Thornton, Ruby Kathryn (Price)
October 16, 1916 - January 08, 2000
Funeral services for Ruby Kathryn Thornton, 83, of Maplesville were Jan. 10, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Graham officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Methodist Cemetery in Thorsby with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Thornton was born Oct. 16, 1916, in Chilton County to the late Lonne Price and Mary Melton Price. She was a homemaker. She died Jan. 8, 2000, at her residence. She is survived by three daughters: Alice Faye McCraw of Maplesville, Kay Wilson of Clanton and Pamela Graham of Clanton; three sons: Jimmy C. Thornton of Maplesville, Eddie Frank Thornton of Selma and Timothy Thornton of Selma; two sisters: Dollie Price of Lomax and Margie Deason of Gordo; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. B. Thornton, a son, Jeffrey Thornton and a brother, Julius "Jack" Thornton.
Price, Todd Randol
1983 - April 17, 2005
Services for Todd Randol Price, 22, of Clanton, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel Monday, April 18 with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Memorial Cemetery. Price died Sunday, April 17 at Chilton Medical Center. Survivors include his father, Roy Price of Clanton; mother, Belinda H. Price of Clanton; brother, Brad Price of Clanton; two sisters, Sonja Price Bice of Clanton and Tonja Price Crumpton of Clanton; grandparents, Melvin and Eunice Headley of Clanton and John and Louise Price of Thorsby.
Pyron, Thomas M.
January 29, 1855 - December 02, 1935
Thomas M. Pyron, age 80, died Monday. He was born 1-29-1855 and would have been 81 next month. Burial was at Clanton City Cemetery. He is survived by 2 Sons, 2 daughter, 2 Sisters, one sister is the Wife of Rev. J. W. Jones of Thorsby.
Pyron, Thomas S.
1883 - 1935
Thomas S. Pyron, age 51, died Thursday in a Tuscaloosa Hospital. Burial was in Clanton City Cemetery. He is survived by his Widow, 3 Daughters, and 2 Sons, and his aged Father, Thomas M. Pyron, and 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters.
Griffin, Ruby T. (Raines)
May 09, 1903 - December 14, 1998
Funeral services for Ruby T. Griffin, 95, of Birmingham are Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Martin Chapel with Rev. Bob Hope officiating. Burial is in Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Griffin was born May 9, 1903, in Coosa County to the late Joseph R. and Bertha Raines. She was a homemaker. She died Dec. 14, 1998, at Health South Medical Center in Birmingham. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edgar H. Freeman, Jr. and Maudie Freeman, both of Birmingham; a brother, Joe Raines, of Cheshire, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
Rasberry, Charles William, Sr.
1913 - February 20, 1998
Graveside services for Charles William Rasberry, Sr., 85, of Millbrook were Feb. 21, 1998, at Prattville Memory Gardens with Rev. Fred Donovan officiating and Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mr. Rasberry, a former resident of Clanton, died Feb. 20, 1998, at a Montgomery hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Martin Rasberry; a daughter, Peggy R. Thompson of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two sisters: Frances R. Sexton of Maplesville and Sara Alice Taylor of Inderatlantic, Fla. Pallbearers were Richard Sexton, Mike Clenner, Gene Taylor, Chip Norris, Brad Norris and Robert Hayes.
Hayes, Emily Allene 'Emie' (Rasberry)
March 22, 1910 - May 22, 2003
Funeral services for Emily Allene Hayes, 93 of Thorsby, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Powell and Rev. Rick Glenn officiating. Burial followed at Macedonia Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville. Born on March 22, to William Green Rasberry and Ida Mae Rasberry, she died May 22, 2003 at her residence in Thorsby. Survivors include her sons, James William (Marie) Hayes of Thorsby, Harold M. (Peggy) Hayes of Thorsby, David L. (Ann) Hayes of Thorsby and Lowell Douglas (Nell) Hayes of Thorsby; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James David Hayes.
Rasberry, Era Mae
July 19, 1910 - December 24, 1998
Funeral services for Era Mae Rasberry, 88, of Thorsby were Dec. 26, 1998, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Mims and Rev. Alvin Porter officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Baptist Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Rasberry was born July 29, 1910, in Alabama tot he late Albert and Nolie Atchinson. She was a homemaker. She died Dec. 24, 1998, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabsaster. She is survived by two sons: Hanel Rasberry of Montgomery and Himen Rasberry of Thorsby; two daughters: Kathleen Underwood of Birmingham and Kate Smith of Jemison; a brother, James Atchinson of Fruito, Col.; two sisters: Ester Wright of Houston, Tex., and Majorie Felts of Selma; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermon Rasberry, and a son, Calvin Rasberry.
