Obituaries for Wed., June 13, 2012

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Barbara Powell Olmstead, 88, of Andalusia, died Mon., June 11, 2012, in the Andalusia hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Wed., June 13, at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at Foreman Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include her daughters and son-law, Brenda Butler Hicks, Rita Butler and David Slicer, all of Headland; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Olivia and Cyril Maynard of Tallahassee, Fla., and Loretta and Roger Beckstrom of Rockford, Ill.; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Fern Powell Jr., of Dothan, Morris and Barbara Powell of Montgomery, Rex and Nell Powell of Andalusia and Larry and Sarah Powell of Pensacola, Fla.; and her caregiver, Dianne Odom.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Ray Powell, and sisters, Jewel Clark, Margie Evers, Linda Shreve and Luna Sasser.

Those unable to attend may sign the online registry at



Vernon T. Wiggins, 80, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., June 9, 2012.

Funeral services will be held today, Wed., June 13, at 4 p.m., at Keahey Funeral Chapel with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating. Special music will be provided by David Wiggins. Burial will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

Pallbearers will be James Andrews, Kendall Andrews, John Mancil, Billy Bickley, Britt Doss and Robert Chu. Honorary pallbearers will be the Southeast Alabama Gas District.

He is survived by his wife, Mazel Wiggins of Andalusia; his daughters, Janet (Dennis) Doss of Birmingham and Candace (Robert) Chu of New York; his brother, Thomas (Peggy) Wiggins of Andalusia; his sister, Virgie Evans of Pensacola, Fla.; his grandchildren, Meredyth Dabdoub and Britt (Lindsey) Doss; and great-grandchild, Isabel Dabdoub, all of Birmingham.

Flowers will be accepted or a memorial contribution may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Keahey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook for this family at



Teressa Spence Davis, 60, of Wing, died Sun., June 10, 2012 in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m., today, Wed., June 13, at the Beda Baptist Church with the Rev. Durwood Cleland officiating and interment following in Beda Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Keith Williamson, and grandson, Jonathan Williamson, all of Red Level.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Ray Davis; brother, Dexter Spence, and sister, Carol Spence.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Thomas, Doug Kimmons, Jeff Lee, Randy McClelland, Tony Bradley and Larry Newton.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at



Ivan B. “Plowboy” Pickron, 50, of Gantt, died Mon., June 11, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Fri., June 15, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Eiland officiating and burial follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Florala. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thurs., June 14, at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Pickron of Gantt; his children, Nathaniel (Katie) Pickron, Nicholas (Brittany) Pickron, Kayla (Shane) Davis, Ryan Merrill, all of Andalusia, and Makayla Pickron of South Carolina; his mother, Bettye Ann Pickron of Florala; his grandchildren, Devin Davis, Kayleigh Thomas, Khloe Pickron, Brinlee Pickron and Eli Davis; his sisters, Lois Ann (Mike) Ordes of Birmingham and Callie (Phillip) Johnson of De Funiak Springs, Fla.; his nieces and nephews, Phillip Johnson, Luke Johnson, Callie Beth (Joey) Graham, Michael (Ashley) Ordes, Melissa (Jason) Davis; and several great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ivory Pickron.

Pallbearers will be Gene Jackson Sr., Gene Jackson Jr., Roy McCarty, James Bullard, Glen Gunter, James Chappell and David Harrelson.

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Betty Sue Maust, 79, of Wing, died Thurs., June 7, 2012, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Mon., June 11, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Melvin, the Rev. Robert Canant, the Rev. Glenn Ducharm and the Rev. Glenn Hutto officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivor include her husband, the Rev. John Maust; her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and David Davis, Donna Jo Kennedy, all of Wing, and Gwendale and Jay Enfinger of Chattahoochee, Fla.; her son and daughter-in-law, William D. and Sue Howell of Electra, Texas; her step-daughters and sons-in-law, Rebekah Kurtz of Elizabethtown, Pa., Judith and David Bocker of Redding, Calif., and Carolyn and Tony Gatlin of Opp; stepsons and daughters-in-law, John S. and Donna Maust of Ecuador and Steven Mark and Maley Maust of the Phillipines; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gene Worley of Andalusia; and a sister, Grace Galloway of Prattville.

