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

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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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

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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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Frances Louise Rice

December 31, 1931 - October 20, 2013

Frances Louise Rice, age 81, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 in Montgomery, Alabama. She is survived by her sons, John Rice (Linda), Timothy Rice, Ronald Rice (Donna), and Kenneth Rice (Cherryl). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristin McDonald (Jonathan), Kaleb Rice, Emily Rice, Renee Burnett, Carrie Palma, Henley Barnes (Justin), Blair Rice, Chris Rice, Darla Knight, and...
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Leah "Beth" Elizabeth Lee

July 15, 2004 - October 18, 2013

Leah "Beth" Elizabeth Lee, age 9, of Wilton, Alabama passed away at her residence on October 18, 2013. Leah "Beth" is survived by her father, Michael Lee; her step-father, Ronald Folds; her brother, Ian Michael Lee; her grandfathers, Joe Hall and Thomas Lee; her great-grandmother, Johnnie Tidwell; and her uncle and aunt, Joseph Roderick Hall (Leaanne). She was preceded in death by her mother,...
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Kandace "Kandi" (Hall) Folds

August 22, 1973 - October 18, 2013

Kandace "Kandi" (Hall) Folds, age 40, of Wilton, Alabama passed away at her residence on October 18, 2013. "Kandi" is survived by her father, Joe Hall; her husband, Ronald Folds; her son, Ian Michael Lee; her brother, Joseph Roderick Hall (Leaanne); and her grandmother, Johnnie Tidwell. She was preceded in death by her mother, Constance Hall; her grandfather, Claudus Tidwell; and her daughter,...
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Randy Bert Kuch

June 5, 1950 - October 17, 2013

Randy Bert Kuch born on June 5, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and passed away at home on October 17, 2013. He is preceded in death by his son, David; his parents, Bert and Delores Kuch; his grandparents; and his brother-in-law, Jim Schuette. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his two daughters, Alesia Carlee and Rhonda Robinson; his four grandchildren, Erin,...
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Gregory Paul Cunningham

December 9, 1961 - October 15, 2013

Gregory Paul Cunningham age 51 of Clanton passed away on October 15, 2013 in Alabaster. He is survived by his sons, Christopher Price and Chad Price; mother, Bertha Cunningham; brothers, Charles Cunningham and Jeffrey Cunningham; eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 3PM in the Rockco Funeral Home Chapel Montevallo with Pastor John Harper officiating....
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Edward Charles "E. C." Lawley

June 27, 1935 - October 14, 2013

Mr. Edward Charles "E. C." Lawley of Centreville passed away on October 14, 2013. E. C. is survived by his brother, Eugene Lawley and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Lawley, and his parents, Clayton and Martha Lawley. There will be a visitation at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, October 16 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM. This will be followed by a...
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Eric Jason Jones

May 12, 1990 - October 13, 2013

Eric Jason Jones of Montevallo passed away at his home at the age of 23. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Cowan Jones; grandpa, George Jones; grandmother, Anna Cowan, and grandpa, William Cowan. Eric is survived by his parents, Paul and Marty Jones; sister, Marla Dunkin; brother-in-law, Johnny Dunkin; niece, Erica Dunkin. His celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday,...
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Dean Brown

February 28, 1931 - October 11, 2013

Dean Brown Brown, Dean "Nana", 82, of Centreville, AL passed away at Bibb Medical Nursing Home, Friday, October 11, 2013. Mrs. Brown was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family and helping others. She was always willing to give what she had to meet the needs of others. Survivors include daughters, Brenda McQueen (Henry), Donna Dickson (Cecil); grandchildren...
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James Wesley "J.W." Honeycutt

July 24, 1945 - October 9, 2013

James Wesley "J. W." Honeycutt, age 68, of Alabaster, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013. J. W. is survived by his wife, Linda Birchfield Honeycutt; his son, Christopher D. Honeycutt (Emily); his daughter, Tracy Lynn Honeycutt, and his sisters Katherine Harrelson and Deanie Neighbors. He is also survived by his three grandsons, Justin, Ben, and Will Honeycutt. He was preceded in...
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Jadie Paul Lucas

