Mr. Hershel Edward Stephens, age 75 of Ozark (formerly of Dothan) died Thursday, Sept. 6 2001, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
A private burial will be held at Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Randall Deal officiating with Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Stephens was a native of Dale County having lived in the Dothan area most of his life. He attended Newton Baptist Church and was a member of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Calvin and Mary Ethel Everett Stephens and a brother, Herman Stephens.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Lee, Rehobeth; one son, Wayne E. Stephens, Reynoldsville Ga.; grandchildren, Michael Lee and wife, Holly; Chris Lee, both of Dothan; Brandi Spiers and husband, Duane, Slidell, La.; Celeste Clapper and husband, John, Mobile; great-grandchildren, Jacob Spiers and Joshua Clapper; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura Heath and husband, Raymond, Dothan; Mary Peel and husband, Paul, Slocomb; brother, David Stephens, Dothan; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Joe David Riser, 67, of Ozark, died Monday Sept. 3, 2001, at his residence. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 2001 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Gann officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Riser was born Feb. 29, 1934, in Jacksonville, Fla. He served in the National Guard from 1950-51. He then served in the U.S. Navy from which he retired, as a Chief Petty Officer. He served in the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam, achieving four Good Conduct Awards and National Defense Medal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Anne Riser.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah A. Riser, Ozark; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Sonny Bryant Augusta, Ga.; Debra and Neal Strickland, Eufaula; Carol Trabal, Ozark; two sons and daughter-in-law, Joe Riser Jr., Ozark; Bill and Melanie Dennis, .Ozark; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Naomi and Junior Allen, Jacksonville, Fla.; Ann McCarthy, Jacksonville, Fla.; Francis and the Rev. Tommy Williams, Smiths; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Kathryn Carroll Walden, 91, of 1872 South Main Street, Headland, died Saturday morning, September l, 2001, in a Dothan hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2001, in the Headland United Methodist Church with Reverend Charles W. Price Jr. and Reverend Phil Craddock officiating. Burial followed in Gardens of Memory with Holman-Headland Mortuary directing.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Mrs. Walden was born and reared in Ozark, the daughter of the late Marvin Cook Carroll and Lula Mixson Carroll. She resided in Headland since young adulthood. Mrs. Walden was a 1931 graduate of the University of Montevallo and also attended the University of Alabama. She established the Kathryn Walden Scholarship Foundation at the University of Montevallo in Home Economics and was a supporter of the Ronald W. Reagan Scholarship Program at Eureka College. Mrs. Walden was recognized in Who's Who in the Republican Party in 1968. She was a recipient of the American Biographical Institute for outstanding achievement and dedication to personal and professional goals. She was included in the World Edition of the International Register of Profiles, Cambridge, England. Mrs. Walden received the Wicker Hutto Community Service Award presented by the Wiregrass Mental Health Board, Inc.; was a member of the Historical Society of Henry County; and established a trust fund for Dothan's Landmark Park to benefit youth.
Mrs. Walden was a member of the Headland United Methodist Church and a life member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference Wesley Manor Auxiliary.
Mrs. Walden was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur D. Walden, a son, David Carroll Walden and a grandson, Arthur David Hand.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Gwen Walden Hand and her husband, Walter A. Hand, Ozark; five grandchildren, Kathryn Hand, Walter Hand, Jr. and his wife, Ramona Hand, Deborah Kuhnly and her husband, Gary Kuhnly, Hans Walden and Arthur Walden; four great grandchildren, Heather Hand, Brittany Hand, Michael Walden and Rebecca Walden; brother-in-law, Arthur Kuhn, Cincinnati, Ohio; a first cousin, Dr. Sam Carroll West Sr. and his wife, Mary Pat West Dothan; two special friends, Linda Weems and Mary Vance.
