Obituaries for July 14 Journal

Published 4:21 pm Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Margaret Best


Margaret Best, 80, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, July 10.  A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, in New Ebenezer Cemetery in Lapine, Alabama with Rev. William Leverette officiating and Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Best was preceded in death by her husband, Odis O. Best; parents, J.C. and Cassie Adams; two sisters, Joan Phillips and Ramona Catrette; and brother, Jackie Adams. She is survived by her two sons, Michael (Zully) Best and Mickey (Bonnie) Best; grandson, Mitchell Best; brother-in-law, Lloyd Junior Best; niece, Pam Martin; nephews, Ricky Catrette and Perry Catrette; and many other nieces and nephews.  Active pallbearers were Phil Mitchell, Steve Broadway, Mitch Best, Ben Givens, Paul Best and Stanley Garner.

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Jerry Wayne McLeod


Jerry Wayne McLeod, 71, a resident of Gsoshen, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, July 7.  Funeral services for McLeod were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 11, from the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Thomas officiating.  Interment followed in Darien Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne officiating.  McLeod was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest T. and Norma Golden McLeod, and brother, James Ronald McLeod.  He is survived by his two children, Melanie (Richard) Jackson and Forrest Timothy McLeod; two grandsons, Tim Brown and Austin Duke; sister, Judy Bozeman; brother, Mark McLeod; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Active pallbearers were Tim Brown, Austin Duke, Richard Jackson, John Blair, Joshua Hinton and Mitch McLeod.


Walter Duncan Folmar, Sr. 


Walter Duncan Folmar, Sr., 92, a resident of Glenwood, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 7.  Funeral services for Folmar were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, in Glenwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Danielle May and Rev. Bobby Weeks officiating. Interment followed in Providence Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.  Walter was born on September 19, 1923 to James Ross and Mayme Davis Folmar. He married Enid Carmichael on June 6, 1951, and they shared 65 wonderful years together.  Walter proudly served in World War II as a replacement in the Battle of the Bulge with Company D in the 395th Regiment of the 99th Infantry Division.  He was quoted in an article saying, “I’d fight for my country and family as fast today as I did back then.”  He worked as a procurement representative purchasing crossties and crossing timbers, which led to the development of his own tie-loading company. He was also a great gardener and small cattle farmer, and he was known by his family and friends for his keen sense of humor.  Walter was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Carlene (Rex) Carlisle and Louise (Max) Briggs, and five brothers, Travis (Mildred) Folmar, Sam Folmar, Phillip Folmar, Presley Folmar and Hugh Ross Folmar.  He is survived by his wife, Enid Carmichael Folmar; two children, Walter Duncan (Margaret) Folmar, Jr. and Laurianne (Tim) Johnson; five grandchildren, Jonathan Eric (Jessica) Folmar, Beth Folmar (Kevin) Simpson, Matt (Anna) Johnson, Derek Johnson and Breland Herndon (Lee) Danner; five great-grandchildren, Jon Ross Folmar, Lauren-Olivia Danner, Walter Tate Danner, Creek Bryant Folmar and Hollis Rebecca Simpson; three sisters-in-law, Leila S. Folmar, Evanell (Dan) Jackson and Elaine S. Carmichael; and one brother-in-law, Billy W. Carmichael.  Active pallbearers were Dr. Jack Jackson, Dr. Andrew Jackson, Dr. Douglas Jackson, Dr. Timothy Jackson, Michael Redmon and David Folmar.  Honorary pallbearers were Lee Danner, Tom Park, Mickey Starling, Asher Carmichael, Eddie Carmichael, Tim Johnson and Kevin Simpson.  The family would like to thank caregivers Alice Mae Cowart and Flessia Bell, as well as the staff of Covenant Hospice and Dr. Douglas Jackson, for their excellent care.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Walter’s name to the Glenwood United Methodist Church building fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.