Obituaries for Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Published 1:48 am Friday, November 9, 2018


Mr. Zachariah Daniel “Dan” Studstill, age 79, of Andalusia, passed away on Nov. 6, 2018, in Princeton Baptist Hospital. He was born in Andalusia, on Sept. 14, 1939, to Edith and Julian Studstill.

He was married for 59 years to his high school sweetheart, Susan Rawls Studstill of Andalusia. They enjoyed many years of family time with their two children and four grandchildren, and their recently welcomed first great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith and Julian Studstill.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Rawls Studstill of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Robin Studstill of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Joshua Williams of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sydney Foshee of Nashville, Tenn., Greeley (Taylor) Weeks, Lexie Studstill, and Stewart (Whitney) Studstill all of Andalusia; great-grandson, Wilson Ridge Studstill; brother, Charles Loftin Studstill of Andalusia; and sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Gary Pitts of Andalusia.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., today, Fri., Nov. 8, from the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jason Thrower officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m., prior to services in the fellowship hall at the church.

Pallbearers will be: Stewart Studstill, Taylor Weeks, Alex Thayer, Buddy Brannon, Johnny Harper, and Rob Martin.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorials to be sent to The Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 403 East Three Notch Street, Andalusia, 36420.

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


Mrs. Jane Riley Wiggins, age 87, of the Carolina community, passed away Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018 in a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, at the Carolina Baptist Church with Dr. Al Jackson officiating the service, interment will follow in Carolina Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday at Foreman’s Funeral Home and 30 minutes prior to services at the church on Monday.

Her husband, Mr. Gene Wiggins, passed away in 2013. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Sharon Wiggins; her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Wiggins and Alan Windham, Amy Wiggins Morris of Andalusia, and Jill Wiggins and John McBride of Anniston; grandchildren, Russell (Kristen) Wiggins, Heather (Brian) Fleming, Shonna (Jamey) Reeves, Kristen Orton, Dave (Mandi) Morris, Chad (Robin) Morris, Emily McBride, Riley Ann McBride, and Jenny McBride, countless great-grandchildren; brother Rhett Riley, and sister-in-law Jeannette Riley of Auburn.

Pallbearers include Russell Wiggins, Dave Morris, Chad Morris, Jamey Reeves, Brian Fleming, Matthew Fleming, and Caleb Fleming.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at Carolina Baptist Church, 17745 Rockhole Bridge Road, Andalusia, AL 36420.

Family and friends unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at


Mrs. Mary Ann Spann, of Dozier, passed away Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, at her residence. She was 75.

Mrs. Spann worked earnestly for many years as a spinner at the cotton mill and was a member of Westview Baptist Church.

Spann is survived by her son, Kenneth Doyle Andrews of Opp; her grandchildren, Nikki (Andrew) Rogers of Dozier, Corey (Kayla) Wood of Fleeta, Ala.; her great-grandchildren, Wendie Wood, Ben Wood, and Zach Rogers. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Renee’ Wood.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today, Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, at Westview Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Miller, the Rev. Larry Jackson, and the Rev. Josh Kyser officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services beginning at noon at Westview Baptist Church.

Brian Rodgers, Justin Carter, Joey Kilpatrick, Diondray Crawford, Michael Butters, and Corey Wood are serving as pallbearers.