Obituaries for Fri., Sept. 2, 2016

Published 12:53 am Friday, September 2, 2016

Earnestine Rushing Legg

Mrs. Earnestine Rushing Legg, 84, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, at Opp Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 3, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Elbert Smith and Dewayne Seay officiating the service. Interment will follow in Weed Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 2, at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Chuck Faulkner of Andalusia; son, Bobby Earl Edgar of Andalusia; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Benny and Frances Rushing of Opp; and sisters, Madeline Geffre of Lindsey, Okla.,, Violet Branch of Birmingham, and Louemma Creech of Elba.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Victor Joe Legg; grandson, Wendall Williams; brother, Jerry Rushing; and brothers-in-law, Andy Geffre, Lester Branch, and Roy Creech.

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Tammy Elizabeth Strickland

Ms. Tammy Elizabeth Strickland, age 50, of Andalusia passed away, Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, in Flowers Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jay Driver officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the chapel.

Survivors include her father, Joe Bryant of Andalusia; sons, Cory Williams of Elba and Storm Bumgardner of Opp; daughter, Haley Strickland of Andalusia; sister, Vicki Wicker of Opp; and grandchildren, Shanaiya Williams and Aaliyah Williams .

Ms. Strickland was preceded in death by her sister, Kimberly Stewart.


Marilyn Nall Blair

Marilyn Nall Blair, resident of Hope Hull, Ala., passed away in the loving arms of her family in her home on Aug. 31, 2016 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Services will be held at Mountain Hill Baptist Church, Bethlehem Community. Sellers, Ala., at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 3. Visitation will be 10-11 with her lying in state at that time. Burial and graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. from Mount Carmel Cemetery on County Rd 51 ,off highway 31/55′ south, near Red Level, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents, D.C.Nall and Annie Lee Gammage Nall; her sister, Annie Jo Nall Harrell; grandson, Stephen Blair Cooper; and her stepmother, Ida Merrill Nall.

Marilyn is survived by her brother, Claude Nall (Erva Ree), sister, Bobbie Roland and brother-in-law, Meredith Harrell; her children, Anne Blair Evans (Wayne, deceased) of Columbus, Ga., Kathryn Blair Morrison (Melvin) of Ft, Payne, Ala., and Sue Blair Huneycutt (John) of Hope Hull, Ala.; six grandchildren, Lee Hatcher of Dallas, Texas, Patti Kennedy of Columbus, Ga., Jason Cooper of Shorterville, Ala., Joe Ciniglio of Odenville, Ala., and Jennifer Cole of Hope Hull, Ala., 13 great-grandchildren, one great-grand child and several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was a devout Christian and a very active member of Mountain Hill Baptist Church and the adult Sunday school class. She was well known for her patriotism. Her prayers for our soldiers were heard every day by her family and church friends. She was a participant in the “Wounded Warriors lap blanket “project. She hand-pieced many quilts and sent them to the injured soldiers with her hand written letter of love and appreciation for their services to our country.

She was a regular supporter of several charity organizations such as the Alabama Children’s Home, Ronald McDonald House and others.

Our family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Hospice of Montgomery for their tender care of our mother and to our family. And to her church family for their constant visits and loving prayers

Her bright eyes, sweet smiles, and loving hugs will be missed by all. Services provided by Leak Funeral Home in Montgomery,