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Floyd Lucas

February 8, 1943 - April 12, 2015

Floyd "Buck" Lucas, age 72, died April 12, 2015. Buck was a Fitter for the steel industry, and loved to fish. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Lucas; brothers, Fred Lucas, Ralph Lucas and Larry Lucas; sister, Joanne Fisher; sister-in-law, Inez Lucas; grandchildren, Tyler Johnson and Morgan Johnson; son-in-law, Jacky Johnson, Jr.; girlfriend, Rickie Hester; and many loved ones...
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Willie Dee Patmon

October 14, 1922 - April 12, 2015

Willie Dee Patmon, age 92, of Centreville, Alabama died April 12, 2015. She was a good Baptist and dedicated her life to caring for her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Harrison Hoggle; their infant son, Daniel Hoggle; daughter-in-law, Ann Hoggle; sons-in-law, S.C. Ray and Roy Stone; and 9 brothers and sisters. She is survived by 8 children, Peggy Brooks (Andrew), J. C....
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Duane Williams

December 2, 1926 - April 10, 2015

Duane “D. W.” Williams, age 88, of Montevallo, Alabama died April 10, 2015. D.W. was born in Doddridge County, West Virginia to Virgil A. and Audra F. Yerkey Williams. He worked in sheet metal most of his life and was a member of Sheet Metal Local #48 in Birmingham. D.W. loved to hunt, fish, sing and play the mandolin. He was known as a “dapper gentleman”, and was well...
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Thomas Warren Smith

October 19, 1940 - April 10, 2015

Smith, Thomas Warren, (Tire Man Tom) age 74, of Alabaster, died on April 10, 2015. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel, Montevallo with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Maylene. Rev.Jeff Logan officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Survivors: daughters, Anita Neel of Oklahoma and Laura Blackmon...
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Gwendolyn Swann Parsons

January 29, 1922 - April 10, 2015

Gwen Swann Parsons, age 93, of Montevallo, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2015 at the Bibb County Medical Center.Gwen was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Rusty Parsons; two sons, Don and Gary Parsons, two sisters , Vera Harper and Eva Swint, and one brother J. D. Swann.She is survived by her son, Russ (Craig) Parsons, three grand-children and one great grand...
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John McKinley Osborne

March 17, 1924 - April 9, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Betty Rice

June 21, 1930 - April 8, 2015

Betty is survived by many family members and friends. She was loved by all, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
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Jennette C. Holcombe

July 7, 1940 - April 7, 2015

Jennette C. Holcombe, age 74, of Montevallo, died April 7, 2015 in Montgomery, Alabama.She was graduated from the University of Montevallo where she attended classes with her daughter. She was a social worker for Shelby County DHR and the Shelby County Health Department. Throughout her life, she always served others and will be terribly missed by all who knew her.Mrs. Holcombe was preceded in...
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Talon Lee Cowart

May 25, 1963 - April 6, 2015

Talon Lee Cowart, age 51, of Randolph, AL, died on April 6, 2015. He was a graduate of Coosa High School in Rome, GA and worked for AGS. He was a church leader and Praise & Worship Music Minister at The Cornerstone Church in Helena. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cowart; children, Trey Cowart, Teres Cowart and James Cowart; stepchildren, Garon Posey, Ashton Powell and Abigayle Hilyer;...
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Cecil T. Northcutt

February 5, 1937 - April 3, 2015

Cecil T. Northcutt, age 78, of Jasper, Alabama, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015.Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Y. Northcutt.He is survived by his three sisters, Marie Killingsworth of Montevallo, Sue Cox of McCalla, and Lynn Bush of Montevallo. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Northcutt (Mary) of Pelham; two special neighbors, Pete and Larry, and a host of...
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Doris Chism Lien

January 2, 1929 - April 3, 2015

Doris “Dee” Chism Lien, age 86, passed on April 3, 2015. A resident of Montevallo, Dee was a graduate of Alabama College with a degree in Music. She began her career teaching elementary school in North Dakota. During this time she met her husband, Glenn H. Lien (deceased). Upon moving to Alabama she taught piano lessons and was later the choral and band director at Montevallo High...
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Stephen Turney Taylor

March 18, 1952 - April 1, 2015

Stephen Turney Taylor, age 63, of Montevallo, died April 2, 2015. Known as “Big Daddy”, he loved to create and sell fishing lures from his home. He was graduated from the University of Montevallo, and was retired Lieutenant of the University of Montevallo Police Department. He was a member of Aldridge Assembly of God.He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Holt Taylor and sister...
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Robert O. Bean

