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Obituaries for 9/20/2002

Dorothy Blizzard

Dorothy Blizzard, 74, formerly of Andalusia, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 in Colquitt, Ga.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 19 at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include son, Gary Henderson of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Rebecca Ray of Colquitt, Ga., Julie Knurek, Tampa, Lisa Coleman of Tampa; two sisters, Josephine McClain of Andalusia, Evelyn Crosby of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Blizzard.

Donnirene Lee Merrill

Donnirene Lee Merrill, 81, of Andalusia, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002 in a local nursing home.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at Keahey Fuenral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or make a contribution to the charity of your choice.

Gregory Peasley

Gregory Peasley, 53, of Andalusia, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002 in Gautier, Miss.

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

Fannie Danford Carpenter

Fannie Danford Carpenter, 78, a lifelong resident of Clio, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at her daughter's residence in Jack, after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. from the Sykes Creek Baptist Church in Cilo with Rev. Randy Adams and Rev. Tommy Fortune officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home and the body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ella Carpenter of Jack; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tal, Jr. and Judy Carpenter of Montgomery, Harold and Lisa Carpenter of Andalusia; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was survived locally by granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kym and Randy Keahey and great-grandchildren, Lexie and R.J. Keahey, all of Andalusia.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Tal Carpenter, Sr.

Alna Ruth Owens

Alna Ruth Owens, 74, of Dozier, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 in a local nursing facility.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Terry Stewart and Minister Jeff Grimes officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.

Survivors include husband, Farrel Daniel Owens of Rose Hill Community; two daughters and son-in-laws, Judy and Donald Knox of Andalusia, Ramona Faye Owens of Rose Hill Community; two grandchildren, Donna Marie Hendley of Andalusia and Julie Denise Kyzar of Valley of Shiloh; five great-grandchildren, Amber Stephens, Scarlett Knox, Madyson Hendley, Johanna Hendley, John Everett Hendly all of Andalusia; two sisters, Addie Bell Myers of Long Beach, Miss., Alma Ruth Shreve of Rose Hill; two brothers, James Owens of Antioch Community and a number of nieces and nephews.

W.E. Chesser

W.E. Chesser, 96, of Red Level died Tuesday, Sept.17, 2002.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include wife, Abilene Chesser of Red Level; daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Ned Wells of Opp; two sisters, Bess Maynard of Andalusia and Eva Sweatt of Red Level; two grandchildren, Dr. Kathy Payne of Andalusia and Elaine Scott; three great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Griel Chesser, Carroll Chesser, Bruce Chesse, Marc McIntyre, Billy Ray Turner and Bobby Chesesr.

Honorary pallbearers are Halcott Curry, DeeWee Nickels, Billy turner, Gene Stallings, Ray Castleberry, James Ingram.

Flowers will be accepted or contribution to charity of choice.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Louise Chesser.

Claudie Lowery Bulger

Cloudie Lowery Bulger, 88, of Florala died in an Ozark health care facility, Wednesday, Sept. 18. A Native of Covington County, the daughter of the late Albert Lowery and Pina Aplin Lowery. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Crady Barnes of Andalusia, Glen Barnes of Ozark and Paul Barnes of Florala. She was preceded in death by a son, Frank Barnes who died in 1990. She is also survived by two brothers, William

Lowery of Milton, Fla. and Robert Lowery of Vero Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Evans Fuenral Home in Florala with burial following in New Hope Cemetery.