Obituaries for Wed., May 2, 2018

Published 1:10 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Mrs. Eloise Hudson Lambert, age 95, of Andalusia, passed away on Sun., April 29, 2018, at Florala Health and Rehab.

A funeral service was held on Tues., May 1, 2018, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Greg Cotter officiating. Interment followed in Salem Cemetery with Brother Keith Ray officiating. Visitation was on Monday evening at the funeral home.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Shirley Lambert and Charles and Hazel Lambert, all of Andalusia; grandchildren, Sherry (Mike) Albertson, Marc (Britta) Lambert, Misty (Reid) Corts, and Brandi (John) Puet; and great-grandchildren, Catrina Albertson, Victoria Albertson, Michael Albertson, Braxton Lambert, Annabelle Lambert, McKenzie Corts, Wesley Corts, Charleigh Puet, and Annalynn Puet.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William H. Lambert, brother, James Hudson, and sister, Louise Womble.

Pallbearers were William Blocker, Scott Dutton, Hank Carter, Marc Lambert, Hilton Bozeman, Steve Dye, and Michael Albertson.

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Mrs. Corrie Mae Anderson Owens, 77, of Andalusia passed away on Sun., April 29, 2018, at Andalusia Health after a long illness.

Mrs. Owens was born in Andalusia, on Feb. 8, 1941. She was a graduate of Andalusia High School, attended college at Huntingdon College and graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in music in 1962, where she was a member of Kappa Delta social sorority. She married her long-time sweetheart, John Owens, in 1961; they moved to Opp in 1963 where she spent her early career teaching music at South Highlands Elementary School. As her daughters became school-aged, she chose to be a stay-at-home mother and taught private voice and piano lessons. The family lived in Montgomery for a brief time in the mid-1970s, returning to Opp in 1976. She and her husband moved back to Andalusia in the early 1990s where she finished her music career as an instructor at LBW Community College. She was a beloved teacher and accomplished musician, and cherished her years working with students of all ages.

In addition to music, she loved a good round of golf and enjoyed knitting, painting, cooking, cards and dominoes. She also loved time spent around the water dating back to childhood summers on St. Andrews Bay in Florida and was a staunch supporter of her Auburn Tigers. During the later years of her life, she spent countless hours knitting prayer shawls and preemie caps for friends, family and strangers who were facing health crises and sorrow. She encouraged others to do the same through a women’s prayer shawl ministry that she founded at First United Methodist Church in Andalusia.

She is remembered by her family, friends and former students, as a very special lady who always greeted you with a sweet smile. Her joy and zest for life were infectious. She loved to praise God with singing, and was a faithful choir member throughout her lifetime until she was no longer physically able to participate. She also loved to visit with friends and relatives and they were all special to her.

Mrs. Owens is survived by her husband of 57 years, John Edward Owens, Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathleen and Jeff Erwin and Allison and Mike Stanley; grandchildren, Jacob and Rebecca Stanley; step-grandchildren, Blake (Angela) Erwin, Tyler Erwin, and Victoria (Zac) Hollar; great-grandchildren, Will Erwin and Zoe Hollar; sisters-in-law, Sarah Anderson, Helen Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, and Diane (Frank) Green; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, whom she adored.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert B. and Alma Anderson and brothers, Glenn, James and John Anderson.

A funeral service will be held on Wed., May 2, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Andalusia with Dr. Jason Thrower officiating. Graveside services at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery will immediately follow. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall prior to the service in the sanctuary.

Pallbearers include Jacob Stanley, Blake Erwin, Tyler Erwin, John Anderson, Mike Anderson, Robert Anderson, Bryan Anderson, Murray Anderson and Mark Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry and The Searchers Sunday School Class at FUMC Andalusia.

Should friends desire, flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (230 E Ohio St. Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611, or, First United Methodist Church Andalusia building fund, or your favorite charity.

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