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Lydia Dawn Gainous

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Monday, May 4, 1959 - Friday, October 7, 2022

Mrs. Lydia Dawn Gainous of Dothan passed away Friday, October 7, 2022.  She was 63. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb with Rev. Dicky McAllister officiating.  Interment will follow in the Slocomb City Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. 

Mrs. Gainous was born May 4, 1959 in Houston County to the late Betty Lou McAllister Culbreth and Howard Pierce Culbreth, Jr. 

Lydia married the love of her life, Paul on August 13, 1977.  They built a beautiful life together, and their love for each other was an extraordinary testament of what true love is for their children.

She was not only a loving wife, but also an adoring mother and devoted grandmother. She was known as “Nana” to her two beautiful grandchildren, who were her whole heart and brought her great joy. Her legacy will live on through the love she poured into her children and grandchildren.  

Survivors include her husband, William Paul Gainous, Dothan; daughters: Celeste Ward (Brad), Trussville, and Suzanne Glover (Elliott), Dothan, and Maranne Gainous, Dothan; grandchildren: Lydia Caroline Ward, and William McCale Glover; brother, Howard Pierce Culbreth III (Julie), Dothan; numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. 

She will forever be our sunshine and guardian angel.  Her life was possible because of faith, hope, love and miracles. 

We love you more.

Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022



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Janet McAllister-Hicks

No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. Our hearts go out to you during this most difficult time in your lives and our prayers are with you. Please know how much we love all of you. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. May your precious memories of Lydia remain in your heart until you are together again. With deepest sympathy, Chris, Janet & Steven
Tom Quattlebaum

My wife and I extend our condolences to you and your family.
Tom/Becky Quattlebaum

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