Obits for Fri., Feb. 12, 2016

Published 1:05 am Friday, February 12, 2016

Marcus Ballard

Mr. Marcus Ballard,  73, of Andalusia passed away Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, in the Mobile Infirmary Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frankie McVay officiating. Interment will follow at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Keahey Funeral Home.

Mr. Ballard retired from the City of Andalusia. Survivors include one son, Mark “Bubba” Ballard of Troy; one daughter, Lyn Thurman (Brad Warren) of Enterprise; one sister, Virginia Brawner of Andalusia; grandchildren, Kala (Brad) Lee; Sandy “Bobo” McVay; Heather (Shawn) Hublar; Allen Ballard; Joseph (Stephanie) Ballard; Chloe Ballard; Patrick Ballard; Zachary; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Ballard was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Grace Sowell Ballard; daughter, Tracy Michelle “Missy” Ballard in 2008; and his wife, Annie Ruth Kennedy Ballard in 2015.

Louise Booker Owens Sullivan

Mrs. Louise Booker Owens Sullivan passed away at her residence in Brundidge on Tues., Feb. 9, 2016. A graveside service will be held at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, with the Rev. Dr. Jason Thrower officiating the service. Foreman Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Louise was born in the Booker Mill Community in Conecuh County on March 29, 1920, to the late David Lee and Margaret Emily “Maggie” Smith Booker. She married John Edward Owens in December of 1937. In early 1941, they with their young son, John Edward Owens, Jr. moved to Andalusia. John Edward began working as a policeman for the city of Andalusia, and Louise soon began working at the Andala. Louise worked as a supervisor at the Andala for many, many years.

Shortly after World War II began, John Edward joined the Navy and was gone for 42 months. After the war they had a beautiful young daughter, Marsha Diane. Another daughter, Mary Louise “Belle” was born in 1956 and died in 2007.

John Edward died in 1969 and a few years later she married Wayne Sullivan, who also preceded her in death.

Louise is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Corrie Owens, Jr. of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Frank Green of Brundidge; granddaughters, Cathleen Owens Erwin of Auburn, Allison Owens Stanley of Clarksville, Tenn., Lizzie Green Floyd of Brundidge, and Mandy Green Lopez also of Brundidge; several great-grandchildren; sister, Drucie Hurtig of Monroeville; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all she knew. She loved to read and tend her flowers as long as she was able. For most of her life she was a wonderful caretaker for any who needed her, both humans and furry animals. All who knew her will miss her.

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