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Julius Woodrow (Pete) McCraw
Funeral services for Julius Woodrow (Pete) McCraw, 86, Clanton, will be held at Mulberry Baptist Church at Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Bishop officiating. 
Burial followed at Mulberry Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
McCraw was born on July 7, 1913, in Alabama, the son of the late Jessie L. and Emma McCraw. He was a foreman. He died on May 29, 2000, at his residence.
Survivors included his wife, Jessie Lola McCraw, Clanton; three daughters, Emma Sue Willis, and Wilna Jean Ramsey, and Nancy Lee Gore, all of Clanton; one son, Julius Warren McCraw, Maplesville; one sister, Emma Lou McGuire, Montgomery; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Floyd Mann
Funeral services for Floyd Mann, 64, Jemison, will be held on Friday, June 2, 2000, at 2 p.m at Oak Hill Church, with Rev. Phillip Averett officiating.
Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be at Oak Hill Church after 9 a.m. on Thursday until time for the funeral service. 
Mann was born on June 28, 1935, the son of the late Johnny and Betty Mann. He was a delivery truck driver. He died at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Eva L. Mann, Jemison; two sons, Ronnie Mann, Georgetown, Ky., and Douglas Mann, Eddyville, Ky.; five daughters, Connie Beeler and Bonnie Sharp, Georgetown, Ky., Gail Henderson, Matha Headley, and Tina Mann, all of Jemison; five brothers, Thomas Mann, Albion, Mich., Charles Mann, Waterloo, Ind., Ross Mann and Jessie Mann, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Johnny Mann, Auburn, Ind.; three sisters, Betty Woods, Waterloo, Ind., Blanche Hilsmier, Garrett, Ind., and Louise Osbun, Auburn, Ind.; and 12 grandchildren. 

Noella M. Turcotte
Funeral services for Noella M. Turcotte, 82, Jemison, was held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 1, 2000, at 10:30 p.m., with Father Ray Remke officiating.
Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Turcotte was born on May 11, 1918, in Louisiana, the daughter of the late Robert and Ana Mary Laurent. She was a seamstress. She died on May 30, 2000, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Flynn, Lafayette, La.; four sons, Rodney Turcotte, New Orleans, La., Raymond Turcotte, Rowlett, Texas, Allen Turcotte and David Turcotte, both of Jemison; one sister, Verna Laurent, New Orleans, La.; four brothers, Bobby Laurent, Metairie, La., Melvin Laurent, Maryland; Leo Laurent, Chalmette, La., Ervin Laurent, Washington; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Jettie Myrtle Pierce
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 the manager of the Belk Hudson in Montgomery. 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.

Thomas Robert Elders
Services for Thomas Robert Elders, 69, of Plesant Grove will be Wednesday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Church with the Rev. Phillip Averitt officiating.
Burial will be in Midway Memorial Gardens with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Elders died June 5 at Cottage Hill Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Bice of Calera.
Wayne Walter Welgos
Mr. Wayne Walter Welgos, 49, of Verbena died at his residence June 3.
The New York native was an artist.
Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Kennedy of Verbena, his step-father, Delbert Kennedy; a brother, William J. Welgos of Prattville; a step-sister, Cathy Richardson of Mobile; two step brothers, Glenn Kennedy of Maplesville and Will Kennedy of Ley Largo, FL.

Elizabeth M. Golden 
A funeral for Elizabeth M. Golden, 81, Clanton, will be held at Prattville Memory Gardens on Friday, June 9, 2000, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Reggie Buckner officiating.
Burial will follow at Prattville Memory Gardens in Prattville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton from 6-8 p.m.
Golden was born on Feb. 19, 1919, in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Josephus and Sallie W. Martin. She was a restaurant owner. She died on June 6, 2000, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.
Survivors include two sons, Charles T. Myers, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Paul Myers, Prattville; many close friends at Hatley Health Care; 28 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Margaret Janine Baird
Services for Margaret Janine Baird, 32, of Maplesville will be Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Deloach officiating.
Burial will be in Antioch Methodist Cemetery in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Baird died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center June 6, 2000.
Survivors include her father, Dewey Johnson Baird, Jr. of Maplesville; her mother, Mrs. Ruby Loese Sewell Baird of Maplesville; four sisters, Mrs. Patsy Spradlin and Mrs. Shirley McCormick, both of Maplesville; Mrs. Judy Long of Thorsby and Mrs. Anita Sullivan of Clanton, and a brother, Jimmy Smith of Clanton. 

