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Obituaries for Thurs., May 17, 2018

OTIS C.  RICHERSON

Mr. Otis C. Richerson, age 67, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., May 7, 2018,  at his residence.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Richerson, of Andalusia, Alabama; his  son, Preston Richerson of Florida; his grandchildren, Damian and Ryan Richerson both of Florida; his sisters, Darlene McClellan of Ringgold, Ga., and Betty Cantrell of Grovetown, Ga. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Richerson.

At the deceased’s request, in lieu of flowers, please express your condolences through a monetary donation to Otis C. Richerson’s surviving spouse, Theresa Richerson or to her parents, Ray and Carol Farris at 409 W. Broadway Street, Fort Meade, FL 33841.

Memorial ceremonies and services will be conducted by the different surviving relatives in their own form and fashion on different dates and times. Please inquire with the individual surviving relatives for further details.

Memorialization is by cremation. Arrangements are being handled by Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia.

Friends and family members are invited to share memories and words of condolence on Otis C. Richerson’s memorial page at www.keaheyfuneralhome.com.

 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN “WORMY”

William Franklin “Wormy” Missildine passed away peacefully Fri., April 27, surrounded by his family. He was born July 29, 1947, to Robert Missildine Sr. and Lillie Ree Nowlin in Opp. At age 17 he met the love of his life, Dorothy Sawyer, in Andalusia and married her while home on leave from the U.S. Army shortly afterward.

Uncle Sam, and the last year at Andalusia Manor were the only things that kept him away from her for more than one night in 53 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his son Ted and wife Carol of Seagrove, Fla.; his daughter, Jennifer of Andalusia; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two brothers, dozens of nieces and nephews, and an extended family of those people that called him poppy, granddaddy, uncle or just Wormy. Always happy and joking, he was that way until the end. He always said “When you have a bad day, you share it with everybody. Why not share it when you have a good day!”

A memorial service will be held Sun., May 20, at 3 p.m. at Blue Springs Cemetery, Opp.