Namon O’Neal “Duck” Hoggle, one of the oldest car dealers in Selma, Alabama and the founder of Bama Motors passed away August 30, 2016 at the age of 81.
Duck came to Selma in February of 1953 and Selma has been his home since that time. Duck went into the car business in the early years with E.B. Vardaman of Selma Motors, at that time Powers Motors had been the only privately owned car lot in town. Later on, Duck bought Powers Motors and changed the name to Bama Motors.
Through his auto dealership business, Duck enjoyed friendships of many all over the southeast, but made special mention of his friends in Montgomery who were like brothers to him. Duck wanted to express his love and appreciation for the special relationships he enjoyed with each of his friends.
Duck was also very thankful for the customers he was privileged to serve over the years. He said, even during the tough years the economy brought, he made it through because of his customers. Duck wanted to give the customers of Bama Motors his deepest and heartfelt gratitude.
Bama Motors is now in the hands of the third generation of family to carry on the tradition of service to the fine citizens of Selma. It is Duck’s sincere hope the legacy of great relations with customers and friends will continue with Bama Motors in his absence.
Duck was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Barnett Hoggle; parents, Oscar and Pearl Hoggle; brothers, Stanley Hoggle, Polly Hoggle, and James Hoggle; sisters, Ruby Johnson and Annie Pearl Yeverlton; and son-in-law, Jerome Cosby.
He is survived by his daughters, Anita (Jimmy) Posey, Wanda Lolley, Kim Cosby; step daughter, Michele (Bill) Sudduth; grandchildren, Neal (Landon) Posey, Shannon Posey, Shawn (Nikki) Smith, Tony (Victoria) Moore, Shellee (Nelson) Lolley, Haley (Bobby) Cosby, John Mark Cosby; great grandchildren, Fynn Posey and Lydia Ann Moore; sister, Bettie (Jim) Elmore; brother, Bobby Hoggle; brother-in-law, Dennis (Sherry) Vasser; and a longtime friend, Susie Burnside.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with services to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Henry LeVert officiating. Burial will follow at Pineview Memory Gardens.
Active Pallbearers will be Robert Hoggle, Ray Hoggle, Bruce Carswell, Eric Haugen, Jeff Harrison, and Billy Moore.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Turner, Donnie Harris, Wayne Middlebrooks, Rayburn Hill, Rod Stone, Catesby Jones, Hubert Hoggle, Hal Huggins, Bob Wells, Sherriff Harris Huffman, Daryl Steward, Judge Kim Ballard, and John Monfee.
The family would like to thank Homestead Hospice, Amy Haugen, Sharon Hardy, Brenda Bossie, Sirrea Johnson, Dee Lott, Chaplain Rick, Healthmark and Dr. Joe Wallace of Tuscaloosa.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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