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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 attended 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; brother, Bobby Duncan, and great-granddaughter, Ella Kate Vann. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James M. Perry, Sr.; daughters, Gail Penhale...
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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 of Southside Baptist Church and worked at Thompson Elementary. She always put her family first.She was preceded in death 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

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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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Evelyn Gertrude Burcham

June 29, 1923 - September 22, 2014

Gertrude Roberts Burcham, age 91 of Jemison, Alabama formerly of Calera, Alabama passed away on September 22, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Gertrude was known for her cooking and sewing.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph F. Burcham of 22 years and William H. Roberts of 49 years; daughter, Sherry Rice; son, Kencaid Roberts.Gertrude is...
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Hubert Hilton Shirey

August 13, 1927 - September 21, 2014

Hubert Hilton Shirey, Sr., age 87, of Calera, AL, passed away September 21, 2014. He was a member of South Shelby Baptist Church. He loved his children, travelling and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merida & Myrtie Shirey; and sister, Fay Shirey Banks. He is survived by his wife or 67 years, Pauline “Polly” Trice Shirey; daughters, Deborah Jean Shirey of...
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Billy Joe Eloff

July 24, 1935 - September 20, 2014

Billy Joe Eloff, age 79, of Montevallo, Alabama died September 20, 2014. He worked for years at ABC Rail. He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Joe Eloff, Jr.; and sister, Essie Brownlee. He is survived by his son, Stephen Eloff (Tammy) of Eddings Town; daughter, Leanne Davis (Jody) of Pea Ridge; grandchildren, Sarah Ann Horton-Eloff, Bobby Mullins, Rebecca Ray, Jared Lawley, Brittany Lawley...
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David Lloyd Miller

January 9, 1948 - September 15, 2014

David Lloyd Miller, 66 (Pelham, AL) passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Sept.15, 2014 following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Laurita Mullins Miller (Pelham), son David “Dutch” Miller, Jr. (Pelham), daughter Sarah Leah Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio). He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. And Mrs. Lloyd Miller (Brownstown, IL), paternal...
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Ray Eugene Lancaster

August 1, 1934 - September 14, 2014

Lancaster, Sr., Ray Eugene “Gator”, age 80, of Ashville, AL, originally of Brierfield, AL, died September 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Lancaster; and parents, Lomer and Ethel Lancaster. He is survived by his wife, Joan Lancaster; daughters, Janice Hoffman (Joe) of GA and Jean Shields of GA; sons, Butch Lancaster (Lori) of Jemison, AL and Roger Shimel of...
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Jewel Ray Winslett

May 4, 1937 - September 13, 2014

Jewel Ray Winslett, age 77, of Montevallo passed away at his home on September 13, 2014. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Jessie Winslett; and his brothers, Leroy and Jimmy Winslett. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bobbie Dee Winslett; his daughter, Ranay Lucas; his son, Greg Winslett. He is also survived by his sister “Sister” Hyde and his brother, Billy...
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Mary Nell Nettles

October 1, 1934 - September 13, 2014

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Gracie Elizabeth Nelson

September 3, 1935 - September 9, 2014

Gracie Elizabeth “Lucy” Nelson, of Helena, passed away September 9, 2014. She loved animals and never turned her back on a stray. She had a pet rooster, Hot Shot, and pet hen, Peaches, that lived with her for many years along with many cats, several dogs, a pet squirrel, and several birds. Her granddaughter was the apple of her eye, and she was overjoyed when her great-grandson was...
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Mary Elizabeth Williams

October 18, 1925 - September 7, 2014

Mary E. Williams, age 88, of Montevallo, AL passed away September 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, George Burt; and mother, Clara C. Burt. Ms. Williams is survived by three daughters, Jean Murray of Montevallo, Kay W. Lightsey (Bobby) of Centreville, and Teresa W. Carter (Jerry) of Calera; two sons, Loyd Williams of Brierfield and David E. Williams of Brierfield; ten...
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Marlon Wade Anderson

September 12, 1958 - September 2, 2014

Marlon Wade Anderson passed away September 2, 2014 at the age of 55. Born September 12, 1958, Wade, as he was known by friends, was raised in Calera, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his father, William Sanford Anderson. He is survived by his mother, Mary S. Mitchell of Calera, Alabama, son, Zachery Anderson (Amy) of Helena, Alabama, and Brother, Randy Anderson of Calera, Alabama, as well as a...
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Nina Bearden

