Wednesday May 12, 1999 Athens News Courier:
Eula Mae Mewbourn
Funeral for Eula Mae Mewbourn, 77, of Highway 99, Elkmont, will be
Wednesday, May 12, at 2p.m. at Hester's Chapel Church of Christ. Burial
will be in Hester's Chapel cemetery.
Mrs. Mewbourn died Monday May 10, at her residence.
She was born Oct.3,1921 in Limestone County. She was a member of the
Salem Church of Christ, a wife and mother.
She is survived by one son, Ronnie Mewbourn of Lester; one daughter,
Sadie Clay of Elkmont; one brother, James Randolph, Athens; nine
grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Steve Morrison, Jimmy Clay Jr., Michael Mewbourn,
Barry Marbut, Landson Harrison, Roger Dale Harrison.
THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT
Thursday, Jan 5, 1928
ANOTHER VETERAN PASSES
After a lingering illness of several weeks, UNCLE FRANK FENDLEY quietly
passed to his reward about 7 o'clock Monday evening. Death had been expected
for several days and he was surrounded by members of his family and near
relatives when the end came. His death was due to paralysis.
Mr Fendley was in his 84th year, having been born at Summit, in the
northern part of this county on June 28, 1844. He had long been a member
of the M E Church, South and was a high type of christian gentleman.
He entered the services of the Confederate army in June 1862 at the
age of 18 and was mustered in at Talladega as a member of Company A,
Fourth Alabama, and surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox on April
9th, 1865. He was the youngest man in his company.
He was in Lee's Army during the entire war and was in some of the
hardest fought battles. He was in the famous Gettysburg battle and
numerous engagements around Richmond. he was slightly wounded at
Mr Fendley was a member of Camp Wheeler and prized very highly the
little bronze Southern Cross of Honor bestowed upon him by the UDC.
After the close of the war Mr. Fendley returned to Blount County
and in November, 1869 married Miss Celia Adeline Murhpree. To this
was born seven children, six of whom survive him.
Mr Fendley always took a active part in politics and was a fearless
contender for what he considered right and for the best interest of
county and state.
His passing takes from the stage of action a good and useful man.
The funeral services were held at the Lester Memorial Church of
which he was a memeber and were conducted by Revs O R Burns and R J
The deceased is survived by his widow, one son, Millard W Fendley,
of Conowingo, Md.; five daughters, Mrs Edna Rudicill of Birmingham;
Mary Cowden; Mrs J H Nunlee and Miss Grace Fendley of Oneonta; four
brothers, John S Fendley, Sr of Oneonta; J M Fendley of Galveston Tex;
A Fendley of Dallas, Tex; and L R Fendley of Terril Texas; and one
sister Mrs Myrtie Collins of Oklahoma.
The pall bearers were Guy, John and Alfred Roebuck, Charles and
James Cowden and Bernard Clowdus, all Grandsons of the deceased.
The interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, the Masons in charge.
The Southern Democrat
Jan 11, 1926
AGED VETERAN DIES
GEO H JULIAN, after a long and useful life, passed to his reward
He had been in ill health for a year of more but was able to get
about in his home up to the day before his death.
Mr Julian was a native of Blount County, Tenn., coming to Alabama
with his parents when he was about 15 years of age and settling in
Morgan County. Later he moved to Nectar in this county where he
established a home. About 30 years ago he moved to Blountsville where
spent the remainder of his life.
The deceased was 86 years of age and had been an active member of
the M E Church, South for many years.
He took a keen interest in the affairs of his State and County. He
served one term as County Superintendent of Education more than thirty
Mr. Julian entered the Confederate Army at the beginning of the War
Between the States and fought through that bloody conflict. The
deceased is survived by his widow, five sons, M R Julian of Jamestown,
N Y; Marvin Julian of Vance, Ala; Will Julian of Dallas, Texas; A A Julian
of Blountsville and Lon Julian of Los Angeles, Calif; and seven daughters,
Mrs Tom Holmes, of Cullman; Mrs John Holmes of Eva; Mrs Geo. Pass of Blountsville,
Mrs. John Graves of Birmingham; Mrs Clyde Stewart of Cullman; Mrs Ellis
Self of Blountsville; and Mrs A L Head of Oneonta.
The funeral services were held at Blountsville Tuesday and were
conducted by Rev. Kaylor.
On the 18th of October, 1912, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr.
and Mrs. A.A. Carter and bore away the spirit of their lovely daughter
Blanch. She was sick only a short while, so this announcement comes as
a great shock to her friends and co-workers.
