Harmon (Shake) Brogden , 89 of Andalusia, Al , died Sat.
Sept. 23, 2000, in North Tonawanda, NY, after a short illness. He
was a native of Gantt, AL, and the son of the late James Alvert Brogden
and Joan Rawls Brogden. He attended Auburn University and served
in the U. S. Army during World War II . He lived in Ransomville,
NY, from 1946 to 1998 when he moved to Andalusia. He
retired from DuPont, Inc. in Niagara Falls, NY as a chemical
He is buried in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery . Survivors include
his wife, Clara Duggan Brogden of Andalusia; a daughter, Adehlia Ann Kowsky
of North Tonawanda, NY; a son David Brogden and his wife Susan Harrison
of Ohio, a sister Lorene Johns of Frisco City; and four grandchildren.
George William McNair, 71, died Nov. 11, 1996, at his Hayden
residence. The Alabama native was the son of the late John Henry and Martha
Boone McNair and husband of Dorothy Power McNair. A U. S. Army veteran
of WW II, he was retired in 1987 from Ryder Truck Rentals in Atlanta.
Surviving besides his wife are daughter Peggy McNair Lewis, Hayden; six
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Jack Metzler officiated
services Nov. 14 at Lemley Funeral Chapel, with burial at Mauldin Cemetery
in Blount County. Pallbearers were Billy Joe Lewis, Scott Wilson (grandson),
Craig Hogeland, Tim Wright, Billy Edwards, and Harry Lee Melvin (nephew
from Atlanta). This was taken from "The Blount Countain Newspaper".
It is a weekly newspaper
of Blount County Alabama.
Services for Vera Cobb Denham, 85, of 315 Longshore Drive, will be
today at 2 p.m. at Young’s Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney
Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gray Brown-Service
Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Denham died Friday at Regional Medical Center.Survivors include
two sons, Ed Denham of Jacksonville and Bobby Denham of Kansas; a daughter,
Lisa Nenitz of Alexandria; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and
Pallbearers will be Jim Tidwell, Tony Williams, Carl Hicks, Don Chandler,
Joel Hovedon, Donnie Heath, Richard Braden, Jerry Hudson and Harold Carroll.
Mrs. Denham was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She
was a Methodist and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Denham, a
daughter, Glendon Hicks, a son, Jackie Denham and a grandson, Wendell Hicks.
[The Jacksonville News, Jacksonville, AL, 01-13-1999]
Graveside services for Billy J. Goodwin, 68, of 1121 Hillcrest Drive,
Weaver, were Monday at 1 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Gardens Cemetery with
the Rev. David Daniels officiating. K. L. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory
was in charge.
Mr. Goodwin died Friday at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Polly McFall Goodwin of Weaver; three sons,
Rick Goodwin and Steve Goodwin, both of Jacksonville and William Goodwin
of Weaver; three sisters, Bertie Bailey of Jacksonville, Mary Goodwin of
Anniston and Frances Taylor of West Virginia; three brothers, Dock Goodwin
of Piedmont, Junior Goodwin of Jacksonville and Larry Goodwin of New Hampshire
and four grandchildren, Kayla Goodwin, Chad Goodwin, Neil Goodwin and Aaron
Goodwin, all of Jacksonville.
Pallbearers were Aaron Goodwin, Chad Goodwin, Neil Goodwin, Mike Goodwin,
Jeff Fuller and Leon McFall.
Mr. Goodwin was a native of Jacksonville and returned to live in Weaver
after 20 years service in the U. S. Air Force. He was preceded in death
by a brother, Lamar Goodwin.Donations may be made to American Lung Association
of Alabama, P. O. Box 55209, Birmingham 35255. [The Jacksonville
News, Jacksonville, AL, 01-13-1999]
Services for Mildred Huffar Harris, 87, of Jacksonville, formerly of
Gadsden, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Collier-Butler Funeral Home
in Gadsden. The Rev. Will Garrett officiated. Burial followed in the Oak
Hill Cemetery in Attalla.
Mrs. Harris died Jan. 5.
