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Gloria Horn

June 16, 1926 - February 13, 2016

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Ann C. Bearden

February 4, 1928 - February 13, 2016

Ann C. Bearden, of Montevallo passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in Alabaster. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Ryan Bearden.Ann is survived by her two sons, Ray Bearden and Danny Bearden (Sandi); four grandchildren, Rachel McRee, Eric Bearden, Adam Bearden, and Keith Bearden; two great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in...
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Doris Carroll Ferguson

August 21, 1930 - February 11, 2016

Doris Carroll Coffey Ferguson, age 85 of Birmingham passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Doris was a member of The Branch at Mission Hills Church in Alabaster.Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Billy Mack Ferguson. She is survived by her son, Ralph Ferguson (Penny) of Woodstock, GA; daughter, Anne Ferguson Stansell (Garland) of Birmingham, AL; one sister, Pauline...
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George Edward Moreland

December 20, 1942 - February 6, 2016

Curley Moreland, age 73, of Brierfield, died at home with family by his side. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Moreland; father, J. Reid Moreland; mother, Edna L. Moreland; sister, Wanda McGraw; brothers, John and Bobby Moreland; and grandson, Justin Gillen. He is survived by his wife, Marie Price Moreland; sons, Robby Griffin (Missy) and Rodney Griffin (Shenan), both of Ga.;...
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Nelda Malone Lowery

July 12, 1942 - February 4, 2016

On Thursday, Feb. 4th, Nelda Malone Lowery of Calera, age 73, went to be with her heavenly Father. The funeral service was held Saturday Feb. 6th at 11 a.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home and the burial followed at Shelby Memory Garden.Ms. Lowery is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lowery. She is survived by her children, Jeff Stewart (Vicki) and Don Lowery. Grandchildren: Dalton and...
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Woodrow Polk

February 18, 1923 - January 31, 2016

Woodrow "Pop" Polk, age 92 of Pea Ridge, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on Sunday January 31, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. He loved his wife of 72 years for whom he cared for, and served his country in the Navy. Hunting, fishing, and most of all working in the yard.He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lillie Polk; brothers Arlie and James Polk ...
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Sharron Juanitta Kines

June 12, 1949 - January 30, 2016

Sweet Sharron went home to be with her heavenly Father January 30, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents Glyn and Marjorie Caffee; her sister, Loretta Davis; her daughter, Glynis Raymond and her nephew, Jason Caffee. She survived by her son Russel (Lisa) Raymond, and her brothers Roger (Karen) Caffee, Allen Caffee and Jerry (Michelle) Caffee; sister Alease (Gary) Van Hauen; grandchildren...
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Brian Keith Maness

July 16, 1963 - January 23, 2016

Brian Keith Maness, age 52, of Montevallo, died January 23, 2016 after a difficult battle with cancer. He was quite a man of integrity and had very strong philosophies. He stood firm on the belief of "Live free or die." He always told you the truth whether you wanted to hear it or not. Every conversation would lead to talking about the Bible, history and his passion for truth. He loved to play...
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Kathryn Lois Lawley

March 11, 1932 - January 19, 2016

Kathryn Lois Lawley, age 83, of Montevallo, passed away January 19, 2016. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Montevallo. She is survived by her son, Anthony "Andy" White (Alicia) of Alabaster and sister, Margaret Rogers of Abernant.Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). Visitation will begin at 10:00...
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Helen Harrell

May 3, 1933 - January 17, 2016

Helen Harrell, age 82 of Montevallo went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Aldrich Baptist Church. Helen loved Jesus and she wanted all her family to love him too. She was preceded in death by her son, Danny Harrell.Helen’s surviving relatives are her husband of 65 years Dan Harrell; daughters, Tithie Hall (Allen) and Marie Segers (Leon);...
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Terry Gene Palmer

July 22, 1949 - January 16, 2016

Rev. Terry Gene Palmer, age 66, passed away at VA Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 16.Terry served in the U.S Navy during Vietnam but his greatest service came serving his Lord through pastoring several churches in central Alabama. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.Terry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda Mims Palmer; daughter Elaine Palmer Sparks (Mark) and son...
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Brice Herald Brackin

March 1, 1945 - January 11, 2016

Dr. Brice Herald Brackin, age 70, of Alabaster, AL passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster, AL.He was preceded in death by his parents, Prince Herald and Mattie Irene Brackin. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lou Brackin of Alabaster, AL; two children, Freddie Brackin (Jamie) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Mirel Gill (Mark) of Brandon, MS; two brothers, Paul...
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G. E. Hatcher

April 20, 1935 - January 11, 2016

G. E. “Gene” Hatcher, 80 years of age, of Alabaster, passed away Jan. 11, 2016 after months of health issues. He is survived by his wife, Reba Applin Hatcher; sons, Charles R. “Pop” (Robin) and Randy Hatcher (Christy); daughters, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Hatcher, Ruby “Bit” Hatcher, Theresa “Squeaky” Gossett, and Barbara Kay Hatcher; brothers,...
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Lois Alberta Tingle

