Rockco Funeral Home

Rockco's Funeral Homes, Inc. offer two locations for Alabama families to plan their funeral arrangements. We have a simple goal: to continuously provide services to meet the individual needs of the families we serve and to ensure they are comfortable and secure with the choices they make. Our staff members are known for our hometown hospitality based on family traditions. At Rockco Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who wish to plan their final arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Both of our funeral homes have picture boards for families to bring in their personal photographs for display during the service. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting our locations: ROCKCO FUNERAL HOME (CENTREVILLE) The 6,000-square-foot Centreville location of Rockco Funeral Home can be found at 805 Birmingham Road. The single story red-brick building provides a covered entranceway into our lobby, where families will find a comfortable setting with two arrangement rooms, three visitation rooms and a chapel that can accommodate up to 200 guests. We are located within 70 miles of the Birmingham International Airport and 35 miles from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. ROCKCO FUNERAL HOME (MONTEVALLO) Rockco Funeral Home's Montevallo location is conveniently located on Highway 25 South. Comprised of approximately 11,000 square feet, it is a beautiful colonial-style building with lovely columns. A covered entranceway leads into the lobby of our funeral home. Inside, we have two arrangement rooms, three visitation rooms, a lounge area and a large chapel with seating for up to 350 guests. We also have ample parking for our guests. Our Montevallo location is only 40 miles from the Birmingham International Airport and is near I-65. Montevallo is the home of the University of Montevallo and the historically inspired American Village.


Our Obituaries

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

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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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Rebecca Diane Pickett

October 16, 1955 - May 18, 2014

Becky Pickett “Nanny” went home to be with the Lord May 18, 2014. Born October 16, 1955, she is preceded in death by her Grandmother, Edith “Nanny” Dailey. Survived by her loving parents, Horace Scott of Pell City, AL and Betty Ray of Dogwood, AL; husband of 40 years, Michael “Butch” Pickett; daughters, Stacy Burnside (Chris) of Pea Ridge, AL and Holly Rice ...
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Robert Jerome Kiinstler

June 3, 1940 - May 16, 2014

Robert Jerome Kiinstler, Sr, age 73, lost his battle with cancer on Friday May 16th 2014 at his home in Alabaster, Alabama. Robert was born on June 3, 1940 in Maylene. He was raised in, and lived in the ...
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Phyllis Florence Hines

November 4, 1942 - May 13, 2014

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Shelton Reeves

January 23, 1926 - May 13, 2014

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William Lee Turner

June 6, 1934 - April 26, 2014

Turner, William Lee, age 79, of Jemison, AL, passed away April 26, 2014. He served as a paratrooper in the 121st Division of the US Army during the Korean War. He attended Providence Baptist Church in Montevallo, AL. He enjoyed camping and fishing, and watching Fox news and Alabama football. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Pearl Turner. He is survived by his wife of 16 years...
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Jimmy Wayne Walker

January 3, 1941 - April 24, 2014

Jimmy Wayne Walker, of Alabaster, passed away on April 24th, at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Frances Guy Walker; and brother, Charles Walker. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Aliene Spain Walker; daughter, Stacy Burke; son Scott (Khrista) Walker; grandsons, Mytchell Walker, Dillon Burke, and Matthew Burke; niece, Holly (Martin) Spritzer; nephew...
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Sonny (Clarence) Barnett, Jr.

June 21, 1938 - April 21, 2014

Barnett, Sonny (Clarence), Jr. of Calera, Alabama passed away on April 21, 2014 at the age of 75. He served in the US Air Force from '58-'62, Airman 2nd Class, Strategic Air Command. Sonny was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.H. Barnett Sr. and Aileen Barnett; and sisters, Sue Barnett, Jean Smith and Ann Winterbottom. He is survived by his...
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Charles Edward "Chuck" Hyde

February 2, 1954 - April 20, 2014

Charles Edward "Chuck" Hyde, age 60, of Bessemer, Alabama, passed away April 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hyde; and his mother, Martha Shields. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Hyde of McCalla, AL; grandchildren, Nicholas Curtis Rockett, age 12 and Gabrielle Elizabeth McCain, age 7; stepmother, Jean Hyde of Alabaster, AL; sisters, Nancy Barber (Jack) of...
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James Alfred "Jimmy" Bearden

