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Obituaries for Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

DOROTHY “DOT” HUGGINS

Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Huggins, 87, of Union City, Tenn., formerly of Andalusia, passed away Sun., Oct. 14, 2018.

Dot was born in Troy. She fell in love with Bill Huggins and they were married when she was 17 on May 29, 1949, in Andalusia. She immediately became a preacher’s wife. Not long after their marriage, her mother passed away and Bill and Dot took on the responsibility of raising her baby sister Sarah, age three, as their own child. Over the years she stood by and served with Bill in several Southeastern states as they both touched the lives of many people. She was a dedicated wife to her husband.

They were married for 64 years before his passing. From 1951-1962, Bill and Dot had four children of their own. She was a loving, sacrificial, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Over many years she would serve as a church secretary. For the next 20 years, she was an admissions clerk at the Andalusia Regional Hospital until her retirement. She and Bill moved to Union City, Tenn., in February 2009.

She is preceded in death by her parents, F. N. Campbell and Maxie Campbell of Troy, and eight siblings; William S. “Bill” Huggins, husband of 64 years; two daughters, Anita “Gail” Wroten of Booneville, Miss., and Marilyn Corette Senter of Hot Springs, Ark.

She is survived by a daughter, Loretta Tennison and husband, Jerry of Marietta, Ga.; and son, Dan Huggins and wife, Julie, of Union City, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, Jason Wroten, Amy W. Rory, Joanna Wroten, Brad Caldwell, Brian Senter, Major Jed Tennison, Beth Tidwell, Brittany Huggins, Brandi Huggins, Brooke Huggins, Blake Huggins, Beth Huggins, and London Huggins; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was a faithful member of the Exchange Street Church of Christ.

Visitation was from 11 a.m., until noon, Thurs., Oct. 18, 2018, and the funeral was at noon at the Exchange Street Church of Christ.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m., on Sat., Oct. 20, at Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery, Andalusia.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Bridge of West Tennessee, P.O. Box 1208, Union City, Tenn., 38281, a ministry for women of which her daughter-in-law, Julie Huggins is the administrator and of which Dot was very supportive.

 

FEROL JANICE STOKES HART

Mrs. Ferol Janice Stokes Hart, age 99, formerly of Andalusia, passed away on Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, in Florida.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., today, Fri., Oct. 19, from Pleasant Home Baptist Church, interment will follow in Pleasant Home Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

She is survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Mathews of Pensacola, Fla., Audrey and Bobby Murphy of Pace, Fla., Frances Fallon of Norfolk, Va., and Doris Kent of Youngstown, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Alice Stokes; husband, L.V. Hart; and brothers, Ingram E. Stokes, Williams A. Stokes, Robert G. Stokes, Walter L. Stokes, Gordon L. Stokes, and Gary L. Stokes.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.

 

KATIE LOU BROWN

Mrs. Katie Lou Brown, age 81, of Andalusia, passed away on Thurs., Oct. 18, 2018, at Florala Health and Rehab.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Sat., Oct., 20, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 5:30 p.m., until 8 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Rufus and Kathy Kelsoe of Georgiana and Clifford and Sari Brown of Griffin, Ga.; daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Harold Webb of Lakeland, Fla., and Janice Boswell of Okeechobee, Fla.; grandchildren, Chris Kelsoe, Randy Kelsoe, Charlie Brown, Josh Brown, William Webb, and Bradley Webb; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Powell of Greenville.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John “Boots” Brown, and brothers, Earlis Ray Jernigan and Rufus Jernigan, Jr.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.

 

CONNIE GAIL

BLOCKER HANLEY

Mrs. Connie Gail Blocker Hanley, age 72, of Andalusia, passed away on Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018, at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Fla.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wed., Oct. 17, from Harmony Baptist Church with Brother Keith Ray officiating. Interment followed in Harmony Cemetery. A visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Helen and Timothy Turner of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Tyler (Reba) Huber of St. Louis, Mo., Cordell “Cody” Turner of Hastings, Fla., Alexis “Dixie” Turner of Andalusia, Dylan “Chance” Turner of St. Louis, Mo., Tanner “Wyatt” Turner of St. Louis, Mo., and Karisma “Kat” Turner of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters and brother-in-law, Sandra Morris of Panama City, Fla., Jo and Eddie Davis of Chipley, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Dianne Blocker of Andalusia, Dwight and Debbie Blocker of Marianna, Fla., and Mike and Dianne Blocker of Andalusia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Mary Blocker; brothers, Durwood Blocker, Earl Blocker, and Herman Blocker; and sister, Jenny Morris.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.

 

LONNIE ESKER

WILLIAMS

Mr. Lonnie Esker Williams of Red Level passed away Tues., Oct. 16, 2018, in the Opp hospital.

He was 57.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., today, Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, at Keahey Chapel. The Rev. Bill Butler and the Rev. John Eiland will officiate. The family will receive friends at Keahey Funeral Home one hour prior to services on Friday. Interment will follow in Mitchell cemetery.

Survivors include his sons, Samuel Williams, Matthew Williams and Joshua Williams, all of Andalusia; caretaker and friend, Nancy Spurlin of Red Level; Rodney Williams of Jacksonville, Ala.; sisters, Cathy Williams Taylor of California. He was preceded in death by parents, Jesker Williams and Martha Lou Kilpatrick Williams, and two brothers, DeWayne Williams and Jeff Williams.

Mr. Williams had been employed with Shaw Industries. He loved the great outdoors and was a huge Alabama fan.

Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia is entrusted with services.