Obituaries for Fri., March 3, 2017

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 3, 2017

Hilery “Hero” Hooks

Hilery “Hero” Hooks, age 26 of Dozier, passed away at 3:48 a.m., Tues., Feb. 28, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center after undergoing major heart surgery.

A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m., Sat., March 4, 2017, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. A friend, Chris Kilpatrick will officiate.

The family felt God gave him to them for a short time to enjoy life together but he is now he’s taken home to be with God.

Hilery was born Nov. 14, 1990, with Marfan’s syndrome. The disease disabled him and caused heart problems even as a young child. His disability caused him to feel unequal to his friends because he could never work. He did love to hunt, fish, play video games and hang out with his friends even as he was in pain all his life. Even on his death bed, he was worried about his mother and who would take care of her. That is how he became known to those who loved him as “Hero”.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Leslie, Harmony, and Brianna Hooks of Opp; mother, Mary Hooks of Dozier; sister, Sue (Roy) Jackson of Opp; brother, Michael (Darlene) Stewart of Sevierville, Tenn.; nieces, Micha Stewart, Allison Jackson; nephew, Clayton Jackson; very special friends, Cory and Denny Burton, Tyler Macaluso, John and Donna Fisher, and Chris Kilpatrick, who prayed with him often on the phone while in hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart Foundation or to the family.


Viola May Williams

Mrs. Viola May Williams, 90, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., March 1, 2017, at Opp Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., March 04, 2017, at Foreman Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her nephew, Donnie (Dottie) Williams of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Eva Williams and Kirk Watson of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; granddaughter, Pamela Stierwalt; great-granddaughter, Hannah Ramos; and great-great granddaughter, Mia Ramos. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rex Williams. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations be made to First Baptist Church.

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


Brady Dillon Page

Mr. Brady Dillon Page, 21, of Andalusia, passed away on Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, at an Andalusia residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Fri., March 3, 2017, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. LaDon Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Brady is survived by his father, Chris Page of Andalusia; mother, Hope Bradshaw of Dozier; brother, Bodie Dalton Griggs of Dozier; sister, Macey Hayden Griggs of Dozier; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Page of Andalusia; maternal grandmother, Joyce Danford Robbins of Andalusia; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Patrick Robbins.

Pallbearers will include Conner Livings, Dalton Watson, Austin Elmore, Zack Riley, Brock Watson, Devin Scott, Ashton Mayhall, and Austin Bozeman. Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online registry at


Tommie Eugene Jackson

Mr. Tommie Eugene Jackson, 66, of Andalusia, passed away on Tues., Feb. 28, 2017, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were Thurs., March 2, 2017, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Hunt officiating the service. Interment followed in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday evening at Foreman Funeral Home.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his sister, Velma Hunter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were James Jackson, Don Jackson, Trent Harris, Walt Henderson, and Mike Gosby.

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


Nicholas Tyler Bolling

Mr. Nicholas Tyler Bolling, age 27 of Point A, passed away Mon., Feb. 27, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., March 4, 2017, at Southside Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Keahey Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to services.

Burial will follow in the River Falls City Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his mother, Lisa Bolling of Andalusia; brother, Lee Bolling; fiance’, Ashley Brooke Jeffcoat of Point A; daughter, Kayleigh Alexis Jeffcoat; many aunts and uncles; and a large extended family and countless friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Shirey, Blake Armstrong, Corey Brawner, Steven Holloway, Marcus Stacks, Ronnie Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Anthony Freeman; father, Gathrol Ray Bolling; grandmothers, Madge Philyaw and Hattie Bolling; and numerous other relatives.

Loved by many, Tyler was a loving son, father, fiance’, and friend. Everyone that met Tyler is grieving because he left an impression that was as big as his smile. Grieving the most is his loving mother, Lisa Bolling, his fiance’, Brooke Jeffcoat, and his “brothers by love” Robbie Chappell and Dustin Taylor. The light of his life was his eight-year-old daughter, Kayleigh Alexis, to whom he excelled at being a great dad. After his love of family and friends, Tyler’s favorite pastime was fishing and hunting. He fished in numerous bass tournaments and was a leader in the Opp Bass Club.

Tyler was a volunteer fireman at the River Falls Fire Department. He was also employed by Boan Contracting Company, since graduating Andalusia High school in 2007, as a senior equipment operator. At Boan, he worked under his mentor, Mike Park. He loved going to work for two reasons. The first reason was his job. He often stated that going to work was, “like choosing which favorite toy to play with each day.” The second reason was his crew. Working closely together for many years, they became like a second family to him. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to in Tyler’s memory.


Sylvia Emily Pound Trimble

Sylvia Emily Pound Trimble, 78, passed away on Wed., March 1, 2017. Mrs. Trimble was born to George and Mary Pound at home in Thomaston, Ga., January 15, 1939. Growing up in Andalusia, she graduated from the University of Montevallo and began her teaching career in Columbus, Ga., where she met and married Lt. James Trimble in 1964. Son David was born at Ft. Ord, Calif., while they were stationed at Monterey. Following a tour at Ft. Bragg, she continued teaching while living at Ft. Gulick, Panama Canal Zone. The birth of son Jeffrey while she was awaiting her husband’s return home from Southeast Asia preceded a three-year sojourn to Madrid, Spain. She taught at the American School of Madrid, following an art course at the Prado Museum. Her love of travel led her to take her sons on a tour of both Western and Eastern Europe, where she was briefly detained by the KGB in Moscow.

Moving to York County in 1980, she taught English and journalism at Bruton High School and later retired as director of the School of the Arts, YCSD. She held a Presidential Citation for the development of gifted and talented students; a master’s degree in library science from Catholic University; a postgraduate professional license from the Commonwealth of Virginia; membership in Beta Phi Mu International (library science honor society) and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (honor society for women educators); and a listing in the 1960-1961 Who’s Who Among Students.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Trimble; sons, David and wife Leslie of Newport News, and Jeffrey and his wife Christa of Gloucester; and three grandchildren, Alexandra Nicole, David Ryan, and George Gaston.

A service will be held at 2 p.m., Sun., March 5, 2017, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family wishes to express special thanks to Juanita, Angel, Susan, Home Helpers and Grace Hospice for their love and compassion given to Sylvia. Memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home.