Class of 1956 Memorial Page
|Johnny (John Quincey) Adams, Jr||Born 18 Jun 1937 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Died October 3,2002
at age 64.
Services were held Monday, October 7, 2002 with burial in Valhalla Memorial Gardens.
He was a veteran of U.S. Navy. At the time of death he was a resident of Mobile, Alabama.
(Source: The Tuscaloosa News.)
|James (Jim)Albright||Born 27 May 1937 Died 11 November 1994
He served honorably in the USMC from 1959-1962 and was assigned to the honor guard in Washington DC.
After his discharge he became an electrician and rose to assistant business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local union. He was elected president of the Tuscaloosa Building Trades Council and the Alabama Building and Construction Council.
He was on the board of directors for the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority, the Birmingham chapter of the Red Cross and the Central Alabama United Way. He was elected president of the Alabama AFL-CIO in 1993.
He was married to Delores Albright. He had no natural children of his own but adopted baby Michelle. He has no survivors except for his sister, Mary Albright Stewart.
He died of a heart attack November 11, 1994 while on a business trip to Florence, AL. At the time he was living in Hueytown.
On Sep. 4, 1995 the Alabama senate passed resolution 146 declaring the first Monday of September to be "Jim Albright Labor Day."
Information supplied by his nephew, Alan Cockrell [email protected]
|Louis Hart Anders||Louis Hart Anders
B. ----- d March 14, 2020
Louis died at home on surrounded by his loved ones. He had been sick for many years with the debilitating disease ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
Louis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he graduated from Tuscaloosa Senior High School.
He attended The University of Alabama for both undergraduate and law school from which he earned a BS degree in 1959, and an LLB degree in 1962. While at the University, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, ODK honorary, Jason's honorary, and he served as Business Manager of the Corolla, the University yearbook. He was also active in campus politics.
In July,1962, he married Marsha Karen Adams. They were happily married for 57 years.
In August of '62, he entered the US Army and served in the JAG Core for three years, most of which he spent in Legal Assistance in the Pentagon. He achieved the rank of Captain.
He attended Georgetown Law School where he earned an LLM degree in Taxation in 1965. Upon discharge from the Army, he joined the law firm of Ambrect, Jackson and DeMouy in Mobile, Alabama. He enjoyed working with them for three years. Then he joined the firm of Burr Forman in Birmingham, Alabama where he practiced Tax and Corporate law until 2014. Throughout his career, he was listed in The Best Lawyers in America in both the General Corporate Law and Tax Law categories. He was a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, the American Tax Policy Foundation and the Federal Tax Clinic Committee. In addition, he was selected for inclusion in Alabama Super Lawyers 2009 and 2010. He was also a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Business Law, Franchising Forum and Section on Taxation. Louis became a partner in Crown Automobile in 1971, a partnership he maintained until 2014. For many years, he was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Birmingham and Shoal Creek Country Club.
At Briarwood Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon, an elder and as chairman of the Apologetics committee. He enjoyed golf, traveling, skiing and hiking with his family, but his favorite interest was investing in the stock market and discussing it with his friends. He continued this activity even after he became ill.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents Louis Hart Anders and Annie Josephine Park Anders. He is survived by his wife Marsha, his son Louis Hart Anders, III and his wife Xin Chen Anders and their children Arthur Robyn Anders and Karen Alexandra Bei Anders, his son Albert David Anders and his wife Jill D'Antonio Anders, and their children Jonathan David Anders, Joshua Elias Anders, Zoey Elisabeth Anders, Justin Dominic Anders, and Joseph-Benedict Louis Anders. He is also survived by his brothers Sterling Park Anders (Kay) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Joe David Anders (Hester) of Houston, Texas. Despite all his accomplishments, Louis' most enduring legacy will be his faith in God and his strength of character which were evident everyday as he endured the ravages of ALS without once complapining or indulging in self- pity. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Our family sincerely appreciates the excellent care for Louis given by Francisco Rodriguez-Martin and Antonio Rodriguez-Martin. They enabled him to continue to engage in his favorite pastime, the stock market, even after he was paralyzed. We also wish to thank Crystal Broaden and Gwendolyn Ford for their help. The faithful friends who visited often will never know how much their visits meant to Louis and Marsha. Many thanks to them also.
Due to the current Corona virus pandemic, the family has chosen to have a grave-side service on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Elmwood Cemetery. The procession left Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, at 9:00AM. The service will begin at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ALS Association of Alabama, 300 Cahaba Park Circle, Unit 209, Birmingham, Al. 35242, (205) 637-7797.
Full obituary p-ublished in The Birmingham News on Mar. 18, 2020
|Nick Armstrong||Born June 18, 1937 Died April 17, 2014|
Age 76, of Tuscaloosa, died at home. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Terry Ahlemeyer officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation: Monday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Nick was a husband, dad, friend and loved by all.
Condolences may be sent at www.tuscaloosamemorial.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?n=nick-armstrong&pid=170699795&fhid=8345#sthash.CW80bKWw.dpuf
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Apr. 20, 2014
|Robert H. Ballard||INFORMATION NEEDED|
|Thomas Bailey||Born Died
|James William Banks||Born September 15, 1936 Died June 11,2016;
Services for James William Banks, age 79, of Duncanville, Alabama were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie M. Banks; father, Walter Banks and sisters, Judy Junkins, Kit Posey and Mary Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lillie Banks; daughter, Melinda Banks, sisters, Maudine Averitt, Barbara Knight and Joyce Lyles, and brother-in-law, Ed Posey.
James served in the United States Marines for 2 years and worked 34 years at the Tuscaloosa Fire Department finishing as Captain.
Honorary pallbearers are members past and present of Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue.
|Joe Henry Banks||Born March 27, 1938 Died October 24, 2020
He was a longtime resident of Eutaw and Tuscaloosa, passed away peacefully October 24, 2020 at home in Brandon, MS.
Joe was born March 27, 1938 to William Edward Banks and Ida Mae (Greenwood) Banks.
He was preceded by his wife of 55 years, Sibyl Durrett Banks, and sisters, Frances Riley and Lorine Barnett. Survivors include his son, Albert Banks (Elizabeth), grandsons; David, Andrew, and Joseph Banks, brother-in-law James Durrett, and nieces and nephews. Joe was an active member of Kiwanis, Lion's Club, and the Shelton State woodworker's group. Visitation 10 AM, service 11 AM (both graveside) October 31, 2020, at Memory Hill Gardens.
|Anne Barrett Moore||Born January 27, 1938 Died July 21, 2019
TUSCALOOSA – Anne Barrett Moore, age 81, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., passed away July 21, 2019. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Memory Chapel, with Dr. Herb Thomas officiating.
Burial followed in Memory Hill gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Lillian Barrett.
Anne is survived by her husband, Robert Moore; and son, Jeff Moore (Vicky). Anne valued simplicity, and was an avid reader. She and Robert had recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of West Alabama.
Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com..
Full obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on July 24, 2019
|David Lewis Bennett|| Born 2 April 1939 Died 1 March 2009
Clay Memorial Cemetery
Cuba, Sumter County, Alabama
Mother: Minnie Lee Meador Bennett
|Patricia A. Bonner Hulsey||11 Jun 1937 Died 27 January 2004
Another source shows
Birth 25 Aug 1938
Anyone know which is correct?
|J. R. (Joseph Richard) Brewer, Jr.||Born February 15, 1937 Died Sept. 21, 2009
at age 72 He was a resident of Tuscaloosa., he died at the Hospice of West Alabama. A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Sept. 23, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lance, Rev. Carl Wells and Rev. Ron Wilson officiating. A private family burial will be held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Richard Brewer, Sr. and Madge Merrill Brewer Smith; brothers, Norvin Brewer and Fred Brewer and sister, Doris Jean Brewer Folse.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Collett Brewer; four daughters, Laura Brewer Stephenson (Charley) of Tuscaloosa, Gayle Brewer Davis (Sam) of Tuscaloosa, Kathy Brewer Amez (Tim) of Fosters, Elizabeth Brewer Chandler (Jeff) of Knoxville; eight grandchildren, Valerie Stephenson James (Perry), Victoria Stephenson, Morgan Hager, Nicholas Davis, Tiffany Amez, Collett Davis, Katryn Chandler and Conner Chandler and a special dog "Cowboy".
Joseph was born in Sylacauga, Ala. He served in the United States Navy for four years. Following the service, he worked for Standard Oil in California and was transferred to Hunt Oil in Tuscaloosa in 1969. He spent many wonderful years working for the Tuscaloosa Fire Department, Tuscaloosa Electrical Supply, and later on the maintenance staffs at First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. He served as a deacon at First Baptist and was a member of the Keystone Sunday School Class at Calvary. He loved his hobby of woodworking and traveling around the country with friends and family. He was a devoted husband of 49 years, father, grandfather and friend to all.
Honorary pallbearers were members of First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church, members of the Keystone Sunday School Class at Calvary, members of the West Alabama Woodworking Association; and his traveling buddies, Mr. and Mrs. William Woolbright, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Gregory and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Simpson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, one's church or favorite charity.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-richard-brewer&pid=133346522#sthash.aWKXBt5B.dpuf
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 23, 2009
|Pelham Eugene Brittain||Born 21 Jan 1938 Died 30 May 1991 or 15 May 1991
Birth Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Information needed. I have located this information, but not an Obituary.
Buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Father: James Roscoe Brittain Mother: Clara Mae Brittain Spouse: Jean Brittain
Husband of Jean H.; father of Margaret Schofield, Ella Allen and Eugene Brittain Jr.; brother of James R. Brittain Jr. and John L. Brittain.
At some time he started using Eugene Pelham Brittain [E P Brittain] Death Certificate Number: 3316190
Notes: Apr 1954: Name listed as EUGENE PELHAM BRITTAIN; 22 May 1998: Name listed as E P BRITTAIN
|Joe "Buck" Gladstone Burns||Born September 10, 1938 Died Oct 7, 1993
Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Cottondale, Alabama, United States
|William Howard Burroughs||Born 6 Sept 1937 Died 20 Jun 2009
age 71, of Tuscaloosa, died at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were Wednesday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Hartley, his father, Rufus Burroughs, and his sisters, Loradean Williams and Polly Capley.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Burroughs of Tuscaloosa; daughters, Deidre Smith of Pendleton, S.C., Susan Wheeler of Asheville, N.C., and Channon Hall and Christy Hartley, both of Tuscaloosa; his son, Trey Hall; sisters, Margene Jenkins; his brother, Douglas Macarthur Burroughs.
Pallbearers: Richard Wheeler, Trey Hall, James Hartley, Jimmy Reynolds, Craig Gifford, and Rick Moore.
Honorary pallbearers: U.S. Postal Service employees, Kay and Craig Gifford, Shannon and Tim, Jimmy and Linda Reynolds, Bill Parker, Patsy Wiley, Phillip Kelley, Gail and Bob Regan, Tuscaloosa Elk Ladies Auxiliary, Tuscaloosa Elk Lodge, the Back Table group at the Elks Lodge, Tuscaloosa Moose Lodge, Bob and Barbara Shinpaugh, Tuscaloosa High School Class of 1956, Dr. Lee Thomas and Dr. Craig Buettner, and doctors, nurses, and staff of ACCU and TSICU at DCH.
Published in the Tuscaloosa News on 6/23/2009
|Jessie Frank Butler||Born November 15, 1938. Died Feb. 21, 2009
age 71, of Tuscaloosa, died Feb. 21, 2009, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were be Feb. 21 at Memory Hill Gardens with Walley Rezendes officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home, directing.
Full obituary published in the Tuscaloosa News on 2/24/2009
|James Allen Caddell||Born November 5, 1937. Died June 28, 2008
James Allen Caddell, age 70, of Tuscaloosa, died at Hospice of West Alabama. Services were be 2 p.m. Tuesday July First at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. William F. Thetford officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin H. Caddell, Sr. and Mae M. Caddell.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Perry M. Caddell of Tuscaloosa; his son, Paul A. Caddell of New York, N.Y.; his sister, Mary C. Channell (Charles W.) of Tullahoma, Tenn.; his brother, Benjamin H. Caddell, Jr. (Alyne) of Mobile; and many other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Trinity Presbyterian Building Fund or Hospice of West Alabama.
Full Obituary published in the Tuscaloosa News on 6/30/2008.
|Harry Henson Carver||Born . Died June 17, 2012
age 74, of Enterprise, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Flowers Hospital. Services were Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel with Rev. Rob West and Dr. Wesley Fondren, his nephew, officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery in Trussville.
Harry worked for over 36 years at Alabama Power. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a devoted employee who exemplified work ethic and community service. He was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School and the University of Alabama. He was an avid fan of Alabama football.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Lester Carver and Daisy Henson Carver, and a brother, Charles Carver.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Polly Lindsey Carver; daughter, Cathy C. Staggs (Jon); son, Harry H. Carver Jr.; six grandchildren, Judson and Holly Miller, Matthew and Nicholas Carver, and Jon Ingram and Jordan Staggs; two brothers, Kenneth Carver (Sandy) and Donald Carver (Christine); and many nieces and nephews.
Scheduled pallbearers were Douglas Connell, Charles Gibbs, Dave Edge, Reggie Allen, Bob Kelley, and Jim Ivey.
Honorary pallbearers were Ann and Melvin Sellers, Mac Lindsey, Fred Rodgers, Bill Goodman, Doug Page, Roy Crow, Jerry Fuller, Lamar Calloway, Leon Wilson, Bruce Miller, Alabama Power retirees, and friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Enterprise, 217 S. Main, Enterprise, AL 36330; First United Methodist Church of Northport, 700 Main Ave., Northport, AL 35476; or the charity of one's choice .
|John William Chism Jr.||Born Died Jan. 16, 2010
Age 71, of Tuscaloosa, died , at Moundville Nursing Home. Services were Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nervie Chism.
Survivors included his sons, Scott Chism (Renna) and Sean Smith (Maggie); and grandchildren, Raygan and Belle Chism.
Pallbearers were Sean Smith, Kevin Jones, Stephen Meggs, Bryan Faulkner, Barry Johnson, and Ricky Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jesse and Dot Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Meggs, David Goodwin, James Swiney, Roy Clifton, Ms. Angie James, Mr. and Mrs. David Ewing, Mrs. Susan Hester, Moundville Health & Rehabilitation, and New Life Sunday School Class First Wesleyan Church.
Full Obituary published in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News on January 17, 2010
|Charles E. Christopher Jr.||Born August 9, 1938 Died October 4, 2016
Charlie Christopher passed away October 4, 2016 in hospice care after adamantly fighting lung cancer for 2 years.
Charlie was born in West Virginia, raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and lived in a variety of cities throughout his lifetime (Monterey, CA, San Diego, CA, Alexandria, VA., Milford, MI, Hilton Head Island, SC, Asheville, NC and Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Cordelia Christopher and his three children: Greg (Nathalie) Christopher of Groveland, FL, Hillary Christopher (Mike) Dunlap of Columbus, Ohio, Peter Christopher of Oakland, CA, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren as well as other extended family members and close friends.
Charlie enjoyed spending time with his children, his grandchildren and recently his great grandchildren. In retirement, he became the family chef in particular following his guru, Jacques Pepin. He loved expanding his pallet by frequenting great restaurants throughout his travels - including Asheville, NC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Chicago, Columbus and most recently in Anna Maria Island, Florida where he enjoyed family meals with his children and grandchildren.
He loved history, particularly military history including the Napoleonic era. He was a fan of old movies, particularly films from the 1930’s and could tell you the whole plot from just the first few scenes.
He loved a wide variety of music including classical symphonies and choral works, the Beatles, of course, folk music, and in our Asheville years, he enjoyed many Blue Grass Festivals.
He loved his cars from his TR-3 to XKE Jaguar in the 1960’s, his Mercedes and Rover Sedan in the 70’s, and his 2 Land Rovers in retirement. (It’s OK. Ford owned Land Rover at the time). He and Cordelia loved to travel with their motor coach and winter on Hilton Head Island. He was particularly fond of his most recent purchase – a burgundy Lincoln MXZ.
Charlie was a 1960 Naval Academy graduate, attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA in 1966, and received his MBA from George Washington U. He served in the Navy on a number of ships including the USS Canberra off the coast of Viet Nam. In his last 4 Navy years he worked at the Pentagon in the office of Navy Satellite Communications.
