Obituaries for Sept. 8, 2011

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2011


Scott Alexander Marshall, 72, of Somerset, Ky., passed away after a five-year battle with cancer on Tues., Sept. 6, 2011, at Lake Cumberland Regional hospital.

Born in Bir-mingham on May 13, 1939, Mr. Marshall received his bachelor’s and master’s, as well as his doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama.

He retired after 33 years of teaching business and economics at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham. After moving to Somerset in 2000, he continued as an adjunct professor of economics at Eastern Kentucky University.

Since moving to Somerset, he served as a member of the Adanta Board of Directors and co-chair of the finance committee. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. of Somerset, where he served as an elder and co-chair of the worship committee. Previously, he had served as an elder of Huffman Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. in Birmingham.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, (Emma) Jo Grimes Marshall of Somerset, Ky. Also surviving are his children: Kristin Marshall Henderson (Chad) of Birmingham and Scott Alexander Marshall Jr., M.D, (Katie) of San Antonio, Texas; three grandsons, Marshall Earl Henderson, Chad Patrick Henderson and Scott Alexander Marshall III; his sister, Judy Marshall Wallace (Paul) of Birmingham; and niece, Shelley Elizabeth Wallace of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Bernard Grimes (Mary Ann), and Thermon Grimes (Joyce), and nieces, nephews and cousins from Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Muir Marshall and Helen Abell Marshall, both of Birmingham.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. EST at First Presbyterian Church of Somerset, Ky.

Funeral services will be Fri., Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. EST at First Presbyterian Church. Graveside service and interment will be held on Sat., Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. CST at Rose Hill Cemetery in Dozier.

The family will also receive visitors on Sun., Sept. 11, from 5-7 p.m. CST at Homewood Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 513 Old Columbiana Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Somerset, Ky., building fund, or the Phi Theta Kappa Marshall Lecture Endowment, P.O. Box 13729, Jackson, MS, 39236-3729.


Jean Kelley, 42, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Sept. 7, 2011, at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Fri., Sept. 9, at the Kelley family cemetery with the Rev. John Hunt officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Keahey Funeral Home.

To attend the graveside service, travel from River Falls to Plywood Mill Road; go three miles, then turn right onto Over Yonder Road. Then turn left onto Rosin Ridge Road, then left onto Silver Gate Road.

Survivors include her father, Lonnie Frank Benbow; mother, Helen Benbow; daughter, Enda Chell Foxworth; and sisters, Ruth Ann Davis and Racheal Lynn Grimes, all of Andalusia.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Nix, Virgil Davis, Russell Walker, Samuel Dellapietro, Douglas Sorrells and Steve Kelley.

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Janis Lawson, 57, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., Sept., 6, 2011, in a Birmingham hospital.

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

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Lonnie Henderson passed away Wed., Sept. 7, 2011, in a hospice care facility in Tampa, Fla.

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

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Linda Thomasson Huggins, 67, of Andalusia, died Mon., Sept. 5, 2011, in Montgomery.

Funeral services were held Wed., Sept. 7, at the Cedar Grove Church of Christ with Ministers Brent Missildine, Doug Smith and Eddie Boggess officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Farris Huggins of Andalusia; her daughter and son-in-law, Candy H. and Joe McClendon of Montgomery; her sons and daughters-in-law, Sammy and Beth Huggins and Britt and Shannon Huggins of Prattville; her grandchildren, Pierce Huggins, Ashton Huggins, Ansley Huggins, Julia McClendon, Elexis Huggins and Caden Huggins; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Christine Thomasson of Panama City, Fla.; and sister, Shirley Thomasson of St. Mary’s, Ga.

Pallbearers were Charlie Grantham, Chris Grantham, Thagard Colvin, Ray Colvin, Terry Pierce, Joe Keller, Curt Thomasson and Curtis Thomasson.

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Cleo Rawls Brook, 101, of Niceville, Fla., formerly of the Andalusia area, Sun., Sept. 4, 2011, in a Niceville, Fla., nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Thurs., Sept. 8, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Sharpe officiating, and burial following in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth “Butch” and Barbara Brook of Niceville, Fla.; her grandchildren, Heather and Clark Murray and Ken and Dawn Brook; great-grandchildren, Ella Clark Murray, Kate Murray and Tatum Brook; and a sister, Erris Croom of Columbus, Ga.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rex Brook, and infant son, Billy Rex Brook.

The family will accept flowers, or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

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