Obits for Oct. 8, 2015

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

John E. Hill

Mr. John E. Hill, age 89, of Andalusia passed away on Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, at 10 a.m. from First Baptist Church with Brothers John Foster and Harrell Cushing officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Mary Hill of Andalusia; daughters and son-in-law, Joan and James Mitchell of Andalusia and Jane Crain of Birmingham; grandsons, Dr. Ryan (Megan) Mitchell of Mobile, Matthew Mitchell of Charlotte, N.C., Jonathan Crain of Birmingham, and Andrew Crain of Atlanta; and one great-grandson, Beckett Mitchell of Mobile.

A visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home and the body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

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Betty Charles Watkins

Mrs. Betty Charles Watkins, age 75, of Andalusia passed away Tues., Oct. 6, 2015, at Andalusia Regional.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, Thurs., Oct. 8, 2015, in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in the Andalusia Memorial cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service in the chapel.

Mrs. Betty was a graduate of Andalusia High School, a member of the Northside Baptist Church and retired from Farm Bureau Insurance as a district secretary.

Survivors include her sons, Alan (Lee) Watkins of Roswell, Ga., and Tracy (Wendy) Watkins of Tennessee; brother, Bob (Dr. Becky) Turner of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and sister, Linda Johnston of Plano, Texas; and grandchildren, Alec (Morgan) Watkins, Turner Watkins and Evan Watkins.

Mrs. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Raymond Watkins.