Obituaries for Fri., Nov. 7, 2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 7, 2014




Paul Jackson, 65, passed away Tues., Nov. 4, 2014. He was born Oct. 4, 1949 in Florala, to Loman and Mamie Turbeville Jackson.

Nothing was more important to him than his family. He loved his wife more than anything, even after 31 years you could feel the love they shared just by watching them. He also loved his children and grandchildren, and truly enjoyed spending every moment he could with them.

He was a big Elvis fan, and even looked like Elvis in his younger years, with his one-sided grin, jet black hair and long sideburns. He loved playing the guitar and enjoyed playing many of the older songs he grew up listening to. A favorite song to hear him play was “House of the Rising Sun,” which he and his son would play together. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. You could often find him sitting outside in his chair, simply enjoying nature. He loved the mountains and wildlife exhibits, and could tell you everything you wanted to know about all the various animals because he loved the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. He also enjoyed looking at the planets, stars and moon through his telescope. There were many nights spent outside with his son and daughter, showing them the planets, especially Saturn and its many rings. Another thing he loved was cooking for family gatherings during the holidays. You could always count on him to make his famous giblet gravy, smoked ham and turkey and fudge.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Jackson; father, Loman Jackson; mother, Mamie Jackson; brothers, Freddie, Eddie, Johnny, Lonnie B. and Bud Jackson; and sister, Mary Lou Jackson.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Mary Corbin Jackson; son, Chris Jackson and wife Becky of Florala; and daughter, Crystal Birge and husband Scott of Opp; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, he loved being their “Paw Paw”; one sister, Vera Yates of Florala; and two brothers, William Jackson of Lockhart and Albert Jackson of the Natural Bridge community.

Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. from Evans Funeral Home with Shawn Dutcher and Ronnie Sexton officiating.



Mr. Earnest Rex Mitchell, 65, of Dozier, passed away Tues., Nov. 4, 2014, at Flowers Hospital.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date by Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Mitchell of Dozier; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim Mitchell and Rammie and Anna Mitchell, all of Dozier; daughter, Amy Mitchell of River Falls; four grandchildren, Matthew Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Trent Johnson and Zane Johnson; one brother, David Mitchell of Dozier; seven sisters, Janice Mullins of Dozier, Jeanell Fuller of Brantley, Jean Sorrells of Dozier, Virginia Garvin of Carolina, Katie Kelley of Athens, Ga., Carrol Simmons of Athens, Ga., and June Blackmon of Brantley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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



Mr. Pat Windham Foshee, 69, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Nov. 3, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Longbranch Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Eugenia Foshee, of Andalusia; his son and daughter-in-law, Lael and Peyton Foshee of Navarre, Fla.; two daughters, Melanie Foshee of Alpharetta, Ga., and Suzanne Foshee of Roswell, Ga.; two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Rick and Sue Brawner of Cataba, S.C. and Whit and Lisa Brawner of Gantt; two granddaughters, Jordan Ivy Foshee and Ella Katherine Foshee; two stepgrandsons, Isaac Brawner and Ryan Brawner; one stepgreat-grandson, Carson Brawner; and one stepsister, Melinda Joy Urschalitz of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Pallbearers include Randy Hildreth, Harold Rouse, Ryan Brawner, Whit Brawner, Van Starnes and Kenneth Starnes.

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


Margaret Adele Smyly

Margaret Adele Williams Smyly, age 88, of Andalusia, died Nov. 2, 2014.

The daughter of Franklin Horatio Williams, Sr., and Lessie Bell Williams, Margaret was born in Birmingham, Ala., and lived her young years in the Geneva – Hartford, Ala., area, her young adult years in Crestview, Fla., and the rest of her life in Andalusia.

A graduate of Geneva High School, Margaret worked with her father in the photography business during World War II, photographing troops at Fort Rucker and in Crestview. She later had a long career as a secretary at the Alatex in Crestview and then in Andalusia.

Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia and was active in many church and community groups and organizations, including the Glory Singers, the Inter Se Club, Sav-A-Life, the Andalusia Historical Society, and the Red Cross.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Allen Smyly, Sr.; her son, William Allen Smyly, Jr.; brothers, Aubrey Williams and Mitchell Williams; and sisters, Lorene Crutchfield and Sybil Baxter.

Mrs. Smyly is survived by her son, Richard Carlton Smyly; and daughters-in-law, Celia Roland Smyly, and Kathleen Akin Smyly Parsons. She is also survived by her grandchildren, William Allen Smyly, III (wife Melanie), Stephen Loftin Smyly (wife Melissa), Sara Marie Smyly, Marie Margaret Smyly, Robert Allen Smyly, and Franklin Aubrey Smyly; and great-grandchildren, William Allen Smyly IV, Emily Anne Trebus, and Jacob Thomas Trebus. Surviving siblings are Sarah Clark and Franklin H. Williams, Jr. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved.

The funeral will be today at 11:30 a.m., at the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel in Andalusia. The family will receive friends before the service, starting at 10. A graveside service will follow at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

The family suggests that any memorials be given in Mrs. Smyly’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Andalusia; the Andalusia Area Humane Society, Inc.; or to the charity of your choice.