Miscellaneous Chilton County, Alabama Obituaries

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Jimmie Wayne Price
Funeral services for Jimmie Wayne Price, 58 and a resident of Clanton, will be held on Friday, July 7, 2000 at 2 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton.
Born on July 15, 1941 in Chilton County, he was the son of the late Raymond Price and Pearl Patterson Price. A meat inspector by trade, he died on July 6, 2000 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.
He is survived by his wife, Mabelene C. Price of Clanton, a daughter, Shannon Walker of Clanton, and a grandson, Price Walker of Clanton.

Henry Broughton Phillips
Funeral services for Henry Broughton Phillips, 68, Clanton, will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2000, at 4 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating.
Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Phillips was born on Sept. 3, 1931, in Lineville, the son of the late Joe and Mildred Phillips. He was a salesman. He died on July 6, 2000, at Elmore County Hospital in Wetumpka. 
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Phillips, Clanton; three sons, Aaron Lee Bee, Clanton, Bryan Bee, Tuscaloosa, and Hank Phillips, Ludale, Fla; three daughters, Tracey Lucas Roberts and Suzy Moraca, both of Birmingham, Terri Ann Moseman, Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Joseph Phillips, Florida; three sisters, Jimmie Lou Mewborne, Birmingham, Charlotte Kenny, Chicago Heights, Ill., and Sandra Gurley, Corinth, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

Alta Elizabeth Owens
Funeral services for Alta Elizabeth Owens, 78 and a resident of Clanton, were held on Tuesday, July 4, 2000 at New Cedron Baptist in Clanton, wtih Rev. Lyn Roe and Rev. Gene Hitchcock officiating. Interment followed at New Cedron Baptist Cemetery in Billingsley.
Born on Sept. 1, 1921 in Chilton County, she was the daughter of the late Loftin Dickinson and the late Pearl Dickinson. A seamstress, she died on July 2, 2000 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.
She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Owens of Clanton; a son-law, Jimmy Smith of Clanton; a daughter, Linda James of Phenix City; a son-in-law, Ron James of Phenix City; a brother, Reeves Dickinson of Birmingham; two sisters, Kathrney Owens of Clanton and Sue Steenland of New Jersey; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were her nephews.

A.D. Gore
Funeral services for A.D. Gore, 60 and a resident of Jemison, were held on Monday, July 10, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lonnie Plunkett officiating. Interment followed at Pine Hill Cemetery in Jemison.
Born on April 1, 1940 in Chilton County, he was the son of the late James Sideny Gore and the late Alice Drucilla Gore. A manufacturing supervisor, he died on July 8, 2000 at his residence in Jemison.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda J. Gore of Jemison; a son, Albert Dean Gore of Jemison; a daughter, Leah Darlene Payton of Jemison; a brother, Preston Gore of Jemison; three sisters, Ressie Wyatt of Millbrook, Alice Bonds of Jemison and Esther Goezel of Greenlane, Pa.; a granddaughter, Paige Elizabeth Gore of Jemison; and four grandsons, James Dean Gore, Adam Drew Gore, Brandon Payton and Scott Payton, all of Jemison.

Opal Hewett
Funeral services for Opal Hewett, 83 and a resident of Birmingham, were held on Monday, July 10, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, wtih Rev. Bruce Bamron officiating. Interment followed at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison.
Born on March 7, 1917 in St. Clair County, she was the daughter of the late James T. Vandergrift and the late Harriett O. Vandergrift. A homemaker, she died on July 7, 2000 at Beverly East Nursing Home in Birmingham.
She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn H. Langston of Birmingham; two sons, Kennety W. Hewett of Mobile and Hubert E. Hewett Jr. of Nahunta, Ga.; a brother, Ray Vandergrift of Hartford, Ala.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Edwin Jack Sims Jr.
Graveside services for Edwin Jack Sims Jr., 76 and a resident of Montevallo, were held on Monday, July 10, 2000 at Montevallo Cemetery, with Scott Watson officiating. Burial followed at Montevallo Cemetery.
A self-employed pharmacist, he was died on July 8, 2000 in Alabaster. He was a Word War II Navy veteran and a member of Providence Baptist Church in Montevallo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara J. Sims. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Sims of Montevallo; two sons, Mike Sims and Dennis Sims, both of Montevallo; a sister, Catherine Beindorf and her husband, Jim, of Greensboro, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jared Sims, Jeremy Sims and Jennifer Sims, all of Montevallo; Nicholas "Erica" Evans of Calera; and Ben Evans of Montevallo; and one great-grandchild, Eric Evans of Calera.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Providence Baptist Church in Montevallo.

