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Obituaries for 6/6/2003

Ruby Cecil Ward Knowles

Ruby Cecil Ward Knowles, 92, of Andalusia, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in an Andalusia nursing home.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mobley Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Parker and Rev. Dennis Knowles officiating. Burial followed in Thomasson Cemetery at Hopewell with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

She is survived by her sons, Gordon (Martha) Knowles of Pensacola, William Knowles, Glenn (Madalyn) Knowles, James (Lynn) Knowles all of Andalusia, and David (Mittie) Knowles of Red Level; daughters, Betty Parker and Alma Knowles, both of Andalusia; daughter-in-law, Rachnee Knowles of Atlanta; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Knowles, Troy Knowles, Richard Knowles, Bill Morris, Daniel Davidson and Jamie McDowell.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial may be made to Mobley Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Euric Knowles and a son, John Knowles.

Sibyl Wilder

Sibyl Wilder, 85, of Andalusia, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in a Montgomery hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with Rev. Alan Cassady officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two sons, James D. (Gail) Wilder Jr. of Montgomery, William F. (Lynne) Wilder of Springfield, Va.; one daughter, Patricia (Paul) Gulick of Huntsville; son-in-law, Lester Holmes of Laurel, Md.; six grandchildren, Catherine Robinson, Guy Shaw, Jason Holmes, Dan Wilder, Cassandra Wilder, Cara Wilder and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Holmes.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home.

Lois Copeland Patrick

Lois Copeland Patrick, 86, of Andalusia, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at her daughter's residence in New Brockton.

She was an educator, wife, mother, and homemaker. She was born in Henderson to the late Samuel and Myrtle Copeland. She hails from a family dedicated to public service, education and the ministry. Following in her family's tradition, Mrs. Patrick taught for more than 20 years in the Covington County school system. Her grandmother Copeland's brother, B.H. Lewis Jr. was the first mayor of Andalusia and was later appointed a judge of the City of Andalusia.

She was married to the late James Maxwell Patrick, youngest son of T.A. and Laura Bonner Patrick, one of the pioneer families of Andalusia.

She is survived by three daughters, Louise Grider of New Brockton, Rosemary Ammons of Perry, Fla., Diana Branson of Ariton; a son, James Maxwell Patrick Jr. of Gulf Breeze, Fla. She has a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and one living sister, Myrtice Miller of Greenville.

Mrs. Patrick was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the memorial fund of the church.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery following visitation at Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia from noon until 2 p.m.

Mildred Windham

Mildred Windham, 78, of Evergreen died Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her residence.

Private graveside services will be announced later by Keahey Fuenral Home.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Leon and Tess Windham of Evergreen; two grandchildren, Jimmie and Jamie Windham; two great-grandchildren, Jayde and Jewel Windham; and a sister, Zella Angel of Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Alzheimers Association.