January 20, 1917 - April 1, 2015

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Ernie Ray Dunn

October 27, 1927 - April 1, 2015

Ernie Ray Dunn of Chelsea, Alabama passed away on April 1st, 2015. Ernie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Francis Dunn; parents, Ollie & Ellen Dunn; brother, Ward Dunn; sister, Lottie Greene; sons, Jerry Dunn and Ernie S. Dunn; and daughter, Patricia Smith.He is survived by his children, David Ray Dunn, Mike Dunn, Mary Katherine Fulghum (Gene), Randy Dunn, Melissa...
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George L. Lucas

November 26, 1928 - March 31, 2015

George L. Lucas, age 86, passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2015 in Homewood, Alabama. Visitation will be Monday April 6, 2015 10a.m; at Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church in Homewood, Alabama. Following visitation there will be a service at 11a.m. with Reverend Nic Seaborn officiating. The graveside service will follow at Ryan's Crossings Baptist Church in Maylene, Alabama. He is preceded in death...
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Maria Chavez

February 7, 1961 - March 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Betty Faye Lucas

February 5, 1937 - March 30, 2015

Betty Faye Lucas age 78 of Montevallo went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lucas; son, Eugene Lucas; parents, Percy and Lorine Lawley; brother, Jerry Lawley.She is survived by her loving children, Ronald Lucas, Renae Lucas, Randy Lucas, James Lucas (Keri), and Robert Lucas; eight grandchildren and six great...
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Roy Monroe Brewer

April 5, 1959 - March 30, 2015

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Norman Malcome Brown

March 8, 1957 - March 30, 2015

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Floyd Smitherman

February 6, 1927 - March 29, 2015

Floyd Smitherman of Route 1, Randolph, passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, March 29.Preceding him in death were his parents, Horace Smitherman and Saduthria Posey Smitherman; three brothers, Curtis, Grover, and Grady Smitherman; and one daughter, Donna Smith.He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lois Brown Smitherman; his children, Linda Shirley (Butch), Grace Pope (Sam), Vicki Fox, Jeff...
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Michael Fallin

December 9, 1994 - March 29, 2015

Michael Fallin went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2015. He was a graduate from Jemison High School with the Class of 2013. Michael was a member of the band, and was a very gifted Musician. He worked at Saginaw Pipe where he used his skills as a welder.Michael was a loving son, brother, and friend to many. He never met a stranger and he never failed to make anyone smile. Michael...
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Jimmie Dean Chadbourne

June 10, 1960 - March 25, 2015

Jimmie Dean Chadborne, of Smokey Road of Alabaster Alabama, passed away in the comfort of her own home Wednesday, March 25th 2015. She was born on June 10, 1960 in Alabama, daughter of Ivy Willadean Willams and Jimmy Sanders. Wife of Dwight Chadborne of 10 years. She is survived by, daughter Jessica Michele Sansone and her husband Brenten Sansone, daughter Brittany Ivy Bonin and husband Micheal...
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Theda Wyatt Nordan Dunham

March 28, 1921 - March 19, 2015

Theda Wyatt Nordan Dunham, 93, of Birmingham died on March 19, 2015.A longtime resident of Montevallo, AL, Theda spent the final years of her life at Covenant Place Assisted Living in Gardendale, AL.Born in Clanton in Chilton County on March 28, 1921, she attended public school there through the ninth grade and then moved to Montevallo with her family in 1935. She graduated from Montevallo High...
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Keith Oliver Shimel

September 7, 1932 - March 18, 2015

Keith Oliver Shimel, age 82, of Montevallo, died March 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ella Shimel; brothers, Byron Shimel and Walt Shimel; and sister, Helen Shimel. He is survived by his sons, Keith Oliver Shimel, Jr. (Heather) of Helena and Roger Lynn Shimel of Bibb County; daughter, Stephanie Ann Shimel Moore of Birmingham; stepdaughters, Teresa Williams of Clanton...
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Johnnie Robert White

January 18, 1929 - March 11, 2015

Johnnie Robert White III, (“Buddy, JR, Pops”), went to be with his Heavenly Father and was reunited with his bride on March 11, 2015. He was born in Danville, VA and graduated from Duke University in 1951. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret Dickinson White. JR moved to Greenville in 1967 and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and of the...
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Jean Wilson Frost

November 23, 1935 - March 9, 2015

Frost, Norma Jean Wilson, 79, of Calera, Alabama went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 9, 2015. She was proceeded in death by her parents, James Huey and Sarah Luesta Wilson and her brother, James Billy Wilson.She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edgar Givhan Frost; a son James Edgar (Jeanise) Frost and a daughter, Nena Frost (Tommy) Sanders; four grandchildren, Jill...
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Mike Michael Hale