Homer Lee Nelson
Graveside services for Homer Lee Nelson, 89 and a resident of Clanton, were held on Sunday, July 9, 2000 at Evergreen Cemetery in Verbena, with Rev. Sidney Gray officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.
he was born on Aug. 6, 1910 in Chilton County, the son of the late James Frank Nelson and the late Minnie Lee Nelson. A farmer, he died on July 8, 2000 at his residence in Clanton.
He is survived by three brothers, Amos Nelson of Sylacauga, Donald Nelson of Billingsley and Herbert Nelson of Tuscaloosa; four sisters, Dorothy Howell of South Port, Fla., Betty Gray of Montgomery, Trudy Dykes of Loveland, Ohio, and Myrtle Cox of Ocala, Fla.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mary L. Mattingly
Graveside services were held for Mary L. Mattingly, 79 and a resident of Verbena, on Sunday, July 9, 2000 at Mt. Creek Baptist Cemetery, wtih Rev. Lamar Davis officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Creek Baptist Cemetery in Mt. Creek.
She was born on May 22, 1921 at Kentucky, the daughter of the late John Hungate and the late Nancy Hungate. A homemaker, she died on July 7, 2000 at her residence in Verbena. 
Survivors include her husband, Kelley Mattingly of Verbena; two sons, Ronald Mattingly of Verbena and John Mattingly of Vero Beach, Fla.; four grandsons, David Mattingly of Norcross, Ga., Paul Mattingly of Deluth, Ga., John Kelley Mattingly of Knoxville, Tenn., and Scott Mattingly of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Undyne Mattingly of Verbena; and a brother, John Hungate of Louisville. 

David Arnold Calloway
Funeral services for David A. Calloway, 40, a resident of Maplesville, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Maplesville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Matt Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Born on Oct. 5, 1959, he was the son of the late John David Calloway and the late Maybelline Beam Calloway. He died on July 11, 2000 at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham.
Survivors include by his wife, Anita Anderson Calloway of Maplesville; two sons, David Earl Calloway and Jonathan William Calloway, both of Maplesville; three brothers, Billy Wayne Beam, Charles Edward Beam, both of Randolph, and Bill Beam of Oklahoma; three sisters, Brenda Freeman of Lawley, Linda Tillery of Randolph and Glenda Jones of Clanton; one grandmother, Marie Hayes of Maplesville; a grandfather, Sam Hayes of Maplesville; six brothers-in-law, Tootle Freeman of Lawley, Billy Tillery of Randolph, Roland Jones of Clanton, Robert Anderson of Maplesville, Michael Anderson of Thorsby, Jerry Atchison of Plantersville; and three sisters-in-law, Lynn Beam of Randolph, Sharon Beam of Randolph and Angie Anderson of Maplesville.

Walter James Dow
Funeral services for Walter J. Dow, 46 and a resident of Maplesville, will be held today at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore.
He was a truck driver for Bama West Trucking and served in the United States Air-forc. He died on July 3, 2000.
Active pallbearers are Charles Johns, Dennis Terry, Stan Goff, Heith Clark, Chad McDonald and Greg Foley. Honorary pallbearers are James Friday and O'Neal Caton. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Fails Dow of Maplesville; two step-sons, Mark Howard Neal and Scott William Neal; one daughter-in-law, Susan Neal and his mother-in-law, Tennie Fails. 

Henry Allen Whitley Jr.
Graveside services for Henry Allen Whitley Jr., 75 and a resident of Clanton, were held on Saturday, July 15, 2000 at Bethsalem Baptist Cemetery in Billingsley, with Rev. Donnie Burns officiating.
Born on July 31, 1924 in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Henry Allen Whitley and the late Alice M. Armstrong Whitley. A civil engineer, he died on July 13, 2000 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis G. Whitley of Clanton; two daughters, Lisa Waters of Jemison and Robyn Denham of Clanton; four sisters, Hilda Godwin of Cropwell, Ala., Beulah Holmes of Centerpoint, Ala., Ann Gable of Trussville and Rena Hudson of Warrior, Ala.; five grandsons, Jeremy Waters, Dustyn Waters, Chris Waters, Nathan Waters and David Acker; and a granddaughter, Jodi Denham.