April 28, 1926 - January 5, 2016

Lois Alberta Trelikes Tingle, of Pea Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home on January 5th, 2016. She was 89 years old. She was preceded in death in 2009 by her husband of 66 years, Chelsie Tumey ‘C.T.’ Tingle.She leaves behind six children, Shirley (Thomas) Taff, Barbara Hyde, Richard (Lupe) Tingle, Wanda (Bob) Speight, Tim (Nanette) Tingle, and Susan Hatcher. She had 21...
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Reese Lewis Woolley

February 16, 1936 - January 2, 2016

Reese L. Woolley, Jr., passed away on January 2, 2016 at the age of 79.Throughout his life, Reese was a dedicated and loving husband, father, granddad, brother, uncle, and friend. Mr. Woolley was a member of Bluff Park United Methodist Church, Hoover, AL and attended First United Methodist Church, Clanton, AL.He was preceded in death by his father, Reese L. Woolley, Sr.; mother, Azalea Worley...
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James Ruffus Alexander

June 6, 1939 - December 31, 2015

James "Bud" Alexander of Wilton passed away December 31, 2015 at the age of 76. “Bud” retired from Kimberly Clark after 33 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Alexander. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie Mims Alexander; sisters Barbara Williams and Carol Underwood; brother-in-law Troy Mims (Nan); sister-in-law...
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Mary Elizabeth Fulgham Wilson Whited

October 6, 1946 - December 31, 2015

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Fulgham Wilson Whited, age 69, of Brierfield, passed away December 31, 2015. She went to Six Mile Elementary School and Bibb County High School. She loved her family and her dog, Belle. She was kind hearted and generous to a fault, and she will be missed terribly.She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy H. Wilson; parents, Elsie & Frank Fulgham; brother...
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Mary Frances Hall

November 28, 1937 - December 28, 2015

Mary Frances Elizabeth “Mitzi” Hall, of Randolph, was 78 years old at the time of her death. She went home to heaven on December 28, 2015. Mom was at home and died of natural causes. Mitzi was born on November 28, 1937. Her father was Web Nicholas Lanier and her mother was Netty Frances Elizabeth Morrison. She had 2 brothers, both deceased, Bill and George Lanier, as well as two...
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George Joseph Smith

December 30, 1929 - December 25, 2015

George Joseph Smith, age 85, of Pelham, died Dec. 25, 2015. He was born in Salamanca, NY and served in the US Navy from Nov. 1945-Oct. 1952 as Personnelman on the USS Meredith. He graduated with an Art Degree in 1956 from Buffalo State University of New York and taught for 20 years in Glens Falls, NY. He is survived by his wife, Marie R. Smith; children, Patrick Smith (Christy), Carol Smith and...
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Ruth Cave Robertson

December 10, 1945 - December 23, 2015

Ruth Cave Robertson, who was a champion for students and a quiet but unwavering force in the lives of countless others in the community, died at her home in Montevallo on Wednesday, Dec 23, after a long illness. She was 70. Mrs. Robertson was a counselor for many years at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Ala., before that at Montevallo Elementary School and Montevallo Middle School. At all...
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Roy W. Hicks

February 25, 1970 - December 23, 2015

Roy W. Hicks born February 25, 1970 of Calera went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 23, 2015 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. Roy is survived by his wife of 16 years Joy Kane Hicks, his son Ethan Hicks, his father and mother Jerry (Eddie) and Cathy Hagood of Jemison, his brother and sister in-law Jerry and Melissa Hagood and their children Emily, Logan, and...
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Ronnie Edwin Gambill

May 6, 1938 - December 21, 2015

Ronnie Edwin Gambill, Sr., age 77, of Alabaster, AL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 21, 2015. He leaves behind his loving wife, June Gambill, 5 children- Eddie Gambill, Jr. (Diane), Mark Gambill (Emily), Susan Grifenhagen (Ed), Jennifer Carter (Bobby) and Summer Cherry (Daniel). He is also survived by a brother, William Lee Gambill, and a sister, Mary Elizabeth...
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Rachel V. Tate

January 13, 1940 - December 19, 2015

January 13, 1940 - December 19, 2015 Rachel V Tate passed away at the age of 75 at Shelby Baptist Hospital. Born in Whigham, Ga, she was a daughter of the late Joel Peacock Curry and Laura Fairbanks Curry. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was retired from Central State Bank after 30 years of service. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time...
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Paul Monroe Hawkins

