Velma Brewer South

Published 10:43 pm Monday, April 18, 2016

Velma Brewer South, age 97, of Selma, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Gene South; her parents, Henry Clay “Jake” and Millie Brewer of New Albany, Mississippi; brothers, Van Brewer, Billy Brewer, and Mason Brewer; and sister, Pauline Brewer Wiseman.

She is survived by her sister, Mable Brewer Erwin of New Albany; her three sons and their wives, Gene and Stephanie South Jr. of McKinney, Texas; Ronnie and Patty South of Selma; and Steve and Susan South, also of Selma.

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Mrs. South also left behind seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. South was born March 22, 1919, in New Albany. She and her family resided in Greensboro and Selma for several years, where she and her husband Gene South Sr. was employed by Hills Grocery, Kwik-Chek and later Winn-Dixie.

Mrs. South was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid University of Alabama, Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys sports fan and loved to garden and play golf. She was an animal lover all her life. She was a member of Crescent Hill Presbyterian/ New Covenant Church of Selma.

Special thanks to the loving care of Park Place Nursing and Rehab Center and Essie Pullom, her caretaker and Homestead Hospice Services.

Pallbearers will be composed of her family members.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma with Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Dr. Cecil Williamson will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial gift to The Selma Animal Shelter or Homestead Hospice Services.

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