Obituaries for Sat., Jan. 25, 2014

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 25, 2014


The Rev. John Oliver Crittenden, 96, formerly of River Falls, passed away in Louisville, Ky.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.



Lena Lambert, 91, of the Heath Community, passed away on Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., today, Sat., Jan. 25, at Bethany Cemetery with Jason Gunter and Durwood Cleland officiating.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Travis and Jan Lambert and Elton Lambert of Andalusia; grandson, Billy Lambert of Andalusia; great-grandson, Justin Lambert; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bethany Building Fund.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at



Ruby Clyde Perry, 84, of Andalusia, passed away on Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, in Mobile.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tue., Jan. 28, at First Baptist Church – Whatley Street, followed by the burial at Little Baptist Hill Church in Rutledge.

Left to cherish her memories is her loving husband, Willie Perry of Andalusia; their six children, Mathis Dorsey of Atlanta, Betty Toney of Andalusia, Patricia Dorsey (Leslie) Reynolds of Atlanta, Mary Taylor of Mobile, Danny (Johnnie Mae) Perry of Evergreen and Theresa Cole of Savannah, Ga.; her granddaughter whom she raised, Tenia Perry; her brothers and sisters, D.C Dorsey, Ethan (Duck) Dorsey and John E. Dorsey, all of Andalusia, Mary Dubose of Dayton, Ohio, Clara A. Curry of Andalusia and Helen (Aaron) Anderson of River Falls; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, extended family and loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ethan and Bessie Dorsey; and her daughters, Sylvia Brooks and Detra Taylor.

The family will accept flowers, or memorials may be made in her honor to the charity of one’s choice.



Katherine Ovenia Fletcher Butler, 99, of Andalusia, passed away in Dale County on Wed., Jan. 23, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Mon., Jan. 27, at Gantt Baptist Church with David Walsh and Ben Amlong officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Foreman Funeral Home and 30 minutes prior to service at the church.

Survivors include her daughter, Rozita Jones of Ariton; a grandson, Stephen Jones of Ozark; two step-sons, John (Joyce) Butler of Titus and Larry (Susan) Butler of Arkansas; step-daughter, Linda (James) Harris of Montgomery; one brother, Robert E. Soles of Gantt; one sister, Ruby Bergstresser of Washington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lathram H. Fletcher and John B. Butler.

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