September 30, 1932 - December 18, 2015

Paul Monroe Hawkins was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who loved the Lord. He passed away on December 18, 2015, at the age of 83, to be with his heavenly Father, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Paul was born on September 30, 1932 in Haleyville, AL, to parents Arthur Allen Hawkins and Ella Kate Burns. After finishing high school, he went to work at the Siluria Cotton Mill as...
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William Dallas Murray

October 1, 1946 - December 17, 2015

William (Bubba) Dallas MurrayShelby, Alabama Bill Murray. Age 69, of Shelby, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17.Mr. Murray was a resident of Shelby, Alabama. He was a member of the National Guard Reserve.Mr. Murray was preceded in death by his parents, William Baxter Murray and Lela Junice Murray; daughter, Rhonda Murray Williamson; son- in- law, Reggie Anderson.He is survived by...
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Ina Maxine Zupko

May 9, 1935 - December 17, 2015

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Bessie Arminta McAlister

December 3, 1939 - December 15, 2015

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Anthony Mark Naro

June 3, 1930 - December 15, 2015

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Martha Lockhart

June 28, 1939 - December 14, 2015

Martha Jane Lockhart, age 76, of Montevallo, passed away on December 14, 2015. Martha was born and raised in Altoona in Blount County, and graduated from Susan Moore High School. She retired as a billing clerk in the freight line business from Yellow Freight Line and Campbell 66. She was an active member of Calera Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Lockhart; father,...
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Bro. Pat Edwin Minshew

September 2, 1921 - December 12, 2015

Bro. Pat Edwin Minshew, age 94, of Montevallo, went to be with the Lord on December 12, 2015. In his younger years, he was a pitcher known for his left-handed knuckleball for Thompson High School and in the Minor League in Tallassee, Alabama. Following that, he went to work in the coal mines and served in the US Marine Corps during WWII at Marshall Island. He was called to serve the Lord and...
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Earl C. Phillips

February 11, 1926 - December 9, 2015

Mr. Earl C. Phillips, “Cotton”, passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the veterans home in Alexander City where he called home for two years. Cotton was a WWII Army Veteran. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jean Pickett, and wife, Helen Boothe Phillips. Cotton is survived by two daughters: Carole Thompson (Gary), and Dottie Whitley (Ronny). Visitation for Mr....
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Hiram C. Hooten

April 1, 1939 - December 7, 2015

Hiram C. “Buddy” Hooten, age 76, of Alabaster, died Dec. 7, 2015. Buddy was a retired iron worker and loved to fish. He was a one of a kind, and cannot be replaced.He was preceded in death by his parents, Orin Hooten and Margaret Hodges. Buddy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Linda Hooten; children, Randy Hooten (Robin), Jay Hooten (Melinda), Susan Griffin (Alan), Mark Hooten...
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Gerald Ross Davis

December 22, 1941 - December 6, 2015

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Milan Ray Lowery

June 3, 1950 - December 4, 2015

Milan Ray Lowery, age 65, of Alabaster, Alabama died December 4, 2015 at his home.Milan was born June 3, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a University of Alabama graduate and served in the US Army, from which he was honorable discharged with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Milan worked as an accountant for SONAT for 26 years, followed by most recently working for the Birmingham Housing Authority...
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Larry Richard Rollan, Sr.

August 16, 1951 - December 4, 2015

Larry Richard Rollan Sr. “Chief Rollan” age 64 of Alabaster/Helena passed away on December 4, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Rollan and Hazel Duncan Wallace of Alabaster, his sister, Patricia Davis and brother, H. Ray Rollan also of Alabaster. He is survived by his wife 40 years, Elaine S Rollan and sons, Larry Richard Rollan Jr. (Kym),David Rollan, and Chris...
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Leathie Elizabeth Holsomback

July 27, 1935 - November 27, 2015

Leathie Elizabeth Holsomback, age 80, of Marvel, AL, passed away November 27, 2015. Elizabeth was a member of Marvel Baptist Church and she worked in the cafeteria as a cook for West Blocton Elementary School for over 30 years. She was an outdoor person and she enjoyed life.She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Alfred Ray Holsomback; and her granddaughter, Ali Holsomback. She is...
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Vance McBride

February 6, 1927 - November 27, 2015

John Vance McBride (Vance), 88, died Friday, November 27, at home in Vestavia Hills following a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Rebecca (Becky) Yancey McBride; his five children, Becky Ferguson (Scott), Debbie Mathews (Larry), Johnny McBride (Betsy), Lee McBride and Amy Ward (Wes); his grandchildren, Jonathon Snow (Rachel), Erin Yarborough (Will), AJ Powell (Amanda), Yancey...
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Nina Warren Edwards

October 7, 1940 - November 26, 2015

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Marie Samsal Fancher

April 12, 1917 - November 23, 2015

Fancher, Marie Samsal, age 98, died November 23, 2015. She was born April 12, 1917 in West Blocton in Bibb County. She was a long-time resident of Montevallo and a member of First United Methodist Church of Montevallo.She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Fancher, Sr.; and parents, John and Jennett Samsal. She is survived by her son, Thomas M. Fancher, Jr.(Doris); three...
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Phil Howard White

