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Eugene Mitchell

December 2, 1920 - August 2, 2015

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

September 30, 1927 - August 2, 2015

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

July 25, 1935 - July 31, 2015

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

November 25, 1949 - July 31, 2015

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

February 27, 1973 - July 27, 2015

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

November 26, 1935 - July 25, 2015

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

July 23, 1943 - July 16, 2015

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

May 29, 1942 - July 11, 2015

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

January 17, 1966 - July 10, 2015

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

June 27, 1938 - July 6, 2015

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

January 24, 1935 - July 4, 2015

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

February 8, 1924 - July 2, 2015

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

September 26, 1929 - July 1, 2015

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

February 28, 1946 - June 30, 2015

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

January 28, 1951 - June 22, 2015

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

May 15, 1967 - June 21, 2015

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

October 24, 1937 - June 19, 2015

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

June 6, 1953 - June 18, 2015

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

February 25, 1975 - June 17, 2015

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

March 4, 1932 - June 16, 2015

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

October 8, 1927 - June 13, 2015

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

February 22, 1929 - June 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Benny Carol Greenhill

December 31, 1939 - June 10, 2015

Greenhill, Benny Carol, age 75, of Alabaster, passed away June 10, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was a devoted husband and father who loved farming. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Greenhill and Leva Berry Greenhill. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Vicki Lacy Greenhill; daughters, Dana Carol Glasscox (Ellie) and Linda Lee DeLeon (Fred); sons, Larry Wayne Greenhill...
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Billy M. Ferguson

August 20, 1926 - June 5, 2015

Billy Mack Ferguson, age 88 of Montevallo, AL passed away on Friday, June 05, 2015. Billy Mack was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a proud World War II Army Veteran.He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Doris Carroll Coffey Ferguson; daughter, Anne Ferguson Stansell (Garland) of Birmingham, AL and son, Ralph Ferguson (Penny) of Woodstock, GA; five grandchildren and three great...
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Gary Miller

January 30, 1941 - May 31, 2015

Miller, Gary G., 74, Randolph, AL, formerly of Montgomery, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Judy Lawley Robinson Miller; daughters, Pamela (Erick) Miller Newman, Seattle, WA, Rhonda Miller Kirby, Prattville; grandchildren, Brian C. (Joy) Kirby, Wetumpka, Hunter K. Kirby, Montgomery, Caitlin A. Kirby, Eugene, OR, Erika and Jack Newman,...
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F. B. Scurlock

November 21, 1934 - May 30, 2015

F. B. “Junior” Scurlock, age 80, of Montevallo, went Home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2015. Junior retired from the City of Montevallo and was a member of Montevallo First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lavenia Winslett Scurlock; children, Lynn Ingram (Joe) of Pea Ridge and Phillip Scurlock (Billie) of Verbena; grandchildren, Jason Ingram (Wendy), Terri O...
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Bernice Erickson

April 24, 1918 - May 23, 2015

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

June 15, 1954 - May 22, 2015

William “Bud” Dale Pickett, Jr. age 60 of Wilton, AL passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Bud will be missed by all who knew him.Bud’s surviving relatives include his loving wife Lisa Ann Pickett; mother, Pearl Pickett; son, James Pickett (Priscilla); grandson, Austin; step-children, Crystal Amell, Zachariah Amell, and Kimberly Boyd; brothers...
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Brady Austin Hudson

May 26, 1963 - May 18, 2015

Brady Austin Hudson, age 51, of Montevallo, AL, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 surrounded by his family.He is survived by his wife, Tammy Hudson; sons, Austin Hudson, Matthew Hudson and Justin Blankenship; daughters, Amber Hudson and Brittnay Taylor; mother, Guin Hudson; sister, LaDonna Muir (Geoff); niece, Kaysi Ivey (Brad); great-niece, Camryn Ivey; and great-nephew, Kaden Baker. He was...
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David Lane Holcombe

January 19, 1944 - May 12, 2015

David “Pop” Holcombe, age 71, of Brierfield, AL, went Home on May 12, 2015. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the US Army. He retired from the Walmart in Calera. He loved hunting, fishing, grilling for his children and grandchildren, and watching Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his parents, C.C. and Elvie Holcombe; youngest daughter, Jennifer Hyde; and granddaughter,...
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Charles Edward Price

