Mr. Orlander Stovall, age 99, of Haleburg, Alabama passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
Drive Through will be Friday, September 4, 2020 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11 AM at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in Haleburg, Alabama.
Orlander Stovall was born April 20, 1921 in Haleburg, Alabama to the late Eddie and Annie Dawson Stovall. He was the seventh of eleven children born out of this union. To be born into the Stovall Family meant loyalty, longevity and legacy.
Orlander discovered his love for the Lord Jesus Christ early in life. One of his first major decisions was to accept Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and made a public declaration of that by being baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Haleburg, Alabama. Later in life, Orlander humbly accepted the call to become a Deacon, which later, Deacon Emeritus was bestowed upon him as he was faithful and active until health challenges limited his participation, but he never stopped praying! Orlander was known for praying powerful and prophetic prayers that he knew no time limit! Orlander also enjoyed spending time studying God's Word with his son Kenneth, as they frequented Bible Study with Pastor Charlie Lane.
Orlander participated in many organizations, associations, and clubs over the years, but one of his prided affiliations was being the Worshipful Master for 50 years in the Prince Hall Masonic Temple #896.
Orlander, being a man of faith, knew that it was not good that he should be alone; he dedicated 47 years of his life with a special woman. On July 4, 1943, Orlander married Catherine Jeanette Kincey, who preceded him in death, honoring their marriage vows that only death would separate them. Through this union, they were blessed with six children: Eleanor Herring, Grady Stovall, Annie Ward, Orlando Stovall, Kenneth Stovall, and Sharon Golden.
Orlander worked hard as a farmer providing food not only for his family but families throughout the community. Unable to continue farming, he worked for southern Company at Farley Nuclear Plant in Columbia, Alabama until retirement.
Orlander was an experienced fisherman unlike any other. Next to farming, fishing was his favorite pastime. He loved fishing so much he would often dream of fishing and reel them in, even in his sleep. Orlander also loved singing, gardening, and watching westerns on television. Orlander loved to eat and his favorites were potpies and ice cream. Orlander ate so many potpies, they affectionately called him "PopPies".
Orlander loved his family! He especially loved time with sisters, children and grandchildren. He shared a special bond with each of them, especially during the summer months, when the grandchildren would visit. They loved every moment spent with Granddaddy, Papa, and PopPop as they all had different names that they affectionately called him. There are many memories they will never forget such as riding on the back of the truck to go feed the hogs, and those special trips into town to get boiled peanuts and candy. Orlander loved when he could return the favor and go visit them especially for Thanksgiving. When traveling became too much, the family decided that everyone would come "home" for Thanksgiving. The highlight of that yearly gathering was seeing the family expand, and of course the Thanksgiving dinner prayer!.
Orlander heard the Master, softly call his name and, peacefully, he answered on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 surrounded by his family and entered eternal rest. He was preceded in death by his loving wife: Catherine Kincey Stovall, and his first born daughter: Eleanor Stovall Herring.
Orlander leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, five children: Grady (Marilyn) Stovall of Headland, Alabama, Annie Ward of Lithonia, Georgia, Orlando (Mary) Stovall of Detroit, Michigan, Kenneth (Glenda) Stovall of Haleburg, Alabama, and Sharon (Wilbert) Golden of Opelika, Alabama; 22 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; five sisters: Cornelia Davis, Francis McGowin, Clara Stephens, Jeannie Glenn, Eddie Lee Stringer and one brother: Archester (Murdis) Stovall; three daughters-in-love: Valerie Wheeler, Leah Hinds (Caregivier) and Betty Stovall; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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