Obituaries for Wed., August 15, 2018

Published 1:57 am Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Stan was born in Dixie, Alabama, to Alice Johnson and Porter Wilson. He grew up on a row-crop and livestock farm. He graduated from T.R. Miller High School in Brewton and attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute from which he graduated with a B.S. degree in animal science in 1953. Stan received a M.S. degree in animal genetics at API in 1958, and three years later a PhD in animal genetics at Oklahoma State University.

In 1961, Stan won a two-year competitive post-doctoral research associateship supported by the National Academy of Sciences at the Pioneering Research Laboratory in Population Genetics at Purdue University. At the end of two years he was hired to remain at Purdue University. For the last seven years of his fourteen-year tenure at Purdue he was Director of the Pioneering Research Laboratory in Population Genetics. Results of his research career included an extensive list of refereed journal articles, and contributed publications at scientific meetings plus several invitational papers at international scientific meetings abroad and in the U.S. He was invited to spend time at Oregon State University as a Bogart Visiting Lecturer.

In March of 1975, Stan moved to Auburn University as Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. He was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the statewide research program.

In 1980, he moved to a position entitled Vice President for Agriculture, Home Economics and Veterinary Medicine. In December of 1984, Stan left Auburn University to operate his own business until 1990, when he took over leadership of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) in Ames, Iowa.

Stan was very proud of many accomplishments at Auburn University. Hiring of top quality faculty resulted in a large increase in publication of refereed journal articles. The Extension, Teaching and Research programs were blended together very successfully with Extension Specialist being provided access to the A.U. Academic Rank system. The Department of Forestry was elevated to school status and is now a very outstanding program.

In 1953, he met and married Barbara Duggan. Dr. Wilson and Barbara are the proud parents of two sons, Lt. Col. Michael Stanley Wilson, USAF (Ret.) of Clifton, Va., (Robbi Watnik), and Daniel Robert Wilson of Mobile (Lisa Lynn). Grandchildren include Blake Michael Wilson, Sofia Leanne Watnik, Allison Danielle Wilson and Ian Robert Wilson.

Dr. Wilson died on Aug. 11, following a long, agonizing bout with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory on Sun., Aug. 19 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Dr. Stanley Wilson to the Ag Hill Dean’s Society, Auburn University Foundation, 317 South College St. Auburn, AL 36849 or to the charity of your choice.



Mr. Daniel L. Stewart, 56, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, in Mobile.

Daniel was born Feb. 26, 1962, in Fort Jackson, S.C. As a young adult he joined the military and served in the U. S. Army.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Lee Crowder officiating. Interment will follow in Damascus Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

He is survived by his mother, Jimmie Nell Stewart; his brother, Dale Stewart, both of Andalusia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his father, Mr. Walter Stewart.

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Mr. Glenn Lewis Baker, age 84, of Andalusia, passed away on Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, in Pensacola.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thu., August 16, from South Church of God Cemetery with Glenn Vaughn officiating the service.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Donna and Tommy Jones of Andalusia and Glenda Dean of Missouri; sons and daughter-in-law, Rex Baker of Georgia, Ricky Baker of Missouri, Calvin Baker of Missouri, Gordon Baker of Missouri, Anthony Davis of Andalusia, and Jonathan and Robin Davis of Texas; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Ruby Baker of Iowa, Harold and Doris Baker of Missouri, James and Faye Baker of Missouri, and Donald and Patty Baker of Missouri.

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Mr. William “Harry” Peacock, age 89, of Andalusia passed away peacefully Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, at Andalusia Manor with his family at his side. Harry was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Leesburg, Ga., to Huston and Myrtie Peacock.

Harry and his family homesteaded outside Fairbanks, Alaska, in the 1960s, and some of his family lived there for a number of years.

He served 23 years in the U.S. Army and retired in 1969, after serving the Army in many capacities, including flying in the Berlin Airlift, was one of the original Army Special Forces (Green Beret) a distinguished shooter on the Army pistol team, and served in combat in Korea and Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Kenneth Peacock and William H. Peacock, Jr.; and two brothers, Victor Peacock and Franklin Peacock.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Geraldean “Jeri” Peacock of Andalusia; his daughters, Valerie Anne Talley and Teresa “Terry” Woodward of the Omaha, Neb, area; one daughter-in-law, Marleen Peacock of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren, William H. Peacock, III, John Peacock, Megan Peacock, Jeffrey Peacock, Pamela Amhauser, Christopher Talley, Beverly Brown, Jennifer Robilard, Laken Woodward; 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, sister, Elizabeth Spradlen; extended family. step-daughter, Kay Cottle, and her husband David; two step-grandsons, Joshua Cottle and Justin Cottle; and three step- great-grandsons.

Harry’s request to be cremated and have no funeral services is being honored by his family.

Memorials in his name may be sent to Coldwater Congregational Church, 31303 Cottle Creek Rd., Andalusia, AL 36421 or Comfort Care Hospice, 820 S. 3 Notch Street, Andalusia, AL 36420.