Obituaries for Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Published 2:19 am Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Alan F. Brown

Mr. Alan F. Brown, 84, of Andalusia, passed away Mon. Aug. 15, 2016, in a Dothan hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 18, at Southside Baptist Church with Brother Mike Flowers officiating. Interment will follow in Able Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church. Special music will be provided by Mark Rudd.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Brown of Andalusia; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Kay Brown of Champaigne, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son, Michael.

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James Edward Woodall

Lt. Col. (Ret.) USAF James Edward Woodall passed away and moved to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2016.

woodallJames, commonly known as Jim, was born on Oct. 15, 1924, in Opp, Ala. After graduating high school Jim heroically volunteered to enter WW II as an AAF cadet pilot. After earning his wings, he entered the war as a replacement pilot and actually hitchhiked across parts of Europe to join his unit the 352nd Fighter Group, also known as “The Blue Nosed Basterds Of Bodney.” He was assigned to the 487th Fighter Squadron and piloted the P-51 D Mustang. After the war ended he served one year in Germany and then returned home to enter college and pursue his passion of becoming an architect.

Jim graduated from Auburn University in 1951 and soon afterward opened his own practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala. While in Tuscaloosa he met the love of his life, Linda Broughton Woodall. They remained happily married for 53 years. The Woodall family eventually moved to Houston, Texas, where Jim spent the remainder of his life. Over his lifetime Jim designed and/or oversaw the design and building of many residential and commercial  buildings, two fraternity houses at the University Of Alabama, a Catholic church in Tuscaloosa, two elementary schools, and parts of the Fayetteville Power Plant in Texas.

He retired from Bechtel in the early 1980s, but continued to work. Jim also designed and built his own home in Houston. Jim loved sports of all types and was an avid golfer. He was active in sports from childhood until well into his late 70s. He loved people and animals alike, especially his black labs.

My dad taught me how to fish, hunt, and the importance of wildlife conservation. He “loved,” which was my father’s foundation! My dad was an outstanding watercolor artist, and was a member of “The Greatest Generation!” He will be sorely missed as both a husband and father, and a friend to many.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Jamie (Becky) Woodall; and his daughter, Misty. Contributions in his memory can be made to The National Parkinson’s Foundation, and of equal importance the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church And cemetery located in the Babbie. (Bethel Cemetery Commission Inc. 22733 John Road Andalusia, AL 36421).

A service and burial will be at the Bethel Primitive Baptist Cemetery in the coming weeks. The family expresses thanks to all who have shown their love and compassion during this time of hardship and loss.


Alene McCurley Catoe

Mrs. Alene McCurley Catoe, 89, of Pleasant Home, passed away Sun., Aug, 14, 2016, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 17, at Pleasant Home Baptist Church with Brother Fred Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Home Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Judy Bowman and Cathy and David Leverington of Andalusia; her grandchildren, Ken (Jamie) Kelley, Brian (Kerri) Kelley, Brad (Sarah) Bowman, Daniel (Cheryl) Leverington, Kelly Leverington; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Jackson and Annie Merle Henderson, both of Opp; special family members, Larry and Margaret Sanders, Angel Sanders, David and Morgan Sanders.

Pallbearers will be Ken Kelley, Brad Bowman, Brian Kelley, Bobby Jackson, Michael Jackson, and Shannon Kelley.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pilots for Christ.

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