Obituaries for Sat., Dec. 19, 2015

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 19, 2015

Emma Jean Maddox-Peacock

On Dec. 13, 2015, Emma Jean Maddox-Peacock passed away peacefully with her son, Bill Peacock, and pastor, Dr. Tripp Martin in prayer.

Born in Dothan, Ala., on April 6, 1925, she was 90 years old. She was the third child of eight of Katie Belle and John Matthew Maddox.

She is preceded in death by her child, Paul Leslie Peacock; husband, Curtis Frank Peacock; her mom and dad; beloved sister, Sally Maddox-Edson; her brother, Glen Nichols Maddox; her brother, John Hayes Maddox; and sister-in-law, Ruth, and brother-in-law, Grey Holt Edwards.

As a young woman Emma was playful and energetic and known to walk about on her hands. While never having a desire for accolades, she did love to compete, at anything, from playing cards to tennis. She loved sports of all kinds and encouraged her children to participate. Emma married her high school sweetheart, Curtis, and was married for 54 years until his passing in March of 2001. Emma graduated from Auburn University in 1947 with a B.S. from the College of Chemistry and after rearing all of her children, was driven to seek her laboratory technology license and worked several years in a pathology lab in northern Virginia.

She valued education and enjoyed continuing to learn throughout her life and strengthening her faith through study and prayer. Emma loved all of her family dearly. She was a true ambassador of her faith and Southern heritage on her storied journey raising a family across 16 states and one foreign country. She led her five children by example to embrace the diverse cultures of the wonderful places they each called home, while touching the lives of many along the way.

Emma is survived by her five children, Curtis Frank Peacock, Jr. and wife Faye, Emily Kay Peacock Bailey and husband Charles, Buena Jean Peacock, William Matthew Peacock, Clara Peacock Beckett and husband Jim; her siblings, Margaret Maddox-Edwards, Kenneth Maddox and sister-in-law Joanne, James Maddox, William Maddox and sister-in-law Triva Maddox; 15 grandchildren Craig Loucka, Wesley Loucka and wife Radka, Christina Loucka, Charles E. Bailey, III and wife Rhonda, Emily Bailey and husband Victor, Jessica Peacock Grissom and husband Kenneth “Trey,” Cecelia Maria Mitchell and husband Rockwell, Elisa Bailey Bowles and husband Johne, Erilynne Bailey Tucker, Seph Henry, Jimmy Beckett, Tess Henry, Brittany Peacock and Emma Beckett; 15 great-grandchildren, Isabell, Simone, Madelyn, Jacob, Brandi, Brianna, Gregory, Michael, Johne-Bailey, Arley, Jackson, Ellie, Gabriella, Ryland and Cherylanne; and many nieces, nephews and extended family she held so dear.

The funeral service will be held today,  Sat., Dec. 19, at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Andalusia at 2 p.m. with Foreman Funeral Home officiating. Visitation will precede the service at 1:30 with the burial and reception immediately following at the Pleasant Home Cemetery and Fellowship Hall.

Family and friends unable to attend services may sign the online registry at


Lou Ann Likely

Lou Ann Likely died unexpectedly at her home on Wed., Dec. 16, in Red Level, at the age of 46.

Lou Ann is survived by her brothers, Charles (Ethel) Likely of Pollard, Melvin Likely of Red Level, Rolland (Carrie) Likely of North Carolina, Clifford (Linda) Likely of Andalusia, Frank (Wanda) Likely of Evergreen, Ray Likely of Red Level, John (Amber) Likely of Andalusia, and Bob (Shay) Likely of Enterprise; sisters, Geneva (Fred) Calloway of Red Level, Pearland (Eddie) Wallace of Evergreen, Mary (Bruce) Crittenden of Andalusia and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Frank (Jessie) Likely; brother, Frank Likely Sr.; and sisters, Velma Likely, Bertha Crittenden, and Mary Kyler Likely.

Lou Ann was born on April 18, 1969, in Evergreen. She graduated from Red Level High School in 1987. Lou Ann had a very special gift that did not allow her to work in a normal workforce. What she lacked in the work world she made up for in the real world. Lou Ann was the type of person who never met a stranger. She never had an enemy, if you met her you would know exactly what we mean. Lou loved everybody and everybody loved her and she was always smiling and happy. That is what made Lou so unique, she gave and never complained.

The funeral is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Kirk’s Funeral Chapel (Andalusia) then to North Baptist Church (Red Level), reception to follow at the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lou Ann Likely’s life.

Flowers and condolences may be sent to 302 Carver Circle, Andalusia.


Roy Junior Odom

Mr. Roy Junior Odom, 67, of the Red Oak community, passed away Thurs., Dec. 17, 2015 in Sacred Heart Hospital in Pe,nsacola.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 20, at Red Oak Cemetery with Minister Ben May officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. The family will visit with friends at the cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Odom of the Red Oak community; his son and daughter-in-law, Jarred and Jennifer Odom of Florala; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Colby Stanley of Winter Haven, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kory Emigh, Peyton Emigh, Meagan Odom, Cody Odom, Dalton Odom, Dustin Stanley, Tyler Stanley; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay and Brenda Odom of Morehaven, Fla., Clyde and Debra Odom of Florala, Willie Ray Odom of Opp, Royce Dale Odom, James and Neice Odom of Florala; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Terry Cawthon of Paxton, Betty Gail Odom of Florala, Wanda and Jerry Radney of Samson, Cindy and Terry Joe Morrison of De Funiak Springs, Fla., and Rebecca McAfee of Mebank, Texas.

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