Obituaries for Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 24, 2016

James Milton Davis

James Milton Davis, 70, of Andalusia, went home to be with the Lord on Wed., Nov. 23, 2016.

1124-davisHe was born in Lockhart on Jan. 22, 1946, where he grew up.

He moved to Andalusia 35 years ago.

He worked for a number of years at Piggly Wiggly in Andalusia and Greenville.

He is remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a friend to all who knew him.

During his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, had a heart for animals and loved beautiful scenery, especially the mountains.

On Saturdays during the fall, he was always pulling for the Tide.

He fought a short, but courageous battle with cancer and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his children, Dennis (Katrina) Davis; Stacey (Christy) Davis; Kevin Davis and Heather (Curtis) Russell; grandchildren, Kendra Majors, Eric (Maklyn) Kilpatrick; Chris Kilpatrick; Ashley Beck; Austin Davis; Taryn Davis; Christian Davis, Jonathan Davis, Timothy Davis and Cameron Russell, and four great-grandchildren, Kenleigh Bolling, Addyson Kilpatrick, Gabriel McClendon and Kyla Kilpatrick.

He is also survived by his sisters, Frances Turner and Doris McCartha.

Memorial services will be announced at a future date.


Mary Opal Diamond Grimes

Mrs. Mary Opal Diamond Grimes, 89, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Nov. 21, 2016 at the Andalusia Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Boles and Terry Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Grimes is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Shelia Grimes of Andalusia; three grandchildren, Mary Ann Grimes Knox, Jonathon Grimes, and Tammy Blocker; three great-grandchildren, Brandon Bedsole, Zach Vincent, and Allysa Knox; and brother and sister-in-law, Reuben and Kathleen Diamond of Andalusia.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online registry at


Annie Frances Rawls Godwin

Mrs. Annie Frances Rawls Godwin, 85, of Troy, formerly a resident of Covington County, went to be with her savior in the early morning of Wed., Nov. 23, 2016.

Funeral services will be announced later by Keahey Funeral and Cremation Services.

Mrs. Godwin was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Rex Godwin, on Aug. 31, 2016.