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

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.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mrs. Courtney D. Roberson

Mrs. Courtney D. Roberson age 22 of Brewton passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in a Brewton hospital.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016 in the River Falls Cemetery with Rev. Michael Cosey officiating.  The family will recieve friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday,
April 8, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ms.B.J. Lanier

Ms. B.J. Lanier age 31 of Andalusia passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at her residence.

A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016  at
Mrs. Linda McLellands’ residence: 11285 Pinehill Rd. Andalusia, Al. 36420.

Father, Jerry Lanier of Montgomery
Mother and step father, Linda McLelland ( Brad) of Andalusia
Son, Mitch McLelland of Andalusia
Brother, Jonathan Lanier
Sisters, Heather Watson and Jenna Lanier
Several aunts and uncles

Longtime best friend and soul mate, Bill Bullard

Mr. Thomas Bibb Cottle, Jr.

Mr. Thomas Bibb Cottle, Jr. age 76 of Gantt passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Andalusia Hospital.  Mr. Cottle was a life long resident of the Dunn’s Bridge Community.

He is survived by his children Angela Cottle Butler ( late Richard “Rickey” Butler) of Dallas, Ga. and John Cottle of Gantt, Al. Four grandchildren Brandon and Annie Butler and Lexie and Mandi Cottle. Mr. Cottle was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Bibb Cottle, Sr. and Lavonia Ann Baisden Cottle and his son in law, Richard “Rickey” Butler.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Keahey Funeral Home with services Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., at the Keahey chapel with Reverend Wayne Sharpe officiating. Burial will be at Cold Water Congregational Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Nathan McCormick, Daron Bulger, Craig Cottle, Glenn Cottle, Jimmy Cottle and Michael Cottle.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers donation be made to the Cold Water Congregational Church cemetery fund: c/o Mary Janice Cottle, 31303 Cottle Creek Rd. Andalusia, Al. 36421

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mrs. Mary Frances Shehane

Mrs. Mary Frances Shehane age 93 of Clio passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel in Clio with Rev. Randy Adams officiating and burial following in the Antioch cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing. 

Son, John Shehane of Clio
Daughters, Caroline ( Larry ) Adamson of Brundidge
Anita ( Curt ) Goodson of Ozark
Grandchildren, Kim (David) Craddock, April ( Derrick ) Hicks, Brittany ( Chris ) Owings
Chris ( Tracy ) Adamson and Kevin ( Melanie ) Adamson
Great grandchildren, Mark Craddock, Alaina Owings, Zackary Adamson, Amber Price,
Brandi Adamson, Elizabeth Adamson, Autumn Adamson, Chelsey Adamson and Chasity Adamson
7 Great great grandchildren
Sisters, Ouida Sasser and Wavie Hartzog

Mrs. Shehane was preceded in death by her husband, John Reid Shehane, Sr.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Gerald Allen Norton

Gerald Allen Norton, 71 of Clio, Alabama died March 22, 2016, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama, following a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  A celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Pea River Presbyterian Church in Clio, Alabama, followed by a graveside service at the church cemetery.  The service will be officiated by The Rev. Eleanor Drake Whitelaw of St. James Episcopal Church in Eufaula and directed by Keahey Funeral Home of Clio.  Mr. Norton was born in Columbus, Georgia and was a graduate of Columbus High School and attended Columbus College.   After leaving Columbus College, he worked in the engineering department at a textile mill in downtown Columbus.  After leaving the textile industry, he worked for many years at Leon Jordan Marine in Columbus.   He pursued his love of boats and started a small boat manufacturing company where he worked until he was burned in a tragic auto accident in Cincinnati, Ohio while delivering a load of boats.  After a long recovery, he moved to his beloved family farm in Clio, Alabama where he was surrounded by his Norton and Sconyers relatives.  He was active in Barbour County politics and served as the town clerk in Clio from 1978 to 1988.  After leaving his job as the town clerk, he worked at Dan Easterling Fertilizer Company and SunSouth Bank with his good friend Bill Strickland.  After retiring from SunSouth Bank on April 4, 2012, he enjoyed tending to the farm that has been in his family for over 100 years and spending time with his neighbors, friends, and grandchildren, who he adored.
He served in the Georgia National Guard and in 1988 he was appointed an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp in the Alabama State Militia by Gov. George C. Wallace.  He served on the Wiregrass Mental Health Board (1987-2009) and the Barbour County Industrial Development Board until his death.  He was well respected for his political insight and his advice was often sought on local political issues.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel Norton of Columbus, Georgia and Clio, Alabama.  He is survived by his sister Carol Norton Bell (Jerry) of Smyrna, GA and longtime friend, companion, girlfriend of more than thirty years, Regina Reilly of Eufaula, AL and her extended family Cindy Baggett Barr of Phenix City, AL; Dee Baggett Evans (Don) of Pine Mountain, GA; Colette B. Barricks (Eric) of Westerville, OH; Courtney R. Potthoff (Kevin) of Eufaula, AL; and grandchildren, Reilly Potthoff, Reid Potthoff, and Ashley Barricks. 
Pallbearers are Shane Carpenter, Andy Long, Judge Matt Horne, Dr. Tommy Horne, Tripp Horne, Allen Knight, Jimmy Knight, and Travis Strickland.  Honorary Pallbearers are Joe Carpenter, Buck Baxter, Charles Faulk, David Grice, John Nix, Danny Pelham, Guise Lawson, Bill Strickland, Joe Strickland, and Boyd Whigham.

In lieu of followers, memorial gifts may be made to Spectracare Health Systems, P.O. Box 1245, Dothan, AL, 36302.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mr. Kenneth Lee Baker

Mr. Kenneth Lee Baker age 83 of Andalusia passed away Monday, March 21, 2014 in the Nolan Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 25, 2016 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tim Morgan and Rev. Roger Lee officiating. The family will receive friends from
6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2015 in the chapel.

Wife, Susie Baker of Andalusia
Sons, Randy Baker of Andalusia
Kenny ( Vicky ) Baker of Andalusia
Brothers, Bobby Joe Baker of Winter Haven, Fl.
Curtis Baker of Straughn, Al.
Sister, Marilyn ( John ) Odom of Andalusia
Grandchildren, Justin Baker and Alan ( Shonda ) Baker
Great grandchildren, Kaylee Baker and Preston Baker
Step sons, Ryan Copeland, Shannon Copeland, Drexel Copeland and Kraig Copeland

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by two sisters, Olene Hodges and Edna Duncan and a brother, Billy Joe Baker.