Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 19, 2018

Published 1:37 am Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Mrs. Maggie “Ruth” Barrow, of Red Level, passed away Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, at Andalusia Health. She was 89.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, at the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel of Andalusia with Mr. Buddy Gillman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services (1 p.m.) at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel of Andalusia. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Barrow is survived by one daughter, Amy (Edward) Gantt of New Bern, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jonathan (Blossom) Gantt of Laurel, M.D., and Jared Gantt of Alamogordo, N.M.; one great-grandchild, Liam Gantt. She is preceded in death by her husband, Levrette Barrow; and her parents, William Thomas Tollison and Maggie Lee Manley.

A woman with an indomitable spirit, with a ready twinkle and an easy laugh, Ruth was a friend to all, welcoming anyone into her circle, influencing others with her timely wit, homespun wisdom, and undaunting faith. She was an optimist by choice, welcoming joys, but also facing difficulties with strength and grace, and lived each day with appreciation for its blessings.

After 30 productive years with Acousti Engineering Company, employed as a secretary and bookkeeper, she retired and moved with her husband from Pensacola, Florida, to their childhood hometown of Red Level, where they continued life at a slower pace. Ruth and Levrette were constant companions, each other’s best friend, until Levrette’s passing two days before their 60 thanniversary, in 2009.

Though love for God and her church was strong, her family received an equal measure. She was devoted to her daughter and son-in-law, and cherished family visits from her grandsons and granddaughter-in-law. In her last year of life, she reveled in the birth of her first great-grandchild, Liam, and was blessed to hold him and love him in person.

Through her selfless commitments to her family, her church, and her friends, and through her active faith and lively optimism, she was an example to all and leaves a legacy to follow. She will be missed.

Please join us in remembering Mrs. Barrow by visiting her memorial page at We invite you to share your memories and words of comfort with her loved ones there.



Mr. George James Foshee, 82, of Red Level, passed away Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, at his residence.

He was raised in Red Level, Ala., where he helped on the farm as he grew up. Later, he worked at Dorsey Trailer in Elba and lived in Opp during this period of time. He took a job in Augusta, Ga., at Continental Can Company, a paper mill, which was bought and sold several times. He spent 38 years in this position and retired once International Paper bought the company. Following retirement, he moved back to Red Level and built his current home. He was a very active member of New Hope Independent Baptist Church in Red Level.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., today, Tues., Dec. 18, at New Hope Independent Baptist Church with Brother Keith Parker officiating the service. The interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m, to 7 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home and at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Allen Foshee of Red Level; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Madison and Tina Kay Foshee, II of Terre Haute, Ind., Shawn and Jackie Foshee of N. Augusta, SC; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Christine Foshee and Albert Kennon Barton of Red Level, Ernestine Foshee and Byron Edward Sturgis of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Lewis Winston Foshee of Red Level; two sisters-in-law, Janna Castleberry Foshee of Red Level and Eleanor Read Foshee of Martinez, Ga.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Madison Foshee and Irene Small Foshee; a daughter, Sheryl Ann Blair; two brothers, Dr. William Stuart Foshee, M.D., Joseph Mason Foshee; and one sister-in-law, Miriam Burge Foshee.

Pallbearers will be Lontac Sims, Terry Josey, Ricky Snider, Randy Hildreth, Tim Cooper, Jimmy Turner, Dearl Pittman, and Harold Rouse.

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Mr. Jessie Joe Wiggins, age 83, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, in Dothan, Ala.

Funeral services will be held Wed., Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., at Oakey Ridge Baptist Church with Reverend Eugene Meadows officiating.

Mr. Wiggins graduated from Straughn School in 1955. He served in the Alabama National Guard. He worked at Cotton Ford Tractor Company and then Goodson Auto Parts until his retirement. He served as a deacon at Oakey Ridge Baptist Church until his death.

Mr. Wiggins is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law Beverly and Jay Farrington of Andalusia, Kim and Steve Ellison of Daphne, Ala., and Tammy and Michael Stewart of Andalusia; grandchildren Allison (Josh) Farrington Pruitt, Jennifer (Dusty) Farrington Lee, Lauren (Clay) Ellison Smith, Cody Stewart, Ryan Ellison, and Kyle Stewart; great-grandchildren Julian Lee and Chloe Lee; His brother and sister-in-law Delmar and Shirley Wiggins; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Ina Lucille Wiggins; infant daughter, Terrie Lynne; his parents, Hubert C. and Cora Lee Parr Wiggins; and his sister, Edna Wiggins Goodson.

Visitation was Tuesday Foreman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Cody Steward, Ryan Ellison, Kyle Stewart, Dusty Lee, Clay Smith, and Gary Goodson.

Flowers or memorials made to ACPMP Research Foundation, 6415 Granger Road Suite 200, Independence, Ohio, 44131,, 216-986-7010 will be accepted.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online registry at