Obituaries for Fri., May 13, 2011

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 13, 2011


Kenneth Lewis “Kenny” Mollitor, 56, passed away on Sat., April 30, 2011, at a local hospital.

Kenny was born March 15, 1955, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Kenneth and Anna (Jessmore) Mollitor. He served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict and saw action in Thailand.

He worked for carnivals for most of his adult life until he passed through Andalusia in 1992. Here, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and met the love of his life, the former Lisa Kay Smithson. They were married for 18 years and have one child.

After Kenny arrived in Andalusia, he primarily performed landscaping work until he became his mother-in-law’s primary caregiver after she suffered a stroke at an early age.  When strangers met him, they often thought Janice was his mother rather than his wife’s by the way Kenny spoke about her and by his care for her. He always looked forward to warmer weather when he would be able to spend time riding his Harley with Lisa and caring for his beautiful flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lisa Mollitor of Andalusia; three daughters, Miss Meri Kate Mollitor of Andalusia, Ms. Ashley Jenae Mollitor of Owosso, Mich., and Mrs. Amber (Henry) Bullough of Parkersburg, W. Vir.; two grandchildren, Autumn Paige Schultz and Dakota Lee Schultz of Owosso, Mich.; mother-in-law, Janice Phillips of Andalusia; uncle and aunt, the Rev. and Mrs. Edwin (Margaret) Patterson of Andalusia; and extended family in Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one sister.

A private memorial service will be held following cremation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred and may be sent to P. O. Box 1465, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

Davis Watkins Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.


Nora Anderson, 66, passed away Thurs., May 12, 2011, in the Georgiana hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sun., May 15, at Zion Hill Church Cemetery with the Rev. Frankie McVay officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing.

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

Survivors include her son, Gary (Barbara) Holloway of McKenzie; daughter, Marcia Lee; two brothers, Ollie (Bertha) Henderson and Paul (Debbie) Henderson; two sisters, Rebecca Blankenship and Barbara Ballard, all of Andalusia; grandchildren, Jamie Holloway, Brittany (Patrick) Broder, Michael (Kattie) Lee and Shannon (Tonya) Lee; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Holloway; brother, Hubert Henderson; and parents, Gaston and Nora Mae Henderson.

Keahey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, visit


Louise Meadows Dickens, 79, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., May 10, 2011, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

A celebration of her home going, and especially her music ministry, will be held 2 p.m., Sat., May 14, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Keahey Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the chapel.

Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

She was employed with United Telephone as a record’s clerk for a number of years. She was an accomplished musician – dually talented as a pianist and vocalist. With her husband, she served on an evangelism team, traveling across the United States and frequenting the states of New Mexico, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and all the southern states.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Marlin D. Dickens of Andalusia; sister-in-law, Celeste Meadows of Pensacola, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews, as well as two special great nieces, Lori Meadows of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kim Trammel of Panama City, Fla.

Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews.

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Virginia Henry, 75, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., May 11, 2011, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., May 14, at Andalusia Full Gospel Tabernacle with the Rev. John Hunt officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include her brother, Ray Julian (Ellie) Taylor of Newport News, Va.; three sisters, Helen Maxine (Jimmy) Wambles of Andalusia, Gloria Jean (David) Morrantez of Destin, Fla., and Bobbie Katherine (Bill) Rogers of Andalusia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Henry; son, Gary Leonard Henry; daughter, Vickie Joe Henry; and parents, Buster Julian Taylor, and Myrtie Cadelia Whatley Taylor.

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Jonathon Evan Carpenter, 14, of Red Level, died Sun., May 8, 2011, in a Crestview, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services will be held today, Fri., May 13, at 3 p.m. from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Canant officiating and interment will follow in the Old Bethesda Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Anthony (Sara Beth) Carpenter; his mother Deena (Steve) Padgett; his sister, Sadie Nicole Carpenter, all of Andalusia; his three brothers, David Colton Carpenter of Andalusia and Hunter Ray Carpenter and Steven Caleb Padgett, both of Red Level; his paternal grandparents, James and Shirley Carpenter; his maternal grandmother, Teresa (Manford) Sanders; and maternal great-grandmother, Voncile Garrett, all of Andalusia.

