Edwards, Martha C.
1825 - 1920
Dated 3-18-1920, Mrs. Edwards, Wife of Uncle Dock, of West End, died at home last Tuesday night. Probably the oldest woman in this County, she lacked only a few days being 99 years old. Burial was in Clanton City Cemetery. She was the Mother of Mrs. J. J. Armstrong, Mrs. A. C. Poole, and Mrs. G. P. Aldridge.
Fox, Mary Effie
1883 - August 1923
Mrs. W. W. Fox was killed in an auto wreck near Huntsville, burial Clanton City Cemetery.
McGalliard, Mary Frances
July 23, 1930 - November 24, 2003
Services for Mary McGalliard, 73, of Verbena, were held Nov. 26 at Union Grove Chapel with burial in the Union Grove Congregational Cemetery in Elmore County. Mrs. McGalliard, a homemaker, died at Saint Vincent's Hospital, Nov. 24.Survivors include her sons, Charles Dennis of Clanton and Mike Dennis of Verbena; daughters, Charlotte Hulsey of Verbena and Marilyn Burnette of Clanton; sisters, Louise Hooks of Verbena and Glenda Jackson of Jemison.
Thompson, Mary Jane
October 20, 1855 - March 08, 1936
Mrs. Martha Jane Thompson, age 81, died Sunday at the home of her Daughter, Mrs. Kate Duncan, of Clanton of Pneumonia. Her Husband, J.J. Thompson, died several years ago. She was buried at Mountain Springs Cemetery. Survived by 4 Sons and 2 Daughters.
Mastin, Mary M.
July 23, 1865 - January 09, 1934
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary M. Mastin, 68, wife of Dr. O. C. Mastin, who died Tuesday Morning at 3:20 o'clock at her hoem, five miles north-east of Clanton, following an illness of several months duration, were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence F. Gerald, in Clanton. The Rev. E. W. Butler, of Thorsby, officiated. Mrs. Mastin was born and reared in Illinois, but removed to Chilton County with her family from Nebraska twenty-two years ago. She was prominently known throughout Chilton county and was especially well known in her community. Surviving her are he husband, Dr. O. C. Mastin; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence F. Gerald, of Clanton, and Mrs. P. W. Horn, of Birmingham; three sons, Frank Mastin, Childersburg, Orville Mastin, Jasper, and Walter Mastin of Clanton. The following friends of the family served as active pallbearers: J. Hugh Jones, F. J. Callen, C. O. Jones, C. B. Cox, C. F. Jones, and L. E. Diefnederfer. Clanton Physicians were honorary pallbearers. Burial was in the Clanton Cemetery with Martin and Sons in charge.
Bean, Minnie Velvie
September 20, 1900 - December 26, 1997
Services for Mrs. Minnie Velvie Bean, 97, of Locust Grove, GA, were Tuesday, December 30, at 10 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roland Davis officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Methodist Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Bean died at her residence on December 26. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruby B. Bucless of Locust Grove, GA; a son, Norman Earl Bean of Lacy Springs AK, six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Cox, Mollie Malinda B.
October 13, 1917 - May 12, 2002
Funeral services for Mollie Malinda Cox, 84, will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pate Hutchins and Rev. Billy Boatwright officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton. Cox was born on Oct. 13, 1917 in Chilton County and died on Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton. Survivors include daughters, Frances M. Mims, Clanton; sons Jimmy Cox and Freddie Cox, Clanton; and 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Died October 04, 2004
Mrs. Ruth Edwards, a native of Chilton County and a resident off Daphne, died Monday October 4 at a local health care facility. She is survived by her husband, Berligh Edwards of Daphne; one daughter, Susan Tramel of Daphne; son, Mike Edwards of Daphne; five grandchildren, Chris, Jennifer, Jason, Kevin and Jourdin; four great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, Jonah and Brett and many other friends and relatives. Graveside services will be October 7 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 6 at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Daphne from 5-7 p.m.
December 12, 1875 - February 24, 1938
Mrs. Sallie Rollins died Feb. 24, by taking her life wit a shot gun. She is survived by her Husband, A.M. Rollins, 3 Children, Mrs. Tom Kemp of Clanton, Miss Nellie Rollins of Clanton, and John Rollins of Thorsby, two Sisters, Mrs. Maggie Foshee of Thorsby and Mrs. Mattie Oaks of Birmingham. Burial was at Liberty Hill Cemetery. She was born 12-12-1885.
