ALEXANDRIA — Mr. Charles L. Haynie, 85, celebrated his birthday, August 22, 2008 in heaven. He was born in Clay County. Funeral service will be Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Whetstone and the Rev. Frank Haynie officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Mr. Haynie passed away at his residence Friday, August 22, 2008. Mr. Haynie is survived by his wife, Marguerite Rickerson Haynie, of Alexandria; daughter, Wanda Kay Hall and husband Mike, of Alexandria; son, Charles Wayne Haynie and wife Reba, of Birmingham; sisters, Nell Brewer, of Centre and Ruth Thomason, of Oxford; brother Horace Erwin, of Eason Hill, Ga. He was blessed with three grandchildren, Michael Waynie Hall, Daniel Hall and Tiffany Haynie; three great-grand-children and several nieces and nephews. He was also survived by six step-children, 19 step-grandchildren and 21 step-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Haynie.
Pallbearers will be Larry Morgan, Danny Price, Ray Curvin, Daniel Hall, Mike Hall and Charles Skinner. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Gokey, Trent Gokey, Ralph Hurst and Dan Hammonds. Mr. Haynie retired from Lee Brass with 46 years and a Security Guard with Weiser Security since 1990. He was a bi-vocational minister and pastored several churches in Calhoun, Cleburne and Clay Counties. He was an active member of Gladeview Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Chapel Hill Funeral Home will be servicing the Miller family (256) 820-5151
LINEVILLE — Funeral service for Mr. Charles Anthony Jones, 39, of Lineville will be 3 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Anniston Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Donovan Thomas and Bishop Johnny Sandlin officiating. Burial will be in the Lineville Community Cemetery in Lineville with Anniston Funeral services in charge. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Lineville. Mr. Jones died on Monday, August 18, in Carrollton, Ga.
Survivors include, his mother, Donna Jones, of Lineville; two sons, Charles Brown, of Roanoke and Alex Clayton, of Carrollton, Ga.; two daughters, Nickeiba Carreker, of Carrollton, Ga. and Lydia Jones, of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Andrew Jones Jr., of Lineville, James Marble, of Boilingbroke, Ill. and Edward Jones, of Lineville; four sisters, Mary Ann Jones, Tammy (Felix Cox) and Shakir (Sherod Boddie) all of Carrollton, Ga. and Veronica Hunter, of Alex City; grandmother, Rosie Jones, of Lineville; a special friend, Felicia Milton, of Lineville; one grandson. Mr. Jones was a Clay County native and a mechanic. The family will accept flowers. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home) 256-236-0319 "Where service begins and never ends" www.annistonfuneralservice.net
OXFORD — Funeral services for Charles E. Kelley, 58, will be announced by Miller Funeral Home & Crematory. Mr. Kelley died Friday at his residence.
OXFORD — Betty Ellen Peebles King, a longtime resident of Oxford, died in Birmingham, on August 22, 2008 following a brief illness. A native of Aliceville, Pickens County, Ala., Mrs. King was born on October 17, 1921 to William Battle and Gertrude Meroney Peebles. She was the class valedictorian of Aliceville High School's Class of 1939 and graduated from the University of Montevallo (formerly Alabama College) with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and education in 1943. She taught briefly at the high schools of Opp and Oxford, Ala. and worked as a Secretary/Bookkeeper at the U.S.O. office in Childersburg, Ala. For many years following, she was employed as a Bookkeeper-Office Manager at the Reynolds Insurance Agency (later Dorman-Reynolds Agency) in Anniston, Ala. She was a member of the McCoy Memorial United Methodist Church in Anniston, where she formerly served as a Sunday School teacher and held numerous leadership positions and was an Honorary Life Member of the Administrative Council. She was also an affiliate member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliceville, where she received the sacrament of baptism in 1931. An avid amateur genealogist, she compiled histories of all her related families and enjoyed assisting others in similar pursuits. In 2004, she contributed a sizeable portion of her research collection to the Alabama Room of the Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library. Mrs. King is survived by her daughter, Betty Ellen King Wilkerson; grandson, David Wayne Hodnett; granddaughter, Aimee Hodnett Birchfield and her husband, Charles Eugene Birchfield; great-granddaughters, Meagan Brianne and Amber Claire Birchfield, all of Oxford, Ala.; brother, William Battle Peebles, Jr. and his wife, Sara Wood Peebles, of Aliceville, Ala.; cousins, Frank Darrow Peebles, Jr., of Decatur, Ala. and Mary Louise Wofford Morris, of Cartersville, Ga.; and several nieces and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Harris Newton King, a lifelong resident of Calhoun County, Ala. The family gratefully acknowledges the loving support provided by caregivers Thelma Hoffler, Sandy McCall, Clara Batchelor and Eula Doss. A graveside service will be at Franconia-Oak Grove Cemetery in Aliceville, Ala. on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform Directing. The family will receive friends at Classic on Noble, 1024 Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama, on Monday, August 25, 2008, from 5-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Alabama Room of the Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library, 108 East Tenth Street, Anniston, Alabama 36201; the Class of 1943 Scholarship Fund, University of Montevallo Foundation, Station 6215, Montevallo, Alabama 35115; or to a favorite charitable organization.
