Obituaries for Tues., July 26, 2011

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Mary Stephens Hurst, 63, of Andalusia passed away at her home on July 20, 2011, while surrounded by family and friends. Memorial services for Mrs. Hurst were held July 23, 2011, at Harmony Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hurst is preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Thelma Stephens, a sister, Betty Hurst Tolson, and two infant sons, Anthony Hurst and Carlton Hurst.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, James Hurst; two sons, Wayne (Tammy) Hurst, and Johnny Hurst; one daughter, Darlene (David) DeVeny; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris (Ronald) Morgan, and Juanita (Johnny) Stewart, and a number of nieces, nephews, and church family.

Mrs. Hurst was employed by LHC HomeCare where she touched the lives of many patients for whom she provided care.

The family would like to thank Harmony Baptist Church, Comfort Care Hospice, Dr. Bob Williams, Dr. Boatright and those at the Kirklin Clinic at UAB Hospital.


Ronald Henderson, 61, of Andalusia’s Cedar Grove Community, passed away Mon., July 25, 2011, in a Dothan hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home.


Linda Watson Palmer, 62, of Andalusia, died Sat., July 23, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., today, Tues., July 26, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral home with the Rev. Earl Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Edwin (Peggy Lee) Watson of Enterprise, Melvin Lee of Sylvester, Ga., and Robert Lee of Kokomo, Ind.; two daughters, Barbara Ford of Kentucky and Candice Mount of Jacksonville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Karen (Buddy) Haney of Kinston and Lanette (Lonnie) Smith of Andalusia; and brothers, Ricky Watson and Terry Watson, both of Andalusia.

Those unable to attend the services or to leave online condolences may sign the guest registry at


Lorene Mack, 94, of Andalusia, died Sat., July 24, 2011, in the Andalusia Manor nursing facility.

Funeral services will be held Wed., July 27, at 10:30 a.m., from Foreman Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Pritchett officiating and burial following in the Antioch Cemetery in Coffee County. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Survivors include her grandsons, Rick Morgan of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Steve Morgan of Andalusia; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty McCallum of Nashville, Tenn.; and special caregivers, Dalton and Opal Barton of Andalusia.

Pallbearers will be Mike Tyler, Dalton Barton, Josh Morgan, Alec Morgan, Zach Morgan and Warren Hollis.

Those unable to attend the services or to leave online condolences may sign the guest registry at


Sue Viall, 77, of Huntsville, passed away Sat., July 24, 2011 at home.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William S. “Bill” Viall; sons, William Thomas “Billy” Viall and wife, Cindy, of Decatur and Walter Bradford Viall of Huntsville; daughter, Martha Milton and husband, Robert, of New Market, Ala.; grandchildren, Kirby Viall, Hannah Viall, Walter Viall, Christine Milton, Blake Viall, Wesley Viall, Melissa Milton and Brett Allen; brothers, Walter Wyatt Jr. and wife, Blanche, of N.C., and John Wyatt and wife, Larene, of Andalusia; and many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Brantley, the daughter of Walter Thomas Wyatt Sr. and Rosa Davis Wyatt. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Wyatt Hemphill. She graduated from Brantley High School in 1951, where she was homecoming queen and valedictorian. She graduated from the Univer-sity of Alabama with a degree in nursing and became a registered nurse. She worked in the nursing field at Jefferson Hillman Hospital in Birmingham, Holy Name of Jesus Hospital in Gadsden and Huntsville Hospital. She also taught nursing for several years until she left the work force to raise her children. When her children were older, she went back to school to earn her teaching certificate from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She taught school in the Huntsville City School System, the Blount County, Tenn., School System and then the Madison County School System. She retired in 1992. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, sewing, and mostly, her grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wed., July 27, at the United Church of Huntsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sue Viall Memorial Fund at the United Church of Huntsville.