October 23, 1954 - April 17, 2014

Bearden, James Alfred "Jimmy", age 59, of Montevallo, AL went home to our Lord and Savior on April 17, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Bearden; parents, Charles & Opal Bearden of Brierfield, AL; daughter, Crystal Wilson (Toby) of Columbiana, AL; son, Daniel Bearden of Montevallo, AL; sister, Rita Miskelly of Shelby, AL; brothers, Ronnie Bearden (Peggy) of Pinson, AL and Lynn Bearden ...
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Edna Mae Lowery

September 14, 1931 - April 13, 2014

Lowery, Edna Mae, age 82, of Jemison, AL, died April 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Gerald Lowery. She is survived by her daughters, Tonii Kelly of North Miami Beach, FL and Danielle Lowery of Melbourne, FL; sons, Jeffery Haxton of Jemison, AL, Charles Haxton and daughter-in-law, Denise Haxton of West Palm Beach, FL, and Gerald Lowery, Jr. of Melbourne, FL. She is...
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Lillian Holloway McMath

August 22, 1916 - April 11, 2014

Lillian Holloway McMath, age 97, of Athens, AL, died April 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Holloway; her mother, Haley Dockery Holloway; her husband, Joe McMath; 5 brothers; and 3 sisters. She is survived by her sister, Coralee Bilgilo; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00PM at...
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Kathy Ann Johnson

November 9, 1960 - April 10, 2014

Johnson, Kathy Ann, age 54, went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Etowah County, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas "Bubba" Johnson, parents, Bob and Jeane Johnson; brother, Malachi Johnson; and sister, Evelyn Downey. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Watson; daughter, Angie Tollison (Adam); sons, Jamie Sitz (Katie) and Jace Johnson...
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Humbert Wayne Miller

January 15, 1941 - April 9, 2014

Humbert Wayne "Hoss" Miller, age 73, originally of Booneville, Mississippi, died April 9, 2014 at his home in Montevallo. He graduated from Calera High School and was a regular at the Eagles' sporting events. He served in the National Guard and was saved by the blood of Jesus Christ in the summer of 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents, M. B. "Dick" & Ernestine Miller. Left to treasure...
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Tamatha "Tab" Lynn Langston Crim

October 15, 1969 - April 3, 2014

Tamatha "Tab" Lynn Langston Crim, age 44, of Jemison, AL, passed away on April 3, 2014. Tab was born in the City of Clanton in Chilton County, Alabama on October 15, 1969. She is the youngest of two daughters born to Gloria June and Gerald Rudolph Langston. Tab loved being in nature, watching movies, listening to music, and taking care of stray and abandoned animals that needed a home. Tab was...
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Johnny Richard Vernon

February 6, 1970 - April 2, 2014

Vernon, Johnny Richard, age 44, of Pell City, Alabama, died unexpectedly on April 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Bardge Vernon II, and his nephew, Brody Bowlin. He is survived by his sons, Michael Lewis Vernon, Jesse Lee Vernon, and John Bradley Vernon; his mother, Monica Jo Bowlin; grandparents, Roland and Faye Johns; sisters, Toni Vernon (Jason Hinds), Amanda Bowlin, Jo...
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Jimmy Ray Samudio

December 8, 1944 - March 30, 2014

Jimmy Ray Samudio, 69, of Brierfield, AL passed away March 30, 2014. He was the loving husband of Sharman Kay Barnaby-Samudio. Brother of Barbara Samudio-Cotton; he leaves behind his daughter, Stephenie Anne Samudio; son, Sterling Ray Samudio; grandchildren Mackenzie Gains Samudio and Shaed Saxon Taylor; great grandson Camden Slade Glass. Celebration of life will be held May 10, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm...
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Martha Jane Hill

July 8, 1948 - March 30, 2014

Martha Jane Hill went home to be with her Lord on March 30th, 2014. Born July 8th, 1948, she is preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Mary Cash, husband, D.C. Smitherman, sisters: Mary Ann Medders, and Margie Burnett, brothers: Lem Cash, Garland Cash, Cecil Cash, and Joe Cash. She is survived by her sons: Eddie Cash, Lamar Cash, Ray Hill, and Wade (April) Hill, daughters: Deonna (Derrick)...
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Martha Jane Hill