Charlie’s next 30 years were spent as an engineer for Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan where he retired as Principal Engineer for Crash Safety. He became known at Ford for being able to physically duplicate every movement a crash dummy makes in a 25 mph head on collision :-)
He also enjoyed singing in church choirs and Ford Motor Co. Chorus and was asked to be Chairman of the Milford Township Planning Commission where he served for a number of years.
At this time, the family asks to receive condolences and shared memories about Charles through the Schoedinger.com website. A video collection of pictures can also be viewed there. In lieu of a traditional funeral, the family will be hosting a family ‘Celebration of Life’ ceremony in late November, when all the kids and grandkids will be in Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to Mount Carmel Hospice Care. https://www.mountcarmelfoundation.org/funded-programs/hospice-and-palliative-care Click on ‘making a secure online gift’ and select “Hospice/Palliative Care’ under designation. Or please send donation check to: Mount Carmel Hospice 1144 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215 or your local Hospice care. Full Obituary at http://www.schoedinger.com/obituaries/Charles-Christopher-4/#!/Obituary
|Elaine Clarkson Nuckols||Born November 15, 1938. Died April 27. 2004
Last Residence was at Lithonia, Dekalb, GA
|Billy Clay||Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Clay
Born _________ Died December 9, 1955
|Verner Lee Colburn||Born 3 January 1938 Died February 1973 - Last benefit paid in Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|
|Lewis Dorman Cook Jr.||Born August 01, 1937 Died February 09, 2018
Lewis Cook Jr., age 80, of Northport, passed away on February 9,2018. Services were held Monday, February 12,2018 at 2 pm at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with Dr. Ken Cheek and Pastor Eric Boykin officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel directing.
He is preceded in death by father Lewis Dorman Cook Sr.; mother Audrey Newell; infant daughter Cynthia Renee “Cindy” and sister Barbara Faye Goniwicha.
He is survived by wife Betty Cook Northport, AL; daughters Stephanie Cook Wilkins Chattanooga, TN and Jennifer Cook Jones(Rodney) Tuscaloosa, AL; sisters Joyce Golden, Panama City, FL, Peggy Sue Hoagland Tuscaloosa, AL; Brother Sonny Cook(Delores) Tuscaloosa, AL; grandsons Jacob Lee Jones Tuscaloosa AL and John Christopher Jones, Tuscaloosa AL.
He graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956 and served in the Navy. He worked for Sears for 40 years and owned Lewis Cook Roofing. He was a member of Northridge Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Alabama football fan and enjoyed watching and coaching his girls and grandsons playing in various sports. Lewis never met a stranger and loved life. He always had a smile on his face and his life was his wife, his girls and his grandsons.
Pallbearers were Harry Harless, Doug Johnson, Carl Price Jr., Jeremy Price, Billy Nelson, Earl Sheppard, Ken Dockery and Johnny Fulmer. Honorary Pallbearers are staff of TSICU, Aspire, Davita Tuscaloosa, past members of South Highlands Baptist Church and members of Northridge Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Northridge Baptist Church.
Full Obituary published Monday
|Fredrick Kenneth (Fred) Coons||Born February 17, 1938 Died 11 September 2019
He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956. Freddie was an excelent musician, played string bass & cornet. He played coronet in the Tuscaloosa High Schoo Black Bear Band. He graduated from University of Alabama in 1988.
He joined the US Navy 1956 - 1960.
He was a pilot, and flew crop dusters.
He is survived by his long-time friend and companion Susan Jecker and his granddaughter Xemenia. Proceeded in death by his daughter Renee, his brother William and his parents William and Hortense.
He devoted his life to helping others recover from alcoholism.
Memorial service will be announced at a later date.
|Patsy Craton Snipes||Born ________ Died February 16, 2017
at age 78 at Moundville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Moundville, Alabama.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 1pm-2pm at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will immediately follow at 2pm at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park and Cemetery. Services will be handled by Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Reverend Curtis A. Kelley officiating.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents Edward Craton and Rebecca Elizabeth Minor. She left behind to follow: her beloved husband, Charles E. Snipes Senior; two daughters, Allison Stewart (Steve) of Huntsville, Ala. and Carol Cook (Shane) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and her son, Charles (Robert) Snipes Jr. of New York, N.Y. Patsy adored her four grandchildren, Megan Agee (Graham), Cole Marshall, Matt Stewart, and Bailey Marshall; three sisters, Ann Jones, Francis Ellison and Doris LeFoy, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala., two brothers, Lonnie Minor (Deb) of Birmingham, Ala. and Ron Minor (Lolly) of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Patsy was a 58-year member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where she loved singing and working with children.
She had a powerful appreciation for all music. She was passionate and creative with a tremendous sense of humor.
Her favorite singers were her daughter, Allison Stewart, and good friend Gary Spencer.
Her favorite flowers were hydrangeas, geraniums, roses, tulips, and poinsettias.
Her favorite car was one that "gets you from where you are, to where you need to go, and then returns you home." Her favorite jewelry was her gold cross that her husband, Charles, gave to her 58 years ago.
Patsy traveled with her husband extensively in her lifetime, visiting numerus countries, her favorites being Argentina and Greece. Patsy also loved traveling with her children to Walt Disney World and Panama City, Fla. There are no words to express how much Patsy was cherished, and she leaves behind a space that no one can fill except the One who created her. We will miss her dearly until we see her again.
Full Obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on Feb. 19, 2017
|Jerry Darnell||Born 3 Jan 1938 Died 14 June 1964
Killed in the line of duty as a deputy sheriff. (gunshot while on duty)
Tuscaloosa Memorial Park in Cottondale, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Jerry L. Darnell Tuscaloosa Memorial Park in Cottondale, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Deputy Darnell was shot and killed with his own service weapon while making a traffic stop. Deputy Darnell was writing the suspect a citation for driving without a license when the suspect attacked him, gained control of his service revolver, and shot him in the back of his head. Later that day the suspect gave himself up to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff. On September 14, 1966, the 29-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. This snapshot of Jerry L Darnell's life was captured by the 1940 U.S. Census. When Jerry L Darnell was born about 1938, his father, James, was 24 and his mother, Eunice, was 21. In 1940, he was 2 years old and lived in Coaling and Jones, Alabama, with his father, mother, and sister..
|Angela Davis Reeves||January 22, 1939 Died February 23, 2021
Angela Davis Reeves of Carrollton, Georgia died peacefully surrounded by her daughter and friends on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
She was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on January 22, 1939.
Angela was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Luther Davis, Jr. and Angela Pagenhardt Davis, and her husband of 56 years Bob “Woody” Reeves.
She is survived by her daughter Louise Reeves of Carrollton, and brother Warren (Linda) Davis of Tuscaloosa.
While growing up in Alabama, Angela loved to spend time hanging out at her grandfather’s pharmacy Davis-Leach Drug Company, which was a staple of the community located next to the Bama Theater in downtown Tuscaloosa.
During her high school years, she was the life of the party surrounded by members of the social fraternity called LOL, which stood for Ladies of Leisure. She graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956.
Following high school, Angela attended Mt. Vernon College for Women her freshman year in Washington, D.C. before returning home to attend the University of Alabama. She pledged Alpha Gamma Delta her sophomore year, and remained a life-long supporter of her sorority, later becoming involved with the local chapter at the University of West Georgia in her adopted hometown. Furthermore, during her junior year Angela received an invitation from her youth minister to have dinner with a few other students who were involved with the local Presbyterian campus ministry. That evening sparked a new destiny for Angela when she met Bob "Woody" Reeves for the first time.
Following her graduation from the University of Alabama in 1960 with a degree in elementary education, Angela spent the next eight years teaching various grades between stints in Mobile, Tuscaloosa and Atlanta.
In 1963, Angela and Bob wed at the First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa. After their daughter Louise was born, Angela became a stay-at-home mom.
In 1968, Angela and Woody moved to Carrollton, Georgia when Woody accepted a position in the Physical Education Department at West Georgia College. They attended St. Andrew United Methodist Church then later transferred their membership to Carrollton First United Methodist Church in 1984. As a long-time active member of Carrollton FUMC, Angela was a member of the Agape Sunday School class. She cherished her time spent as a youth counselor serving the Crossfire Youth Choir on its annual pilgrimage to Noah’s Ark in Panama City Beach, Florida. Her favorite pastime was following her daughter Louise to hundreds of athletic matches, swim meets and ball games.
Angela never turned down a request to assist whether it was to bring snacks or serve as the team driver. Many memories were made during the summer months when Louise was a member of the Bluefins Swim Team. Every weekend, she traveled along with other parents who became life-long friends to watch their children compete.
Her home was a welcome place to all, especially to all of her children’s friends in the Chapel Heights Extension neighborhood. She never hesitated to greet anyone with a big “Roll Tide” and always entertained a crowd wherever she traveled.
Due to ongoing COVID-19, a graveside service for family and friends will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Carroll Memory Gardens with Reverend Larry Patton officiating. Masks and social distancing rules will be required. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair and space appropriately.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Bailey, Mike Cockelreece, Cliff Harper, Sam Mackay, David Pagenhardt and Chris White.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of West Georgia Foundation - Dr. Robert M. Reeves Scholarship Endowment Fund and mailed to UWG Foundation, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118. For additional instructions, please contact Hailey Jackson at [email protected] or call 678-839-3980.
Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com. Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton, GA has charge of arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Angela Davis Reeves please visit our Tribute Store.
|Charlotte Davis Moore||Born June 2, 1938 Died January 18, 2010
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Graveside services will follow on Thursday at Good Hope Cemetery in Dozier, Alabama. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte was born in Tuscaloosa and passed away after a lengthy illness. She graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and from the University of Alabama where she received her undergraduate and Master's degree in education. After graduation, she taught special education and served as the supervisor of the county's special education teachers.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Mal Moore; daughter Heather Moore Cook, and husband Steve and grandchildren Anna Lee Cook and Cannon Cook of Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her father James E. Davis, her mother Mary Lee Davis and brother James "Sonny" Davis.
Pallbearers were be Randy Moore, Chuck Moore, Ken Mason, Phil Mason, Bo Long, Mike Long, Hal Morris and Hamp Morris.
Honorary Pallbearers were be members of the A-Club and current and former Athletic Department staff.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Capital Campaign for Caring Days Adult Day Care, P.O. Box 3049, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.
The Moore family also expressed its gratitude to the staff at LaRocca Nursing Home for their loving care. Published in Tuscaloosa News on January 19, 2010
|Jasper Earl Davis|| Born _______________ Died February 3, 2017
at age 78, died at DCH Regional Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held with James Boyd officiating.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Estelle Davis; brothers, Doug and Harold; son, Keith; and daughter, Teresa.
Survivors include his wife, Margie; daughters, Rita, Sheila (Bo); sons, Kevin (Julie), Kenny (Jeannine), Mark (Rhonda) and Ted (Vicky); 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Earl loved his family and would do anything for anyone. He was the most humble man and was a great husband, father and grandfather. He is loved and will be missed.
Honorary pallbearers are DCH 3rd floor MICU doctors and nurses.
|James R. (Robert) Davis||Born _____________ Died May 27, 2012
age 75, of Ralph, died , at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope (AL).
Graveside services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memory Hill Gardens with Rev. Bob Miller officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Full Obituary Published in Tuscaloosa News on May 29, 2012
|Paul Davis||Born _____________ Died
age 74, died of pancreatic cancer at his Auburn home.
Davis passed away late Sunday evening after a short illness.
He was owner and publisher of the Auburn Bulletin and Tuskegee News from 1983 until 1998. He then worked as a renound columnist for the Opelika-Auburn News through 2009.
Davis was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and is a recipient of the Alabama Press Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
|Jack Milton Dollar||Born November 10, 1937 Died - October 23, 2012 , Age 74
of Huntsville, Alabama. He was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL and graduated from Tuscaloosa High School before attending the University of Alabama.
He served in the U.S. Air Force, and spent the majority of his career in the Aerospace industry in Huntsville, AL, Cape Kennedy, FL and Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. He retired from Teledyne Brown Engineering in 1998.
Jack was affectionately known as ‘Papa Jack’. He was an avid golfer and a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by wife, Marilyn, son Craig; daughters, Cindy Beckert and Cathy Worthy; and 5 grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Dollar, Sarah and Patrick Beckert, and Matthew Worthy.
Laughlin Service Funeral Home. was in charge of the services.
Full Obituary at
|James Daphron Dunn||Born March 13, 1938______ Died February 21, 2022 at age 83.
A native of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, he was the oldest child of James Samuel Dunn and Neva Evans Dunn.
He worked as an Operations Manager, and retired from Campbell and Associates, General Contractors.
Mr. Dunn was the Patriarch of his family, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. A wonderful teacher, he led by example always teaching the importance of God, love and family as main priorities.
In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spent much time in the outdoors with his son Jim. He had a productive Green Thumb, and could cultivate almost any flower, vegetable and fruit bearing tree imaginable.
He loved history and his heritage, showing his pride as a member of the Sons of American Revolution and the Sons of the Confederacy. His love of history also bolstered a passion for genealogy, and the research that entailed.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dunn was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jane Stuart Dunn; daughter Jennifer Dunn Claborn; and sister Wanda Kay Hanson.
He is survived by his son James Stuart "Jim" (Teresa) Dunn; grandchildren: Ariel Claborn, Veronica Claborn, Donna Dunn (Chad) Pietszak, Georgia Jane Dunn and Amelia Grace Dunn and two sisters: Peggy Dunn and Teresa Hollingsworth.
A visitation for James will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Circlewood Baptist Church, immediately followed by a Memorial Service 11:00 AM.
Private interment will be at Memory Hill Gardens, Garden of the Sermon on the Mount. Services will be officiated by Rev. Herb Thomas and Rev. Jim Dunn and under the direction of Memory Chapel, a Dignity provider.
The family wishes to recognize: Gordon Gregory, "Smokey" Smith, Jerry Doss; Bobby Joe James; Tommy Medders; Charles Rains; Frank Fondren and the Circlewood Dining Group as Honorary Pallbearers.
A special thanks goes out to Dr. Shah and the nursing staff on 5 South East for taking such great care of Dad during his time in the hospital. What a joy to have a note from one of the nurses when I picked up his personal belongings stating what a lovely gentleman dad was and what an honor it was to care for him.
In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to: The Benevolence Fund c/o Circlewood Baptist Church, 2201 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405; or Comfort Care Hospice of Tuscaloosa, 2314 11th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com for the Dunn family.
Original Obituary is located at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa-al/james-dunn-10598433
|Lt. Joseph (Joe) Edmonds||Born 26 November 1936 Died September 8, 1976
A veteran of about 15 years with the Tuscaloosa Fire Department died in the line of duty at Gulf States Paper Corp., Holt, Alabama near Tuscaloosa, Alabama
|Jack Gordon Engelbert, Jr.||Born ______ Died Dec. 20, 2009
Age 71 died at the Hospice of West Alabama from cancer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Hazel Englebert, and his sister, Linda Englebert Morris.
Jack is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elaine Hollinghead Englebert; two daughters, Kelly Avery (Tony) of Northport and Shana Milligan (Danny) of Tuscaloosa; and three granddaughters, Grace Alexander Avery, Sarah Mason Avery, and Taylor Delaine Milligan.
Memorial services were held on Dec. 23, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa.
The family requested that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church or Hospice of West Alabama.
Full Obituary Published in Tuscaloosa News on December 22, 2009
|Henry Marvin “Butch” Evans||Born 19 Apr 1938 Died 2 October 2000
Butch was born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama to Kermit Evans and Glenera Harville. He died at age 62 in Bartow FL
He was buried in Socrum Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33803.
Records indicat that he served in the US ARMY. Records also indicate that he was married to Doretha Ellafair Youmans in Polk County FL on April 1966 Recorded in Volume 2409, Certificate: 14587 Florida Department of Health
|Alice Wade Stackhouse Faircloth||Born 1938 Died June 1, 2018
Alice Wade Stackhouse, wife of the late Robert E. Stackhouse Sr., died Friday, June 1, 2018 in Phoenixville, PA, formerly of Pinehurst, North Carolina, Great Falls, VA, Newtown Square, PA, and Birmingham, MI.
