Miscellaneous Chilton County, Alabama Obituaries

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Thomas Fischer
Funeral services for Thomas Edward Fischer, 71, Plantersville, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the Plantersville Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Golson officiating.
Burial will follow in Jones Baptist Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing. 
Fischer died on Thursday, April 20, 2000, at his residence.
Active pallbearers include nephews Larry Jones, Johnny Jones, Eddie Jones, Jerry Atchison, Barry Ousley, and Don Tullos. Honorary pallbearers include the deacons of Plantersville Baptist Church and retired National Guard members from the Selma unit. 
The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home in Selma from 6-8 p.m. on Friday. 
Survivors include his wife, Mabel O. Fischer, Plantersville; one daughter, Rebecca Blair, Plantersville; one son, Tommy Fischer, Plantersville; and four grandchildren. 

Bernice McNeil Bolling
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice McNeil Bolling, 87, Thorsby, formerly of Georgiana, were held at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2000, with Rev. Harry Gulledge of Thorsby First Baptist Church officiating. 
Burial followed at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Georgiana with Harrison Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include three sons, Bill Bolling, San Antonio, Texas, Norman Bolling, Satsuma, and Neal Bolling, Sheridan, Ind.; three daughters, Doris Bolling, Greenville, and Shelby Dowda and Nelda Headley, both of Thorsby; two brothers, Rufus McNeil, Georgiana, and Floyd McNeil, Greenville; four sisters, Bertie Mae McNaughton and Virginia McIntyre, both of Georgiana, Bertha Black, Semmes, and Margie Middleton, Saraland; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James. H. Bolling. 

Dora Pauline Durham
Graveside services for Dora Pauline Durham, 83, Jemison, will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at 3 p.m. at Mars Hill Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Dr. William Earl Short officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Durham was born on Oct. 28, 1916, in Texas, the daughter of the late Hubbard S. and Dora Mable Young. She was an EKG technician. She died at Chilton Medical Center on April 22, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy S. Posey, Jemison, and Wanda Lee, Lubbock, Texas; two sons, Doyle R. Schneider, Lubbock, Texas, and Roger J. Schneider, Fredrica, Del.; one brother, Alvin Young, Post, Texas; two sisters, Gladys Womack, Medina, Texas, and Sally Cook, Idalou, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Betty Jo Smith
Services for Mrs. Betty Jo Smith, 68, of Jemison will be Wedneday, April 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Union Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Smith and the Rev. J.W. Shaw officiating.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Smith was born on April 19, 1932, in Bibb County, the daughter of the late Siebert Martin and Mattie Lee McGee. She was a housewife. She died at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton on April 23, 2000.
Survivors include her husband, Willard C. Smith, Jemison; two sons, Barry V. Smith, Rome, Ga., and Karl W. Smith, Clanton; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Roland, Birmingham, and Mrs. Alice McClain, Montgomery; a brother, Steve McGee, Huntsville; and two grandchildren.

Doris A. Thrash
Funeral services for Doris A. Thrash, 67, Jemison, will be held at Rocky Mount Methodist Church on Thursday, April 27, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joe Hearn officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Grove Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 26, 2000, from 6-8 p.m.
Thrash was born on July 25, 1932, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Orman and Lera Glasscock Arledge. She was a homemaker. She died on April 24, 2000, at her residence. 
Survivors include her husband, Hoyt L. Thrash, Jemison; one daughter, Myra T. Varden, Shelby; two sons, Gregg L. Thrash and Martin L. Thrash, both of Jemison; two sisters, Rheda Carden, Jemison, and Debbie Martin, Clanton; one brother, Howard Arledge, Guntersville; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Lena Viola Yates Schuffert
Funeral services for Lena Viola Yates Schuffert, 94, Coopers, will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.
Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Cemetery in Coopers, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Schuffert was a Baptist and a retired homemaker. She was a sixth-generation descendent of Moses Yates, a founder and the first preacher at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member. She died on April 26, 2000. 
Survivors include one son, Bill Schuffert, Prattville; two daughters, L.V. Spiers, Madeira Beach, Fla., and Mavis Mathews, Verbena; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Henry Schuffert; one son, W.C. Schuffert; one daughter, Margaret Lott; and one granddaughter. 
The family requests memorials be made to Chestnut Creek Baptist Church, c/o Charles Cagle, 11975 County Road 24, Verbena. 

