Laura Northey Weeks King, a resident of Troy, AL. died Wednesday, December 28, 2022. She was 86 years old.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2022 at Danley’s Crossroads Cemetery with Pastor Greg Aman officiating. Visitation will be immediately following the service. The location will be local to Elba and advised at the time of the service. Coleman Funeral Home of Elba is directing.
Laura Jean was born September 19, 1936 in Opp, AL to Lucy Mae and Charlie Lee Northey. She was a graduate of Opp High School. In the mid-1960s, Laura and her husband moved with their two young children to Elba, AL where they owned and operated the Big “R” restaurant. From Elba, Laura lived and worked in Montgomery until her retirement in 1999, following the death of her husband of 45 years, L.G. Weeks. In 2001, Laura married the late Billy Hayes King of Elba. Following his death, Laura moved to the Daytona Beach area and remained there until 2020 when she located to northern Georgia (Gainesville, then Ellijay).
She is survived by her three children, son Scott Weeks (Stacy) of Murphy, NC; daughters Jan Weeks Murray, and Lori Weeks Swindall (Tony), all of Troy; sister Juanita Blocker (Jim), Spotsylvania, VA; five grandsons, Quinton Weeks, Brandon, FL, Cody Weeks, Laguna Vista, TX, Jacob Michael Murray, and Bryant Swindall, both of Troy, and Cody Tarrien, Lake Wylie, SC; three granddaughters, Taylor Weeks Minor, Jupiter, FL, Kimberlin Murray Odom, Enterprise, Chelsea Tarrien, Pinckney, MI; four great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Weeks, Plant City, FL, Weston Weeks, Troy, Matthew Smith, Enterprise, Mackenzie Miner, Jupiter, FL, and Jozlynn Bain, Pinckney, MI. Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lucy Northey, her husband of 45 years, L.G. Weeks, second husband of over 11 years, Billy Hayes King, her brother Wayne Northey, a sister Judy Northey Weaver, a son-in-law Bill Murray, four grandchildren, Matthew Murray, Lee Murray, Scott Murray, and Anna Kathryn Murray.