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Nayvee Isabella Sanchez

October 8, 2017 - January 28, 2018

Nayvee Isabella Sanchez, age 3 months old passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She was born on October 8, 2017 to Brittany Gibson and Leonardo Sanchez. Services will be held Wednesday, January 31st at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel at 2 PM with a visitation one hour prior to the service time.
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James K. ANDERS

June 4, 1930 - January 27, 2018


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Ed E. Salyers

December 12, 1943 - January 23, 2018

Mr. Ed Salyers.Born December 12, 1943 of Gardendale, AL, passed to his heavenly home on January 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeromy Williams, his parents, Ganus and Geneva Scarborough and his parents in love, Bill and Jearl Jones. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Jennifer Jones Salyers, his daughter, Jamie Salyers (Robbie), and his granddaughter, Brittany Williams....
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Eloise FLORENCE

August 15, 1935 - January 21, 2018

Eloise Florence, age 82 of Gardendale, AL passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Eloise was loved by all who knew her. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed. After graduating from Warrior High School she was employed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for 36 years. She later worked 10 years for Gardendale K-Mart in the pharmacy department. She was preceded in death by her...
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Jack Crosby Bates

November 13, 1936 - January 21, 2018

Jack Crosby Bates, Sr. age 81 of Pinson, AL passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. After a long struggle with cancer he slipped away from the body of flesh surrounded by his loving family. Jack was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. He was born and raised in Gardendale, AL and was a member of the Gardendale Church of Christ. Jack...
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Jesse Howard Barnett

January 9, 1941 - January 18, 2018

Jesse Howard Barnett, a resident of Cullman, Alabama was born on January 9, 1941 and he passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018 at the age of 77. Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Howard Barnett and mother, Dora Reed Barnett and a son, Brett Barnett.Jesse was a loving husband to Madeline Latham Barnett for 59 years; a father to Sammy (Sharon) Barnett, Billy (Kay) Barnett, Chris ...
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Annie Lou Harbin

December 7, 1922 - January 18, 2018

Annie Lou Pruitt Harbin, a resident of Northport was born in Nicholsville, Alabama on December 7, 1922 and passed away peacefully in Northport, Alabama at the age of 95. Annie Lou was a loving and caring wife and mother. Annie Lou was preceded in death by her parents Will Pruitt and Myrtle Ingram Pruitt; husband, Hubert Preston Harbin; sister, Mertie Mae Pruitt, and son, William Day. Annie Lou...
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William Ray Rooker

December 28, 1932 - January 18, 2018

William "Ray" Rooker, age 85, of Warrior, Alabama passed away on Thursday January 18, 2018. Ray was born December 28, 1932 in Remlap, Alabama. Ray loved to fish, ride his motorcycle, collect clocks of any kind, and he gathered five dollar bills in which he would give out to almost everyone. Ray was very active in the Masons for almost 60 years. He was a master Mason and he was a Past Master Mason...
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Doloris M. MOORE

November 24, 1936 - January 16, 2018

Doloris M. Moore, age 81 of Pinson, AL passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Mrs. Moore was born and raised in Jefferson County and enjoyed selling Avon Cosmetics for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Moore; parents, Mary and Dewey Hill; and a...
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James C. WALLER

May 10, 1933 - January 15, 2018


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Doris Tubbs McDaniel

August 14, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Doris Tubbs McDaniel, 86, of Gardendale passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. Mrs. McDaniel is preceded in death by her husband, Bill McDaniel, son, Michael McDaniel, sister, Carolyn Hosmer, and brother, Barney Tubbs. She is survived by her sons: Timothy (Debra) McDaniel and GySgt. Kelly (Kathy) McDaniel, USMC (Ret.); grandchildren: Kevin (Becky) McDaniel, Melanie Kvam (Peter), Kati Czachowski ...
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Inez Crump

June 16, 1926 - January 13, 2018

Mrs. Inez Alexander Crump, age 91 of Forestdale, AL passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Inez was born in Holly Grove, AL to a Nazarene Preacher and Christian mother. She was a strong Christian woman, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who exemplified a servant's heart. Inez was a charter member of the Forestdale Methodist Church, member of the Sandusky...
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Harold A. Skelton

March 14, 1943 - January 12, 2018

Harold A. Skelton, a resident of Gardendale, Alabama, was born in Republic, Alabama on March 14, 1943 and he passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 at the age of 74. Harold graduated from Minor High School, He retired from the Social Security Administration after over 40 years of service, and he was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and loved to ride.Harold was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Edwin Prestidge

