Obituaries for Sat., April 6, 2019

Published 7:27 pm Saturday, April 6, 2019


Connie Gwendal Maurer, 81, passed peacefully on April 4, 2019, at her home in Lakeland, Fla., surrounded by her family. 

She is survived by her five children, Lisa Clyce, Rick Jamison, Dana Stanley, Tina McCarthy, and Eric Maurer; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Connie was born Connie Gwendal Shiver on Jan. 26, 1938, in Camilla, Ga., to Roy and Gertrude Shiver.

For more than 30 years, she dedicated herself to her profession as a registered nurse and was respected and loved by her peers. She touched the hearts of many for whom she provided care.

Connie was known to her family as mom, mother, granny, Granny Connie, and Big Granny, although she was very tiny. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her.

Visitation will be held at Parker Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla, Ga., from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., on Sat., April 6, 2019.

Graveside services will be held at Pinecrest Memory Gardens at 2 p.m., on Sun., April 7, 2019.

Parker Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mrs. Ora Mae Myers Thompkins, age 95, of Andalusia, died Thurs., April 4, 2019, in a local nursing home.  Funeral services will be held on Tues., April 9, 2019, at 2 p.m., from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jason Thrower and the Rev. Travis Day will officiate. Interment will be in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompkins was born in McKenzie and spent her early life there. She graduated from McKenzie High School and moved to Mobile where she worked at Brooklyn Field as part of the war effort. She later left Mobile and returned to Andalusia where she worked in the Probate Judge’s office for Judge Brogden. She then met her future husband Johnnie Thompkins and they were married on June 26, 1949.  She worked right beside him in their businesses until his death in 2007.

Mrs. Thompkins is survived by three daughters, Sheila (Robert) Williams of Andalusia, Brenda Thompkins Fuqua of Andalusia, and Sandra James(Butch Edmondson) of Northport, Ala.; one son, Wesley (Dianne) Thompkins of Andalusia; nine grandchildren, Rob (Billie) Williams, Candy (Jason) Smith, Amanda (Michael) Daugherty, Loren James, Wesley James, Tyler James, Clint (Trinity) Thompkins, Dawn (Daniel) Cate, and Marlee (Bryan) Bass, Beckham and Eliza Bray Bass; 13 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Robert and Mackenzie Williams, Brittany Weeks, Courtney Moulton, Morgan Daugherty, Dylan Moulton, Dalton Smith, Kyleigh Curry, Piper Cate, Layton James, and Amelia Rose Moore; four great-great  grandchildren, Copen Weeks, Lynnlee Weeks, Owen Fox and Amelia Moore; two sisters in law, Erma Nell Myers of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Betty Cooley of Shalimar, Fla; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thompkins was preceded in death by her husband John M. “Johnnie” Thompkins and a son, Ronald “Ronnie” Thompkins

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Rob Williams, Clint Thompkins, Loren James, Wesley James, Tyler James and Robert Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Riley, Andy Riley, Ralph Wells, Dr. Frank Maddox, Glen Ballard and William Simpson.

Visitation will be Mon., April 8, at 5 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Comfort Care Hospice and Andalusia Manor for the love and care given to Mrs. Thompkins.

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Mr. James Carlos Davis, 86, of the Pleasant Home community, passed away Monday April 1, 2019, at his residence.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, at Pleasant Home Baptist Church, with a celebration of life service to follow at noon. Brother Ashley McKathan will officiate the service.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Rebecca Garrett Davis; three sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan and Laura Davis of Andalusia, Mark and Connie Davis, Kevin and Joy Davis of Saraland, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Ronnie Barbaree of Andalusia; his grandchildren, Natalie Davis, Erica Davis, Steven (Jessica) Davis, Brandon (Valerie) Davis, Garrett (Amy) Davis, Lauren (Dan) Stephenson, Tyler (Kathryn) Barbaree, Melissa Williams, Amanda Bryant, Lori Poore, Morgan Bledsoe; seven great-grandchildren, Tinsley Davis, Carson Davis, Laila Davis, Cady Jane Davis, Lou Ella Stephenson, Jack Finnlee Barbaree, and Declan Baker.

He is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandi Davis-Ward; his parents, Athan and Lottie Davis; and sisters, Lovenia Halford and Faye White.

Born on October 12,1932 in Covington county, Alabama, Carl became a lifelong resident of the Pleasant Home community where he reared his family. During his earlier years, he served is country in the Korean War.

Carl was a man full of love, compassion and contagious laughter that affected everyone he came in contact with. He will always be remembered for his stories, his love of family, and his willingness to help anyone who needed a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Pleasant Home Baptist Church cemetery fund.