Obituaries for Jan. 17, 2013

Published 6:11 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2013




Betty Faye Jernigan Cammack, age 86, a longtime resident of Andalusia, died Jan. 15, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Hybart Cammack Sr., her parents, Walter Wilson and Myrtle Lewis Jernigan, her brother, Charles Wilson Jernigan, and niece, Robin Parham Park.

She is survived by her sons, Walter C. Cammack (Susan) of Andalusia, William V. Cammack (Sue) of Panama City, Fla., Jack Blackmon Jr., of Ozark, daughters Carol Cope (Tony) of Auburn, and Diane Weant (Ferrell) of Dozier. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michelle Jackson (Eric), Jennifer Bradley (Tony), Lindsey Reeves (Joey), Will Cammack, Blake Cammack, Preston Cope, Ella Grace Cope, Cole Weant; great-grandchildren John and Payton Jackson, Marion, Eli, Jude, and Luke Bradley, Ocean Reeves; her sister, Sharon Parham (John) of Andalusia, a step-grandson, Brian Pope (Stephanie) and step-great-grandchildren Piper and Preslee Pope and nieces Kimberly Payne (Rick) and Whitney Olson (John).

Mrs. Cammack attended Troy University, completed Perry Business School and loved being a substitute teacher for several years in the Andalusia City School System. A resident of Savannah Terrace, she was honored to be named the first Queen, “Ms. Savannah Terrace” in 2011. She cherished her family and loved working in her flower garden.

A time of visitation is planned for 10 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 19, 2013, at Foreman Funeral Home with services to follow in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Stone Lake Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Brother Billy Boles with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons and sons-in-law.

Remembrances may be made to the Robin Parham Park Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cadence Bank of Andalusia, 1135 Martin Luther King Jr., Expressway Andalusia, AL 36420, or Comfort Care Hospice.

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Mrs. Tammy Jowers Williamson, age 42, of Red Level and formerly of Opp, died Mon., Jan. 14, 2013, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

A funeral service for Williamson will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 18, at South Church of God near Red Level.

Carl Turman, Nathan Headrick and Billy Fortune will officiate. Interment will follow in the South Church of God Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Wyatt Funeral Home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Jones, Lamar Williams, Keith Williamson, Richie Lawson, Sean Stokes and Robert Morris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremiah Jones, Jonathan Williamson and Garrett Legault.

Williamson is survived by her husband, Stacy Williamson; parents, Lavaughn and Patricia Jowers; sister and brother-in-law Melanie Jowers Jones and Jimmy; grandmother, Fay Jowers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lamar and Norma Williamson and Keith and Denise Williamson; mother-in-law, Carrie M. Williamson; nephews, Jeremiah Jones, Jonathan Williamson and Garrett Legault; nieces, Marlee Williamson, Jaden Lawson, Katie Williamson and Isabella Lawson.

The family will be receiving friends at the home of Lavaughn and Patricia Jowers at 20755 Oliver Taylor Road off of Highway 84.

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Betty Sue Evans, 86, resident of Panama City, Fla., died Jan. 12, 2013.

A graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Jan. 18, at Greenwood Cemetery in Florala.

She was born in Florala on Jan. 11, 1927. She was the sixth child of John Henry and Vera Lee Evans. She had four sisters and one brother, all older than she. In fact, her nearest sibling was 10-years older than Betty Sue. Needless to say, she was the favorite of the family.

Her first 12 years of school were spent in Florala, her hometown. After graduating from Florala High School, she entered Judson College in Marion. She later transferred to Montevallo College, now University of Montevallo, where she graduated with a degree in social studies. After her first year of teaching, she decided to enter graduate school at Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. Her next adventure in teaching was spent on Gunter Mountain at the Grant Daughters of the American Revolution School in Alabama. Along with her duties as a teacher, she was required to teach a Sunday school class and help with rummage sales monthly.

Soon, she found her niche in Panama City, Fla. There, she taught at Everett Junior High as a classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a guidance counselor.

When Rutherford High School was built, she was selected as a member of the founding faculty. Rutherford was her heart and soul for many years. Later in her career, she transferred to Bay High School until she retired.

At Rutherford and Bay High, she served as social studies department chairperson. Her legacy as a dedicated educator brought her the love and respect of many faculty members and students.

Some of her greatest pleasures were encountering former students, hearing them reminisce about their days in Ms. Evans’ classroom and having them update her on their life quests. Today, she remains a most important educational influence in her students’ lives.

Along with teaching, she found great pleasure in being a daughter, sister and aunt. After retiring, she became involved in the world of genealogy and travel. She eventually compiled the results of her research into treasured notebooks for each of her nieces and nephews.

In addition to being an outstanding teacher and successful genealogical researcher, she was a member of the Bay County (Fla.) Retired Educators, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Vera Lee Griñìn Evans; her sisters, Verna Mae Evans Clepper, Vehna Lee Evans, Mary Louise Evans Howell and Sybil Eugenia Evans Meredith; and one brother, John Truman Evans.

She is survived by her longtime close friend, Thelma Bruce; 13 nieces and nephews, L. D. Clepper, Mary Lee Clepper Bergeron, Jean Evans Hofstad, John Truman Evans, Jr., Becky Evans Cassady, Henry Evans, Joy Evans Woodham, Bob Meredith, Barbara Meredith Nichols, Katy Sue Meredith Wells, Pam Meredith Brannon and Cindy Meredith Thompson and Velma Howell Caviness; and many, many grand nieces and nephews and great­-grand nieces and great-grand nephews.

The family welcomes flowers, c/o Evans Family at 501 3rd Street, Florala, or donations made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.



Belinda Moye, age 43, of Andalusia died unexpectedly at her residence on Wed., Jan. 16, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home.



Virgil Eugene Payne, 73, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., Jan. 13, 2013 at his residence.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 22, 2013 at the River Falls Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Douglass officiating the service. The family will meet with friends before and after the service at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Payne of Andalusia, his sons and daughter-in-law, Geoffrey Eugene Payne, John Allen and Stella Payne, Samuel Payne; his daughters, Dawn Marie Rosenberg, Tamela Sue Batson, Amy Joanne Payne, and Amy Michele Payne; four grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Dwight Lemarr and Claudia Payne of Eaton Rapids, Mich.

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