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Thomas William Ausborn
Thomas William Ausborn born February 26, 1990, passed away at the age of 30 on September 5, 2020. A funeral service was held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne. The family received friends for a time of visitation beginning at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Belforest Catholic Cemetery.
Thomas, a Daphne native, was a 2008 graduate of Daphne High School, and a tallented percussionist/ marimbist in the front ensemble of the Sound of the Eastern Shore. A 2013 Graduate of University of South Alabama, he obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science. During 2008, he was a member of the USA Percussion Ensemble. Thomas was a federal service volunteer with Americorps Vista, in which he was assigned to the United Way of West Alabama. During his time at UWA, Thomas pursued a Master‘s Degree in Education, performed in the UWA front ensemble, and was a member of Phi Boota roota, a non-profit philinthropic percussion organization. Thomas recently re-enrolled as a student at USA in pursuit of a Master‘s Degree in Social Sciences.Thomas was a member of the Masonic Greeno Lodge #598, Fairhope, York Rite, Mobile, Scottish Rite, Mobile & AABA Shrine, Mobile. Thomas loved his family and friends, enjoyed politics, philosophy, socialogy, and music. Thomas was an avid reader and gardener. He was a former intern and reporter at Sumter County Record Journal.
He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Virginia Eure-Kafka (Memaw) and Barbara Webster-Ausborn. Survivors include his parents Roger and Kathryn Ausborn; sister Amanda Ausborn; brother Steven Ausborn all of Daphne; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Expresisons of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home is handling service arrangements for the family.
Pearlie Washington Carr
Mrs. Pearlie Washington Carr of Ethelsville, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.Visitation was Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The graveside home going celebration was held Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. in Mt. Olive Baptist Chutch Cemetery, 777 Mt. Olive Rd., Ethelsville. Rev. Henry Lee Pope, pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Inc., Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directed. Survivors are the Carr, Bonner, and Washington families.
Donald James “Don”
Lancaster

Donald James “Don” Lancaster, 60, of Eutaw, passed away September 9, 2020 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Private graveside services will be held. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform will be directing.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Cecil Lancaster.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie Seale Lancaster; mother Carole Reynolds Lancaster; brother David Ray Lancaster (Julie); sister Cheryl Stephens McCloud (Larry); grandson Colton Poole; niece Becki Fortner; nephews Mark Stephens and James Claude Lancaster; and great-niece Eliza Kate Fortner.
Don was born April 22, 1960 in Birmingham. He was employed as a forester.
Xavier Louis Mitchell, Sr.
Xavier Louis Mitchell, Sr., 68, of Sacramento, Calif., born to the union of Leroy and Willie Mae Cherry Mitchell in Butler, Choctaw Co.; Ala., peacefully transitioned surrounded by those who loved him at his residence September 4, 2020. Xavier is affectionately known as “X.L., Poppa and Bo Diddley”. Service of memory and life celebration wasSaturday, September 12, 2020 at 11 a.m. in Butler Chapel A. M. E. Zion Cemetery, 713 Desoto Rd., Butler. Rev. Kennith Jefferson, pastor is the officiant with his sister Min. Sadie Jones delivering the eulogy and offering words of comfort and consolation. Family private viewing was Friday, September 11, 2020 in the chapel of Hayden & Butler Funeral Home, Lisman.
X.L. confessed his life to Christ at an early age at Butler Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church. He was a 1970 graduate of Choctaw County High School and he attended Hopson State Technical School in Thomasville. He was united in holy matrimony to Betty Vines Mitchell and to this union were born two children Xavier Louis Mitchell, Jr., and Purvis James Mitchell. For some time he worked at Georgia Pacific Corporation in Pennington, until he moved to Sacramento, Calif. in 1988. He then worked at California Franchise State Tax until his retirement in 2012. X.L. was an avid lover of sports.
X.L. was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers Joe Robert, Leroy, Jr., Archie, David, Charles, Sr., and Spencer L. Mitchell; three sisters Lucille Mitchell Thomas, Willie G. Mitchell Hill and Donna Mitchell Brown.
