Obituaries for Tues., Sept. 4

Published 10:58 pm Monday, September 3, 2012


Margaret Alice Hall Patterson, 83, of Andalusia, died Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, in the Andalusia Manor.

She was born on March 25, 1929, in Canton, Ohio, to Leslie and Anna Hall. She and her family moved to Florida when she was 1-year-old, and she later attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. She accepted employment with Armco Steel in Middleton, Ohio.

On May 13, 1966, she married the Rev. Edwin Patterson while living in Middleton and afterwards, the couple moved to Andalusia where he served as a Baptist minister.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m., today, Tues., Sept. 4, at the Bethany Cemetery in Heath with the Rev. Richard Pass officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at Foreman Funeral Home beginning at 1 p.m.

Survivors include her brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman Lew and Mildred Hall of Orange, Calif., and Richard Lee and Nancy Hall of Christianburg, Va.; her nieces, Carol, Alice, Nancy, Karen and Debra, and several great nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Edwin Patterson, who died on March 12, 2012.

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James Tommy Saunders, 70, of Gantt, died Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, in a Mobile Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Sun., Sept. 2, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Clark officiating and interment following in Sweetwater Cemetery in the Fleeta Community.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, John and Kathleen Saunders of Crestview, Fla.; his grandchildren, Amy and Greg Bondurant of Andalusia and Lisa Saunders of Troy; a great-granddaughter, Bailey Bondurant of Andalusia; two step-grandchildren, Justin Stanford of San Diego and Ciara Garrett of Pensacola, Fla.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jean Saunders of Montgomery.

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Flarrie Bell Black Raley, 105, of Andalusia, died Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 6, at the Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Wilkinson officiating and burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home and at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include her sister, Lorraine Duffle of Luverne, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Raley; her parents, John Hillery Black and Alice Cobb Black; brothers, Roy, J.D., Alvie, William Edward, Rudolph and Leo Black; and sisters, Ruby Lucille, Cumie, Merle, Vera Lee and Eula Mae.

The family wishes express a special thanks to Comfort Care Hospice.

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