Obituaries for Tues., April 19, 2016

Published 12:27 am Tuesday, April 19, 2016



Vernon Cecil Ingram

Mr. Vernon Cecil Ingram, 94, of Red Level, passed away Sun., April 17, 2016, in the Andalusia Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wed., April 20, from Oakey Streak Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Carpenter and the Rev. Tyler Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home and at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Mr. Ingram was a native of Red Level, and a 1941 graduate of Red Level High School. Upon graduation, he joined the Army Air Corps, serving in India for 33 months as an aircraft metal worker during World War II. He was discharged in 1945, but in 1948, he re-enlisted into the Air Force. During his career, he was stationed in Panama City, Fla., Boise, Idaho; Tripoli, Libya; Tampa, Fla.; Omaha, Neb.; Puerto Rico; and Altus, Okla. His service included World War II, as well as Korea, and Vietnam.

He retired to Red Level in 1969, and went to work at the Dixon Plywood Mill in River Falls, first as a member of the construction crew, and later as maintenance director for the mill. Later, he worked as a relief mail carrier.

He joined the Masons at Fairmont Lodge in Red Level and eventually became the headmaster; He later joined the Shriners of Covington County, and served as president in 2000. He also was involved in Scottish Rites, the VFW Post #4388, and the American Legion, Post #139.

He joined Oakey Streak Methodist Church in 1936, where he previously served as a trustee and chairman of the board.

In his later years, his hobbies were woodworking and volunteering at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Jewell Tipton of Newnan, Ga., Patty and Ruck Ashworth, Jennifer and Paul Rogers, all of Andalusia; a son-in-law, Billy Joe Sharpe of Red Level; nine grandchildren, Robert Tipton, Janet Tipton Elrod, David Ashworth, Joel Darby, Clay Darby, Laura K. Sharpe, Leanne Sharpe Stewart, C. P. Rogers, and Jud Rogers; seven great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Wilma Ingram of Red Level; two sisters, Eleanor Pitts of Red Level, Ernestine Miniard of Atmore; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Ingram of Red Level.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Ingram; two daughters and a son-in-law, Joan and Lloyd Darby and Debra Sharpe; and one brother, Lomax Ingram.

Pallbearers will be C. P. Rogers, Jud Rogers, Robert Tipton, David Ashworth, Joel Darby, and Clay Darby.

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


James Carl Turman

Rev. James Carl Turman, 72, of Red Level, passed away Mon., April 18, 2016, at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wed., April 20, at the Andalusia Church of God (101 Adellum Drive, Andalusia). The family will receive friends from 1 -5:30 p.m. with the memorial service following at 6 p.m.



Rev. Turman’s interment will be Thurs., April 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the South Church of God.

A second Celebration of Life service will be held at Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Rd., Mobile, Ala., on Friday evening, April 22, 2016, with the family receiving friends at 4 p.m. and a memorial service following at 6 p.m. Those wishing to sign Rev. Turman’s guestbook may do so at

He was born Jan. 28, 1944, in Andalusia, to James Vernon and Louise (Paulk) Turman. He served as ordained bishop and pastor of several Church of God churches in the Covington County area for 38 years.

He worked as a federal/state meat inspector for the Department of Agricultural Industries of Alabama for 28 years. Currently, he was serving Covington County as the District 4 county commissioner. Nothing pleased Mr. Turman more than serving people, and he was a tremendously giving individual. He believed strongly in Jesus Christ, and his faith was the reason he served so devotedly. He lived with a conviction that one person can make a difference in the world if they are willing to care enough to serve others.

On May 26, 1962, he married the love of his life Bobbie Morris Turman of Red Level. He enjoyed singing and making music and for many years sang with “Carl Turman and the Craig Brothers Gospel Bluegrass Band.” He then continued the tradition of music with his own family, “The Turman Family,” and currenttly singing and playing with “The Turman Bluegrass Gospel Band” while traveling all over the country making music for Jesus and donating all the proceeds to people battling cancer and other sicknesses, assisting people by meeting their needs.