Survivors include Carolyn Serviss of Jacksonville; three grandchildren,
William Spann of Virginia Beach, Va., Elizabeth Duggan of Charleston, S.C.
and Emory Serviss of Atlanta; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Harris, a longtime resident of Gadsden and Attala, was a member
of Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Harris and a daughter,
Jo Harris Spann.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jacksonville State University
Foundation, 700 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville, 36265. [The Jacksonville
News, Jacksonville, AL, 01-13-1999]
Graveside services for Morris “Jack” Jennings Morgan, 78, of Houston,
Texas, formerly of Nances Creek, were Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at Nances Creek
Cemetery. Dr. Will Garrett and the Rev. Joe Harris officiated. Burial was
at Nances Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Morgan died Jan. 2 in Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Morgan of Houston; a daughter,
Katherine Hutmacher of League City, Texas; two sons, Samuel Harvey Morgan
of Lufkin, Texas and Ben C. Morgan of Nashville; and two grandchildren,
Sarah Morgan and Michael Morgan of Nashville.
Mr. Morgan was born Aug. 31, 1920 in Calhoun County near Jacksonville.
He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in April 1940 and was a survivor of the sinking
of the USS Yorktown in the Battle of Midway in June 1942. He earned Naval
Aviator Wings and was commissioned a naval officer in December 1944 after
which he served in the Pacific and Japan.
Following his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he began his career
in commercial and corporate navigation. He flew 20 types of aircraft and
logged over 12,000 hours in the air.
He flew over most of the world and was manager of Texas Eastern Transmission’s
flight department when he retired in 1978.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Region 7, 504
Brookwood Blvd., Birmingham 35209. [The Jacksonville News, Jacksonville,
Services for Alonzo A. Webb, Sr., 67, of 410 S.E. Vann St., were Saturday
at 11 a.m. at the Ervin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bobby Price officiated.
Burial was in Dayton, Ohio.Mr. Webb died Jan. 6 in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Webb of Jacksonville; a daughter,
Valerie D. Norton of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Alonzo A. Webb, Jr., Columbus;
and five grandchildren.Pallbearers will be nephews.
Mr. Webb retired in 1992 from Dayton School System. He was a member
of Alabama A&M Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
[The Jacksonville News, Jacksonville, AL, 01-13-1999]
Curtis H. Johnson
Services for Curtis H. Johnson, 81, were Saturday at 2 p.m. at K. L.
Brown Funeral Home and Crematory, with the Revs. Terry Johnson and Larry
Hughes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Johnson died April 11 at Clay County Hospital.
Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Dora Sue and Clytus
Angel of Jacksonville; a brother and sister-in-law James and Sarah M. Johnson
of Oxford; two sisters-in-law, Mildred B. Johnson and Louise Potts, both
of Jacksonville; nine nieces and nephews, Hearel Johnson, Terry Johnson,
Jane Gowens, Gary Angel, Carol Hays, Mike Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Jeff
Angel and Becky Craven; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were Eddie Johnson, Derek Johnson, Jim Hays, Gary Angel,
Jeff Angel, Danny Craven and Hearel Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were
members of the King’s Men Sunday School Class and deacons of Angel Grove
Mr. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He
was a World War II Air Force veteran and a member and inactive deacon of
Angel Grove Baptist Church.
He was a graduate of Jacksonville State Teachers College, where he
played on the basketball team. Later, he graduated from Peabody College
in Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Johnson taught school for 35 years. He taught at Spring Garden
High School and Cedar Springs Junior High School.
He retired from Oxford High School after teaching biology for 27 years.
He enjoyed gardening and was an avid supporter of the Jacksonville
State University athletic program. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Robert and Annie Johnson, and by two brothers, Burford Johnson and Doug
Donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Center, c/o University
of Alabama at Birmingham, 1225 Jefferson Tower, Birmingham 35294.
Bobby Ray Maddox
Services for Bobby Ray Maddox, 51, were Saturday at 11 a.m. at K. L.
Brown Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. Jasper Dean officiating.
Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Maddox died Thursday at home.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Phillips Maddox of Jacksonville;
a son and daughter-in-law, David and Dianna Maddox of Piedmont; a sister,
Linda Ragan of Northville, Mich.; three brothers, Lathan Maddox Jr., of
Gadsden and Buddy Maddox and Garry Maddox, both of Piedmont; and a grandchild,
Heather Maddox of Piedmont.
