(WEDOWEE) A memorial service for James Terry Messer, 70, of Wedowee will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Union Baptist Church in Newell with Bro. Ed Halsey officiating.

Mr. Messer passed away Wednesday, March 24, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A native of Wedowee, Mr. Messer was born Jan. 28, 1951, the son of Olin and Symirow Holloway. He was a fire chief for Anniston Army Depot and member of Union Baptist Church. Mr. Messer was also in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Messer; daughter, Shannon Patterson (Jonathan) of Dacula, Ga.; two grandsons, Bradley Patterson and Davis Patterson; and brother, Kenneth Messer (Angela) of Wadley. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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