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Anne Elizabeth Goslin

Anne Goslin peacefully passed on Oct. 25 at University of Washington Medical Center after a long fight with Pulmonary Fibrous and Lung Transplant surgery.  She resided in Tacoma, Wash.
She was the second daughter born to William (Bill) and Elizabeth (Betty) Goslin.  Anne was always focused and determined toward her goals. She was always loving and giving with family and with friends. Nothing pleased her more than to be able to help another or make someone smile.
As a young child, the family moved to Auburn, Alabama from Ohio, where her father was a professor at Auburn University. Anne graduated from Auburn High School in 1973.  While she was living in Auburn, she developed a passion for horses. She enjoyed English riding and hunter/jumper competitions. Anne continued to ride and compete for years, even after she moved to Colorado winning many ribbons and trophies on her horse, Filly.
In 1979, Anne followed her sister Jane to Denver, Colorado. Here she continued her work as a pharmacy technician at Univ. of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She worked 9 years while she went to pharmacy school. (She ultimately had to sell her Horse Filly to help pay for her education.)
Anne proudly graduated as a pharmacist in June of 1992, which began her passion for this profession. Anne moved to Tacoma to complete her Pharmacy Residency at St. Joe’s Hospital. She stayed the rest of her career in the Franciscan Hospital system, working at St. Clair and then St. Francis Hospital, in Federal Way.
As Anne settled into her profession, she began looking for volunteer opportunities.  This led her to her love of the preservation of historical sail boating on the Schooner Zodiac and the Schooner Martha.  She volunteered for years with these historical vessels and this would be where she met Fred Stark, who became her lifelong friend and companion. Fred and Anne enjoyed the outdoors together going on many hikes and volunteering with the Native Plant society to locate and preserve rare plants in the northwest.
As Anne’s health decline limited her activities, she discovered her joy of quilting. It soon became a lifelong passion; both in creating quilts and by giving them away to family, friends, coworkers, and those in need.  Anne loved every minute of quilting.  She had many, many ideas ready to complete at the time of her passing. Anne loved giving and did so generously, to numerous organizations and charities. She will be missed by us all.
Anne is predeceased by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. William E. Goslin in 1987 and 2008 respectively.  She is survived by her older sister Jane Goslin Burke & brother-in-law Bruce Burke of White Salmon, Wash.; younger twin brothers Dan Goslin, of Opelika, and Scott Goslin & sister-in-law Linda Goslin of Alexander City. She also leaves behind her niece and nephews: Jeremy Goslin and his wife Jennifer Fordham Goslin; Brad Goslin, Katie Goslin and Daniel Goslin.
Service arrangements are being coordinated by Gaffney Funeral Home of Tacoma, Wash.; see their website for additional information. http://www.gaffneyfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/
A memorial service will be held in Auburn, Ala. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that, if you wish, please make a donation in Anne’s name to one of her favorite charitable organizations:
-The Schooner Martha Foundation, a national historic vessel:   http://www.schoonermartha.org/
-The University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Rare Plant Care & Conservation:  http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/support/donate.shtml
-Puyallup Valley Quilters: www.PuyallupValleyQuilters.com
P.O. Box 1421
Puyallup, Washington 98371.

Charles Winfred Lawler, Sr.

Charles Winfred Lawler, Sr. of Opelika, Alabama passed away on  Nov. 4, at the age of 78. He was born on Jan. 16, 1936 in Opelika to John Wesley Lawler and Ary Herring Lawler. Mr. Lawler graduated from Beauregard High School and attended Auburn University. He later served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After his return to Opelika, he married Frances Dudley Lawler.
Mr. Lawler founded East Alabama Paving Company in 1970. He was a member and past president of the Alabama Asphalt Association. Mr. Lawler was recognized by Gov. Bob Riley and the State of Alabama with a section of Alabama Highway 51 named in his honor in 2009. He was a member of the Alabama Road Builders Association and was inducted into the Alabama Road Builders Hall of Fame in 2011. He was a member of the American Angus Association for many years. Mr. Lawler was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Opelika.
Mr. Lawler’s greatest pleasures were working everyday at his company, East Alabama Paving Company, and spending time on his Angus cattle farm, Lawler Farm, but his greatest love was being with his family and friends. Mr. Lawler lived every moment of his life in a big way, which is why those close to him called him Big Charles. He had a heart of gold and took pride in helping others.
Mr. Lawler is survived by his daughter: Rosemond Lawler Dudley, his son: Charles Winfred Lawler, Jr., his three grandchildren: Cynthia Lawler Dudley, Leslie Laurel Dudley and Charles Tillman Dudley, his sister: Martha Jean Swatts, his sister-in-laws: Evelyn Lawler and Charlene Lawler, and many special nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lawler is preceded in death by his daughter: Frances Charles Lawler, his parents: John Wesley Lawler and Ary Herring Lawler, and his brothers: John Wesley Lawler, Jr., Kemper L. Lawler, and Harbert E. Lawler.
The visitation and funeral will be on Nov. 7 at First United Methodist Church of Opelika with visitation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and the funeral at 2 p.m. in the church. Graveside service will follow at Garden Hills Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Tim Thompson and Rev. Randy Woodham will officiate.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directing.
www.jeffcoattrant.com.

Jennings S. Taylor, Jr.  

Jennings (Jay) S. Taylor, Jr., age 75, was promoted to his heavenly home on Nov. 4 from his home in Opelika. He was born in 1939 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Jennings and Opal Taylor.
Jennings (Jay) lived in many different places as a child because his father was a church planter and pastor.  Jennings graduated from Lakeview High School in Winter Garden, Florida.  After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.  After leaving the Air Force Jennings married Shirley Faye Laseter of Crescent City, Florida.  Jennings and Shirley moved to Opelika when Jennings began working with the Ampex Corporation. Jennings left Ampex after 33 years as a Quality Control Manager.  Jennings then worked at Prolific Plastics for  2 years before his retirement.
Jennings was a member of The Bridge Church and he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Jennings is survived by his wife, Shirley, whom he was happily married to for 49 years; his children, Deanne Taylor Vanoy (Van) and Jarrett Taylor (Amber), five grandchildren and one great grandchild, brothers/sister-in-law and their spouses, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Jennings was proceeded in death by his parents and his two sisters, Mary Coffman (Jim), and Juanita Howell (Jesse).
Visitation was held on Nov. 6 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7. Burial will follow at Garden Hills Cemetery.
The family is accepting flowers. Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association,  P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 and  The Bridge Church, 1000 Lee Road 263, Cusseta, AL 36852.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directing.
www.jeffcoattrant.com.

Dr. William Douglas Henley

Funeral service for Dr. William D. Henley, 87 of Auburn is 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at Jeffcoat-Trant Chapel. Burial is in Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Nov. 7 from 5-7p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.
Dr. Henley, who died Nov. 3, in Demopolis was born June 2, 1927 in Birmingham.
Dr. Henley graduated from West End High School, Auburn University and the University of Alabama. He was a professor in the College of Business at Auburn University for over 25 years where he won multiple “teacher of the year” awards. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII and the Korean War.
Dr. Henley is survived by his daughter, Cathy Chakiris of Atlanta, Ga.; sons, Jeff Henley of Demopolis, Steve Henley of Hoover, Russ Henley of Demopolis; and sister, Ann Watkins of Alabaster.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directing.
www.jeffcoattrant.com.

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