December 2, 1941 - May 11, 2015

Charles Edward Price, age 73, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11, 2015. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Georgie Mae Price; loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Ann Price. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Collum (Ronnie) of Alabaster, Karen Taylor (Victor) of Montevallo, Cindi Coston (Billy) of Alabaster, and Christy Latham (Scott) of Gardendale; two sisters,...
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Nevis Jane Sides

February 17, 1955 - May 9, 2015

Nevis Jane Glass Sides, the daughter of George Glass Jr. and Colleen Ingram Mitchell, died Saturday, May 9, 2015. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and devoted wife.She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Sides, and by two daughters, Amy (Kevin) Shirey and Beth (Lonnie) Lovejoy, her three granddaughters, Emmie and Jordan Shirey and Alana Lovejoy. Her stepson, Kenny (Rebecca)...
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Addison Connell

April 26, 1991 - May 5, 2015

Addison Connell, age 24, of Alabaster, died in a car wreck on May 5, 2015. He worked at Johnny Ray’s in Pelham. Addison loved to go fishing, swimming and canoeing in the Cahaba River, and was always getting a laugh out of his many friends.He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Emmett Lofton. He is survived by his mother, Pam Headley; father, John Alvin Connell; brother, Adam Connell;...
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James C. Wilson

December 17, 1957 - April 28, 2015

James "Jim" C. Wilson, a native and lifelong resident of Mobile, AL, died on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at a local hospital. Mr. Wilson was a graduate of the University of South Alabama, served in the United States Air Force, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. His favorite past time was spending time with his grandson Sean, his best friend and "twin". Mr. Wilson was...
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Floyd Lucas

February 8, 1943 - April 12, 2015

Floyd "Buck" Lucas, age 72, died April 12, 2015. Buck was a Fitter for the steel industry, and loved to fish. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Lucas; brothers, Fred Lucas, Ralph Lucas and Larry Lucas; sister, Joanne Fisher; sister-in-law, Inez Lucas; grandchildren, Tyler Johnson and Morgan Johnson; son-in-law, Jacky Johnson, Jr.; girlfriend, Rickie Hester; and many loved ones...
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Willie Dee Patmon

October 14, 1922 - April 12, 2015

Willie Dee Patmon, age 92, of Centreville, Alabama died April 12, 2015. She was a good Baptist and dedicated her life to caring for her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Harrison Hoggle; their infant son, Daniel Hoggle; daughter-in-law, Ann Hoggle; sons-in-law, S.C. Ray and Roy Stone; and 9 brothers and sisters. She is survived by 8 children, Peggy Brooks (Andrew), J. C....
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Duane Williams

December 2, 1926 - April 10, 2015

Duane “D. W.” Williams, age 88, of Montevallo, Alabama died April 10, 2015. D.W. was born in Doddridge County, West Virginia to Virgil A. and Audra F. Yerkey Williams. He worked in sheet metal most of his life and was a member of Sheet Metal Local #48 in Birmingham. D.W. loved to hunt, fish, sing and play the mandolin. He was known as a “dapper gentleman”, and was well...
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Thomas Warren Smith

October 19, 1940 - April 10, 2015

Smith, Thomas Warren, (Tire Man Tom) age 74, of Alabaster, died on April 10, 2015. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel, Montevallo with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Maylene. Rev.Jeff Logan officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Survivors: daughters, Anita Neel of Oklahoma and Laura Blackmon...
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Gwendolyn Swann Parsons

January 29, 1922 - April 10, 2015

Gwen Swann Parsons, age 93, of Montevallo, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2015 at the Bibb County Medical Center.Gwen was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Rusty Parsons; two sons, Don and Gary Parsons, two sisters , Vera Harper and Eva Swint, and one brother J. D. Swann.She is survived by her son, Russ (Craig) Parsons, three grand-children and one great grand...
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John McKinley Osborne

March 17, 1924 - April 9, 2015

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

June 21, 1930 - April 8, 2015

Betty is survived by many family members and friends. She was loved by all, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
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Jennette C. Holcombe

July 7, 1940 - April 7, 2015

Jennette C. Holcombe, age 74, of Montevallo, died April 7, 2015 in Montgomery, Alabama.She was graduated from the University of Montevallo where she attended classes with her daughter. She was a social worker for Shelby County DHR and the Shelby County Health Department. Throughout her life, she always served others and will be terribly missed by all who knew her.Mrs. Holcombe was preceded in...
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Talon Lee Cowart