Pallbearers were Jack Ginn, Ed Colfield, Nathan Camp, Buddy Jamison,
Phillip Gaines and Ray Pope.
Mr. Maddox was a native of Cherokee County and had lived in Calhoun
County the past 28 years. He retired after 27 years from Anniston Army
Depot and was a member of Ragan’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Lathan Maddox and Frances Bomar Maddox.
Monteen Key Gowens
Services for Monteen Key Gowens, 82, were Sunday at 2 p.m. at K. L.
Brown Funeral Home and Crematory with the Revs. Edward Smith and Thomas
Moran officiating. Burial was in Jacksonville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Gowens died Thursday at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David DuHon
of Jacksonville; two granddaughters and their husbands, Stacey and Kenny
Burrell and Brandy and Jason Willingham, all of Jacksonville; and a great-grandchild,
Madison Paige Burrell; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jerry Key, Donnie Gowens, Larry Gowens, Vann Gowens,
Garry Ray, Bill Webb and Preston Barnwell.
Mrs. Gowens had lived in Calhoun County most of her life and was a
member of Jacksonville Church of God. She loved her church and her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Macon Gowens, and her parents,
Bessie (Daniel) and Will Key.
M. Nat Andrews Jr.
A memorial service for M. Nat Andrews Jr., 56, of Piedmont, will take
place Sunday at 6 p.m. at Hanks Community Cemetery in Piedmont. Mr. Andrews
died April 7 at his home and was buried April 11 at Elmwood Cemetery in
Birmingham following services at Ridout’s Valley Chapel in Homewood.
A native of Homewood, Mr. Andrews moved to Piedmont in 1999. He is
survived by his son, Nathanial Andrews III of Atlanta; two daughters, Rachel
Andrews and Christine Andrews of Birmingham; his mother, Mary Emily Andrews
of Homewood; his brother, William W. Andrews of Birmingham; and a special
friend, Angie Finley, of Jacksonville.
Mr. Andrews was a graduate of the Birmingham University School and
Indian Springs. He earned his BS degree from Auburn University and his
master’s from the University of Alabama. Prior to moving to Calhoun County,
he was an assistant dean in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Special
Studies Department and a freelance website developer.
A photographer, writer and outdoor enthusiast who relished the natural
beauty that surrounded his adopted hometowns of Piedmont and Jacksonville,
Andrews used his talent for website design to promote the area’s people
and places he held dear. On his websites, visitors enjoyed and often commented
on his photo galleries, which captured the flavor of the area with sweeping
panoramas of Dugger Mountain and wildflowers found along the Chief Ladiga
Trail, as well as articles and photos about the area’s historic sites of
interest. He was also a musician and artist who especially enjoyed gospel
music and studying the Bible.
Memorial donations may be made to the League for Animal Welfare.
Richard Wesley Johnson
Services for Richard Wesley Johnson, 59, will be today at 2 p. m. at
K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. Roger Wil- more officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Johnson died Sunday at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Berneta Odom Johnson of Jacksonville; a
daughter and son-in-law, Lynette and David Anthony King of Jacksonville;
four sisters, Loreen Brooks of Odenville, Joyce Smith of Trussville, Gail
Glassock of Vestavia Hills and Marie Cornelius of Pell City; six brothers,
Oscar Johnson of Anniston, Frank Johnson of Shreveport, La, Henry Johnson
and David Johnson, both of Moody, Steven Johnson of Leeds and Alan Johnson
of Birmingham; a grandchild, Alexis King of Jacksonville; and nine nieces
and 12 nephews.
Pallbearers were B. L. Brooks, Arnold Johnson, Andy Weems, Crawford
Nelson, Charlie Rice and Gene Bussey. Honorary pallbearers were deacons
of First Baptist Church of Weaver.
Mr. Johnson was born in Acmar and grew up in Leeds. He had taught physical
education for 25 years at Oxford Middle School.
