Obituaries for Sat., Nov. 10, 2012

Published 12:00am Saturday, November 10, 2012

RONALD LEE

Ronald Lee, 58, of Opp, passed away Thurs., Nov. 8, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.

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SHELIA PAYNE

Shelia Payne of Luverne passed away Wed., Nov. 7, 2012 in the Luverne hospital.

Funeral will be held at Centenary Assembly of God Church at a later date with Richard B. Clark officiating and interment following in the Centenary Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.

Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Lynn (David) Tindale of Montgomery and Lori (Brian) Clark of Sharpsburg, Ga.; one brother, Curtis Cobb of Greenville; numerous grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kendall.

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ROBERT RYALS

Robert Ryals, 59, of Dozier, passed away Thurs., Nov. 8, 2012, in the Andalusia hospital.

Private memorial services are being handled by Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include his father, Kenneth E. Ryals of Houston; daughters, Monica Ann Monday of Mississippi and Beth Ann Ryals of Dozier; brother, Joseph Ryals of Brewton; sisters, Donna Lefort and Sara Armstrong, both of Enterprise; half-sister, Emilee Robinson of Houston; and six grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jeanette Padget Ryals, and brother, Kenneth Dwaine Ryals.

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HELEN WHEELER

Helen Wheeler of Andalusia passed away Thurs., Nov. 8, 2012, in a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today, Sat., Nov. 10, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Elliott Wheeler and fiancé Lanette Coon of Opp and Lamont and Rhonda Wheeler of Red Level; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Virginia Elliott of River View; sisters, Sara Richardson of Lake Martin, Betty Mitchell and Carol Sorrells, both of Valley; grandchildren, Wendy Wheeler, Rebecca (Michael Paul) Jackson, Doug Wheeler and Lex Wheeler; and great-grandchild, Santana Nicole Lawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Wheeler, and sister, Blondie Bevans.

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RANDY CAMPBELL

Randy Campbell went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2012.

Born Sept. 13, 1950, in Andalusia, he graduated from Red Level High School in 1968 and studied radio and TV broadcasting at Career Academy in Atlanta. He used his broadcasting training during a three-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army, where he directed operations for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service in Germany.

In 1973, he moved to Southern California, where he worked in the music and entertainment business and eventually established a successful career in the growing cable television business. Later in life, his passion for music – especially gospel, country and bluegrass – opened the door for a new career as a concert promoter and agent. He worked with top artists like Ralph Stanley, the Dillards and Maria Muldar.

He loved sports, especially baseball and basketball. He was happier watching his San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park or the final four of NCAA in Midwest Arena than watching these events on TV.

He loved to regale stories of meeting his sports and music heroes from spring training in Arizona to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.

He loved to take his daughter to every “big” event he could so she would get a sense of how great and special this experience could be. He loved to travel – be it foreign soil, the big cities or a quiet back country road.

In 1990, he moved to Tucson, Ariz., and set down roots. He loved children and taught Sunday school at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church for several years. He was always willing to help those in need and was never at a loss of words for encouragement.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ezerski; daughter, Rachel Campbell; parents, Lois and Fritz Duensing of Gantt; and sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Clarence Lint of Andalusia.

He was preceded in death by his bather, Jake Dempsey Campbell, and his sister, Dale Campbell Griffin.

Graveside services will be held today, Sat., Nov. 10, at 10 a.m., at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the graveside.

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THE REV. L.V. COMANS

The Rev. L.V. Comans, 88, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Nov. 8, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Mon., Nov. 12, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Archie Holley and the Rev. C.A. Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends at Keahey Funeral Home for two hours prior to services Monday.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie J. Comans; son, Stan (Mamie) Comans of Mobile; daughters, Brenda T. (Edward) Herout of Arizona and Cathy (Bill) Griffin of Andalusia; sisters, Lois Jones of Long Beach, Miss., Faye Weaver of Lake, Miss., and Roslyn Williams of Kissimme, Fla.; grandchildren, Robert Comans, Quinton Glen, April Loomis, Lisa Pardue, Anita Barnes, Rachel McLeod, Tessie Millard, Stan Comans Jr., Randall Griffin, Rasen Griffin, Geoffrey Thompson and Shelia Ferguson; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Comans.

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