Obituaries for Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Published 12:01 am Friday, August 8, 2014


Mrs. Mary Wilder Guin, age 93, of Andalusia, died Wed., Aug. 6, 2014, at Andalusia Manor.

Graveside services will be at noon on Mon., Aug. 11, at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Aaron officiating. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Guin is survived by a sister, Bonice Smith of Andalusia, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Guin.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Andalusia Manor and Comfort Care Hospice.

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



Julius “Bruce” Riley, age 89, died Wed., Aug. 6, 2014, at Andalusia Manor.

Bruce was a member of Carolina Baptist Church in Andalusia. Visitation will be held there from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. today, Fri., Aug. 8.

Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Keith Tankersley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing.

Bruce was born on Oct. 12, 1924, in Andalusia, and was reared in the Carolina community. He graduated from Pleasant Home High School and served in the U. S. Navy. His 89 years of life included working 36 years for Goodyear and retiring as store manager in Mobile in 1979. Bruce was a wonderful and loving father for his two children, Jimmie and Becky.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gid and Stella Riley.

Bruce is survived by his son, Jimmie (Darla) Riley of Cordova, Tenn.; his daughter, Becky (Donnie) Harrelson of Andalusia; grandchildren, Chad (Amy) Henderson of Carolina and Eric (Melissa) Henderson of Cummings, Ga.; great-grandson, Turner Henderson of Carolina; step-grandchildren, Jodi Mullenax of Little Rock, Ark. and Celina Newton of Andalusia; step great-grandchildren, Bailey and Jaxon, both of Little Rock; Zade and Taya, both of Andalusia; two younger brothers, Bernard (Marilyn) Riley and their families of Dylestown, Pa., and Roger (Carolyn) Riley of Enterprise and their families.



Mr. Billy Jones Taylor, age 75, of East Brewton, passed away on Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, in a Pensacola hospital.

He was a native of Paul and long-time resident of East Brewton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Julius W. Taylor and Ouida Jones Taylor; brother, Julius Michael Taylor; wife, Lillie Faye Smith; and wife, Patricia Gail Pertree Taylor.

He is survived by his children, Trent (Patty) Taylor of Andalusia, Twyla (Jeff) Kelley of Jay, Fla., and Trey Taylor of East Brewton; grandchildren, Ryne, Tiffany and Paige Taylor of Andalusia, and Taylor, Reid and Landon Kelley of Jay.

A memorial service will be held on Sat., Aug. 9, at 10 a..m. at New Providence Church in Paul.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the charity of your choice.