Lela S. McCormick

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Lela S. McCormick, 93, passed away February 2, 2015. She was born September 4, 1921 to Dock Washington Stewart and Belzie Gay Stewart. She married the love of her life, Elbert McCormick, in June of 1941. They had 4 children. Their oldest, Albert, passed away before his third birthday. Lela became a young widow in 1956 and continued to speak of Elbert often throughout her remaining years. She was an extraordinary homemaker, with genuine love & talent for cooking, gardening, canning and raising her children and grandchildren. She was a devout Christian and attended Pleasant Grove Methodist Church until she was no longer able. She lived almost all of her days on the rolling hills of her family's land between Ranburne and Heflin. In addition to her parents, her husband and Albert, she was preceded in death by her youngest son, Rayburn McCormick and 7 of her siblings. She is survived by her children, James (Diane) McCormick, of Ranburne and Linda Lewis, of Carrollton, Ga.; her daughter-in-law, Lucretia McCormick and her grandchildren, Kevin (Mandy) McCormick, Scott McCormick, Chris (Scotty) Arrington, Bill Lewis, Eric (Tiffany) McCormick and Talia (Rodney) Hagan; 12 great-grandchildren, Luke (Kayla) McCormick, Lane McCormick, Sam Johnsen, Jake McCormick, Bailey McCormick, Bradley McCormick, Colton Arrington, Camryn Arrington, Jarred Lewis, Ashton Lewis, William Hagan and Weston Hagan and 1 great-great-grandson, Braxton McCormick. Lela is also survived by her sister, Margaret Stewart. Funeral service will be conducted today at 1 p.m. (CST) at the Dryden Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Rodney Hagan and the Reverend Dewayne Palmer will officiate. Interment will be at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Dryden Funeral Home 256-463-2287 Visit our website : drydenfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 4, 2015