She was a member of the Opp Mission Club and was dearly beloved by
all, and we feel that our loss has been great, but " The Lord giveth and
the taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
Truly it may be said, " She hath done what she could." We will ever
cherish her memory with tender love. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the
dear ones in their sorrowing home. May God sustain them by his grace.
Lottie Lee Searcy
Mae Belle Ward
Officers of Mission Club
Funeral held Monday for Jasper L. Williams
Pioneer Opp Citizen Is Buried at Cool Springs
Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon at four o'clock at Cool Springs
for Jasper L. Williams, age 75 years, who died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Arthur Colquett, Sunday night following a serious illness of two weeks
Mr. Williams had been in declining health for some time and was a bed
ridden patient for several weeks last year but recovered and until recently
had been able to be brought to town where he delighted in conversing with
his friends, whom he had in large numbers, as they met in various places
over the town. He was a pioneer citizen of Opp and Covington County having
been a resident of this place since it was in its infancy and was at one
time a very prosperous business man. Later as he grew older he retired
from business and devoted his time to overseeing his farms. He was born
in Covington County June 11, 1860 and in 1879 was married to Mrs. Sara
E. Sasser, who preceded him in death by several years.
He was a staunch member of the Primitive Baptist Church having affiliated
with that church at the age of twenty-three years and as long as his health
would permit was a regular attendant at services. The large funeral cortege
and the beautiful assortment of floral designs attested the esteem with
which Mr. Williams, known to his friends as "Uncle Jasper", was held.
Rev. Jack Mitchell officiated at the funeral assisted by Rev. Malone
Meredith and the body was interred in the cemetery at Cool Springs.
The following grandsons were active pallbearers: Engram, E.C., Adolph,
James and Wilmer Williams and Donald Colquett. Honorary pallbearers were:
Will Robbins, L.S. Wright, Sandy King, Dan Cowen, D.F. Colquett, and Jim
Surviving the deceased are two sons, Wilton Williams, Andalusia and
Elton Williams, Bonifay, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. L.Lindsey, Montgomery,
Mrs. J.S. Brown, Bonifay, Fla., Mrs. J.M. Robbins, Evergreen and Mrs. Arthur
Colquett, Opp, two brothers, Jesse and Dove Williams, Dozier and one sister,
Mrs. Charlie Harrelson, Opp besides a number of grandchildren. Arrangements
Opp Weekly News...Thursday, July 4, 1935..copied by, Beverly Mount-Douds
Obituary from the Opp Weekly News, Dec. 5, 1929
Mrs. Joel T. Hardage Called by Death
At about six o'clock Tuesday morning the death angel called for Mrs.
Joel T. Hardage, age 60. Mrs. Hardage had been in declining health for
about a year, and underwent an operation at Florala last spring. For a
while after her operation she was thought to be better, but her trouble
soon came back on her which meant that her stay here was to be short.
Mrs. Hardage, who was Miss Mary Taylor, daughter of the late Wendell
W. Taylor or Rose Hill, was a native of Covington County. She came of one
of the county's earliest and best families.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hardage leaves five brothers and five sisters
to mourn her going. The brothers are John and Lonnie Taylor of Gadsden,
Ala.; Jas. M. and Hugh Taylor of Andalusia; and W. W. Taylor of Florala.
The sisters are Mrs. Will Caton, Florala; Mrs. Alice Rozier of Holt, Fla.;
Mrs. Beckie Dunn of near Brantley; Mrs. Gustie Flourney for Birmingham;
and Mrs. Johns, of Rose Hill.
The funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Rest cemetery near Dozier,
a few miles from the old homestead of her father, Tuesday at noon. Dr.
Stough of Dothan, of the International Bible Students, of which faith Mrs.
Hardage was a strong believer, conducted the services. A large audience
witnessed the sad rites.
October 8, 1996
Iris Lunn Curl, 79, formerly of Evansville, died Sunday (October 6,
1996) at her home in Birmingham, Alabama. Surviving is her husband, Harry
M. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow at Oak Hill Cemetery. There will
be no visitation at Kriekhaus-Sansom Funeral Home.
Miss Janet Denise Lockett, was born July 17, 1962 to the parents of
the Late Johnny Lee Lockett Sr. and Mrs. Mary Lee Lockett Brown. She spent
her entire life in Elba, Alabama.
She graduated from Elba High School in 1980. While attending Elba High
School, she was the first black captain of the Color Guard team at Elba
High and won many awards in that area. Janet was an outstanding student
at Elba High School and was well liked by her teachers and fellow classmates.
