Obituaries for Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Published 3:12 am Saturday, October 20, 2018


Frederick Lamar Locklier passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife of 25 years, Janie Locklier. Fred had been battling dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Fred was one of six siblings born to Benjamin and Lena Mae (King) Locklier in Brooklyn, Ala., on Jan. 5, 1929. In high school he was known as Lamar or “Lock”. He was a two-time Andalusia High School Football Hall of Fame inductee listed as a team captain, quarterback and running back on the 1946 and 1947 teams.

Fred served honorably in the Korean War, earning three Bronze stars with the U.S. Army 198th FA Bn. After returning from the war, Fred returned to Andalusia and found a career as a commercial building superintendent. He built numerous banks and office buildings all over the southeastern United States and several in Andalusia.

Fred was preceded in death by one daughter, Diana Lynn Locklier; four brothers, Earl, Jerome, Eugene and Bobby Locklier.

Left to carry on his legacy are his wife, Janie Locklier; sister, Margaret Loper; Sons, Brant (Kay) Locklier, Tom (Salena) Locklier, Jim (Lisa) Locklier and Dale (Leigh) Locklier; five grandchildren, Adam Locklier, Kara Bowen, Julia Locklier, Anna Locklier and Elizabeth Locklier; two great-grandchildren, Abel and Alice Bowen; numerous nieces and nephews; and stepchildren, Robert (Lori) Hemler, Michelle (Keith) Wingo and Cece (John) Sinclair.

A memorial service is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, at the First Baptist Church, Andalusia, Pastor Kevin Wilburn officiating.

Friends and family will be received at 10 a.m., with services to begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Magnolia Cemetery with Military Honors at 12:30 p.m.





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.



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 was 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.

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