Ann, Although we never met, I am so sorry for your loss. May our heavenly Father comfort you. Marv and I loved Earl so much and have many memories of early Army times. Ina
Earl was a special man and Bob and I have fond memories of him when we were at Frazer. I always remember Earl saying we should be "love with skin on it" for Jesus. That is something that crosses my my often when serving the Lord. I just saw Earl and you, Ann, at St. James the day you came to vote. I am so glad to have seen him then. We send our most heartfelt thanks for Earl's life and our sincere condolances to Ann and all his family.
Even though it was for a very short time, I was blessed you were a part of my life. Love you Mr. Earl!!!!
I am blessed to have known Rev Andrews during his service at Dothan First United Methodist Church. As a young married woman with a young son, his Bible studies and sermons (I will never forget the Prayer Life of Charlie Jones and Blessed to be a Blessing) ignited my journey of faith in Dothan. I have missed him ever since he departed from Dothan for his work at Frazer Memorial. Thank you, Lord, for the life of Earl Andrews.
Earl was such an inspiration for me personally. He brought such wonderful gifts and ideas to Lay Pastors Ministry, Inc. He was a great encourager of Lay Ministry at Frazier and his legacy lives on in the thousands of people who still receive care from Lay Pastors across this country and beyond. He was a dear freind of Dr. Melvin J. Steinbron who is the founder of Lay Pastors Ministry, Inc. For who he is, and always will be, we give thanks to God.
Rev. Tom Corbell
President of Lay Pastors Ministry, Inc.
I am delighted to have known Earl. His impact on my life and early Christian walk at West Point was pivitol. Years later, I reconnected with him as a part of the larger LPMI movement and ministry at Frazer. I was blessed by his deep faith, keen humor, warm smile, and the twinkle in his eye. He blessed my life! The family is in my prayers. Thank you for sharing Earl with the rest of us.
Rev. Craig H. (and Victoria) Smith
Brother Earl was a wonderful man. He married us over 20 years ago and was such a sweet and kind person. He loved the Lord and all who knew him were blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Gina & Tommy Hunt, Montgomery, AL
I remember Chaplain Andrews as my neighbor on Barnard Loop at the Military Academy at West Point. He was a godly and gracious man! Welcome home good and faithful servant!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Earl Andrews was a very special man. He lived his faith and was an encouragement to everyone he met. I am glad I had the privilege of knowing him and serve with him in the Congregational Care ministry. He was a very caring and giving person.
Death leaves a heart no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
God Bless all of you. Brother Earl was a very kind and caring person. He will be missed by many.
My prayers go out to all of you.
May God bless and comfort you, Ann. as well as the children of Earl and Betty. Celia and I served with them in Berlin in the 1960's. Earl and I traded assignments there and frequently worked together. He was a very dedicated and effective chaplain. His faith and service have left a lasting legacy in the people to whom he ministered.
Ch (COL) Ret John Snyder
My wife and I loved Earl's humor so much we asked him to marry us! He genuinely cared about us and our marriage. He was a man's man.
Earl was the kindest person, always smiling and encouraging everyone he met. I was truly blessed to know him. My thoughts are with his extended family, at this time.
Earl was a friend to all. He made you laugh and made you smile. While we will miss him here, Heaven is a much better place now that Earl is there. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and the rest of the family.
Dear Andrews Family ~ My love goes out to you during this time. When I was a youth growing up at Frazer, Bro Earl mentored me during my call to the military chaplaincy. He was there for me at my ordination and was a gifted encourager. God bless all of you. Chaplain Alex Palomaria (Presidio Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA, USAF)
Earl was the post chaplain at Ft Benning when I was assigned there. He emphasized preaching and spiritual gifts in a way that changed my understanding of the ministry of both clergy and laity. Rosemary and I pray for God's peace and comfort to be with you during this difficult time.
I knew Earl to be one of the kindest, gentlest men I have ever met. Optimism oozed from his pores, even after he'd been diagnosed with Parkinson's. I met Earl at the Bell Road YMCA where he went to exercise in the indoor pool, faithfully, every day during the early morning hours. Our water aerobics instructor, Shirley Garret, always took extra time to work with Earl, helping him to overcome the devastating effects of his disease. I would say that they were members of a kind of "mutual admiration society." Our entire water aerobics class came to know and love Earl as a dear friend. He often greeted us with that classic line from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." He learned each of our names and always addressed us in some personal way. Once a month we would meet at Flips for breakfast and Earl always led us in a blessing for the food and for the friendship we shared. His love for his country and deep abiding faith in Jesus Christ were evident in his life. Ann was always by Earl's side with patient love and care. My prayers go out to her and the entire Andrews family. Earl can never be replaced and will always be in our hearts. "Earl, I know it's a beautiful day up there in your new neighborhood, but we'll sure miss you in this one down here!"
