Obituaries for Wed., May 22, 2013

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Marvin Onnice Coxwell, 99, of Wing, passed away on Mon., May 20, 2013, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Wed., May 22, at Bradley Assembly of God Church in Wing with Keahey Funeral Home directing and the Rev. Roy Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Bradley Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Bradley Assembly of God Mission Fund.

Survivors include his sons, Larry (Nancy) Coxwell of Alabaster and Glenn Coxwell of Wing; daughter, Helen Coxwell of Wing; grandchildren, Lee (Michelle) Coxwell and Marianne (Brian) Earnest; and great-grandchildren, Cameron Coxwell and Cade Coxwell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roselle Coxwell.

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Bernard Grimes, 81, of Rose Hill, passed away on Mon., May 20, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Fri., May 24, at Good News Chapel with Keahey Funeral Home directing and the Rev. Jay Driver and the Rev. Jeff Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Special music will be provided by Jessica Walker and Ronnie Driver.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thurs., May 23, at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Grimes of Rose Hill; son, Bernard Lee (Ann) Grimes of Wetumpka; daughters, Cynde (Rich) Dessecker of Weatherford, Texas, Beth (George) Spires of Barney, Ga., Jo Anna Straughn, Victoria Willhite and Candice Willhite, all of Rose Hill; brother, Walter Thermon (Joyce) Grimes of Rose Hill; sister, Dr. Jo Marshall of Summerset, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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On May 15, 2013, the Rev. Cameron Wray Forster, 73, went home to be with his Lord.

He recently relocated to Rome, Ga., and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

The Rev. Forster was ordained Nov. 22, 1998, and performed services in many congregations. He also spent time overseas as a missionary. His strong Christian beliefs provided strength while he bravely faced brain cancer.

He leaves behind his wife, Francoise, of 47 years; his mother, brothers and sister. His children and their families will continue to cherish his memories: son, Brian (Katherine), and daughters, Sabrina Motzkus (Kyle), and Kymberli Bush (Edward); grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Marissa, Trevor, Patrick, Mariah and Spencer; and great-grandchild, Aiden Wood.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in his memory to Cancer Navigators, 316 W 5th St., Rome, GA 30165.