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Steven Travis Killingsworth

November 1, 1953 - August 19, 2017

Steven Travis Killingsworth, age 63, of Calera, Alabama, passed away August 19, 2017. Steve graduated from Calera High School, where he played football and earned the nickname “Rip Van Winkle”. At age 21, he was teaching the adult Sunday school class, and was struck silent at first sight by his future wife, with whom he lovingly lived for 42 years of marriage. Despite having an...
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John Q. Adams

December 11, 1956 - August 18, 2017

John Q. Adams, age 60, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away on August 18, 2017 after battling ALS. He grew up in Greenpond, Alabama and graduated from West Blocton High School in 1976. He spent his career as a welder. He was an avid outdoorsman including camping, fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, and was a coffee-holic. He was a homebody and loved to power nap while watching...
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John Bishop

December 18, 1945 - August 17, 2017

John Bishop III from Northport, Al passed away on Thursday Aug. 17 2017.He was preceded in death by mother LonDora Blevins Bishop and father John Bishop Jr.He is survived by 2 brothers (Larry and Gary Bishop) and 1 sister (Kathy Ashworth) 1 niece (Kristina Wright) 2 nephews (Hillard Wright) and (John Paulick)There will be a family and friends visitation on Tuesday Aug. 22nd from 11:30 am to 12:00...
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Rickey Dale Giles

October 10, 1963 - August 13, 2017

Rickey Dale Giles, age 53, of Maylene, Alabama passed away on August 13, 2017. Rickey was an outdoorsman who loved to fish. He also loved to play pranks and pick at the people he loved. He loved his family. He doted on his wife, and his son was his pride and joy. He was positive and upbeat, and was always offering wisdom and encouragement. He was honest to a fault, and would tell you what he...
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Christopher Vincent Ballentine

August 12, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Chris Ballentine, age 58, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly on August 13, 2017, just one day after his birthday. He received both of his degrees from the University of Montevallo. He enjoyed working with his hands, working in several fields during his career. Chris also enjoyed golfing, reading, and watching Star Trek, American Westerns and World War II films. He was an avid...
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Richard Alan Stambaugh

August 25, 1940 - August 12, 2017

Richard “Dick” Alan Stambaugh, age 76, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away after an extended illness on August 12, 2017. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps, and he worked at Wal-Mart in Calera for 15 years, retiring 3 years ago. He was a devout Christian, and he always witnessed the word of God wherever he went.He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. Stambaugh and...
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Melton Lorenzo Stepp

July 14, 1934 - August 3, 2017

Melton “Mel” Lorenzo Stepp, of Alabaster, Alabama passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Kathleen Swindle Stepp; his parents, Alvis Guy Stepp, Sr. and Lois Ryan Stepp; and his brother, Elvis “Guy Jr.” Stepp. He is survived by his brother, Alvis Guy Stepp, Jr. (Clothenia); daughters, Debra L. Moore (Rodney) of Alabaster,...
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John Wesley Robertson

November 6, 1961 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Tony Michael Boothe

October 30, 1958 - August 1, 2017

Tony Michael Boothe, age 58, of Maylene, Alabama, passed away August 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Billie Boothe. He is survived by his daughter, Courtney Lyn Loyd; granddaughter, Emma Grygar; grandson, Adam Grygar; son-in-law, Bew Grygar; sisters, Peggy Lynne Kallus and Donna Jo Boothe; and brothers-in-law, Otis Dunaway and Chuck Kallus.Visitation will be held on...
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Charles Edgar Bearden

August 20, 1930 - August 1, 2017

Bearden, Charles Edgar, age 86, of Brierfield, Alabama went home to our Lord & Savior on August 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Opal Evans Bearden; daughter, Rita Miskelly of Brierfield, AL; sons, Ronnie Bearden (Peggy) of Pinson, AL, and Lynn Bearden (Stacy) of Montevallo, AL; grandchildren, Keith Bearden (Jennifer), Robert Brand, Kevin Brand, Shane Miskelly (Christy),...
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Willard Booth

March 15, 1924 - July 30, 2017

Willard “Bill” Booth, age 93, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away on July 30, 2017 surrounded by his family. He served in the US Army during World War II. He retired from ABEX in Calera.He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudie Hood Booth; sons, Charles and Paul Booth; father, Lee Booth; mother, Eva Mae Allen Booth; and six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children,...
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Bruce Craig Bennett

September 27, 1950 - July 30, 2017

Bruce Craig Bennett was born on September 27, 1950 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and left for his heavenly home on July 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Montgomery Bennett and his mother, Gloria FelderBennett of Denham Springs, Louisiana.Craig is survived by his wife, Anita Brantley Bennett of Calera, AL; sister, Carol Sue Smith (James) of Denham Springs, LA; daughter, Heather...
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Tracy Adam Ingram

March 16, 1962 - July 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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William Raymond Conneen

