Obituaries for Sat., May 3, 2014

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 3, 2014


Sandra Neill Albritton Robinson, 71, of the Williamsville, Va. community in Highland County, left to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Sat., April 19, 2014.

She was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Florala. She was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary Neill (Smith) Albritton.

Robinson was a faithful member of McDowell Presbyterian Church for over 40 years.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, R.D. Robinson; son, Steve (Jennifer) Robinson of Churchville, Va.; daughter, Melissa (Don) Robinson Spittle of Blacksburg, Va.; two granddaughters, Molly Robinson of Churchville and Ashley (Jason) Welch of Centerville, Va.; grandson, Christopher (Kelly) Robinson of Dante, Va.; and sisters, Mary Leah Veneable of Goodlettsville, Tenn. and Theresa Phillips of Little River.

The family will hold a celebration of her life at the home of R.D. and Sandra, 332 Flood Lane in Williamsville, to be announced at a later date. Family and friends will be notified.  Additionally, a memorial service and interment will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Andalusia, also to be announced at a later date.

At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to the McDowell Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 66, McDowell, VA 24458. Donations will be applied toward the Heifer Fund International and the Presbyterian Children’s Home of Wytheville, Va.

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Olene Hicks, 90, passed away Wed., April 30, 2014, at her residence.

Graveside services were held Fri., May 2, at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Hicks is survived by her son, Danny (Faye) Lawson of Andalusia; daughter, Connie (Rex) Qualls of Dozier; brothers, Tracy Hattaway of Ft. Walton and Leon Hattaway of Andalusia; sisters, Glenda Mosley of Andalusia, Wanda (Tony) Stacy of Andalusia and Gladys Davis of Ft. Walton; four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Shew was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Hicks; son, Clifton Elwood Lawson; and great-granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Lawson.