Obituaries for Tues., Sept. 13, 2011

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Olive Baker, 89, of Skipperville, passed away on Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, in an Ozark nursing facility.

Funeral services will be held on Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Skipperville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Freddie McCain officiating. Interment will follow in the Skipperville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Miss Baker was born on Dec. 15, 1921, in Skipperville, the youngest of six children born to Christopher C. and Lillie Kansas Loftin Baker. She graduated from the Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. She served as an operating room supervisor at an Enterprise hospital for 35 years and retired in 1984.

Survivors include one sister, Virginia Mills of Andalusia; nephews, Ernest Mills (Julianna) of Birmingham, Oliver Morton (Cindy) of Silver Spring, Md., and Larry Baker and Bill Baker of Skipperville; nieces, Jann Nance of Asheville, N.C., Marlo Bixby (Bill) of Skipperville and Nancy Robbins of Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mabel Baker and Lois Morton, and two brothers, Pearson Baker and Douglas Baker.

Pallbearers will be Larry Baker, Bill Baker, Oliver Mills, Kirk Mills, Billy Polk and Bill Bixby. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Skipperville United Methodist Church, 5189 Hwy. 105, Skipperville, AL 36374.

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Bertha Barnes Boyette, 80, of Andalusia, died Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, in a local nursing facility.

Funeral services were held on Mon., Sept. 12, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Barnes and the Rev. Dennis Knowles officiating. Interment followed at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Barnes and Carl Boyette, and a son, Gary Barnes.

She is survived by three sons, William L. Barnes of Andalusia, Roy D. Barnes of the Heath Community and Kent D. (Vickie) Barnes of Loango; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lilly Mae Barnes of Andalusia and Merle Tanner of Opp; brother, Lonnie Scott of Ozark; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Russell Barnes, David Barnes, Luke Barnes, Doug Barnes, Dusty Barnes and Chris Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers were Joshua, William and Bryan Barnes.

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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 today, 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.

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Yvonne Darnell Dubose, 75, of Andalusia, died Sun., Sept. 11, 2011, at her residence.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., today, Sept. 13, at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile with Brother John Gibbons officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her sons, Karl Dubose of Andalusia and Steve Dubose of Snellville, Ga.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her brothers, Leon Darnell of Fairhope and Albert N. “Sonny” Darnell Jr. of Cummings, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

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Calvin Watkins, 42, of the Heath Community, died Sat., Sept. 10, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Mon., Sept. 12, at the Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Cotter officiating and burial following in Harmony Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Candy Watkins of Heath; his son, James Calvin Watkins; daughter, Shelby Lynn Watkins; parents, Calvin Wayne and Retha Watkins of Heath; a brother and sister-in-law, Christopher Heath and Jamie Watkins, and their children, Emily Townsend and Kaige Watkins; sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Rickey Arnett and their children, Sydney and Logan Arnett; father-in-law, James Sirmon; brother-in-law and wife, Johnny and Shay Adams; sister-in-law, Nikki Cobb; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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Kenneth DeWayne, 51, of Luverne, died Sun., Sept. 11, 2011.

Funeral services will be held Wed., Sept. 14, at 11 a.m., from South Luverne Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Green and the Rev. Allen Joyner officiating. Interment will follow in the Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery in McKenzie, with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at South Luverne Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Pamela Campbell Seales; four daughters, Kecia (Stephen) Smith, Casey (Travis) Bush, Kelly Nicole Seales and Karissa Layne Seales; his grandson, Tyler Smith; his parents, Wayne and Patsy Seales; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clayton and Lottie Campbell; two sisters, Kathy Smith and Stephanie (Michael) Harrelson; two brothers, Ricky (Holly) Seales and Shaphan (Tawny) Seales; sister-in-law, Lisa (Robbie) Williams; and brother-in-law, David (Kathy) Campbell.


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

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m., Wed., Sept. 14, at the Nazerene Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing and the Rev. Jay Driver officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Lowery Dennis of Onyca; mother, Mary Weaver of Power Springs, Ga.; two sons, Dillian Dennis and Triston Blain Nicholson of Rome, Ga.; one brother, Raymond Dennis of Andalusia; and one sister, Teresa Emry of Houma, La.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Irwin Dennis.

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Manuel Brown, 80, of Andalusia, passed away Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Mon., Sept. 12, at Andalusia Full Gospel Tabernacle. Interment followed at Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery with Rev. John Hunt officiating.

Survivors included his wife, Mary Brown of Andalusia; son, Manuel Lamar Brown; daughter, Judy Elizabeth Erskine of Andalusia; brothers, Randolph Brown and James Brown, both of Dothan; sisters, Hazel Chambliss of Malone and Linda Dean of Dothan; grandchildren, Tina Brown Riley, Bobbie Jo Parsons, Joseph Lamar Brown, Cody Allen Brown and Christopher Michael Brown; and great-grandchildren, Philyuna Riley, Justin Michael McLendon, Mollie Elizabeth Brown, Logan Eathen and Choley Marie Brown.

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Jennie Mae Brogden, 57, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., Sept. 10, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral Services will be held 3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 14, at Keahey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Richard Moss and the Rev. Ed Ganus officiating. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Casey Brogden; daughter, Angela Queen; brothers, Leon (Frances) Mitchell, all of Andalusia, Johnny (Patricia) Mitchell of Smiths Station, Claude Quinley of Christine, Texas, and David (Linda) Mitchell of Andalusia; sister, Sara Coleman of Phenix City; and grandchildren, Gavin Brogden, Tanner Brogden, Landrie Kelley, Patrick Thomas and Brittany Thomas (Luke) Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Brogden; parents, Barney and Mary Bell Mitchell, and son-in-law, Gerald Queen.

Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Palmer, Steve Palmer, Dale Pike, Jody Armstrong, John Tobias and Kendrick Weaver.

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