Annie Woodson Routon

Published 11:17 am Thursday, November 29, 2012


Routon, Annie Woodson of Homewood, Alabama passed away peacefully at her home on November 27, 2012 at the age of 95. “Miss Annie”, as she was affectionately called by her late husband of 62 years, David Henry Routon, was also predeceased by her parents, Robert and Ella Rinehart Woodson of Uniontown, Alabama; siblings Emma Battle, Eloise Kane, Golda DeBray, Hunter Woodson, Poole Woodson, Fritz Woodson, Rufus Woodson and Thomas Woodson. Survivors include daughters Dianne Horn (Richard) and Henrietta Sanders of Birmingham; grandchildren David Horn (Kristen) of Birmingham, Lauren Leon (Ed) of Auburn; Taylor Moss (Tracy) of Loveland, Colorado, and Anna Beth Martin (Justin) of Enterprise; great-grandchildren Ann Kipley Martin and Clara Abigail Moss; one sister, Virginia Woodson Sobera, one sister-in-law Barbara Woodson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Annie was born and raised in Uniontown, Alabama and lived there until her marriage to David Henry Routon in 1939. After WWII, they settled in Selma, Alabama and lived there until 1985 when they moved to Birmingham to be near their daughters. At that time they became members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood.

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A typical Southern lady, Annie loved taking care of her family, cooking, gardening and maintaining an immaculate home. She also spent time as a volunteer with the Red Cross and the Association for Retarded Citizens, as well as participating in various community Bible studies.

She will be greatly missed by her family, but comfort is found in knowing she is now with her Savior and reunited with her husband and other family and friends who went before her.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr.Guy Patterson and his nurse Peggy for their many years of care for her.

Visitation will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 1, 2012 at Ridouts Valley Chapel, Homewood. Funeral service led by Dr. Daniel Wilson will follow in the chapel. Burial will be at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma.

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