He was an ordained deacon and a member of First Baptist Church of Weaver
and the Bobby Hendrix Sunday School Class. He enjoyed woodcrafting.
James L. Key
Services for James L. Key, 73, of Weaver were Friday at 2 p.m. at Anniston
Memorial Funeral Home with evangelists Clyde Ray and Elbert Lewis officiating.
Burial was in Anniston Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Key died April 25 at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Key of Weaver; one son, Bryan P.
Key of Weaver; two daughters, Kristy K. Cosby of Weaver and Theresa Beasley
of Anniston; four grandchildren, Justin Brown and Jenna Brown of Weaver,
Angela Beasley and Spence Beasley of Anniston; one great-grandchild, Camryn
Beasley; two sisters, Dorothy Patterson of Anniston and Alice Curvin of
Pallbearers were Jim Wohl, Wayne Griffith, Denton Harbin, Brock Parker,
Bill Ryan and Eddie Nunnally. Honorary pallbearers were Dan Williams, Bert
Stewart, Joe Phagan, Buddy Jamison, Bill Fulmer and Bill Smith.
Mr. Key was a member of Weaver Church of Christ and was preceded in
death by a son, Jeffery Allen Key, his mother and father, Bertha and Clifford
Key, and a brother Burton Key.
Services for Raynard Zander, 35, of Atlanta, were April 24 at 1 p.m.
at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Chamber
Funeral Home directed.
Mr. Zander died April 17.
Survivors include his parents, Robert H. Zander and Mattie J. (Booker)
Zander of Bessemer; two sisters, Betty J. Parker of Jacksonville and Angelica
M. Collins of Bessemer; a brother, Robert M. Zander of Lithonia, Ga.; six
uncles; five aunts and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a member of Cathedral of Divine Love in Decatur, Ga.
Joe Ronald Snider
Services for Joe Ronald Snider, 60, were Monday at 2 p.m. at Thompson
Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Hammonds officiating. Burial was at Jacksonville
Mr. Snider died Friday at Northeast Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Snider of Jacksonville; six sons
and five daughters-in-law, Shane and Kathy Brown of Wellington, Scott and
Donnell Snider, Ronald and Rhonda Snider, Billy and Telisha Snider, Michael
and April Snider and Derick Snider, all of Jacksonville; three daughters;
his mother, Evelyn Snider of Jacksonville; four sisters, Virginia Andrews
of Jacksonville, Linda Goodwin, Robin Young and Lennis Simmons, all of
Albertville; two brothers, Perry Snider and Timmy Snider, both of Albertville;
a step-brother, David Crumbley of Albertville; and four grandchildren,
Krystal Brown, Hunter Brown, Taylor Snider and Dalton Snider.
Pallbearers were Shane Brown, Scott Snider, Ronald Snider, Billy Snider,
Michael Snider, Derick Snider and Mark Brown.
Mr. Snider was a native of Marshall County and had been a Calhoun County
resident for most of his life. He was a member of West Side Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Snider; his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Pittman; and two brothers, Jimmy Snider and Edward Snider.
Cora Viola Smith
Services for Cora Viola Smith, 76, of 909 Ninth Ave., N. E., Jacksonville,
formerly of Indiana County, Pa., were Monday at 2 p.m. at K. L. Brown Funeral
Home and Crematory Chapel with Dr. Will Garrett and the Rev. Tommy Ledbetter
Mrs. Smith died Friday at Jacksonville Hospital.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara and
Melvin George of Holidaysburg, Pa., Dorothy Dowden of Somerset, Ky., and
Brenda and George Cline of Jacksonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert
Allan and Amy Smith of Derry, Pa.; a sister, Edith Pisarik of Sinclairville,
N. Y.; and 13 grandchildren.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Idamar, Pa., and had been a resident of
Jacksonville for the past five years. She attended First United Methodist
Church in Jacksonville.
Donations may be made to the Jacksonville Senior Citizen Center.
Liler Rauls Jackson
Services for Liler Rauls Jackson of Gadsden, formerly of Jacksonville,
were Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, with the
Rev. B. J. Price officiating. Burial was in Jacksonville City Cemetery
with Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Jackson died April 24.