Earl was a wonderful and loving soul. His kind and thoughful ways endured him to all. He will be greatly missed by the Frazer family as well as those who had the privilege to pass his way. He was a beacon of love and compassion to our son in the last days of his life. Rest In Peace...B. Gardner, Frazer
Earl meant so much to many of us. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Earl's constant clipping articles to keep himself current while teaching at Chaplains School, and since,impressed me much. His love of NHL hockey presaged hockey's coming to Carolina and Atlanta and Nashville, and impressed me even more. This great and good man shall forever be an important part of my life. Thank God for his life and love.
Richard E. Stewart, Nashville TN
My husband and I had the great privilege of being married by Earl at Frazer @ 22 years ago.We went through pre-marriage counseling with him prior to our wedding and it was clear that he was a truly enlightened man. He had a spiritual gift that we were fortunate enough to be blessed with. He was also at our daughters birth (back in the dark ages@ 20 years ago- when family was not allowed in birthing suites)Earl made his way back there, somehow, to say a special prayer for us and our daughter.His smiling ,peaceful face was such a welcome sight at that time.
Although we moved away from Montgomery @19 years ago and we have not had the privilege of seeing Earl's smiling face for sometime- I can still see it so vividly in my mind. Even now, I feel how truly blessed we were that he touched and impacted our lives.I know that everyone whose lives he touched must feel the same way.I know for a fact that The Word That Became Flesh- The Light -Jesus was there by Earl's side to welcome him with a warm smile and gentle, peaceful embrace just as Earl embraced life and others with such kindness and generosity.Peace be with his loved ones at this time, and may they be comforted in the fact that Earl lives on and they will meet again one day. We look forward to seeing his smiling face in heaven in the future as well.
The Bruce Family
I remember Earl foundly. We served together in a number of assignments on active duty. Our prayers go out to the family for comfort and encouragement. Earl was an example to follow and he discipled and mentored many other chaplains as well a soldiers. It was a joy to minister along with Earl. Blessings, Nancy and Chaplain Grover DeVault.
Earl taught me how to genuinely care for people. I worked with Earl for about 12 years at Frazer before he retired. I will always cherish that time, the privilege and many precious memories. He was a dear friend and mentor and will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family.
Our condolences to the Earl Andrew family. Earl was a great influence in the lives of so many people at Frazer; we loved him dearly. God bless each of you in your time of bereavement. Alton R. Barnes.
Earl taught me how to genuinely care for people. I worked with Earl for about 12 years at Frazer before he retired. I will always cherish that time, the privilege and the many precious memories. He was a dear friend and mentor and will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family.
Earl was a great chaplain. When he inspected me in ranks in the basic course and couldn't find a gig he had me turn my belt buckle over. Sure enough, I had not brassoed it. When he became post chaplain at Benning during my initial tour he invited me to a Saturday Morning golf game. Remembering basic I was a bit nervous playing with a Colonel. I hit a line drive into a pine tree and without hitting the ground the ball hit Earl on the right chin. I couldn't stop laughing as he hopped around on his left leg, cussing. I had never heard a minister cuss. I survived the mishap and he later recommended me for regular Army. I remember him as one of the truly greats, who contributed much to my chaplaincy. Blessings on his family.
What a difference you made in our lives. We will miss you deeply. So many funny and precious memories flood my mind. We loved Earl and all those he loved.
Earl's humble humor hastened us through hard hours at USACHS. A pleasant pulsing plus among pious preachers. Good News was evident. Bob "Rocky" Saunders
Earl was the best chaplain/pastoral care minister I have ever seen. No matter how desperate or depressing the circumstances, Earl knew how to bring God's peace and a sense of God's presence into any situation. I am grateful for his friendship and all that he taught me about caring for others as Jesus did. He has a great reward awaiting him in heaven.
Earl was one of my heros. He was my adviser at the Chaplain Advanced Course where he gave me great direction and set my career on a new and challenging direction. God bless his family during this time of their loss. Chaplain (Colonel) John C. Scott (Retired).
Our prayers are certainly with you at this difficult time. We knew Brother Earl for many years since our daughter Misty Searcy Trussell began going to Frazer on a regular basis. He was such a Godly man and he made us feel special when we would visit Frazer or when he would make his weekly visits to the hospitals. He prayed for my husband so many times and they had something in common and that was the open heart surgery. He truly help Byron during these times and prayed for us and we felt his prayers. God bless you and may you find peace in knowing he is with his Maker now. What a wonderful Christmas present to see Jesus face to face! Bless you! Byron and Beverly Searcy
Ann and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Earl was a very kind man and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
Scott and Jeanne Everett
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH OF YOU "WE LOVED HIM"GEORGE ,VICKI.DANNY & ADAM MILLER FORMERLY OF SPORTS PALACE CAFE...WERE EARL USE TO LOVE TO COME AND EAT..