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Obituaries for 4/30/2003

William Ernest Kennedy Jr.

William Ernest Kennedy Jr., 63, of Andalusia died Thursday, April 23, 2003 at his residence.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home with Rev. Don Lingle and Rev. Herb Carlisle officiating. Burial followed at 5 p.m. in Clayton Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

He was a native of Hurtsboro and moved to Andalusia in 1966 where he taught history for 25 years until his retirement in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Kennedy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Susan Kennedy of Clayton, Bill and Angie Kennedy of Montgomery; four grandchildren, William Kennedy, Wenton Kennedy, Timmy Kennedy, Tubby Kennedy; one sister, Mary Kennedy Perry and husband Ray of Charlotte, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Social Sciences Department of Andalusia High School.

Sara Brown Diaz

Sara Brown Diaz, 53, of Andalusia, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, in a Dothan hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Currenton and Rev. Alan Pelham officiating. Burial followed at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Annie Brown of Andalusia; three sisters, Jeanette Stirewalt of San Antonio, Texas, Joyce Pelham of Tampa, Fla, and Jackie Covington; a brother, Lincoln Daniel Brown and wife, Wyrnel, both of Andalusia; a sister-in-law, Earlene Brown of Eufaula; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Lincoln Brown and a brother, Ben R. Brown.

Pallbearers include Stanford Peacock, Lincoln Daniel Brown, Gordon Vickers, Alan Cotton, Allen Pelham and Joe Wagner.

Charles Shakespear

Charles Shakespear, 61, of Andalusia died April 22, 2003.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003 at the Grace Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Curry officiating.

He was born to the late Amos Sr. and Sibbie Blue Shakespear on Feb. 7, 1942. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Amos Shakespear, Jr. Charles always attended Grace Chapel Baptist Church, and in 1993 he became and remained a faithful member until his death.

Survivors include three brothers, Willie (Lena) Shakespear, John H. Shakespear of Andalusia; Howard (Sandy) Shakespear of Decatur, Ill; three sisters, Louise Shakespear, Shirlean (Joseph) Robinson of Andalusia and Betty (Issac) Patton of Huntsville; one uncle, Elvin Middleton; five aunts, Myrtle Johnson, Ruth M. Shakespear, Minnie Ola Shakepear, Virginia Shakespear, Essie Shakespear of Andalusia; a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, relatives and friends.