LAFAYETTE Funeral service for Bertha Mae Barber, 79, will be at 11 a.m. today from Sweet Home United Methodist Church. Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. James R. Bell Sr., 66, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008. He retired from the U.S. Army where he had served as an MP. He was also a Vietnam veteran and a member of the DAV. He is preceded in death by his father, James D. Bell; brother, William R. Bell; and daughter, Constance R. Bell. He is survived by his loving friend and wife of over 19 years, Claudia J. Bell; mother, Juanita Perry; children, Yvonne Gibson, Teresa Tamayo, Kathy Vernon (Kenny), Yvette Summer (Johnny), Andrea Painter, Angela Christenson, James R. Bell Jr., Travis Moore (Kathlene), John Moore and Joe Moore (Diane); brothers, Herbert T. Bell Sr., Woodrow L. Perry Sr., Ted Haynes and Tommy Potts; sisters, Deborah J. Graham and Linda J. Poindexter; 21 grandchildren; and 7 great- grandchildren. His service will be at 12 p.m. Friday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway with burial in Kentucky Veterans Central Cemetery in Radcliff. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
LINCOLN Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Suzanne Carter, 49, will be at 1 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home & Crematory with Bro. Richard OνConnor officiating. The family received friends from 6-8 last night at the funeral home. Burial will be at Carter Cemetery in Ohatchee. Mrs. Carter died Monday at her residence. Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, Keith Carter, of Lincoln; two sons, Rich Carter, of Eastaboga and Daniel Carter and wife, Sandy, of Oxford; daughter, Amanda Carter, of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Katie Carter and Josh Dixon, both of Oxford; two sisters, Brenda Hallmark and husband, Kenny, of Argo, Cathy Kulpe and husband, Don, of Snellville, Ga.; two brothers, Jacob Bosworth Jr. and wife, Judy, of Decatur and Pat Bosworth and wife, Hope, of Springville. Mrs. Carter was a graduate of Banks High School of Birmingham and was a member of the Betta-view Hills Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Bettye Bosworth.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Shaddix, Elton Carter, Breck Carter, Alex Pope, Kenny Hallmark, Jason Kulpe, Cread Clifton Jr., and Reggie Bell. Honorary Pallbearer will be L.W. Walters. Personal condolences may be written to the family at www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.
PIEDMONT Funeral services for Eunice Luvene Erwin, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home with Dr. Ed Coogler, the Rev. Larry Johnson and the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home. Mrs. Erwin died Monday, August 25, 2008, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Luther M. Erwin, of Piedmont; one daughter, Towana Fuqua (Philip), of Hokes Bulff; one sister, Zelma Johnson (Jack), of Somerville; one sister-in-law, Pat White, of Hinesville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces; and great- nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gene Hardin, Jerry Ballinger, Gaven Ballinger, Tommy Erwin, Joey Fortenberry and Luther Gene Erwin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Piedmont High School Class of 1951 and the Gadsden Regional Medical Center Eight Floor Nurses, PCA's, Doctors and staff. Mrs. Erwin was a native and lifelong resident of Piedmont, where she was a member of Dailey Street Baptist Church. She retired from Southtrust Bank and enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. and Mary Reynolds White; a brother, H.C. White; and a nephew, Scott White. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to Piedmont Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 333, Piedmont, Ala. 36272 or to Dailey Street Baptist Church, 106 S. Church Street, Piedmont, Ala. 36272.
ANNISTON Graveside service with full military honors for Tom Watson Malcom will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Rainbow Memorial Gardens in Rainbow City with the Rev. Scott Whetstone officiating and Anniston Memorial Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 until 7 at the funeral home. Mr. Malcom died Tuesday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Cagle Malcom; his daughter, Diane M. Works and her husband, Ron, of Anniston; three grandsons, Jeffrey Works of Warner Robins, Ga., Jason Malcom, of Attalla and Joseph Works, of Warner Robins, Ga. Mr. Malcom retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was also retired from the Anniston Army Depot after 30 years of service. He was a member of Gladeview Baptist Church. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Hwy 431 North Anniston, Ala. 36206
PIEDMONT Graveside services for Horace Alton McDowell Jr., 65, will be at 2 p.m. today from Goshen Cemetery. Visitation from 1-1:30 at the funeral home at Folsom Funeral Home.
PIEDMONT Graveside services for Mrs. Sue R. Tucker, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday from Piedmont Memory Gardens. Visitation from noon until 2 p.m. at Folsom Funeral Home.
PIEDMONT Funeral services for Lela Mae "Aunt Mae" Williams, 91, will be at 2 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. William Cain officiating. Burial will follow at Moore's Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Miss Williams died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at her home.