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late James M. Faircloth Sr. and Annie (Parker) Faircloth. Mrs. Stackhouse was a graduate of The University of Alabama. She was an elementary teacher in her earlier years and lastly worked as a Loan Officer for P.S.F.S. before retiring.
She was a member of St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley* and was an avid knitter, initiating a practice of providing Christening blankets. She also enjoyed playing Golf and Bridge.
Mrs. Stackhouse is survived by a Daughter, Carolyn W., wife of Scott Borelly of Phoenixville, PA; Son, Robert E Jr., husband of Jennifer Stackhouse, of Elkins Park, PA; Three Granddaughters, Kirsten, wife of Christopher Hopkinson of Phoenixville, PA; Madeline Stackhouse, Viviane Stackhouse and Grandson, Harrison Stackhouse all of Elkins Park, PA; Two Sisters: Elise Blackwell of Selma, AL and Anne, wife of Larry Sessions of Gulf Breeze, FL; Brother, James M. Jr., husband of Marlena Faircloth, of Winston-Salem, NC; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM at St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley, 2475 St. Peter's Rd., Malvern, PA 19355. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 12:00 PM. Officiating will be The Rev. Abigail Crozier Nestlehutt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley at the above address. Condolences may be made by visiting www.PhoenixvilleFuneralHome.com, handled by the Campbell - Ennis - Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Phoenixville, PA. Interment will be held later at the Memorial Gardens of Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Southern Pines.
*Note: Episcopal Church in Chester County, Pa.
|Mary Essary Fields|| Born Jan. 12, 1938 Died November 15, 2016
of Tuscaloosa, Ala., , died at age 78, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016, at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Herbert Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Section 11 Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Fields.
Survivors include her daughters, Teresa Hewett (Todd) and Debbie Owens (Steve); sister, Martha Leonard (George); grandchildren, Carson Mimms (Chris), Hannah Hewitt, Crystal Early (Kevin) and Wesley Owens; and great-grandchildren, Brantley and Amelia Early.
Honorary pallbearers are Circlewood Baptist Church and friends and neighbors of Circlewood.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Circlewood Baptist Church.
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Burial : Tuscaloosa Memorial Park
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Nov. 17, 2016
|Joseph (Joe) Franklin Farmer||Born August 12, 1938 Died October 23, 2008, Age 70
He had retired to Kingsland, GA. At the time of Joe's death, he was in a skilled rehab facility in Hilliard, FL.
He was survived by one daughter, Vicki Farmer, Kingsland, Georgia and his brother Claude Farmer of Newnan, GA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Gladys Farmer Sr. He was born August 12, 1938, Cherokee County, AL.
|William Joseph ( Jodie) Farris||Born 8 April 1938 Died 2 August 1977|
|Betty Jean Free Jones||Born 17 Oct 1939 Died Jan 1984|
|Louise Marie Gardner||Born October 25, 1937 Died August 12, 2005
age 67, in Demopolis, AL. Born in Tuscaloosa, AL, October 25, 1937. She was a retired nurse and resident of Demopolis, AL.
Mrs. Gardner was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Theodore Gardner and Eula Sanford Gardner. Survivors include one sister, Estelle Taylor, and her husband, Arthur, of Demopolis, AL.
Graveside services were Saturday, August 20, 2005, at 4 p.m. at Oakhill Cemetery in Jasper, AL, with Dale Hubbert officiating and Kilgore-Green Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors of Demopolis was in charge of local arrangements.
See The Birmingham News on 8/18/2005 for full obituary.
|Sherry Gibson Burchfield||Born March 18, 1938 Died April 7, 2019
She passed away peacefully at Ozark Health and Rehabilitation aat the age of 81. She was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Roscoe Gibson and Mary Gibson (McSherry). She was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School and attended the University of Alabama.
Graveside services will be on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park and Chapel . Visitation from 1:30 PM until service at the funeral home, Dr. Donald Payne will be officiating. (Note: All the information that the webmster has found has a burial date of March 2019 which would be before her death date. This webmaster has guessed that the correct date is April, not March. I have not been ablr to verify this.)
Sherry loved to cook and in 1983 started Grate Things with June Groover. She also worked at Ted’s Jewelers until she became the bookkeeper at Dothan Technology Center. She retired from Dothan City Schools in 2004.
Besides cooking for family and friends, she enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children; Joe Burchfield.
Survivors include her two daughters: Rachel Burchfield, and Becky (Mike) White, one grandson: Justin Boutwell, a sister and brother -in-law: Jean (Charles) Helms.
The family is so thankful to Rhonda, Craig, Lashanda, and Corene at Ozark Health and Rehabilitation for their loving care they care our mother. We are also thankful to the staff of Covenant Hospice.
Memorial gifts may be given in her memory to Wiregrass Spay and Neuter Clinic: 570 S. Foster Street Dothan, AL. 36301 or the Alzheimer’s Resource Center: 1314 Westgate Parkway Suite 2, Dothan, AL. 36303
Full obituary at https://www.wardwilson.com/notices/Sherry-Burchfield
|Josephine Grist Blount||Born 20 Apr 1938 Died Feb. 19, 1973
She died at the age of 35 from breast cancer in Henderson KY, leaving 2 children in addition to her husband, Calvin Blount.
|Minnie Sue Guy Fair||10 November 1937 Died 1 March 1999|
|Francis Michael Guin||Born ; Died February 8, 2021
Tuscaloosa - Francis Michael Guin, age 82, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. passed away on February 8, 2021 at his home after a tragic fall.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Jerry Douglas officiating.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank A. Guin and Annie Rush King Guin. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Rice Guin and daughter, Kelly Guin Thrash of Atlanta, GA.
Mike was born and raised in Tuscaloosa where he graduated in class '56 from Tuscaloosa High School. He received his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Alabama. After a long career in sales, he retired from American Biltrite Inc.
He was a wonderful husband, loving Dad, and a true friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Arthritis National Research Foundation 19200 Von Karman Ave Suite 350 Irvine, CA 92612.
|James William Hamby|| Born 8 November 1937 Died 5 April 2018
of VANCE, Alabama. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama He died at the age of 80 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Memory Chapel with Roscoe Kornegay officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home, directing. Visitation was at 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles P. and Clara Driver Hamby; and four brothers. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Frances Vanoy Hamby; son, James Daniel Hamby; sister, Myra Barrett; and several nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed doing carpentry work. He was a member of the Carpentry local union. He was their financial secretary for several years and business representative for several years. He taught a carpentry class and workshop for several years.
Pallbearers were be James Vanoy, Tim Vanoy, Ross Vanoy, Raiford Vanoy, Charles Gully and James Elbert Howton.
Full obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on Apr. 9, 2018
|Bobby Hannah||Born 13 February 1939 Died 14 August 1996
Bobby was born in Tuscaloosa. Cause of death was a heart attack which struck him as he was talking to a friend on an Atlantain, Georgia street.
He was survived by daughter Bonnie.
He became an actor after the age of 30. He performed in many movies and television shows. A few are listed below:
Driving Miss Daisy (1989). He played the car dealer "Red Mitchell" who sold a car to Miss Daisy's son.
(Died the week after our reunion)
|Richard (Dickie) Allen Harmon||Born January 20, 1938 Died August 25, 2914
Age 76 and a resident of Greenville, AL died at L.V. Stabler Hospital on Monday, August 25, 2014.
The funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church of Greenville on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. David Saliba officiating. (Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.) Graveside services were held August 27, 2014 at Garden Cemetery in Pickens County,
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Mary Claire Harmon of Greenville, AL; daughter: Anne Harmon Keen (Joseph David Keen) of Forest Home, AL; son: Richard Allen Harmon, Jr. (Wanda Kelley Harmon) of Prattville, AL; five grandchildren: John William Harmon (Melissa), Clayton Allen Harmon (Andrea), Taylor Brett Harmon, Mason DeShields Keen and Mary Avery Keen; two great-grandchildren: Ryleigh Elizabeth Harmon and Addison Claire Harmon and brother: John Franklin Harmon of Birmingham, AL.
Dickie worked with Joseph Ministry for 20 years and taught Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church.
He was a manager of American Apparel and a longtime member of the Greenville Civitan’s Club.
The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either the Joseph Ministry or to the Van-Gillen/Sara Lou Beeland Scholarship Fund. Funds for either may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 112 Adams Street, Greenville, AL 36037.
Full Obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on Aug. 26, 201
|Jean Harris Brittain||Born Nov. 25, 1937 Died October 25, 2016
Jean Harris ""Momma Jean"" Brittain, age 78, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died , at home. Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2016, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Lovett directing. Burial followed at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Brittain; parents, Egerton and Ella Harris; and brother, Egerton ""Brother"" Harris.
Survivors include her daughters, Margaret Schofield (David) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Ella Smith of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; son, Britt Brittain (Becky) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; grandchildren, Trent Murray (Allison), Sarah Schofield (Jorge Escalante), Davis Brittain, Anna Shirley (Dallas), Luci Brittain and Elizabeth Kelley; and six great-grandchildren. Momma Jean was born in Tuscaloosa on November 25, 1937. She attended Tuscaloosa High School (Class of 56) and the University of Alabama.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very special friend to Libby Fernandez, Lindsey Leland, Sherry McFerrin, Donna McAllister, Jewel Howard, Frances Harris, Mary Anne Cummings and Jackie Scott and too many more to mention.
Momma Jean will be missed every day.
Pallbearers will be Trent Murray, Davis Brittain, Bo Harris, Gabo Fernandez, Dr. David Fernandez and Drew Fernandez.
Honorary pallbearers are Steve Smith, neighbors of Wisteria Drive, Freddy Poe Grover Cooper, Frances Harris and family and Moundville Domino players.
Full Obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on 27 Oct. 2016
|Peggy Jane Hartley Smalley||Born 16 March 1938 Died August 21, 2020
at age 82, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the residence.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 24, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel.
Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Rev. Keith Pugh officiated. Visitation was at the funeral home one hour prior to service at 2 P.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hayward and Velma Hartley.
Peggy is survived by Clyde Ray Smalley; daughters, Renee Pennington (Robert) and Robin Smalley (Rob Seale); son, Randy Smalley (Lisa); grandchildren, Jase Buttram (Molly), Dustin Smalley, Ashlyn Pennington, Josh Smalley, Jack Smalley, Dillin Allen, Sarah Kate Smalley, Mary Randall Smalley, and Jake Smalley.
Peggy was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School, class of 1956. She worked in public service, as a dispatcher for Northport Police Department for 28 years till she retired. Peggy was a lifetime member of Alberta Baptist Church, where she instilled the love and passion of Christ in her three children. She was "Gurney" to her nine grandchildren that she loved and adored.
Pallbearers were Jase Buttram, Dustin Smalley, Josh Smalley, Jack Smalley, Dillin Allen, and Jake Smalley.
Honorary pallbearers were Northport Police Department, Northport Fire Department, Alberta Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa County Board of Education members, Oasis Hospice, special thanks to Josh Shirley, RN, for his extra love and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice, or the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education or Individual School of your choice.
Full obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on Aug. 23, 2020.
|Jeanette Hayes Taylor Goodwin||Born May 5 1938 March 4, 2008
Age 69 years, 9 months, 28 daysage 69. Services at 2 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Edwin King officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Ralph, AL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Taylor; parents, Jewel and Ollie Hayes; brother, John Starling Hayes; and two sisters, Frances Jones and Sharon Hutchins.
Survivors include her husband, David Earl Goodwin; daughter, Tina Marie Glenn (Franklin) of Pleasant Ridge; son, Tommy James Taylor (Joni) of Jacksonville, Fla.; step-daughter, Melissa Goodwin Hicks (Kenny) of Centreville; sister, Gloria Bates Griffin of Gallion; grandchildren, Sabrina Sims (Michael Maughan) of Hueytown, Leigh Anne Gregory (Josh) of Gordo, and Joshua James Taylor (Khamesha) of Moundville; and great grandchildren, Brooklyn Sims, Preston, Ali Paige, and Ace Gregory, and Niya Morrow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gideons.
Published in the Tuscaloosa News on 3/6/2008.
|Dean Hodo Townsend||Born June 20, 1937 Died March 16, 2016
Dean "The Candy Lady" Hodo Townsend, age 78, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died March 16, 2016, at Hospice of West Alabama.
Services were held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Circlewood Baptist Church with Herb Thomas and Ed King officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations directing. Visitation was Friday, March 18, 2016, at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Liberia Hodo and sisters, Lillie May Hill, Annie Bell Adams and Dorothy Jane Savage.
Survivors include her husband, Thurston Townsend of Tuscaloosa; sons, Tracy Townsend (Stacey), William Townsend (Darlene) and Charlie Townsend; sister, Rollie Lee Savage (Phelan); and grandchildren, Courtney Eads (Aaron), Shelby Jacobs (Matthew), Brady Townsend, Ginnie Townsend, Harry Townsend and Cooper Townsend.
Dean was a true lady that loved her family and always had a smile for those around her. Before passing, she forged a 78 year trail of laughter, generosity, compassion and wisdom. The world will turn a little slower without her on it. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Rex Adams, Bryan Savage, Phil Savage, Charlie Townsend, Darryl Townsend and Randy Townsend.
Honorary pallbearers are Circlewood Baptist Church, Harry McCollum, Dr. John P. Summerford, Hospice of West Alabama, Larry McDonald, neighbors on 27th Street East and Pastor's Auditorium Class (PAC). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Circlewood Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.
|Gerald Michial "Mike" Hodo||Born Dec. 17 1937 Died Feb. 16, 2010
at the Hospice of West Alabama at age 72. Memorial services were held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Rev. Neal Hodo of McCalla officiated.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marva Jo Marqua Hodo, his father, Gerald Manly Hodo, and his mother, Georgia May Hodo.
Survivors include his daughters, Michelle Hodo Bailey of Destin, Fla., Melissa Hodo of Tuscaloosa, Kathryn "Kay Kay" Hodo of Tuscaloosa, and Michial Mylynda Anderson and son-in-law Russ Anderson of McCalla; his son, William Manly Michial Hodo of Tuscaloosa; his uncle, Cecil Bramlett of Tuscaloosa; his sister, Louise Hodo Reynolds and brother-in-law Dr. Richard D. Reynolds of Tuscaloosa; his brother, Robert M. Hodo, Sr.; and special friends, Cindy Davis of Louisiana and Lisa Scully and Tony Harris of Tuscaloosa. He was expecting his first granddaughter in May.
Mike was a lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa. He served in the Alabama National Guard. He owned and operated Hodo Electric Company. He was a member of the Home Builders Association of Tuscaloosa.
The family extends special thanks to Dr. Scott Fulgham, Dr. Dirk L. Berry, Dr. L. Anne Lewis, Patti Evorts of Colonial Bank, and Hospice of West Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, and the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter.
Full Obituary Published in Tuscaloosa News on February 18, 2010
|Walter Donnald Hoggle||
age, 46, of 12E Arrowhead, died Thursday at Druid City Hospital.
Services were at 1:30 P.M. Sunday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home.
The Rev. Bobby Eads and the Rev. Ed King officiated. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Grace Hoggle of Tuscaloosa, a daughter, Miss Leslie Suzanne Hoggle, Tuscaloosa, a daughter, Miss Leslie Suzanne Hoggle, Tuscaloosa; a son, Steve Ellis Hoggle, Aniston; three stepchildren, Miss Barbara Steward and Ronald Steward, both of Jacksonville, Florida, and Vernon Ray Steward, Huston Texas, a sister, Mrs. Barbbara Kyzer, Spanish Fort; two brothers, Thomas Hoggle, Tuscaloosa, Wayne Hoggle, New Iberia, LA, his mother, Mrs. Ethel Hoggle, Tuscaloosa. and other relatives
Pallbearers were Dawson Free, William Oswalt, James Taylor (Tavlor?), Gene Hill, Joe Martin, Bill Robbins and Hoss Adams.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of BF Goodrich, Dr. James Gascoigne, staff of Druid Cith Hospital Emergency Room, employees of J.C. Penney Co. of Anniston, members of First Baptist Church, New Iberia, LA, members of Old Spanish Fort Baptist Church and employees of Partlow State School.
|Albert Newton Holland III||Born 16 October 1938 Died 26 Dec 1977 at age 39. Burried in Cedar Hill Cemetery Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama, USA He served as a 1st Lt in the US Air Force in Vietnam Parents Albert Newton Holland, Jr. 1914–2006 Birth 19 Oct 1914 Death 17 Jan 2006 (aged 91) Burial Cedar Hill Cemetery Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama, USA Carrie Nelle Selby Holland 1916–2006|
|Eleanor Holley Mathison||Born ----- October 10, 2016
FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. - Eleanor Holley Mathison passed away suddenly and very unexpectedly at home on October 10, 2016.|
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilmon and Netta Holley of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Col. (Ret.) Richard Mathison; her children, Richard Mathison, Jr. (Rhonda), Holley Guarachi (Fernando) and Mark Mathison; and two grandchildren, Stefan and Alexa Guarachi. Eleanor has a brother, Dr. H.D. Holley (Jane) of Gadsden, Alabama, and a sister, Netta Holley of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She is also survived by her three nephews.
