PIEDMONT — Services for Panna Dempsey, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
ASHLAND — Funeral service for Mr. Cecil William Few, 68, will be at 11 a.m. today, August 15, 2008, at Benefield Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland with the Revs. Bruce Willis, Terry Gregory and Pastor Whit Sasser officiating. Burial will follow in Clay County Memory Gardens. Benefield/Ashland in charge of the arrangements.
ANNISTON — Funeral services for Mr. Harold Donald Gladden, 53, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2008, at Mt Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Walter J. Turner officiating. Burial will be at Anniston Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Public visitation will be today at Ervin Funeral Chapel from 1:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Mr. Gladden died August 13, 2008 at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Marlon (Alicia) Gladden, of Helena, and Brandon Taylor, of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Nicole (Jerry) Doxie, Krystal (Marcus) King, both of Tucker, Ga., and Lakima English; his mother, Minnie Gladden; seven grandchildren; a devoted friend, Doris Walker; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ervin Funeral Chapel "Where Courtesy Dwells and Service Excels"
ANNISTON — Jasper Bennett Harper, 82, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at NHC Healthcare. Funeral service for Mr. Harper will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2008, at White Plains Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Snider officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday at White Plains Baptist Church.
Pallbearers are Steven Harper, Alex Harper, Paul Harper, Randy Harper, Sparks Harper, and Donnie Ford.
Survivors include two sons, Bennett (Kristy) Harper, of Crossville, Tenn., and Rick (Jan) Harper, of Gadsden; sister, Dollie Cammila Hall, of White Plains; five grandchildren, Steven Harper, Alex Harper, Leslie Walker, Daniel Walker, and Jessica Hendrickson; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Walker and Jake Walker. Mr. Harper was a native and life long resident of the White Plains Community and a faithful member of White Plains Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Lovetta Harper; four brothers, Merrill Harper, Lamar Harper, Hubert Harper, Fratus Harper, and a sister, Minnie Lee Houck.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: White Plains Baptist Church Bus Ministry, 160 White Plains Road, Anniston, Ala. 36207. Dryden Funeral Home "Caring Service Since 1962." 256-463-2287
LINEVILLE — Funeral services for Mrs. Buna Roberson, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Clay County Funeral Home.
Visitation: from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
ANNISTON — Funeral services for Mr. William Martin Sr., 80, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2008, at Mt Olive Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie C. Beavers officiating. Burial will be at Eden Hills Cemetery. Public visitation will be today from 1 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Ervin Funeral Chapel. Mr. Martin died August 13, 2008 at Regional Medical Center. He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, William Martin Jr., of Anniston, and Raymond Carr, of Greensboro, N.C.; one daughter, Gwendolyn Andrews, of Anniston; one uncle, O.C. Calloway; and a special friend, Alice Faye Edmondson; and many other relatives and friends. Ervin Funeral Chapel "Where Courtesy Dwells and Service Excels" www.ervinfuneralchapel.net
CENTRE — Graveside services for Ray N. Mayfield, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hebron of Key Cemetery.
Visitation from 11-2 p.m. Saturday at Perry Funeral Home.
JACKSONVILLE — Agnes McVey McNabb came to this country from a small coal-mining town in Scotland with a dream for a better life. She was 18 when she married an Army man and traveled the world while having children. "The years spent raising my children were the best in my life," she used to say. Raising children wasn't enough for this bright Scottish lassie, nay, she attended JSU and graduated with BS and MS degrees. Agnes spent the next 20 years teaching high school English and elementary reading, the joy of her career. Following her retirement, she worked with the Jacksonville Meals on Wheels and served as a "bell ringer" at Christmas for the Salvation Army. She enjoyed helping those less fortunate. For many years, she was a member of the Inter Se Study. Agnes is survived by daughters, Ann McNabb Busby and her husband, Robert, of Falls Church, Va., Beth McNabb Halstead and her husband, Stephen, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Kem McNabb Kendig and children Andy and Katie, of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Charles Jack McNabb, of Jacksonville and his daughter, Tiya, of Birmingham. A memorial service will be at Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 - 2 p.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center or Hill Crest Baptist Church in Saks.
LINEVILLE — Funeral service for Mr. Carl W. New, 74, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2008, at Benefield Funeral Home Chapel in Lineville with Bro. Danny Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8 tonight and until service time on Saturday, August 16, 2008. Benefield/Lineville in charge of the arrangements.
MUNFORD — Funeral service for Curtis Andrew Randall, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Usrey Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
ANNISTON — Funeral service for Willie Mae Thomas, 76, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2008, at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Gray Brown Service Mortuary. Mrs. Thomas died Wednesday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Ceresa D. Thomas, Zelda R. Thomas and Christy D. Hughes, all of Anniston; five sons, William E. Thomas, of Ohatchee, Timothy L. Thomas, Tommy T. Thomas, John H. Thomas and Robert W. Thomas, all of Anniston; two sisters, Bonnie Davis, of Piedmont and Liz Watley, of Florida; 36 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Randall Holder, William Carroll, Ty Thomas, Jonathon Golson, Allen Clevenger and Kevin Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She was a member of Victory Word of Faith. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Thomas; sons, Jimmy Thomas, Roy Thomas and Ricky Thomas; daughter, Doris Thomas. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (256) 236-3441
ANNISTON — Mr. James M. Townley, 56, passed away August 11, 2008 at NEARMC.