Horace W. Maddox, Sr.
Funeral services for Horace W. Maddox, Sr., 65, Thorsby, will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at 1 p.m at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Olen P. Hutchins officiating. 
Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Maddox was born in Chilton County on June 13, 1935, the son of the late Leonard and Lois Price Maddox. He was a printer. He died on July 16, 2000, at Briarcliff Nursing Home. 
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Maddox, Thorsby; three sons, Horace W. Maddox, Jr., Verbena, Jimmy Maddox, Thorsby, Jeffery Maddox, Clanton; two sisters, Pearl Bice, Clanton, and Polly Jones, Birmingham; one brother, Vernon Maddox, Clanton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Emily Shae 
and Abbey Cheyenne Phillips
Emily Shae and Abbey Cheyenne Phillips, the infant daughters of Kevin and Tracey Phillips of Watercross Dr., Wilsonville, died on July 15, 2000, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. Their funeral service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. The service will be graveside at Cane Creek Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Survivors include their parents, Kevin and Tracey Phillips, Wilsonville; two sisters, Miss Tiffany Allred Phillips, Wilsonville, and Lacey Nichole Phillips, Helena; one brother, Chase Phillips, Wilsonville; and three grandparents, Dennis and Rita Allred, Wilsonville, and Lou Ann Willis, Calera. 

Richard Lee (Ricky) Holmes
Funeral services for Richard Lee (Ricky) Holmes, 33, Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Paul Walker officiating.
Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, July 18, 2000, from 5-8 p.m.
Holmes was born in Alabama, the son of Robert and Billie Holmes. He was a salesman. He died on July 16, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. 
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Holmes, Clanton; one daughter, Catilyn Holmes, Birmingham; two step-sons, Kenneth Woodall, Montevallo, and Kevin Woodall, Clanton; two step-daughters, Karen Edwards, Calera, and Kimberly Woodall, Clanton; his father, Robert Holmes, Irondale; his mother, Billie Holmes, Irondale; one brother, Randy Holmes, Birmingham; two sisters, Connie Stidham, Irondale, Marybeth Brown, Moody; and one granddaughter. 

U. L. Hays
Graveside services for Mr. U. L. Hayes, 82, Covington, Ga., will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Martin Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Hayes was born on March 28, 1918, in Chilton County, to the late William and Lilla Marcus Hays. He died on July 20 in Conyers, Ga.
He is survived by his widow, Vivian Hays of Covington; two sons, John Hays of Catersville, Ga., Barry Hays, of Covington; two daughters, Betty Adair of Paducah, Ken., Linda Fredrick of Clinton, Tenn.; one brother, C. C. Hays of Kenosha, Wis.; two sisters, Lodene Whittenbert of Lipscomb, Clara Merchant of Clanton, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Earl Vincent Butler
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Vincent Butler, 81, Clanton, will be held on Tuesday, July 25, at 11 a.m., at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tony Smitherman.
Interment will follow at Collins Chapel Cemetery in Thorsby, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Butler was born on June 25, 1919, in Chilton County, to the late Lloyd and Celia Bazemore Butler. He died on July 20 at his home in Clanton.
He is survived by one daughter, Earlene Edwards; a son-in-law, Randall Edwards; two grandsons, Hunter and Ryan Edwards; one brother, J.T. Butler of Springfield, Va.; one sister, Mayblane Elkins of Thorsby; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene C. Butler.

