Ann Beatty

February 1, 1953August 30, 2018
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Velda Ann Beatty, 65, of Deatsville, Alabama passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday September 7th at Ridout’s Prattville Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday September 8th at the Union Congregational Christian Church in Marbury, Alabama with Pastor Neal Hodo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Ann loved life and lived it to the fullest. She had many interests from going to theatre to cheering for the Auburn football team. She enjoyed traveling around the world and having new adventures. She will always be remembered by her kindness, courage, and willingness to help anyone in need.

She is survived by two sons, Steve Loftis and his wife, Shelley, James Todd Ronk and his husband, Thom; her father, J.W. Brown and his wife, Lee; her brother, Bruce Brown and his wife, Ellen; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and close friends.

Pallbearers will be members of her chosen family which include Adam Davila, Chris Cantrell, Joe Collins and Jerry Pittman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dell Pittman and Larry Williamson.

Casual dress for family, visitors and friends is encouraged for visitation and Life Celebration.


  • Steve and Shelley Loftis, Son and daughter in law
  • James Todd Ronk and Thom Ronk, Son and son in law
  • James "J.W." and Lee Brown, Father and his wife, Lee
  • Bruce and Ellen Brown, Brother and sister in law
  • six grandchildren and a host other relatives and close friends.


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ann Beatty

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Jimmy Newton

September 5, 2018

I miss Ann so much! We worked together for almost 18 years and I will miss her smile and professional attitude, for 7 years we saw each other everyday and I always looked forward to seeing her the next day. She was the most professional, hardworking person I've met. I loved her like a big sister, and there will be a void forever. She had a great sense of humor and a bad sense of direction, I would show her all the shopping areas in Auburn, but she could never find them again, I'm sure she found the direct route to Heaven, and is there looking down on us with a big smile.....LOVE YOU ANN!

Dell Pittman

September 5, 2018

My sweet friend I miss you so! You were taken before we finished our bucket list! We had such adventures together! It was never dull when out and about with you! I'm lucky to have been a part of your life! I know that Greg and your Mom were waiting for you! Rest in peace!

Rodney Winter

September 3, 2018

I’m so blessed to have known Ann for over two and a half years. We often cooked together and we never seemed to get in each other’s way. The only kitchen “collisions” we ever had were probably on purpose by one of us. It was like a dance.

I’ll adapt some words from a Dierks Benedict song:
She gave me faith
She gave me grace
She gave me hope
She gave me strength
She gave me love
Love without end
Thank God for this woman, Amen

Love you,