November 16, 1959 - January 11, 2018

Edwin "Earl" Prestidge, a resident of Morris, Alabama was born in Oneonta, Alabama on November 16, 1959, and he passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018 at the age of 58. Earl was a loving son, brother and uncle. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be greatly missed.Earl was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Prestidge. He is survived by his mother, Carol...
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Patricia A. Lewis

February 1, 1948 - January 11, 2018

Patricia A. Lewis, a resident of Pinson, Alabama, was born in Gadsden, Alabama, on February 1, 1948, and she passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018 at the age of 69. Patricia retired from the Sterilite Corporation after 30 years of service. She was a loving mother and grandmother and aunt and she had many friends. She was known as "Nanny Bub" to those that knew her. She was loved dearly by...
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Marie N. Osborn

September 23, 1917 - January 10, 2018

Marie Nichols Osborn, age 100 was born September 23, 1917 in Gardendale, AL and passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Marie was a longtime member of Gardendale First Baptist Church where she played the piano and organ for many years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Marie was...
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Gary Lagrone Hodges

April 10, 1945 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, Gardendale, AL.
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John David Cannon

December 9, 1968 - January 9, 2018

John David Cannon, was born in Dickson, Tennessee on December 9, 1968, to John Wayne Cannon (deceased) and Nelda Kay Cannon. He honorably served his country in the US Air Force and fought during Desert Storm. John died at home in Mount Olive, Alabama on January 9, 2018 with his wife of 26 years, Lisa Drake Cannon, and sons, Kiefer Dylan & Drake Scot, by his side. We will celebrate his life on...
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Ruby G. McGuffie

February 23, 1928 - January 8, 2018

Ruby G. "Johnnie" Webb McGuffie, age 89 of Birmingham passed away peacefully Monday evening, January 8, 2018. She was well loved and will be greatly missed. Johnnie was office manager at McGuffie Heating and Cooling for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bert "Boots" McGuffie; parents, Felix and Vela Webb; step-mother Edna Webb; 5 brothers, Clarence, Lecil, Harold "Bill...
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Jesse D. Booker

August 10, 1943 - January 7, 2018

Jesse D. Booker, Jr. August 10, 1943 – January 7, 2018 He is survived by two sisters, Linda Green (Charles) and Lynn Glover (Mike), and one brother George Parsons (Judy). He is also survived by his best friends Derek and Loree Beeson. Jesse was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, where he served as organist for the last 25 years. He served 16 years as the administrator of the Resource...
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Joseph F. Donaldson

February 22, 1936 - January 7, 2018

Joseph F. Donaldson, age 81 died on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his home in Birmingham, Alabama.Born February 22, 1936 in Birmingham, Alabama. Joe graduated from Phillps High School in 1954. At the age of 19, he joined the Air Force where he played the following base sports: football, baseball, basketball and fast pitch soft ball. He traveled all over the United States from the Atlantic to the...
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Ralph FINE

October 12, 1933 - January 7, 2018

Ralph Fine, 84 of Gardendale, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a brief illness. Mr. Fine was a member of Gardendale Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church for over 25 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Della Fine, brothers Arnold, George, Pete and Abe Jr. Godfrey, sisters, Bernice...
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William Roy Mansell

May 14, 1942 - January 5, 2018

William "Roy" Mansell, Jr., a resident of Morris, Alabama, was born in Tarrant, Alabama on May 14, 1942, and he left this world on January 5, 2018 to walk the streets of gold with his Lord and Savior. Roy retired from the City of Tarrant, and he was a member of Kimberly Church of God.Roy is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Mansell; his parents, William R. Mansell, Sr., and Tessie Lee...
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William A. Poe

July 15, 1940 - January 5, 2018

William A. Poe, a resident of Kimberly, Alabama was born in Wylam, Alabama on July 15, 1940 and he passed away on January 5, 2018 at the age of 77. William was a member of Grace Point at Mt. Olive, United Methodist Church. He enjoyed Fishing, NASCAR, and Alabama Football. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and he cherished the time he was able to spend with his family.William was...
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Patricia Gail Hurst Hicks

February 27, 1944 - January 4, 2018

Patricia Gail Hurst Hicks, a resident of Gardendale, AL, was born in Birmingham, AL on February 27, 1944 and she passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018 at the age of 73. Patricia was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years, and Fountain Heights United Methodist Church in her younger years. She enjoyed writing short stories,...
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John Dennis Walker

March 14, 1945 - January 4, 2018

John Dennis Walker, a current resident of Leeds, Alabama, was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 14, 1945 and he passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018 at the age of 72. John lived in Gardendale, Alabama for many years until after he retired from ACIPCO after 40 years of employment. John was an avid outdoorsman and his passion was fishing. He was a loving family man and he enjoyed the...
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Charles R. Furgason

