Friday, August 26, 2016

Mrs. Melonie Smith Riseling


Mrs. Melonie Smith Riseling age 39 of Andalusia passed away Tuesday,

August 23,2016 at her residence in Andalusia.



A memorial service will be held 11:00, Monday, August 29, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Travis Day officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing.



Survivors,

Husband, Wesley Riseling of Andalusia, Al.

Sons, Willie Thompson of Simms, Al.

Roger ( Brittany) Chambliss of Leakesville, Ms.

Daughters, Chyanne Greer of Wilmer, Al.

Mittie Chambliss of Andalusia

Brothers, Joe L. Lozano of Andalusia, Al.

Michael Smith of Wilmer, Al.

Sister, Paulette Lozano of Wilmer, Al.

Grandchild, Carey Leigh Chambliss

Infant Bryceton Allen Pate


Infant Bryceton Allen Pate passed away at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 29, 2016 in the Stone Lake Gardens cemetery with Rev. Durwood Cleiland officiating and Keahey Funeral directing.



Survivors,

 Father, Tony Pate of Andalusia

Mother, April Dawn Kelly of Andalusia

Brothers, Hunter Wilson Blair and Hayden Chadwick Blair

Sisters, Hannah Isabelle Blair, Madison Faith Blair and Chloe Pate

Maternal Grandparents, Jerry and Janice Kelley of Andalusia

Paternal Grandparents, Crystal Hall of Red Level

Kim Pate of Andalusia

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mr. James Edward Shehane


Mr. James Edward Shehane age 84 former mayor of Clio died Friday, August 19, 2016 in Montogomery.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Clio Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Long will officiate and an eulogy will shared by his brother-in-law, Billy Price. Special music will be provided by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Stewart.
Burial will follow in the Pea River Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Wilkinson Shehane of Clio;
daughter and son-in-law, Sonya Shehane-Bradford & Jeff Bradford of Montgomery; a daughter-in-law, Debby Shehane, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne & Billy Price of Montgomery; brother and sister-in-law, Howard & Fay Shehane of Columbus, Georgia; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Michael) Stewart; Joshua (Piper) Shehane, David (Joy) Shehane, Timothy Shehane, Gabriel Shehane, Jordan (Tiffany) Bradford, Kaelan Bradford.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Quenette Shehane and a son, Jon Shehane and his parents, Louie Shehane & Versie Herring Shehane.
Mr. Shehane retired from Ft. Rucker where he had worked in aircraft maintence. He served as the Mayor of Clio for 3 terms, 1992 to 2004 and was an active Deacon at the Clio Baptist Church. 
Serving as pallbearers will be David Baker, Pete Johnson, Jordan Bradford, Kaelan Bradford and David Shehane.
In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe made to the V.O.C.A.L., (Victims of Crime and Leniency, P.O. Box 4449, Montgomery, Al, 36103 or the American Cancer Society.

 

Mr. Thomas Johnson, Jr


Mr. Thomas Johnson, Jr. age 62 of Andalusia passed away Monday,

August 15, 2016 at his residence.

Survivors,

Daughter, Tammy Johnson of Jacksonville, Fl.

Brother, Raymond Johnson of Andalusia, Al.

Sister, Debi Henderson of Andalusia

Dian Halford of Andalusia

Donna Kelley of Andalusia

JoAnn Howard of Andalusia

Step father, Joe Howard



Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Preston Johnson, Sr. and Dovie Ruth Howard and brothers, James Steven Johnson and Jon Dale “Hippie” Johnson.



A memorial service will be held Saturday,  August 27, 2016 at the home of Joey Kelley. Funeral arrangements were held by Keahey Funeral Home.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mrs. Jessica Diane Peterson

Mrs. Jessica Diane Peterson age 37 of Tennessee passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Andalusia Regional.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home.

Mr. Lee Johnson

Mr. Lee Johnson age 50 of McKenzie passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mrs. Brenda Denise Childs


Mrs. Brenda Denise Childs age 61 of Andalusia passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Andalusia Regional.



Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Rev. Billy W. Smithart, Sr.


Rev. Billy W. Smithart, Sr. age 76 of Geneva formerly of Andalusia passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at his residence.



Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Joey Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow in the Long Branch Baptist Church cemetery with military honors and Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in the funeral home chapel.

Rev. Smithart pastored many churches in Alabama and Louisiana and his last church was Long Branch Baptist Church.



Survivors,

Wife, Dorothy Smithart of Geneva, Al.

Son, Billy (Stacy) Smithart, Jr. of Geneva, Al.

Daughter, Annette Carber of Ft. Payne, Al.

Brothers, Robert (Jean) Smithart of Andalusia, Al.

Jim Paul (Faye) Smithart of Massachusetts

Cecil (Okie) Smithart of Andalusia, Al.

Sister, Rachel Eddings of Andalusia, Al.

