Obits for Fri., Aug. 21, 2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 21, 2015


Mrs. Rachel Mason Floyd, has gone to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The time of her passing was Tues., Aug. 18, 2015.

Rachel was the beloved wife of James L. Floyd for almost 46 years. Born in Andalusia on June 3, 1947, Rachel attended Andalusia High School before attending and graduating from Troy State University in 1969 with a BS degree in accounting. She spent most of her professional career working for West Point Pepperell in accounting and the corporate tax department. She retired in 1990 to spend time with her family. Rachel was an avid gardener and a member of the Charter Garden Club in West Point, Ga. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Circle of Care in Valley, Ala.

Rachel was an active member and volunteer at Spring Road Christian Church. Besides serving in the nursery and kitchen throughout the years, she helped maintain the church grounds where her love for gardening and landscape beautification were evident. Rachel was a member of the Boomers Sunday School Class at Spring Road and a long-time member of the Tuesday and Thursday Bible Studies where she served as recording secretary. In her free time, she loved to read and enjoyed traveling whenever possible.

Rachel is survived by her husband, James L. (Jim) Floyd; son, Michael (Leah) Floyd and their two sons, William Floyd and David Floyd of Houston, Texas; sister, Dorothy King of Montgomery; her sister-in-law, Gayle (Hall) Curtis of Boaz, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Fri., Aug. 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. EST in the chapel at Spring Road Christian Church. The Rev. David Bradshaw and the Rev. Perry Rubin will officiate. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Lanett. The family will receive friends at the church Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Circle of Care, Valley, Alabama or the Christian Service Center in Lanett, Ala.

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Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is directing.



Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Swann Gantt, 90, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Aug. 20, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Gantt was born in Moss Point, Miss. on May 1, 1925, to William David and Fleeta Hudson Swann. In her freshman year of college her family moved to Mobile, ALA. She was a graduate of Auburn University in 1947 and a member of Chi Omega sorority. After graduating, she moved home to Mobile, where she taught school and married Dr. Davis L. Gantt. They soon moved to Andalusia.

Mrs. Jackie retired from Andalusia City Schools where she taught social studies at Andalusia Middle School. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Ann Chapman Sunday School class. She was also a charter member of Coterie Club of Andalusia and a long time member of Cynosure Club.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 22, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 – 10 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles D. and Jean Gantt of Andalusia; grandchildren, Chase Gantt of Andalusia, Camille Gantt of Atlanta, Ga., and Grayson Gantt of Andalusia; and sister-in-law, Bobbie Swann of Mobile.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Davis L. Gantt; son, William Worth Gantt; brother, W.D. Swann, Jr.; and sister, Marilyn S. Bishop.

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Mrs. Clara Jean Nall, 82, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Aug. 19, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Fri., Aug. 21, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Eiland officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 – 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

She is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Alan Denny and Carolyn Nall of Fairhope, and Reginald David Nall of Andalusia; grandchildren, Amber Robinson, Tanner Nall, Alex Nall, and Aaron Nall; and great-grandchildren, Ian Nall and Skylar Nall.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Greentree Christian Fellowship, 16554 US 84, Andalusia, AL 36421.