May 25, 1963 - April 6, 2015

Talon Lee Cowart, age 51, of Randolph, AL, died on April 6, 2015. He was a graduate of Coosa High School in Rome, GA and worked for AGS. He was a church leader and Praise & Worship Music Minister at The Cornerstone Church in Helena. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cowart; children, Trey Cowart, Teres Cowart and James Cowart; stepchildren, Garon Posey, Ashton Powell and Abigayle Hilyer;...
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Cecil T. Northcutt

February 5, 1937 - April 3, 2015

Cecil T. Northcutt, age 78, of Jasper, Alabama, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015.Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Y. Northcutt.He is survived by his three sisters, Marie Killingsworth of Montevallo, Sue Cox of McCalla, and Lynn Bush of Montevallo. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Northcutt (Mary) of Pelham; two special neighbors, Pete and Larry, and a host of...
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Doris Chism Lien

January 2, 1929 - April 3, 2015

Doris “Dee” Chism Lien, age 86, passed on April 3, 2015. A resident of Montevallo, Dee was a graduate of Alabama College with a degree in Music. She began her career teaching elementary school in North Dakota. During this time she met her husband, Glenn H. Lien (deceased). Upon moving to Alabama she taught piano lessons and was later the choral and band director at Montevallo High...
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Stephen Turney Taylor

March 18, 1952 - April 1, 2015

Stephen Turney Taylor, age 63, of Montevallo, died April 2, 2015. Known as “Big Daddy”, he loved to create and sell fishing lures from his home. He was graduated from the University of Montevallo, and was retired Lieutenant of the University of Montevallo Police Department. He was a member of Aldridge Assembly of God.He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Holt Taylor and sister...
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Robert O. Bean

January 20, 1917 - April 1, 2015

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Ernie Ray Dunn

October 27, 1927 - April 1, 2015

Ernie Ray Dunn of Chelsea, Alabama passed away on April 1st, 2015. Ernie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Francis Dunn; parents, Ollie & Ellen Dunn; brother, Ward Dunn; sister, Lottie Greene; sons, Jerry Dunn and Ernie S. Dunn; and daughter, Patricia Smith.He is survived by his children, David Ray Dunn, Mike Dunn, Mary Katherine Fulghum (Gene), Randy Dunn, Melissa...
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George L. Lucas

November 26, 1928 - March 31, 2015

George L. Lucas, age 86, passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2015 in Homewood, Alabama. Visitation will be Monday April 6, 2015 10a.m; at Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church in Homewood, Alabama. Following visitation there will be a service at 11a.m. with Reverend Nic Seaborn officiating. The graveside service will follow at Ryan's Crossings Baptist Church in Maylene, Alabama. He is preceded in death...
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Maria Chavez

February 7, 1961 - March 30, 2015

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

February 5, 1937 - March 30, 2015

Betty Faye Lucas age 78 of Montevallo went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lucas; son, Eugene Lucas; parents, Percy and Lorine Lawley; brother, Jerry Lawley.She is survived by her loving children, Ronald Lucas, Renae Lucas, Randy Lucas, James Lucas (Keri), and Robert Lucas; eight grandchildren and six great...
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Roy Monroe Brewer

April 5, 1959 - March 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Norman Malcome Brown

March 8, 1957 - March 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), MONTEVALLO, AL.
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Floyd Smitherman

February 6, 1927 - March 29, 2015

Floyd Smitherman of Route 1, Randolph, passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, March 29.Preceding him in death were his parents, Horace Smitherman and Saduthria Posey Smitherman; three brothers, Curtis, Grover, and Grady Smitherman; and one daughter, Donna Smith.He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lois Brown Smitherman; his children, Linda Shirley (Butch), Grace Pope (Sam), Vicki Fox, Jeff...
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Michael Fallin

December 9, 1994 - March 29, 2015

Michael Fallin went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2015. He was a graduate from Jemison High School with the Class of 2013. Michael was a member of the band, and was a very gifted Musician. He worked at Saginaw Pipe where he used his skills as a welder.Michael was a loving son, brother, and friend to many. He never met a stranger and he never failed to make anyone smile. Michael...
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Jimmie Dean Chadbourne

