Obituaries for Tues., March 11, 2014

Published 10:31 pm Monday, March 10, 2014


James Douglas Wicker, Jr., 44, a resident of Andalusia, died Sat., March 8, 2014.  Funeral services will be today, Tues., March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Wicker is preceded in death by his parents, Dougie and Dolly Williams Wicker.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Christie Mann Wicker; six children, Andrea Wicker, Santana Wicker, Shawn Wicker, Ashley Wicker, Thomas Roper and Cassie Roper; two sisters, Marsha (Kenneth) Cauley and Christy Latrell; two brothers, Chad Byrd and Chris (Amy Watts) Byrd; and six grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Eric Jernigan, Greg Jackson, Heath Kelley, Johnny Hamm, Jeff Palmer and Thomas Roper.



Albert C. “Hoggie” Pitts, 81, of River Falls, passed away Sat., March 8, 2014.

Pitts was a member of River Falls Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for 40 years. He was involved with many activities, including being a Mason and a Shriner. He was a commercial painter for more than 60 years, involved with Covington County Cattlemen’s Association and was also a cattleman and hay farmer.

Funeral services will be today, Tues., March 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at River Falls Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Douglas and the Rev. Harold Morris officiating. Interment will follow in River Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to services.

Pitts is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne Pitts of River Falls; daughters, Leah (Ron) Doyle of Waverly Hall, Ga. and Missy (Philip) Dembowski of Loxley; grandchildren, Patrick, Mitchell, Joanna and Rory Dembowski; brother, Dan (Gaynelle) Pitts of Fort Payne.

Pallbearers will be Danny Killingsworth, Chris Cook, Jeremy Cook, Larry Gunter, Mark Gunter, Ronnie Capps, Mitchell Dembowski and Patrick Dembowski.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of River Falls Baptist Church.

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



Alice Runette Hood, 81, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., March 9, 2014, at Andalusia Manor.

Graveside services will be at Thurs., March 13, at 10 a.m. at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Visitation with the family will be at the cemetery.

Hood is survived by her daughters, Aletha (Dave) O’Quinn of Baton Rouge, La. And Claire (Dirk) Price of Red Level; Harvey Hood of Plant City, Fla. and Emmett (Laurie) Hood of Denham Springs, La.; three grandchildren, Ben and Blake Hood and Emily O’Quinn; and great- grandchild, Beckham Hood.

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