Obituaries for Tues., July 16, 2013

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 16, 2013


William James Osssenfort, 71, of Forest Hills Lane, Andalusia, died Fri., July 12, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 24, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., when he met and married Marcia Ossenfort, his wife of 50 years.

Funeral services will be held today, Tues., July 16, at 10 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church with the Rev. Paddy Maher officiating and interment following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Ossenfort of Andalusia; daughter, Cynthia Ossenfort of Huntsville; sons, William James Ossenfort Jr. of Andalusia and Peter Ossenfort and Christopher Joseph Ossenfort, both of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Cheryl Ossenfort, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Jerry Murphy of St. Louis, Mo., and Jill and Rich Specter of Newport Coast, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christ the King charities account, Sanford Road, Andalusia, AL 36420.

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Minnie Lee Hughen, 92, went to be with her heavenly father on Fri., July 12, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sun., July 14, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating and interment following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Foreman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Comfort Care Hospice.

She was born and raised in South Alabama with parents the late Sam and Alice Hoomes in Brooklyn. She was married to Ivy Lee Cook and they had three children, Aundra Knode of Pace, Fla., Marcus (Marcee) Cook of Crestview, Fla., and the late Terrie McKay. When Mr. Cook passed, she married Richard Grantham. After his passing, she married Bennett Hughen.

When her daughter, Terrie, passed, she took on the job of raising her granddaughter, Tina (Scott) Rogers. In her early years, she worked at the Andala shirt factory, the Box Factory, and then went to school to get a beautician license and had a beauty shop in her home until Hurricane Opal destroyed that home. She built a new home, in the same location, and spent her retirement working in her flowerbeds and fishing in her pond.

She was a member of Andalusia Garden Club many years and the American Legion. She was a dedicated Christian mother who was a one-time member of Liberty Home Baptist Church, and when she married Mr. Hughen, moved to the First United Methodist Church in Andalusia.

She is also survived by three of her sisters, Sammie McGlothren of Brewton, Marie (Robert) Durant of Mobile and Katie (Tommy) Nelson of Brewton; her grandchildren, Tina (Scott) Rogers of Andalusia, Angela Kennedy of Crestview, Fla., Sharon (Jody) Rogers of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Jamey (Joyce) Cook of Norfolk, Va., Pamela (Guy) Wright of Bath Springs, Tenn., Ronald (Vickie) Nicholson of Birmingham and Linda Wheeler of Pace, Fla.; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scott Rogers, Jody Rogers, Paul Shelley, Billy Hoomes, John W. Hoomes and Jamey Cook.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful people at Comfort Care Hospice and also the great ladies who assisted her daughter, Aundria, as caregivers through the last few years. A special thanks goes to Mary Curry and Rita Thomasson and good friends and neighbors.

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