Obituaries for 6/10/2003
B. O. Gunter, age 79 of Andalusia, died Friday, June 6, 2003 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Sunday, June 8, 2003 at Red Oak Baptist Church with Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, June 7, 2003,
Survivors include a wife, Claire Gunter of Andalusia; sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy and Leslie Gunter of
Andalusia, Benji and Lisa Gunter of Andalusia, Keith and Amanda Gunter of Andalusia, David and Melanie Dreading of Andalusia, Ricky and Juanice Dreading of Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-laws, Linda and
Jimmie Black of Enterprise, Sandra and Buddy Pridgen of Samson, Diane Cawthon of Andalusia, and Gary
and Loraine Sutton of Red Level; one sister, Ruth Partridge of Enid, Okla.; 12 grandchildren
8 great-grandchildren. Mr. B. O. Gunter was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Joseph Sutton, Rebekah Sutton, and Joshua Cawthon.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons.
Lois Copeland Patrick
Lois Copeland Patrick, 86, died June 4, 2003, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Tip Grinder, of new Brockton, Alabama.
Mrs. Patrick was an educator, wife, mother and homemaker. She was born in Henderson, Alabama, to the late Samuel and Myrtle Copeland. She hails from a family dedicated to public service, education, and the ministry. Following in her familys 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 in Andalusia, Alabama, and later was appointed a judge of the city court of Andalusia. Mrs. Patrick was married to the late James Maxwell Patrick, youngest son of T. A. and Laura Bonner Patrick, one of the pioneer families of Andalusia.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia directing.
She is survived by three daughters; Louise Grider of New Brockton; Rosemary Ammons of Perry, Fla.; Diana Branson of Ariton; and a son, James Maxwell Patrick, Jr., of Gulf Breeze, Fla. She has a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephew, and one living sister, Myrtice Miller of Greenville.
Eva Clark Sanders
Eva Clark Sanders, 93, of Andalusia died Sunday, June 8, 2003 in a Troy Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include her daughter, Jan (James) Barron of Brantley; three sons, Bob (Lynn) Sanders of marietta, Ga.; Ray (Angela) Sanders of Andalusia and Joe (Donna) Sanders of Andalusia; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a sister, Louise Davis of Gulfport, Miss.
Unogar Garvin, 83, of Florala died Thursday, June 5, 2003. She will be greatly missed by her family and all that loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick Reese Johnson and Tillie Barnes Johnson; two sister, Comogie Lewis and goty Admour Commander; two brother, Monogie Johnson and Walyun Johnson and a great-granddaughter, Tiffany Taylor.
Mrs. Garvin is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Sherman Garvin; a daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Roland Jordan; three sons and daughter-in-law, Luverne and Leona Faye Garvin, Durrice and Rebecca Garvin and Lonnie and Shirley Garvin. Survivors also include 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Conolie Johnson, and Hathaway Johnson; three sisters, Oddawa Goodwin, Maudigaw Lewis, and Unolar Kyser.
She was an active member of the Florala First Assembly of God Church. She was a friend to all who knew her and her absence will leave an unfillable void with those who will miss her lively spirit and compassionate ways. The assurance that she is with the Lord sustains her family and friends with the knowledge that we will see her again in glory, never to be parted again.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003 at Evans Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Bundy and Rev. Ray Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Florala Greenwood Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing.
Mildred Windham, 78, of Evergreen died Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her residence.
Private graveside services willbe announced later by Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia.
Survivors include 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; sister, Zella Angel of Ky.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Alzheimers Association.
Keahey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
On June 8, 2003, the precious Bonnie Linzy departed her earthly home, after a brief yet courageous battle with cancer, to take her place at the right hand of her Blessed Lord and Saviour.
Ms. Linzy, 91, was a lifelong resident of Andalusia and was preceded in death by her late husband, Willie Linzy and three children. She was a loving, devoted mother to a son Buddy Linzy of Andalusia, son, John L. Linzy (Maxine) of Opp, daughter, Agnes Mullen of Ft. Pierce, Fla., daughter, Peggy, Parker (Ronnie) of Pensacola, Fla. and daughter-in-law, Pat Linzy of Andalusia. She is survived by 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the extended family and many friends that have lifted her daily in prayer. "Thank you" to the staff of Covenant Hospice of Opp. Ms. Amy Herrington, you made the cross over journey for her so pleasant. Your unconditional
kindness will always be remembered. Thank you to Dr. John Maddox of Andalusia and Dr. Weaver of Opp.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Buck Creek Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Trevor Linzy, Chris Hatch, Greg Cunningham, Tim Bush, Hartley McLaney, Derrick Harrington and Mike Edgar.