Obituaries for Thurs., June 6, 2013

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2013


Ryan Sellers, 23, of McKenzie, passed away on Sat., June 1, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Thurs., June 6, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifton Morris and Pastor Helen Grissett officiating and burial following in Fairmount Baptist Church with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Alisha Sellers of McKenzie; father, Ray (Dawn) Sellers of Brantley; mother, Mona (Jake) Halford of McKenzie; two sons, Alex Sellers and Sckylor Sellers; daughters, Lexi Sellers and Adalyn Sellers, all of McKenzie; four brothers, Brandon (Olivia Bush) Sellers, Josh Sellers and Cameron Sellers, all of McKenzie, and Dyan Davis; sisters, Emily Thomasson, both of Evergreen, Kacey Hartford of McKenzie and Kristy Halford of Greenville; maternal grandparent, Clinton and Dorothy Morris; maternal great-grandparents, Anna (Bobby) Weaver; two cousins, Holly Tolbert of Castleberry and Brittany (Darrell) Tolbert of McKenzie; aunt, Lynn Bush; uncle, Edgar Shipp; and two nephews, Kayden and Karson Odom.



James Robert “Buck” Griggs, 88, of Andalusia, passed away on Tues., June 4, 2013, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm., Fri., June 7, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Mitchell officiating with interment following in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include wife, Betty Joyce Griggs of Andalusia; daughters, Linda (Robert) Olivera of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Deborah Holley of Andalusia; son, Otis (Martha) Griggs; son-in-law, Doug Cook; two brothers, Albert Griggs and David Griggs; one sister, Margie Blackmon, all Andalusia; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild .

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissia Gayle Cook.



Gary Lee Nelson, 70, of the Red Oak Community, died Tues., June 4, 2013, at his residence.

He was a retired telephone switchman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

No services are planned at this time.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Nelson of the Red Oak Community; two daughters, Judy Nelson and Sharon Nelson; one son, Gary Nelson Jr., all of Pinetop, Ariz.; two step-sons, Steve Clark of Red Level and Emlyn Clark of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; seven-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jo Ann Thompson, Pat Pacquette and Judy Leomarand all of Las Vegas; and one brother, Larry Nelson of Calienpe, Nev.

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Linda Maria Knowles Morris, 47, of Montgomery, died Tues., June 4, 2013, in a Montgomery hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., on Thurs., June 6, at Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Sat. June 8, at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Wilkinson, the Rev. Dennis Knowles and the Rev. Keith Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Thomasson Cemetery with Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be Fri., June 7, from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Morris of Montgomery; a daughter, Katherine “Katie Beth” Morris of Montgomery; father, William E. Knowles of Andalusia; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Beverly) Morris of Slap Out; several aunts, uncles and cousins; brothers-in-law, Shep (Rite) Morris of Shorter, Jack (Lisa) Morris of Montgomery and Bob (Angie) Morris of Slap Out; and her dog, Sheba.

Pallbearers will be David Knowles, James Knowles, Glen Knowles, Richard Knowles, Troy Wiggins, Glen Walters, Jack Sansom and Charles Smith.