Obituaries for Tues., April 16, 2013

Published 12:00am Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Leamon Hurst, 74, of Andalusia, passed away April 13, 2013, at his residence after an extended illness.

He retired from the City of Andalusia Street Department after more than 25 years of service.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Tues., April 16, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating and burial following in the Mt. Pisgah Church of God cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Betty Hurst; daughter, Betty Hurst (Daniel) Blocker; sisters, Faye Hobson and Ivey Henderson, all of Andalusia, and Ruthie Lee (Renell) Rabren of Dozier; and two grandchildren, Courtney Wilkerson of Opp and Eria Blocker of Andalusia.

He was preceded in death by his son, Morgan Russell Hurst.

Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Holley, Gary Kirkland, Alan Kirkland, Jimmy Ray Gillium, Carl Kirkland and Harold Carpenter.

Honoraray pallbearer will be Edward “PeeWee” Harrison.



Alan Meredith Riley, 88, of Cartersville, Ga., formerly of Andalusia, died Fri., April 12, 2013.

He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Andalusia, to the late Alsie Malachi Riley and Patti Davis Riley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Harry Riley and sisters, Pauline Lanneau and Rebecca Riley Fingarson.

He is survived by his wife, Jody Pettit Riley; three children, Peter Morris Riley, Ruth (Robert “Bo”) Riley Davis and Boyd (Vickie) Pettit; grandchildren, Peter Morris (Lauren) Riley Jr., Christopher Alan Riley, Rebecca Sandidge Riley, Robert L. “Rob” Davis IV, Riley Cook Davis, Dana Pettit (Stan) Bradley, and Victoria “Bray” McBrayer Pettit; great-grandchildren, Trip, Taff and Taryn Bradley; two nieces, Troy Riley Creane, and Patti (Robert) Hoffman; two nephews, Brett Riley and Jeff Lanneau; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He served in the United States Navy from the beginning of 1943 through 1945, primarily assigned to the USS Hornet-12 in the Pacific Theater. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University. He was employed with Cluett-Peabody for 37 years, 14 of which were with Spring City Knitting Company (EZ Mills) in Cartersville, Ga., before retiring in 1987.

He was involved in several civic and service organizations including Rotary Club, the Cartersville Country Club and the Cartersville Housing Authority. He was a member of Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Cartersville.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Mon., April 15, at Sam Jones Memorial United

Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Burch and Dr. Tommy Green officiating. A private family interment will follow at a later date in Andalusia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 W. Church Street, Cartersville, GA 30120 or the Etowah Valley Humane Society, 36 Ladds Mountain Road, Cartersville, GA 30120.



Jason Scott Grace, 26, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., April 11, 2013, in Evergreen.

Funeral services were held on Mon., April 15, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Cotter officiating and interment following in American Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Doug Grace; mother, Tonya (Brian) Hart; grandmother, Jo Grace; grandfather, Jerry Kelley; and aunt, Cathy Seay.


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