Vanderslice, James Victor
March 10, 1930 - June 08, 2004
James Victor Vanderslice Graveside services for James Victor Vanderslice, 74, of Clanton, will be held today, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Chilton Memorial Gardens. Reverend Zack Bates will officiate. Mr. Vanderslice, a truck driver and a veteran, died June 8. Survivors include his wife, Ann Vanderslice of Clanton; sons, James, Emmett and Douglas Vanderslice, all of Clanton; daughters, Barbara Rivera of Oldsmar, Fla. and Eula Faye Vanderslice of Denver; grandsons, Mitchell and Matthew Vanderslice of Clanton, James Hansen of Denver and Miguel Rivera of Fort Myers, Fla.; granddaughters, Amanda Spenard of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Brooke Martin of Clanton and Mary C. Hansen of Denver.
Jones, Callie I. 'Dumie' (Varden)
1897 - January 02, 1945
Mrs. Duma Varden Jones, age 48, died in Clanton Jan. 2. She is survived by her Husband, J. Renfroe Jones, Mother, Mrs. Mattie Varden of Clanton, 2 Sisters, 1 Brother, E.M. Varden.
Plier, Ollie Mae (Varden)
November 20, 1913 - May 25, 2003
Funeral services for Ollie Mae Plier, 89 of Jemison, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Burnett and Rev. Wayne Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Memorial in Jemison. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Born on Nov. 20, 1913 to Samuel Varden and Martha Varden, she died May 25, 2003 at her residence in Jemison. Survivors include her daughters Lottie Bryant of Jemison and Gearlene Hughes of Jemison; granddaughters Linda Ray, Barbara Price, Sandra Cleckler, Debra Hubbard and Tabatha Hughes; grandson Larry Headley and Darryl Plier; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Oscar B. Plier; son Gene Plier; brother Sterlin Varden; very special niece, Attis Cox.
Varden, Redic Isom
August 14, 1865 - January 12, 1939
R. Isom Varden, age 73, died Monday North of Clanton. Burial was at Maple Springs Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alta Mims Varden, 10 sons and 4 Daughters.
Martin Sue (Varden)
1936 - January 26, 2005
Services for Sue Varden Martin, 68, of Jemison, will be at Union Grove Baptist Church, Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randy Gothard and Rev. Willard Fredricks officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Martin, a retired secretary, died Wednesday, January 26 at her residence Survivors include her husband, Kendall F. Martin Sr. of Jemison; daughter, Wendy (Mitch) Bowden of Jemison; son, Kenny (Jessica) Martin of Clanton; two granddaughters, Holly Bowden and Heather Bowden, both of Jemison; four sisters, Ann O'Connor of Jemison, Jean Foshee of Jemison, Pat Quattlebaum of Troy and Joyce Payton of Clanton. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Varden.
Varner, Bess Sadie
December 31, 1903 - November 24, 1999
Funeral services for Bess Sadie Varner, 95, Clanton, were held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Jones, Rev. Jeff Hughes and Rev. Bobby Hopper officiating. Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Varner was born on Dec. 31, 1903, in Coosa County, the daughter of the late James Issac and Queenie Beatrice Crew. She was a homemaker. She died at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton on Nov. 24, 1999. Survivors include one son, Erby Varner, Clanton; four daughters, Maxine Rollins, Valida, Ga., Juanita Staggs, Clanotn, Gwendolyn Turner, Hartford, and Betty Peacock, Slocomb; two sisters, Lettie Powell and Clara Smith, both of Clanton; one brother, J.B. Crew, Tallassee; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Veazey, Danny Wayne
March 13, 1963 - May 06, 2003
Funeral services for Danny Wayne Veazey, 40 of Clanton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Smitherman and Rev. Robert Griffin officiating. Burial will follow at Mulberry Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville. Born on March 13, 1963 to John Wayne Veazey and Sharron Jeanette Veazey, he died May 6, 2003 at 1504 Samaria Road in Clanton. Survivors include his wife Melody Veazey of Clanton; daughter Kayla Veazey of Clanton; son Justin Veazey of Clanton; father John Wayne Veazey of Clanton; mother Sharron Jeanette Veazey of Clanton; brother Gregory Veazey of Clanton; sister Susan Godwin of Clanton; grandfather Jack Wilson of Clanton; grandmother Clara Veazey of Clanton.