Wilbur Glenn Peters
Funeral services for Wilbur Glenn Peters, 68, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton on Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Roy Smith officiating.
Burial will follow at Mineral Springs Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Peters was born on Dec. 17, 1931, in Alabama, the son of the late Lawrence and Sophia Peters. He was a truck driver and had served in the Marines. He died on July 17, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center. 
Survivors include his wife, Ada L. Peters, Jemison; one daughter, Vanessa Gail Peters, Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Jemison; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mary D. Menard
Mary D. Menard, 73, Scott, La., will be buried at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Scott, La., with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Menard was born on July 14, 1927, in Louisiana, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Anastize Domingue. She was a homemaker. She died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. 
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara M. Forestier, Carencro, La., and Gerry Champagne, Jemison; one son, Darrell Menard, Scott, La.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Andrew Fletcher Pyron, Jr.
Funeral services for Andrew Fletcher Pyron, Jr., 77, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 27, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jay Hurd officiating.
Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham at 1 p.m., with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 26, 2000, from 6-8 p.m. 
Pyron was born in April 5, 1923, in Alabama, the son of the late Andrew and Geneva Pyron. 
He was a service manager. He died on July 24, 2000, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret C. Pyron, Clanton; one son, Ted J. Pyron, Ohatchee; one daughter, Andrea P. Deneke, Clanton; two brothers, William M. Pyron and Wayne Pyron, both of Houston; one sister, Ruth P. Murphree, Birmingham; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 

Catherine Anna O'Brien
Funeral services for Catherine Anna O'Brien, 69, Prattville, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 27, 2000, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Hoyt Chastain officiating. 
Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 p.m. O'Brien was born on May 6, 1931, in Connecticut, the daughter of the late Robert Shaw. She was a homemaker. She died on July 25, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery. 
Survivors include her husband, Don O'Brien, Prattville; one son, Ron O'Brien, Prattville; two daughters, Barbara Ann O'Brien, Prattville, and Sharon Rose Wilson, Verbena; and four grandchildren.

Horace L. Baker
A memorial service for Horace L. Baker, 78, will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church off Highway 22 on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at 11 a.m.
Baker was the son of the late Dolphus G. Baker and Glennie F. Baker of Clanton. Baker served in the Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Waukesha and the U.S.S. Lexington. At the end of the war he returned home and entered Auburn University. He graduated from the Auburn University School of Architecture in 1951. He was employed in Tampa, Fla., for a short period. He returned to Alabama and for a number of years worked with a group of architectural firms in Birmingham. He died on July 25, 2000, in Hayward, Calif.
Survivors include one brother, Thomas J. Baker, Bay Point, Calif.; two sisters, Mabel (Pat) Tucker, Clanton, and Doris B. Knight, Birmingham; and a number of nephews and nieces. 

Christopher Blake Cromwell
Graveside services for Christopher Blake Cromwell, 33 and a resident of Prattville, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000 at 3 p.m. at Clanton City Cemetery, with Rev. Jay Hurd officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.
Born on Nov. 22, 1966 in Alabama, he was the son of William Blake Cromwell and Lynn Cromwell. A construction worker, he died on Aug. 4, 2000.
He is survived by his parents, William Blake Cromwell and Lynn Cromwell, both of Prattville; a daughter, Lauren Lindsey Cromwell, of Prattville; a son, Christopher Blake Cromwell II, of Prattville; two brothers, Gregory Blake Cromwell of Clanton and Jeffrey Blake Cromwell of Prattville; a sister-in-law, Daffaney Cromwell, of Prattville; and his grandmother, Peggy Seales of Dothan.

James Osmond Cleckler
Funeral services for James Osmond Cleckler, 80, Jemison, will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Gothard and Rev. Alvin Porter officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home officiating.
Cleckler was born on March 7, 1920, in Chilton County, the son of the late Posey and Cleckler. He was in the construction industry. He died on Aug. 8, 2000, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine D. Cleckler, Jemison; one daughter, Denise C. Hilyer, Jemison; four sisters, Jessie Henley, Mobile, and Pearline Robinson, Datha Littlefield, and Willodean Rutherford, Jemsion; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Esther Ray Traywick
Funeral services for Esther Ray Traywick, 89, Clanton, will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation was at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, from 5-8 p.m. 
Traywick was born on March 15, 1911, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Oliver L. and Bedie L. Ray. She was a homemaker. She died on Aug. 8, 2000, at Healthsouth Montgomery Rehab. 
Survivors include two daughters, Gulma Heflin, Albany, Ga., and Marjorie Chancellor, Pinehurst, N.C.; three sons, Thomas Traywick, Maple, N.C., Roger Traywick, Headland, and Len Traywick, Montgomery; three sisters, Gatie Mullins and Wilma Owens, both of Clanton, Ruth Silas, Prattville; two brothers, Aubrey Ray, Wetumpka, and John Ray, Prattville; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Traywick. 

