Obituaries for Thurs., Aug. 31, 2017

Published 2:25 am Thursday, August 31, 2017


Mr. William Keith Tisdale, 51, of Gantt, passed away Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 1, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Rawls Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home. Brother Larry Griggs will officiate the service.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Coker Tisdale; a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Deanna Coker of Shalimar, Fla., Courtney Tisdale of Daphne, Ala.; two grandchildren, Lincoln Coker and Stella Coker; one sister, Cindy Tisdale of Opp; and many aunts, uncle and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Saunders Tisdale and Mary Hudson Tisdale.

Pallbearers will be Tim Rogers, Travis McCommon, David Tisdale, Jim Rodgers, Reese Barnett, and Terry Tisdale

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James Edward Sorrells age 77, of Red Level passed away Aug. 27, 2017. He was born in Covington County on Aug. 8, 1940, to Robert Edward Sorrells and Catherine Lee Worthington. James worked as a logger in the wood production industry for most of his life. He was an avid fisherman and spent countless hours in the lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks of south Alabama. James enjoyed watching Westerns. He was often found on Saturday afternoons in front of his TV watching WCW wrestling. Nothing was more important to James as his family. Known to them as James, Old Man, Daddy and Paw Paw, he will forever hold a dear and precious place in each of their hearts. He was preceded in death by wife, Barbara Sorrells; son, James Robert (Buck) Sorrells, father, Robert Sorrells; mother, Catherine Hoskins.

He is survived by daughters, Joyce Wixey of Onycha, Brenda Henderson and husband David of Laurell Hill, Judy Watson and husband Jimmy of Florala, Angela Dunnigan and husband Buddy of Brooklyn, Ala., Phillis Smith and husband George of Bradenton, Fla., and Melissa Barbarow of Andalusia, sons, Albert Sorrells of Opp, William Sorrells and wife Debbie of Bradenton, Fla. and Phillip Sorrells of Red Level, 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, from Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. John Bell officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Red Level.

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