Obituaries for Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 11, 2014


Mr. Robert F. Missildine Jr., 65, of Opp, passed away Mon., Dec. 8, 2014, at Mizell Memorial Hospital.

A private memorial service will be held by the family. Keahey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Robert F. Missildine Sr.; daughters, Joye (Justin) Mitchell of Rose Hill, Nancy Kelley of Dozier and Cindy (Chad) Moseley, of Rose Hill; brothers, William (Dorthy) Missildine ofAndalusia and Melvin (Shirley) Missildine of Plant City, Fla.; stepbrother, Benny Edgar; stepsister, Ruby Morgan of Andalusia; grandchildren, Trey Hudson, Brett Kelley, Jacy Kelley, Shawn Catrett and Austin Catrett; and great-grandchild, Bree Hudson.



Mr. Paul Leighton Bush, 68, of Birmingham, formerly of Andalusia, passed away at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m., in the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sanford Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

Survivors include sons, Steve Bush and John Paul Bush, all of Birmingham; daughter, Stephanie Young of Birmingham; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Bush was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Bush.




Mrs. Josephine Liles Donaldson, 80, died on Tues., Dec. 9, 2014, at Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m., from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 11-1 p.m., prior to services.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie Nell and Charles Readinger of Temple, Pa., and Rhonda and Tony Neal of Florence; sons, Robert Powell and John Powell, both of Andalusia; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nobie Liles; husbands, Roland “RD” Powell and Lewis Donaldson; daughter, Katie Williamson; brother, Marvin Liles; and grandchildren, Robin and Vickie Powell.



Mrs. Hazel H. Rawls, 100, of the Goodhope community, died Mon., Dec. 8, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be Fri., Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in Goodhope Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Rawls; parents, John Holland and Mae Brook Hogg; son, James Donald Rawls Sr.; grandson, James Donald Rawls Jr.; siblings, Donald Ray Hogg, W.J. Hogg, John Hogg, Bruzell Hogg, Louise H. Semmes and Sara H. Spencer; and a niece, Brenda Semmes Wood.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carol Rawls of Dozier; granddaughter, Deann (Rhon) Jones of Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Will and Mary Baker, Jack and Luke Jones and Taylor and Katie Rawls; stepgranddaughter, Jennifer “Nikki” Holley of New Orleans; sisters-in-law, Frances Hogg of Dozier and Betty Hogg of Brent; and many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are nephews Jim Hogg, Johnny Hogg, Sammy Hogg, Ray Hogg, Tommy Hogg, Tony Spencer, Bryant Wood and Russ Wood. Honorary pallbearers include Rhon Jones, Will Jones, Taylor Rawls, Morgan Rodgers and Jimmy Rodgers.

She was born in Dozier on Sept.15, 1914. At 16 years old, she began her teaching career at County Line School in Crenshaw County, where she walked to her teaching job. After graduating from high school, she attended Troy Teachers’ College and Auburn University. She taught at Vigor High School in Mobile, and then returned to Dozier High School and taught for 40 years. She had a genuine love and concern for each student she taught.

She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa and the Crenshaw County Retired Teachers Association.

She was a long-time member of Searight Baptist Church.

A very special thank you to Mary Ann Knighten, caregiver, who has become a wonderful part of the family.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the Goodhope Cemetery, First National Bank of Dozier, PO Box 68, Dozier, AL 36028.

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