July 8, 1948 - March 30, 2014


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Ada Eleen Ingram

December 11, 1920 - March 28, 2014

Ada Eleen Thompson (Tommy) Ingram of Montevallo passed away on Friday, March 28. A long time resident of Shelby County, she was born on December 11, 1920 in Oakman, AL. A graduate of Oakman High School, she enrolled at Alabama Women's College (University of Montevallo) where she received her education degree in 1942. After teaching in Oakman for 2 years, Eleen moved to Birmingham and worked in...
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Wanda Marie Green

April 18, 1963 - March 27, 2014

Wanda Marie Green of Calera passed away March 27th, 2014. Born on April 4th, 1963 in Shelby County, Wanda was a lifetime resident of the community. She is survived by her loving mother, Ginnie Green; Dear friend, William Bailey; Son, Robert P. Owens, and brothers and sisters: Tim (Marie) Green, William Green, Bobbie (Mike) Mullins, and Lynn Wall, as well as numerous extended family. Wanda enjoyed...
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Arthur Rhodes, Jr.

July 1, 1937 - March 27, 2014

Arthur Rhodes, Jr., of Calera, AL, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Lee Rhodes; his mother, Luvella Scott Rhodes; his father, Arthur Rhodes, Sr., and his sister, Ruby Rhodes Hamm. He is survived by his daughter, Lee Ann Rhodes (Rick) Jackson; his son, Cary Arthur (Melonie) Rhodes, and six grandchildren, Scott (Katie) Jackson,...
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Tillman Edward Davis

August 10, 1932 - March 27, 2014

Tillman Edward Davis of Montevallo, AL, went home to be with the Lord on March 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Alsie (Howard) Davis; his sister, Inez (Davis) McLellan, and his brother-in-law, Roy McLellan. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis Marie (Harrell) Davis; daughters, Rhonda Davis, Rene Davis (Jim) Day; sisters, Lou Jean (Malcolm) Joiner, Rena...
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Alice Burnece Langston Glass

March 10, 1933 - March 26, 2014

Alice Burnece Langston Glass age 81 of Calera, AL passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband Charles Glass; son, David Glass. Alice is survived by her three children, Phillip Glass (Cindy), Trisha Glass Rickel, and Leon Glass (Angie); two sisters, Luvene Boothe and Elsie Faye Johnson; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation...
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Harold Dane Harrison

May 17, 1939 - March 18, 2014


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Henry Ford Varden

May 20, 1923 - March 11, 2014

Varden, Henry Ford, age 90, of Montevallo, AL passed away March 11, 2014. He served in the US Army during WWII and the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Alabama Power for 34. He served as Deacon Emeritus for over 30 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He enjoyed boat rides and collecting recipes. Most of all, he was a family man and a humble servant of God. He...
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Evander M. "Bud" Lucas, Jr.

March 14, 1941 - March 10, 2014

Evander M. (Bud) Lucas, Jr. of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on March 10, 2014 at the age of 72. He was retired from ABC Rail in Calera, Alabama. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Evander M. Lucas, Sr., and three brothers; Leroy Lucas, James Howard (Jamie) Lucas, and Earl E. (Sonny) Lucas. He is survived by his brother Glenn (Lois) Lucas and three sisters; Estelle Blackmon...
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Reba Moore Sims

September 3, 1935 - March 9, 2014

Sims, Reba Moore, of Wilsonville, AL, born Sept. 3rd, 1935, passed away Sunday, March 9th, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Sims; her children, Herbert Sims, Jr., Greg Sims, Stacey Sims Allen and their spouses. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; her brother, Paul Moore (Linda); her sister, Elaine Moore Bunn (Kenneth); and a multitude of nieces and...
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Alisha Elizabeth "Ali" Holsomback

October 9, 1989 - March 8, 2014

Holsomback, Alisha Elizabeth, "Ali" born on October 09, 1989 in Birmingham, AL, made her Angelic entrance into heaven on Saturday, March 08, 2014. Ali enjoyed life to her fullest ability. She loved to go to ball games, camping, boat riding, and spending time with friends and family. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Ray Holsomback, John Holsomback, and Eddie Jones; grandmother, Judy...
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James Michael Scott

November 22, 1958 - March 5, 2014

Scott, James Michael "Jimmy", age 55, of Montevallo, passed away March 5, 2014. He was a US Navy veteran and worked for the City of Montevallo for almost 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertram Lewis Scott, Sr. and Joan Scott; and his sister, Debra Standridge. Jimmy is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Overton (Mark); brothers, Bert Scott, Jr. (Judy) and Richard Scott (Brenda);...
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Johnny Clarence "J.C." Bice

