Obituaries for Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 15, 2015


Timothy Jaxon Lee Harrelson, the infant son of Justin and Kimberly Harrelson, passed away Mon., Jan. 12, 2015, in Montgomery.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, Thurs., Jan. 15, at Gantt Cemetery with Brother Frankie McVay officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. The family will meet with friends at the cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Justin and Kimberly Harrelson of Brantley; a brother, C. J. Harrelson of Red Level; his paternal grandparents, David and Martha Harrelson of Andalusia; his maternal grandmother, Debra Reddish of Gantt; maternal great-grandparents, Mittie and David Knowles of Red Level; his aunts and uncles, Jennifer Castleberry, Jessica Castleberry, Billy Castleberry and Wade and Jennifer Harrelson; and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lee Castleberry; maternal stepgrandfather, Fred Reddish; and maternal great-grandfather, Billy Lee Castleberry Sr.

Those to serve as pallbearers will be Jonathan Bush, Tracy Morgan and Vince Pruitt.

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



Mrs. Beulah M. Carrera, 96, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Jan. 12, 2015, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., today Thurs., Jan. 15, in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Ed Ganus will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rawls Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service.

Survivors include sons, Dale Lininger of Michigan, Roger (Kathy) Lininger of Dozier and Duane (Jean) Lininger of Dozier; daughter, Sharon Lininger of Langing, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Carrera was preceded in death by her husbands; her oldest son, Larrie Lininger; and two grandchildren, Brian Lininger and Gail Richards.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Philadelphia Baptist Church, 108 Waits Dr., Andalusia, AL 36421 or the Rawls Baptist Church, 28776 Central St., Andalusia, AL 36421.



Timothy Joseph Baker, 58, of Tampa, Fla., died suddenly in Treasure Island, Fla., on Sun., Jan. 11, 2015. He was the son of Edward and Genevieve Baker of Atlanta, Ga., and Andalusia.

A mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church on Fri., Jan. 16, 2015, at 2 p.m.

There will be a visitation at 1 p.m. with the family in the chapel prior to the Mass.

Born in Atlanta, Baker was also reared in Andalusia. Entrepreneurial from an early age, he graduated from the University of Alabama where he was also the owner of his first business, The Shirt Shop, in Tuscaloosa, a retail operation still in business. He divested of that company after graduation when a concurrent move to Los Angeles, Calif., shifted him into the cigar industry with an association with Villazon and Company and an assignment to facilitate the company’s purchase of Tinder-box, a leading cigar and gift franchise under the direction of his mentor and national tobacco magnate, Frank Llaneza.

In 1985 Mr. Baker relocated to Tampa, where he planted roots and reared his family.

In Tampa, he honed his entrepreneurial skills with the purchase of a small floor-covering store in 1985 – Naffco. The company flourished under his leadership.

Married to the former Mary Frances Llaneza, his devoted and loving wife of 34 years, he was the proud father of Frank, Joseph, Michael and Christopher. He was delighted to welcome Frank’s wife, daughter-in-law Candice, and their children, Charles and Emma Grace. He was also looking forward with great pleasure to the marriage of Joseph and Megan Leone.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa, a resource for poor and homeless families in the Tampa metropolitan area -or the Treasure Island Police Association, 180 108th Ave, Treasure Island, FL 33706.