Obituaries for Fri., Sept. 9, 2011

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 9, 2011


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

Born in Bi-rmingham, 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.

Funeral services will be held today, 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 3-5 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., today, 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; son, Calvin Lee Benbow; 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.

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


Janis Lawson, 57, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., Sept., 7, 2011, in a Birmingham hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., today, Fri., Sept. 9, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Durwood Cleland officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Lamar Lawson of Red Level; two sons, James Anthony Lawson of Red Level and Joshua Ray Lawson of Andalusia; daughter, Jessie Renee Lawson of Red Level; brother, Jerry Steele of Andalusia; sister, Clara Mae Johnson of Red Level; eight grandchildren, Carrie Lawson, Devyn Lawson, Kylah Lawson, Phoenix Lawson, Taylor Lawson, Britnay Hurst, William Hurst and Lyla Hurst.

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


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

The family will receive friends at Keahey Funeral Home on Tues., Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon. A private burial will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Henderson of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Derrell Henderson of California and DeWayne Henderson of Mobile; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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


Ira Richard Dennis, 31, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Sept. 8, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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