Diane Marie Ryan
(Died April 14, 2011)
Funeral services for Ms. Diane Marie Ryan, age 53 of Prattville, formerly of Clay County, will be Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville with Rev. Ray Milstead officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ms. Ryan passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the home of her daughter. She was born in Ohio but lived her early years in Clay County. Diane then relocated to Texas, where she worked for Dow Chemical Company for over 15 years as an electrician. In 1986, she returned to Clay County and worked for Wellborn Cabinet Company for over 10 years. Diane loved to work with her hands and enjoyed re-modeling homes as well as horseback riding.
She is survived by two daughters: Amy Phillips (John) of Dadeville and Tiffany Harkins (Jody) of Prattville; one son, Ty Ryan of Ashland; her father, Jim Studdard Sr. of Lineville; three sisters: Connie Thomas of Lineville, Sharon McDowell of South Carolina and Michelle Studdard of Lineville; three brothers: Everette Bud Leeper of Ohio, Jim Studdard Jr. of Lineville and Charles Studdard of Texas plus four grandchildren: Christopher, Corey, Kyle and Colton.
Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley J. Teats Studdard; one brother, Roger Leeper and one nephew, J.J. Leeper.
Pallbearers will be Corey Phillips, Chris Phillips, Reginial Lundy, John Heath, Caleb Green and Joe East.
The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and until service time on Sunday.
Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville is in charge of the arrangements
OXFORD Funeral services for Lonniel Warren (L.W.) Bain, 89, will be today, August 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home & Crematory with Bro. Jeff Smith, Dr. C.O. Grinstead and the Rev. David Bain officiating. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Trails Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until service time. Mr. Bain died on Friday at his residence.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jean Munroe Bain; children, David and Debbie Bain, of Anniston, Paul and Nancy Bain, Phil and Charlene Bain, and Martha and Rob Kimbrough, all of Oxford; grandchildren, Jason and Corrie Bain, of Chesapeake, Va., Adam and Erika Bain, of Woodstock, Ga., Daniel and Joni Bain, of Buckner, Mo., Kristen Bain, of Anniston, Amy and Matt Johnson, Jeff Bain, Stephanie Bain, Emily Bain and Robby Kimbrough,all of Oxford, Livi and Micah Junior, of Tuscaloosa; 9 great-grandchildren and one soon to be born; brothers, William Albert Bain, of White Plains and Howard Bain, of Anniston; sister, Edna Arms, of Jacksonville; brother-in-law, Tommy and Mildred Munroe, of Alexandria, and a care giver, Mary Robinson; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jason Bain, Adam Bain, Daniel Bain, Matt Johnson, Jeff Bain, Robby Kimbrough, Micah Junior, Anthony Munroe and Lucas Tripp. Mr. Bain was a resident of Oxford and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Oxford. He was an Independent Truck Driver for over 32 years and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Bain was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Albert and Lillie Warren Bain; father and mother-in-law, J.C. and Arilla Munroe and sisters, Evelyn Garner and Elizabeth Bain. The family would like to express their thanks to Anita Collier and the staff of Wiregrass Hospice and the staffs at NHC Camille Court and Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. The family ask that in the place of flowers that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association or to Rainbow Omega. Personal condolences my be written to the family at: www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.
GADSDEN Funeral service for Lovella Hutto "Boots" Ledbetter, 93, formerly of Calhoun County, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at Gray Brown Service Chapel with the Rev. Andy Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Eulaton First Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the funeral home. Ms. Ledbetter went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 9, 2008, in Gadsden.
Survivors include nephews, Lamar Lloyd and wife, Blanche, of Ashville, N.C. and Stanley Beavers and wife, Pam, of Attalla. "Boots" was born in Calhoun County on July 30, 1915. She resided in Calhoun County until she moved to a nursing facility in Gadsden in 2006. She was the oldest living member of Eulaton First Baptist Church and had been a member since the late 1920s. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Ledbetter; parents, I.H. and Nancy Hutto; sisters, Evelyn Lloyd and Eva Dell Beavers; and a brother, Charles Hutto. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements (256)236-3441
TALLADEGA Funeral services for Mr. Cordial Lee Luker, 87, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at Usrey Chapel. Visitation from 6-8 tonight at Usrey Funeral Home.
