Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mrs. Winna Mae Helms


Mrs. Winna Mae (Broadway) Helms age 63, of Clio passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at Sykes Creek Baptist Church.  Rev. Randy Adams and Dr. Mallone Chandler will officiate. Special music will be provided by Rev. Ray Wren and pianist Juliann West. Burial will follow in the Sykes Creek Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Keahey Funeral Home of Clio.

 

Survivors

Husband, Walter Haran Helms of Clio

Son, Glenn (Onna) Helms of Troy

Daughters, Tonia (Lawrence) Strickland of Clio

Pamela (Michael) Moates of Clio

Grandchildren, Jacob Moates, Carson and Kinsley Strickland, Addison and Hudson Helms.

Mrs. Helms was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lauren Strickland.  

Serving as pallbearers, Larry Holmes, Jason Greene, Wesley Greene, Chris Chandler, Darren Carter and Robby Stokes.

Honorary pallbearers, Danny Brown and Tom Lilly

In leau of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Association or to the charity of one’s choice.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mr. Charles "Bobby" Mathews

Mr. Charles "Bobby" Mathews, age 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 20, 2015, surrounded by family.  He was born February 01, 1937, in Walton County, Florida to Joel Archie and Mary Ardella Mathews.
He was a member of Caney Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon since 1964.  He attended Baldwin Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Mathews worked as a manager of the Eglin Exchange Services before retiring, then along with his son, started Mathews and Son Trucking. He also worked as Fleet Manager of feed trucks at Showell Farms/Perdue until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, farming, and woodworking. He loved to build swings, birdhouses and feeders.

Mr. Mathews is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Adice Gill Mathews, one son Roy Mathews and wife Sandi of DeFuniak Springs; one daughter Debra Mathews Alford and husband Dale of the Darlington Community; four brothers Tommy Mathews of the Caney Creek Community, James Mathews and wife Ruth of Geneva, Alabama, Winston Mathews and wife Joan of Ball Grand, Georgia, Larry Mathews and wife Charlotte of the Caney Creek Community; two sisters Alice McRae and husband Bill, Louise Edison and husband Curtis of Paxton, Florida; five granddaughters Heather Gainey and husband Henry, Amanda Webb and fiancĂ© Ben Bradford of DeFuniak Springs, Dusti Coacher and husband Ryan of Jacksonville, NC, Jennifer Walker of Samson, AL, Jessica Cook and husband Ryan of DeFuniak Springs, FL; great grandchildren, Justin & Jason Walker, Fisher Gainey, Kowen Webb, Addison, Payson & Lane Cook, Braylin & Grant Coacher, Alec Farrow, and Blaze Bradford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy Joe Mathews.

Visitation services will be held 9:00-11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Baldwin Avenue Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with Reverends Wilbur Williams and Franklin Penny officiating.  Burial will follow at Caney Creek Cemetery.  Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart is in charge of arrangements. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his extended family, Anice Franklin, Juanita Reddick, Ester Edwards, Jessie May & Marlin Curry, Dallas & Jewel Reddick, Lester & Shilla Gill, and Buddy Gill.  Also, to his caring friends and the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice.

“…to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pedro Garcia


Pedro Garcia age 24 passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 .

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, 2015 in the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 7:00-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Keahey Funeral Home of Clio chapel.

Survivors,

Father, Diodora Mendoza of Los Santos

Mother, Juan Cayetano Martinez of Guerro, Mexico

Brother, Bernabe Mendoza Cayetano of Clio, Al.

Sisters, Irma Cayetano  of Guerro, Mexico

Laura Cayetano of Guerro, Mexico

Mr. Rex Cullen Byrd


Mr. Rex Cullen Byrd age 86 of Ariton passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Dave Walsh will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 p.m.,Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Keahey Funeral Home of Clio will be directing.

 

Survivors,

Son, Timothy ( Morgan ) Byrd of Ariton

Step sons, Doug ( Linda ) Davis of Oklahoma

Mark ( Sharon ) Davis of Oklahoma

John ( Mandy ) Davis of Ozark

Sisters, Doris Sartin

Grandchildren, Alicia Byrd, Kenadie Bryd and Logan Byrd.

