Obituaries for Mon., March 23
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT MCNEILL
Mr. Christopher Scott McNeill, age 48, of Andalusia, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2 PM in Greenwood Cemetery with Reverend Jay Driver officiating the service. Visitation will be held Friday, March 20, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Foreman Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene McNeill of Andalusia; three daughters, Crystal Elizabeth (Jimmy) Smith of Andalusia, Candace Elaine McNeill of Andalusia, and Casey Evelyn McNeill of Andalusia; six grandchildren, Colby Smith, Claire McPherson, Faith Ann Hoyt, Jordan Reese McVay, Brantleigh Grace McVay, and Lyla Elizabeth McVay; brother, Lance McNeill of Andalusia; aunt, Shirley McNeill; and cousin, Amanda (Kenneth) Moore.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Spurlin, Toby Freeman, Tony Moore, Victor Florence, Jack Hoyt and Frank Winebrenner.
Those unable to attend the service may sign the guest registry online at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.
BILLY WAYNE DAVIES
Mr. Billy Wayne Davies, 80, of Andalusia, passed away Tuesday March 17, 2020 at his residence.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his friend, caregiver of over 4 years, and nephew, Cary Ray Watson of Andalusia; his children, Lori Lynn Davies, Thomas Davies, and Phillippe Davies all of France; several grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Davies Watson and husband, Charles of Andalusia, Beverly Barton Bagwell of Missouri; one brother, Thomas Davies and wife Linda of Naples, FL; a brother-in-law, Claude Holeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Samuel Davies and Blanche Miriam McGinnis Davies and a sister, Joyce Davies Holeman.
Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.
LORRI LEIGH ODOM
Ms. Lorri Leigh Odom of Montgomery passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 19, 2020, at her parent’s home in Elba. She was 37.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm., Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Keahey Chapel in Andalusia. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12 noon until the time of services. All state and federal Coronavirus precautions will be implemented during this time of public gathering. Elder Buddy Gilman and Pastor Anthony Czaja. Burial will follow in the Antioch Congregational Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Eric Lynn and Brandon Chance, Russ Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Kurt Thompson and Josh Thompson.
Left to cherish her memory, parents, Lavon and Carlina Odom of Elba; brothers, Joseph (Michelle) Odom of Elba; Gideon (Tess) Odom of the Philippines; two nieces, Mercedez Bush and Andrea Odom and nephew, Gavin Odom. Aunt Barbara (John) Thompson of Opp. She was preceded in death by grandparents, A.B. “Beda” (Dessie Rae) Odom and Saturnino (Segunda) Corpuz.
Lorri grew up in Brantley, AL and graduated from Brantley High School in 2000. In 2011, she graduated from Trenholm Community College in Montgomery with a degree in nursing and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Lorri began her nursing career with the Montgomery Prison System and later found her passion for working with troubled teens through her position at Safety Net, a home for challenging teens. As young as age 2, Lorri discovered her gift of drawing. That talent was channeled into becoming a skilled and sought-after Tattoo artist with A-1 Tattoo and Body Art in Montgomery. She greatly loved her friends and family and especially her nephew, Gavin and nieces, Mercedez and Andrea. Lorri and her brother, Joseph had an inseparable bond. She also leaves behind her precious fur-baby, a Morkie named Jules.
Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia is entrusted with arrangments.
JOHN CHENOWETH EVERETT III
John Chenoweth Everett III, 92, died February 27, 2020, in Miramar Beach, Florida. He was born on January 14, 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky to Thelma White Arthur and John Chenoweth Everett, Jr.
John was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Betty Morgan Everett in 2008, his brother, Leslie Arthur Everett, and his sister, Phoebe Everett Trueheart.
John is survived by his wife, Jean Enzor Everett, of Miramar Beach, Florida, and Andalusia, Alabama. She was his best friend and a tireless caregiver for the last part of his life. He is also survived by his children and their spouses: Leslie Everett Bullis and Herb Bullis of Port Charlotte, Florida; Beth Everett Altobellis and Roy Altobellis of Charlestown, Indiana; Joan and John Chenoweth Everett IV, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; and Lynne and Joshua Burgess Everett II of Bowdon, Georgia.
