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OBITUARIES FOR SEPT. 19

VICKIE LYNN TAYLOR

Vickie Lynn Taylor of Panama City, Florida, formerly of Dozier passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019. She was 51.

Funeral services will be held 1 pm., Friday, September 20, 2019, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm., September 19, 2019, at Keahey Funeral Home.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Michael Eugene (Marissa) Bailey; daughters, Cassandra (Marnia) Taylor, Sherieka Bailey; stepdaughters, Eugenia and Jerica Bailey; stepson, Justin Bailey; grandsons, Jamichael Bailey, and Adam King; brothers, Tony (Tara) Taylor, Billy (Judy) Taylor; sister, Bonnie (Erick) Bolding; aunt, Eunice (Kenny) Slawson of Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Taylor and Jewel Walker, grandparents, Caroline, and Shorty Williamson; brothers, William, Rocky, John Taylor, sisters, Rita Calvert, and Angel Taylor.

 

SANDY KYLE KING

Mr. Sandy Kyle King, age 56 of Red Level, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Fairmount Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Nichols will officiate Special music will be provided by Michael Bush.  The family will receive friends at the church from 11:30 am., until time of services. Interment will follow in Fairmount Baptist Church cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia is entrusted with arrangements.
Left to cherish his memory is a daughter, Amber Noel King of Opp
Grandchildren, Ava Bethea, Annistyan Cain and Emrik Cain of Opp
Brothers, Garry King of McKenzie, Glenn (Ann) King of McKenzie; Doial (Judy) King of Andalusia;
Sisters, Jo-Ann (Jim) Ledbetter of Greenville; Edna (Van) Thomason of Dothan; Shirley (Frank) Pugh of Georgiana;
Nephews, Tony Eady, Scott Pugh, Kevin King, Van Thomason IV, Ryan King,
and Jason Cedrone
Nieces, Vanessa Till, Tanner King, Jill Hughes, and Summer Dunn.
Great Nieces and Nephews, Anna King, Ellie Pugh, Ansley King, Noah Thomason, Gabby Eady, Riley King, and Christopher Valencia
Step-Children, Dakota Quackenbos, Ethan Beasley, Brittany Piland, and Jamie Holloway
Step-Grandchildren, Juliana Broder, Jacoby Broder, Lakelyn Quackenbos and Andrew Holloway
Preceded in death by his parents Dalton and Merle Cantaline King and niece Dr. Dana King. He was a 1982 graduate of Red Level High School and was a huge fan of the Red Level Tigers and the Auburn Tigers! He studied welding at Reid State Community College and worked until his health declined. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, spending time with family and friends and attending worship at Grace Worship Center in Red Level.

KENNETH CAROL SWEATT

Kenneth Carol Sweatt, 76 was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Sept. 15, 2019, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Kenneth “Ken” was born April 21, 1943, at his home outside of Red Level, son of late Lonnie and Kate “Momma Kate” Sweatt.

He is survived by his spouse Velina Sweatt; his two daughters, Whitney (Maurizio) Ferrarese and their children Iris, Aria, Sila, and Bruno and Sydney (Wes) Schreiber their children Grafton and Weston as well as by several nieces and nephews. Ken is predeceased by his wife Jan Linton, son Casey, daughter Regina, and siblings Edna Merle Wells, Hiram Smithart, Max Sweatt, William “Billy” Sweatt, Wilma Grey Wells, Christine Seals, and Tommy Lee Sweatt.

Having come from humble beginnings in rural Alabama, Ken was determined to set a new course for his future. Soon after graduating from Red Level High School he discovered a talent in the apparel industry and with a dedicated mindset he went on to open and operate several apparel manufacturing companies in the United States as well as abroad making a lasting mark in the industry.  One attribute that led to Ken’s success in business was his unique capability to truly connect with and understand how invaluable people are. He made it his mission to build and maintain lasting relationships with everyone who crossed his path. This desire of cultivating fellowship and love for others served as the foundation by which he shaped his family and life.

Ken was a loving husband and father. He was extremely blessed and achieved many successes however he knew these gifts were not by his own doing, as such, he was a good steward with what the Lord had given him. He was a man known for his generosity and compassion to help those around him who were in need.

Late in his life Ken could be found marveling in Gods awesome work by simply sitting on the porch breathing in the warm Florida air and watching the sunset.

Ken’s witty humor and loving nature will be forever missed but the legacy he leaves behind will never be forgotten.

A celebration of Life will be Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m., until the service hour in the Legacy Room.

In lieu of flowers, in the spirit of Ken’s generosity, the family appreciates charitable donations in Ken’s honor to the charity of your choosing.