Serving as active pallbearers were Walter Hand, Jr., Gary Kuhnly, Hans Walden, Arthur Walden, Gene Hendrix and Bill Womack Jr. Kathryn Carroll Walden
Willie Paul Waters, 76, of Ozark, and formerly of New Brockton, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at his family's home in Centre.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at the First Methodist Church of New Brockton with Rev. Roger Campbell and Rev. Ben McKee officiating. Burial will be in New Brockton City Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001 at Searcy Funeral Home. The body may be viewed for one hour prior to service time.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Annie Mae Chalker Waters, his brothers, Charles Ray Waters, Freddie L. Waters and Don Waters.
Surviving are his wife: Grace Waters, Ozark; two daughters and sons-in-law Annette and Jerry Brown, Clinton, TN, Barbara and Ray Reich, Sumter, S.C.; one son Jack and Brenda Waters, Alpharetta Ga.; five stepchildren, Jackie and Bob Arledge, Centre, Jeannie and John Bell, Centre, Mack and Sheila Stafford, Ozark, David and Becky Stafford, Ozark, Steve Stafford, Ozark; three sisters Myra Cordell, New Brockton, Mamie Nell Chalker, Dothan, Reta Miletich, Annandale, Va.; three granddaughters, Melissa Brown, Knoxville, Tenn., Kelli Jones, Duluth, Ga., Audra Dickert, Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandsons, Dale Hill Jr., Sumter, S.C., Patrick Brown, Athens, Ga., Sean Brown, Knoxville, Tenn., one great-grandson Ryan Jones, Duluth, Ga.
Mr. Ronald Green, a long standing resident of Ozark, passed on Aug. 30, 2001.
Memorial services will be held at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Ozark on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Other services will be held in New Orleans. Arrangements are entrusted to Trawick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Helen Adcock Morris Williams, 70, Ozark, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001.
The graveside service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Cemetery in Notasulga with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was an avid collector of antiques and fine crystal de'Art.
Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by her parents, Burson and Jimmie Adcock; one son, Larry Morris; one sister Dorothy Baker.
Survivors: five sons Gary Morris of Ozark, Keith Morris of Copperas Cove, Texas; Steven Morris of Lufkin, Texas, Timothy Morris of Ozark, and Shawn Williams of Ozark; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ruth Carroll Cumbie, 85, of Ozark, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 28, 2001, in a Dothan hospital following a brief illness.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Fred Hollis officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 5 p.m. today until service time on Friday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Cumbie was a native of Ozark where she was a member of the Ozark Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She retired from Pea River Electric Cooperative in March 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Cumbie.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jo Cumbie, Ozark; one son, Jack Cumbie, Ozark; two brothers, Eugene Carroll and Oscar Carroll, Ozark.
Flowers should be omitted and memorials be made to your favorite charity.
Baby Braxton Levi Senn died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, in a Montgomery Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later through Holman Funeral Home of Ozark.
Mr. Thaddaeus Baxter, 51, a resident of Ozark, died Sunday Aug. 26, 2001, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the St. Luke A.M.E. Church in Louisville. The Rev. Dr. S. Walker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lola Erwin Payne, 84, of Ozark, passed away on August 26, 2001, in a Dothan hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Holman Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Internment will be in the Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight.
Mrs. Payne was a native of Chilton County and had lived in Ozark since 1963. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where she served as pianist for several years. She was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband Regional C. (Rex) Payne, Ozark; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Virgil Roberts, Opelika, Joy and Don Blessing, Augusta, Ga., and Jayne and Paul Simmons, Ozark; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Peggy Bean, Hattiesburg, Miss., Jeffery and Brenda Payne, Graceville, Fla., and Jerald and Ann Payne, Laurel, Miss.; one brother Eugene Erwin and wife Joan, Brandon, Suffolk, United Kingdom; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren also survive.
Harvey Donald Myers, Sr., 64, of Ozark, died August 23, 2001 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 27, with a graveside service from Woodlawn Memory Gardens, with Military Honors. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Belle Myers; two sons, Harvey Donald Myers, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; and Michael Shawn Myers of Jacksonville, Florida; brother, James Edgar Myers of Roanoke, Virginia; two nieces, Ann Larabee of Ozark and Suzanne Zorke of Ozark.
