Judy passed away on October 4, 2015, at Bethany House. She was born on February 24, 1943. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt and friend. Her greatest joy in life was helping her family and friends.
She is survived by Thomas (Husband), Elisa Andrews (Daughter), Stacy Stallworth (Daughter), Ashley Andrews (Granddaughter), Joshua Andrews (Grandson), Madelyn Stallworth-Ward (Granddaughter), and two brothers: Raymond Kyzar (Ammanette) and Watson Kyzar (Kate). She was preceded in death by her mother (Frances Kyzar Shirley) and father (Raymond Kyzar).
Her family expresses gratitude to Dr. Brandon Johnson and the Bethany House personnel.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Bethany House/Hospice Advantage, EAMC Foundation/Cancer Center Fund or a charity of your choice.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory is directing.
December 17, 1933 – October 4, 2015 age 81, of Opelika, Alabama passed away on October 4, 2015. She is survived by her husband Carlton M. Messer of Opelika, Alabama, two sons Paul W. Nichols and spouse Jennie K. Nichols of Cumming, Georgia and Gregory W. Nichols and spouse Cristy M. Nichols of Opelika, Alabama. In addition to her sons, she is survived by four grandchildren, Christy Nichols Arrington and spouse Mark B. Arrington of Auburn, Alabama, Paul W. Nichols Jr and spouse Cynthia L Nichols. Megan E. Nichols and fiance Ben Robertson, and Gabrielle H Nichols of Opelika, Alabama. She has seven great grandchilden, Bella C. Arrington of Auburn, Alabama, Layla J. Navickas, Anzlee L. Nivickas, Savannah K. Nichols and Tristen P. Nichols, Gavin L. Cooper, and Eli J. Robertson also of Opelika, AL.
Mrs. Messer, Aglice or Aggie as she was commonly known, lived most of her adult life in Opelika, Alabama. She worked as a substitute teacher for the Lee County School Systems, worked in the Lee County Tax Assessor’s office, and worked as a paralegal with local attorneys.
Mrs. Messer enjoyed various hobbies including swimming, needle work, and working with the cub and boy scouts. She was active in her church activities and served as a Pastor’s wife with the Living Waters Ministries Center in Opelika, AL. Much of her life was devoted to her children and grandchildren whom she enjoyed swimming and fishing with.
Services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Jeffcoat Funeral Chapel located on 1500 Frederick Road, Opelika, Alabama. Dr. Delbert Freeman of Grady, Alabama, officiated. Visitation was Tuesday, October 6, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Burial was conducted in Garden Hills Cemetery, also located on Frederick Road in Opelika, following the service.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.
Mr. Thomas G. Lowery, 86, of Opelika, was laid to rest in Garden Hills Cemetery Friday, October 2, 2015. Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Dr. Rusty Sowell officiated. Visitation was Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.
Mr. Lowery, who was born March 19, 1929, in Columbus, Ga., passed away in the wee hours Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2015, surrounded by his family at Arbor Springs in Opelika. Lowery, a businessman, owned and operated a filling station and a lawn service company in Opelika for 15 years, respectively.
He was a man of his word and expected as much from others. A firm handshake meant something to him. He loved to tinker with his tools and be outside in the sunlight or down some frost-bitten path in the woods. He enjoyed reading the newspaper and eating a bowl of ice cream before bed. A fresh cut lawn made him smile. He was a sucker for a stray and loved his wife more than life itself. He’d kill for his kids, his grandkids. A serious-minded man, he still relished a good joke. It’s hard to say goodbye.
Lowery was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Minnie Booth Lowery; his father, James Clyde Lowery; his wedded wife of 65 years, Evelyn; their son, Jeff Lowery, 58, of Opelika; and his granddaughter Colleen Prickett, 35, of Opelika. He is survived by his eldest son, Tommy (Sandra) Lowery; his daughter, Kathy (Billy) Kidd; his daughter, Melinda (Terry) Knowles; his daughter-in-law, Jennie Lowery; grandson, Jim (BJ) Lowery; grandson, Scott (Tamiko) Lowery; granddaughter, Michelle Chapman; grandson, Shane (Shannon) Gann; grandson Billy Wayne (Katie) Kidd; granddaughter, Ashley Knowles; grandson, Brandon Knowles; granddaughter, Crystal Jenkins; grandson, Michael Prickett; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at http://www.alz.org/
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directed.