Obituaries for Wed., May 14, 2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Joey Hattaway, 47, of Opp, died Mon., May 5, in Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Hattaway worked at Opp Micolas Mills after serving in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his son, Douglas Hattaway; daughter, Delana Hattaway; parents, Bobby Joe and Delores Hattaway; sisters, DeAnna Ferguson and Denise Clark; brothers-in-law, Keith Ferguson and Bobby Clark; nephews, Thomas Weed and Hunter Clark; and niece, Kate Ferguson.

A memorial service will be held Sat., May 17, at 2 p.m. at Westview Assembly of God Church, 106 Grover St.,Opp, with the Rev. Phillip Rayburn officiating.


Lavada Seals Mitchell, 93, of Luverne, passed away Sun., May 11 at the Crenshaw County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Sat., May 17, at 11 a.m. at the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Donnie Burns will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. Special music will be provided by Mrs. Carol Floyd. Family will receive friends from Fri., May 16, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.

Mitchell is survived by her daughters, Barbara ( Billie ) Smith of Luverne, Marie Thomason of Andalusia, Margaret (Reuben) Burkett of Greenville and Evelyn Griggs of Red Level; sons, Harold (Mary) Mitchell of Red Level and Darrell Mitchell of Andalusia; brothers, Eddins Seals of Jasper, Lomax (Bonnie) Seals of Montgomery, A. C. Seals of Andalusia and LaVann (Frances) Seals of Mississippi; sisters, Orell Grant of Greenville and Frances (Frank) Morgan; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren’ and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mitchell is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Willard Mitchell; son, David Mitchell; and daughter, Dorothy Scott.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Michael Shirey, Jason Scott, Joe Armstrong, Ryan Godwin, Nathan Shirey and Donnie Wiggins.


J.C. Buddy Harris, 85, of Andalusia, died Mon., May 12, 2014, at his residence.

He was a member of Rawls Baptist Church and former owner of Andalusia Body Shop. He was one of the founding members of the Andalusia Rescue Squad. Following his retirement, he enjoyed cattle farming and building wooden toys for children of all ages.

Funeral services will be held today, Wed., May 14, at 2 p.m. from the Foreman Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Wayne Sharpe will officiate. Interment will be in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Harris is survived by his wife, Kathleen Harris of Andalusia; his daughters, Susan (Tony) Cole of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Phyllis (Don) Moore of Iowa; his son, James Russell Harris of Reno, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Debra L. Cartwright of Pensacola, Fla.; two stepsons, John Michael Hughes of Canyon City, Colo. and Victor Clark Huges of Walterboro, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bracewell, Tommy Reeves, Ralph Simpler, Wayne Aughtman, Earl Prather and Ray Johnson.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Rawls Baptist Church Building Fund.

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


Virginia Colvin Hixon, 84, of Red Level, passed away on Sun., May 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held today, Wed., May 14, at 11 a.m. from Foreman Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Billy Boles officiating. Interment will follow in the Pigeon Creek Cemetery.

Hixon is survived by two sons, Jerry (Vicki) Colvin of Gantt and David (Kristi) Colvin of Ozark; four grandchildren, Caela, Zachary, Hannah and Silas Colvin; one great-grandchild, Sailor Vay Colvin; three brothers, George Morris of Florida, Jim (Evonne) Morris of Texas and Bobby (Lynette) Morris of Opp; two sisters, Martha (Joe Neal) Jenkins of Dothan and Evon (Don) Dekalb of Georgia; and two step-daughters, Kim (Jerry) Howell and Marianne (Jim) Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Emmett Colvin and Anford Hixon.

Visitation will be today from 9 until 10:45 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Friends and family unable to attend services may sign a guest register at