April 13, 2006
HAROLD DEAN ADAMS
SYLACAUGA — Harold Dean Adams, 80, died Tuesday, April 11, at Coosa Valley Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nadine Adams of Sylacauga; son, Richard "Ric" Adams and wife Carol of Elk Grove, CA; daughter, Donna Rentfrow and husband Don of Sylacauga; five grandchildren, all residents of California; and three great grandchildren, all residents of California. He served in World War II as a 1st Class Boatswain Mate in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Board of Education of Campbell, CA, as a maintenance supervisor and enjoyed farming. A private family service will be at a later date. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHARLES ARTHUR BLACK
SYLACAUGA — Graveside service for Charles Arthur Black, 88, will be Friday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Father Don Forsythe officiating. Mr. Black died Wednesday, April 12, at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army for five years during World War II; retired from U.S. Steel Supply after 30 years of service; member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Black of Sylacauga; five children, Richard Black of Seneca, SC, Christine Thomas of Jefferson City, MO, Mary Goodsell of Gulf Breeze, FL, Renee Wathen of Tuscaloosa, and Valerie Sosbe of Fayette; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, April 14, from 12-1 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
WILLIAM ROBERT BROWN
PELL CITY — Funeral services for William Robert Brown, 83, will be Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Kilgroe Chapel in Pell City with the Rev. Ted St. John and the Rev. Bartis Hare officiating. Interment will be in Evening Star Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Tuesday, April 11, 2006. He was a member of Evening Star Baptist Church; Navy Veteran of WWII; retired from U.S. Steel. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Brown; son, Mark Brown; two daughters, Dr. Sherry Brown (Ken Steele) and Glenda (Jim) Shaner; two step-sons, Dean Givens and Larry Givens; one step-daughter, Brenda Hare; two brothers, Roy Brown and Henry Brown; two sisters, Mattie Enfinger and Melinda Melton; six grandchildren, Cary McKnight, Steve McKnight, Michelle Steiling, Allen Givens, Shane Givens, and Trent Givens; three great-grandchildren, Skylier, Maylen and Connor McKnight. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the services.
PADDY PARKS COLLINS
SYLACAUGA — Paddy Parks Collins, 72, died Wednesday, April 12, at Coosa Valley Medical Center. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will announce arrangements.
ADAM BLAKE MCCOY
SYLACAUGA — Graveside service for Infant Adam Blake McCoy will be Thursday, April 13, at 4 p.m. at Odena Baptist Cemetery. The infant passed away Wednesday, April 12, at UAB Hospital He is survived by his parents, Brandon and Amanda McCoy of Sylacauga; grandparents, Daniel and Faith Tyler, Serena Banks, and Curtis Banks; great grandmother, Brenda Grisdale; aunt, Jessica Johnson and husband Ryan; uncles, Steven Mikovits and Nathan Johnson. Curtis and Son Funeral Home will direct the service.
DAVID G. PARKER
TALLADEGA — the Rev. David G. Parker, 83, passed away Wednesday, April 12, at Rio Grande Regional Medical Center in McAllen, Texas. Talladega Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
TALLADEGA — Nathaniel Smoot, 82, died Tuesday, April 11, at his residence. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will announce arrangements.
ALBERT TRAYLOR JR.
CHILDERSBURG — Funeral services for Albert Traylor Jr., 72, will be Friday, April 14, at 11 a.m. from the Childersburg Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Stanley Threatt officiating. Interment will be in the Green Hill Cemetery. Mr. Traylor died Monday, April 10, at Russell Medical Center. He was a native of Talladega County.
Survivors include two sisters, Irodhia Cook and husband James of Childersburg and Jerlene Benson of Alexander City. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Childersburg Mortuary will direct the services.
MARY ELIZABETH DAFFRON WILLIAMS
PELL CITY — Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Daffron Williams, 81, will be Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at Hardin's Chapel Church with the Rev. Doug Ford officiating. Interment will be in Ragland Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died Tuesday, April 11, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband James A. Williams; son, Floyd Williams; parents, Oscar and Etta Daffron; brothers, Melvin, Herbert, W.T., Oscar, Bob and Ralph Daffron; and sisters, Catherine Smith and Margaret Twilley. She was a dedicated Christian and she taught Sunday school. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt to a host of nieces and nephews. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Kay Hughes; three sons, James Gregory Williams, Danny G. Williams, and Lloyd N. Williams; sister, Betty Dockery; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Family requests, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lakeside Hospice, P.O. Box 544, Pell City, AL 35125.
