Obituaries for Sept. 3

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2011


Frances Deloris King, 64, of Andalusia, died Thurs., Sept. 1, 2011, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., on Tues., Sept. 6, at Beda Baptist Church, with the Rev. Glen Hutto officiating. Interment will follow at Wing Cemetery with Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Foreman’s and at the church one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy Moore; a daughter, Kim (Johnny) Perkins, all of Andalusia; mother, Bessie Adkison; brother, C.T. (Carolyn) Adkison; and sisters, Doris Hanscom and Gwen (Jimmy) Newton, all of Wing.


The country is in mourning, for Robert Denmark Kilpatrick, a hero, passed away Sun., Aug. 25, 2011.

Kilpatrick was born to Walter and Bobbie Lee Kilpatrick on Sept. 30, 1922, in Andalusia.

He was married to Mavis Adams on Feb. 14, 1946, and they had a beautiful baby girl, Robin, who met and married retired Navy Capt. Martin P. Smith. This union produced three wonderful grandchildren: Sean, Matthew and Rebecca. They were the joy of his life and his favorite pastime.

The Smith family resides in Fleming Island, Fla., where Mr. Kilpatrick spent his last four months with them.

He joined the Alabama National Guard in 1938, and was called to active duty reporting to Camp Blanding, Fla., in 1940.

He volunteered for duty as a paratrooper, and following training at Ft. Bragg, N.C., he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 504th Parachute Infantry, 2nd Battalion, Echo Company.

Kilpatrick entered the war in the invasion of North Africa, and was engaged in Sicily, Italy; Normandy; Holland and Germany; received two Purple Hearts, and was awarded the Bronze Star and numerous theater and unit citations.

He often commented that once deployed, he never again slept indoors until the end of the war. He was a true member of the “Greatest Generation.”

Following his discharge in July of 1945, he returned home, married Mavis and worked many years as a sheet metal and airframe mechanic, both in Mobile and Pensacola, Fla., and retired from the Civil Service in August of 1980.

He was widowed in January of 2011, and is survived by Robin and her family members; sisters, Sybil Cooper and Sara Norris; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

He will always be remembered by his family and extended family members as a generous, kind and selfless individual.

No request was too great; and no task was too hard. He was always willing to help. He will forever be fondly remembered and missed greatly.

Funeral services were conducted at noon on Mon., Aug. 29, at the Oak Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Barrancas National Cemetery.


Martha Stearns, 84, of Richmond, Texas, and formerly of Andalusia, died Wed., Aug. 31, 2011, in Sugar Land, Texas.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.