November 14, 1926 - February 28, 2014

Bice, Johnny Clarence "J.C." age 87 of Montevallo passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 at his residence. J.C. loved reading his bible, family and friends, as well as fishing. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Doris Bice; daughter, Jo Ann Beech; sisters, Margret White and Bonnie Coston; brother, Gene Bice; parents, Emyers and Myrtle Johnson Bice. His surviving relatives includes...
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Auburn Juanita Peters Warren

March 13, 1928 - February 23, 2014

Auburn Juanita Peters Warren March 13, 1928 - February 23, 2014 Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother She took her flight like a mighty eagle on February 23, 2014. She always said she had her bags packed and she was ready to go. An Angel on Earth and a prayer warrior, she was never ashamed or too busy to pray with or help someone no matter where she was. She loved writing...
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Sandra Lee Allen

March 25, 1942 - February 19, 2014

Allen, Sandra Lee, age 71, of Montevallo, AL died February 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Naomi and Noel Tames; and her son, James Ray Allen. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Stanley Allen; her daughter, Janet Johnson of Montevallo; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 12:30 until 1:30...
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Gracie Terene (Cox) Robinson

November 14, 1969 - February 16, 2014

Gracie Terene (Cox) Robinson, age 44, of Thorsby, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 16, 2014. Mrs. Robinson is survived by her father, Farris Cox (Julie); her mother, Joan Gentry (Ken); her husband, Mike Robinson; her son, Dillon Robinson, and numerous extended family members. She was the most special daughter, wife, and mother that ever was . . . Visitation for Mrs....
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Shelia Annette Stern

December 27, 1970 - February 13, 2014

Shelia Annette Stern of Birmingham, AL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annette Price; brother, Timothy Price. She is survived by her loving husband Brian Stern; daughter, Megan Stern; father, David Price Sr.; brother, David Price Jr.; three nieces and two nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at...
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William Dale Pickett

February 13, 1930 - February 4, 2014

Mr. William Dale Pickett, age 83, of Montevallo (Pea Ridge), Alabama passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Alabaster, Alabama. He was a decorated war veteran retired from the US Navy. Mr. Pickett is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pearl Pickett; four children: Carol Hucker (Steve), William Dale Pickett, Jr. (Lisa), Dale Pickett, and David Wayne Pickett. He is also survived by his...
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Tommie Medley Willis

January 9, 1940 - February 2, 2014

Tommie Medley Willis born January 9, 1940 died February 2, 2014, in Hoover, Alabama. After graduating from Warner Robins High School, Tommie served in the Air Force for four years. He graduated from Southern Technical Institute (Marietta, GA) in 1973 and Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) in 1980 with an MBA. After a 25 year career, Tommie retired from Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc....
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Elwood Wyatt Jones

January 29, 1933 - February 1, 2014

Elwood Wyatt Jones, age 81, of Alabaster passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Alabaster. He is survived by a sister, Billie Jane Manche, of Mobile, a niece and nephew, Judy Wagner and Jack Manche, both of Mobile, long-time companion, Sharron Gaut, seven great nieces and nephews, thirteen great-great nieces and nephews, and his dog, Trouble. Mr. Jones was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and...
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Frances B. (Mimi) DeMent

November 16, 1921 - January 29, 2014

Frances B. (Mimi) DeMent, 92, most recently living with her family in West Chester, PA went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She left us as she slept with a look of peace on her face that could only come from knowing God's Grace. Born in Boothton, Alabama, as Frances Bernita Bishop, she grew up in and around Birmingham. In 1946 she married the love...
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Grady Riggins Parker, Sr.

March 18, 1924 - January 26, 2014

Grady Riggins Parker, Sr. of Montevallo passed away on January 26, 2014 at the age of 89. He was born on March 18, 1924 to Henry Grady Parker and Irene Riggins Parker in Talladega, Al. Once graduating from Montevallo High School in 1942, Mr. Parker attended Auburn University and then was drafted in 1943. After being honorably discharged as an Army veteran of WWII with two Purple Hearts, he...
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Denora "Mary" Harris

November 7, 1922 - January 22, 2014

Denora "Mary" Harris age 91 of Montevallo (Pea Ridge), went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at her home. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, James Robert Harris. Her surviving relatives include daughter, Loretta Greenhill; son, Tommy Lee Harris (Sharon); brother, Vester Lee Lawrence; five grandchildren, Larry Greenhill, Dana Glasscox (Ellie),...
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Don Gerald McCurdy

July 28, 1950 - January 20, 2014

Don Gerald McCurdy, age 63, of Adamsville, Alabama, passed away on January 20, 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. McCurdy is survived by his father, Thomas "Oliver" McCurdy, and his two sons, Brian and Mitchell McCurdy. Mr. McCurdy was also a Vietnam Army veteran, a musician and a lover of music. There will be a memorial committal service for Mr. McCurdy at the Alabama National Cemetery in...
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J V "Butch" Porter, Jr.

