Obituaries for Fri., June 17, 2011

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 17, 2011


Betty Evans Gross, 73, of Opp, passed away Wed., June 15, 2011, in Opp hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Sat., June 18, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

Survivors include five sons, David Kenneth Beck, Robert Dewayne Beck, Ronald Beck, Bill Beck and Terry Beck; brother, W.L. Evans Jr.; sisters, Gloria Brantley and Ruby Stone; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gwen Dampier; father, William Laney Evans Sr.; mother, Ruth M. Silas Evans; and brother, John Bennett Evans.

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Mary Clyde Hays, 61, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., June 15, 2011, at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Hays; daughters, Sonya Dulaney of Ft. Walton, Fla., and Brandy Bonner of Andalusia; brothers, Johnny Ables of Milton, Fla., and Pete Hester; sister, Pat Hester, both of Pensacola, Fla.; and grandchildren, Michael Jordon, Charlie Jordon, Britlyn Dulaney and Dalton Reynolds.

Keahey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Ashlyn Horry, daughter of Robert Horry, formerly of Andalusia, and granddaughter of Lelia Horry of Andalusia, will be held at 1 p.m. Sat., June 18, in Houston, Texas.

The family requests no flowers, but welcomes cards and prayers. Donations may be made to the Ashlyn Horry Foundation at or in care of Forest Park Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77077.


Patty Walker Mills, 46, of Birmingham, died Thurs., June 15, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sat., June 18, at Foreman Brown Service Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Oakey Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the Sav-A-Life Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Complete arrangements will be announced later by Foreman Funeral Home.

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