Obituaries for Sat., Sept. 24, 2011

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2011


Pamela Nell Turner Livingston, 47, of Opp, passed away Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Mon., Sept. 26, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Elmore officiating, and burial following in Blue Springs Cemetery in the Horn Hill Community.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to services at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Turner; sons, Eric Owens, both of Opp, and Joseph Livingston of Blue Springs; daughters, Brittney Diane Owens and Andrea Acree, both of Opp; and grandchildren, Ashton Worley, Landon Kade Worley, Lexie Duffell and Zoey Grace Owens.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chase Bozeman, Hunter Duffell, Josh Worley, Shawn Worley, John Duffell and Justin Gavin.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Barfoot and Dustin Barfoot.


Aden Timothy Lewis, the infant son of Christopher Michael Lewis and Marilyn Romero, passed away on Thurs., Sept. 15, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today, Sat., Sept. 24, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Keahey Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Romero; father, Christopher Michael Lewis; brother, Ronnie A. Cole, all of Andalusia; maternal grandparents, Jose A. and Irene Garcia of Ocala, Fla.; maternal grandfather, Alfredo Romero of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and aunts and uncles, James Mendoza, Amelia Mendoza, Tyrone G. Brown, Dayami Brown, Kimberly Giles-Daniels and Joel Daniels.

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Donald Lamar Smith, 64, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., Sept. 20, 2011, in the Opp hospital.

Graveside services were held on Fri., Sept. 23, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his brothers, James Douglas (Faye) Smith of Nederland, Texas, Demond (Majorie) Smith and Dewayne (DeeDee) Smith, all of Andalusia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Nobie Lee Smith; and sister, Frances Capps.

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L.E. Bess Sr., 86, of Enterprise, formerly of Elba, passed away Tues., Sept. 20, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Fri., Sept. 23, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his sons, Leon Bess Jr. of Samson, Timothy (Lyn) Bess of Enterprise and Phillip (Vicky) Bess of Melbourn, Fla.; daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Shaw of Holley Hill, Fla., and Debra Griffin of Enterprise; brother, Y.Z. (Bobbie) Bess of Florala; sister, Isabel Morrisey of Crestview, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Bess; brothers, J.C. Bess, K.B. Bess and W.D. Bess, and sisters, Estelle Aughtman, Lodell Tucker and Rhoda Bell Foxworth.

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George Edwin Flinn, 80, of Andalusia, died Tues., Sept. 20, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Fri., Sept. 23, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Morgan and the Rev. Billy Boles officiating. Interment followed with military honors at Adellum Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his son, Garry Flinn.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Flinn of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, George E. and Glenda Flinn of Hanceville; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Wade Humphries of Thomasville, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Holloway, Mike Broussard, Tomas Castilla, Derek Fore, Bill Morris and Harry Peacock.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Adellum Baptist Church.


Dr. Edward Clarke Bozeman Sr., 89, of Columbus, Miss., died Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, at his home. After a lengthy illness, his prayers were answered as he went to be with his Savior in his heavenly home. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Mon., Sept. 12, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Shawn Parker, Dr. Joe McKeever and the Rev. Clark Richardson officiating. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery.

The son of the late Wesley Oresta and Arrie Rebecca Clark Bozeman, Dr. Bozeman was born May 1, 1922, in Andalusia. He graduated in June 1945 from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and established his practice in Columbus, Miss., in October 1945.

On Nov. 10,1945, he married his high school sweetheart, Martha Whaley Wood. They enjoyed almost 66 years of marriage. He constructed the first small animal hospital in Columbus in January 1954. In July 1960, he added as an associate, Dr. William W. Canon, followed by Dr. Samuel E. Wilcox, Dr. Cecil Boswell and Dr. Steven Guist.

He had been a member of First Baptist Church since 1945, where he was a member of the sanctuary choir and a life deacon. He was a former member of the Columbus Rotary Club and the Columbus Kiwanis Club. He served on the Columbus city council from 1969-1973 and on the Civil Service Commission from 1967-1968. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, the Auburn University Alumni Association and Omega Tau Sigma professional fraternity.

Dr. Bozeman played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Scott-Richey Research Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn. In 1955, he introduced a wealthy businessman, Kenneth Scott, to the late Dr. Frank Hoerlin, former chairman of small animal surgery and medicine. Mr. Scott saw a need for funds in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn and decided to establish the Scott Fund. In 1992, it became known as the Scott-Rochey Research Center, which continues to focus on companion animal health.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Wood Bozeman; sons, Dr. Edward C. Bozeman Jr. and his wife, Martha, of Columbus, Miss., and Kenneth Wood Bozeman and his wife, Joanne, of Appleton, Wis.; and grandchildren, Dr. Carrington Bozeman Grant (Justin) of Madison, Miss., Catherine Bozeman Thoms (Kirk) of Dallas, Edward Clarke Bozeman III of Houston, Jessica Bozeman Hronchek (Dan) of Holland, Mich., Jeffrey David Bozeman of Chicago and Christopher Wood Bozeman of Appleton, Wis.

Pallbearers were Clarke Bozeman III, Jeffrey Bozeman, Christopher Bozeman, Kirk Thoms, Tim Wood and Randy Wood.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Andrew Johnson, Dr. Robert Howland, Dr. Frank Batson, Dr. Sammy Wilcox, Dr. Cecil Boswell, Dr. William Canon, Dr. Steve Guist, Dr. George Welch, Steve McEwen, Dave Taylor, William Mills, Bill Brigham, David Shelton, Sonny Shelton, Coleman Robertson, Chuck Younger, Richard Laws, Mac McCarty, Ira Carter, Otis Taylor, Bill Taylor, Dick Rollins, Mike Waters, Ned Hardin, Charlie Holcomb, Sammy Platt, Bill Roden, Martin Beck, Stewart Graham, Larry Luttrell, Bob Smart, Billy Shackelford, Earnest Pass, Columbus Jones and home healthcare givers, Teresa Martin, Ameki Noland, Lassandra Jackson and Charmine Jones, Baptist Hospice staff and the life deacons of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice, P.O. Box 1307, Columbus, MS 39703 or to the Lottie Moon Foreign Missions, c/o First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 829, Columbus, MS 39703.

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