Obituaries for Thurs., June 12, 2014

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2014


Annette Powell Cotter, born August 11, 1940, in Andalusia, Ala., passed away June 10, 2014, at her home in Pine Lake, Ga.

A private memorial service will be held Sat., June 14, at 3 p.m., at her home.

Annette was the daughter of Abner R. Powell, Jr. and Jean S. Powell, and the sister of Patricia Powell Cassady and Ab Powell, III. She was a graduate of Andalusia High School, where she was a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She studied at Huntingdon College, Florida State University and at Georgia State.

Annette was a talented musician and lived in Nashville, Tenn., for a number of years. While in Nashville, she wrote the words and music to songs recorded by George Strait, Linda Davis and Pam Tillis.

She also lived in Cairo, Egypt (You ought to hear those stories!), and Brussels, Belgium, when her husband, Bill, was employed by the U. S. State Department. She had a wonderful sense of humor, creating smiles and laughter —sometimes uproarious laughter — wherever she was.

Annette is survived by her beloved husband, Bill Cotter of Pine Lake, Ga.; son, C. Ward Hall III, of Ocean Springs, Miss.; daughter, Heidi H. Carroll of Camp Hill, Ala.; grandchildren, Chance Hall and Shannon Marie Hall; and step-grandchildren, Ava Carroll and Evan Carroll.

Annette was preceded in death by a son, John Riley Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the local animal shelter or to organizations engaged in helping needy children.


Henry Watkins, 88, died Wed., June 11, 2014.

Watkins is survived by his daughter, Louise (Gary) Bass.

Funeral services will be held Fri., June 13 at 11 a.m. at Tom’s Creek Baptist Church in Martin, Ga. With Whitlock Mortuary directing.


Raymond Hugh Patterson, a resident of Napier Field, formerly of Andalusia,, died Mon., June 9, 2014, at SEAMC. He was 67.

Patterson was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Covington County to the late Paul and Jesse Patterson. He graduated from Andalusia High School in 1964. He honorably served five years in the U.S. Army, completing two tours in Vietnam. He received his bachelor degree from Troy State University while working full time with GTE. After retiring, Patterson owned a small business, “ Keepin’ It Sharpe” and served as a councilman for the town of Napier Field. Patterson is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Onzel Patterson, of Napier Field; two sons, Robert Tracy (Michell) Patterson of Lumber Bridge, N.C. and Raymond David Patterson of Meridianville; daughter, Kimberly Michelle Patterson of Dothan; grandchildren, Andrew Michael Edge of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Jeffrey Malcolm Brand of Midland, Texas and Garrett Reid Patterson of Meridianville; great-grandchild, Alia Marie Brand; brothers, Mike (Ann) Patterson and Rusty (Lisa) Patterson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Fri., June 13, at 11 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Willis officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. prior to services.


Inez Riley Moss, 91, of Roswell, was born on July 10, 1932, to John Daniel Riley and Inez Preston Riley of Andalusia. Inez died June 9, 2014, after a brief illness.

She was an accomplished young woman and demonstrated an early sense of adventure and a love of life-long learning. She served as a meteorologist in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII, and was stationed at California’s Camp Pendleton. After the war, she married Paul Grady Moss Jr., a captain in the Marine Corp who served in Iwo Jima, Guam and Gaudalcanal. The couple moved to the Atlanta area where they became active members of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church.

Moss was a devoted Sunday school teacher and loved studying for her lessons. She was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). Moss was a pioneer in mainstreaming visually-impaired and hearing-impaired students into Atlanta Public Schools in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1972, she embarked upon a 30-year career in real estate, qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table Award multiple years. She treasured her time with both Northside Realty and later with Buckhead Brokers, because of the many friends she developed as clients and colleagues.

In 1975, she and Paul moved to Roswell where they became involved in the Roswell Historical Society. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Bridge Club and the Alabama Club. She received the United Daughters of the Confederacy Cross of Military Service. Inez and Paul became active members of the First Baptist Church of Roswell, where she again taught Sunday school.

Moss is survived by her children, Grady and Stephanie Moss of Alpharetta, Anadora “Andie” Moss of Washington, D.C. and Penny Moss of Talladega; grandchildren, Matthew Moss of Dahlonega and Melissa Moss of Washington, D.C.; brother-in-law, former Sen. Ted Little of Auburn; Wade and Mildred Moss of Richmond, Va.; and Mary Jean Moss of Decatur, Ga., along with many nieces and nephews and her cherished friends of all ages.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Grady Moss Jr. and her sisters, Peggy Riley Graves and Jonnie Dee Riley Little.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., June 12 at noon at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA. Military Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA.

Visitation will be held from tonight, from 6 until 8 p.m.  and again on Thurs., June 12, beginning at 11 a.m. at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.


Geraldine V. Sasser Cravey, 78, of Florala, passed away Tues., June 9, 2014, at Andalusia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be today, Thurs., June 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Cravey is survived by her daughter, Wanda Scroggins of Andalusia; son, Willie H. Sasser of Texas; grandchildren, Michael Scroggins Jr., Matthew Scroggins, Justin Scroggins, Lindsey Sasser and Daniel Sasser; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Scroggins, John Scroggins and James Scroggins.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Extreme Experience Retreat, Dirk Price; 5814 Wilson Dairy Rd., Red Level, AL 36474.

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