July 12, 1944 - January 3, 2018

Charles (Furg) Furgason Born July 12, 1944, Passed away Jan. 3, 2018. He thanked God every morning for another beautiful day. Charles was preceded in death by father, Dillard Furgason and mother, Margaret Argo, two brothers and five sisters. He is survived by his wife, Marie Furgason, children, Kristi Boulware (Bill), Jason Furgason (Joani), Angela Weyker and John Hogan, Jr; grandchildren,...
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Jimmy Love

June 23, 1946 - January 2, 2018

Jimmy Harold Love, 71, passed away on January 2, 2018 in Birmingham.He was a retired truck driver that loved to travel and the crimson tide.He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearlie and Ruth, his brother Clyde and his wife Pat and his son Michael. He was survived by his children Natalie McPherson(Terry) and Sandra Fields(Robert) and three grandchildren Aubrey and Elijah McPherson and Dylan...
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Shirley H. McMeans

June 22, 1939 - January 1, 2018

Shirley Ann Hulsey McDonald McMeans formerly of Fultondale, AL passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 78. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Shirley was preceded in death by husband, William "Bill" McDonald; parents, Eugene Hulsey and Bernice Hulsey; a brother, Thurston Hulsey; sisters, Nell Davison and Joyce Reno. She...
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Maude M. Schnittker

April 17, 1921 - December 29, 2017

Maude M. Schnittker, a resident of Mt. Olive, Alabama, was born in Bear Creek, Alabama on April 17, 1921 and she passed away peacefully on December 29, 2017 at the age of 96. Maude was a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ for over 60 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she loved her family dearly and cherished the time she spent with them. She was a faithful Christian and...
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Clyde Minyard

March 1, 1938 - December 26, 2017

Clyde T. Minyard, age 79 of Blount County, AL (Selfville) passed away on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017. Mr. Minyard worked most of his life in the grocery business as a butcher. After retirement he opened a hot dog stand and enjoyed operating it and making customers his friends. He served his country proudly as a veteran of the Alabama National Guard. He and his wife Frances "Sadie", were members...
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Ralph Blakeney

January 1, 1951 - December 25, 2017

Ralph "King" Blakeney, Jr. went to heaven on December 25, 2017. Ralph worked for the railroad most of his life until he was injured in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, spending time in the country working his land and hanging out with his brother Rocky. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janice Blakeney; daughters, Paige Blakeney, Karen Beyke and Stacey Blakeney; grandchildren, Josh, Summer...
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Audrey E. Pugh

April 16, 1931 - December 23, 2017

Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 beginning at 12 noon in West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win, AL. Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, Gardendale, AL.
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Michael Edward Haney

September 28, 1958 - December 22, 2017

Michael Edward Haney, a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee on September 28th, 1958 and he passed away in Alabaster, Alabama on December 22nd, 2017 at the age of 59. Mike graduated from Woodlawn High School with the class of 1977 and he was employed as a Technician with Maclean Power Systems. He was a member of the Sons of the Confederacy, Birmingham Chapter. He...
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Leo NIX

November 28, 1923 - December 17, 2017

Leo Nix, age 94, of Fultondale, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 17, 2017, surrounded by his family. He retired from Stockham Valves & Fittings but continued running his wholesale tire business until 1989. He was a member of Pineywood Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Aline Crittenden Nix; brothers, Ozell Nix and Edward Nix; and sister, Cleo Smith. He is...
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Margaret C. Ogburn

March 2, 1930 - December 16, 2017

Ogburn, Margaret Catherine (Hipp)March 2, 1930 – December 16, 2017Margaret Ogburn, Age 87. She is preceded in death by her parents William J.T. Hipp and Stella May (Dykes) Hipp; sister, Carolyn (Hipp) Lowery, brother, Chalmers Hipp; brothers in law, Lewis Aitken, Troy Coffee, Frank Coshatt; sister in law, Marsh (Gallops) Hipp. She is survived by her loving husband Gerald A. Ogburn; sisters,...
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Betty Franklin

October 6, 1933 - December 16, 2017

Franklin, Betty Jane Dorough GloverBetty was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 6, 1933. She left for her heavenly home on Saturday, December 16, 2017. She was preceeded in death by her mother, Willie L. Dorough,father, Clarence O. Dorough, brother, Herbert Leon Dorough, husband, James Alvin Glover, and late husband, Lee Edward Franklin. Betty is a member of Gardendale Mount Vernon United...
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John E. Yeager