Bonnie Clyde Griffin
Funeral services for Bonnie Clyde Griffin, 90, were held on Monday, June 12, 2000, at Margin Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Larry Michael and Rev. Jay Hurd officiating.
Burial was held at Marbury Cemetery in Marbury.
Griffin was born on Feb. 16, 1910 in Wilcox County, Ala., the daughter of the late John Douthit Grffin and the late Myra Lou Whittle Griffin. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Chilton County School District. She died on June 10, 2000 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.
Survivors include a brother, John D. Griffin of Gainesville, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Griffin of Lewes, Del., and Joanna G. Griffin of Decatur, Ga.; five nieces, Anne G. Searcy of Montgomery, Molly G. Casey of Brundidge, Ala., Sue G. Lockett of Johnson City, Tenn., and Janet G. Pettus of Boone, N.C.; and two nephews, John P. Griffin of Houston and Richard Griffin of Alexandria, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 219 6th St. No., Clanton, AL 35045.

Ellen Ernestine Melton Miller
Funeral services for Ellen Ernestine Melton Miller, 83, were held on Monday, June 12, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Griffin and Rev. Frank Nelson officiating.
Burial was held at Thorsby Memorial Garden in Thorsby.
Miller was born on Oct. 2, 1916 in Mississippi, the daughter of the late John Noah Melton and the late Sally Melton. She was a homemaker and resident of Calera, Ala., and died on June 10, 2000 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala.
She is survived by three daughters, Sara Turnbloom of Calera, Ala., Karen Stone of West Blocton, Ala., and Betty Miller of Los Angeles; four sons, Wayne Miller of Montevallo, Jerry Miller of Clanton, Jim Miller of Clanton and Glenn Miller of Hartselle; three sisters, Lucille Johnson of Booneville, Miss., Edith Hudleston of Booneville and Stella Short of Tupelo, Miss.; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Elaine M. Motley
Graveside services for Elaine M. Motley, 84, were held on Sunday, June 11, 2000 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville. 
Motley was born on Sept. 15, 1915 in Autauga County, the daughter of the late John R. McKinney and the late Mary M. Harrison Motley. A resident of Maplesville, she died on June 9, 2000 at St. Clair Regional Hosptial in Pell City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sherman Motley.
She is survived by a son, William Harold Motley of Birmingham; a daughter, Mable Bean of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Tina Motley of Birmingham; two brothers, Bobby McKinney of Plantersville, Ala., and J.R. McKinney of Plantersville; a sister, Allene Lawley of Maplesville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Miles W. Smith
Funeral services for Miles W. Smith, 69, were held on June 10, 2000 at Martin Chapel in Clanton, with Dr. Braxton Baker officiating.
Smithw as born on March 5, 1931 in Alabama, the son of the late Miles Vander Smith and the late Dora Edwards Smith. Employed in chief communications maintenance and a Thorsby resident, Smith died on June 8, 2000 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie M. Smith of Thorsby, two sons, Miles allen of Cullman, and Ted of Cullman; a daughter, Robin of Cullman; two stepsons, Wayne of Prattville and Monte of Mableton, Ga.; three nieces, Pat of Clanton, Janice of Carolina Beach, N.C. and Sue of St. Louis; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Lorene Cost Byrd
Graveside services for Lorene Cost Byrd, 81, of Calera will be held on June 13, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Rev. John Spain officiating.
Byrd was born on April 16, 1919 in Alabama, the daughters of the late Walter Cost and Ethel Cost. A homemaker, she died on June 12, 2000 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.
She is survived by two sisters, Delyn Cost of Calera and Dollie Peters, of Calera; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmers Byrd; a sistser, Leona C. Smith; a brother, J.T. Cost; her father, Walter Cost' and her mother, Ethel Cost.

Charles Hubert Goggins
Funeral services for Charles Hubert Goggins, 50, will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Creek Baptist Cemetery in Mt. Creek, Ala..
Goggins was born on Jan. 1, 1950, the son of Edna Faye Goggins and the late Ersley Lawrence Goggins. A resident of Verbena, he died on June 11, 2000 at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda G. Goggins of Verbena; a son, Michael Boozer and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Boozer, of Clanton; a duaghter, Amanda Smitherman and son-in-law, David Smitherman, of Clanton; a son, Charles Daniel Goggins, of Clanton; a daughter, Rachel Sewels, and son-in-law, David Sewels, of Clanton; his mother, Edna Faye Goggins, of Clanton; three brothers, Larry Goggins of Tennessee, Eddie Goggins of Montgomery and Kelly Goggins of Clanton; two grandsons, Seth Smitherman of Maplesville and Dillon Goggins of Clanton; and two granddaughters, Dixie Goggins and Alexis Goggins, both of Clanton.