ALEXANDER CITY — Funeral service for Mrs. Nettie Gay McLendon, age, 89, of Alexander City, will be Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home with the Rev. Vince Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends today from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home. Mrs. McLendon passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Russell Medical Center. She was born on June 30, 1919 in Clay County to John Oats Luker and Vonnie Williams Luker. She was a member of Hillabee Baptist Church. She went to work at Russell Corporation in 1946 and retired in 1984 as a line waitress and then she was a homemaker. She loved to work outside in her yard and tend to her flowers. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and canning. She is survived by her daughters, Janice Vickers and her husband, William and Faye M. Jones and husband, Donnie, all of New Site; grandchildren, Tammy Bruce and husband, Todd, Brent Vickers and wife, Carla and Bryan Vickers and wife, Brandy, all of New Site; great- grandchildren, Erin Vickers, Ivy Vickers, Gavyn Vickers and Cody Bruce, all of New Site; brother, Paschal Luker and wife Joyce of Lineville; and sisters, Jo Craven and husband, Thirl and Frances Woodruff and husband, Melvin, all of Lineville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, Leon McLendon; sister, Lillie Brown; and brother, Cordial Luker. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be given to Hillabee Baptist Church, 1781 Hialeah Circle, Alexander City, Ala. 35010. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com. Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
TALLADEGA — Funeral service for Mrs. Fannie Taylor, 85 will be announced by Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary. Mrs Taylor died Friday, at Talladega Healthcare Center.
RABITTOWN — Miss Marilyn Elizabeth Wheeler, 77, died early Friday, August 22, 2008, at Piedmont Health Care Center. Miss Wheeler was born on December 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Homer Deloach and Eunice Morgan Wheeler. Prior to her retirement, Miss Wheeler was a school teacher at the Ranburne High School. She was a member of the Chosea Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mrs. Sara Wheeler, of Piedmont; nieces, Nancy Griffin, Debbie Dutkanych and Betty Stephens; nephews, Andy Dutkanych and David Wheeler; one sister, Josephine Dutkanych.
Funeral services for Miss Wheeler will be conducted at 2 p.m. today from the graveside of the family lot of the Chosea Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clark Smart and the Rev. Charles Hanson officiating. There will be no public visitation for Miss Wheeler. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and they include; Jerry & Boyd Brown, Bobby Smith, Dan Truitt, John Wheeler and Leon Gault. Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.folsomfhandcemetery.com Folsom Funeral Home of Piedmont "Exceeding Your Expectations"
OXFORD — Funeral services for Charles E. Kelley, 58 of Oxford, will be 2 p.m. today at Concord Baptist Church in Cleburne County with the Rev. Randall Moore and the Rev. Lewis Roszell officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before service time at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Kelley died Friday at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Roszell Kelley; two daughters, Angie McHugh and her husband Rob, and Wendy Sprayberry and her husband Victor; six grandchildren; Colby Kelley, Kalee Easterwood, Braxton Sprayberry, Addye Sprayberry, Ridge McHugh and Cove McHugh; two brothers, Frank Anderson and Terry Kelley.
