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Obituaries for Wed., July 26, 2017, edition

Doris Codelia Byrd Rowell

Montevallo

Doris Codelia Byrd Rowell, 78, of Montevallo, passed away Mon. July 24, 2017, at her residence after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held today, July 26, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thurs., July 27, at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Ogletree officiating. Interment will follow in Fidelis Methodist Church Cemetery in Fidelis, Fla., with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

She was a native and former resident of Jay, Fla. before moving to Montevallo in 2014. She was of the Baptist faith, a graduate of Jay High School, and a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Terry (Leisha) Rowell of Pace, Fla.; daughter, Sherry Traweek of Montevallo; four sisters, Ella White of Jay, Frances Olson of Fayelleville, Ga., Helen Joy Clark of Georgia, and Barbara Mallahan of Theodore; four grandchildren, Brad Rowell, Samantha Lacy, Tabitha Keller, and Megan Davis; and three great grandchildren, Cole, Madelyn and Brody.

She is preceded in death by her husband of more than 30 years, Bill Rowell; two sons, Garry Rowell and Gregory Rowell; four brothers; and two sisters.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

Burnette White Prim

Flomaton

Burnette White Prim, 92, of Flomaton passed away on Tues., July 25, 2017, at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton.

Visitation will be held on Thurs., July 27 at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Fri., July 28, at Poplar Dell Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mitch Herring officiating and Flomaton Funeral Home directing.

Interment will follow in Poplar Dell Cemetery in Century.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Kirkland Jr., Jerry Kirkland, Sr., Kenny White, Randall White, Charlie Yoder and Keith Lodge. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Minchew and Ray Dewrell.

She was born in Century, Fla., and had been a lifetime member of the Flomaton community. During her working years, she worked as a garment inspector at Judy Bond.  She was a member of Poplar Dell Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles J. Cayson and John Prim.

She is survived by her son, Tim (Debbie) Cayson of Flomaton; daughter, Sue (David) Salvino of Gainesville, Ga.; grandchildren, Jerry Kirkland, Janet Holley, Angela Lawson, Tiffany Cayson and April Cayson; great-grandchildren, Garrett LeGault, Braylon Cayson, Kamdyn Cayson, Amber Madison, Rutherford Kirkland, Rachel Kirkland, Randy Holley, Isabella Lawson and Jaden Lawson; and great-great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Rutherford and Ellie Rutherford.

Share your memories and condolences with the family at flomatonfh.com.

Clifford Daniel Givens

Flomaton

Clifford Daniel Givens, 77, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, in a Pensacola hospital.

Funeral services were held Wed., July 19, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Rusty Burnham officiating. Interment will follow at Baggett’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ron Givens, Tristan Brown, Bradly Givens, Noah Givens, Donald “Mann” Wages and Chad Givens.

Honorary pallbearers were Kay Cargile, Leighann May, Jessica Givens, Ashleigh Denton, Stephanie Givens and Bailee Givens.

He was born in Mobile and had been a resident of the Flomaton area for the past 33 years, coming from Eight Mile. 

He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a chemical operator for Huntsman Chemical Co. 

He enjoyed fishing, gardening and yard work. He also loved music and traveling.  He was a member of Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Elbert Givens and Nellie Mae Gatwood Givens; two sisters, Edith Odom and Ruth Helen Broadus; a brother, Willard Givens; and a grandson, D.D. Weaver.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Givens of Flomaton; sons, Ronald Timothy (Lynn) Givens, Sr. of St. Stephen, Bryan Daniel (Valerie) Givens of Flowood, Miss., and Steven Earl (Linda) Lisenby and wife Linda of Bay Minette; a daughter, Marie Rocha Denton and husband, Dennis of St. Stephens; brothers, Rex (Terri) Givens of Semmes, Dale (Cindy) Givens of Eight Mile, William Elbert Givens Jr. of Camden, and Chad Givens of Cumming, Ga.; sisters, Iris (David) Miller of Wilmer, Dottie (Jim) Humphrey, Ramona (Pat) Miller, and Inez Westmoreland, all of Foley; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendship Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, or to The Gideon’s.

Share your memories and condolences with the family at craversfh.com.

Clyde Madden Jr.

Brewton

Clyde “Soda Pop” Madden Jr., 72, of Mason Mill Pond Road in Brewton, passed away Mon., July 17, 2017, in a Pensacola, Fla. hospital after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Thurs., July 20, at 2 p.m at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Reo Pugh officiating. Interment followed in Weaver Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Brewton. He was a member of the Jubilee Full Gospel Church, and a retired Boilermaker from the construction Industry. He was an avid fisherman, and deer hunter, and boilermakers local No. 112.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce Smith Madden; daughter, Pam (Michael) Morris, both of Brewton; brother, Willie Charles Madden of Castleberry; two half brothers, Wayne Madden and Shelton Rusty Madden, both of Brewton; five sisters, Agnes Crutchfield of Evergreen, Eva Jean Evans of East Brewton, Marie Hale of Brewton, Bonnie Walker of Dothan, and Linda Faye White of Tuscaloosa; two step-sisters, Glennis Gomillon of Pensacola, Fla., and Nadine Kearley of Mobile; three grandchildren, Suzannah Birch, Erica Ross and Dana Morris; and three great grandchildren, Natalie Birch, Avery Birch and Olivia Ross.