Judy Lee Green
Funeral services for Judy Lee Green, 55, will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Chapel #2 in Maplesville, with Rev. Scott Tuell, Rev. James DeLoach and Rev. Dearl Lett officiating.
Interment will follow at University Highway Church of God in Maplesville.
Green was born on May 20, 1945 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Augusta Marie Dickson Martin and the late William Fletcher Dickson. A resident of Planterville, she was a parademic and died on June 11, 2000 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.
She is survived by her husband, Millard E. Green of Planterville; two sons, Millard E. (Gail) Green Jr. of Wyatt City, Ala., and Michael E. Green of Maplesville; a daughter, Michele G. (Bo) Maddox of Maplesville; her mother, Augusta Marie Dickson Martin of Clanton; a sister, Doris (Glenn) Arthur of Conway, S.C.; three brothers, James (Nancy) Martin of Vacaville, Calif., Ed (Lee) Martin of Arvada, Colo., and Don (Chris) Anderson of Sarasota, Fla.; two granddaughters, April Cobern and Haylee Howell; and three grandsons, Travis Green, Justin Howell and Cody Howell.

Reedie Jefferson Adams Jr.
Funeral services for Reedie Jefferson Adams Jr., 67, will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Peter Hutchins officiating.
Interment will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison.
Adams was born on April 4, 1933 in Chilton County and was a resident of Verbena. A salesperson, he died on June 11, 2000 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Adams of Verbena; two daughters, Kelly Adams Hayes of Jemison and Kathy Adams Beasley of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Pate of Clanton; two stepsons, Davis Pate of Maplesville and Russell Carroll of Clanton; a brother, Gerald Adams of Billingsley; two sisters, Ruby Baker of Hoover and Bobbie Cox of Billingsley; and a granddaughter, Allison Hayes of Jemison.

Gladys Moore Cleveland
Graveside services for Gladys Moore Cleveland, 87, were held on June 13, 2000 at Sandy Chapel Cemetery in Centreville, with Rev. Pete Fancher officiating. A native of Lawley, Ala., Cleveland died on June 11, 2000 at her residence.
A member of Rehobeth Baptist Church, Cleveland is survived by two sons, Oliver Cleveland of Thorsby and George Marvin Cleveland of Selma; six daughters, Annette Morrison of Birmingham, Mary Ann Pratt of Prattville, Dorothy Fancher of Lawley, Edith Jane Smith of Lawley, Maureen Benson of Maplesville and Sharon Creel of Lawley; two brothers, Leroy Moore of Zeblin, Ga., and Jackson Moore of Leesburg, Ga.; two sisters, Louvene Smith of Lawley and Evelyn Cauley of Albany, Ga.; 24 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Billy Glenn Pratt, Kenneth Riley, Alford Posey, Greg Smith, David Benson and Jeremy Benson.
Arrangements were under the direction of Rockco's Funeral Home in Centreville.

Judy Lee Green
Funeral services for Judy Lee Green, 55, will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Chapel #2 in Maplesville, with Rev. Scott Tuell, Rev. James DeLoach and Rev. Dearl Lett officiating.
Interment will follow at University Highway Church of God in Maplesville.
Green was born on May 20, 1945 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Augusta Marie Dickson Martin and the late William Fletcher Dickson. A resident of Plantersville, she was raised in Denver, Colo. She was a parademic and died on June 11, 2000 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.
She is survived by her husband, Millard E. Green of Plantersville; two sons, Millard E. (Gail) Green Jr. of White City, Ala., and Michael E. Green of Maplesville; a daughter, Michele G. (Bo) Maddox of Maplesville; her mother, Augusta Marie Martin of Clanton; a sister, Doris (Glenn) Arthur of Conway, S.C.; three brothers, James (Nancy) Martin of Vacaville, Calif., Ed (Lee) Anderson of Arvada, Colo., and Don (Chris) Anderson of Sarasota, Fla.; two granddaughters, April Cobern and Haylee Howell; and three grandsons, Travis Green, Justin Howell and Cody Howell. 