She was a giving and sharing person. She respected everyone especially
After high school, she attended Alabama State University, Montgomery,
Alabama. For many years, Janet was employed by the Elba Police Department
as radio dispatcher. She was later employed by Covington Industries, in
Opp, Alabama. Mrs. Lockett departed this life on September 4, 1989 (Labor
Day) at mother's home.
She leaves to cherish her memories with one son Johnathan T. Lockett
Elba, Alabama. A loving mother, Mother Mary Lee Brown and Step Father,
Mr. Eugene Kirk Brown both of Elba, Alabama. Four Brothers, Minister John
Earl Kyles, Enterprise, Alabama; Mr. Tommy Kyles Mobile, Alabama; Mr. Rudolph
Kyles and Mr. Johnny Lee Lockett Jr. both of Elba, Alabama. Two sisters
Missionary Mary Jean Jones Elba, Alabama; Mrs. Charlene Lockett-Phillips
Daleville, Alabama. Four sister-in-laws Evangelist Gloria Kyles Enterprise,
Alabama; Mrs. Melissa Kyles-Johnson Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Mary Kyles
and Mrs. Melissa A. Lockett both of Elba, Alabama. Two brother-in-laws
Mr. James Harrison Jones Elba, Alabama; Mr. Demier A. Phillips Daleville,
Alabama. a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and many, many
Family and Friends Hour
Friday Night 6:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m.
Hammond Funeral Chapel
Funeral services were held at Harris Temple Church of God in Christ
in Elba, Alabama. September 9, 1989 at 2:00 p.m.
Bishop Willie Taft Harris, Officiating
Hammond Funeral Home, Directing
Interment "Evergreen Cemetary"
Crowe, Houet Benjamin
Houet Benjamin Crowe, 88, Sumter, S.C., formerly of Valley Head, died
Friday, Nov. 23, 2001.
He is survived by his family.
Graveside will be at 2 p.m. today at Valley Head Cemetery. Burt Funeral
Home is in charge.
Lamell Miller, 82, Gadsden, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001.
She was a resident of the Holy Comforter.
Funeral arrangements to be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.
Moses, Earnest W.
Earnest W. Moses, 91, Egypt community, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001.He
is survived by his family.
Private memorial service will be held in Illinois at a later date.
Village Chapel, Alabama City, is announcing.
Perry, Mary Cathren McGinnis
Mary Cathren McGinnis Perry, 74, Gaylesville, died Friday, Nov. 23,
2001. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her family.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at the Perry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial
in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Bertha Reeves, 87, Piedmont, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001.
She is survived by her family.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Damascus Baptist Church. Burial
in Youngs Chapel Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.
Veal, Casper Ernest
Casper Ernest Veal, 78, Fort Payne, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Home Chapel
with burial in Fuller Cemetery in Ider.
Whipkey, Robert 'Bob' Charles
Robert "Bob" Charles Whipkey, 49, Mentone, died Thursday, Nov. 22,
He is survived by his family.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moonlake Baptist Church.
Burt Funeral Home is in charge.
Funeral service for Mrs. Jeanette Brooks, 75, Gadsden, will be Monday
at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Collier-Butler Funeral Home with Harold Arthur
Sims and Bill Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery
at Hokes Bluff.
Mrs. Brooks was a native and lifelong resident of Gadsden area. She
was of the Baptist faith and loved her arts and crafts. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Felix M. Brooks.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Russell, Frances Nix and Martha
Eliott Waldrep, all of Gadsden; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren;
sisters, Kathryn Robertson, Webster's Chapel, and Jackie Grigsby, Altoona;
and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Collier-Butler Funeral Home.
Hicks, James Edward
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Anchor Baptist Church for Mr. James
Edward Hicks, 75, Attalla, who died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001. The Rev. Ronnie
Roberts will officiate. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel
Mr. Hicks was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Attalla, and
a veteran of World War II (Navy). He was retired from the City of Attalla.
Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Hicks Smith; brothers,
L.J., Billy, Clifford and Milburn Hicks; parents, Jim and Clyde Hicks.
He is survived by his son, Ricky (Vicky) Hicks, Albertville; daughter,
Joyce Hicks (Glen) Richards, Attalla; grandchildren, Shonnie (Stanley)
Hubbard, Gadsden, Robin (Phillip) Battles, Collinsville, Jason Hicks, Attalla;
great grandchildren, Ryan and Rebecca Hubbard and Nathan Battles; brothers,
Herbert Hicks and Jimmy (Glenda) Hicks, both of Gadsden; sisters, Loraine
(Ben) Crowe, Attalla, and Irene Railey, Gadsden; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Corky, Glen, Larry and Cecil Hicks, Ben Crowe,
and Berley Wayne Hill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. George P. Walker III, Dr. John Keithan
II and Tom Johnson.
