ANNISTON — Funeral services for Charles R. Matheny, 82, will be at Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel with The Rev. Hal Noble and The Rev. Woodfin Grove officiating. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Matheny died August 30, 2008 at NHC. Mr. Matheny was in the US Army and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia, Pa., and retired from the Philadelphia Police Department. He was lovingly known by his 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren as Pop-Pop. He was preceded in death by a son Charles R. Matheny, Jr. Mr. Matheny is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Duchock of Pinson, Ala.; and Ex-wife Virginia Matheny of Anniston. Arrangements by: K.L. Brown Memory Chapel, 620 Golden Springs Road, Anniston, Ala. 36207 (256)231-2334
ANNISTON — Funeral services for Mr. Randall "Randy" Terry, 46, will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with Dr. Randy Hagan officiating. Burial will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 at the funeral home. Mr. Terry died Saturday in Jacksonville.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Karen Terry; a daughter, Emily Terry; his parents, Roscoe and Joyce Terry of Anniston; a brother, Mike Terry of Saraland; and a nephew, Scott Terry. Mr. Terry is preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Maudie Sparks and James and Florence Terry.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mr. Terry was a native and life long resident of Anniston and employed at JSU Department of Information Technology. He was a graduate of Wellborn High School and JSU and a member of West Park Heights Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic School (16 Morton Rd; Anniston, Ala. 36207). Gray Brown-Service Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. (256) 236-3441 Online Condolences at www.mem.com.
ANNISTON — Private memorial services for Mrs. Dorothy L. Tyler, 70, were held Sunday at Miller Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Tyler died Sunday, August 31 at NEARMC. Mrs. Tyler is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald Tyler of Iron City; two brothers, Earl Jenkins and wife Gloria of White Plains and Robert Jenkins and wife Marie of Michigan; two special Aunts, Dorothy Renfroe and Lorene Renfroe and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Naomi and Bill Jenkins and her sister Audrey Farmer. Mrs. Tyler was a native of Alabama, grew up in Michigan and retired to Anniston. Dorothy enjoyed golfing at Pine Hill Country Club, reading, jigsaw puzzles and caring for her dogs. She also enjoyed time with her family and cooking. She will best be remembered for her beautiful smile and her love of Donald and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Beacon Hospice, 818 Leighton Avenue, Suite A., Anniston, Ala. 36201.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Funeral service for Mrs. Jeanette Anderson, 70, will be announced by Anniston Funeral Service. Mrs. Anderson died Sunday, August 31, 2008 in Clarksville, Tenn. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home
LINEVILLE — Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Barnett, age 66, of Lineville, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Barfield with The Rev. Larry Heard officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery in Barfield with Anniston Funeral services in charge. The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at the church. The body will be at the church two hours prior to services. Mrs. Barnett died Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.
Survivors include; two granddaughters, Tonya Barnett and Shakira Barnett both of Montgomery, seven great grandchildren; special friend; Billy R. Denney; five sisters, Mary Ann Tatum, Jospehine (Jerry) Traylor, Buelah L. (Cecil) Ragland, Patricia Ann Tatum, Eulene (Herbert) Harrison all of Lineville, three brothers, Earnest Tatum, Jr. of Lineville, Clarence Tatum of Gadsden, and KV Tatum (Tina) of Boston, MA; one uncle; The Rev. Clarence Ruff of Anniston, and two aunts, Josephine Tatum of Anniston, and Eula L. Heflin of Florida. Mrs. Barnett was a life long resident and was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Marie Ruff Tatum Hunter and one sister, Eula Grace Tatum. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home) 256-236-0319 "Where service begins and never ends"
McCALLA — Graveside Rites for Mrs. Edna Meigs Bazemore, 85, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to service at Usrey Funeral Home.