Hazel M. Peek
Funeral services for Hazel M. Peek, 93, Marbury, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. W.L. Adams officiating.Burial followed at Oakland-Brighton Cemetery in Birmingham, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Peek was born on Oct. 21, 1906, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Walter and Susie Amelia Sims. She was a homemaker. She died on Aug. 9, 2000, at her residence. Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Cooper, Huntsville, and Mary Yvonne Lockhart, Marbury; two sons, James Vines, Montgomery, and Courtney Peek, Mountain Creek; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Grover Vines; one daughter, Juanita Vines; and two sons, John G. Vines and Hollis Vines. 

Gerald Wayne Headley
A memorial service for Gerald Wayne Headley, 69, Prattville, was held on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Pleasant Grove Church in Clanton, with Rev. Joey Green officiating and Alabama Cremation Centers of Dadeville in charge of arrangements.
In his earlier years Headley worked as a farm hand with his uncle in the Collins Chapel Community. He died on Aug. 7, 2000.
Survivors include his father, Virgel Worthy Headley, Wetumpka; four sons, Roger L. Headley, Roy L. Headley, Danny Headley, all of Clanton, and Stevie Headley, Marbury; five sisters, Annette Feister, Prattville, Peggy Jones Lockhart, Wetumpka, Teresa Shavers, Tammy Nelson, and Stacy Langston, all of Clanton; and a host of friends at the Prattville Baptist Nursing Home, where he lived the past few years.He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Irene Headley; two brothers, Lloyd Ira Headley and Terry Wayne Headley.

Julia Hester Hicks
Funeral services for Julia Hester Hicks, 86 and a Cullman resident, were held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at Clanton Presbyterian Church, wtih Rev. Lamar Davis and Rev. Hal Oakley officiating. Interment followed at Clanton City Cemetery.
Born on Aug. 2, 1914 in Chilton County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Allen Hester and the late Beverly Mae Hester. She was employed by the Auburn University Extension Service and died on Aug. 9, 2000 at NHC Health Care in Moulton, Ala.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Thompson of Cullman; her son-in-law, Carey Thompson of Cullman; and her grandson, Second Lieutenant Carey Thompson of Fort Sill, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Lee Hicks.

Jean E. Patterson
Graveside services for Jean E. Patterson, 67 and a resident of Verbena, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, wtih Elder C.E. Tucker officiating.
Born on Dec. 12, 1932 in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Levi Elmore and the late Eunice Elmore. A nurse by profession, she died on Aug. 11, 2000 at Baptist Medical Center/Montclair in Birmingham.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas F. Patterson III of Verbena; a daughter, Pam Hinkle of Apple Creek, Ohio; three sons, Earl Frank Patterson of Birmingham, William Charles Patterson of Verbena and Thomas F. Patterson IV of Rossville, Ga.; two sisters, Carolyn Dean of Montgomery and Charlene Jackson of Birmingham; a brother, Milton C. Smith of Birmingham; seven grandchildren and two great-granchildren.

Zadie Halcon Todd
Funeral services for Zadie Halcon Todd, 90 and a resident of Vestavia Hills, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Cecil Little. Interment will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, and visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.
Born on Dec. 3, 1909 in Chilton County, she was the daughter of the late Ree Madison Bryant and the late Katie C. Bryant. A homemaker, she died on Aug. 11, 2000 at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Todd.
She is survived by three sons, Donnie D. Todd Sr. of Pell City, Billy Frank Todd of Hampton, Ark., and Gerald Todd of Alvin, Texas; a daughter, Helen Jones of Vestavia Hills; a sister, Ludelia Franks of Plains, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. 

