Obituaries for Sat., June 3, 2017

Published 12:35 am Saturday, June 3, 2017

Shirley Stokes Mock

Shirley Stokes Mock, born July 17, 1936, died on Feb. 14, 2017.

Born and reared in Andalusia, Ala., Shirley and her late husband, Hill Mock, resided in Andalusia for the majority of their lives until retirement.

With a short stay in Navarre, Fla., they made their home in Foley Ala.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sun., June 11, 2017, at Gulf Shores Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway Gulf Shores, AL.

Everyone is invited to a reception at Shirley’s home in Foley following the service. The address is 323 Manchester Lane, Foley

Dinner and refreshments will be served.


Pauline Cornelson

Mrs. Pauline Cornelson, age 70, of Andalusia, passed away on Tues., May 30, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., June 3, 2017, at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Cornelson is survived by her son, Jason Cornelson of Dozier; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Homer Brooks of Seminary, Miss; grandchild, Nicole Cornelson of Dozier; and sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Mason, Ann Ellis, and Mattie and Ed Overton all of Monroeville.

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


James Winston (Jim) Beasley Sr.

James Winston (Jim) Beasley Sr. died on May 29, 2017, at his assisted living home. Graveside services will be held Sat., June 3, at 10 a.m. in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating. Visitation will be at the Foreman Funeral Home the evening of Fri.,, June 2, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m..

He was born in Mitchell County Georgia in 1928 and graduated from Moultrie, Ga., High School in 1945. He moved to Albany, Ga., in 1947 and was employed by an Ice Cream Manufacturing Company. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for seven years, some of which was during the Korean War. During this time, he attended stenographic school in Cheyenne, Wy., and graduated as a stenographic technician. His first assignment was Headquarters 14th Air Force at Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Ga. It was there that he met and married Mary Joyce Taylor who had just completed Registered Nurse training. The next assignment was with Headquarters Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, a NATO organization established in Florence, Italy. It was later moved to Naples, Italy, where it joined the Army, Navy and Marine headquarters complex. His last assignment was Headquarters Central Air Defense Force in Grandview, Mo., After he was honorably discharged in October, 1955, the family moved to Andalusia where he managed the Western Auto Store until he joined Taylor Parts and Supply Company as a salesman. He remained in automotive parts sales and management on a national level until 1983 when he joined the sales team at TPS Inc. in Andalusia. He later transferred inside and did purchasing until retiring in 1993.

He loved his family and though his work required extensive travel, he spent as much time as possible doing things together. He always regretted not being able to participate in all of their activities. He was a firm believer that a good education built a solid foundation. That combined with hard work and determination, insured a more prosperous and happier life. He was always very proud of the achievements of his children in their chosen career fields.

During his earlier years he served as president of the Andalusia Junior Chamber of Commerce as well as the Alabama JAYCEE State Vice President and International Director. He was also elected and served on the Board of Directors of the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce and the Andalusia Country Club. He was elected as the Governor of the Andalusia Chapter of the Moose Lodge. He was a member of the Andalusia Congregational Church and in the past was very active in all of their programs and projects. He was always available to assist in any way in all charitable community activities.

In his free time, he enjoyed bowling, all types of hunting, and was an avid golfer. He loved growing and caring for all types of flowers and his home was a showplace year round. He always maintained a beautiful and well-manicured yard.

He is survived by two daughters Karen J. (Tom) Sellers of Montgomery, and Wanda D. (Peter) Katinszky of Bloomington, Ind.; two sons, James Winston (Laura) Beasley Jr., and Jeffrey L. (Nancy) Beasley of Tulsa, Okla.; his companion and caregiver Elizabeth Hood of Mount Holley, N.C., three granddaughters, Laurie (Eric) Prescott, Jennifer Sellers, Sariah Beasley, and a step-granddaughter Emily (Mike) Frammartino; four grandsons, Daniel (Leslie) Sellers, Winston (Rachel) Beasley III, Jamie Sellers and Caleb Beasley; two great-grandsons, Luke Prescott and Eli Prescott; and a step great-granddaughter, Alora Austin. He is also survived by a sister, Deloris MacDonald; and two brothers, Al (Terri) Beasley, and Jerry (Dianna) Beasley; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur L. Beasley; sister, Madeline S. Duren; and Joyce, his beloved wife of 57 years.

In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions can be designated for the Mary Joyce (Taylor) Beasley Nursing Scholarship Fund at the Douglas MacArthur State Technical College (DMSTC) Foundation, P.O. Drawer 1418, Andalusia, AL 36420.


Robert Earl “Bob” Boyd

Mr. Robert Earl “Bob” Boyd, age 76 of Libertyville, passed away Thurs., June 1, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sun., June 4, 2017, at Keahey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery with full military honors and Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Sat., June 3, 2017, at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Shelia Lovece Mizell Boyd, of Libertyville; son, Robert G. Boyd (Tammy) of Libertyville; step-son, William H. Hester (Chelsea) of Montgomery; step-daughters, Sherry Lynn King (Mike) of Sanford and Kathy Watson of Libertyville; brothers, Morris Boyd of Fitzgerald, Ga., Herbert Boyd of Darien, Ga., Joe Boyd of Blackshear, Ga., and James Henderson of Blackshear, Ga.; sisters, Gail Wilson (Johnny) of Waycross, Ga., Minnien Lee Weeks (Tony) of Jacksonville, Fla., Lynet Melton of Waycross Ga., Lucy Yanosh of Blackshear, Ga., Annie Mae Foster (Bill) of Darlington S.C., Geneva White of Manor, Ga., Wanell Boyd of Manor, Ga., and Mamie Woods of Florida; grandchildren, Sterling Hester, Sheena Watson, Doug Scroggins, Jessica Castillow, Desiree Smith, Kandi King, Justin Saxon, and Amber Dryden; five great-grandchildren with one on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Boyd retired with the U.S. Army with 22 years of service. He loved to spend his spare time and fish on the lakes of Alabama and Georgia with family and friends.