September 6, 1942 - July 20, 2017

William (Bill) Raymond Conneen, age 74, of Calera, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2017.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Conneen; his sons, Robert Conneen (Jennifer), Michael Conneen (Terri), and Steven Conneen (Sue). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren.There will be a visitation for Mr. Conneen on Saturday, July 29 at Enon Baptist Church in Montevallo from 10 ...
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Wendell Foman

March 23, 1962 - July 19, 2017

Wendell “Woody” Foman, age 55, of Ashby, Alabama, passed away July 19, 2017. He loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed playing with his grandkids and dogs. He will be missed.Woody was preceded in death by his father, Jack Foman. He is survived by his wife, Martha “Marty” Foman; daughters, Leigh Warren (Jeff), Heather Reach and Grace Foman; grandchildren, Shawna Warren, Hunter...
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Gertrude Johnson

December 10, 1923 - July 14, 2017

Gertrude Rasco Johnson, age 93, of Maylene, Alabama, passed away July 14, 2017. She was the last surviving charter member of New Hope Church of God. She retired from Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster at age 74. She loved to crochet. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Johnson; sons, Kenneth White and Clifton Todd Johnson; grandchildren, Tiffany and Tonya Johnson; parents, Tivis...
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Mitchel Sean Bunting

January 3, 1988 - July 13, 2017

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

March 10, 1933 - July 12, 2017

Betty Kell Culbertson, formerly from Dothan, has passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on, Wednesday, July 12, 2017.Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3PM from the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Darryl Head and Bro. Tyler Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM...
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David Allen Gill

December 3, 1968 - July 10, 2017

David Allen Gill, age 48, of Brierfield passed away on July 10, 2017.He was preceded in death by his son Patrick Gill.David is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. Gill; his brother, Jerry (Tonya) Gill; his children Meagan Gill (Justin Hodges), Chad Gill, and Brad Gill. He is also survived by one grandchild, Konner Hodges.There will be a visitation for Mr. Gill at Rockco Funeral Home...
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Lester Ray White

July 6, 1929 - July 9, 2017

Mr. Lester Ray White, 88, of Bremen, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, July 9, 2017 with his family at his side.Ray spent most of his life in Alabaster, Alabama. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather to his family. He was employed at Vulcan Materials for 37 years. Ray loved to hunt, fish and garden. He was a member of Alabaster First Baptist until he moved to...
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Michael Wayne Nichols

November 13, 1958 - July 9, 2017

Michael Wayne Nichols, age 58, of Jemison, Alabama passed away at home on July 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lucas Nichols.He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pamela Nichols, his son, Matthew Pike and daughter, Alisha Andreas, his father, Gordon Douglas Nichols and his sister, Susan Mitchell. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews. In...
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Lester Ray White

July 6, 1929 - July 9, 2017

Mr. Lester Ray White, 88, of Bremen, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, July 9, 2017 with his family at his side. Ray spent most of his life in Alabaster, Alabama. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather to his family. He was employed at Vulcan Materials for 37 years. Ray loved to hunt, fish and garden. He was a member of Alabaster First Baptist until he moved...
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Larry Wayne Smitherman

August 24, 1942 - July 8, 2017

Larry Wayne Smitherman, age 74, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away at home on July 8, 2017. He grew up in Montevallo and graduated from Montevallo High School. He continued his education at the University of Montevallo and Ole Miss School of Pharmacy. He founded Smitherman’s Pharmacy in 1966 and practiced pharmacy for over 50 years at various locations throughout the state of Alabama. He...
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Kristi Michelle Morris Colvert

July 30, 1978 - July 7, 2017

Kristi Michelle Morris Colvert, age 38, of Centreville, Alabama, left this Earth on July 7, 2017 in a car accident. She graduated from Thompson High School. She was loving, generous and outgoing. She loved everybody and everybody loved her. Her passing has left a hole in our lives that will never be the same.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ruby McKinney, Jack Morris, Dorothy Molton...
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David Fulton Farr

December 12, 1937 - July 4, 2017

David Fulton Farr, 79, of Helena, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Farr; sons, David J. Farr (Mary) and Stephen C. Farr; grandchildren, Emily Booth (Josh), Elise Farr, Ted Estes and David F. Farr; great-grandchild, Bryant Booth; sisters, Sandy Huey (Van), Treva Hosmer and Brenda...
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Kyle Felton Brown

September 4, 1931 - June 30, 2017

Kyle Felton Brown, age 85 of Brierfield went to his heavenly reward on June 30th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle F. Brown Sr. and Alma Lucas Brown, and his sister Joyce Hilyer. He leaves behind his wife, Naomi Headley Brown, and five children, Debra Elliott (Terry), Steve Brown, Randall Brown, Wayne Brown (Lisa), and Rebecca Owings (Bryan). He left behind six sisters: Betty...
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Agnes Walker Chambers

