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Obituaries June 22 – 29

Frank Charles Mangum Sr. 


Funeral service for Frank Charles Mangum Sr., 75, with military honors was held June 25 at noon at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Herring Cemetery. 

Mr. Mangum died June 21 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born Oct. 20, 1944, in Florida to Charles J. Mangum and Nannie Laverne Johnson Mangum. He was employed as a master pipe fitter and steam
fitter for P & M Mechanical prior to his retirement and was a United States veteran of the Air Force.  

He was preceded in death by his first wifeCarrie Mangum, and his parents. 

Survivors include his wifeAnn Dixon Mangum, Hartselletwo daughtersTerri Bowen Belgarde (Pat) and Dixie Lesley (Bear)two sonsFrank Mangum Jr. (Patty) and Matt Mangum (Demaree)one stepsonDonald Selftwo stepdaughtersDana Sanderson (Thomas) and Amber Mullins; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Pat Belgarde, Justin Kilpatric, Ricky Powell, Joseph Mangum, Zachary Mangum and Frank Mangum Jr. 


Pastor Shane Lewis 


Funeral service for Pastor Shane Lewis, 50, was June 25 at 3 p.m. at Somerville Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Wallace and Pastor Josh Grubbs officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in
Somerville City Cemetery. 

Pastor Lewis died June 21 at his residence. He was born Feb. 13, 1970, in Hammond, Louisiana, to David S. Lewis and Elizabeth Posey Lewis. He trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of 6. After graduating from high school in Lewisville, Texas, in 1988, he attended college at Pensacola Christian College.  

Shortly after graduating from Bible college in 1992, Shane and Joy were married. They traveled as college representatives for PCC for two years before he began pastoral ministry.
Through the years, God blessed Shane and Joy with five children – Whitney, Zachary, Christian, Autumn and Reagan – and one son-in-law, Johnathan. The children and Joy were always his greatest priority.  

In 2004 he earned a masters degree from Pensacola Theological Seminary, and in 2011 he earned an honorary doctorate from Pensacola Christian College. He served in churches in Mississippi, Virginia, Michigan and Texas before moving to Alabama in 2004.  

He has been the pastor of Somerville Baptist Church in Somerville for nearly 16 years. Under his continual vision and servant leadership, countless lives have been reached through the ministries
of the church. A few of the outreach ministries that have begun during the past 16 years include Somerville Baptist Learning Center, Reformers Unanimous, Drive Thru Christmas, Awana, Hope Radio, Hands and Feet Ministry, Faith Bible Institute, Divorce Care, Grief Share and the Filipino National Pastor’s Project.  

Currently, the Hope House, a ministry designed to help men transition from correctional facilities back
into the local community, is being completed 

He lived with a passion to reach people for Christ in whatever way possible. He had become a favorite speaker at churches, conferences and camps all over the country. He was a gifted communicator, making deep truths easy to understand and apply.  

Shane was a constant encourager and dear friend to people all over the world. He passionately loved his family, church and community.  

For a time he served as the Priceville Fire Department chaplain.  

His friendship, leadership and gifts will truly be missed by so many. 

Survivors include his wifeJoy Lewis, Somervilletwo daughtersWhitney Lewis Rasmussen (Johnathan), Somerville, and Autumn Lewis, Somervillethree sonsZachary Lewis, Somerville, Christian Lewis, Somerville, and Reagan Lewis, Somervillehis parentsDavid and Beth Lewis, Decaturone brotherDaniel Stevens (Summer), Alexandria, Indiana; and two sistersDawn Bond (Donald), Wadesboro, North Carolina, and Denise Ratje (Dan), Elkmont.  

Pallbearers were the deacons of the Somerville Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowersthe family encourages donations be made to the Hope House sponsored by Somerville Baptist Church. 


I.D. Maze 


I.D. Maze, 83, of Somerville passed away June 22. 

Funeral services were held June 25 at 10 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Harbin officiating. Burial was held at Burningtree Memorial Gardens following the service.  

Due to the current pandemic, the family limited the services to immediate family only and required attendees to wear masks and maintain social distancing. 

Mr. Maze was born June 20, 1937, to Isaac and Gladys Maze. At 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served until retiring as a master gunnery sergeant in 1975. He did three tours in Vietnam and received many accolades during his military career, including 13 Air Medals, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.  

After his military service ended, he worked at the Dunlop Tire and Rubber Corporation, where he was known as “Sarge. He retired from Dunlop in 2000 after 23 years. 

I.D. was an avid Alabama football and Atlanta Braves fan who enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in his yard and daily storytelling sessions with his friends at the local Jack’s. He was a dedicated friend and was looked up to by many. 

Survivors include his daughter Rhonda (Tracy); grandchildren Jay, Christina (Brian), John, and Bradley; and great-grandchildren Alexis, Corbin, Makayla, Braylon, Isla and Tripp.  

He is preceded in death by his wife Ina, son Robert and siblings A.Q, Melvin and Arlene. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which provides services to wounded veterans.


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