Obituaries for Sat., Aug. 17, 2013

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 17, 2013


Hazel Huckabaa of Andalusia died Thurs., Aug. 15, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Foreman Funeral Home.



Baby Henry “Parker” Thomas entered the arms of Jesus on Aug. 13, 2013.

Funeral services will be held today, Sat., Aug. 17, in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home beginning at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Terry Smith and Bishop Eugene Reeves officiating. Committal services will follow at Limestone Cemetery.

Parker is survived by his loving parents, Jay and Vickie Thomas; big brothers, Brady Edward and Grady Seth, all of Darlington, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Cynthia Burgans (Donnie) Strickland of Doizer and Phillip Dewayne (Betty) Henderson of Opp; great-grandparent, Junior Henderson of Opp; paternal grandparents, Ricky and Barbara Smith Thomas of Darlington, Fla., and Ella Catherine Mitchem Smith, also of Darlington, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Valerie Kay Henderson of Dozier, Joanie Thomas of Darlington, Fla., and Robert and Nicki Thomas of Florala; cousins, Jacob, Garrett and Riley; and numerous other extended family.

He is preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Gloria Ann Burgans, Grady Moxley Burgans and Eva Mae Henderson, and paternal great-grandparents, Mary Louise Denning Parrett, R.D. “Dee” Smith and Edward Lee Thomas.

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Edna R. Ammons, 76, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Aug. 14, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Sat., Aug. 17, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Scott officiating and interment following in Old Bethesda Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, George Ammons of Andalusia; her three daughters, Betty (Gary) Parsons of Greenville, Peggy (Earl) Hallford and Shirley Jackson; two sisters, Evelyn (Jerry) Hallford and Charlotte (Allen) Harrison; three brothers, Vance Griggs, Truman (Sue) Griggs and Carl (Earline) Griggs, all of Andalusia; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Gladys Posey, 94, of Andalusia, passed away on Wed., Aug. 14, 2013, at her home in Andalusia.

She was born in 1918 to Elmer O. and Tisie Cook Hill in Crenshaw County. She was the widow of her husband of 61 years, William Crayton “Bill” Posey, who died in 2000.

She is survived by her two sons, Danny Ross (Barbara) Posey of Andalusia and Gary Martin (Brenda) Posey of Panama City, Fla., and three brothers, Bobby Hill of Andalusia, Lister “Elmo” Hill of Andalusia and Billy Hill of Brantley. She would perhaps be proudest to also be survived by eight grandsons and 10 great-grandchildren who loved their granny, benefited from her immense generosity, and craved her cooking which was among her passions.

Among her siblings, she outlived her sister and brothers, Grace Joyner, Joe Hill and Jack Hill.

Gladys and her husband, Bill, were also known for their spiritual strength and were equally generous to their various church families as well.

Those who mourn Gladys, also celebrate her life, which was long and well lived and warmed in its twilight by a large family’s love and a spiritual peace through her devotion to God.

Her life will be remembered today, Sat., Aug. 17, at 11 a.m., at Foreman Funeral Home, followed by burial in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Bill.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be her many grandsons, Steve Posey, Scott Posey, Marty Posey, Ryan Posey, Shannon Posey, Cory Posey, Clint Posey and Jody Posey.

Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.

Before her death, and in keeping with her generosity, Gladys requested that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to a faith-based charity of one’s choice.

The extended Posey family is also so very grateful to Ms. Felicia Cook, Ms. Margie Elmore, and Ms. Emogene Colvin. Their warm compassion as assisting caregivers will always be remembered by the family



