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Obituaries for 12-24-2003

Steve Maddox

Steve Maddox, 32, of Andalusia died Monday, December 22, 2003 at his Luverne residence.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at Beda Cemetery with Rev. James Elmore oficiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two sons, Matthew and Brandon Maddox of Andalusia; one brother, Randy Maddox; three sisters, Myra Maddox of Andalusia, Gidget Harris of Prattville, and Anita Gail Poston of Gainsville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Jackson.

Byron C. Hair

Byron C. Hair, 90, of Andalusia died Monday, December 22, 2003 at his residence.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Frank Beall and Father Bob Randall officiating.

Survivors include his daughters, Joy Tway of Andalusia, Ann (Lamar) McGlaun of Enterprise, and Nancy (Marshall) Skinner of Destin, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Mr. Hair was a lifelong resident of Andalusia and graduate of Andalusia High School. He attended Auburn University on baseball scholarship and later joined the National Guard. He formed and was co-owner of Brown Hair and Tire Company. He was the manager of the LBW Golf Course from its inception until his retirement in 1985. Because of his love for being around people, he went back to work as a greeter for Wal-Mart until his final retirement in 1996. Mr. Hair was also a former member and president of the Lions’ Club. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir, served as an elder of the church and as a former Sunday School director.

Cathleen Ramer

Cathleen Ramer, 84, of Andalusia died Sunday, December 21, 2003 in an Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Carolina Cemetery with Chaplain Johnnie White officiating.

Survivors include her daughters, Frances Rawls of Andalusia, Glenda Bess of Paxton, Fla. and Quida Forehand of Andalusia; her sons, Woodrow Ramer of Polkton, N.C. and Irvin Ramer of Andalusia; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Ramer; and her grandson, Ronnie Ramer.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Bess, Alvin Bess, Steven Rawls, Woody Ramer, Michael Forehand and Ricky Padgett.

Ferrin C. Smith

Ferrin C. Smith, 87, of Andalusia died Monday, December 22, 2003 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Greenwood Cemetery in Florala and with Minister Jason Green officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mamie Vela Smith of Andalusia; his son, Dr. Larry C. Smith of Mississippi; two grandsons, Kevin Smith and Christopher Smith; his sister, Margaret (Pete) Lowe of Andalusia; his stepson, Wade Garrett; his step-grandson, Douglas Wade Garett; and a number of nieces and nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to thank the Compassionate Hands Hospice of Geneva and Dr. O.D. Mitchum.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Central Church of Christ Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Smith, Christopher Smith, M.AV. Stokes, Glenn Huggins, Craig Kilpatrick and Winford Lowe.