Julian Bomar (12-26-09) services 12-29-09


Julian Bomar

Julian Bomar was born in Tipton County, Tenn., on Feb. 2, 1937, the son of the late Seldon and Rebecca Bomar.

On June 3, 1955, he was united in marriage to Glynn Harchfield, who survives.

Mr. Bomar was owner of Bomar Heating and Air. He was a greeter for Walmart in Savannah. Mr. Bomar was a Veteran of the Tennessee National Guard. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, past member of Morris Chapel Ruritan and member of Lost Dutchman Mining Association. Mr. Bomar enjoyed music and he sang with a band. He loved woodworking, panning for gold, cooking and working with people.

Mr. Bomar departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 26, in Savannah, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 24 days.

Other than his wife, Glynn of Savannah, he is survived by one daughter, Paula Suzanne Bomar of Chattanooga, Tenn. and one son, David Paul Bomar of Memphis; four grandchildren, Joshua Douglas Gray, Bethany Suzanne Gray, Kimberly Clark and Amanda Sanders; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Payton Todd and Mackenzie Sanders; two sisters, Mary Katherine Mills of Millington, Tenn. and Peggy Vandouser of Vermillion, Ohio; two brothers, Gwin Bomar of Horn Lake, Miss. and Al Bomar of Florida.

Mr. Bomar was also preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Clyde Bomar and two brothers, Reuben and Robert Bomar.

Services was held on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m., at Campgound Methodist Church in Munford, Tenn., with Jimmy Cates officiating. Burial was in the Helen Cregger Cemetery at Munford, Tenn.

Vertie Wicker (12-17-09) services 12-20-09


Vertie Mae Wicker

Vertie Mae Wicker, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 17, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 17, 1939, in Marked Tree, Ark., to Martin Hillard and Hattie Pearl Sharp Carney. She grew up in Hardin County, Tenn., and moved to Mooreville in 1963. She was married to Roy Wicker who died Sept. 18, 1985. She was retired from Allsteal. She enjoyed going to yard sales and spending time with her grandkids and loved her dog, Bob. She lived for her family.

Services were 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Ronnie Martin officiating. Graveside services were 2:30 p.m. at Pisgah Cemetery near Michie, Tenn.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy L. Wilson (Boyce) and Melissa A. Hulsey (Lee); one son, Danny W. Wicker (Lori); one stepson, Ronnie Wicker; her sister-in-law, Margaret Farley; six grandchildren, John Griffin, Candace and Craig Wilson, B.J. and Jesse White, and Whitney Hill; two great-grandsons, Brandon Cooley and Darrin Griffin; one great-granddaughter, Cadence Griffin; special friends here, Elwanda McDonald, Shirley Dye, and Linda Hogue; special friends back home, Maudie, Faye, and Jean; one special cousin, Jeanette Bowden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy A. Wicker, her half brothers, Clinton and Cliff Carney.

Pallbearers were Tim Wicker, Tommy Wicker, Bill Parmely, Leon Hulsey, G.W. Dye, and Norman Reed.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com



Atwell Weatherford (12-17-09) services 12-20-09

Atwell Dean Weatherford, a longtime resident of Dothan, Ala., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17. He was 87.

Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Cherry’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Savannah, with Don H. Lawrence officiating. Burial was in the Shelby Family Cemetery in Hardin County, with Byrd Funeral Home on West Main Street directing. At all other times the family was at 600 N. Cherokee Avenue, Dothan.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank, 382 Twitchell Road, Dothan, AL, 36303 or a favorite charity.

Mr. Weatherford was born on Nov. 1, 1922, in Hardin County, Tenn. He believed in getting a good education and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He also did graduate work at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He was proud of his Indian heritage, being a direct descendant of William "Red Eagle" Weatherford, and supported the American Indian Schools for many years.

