Obituaries for Wed., June 11, 2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Inez Riley Moss, 91, of Roswell, was born on July 10, 1932, to John Daniel Riley and Inez Preston Riley of Andalusia. Inez died June 9, 2014, after a brief illness.

She was an accomplished young woman and demonstrated an early sense of adventure and a love of life-long learning. She served as a meteorologist in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII, and was stationed at California’s Camp Pendleton. After the war, she married Paul Grady Moss Jr., a captain in the Marine Corp who served in Iwo Jima, Guam and Gaudalcanal. The couple moved to the Atlanta area where they became active members of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church.

Moss was a devoted Sunday school teacher and loved studying for her lessons. She was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). Moss was a pioneer in mainstreaming visually-impaired and hearing-impaired students into Atlanta Public Schools in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1972, she embarked upon a 30-year career in real estate, qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table Award multiple years. She treasured her time with both Northside Realty and later with Buckhead Brokers, because of the many friends she developed as clients and colleagues.

In 1975, she and Paul moved to Roswell where they became involved in the Roswell Historical Society. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Bridge Club and the Alabama Club. She received the United Daughters of the Confederacy Cross of Military Service. Inez and Paul became active members of the First Baptist Church of Roswell, where she again taught Sunday school.

Moss is survived by her children, Grady and Stephanie Moss of Alpharetta, Anadora “Andie” Moss of Washington, D.C. and Penny Moss of Talladega; grandchildren, Matthew Moss of Dahlonega and Melissa Moss of Washington, D.C.; brother-in-law, former Sen. Ted Little of Auburn; Wade and Mildred Moss of Richmond, Va.; and Mary Jean Moss of Decatur, Ga., along with many nieces and nephews and her cherished friends of all ages.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Grady Moss Jr. and her sisters, Peggy Riley Graves and Jonnie Dee Riley Little.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., June 12 at noon at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA. Military Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA.

Visitation will be held from tonight, from 6 until 8 p.m.  and again on Thurs., June 12, beginning at 11 a.m. at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.


Geraldine V. Sasser Cravey, 78, of Florala, passed away Tues., June 9, 2014, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be Thurs., June 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Cravey is survived by her daughter, Wanda Scroggins of Andalusia; son, Willie H. Sasser of Texas; grandchildren, Michael Scroggins Jr., Matthew Scroggins, Justin Scroggins, Lindsey Sasser and Daniel Sasser; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Scroggins, John Scroggins and James Scroggins.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Extreme Experience Retreat, Dirk Price; 5814 Wilson Dairy Rd., Red Level, AL 36474.

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


Lillie Bell Henley, 90, of Andalusia, passed away Fri., June 6, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services were Sun., June 8, from Oakey Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Meadows, the Rev. Billy Boles and the Rev. Carl Douglass officiating. Interment followed in Oakey Ridge Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Henley; a special “daughter,” Angie Kelley of Andalusia; three brothers, Mack Fuqua, William (Edna) Fuqua of Andalusia, Delmar (Jean) Fuqua of Crestview and sister-in-law, Lavonia Fuqua of Andalusia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Lee Henley; her parents, Will and Bettie Mae Fuqua; and her brothers and sisters, T. J. Fuqua, Willie Mae Franklin, Foncelee Chavers and Gene Fuqua.

Pallbearers were Johnny Stewart, Ralph Barfoot, Tommy Griffin, Joey Williams, Jim Wood and Jim Mooney.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Anderson, Jessie Joe Wiggins, Veston Bailey, Michael Stewart, Ed Russell, Johnnie Meeks and Ed Schmidt.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Oakey Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 20680 Lindsey Bridge Road, Andalusia, AL 36420.

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


Johnnie Mae Douglas Huckabaa Spears, 75, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., June 8, 2014, in the Andalusia Hospital.

Funeral services will be today, Wed., June 11, at 2 p.m. at Carolina Baptist Church with the Rev. Derwood Cleland officiating. Interment will follow in the Huckabaa Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to services.

She is survived by a son, Henry Clayton (Linda) Huckabaa Jr. of Andalusia; daughters, Carolyn (Jack) McGowin of Red Level, Linda (Kenny) Hendrix and Dorothy (Donald) Florer of Andalusia; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Henry (Edith) Douglas of Andalusia and Thurman (Barbara) Douglas of Red Level; and sister, Marie Aughtman of Andalusia.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Brown, Clayton Hendrix, Eric Eckenrod, Lenny Eckenrod, Kendall Hendrix, Tony Wayne Bradley, Wesley Bass and Jason Smith.

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