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Jewel Gray (Gray) August

March 27, 1920 - October 31, 2012
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Jewel Gray August left this world to be with her Lord and beloved husband on October 31st, 2012. Jewel was born in Double Springs, AL and grew up with aspirations of becoming a nurse. After getting her RN degree in Jasper, AL, she moved to Birmingham and was employed at the Hillman Hospital. There she met a young pharmacist, Philip August, whom she soon wed. Subsequently they moved to Tuscaloosa for Philip to attend the University of Alabama and to work. But they both wanted to own their own business and so they bought McMillan's Drugs in Prichard in 1950 and moved there. After that they opened several local drugstores under the name...
Jewel Gray August left this world to be with her Lord and beloved husband on October 31st, 2012. Jewel was born in Double Springs, AL and grew up with aspirations of becoming a nurse. After getting her RN degree in Jasper, AL, she moved to Birmingham and was employed at the Hillman Hospital. There she met a young pharmacist, Philip August, whom she soon wed. Subsequently they moved to Tuscaloosa for Philip to attend the University of Alabama and to work. But they both wanted to own their own business and so they bought McMillan's Drugs in Prichard in 1950 and moved there. After that they opened several local drugstores under the name of Central Drug Company, with the base store directly across from Vigor High School in Prichard and satellite stores in Whistler, Tillman's Corner, Bayou La Batre, and on Michigan Avenue near Brookley Field. Despite her nursing degree, Jewel concentrated on raising her family and developing their business.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Philip August, Sr. She is survived by her two sons, Dr. Philip August, Jr (Sherry) of Gardendale, AL, Dr. Billy August (Cynthia) of Foley, AL, and many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. The family will accept friends and family at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland on Saturday, Novembert 3, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Memorial Services immediately thereafter in the Chapel. Internment will be at Mobile Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to College Park First Baptist Church in memory of Jewel Gray August.

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