Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mrs. Ruth Aler Brock

Mrs. Aler Ruth Danner Brock, age 101, a lifelong resident of Clio, entered into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 23 at Elam Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Underwood, Rev. William Easterling and Rev. Kenneth Earles. A eulogy will be given by granddaughter, Dianne Teal. Special music will by Harold Hagler.  Interment will follow in Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday at Keahey Funeral Home in Clio.

Mrs. Aler Ruth Dannner Brock began her one-hundred-one plus years in rural Barbour County. She was born April 16, 1915 to parents Purry and Annie Lott Danner in the Solomon’s Mill Community. From there she moved with her parents near Holmes’s Church close to Doster and then back to Baxter’s Station near Clio. After that, the family moved to Troy and Montgomery before settling in the Danner Community now referred to as River Road just outside of Clio.

As the oldest daughter of the family, Mrs. Ruth’s mothering instinct began to develop at an early age with her assistance in caring for her siblings - Homer, P.L., Elmer, Ruby, Coy, Bernice, Lorene, and Lena Kate. As the matriarch of her family, this trait continued to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

December 19, 1931, Mrs. Ruth married Lloyd Jeter Brock. They lived on the farms and did farm work for several farmers before Mr. Lloyd became employed with the Barbour County road maintenance crew. It was while working on a bridge that a ricocheting nail hit Mr. Lloyd on the brow. January 10, 1940, complications from the wound caused his death. At twenty-five, Mrs. Ruth was left with the care of four children - Jewell, Charles, Roberta and Jeter - and was expecting Annie Lloyd.

Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Ruth and her children returned to live in the house with her parents on River Road. After their death, she continued to live in the same house until a broken hip required rehabilitation in an Ozark nursing facility. While there she felt it was her mission to stay. She was a resident at the Ozark home for several years until she felt her mission there was complete. She requested to come home to her family - a request that was granted. She spent her last several months in a home environment with her daughter, Annie Lloyd, in Clio.

Mrs. Ruth is remembered by many as the nurse who worked with Dr. Stroud Jackson. Though that time made up a major part of her life, there are others who knew her as a determined lady who cared for her parents and children. Work didn’t come too hard for her to tackle when it meant providing for her loved ones. As a newly widowed mother she did toiling farm work like hoeing crops, stacking peanuts, and picking cotton. During World War II, she traveled to Panama City where she attended welding school and worked as a shipyard welder until the war was over. It was after she returned home to River Road and had assisted many mothers with the delivery of their babies that Dr. Jackson asked for her help in the establishment of his practice in Clio. With no formal training other than that given by Dr. Jackson, Mrs. Ruth managed and assisted him in his practice for thirty-five years. After work she was involved in home duties of cooking, sewing, gardening, and for many years caring for her invalid mother.

Mrs. Ruth enjoyed reading, people, and family. She was a faithful supporter of her church. She kept the faith through deaths, sickness, and sorrow. She considered herself blessed and has been a blessing to many.

She is survived by her loving family,

Roberta Brock Martin, Jeter Brock, Annie Lloyd Brock Pittman;Daughters-in-law, Reba Ivey Brock and Kim Dee Brock.

Grandchildren, Debbie Bubb, Dean Buffington, Mike Smith,David Robinette, Bobby Phillips, Debby Holly, Darla Guledge, Chris Martin,  Peggy Danner,
Dianne Pittman Teal, Kyle Pittman, Charlene Brock, Jeter Brock II, Ruthie Brock Teal,

 Brother, Coy Danner; Sisters, Bernice Danner Key and Lena Kate Harden
Sisters-in-law, Dorothy Danner, Evelyn Danner and brother-in-law, John Harden.

 Great grandchildren, Jamie Collins,Brock Teal,  Caleb Teal, Dylan Teal, Angel Robinette, Jacki Robinette, Isabella Dooley, Alisha Dooley, Michael Dooley, Dana Miller, Jonna Roberts,  Wesley Roberts, Alex Winkler, Noah Roberts, Amanda Pitre, Wesley Day, Beth Burden, Bobbi Buffington, Allison Martin, Toni Roberts, Kendell Gibson.

Great great grandchildren,
Brock Roberts, Eli Roberts, Brianna Holley, Skylar Holley, Kenley Collins, Axton Turvey

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Purry Danner and Annie Lott Danner, her husband, Lloyd Jeter Brock and  children, Charles Brock & Jewell Robinette, grandchildren, Andrew Lloyd Robinette, Kenneth Brock, Justin Holly; brothers, Homer Danner, P.L. Danner, Elmer Danner; sisters, Ruby D. Sutton, Lorene Garrett; sons-in-law, Bud Martin, Jimmie Pittman.

 Serving as pallbearers, Riley Danner, Eugene Danner, Bart Harden, Steve Danner, James Key, Jerry Key, Terry Key, Elton Sutton, Roy Sutton, Edwin Sutton and Arlie Barr.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ms. Lucy Faye Miles

Ms. Lucy Faye Miles, age 60 of Eufaula passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 18th in a Dothan  hospital.
She was the daughter of Thomas Reed Miles and Lucille Danford and a niece of Fannie Danford Carpenter of Clio.  A private interment was performed by Keahey Funeral Home in honoring of Ms. Miles's request. She was a fun loving person and worked for the City of Eufaula for many years. She especially loved her dogs!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Junie Marie Kirkland

Ms. Junie Marie Kirkland, age 53 of Andalusia passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 15, 2016 in a Dothan hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include her father, Lee (Mary) Kirkland, Sr. of Andalusia

