Obituaries for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Published 1:19 am Thursday, November 29, 2018

Marilyn Y. Odom

Mrs. Marilyn Y. Odom, age 78, of Andalusia, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Timothy Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by husband, John Odom of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Wanda Morgan of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Randy Capps of Andalusia; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, D.C. Baker of Andalusia and Bobby Baker of Winter Haven, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Warren Morgan, son, Rhett Morgan, and several brothers and sisters.

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Leathell Voncile Varner

Mrs. Leathell Voncile Varner went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Florala Nursing Facility. She was 91.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Phillips, of Madison, Fla., Teresa Hunt (Rev. John Hunt), and Lequita Smith, both of Andalusia; six grandchildren, Michael Smith (Leigh Smith) of Garland, Joseph Wheeler of Austin, Texas, John Wheeler, Michelle Gay (Tony Gay), Mindy Day (Rev. Travis Day), Jeremy Hunt all of Andalusia; 11 great-grandchildren: Addy, Emmy, Lilly Smith, Jared and Olivia Gay, James, Kristie, and Lance Wheeler, Reagan, Ross, and Carver Jude Day; a brother, Mack Riley (Mary Lou) of Silver Hill; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hyron Otis Varner; her parents Claude and Elma Riley; her siblings, John Joseph Riley and Virginia Marie Presley; and two sons-in-law, Layron Wheeler and Jake Phillips.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Andalusia Full Gospel Tabernacle. The Rev. John Hunt will officiate and special music will be provided by the Rev. Travis Day. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Keahey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the New Home Baptist Church Cemetery in Conecuh County. Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Mary Theresa Jernigan Beasley

Mrs. Mary Theresa Jernigan Beasley, of McKenzie, formerly of Andalusia, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at her home. She was 45.

Mrs. Beasley, a beloved wife of 19 years and mother of three beautiful children, was the root of her family tree. She had a unique and mutual connection with each and every sibling and was described by all who loved her as the most unselfish person. She always gave very practical advice in a loving manner. She never showed favoritism, only love, compassion, and complete confidence; her humor was just dark enough to make it interesting. Mrs. Beasley was described as the most unselfish person. She was a devout Catholic. A human example of the biblical command to, “Love thy neighbor as thyself”. She not only portrayed this characteristic to her family and friends but also to strangers or anyone in need. She loved to cook and enjoyed outdoor barbeques. She was a talented dog handler and had worked several years with Andalusia (Tom Ryder’s) Physical Therapy.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Father Frances Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church of Nazarene Cemetery. The family will received friends Wednesday. at Keahey Funeral Home. Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Survivors include her loving husband, Wade Beasley of McKenzie; children, Nicholas Reed Beasley, Joseph Wade Beasley and Anthony Paul “Tony” Beasley all of McKenzie; parents, Charles Lester Jernigan and Anne Katherine Jernigan of Andalusia; brothers, Eddie (Anita) Jernigan of Andalusia; Michael (Julia) Jernigan of Andalusia; Charles Joseph Jernigan of Andalusia; Daniel Joseph Jernigan of Kansas; sisters, Catherine (Tommy) Sasser of Andalusia; Jennifer Owens of Andalusia.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Hooks, Joseph Jernigan, Nicholas Beasley, Chandler Hatch, Eddie Jernigan, Tommy Sasser.