Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 3, 2012

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 3, 2012



Janie McKinley Foshee, 82, of River Falls, died Sun., Sept. 30, 2012, in the Selma hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thurs., Oct. 4, at the River Falls Baptist Church with interment in Long Branch Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Morris officiating. Visitation will be tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home and at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

She was born in raised in Monroe County. She graduated from Livingston University and taught at Church Street School in Andalusia, before becoming a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Foshee.

Survivors include her son, Jerry Foshee of Red Level; her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Davy Autrey of Selma; and her grandchildren, Caitlin Autrey, Caleb Autrey, Caden Autrey and Carson Autrey.

Pallbearers will be John McGowin, Jay Davis, Joe Williams, Tommy Thompson, Cecil Loyd, Lee Davis and Andy Willis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clark McKinley, Booster Foshee, Hugh Barrow, Harry Huggins, George Foshee, Winston Foshee, Alex McGowin, Pete Ball and Wheeler Foshee.

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Voncile Nelson Lawson, 73, of Andalusia, died Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, in the Crestview, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 4, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joel Calhoun and Bro. Porter Harris officiating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Tom Stephens and Bonnie and Bubba Lawson, of Andalusia, and Dalina and Carlos Badillo of Madison, Miss.; her son, Daniel Lawson of Dothan; grandchildren, Thomas Stephens of Atlanta and Matt McCain, Jamie Boone, and Brittney Boone, all of Madison, Miss.; her sisters, Alice Walker of Andalusia and Kathleen Miles of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lawson; her brothers, Buddy and Joby Nelson; and her sister, Ruby Henderson.

Pallbearers will be Tom Stephens, Barry Allred, Ronald Anderson, Michael Smith, Derrell Denny and Ronnie Anderson.

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Mary Maxine Lalas, 69, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away on Oct. 1, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Andalusia and lived most of her life in Pensacola, Fla. She was a 1961 graduate of Straughn High School.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Levis Henderson; sister, Darlene Henderson, and father, Egie Taylor, all of Andalusia.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Joel T. Lalas; her daughter, Traci Phillips (Craig); her two grandsons, Charles (Chas) Phillips and Connor Phillips; her two sisters, Lucille McGee (Ken) and Voncile Garrett; her brother, Homer Taylor (Sue); and many other wonderful family members and friends.

She was known by her family and friends as “Maxine, Mac, Macme and Nana.” Regardless of the name they chose to call her, she was loved dearly and will be missed by all. She was a loving person and cherished her family. She chose to stay at home to raise her daughter and devoted her life to the family. She had a special talent helping to design and decorate homes that her husband built for their family. Her greatest joy was taking trips with her grandsons and watching them play baseball. She had a zest for life that was witnessed until the last few days of her life.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., on Thurs., Oct. 4, at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Fri., Oct. 5, at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504 or on line at for all of their kind acts during her extended illness.

The family wishes to give Special thanks to Covenant Hospice; Dr. Thomas Sunnenberg and Dr. Jeff Strickland and their staffs for the wonderful care throughout her treatment.



Qumi G. Huckaba, 90, of Andalusia, passed away Fri., Sept. 28, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Tues., Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Burial followed in Banks, Ala.

She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Lockhart. She was a graduate of Auburn University, where she earned a master’s degree. She later became a school teacher and taught in Straughn, Red Level, Goshen and Banks. She later retired as a school librarian. She was a volunteer for Covenant Hospice and an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia, the Andalusia Study Club and other civic organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer G. Huckaba, and her mother, Callie Brantley; her father, Walter Greathouse; a nephew, Barry E. Whittle of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and two nieces, Carol Julian of Niagara Falls and Linda Keown of Birmingham.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews and their families, Vada J. (Leslie) Scott and four children, Barbara A. (Willie) Black and four children; Joyce (Bill) Fogle and three children, Paulette F. (Bob) Wright and three children, Paul (Sandy) Whittle and four children, (the late) Barry E. Whittle and two children; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family sends a special thank you to Covenant Hospice.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in her memory to Covenant Hospice.

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Marie Anderson, 66 of Andalusia, died Fri., Sept. 28, 2012 in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services were held on Tues., Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Norris officiating and interment following in the Stone Lake Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Kim and Kenny Wheeler of Andalusia; her grandchildren, Dustin Wheeler, Austin Wheeler and Savanna Wheeler Parkinson and her husband Matthew, all of Andalusia; two great grandchildren, Rylee Wheeler and Cali Parkinson; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Billy Settles of Crestview, Fla., and Joanne and Gerald Martin of Milton, Fla.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Geary and Ellie Ballard of Sanger, Texas.

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Rebecca Ann “Becky” McCurley, 64, of Andalusia, died Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, in an Opp nursing home.

Funeral services were held on Mon., Oct. 1, at Oakey Ridge Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eugene Meadows and the Rev. Carl Douglas officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her four daughters and their husbands, Patsy Lyy and Glenn Boutwell, Sherry McCurley and Tommy Griffin, Leigh Anne and Phillip Whitehurst and Amanda McCurley and Cory Wise, all of Andalusia; her mother, Mrs. Catherine Bailey Clements; her eight grandchildren, Amber, Dalton and Jordin Boutwell, Levi Griffin, Austin and Carl Whitehurst and Annlee and Cade Wise; two brothers and their spouses, Horace and Annette Bailey and Jeff and Robin Bailey, all of Andalusia ; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gayle Bailey and Horace Weeks of Kinston and Peggy Bailey and Jim Wood of Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard McCurley; her father, Austin Bailey, and her sister, Pastine Bailey.

Pallbearers were Dalton and Jordan Boutwell, Levi Griffin, Austin and Carl Whitehurst, Rob White, Austin Chesser and Cameron Hill.

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