10-30 Obituaries


Terry W. Studstill

Terry W. Studstill, 73, a long term resident of Opelika went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.  Visitation was held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers please send donations to:  St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0300.
Terry was born and raised in Miami, Florida, to the late George W. Studstill and Lena Sloan Studstill.  His sister Barbara, brothers David and George W. preceded him in death.  Terry’s surviving family is daughters, Kim S. (Tommy) Spence, Wendy S. (Wes) Fuller; grandsons, Beau Burns, Cody Burns, Will Fuller, Cody Spence; granddaughter, Megan Fuller; siblings, Georgie Medders, Marlene Mongrain, Robert Studstill, Richard (Shirley) Studstill, and Sheila Harger.
Terry was in the construction trade for many years in Opelika.  He worked with such companies as Hudmon Construction and many more.  Even after retirement he loved working with his hands.  His latest projects were building a train set and making walking sticks for his family and friends.  He also loved to travel.  For the past 10 years, he has traveled with his siblings calling themselves “The Four Amigos” seeing such sights as the Golden Gate Bridge, Grand Canyon, The Four Corners, and his bucket list wish, the Hoover Dam. Terry loved Jesus, his girls and his family.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directed.

Donald Lee
Breedlove, Jr.,

Donald Lee Breedlove, Jr., (Hotdog or Duno) was born on July 24, 1959, in Houston, Texas County, Missouri, to Donald Lee Breedlove and Mary Louise “Campbell” Breedlove.  He passed away on October 20, 2015, at his home in Alexander City, Alabama, at the age of 56.
Visitation and memorial service was 2 p.m. on Monday, October 26, at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika, Alabama. Family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family.
Donald started grade school at Plato Missouri and lived in the Roby area for a few years. The family moved to Bucyrus and resided in the house on Campbell Road built by his father and mother. He attended church at Bethel Chapel in Bucyrus. He enjoyed being around many cousins and the times at grannie Campbell’s just down “Bald Hill”. Donald was proud of being a good “rock thrower” and spent a lot of time-outs on grannie’s porch. Donald and his brother Steve and cousin Marie kept grannie busy. As a young boy, Donald spent a good deal of time fishing and camping on the Gascondade River. Donald enjoyed all the time with his family and many Breedlove cousins, uncles and grandparents. Donald loved his wife, parents, brothers and sister and all his family.  He was a kind caring person and had a great big heart. He made numerous friends that have great memories of him. The love for fishing, hunting and rock throwing continued throughout his life he was a “good shot”. In the late 1970’s the family moved a few miles away and built a new home. Donald took part in working the “fur business” buying, selling and working in the fur sheds. Donald was known for his ability to be the only one to buy furs from Mrs. Aileen Hatch a well-known Missouri native. Donald loved having fun and pulling pranks to get a good laugh. Donald attended Houston High School and graduated in 1977. He was known as “Duno” and drove the “Hippe Rig”. He liked to go to coon hunts and riding the dirt roads. He played football in high school. He enjoyed being part of the softball team and played on the OK Tire team with the Postlewaits. Donald also loved the game of pool and there again he was a good shot. Donald moved to Alabama and lived there the rest of his life. Donald was “Hotdog” to many of his friends in Alabama and the young kids liked to say he was their Uncle Hotdog. Donald first was married to Cynthia Huff, and they have three daughters Deidre Aileen, Amanda, and Michelle.  He spent several years in Opelika where he shared his home with his mother-in-law, Francis, his sister-in-law, Wanda and his special niece, Megan.  Donald helped raise Megan and treated her like one of his own daughters.  Donald later was married to Pamela Taylor, and they later divorced. Donald met and married Ann Marie his loving wife of the past 6 years. They recently had bought their home and had started to build on their dreams. Donald took after his father working in sawmills and was a reliable and dedicated employee working many years for long hours all his life. Donald formed one unbreakable special friendship with Jerrell Cox.  They were true friends sharing all these years and helping one another through good and bad times, but made many other great friends through his work.  He also loved animals especially his dog “Dusty”.  He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Survivors include wife, Ann Marie; parents, Donald and Mary of Bucyrus; brothers, Steve Breedlove of Bucyrus, Roger Breedlove (Regina) of Success, Kevin Breedlove (Michelle) of Tennessee; sister, Donra (Virgle) McCown of Bucyrus; daughters, Deidre Breedlove Fenn, Amanda and Michelle Breedlove all of Alabama; mother-in-law, Janeta Cornett; long-time friend, Dale Purser “Cotton”; two brothers-in-law, Danny and Jimi Cornett; two sisters-in-law, Sabrina and Ashley; grandchildren, Calvin, Raelee and James Fenn, his little buddy Markus Sanders of Alabama; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.

James Lewis
Killian, Jr.

James Lewis Killian, Jr., 91, passed away October 16, 2015, in Akron, Ohio.
Jim (Lewis to his family) was born in Salem, Alabama, and grew up in Opelika, attending Clift High School. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1948 with a degree in mechanical engineering, following his service in the 12th Armored Division during World War II. He joined the B.F. Goodrich Co. following his graduation from Auburn, retiring in 1986 with more than 35 years in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. He loved his family and Auburn Tigers football, and played golf for many years in a close-knit group of eight friends that included Clay Rhinehart, who survives him as its final member.
Preceded in death by his loving wife of more than 65 years, Annelle, he is survived by his daughter Jo Annelle (Robert Johnson) Killian of Columbus, Ohio; sons James Lewis (Karen) Killian III of Opelika; and David Waller (Kathy) Killian of Norton, Ohio. He is also survived by grandchildren Sarah Killian (Sean) DeMass of Akron and Benjamin Lewis Killian of Stow, Ohio; great granddaughters Madeline Claire and Greta Beatrix DeMass of Akron; brother Albert (Nancy) Killian of Opelika; his friend and brother-in-law Joe Williamson of Auburn; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A family memorial service is planned for Friday, Oct. 30, at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Auburn, with the Rev. Wells Warren presiding at 11 a.m. The internment will be at Salem United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Donna Sue Roberts officiating. A service for his friends in Akron was held Oct. 22 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to NAMI, 4500 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213. To send condolences or sign the guest book, visit www.cliffordshoemaker.com.

Martha Ann
“Maggie” Hughes

Martha Ann “Maggie” Hughes, 88, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at East Alabama Medical Center.  She was born on November 17, 1926, in Columbia, Tennessee, to Ewell K. and Nell Page Gregg.  A memorial mass was at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Visitation was 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2015, at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.  Monsignor William Skoneki officiated.
Mrs. Hughes had been a long-time resident of Auburn and an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew John Hughes, MD; daughter, Molly Hughes (Carl Hollopeter) of Auburn; sons, Andrew John Hughes, Jr. of Ft. Myers, Florida, Michael Gregg Hughes of San Francisco, California, David Alan (Nicole) Hughes of Tuscaloosa, Christopher Joseph (Kathy) Hughes of Auburn; 7 grandchildren, Mary Kate Hughes, Ivy Hughes of Auburn, Madison Frazer, Mary Elizabeth Hughes, Jack Hughes, Whit Hughes, Win Hughes of Tuscaloosa.
The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers and suggests memorial donations may be directed to St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.



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