July 18, 1928 - December 16, 2017

Johnny E Yeager Sr. (Big John) 89, of mount Olive, Alabama passed away on Saturday December 16, 2017 at home amongst his family. Naval veteran serving on the USS El Dorado and Served in the Korean War Johnny was preceded in death by his son Johnny E Yeager Jr. He is survived by his wife Lola, son Jeff and his wife Kristin, grandchildren Allyson, Grant, Hope and Grace. Grandchildren Chris Yeager...
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Frank A. Tortorici

February 7, 1948 - December 14, 2017

Frank A. Tortorici, Sr., a resident of CenterPoint, Alabama was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 7, 1948 and he passed away peacefully at his home, on December 14, 2017 at the age of 69. Frank had a long career in sales and drove a school bus after his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and he was a Past President of the Elks Lodge...
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Regina Daun Aaron

March 1, 1959 - December 14, 2017

Regina "Duan" Aaron, graduated from Oneonta High School in 1977. She attended Snead State Junior College from 1977 to 1978 and then the University of Montevallo from 1978 to 1981 graduating with a Bachelor's of Social Work degree.Daun worked for The American Red Cross for many years and then with the Jefferson County Housing Authority for 17 years. Daun was currently employed with the Blount...
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Patty Gunn Hardy

March 4, 1969 - December 13, 2017

Patty Gunn Hardy, 48Patty Gunn Hardy died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.She is survived by her son, David Thomas Hardy, and grandson, Rhian Lamar Hardy. Also surviving are her siblings, Laura McLaughlin, Rashel Rodgers, and Tony Gunn, and lots of nieces and nephews. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Sandi Hawkins and Lawson Gunn...
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Majorine O. Stone

November 1, 1932 - December 11, 2017

Majorine O. Stone is survived by her son Ronald Stone (Pam), three grandsons, Keith Stone (Crystal), Jeremy Stone and Daniel Ray (Emily), two great-granddaughters Kaileigh and Hayleigh Ray, a number of nieces and nephews and a sister, Marie Ogletree. She was preceded in death by her husband H L Stone, parents Marvin and Dora Ogletree, her brother B M Ogletree and three sisters, Vena Ogletree,...
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Sheila C. Russell

July 23, 1952 - December 8, 2017

Sheila C. Russell, a resident of Mt. Olive, Alabama, was born in Anniston, Alabama on July 23rd, 1952 and she passed away peacefully on December 8, 2017 at the age of 65. Sheila was a graduate of Gardendale High School. She loved her family dearly and cherished the time she spent with them, her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She also loved her pets and considered them to be part...
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Margaret Powell

September 16, 1937 - December 7, 2017

Powell, Margaret Anne Archer, age 80 of Gardendale, AL passed away on December 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Powell, Sr. Survivors include her children, Kenneth Powell, Jr. (Linda), David Powell (Maggie), Bob Powell (Karen) and Steve Powell (Tammy); nine grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm at...
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Norman L. Thacker

December 1, 1929 - December 6, 2017

Norman L. Thacker, age 88 of Gardendale, AL passed away on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Mr. Thacker served his country proudly as a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He worked at ACIPCO, sometimes up to 7 days a week for over 63 years. When he did have some leisure time he enjoyed working in...
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L. JoAnn Rhea

March 28, 1933 - December 6, 2017

L. JoAnn Rhea was born March 28, 1933 in Owosso, Michigan to Ralph Benham and Margaret Tate Benham. After the death of her father, when JoAnn was 3 years old, her mother married William E. Strodel and the family moved to Sturgis, Michigan. Mr. Strodel was a good Christian man and loving husband and father to the family. JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Rhea, whom she...
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Mae L. Leatherwood

June 5, 1944 - December 4, 2017

Mae L. Leatherwood, age 73 of Pinson passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. Mae was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, John A. Leatherwood; her son, Wayne Hill (Shannon); daughters, Karen Matthews, Rhonda Hill, and Patricia Findley (Steve); brothers, Joseph Knight and George Knight (Ruth); a sister, Joyce...
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Jimmie D. Graves

August 2, 1926 - December 3, 2017

Jimmie Dee Alexander Graves of Fultondale, AL passed away on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at the age of 91. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Mrs. Graves was a longtime member of Gardendale's First Baptist Church where she was very active over the years in the pre-school department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira B....
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Joy Jones

November 22, 1983 - December 2, 2017

Joy LaKay James Jones of Gardendale, AL passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the age of 34. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, and sister who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Jerry Hicks and Harold James. She is survived by her parents, her father, Kenneth James (Christina) and her mother, Tina Hicks James (Douglas...
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Mary J. Sparks

November 10, 1945 - November 30, 2017

A memorial service for Mary J. Sparks will be held on Saturday, Decemer 9th, 2017 at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Warrior, AL. Visitation will begin at 10 am with a rosary service at 10:30 and a funeral mass to follow at 11am.
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Helen Fay Archer

