Obituaries for Tues., April 25, 2017

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fosteen Jay Hudson

Born Jan. 30, 1929, Fosteen Jay Hudson finished her race on this earth and went home to be with her Lord Jesus on April 23, 2017, in Panama City, Fla., surrounded by family.

Fosteen was one of a kind; a true Southern lady who loved her family and friends unconditionally. Her kindness and generosity were unsurpassed.

Fosteen is survived by her husband of 69 years, Leamon E. Hudson; one son, Jay Michael Hudson (Lynn); two granddaughters, Whitney Hudson Ochanda (Reagan), and Kristin Meleah Hudson; two great-grandchildren, Hudson Aridi Ochanda and Millie Rachael Ochanda; a brother William

(Buddy) Jay; four sisters, Katy Cheshire, Doris Bowen, Shirley Armstrong, and Linda Owens (Don); and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great nieces and great-great nephews, all of whom she loved with all of her heart.

Fosteen was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Lea Hudson; and her parents, Van and Bessie Jay.

Fosteen epitomized the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31 and was a true friend to so many it would be impossible to name them all. A void has been left in our hearts and our lives that cannot be filled. She was the matriarch of our family, our love, our example, and our inspiration. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

The family will receive friends at Foreman-Brown Funeral Home from 4 until 6 p.m. on Wed., April 26, 2017. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thurs., April 27, at Southside Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Adellum Cemetery.


Byron Daniel Dozier

Mr. Byron Daniel Dozier, age 75, of Libertyville passed away Sun., April 23, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wed., April 26, 2017, at Liberty Home Baptist Church. The Rev. Billy Boles and the Rev. Eugene Meadows will officiate. Burial will follow in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Tues., April 25, at the Keahey Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Lamar Dozier, Jamie Dozier, Steve Grissett, Todd Maddox, Robbie Ballard, and Julius Spivey.

Mr. Dozier is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Dozier of Libertyville; sons, Joe Daniel (Christy) Dozier of Andalusia, and Byron Todd Dozier of Andalusia; brothers, Thomas Edwin (Dorothy) Dozier of Andalusia, Joseph Dewayne (Peggy) Dozier of Andalusia, Aubrey L. (Patty) Dozier of Andalusia, and James Donald (Deronda) Dozier of Andalusia; sisters, Elizabeth Grissett of Andalusia, and Zelda Mae (William) Grissett of Andalusia; and one grandchild, Kyle Daniel Dozier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey L. and Vera Maddox Dozier.

Mr. Dozier retired after 42 years in Civil Service at Ft. Rucker and was a lead aircraft supervisor for the last years. He was the mayor of Libertyville for several terms.


Bonnie Mae Nelson Allen

Mrs. Bonnie Mae Nelson Allen went to be with her Lord on her 100th birthday, April 19, 2017.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Leroy Cole officiated. Special music was provided by Larry Shaw. Burial followed in Red Oak Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to charity of one’s choice.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Allen Shaw; grandchildren, Coral (Lewis) Porch of Loveland, Okla., and Joshua Shaw of Pass Christian, Miss. Great-grandchildren are Kristen (Darren) Huffman of Opp and Kathryn Porch of Loveland, Okla. Great-great grandchildren are Chloe and Sofie Huffman of Opp; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert Lace Nelson and Myrtis Ardella Hart Nelson; siblings, Grace Maddox, Toxie Deal, Mavis Battle, Mamie Glass, Gilbert Nelson, Jr., and Kenneth Giddens.

Mrs. Allen was born April 19, 1917, in Covington County, Ala. She went to school at the Stanley School in the Stanley Community and East Three Notch School. She married Bascom Asberry (Pop) Allen on Jan. 27, 1945. Mr. Allen died Dec. 9, 1993.

At the age of 12, Bonnie accepted Jesus as her Lord at Judson Baptist Church. In September of 1958, Bonnie moved her membership to West Highland Baptist Church where she was a faithful member until her health declined.

Bonnie worked at the Alatex from 1935 -1950 in Unit B. In 1967, she returned to the work force and was employed at Church Street School Cafeteria until she retired in 1983.