Friday, December 2, 2016

Lawana Gail Hughes

Mrs. Lawana Hughes, age 71 of Robertsdale, formerly of Covington County passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in a Foley hospital.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home & Cremation Services are entrusted with arrangements.

Rev. Jay Driver will officiate the service.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Jeffcoat, Austin Hughes, Josh Eubanks.

She is survived by husband, Melvin Hughes

son and daughter-in-law,
Micheal & Shannon Hughes of Robertsdale;

Daughters and son-in-law, Vanessa & Wesley Jeffcoat of Andalusia;

Debra Hughes of Americus, Georgia

6 grandchildren

3 great grandchildren

Monday, November 28, 2016

Emmett "Bobo" Morris


Mr. Emmett “Bobo” Morris, age 73 of Carolina passed away unexpectedly while visiting with his son at Morris Auto Salvage.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Keahey Chapel. Rev. Fred Kelley and Rev. Joey Jackson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Smith Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home & Cremation Services entrusted with services.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

Left to cherish his wonderful memory is his one son and daughter-in-law, Chris & Melissa Morris of Carolina Community;

One granddaughter, Beth(Dallas) Cotton of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida;

 3 great grandchildren, Alexa Hurst, Skylar Cotton, Hadley Cotton; all of Santa Rosa Beach, Fl;

siblings, Melba Fuller of Troy, Al

 Kathleen (Reubin) Diamond of Andalusia

 Carolyn (Jerrell) Cook of Holt, Fl

 David (Carolyn) Morris of Andalusia

 and half brother, Rhett Cason of Andalusia

Uncles, Bud Morris of Saraland, Al

John Morris of Navere, Fl

Aunts, Christina Strength of Pineview, Al

Sister-in-law, Harriett Phelps of Andalusia

and his girlfriend Reniel Bovino of Carolina

numerous nieces and nephews

Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Morris in 2007

Parents, Opal Morris and Sybil Cason

Sister, Joyce Bass

Brother, Darrell Morris


Mr. Morris retired immediately after his wife’s passing.  Then, his son, Chris took over the family business, Morris Auto Salvage. Prior to opening the salvage business, Mr. Morris had worked at Alatex for many years until the company's closing.

After retiring, he pursued his passion of collecting and restoring antique vehicles. His most favorite was his classic 1955 Ford. His philosophy in life was to enjoy life, you’re never getting any younger and save for a rainy day! He enjoyed spending time at the lake with his air boats that he built.  He recently became interested in Pleasant Home Football to watch his girlfriends’ son play ball. He loved all his family and they too loved him very much. He was “Grandpaw Morris” to his sweet granddaughter and great granddaughters. His oldest granddaughter who is 7 was already learning about restoring antiques vehicles with her grandpaw and they loved sharing that passion.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Morris, Dave Morris, Johnny Jackson, Jason Morris, Randy Bass and Benny Bass.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Albert Lee Seay

Mr. Albert Lee Seay, age 79 of Ariton passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in a Dothan hospital.
A Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Keahey Chapel, 1141 Blue Springs St., Clio. 
He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Seay of Ariton, sons, Dwayne Andrew Seay, Fremon Everett (Julie) Seay; daughter, Sharon Kay (Bryan) Webber; brother, Johnny Bryant, Bryant Seay, Roy Seay; sister, Bonnie Faye White, Lucy Hilton, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. He attended the Brundidge Church of Christ. The complete obituary is available at

Annie Frances Rawls Godwin

Mrs. Annie Frances Rawls Godwin, age 85 of Troy, formerly a resident of Covington County, went to be with her Savior in the early morning of Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

A graveside service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Rawls Baptist Church. Rev. James Hughes and Rev. Wayne Locklar will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home & Cremation Services. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday one hour prior to services.

Mrs. Godwin was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Rev. Rex Godwin on August 31th of this year.  Also, preceded by her parents, brothers & sisters and a son-in-law, David Carpenter.

Survivors include daughters, June (Kenny) Connell, Debby Carpenter; grandchildren, Brandy (Andy) Guy, Dave (Amanda) Carpenter, Debbie (Dave) Woest; great grandchildren, Seve Guy, David and Eli Carpenter, Miles and Max Woest; sister-in-law, Laura Godwin, Ouida Rawls.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Evelyn M. Pate

Mrs. Evelyn M. Pate, age 87 of Andalusia passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, November 18th. She was surrounded by her loving husband, children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Keahey Chapel. Rev. Ed Ganus will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday evening at Keahey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Stephen Martin, Bobby Spurlin, Jaime Harrison, Justin Faust., David Earl Griggs, Michael Barefoot.
Mrs. Pate was the daughter of the late Wilbur Clyde Mayberry and Emily Isabelle Rowell Nall.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving and faithful husband of 56 years, Aaron Cecil Pate of Andalusia
Daughters, Sharon Taylor, Judy Griggs and Carolyn Weeks.
Grandchildren, Melissa K. Boggs, Regina A. Barefoot, Melonie Qualls, Marsha Qualls, Kristina L. Nelson, Stephanie N. Griggs, Joshua C. Martin, Douglas A. Nelson, Stephen P. Martin, Rachel M. Faust.
14 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.
In addition to her loving parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn L. Nelson, a brother, Reginald Mayberry, and a sister, Elizabeth Sirmon.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Angelique Armstrong

