Obituaries for Thurs., Sept. 19

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2013


Ophelia Adams Albritton passed away on Sun., Sept. 15, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, S.C.

Born Feb. 6, 1919 in Red Level, she was the youngest daughter of the late Benjamin and Emily Connell Adams.

Mrs. Albritton attended the University of Alabama where she majored in Textile and Clothing Design.

She married the late Marvin Albritton in 1941, and following her husband’s graduation from law school, she returned to Andalusia where she remained a vital force in her community and church.

She used her artistry and vision to enhance numerous areas of public life, and these abilities can be seen in the steeple and porte-cochere of the First Presbyterian Church in Andalusia.

A devoted wife, mother and faithful friend, Mrs. Albritton was a true lady, and her grace, kindness and gentility touched all of those with whom she was acquainted.

The funeral services will be held on Sat., Sept. 21, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Andalusia at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be in the church sanctuary at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Kenneth and Emily Albritton Hill of Union, S.C.; her granddaughter and husband, MAJ Christopher and Alice Hill Haas of Harker Heights, Texas; and a grandson, Benjamin C. Hill of Charleston, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 223 South Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, or to the First Presbyterian Church, 101 West South Street, Union, S.C. 29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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