John Armstrong, 87, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Aug. 15, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Sat., Aug. 17, at Keahey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Fairmount Baptist Church with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Allie Bee Armstrong; daughters, Linda (Wayne) Mitchell and Peggy (Terry) Harrelson, all of Andalusia; grandchildren, Melissa (Anthony) Tomlin of Zephyrhills, Fla., Rix Curtis of Victoria, Texas, Nancy (Frankie) Dubose, Jessica (Robert) McCloskey, Nathan Mitchell, Wade Mitchell, Gary (Lisa) Musgrove, Donnie Price, Selena (Matthew) Hammett, Tari (Shon) McClung, Kelly (Mike) Sasser and Jeannie Price, all of Andalusia; great-grandchildren, Misty and Amber Burk, Brett Tomlin, Colby Curtis, J.D. Richburg, Katlin and Abby Hall, Mia, Lili and Kenzie McCloskey, Kellie Price, Jamie and Megan Musgrove, Emily, Bailey and Joseph Hammett, Sarah and Emma McClung, Brianna Bozeman and Remington, Dalton and Landon Sasser; and great-great-grandchild, Skylar Musgrove

Pallbearers will be Donnie Price, Wade Mitchell, Steven Wade, Donnie Smith, Kyle Smith and Rix Curtis.

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Wylene Williams, born Dec. 16, 1924, in Red Level, to Lee and Linnie South, passed away on Aug. 16, 2013, in a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held on Sun., Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m., from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Red Level with the Rev. Bill Pritchett officiating.

Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams moved to New York in her earlier life, and while living there, she was a homemaker and an active member in her church. She taught Sunday school for beginners for many years as well as vacation Bible school. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Everyone enjoyed coming to her home for a meal, party or casual visit. Her love for sewing clothing and making crafts led her to a job in a local fabric store. Because she displayed the articles she made in the store, many people came to rely on her advice and help with their sewing projects.

She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Wayne Bennett and Deborah and Casey Jackson, all of Andalusia; step-grandsons, Robert Jackson and Ryan Jackson; her sisters. Lois Hunt of Winter Haven, Fla., and Jeanette South of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas M. Capps and Archie Williams; her brothers, Grady South, Lee South Jr. and James ”Bo” South, and her sisters, Audie Reynolds, Ruth Doughtie and Lucy Wyrosdick.

Flowers or memorials to the Southside Building Fund will be accepted.

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Nobie Gantt Daniel, 103, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Aug. 15, 2013, in her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tues., Aug. 20, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Karthaus officiating and interment following at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to service.

Survivors include her three sons, John Pollard (Faye) Daniel of Pensacola, Fla., Frank Gantt of Navarre, Fla., and Richard (Mickie) Daniel of Loganville, Ga.; daughter, Kathryn (Paul) Craven of Huntsville; 14 grandchildren, John (Amy) Daniel, Joel W. Daniel, James Daniel, Jayson (Leslie) Daniel, Scott (Catrina) Daniel, Celia Daniel, Connie Gantt, Mary Ann Lambert, Donnie (Francis) DeVore, Frank “Buddy” (Cindy) Gantt Jr., Frank “Danny” Craven, Charles “Bradly” Craven, Paul (Brit) Gantt and Meredith (Matthew); and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son, Ceceil Daniel; daughter-in-law, Mary Gantt; two grandsons, Jeff Daniel and Jerry Daniel; eight brothers, Pickens Gantt, Bob Gantt, Phil Gantt, Burnett Gantt, Walter Gantt, Ed Gantt, John D. Gantt and Revenelle Gantt; and two sisters, Elizabeth G. Morgan and Nellie G. Moates.

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Heather Marie Henderson Pinckard, 24, of Red Level, passed away on Tues., Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., Fri., Aug. 16, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Headrick, the Rev. Ferron Smith and the Rev. Stan Holley officiating. Interment followed in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Kaitlynn Elizabeth Pinckard; her parents, Jerry and Kay Henderson; two sisters and brother-in-law, Cynthia Williams and Brenda Kay and Jeremy Williamson, all of Red Level; and brother, Draiman Thomas Mefford of Crestview, Fla.

Pallbearers were Brandon Beard, Joseph Henderson, Derrek Cross, Carl Johnson, David Johnson, Aarron Johnson, Michael Hall,Gabe Bass, Nate Bass and Tommy Castleberry.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Dot “Tippin” Hall and Gloria Hall; her paternal grandparents, James Henderson and Mary Henderson Hall; uncles, Donnie Hall and Timmy Henderson; and a cousin, April Worley.

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