July 22, 1941 - August 31, 2014

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Gaylo Gene Nix

October 16, 1944 - August 30, 2014

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Margaret O. Lewis

October 16, 1925 - August 27, 2014

Margaret O’Neal Lewis, age 88, was born October 16, 1925 in Bibb County, Alabama and died August 27, 2014 at Caretel Inn in Linden, Michigan, in the care of Garland and Residential Hospice. She graduated from West Blocton High School in 1945 and married Keith R. Lewis, Corporal-US Marine Corps, on August 5, 1950. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith R. Lewis of Brierfield, AL;...
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Kenneth Devane Strickland

December 29, 1960 - August 27, 2014

Strickland, Kenneth Devane, age 53, of Alabaster, AL passed away unexpectedly on August 27, 2014. He was born in Selma, AL and graduated from Pelham High School. Ken was a US Navy veteran and worked for Southern Directional. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Devane Strickland and Eleanor Ruth Amason; and his father-in-law, Royce Nash. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tammy...
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Klarien Day Birchfield

March 29, 1937 - August 26, 2014

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Bartie John Carlee

January 8, 1948 - August 23, 2014

Bartie John Carlee, age 66, of Montevallo, died August 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Carlee and Clarice Pickett Carlee; and his brother, Lonnie Carlee of Montevallo. He is survived by his son, James Lee “Boogie” Carlee; siblings, James Carlee (Nancy) of Pea Ridge, Alabama, Calvin Carlee (Jenny) of Montevallo, Alabama, Jessie Carlee Adams (John) of Montevallo,...
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Robert Eugene Hawkins

June 21, 1934 - August 19, 2014

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Lorene Pickett Roman

November 9, 1921 - August 17, 2014

Lorene Pickett Roman, age 92, of Pea Ridge, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was a long time member of Antioch Baptist Church, and of the Pea Ridge Senior Club. She loved caring for others and working in her beautiful flower garden.Mrs. Roman was preceded in death by Husband, Otto H. Roman; Parents, Young and Ola Mae Pickett; 4 Siblings, Roy C. Pickett, Walter C. Pickett, Jack Pickett,...
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Barbara Ann Carlee

October 2, 1941 - August 12, 2014

Carlee, Barbara Ann, age, 72, of Lawley, Alabama passed away August 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son, Matthew Alton Carlee; daughter, Rebecca Leah Hubbard; grandson, Jeffrey Wade Carlee, Jr.; brothers, Floyd Lee Scott and Buddy Scott; and sister, Marie Scott Roop. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Carlee; son, Jeffrey Wade Carlee (Donna); daughter, Cynthia Carlee; grandchildren,...
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Clinton Kavanagh Ball

June 25, 1943 - August 11, 2014

Ball, Clinton Kavanagh, age 71, of Albertville, Alabama, died August 11, 2014. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Montgomery. He is survived by Ann S. Ball; sons, Michael Dean Ball and Jonathan William Ball; grandchildren, Christian Ball, Hailey Ball and Logan Ball; and sisters, Linda B. May, Sherry F. Smith and Susie C. Resnor.His funeral service will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014...
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Alice Claudine Keel

April 2, 1927 - August 6, 2014

Keel, Alice Claudine, of Alabaster, AL., returned home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Claudine was born on April 2, 1927, in Dumas, Arkansas to her parents, Claude and Oma Wilkes.Claudine spent the majority of her life in Birmingham, Alabama with her now deceased husband, Ronnie Keel, who worked for 35 years with United States Steel. They then retired to the Gulf Coast,...
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Jack Thomas Horton

January 15, 1932 - August 4, 2014

Horton, Jack Thomas age 82 of Birmingham, AL passed away on Monday, August 04, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bette Horton, four brothers, and two sisters. Mr. Horton served his country proudly in the US Navy by being involved in the Korean Conflict. He was in the sales department for US Steel for almost thirty-two years when he retired.He is survived by his loving wife,...
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Betty Sue Hamrick

March 10, 1940 - August 1, 2014

Betty Payne Hamrick, age 74, of Alabaster, Alabama, entered into rest August 1, 2014. She enjoyed traveling, Facebook, and being with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Eddie Payne; grandson, Kenny Lee Payne II; parents, William and Flossie Motes; and brothers, Perry Motes and Earl Motes. She is survived by her children, Kenny Payne (Terri), Sylvia Payne (Gail) and Shane...
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Gary Ray Kendrick

