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Obituaries for 12-06-2003

Rufus Jasper "Buddy" Griggs

Rufus Jasper "Buddy" Griggs, 55, of the Carolina community, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 11 a.m. from Foreman Funeral Home with burial in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery in River falls and with Rev. James Elmore officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Harris of Andalusia; four sons, Walter Griggs, Lavon Ziglar, James Griggs, all of Andalusia and Timothy Griggs of Georgia; one daughter, Ruby Tubberville of Andalusia; six grandchildren; his father,

Jack Griggs of Andalusia; a sister, Joanne Davis of Crestview; and a brother, Arthur Joe Griggs of Andalusia.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Hughes, Jeffery Anderson, Marvin Kelley, Tom Findley, Rick Long, Joseph Berry, Doug Kimmons, Frankie Berry and Ricky Barnes.

Robert Verbon Dye, Sr.

Robert Verbon Dye, Sr., age 60 of Red Level, died Thursday, December 4, 2003 in a Houston hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 8, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Foreman Funeral Home with burial in the Mott Church of Christ Cemetery.

Coach Dye, as most people knew him, was a teacher and football coach at Red Level High School. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Dye of Red Level; one son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Sara Dye, Jr. of Andalusia, one daughter and son-in-law Elisa and Randy Edson of Red Level; four grandchildren Emily and Ethon Edson and Sara Grace Dye and Trae Bowen; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dye of Leesville, La; three brothers Roddy (Nell) Dye of Opclousas, La, Pat (Liz) Dye of Galveston, Texas and Timmy Dye of Leesville, La.

The body will lie in state at Foreman Funeral Home from 6 pm Sunday. Flowers or memorials to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will be accepted.

Sue Bowdoin

Sue Bowdoin, age 65, of Andalusia, died Thursday, December 4, 2003 at her residence.

Grave side funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, December 6, 2003 at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law Thomas and Cristy Bowdoin Williams of Chelsa, Ala.; John and Cindy Raley of Town Creek, Ala.; Daniel Raley of Andalusia; three daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Frankie Berry of Andalusia, Polly and Randy Pace of Muscle Shoals, Becky and William Tubberville of Andalusia; two brothers John Wilder of Opelika, Cecil Wilder of Wetumpka; one sister Eva Mae Henderson of Montgomery; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Dalton Raley in 1977 and James Rufus Bowdoin in 2000.