Survivors include a son, Raymond J. Jackson Sr.; a daughter-in-law,
Melinda E. Jackson of Gadsden; four granddaughters, Harriette Mostella
and her husband, J. D. Mostella of Southside, Denise Fuller of Neptune,
N. J., Paula Jackson of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Pamela Jackson of Gadsden;
three grandsons, Frederick Jackson and his wife, Carolyn Jackson of Gadsden,
Raymond Jackson Jr., and his wife, Angela Jackson of Attalla and Tyrone
Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio; 15 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville and
served on the usher board and missionary society. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Will Jackson.
Nancy Etta Askew
Graveside services for Nancy Etta Askew, 81, were Saturday at White’s
Gap Cemetery with the Rev. James Martin officiating and K. L. Brown Funeral
Home and Crematory in charge.
Mrs. Askew died Friday in Jacksonville.
Survivors include a daughter, Kitty Askew of Jacksonville; a son, William
Glenn Askew Jr., of Lincoln; two sisters, Bernice Wright of Guntersville
and Maudie Cobb of Ellenwood, Ga.; a brother, Winston Snider of Jacksonville;
a sister-in-law, Nell Askew of Weaver; a brother-in-law, Leonard Askew
of Huntsville; two grandchildren, DeLisa Munroe of Jacksonville and Britney
Askew of Lincoln; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Leahey and Melissa
Leahey, both of Jacksonville.
Pallbearers were nephews, Ray Snider, Clyde Snider, David Snider, Kenneth
Snider, Max Snider, Jeff Snider and James Snider.
Mrs. Askew was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She was preceded
in death by her husband, William Glenn Askew Sr.; her parents, Henry Snider
and Mabel Snider; five brothers, Jim Snider, Bill Snider, Lonnie Snider,
Bobby Snider and Charles Snider; and a granddaughter, Dawn Michelle Lumpkin.
Services for Beverly Fordham, 47, of Martinez, Ga., were May 9 at 2
p.m. (EDT) at Elliott Sons Funeral Home in Augusta, Ga., with Dr. Rodger
Murchison officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.
Mrs. Fordham died May 6 at the Medical College of Georgia.
Survivors include her husband, Donnie Fordham; two daughters, Julie
Fordham and Emily Fordham; her mother, Doreen McMillon of Jacksonville;
three sisters, Carolyn Cornell of Alexander City, Susan Miller of Oxford
and Debbie Limerick of Jacksonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Mike Fordham, Josh Miller, Mike Limerick, Eric Barr,
Gary Abell and Russ Copeland. Honorary pallbearers were members of the
Augusta Rowing Club.
Mrs. Fordham was native of Anniston and had lived in the Augusta area
since February 1986. She had worked in the Columbia County School System
at Blue Ridge Elementary School. She was a 1971 graduate of Cleburne County
High School and a 1979 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree
in sociology. She was a member of the Augusta Rowing Club and was preceded
in death by a son, Ian Fordham, and her father, Richard G. McMillon.
Thelma M. Garmon
Thelma M. Garmon, 76, died Monday at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.
K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Sue Drake of Butler, Mo.; a son,
James Albert Faulkner of Independence, Mo.; two grandchildren; four nieces,;
three nephews; and four primary caregivers, Jean Garmon, Pete Garmon, Phillip
Garmon and Nichole Garmon.
Mrs. Garmon was a native of Eureka, Kan., and was preceded in death
by her husband, Leon Van Garmon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jean Garmon, P. O. Box
1319, Jacksonville 36265.
Services for Willie Gray, 87 of 620 Thomas Ave., S. E., will be Friday
at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Vann St., with the Rev. B. J.
Price officiating. There will be no wake. Viewing will be Thursday from
3-7 p.m. and Friday until 10 a.m. at Ervin Funeral Chapel in Anniston.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Gray died Friday at Jacksonville Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Roper of Jacksonville and
Jewell Berry of Kennesaw, Ga.; one sister, Syvella Elston of Weaver; six
grandchildren, Beverly Deramus and Tyrone Gray Sr., of Jacksonville; Sheliah
Carr of Riverdale, Ga., Angela Alston of Kennesaw, Ga., and Anthony Gray
and April Smith of Cleveland, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were deacons of First Baptist Church.
