Friday, September 23, 2016

Robert Ray "Bobby" Ivey

Mr. Bobby Ivey, age 78 of Red Level passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Andalusia Manor after an extended illness.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Keahey Funeral Home.
Mr. Ivey served in the United States Army and was employed with Union Camp in Chapman for 36 years. He was the son of the late Jesse Cleveland and Anna (Jones) Ivey.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Pinkerton Ivey of Red Level
two sons, Wade (Denise) Ivey of Wing
Ken (Courtney) Ivey of Pensacola, Florida
Brothers, Farrell (Linda) Ivey of Prattville;
Phillip (Mary) Ivey of Hamburg, Arkansas
Buck Ivey of Spanish Fort
Sisters, Sara Grice of Andalusia
Margie Carnley of Andalusia
6 grandchildren

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Sue Gulledge Baker



Barbara Sue Gulledge Baker, age 81, of Blue Springs, Alabama, peacefully entered into the Gates of Heaven September 22, 2016, at her home.  She was a loving wife to Her husband Rev. Samuel Spurgeon Baker for 65 years.  She was a loving and caring Mother to all her children, grandchildren, and family and friends.  She worked tirelessly and was a perfect example of a Proverbs 31 woman.  She served as a Pastor's wife for almost 50 years and was an example to all.  She worked many years in the surrounding area in textile industries.  She was preceded in death by her parents Huey Lee and Donie Ruth Gulledge.  Parents-in-law Henry Lamar and Lilly Gladys Baker.  Son-in-law Jerry Wilkinson.  Brothers-in-law Earl, Dean, and Bobby Baker, Louie Hurst and Andy Faircloth.  A special Sister Janice Gulledge.  

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Springhill Baptist Church. Rev. Bob Cox will officiate and an eulogy will be given by John Harden. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday at Keahey Funeral Home in Clio and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will folllow in Anderson Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing.
Survivors: Husband, 
Reverend Samuel Spurgeon Baker of Blue Springs
Children, 
Betty Sue Wilkinson of Blue Springs, Miranda (Pat) Schofield of Lockhart, Sam Baker of Brundidge,
Joy (Tommy) Senn of Brundidge,
Wanda (Allen) Helms of Skipperville
Grandchildren,
Randy (Angela) Wilkinson, Sabrina (Robert) Hagler, Kimberly (James) Wynn, April Schofield, Joshua (Julie) Palmer, Christie (Calvin) Eutsey, Stephen (Sammie) Schofield, Jonathan (Lisa) Helms,
Shelbie (Holand) Lujan, Mitchell Doster, Jennifer Senn, and Dustin Senn
Twenty-four Great Grand Children 
Nine Great Great Grand Children 
Brother,
H.C. Gulledge (Faye) of Blue Springs
Sisters-in-law,
Delma Hurst, Ruby Kate Faircloth, Minnie (Haywood) Helms, Vivian (Jessie) Lambert, Lou Baker, Janis Baker, and Mary Baker
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
A special thanks to Keahey- Carpenter Funeral Home of Clio, Community Hospice and Home Health, many friends and family. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mr. Robert Carroll Williams


A celebration of life service for Mr. Robert Carroll Williams will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, September 22th at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.  The eulogy will be shared by funeral celebrant, Kymberly C. Keahey. The Old Rugged Cross will be performed by vocalist, Greg Windham and Tripp Bass on guitar. Amazing Grace will be performed by Tripp Bass on  harmonia and the duo will perform The Anchor Holds. Military honors will be presented by a team with the United States Army.
Carroll Williams graduated from Straughn High School and honed his innate electrical interest by majoring in electronics at Douglas McArthur Institute in Opp. He was then summoned by Uncle Sam. That invitation to serve seemed to fit well with Carroll’s superior ability with electronics. During time of the Vietnam War, in lieu of serving in a combat position like many of his comrades, the military superiors requested Carroll stay at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, which was revered as the Country Club of the Army.  Carroll became the first enlistee to attain three outstanding critiques from the instructor methods division in the 50 year history of Fort Monmouth.

