Obituaries for Fri., June 13, 2014:

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 13, 2014


Annette Powell Cotter, born Aug. 11, 1940, in Andalusia, 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 today, 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 South Eeast Alabama Medical Center. 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 today, 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.