May 24, 1924 - June 29, 2017

Agnes Walker Chambers age 93 of Montevallo, AL passed away on June 29, 2017 at Shelby Ridge Rehab. Services will be 11:00am Monday July 3rd at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo) with Lawton Higgs Jr officiating and burial to follow in Montevallo City Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Mrs. Chambers was preceded in death by her husband Ard...
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Albert Joseph Bores

November 12, 1953 - June 27, 2017

Albert “ Joe” Joseph Bores III, 63, of Clanton, Al passed away on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 at Shelby Medical Center.A celebration of life service will be held at Rockco Funeral Home 3715 Al-25 Montevallo, Al 35115 from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday July 2, 2017. The family has requested that those in attendance write down a favorite memory of Joe and bring it with them.Joe was born on November 12...
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Joe Harlan Fancher

February 18, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Joe Fancher, age 86, a life-long resident of Wilton, Alabama, passed away June 25, 2017. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for the railroad then served as Mayor of Wilton for 15 years. He loved fishing, gardening, and Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Ann Smith Fancher; his son, Darryl Joe Fancher, Sr.; and his daughter, Laura Ann Boothe. He is...
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William Lloyd Winslett

March 27, 1928 - June 24, 2017

William Lloyd Winslett, 89, died on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Shelby Medical Center surrounded by family and loved ones. Mr. Winslett is predeceased by parents Papa George and Ethel "Mama Wins" Winslett; siblings Frances Winslett Wallace, Jewel Winslett, Henry Winslett, Eugene Winslett, Sara Winslett Carden, Herbert Winslett and Bobbie Winslett Cleckler. He is survived by his wife of...
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Myrtle J. Mcclure

July 7, 1927 - June 24, 2017

Myrtle J. McClure mercifully passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday June 24, 2017. Myrtle was born in Vance Alabama on July 7th 1927 to James P. and Clevie C. Johnson, who predeceased her. She was one of seven children in a close-knit family. She was also predeceased by her husband, Miller Albert Fountain, brothers Wesley Johnson (Peggy), Laverne Johnson,...
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Burl William Morgan

August 31, 1933 - June 18, 2017

Burl William Morgan, age 83, of Calera, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was a US Army veteran in the Korean War, following which he was stationed around Europe. He was a long-haul and short-haul truck driver for over 30 years. He attended Shelby Church of God and got to travel with The Commanders gospel group, which he enjoyed. He was always young at heart,...
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Hilmon Hollis Moses

May 2, 1932 - June 3, 2017

Hilmon “Moe” Hollis Moses, age 85, of Randolph, Alabama, passed away June 3, 2017. He retired as Supervisor from General Motors, St. Louis, MO. He was a deacon at Old Union Baptist Church. He loved being outdoors, working in his garden, taking care of his horses and his dog, Baxter, watching Westerns and MMA, and coon hunting. Most of all, he loved spoiling his grandchildren and...
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J. C. Spain

March 21, 1937 - May 30, 2017

Mr. J. C. Spain, age 80 of Alabaster, passed away Tuesday May30, 2017 at Shelby Memorial. Services will be held 2pm Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Chapel of Rockco Funeral Montevallo. Burial will follow in Harless Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday night from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.Mr. Spain was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann; son, Phillip Spain; a son in law, Robert...
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V. Y. LaFoy

May 25, 1939 - May 28, 2017

V. Y. LaFoy, of Brierfield, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord – I know he is worshipping Him, just as he did every day. I know he was filled with joy at joining his wife, Linda Grammer LaFoy. He is survived by his son, Curt LaFoy; daughter, Valli LaFoy Bradshaw; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Patrick, Zachary, Kristina and Rebekah; and nine great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Avery, Cooper,...
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Michael Louis Glancy

July 24, 1946 - May 26, 2017

Michael L. Glancy, age 70, grew up in Chesapeake, WV and passed away on May 26, 2017 in Verbena, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen. He is survived by his wife, Anita; brother, Bill Glancy (Mary); sister, Marquita Miller (Ray); his children, Michael, Terry, and Dale Michael; step-daughter, Angela Withrow; 5 grandchildren; cousin, Susan St. John (Bob). He was loved so much and...
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James Edward Belless

August 14, 1944 - May 17, 2017

James Edward (Jimmy) Belless entered eternity on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Jimmy was an ornamental iron worker who took great pride in his work and continued that passion until the end. Jimmy was a kindhearted loving man and he was a great friend to many.He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Terry; father, Jack Belless; grandparents, Buster and Minnie Pearl McGraw and grandson, Michael...
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Bill Lang

April 2, 1943 - May 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Juritza Yamilet Campos

May 4, 2017 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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David Eugene Price

