Obituaries for Fri., July 10, 2015

Published 9:00 pm Thursday, July 9, 2015


Mrs. Lucille Howell King, 103, passed away on Sat., July 4, 2015. She was a native of Opp and daughter of the late Morgan and Laura Howell.

She graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery and taught English in Cullman before moving to Andalusia in 1935. A member of the First United Methodist Church, she became active in her church and the civic and social life of Andalusia.

She taught private speech lessons in the city schools and was drama director for school plays for several years. She also assisted in the production of annual Christmas plays at her church. For many years, she was in demand as a speaker at literary and social clubs in Andalusia and surrounding towns. Her great love was poetry and many of her club programs covered the great poets and their works.

For 18 years she was society editor of the Andalusia Star-News and wrote a weekly column called “Strictly Personal.” Many of her philosophies live on in her columns, such as “something to do, something to love and something to hope for.”

Her greatest love and interest was her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Earl King, to whom she was married for 61 years; her brother, H.W. “Bill” Howell; and her sister, Eva Howell Hamilton.

Survivors include her son, Edgar Earl King, Jr. (Lynda) of Brewton; grandsons, Brian K. King of Atlanta and Russell A. (Vanessa) King of Huntsville; and great-grandchildren, Stella, Wyatt and Jude. Other survivors include her nieces, Donna Jacks of Dunnellon, Fla. and Laura Schellinger of Clifton Park, N.Y.; and her nephew, Scott Howell of Lynn Haven, Fla.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sat., July 11, 2015, at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Jason Thrower officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. A short visitation will be at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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


Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Burgans, 65, of Andalusia, passed away on Wed., July 8, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Fri., July 9, 2015, in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Derrick Stewart will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Five Runs Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include husband, Eliga Burgans of Andalusia; sons, Richard (Connie) Burgans of Andalusia and David Burgans of Andalusia; daughters, Linda (Henry) Huckabaa, Melody Willhite of Andalusia and Teresa Edgar of Andalusia; sisters, Linda (George) Pouncey of Andalusia, Barbara (James) Sorrells of Red Level and Anita (James) Blackwell of Red Level; grandchildren, Ashley Brown, Donald Ray Edgar, Jr., Christopher Edgar, Latrisha Burgans, David Burgans, Jr., Chad Willhite, Ryan Burgans, Adam Burgans and Haley Burgans; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Burgans was preceded in death by her parents, Boney Neal, Jr. and Bernice Inez Golden; sister, Ann Walker; and brother, James Neal.


Patricia Ann Ziglar, 72, of Hempstead, Texas, passed away on June 30, 2015.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Ziglar Sr.; is survived by her children, Jimmy Ziglar, Trish Ziglar Tompkins, Rena Williamson and husband, Gary; Jerry Ziglar Jr. and wife, Angie; and Terry Ziglar and Danny Ziglar; brother, Richard Bell; and sisters, Faye Peters and husband, Jackie; Carol Ramirez and Billie Jean Schmidt; and brothers-in-law, Travis Kirk and Robert Starr; grandchildren, Tracy, Michael, Lainie, Bo, Justin, Sam, Makayla, Danielle, Haley, Josh, Brenda, Jesse, Dillon, Austin, Devon, Harley and Colton; special nephew, Randy Nerren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her dog, Jake.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Sat., July 11, 2015, in the Cold Water Congregational Church. The Rev. Jerry Elmore will be officiating. Keahey Funeral Home will be directing.