Ms. Mervis Vernell Shepard Goodwin, 78, passed away on Tuesday Aug. 21, 2001, at the Oak View Manor Nursing Home in Ozark following an extended illness.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 24, 2001, at the Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Harden officiating. Burial will follow at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home directing. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home this evening from 6-8 p.m. At other times the family will be at the home of Judith Merritt, 612 South Edgewood. Flowers will be accepted.
Ms. Goodwin was born on June 5, 1923, in Dale County the daughter of the late Jacob and Amanda Sheppard. She lived most of her life in Dothan. Ms. Goodwin had worked as a telephone operator for several years but she worked as a homemaker for most of her lifetime. She was baptized into the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, George T. Goodwin; a great-grandson, Christopher Goodwin; and her brothers and sisters at younger ages.
Left to mourn her are her children, James E. "Jim" Goodwin, Jr. and wife, Wanda Lee, Dothan; Judith Merritt and husband Herb, Dothan; Sharon Goodwin, Dothan; David E. Goodwin, Dothan; Dewayne Goodwin, Dothan; Josie Broussard and husband Gregory, Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren, Crystal Goodwin, Jeremy ' Downs, Judy Parker ( Clark); Bambi Needham, Shannon Reed (David), Jordan Goodwin, Michael Goodwin (Mary), Robert Goodwin, Teresa Godwin (Damon), David O. Goodwin (Shannon), Tracy Townsell, Wendy Richardson (T.J.), Amanda Sehic (Amir); great-grandchildren, Rachel, Rebecca, Damon, Jessica, Matthew, Erin, Little Michael, Taylor, Natalie, Gage, Jeron, Courtney and Brittney a special friend, "Millie".
Active pallbearers will be DeWayne Goodwin, Robert Goodwin, David Reed, Herb Merritt, Michael Goodwin, Damon Godwin, Clark Parker.
Mrs. Rita Jaggars, 59, Echo, went to be with her Lord Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, in a Dothan hospital following a brief illness.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Holman Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Stephens officiating. Interment will be in Westview Memorial Cemetery, with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 5 p.m. today until service time on Wednesday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 5-7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Jaggars was a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, having lived in Dale County for the past 16 years where she attended The First Assembly of God Church. She was a loving housewife and mother that will always live in our memory, in our hearts, each and every day. She was our wealth, a glimpse of glory, and a river of pleasure. Mrs. Jaggars was given to us in life, and in passing, she will be remembered forever.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Jaggars, Echo; one daughter and son-in-law, Rita Lynn and Ted Sobay, Ozark; one son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Kimberly Jaggars, Echo; one sister, Gwen Conaway, Clinton, Tenn.;, three grandchildren, Benjamin Sobay, Joseph Sobay and Drew Sobay; one niece, Debra Brown, Houston, Texas.
Mr. Earlie B. Sylvester, 60, a former resident of Ozark, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, in the Vencor Hospital of Central Tampa.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 24, 2001, at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church on East Andrews Ave. in Ozark with the Rev. H.J. Fitchard, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in The Travelers Rest Cemetery. Trawick Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Claudia Bivins, 84, a resident of Ozark died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at the Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First Missionary Baptist Church on East Andrews Avenue in Ozark. The Rev. Dr. S.C. Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in the Old Ozark City Cemetery. Trawick Funeral Home will direct.
Mr. James L. Davis, 65, a resident of Ozark, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at his residence.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Greater Sardis Missionary Baptist Church on Reynolds Street in Ozark. The Rev. Hudson will officiate. Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery. Trawick Funeral Home will direct.
Mrs. Miriam Grimes Garner, 75, of Ariton, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday Aug. 12, 2001, after a brief illness.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 14, 2001, at Calvary Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Randy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Holmes Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Mrs. Garner was a resident of Ariton for many years where she was a member of the Ariton Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Dewitt and Jewel Stephens Grimes.