July 23, 1947 - May 7, 2017

David Eugene Price, Sr., age 69, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on May 7, 2017. He was retired from Flowers Baking Company.David was preceded in death by his parents, Huey Lewis Price and Georgia Mae Price; his wife, Annette, daughter, Shelia, and his son, Timothy; brothers, Bobby Joe Price and Charles E. Price.He is survived by his son, David Eugene Price, Jr. (Joann); grandchildren Aubrie,...
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Charles Loyd Phifer

July 17, 1930 - May 7, 2017

Charles Loyd Phifer “Bud” was born in Oakman, Alabama on July 17, 1930 and passed away on May 7, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents, Loyd and Bertie Phifer from Providence, his sisters Mary Prestridge and Maxine Quinn, and his nephews Ronnie Prestridge and Dusty Quinn. Charlie “Bud” is survived by his sisters Carolyn Phifer Crane of Hueytown and Margaret Phifer...
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David Patrick Dover

October 17, 1974 - May 5, 2017

David Patrick Dover of Montevallo, born October 17th, 1974 passed from this life on May 4, 2017. David is survived by his fiancé, Robin Patterson and his son Luke Patrick. An autumn wedding was planned.He is the beloved son of Glenda Knight and James Dover, the brother of Joy Howell and Erin Reynolds (Josh). He loved his niece Isabella Howell and nephews, Will and Cade Howell. David was...
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Frances Ludolf Hill

November 19, 1934 - May 4, 2017

Hill, Lallie “Frances” Ludolf Jones, age 82, of Montevallo, entered into rest on May 4, 2017 after a long struggle because of Alzheimer’s disease.Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Bessie Ludolf of Bessemer, AL; husbands, Garvas Dean Jones Sr. and John Hill; son, Garvas Deen Jones Jr.; and brothers, Luther Ludolf and Earl Ludolf. She is survived by her...
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John Bertrand Lott

June 27, 1933 - May 4, 2017

Dr. John Bertrand Lott, Sr. of Montevallo, passed away on May 4th, 2017 in Birmingham, AL. He was born on June 27, 1933 in Aberdeen, Mississippi.John Lott was the youngest of four children born to Jeffie and Will Lott. His parents were originally from the little hamlet of Kilmichael MS, but the family lived in numerous communities in North Mississippi where John’s father served the...
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Barbara Jones Dunn

March 5, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Barbara Jones Dunn, age 79, of Brierfield, Alabama, passed away May 3, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Willie Dunn; son, Lynn Dunn; granddaughter, Josie Hallman (Chase); and several nieces and nephews.She grew up in Dogwood and graduated from Montevallo High School. She co-owned Service Cleaners with her husband for 28 years in Alabaster and Birmingham. She liked to garden and...
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Leldon Cagle Rochester

September 7, 1938 - April 30, 2017

Leldon Cagle Rochester, Sr., age 78, resident of Montevallo for 72 years, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday night, April 30, 2017, rejoining his eight siblings, and parents, Luther Rochester and Clara Birdie Cagle Rochester. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Birchfield Rochester; children, Beth Copeland of Alabaster, Leldon “Cagle” Rochester, Jr. of Birmingham; Eric...
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Leldon Cagle Rochester

September 7, 1938 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Eleanor Allen Goggins

February 20, 1927 - April 29, 2017

Eleanor Allen Goggins, age 90, passed away April 29, 2017. She had a strong faith in God and was a longtime member of Siluria Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family and loved to share stories of the good old days and her travels around the country.She grew up in Marvel, Alabama, and graduated from Montevallo High School. She was a devoted wife to Monroe Goggins and together they owned and...
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Carolyn Lunceford Tucker

March 28, 1947 - April 21, 2017

Carolyn “Carol” Lunceford Tucker, age 70, of Calera, died on April 21, 2017. She was a nurse for 40 years, at Shelby Medical Center and for Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Howard in Calera. She attended South Shelby Baptist Church. She was always fashionable, and loved gardening and crocheting. She loved her big, loud family and friends; and her little, loud Chihuahuas.She was preceded in death...
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Ryan Heith Harris

January 17, 1987 - April 21, 2017

Ryan Heith Harris, age 30, of Calera, died on April 21, 2017. He attended Calera High School. He was an avid Alabama fan, and was a loving father of two. He will be missed tremendously.He was preceded in death by his mother, Lestina Taylor; grandparents, Lester and Katherine Taylor. He died along with his grandmother, Carolyn Tucker. Ryan is survived by his children, Kayden and Jaxson Harris;...
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Ruth Boothe

August 23, 1927 - April 19, 2017

Eleanor "Ruth" Lawley Boothe, passed away Wednesday morning April 19, 2017. She was 89.She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Oscar and Lota Lawley; son, Travis Wade Boothe; and grandson, Joseph Jay Boothe. She is survived by her Husband of 68 years, Owen Franklin Boothe; son, Clifford Fair Boothe (Linda); daughter, Dawn Harris Armstrong; and many grand and great...
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Anna Elisabeth Bright