June 10, 1960 - March 25, 2015

Jimmie Dean Chadborne, of Smokey Road of Alabaster Alabama, passed away in the comfort of her own home Wednesday, March 25th 2015. She was born on June 10, 1960 in Alabama, daughter of Ivy Willadean Willams and Jimmy Sanders. Wife of Dwight Chadborne of 10 years. She is survived by, daughter Jessica Michele Sansone and her husband Brenten Sansone, daughter Brittany Ivy Bonin and husband Micheal...
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Theda Wyatt Nordan Dunham

March 28, 1921 - March 19, 2015

Theda Wyatt Nordan Dunham, 93, of Birmingham died on March 19, 2015.A longtime resident of Montevallo, AL, Theda spent the final years of her life at Covenant Place Assisted Living in Gardendale, AL.Born in Clanton in Chilton County on March 28, 1921, she attended public school there through the ninth grade and then moved to Montevallo with her family in 1935. She graduated from Montevallo High...
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Keith Oliver Shimel

September 7, 1932 - March 18, 2015

Keith Oliver Shimel, age 82, of Montevallo, died March 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ella Shimel; brothers, Byron Shimel and Walt Shimel; and sister, Helen Shimel. He is survived by his sons, Keith Oliver Shimel, Jr. (Heather) of Helena and Roger Lynn Shimel of Bibb County; daughter, Stephanie Ann Shimel Moore of Birmingham; stepdaughters, Teresa Williams of Clanton...
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Johnnie Robert White

January 18, 1929 - March 11, 2015

Johnnie Robert White III, (“Buddy, JR, Pops”), went to be with his Heavenly Father and was reunited with his bride on March 11, 2015. He was born in Danville, VA and graduated from Duke University in 1951. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret Dickinson White. JR moved to Greenville in 1967 and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and of the...
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Jean Wilson Frost

November 23, 1935 - March 9, 2015

Frost, Norma Jean Wilson, 79, of Calera, Alabama went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 9, 2015. She was proceeded in death by her parents, James Huey and Sarah Luesta Wilson and her brother, James Billy Wilson.She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edgar Givhan Frost; a son James Edgar (Jeanise) Frost and a daughter, Nena Frost (Tommy) Sanders; four grandchildren, Jill...
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Mike Michael Hale

November 5, 1951 - March 8, 2015

David Michael Hale, age 63, of Alabaster passed away on March 8, 2015. David was a veteran of the U. S. Army.He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn David Hale, and his brother, Randy Hale. David is survived by his mother, Betty Hale; his son, Craig Hale; his daughters, Angie West, Meagan Glass, and April Hale. He is also survived by his brother, Mark Hale (Rhonda), and his sisters Suzie...
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Sam Dickinson Adkins

December 15, 1924 - March 7, 2015

Sam Dickinson Adkins, age 90, of Montevallo, died March 7, 2015. He served in the US Navy during WWII and Korean War. He received his BS from the University of Alabama and retired from US Steel in 1984.Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Saxon Nix Adkins; and brother, Col. Walter Adkins. He is survived by his daughters, Delores Adkins of Montevallo and Sammie Cockrell (Bill) of Birmingham;...
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John Perry Culbert

October 22, 1959 - March 4, 2015

Beloved father, husband, and friend, John Perry Culbert was born on October 22nd, 1959 where he resided with his mother Margaret Anne Culbert and father Walter O’Neal Culbert in Tuscaloosa Alabama. John graduated from Northside High School with the class of 1978. With the love of football, John acquired many life-long friendships that still exists today. At the young age of eighteen John...
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Carl Glass

January 18, 1949 - March 3, 2015

Carl Glass, age 66 of Shelby, Alabama passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 03, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hermie Carl Glass Sr. and Betty June Wood Glass; sister, Joyce Ann Thomas. He loved shooting pool with all his buddies in the APA Pool League, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.Carl is survived by his loving wife of 13 years Angie (Lucas)...
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Margaret Fescko Walker

April 19, 1917 - March 2, 2015

Margaret “Peggy” Fescko Walker, age 97 of Alabaster, Alabama passed away peacefully at her home on March 02, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Fescko; husband, William Walker and eight siblings.Her surviving relatives include a daughter, Bobbie Patrissi (Richard); grandchildren, Beth Jasso (Arturo) and Craig Neidel (Tracey); great-granchildren, Kelly...
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Mary Garnett Goff

