March 2, 2006

Funeral Set For Long-time USA Trustee
(Provided by Hayes Funeral Home, Elba, Alabama.)

Mr. Jack Rushing Brunson age 77 of Elba, AL departed this life Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL. Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church of Elba on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Mart Gray officiating. The Brunson family will receive friends at their residence 1192 Pine Circle Elba, AL after 2:00 P. M. each evening thru Sunday. Following the services at the First Baptist Church of Elba friends will be received in the fellowship hall. Mr. Brunson was a graduate of Starke Military School in Montgomery, attended Troy State College, and earned a BS degree in Business from The University of Alabama. He has remained an active supporter of The University of Alabama, and was serving on the President’s Cabinet and the Board of Visitors for the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the time of his death. He began his career with National Security Insurance Company of Elba in 1953 and was CEO
  Jack R. Brunson

of The National Security Group at the time of his retirement in 1999. He is a former Mayor of Elba, and was a Dale Carnegie instructor for many years. Mr. Brunson was a long-time member of the University Of South Alabama Board Of Trustees. He had served continuously as a USA board member since being appointed in 1989. He served as board chairman from 1998 to 2001.

"Jack Brunson was a tireless supporter and advocate for the University of South Alabama. His efforts achieved what he desired most-- greatly improved opportunities for the people of his home state, which he loved so much," said USA President Gordon Moulton. "We will miss Jack's humor, positive attitude and fundamental belief that a person can achieve anything through hard work. The University family is saddened by his loss, and thankful for his many contributions."

Survivors include Wife-Edna Allen Brunson of Elba, AL, Daughter-Barbara Allen Brunson (Sydney Smith) of Birmingham, AL, Son-Jack Edward Brunson (Jane) of Elba, AL, Daughter-in-law Janie Palmer Brunson Hazelwood (Terry) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Sister-Marjorie Brunson Pittman of Enterprise, AL, Sister-Pat Brunson Folmar of Goshen, AL, Grandson-Jack Rushing Brunson, II of Elba, AL, Granddaughter-Ella Blake Brunson of Elba, AL, Granddaughter-Meredith Allen Brunson of Elba, AL, Granddaughter-Mary Ballard Brunson of Highlands Ranch, CO, Grandson-Edward Franklin Brunson of Elba, AL. Mr. Brunson was preceded in death by a Son-William Barry Brunson, three Brothers-William Lister Brunson, Jerry Burton Brunson and Grover Brunson. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Jack R. Brunson Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of South Alabama, Room HSB 2150, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Al 36688. Phone: 251-460-7616, Alabama Baptist Children's Home P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, Alabama 35236 or Covenant Community Church Building Fund P.O. Box 510, Elba, Alabama 36323.

Hayes Funeral Home of Elba, Alabama is serving the Brunson family.


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