February 26, 2003 - April 18, 2017

Anna Elisabeth Bright, age 14, of Alabaster, went to be with the Lord on April 18, 2017. She is survived by her loving parents, Joseph and Patrice Bright, and her loving brother, Samuel Bright; also, loving grandparents, Johnny and Virginia Bright and Price and Patsy Howell; uncle, Allen Bright, and uncle, aunt, and cousins, Patrick and Jennifer Howell, Allie Chandler and Piper Howell. She was...
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Robert Basol Hughes

August 14, 1967 - April 14, 2017

Robert Basol (Trey) Hughes, III, age 49, of Alabaster, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Good Friday, April 14. He is survived by his three children, Mary Alice Hughes, Robert Basol Hughes IV (Bay) and Ashley Hughes, all of Alabaster; his parents, Robert Basol Hughes, Jr. (Bobby) and Elaine Wood Hughes of Montevallo; his brother Kevin Hughes of Montevallo; sister Beth Hughes...
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James Patrick Heck

May 20, 1956 - April 13, 2017

James “Jim” Patrick Heck, age 60, of Montevallo, passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2017. He was raised in Indiana by his mother and step-father, Patricia Sullivan Macks and Arthur Macks. He moved with his family from Pensacola, FL to Birmingham, AL in 1987. Jim lived in Montevallo for the past 6 years with his wife and he worked for Geo Stone. He was a hard worker, and always...
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Dorothy Nelson Forrest

August 27, 1925 - April 9, 2017

Dorothy “Dot” Fancher Forrest, age 91, of Montevallo, passed away April 9, 2017. She grew up in the Dogwood community before moving to Gadsden with her husband. There, she worked as a grocery store cashier. After her husband passed away, she returned to Dogwood. She was a member of Dogwood Grove Baptist Church. When she still able to drive, she was a regular at Montevallo Senior...
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James Earl Bailey

April 16, 1933 - April 9, 2017

Brierfield, AL – James Earl Bailey, 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and former aerospace engineering professor of The University of Alabama, died peacefully in the home he built in the deep woods of Central Alabama on April 9, 2017.He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Hicks Bailey and Inez Harden Bailey, of Starkville, MS, and is survived by his wife, Phyllis Y. Bailey;...
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Thomas Richard Chapple

December 3, 1943 - April 7, 2017

Thomas Richard Chapple went home to be with his Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017. He was a member of Mountain Brook Independent Church. Richard loved the Lord Jesus Christ and trusted him as his savior. He enjoyed the guitar and loved his pets, Molly and Toby. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran. He considered the birth of his son, Brian, and his granddaughter, Emilie,...
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Jimmie Hugh Vernon

May 1, 1934 - April 7, 2017

Jimmie Hugh Vernon went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017. He owned and operated Jim’s Selected Eggs for 60 years and owned and operated Jim’s Greenhouse/Nursery with his wife. Jimmie was an Army veteran and a Democrat. He was kind hearted, generous and loved his family.He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Loveless (Kerry); two sons, Arthur Vernon (Kelly) and Jimmy...
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George Frederick Anderson

June 18, 1924 - April 6, 2017

George Frederick Anderson went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 6, 2017. He was a long time resident of Helena and was a member of Helena Baptist Church. He was a decorated WWII Army veteran, and a Freemason. He is preceded in death by his parents, Porter and Annie Anderson; brother, Joe Thomas Anderson and wife of 69 years, Latrelle Hand Anderson.He is survived by his children,...
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Nannie George Coshatt

March 16, 1917 - March 29, 2017

Nannie George Hall Coshatt, age 94, of Calera, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Calera. Nan was preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Dixie Hall, by her husband, Harlice Coshatt, and by her brothers, William, Robert, Jack, Ben and Ted Hall. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Coshatt (Glenn) of Woodstock, Ga....
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James R. Wood

September 3, 1943 - March 27, 2017

James Ray “Jim” Wood went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 27, 2017. Jim was born near Arab, Alabama on September 3, 1943. He graduated from Winter Haven High School in Winter Haven, Florida, attended the University of Detroit in Michigan and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1961 to 1966.Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Franklin Wood and Mary...
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Ross Taze Mixon

July 2, 1971 - March 22, 2017

Ross Taze Mixon, age 45, was a firefighter for the City of Calera and the City of Chelsea.He is survived by his sons, Jack and Charles Mixon.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Calera City Hall.
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Terry Warren Hafer

May 18, 1940 - March 19, 2017

Terry Warren Hafer of Brantleyville, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was a member of New Hope Church of Brantleyville. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie and Charles Hafer; son, Dwayne Hafer; brothers, R C Hafer and James Hafer.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances Hafer; children, Donna Alexander (Greg), Ginger Thompson (Richard),...
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Kay Dawn Hallford