Pallbearers will be Jody Roszell, Brian Roszell, Scott Roszell, Richie Anderson, Robby Benefield and Frank Hagan. Mr. Kelley was a resident of Oxford and a member of Concord Baptist Church and worked at the Anniston Army Depot. He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Lexi, Riley Reid and Bailey Rae McHugh; parents, Charlie J. and Edna Kelley; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Louise Roszell; and a brother, William Anderson. Personal condolences may be written to the family at: www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.
BIRMINGHAM — Services for Ms. Gwendolyn Y. Smith, 45, formerly of Anniston, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Faith Baptist Church in Anniston with the Reverend Mark Estell officiating and interment following in the Anniston Memorial Gardens. The body will be at the church 1 hour prior to the service with Ervin Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Ms. Smith passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. She briefly attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Ala. and Fayetteville State in Fayetteville, N.C. And worked briefly as an Accountant.
Survivors include her three children, Antonio P. Smith, Aleisha M. Smith and George Lee Cooley III, of Saks, Ala; Her parents, Command Sergeant Major (retired) James Lee Smith Sr. and Verlily Ann Smith, of Saks; her three siblings, James Lee ( Tamara) Smith Jr., of Newport News Va., Cynthia (Gaston) of Oxford, Ala. and Tiffany (Ennis) Williams, of Fayetteville, N.C.; her maternal grandmother, Sarah P. Bessellieu, of Pawleys Island S.C.; and her paternal grandmother, Lula Bell Smith, of Las Vegas, Nev.; her niece, Camelle Calhoun and nephews, Nathaniel Williams and James Smith; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins; and a very dear friend, Mary Hubbard. Ervin Funeral Chapel "Where Courtesy Dwells and Service Excels" www.ervinfuneralchapel.net.
JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Mr. Earl Thomas (Tommy) Woodall, 63, will be Monday, August 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. at K.L. Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. William Cain and the Bro. Bill Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home. Mr. Woodall went to be with the Lord Friday, August 22, 2008 at his home in Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Geraldine Smith Woodall; two brothers, Gary (Wanda) Woodall, of Wellington; Ricky (Bekki) Woodall, of Oxford; and 11 nieces and six nephews; Alicia Austin, niece and Al Coone, nephew, were especially fortunate to have shared a special closeness with their "Uncle Tommy." He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl L. Woodall and Ruby McFall Woodall.
Pallbearers will be Gary Woodall, Ricky Woodall, Joe Austin, Henry Smith, Harold Smith and Jim Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be co-workers from the Anniston Army Depot. Tommy was born March 25, 1945 in Anniston, graduated from Jacksonville High School and was a life-long resident of Jacksonville. He co-owned Armstrong Florist in Jacksonville with his wife, Geraldine. He was employed with Anniston Army Depot for 26 years, was a Vietnam Veteran, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Tommy will be remembered for his gentle spirit and his love of Alabama Football, but more importantly for his role as a loving husband, brother, uncle and brother-in-law.