10 Step grandchildren

5 Step great grandchildren

Mr. James Mitchell


James Cantie Mitchell of Rt. 1 McKenzie, Al. departed this earth for his heavenly home on April 13, 2015 at age 93.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Lugene Mitchell, his loving wife Evelyn Kemp Mitchell, his beloved grandson Steven K. Mitchell.

He is survived by his sons James Cordel Mitchell ( Carolyn ), Jerry K. Mitchell ( Francis ), four grandsons, John W. Mitchell  ( Angie ), Craig Mitchell ( Amanda ), James Christopher Mitchell ( Melody), five great grandchildren Alex Mitchell, Ramsey Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell and Liberty Grace Mitchell.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Larry Smith will be officiating and special music will be provided by the Smith Family. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

We thank God for his long & fruitful life.

Ms. Audrey Ainsworth


Ms. Audrey Ainsworth age 85 passed away April, 13, 2015 at the North Okaloosa Medical Center.

 

The family will be having a private memorial service. Keahey Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors,

Son, Charles Bailey of Andalusia

Brother, Bobby Ellison of West Virginia

Sister, Loretta Hiltow

Grandchildren, Amanda Bark, Kerry Bark and Jeremy Bark

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mr. James Frosty Cook







Mr. James F. ( Frosty )  Cook age 92 of Opp passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at his residence.


Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Brent Cook will be officiating. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens with military honors from the United States Navy. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.

Survivors,

Wife of 65 years, Clara Blair Cook of Opp

Son, Ronald ( JoAnn ) Cook of Lakeland, Fl.

Grandchildren, Brent ( Mona ) , Brian and Brad ( Felicia ) Cook

19 Great grandchildren

1 Great great grandchild

Several extended family members and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Laura Cook, 5 brothers, twin brother John, Roy, Kermit, Ishmael, Grover and 1 sister, Bessie.
 
 
 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mrs. Marzelle Bell

Mrs. Marzelle Bell age 74 of Ariton passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2015 in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Ariton Baptist Church.  The family will recieve friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at Thrash-Keahey Funeral Home of Brundidge.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mr. Willard Kyle Roberson


Mr. Willard Kyle Roberson, age 97 of Brundidge, Al. passed away into the hands of the Lord with his wife beside at their home in Brundidge, Al. on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Visitation for Mr. Roberson will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Salem Baptist Church beginning at 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with the Reverends Cliff Allred, Mack King and Chad Manion officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Brundidge, Al.

Mr. Roberson taught Vocational Agriculture at Pike County High School for 40 years. He was a faithful member of Salem Baptist Church and served as a deacon. Mr. Roberson was a life time member of the Brundidge Lions Club.

Survivors,

Wife, Lorene Reeves Bryan Roberson

Son, Robert Jerry ( Melanie ) Roberson of Andalusia

Daughter in law, Judy Bryan of Opelika

Sister, Marjorie Reed of Huntsville

7 Grandchildren

9 Great grandchildren

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents Benny Clay Roberson and Velma Smith Roberson, his first wife, Erma Gene Dismukes, his son Benny Kyle Roberson and stepson William Eddie Bryan.

Flowers will be accepted or make memorial contributions to your favorite charity.

Funeral services under the direction of Thrash-Keahey Funeral Home of Brundidge.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mr. Samuel Maughon





Mr. Samuel “Sam” Maughon age 74 of Andalusia passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Keahey Funeral Home chapel.
Rev. Derwood Cleland will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Lake Gardens cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 27,2015 at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors,
Wife, Tammy Maughon of Andalusia
Sons, Billy (Patty) Maughon of Louisiana
Mark Maughon of Louisiana
Donnie Maughon of Andalusia
Step Son, Darrell (Kayla) Logue of Andalusia  
Eight Grandchildren
Four Great Grandchildren
Mr. Maughon was preceded in death by his mother, Theda Maughon McDaniel and his brother, Don Maughon.

Mr. Maughon retired as a line crew supervisor from Power South. He also was a cattle and poultry farmer.

Pallbearers, Ray Bennett, Donald Strickland, Poochy Dewrell, Robert Oliver, Jim Moody, Darren Chesteen and Hank Carter.