Miscellaneous Chilton County, Alabama Obituaries

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Omega Henley Gaddy
Funeral services for Omega Henley Gaddy, 86, Cook Springs, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roland Davis officiating.
 

Jeffie Leona Adams
Funeral services for Jeffie Leona Adams, 87, Clanton, were held on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at New Cedron Baptist Church, with Rev. Lyn Rowe, Rev. Alton Bristow, and Rev. Herschel Blalock officiating.
 

Elsie Sims Chandler
Funeral services for Elsie Sims Chandler, 74, Billingsley, will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mike Wyatt officiating.

Lucille Taylor Allen
Funeral services for Lucille Taylor Allen, 89, a resident of Macon, Ga., and formerly of Montgomery, will be held in Montgomery on Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Leak Memory Chapel, with Rev. Jay Wolf officiating. 
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, with Leak Memory Chapel directing. 
 

Mary Nell Blankenship
Funeral services for Mary Nell Blankenship, 66, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Wendell Kelley officiating.
Burial will follow at Providence Baptist Cemetery No. 2 in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
 

Ruth Ella Dean
Ruth Ella Dean, 72, Thorsby, died on Sept. 29, 1999. She was born in New Jersey on July 1, 1927, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robinson.
 

Dean Stroud
Funeral services for Dean C. Stroud, 69, Clanton, were held at New Covenant Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Frank Nelson, Rev. Charles Brooks, and Rev. Charles Mims officiating. 
Burial will follow at Bethany Mississippi Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 

Steve Jones
A memorial service for Steve Jones, 37, Brent, will be held at Centreville Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ken Fuller officiating and Rocko's Funeral Home directing.
 

Robert Hershell Hayes
Funeral services for Robert Hershell Hayes, 60, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
 

Irvin Z. Hudman 
Funeral services for Irvin Z. Hudman, 85, Verbena, will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at 3 p.m. at Floyd Baptist Church, with Rev. Jack Drinkwater officiating.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
 

Lillie Mae Jones
Funeral services for Lillie Mae Jones, 85, Verbena, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Donny Burns and Rev. Derek Deavers officiating. 
Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 

Helen May George
Graveside services for Helen May George, 66, Jemison, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at 10 a.m. at Midway Cemetery in Jemison, with Father Rempkey officiating and Rockco Funeral Home directing.
A prayer service was held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montevallo on Monday night, Oct. 11, 1999. 
 

Bessie Margaret Litaker
Funeral services for Bessie Margaret Litaker, 87, Montgomery, were held on Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. David Richardson officiating. 
Burial followed at Floyd Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
 

Curtis K. Hicks
Funeral services for Curtis K. Hicks, 67, Lawley, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Tabernacle Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Jones officiating. 
Burial will follow at Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.

Linnie Mae Blackmon
Funeral services for Linnie Mae Blackmon, 82, Calera, will be held at Rocko Chapel in Montevallo on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at 2 p.m., with James Chance and Jeff Logan officiating.
Burial will follow at Montevallo City Cemetery, with Rocko Funeral Home of Montevallo directing. 
 

John Olin Lambert 
Funeral services for John Olin Lambert, 62, Verbena, were held at Martin Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 

Virginia Winters Moore
Funeral services for Virginia Winters Moore, 49, Clanton, were held on Oct. 9, 1999, at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Clanton with Rev. Bobby England officiating.
Burial followed in Agee Memory Gardens Cemetery with Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing. 
 

Flossie Marie Thomas
Funeral services for Flossie Marie Thomas, 66, Clanton, will be held tomorrow, at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jeff Hughes officiating. 
Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing. October 15, 1999
 

Brenda Kay Hall Skinner
Funeral services for Brenda Kay Hall Skinner, 42, of Coosada were held on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Mims officiating.
Burial was in Lime Springs Methodist Church in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.

Billie M. Hall
Funeral services for Billie M. Hall (G-Mama) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Rocko Funeral Home in Montevallo.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, from 6-8 p.m. at Rocko's Funeral Home.