LINEVILLE — Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice M. Adamson, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Lineville Church of Christ with Scott Latham and Jamie Horn officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Christian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Adamson passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008, at the Clay County Hospital. She was a native of Randolph County, but had lived most of her in life in Clay County, retired from Higgins Manufacturing Company and was a Caretaker. She was a member of Campbell Springs Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Hanner (Mike), of Shelby, Ala.; four sons, Bobby Adamson (Cathy) and Jimmy Adamson (Jelima), of Lineville, Curtis Adamson (Sarah), of Ashland, Roy Adamson (Donna), of Lineville; five sisters, Ozeal Smith and Margaret Turner, of Heflin, Reba Horn (James), of Lineville, Dot Carmack (Ish), of Talladega, Annie Latham (Edward), of Lineville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlis C. Adamson.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Brimer, Paul Lipham, Albert Baker, Clint Jones, Mike Hanner and Evan Walker. Flowers will be accepted, however Memorial Contributions may be made to the Clay County Rescue Squad, Lineville Fire Department or charity of your choice. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville from 5 to 8 tonight, August 26, 2008, and until service time on Wednesday, August 27, 2008. BENEFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF LINEVILLE IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS. Sign online condolences at: www.benefieldfuneralhome.com
ANNISTON — Funeral service for Mary E. Beaty, 87, will be announced by Goodson Funeral Home. Mrs. Beaty died Sunday at NEARMC. www.goodsonfuneralhome.net
OHATCHEE — Mr. Donald Wayne Doss, 60, of Ohatchee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 24, 2008, at his home. The family invites friends to visitation this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Mr. Doss is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen Simpson Doss, of Ohatchee; his daughter, Kelly Barbe and her husband Andy, of Alexandria; his son, Dustin Doss, of Ohatchee and two precious granddaughters, Karly and Kadey Barbe, of Alexandria. Mr. Doss is a native of Calhoun County and lived in Ohatchee for the past 32 years. He spent most of his life as a truck driver, he was a proud and devoted dad and loving "Paw Paw". Mr. Doss was preceded in death by his parents, The Rev. and Mrs. Lester Doss; brothers, Ellis and Dane Doss; sister, Carolyn and daughter, Kerry Doss. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Chapel Hill Funeral Home will be servicing the Doss family (256) 820-5151.
PIEDMONT — Services for Eunice Erwin, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
JACKSONVILLE — Funeral service for William Louis Hale, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with the Rev. Scott Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 this evening. Mr. Hale died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lanell Thompson Hale, of Jacksonville; three daughters, Kathy Hale Beal and her husband Earl, of Timberlake, N.C., Teresa Martin Smith, of Hokes Bluff and Michelle Hale Dean and her husband Phillip, of Jacksonville; four sisters, Lois Murray, of Oxford, Jo Phillips, of Cook Springs, Nell Nelson and her husband Frank, of Guntersville and Peggy Crow Young and her husband Harold, of Anniston; a brother, Millard Hale and his wife Mickie, of Glencoe; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Hale and Louise Hale, both of Huntsville; grandchildren, Justin (Cheryl) Beal, Amanda Martin (Josh) Edmondson, Jessica Martin Haney, Amy Martin, Andrea Smith, Breanna Sanford, Kyleigh Hale Johnson, Russell Dean and Alex Dean; great-grandchildren, Gena Huff, Dillon and Ethan Edmonson, Wesley, Hayden and Megan Haney, Waylon Wagner, and Tori, Kinley and Cambre Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, grandsons-in-law, nephews and Stuart Thompson. Mr. Hale was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of West Point Baptist Church. He was pthe Reviously employed at Alabama Water Pipe and retired from AOD. He was preceded in death by a son, Louis Allen Hale; his parents, S.T. and Amanda Hale; a sister, Dorothy Hale; and three brothers, Nelson, Clinton and Roy Eugene Hale. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to West Point Baptist Church Building Fund, 6835 AL Highway 204, Jacksonville, Ala. 36265. Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com
HOBSON CITY — Services for Mr. Charles L. McRath, 77, will be announced later by Ervin Funeral Chapel. Mr. McRath died Thursday, August 21, 2008, at his residence.
PIEDMONT — Betty Jean Piper, 67, died Sunday, August 24, 2008, at Piedmont Health Care. K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Tuskegee Airman dies in Va.
RICHMOND, Va. — Lieutenant Colonel Howard Lee Baugh, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, has died.
Baugh died Saturday at a suburban Richmond hospital after a brief illness. He was 88.
The Prince George County resident enlisted in the Army in 1942 and joined the all-black fighter group that trained at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
Baugh flew 135 combat missions as part of the 332nd Fighter Group's 99th Fighter Squadron in Sicily, Italy, during World War II. During his career, he won the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. In 2004, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor.
A funeral is scheduled for September 4 in Petersburg. Burial will be later in Arlington National Cemetery.