Obituaries for Wed., May 21, 2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Gwendolyn Petty Wiggins, 60, of Red Level, passed away unexpectedly Fri., May 16, 2014, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held today, Wed., May 21, at 10 a.m. at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Michael Bush will officiate. Interment will follow in the Fairmont Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Tues., May 20, at Keahey Funeral Home.

Wiggins is survived by her husband, Donnie Wiggins of Red Level; son, Brent (Mandy) Wiggins of Red Level; daughter, Mylinda (Richard) Ayers of Red Level; sister, Ramona (Gary Lynn) Thompson of Pisgah; grandchildren, Gregory Ayers, Kayley Ayers, and Hollyn Wiggins; and a special nephew, Brandon (Tiffany) Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Greg Hutcheson, Edgar Lambert, Hayden Lambert, Robert Mitchell, Ronnie Edson and Ben Skipper.


Christina Brazier, 23, of Huntsville, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Mon., May 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home. Family is asking that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the funeral home to help cover the cost of burial.


Lona Elizabeth Crook, 86, of Birmingham, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Sun., May 18, 2014, at UAB hospital. A memorial graveside service will be held at Thurs., May 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating. The family will meet with friends at the cemetery on Thursday.

Crook was a longtime member of the Baptist Church, wherever they lived, and was a past member of the local First Baptist Church. She loved music and was active with the choir department. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, as well as a terrific cook.

Crook is survived by her three daughters, Sylvia C. (Earl) Johnson of Andalusia, Elizabeth C. McKinnon of Birmingham and Nina C. Montone of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; a son, David (Bonnie) Crook of Cummins, Ga; six grandchildren, Laura Johnson Crissey, Kimberly Johnson Holland, Ivy McKinnon Holmes, Ross McKinnon, Chris Montone and Reece Crook; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Fay Wray Smoak from Burnsville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lynch Crook; and brothers, Harold Skinner and Raymond Skinner.

The family asks that memorials be made in her honor to the Children’s Choir Program at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia, P.O. Box 788, Andalusia, AL 36420.


Carol Ann Cobb, 77, of Evergreen, formerly of Mississippi, died Mon., May 19, 2014, at Evergreen Medical Center.

Cobb is survived by sons, Clayton “Butch”  (Shirley) Cobb of Excel, Richard (Norma) Cobb of Brooklyn, Ala. and William Cobb of Brooklyn; daughters, Suzzette (John) Childress of Saraland and Colleen (Steve) Childress of Saraland; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Wed., May 21 at 1 p.m. at Cope Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cobb Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cope Funeral Home.


Jennifer Hall Rockwell, 69, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., May 20, 2014, at Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp. Funeral services will be Fri., May 23, at 10 a.m. from Hopewell Baptist Church with ministers Barry Wilkinson and E.L. Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.

Rockwell is survived by a daughter, Regina Ruth (Chris) Nolan of Crestview; a son, Tony Elton (Elaine) Rockwell of Mascotte, Fla,; grandchildren, Brittney Fowler, Zachary Rockwell, E.L. Allen and Amanda Allen; and one brother, Tyler Hall of Davisville.

Visitation will be held Thurs., May 22, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Family and friends unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at


William Curtis “WC” Thomasson, 89, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., May 18, 2014, at his residence. There will be a memorial service held Thurs., May 22, at 11 a.m. at the Central Church of Christ.

Thomasson was assistant principal at Red Level and taught for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Miriam Thomasson of Andalusia; a son, Bill (Claire) Thomasson of Albany, Ga.; and grandsons, Byron (Erica) Thomasson of Andalusia and Daryl Thomasson of Moore, Okla.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to a charity of choice.

Family and friends unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at