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Montgomery Advertiser Dec 05, 1988

SHACKLEFORD, IRA ZEDDIE, 81, a resident of Brantley, died December 5, 1988. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. in Brantley Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Avery and Rev. Neal Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Brantley Cemetery with Turner's Funeral of Luverne directing. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Naomi Dean Shackleford, Brantley; four children, Mrs. Mary Glenn, Brantley, Mrs. Faye Tidwell, Prattville, Kendrick Shackleford, Acworth, GA, Donnie Shackleford, Montgomery, eight grandchildren. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Visitation will be from Turner's Funeral Home from 6-8 P.M. Monday.

Montgomery Advertiser Sept 15, 1953

SHACKLEFORD, MARY ALICE, 63, died in a Troy hospital Monday night. Surviving are two children, Zeddie Shackleford and Mrs. Vera Chance, both of Brantley; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 10 A.M. from Spring Hill Church. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery, with Turner's Funeral Home in charge.

Montgomery Advertiser Jan 25, 1967

NICHOLS, MRS JAMES ANNIE (JIMMY), 80, died in Crenshaw County Hospital Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Mt. Ida Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Simmons officiating. survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Abbie Ruth Compton, Montgomery; Mrs. Benonia Sasser, Brantley; a son, James Tharon Nichols, Brantley; a sister, Celestia Butler, Glenwood; five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Montgomery Advertiser Unknown date

TICER, JOHN ROBERT, age 82, died Monday. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Doc Stevens and the Rev. David Richburg officiating. Burial will be at the Shiloh Cemetery with Turner's Funeral directing. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Deliah Ticer of Brantley; two daughters, Miss Frances Geraldine Ticer and Mrs Mary Ferrall Nichols, both of Brantley; two sons, Hugh S. Ticer of Clio; and samuel Herman Ticer of Sellars; one sister, Mrs. Joanna Robinette of Enterprise.

Montgomery Advertiser Aug 22, 1999

NICHOLS, MRS. MARY TICER, 66, a resident of Brantley, AL, died Saturday, August 21, 1999 in the Crenshaw Baptist Hospital, Luverne, AL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday from the Mt. Ida Methodist Church with Reverend Doc Kirby and Reverend Wayne Dean officiating. Internment will follow in the Church cemetery with Turner's Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Survivors include one sister, Miss Geraldine Ticer; one sister-in-law, Mrs. A. B. Sasser, both of Brantley, AL; a number of nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes prior to service time. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Walker, Dr. S. P. Walker, Dauldon Barrow, Tommy Everage, Robert Peek, and Edwin Mitchell.

Luverne Journal December 1981

Etheldred Cyreanous Nichols, age 90, of Brantley, died December 6, 1981, at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. from Turner's Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally O. Nichols, Brantley, one son, Chad Nichols, Troy; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.



