Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 31, 2012

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Woody Armstrong, 72, of Andalusia, died Sun., Oct. 28, 2012, at his residence.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Survivors include his wife, Connie H. Armstrong of Andalusia; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Julie Armstrong of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Melissa Bryan of Huntsville; his grandchildren, Bryant Armstrong, Brittany Armstrong, Cessaley Bryan, Courtland Bryan and Alicia Maynor; his adopted children, Lee Maynor of California, Jeff Daniel of Andalusia, Kim Daniel of Mississippi, and Billie Jo Jackson and Scotty Ballard of Andalusia; a special companion, his dog, Peanut; and many special friends, including Martha Smith, Beth (Joey) Mackey, Mary Brazzell, Darren Raines, Bo and Candy Henderson, Jody Armstrong, Amanda (Brian and Casey) Bulger, Steve and Mary McGowin, Nick and Terry Ireland, Tina Mitchell, and Charles and LaWanda Henderson and family.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry at



Elinka Brooms Warnicke passed away from heart failure on Sat., Oct. 27, at Baptist Hospital South after a lengthy hospital stay.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., today, Wed., Oct. 31, at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Brother Billy Boles officiating. Visitation will be at at Foreman Funeral Home beginning at 10 a.m.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and maintained close personal relationships, despite dealing with chronic health problems and the deep sadness by the death of her husband. She will be remembered by those who loved her for her intelligence and grace.

She was a graduate of Andalusia High School and was still in contact with many of her childhood friends, including Barbara Hammac Selvey, Nelda Cross Hathcock, Nancy Costen Bozeman, Marcia Mathews Reichert, Joy Hair Tway and Marilyn Henderson O’Neal.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, McDonald “Mack” Brooms, and his wife, Molly; her nephew, Anderson (Becky) Brooms, and his daughters, Madison and Isabelle; her cousin, Glenda Hughes, who was not only a relative but also a dear friend; her stepdaughters, Jill Warnicke and Kim VanderWeele of Michigan and Beverly Mapletoft of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman Warnicke, and her parents, Bascom and Gladys Brooms.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry at



Annie Bell Faust of Greenville passed away peacefully in Lafayette, La., on Oct. 29, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Fri., Nov. 2, at the Harrison Funeral Home in Greenville. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

She was born on July 4, 1912, in the Antioch Community and turned 100 this year. For those who loved her, she was the sweetest person they had ever known. She led a very long Christian life and was a member for many years of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Greenville. She was a great example to all, and was loved by many. She has seen more in her life than many of us ever will. There is most definitely a special place in Heaven for her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilary Everett Faust; her daughter and son-in-law, Mavis and Henry Ackerman; her mother, Mamie McIntyre; her father, Alford Earnest McIntyre; her sister, Emilee Gafford; her brother, W.A. McIntyre; her sister, Louise Falcon; her brother, Earnest McIntyre; her sister, Opal McIntyre; her brother Vincent McIntyre; a brother and sister who died at birth; and her grandsons, Michael and Johnny Hoke.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Hilda and Bill Moore and Lisa and Jeffrey Touchet; her sister, Mary Verrett; her grandchildren, Hank and Julie Ackerman, Robert and Sue Ackerman, John and Donna Ackerman, Cathy Holzman and Charles Johnson, Janet and John Kidd, Bill Moore Jr., Jeff and Beverly Moore, Loretta Hoke, Robert Hoke Jr., Tommy and Debbie Hoke, Michelle Hoke, Kimberly and Adam Leblanc and David Hoke; her great-grandchildren, Aaron and Ashley Ackerman, Elise Ackerman, Rhonda and Dominic Oaxaca, Bobbi and Tom Costa, Kristi Ackerman, Amy and Tim Gonzales, Sarah and Joseph Szalontay, Amanda Holzman, Amanda Kidd, Daniel Kidd, Marianne and Jeremy Morgan, Jeffrey Moore Jr., Jackson Moore, Phoebe Hoke, Chloe Hoke, Gabriel Hoke, Savannah Hoke, Johnny Ray Hoke, Jonah Hoke, Robin Hoke, Jordan Hoke, Logan Hoke, Maryanne Sala, Courtney Sala, Issac Sala, Brittney Sala, Michael Scott Walters, Brey Leblanc, Alec Leblanc, Sadie Hoke and Michael Hoke; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.