Obituaries for March 3, 2020

Published 7:55 pm Monday, March 2, 2020

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Margaret Powell Bass went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday the 29th of February at her home on 410 Montezuma street in Andalusia, Alabama. She was born, raised and lived in Andalusia her entire life.

Margaret was a former Tax Collector of Covington County for 19 Years.  She was appointed by Governor George Wallace in 1972 and then was elected into office for 3 remaining terms.  Margaret was a member of the Andalusia Pilot Club where she served in many offices.  She was always very active in the annual Pancake Breakfast where she and her husband Durwood probably cooked thousands of pancakes and sausage over the years.  Margaret and Durwood were also in charge of the Life Alert program which the Pilot Club supported for many years.

Margaret’s pride and joy were working and being in charge of the Nursery Department at Southside Baptist Church for 40 plus years. She loved and rocked all the babies and then the babies of their babies. Some of the young men she took care of are the Pall Bearers in honor of her today. They are Clint Veasey, Keith Pittman, Jamie Hawkins, Jeffrey Hawkins, Jason Hawkins and Jacob Dunn.  She was a big supporter of her church, serving on many committees, sang in the choir, member of the WMU, Senior Adult Luncheons, and a large supporter of the many projects to raise funds for the church’s new building.

The most important thing to Margaret was her family.  She loved and supported them in every activity they were involved in. Husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren alike. She and Durwood were at all the baseball games, football games, basketball games, band concerts, chorus concerts, beauty pageants and the list goes on. The family always knew they could depend on her and Durwood if they ever needed them. They loved them all so much and never expected anything back in return.

Margaret was always giving and loving to everyone she met.  She was always smiling and her smile could calm the greatest hurts and fears.  Her hugs made you feel pure comfort, peace and joy.

She will truly be missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday March 3rd at Southside Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Yopp and her son-in-law, Rev. Gary McCurley officiating the service.  The interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.  Tim Willis and her grandson, Joshua McCurley will provide special music for the service.

Margaret is survived by her two daughters Cynthia Bass Powell (Reggy) and Sue Bass McCurley (Gary); 6 granddaughters Melissa Johnson Newsome (Adam), Joy McCurley Stovall (Jeff), Cyndie McCurley, Adah McCurley, Andrea Powell Walker (Joshua) and Haley Powell Capps (Brian); two grandsons Brian Johnson and Joshua McCurley (Megan), and 15 great-grandchildren; Forrest Babington, Brantley Newsome, Bailey Johnson, Adeline ,Torin, Evangeline, and Cullen McCurley, Aidan and Ethan Stovall, Malachai and Adam Tucker, Brecken Walker, Bethany, Brayden and Brodie Capps; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews all of who loved her very much.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Edwin “Durwood” Bass Sr., son Edwin D “Eddie” Bass Jr., parents James Arthur Powell and Georgia Greathouse Powell, 4 sisters Estell Wall, Alice Walters, Ruth Nation, Clara Powell and brother Marcus “Buck” Powell.

The family wishes to thank Mrs. Bass’s caregivers, Linda Adams, Alma Pitts, Leisha Ellison, Amy Jones, and Vickie Davis for the wonderful care and the love shown to their mother.

The family ask memorials be made to Southside Baptist Church Building Fund.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at


Mrs. Doris Lawson Poole, 88, of the Pleasant Home area, passed away Saturday February 29, 2020.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday March 3rd from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Carolina Cemetery.  Brother Fred Kelley will officiate the service.  Visitation will begin at 12:30 PM Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dona and Paul Henderson of Fultondale, AL; four sons and daughters-in-law, Danny Paul and Karen W. Poole of Andalusia, David A. and Becky Poole of Jay, FL, Timothy D. and Wanda Poole of Andalusia, Keith M. and Joni Lynn Poole of Crestview, FL; 21 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Didge Lawson and Charles Lawson, both of Andalusia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Poole; her brothers, Raymond, Phillip and Thomas Lawson; and sisters, Martha Windham and Ollie Cravey.

Pallbearers will be Logan Poole, Joshua Poole, Troy Henderson, Kaden Poole, Colter Poole, and Tracy Henderson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Poole, Danny Paul Poole, II, Zachary Poole, Jeremy Henderson, and Jonathan Gudson.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at


Mr. David Calloway of Andalusia passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 2, 2020, at his residence. He was 72.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Keahey Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday at Keahey Funeral Home one hour prior to services. Rev. Janice Carnley and Rev. Larry Pearson will officiate. The final disposition will be by cremation. Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Left to cherish his memory, Janice Calloway; mother, Margaret Calloway Weeks (Wilbur) of Jay, Florida; stepson, Jason Fowler; stepbrother, Wayne Weeks; sisters, Sandra Calloway of Flomaton, AL; Juanita Henry of Pensacola, FL; Sharon Megee (Gary) of Jay, FL; step-grandchild, Triston Fowler; four special nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Houston Calloway, stepson, Stan Fowler, step brother, Anthony Weeks and nephew, Rudy Burkett.

David was a 1966 graduate of Century, Florida High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He loved being outdoors, all kinds of dogs and never met a stranger.


Linwood Arthur Lewis, born September 19, 1935 in Mobile, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  Reverend Lewis had been in the ministry of The United Methodist Church for 62 years.  He served as the Director of Blue Lake United Methodists Assembly in Andalusia, AL for 18 years.  His last appointment was at Coden United Methodist Church.  Reverend Lewis was a devoted family man and a devoted disciple of the Lord.

Reverend Lewis is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Lewis, mother, Myrtle Lewis, father, Reverend John I. Lewis, Sr. and brother and sister-in-law, John I. Lewis, Jr. and Fern Lewis.  He is survived by his son, Donald Lewis, brother, Victor G. Lewis and eight sisters; Lorraine Brown, Marlene Walsingham (Harlan), Nelda Brown, Nina Newman (Lamar), Linda Vaughn, Myrtle “Tiny” Steele (Duval), Harriet Simmons (Lamar), and Debbie Barbour (Tony).

Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery, Dauphin Island Pkwy., Mobile, AL

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Coden UMC, Blue Lake United Methodist Assembly and The United Methodist Children’s Home.