Arlo D. Oakland
A memorial service for Arlo D. Oakland, 67, Clanton, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church 2930 County Road 49, Clanton.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 14, at Canton United Methodist Church in Canton, S.D., with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton, Anderson Funeral Home directing.
Oakland was born on a farm near Canton, S.D., on Dec. 3, 1932, the son of Albert and Rose Buffington Oakland. He attended Canton area school and graduated from Canton High School. he was a retired contractor, a veteran of the U.S. Army, Master Mason of 40 years with the Minnehaha Lodge No. 5, Brother of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Enterprise Volunteer Fire and Rescue in Clanton. He was grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 22 years, Nancy Oakland. He died on Friday, June 9, 2000, at Princeton Medical Center in Birmingham.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Oakland, Clanton; one daughter, Debbie Siemonsma, Spearfish, S.D.; two sons, Doug Oakland, Margate, Fla., and Steve Oakland, Boca Raton, Fla.; two step-children, Mark Hedges, Columbus, Ga., and Kelli Neslund, Pompano Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Lowell Oakland, Canton, S.D., and Andrew Oakland, Fulda Minn.; two sisters, Myrtle Frame, Fairbanks, Iowa, and Alberta Wimsett, Tanger, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two previous wives, Marilyn Jellis and Agnes Schooler; two brothers, Roger and Russell Oakland; and one sister, Sadie Thorson. 
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Arlo D. Oakland to Enterprise Volunteer Fire and Rescue, C/O Amelia Headley, 292 County Road 434, Clanton, AL 35045.

James Ernest Lenoir
Funeral services for James Ernest Lenoir, 66, Maplesville, will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church on Friday, June 16, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Matt Hawkins officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home on Thursday, June 15, 2000, from 5-7 p.m.
Lenoir was born on May 30, 1934, in Chilton County, the son of Nettie Sims Lenoir and the late Ernest Lenoir. He was a shipping clerk. He died on June 14, 2000, at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. 
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Lenoir, Maplesville; one son, Randy Lenoir, Maplesville; his mother, Nettie Sims Lenoir, Selma; two brothers, William Lenoir, and Bobby Lenoir, both of Maplesville; one sister, Patricia Gallion, Selma; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Lenoir.

Braxton E. Brand
Funeral services for Braxton E. Brand, 55, Troy will be held on Friday, June 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. from Skeen Funeral Home Chapel in Trlliating. 
Burial will follow at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, with Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directing. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 16, 2000, from 6-8 p.m. at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy. 
Brand died on Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his home. 
Survivors include his wife, Norma Brand, Troy; two sons, Braxton E. Brand, Troy, and Robert Chandler, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; five daughters, Tawana Ward, Union Springs, Anita Goodman, Montgomery, Janet Pribulick, Wetumpka, Norma Jean Brand, Tenn., Wanda Marie Brand, Millbrook; two step-sons, Mark Evans and Chris Evans, Elmore County; two brothers, Jimmy Brand, Prattville, Bobby Brand, Verbena; one sister, Patricia Hollon, Prattville; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tereasa Brookshire. 

James A. Porter
Funeral services for James A. Porter, 79, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 16, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Willie Littleton and Rev. Charles Brooks officiating. 
Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Porter was born on Feb. 21, 1921, in Shelby County, the son of the late John and Lula Porter. He was an auto mechanic. He died on June 14, 2000, at his residence. 
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Porter, Clanton; one son, James Thomas (Tommy) Porter, Clanton; and two daughters, Linda Nixon, Clearwater, Fla., and Sandra Presley, Helena. 

Joseph Ray Owens
Funeral services for Joseph Ray Owens, 71, Clanton, will be held on Friday, June 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Hitchcock, Rev. Pate Hughins, and Rev. Lyn Roe officiating.
Burial followed at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Owens was born on April 19, 1939, the son of the late George Matthew and Annie Owens. He was a foundry worker. He died on June 14, 2000, at his residence. 
Survivors include his wife, Doris Owens, Clanton; one son, Don Owens, Clanton; one daughter, Karen Burnett, Clanton; one brother, Charlie Owens, Clanton; two sisters, Delene Puckett, Thorsby, and Jettie Noah, Clanton; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 13 nieces and nephews. 