John’s grandchildren also survive him: Mackenzie Murphy and Zachary Bullis, Jennifer Bowman and Eric Altobellis, Burgess Everett and Addison Everett, and Josh Everett and Morgan Everett. His great-grandchildren are Addison Bowman, Barrett Bowman, Harry Everett, John Charles Everett, Mason Everett, June Everett, Cora Everett, Nolan Everett, Rory Thomas, and Odin Thomas. John is also survived by his nephews, Charles Trueheart and Josh Trueheart, and his lifelong friend, Doll Crockett.
John attended Maysville, Kentucky schools, and graduated from Millersburg Military Institute. He received a BS from the University of Kentucky in 1949, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a diehard fan and supporter of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, especially the basketball team, for which his father had been captain in 1921-1922.
John had a long career in banking in Kentucky, where he retired as the chairman and CEO of the Cumberland Savings Bank in Louisville. He had also been chairman of Louisville Central Area, Inc. and the Kentucky League of Savings Institutions. John served several terms as mayor of the cities of Druid Hills and Rolling Fields, Kentucky. He had been a member of Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, Kentucky; the Tavern Club in Louisville; the Louisville Boat Club; Second Presbyterian Church in St. Matthews, Kentucky; and First Christian Church in Maysville, Kentucky. He was also a member of Santa Rosa Beach and Golf Club, in Santa Rosa, Florida and the Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach.
John’s personal passion was golf-playing it, watching it, and talking about it. At Harmony Landing, he won both the club championship and the President’s Cup in 1967, a feat worthy of an article in Sports Illustrated. He also had four holes-in-one and worked PGA events in Louisville. John also loved to read and had a soft spot for the stories of Louis L’Amour. He never missed a day absorbing the news from the Louisville Courier-Journal and other sites, following the stock market, and keeping up to date on developments in the sports world.
John’s family meant everything to him. He hosted many large reunions for his children and grandchildren in a variety of vacation spots. He enjoyed travelling and learning about people, places, and the way things work. He had a wide circle of friends of all ages and enjoyed entertaining. John was involved, engaged, and strong-minded, but also fair, generous, and loving. We will miss him more than words can say.
The family thanks Regency Hospice of Defuniak Springs, Florida, for their compassionate care and assistance. There will be a service in early May in Louisville at Second Presbyterian Church. Donations in John’s name may be made to his favorite charitable organization:
Buckhorn Children’s Foundation
116 Buckhorn Lane
Buckhorn, KY 41721
Mr. Haverd Mitchell of Montgomery passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was 82.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Keahey Chapel. The family will receive friends at Keahey Chapel one hour prior to services. Rev. Faron Golden and Dr. T.V. Wilson will officiate. Special music will be provided by a niece, Olivia Lynch. Burial will follow in the River Falls Cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. State and federal guidelines will be implemented for the Coronavirus.
Born in Dozier, Haverd graduated from Rawls High School in 1958. He was a residential electrician for 42 years.
Pallbearers will be Keith Lynch, Kenneth Lynch, Pat Mitchell, Kyle Rawls, Robert Mitchell, Terrence Wilson Jr.
Left to cherish his memory, wife, Jeanine Clark Mitchell of Montgomery; daughters, Deborah (Mack) Hufham of Wilimington, NC; Janet (Craig) Ruff of Tallassee, AL; Denise (Dr. T.V.) Wilson of Montgomery; sister, Joyce (Bob) Lynch of Andalusia; grandchildren, Cameron (Justin) Morgan, Stephen Center, Erin (Chip) Davis, Logan Sowell, Braeden Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Mary Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Haley Morgan, Payton Center, Trevor Center, Sloan Davis, Wells Davis.
Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by brothers, Hascil Mitchell, Pete Mitchell, Wendle Mitchell, Willis Mitchell; sisters, Jurl Scofield, Katherine Thomas, and Agnes Free.
LESTER JEROME DAVIS
Mr. Lester Jerome Davis, 78, of Wing, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, March 25th at Pleasant Home Cemetery with Brother Fred Kelley officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. No public visitation will be held, the family will meet with friends at the cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Davis of Wing; one daughter, Angela Kay Nail of Wing; two grandchildren, Katie Nail and Alisa Nail; and one sister, Debbie Carr of Maryland.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Jean Holland and two brothers, Tommy Davis and Johnny Ray Davis.
Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.
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