Obituaries for Sat., Feb. 12, 2011

Published 1:00 pm Friday, February 11, 2011


J. C. “Billy” Brooks, 94, died on Feb. 10, 2011.

He lived most of his life in the Carolina Community south of Andalusia. His work career was in the textile industry in Andalusia and Opp. He appreciated the country life and operated a cattle farm for many years. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and many other outdoor activities. He had been a resident of the Somerville Community in Morgan County for the past 20 years before entering assisted living facilities in Huntsville. He was a Christian all his adult life.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mittie Huggins Brooks, in 2002, as well as their daughter, Dr. Linda Brooks, in 1988.

He is survived by two sons and their wives, Lehn and Diana Brooks of Huntsville and Lloyd and Margie Brooks of Somerville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery at 10 a.m., on Mon., Feb. 14, 2011. He will be laid to rest in the family plot.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Linda Y. Brooks Endowment Fund, President’s Office, Faulkner University, Montgomery AL, 36109.


Martin Wayne “Marty” Stephens, 47, of Perry St., Andalusia, died Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, in a local hospital.

Funeral services were held Fri., Feb. 11, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Horace Franklin officiating and interment following at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Franklin of Andalusia; father, Wayne Stephens of Andalusia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gina Stephens (Terry) Bradley of Andalusia and Margo Stephens (Mark) Anderson of Opp; brothers, Steve Bryant of Andalusia and Rex Bryant of Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; eight nieces and nephews, Courtney (Edwin) Perry, Jessica (Josh) Steele, Dayton Anderson, Zachary Bryant, Christopher Bryant, Joshua Bryant, Dereick Bradley and Tasha Boroff.

Pallbearers were Dayton Anderson, Zachary Bryant, Edwin Perry, Joshua Steele, Paul Brown, Russell McGlamery and Dereick Bradley.