March 7, 1938 - March 1, 2015

Mary Garnett Goff, age 76 of Calera, Alabama passed away on Sunday, March 01, 2015 in Alabaster. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvel and Nellie Fletcher; brothers, Charles Reid Fletcher and Danny Earl Fletcher.Her surviving relatives include her loving husband of 62 years, Billy Goff; daughter, Joanna (Hugh) Morrison; sons, Kevin (Michelle) Howze and Chris (Tanya) Smith; brother, Don...
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Betty Irene Harris

July 30, 1942 - February 27, 2015

Betty Irene (Mackey) Harris passed away peacefully in Alabaster, Alabama on the 27th of February 2015, at the age of 72.Betty is survived by her husband, Jimmy Don Harris, of 48 years, along with 5 children, Scott Burrouth of St. Louis, Mo., Patty (James) Midgette of Pelham, Al., Kit (Leslie) Bozeman of Alabaster, Al., Becky (Robbie) Elmore of Maylene, Al., and Kim (Dale) Payne of Maylene, Al....
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Patricia Wood Clark

July 25, 1936 - February 26, 2015

Patricia Wood Clark, age 78 of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her home surrounded by family. Pat was a Seamstress and loved helping the community with her talent. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edgar Joe Clark and daughter, Carol Ann West.Pat is survived by her loving children, Danny Joe Clark of Montevallo, Anita Clark Weaver of Atmore, and...
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Jacob Daniel Killingsworth

July 24, 1991 - February 21, 2015

Jacob Daniel Killingsworth of Calera, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on February, 21, 2015. Born July 24, 1991 at Baptist Montclair Hospital, Jacob was always exceptionally kind hearted and musically inclined. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors; He worked at CMC in Calera; he also loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Jacob will be dearly...
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Chester Ray Goggins

April 13, 1924 - February 16, 2015

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Denny Maze Looney

May 31, 1953 - February 16, 2015

Denny Maze Looney Jr. was born in England May 31st, 1953 and passed away on February 16th, 2015. He served in the 101st Airborne Division (Army) and was honorably discharged in 1972. Denny has been faithfully devoted to his wife Bobbie Ann Looney for 36 years. Denny was a hard working father of four.He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters Ann Boyd, Lynn Boyd, Ginger Boyd (husband Phillip Lucas),...
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Betty Ann Fowler

November 6, 1960 - February 13, 2015

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Toby Dennis Bracknell

January 8, 1972 - February 10, 2015

Toby Dennis Bracknell left this earth on February 10, 2015. After graduating from Opelika High School, he served in the U.S. Army. After leaving the Army he was an Automotive Diagnostic Technician which led to his career in retail management. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Ultra Glide and camping with his family. He was always honored to ride and stand for fellow veterans with the Patriot...
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Evelyn Smith Vick

July 8, 1939 - February 9, 2015

Evelyn Smith Vick, age 75, of Montevallo, passed away February 9, 2015 surrounded by her family. Evelyn loved nothing more than spending time with her family, and making quilts for her children and grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Quention Vick; son, Jimmy Scurlock; granddaughter, Amy Scurlock; and brothers, Herman Smith and Buddy Smith. She is survived by her daughters,...
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James Alfred Pickett

October 24, 1918 - February 7, 2015

Alfred Pickett, age 96, of Pea Ridge, AL, died February 7, 2015.He served in the US Navy and US Army. Alfred was a coal miner for over 50 years.He was preceded in death by his wife, Venita Carroll Pickett; his parents, William Pickett and Elisabeth Kromer Pickett; 6 brothers; and 3 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Inez T. Pickett; son, Sydney Pickett (Linda) of Calera; stepson, James Garner ...
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Harold Frederick Thompson

July 26, 1930 - February 6, 2015

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Donald Edwin Whitten

May 10, 1936 - February 5, 2015

Donald “Don” Edwin Whitten, age 78, of Montevallo, passed away February 5, 2015. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Civitan International. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emma Whitten; sons, Thomas Whitten (Karron) of Alabaster and Micheal Whitten (Monica) of Montevallo; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Pat Mack of Swansen, SC and Sarah Nell...
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Kenneth David Moreland

