Obituaries for Sat., Oct. 6, 2012

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 6, 2012


Charles LeRoy Kervin, 74, a native of Red Level and a resident of Prattville, passed away on Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, at a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held today, Sat., Oct. 6, at 10 a.m., in the Prattville Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J.B. Burt officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing.

He was a graduating member of the Red Level High School Class of 1957. He attended New Vision Baptist Church. He worked for Barber Dairies and was a wholesale route salesman from Nov. 28, 1960, until his retirement on Oct. 30, 2001. He also served in the Alabama National Guard from Oct. 10, 1955, until retiring on Jan. 14, 1998. While in the National Guard, he was a part of several units: quartermaster, transportation, military police and medics. He last served as a medic/platoon sergeant with the 161st Med Battalion in Mobile.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Riley Kervin and Minnie Mae Kervin, and his wife, Wanda Kervin.

Survivors include a son, Chris (Kim) Kervin; a daughter, LeAnn (Jerry) Barr, all of Prattville; seven grandchildren, Katelyn, Matthew, Lillianna, Maggie, Mylee, Levi and Wyatt; a brother, Steve (Tammy) Kervin of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; and special friends, Lisa Kervin and Judy Capps.

He was a devoted husband, father and randfather. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Montgomery Cancer Center.



Ken Nichols, 72, of Andalusia, died Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, in Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held today, Sat., Oct. 6, at Foreman Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Nichols of Andalusia; one son and daughter in law, Todd and Maxine Nichols of Pelham.; one daughter and son in law, Kim and Tim Cano of Charlotte, N.C; two grandchildren, Casey and Ally Nichols; one brother and sister in law, Sam and Ellen Nichols of Dothan; a brother-in-law, Greg and Kathy Hughes of Dothan; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was a life-long resident of Covington County and a graduate of Andalusia High School and Troy State University. He taught school at Pleasant Home and at Andalusia High School back in the 1960 -70 era. He was very instrumental as a Key Club advisor for 27 years and received the nickname “Chief” during that time. He served on the Andalusia City Council and was a member of the Board of Directors of Covington Electric Co-Op for 33 years and was Covington Electric’s representative to the PowerSouth Energy Cooperative’s Board of Directors for 12 years.

Pallbearers will be Willie Smith, Allan Thrash, Ed Short, Gary Harris, Patrick Purnell and Winfield Brady.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Miracle League Field of Dreams Park c/o Andalusia Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 1422, Andalusia, AL 36420.

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Darlene Hudson Huggins, loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Freeport, Fla., passed away on Sun., Sept. 30, 2012.

She was born at Sasser’s Crossroads in 1933. She attended Straughn High School and left for nursing school in Houston, Texas, shortly after graduation. She had a 35-year tenure as a nurse, beginning her career in Opp, and spending her later years in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where she ended her professional life at White Wilson Clinic.

She is survived by her spouse of 58 years, Douglas Huggins; her two daughters, Sharon Dunn and Kathy Camp; three grandchildren, Sarah Wright, Rachel Camp and Joey Camp; and two sisters Kathryn Harlin and Janet Locklier.

The family would appreciate donations to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.

There will be a time of visitation held on Sun., Oct. 7, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. with the service beginning at 3 p.m. at Choctaw Beach United Methodist Church, located at 479 Live Oak Street in Freeport, Fla.

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Oda Ree Peevy, 91, of Wetumpka, formerly of the Andalusia area, died Tues., Oct. 2, 2012, in a Montgomery nursing facility.

Funeral services were held on Fri., Oct. 5, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Old Bethesda Cemetery in Loango.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Joe Small of Millbrook and Shirley and Dewayne Radford of Simpsonville, S.C.; two sons, Jimmy Peevy of Atlanta and Ricky Peevy of Wetumpka; a brother, Marcus Lambert of Mobile; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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