January 16, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Helen Fay Archer "Aunt Helen", a resident of Gardendale, Alabama, was born in Banger, Alabama on January 16, 1928 and she went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2017 at the age of 89. Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church Mount Olive. She owned and operated Aunt Helen's Day Care at her home for many years. She loved her family dearly and cherished the time she spent with them, she...
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Ethel V. GRAHAM

May 17, 1923 - November 29, 2017

Ethel Vlahakes Graham of Fultondale, AL passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 94. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was very much loved and will be missed. Ethel was of the Greek Orthodox faith and had worked in her family restaurant business for years before retirement. Later, she decided to go back to work and worked in food services...
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Kenneth Wayne Dillard

February 26, 1968 - November 28, 2017

Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" Dillard II passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at his home in Gardendale at the age of 49. He is survived by his daughter Katie, son Cody, fiancée Lisa Goolsby (Melanie, Maya, Megan), and brother Allen (Lydia). Kenny was employed at AkzoNobel Coatings as a maintenance mechanic for over 25 years, and served as a deacon at Beechwood Baptist Church. He was passionate...
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Iona Allgood Schrader

March 16, 1929 - November 28, 2017

Iona Allgood Schrader, a resident of Gardendale, Alabama was born in Winston County, Alabama on March 16, 1929 and she went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 2017, at the age of 88. Iona was a teacher and she started her teaching career in Cullman County. She then taught kindergarten at Gardendale First Baptist Church and later often did substitute teaching in the Gardendale area. She was...
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Steven S. James

September 1, 1955 - November 26, 2017

Steven Scott James, age 62 of Pinson, AL was born in Birmingham, AL on September 1, 1955 and passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Steve was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. He attended Palmerdale Baptist Church and was retired from CSX Railroad with over 35 years of service. After retirement he and his wife Pam enjoyed working...
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Thomas Booker

October 16, 1935 - November 26, 2017

Thomas Eugene Booker, age 82, went to be with the Lord November 26, 2017. He was born at home in the Castle Heights community on land that his Great Grandfather homesteaded in 1873 to Thomas and Hattie Booker. He attended schools at New Castle Elementary, Lewisburg Middle High and Mortimer Jordan High School. In the 1950's he was drawn to the "fast cars" at the time owning two 1940 Ford Coupes....
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Lawrence Copeland

January 21, 1925 - November 24, 2017

Lawrence "Jack" Copeland, a resident of Pinson, Alabama, was born in Warrior, Alabama, on January 21st, 1925 and he passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 24, 2017 at the age of 92. Jack was a devoted family man and loved his family very muched, he will be greatly missed.Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Bertie Copeland; three brothers, Eugene Copeland...
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Wayne Cameron Hurst

February 25, 1957 - November 24, 2017

A visitation will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00pm; graveside service at 3:30pm in Oakwood Memorial Gardens, Gardendale, Alabama. The family will host a time of fellowship at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel following the graveside service.Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, Gardendale, AL.
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Humphrey Meeks

September 5, 1931 - November 23, 2017

Humphrey Ira Meeks, age 86 passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Mr. Meeks was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict on the USS Skagit. He retired from Joslyn Manufacturing as a plant manager and he served his Lord faithfully as a member of...
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Buddy Rex Sanders

May 5, 1939 - November 21, 2017

Buddy Rex Sanders, a resident of Gardendale, AL, was born on May 5, 1939 and he went home to be with the Lord on November 21, 2017 at the age of 78. Buddy graduated from Hayden High School and he owned and operated the Tarrant Transmission Service. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and family man and cherished his family.Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Hobart and Jessie...
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Billy Neal Hyde

February 11, 1940 - November 21, 2017

Billy Neal Hyde, a resident of Foley, Alabama (formally of Gardendale) was born in Walker County, Alabama on February 11, 1940 and passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017 at the age of 77. Billy was a loving family man and he enjoyed the time he spent with his family. He was a member of the Foley First Baptist Church.Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Prince Albert and Ester...
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Alma Lawrence

January 23, 1928 - November 21, 2017

Alma Lawrence, a resident of Gardendale, Alabama, was born in Shades Mountain, Alabama on April 23, 1928 and she passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017 at the age of 89. Alma retired from Protective Life Insurance Company after over 20 years of service. She was a long time member of Gardendale Presbyterian Church. She loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them and she was...
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Boyd M. Kirkpatrick

