Obituaries for Tues., April 26, 2016

Published 12:50 am Tuesday, April 26, 2016

David Caldwell Lancaster

David Caldwell Lancaster, 83, went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 22, 2016. He passed away peacefully at Brookwood Medical Center with his daughters and granddaughter.

0427 LancasterDavid was born on Nov. 20, 1932. David was predeceased by his wife, Ann; his infant son, David Byron; his parents; and his sister, Mary Alice.

David is survived by his daughters, Kaye Merritt,and Debbie Redden and her husband, Ray; granddaughter, Fran Redden Morris and her husband, John; grandson, Ray Redden Jr. and his ,wife Meredith; great-grandsons, John Burns Morris III and Raymond Frank Redden III; great-granddaughter, Evelyn Grace Redden; niece/daughter Suzy Karr and her husband, Steve, and their sons, Taylor and Christopher, and his wife Emily; and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

David attended the University of Alabama where he met and married the love of his life, Ann Parker. He was a member of Lambda Chi Fraternity. David worked for International Harvester Company for 30 years. He raised his family in Andalusia, where he was a member of the Rotary Club. He was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

In 1987 he and Ann moved to Marietta, Ga., where he worked for Cub Cadett Corporation, enjoyed his grandchildren, played ALTA tennis, was on the New Bedford Homeowners Board and attended St. Peter and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For the past 3 ½ years David enjoyed the rest of his retirement in Birmingham. He resided at Brookdale Retirement Community and attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Pallbearers will be Ray Redden Sr., Ray Redden Jr., John Morris Jr., Steve Karr, Taylor Karr and Christopher Karr. Visitation will be held Wednesday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at noon followed by services at 1 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PAN (Patient Access Network) Foundation at 1331 F Street, NW Suite 975, Washington D.C. 20004 or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Andalusia.


Ruby Lean Parr Smith

Mrs. Ruby Lean Parr Smith, age 84, of Andalusia passed away at her residence on April 23, 2016.

A funeral service was held Mon., April 25, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Diane Brake Everett officiating the service; interment followed in Macedonia Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Ruby Diane Smith and Vicki S. and John Clark III all of Andalusia; sons, William Paul Smith, Jr. of Andalusia and Michael Smith of Century, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Juni Smith; grandchildren, William Paul Smith III of Andalusia, Michael Douglas Smith of Andalusia, Mandi (Dave) Morris of Andalusia, Griffin (Holly) Smith of Auburn, John (Alyson) Clark IV of New Orleans, Matthew (Shelli) Smith of Andalusia, Kellye (Kevin) Rodgers of Andalusia, and Justin (Tamara) Clark of Andalusia; 10 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; sister, Jean Pugh of Bonifay, Fla; brother, Wilton Parr of FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Lee and Lois Parr; husband, William Paul Smith, Sr.; son, Roger Dale Smith; and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to Macedonia Cemetery Fund.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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


James Herbert Andrews

Mr. James Herbert Andrews, age 82, of Andalusia passed away at Andalusia Regional Hospital on April 21, 2016.

Funeral services were held Sun., April 24, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was prior to the services at the church.

Mr. Andrews is survived by his wife of 59 years, Era Andrews of Andalusia; sons and daughters-in-law, James Jeffery and Patricia Andrews of Atlanta, Ga., and Kendall Mark and Stormie Andrews of Tallahasse, Fla.; grandchildren, Kristen Leigh (Brian) Birdsong and James David (Mackenzie) Andrews; three great-grandchildren, Bates Andrews Birdsong, Brooklyn Elizabeth Birdsong, and Brady Mae Birdsong; brothers and sisters-in-law, Felix and Helen Andrews and Ashley and Mary Ruth Godwin Andrews; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Camp, Charlotte and George Askew, Beverly and Paul Lowery, Mary and W.A. Polk, Willowdean and Grady Lynn Ralls, and Alice and Ricky Waters.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Andrews.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Wolff, Roy Lowery, Lynn Ralls, Glenn Ralls, Brent Rathburn, and Gilbert Harden. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Bethany Baptist Church.

The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made in Mr. Andrew’s honor to Pilots For Christ, 107 Airport Rd., Monroeville, AL 36460.

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


Sarah Elizabeth Williams Kelley

Sarah Elizabeth Kelley, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away on April 22, 2016, with her children and grandchildren by her side.

