Obituaries for Sat., April 15, 2017

Published 1:42 am Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vickie Ann Jackson Jones

Vickie Ann Jackson Jones passed away at the age of 58 on Thurs., April 13, 2017.

A memorial service will be held on Sat., April 15, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Hunt officiating the service.

Vickie had a love for cooking and was well known by family and friends for her delicious food. Some of her happiest moments were spent on front of a stove, cooking for all of her loved ones. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandbabies. She could always be found sitting around the table enjoying either a hot cup of coffee or a cold can of Coors Light.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 15 years, Loyal Eugene “Gene” Jones and loving sister, Janie Perdue.

She is survived by her companion and best friend, Robin Rogers; daughters and son-in-law, Selena Bradberry, Barbara and Jimmy Richardson, and Amaya Rogers (granddaughter); sons, Christopher Findley and Braxton Rogers; grandchildren, Jasmine (Shawn) Harrelson, Hunter Johns, Gracie Findley, Tristan Findley, Jaxson Smith, and Braxton Tyler Rogers; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Glenda Johns, Dana (Mike) Moore, Jimmy (Stacy) Jackson, George (Patricia) Jackson, and Shannon Hutchenson.

Those unable to attend the service may sign the guest registry at


Billy B. White

Billy B. White, age 86, Andalusia, quietly passed away April 12, 2017. He was born Sept. 15, 1930, in New Brockton, Ala. His father, Willie Asbury White, mother, Mirtie Rainey White, and seven siblings preceded him in death.

Billy married Marie Boothe on June 14, 1951. After living in Opp for a year, Billy and Marie traveled throughout Southern states as he worked selling furniture. In 1956, they moved to Mobile and then to Atmore before settling in Andalusia in December 1963 where he purchased the Barber’s Milk distributorship. He continued to be involved in the business until the last week of his life.

Billy was a voracious reader, especially enjoying Zane Grey westerns and encyclopedias. He had a green thumb and took pride in the flowers he grew. Billy was perhaps happiest when he was selling or trading. In recent years, he was a gracious companion to Marie, as their health declined.

Billy was a Christian and lifelong member of the Assemblies of God, faithfully working with his wife in a variety of ministries.

Marie White survives her husband of 65 years. Three children survive. Rebecca Rhoades (Mark) Springfield, Mo., Greg White (Jan) Andalusia, and Randy White (Kathy) Enterprise. He is also survived by six grandchildren. Kelley Nolen (Chase) of Andalusia, Kim White (Wiley Page) of Auburn, Anne Marie Rhoades of Philadelphia, Penn.; Billy White, Oak Harbor, Wash.; Katherine Rhoades, Bellingham, Wash., and John Mark Rhoades (Katelyn), Sendai, Japan. He is also survived by three sisters, JoAnn Williams, Lou Ellen Thompson, and Jeanette Walker, all of Opp.

The family will receive visitors at Foreman Funeral Home on Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. A funeral service will immediately follow with Dr. Mike Flowers officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees and former employees of Barber’s Milk Company. The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to Sav-A-Life or a charity of choice.

Those unable to attend the service may sign the guest registry at

“The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.” Psalm 37:23