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September 20, 2003

JOHNNY RAY SMITH JR.

MUNFORD Funeral service for Johnny Ray (Tatum) Smith Jr., 28, of 611 Matson Road, will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Faith Temple Ministries with Pastor James Curry and the Rev. David Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Midway Memory Gardens.

Mr. Smith died Sept. 12 in Munford. He was a member of Lilly Hill Baptist Church. He was formerly employed by Warner's, Tyson Foods, Redman Homes, Wehadkee Yarn Mills, Image Mills, Pro-Sports, Goldkist Poultry and Georgia Pacific Corporation.

He is survived by his wife, Marcie Renee Davis Smith of Munford; daughters, Marteika Sade Keith of Talladega and Amber Davis of Talladega; stepdaughter, Markeda Davis of Munford; stepson, Jarvis Davis of Munford; his parents, Johnny Ray Smith Sr. and Margaret Ann Beasley Smith of Talladega; sisters, Cynthia Denise Smith of Anniston and Sanjeanetta Renea Smith of Talladega; and brothers, James Edward Smith of Talladega and Robert Lee Smith of Anniston.

The body may be viewed at the church for one hour before the service.

Pallbearers will be Tyrone McKenzie, William McKenzie, Curtis McKenzie, L.M. McKenzie, Dexter Curry and Joe Mosley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Mosley, Jabar Estelle, Craig Turner, Henry Curry, Travis Elston, Cortney Hall, Roy Lee Holtzclaw, Corey Jenkins, William Mosley, Tracy Elston and Jabari Russell.

Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the service.

DOROTHY N. WILLIAMS

TALLADEGA Funeral service for Dorothy N. Williams, 65, will be Saturday at noon at Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Kearley officiating. Burial will be in Midway Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams died Sept. 17 at Baptist Medical Center Montclair in Birmingham. A native and lifelong resident of Talladega County, she was a homemaker and a member of Feed My Sheep Church in Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her father, Brad Oglesby; her mother, Troy Roberts; her sister, Joan Sanders; and two brothers, Ophes Oglesby and James "Pee Wee" Oglesby.

She is survived by one son, Tony Williams of Talladega; three daughters, Debbie Hudgins, Terrie Renda and Tina Guzman of Talladega; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hudgins, Jimmy Elkins, Charles "Cooley" Horn, Danny Bridges, Wayne Bridges and Jerry Bridges.

Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and staff at Baptist Medical Center Montclair in Birmingham.

Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home will direct the service.

JEAN F. PRESSLEY ACKLEY

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. Jean F. Pressley Ackley, 73, formerly of Talladega, died Sept. 18.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Usrey Funeral Home.

JAMES CLIFFORD FRAMES

LINEVILLE Funeral service for James Clifford Frames, 61, of Delta will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church North with the Rev. J.D. Bearden, Jerry Bolt and Willie "Pete" Frames officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Frames died Sept. 17 at the Clay County Hospital. A native of Clay County, he formerly lived in Cleburne County. He retired from the Alabama Department of Transportation, and was a member of the Clay County Sheriff's Reserve for a number of years. He was a member of Abel Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his father, Shellie Frames Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Craven Frames of Delta; two daughters, Lynne Frames and Candi Frames of Delta; his mother, Florence Bonner Frames of Delta; two sisters, Pauline Easterwood and Louise Capps of Delta; three brothers, Edgar Frames, Shellie Frames Jr. and Willie "Pete" Frames of Delta; and two grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Roger Easterwood, Warren Skinner, Calvin Hill, Eddie Bolt, Allen Hewett and Willie Bachus.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday until service time.

Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville will direct the service.

VALERIE L. HOLLAND

TALLADEGA Valerie L. Holland, 36, died Sept. 18 at Baptist Medical Center Montclair in Birmingham.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sims Funeral Service.

IRENE WADSWORTH KIRBY

PELL CITY Graveside service for Irene Wadsworth Kirby, 92, will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Don Dendy officiating.

Mrs. Kirby died Sept. 18 at her residence. She was a resident of Pell City for the past 81 years.

She is survived by grandchildren, Rusty Wadsworth, Mike Wadsworth and Karen Wadsworth of Moody and Dana McDonald of Mobile and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.

ELIZABETH HOLCOMBE LATHAM

SYLACAUGA Funeral service for Elizabeth Holcombe Latham, 74, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home chapel in Sylacauga with Rick Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Forest Crest Cemetery in Birmingham.

