Obituaries for Fri., Jan. 6, 2017

Published 1:28 am Friday, January 6, 2017

Bernard L Riley

Bernard L Riley of Doylestown, Pa., passed away on Dec. 24, 2016, at the age of 87. Born in Andalusia, Ala., on Sept. 7, 1929, he grew up in the Carolina Community of Andalusia and graduated salutatorian from Pleasant Home High School where he was a standout basketball player.

0104-obit-rileyHe went on to Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, Miss., and graduated with honors. At Copiah-Lincoln he was team captain of the basketball team and leading scorer in state conference play in 1952-53. He was inducted into the Copiah-Lincoln sports hall of fame in 1989. He was federalized with the Mississippi National Guard and served two years at Camp Pickett in Blackstone, Va., where he was team captain of the Second Army Basketball Team. He then went on to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, Miss., on a basketball scholarship and graduated with honors with a degree in accounting.

He began his career with International Paper Company in Mobile, Ala., in 1955 and retired vice president of Corporate Logistics in New York City in 1985. He then worked for Emcore Corporation in Somerset, N.J., as vice president of finance and for Dataram Corporation in Princeton, N.J., as chief financial officer and was a board member of the Dataram Board of Directors before retiring permanently in 1998.

During his career, he was a member of the Purchasing Round Table whose membership was limited to 15 executives from Fortune 100 companies, was president and CEO of International Paper Capital Formation, Inc., was a participant in the Executive-in-Residence Program at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, and was an executive committee member for the Center of Logistics and Transportation for The Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York.

He was a devoted father, grandfather and loving husband who cherished his family and had many friends throughout his life. He was a true Southern gentleman who will be remembered most for his love and devotion to his family and friends, his great sense of humor and wit, and for his warm, genuine, kind and loving nature.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Doylestown, Pa.; brother, Roger, and his wife, Carolyn, of Enterprise, Ala.; sons, Wayne of Denver, Colo., and Peyton and his wife, Tammy, of Chester, N.J.; and five beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Paige, Brooke and Sydney.

A memorial service and burial will be held on Saturday morning, Jan. 7, at 10 at Carolina Baptist Church in his hometown of Andalusia. A memorial service will also be held for him at a yet to be determined time and date at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, Pa., where he has been a member for the past 19 years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Carolina Baptist Church, 17745 Rockhole Bridge Rd, Andalusia, AL 36420 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd, Solebury, PA 18963.



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.

0105-fowler-obitAlong 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.


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 K. Cantline

Mrs. Mildred K. Cantline, age 91, of Montgomery and formerly of Andalusia, passed away Jan. 4, 2017. Funeral services will be Sat., Jan.7, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends and family on Sat., Jan. 7, from 9 until 11 at Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia. Interment will follow at Fair Mount Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Wood of Montgomery; grandchildren, Roger Ward, Pam Wascom, and Sherry Etheredge; and great-grandchildren, Alex Wascom, Preston Etheredge, Sarah Kate Etheredge, Hunter Ward, and Emilyn Etheredge.

Mrs. Cantline was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Cantline.