Nell Elizabeth Beasley
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Nell Elizabeth Beasley, 80, of Pensacola, died April 29, 2008 at a local hospital. Nell was born in Dunbarton, S.C. to Charles Ustus LeCroy and Evelyn Morgan. She moved to Pensacola in 1956, and was a teacher in Pine Forest, Woodham and Blount Schools in Pensacola, and McKenzie High School in Alabama. She retired after more than 30 years of teaching. She was a longstanding member of the garden club, a flower show judge and a member of the First Baptist Church of Pensacola.
Mrs. Beasley was a graduate of Montevallo and Advanced Education at the University of Southern Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Verble Beasley. She is survived by her son, Charles Verble Beasley and wife Mihwa; sister-in-law, Eloise LeCroy; nephew, Wesley Hudson; grandchildren Heather Davis and husband, Albert Marcus Beasley, and great-grandchildren, Kelsy, A.J., Ethan Davis and Cheyton Beasley.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Elizabeth Primitive Baptist Church in McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Elizabeth Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Hwy, is in charge of the arrangements.
James E. Reynolds
Graveside services for Lt. Col. James Emmett Reynolds, AUS, ret. 1918-2007, will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery of Fort Deposit, AL. Bishop Paul Duffey and Reverend Fred Fuller will officiate. Full military honors
will be presented.
The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.
Elizabeth W. W. Searcy
Elizabeth Wilkinson Ware Searcy died May 3, 2008 at St. James Place in Baton Rouge, La. She was born to Eva Lyle to David Gaston Wilkinson in Selma on February 4, 1911. Known to her family and friends as &uot;Ludie,&uot; she received a degree in English and History from Judson College. She taught school, then went on to be active in church and community affairs serving as president of the Officers’ Wives Club, where was named Army Woman of the Year in San Pedro, Calif. Through her work in the assistance league, she was named Woman of the Year in Downey, Calif. She helped to organize the Assistance League in Hemet, Calif., and with her husband, Ralfe Searcy, helped to establish St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Sun City, Calif. While living in Birmingham she was active in the Retired Officers’ Wives Club, Chapter F of PEO, and St Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church. Ludie was known for her talents in flower arranging, giving book reviews and programs, and her expertise in bridge.
Her gracious and generous hospitality was legendary.
Ludie is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Eva Lyle Wilkiinson Harris and her husbands James Elliot Ware and Ralfe Clayton Searcy Jr. She is survived by her sister, Mary Murphy Wilkinson Weaver, children, James Ware Searcy, Kathleen Ware Searcy Petznick and George Paul Petznick and Elizabeth Searcy Harriosn and George W. Harrison IV.
Grandchildren include Paul Gaston Petznick and Eliza Pascall Petznick, Charlotte Petznick Maxwell and Larry Maxwell, James Lyle Petznick, Eva Lyle Searcy, May Harrison Bruser and Jeremy Bruser. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, beloved nieces and a nephew. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 16, 2008 at St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church, 1910 12th Avenue South, Birmingham. IN lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church for Friends of St. Martins, P.O. Box 55245 Birmingham, AL 35255.