Kenneth (Franky) Franklin Smith
Funeral services for Kenneth (Franky) Franklin Smith, 47, Clanton, will be held at Union Springs Baptist Church on Friday, April 28, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Harlen Harris officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Springs Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Smith was born on June 24, 1952, in Shelby County, the son of Mary Faye Smith and the late Julius Franklin Smith. He was a painting contractor. He died on April 26, 2000, at his residence.
Survivors include Mary Faye Smith, Clanton; three daughters, Consi Love, Hueytown, Aliesha Smith, Gardendale, and Kimberly Mays, Mulga; one son, Julius Franklin (Doc) Smith, Calera; four sisters, Louvene Wallace, West Blocton, Betty Smith, Clanton, and Bonnie Cox and Allene Rogers, both of Jasper; two brothers, Jimmy Smith, Alabaster, and Varney Smith, Clanton; and two granddaughters.

Julia Danewood McCormick
Julia Danewood McCormick, 76, Thorsby, died on May 1, 2000.
McCormick was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie House. She was a nurse. She died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.
Survivors include her husband, Bill McCormick, Thorsby, and a niece.
Martin Funeral Home handled arrangements. 

Jess E. Andrews
Funeral services for Jess E. Andrews, 85, Clanton, will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Russ Jones officiating.
Burial will follow in Martin Memorial Cemtery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Andrews was born on Feb. 10, 1915, in Alabama, the son of the late William and Clara Andrews. He was in public relations. He died on April 30, 2000, at his residence. 
Survivors include his wife, Grace G. Andrews, Clanton; two sons, C.E. Andrews, Little Rock, Ark., and Harold E. Andrews, Georgetown, Ga.; two daughters, Jessie M. Simmons, Jasper, and Carolyn Grant, Montgomery; two sisters, Mabel Terry, Memphis, Tenn., and Jean Bagwell, Jasper; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Willard Lee Tucker
Funeral services for Willard Lee Tucker, 85, Maplesville, will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Randolph Baptist Church, with Rev. Bob Mahaffey and Rev. Charles Teague officiating. 
Burial will follow at Randolph Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Tucker was born on Nov. 17, 1914, in Alabama, the son of the late Wiley Columbus and Louneria Tucker. He was a machine operator. He died at Bibb Medical Center Nursing Home in Centreville on April 30, 2000. 
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda T. Kane, Randolph, and Lanice T. Dial, Northport; and four granddaughters. He was preceded in death by Ada Lee Tucker.

Julia House Wilkins McCormick
Graveside services for Mrs. Julia McCormick, 76, Thorsby, will be held Monday, May 8, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery in Isabella with the Rev. David Hand and the Rev. Randal Mims officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.
McCormick was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Bessemer to the late Thomas Pickens and Minne Lee Atchison House. She was a retired nurse. 
She died on May 1, 2000 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. 
She was preceded in death by her son, Robert E. Wilkins and brother, Edgar Allen.She is survived by her husband, Bill McCormick, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Kathryn M. McGowin
Funeral services for Kathryn M. McGowin, 78, Marbury, will be held at Prattville Community Church on Friday, May 5, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Bobby Hicks and Rev. David Awtrey officiating.
Burial will follow at White City Cemetery, Prattville, with Martin Funeral Home officiating.
McGowin was born on March 6, 1922, in Cuera, Texas, the daughter the late James R. and Mary Belle Whitten Meek. She was a homemaker. She died on May 3, 2000, at her residence. 
Survivors include four sons, Rev. Bobby McGowin, Maplesville; Larry McGowin, Prattville, Lowell McGowin, and Eddy McGowin, both of Marbury; one brother, T.J. Meek, Winter Garden, Fla.; and one sister, Helen Judah, Bellview, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Sarah Ozelle Surles
Services for Mrs. Sara Ozells Surles, 81, of Billingsley were Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Britton officiating.
Burial was in New Cedron Baptist Church Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Surles died at Warren Manor Nursing Home in Selma May 4.
Survivors include a son, Ronnie Surles of Jemison; five daughters, Mrs. Jerri Smitherman of Jones, Mrs. Susan Taylor and Mrs. Judi Edwards, both of Selma, and Mrs. Sara Sims of Billingsley; four sisters, Opal D. Donahoo of Billingsley, Mrs. Marie D. Fenn of Florence, Mrs. Carolyn Pierce of Verbena, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