A very special thanks to all the love and support given to our dad
by Ben Crowe.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight.
The body will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service at the church.
Knighten, Alice Aretta 'Rita'
Mrs. Alice Aretta "Rita" Knighten, 60, 7385 County Road 48, Cedar Bluff,
passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in a Birmingham hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Perry Funeral Home Chapel
with the revs. Charles Moses and Ray Haggard officiating. Burial will be
in Crestwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Knighten was a native of Huntsville, member of Round Mountain
Baptist Church, a member of The American Legion Auxiliary, a real estate
broker, beautician and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Ross
and Loma Grace Rice Bullock.
She is survived by her husband, John E. Knighten; son, Frank C. (Diana)
Hayle, Griffith, Ind.; daughters, Linda (Paul) Brausch, Leesburg, and Rita
Hayle, Highland, Ind.; sister, Virginia Raines, Huntsville; grandchildren,
Matthew, Angela, Olivia and Jessica; great-grandchild, Clayton.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Campbell, Frank Hayle, Paul Brausch, Khristopher
Roberts, Cletus Bach and Lloyd Roper.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral
Puckett, Charles F.
Charles F. Puckett, 95, Oneonta, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001.
He was the oldest member of Taits Gap Baptist Church and was retired from
Robbins Coal Company. He is preceded in death by his first wife Elsie (Robinson)
Survivors are his wife, Vida Puckett; daughters, Lillian (Bill) Mitchell,
Atlanta, Hazel (Russell) Boren; son, Charles Puckett (Barbara), Pinson;
sisters, Effie Clements, California, Mandy McWaters, Bessemer, and Idella
Atkinson, Blount County; one half-brother, Alfred Puckett, Dade City, Fla.;
eight grandchildren and 11 great -grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. from Lemley Funeral Chapel, Oneonta.
Lemley Funeral Chapel is directing.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight and Monday from 8 a.m. until
Perkins, Roy A.
Funeral service for Mr. Roy A. Perkins, 47, Rainbow City, who passed
away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, will be today at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of
Collier-Butler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Bailey officiating. Interment
will follow in Rainbow Memorial Park.
Mr. Perkins was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. He
was a captain with the Rainbow City Police Department, where he served
the past 20 years. His memberships include Reed Memorial Baptist Church,
Alabama Peace Officers Association and The Fraternal Order of Police. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Roy F. and Ruby Perkins.
Mr. Perkins is survived by his wife, Deborah Whitehead Perkins, Rainbow
City; sons, Marc Perkins, Birmingham and Jerry and Christine Perkins, Lawrenceville,
Pallbearers will be the members of the Rainbow City Police Department.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Rainbow City Fire Department - medics,
dispatchers and all city employees. The parlor will be open today after
Ray, Robert Wayne
Services for Robert Wayne Ray, 60, Piedmont, will be today at 2 p.m.
at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Buerhaus officiating. Burial
will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Ray died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at University of Alabama Hospital
Mr. Ray was a Cherokee County native and had been a Piedmont area resident
most of his life. He was a member of the Piedmont Cumberland Presbyterian
Church and was retired from Goodyear. He was preceded in death by his father,
Savage W. Ray.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Ray, Piedmont; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Gina and Robin Roberts, Nances Creek, and Kerry and Rodney
Lipscomb, Oxford; mother, Frances Ray, Piedmont; two brothers, Norris Ray,
Piedmont, and Bruce Ray, Helena; four grandchildren, Casey Lipscomb, Kurt
Lipscomb, Mallory Roberts and Torre Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Paul Ray, Earl Boles, Jimmie Ray, Bobby Reedy,
Frank Stewart and Danny Westbrooks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Piedmont
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 23716 Alabama 9 N., Piedmont, AL 36272
or The Piedmont Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 333, Piedmont, AL 36272.
Thomas Moore Sr.
HENAGAR -- Thomas Edward Moore Sr., 69, passed away Saturday, Feb.
