John C. Caine

Published 9:21 pm Thursday, September 30, 2010

John C. Caine, 71, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010.

John was born in Selma, Alabama and graduated from Orrville High School.

He attended Marion Military Institute, the University of North Carolina, and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Organic Chemistry.

Email newsletter signup

John spent his entire professional career working in air pollution control and was a tireless advocate for the environment.

John was employed at Southern Environmental in Pensacola, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. Caine, Sr. and Elizabeth Faulk Caine; his son, Andreas Caine; and two sisters-in-law, Margit Hoefer and Katherine DeRamus Caine.

Survivors include his wife, Isolde Caine; his daughter, Angela, two brothers, Alva C. Caine, David (Christine) Caine of Birmingham, AL; one sister, Catherine (John) Parrott of Chattanooga, TN.; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

John’s corporate travels allowed him to experience many cultures and customs around the world.

He loved to learn about other locations and people, but was passionate about his farm in Safford, Alabama.

John loved the outdoors and was always interested in protecting the environment and wildlife.

He was pursuing this passion at the time of his unfortunate death.

His words and deeds have touched many lives and he will be missed very much.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Safford Baptist Church in Safford, Alabama at 12 noon.

Visitation with family and friends will begin at 11:30 AM at the church.

Contributions in his memory may be made to VFW – Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Headquarters 406 West 34th Street Kansas City MO 64111, De-

fenders of Wildlife 1130 17th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036, Population Connection 2120 L St NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20037 and Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 Eighteenth Street, NW | Washington, DC 20006-3517.

Bannie Zebudah Palumbo

Bannie McLean Palumbo, age 97, of Montgomery, formerly of Selma passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Palumbo, son: H.L. Palumbo ; brothers: Ray McLean and Davis McLean, Robert McLean, James McLean, Grady McLean and Frank McLean  ; and sister: Gracie McFarland.

Mrs Palumbo is survived by brothers Earnest McLean Jr. of Alabaster, AL Charles McLean of Selma, AL, sisters: Edna Storey of Selma and Dorothy Bailey (Corbrey) of

Montgomery, AL; daughter-in-law, Irene Palumbo and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel with Rev. George Jones officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Please visit to make online condolences to the family.