Eugene Sew-ell, 88, of Houston, entered into rest
on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Haleyville. His funeral service was
held Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at New Home Missionary Baptist Church in
the Moreland community. Burial followed in Moreland Cemetery,
with Nichols Funeral Home directing.
Eugene was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Winston
County. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy
during World War II. He then worked in the mobile home industry
and at Country Expressions. Eugene was a member of New Home
Missionary Bap-tist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a
Sunday school teacher.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Riddle
Sewell; parents, Terrell and Ludy Sewell; brothers, Eudene and Lecil
Sewell and sisters, Jessie Scogin, Bessie Burks, Della Helton and
Eugene is survived by his daughter, Janice Carol
(Ray) Welborn. He was “Pop” to four grandchildren,
Gregory Ray (Michelle) Wel-born, Stephanie Carol (Tim) Wallace,
Jonathan Bradley (Melissa) Wel-born and Bethany Lanette (John) Moore
and nine great-grandchildren, Jessie Megan Wallace, Tucker Will
Wallace, Elizabeth Savannah Welborn, Eric Trenton Welborn, Haley
Elisabeth Welborn, Madison Aliyah Wel-born, Brayden Nathaniel Welborn,
Natalie Beth Moore and Avery Kate Moore. He is also survived by a
host of nieces and nephews.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.nicholsfuneralhomes.com.
George C. “Buddy” Duncan
George C. “Buddy” Duncan, born
October 25, 1932, in Phil Campbell to George and Lillie Woodard Duncan.
A proud Korean War veteran, he served as a gunner in the U.S. Air
Force, 13th Bomb Squadron.
He was a devoted husband to Nancy for 58 years
and a very proud father, grand and great-grandfather. He was firm
but fair, teaching his family that “can’t” and
“quit” were not options. He worked as a plasterer
then as a supervisor at Sundstrand until retirement.
Believing that life was best lived outside, he
loved gardening, growing, grilling and mowing. He and Nancy spent
hours sitting outside waving to and chatting with neighbors.
Buddy loved cooking breakfast - biscuits, dried beef gravy and
his famous flitters, a grandchild favorite.
He was an expert at telling cheesy jokes, loved
playing cribbage, collecting coins, watching football and politics,
listening to gospel music and keeping his mind fresh with Sudoku and
crossword puzzles. A firm believer in questioning authority
(except his,) he wouldn’t accept a doctor’s opinion without
doing research on pills, medicine and spices that might help.
He was a fascinating man, a force to be reckoned with and is
already severely missed.
He was called home on January 18, 2015, following
Nancy by only 51 days. Left to grieve him are Diana (Tom) Gilbertson,
Danita (Mike) Gruber, Brian (Carolle) Duncan, Mark (Julie) Hepworth,
Jessi-ca (Doug BeCraft) Gilbertson, Nick Gil-bertson, Marissa (Kon-rad)
Korth, Kyler Korth and the Wilson, Farris, French, Woodard and Loden
families. Until we meet again...
There will be no services per the family.
Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Rockford, Illinois
assisted the family.
Doyle Sparkman Braswell
Doyle Sparkman Braswell, 86, of the Corinth
community, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. His funeral service
was held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
Nichols Funeral Home - Addison