Obituaries for Thurs., July 20, 2017

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Polly Wilder Waits

Mrs. Polly Wilder Waits, 92, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., July 16, 2017, at Andalusia Manor.

Mrs. Waits was born in Andalusia on July 9, 1925, the daughter of Col. Guy B. and Mary C. Ray Wilder. A graduate of Andalusia High School, she later attended Judson College in Marion, Ala. She was a lifelong faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wed., July 19, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Montgomery officiating. The interment service followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Sidney Waits of Andalusia; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Evelyn Waits and Mac Smith of Birmingham; one son and daughter-in-law, George and Jean Waits of Titus, Ala.; her grandchildren, Bentley Smith (Brad) Sloan, Maclin F. (Ashley) Smith, IV, Yeates Smith, Dr. George S. (Charlotte) Waits, IV, Capt. Luke (Danae) Waits, Libby Waits, Marianna (Daniel) Friday, Abigail (Andrew) Singer, Sterling Waits, and Shepherd Waits; four great-grandchildren, Cobb Sloan, Miller Sloan, Dorothy Waits, and Annie Smith; her sister, Evelyn Wilder Anderson of Destin, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Becky Merrill Wilder of Decatur, Ala..

Mrs. Waits is preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Guy B. Wilder, Jr.; and brother-in-law, John W. Anderson, Sr.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

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


Karry Frank Mackey

Mr. Karry Frank Mackey, 68, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., July 17, 2017, at his sister’s residence.

A private memorial service will be held later.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Mackey; and son, Karry F. “Scooter” Mackey, II both of Wayne, Mich.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a step-grandson, Jonathan McKenzie of Sanford; one sister, Sylvia Mackey (Perry Lewis) of Heath; and a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Marlene Mackey of Maumee, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Glen Franklin Mackey and Joann Brock Mackey; and a brother, John William Mackey.

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