Obituaries for Sat., Aug. 4, 2012

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 4, 2012


Frank Wayne Chavers, 78, of Evergreen, passed away at his home on Aug. 2, 2012.

Funeral services will be held today, Sat., Aug. 4, at 11 a.m., at Cope Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Edward Robinson officiating and burial following in Magnolia Cemetery in Evergreen.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Chavers of Evergreen, son, Wayne Chavers of Andalusia; daughter, Patricia “Pat” Johnson of Gulf Shores; three brothers, Allen Chavers, Home Chavers and Vernon Chavers, all of Evergreen; two sisters, Johnnie Bradley of Evergreen and Dottie Salter of Bowling Green, Ky.; and four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.



James Emmit Watson, 80, of Prattville, formally of Andalusia, went to be with the Lord on Thurs., Aug. 2, 2012.

Funeral services will be held today, Sat., Aug. 4, at 3 p.m., from the Chapel of Prattville Memorial with the Rev. Randall Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens, with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends today, one hour prior to the service, at Prattville Memorial.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donnette Watson of Prattville; one son, Stephen G. Watson of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Donna L. Watson and Melissa D. Watson; two grandchildren, Anthony James Watson, all of Prattville, and David Glenn Watson of Houston; two sisters, Jean Morrow and Ruby Boswell; and one brother, Vaughn Watson, all of Andalusia.

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236-1767.     To express an online condolence, please visit



Ray Bozeman, 91, of Andalusia, died Wed., Aug. 1, 2012, in a local nursing facility. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Sat., Aug. 4, at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Cindy Howard officiating and interment following at Dozier Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Foreman’s Funeral Home two hours prior to the service.

After graduating from Dozier High School as valedictorian, he attended Auburn University where he was a member of the Blue Key Honor Society, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, and in his senior year, he was president of the Class of 1943. He then entered the Army as a first lieutenant serving as a forward observer for the 59th Field Artillery Unit in World War II and Korea. He later served as clerk of the court for Covington County for 24 years, retiring in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Grace Stowers Bozeman.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Campbell Kyle; son, Craig Bozeman, all of Andalusia, grandchildren, Kim (Brian) Johnson, Jill (Jeremy) Jackson, Brooke Bozeman and Lexie Bozeman; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dr. Jeannine Bozeman of Covington, La.; brother-in-law, Phil Stowers of Chino Valley, Ariz.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Terry Kyzar, George Barnes, Johnny Duggan, Rhett Johnson, Alex Johnston, Phil Sport, Jon Weed and Earl Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlotte Smith and employees of Covington County Circuit Clerks Office.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dozier Cemetery Fund, c/o First National Bank of Dozier, P.O Box 68, Dozier, AL 36028; the American Legion, or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 East Three Notch Street.



Dan Constable, 60, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., July 31, 2012, at his daughter’s residence.

A memorial service was held on Fri., Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with military honors and the Rev. Derwood Cleland officiating. Special music was provided by his grandson, Nate Mack, and friend, Quade Sewell.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Chad Morris of Andalusia, Danyel and Matt McGuire of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Karmen Fredricks of Coco Beach, Fla., and Amy and Wes Clark of Spana Way, Wash.; brother, Dave (Kathie) Constable of Ridge Crest, Calif.; sister, Jane (Phillip) Wise, Harris, Mo.; and grandchildren, Austin Clark, Nate Mack, Travis Mack, Tori Mack, Lucien Benvenutti, Stacy Gill, Ellis Fredricks and Eric Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Mac Constable; and his parents, Richard and Nancy Comer Constable.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice.

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