Survivors include one sister, Orelia Johnson, of Rome, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Williams, of Piedmont; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Pallbearers will be Carl Moses, Tim Lane, Tommy Erwin, Greg Williams, Gene Johnson and Donald Johnson. Miss Williams was a native and resident of Calhoun County. She retired from Anniston Army Depot. In her earlier years she enjoyed caring for her family, cooking, gardening and working in her yard and flowers. In her latter days she enjoyed visits and calls from her loved ones and reading her Bible. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jay B. and Vennah Williams; five brothers, Edward Williams, Lytelle Williams, Ernest Williams, Smith Williams and Morris Williams; three sisters, Clara Trantham, Dean Erwin and Jeannette Lane; four nephews and two nieces. The family extends a special thank you to Alacare and Hilda Parris.
ANNISTON Funeral services for Janie Marie Coffee, 72, will be announced by Gray Brown-Service Mortuary. Mrs. Coffee died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at her residence.
ROANOKE Graveside services for Curry James Mathis, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Friday from Randolph Memory Gardens. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Home.
WEAVER Memorial service for Mrs. Delilah Payne "Dee" Mays, 83, will be Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Weaver Church of Christ with the Minister Clyde Ray officiating. The family invites friends to visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service. Mrs. Mays passed away at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Mrs. Mays is survived by her husband, Robert H. Mays, 87, of Weaver; daughter, Charlotte Mays Varnold and son-in-law, Tommy Wayne Varnold, of Weaver; sister, Wilma Hughlesman, of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Bill Payne, of El Cahone, Tom Payne, of Albuquerque, N.M.; great-granddaughter, Ashley Mays, of Cascade, Calif. She was a owner and operator of Mays Antiques in Lenlock and member of Weaver Church of Christ Chapel Hill Funeral Home will be servicing the Mays family (256) 820-5151
ANNISTON Funeral services for Deacon Charles "Brutonville" Peters, 73, will be Friday, August 29, 2008, at 2 p.m. from the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville with the Rev. Roosevelt Parker Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Ervin Funeral Chapel. Deacon Peters passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at North East Alabama Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, MelJoyce Peters, of Brutonville; two daughters, Linda (John) Moody, of Anniston and Diana (Sylvester) White, of Jacksonville; one son, Eugene (Veronica) Glenn, of Jacksonville; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a very special sister, Mildred Peters, of Brutonville; two brothers-in-law, Buster (June) Brown, of Rome Ga. and Daniel Glenn, of Angleton, Texas; his mother-in-law, Viola Rush, of Jacksonville; and a host of relatives and friends. Ervin Funeral Chapel "Where Courtesy Dwells and Service Excels" www.ervinfuneralchapel.net
MUNFORD Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Jean Stephens, 74, will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2008, at the Munford Church of Christ with Minister Jeff Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Munford Cemetery. Mrs. Stephens passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at her home in Munford, Alabama. She was born October 6, 2933 in Eastaboga, but had lived most of her life in Munford High School. She was a faithful member of the Munford Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Billy E. Stephens; three sons, Eddy Stephens (Pamela), of Mobile, Eugene Stephens (Cynthia), of Oxford, and Jay Kirk Stephens (Katherine), of Munford; one daughter, Connie Stephens, of Munford; one sister, Mrs. Sue Byrd, of DeArmanville; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Stephens, Ryan Stephens, and Donny Stephens, of Mobile, Mrs. Amanda Jones and Mrs. Kim Mayo, of Munford; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kirkpatrick, and her brother, Mr. Lewis Harold (Preacher) Kirkpatrick, of Munford.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Stephens, Donny Stephens, Britt Weems, Justin Jones, Frank Mayo and Jeff Hughes. The family will receive friends at Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega from 6-9 this evening. There will be visitation at the church on Friday from 12-2 p.m. The family recognizes with grateful appreciation the assistance of Physicians Choice Dialysis, Regional Paramedics, Mid-South Home Health and Mrs. Janice Daniel, her personal caregiver. Usrey Brown-Service Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
LINEVILLE Services for Betty R. Barnett, 66, will be announced by Anniston Funeral Service. Mrs. Barnett died August 28, 2008 at Regional Medical Center. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home)
ANNISTON Funeral service for Mary E. Beaty, 87, will be noon Saturday, August 30, 2008, at Oakridge Baptist Church with Pastor Torail Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the Hobson City Cemetery with Goodson Funeral Home directing. Public visitation will be today from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include daughter, Coldeney Young; five grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter, Cornelia Peagler; parents, Earlie and Everlene Wright; ten brothers; six sisters.