November 2, 1976 - February 4, 2015

Kenneth “Kenny” Moreland, age 38, of Montevallo, passed away February 4, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Kenny attended Montevallo High School and worked for T&K Construction. He was a self-proclaimed “redneck” who loved to hunt and fish. He loved Alabama football, playing practical jokes and telling tall tales. His truest joy in life was spending time with the...
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Thomas Adam Smith

January 9, 1980 - January 30, 2015

Adam Smith, age 35 of Alabaster, AL passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Smith.Adam’s surviving relatives include his wife, Angel Smith; father, Tommy Smith; daughter, Savannah Smith; son, Trevor O’Conner; stepdaughter, Morgan Waid; stepson, Kalob Waid; brother, Andy Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronald and Charlotte Abney;...
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Arthur Warren Thompson

August 30, 1924 - January 25, 2015

Arthur W. “Tommy” Thompson, age 90, of Aiken, South Carolina, formerly of Hueytown, Alabama, died on January 25, 2015. He was a graduate of Jones Valley High School and served in the US Navy on the USS Lexington during World War II.He was preceded in death by his brother, Sidney Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Bullock Thompson; children, Edward Thompson (Patty),...
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William Thomas Massey

April 12, 1930 - January 20, 2015

William Thomas Massey "Billy", age 84 of Brierfield, AL went to be with Jesus on Tues, Jan. 20, 2015 in Alabaster. Mr. Massey was a lifelong resident of Alabaster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Bird Massey.Survived by Children Lynda Bowlin, Ken Massey and Fran , Jim Bowlin and Layne, Christy Henault and Martin; grandchildren, Chelsia Massey, Matthew Massey and Helen;...
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Annie Joyce Duncan

March 27, 1943 - January 19, 2015

Perry, Annie Joyce Duncan, age 71, of Maylene, AL died January 19, 2015. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in Maylene. She loved her family and going to yard sales.She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Duncan; mother, Annie Duncan; and brother, Bobby Duncan. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James M. Perry, Sr.; daughters, Gail Penhale (Garry) of Helena, Denise...
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Autry Eugene Davis

May 5, 1967 - January 19, 2015

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Elizabeth Louise Killingsworth

June 2, 1933 - January 17, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Killingsworth age 81, of Calera when home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in her home surrounded by family. Betty was a Kindergarten Teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Eugene and Johnnie Louise Alexander; husband, Cecil Killingsworth; granddaughter, Joy Killingsworth; brother, Byron Alexander.Her...
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Herbert Hughes Broadhead

January 23, 1941 - January 14, 2015

Herbert “Hub” Broadhead, age 73, of Calera, passed away January 14, 2015. Hub was a retired United Mine Worker and owned Broadhead Excavating. He was a loving father and Paw Paw, devoted friend to all, and an avid fisherman.He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Payne Broadhead; grandson, Jeremy Wayne McDonald; brothers, Leon Broadhead and Larry Broadhead; and sisters, Marie...
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George Lawrence Moyers

October 17, 1940 - January 13, 2015

George Lawrence Moyers of Centreville, Alabama, formerly of Hannibal, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the age of 74, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. George was a devout member of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church; he enjoyed helping others, and participated in many volunteer programs such as research studies for Alzheimer disease and delivering Meals...
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Frances Louise Nabors

February 22, 1921 - January 12, 2015

Frances Louise Lucas Nabors, age 93, of Montevallo, died January 12, 2015.She was a member ofSouthside Baptist Church and worked atThompson Elementary. She always put her family first. She was preceded in death byher husband of 60 years, Aaron Jasper Nabors;son, Allen Nabors;daughter-in-law Gloria Mills Nabors;parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lucas;2 brothers; and 6 sisters. She is survived by her...
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James Olen Page

November 18, 1924 - January 10, 2015

On Saturday, January 10, 2015 Jimmy Page (Pappy) went home to his Lord and Savior.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Sallie Page; brother L. B.; sisters, Era Johnson and Verttie McCombs; and ...
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Catherine Louise Easterling