Eleanor grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. After graduation, she moved to Fort Walton, Fla. and was a teacher at Fort Walton Elementary.
Eleanor was an active member of St. Simon's Episcopal Church and served on the Altar Guild. She was a member of Panhellenic and enjoyed playing bridge.
She also loved getting together with some of her lifelong friends on the coast and cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Eleanor was loved by so many people and will truly be missed. She was a very caring, loving, giving person who always put others' needs before her own. She was indeed a southern matriarch. Time spent with her family was very special to her. They always got together for the holidays and enjoyed eating and playing games.
A memorial service was be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Simon's Episcopal Church with Reverend David Knight officiating. A visitation was held 30 minutes prior to service.
A private family interment of her ashes will be in the church's Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the St. Simon's Episcopal Church Altar Guild at 28 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548.
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Published in Tuscaloosa News on Oct. 13, 2016
|William Wallace Hollyhand||Born 25 Jul 1938 Died May 29, 2012
age 73, of Tuscaloosa, died at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were conducted at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South with Dr. Billy Joy officiating on June 1, 2012. Entombment followed at Magnolia Chapel Mausoleum with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lessie Hollyhand; his brothers, Albert Jr. and Carl; and his sister, Patty Newton.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bernice Porter Hollyhand; his daughter, Angela Crockett (Shane); his sons, Chris Hollyhand (Tawana) and Jason Hollyhand (Alicia); his sisters, Grace Benton and Dean Gipson; his brothers, Doug Hollyhand and Mickey Hollyhand; and seven grandchildren, Matthew Crockett, Ashley Crockett, Christopher Crockett, Patrick Hollyhand, Haley Hollyhand, Drae McKenzie, and Tad Long.
Wallace retired from The Tuscaloosa News after 28 years of service in retail advertising. He was presently employed by Doug Hollyhand Realty.
Pallbearers were be his nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were be employees of Hollyhand Realty and Hollyhand Companies, Benton Sod Farm, past and present employees of The Tuscaloosa News, Dr. Steve Lovelady, Dr. Lopez, Dr. David Hinton, Dr. Anne Lewis, Dr. Berry, Dr. Ramdeen, Dr. Jurisch, Dr. Potts, nurses and staff of MICU and Davita Dialysis, and Kenneth Causey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association , the National Kidney Foundation , or Valley View Baptist Church Building Fund.
Full Obiturary published in Tuscaloosa News on May 31, 2012.
|May Hosey Prickett||
Born December 16, 1938 Died Jan. 3, 2019
She was born in Birmingham, AL and moved to Tuscaloosa in 1953. She died at Moundville Health and Rehab in Moundville, Alabama.
She is a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School and earned her B.S. degree in education from the University of Alabama and her Masters in education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She taught 28 years in the Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County School Systems.
She married Bill Prickett in 1957. As the wife of a United Methodist minister, she enjoyed living in various communities and towns throughout the North Alabama Conference. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They both enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Nancy Prickett Hollis and Bill Prickett. Nancy is married to Pete Hollis, and they have one child, Hannah. They reside in Tuscaloosa. Bill is married to Anne Rocco Prickett, and they have four children, Elizabeth Newbern, Megan, Anna Kate, and Sean. They reside in Franklin, Tennessee.
She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, William D. Prickett, Sr. of Tuscaloosa, Parents, Velma and Thomas Hosey of Tuscaloosa, brother, Robert H. Hosey of Decatur, Alabama, and grandson, Joseph William Prickett. Additional survivors include Yvonne and Stan Andrews, George and Glenda Thomas, Ann Prickett Taylor, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation was Sunday, January 6, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, at 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A graveside service followed at 3:30 p.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Geoff Plott, Sean Prickett, Adam Newbern, Glenn Klicker, Stan Andrews, and Pete Hollis. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nurses and Staff of Moundville Health and Rehab
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church at 800 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South was in charge of arrangements.
Full Obituary can be seen at https://www.magnoliafh.com/memorialpage.asp?page=odetail&id=98953&locid=123#condolences
|Gaynell Hosmer Donaldson||Born January 8, 1938 Died September 23rd, 2017
Treasured Mother, Gaynell Marie Donaldson, earned her Angel Wings on September 23rd, 2017. She was welcomed into Heaven by many loved ones including her husband, Don Donaldson; her parents: William Floyd & Beatrice Hosmer, as well as her sister, Gloria Gene Hosmer.
She was born Gaynell Marie Hosmer in January 1938. She married Don Donaldson in October 1957. Gaynell had a God-given-Gift of Service to others. She would reach out and help anyone, and was a loving mother, who touched many souls with her kindness, and generosity. Gaynell & Don were both active members of Christ The King Cathedral since 1975.
Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her family; Her children, Marko & Casey Donaldson, Barry & Rose Donaldson, Cheryl & Jim Wilmington, as well as 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, her brother Floyd E. Hosmer & his wife Kathryn.
In lieu of flowers, Gaynell’s wishes were that donations be made to Christ The King Cathedral and Catholic Charities. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX.
Visitation was Wednesday, September 27, 2017, A Rosary Service wasWednesday, September 27, 2017. Funeral Mass Thursday, September 28, 2017
|James Howard||Born ________________ Died ________________________________
|John Michael “Mike” Howard||
Surrounded by his wife of 55 years, his sons, grandchildren and brother, John Michael "Mike" Howard, age 79, departed this life on Sunday evening, May 27, 2018.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Patterson Howard; sons, John Michael Howard, II and David Patterson Howard and his spouse, Michael Tobias Nehmer; grandchildren, Connor Benjamin Howard, Kathryn Lee Howard and Kacy Mychal Howard; brother, David Gibson Howard and his wife, Jo Thorpe Howard.
Visitation was be Thursday, May 31, 2018, at First Wesleyan Church at 10 a.m., with a service to followed at 11 a.m.
Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Mike's life at the home of Drs. Mary Linda and Manly Sullivan, 12 The Highlands, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 following the service.
Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel, 5434 Old Birmingham Highway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (205) 553-3141
Published in Tuscaloosa News on May 29, 2018
|Dixie Ann Howell Mitchell||31 October 1937 Died 10 February 1994 Last residence Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Is this our Dixie Ann?
Anyone found obituary?
Dixie Ann Mitchell Howell
Birth Date: 31 Oct 1937
Birth Place: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States of America
Death Date: 10 Feb 1994
Death Place: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States of America
Cemetery: Tuscaloosa Memorial Park
Burial or Cremation Place: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States of America
Father: Edward Howell
Mother: Gladys Mabel Howell Dalton
Spouse: Alfred B. Mitchell
|Chester Ray Hughes|| Born ------ Died Aug. 21, 2011
at age 75. He died at home in Tuscaloosa.
Graveside services were Wednesday Aug. 24th at 10 a.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Memorial services were at a.m. Wednesday at Skyland Blvd. Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Clary and Rev. Jimmy Garner officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hughes; his parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his daughters, Sheila Jordan (Lewis) and Debbie Rainey (Terry); his sons, Troy Hughes (Rachel) and Jed Hughes (Tricia); his sister-in-law, Dean Jones; his brother, Johnny Hughes (Lucille); his grandchildren, Alecia, Deanna, Candice, Nicole, Chandler, Gracie, Sheena, Lewis Jr., Sydney, Meagan, and John; four great-grandchildren; and his significant other, Wannell Jones.
Honorary pallbearers are Hank Harris, Lewis Jordan, Jr., Garrett and Ben Swindle, Steve and Jeff Jones, David Nichols, Chandler Hughes, Chase Duffey, Ronald Pierce, Randall Gammon, Johnny Harris, James Johnson, Jimmy D. Bryant, Amedisys of Tuscaloosa, and Amedisys Hospice.
Special thanks to Teresa, Cleveland, and Adam.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to Amedisys Hospice.
Full obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on Aug. 23, 2011
|Carolyn Jackson Crawford Thrasher
Born 3 September 1938 Died Jan. 10, 2009
age 70, of Tuscaloosa, died at the Moundville Nursing and Rehab Facility. Services January 11th at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South. Rev. Hershel Owens officiating. Burial at Oakhill Cemetery in Moundville with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curry and Mae Belle Jackson. Survivors include her husband, Coy Thrasher; daughters, Cindy Hester (Joe) and Debbie Maddox (John); her son, Rick Crawford (Melanie); her sisters, Jean Gilliland (James) and Linda Lake (Bob); her brother, Johnny Jackson (Annie Earle); seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
She was a loving mother and Maw-Maw. She loved to laugh, talk, and play the piano, which she did beautifully. She played for many churches. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Pallbearers: Josh Corley, Jason Corley, Caleb Crawford, John Jackson, Michael Massey, and George Lake.
Honorary pallbearers are Macedonia Baptist Church, Moundville Health and Rehab staff, Larry Skelton, M.D. and staff, Caring Missions, WARC, Amedisys Hospice, Annie Stewart, friends of Moundville, and special friend Dean Smelser.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Full Obituary published in the Tuscaloosa News on 1/11/2009
|James (Jimmy) R. Jackson||Born May 21, 1938. Died March 7, 1979. He died in a mining accident at North River #1 Mines (Berry, Al.) on March 7,1979. Leaving his wife Rita Jackson and two children. (Information supplied by his sister Judy Gray|
|Doris Johnson McBrayer||26 April 1938 Died October 1985
|Jo Ann Johnson Weaver||26 April 1938 Died January 1, 2020
TUSCALOOSA – JoAnn Johnson Weaver, age 82, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, died January 1, 2020, at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home with Terry Halllman, Joe Bob Mizzall and Tim Eads officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jackson Weaver; son, Thomas Samuel (Tommy) Weaver; and her parents, Clarence (Wing) and Margaret Johnson. Survivors include her daughter, Joanna Cox (Chris) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; son, Marty Weaver (Donna) of Northport, Alabama; grandchildren, Courtney Sheets (Kevin) of Decatur, Alabama, Caleb Weaver (Brandi) of Northport, Alabama, Jordan Cox and Justin Cox, both of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and great-grandchildren, Josie, Ty and Joey Brooks Weaver and Weston and Blakely Reese Sheets.
She was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School (Black Bears). She married the love of her life, Thomas Weaver and they were married 59 years. They enjoyed their time as Eastern Star members and working with the University of Alabama Athletics Department. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking their favorite meals and always baked their favorite cakes on their birthdays. She will be greatly missed and big shoes to fill.
|Myrtie Lee Johnson Brasher||Born February 8th, 1938 Died March 31, 2004
class=""age 78, of Northport, died September 30, 2015, at Druid City Hospital.
Graveside servicesat 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Ed King officiating.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy "Sonny" D. Brasher; her parents, Rossie Lee Johnson, Sr. and Elizabeth Galloway Johnson; sisters, Verna Frances Windham and Linda Faye Delbridge; and brother, R.L. Johnson, Jr.
Survivors include a sister, Lorene Johnson Hutchins; brother in law, Frank Delbridge, Jr.; sister in law, Betty Ann Richardson (John); and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Myrtyl graduated from Tuscaloosa High School.
Pallbearers: Mark Hulsey, Nelson Parsons, John Hinton and Hunter Windham.
Full Obituary link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?n=myrtie-lee-brasher&pid=175987863&fhid=10329#sthash.VzXecki5.dpuf
|Roy C. Jones, Jr||31 Born October 1937 Died Oct. 12, 2014
Last residence Prattville, Alabama He passed away after a long illness. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his father, Roy C. Jones, Sr., his mother, Lillian Stuman Jones, his stepmother, Myrl Bailey Jones and his sister, Elayne Ludovissy.
Survivors include one brother, Allan Jones; four nephews; three nieces and his caretaker for many years, Donald Velsor. Roy was a counselor, teacher and a soldier, and retired from the railroad. He had many friends and was well-loved by all who knew him.
|Henriette Kendrick||Reported to have died young from cancer.
|Daniel (Danny) Artemus Killian|| Born July 23, 1937 Died August 30, 2014
of Tuscaloosa age 77 died at home. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home with Ornin Barrett officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider directing. Visitation was Tuesday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ethel Killian; stepmother, Viola Killian; brother, Donald Killian; and sisters, Jane Killian and Peggy Simpson (Roy).
Survivors include his wife, Betty Coaker Smith Killian; sons, Steve Smith (Pat) of Fosters and Ken Smith (Jenda) of Harvest, Ala.; sister, Patsy Meeks of High River, N.C.; brother, Johnny Dyer of Northport, Ala.; grandchildren, Vikki Norris, Amy Benny (Seth), Stacy Plugge (Rosh) and Michelle Carlisle (Collin); and great-grandchildren, Amber, Brandon, Avery, Andea, Hayden, Adair, Alli Grace, John Walker, and Miles.
Danny was born July 23, 1937 in Alberta City. He was a member of Circlewood Baptist Church.
After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Danny worked for and retired from BF Goodrich with 25 years of loyal service. Danny was an avid Alabama fan and loved fishing and spending time with his family.
Pallbearers will be Walter Boyd, Rosh Plugge, Seth Berry, Derrell Pike, Sean Heston, Collin Carlisle and James Smothers. Honorary pallbearers are Louie and Marily Mouse, Fred Cenze, John Bennett, Sandra Smothers, Charlotte Phillips, Melanie Verner, Russell and Jo Ann Skelton and employees of Gateway Beauty Shop.
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-artemus-killian&pid=172302719&fhid=10313#sthash.IWzpgSTa.dpuf
|William Hurdis Lake|| Born July 5, 1938 Died Nov. 16, 2010
at age 72. He was from Tuscaloosa. He died at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Services were 1 p.m. on the 19th at Magnolia Chapel South Funeral Home. Edwin King and Junior Stephens officiating. Entombment was at the Magnolia Mausoleum.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Sims Lake; father, William Howard Lake; a son, Christopher Lake; and brothers, Oran Lake, Robert Lake, Leroy Lake, and Aubrey “Cotton” Lake.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Allen Lake of Tuscaloosa; daughters, Sherry Weiner and Sandi Lake, both of Tuscaloosa; a son, William Marty Lake of Northport; a sister, Mary Neely of Tuscaloosa; and 10 grandchildren.
He graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and from Shelton State with a drafting degree. Hurdis worked at the Tuscaloosa News in photography and won multiple awards. He then worked for WCFT television channel 33 in photography and sales. He had his own country music program with his brother Leroy for approximately 8 years. In 2002, Hurdis began sharing his talent and love for music with senior citizens at Focus. Hurdis touched many lives in his 72 years, and will be greatly missed.
Pallbearers were Rob Weiner, James Allen, Bob Lake, Donnie Lake, Greg Lake, and Brandon Lake.
Honorary pallbearers are Hunter Lake, Casey Weiner, Shannon McNutt, Jerry Rice, Jackie Sanders, Kenny Tidmore, Tut Hodo, Richard Chandler, Les Sparks, and Kevin Barnett.
Full Obit published in Tuscaloosa News on November 18, 2010
|Eulie Dodson Latham||Born 21 March 1937 Died 6 April 2005
MOUNDVILLE | E. Dodson Latham, age 68
died in Tuscaloosa. Services were held at the Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Wyatt and Rev. Ken Spencer officiating. Burial at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel directing.
Dodson was a long time employee of Buffalo Rock and was an active member of Alberta Methodist Church. He proudly served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Pallbearers will be Paul Barton, Bob Hudson, Glen McDaniel, T.J. Harless, Robert Nelson, and Henry Wise.