Dr. Ed Minor, Jr.
Graveside services for Dr. Ed Minor, Jr., 78, Clanton, will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Rev. Jeff Hughes officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Minor was born on Aug. 21, 1921, in Chilton County, the son of the late Ed and Charlotte Elizabeth Minor. He was a veterinarian. He died at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home in Alabaster on Oct. 20, 1999. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Seymour Minor, Clanton; one son, Kenneth E. Minor, Birmingham; and one daughter, Sharon M. Dinoff, Alpharetta, Ga.

Billie Sue Averett Jones
Funeral services for Billie Sue Averett Jones, 64, Clanton, will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Roland Davis, Dr. Charles Christmas, and Dr. Larry Felkins officiating. 
Burial will be at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 

Michael William Pierce
Funeral services for Michael William Pierce, 26, Jemison, were held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Earl Hilyer and Rev. Robert Griffin officiating.
Burial followed at Midway Memorial in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Pierce was born on July 26, 1973, in Jefferson County, the son of John William Pierce and the late Johnnie Gail Pierce. He was an electrician. He died on Oct. 20, 1999 in Calera. 
Survivors include his father, John William Pierce, Jemison; one brother, Mark Pierce, Jemison; and several aunts and uncles. 

Sallie Marie Harris
Funeral services for Sallie Marie Harris, 87, Clanton, were held on Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.
Burial followed at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Harris was born on June 18, 1912, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Albert and Dixie Neeley. She was a store clerk. She died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster on Oct. 22, 1999. 
Survivors include two sons, James L. Harris and Danny F. Harris, both of Clanton; two daughters, Sylvia Smitherman and Martha Crumley, both of Clanton; one sister, Magdalene Dennis, Prattville; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Reedie E. Smitherman
Funeral services for Reedie E. Smitherman, 81, Clanton, were held on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Brooke and Rev. Terry Smith officiating.
Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Smitherman was born on Aug. 17, 1918, in Alabama, the son of the late Ed and Ela Smitherman. He was a carpenter. He died on Oct. 22, 1999, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. 
Survivors include two sons, James E. Smitherman and Larry Smitherman, both of Clanton; one sister, Lela Terrell, Clanton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Gary W. Stephens
Funeral services for Gary W. Stephens, 43, Forest, Miss., were held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Forest, Miss.,, with Rev. Judd Allen officiating.
Burial was at Eastern Cemetery in Forest, Miss., with Ott and Lee Funeral Home directing. 
Pallbearers were Steve Cox, Joey Nance, Chris Vance, Allen Brunson, Leo Russell, and Mac Richardson. Joey Baker was an honorary pallbearer.
Stephens was a native of Union, Miss., in Newton County and lived most of his life in Forest, Miss., in Scott County. He was a self-employed contractor as a permit agent. He died on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Arcadia, La.
Survivors include his mother, Elsie Stephens, Forest, Miss.; one sister, Leisa E. Stephens, Forest Miss.; one brother, Ronnie M. Stephens, Clanton; one niece; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, L.M. "Buddy" Stephens, in 1998. 
Memorials may be sent to Temple Baptist Church, P.O. Box 404, Forest, MS 39074.

Murphy (Buddy) Hamm
Graveside services for Murphy (Buddy) Hamm will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Bethsalem Baptist Church. 
Hamm was born on Dec. 18, 1937. He loved his neighbors at Woodland Hills Chateau Community and they loved him. Hamm was retired from the Air Force, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He loved his county, his family, and his life, but above all he loved God. We shall miss him always. He died on Oct. 24, 1999. 
Survivors include one son, Rick Ferguson; two brothers, A. Hubert Hamm, Prattville, and B. Leo Hamm, Jemison; two sisters, Mary Cone, Montgomery, and Shirley Cleckler, Clanton; one step-sister, Vera Stringer, Florence, Miss.; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. 

Owen Hershey Carter
A memorial service for Owen Hershey Carter, retired Colonel USA, 87, Mooresville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Cavin Funeral Home in Mooresville, with Rev. Brian S. Suntken officiating and Cavin Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral Home. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Carter was born on May 13, 1912, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Dr. Earl Hershey Carter and Margaret Owens Carter. Carter was a retired colonel and had 29 years of service in the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of four Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, and three Bronze Stars during his service in World War II and Korea. He married his wife, Ella Howard Carter, a native of Clanton, on Nov. 22, 1942. 
He was a member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Mooresville. He was a Mason and loved woodworking and fishing. He died at Brian Center Health and Retirement in Mooresville on Oct. 27, 1999. 
Survivors include his wife, Ella Howard Carter, and one son, David O. Carter, Mooresville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Richard Carter, and a sister, Sally Carter Reed. 
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Episcopal Mission, P.O. Box 1491, Mooresville, N.C. 28115, or the National Stroke Association.