September 25, 1946 - November 23, 2015

Phil H. White, age 69, of Moody, AL, passed away November 23, 2015. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from One Stop Environmental. Phil is survived by his wife of 7 years, Sissy White; daughters, Renea Blackerby (Jeff) of Wilsonville and Charlotte Lake (Rick) of Lincoln; stepdaughter, Leslie Watts (Ivy) of Livingston, LA; grandchildren, Katherine Stephens, Ashlyn Blackerby,...
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Cynthia Marie Ford

November 20, 1954 - November 23, 2015

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James Morgan Bloodworth

November 30, 1922 - November 22, 2015

James M Bloodworth, 92, died peacefully at his home in Trussville, AL on Nov 22, 2015. He was born in Decatur, AL on Nov 22, 1922. He served in WWII as a 2nd class Radio Operator on several different Liberty ships from 1943- 1945. He was employed by AT&T for 37 years, retiring in 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years,...
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James Morgan Bloodworth

November 30, 1922 - November 22, 2015

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Carl Barnett

April 15, 1932 - November 20, 2015

Mr. Carl Sedford Barnett, age 83 of Helena, Alabama passed away on November 20th 2015. He is survived by his wife, Mariza Barnett; daughters, Carla (James) Lumpkin, Connie (Rusty) Fox, Cindy Askew and Cathy Kidd; niece, Lisa Smith; eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Graveside services will be held in Helena City Cemetery at 2 pm on Sunday, November 22nd 2015 with Brother Kenneth...
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Rickey Joe Jenkins

August 15, 1953 - November 19, 2015

Jenkins, Rickey Joe, age 62, of Tuscaloosa, AL, died Nov. 19, 2015. Rickey was a US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. His motto was: “I was born to serve; not to be served.”He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Martha Jenkins. He is survived by his daughter, Rikki “Nikki” Hamilton (Alexis) of Vance; grandchildren, Ricky Hamilton and Nicholas Hamilton; and...
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John Wilbur Kish

August 29, 1966 - November 16, 2015

Kish, John W., age 49 of Centreville, Alabama, died unexpectedly on November 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Kish; and brother, Randall Kish. He is survived by his mother, Lola Moody; daughter, Hayley Kish Splawn; sisters, Kathy Hamilton and Loretta Acker; and grandchildren, Alana Splawn and Steven Splawn.His funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 2...
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Eddie Leon Ruddick

January 29, 1929 - November 13, 2015

Dr. Eddie Leon Ruddick, 86, died peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2015 at his family home inStanton, Alabama.Eddie was born January 29, 1929 in Alabama where he attended Maplesville High School. Fromthere he attended Auburn University and graduated in 1949. Feeling the calling of God at ayoung age, Ed attended and graduated New Orleans Baptist Theology Seminary in 1954. Heleft the school with...
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Ila Ree Treadwell

October 6, 1925 - November 12, 2015

Treadwell, Ila R. age 90, a resident of Hatley Health Care, formerly of Montevallo, died November 12, 2015. She is survived by her daughters, JoAnne Page (David) of Albany, GA and Tricia Podolosky (Don) of Jupiter, FL; granddaughter, Melissa Christy (Ted); great-grandchildren, Austin Christy, Anthony Christy and Parker Wells; and sisters, Janette Marcus of Clanton, AL and Lila Greene of Fruitland...
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Bessie Mae Milstead

October 8, 1916 - November 11, 2015

Milstead, Bessie Mae Argo, age 99, of Montevallo, AL died November 11, 2015. Bessie was a member of Calera Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Milstead; son, Doug Milstead and son-in-law, Bonnie Adams. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Adams of Ashville; daughter-in-law, Magdalene Milstead of Montgomery; sons, Wayne Milstead (Mary Ann) of Calera and Ronnie...
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Sarah Elizabeth Helms

December 6, 1993 - November 8, 2015

Sarah Elizabeth Helms, age 21 of Calera, Alabama went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 08, 2015. She is survived by her loving parents, Clifford and Debra Helms; daughter, Jorden; sister, Jessica Helms; brother, Stephen Stewart; grandparents, Kenneth and Ruby Helms, Rev. Bill and Norma Alexander; numerous other family and friends.Sarah’s visitation will be held on Thursday,...
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Edward Richard Ruemmler

March 3, 1956 - October 23, 2015

Edward Richard Ruemmler, age 59 of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at his home. Edward was born on March, 3, 1956 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff Sr. and Carrie Ruemmler; brother, James Ruemmler.His surviving relatives include his loving wife Betty Ruemmler; Stepsons, Micheal and Joseph Steaphens all of Montevallo; brother,...
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Mattie Sue Dawson