March 31, 1958 - January 18, 2014

J V "Butch" Porter, Jr. age 55 of Alabaster, AL passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014. He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lee Porter and sister, Pam Porter. He is the son of Mary (Glasgow) Ray of Alabaster and the late J V Porter Sr. of Jemison. Butch is survived by his sisters, Cindy Porter Glass (Phillip) of Calera, and Patty Porter Petrus (Mike) of Jemison; five nephews, two...
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Edna Lorene Brasher

December 5, 1933 - January 17, 2014

Edna Lorene Brasher age 80 of Randolph, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 17, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones. She was a longtime member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Junior Samuel Brasher; brothers, Harvey, Grover, James, and Stanley Smitherman; sisters, Clara Kelley and Dorothy Cooper; granddaughter, Kim Yancy; grandson, Marty...
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Mary F. Gammon

August 18, 1940 - January 12, 2014

Mary F. Gammon, 73, of Montevallo, AL, went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2014. She was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, William R. Gammon, her parents, Sim and Ruby McLemore; a son, Ronnie Gammon; sisters, Nell Gonzalas and Nita Faye Cooley; brother, David McLemore. Mary is survived by her...
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Betty Jewel (Partridge) Killingsworth

May 28, 1934 - January 8, 2014

Betty Jewel (Partridge) Killingsworth, age 79, of Montevallo, AL, passed away at her residence on January 8, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Charles B. (Billy) Killingsworth, Sr.; her son, Charles B. (Chuck) Killingsworth, Jr.; her daughter, Debbie Jo Killingsworth; her brothers, Marvin, John, and Hoppy Partridge; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great...
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Jacquelyn "Jackie" V. Cochran

March 29, 1957 - January 6, 2014

Jacquelyn "Jackie" V. Cochran, age 56, of Montevallo, AL, passed away at her residence on January 6, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Cochran; her brothers Philip, Randy, and Bobby Cochran; her daughter, Carmela Owens and her granddaughter, Jenna Owens. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Cochran. There will be a graveside service for Mrs. Cochran on Monday, January 13,...
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John Wesley McCartney

January 15, 1956 - January 6, 2014

Mr. John Wesley (J, W.) McCartney, age 57, of Brierfield, AL, passed away at his residence on Monday, January 6, 2014. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his favorite girlfriend (his dog, CoCo). Some of the most important events in his life were his marriage and the births of his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Karen McCartney; his father, Charles...
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Larry Ellis Morgan

February 3, 1948 - January 6, 2014

Larry Ellis Morgan, 65, of Alabaster, passed away at his residence on Monday, January 6, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna Morgan; his mother, Jewell Morgan; his son, Shaun Morgan; his daughter, Angela Morgan; his sister, Barbara Morgan, and one granddaughter, Emma Grace Morgan and a cousin whom he helped raise as a daughter Gloria Steele and Faithful Companion Sebastian. ...
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Irene Burnett

November 13, 1932 - January 5, 2014

Mrs. Irene Burnett of Brierfield, AL passed away on January 5, 2014 in Centreville, AL. Mrs. Burnett is survived by nine children; Barbara Wyatt, Gloria Merritt, Janice Burt (Ray), Jacqueline Brown, Jimmy Carden, Jerrell Carden (Vicki), Riley Burnett, Ronnie Burnett, and Donnie Burnett (Cindy). She is also survived by her sister; Billie Lucas and her brother, Buddy Martin; eighteen...
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James Milton "Jimbo" Church

September 30, 1957 - January 3, 2014

James "Jimbo" Church age 56 of Brierfield, AL passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at his home. Jimbo loved to fish with his partner nephew, Cameron Hyde. He is preceded in death by his father, John Church; daughter, Ashley Church; brother, David Brown. Surviving relatives includes his loving wife of 25 years Alicia (Holcombe) Church; mother, Sue Jackson; daughter, Christie Brooks; sons, Jason...
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Donald Carl Reynolds

