Obituaries for Fri., Sept. 3, 2010

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 3, 2010


On Aug. 30, 2010, God sent His angel to pluck from His garden another lovely flower and escort Mrs. Luvonia Jones, a long-time resident of Pier 7 Road, to her eternal home. She was born on Dec. 1, 1911, in Covington County, to the late Milton and Mary Whittaker Mass.

She met and united in holy matrimony with the late Mr. Thomas H. Jones. Preceding her in death were three sisters, two brothers, and two sons, Tyrone P. (Skeeter) Jones and John H. Jones.

She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Zion Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, where she served in several capacities within the church. The two most memorable were as an usher and Mother of the Church.

She lived a full and healthy life until the last days of her life. She was well known and loved in the community, where she was affectionately known as “Mrs. Baby.”

She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Walter H. Jones of Goldsboro, N.C., and Bobby L. (Connie) Jones of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; two daughters-in-law, Eloise Jones and Lucille Jones; 27 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, two great-great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Jerry D. Harrelson, 67, of Red Level, passed away Thurs., Sept. 2, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 4, at New Hope Independent Baptist Church in Red Level with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 a.m. at the church until the time of services. Burial will follow in the New Hope Independent Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions will be made to the New Hope Independent Baptist Church.


Carl Dale Ammons, 53, of Loango, born Dec. 30, 1956, in Weslaco, Texas, passed away suddenly from this life at 7:49 p.m., on Fri., Aug. 27, 2010, at the Southeast Medical Center in Dothan, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was a graduate of Red Level High School, Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College and Auburn University at Montgomery, where he graduated with honors.

He was a lifelong Alabama fan who loved to float down the river with his son and his brothers. He worked for many years with State of Alabama as a chemist, but later moved from Montgomery to Loango to help his mother in any way possible and always made every possible effort to look out for every member of his family. And while science was his main love, science fiction, computers and old-time rock’n’roll were a close second.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Gregory; his son, Elijah Thoreau Ammons of Millbrook; his sister, Peggy Ann Armstrong of Enterprise; and brothers, John Ervin Ammons of Slapout, Ala., Carmen Ray Ammons of Andalusia, Jimmy Lee Ammons, Charles James Ammons and Billy Joe Ammons, all of Loango; several aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carmen Ammons of Red Level in 2000; and a brother, Allen Wayne Ammons of Red Level, who died in a traffic accident in 1983.

To honor his love of science, Mr. Ammons elected to donate his body to science. As a result, he will be cremated, and a memorial service announced at a later date.


David Carroll, 55, passed away on Aug. 19, 2010, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

A native of Andalusia, he had been a resident of Pensacola for 30 years. He was a master deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and was a former officer with the Pensacola Police Department and the Montgomery Police Department.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha Carroll; stepson, Michael (Erin) Murphy; two grandchildren, Savannah and Isiah; brothers, Andrew Carroll and Tommy Carroll; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Mon., Aug. 23, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian W. and Thomas W. Carroll of Andalusia.