Survivors include her husband, John Abe Garner, Jr., Ariton; son, John Abe Garner III, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Charles Wayman, Ariton, brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Barbara Grimes, Ozark; two sisters, Florence Morris, Birmingham; Betty Zeitvogel, Panama City, Fla.; grandchildren, Michael Garner, Dothan; Alisa Thrash, Ariton; great-grandchildren, Lydia Huey, Ariton; John Michael Garner, Dothan; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Erskine Hutchison, Michael Garner, Jimmy Williams, Keith Grimes, Paul Garner, Carl Garner, Jimmy Lott, and Ricky Zeitvogel.
Mrs. Carolyn Nolan Hudson, 70, of Holiday Lane, Ozark, died at her home Saturday Aug. 11 2001.
The funeral will be 2 p.m Tuesday from Bridlewood Chapel Church with Chaplain Ervin L. Shirey officiating.
Burial will be m Louisville Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Mrs. Hudson was a member of Bridlewood Chapel and she was retired from the Ozark City School System having served at Mixon Elementary and East Gate Elementary for more than 20 years. She moved to Ozark from Tampa, Fla., in 1976.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen T. Hudson in 1984, mother, Zula Griffin Nolan in 1995, and father, James Hardy Nolan, two brothers, Gary Noland and James Carlos Nolan.
Survivors include daughter, Cynthia Carol Hudson, Ozark; son and daughter-in-law, Allen T. Hudson II, and Kelly Hudson, Greenbelt, Md.; sister, Betty Barnes, Shortville; two brothers, Hilton Nolan, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Horace Nolan, Eufaula; seven grandchildren, Meghan Elizabeth, Mary Katherine, Allen T. Hudson, III, Aaron, Molly Ellen, Joseph and John Hudson.
Mrs. Effie Lou Skeen, 89, of Agutha Drive, Dothan died Friday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2001, in Dale Medical Center.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Skeen was raised in Georgia and married William S. Skeen then moved to the Dothan area in 1955. She was a devoted secretary and member of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Emmie Carney, son, Clyde Pas and Errol Pas.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, William S. Skeen, Dothan; two. daughters, Barbara Lowman, Atlanta, Ga.; Dorothy Hoper, Midland City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Della Pas, Rehobeth; Larry and Connie Skeen, Dothan; two brothers, Clarance Carney Ft. Valley, Ga.; Herbert Carney Phenix City; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ollie E. McDaniel, age 94, of Ozark died Wednesday, August 8, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2001. Due to construction at Bethel United Methodist Church, services will be held at the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Allerheiligen. Burial will follow in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from the funeral home chapel with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Martha Hughes, Route 1, Box 274, Ozark, AL 36360.
Mrs. McDaniel was a native and lifetime resident of Dale County, Alabama. She was a faithful and devoted member of Bethel United Methodist Church and Bethel This 'n' That Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Cooper McDaniel.
Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Lewis and Marie McDaniel, Elton and Marceline McDaniel, Joe and Frankie McDaniel, Jimmy and Jeanine McDaniel, and Wayne McDaniel, all of Ozark. Eight grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson also survive.
Mark Steven Bonds, 42 of Ozark, went to be with the Lord at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2001, after an extended illness.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2001, in the St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Ozark, with the Rev. Martha H. Kreamer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Mr. Bonds' home, 6 Wilson Avenue, Ozark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michaels Episcopal Church, PO. Box 955, Ozark, 36361 or to Wiregrass Hospice, 908D East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, 36360.
Survivors include his mother, Rachel Bonds and her fiance', Joe Wills, Ozark; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Shirley Bonds Newton; two nephews, Brad and Dylan Bonds, both of Newton; his paternal grandmother, Ercelle Bonds, Ozark.
Mr. Bonds is preceded in death by his father, Larry Wayne Bonds.
