Obituaries for Sat., Sept. 4, 2010

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 4, 2010


William “Bill” Carlton Cross, 67, died in his home Sept. 2, 2010, surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.

He was a loving husband and father, a deacon of Conecuh River Baptist Church, a retired Army veteran and a friend to many.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Ann Williams Cross; son, William Carlton (Carl) Cross Jr. and wife Trish Smith Cross of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Angie Cross Parker and husband John Major Parker of Opp; brother, John P. Cross and wife Gloria Brady-Cross of Lafayette, La.; four grandchildren, Colton and Mia Cross and

Alex and Ryan Parker; a very special niece, Lisa Teel; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Arthenia (Bobbie) Moore Cross Douglas; his father, Jack Allen Cross; and three brothers, Robert, Jack Allen and James Walker (Tiny) Cross.

Funeral arrangements are by Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia with visitation held tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at Conecuh River Baptist Church on Sun., Sept., 5, at 2 p.m. followed with internment in Conecuh River Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be a military honor guard.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family asks that donations be made to the Comfort Care Hospice at 1805-3 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36421 or the Alabama Baptist

Children’s Homes & Family Ministries at P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236-1767.

The family would like to thank Comfort Care Hospice for their dedication and genuine concern in providing ease and comfort to their loved one in his time of need during his illness.


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.


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 with Bro. Keith Parker officiating. Special music by Aylish Parker. Burial will follow in the New Hope Independent Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church until the time of services.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Harrelson; mother, Voncile Harrelson, both of Red Level; sons, Samuel D. Harrelson of Red Level and Steven L. Harrelson of Fairhope; daughter, Stephanie H Green of Fairhope; brothers, Jimmy L. Harrelson of Lincoln, Michael S. Harrelson Sr. and Ray Harrelson, both of Selma, and Michael S. Harrelson Jr. of Red Level; sisters, Barbara H Schneider of Selma, Linda H. Barr of Andalusia, Betty H. Jones of Andalusia; uncle, Randolph Cooper of Pascagoula, Miss.; aunt, Mary Lacey of Red Level; grandchildren, Shandi Jones, Shawn Harrelson, Hayden Harrelson, Hope Harrelson, Andrea Green and Aaron Green; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa Jones, Jada Harrelson, Noah Harrelson and Noelle Harrelson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Garland Harrelson; grandfather, Sam Cooper, grandmother, Rochelle Cooper; and uncle, Sam Cooper Jr.

Pallbearers will be Gene Stallings, Paul Fleming, Shelp Lucas, Jimmy Turner, Harold Rouse and Ronnie Edson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Sasser and Randy Hildreth.

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


Vivian Lofton Ward of Bay Springs, Miss., died at her residence Thurs., Sept. 2, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Sun., Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. at Foreman Brown Service Funeral Home with Minister Jack Lunsford officiating. Interment will follow at Mobley Creek Cemetery.

She is survived by three daughters, Gayle (Jack) Lunsford of Taylorsville, Miss., Dale Whatley of Birmingham, and Anita (Jim) Summers of Jena, La.; two sons, Gary (Judy) Ward of Soso, Miss., and Craig Ward of Pelham; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and others.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Foreman’s.

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