September 18, 1930 - March 19, 2017

Kay Packey Hallford of Montgomery, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Kay loved gardening, floral design and interior design. She was preceded in death by her son, John C. Hunsberger, II and granddaughter, Christina Faulkner.She is survived by her husband, John “Dan” Hallford; children, Michael Hunsberger (Ruth), Shawna Uptain (Mitch), Stacy Stephenson (David);...
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Thelma Brasher

April 18, 1932 - March 18, 2017

Thelma Ree “Thunny” Brasher, age 84, of Maylene, passed away March 18, 2017. She had a strong faith and a heart of gold. She loved to laugh and make others laugh, and she enjoyed going to the casino.She is preceded in death by her parents, J. A. & Mollie Spain; stepmother, Ruth Spain; sister, Louise; brother, Jimmy D. Spain; and two infant sons. Survived by daughter, Barbara...
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Jerry Wayne Sanders

April 12, 1949 - March 15, 2017

Jerry Wayne Sanders, age 67, of Alabaster, passed away on March 15 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center.He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Faye Sanders; his son, Samuel Wayne Sanders; two sisters, Joyce Massey and Carolyn Dawson and one brother, Johnny Mac Sanders.He is survived by his loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as four brothers and one sister...
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Carl G. Gober

March 4, 1956 - March 12, 2017

Lost His 1 year battle with cancer. He was an avid Alabama fan and NASCAR racing fan. He was a loving husband and wonderful father and spent as much time as he could with his new granddaughter, Addie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and A. L. Gober. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa S. Gober; son, Carl G. Gober, Jr. (Chrissy); daughter, Catrese Mitchell (Ryan);...
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Millard E. Martin

October 26, 1932 - March 11, 2017

Millard Eugene Martin, age 84, of Helena, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, March 11, 2017. “Buddy” was born in Montevallo, and raised in Marvel, Alabama. He served in the US Army in the Korean War and the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, starting as an aircraft mechanic, then flight chief, and retiring as Staff Sergeant. He also was a member of the civil service,...
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Tim Timothy Green

June 5, 1959 - March 11, 2017

Tim “Beanie Weenie” Green, age 57, of Montevallo, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2017. He attended Jemison and Montevallo High Schools. He served in the US Army, where he earned his nickname. He owned Tim Green Mobile Home Remodeling. He loved doing anything outdoors – farming, hunting, and fishing. He was a true patriot and Florida Gator fan. He loved his family, and was...
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James P. Pickett

February 23, 1936 - March 10, 2017

James P. Pickett, age 81, of Pea Ridge, died on March 10, 2017 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center.He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Ola Pickett, his brother, William Dale Pickett, and his sister, Ann Likes.He is survived by his wife, Deanna J. Pickett, his son, William J. Pickett (Vicki), three stepchildren, Darin Sheren (Christine), Richard Blanchong and Christopher Flores,...
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Karen Presley McGriff

December 10, 1945 - March 10, 2017

Karen Presley McGriff of Alabaster, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alabaster, a retired office manager, and a past member of Eastern Star. Karen loved arts and crafts, baking, sewing and her cats. She was passionate about the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks. She was preceded in death by her parents, John...
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Latrelle Hand Anderson

December 17, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Latrelle Hand Anderson went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was a long time resident of Helena and was a member of Helena Baptist Church. Latrelle was born in Walker County (Jasper) Alabama. She retired from Samford University after 17 years in 1991. A devout woman of faith who loved her family and friends. She was known for her goodness. She is preceded in death by her...
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David Michael Martin

April 19, 1947 - March 7, 2017

David Michael Martin, Sr., age 69, of Montevallo, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 after battling many health issues for years. He grew up in Eight Mile, Alabama and graduated from Semmes High School. He was an engineer on a tugboat for Lone Star Cement with his father and uncle. He then received a B.S. from Mobile College in Elementary Education minoring in...
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John A. Reis

March 7, 1940 - March 5, 2017

On Sunday March 5th 2017, John (Jack) A. Reis died after a short battle with an autoimmune disease. Two days shy of his 77th birthday, Jack was called to be with the Lord. Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Waldo F. Reis and Ursula E. Tetreau. He spent his early years in Westfield, New Jersey and later moved to South Florida before relocating permanently to Shelby County,...
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Donald R. Gwin

July 7, 1942 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Linda Dian Anderson Vines

January 29, 1952 - March 1, 2017

Linda Dian Anderson Vines, age 65, of Roberta, Georgia, passed away March 1, 2017. Originally from Alabama, Linda graduated from Montevallo High School. She and her husband ran their business, Progressive Systems, in Knoxville, GA. Later, she became a rural mail carrier for Fort Valley Post Office. She loved flower gardening; fishing; watching game shows, especially Jeopardy; UGA and Buford High...
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Eva Nell Sanders

