Mrs. Mary “Dot” Burkett Adams
age 84 of Andalusia passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Andalusia Manor.
Funeral services will be held
11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2015 in the Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart
chapel. Rev. Tim Morgan will be officiating.Interment will follow in the Smyrna Baptist Church cemetery. The family
will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2015 in the
Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart chapel.
Son, Wade ( Bea) Adams of
Grandchildren, Derek ( Nicole
) Adams of Andalusia
Melysa Bedsole of Andalusia
Stacy ( Diana ) McCart
Amy ( Terrell ) Smith of
Great grandchildren, Hailey
Adams, Cameron Adams, Cheyenne Adams, Lexy McCart, Austin McCart, Tra Bedsole,
Mahayla Fry and Brooke Russell
Several nieces and nephews
Mrs. Adams was preceded in
death by her husband, Dallas Wayland Adams, her parents, Lambert Bud and Faye
Burkett, her brother, James Burkett and her sister, Phylis Becton.
Mrs. Juanita Martin Fain,
age 87, of Andalusia, AL passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Andalusia
Regional Hospital.She was born in Andalusia, AL, March 17, 1928.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 4,
2015 at the Keahey Funeral Home. 206 Stanley Ave, Andalusia, ALRev. Gary Miller will be officiating. Interment will follow at
the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. 1101 Stanley Ave. Andalusia, AL with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The
family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2015 at
Keahey Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The
American Foundation for the Blind or a charitable organization of your choice.
Mrs.Fain was preceeded in death by her Parents, Frank Travis
Martin and Nellie Beatrice Maddox Martin, and brother Rev. Ben Travis Martin.
She is survived by;
Husband, Hebert Augustas Fain of Andalusia, AL
Son, Jerry (Kathy) Campbell of Homosassa, FL
Daughters, Sharon McCardell of Andalusia, AL
Cindy ( Marty ) Vreeland of Bloomfield, NJ.
Grandchildren, Wendy Deans,Rachael Helton,Dawn Abbott,Shawn McCardell, and David Vreeland
Great Grandchildren, Chealsea Hartmann, Alex Deans, Aiden Helton, Addison Helton, Ava Hall, and Anastasia Abbott
Great-Great Grandchildren, Avigail Hartmann, Tristen Hartmann, Adrianna Hartmann and Robert Wigglesworth
Master Sgt. Lawrence Leonard
“Gus” Portz age 80 of Clio passed away, Monday, August 17, 2015 at his
Funeral services for retired Master Sgt. Lawrence Leonard “Gus”
Portz will be
11:00 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Alabama State
Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL. with full military honors. The
family will receive friends Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m., at
Keahey Funeral Home in Clio.
Ms. Ethel Meisels, age 95 of
Baker, Florida passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at her caregiver’s residence
in Andalusia. She was accompanied by her daughter, Vickey Tiel and close
Ethel Kipnes was born in
Hudson NY, the Hudson that has become today one of the hangouts of the New York
City arts community. Her father owned Hudson's only soda pop factory, producing
creme soda and root beer in pale green bottles with Kipnes Bottling Hudson in
giant relief across the top.
Ethel lived on Fairview Avenue
in a house on a hill overlooking the picturesque mountain town. She had big
dreams to become a fashion designer in NewYork. Her mother sewed most of her
dresses and Ethel bought all the fashion magazines in the thirties and learned
to sketch and eventually sew her own dresses. World War 11 put and end to her
fashion dreams and she moved to Washington to work as a secretary for the war
There, she met and fell in
love with a handsome Russian, David Tiel. He was a man with his own dream to
become an architect and a builder of homes in the Maryland suburbs. They
married, had a daughter, Vicky and divorced when ultra-conservative, David
discovered his wife had a secret passion for expensive shoes.
Very slim, a chic beauty and always
fashionable, Ethel had no trouble finding husband number two, a top government
official. Together they moved with teenage Vicky, to leafy Chevy Chase,
Maryland, where Ethel had the perfect fifties housewife-life of Country clubs,
Cadillacs, and backyard pools. Ethel could not play the housewife for very
long. After a few months, she signed up for fine art school at American
University, and after graduating in 1956, began a 55 year career of painting in
oil and sketching in pen and ink, in large notebooks as she traveled the world
with her international tax man, Milton Meisels.
In 1975 Ethel Kipnes had a one woman's art
show in the Avanti Gallery in Georgetown, Washington DC. The sellout success
was enough for Ethel to continue to believe in her gifts and to continue oil
painting. Her paintings were mostly figures, often on very large canvas, and
yet she never had another show, as her paintings were her “babies”. She could
not part with a single one.
Every few years Ethel flew to France to visit
her daughter who became the fashion designer, (Vicky Tiel ) the Parisien
Couturier of her mother's dreams. There Ethel painted in her daughter's top
floor studio in Normandy. Often mother and daughter painted side by side, in
the converted grenier of Vicky's sixteenth century mill house near Giverny.
In Normandy, in the seventies
and the eighties, Ethel was inspired by Monet, Matisse and Bonnard and her
canvases changed with their new broad strokes and more vibrant colors that were
inspired by the French Fauve movement. Her previous darker oil paintings of the
nineteen fifties had evolved into the bright earthen tones by the eighties as
she grew in confidence and happiness from her years in France, close to the
homes of her idols.
She had her first art show at 92 in 2012 at
LAAC in Andalusia, Al. and was a member of the National Association of Womens
Artists showing 4 times in NY at Po Kim gallery on Layfayette St. and Nawa on
The family will receive
friends at Keahey Funeral Home on Thursday evening being at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
A graveside service will be
held 10:15 a.m., Friday at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.
Curry, age 85 of Westville, Florida, Holmes County passed away Saturday, August
15, 2015 at the family residence in Defuniak Springs, Florida (Caney Creek
Community, North Walton County).
services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2015 at Grace Baptist Church
in Ponce de Leon, Florida.The family
will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m., until time of services.
Rev. Paul Davis
and Rev. Wilber Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in the Westville
City Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart officiating.
worked for Florida Department of Transportation for 35 years. In his later
years, he also worked for the City of Westville and served on the City Counsel
for Westville. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and could often be found fishing
on the Choctahatchee River with his best friend, Paul Sasnett, who he thought
of as a brother.
include his wife of 50 years, Jessie Mae Gill Curry of Westville, Florida; two
sons, John H. Curry and his wife, Pat of Tallahassee; Ron Curry and his wife,
Josey of Tallahassee. Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Sisters-in-law, Jaunita Gill Reddick, Anice Gill Franklin, Adice Gill Mathews,
Esther Gill Edwards; Brothers-in-law, Lester Gill and wife, Shelia Davis Gill
all of Defuniak Springs.
wish to extend a special thank you to the Gill and Sasnett Family and the
Emerald Coast Hospice for their love and support during this difficult time.
Mr. J.C. Williams, Jr., age 52
of Opp passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held
11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel. Rev.
Keith Hornsby and Rev. Jerry Elmore will be officiating. The family will
receive friends one hour prior to service in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.
Wife, Kimberly Williams
Children, Kimberly and Jerald
Joshua, Brittany, Christopher
and Michael Williams
Numerous nieces and nephews
One special niece, Courtney
Mother in law, Donna Holland
Mr. Williams was preceded in
death by his parents, Jc and Joyce Williams and grandchild, Alexander McKenzie.