PIEDMONT Funeral service for Margie Phillips, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at Gray Brown Service Mortuary. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home. Mrs. Phillips died August 9, 2008 at her residence.
Survivors include daughters, Bernice Bragg and husband, Homer, of Weaver, and Darlene Phillips, of Piedmont; sons, Cecil Lamar Phillips and wife, Lorie, of Jacksonville, Ricky Phillips, of Piedmont; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Marie Harbin and husband, Paul, and Gloria Jones, all of Talladega; brother, Gray Jones and wife, Mary, of North Carolina, Bobby Jones and wife, Carolyn, of Moody; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Phillips Owens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements (256)236-3441
MUSCADINE Funeral service for Paul Leon Robinson, 68, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Paran Baptist Church. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa, Ga.
WEAVER Funeral services for Mr. John Wingard, 70, will be announced by Gray Brown Service Mortuary. Mr. Wingard died Saturday, August 9, 2008.
SAND ROCK Funeral services for the Rev. R. B. Carver, 92, will be at 7:30 tonight at Perry Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5-7 tonight.
OAK LEVEL Memorial services for Mr. John T. Hobbs Jr., age 81, of Cleburne County will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at The First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary an hour prior to the services. Mr. Hobbs died Monday after a short illness at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Building Fund, P.O. Box 400, Jacksonville, Ala. 36265. Personal condolences may be written to the family at: www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com
ASHLAND Funeral services for Judith Brown Ingram, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Visitation: 6-8:30 this evening at Clay County Funeral Home.
JACKSONVILLE Funeral service for Elvin S. Kadle Jr., 81, will be Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Pike and Phillip King officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Kadle died Monday, August 11, 2008, at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Kadle; two daughters, Carol Kadle and Judy Goodwin, and her husband Rick; one son, Keith Kadle and his wife, Pamela; two sisters, Margie McCool and Jenny Faye Parrish; four grandchildren, Chad and Neil Goodwin and Jacob and Silas Kadle; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Paul Kadle, David Dilleshaw, Vann Walker, Tom Kilgore, P.D. Pritchett and Lacy Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and men of Bonnie Brook Baptist Church. Mr. Kadle was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin S. Kadle Sr. and Bama Kadle. Mr. Kadle was an avid gardener and story teller and he liked to travel. He was a 50 year plus member of Hiram Lodge #42 F&AM. He enjoyed being with his family and friends. Online condolences to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.
ANNISTON Erma S. Mihlfried, 95, died Saturday, August 9, 2008, at NHC in Anniston. A celebration of Erma's life will be at a later date. K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center will be in charge of Mrs. Mihlfried arrangements. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn S. Harper; a niece, Peggy Harper; three nephews, John Harper, Allen Joseph Harper and Thomas Harper; numerous nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church McClellan. Mrs. Mihlfried was a member of First Baptist Church McClellan. Some people touch your hearts like the flutter of a butterfly, quietly, silently, gently and ever so beautiful. Erma Mihlfried who quietly left us on Saturday was like the butterfly who touches our hearts yet never leaves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Mihlfried. Online condolences to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.
OXFORD Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy D. Nelson, 74, will be announced by Miller Funeral Home & Crematory. Mr. Nelson died Monday at Regional Medical Center. Personal condolences may be written to the family at: www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.
GADSDEN Funeral service for Gloria Ward Reagan, 74, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
CHALFONT, Pa. U.S. Army (retired) Staff Sergeant Phillip G. Rockholz, 50, died August 10, 2008 at Doylestown Hospital in Chalfont, Pa. Phillip is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn; three daughters, Kristin Rockholz Burgess, Julie and Vanessa Rockholz; two granddaughters, Jazalyn and Alannah Burgess; his father, William L. Rockholz; and two brothers, John and Peter Rockholz. He was predeceased by his son, Paul and his mother, Phebie. Phillip G. Rockholz was born November 22, 1957 in Norwalk, Conn. to William L. Rockholz and Phebie E. Gardner Rockholz. He served in the U.S. Army from 1976 through 1996. After his retirement, he was employed as a Service Technician for Tri State Bio Medical in Colmar, Pa. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2008, at Scanlin Funeral Home, 175 East Butler Ave. (Route 202), Chalfont. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, Conn.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. U.S. Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Laurie Potter Thomason, 56, of Woodbridge, Virginia died August 7, 2008 at her home. Laurie was born March 22, 1952 to the late Floyd Potter and Lois Davis Potter, formerly of Delta, Ala. She served in the U.S. Army as a Radiology Administrator and retired following 22 years of honorable service.
