Obituaries for Tues., Aug. 31

Published 9:59 pm Monday, August 30, 2010


Carl Dale Ammons, 53, of Loango, born Dec. 30, 1956, in Weslaco, Texas, passed away suddenly from this life at 7:49 p.m., on Fri., Aug. 27, 2010, at the Southeast Medical Center in Dothan, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was a graduate of Red Level High School, Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College and Auburn University at Montgomery, where he graduated with honors.

He was a lifelong Alabama fan who loved to float down the river with his son and his brothers. He worked for many years with the State of Alabama as a chemist, but later moved from Montgomery to Loango to help his mother in any way possible and always made every possible effort to look out for every member of his family. And while science was his main love, science fiction, computers and old-time rock-n-roll were a close second.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Gregory; his son, Elijah Thoreau Ammons of Millbrook; his sister, Peggy Ann Armstrong of Enterprise; and brothers, John Ervin Ammons of Slapout, Ala., Carmen Ray Ammons of Andalusia, Jimmy Lee Ammons, Charles James Ammons and Billy Joe Ammons, all of Loango; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carmen Ammons of Red Level in 2000; and a brother, Allen Wayne Ammons of Red Level, who died in a traffic accident in 1983.

To honor his love of science, Mr. Ammons elected to donate his body to science. As a result, he will be cremated, and a memorial service announced at a later date.


Mamie Hall Wahl, 58, of Andalusia, died Thurs., Aug. 26, 2010, in a Dothan Hospital. Funeral services were held Sun., Aug. 29, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating. Interment will follow at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Hall; and her sister, Laura Zampieri.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Wahl of Andalusia; three sons, Brad Wahl of Ringgold, Ga., Todd Wahl of Andalusia and Adam (Leanne) Wahl of Omaha, Neb.; her four grandchildren, Brent Wahl of Andalusia, Trystan Wahl, Keena Wahl and Kodee Wahl, all of Omaha; mother, Margaret Hall of Mobile; brother, Howard E. Hall Jr. of Orange Beach; sister, Camille McGuire of Mobile; niece, Tessa Zampieri; and nephew, Jay McGuire.

Special music was provided by the hand bell choir of First Baptist Church, directed by Dwight Crigger; Don Lingle, soloist; and Jeanice Kirkland, organist.