Survived by wife, Barbara Townley.
Chapel Hill Funeral Home in charge.
SUNRISE, Fla. — Graveside service for Harry Wahn, 87, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, from the Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge.
MUSCADINE — Funeral services for Kenneth Whetstine, 54, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Muscadine Baptist Church.
Visitation from 6-8 tonight at Dryden Funeral Home.
Dryden Funeral Home "Caring Service Since 1962." 256-463-2287
BIRMINGHAM — A private graveside service will be at for infant Luna Elizabeth Barnhill who died August 13, 2008 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. Luna is survived by her parents, Justin and Andra Barnhill, of Birmingham, grandparents, Tommy and Margaret Matthews, of Anniston, Andy and Donya Boullemet, of Oxford, Jimmy and Kris Barnhill, of North Carolina; great grandparents, Jean Gendron, of Oxford, Mary Simpson, of Alexandria, Frank and Bobbie Boullemet, of Oxford, Marion Sprayberry, of Anniston, uncle and aunt, Michael and Rebecca Barnhill, of Oxford, and cousins, Kinlea and Kathryn Barnhill. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory will be in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Vincent Foundation care attention Birth Suites/Healing Hearts, in memory of Luna Elizabeth Barnhill, 2800 University Blvd. Suite 304, Birmingham, Ala. 35233.
PELL CITY — Mr. James Steven "Steve" Bell, 33, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, in Birmingham.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mrs. Monica D'Anna Bell; mother, Gussie Bell, of Bell City; brothers, Skip (Sandy) Bell, of Uriah, Scott (Gina), of Hope Hull, and Sam Bell, of Pell City. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Bell. Steve attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he played football. He was a member of Pell City First Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Mr. Bell will be at 1 p.m. today, August 16, 2008, at First Baptist Church, Pell City with Father Grey Bean and Dr. John Thweatt officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Usrey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. "ROLL TIDE"
DADEVILLE — Funeral services for George Clarence "Bill" Cleveland will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Langley Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be this evening from 5 - 7 p.m.
PIEDMONT — Funeral services for Mrs. Panna Cook Dempsey, 80, will be at 11 a.m. today, August 16, 2008, at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Rudy Ross and Dr. Harris Hand officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Dempsey died Thursday, August 14, 2008, at Piedmont Health Care Center. She is survived by one son, Bruce Dempsey (Kaye), of Piedmont; two grandchildren, Andrew Dempsey (Pam) and Holly Dempsey, all of Piedmont; three great-grandchildren, Chandler Armstrong, Claudia Dempsey and Benjamin Dempsey; and two sisters, Jeanette Bryan, of Centre and Nell Baker, of Orlando, Florida.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Dempsey, Dr. John Roy Kirkpatrick, Nathaniel Houston, Thomas Roberts, Pace Armstrong and Danny Wilson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Chandler Armstrong. Mrs. Dempsey was a native and lifelong resident of Piedmont. She was a graduate of Piedmont High School and Jacksonville State University. She taught elementary school in the Piedmont City School System for over 30 years. She was an active member of the Piedmont Congregational Methodist Church and was an active supporter of the residents at Piedmont Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel V. Dempsey and a daughter, Dawn Dempsey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Piedmont Congregational Methodist Church, P.O. Box 583, Piedmont, Ala. 36272 or to the First United Methodist Church of Piedmont, 300 N. Main Street, Piedmont, Ala. 36272.
ANNISTON — Funeral service for Shelly Kirby, 64, will be announced by Goodson Funeral Home.
Mr. Kirby died Friday at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.
BESSEMER — Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Daugherty Luker, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2008, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Revs. Norris Brooks, Ronnie Key and Claude Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2008, at Mt. Moriah Baptist church. Benefield/Lineville in charge of the arrangements.
ROME — Graveside services for Mr. Larry Hoyt Rogers, 55, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Lawrence Cemetery.
Visitation from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Perry Funeral Home.
TUSKEGEE — Funeral for Willie A. Stephens, 73, will be at 11 a.m. (CST) Monday at Harris Funeral Home Chapel, Opelika, Ala.
Harris Funeral Home is directing. (334) 749-6583.
LEESBURG — Funeral services for Carol Ann Whitten, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Hill United Methodist Church.
Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Perry Funeral Home.
ANNISTON — Funeral services for Richard Bogard, 63, of Anniston will be announce by Anniston Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Bogard died Saturday August 16, 2008 at his home.
Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Highway 431 North Anniston, Alabama 36206 256-820-0024