October 28, 1913 - October 18, 2015

A resident of Montevallo, Al. and the daughter of Manley and Maude Dawson. She attended Gorgas HS and graduated from the Univ. of Al. She received a master’s degree from Iowa State Univ. She worked in education for 41 years, first as a teacher and then for the state as District Supervisor of Home Economics in Northwest Al.She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Montevallo and...
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Janice R. Thompson Brannon

September 24, 1962 - October 16, 2015

Janice R. Thompson Brannon, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.Janice was born Sept. 24, 1962 to parents, Richard and Burnis Allen Thompson.She had worked at Dewberry Printing and State Farm Ins. Co. until she became disabled.She leaves behind her parents; step-father, John R. Smith; brother, Michael Thompson of Michigan; step-brothers, Dean Griffith (Dolly) of Michigan and Tom...
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Elizabeth Ann Mahler

November 18, 1923 - October 14, 2015

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Scotty Darrell Brantley

March 3, 1978 - October 9, 2015

Scotty Darrell Brantley, 37, died unexpectedly on October 9, 2015.Scotty is survived by his father, Wayne Brantley of Montevallo; his wife, Melissa Maney Brantley of Alabaster; daughter, Marissa Nicole Brantley of Calera; step-daughters, Savannah Rainier, Madelyn Rainier and Presley Carroll of Alabaster; his brother, Destry Brantley and sister-in-law, Heather Brantley, and nephew, Fletcher...
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Annie Bell Ammons

June 4, 1930 - October 6, 2015

Annie Bell Howton Ammons, left this world on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 to reunite with her parents, Marvin Lee Howton and O'Dessa Wise Howton. She is survived by her children, Margaret McCain, Lucy Brown, Louis Ammons, Rena Davis and Julie Horton; her sisters, Mary Buckalew and Sue Garner; her brothers, Lee Roy and Louis Howton; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great...
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Ronald Eugene Cox

June 12, 1993 - October 1, 2015

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Teddy Wayne Gentry

February 8, 1935 - October 1, 2015

Teddy Wayne Gentry, age 80, of Pea Ridge, passed away October 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, George Patrick “Pap” Gentry and his mother, Essie Ray Gentry. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann Gentry; daughters, Katrina Ann Burton and Karman Kay Dailey; sister, Lynda Cunningham; and grandchildren, Jay, Tabitha, Alex, Lindsey, Reagan and Rush Tanner.Ted...
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Nellie Faye Headley

August 7, 1936 - October 1, 2015

Nellie Faye Headley, 79, of Maylene, AL passed away on October 1, 2015.She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Waters Cardwell; her brothers, Roy & H.W. Cardwell; her sisters, Shirley & Peggy Cardwell; and her grandson, Addison Connell.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John C. Headley; her daughters, Ann Huckabee (Dale), Pam Headley, and Susan Biddy (Joey); 4...
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William Cecil Harris

October 11, 1927 - September 28, 2015

William “Cecil” HarrisWiltonWilliam “Cecil” Harris, age 87, died September 28, 2015.Cecil was born October 11, 1927 in Marvel, Alabama, grew up in Siluria and graduated from Thompson High School. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked at the Siluria Cotton Mill as well as ABEX in Calera. He was employed with Alabaster Police Department and a Deputy with...
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Faye Lovelady Jeter

May 30, 1931 - September 26, 2015

Faye Lovelady Jeter, age 84 of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on September 26, 2015.She is survived by her two sons, Jim Jeter (Wendy) and David Jeter (Deborah); four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Joy Moody; numerous nieces and nephews.Graveside services for Faye will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11 AM in the Montevallo City Cemetery. Rockco Funeral Home ...
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Peter Lee Ladewig

February 11, 1952 - September 25, 2015

Peter Lee Ladewig, age 63 of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a master builder, adored his grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time at his farm.He is survived by his loving parents, Roland and Betty Ladewig; two daughters, Jacqueline Richardson (Philip) and Rebecca Oden (Paul); five grandchildren, Sam, Zac, Anna Kate, Mary...
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Rhonda Mattox

November 21, 1963 - September 22, 2015

Rhonda “Dinky” Mattox was called home by her Lord and Savior on September 22, 2015. She was reunited with her mother and father in-law, Pete and Edna Mattox of Lineville, AL; grandparents, James E. and Adabelle Walker of Pell City, AL; and Talmadge and Beatrice Smith of Centreville, AL.She is survived by her husband, Rick Mattox; son, Chase Mattox; daughter, Brittany M. (Allen)...
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Betty Jo Harless

