Obituaries for Tues., June 14, 2011

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Marshall K. Skinner, 58, of Destin, Fla., passed away in his home of natural causes while sleeping early Sunday morning, June 5, 201.

He was born at the Pensacola Naval station in Pensacola Beach, Fla., on Feb. 22, 1953, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Skinner.

He founded and owned Shoreline Appraisal Company and worked as an independent residential real estate appraiser for more than 32 years.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Nancy Skinner, and his daughter Julie Dyas of New York City. Survivors also include his loving parents, Charles and Margaret Skinner of Birmingham; his sisters, Jane Ivey of Lake Mary, Fla., and Susan Preston of Birmingham; his brother, Brian Skinner of Springville, Ala., and many other extended family members.

He was active in the Destin community, specifically the Dolphin Point Condominium Association, where he served on the homeowners’ board for many years. He was also active in the Stillwater’s community at Lake Martin, where he participated in numerous boating and waterfront preservation activities. He was also a skilled marksman, who enjoyed wing shooting, as well as sporting clays.

A memorial service was held on Tues., June 7, at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Destin. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or the American Heart Association.

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Annie Clyde Brewer Adams, 93, of the Antioch Community, died Thurs., June 9, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sun., June 12, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Grady B. Adams Jr.; her parents, two brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Grady Bennie (Sarah) Adams III and Thomas Ray Adams of Deatsville; one sister, Jane Brewer Beckman of Pensacola, Fla.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Mary Ann Jones.


Benjamin Clay “Ben” Weed, 50, of the Red Oak Community, died Sat., June 11, 2011, in a Dothan hospital.

Funeral services will be held today, Tues., June 14, at 11 a.m. from the Red Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Clyde Northrop and the Rev. Eugene Meadows officiating. Interment will be in the Red Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Weed; one son, Hunter Cheshire; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Weed; his sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Randall Copeland; his niece, Ashley Copeland; his nephews, David (Shelly) Copeland and Adam Copeland; his great nephew, Judd Copeland, all of Andalusia.

Pallbearers will be Josh Cheshire, Branden Cheshire, Jody Jackson, Jerry Norris, Darrell Smithart and Scott Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Woodham, Joseph Powell Jr., Randall Copeland and Austin Whitehurst.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The American Liver Foundation, c/o Beth Derosa, 39 Broadway , Suite 2700, New York, New York, 10006.

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Caudie Faye Jackson Middleton died on June 12, 2011, at her residence in Georgiana.

Graveside services will be held Wed., June 15, at 10 a.m., from the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

A native of the South community in Covington County, she moved to Georgiana after marrying John Elmer Jackson in 1948. She was the only daughter of Daisy Pearl and Joe Sephus Jackson.

She was proud that her roots ran deep in Covington County. She was the granddaughter of Emily Frances Lord and John L. Hitson and Sara Ann Narramore and John C. Jackson. She was a descendant of several Civil War soldiers and William Lord, a Maryland patriot.

She was a supportive wife to her husband, Elmer, and helped him in his career with the L&N Railroad. She was a friend to many people, assisting them in business and medical concerns. She kept a lovely home and enjoyed gardening, canning and crafts. She had an inquisitive mind and read extensively on history and medicine. She was also a friend to animals and cared for many of them over the years.

Predeceased by her husband; her daughter, Norma Jean Barnes Gillespie; and her only brother, Curtis McCoy “Coy” Jackson, she is survived by her daughter, Emily Patricia Ann Barnes Nolan of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; her granddaughter and caregiver, Pamaca Celeste Nolan; grandsons, Mark, Guy and Phillip and her other granddaughter, Melissa; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Butler County Humane Society, PO Box 264, Greenville, AL 36037.

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Grider Bragg Wilson, 65, died Mon., June 13, 2011, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held on Wed., June 15, at 11 a.m., at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Judson Blackstock officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.

He was lifelong resident of Covington County. He graduated from Straughn High School in 1964 and from the University of South Alabama in 1972. He served four years as a Marine and also served a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sheila Rabren Wilson; his sister, Cherry Wilson Chandler of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; his brother-in-law, Don Parsons of Andalusia; his sister-in-law, Sherry (Tom) Flowers of Montgomery; his nieces, Kellye (Mickey) Sharpe of Andalusia, Lee Flowers of Tallahassee, Fla., and Lacy Chandler Green of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; his nephews, Jeff (Bonnie) Flowers of Madison and Jon (Leigh Ann) Parsons of Montgomery.

He was preceded in death by his parents Woodrow “Pres” and Ethlyn Gridwer Wilson; his sister-in-law, Scarlett Parsons, and his brother-in-law, Harold Rabren.

Flowers or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Comfort Care Hospice or the charity of one’s choice will be accepted.

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