Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 5, 2011

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Bertha May Lantz, 98, of Kilgore, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Sat., Oct. 1, in Andalusia.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Tues., Oct. 4, 2011, at the Grace Fellow-ship Church with the Rev. Brian Nutt officiating. Burial followed in the Danville Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Chicota, Texas. She was retired from the retail food industry. She was a member of the American Business Women Association and served as a volunteer at Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Lantz was a loving and devoted wife, homemaker and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Kilgore.

Through the years and through God’s Love, former neighbors of the Lantz’s, the Gantts have become family.

Mrs. Lantz is survived by Kyle and Susan Gantt of Andalusia; their children, Kyle and Bonnie Gantt of Suffolk, Va., Addy Gantt of Andalusia, Mary Martha Gantt of Mobile, Libby and Andrew Cotter of Mobile; their children, Brianna and Evan Henry Gantt of Suffolk, Va., Tommy and Eva Kanaley of Andalusia and Julia Cotter of Mobile; a great-niece and great-nephew, Joanna and Larry Small of Austin, Texas; and special friends, Chub Boyd, Helen Davis and Joyce and Larry Turner.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Henry Lantz.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Robert ‘Bob’ Lee Parker, 81, of Opp, died Mon., Oct. 3, 2011, at his daughter’s residence in Andalusia.

He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army of 22 years. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Medal of Valor, who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam conflicts. After his service in the military, he worked at MacArthur State Technical College in Opp for 17 years and then completed his retirement as a prominent and local business owner.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Fri., Oct. 7, at Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel in Opp, with Brother Roger Stone officiating. Interment will follow at the Parker Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be on hour prior to the service at Wyatt Funeral Home.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, LaJuan and Paul Walden of Opp, Jan and Ryan Raines of Ozark and Trina and Lamar Grissett of Andalusia; brothers, Sam Parker of Fredricksburg, Va., Dennis Ray Parker, S.J. Parker, Wayne Parker, David Parker of Dixie and Gene Parker of Opp; sisters, Mae Jean Wright of Brewton and Betty Lou Douglas of Wing; sister-in-law, Margaret Simpson of Opp; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara N. Russell Parker; parents, Samuel Parker and Plessie Mae Douglas Parker; and brother, W.L. Parker.

Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Moore, Lee Moore, Brad Langford, Jaron Grissett, Cameron Grissett and Justin Fowler.


Ollie Lee Cannon Frazier, 99, passed away on Mon., Oct. 3, 2011.

She was born Feb. 14, 1912, in Lockhart, to the late Pate R. Cannon and Julia Weeks Cannon.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 6, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at noon on Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by daughter, Julia Almyra Frazier Culpepper, and son-in-law, Larry Culpepper, of Clanton; grandchildren, Britt Culpepper of Clanton, Claudia Culpepper Miller (Chris) of Clanton, Chard Frazier (Marcella) of Birmingham, Lauri Frazier Wyatt (Drew) of Dothan and Kristen Frazier Per Cent (Ivor) of Punta Gorda, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Caydee Grace Miller, Cannon Miller, Britlee Claire Culpepper, Nicolas Frazier, Lucas Frazier, Frazier Wyatt and Siler Per Cent; daughter-in-law, Sherry Frazier Wingate; and sister-in-law, Carmia Cannon.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, C. H. “Son” Frazier; and son, Claude H. “Buddy” Frazier Jr., as well as by five brothers and six sisters. She is the last member of a family of 12 children.

The family sends a special thank you to the employees of Woodmore Assisted Living for eight years of love and kindness in caring for Mrs. Frazier, as well as to Dr. Bob Williams and Mizell Hospital employees for provided support during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Sanford of American Cancer Society.

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Bonnie Mae Burks, 87, of Dozier, died Fri., Sept. 30, 2011, in the Luverne nursing home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sun., Oct. 2, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Canant officiating, and burial following in the Macedonia Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jake Hutto of Jack; her two sons and daughter-in-law, Fenton Burks of Meterie, La., and Eldred and Diane Burks of Dozier; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.