Mr. Moore was owner of Morgas in Rosalie, Ala., and he was of the Baptist
faith. Survivors are wife, Winslow "Lacy" Moore, Henagar; son, Eddie Moore
of Henagar; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Deborah Moore, Henagar; daughter
and son-in-law, Shirley and Edward Knight, Henagar; grandchildren, Marsha
and Johnny Goff, Julie Knight, Ashley Moore and Blake Moore, all of Henagar;
brothers, Verell Moore, Gallatin, Tenn., James A. Moore, Leeds, Ala., Paul
Moore, Chattanooga, Roy Moore, Pisgah, and Vernell Moore, Chattanooga;
sisters, Hazel Corbin, Valley Head, Ala., Lorene Hardeman, Henagar, and
Dorothy Whitmire of Spring City, Tenn.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. CST in Kerby Funeral
Home chapel with Rev. J. A. Linville and Rev. Bud Durham officiating. Interment
was in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Henagar.
SELMA -- Martha Trail, 76, formerly of Selma, died Wednesday, Feb.
7, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Athens, Ga.
She was preceded in death by husband, Rev. A.O. Trail, former pastor
of the Selma Church of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Swearingen of Chattanooga,
Carolyn Looney Wilkinson, Athens; sisters, Velma Carraway, Warren, Ohio,
Mary Ellen Bovin of Cleveland, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Tommy Looney, Richie Swearingen, Eddie Harris, Mark
Henley, Phillip Free, Coy Healms.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Selma Church of God
with Rev. Raymond Williams and Rev. Douglas Johns officiating and Lawrence
Funeral Home directing. Burial at Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m.
today, Feb. 8, 2001.
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Mary McCoy died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001.
Daughter of the late Emma Upshaw, sister of Anclee Upshaw, Mattie Simpson
and Joseph Upshaw. Grandmother of Stephanie and Daniella McCoy.
Visitation: Friday, noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at
Renfro & Piper Funeral Service, 647 Forest Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.
Interment: Baltimore Pike Cemetery
ALBANY, Ore. -- Corry Sharp, 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his
A native of Linden, Tenn., he graduated from Georgia Tech (Georgia
Institute of Technology), then worked for Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga
for five years, for Arnold Engineering and Development Center where he
worked on the Apollo Program while in Tullahoma, Tenn., for 16 years, and
for Marion County Chancery Court in Jasper, Tenn., for 14 years. Since
retiring to Oregon in 1992, he was active in efforts to provide affordable
housing. He was involved in the Y-Mentoring Program, serving as senior
"partner" to several teen-agers. He was involved in the community efforts
to keep the Safeway store in West Albany. He was known for his cooking,
including his popcorn, pies and University of Tennessee Chicken.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Burns Sharp; sons, Samuel C. Sharp
Jr., Jasper, James E. Sharp, Sequatchie; daughters, Sally S. Dean and Laura
D. Sharp, both of Chattanooga, Patricia S. Rollins, Jasper; brothers, James
K. Sharp, Long Beach, Miss., Robert K. Sharp, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; three
grandchildren, Michael Rollins, Jasper, James Sharp Jr. and Cherish Sharp,
both of Sequatchie. He was preceded in death by his parents, James K. and
Sarah Ann (Kelly) Sharp.
Celebration of Life Service at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1730 Hill
St. SE, Albany, at noon Friday. Celebration of Life Services are pending
Memorial contributions to The Albany Housing Partnership or the Y-Mentoring
Program c/o Fisher Funeral Home.
FORT PAYNE -- Mildred Louise Mobley of the Mount Vernon
community died Monday, May 8, 2000, at her home. She was 84.
She was a member of McNutt Memorial United Methodist Church
and the widow of Joseph Elbert Mobley.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Cole, Fort Payne,
Polly Files, Norcross, Ga., and Rita Kelly, Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral
Home with the Rev. Charles Marshall officiating.
Burial will be in Loveless Cemetery.
BIRMINGHAM -- Harding A. Shankles, formerly of Fort Payne,
died Monday, May 8, 2000, in an area hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Jewell C. Shankles; one son,
Glenn H. Shankles, Birmingham; sister, Dovie White, Fort Payne; brother,
Calvin Shankles, Section, Ala.; his parents, Reuben C, and Sadie Shankles,
The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at Rainsville Funeral
Home with the Rev. Gerald Venable officiating.
Burial will be in Town Creek Cemetery.
SYLVANIA -- Elba Smalley died Thursday, April 27, 2000,
at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Jackson
Smalley, and children, Velma Wooten and Verbon and Bobby Ray Smalley.
Survivors include a son, Waylon E. Smalley, Valley Head,
Ala.; two daughters, Elaine Chester, Sylvania, and Doris Hairston, Henagar,
Ala.; two sisters, Idell Carson, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and Ila Bell, Henagar;
15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held April 29 at Rainsville Funeral Home
with the Rev. Fred Porter and Donny Johnson officiating.
Burial was in Unity Cemetery.