Mr. Weatherford taught math and biology in Hardin County High School before entering the U.S. Navy in 1943. From 1943-1945 he served with Co. 116, 9th battalion at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Ill. He was a Woodman of the World Fraternal Life Insurance member and served the organization in numerous capacities of leadership. In October of 1958, he became State Manager of South Alabama remaining in this position until retirement on Dec. 1, 1987.

On May 5, 1965, Mr. Weatherford became an Attorney-at-Law and earned the title of Doctor of Jurisprudence at Jones Law School. He was a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, the Houston County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Weatherford was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He was a Scottish Rite Mason for 50 years and one of the founders of the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading as well as archery and his ham radio.

Mr. Weatherford is predeceased by the mother of their four children, Fannie Kate Whitlow Weatherford; his parents, Luther Eli Weatherford and Henrietta Franks Weatherford; two brothers, William H. Weatherford, M.D. and L.E. Weatherford and one sister, Betty Weatherford Brown.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Tommie Eddins Everidge Weatherford of Dothan; two sons, Dean Weatherford Jr. and wife, Brigitte of the United Arab Emirates, Joel Weatherford and wife, Cindy of Dothan; two daughters, Susan Hewes and husband, Bobby, Beth Price and husband, Ed, all of Dothan, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

Thelda Smith (12-17-09) services 12-19-09


Thelda Smith

Thelda Gladys Cromwell Smith, of Savannah, was born March 27, 1917, in Hardin County, near New Harmony Church in the Cerro Gordo community. She died Thursday, Dec. 17, at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah.

She was the daughter of John William Cromwell and Sarah Celestie Meadors Cromwell, who preceded her in death. On Jan.17, 1945, she was united in marriage to Edgar Earl (Ed) Smith, who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1969.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Lou Smith McCasland; one granddaughter, Laura Paige McCasland Godwin and her husband Brent Godwin; one grandson, Kevin Smith McCasland and wife Kari McCasland; five great-grandchildren, Lindsey Paige McCasland, Grant Tanner Godwin, Noah Brent Godwin, Kolby Ann McCasland, and Kenli Grace McCasland; one sister-in-law, Willie Kay Northcutt Cromwell; nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Cromwell Horton and Flora Kathleen Cromwell Beckham; three brothers, Marcus Cromwell, Lelon Cromwell, and Robert Earl Cromwell; two half brothers, Hershall Cromwell and Luther Cromwell; two half sisters, Irene Cromwell and Cescel Cromwell.

Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Lauren Locke, Chris Ozment officiating. Burial was in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.

Grady Lard Jr. (12-15-09) services12-18-09


Grady Lard Jr.

Grady Lard Jr. was born in Waterloo, Ala., on Dec. 31, 1930, the son of the late Grady Lard Sr. and Mazie Curry Lard.

On Feb. 7, 1953, he was united in marriage to Margie Lucille Gray, who survives.

Mr. Lard retired as plant manager from Angelica Image Apparel in 1999. He was among the 20 people enlisted in the National Guard when organized in Savannah. He was also enlisted with the Navy. He attended Tennessee Technology Center at Crump for computer training and UT Martin for business management. Mr. Lard loved traveling and singing. He was a member of the Double Springs Baptist Church, singing in the choir and serving as deacon and church treasurer for 40 years. He was a great sportsmen, enjoying hunting and fishing. Mr. Lard never missed the University of Tennessee or the Tennessee Titans football games on TV, and knew details of every game. He loved conversation, always wanting to know if anyone had asked about him and staying on the bench at Wal-Mart striking up conversations.

Mr. Lard departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the age of 78 years, 11 months, 15 days.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dr. Janet Lard Cromwell of Savannah and Kim Collins of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Celia Godwin and Sadie Williams both of Savannah; two brothers, Dr. Curtis F. Lard of Bryan, Texas and Thomas Waymon Lard of Savannah; a grandson, Christopher Vinson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Lard Vinson and a grandson, Jeremy J. Vinson.

Services were held on Friday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jack Maroon officiating. Burial was in the Neill Cemetery at Savannah.

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