October 3, 1943 - October 6, 2013

Mr. Jadie Paul Lucas was born on October 3, 1943 and passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at his residence in Montevallo. He was preceded in death by six siblings. He is survived by nine brothers: Bobby Frank Lucas, Charles Edward Lucas, Roger Dale Lucas, Elvis Presley Lucas, Ricky Lucas, Steve Morgan Lucas, Jimmy Wayne Lucas, Skipper Lucas, and William Andrew Lucas, and three sisters: Susie...
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Darrell Glen "D.J." Morris , Jr.

November 3, 1985 - October 5, 2013

D.J. Morris Darrell Glen "D.J." Morris Jr., age 27, of Montevallo, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013. He was employed by Brasfield & Gorrie for eight years and made his living as a Robotics Field Engineer. He is survived by his wife, Megan Killingsworth Morris; puppy dogs, Mushi and Maci; parents, Darrell and Donna Morris; one sister, Rene (Jerrod) Lucas, all of Montevallo. Grandparents...
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Vivian Betty Campbell

October 5, 2013

Vivian "Betty" Lovejoy Campbell, 79 resident of Six Mile, Alabama, formally of Piper, Alabama passed away Saturday October 5, 2013 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Thomas Harold Campbell Sr., her parents John Morgan Lovejoy and Myrtle Anna Nunnally Lovejoy, her brothers Robert Nunnally Lovejoy, and Jack Helton Lovejoy, and her...
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Imogene Tucker (Jean) Thomason

April 17, 1921 - September 30, 2013

Imogene (Jean) Tucker Thomason, age 92, made her way home on September 30th 2013. She was a faithful servant of God and a longtime member of Concord Baptist Church. Jean was a loving wife, mother and granny. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William Jones Thomason. She is survived by their daughter, Brenda T. Knowles of Chelsea; three grandchildren, Kristina Knowles of...
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Nelda Louise Wallace

April 12, 1948 - September 30, 2013

Nelda is survived by her dad, Perrin Schutz; two sisters, Georgeanne McRee (Spruce), and Jennifer Gentry (Randy).
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Carleen Hawkins Guthrie

February 10, 1932 - September 29, 2013

Carleen H. Guthrie Carleen Guthrie, born February 10, 1932, was mercifully taken home to her Savior Sunday, September 29, 2013. The sincere kindness and love she spread among her patients thru her nursing career, church family, neighbors, friends and especially her family will carry on for many lifetimes. Not only was she humbly selfless, but a faithful, righteous woman who loved...
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David Buff

September 27, 1933 - September 26, 2013

Mr. David Buff age 79 of Montevallo passed away on September 26, 2013 in Alabaster, AL. He is survived by a son, Glenn Buff and two grandchildren, Olivia Buff and Logan Buff.
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Paula Nolen Vandiver

December 27, 1948 - September 22, 2013

Paula Nolen Vandiver age 64 of Alabaster passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at her home. She was preceded in death by her dad, William Arthur Nolen; brother, Jackie Ray Nolen. Paula passion was nursing which she loved dearly for many years. Her survivors include mother, Geraldine Nolen; son, Lee Hand; daughter, Andrea White; sisters, Sue Nolen Dyess and Jeannie Nolen Sanders;...
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Richard Collins

September 19, 2013

Mr Richard Collins age 41 , of Calera passed away 09/19/2013 . He is predeceased by his Father JP Collins and Mother Ruby Collins Hamm,he is survived by his Brother Perry Collins , Step-Father Richard Hamm ,6 Uncles, 2 Nephews , 1 Niece , 6 Great Nieces , 2 Great Nephews , 8 cousins and a host of friends. Family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society Mid south Division...
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Iris Jeanette Lambert Bramblett

