Obituaries for Thu., Oct. 3
NORMAN HAROLD LAMBERT
Mr. Norman Harold Lambert, Sr. passed away Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, at the Andalusia hospital. He was 91.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church. Dr. Kevin Wilburn will officiate and eulogies by family and friends. Special music will be provided by Larry Gunter. The family will receive friends in the Chapel one hour prior to services. The family will have a private interment at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.
Born in Coffee County on Oct. 27, 1927, to Millard S. Lambert and Maude Mae Dismuke Lambert, he attended college and trade schools studying high tech electrical, refrigeration and diesel mechanics. He retired as a Maintenance Supervisor from Santa Fe International; his work allowed the family to experience residing in the Port of Spain, Trinidad in the West Indies; Aberdeen, Scotland, Egypt and Indonesia.
Mr. Lambert served in the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Gearing Destroyer Vessel during World II in Chaguaramas Bay, Trinidad, B.W.I. and, also during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and proudly a member of the Masonic organization as a Scottish Rite 32nd degree. He enjoyed golf, music, yard work and fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory is Carolyn Lucas, loving wife of 74 years; daughter, Norma (Bill) Dorsey of Gulf Breeze, Florida; sons, Ronald H. (Beth) Lambert of Trenton, Florida; Jeffrey Brian Lambert of Memphis, Tennessee; and Norman Harold “Hank” (Jane) Lambert, Jr. of Altadena, California; 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
MERLE STEPHENS HILL
After a long and hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s, Merle Stephens Hill, age 84, formerly of Andalusia, passed away peacefully on Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, at her home in Montgomery, Ala., surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 65 years, Bobby Hugh Hill, who was her primary caregiver throughout her illness; her daughter Melodee Hill Robinson of Hoover, Ala.; her son, Chip Hill and daughter-in-law Robin Jenkins Hill of Montgomery, Ala. Her pride and joy were her two beautiful granddaughters, Merelee Elizabeth Robinson of Birmingham, Ala., and Linda Elizabeth Hill of Montgomery, Ala. She is also survived by two sisters, June Dubose of Red Level and Brenda Harrelson of Red Level and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. D.J. (Doc) Stephens and Lila Elizabeth Jay Stephens, and one brother, Larry Stephens.
A memorial service was held on Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Billy Boles and Brother Bobby Morgan officiating.
Pallbearers were Chip Hill, and nephews: Danny Posey, Kenny Hill, and Mark Hill.
She was a long-time member of Adellum Baptist Church so please make any memorial donations on behalf of our mom to Adellum’s Building Fund, if you feel led to do so.
Lastly, we would like to offer a very special note of thanks to Dr. Caleb Yongkuma, and our dear friend and true angel of mercy, Jennifer Clem, for being our source for everything we’ve needed during all these years. There aren’t enough words or space to properly thank you for all you’ve done for us or to tell you what you mean to us. We love you very much!