RAINBOW CITY — A Celebration of Life for Richard Eugene (Gene) Beecham, 73, will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel, Anniston. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Mr. Beecham died Sunday, August 31, 2008, after a difficult and very brave 20 month struggle with Multiple Myeloma. Love and support from close family and friends during the period of his illness has been greatly appreciated. Mr. Beecham is survived by his wife, of 54 years, Carolyn Johnson Beecham of Rainbow City; two sons, Michael Beecham of Atlanta, Ga.; and Stace Beecham and his wife, Terri of Southside; grandchildren; Braden and Macie Beecham; a brother; Gerald Beecham and his wife; JoAnn of Talladega; and numerous special in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends, Mildred McCartney, D.G. and Royce Small, Luther and Barbara Riddle, Harold and Geneva Aderholt, Britt Floyd, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Slate and members of the Bertie Hope Sunday School Class and members of White Springs Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Court Barber, J.R. Martin, George Cash, Judson Hamilton, Harold Aderholt and Luther Riddle. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert McMurry, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Turner Gunter. A U.S. Army veteran and a former resident of Calhoun County. Mr. Beecham was Owner and President of Gadsden Business College from 1975-1995. He was a longtime member of White Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Grady and Cleo Bagley Beecham.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hope Lodge, 1104 Ireland Way, Birmingham, Ala. 35205, or the White Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 4411 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City, Ala. 35906. Hope Lodge is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and provided a home for Gene and Carolyn when he could not be far away from UAB Hospital after his stem cell transplant. Arrangements by: K.L. Brown Memory Chapel, 620 Golden Springs Road, Anniston, Ala. 36207 (256)231-2334
JACKSONVILLE — Funeral service for Mr. Emmitt Hanna Jr., 55, formerly of Hobson City, will be announced by Anniston Funeral Service. Mr. Hanna died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at RMC. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home
ANNISTON — Funeral service for Florence Jean Hawk, 60, of Anniston will be announced by Goodson Funeral Home. Mrs. Hawk died at her residence.
ANNISTON — Funeral service for Mr. Aaron Hawk, 47, of Anniston, will be announced by Anniston Funeral Service. Mr. Hawk died Saturday, August 30, 2008, in Anniston. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home www.annistonfuneralservice.net
ASHLAND — Services for Mrs. Mattie Pearl Jones, 81, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Clay County Funeral Home is in charge.
ROME, Ga. — Services for Minnie Frances Kelley, 79, 2 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. this evening in Oaknoll Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home.
TALLADEGA — Ms. Vickie Kelly, 39, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at St. Vincent of Birmingham South, services will be announced by Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary.
OXFORD — Graveside service for Annie Sue Laws, 74, of Oxford, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home. Mrs. Laws died on Monday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Louis "Smiley" Laws, daughter, Melissa A Champion, sons; Dennis C. Laws and Justin Laws, sister, Alice Hoyle, brother, John Phillips, grandchildren; Koari Champion, Alexander Champion and Noah "Ducky" Champion. Mrs. Laws was a native of Talladega County and a resident of Calhoun County for the past 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Melvina Phillips and a brother, Emmett Phillips.
ANNISTON — Memorial services for Mr. Louis Edward Satcher, age 78, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at the Anniston Funeral Service Chapel with The Rev. Jeffrey Williams officiating. Mr. Satcher was educated in Anniston and later enlisted in the US Army. He departed this life after a short illness at Birmingham VA Hospital on August 27, 2008.
Survivors include aunt; Mrs. Odell Satcher; great uncle; Mr. Willie C. (Bertha) Bush all of Anniston, nieces; Rozenia Jennings of Birmingham, Theresa B. (Leonard) Hicks of Fayetteville, NC; a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home) 256-236-0319 "Where service begins and never ends"
CENTRE — Funeral service for Mr. Athoes Scott Jr., 41, 2 p.m. today, at Graveside services in Cherokee Memory Gardens with Interment to follow. Perry Funeral Home directing.
CHICAGO, Ill. — Funeral service for Ms. Sharon Sykes, 52, formerly of Anniston, will be announced by Anniston Funeral Service. Ms. Sykes died Thursday, August 28 2008, in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of Mr. Robert Sykes. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home
ANNISTON — Funeral service for Sherlene Varner, 69, of Anniston will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at Refuge Full Gospel Methodist Church with The Rev. Frederick Durant officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery with Goodson Funeral Home directing. Public visitation will be from 12 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Survivors include sons, David Almon, Kenneth Bassett, Timothy Bassett, Hunter Varner; daughters, Sylvia Clark, Bonita Tatum, Jessica Bowers, Michelle Varner; brothers, Robert Almon, Henry Almon III; sister, Yolanda Bello; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Hunter Varner; parents, Shelly Bassett and Mary Almon; granddaughter, Naketa Varner and sisters, Margaret Walker, Henrietta Jackson.