July 30, 1934 - September 22, 2015

Betty Jo Harless, age 81, of Maylene, died September 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James L. Payne, Frank Payne, Jr. and Curtis Wayne Payne; and her parents, Frank and Mary Agnes Payne. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John B. Harless; daughter, Debbie Harless Parrish (Jason) of Vestavia Hills, AL; son, Johnathan Keith Harless (Gayle) of Maylene, AL; 4...
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J. A. Brown

June 8, 1920 - September 14, 2015

Jadie Allen Brown Jr., native son and lifelong resident of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015, at the age of 95. Visitation will be held Thursday September 17, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church of Montevallo, Alabama, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Montevallo, Alabama, on Friday, September 18,...
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MarKela LaShae Lawley

May 15, 1981 - September 7, 2015

MarKela LaShae Lawley Patterson, age 34 of Montevallo, gained her angel wings on Monday, September 7, 2015. She was a class of 1999 graduate of Montevallo High School.MarKela was the beautiful youngest daughter of Bobby Joe and Alice Lawley of Montevallo.She was a caring, loving mother to her daughter Alexis Sherell Lawley, a senior at Jemison High School, and her two year old son, William...
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Brittany Rebecca Simmons

August 13, 1993 - August 31, 2015

Brittany Rebecca Simmons, age 22, of Montevallo passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015. She was born to Jeff and Donna Simmons in Birmingham at Brookwood Hospital. Brittany is survived by her parents, Jeff and Donna Simmons; her daughter, Allison Grace Simmons; her brother, Jeff Simmons, Jr.; her nephew, Konner Simmons, and her Grand Parents, Kelvin and Susie Chappell and Billy and Betsy Barron...
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Clara Nell Wilson

October 13, 1924 - August 30, 2015

Clara Nell Wilson, 90, of Randolph passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cleckler, one brother, one sister, three children, and her husband, Leslie H. Wilson.She is survived by her daughter, Loyce Fulgham; her son, Elton Wilson, and twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and twenty-one great-great grandchildren.There...
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Debra Kay Tate

March 5, 1959 - August 29, 2015

Debra Kay Tate, 56, of Jemison, AL, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015. She was born on March 5, 1959. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph & Carol Collum; sisters, Susan Lunceford and Kathy Collum; brother, Billy Dan Collum; and her daughter, Amber Nicole Tate. Debra was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Phillip Tate; daughters,...
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Donald Ray Honeycutt

July 18, 1955 - August 27, 2015

Donald “Donnie” Ray Honeycutt, age 60, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away on August 27, 2015. Donnie was a respected mechanic and an avid outdoorsman.He is survived by his parents Charles Donald and Francis Ann Honeycutt, his daughters, April (Chris) Manglaris and Mandy (Mike) DeSantis, his grandson, Cole Manglaris, his brother, Allen (Jenny) Honeycutt, his sisters, Betty Ann...
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Jimmie H. Hatcher

June 20, 1947 - August 24, 2015

Mr. Jimmie H. Hatcher, age 68 of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015. He is survived by a son, Jimmy "Jimbo" Ray Hatcher; grandson, Shaman Ray Hatcher; uncle, Calvin (Shirley) Hatcher.Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo) from 6 to 8 PM. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2 PM in the...
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Pamela Sue Pennington

April 5, 1961 - August 22, 2015

Pam Pennington, age 54, passed away Saturday August 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father Richard L. Howell. She is survived by her husband Jerry Pennington, son Jerry Ray Pennington, daughter Jessica Pennington, grandchildren Cody Pennington and Gabi Pennington. She is also survived by her mother Linda Howell, brothers Richard L. Howell Jr (Sandra), Keith Howell (Michelle), sisters...
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Mary Nell Frost

July 4, 1921 - August 19, 2015

Mary Nell Gentry Frost, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Montgomery, Alabama. Mary Nell was a member of University Baptist Church in Montevallo and loved her church family. She also volunteered at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham for many years. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.She was preceded in death by her loving husband...
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Claude Thomas Dellinger

February 4, 1927 - August 18, 2015

Claude T. Dellinger, age 88, of Conyers, Georgia, passed away August 18, 2015. He was a graduate of Harding High School in Charlotte, NC. He was a US Air Force and US Army veteran of World War II, and was present at the Nuremberg Trials. He was Southeast Regional Service Manager of Euclid, Inc. in Atlanta. He loved to read, collect books and coins, and travel.Claude was preceded in death by his...
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Geraldine Marie Jensen

August 19, 1967 - August 18, 2015

Geraldine (Gerie) Marie. Jensen passed away at Shelby Baptist Medical Center on August 18, 2015 at the age of 47.Gerie was preceded in death by her Father, Finley Holloway and Mother Linda Maes Holloway.Gerie is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Kevin D. Jensen. They were married in Topeka, KS on June 27 1991.Gerie is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Britteny D. Holloway and...
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Gary Neal Loggins

