Obituaries for Thurs., April 11, 2019

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2019


Mrs. Merle W. Wiggins, age 90, of Andalusia, died on Tues., April 9, 2019, in a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thurs., April 11, 2019, from Foreman Funeral Home chapel with Brother Jerry Elmore officiating the service; interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m., until 2 p.m., at the funeral home on Thursday.

Mrs. Wiggins is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mickey and Anthony Glisson, Vickie and Marty Wacaster, and Ida Sue and James Cumbie, all of Andalusia; grandchildren, Mark (Amy) Glisson, Michelle (Mark) Wyatt, Allen (Amanda) Cunningham, Valerie (Chris) Gerber, MJ (Dave) Bryan, Brock (Alli) Bracewell, and Abby (Cameron) Cox; 18 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; sister, Ruby Carter of Andalusia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wiggins.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons, Mark Glisson, Allen Cunningham, Brock Bracewell, Zac Cunningham, Dawson Cunningham, and Grant Glisson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Parker Wells.

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mr. Sheriel Wilson Stacey announces his passing on April 8, 2019. He was 80 years old.

Sheriel was born on Dec., 2, 1938, in Brantley, Ala., however; he lived most of his life in Andalusia.

In his early years, he was a welder at Ingall’s Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. Then he joined the Merchant Marines and enjoyed shipping and traveling the High Seas before opening his own business in Andalusia called Stacey’s Body Shop.

Sheriel never met a stranger. He had an outgoing personality and loved to joke around. He was constantly making everyone laugh with his infectious smile. He had lots of family and good buddies to share his humor with.

One of his favorite things to do was scuba dive. He loved the adventure of being deep in the ocean or in the springs checking out the animals and all the sights to see.  His diving buddies were his daughter, Sherwin, his sister, Debbie, his brother-in-law, Dennis, and his niece, Angie, and her husband Tim. He also loved collecting guns and target practice. He was a member of the South Alabama Gun Club and the National Rifle Association.

Sheriel attended and was a member of Cedar Grove Church of Christ along with his wife, Jeanette Stacey.  He was baptized and became a Christian in September 2002.  He considered this his greatest accomplishment.

Sheriel is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette Stacey; his daughter, Sherwin Stacey of Freeport, Fla.; his only sibling, Debbie Hoomes Brannon and her husband, Dennis Brannon, of Houston, Texas; their daughter, Angie Brannon Goedeke, her husband, Tim Goedeke, and their two children, Olivia and Bryce of Tyler, Texas; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, many cousins, and a long list of friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wilson Stacey, and his mother and stepfather, Cletus S. “Kitty” Hoomes and Judson Hoomes.

Funeral services will be held at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel in Andalusia, Alabama on April 12, at 10 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at Heath Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Foreman Funeral Home as well, on Thurs., April 11, from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m.

“Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.”

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Mr. Hiram McKinley Carter Jr., of Andalusia, passed away Tues., April 9, 2019, at his residence. He was 80.

Mr. Carter is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean Carter; two children, Samantha Stinson, and Daren McKinley Carter; four grandchildren, Aaron Carter, Brittany Carter, Zack Stinson, and Kayla Stinson; and one sister, Mary Jewel Carter. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hiram McKinley Carter Sr. and Nobie Inez (Chisum) Carter.

Mr. Carter retired from South Alabama Regional Airport in 2000, after working numerous years as Aircraft Re-fueler. A memorial service for the family will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2019, at Mount Pisgah Church in Andalusia.



Mr. Tommy Earl Cain, age 69, of Andalusia, passed away on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at Andalusia Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Antioch Congregational Church with Brother Benji Jordan officiating. The family will visit with friends after the service at the church.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Cain of Andalusia; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy and Gary Lawrence of Eugene, Oregon, and Robin Moore of Andalusia; sons and daughters-in-law, Timmy and Nancy Cain of Enterprise and Robert and Tammy Cain of The Dalles, Oregon; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Mary Cain of Brewton; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Clyde Eckenrod of Andalusia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Anna Claire Cain; brothers, Calvin and Floyd Cain; and sister, Lillian Wright.

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Mrs. Bonice Wilder Smith, age 89, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., formerly of Andalusia, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Red Level, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Clara (Adams) Wilder.  Bonice was predeceased by her husband, Clarence R. Smith. Bonice centered her life around her family. She enjoyed family functions, especially time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. from Goodhope Cemetery in Andalusia with Foreman Funeral Home in charge of the service. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

She was the mother of Clarence Donald (Debra) Smith and the late Robert (Barbara of NF) Smith and William R. Smith; grandmother of Jennifer Jackson, Amy (Brian) Burkestone, Laura Smith, Christopher Smith, Kimberly (John) Trunzo, Stacey (Jeff Basden) Smith and Ashley Smith; sister of the late Lewis (Tess) Wilder, late J.C (Wanda) Wilder, late Annie Maud (James) Aughman, late Mary (Frank) Guinn, late Ruby (Joe) Faucheux, late Faye (Arnold) Aycock and late Jean (Ray) Tate; sister-in-law of Abby (Farell) Langston, Audrey (Joe) Carlisle, Ray “Buddy” (June) Smith, Glenda (Kent) Bowers, Etheridge (Sandra) Smith and the late Era Soloman and Hugh Smith. Bonice is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, N.Y.

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