Obituaries for Sat., March 28, 2015

Published 6:47 pm Friday, March 27, 2015


The Rev. M. Lee King, M.B.E., beloved husband and father, passed into God’s presence while at home on Thursday afternoon, March 12, 2015, at the age of 86.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1928, near Andalusia, and is the son of the late Thomas and Myrtle King.

0328 King Obit mugEarly in life, the Rev. King became a veteran of the U.S. Navy and also worked as a merchant seaman for several years. During this time he met and married Barbara Douglas. Later, he became a businessman in Pensacola, where they became members of Heights Baptist Church. Lee and Barbara were called into ministry later in life and went back to school at Baptist Bible Institute, now the Baptist College of Florida. Six months before graduating, they were called as missionaries to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, in the Cayman Islands, where they served for 40 years and nine months.

During these years, Brother King, as he was fondly called, was not only the pastor of his churches, but was instrumental in building a hospital, blasting a road across the bluff, building a dock, drilling wells, starting a rest home and building a church — Hillside Chapel. God used him in many ways, both physically and spiritually, to minister and serve the people of the Cayman Islands who he loved so much.

The Rev. King was preceded in death by a son, Mark Lee; three brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara of 61 years; daughter, Kay; sons, Timothy and Peter; daughters-in-law, Anne and Jennifer; six grandchildren, Mitchell, Kendra, Ian, Nicklaus, Zoe and Aidan; one great grandchild, Lorelei; one sister, Lorene Williams; special niece, Beverly Coon; and many other loving nephews, nieces, family members and friends.

Pallbearers serving the family were Tim King, Peter King, Dwight King, Jayson Coon, Kenneth Hart and Mitchell Watt. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Rowell, Eddie Rowell, James Rowell, Jimmy Rowell, Tony King and Harry Whitten.

Funeral services were held at Westview Baptist Church in Opp on Sat., March 21, 2015, with the Revs. Gary Miller, Audley Scott and Dr. John Sullivan officiating.

Special music, “Whatever it Takes,” and “Look for Me” was provided by Roger McLain and Kelli McCullough, accompanied by Kay Bellino.

Burial was at Damascus Cemetery (Douglas Chapel), with the Rev. Scott Ferguson officiating. Wyatt Funeral Home directed.


Mr. Samuel “Sam” Maughon, age 74, of Andalusia, passed away on Wed., March 25, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Sat., March 28, 2015, at Keahey Funeral Home chapel.

The Rev. Derwood Cleland will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Lake Gardens cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a wife, Tammy Maughon of Andalusia; sons, Billy (Patty) Maughon of Louisiana, Mark Maughon of Louisiana and Donnie Maughon of Andalusia; step son, Darrell (Kayla) Logue of Andalusia; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Maughon was preceded in death by his mother, Theda Maughon McDaniel; and his brother, Don Maughon.

Mr. Maughon retired as a line crew supervisor from Power South. He also was a cattle and poultry farmer.

Pallbearers include Ray Bennett, Donald Strickland, Poochy Dewrell, Robert Oliver, Jim Moody, Darren Chesteen and Hank Carter.