Obituaries for Sat., Dec. 20, 2014

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 20, 2014


Mr. Ralph Everett Bryant, 79, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Dec. 18, 2014, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

A graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 20, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Miles and Dwayne Seay officiating.

A visitation will take place at Foreman Funeral Home from 1:30-3 p.m. prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Faye Bryant of Andalusia; son, Buddy Bryant of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Larry Joe Jones of Andalusia; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Dan and Melissa Gantt of Andalusia; step-daughter and stepson-in-law, Lisha and Scott Weeks of Opp; grandchildren, Hannah Jones, Kaci Jones Harper (Dewayne), Shelley Jones, Chelsa Bryant Shreve (Sabin) and Ivy Lynn Bryant; step-grandchildren, Brandon Gantt (Megan), Morgan Machen and Meagan Gantt; great-grandchildren “our little bitties,” Madison Harper, Annabelle Gantt, Abbigail Gantt, Conner Machen and Caden Machen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clayton and Barbara Bryant of Andalusia and Steve and Janine Bryant of Tuscaloosa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Maurice Powell of Montgomery and Pat and Bernard Stewart of Andalusia; and many more special relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Eunice Bryant.

The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Church fund.

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



Mr. Bobby Gene Brook, 79, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Dec. 17, 2014, at Mizell Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m., Sat., Dec. 20, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Ganus officiating. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be one-hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Mr. Brook served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. He was a Vietnam veteran and also was a flight engineer on a C-130 airplane. He loved to fly.

Mr. Brook is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Brook of Andalusia; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Terri Brook of Andalusia and Tim and Rita Brook of Dothan; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Carolyn Brook of Andalusia; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and John Butler of Wetumpka and Linda Sue and Leon Jackson of Deatsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Velma Brook; brother, Larry Brook; and sister, Margaret Fendley.

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



Mrs. Minnie Etta Wilson, 95, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Dec.18, 2014, at Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m., Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, in the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bobby Morgan and the Rev. Wayne Sharpe will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Enon Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Family will receive friends one-hour prior to services.

Survivors include sister-in-law, Louise Harrell of Andalusia; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alfred Harrell, Warren Harrell, Robert Harrell, Larry Harrell, Jerry Harrell and Donald Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Wilson.

Mrs. Minnie Etta Wilson was the last surviving member of the Green Harrell Sr. family.

Flowers will be accepted, or contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.




Mr. Elijah Lomax Godwin, 78, died Dec. 5, 2014, in a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., hospital as a result of a stroke.

Mr. Godwin was the oldest son of Ruby Bush Godwin and W.M. Godwin of the Pleasant Home community. A graduate of Pleasant Home High School, Godwin later served in the U.S. Navy before beginning his sales career. He lived most of his adult life in Birmingham,

He is survived by three sons, William (Connie) Godwin of Tuscaloosa, Kyle (Tina) Godwin and John (Michél) Godwin, both of Hoover; sister, Faye (Bobby) Price of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Tom (Jeane) Godwin of Evergreen and Bill (Judy) Godwin of Andalusia; eight grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jo Edwards of Fort Walton Beach.

At Mr. Godwin’s request, his body was cremated and no memorial service was held.