Pallbearers were Clint Veasey, Woody Warthen, Jason Grooms, Tim Howell, Jeremy Howell and Tanner Veasey.

Those unable to attend may sign the online registry at



Sally Ann Barbaree, 69, of Andalusia, died Thurs., June 7, 2012, in Florala.

Funeral services were held on Sun., June 10, at 2 p.m., from the Foreman Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Kelley Jr. officiated. Interment followed in the Old Bethesda Cemetery.

She is survived by a special friend, Ann Worley of Andalusia; a special young lady that she helped raise, Hope Gilmore; five nephews, Tim Barbaree Jr. of Andalusia, Rhett (Amy) Barbaree of Clanton, Robin (Glenn Murphy) of Atlanta, Taylor (Jenna) Barbaree of Dothan and John Barbaree of Andalusia; one niece, Cindy (Jeff) Mefford of Birmingham; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; and three sisters-in-law, Lana Barbaree and Jacquie Barbaree, both of Andalusia, and Sue Barbaree of Phenix City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.T. and Opieree Barbaree; her brothers, Tim, Jerry, Phillip and Scott Maxie Barbaree; and her nephews, Phillip Jr. and Kenneth Barbaree.

Pallbearers were Tim Barbaree Jr., Rhett Barbaree, Robin Barbaree, Taylor Barbaree, Tyler Barbaree, Tina Bush and Glenn Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers were Dison Barbaree, Mitchell Barbaree, Maci Barbaree and Grayson Barbaree.

Those unable to attend may sign the online registry at



Ezra Posey, 87, of Red Level, died Fri., June 8, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Mon., June 11, at the Fairmount Baptist Church with the Rev. John Bell officiating and interment followed in Fairmount Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Posey of Red Level; his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Marvin Odom of Red Level; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Betty Posey of Blountstown, Fla.; his grandchildren, Mark Odom, Andrew Odom, Elizabeth Anne Sims, Shannon Posey and Melissa Cessna; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Estelle Salter of Pensacola, Fla.

Those unable to attend may sign the online registry at



Larry D. Jones, 72, of Andalusia, died Sunday June 10, 2012, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services were held on Tues., June 12, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Debbie Jones of Lakeland, Fla., and Casey and Cavelle Jones of Andalusia; his grandchildren, Kayla (Travis) Craig, Catlin Jones, Will Clark and Stetson Jones; his sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Bertrum Pierce of Andalusia; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Jean Jones and Rickey and Nancy Jones, all of Andalusia.

The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 2951 Flowers Road South, Suite 211, Atlanta, GA 30341-5533.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Michael Jones, Billy Jones, Bert Pierce, Lane Pierce, Vince Pierce, Chris Jones and Whitney Jones.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at



Gloria Jean Barber Ayres, 63, died May 24, 2012.

She entered this world on Jan. 21, 1949, in River Falls, to the union of Zellie Crittenden Phillips and the late George Barber.

She was a very strong independent woman. She joined New Pilgrim Baptist Church of River Falls at a very young age. She moved to Detroit, Mich., where she joined Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and was employed at the state’s department of transportation for 19 years until her retirement.

She was a straight-forward person who loved entertaining guests at her home. She earned the respesct of her co-workers, friends and family through her integrity, loyalty, high morals and deep pride of self-respect.

She is survived by her mother, Zellie Phillips of River Falls; three sons, Victor Barber of Rochester, Minn., Kenyon Ayres and Jamall Ayres, both of Detroit, Mich.; two step-sons; 32 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carolyn Anderson of River Falls, Kandis Barber and Willean Banks; one sister-in-law, Jean Barber, all of Rochester, N.Y.; a special neice, Wanda Anderson; special friends, Irean Paulette, Pat and Kim; devoted goson, Raymond Denson; devoted nephews, Michael Anderson, Anthony Anderson and Dewayne Longmire, all of River Falls; six aunts; three uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and co-workers.

Funeral services were held Sat., June 2, at New Pilgrim Baptist Church with interment in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Red Level.