November 5, 1951 - March 8, 2015

David Michael Hale, age 63, of Alabaster passed away on March 8, 2015. David was a veteran of the U. S. Army.He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn David Hale, and his brother, Randy Hale. David is survived by his mother, Betty Hale; his son, Craig Hale; his daughters, Angie West, Meagan Glass, and April Hale. He is also survived by his brother, Mark Hale (Rhonda), and his sisters Suzie...
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Sam Dickinson Adkins

December 15, 1924 - March 7, 2015

Sam Dickinson Adkins, age 90, of Montevallo, died March 7, 2015. He served in the US Navy during WWII and Korean War. He received his BS from the University of Alabama and retired from US Steel in 1984.Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Saxon Nix Adkins; and brother, Col. Walter Adkins. He is survived by his daughters, Delores Adkins of Montevallo and Sammie Cockrell (Bill) of Birmingham;...
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John Perry Culbert

October 22, 1959 - March 4, 2015

Beloved father, husband, and friend, John Perry Culbert was born on October 22nd, 1959 where he resided with his mother Margaret Anne Culbert and father Walter O’Neal Culbert in Tuscaloosa Alabama. John graduated from Northside High School with the class of 1978. With the love of football, John acquired many life-long friendships that still exists today. At the young age of eighteen John...
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Carl Glass

January 18, 1949 - March 3, 2015

Carl Glass, age 66 of Shelby, Alabama passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 03, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hermie Carl Glass Sr. and Betty June Wood Glass; sister, Joyce Ann Thomas. He loved shooting pool with all his buddies in the APA Pool League, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.Carl is survived by his loving wife of 13 years Angie (Lucas)...
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Margaret Fescko Walker

April 19, 1917 - March 2, 2015

Margaret “Peggy” Fescko Walker, age 97 of Alabaster, Alabama passed away peacefully at her home on March 02, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Fescko; husband, William Walker and eight siblings.Her surviving relatives include a daughter, Bobbie Patrissi (Richard); grandchildren, Beth Jasso (Arturo) and Craig Neidel (Tracey); great-granchildren, Kelly...
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Mary Garnett Goff

March 7, 1938 - March 1, 2015

Mary Garnett Goff, age 76 of Calera, Alabama passed away on Sunday, March 01, 2015 in Alabaster. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvel and Nellie Fletcher; brothers, Charles Reid Fletcher and Danny Earl Fletcher.Her surviving relatives include her loving husband of 62 years, Billy Goff; daughter, Joanna (Hugh) Morrison; sons, Kevin (Michelle) Howze and Chris (Tanya) Smith; brother, Don...
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Betty Irene Harris

July 30, 1942 - February 27, 2015

Betty Irene (Mackey) Harris passed away peacefully in Alabaster, Alabama on the 27th of February 2015, at the age of 72.Betty is survived by her husband, Jimmy Don Harris, of 48 years, along with 5 children, Scott Burrouth of St. Louis, Mo., Patty (James) Midgette of Pelham, Al., Kit (Leslie) Bozeman of Alabaster, Al., Becky (Robbie) Elmore of Maylene, Al., and Kim (Dale) Payne of Maylene, Al....
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Patricia Wood Clark

July 25, 1936 - February 26, 2015

Patricia Wood Clark, age 78 of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her home surrounded by family. Pat was a Seamstress and loved helping the community with her talent. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edgar Joe Clark and daughter, Carol Ann West.Pat is survived by her loving children, Danny Joe Clark of Montevallo, Anita Clark Weaver of Atmore, and...
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Jacob Daniel Killingsworth

July 24, 1991 - February 21, 2015

Jacob Daniel Killingsworth of Calera, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on February, 21, 2015. Born July 24, 1991 at Baptist Montclair Hospital, Jacob was always exceptionally kind hearted and musically inclined. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors; He worked at CMC in Calera; he also loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Jacob will be dearly...
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Chester Ray Goggins

April 13, 1924 - February 16, 2015

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Denny Maze Looney

May 31, 1953 - February 16, 2015

Denny Maze Looney Jr. was born in England May 31st, 1953 and passed away on February 16th, 2015. He served in the 101st Airborne Division (Army) and was honorably discharged in 1972. Denny has been faithfully devoted to his wife Bobbie Ann Looney for 36 years. Denny was a hard working father of four.He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters Ann Boyd, Lynn Boyd, Ginger Boyd (husband Phillip Lucas),...
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Betty Ann Fowler