Carroll’s many adventures in life seemed to flow where the crafts of his life led him. While stationed at Fort Monmouth, with it’s Country Club prestige, he became friends with Bob Streeter, a Las Vegas icon and the brother of Bobby Gentry.  Williams and Streeter toured their band on the Holiday Inn and Sheraton circuit. After a performance one night at the Holiday Downtown in Myrtle Beach, Williams decided to firmly plant his feet in the sands of Myrtle Beach. There he went into business with Sound Engineering which soon became Carroll Audio that provided the finer motels and restaurants with commercial sound and background music. Billboard Magazine voted the light and sound systems designed and installed by Carroll to be the “Best in the World”. Carroll was asked by the owners of the Atlanta Braves Stadium to design and install their sound system after their own engineers had not been able to successfully do it. He also designed and installed the sound system for the MGM Grand.   Carroll became involved in some of the finest East Coast night clubs and  eventually owned Starz Entertainment that served as a musical platform for nationally recognized artist such as The Romantics, James Brown, Ronnie Milsap, Mel Tillis, Reba McIntrye and many other American and European artist played at Carroll’s night club.  While in Myrtle Beach, Carroll made acquaintance with Dickey Way, who joined him in many of his endeavors. Dickey proved to be a life long friend. The friend duo decided to leave the East Coast to pursue professional endeavors in the Biloxi and Mississippi Gulf Coast area.  There, the two again, had great success in the restaurant and entertainment industry until Katrina made them decide it was time to return to Carroll’s childhood home in the Straughn Community.  They each had a home on the land that had been homesteaded to Carroll’s parent’s in the land grant act by President William McKinley. 
On Sunday, September 19th, Robert Carroll Williams passed away peacefully in his sleep. His closest neighbor and longtime friend, Dickey Way was next door. In Carroll’s small quaint home his other two close companions, “Princess” and “Pete”, two large, aged dogs lay sleeping.  After Carroll’s passing, one of his closest friends described Carroll as a man who loved Jesus Christ “He didn’t talk it, he lived it”, his friend said.
With all Carroll’s travels and broad range of famous acquaintances, he was happiest when surrounded by his select small group of friends. Some of his closest were the talented local musicians he has spent his last years with here in Covington County.
 He is survived by his long time dear friend, Dickie Way of Andalusia
Son, Jonathan R. Williams of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Daughter, Amy Haaz Williams of New Bern, North Carolina
Granddaughter, Logan Williams
Uncle, Oliver Williams and cousin, Gail Wesley.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mrs. Sylvia I. Clark

Mrs. Sylvia I. Clark, age 68 of Florala passed away Wednesday, September 14th unexpectedly while visiting in Savannah, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m,. Monday, Sept. 19th at Liberty Hill Assembly of God Church. Rev. John White will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Keahey Funeal Home of Lockhart officiating.
Survivors include her loving husband, Al Clark of Florala, Yellow River Community.  A host of other family and friends will be listed at a later time.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mrs. Katherine Mitchell Thomas


Mrs. Katherine Mitchell Thomas, age 90 of Andalusia passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at her residence.
She was a long time employer of Alatex until retirement, as well as her husband, William Thomas. She was a kind and loving person whom will leave a void in our lives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas. Also her parents, William Dennis and Lucine Floyd Mitchell. Brothers: Pete Mitchell, Willis Mitchell, Wendell Mitchell, Hascal Mitchell. Sister: Agnes Mitchell Free and Jurl Mitchell Scofield.
Funeral arrangements will be conducted 10:00 a.m.,  Saturday, Sept. 17th at River Falls Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until time of services. The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to River Falls Baptist Church. Interment will follow at River Falls Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Tommy & Carol Thomas, Andalusia; grandson and granddaughter-in-law: Ryan and Beverly Thomas, granddaughter and grandson in law: Courtney Thomas Bybee and Tim. Great Grandchildren: Bevan Thomas, Reagan Thomas, Thomas Clark and Kaitlyn Bybee. A brother and sister in law: Haverd and Jeanine Mitchell of Tallassee, a sister and brother in law: Joyce Mitchell Lynch and Bob, of River Falls. One very special sitter, that has been a God send in assisting her during her illness and death, Pam Watson. Numerous nephews and nieces are left to cherish her memory.

 

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ms. Sheryl Dianna Salter Cook

Ms. Sheryl Dianna Salter Cook, age 40 of Andalusia passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at her residence.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 of Magnolia Cemetery in Evergreen. A brother in law, Chris Bowman will provide the eulogy. Keahey Funeral Home officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Crosby, Robert Harper, Christopher Bowman, Curtis  Bowman, James Salter, III, and Shannon Salter.

Survivors include her mother, Sharon Harper Salter of Evergreen
Sons, Billy Joe “Trey” Cook, III and Madison Lane “Matt” Cook, both of Andalusia
Brother, James Curtis Salter, III of Evergreen
Sisters, Sharon Lorraine Bush, Donna Jeanne Bowman, Sharon Latrell Castleberry, all of Andalusia

Step sister, Tonya Tarie Pipkin 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mr. Charles “Chuck” Rexford Stokes


Mr. Charles “Chuck” Rexford Stokes age 58 of Florala passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016.



A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the Andalusia Memorial cemetery. Rev. John Eiland will be officiating and Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart will be directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel in Andalusia.



Services,

Mother, Angelia Morrow Stokes of Gantt, Al.

Son, C.J. Stokes of Andalusia

Daughters, Heather Stokes of Trenton, Ga.

Megan ( Michael ) Strawder of Huntsville, Al.

Brother, Rusty Stokes of Gantt, Al.

Grandchildren, Jayla Strawder and Riley Eaker

Mr. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Gina Stokes.