June 7, 1936 - August 1, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and pastor, Gary Ray Kendrick of Calera, Alabama, went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2014. He was also known as Pete, Brother Gary, and Lala.Gary graduated from Woodlawn High School, Howard (Samford) University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Gary was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He served as pastor of 6 churches in...
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Ara Ann McCartha

June 28, 1938 - July 31, 2014

Ann McCartha, age 76, of Pelham, Alabama, passed away on July 31, 2014. Ann was born in Montgomery, Alabama on June 28, 1938. As the eldest sibling, she was a role model for younger brother, Kenny. Ann attended Luverne High School, where she was Homecoming Queen. She married the love of her life, Julius McCartha, in 1953 and remained devoted to him until her death. Throughout her life, she was...
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Robert Albartus Dennis

November 26, 1925 - July 20, 2014

Robert A. DennisTUSCALOOSA | Robert A. Dennis, age 88, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died on July 20, 2014, at Hospice of West Alabama. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Montevallo Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala. with Reverend Kathy Reed officiating and Rockco Funeral Home Montevallo directing.A Service of Resurrection will be held at The Westervelt-Warner...
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William Anthony Wolfe

September 27, 1955 - July 19, 2014

September 27, 1955 – July 19, 2014 William “Anthony” Wolfe 58 of Centreville passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Anthony is survived by his wife (Debbie), son (Brian), daughter (Leslie), 2 granddaughters (Silver & Elizabeth), and grandson (James). Anthony owned Wolfe Construction for the last 25 years and built numerous homes in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa area. ...
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Maggie Ellen Harrington

March 23, 1926 - July 10, 2014

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Laura Ann Boothe

December 28, 1967 - July 6, 2014

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Michael Earl Snipes

April 23, 1954 - July 6, 2014

Michael Earl Snipes, age 60, of Jemison, passed away July 6, 2014. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator at Vulcan Materials for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Lillian Snipes, nephew, Justin Aaron Snipes and great-niece, Daisy Ann Stano. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Ray Snipes; daughters, Tanya Michelle Tolbert (Kelvin) of Jemison, AL and Misty Nichole...
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Jimmie Lee Helton

October 24, 1935 - July 5, 2014

Jimmie Lee Helton age 78 of Randolph, AL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, AL. Jimmie retired from the Army after 22 years of service. In his military career he served in Korea, Vietnam and three tours in Germany. He loved his country very much and was a highly decorated officer. Mr. Helton volunteered his time performing various mission works at Oneida...
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Annie Woolley McBurnett

February 18, 1940 - July 2, 2014

Mrs. Annie McBurnett of Vance Alabama passed away on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014. She is survived by her husband, Jack McBurnett; son Jay (Kelly) McBurnett; Sister, Dorothy Nell Carter; Grandsons Ty and Reid McBurnett; special friends Pat and Ike Gamble and Annette Anderson. Mrs. McBurnett was preceded in death by her son, Todd McBurnett; sister, Betty Jo Wooley; Parents, Watson and Beatrice Wooley....
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Aaron Junior Scurlock

July 11, 1938 - June 26, 2014

Aaron Junior Scurlock, age 75, of Helena, Alabama passed away June 26, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Lyndal Elizabeth Scurlock; seven children, Tammy Whitman and her husband Mark, William Scurlock, Willis Scurlock, Lisa Isbell and her husband David, Vickey Stagner, April Berry and her husband Blake, and Dee Dee Lyle and her husband Glen; twenty-two grandchildren, Tarina McWhorter and her...
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Mary Ella Stephens

September 9, 1928 - June 22, 2014

Mary Ella Stephens, age 85, went to Heaven on Sun. June 22. She is survived by her husband, Richard P. Stephens, daughter, Charline Summers (Butch), sons Richard Allen Stephens (Debra), and Tim Stephens. Grandchildren: Jason Stephens, Josh Stephens (Christine), Leslie Kramer (Chuck), Jonathan Summers (Lauren), Johanna Auterson (John), Jeff Stephens (Ashley); and 14 greatgrand children. A...
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Charles Franklin Fletcher

