Obituaries for Sat., June 18, 2011

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 18, 2011


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., today, 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.

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.

Those unable at attend the services may sign the online guestbook at


Shelby Stephens Parr Ferguson, 70, of Andalusia, died Thurs., June 16, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held on Sun., June 19, 2011, at 2 p.m., from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frankie McVay officiating. Interment will be in the Adellum Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight at 6 at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kennis and Michelle; two grandchildren, Marshal Parr and Whitney Parr, all of Cottonwood; and two brothers, Wayne Stephens of Andalusia and Bill Stephens of Dothan.

Those unable at attend the services may sign the online guestbook at


James Charles O’Neal, 86, of Andalusia, died Fri., June 17, 2011, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Mon., June 20, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Karthaus, the Rev. Harold Cushing and the Rev. Jim O’Neal officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

He was preceded in death by parents, Sim and Bessie O’Neal; brothers, Bill O’Neal, Norman O’Neal and Paul O’Neal; and sisters, Margie Austin, Rachel Peacock and Elizabeth Tillery.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn B. O’Neal of Andalusia; daughter, Ann O’Neal White and husband James O. White of Olympia, Wa.; son, James C. O’Neal, Jr. and his wife Karen C. O’Neal of Chatom; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Christopher) Barr, Megan (Corey) Baydo, Margaret (Sean) Phillips, Christopher (Amanda) White, Jennifer (Dan) Keeffe, Sarah (Jamie) Foster, Erin (Donnie) Moss and Rebecca O’Neal; and sister, Marie (Bart) Gowan of River Falls.

In addition to flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.


Caudie Faye Jackson Middleton died on June 12, 2011, at her residence in Georgiana.

Graveside services will be held today, Wed., June 15, at 10 a.m., from the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. John Bell, pastor of Fairmount Baptist Church, officiating. Family will meet with friends at the cemetery.

A native of the South community in Covington County, she moved to Georgiana after marrying John Elmer Middleton in 1948. She was the only daughter of Daisy Pearl and Joe Sephus Jackson.

She was proud that her roots ran deep in Covington County. She was the granddaughter of Emily Frances Lord and John L. Hitson and Sara Ann Narramore and John C. Jackson. She was a descendant of several Civil War soldiers and William Lord, a Maryland patriot.

She was a supportive wife to her husband, Elmer, and helped him in his career with the L&N Railroad. She was a friend to many people, assisting them in business and medical concerns. She kept a lovely home and enjoyed gardening, canning and crafts. She had an inquisitive mind and read extensively on history and medicine. She was also a friend to animals and cared for many of them over the years.

Predeceased by her husband; an infant son; her daughter, Norma Jean Barnes Gillespie; and her only brother, Curtis McCoy “Coy” Jackson, she is survived by her daughter, Emily Patricia Ann Barnes Nolan of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; her granddaughter and caregiver, Pamala Celeste Nolan; grandsons, Mark, Guy and Phillip and her other granddaughter, Melissa; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Butler County Humane Society, PO Box 264, Greenville, AL 36037.

Those unable to attend may sign the online registry at