Mrs. Latham died Sept. 18. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Cobb Holcombe and Floza Bell Patterson Holcombe. She was married 49 years and was a member of the Old West End Baptist Church in Birmingham.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Latham Jr. of Sylacauga; son, Johnny Lee Latham and wife Marylee Latham of Birmingham; and sisters, Betty Nekein of Pelham and Mary Holcombe and Jeannie Pitts of McKinney, Texas.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga will direct the service.

LEWIS F. SMITH

CHEHALIS, Wash. Memorial service for Lewis F. Smith, 68, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Westover.

Mr. Smith died Sept. 5. He was born in Shelby County and lived in Childersburg for 25 years before leaving to live in Washington in 1963.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Smith of Chehalis, Wash.; daughter, Dina Smith Burton; grandson, Jess Burton of Alpine; sister, Ethelene Hallman of Childersburg; two brothers, Charles Smith of Smith Station and Kenneth Smith of Pell City and a host of nieces and nephews.

September 30, 2003

JANIE L. (HORNE) PRESTON

In loving memory of Mrs. Janie L. (Horne) Preston.

Mrs. Janie H. Preston, 83, of Talladega, AL., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, after a brief illness. Mrs. Preston is preceded in death by her 1st husband, Mr. James R. Smitherman and 2nd husband, Mr. John W. Preston, and two sisters, Mrs. Docia Othis McNair and Mrs. Ora Nell Smith. Mrs. Preston is survived by one son, Mr. James D. Smitherman of Taft, TN., three grandchildren, Dr. David P. Smitherman of Las Alamos, NM., Mr. Jason A. Schanta of San Diego, CA., and Mrs. Melissa R. Wolverton of Birmingham, AL., two great-grandchildren, Elese S. Wolverton and Alexis S. Wolverton. Also, three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Scroggins of Eufaula, AL., Mrs. Ona Lee Jones of Clanton, AL., and Mrs. Lydia Anne Mize of Pototoc, MS., two brothers, Mr. Thomas Horn of Montevallo, AL., and Mr. Don Horne of Montgomery, AL., along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of friends and co-workers.

Visitation will be at Usrey Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 6 until 8 p.m. with the funeral service on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Usrey-Brown, and internment at Pine Hill Memorial Park, with honorary pallbearers provided by the Sheriff's Department and in honor of Mrs. Preston's many years of service.

Mrs. Preston, a long time resident of Talladega, AL., was the oldest law enforcement officer of AL. She was in the end of her 3rd term of Constable for District 5 for Talladega. She delivered court orders and subpoenas for many attorneys in and around Talladega County. She also worked as a security guard for the Talladega Speedway during the race weekend.

She was a member of the Talladega Creek Baptist Church, and in years past a member of the Talladega Garden Society, the Homemakers Guild, the Red Cross Volunteers (and received several awards for years of service) and was probably most remembered for owning and operating the Dairy Queen on North Street for many years. She was instrumental in bringing the Dairy Queen franchises to Alabama by opening and operating the first Dairy Queen in Birmingham previous to opening the one in Talladega.

She was a very clever and astute businesswoman in times when it was very hard for a woman to succeed in business. At one point in her career she campaigned and ran for the position of Secretary of State of Alabama, and had received a citation from the Democratic Party for loyalty and service in helping with the election board and voting centers.

In between her business career and public service she found time to organize and direct the Talladega Rhythm Band, canned all kinds of fruits and vegetables, and made many beautiful quilts and afghans, which she gave as treasured gifts to many loved ones and friends. All this, while being a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend to countless others. She always had a smile and encouraging word for those she came across. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Usrey Funeral Home.

JUDIE E. ABRAMS

SYLACAUGA Funeral service for Judie E. Abrams, 81, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home chapel in Sylacauga with the Rev. Mark Deason and the Rev. Milton Morris officiating. Burial will be in Talladega Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Abrams died Sept. 28 at Sylacauga Health Care in Sylacauga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Clyde Abrams and a sister, Esther Varner.

She is survived by daughters, Betty E. Martin and husband Terrell Martin of Sylacauga, Bonnie J. McDonald of Kennesaw, Ga., Sue O'Neal and husband Billy O'Neal of Sylacauga and Judy A. Knight and husband Ronnie Knight of Childersburg; brothers, Willie Varner of Ensley and Gordon Varner of Marble Valley; sisters, Margie Epperson and Buena Mae McDonald of Sylacauga; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Don Dennis, Keith Dennis, Eric Dennis, Jeremy Bullard, Brad Martin and Aric Murchison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Knight, Mickey Harris, Chuck Barnett and Robby Matson.

You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga will direct the service.

ALWIN LEE CAMP

OXFORD Funeral service for Alwin Lee Camp, 59, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home chapel.

Mr. Camp died Sept. 29 at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Miller Funeral Home will direct the service.

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