Obituaries for Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 7, 2010


Irene Day Cook, 84 of Opp, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 in the Florala nursing facility.

Graveside services will be held Fri., Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing and the Rev. Billy Boles officiating.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Tommy Wood of Bay Minette; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Linda Day of Opp, James Day of Crestview, Fla., and Richard and Maxine Day of Opp; three grandchildren, Tom Wood of Dallas, Texas, and Connie and Brian Meverden of Wichita, Texas, and Martha Wood of Dallas, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Bethanney Meverden, Faith Wood, Nick Wood, Serena Wood and Cameron Wood.


Fred “Don” Chesser, 79, of Red Level, passed away Tues., Oct. 5, 2010, in the Luverne hospital.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local #52 of Montgomery/

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Fri., Oct. 8, at Pigeon Creek Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. John Eiland officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Patty Chesser of Webb, Loyd and Tammie Chesser of Red Level and Curtis and Stephanie Chesser of Evergreen; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Danny Elmore of Andalusia; three brothers, Morgan Chesser of Stockton and Butch Chesser of Red Levell sister, Era Chesser of Greenville; nine grandchildren, Brandy Beverly, Slick Nixon, John Nixon, Kristen Meeks, Chad Chesser, Curt Chesser, J.T. Chesser, John L. Chesser and Brad Strickland; and five great-grandchildren, Dustin Beverly, Matthew Beverly, Maggie Nixon, Sydney Nixon and Greer Meeks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Earnestine King Chesser; son, Kennith Chesser; and a grandson, Mark Lavon Beverly Jr.


Shirley Clark Godwin, 73, of Andalusia, died Tues., Oct. 5, 2010, in a Birmingham hospital.

She was born in Alabama on Aug. 19, 1937, to Robert Cecil Clark and Cecilia Raley Clark. She is a retired recording clerk for the Covington County Probate Office having worked there for 30 years.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Fri., Oct. 8, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frankie McVay officiating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Charlotte Godwin of Andalusia; her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Sandie McVay of Andalusia; her grandchildren, Zac Godwin, Heather Metcalf, Nathan Shirey, Gabby Godwin and Daniel Shirey; a great-grandson, Hunter Stacks; and her mother, Cecilia Clark of Andalusia

She is preceded in death by her husband, Terry Ray Godwin.

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Larry W. Hawkins, 57, of Andalusia, died Wed., Oct. 6, 2010, in the Dothan hospital.

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