Obituaries for Wed., April 16, 2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Bill Horton, 72, a resident of McKenzie, passed away Sun., April 13, 2014. Funeral services will be held today, Wed., April 16, at 2 p.m. from Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Joyner officiating. Burial will follow in Sweet Home Cemetery in McKenzie with Johnson Funeral Home directing arrangements.

Horton is survived by his wife, Mary Horton of McKenzie; daughter: Debbie (Allen) Joyner of McKenzie; sons, John (Haden) Horton and Brent Horton, both of McKenzie; sisters, Eva Windham of Sugarland, Texas, Betty Roper of Jackson, Miss., and Jane Horton of Pensacola; granddaughters, Julie (Morgan) Joyner Wells, Bentley Horton and Sydney Horton; grandson, Blake Horton; and caregiver, Roger Lee.

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Bruce “Pete” Veasey Jr., 81, of Andalusia, died Sun., April 13, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services for were held Tues., April 15, from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating. Interment was held in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Veasey is survived by his wife, Shirley Veasey of Andalusia; sons, Kelly (Lisa) Veasey and Keith (Tina) Veasey, both of Andalusia; grandchildren, Hannah (Will) Bumpers, Andrew Veasey, Brandon Veasey and Victoria Veasey; great-grandchild, Caroline Bumpers; sister, Reba Baisden of Andalusia; and several nieces and nephews.

Veasey was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce Veasey and Norma C. Veasey, and a brother, Billy Wayne Veasey.

Pallbearers were John David Kimbro, Eddie Williamson, Tony Veasey, Pete Owens, Bobby Smith and Mike Tyler. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Spears, Jeff Davis, Reed Davis, Eddie Davis, H.A. (Tex) Tyler and Gene Jones.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, MS 39158 or the Alabama Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 12505, Birmingham, AL 35202.

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