He is preceded in death by parents, Clyde Sr. and Rutie Bell Morris Madden; son, Ricky “Bug” Madden; brother, William Madden; and sister, Emily Cooper.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

Nora Lee Lister Lambeth

Flomaton

Nora Lee Lister Lambeth, 88, of Flomaton, passed away on Mon., July 17, 2017, at Jay Hospital in Jay Fla.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., July 20, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Bro. Gam Graves officiating and Flomaton Funeral Home directing.

Interment followed in Pleasant Home Holiness Cemetery in Flomaton.

Pallbearers were Darrell Arrant, Jeff McDaniel, Mike Bickley, Allen Lambeth, Steve Lambeth and Dale Chavers.

She was born in Escambia County in Alabama and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Pleasant Home Holiness Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. Lister and Lillie Belle Stephens Lister; and sisters, Marie Steele and Lula Kearley.

She is survived by her husband, Charles C. Lambeth; son, Larry L. (Tracy) Lambeth; daughter, Brenda Joyce (Terry) Powell; brother, Joe (Linda) Lister, all of Flomaton; sister, Thelma Arrant; four grandchildren, Trent (Laura) Powell, Brandon Scott Powell, Lauren Lambeth, and Nick Lambeth; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Ty, Kyra and Trinity Powell.

Share your memories and condolences with the family at flomatonfh.com.

Andrew Leon White

Brewton

Andrew Leon White age 84 of Spring Drive in Brewton passed away Fri. July 21, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held on Mon., July 24, at 11 a.m. at the Cayawba Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Edwards and the Rev. Steve Sexton officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Green Acres Cemetery in Brewton, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Brewton. He was a member of the Catawba Springs Baptist Church. He attended W.S. Neal High School and served in the U.S. Army. He owned White Gas Company and managed Blossman Gas Company.

He is survived by two sons, Danny (Tammy) White of Pace, Fla, and Johnny White of Mobile; two daughters, Sandra White Marky of Brewton, and Paula White of Dadeville; two brothers, Rufus White of Brewton, and Bobby White of Northport; eight grandchildren, Kristi White, Adam White, Jared (Meagen) White, Ashley White, Jeremy White, Josh White, Drew White and Alex White; 11 great grandchildren, Calvin, Sydney, Gracie, Audrey, Jonas, Mallory, Jeremy, Aiden, Alana, Alexa and Ashton.

He was preceded in death by parents, Rufus Allen and Essie Mae Bracken White; wife of 62 Years, Barbara Nelson White; two brothers, James A. White, W.J. White; and three sisters, Wanetta White, Clara Jackson and Lois Williams.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

Willie Mae Hart Stringer

Brewton

Willie Mae Hart Stringer, 96, gained her angel wings and flew into the arms of the Lord on July 22, 2017.

Funeral services were held Tues., July 25, at 10 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton with the Rev. Bryan Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Zion Hill Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1920, to Ely and Elizabeth Bradley in Conecuh County. The sun shone a bit brighter on that day. At the age of 16, she married Leo Hart and followed him to Brewton. If she were here to tell her own story, it would begin right about here when she became a mother.

She had many jobs including hairdresser, a seamstress and a lunchroom attendant. But, none of these would bring her a joy greater than that of raising her family. In her words “Heaven is our greatest reward. Until then, we have Blackberry Cobbler and family.”

She was a spunky brand that seldom sat still. In her 60’s, she would work at Blue Lake Camp in Andalusia. Some might say she did it to occupy her time. Others would say she used it as an excuse to sneak away and fish. She would say it was for extra money to spend on her grandchildren. Make no mistake that her extra time and energy was given to her church. She would want you to know that she took pride in her contribution to the Quilting Bee. Her talents of sewing and cooking would lend to the addition of a new building for her church home.

As time would have it, her children and grandchildren grew up and had families of their own. Her journey would then lead her back to a junior high sweetheart, Walter Stringer. Proving to the world that you’re never too old to feel young, they would marry. They enjoyed several years together before he fell ill and passed away.

Her later years would only reiterate her ideas of family, as she would cook Christmas dinner as a gift to her loved ones. This would remain her joy until one day the years began to truly manifest, and she became too fragile for such a chore. (Although she never viewed it as such…a chore, that is)

Her story would come to a close as her earthly body began to grow weary. The woman once known for seldom sitting still was now tired. But if she were here she would say her time on this earth was nothing short of a blessing. She would say to love one another as hard as you can. She would say to see her value in being a mother, a grandmother, and a Christian woman. There is no need in saying “Goodbye”. We will end her story with “See you Later”. She’s waiting patiently by Heavens pond for her family when we are all together once again.

She is survived by her children, Verdie Adkisson (Russell) Findley of East Brewton,  Eunice Lee of Brewton, Lucille Howington of Castleberry, Ruth (Geroge) Kennell of Pensacola, Fla., and Libby (Robert) Bradley of East Brewton; brother, Garvin Bradley of Norfolk, Va.; sister, Mary Kuethe of Milton, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Lilo Bradley Weinberg of St. Augustine, Fla.

She is preceded in death by parents, Ely and Elizabeth Bradley; first husband, Leo Curtis Hart; second husband, Walter Stringer; son, James Curtis Hart; grandson, William Lee; and four brothers, Jim Bradley, Ed Bradley, Ernest Bradley and Frank Bradley.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.