April 22, 1950 - February 28, 2017

Eva Nell (Susie) Sanders, age 66, of Montevallo went home to be with the Lord on February 28, 2017.She is preceded in death by her parents, Dalton and Letha Estes, and by her husband, Johnny Sanders.Mrs. Sanders is survived by her three brothers, James D. Estes (Sandra) of Tuscaloosa, AL; Mike Estes of Auburn, California; Don Nilsen of Decatur, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.There will...
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Pauline T. Shirey

May 6, 1927 - February 28, 2017

Shirey, Pauline T. “Polly”, age 89, of Calera, AL, passed away Feb. 28, 2017. She was a member of South Shelby Baptist Church. She loved her children, travelling and gardening.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Hilton Shirey, Sr., parents, Edgar Lee & Tishie Trice; and brothers, Daniel Lee, Dallas Leon, Calvin Curtis, Harold L. and Bobby Ray Trice. She is survived by...
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Nina Carroll Hallman

April 1, 1948 - February 27, 2017

Nina Carroll Thomas Hallman, age 68, of Akron, Alabama, passed away on February 27, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Calera with Hospice Care and her daughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doshie Thomas and Heston Thomas; son, Michael Wayne Smith; siblings, James William, Junior, Curtis, Helen, Charles, and Betty. She is survived by her daughters, Regina and Glenda;...
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Billy June Gambill

June 22, 1946 - February 22, 2017

June Gambill, age 70, passed away at her home on February 22, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Ronnie Edwin Gambill, Jr., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Hartley. She is survived by her daughter, Summer Cherry (Daniel), her two stepsons, Eddie Gambill (Diane) and Mark Gambill (Emily), and grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, and Natalie Jenkins.She was a loving daughter,...
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Eleanor Face Pigan

May 28, 1928 - February 12, 2017

Eleanor Face Pigan, age 88, of Maylene, Alabama, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017, at home with her family. She was born in Stephentown, New York to George Adolphus and Anna Dymond Face. She was raised in East Nassau, New York, the eldest of seven children. Elly married her sweetheart, Ed Pigan, and they remained together in love for 60 years and renewed their vows in the presence of...
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Edward Karl Aldag

February 9, 1937 - February 8, 2017

Edward K. Aldag, age 79, originally from New York City called Alabama his home since 1959. Ed is survived by his three children, Anne Harrison, Ed, Jr. and Frank along with their families. Graveside service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:45 AM. Burial will take place at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama near the American Village. In lieu of flowers please make...
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Phyllis J. Frederick

August 3, 1936 - February 6, 2017

Phyllis Jean Frederick, age 80, of Montevallo, passed away February 6, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira C. Frederick; sons, Ira Curtis Frederick, Jr. and Jacky L. Frederick; father, Morgan G. Lovejoy; and mother, Emmie Lee Lovejoy. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Bell (Jim) and Meredith Loggins (Kenneth); sons, Michael R. Frederick (Faye) and Bryan O. Frederick (Phyllis...
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Glenis Hazel Baumgartner

November 10, 1933 - February 3, 2017

Glenis Hazel Baumgartner, age 83, of Montevallo, passed away February 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Baumgartner; mother, Ethel Blanchard; sister, Linda Lipscomb; and her brother, Bill Parker. She is survived by her brother, Pat Ayres (Cheryl) of Rainbow City; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.Glenis worked many years at local Wal-Marts. She was a...
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L. C. Hatcher

July 25, 1933 - January 24, 2017

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

August 15, 1953 - January 23, 2017

Timothy “Rice” Wayne Rice, age 63 of Harker Heights, TX passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. His survivors include three brothers, Kenneth Rice of Rogers, TX, John Rice of Prattville, AL, and Ronald Rice of Valley Grande, AL.Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo) from 6 to 8 PM for friends. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday...
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Kenney Carl Porter

October 6, 1943 - January 19, 2017

Kenney Carl Porter, age 73, a resident of Calera, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, after a brief illness from cancer. Kenney was born on Oct. 6, 1943. He always had a love for old cars and trucks and in his later years, enjoyed showing off his favorite project, his 1948 Chevy.Kenney is proceeded in death by his parents, Sidney Porter and Loretta Horton Porter, and step-brother, Allen Owens. He is...
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Jonathan Paul Boyd

January 20, 1976 - January 16, 2017

Johnathan Paul Boyd, 40, of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on January 16, 2017. Paul was born and raised in the town of Montevallo, Alabama where he was a staple in the community. Paul received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Montevallo and planned to enter into the counseling field. Paul became a quadriplegic at the age of 19 and used his disability to encourage others....
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Eloise West Wintter

November 17, 1921 - January 16, 2017

Eloise “Sunshine” West Wintter, age 95, of Maylene, passed away January 16, 2017. She was born in rural Bibb County, one of ten children to George Washington and Lesta Sanders West. She was a graduate of West Blocton High School. She married Archie Herman Wintter on August 12, 1950 and they spent the next 54 years happily married. She attended Broadmoor Baptist Church, then Union...
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Earl R. Compton