January 25, 1943 - November 20, 2017

Boyd M. Kirkpatrick, age 74 of Gardendale, AL passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. He was well loved and will be greatly missed. Mr. Kirkpatrick retired from Local 92 Ironworkers Union with more than 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Rachel Kirkpatrick; a son, Joey Kirkpatrick; parents, Ellard and Hazel Kirkpatrick; and brother, Jay Kirkpatrick. He is...
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Susan W. Jarvis

January 13, 1940 - November 20, 2017

Susan W. Jarvis of Gardendale, AL passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the age of 77. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Susan was a member of Gardendale's Mt. Vernon's United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her "Red Hat Society" and Bunco friends. She retired from teaching school at Gardendale Elementary in 1997...
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Johnnie Lou Hargreaves

September 27, 1917 - November 18, 2017

Johnnie Lou Phillips Hargreaves, September 27, 1917 -November 18, 2017. Age 100, peacefully joined her heavenly family on November 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harold Hargreaves; her parents, Lou Allison (Jenny) Freeman Phillips and Alfred Milton Phillips; and her brothers, Milton and Hugh Phillips ; She is survived by one son, Trevelyn (Mary) Hargreaves; two...
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Pauline S. BARKSDALE

March 6, 1925 - November 17, 2017

Pauline Icielee Schmidt Barksdale, 92, of Fultondale, passed away on November 17, 2017. She is survived by her son, Randy Carl Henderson; 4 granddaughters, Lynette Collins, Lisa Harris, Amy Henderson, and Brandy Johnson; 8 great grandchildren; special niece Anita Dillon, and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two husbands: Carl C. Henderson and Howard C. Barksdale;...
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Jerry Dean Ehl

February 24, 1972 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, Gardendale, AL.
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Zachary Keith Speights

April 27, 1994 - November 16, 2017

Zachary Keith "Zac" Speights, a resident of Warrior, Alabama, was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 27, 1994 and passed away on November 16, 2017 at the age of 23. Zac lived life to the fullest and enjoyed making people laugh. He loved his family and spending time with them and he will be greatly missed.Zac is survived by his mother, Tammy Witt; step-father, Keith Witt; father, Carl Jones; his...
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James Harold Ratliff

April 28, 1927 - November 16, 2017

James "Harold" Ratliff, Sr., a resident of Gardendale, was born in the town of Walter, in Cullman County on April 28, 1927 and he passed away peacefully on November 16, 2017 at the age of 90. Harold served our country in the US Army, 72nd Constabulary Unit, 3rd Army under Gen. Patton, 1945 - 1947 in Stuttgart, Germany as a military policeman. He worked with the Cullman Power Board from 1950 until...
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Linda A. Duke

May 7, 1943 - November 15, 2017

Linda Anita Duke of Gulf Shores, AL and formerly of Adamsville passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 74. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Linda was a member of Oyster Bay Baptist Church in Gulf Shores and was a retired hairdresser. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Catherine Sullivan; and a...
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Frances L. Haney

October 25, 1945 - November 12, 2017

Frances Loraine Haney was born October 25th, 1945 and passed away on November 12, 2017. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. She enjoyed more than anything being with her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Zana Hamilton of Ensley, AL; a grandson, Justin Hayes Haney; her...
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Dwight Dwight Wilson

January 18, 1947 - November 11, 2017

Earl Dwight Wilson, 70, of Hayden Alabama went home to be with His Lord on Saturday, Nov 11, 2017. He is survived by Bobbie Roberts Wilson, his loving wife of 51 years; Son, Jeff Wilson (Daphne); Grandson, Evan Wilson (Catey); Great Grandchildren, Madden and Turner; Sisters, Jeanette Cotner (Bobby), and Barbara Witcher; Father- in-Law Therold Roberts; Brother-in-Law Jimmy Roberts; several nieces...
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Lavon Nelson

June 24, 1938 - November 10, 2017

Lavon Nelson, a resident of Morris, Alabama, was born in Fayette, Alabama, on June 24, 1938 and he passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 at the age of 79. Lavon graduated from Mortimer Jordan High School and he proudly served our country in the US Navy. He retired from CSX Railroad after a 30 year career. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening; basically he just loved the outdoors....
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Angie Brown Davis

August 5, 1969 - November 9, 2017

Angie Brown Davis, a resident of Kimberly, was born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 5th, 1969. She passed away on November 9th, 2017 at the age of 48. Angie graduated from Fultondale High School. She worked for State Farm Insurance with Agent Mike Kennedy on Valleydale Road. She had a passion for animals, especially her precious Red Lab, Hayden.Angie was preceded in death by her dear friend,...
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Muriel Y. Douglas

January 12, 1934 - November 6, 2017

Muriel Ruth Young Douglas, age 83 of Morris, AL passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Muriel retired from the Jefferson County Board of Education where she taught as a Special Education Aide at the Burkett Center for the Multi Handicapped for over 14 years. She was a longtime member of...
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Johnny LaWayne Morris

