Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ms. Lauren Brooke Strickland

Ms. Lauren Brooke Strickland, age 20 of Clio passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in an automobile accident in Pike County.


Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Sykes Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Kenneth Andrews will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sykes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Keahey Funeral Home of Clio chapel. Flowers will be accepted or contributions to charity of one choice.



Father, Lawrence William Strickland of Clio

Mother, Tonia Helms of Clio

Sisters, Carson Strickland of Clio

Kinsley Strickland of Clio

Maternal grandparents, Walter Haran ( Windy ) Helms of Clio

Paternal grandfather, Joe ( Abbie ) Strickland of Skipperville

Paternal grandmother, Judy Strickland of Louisville

Aunts and Uncles, Pamela H. ( Michael ) Moates of Clio

Glenn ( Onna) Helms of Troy

Dana Strickland ( Brian ) Floyd of Troy

Clay ( Jenny ) Strickland

Cousins, Jacob Moates, Addison Helms, Hudson Helms, Hannah Floyd, Spencer Floyd and

Emory Strickland

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mrs. Margaret Ann "Peggy" Whatley

Mrs. Margaret Ann “ Peggy”  Whatley, age 60 of Brewton passed away October 10, 2014 at the Westgate Village Nursing Home.

A memorial services was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.  Kymberly Keahey officiated.  

Husband, Jack Whatley of Andalusia
Sons, Robert Walker, Jason boody and Ray Sellers
Daughters, Tresa Hickman of Hattisburg, Ms.
Sister, Jackie Sheil
Sister in law, Starlene Sullivan
Several Grandchilderen
Several Great Grandchildren
Special friend Joyce Sumlin

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mr. Elmer Ganus

Mr. Elmer Wayne Ganus, age 71 of Andalusia passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Mizell Memorial.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.  Rev. Ed Ganus will be officiating. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens with Keahey Funeral Home directing. Family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

Wife, Myrtle R. Ganus of Andalusia Son, Joey ( Nathena ) Ganus of Maryville, Tn.
Daughters, Kay ( Brian Chance ) Brannon of Gantt
Diane G. ( Mike ) Watson of Red Level
Jennifer ( Kenneth ) Burgans of Gantt
Wendy ( Russell ) Thompson of Andalusia
Joni ( Larry ) Brown of Andalusia
Brother, Rev. Ed ( Aubrene ) Ganus of Andalusia
Sister, Jeanette Powell of Andalusia
Grandchildren, Dana Brannon, Duston Brannon, Anthony Carter, Hannah Carter, Alex Thompson, Ali Brown, Taylor Brown and Isaac Ganus
Great grandchild, Hayden Brannon
8 Step grandchildren

Mr. Carlton Barrow

Mr. Carlton Hall Barrow, age 57 of the Pleasant Home Community passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Judge Ashley McKathan and Rev. Fred Kelley will officiate.  Burial will follow in Zion Rock Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Keahey Funeral Home.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 21st Century Oncology of Andalusia.

He is survived by his mother, Ramona Franklin Barrow
Brothers John W. (Dianne) Barrow of Millbrook
James Gary (Vicky) Barrow of Andalusia
Sisters, Rose Ann Barrow ( Gary ) Shaw
Carolyn (Jimmy) Golden of Dothan
Mary Barrow (Rodney) Norris, Andalusia
Ashley W. Barrow of Houston
Niece and nephew, Julie Monger, Ronald David Barrow, John Wesley Barrow, Christopher Barrow, Michael Barrow, Courtney Shaw McGough, Kenneth W. Shaw, Brooks Sterns, Katie Hughes, Bryan Norris, Stephanie Barrow
17 great nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father, John Hinton Barrow.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Mr. Arthur Dan Pratt

Mr. Arthur Dan Pratt of Clio, age 64, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Flowers Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Sikes Creek Baptist Church.  Rev. Kenneth Andrews will be officiating.  Family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church.  Keahey Funeral Home will be in charge of services.