Frank Edsel (Ed) Brand 
Funeral services for Frank Edsel (Ed) Brand, 76, Clanton, was held on Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Cletice Ingram and Rev. Jim Shannon officiating.
Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Brand was born on March 19, 1924, in Chilton County, the son of the late Delbert and Cuba Brand. He was a truck driver. He died on June 15, 2000, at his residence. 
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Brand, Clanton; one son, Frank R. Brand, Clanton; four daughters, Lynn Minor, Janice Garris, and Darlene Gardner, all of Clanton, and Debra Brown, Indiana; one brother, Ernest Brand, Wetumpka; four sisters, Wilma Connell, Evelyn McGuire, and Gertie Mae Ellison, all of Clanton, and Betty Sue Brand, Mobile; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Kenneth Edwin Dykes
Kenneth Edwin Dykes, 56, a resident of Billingsley, died on June 16, 2000 in Pratville.
Born on May 2, 1944 in Autauga County, Dykes was the son of the late Odis Dykes and Dovie Marie Dykes iand was an equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Dykes of Billingsley; his mother, Dovie Dykes of Billingsley; a daughter, Stephanie Barber of Milton, Fla.; a son, Alan Dykes of Clanton; and two sisters, Kathy Clark of Montgomery and Alice Faye Hester of Russellville.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 18, 2000 at Indian Grave Baptist Church, with Rev. Davis Awtrey officiating. Interment followed at Indian Grave Cemetery in Billingsley.

Josie Emmer Gore
Josie Emmer Gore, 90, died on June 18, 2000 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.
Born in Chilton County on Aug. 5, 1909, she was a homemaker and the daughter of the late Race Lawrence and the late Bessie Lawrence. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews and Penny Walker, a very devoted friend.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Bishop officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetary in Clanton.

Rosa Lee Riggins
Funeral services for Rosa Lee Riggins, 81, Thorsby, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Buddy Hayes and Rev. Wayne Hughes officiating.
Burial will follow at Thorsby Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Riggins was born on March 12, 1919, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late J.C. and Maggie Price. She was an inspector. She died on June 19, 2000, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley R. Howard and Jerrie R. Compton, both of Thorsby; one sister, Lola Shahid, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; one brother, Earl Price, Mississippi; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Riggins. 

Ricky Lane Colee
Funeral services for Ricky Lane Colee, 46, Billingsley, will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. Lamar Lyon officiating.
Burial will follow at Antioch Methodist Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Colee was born on April 3, 1954, in Jefferson County, the son of the late Grover and Hilma Colee. He was a manufacturing supervisor. He died on June 19, 2000, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Colee, Billingsley; two daughters, Katrina Thrasher, Billingsley, and Lori Blankenship, Jasper; one son, Jason Colee, Mobile; one sister, Avis Huey, Lawley; two brothers, Dale Colee, Prattville, and Terrell Colee, Billingsley; and three grandchildren.

Joseph Ray Owens
Funeral services for Joseph Ray Owens, 71, Clanton, will be held on Friday, June 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Hitchcock, Rev. Pate Hughins, and Rev. Lyn Roe officiating.
Burial followed at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Owens was born on April 19, 1929, the son of the late George Matthew and Annie Owens. He was a foundry worker. He died on June 14, 2000, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Owens, Clanton; one son, Don Owens, Clanton; one daughter, Karen Burnett, Clanton; one brother, Charlie Owens, Clanton; two sisters, Delene Puckett, Thorsby, and Jettie Noah, Clanton; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 13 nieces and nephews. 

