Obituaries for Sat., Oct. 5, 2013

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 5, 2013


Odessa Bracewell, 90, of the Heath Community, died on Fri., Oct. 4, 2013, at her residence.

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



Margaret Wiggins, 86, of Andalusia, passed away on Fri., Oct. 4, 2013, in an Andalusia health care facility.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tues., Oct. 8, at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include her son, Joseph Malcolm (Becky) Suggs; daughter, Barbara (Harry) Melton, all of Crestview, Fla.; grandchildren, Chris (Summer) Driggers, Patrick (Andrea) Driggers, Jennifer (Jeff) Hammond, Julie (Brian) Odom, Hal Melton, Candice Melton and Michael (Shanna) Suggs; 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Joel (Skinner) Suggs; and sisters-in-law, Allie V. Rabren, Mary Harwell and Alice Grantham, all of Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, James C. Suggs and Nathan L. Wiggins.

She worked as a church clerk at Calvary Baptist Church of Andalusia for more than 25 years.

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Joseph Denny Nixon, the infant son of Jennifer Alexander and Randy Nixon, passed away on Wed., Oct. 2, 2013.

Graveside services were held on Fri., Oct. 4, at Pigeon Creek Cemetery. The eulogy was be given by his father, Randy Nixon, with arrangements by Keahey Funeral Home. Survivors include his father, Randy Nixon; mother, Jennifer Alexander Nixon; paternal grandmother, Glenda Nixon; brothers, Joel Thomason, Flavil Nixon, John Nixon and Josh Thomason; and sisters, Brandy Beverly, Joshlyn Thomason and Jasmine Nixon, all of Red Level.

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Charles Padgett, 82, of McKenzie, passed away Wed., Oct. 2, 2013, in the Georgiana hospital.

Funeral services were held on Fri., Oct. 4, at the Sweet Home Church in McKenzie with the Rev. Alan Joiner officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Padgett of McKenzie; daughter, Deborah Padgett of Monroeville; stepsons, Don Howell of Mississippi, Randall Howell of Atlanta and Eric Howell of Montgomery; stepdaughters, Regina Siglar of Prattville and Teresa Howell of Andalusia; brother, Chester Padgett of Owasa; and sisters, Janelle Windham and Geraldine Atchison, both of Andalusia.

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