Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 25, 2015

Published 5:08 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Juanita Ann Lee Dixon


Juanita Ann Lee Dixon was the fifth child born to Willie Samuel and Verdella Louise White Lee of Georgiana.  She joined the Friendship Baptist Church at 8 years old and remained active and connected in service of its ministry until she was overtaken by illness in 2010.

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She attended and graduated from the Georgiana Training School.  She gained admission and attended George Washington University and Temple Business College in Washington, D.C. It was in Washington that she began her career in the federal government in human resources and personnel management.  She served in various leadership roles at the United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Navy and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.  In 1995, she retired from Veterans Affairs as a personnel officer and regional EEOC investigator.

Active in civil and political affairs, Dixon was a member of the Negro Council of Women, Negro Business and Professionals Women Club, the Butler County Professional Women’s Club, the Gateway Girl Scout Council of Duval County, Fla., the Middle Tennessee Girl Scout Council of Davidson County, Tenn., and the Alabama New South Coalition for Bi-Partisan Politics.  In her long and active political advocacy career, she was most proud of her participation in the March on Washington and her efforts to secure the economic and political advancement of young women through education and entrepreneurship.

She is lovingly rememberd by her daughters, Maria A. Dixon Hall (Jeffrey) of Dallas, and Renita V. Dixon of Nashville, Tenn.; her brothers, R. Travis Lee of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Charles H. Lee (Wynette) of Birmingham; sisters-in-law, Ora G. Lee of Pensacola, Fla., and Teresa Lee of Atlanta; nieces and nephews, Sybil Smith, Rikkianisha Hunt, Anthony Hunt, Latonia Hunt, Laya Lee and Kembra Lee of Atlanta, Loyce Lucas, Phillip Lee (Tracy) and Sandra Smith of Huntsville, Lynn Smith of Memphis, Tenn., and Travis Lee of Charlott, N.C., as well as a host of cousins in Tunnel Springs and Montgomery.

Carlos Edward Hare

Carlos Edward Hare, born Sept. 27, 1952, in Yellow Pine, Ala., entered eternal rest on Sat., Feb. 7, 2015, at his home in Frankville. Affectionately known as “Buddy,” Mr. Hare was a jack-of-all trades who enjoyed mechanics, horseback riding and watching wrestling. He will be remembered as a doting father and grandfather, humorous brother and loyal friend.

Carols Edward Hare

Carols Edward Hare

Buddy was a loving husband and a quick-witted person.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Gertrude Till; brothers, Jeff Hare, John Hare and Edward Till; sisters, Melba Till Allen, Edith Till Newton, JoAnn Hare and Dorothy Hare; and daughter, Carletta Jeannette Terlow.

Survivors include a wife of 24 years, Sheryl Curry Hare of Frankville; daughters, Savannah Faith Hare of Frankville, Lisa Reeves of Irvington and Opal Hare of Adamsville; grandchildren, Saryna Reeves of Irvington, Connor Reeves of Irvington and Adam Doty of Louisiana; brothers, Ben Till Jr. of Lowdnesboro, Guin Till of Greenville, A.W. Till of Greenville, Garyel Till of Milton, Rickey “Joe” Anderson of Montgomery, Jerry Till of Lowndesboro and Windell Hudman of Springville; sisters, Maxine Till Gilmore of Montgomery, Shirley Till McCrory of Robertsdale, Wanda Hudman of Huntsville and Ruthie Jane Johnston of Millry.

Funeral services were held on Tues., Feb. 10, 2015, at New Hope Methodist Church in Frankville. The Rev. John W. Stone and the Rev. Ernie Henson officiated. Pallbearers were Lee Curry, Ethan Curry, Chris Curry, Mark Courington, Robert Chaney and Johnny Prestenbach. Honorary pallbearers were Dakota Hearn, Floyd Ross, Tommy Courtney and George Curry.


Bessie Louise Hayes


Bessie Louise “Tubie” Hayes, 97, a resident of Greenville, died at her home on Wed., Feb. 18, 2015. A celebration of life service was held Sun., Feb. 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Moses officiating and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held an hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Hayes is survived by her children, Bob W. Hayes (Judy) of Gadsden and Margie Hayes Brock of Greenville; grandchildren, Charles Hayes (Debbie) of Birmingham, Bobby W. Hayes Jr. (Nikki) of Gadsden, Julie Tenneyson (David) of Gadsden, Kaye C. Bolton (Tom) of Selma, Thomas Kendrick Coker III of Ocala, Fla., and Todd Rance Coker (Denise) of Prattville; great-grandchildren, Reese and Blair Hayes, Bo and Darby Hayes, Julie, Baylor and Brady Tenneyson, Merrill B. South (Steven), Margaret Hayes Baudinet (Michael) of Kents Store, Va., Thomas Rance Coker and Brandon Taylor Coker; great-great-grandchildren, Emma Kate South and Noah B. South, and beloved nieces and nephews. For online condolences, please visit 


Mable Askew Johnson


Mable Askew Johnson, 94, a resident of Georgiana, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Georgiana Methodist Church in Georgiana. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Georgiana with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing arrangements. A gathering of family and friends was held at the church from 1 p.m. until service time. Ms. Johnson is preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Johnson Sr.; son, William (Bill) Johnson, and grandson, Brad Land. Survivors include daughters, Judy (Hal) Davis of Valdosta, Ga., Beth (Jedd) Perl, Harrisburg, Va., Kittye Lowe of Georgiana; son, Dr. Jim (Rose) Johnson of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Gene Paul Askew of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at