A funeral mass for Patsie B. Young, 67, of Huntsville, formerly of Jacksonville, was at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Father Phil O’Kennedy officiated. Twickenham Funeral Home South directed.
Mrs. Young died April 28 at a local hospital.
Survivors include her husband, William W. Young; a son, James Randall Young and an aunt, Julia Clements.
Mrs. Young was 1st runner-up as Miss West Virginia in the Miss U.S.A. pageant in 1959. She attended Jacksonville State University for three years. While in Jacksonville, she was involved in many civic and charitable organizations.
She enjoyed dancing and was a professional dance instructor many years.
Later, she worked as an interior decorator, performing interior decorating for many homes in the Huntsville area.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
OXFORD — Services for Michael Farrell Sr., 63, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dryden Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Dryden Funeral Home "Caring Service Since 1962." 256-463-2287
PIEDMONT — Services for Mr. Richard Randolph Fuqua, 64, will be today at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Ballew officiating. Burial will follow at Piedmont Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends two hours prior to services. Mr. Fuqua died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Jacksonville Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Effie Fuqua; two daughters, Christy Fuqua Brown (Stacey) and Lisa Ann Fuqua Mobley (Carl), all of Piedmont; one granddaughter, Heather Nicole Brown, of Piedmont; mother, Vera Fuqua, of Piedmont; one brother, Allen Ray Fuqua (Ellen), of Piedmont; two sisters, Jean Mann (Clint), of McDonough, Georgia and Sue Motes (Gene), of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Stacey Brown, Carl Mobley, Larry Gossett, David Hastert, Michael Tolbert and Gary Hastert. Mr. Fuqua was a native and lifelong resident of Piedmont. He retired from Diodati Construction with 35 years services as a concrete finisher and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working on the farm and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Lee Fuqua.
OHATCHEE — Graveside services for Doris Scoggins Gilmer, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Vinson Cemetery in Ohatchee with the Rev. Jimmy Nunnally officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Mrs. Gilmer died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at RMC Long-Term Care.
Survivors include one son, Randy Gilmer and his wife, Charlotte, of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband William D. Gilmer; five sisters and six brothers.
Pallbearers will be Larry Scoggins, Alton Gilmer, William Gilmer, Clyde Gilmer, Koley Gilmer and Kyle Gilmer. Mrs. Gilmer was a native and life long resident of Calhoun County. She retired from Anniston Sportswear, after 25 years of service and was an Avon Representative for 30 years. Mrs. Gilmer was of the Baptist faith. Chapel Hill Funeral Home will be servicing the Gilmer family. 256-820-5151
LEESBURG — Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Johnson Jr., 78, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Perry Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation from 5-8 tonight at the funeral home.
ANNISTON — Funeral services for Mr. James "Jim" A. Laney, 74, will be announced by Miller Funeral Home & Crematory. Mr. Laney died May 10, 2008. www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com
ANNISTON — Graveside services for H. Wayne Love, 67, will be at 11 a.m. today, May 12, 2008, at Anniston Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Randy Postell officiating and Anniston Memorial Funeral Home directing. Mr. Love died Friday, May 9, 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Ann T. Love; three children, Kelley Love Daniels and her husband, Craig, of Springville, Patrick Wayne Love and his wife, Benita, of Pell City, Zachary Alan Love and Michelle Morgan, of Anniston; four grandchildren, Conner and Brandon Daniels and Tanner and Ashton Love; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Linda Love, of Anniston; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Philip Little, of Myrtle Beach, SC; nephew, Jeffery Love and his wife, Melissa; niece, Stephanie Scott and her husband, Matt; great nieces and nephews, Mason and Kate Love and Davis Scott and lifelong friends, James and Rita Carlisle.
