2011-12-22 / Obituaries


Erika Studener Straughn Stewart, 72, of Mobile died Dec. 18, 2011 at her residence.

She was born May 13, 1939. She was a native of Germany. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Leo Straughn, Mobile, Timothy Straughn, Helena; one daughter, Kathy Williamson, Mobile; one brother, Fritz Studener, Mobile; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her fiancé Joe Whitsett.

The service was Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Frankville with Bro. Albert Dykeman, Rev. Leon Harris and Father Wayne Youngman officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Johnnie Roy Stewart, Frankville, AL.

Active pallbearers were Lindy Lindsey III, Josh Straughn, Josef Straughn, Joey Whitsett, Donnie Moorer and Johnny Roy Stewart.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Chatom directed.


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