Gracie Arlene Caffee
Funeral services for Gracie Arlene Caffee, were held on Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Clanton, with Rev. Melvin Hunter officiating.
Burial followed at Hopewell Missionary Bpatist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Hillside Mortuary of Clanton directing. 
Caffee was born on July 5, 1925, to the late Edward and Etta Sawyer, in Chilton County. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Clanton, where she served as a member of the choir and the Missionary Board. She served faithfully until her health failed. She was vibrant and full of life, and was loved by all who knew here. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Caffee, and her son, Charles Brown. She died on Friday, June 16, 2000, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.
Survivors include one brother, Columbus Sawyer, Clanton; a very special friend, Mrs. Hattie Bell Rogers, who was there during good times and also during her illness; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Pvt. Slyvia Shantae' Atchison
Funeral services for Pvt. Slyvia Shantae' Atchison were held at West End Church of Christ in Clanton on Sunday, June 25, 2000, with Brother William Stoudemire and Brother Robert Courtney officiating. 
Burial followed at New Style Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Hillside Mortuary of Clanton directing. 
Atchison was born on Oct. 6, 1979, to Joseph Williams and Marilyn Atchison in Clanton. She was added to the Lomax Church of Christ at an early age.
She graudated from Chilton County High School in May 1988. She went on to the Gadsden Jobs Corps Center before joining the U.S. Army in October 1999. She was a member of the 549th Military Police Company 3rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga., where she remained until her death. She died on June 19, 2000, at Ft. Stewart, Ga., as a result of an automobile accident. 
Survivors include her father, Joseph Williams, Clanton; her mother, Marilyn Williams, Clanton; three sisters, Shatorrie Denise Williams, Clanton, Joynethia Atchison, Birmingham, and LaTonya Atchison Embry, Attalla; two brothers, Joseph Williams, Jr., Clanton, and Allen D. Atchison III, Jemison; 13 uncles, seven aunts, and a host of other relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Rosie Lee White.

Referee McKee Lineberry
Funeral services for Referee McKee Lineberry, 94, Clanton, will be held on Friday, June 23, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jay Hurd officiating.
Burial will follow at Clanton City Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Lineberry was born on April 23, 1906, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Tom and Zora McKee. She was a bookkeeper. She died on June 21, 2000, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Cromwell, Prattville; two sisters, Evelyn Teel, Clanton, and Willodean Lyerly, Montgomery; and three grandsons.

William Lawrence Taylor
Funeral services for William Lawrence Taylor, 76, will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Thursday, June 29, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gary Aldridge officiating. 
Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton.
Taylor was born on Oct. 19, 1923, in Jefferson County, the son of the late W.A. and Cora Waddle Taylor. He died on June 27, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Blalock Taylor, Montgomery; one daughter, Janie Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery; three brothers, Jessie A. Taylor, Green Forrest, Ark., David L. Taylor, Gardendale, Jerry Taylor, Leeds; four sisters, Mary Bartee, Austell, Ga., Betty Littleton, Lawrence, Ga., Sue Jones, Birmingham, and Dorothy Mitchell, Niota, Tenn.

Myrtle Jacks Glenn
Graveside services for Myrtle Jacks Glenn, 82, Phenix City, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Pineview Memory Gardens with Pastor David Johnson officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing. 
Active pallbearers will include Wayne Glenn, Scott Russell, Dewey Goodwin, John Baker, James Patterson, Jr., and Stephen Patterson.
Glenn died on Thursday, June 29, 2000, at a Columbus, Ga., hospital. 
Survivors include three daughters, Wilma Patterson, Selma, Jeanette Corley, Birmingham, and Barbara Goodwin, Roanoke, Va.; one son, Ira W. Glenn, Phenix City; four sisters, Bernice Davis, Dothan, and Frances Lockhart, Johnnie Ruth Cummins, and Jean Johnson, all of Clanton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Nettie Mae Dick
Graveside services for Nettie Mae Dick, 90, a life-long resident of Chilton County, were held on Sunday, July 2, 2000 at Macedonia Baptist Cemetery. Interment followed at Macedonia Baptist Cemetery in Jemison.
Born on Jan. 10, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Azor Hayes and Mary Hayes and was a clerk. She died on June 30, 2000 at Medical center East in Birmingham and was preceded in death by her husband, L.A. Dick and her son, James Nix.
Survivors include three granddaughters, Rhonda Seritt of Cahaba Heights, Rene Kent of Athens, Tenn., and Amy Nix of Birmingham; two grandsons, Russell Nix of Springville and Jason Nix of Birmingham; and four great-grandchildren.

Alice Louise Calfee
Funeral services will be held for Alice Louise Calfee, 87 and a resident of Pensacola, will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Mulberry Baptist Church, with Rev. David Bishop officiating. Interment will follow at Mulberry Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville.
Born on April 9, 1913 in San Pedro, Calif., Calfee was the daughter of the late William Hodge and Elizabeth Alice Hodge. A homemaker, she died on July 1, 2000 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola.
A loving wife and mother, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Michael E. Palmer of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, William O. "Bill" and Carol Calfee of Milton, Fla.; a grandaughter, Marly C. Carr of Eagle River, Ark.; three grandsons, John Palmer, Shane Calfee and Jimmy Calfee, all of Atlanta; and three great-grandchildren, Eric, Allison and Ethan. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oscar Calfee.

