Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Abercrombie Shaw

Mrs. Margaret Abercrombie Shaw, age 91 of Clio passed away Sunday, May 30, 2016 in the Troy Nursing Facility.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Abercrombie Shaw will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Richland Baptist Church. Rev. Bobby Parness will be officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services at the church. In leau of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gideon International Fund, 1038 Woodley Rd., Montgomery, Al. 36106.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mr. Marvin Ray Stephens

Mr. Marvin Ray Stephens age 71 of Florala, Al. passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2016 at Keahey Funeral Home chapel in Lockhart, Al. with Rev. Ed Britton and minister Kathy Gore officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Stephens was an avid outdoorsman. Fishing, hunting and cooking out were just a few of the things he enjoyed doing along with spending time with his family and friends. He always loved having a good time.

Survivors include niece and also caretaker, Debra and Clyde Odom and Kimberly Mehegan all of Florala, Al.

Brother, Fred ( Carolyn ) Stephens of Crestview, Fl.

Sisters, Irma Watford of Florala, Al.

Dot Mixon of Enterprise, Al.

Nell Threadgill of Lockhart, Al.

Sue ( Bo) Rambo of Milton, Fl.

Step sons, Michael (Molly ) Jones of Birmingham, Al.

Stephen ( Deana)  Jones of Mobile, Al.

Adam Jones of Pearl, Ms.  

Mr. Stephens is preceded in death by his brothers, John W. Stephens, Clarence Stephens and Jesse Stephens, and a sister, Margie Bishop.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mrs. Lula “Rebecca” Blankenship

Mrs. Lula “Rebecca” Blankenship age 76 of Andalusia passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Zion Hill Baptist Church with
Rev. Roger Lee and Rev. Frank Mcvay officiating. Burial following in the church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at
Keahey Funeral Home and at the church 30 min prior to services.

Sons, Dennis ( Sherry ) Fleming of Vera Beach, Fl.
David ( Melinda) Fleming of Andalusia
Daughter, Pam ( Art ) Benzee of Andalusia
Brothers, Paul ( Debby) Henderson of Andalusia
Galford ( Bertha ) Henderson of Andalusia
Sister, Barbara Ballard of Andalusia
12 Grandchildren

20 Great grandchildren

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mr. Terry Preston Chesser

Mr. Terry Preston Chesser age 78 of Andalusia passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Baptist Hospital In Pensacola, FL.


Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Fairmount Baptist Church with Rev. John Bell officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.   The family will receive friends starting 30 minutes prior to time of services.



1 Son

2 Daughters

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mr. Clyde Faust

Mr. Clyde L. Faust age 84 of Red Level passed away, Saturday, May 7, 2016.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2016 in the Sweet Home Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Larry Smith officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friend one hour prior to services at the Sweet Home Baptist Church.

Wife, Geraldine Faust of Red Level, Al.
Sons, Wayne Lee ( Kim ) Faust of Thomasville, Al.
Steve Lavon ( Jana ) Faust of McKenzie, Al.
Daughter, Sharon Lynn ( Byron ) Presley of Folkston, Ga.
5 Grandchildren
1 Great grandchild

Pallbearers, Cliff Faust, Alex Faust, Jacob Faust, Ethan Faust, Dustin Faust and Steven Cook.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Rev. James Carl Turman

Rev. James Carl Turman, 72, of Red Level, AL, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at the Andalusia Church of God (101 Adellum Drive, Andalusia, AL, 36420). The family will receive friends from 1:00-5:30PM with the memorial service following at 6 p.m. Rev. Turman’s interment will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30AM at the South Church of God.  A second Celebration of Life service will be held at Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Rd., Mobile, AL, on Friday evening, April 22, 2016, with the family receiving friends at 4:00PM and a memorial service following at 6:00PM. Those wishing to sign Rev. Turman’s guestbook may do so at www.keaheyfuneralhome.com

