Obituaries for Thurs., May 9, 2013

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 9, 2013


Mrs. Melisa “Missy” Bullock, 42, of Loango, passed away Mon., May 6, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Keahey Funeral Home.

The Rev. Dennis Knowles will officiate. Special music will be provided by Randy Walden and Burnice Bullock. Interment will follow in the Old Loango Godwin Cemetery, with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Bullock of Loango; sons, Corey Bullock and Garett Bullock, both of Loango; brothers, Wendall Goodwin and Winston Goodwin, both of McKenzie, and LaDon Goodwin of North Carolina; sisters, Minnie (Jim) Allen of Niceville, Fla.; father-in-law, Levon Bullock; mother-in-law, Burnice Bullock; sisters-in-law, Tammy Mathews and Melonie Sims both of Loango; nieces and nephews, Tony Hooks of McKenzie, Jessi Goodwin of North Carolina, Tiffany Sanders of Georgiana, Kimberly Mathews of Loango and Jason Sims of Loango.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Hooks, Brandon Sanders, Ryan Davis, Jonathan Neal, Jason Sims, Richard Ayers and Kent Barnes.

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Mrs. Ann Sexton, 94, of Lockhart, passed away Wed., May 8, 2013, at her residence in Lockhart.

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


Alan Meredith Riley, 88, of Cartersville, Ga., formerly of Andalusia, died Fri., April 12, 2013.

He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Andalusia, to the late Alsie Malachi Riley and Patti Davis Riley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Harry Riley and sisters, Pauline Lanneau and Rebecca Riley Fingarson.

He is survived by his wife, Jody Pettit Riley; three children, Peter Morris Riley, Ruth (Robert “Bo”) Riley Davis and Boyd (Vickie) Pettit; grandchildren, Peter Morris (Lauren) Riley Jr., Christopher Alan Riley, Rebecca Sandidge Riley, Robert L. “Rob” Davis IV, Riley Cook Davis, Dana Pettit (Stan) Bradley, and Victoria “Bray” McBrayer Pettit; great-grandchildren, Trip, Taff and Taryn Bradley; two nieces, Troy Riley Creane, and Patti (Robert) Hoffman; two nephews, Brett Riley and Jeff Lanneau; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He served in the United States Navy from the beginning of 1943 through 1945, primarily assigned to the USS Hornet-12 in the Pacific Theater. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University. He was employed with Cluett-Peabody for 37 years, 14 of which were with Spring City Knitting Company (EZ Mills) in Cartersville, Ga., before retiring in 1987.

He was involved in several civic and service organizations including Rotary Club, the Cartersville Country Club and the Cartersville Housing Authority. He was a member of Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Cartersville.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Mon., April 15, at Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Burch and Dr. Tommy Green officiating. A private family interment will follow at a later date in Andalusia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 W. Church Street, Cartersville, GA 30120 or the Etowah Valley Humane Society, 36 Ladds Mountain Road, Cartersville, GA 30120.

The family will receive friends and family from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, 16727 Hwy. 84, Andalusia.


Rebecca Riley Fingarson, age 100, of Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community died Thurs., March 28, 2013. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. She was born March 7, 1913 in Andalusia the daughter of Alsie Malachi Riley and Patti Davis Riley, both deceased. She moved from Hendersonville, N.C. to Winston-Salem, N.C. in 1995 to enter Arbor Acres and to be close to her only daughter, Patti Riley Hoffman, and son-in-law, Robert Hanes Hoffman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. George Edwin Fingarson, her brother Harry Davis Riley and her sister Pauline Riley Lanneau. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law she is survived by a brother, Alan Meredith Riley and his wife, Jody Riley of Cartersville, Ga., as well as her grandchildren, Meredith Hoffman Finnen, Robert Hanes Hoffman, Jr. and Lisle Alexandra Pearman and her great-grandchildren, Davis Atherton Finnen and Alexander Hanes Pearman. Mrs. Fingarson lived a rich and joyful life surrounded by loving family members and friends. She enjoyed happy visits from her family and special friends she cherished. Among those were: Gail Fisher, Ruth Davis, Wayne Yelverton, Lula Shepard and the Senior Adult Ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church (who never forgot her on a holiday). A family graveside service is planned for Mrs. Fingarson in Andalusia on Sat., May 11, at 4 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and family from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, 16727 Hwy. 84, Andalusia.


Mr. Horace Richard Davis, 99, of the Carolina Community, died Mon., May 6, 2013. Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be held today, May 9, at 2 p.m. from Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating. Interment will be in Carolina Cemetery.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Virgie T. Davis, and two sons, Marvin Richard Davis and Horace Durwood Davis.

Mr. Davis is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Max and Lucy Davis of Andalusia; a daughter and son-in-law, Melba and Dr. John H. Spink of Vestavia Hills; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Randy and Marilyn Davis, David and Kristi Spink, Molly Jo and Frank Packard, Rhonda and Lynn Bass, John and Barbara Spink, Michel Spink, Joan Davis, Jerome and Arlene Davis and Mark and Allison Spink, 19 great grandchildren and spouses, Heather and Jeff Bates, Brittany and Dusty Walker, Zachary Bass, Conner Davis, Christian Davis, Brent Spink, Brian Spink, Stephen Spink, Katie Spink, Sara Packard, Adam Packard, Ben Packard, Lauren Spink, Ross Spink, Jack Spink, Ryan Spink, Alex Spink, and J. T. Davis; five great-great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Tart.


Mr. Simon Fletcher Burton, 49, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., May 6, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., May 11, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Terry Campbell officiating and interment in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Burton of Andalusia; his sons, Shawn Burton of Andalusia, Joshawa Burton of Straughn; his daughters, Kya Burton of McDavid, Fla., Kelsey Doughtie of Straughn; granddaughter, Sophia Holloway of Straughn; brothers and sister-in-law, George Burton (Rena) of McDavid, Clayton Burton of Georgia, Mac Day of West Virginia, Junior Day of Maryland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clara Perez (Santiago) of Sanford, N.C., Pollie Potter (Paul) of Missouri, Laura Wilson of Indiana, Loretta Bryant of Indiana, Bonita Thomas (Canon) of Dover, Ky., Gloria Shelton of Virginia; sister and brother-in-law Bonnie Rodgers (John) and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Mr. William Burton, mother, Mary Burton; brother, Dennis Thomas Burton and sister, Emma Jean Bonds.


Mrs. Lila Mae Casey, 85, of Andalusia, died on Sun., May 5, 2013, in a Pensacola, Fla. hospital.

Funeral services for Mrs. Casey were held on Wed., May 8, from the Foreman Funeral Home chapel. Minister Eddie Boggess officiated. Interment was in the Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mrs. Casey is survived by her two daughters, Deborah (Donnell) Grantham of Andalusia and Karen Jackson of Prattville; her two sons, Parker (Toni) Casey of Brewton and Rick Casey of Pace, Fla.; five grandchildren, Dawn Grantham, Sabrina Crutchfield, Danielle Haiden, Bridget Casey and Ben Jackson; two great grandchildren, Lexie Grantham and Riley Crutchdield; two brothers, Glenn Steele and Clyde (Jean) Steele of Mobile and two sisters, Jan Sowell and Margaret Janis, also both of Mobile.

Mrs. Casey was preceded in death by her husband, Roman Casey, and her grandson, Casey Grantham.

Pallbearers were Chris Collum, Dustin Yuhasz, Matt Crutchfield, Wayne Grantham, Donald Knox and Jimmy Bass.

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