Obituaries for Fri., Nov. 9, 2012

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2012


Euna Vay “Eunice” Mitchell, 94, of Red Level, died Tues., Nov. 6, 2012, in Red Level.

Funeral services will be held today, Fri., Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with ministers James Suggs and Tirey Bowen officiating and interment following in the Fairmount Cemetery. Music will be by Larry Pittman.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Billy Joe Baker; her son, Bobby Mitchell, all of Red Level; six grandchildren, Dwayne Mitchell, Judy Mitchell, Pam Garrett, Darrell Baker, David (Regina) Baker and Debbie Odom; 11 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Pauline Wheeler, also of Red Level.

Pallbearers will be James Suggs, Bobby Baker, Darrell Baker, David Baker, Wayne Mitchell and Winston Beasley.

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Shelia Payne of Luverne passed away Wed., Nov. 7, 2012 in the Luverne hospital.

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

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Helen Wheeler of Andalusia passed away Thurs., Nov. 8, 2012, in a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sat., Nov. 10, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Elliott Wheeler and fiancé Lanette Coon of Opp and Lamont and Rhonda Wheeler of Red Level; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Virginia Elliott of River View; sisters, Sara Richardson of Lake Martin, Betty Mitchell and Carol Sorrells, both of Valley; grandchildren, Wendy Wheeler, Rebecca (Michael Paul) Jackson, Doug Wheeler and Lex Wheeler; and great-grandchild, Santana Nicole Lawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Wheeler, and sister, Blondie Bevans.

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Randy Campbell went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2012.

Born Sept. 13, 1950, in Andalusia, he graduated from Red Level High School in 1968 and studied radio and TV broadcasting at Career Academy in Atlanta. He used his broadcasting training during a three-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army, where he directed operations for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service in Germany.

In 1973, he moved to Southern California, where he worked in the music and entertainment business and eventually established a successful career in the growing cable television business. Later in life, his passion for music – especially gospel, country and bluegrass – opened the door for a new career as a concert promoter and agent. He worked with top artists like Ralph Stanley, the Dillards and Maria Muldar. He loved sports, especially baseball and basketball. He was happier watching his San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park or the final four of NCAA in Midwest Arena than watching these events on TV. He loved to regale stories of meeting his sports and music heroes from spring training in Arizona to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.

He loved to take his daughter to every “big” event he could so she would get a sense of how great and special this experience could be. He loved to travel – be it foreign soil, the big cities or a quiet back country road.

In 1990, he moved to Tucson, Ariz., and set down roots. He loved children and taught Sunday school at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church for several years. He was always willing to help those in need and was never at a loss of words for encouragement.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ezerski; daughter, Rachel Campbell; parents, Lois and Fritz Duensing of Gantt; and sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Clarence Lint of Andalusia.

He was preceded in death by his bather, Jake Dempsey Campbell, and his sister, Dale Campbell Griffin.

Graveside services will be held Sat., Nov. 10, at 10 a.m., at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the graveside.

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