William A. "Bid" Smith
Funeral services for William A. "Bid" Smith, 77, Thorsby, were held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Keith Edwards and Rev. Morris Holcomb officiating. 
Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, from 5-8 p.m. 
Smith was born on Dec. 17, 1921, in Chilton County, the son of the late Harley A. and Lettie Smith. He was a carpenter. He died at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. 
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Smith, Thorsby; one son, William Gary Smith, Thorsby; one brother, Charles Smith, Jemison; three sisters, Louise Mills, Jemison, and Joyce Killingsworth and Kathleen Reynolds, both of Montevallo; and two grandsons.

William Eugene Brown
Funeral services for William Eugene Brown, 88, Prattville, were held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Larry Woods officiating.
Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, from 5-8 p.m. 
Brown was born on Sept. 14, 1911, in Chilton County, the son of the late Luther A. and Nola Brown. He was a sales manager and served in the Army. He died on Oct. 27, 1999, at his residence. 
Survivors include three daughters, Jean B. Williams, Jackie Mae Davis, and Shirley Ann Joiner, all of Prattville; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, William A. "Billy" Brown.

Ada E. Ratliff
Funeral services for Ada E. Ratliff, 87, Clanton, were held on Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Maplesville Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Watson officiating. 
Burial followed in Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Ratliff was born on March 31, 1912, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late John C. and Drucilla Chapman. She was a homemaker. She died on Oct. 30, 1999, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.
Survivors include four sons, Sidney Ratliff, Lawley; Gerald Ratliff and Johnny Ratliff, both of Prattville; and Jerry Ratliff, Sylvan Springs; one daughter, Janice Hayes, Maplesville; two brothers, Jewel Chapman and Glenn Chapman, both of Lawley; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Ethel Ruth DeFreese
Funeral services for Ethel Ruth DeFreese, 69, Alabaster, were held on Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Rocko Funeral Home Chapel in Montevallo, with Henry Williams officiating. 
Burial followed at Montevallo City Cemetery, with Rocko Funeral Home directing.
DeFreese died on Oct. 29, 1999, in Alabaster.
Survivors include her husband, George W. DeFreese, Alabaster; one daughter, Judy Ann Rothert, Jemison; one sister, Vera L. Donna, Montevallo; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, George W. DeFreese III. 

Robert J. Thomaston
Funeral services for Robert J. Thomaston, 88, Clanton, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roland Davis officiating.
Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Thomaston was born on Oct. 25, 1911, in Tallapoosa County, the son of the late Albert Matthew and Sula Thomaston. He was an aircraft mechanic. He died on Oct. 31, 1999, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton. 
Survivors include one wife, Marie G. Thomaston, Clanton; two sisters, Ida Ray, Clanton, and Ruth Lindsey, Birmingham; one brother, Martin Thomaston, Sylacauga; two grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Tommie Dean Kirk. 

Nettie R. McDaniel 
Funeral services for Nettie R. McDaniel, 85, Jemison, were held on Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Calvin Smitherman officiating.
Burial was held at Mars Hill Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
McDaniel was born on May 26, 1914, in Chilton County. She was a homemaker. She died on Oct. 29, 1999, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include five sons, Willie Jack McDaniel and Jesse Wayne McDaniel, both of Ocala, Fla., and Andrew McDaniel, Marvin Durwood McDaniel and Michael McDaniel, all of Clanton; one daughter, Mary A. Absher, Jemison; three sisters, Reathe Mae Cofer, Jemison, and Tommie Louise Barker and Helen Ruth Edwards, both of Prattville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Marie H. Smith
Burial for Marie H. Smith, 71, Verbena, was held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at Pineview Memory Gardens in Selma, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Smith was born on Feb. 3, 1928, the daughter of S.G. and Tessie Blumenshine. She was a homemaker. She died at her residence on Oct. 31, 1999. 

