Obituaries for Thurs., June 1, 2017

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 1, 2017

Gary Dean Corbitt

Gary Dean Corbitt, 59, of Davie, Fla., passed away Sat., May 27, 2017, peacefully at his home. Gary was born Oct. 18, 1957, the son of James Emmett Corbitt and Kathryn Dobbins Corbitt.

Gary graduated from Florala High School in 1975 and furthered his education at the University of Alabama where he received his master’s degree in education in 1981. While attending college, he also played the saxophone in the University’s Million Dollar Band. One he completed his education he went on to teach elementary classes in the Florida State School system.

Gary was a member of North Creek Lodge #746 and very active in his church and sang with the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. He loved to travel and lived his life to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Emmett Corbitt.

Survivors include his husband, Jonathan Nickens of Davie, Fla.; mother, Kathryn Dobbins Corbitt; and brother, David Corbitt (Charlotte) of Red Oak, Ala.

A memorial service will be hld at Red Oak Baptist Church on Sat., June 3, at 1:30 p.m. Gary’s wishes were for his remains to be placed in a memorial wall in the church he attended. Although Gary no longer lived in the state of Alabama, he remained an avid fan of the Crimson Tide of Alabama.


Mrs. Linda Adams

Mrs. Linda Adams of Andalusia passed away Tues., May 30, 2017. She was 64.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thurs., June 1, 2017, at Zion Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Roger Lee will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia directing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Keahey Chapel in Andalusia and at the church one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Jerome Hawkins, Will Baldwin, Robert Graham, Scottie Kelley, Jeremiah Arthur, Gage Arthur, Joey Hall and Dalton Adams.

Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, Ronald Dwight Adams of Andalusia; daughters, Amanda Davis, Rhonda Adams, and Christy (Jerome) Hawkins all of Andalusia; brother, Jack F. Dean Jr. of Montgomery; grandchildren, Jeremiah Arthur, Will Baldwin, Gage Arthur, Cheyenne Graham, Dalton Adams, Erin Riley and Jordan Hawkins.

Mrs. Adams’ children described her as a wonderful mother, her children and grandchildren always came first before anything. She loved taking her grandchildren fun places. She spoiled them!

As her children were growing up she made sure they had the best summers possible. She loved seeing her children happy.

She worked hard all her life and always saw that her children had everything they needed for their own children. She was always teaching her children and grandchildren about God’s goodness. She was very outgoing and ready to do anything new.

Her husband was her best friend. She introduced him to “flea market” shopping and they spent many fun hours doing that together. They also loved to fish. They brought their children up in church and taught them to trust God with everything.

Of all the wonderful memories they shared together- the most special was that they prayed together every night.

She loved beautiful flowers and devoted much time to her flower beds. She loved cooking and preparing wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. She saw the good in anything and anybody. She taught her children and grandchildren to stay humble and to always do their best with whatever task they set out to do. She was loved and will be greatly missed.