July 20, 1965 - November 6, 2017

Johnny LaWayne Morris, a resident of Cullman, Alabama, (formally of Fultondale) was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 20th, 1965 and he passed away peacefully on November 6th, 2017 at the age of 52. Johnny owned and operated his own plumbing company for many years. He loved his family very much and enjoyed all the time he spent with them. He was a best friend to his sons and he will be greatly...
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Betty SHELTON

January 18, 1944 - November 5, 2017

Betty Ree Hawkins Shelton, of Gardendale, Alabama, passed away on November 5, 2017. She was a devoted member of Gardendale Mt. Vernon Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy Ree Hawkins and Naomi Hurst Hawkins of Fultondale, Alabama. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Leigh Ikner, of Hoover; her son Joseph Ashley Ingram (Holly S. Ingram) of Vestavia Hills; two...
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Donna P. Burton

March 27, 1935 - November 5, 2017

Donna P. Burton, age 82 of Gardendale, AL passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Donna was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. She worked as a registered nurse for over 50 years and retired from Princeton Hospital with 30 years of service. Later she volunteered as needed but enjoyed spending all her time with family and grandchildren....
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Donzil Conner Sheridan

January 14, 1935 - October 31, 2017

Donzil "Don" Conner Sheridan, a resident of Pinson, AL, was born in Beckley, West Virginia on January 14, 1935 and he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on October 31, 2017 at the age of 82. Don was a member of CenterPoint Church of the Nazarene. He loved his family dearly and cherished the time he spent with them.He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and...
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Rebecca Hill Lowman

September 25, 1955 - October 30, 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Lowman, a resident of Remlap, Alabama, was born on July 25th, 1955 and passed away on October 30th, 2017 at the age of 62. Becky retired from O'Neal Steel after a career with over 30 years of service. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and hunting. She loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. She will be greatly missed.Becky was preceded in death by...
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Ronald Callahan

September 29, 1935 - October 30, 2017

Ronald Callahan, age 82 of Pawnee passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. He enjoyed fishing and loved to cook and have fish fries for his Pawnee Baptist Church friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mereda Shirley Callahan. Ronald is survived by his loving family, his...
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William Patrick Armstrong

December 28, 1934 - October 29, 2017

William Patrick Armstrong passed peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. He was born December 28, 1934 in Homerville, Georgia. Patrick lived a full life, bringing love and laughter to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Raised in Central Park here in Birmingham, he attended and graduated from West End High School. He earned many degrees throughout his lifelong love of education, culminating...
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Ada Wynell Garrison

June 4, 1930 - October 26, 2017

Ada Wynell Garrison a resident of Gardendale, AL, was born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 4th, 1930 and passed away peacefully on October 26th, 2017 at the age of 87. Ada was a member of Gardendale Presbyterian Church and she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family.Ada was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Minnie Garrison; a sister, Lois Bunn; and a niece, Brenda...
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Stephen Scott Pair

May 15, 1961 - October 25, 2017

Stephen Scott Pair, a resident of Hayden, Alabama was born on May 15, 1961 and passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017 at the age of 56. Scott was given the family nickname of "Tex" by his father, and his classmates at Gardendale called him "Pugs." Scott was a master cabinet maker and enjoyed owning his own business. He attended Gardendale First Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors and...
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Joe K. Adams

September 8, 1950 - October 23, 2017

Joe K. Adams of Fultondale passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of 67. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 2 PM at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel with visitation one hour prior to service time. Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, Gardendale, AL.
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Carol Fay Odom

November 11, 1940 - October 22, 2017

Carol Fay Odom, age 76 of Birmingham, aL was called home on Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was born November 11, 1940, in Birmingham, AL to William G. Odom, Sr. and Frances Hawkins Odom. Carol is preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, William "Bill" Odom, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Odom of Shelby County, AL; a brother, Dean Odom (Brenda) of Georgia; special friend,...
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Betty Robbins

April 3, 1957 - October 22, 2017

Betty Robbins of Morris, Al passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the age of 60. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. She loved spending time with her family, especially at the lake or would just call them up on the phone to catch up. She was a member of the Farley Mission Church in North Jefferson County. She was preceded in...
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Dorothy Owens Smith

November 7, 1929 - October 21, 2017

Dorothy Owens Smith of Columbia, South Carolina and formerly of Morris, AL passed away Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" K. Smith; a son, Billy Smith; brothers, Charles Owens and Esmonde Owens. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Keown (Tommy) and her son, Johnny Smith (Sylvia); daughter-in-law, Barbara Smith; her...
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Sarah Hartley

