Obits for Fri., Sept. 13, 2013

Published 7:41 am Friday, September 13, 2013


Wayne Lynn, known as “Grumpy” to those closest to him, passed away Sept. 3, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 14, at New Providence Baptist Church in Paul, with the Rev. Ed Ganus, officiating and Trahan Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 14, 1942, in Moss Point, Miss., and grew up in Red Level. He was the youngest child of a Baptist minister, and the description “son of a preacher man” – alas –fit him to a “T.” Teachers and principals experienced firsthand his mischievous pranks but, despite the intervention of his parents, he charmed his way out of a number of sticky situations and managed to excel in his classes. Decades later, his teachers still recalled him with great fondness.

In 1960, he joined the Army National Guard, serving his country for four years. His career was spent in telecommunications, first as a technician and later as a central office engineer. His customers would ask for him by name, for he left a mark on everyone he worked with.

He took his beautiful high-school sweetheart, Brenda Bennett, to the prom, and then married her in 1960. Their union lasted 53 years. As his health declined, she became his constant caregiver, never leaving his side. His wife and family were the center of his life, followed closely by his camp house, boiled peanuts and Alabama Crimson Tide football.

His parents, Emery and Mildred Lynn, preceded him in death.

He leaves many behind who cherish his memory: his wife, Brenda; children, Caron Sjoberg, Sandy Lynn (Juliann) and Christi Lynn; great nephews, Josh and Dylon Jackson; grandchildren, Brittany Miller, Aaron and Andrew Lynn; brother, Don Lynn; and many close relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff and doctors of Covenant Hospice for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Council on Aging of WFL.



William Suber “Bill” Huggins, 86, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Sept. 9, 2013, at his home in Union City, Tenn., surrounded by his family, who were holding his hand, and his loving wife who never left his side.

Services will be held on Sat., Sept. 14, at the Cedar Grove Church of Christ in Andalusia, with visitation from noon and services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery. His son, Dan Huggins, will officiate.

He was born in Andalusia on Nov. 21, 1926. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, Sammy Dewitt and Vera Mae Garrett Huggins; his younger brother, Samuel Farris Huggins, and Farris’ wife, Linda.

He was a member of the Exchange St. Church of Christ in Union City, Tenn., for the past five years. He retired after 62 years of preaching beginning at the age of 18. He preached for several churches of Christ throughout the southeast. He served in World War II as Private First Class medic. He was a graduate of Faulkner University (formerly Alabama Christian College and Montgomery Bible School).

He is survived by 13 great-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; his brother, Horace (Doris) Huggins of Athens; his sister, Jeannette (Harold) Pierce of Dothan; four children and their spouses, Gail and James Wroten of Booneville, Miss., Marilyn and T.J. Senter of Hot Springs, Ark., Loretta and Jerry Tennison of Marietta, Ga., and Dan and Julie Huggins of Union City, Tenn.

He was married to his wife of 64 years and three months, Dorothy Campbell Huggins.

Pallbearers will be Blake Huggins, Brad Caldwell, Jerry Tennison, Jed Tennison, Terry Pierce and Sammy Huggins.

The family requests memorials be made to The Bridge of West Tennessee Phase 2 Transitional Home for Women and Women with Children., P.O. Box 1208 Union City, TN 38261.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at