Obituaries for Tues., July 8, 2014

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2014


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

Funeral services were held graveside Mon., July 7, at 11 a.m. at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating.

Pallbearers were Jeffrey M. Moore Jr., Charles Jackson Moore, Jeremy D. Morgan, Thomas L. Moore Jr., Col. John M. Kidd and Clay Barfield. Honorary pallbearers were 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.


Birty Katherine Conley, 82, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., July 6, 2014, at Jackson Hospital.

Funeral services will be Wed., July 9, at 11 a.m. from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bradley officiating. Interment will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Folsomdale, Ky. Fri., July 11. Visitation will be today, Tues., July 8, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Conley is survived by her daughters, Karen Hayden (Robert) Pfeifer of Oregon and Patricia Hallford of Andalusia; son, Joseph Michael (Billie) Hayden of Andalusia; nine grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Vivian Louise Pate, 84, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., July 5, 2014, in the Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services were held Mon., July 7, at 2 p.m. from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Pate is survived by her sons, Timothy A. (Linda) Pate of Andalusia and Michael W. (Elizabeth) Pate of Montgomery; grandchildren, Michael W. (Beth) Pate Jr., Alexis C. Pate and Ben (Shuronda) Mock; and three great-grandchildren, Cody Mock, Dalton Mock and Destiny Mock.

Pallbearers were Ben Mock, Scott Wilkes, Buddy Shiver, Keith Walden, Andy Alexander and Dale Alexander.

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John W. Anderson, 79, of Destin, Fla. formerly of Andalusia, went home to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Fri., July 4, 2014, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Anderson was born in Greenwood, Fla., on Dec. 15, 1934, and moved to Andalusia at 6 months of age. He was reared in Andalusia, graduating from Andalusia High School in 1953. He then attended and graduated from Auburn University in 1956 with a degree in industrial management. He was also a distinguished military graduate and served two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

In 1959, Anderson returned to Andalusia and was associated with his father and two brothers in the family peanut shelling business, Anderson Peanuts, for 30 years.

In 1989, Anderson and his wife, Evelyn, moved to Decatur, where he became the CEO of Alabama Farmers Cooperative, a regional farm supply business. During this time and after his retirement, he served as president of the Alabama Crop Improvement Association and was named their “Man of the Year” in 1988. He was named the Alabama Council of Cooperatives “Distinguished Cooperator” in 1996. Anderson served as President of the Southeastern Peanut Shellers’ Association and served on numerous committees with the National Peanut Council. In 2002, he was elected to the Alabama Agricultural Hall of Honor.

Anderson retired in 1995 and moved to Destin, where he enjoyed many years of fishing, boating and being near his children and grandchildren.

Anderson was also very involved with the First Baptist Church of Andalusia, where he served as a deacon and finance chairman, and later at the First Baptist Church of Destin. He was also a Rotarian and served as club president, as well as on many committees in the Andalusia Rotary Club.

Anderson is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Evelyn Wilder Anderson; their three children, Lynda A. (Dr. Jeff) Waits of Niceville, Fla., John W. Anderson Jr. of Destin and Robert B. (Diane McCoach) Anderson of Fort Walton Beach; six grandchildren, Andrew Waits of Birmingham, Brandon (Lori) Waits of Ruston, La., Chandler Waits of Pensacola, Bryan Anderson (fiancé Rose Kelley) of Destin, Jonathon Anderson of Ft. Walton Beach and Anna Anderson of Fort Walton Beach; one great-grandchild, Blake Waits of Ruston, La; sister, Corrie A. (John) Owens of Andalusia; sisters-in-law, Sarah Anderson of Andalusia, Helen Anderson of Destin and Rebecca Wilder of Decatur; brother, Sidney (Polly) Waits of Andalusia; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today, Tues., July 8, at 2 p.m. from the Foreman Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in the Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. John Foster and the Rev Harrell Cushing will officiate.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

A memorial celebration will also be held at The First Baptist Church of Destin Sat., July 12, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow immediately in the church fellowship hall.

In addition to flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The First Baptist Church of Destin, 201 Beach Drive, Destin, FL 32541 or to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes, PO Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236-1767.

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