Obituaries for Fri., Nov. 12, 2010

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 12, 2010


Marilyn Blake passed away in Birmingham on Fri., Nov. 5, 2010.

She was born and raised in Andalusia, where she would reside until 1992. At the time of her death, she was undertaking a correspondence course through “At Home Profession” and was on the Dean’s List. She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Living God.

She leaves to mourn her passing, a daughter, Kenya Blake; one sister, Rosa Wright; four brothers, James (Pamela) Boggs, Floyd (Martha) Wright, both of Montgomery, Robert Wright of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Donald Blake of Birmingham; eight aunt; three uncles; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, friends and well-wishers.

Home-going services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 13, at the Church of the Living God, located at 608 Tucker Street in Andalusia, with Bishop Frederick K. Sheffield officiating and Elder Larry Blackmon delivering the eulogy.


Betty Greene, 81, of Andalusia, died Tues., Nov. 9, 2010, in the Andalusia hospital.

She was born June 25, 1929, to Willie Ray and Bessie Mae Cox Carter. She was married to the late Robert Wilbur “Pete” Greene of Andalusia. A member of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia, she was active and part of the Galilean Sunday school class there at First Baptist.

Funeral services will be heldat 11 a.m., today, Fri., Nov. 12, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating, and interment following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Ray Moore of Washington, Ga.; her grandchildren, Lane and Leslie Moore of Asheboro, N.C., the Rev. Curtis and Angel Moore of Thomaston, Ga., and Russell and Amy Moore of Helena; her great-grandchildren, Carter Moore, Ellen Moore, Ian Moore, Julia Moore, Abby Moore, Anna Moore, Alli Moore, Britney Moore, Brenan Moore and Brooke Moore; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Bob Pollard of Jackson, Miss.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wilbur “Pete” Greene; and her brothers, John Carter, Bob Carter and Al Carter.

Pallbearers will be Mike Pollard, Michael Pollard, Ron Martin, Justin Martin, Josh Martin, Mike Snowden, Jimmy Greene, Huey Greene and Jeremy McMath.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Andalusia.