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Obits for the week of June 4, 2009

James Lomax Morgan

Lomax Morgan, born July 19, 1919, went home to meet his Lord, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. He was a lifelong resident of Brantley, AL. The Celebration of Lomax Morgan’s life was held Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Brantley Methodist Church with Rev. Wesley Spivey officiating. Interment followed in Brantley Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. The family received friends at the church from 1 p.m. until service time.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Rick Campbell of Montgomery, one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Elizabeth and Swede Scarborough, two great-grandchildren Brantley Reed Scarborough and Truett Scarborough of Auburn, one brother, Fred D. Morgan of Elba. His beloved wife, Mary Charles Morgan and son Charles Morgan preceded him in death. Also, preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Morgan, and his brothers, Alto Morgan and T.J. Morgan.

Lomax was a lifetime resident of Brantley, AL. He attended Brantley High School, the University of Alabama and was in the US Navy. He was the owner of Western Auto Store, Ace Hardware Store, Tri-City Auto Parts, L and M Discount Store and Brantley Furniture. He knew by name every customer that entered the businesses. His customers came first, and they were more than his customers; they were his friends. He was a member of the Masons, the Brantley Rotary Club, and Brantley Methodist Church where he served numerous terms as the Chairman of the Board of Stewards and the Chairman of the Finance Committee overseeing the financing and building of the present church. Mr. Morgan was the founder of the Brantley Merchants Association and the Brantley Rescue Squad.

His special leadership, financial and business skills were enhanced by his love of people and his love of life as he touched the lives of so many. He gave freely and was rewarded richly with a richly blessed and full life. His warm smile and rich sense of humor represented him well. He believed in his beloved Brantley, and his footprint will always be left on Brantley as he worked diligently to make it a better place for everyone. Lomax Morgan will be truly missed by all.

Active pallbearers were James Hollis, Bernie Sullivan, Andy Kimbro, Earl Henderson, Max Shiver and Dr. Charles Tompkins. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Dixie Ramblers Good Sam RV Club.

Sara Price Layton

LAYTON, Mrs. Sara Price, 92, affectionately known as “ MiMi “ to her family, was a resident of Brantley and died Friday, May 29, 2009. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2009 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. William Leverette, Rev. Jim Tate and Rev. Waylon Bailey officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mrs. Layton was preceded in death by her husband, Ira D. Layton; parents, Otis and Valeta King Price; one sister; and three brothers. Survivors include four children, Jean Oros, Rose (Morris) DePauw, Martha (Waylon) Bailey and Tommy (Dorothy) Layton; and eleven grandchildren, eighteen great- grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Her grandsons served as active pallbearers.

Jeff D. Moseley, Sr.

MOSELEY, Mr. Jeff D., Sr., 86, a resident of Luverne died Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Green officiating. Interment followed in the Providence Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Moseley was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Pyron Moseley. Survivors include six children, Alice “Teddy” (Jack) Neeley, Carolyn (Larry) Herron, Dennis (Debbie) Moseley, Phillip Moseley, John David (Velma) Moseley and Virginia Moseley; and eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Chuck Moseley, Chad Moseley, Todd Moseley, Anthony Everage, Paul Allen, Raymond McGough, Robert Brantley and Nelson May. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Luverne Police Department.

James G. Kilpatrick, Jr.

KILPATRICK, Mr. James G. “ Butch”, Jr., 58, a resident of Goshen died Friday, May 29, 2009. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Providence Cemetery with Rev. William Leverette officiating and Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Kilpatrick was preceded in death by his father, J.G. Kilpatrick, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Mon-a Pettus Kilpatrick; mother, Mary Taylor Kilpatrick; sister, Peggy K. Mount; three brothers, Terry (Helen) Kilpatrick, Gary (Marie) Kilpatrick and David (Kathy) Kilpatrick; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Active pallbearers were Keith Jayroe, Fox Hughes, Michael Hughes, Billy Schofield, Joe Lester and Mike Jones.

Peggy S. Duncan

DUNCAN, Mrs. Peggy S., 71, a resident of Rutledge died Sunday, May 31, 2009. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. William Leverette officiating. Interment followed in the Darien Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Shelby R. Duncan; two children, Jean (Wilburn) Mitchell and Danny (Rosie) Duncan; two grandchildren, Michele (Jimmy) Kennedy and Christy Mitchell; three sisters, Mary King, Becky (James) Duncan and Debbie Creel; and two brothers, Charles (Louise) Simmons and Randy (Bonnie) Simmons.

Active pallbearers were William Simmons, Mark Simmons, Lee Simmons, Mike Sims, Buddy Strops and Floyd Wright. Memorial donations may be made in Miss Peggy’s name to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Patsburg Baptist Church Team % Katherine Tomlin, 374 Rutledge Loop, Luverne, AL 36049.