Obituaries for Wed., June 24, 2015

Published 6:25 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Mary L. South Bailey-Hunt, 87, passed away on Mon., June 22, 2015, at Hawthorne Inn

of Winter Haven.

Born in Red Level on Aug. 3, 1927, Mary worked for Jim Bagley Baits for 36 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee South and Lennie Beasley South; her husbands, William F. (Bill) Bailey and Dean Hunt; her sisters, Ruth Doughtie, Audie Reynolds, Wylene Williams and Lucy Wyrosdick; her brothers, Lee South, Jr., James (Bo) South and Grady South.

She is survived by her son, Randy Bailey (Rosemary); daughter, Linda Giles (Gene); step daughter, Barbara Harrelson (Charles); grandson, Michael Giles (Misty); two great-granddaughters, Megan and Morgan Giles; and one sister, Jeanette South.

Grave side services will be held on Fri., June 26 at 10 a.m. at Ott-Laughlin (Glen Abbey) of Auburndale, Fla.

Pastor Joe Lemmons will be officiating the service.

The family would like to thank the Hawthorne Inn of Winter Haven for the caring and loving way in which you looked after our mother. May God bless a wonderful group of employees.

We would also like to thank the Cornerstone Hospice workers that attended Mother in her last hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation at 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.

Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marylin Diane Bailey Echols, 69, of Gantt, passed away on Sun., June 21, 2015, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Thurs., June 25, at Stone Lake Cemetery with Pastor Robert Canant officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Wed., June 24, at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Carmen Echols of Gantt; her son, Ronald Echols, Jr. of Mendham Burrough, N.J.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Carla Bailey of Opp and Danny and Saundra Bailey of Mace, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Echols, Sr.; and a brother, Richard Bailey.

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Mrs. Carol Cagle Jacobs, 65, of Andalusia, passed away on Fri., June 19, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services were held on Mon., June 22, 2015, at First Baptist Church with Brother Fred Karthaus and Brother Cecil Sanders officiating. Interment followed in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Jacobs of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Wade Armstrong of Headland; son, Ryan Jacobs of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Madeline Armstrong and Evan Armstrong of Headland; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Tracy Cagle of Andalusia; sister, Stephanie Bovender of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Those who were unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry at www.


Mrs. Annie Joyce Bass, 76, of Andalusia, passed away on Mon., June 22, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wed., June 24, 2015, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Joey Jackson and Brother Rodger Mims officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Hill Freewill Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Bass of Andalusia; her sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Treva Bass of Andalusia, Benny and Marie Bass of Tennessee, Royce and Tammi Bass, and Lynn and Rhonda Bass of Andalusia; her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Gerry Russell of Andalusia; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her brothers and sister-in-law, David and Carolyn Morris and Emmett Morris of Andalusia; three sisters and brother-in-law, Melba Woodall of Troy, Kathleen and Reuben Diamond of Andalusia, and Carolyn McDuffie of Mobile.

Mrs. Bass is preceded in death by her daughter, Vivian Bass; and a brother, Darrell Morris.

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