Mr. Gray was a native of Calhoun County. He had worked at Jacksonville
State University, Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department and was
retired from Union Yarn Mill. He was a volunteer at Jacksonville Health
and Rehabilitation Center and was a member over 55 years and treasurer
of First Baptist Church. He enjoyed dominoes, gardening, hunting and fishing.
Mell Parris Johnson
Graveside services for Mell Parris Johnson, 97, were Sunday at 3 p.m.
at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Terry Johnson officiating
and K. L. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in charge.
Mrs. Johnson died Friday at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and John Burns
and Patricia and James Green, all of Jacksonville, and Lois and Michael
Poe of Birmingham; six sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Ruth Johnson,
Ralph and Ruby Johnson, Maurice and Katie Johnson, Jimmy and Billie Sue
Johnson, Arnold and Sue Johnson and Jackie and Jeannette Johnson, all of
Jacksonville; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Mrs. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County and
was the oldest member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Homer L. Johnson.
Daisy C. McGinnis
Services for Daisy C. McGinnis, 89, were Friday at 11 a.m. at West
Point Baptist Church, with the Revs. Gordon Andrews and Scott Smith officiating.
Burial was in West Point Cemetery with K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
Mrs. McGinnis died May 8 at her home.
Survivors include two nieces, Ruth McKenzie, who was also her caregiver,
and Mary Ann Ray, both of Jacksonville; and three nephews, Paul Carr of
Jacksonville, David Carr of Jasper and Milton Carr of Florida.
Pallbearers were Kenny Johnston, Odis Johnson, David Carr, Paul Carr,
Rudolph Ray and Carl McGinnis.
Mrs. McGinnis as a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County.
She was a member of West Point Baptist Church, where she sang in the church
Nellie Vise Shew
Services for Nellie Vise Shew, 91, of Webster’s Chapel were Thursday
at 2 p.m. at Crestwood Funeral Home in Gadsden with Dr. Rick Reaves officiating.
Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery.
Mrs. Shew died May 7.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Clyde Shew of
Webster’s Chapel, Gerald and Judy Shew of Ohatchee and Paul and Judy Shew
of Webster’s Chapel; two daughters-in-law, Susie Shew of Bessemer and Joan
Shew Reed of Mt. Olive; a sister, Bonnie Couch of Jacksonville; 12 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Steve Shew, Randall Shew, Clyde Shew, Blake Shew,
Lee Shew and Terry Underwood. Honorary pallbearers were her grandson, Barry
Williams, and the doctors and staff of Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Shew had lived in Webster’s Chapel most of her life and was a
member of Webster’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in
death by her husband, John M. Shew, and two sons, Billy Shew and Claude
Services for Wallace Awbrey Bonner, 71, of Franklin will be
Monday at 2 p.m. at Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Harold
Bonner and Frank Sledge officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany
Lines Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight
from 6-8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bonner died at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Lavern Freeman Bonner of Franklin; a son,
Lamar Bonner of Roanoke; a daughter, Dorothy Ann May of Roanoke; two stepchildren,
Phillis Martin and Farron Wilson, both of Leant; two sisters, Virginia
Jackson and Lera Pearl Bonner, both of Roanoke; two brothers, Leonard Bonner
of Cullman and Gerson Bonner of Roanoke; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and three stepgrandchildren;.Mr. Bonner was born in Randolph County. He
was the son of the late Joseph Whitman Bonner and Mildred Lurlene Whitman
Bonner. He was retired from the maintenance department at Plant Wansley,
was an Army veteran and a member of the Bethany Lines Christian Church,
Roanoke. [The Anniston Star, 11-29-1998]
TALLADEGA - Services for Dorothy Jean Kirksey Chatman, 53, of
494 Kirksey Lane will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Kelly Springs Baptist Church
with Rev. L.L. Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Union Spring Cemetery
with Sims Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Chatman died Monday at Citizens Baptist Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Willie M. Chatman of Talladega; three
daughters, Sherrell Denise McKenzie of Knoxville, Tenn., Lorika Hutchinson
and Chantell Sledge, both of Talladega; her parents, John H. Storey and
Ruthie M. Storey, both of Talladega; three brothers, John Kirksey, Lovell
Storey and Bobby Storey, all of Talladega; four sisters, Sandra Richardson
of Talladega, Diane Nobles of Montgomery, Patricia Truss of Detroit and
Michelle Lynch of Fort Campbell, Ky.; and four grandchildren
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. [The Anniston Star,
Graveside services for Claude Elvin Christie Jr., 80, of 1317
Johnston Drive will be Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Billy Reding officiating.
