Obituaries for Fri., Dec. 23, 2011

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 23, 2011


Bobby Jack Nixon, 72, of Red Level, passed away Wed., Dec. 21, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Fri., Dec. 23, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pigeon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Mayberry officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Nixon; sons, Bobby Randall (Jennifer) Nixon, all of Red Level, Ander Durell (Rhonda) Nixon of Gantt and William Thomas (Michele) Nixon of Andalusia; daughter, Glenda Marie Ward; sisters, Mary Frances (Gary) Faust and Recie Joyce Walker, all of Red Level; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Colt Nixon, B.J. Nixon, Slick Nixon, Shane Nixon, Garrett Ward and Drew Nixon.

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Patricia Donaldson Kennedy, 67, of Andalusia, died Tues., Dec. 20, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Fri., Dec. 23, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry D. Kennedy of Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Missy and Corky Chandler of Killen, Ala., and Kim and Casey Thompson; her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Nichole Kennedy, all of Andalusia; grandchildren, Clinton Chandler, Morgan Chandler, Stinson Thompson, Kennedy Thompson, Coleman Thompson, Everett Thompson, Parker Kennedy and Paisley Kennedy; and parents, A. W. and Lucile Donaldson of Andalusia.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice, 2001 North Palafox, Pensacola, FL 32501

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Janie Ladner Barnett, 61, of Andalusia, died Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, in a Dothan hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Mon., Dec. 26, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Breedlove officiating. Interment will follow at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

She is survived by her parents, Chester T. and Geraldine Ladner of Andalusia; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert T. and Beverly Ladner of Crestview, Fla.; one niece, one nephew; one great-niece, and two great-nephews.



Jane Harris McLeod, 74, died on Dec. 19, 2011.

A memorial service will be held on Wed., Dec. 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home Chapel in Tallahasse, Fla.

Born in Andalusia on Oct. 17, 1937, she graduated from Andalusia High School and then attended the University of Alabama, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry in 1960. After several years of devoting care to her mother, she worked with the State of Alabama labs and Leon Loard Photography in Montgomery.

Following a move to Brewton, she was employed as a social worker and activity director by the New Hope Manor Nursing Home. She later moved to work with AHCA as a medical health program analyst in Tallahassee, Fla. She retired from this position after 27 years of service on Oct. 30, 2002.

She was a very creative individual, who loved almost any outdoor activity, such as hunting, fishing, hiking and gardening. She created and displayed a timeline of the lives of her favorite authors and composers of opera and classical music from the 1600 to 1950. She also had a special love for dogs, adopting many from the Gadsden County Humane Society.

She was the youngest daughter of Coleman D. McLeod and M.D. and Ernestine Gordon McLeod of Alabama.

She is survived by her sister, Ernestine McLeod Burke Roberts (Ed); her nephew, James Kelly Burke (Nancy) and their children, Sarah Jane and Ryan Kelly Burke; and two cousins, Sallie Willcox of Defuniak Springs, Fla., and Carolyn Hull of Bessemer.

A very special thank you to Cynthia and Joe McMillan for their daily loving care of Jane since 2003, when they still went to visit her at Mrs. Stokely’s. A special thank you, also, to Lenora Stokely and her assistants for their excellent and devoted care. Since Aug. 19, their love made Jane’s final days so much more comfortable.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Big Bend Hospice of Wakulla, 2889 Crawfordville, Hwy., Suite C, Crawfordville, FL 32327.