Obituaries for Wed., January 6

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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Edna Earl Stinson 89 of Elba, Alabama departed this life Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva, Alabama. Due to health concerns private services will be held.

Survivors include: Son – Danny Stinson, Elba, AL, Son – Dudley (Lisa) Stinson, Elba, AL, Son – Donnie (Nita) Stinson, Elba, AL, Son – Dale (Sharon) Stinson, Elba, AL, Sister – Pat Powell, Elba, AL, Brother – Mickey McCollough, Elba, AL, 16 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

Mrs. Stinson was preceded in death by her Husband – Earl Stinson, 2 Sons – David and Derrick Stinson, and a Grandson – Mason Stinson.

Hayes Funeral Home of Elba, Alabama is serving the Stinson family.


Elbert “ButterBean” King 77 of Wing, Alabama passed away December 29, 2020 at his home. He was born in Escambia County Alabama. Elbert was a logger and retired from The United States Army 1St Air Cavalry Division.

Elbert “ButterBean” was the best fisherman in Alabama, greatest brother in the world and his daughter’s hero!

He is preceded in death by his mother Daisy Pearl King and father Alroy King and one brother Ray King.

He is survived by one daughter Kimberlee King Perkins, four brothers Royce King (Polly), Bill King (Sue), Ashford King (Ruby), and Alton King. Elbert is also survived by two sisters Gail King Pate and Net Adkinson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 at 10:00AM from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, January 1st, 2021 from 6:00-8:00PM from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service.

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Brackney Funeral Service Crestview is entrusted with arrangements.


Mrs. Effie Adams Lowman, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Andalusia Manor.  She was born in Opp, Alabama on November 26, 1932 the daughter of the late Mamie Dillard Adams and Clifton Adams.

Effie loved her family, friends, church and community.  She was a devoted and caring wife, mother and grandmother.  Nothing brought her greater joy than spending time with her family.

Effie was a good friend to many, for she was always there to help in a time of need or to celebrate a special occasion.  Active socially, she enjoyed her bridge clubs, traveling with friends, holiday dances, and especially entertaining in her home.

She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Andalusia.  She was a children’s Sunday School teacher for many years and also served on the Worship Committee.

Mrs. Lowman was active in her community.  She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of several service clubs, and a “Pink Lady” volunteer at the hospital.  A dear friend described Effie’s life as one of serving others, always generous with her time and talents.  She did this cheerfully and graciously.

Effie spent much of her later years tending the family farm with husband Charles in Searight.  Together, they raised vegetables which they gave to family and friends, and their Searight pecans were sent to friends throughout the United States.  The farm also provided Effie and Charles the opportunity to introduce grandchildren to the joys of rural life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Charles Lowman.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Nora and Lloyd Culp of Dozier and Ruth and Lance Nail of McAllen, TX; grandchildren, Lauren (Jose) Gonzalez, Landon Nail, and Joel Nail; and great grandson Damien Gonzalez.

Given concerns of COVID-19, there will be a private graveside service.  The family request memorials be made to your charity of your choice.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at


Mrs. Juanita C. Dyess, age 93 of Andalusia, passed away on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Dyess will be held at 11AM Saturday January 9th, 2021 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Derrick Stewart and Rev. Jackie Davis officiating. Interment will follow in South Church of God Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM Saturday prior to services.

She is survived by her daughters, Unita Gillespie of Gantt, AL, La Verne Heffner of Andalusia, AL, La Ferne Griggs of Andalusia AL, Mary Jo Davis (Jackie) of Evergreen, AL; her sons, Danny Dyess (Dorothy) of Dothan, AL, Wendell Dyess (Shirley) of Andalusia, AL, Adrian Dyess (Tina) of Andalusia, AL; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Dewayne Coe of Arizona.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Dyess, Dustin Dyess, Chad Griggs, Stanley Peters, Mark Hidle, Michael Riley, Chuck Danley, and Jeff Ramsey.

Honorary Pallbearers are Josh Danley, Spencer Ramsey, Trevor Ramsey, Troy Hidle, Ben Varner, Bryce Stewart, and Brody Stewart.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Building Fund at Crossway Ministries: PO Box 2 Andalusia, AL 36420

Those unable to attend are welcomed to sign the guest registry online at



Mr. Bernard D. Stewart, 85, of Andalusia, passed away Monday January 4, 2021 at Andalusia Hospital.

A private family graveside service will be held with Foreman Funeral Home directing.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Stewart of Andalusia; four daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Bill Till, Vicki and Abb Riley, Robin and Sam Studstill, Paige and Rodney Culbreth; one son, Monty Stewart; ten grandchildren, Joshua (Anna) Till, Keri (Ross) Massey, Katie Riley, Hope (Jeremy) Tankersley, Amy Caroline Riley, Lexie Studstill, Stewart (Whitney) Studstill, Taylor (Hailey) Culbreth, Shane (Hannah) Culbreth, Molly Stewart; and  13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Josh Till, Ross Massey, Jeremy Tankersley, Stewart Studstill, Taylor Culbreth, and Shane Culbreth.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials to Antioch Cemetery fund, c/o Antioch Congregational Church, 29183 Antioch Road, Andalusia, AL  36421.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at


Mr. Calvin Wayne Watkins, 76, of Andalusia, passed away Monday January 4, 2021 at his residence.

Graveside services will be at 11 AM Thursday January 7th at Bethany Cemetery with Minister Jeff Grimes officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing.   No public visitation will be held, the family will visit with friends at the cemetery.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Ricky Arnett; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Heath and Jamie Watkins of Andalusia; six grandchildren, Sydney Arnett, Logan Arnett, Kaige Watkins, Emily Brown, James Calvin Watkins, Shelby Watkins; one sister, Hazel Griffin of Andalusia; one brother, Joe Tom Watkins of Andalusia.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Retha Jennifer Mancil Watkins; a son, Calvin Wayne Watkins, II; and sister, Elizabeth Hinson.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Grimes, Keith Grimes, James Calvin Watkins, Logan Arnett, Kaige Watkins.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.foremanfuneralhome.