0427 Kelley, Sarah squareShe was born in Andalusia, on Dec. 15, 1929, to Henry Gordon Williams and Caudie Savannah Newman. After graduating from Pleasant Home High School she attended business college in Montgomery, before marrying Charles R. Kelley, Sr. in 1951.

She joined Charles through his military career, stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, Georgia, Alaska and Mississippi. After retirement from the Air Force, they settled in Fort Walton Beach in 1966. Through the remainder of her life she was involved with the family grocery businesses, including owning and operating the Stitchery House for several years. She also loved working at Butler’s Florist helping out during the holidays. She was a lifelong member of Shalimar United Methodist Church and very involved with the women’s circles. During her children’s high school years, as members of the Choctawhatchee Style Marchers, she enjoyed her time as a band parent, joining her kids on band trips across the country and the band parents “nightly meetings” on the trips. In the last couple of years she thoroughly enjoyed her friendship and activities with “the girls” in the Very Wonderful Bereavement group.

Sarah is survived by her loving children, Chuck (Lori), Pat, Mike (Leisha), Teresa Pattison (Mark) and Kathy Maloney (John); her eight grandchildren, Ryan Kelley, Taylor Kelley, Kendall Kelley, Sam Maloney, Sydney Pattison, Matthew Pattison, Erin Maloney and Tanner Pattison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles R. Kelley, Sr.; her parents, Henry G. Williams and Caudie S. Newman; brothers Leon, Wilton, Donald and Lester Williams and granddaughter, Savannah Pattison.

She loved to do needlework, making floral arrangements and traveling the world. Most of all she loved spending time with and taking care of family, especially cooking and gathering them all together at the holidays and special occasions. Her big heart and compassionate soul was a gift to many extended children through the years. Mama Sarah opened her heart and home to all who needed comfort. She was a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt to a large extended family who will greatly miss her.

Visitation will be held at Shalimar United Methodist Church, 1 Old Ferry Road, on Tues., April 26, 2016, at 10 a.m/, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends for a fellowship time in the Family Life Center immediately following the service. Committal services will be at Beal Memorial Cemetery immediately following the reception. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at




John Edward Duggan, a resident of Atlanta, passed away peacefully at his home on Wed., April 20, 2016. He was 90.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. (EDT) Thurs., April 28, 2016, in the Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, with a reception to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northside United Methodist Church or Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Mr. Duggan was born in Red Level and grew up in Andalusia. He was the son of the late William Robert Duggan and Rossie Edehlia Brown Duggan. Mr. Duggan was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters, with one sister surviving, Alice Duggan Everage.

After graduating from high school, Mr. Duggan served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Upon returning home, he graduated from the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa. He moved to Atlanta to work with Arthur Andersen and Co. and briefly with the Internal Revenue Service. He founded his own CPA firm in Decatur, Ga., in 1956. Nine years later he expanded his practice and hired Dancy Massey, a Georgia State University Graduate, who later became his partner and the firm moved to Executive Park. For the next 10 years, the firm flourished. In 1976, the firm of Duggan and Massey moved to Piedmont Center, where it remains today. In 1996 and 1997, John Duggan and Dancy Massey respectively retired.

During a long and respected career as a CPA, John was president of the Lennox Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs, member of the board of directors and president of the Atlanta Tax Forum, and a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

In addition to his sister, Alice Everage, surviving relatives include his loving wife, Jane, his children, Jane Duggan, MD, Wendi McAfee (John), Randi Spivey (Ed), grandchildren, Corley Thomas (Corbin), Andi McAfee, Jack, Charlie and Will Spivey and numerous nieces and nephews, including Allene Capps Ezzell of Andalusia.


Winnie Lee Williams Lanier

Mrs. Winnie Lee Williams Lanier, age 96, of Red Level, passed away Sat., April 23, 2016 at her residence.

Funerals service will be at 11 a.m. Wed., April 27, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Antioch Community Cemetery in Red Level. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lanier is survived by her daughter, Debra Lynn Williams Fletcher of Red Level; grandson, Micah Fletcher of Valdosta, Ga.; great-granddaughter, Ashley Fletcher; sister, Eva Bullard of Andalusia; sister-in-law, Myrtle Ruth Williams; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen Edgar and Mamie Williams, Sr.; husband of 40 years, Obie Lanier; brothers, J.T. Williams, Glen Williams, Luther Williams, and Stephen E. Williams, Jr.; and sisters, Christine Stokes, Myrtle Sowell, and Frances Crymes.

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