Obituaries for Wed., Aug. 1, 2012

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Dian Worley Sims, 58, of Mobile, passed away Sun., July 29, 2012, in a Mobile hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., today, Wed., Aug. 1, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Canant officiating and Interment following in the Stone Lake Gardens.

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

Survivors include her husband, John Benjamin Sims Jr. of Gantt; daughters, Amy Sims of Andalusia and Melanie Sims; son, John Sims III; grandchildren, Christopher Lisenba, Hannah Lisenba, Skyler Sims and Jayden Sims, all of Mobile: one future great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Elsie Wages, Betty Odom and David Worley, all of Andalusia, Otis (Kelli) Worley of Alexander City and Lynn (Roy) Creech of Florala; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by several special friends.

She was born July 7, 1954, in Dozier, to the late Jeff and Quinell Pitts Worley.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Hollinghead.

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Lorine “Penny” Grant, 64, of Andalusia, died Sun., July 29, 2012, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Wed., Aug. 1, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Dean officiating and burial following in Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Grant of Andalusia; her sons and daughter-in-law, Carl and Rhonda Kirkland and Johnny Mack Kirkland of Andalusia; her daughters, Joanne Smith of Opp, Cathy Wickoff of Birmingham and Loranda Kay Philyaw; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brothers, Albert Griggs and David O. Griggs; and sister, Marjorie Blackmon of Andalusia.

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Lester Edmond Wheeler, 83, of Gantt, passed away Fri,, July 27, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Tues., July 31, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Wheeler; sons and daughter-in-law, Elliott Wheeler and Lamont and Rhonda Wheeler; grandchildren, Wendy Wheeler, Rebecca (Michael Paul) Jackson, Doug Wheeler and Lex Wheeler; and one great-grandchild, Santana Nicole Lawson.

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