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Obituaries for 3/11/2003

Robert M. "Bobby" Hartz

Robert M. "Bobby - The Candy Man" Hartz, 73, of Red Level died Sunday, March 2, 2003 in a Birmingham hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Sunday, Rev. Melvin Kilpatrick and Rev. Frankie McVay officiating. Special music will be provided by Dale Martin and Gary Holloway.

Survivors included his wife, Ann Hartz of Red Level; two sons, Richard Hartz and Reginald Hartz, both of Red Level; two daughters, Helen Farrell of Red Level and Roberta Barnes of Van Cleave, Miss.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosa Faust of Andalusia and Cannie Blackmon of Alabaster.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church Building fund or Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge, 1104 Ireland Way, Birmingham, 35205.

Pallbearers will include Royce Edson, Buddy Edson, Jim Tucker, Harry Blocker, Gafford Henderson and Randall Bland.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dewonis Ziglar and Bill Ziglar.

Lallah C. Waite

Lallah C. Waite, 85, of Andalusia died Sunday, March 2, 2003 in an Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Judd Stinson officiating and burial following in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Stephanie Waite of Andalusia; one daughter, Carole Wright of Montgomery; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 7 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Collins, Jimmy Waite, Robert Waite, Corey Goltz, Trevor Waite, Casey Waite and Mark Prebe.

Ira Mae Johnson

Ira Mae Johnson, 87, of Andalusia died Monday, March 3, 2003 at a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Wednesday at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include a sister, Opal Dibenedetto of Ill.; step daughters, Sharon Wesson of Opelika and Jeanette Riley of Andalusia; several nieces and nephews.

Charles Teasley Russell

Charles Teasley Russell, 84, of Andalusia died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 in an Andalusia hosptial.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Russell of Andalusia; four daughters, Ophelia Merrill of Dozier, Lillian Lea Russell of Andalusia; Jeanette Stacy of Andalusia; Peggy Williamson of Andalusia; two sons, Ray Russell of Andalusia and Tracy Russell of Andalusia; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Merrill, Sam Merrill, Curtis Russell, William Williamson, Scott Price, Randy Russell, Dan Richardson and John Self.

Wanda Harrison

Wanda Harrison, 80, of Andalusia died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 in an Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Home Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Harrison of Andalusia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Billy Douglas of Andalusia and Ginger Spaulding and Tomas Hitson of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Yvonne Ray of Daleville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and "Samson" her beloved dog.

She was preceded in death by her son, William Scobell.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Christian Service Center or to Southside Baptist Church.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Willard Herschel "Tobe" Kelley

Willard Herschel "Tobe" Kelley, 66, of Florala died Monday, March 3, 2003 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Red Oak Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Red Oak Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Willene Maddox Kelley of Florala; two daughters, Valerie Anderson and Samantha McDaniel, both of Florala; one son Stanton L. Kelley of Montgomery; six grandchildren, John Curtis Anderson, Emory Anderson, Cameron Kelley, Ellis McDaniel, Lily McDaniel, Caleb Kelley; three brothers, Earl Kelley of New Jersey, Donald Kelley of Glencoee Springs, Fla., Byrous Kelley of Bartow, Fla.; two sisters, Loette Townsend of Andalusia; Mary Terry of Evergreen and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home and at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Relay for Life.

Bonnie Mae Easley

Bonnie Mae Easley, 89, of Andalusia died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 in an Andalusia hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Foreman Funeral Home.

Frederick H. Schmidt

Lt. Col. (Retired) Frederick H. Schmidt, 80, of Andalusia died, Sunday, March 2, 2003 at his residence.

He graduated from North Carolina State, served with the 8th Air Force in Europe during World War II and worked with the Bayer Company for 29 years. He belongs to Bethany Baptist Church, the Civitan Club and the American Legion.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Keahey Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife Joy, two grandchildren, Buffie Denson and Wayne Cole, two great-grandchildren, Katie and Cole Denson; one brother, Robert Schmidt; one sister, Barbara Mebane; three step-sons, Ray Lockhart and John Lockhart and Don Hassell; two step-daughters, Carol Sasser and Kay Little.

The family suggests a donation to the building fund at Bethany Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.