Pallbearers will be Michael Hughes, Chad Williams, Raymond Barber, Stephen Hazelwood, Tommy Hazelwood, and Mark Hazelwood. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the services.
April 18, 2006
WILLIAM LEE BONE SR.
COOSA COUNTY — Funeral service for William Lee Bone Sr., 82, will be Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Westview Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmie Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Newsite Baptist Cemetery. Mr. Bone died Saturday, April 15, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Zelma Arlene Bone; and his son, Marvin Floyd Bone. He worked hard and provided for his family. He is survived by three sons, Joseph Calvin Bone and wife Wanda Denise of Stewartville, Robert Leon Bone, and William Lee Bone Jr. of Rockford; brother, Jip Bone and wife Eva of Montgomery; 17 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren. Memorial messages may be sent to www.radney smith.com. The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to Westview Baptist Church, 415 N. Merkel, Sylacauga, AL 35150.
Pallbearers will be Robert Stanley Hurt, Ronnie Dale Bone, Brian Jones, Wesley Wright, Steven Clifton, Scott White, and B.J. Wells. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
MABLE AILEEN JONES CARLISLE
PELL CITY — Funeral service for Mable Aileen Jones Carlisle, 74, will be Tuesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Usrey Chapel in Pell City with the Rev. J.D. Wells officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Carlisle died Sunday, April 16, at UAB in Birmingham. She has gone to the beautiful garden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carlisle Jr.; mother and father, Clyde and Ruby Jones; brothers, Clyde Jones Jr., Bobby Jones, John Paul Jones; children, Mary Stewart McDaniel and Roger Stewart; and great-grandchild, Hunter Addison. She is survived by five daughters, Linda Smith of Pell City, Carolyn Brasher of Helena, Peggy A. Mayo of Pell City, Anna Marie Addison of Lincoln, and Vickie Lynn Gossett of Pell City; two sons, William (Tommy) Stewart of Montevallo and Danny Stewart (Denise) of Pell City; two sisters, Jeanette Goodwill of Pell City and Doris Suttle (Gene) of Talladega; one brother, Edward Jones (Debbie) of Pell City; one sister-in-law, Nell Jones of Alabaster.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Amos, Patrick Hall, Jacob Ware, Gene Suttle, Tony Mayo, Stephen Kay, Johnny Marsh, Tony Stephens, and Jimmy Addison. Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.
WEAVER — Funeral services for Albert Cross, 63, were Monday at 7 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Trei King officiating. Mr. Cross died Friday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Cross; sons, Michael Cross and his wife, Jennifer of Pell City and James Cross and his wife Catherine of Ft. Stewart, GA; brother, Francis Cross; sisters, Shirley Hutchinson and Amy Nichols; Grandchildren, Sean, Adam, Zachary, Amber, Jacob, David and Anne. Mr. Cross was a member of Prescott Baptist Church. He was previously employed by General Electric and also worked as a handyman and security guard for Gregerson's. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home will direct.
JOSEPH HUGH DAWSON
VANDIVER — Funeral services for Joseph Hugh Dawson, 85, will be Tuesday, April 18, at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Dawson died April 15, 2006. He was preceded in death by three sons, Victor Ray Dawson, Ricky Dale Dawson, and Larry Wayne Dawson. He is survived by his wife, Billie Mae Dawson; three sons, David Darrell Dawson, Edward Harold Dawson both of Vandiver, and Phillip Hugh Dawson of Lincoln; two daughters, Donna Lee Golden of Panama City, FL and Sherry Dawson Cobb of Oxford; two sons-in-law, Preston Golden and Jeff Cobb; 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the services.
JOHN VINCENT GALEANO
BYNUM — Services for John Vincent Galeano, age 86, will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels with the Rev. Bruce White officiating. Entombment will be in Forestlawn Gardens Mausoleum with military honors. The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Brown & Kughn Memory Chapel. Mr. Galeano died Saturday at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Galeano of Bynum, AL; one son and daughter-in-law, John Keith Galeano and Susan of Huntsville, AL; two grandchildren, Jane Galeano-Pomfret and Tony Galeano; three great grandchildren, Morgan Pomfret, Gabriel Galeano, and Gavin John Galeano; a sister, Margie White of Phoenix, AZ; his beloved pets, Alex, Ranger, and Peaches; and was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda and one brother, Joseph Galeano.