November 6, 1960 - February 13, 2015

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Toby Dennis Bracknell

January 8, 1972 - February 10, 2015

Toby Dennis Bracknell left this earth on February 10, 2015. After graduating from Opelika High School, he served in the U.S. Army. After leaving the Army he was an Automotive Diagnostic Technician which led to his career in retail management. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Ultra Glide and camping with his family. He was always honored to ride and stand for fellow veterans with the Patriot...
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Evelyn Smith Vick

July 8, 1939 - February 9, 2015

Evelyn Smith Vick, age 75, of Montevallo, passed away February 9, 2015 surrounded by her family. Evelyn loved nothing more than spending time with her family, and making quilts for her children and grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Quention Vick; son, Jimmy Scurlock; granddaughter, Amy Scurlock; and brothers, Herman Smith and Buddy Smith. She is survived by her daughters,...
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James Alfred Pickett

October 24, 1918 - February 7, 2015

Alfred Pickett, age 96, of Pea Ridge, AL, died February 7, 2015.He served in the US Navy and US Army. Alfred was a coal miner for over 50 years.He was preceded in death by his wife, Venita Carroll Pickett; his parents, William Pickett and Elisabeth Kromer Pickett; 6 brothers; and 3 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Inez T. Pickett; son, Sydney Pickett (Linda) of Calera; stepson, James Garner ...
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Harold Frederick Thompson

July 26, 1930 - February 6, 2015

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Donald Edwin Whitten

May 10, 1936 - February 5, 2015

Donald “Don” Edwin Whitten, age 78, of Montevallo, passed away February 5, 2015. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Civitan International. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emma Whitten; sons, Thomas Whitten (Karron) of Alabaster and Micheal Whitten (Monica) of Montevallo; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Pat Mack of Swansen, SC and Sarah Nell...
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Kenneth David Moreland

November 2, 1976 - February 4, 2015

Kenneth “Kenny” Moreland, age 38, of Montevallo, passed away February 4, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Kenny attended Montevallo High School and worked for T&K Construction. He was a self-proclaimed “redneck” who loved to hunt and fish. He loved Alabama football, playing practical jokes and telling tall tales. His truest joy in life was spending time with the...
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Thomas Adam Smith

January 9, 1980 - January 30, 2015

Adam Smith, age 35 of Alabaster, AL passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Smith.Adam’s surviving relatives include his wife, Angel Smith; father, Tommy Smith; daughter, Savannah Smith; son, Trevor O’Conner; stepdaughter, Morgan Waid; stepson, Kalob Waid; brother, Andy Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronald and Charlotte Abney;...
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Arthur Warren Thompson

August 30, 1924 - January 25, 2015

Arthur W. “Tommy” Thompson, age 90, of Aiken, South Carolina, formerly of Hueytown, Alabama, died on January 25, 2015. He was a graduate of Jones Valley High School and served in the US Navy on the USS Lexington during World War II.He was preceded in death by his brother, Sidney Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Bullock Thompson; children, Edward Thompson (Patty),...
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William Thomas Massey

April 12, 1930 - January 20, 2015

William Thomas Massey "Billy", age 84 of Brierfield, AL went to be with Jesus on Tues, Jan. 20, 2015 in Alabaster. Mr. Massey was a lifelong resident of Alabaster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Bird Massey.Survived by Children Lynda Bowlin, Ken Massey and Fran , Jim Bowlin and Layne, Christy Henault and Martin; grandchildren, Chelsia Massey, Matthew Massey and Helen;...
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Annie Joyce Duncan

March 27, 1943 - January 19, 2015

Perry, Annie Joyce Duncan, age 71, of Maylene, AL died January 19, 2015. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in Maylene. She loved her family and going to yard sales.She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Duncan; mother, Annie Duncan; and brother, Bobby Duncan. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James M. Perry, Sr.; daughters, Gail Penhale (Garry) of Helena, Denise...
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Autry Eugene Davis

May 5, 1967 - January 19, 2015

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Elizabeth Louise Killingsworth

June 2, 1933 - January 17, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Killingsworth age 81, of Calera when home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in her home surrounded by family. Betty was a Kindergarten Teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Eugene and Johnnie Louise Alexander; husband, Cecil Killingsworth; granddaughter, Joy Killingsworth; brother, Byron Alexander.Her...
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Herbert Hughes Broadhead

