Wednesday, December 17, 2003, Obituaries
James Randall Cain
James Randall Cain, 58, of Banks, Al. died December 15, 2003. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Loflin Baptist Church December 17, 2003 with Rev. Earl Oakes officiating. Burial with military officials will follow at Loflin Baptist Cemetery with Skeen Funeral Home directing.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at Skeen Funeral Home.
He was born on September 26, 1945 in Jasper, Alabama. Better known as Jim to family and friends. He was a high school graduate. He joined the Marines in March 1963, served four years of service and served in Danang, Vietnam for one year.
He was known to be a hard working man that strived to provide the best he could for his family. He was blessed to have one daughter, Candy. She later in life married Roger McLain. Jim was a man of many trades. He could do anything from perform body work on cars to becoming a truck driver. Truck driving is the profession he chose to do for thirty years. Through his career, he got to see the country. This led him to living in Troy, Al. where he met his second wife Robie and her daughter Amber. Through this marriage he became a grandfather. Although not related by blood he was known by his two grandsons, Brandon and Colby, as Paw-Paw. His nightly kisses, hugs and I loves yous will truly be missed by them.
Jim was a man of pride, honor and old fashioned traditions. Some of which he used in raising two daughters. Jim was
a serious man but did love a good joke or story. He also was quiet and spoke with a calm voice.
However, when his voice would rise everyone would stop and listen. Just Ask Brandon and Colby.
Although Jim's life was cut short by cancer and a bad heart, he is believed to have achieved some of the greatest joys of life. He had a family that loved him and most importantly in the final months of life he rededicated his life to the Lord and became a member of Loflin Baptist Church. He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him. But as we all know today he is in a better place where all the pain and sickness are gone. He is now with his Lord and Savior and he will forever be taken care of just like he has taken care of so many himself.
James Cain was preceded in death by his father, Charles Clark and sister, Charlene Hill both from Jasper, Al. and father-in-law Robert Mobley from Banks, Al.
Survivors include his wife, Robie Cain of Banks; mother, Marcelene Clark of Jasper, Al. mother-in-law, Hazel Mobley; brother, David Clark, Fl.; daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Roger McLain of Birmingham, Al.; two step daughters, Amber Williams of Banks and Ann Holloway of Paducah, Ky.; two grandsons, Brandon aand Colby Williams of Banks; one grand-daughter, Alex of Paducah, Ky., also including his niece and nephew, Roger and Angela Hill of Jasper. He also has numerous
aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to Loflin Baptist Church.
William Austin Martin
Services for William Austin Martin, 89, a resident of Montgomery who died Monday, December 15, 2003 after an extended illness will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 17 at the chapel of Brooks-Cargile Funeral Home of Montgomery with Rev. Mark Roughton officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brooks-Cargile Funeral Home of Montgomery.
Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine Martin; daughters, Bonita Smith and her husband Earl of Troy and Barbara Thompson of Birmingham; grandchildren, Leslie Thompson and Richard Shelley (Christina) Jeremy Smith.
Active pallbearers will be Paul Miller, Bill Thomas, Warren Martin, Richard Shelley, Jeremy Smith, P.C. Jinright, Harry Callaway and Lawrence Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Mens Sunday School Class of Catoma Baptist Church, Wallace Bush, Leonard Huey and Clyde Jinright.
The family will accept flowers or donations to Alabama Baptist Childrens Home, P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, Al. 35236 or Alzheimer Resource Center, P.O. Box 1170, Dothan, Al., 36302.
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