Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

Published 12:43 am Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jerry D. Hall

Mr. Jerry D. Hall, of Andalusia, at the age of 84, was called Home by his Lord on September 7, 2018, at Florala Nursing Home where he had resided for a little over five years. Jerry was born January 19, 1934.

A “Celebration of Life” ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, with the Rev. Tim Morgan officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel.

He is preceded in death by his father, Horace Clifton Hall; his mother, Rawleen Frances Stringer of Prichard; and his first wife, Laurie Hamiter -Hall of Andalusia.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Patton-Hall of Andalusia; one son, Roy C. Hall of Las Vegas, Nevada; his cousins, Rawleen (Lee) Lawshe of Eight Mile, Alabama, Linda (Douglas) Demlow of Navarre, Florida; stepchildren, Mike Patton and his wife, Ginny, and grandson, Russell, of Birmingham, and Angie Kelley and her husband, Kevin, and grandson, Cole, of Brewton.

Born and raised in Prichard, Alabama, Jerry quickly became known to many in that area as “Buddy.”

Jerry graduated from Auburn University School of Pharmacy, returning to Mobile to work in the pharmacy of the Mobile Infirmary when he met and married Laurie Hamiter, moving shortly after to Andalusia, her home, where they had one son, Roy. Jerry and his family immediately became active in the community and First Baptist Church. Jerry then became a Gideon. One of his first places of employment was at the Village Pharmacy.

Around 1980 he opened his own drug store known to all as –“The Corner Drug,” for approximately 11 years and even after the sale of his own drug store, he continued pharmacy work at local drug stores until he went under contract with Fred’s Drug Stores, traveling and doing fill-in pharmaceutical work until February of 2011.

Jerry and Sally Patton were married in November 2007. He continued to do fill-in pharmacy work with Fred’s, and one of his favorite pastimes quickly became playing baseball and football in the yard with his two newly-acquired grandsons, Cole Kelley and Russell Price.

As a veteran pharmacist for 54 plus years he not only mastered in treating each customer with ultimate respect but as an added bonus, each customer was greeted in ‘personalized’ song of a variety of genres. Loving both every single minute of his work, and being out there with the people of the community, he never missed an opportunity to keep the drug-store doors opened in compassion for a customer’s emergency, especially if a child was involved.

He acquired many titles—his closer male friends call him simply—“Hall.” His Sunday school class knew him as “The Imperial President.” Through the years many labeled him as “Dr. Hall.”

Jerry Hall will long be remembered for his unmatched whit and humorous stories. If you had the time, he always had a story. He enjoyed meeting with his closest group of friends on Thursday evenings when they could eat out together. He enjoyed entertaining them as well as looking forward to being entertained.

One thing most of his friends knew was that his favorite spot on the map was Maine, where he could never visit enough. Being an avid sports nut and fan, he followed his teams faithfully— football, ‘his’ Auburn Tigers, standing prepared to good-naturedly defend them against his verbally abusive “Alabama” buddies. In baseball, ‘his’ Cardinals and golf, loving the game and the times on the course with his friends. Whenever you drove by his home, you might see him in the front yard diligently getting a little sun and practicing his swing at the imaginary golf ball, his favorite pastime. He admired his favorite golfer, the gentleman— Arnold Palmer.

Jerry Hall touched the lives of many of all ages through the years with his charisma, taking time to encourage and inspire along the way. He was a tender hearted, generous gentleman who demonstrated to the world how to love and care, never apologizing for being emotional.

The public may not know Jerry once aspired to be a sports writer, and an English instructor, but the truth be known, ‘pharmacy’ is exactly where the Lord chose to use him…AND…used him well. Jerry Hall will be greatly missed.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Andrews, Joe Davis, Wayne Johnson, Danny Posey, Bill Rabren, Ed Short, Bill Thigpen.

Audience will be invited to participate with sharing individual stories of humor or endearment involving Jerry D. Hall’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests bibles to be purchased through the Gideons to further the Kingdom of God.

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


Mrs. Rosa Lee Faust

Mrs. Rosa Lee Faust, 77, of Andalusia, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Billy Boles officiating the service. The interment will follow in Stone Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughter, Renee Smith of Andalusia; and one granddaughter, Bronwyn Kilcrease (Dylan) of Andalusia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Enzel Faust; parents, Malcomb and Edna Hartz; brother, Bobby; sisters, Margaret Hendrix and Connie Blackmon; and nephew, Royce Edson.

Pallbearers will be Mike Tyler, Keith Veasey, Richard Hartz, Buddy Edson, Dylan Kilcrease and Kelly Veasey.