Adkins, Judy Reyes
Services for Judy Reyes Adkins, 48, Cayce, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of West Columbia, S.C., conducted by Dr. Lonnie H. Shull Jr. and Dr. Thomas Cuttino, with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of West Columbia or the Epilepsy Foundation of the Midlands.
Active pallbearers will be Olin Hayden, Tres Reep, Bubba Inabinet, Trey Adkins, Jeff Adkins and Mick Cole. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.
Judy Reyes Adkins died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. Born in Killeen, Texas, she was the daughter of Viviano and Virginia Gladys Hatfield Reyes. She was a former employee of Busbee Middle School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia, where she taught third- and fourth-grade children in Sunday School and was a member of the Rainbow Sunday School class.
Surviving are her husband, Harry Lee Adkins of Cayce; her parents, Viviano and Virginia Reyes of Columbia; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Michael and Sharon Jur Adkins of Lexington and Brian Neal Adkins of Cayce; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Reyes Reep of Elgin and Bobby and Kathleen Reyes Stevens of Lexington; brothers and sister-in-law, Steve Anthony and Janice White Reyes of Springfield and David Andrew Reyes of Cayce; mother-in-law, Nellie Adkins; other in-laws, Margaret and "O.D." Hayden, Margie and Ray Adkins, Bonnie and Tommy Hook and Rose Adkins.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Fennelle, Mary Louise
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forrest Cemetery for Mrs. Mary Louise Fennelle, Tuscaloosa, who died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001. The Rev. Elton Beasley will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. Fennelle was formerly of Gadsden and Birmingham and a member of First Methodist Church of Gadsden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hobbs Fennelle; her parents, Joseph H. and Imogene Sherman; brothers, Joe Sherman and Thurston Sherman.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Dee Rosene, Tuscaloosa; son, Charles (Jan) Fennelle, Jacksonville, Fla.; granddaughters, Kim (Gary) Roy, Cartersville, Ga., and Charlene (James) Keough, Apex, N.C.; grandson, Chuck Fennelle, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; great-grandson, Nicholas Roy, Cartersville; great-granddaughter, Sydney Nicole Fennelle, Orlando, Fla.; sister, Imogene Land, Fernandina Beach.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Gillespie, Lowery Morgan
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Boaz Carr Chapel for Mr. Lowery Morgan Gillespie, 80, North Main Street, Boaz, who died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Marshall Medical Center South. Bro. Steve Eubanks will officiate. Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Boaz Carr Funeral Home is in charge.
Mr. Gillespie was a member of First Baptist Church of Boaz and Gideon Sunday School Class. He was a U.S. Marine veteran having served during World War II in the Pacific. He worked as a pharmacist for the family owned pharmacy Gillespie's Drug Store. He was a volunteer driver for CASA. Mr. Gillespie enjoyed traveling, golf and sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lowery Pelham and Mona Morgan Gillespie.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Gillespie, Boaz; son, Robert (Bob) Gillespie, Boaz; daughter, Jeannine Gillespie, Boaz; granddaughter, Katherine Helen Gillespie, Boaz; brothers, Gerald Pelham Gillespie, Snead, Thoams Joseph Gillespie, Cleveland; nieces, Lowerye Kaye, Mona Lee and Margo Kathleen; and nephew, Tim Gillespie.
The family will receive flowers or donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Boaz Building Fund.
Pallbearers will be Jim Gunter, Robert Smith, Red Hitt, Tom Wheeler, James Lambert, Joe Hunt, Tim Gillespie and Bruce Sandord.
Honorary pallbearers will be First Baptist Church of Boaz Gideon Sunday School Class. 
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Green, Vinnie Elizabeth Morris
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith's Chapel Baptist Church for Vinnie Elizabeth Morris Green, 83, who entered eternal life Monday, Nov. 26, 2001. The Revs. Walter Childers and Niles Swander will officiate. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. Green was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and member of Smith's Chapel Baptist Church. She was employed with Dwight Mills for a number of years and retired from H.D. Lee Co. in Boaz. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Steven Morris, Emmett J. Green; daughter, Anna Jane Key; and great-grandson, Steven Lee Tolbert.
Mrs. Green is survived by three sons, Joe and wife Lucy Morris, Southside, Gary and wife Jeanne Morris, Gadsden, and Ralph Morris, Meridian, Miss.; six grandchildren, Greg Morris, Timmy Morris, Jimmy Morris, Candace Tolbert, Elizabeth Key, DaShell Brock; great-grandchildren, Brandi Tolbert, Will Brock, Cassie Brock, Jacquline Morris and Courtney Morris; and great-great-grandchild, Lee Anna Grace Tolbert.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service. 
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Moon, Mary Frances
Funeral will be at 1 p.m Friday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Mary Frances Moon, 84, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. The Rev. Phillip Ellen will officiate. Burial in Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.
Ms. Moon was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Moon; parents, Annie Mae Fordor and Charles Raley; and brother, Charlie Raley. She was a member of Bellevue United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Bill Moon; daughters, Sheila (Kenneth) Haynie and Carrol (George) Ellis; grandchildren, Heather and Spencer Moon, Bret and Bart Ellis and Kendra and Lance Haynie.
Pallbearers will be Frank Shelly, Mike Moon, Pat Moon, Tom Miller, Jeff Miller and Brandon Morgan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Mazen Hakim and Dr. Kenny Smith. Special thanks to the eighth-floor CCU nurses and staff at Gadsden Regional Medical Center and McGuffey's Rehab nurses and staff.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. 
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Portwood, Brenda Jean