Ms. Angelique Lynn Armstrong, age 41 of Andalusia went to be with her Savior, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in a Pensacola hospital, after an acute battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 21 , 2016 at the Keahey Chapel. Her father, Rev. Ray Armstrong will share the message. Musicians will be Martha Cordell and Juanita Jackson. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Hall, Josh Quates, Archie Parker, Craig Lord, Troy Wiggins and Leonard Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of any of the restaurants she had been employed. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Keahey Funeral Home.
Left to cherish her beautiful memory are her parents, Rev. Ray Armstrong and Patricia (Wiggins) Armstrong.  Angelique said, “She had the best daddy in the world!”, her husband and soul mate, Lewis Idleburg, her daughters, Melenie Armstrong,  Iiesha Lane, Latianna Williams and step children, Shantaris Idleburg and Cameron Johnson; one granddaughter, Amillianna Palmer, brothers, Daniel Ray (Teria Archie) Armstrong and Michael Lee Armstrong, all of Andalusia.
Angelique was known well around town, for her smiling face and the wonderful customer service that she gave to everyone who visited a restaurant where she was working. She had been employed with Larry’s Barbeque for many years, had worked at Pizza Hut, Waffle House and other popular restaurants, most recently she was with Captain D’s. With any of her restaurant employments, she quickly moved into a managerial role. One of her favorite times of employment was while being involved in a “Party Planning” business. With that she often played the role of a “clown”. Along with her naturally smiling face, she had many other attributes that made her a wonderful entertainer of people. She learned to play the piano at an early age and began using her talent for God at the age of 16. Long Branch Baptist Church was the first church where she served as church pianist.  At the time of passing, she was the church pianist at First Congregational on Dunson Street, where her father pastored.
As a teenager, she and her brother both were members of the Red Level School band and created a wonderful memory last year when they participated in the Red Level Alumni Band performance.
As her parents had instilled in her, she would try relentlessly to help a person solve any financial or personal problem they had. Also, she would sacrificially keep children that needed a loving, safe environment. She had “taken in” some children in need for as long as a year at the time. She had loved helping coach her daughter’s cheerleading squad at Andalusia Elementary. Her grieving family encourages others to learn from Angelique’s life: to work at what a person enjoys doing and regardless of what a person is going through, keep smiling, find laughter in things and give lots of hugs, and if possible “wear comfortable clothes!”.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mr. B. L. Butler

Mr. B. L. Butler, age 90 of River Falls passed away November 10, 2016 in the Andalusia hospital.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Edward Brittion will officiate. Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include daughters, Edgena Dean Hassell, Betty P. Kendrick, Marie Foshee, Jeanette Malwitz, Mary Jean Cox and sons, Tom Butler and Cylde Butler.

Daughter-in-law, Lucy Butler, sons-in-law, Billy O. Hassell, Mitchell Devone Kendrick, Wheeler Foshee, III, Pete Malwitz;

Sisters, Poly Reno and Nancy Bentz, 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mr. Bobby Jordan

USN Chief Petty Officer Bobby Jordan, 72,  died peacefully in his home on November 6, 2016.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, November 10th at New Hope Congregational Christian Church between Clio and Blue Springs, Alabama ( Co.Rd.23). Rev. Robert Foreman will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Full military rites will be performed by the United States Navy.   Keahey Funeral Home will be directing.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Keahey Funeral Home in Clio. Bobby was born on March 14, 1944 in Blue Springs, Alabama. In September 1963, he joined the United States Navy and served thirty-three in-country months in Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy, he was employed civil service at Ft. Rucker in DRMO until his retirement there. In 1967, he married Patricia Diane Spivey of Brundidge, Alabama. A natural teller of tales, Bobby never met a stranger.  Besides his wife, girls, boys, babies, and birds, he loved Crimson Tide football and reading. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Alcazar Wiregrass Shriners. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Diane Jordan; daughters Patty (Darryl) McCartha, Kristen (Russell) Gibson, Rachael (Brian) Greve, and Heather (Jeremy) Davis;  grandchildren Anthony (Brittney) Adams, Paul and Cody Gibson, Maddie and Jeremiah Davis, Garrett Greve; great-grandchildren, Emily and Ryland Adams;  siblings, Rickey (Janie) English, Patricia Ann Bowden, and Sheila ( LC) Manous.  He is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bobby was predeceased by his parents, Thomas H. Jordan and Connie English, and a sister Connie Sue Brown.