Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 8, 2010

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Ethel Bush Hall, 85, of Georgiana, died Mon., Sept. 6, 2010.

Funeral services will be Fri., Sept. 10, from the First Baptist Church of Georgiana with the Rev. Allen Stephenson officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.

Visitation will be held Thurs., Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Hall was born Oct. 12, 1924, six miles west of Georgiana to the late Otis and Adelle Bush. She married Fred Bush on Jan. 6, 1943. Together, they reared 10 children. She worked at various places outside the home. She was a lifelong member of the New Home Church, and upon its closing, joined the First Baptist Church of Georgiana. She was a member of the Georgiana Garden Club for almost 20 years and was awarded a lifetime pin and plaque. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church U.M.W. for more than 20 years. She was always active in the community. She loved helping people, the church, her flowers and her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hall; two daughters, Myra Dell Ward and Elise Bates; two sons, Fred Hall Jr. and Ed Hall; and three brothers, Ollie Ray Bush, Albert Bush and William Bush.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy S. (Jim) Stecki of Lake Worth, Fla., and Mildred Southerland of Lexington, S.C.; sons, Gene (Virginia) Hall of Pratville, Paul (Hope) Hall of Lexington, S.C., Larry (Sue) Hall of Gantt, and Jerry Hall of Georgiana; 24 grandchildren; more than 30 great-grandchildren; a few great-great-grandchildren, as well as five sisters, Brenda Gruenewald and Marion Newsome of Georgiana, Margaret Braden and Pauline Szabo, both of Greenville, and Maxine Bentley of Pensacola, Fla.; four brothers, Authar (Dolly) Bush of Birmingham, Wilbur Bush and Gene Bush, both of Greenville, and Wendal Bush of Red Level.

Online condolences can be made at


Sarah M. Hicks Daugherty, 79. of Montgomery, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Sept. 6, 2010, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m., today, Wed., Sept. 8, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel in Andalusia with the Rev. Eugene Meadows officiating and burial following in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to services.

Survivors include her brothers, Cleveland Hicks of Montgomery, William Robert Hicks of Andalusia, Cecil Roy Hicks of Dade City, Fla., and John Huey Hicks of Weirsdale, Fla.; sisters, Mary Gladys Blocker of the Sanford Community, Annie Merle Castleberry and Wilmer Ellen Smith, both of Montgomery.


William Mercer Ham, 86, of Andalusia, died Sept. 7, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 9, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Cotter officiating and interment following at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

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

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Bailey Ham, and son, Rickey D. Ham.

He is survived by his wife, Yolanda Ham of Andalusia; two daughters, Hazel (Charles) Lambert of Andalusia and Marqueta (Tim) Harris of Red Level; one son, Mickey Gene Ham of Dothan; four grandchildren, Misty Corts, Brandy Puet, Michelle Ham and Mary Madalyn Harris; six great-grandchildren; 10 stepchildren; a large number of step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Totsie (Lawrence) Barton and Catherine Bailey of Andalusia.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


David Andrew Lawson, 66, died Sun., Sept. 5, 2010, in a Dothan Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 9, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. James Arron officiating and interment following in Kelley Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie L. Fisher of Brantley; four grandchildren, Haley Adams, Hunter Adams, Hannah Fisher and John Robert Fisher; and one sister, Alice Gilley of Andalusia.


David Gerald Lucas, 84, of Dozier, died Sat., Sept. 4, 2010, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services were held Tues., Sept. 7, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Fred Karthaus and Minister Herb Carlisle officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Lucas of Dozier; his son and daughter-in-law, David Gene and Paula Lucas of Huntsville; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Harold Clark; his grandchildren, David G. Lucas, II, Adrienne Lucas, Robert Adam Lucas, and Samantha Clark; a great-grandson, David Griffin Lucas; two sisters, Carolyn Lambert of Andalusia and Amy Bullock of Red Level; and several nieces and nephews.

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


Jerry D. Harrelson, 67, of Red Level, passed away Thurs., Sept. 2, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services were held Sat., Sept. 4, at New Hope Independent Baptist Church in Red Level with Keahey Funeral Home directing. Burial followed in the New Hope Independent Church Cemetery with Bro. Keith Parker officiating and special music by Aylish Parker.

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 were Gene Stallings, Paul Fleming, Shelp Lucas, Jimmy Turner, Harold Rouse and Ronnie Edson.

Honorary pallbearers were Jason Sasser and Randy Hildreth.

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


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.

The funeral was held at Conecuh River Baptist Church on Sun., Sept. 5, followed with internment in Conecuh River Baptist Church Cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia directed.

Pallbearers were a military honor guard.