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Brenda Jean Portwood, 44, Alabama City, who went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. The Revs. Larry Perkins and Jayben Killingsworth will officiate. Burial in Clayton Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. Portwood was a native of Etowah County all of her life. She was a member of the Oasis Christian Center in Fyffe. She always welcomed all who were in need in her home.
She is preceded in death by her father, L.E. Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Portwood; daughters, Tammy Reeves, Vickie (Charles Huggins) Bartlett and Lisa Starr Miller; son, Shane A. Bartlett; daughter-in-law, Angela Rose Miller; mother, Ruby Keenum; brother, Bobby Coker, Texas; 10 grandchildren with two grandchildren on the way; special children, Nicole Green and Waylon Green; two special stepsons, Adam (Amanda) Portwood and Daniel (Casey) Portwood; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Portwood, Bobby Portwood, Jonathon Portwood, Stevie Johnson, Eric Johnson and Jacob Johnson.
Special thanks to Gadsden Regional Hospice and Sheila on the seventh floor at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. 
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Smith, Ida Mae
Mrs. Ida Mae Smith was called to sit by her Lord Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. She was 88 years old. Born Feb. 17, 1913, in Hohenwald, Tenn., the daughter of sharecroppers, she married the late J.U. (Son) Smith and moved to Gadsden to raise a family. They had two children, James U. Smith Jr. (deceased) and Jane S. Bishop. Both of which settled in Etowah County and raised families. She was raised in cotton fields and worked in the Dwight cotton mill. She grew up with her country in its greatest century, witnessing both Wold Wars, Charles Lindberg, the Great Depression, the first man on the moon, and she saw her family grow and prosper. Her generation was the first to allow women the right to vote and recognize American Indians as citizens. She was a living history of the Twentieth Century. Her love and care for her children and grandchildren have caused them to succeed in life far beyond what her meager upbringing allowed for her. She will always be loved and dearly missed.
Ida was a member of Lookout Mountain Freewill Baptist Church where her husband was deacon until his death.
She is survived by her sister, Elva Devault (Johnny), Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Jane Bishop (Calvin); daughter-in-law, Ann Smith; grandchildren, Dale Nash, Debbie Bearden (Keith), Bryan Bishop; and great-grandchildren, Adam Nash, Katie Nash and Dustin Bearden, all from Etowah County.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Village Chapel. Private graveside services will be Saturday. The Revs. Noland and Tim Holland will officiate. Village Chapel Funeral Home, Alabama City, is in charge.
The family would like to thank Maudie Templeton for being Ida's best and most cherished friend, Dr. Byron Nelson for his care and compassion, Lindy Blair for her love and care for Granny in her final year, BMC Cherokee and staff, Cherokee EMS, Cherokee County Nursing Home and station one staff.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Stewart, Kathryn Griffin
Kathryn Griffin Stewart, formerly of Montgomery, died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in Houston surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Pennsylvania, and spent the majority of her youth in Alabama. Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert M. Berry Jr.; second husband, Fred M. Stewart; and brother, John E. Griffin. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Bazan (Tom), Houston; stepson, Fred M. Stewart Jr. (Judy), Big Fork, Mont.; grandsons, Gene Harrison (Susan), Houston, and Richard Harrison (Jennifer), Austin, Texas; nephew, Michael G. Griffin (Colley), Montgomery; niece, Marilee Mallory (Jerry), Montgomery; and numerous loving friends and extended family.
Mrs. Stewart lived many years in Houston before returning to Montgomery, where she married Mr. Stewart and worked for Huntingdon College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery and was an active member of the Tower Class, where she maintained many friendships until her death. Upon the death of Mr. Stewart, she returned to Houston to be closer to her daughter and grandsons. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Downtown Houston.
She will be remembered by her family and friends for her courage, generosity and unwavering faith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030, or First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106. Santana Funeral Home, Houston, is in charge. 
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Jones, Rosa Lee
Rosa Lee Jones, 87, Gaylesville, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Faith Baptist Church. Burial in Faith Cemetery. Perry Funeral Home is in charge. 
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Cruit, Deloris
Deloris Cruit, 73, Gadsden, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001.
Arrangements to be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Fortner, James Aubrey
James Aubrey Fortner, 75, Tiftonia, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Fortner.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Tiftonia Holiness Church. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Rainsville Funeral Home is in charge.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Leeth, Roy
Roy Leeth, 70, Boaz, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Boaz Carr Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Liberty Cemetery at Aroney.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Lyons, Ethel Mae
Ethel Mae Lyons, 71, Fort Payne, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001.
She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue Pettit, Fort Payne.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. 
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Magee, J.W. 'Rock' Magee
J.W. "Rock" Magee, Gadsden, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Magee.
Arrangements to be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Martinez, Dulce Abril
Dulce Abril Martinez, 8, Fort Payne, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001.
She was a member of the third-grade class at Wills Valley Elementary School.
She is survived by her family.
Funeral mass will be at noon. Friday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Burial at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Burt Funeral Home is in charge.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

