Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mr. Huber J Hutto


Mr. Hubert J. Hutto, age 82 passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Andalusia Regional.


Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Keahey Funeral Home. Bro. Carl Parker and Bro. Mike Medley will be officiating.  A Eulogy will be given by Mr. Hutto’s grandson, Shannon Hutto.  Interment will follow in the Stone Lake Gardens cemetery with military honors and Keahey Funeral Home directing.  Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2014 in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.



Wife, Alvie Hutto of Andalusia

Sons, Tommy ( Rebecca ) Hutto of Sanford

Bobby ( Michelle ) Hutto of Andalusia

Robert ( Regina ) Hutto of Mobile

Kenny ( Pamela  ) Hutto Sr. of New York

Daughters, Gail ( Glenn ) Worley of Andalusia

Barbara ( Chad ) Hupman of Missouri

19 Grandchildren

38 Great Grandchildren


Mr. Hutto was preceded in death by his father, Doc Hutto, his mother, Effie Lawson, siblings and a grandson.


Pallbearers, Doug Hutto, Jason Hutto, Curtis Hutto, Hunter Worley, Shannon Hutto and Kenneth Hutto, Jr.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mr. Tip Campbell and Mrs. Donna Campbell


Mr. Tip Campbell, age 62 and Mrs. Donna Campbell, age 56 of Rose Hill “went to the barn and saddled their horses for the last time,” on the day of Monday, October 27, 2014. The couple lost their lives late that evening in an ATV accident near the entrance to their home, Circle “C”, Campbell Farms on Hammett Road. The couple had gone to Tip’s son’s home to pick up a chair that needed repair. The couple had devised a wagon to pull behind the ATV to transport the chair. Tip loved devising ways to do things most efficiently.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia.  The couple will be transported to the First Baptist Church by a wagon drawn by their personal mules, Jasper and Sassafras.  The couple’s caskets will be placed in the church at 12 o’clock. Close friend and State Representative, Mike Jones will open the funeral service by reading the cowboy prayer. Close friend and companion trail rider, Rev. Durwood Cleland and family friend
Rev. Barry Wilkinson will officiate the service.  Close friend and companion trail rider, Kymberly Keahey will share a eulogy honoring  the couple’s legacy. Lamar Morris will provide special cowboy spiritual music.  The couple will be laid to rest at the Rose Hill Church of Christ Cemetery located on Collie dirt road. The couple had ridden the dirt road countless times through the years, many times surrounded by fellow horse riding friends and many, many times just the two of them.  At the cemetery, military honors will be performed for Tip and the flag will be presented by Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks.
The family will receive friends 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Keahey Funeral Home. 
The couple is survived by
 Tip’s children,
Son, Daniel (Lisa) Campbell and their children, Lane & Madison Campbell, who live next door to Tip and Donna.
Son, Michael Campbell of Trussville
Son, Chris Watley of Opp
Tip’s sister, Suzanna Campbell of Opp
Tip’s first wife and the mother to his children, Sheila Campbell of Geneva
Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his father, Kernace Daniel Campbell and his mother Helen Grider Campbell.
Donna’s survivors
Her children,
Son, Ron Harness of Andalusia and his children, Katie Kinsman and Alexandrea Kinsman, Juliet Kinsman, Isabell Kinsman
Daughter, Summer Harness and her children, Joshua Campbell, Lydia Poore and Noah Poore.
All of Andalusia
Her brothers, Roger (Janice) Crunk
Kenneth Crunk
Richard Crunk
Robert (Teresa) Crunk
Her sisters, Marion Crunk
Patricia (Jerry) Jones, all of Tennessee
Donna’s first husband and the father to her children, Ronal Harness.
Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her father, Lenard Harvey Crunk and her mother, Mildred Elizabeth Crunk, and two sisters, Emma and Jane.
The funeral cortege of hearses departing from the church enroute to Rose Hill Church of Christ Cemetery will stop at the pasture adjacent to Tip’s son’s home on Hammett Road and place the couple’s caskets on the  wagon drawn by their mules.
Any equestrian friends desiring to follow the horse drawn wagon can make arrangement to have their horses at that location, 29317 Hammett Road.  The funeral directors will give time for those attending the service to depart from the First Baptist Church to have their horses at that site.
Serving as pallbearers for the couple will be some of their closest friends, Ladon Dewrell, Randy Keahey, R.J. Keahey, his grandson, Joshua Campbell, his grandson, Lane Campbell, close friend, Dr. Roger Boyington, close friend, Dr. Shannon Cobb, Sheriff Dennis Meeks, Sheriff deputy posse, Joe Barton, Rev. Steve Dohoney and son, Bryan Dohoney, close friends, Christopher Fowler, Scotty Carter, Scott Dutton, Charles Poore, Rex Jones, and Pete Anderson.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be officers with the Covington County Sheriff’s posse. Tip took great pride in his service to the Covington County Sheriff’s posse.  Also, his close friends Bobby Whatley, Joe Rawls and Elliot Wheeler.
Some of Tip’s closest friends were planning a surprise birthday party for him in November. The surprise celebration was to also commemorate  this year as being his 50th year of training horses.  Tip and Donna cared, trained and loved many, many types of farm animals through the years. A visit to their farm would yield seeing mules, horses, miniature cows, various breeds of dogs, barn cats, peacocks, guineas, various breeds of chickens. The horse that took Tip’s heart for nearly 30 years was his many time prize winning Palamino walking horse named “Buddy”. Through the years, the dog that stole the couple’s heart was a dog named “Jake”.  Jake was a border collie and husky mix and a highly skilled herding dog trained to Tip’s commands. Jake was a fixture in the couple’s wagon for many years until the dog was stolen from their farm.
Tip retired from Shaw Industries and worked as a long haul truck driver for several years. He served in the U.S. Army. Donna worked a long side Tip every day helping him with his Horse Training and Breaking Business. She recently had started to work as an administrative assistant for Dr. Cobb in his Chiropractic business. Donna loved her job with Dr. Cobb.  Tip and Donna founded the Covington County Mule Club and kept it active in Covington County for several years organizing several successful state mule shows hosted at the Covington Arena.
A horse accident that nearly took Tip’s life several years ago, became the pinnacle for Tip joining Donna in accepting Jesus as his Savior. With that change in Tip’s life, he became extremely dedicated to studying the Bible and attending church. He attended Rose Hill Church of Christ which his forefathers had helped found. Most recently, Tip and Donna became active members in Open Heaven Church in Andalusia and close friends with Rev. Steve and Mary Dehoney and their son, Bryan. Tip sang a solo at the church the Sunday prior to his death.
To honor the memory of Tip and Donna’s lives and their love for the western way of life, those attending are encouraged to wear boots.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mrs. Betty Harper

