Obits for Tues., March 3, 2015

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Felma Hassell Schrimshire

Mrs. Felma Hassell Schrimshire, 104, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., March 1, 2015, in the Andalusia Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Tues., March 3, at the Mobley Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to services. Foreman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her sisters, Mildred Hart and Janet Feagin, both of Andalusia; her nephews and their wives, Jack and Janice Hart, Roy and Kathy Hart, Michael and June Walker, and Wyatt and Diane Feagin; a niece and her husband, Nanette and Greg Beck; and several great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Knowles, Glenn Knowles, James Knowles, William Knowles, Gordon Knowles, and Hilton Godwin.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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


Sandra Kay Chambers

Mrs. Sandra Kay Chambers, age 42, of Opp passed away Sun., March 1, 2015, at her residence.

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


Anne F. Pitts

Mrs. Anne F. Pitts, age 82, of River Falls, passed away on Sun., March 1, 2015, in the Opp nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed., March 3, 2015, at River Falls Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight, Tues., March 3, 2015, at Foreman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pitts is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Leah Pitts Doyle (Ron) of Waverly Hall, Ga., and Miska Pitts Dembowski (Philip) of Loxley, Ala; grandchildren, Patrick Dembowski, Mitchell Dembowski, JoAnna Dembowski, and Rory Dembowski, all of Loxley; nephews, Ray Fendley of Milton, Fla., and Eric Fendley of Huntsville; and niece, Debra Tichnor of Pensacola.


Virginia A. James

Mrs. Virginia A. James, 75, of Andalusia passed away Sun., March 1, 2015, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thurs., March 5, 2015, in the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Jay Driver will officiate.

Survivors include her sons, Rodney (Wendy) James, Dwayne (Gigi) James, and Jesse (Frankie) James, all of Andalusia; her daughter, Debbie James (Mike) Vanmeter of Andalusia; brothers, Rocky (Penny) Manless of Chiefland, Fla., Larry (Nancy) Manless of Myakka City, Fla., and Billy (Sandy) Manless of Bradenton, Fla.; her sister, Barbara (Bobby) Chumney of Andalusia; grandchildren, Cody James, Quinton James, Brent James, Dalton James, Tanner James, and Kaitlinne James; and great-grandchildren, Virginia Shelby James and Carson Lee James.

Mrs. James founded the James Gang Amusement Company in 1992. With that extensively traveled business, she functioned as the primary operator for many years, managing a large number of employees, many times family and friends. She also founded James Gang Horses, a seller of Registered Quarter Horses and Registered Paints and has received many state and national recognitions for her quality horses. She founded Touch of Country Western Store in 1985, again starting another successful family business under her foresight and leadership.

She was a great humanitarian and lover of animals. Among all her special animals on her farm she leaves behind her most special, three Australian Shepherds, Frank James, Daisy James and Roper James.


Seretha “CeCe” Gwendolyn Katauskas

Ms. Seretha “CeCe” Gwendolyn Katauskas, age 69, of Andalusia, formerly of Kinston, passed away on Fri., Feb. 27, 2015, at home surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Tues., March 3, 2015, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ray Miles officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Heath.

Ms. Katauskas is survived by her children, Clint (Michelle) Letch of Minnesota, Michael Pittman(Holly Joiner) of Andalusia, Yvette Katauskas/ Regan of Kinston, and Chris Katauskas (Jesika Carnley) of Kinston; sister, Patricia Felts of Heath; and former husband, James (Paula) Katauskas of Kinston; companion, Wayne Hataway of Kinston; daughter-in-law, Tary Glaum of Illinois; son-in-law, Derick (Kelly) Regan of Kinston; 24 grandchildren; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son, Dean Glaum of Illinois, and her parents, Merlyn and Lillie Garlick.

CeCe retired from Shaw Industries in July 2014. Shortly thereafter she was diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. For many years she was a member of Opp VFW Ladies Auxillary and served to include president. In her spare time she enjoyed bingo and casino time with friends and family, watching two of her grandsons, Mikey and Brian Regan, play football as well as watching her other grandchildren grow up. Seretha was always well spoken, polite, and kind hearted. She will be greatly missed by her family and loved ones.

Pallbearers will include Michael Pittman, Chris Katauskas, James Katauskas, Lee Miles, Clay Segers, Billy Powell, and Stan Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, Ala., honoring her granddaughter, Journee Katauskas.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign a guest register at