Mr. Bonds was a member of the Carroll High School - Class of 1977. He was the president of the DECA Club during his Senior year and was voted "Who's Who - Best Dressed" by his fellow classmates.
Mrs. Sandra Weibelt (Sandy) Ketcham, 54, of Ozark, went to be with her Lord on Monday Aug. 6, 2001, after a long battle with cancer.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Ozark with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. today until one hour before service time when her body will be placed in the church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. today. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church, The American Cancer Society, or Wiregrass Hospice.
She was preceded in death by her father, Aubrey J. Weibelt Jr., in 1995. Sandy was a born-again Christian and a member of Southside Baptist Church. She worked for 15 years with the Ozark City School System as a first grade teacher at Mixon Elementary School. She was a charter member of PEO, Chapter V in Ozark. She was also a licensed amateur radio operator, KC4RMY.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, James C. (Jimmy) Ketcham of Ozark; son, Jason C. and his wife, Sara H. Ketcham, of Columbus, Ga.; mother, Joyce M. Weibelt of Ozark; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Tom Greene of Stone Mountain, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Aubrey (Butch) and Silvia Weibelt of Leeds; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, J.W. and Margaret Chalker of Ozark; two nieces, Sandra Tincher, Hoover, and Debbie Coleman, Ozark; five nephews Richard Foley, Conyers, ,Ga., Bobby Chalker, Slocomb, Doug Chalker, Jacksonville, Fla., Jeffrey and Stephen Weibelt, Leeds; five great-nephews, Drew, Taylor, and Dillon Tincher, Hoover, Jonathan Chalker, Slocomb, and Justin Chalker of Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. James W. (Lefty) Henderson, 69, of Ozark, died at his home Friday morning, August 3, 2001, following an extended illness.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in Ozark with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. His body was placed in Ridgecrest Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Friday and will remain there until service time today.
Mr. Henderson was born December 29, 1931, in Barbour County, and lived most of his life in Dale County. He retired from Alfa Insurance Company and was associated with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home from 1991 until his illness in 1999. He was a member of the Ozark Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years, the Ozark Kiwanis Club, where he had served as president and board member, Masonic Lodge 349 in Ozark, and was an active member and deacon of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Allen and Tinnie Bell Henderson.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bernice Henderson, Ozark; one son and daughter-in-law, James Edwin and Deedie Henderson Ozark; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and John Phillips, Newnan, Ga.; Lisa and David Glenn, Ariton, Angela and Richard St. John, Taylor; one sister, Shirley Ann Thrasher, Ozark; two brothers, Don Henderson Ozark, Foy Henderson, Echo; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Jesse Foy "Punk" Covington Jr., 66, of the Bertha Community, died Thursday morning, August 2, 2001, at his home.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2001, at New Hope Baptist Church in Bertha, with the Rev. Dan Sheppard and the Rev. Johnnie LaCarter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 2 p.m. today until one hour prior to service time on Saturday when it will be in the church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, (205 South Street, East, Talladega, 35160) where a scholarship has been established in his name, or to Community Care Hospice in Enterprise (P. O. Box 310790, Enterprise, 36331).
Mr. Covington was a native of the Bertha Community, where he was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He attended Auburn University and Troy State University, was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Alabama State Senate from 1982 until 1990. Earlier this year, in honor of his service to the people of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Legislature passed a proclamation declaring April 24, 2001 "Foy Covington Day." Mr. Covington worked as a lobbyist for the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega.
Survivors include his wife Sally Laney Covington, Bertha, three sons, Keith Covington and his wife, Laura, Birmingham, Sam Covington and his wife, Amy, Enterprise, and Clay Covington, Bertha, his mother, Mrs. Jewell B: Covington, Bertha, one sister, Judye Richardson and her husband, Jansen, Montgomery, one uncle, Cullen Barefield, Bertha, a special aunt, Jewel Barefield, Bertha, and one grandson, Ross Covington, Birmingham.