March 8, 1956 - August 15, 2015

Gary Neal Loggins, age 59, of Montevallo, died August 15, 2015. He attended Montevallo High School. He worked for several years at Vulcan, and most recently at Control Systems, Inc. in Montevallo.He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Willie Mae Loggins; and brother, Eugene Loggins. He is survived by his daughter, Heather Williams of Wetumpka; grandchild, C.J. Williams; brothers, Joe...
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Gary Neal Loggins

March 8, 1956 - August 15, 2015

Gary Neal Loggins, age 59, of Montevallo, died August 15, 2015. He attended Montevallo High School. He worked for several years at Vulcan, and most recently at Control Systems, Inc. in Montevallo.He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Willie Mae Loggins; and brother, Eugene Loggins. He is survived by his daughter, Heather Williams of Wetumpka; grandchild, C.J. Williams; brothers, Joe...
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Robert Howard Lee

August 24, 1932 - August 9, 2015

Robert Howard “Bob” Lee, age 82, of Alabaster, died August 9, 2015. He graduated from Thompson High School, served in the US Navy and worked for Connors Steel/SMI Steel. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Howard Lee; mother, Lucile Green Lee; and brother, James Lynn Lee. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Howard Lee; daughters, Lisa Lee Burke (Scottie) of Alabaster and...
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Jettie Ray Adams

May 27, 2012 - August 3, 2015

Jettie Ray “Little Phil” Adams, age 3, was received into the loving arms of Jesus on August 3, 2015. She is survived by her grandparents, Shelley Connell of Calera, AL, Sean Thompson of Callahan, FL and Jetti Adams of Midfield, AL; great-grandmother, Phillis Wright of Calera; her sisters, Lindsey Brooke Adams of Birmingham, AL and Savannah Adams of Tuscaloosa, AL; brother, Anthony...
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Eugene Mitchell

December 2, 1920 - August 2, 2015

Eugene “Gene” Mitchell, age 94, of Saginaw, went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2015. Eugene was a WWII veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division. He started Mitchell Concrete Pipe in 1956, which he passed on to his son in 1980. He was a member of Covenant Life Church in Pelham.Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Nix Mitchell. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra M. Draper...
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Alice Elizabeth Hardin

September 30, 1927 - August 2, 2015

Alice Elizabeth “Beth” Hardin, age 87, of Shelby Shores, took her first step into Glory and entered her Heavenly Home at 5:08AM on August 2, 2015. She was raised in Birmingham by her parents, Alice Faust Harrell Jones and Roy South Jones. Beth attended Mrs. Howard’s School for Girls on Highland Ave. and the University of Montevallo. She was a Prayer Warrior and loved her family,...
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Billy Glenn Harris

July 25, 1935 - July 31, 2015

Billy Glenn “Mudd” Harris, age 80, of Pea Ridge, entered into rest at his residence on July 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jimmie Littlefield Harris; his daughters, Lisa Harris and Kristi (Heath) Kromer; a special nephew, Greg Gentry and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Lanis Harris; his sister, June Gentry, and one...
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Farris Lee Cox

November 25, 1949 - July 31, 2015

Farris Lee (Bud) CoxAge 65 of Helena, Alabama passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at Shelby Medical Center.Farris was preceded in death by his parents John and Omega Cox, Daughter Gracie Terene Cox Robinson and Sister Johnnie Lou Beard. He is survived by his wife Julie Cox, Grandson Dillon Robinson, Son in law Mike Robinson, Sisters Louise (Ray) Smith, Shirley (Terry) Hosmer, Patsy (David) Honeycutt...
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Steven Trey Boggs

February 27, 1973 - July 27, 2015

Steven Trey Boggs, 42, of Montevallo AL died on July 27th, 2015. Steve was survived by his loving wife Laura Alexander Boggs and their two sons Trey Alexander Boggs (Trey) and Stephen Christopher Boggs (Chris). Services will be held Saturday, August 1st at 2PM at Rockco Funeral Home in Montevallo. Visitation will be before the service at 1PM. Memorial contributions may be made at www...
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Bobbie Jean Blankenship

November 26, 1935 - July 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Linda Grammer LaFoy

July 23, 1943 - July 16, 2015

Linda Grammer LaFoy , of Brierfield, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord – I know she is worshipping Him, just as she did every day. I know she was filled with joy at joining her Mom, Margie Parks Grammer, and Dad, Joseph Curtis (J. C.) Grammer. She is survived by her husband, V. Y. LaFoy; son, Curtis LaFoy; daughter, Valli LaFoy Bradshaw; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Patrick, Zachery...
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Oliver Lawrence Davies

May 29, 1942 - July 11, 2015

Oliver Lawrence Davies, 73, passed away on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family.He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Margaret; his brother, Loyale Kindig; his sons, Timothy, Edward, and Bill; his daughter-in-law, Erica Davies; his grandsons, David; and granddaughters, Maya and Sophie.Oliver was a loving family man and a brilliant researcher whose work left a lasting...
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George Milton Payne

