Obituaries for Tues., May 10, 2011

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Michael Levi Neal, 16, of the Loango Community, died in a traffic accident on Sun., May 8, 2011.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foreman Brown Funeral Service.

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Jessie “J.R.” Grice Jr., 66, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., May 7, 2011, in the Enterprise hospital.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., today, Tues., May 10, at Antioch Cemetery with the Rev. Durwood Cleland

officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Grice of Mobile; daughters, Melanie Smith of Andalusia and Candance Thornton of Wetumpka; two sisters, Sandra Jeter of Enterprise and Jean Curry of Andalusia; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Paul Grice.

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Mrs. “Avon” Nellie Croley Pope Simmons, 94, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., May 8, 2011, in Huntsville,

where she had resided for the past few years to be near her daughter.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wed., May 11, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Eulogies will be given by her

special friends, Alan Cotton, John Croft and Kym Keahey. Harmonica music will be performed by Tripp Bass. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

Mrs. “Avon” Nellie as her name well implied, was Andalusia’s face for Avon for more than 53 years.  During the 1980s, she worked part time for the City of Andalusia’s Welcome Committee, delivering gift certificates from local merchants to newcomers of Andalusia. In her friendly spirit, she was continually cultivating more and more Avon customers.

Mrs. Nellie was a friend to anyone she met and a top sales lady for the Avon Company for many, many years. Through out the years, she was recognized for her sales achievements, among some of her more prestigious accolades, she was named: Avon Best of the Best, #1 in Sales Increase; Avon Best of the Best, #1 in Sales Volume; Avon District Achievement Award, # 1 in Total Sales; Avon Sales Excellent Award, Spirit of Avon Award Team Leader Award, Avon Honor Society Awards; and the Avon Miss Alvee Award, named for the first Avon representative, Mrs. Alvee.  The Miss Alvee Award was one of the most prestigious awards for club members. This award was presented to sales agents who portrayed exceptional pride, dedication, purpose, spirit and strength –  all qualities which well describe Mrs. Avon Nellie.

Survivors include her daughter, Felicia Ann Pope of Huntsville; a special friend, Sherry Ammons of Huntsville; nieces, Janice Gardner and Johnette Day, both of Oxford, Phyllis Day of Pell City, Linda Herron of Hayden, Ala., and Dot Sexton; nephews, John Croley of Mobile, Robert Croley of Greenville and William Sims of Georgianna; and a large host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Keahey, R.J. Keahey, Chris Cotton,  Harold Carpenter and Johnny Croft.


In great appreciation of such a joyful and generous soul, it is announced with great sorrow that Agnes Stokes Fort More died on April 27, 2011.

She leaves behind so very many devoted family members and friends here on earth who are left to wonder about the way things happen in this world. From Palmer School, through Ward Belmont, The Madeira School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Franklin, Virginia Beach and beyond, she blazed a path so bright, steady and true.

Intensely interested in nature, the arts and her fellow man, she was always busy lifting others up. By her nature, she was attracted to the good things in life, and she fully realized that a strong faith, a happy heart, a disciplined life, a concern for and love of others are the real and true things of life. She will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Agnes May Stokes of Lynchburg, Va., and Rufus Elijah Fort Jr., and two sisters, Julia Fails and Louise Merritt.

She is survived and mourned by her husband of 54 years, Livingfield More; her daughter, Ellen Livingfield More; grandchildren, Ellen Octavia Stokes Dunavan and John Theron Hatfield Nicholson Dunavan Jr., as well as beloved nieces and nephews. She was also survived by her sister, Tish Fort.

A private graveside burial service will be held today, Tues., May 10, at her family home, River Grange. The Rev. Canon Henry P. Minton will officiate. The family suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following: The Agnes Stokes Fort More Endowment for Excellence in the Arts of Battle Ground Academy, 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin, TN 37069; The Virginia Military Institute, for the Dr. Rufus E. and Louise Clark Fort Scholarship for Tennesseans, P. O. Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450; or Nashville Public Television, 161 Raines Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.

Mrs. More was the wife of Livingfield More. His father was the late E. L. More who came to the Andalusia area in 1898 as president of the proposed A & F Division of the L&N Railroad. E. L. More was responsible for the construction of the railroad from Georgiana to Graceville, Fla. He organized and developed the Horse Shoe Lumber Company and the River Falls Power Company. Livingfield and his wife attended the dedication ceremony of the bridge over the Conecuh River as the “E. L. More Memorial Bridge.” Livingfield and his wife are lifetime members of the Covington Historical Society and have been loyal supporters of the Three Notch Museum.


Pearl Morrow Moulton, 87, of Andalusia, died Sat., May 7, 2011, in the Oakwood Nursing Home in Bay Minette.

Funeral services were held Mon., May 9, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating, and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Myron Brogden of Bay Minette, Janet Moulton of Houston, Texas, and Wynne and Tim Straughn of Andalusia; a daughter-in-law, Joan Moulton of Headland; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her brothers, George Morrow of Laurel Hill, Fla., Charles Morrow of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and Bob Morrow of Milton, Fla.; and a sister, Cora Hicks of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

Mrs. Moulton is predeceased by her husband, Cliff Moulton; her son, Larry Moulton; and grandson, Michael Brogden.

Pallbearers were Charles Moulton, Chris Wingo, Tim Straughn, John David Straughn, Jamie Straughn and Joey Short.

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