June 23, 1943 - October 19, 2017

Sarah Irene Wright (Hartley), a longtime resident of Gardendale, AL passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the age of 74. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Irene was a member of Gardendale's Central Baptist Church where she loved and served her Lord. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Webb and a son, Jason Wright. She...
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Judy McCormick Butler

October 21, 1954 - October 17, 2017

Judy McCormick Butler, a resident of Kimberly, AL was born October 21st, 1954 and passed away peacefully in her home on October 17th, 2017 at the age of 62. Judy retired after 36.5 years of federal service with the Mining Safety and Health Administration where she became the first female Mine Inspector in the United States of America. She received a Master Gardner Certification from Wallace State...
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William Blair Herrmann

December 13, 1944 - October 17, 2017

William Blair "Butch" Herrmann, age 72 of Oneonta, AL passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Butch attended Minor High School and worked many years as a mechanic in the automotive business. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Herrmann and Edith Jo Golforth Herrmann; step-mother, Mary J. Herrmann; brother, John Earl Herrmann; and a sister, Mary Jo Herrmann Strickland. He is...
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Layla Nicole Hughes

December 15, 2008 - October 16, 2017

Layla Nicole Hughes, age 8 of Fultondale, AL passed away on October 16, 2017. Layla's true passion was playing softball, which was one of her favorite pastimes. She had a loving heart and never met a stranger. She is survived by her mother, Kayla McCuistion; father, Warren (Pennie) Hughes; brothers and sister, Cayden, Jessa and William; grandparents, Barbara Hughes, Joe Singleton, Lisa Pearson...
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Betty Childers Hampton

October 16, 1934 - October 16, 2017

Betty Childers Hampton of Morris, AL passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the age of 83. Betty was a graduate of Warrior High School. She retired from the University of Florida where she served in administration for many years. Betty was a very loving person who cared for her family beyond measure. She was always so very thoughtful of others and she loved her God. She lived most of her life...
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Louie Gerald Moore

July 26, 1935 - October 13, 2017

Louie Gerald "Jerry" Moore, a resident of Bessemer, AL was born in Birmingham on July 26, 1935 and Jerry went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2017 at the age of 82. Jerry proudly served our nation in the United States Army and he was a member of the Castle Heights Baptist Church. Although Jerry never had any children of his own, he loved and treated his nieces and nephews and step son as...
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Wd Hudson

April 24, 1952 - October 11, 2017

Wallace David "WD" Hudson, a resident of Gardendale, AL, was born in Pontiac, Michigan on April 24, 1952 and passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017 at the age of 65. WD was a wonderful son and brother and he loved to spend time with his family and he will be greatly missed. He retired from AT&T after 47 years of service and he enjoyed music, fishing and Alabama football.WD is survived by...
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William F. Lewis

May 16, 1924 - October 10, 2017

William Freelin Lewis, age 93 of Mt. Olive passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 9, 2017. Mr. Lewis was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. He was born in Birmingham on May 16, 1924. Mr. Lewis was a faithful member of the Mt. Olive Alliance Church and is now with his Lord and Savior. He was retired from Akzo Chemical Coating...
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Lola D. Hill Jolly

October 3, 1932 - October 10, 2017

Lola D. Hill Jolly, a resident of Warrior, was born in Sulphur Springs, Alabama on October 3rd, 1932 and she passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017 at the age of 85. Lola loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time working out in her yard, and she also enjoyed painting, and spending time with her family and friends.Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Emma Hill, her husband,...
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Shirley Gene Scroggins

July 26, 1936 - October 9, 2017

Shirley Gene Scroggins, a resident of Gardendale, AL, was born in Springfield, Missouri on July 26, 1936 and passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at the age of 81. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Gardendale Mt. Vernon UMC and the Lenora Holt Circle where she served the Lord for many years.Shirley was preceded in...
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Katie B. Motte

January 3, 1919 - October 9, 2017

Katie B. Motte of Warrior, AL passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at the young age of 98. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Katie was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Willard "Jack" Motte. Survivors include her children, two daughters, June Mayfield (Steve) and Betty Vail (Jim);...
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Carolyn A. Davis

July 23, 1929 - October 8, 2017

Carolyn Oswalt Davis of Pinson, Alabama passed away on October 7, 2017. She was a native of Sturgis, Mississippi and attended Mississippi College. She was a member of First Baptist Church Pinson. Mrs. Davis and her husband, George, had owned the Western Auto Store in Tarrant, Alabama and made many life long friends there. After buying a farm in Pinson, they built the "Turkey Creek Air Strip"...
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