November 4, 1918 - September 16, 2013

Iris Jeanette Lambert Bramblett, age 94, of Helena passed away on Monday, Sept. 16th, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Bramblett, brother, Donald Lambert, brother, Alfred Lambert and sister, Betty Verbance. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Bramblett and special friend, Glynn Holmes. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would...
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Ryan Scott Bearden

April 13, 1975 - September 14, 2013

Ryan Scott Bearden age 38 of Montevallo passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013. He was loved by his family and friends, and will be greatly missed. Ryan is survived by his father, Ray Bearden of Montevallo; mother, Debi Bearden of Pelham; sister, Rachel McRee of Montevallo; grandmother, Ann Bearden of Montevallo. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Rockco Funeral...
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James Thomas "Tommy" Roy

March 22, 1963 - September 9, 2013

James Thomas (Tommy) Roy of Maylene, AL passed away Monday, September 9, 2013. He was employed by Ebsco Corporation and active in the travel ball softball league that he coached and was an umpire in the Alabaster softball community. He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd (Jack) Roy and Betty (Jefferson) Roy. He is survived by his wife Tammy (Edwards) Roy, daughters Jamie and Claire Roy,...
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Nellie Ellen Heptinstall

March 31, 1939 - September 9, 2013

Nellie Ellen Heptinstall of Jemison, Alabama went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 9, 2013 after a lengthy stay in the hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John W. Heptinstall; son, Rocky W. Heptinstall, and grandson, Chance Jones. She is survived by four sons John (Brenda)...
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Wanda Jean McGraw

February 10, 1952 - September 8, 2013

Wanda Jean McGraw, age 61 of Brierfield, passed away in Alabaster on Sunday, September 8, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Jim Jones (Deidree), and David Jones (Kim); two brothers, Curley Moreland and Hubby Moreland; one sister, Dean Graves; six grandchildren, CJ, Dani, Justin, John, Joseph and Jeremiah; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Brayden. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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David Thomas Bryant

October 13, 1977 - September 6, 2013

David Thomas Bryant age 35 of Jemison, AL passed away on Friday, September 06, 2013. David was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and was employed by Southern Tank Trucking Company. David was a member of South Shelby Baptist Church in Shelby, AL. He is survived by his loving wife, Vivian Deaon Bryant of Jemison; mother, Peggy J. Wasley...
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Joseph Almeida Costa

October 6, 1922 - September 1, 2013

JOSEPH ALMEIDA COSTA, 90, of Alabaster, AL Died Sunday, September 1, 2013. Mr. Costa worked many years as a Security Officer in greater Birmingham. He served WWII as a Navy Seaman 1st Class. Father of Diane Bates of Maylene, AL, Carol Ann Donner of Alabaster, AL and Jacqueline Ouelette of Windsor Locks, CT. Born in Fall River, MA and lived in Hartford, CT many years. The eldest son of the...
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Eva Sebert Carden

December 30, 1920 - September 1, 2013

Eva Sebert Carden, 92, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Moundville, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Jay Carden, Jr. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is survived by her children June Carolyn Bryant, Carl T. Carden, Jr., David A. Carden III, Daniel J. Carden, Richard Alex Carden, Susan H. Carden, and...
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Macie May Simpson

November 2, 1927 - August 30, 2013

Macie May Simpson departed this life on August 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edgar Cleary Simpson. She was the daughter of Wirt Waldo and Lizzie Lomie Daniel May and the granddaughter of Seth Preston and Mary (Molly) Jane Reynolds May and William Cornelius (Neil) and Lizzie Leila Spradlin Daniel. She is survived by sister Lomie Adelle May Hall of Pasadena CA;...
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Shirley Elizabeth Mauldin Campbell

