Obituaries for Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 9, 2014



Lucile.Brawner-002Lucile Rabren Brawner,85, entered into eternal peace on Sat., Oct. 4, 2014, at herhome in Dadeville.

Lucile was born June 27, 1929, in Andalusia. Shegraduated from AndalusiaHigh School in 1947. She married her childhood sweetheart Leon E. Brawner in 1947.

Lucile retired from the medical field after more than 55 years. Lucile then worked part-time in the retail business where she spent her money on her passion, shopping, not only for her family, but for other people.

She had a loving and generous heart, and wasalways giving to others. When she was not shopping, she and Leon loved spending time at the beach. Lucile was always the life of the party, making everyone around her laugh.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leon E. Brawner; parents Jack and QV Rabren; siblings, Morgan Rabren, Morris Rabren, Blair Rabren and Vonceil Rabren Thompson.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her family Lynne Glarrow, Dadeville, and Leigh Solano (Mike), San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Chris Glarrow, Dadeville, John Solano, San Antonio, Texas, and Angelina Solano, Houston, Texas; one sister-in-law, Betty Rabren, Andalusia; onebrother-in-law, Pat Thompson; and many adoring nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to caregivers Felicia Walker, Vanessa Jones and Lake Martin Hospice, especially Jamie Sharpe for her love, tenderness and support.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, Montgomery, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.

Mrs. Brawner will then lie in repose at Foreman Funeral Home, from 1:15-2 p.m., with graveside services to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Glarrow, John Solano, Mike Solano, Jimmy Rabren, Jerry Dunaway and Johnny Fairley.Honorary pallbearer will be Angelina Solano.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Lucile’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.



1008 Wise obit pic Mrs. Fairye Carpenter Wise, 95, of Andalusia, died on Mon., Oct. 6, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., Oct. 10, at 3 p.m., from the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia. The Rev. Timothy Trent will officiate. Interment will be in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Gail Wise Savage and Thomas W. Savage of Andalusia; two grandchildren, Kathryn Carty and Lonnie Mixon of Mobile, and Jennifer Carty and Chris McHargue of Fayetteville, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Christopher Gerhart, Lauren E. Chodkiewicz, Alexander Chodkiewicz, Hunter Berryhill and Alexis McHargue.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Bertha Sellers Carpenter of McKenzie; her husband of 53 years, Saxon Lee Wise; and her son, Mark Saxon Wise.

Pallbearers will be Richard Jones, Chet Thrash, Ivan Bishop, Ben Bowden, John Croft and Bill Patton.

Mrs. Wise was born and reared in McKenzie and graduated from high school there. She then attended the University of Montevallo, then Iowa State where she received her masters degree in early childhood development. After moving to Andalusia with her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wise owned and operated Wise Tractor Company for several years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for 58 years and served her church in various roles during her lifetime. She was also a member of the Cynosure Club. Mrs. Wise enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts of America. After her son’s death in 1980, Mrs. Wise and her husband were very active in the building of the Mark Saxon Wise Scout Hut in Andalusia. Mrs. Wise also enjoyed many activities such as traveling extensively, square dancing, reading, attending elderhostels and camp retreats with her church. Mrs. Wise also served on the board of the Andalusia Public Library for several years.

The body willlie in state at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home and also at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

The family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia, the Boy Scout Hut c/o the First United Methodist Church, or the Andalusia Public Library.

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Mrs. Christine S. Barbaree, 79, of Andalusia, passed away on Sun., Oct. 5, 2014.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 9, from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Elmore officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.

Mrs. Barbaree was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur Stinson, O.B. King and William Barbaree; parents, Virgil and Gladys Faulk Smith; and brothers, Phillip Smith, Cleveland Smith and V. J. Smith.

Survivors include her daughters, Susan (Clifford) Sowell and Stella (Vince) Vinson of Andalusia, and Sarah (Mark) Harris of Winston Salem, N.C.; sons, Marvin (Dot) Stinson of Chatom, and Clifton Stinson of Andalusia;sisters, Marie Lee of Chapman, Barbara (Sam) Horsey of Castleberry, Mary Lou (Wayne) Thames of Evergreen, and Ruby Bender of Selma; grandchildren, Joshua (Mandy) Sowell of Headland, Jacob (Heather) Sowell of Andalusia, Joseph (Corey) Sowell of Andalusia, Mary Katherine Harris of Winston Salem, N.C., Sehrrie (Jason) Elmore of Andalusia, April (Rhett) Harrelson ofAndalusia, Justin (Candace) Vinson of Andalusia, J.C. Stinson of Niceville, Fla., Timi Feagin of Jackson, Timothy Chandler of Chatom, Tara Matlock of Chatom, Penny Broome of Adrian, Mich., and Robin Randell of Hugo, Okla.; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A gathering of family and friends will be today from 6-8 p.m.

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