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Obituaries for Tues., April 3, 2018

JOHN THOMAS NICHOLS

On Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, the Lord called John Thomas Nichols, 15, to his eternal home in heaven. John is the beloved son of Lee and Melanie Nichols of Birmingham. John is survived by his parents; his sister, Rachel; his maternal grandmother, Pat Northrop; his paternal grandparents, Larry and Faye Nichols; as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. John is preceded in death by his grandfather, John Thomas Northrop.

Although John’s time on Earth was brief, his impact on those who knew him was indelible. His contagious smile, enthusiastic hugs and love for worshipping Jesus spread joy wherever he went. John loved everyone he met without discrimination, made each one feel special and sang praises to his Lord without reservation. Those who knew John will forever be impacted by his life, challenged to love people as he loved and inspired to worship as he worshipped.

A celebration of John’s life was held on Feb. 9, at the Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham. Dr. Danny Wood and the Rev. Scott Dawson officiated the service with testimonies from John’s uncle, Andy Nichols and Kaitlyn Orr McGuirk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the “SMBC Hand in Hand Special Needs Ministry” at http://www.shades.org/give or to Sav-A-Life of Covington County.

 

MARION E. SCRUGGS

Mr. Marion E. Scroggs, age 60, of Dozier, passed away on Fri., March 30, 2018, at his residence.

He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Tina Scroggs; three children, Michael William Scroggs of Wash., Amanda Penn of Opp and Anthony Gilmore of Brantley; his mother, Kathryn Wells of Gantt; his brother, Mark (Becky) Wells of Indiana; and his sisters, Teresa (Farrell) Gilmore of Gantt, Tina (Dana) Coots of Tennessee, and Vickey (Jerry) Nelson of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Scroggs and two brothers, Joseph Perry Scroggs and Thomas Clyde Scroggs.

The family will hold a private service at a later date. Memorialization is by cremation.

Please join us in remembering Marion E. Scroggs by visiting his memorial page at www.keaheyfuneralhome.com. We welcome you to share your memories and words of encouragement with his loved ones there.

Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia is in charge of arrangements.

 

JANETTE HOWELL

Mrs. Janette Howell, age 89, of Andalusia, passed away Fri., March 30, 2018, at an Opp nursing home.

She is survived by her son Tim (Kay) Howell of Andalusia; and her grandson Robert T. (Jill) Howell, Jr. of Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie R. Powell.

A private service will be held by the family at a later date.

Please join us in remembering Janette Howell by visiting her memorial page at www.keaheyfuneralhome.com. We welcome you to share your memories and words of encouragement with her family and loved ones there. Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia is in charge of arrangements.