Obituaries for Tues., Sept. 3, 2013

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Charles Hamilton Simon, 9, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Aug. 29, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Aug. 31, at 2 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Pullen and the Rev. Josh Wilson officiating and interment following at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Charles “Chuck” and Mona Simon of Andalusia; two sisters, Rachael and Rebecca Simon; maternal grandparents, John and Sophie Platt of Fruitdale; aunt, Anna (Eddie) Heming of McCalla; anduncle, Greg (Marquetta) Platt of Columbiana.

Pallbearers were Mike Older, Dale Pancake, Greg Platt, Brian Platt, Eddie Fleming and Alex Fleming.

Flowers or donations to Straughn Elementary School Resource Unit or the Straughn School 4-H will be accepted.

Those who were unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at



Betty Jean Smithart, 76, of Andalusia, passed away on Fri., Aug. 30,2013.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 2, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dwight Underwood officiating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her sons, Lomax Smithart and Darrell (Tina) Smithart; daughters, Mechelle Norris, Louise (Ray) Jordan, Norma (Dave) Fowler and Pam Lambert, all of Andalusia; sister, Louie Bell Vines of Dodson, La.; grandchildren, Michael (Toka) Jackson, Steve (Kristy) Jackson, Shaun (Amanda) Jackson, Kim Norris, Brian (Meredith) Norris, Kevin (Jenny) Jordan, Candi (Chris) Nelson, Josh Smithart, Mallory Smithart, Linsey Smithart, Cody Lambert and Katie Lambert; and great-grandchildren, Ali Jackson, Trey Jackson, James Milton Jackson and Brady Jackson.