Obituaries for Tues., April 10, 2012

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 10, 2012


The Rev. Neal Wyatt, 81, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., April 7, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., today, Tues., April 10, at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia with Dr. Fred Karthaus, the Rev. Larry Cummings and the Rev. Pat Nobles officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Keahey Funeral Home will be directing.

Pallbearers will be representatives from the Armed Forces. Honorary pallbearers will include all members of the Baraca Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia and all ministers of the Covington Baptist Association.

The Rev. Wyatt is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kittye Wyatt of Andalusia; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan Mark and Michelle Wyatt of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Timothy Deneal and Jana Wyatt of Opp; and six grandchildren, Heather Wyatt of Nashville, Tenn., Michael Wyatt of Palm Harbor, Fla., Sydney and Hannah Wyatt of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Anna and Ashlyn Wyatt of Opp.

He served as the director of missions for the Covington Baptist Association from 1984 to 2000. During this time, one of his accomplishments was leading the association to begin the Christian Service Centers in Andalusia, Opp and Florala. He also had served the Crenshaw, Carey, Clay and Randolph county offices of Alabama Baptist Associations. He was a graduate of BBI (Baptist College of Florida) with degrees in theology and religious education. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia and retired from the United States Navy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Covington Baptist Association Scholarship Fund, the First Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

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Marcus D. Nolen, 76, of Red Level, passed away Sat., April 7, 2012, in the Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Tues., April 10, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Mott Church of Christ cemetery in Red Level with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his sons, Tony Nolen and Ricky S. (Debbie) Nolen, all of Red Level; daughter, Charlotte N. (Wayne E.) Morris of Dothan; sister, Sara Dismuke of South Carolina; sisters-in-law, Marlette Nolen and Mary Nolen, both of Red Level; grandchildren, TaNisha Nolen Hughes, Ryan E. Morris, Brad M. Nolen, Chase Nolen, Nicolas S. Nolen, Matthew S. Nolen and Sara I. Nolen; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Nolen, Addi Hughes, Brady Nolen and Nolen Hughes.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Nolen.

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Willis J. “Jerry” Terry, 61, of Andalusia, passed away on March 17, 2012, in Pensacola, Fla., at Covenant Hospice and Palliative Care Center, West Florida Hospital.

He retired to Andalusia after having served 21 years in the Army, including three tours in Vietnam.

There will be a private memorial service and scattering of the remains on his farm.

He is survived by a brother, Frank (Martha) Terry of Andalusia; nephew, W. Grant (Holly) Terry of Mexico Beach, Fla., and a number of aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by parents, Willis Terry and Winifred Terry.

Memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola, Fla.



Joe Taylor Bracewell, 76, of Andalusia, died Sat., April 7, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Mon., April 7, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frankie McVay officiating and interment in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Bracewell of Andalusia; his sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Judy Bracewell, Tim and Debbie Bracewell, Victor and Margo Bracewell and Kenny and Nikki Bracwell, all of Andalusia; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers and sister-in-law, Mac and Shelia Bracewell and Bernie Bracewell; and sister, Jackie Henderson of Andalusia.

Pallbearers were Lamar Whittle, Terry Wilson, Chad Bracewell, Justin Bracewell, Joseph Henderson and Michael Conforti.

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Ursey Dell Nichols, 92, of the Rawls Community, died Fri., April 6, 2012, in a local nursing facility.

Funeral services were held on Mon., April 9, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Little officiating. Interment followed at Rawls Cemetery. Special music was provided by her great-granddaughter, EllaKate Nichols, and Mark Rudd.

She is survived by a son, Brunson (Zola) Nichols of Andalusia; daughters, Glenda Winters of Andalusia, Phyllis (Tommy) Culpepper of Gantt, Judy Henby and Jo Ann (Paul) Sanders of Andalusia; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy (Jake) Henderson of Andalusia; brother, Harold (Jeanette) Sorrells of Opp; and sister-in-law, June Smith of Andalusia.



Samuel Farris Huggins, 67, of Andalusia, died Thurs., April 5, 2012, in a Montgomery hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., April 7, from the Cedar Grove Church of Christ. Interment followed in the church cemetery with ministers Doug Smith and Doug Williams officiating.

He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Candace “Candy” and Joe McClendon of Montgomery; his sons and their wives, Sammy and Beth Huggins and Britt and Shannon Huggins, all of Prattville; six grandchildren, Julia McClendon, Pierce Huggins, Ashton Huggins, Ansley Huggins, Elexis Huggins and Caden Huggins; a sister and brother in law, Jeanette and Harold Pierce of Dothan; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Dot Huggins of Union City, Tenn., and Horace and Doris Huggins of Athens, Ala.