Obituaries for Sat., Sept. 15, 2012

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 15, 2012


Patsy Boles, 57, of Opp, died Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, in Dothan.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.



Mary Ann Ainsworth Newell, 63, of Mobile, formerly of Andalusia, died Fri., Sept. 14, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Foreman Funeral Home.



Jim Tucker, 75, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, in the local hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., tonight, Sat., Sept. 15, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Fred Karthaus and the Rev. Richard Pass officiating and special music provided by the First Baptist Church Ensemble.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Tucker of Andalusia; stepsons, Kim Kilgore of Destin, Fla., and Greg (Kim) Kilgore of Lavonia, Ga.; and step-grandchildren, Alyssa Kilgore, Zack Burnette, Brady Burnette, Bryson Burnette, all of Lavonia, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crossover Ministries, First Baptist Church of Andalusia or Comfort Care Hospice.

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Lucille Adams Teel, 90, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, in the Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., today Sat., Sept. 15, at Magnolia Cemetery with Gordon Vickers officiating and special music provided by Blaine Wilson and Trip Bass.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff Teel of Andalusia and Jerry (Pauline) Teel of Stauton, Va.; three grandchildren, Noah Kelly, Joshua Curts, and Sadie Teel; three great-grandchildren, Julian Curts, Roxanna Curts and Isaih Curts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Teel, and son, John Teel.

Pallbearers include Buzz Brunson, T.J Scarborough, Blaine Wilson, Trip Bass, Richard Eiland and Johnny Duggan.

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Nell Windham George, 80, passed away peacefully on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012, at her home in Vidalia, Ga., in the company of the family she loved so well.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sun., Sept. 16, at Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Vidalia, Ga., with burial to follow in Pinecrest Cemetery.

A native of Andalusia and a graduate of Andalusia High School, she was a kind and caring friend to everyone she met. She was the youngest of six, including a sister, plus four brothers, who each served in the United States military overseas during World War II.

Her mother died when she was 6, leaving her and her siblings in the care of four beloved aunts who pooled their resources and their energies to fill that role. That example of sacrifice and dedication to family consistently guided Mrs. George’s actions thereafter.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William H. George of Vidalia, Ga.; children Judy Pait (Michael) and William David George (Susan) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Rebecca Snyder (David) and Christopher Pait of West Palm Beach, Fla., Amanda George of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Anne George of West Palm Beach, Fla.; great-grandson Oliver Michael Snyder of West Palm Beach, Fla., and brother, Roy Windham of Andalusia; and a large number of cousins, nephews and nieces.

The couple raised their family primarily in West Palm Beach, Fla., where they were charter members of Belvedere Baptist Church in 1960. She taught Sunday school there and later at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Vidalia, Ga., where she was a member of the Busy Bee Sunday school class after a work transfer with AT&T returned them to Georgia in 1978.

She was a glowing example of Christian love to her two children and shared with them the promised rewards of lasting faith that today she is enjoying herself in heaven.

She was a beautiful and creative writer, as anyone who received one of her expressive and entertaining letters will attest. She also took up oil painting later in life and produced personalized and professional-quality works as keepsakes for her four grandchildren.

No one has ever had a greater appreciation for the mysteries and the wonders of God’s creation. She faced her challenges with unflagging strength and good humor. Her agile mind was always busy, allowing her to burn through crossword puzzles and compose heartfelt letters of appreciation to dear friends until her final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.