W.C. Rucker
Graveside services for W.C. Rucker, 68 and a resident of Jackson, Miss., will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville, with Billy Maddox officiating. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home.
Born on Feb. 8, 1932 in Chilton County, he was the son of the late Coy Rucker and the late Melba May Rucker. A heavy equipment operator, he died on Aug. 12, 2000 at University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Rucker, of Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Marie Ford of Birmingham and Patricia Arender of Jackson; a son, Huey Smith of Brandon, Miss.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Madison Dewey Dennis
Funeral services for Madison Dewey Dennis, 74 and a resident of Clanton, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Baptist Cemetery in Clanton.
Born on March 28, 1926 in Chilton County, he was the son of the late Madison Dewitt Dennis and the late Martha Ann Dennis. A repairman for Firestone, he died on Aug. 13, 2000 in Prattville.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Van Smith of Clanton and Barbara and William Sowell of Prattville; two sisters, Rena Burnett of Thorsby and Elsie Rollan of Prattville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Myrtis Mae Driver
Funeral services for Myrtis Mae Driver, 60 and a resident of Clanton, were held on Monday, aug. 14, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harlan Harris and Rev. Simon Bussie officiating. Interment followed at Lime Springs Methodist Cemetery in Clanton.
Born on April 5, 1940, she was the daughter of the late William Clauden Vines and the late Ida Lee Vines. A homemaker, she died on Aug. 12, 2000 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.
She is survived by her husband, Ed Driver of Clanton; three sons, Allen Ray Driver, Bruce Wayne Driver and Steven Lee Driver, all of Clanton; two daughters, Teresa Gail Wilson and Sherry Lynn Johnson, both of Clanton; a brother, William Vines of Clanton; three sisters, Margie Seales of Clanton, Rosie Headley of Clanton and Elizabeth Samples of Dadeville; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James Allen Driver.

Annie Gertrude Buckner
Funeral services for Annie Gertrude Buckner, 93 and a resident of Thorsby, were held on Monday, Aug. 14, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Fred Zeigler officiating. Interment followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton.
Born on Aug. 15, 1906, she was an LPN by profession and died on Aug. 11, 2000 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.
She is survived by three daughters, Virginia Bukner of Clanton, Susan Ann Kundrat of Hilton Head, S.C., and Patricia Gertrude Robertson of Rocky Mt., Va.; two sons, Robert Eugene Buckner of Sacramento, Calif., and William Howard Buckner of Thorsby; and two sisters, Ola Moore and Mattie Robbins, both of Birmingham.

Fannie Lue Murphy
Funeral services for Fannie Lue Murphy, 79, Jemison, were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, with Rev. Keith Edwards and Rev. Morris Holcombe officiating. 
Burial followed at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. 
Murphy was born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Alabama, the daughter of the late J.B. and Bessie Martin. She was a homemaker. She died on Aug. 3, 2000, at her residence. 
Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Emfinger, Jemison; two sons, Otis C. Murphy, Jr., and Anthony Murphy, both of Jemison; one brother, J.V. Martin, Michigan; two sisters, Nina Turner, Molton, and Grace Meeks, Prattville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Sarah Elizabeth Barnett
Funeral services for Sarah Elizabeth Barnett, 86, Jemison, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bruce Varden and Rev. Morris Holcombe officiating. 
Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. 
Barnett was born on March 22, 1914, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late John N. and Callie Martin. She was a homemaker. She died on Aug. 21, 2000, at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster. 
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Ellison, Jemison; four brothers, Luby Martin, Jemison, Calvin Martin, Birmingham, Maston Martin, Oatman, Odene Martin, Pascagoula, Miss.; two sisters, Daisy Barnett, Alabaster, and Perline Littleton, Jemison. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Barnett, and one son, John Wayne Barnett. 

Sara Nell Johnson
Funeral services for Sara Nell Johnson, 52, Plantersville, will be held at New Life Assembly of God on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ron Thrower, Rev. Wayne Hughes, and Rev. William Short officiating. 
Burial will follow at New Life Assembly of God in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include her husband, James Oneal Johnson, Plantersville; one son, James O. Johnson II, Clanton; two daughters, Angela Posey and Ashley Dennis, both of Plantersville; four brothers, William McMinn and Mike McMinn, both of Clanton, Julius McMinn and Terry McMinn, both of Maplesville; six sisters, Norma Dennis and Diane Connell, both of Verbena, Alice Dempsey, Selma, Brenda Langston, Clanton, and Margie McMinn and Pam Bright, both of Maplesville; and three grandchildren.


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