Obits for Thurs., March 13, 2014

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dan (Byron Daniel) Merrill

Dan (Byron Daniel) Merrill, 73, of Daphne, died on March 5, 2014.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1940. Growing up in Dozier, Ala., a town he loved all his life, he was a 1958 graduate of Dozier High School. Dan served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a graduate of Livingston State University, Class of 1966. He worked in management with Delta Air Lines for 26 years until his retirement and worked at many Delta offices all over the U.S. and also in Dublin, Ireland. After retirement from Delta, he owned and operated Gulfview Travel Agency in Orange Beach. His final retirement move was to Daphne, Ala. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Byron E. and Mary L. Merrill.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia Brown Merrill; two daughters, Dana Merrill of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Amy Merrill of Daphne; four grandchildren, Michael Warbritton, Ashley Warbritton, Erin Haught, and Danny Haught; three greatā€grandchildren; sister, Diane (Gary) Harris of Dozier; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and many cousins. Following his cremation, a Celebration of Life service will be held on March 15, 2014 , 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church of Dozier. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dozier Methodist Church or charity of your choice. Expressions of condolence may be offered at

Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, Ala.


LeRoy Odom

LeRoy Odom, 75, of Red Level passed away Wed., March 12, 2014, at the local hospital.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.