Honorary pallbearer - the Service Department of Buffalo Rock.
|Sylvia Lee Power|| Born ------ Died 9 January 2021
She passed away Saturday, 9 January 2021 at home at age 82
Sylvia was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL. She resided in LaBelle, FL for 38 years before moving back to Augusta.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Lee of Tuscaloosa, AL and Kathleen Paumer of Basin, WY.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James Michael Power; a brother: Melbourne Lee of Cheyenne, WY; 2 children: Linda Swan and Steven Rheaume (Susan) both of Augusta; 3 grandchildren: April Brasher (Lucas) of Houston, TX, Steven May and Danielle Rheaume of Augusta, GA and 2 great grandchildren. Sylvia is also survived by her stepchildren: Michael Wayne Power (Mary), Mark Power (Terri), Shelly Swift (Brian) and Eric Power (Wendi Jo Priesner) all of Quincy, IL, 21 step-grandchildren, 36 step-great-grandchildren and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.
|Mary Ellen Lee Stapleton||Born 23 December 1938. Died April 29, 2004. Last residence Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
|Faye Lemley Kirkley||Born July 13, 1938. Died February 22, 2022
Faye Lemley Kirkley, age 83, of Duncanville, AL, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. (5434 Old Birmingham Highway Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404)
Bro. Bart Latner officiated. A visitation was held Saturday one hour prior to services.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katie Lemley; sisters, Billie Ruth Skelton and Frances Etheridge; brothers, Murray Lemley, Robert Lemley, Wayne Lemley, and Bubba Lemley.
Faye is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lewis Kirkley, of Duncanville, AL; daughter, Tracy K. Bigham, of Northport, AL; son, Eddie Kirkley (Sheila), of Duncanville, AL; brother, Willie Lemley, of Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchildren, Rebecca Heath, Alan Kirkley, and Lonnie Brown; and great grandson, Urijah Heath.
Pallbearers were Terry Bigham, Jeff Kirkley, Travis Pugh, Alan Kirkley, Lonnie Brown, and Tyler Bigham. Honorary pallbearers were Northwest Supply Employees, Dr. Larry Skelton, Andre Stringfellow. Gilgal Baptist Church members, Cecil and Alice Price and family, and William and Gwen Edwards.
Original full obituary is posted at the following link https://www.tuscaloosamemorial.com/obituary/faye-kirkley
|Willard Larry Lewis||Born September 17, 1937 Died October 18, 2020
He was 83 and lived in Lakeview, Al. He passed away UAB Hospital.
Services were at 10:00 Thursday, October 22 at Memory Chapel in Tuscaloosa, Al with Rev. Lee Dymond officiating and Memory Chapel directing.
He was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn Matthews (John) and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Griffin Lewis of Lakeview, Al; brother Clifford Jerome Lewis (Dianne) of Tuscaloosa, Al; daughters Daphne Harding-Smith, and Sonya Denise Lewis; son-in-law Alistair Harding-Smith and Grandchildren Lauren, William and Caed Harding-Smith.
Larry was born in Tuscaloosa to William and Opal Lewis.
Larry made a profession of faith as a child at Calvary Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa and was a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover, Al.
Larry loved and played sports, sang Gospel music and was director of music at several local churches.
His kindness and giving spirit will be remembered by all who knew him. Today Heaven is richer and Earth poorer because of the life of Larry Lewis.
|Jack A. Livingston||Born March 2nd 1937 Died December 6, 2006
Age 69, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Hospice of West Alabama. Jack was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His parents, Clyde Allen and Elizabeth Jane (Bond) Livingston and brother, Frank L. Livingston, preceded him in death.
Services were held Friday, December 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in the Memory Hill Gardens Chapel of Memories Mausoleum with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. R. L. Guffin will conduct the service.
Survivors include his loving wife, Eloise T. Livingston; two daughters, Jane Elizabeth (Jim) Davis of Northport, Ala. and Beth L. (David) Fagundes of LaGrange, Ga.
His grandchildren are Elizabeth L. (Joseph) Taylor and Matthew T. LeGrone (Brooke Pate) of Northport, Ala., Jackson D. Fagundes, Jonathan Thomas Fagundes and David K. Fagundes, Jr. of LaGrange, Ga. and Jennifer D. (Chris) Rhodes of Cottondale, Ala.; one great-grandchild, Stephanie Kimbrell of Northport, Ala.; one sister, Maurine L. (Robert) Levine, Naples, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Debbie L. (Steve) Tilley of Northport, Ala.; Robert J. (Aldona) Levine, Jr. of Ellicott City, Md., Larry A. Levine of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Kay Livingston and Janet Livingston of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Ray (Marilyn) Livingston of Fayette, Ala.; and all of the many relatives and close friends that have been there for Jack and Elois
Jack was a life-long resident of Tuscaloosa. Jack lettered at Tuscaloosa High School during his 9th and 10th grades and graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956. He was the first football player with the Tuscaloosa High School Black Bears to wear a face mask.
Jack worked for The Tuscaloosa News for 36 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa for many years. Jack was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many people. During his illness, he continued to enjoy visiting with his family and friends. His faith in God, kindness and giving are beyond words.
Pallbearers were Jerry Manning, Ronald Jones, Billy Livingston, Bruce Livingston, Claude Livingston, Dan Livingston, Gordon Livingston and Jimmy Livingston.
Honorary pallbearers were employees and former employees of The Tuscaloosa News, Charles Land, Jerry Carpenter, Robert and Florene Wooldridge, Buddy and Gloria LaFoy, Sally Manning, Sue Ann Jones, Lee P. Greene, Howard Hawkins, Jerry Belk, Raymond Beckham, Wayne and Sue Charles, The R. L. Guffin Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, The Chapel Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Rev. Ron Wilson, Rev. Pat Taylor, Chaplains of Hospice of West Alabama and to the many nurses, staff and volunteers of Hospice of West Alabama for their loving care, kindness and support to Jack and to his family during his stay at Hospice of West Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.
Full Obituary published: Thursday, December 7, 2006
|Bobbie Frances Logan Brown||Born 14 Feb 1938 Died Mar 1978 - Last benefit paid in Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.|
|Betty Jean Luker Jones||
Born November 5 1937 Died June 1, 2017 |
of Buhl, Alabama, Age 79, died at Hospice of West Alabama.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North. Burial will follow in Big Creek Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman F. and Birdie Sue Luker; her husband, James R. "Jimmy" Jones; and grandson, Ty Sellers Jones. Survivors include her sons, James N. "Jim" Jones and Timothy "Scott" Jones; sister-in-law, Shirley Jones Rice; brother, Jerry R. Luker (Robin); brother-in-law, David Jones (Margaret); and grandchildren, William James "Will" Jones, John David Jones and Andrew Thomas Jones.
Betty graduated from Tuscaloosa High School (Black Bears) and later graduated from the University of Alabama. She was initially a teacher but her true calling was social work and especially the support and protection of children. She lived a full and happy life. She was an avid fisherwomen and loved catching bream and and crappie. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren play baseball, football and basketball. She taught Sunday School while her health allowed. She also loved her "red hat friends" and apparently playing "bunko", whatever that may be.
She was a staunch Christian and seemed to live by the teaching of Matthew 25:31-40 (Look it up). If anything positive can come from death, Betty would want to encourage her fellow cancer victims. Remember this was the fifth time she's had cancer over 30 years. She beat it four times. Her wish would be, if you or a loved one and dealing with cancer, it is not a death sentence. She would want all afflicted with this disease to continue to fight and pray. Keep in mind by her example, it can be beat.
Thanks for all the love and support shown to her and her family.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Hospice of West Alabama, Faye and Lewis Manderson Cancer Center, First Weslyn Church, Coker Baptist Church, DCH Physical Therapy Department and many anonymous friends and neighbors.
|Marilyn Mancill Dollar||Born February 12, 1938 Died July 31, 2020
Marilyn Mancill Dollar passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2020 at the age of 82. She was born in Tuscaloosa, AL to the late Julian Mancill and Dora Mae Mancill.
She met the love of her life, Jack Dollar, on a blind date in high school and married in 1956. They lived in Oklahoma while he served in the Air Force and later while following the space industry they lived in Houston, Titusville, FL and Huntsville, where they finally called home for the last 55 years.
Marilyn was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She grew up in the Baptist Church and knew that she was saved through Jesus Christ. She had a great talent for the piano, which she lulled her children to sleep many nights. She was also an avid golfer for over 45 years and held various positions in the Valley Hill Women's Golf Association.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dollar, her parents, her two sisters, Alice Nichols and Julie Allen. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Beckert (Rudy) and Cathy Worthy of Huntsville, and Craig Dollar (Elizabeth) of Birmingham; 5 grandchildren, Josh Dollar (Brittany), Matthew Worthy (Abigail), Sarah Maddox (Seth), Jacob Dollar (Jessica) and Patrick Beckert; 2 great-grandchildren, Ava Worthy and Evelyn Dollar; brothers-in-law Jimmy Dollar, Don Dollar and Bill Nichols; sisters-in-law, Betty Dollar and Sandy Dollar; and 8 nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Berryhill followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
|Bobby Gray Martin||Born February 2, 1938 Died September 23, 2019.
Age 81 of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died peacefully at home with his family at his side.
A Graveside Service will be held at noon Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Gary Lee officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel directing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence O'Dell and Madie Cherry Martin; sister, Cythia Martin Fleenor; and nephew, Joe Fleenor.
He is survived by his wife, Flora Dodson Martin; daughters, Cherry Martin Duckworth (David), Teresa Martin Beall (Jimmy), and Rebecca Martin Ruggieri (Mike); grandchildren, Breckan Duckworth (Spencer Evans), Cristina Ruggieri, Corey McMurry, Allison Rosser, Madison Beall Morgan (Hunter), Martin Beall and Harrison Beall; great-grandchildren, Evelyn McMurry and Jade Sampley; sister, Peggy Martin Schmutz; the mother of his daughters, Judith Wesley Martin; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Bobby was born in Scooba, Mississippi. He grew up in Tuscaloosa and lived in Birmingham before retiring to Tuscaloosa. He attended Tuscaloosa High School and was a long-time employee of Greyhound Lines Inc.
Pallbearers were be Jimmy Beall, David Duckworth, Mike Ruggieri, Harrison Beall, Martin Beall, Mike Fleenor and Jimmy Warren. Honorary pallbearers are the beloved members of Tall Pines Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507 Springville, AL 35146 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Full Obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 25, 2019
|Bobby Gray Martin||Born February 2, 1938 Died September 23, 2019. |
|William "Bill(y)" Bankhead McGuire, Sr.|| Born ______________ Died May 15, 2011, at age 72. He was from Tuscaloosa and passed away at the Hospice of West Alabama.
Graveside services - 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Rev. Lou Ann Sellers and Rev. Frank Jones officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Jack McGuire.
Survivors include his children, William B. McGuire (Stacey), Kathy McGuire (Bryan Nelms), Jack McGuire (Lisa), and Matthew McGuire (Laurie); his grandchildren, Robert McCulley, Joe McCulley, Jessica McGuire, Jack McGuire, Justin McGuire, Stefan Swindoll, Maggie McGuire, William Mason McGuire, and Bryanna Wood; and his great-grandchildren, Anna Claire McCulley, Ellie McCulley, and Cameron Wood. He is also survived by his brother, Jack H. McGuire, Jr. (Debbie) and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. McGuire was a loving father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a homebuilder for over 40 years and was past president and a longtime member of the Tuscaloosa Home Builders Association.
Honorary pallbearers: Louise Manos and the staff and doctors of the DCH Cancer Treatment Center, Mr. Wilbur Manderson, friends and neighbors of Freemont Drive, Dr. Raymond Poore, Dr. George Miller, the staff of DCH 7th Floor South, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of West Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama.
Full obituary published 5-17-2011 in the Tuscaloosa News.
|Wayne Howell McDaniel||Born _______ Died August 22, 2017
He died at DCH Regional Medical Center. He was 79 years old. He was from of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Graveside services were 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017, at Memory Hill Gardens with Drew Dockery officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos McDaniel; mother, Avis McDaniel; brother, Kenneth McDaniel; sister, Jean Devon; brother, Carlos McDaniel, Jr.; son, Richard McDaniel; and brother-in-law, Jay A. Teer.
Survivors include his daughter, Michelle McDaniel; sister, Mary Teer; brother, J. W. Barham; nieces, Reagan Buehler (Chris), Barbara Watson (Kyle) and Martha Smith (Steve); and nephews, Russell Teer and Chris McDaniel.
Wayne loved helping people and giving to those in need. He was a practical joker and kept people guessing as to whether he was serious or joking. He was an avid Alabama fan and looked forward to watching Bama football every Saturday with his daughter. He had season tickets to Alabama softball games and loved going to Rhoads Stadium to see all the home games. He enjoyed tinkering with his classic 1971 Triumph Spitfire. He had a passion for photography. He often took photos at various sporting events. He coached church youth softball for years and was known as our ""Fearless Leader."" He also loved spending time with his old dog, Lizzie, who will miss him dearly. Pallbearers will be Russell Teer, Chris McDaniel, Chris Buehler, Zach Buehler, Bobby Buehler and Bill Rickett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to your favorite animal charity.
|Joyce Morrison Frickie||
Born 28 Jan 1938 Died 25 May 1986 (aged 48)
Funeral for Joyce M. Frickie, 48, was Tuesday at 11 A.M. at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Pat Brock officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Mrs. Frickie died Sunday at Humana Hospital in Huntsville.
She was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School (Alabama) in the Class oof 1956 and the University of Alabama.
She taught English at Austin High School for 18 years and was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota and Delta Kappa Gamma professional organizations. She was also a member of Central Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Frickie; one son, Brian Frickie of Arlington, Va.; one daughter, Renee Connell of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, Ernest Morrison of Tuscaloosa and Bill Morrison of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two sisters, Gladys Wolf of Fort Worth, Texas and Anne Hicks of Merritt Island, Fla.
Pallbearers included Buddy Landers, Richard Pace, Bob Rodgers, Don Meek, Bearl Whitsett, Reece byrd, Bob Shuttleworth and Ed Cathey.
Honorary pallbearers included the women of Group Four Sunday School class at Central Baptist Church and teachers at Austin High School.
Memorials may be made to the Joyce Frickie English Scholarship Fund, at Austin High School or to the American Cancer Society.
Burial was in Roselawn Gardens Of Memory, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA Burial in Garden 11/Lot 14EC-4 Memorial ID 45479346 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45479346/joyce-frickie#source
Full Obituary published in The Decatur Daily - May 26, 1986
|Patricia Morris Nix||Born December 15th 1937 Died May 7, 2005 Northport, Tuscaloosa County, AL|
Born July 7, 1937 Died September 9, 2021 48)
He passed away on September 9, 2021 at the age of 84.
Funeral arrangement under the care of Pine Rest Funeral Home, Folley, Alabama
|James Mosely||Born Died
|Betty Mullenix McDaniel Potts|
|Born Died September 20, 2021
Mrs. Betty Jo McDaniel age 83, a resident of Deatsville, AL passed away on September 20, 2021 at a local hospital.
A Celebration of Life service was held on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Millbrook First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry May officiating.
Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Millbrook First United Methodist Church and was a retired computer programmer.
She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Monroe Mullenix & Gertrude Elizabeth Reece Mullenix and husband Kenneth Edward McDaniel, Sr.
She is survived by her husband Charles F. Potts, son Kenneth Edward McDaniel, Jr. (Teresa), daughter Barbara Redner, step daughter Elizabeth A. Potts, grandchildren Martha Stoner, Nathan McGraw, Jonathan Redner, Thomas Redner, Mary Katherine Reynolds, Annamarie Paige Whitman, great- grandchildren Destiny, Trinity, Trent, Danilynn, Elizabeth, special niece Ann Sims (Jackie), special cousin Thomas H. Mullenix and host of other nieces & nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Millbrook First United Methodist Church, 3350 Edgewood Road, Millbrook, AL 36054 in her memory.
|L.C. (Luther Chester) Osborn III||Born Jamuary 9th, 1938 Died April 6, 2008
at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. According to the Tuscaloosa News, he had been a lived in Houston for 43 years.
L.C. was preceded in death by his parents, Luke and Mary Belle Osborn; and his brothers, Barry, Bobby, and David Osborn.