Pallbearers will be Michael Garrett, Casey Colvin, Terry Gantt, Russell Messick, Seth Stewart and Rick Wunsh.

Those unable to attend may sign the online guest registry at


Michael Levi Neal, 15, of Red Level, died Mon., May 9, 2011, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services will be held today, Fri., May 13, at 1 p.m. from the Red Level High School stadium with the Rev. Dennis Knowles and the Rev. Dennis Moss officiating and interment will follow in the Old Bethesda Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Donna Neal of Red Level; his sisters, Kristy (David) Crowder of Shelbyville, Tenn., Tori (Jamie) England of Woodberry, Tenn., Brittany (Kyle) Skipper and Kelly Caine, both of Red Level; his brothers, Lamar (Wendy) Caine of Andalusia and Jonathon Caine of Red Level; his nieces, Alexis Riner, Zoie England, Kallie Crowder, Kiley Caine and Madelyn Skipper; his nephews, Anthony Davenport and Brock Skipper; his paternal grandparents, Terry and Sylvia Neal of Andalusia; and his maternal grandparents, Margaret Huckabaa and Thermon and Barbara Douglas, all of Red Level.

Pallbearers will be Cory Scott, Wayne Milton, Eric Conner, Dylan Conner, Matthew Stokes, Kip Whatley, Andrew Stokes and Mark Grantham.

Those unable to attend may sign the online guest registry at


Gracie Ethel Voydell Pate, 85, of Andalusia, died Wed., May 11, 2011, in a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held on today, Fri., May 13, at 10 a.m. from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Brooklyn Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Knowles will officiate.

Visitation will be at Foreman’s one hour prior to the service.

She is survived by her son, Jimmy Pate of Andalusia; a stepson, Conrad Pate of Brooklyn; a daughter, Judy Ward of Belleville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Shaver of Birmingham.

Pallbearers will be Mike Paul, Josh Pate, Eddie Williamson, Glen Walters, Ryan Copeland and Wayne Baggett.

Those unable to attend may sign the online guest registry


Adelle Goodson Bullock, age 93, of Andalusia died Tuesday May 10, 2011 in a local nursing facility.

Mrs. Bullock was a nurse for Dr. Ray Evers and at Columbia General Hospital for many years, where she helped deliver hundreds of babies. She and her husband, Louria, owned and operated Spicers Dry Cleaners for many years. She loved decorating her yard for Christmas every year and the neighborhood children grew up helping her decorate it.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louria Bullock; son, John Mark Bullock; parents, Alto and Tera Goodson; sister, Agnes Perry; and brothers, Rushing Goodson and Pershing W. Goodson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Sat., May 14, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow at Harmony Cemetery.

Visitation be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bullock is survived by nieces and nephews, Ray (Brenda) Goodson of Andalusia; Patsy (Charlie) Pilcher and Jean Goodson Worthington, all of Cullman; Mary (Ron) Wyatt and Travis (Laurie) Perry, all of Dothan, and Tramel L. Perry of Kinston.

Pallbearers will be Ray Goodson, Wade Goodson, Lee Brooks, Cody Washington, Tramel Perry and Travis Perry.


Dr. Robert R. Daniel Sr., M.D., 79, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on Fri., May 6, 2011.

Funeral services were held Tues., May 10, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Jackie Slaughter. Entombment immediately followed at the Alabama Heritage Garden Mausoleum.

He was preceded in death by his spouse of 23 years, Alease H. (Sandy) Daniel, who had served for many years as the administrator of the Andalusia Hospital.

He is survived by his children, Robert “Chap” and Chantal Daniel, Lawrence “Tag” Daniel, Walter “Kit” Daniel, Jennifer Daniel Campbell and Nancy and Keith Brechtelsbauer. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Amy Daniel, David Richardson, Melissa Richardson, Ian Brechtelsbauer and Erich Brechtelsbauer.

He was a lifetime member of the American Medical Association and member of Capitol Heights United Methodist Church of Montgomery. He practiced medicine in Andalusia for many years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia. Condolences and memorials may be left at