Obituaries for Wed., April 27, 2011

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 27, 2011



Brayston Lee Holder, the infant son of LeAnn Watford and Jerry Holder, passed away Wed., April 20, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today, Wed., April 27, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Canant officiating with burial following in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include his mother, Lean Watford of Red Level; father, Jerry Holder of Opp; brother, Elijah Riley Walford of Red Level; grandparents, Donnie (Ruthie Mae) Walford of Red Level and Jerry Holder and Rachel Pickron both of Florida; great-grandparents, Durham (Wynette) Bozeman of Red Level and Sybil Sellers of Florida; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


Ruthie M. Blocker Dubose Spivey, 85, of Red Level, died Sat., April 23, 2011, at the Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services were held Tues., April 26, at 2 p.m., from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Knowles officiating. Interment followed in the Old Bethesda Cemetery in Loango. Special music was provided by Ron Taylor.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Jack Hart of Andalusia, Patsy and Willie J. Etheridge of Paul and Doris and Larry Hattaway of the Loango Community; five grandchildren and spouses, Cherrie and Wayne Gladwell, Ladonice and Tony Ingram, Jacque and Mike Hart, Lynn and Danny McCollough and Manfred Sanders; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler Ingram, DeWayne Gladwell, Courtney Williamson, Zack Gladwell, Brandon Sanders, Corey Scott, Brittany Scott and Adison Hart; five great-great-grandchildren, Brody Ingram, Jackson Ingram, Jaydon Gladwell, Aaron Scott and Anna Claire Gladwell; three brothers, Jay L. and Evelyn Blocker of Laurel Hill, Fla., Edward L. and May Blocker of Andalusia and Johnnie D. Blocker of Loveland, Colo.; and three sisters, Hazel Blocker McClain, Frankie Luschen and Nell Anderson, all of Opp.

Pallbearers were Tony Ingram, Tyler Ingram, Corey Scott, Danny McCollough, Wayne Gladwell and Derek Williamson.

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James “Jimmy” Byron Bruce, 71, of Merritt Island, Fla., formerly of Andalusia, died Sat., April 23, 2011, in Merritt Island, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thurs., April 28, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Pritchett officiating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Bruce of Merritt Island; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Cathy Bruce of Great Falls, Mont.; his daughters and son-in-law, Stacy and Dale Harvey of Easley, S.C., and Brandi Austin of Merritt Island; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Ann Dean of Kinston; and brother, Bobby Warren of Andalusia.

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