Sunday, February 5, 2005, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2005

John Lude Fryer

Mr. John Lude Fryer of Brundidge died Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at Dale Medical Center in Ozark. Funeral services for Mr. Fryer were Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge with Rev. Bobby T. Hood and Rev. Richard Holmes officiating with Skeen Funeral Home of Brundidge directing. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, February 4, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

He was born November 30, 1918 at the family farm in Pronto and died February 2, 2005. John L. Fryer was the son of John Fryer and Eulaliah Leverette Fryer, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mae Wilson Fryer in 1971 and a son, John Wilson Fryer in 1999 and a sister, Mary Sidney. He was a banker, farmer and businessman and a life long resident of Brundidge.

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In 1939 he married Mae Wilson. They had three children, John Wilson (Ramona) Fryer of Opp, Frank Richard (Wynnette) Fryer of Naperville, Illinois and Jane Maere (Ben) Teague of Marietta, Georgia.

His second marriage, in 1974, was to Elma Barr Hutto, who survives him. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church and a former Lion and Mason. For many years he was a member of the Pike County and Alabama Cattlemen's Association.

Other survivors include beloved grandchildren, Jill (Tim) Jones of Opp, Jan (Paul) Carter of Point Washington, Florida, Julie (Malcolm) Smith of Camden, Elisa (Robert) Bernard of Burr Ridge, Illinois, Kevin (Juliene) Fryer of Westmont, Illinois, Kenneth Fryer of Naperville, Illinois and Misses Grace, Eulaliah and Olivia Teague of Marietta, Georgia; beloved great-grandchildren are Misses Brynne and Brittany Jones of Opp, Samantha and Kaylyn Carter of Point Washington, Florida, Malcolm and Emily Smith of Camden, Kendal and Bryce Bernard of Burr Ridge, Illinois and Nolan Fryer of Westmont, Illinois. He is also survived by a step daughter, Jean (Don) Eagerton of New Hope, a nephew, John Hatcher Jackson, III of Montgomery and two nieces Jennie Jackson (Ike) Lee of Brundidge and Judy Jackson, (Ronnie) Mobley of Ozark.

Serving as pallbearers are Kevin Fryer, Kenneth Fryer, Tim Jones, Paul Carter, Malcolm Smith, Ben Teague and Mike Wilson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Brundidge United Methodist, Salem Baptist or to your favorite charity.