Obituaries for Sat., June 20, 2015

Published 6:39 pm Friday, June 19, 2015


Mrs. Mildred Cooper Teague of Opp passed away on Tues., June 16, 2015, at Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp.



Mrs. Teague was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Opp, where elder George Martin is the minister.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Sat., June 20, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Opp Church of Christ, 901 Hart Ave., Opp, AL. Bishop N. Belcher will be officiating.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to services at the church.

She will be remembered in love by her large family, neighbors and friends.

She is the oldest of eight children born to Mr. H.D. Carpenter and Mrs. Bessie Phillips Carpenter; and six of her siblings preceded her in death. Her lone surviving sibling, Mr. Lewis Carpenter (Myrtice), resides in Andalusia.

She is the mother of 16 children, three of which preceded her in death. She was blessed with 37 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Coleman Funeral Home of Elba is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Douglas Huigh Sims, 78, of Red Level, passed away on Wed., June 17, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Sat., June 20, 2015, at Brooks Baptist Church with Brother Tyler Ingram and Brother Ronald Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Brooks Cemetery. Visitation will be today, Fri., June 19, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home. He will also lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1936, to William Barnee and Maggie Luvina Lee Sims. He retired from International Paper as a field mechanic. He attended Brooks Baptist Church in Red Level. He was a devoted father to his three children and instilled the values of work and responsibility. He was very loyal to his family and friends, and was loved by all.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jerry Gorum of Red Level; sons and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Regina Sims of Mobile, and Carlton Sims of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Winon Corley of Gonzales, Fla; two grandchildren, Jeff and wife, Kayla, Gorum and Kimberlyn Sims Clark and John; and two great-grandchildren, Harper Kate Gorum and Jaxon Clark.

Mr. Sims is preceded in death by his parents, William Barney and Maggie Sims; siblings, Ersel Ellington Ayers, Vera Jones, Etta Mae Ganus, Carlton “Coot” Sims, Raymond Sims, Louverne Griffin, Carrie Drouin and Alton Sims.

Pallbearers include Jeffrey Gorum, Tyler Ingram, Shep Lucas, Leray Berry, Bill Gomillion and Phil Peavy.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Project Lifesaver.

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


Mrs. Angela Faye Patterson Sutton, 54, of Andalusia, passed away on Thurs., June 18, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tues., June 23, 2015, at Northside Baptist Church with Brother Ray Miles officiating.

She is survived by a husband, Tommy Sutton of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Katrina Sutton and Andy Harris of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jessica Sutton of Andalusia; mother, Jo Sasser; four grandchildren, Mary Kate Harris, Melody Harris, Haley Sutton and Lee Jay Johnson; and a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jimmy Eiland of Andalusia.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the charity of choice or to Pilots For Christ.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry at www.