Herman Davis Landers

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Funeral service for Herman Davis Landers, 81, will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wedowee with the Rev. Cade Farris and Ricky Daniel officiating. Burial will follow at Corinth Cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday evening. Mr. Landers will lie in state for one hour prior to service beginning on Tuesday. Mr. Landers passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. Survivors include his wife, Jo Stewart Landers, of Wedowee; two daughters, Christi Anne Ward, of Sylvester, Ga., and Mindi Jo Turner and son-in-law, Bruce, of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Mary Landers Ward, Ashton Caroline Ward and Haley Katherine Cotton; brother-in-law, Bobby Stewart (wife, Shirley), of Wedowee; sisters-in-law, Ruth Spradlin, of Heflin, and Burma Johnson of Athens, Ala.; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers will be Chad Lee, David Brooks, Bill Williamson, Jeff Nolen, Steve Spratlin and Richie Traylor. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church, Tommy Camp, Alfred Brooks, Ronnie Young, Spence Lee, Glenn Traylor and Johnny Jones. A Randolph County native, Mr. Landers was born on June 20, 1934, the son of Idus and Lena May Anderson Landers. He was a faithful member and active Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Wedowee where he served in many areas. Mr. Landers graduated from Randolph County High School, attended Southern Union State Community College and Jacksonville State University, and was a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Landers is the owner of Landers Insurance Agency and an agent of Modern Woodmen of America. He was owner of Herman Landers Chevrolet, served as Randolph County Tax Collector, and was retired from ALFA insurance. Mr. Landers was a Randolph County 911 Board Member and also a member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Herman was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a true southern gentleman. He lived his life serving Christ, his family and his neighbor. Herman never met a stranger and his love for others was reflected in his life every day. Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wedowee Building Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfh wedowee.com.
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Wedowee, AL 36278
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Published in The Anniston Star on June 21, 2016
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