Obituaries for Sat., March 23, 2013

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 23, 2013


Sara Foreman Hobson, 84, of Andalusia, died Fri., March 22, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held on Sun., March 24, at 3:30 p.m., from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Foster and the Rev. Herb Carlisle officiating. Interment will be in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be tonight at 6 at Foreman Funeral Home.

She was a lifelong resident of Andalusia. She attended Andalusia City Schools and graduated from Andalusia High School and later Auburn University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Andalusia and served as Sunday school teacher and a volunteer for the children’s choir. In her earlier years she was a member of the Andalusia Coterie Club.

Survivors include her two sons, Norman (Sharon) Hobson and Jeff Hobson, all of Andalusia; two grandchildren, Hunter (Ali) Hobson of Andalusia and Mary Elizabeth Hobson of Nashville; one great-grandchild, Forest Hunter Hobson of Andalusia; two nephews, Donlin Maloy (Jenny) Foreman of Harrisburg, N.H., and Ronlin Douglass (Lydia) Foreman of Blue Lake, Calif.; niece, Michelle Cottle Foreman (Gene) Leech of Fairhope.

Pallbearers will be Lucky Cope, Riley Taylor, Andy Little, Gary Little, Nick Chapman, Jon Sellers and Jeff Sellers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Roland, Charlie Cope, Pat Thompson, Basil Thompson Jr., Bill Meeks and Darwin Pippin.

Those unable to attend services may sign the online registry at



William Samuel Williams, 81, of Red Level, passed away Wed., March 20, 2013, in the Andalusia hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Sun., March 24, at the First Baptist Church Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Williams of Red Level; daughter, Nan Williams of Euless, Texas; stepdaughter, Deneise Laywell of Seven Point, Texas; stepson, Richard K. Brown of Sherman, Texas, and James Brown of Bedford, Texas; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irene Williams of Reno, Nev.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Those unable to attend services may sign the online registry at



Lucille Williams McGraw, 99, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., March 21, 2013, in the Andalusia Manor.

Graveside were held on Fri., March 22, at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne McGraw Hedges of Andalusia; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Barbara McGraw; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, of 62 years, Auburn McGraw; her parents, William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Williams; and 11 siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia or Comfort Care Hospice.

Those unable to attend services may sign the online registry at



Junior Shelby Owens, 80, of Andalusia, passed away Fri., March 22, 2013, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Mon., March 25, at Foreman Brown Service Funeral Home. Interment will follow at New Home Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Ricky Owens.

Survivors include his wife, Linnie Ellen Owens of Andalusia, his two daughters, Wanda (John) Rabren and Kristy (Shawn) Carter; two sons, Mike (Kelly) Owens and Paul C. (Anita) Owens, all of Andalusia, 11 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.