Rasberry, Woodie N/ A.
May 20, 1918 - January 22, 2001
Funeral services for Woodie A. Rasberry, 82, Maplesville, will be held on Jan. 24, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Gene Hitchcock and Bro. Danny Rasberry officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Church Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home. Born on May 20, 1918 in Chilton County to the late Fleetwood Rasberry and Annie Childress Rasberry, he was a retired US Steel worker. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for numerous years and was honored in 1996 as Deacon Emeritus. He died at his residence on Jan. 22, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Glasscock Rasberry; two sons, Jimmy W. Rasberry, of Maplesville and Danny Rasberry of Stanton; four daughters, Emma Jean Johnson of Tuscaloosa, Betty Rasberry of Pelham, Sue Lenoir of Maplesville and Debbie Trent of Prattville; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Rasberry and Coy Rasberry, both of Jemison; three sisters, Emmarene Crane of Jemison, Dorothy Gibson of Maplesville, and Lucile Tucker of Birmingham and a host of nieces and nephews.
Ratliff, Ada E.
March 31, 1912 - October 30, 1999
Funeral services for Ada E. Ratliff, 87, Clanton, were held on Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Maplesville Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Watson officiating. Burial followed in Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawley, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Ratliff was born on March 31, 1912, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late John C. and Drucilla Chapman. She was a homemaker. She died on Oct. 30, 1999, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton. Survivors include four sons, Sidney Ratliff, Lawley; Gerald Ratliff and Johnny Ratliff, both of Prattville; and Jerry Ratliff, Sylvan Springs; one daughter, Janice Hayes, Maplesville; two brothers, Jewel Chapman and Glenn Chapman, both of Lawley; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Ratliff, Earnest Junior
July 09, 1930 - October 06, 2000
Funeral services for Earnest Junior Ratliff, 70 and a resident of Jemison, were held on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Clanton, with Mike Satterwhite and Phillip Moon officiating. Interment followed at Jones Cemetery in Jemison. Born on July 9, 1930 in Alabama, he was the son of the late Earnest Ratliff Sr. and Flora Ratliff. A paper converter and Army veteran, he died on Oct 6, 2000 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. He is survived by his wife, Violet Ratliff of Jemison; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin Jeffrey and Rhonda Ratliff of Jemison; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie R. and Mark Nelson, of Jemison; two grandsons, Edwin Jeremy Ratliff and Shannon Nelson, both of Jemison; a granddaughter, Shelly Nelson of Jemison; four brothers, Rev. Willard Ratliff of Maplesville, Cecil Ratliff of Maplesville, S.B. Ratliff of Selma and Bill Ratliff of Montgomery; and two sisters, Pauline Payton of McCalla and Jean Tatum of Deatsville.
Ratliff, Mary A.
November 01, 1908 - July 06, 1909
RATLIFF, Mary A., died 7-6-1909, 4 P.M., born Ala., White Female, age 8 months, Parents Millard M. and Nettie Ratliff, both born Ala., Beat 5, Confederate Cemetery, Dr. J. P. Ellsberry.
Ray, Johnnie B. J.
September 20, 1918 - June 19, 2001
Funeral services for Johnnie B. J. Ray, 82, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 22, 2001, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Douglas Scott and Rev. Timothy Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Posey Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Ray was born on Sept 20, 1918, in Chilton County, the son of the late Tom Ray and the late Rosanna Ray. He was a farmer and served in the Army from Jan. 27, 1943 until Dec. 12, 1945. He died on June 19, 2001, at his residence. Survivors include three sons, Edward Ray and Travis Ray. both of Jemison, and Jerry Ray, Clanton; two daughters, Gladys Langston, Thorsby, and Sue Clark, Clanton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Silas, Lonnie Ruth (Ray)
May 19, 1917 - April 18, 2003
Ruth Silas, 85 of Deatsville died on Friday, April 18, 2003. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2003 at Ridout's Prattville Chapel with Rev. Jim Graham officiating. Burial followed at Wadsworth Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Silas was preceded in death by her husband W. C. Wiggins, one son Raymond Silas and father of their children Neal Silas. She is survived by fours sons Emmett (Vickie) Silas, David (Tammie) Silas, Ronie (Jeannie) Silas and Randy (Vickie) Silas, all of Prattville; one daughter-in-law (June) Silas of Prattville; four daughters Betty (Carl) Bishop of Mobile, Ruby (Albert) Montgomery of Deatsville, Sara Silas of Deatsville and Brenda (David) Kaiser of Gulf Shores; three step-daughters Aileen Wiggins (Husky) Leslie Burks (Gene) of Robertsdale and Agnes (Dale) Faust of McKenzie; two sisters Gadie Mullins of Clanton and Wilma Owens of Clanton; two brothers Carson Ray of Prattville and Aubrey Ray of Deatsville; 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20. Active pallbearers were Wendal Silas, Wade Silas, Mike Cowling, Stan Cowling, Bill Cowling, Steve Montgomery, Chris Farmer, Neal Silas and John Silas. Honorary pallbearers were John David Silas and Dylan Silas. Alternate pallbearer was Phillip Bentley. A special thanks to the staff of Autumn Place Assisted Living, Millbrook, and Wiregrass Hospice.