Houston Kelley
Funeral services for Houston Kelley, 71 and a resident of Clanton, were held on Monday, July 3, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ricky Adams and Rev. Kenneth Northcutt officiating. Interment followed at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Born on June 4, 1929 in Alabama, he was the son of the late John Kelley and Evelyn Kelley. A foreman for the Chilton County Road Department, he died at his home on July 1, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene A. Kelley (nee' Lorene Adams) of Clanton, three daughters, Betty Mims of Leeds, Shirley Warr of Clanton and Cathy Walker of Clanton; three sisters, Floree Brooks of Clanton, Eulabe Giles of Clanton and Aralee Loomis of Clanton; a brother, Leo Kelley of Clanton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Anthony Bearden
Funeral services for Anthony Redge Bearden, 46, a resident of Bessemer and former resident of Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at City of Hope Chapel in Bessemer. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery with a short service.
Bearden was born on Nov. 29, 1953 at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, the son of Redge Berton and Betty Crowley Bearden. A butcher by trade, he lived in and around Clanton and Maplesville most of his life, moving to Bessemer in 1995. He died on July 2, 2000 at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham.
He is survived by a daughter, Lori Jamea Bearden Shutes; a son, Reginald "Reggie" James Bearden; a son-in-la, Michael Shutes; one grandson, Michael Garrett Shutes; two sisters, Debbie Bearden Fassett and Diane Bearden Champion; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Red Berton and Betty Crowley Bearden; and his grandparents, William Redge and Sally Jo Bearden and Thomas and Louise Horton Crowley.

Slyvia Ezell Pate
Funeral services for Sylvia Ezell Pate, 71, Thorsby, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Gerald Grauel officiating.
Burial will follow at Thorsby Memorial Cemetery in Thorsby, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Pate was born on May 8, 1929, in Texas, the daughter of William and Cecelia Mary Ezell. She was a homemaker. She died on July 3, 2000. 
Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Pate, Thorsby; two daughters, Juanita Silas, Pinson, and Stephanie Trim, Samson; three sons, Charles Williams, and David Pate, both of Thorsby, and Barry Joseph Pate, Hueytown; one brother, Bill Ezell, Mont.; and two sisters, Mary Melosky, Birmingham, and Agnes C. Harrington, La. 

Kevin Dale Williams
Funeral services for Kevin Dale Williams, 21, Clanton, will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church at 2 p.m., with Rev. Roland Davis and Rev. Travis Bussey officiating. 
Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home officiating. 
Williams was born on Sept. 26, 1978, in Alabama, the son of Gail Williams and the late Billy Joe Williams. He was a truck driver. He died at Russell Hospital in Alexander City on July 3, 2000. 
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Williams, Clanton; one unborn child; his mother, Gail Williams, Clanton; three sisters, Brenda Baker, Karen Popwell, and Donna Maddox, all of Clanton; one grandfather, Rev. H.O. Headley, Clanton; one grandmother, Annie Pearl Williams, Clanton; nine nieces and nephews; and a number of in-laws.

Odell M. Bolton
Funeral services for Odell M. Bolton, 86, Clanton, were held on Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Bell Lane Baptist Church in Clanton, with Rev. Doug Powell and Rev. Charles Brooks officiating.
Burial followed at Bell Lane Baptist Church Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Bolton was born on Nov. 3, 1913, in Alabama, the daughter of the late George W. and Lizzie Martin. She was a homemaker. She died on July 3, 2000, at her residence.
Survivors include one son, G.C. Bolton, Clanton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Donations may be made in memory to the Bell Lane Baptist Church Building Fund.

Ida Bell Rollan
Funeral services for Ida Bell Rollan, 91, Clanton, were held on Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Arthur Davis, Rev. Pate Hughins, and Rev. J.T. Meank officiating. 
Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Rollan was born on Dec. 15, 1908, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Lewis and Zadie Wright. She was a homemaker. She died on July 3, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. 
Survivors include two daughters, Eva Cofer and Mary Staggs, both of Clanton; three sons, Vernon Rollan and Erskin Rollan, both of Birmingham, and Denson Rollan, Clanton; two brothers, Tommy Wright, Lakeland, Fla., and William Wright, Clanton; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enoch A. "Lee" Rollan.


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