January 17, 1966 - July 10, 2015

George Milton Payne, age 49, of Siluria, passed away on 07/10/2015. He is survived by his wife, Sam, his daughter, Sabrina, his uncle, Troy (Peggy) Payne, and a host of family and friends.At a date to be announced later, there will be a memorial service for Mr. Payne at Rockco Funeral Home in Montevallo.
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Doris Evelyn Cox

June 27, 1938 - July 6, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Ronald Dennis Batte

January 24, 1935 - July 4, 2015

Ronald “Ron” Dennis Batte, age 80 of Montevallo went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Ron was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Montevallo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Laverne Batte.His surviving relatives include a loving wife of 59 years, Mary Louise Batte; daughter, Karen Renee...
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Irene Siddons Mullins

February 8, 1924 - July 2, 2015

Irene Siddons Mullins, age 91 of Helena, AL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 02, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ludie Siddons.Mrs. Mullins was an active member of the First Baptist Church Helena where she taught Sunday school for many years. She loved teaching and taught in the Shelby County School Systems for years as well.Irene...
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Tomlyn Emfinger Mathews Parrish

September 26, 1929 - July 1, 2015

Tomlyn Emfinger Mathews Parrish, age 85, of Aldridge, AL, passed away at her son’s home in Jemison surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.She is survived by her sons, Jimmie Lee Emfinger (Janie) of Centreville, AL and Lyn Emfinger (Mary Jane) of Jemison, AL; stepson, Walter Mathews (Ginger) of Montevallo; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by...
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Sylvia Dean Underwood

February 28, 1946 - June 30, 2015

Sylvia Dean Underwood "Sib" age 69 of Montevallo passed away on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at Shelby Medical Center. She was born February 28, 1946 to Thomas and Emma Massey. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Wayne Underwood. She was the loving sister of two brothers Robert and Billy Massey and three sisters Sherrell Vance, Dolly Faye Lawley, and Jean Ray. She is survived by...
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George Cameron Reed

January 28, 1951 - June 22, 2015

It is with our deepest regrets that we inform you our loved one, George C Reed Jr. went home to be with his Savior on Monday June 22 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, George C. Reed and Sarah Nell Lucas Reed.He leaves behind his wife, Phyllis Cannady Reed and two sons, Justin Dale Lowe and Stephen Joshua Tolleson, and his sister Ida Martha Reed Dimick.His service will be held at Rocko...
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Kerry Brian Anderson

May 15, 1967 - June 21, 2015

Kerry Brian Anderson, age 48, went home to be with the Lord on June 21, 2015. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Frances Anderson, and seven children: son, Brian Anderson, stepson, Jeffrey Aiken, stepdaughters, Kati Aiken, Jacki Aiken, Staci Aiken, Mandi Aiken (Luis Cruz) and Cami Hammond (Josh); four grandchildren, Laiken and Bryce Hammond, Victoria Aiken, and Ayden...
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Carolyn Wilson Compton

October 24, 1937 - June 19, 2015

Carolyn Wilson Compton, age 77 of Calera, AL passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Luesta Wilson; sister, Jean Frost; brother, Billy Wilson. Carolyn was known across the community for her love for flowers within her business.She is survived by her loving husband for 60 years, Earl Russell Compton; daughters, Debra Frye (Wayne...
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Ricky Phillips

June 6, 1953 - June 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Wendy Michelle Chappell Price

February 25, 1975 - June 17, 2015

Wendy Michelle Chappell Price, age 40 of Pelham, AL passed away on June 17, 2015. She was loved by all, and will be greatly missed.She is survived by her husband, Adam Price; father and mother, Jerry and Teresa Chappell; daughter, Ashley; son, Antonio; two sisters, Cindy Puckett (Tim) and Jennifer Chappell; grandmother, Jane Johnson.Visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 from 6-8 PM in...
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Marion Colleen Mitchell

March 4, 1932 - June 16, 2015

Marion Colleen Mitchell, the second of nine children born to Jasper E. and Alberta Eason Ingram, went to be with her Lord at the age of 83. She started working at an early age washing dishes, standing on a milk crate, to be able to reach the sink so she could help her parents provide for her family. She continued to work through her adult years so that her siblings would never go without and in...
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Sarah Adams Winslett

October 8, 1927 - June 13, 2015

Sarah Opal Adams Winslett, age 87, a lifelong resident of Montevallo, Alabama, died June 13, 2015. Through her years she worked at The Little Shop, later became a dental hygienist for Dr. Milton Orr, and in more recent years worked at Marie’s Gift Shop and Lacey Jewelry and Gifts. Throughout her life she wanted to serve the Lord, and she carried out that desire for over 65 years at...
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