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Ethelene de la Croix Warren

January 14, 1921 — June 15, 2022


HEADLAND, AL… Ethelene de la Croix Warren, a resident of Headland, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at her home. She was 101.

Graveside services will be held 11:30 A.M. on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery (formerly Wiggins Cemetery at Grimes) with Dr. Cecil M. Sanders, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory in the Dogwood Room. Wright Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made in Mrs. Warren’s honor to the First Baptist Church - Headland General Fund, 301 E. Church Street, Headland, Alabama 36345, or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

Mrs. Warren was born in Headland, Alabama to the late Clarence P. Jordan and Aura Vesta Armstrong Jordan. She lived most of her childhood in the Union Community, near Slocomb, Alabama. She was a 1939 Graduate of Slocomb High School. She attended Troy State Teachers College (now Troy University), and worked in the 1940’s with the Civil Service at the Air Base in Marianna, Florida.

She has lived in Headland, Alabama since 1952, working at the Dothan Eagle and retiring from Wallace Community College in 1982. She was a member of the First Baptist Church – Headland, her entire adult life. She also taught Sunday School and served on various committees and was in leadership roles for many years at First Baptist Church – Headland.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Warren was also preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Warren; her son Art de la Croix; and her brothers, Khyle Jordan, Sr. and Roy B. Jordan.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorry de la Croix, of Suwanee, GA; her daughter-in-law, Susan Grantham de la Croix of Headland, AL; her grandson, Christopher de la Croix (Melissa) of Greenville, SC; her great-grandsons, Colin and Grayson de la Croix of Greenville, SC; her brother Fred Jordan of Fairhope, AL; her step-son, Jimmy Warren, of Dothan, AL; her niece, Emily Boutwell of Mobile, AL; her nephews, Khyle Jordan, Jr. and Ben Jordan, both of Mobile, AL and Bob Jordan of New Bern, NC.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Khyle Jordan, Jr., Bob Jordan, Ben Jordan, Rudy Boutwell, Greg Armstrong, and Jimmy Warren.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caregivers who have given loving care to Mrs. Warren for the last several months: Ruby Reeves, Pam Johnson, JoAnna Caster, and Lynn Hollins.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home & Crematory

15579 US Highway 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 17, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery

1550 Parramore Road, Dothan, AL 36303

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