December 1, 1946 - August 26, 2013

Shirley Elizabeth Mauldin Campbell, Age 66, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Alabaster, Alabama. She is survived by her sons, Marc Shirah and David Shirah (Shannon), and her daughter, Melissa LeSueur. She is also survived by her sister, Gloria Hooten (Merlyn), seven grandchildren and one great grandchild on-the-way, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended...
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Jimmy Spain

December 20, 1926 - August 21, 2013

Jimmy Spain Mr. Jimmy Spain, 86 years old, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Shelby Baptist Hospital , Alabaster, Alabama with loved ones surrounding him. Mr. Spain is lovingly known to family and friends by Jimmy "D" Spain. Mr. Spain was born on December 20,1926, to J.A. Spain and Mollie Hughes Spain. Mr. Spain was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Billie...
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Ruby P. McCain

November 21, 1919 - August 19, 2013

Ruby P. McCain, age 93, of Calera, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 in Clanton, Alabama. She is survived by her granddaughter, Melanie Majors and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Derrick. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas A. Posey, five brothers and four sisters. There will be a graveside service at Pelham City Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Service to...
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Billy Joe Herron

March 6, 1942 - August 18, 2013

Billy Joe Herron, 71, of Calera, AL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Alabaster, Al. He was a Deacon in the First Baptist Church of Alabaster and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mable H. Herron. He is also survived by his daughter, Jennifer Zeimet (Kevin), son, Kris Herron (Vickie), brothers, Alfred Herron (Barbara), Jimmy Herron,...
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Patricia Pim "Treekie" Meeks

November 17, 1943 - August 13, 2013

Patricia Pim "Treekie" Meeks, of Montevallo, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the age of 69. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Carl O. Meeks; her daughters, Dawn Bowden (Terry) and Tammy Allgood (Alan) both of Hueytown, and her son, DeWayne Meeks (Sandi) of Montevallo. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from 6 – 8 PM at Rockco Funeral...
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Bessie Reynolds

August 10, 1929 - August 12, 2013

Bessie Reynolds, August 10, 1929-August 12, 2013. Bessie Reynolds, one of God's most humble and virtuous women, was peacefully relieved of the struggles of this world and welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on August 12th 2013. She was surrounded by loved ones as she quietly left her earthly home and joined with the angels of beloved ones in her eternal home. The legacy she leaves is one of...
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Lisa Pierce

July 11, 1968 - August 10, 2013

Lisa Pierce age 45 of Maylene went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Myrle Pierce. Her survivors are four daughters, Allison Pierce, Tamaryn Pierce, Caitlyn Pierce, and Kristinn Pierce; son, Jordan Pierce; grandson, Dallas Avarie. Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7: 00 p.m. at Community...
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Milton Charles Mathis

May 4, 1954 - August 8, 2013

Milton Charles Mathis, age 59 of Centreville passed away at his home on Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by daughter, Christie Mathis; son, Billy Mathis; parents, Bill and Onvie Mathis; brother, Cecil Mathis; father-in-law, Buddy Foshee; nephew, Bryan Mathis. Milton is survived by his wife, Patricia Mathis; daughter, Jennifer Parsons (Daniel); mother-in-law, Dot Foshee; sister,...
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Susie L. DeMent

October 5, 1916 - August 7, 2013

DeMent, Susie Lanette, age 96, concluded a life of serving and inspiring others when she passed away August 7 at her home in Montevallo, capping a 76 year career as an educator. Born to Dock and Nannie DeMent in the mining town of Boothton on October 5, 1916, Susie accepted the "call" to be a teacher as a first grader when she came home and taught her two-year-old sister everything she had...
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James Howard "Jamie" Lucas

August 27, 1928 - August 6, 2013

James Howard Lucas (Jamie) born August 27, 1928 in Aldrich, AL, passed away at his home with his family in Calera, AL, on August 6, 2013. He was a Korean War Veteran. He retired from US Steel Production Planning Department and later from truck driving. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church and Calera Masonic Lodge No. 445. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosalyn "Lyn" Sullivan Lucas,...
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