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Obituaries for 8/22/2002

Virginia Hale Macon

Virginia Hale Macon, 88, a long time resident of Andalusia, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 in a local hospital.

An active member of the First United Methodist Church for almost 50 years, she taught Sunday School, worked in the nursery and served as an honorary member of the administrative board. She was a member of the Mae Maddox Sunday School Class.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Judd Stinson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will follow at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, John and Joy Macon Jr. of Niceville, Fla. and Billy Macon of Montgomery; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bob Brown of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren, Jaune Pierce and husband, Ralph, Joann Norris and husband, Mark, Shea Bryars and husband, Carter, Ryan Eiland and Russ Eiland; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith White of Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Fred Hale of Cullman; and a very special close friend, Mary Johnson of Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Macon, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the nursery or building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia.

Martha Sport Fowler

Martha Sport Fowler, 81, of the Clearview community, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 in a local hospital.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Etheridge officiating. Burial will follow in Stone Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances (Donnon) Bryan of Elba and Juanita (Donald) Bowers of Clearview; two sons, Greg Fowler of River Falls and Jerry (Janie) Fowler of Clearview; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill sport of Muldrow, Okla.; and a sister, June Hollis of Glencoe.

Pallbearers will be Tim Burns, Kenny Shiver, Chris Bryan, Roger Odom, Keith Shiver, Jeremy Fowler, Paul Fowler and Chase Fowler.