Obituaries for Thursday, Jan. 2

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 2, 2014


Bobbie Brown, 73, of Sanford, passed away on Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, at her residence.

She moved to Andalusia in 1962 with her husband, Sammy. In 1968, she began working as a beautician with Melba Kelley and continued until her retirement in 2000. Her friendship with Melba endured until the end.

She was a member of Oakey Ridge Baptist Church, loved flowers and gardening, and became a master gardener.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Thu., Jan. 2, at Oakey Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Meadows and the Rev. Carl Douglas officiating. Interment will follow in Oakey Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Survivors include her husband, Sammy Brown; her daughters and son-in-law, Lynn Brown Lamere of Dothan and Lee Brown and Alan Watkins of Roswell, Ga.; her grandchildren, Samantha Lee Lamere, Rachael Ann Lamere, Madeline Louise Lamere, Alexander Brown Watkins and Turner Allen Watkins; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald Ray and Carol Coston of Panama City, Fla., and Andrew and Patricia Coston of Crestview, Fla.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Grover Coston.

Pallbearers will be Delmar Wiggins, Donald Dozier, Harold Elmore, Todd Inabinett, Jimmy Bass, Wayne Chavers and Bragg Carter.

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