Obituaries for Wed., March 22, 2017

Published 12:09 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Shirley Diane Thomasson

Shirley Diane Thomasson, born to Reedy and Eva Thomasson on Dec. 5, 1950, in Andalusia, Ala. answered the call to her heavenly home on March 19, 2017. She was 66 years of age, and lived years beyond expectations. She was a lifelong resident of Andalusia until moving to St. Mary’s Georgia in 2003.She was a member of the Cedar Grove Church of Christ in Andalusia until her move to St. Mary’s, where she became a member of the St. Mary’s Church of Christ. She now joins her daddy, mother, a brother James, a sister Linda, and a sister Doris in heaven.

She is survived by a special niece and caregiver Lynn Call (Larry); a nephew Reggie Thomasson (Bobbie); a niece Sandra Blaich (Johnie); a niece Candy McClendon (Joe); a nephew Sammy Huggins (Beth); and a nephew Britt Huggins (Shannon); as well as several great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, along with a host of church family and friends.

Shirley was special indeed. She never met a stranger and considered everyone to be her family. She loved everyone and nothing brought her more pleasure than having pictures of her loved ones to brag about. She was a competitive game player, especially cards. She got hours of pleasure putting a name on her list of blankets to crochet for anyone who had a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or new baby. Her greatest gift to anyone was that of giving of herself. She was passionate about helping others. She truly had a heart of a servant. If we all would love as hard as Shirley loved, smiled as big as she did, and served others as her heart did, what a better world we would live in.

Funeral services will be held Thurs., March 23, 2017, at noon at Cedar Grove Church of Christ in Andalusia, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.


Danny Stovall

Louis Dan, “Danny,” “PaPa,” “Mr Perfect,” Stovall, was born Oct. 8, 1954, in Greenville, Miss., to Mrs. Barbara Jane Stovall Jackson of Andalusia and the late Hugh Wallace Stovall of Florala. Danny was an avid antique collector with a passion for rare farm tools and equipment. He and his wife, June, loved to travel the U.S. exploring auctions and flea markets. Danny made friends all across the country who will surely miss his laughter, especially at some of his favorite places like the Pinky’s Auction in Indiana.

He loved to travel, however, he preferred to be home working the cows with the boys; watching wrestling in his recliner with his beloved Spotty Dog; and riding the tractor with his grandchildren. Although, he has gone he leaves behind wonderful memories of trips to Show Biz, sing along to Tommy James and the Shondells. His laughter and his sweet smile will be truly missed.

He is survived by his wife, June Dawson Stovall of Florala; sons, Hugh Stovall and wife, Kayla, of Andalusia, and Justin Stovall and wife, Ashley, of Andalusia; daughters, Linda Stovall Peterson and husband, Neil, of Houston, Texas, Lucy Stovall of Andalusia, Heather Parker of Andalusia, and Sarah Parker Givens and husband, Shannon, of Andalusia; mother, Barbara Stovall Jackson of Andalusia, and10 grandchildren, Jacob, Connor, Kylie, Don, Matthew, Hugh Wallace, Kinsley, Noah, Evan and Isabella.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thurs., March 23, 2017, at Evans Funeral Home with Billy Pickron officiating . Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Stovall Family Cemetery in Florala.

Please join us in remembering Danny Stovall by visiting our memorial at Through this site we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.

Patty Gilley Powell

Patty Gilley Powell, age 47, of Russell Springs, Ky., died Sun., March 19, 2017, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born on Oct. 10, 1969, to Alice Gilley and the late Gene Gilley in Andalusia.

She was an accountant for many years. Patty was married to Scottie Powell on Aug. 1. 2003. She loved spending time with her nieces, Jessica and Emily Johnson, and her beloved dog, Tank.

Survivors include her husband, Scottie Powell of Russell Springs, Ky.; sister, Ann Hammonds (Rodger); a nephew; Eric Robinson (Lorin); and a great-nephew, Matthew Hammonds, all of Andalusia; two special friends, Lajuiana Grief of Andalusia, and Tammy Sullivan Hare of Russell Springs, Ky., as well as a host of family and friends from Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama.

Her voice, laughter and stubbornness will be greatly missed by all.

A private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home, Somerset, Ky. is in charge of the arrangements.


Patrick Sterling Yeargain

Patrick Sterling Yeargain, a resident of Andalusia, passed away early Sunday morning, March 19, 2017. He was 86.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Fri., March 24, 2017, in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Andalusia, 700 E 3 Notch Street, Andalusia, AL 36420, or to your favorite charity.

Mr. Yeargain was born on March 12, 1931. He grew up in Sikeston, Mo. Mr. Yeargain moved to Andalusia in the 1950s. He and his wife, Louise Yeargain, were active members of the Happy Travelers RV Club and were square dancers into his late 70s.

Mr. Yeargain was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Yeargain of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Louise Yeargain; his son, John Edwin (Lee); his daughter, Betty (Owen); his son, Greg; and sons, John and Robert Rudd; his grandchildren, Bobby, Allison (Joe), Ashley (Brian), Angie (Ben), John (Mallory), and Elizabeth (James); and many great and great-great grandchildren.

Serving as active pallbearers will be John Searcy, Jr., James Landwerlen, Ben Blaxton, Bobby Colquitt, Jordan Makuch, and Joey Makuch.

Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home (334) 983-6604


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.