• 66°

Ollie Benjamen Miller

Ollie Benjamen Miller, age 72, a resident of Greenville, died on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from the chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery. The family received friends on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home.

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his father, James Tolbert Miller and brother, James Edward Miller. He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Miller; son, Ben J. Miller of Greenville; daughter, Pat Little of Greenville; mother, Anna Lois Miller of Mobile; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce E. (Carolyn) Miller of Mobile; sisters, Dorothy England and Jewel (Tony) DuThu, both of Mobile; sister-in-law, Johnnie Faye Miller of Evergreen, and several nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at www.dunklinanddaniels.com.

Joanna Deer Jones

Joanna Deer Jones, age 78, a native of Greenville and resident of Brewton, died peacefully Friday, March 7, 2008.

Mrs. Jones was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brewton. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended college at Virginia Intermont and Auburn University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority.

Survivors include: Frank Earl Jones, her husband of 57 years, three daughters, Anna Ashley Jones Slatton, Joanna Deer Jones Nichol, Sarah (Sally) Curtis Jones Livingston; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Marlowe Wright, Caroline McKenzie Livingston, Edward Rippetoe Livingston, Austin Frazier Nichol, and a great-grandson, Carson Daniel Wright. Memorials may be made to either the Brewton Public Library or the First United Methodist Church of Brewton. Arrangements are being handled by Craver’s Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Union Cemetery in Brewton.

Mildred Inez Roper

Mildred Inez Roper, 89, a resident of Honoraville, died March 10, 2008 at Luverne Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. William Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery with Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery with Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Miss Roper, a longtime teacher in Crenshaw County, was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Pleasant F. H. Roper; sisters, Derlie Moody and Annie Mash and brothers, Marlin and Henry Roper. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to one’s favorite charity.

Andrew T. Sherman

Andrew Theodore Sherman, 88, a resident of Red Level, died Sunday, March 8, 2008 in a Georgiana hospital. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Watson, the Rev. Stacey Harrell, and the Rev. Marcus Sherman officiating. Burial followed in Elizabeth Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Survivors include: former wife, Adell Sherman of McKenzie; daughters, Elaine Crawford of Evergreen, Sylvia McCormick and Sarah Oswald, both of Greenville; son, Larry J. Sherman of McKenzie, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Keysa Boswell Helms

Keysa Boswell Helms, 39, a resident of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in Gainesville, Fla. Funeral services was at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8 from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Res. Randy Harvill officiating. Burial was Union Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Survivors include: husband, Joe Helm of Fernandina Beach;

Sons, Tyler Helms and Joey Helms, both of Fernandina Beach; father, Alton Boswell of Georgiana; sister, Tammy Butts of Luverne; brother, David Boswell of Georgiana; grandson, Colin Helms of Fernandina Beach.