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Roxie Grace Lancaster
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1931
Ozark
Dale County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 2006
Montgomery
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA

49432-1:N:04/10/2002:RRC/rrc LRS2002-19887 HR555
By Representative Hooper RFD Rd 1 11-APR-2002

COMMENDING ROXIE GRACE LANCASTER FOR HER OUTSTANDING
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS.

WHEREAS, highest commendations and congratulations are herein extended to the talented and
popular Roxie Grace Lancaster of Montgomery, Alabama, for her outstanding professional achievements; and
WHEREAS, Roxie Lancaster, a native of Ozark, graduated from Dale County High School where she excelled in leadership qualities, having been a member and officer of the National Beta Society, editor of the school paper, recipient of the Perfect Attendance Award for 12 consecutive years, cheerleader, and vice president of the Senior Class of 1949; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Lancaster graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in a record two and a half years and was named High Grade Point Sorority in her junior and senior years; she also was selected one of the Top Ten Athletes on Campus and Miss Southern Accent, the Top Beauty in the yearbook; and
WHEREAS, her experience teaching history, journalism, English, science, social studies, and math at Hewett-Trussville High School convinced Roxie of the importance of influencing children's minds; and
WHEREAS, upon moving to Montgomery, she was active in organizing GOP groups of all ages and became a popular speaker at GOP functions; Roxie served almost a decade as Chairman of the GOP County Organization and for many years was active with the Alabama State Republican Executive Committee; she received the Frances Greer Jones Award for Outstanding Service to the GOP and currently serves as President of the Capitol City Republican Women; and WHEREAS, for two decades Mrs. Lancaster, the social editor for The Montgomery Independent newspaper, has colorfully described the latest social events and has directed and organized social and mystic societies; and
WHEREAS, Roxie and Lloyd Lancaster have five children, Labella Alvis who practices law in Birmingham, Dr. Roxanna Stewart, head of the Dental Clinic at Searcy Hospital, Lloyd Lancaster, III, architect and paramedic, Joanna Austin, housewife, and Joseph G. Stewart, Jr., attorney at law; they are the proud grandparents of eleven grandchildren; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF
ALABAMA, That in recognition of exceptional professional achievements, we hereby most highly commend Roxie Grace Lancaster of Montgomery, Alabama, and do further direct that a copy of this resolution be presented to her with highest praise and honor.

Resolutions, Congratulatory
Lancaster, Roxie Grace


LANCASTER, Roxie Grace , a long time resident of Montgomery, died at her home in Montgomery, January 22, 2006, surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation will be at Leak-Memory Chapel, Monday, January 23 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The family will also be at the Friendship Room at First United Methodist Church in Cloverdale Park at 2:00 p.m. on January 24th before the funeral service at the church at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Lancaster was born July 23, 1931, in Ozark, Alabama to James Marion and Mary Belle Grace. She graduated from Birmingham Southern in 2 1/2 years with a BA degree in English and Education. While at Birmingham Southern, she was initiated into the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority where she was named High Grade Point Sorority Member in her junior and senior years and remained active after graduation as an alum. She was also selected as one of the Top Ten Athletes on Campus and as top beauty, Miss Southern Accent. Mrs. Lancaster received her Juris Doctorate degree from Jones School of Law in 1974. While married to Dr. Joseph Gordon Stewart, she taught at Hewitt High School in Birmingham while Dr. Stewart attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. They moved to Montgomery, Al after being being stationed for two years in the US Army at Monterey,California. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, William Lloyd Lancaster Jr., children, LaBella Stewart Alvis, Dr Roxanna Merinda Stewart, Joanna Stewart Austin and her husband Terry, Joseph Gordon Stewart Jr. and his wife Missy, and William Lloyd Lancaster III and his wife Gina. Surviving grandchildren who will also serve as pallbearers are: Stewart James Alvis, Charles Lloyd Dennis, Daniel Asa Dennis, IV, Joseph Stewart Dennis, Samuel Burnette Dennis, William Randall Lancaster, Adam Stewart Quattlebaum, and Thomas Jerry Quattlebaum III. Other surviving grandchildren include: Millican Grace Alvis, Caroline Grace Stewart and Joseph Gordon Stewart III. Mrs. Lancaster has two sisters, Anne Grace Hildreth from Marietta, Georgia and Janis Grace Strength from Gulf Breeze, Fl. She was very active, politically, as campaign chairman to U.S. Congressman William L. Dickinson, and former Montgomery Mayor, Emory Folmar. In addition, she was Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party for 10 years, served on the Alabama State Republican Executive Committee, President of the Capitol City Republican Women, and popular speaker at various GOP functions. Mrs. Lancaster served as a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Military by appointment of President Ronald Reagan, spending the majority of her time, touring military bases in the late 80's. Former Congressman William Dickinson tells a funny story about Mrs. Lancaster's personal phone call from President Ford during one of her brief hospital visits. While flying with President Ford on Air Force one, then Representative Dickinson, bragged about Mrs. Lancaster's campaign work to the extent that President Ford agreed to call Mrs. Lancaster immediately while she was in the hospital. The President agreed to pass the phone to the Congressman after he finished his conversation with Ms. Lancaster. During the call, it seems former Mayor Emory Folmar's wife, Anita, tried to call her as well. Anita said that she was told to hold on by the switchboard operator as Mrs. Lancaster was on the phone with the President of the United States with a Congressman on hold! Mrs. Folmar's reply to the operator was, " Well, that's fine, tell Roxie that the Angel of Gabriel is holding as well." Mrs. Lancaster was also active in community and civic activities including President and teacher of various Sunday School classes at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Girl Scout leader and Kamp Kawanis committee member. Her many Board appointments included one of the founding members of the St. James school board as well as the Les Dames Board, the Board of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Retarded Children's Association, the United Appeal (the United Way), the Blue Gray Tennis Classic, the Southern Debutante Cotillion Board. She held the office of President and other positions of the 2nd District Dental Auxiliary. Because of her love and concern for the youth of the area and her desire and need to promote literary awareness in the community, she voiced her concern and acted on it. She established the Literary Competition under the auspices of the City of Montgomery's Library and Arts Council Programs in 1979. The joint program for the first sixth grades will be designated as the Roxie Lancaster Holiday Literary Arts Competition. That same literary love provided almost two decades of enjoyment to readers of the Montgomery Independent where she was a popular columnist. So many Montgomerians were touched by her service and gifts over the years. Honorary pallbearer will be U.S. Congressman William L. Dickinson. The family requests donations in the name of Joseph Gordon Stewart III be made to Children's Hospital Foundation, 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, Al 35233. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing

LANCASTER, Roxie Grace , a long time resident of Montgomery, died at her home in Montgomery, January 22, 2006, surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation will be at Leak-Memory Chapel, Monday, January 23 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The family will also be at the Friendship Room at First United Methodist Church in Cloverdale Park at 2:00 p.m. on January 24th before the funeral service at the church at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Lancaster was born July 23, 1931, in Ozark, Alabama to James Marion and Mary Belle Grace. She graduated from Birmingham Southern in 2 1/2 years with a BA degree in English and Education. While at Birmingham Southern, she was initiated into the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority where she was named High Grade Point Sorority Member in her junior and senior years and remained active after graduation as an alum. She was also selected as one of the Top Ten Athletes on Campus and as top beauty, Miss Southern Accent. While married to Dr. Joseph Gordon Stewart, she taught at He-witt High School in Birmingham while Dr. Stewart attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. They moved to Montgomery, Al after being being stationed for ' two years in the US Army at Monterey.California. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, William Lloyd Lancaster Jr., children, LaBella Stewart Alvis, Dr Roxanna Merinda Stewart, Joanna Stewart Austin, Joseph Gordon Stewart Jr., and William Lloyd Lancaster III. Surviving grandchildren who will also serve as pallbearers are: Stewart James Alvis, Charles Lloyd Dennis, Daniel Asa Dennis, IV, Joseph Stewart Dennis, Samuel Burnette Dennis, William Randall Lancaster, Adam Stewart Quattlebaum, and Thomas Jerry Quattlebaum III.
Other surviving grandchildren include: Millican Grace Alvis, Caroline Grace Stewart and Joseph Gordon Stewart III. Mrs. Lancaster has two sisters, Anne Grace Hildreth from Marietta, Georgia and Janis Grace Strength from Gulf Breeze, Fl.