Rev. Carl Turman was born January 28, 1944 in Andalusia, AL to James Vernon and Louise (Paulk) Turman. He served as Ordained Bishop and Pastor of several Church of God churches in the Covington County area for 38 years. He worked as a Federal/State meat inspector for the Department of Agricultural Industries of Alabama for 28 years. Presently, he was serving the wonderful people of Covington County as the District 4 County Commissioner.  Nothing pleased Mr. Turman more than serving people, and he was a tremendously giving individual. He believed strongly in Jesus Christ, and his faith was the reason he served so devotedly. He lived with a conviction that one person can make a difference in the world if they are willing to care enough to serve others. On May 26, 1962, he married the love of his life Bobbie Morris Turman of Red Level, AL. He enjoyed singing and making music and for many years sang with “Carl Turman and the Craig Brothers Gospel Bluegrass Band”. He then continued the tradition of music with his own family, “The Turman Family,” and presently singing and playing with “The Turman Bluegrass Gospel Band” while traveling all over the country making music for Jesus and donating all the proceeds to people battling cancer and other sicknesses, assisting people by meeting their needs. Rev. Carl Turman was preceded in death by his father, James V. Turman, mother, Louise Alred, sisters Ellouise Horn and Betty Barcia. Rev. Turman is survived by his wife, Bobbie Turman, sons James Larry (Debbie) Turman of Andalusia AL, and Joseph C. “Joey” (Lee Ann) Turman of Mobile, AL, five Grandchildren Troy (Carie) Turman of Andalusia AL, Leah Turman of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Carlee, Cade, and Carston Turman of Mobile, AL, three great grandchildren Betsy, Ben, and Brock Turman of Andalusia, AL, Sister Wanda (Johnny) Authement of Pensacola, FL, Brothers Terry Turman Orlando, Fl and Ricky Turman of Milton, Fl  and many other relatives and friends. In honor of his incredible heart to serve and assist people, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Jude Hospital in the name of Rev. James Carl Turman.  

Mrs. Dora Mae Nelson

Mrs. Dora Mae Nelson age 53 of Red Level passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the Conecuh Baptist Church.  Rev. Randal Jackson will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Keahey Funeral Home will be directing.

Husband, Oliver Mason Nelson, Jr.
Mother, Dorthy Ann Teel of Andalusia
Sons, Billy Joe Ammons of Red Level
Kevin Nelson of Brewton
 Charley Nelson of Brewton
 Joseph Nelson of Brewton
Daughters, Christy Tucker of Andalusia
Hope Estis of Andalusia
Brothers, Joe Jones of Andalusia
Casey Jones of Andalusia

6 Grandchildren

Rev. James Carl Turman

Rev. James Carl Turman age 71 of Red Level passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 in a Andalusia hospital.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Jo Ann Johnson

Cope- Keahey Funeral Home
Evergreen, Alabama

Ms. Jo Ann Johnson, age 61 of Evergreen passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the home of her son, Michael L. Johnson of Monroeville, Al., when Jesus fulfilled his promise and took her home to be with Him.  Funeral services will be held  2:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Cope-Keahey Funeral Home of Evergreen, Al with Rev. Ghani Dykes officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Owassa, Al with Cope-Keahey Funeral Home of Evergreen directing. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Flowers will be accepted. Mrs. Johnson was born on February 26, 1955, in Escambia County, Fl to the late George Morris, Jr. and Ida Mae Diamond Morris. She loved unconditionally, and in return, she was loved by all who knew her. She was a devoted mother, sister, Grandmother, and friend, and she leaves a legacy of love, service, compassion, and joy. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a lifetime member of Olive Branch Baptist Church. Jo Ann graduated from Evergreen High School in 1973. She loved the outdoors, gardening, & cooking for her family. In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles (Dickey) Johnson and sisters, Diane Morris Cottles and Janice Johnson proceeded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories, her children Michael and Julie Johnson, Monroeville, Al., and Timothy and Stephanie Johnson of Excel, Al., a fiance’ Gerald Johnson of Evergreen, brothers, Buggey & Gayle Weaver of Andalusia, Al., Joey and Robyn Johnson of Poach, Al., Sisters, Terri and Sam Nobles of Evergreen, Al., Angie Johnson of Irvington, Al; 9 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice and Monroeville Church of the Nazarene for all they did for Jo Ann and her family.