Obituaries for Tues., March 21, 2017

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Taylor Reed Kelley

Taylor Reed Kelley, age 16, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., March 19, 2017, in a traffic accident.

Funeral services for Taylor will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs., March 23, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Robert Canant and Brother Ladon Morgan officiating the service, interment will follow in Old Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:30-8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Stephanie Kelley and Eddie Tanner of Andalusia; brother and sister-in-law, Jeremy and Peyton Tucker of Andalusia; aunts and uncles, Brandy and Tom Boatwright of Peterman, Ala., and Dena and Steve Padgett of Andalusia; aunt, Charley Sue Woodall of Enterprise; paternal grandparents, Charles and Betty Woodall of Enterprise; paternal great-grandmother, Geraldine Kelley of Babbie; maternal great-grandmother, Voncile Garrett of Andalusia; niece, Madeline Tucker; nephews, Lane Tucker and Parker Mullen; and numerous great aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers will include Taylor Copeland, Tristan Sutton, Hunter Carpenter, Caleb Padgett, Raymond Mauldin, Tanner Cook, Brodie Maddox, and Gabe Williamson.

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


Eugene Crum

Foshee, Sr.

Eugene Crum Foshee, Sr., passed away at home on Sat., March 18, 2017. He was born Dec. 13, 1937, in Red Level, Ala., to Wheeler G. Foshee, Sr. and Ruby Faye Foshee. He is survived by his loving wife, Cherie Estes Foshee; a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Foshee Wicks (Hugh); two sons, Eugene Crum Foshee, Jr. (Traci) and John Brannon Foshee; a step-daughter, Katie Colquett Henley (Larry); a brother, Wheeler G. Foshee, Jr.; two sisters, June Foshee Russell (Bobby) and Shirley Malone Foshee Pitts (Bill). He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, Jo Elizabeth Wicks, Anna Victoria Wicks, Mary Catherine Foshee, Graci Morgan Foshee, Eugene Crum Foshee, III (Trey), Rylee Kate Henley, and Avery Anne Henley.

Crum served in the Alabama Legislature for 35 years. He was a dedicated senator who worked hard to represent his constituents. After retiring from the Senate, he worked as a consultant in government relations. In addition, Crum served two terms as a trustee on the Board of the University of South Alabama.

Crum never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face, and was polite, kind, and caring of everyone. He will be missed by his family and his many personal, business, and governmental friends.

The family wishes to thank all of the care providers for their dedicated service to Crum during his illness. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Michael Karst, to Dr. Harry Barnes, and to all of the staff at Montgomery Cancer Center; to caregivers Jennifer, Nicole, Brandy, Liz, and Melissa; and also a very special thanks to Pilots for Christ.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Coleman, Alva Lambert, Tony Moore, Frank Brown, Hugh Wicks, and Larry Henley. Honorary pallbearers will be John Teague, Joe Fine, John Smith, Mac Roberts, Jerry Spencer, Johnny Moore, Arch Lee, Milton McGregor, Tom Coker, Leah Taylor, Whit Armstrong, Jere Beasley, Jim Folsom, Fred Horn, Charles Price, Seth Hammett, U.W. Clemmons, Bill McClain, Hugh Barrow, and Paul Enzor.

A Celebration of Crum’s Life / Memorial Service will be held on Wed., March 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home in Montgomery. Visitation will be held at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home in Andalusia on Thurs., March 23, from 1-3 p.m. followed by graveside service at Long Branch Cemetery in Cohasset, AL.


Nora Chechova Compton

Mrs. Nora Chechova Compton, age 97, passed away early Friday morning, March 17, 2017.

Mrs. Compton was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., in 1919 and grew up in San Francisco, Calif.. She lived most of her life in California until moving East with her son, Doug, grandson, David, and daughter-in-law, Sheila, whom she is survived by.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie B. Compton. She lived a long happy life and died peacefully in her sleep at home in her own bed, which was her wish.

A family only memorial service will be held at a later date.