Pallbearers will be John Keith Galeano, Tony Galeano, William Studdard, Danny Peek, Dave Sok, and Don Roberts. Mr. Galeano was a native of New York and came to Anniston in 1940 with the 27th Division of the United States Army where he served as Sergeant. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the European and Pacific Theaters. Mr. Galeano received numerous awards including the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the APTO Medal, and the EAMETO Medal. Through his concern for others, Mr. Galeano donated fifteen gallons of blood during his lifetime for the American Red Cross. Mr. Galeano was the photographer for the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame at Talladega for the past fifteen years and was a member of various Antique Car Clubs. He was a lay reader and member of St. Michael and All Angels. "John will be missed by his family and a host of friends." Brown & Kughn Memory Chapel will direct.
ROY AUSTIN GARDNER
PELL CITY — Graveside services for Roy Austin Gardner, 67, will be Tuesday, April 18, at 10 a.m. at Valley Hill Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Gardner died April 16, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Gardner; and a son, Boyd Gardner. He is survived by his wife, Tomiko Gardner; daughter, Karen (Paul) Allen; mother, Katie Gardner; three brothers, Bennie Gardner, Roland Gardner, and Joe Gardner; sister, Vivian Walker; and four grandchildren, Blake and Jace Gardner, Michael and Lauren Allen. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the services.
FAYETTEVILLE — Funeral service for Don Kramer, 64, was Monday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Forbus officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Kramer died Friday, April 14. He was born in McAlisterville, Pa., on May 30, 1941. He served six years in the Army Reserve, stationed in South Carolina and received an honorable discharge in 1970. While in South Carolina, he met his wife-to-be, Polly Johnson, of Childersburg. He and Polly had one child, Pamela Jean. They moved to Childersburg in 1980 and to Fayetteville in 1992, where they have lived ever since. Don was retired from Sherman Concrete after 10 years of service. He then worked for J. Ann Haulers of Childersburg. Pamela married David McCurley of Sylacauga, and they have a 5-year-old child, K.J. Don loved his family very much and leaves behind a wife of 40 years, Polly Kramer of Sylacauga; a grandchild whom he cherished, K.J. McCurley of Sylacauga; a daughter, Pamela Jean McCurley and husband David of Sylacauga; a sister, Ruth Hepner of McAlisterville, Pa., and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Pete Kramer. He was a devoted member of Browns Chapel Church and was assistant coach for the Durham Bulls tee-ball team in Sylacauga, where his grandson played. Don will be extremely missed.
Pallbearers were Mike Guy, Dustin Brown, David Epperson, Schuyler How, Steve Sawyer, Chad Riddle, Johnny Guy and Shane Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Johnson, Joe Guy, Bob Wood and deacons of Browns Chapel, Steve Barnett and Jackie Epperson. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home directed the service.
RUSSELL (JACK) R. ROWE
LINCOLN — Funeral services for Russell (Jack) R. Rowe, 78, will be Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Usrey Chapel in Pell City with the Rev. Doug Ford and the Rev. Jackie Connell officiating. Burial will be in Blue Eye Cemetery. Mr. Rowe died Saturday, April 15, at the V.A. Hospital in Birmingham. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elvie Milam and Gersey Traywick; two brothers, Eugene and Earl Rowe. He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Toby" Layton Rowe; children, Max (Phyllis) Rowe, Cathy (Neal Jr.) Phillips, James Rowe, and Gail (Bill) Johnson; sisters, Eva Cosper, Bernice Daffron, Ruth Collins, Eula KaBase; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 18, from 6-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chris Rowe, Chad Phillips, Matt Rowe, Kevin Chappell, Russ Phillips, Chad Smith, and Jason Pollard. Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the services.
CHRIS C. "RED" SHADDIX
TALLADEGA — Graveside service for Chris C. "Red" Shaddix, 86, will be Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Pine Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Doug Hemphill and the Rev. Martin Murray officiating. Mr. Shaddix died Sunday, April 16, at Talladega Health Care Center. He was a native of Clay County and a resident of Talladega since 1958; a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran of WWII and Korea; a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; retired from Newbury Foundry and a former employee of McDonald's Maintenance; served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. "Peggy" Shaddix of Talladega; children, Marie Shaddix Petree of Woodstock, GA, Jim Shaddix of Hollis Center, Maine, Janice Shaddix Stephens of Talladega, and Bill Shaddix and wife Debbie of Destin, FL; step-son, Dr. Michael L. Waugh of Knoxville, TN; step-daughter, Peggie Lyn DeLaughter of Prescott, Ark.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Talladega Animal Shelter. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.
