 2016 with burial in the Abanda Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Howard officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Survivors are his wife Elizabeth Adams of Pensacola, Fl., daughter Tammy Butler of Newnan, Ga., step daughter Diane Norwood of Pensacola, Fl., step son Billy Alexander of Pace, Fl., 2 sisters Frances (James H. ) Williams of Opelika, Al., Rudene (Jack) Clanton of Opelika, Al., 3 step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers John Tom Bowling and Windol Reginald Bowling. On line condolences may be sent to jeffjonesfuneralhome.com
Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Sullivan

Mr. Jeremy Thomas Sullivan, age 41, of Valley passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. He was born on February 2, 1975 in Dothan, Alabama. Jeremy was an outstanding athlete during and after his high school years. He was a proud and avid Auburn University Football fan. He was a United States Army Veteran who served two tours of combat in Afghanistan. Jeremy attended theological seminary school and was later ordained as a minister. He was a member of The Bridge Church in Beulah and served as a Youth Pastor. He loved his God, his family, friends, and country. He is survived by his wife, Tia Teague Sullivan; parents, Thomas G. and Janice Lamb Sullivan; children, Tyler Sullivan, Jacob Sullivan, Jeremiah Luke Sullivan; stepchildren, Kaitlyn Webber, Garrett Key, Ryan Key; siblings, Gary (Bonnie) Sullivan, Lindsey (Joey) Sullivan Dicapua, Misty (Scott) Hobbs Jowers; grandson, Jax Tyler Sullivan. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:00P.M. (CST) 3:00P.M. (EST) at The Bridge Church with interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett. Pastor Bill Bryan officiated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Jeremy’s honor to St. Jude’s Hospital or to Alacare Hospice in Opelika.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley handled the arrangements.


Mrs. Warren

Mrs. Sara Jean Warren 79 of Auburn, died Saturday October 29, 2016 at her residence. Surrounded by her family, she entered into the Kingdom of our Almighty God. She was born on June 13, 1937 in Matthews, Alabama, to Jacob and Sara Elizabeth Spivey. She cherished her childhood surrounded by older brother Glenn Spivey, Younger Sister “Sissy”, Brenda Hall and Minnie Merle Callicutt. She grew up in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Jordon High School. It was in Columbus that she met and married the love of her life, Joel D. Warren. Sara Jean or Jean as her friends knew her, was the biological mother to Joel Michael Warren (Mike), Gregory Scott Warren (Gregg) and Teresa Jean Warren Williams but she was “Mother” to many. She was “Maw-Maw” to seven grandchildren: Mitch Williams, Austin Williams, Erin Williams, Anslee Warren Law (Justin), Michael Warren, Chandler Warren and Layton Warren. Her life was an encouragement to others. She had a heart to serve other people; always searching for opportunities to be a blessing, not only to her immediate family, but also to others in her community and workplace. She was always overflowing with loving compassion. It was impossible to be in her presence and not smile. Her life was a walking sermon. She certainly lived what she believed, and for that, she will always be remembered as one who made a difference in the world. Funeral services were held at 12 Noon Monday October 31, 2016 At the First Baptist Church in LaFayette, with burial in Prattville Memorial Gardens in Prattville, Alabama with the Rev. Jake Hall officiating. On line condolences may be sent to jeffjonesfunealhome.com

Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, was in charge of arrangements.