Haywood Choat Burt
Funeral services for Haywood Choat Burt, 75, Maplesville, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Duke Fulgrum and Rev. John Ingram officiating. 
Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Burt was born on Dec. 29, 1923, in Alabama, the son of the late John Wesley and Lee Burt. He was a crane operator. He died on Nov. 1, 1999, at Selma Baptist Hospital. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Burt, Maplesville; two sons, Wade Burt, Maplesville, and Robert Burt, Stanton; four daughters, Mary Ann Smith, Jemison, Nile Pugh, Maplesville, Judith Marie Reynolds, Plantersville, and Theresa Mendez, West Blocton; two brothers, John Wesley Burt and Felix L. Burt, both of Stanton; and five sisters, Lavadie Hayes, Stanton, Lillian Green, Maplesville, Rudy Gandy, Clanton, Alberta Adams, Prattville, and Carolyn Jones, Bessemer; 14 grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. 

Millard Martin Reynolds, Sr.
Graveside services for Millard Martin Reynolds, Sr., 83, Plantersville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at the Plantersville Christian Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Wyatt and Rev. Barry Crowe officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home of Selma directing.
Pallbearers include David Jones, Danny Tharpe, Doug Austin, Todd White, John Pomeroy, and Frank Daniel. Honorary pallbearers include Bradley Caps, Billy Thompson, Tommy Joe Fulford, and Jamie Rainer. 
The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Reynolds died on Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Birmingham hospital.
Children include three sons, Millard Martin Reynolds, Jr., Plantersville, Michael Hodgens Reynolds, Selma, and Franklin Burt Reynolds and his mother Judith Burt Reynolds, Selma; one daughter, Ryanne Reynolds Johnson, Birmingham; one sister, Dorothy Daniel, Maplesville; and six grandchildren. 
As an alternative to flowers, memorials may be made to the Log A Load for Kids or the American Heart Association. 

Catherine Cagle Dickey
Funeral services for Catherine Cagle Dickey, 77, Live Oak, Fla. (formerly of Stanton), were held on Oct. 29, 1999, at Pine Grove Methodist Church in Live Oak, Fla.
Burial followed at Live Oak Cemetery in Live Oak, Fla. 
She was a homemaker. She died at her residence on Oct. 26, 1999. 
Survivors include three sons, Carey G. Dickey, Albany, Ga., Lawrence S. Dickey, Jr., Live Oak, Fla., and R. Wayne Dickey, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Barbara Alice Wenzel, Columbia, Md.; one step-son, Ronnie C. Dickey, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence S. Dickey, Sr., and her brother, C.E. Cagle, Jr.

Jessie Charles Adams
Funeral services for Jessie Charles Adams, 50, Billingsley, will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ralph Jones, Rev. Harlen Harris, and Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. 
Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Adams was born on July 4, 1949, in Chilton County, the son of the late Willie B. and Evie Adams. He was a steel fabricator. He died on Nov. 2, 1999, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Gay Nell Adams, Billingsley; three daughters, Jenelle Marie Peters and Rebecca Diann Cleckler, both of Thorsby, and Jessica Faye Fortenberry, Verbena; five sisters; three brothers; and six grandchildren.

Mildred Palmateer
Mildred Palmateer, 89, formerly of Port Huron, Mich., died on Nov. 2, 1999, in Birmingham. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers of Dadeville are in charge of arrangements. 
She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. 
Survivors include one daughter, Charlene Popwell, Clanton; one son, Dr. Dean C. Palmateer, Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Palmateer, and her parents, Ray and Mable Dean. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 748 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104.

