Obituaries for Tue., Sept. 22

Published 1:14 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Mary “Jeanette” Strickland Short of Auburn, AL, born on January 31, 1943, joined her husband at heaven’s gates on September 14, 2020.

Jeanette’s family was her greatest joy. Her love for her children and grandchildren was all embracing, providing a strong foundation for them and their families. She adored her late husband and was devoted to him for 56 years. Together, they leave behind a legacy of love for their family that will transcend generations to come.

Jeanette was always vivacious, generous and had a great sense of humor. She was born in Jacksonville, FL, and grew up in Waycross, GA. Jeanette cherished memories of her years growing up on her parents’ tobacco and pecan farm, where she learned the value of hard work and was loved dearly by her family. She married her husband as a young adult, raised her family in Daytona Beach, FL, then Andalusia, AL where they lived for 40 years. She and her husband moved to Auburn, AL last year.

Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Harry Tate “Ted” Short; her mother, Mary Elizabeth “Tiny” Howell Strickland; her father, James Cecil Strickland; and her brother, David Sherroll Strickland.

Jeanette is survived by her sons: Chris Short (Tina) of Villa Rica, GA; Eric Short (Tonya) of Auburn, AL. She had six grandchildren: Trey Short (Nicole) of Suwannee, GA; Cody Short of Atlanta, GA; Haley Short of Villa Rica, GA; Spencer Short of Auburn, AL; Trevor Short of Auburn, AL; Jordis Short of Auburn, AL. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Rita Patton (Bill) of Birmingham, AL.

A private service celebrating her life was held at her final resting place in Athens, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany House Hospice of Auburn, 1171 Gatewood Dr., Auburn, AL 36830.


Mrs. Barbara Lois Roberts, 84, of Andalusia, passed away Sunday September 6, 2020 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Saturday September 19th at East Highland Baptist Church with Brother Eugene Meadows officiating the service and Foreman Funeral Home directing.

She is survived by her husband, Hank Roberts of Andalusia; two sons, Paul Patterson of Mobile, Timothy Patterson of Saraland; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; brothers, Bill Blackmon of Andalusia and Sam Blackmon of Mobile; sisters and brothers-in-law, Samantha Scott of Spanish Fort, Joyce and Will Rodgers of Brewton, Linda Gayle Land of Brewton, Rita and Don King of Opelika, AL along with many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son, Mark Patterson.

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