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James Carrol “Jim” Stanley, a resident of Dothan, died early Sunday morning, November 1, 2020, at his home. He was 68.
Graveside memorial services, with military honors, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in the Tolbert Baptist Church Cemetery, 4305 County Road 45, South, Headland, with Darden Kirby officiating. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends following the graveside services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wiregrass Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Dothan, AL 36302.
Jim Stanley was born and reared in Oak Hill, West Virginia, son of the late Warner Carrol Stanley and Edith Giammerino Stanley. At an early age, he enlisted in the U. S. Army and served his country in the Vietnam War. Jim lived in Dothan most of his adult lifetime He retired as the Chief of Police from the City of Ashford. He was also retired from the City of Dothan Police Department as a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division. Jim was a member of the Dothan Elks Lodge where he formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was of the Catholic faith. Jim loved fishing and participated in charity cooking for local charities. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Stanley.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Susie Shelley Stanley; a daughter, Jessica Stanley (Craig Blocker), Ozark; a son, Mark Murphy (Christy), Headland; a sister, Teresa Pierce (David), Glen White, West Virginia; three grandchildren, Madison McDaniel, Justin Murphy and Brannon Murphy; sisters-in-law from the Shelley family, Allison Shelley and Julie Breckenridge (Mike) several nieces and nephews.
William Bill Ray Coleman passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 28, 2019, in Huatulco, Mexico. He and his spouse, Diane, were enjoying the final days of a trans-Atlantic cruise that had begun in Rome and was transiting through parts of South America and the Panama Canal. Bill was born on May 23, 1949, in Vinton, Iowa, to Frederick Harold Coleman of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Phyllis Mae DuFresne of Mount Auburn, Iowa. He grew up in Longmont, Colorado, graduating from Longmont High School as a part of the Class of 1968.Bill was a brave, loyal, and honest man who possessed an incredible work ethic. He dutifully served his nation in the United States Army for eight and a half years, during the height of the Vietnam War, and rose to the rank of Specialist 5. It was during those tough times that he forged bonds of brotherhood that have lasted a lifetime. He cherished the friends that he made and the friends that he lost - then and in the years that followed. Following his military service, he returned to Colorado, married Sheree L. Johnson of Kearney, Nebraska, and then went on to work for the City of Lafayette for over 35 years where he was well-respected and loved by many. He will always be remembered for his love of family, country, cooking and the outdoors; his sense of humor; and his willingness to lend a helping hand. He was an avid traveler and scuba diver. In addition to these, he especially enjoyed helping his nephew, Todd Frank, with harvest every year. He was preceded in death by his parents, his former spouse Sheree Coleman, his brother Dave Coleman, and his son Blake Coleman. Bill is survived by: his loving wife, Diane, and her family; his son Jeff Coleman, his wife Alison, and their children, Kaleb, Michael, and Nick; his daughter-in-law Lisa and her children, Maison and Shayla; his daughter Christina Lynch, her husband Mark, and their children, Caitlin and Sarah; his sister Kathy Frank, her husband Ervin, and their family; his brother Kevin Coleman, his wife Jeannie, and their family; his sister Sherri Smith; and his brother Dave's family. His life will be remembered and celebrated by family and friends on December 21, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colorado. A reception will follow at the American Legion in Longmont. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
Alvin Richard Moist, Sr., 83, of Marianna, FL, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.
Alvin was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on October 14, 1937. Alvin joined the Army after graduating Tyrone High School in 1955. He married his beloved bride, Myra Nell Smith of Dothan, Alabama in 1959 and were married 56 years at the time of her passing in 2014. They are survived by their three daughters (Lori, Tina, and Amy), and honorary son, Tracy.
Al took great pride in his 24 years of service with the United States Army and subsequently served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a talented crew chief in Army Aviation for 17 years and then served with the Military Police for the remainder of his Army career. Alvin’s lifetime spent in Service allowed him to hunt and travel the world extensively. He was always encouraging his children to try new foods and cultures and experience the country around them. After his retirement from the Army, he worked with the Oklahoma and Florida Departments of Corrections for an additional 20 plus years. He and Nell retired in Marianna, Florida and loved his friends and family deeply. Alvin loved the outdoors, and was an avid sportsman. His travels allowed him to hunt big game in Germany and throughout the United States. Alvin will be greatly missed, but extraordinary stories will live on forever.
Alvinwas preceded in death by his wife, Myra Nell Smith Moist; son, Alvin Richard Moist Jr; and parents, Alvin Noah and Mary Weston Moist.
Survivors include his daughters, Lori Poindexter and husband, Rick, of Sallisaw, OK; Tina Boyd and husband, Don, of Marianna, FL, and Amy Moist Strawn of DeFuniak Springs, FL; along with son of his heart, Tracy Hobbs and wife, Wendy of Enterprise, Alabama. Alvin leaves behind eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL with Tracy Hobbs, U.S. Army Retired, providing a Eulogy; Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wreaths Across America at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org