Mims, Sidney Isaiah
May 04, 1894 - December 29, 1969
Mims, Sidney Isaiah, 75, of Clanton, died at Chilton County Hospital on December 29th. He was a native of Chilton County, born May 4, 1894 to Pate Mims and Diane Kelly Mims. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. in Beat 16 with Rufus Bowman officiating. Burial was in adjoining cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Berie Mims, Clanton, sister, Laura Bates, Clanton and a brother, J. Mid Mims, Montgomery.
Mims, Thomas Earl
October 08, 1943 - December 02, 2001
Funeral services for Thomas Earl Mims, 58, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mims was born on Oct. 8, 1943, in Alabama, the son of the late Zeb Mims and the late Inez Mims. He was a foreman. He died on Dec. 2, 2001, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Mims, Clanton; two sons, Greg (Dana) Mims, Hoover, and Russell (Susan) Mims, Helena; one sister, Floyce Durham, Clanton; six brothers, Thomas Mims, Jr.???, Howard Ballard, and Douglass Mims, all of Clanton, Charles Mims, Woodstock, Ga., and Larry Gat Mims and Rene Mims, both of Villa Rica, Ga.; two grandsons, Josh Mims and Jacob Mims, both of Hoover; and one granddaughter, Joy Mims, Hoover.
Mims, Thomas Eugene
1952 - November 10, 2004
Thomas Eugene Mims, 52, of Clanton, died Wednesday November 10 at his residence. Services will be held at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church Friday, November 12, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Tony Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Creek United Methodist Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Popwell Mims of Clanton. son, Johnny Eugene Mims of Clanton; two daughters, Tina Corley of Jemison and Kim Smith of Maplesville; father, Thomas Mims Jr. of Clanton; mother, Marie Mims of Clanton; two sisters, Carolyn Martin of Clanton and Ann King of Clanton; and five grandchildren.
Jones, Velma (Mims)
abt. 1910 - August 21, 1997
Velma (Mims) Jones, 84 and resident of Clanton, died Thursday, August 21. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. at Temple Church Assembly of God in Clanton with Pastor Billy J. Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Wiley Amon Jones and her sister, Clara Driver. She is survived by one son, Joseph Harold Jones of Clanton, and one daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Bernie Leedy of Atlanta. Pallbearers will be Joseph Jones, Dale Jones, Tod Jones, Rick Lowe, Jim Blocker and Jones Blocker. Mrs. Jones will lie-in-state two hours prior to the services at Temple Church assembly of God on Sunday afternoon at which time the family will receive friends.
Minor, Billy Joe
April 20, 1945 - August 11, 1998
Funeral services for Billy Joe Minor, 53, of Clanton are today, Aug. 14, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Martin Chapel with Rev. Gary Beavers and Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating. Burial is in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Minor was born April 20, 1945, in Chilton County to the late Jadie P. and Jettie Maddox Minor. He worked as a carpenter. He died Aug. 11, 1998, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine C. Minor of Clanton; two sons: Paul (Anita) Minor and Danny Minor, both of Clanton; a daughter, Belina Thomas of Clanton; four step-sons: Edward (Willie) Wilson, Derric Wilson, James (Sherrie) Heflin and Cooter (Lisa) Heflin, all of Clanton; a step-daughter, Judy (Eugene) Wyatt of New Orleans; a sister, Myra Minor Cleckler of Clanton; a brother-in-law, Jerry Wayne Cleckler of Clanton; three grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
Minor, Edward 'Ed', Jr., D.V.M.
August 21, 1921 - October 20, 1999
Graveside services for Dr. Ed Minor, Jr., 78, Clanton, will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Rev. Jeff Hughes officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Minor was born on Aug. 21, 1921, in Chilton County, the son of the late Ed and Charlotte Elizabeth Minor. He was a veterinarian. He died at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home in Alabaster on Oct. 20, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Mary Seymour Minor, Clanton; one son, Kenneth E. Minor, Birmingham; and one daughter, Sharon M. Dinoff, Alpharetta, Ga.
Baker, Helen (Minor)
1926 - November 16, 2004
Services for Helen (Minor) Baker, 78 year old homemaker of Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, November 18 at 1 p.m. with Rev. W. T. Cleckler and Rev. Jerry Milliken officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunshine Assembly of God Cemetery. Friends will be received today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Baker died Tuesday, November 16 in Clanton. Survivors include her sister, Annie Lee Mims of Clanton and brother, Fonsie Lee Minor, also of Clanton.
July 07, 1913 - October 04, 2001
Funeral services for Lee Minor, 88, Clanton, will be held at Glad Tidings Church of God on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at 11 a. m., with Rev. Harlen Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Glad Tidings Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, from 5-8 p.m. Minor was born on July 7, 1913, in Chilton County, the son of the late ????? Minor and the late Mary Elizabeth Minor. He was a produce hauler. He died on Oct. 4, 2001, at his residence. Survivors include four daughters, Eunice Hicks, Marie Ratliff, Shirley Baker, and Michael Minor, all of Clanton; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Minor.
