Obituaries for Fri., Sept. 19, 2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 19, 2014


Mrs. Marie Gowan, 84, of River Falls, died Thurs., Sept. 18, 2014, at Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gowan will be held on Sat,, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. from the Foreman Funeral Home chapel with Brother Harold Morris officiating.

Interment will follow in River Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be one-hour prior to services.

Mrs. Gowan is survived by her husband, Donald Gowan of River Falls; daughter and brother-in-law, Patsy and Peter Shelpman Sr. of Ohio; step-daughter, Jean Gowan of Ohio; grandchildren, Peter (Becky) Shelpman Jr. of Millersburg, Ky. and Sammi Ruth of Jacksonville, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her son, Sammy Boutwell; four brothers; and three sisters.

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Mr. Tommy Dean Modlin, 60, of Opp, passed away Tues., Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home.



Mrs. Dorothy Barton Brawner, 80, of Andalusia, passed away Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, in a Huntsville hospital.

Funeral services for Mrs. Brawner will be held on Sat., Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. from the Foreman Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Fred Karthaus will officiate.

Mrs. Brawner is survived by her daughter, Leisa and husband Brad Taylor of Huntsville; and two grandchildren, Melissa and John Taylor.

The body will lie in state from 5-7 p.m. Friday, at Foreman Funeral Home.

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Mr. Wendell Ashley Harris, 69, of Searight, passed away Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, at UAB hospital.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Walter Brewer officiating. Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Carol Harris of Searight; a son and his partner, William A. Harris and John Bagwell of New York City; a step-son, Richard Strickland of Millbrook; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Diane Harris of Dozier; his sister, Shirley Milligan of Montgomery; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a son, Lee Harris.

The family asks for contributions to be made to Montgomery Cancer Center, 4145 Carmichael Rd., Montgomery, AL 36106-2801.

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Carol Stokes Boyington of Andalusia died Sept. 14, 2014. She was 67.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Randy Boyington and Roger and Suzanne Zorn Boyington, all of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Keith and Tracie Boyington Pittman, Andalusia; six grandchildren, Sarah and Libby Boyington; Ashford and Aubrey Boyington; and Amber and Brian Thomas; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Sandra Allen Stokes of Florala; her sisters, Shirley Stokes Tew, and husband, Terry, and Cindy Surrey Cook, all of Andalusia; a brother, Paul Surrey, and wife, Teresa, of Robertsdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A native of Baldwin County, Mrs. Boyington lived most of her adult life in Florala and moved to Andalusia in recent years.

She was a longtime member of Lockhart Baptist Church, and was a member of Lindsey Bridge Baptist Church after moving to Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer Norris and Inez Dunlap Stokes; and her husband, John Ashford Boyington.

Services are planned for 11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 20, at Evans Funeral Home in Florala, with burial following in Florala’s Greenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Lockhart Baptist Church, Lockhart, Lindsey Bridge Baptist Church, Andalusia, or First Presbyterian Church, Andalusia.