Obituaries for 7/21/2010

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Curtis Ruede, 4, of Andalusia, died Fri., July 16, 2010, at the home of his grandmother in Opp.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thurs., July 22, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Lee officiating and burial following in the Harmony Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Survivors include his mother, Kimberly Harris of Andalusia; his father, Eric Ruede of Bellingham, Wash.; brother, Braxton Davis; sister, MaKenzi Moody, both of

Andalusia; maternal grandparents, Denise and James Harrell of Ariton; paternal grandmother, Glendia Powell of Andalusia; paternal great-grandmother, Pat Davis of Andalusia; and maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Harris of Andalusia.

Serving as pallbearers are Chris Harris and Brad Harrell.


James Barfield Merrill, 73, of Rose Hill, died Sat., July 17, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Tues., July 20, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Morgan and the Rev. David Barton officiating and burial following in Bethel Cemetery in Babbie.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Merrill of Rose Hill; his son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Janet Merrill; a daughter, Cierra Merrill; his grandchildren, Kayla Davis, Ryan Merrill and Aubrey Merrill; and great-grandchild, Devin Davis.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Merrill, Wyatt Sasser, Chris Thomasson, John Wallace, Tommy Ward and Bobby Whatley.

Family and friends unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at


Winford Killingsworth, 50, of Andalusia passed away Mon., July 19, 2010, while working offshore in India.

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


John “Buck” Ingram Roberts, 61, passed away at his home on Wed., July 14, 2010.

A native and lifelong resident of Florala, he was the son of the late Alvie and Virginia Roberts. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970, where he was stationed at Ft. Myer, Va., and was assigned to the “Old Guard.” He was a member of the Covington County Sheriff’s Posse for the last 17 years. He was formerly employed with the Covington County road department. He was a farmer, a welder, a mechanic and a millright during his life. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Allen) Jordan and Tami (Eric) Cook; stepson, John Adams; four sisters, Victoria Keller of Niceville, Fla., Susie (Donnell) Morris, Alice (Jerry) Fuller, all of Florala, and Mary (Joe) Aplin of Eufaula; and grandchildren, Ryan Jordan, Kenna Jordan, John Thomas Cook and Nathan Cook.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bobby Lawrence.

Funeral services were held Sat., July 17, at Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. William Aplin officiating and interment following in the Chapel Hill Cemetery with full military honors.