James Percy "Pap" Davis
Funeral services for James Percy "Pap" Davis, 87, Jemison, was held at Liberty Methodist Church in Moundville on Monday, May 8, 2000, at 11 a..m, with Rev. Roy Ingram and Wayne Wyatt officiating.
Burial followed at Liberty Methodist Church in Moundville, with Rocko Funeral Home directing.
Davis died on Friday, May 5, 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie Wyatt Davis, Jemison; nine daughters, Becky Smith and Ann McDonald, both of Jemison, Mary Vance, Clanton, Margaret Smith, Lawley, Ruby Allen, Maylene, Frances Scurlock, Helena, Bonnie Scurlock, Brantleyville, Linda Lucas, Wilton, and Faye Sorrow, Centreville; six sons, Daniel Davis, Moundville, Jerry Davis, Wilton, William Davis, Maplesville, Ronnie Davis, Kenny Davis, and Rayburn Davis, all of Jemison; three sisters, Willie Mae Wood, New Haven Conn., Mary Wilson, Beulah, and Irene Woods, Moundville; four brothers, Troy Davis, Greensboro, Newman Davis, Sayerville, Dotson Davis, Douglasville, Ga., and Curtis Davis, Phoenix; 45 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. 

James Ernest Hammell
Graveside services for James Ernest Hammell, 92, Sylvan Springs, were held on Saturday, May 6, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ronnie Brooks officiating.
Burial followed at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Hoover, with Brown Service West Chapel in Hueytown directing. 
Hammell was the son of John R. and Sarah E. Hammell and had five brothers and sisters. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather. He and his wife, Zola Hammell, were married for 73 years. He died on Thursday, May 4, 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Zola Hammell, Sylvan Springs; four children, Nyle Crumpton, Phoenix; Estelle Lepper, Fairfield; Clara Burnette, Saraland, and Frances Willis, Adamsville; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. 
Suzanne Valentine Combs (Suzy) Watley
Funeral services for Suzanne Valentine Combs (Suzy) Watley, 36, Thorsby, will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at 3 p.m., at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Richard Parker and Rev. Homer Wheat officiating. 
Burial will follow at Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 

Suzanne Valentine Combs (Suzy) Watley
Funeral services for Suzanne Valentine Combs (Suzy) Watley, 36, Thorsby, will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at 3 p.m., at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Richard Parker and Rev. Homer Wheat officiating. 
Burial will follow at Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Watley was born on Feb. 5, 1964, in Alabama, the daughter of Lois Marie Combs and the late Haze William Combs, Sr. She was a legal secretary. She died on Bulldog Bend Road on May 8, 2000. 
Survivors include her mother, Lois Marie Combs, Thorsby; one son, Joshua Parker, Thorsby; one daughter, Tiffany Watley, Jemison; and four brothers, Morgan Scoggins, Snellville, Ga., Steve Scoggins, Chattanooga, Tenn., Haze W. Combs, Jr., Birmingham, and Doug Combs, Thorsby. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Hodges.

Harlon Vastene Cleckler
Funeral services for Harlon Vastene Cleckler, 60, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Gibson officiating.
Burial will follow at Bell Lane Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.Cleckler was born on April 27, 1940, in Alabama, the son of Lennie Wyatt and the late Obie Cleckler. He served in the Army and was employed as a truck driver. She died on May 8, 2000, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.Survivors include one son, Kevin Cleckler, Centre; two daughters, Melissa Rutland, Midland City, and Amy Jackson, Ozark; her mother, Lennie Wyatt, Clanton; one brother, Hollis Cleckler, Clanton; and one granddaughter. 

