Obituaries for 9/4/2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Rhett Mulkey

Rhett Mulkey, 46, of Andalusia, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Home Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Kelley. Burial will follow in Pleasant Home Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing. Masonic Lodge Stokes Lodge 609 will conduct Masonic rites.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Jean) Mulkey; a sister and brother-in-law, Jacquie and Phillip Barbaree; a nephew, John Mulkey Barbaree; two aunts, Norma McLelland, all of Andalusia; Ruth McKenna of St. Augustine; and an uncle, James Windham of Andalusia.

He was preceded in death by a fiancee, Sherri Lynn Odom and a nephew, Kenneth Rhett Barbaree.

Pallbearers will be Masons.

David Anderson Mitchell

David Anderson Mitchell, 52, of Andalusia, died Monday in a local hospital.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Vada Mitchell of Luverne; two sons, Chris Mitchell and Kyle Mitchell; two brothers, Harold Mitchell of Red Level and Darrell Mitchell of Andalusia; four sisters, Barbara Smith of Luverne, Marie Thomason of Andalusia, Evelyn Griggs of Red Level, Margaret Burkett of Greenville.

Dr. Harless Alton (Mac) McDaniel

Dr. Harless Alton (Mac) McDaniel, 70, of Silver Spring, Md., died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002.

Born on March 15th, 1932 in Andalusia to the late Harless Almer McDaniel and Myrtice Beatrice Hicks McDaniel of Antioch.

Dr. McDaniel graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He later attended Iowa State University (in Ames, Iowa) where he earned his PhD in Veterinary Pathology. He was a Veterinary Pathologist who specialized in foreign animal diseases and had a long career with the U.S.D.A., Animal, Plant and Health Inspection Services at which time he traveled extensively to foreign countries researching animal diseases that would affect American food production. He has published extensively in scientific periodicals as well as editing numerous books, the most recent of which was &uot;Traceability of Animals and Animal Products&uot;, a scientific and technical review for the World Organization for Animal Health. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Cedar Ridge Community Church in

Spencerville, Md.

A funeral will be held Thurs., Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home in Silver Springs. Burial will follow in Interment Union Cemetery in Burtonsville, MD. Visitation is Wed., Sept. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McDaniel Fund at Cedar Ridge Community Church, 2410 Spencerville Rd., Spencerville, MD. 20868

He is survived by his beloved wife Ann Guth McDaniel. They were married on March 1, 1958 in Whitehaven, Tenn. They moved to the Washington, DC area over 30 years ago from Ames, Iowa. Dr. McDaniel is also survived by his two devoted children; son Harless Alton &uot;Mac&uot; McDaniel, Jr., and daughter Melanie Ann McDaniel Bodie and her husband Steve; his brother Benny Joe McDaniel and wife Barbara.

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones, 46, of Wing, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002.

A funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at Rock Creek Apostolic Church in Wing. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to services.

Survivors include two sons, Josh Jones of Ft. Walton, Fla. and Chris Jones of Illinois; two daughters, Ashley Jones and April Jones, both of Wing; a brother, Kenneth Jones of Andalusia; and two sisters, Barbara Pace and Marie Wilkerson, both of Wing.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Henley.

Sam Williamson

Sam Williamson, 70,

of Dozier died Friday at his residence.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bill Butler officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Annie Clyde (Totsie) Williamson; four sons, Jerry Williamson, Terry Williamson, both of Andalusia, Gary Williamson of Antioch and Jim Williamson of Atlanta; a brother, J.W. Williamson of Heath; a sister, Nell Moore of Samson; and two granchildren, Cory and Eric Williamson.

Ruby Kelley Teel

Ruby Kelley Teel, 98, of Andalusia died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002 in an Andalusia nursing facility.

funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Home Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Home Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Ruby Kelley; seven grandchildren, Lary Herrington of Andalusia, Jimmy Herrington of Lucedale, Miss., Joe Herrington of Pascagoula, Miss., Nancy Corcoran of Tampa, Fla., Diane Bass of Andalusia, Judy Smith of Andalusia; Pam Frame, Valparaiso, Indiana; seventeen great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Teel was preceeded in death by her husband, W.G. Teel; daughter, Helen Herrington; son, Olan Teel and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Kelley, Ken Kelley, Brian Kelley, Jamie Kelley, Shannon Kelley, Richy Kelley, Johnny Kelley, John Allen Kelley, Eddie King.

Roy Merrill

Roy Merrill, 60, of Dozier died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 in his residence.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2002 with Foreman Funeral Home Directing. Burial will follow at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include four brothers, James Merrill, Kennesaw, Ga., William Merrill of Dozier, Irvin C. Merrill, Canton, Ga, Ronald Merrill, Montgomery; two sisters, Lanell Hicks, Dade City, Fla., Myra Blankenship of Stockbridge, Ga. and a number of neices and nephews.

Pallbearers will be James Merrill, William Merrill, Irvin Merrill, Brian Merrill, Donnie Merrill, James Hicks.

Elton Stokes

Elton Stokes, 82, of Andalusia died August 31, 2002 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2002 at Cedar Grove Church of Christ with Minister Doug Williams officiating.

Survivors include wife, Christine Powell Stokes of Andalusia; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Mac Bracewell, Jr.; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Susan Stokes of Andalusia; four grandchildren, Melanie (Tim) Day, Mac Bracewell, Jr., Mark Stokes, Kevin Stokes; one great granchild, Mercedes Stone; mother-in-law, Dera Powell Smith, Andalusia; one sister, Mamie Lou (Jack) Hooper of Stumpt Point, N.C.; two sister-in-law, Vera Stokes, Orlando, Fla., and Patricia (Paul) Hudson an da host of friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers Robert Lee Holley, Harry Smith, Mike Bush, Kyle Ray Thomasson, Jimmy Bass, Raymond Lassiter.

Alberta (Bertie) Lindsey

Alberta (Bertie) Lindsey, 91,

of Andalusia died Saturday, August 31, 2002 at Luverne Nursing Facility.

Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2002 at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Lavon Burke officiating.

Survivors include nieces, Marie Billingsley of Andalusia; Jean Everage of Brantley, Carolyn Gewin, Decatur, Lee Peterson, Addie Lean Dean, Bert Lindsey, and Joan Johnson all of Mobile; nephews, Lero Neese of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Dan Lindsey of Montgomery and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family request no flowers, memorials be made to West Highland Assembly of God Church Building Fund.

Pallbearers included Marcus Brandt, Richard Brandt, Keff Gale, Ryan Gale, Bill McPherson, Christopher McPherson.

Jan Riley Rees

Jan Riley Rees, 65, a registered nurse, retired last September from Gastrointestinal Associates after serving seventeen years as a loyal caring assistant to Dr. Jim Sones, died Sunday, September 1, 2002 of complications from cancer at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wright and Ferguson Parkway Chapel with burial in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Rees was born in Andalusia and lived in the Jackson area since 1975. She was a member of Pocahontas Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gary Rees of Clinton, MS; son, Nicholas J. Clem, II and daughter-in-law, Holly Clem along with three grandchildren, Erik, Alex and Chloe all of Edmond, WA; step-daughter, Cindy Rees Lewis and son-in-law Bill Lewis of Jackson; step-son, Jimmy Rees of Freeport, Fla., mother Erma Riley and one brother Dennis Autry Riley of Andalusia.