She was very active, politically, as campaign chairman to U.S. Congressman William L Dickinson and former Montgomery Mayor, Emory Folmar. In addition.she was Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party for 10 years, served on the Alabama State Republican Executive Committee, President of the Capitol City Republican Women, and popular speaker at various GOP functions. Mrs. Lancaster served as a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Military by appointment of President Ronald Reagan, spending the majority of her time, touring military bases in the late 80's. Former Congressman William Dickinson tells a funny story about Mrs.Lancaster's personal phone call from President Ford during one of her brief hospital visits. While flying with President Ford on Air Force one, then Representative Dickinson, bragged about Mrs. Lancaster's campaign work to the extent that PresidenT Ford agreed to call Mrs. Lancaster immediately while she was in the hospital. The President agreed to pass the phone to the Congressman after he finished his conversation with Ms. Lancaster. During the call, it seems former Mayor Emory Folmar's wife, Anita, tried to call her as well. Anita said that she was told to hold on by the switchboard operator as Mrs. Lancaster was on the phone with the President of the United States with a Congressman on hold! Mrs. Folmar's reply to the operator was, " Well, that's fine, tell Roxie that the Angel of Gabriel is holding as well." Mrs. Lancaster was also active in community and Civic activities including President and teacher of various Sunday School classes at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Girl Scout leader and Kamp Kawanis committee member. Her many Board appointments included one of the founding members of the St. James school board as well as the Les Dames Board, the Board of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Retarded Children's Association, the United Appeal (the United Way), the Blue Gray Tennis Classic, the Southern Debutante Cotillion Board. She held the office of President and other positions of the 2nd District Dental Auxiliary. Because of her love and concern for the youth of the area and her desire and need to promote literary awareness in the community, she voiced her concern and acted on it. She established the Literary Competition under the auspices of the City of
Montgomery's Library and Arts Council Programs in 1979. The joint program for the first sixth grades will be designated as the Roxie Lancaster Holiday Literary Arts Competition. That same literary love provided almost two decades of enjoyment to readers of the Montgomery Independent where she was a popular columnist. So many Montgomerians were touched by her service and gifts over the years. The family requests donations in the name of Joseph Gordon Stewart III be made to Children's Hospital Foundation, 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, Al 35233.

Montgomery Advertiser
By Sebastian Kitchen
Montgomery Advertiser skitchen@gannett.com
The Republican Party and the arts community has lost one of its strongest supporters to a lengthy illness.
Services for Roxie Grace Lancaster will begin at 3 p.m. today. She died Lancaster Sunday at age 74.
Lancaster played a vital role in the campaign of former Montgomery Mayor Emory Folmar and served as campaign manager for former U.S. Rep. William L. Dickinson.
"Montgomery and, as far as I am concerned, the country suffered a loss with the passing of Roxie," Dickinson said Monday. "She stayed as active as she physically could trying to help people in the community through her civic works. I think she was outstanding."
Dickinson, Folmar and the former mayor's wife, Anita, all remembered Lancaster for her work in the Republican Party and the community. Anita Folmar and Lancaster worked actively together on the arts council and helped establish a literary program and competition for elementary schoolchildren.
Lancaster was chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party for 10 years, served on the Alabama Republican Executive SERVICES
Who: Roxie Grace Lancaster, who died Sunday at the age of 74, was actively involved in the community and the Republican Party
Funeral: Services will begin at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Cloverdale Park (The family will be in the Friendship Room of the church an hour before the service)
Interment: Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery following the service
Committee, was president of the Capitol City Republican Women and spoke at, various Republican functions. President Reagan appointed her to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Military and she spent the majority of her time in the late 1980s touring military bases.
During a brief hospital visit, then President Ford called Lancaster from Air Force One after Dickinson bragged about her campaign work. Not knowing, Anita Folmar called the hospital and asked to talk to her friend. The operator told her she was on the phone with the president and the congressman.
"You tell her the Angel Gabriel just called," Anita Folmar recalls saying.
Anita Folmar said they moved in next to one another on Fisk Road in 1958, played tennis together and worked on civic and political projects together. She said they were admonished more than once at Republican and Arts Council meetings for talking or laughing j too much. Emory Folmar, then chairman of the state executive committee, told them not to sit together any more.
Anita Folmar said she most remembers Lancaster's "delightful sense of humor."
"She had a lot of friends and she did a lot for the community," she said.
Emory Folmar said he was "crazy" about her.
He said they worked together on the Ronald Reagan campaign and she was one of his senior campaign workers in 1975.
"She was a fine and sweet lady and a dear friend," Emory Folmar said. "Roxie and I worked together for many years and on many campaign efforts together. She is a grand person. The city lost a great citizen."
Emory Folmar said she was "a good person to start with and a good political operative to go with it."
"We lost a mighty good friend and a mighty good citizen," he said. "Everybody that knew her had a good word for her."
Dickinson said he has known Lancaster since at least 1964, when he began his first run for Congress and she was his campaign manager.
"She was smart, energetic, knew a lot of people and had good judgment about issues," he said. "She was just, through her contacts and networking with people, an ideal campaign manager."

 
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Montgomery
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA
 
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Grandmom,You're greatly missed and loved. There is so much I wish I could say, but I have faith that you already know these things. Hopefully, you get the internet where you're at and you get this message (Ha); but if not, I'm sure we'll see each other ...(Read more)
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