Obituaries for the Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 2, 2013


John Thomas Sellers, 67, a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and son, passed away on Tues., July 30, 2013, in Tuscaloosa.

Services to celebrate his life will be held at 9 a.m. today, Fri., Aug. 2, at Red Oak Baptist Church, with military honors, the Rev. Douglas Williams officiating, with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

He was born Aug. 20, 1945, in Mobile, to Beatrice Lucile Aughtman Sellers and Thomas Jackson Sellers. He attended Straughn High School. He later earned his associate of arts degree at Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College and baccalaureate degree from Faulkner University.

He served his country honorably for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force, earning numerous military decorations and citations, including the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He spent six years in foreign service, serving longest at bases in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. After retiring from the military, he continued his career in public service with the state of Alabama, assisting military veterans with finding employment.

He had a lifelong passion for reading and would rarely be found without a book nearby. He loved the outdoors, and spent his time fishing or hunting. He enjoyed discussing politics and current affairs, and participating in civic events. He proudly served other veterans as a member and officer of American Legion Post No. 123 in Tuscaloosa.

Most importantly, he loved the Lord, Jesus Christ. In his last months, he attended the Church of Christ in Geneva.

He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Rich) Rowe of Tallahassee, Fla; his son, Kevin (Tracie) Sellers of Moundville, his beloved grandchildren, Christopher Kevin Sellers of Moundville, Jackson Porter Rowe and Caroline Jordan Rowe of Tallahassee, Fla; his sisters, Carol (Herbert) Tart of Cumming, Ga; Pamela (Mac) Orange of Carrollton, Ga; Denese Sellers Maloy of Kinston; Jane (Keith) Chapman of Columbia; brother, David (Debra) Sellers of Seale; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or the CurePSP Foundation.

His family would like to give special thanks to the nurses, doctors and the staff of the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, and the staff of Hospice of West Alabama.

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Dwan Hudson, 59, of Andalusia passed away Tues., July 30, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Fri., Aug. 2, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Herring and The Rev. Jay Driver officiating. Interment will follow in Good News Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include, wife, Vicki Hudson of Andalusia; sons, Stephen (Krissy) Hudson of Andalusia, Dusty (Maggie) Hudson of Horn Hill; Brothers, John (Bobbie) Hudson of Wicksburg, and Dan (Wanda) Hudson of Montgomery; half-brother, Randall Hudson of Elba; sister, Teresa Brownlee of Opp; half-sister, Belinda (Jason) Williams of New Brockton; and grandchildren, Holly, Cody, Hunter, and Hayden.

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Curtis Capps, 74, of Pell City, died Wed., July 31, 2013.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., Aug. 3, at 11 a.m., from The Beacon of First United Methodist Church in Pell City, with interment to follow in Seddon Cemetery with Kilgroe Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beacon in Pell City.

Born in Red Level on March 17, 1939, he was CEO of Royal Sausage in Pell City and a member of Pell City First United Methodist Church and Harvest Center Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, DeAnna Ford Capps; son, Samuel C. Capps; two daughters, Robin Capps Saunders and Rebecca L. Capps; four brothers, William Capps, Kenneth Capps, Clifford Capps and Bennie Capps; a sister, Jennifer Morgan; and four grandchildren, Chasidy Capps, Mary Shay Capps, Ashley Saunders and Alex Saunders.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lakeside Hospice, P.O. Box 544, Pell City, Ala. 35125 or St. Vincent’s Foundation, St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital, 2800 University Blvd. Suite 304, Birmingham, Ala. 35233, or by telephone at 205-939-7825. Please mark all donations “In Memory of Curtis Capps.”

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