Obituaries, Saturday, April 20, 2024

Published 7:56 pm Friday, April 19, 2024

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Charles Duncan

Charles Duncan age 73 of Troy died Friday, April 12, 2024 at Troy Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 15, 2024 at 11 o’clock a.m. from the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy with Reverend Brian McLendon officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Charles is survived by his wife, Betty Duncan, his daughter, Shay Jones (Jason), and his son, Todd Duncan (Jenny), two grandchildren, Joselyn Jones (Dakotah), and Finn Duncan; sisters, Sheila Lee, and Debra Hill(Kenny), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jimmy and Glenda Campbell, Ruby Alford, Thomas Graydon, and Warren Walker, and several nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his parents Rufus and Polly Duncan, mother and father-in law, Charlie and Glennie Graydon, brother-in-law, James Alford, and sister-in-law, Carolyn Walker.

Active pallbearers will be Jimbo Campbell, Chuck Campbell, Jeff Alford, Brent Hill, Brandon Hill, and Brad Ward.

Frank Wayne Holmes

Frank Wayne Holmes, of Andalusia, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 12:00 noon at First Methodist Church in Andalusia.  Visitation will be from 10:00-12:00 at the church.  A private interment service will follow at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery in Troy, Alabama, at 4:00pm.

Frank Wayne Holmes

Wayne grew up in Troy, Alabama, and graduated from Charles Henderson High School.  After high school, he attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering.  Upon graduation Wayne began his 40 year career with Covington Electric Cooperative.  He often joked that he had the perfect job because he could work in his office when the weather was lousy or go out whenever he liked.

Wayne spent his adult life in Andalusia, a community that he loved and thrived in.  He always found time and means to make the community a better place to live.  He was a proud member of Lions Club International, Little Pine Hunting Club, and the South Alabama Gun Club.  Wayne was an active member at First Methodist Church Andalusia, participating in various committees and church activities.  He lived the Scout Law and Oath and continually motivated both of his sons to earn their Eagle ranks in the Boy Scouts of America.  Wayne loved scouting and served in various roles and capacities throughout his life.  His devotion to scouting was recognized when he was awarded with the Silver Beaver, the highest award the BSA can bestow upon a volunteer.

Wayne was a devoted husband, father, and friend.  He was known for being a jack of all trades, and applying his knowledge and experience to help those in need.   There are many in the community that recall his ability to either fix a situation or know who to call.  For his sons he always took the time to watch them perform in sports or music.  He always made sure his wife was taken care of and had everything she needed.

Wayne always made sure to take time for himself by working on the family farm, fishing, and hunting.  Often, he would take anything he caught and give to any families that needed food. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Loving survivors include his wife of 56 years, Judy Lane Holmes; his sons, Michael W. Holmes (Deanna), Jeffery Holmes (Mary); and 3 grandchildren, Lexie, Thomas, and Kathryn Holmes.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Frank & Mila Motes Holmes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Men’s Club of First Methodist Church in Andalusia, and to the First Methodist Church general fund in memory of Wayne Holmes.