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Obituaries for Sat., Jan. 13, 2018

ELOISE SCHOFIELD HENDERSON

Ms. Eloise Schofield Henderson, age 84, of Andalusia, passed away on Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, at Andalusia Manor.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 13, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in Beulah Cemetery. Visitation was Friday  at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Frankie and Tambry Henderson of Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and John Collier and Angie and Eddie Cofield, all of Andalusia; grandchildren, Brad Collier, Candi Tait, Mandy Precise, Melanie Parker, Jay Henderson, Heath Henderson, and Kelly Stinson; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Billy Schofield of Opp, Donnie Schofield of Montgomery, and Tom Schofield of Gantt; sisters, Chris Prescott of Tallahassee, Fla., Bettye Strickland of Tallahassee, Fla., Sue Williams of Opp, and Sylvia Rasey of Auburn; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Avant of Opp.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Schofield.

The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to Comfort Care Hospice.

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

 

CHARLES ROWELL LOWMAN

Mr. Charles Rowell Lowman, age 94, of the Good Hope Road near the Searight community, passed away on Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, at Andalusia Manor. He was born in Andalusia, April 25, 1923, the son of the late Benjamin Edmond Lowman and Agnes Sturgis Lowman.

He was one of the first students graduating in May of 1940 from the present Andalusia High School. After high school and at the beginning of World War II, he took several defense training courses studying radio and radar technology. He was drafted in early 1943 and served as an airborne radar technician in the Pacific Theatre on a converted Liberty ship equipped with shops to service B-29 aircraft.

A week after being discharged from service, he started school at the University of Alabama later transferring to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) where he graduated with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He was employed by Alabama Electric Cooperative (now Power South Energy Cooperative) from 1950 until his retirement in 1988. During this time he worked in numerous engineering and management positions retiring as executive vice president and general manager. The AEC Board of Trustees honored him upon his retirement by renaming the Tombigbee Power Plant the “Charles R. Lowman Power Plant.”

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Effie Adams Lowman; daughters and sons-in-law, Nora and Lloyd Culp of Dozier and Ruth and Lance Nail of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Lauren (Jose) Gonzalez, Landon Nail, and Joel Nail; great-grandson, Damien Gonzalez; nieces and nephews, Marcia (Jack) Reichert, Max (Sandra) Mathews, Byron B. Mathews, Jr.; and special family members, Patsy Shreve and Charles Farrow.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 14, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

The family request no flowers for memorials to be made to your charity of choice.

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

 

JOSEPH CECIL WINGARD

A memorial service for Mr. Joseph Cecil Wingard will be held at 2 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, in the First Baptist Church of Andalusia. A visitation for family and friends will follow in the fellowship hall.

He died Fri., Dec. 29, 2017. Graveside services were held Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, at Coosa River Primitive Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any Parkinson’s Disease Research, Coosa River Cemetery Fund, or Samford University in Birmingham.