January 23, 1941 - January 14, 2015

Herbert “Hub” Broadhead, age 73, of Calera, passed away January 14, 2015. Hub was a retired United Mine Worker and owned Broadhead Excavating. He was a loving father and Paw Paw, devoted friend to all, and an avid fisherman.He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Payne Broadhead; grandson, Jeremy Wayne McDonald; brothers, Leon Broadhead and Larry Broadhead; and sisters, Marie...
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George Lawrence Moyers

October 17, 1940 - January 13, 2015

George Lawrence Moyers of Centreville, Alabama, formerly of Hannibal, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the age of 74, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. George was a devout member of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church; he enjoyed helping others, and participated in many volunteer programs such as research studies for Alzheimer disease and delivering Meals...
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Frances Louise Nabors

February 22, 1921 - January 12, 2015

Frances Louise Lucas Nabors, age 93, of Montevallo, died January 12, 2015.She was a member ofSouthside Baptist Church and worked atThompson Elementary. She always put her family first. She was preceded in death byher husband of 60 years, Aaron Jasper Nabors;son, Allen Nabors;daughter-in-law Gloria Mills Nabors;parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lucas;2 brothers; and 6 sisters. She is survived by her...
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James Olen Page

November 18, 1924 - January 10, 2015

On Saturday, January 10, 2015 Jimmy Page (Pappy) went home to his Lord and Savior.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Sallie Page; brother L. B.; sisters, Era Johnson and Verttie McCombs; and ...
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Catherine Louise Easterling

June 3, 1939 - January 9, 2015

Catherine L. Wilson Easterling, age 75 of Montevallo passed away on Friday, January 09, 2015. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy Simmons.She is survived by her sons, Bobby Joe Simmons (Marsha) and Josh Simmons (Tina); daughter, Jamie Simmons; sisters, Anita Ross, Sheryl Tucker, Joyce Colburn, Marie Baker, and Jan Winchell; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces...
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Alna Smith Mathers

August 24, 1911 - January 7, 2015

Alna Smith Mathers, age 103, of Montevallo, died January 7, 2015. She was a member of Grace Christian Church, and enjoyed farming. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, John F. Mathers; parents, Leander and Ollie Smith; and sister, Marion Del Smith. She is survived by her cousin, Mary Louise Lockard; two very special friends, Steve Smith and Debbie Sweat; as well as numerous...
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Albert Lee Pickett

August 18, 1931 - January 5, 2015

Albert Lee Pickett, Sr. “Bro. AL”, age 83 of Pea Ridge, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on January 05, 2015.He was a pastor in the Pea Ridge Community for 30 years and a devoted Mason for over 50 years. Albert served his country proudly in the US Army Airborne Division.He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and three brothers.His surviving relatives include his...
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Jerry Wayne Cox

May 3, 1950 - January 4, 2015

Jerry Wayne Cox, age 64, of Alabaster, AL died at home with his family on January 4, 2015. Jerry was born in Siluria, AL to Austin & Polly Cox. He graduated from Thompson High School in 1968 and served in the Alabama National Guard. He retired as Branch Manager from LANCE after 30 years and from Greenwood Elementary School in McCalla. He served as Deacon at Siluria Baptist Church.He was...
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Donald Ray Beane

January 14, 1946 - December 30, 2014

Don Beane, age 68 of Montevallo, AL went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, JD and Ruth Beane; sister, Elaine Pickett; brothers, Jimmy and Teddy Beane; daughter, Donna Ray Beane.Don is survived by two sons, Stetson and Justin Beane; granddaughter, Makenzie Reece Beane; also numerous friends.Visitation will be held on Monday, January 05, 2015...
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Elbra Lillian Wilstach Plott

February 27, 1986 - December 30, 2014

Elbra Lillian “Lil” Wilstach Plott, 28, has found peace from the mental health issues that tormented her since adolescence. She passed away in her apartment in Birmingham on Dec. 30, 2014, just when it seemed she might be gaining control of her life again.She is survived by her son, Atticus Judd Osborn Plott, Montevallo; her parents, Bill Plott and Nancy Wilstach, Montevallo; her...
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Clyde Mortimer Winslett

March 11, 1922 - December 28, 2014

Clyde Mortimer Winslett, age 92, a lifelong resident of Montevallo, Alabama, died December 28, 2014. He worked for many years for The Coca Cola Bottling Company and retired from Seaman Timber Company. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry throughout his life.He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Henry and Amanda Winslett; brothers Craddock Winslett, John Winslett, Thomas Winslett, and...
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Mary Colleen Hughes

