Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Benton Sanders

Mrs. Margaret Benton Sanders age 97 of Louisville passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at her residence in Louisville.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with

Rev. Curtis Rich officiating and burial following in the church cemetery.  Keahey Funeral Home of Clio will be directing. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.


Son, Royas L. ( Sue) Sanders of Enterprise

Sisters, Wilda Weidenhaft of Freeport, Fl.

Joanne Wynn of Mobile, Al.

Grandchildren, Miranda ( Greg ) Williford of Helena, Al.

Laura A. Sanders of Cottonbell, Al.

Step grandchildren, Cindy ( Heath)  Mcinnis of Geneva, AL.

Andy (Dana) Barron, Ozark, Al.

Great grandchildren, Caleb Williford, Olivia Williford, Mason Williford, Cameron Mcinnis,

Mary Grace Mcinnis, Russ Barron and Jess Barron.

Mrs. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lamar Sanders.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mrs. Irene Helmick

Mrs. Irene Helmick age 84 of Andalusia, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Helmick was preceded in death by her daughter, Harriet Philyaw and her parents, Walter Hasiak and Eva Smola Hasiak.

Services will be held 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016  at West Highland Assembly of God with

Rev. Eddie Gossett officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the church.


Sons, Donald Ray Hasiak of California

Ervin Glenn Helmick III of Ponce de Leon, Fl.

Harry Guy Helmick of Hickory, N .C.

Daughter, Karen Irene Stone of Columbia, Tn.

Carol Ann Casteel of Louisiana

Sister, Loretta Everett of Michigan

Nora Parker of Michigan

18 Grandchildren

26 Great grandchildren

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mrs. Kenneth Nelson Giddens


Mrs. Kenneth Nelson Giddens

Funeral service for Mrs. Kenneth Nelson Giddens, 93, will be Fri., July 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia, with Bro. Lamar Russell officiating. Burial will be in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery in Andalusia.

Mrs. Giddens died Mon., July 11, 2016, at Sylacauga Health & Rehab. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hubert Giddens; and father and mother, G. L. and Mertice Nelson. She graduated from Andalusia High School and was a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church in Andalusia. She was a welder at the Mobile Ship Yards during WWII.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzy Dozier of Falls Church, Va., and Evelyn March and husband Charles of Brookhaven, Miss.; two sons, James Terry Giddens and wife Jacque of Dothan, and Kenneth Ray Giddens and wife Janie of Childersburg; sister, Bonnie Mae Allen of Andalusia; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

Visitation will be Thurs., July 14, 2016, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home, and Fri., July 15, 2016, from noon until 2 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL and Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia, AL will direct the services.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mr. Edwin Armstrong

Mr. Edwin Armstrong, age 57 of Red Level passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 9th at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2p.m.,Monday at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Rev. Ray Armstrong will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery in Loango. 

Mr. Armstrong retired in 2006 from the State of Alabama Highway Department.

Survivors include 
his mother, Mollie Martin Armstrong of Red Level
Brothers, Dean (Michelle) Armstrong of Andalusia
Jerome (Kelly) Armstrong of Red Level
Sister, Jeannie (Michael) Engberg of Andalusia
Numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father, James Andrew Armstrong.

Serving as pallbearer a will be Ashley Cravey, Sonny Craver, Alex Bofonchik, Randy Baker, Mike Patterson, Michael Harrison

Friday, July 8, 2016

Heavenly Rea Napper

Heavenly Rea Napper infant daughter of Phillip and Tiffany Napper passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

A graveside service will be held 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 in the Louisville City Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.  Rev. Kerry Mitchell and Rev. Nathan Ziglar will be officiating.


Father, Phillip Napper of Ozark

Mother, Tiffany Napper of Ozark

Brothers, Ethan Napper and Landon Ivey

Sisters, Rayleigh Napper and Victoria Napper

Maternal grandfather, Farron Bledsoe

Paternal grandparents, Tommy Napper of Louisville

Vicky Napper of Ozark

Paternal great grandmothers, Patricia Napper of Clayton

Catherine Cox of Ozark

Maternal great grandparents, R.C. & Bobbie Belcher of Louisville, Al

Edward & Martha Colson of Claxton

Mr. Ronald Burkett

Mr. Ronald Burkett age 59 of Chipley, FL. passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Fl.

Mr. Burkett lived in the Darlinton Community of North Walton County, FL. for several years before moving to Chipley, Fl. with his family to make Chipley their home.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Outreach for Christ Church in Darlington with Dr. Keith Gann and Rev. Curtis Manning officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the church. Burial will follow in the Padgett Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart-Florala directing.


Wife, Rose Burkett of Chipley, Fl.

Sons, Andy James (Tabitha) Bradley of Chipley, Fl.

Ronald Earl Burkett of Chipley, Fl.

Shawn Michael Burkett of Charlotte, N.C.

Mother, Louise Brannon Burkett of Darlington Community

Sisters, Teresa (Owen) Cook of Darlington Community

Joe Ann (Winston) Murphy of Darlington Community

Ronald is preceded in death by his father, Earl Burkett and brother, Jackie Brannon.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mr. David Scott Grice

Mr. David Scott Grice age 43, Mayor of Clio and resident of Ozark passed away unexpectedly at his home  Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Funeral services for Mayor Grice will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home of Clio chapel with Rev. Curtis Rich officiating. A eulogy will be given by Dale County Sheriff,

Wally Olsen and son, Craig Sanders. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until time of service in the chapel.

Mr. Grice was serving his second term as Mayor of Clio. He also served as Chief of Police in Clio and Louisville and was a Dale County deputy sheriff for several years. He graduated from Troy University in 1991 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Mr. Grice was an avid hunter and a loving father to his children.


Father, David Bradford Grice of Ocala, Fl.

Mother, Carolyn Grice of Ocala, Fl.

Sons, Craig Sanders and David Andrew Grice

Mother of his children, Dianne Grice of Clio

Maternal grandmother, Rosemary Porter of Ocala

Uncle, Richard Porter of Ocala

Walter ( Nancy ) Porter of Ocala

Bruce Grice of New Brockton

Keith Grice of New Brockton

Numerous cousins

Pallbearers, Jimmy Knight, Jeremy Hagler, Brian Hagler, Gabriel Walton, Alan Knight, Roger Senn, Jamie Stephens and Garrett Maund.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ariton School Special Education: 264 Creel Richardson St, Ariton, AL 36311

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Andrews

Mrs. Barbara Andrews age 54 of Pensacola passed away Monday, July 4, 2016.

Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Keahey Funeral Home chapel. Funeral celebrant, Kym Keahey provided the Eulogy. Interment followed in Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Alvie Gene Atkins

Mr. Alvie Gene Atkins age 73 passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services for Mr. Atkins will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jack Day officiating and burial following in the Buck Creek Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Keahey Funeral Home.


Wife, Lillian Atkins of Andalusia

Sons, Donald Gene Atkins of Andalusia

Paul Edward Atkins of Andalusia

Sister, Shirley ( Don ) Harville of Opp

3 Grandchildren

3 Great grandchildren

Pallbearers, Walt Henderson, Trent Harris, Billy Ray Jackson, Mike Harvey,

 Jamie Kelley and Nate Moore.

In leau of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.