Burial will follow in Forestlawn Gardens with Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
& Crematory in charge.
Mr. Christie died Friday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Christie of Anniston; a daughter,
Jane C. Bowman of Weaver; two grandchildren, Melissa J. Devlin and Christie
D. Snyder; three great-grandchildren, Robert A. Devlin, Jennifer M. Devlin
and Gregory Snyder.
Mr. Christie was a member of Alabama League of Savings Association
for 25 years, Shine Zamora Temple, Masonic Lodge No. 443, First United
Methodist Church and the Acker Sunday School Class. He was a veteran of
World War II.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or a favorite
charity. [The Anniston Star, 11-29-1998]
Services for Lillian Grassinger, 89, of Anniston will be Monday
at 11 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Church with Rev. Dr. James Tuohy
officiating. Burial will be in the Forestlawn Gardens with Gray Brown-Service
Mortuary & Crematory in charge. The family will receive friends at
the church an hour prior to services.
Mrs. Grassinger died Monday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Lois Grassinger of Anniston; two grandchildren,
Janet Deidrick of St. Louis and Scott Schulte of DeSoto, Mo.; a nephew,
Wayne Cooksey of Manning, N.D.; and a cousin, Charles Hamilton of Reseda,
Mrs. Grassinger was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Church and
was a native of Bellville, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research at
University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. [The Anniston Star,
LOS ANGELES - Services for Clinton Jones, 61, of Los Angles,
formerly of Anniston, will be announced by Anniston Funeral Services.
Mr. Jones died Saturday in Los Angeles. [The Anniston Star,
BIRMINGHAM - Services for Jimmie Lee Mason, 78, will be announced
by Sims Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mason died Saturday at Baptist Medical Center in Princeton.
[The Anniston Star, 11-29-1998]
Graveside services for John Michael O’Brien, 93, of 1716 Marguerite
Avenue was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Edgemont Cemetery with Dr. Billy L. Harris
officiating and Gray Brown-Service Mortuary & Crematory was in charge.
Mr. O’Brien died Friday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include three sons, Pat O’Brien of Alabaster, Tim O’Brien
of Powder Springs, Ga., and John O’Brien of Coral Springs, Fl.; two daughters,
Erin O. Arsenault of Highpoint, N.C., and Emily Kay O’Brien of Birmingham;
six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. O’Brien was a resident of Anniston for 45 years and a native of
Montgomery. He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from Alabama
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.
[The Anniston Star, 11-29-1998]
Services for Mary E. Richmond, 73, of 50 Tomahawk Trial will
be announced by Chapel Hill Funeral Home.
Ms. Richmond died Saturday at Jacksonville Hospital. [The
Anniston Star, 11-29-1998]
Services for Edward L. Turner, 75, of 775 Old Downing Mill Road
will be today at 3:30 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne
Eden officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Turner died Friday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Warren of Bynum; a son, Randy Turner
of Choccolocco; three sisters, Lucille Grantland of Ohatchee, Doris Diggs
and Edith Meeks, both of Ranburne; two brothers, James E. Turner and Cecil
Turner, both or Choccolocco; two grandchildren, Scotty Warren and Jason
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mr. Turner was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He
was a member of The Holley Crossroads Baptist Church in White Plains.
[The Anniston Star, 11-29-1998]
TALLADEGA - Services for Rosalyn M. Wells, 26, of Talladega
will be announced by Sims Funeral Home, Talladega.
Mrs. Wells died Thursday at Baptist Medical Center-Montclair.
[The Anniston Star, 11-29-1998]