Obituaries for Sat., Jan. 4, 2014

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 4, 2014


John “Johnny” Olin Warren III, 30, of Opp, died Wed., Jan. 1, 2014, in Beckley, West Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sun., Jan. 5, from Westview Baptist Church with burial following in Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens. The family will be

receiving friends from 5 -8 tonight at Wyatt Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Barker Warren; mother, Paula Warren; sister, Lindsay Warren (Kaleb) Wimberly; brother, Joseph Warren; granddaddy, John Warren Sr.; cousin, Ashley (Christa and Brooklyn) Clackley; sister-in-law, Megan (James) Barker White; brother-in-law, Brett (Lexi) Barker; nephews, Bennett and Braden Barker; grandmother by marriage, Mary “Bubba” Martin; “PawPaw,” Hilton “Slim” Peyregne; along with many other beloved family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his daddy, John Warren Jr.; Meme, Geraldine Covington; aunt, Joni Reeves; and grandmother, Jacqueline Warren Peyregne.

He was born on June 20, 1983, in Homewood. His faith was made sight on January 1, 2014. He sees his Savior’s face and is now worshipping at His feet. At the age of 9 at Camp Victory in Samson, and by God’s grace, he realized he had sinned against a holy and righteous God. He saw the forgiveness offered to him in the cross of Jesus Christ. That day he was justified fully before God through His Son. Johnny chose that day to follow Christ and made knowing Him more and more each day his goal.

In 2005, on a mission trip to Ecuador, Johnny saw God’s desire for all people of all nations to come to know Him. He decided then that he would devote the rest of his life to this cause. In 2006, he left his home in Alabama to serve in Southeast Asia for almost two years.

In 2009, he married his wife, Amy, and the two of them began to serve alongside each other. In January of 2010, Johnny began serving on the staff of Westview Baptist Church in Opp, as pastor for discipleship and missions and served there until the time of his death. He led the church on many trips to Central America and Africa. He gave Westview a great passion for taking the gospel to the nations, as his joy for missions was contagious. He constantly pointed people to Christ through the Word of God as the source of his passion and joy.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Children’s Hope (a ministry of FBC of Montgomery), International Mission Board or Westview Baptist Church of Opp Missions.



Fran Williams Crymes passed away on Dec. 31, 2013, at her residence in Miramar Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Sat., Jan. 4, here at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating and interment following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Bridget Braswell of Miramar Beach, Fla.; grandchild, Ashley Braswell; great-grandchild, Kaylynn Braswell-Fye, both of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; great-niece, Kateland McIntyre of Andalusia; and three sisters, Christine Stokes of River Falls, Winnie Lanier of Red Level and Eva Bullard of Andalusia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Wiggins; daughter, Carmen Michele Wiggins; sister, Myrtle Sowell; four brothers, Stephen E. Williams Jr., Luther Williams, Glen Williams and J.T. Williams; and her parents, Stephen Edgar Williams and Mamie Rollin.

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Merle C. King, 88, of Red Level, passed away on Fri., Jan. 3, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sun., Jan. 5, at the Fairmount Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. Family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include her sons, Garry King and Glenn (Ann) King, all of McKenzie, Doial (Judy) King of Andalusia and Sandy King of Red Level; daughters, Jo Ann (Jim ) Ledbetter of Greenville, Edna (Van) Thomason of Dothan and Shirley (Frank) Pugh of Georgiana; grandchildren, Tony Eady, Scott Pugh, Van Thomason IV, Kevin King, Ryan King, Vanessa Till, Jill Hughes, Dana Smith, Tanner King, Amber Bethea, Summer Dunn and Jason Cedrone; and five great-grandchildren, Anna King, Ava Bethea, Ellie Pugh, Gabby Eady and Ansley King.

Serving as pallbearers are Tony Eady, Scott Pugh, Van Thomason IV, Bobby Hughes, Greg Till and Tommy Myrick.

The grandchildren will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Douglas King; brothers, Lewis Cantaline and Billy Joe Cantline; and sister, Ruby Lee Norsworthy.

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William Robert Stone, 86, passed away at his home on Wed., Jan. 1, 2014, with family and friends of Pigeon Creek Baptist Church.

He served as a deacon of Pigeon Creek Baptist Church for many years. He was a long time resident of Pensacola, Fla., where he worked with Gulf Coast Power Company for more than 40 years.

Funeral services were held on Fri., Jan. 3, at Pigeon Creek Baptist Church with Brother Mason Halacker officiating and interment following in Pigeon Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Louise Stone, and his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Vicki Stone.

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