He is survived by his caregiver and longtime friend, Durwood Levy; sisters, Sandra Price, Judy Williams (Henry), Martha Applegate (Jim), Sara Taylor (Johnny); brothers, Jimmy Osborn (Patsy) and Larry Osborn (Candy), all of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
L.C. served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from AT&T and the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Memory Hill Gardens with Stephen Hooks officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.
Full Obituary published in the Tuscaloosa News on 4/9/2008.
|Elizabeth (Betty) Ozment Jobe||Born January 9, 1938 Died October 30, 2013
She passed away after a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Norman Russell Jobe, Jr.; daughters, Katherine Jobe Coleman and her husband, Tim of Winnetka, IL. and Dorothy Jobe Dikeman and her husband, Marvin of Atlanta, GA; granddaughters, Erin Coleman, Kristen Coleman, Lane Dikeman, and Emery Dikeman; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A Memorial Reception was held Sunday, November 3, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Fairhope Inn. A graveside service and burial will be at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm.
Betty grew up in Tuscaloosa, a member of a pioneer Tuscaloosa family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas McAlpine Ozment and Dorothy Church Ozment; and her brother, Thomas E. Ozment.
She attended the University of Alabama and for many years was a partner in Fincher and Ozment Jewelry Co. She was very active in civic, social, and church activities both in Tuscaloosa and Mobile. She served her church in many capacities and received the United Methodist Women's Special Life Membership Award at First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. She served on the prayer ministry and served as a Stephen Minister at Fairhope United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Junior League of Mobile, Inc. and later the Junior League of Tuscaloosa, Inc., Arts and Letters, Pickwick, Heritage Study Clubs, and the Mardi Gras Club.
She spent much of her time as a volunteer working on programs for the blind and helped establish the WUAL Radio Reading Service for the blind. She received many local and state awards for her service to the handicapped.
Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Adams, Rhys Jones, Thomas E. Ozment, JR., Cecil Ozment, G. Porter Brock, Sam Russ, Cayce Rumsey, Ben Harris, Max L. Bailey, Bill Jessup, Marvin Dikeman, and Tim Coleman. Those wishing to make a charitable donation in her memory might consider First United Methodist Church of Fairhope.
|Betty Palmer Yanchisin||Retired Teacher Born: 1938, Died August 24, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Wade H. Pennington||Born May 26th 1938 Died March 2nd, 2008.
Age 69, died , in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A memorial service was held Parrish Church of Christ in Parrish, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Victoria Pennington and Wilmer Pennington, and his brothers, Ward and Gray Pennington. Survivors include his wife, Nancy W. Pennington; his daughter, Vicki Moreland (Robert) of Charlotte, N.C.; his son, Kevin Wade Pennington (Megan) of Raleigh, N.C.; his grandchildren, Blair Pennington and Olivia Moreland; his sisters, Barbara Pennington of Gordo, Wanda Bean (Alan) of Tuscaloosa, and Jenny Beckham (Larry) of Tuscaloosa; his sister-in-law, Nancy R. Pennington of Tuscaloosa; and his special friend, Opal Bridges of Gordo.
Wade served eight years in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Alabama Power. He was an avid golfer, graduate of The University of Alabama, and a passionate fan of the Crimson Tide. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
|William Larry Powell||Born March 13, 1938 Died October 14, 2021
William Larry POWELL, 83, of Wetumpka, AL, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Powell; brother, John Powell.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Powell; one daughter, Paula Jane Powell; two sons, Mark Powell (Kathy) and John David Powell; five grandchildren, William "Buck" Powell, Shannon Gardner, Larry Gardner, Tory Nelson and Tiffany Holbrook; numerous great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.
Full obituary is posted at
|Clarene Ianthia (Barry) Pryor||August 19th, 1938 Died February 15th 1999 Moundville, Hale County, AL|
|Rosalyn Pullen Griffin|| Born ______________ Died April 2nd 2012
at the age of 73. She called Northport home. She died at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Rosalyn is survived by her husband of 51 years James, daughter, Jonie (Tom), granddaughter Mary, daughter Julie and granddaughters Allison and Rosaleigh. Rosalyn Griffin
Published in Tuscaloosa News on April 4, 2012 Services are being handled by Memory Chapel.
|Margaret Raiford Butler||
Born ----- Died September 3, 2013, at Noland Hospital / DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. She was 75.
Born in Winston Salem, N.C., she moved with her family to Tuscaloosa in 1949 where her father, P.B. Raiford, served as the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. She was a proud THS class of '56 Black Bear and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1960.
She was an employee for 35 years at the Tuscaloosa Public Library. She retired from the library in January of 2010. She was a member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, P.B. Raiford and her mother, Alice Laughlin Raiford.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Peter T. Butler; their sons, Rhett L. Butler (Karen Dozier) and Kelly S. Butler; their daughter, Kerry B. Hall (John Hall); and 4 grandchildren, Emmy Hall, John Michael Hall, Mattie Hall and Thomas Hall.
Graveside service was held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Dr. Charles M. Durham of First Presbyterian Church will officiate and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home will direct.
Pallbearers were be her nephews; Rex Gillis, Eddie Strickland, Thomas Taylor, Bill Littlejohn, Sammie Smitherman, Jackie Smitherman and her grandsons, John Michael Hall and Thomas Hall.
Full Obituary published in Tuscaloosa News on September 6, 2013
|Thomas (Tommy) McColl . Roberts Jr||Born January 28, 1938 Died December 9, 2020
Tommy passed away at the age of 82, with his daughters, Tammy and Terry by his side.
He was born in Monroeville, Alabama, to Sara Maude Hicks and Thomas McColl Roberts, Sr.
Tommy married Virginia “Jenny” Davis on February 16, 1963. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He received a Bachelor Degree, in Civil Engineer, from the University of Alabama, and was an avid Crimson Tide Fan.
Tommy began his career with the Corp of Engineers and after 37 years of government service, which included the last 27 years with the Federal Aviation Administration, he retired in 1999.
He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Roberts Uehlin and Terry Roberts Smith; his eight-grandchildren, Courtney “Uehlin” and Matt McCarthy, Riley Uehlin, Shelby “Smith” and Daniel Tuttle, Zach Smith, Hunter Uehlin, Tucker Smith, Addison Smith, and Peyton Uehlin; and great-grandchildren, Collins McCarthy and Daxton Tuttle.
Tommy was respected for his devotion to family and friends. He was a talented athlete who enjoyed playing golf and tennis, well into midlife. He loved his grandchildren and rarely missed any of their activities. He had a positive influence, on everyone he touched.
Tommy was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years; his parents; his sister-in-law, Emily Hayes Davis; his brother-in-law, Aubrey Eugene Davis; and his son-in-law, Craig Joseph Uehlin.
Due to COVID, there was a private service held on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donation be made to Toys for Tots, in light of the Christmas Season.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, a family company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
|Gerald Clifford Ryan|| Born July 11, 1936 Died July 3, 2016
at age 79, He resided in Gordo, Ala. He died at Northport MedicalCenter. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Flatwoods Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Smothers and Rev. Leonard Hill officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert E. Ryan; sister, SybilBlackburn; and an infant brother and sister.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Glenda Billings Ryan; daughters, PamMcDaniel and Tracey Sullivan (Mike); grandchildren, Ryan Sullivan (Eva),Lindsey Graham (Chris), Michael McDaniel, Serra Terry (Clint) and Jon CollinSullivan; great-grandchildren, Adaila Sullivan, Jase Sullivan, EveretteSullivan and Jackson Graham; brothers, Jim Ryan (Linda) and Glenn Ryan (Wanda);and a number of nieces and nephews. Gerald was born July 11, 1936 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama to the late RobertLuther Ryan and Mattie Caddell Ryan and was raised in the Shadydale community.
He was a member and deacon at Flatwoods Baptist Church and a retired employeeof Central Foundry. Gerald was also a former employee of Huyck Felt Company and Montgomery Wood works and a well-known resident of Pickens County.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Sullivan, Chris Graham, Jon Collin Sullivan, MichaelMcDaniel, Mike Sullivan and Gene Wilson.
Full Obituary published in Tuscaloosa News from July 5 to July 6, 2016
|Wilma Scott Greene||Born 18 Sep 1937 Died April 2, 2008
Wilma, age 70, of Northport, died April 2, 2008, in Moundville, Alabama.|
Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Walter Jackson officiating.
Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Homedirecting. Visitation was Monday, April 7, 2008, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Naomi and Thomas M. Scott and her brother, Harry M. Scott.
Survivors include her husband, James R. Greene of Northport; her daughter, Jennifer Greene Kelly and husband Keith Kelly of Greenwich, Conn.; her son, Jay Greene of Moundville; her sisters, Virginia S. McVay and Ellen S. Edwards; and her grandchildren, Caroline Kelly and Parker Kelly, both of Greenwich, Conn.
Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, she spent most of her childhood in Tuscaloosa, graduating from Tuscaloosa High School, Class of 1956. She graduated from The University of Alabama BS 1959, and a Master of Science 1960 from the College of Human and Environmental Sciences.
Wilma Scott Greene was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and college professor. She was surrounded daily by the love of her husband, children, sisters and her devoted sister-in-law Shirley Clements and husband Jack Clements, as well as her many adoring nieces and nephews. The 'light of her life' was her grandchildren Caroline and Parker Kelly, and although the two reside in Connecticut they were in constant touch either by frequent visits or daily conversations. Wilma's many friends and relatives regarded her as 'their rock' and they will always hold special memories of her in their hearts.
At The University of Alabama for 40 years, Professor Greene held the position of Coordinator of Fashion Retailing, a program in the College of Human and Environmental Services. In this capacity, she brought this program to national prominence and was recognized as a consummate professional by her colleagues and a mentor for her students and graduates. Professor Greene was renowned for the mentoring of her UA students and continued special relationships with them well beyond their graduation. She was greatly respected by all who came to know her either as a friend, student or business
professional. Many of Mrs. Greene's students have become leaders in the fashion industry and hold significant executive positions both nationally and internationally. During the span of her UA career, Mrs. Greene established the New York Fashion Study Tour. For more than 30 years she has taken fashion students to New York City introducing them to fashion houses and attending presentations from representatives in the fashion arena. In addition, she developed numerous meaningful internships for 'her students' both domestically in New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas and Birmingham and abroad. Professor Greene, together with the late Morris Mayer, established Retailing Day at The University of Alabama, giving students a unique opportunity to meet and speak with successful executives from a number of professions.
During her tenure at The UA, Professor Greene was accredited with numerous awards including the UA National Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, the Penny Allen Award for her commitment to her students, and was the first recipient of both the Morris Lehman Mayer Award for integrity and leadership, and also the HES Joseph Rowland Teaching Excellence Award. She was also featured on several occasions in the Sunday Parade magazine for her dedication and devotion to higher education. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Mortar Board, the American Collegiate Retailers Association, the National Retail Merchants Association and a Rotarian. For many years, she served as the faculty advisor for Fashion Inc., the student organization for fashion retailing and apparel designing. She also held the post as president of The University Club.
Wilma was a strong Christian woman who served her fellowman in the name of her Lord through Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. She served in many diverse areas together with her beloved church family, visiting the homebound, nursing the weak and giving words of encouragement to family members and friends in their time of need. In retirement, Wilma enjoyed the game of golf, long summer visits with her grandchildren, family gatherings and maintaining her long-standing relationships with her former students.
All of us who were graced to know Wilma Greene will remember how lovingly and unselfishly she lived and embraced each one of us with her spirit. We were truly blessed with her presence here on Earth and we are at peace knowing she is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Pallbearers were Bobby Walker, Tim Clements, Richard McLaughlin, Kenny Burns, Clay Kilgore, and Richard Burge.
Honorary pallbearers are Glenda Guyton, Mary Jolly, Ben Bamonte, Dr. Sue Parker, Merline Spivey, Guyton Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church, Janice James, Betty Richardson, Sheryl McLaughlin, Anita Guerard, Carole Henry, Dr. Milla Boschung, and Janet Gurwitch.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to the Wilma Greene Scholarship Fund at The University of Alabama College of Human and Environmental Science, P.O. Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
Full obit published in Tuscaloosa News on Apr. 6, 2008
|Patsy Ann Sexton McCool||Born April 25, 1937 Died November 08, 2017
age 80, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Fayette Long Term Care Center, where she resided for almost 9 years.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dan McCool; daughter, Jacquelyn McCool Montgomery (Martin); brother, Billy Sexton, sister-in-law, Barbara Sexton; and grandchildren, Rebecca and Jessica Dover, Ashley, Lukus, Kourtlyn, Justin and Maleah Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Floy Sexton; and brother, Marvin H. Sexton, Jr.
Services were Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Zion Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Chris McCool and Rev. Tim McCool officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be immediately following the burial.
Patsy was saved as a child at Holt Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. She worked at Bryce Hospital in medical records for 30 years where she made life long friendships. She attended Hannah United Methodist Church while living in Gordo for 30+ years and attended Mt. Olive Baptist and Grant's Creek Baptist ten years prior to entering long term care.
Patsy was all about taking care of her family and home. She was passionate about keeping everything clean and tidy. She loved butterbeans, cutting grass, the color orange and talking on the phone.
Pallbearers will be Mack Fair (friend), Sammy Strothers (nephew), David Sexton (nephew), Marty Montgomery (son-in-law), Lukus Montgomery (grandson) and Justin Montgomery (grandson).
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Owens, Mary Wilson, Monica Dumpson and other staff at Fayette Long Term Care Center and Southern Care Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Primitive Baptist Church.
|George Edward Sheffield||Born April 25, 1937 Died November 08, 2017
See also Tribute By Zoe Fatur
George was born at home and grew up in the small rural town of Marion, Alabama. He said they were poor but he didn’t know it, because everyone lived just about the same around there. He had a warm and caring Mother and Father and two sisters. They had love, a home and food on the table. What else could you ask for?
But he did say that “he would stretch his arms out and his Mother would tie a board to his arms so he wouldn’t fall thru the cracks in the floor and they didn’t need air conditioning because of the spaces in the wall boards”.
One year his Father decided to buy a bunch of goats so they would have milk and meat. Well, after his Father named them all; you figure it out.
George was about four years old and one morning at breakfast his Mother said “Now George you eat your biscuit and he replied I’m saving it for Uncle Sam”! And his love for the Military and his Country would last a lifetime. His passion for airplanes came a short time later and he knew he wanted to fly! He would take his cars and trucks and use them as airplanes and fly them in the air.
He graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956 and proudly joined the Air Force in 1957. He retired after twenty years and then began flying for Continental Airlines until he retired again. But, he was still “flying”!
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in History and the University of Texas with a Masters of Science in Political Science.
He started flying remote control airplanes around 1954 and continued until very recently when his eyesight made it impossible. A member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), The Boerne Area Model Society (Bams), and he was a lifetime member of the TriCity Club. He was a member of the Crop Busters, River City RC Club and many others over several years.
If you knew him, you knew he was a “character” but he lived life to its fullest. He loved God, his Country, his family, his friends, and life!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Janie Sheffield, his sister Katherine McGee, his brother- in-law DL Stephens and his son Christopher Sheffield. He is survived by his sister Frances Stephens, his brother-in-law Levert McGee and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. He is also survived by his daughter Tiffany and son-in-law Roy Fatur and his granddaughter Zoe. Also his daughter Michelle Westenfield and his grandsons Christopher and Brett Westenfield. He is also survived by his “loving companion” of more than 32 years, Linda. You will be missed!
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND FULL MILITARY HONOR MEMORIAL WILL BE AT A LATER DATE AT FORT SAM HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. Please keep in touch for details.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Air Force Aid Society at www.afas.org/ways-to-give. Scroll down to the Tribute Giving tab. They have been helping since 1942. They help active and retired Military from emergencies to education and so much more. You can give to the general fund or pick where you want the money to be used. For every $1 donated they give $3 to what is needed.
|Rotha Shields||Born ________ Died _________
|Jimmy Randol "Pop" Simpson||Born Died September 10, 2015 |
at age 77. He lived in Tuscaloosa.