Potter, Marion Jr.
Marion Potter Jr., 72, Boaz, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001.
Arrangements to be announced by Boaz Carr Funeral Home. Williams, Paul F.
Paul F. Williams, 49, Gadsden, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001.
He is survived by his family.
Arrangements will be announced by Adams-Buggs Funeral Service.
THE GADSDEN TIMES (newspaper), GADSDEN, AL. Obituary for Nov. 29, 2001

OBITUARIES FROM THE GADSDEN TIMES;

Jan. 16, 1873
Died on this 10th inst. of consumption, at Birmingham, Al.
Mrs. Brown, wife of Calvin Brown, formerly of this place.

Feb. 6, 1873
Died in Gadsden on the 30th ult., Charlie Brown, son of Calvin Brown, aged about 14 years. He was carried to Birmingham for interment.

Oct. 2, 1873
Died in Coryell Co., Tx. Mr. D. C. Gilliland son of W. B. Gilliland of this county.

Oct. 16, 1873
Died in Wills Valley on the 10th, of consumption, Mrs. Missouri Crump, wife of William Crump, and daughter of B. F. Roden, Sr.

June 4, 1874
On the 29th ult., Mrs. Gilliland wife of W. B. Gilliland died.

Dec. 10, 1875
Wiley B. Gilliland aged 59 years, 7 months, and 26 days.

June 23, 1876
Eli Bynum, one of the first settlers of Calhoun County died at his residence on the 11th, aged about 74 years.

Mar. 16, 1877
Mr. James Copeland of Cherokee County was accidentally killed on the 7th.

June 22, 1877
Died at Porterville on the 17th, Mrs. Martha Dobbs wife of Rev. C. L. Dobbs, and daughter of Rev. Uriah Williams.

Oct. 5, 1877
Died in Jacksonville on the 23rd ult., Lee Weaver.

June 11, 1880
Died in Cherokee County recently, Mrs. E. Brooks.

July 8, 1881
Died in Ashville, 21st ult., J. Franklin Brown.

Oct. 7, 1881
Died in Calhoun County recently, James Dobbs.

Jan. 6, 1882
Died in Guntersville, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Mary E. Brown.

Jan. 6, 1882
Died in Gadsden on the 29th ult., Ellen (Looney) Whorton. She was a faithful servant of J. T. Brooks for more than 5 years. She is truly a good darky gone.

Nov. 10, 1882
Died in DeKalb County 27th ult., infant twins of Rev. J. M. Dobbs.

Aug. 24, 1883
Died near Blountsville 8th, Mrs. E. A. C. Brown.

Oct. 5, 1883
Died near Blountsville 23rd ult., Asa Bynum.

Feb. 20, 1885
Died in Collinsville, W. B. Roden.

Aug. 14, 1885
Died in Blount County, William Brooks.

Sept. 3, 1886
Died in this city on the 25th ult., infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Brown.

Oct. 15, 1886
Died in Blount County, Sydney Brown.

Oct. 7, 1881
Died in Collinsville, Capt. S. P. Dobbs.

Dec. 10, 1886
Died in Blount Springs, John Brown.

May 12, 1887
Died in Attalla on the 1st, a little son of James Brown.

Aug. 25, 1887
Died on the 20th Mrs. Penny wife of James A. Penny, and daughter of Capt. W. P. Simpson. She leaves a baby 1 month old, and a husband.

Dec. 8, 1892
Died at Rodentown, Alabama on the 27th ult., B. H. Roden.

Dec. 8, 1893
Died in this County, 5 miles East of Gadsden, on the 4th inst., Walter Brooks of Typhoid Fever age 9. Walter was the son of Dick Brooks, who was killed by the explosion at Wilson's Mill, in this city on the 25th ult.

Jan. 30, 1894
Died in East Gadsden on the 29th Mrs. Sam Simpson. She leaves a baby 2 days old.

Dec. 24, 1895
Mrs. Elizabeth McCauley died at J. W. Gilliland's last Friday.

May 26, 1896
Pompie Lanier, nephew of Mrs. J. T. Brooks died last friday at his home in West Point Georgia. He was the brother of Mrs. Eugene Randall.

Aug. 17, 1897
Mr. Uriah W. Bynum died at his home, one and a half mile from Oneonta, on the 9th. From the effects of a kick by a horse. His sons, Walter and Oliver Bynum, pulled him up after the accident and carried him to his bed.

Mar. 15, 1898
Capt. James T. Brooks is back from Lafayette, Where his brother, W. J. Brooks, died on the 6th, aged 49 years.
While his body was lying in state his father-in-law, J. A. Grace, expired, he was 68 years old.

Aug. 12, 1898
Miss Maggie Weaver died at Choccolocco, in Calhoun County on the 8th. She taught public school in this city several years ago.

Feb. 21, 1899
Mrs. Salena Simpson, mother of Capt. W. P. Simpson, of Rome, and Mrs. W. W. Browning, died at the home of the latter in this city last Friday. Mrs. Simpson was 86 years old. Her remains were interred in Forrest Cemetery.

June 13, 1899
Mrs. Martha Simpson, died May 31st near Branchville, St. Clair County.

June 27, 1899
Mrs. Emily L. Weaver died on the 10th at her home on Sand Mountain. She was 71 years old.
Her grandfather Washington Stevens was 1st cousin to George Washington, and fought in the Revolutionary War, under George Washington.
Her father David Andrews, fought through the Indian Wars.
Her oldest brother was killed in the Mexican War, and two brothers Joseph, and John Andrews were killed in the Confederate Army.
She has the candle stick that furnished the light for George Washington to eat supper before we gained independence.
She was the last of her father's family.


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