Son, Robert Daniel ( Angelia ) Pratt of Clio
Brother, Spencer Houk Pratt Jr. of Georgia
Sisters, Ann White
June McDaniel
Pat McDuffie
Grandchildren, Evan Waylon Pratt
Lakyn Danielle Pratt

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mrs. Deborah Helms Long

Deborah Helms Long on October 8, 2014 at 12:08am, Deborah Long, age 62, went home to be with Jesus after a long illness with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Deborah was born on February 1, 1952, to Travis E. Helms and Carolyn W. Helms, in Blue Springs, Alabama.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Travis Helms. 

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bobby Long, as well as her 3 children—Tabetha Portz (Stan) of Blue Springs, Craig Long (Beth) of Clio, and Charisse Murphy (Matt) of Ariton; 8 Grandchildren—Justin Portz, Dylan Portz, Mallory Portz, Baylee Long, Mary Beth Long, Emma Claire Long, Cooper Murphy, and Luke Murphy; her Mother Carolyn Helms of Blue Springs; 2
brothers—Larry Helms(Donna) of Eufaula and Vince Helms(Betty) of Prattville; also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Deborah graduated as an R.N. in 1985 and worked many years at Dale County Hospital as Head Nurse, retiring in 2006. She was a very compassionate worker and leader, giving her allto her
patients as well as co-workers. Her laughter and beautiful smile were always contagious. She was a holy woman, as she served God to the fullest, as well as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter. She was a member of Rhema Baptist Church, in Blue Springs. She was a church pianist for most of her life. She loved spending time with those she loved, as family was very important to her. She was passionate about life and had a determination thatwas second to none. Pallbearers are nephews, Dusty Helms, Richard Helms, Rhon Robinette and Tra Long, and cousins, Steve Wilkinson, David Wilkinson 
and Stuart Eiland.

The Viewing will be from 5:30-8:00pm Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Keahey FuneralHome.

Services will be held at Pine Level Baptist Church [1110 County Road 33 Louisville, Alabama 36048] on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00pm. Services will be officiated by Bobby and Craig
Long, followed by burial at the Long Farm [686 County Road 23 Clio, Alabama 36017] under the direction of Keahey FuneralHome of Clio.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ms. Connie Lynn Qualls

Ms. Connie Lynn Qualls, age 40 passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at her residence.


A graveside service will be held 10:00a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Randall Jackson, Rev. Dennis Knowles and Rev. Roger Grandstaff will be officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.



Mother, Patricia Ann Biggs Qualls of Opp

Brother, Jeffery Dewayne ( Misty Christine ) Qualls of Opp

Sisters, Kimberly Dawn ( Ollie ) Chatham of Opp

Melissa Gale ( Charlie Joe ) Johnson of Opp

Maternal Grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Biggs of Andalusia

Aunts and Uncles, Pat Burckhauter, Nancy Bedsole, Windell ( Deb ) Qualls, Chris Biggs, Darlene Korpolewski, Cindy ( Wade ) Garett, Gale ( Randall ) Jackson and Tajawanna ( Donnie ) Carnley

Nieces and Nephews, Paige Johnson, Courtney Chatham, Naomi Qualls, Trey Johnson, C.J. Johnson, Cody Chatham, Levi Qualls, Chase Qualls and Walker Qualls.


Ms. Qualls was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Wayne Qualls.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mrs. Florence R. Holloway

Mrs. Florence R. Holloway, age 91 of Andalusia passed away

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 in the Andalusia Manor.


 Graveside funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

 Rev. Billy Boles will be officiating.



Sons & Daughter-in-law, Mike ( Sherry ) Holloway of Andalusia

Daughter & Son-in-law, Carolyn ( Terry ) Turner of Andalusia

Grandchildren, Carrie ( Clay ) Thomasson of Oxford, MS.

Micalyn ( Scotty ) Kelley of Andalusia

Amy Turner of Andalusia

Andrew Holloway of Tuscaloosa

Great grandchildren, Brylon Kelley, Hampton Thomasson,

 Louanna Thomasson, Baylor Kelley


Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert H. Holloway.