December 30, 1961 - December 27, 2014

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Marvin Brooks

April 7, 1937 - December 27, 2014

Marvin Elmer Brooks, Sr., age 77, of Leeds, AL, died December 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruth Brooks; and son, Kevin Brooks. He is survived by his daughters, Christie Mangleson (Russell), Kim Lyle, Marvine Noble (Troy), Brandy Holland, Terry McCrary (Jeremy); son, Marvin “Nub” Brooks, Jr. (Danielle); sisters, Jimmie Ellen, Novadean, and Polly;...
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Ruby Mae Lambert

July 2, 1925 - December 26, 2014

Ruby Mae Lambert, age 89½, of Helena, died December 26, 2014. She was a member of Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church and loved sewing for her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lambert. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Decker (Vincent); son, Kerry Lambert (Janie); 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Hortz and Louise Graves; and brother,...
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Bobby Fancher

August 18, 1934 - December 24, 2014

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Mamie Madelyn McKinney

December 26, 1927 - December 23, 2014

Madelyn McKinney, age 86, loving wife and mother, went home to be with her Lord on December 23, 2014. She is survived by her devoted husband of 68 years, Robert E. McKinney; her four children, Randy McKinney, Robin (Marie) McKinney, Kay (Jim) Thompson and Donna (Eddy) Quinley; and one sister, Mary Duffner of Fultondale. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.Graveside...
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Charles Lindburgh Harper

January 8, 1928 - December 21, 2014

Charles L. Harper, age 86, died December 21, 2014. Charles was born January 8th, 1928 in Gotebo, Oklahoma to Walter and Bessie Harper and lived his adult life in Bessemer and Calera, Al. He retired from Continental Can Co. His military service was with the First Marine Air Wing, Peiping, China. He was predeceased by his wife, June, his son Randy, his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is...
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Mitchell Charles Edwards

March 16, 1967 - December 18, 2014

Mitchell Charles Edwards, age 47, of Alabaster, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 18, 2014. Mitch was a graduate of Thompson High School and the University of Montevallo. He was a past Chapter President and past Southeast District Chair of the Public Relations Society of America. He was Sr. Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Business Development at High Ground Solutions. Prior to...
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Shirley Faye Daviston

April 7, 1936 - December 17, 2014

Shirley Faye Daviston, age 78, of Brierfield, AL, died December 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Thrasher and Josephine Helton Thrasher. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charlie Daviston of Brierfield; son, Byron Daviston (Delilah) of Montevallo; grandchildren, Byron Keith Daviston, Jr. (Angela) and Michael Ethan Daviston, both of Montevallo; great...
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Robert Howard Gerber

September 24, 1942 - December 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Elizabeth Ann Richardson

October 5, 1950 - December 15, 2014

Ann Richardson, age 64, of Brierfield, AL, passed away on December 15, 2014. She was a friend to all and spent her time volunteering in the community. She was an auxiliary member for the Brierfield Volunteer Fire Department; a past matron of Montevallo Chapter #434 Order of the Eastern Star; and she was a member of Ashby Baptist Church. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Richardson;...
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Janie Marie Davis

March 28, 1945 - December 13, 2014

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Monica Marie Reynolds

August 14, 1944 - December 12, 2014

Monica Marie Reynolds, age 70, of Malbis, Alabama, passed away December 12, 2014. She was a lifelong Catholic and spent most of her life in Flint, Michigan. She retired from General Motors after 30 years.She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Jack Reynolds; and brother, John Henkel. She is survived by her sister, Jolan Comazzotto of Brazil; special niece, Becky Willis (Roger) of...
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Robert Cecil Franklin

August 26, 1924 - December 12, 2014

Robert Cecil Franklin, age 90, of Calera, passed away December 12, 2014. Cecil graduated from Calera High School in 1941, and served in the US Air Force for 3 years during World War II. He retired in 1979 from the US Postal Service. Cecil was a lifelong domino player who very successfully participated for 27 years in the World Championship Domino Tournament in Andalusia, AL.He was preceded in...
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Christopher Brandon Carden

February 17, 1972 - December 4, 2014

Christopher Brandon Carden passed away December 4th 2014 at age 42 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. He is survived by parents W.B. and Kay Carden of Clanton, AL, brothers Keith (Kathy) of Irvington, AL; Kent (Shannon) of Alabaster, AL; nephews Kyle, Kurt, Mason and Morgan, and paternal grandmother, Bertie Carden, of Clanton. He was predeceased by grandparents, Daniel and...
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Daniel Ross Dyer

October 6, 1944 - December 2, 2014

Daniel Ross "Danny" Dyer, age 70, of Montevallo, passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2014. He was a graduate of Bessemer High School. He retired from SouthTrust Bank after 40 years of service, and, most recently, worked for Regions Bank.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Vernon Dyer, Sr. and Helen Burdeshaw Dyer; and brothers, William Vernon “Billy” Dyer,...
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Clifton Devoydt Osburn

