Obituaries for Aug. 26, 2007

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 26, 2007

Eleanor Florence Rennie Falkenberry

Eleanor Florence Rennie Falkenberry, 93, died Aug. 24, 2007, at Park Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 14, 1914, in Selma, the daughter of John Coe and Nell Foster Rennie.

She was educated in Selma public schools and graduated from Selma High School. She attended Brenau College in Gainsville, Ga., and graduated with honors from Alabama College where she majored in speech and drama and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Mrs. Falkenberry received a master’s degree from Northwestern University and was involved for many years in theatre in Selma. She taught English, speech, and drama at Parrish High School and for the University of Alabama Extension Center. She also worked as an educator with the Craig AFB Education Department, as Society Editor of The Selma Times-Journal, as Principal of St. Paul’s Episcopal day School, and as a counselor with Central Alabama Youth Services. She was an avid genealogist and volunteered her research skills for many years with the Selma-Dallas County Public Library and Central Alabama Genealogical Society. She was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she was a teacher, counselor and choir member for over 60 years. Mrs. Falkenberry was also an accomplished gardener and noted for her beautiful African violets. She was a member of the Selma Garden Club, the Vaughan Hospital Auxiliary and the Ossian Club.

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Mrs. Falkenberry was the widow of Roswell L. Falkenberry, former Editor and Publisher of The Selma Times-Journal, who predeceased her.

She is survived by her children: John C. Falkenberry, Birmingham; Anne F. Knight (Joseph S.) Selma; and Rennie F. Edwards (Thomas H.) St. George Island, Fla.; grandchildren: Kirk Knight (Sarah), Atlanta, Ga.; Chris Edwards and Leslie Edwards, Richmond, Va.; and her great-granddaughter, Madeleine Rose Knight, Atlanta, Ga.; A son, George A. Falkenberry, predeceased her.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 27 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Polk Van Zandt officiating. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Selma-Dallas County Public Library or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Lewis Lee

Lewis Lee, age 71, of Selma died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, in a local nursing home. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 at 1240 Arrowhead Road. Any questions, please contact Lawrence Funeral Home. Mr. Lee is survived by his sister, Sarah Peeples; brothers, Benjamin Lee, Chester Lee, Earl Lee and J.P. Lee, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his parents; Rufus Lee and Sarah Jannie, and brothers, William Lee and Morris Lee Sr.

Vicky Lee Nelson Boddie

Mrs. Vicky Lee Nelson Boddie, age 53, passed away on Tuesday evening, Aug. 21, 2007, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Funeral Services will be held Monday Aug. 27, 2007, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home in Selma, Ala. with Dr. Kenny Hatcher officiating, burial will follow at New Live Oak Cemetery.

A native of Selma, Ala., Mrs. Boddie had been a long time resident of Mobile, Ala. before moving to Yulee, Fla. in 2001.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ornieta P. Nelson. She leaves behind her father, E.J. Nelson of Selma, Ala.; her husband, Fred W. Boddie; three sons, Jeffery Leon Boddie (Tracy), Jeremy Lane Boddie (Lisa), and Jason Lee Boddie; one sister, Theresa Nelson Yost of Stapleton, Ala.; six grandchildren, Justin Boddie, Brandon Boddie, Jeffery Boddie, Brittany Boddie, Corey Boddie and Kirsten Boddie; two nephews, Tom Schwartz and Troy Yost; two nieces, Angel Boddie Andrews and Jessica Yost along with numerous other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday Aug. 26, 2007, at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Rev. William C.


The Rev. William C. Andrews of Valley Grande, Ala., age 57, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2007.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Gail Andrews; sons Aaron (Bethanie) Andrews, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Mark (Annette) Andrews, Valley Grande; daughter, Charity (Allen) Blackmon, Panama City, Fla.; grandchildren Will, Gabby, Annagrace, Cade Andrews and his chocolate lab, Gus.

He was preceded in death by his parents Palmer and Hazel Andrews and brother, Joe Andrews.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at 10 a. m. at Crosspoint Christian Church with the Rev. Roy Davis, Rev. Alan Yarborough, and Rev. Sonny Guy officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, 2007, from 4 to 6 p. m. at Selma Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Live Oak Cemetery, Bonifay, Fla., at 4 p.m.

The Rev. Andrews was saved at age 14, began preaching at age 15, and held his first revival at the age of 16.

He graduated from Rutherford High School in Panama City, Fla., in 1967.

He attended Southeastern Bible College in Lakeland, Fla.

He traveled across the U. S., Canada, and Bahamas as an evangelist with his wife Gail, brother Joe and his wife Debbie, for 17 years, followed by over five years of pastoral service in Megargel, Ala., and pastor of Calvary Assembly of God

Church in Selma for 10 years.

During his ministry he saw countless salvations, healings and miracles.

Pallbearers will be Randy Hicks, Tim Hicks, Mark Smitherman, Ron Gordon, Johnny Harris, Tony Kaldor and Steve Blackmon.

The family would also like to thank Dr. White, Dr. Vega and the Staff of the Montgomery Cancer Center of Selma, Wiregrass Hospice, Mid-south Home Health and the staff and doctors at UAB/ Selma Family Medicine.

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Sara Elizabeth King


Sara Elizabeth King Couvrette, age 86, of Selma, passed on Saturday, the 25th of August 2007.

A private committal service will be held at New Live Oak Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service to be held on Sunday, the 26th of August 2007, at the First Presbyterian Church (Selma) at 2 p.m. officiated by Dr. Ronald Eugene Stone and directed by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ernest Couvrette, and her parents, Peyton Robert and Annie Lucile Reese King.

She is survived by her daughters, Kay Couvrette Guthrie (Richard) and Kim Couvrette McCurdy (Ed); five grandchildren, Kathy Guthrie Padgett, Ann Guthrie, Luci Guthrie Davis (Rob), Sarah-Peyton McCurdy, and Edward Sellars McCurdy III; and one great grandchild, Anna Kathryn Padgett.

Mrs. Couvrette was a lifelong resident of Selma and member of the First Presbyterian Church. In her earlier years, she was active in both her church and her community, including being a charter member of Pandora and membership in the Trellis Garden Club and the Selma Charity League. Mrs. Couvrette was loved by many and will be remembered for her lively wit and intelligence, her generosity of spirit, and her appreciation for all things beautiful and good.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Home for Children, 901 Ashland Avenue, Talladega, Alabama 35160 or a favorite charity.