Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Published 2:08 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Mrs. Lera Langford Adams, 86, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, in the Florala Health and Rehab.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Brother Matt Wilson officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Johnny Fuqua of Andalusia, Ann and Hank Galbreth of Fort Collins, Colo., and Mary and Chris Wilson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Bo (Lori) Fuqua, Suzy (Kevin) Stockton, Jake Galbreth, Megan Galbreth, Matt (Stacey) Wilson, and Rene (Adam) Keeton; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and James Parrish of Columbia, S.C.

Pallbearers will be Bo Fuqua, Kevin Stockton, Johnny Fuqua, Hank Galbreth, Chris Wilson, and Jack Ammons.

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Kevin Boothe Kelley, age 42, of Bushnell, Fla., passed away on Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, from First Baptist Church in Bushnell, Fla. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m.

Kevin graduated from Sumter County High School and served in the Florida National Guard. He coached for the South Sumter Girls Softball team. He enjoyed watching sports, fishing, and spending time with his two daughters. Kevin loved his family and enjoyed helping people.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Cindy Kelley; daughters, Jadi Kelley (Garrett Cave), and Lexi Kelley of Bushnell; mother, Patricia Kelley; brothers, James Kelley (Christie) of Bushnell, and Jason Kelley (Charna) of Bushnell; sisters, Angelia (Angie) Kelley of Andalusia, Kaye Schofield, Craig (Cathy) Kelley of Opp, Alabama, and Chris Kelley of Auburn.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Kelley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to South Summer Girls Softball Team at P.O. Box 1618, Bushnell, FL, 33513.



Mr. Leslie A. Smith, 79, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, in the Florala Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 20, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Brent Cook officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Smith of Andalusia; two sons, Randy Smith of East Liver Pool, Ohio, and Jessie Black of Jasper, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and James Linquist of Titusville, Fla.; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; four sisters, Naomi Baker of Cincinnati, Ohio, Anna Gallager of Milton, Fla., Robin Fetthoff of Milton, Fla., and Teresa Talbot of Baton Rouge, La.; three brothers, Donald Smith of Milton, Bill Smith, and Norman Smith, both of East Liver Pool, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Lamar Gantt, 74, of River Falls, passed away Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, in Dothan after a brief illness.

Lamar was a painter for 55 years. He retired in 2004 from Covington County Schools Maintenance Shop.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tues., Sept. 19, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in River Falls Cemetery. Brother Alan Joyner will officiate the service.

Visitation was Monday at Foreman Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Frances Gantt; parents, Willie and Elma Gantt; a brother, Ray Gantt; a sister, Hazel (Mathew) Hendrix; and a nephew, Michael Little.

Survivors include a son, Keith (Steve) Gantt of Andalusia; a daughter, Michelle Gantt Kelley of River Falls; one brother, Jack (Barbara) Gantt of Evergreen; his sisters, Renee Hudson (Kenneth Wilson) of River Falls, and Betty (Thomas) Jackson of River Falls; a companion; Elaine Peavy of River Falls; and sister-in-law, Debbie Peavy of River Falls; and a granddaughter, Mary Katherine Kelley of River Falls, the light of his world. Extended family included two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

Pallbearers were Willie Jay Hendrix, James Jackson, Don Jackson, Zach Meeks, David Kelley, and Mark Grantham.

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Mrs. Joyce Glidewell Cook, age 88, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, at Andalusia Health & Rehab.

Mrs. Cook was born in Covington County, to David A. and Agnes (Mitchell) Glidewell in 1929. She had worked in banking and retired from Region’s Bank after 27 years where she served as an assistant trust officer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Andalusia, the BPW Club, former president and vice-president of the Andalusia Civitan Club, a volunteer with The Red Cross, a former member of Fairmount Baptist Church in Red Level and a Sunday School teacher for several years.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 69 years, Joseph W. Cook, Jr., of Andalusia; her two children, Joseph Douglas (Debra) Cook of Andalusia and Pamelia (David) Payne of Elberta; her grandchildren, Robert Wilson Cook of Andalusia, William David (Elise) Payne II of Boaz, Ala., and Jennifer Ann (Scott) Snell of Kimberly, Idaho; her step-granddaughter, Alana Smith; and her great-grandchildren, Mason Payne, Raelyn Payne, Ian Snell and McKenzie Snell.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017, at Fairmount Baptist Church (Red Level) with Rev. Herb Carlisle officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fairmount Cemetery Fund, c/o Fairmount Baptist Church, Brooklyn Road, Red Level, AL 36474.

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