Minor, Nathan Andrew
April 07, 1879 - December 27, 1934
Andrew Miner, Clanton Business Man, died of Pneumonia Friday at age 55. Funeral was at Clanton Baptist Church, burial was at Concord Cemetery. He was the Son of Nathan Minor, a Pioneer Citizen of Chilton Co. He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Mary Parrish Miner, one Son, Bill Minor, 3 daughter, 3 Brothers, Nicholus, William and Newt Minor, and 3 Sisters.
Ellison, Helen Irene (Miskelley)
November 02, 1938 - August 04, 1998
Funeral services for Helen Irene Ellison, 59, of Jemison were Aug.6, 1998, at Pleasant Grove Baptist #1 Church with Rev. Evie Megginson officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Baptist #1 Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Ellison was born Nov. 2, 1938 in Alabama to the late Charlie and Nellie Miskelley. She was a homemaker. She died Aug 4, 1998 at her residence in Jemison. She is survived by a daughter. Rhonda Pate of Jemison; a son, Dennis Ellison of Jemison; three step-sons: Doug Jones, David Jones and Bobby Jones, all of Jemison; four step-daughters: Brenda Ray of Jemison, Mary Cobern of Clanton, Jodi Genard of Jemison and Shelia Cost of Calera; a sister, Eleanor Broadhead of Shelby; a brother, Ronnie Miskelley of Jemison; one granddaughter, 20 Step-grandchildren and seven great-step-grandchildren.
Miskelley, William Harold
January 09, 1936 - March 03, 2003
Funeral services for William H. Miskelly, 67 of Sheffield, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 with Rev. Mark Lovett officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Jemison. Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Born on Jan. 9, 1936 to Emmett Miskelly and Lula Mae Miskelly (Bellenger), he died on March 3, 2003 at Helen Keller Memorial Hospital in Sheffield. Survivors include his wife Frances E. Miskelley of Sheffield; son Dr. Mark Anthony (Cindy) Miskelley of Muscle Shoals; grandsons Chris Miskelley of Birmingham and John Mark Miskelley of Muscle Shoals; granddaughter Maggie Miskelley of Birmingham.
Miskelley, Woodrow Wilson
July 01, 1911 - September 15, 1997
Graveside services for Woodrow Wilson Miskelly, 86, of Alabaster are today, Sept. 17, 1997, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove #1 Cemetery with Rev. Bill Langston officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Miskelly was born July 1, 1911, to the late James D. and Ada Miskelly. He worked as a farmer. He died Sept. 15, 1997, at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster. He is survived by his brother, Leo Miskelly of Jemison.
Miskelly, Herman Leo
September 03, 1922 - February 03, 1999
Graveside services for Herman Leo Miskelly, 76, of Jemison are today, Feb. 5, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove #1 Cemetery with Rev. Josh Henson officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Miskelly was born Sept 3, 1922 in Chilton County to the late Jim and Ada Dawson Miskelly. He worked as a contractor. He died Feb. 3, 1999, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. He is survived by a son, Mike Miskelly of Columbiana; two grandchildren and a special friend, Betty Wesson of Jemison.
Harris, Lera Mae (Mitchell)
July 31, 1915 - July 27, 1999
Funeral services for Lera Mae Harris, 83, of Clanton, will be held on Thursday, July 29, 1999, at 2 p.m., at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herschel Blalock, Rev. Jerry Smith, and Rev. Billy Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Harris was born on July 31, 1915 in Alabama, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Mitchell. She was a homemaker. She died at Hatley Health Care in Clanton on July 27, 1999. Survivors include three sons, Alton Curtis Harris, Atlanta, Ga., Elmer B. Harris, Birmingham, and James R. Harris, Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton C. Harris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maple Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1856 County Road 57, Clanton, AL, 35045.
Fulford, Ruby Mae (Mizzell)
May 25, 1922 - October 10, 2001
Graveside services for Ruby Mae Fulford, 79 and a resident of Jones, Ala., will be held at 2 p.m. today in Plantersville Christian Cemetery, with Dr. J. B. Mizzel officiating and Lawrence Funeral home directing. Fulford died on Oct 10, 2001 near her home. She is survived by her husband, Tommie Joe Fulford of Jones, a cousin, Felix and Jean Burt, and a nephew Carl Boyer. Active pallbearers will be Levi McCary, Carl Boyer, Harold Wyatt, W. V. Wyatt, Bob Ed Reed and Richard Brader. The family requests the flowers to be omitted.