Those who remain to celebrate his life and cherish precious memories are: his two sons Xavier Louis Mitchell, Jr., of Butler, and Purvis James (Tanika) Mitchell of Meridian, Miss.; one sister Min. Sadie Jones of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother Lorenzo Mitchell, Sr., of Butler; three grandsons Xavier Louis (Tre) Mitchell, III, of Orlando, Fla., Davon Roshard Graham of Tuscaloosa, and Jayden Ace Mitchell of Meridian, Miss.; one great-granddaughter Khloe Madison Graham of Tuscaloosa; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends whom he loved dearly. Truly X.L. will be missed!
To the entire Mitchell Family, we at Weatherly Funeral Home offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Our prayer continues to be that your abiding faith in God will lend to you a measure of comfort that will strengthen and sustain you during your many hours of sorrow. Compassionate services rendered under the direction of Jacqueline Weatherly, Thomas and Marla W. Jackson. X. L.’s entire service was live streamed on the Weatherly Funeral Home, Facebook page.
Dellar Terrell
(March 17, 1923 – September 11, 2020 )
Dellar Terrell, 97, born to the union of Jim and Margie Artis Bell in Sumter County, transitioned peacefully surrounded by loved ones at her Toomsuba, Miss., residence on September 11, 2020. Graveside service of memory and life celebration is slated for Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. in Cagus Cemetery, Kinterbish Rd. 10, Cuba, Ala. Rev. James Granger, (pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1000 Old Highway 11, Cuba, Ala.,) will deliver the eulogy and offer words of comfort and consolation. The family’s private viewing is Friday, September 18, 2020, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with public visitation from 4-6 p.m. in the Weatherly Chapel. Sister Terrell’s entire service will be live streamed on the Weatherly Funeral Home’s, York, Alabama, Facebook page.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, cousin, aunt and friend. Sister Terrell worked many years as a loving house wife/ home maker caring for her family and as a neighborhood babysitter for others. She was very good at it as she raised her children as well as many more. Sister Dellar Terrell was a faithful and loyal member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church until her health failed.
She is preceded in death by her husband Russell Terrell and her parents. She was the last one surviving out of thirteen (13) siblings. She is further preceded by four sons Johnny, Tommy, Albert and Elbert Terrell; her brother Earnest Lee Bell, who passed June 9, 2020, and also one special niece Sarah Singleton.
Those who remain to cherish her memories and to celebrate a life of love and longevity are: four wonderful daughters Margie Terrell, Toomsuba, Miss., Geraldine (the late MC “June Bug”) McVay, Cuba, Ala., Patricia (Johnny) Barney, Toomsuba, Miss., and Gloria (Willie) McVay, also of Cuba, Ala.; three sons Bobby Lee (the late Earnestine) Terrell, Eutaw, Don Terrell, Toomsuba, Miss., and James (Ina Nicole)Terrell of Wiesbaden, Germany; two daughters-in-law Justine (Tommy) Terrell, Toomsuba, Miss., and Margaret (Johnny) Terrell of Lake Charles, La; thirty four grandchildren; seventy-five great grandchildren and thirty great, great grandchildren; a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends who truly loved her, and whom she also truly loved. Surely, Sister Terrell will be missed.
To the entire Terrell Family, we at Weatherly Funeral Home, offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Our prayer continues to be that your abiding faith in God will lend a measure of comfort to strengthen and sustain you during your most profound time of sorrow. Compassionate services rendered under the direction of Jacqueline S. Weatherly, Thomas and Marla W. Jackson.
Edith Marie Ware
Edith Marie Ware, 98, a former resident of Montgomery and Gulf Shores, and a resident of Daphne, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020. memorial service will be held at a later date at Central Cemetery in Emelle.
She was a member of Orange Beach United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Meek Ware and daughter, Gwendolyn Shenk.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Teri Amanda Shenk and Teresa Shenk Hayes; nephew, Tyrus E. Cobb and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements by Wolfe-bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Daphne, (251)625-2900, www.wolfefuneralhomes.com.