ROY L. SHERUM
SYLACAUGA — Roy L. Sherum, 86, died Monday, April 17, at Goodwater Healthcare Center. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
KAREN STEPHENS WYNN
AUBURN — Funeral services for Karen Stephens Wynn, 55, will be Tuesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with the Rev. Carroll Pruitt and the Rev. Raymond Miller officiating. Burial will be in Tallassahatchie Cemetery. Mrs. Wynn passed away Saturday, April 15, at Bethany House. She is survived by her husband, Paul Wynn Jr. of Auburn; two sons, Barry P. Wynn and wife Vanessa of Wilsonville and Brian P. Wynn and wife Brandy of Auburn; three daughters, Lillian Racheal Caver of Billingsley, Shelia Ann Ledjdal and husband Ron of Hot Springs, Ark., and Delma Lee Ferguson of Greenville; parents, Henry and Bessie Stephens of Wetumpka; brother, Mark Stephens and wife Joy of Prattville; three sisters, Sandy Prescott and husband Wayne of Carbon Hill, Princess Howell and husband Don of Montgomery, and Teresa Thompson of Montgomery; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the services.
April 20, 2006
BRUCE WAYNE BRAZIER
ALPINE — Funeral services for Bruce Wayne Brazier, 54, will be Thursday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Brannon officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Brazier died Tuesday, April 18, at Montclair BMC. He was a lifetime resident of the Sycamore area; employed by Hickey Land Surveying Inc. of Sylacauga where he was a computer operator; a self-taught drummer and played with local bands; loved to play golf; and was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cornelius M. "Jack" and Maudie (Price) Coleman, Thomas W. and Mattie (Wright) Brazier; and uncle, Roy C. "Juby" Brazier. He is survived by his mother, Maudine Brazier of Alpine and father, Roland D. Brazier of Alpine; two aunts, Frances (Coleman) Caudle and husband James T. of Atlanta, GA, and Joyce (Hodge) Brazier of Sycamore; and several cousins. The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Sycamore Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Bart Hickey, Jesse Burton, Danny Miley, Ronnie McGrady, Russell (Rusty) Pruitt, and John H. Pruitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Sean Hickey and Dr. Jimmie Harvey. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the services.
SYLACAUGA — Funeral services for Ellon Brown, 63, will be Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Seals officiating. Burial will be in Tallassahatchie Cemetery. Ms. Brown died Wednesday, April 12, 2006. She is survived by her mother, Flora Doss of Sylacauga; two aunts, Sara McAdams of Childersburg and Frankie Duhart of Sylacauga; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be nephews. Flowerbearers will be nieces. Visitation will be at on Thursday from 12-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Family hour will be at on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Community Funeral Home will direct the services.
BIRMINGHAM — Eugenia Holmes, formerly of Sylacauga, died Wednesday, April 19, in Birmingham. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will announce arrangements.
KELLYTON — Funeral service for Jewel Judkins, 90, will be Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at New Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Jennings officiating. Burial will be in New Elam Cemetery. Mrs. Judkins died April 14, at Coosa Valley Baptist Medical Center. She is survived by three daughters, Mary R. (Tommie) Gates of Kellyton, Dora Edison of Detroit, MI, and Jewel (Arthur) Russell of Alexander City; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Wright's Funeral Home will direct the service.
OTIS H. "SONNY" MOORE JR.
STERRETT — Otis H. "Sonny" Moore Jr. was born in Moody on June 19, 1924, died April 18, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Charlie Fay (White); daughter, Sunny Fay Moore of Pell City; son, Corey (Sheila) Moore; two grandsons, Judd and Will Moore of Birmingham; sisters, Mrs. Fred DeShazo (Joe Evelyn) and Mrs. Paul Amari; nephews, Gary and Greg Abercrombie, Donnie Fulmer and Taylor Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillie (Taylor) and Otis H. Moore Sr.; and sisters, Rachel Fulmer and Carolyn Moore. He served in the Army during World War II in India. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command. Upon returning to Alabama, he operated Sonny Moore Ford in Leeds for many years and then Pell City Ford Lincoln Mercury in Pell City. He served in the Alabama Legislature for 12 years and was one of the last "Yellow Dog Democrats" in Shelby County. He was the driving force in establishing the Sterrett-Vandiver Water System. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 195. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and served as the Chairman of the Ushers for many years. Funeral services will be at Beulah Baptist Church Thursday, April 20, at 2 p.m. He will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Bob Prater, Earl Hardy, Russell Gooden, and Dr. Ronald Sumners will officiate. Interment immediately following in Sterrett Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30-9 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds will direct the services.