Obituaries for Thurs., Jan. 5, 2017

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 5, 2017


Camma Fowler was called home to be with her Lord on Jan. 2, 2017. She was born May 8, 1943, the middle child of three children born to Jesse Allen and Camma Holladay Cook of Andalusia. Her beloved mother and father preceded her in death. She married the love of her life, the Rev. Dr. Paul B. Fowler, on June 25, 1966, in First Baptist Church of Andalusia. They have been married for more than 50 years.

Along with her devoted husband, she is also survived by two sons, Paul Fowler and wife, Mary Beth, and their two children, Cynthia and Janele of Albany, N.Y.; and John Fowler and wife, Barbara, and their six children, Camma, Jonas, Lana, Samuel, Nathan and Mercy of Fairview, Texas. She is survived by two brothers, Allen Edward Cook and wife, Dorothy, of Andalusia, and the Rev. David William Cook and wife, Theresa ,of Cantonment, Fla. She is also survived by numerous brother and sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Camma attended high school in Andalusia, where among many other things she was in the band, a cheerleader and in the honors club. At Birmingham Southern College she was an honors student. She finished at Auburn University and saw the world as a stewardess for Delta Airlines. Prior to her marriage, she worked in the National Parks and at church camps. After they were married, she taught history, speech and debate in high schools. Together, they lived for extended periods of time in Scotland, Germany and Israel. But her primary occupation until her death was that of a mother, a pastor’s wife and a partner in ministry. It is impossible to do justice to this last role for it is indispensable, demanding and necessary for fruitful ministry and in all these things she did not disappoint our Lord! She is dearly loved and missed by all: MARANATHA!

The funeral service for Camma Fowler will be held in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia, on Sat., Jan. 7. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., and the service from 2-3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Bryant McGee, her pastor from McKinney, Texas, will lead the worship service. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate in Camma’s name to Bayside Medical Missions, P.O. Drawer 949, Fairhope, AL 36533, or, a wonderful medical ministry in Christ’s name to some of the poorest in Ecuador.


Mary Grissett Capps

Mrs. Mary Grissett Capps, age 72, of Andalusia, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loving family on Tues., Jan. 03, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with MS and brain cancer. She was a loving and much loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She was born to William Asbury and Esther Hart Grissett on Sept. 04, 1944, in Andalusia. She was salutatorian of the 1962 graduating class of Red Level High School and was employed at Andytex Credit Union in Andalusia as assistant treasurer for 25 years after which she worked at Royal Foods in Pell City for 20 years. She was a member of the River Falls Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed her work and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. They brought her so much joy and she loved them with all her heart.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 5, at River Falls Baptist Church with Brother Jim Walker officiating the service. Interment will follow in River Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Foreman Funeral Home and 30 minutes prior to services Thursday, at the church.

Mrs. Capps is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, William Capps of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Carrie Capps of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Erica and Trey Ware of Auburn; grandchildren, Raleigh, Emma, and Molly Anne Capps and Will and Reid Ware; Brothers and sisters-in-law, William J. “Bill” and Zelda Grissett of Andalusia, Lamar and Rosalyn Grissett of Prattville, and Ronnie and Barbara Grissett of Prattville; sister, Lynett Adams of Ft. Walton Beach; brothers-in-law, Ken (Ann) Capps of Westminster, Colo., Bennie (Patricia) Capps of Birmingham, and Clifford (Laresa) Capps of Ragland, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Grissett of Andalusia, Jeanette Grissett of Pensacola, Patricia Grissett of Andalusia, Betty Grissett of Robertsdale, Jenefer (Vaughan) Morgan of Montgomery, Joyce Capps of Pensacola, Judy Capps of River Falls, and DeAnna Capps of Pell City, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Grissett; brothers, Benjamin Arnold Grissett, Lynn Hart Grissett, Kenneth Lavon Grissett, and Bobby J. Grissett; and brothers-in-law, John H. Capps, Bill Capps, and Curtis Capps.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at


Martha Harris Gaines

Mrs. Martha Harris Gaines Osborn, age 90, went to be with the Lord Sat., Dec. 31, 2016. She was at home surrounded by love.

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

Survivors include her son, Richard Gaines and his companion, Rosalynne Williamson of Opp; daughter, Brenda Gaines and her companion, Bobby Duncan; sister, Maryann (James) Rabren of Andalusia; grandchildren, Wendy Wadsworth of Georgia; step-grandchildren, Elizabeth DeLosantos, Wendy Goatley, and Douglas Bagley.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Joseph B. Gaines and Louis Osborn; and a son, PFC Allen Gaines.

She was a Gold Star Mother and a member of Cedar Grove Church of Christ.


Willie C. Perry

Willie C. Perry of Andalusia, passed away on Jan. 2, 2017, at the age of 82, in Andalusia.

Funeral services for Willie will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, at Kirk’s Funeral Chapel. The Rev. B.C. Rhodes will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Little Baptist Hill Church in Rutledge.

Visitation will be Fri., Jan. 6, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kirk’s Funeral Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby C. Perry; his mother and father, Lue Ella Jordan-Jenkins and Henry Perry; his daughters, Sylvia N. Brooks and Detra A. Taylor .

The family will accept visitor immediately following the burial service at the family home in Andalusia.


Mildred Cantline

Mrs. Mildred Cantline of Andalusia passed away at her daughter’s home in Montgomery, Wed., Jan. 4, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.