Mrs. Betty Harper, age 68 of Gantt, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Andalusia Regional Hospital.


Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m.,Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Billy Boles will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the Goodhope Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.  The family will receive friends from 6:00- 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at Keahey Funeral Home.




Husband, Lee Douglas Harper of Gantt

Daughter, Patti ( Danny ) Hidle of Geneva

Sons, Byron Harper of Gantt

John ( Bobbie Jo ) Harper of Gantt

Lee Douglas Harper Jr. of Gantt

Brother, Austin ( Jean ) Bozeman of Gantt

Grandchildren, Jody ( Catherine ) Spann II

Javin Spann, Jordan Spann, Colby Hidle, Laken Harper, Marina Harper, Brittany Harper.

Great grandchildren, Jordyn Skanes, Karmyn Harper, Elizabeth Parnell, Tristyn Harper Marshall.


Mrs. Betty Harper was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Earnest Harper in 1998.

Mrs. Thelma Huckaba

Mrs. Thelma Huckaba, age 67 of Andalusia, passed away Tuesday,

October 21, 2014 at Andalusia Regional Hospital.


Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m.,Friday, October 24, 2014 in the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Wayne Sharpe will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ables Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.  The family will receive friends  from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2014  at Keahey Funeral Home. 



Sons, Michael Huckaba of Andalusia

Barney Randall ( Anette ) Huckaba of Red Level

Donald Ray Huckaba of Gantt

Trammell Richard Huckaba of Lynn Haven, Fl.

Daughter, DeLana ( Christopher ) Henagan of Andalusia

Sister, Peggy ( Joe ) Holley of Gantt


Mrs. Huckaba was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Raymond Huckaba in 2004.

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