Grandchildren, Shelby Smithart, Luke Smithart, Ian Carber and Aaron Carber



Rev. Smithart was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Gladys Smithart, sister, Betty Smithart, Brothers, Max, Leonard and Carlos Smithart and his son in law, Chris Carber.

Mr. Harley Rogers " Little Buddy" Wytch



Mr. Harley Rogers "Little Buddy" Wytch, age 53 of Andalusia entered into the gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 30th. Days before his passing, the team of specialist at UAB hospital diagnosed him with a rare type of cancer. He fought the disease fervently.

 Harley happily resided with his mother most of his life. They shared many enjoyable hours fishing. Most of which she "out fished" him. She passed away unexpectedly on a fishing trip. Harley greatly grieved her passing. In addition to his mother Inez Smith Wytch's passing, his father, Rodgers Galatians Wytch went to be with the Lord in 2015. Years earlier he was preceded by two brothers, Ricky Ricardo Wytch and Larry Wytch. Leaving to cherish his fun loving life are siblings, Theodore (Kathleen) Smith of Aurora, CO; Shelia Wytch of Iowa City, IA; Royce (Jacqueline) Wytch of Birmingham; Lewis Wytch of Jacksonville, FL; Jacqueline Wytch, Tammie Wytch and Michael Wytch, all of Andalusia; Uncles, Walter Lee Wytch and Harley Ray (Wanda) Wytch, both of Andalusia; Aunts, Mary Smith, Florene Smith and Evangelist Shirley Robertson of Andalusia, nieces and nephews, Tierra, Isaiah, Roycelyn, Geralyn, LaQuisha, Teandra, Tenesia, Iesha, Aasiya, Lauren, Phillip-Michael and Ariyana, 14 great nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and many many friends in Andalusia and any other place Harley had visited. He called the Keahey family his second family.

The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 at First Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Andalusia. Rev. Alfagus Smith will provide the spiritual message. Remembrances will be shared by friends, Rev. Tyrone Hunter and Kymberly Keahey, who he affectionately referred to as "Little Mama".  The comfort prayer and scripture reading will be done by his uncle, Walter Lee Wytch.

Special music will be provided by Linda Benson, his nephew, Phillip-Michael Wytch and friends,

Allison Farris and guitar accompanist, R.J. Keahey. Interment will follow in Marshall Hammonds Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3rd at Keahey Funeral Home.



 Servings as pallbearers, R.J. Keahey, Bridges Anderson, Rev. Tyrone Hunter, Keith Anderson, Keith Parker, Bruce Trawick and Ray Taylor. Honorary pallbearers, Christopher Fowler, Randy Keahey and Derrick Glidewell and co workers from Glidewell Lawn Care and Keahey Funeral Homes.

A 1982 graduate from Straughn High School, Harley served in the United States Army. He worked with the Keahey family in various capacities intermittently for nearly 20 years. One of his favorite positions was driving a carriage for Kym during her time of operating a special occasion carriage service. He also periodically worked at McNeil Vault Co. and with the McNeil Horse Farm. Most recently, he was employed with Glidewell Lawn Care where he was revered for his unmatchable ability to operate a weed eater with unrelenting exuberance. Harley loved Alabama football, fishing and was extremely physically fit most of his adult life. At times, he could easily run from Andalusia to Gantt and back even in the extreme summer temperatures. He was an excellent equestrian and never met a stranger. During his brief stay at UAB hospital and amidst great sickness, he made many friends among the hospital staff. Harley's laughter and friendliness will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mr. Joel Skinner Suggs


Mr. Joel Skinner Suggs age 92 of Andalusia passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his residence.



Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Carl Douglas officiating. Interment will follow in the Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.



Survivors,

Son, Eddie (Kim) Suggs of Cantonment, Fl.

Step son, Gary (Brenda) Biggs of Pensacola, Fl.

Sisters, Alice Grantham of Andalusia, Al.

Mary Harwell of Andalusia, Al.

Nephew, Joel Williams

Niece, Janice Suggs





In leau of flowers, contribution may be made to Southern Care Hospice or the charity of one’s choice.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mrs. Mary Stewart



Mrs. Mary Stewart age 76 of McKenzie passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.



Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow at Stone Lake Gardens Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the chapel.



Survivors,

Husband, Robert Stewart of McKenzie, Al.

Son, Ricky ( Carol) Carpenter of Clanton, Al.

Step son, Larry (Tracey) Stewart of Brewton

Daughters, Debra Reddish of Gantt, Al.

Lynda Dozier of Loango, Al.

Carolyn King of Loango, Al.

Step daughter, Cynthia ( Don) Darby of Castleberry, Al.

Brother, Lavon ( Carlina) Odom of Elba

Sister, Barbara (John) Thompson of Opp

21 Grandchildren

29 Great grandchildren





Mrs. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, AB Odom and  Dessie Rae Odom, her daughters, Sylvia Leverington and Dinah Cook, great grandson, Timothy Jaxon Lee Harrelson, brothers, Jerry Odom and Chuck Odom and sister, Sabra Cunningham.