Obituaries for Sat., April 28, 2018

Published 1:49 am Saturday, April 28, 2018


Mrs. Carrie Lou Johnson Gilmore, age 85, of Andalusia, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Mon., April 30, 2018, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ben May officiating the service. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Jim Mills of Andalusia and Melba and Larry Clark of Red Level; son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Amy Gilmore of Andalusia; grandchildren, Miranda (Drew) Powell, Kassandra Mills, Brandon (Tessa) Crowell, Ruben Gilmore, and Nicholas Gilmore; great-grandchildren, Brenden Mills, Cameron Raley, Ebie Powell, and Gentry Powell; brother and sister-in-law, Julian and Odell Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mack Gilmore, and grandson, Brendan Clark.

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



Donald Ray Davis, age 84, of Dozier, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding his bedside at Andalusia Hospital on Mon., April 23, 2018.

Don, as he was known by most friends and family, was born to Virgil and Jewel (Smith) Davis in 1933, in Butler County, Alabama. He worked hard during his younger years helping the family with their farm. He went into the Navy in 1953, serving 12 years before being medically retired. In 1954, he married Peggy Clark of Dozier. His Navy career saw him travel all over the world. Don worked throughout the state of Florida in construction jobs, ending up in Pensacola where he served as a foreman for Fanning Construction until they moved to Dozier to help with the care of his elderly mother-in-law. Upon arriving in Alabama, he retired fully from a “regular” job and concentrated then on helping his wife raise their three youngest children. To keep himself busy, for several years, he would plant 10 acres of pea and butter beans and would then shell them in the two “custom-made” shellers he had in a shed in the family’s backyard. He made quite a following of customers with that. He’d work from sun up until way after dark and would often come in every night hoarse from talking so much. Donald Ray never did meet a stranger. The main thing Don is known for, however, is being a top-notch country musician. He was best known for playing steel guitar. He played in a variety of bands over his lifetime, but his most favorite “gig” was playing at the adult activity centers in Andalusia and Opp in the 90s and early 2000s. He made many friends while up on those stages doing what he loved most in the world – entertaining folks with some good, old-time country music. After he got older, however, his hands would no longer allow him to play his beloved guitars, and so, he traded that passion in for his other favorite activity – going to the casinos in Biloxi and Atmore.

Donald Ray is survived by his sweetheart and life partner of the past 16 years, Thelma Williamson of Gantt; his children, Tom Davis of Dozier, Julie Davis Anderson of Andalusia, Susan (David) Fowler of Rose Hill, and Steven (Dana) Davis of Rose Hill; his grandchildren, Lucas Monahan, Emily Fowler, Kristen Davis, Sam Fowler and Maggie Anderson; Thelma’s daughters, Janice Williamson of Crestview and Carolyn Williamson (Denny) Nall of Fairhope; his niece, Dina Davis Gonzalez of Madison; his nephews, Joe Davis of Andalusia and David Davis of Texas; his best friend of over 60 years, Bill Bell of Wilmington, NC, and Bill’s daughter, Debra Bell.   He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Peggy Clark Davis and his oldest daughter, Kathy Davis.

A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. on Sat., April 28, 2018, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Five Points Road in Rose Hill with the Rev. Derwood Cleland officiating. The family asks that this not be a sad occasion because, if you knew Don, he’d much rather hear lots of stories and laughter going on than to be surrounded by tears and sadness. Friends and family members are invited to visit the webpage created for Don at and share memories and words of encouragement with the family there.

The children and grandchildren of Donald Ray Davis wish to take this opportunity to thank Dr. JoAnne Smith for her compassion and care of Don during the past year and for helping us through this last week especially; the second floor nurses at Andalusia Health for keeping him comfortable during his stay there last week; the ICU Department at Andalusia Health (Lee, Tina & Cassie) for their amazing care and compassion during these final days. Lastly, to Comfort Care Hospice for making daddy’s last day as comfortable as it could possibly be.   There are no words that can express our gratitude to all of of those very special people.

Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia is in charge of arrangements. Memorialization is by cremation.



Mrs. Charlotte Odom Adams, age 70, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., April 25, 2018, at Andalusia Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sun., April 29, 2018, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Goodhope Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

She is survived by her husband, Dane Adams of Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Tommy Reeves and Dana and Steven Davis all of Andalusia; grandchildren, Caleb Couch, Connor Couch, Kinsey Couch, and Kristen Davis; sisters and brother-in-law, Retha Johnson of Dozier and Judy and Dick Moseley of Cuthbert, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Linda Odom of Robertsdale, Ala., and Bill and Linda Odom of Dozier; sister-in-law and best friend, Gloria Adams; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Martha Odom; and a brother, Donnie Odom.

Pallbearers will include: Andy Johnson, Adam Johnson, Ray Bozeman, Chris Adams, Tindell Adams, and Lee Adams.

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


Jack Lee

Jack Lee, 80, passed away at his home Thursday April 19, 2018.

Jack Lee

He leaves behind his wife Janice “Jan” Lee; daughter, Jacki Barnes of Pace, Fla.; son, Wesley Lee and wife Denise of Indialantic, Fla.; and one sister, June Miller of Georgiana. He also is survived by several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial services were held Fri., April 27, 2018, at Crossway Ministry

in Andalusia with Pastor Derrick Stewart and Josh Kyser officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Jack’s name to Comfort Care Hospice, 820 S Three Notch St. Andalusia, Alabama 36420. They were so good to Jack, Total undying gratitude.

A memorial to Jack Lee is available at