Obituaries for Wed., Jan. 9, 2013

Published 12:00am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

COL. (RET.) DOUGLAS H. RABREN

Col. (Ret.) Douglas H. Rabren, 58, of Stafford, Va., went home to his Lord and Savior on Dec. 23, 2012.

A funeral service was held on Sun., Jan. 6, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Home in Stafford, Va. A final viewing will be held Thurs., Jan. 10, at 1 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home in Andalusia with interment following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

He was born March 12, 1954, in Mobile. He was the son of the late Willie Simon and Lila Grey Rabren. He was a retired colonel from the United States Army and was currently employed at ASM Research in Fairfax, Va. He was an active member of Victory Baptist Church in Stafford.

His family includes his wife, Deborah; eldest son, Brandon, and his wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Jackson Douglas and MacKenna Susan; younger son, Zachary, and his wife, Amy; and brother, Bill, and his wife, Frances.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church of Stafford, Va.; the American Cancer Society; Habitat for Humanity; or ACTS of Prince William County.

 

BONNIE HERRINGTON SOLES

Bonnie Herrington Soles, 81, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., Jan. 8, 2013, at Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 10, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sonny Steele officiating and interment following in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Foreman Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Soles of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby (Gail) Soles of Spanish Fort; grandson, Andy Soles; two sisters, Judy Baggett of Daphne and Betty Reynolds of Kansas City, Kan.; and her brother and sister-in-law, Lewis (Sherry) Herrington of Purvis, Miss.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at foremanfuneralhome.com.

 

DAISY OWENS

Daisy Owens, 91, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., Jan. 8, 2013, in the local hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 10, at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Cotter officiating and burial following in Harmony Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

Survivors include son, Marvin Lee (Elaine) Owens of Andalusia; daughter, Shirley Jean (Bob) McKain of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; two brothers, V.C. Sasser of Andalusia and

James William (Genice) Sasser of Bonifay, Fla.; four grandchildren, Manuel Owens, Brian Owens, Donna Hutcheson and Missy Madden; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

HILDA WARD CARTER

Hilda Ward Carter, 87, of Dothan, formerly of the Babbie Community, passed away at her residence Sat., Jan. 5, 2013.

She was born in River Falls on Dec. 22, 1925, to John O. Ward and Minnie Florence Bozeman Ward. She married Clinton “Pete” Carter in 1947 who was a member of the U.S. Army, and the two traveled many places with their family as he served his military career. They eventually settled in the Babbie Community, where she lived for more than 50 years before moving to Dothan.

She was a former owner of the C & B Florist in Opp.

Funeral services were held on Tues., Jan. 8, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewayne Seay officiating and interment following in Babbie Baptist Church Cemetery. Special music during the funeral service was by Kay Hicks.

She is survived by her son, Paul C. (Vickie) Carter of Dothan; her grandchildren, Wendy Zigler, Lauren Carter and Caroline Carter; and her great-grandchildren, Drew and Devin Coon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton “Pete” Carter, and her son, James P. Carter.

Pallbearers will be Craig Boutwell, Jared Boutwell, Hunter Boutwell and Justin Curry

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Babbie Baptist Church building fund or the Ridgecrest Baptist Church building fund in Dothan.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at foremanfuneralhome.com.

 

DONNIE RAY WALKER

Donnie Ray Walker, 56, of Andalusia, passed away Sun., Jan. 6, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 10, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Butler, Pastor Robert Canant and Pastor Ray Miles officiating, and interment following in the Walker family cemetery.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Walker; his daughter, Kaye Walker, both of Andalusia; his grandchildren, Shelby Smith, Logan Cook, and Morgan Cook; his mother, Alice N. Walker of Andalusia; brothers and sister-in-law, Arthur and Theresa Walker and Audrey Walker of Andalusia; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Donnie Rogers of Florala, Carol and Steve Morgan, Sandra Simmons and Susan Walker Chappell of Andalusia; and several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Van Walker Sr., and brother, Willie Van Walker Jr.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Grant, Shawn Grant, Matt Grant, Nick Upton, Glen Gunter and Chris Wilson.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at foremanfuneralhome.com.

 

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