BURLINGTON - Luther William Andrews Sr., 96, formerly of S. Mebane Street, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, at Liberty Commons. He was a native of Alamance County and the husband of the late Elsie Kimbro Andrews.
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Luther retired as a driver after 45 years for Burlington Industries Transportation Division. He was the oldest living member of The First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, which he loved and served faithfully in for many years. Luther was an avid baseball fan and a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Luther is survived by his daughter, Patricia "Pat" A. Smith and her husband, Richard, of Burlington; daughter-in-law, Betty S. Andrews of Burlington; grandchildren, Rodney V. Smith and wife, Malania, Richard Bret Smith, Michael Andrews and Christopher Andrews and wife, Whitley; great-grandchildren, Davis Smith, Jason Smith, Claire Smith, Taylor Andrews, Gage Andrews, Nicholas Andrews and Nyla Andrews; brother, Vernon Andrews and his wife, Ollie of Burlington; and a sister, Mabel Long and her husband, Willie of Burlington. He was preceded in death by his wife, son, Luther W. Andrews Jr.; parents, Willie Anderson Andrews and Maggie Baulding Andrews; stepmother, Rochina Stuart Andrews; sisters, Beulah Yarborough and Lucille Rice; and brothers, James Weldon Andrews and Jessie Morris Andrews.
The family of Luther Andrews would like to thank the nurses and staff of Liberty Commons and Hospice of Alamance-Caswell for their kind and compassionate care of Luther.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Monday, June 11, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Bryan Gregory, Rev. Tim Robinson and Rev. Wade Rice, and the burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:45 until 2:45 prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of his daughter.
Memorials may be made to The First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 2250 Saddle Club Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from June 9 to June 10, 2012