Obituaries for Tues., Apriil 9, 2019

Published 1:16 am Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Mrs. Annie Jo Moore of the Rose Hill community passed away Sun., April 7, 2019, at Andalusia Health. She was 83.


Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wed., April 10, 2019, at Mount Gilead Baptist Church (29860 Five Points Rd. Dozier, AL. 36028). Brother Jay Driver will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., Tues., April 9, 2019, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel in Andalusia. Burial will follow in Mount Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia directing. Asked to serve as pallbearers are Ben Moore, Keith Kelley, Dale Anderson, Larry Graham, Joel Moore, and Glen Walters.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her children, Shirley (Hayward) Smith, Tom (Hannah) Moore, Gary (Vivian) Moore, and Roger (Kerrie) Moore all of the Rose Hill community; grandchildren, Lori (Keith) Varner, Heather (Greg) Seay, Jeremy (Tina) Moore, Hailey Russell, Sam (Rachael) Moore, Julie Moore, and Ryan Moore; great-grandchildren, Crystien Russell, Greyson Seay, Jonathon Russell, Jayden Seay, Megan Russell, Paul Moore, and Scarlett Moore; and sisters, Cupie (Doug) Eiland, and Joyce (Thurman) Grimes; along with a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Thomas Paul Moore; parents, Frank and Myrtice Hammett; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Please join us in remembering Mrs. Moore by visiting her memorial page at


Mrs. Ora Mae Myers Thompkins, age 95, of Andalusia, died Thurs., April 4, 2019, in a local nursing home.  Funeral services  will be held on Tues., April 9, 2019, at 2 p.m., from the Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jason Thrower and the Rev. Travis Day will officiate. Interment will be in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompkins was born in McKenzie and spent her early life there.  She graduated from McKenzie High School and moved to Mobile where she worked at Brookly Field as part of the war effort.  She later left Mobile and returned to Andalusia where she worked in the Probate Judge’s office for Judge Brogden. She then met her future husband, Johnnie Thompkins, and they were married on June 26, 1949.  She worked right beside him in their businesses until his death in 2007.

Mrs. Thompkins is survived by three daughters, Sheila (Robert) Williams of Andalusia, Brenda Thompkins Fuqua of Andalusia, and Sandra James (Butch Edmondson) of Northport, Ala; one son, Wesley (Dianne) Thompkins of Andalusia; nine grandchildren, Rob (Billie) Williams, Candy (Jason) Smith, Amanda (Michael) Daugherty, Loren James, Wesley James, Tyler James, Clint (Trinity) Thompkins, Dawn (Daniel) Cate, and Marlee (Bryan) Bass; 13 great-grandchildren, Taylor,  Robert and Mackenzie Williams, Brittany Weeks, Courtney Moulton, Morgan Daugherty, Dylan Moulton, Dalton Smith, Kyleigh Curry, Piper Cate and Layton James; four great-great -grandchildren, Copen Weeks, Lynnlee Weeks, Owen Fox and Amelia Moore; two sisters-in-law, Erma Nell Myers of  Ft. Pierce, Fla. and Betty Cooley of Shalimar, Fla; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Thompkins was preceded in death by her husband, John M. “Johnnie” Thompkins, and a son, Ronald “Ronnie” Thompkins.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Rob Williams, Clint Thompkins, Loren James, Wesley James, Tyler James and Robert Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Riley, Andy Riley, Ralph Wells, Dr. Frank Maddox, Glen Ballard and William Simpson.

Visitation was Mon., April 8, at 5 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Comfort Care Hospice and Andalusia Manor for the love and care given to Mrs. Thompkins.

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


Mrs. Elizabeth Dozier Grissett, 89, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., April 6, 2019, in Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wed., April 10, at Liberty Home Baptist Church with Brother Gary Martin officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing.  Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at noon, Wednesday at the Liberty Home Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Donna Grissett and Michael and Montez Grissett of Andalusia; her grandchildren, Michael James Grissett, Brian Grissett, Benjamin Grissett, Adam Grissett, and Rebecca Grissett; two great grandchildren, Nadia Grissett and Nathan Grissett; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dewayne and Peggy Dozier, Aubrey and Patty Dozier, Jr., Donald and Deronda Dozier; a sister and brother-in-law, Zelda and William Grissett; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dozier and Bobbie Dozier; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Arnold Grissett and two brothers, Thomas Dozier and Byron Dozier.

Pallbearers will be Michael James Grissett, Adam Grissett, Lamar Dozier, Jamie Dozier, Joe Dozier, and Brian Grissett.

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

Kaleb Cameron Giles

Kaleb Cameron Giles, 19, a resident of Kinston, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018. A celebration of life service will be held at the Rhoades Community Center located in the Perry Store Community on Saturday, April 13, 2019, beginning at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Terriel Andrews officiating. The eulogy will be given by Josh McCall. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service on Saturday. The family requests the omission of flowers and asks memorials be made at any Wells Fargo branch to Chris and Lisa Giles’ account.

Kaleb was born September 1, 1999, in Panama City, Florida, and moved to Ozark in 2004, then to Kinston in 2014. He had many talents. In 2007 at age 8 he rose to No. 1 in the nation in NBL BMX racing. A few years later he excelled in Motorcross racing. He attended Harvest Christian School in Ozark, also attending G.W. Long, Red Level, and Kinston schools. He worked construction during the summer for TNC Custom Trim and was employed at Asplundh Tree

Service at the time of his death. He valued his family and was a very loving son, with a heart of gold. He had so much to offer this world, and will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish his memories are his parents, Lisa Giles and Christopher Scott Giles, Kinston; brothers, Destin Skylar Williams, Panama City Beach, Fla., and Christopher Jacob Giles, Calera, Ala; and sister, Sarah Shyanne Williams of Panama City Beach, Fla. He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Larry Wade Cunningham, Ardmore, Tenn.; paternal grandfather, Bobby G. Stuckey of Opp; paternal grandmother, Sue Stuckey, of Opp; paternal grandfather, James Giles, Malvern, Ala.; an uncle, Larry Cunningham of Ardmore, Tenn.; and an aunt, Mary Giles from Ozark..

Kaleb was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sarah Lee Alexander; along with his paternal grandmother, Mary Giles.

Hayes Funeral Home of Elba is serving the Giles family.