October 10, 1942 - November 30, 2014

Osburn, Clifton D., also known as “Cliff” or “Red”, age 72, of Alabaster, formerly of Selma, passed away November 30, 2014 at his home. On November 30, 1961, Cliff & Glenda went on their first date. They were wed on March 20, 1965. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Calera.Cliff is survived by his loving wife for over 49 years, Glenda Jowers Osburn; daughters...
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Jeanette Hays Pickett

May 3, 1927 - November 29, 2014

Jeanette Hays Pickett passed away peacefully at her home in Montevallo on Saturday, November 29, 2014. She was 87 years old.Ms. Pickett was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Nellie Suffridge Hays and her beloved husband of 63 years, Robert L. (Bud). She is survived by her children Terry R. Pickett (Charley), Pamela P. Campbell (Michael), grandchildren Elizabeth Yost Hammer (Elliott...
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James Thomas Hyde

January 15, 1924 - November 27, 2014

James Thomas Hyde “Tommy” age of 90 of Montevallo, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 27, 2014.He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Ona B. Hyde; son, Thomas Hyde; brothers, Lewis Hyde (Martha), Ed Hyde (Judy), and Glenn Hyde; sisters, Frances Clark and Sarah Nelson.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Rockco...
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Hershel Eugene Byrd

March 30, 1939 - November 25, 2014

Hershel Eugene Byrd, age 75, of Jemison, died unexpectedly November 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Nora Lee Byrd; daughter, Elizabeth Darlene Hester; sons, Terry Eugene Byrd (Lisa) and Vincent Todd Parker (Debbie); grandchildren, James Vincent Hester, Devin Byrd, Kevin Byrd, Kimberly Byrd, Makaila Byrd, Noah Byrd, Crystal Robertson, Eric Hogg and Joshua Parker; and one brother, Donald Byrd...
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Toni J. Collins

December 4, 1942 - November 22, 2014

Toni J. Collins, age 71 of Hastings died Saturday, November 22, 2014, following a brief battle with cancer. Toni was born December 4, 1942 in Calera Alabama to Wilford and Jessie Lee (Broadhead) Horton. She was a retired bank manager for Norwest Bank in Hastings. An active Hastings community and church member, Toni was a former Hastings Women’s Club member who held several local and...
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James Lynn Lee

May 17, 1934 - November 22, 2014

James Lynn Lee, age of 80 years old entered into heaven surrounded by his loving family on November 22, 2014. He was a devoted and loving Husband, Daddy, Pappy, Brother and Uncle. Lynn was a life- long resident of Alabaster, Alabama. He served his country honorably in the US Navy then worked for Conner/ SMI Steel for 30 years. He is survived by his Wife of 45 years Mary Butler Lee; Three children...
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Beverley Joyce Kiewel

January 4, 1955 - November 19, 2014

SFC (Ret) Beverley Joyce Broadwater KiewelBorn January 4 1955Died November 19 2014 Beverley was born in Homestead FL, grew up in Marietta, GA, and graduated from Wheeler High School. She earned an Operating Room Technician Certification at Dekalb Technical School in 1974 and a Health Records Certification in 2012. She was on Active Duty with the US Army for over 12 years and in the US Army...
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Flora Goggins Boothe

January 20, 1918 - November 17, 2014

Boothe, Flora Goggins, age 96, of Montevallo, passed away November 17, 2014. She was a member of Dogwood Grove Baptist Church, and she loved her family beyond measure. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Cecil Boothe; sisters, Elsie Vernon (Curtis) of Bay Minette and Louise Lutz (Johnny) of Dogwood; brothers, Floyd Allen (Eloise) of Brantlyville, Willie B. Allen, Jr. (Shirley)...
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Leadie Mae Payne

April 16, 1925 - November 6, 2014

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Durl D. Weathers

September 1, 1938 - October 31, 2014

Durl Weathers, 76, of Brierfield, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his former wife Jane Weathers and his daughter, Jeannette Weathers. He is survived by his son, Michael Weathers (Pam); sisters, Glenda Hughes and Gail Pyron (Ted); brother, Ron Weathers (Georgiana); grandchildren, Bethani Blackmon (Brad), Stefanie Porter, Ashley Weathers and Trevor...
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William Samuel Rasco

