Published 8:01 am Monday, May 2, 2005
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William Wesley Brown
Pensacola – Mr. William Wesley "Bill" Brown, 74, of Perdido passed away April 26 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held April 29 at the chapel of Norris Funeral Home on Highway 31 in Bay Minette with Rev. Avon Fowler and Reverend James Peacock officiating. His son, Michael W. Brown, gave the eulogy. Graveside services followed at Bryars-McGill Cemetery in Perdido. The family received friends April 28 at Norris Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown was a native of Lottie, Ala., and grew up in Bay Minette. He was a veteran of the Army in the Korean War. After returning from the war, her married the love of his life, Willia Jean Thomley Brown, and moved to Pensacola, where they resided for 35 years. While in Pensacola, Mr. Brown worked for and retired as a manager for A&P Food Stores for 35 years. After retirement, Mr. Brown returned to Perdido where he soon after established Brown's Tax Service, which he continued until his death. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He served his church faithfully as a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and Choir Director. He was also a past member of the Gideon's Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zechariah Wesley Brown and Ida Ethel Morgan; one son, Donald Keith Brown; one grandson, Justin Wayne Brown; one brother and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Willia Jean Thomley Brown; two sons, Michael Brown and wife, Lynn, of Montgomery, and Ronald Brown and wife, Mandy, of Perdido; one daughter, Tonya Chase and husband, Jim, of Pensacola; 14 grandchildren, Jeremy, Candice, B.J., Ryan, Matt, Amii, Christopher, Alexandria, Jared, David, Kimberly, and Virginia; one great-grandchild, Gavin; seven sisters; two brothers; and many other loving family members.
His pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Thomas J. Parmer
Pooler, Ga. – Mr. Thomas J. "Tommy" Parmer, Sr., 83, passed away April 22 a Hospice Savannah. Funeral services were held April 25 in the chapel of Thomas C. Strickland &Sons Funeral Home West Chatham Chapel in Pooler, Ga. Graveside services followed at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. The family received friends April 24 at the funeral home.
Mr. Parmer was a native of Uriah, Ala. He had lived in Pooler for many years and retired from Union Camp. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II; and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Parmer. He is survived by three children, Keith Parmer of Los Angeles, Calif., Faye Ragan of Atlanta, Ga., and Tommy Parmer, Jr., of Savannah, Ga.; five grandchildren, Brandi Ragan Jones, Courtney Ragan, Chris Parmer, Laura Parmer Ambrose, and Matthew Parmer; two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Christopher Ambrose; three sisters, Annette Croley of Eight Mile, Ala., and Lillor Robinson and Willonese Walker, both of Atmore; one brother, Curtis Parmer of Pooler; and several nieces and nephews.