Roberta Robinson Murrah
Funeral services for Roberta Robinson Murrah, 104, Clanton, will be held on Friday, May 12, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Johnny Trobaugh and Dr. Larry Michael officiating. 
Burial will follow at Collins Chapel Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Murrah was born on Jan. 4, 1896, the daughter of the late James Monroe and Loura Henley Robinson. She was a homemaker. She died on May 10, 2000, at her residence. 
Survivors include two daughters, Eunice Hagin and Peggy Murrah, both of Clanton; two sons, William A. Murrah, Scottsboro, and A. Wyndol Murrah, Ozark; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Max Wilson Eiland
Funeral services for Max Wilson Eiland, 77, Clanton, were held on Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church No. 1, with Rev. Mike Lawrence and Rev. Jeff Calhoun officiating.
Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Eiland was born on Dec. 19, 1922, in Chilton County, the son of the late Henry and Annie Hayes Eiland. He was a welder. He died on May 11, 2000, at Medical Center East in Birmingham. 
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Eiland, Clanton; two sons, Roger Eiland and Lynn Eiland, both of Clanton; one daughter, Juliet Hayes, Clanton; one brother, Jesse Eiland, Saraland; one sister, Pauline Owen, Winter Garden, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Walton H. Irvin, Jr. 
Graveside services for Walton H. Irvin, Jr., 91, Thorsby, will be held at Thorsby Memory Gardens on Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Randall Mims officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.
Irvin was born on Jan. 4, 1909, in Georgia, the son of the late W.H. Irvin, Sr. and Nellie Irvin. He was a mechanic. He died at Beverly Health Care in Jefferson County on May 12, 2000.
Survivors include one son, Robert Irvin, Thorsby.

Lillian Mims Gardner
Funeral services for Lillian Mims Gardner, 84, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Charles Mims officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 6-8 p.m.
Gardner was born on June 20, 1915, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late James R. and Lettie M. Mims. She was a homemaker. She died on May 15, 2000, at Brookwood Medical Center in Jefferson County. 
Survivors include one niece and several nephews. 

Fannie Lucille Campbell
Funeral services for Fannie Lucille Campbell, 83, Maplesville, were held on Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Jemison, with Rev. Terry Armstrong officiating. 
Burial was in the Campbell Community Cemetery with Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Campbell was born to the late Tom and Lucy Mitchell on June 1, 1916. She was a retired school teacher. She died on May 9, 2000, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include a son, Gregory Campbell; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Louis Vernon Coggins, Sr. 
Funeral services for Louis Vernon Coggins, Sr., 69, Montgomery, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 20, 2000, with Rev. Mike Jones officiating.
Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Coggins was born on Jan. 4, 1931, in Alabama, the son of the late Joseph and Malinda Coggins. He was a supervisor. He died on May 18, 2000, at his residence. 
Survivors include one daughter, Malinda Moody, Millbrook; one son, Louis Vernon Coggins, Jr., Montgomery; one brother, Sie Coggins, Clanton; two sisters, Irene Collins, Wetumpka, and Jettie Burks, Clanton; and seven grandchildren. 

Mildred Evelyn "Peggy" Ray
Funeral services for Mildred Evelyn "Peggy" Ray, 70, Clanton, will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Braxton Baker officiating. 
Burial will follow at Thorsby Memorial Gardens in Thorsby, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Ray was born on Feb. 15, 1930, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late William P. Robinson, Sr., and Lutie L. Robinson. She was a seamstress. She died on May 18, 2000, at her residence. 
Survivors include two sons, Kenny Ray, Clanton, and Barry Ray, Pinson; five daughters, Helen Price, Thorsby, Faye Groom, Maplesville, Diann Tubbs, Verbena, and Pamela Ray and Rhonda Giles, both of Clanton; three brothers, Travis Robinson, Crestview, Fla., and Bobby Robinson and Floyd Robinson, both of Jemison; three sisters, Dolly Weldon, Prattville, Linda Copeland, Clanton, and Norma Edwards, Gulf Shores; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Marguerite H. Wilson
Marguerite H. Wilson, 86, Marbury, died on May 18, 2000, at her residence. 
She was born in Mississippi, the daughter of Katie Catherine Bennett and the late John A. Haddock. She was a homemaker. 
Survivors include one son, Wayne F. Wilson, Atlanta, Ga., and two granddaughters. 