October 31, 1949 - June 21, 2014

Charles Franklin (Frankie) Fletcher, age 64, of Brierfield, Alabama, passed away on June 21, 2014. He was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben & Elizabeth Fletcher; brothers Terry Fletcher, Jimmy Fletcher and Thomas Fletcher. He is survived by his wife of 18 years Naveline Fletcher; son, Ben (Heather) Fletcher; Daughters, Beth Webb, Linette (AJ)...
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Jo Ann Thompson

March 12, 1943 - June 18, 2014

Jo Ann Thompson, age 71, of Pea Ridge, Alabama, passed away in the arms of her loved ones on June 18, 2014. She attended Thompson High School and was a mail carrier for 29 years. She was a member of Christian Mission Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Laoma Cardwell; daughter-in-law, Kristin Thompson; and her brother, James Allen Cardwell, Jr. She is survived by her...
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Manenon Amos Brasher

April 30, 1944 - June 17, 2014

Rev. Buddy Brasher age 70 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Alabaster. Rev. Brasher loved his Lord and was an Evangelist for many years. Buddy worked as a tree surgeon for many years as well.He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Mrs. Geneva Brasher; sons, Manenon Brasher (Diane) and Victor Brasher (Adrienne); daughter, Darlene Brasher; brother, Calvin Brasher;...
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Ellis Samuel Hughes

March 27, 1929 - June 17, 2014

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

August 7, 1932 - June 16, 2014

Julia Ann Rasberry, age 81, of Calera, Alabama passed away June 16, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Larimer (David) of Jemison, Alabama, Ann Sanders (Jackie) of Calera, Alabama, and Edith Blair of Jemison, Alabama; her son, Bobby Davis; sister, Rebecca White of Calera, Alabama; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.Her funeral service will be...
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Billie Ann Splawn

September 17, 1936 - June 5, 2014

Billie Ann Splawn, 77, of the Six Mile community in Bibb County, journeyed to her heavenly home, in the early morning hours of June 5, 2014. She was reared near Pell City, on her family's farm, a portion of which later became a portion of Logan Martin Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Velma Lee, son Steven Lee Splawn, and siblings, Bob Lee, Marie Lee Hunter and...
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Debra Kay Peters

March 22, 1960 - May 27, 2014

Debra Kay Peters, age 54, originally of Bessemer, Alabama, passed away May 27, 2014.She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Jerome Peters; father, Eugene Bruce Vicars; mother, Annie Mae Evans Vicars; brother, Jimmy Vicars; and granddaughter, Kayleigh Elizabeth Sue Chassereau.She is survived by her daughters, Samantha Husley, Leslie Bailey, Vickie Shurum (Jessie), Angela Chassereau,...
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Barbara Ann Hedgepath

March 13, 1937 - May 25, 2014

Barbara Ann “Bobby” Hedgepath, age 77, passed away on May 25, 2014 at her residence in Billingsley, AL. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Hedgepath of Montevallo, and Sheena Hedgepath (Jonathan) Hayes, of Billingsley, and her brother Billy Ray Compton of Montevallo. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.Mrs. Hedgepath was preceded in death by her...
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Harold Wayne Broadhead

August 24, 1929 - May 25, 2014

Harold Wayne Broadhead age, 84 of Clanton, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2014 at his home. Wayne enjoyed fishing, Alabama Football, Braves Baseball, and grocery shopping. He was preceded in death by parents, Mack and Pearl Messer Billingsley Broadhead; great-granddaughter, Ashton Bullard.His surviving relatives include loving wife of 57 years Leta Strickland Broadhead;...
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Bonnie Janeil Weaver

June 19, 1951 - May 21, 2014

Bonnie Janeil Weaver age, 62 of Helena, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2014 in Alabaster. Her surviving relatives include loving husband Michael F. Weaver; mother, Leadie Mae Payne; daughters, Kimela Janeil Wendt and Julia Michelle Weaver; granddaughter, Maia Victoria Wendt; niece, Kimberly Payne. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 1 until 2PM in Rockco...
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Carol Dean Jones

June 30, 1948 - May 20, 2014

Jones, Carol Dean, age 65, of Montevallo, Alabama passed away May 20, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Jones, Jr. of Montevallo; daughter, Lori Blair (Edward) of Calera; granddaughter, Faith Blair of Calera; sisters, Thelma Littleton and Judy Easterling (Jim) of Clanton; brothers, L. Tom “Jip” Minor of Clanton and Lamar Minor (Charlotte) of Brierfield. She was preceded in...
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