Obits for Fri., Oct. 17, 2014

Published 11:18 pm Thursday, October 16, 2014



Mrs. Marjorie Barrow Booth, 86, a native of Conecuh County and longtime resident of Mobile, passed away Wed., Oct. 15, 2014.

She was an active member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Two of Mrs. Booth’s greatest joys were the life she shared with late husband, James L. Booth, Sr., and her large network of friends whom she loved and cherished. She was a supporter of the fine arts in the Mobile area, along with being an avid traveler and gardener.

Mrs. Booth will be remembered by those who knew her for her keen sense of humor and elegant fashion savvy, both of which she maintained until the very end.

Mrs. Booth is survived by her children, Stephenia Walker (Nancy) and James L. Booth Jr. (Robin); grandchildren, Malone Walker, Walden Walker, Alex Booth and Caroline Booth; brother, Hugh Barrow (Jan); sister, Dorothy Clark; members of the Grace Elizabeth Sunday School class; along with many cousins, relatives and friends.

The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Booth’s care givers, Betty and Tina Young.

The family will receive friends in the chapel at Spring Hill Baptist Church today, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service. Interment will follow at Long Branch Church Cemetery in Cohassett, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Tom Carter will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Spring Hill Baptist Foundation, 2 S. McGregor Ave., Mobile, AL 36608.

Condolences may be offered at Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home.




Miss Candace Paige Goodson, 12, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., Oct. 14, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mason Halacker officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. today, at Foreman Funeral Home.

Candace was a special, loving child. She loved Jesus, music, art, reading and animals. Her hugs and laughter will be missed, but her family knows that she is happy in the arms of our Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her father, Wade Goodson (Christine Carroll); her mother, Phala Goodson (David Withers); brother, David Axton; sister, Phala Jane; grandparents, Ray and Brenda Goodson, John and Janie Clark and Sherrie Bush; uncles and aunts, Justin and Selena Terrell, Joseph and Lily Clark and Lee Brooks; numerous cousins; and numerous great aunts and uncles.

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The Rev. Marion Elmer Davis, 86 (two weeks short of his 87th birthday), born Oct. 28, 1927, in Samson, died Oct. 14, 2014, at a health care facility in Robertsdale, with his wife of more than 66 years, Helen Myrtice Hall Davis, and family by his side.

Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m., at Bethany Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin today at 11:30 a.m., at the church.

He was married to Helen Myrtice Hall of Heath on June 14, 1948.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Wallace T. (Barbara) Davis of Mobile, Judy Davis of Mobile and Martha Davis (Buddy) Griffin of Lineville; seven grandchildren, Capt. Joshua (Brooke) Davis of El Paso, Texas, David (Kimberly) Griffin of Lake Charles, La.; Mandy (Kevin) Wilburn of Cullman, Lindy Griffin of Nashville, Tenn., Jarred (Stephanie) Griffin of Lineville, Katy (Steve) Yeend of Daphne and Judd (Missy) Rew of Mobile; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harlan Davis of Mobile; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Era Andrews of Heath; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be David Griffin, Jarred Griffin, Steve Yeend, Judd Rew, Carl Davis and Kendall Andrews.

The Rev. Davis was a graduate of Troy University, with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and AA certification from Auburn University. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. He served as pastor at various churches, including Damascus Baptist Church, Hopewell Baptist Church, Sanford Baptist Church, Coldwater Congregational Church and Liberty Home Baptist Church. His ministry spanned more than 50 years. His career in education spanned 25 years as a teacher and principal.

The family celebrates his life here and are overjoyed at his new home in Heaven.

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