Obituaries for Sat., April 12, 2014

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 12, 2014


Jack D. Cowart, 85, of Wing, died Thurs., April 10, 2014, at a Crestview hospital. Funeral services will be Mon., April 14, at 2 p.m. at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Beda Cemetery.

Cowart is survived by his daughters, Brenda Rea of Wing, Sue Goodwin of Wing and Sandy (Rodney) Batesel of Kansas City, Mo.; granddaughter, Jacqueline (Wilson) Watson of Wing; grandson, Peter Odegaard of Kansas City; four great-grandsons, Chris, Nick and Brendan Watson of Wing and Skylar Odegaard of Kansas City; great-granddaughter, Myia

Odegaard of Kansas City; two sisters, Ethel Schmidt of Olive Branch, Miss. and Effie Beasley of Ridgeland, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Speck; parents, Joseph and Anna Cowart; four brothers; seven sisters; and one great-grandson, Jonathon Watson.

Visitation will be from Monday from 1 until 2 p.m. at Foreman’s.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign the guest registry online at


Donald Ray Odom, 79, of Andalusia, died Thurs., April 10, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be Sun., April 13, at 2 p.m. at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Monroe Sasser officiating. Interment will follow at Babbie Cemetery.

Odom is survived by his wife, Peggy R. Odom of Andalusia; sons, John (Lea) Odom of Alexander City and Karl Odom of Babbie; daughter, Betty (Craig) Strickland of Babbie; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye Peterson of Andalusia, Mary (Cecil) Worley of Loango and Nina Merle Hall of Loango; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Foreman’s.