Mrs. Florene Hornsby Caudle, age 86 of Winfield, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Providence Hospital in Mobile, AL.
Florene was born on April 4, 1932, in Haleyville, the youngest child of Oscar Asbury and Elsie Guinned Hornsby. Her first job was at McQueen’s Drive-In in Haleyville, followed by several local restaurants throughout her life. Florene was also an excellent seamstress, she owned 2 fabric stores, one in Brilliant and one in Guin. She also worked at Munsingwear, Healthtex, and Reltoc manufacturing plants over the course of her career. Florene and her husband Hoyt also owned and operated a Texaco service station in Brilliant for several years.
Florene was a member of the church of Christ. She enjoyed using her talent for cooking to serve others. In times of sickness or death, she could be counted on as a source of encouragement, with a pot of dumplings, a cake, or a pecan pie. After her retirement, she enjoyed sitting with the elderly or home bound. Florene was truly a people person who loved a good meal, time spent with family and friends, gardening, and Alabama football!
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hoyt Lee Caudle, an infant daughter Sheila Goddard, a son, Jerry Caudle, brothers, Roy, Eugene, James, Travis, and Max Hornsby and a sister, Ethel Hornsby Poore.
She is survived by a son, Ricky Lee Caudle, a daughter, Trilbia “Trib” Henderson, and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Caudle. She was “Nannie” to seven grandchildren, Christie Fletcher, Farrah Garrison, Ryan Hallmark, Lance Hallmark, Jennifer Hendrix, Kila Corkren, and Payton Caudle, 12 great-grandchildren, Brenna and William Fletcher, Courtney Gentry, Regan Pendley, Jordan and Ty Garrison, Axl Hallmark, Brooks Hendrix, Mallory and Conner Corkren, and Karsyn and Emma Caudle and 1 great-great-granddaughter, Sadie Gentry, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Jerry Self will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. (service time) on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pall bearers will be Ryan Hallmark, Lance Hallmark, Payton Caudle, Travis Garrison, Aaron Fletcher, Buddy Hendrix, and Chad Corkren. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Caudle family.