Obituaries for Sat., Dec. 24, 2016

Published 1:36 am Saturday, December 24, 2016

James Ezra “Mike” Shirey

Mr. James Ezra “Mike” Shirey, age 78, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Dec. 22, 2016, at Luverne Health and Rehab.

1223-shirey-obitFuneral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tues., Dec. 27, from Mobley Creek Baptist Church with Terry Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Juanette Shirey of Andalusia; son, Michael Shirey of Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Wayne Godwin of Andalusia, Deborah and Joe Armstrong of Andalusia, Suzanne and Michael Churlik of Cleveland, Tenn., and Amanda and Michael Kahoe of Cutler Bay, Fla.; step-children, Eugene Cooper and Julie Waldrow both of Okeechobee, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeline Jones of Andalusia and Connie Johnson of Kilgore, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Lee and Ossie Mae Shirey; brother, Lester Shirey; and sisters, Mary Miller, Dorothy Turvin, and Mylie Clark.

Pallbearers will include Nathan Shirey, Daniel Shirey, Terry Shirey, Christopher Lawrence, Keith Lawrence, and Jeremy Labigang.

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


Jane Elizabeth Jordan

Jane Elizabeth Jordan, age 75, of Wetumpka, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 22, 2016.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Vera Taylor; and her brother, Richard Taylor. Survivors include her children, Jim (Allison) Jordan, Charla (Earl) Baumgardner, Stacey Jordan; 11 grandchildren; eight, but soon to be nine, great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.

A visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tues., Dec. 27, 2016, at Mountain View Baptist Church, 1025 Rifle Range Rd., Wetumpka, AL 36093. The funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Wes Gunn will be officiating. Following the funeral, a graveside service will be held in Stone Lakes Gardens, Hwy 84 E, Andalusia, at approximately 2:30 p.m.. Leak Memory Chapel is directing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund of Redland Hills Church, PO Box 741, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Online condolences may be left at