Survivors include her husband, Russell Thomason; mother, Lois Potter, of Virginia; sister, Beverly Brown and husband, Paul Hureau, of Massachusetts; brother, Bruce Potter, of Utah; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside service, military honors and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at the Delta Cemetery in Delta, Ala. On-line condolences may be sent at www.benefieldfuneralhome.com. Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville will be in charge of the local arrangements.
ANNISTON Funeral services for Robin Tolbert Foster, 40, will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2008, in the chapel of Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. David Lockridge officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Foster passed away on Friday in her home.
Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Steve Foster; her loving mother Janice Tolbert; sisters, Tracy Hampton and her husband, Doug, and Melanie Tolbert. She was the loving daughter-in-law of Bob and Darlene Foster. Nieces and nephews include: Tyler Hampton, Sara Hampton, Jason Fidder, Joshua Foster, Jacob Hampton, and Julia Foster. Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by Leola Talley, Jimmy Tolbert, Rosalie Tolbert, Richard Torrence, Ellie Torrence, and her father Jimmy Ray Tolbert. Robin Tolbert Foster was a resident of Anniston. She graduated from Walter Wellborn High School in 1986 and was inducted into the national military honor society: B Company, 9th Regiment Scabbard and Blade, at Jacksonville State University. Mrs. Foster received her BA from The University Of Alabama in 1992. Robin loved our Lord and enjoyed good fellowship. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Ministry, His Answer Ministry, The Cross Ministry, and the Joyce Meyer Ministry. The family would like to express their special appreciation to Holly Fennell, Cindy Latorella, Tilly Bain, Danielle Gentry, and Christy Ramey. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Hwy 431 North Anniston, Ala. 36206
ROANOKE Memorial service for H. Wayne Townley, 52, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home.
ANNISTON Services for Infant Kayshon Alexander Turner will be announced by Anniston Funeral services. Master Turner died on August 10, 2008 at Regional Medical Center. "You have our deepest sympathy." Anniston Funeral services (formerly Williams Funeral Home) www.annistonfuneralservice.net
ANNISTON Mr. Joseph Eldridge Walker, 74, died Saturday, August 9, 2008 at his residence.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Walker, of Cowan, Tenn.; three daughters, Sandra Hernandez, of Lansing, Ill., Janet Davis, of Dechard, Tenn., and Karen Beshears (Brad), of Manchester, Tenn.; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Janis LeFoy (Louis), of Anniston and Rebecca Barnes (Ronald), of Homestead, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Neva Casey Walker; a daughter, Brenda Arp; and brothers, Johnny, Jerome, and Jimmy Walker.
Graveside services for Mr. Walker were held at 4 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2008, at Reeves Grove Cemetery, in Ashville, Ala. Lemley Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
WEAVER Funeral services for Mr. John Wingard, 79, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with the Rev. Andy Lambert. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Wingard died Saturday at Jacksonville Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Gail Wingard, of Dothan and Mary Jean Land and husband, Obie, of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Bobby Wingard and wife, JoAnn, of Weaver and John F. Wingard and wife, Rebecca, of Lakewood, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kathy Butts, Cindy Blair, Melissa Wingard, Crystal Wingard, Zachary Wingard, Joshua Wright, Crystal Wright, and Zachary Land; two great-granddaughters, Cheyenne Wingard and Addie Wingard; two sisters, Mattie Doyle and Christabel Chavis; two brothers, Cal E. Wingard and J.R. Wingard; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wingard is preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be members of the family. Mr. Wingard is a native of South Carolina and a long time resident of Calhoun County. He was a veteran of Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired from AOD as a security Guard. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (256) 236-3441