Obituaries for Tues., Dec. 20, 2016

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee, age 14, of Red Level passed away Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, from injuries sustained in an all-terrain accident.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, at Keahey Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Keahey Funeral Home.

Christopher had lived with his “Nannie,” Janice Raley, since he was 9 months old. He and his oldest sister, Kaitlin, resided with their grandmother. He and “Nannie” shared a special time every morning drinking coffee. He took pride in being “the man of the house” and was very protective of his “Nannie” and sister, Kaitlin.

He transferred from McKenzie earlier this school year to Red Level. At McKenzie, he played varsity baseball, basketball and football. He was on the Red Level basketball team and was looking forward to being involved in all their school sports.

He worked hard academically and dreamed of attending college and becoming an engineer. His face lit-up with enthusiasm when he talked of one day being an engineer and “making big money!” He loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting and riding all-terrain vehicles. He especially loved going to Boggs & Boulders. He would help anyone in need and could not bear to see anyone hurting. His family and friends described him as “AWESOME!”

Left to cherish his memory are his maternal grandmother, Janice Raley of Red Level; father, Chris Lee, and mother, Tasha Piland, both of Andalusia; brothers, Cameron Doster, Cody Doster, Tony Lee, and Johnny Sexton; sisters, Kaitlin Lee, Skylar Lee, and Deanna Lee; paternal grandfather, Al Lee of Andalusia; aunts, Cassandra Clay, Casey Lee, Christina Weaver, and Courtney Piland; uncles, Tony Williams and James Piland; maternal great-grandmother, Yolanda Ham of Andalusia; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.



Mrs. Annie Mullen Forsyth, 80, of Dothan, formerly of the Andalusia area, passed away at her residence on Sat., Dec. 17, 2016.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with her nephew, Terry Mullen, and niece, Stacy Bundrick speaking during the service. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dovie and Jimmy Mott of Red Level; two sons and daughter-in-law, Joe L. and Carol Marie Forsyth of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Wesley Forsyth of Dothan; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Nan Lawson of Donaldsonville, Ga.

Pallbearers will be Luke Lawson, John David Kimbro, Morris Mullen, Mark Mullen, Eddie Mullen, Mike Brooks, Jeffrey Lawson, and Bubba Bozeman

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

Doris Wynene Dyess

On Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, Mrs. Doris Wynene Dyess, age 82 of Opp, was peacefully touched by the embracing arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

1220-dyess-001-2Wynene’s life was busy as the organist and adult Sunday School teacher at Country Cathedral Church. She was also co-owner, along with her husband, of Dyess Music Center in Opp. Her many talents included cooking, songwriting, singing, piano playing and teaching. Ministry was her life as she traveled and sang with the “Singing Dyess Family.”

Wynene is survived by her precious husband, the Rev. Charles H. Dyess; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Lance K. Dyess and the Honorable Gloria P. Dyess; son, Kerry Dyess; daughters, Kathy Dyess Dowling and LaFrieda Dyess Bradshaw; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Watson-Jackson and Luther; sister, Sara Jacobsen Jones; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, “Architect” Jim Dowling.

Wyatt Funeral Home of Opp will conduct a private burial for Wynene.

The Dyess Family will be conduct a memorial service for Wynene at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Country Cathedral Church in Opp, AL with Rev. Flint Harrelson and Rev. Michael Bush officiating. The family will have a reception for friends following the service at the church. Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Country Cathedral Benevolence Fund.

Wyatt Funeral Home of Opp is serving the Dyess Family. Those unable to attend may sign the guestbook online at