Obituaries for Fri., April 20, 2012

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 20, 2012


Lynn Brown King, 93, died Mon., April 16, 2012, in a Birmingham hospital.

She was a native of Millry, Ala, and a resident of Andalusia for most of her life. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia.

Graveside services will be held on Sat., April 21, at 2 p.m., from the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating. Foreman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery 30 minutes prior to services.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Dr. Edgar Pugh King; her parents, Henry and Jessie Brown; her brothers, Osborne and Melvin Brown; and sisters, Melanie and Cecile Brown.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lynda K. (Ed) King of Brewton and Melaine K. (George) Salem of Birmingham; five grandchildren, Brian King of Atlanta, Russell Alan (Vanessa) King of Huntsville, Emily Ann Salem of Frankfort, Ky., Margaret Abigail Salem of Dallas and George Badie (Lindsey)Salem III of Birmingham; three great-grandchildren, Stella, Wyatt and Jude King, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia or to the charity of one’s choice.

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Edith Faye Lambert, 85, of Red Level, passed away Sat., April 14, 2012 in a Mississippi hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Sat., April 21, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Lambert; her parents, Joseph Anderson Mitchell and Evie Lee Liles Mitchell; three sisters, Willie Mae Seales, Jewel Gray Wiggins and Bessie Rae Wiggins; one brother, Willard Mitchell.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Mae A. Cross, 84, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on April 13, 2012.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m., Sat., April 21, at Pleasant Home Baptist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

She was born on July 16, 1927 in Cadott, Wis., to Otto and Olga Arneson. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage.

She is survived by her son, John Scott Cross and wife, Beverly; daughter, Susan Sammons and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Sarah Weaver, Leah Brown, Chase and Matthew Cross and Blake and Logan Sammons; great-grandchildren, Kaden and Rylee Brown and Savannah Weaver; sisters, Lorraine Munroe and Anne Berseth; sisters-in-law, Nelda Hathcock and husband, Bob, and Juanita Franklin and husband, Louie; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, William Harold Cross. They were married for 52 years sharing a love and devotion few experience. She was a flight attendant and instructor for National Airlines. She also worked as a dental assistant and was a homemaker. She was an accomplished artist, avid gardener and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and her family lived in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii and Texas. She was an ever-present caregiver and matriarch of the family. Her strength, confidence, and quick wit endeared those fortunate enough to know her and set a high standard to follow. She will be dearly missed by her family.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6107 Eagle Rd., Andalusia, AL 36420.