May 2, 1953 - October 23, 2014

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Rebecca Jane Simmons

August 13, 1941 - October 21, 2014

Simmons, Rebecca Jane “Becky”, age 73, of Montevallo, passed away October 21, 2014. She was born to Susie and Seamon Pennington in the community of Paremont (Helena), with 17 bothers and 1 sister. She graduated from Thompson High School. She loved fishing, campin, BBQ’ing, gambling and Alabama football. She wasn’t afraid to work outside in construction and worked harder...
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Angelica Marguerite Randall

December 20, 1925 - October 20, 2014

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James Robert Wilkinson

November 27, 1929 - October 20, 2014

James Robert Wilkinson of Montevallo passed away on October 20, 2014 at the age of 85. He was born in Cincinnati, OH on November 27, 1929 to Ellen and Everett Wilkinson. Jim is survived by Sue Wilkinson, the mother of his children Beth and Stephen (Audrey), his brother Ed Wilkinson (Zona), his grandchildren Amanda Perrillioux and Ashley Wilkinson, nieces Dawn Jaffe (Warren) and Holly Burns ...
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Marverine Hamm Holifield

January 6, 1934 - October 18, 2014

Marverine Hamm Holifield went peacefully to the Lord on Oct 18th. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Willie Holifield. She has two sons, Jeff (Geni) and Don and grandchildren, Daniel, Justin, Hannah, and Michael. She also left behind two sisters, Havaline and Veda and a brother Bill. She worked for UPS for 16 years before retiring to her home place and attending Tabernacle Methodist...
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John Richard Branco

June 19, 1959 - October 17, 2014

John Richard Branco, age 55, of Lawley, Alabama, died October 17, 2014. He served in the US Air Force and worked for Brasfield & Gorrie. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Wanda Hathcock; father, Jack Branco of Point Arena, CA; sons, Todd Itson (Patience) of Birmingham, AL and Lane Itson of Pelham, GA; grandchildren, Riley Itson, Lydia Itson and Harrison Itson; and sister, Charlie Branco...
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Dorothy Omega Lucas

March 25, 1930 - October 16, 2014

Lucas, Dorothy Pamplin, age 84, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away October 16, 2014 at home with her family. She was born in Hale County to Edgar Pamplin and Leona Livingston Pamplin. She graduated from Akron High School and then attended the University of Montevallo. She was a member of Metro Church of God. She enjoyed cooking, rebuilding sewing machines and sewing. She was preceded in death by...
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Shirley Jean Abel

October 23, 1936 - October 11, 2014

Shirley Jean Abel age 77 of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Clifton Richards; sister, Barbara Hendrickson; Step-mother, Geraldine Richards.Shirley is survived by her loving husband Tom Abel; son, Scott Abel (Sandra); brother, Gerold Richards; grandson, Brandyn Scott Abel; nephews, Alan K. Hendrickson and Ronald Hendrickson;...
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Robert Logan Rankin

July 19, 1924 - October 10, 2014

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Adlene Parks Jones

November 28, 1929 - October 7, 2014

Adlene Parks Glass Jones of Montevallo, Alabama passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Mrs. Jones was born November 28, 1929 in Bibb County, Alabama. She is survived by her daughter, Doris J. Parker, her son, Albert “Bud” Glass, both of Montevallo, Alabama, three grandchildren, Janet Parker, Jason Glass, and Chad Glass, and two great-grandchildren, Aubree Bodiford and Jayla Glass...
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Edward Eugene Loggins

June 7, 1947 - September 27, 2014

Edward Eugene “Gene” Loggins, 67, of Montevallo, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at VA Hospital of Birmingham. He was a member of Grace Chapel and was employed with Cahaba Pressure Treated in Brierfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Willie May Loggins; and son, Lee Payne.He is survived by his wife, Patsy Lee Loggins; his brothers, Joe Loggins, Neal...
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Kevin Randall Wilson

January 28, 1983 - September 27, 2014

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Rasco Frank Griffin

October 9, 1929 - September 25, 2014

Frank R. Griffin, age 84 of Maylene, Alabama passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his residence. Frank was known for establishing the Fox Valley Apartments. He served his country proudly in the US Army. Also he loved being a very productive person and had a passion for deep sea fishing and red horse fishing.Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Bertie Griffin, and his...
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Billy Roanza Legg

August 19, 1937 - September 25, 2014

Billy R. Legg, aged 77, of Montevallo, AL died on September 25, 2014.He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Linda McGiboney Legg, a brother, Joe Legg, and a sister, Janette Prescott. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Bridges Legg, four step-sons, Joe and Tom (Glenda) Smitherman of Montevallo, Scott (Dedra) Smitherman of Helena, and Clay (Stephanie) Smitherman of Birmingham,...
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