Son, John David (Heather) Arnett of Georgia

Daughters, Renee (Jack Sr.) Shell of Prattville, AL

Kristy (Eric) Jordan of Florala


Lee Kirkland, Jr. of Prattville, Al

Step brothers, Ronald Adams, Robert Blackburn,

Sister, Lisa Kirkland of Gantt

Step sisters, Judy Bracewell, Virginia Hall, Janice Barron

Grandchildren, Ashley Shell of Prattville

Jack Shell, Jr.; Kimberly Aldridge, Adrian Jordan, Bethany Jordan, Jacob Jordan, Justin Jordan

Great grandchild, Ethan Duhamel

Nephew, Zachary  Blake Walden

She was preceded in death by her mother, Junie Merle Singleton Kirkland.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mrs. Lisa Lundy Cender

Mrs. Lisa Lundy Cender, age 29 passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at her residence after a fatal event.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2016 at Shady Hill Baptist Church (11344 Hog Foot Road, Andalusia, Al 36420) . Sister Helen Fratwell and a spiritual eulogy will be shared by Kymberly Carpenter Keahey.  There will be a visitation held at Shady Hill Baptist Church beginning at 5p.m., on Sunday. The family plans to accompany the body all night at the church and until time of services at the church on Monday.

Survivors include, Husband, Joseph Patrick Cender Sr. of Florida

Her loving children, Joseph Patrick Cender Jr. (age 12)

Zackariah Zion Cender  (age 3), Faith Ann Cender (age 7)

Nevaeh Sky Cender, (age 5) all of Theodore, Alabama

Mother, Mallisa Capers of Andalusia

Father, Timothy Capers of Andalusia

Maternal Grandparents, Joseph and Etta Mae Burgans of Carolina Community

Brothers, Christopher (Brenda) Capers of Andalusia

Timothy Wayne Capers Jr. of Andalusia

Justin Lamar Lundy of Andalusia

Mrs. Cender was preceded in death by her sister, Alicia Nicole Capers.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dakota Lambeth, Tyler Lambeth, Nicholas Lambeth, Russell Walker, Dennis Huckabaa, Lonnie Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Derrick Huckabaa and Leon Burgans.

Ms. Lisa Lundy Cender was a hard worker, many times having 3 at one time. She loved her children and was always trying to make a good home for herself and her children. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Mr. Henry Clyde McRae

Mr. Henry Clyde McRae, age 86 of Hampton, Georgia passed away October 8, 2016.  Clyde was born in Clio, Alabama to the late Simon B. and Sarah Barbaree McRae.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Margaret Ketchum and a brother, Phil McRae. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He retired after 42 years with Norfolk Southern.  He was a member of Pea River Presbyterian Church and the Moose Lodge.  He enjoyed gardening and watching trains.  Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Jo Ann Turner McRae; children, Alan McRae, Carol Morgan, Lynda (Sonny) Copelan, Roger (Betty Ann) Smallwood, Vickie (Billy) Cartwright, Marcia (Tony) Taylor; sister, Martha Jo Williams; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. A visitation will be held Monday, October 10, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, GA.  Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:00 pm CST at Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm CST at Keahey Funeral Home in Clio, Alabama.  Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, GA, Keahey Funeral Home in Clio, 1411 Blue Springs St., Clio, Al 36017.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mr. Ollie "Ray" Bush

Mr. Ray Bush, age 45 of Andalusia passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 3rd in a Dothan hospital.

A celebration of life and funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Friday, Octobe 7th at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral celebrant, Kymberly C. Keahey will share a eulogy and other family members will participate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Keahey Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the New Home Methodist Church cemetery in Georgiana with Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia directing.

Survivors include his step father, Billy Ray Weaver of Andalusia;

Brother, Billy Don Weaver of Andalusia

Sister, Lynn Bush of McKenzie

Nieces and nephews, Brittany Tolbert, Holly Raines, Tanner Weaver, Brendon Weaver, Cayleb and Caylee Weaver and Farrah Weaver, loving aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends grieve his untimely passing.

Serving as active pallbearers are his Alabama friends, Adam Raines, Chris Weaver, Andrew Thompson, Dee Loveless, Larry Watson and Donnie Weaver. Honorary pallbearer is his Auburn friend, Paul Blackwell.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Ray Bush, Sr and Brenda Joy Taylor Weaver.

Mr. Ray Bush loved music and after his health declined, he spent many hours listening to music on U Tube. He had worked in landscaping and dreamed of having his own landscaping business one day. He was described by his family as kind hearted, always making people laugh and sometimes a little stubborn. He would give anyone the “shirt off his back” and was a huge Alabama fan. Roll Tide!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ms. Glenda Odom Ivey

Ms. Glenda Odom Ivey, age 74 of Andalusia passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in the Florala Health & Rehabilitation.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2016 at Welcome Church. Rev. David Roy will officiate. Interment will follow in the Kervin Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday at Keahey Funeral Home.
Ms. Ivey was born December 26, 1941 to the late Corlos Odom and the late Bessie Armstrong Odom. Her family described her as a lady who loved her family dearly and when she had good health, she enjoyed “keeping the roads hot” with trips to the beach and visiting with friends and family. She loved to dance and was an outstanding dancer when she was young. She maintained a special close relationship with her sister and brother all of her life.

Survivors include sons, Wade (Denise) Ivey of Andalusia; Ken (Courtney) Ivey of Pensacola, FL; Marvin Caddell of Kentucky
Brothers, Tommy (Patsy) Odom of Red Level and sister, Janice (Don) McCormick of Red Level

6 grandchildren, Ashley Ivey, Robby Ivey, Brianna Ivey, Anna Ivey, Landon Ivey, Anthony Caddell and numerous nieces and nephews.