Obituaries for Sat. July 21, 2018

Published 3:28 am Saturday, July 21, 2018



Dennis Therman Barrow, passed away on July 18, 2018, in Montgomery. He was 90. Dennis was born on Sep. 23, 1927, in Red Level. He lived in Red Level until he graduated high school at which time he moved to Houston, Texas. He went to work for Houston Power and Light for his first job and then went to work for Koppers Industry in Houston where he spent his entire career. He retired in 1989, and moved back to Ono Island, near Gulf Shores. In 2007-2008, he moved to Montgomery and was there until his death.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Roy Luther Barrow; his mother, Ella Inez Barrow; his brother, Clifton Weaver Barrow; and his sister, Laura Rose Bealle.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends, including his very special friend, Ms. Frances Stanley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Big Oak Ranch or to Wounded Warriors



Mrs. Rebecca Ann Patterson Wojtowicz, age 66, of Andalusia, passed away on Wed., July 18, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at held at 10:30 p.m., Sat., July 21, from River Falls Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Walker officiating the service. Interment will follow in Adellum Cemetery. Visitation was Friday evening, at Foreman Funeral Home. Mrs. Wojtowicz will also lie in state 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Wojtowicz of Dothan; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Donald Harribson of Dothan and Lisa and Kenny Starnes of Andalusia; step-children, Robert Wojtowicz and Terri Nowlin; grandchildren, Tori Talton, Amanda (Ryan) Howell, James Veara, Madison Robbins, and Matthew Starnes; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Anita Patterson of Wetumpka, Jimmy Patterson of Dothan, and Mark and Shena Patterson of Andalusia; half-brothers and sisters-in-law, Ricky and Gina Patterson, Michael and Angie Patterson, and Jeffery Patterson, all of Jay, Fla.

She is preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Horace and Marie Patterson; mother and stepfather, Alice and James Ed Walters; grandchild, Christian Veara; and brother, David Patterson.

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



Mrs. Ina Lucille Wiggins, age 81, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., July 18, 2018, at Andalusia Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sat., July 21, from Oakey Ridge Baptist Church with Brother Eugene Meadows officiating the service. Interment will follow in Oakey Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was Friday evening at Foreman Funeral Home. Mrs. Wiggins will also lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.

She is survived by her husband, Jessie Joe Wiggins of Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Jay Farrington of Andalusia, Kim and Steve Ellison of Daphne, and Tammy and Michael Stewart of Andalusia; grandchildren, Allison (Josh) Farrington Pruitt, Jennifer (Dusty) Farrington Lee, Lauren Ellison, Cody Stewart, Ryan Ellison, and Kyle Stewart; great-grandchildren, Julian Lee and Chloe Lee; brother and sister-in-law, Waylon and Eleine Adams; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Terrie Lynne; parents, Isaac Jefferson and Blanche Simmons Adams; sisters, Melbalene Douberley and Elna Looney; and brother, Roy Adams.

Pallbearers will include Cody Stewart, Ryan Ellison, Kyle Stewart, Greg Adams, Jeff Adams, and Dusty Lee.

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

The family will accept flowers or memorials in her name may be sent to the Comprehensive Cancer Center, 210 Wallace Tumor Institute, 1720 2nd Ave. South, Birmingham, Ala. 35294-3300.




  1. Jewel Taylor Rodriguez, a native and former resident of Covington County and long time resident of Mobile, died July 11, 2018, in Mobile. She was a graduate of Red Level High School, and completed the degree of Bachelor of Theology at Holmes Bible College, Greenville, S.C. She also attended Jacksonville State University, Louisiana State University, and the University of South Alabama.

Jewel was previously employed by the Anniston Ordinance Depot in Bynum, Ala., and the U.S. Army Chemical Corps School at Fort McClellan, Ala. While at the Chemical Corps School, she met her future husband, 1st Lt. Harold Rodriguez, who was a faculty member at the school. They were married May 12, 1956. Following release from active duty in 1957, they moved to Baton Rouge, La., where Harold entered graduate school in chemical engineering at LSU, and Jewel enrolled in courses related to her interests. Their first two children, Joan and Scott, were born in Baton Rouge. Following completion of Harold’s academic work at LSU in 1961, they moved to Irving, Texas. Their next two children, Sharon and Susan, were born there. In 1969 the family moved to Mobile where Harold was employed by the University of South Alabama as a professor of chemical engineering.

Jewel was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Harold. She was also predeceased by her parents, Willie Thomas Taylor and Clara Jewel Pate Taylor of Covington County; her sister, Geraldine Taylor Ingram; and four brothers: William W. Taylor, Wilson Taylor, Glenn Taylor, and Autrey R. Taylor.

She is survived by her sister, Rachel Taylor; brothers Donald Taylor and Larry Taylor; three daughters and one son, Joan Ellen Rodriguez Thames (William Clay), Scott Harold Rodriguez (Mary Frances), Sharon Anne Rodriguez, and Susan Elaine Rodriguez Welch (Robert V. J.); four grandchildren, William Andrew Thames, Daniel Clay Thames, Sarah Taylor Welch, and Holly Elizabeth Welch; two great-grandchildren, Piper Reese Thames and Oliver William Thames; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Jewel was a beloved mother, wife, and daughter. She loved going “up home” to Red Level where she was surrounded by her parents and siblings. Here she could reconnect with those whom she grew up with, and anyone who knew her would never forget her playful “Bobo” face.

Her son once said to her, “Thanks Mom, for giving me the spirit of appreciation for my life and my love of all the beauty that is all around us. I love you with all my heart, and you will always be a part of my soul, forever.”

Her late husband once wrote to her, “You have been my inspiration and guiding light from the first day I met you. I am so glad we found each other and have been able to share life’s journey hand-in-hand. Thank you for years of love, unfailing devotion to me and our family, and so much shared happiness.”