Obituaries for Tues., July 1, 2014

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Malvin Owens, 101, of Andalusia, passed away June 28, 2014, at Parkwood Healthcare.

Funeral Services will be held Wed., July 2, at 1 p.m. at the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Durwood Cleland will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., today, Tues., July 1, at the Keahey Funeral Home Chapel.

Owens is survived by her grandchildren, Donald (Kathy) Plott of Opelika, Lisa (Steve) Baughman of Opelika; great- grandchildren, Jerry (Erica) Plott, Christina Bishop, David (Krista) Pope and Bryan (Hannah) Price; and five great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Douglas Owens, and her daughter, Retha Plott


Charles Wood Thomasson, 81, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., June 28, 2014, at his residence.

He was born July 31, 1932, to Charlie E. and Runie Hare Thomasson. A native of Andalusia, he finished high school at Pleasant Home. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Later, he was employed by the local branch of the U.S. Postal Service, having retired after 24 years of service. Most importantly, he was a faithful member of the Cedar Grove Church of Christ, where he served as a teacher, deacon and elder over the years.

Funeral services will be today, Tues., July 1, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Church of Christ, with interment in the church cemetery. Ministers Eddie Boggess and Douglas Williams will officiate the service. Visitation will be held at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Thomasson is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Audie Thomasson of Andalusia; daughters, Cynthia T. Harrison of Dothan, Celia T. (Mark) Tate and Carol T. (Jim) Hancock of Abilene, Texas; son, Charles Rocky (Kim) Thomasson of Daingerfield, Texas; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Esker (Ann) Thomasson of Andalusia.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie E. and Runie Thomasson.

Memorials may be made to the Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael Thomasson, Jerrod Hancock, Jordan Hancock, Adam Tate, James Ryne Hancock, Andrew Tate, Aric Tate and Jeff Womble.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brett and Brian Harrison.

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