Villadsen, Peter Kortbek
June 20, 1859 - August 23, 1917
People of Thorsby and vicinity were shocked last Friday morning to learn of the sudden death during the night of Mr. P. K. Villadsen, who retired in apparent good health and awoke in the night complaining of pain and died before the doctor could reach the house. The funeral was held on Tuesday at 10:30 from the Congregational Church, of which he was a member. Interment was in Concordia cemetery. Peter Kortbeck Villadsen was born in Morse, Denmark, June 20, 1859. He was raised on a farm and educated in the schools of Denmark. He joined the army service for seven years, during which time he received rank as a corporal and became secretary of his batallion. He came to the United states at the age of twenty six, going first to Chicago for a short stay. He then spent two years as a hunter and trapper in Colorado and Wyoming, returning to Chicago where he held various positions in the employ of the City Railway Co. He was married in Chicago in 1889 to Anna Skov. They came to Thorsby in 1901. Since coming to Thorsby Mr. Villadsen has been actively connected with many of the organizations for the upbuilding of the town. At the time of his death he was Secretary and Manager of the Fruit Growers Association. Past Consul Commander of the W.O.W., member of the Town Council, Chairman of the Federal Farm Loan Committee for Thorsby, was Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Thorsby Institute, and Treasurer of the United Protestant Church. The town of Thorsby will long bear witness to his untiring labors for its welfare and the beautifying of its park and streets.
"Clanton Press, " No longer in print, Thursday, September 6, 1917, Resolutions of Respect In the world's work it is perfectly natural that we prize most highly the person who renders the largest service, or who serves with greatest devotion. It is fitting that some public expression of real appreciation would be made when death puts an end to the physical activities of a co-laborer. The executive committee of the Board of Trustees of Thorsby Institute hereby attempts to express in part its appreciation of the services of one of its most active and faithful members. For the past four and one-half years Mr. Peter K. Villadsen, of Thorsby, Ala., was a member of the Board of Trustees of Thorsby Institute, and served in an official capacity the major part of the time. His devotion to the work and to forego opportunities for personal recreation in order to serve the Institute. He was ever faithful to attend the meetings of the Board and its several committees of which he was a member. As a member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee he was always working to the end that the property should combine comfort, cleanliness and beauty, and his finger prints and footsteps will be in evidence for years to come. His desire to see the Thorsby Institute render the highest service to its growing student body and to the local community seemed to be uppermost in his mind. In his death August 23, 1917, there was a great loss to his family, his church, and our school. We extend to his widow and children our sincere sympathy in this hour of bereavement. We also rejoice with them in the fact that his life as we knew him was such as to leave behind him a record for patriotism, high ideals, and large sympathy for his fellowmen. We pray that his children may emulate his good examples. Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be published in the County paper, a copy spread upon our Committee records, and a copy placed in the hands of the widow of our departed friend and brother. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THORSBY INST.
Vines, John David 'Kudzu'
December 29, 1938 - May 15, 2004
Services for John Vines, 65, of Clanton, will be held today, May 18, at Martin Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery with Reverend Roland Davis officiating. Mr. Vines, a route salesman, died May 15. Survivors include his wife, Janice Vines of Clanton; daughters, Debra Vines of Clanton and Tammy Putman of Clanton; grandchildren, Coty, Nicholas, Heath and Brandy Naramore; sister, Elaine Foshee.
Earle O'Neal Smith
1940 - February 27, 2004
Graveside services for Earle Smith, 58, of Maplesville, will be held today, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Indian Grave Cemetery. Reverend John Ingram will officiate. Mr. Smith, a mechanic, died Feb. 29. Survivors include his sons, Kevin Smith of Maplesville, Kenneth Smith of Maplesville and Tony Smith of Stanton; daughters, Emily Walker of Selma and Sarah Smith of Lawley; brother, Gary Smith of Maplesville and eight grandchildren. He was the son of C.V. and Sarah Smith.