Obituaries for Fri., Feb. 25

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 25, 2011

E.J. Cunningham

Funeral services for the Rev. Elisha James “E.J.” Cunningham will be held Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Belleville Missionary Baptist Church in Belleville, Ala.

The body will lie in state at Kirk’s Funeral Chapel today, Fri., Feb. 25, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Dozier, Ala., from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Kirk’s Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.

Winford Buford Yates

Mr. Winford Buford Yates, Jr, age 67, died Mon., Feb. 21, 2011, in a Pensacola, Fla. hospital. Services will be at a later date.

Mr. Yates is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jason Russell of Foley, Ala.; grandchildren, Bonnie Russell, Logan Russell, and Jordan Russell all of Foley; brothers, James Yates, Glen Yates, Vondell Yates, Debo Yates, Ronnie Yates, Carol Yates, and Mark Yates all of Magee, Miss.


Douglas D. Findley, 56, of Andalusia died unexpectedly Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011, in the Andalusia hospital.

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


Mrs. Ruby Henderson, 68, of Andalusia passed away Tues., Feb. 22, 2011, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Fri., Feb. 25, 2011, at West Highland Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Joel Calhoun and the Rev. Frankie McVay will officiate. Special music will be by Pam Bond. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her son, Ladon Ammons of Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Ronnie Pettis of Andalusia, Carolyn and Robert Harris of Andalusia, Lawrescia Johnson of Andalusia; sisters, Alice Walker of Andalusia, Kathleen Miles of North Carolina, and Voncile Lawson of Andalusia; seven grandchildren, Alisha (Andy) Berry, Russell (Meghan) Pettis, Whitney Cook, Amber Hartley, Nathan (Jessica) Trieber, Ashleigh Ammons, Deanna (Trey) Hudson, and Cheyanne Ammons; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alger and Glennie Nelson, and a brother.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ricky Ballard, Rudon Ballard, Gaston Ballard, Tom Stephens, Dewayne Harris, and Richard South.


Alan Eubanks, 68, of Leeds, passed away Mon., Feb. 21, 2011, in Birmingham.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 26, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Jones Eubanks of Leeds, formerly of Covington County; mother, Beatrice Eubanks of Moody; daughter and son-in-law, Debra (Marc) Eubanks Defreyn of Olympia, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Barry (Gail) Brown of Margaret, Ala.; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Janet Eubanks of Pinson; daughter-in-law, Rindi Eubanks Garcia of Gilbert, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Jennifer Brown, Christina Brown, Shea Eubanks, Rhetta Eubanks, Daniale Brown, Alexandra Defreyn, Peyton Defreyn and Drew Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Eubanks, and his father, Charles Emmett Eubanks.