Vannie Mae Wallace
Funeral services for Vannie Mae Wallace, 88, Maplesville, will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist No. 2 on Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mike Jones officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2 in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Wallace was born on March 2, 1912, the daughter of the late George and Annie White. She was a homemaker. She died on May 21, 2000, at her home. 
Survivors include three sons, Aubry Wallace and Jesse Wallace, Maplesville, and Roy Wallace, Jr., Maplesville; one daughter, Myrtle Daniels, Clanton; one sister, Lou Cadenhead, Tuscaloosa; one brother, Ernest M. White, Paxton; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Kathryn Hayes Wade
Funeral services for Kathryn Hayes Wade, 88, Clanton, will be held on Friday, May 26, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jay Hurd officiating. 
Burial will follow at Clanton City Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 10-11 a.m.
Wade was born on April 13, 1912, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Julius Poe and Celeste Hayes. She was a homemaker. She died on May 24, 2000, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton. 
Survivors include James Q. (Jim) Wade, Jr., San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Linda Wade Hancock, Missouri City, Texas, Kathryn Wade, Houston, Texas, and Julie Wade Howson, Tucker, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Oscar B. Plier 
Funeral services for Oscar B. Plier, 87, Jemison, will be held on Friday, May 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Ray Smitherman officiating.
Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Plier was born on Aug. 7, 1912, in Chilton County, the son of the late George A. Plier and Mary Frances Plier. He was a residential contractor. He died on May 24, 2000, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include his wife, Ollie Mae Plier, Jemison; two daughters, Lottie Bryant, Jemison, and Gearlene Hughes, Clanton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. He was preceded by one son, Gene Plier. 

Raymond Caleb Sanders 
Funeral services for Raymond Caleb Sanders were held at First Baptist Church in Butler on Saturday, May 27, with Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler directing.
Sanders was born on Oct. 3, 1994, the son of Vonda Webb of Butler and Raymond F. Sanders of Tuscaloosa. He died on May 24, 2000.
Survivors include his mother, Vonda Webb, Butler; his father, Raymond F. Sanders, Tuscaloosa; one sister, Samantha Sanders, Camden; five grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Sanders, Maplesville; Mr. and Mrs. David Ford, Butler; and Jenny Luster, Clanton. 

Jettie Myrtle Piece
Funeral services for Jettie Mrytle Pierce, 92, Verbena, will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2000, at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Olen P. Hutchins and Rev. Joe Wyatt officiating.
Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home officiating.
Pierce was born on July 10, 1907, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Clyde Leon and Josephine Pierce. She was a manager. She died on May 26, 2000, at Wetumpka Nursing Facility. 
Survivors include four sisters, Thelma Pierce, Verbena, Jewell Scott, Prattville, Joyce Fitzgerald, Lakeland, Fla., and Shirley Owens, Clanton; three brothers, Herbert Pierce, Fairhope, James Pierce, Clanton, and Buddy Pierce, Enterprise; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Ruth A. Carroll
Funeral services for Ruth A. Carroll, 93, Elmore, were held on Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Braxton Baker and Rev. Scott Griffith officiating.
Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Carroll was born on Oct. 4, 1906, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Hugh G. and Clara Atkinson. She was a homemaker. She died on May 26, 2000, at SunBridge Health Care in Elmore.
Survivors include one son, John Carroll, Clanton; one daughter, Kay Ballard, Elmore; one brother, Pace Atkinson, Headland; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Homer Carroll.

Wallace Cowart
Funeral services for Wallace Cowart, 77, Clanton, will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Roland Davis officiating.
Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Cowart was born on July 30, 1922, in Chilton County, the son of the late Colbert Hobson and Mary Cowart. A senior master sargeant, Cowart fought in World War II and the Korean War. During the Korean War, he was prisoner of war for 34 months in north China. Afterward, according to his family, he received the Purple Heart and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was proud to serve his country.
He died at Veteran's Hospital in Montgomery on May 28, 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Cowart, Clanton; one son, Charles Ames, Montgomery; one step-son, Chan Aldridge, Prattville; two step-daughters, Marsha Aldridge, Montgomery, and Donna Lemmond, Albertville; three sisters, Ruth Peel, Peggy Wilson, and Bill Cowart, all of Montgomery; two brothers, Bill Cowart and Charles Cowart, both of Montgomery; and eight grandchildren. 

James Harlin Garner
Funeral services for James Harlin Garner, 79, Jemison, where held on Monday, May 29, 2000, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Randal Mims officiating.
Burial followed at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Garner was born on June 22, 1920, in Shelby County, the son of the late Ernest and Anna Garner. He was an iron worker. He died on May 26, 2000, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include his son, Jim Garner, Hoover; one daughter, Judy Atkinson, Shelby; one sister, Lorene Robinson, Prattville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


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