Obituaries for Sat., June 6, 2015

Published 8:53 pm Friday, June 5, 2015


Mr. Benny Bozeman Barrow, 85, of Andalusia, passed away on Thurs., June 4, 2015, at Andalusia Manor. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Sun., June 7, 2015, from First Baptist Church with Brother Fred Karthaus officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

He was born on March 24, 1930, to Robert W. and Louise Bozeman Barrow. Mr. Barrow was retired from State Farm Insurance and was also the owner of Recycling Resources. Mr. Benny was a long time member of the First Baptist Church; he served as deacon, taught the boys’ Sunday school class, worked 35 years in the preschool and was chosen as their Man of the Year. He was also very active within the community. He was a Scout Leader, as well as an Eagle Scout himself, served as the mayor of Andalusia for two terms and was a member of the Rotary Club.

Benny served 37 total years in the military, 31 of those years in the National Guard. In 1951 with the army, he was mobilized in the Korean Conflict for two years. For four years, he also served in the reserves.

He was a great son, grandson, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was an outstanding person. He is survived by his wife, Esther Jacobs Barrow of Andalusia; daughter, Brenda Morris of Birmingham; sons and daughter-in-law, Ben Bozeman (Jane) Barrow of Albany, Ga., and David Jacobs Barrow, Ann Alred Barrow of Guntersville; grandchildren, Andrew Morris, Jake (Ashley) Barrow, Haley Barrow (Stephen) Scouten, Leigh Barrow (Austin) Ducworth, Meredith Morris (Pete) Dunn and John Barrow; great-grandchildren, Bennett and Ann Margaret Barrow and Harrison and Hudson Scouten; brother and sister-in-law, Robert W. “Bob” (Diane) Barrow, Jr. of Birmingham; and sister, Carolyn Singleton of Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to your charity of choice. Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at

Annette M. Bryant

Annette M. Bryant, 88, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Andalusia, passed away on Sat., May 30, 2015. She was born in Windermere, Fla. on Jan. 31, 1927, but lived most of her life in Andalusia.

Annette was an active member of Andalusia’s BPW, where she held many offices. In 1984-85, she was named BPW’s Outstanding Woman of the Year. She retired from Alabama Electric after many years of service.

She is preceded in death by her grandson, David Bodie; and her dearest friend, Dige Bishop. Annette is survived by her children, Nikki (Wayne) Bodie of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Pam (Keith) Waters of Pensacola, George (Jane) Martin of Carrollton and Ga., Rexanne (Jim) McClure of The Woodlands, Texas; daughter of the heart, Sandra (Foy) Pierce of Canton, Ga.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harold (Madge) Holland of Savannah, Ga.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola, both home care and inpatient staff for the genuine kindness and respect given to our mother. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice, 6479 Caroline Street, Suite B, Milton, FL, 32570; or online at in Annette’s memory.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.