Obituaries for Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Linda M. Sconiers

Mrs. Linda M. Sconiers was born June 17, 1952, in Andalusia, to the late Robert and Francis Mathews. She departed this life early Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

0118-linda-sconiersThere will be a public viewed from 5 until 7 tonight, Wed., Jan. 18, at Marshall-Hammond Funeral Home Chapel. Services are planned for 11 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 19, at the Kiwanis Community Center. Bro. Bishnoo Rampasad will officiate.

Linda graduated from Andalusia High School in 1971 and was an active member of the Andalusia community. Linda had a strong passion for the Lord and loved the church. At a very young age she confessed Christ and was a faithful and dutiful member of Second Street Church of Christ, Andalusia. In addition to her love of the Lord, Linda was a master gardener and loved her flower beds and plants.

For many years Linda worked at Alatex, the State of Alabama Unemployment Center and prior to her illness, Linda worked for Covington County as a transit driver with Covington Area Transit System of Andalusia.

Her life and memory will be forever cherished by her loving and devoted husband of 42 years, Will Sconiers Jr., Andalusia; mother-in-law, Mrs. Josie Sconiers, Andalusia; son Alfred (Jerry) McGugin, Washington, D.C.; daughter Melissa (Marcus) Russell; Redmond, WA; special daughter, Patrice McClain, Montgomery; grandchildren, Jahi Coleman, Redmond, WA, Lijah and Marshall Russell, Redmond, WA, and Gary Darnell McClain, Montgomery; god-granddaughter Tamara Griffin, Andalusia; brothers, John Robert (Jannie) and James Mack (Sue) Mathews; sisters, Julia (Willie) Walker, Helen (Willie) Moore, and Eileen (Eugene) McKay; and one sister-in-law, Essie Mathews. Linda will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews and all the children of the Andalusia community that affectionately called her “mom” and “Aunt Linda.”

Linda is proceeded in death by her mother and father, Francis and Robert Mathews; her sister Aleathea Wilkerson’ and brothers, Billy, William and “Lil” Robert Mathews; and, brothers-in-law, Willie Moore and Charles Wilkerson Sr.


Jeanette Merrill Grant

Mrs. Jeanette Merrill Grant, 90, of Rose Hill, passed away Fri., Jan., 13, 2017.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 17, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Brother Woody Clark officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Visitation was Monday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Claire Grant and Scotty Merrill of Andalusia, Sharron Grant and Becky Grant of Dozier; her grandson and his wife, Grant and Natalie Merrill of Birmingham; one sister, Anne Ray of LaGrange, Ga., and a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Peggy Merrill of Dothan.

Those serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rose Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

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


J.C. Scofield

Mr. J.C. Scofield, age 72, of Florala passed away Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, in a Dothan hospital.

The family received friends Tuesday at Keahey Funeral Home in Lockhart. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, Wed., Jan. 18, at the Keahey Chapel in Lockhart. The Rev. Johnny White and the Rev. John Hunt will officiate. Interment will follow in North Creek cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart directing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lorene Scofield of Florala; son, Michael Scofield of Florala; sisters, Katherine Kelly and Virginia Prichard, both of River Falls; grandchildren, Brittany (Nick) Lannard of Crestview, Fla.; Christopher Scofield Cosby (Jordan) of Opp; four great- grandchildren, Addison Lannard, Sindey Lannard, Hance Lannard, and Grace Cosby.

Mr. Scofield was born March 26, 1944, to the late Edward Taylor Scofield and Mary Alice Spears Scofield. He and his wife attended Liberty Hill Assembly of God Church.