December 18, 1934 - January 15, 2017

Earl R. Compton, age 82 of Calera Alabama, passed away at his residence on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Earl had a great love for horses and was a trainer for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; (3) sisters, Brenda Ellison, Myra Emfinger and Sandra Duke; brother, J R Compton and parents, Algie Lane Compton and Larita Lucas Compton.He is survived by son, Russell Compton (Betty...
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Laura Ann Fullerton

April 10, 1961 - January 13, 2017

Laura Ann Fullerton, age 55 of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away at her home on Friday, January 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Fullerton. She is survived by her daughters, Deanna Lawley (Dylan W. Richardson), and Misty Lawley (Jeffrey R. Griffin); 3 grandchildren, John Wesley Boothe, Amanda Michelle Boothe and Austin Michael Crim; her stepson, Nick Fullerton ...
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Dennis Dee Cowart

July 25, 1942 - January 12, 2017

Dennis Dee “Grumpy” Cowart, age 74, of Alabaster, passed away January 12, 2017. He was raised in Rome, Georgia. He was employed with Rome Automobile and Heritage Honda for 17 years. Then, he worked for Volkswagen of America in Troy, Michigan for 10 years and JMA & Family in Deerfield Beach, Florida for 11 years. He was Associate Pastor and Praise & Worship Elder at Cornerstone...
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Jennifer Melia Hand

May 1, 1971 - January 10, 2017

Jennifer Melia Hand, age 45, of Columbiana, passed away January 10, 2017. She was a member of Camp Branch United Methodist Church.Melia was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Moore; stepdad, Jerrell Moore; grandfather, Elijah Hand; and grandfather, Howard Snyder. She is survived by her father James M. Hand of Columbiana; stepmom, Susan Hand; grandmothers, Kate Hand and Willie Mae Snyder;...
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Ann Turman Walker

September 22, 1933 - January 7, 2017

Ann Augusta Turman Walker, passed away on January 7, 2017. Ann was born September 22, 1933 at West End Baptist Hospital (Princeton Hospital). She was the daughter of Clyde Howard Turman and Maggie Lee Rooks of Ensley Highlands and the sister of Clyde Howard Turman, Jr.She is survived by her daughters, Laura Lee Walker Turner (Charles Thomas Turner III) and Melinda Ann Walker Parks (Kevin William...
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Anius Holley Green

January 27, 2006 - January 6, 2017

Anius Holley Green, age 10, of Wilton, Alabama, passed away January 6, 2017. His infectious smile was contagious and his loving heart freely gave acceptance to all those privileged to know him. Despite numerous physical struggles from birth, his disposition never wavered, and the spirit of a fighter was instilled in his young heart. Not surprisingly, he was drawn to those with the same heart...
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Georgene McCauley Watson

July 15, 1920 - January 5, 2017

Georgene McCauley Watson, age 96, of Montevallo passed away in her home on January 5, 2017. Georgene was born in Wellington, Texas on July 15, 1920. She graduated from Texas Tech and received her Master’s in Education from the University of Texas. She served as an officer in World War II where she spent 3 ½ years in the Women’s Army Corps in Algiers, N. Africa and in Italy. ...
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Frank Robert Hood

January 28, 1943 - January 2, 2017

Frank Robert Hood passed away on January 2, 2017 at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rachel Hood; parents, Robert Hood and Dillie Burnett Hood; sisters, Claudia Booth (Bill) and Jessie Dean Hembree both of Montevallo, Ruby Jean Garner of Valparaiso, Indiana, Jewel Dean Krumrie of McCalla, Sarah Riviera Gannon of Louisville, Indiana and Linda Wilson Ellerman of South Haven...
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Kathleen Smith Reynolds

January 21, 1925 - January 1, 2017

Kathleen Smith Reynolds, age 91, of Montevallo, passed away January 1, 2017. She was born in Chilton County to Harley A. Smith and Lettie Morris Smith. She married Eugene Byrd Reynolds and moved to Montevallo in 1950. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at Shelby Baptist Medical Center for many years. She was an avid reader and loved to write poetry. Most...
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George Terrell Lucas

February 22, 1940 - December 24, 2016

George Terrell Lucas, age 76, of Montevallo, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on December 24, 2016. He graduated from Montevallo High School and worked as a mechanic for Blue Circle Cement Plant and White Motor Company. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Jemison. He loved singing, farming, raising cows, fishing and camping. Terrell was generous, outgoing, and fun...
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Judy Claytor Blevins

June 28, 1949 - December 23, 2016

Judy Blevins, age 67, of Calera, passed away on December 23, 2016. She grew up in Brighton, Alabama and graduated from Hueytown High School, Class of ’67. She worked as an administrative assistant in the engineering field for Rust Engineering and BE&K Engineering. She loved her grandchildren, her teacup Chihuahua, Rainbow, and Alabama football.She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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