Luther M. Smitherman 
Funeral services for Luther M. Smitherman, 82, Dora, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at 2:30 a.m., with Rev. Keith Brakefield officiating. 
Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, from 5-8 p.m. 
Smitherman was born on July 14, 1917, in Chilton County, the son of the late Joseph and Daisy Mae Smitherman. He was a coal miner. He died on Nov. 3, 1999. 
Survivors include one daughter, Ritza Spears, Westwood; one step-son, Larry Smith, Utah; three sons, Terry Smitherman and Jimmy Smitherman, both of Dora, and Roy Smitherman, Warrior; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Alfonza Thomas "A.T." Hathcock
Funeral services for Alfonza Thomas "A.T." Hathcock, 75, Northport, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton, on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Eagan officiating. 
Burial will follow at Bethsalem Baptist Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Hathcock was born on Jan. 18, 1924, in Alabama, the son of the late Grover C. and Ressie F. Hathcock. He was a farmer and was in the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 5, 1945, until Nov. 26, 1946. He died at his residence on Nov. 3, 1999. 
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude P. Hathcock, Northport; one step-daughter; one sister, Frances Mae Buldger, Prattville; and two brothers, Grady Hathcock, Tuscaloosa, and Eugene Hathcock, Montevallo.

Curtis Lee Dykes
Funeral services for Curtis Lee Dykes, 84, Clanton, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, with Rev. Frank Mims and Rev. Howard Carroll officiating.
Burial followed at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Dykes was born on Nov. 8, 1914, in Alabama. He was a painter. He died on Nov. 4, 1999, at Tallassee Health Care. 
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae McDowell Dykes, Clanton; on son, Joe L. Dykes, Sulpher, La.; one daughter, Carolyn Muncher, Clanton; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Sweetie Mae Smith
Funeral services for Sweetie Mae Smith, 91, of Clanton were on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.
Burial followed at New Harmony Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Lomax with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Smith was born on Aug. 6, 1908, in Chilton County. She died Nov. 1, 1999, in Soledad, California.
Survivors include three sons: Danny Smith and Tony Smith, both of Salinas, California, and Billy Smith of McEwen, Tenn.; a daughter, Izola Parrish of Soledad, California; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Jane Taylor Broome
Funeral services for Jane Taylor Broome, 63, Verbena, were held on Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Little Chapel Funeral Home in Ft. Walton, Fla., with Rev. Terry Smith officiating.
Burial followed at Wright Community Cemetery in Ft. Walton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Broome was born on July 15, 1936, in Florida, the daughter of the late Richard and Lorene Bryant Taylor. She was a bookkeeper. She died on Nov. 5, 1999, at her residence. 
Survivors include one husband, William L. Broome, Verbena; one brother, Gene Taylor, Ft. Walton, Fla.; one sister, Vera Hibbs, Verbena; and one aunt, Laurece Madden, Niceville, Fla. 

Ezra Voncille McCullough
Funeral services for Ezra Voncille McCullough, 67, Thorsby, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Milton Baptist Church in Milton, with Rev. Ricky Patterson officiating.
Burial will be at Weaver Cemetery in the Bethel Community, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
McCullough was born on April 20, 1932, in Autauga County, the daughter of the late John Ezra and Nora Colee. She was a homemaker. She died on Nov. 7, 1999, at her residence. 
Survivors include her husband, William Harrell McCullough, Thorsby; one son, William Herrell McCullough, Jr., Thorsby; two brothers, Calbert William Colee, Jones, and Leland Alexander Colee, Gold River, Calif.; two sisters, Virginia Nell Colee, Selma, and Flora Jean Pickering, Plantersville; 11 nieces; 10 nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, William Jesse McCullough; her parents, John Ezra and Nora Colee; one sister, Mautis Colee Donavan; and one brother, Clifton Kelley Colee.

