Obituaries for Fri., May 28, 2010

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 28, 2010


Allene Sasser, 71, born in Dozier on Nov. 17, 1938, the daughter of the late I. John Sasser and Myrtle Sasser, passed away Wed., May 26, 2010, in Pensacola Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., today, Fri., May 28, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Vinson Jones officiating and special music arranged by the family.

Burial will follow in the Weed Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Having cerebral palsy since birth, she always was one that would never give up. She always tried to do with her disability; the impossible and she did.

She never complained even in the midst of horrible disabilities. She was greatly loved and spoken well of by all who knew her. Her favorite gesture, even just before she passed away, was to give “two thumbs up.” She always smiled when read to from the Bible, especially the verses, Revelation 21:4 and Isaiah 33:24 which speaks of “no resident will say I am sick.” Of all her exemplary qualities, she loved Jehovah and loved to hear about Him and His son, Jesus Christ. She had great love for all and was always positive even when faced with many reasons to be negative. She was always very encouraging to others by her effort to always try and do the impossible. She was truly a remarkable lady.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Cheryl Sasser; two nephews, Ron (Rachel) Sasser and Kevin (Jenifer) Sasser; aunts, Marie Kidd, Francis Patrick and Readie Hornsby; uncles, Glen Duncan, Eual Duncan, Farrel Duncan and Manuel Patrick.


David Ray Powell, 47, of Houma, La., passed away unexpectedly Mon., May 24, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sat., May 29, at the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Fred Karthaus officiating and burial following in the Andalusia Memorial cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home is directing.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include his father, Ray Powell of Houma, La.; sister and brother-in-law, Lillie Anne and Scott Salsberry of Franklin, Tenn.; fiancé, Lisa Parker of Houma, La.; nieces and nephews, Christopher Authement, Abigail Salsberry and John Salsberry.

A memorial service will be held in Houma, La. by the Mardi Gras Crew Selucrey Sophistocats at a later date.

Those unable to attend may sign the online guest book at


Fay Reddish, 77, of Morristown, Tenn., formerly of Covington County, passed away Sun., May 23, 2010.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Thurs., May 27, at the Sanford Assembly of God Church. Interment followed in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Stimmell of Whiteburg, Tenn.; brothers, Randy Reddish of Stuart, Fla., and David Reddish of Birmingham; sister, Margie Armor of Milton, Fla.; grandchildren, Travis D. Croxdale, Heather Gordon and Samuel Stimmell; great-grandchildren, Jacob Stimmell, Elizabeth Stimmell, Aaron Long and Travis D. Croxdale.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Reddish.