Ocie Dell Andrews was 93 years old when she passed on to Glory on April 2, 2013. Born in Samson, Ala., on April 30, 1919 to the late Oscar Owens and Minnie Jones Owens. She moved to Bonifay in her early years and married the late Ray Andrews. She was a member of The First Baptist Church in Bonifay for over 30 years. She spent 70 years in Bonifay and then made her home in Chipley in Assisted Living. She was very active in playing Bingo, Wheel of Fortune, Horse Racing and Bowling. She loved singing and listening to gospel music. She won many ribbons and trophies. She won Valentine Queen in 2008, Miss Summer Time in 2009. She sat on the advisory board for the residents. She looked forward to family night suppers where she could be with all of her family. She loved her lipstick and fingernail polish when she did not have it on she did not fill fully dressed. She loved reading her Bible and Devotion. She wanted to tell each of her family members that she really loved them. She wished that she could have told them but at the end she had no voice left.
She is preceded in death by Iren Mc Clound, Cozie Mc Douffie, Victory Moody, Willy Owens, Edward Owens and Marie Masi.
They had two sons, Billie Ray Andrews and wife Betty Blocker Andrews of DeFuniak Springs, and the late Charles Andrews and wife Sue Day Andrews of Bonifay; leaving behind four grandchildren, Charles Andrews of Walker, La., Mike Andrews, Debbie Andrews and Tammi Andrews Moss all of Bonifay; four great grandchildren, Angus Andrews of Portland, Or., Jacob Andrews of Columbia, S.C.. Ashley Moss of Bonifay, and Chelsea Richard of Chipley; and six great-great grandchildren, and sisters and brothers, Dorothy Pettis of DeFuniak Springs, Fred Owens of Olathe, Kan., Ollie Bell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Quida Pitts of New Orleans, La.
A Funeral service was held at 2 p.m, on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shelly Chandler and Eddie Andrews officiating. Interment followed in Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m., on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.