Obituaries for Sat., Aug. 11, 2012

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 11, 2012


Estelle Blair, 69, of Andalusia, passed away Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Mon., Aug. 13, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Knowles and the Rev. Randy Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sun., Aug. 12, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Blair of Atmore; daughter, Mary (Robert) Mitchell of Red Level; brothers, Jessie (Pat) Barbarow of Onyca and Richard (Carolyn) Barbarow of Andalusia; sisters, Phyllis Sorrells of Opp and Mickie (Alvie) Ainsworth of Andalusia; grandchildren, Wesley Butts and Brittany Aspen; and great-grandchildren, Preston Butts and Kristen Aspen.

She was preceded in death by her Great Granddaughter, Amberly Gilman.

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

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

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 Larice Boswell; and one brother, Vaughn (Doris) Watson, all of Andalusia.

The family request 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