Graveside service will be 1 1 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Memory Hill Gardens with Dr. Herb Thomas officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memory Provider, directing.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Simpson; daughter, Renna S. Chism (Scott); son, Randy Simpson (Tonia); sister, Maxine Stephens; brothers, John C. Simpson (Betty) and Jerry Simpson (Sandra); grandchildren, Tamlyn Skelton (Allen), Randa Simpson, Raygan Chism and Belle Chism.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Brian Wilhite, and staff, Dr. Narayan Krishnamurthy and staff, Dr. John DuBay, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of West Alabama.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of the family, friends and neighbors for the care they provided during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama.
|Jerry Smelley||Born 27 Sep 1937 Died October 20, 1996|
|R. E. (Roy Edgar) Smith||Born ________ Died February 29th, 1996 Costa Rica
He was reported to have had a heart attack, on assignment with an agricultural company in Costa Rica. (He had a doctorate. in biology.)
|Charles Edwin Snipes, Sr.||
age 79, passed away peacefully at Moundville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Moundville, Alabama, on Saturday, January 20,2018.
Charles was predeceased by his wife of fifty-nine years, Patsy Craton Snipes.
He is survived by his beloved children, Allison Stewart of Huntsville, Ala., Carol Cook of Tuscaloosa and Charles Snipes, Jr. of New York City. Charles adored his four grandchildren, Megan Agee, Cole Marshall, Matt Stewart and Bailey Marshall. Heis also survived by two beloved sisters, Joann Hilburn of Hamilton, Ala. and Carolyn Geist of Tuscaloosa.
Charles was a 59-year member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. He had a great passion for music and served as Minister of Music for several local churches.
Charles was a life-long entrepreneur who led his family business (Snipes Business Machines) for over twenty-five years and held numerous leadership positions in Tuscaloosa civic and community relations.
Charles was a wonderful, generous, loving family man who gracefully shaped the lives of his children and grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the home of Charles' daughter, Carol Snipes Cook, in Tuscaloosa, from 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. Graveside services were private.
Full Obituary ublished in Tuscaloosa News on Jan. 24, 2018
|Johnny Wayne Speed||Born 16 March 1938 Died 6 March 1998
Died in South Carolina. Johnny's obit was reported to be in the State Record Newspaper which is published in Columbia, South Carolina.
|Thomas L. Spencer||Born _____ Died 10 Sept 2021
He was from Moundville, Alabama at age 83.
He passed away on September 10, 2021 in Tuscaloosa from complications Of Covid 19.
A Visitation is planned for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 beginning at 11:00am, immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00pm at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa (721 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL).
Services will be officiated by Gil McKee and Vial Fontenot.
Mr. Spencer will be laid to rest at Memory Hill Gardens, Garden of Gethsemane with Dr. Hayes Boyd officiating.
Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his parents Thomas L Spencer, Jr. and Annie Maureen Cunningham Spencer. He is survived by his wife Jane Hunt Spencer of Moundville; daughters: Lisa (Ron) Algiere of Hudson, FL, Mona Spencer of Moundville, Carol (David) Fuller of Northport; sister Juanita Payne of Northport; grandchildren: Trent (Anne) Caruthers of Tuscaloosa, Zachary (Heather) Fuller of Buhl, Sterling Algiere and Nickolas Algiere both of Hudson, FL, Katie (Colby) Oliver of Tuscaloosa, Madison (Jon) Weinreich of Northport, and Diana Fuller of Northport; great grandchildren: Sawyer Oliver and Weslyn Oliver both of Tuscaloosa and Bodhi Fuller of Buhl.
Active Pallbearers will be Trent Caruthers, Zachary Fuller, Sterling Algiere, Nikolas Algiere, Ronald Algiere and David Fuller.
The family wishes to recognize the Good Samaritan Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa as Honorary Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor's charity of choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com for the Spencer family.
|Joe Tanner||Born 30 Aug 1938 Died 6 October 1993|
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|Edward Lamar Thomas, Sr.||Born April 2, 1939 Died March 5th, 2021
On Friday March 5th, 2021, Edward Lamar Thomas Sr. passed away at the age of 81.
Lamar was born on April 2, 1939 in Birmingham, AL to James Hugh Thomas and Rosalie Kuhne Thomas.
After graduating from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956, he attended The University of Alabama and The Medical College of Alabama receiving his Medical degree in 1963. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1966, then completed his Orthopedic Residency at The University of Alabama Hospital from 1966 – 1970.
Lamar began private practice in 1970 at Montclair Orthopedic Surgeons and through the years was a member of many Orthopedic Surgery Societies including the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and many state and local associations. He held offices in many of these organizations and served as the President of Medical Staff at Baptist Medical Center Montclair for 1998 -1999. Lamar also served for 15 years on The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board. He was an elder of Briarwood Presbyterian Church where he was a member for over 50 years.
Lamar was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Rosalie Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Carole McAdams Thomas, children Edward Lamar Thomas Jr. (Lucretia), Emily Thomas Grigsby and grandchildren Drew Grigsby and Elizabeth Grigsby all of Birmingham.
Services were held at Briarwood Presbyterian Church Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. Visitation was be held Monday March 8th from 6-8 pm at Ridout's Valley Chapel in Homewood.
|Sarah Thomas Johnson||Born October 25, 1938 Died January 10, 2018
She died of a heart attack in Austin, Texas, where she and her husband had been living for the last four years.
For more than 30 years, she and Fred had taught at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.
In a family ceremony on May 5, Sarah's ashes were scattered in the Lagoon on the La Glenna Gloria Museum grounds in Austin, just as in her husband's ceremony the year before.
Sarah was a marvelous cook, a fervent reader, and a passionate world traveler.
Her family and friends are devastated at her loss and will miss her every day. We may feel, with Shakespeare in his Sonnet 30: "Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow/For (a)precious friend hid in death's dateless night."
Hope you don't mind the literary reference--I was an English teacher for 40 years! Thanks to both of you for all your help in keeping our classmates alive in our thoughts, if not in life.
INFORMATION supplied by Pat Beatty
|Anita Sue Tubb Coleman||Born July 6, 1938 Died August 8, 2018
at age, 80. She was from Tuscaloosa. She went to be with the Lord and Savior on the morning of August 8, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama.
Services were at 1 P.M. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with Dr. Ken Cheek officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Franklin Tubb; sisters, Mary McConatha and Carolyn Friday; brothers, Hal Tubb, Frank Tubb and Robert Tubb.
Survivors include her children Lynne Coleman, Allen Coleman (Phyllis), Dana Jackson (Don), and Kyle Coleman (Julie); grandchildren Cole Campbell, Kate Coleman, Chad Morgan, Taylor Lightsey and Don Tyler Jackson; three great grandchildren, Lexi Morgan, Ashlyn Morgan and Anna Lane Lightsey; two sisters, Jean Coryea and June Hamner; and her many nieces and nephews.
She was known as "Gran" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sue was a longtime member of Northridge Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher.
Sue went to the University of Alabama where she earned her nursing degree and later to UAB where she earned her master's. She was the nursing director for the Tuscaloosa County Health Department for 27 years until she retired. Once she retired she loved going on cruises with her friends as well as trips to the mountains. She looked forward each year to planning a trip for her children and grandchildren whether it be a trip to the beach, mountains, Disney World or a Cruise. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she spoiled her children with way too many gifts but, it made her happy and that was all that mattered. Sue was a strong lady that was loved by the many people that knew her as well as her family.
Pallbearers were listed as Jon Findlay, Ray Broughton, Jerry Shirley, Billy Nelson, Bill Boozer and Herman Overstreet.
The family extends a special thanks to her many friends and family, her church family, her DCH Volunteer Family and the West Alabama Hospice team.
There is no greater love than a mother and Sue was just that to her children. She will be missed more than you all will know. She was her children's greatest gift.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Northridge Baptist Church or Hospice of West Alabama.
|Jacqueline Tucker Dod||Born 30 May 1938 Died March 23, 2009
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and attended Tuscaloosa High School.
She played clarinet in the Tuscaloosa High band and the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band.
After raising her children, she went back to college and earned a degree in nursing at UAB. Jackie worked in the CVOR at UAB Hospital.
She retired in 1994, and traveled the world. Jackie skied in Colorado, and bungee jumped in Australia, cruised in Alaska, Cajun danced across the South, wandered through Turkey, shopped in London and her last trip took her across the Great Wall of China.
She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church and was active in First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eli Dod; her parents, Myrton and Inez Tucker; a sister, Jean Johnson.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Dod Hancock (Jim); a son, Robert M Dod (Teresa); two granddaughters, Jessica and Katherine; a sister, Judy Cameron (John); a brother, Ben Tucker (Judie); and her longtime companion, George Callen.
Interment was in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South.
|Jimmy A. Tullos|| Born April 8th, 1938 Died October 16th, 2002 (age 64)
at DCH (Druid City Hospital) Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. from Mt. Zion Cemetery. Bro. Carl Dockery officiated. Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing. (Of Cottondale, Tuscaloosa County, AL)
|Harmon Van Buskirk||Born 26 Nov 1937 Died 08 Jul 1999
Reported to have died from a massive stroke he suffered in June.
|Pat Van Scoy Beatty||Born January 8, 1939 Died March 2, 2019
TUSCALOOSA - Patricia Van Scoy Beatty died at home on March 2, 2019. She was 80.
A memorial service for Pat will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa with the Rev. Dr. Catherine Collier officiating. A reception in Randall Hall at Christ Episcopal will follow the memorial service.January 8, 1939
Pat was born January 8, 1939 in Huntsville, Alabama to the late Herbert Allen Van Scoy and June Wally Van Scoy.
She grew up in Tuscaloosa, graduating from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956. Pat was named Miss Tuscaloosa in 1957. January 8, 1939
She received her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. In 1958, she was Tulane's homecoming queen, was elected Miss Pauline Tulane for the Jambalaya, Tulane's student annual, and was featured in the Jambalaya's Hall of Fame. She also earned an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Alabama over the course of her long career as an English teacher.
Following various faculty appointments at Auburn, UAB and Middle Tennessee State, Pat spent 28 years at the University of West Alabama at Livingston (UWA), first teaching English, then chairing the Department of Languages and Literature, and finally spending a few years as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Her teaching specialization was 20th century British literature, both the novel and poetry.
Pat was a committed teacher and an excellent scholar. Several of her research works were published, including one in the prestigious South Atlantic Quarterly. She also presented a paper on John Fowles, the prominent English writer, at the John Fowles Symposium in Lyme Regis, England in 1996. She was a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Scholar/Artist Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching, research and public service.
Pat served in numerous leadership positions during her time at UWA, including President of the Alabama Council of College and University Faculty Presidents, President of the Faculty Senate, and Chair of the University Library Committee. In recognition of her service to UWA, she was appointed to the status of Professor Emeritus in 2010, and in 2015 was inducted into UWA's Society of the Golden Key, the highest honor that can be given to a UWA graduate or faculty member.
Following her retirement from teaching, Pat returned to Tuscaloosa and was active in the League of Women Voters and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Alabama. She greatly enjoyed her book clubs, her Mahjong group and her grandchildren.
Throughout her life she was a passionate animal lover, a fervent reader, an enthusiastic traveler, an excellent bridge partner and a constant supporter of her children and their families.
Pat is survived by her son, Travis Beatty and his wife Meredith of Birmingham; her son, Kevin Beatty and his wife Lindsey of Birmingham; her brother, Edwin Van Scoy and his wife Linda of Gilbert, Arizona; and grandsons, Walker, Beckett and Townes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church memorial fund or to the Humane Society of West Alabama.
Condolences may be offered at www.HeritageChapelTuscaloosa.com. Published in Tuscaloosa News on Mar. 5, 2019
|Audrey "Sister" Vick Eggers||Born_March 9th, 1938. Died April 16
2004 Gardendale, Jefferson County, AL
|Billy Henry West||Born_ Died June 20, 2014
at age 76. He was from Tuscaloosa and died at Hospice of West Alabama.
Services were at 11 a.m. Monday June 23, 2014 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with Pastors Scott Moore, Joel Garvette, and John Vaughn, of First Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel directing.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Henry and Lois; three sisters; and two brothers. Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Nell (Hester); his daughters, Rhonda Taylor (Mack), Missy West, and Sandi O'Bryant (Brad); his grandchildren Jamie, Josh (Stacy) and Jared Taylor, Jennifer Knowlden, and Drake and Grayson O'Bryant; and his great grandchildren, Paw Paw's little buddies, Bryant, Braxton, and Harrison Taylor, and Alivia Knowlden.
He was a full of life loving husband, daddy, and Paw Paw.
He served 50 years as a mason and was a good friend to all. Billy was an avid Alabama baseball, softball, and football fan.
Pallbearers will be his loving grandsons and son-in-laws. Honorary pallbearers are Tuscaloosa High School Class of 1956, McAbee Construction, First Wesleyan Church, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Horton, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mannings, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Culp, Mr. and Mrs. John Fincher, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hyche, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Lake, the "Alberta Bunch," and the nurses, staff, and physicians of DCH's TSICU.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama or First Wesleyan B.Y.F.
|Van L. Whitehead|| Age 65: Born Marion County, AL February 9, 1938. Died March 15, 2003 (age 65)
He was a former resident of Charlotte, NC and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama died following a brief illness.
He was a 1956 graduate of Tuscaloosa High School, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1960 with a degree in business.
He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964. Mr. Whitehead spent his career in the paper manufacturing business, working in sales for Gulf States Paper in Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN. He later worked and retired from Union Camp Corporation in Charlotte, NC.
Memorial Services were held at the Fairhope Church of Christ, with Jerry Davidson officiating. Arrangements by Wolfe Funeral Home, Fairhope, AL.
|Emily Williamson Selman||Born July 31st 1938 Died 11 May 2006
age 67, of Tuscaloosa, died May 11, 2006 at Druid City Hospital Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Selman was was a lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa.
Her father, James Floyd Williamson and her brother, Teddy Joe Williamson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Vicki (Rick) Hannah of Tuscaloosa; son, Jeff (Dee) Sullivan of Fosters; sisters, Jean Ousley of Tuscaloosa and Waulene (Jack) Shipman of Lanett; brothers, James T. Williamson (Fran) of Arvada, Colo., Jack Williamson of Pelham, John Williamson (Glinda) of Shreveport, La., and David Williamson (Shirley) of Northport; mother, Lucile Driver of Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Adam Johnston and Blake Hannah, both of Tuscaloosa.
Services were May 13th at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home. Her brothers, Rev. John Williamson and Rev. David Williamson officiated. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Full Obituary published in the Tuscaloosa News May 13, 2006
|Claudia Whitlock (Latner) (Sanders)||
Born 7 Jun 1938 Died 7 June 2011
|Louise (“Sissy”) Carleton Winslett Richardson||
Born December 27, 1937 Died September 13, 2021
She died peacefully at the age of 83 at her home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Following a private family interment, a service for The Burial of the Dead took place on September 24, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Christ Episcopal Church with the Reverend Paul Elliott officiating.
Sissy was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Luther Washington Richardson, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter Louise Talbot Richardson Manzella and her husband Stephen Michael Manzella of York, Pennsylvania; her son Luther Washington Richardson III and his wife Adrienne Taylor Richardson of Tuscaloosa; and her grandchildren Matthew Winslett Manzella, Frances Winslett Richardson, Luther Washington Richardson IV (“Luke”), and Sarah Louise Manzella (“Sadie”).
To her grandchildren, she was affectionately known as “Sassy”. She is also survived by her brother The Reverend Hoyt Winslett, Jr. and his wife Emily Cosby Winslett of Tuscaloosa; her sisters-in-law Beth Richardson Howell of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Nancy Richardson McKinnie and her husband James Merrick McKinnie, Jr. of Burnsville, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their gratitude to her caregivers DeShonda Davis, Debra Hopson, Lorie Price, and Debra Simmons.
Sissy was born in Tuscaloosa, the daughter of Louise Fargason Winslett and Hoyt Candler “Wu” Winslett. She was brought home to The Highlands neighborhood where she was amongst the first generation of children raised there. With the exception of a few years in the early days of her marriage, Sissy was a lifelong resident of the, neighborhood, and she adored her neighbors and watching the successive generations of children raised there.
In her early years, Sissy attended First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, but after an embarrassing spit-ball incident there in ninth grade, she left the church on her own, spent some time at First Presbyterian Church, and landed at Christ Episcopal Church where she remained a devoted member for the rest of her life. The family knows of no further such incidents.
Childhood summers were spent at Camp Green Cove in Tuxedo, North Carolina, where Sissy learned to play tennis, at which she excelled. She remained competitive in the sport until the later years of her life.
She graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1956, attended Sweet Briar College for two years, and returned to Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama to complete her undergraduate studies. She was a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, but later in life had to graciously overcome her disappointment at having a daughterin- law and granddaughter who are Kappa Deltas. They maintained a jovial, albeit serious, rivalry to the bitter end.
Following college, she did graduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, but after marrying Luther, elected to write thank you notes rather than complete her Master’s thesis.
Louise was born in New Orleans before the family moved to Winter Park, Florida where Luther served in the Air Force. In 1966, they returned to Tuscaloosa and The Highlands when Luther opened his dermatology practice and their son Luther III was born. Together they created a beautiful and loving home for their children and enjoyed entertaining extended family and friends.
In Tuscaloosa, Sissy was a member of the Junior Welfare Association (later the Junior League), and served as the 1973 Chairman of the J.W.A. Horse Show. She also served on the United Way board of directors, in charge of its professional division. At Christ Episcopal Church, she served as a vestry member and as president of the Episcopal Churchwomen of Christ Episcopal Church. On a diocesan level, she served as president of the Episcopal Church women for two years and as a member of the Diocesan Council. Additionally, she served on the boards of the YMCA, the Salvation Army, RISE, and the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. She was also a co-chairman of Heritage Week for the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society and a co-chairman of the Parents Council at The University of the South. She is a member of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Social organizations included the Tuesday Night Supper Club, Revelers, Merry Makers, Pickwick, Arts & Letters, Sewing, LOL Lunch Bunch, and The Carousel Club. As a member of the Mardi Gras Club and Gaieties she served as president. Though Sissy considered herself just “a good ol’ girl”, she was in fact a great lady and will be so greatly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Foundation or the RISE Center at the University of Alabama.
|Priscilla Winston Crowder||
Born ------ Died August 17, 2020
Priscilla Winston Crowder 82, of Jenners Pond in West Grove, PA passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020.
She was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Mary Lewis and Dan Winston and raised by her mother and stepfather, Meredith Wilson.
Priscilla graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and was a member of the LOL Sorority. Then, she attended the University of Alabama where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She married Bob Crowder in 1958 and was happily married for 62 years.
Priscilla was a volunteer in many organizations. She was active in the Newark League of Women Voters, First Presbyterian Church, The Hope Dining Room and volunteered at countless swim meets for her children. She served on the Newark Board of Education from 1972 to 1978. Priscilla was the Vice-President of the Board from 1974-1975 and the President from 1975-1977. She was instrumental in representing the Newark School Board during the New Castle County desegregation case. Once Priscilla moved to Jenners Pond she continued to volunteer for many positions at Jenners Pond as well as at Willow Tree Hospice.
Priscilla is survived by her husband, Bob, and her three children; Scott (Renee), Mary Julia (Greg) and Ed (Lorree). Priscilla was very proud of her grandchildren Meredith and Madison Crowder; Lindsey Morgan (Eric) and Drew Albert (Catherine); and Bryn, Morgan and Jason Crowder as well as Daulton Weit. Priscilla was thrilled that she was able to meet her first greatgrandchild, Luke Morgan.
Services wiere held at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, DE at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Priscilla's name to the church.
See https://www.legacy.com for full obituary.
|C. William Woolbright||
Born Died Oct. 16, 2010
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Gladys Woolbright.
Survivors included his wife of 54 years, Nancy Woolbright of Duncanville; his daughter, Delana Holcomb (Randy) of Duncanville; his granddaughter, Bethany Holcomb of Duncanville; his brother, Ray Woolbright (Shelly) of Northport; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and Maggie, the beloved dog.
Pallbearers were David Tucker, Marlin Harris, Joe Boteler, Jim Simpson, Gary Burt, Mike Bullock, Steve Skelton, and Marvin Gregory.
Honorary pallbearers included Hospice of West Alabama, employees of Crimson Insulation, Chapel class of First Baptist Church, and Valley View Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of West Alabama.
Full Obituary published in the Tuscaloosa News on October 18, 2010
|John T. (Tommy) Wrenn|| Born 9 Jul 1937 Died August 11, 2011?
Age 74, of Signal Mountain graduated from the University of Alabama with a civil engineering degree. He retired from Combustion Engineering after 25 years of service.
He was a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church. He had also served as a volunteer at the Tennessee Aquarium.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rosa E. Wrenn; his daughter, Bonnie and her husband Henry Anderson; grandson Griffin, of Atlanta; brother, James Wrenn, and his wife, Mary Lynn, who reside in Arizona.
The family will have visitation from 1 -2 p.m. Saturday.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church.Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home.
|HAROLD GENE YOUNGER|| Born January 23, 1938 Died July 28, 2019
Harold Gene Younger, 81, born in Iuka, MS, January 23, 1938, died in Vancouver, WA on July 28, 2019.
He entered the Army in 1955 at the age of 17 and served for 3 years.
Upon returning home he attended the University of Alabama where he graduated with a bachelor degree in history. He went on from there to attend Golden Gate Seminary in California where he received MDiv degree in 1965.
Harold served in different ministries throughout his life. In the latter part of life he spent helping others improve their eyesight.
Harold had a unique sense of humor and personality. Those who knew him appreciated his good heart and desire to help and encourage others. He loved to sing and passed that passion on to his sons.
Harold is survived by his 3 sons, David Bryan Younger, Charles Randal Younger and Kenneth Terrell Younger; 14 grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren; along with one sibling, Charles Younger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary; 5 sisters; and 3 of his brothers.
Graveside service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Washougal Cemetery, 3329 Q St.
Published in The Columbian on Aug. 6, 2019
Note: He entered the Army and did not graduate with us, but was our classmate for most of our High School years.
(These are the ones that we have located the
information on. We know that there are many
others. We just don't have the source for the information.)
|Anna Elizabeth Brown
|Born October 31, 1908. Died August 4, 2004 at her home.
Services were held Saturday, August 7, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa with Dr. Gil McKee and Rev. Carl Wells officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
Miss Brown was born October 31, 1908, the daughter of Pelham D. Brown and Carrie Hamner Brown, both whom preceded her in death.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa for 85 years and the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Chapter of the U.D.C. She was active in many community organizations. She served twice as President of the Tuscaloosa Pilot Club and participating in the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century.
Miss Brown was educated in the Tuscaloosa Public Schools and except for one brief Educational Work Shop in Kentucky, she received all of her formal education at the University of Alabama, earning her bachelors degree in 1930 and her Masters degree in 1932. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority.
She is remembered by the many generations of Tuscaloosa students she called “her little lambs", whose lives were touched during her teaching career with the English Department at Tuscaloosa High School and Tuscaloosa Junior High, beginning in 1930 and continuing for 40 years, retiring in 1970. She required hundreds of students to spell “separate" and memorize from MacBeth lines “ double, double, toil and trouble", “out, out brief candle" and “tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow". In recent years, she softly recited “What Is So Rare As A Day In June" and “Tell Me Not In Mournful Numbers". She recalled seeing students leave for WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and their requests for her to send her study sheets “to give us something to keep our minds on". In 1999, she was honored on her 90th birthday by Tuscaloosa declaring “Miss Anna Brown Day" with a reception attended by over 1,400 former students and well wishers hosted by the THS class of 1952 dedicating the Anna E. Brown classroom in the historic Tuscaloosa High School on 21st Avenue. (Source: Tuscaloosa News)
|Annie Bell Daniel Eaton
|Born ______ Died Jan 2, 2000
|Mrs Olivia Fines
|Born ______ Died Dec 31, 2002
Age 97 in Pensacola, Fl. (Tuscaloosa Obit reported to have been published Jan 12, 2003.)
|Mrs. Louise Tabb Harden
|Born ______ Died July 17, 2011
Age 98 at home in Northport, AL.
Visitation was 11 a.m. Friday July 22,2011 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home followed by 1 p.m. graveside services at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Lauralee Stapp Estes officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oreon Hughes Tabb, Sr. and Mary Eugenia Millsaps; brother, Oreon Hughes Tabb, Jr.; and husband, David Ralph Harden, Sr.
Survivors include sons, David Ralph Harden, Jr. (Marian) and John Deigh Harden (Fay); grandsons, John David Harden (Laura) and Michael Murry Harden; step-granddaughter, Melanie Smith; and great-grandchildren, Bradley, Grace, and Ann Harden, and Cody Smith.
She graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1929 and the University of Alabama in 1933 with honorary societies Alpha Lambda Delta and Kappa Delta Pi and social sorority Zeta Tau Alpha.
For 34 years, she taught in the Tuscaloosa City School System, primarily at Tuscaloosa High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa and a 70-year member of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The family expressed their gratitude to Amedisys Hospice, namely Jamie, Stefanie, Kim, and Kathy; Dr. Douglas Reynolds and staff; George Pugh of Rite Aid Pharmacy; Ann Hagler; Amy, Amanda, and Wesley Griffin; the Rodgers Family; and members of the Four Winds Subdivision.
Pallbearers will be John Harden, Michael Harden, Hugh Tabb, Mike Tabb, Herschel McEwen, Jr., Jerry McEwen and Steve Moreno.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts be made payable to Amedisys Hospice Christen Foundation, 500 Towncenter Blvd, Suite B, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406, or the First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. (Obit published July 20, 2011 in the Tuscaloosa News.)
Died Apr 21, 2013.
He has been ill for quite some time.
His memorial service was at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. A reception followed in Chitwood Hall. There was a private burial service.
| Dr. Wilbur ""Bodie"" Hinton
Born January 28, 1921 Died June 6, 2016.
HATTIESBURG, MISS. - Dr. Wilbur ""Bodie"" Hinton passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss. Born on January 28, 1921, he was 95.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Jones Hinton.
He is survived by a large, loving family including daughter, Cindy Bivins (John); sons, Steve and Skip (Barbara); grandchildren, Jeff (Louisa), Henry and Ben Bivins, Elizabeth Hinton Harwell (Russell) and Hal Hinton; great-grandchildren, Libby, Fred and George Harwell, Trey and Noah Hinton, Isa and Lucas Bivins; and many nephews and nieces.
Bodie grew up in Tuscaloosa and received three degrees from the University of Alabama. He married his childhood sweetheart, Margie, while serving in the Army Air Corps. Following World War II, he and Margie lived in Tuscaloosa where he was Director of the Tuscaloosa High School band.
In 1956, he accepted the position of Director of Bands for Auburn University, leading the development of one of the nation's most respected marching bands before becoming head of the AU music department in 1969. Bodie and Margie retired from Auburn in 1984, receiving the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award jointly.
Bodie was inducted into the Alabama Music Educators Association Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class in 2008, and was a long-time member of the American Bandmasters Association.
On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 4 p.m. a celebration of Bodie's life was held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 Church St, Auburn, AL. Visitation was at 3 p.m. preceding the service, in the parish hall. There was a visitation beginning at noon Friday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, 5434 Old Birmingham Hwy., Tuscaloosa, AL.
The family is considering a memorial to support the Auburn Alumni Band Scholarship Fund. Details will be forthcoming through the Alumni Band website. Bodie wouldn't want a fuss.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, Miss. is in charge of arrangements.
|Edna Earle Mullins
|Born Died June 6, 20070|
died at age 87. She was living in Carrollton, Alabama. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Carrollton City Cemetery. Rev. Larry Potts officiated and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.
Her parents, her brother, Harold Hanson Mullins, her sister, Doris Mullins, her niece, Kay Mullins, and her nephew, Steve Mullins, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her brother, Grady E. "Gene" Mullins and his wife, Peggy of Carrollton, Ala.; nephew, Darren E. Mullins (Donna) of Georgetown, S.C.; and a host of cousins.
Ms. Mullins was born and reared in Carrollton, Alabama. She was the oldest daughter of Walter Grady Mullins and Nina Earle Hanson Mullins, both descendents of pioneer Pickens County families. Edna Earle was educated at Carrollton High School, Montevallo University, University of Alabama, University of Chicago and Yale University. She spent her entire life in the field of education as a teacher and administrator. She worked in and was an officer of local, state, and national educational organizations.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carrollton Public Library, P.O. Box 92, Carrollton, AL 35447 or a favorite charity of one's choice. Published in Tuscaloosa News on June 14, 2007
|Marcus Lafayette (M.L.) Roberts, Jr.
Business Education Teacher
|Born Died July 5, 2014 |
at the age of 87. He was a residemt of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services were held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Penny Ford and Rev. Gary Ward officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations directing.
Dr. Roberts was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and he and his dear wife, Edith, served the church in multiple ways through the years. He also served the Tuscaloosa District of the United Methodist Church as a District Lay Leader, and served on the District Board of Trustees, District Superintendency Committee, and Wesley Foundation Board of Directors. He also served the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church by his work on committees including the Committee of the Laity, Commission on Equitable Salaries, Committee on Missions, Conference Council on Ministries, Conference Pensions Crusade Committee, and the Conference Board of Superannuate Homes, among others. He loved his church and his church family.
He was a member of the Tuscaloosa Exchange Club (President 1974-1975), The University of Alabama Retirees Association, and the Volunteer Steering Committee of the West Alabama Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, the Alabama Retired Teachers Association, the Tuscaloosa Retired Teachers Association, and The University of Alabama College of Education Board of Advisors.
A native of Altoona, Alabama, Dr. Roberts attended Altoona High School, received a B.S. in Education and an A.B. in English with a Minor in French at Jacksonville State University, an M.A. with majors in Educational Administration and Secondary Education from The University of Alabama, and received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Mobile College in 1975.
Dr. Roberts came to Tuscaloosa in 1947 to teach at Tuscaloosa High School where he served as the chair of the Business Education Department and taught business subjects and typing until 1954.
In 1954, Dr. Roberts was appointed Registrar and Instructor in Education in the College of Education at The University of Alabama.
He served as Acting Head of the Area of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education from 1972 to 1973 and again in 1983, and served as Acting Dean of the College of Education from 1981 to 1982. On his retirement in 1987 he was appointed Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction.
The awards and honors bestowed on Dr. Roberts during his long career in Education were many.
He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Edith Lynn Harper Roberts, parents Marcus L. Roberts Sr. and Mary Almeade (Meade) Fant Roberts and siblings Roy Roberts, Lela Roberts Gowan, Sanders Roberts, and Edith Roberts Boyd.
He is survived by his son Marcus L. Roberts III, and his wife, Kimberly Roberts; his daughter, Melanie Lynn Roberts O'Rear and her husband, Dr. Michael R. O'Rear; six grandchildren, Melissa Roberts Sanders (Curt), Amy Roberts Thomas (Anthony), Amanda Roberts, Kristina Roberts, M. Ross O'Rear, Jr., and William Roberts.
Active pallbearers were Jeremy Harrison, Ross O'Rear, John Adam Page, William Roberts, Curt Sanders, George Strickland, Anthony Thomas, and Jake Woodham. Escorting pallbearers will be Hunter Agee, Bill Scarbrough, Bill Shaffer, Bill Strickland, and Rusty Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be the Concord Sunday School Class, the nurses and staff at Forest Manor Nursing Home, Dr. Ross Vaughn, CNP Jenna Cooper, and all the doctors and staff at Tuskaloosa Internal Medicine, Members of the Tuscaloosa Exchange Club, members of The University of Alabama Retirees Association, and members of The University of Alabama College of Education Board of Advisors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 729 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 or to the M.L. and Edith Roberts Endowed Memorial Scholarship in the College of Education. Memorial gifts may be made to the scholarship payable to: The University of Alabama RE: Roberts Memorial Scholarship in the College of Education, and sent to The University of Alabama, Office of Advancement Services, P.O. Box 870101, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
|Bonnie Gunnels Watson
|Born December 4, 1931 in Dora, Ala. Died August 25, 2006|
Bonnie Gunnels Watson , age 74, of Northport, died of pancreatic cancer.
She was preceded in death by husband, Lt. Col. William J. Watson, parents and sister.
Survivors include sons Steve and wife Cindy, Larry and wife Natasha, Robert and wife Linda, and Mike; grandchildren, Bryan, Maria, Amanda and Brittany; brother, Grady Gunnels; and sister, Gloris Hamner.
She grew up in Parrish, Ala. Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from the University of Alabama. Bonnie gave up her teaching career to raise her four sons whom she loved very much.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2006 at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North. A reception will follow at Indian Hills Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Lodge, 1104 Emerald Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205 or HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
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