Artum, Martha Artum (Ray)
July 12, 1842 - April 13, 1916
GRAY, Mrs. Martha Artum, died 4-14-1916, 11 p.m., born in Ala., white female, housewife, age 74, widow, parents, William and Sarah Smith Ray, both born in GA, Beat 10, Heart, Chestnut Creek Cemetery, Dr. W.T. Wise.
Traywick, Mary Esther (Ray)
March 15, 1911 - August 08, 2000
Funeral services for Esther Ray Traywick, 89, Clanton, will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Visitation was at Martin funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, from 5-8 p.m. Traywick was born on March 15, 1911, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Oliver L. and Bedie L. Ray. She was a homemaker. She died on Aug. 8, 2000, at Healthsouth Montgomery Rehab. Survivors include two daughters, Gulma Heflin, Albany, Ga., and Marjorie Chancellor, Pinehurst, N.C.; three sons, Thomas Traywick, Maple, N.C., Roger Traywick, Headland, and Len Traywick, Montgomery; three sisters, Gatie Mullins and Wilma Owens, both of Clanton, Ruth Silas, Prattville; two brothers, Aubrey Ray, Wetumpka, and John Ray, Prattville; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Traywick.
Ray, Napoleon, Jr.
January 27, 1928 - February 07, 2003
Funeral services for Neopoleon Ray Jr., 75, of Prattville, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alvin Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Pates Chapel Baptist Cemetery in Jemison. Born on Jan. 27, 1928 to Neopoleon Ray Sr. and Ivey Ray, he died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003 at Chilton Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Margaret C. Ray of Prattville; sons Kenny Ray of Clanton and Barry Ray of Clanton; daughters Helen Price of Thorsby, Fay Groom of Maplesville, Diane Tubbs of Clanton, Pay Ray of Clanton and Thonda Giles of Jemison; step-son Don Turner of Billingsley; brothers Duvard Ray of Jemison and Spence Ray of Jemison; sisters Arlethia Price of Thorsby and Gladys Price of Thorsby; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Cofer, Vera (Ray)
September 06, 1912 - April 05, 2003
Funeral services for Vera Ray Cofer, 90, of Jemison, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton with Mr. Fred Robinson officiating. Burial followed at Mars Hill Baptist Cemetery in Jemison. Born on Sept 6, 1912 to tom Ray and Dovie Ray, she died April 5, 2003 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Survivors include her brother Charles Ray of Jemison; sisters Vassie Smith of Shelby and Lois Scott of Shannon. She was preceded in death by her husband John Cofer.
Dutton, Juanita Virginia (Reeves)
December 25, 1941 - December 14, 1998
Funeral services for Juanita Virginia Dutton, 56, of Marbury Chapel With Rev. Craig Carter officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena with Martin Funeral directing. Mrs. Dutton was born Dec. 23, 1941, in Mobile County to Myrtice reeves of Montgomery. She was a homemaker. She died Dec. 14, 1998, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Elijah Dutton of Marbury; two sons: James Earl Carr and Winston Ted Carr Jr., both of Prattville; three Daughters: Dian Gober of Prattville, Linda Johnson of Minot, N.D. and Renee Fuller of Eclectic; a sister, Marie Dorma of Montgomery; and 21 grandchildren.
Haggard, Helga (Renate)
1938 - June 25, 2004
Services for Helga Renate Haggard, 66, of Maplesville, are today at Maplesville Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Martin Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Maplesville. Rev. Ty Parten and Billy Wyatt will officiate. Haggard died Friday, June 25, at Brookwood Hospital in Jefferson County. She was an inspector. She is survived by sons David Stough of Maplesville and Michael Stough of Elreno, Okla.; daughters Martina Stough Austin of Clanton, Tammy Stough Roper of Billingsley and Kelly Stough Harrison of Maplesville; three sisters and two brothers in Germany, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.