Clifton Cleckler
Funeral services for Clifton Cleckler, 77, Thorsby, were held on Nov. 8, 1999, at New Cedron Baptist Church, with Rev. Lyn Rowe and Rev. Randy Gothard. 
Burial followed at New Cedron Baptist Church Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Cleckler was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Chilton County, the son of John and Mary Ann Cleckler. He was a brick mason. He died on Nov. 6, 1999, at his residence. 
Survivors include six sons, Robert Daniel Johnson and Ralph Edwards, both of Clanton, John Wayne Cleckler and Douglas Cleckler, both of Thorsby, Jimmy Wayne Cleckler, Maplesville, and Randall Cleckler, Jemison; three daughters, Betty Sue Owens, Lillian Faye Edwards, and Alice Faye Smitherman, all of Clanton; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Leonard C. Easterling
Funeral services for Leonard C. Easterling, 88, Clanton, were held on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. W.T. Cleckler and Rev. Charles Easterling officiating.
Burial followed at Mt. Springs Methodist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Easterling was born on July 9, 1911, in Chilton County. He died on Nov. 9, 1999, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. 
Survivors include four sons, Everett Easterling, Cropwell, Hershell Easterling, Clanton, Royce Easterling, Gadsden, and Ray Easterling, Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Glenda Mims, Clanton, Doris Coleman, Tuscaloosa, and Joyce Williamson, Buford, Ga.; one brother, Roland Easterling, Clanton; three sisters, Mildred Gore, Thorsby, and Willodean Johnson and Nell Easterling, both of Clanton; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Sam Chambers
Funeral services for Sam Chambers 85, Clanton, will be held on Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at 3 p.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church at 3 p.m., with Rev. Roland Davis and Rev. John Will Wyatt officiating. 
Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Chambers was born on Oct. 25, 1914, in Alabama, the son of the late John W. and Alice Rebecca Chambers. He was a pipe fitter. He died on Nov. 10, 1999, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton. 
Survivors include Randall Chambers, Clanton; one daughter, Micki Penton, Clanton; two brothers John W. (Jake) Chambers, Montgomery, and James L. (Luke) Chambers, Clanton; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Pauline Chambers.

James Oliver Boyd
Funeral services for James Oliver Boyd, 60, Verbena, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Randal Mims officiating.
Burial will follow at New Harmony Baptist Cemetery in Marbury, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Boyd was born on Oct. 20, 1939, in Alabama, the son of he late George Leonard and Idana May Boyd. He was a security guard. He died on Nov. 13, 1999, at his residence. 
Survivors include one brother, Henry E. Boyd, Verbena, and one sister, Mildred Boyd Geddie, Holtville.

Joanne Scott Watts
Funeral services for Joanne Scott Watts, 64, Clanton, were held on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton, with Rev. Ralph Brannon officiating. 
Burial followed at Clanton City Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Watts was born on Nov. 26, 1999, in Louisiana. She died on Nov. 12, 1999, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. 
Survivors include her husband, Randol Watts, Clanton; two sons, John Burke, Montgomery, and Randy Watts, Alabaster; one daughter, Mary Hollis, Pell City; and four grandchildren. 

Arthur Thomas Tucker
Funeral services for Arthur Thomas Tucker, 71, Maplesville, were held on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Mulberry Baptist Church, with Rev. Jimmy Jones and Dr. Norman H. McCrummen officiating.
Burial followed at Mulberry Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Tucker was born on Jan. 14, 1928, in Jefferson County, the son of the late Wiley T. Tucker and the late Eula LeCroy. He was a building inspector. He died at Brookwood Medical Center on Nov. 11, 1999. 
Survivors include one son, Carl Stanley Tucker, Grady; three daughters, Bonnie Green, Montgomery, Lela Allred, Clanton, Barbara Crowe, Woodstock; two brothers, Jack Tucker, Montgomery, and Frank Tucker, Lawton, Okla.; three sisters, Edna Earle Tucker, Maplesville, Ramona Short, Montgomery, and Alma Plemmons, Jacksonville, Fla;. 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

James W. Bice
Funeral services for James W. Bice, 80, Clanton, will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Thomas E. Hilyer and Rev. Roger Ellison officiating.
Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Bice was born on Aug. 7, 1919, in Chilton County. He was a farmer. He died on Nov. 17, 1999, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Bice, Clanton; one son, Benny Bice, Lockhart, Texas; four daughters, Cheryl Robinson, Nancy Price, and Terry Ellison, all of Jemison, and Marsha Ellison, Thorsby; one brother, Joe Bice, Clanton; and one sister, Mary Dennis, Clanton; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

J.T. Franklin
Funeral services for J.T. Franklin, 79, Clanton, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church in Maplesville, with Rev. Wendell Kelley and Rev. Willard Ratliff officiating. 
Burial will follow at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 1999. 
Franklin was born on Feb. 11, 1920, in Chilton County, the son of the late Johnny and Ether Franklin. He was a heavy equipment operator. He died on Nov. 18, 1999, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.
Survivors include his former wife, Elvie Lou Franklin, Clanton; one son, Wayne Franklin, Maplesville; one sister, Lera Mae Biggs, Clanton; and two granddaughters. 


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