June 3, 1939 - January 9, 2015

Catherine L. Wilson Easterling, age 75 of Montevallo passed away on Friday, January 09, 2015. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy Simmons.She is survived by her sons, Bobby Joe Simmons (Marsha) and Josh Simmons (Tina); daughter, Jamie Simmons; sisters, Anita Ross, Sheryl Tucker, Joyce Colburn, Marie Baker, and Jan Winchell; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces...
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Alna Smith Mathers

August 24, 1911 - January 7, 2015

Alna Smith Mathers, age 103, of Montevallo, died January 7, 2015. She was a member of Grace Christian Church, and enjoyed farming. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, John F. Mathers; parents, Leander and Ollie Smith; and sister, Marion Del Smith. She is survived by her cousin, Mary Louise Lockard; two very special friends, Steve Smith and Debbie Sweat; as well as numerous...
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Albert Lee Pickett

August 18, 1931 - January 5, 2015

Albert Lee Pickett, Sr. “Bro. AL”, age 83 of Pea Ridge, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on January 05, 2015.He was a pastor in the Pea Ridge Community for 30 years and a devoted Mason for over 50 years. Albert served his country proudly in the US Army Airborne Division.He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and three brothers.His surviving relatives include his...
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Jerry Wayne Cox

May 3, 1950 - January 4, 2015

Jerry Wayne Cox, age 64, of Alabaster, AL died at home with his family on January 4, 2015. Jerry was born in Siluria, AL to Austin & Polly Cox. He graduated from Thompson High School in 1968 and served in the Alabama National Guard. He retired as Branch Manager from LANCE after 30 years and from Greenwood Elementary School in McCalla. He served as Deacon at Siluria Baptist Church.He was...
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Donald Ray Beane

January 14, 1946 - December 30, 2014

Don Beane, age 68 of Montevallo, AL went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, JD and Ruth Beane; sister, Elaine Pickett; brothers, Jimmy and Teddy Beane; daughter, Donna Ray Beane.Don is survived by two sons, Stetson and Justin Beane; granddaughter, Makenzie Reece Beane; also numerous friends.Visitation will be held on Monday, January 05, 2015...
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Elbra Lillian Wilstach Plott

February 27, 1986 - December 30, 2014

Elbra Lillian “Lil” Wilstach Plott, 28, has found peace from the mental health issues that tormented her since adolescence. She passed away in her apartment in Birmingham on Dec. 30, 2014, just when it seemed she might be gaining control of her life again.She is survived by her son, Atticus Judd Osborn Plott, Montevallo; her parents, Bill Plott and Nancy Wilstach, Montevallo; her...
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Clyde Mortimer Winslett

March 11, 1922 - December 28, 2014

Clyde Mortimer Winslett, age 92, a lifelong resident of Montevallo, Alabama, died December 28, 2014. He worked for many years for The Coca Cola Bottling Company and retired from Seaman Timber Company. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry throughout his life.He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Henry and Amanda Winslett; brothers Craddock Winslett, John Winslett, Thomas Winslett, and...
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Mary Colleen Hughes

December 30, 1961 - December 27, 2014

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Marvin Brooks

April 7, 1937 - December 27, 2014

Marvin Elmer Brooks, Sr., age 77, of Leeds, AL, died December 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruth Brooks; and son, Kevin Brooks. He is survived by his daughters, Christie Mangleson (Russell), Kim Lyle, Marvine Noble (Troy), Brandy Holland, Terry McCrary (Jeremy); son, Marvin “Nub” Brooks, Jr. (Danielle); sisters, Jimmie Ellen, Novadean, and Polly;...
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Ruby Mae Lambert

July 2, 1925 - December 26, 2014

Ruby Mae Lambert, age 89½, of Helena, died December 26, 2014. She was a member of Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church and loved sewing for her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lambert. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Decker (Vincent); son, Kerry Lambert (Janie); 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Hortz and Louise Graves; and brother,...
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Bobby Fancher

August 18, 1934 - December 24, 2014

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Mamie Madelyn McKinney

December 26, 1927 - December 23, 2014

Madelyn McKinney, age 86, loving wife and mother, went home to be with her Lord on December 23, 2014. She is survived by her devoted husband of 68 years, Robert E. McKinney; her four children, Randy McKinney, Robin (Marie) McKinney, Kay (Jim) Thompson and Donna (Eddy) Quinley; and one sister, Mary Duffner of Fultondale. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.Graveside...
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