More detail on this person: Ernest R. Hafers AL United States Our father very peacefully left this world Thursday, May 25, 2006. He had suffered from Alzheimer's for the past several years. The prayers of three loving daughters, close family and friends were answered that day when he just grew tired and slept. He joined his wife of 36 years, Elizabeth "Lemon" Hafers; his parents, Ernest and Pauline; and his sisters, Evelyn and Orene. Ernie was born April 15, 1928, in Aiken, S.C. He served his country for 27 years as a decorated Army aviator, including a tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. Upon his retirement in 1977, he and Lemon headed to the beach. After her death in 1989, Ernie attended the University of the South and was ordained into the Episcopal priesthood at St. Thomas by the Sea in February 1992. He served at St. Augustine's in Navarre, Fla., and Church of the Epiphany, Enterprise. He leaves three daughters, Valeri Dew, Montgomery, Pam Woodall, Mary Esther, Fla., and Michele Brazel, Shalimar, Fla.; two sons-in-law, Dan Dew and LA Woodall; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Joshua, Jessica and Morgan; and two great-grandchildren, Payton and Noah. He also leaves behind a sister, Agnes Huiett (Ray), and brother-in-law, Duncan Holliday; and several loving nieces and nephews. A special thanks goes out to Country Cottages and Odyssey Hospice of Montgomery. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, at St. Thomas By the Sea Episcopal Church, Wisteria Lane, Panama City Beach, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local Alzheimer's Association. Southern Memorial Funeral Home & Crematorium in Montgomery, (334) 271-4404, is in charge of arrangements.
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