Obituaries for Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

Published 12:53 am Friday, December 15, 2017


It is with great sadness that the family of Vivian Stricklin Bowen announces her passing on Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, after a brief illness. Vivian will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Drusilla Feachen; and her brother and sister-in-law, Joe Eiland and Laquita Stricklin. She will also be remembered by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, a sister-in-law, Neva Bowen, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cloy and Maxine Stricklin; her husband, Dick Bowen; and her brother, Mabrey Stricklin.

Vivian was born in Brantley, Ala., on June 28, 1928. She was a member of the River Falls Baptist Church. Following her graduation from Andalusia High School, Vivian accepted a position as secretary of a real estate company, where she worked for 25 years.

Living on the water enabled Vivian to enjoy fishing, one of her favorite activities. Because she loved flowers, she was often seen spending a lot of time working in her yard. She was a delightful hostess, and her guests enjoyed her hospitality. Vivian was a happy person who enjoyed life to the fullest.

A graveside service in memory of Vivian will be held on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, at 2 p.m., at the family cemetery plot in Stonelake Gardens. The Rev. Larry Stewart will preside. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online registry at www.foremanfuneral



Mr. Allen Edward Cook, age 76, of Andalusia, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 14, 2017, at the Andalusia Health.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 17, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Paul B. Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Anne Carter Cook of Andalusia; daughters and son-in-law, Allison Lynn Cook and Kenneth Dallon Wallis III of Wetumpka, Courtney Anne Cook of Andalusia, and Meredith McInnis Cook of Asheville, N.C.; grandchildren, Kenneth Dallon Wallis IV and Allen Carter Wallis; and brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. David William and Theresa Smith Cook of Cantonment, Fla.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Allen and Camma Holladay Cook; and his sister, Camma Margaret Cook Fowler.

Pallbearers will include: the Rev. David William Cook, Kenneth Dallon Wallis III, Kenneth Dallon Wallis IV, Allen Carter Wallis, Dr. George Henry Carter, III, Brian David Mashburn, and Thomas Watson Savage.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorials to be made to First Baptist Church of Andalusia, Saint Michael’s Anglican Church of Andalusia, or the charity of one’s choice.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online registry at www.foremanfuneral