Obituaries for Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Published 1:38 am Saturday, October 6, 2018


Mrs. Thomas June Henley Moore, age 82, of Andalusia, passed away on Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, at Andalusia Health.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, from Liberty Home Baptist Church with Reverend Gary Martin officiating the service. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and John Rhodus of Andalusia; granddaughters, Kim Thomas (Jason) of Andalusia, Amy Howell (Neil) of Andalusia; sister, Ovie B. Martin; grandchildren, Haley Bishop (Michael), Austin Matrullo, Lindsey Potter (Austin), Corey Matrullo, Bre and Levi Thomas; great great grandchildren, Olivia June Bishop, Everett Bishop and Carson Potter.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Don L. Moore, sister, Myrtice Selwyn, brothers, Lavon and Osbern Henley.



Mr. Dwight Rainwater, age 72, of Andalusia, passed away Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, at Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia.



Our earthly hearts break as heavenly hosts celebrate the arrival of Matthew F. Bradley (“Frank”), of Florala, Alabama. As the,

  • son of Charles F. Bradley and Myrtle Bowden;
  • brother of four Patsy Barrington (Don), Peggy Chambers (Van), Hugh Bradley (Libby), Don Bradley (Barbara).
  • husband of Evelyn D. Bradley; married January 28, 1955;
  • father of six, Angela Sanders (Ray); Matt Bradley (Madonna), Vickie Booher (Doug), Paula Caraway (Eddie), Jeff Bradley (Donna), and Nicole Jennings (Nathan);
  • grandfather of 15, Derek, Brande, Zach, Brad, Clark, Pierce, Danielle, Kelsey, Meredith, Paige, Clayton, Mara, Blythe, Gray, and Cole;
  • great-grandfather of eight, Savannah, Emalyn, Layla, Jachin, Asher, Anley, Ettalena, and Auron.

Frank began life 84 years ago (1934) on a farm in Covington County, Alabama. As with most rural families of the Depression era, schooling opportunities were limited. Compelled to work in support of his family at a young age, Frank’s formal education ended in 8th grade with his much prized graduation from “Stanley College” in the Liberty community. With the onset of the Korean Conflict in the early ‘50’s, he volunteered to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Air Force and continued his military career for the next 20 years. Having participated in combat action in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and resigned his commission in 1974. Frank and his wife Evelyn, along with their six children, were a typical military family and called many different places home during Frank’s service including Montgomery, Alabama, Panama City, Florida, Clovis, New Mexico, and Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. After returning to Covington County following his retirement from the Air Force, he obtained his GED from Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College and held multiple positions at businesses within the community including Dorsey Trailers, Zorn Brothers, Louisiana Pacific and Mann Laundry until what was considered to be his formal retirement in 1999.

Following his formal retirement, Frank stayed busy on his 40-acre homestead in the Red Oak Community maintaining the landscape along with doing a lot of fishing in his spring-fed pond which he and his family worked tirelessly to create following their return to Alabama after Frank’s military retirement in the mid-70s. Frank and his family spent many afternoons fishing in the pond and Frank made many wonderful meals out of the fish caught there (he was a wonderful cook and shared his affinity for spicy dishes with his favorite television chef, “The Cajun Cook,” Justin Wilson for those too young to remember). He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed both hunting and freshwater and saltwater fishing until his age unfortunately caught up with him. Once he became limited by his physical abilities, he could regularly be seen sitting on the front porch of his home overlooking the beautiful pond and scenery surrounding it simply enjoying the outdoors.

All who knew him quickly realized he had an incredible memory and loved to engage in conversation. He often shared stories of his childhood and relayed family history and tidbits of knowledge acquired throughout his long and storied life. He wasn’t perfect or loved by all, as is often declared in such announcements. However, he was VERY MUCH loved by those who took the time to share in his company. Like many of us, he often encountered daily struggles. During one particularly difficult valley, he penned a note to his heavenly Father seeking guidance and help. That note reads in part:

Dear Lord,

As I face the trials of this day, please help me I pray. The troubles are many, you know what they are, much better than I, much better by far.

The heartaches I face, you know them too, Lord in the past they have not been few.

Bless those who would use me or fail to understand when I offer a suggestion, or lend them a hand. My mistakes are many, my knowledge is slim, I love thee oh Lord and ask that you not condemn.

Lead me through this day as those in the past and keep me alert that my faith may last. These things I ask as humble as I can, you know my weakness for I’m only a man.

Frank Bradley (1972)


He carried this reminder in his wallet from August 1972 until his death on October 5, 2018. Torn through usage, stained by tears, it was barely legible when found by his family following the onset of his illness. A quiet note…from a seeking man…to his loving God.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Charles F. Bradley & Myrtle Bowden, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daniel and Nadine Giddens, his brother, Don Bradley and half-siblings Charlie Bradley, Mertie Jackson, Ollie Davis, Jewell Huggins, Charlie Bradley, Effie Johnson, Lois Kelly and Nobie Bradley.

Visitation, funeral and burial will all take place Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, at Red Oak Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. As an honorably discharged serviceman and proud American, he will be laid to rest with military honors.

A special thank you is extended to all who helped care for Daddy over this past year. Comfort Care Hospice and personal caregivers were the source of our ability to keep him at home, looking out toward the pond he loved, throughout his prolonged illness. We take comfort in knowing that he is now with our heavenly Father and are thankful that we were blessed enough to have known him as husband, Daddy, and “Paw-Paw.”



Mr. James Anderson Jenkins of Springdale, Md., passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2018. James was born in Andalusia, on Sept. 3, 1937, to James Bryant and Annie Murl Jenkins and was the oldest of three children. He married the former Margaret Genell Jones of Dozier, in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 12, 1963.

James received his early education in Andalusia at the Covington County Training School, where he graduated in 1956. He continued his education at Alabama A&M University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in education and mechanical arts. James worked for the federal government where his career spanned more than three decades (31 years). His assignments included the General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1994, as a management analyst after a distinguished career, receiving many commendations for his outstanding work.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; two daughters, Felicia Jenkins of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Synthia Jenkins of Laurel, Md.; two grandchildren, Braedon Jenkins and Janai Foster; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, at Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019.

Expressions of condolences and flowers can be sent to the church.