December 3, 1925 - January 3, 2014

Donald Carl Reynolds, December 3, 1925-January 3, 2014. Don Reynolds peacefully passed away, surrounded by loved ones, early January 3rd to begin his eternal life as a citizen of Heaven. He joined his beloved wife and true companion, Bessie Reynolds, whom he faithfully loved and honored for sixty-five years. His was a Spirit of God, clothed in humbleness and purity of heart, and he lived the...
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Helen V. Jones White

March 5, 1930 - January 2, 2014

Helen V. Jones White, 83, of Montevallo, AL passed away on January 2, 2014 at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Samuel White; sons Phillip W. White and Sammy J. White; her daughters Virginia Ann Moore, Tommie L. Potts, and Sandra Boyd. She is also survived by her sister, Martha Jean Hutto, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There will...
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William Allen Posey, Sr.

July 19, 1919 - January 1, 2014

William Allen Posey, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Posey served in the U. S. Marines during WW II. He is survived by his sons, Jerry and Carlton Posey; his daughter, Jackie Strickland; his brother, Richard Posey; his sister Nellie Chuko and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His funeral service will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM at...
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Carl Eugene Foster

October 25, 1947 - December 31, 2013

Carl Eugene Foster, age 66, of Pelham, AL passed away at his residence on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Mr. Foster was a Lieutenant with the Hoover Fire Department (retired) for twenty years. He also served in the U. S. Army and was a decorated Vietnam Veteran who received two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Silver Star Medal for acts of valor. Mr. Foster is survived by his mother,...
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Phillip Glenn Garrett

February 15, 1958 - December 28, 2013


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David M. Finley

June 10, 1939 - December 28, 2013

David M. Finley age 74 of Brierfield, AL passed away at his home on Saturday, December 28, 2013. His hobbies that he enjoyed very much was fishing, hunting, and playing the bass guitar. David is preceded in death by his father, Theodore (Pat) Finley; mother, Esther Finley; brother, Wayne Finley. His surviving relatives include his loving wife of 48 years, Hazel Ruth Finley; sons, Jonathan Shane ...
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Robert Leon Morgan

May 3, 1934 - December 24, 2013

Robert Leon Morgan, age 79 of Calera, AL passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He is survived by a loving wife of 57 years Margaret Morgan; son, Michael Ray Morgan; daughter, Kay Morgan Giddens (Wayne); grandchildren, Heather Giddens Brasher (Cody) and Amber Giddens Patterson (John); great-grandchild, Wyatt Patterson; sister, Barbara Ledbetter (Jack); numerous nieces, nephews, extended...
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Dan Brantley

October 5, 1943 - December 24, 2013

Dan Brantley October 5, 1943- December 24, 2013 Dan Brantley, age 70 of Montevallo, AL went home to be with the Lord on December 24, 2013. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Dan is preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Hayes. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy Brantley; children, Candace Roberson (Mike), Dane Brantley (Dana); 5 grandchildren, Brantley...
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Cecil Bernard Peoples, Jr.

February 23, 1946 - December 22, 2013

Cecil Bernard Peoples, Jr., age 67, of Pinson, Alabama passed away at his home on Sunday, December 22, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Eva Pannell; his son, "Buddy" Cecil Bernard Peoples III; his daughter, Tammy Pannell; his brother, Gregory "Greg" Peoples (On); his sister, Agnes "Scooter" Mitchell (Charles); and his grandson, Jeremy Victory. Visitation for Mr. Peoples will be on Thursday,...
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Marcus Anthony Bryant

January 16, 1973 - December 21, 2013

Marcus Anthony Bryant age 40 of Calera, Alabama passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at Brookwood Medical Center after a battle with the flu, pneumonia, and other complications. Mr. Bryant was a realtor with Keller Williams Metro South in Alabaster, AL. He was a Christian man, amazing husband, father, son, and brother. Marcus loved traveling, computers, and spending time with his family. ...
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William Ray Gammon

November 10, 1936 - December 20, 2013

William R. Gammon, 77, of Montevallo, AL, went home to be with the Lord on December 20, 2013. He was an amazing and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Annie Mae Gammon; a son, Ronnie Gammon; brother Wiley Gammon and sister Betty Henslee. William is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary McLemore Gammon; children...
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Rita Ann (Jones) Porter