Pallbearers will be Lynn Martin, James Carlisle, Terry McNeal, Jack Brim, Ken McNeal, John Reynolds, Andy Carlisle and Jeffery Love. Mr. Love was born in Piedmont, educated at Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama, School of Law. He was a member of the Anniston Quarterback Club, Saks Civitan Club, First Baptist Church of Saks and Disciplers Sunday School Class and an avid University of Alabama sports fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, C. H. Love and Ruby Goss Love, of Piedmont. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Hwy 431 North Anniston, Ala. 36206 820-0024
HEFLIN — Services for Gordon B. Lumpkin, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pinetucky Baptist Church. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Dryden Funeral Home. Dryden Funeral Home "Caring Service Since 1962." 256-463-2287
HEFLIN — Services for Billie Rena Parker, 49, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Dryden Funeral Home "Caring Service Since 1962." 256-463-2287
ANNISTON — Funeral services for Cleola Robinson Phillips, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Anniston Funeral services Chapel with the Rev. O.E. Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Eden Hills Cemetery with Anniston Funeral services in charge. The family will receive friends from 6-7 tonight at the funeral home. The body will be at the chapel one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Phillips died Thursday, May 8, 2008 at her residence.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. George Phillips, of Anniston; one sister, Willie Bee Williams, of Birmingham; niece, Phyllis Williams, of Birmingham; nephew, Junior Gordon, of Birmingham; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Mrs. Phillips was a lifelong native of Anniston and was retired from Regional Medical Center (Food Services); later serving as a volunteer Pink Lady at the hospital. She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Choir, and also a member of the SCLC. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by two brothers, Archie and Woodrow Medlen; and a sister, Beula Parks. Special thanks to New Beacon Hospice staff.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Relay for Life Cancer Society. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home) 256-236-0319 "Where service begins and never ends" www.annistonfuneralservice.net
ANNISTON — Graveside services for Mrs. Alvina Merzell Puckett, 70, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Southside with the Rev. Chris Burns and The Rev. Nicholas Goble officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 5:30-8:00 at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary. Mrs. Puckett passed away Sunday, May 11, 2008 at her residence.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Paul Puckett; two daughters, Debbie C. Jones and husband, Jimmy, of Trussville, and Ann Copeland, of Wellington; two sons, Jody Copeland, of Springville and Timothy Puckett and his wife, Cindy, of Pelham; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Puckett is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Merzell Price.
Pallbearers will be Zane Shaffer, Justin Jones, Keith Campbell, Brandon Heard, Nicholas Goble, and Roger Stokes. Mrs. Puckett was a native and life long resident of Anniston and a member of Blue Mountain Baptist Church. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (256)236-3441
MORGANTON, Ga. — The Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge announces the death of Mr. Francis Joseph Scranton Jr., 69, of Morganton, Ga., who passed away Friday, May 9, 2008 in the Fannin Regional Hospital. He was born in Clementon, N.J. on October 17, 1938 to the late Francis Joseph Scranton Sr. and Theresa Rudolph Scranton. His family moved to Bartow, Fla. in 1948 where he graduated from Bartow High School. He lived in Clearwater, Fla. many years and lived 22 years in Anniston, Ala. He and his son Frank Scranton III moved to Morganton, Ga. when they bought the Whispering Pines Campground in January 2002. Mr. Scranton was a member of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church. He served his country in the United States Army Reserves. Mr. Scranton worked for 20 years with Snap on Tools. He is preceded in death by a brother, Richard Scranton of Bartow, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, LaWanda Scranton, of Anniston; son, Frank Scranton III, of Morganton, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Keith Badowski, of Phenix City; brothers, William Scranton, of Jacksonville, Fla. and Robert Scranton, of Gainesville, Fla.; and sister, Theresa Shelton, of Bartow, Fla. A funeral mass will be conducted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from Saint Anthony's Catholic Church with The Rev. John Conway officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. There will be a vigil service at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Safe Choice Medical Care Center, 990 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513. Condolences may be sent to the Scranton family at: www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.
OXFORD — Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Stephens, 56, will be announced by Miller Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Stephens died May 11, 2008 at RMC. www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com
EDWARDSVILLE — Funeral services for Hazel Frances Thompson, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edwardsville Baptist Church. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dryden Funeral Home in Heflin. Dryden Funeral Home "Caring Service Since 1962." 256-463-2287
WELLINGTON — Funeral service for Mrs. Edna Inez Hammonds, 90, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Deryl Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family invites all friends for visitation this evening from 6 - 8 at the funeral home. Mrs. Hammonds passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her loving husband of 71 years, Louis Hammonds, of Wellington; son, Cloyce Hammonds and wife, Faye, of Wellington; two grandchildren, Bryan Hammonds and Mary, and Benita Hammonds. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Hester Cheatwood.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Mrs. Hammonds was a lifelong native of Calhoun County and resident of Wellington. She was a homemaker and farmer's wife and a member of Post Oak Springs Baptist Church. Chapel Hill Funeral Home will be servicing the Hammonds family (256) 820-5151