Obituaries for Fri., July 4, 2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 4, 2014


William Harvey “Bill” Moore Sr., 83, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., July 2, 2014, at his residence on Antioch Road.

Funeral services will be held graveside Mon., July 7, at 11 a.m. at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sun., July 6, at Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey M. Moore Jr., Charles Jackson Moore, Jeremy D. Morgan, Thomas L. Moore Jr., Col. John M. Kidd and Clay Barfield. Honorary pallbearers are Moore’s Sunday school class at Lake Talquin Baptist Church, his cousin Andrew Moore and good friends Bill Goode and Wayne Granberry.

Moore was born Feb. 5, 1931, at his grandfather Harvey C. Moore’s home on Seegars Street in Andalusia. His parents were Dewey C. Moore Sr. and Bonice Leonard Moore. He spent his boyhood working on his father’s dairy farm on the Conecuh River. He attended East Three Notch and Church Street elementary schools. He graduated from Andalusia High School in 1949. While at Andalusia High School, Moore played four years on the football team.

In the fall of 1949, he entered the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). In 1951, during the Korean Conflict, he joined the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant by the time he mustered out. While stationed at Brookley Air Base in Mobile, he met the love of his life, Hilda Faust. They married on March 18, 1954. He once again enrolled at API under the GI Bill. He graduated in 1956 with a degree in entomology. He put his degree to good use as he immediately went to work for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Over his 30-year career with the PPQ, Moore worked in Mobile, Baton Rouge, La., New Orleans, Hyattsville, Md. and Brownsville, Texas. He rose from inspector to regional director of the South Central Region APHIS PPQ. At the time of his retirement, Moore was a member of the United States Government’s Senior Executive Service.

The Moores retired on the banks of Lake Talquin near Quincy, Fla.. He and his oldest son, Bill Jr. enjoyed many hours together trying to out fish each other in search of the largemouth bass. He also enjoyed gardening and woodworking, and spending time with his grandkids. He was a member of the Lake Talquin Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. The Moores moved back to Andalusia in the summer of 2013 to be closer to their two sons. Declining health prevented him from getting involved in things in Andalusia, but he was glad to have made the move.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Hilda F. Moore; brother, Thomas L. (Carolyn) Moore Sr. of Lee, Fla.; daughter, Janet Moore (Col. John Kidd) of Holly Springs, Ga.; sons, William H. Moore Jr. of Babbie and Jeffrey M. (Beverly) Moore Sr. of Andalusia; grandchildren, Marianne (Jeremy) Morgan, Jeffrey Moore Jr., Amanda Kidd, Daniel Kidd and Jackson Moore; and great-granddaughter, Leah Kate Morgan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey C. and Bonice L. Moore and his older brother, Dr. Dewey C. “Skeeter” Moore Jr.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Marcus Autism Center ( in honor of Moore’s grandson, Daniel Kidd.


Betty Louise Scott, 65, lovingly known as “Betts” to all of her grandchildren, passed away Tues., June 24, 2014, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

A casual celebration of life service took place Thurs., June 26, at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brett Mayes officiating.  A Graveside service was held Sun., June 29, at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery in Andalusia.

Scott was a fantastic cook. Being in a military family the better part of her life and living in foreign countries, she learned their ways of cooking. She had her own great taste, mixing southern cooking and foreign recipes.

She loved camping in the mountains with Walter every chance they could.

Her grandchildren brought out a side of her not many have known. Crab leg picnics on the living room floor, watermelon fights in the backyard and candy overflowing. She always did everything she could for her children and grandchildren in order for them to have the very best she could provide.

Scott was preceded in death by her father, James Donnell Thomas and son, Thomas J. Scott.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Scott of Canton; mother, Jean Thomas of Andalusia; children, Russell Scott (Anita Broughton) of Lynn Haven, Fla., Shelley Lunsford of Headland and Allison (Michael) Walters of Marietta; sisters, Donna Glisson of Newnan and Lynne McCord of Andalusia; grandchildren, Jacey Rayborn, Payton Scott, Steven Broughton, Kyle Broughton, Hunter Lunsford, Reagan Lunsford, Chandler Walters, Andrew Walters and Evan Walters.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, Ga. is honored to serve the family.


Grover Gunter, 77, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., July 1, 2014, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Thurs., July 3, at 10 a.m. at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Greg Cotter officiated. Interment followed in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Gunter is survived by his wife, Geraldine Gunter; sons, Grover H. (Carri) Gunter Jr. and Harvey Leslie “Pee Wee” (Laura L.) Gunter; brother, Harvey M. “Buddy” Gunter; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Nola Gunter and sisters, Ruby Tucker and Betty Jackson.


Evelyn Augusta Mitchell, 89, of McKenzie passed away Mon., June 30, 2014.

Funeral services were held Thurs., July 3, at 2 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Larry Smith officiated. Interment followed in the Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Mitchell, loving wife of James Cantie Mitchell of McKenzie, departed this world, leaving behind a loving sister, Geraldine Rhodes of Foley; sons, James Mitchell (Carolyn) of Fairhope and Jerry Mitchell (Francis) of Montgomery; grandsons, Earnest (Amanda) Mitchell of Daphne, J. Christopher (Melody) Mitchell of Fairhope and John (Angie) Mitchell of Wetumpka; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Liberty, Ramsey and Alex.

She has gone to be with her grandson, Stephen Mitchell in Heaven.

There was never a more loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We will miss her until the day we join her in Heaven.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association One Perimeter Park South, Suite 100 N. Birmingham, AL. 35243.