Obituaries for 4/02/2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Joseph Marcus &uot;Mark&uot; Brown

Joseph Marcus &uot;Mark&uot; Brown passed away Sunday, March 30, 2003 at his home in San Antonio, Texas from complications of diabetes.

Mark was born on May 30, 1925 to Herman and Emma Sims Brown in Andalusia.

He grew up and went to school in Andalusia, graduating in 1943. He immediately enlisted and went to Naval Officer Training School. He served in World War II as navigator, commissary and health officer, and commander of mine sweeper YMS-95 stationed in Subic Bay, Philippines.

Mark attended Auburn University and graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. During this time he met and married his wife of 57 years, Norma Violet Hollingsworth of Georgetown, Texas.

He had a varied and successful engineering career with a number of companies including Brown & Root, Texas Instruments and the University of Texas Defense Research Lab. For 17 years Mark worked for HEB Grocery Company doing electrical and mechanical design of their stores, offices and industrial plants throughout Texas.

Mark was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi and Madison Square Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. He especially enjoyed singing in the choir and Bible study.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3 at 12 noon at Madison Square Presbyterian Church, San Antonio with Rev. Ilene Dunn officiating. Interment with Military Honors in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

A reception will follow interment at Madison Square Presbyterian Church with Porter Loring Funeral Home directing.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Brown. He is survived by his step-mother, Ollie B Brown; his wife, Norma; one brother, Robert Brown and wife Judy; three children, Pat Merkord and husband Glenn, Riley Brown and wife Vicky, and Tanya Garrison and husband Mark; eight grandchildren, Jeffery and Andrew Haller, Christopher and Nicole Merkord, Marcus and Aaron Brown, and Grant and Brooke Garrison; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Mandi Haller; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday Evening from 4 o’clock until 9 o’clock at Porter Loring on McCullough.

Jerry Glynn Hall

Jerry Glynn Hall, 55, of the Pleasant Home Community died Sunday, March 30 in an Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 10 a.m. from the Pleasant Home Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Kelley and Rev. Anthony Clark officiating. Burial following in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one daugher, Kim (Billy) Rathel of Andalusia; one son, Greg (Amanda) Hall of Andalusia; two grandchildren, Emily Rathel and Victoria Hall; one brother, Jimmy (Jo Anne) Hall of Luverne; five sisters, Peggy (Jim) Stacy of Foley, Patsy (Ray) Colvin of Red Level, Diane (Bob) Smith of Andalusia, Barbara (Autrey) Bates of Red Level and Brenda (Bobby) Aughtman of Baker, Fla.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Mancil, Jerry Mancil, Alvin Rodgers, Scotty Brown, Jeff Bates and Chris Norris.

Woodrow Foreman

Woodrow Foreman, 80, of Andalusia, died Monday, March 31, 2003 in an Andalusia nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include daughters, Lynn Foreman of Andalusia and Jo Ann Smith of Cleveland, Ohio; sister Vera George of Andalusia; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Woodrow Foreman was preceded in death by one grandson.

Joyce Lee Castleberry

Joyce Lee Castleberry, 69, of Red Level, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 in a local hospital.

Funeral services for Mr. Castleberry will be held Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the Buck Creek Bapitst Church with interment in the church cemetery. Dr. Dwight Smith and Rev. Mitchell Smith will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Ann Castleberry of Red Level; one daughter, Lee Ann (Rev. Joey) Turman of Mobile; Turman of Mobile; two sons, Richard (Ruth Anne) Castleberry of Talladega and Reese Castleberry of Red Level; five grandchildren; his mother, Ethel Lee Castleberry of Red Level; two brothers, Johnny Castleberry of Red Level and T.D. Castleberry of Andalusia; three sisters, Euvida Spivey of Albany, Ga., Glenda Carter and Linda Ingram, both of Gantt.

He was preceded in death by his father T.O. Castleberry, a brother, Rob Castleberry and sisters, Eula Mae Neighbors, Ola Mae Neese, Abbie Lee Aplin and Pat Ward.

Pallbearers will be Kip Carter, Jeff Castleberry, William Johnston, Josh Smith, Tim Wise and L.V. Bullock.

The body will lie in state from 6 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home and at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

The family request that memorials be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church.