January 8, 1951 - December 5, 2013

Rita Ann (Jones) Porter age 62, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Birmingham, AL. Rita was born in Sayre, AL; over her years she attended Pelham First Assembly of God, and was active in children ministry and teaching. She also attended Southeastern Bible College, and worked as an Activity Director for the last ten years at Kirkwood by the River. She was preceded in...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Renee (Holmes) Ross

December 30, 1967 - December 1, 2013


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Millard Raymond (Ray) Cox

December 22, 1928 - November 30, 2013

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations may be made online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or by mail at: Wounded Warrior Project P. O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 (1-855-448-3997).
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Jack Foman

July 30, 1938 - November 29, 2013

Jack Foman age 75 of Brierfield passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Alabaster. His surviving relatives include wife, Emma Foman; sons, Steve (Pam) Foman, Randy Foman, and Wendell (Martha) Foman; daughters, Teresa (Preston) Rose, and Jean Mosher; brother, Johnny Foman; sisters, Annie Underwood, Elaine Foman, Diane McCollugh, and Zula Shelton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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Roy Wayne "Doughboy" Pickett

October 20, 1951 - November 26, 2013

Wayne "Doughboy" Pickett, age 62, of Montevallo (Pea Ridge) passed away at his home November 26, 2013. Wayne was active with the Montevallo Youth Athletic Association where he enjoyed coaching his grandson. All his grandchildren brought him great joy. He also enjoyed Alabama football. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where he had served as song director. He is survived by his wife...
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James L. Holcombe, Jr.

May 8, 1958 - November 21, 2013

James L. Holcombe, Jr., age 55, of Montevallo passed away on November 21, 2013 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Cynthia Holcombe; his mother, Jennette Holcombe; two daughters, Melissa Drummonds and Jillian Schoenleben; his son, Jonathan Goke; his sister, Charlotte Holcombe, and five grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, James L. Holcombe, Sr. There will...
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Mavis Irene Hand

September 14, 1928 - November 12, 2013

Mavis Irene Hand died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at South Haven nursing home. She is survived by her son Gene (and spouse, Debbie) Garza, two daughters Jane (and spouse, Paul) Craft and Evelyn McFarland, five grandsons, and two great-granddaughters, along with two brothers and three sisters. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Maudie Holloway, and her husband, Thomas Hand, along...
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Dutton Craig (Zoom) Bonnell

November 27, 1952 - November 5, 2013

Dutton Craig (Zoom) Bonnell went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He was a special man who never met a stranger and a loving husband, son and brother. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rita England Bonnell, his parents, Dutton A. Bonnell, Jr. and Marilyn Richards Bonnell and a sister, Cathy Huneycutt. He is also survived by a host of family and friends. His visitation...
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Bertram Lewis Scott

December 6, 1936 - November 5, 2013

Bertram Lewis Scott, age 76, of Montevallo, passed away at his residence on November 5, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Mark) Overton; sons, Bert (Judy) Scott, Richard (Brenda) Scott, and James Scott; sister Jane Cooper and brother Ron Major. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Joan Scott, and...
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Frankie Marie Pritchett

September 13, 1936 - November 4, 2013

Frankie Marie Pritchett, age 77, of Wetumpka, passed away at her residence on November 4, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Melvin Pritchett. She is also survived by her daughter, Dianna L. Brown; her sons, Melvin Ray Pritchett, Franke Lee Pritchett, Bervel Keven Pritchett, and Virgil Leslie Pritchett; her sisters, Joyce Rust and Grace Jones; and her brother Johnny Short....
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Hershel Eugene Carter

June 15, 1930 - November 3, 2013

Hershel Eugene Carter, age 83, of Columbiana, passed away on Sunday, November 3, in Alabaster. He is survived by Doris Carter, his wife of 63 years. He is also survived by his daughters Janet (Grady) Dooley, and Pam (Bob) Crowder, and his son David (Beverly) Carter along with seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was an Air Force Veteran of WW II and a longtime member of Kingwood...
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John Alfred "Jack" Hamilton, Jr.

June 23, 1943 - October 23, 2013

John (Jack) A. Hamilton, Jr., PhD, JD, of Brierfield, AL passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 70. Jack retired as Professor Emeritus of Political Science from the University of Montevallo (UM) in 2005 after 34 years. A beloved teacher and mentor of many, Jack grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, the eldest of four sons. He graduated Fort Hill High School in 1961 and Frostburg...
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