Feb. 23, 1936 – Sept. 1, 2021
Lavan Bueal Seales of Jayess, formerly of Wesson, died Sept. 1, 2021, at home. He was born Feb. 23, 1936, to Clinton and Annie Lee Seales in Red Level, AL. He was raised on a cotton farm in rural southern Alabama, the youngest of 11 children.
Following high school, he joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon discharge, he attended Auburn University and graduated with a degree in Ag Education in 1960. After graduation, he spent 20 years working in the poultry industry. He was a production manger for Sanderson Farms at three locations in Louisiana and Mississippi. He co-owned Casco Chemical Co. in Brookhaven for 30 years before fully retiring.
Seales was a dedicated Sunday School teacher, choir member, and church committee member. He loved the Lord, singing, and serving others through missions. He was award Deacon Emeritus after 50 years of service.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he handed down his love of the outdoors to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a talented turkey call maker and had a passion for gardening.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and five brothers.
Survivors are his wife of 63 years, Frances Sorrell Seales; his children Lisa Crawford (Jim) of Jayess and Clint Seales (Kate) of Brandon; grandchildren, Matt Crawford, Jennifer Lusk, Amber Young (Josh), Olivia Seals, and Evie Seales – and great-grandchildren – Kylie Crawford, Alyssa Cannon (Hunter), Peyton Lusk, Brooke Lusk, Kirsten Wade, and Kamden Young; two great-great-grandchildren Ella Cannon and Delilah Cannon; one brother, Lomax Seales of Montgomery, AL.
A graveside service was September 3, 2021, at the Crawford Family Cemetery in Jayess.
Wilson Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of the arrangements.