Obituaries for Thurs., March 17, 2011

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2011


Gwynda Meredith, 90, of Andalusia, passed away on Tues., March 15, 2011.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., today, Thurs., March 17, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Golden officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, L.D. and Beverly Meredith Jr. of

Birmingham; daughters and son-in-law, Sue and Gerald Wells of Red Level and Joyce McGiffert of Wetumpka; brother, Henry Bolden Butler of Marietta, Ga.; sisters, Lorene Bryan of Dozier, Bobbie Ramsey of Andalusia and Tensie Beam of North Agusta, S.C.; grandchildren, Mindy (Tim) Bush of Mckenzie, Danny Wells of Red Level, David (Renee) Wells of Red Level, April McGiffert of Wetumpka, Donna (David) Gomillion of Red Level and Allison (Lance) Mills of Andalusia; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Meredith.

Pallbearers will be Cody Bush, Colt Bush, Callahan Bush, John Wells, Morgan Wells and Tyler Gomillion. Honorary pallbearers are Logan Whittley, Danny Wells, David Wells, Tim Bush, Lance Mills, David Gomillion, Jamie Wiggins and Austin Weathers

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James M. Wright, 64, of Andalusia, passed away on Tues., March 15, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Fri., March 18, 2011, at Keahey Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in South Church of God Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Wright; sons, Jerald (Lena) Wright, James (Michelle) Wright and Milton Levon (Jane) Wright, all of Andalusia; 12 grandchildren, Brandy, Whitney, Nichole, Aaron, Brandon, Courtney Wright, Destiny Goodman, Amber Mitchell, Abigale Goodman, Daniel Wright, Dillon and Logan Wright Ethan Burgans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stevie J. Wright and Mary Elizabeth Wright, and a sister, Frances Eugene Wiggins.

Serving as pallbearers will be Russell Walker, Eddie Gene, Wright, J. R. Powell, Michael Wright, James Mount and Arthur Lee.


Karen Jordan, 50, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Andalusia, passed away on Tues., March 15, 2011.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m., Sat., March 19, at the Church of the Nazarene cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends at Keahey Funeral Home at 8 a.m. on Saturday until time to depart for the cemetery.

Survivor include daughter, Leeann Jordan; stepson, James Jordan, both of Andalusia; three brothers, John Bailey and William Bailey, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Robert Bailey of Savannah, Ga.; one sister, Sharon Bailey of Pensacola, Fla.; and grandchildren, Bailee Cowart, Brody Furr, Ivey Jordan, Lacey Jordan, Missy Jordan and Jeremy Jordan.

She was preceded in death by a husband, James Clifford Jordan.

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Jerry Hutcheson, 70, of Ozark, formerly of the Andalusia area, died Thurs., March 10, 2011, in the Ozark Nursing Home.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Sat., March 19, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Loango with the Rev. Dennis Knowles officiating.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Reesa Lee Hutcheson and Mark Johnston of Evansville, Ind.; his son, Reese Hutcheson of Diamondhead, Miss.; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his sister, Lena Reed of Dothan; and brother, Greg Hutcheson.

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Alberta Jones was born in Pike County on March 4, 1942, to the late Mrs. Margaret Byrd and the late Jimmy McMillan. She departed this life to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 11, 2011.

Funeral services will be held today, Thurs., March 17, at 2 p.m. with General Elder Archie McDougald officiating and Kirk’s Funeral Chapel directing.

She was married to the late Lenzie Jones. To this union, five children were born.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lenzie Jones, Jr.; her sisters, Emma Jane Byrd and Mary Feagin; and one brother, Columbus Byrd.

She leaves to celebrate her life four children, Shirley (Ellis) McClain, Charles Jones, and Teneda (Michael) Jones of Andalusia, Terry (Sherhonda) Jones of Columbia, S.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Jocie (Willie) Sconiers of Andalusia, Erie (David) Pinney of Bloomfield, Conn., and Corrine (Robert) Artis of Buffalo, N.Y.; one brother, Donald (Susie) Byrd of Ithica, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Ellis McClain, Terry McClain, Odessius Bryant, Morris Calloway, Michael Landrum Jr., and DiAndre Sheridan, all of Andalusia, and Cassietta Coon of Bainbridge, Ga., and Jordan Jones and Justin Jones of Columbia, S.C.; a devoted friend, Sandra James; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.