Rutland, Mary Eudora 'Polly' (Moates)
October 03, 1910 - October 22, 1996
Services for Polly E. Rutland, 86, of Montgomery were Thursday October 24, 1996, at 1 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Darnell officiating. Burial was in Verbena Cemetery in Verbena with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Rutland was born October 3, 1910, in Alabama to the late Charlie Ross and Tabitha Ellen Baker Moats. A widowed homemaker, she died Tuesday, October 22, 1996, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. She is survived by her son, Michael A. Rutland of Montgomery; two daughters: Marilyn S. Riley of Montgomery and Kathryn Cieslinski of Mt. Clemens, Minn.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. R. Rutland, and her daughter, Patsy Ann Fant.
Moates, Thomas Albert
May 10, 1912 - April 04, 2001
Funeral services for Thomas Albert Moates, 88, Clanton, will be held at Mt. Springs Methodist Church on Friday, April 6, 2001, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jim Knowles officiating. Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 5, 2001, from 5-8 p.m. Moates was born on May 10, 1912, in Chilton County, the son of the late Amos and Minnie Lee Moates. He was a barber. He died on April 4, 2001, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Moates, Clanton, and Ernie Moates, Verbena; one daughter, Elaine Faulk, Clanton; one brother, George Moates, Clanton; one sister, Clara Morris, Sylacauga; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Bryant Moates, and one son, Bobby Joe Moates.
Moatts, Alfred Rudolph
December 27, 1915 - June 11, 1998
Graveside services for Alfred R. Moatts, 82, of Marbury were June 13, 1998, at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Moatts was born Dec. 27, 1915 in Chilton County to the late William and Florence Baker Moatts. He worked as a restaurant manager. He died June 11, 1998, at Capitol Hill Healthcare Center in Montgomery. He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
December 21, 1930 - July 31, 2003
Morris Moatts, a former local civic and political leader and business owner, died Thursday July 31 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery after a long-term illness. He was 72. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Clanton First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Clanton City Cemetery. Moatts, a Clanton resident, may best be remembered for serving as Chilton County's Circuit Clerk for 18 years and as well as owning and operating his florist shop Pinedale Gardens for 42 years. In 2001 he was recognized in a resolution by the Alabama Senate for his service to the citizens of Chilton County, which includes his leadership roles as first executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Chilton County Red Cross and chairman of the Chilton County Republican Party. "I worked with Morris on several projects and he was as dedicated to Chilton County as he could be, " Probate Judge Bobby Martin said Friday. "Morris worked hard for the county. He believed we were the best and he believed we could be better." Some of Moatts' community projects included securing federal grants to build a library in Clanton, chairing the committee for the Chilton Medical Center to acquire property, which brought physicians to Clanton, helping develop the Peach Park Museum and Gardens and helping organize the Chilton Assistance Center and Merchant Association of Clanton. He was also the first recipient of the Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year award. Moatts graduated from Chilton County High School at age 16 and served in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War. He attended Clanton First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his brothers Paul Moatts and his wife Jewel of Clanton and Herbert Hoover Moatts and his wife Geneva of Birmingham; sister-in-law Frances Moatts of Clanton.
Services for Morris Moatts, 72 of Clanton, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Clanton First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Britton and Rev. Johnny Trobaugh officiating. Mr. Danny Cooper will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at Clanton City Cemetery. Born on Dec. 21, 1930 to Rudolph Moatts and Annie Bell Moatts, he died July 31, 2003 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. Survivors include his brothers Paul Moatts and his wife Jewel of Clanton and Herbert Hoover Moatts and his wife Geneva of Birmingham; sister-in-law Frances Moatts of Clanton; nephews Douglas Moatts, Wayne Sewell, Tommy Sewell, Gary Moatts, Michael Moatts and Herbie Moatts; nieces Paula Romano, Dian Lucas, Sherry Griffin, Cathy Broadway, Donna Cooper and Debra Headley. Mr. Moatts was preceded in death by his father Rudolph Moatts; mother Annie Bell Teel Moatts; sisters Bernice Morrison, Blanche Moore and Ruby Johnson; brothers Adolphus Moatts and Ray Moatts; niece Teresa Reed. Mr. Moatts was Chilton County Circuit Clerk for 18 years and operated Pinedale Gardens for 42 years.
Moatts, Ruby Louise
April 10, 1915 - July 16, 2002
Funeral services for Ruby Louise Moatts, 87, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow at Clanton City Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 17, 2002, from 6-8 p.m. Moatts was born on April 10, 1915, in Chilton County, the son of the late W. D. Taylor and the late Mary Ann Taylor. She was a homemaker. She died on July 16, 2002, at Hatley Health Care. Survivors include one son, Douglas Moatts, Clanton; one daughter-in-law, Judy Moatts, Clanton; three daughters, Dian Lucas and Deborah Headley, both of Clanton, Donna Cooper, Prattville; two sons-in-law, Jerry Cooper, Prattville, Freddy Headley, Clanton; one sister, Shirley Snell, Havana, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren.