Obituaries for Tues., Nov. 6, 2012

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Loraine Ballard Andrews, 75, of Andalusia, died Mon., Nov. 5, 2012, in a Dothan hospital.

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

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Parrie Harris, 57, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., Nov. 4, 2012, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wed., Nov. 7, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Knowles officiating and interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Harris of Andalusia; sons, Parrie (Awjannette Ayers) Harris and Timothy (Marquita) Harris, all of Red Level; daughters, Heather (Chris) Brown; mother, Josephine Gilmore, both of Andalusia; stepchildren, Sandra (Kenny) Alexander, Tosha (Rodney) Scott and Tony Wambles; brothers, Dewayne (Michelle) Harris, Coston (Margret) Harris, Robert (Carolyn) Harris and Earnest Harris, all of Andalusia; sisters, Mary Nell (Glenn) Scroggins of Red Level, Phyllis Ledlow of Mississippi and Barbara Griggs of Florida; grandchildren, Thaad Harris, Beau Harris, Maddie Harris, Shane Brown, Samantha Peek Lee, Lindsey Brown, Kaitlin Lee, Christopher Lee, Skylar Lee, Tony Lee, Cameron Doster, Cody Doster, Dylan Clay and Emily Clay; and several nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lonnie Harris, Tommy Kelley, Tony Wambles, Kevin Kelley, Walter Griggs and Timothy Willard.

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William Hugh King, 92, died at his home in Andalusia on Sat., Nov. 3, 2012.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Mon., Nov. 5, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Karthaus and his daughter, Peggy King Scott, officiating the service. Interment followed in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Johnnie Reeves King; his children, Peggy King Scott and former son-in-law, Joseph D. Scott, William Hugh King Jr. and his wife, Lisa, and Catherine King Alexander and her husband, Gary; his grandchildren, Mary Beth Scott VanSickle, Jennifer Scott Borden, Carrie King Maurelli, Alex King, Mitchell Alexander and Edie Alexander; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Annette Reeves, Janette Locklier and Patricia Northrop; and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carrie Chambliss King and John Daniel King; his siblings, Cyril King, Gaston King, Janice King Andress, Lowell King, Winona King, Johnnie Lee King Tarrer and Lucy, who died as a young child.

Born in Brooklyn on April 5, 1920, he is a veteran of World War II who survived the sinking of his ship, U.S.S. Drexler, off the coast of Okinawa. He returned to Andalusia to purchase Bell’s Supermarket, later renamed King’s IGA, and to set a high standard for the grocery business in Andalusia for more than 60 years.

He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Andalusia, serving as a deacon, Sunday school director, training union director and in other various capacities. He participated in the Lions Club and in the Chamber of Commerce, serving as its president and working to promote business and civic affairs. He was instrumental in the establishment of Andalusia Hospital and in steering the mission of Andalusia Health Services Inc.

He loved his family, his church, his farm and his community, serving all with honor, graciousness and unfailing kindness.

The family extends its deep appreciation to all of the family and friends, all of the caregivers, and to the staff of Southern Hospice who visited and cared for him during his final illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Andalusia, to the Gideons or to a charity of one’s choice.

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