He was preceded in death by his father, James V. Turman; mother, Louise Alred; and his sisters, Ellouise Horn and Betty Barcia.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Turman; sons, James Larry (Debbie) Turman of Andalusia, and Joseph C. “Joey” (Lee Ann) Turman of Mobile; five grandchildren, Troy (Carie) Turman of Andalusia, Leah Turman of Tuscaloosa, and Carlee, Cade, and Carston Turman of Mobile; three great-grandchildren Betsy, Ben, and Brock Turman of Andalusia; his sister, Wanda (Johnny) Authement of Pensacola; brothers, Terry Turman Orlando, Fla., and Ricky Turman of Milton; and many other relatives and friends.

In honor of his incredible heart to serve and assist people, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Jude Hospital in his name.


Arthur J. Salter

Mr. Arthur J. Salter, age 68, of Andalusia, passed away on Sat., April 16, 2016.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Mon., April 18, at Foreman Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Boles officiating the service. Interment followed in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was at Foreman Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Salter of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Wynette Salter Mitchell (Jason) of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, Steven Salter (Hope) of Andalusia; step-son, Zachery Odom of Andalusia; step-daughter and son-in-law Tiffany Patterson (Tyler) of Andalusia; sisters, Nell Williams of Pace, Fla., Jean Kirkland of Opp, and Dollie Polk of Jay, Fla; grandchildren, Mary Katherine Salter, Abbie Young, Payton Mitchell, Chandler Mitchell, Tyler Mitchell and Landon Nash.

Mr. Salter was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur J. Sr. and Grace Salter, two sisters and two brothers.


James Ronald “Ronny” Tyree

Mr. James Ronald “Ronny” Tyree, 65, of Andalusia left his earthly home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sun., April 17, 2016, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Ronny was a loving father, faithful minister, true friend and brother, skilled meat-cutter of 40 years, part-time small engine mechanic, and lover of the outdoors. He was born April 24, 1950, in Pensacola, Fla.

0419-Ronny-TyreeMr. Tyree is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lara Leigh and Anthony Oliver; son and daughter-in-law, Rod Darin and Anah Tyree; brothers, Bernard Ellis Tyree and Betty and Larry Anthony Tyree; sisters, Eloise Tyree and Nelda Nadine Hinson and Johnny; grandchildren, Taylor Wyatt Sisk, Laken Leigh Sisk and James Cameron Oliver; 15 nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; and many brothers and sisters in Christ who have greatly impacted his life. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Carolyn Tyree, father, James Virgil (Bill) Tyree; brother, Kenneth Marshall Tyree; and sister, Catherine Carolyn Landingin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., April 20, 2016, from Hopewell Baptist Church in Andalusia with burial following in the church cemetery. There will be a one-hour visitation at the church. The family will also receive friends at Wyatt Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Crossover Ministry in Opp.

Ray Miles and Brent Cook will be officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Rod Tyree, Clay Tyree, Allen Hinson, Mike Rowell, Bobby Steele and Kenny Tyree.


Sarah Douglass Becker

Mrs. Sarah Douglass Becker, age 83, of Monroeville passed away on Sat., April 16, 2016. Mrs. Becker was a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., but had lived most of her life in Monroeville. She worked as a bookkeeper for Tri-Motor Company and as a library aide for Monroe Elementary before retirement. Mrs. Becker was a member of Monroeville First Baptist Church where she attended the Open Bible Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Becker is survived by her husband David William Becker of Monroeville; two daughters Sally Becker (Randy) Denton of Brewton, and Jenny Becker (Ted) Watson of Andalusia; one sister, Martha Miller of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Becker Denton, Conner Denton, Ellie (Josh) King, Susie Watson and Jodie Watson.

Funeral services were held Monday at Monroeville First Baptist Church.

Donations maybe made to Pilots For Christ at PO Box 707 Monroeville, AL 36461 or to Beautiful Feet Ministries at PO Box 6212 Ft. Worth Tx 76115.