Obituaries for Aug. 1, 2013

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 1, 2013



John Thomas Sellers, 67, a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and son, passed away on Tues., July 30, 2013, in Tuscaloosa. Services to celebrate his life will be held at 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 2, at Red Oak Baptist Church in Andalusia, with military honors. The Rev. Douglas Williams will officiate, with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

John was born Aug. 20, 1945, in Mobile, to Beatrice Lucile Aughtman Sellers and Thomas Jackson Sellers. He attended Straughn High School in Andalusia. He later earned his associate of arts degree at Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College, and baccalaureate degree from Faulkner University.

John served his country honorably for more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, earning numerous military decorations and citations, including the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He spent six years in foreign service, serving longest at bases in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. After retiring from the military, he continued his career in public service with the state of Alabama, assisting military veterans with finding employment.

John had a lifelong passion for reading and would rarely be found without a book nearby. He loved the outdoors, and spent his time fishing or hunting. He enjoyed discussing politics and current affairs, and participating in civic events. He proudly served other veterans as a member and officer of American Legion Post No.123 in Tuscaloosa.

Most importantly, John loved the Lord, Jesus Christ. In his last months, he attended the Church of Christ in Geneva.

John is survived by his daughter, Lori (Rich) Rowe of Tallahassee, Fla; his son, Kevin (Tracie) Sellers of Moundville, Ala; his beloved grandchildren, Christopher Kevin Sellers of Moundville, Ala; Jackson Porter Rowe and Caroline Jordan Rowe of Tallahassee, Fla; his sisters, Carol (Herbert) Tart of Cumming, Ga., Pamela (Mac) Orange of Carrollton, Ga., Denese Sellers Maloy of Kinston, and Jane (Keith) Chapman of Columbia, Ala; brother, David (Debra) Sellers of Seale; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or the CurePSP Foundation.

His family would like to give special thanks to the nurses, doctors and the staff of the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, and the staff of Hospice of West Alabama.

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Mr. Dwan Hudson, 59, of Andalusia passed away Tues., July 30, 2013 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 2, 2013, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Donnie Herring and the Rev. Jay Driver will officiate.

Interment will follow in Good News Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Thurs., Aug. 1, at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Hudson of Andalusia; sons, Stephen (Krissy) Hudson of Andalusia, Dusty (Maggie) Hudson of Horn Hill; brothers, John (Bobbie) Hudson of Wicksburg, and Dan (Wanda) Hudson of Montgomery; half brother, Randall Hudson of Elba; sister, Teresa Brownlee of Opp; half sister, Belinda (Jason) Williams of New Brockton; and grandchildren, Holly, Cody, Hunter and Hayden.

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