November 28, 2004
GLADYS MaLINDA JEFFERSON
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for Gladys MaLinda Jefferson, 86, will be Monday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Rocky Mount Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Cummings officiating. Burial will be at Rocky Mount Cemetery.
Mrs. Jefferson died Friday, Nov. 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in Talladega County and lived in Clarksville, Tenn., for the last 45 years and was a Methodist by faith.
She is survived by four sons, Robert (Sharon) Jefferson of Terra Haute, Ind., Rodney (Gail) Jefferson of Marietta, Ga., Ronald (Rhue) Jefferson of Loganville, Ga., and Randall Jefferson of Clarksville, Tenn.; two daughters, Martha Ranson of Woodlawn, Tenn., Melisa Jefferson of Clarkville, Tenn., 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother, Elbert Presley of Sylacauga; two sisters, Luney Belle Bryland of Sylacauga and Alma Stone of Sylacauga.
Curtis and Son South Chapel will direct the service.
DAISY LEE HARMON
MUNFORD — Funeral service for Daisy Lee Harmon, 85, will be Monday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at Usrey Chapel in Munford with the Rev. Tim Saccucci officiating. Burial will be at New Lebannon Cemetery.
Mrs. Harmon died Saturday, Nov. 27 at her residence. She was a native of Talladega County and lived in Montgomery from 1963 to 1992 before moving back to Munford. She was a member of Munford Baptist Church where she attended the Willie Mae Langley Sunday school class. She was retired from Sears and Roebuck after 35 years of service and was an avid gardener. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Odell Harmon and granddaughter, Alicia Ann Harmon.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna (Roy) Kendrick of Banks; two sons, George (Connie) Harmon of Sommerville, and John (Faye) Harmon of Munford; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Deacons of Munford Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Usrey Chapel.
Usrey Funeral Home will direct the service.
GEORGE M. (JUG) HILL
NIXBURG — George M. (Jug) Hill died Nov. 26 at Elmore Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright’s Funeral Home.
MATTIE PEARL HOYTT
GOODWATER — Mattie Pearl Hoytt died Nov. 26 at Coosa Valley Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Armour Memorial Funeral Home.
ARCHIE "HOOGIE" LYNCH
TALLADEGA— Archie "Hoogie" Lynch, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 27 at Northeast Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Terry’s Metropolitan Mortuary.
CAROLYN JANE MEEK
ASHLAND — Funeral service for Carolyn Jane Meek, 57, of Ashland will be Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. at Lystra Baptist Church with the Rev. Hillman Burt officiating. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Meek died Friday, Nov. 26 at Clay County Hospital. She was a native of Clay County where she lived for most of her life. She had worked as a certified nurse’s attendant at the Lineville Nursing Facility for several years and was a member of Lystra Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddward Meek Jr.
She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Kerey Meek (Laura) of Cragford, Terry Meek (Caroline) of Ashland, Perry Meek (Maranda) of Ashland and Jerry Meek (Tammy) of Ashland; parents, Floyd and Magdalene McCain Miller of Ashland; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Terry Bowen, Randy Hanners, Tommy McCain, Wayne McCain, Delmer Hanners and Bill Meek.
The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home of Ashland, Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. until service time on Sunday.
Benefield Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge of the arrangements.
ANNIE JANE SAMS
ANNISTON — Annie Jane Sams, 90, formerly of Piedmont, died Friday, Nov. 26 at her residence in Rocklege, Fla.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ervin Funeral Chapel.
ANNISTON — Timothy Scotland, 46, died Saturday, Nov. 27 in Anniston.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Anniston Funeral Services.
RUTH L. THREATT
VINCENT — Ruth L. Threatt, 87, died Friday, Nov. 26 at her home.
Funeral service will be announced by Madden’s Funeral Service.
MARTHA JEAN WHITE
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for Martha Jean White, 57, will be Sunday, Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Sylacauga with the Rev. Todd Henderson and the Rev. Asa Boozer officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memorial Gardens in Calera. Visitation will be from 1 to 1:30 at the church.
Miss White passed away Friday, Nov. 26 at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1947 in Jefferson County. She was employed by Talladega County Schools as a psychometrist.
She is survived by her goddaughter, Martha Jean Washburn; her parents, Robert and Deborah Washburn; her sisters-in-Christ, Sharon McEwen and Rebecca Robinson; and other family and friends.
Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home in Columbiana will direct the service.
November 28, 2004
Long-time Talladega dentist Dr. Teague dead at age 94
Dr. Alto Lee Teague Jr., a long-time dentist and resident of Talladega, died in the early morning hours of Nov. 25 at Citizens Baptist Medical Center.
Teague, 94, grew up in Ashville and attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) as a 16-year-old freshman.
After earning a degree in engineering at API, he went on to complete four years of dental school at Atlanta Southern College, the forerunner of Emory University’s School of Dentistry in 1936.
During his senior year he met his future wife, Nona Long of Melbourne, Fla. The two married in June of 1938 and soon moved to Talladega.
"I had considered several towns for my practice, but Talladega impressed me every time I visited it and so I decided to settle there," Teague told The Daily Home in a past article. "I have always considered myself quite lucky in so many ways and my good luck happened again in a big way in Talladega."
For the next 44 years, Teague practiced dentistry in Talladega’s first air-conditioned building, and was never late to work one day.
"I had a big clock on the wall of my office and not one time during my 44-year career as a dentist did I ever fail to be at work when it struck the 8 a.m. hour," he said.
He also prided himself in never missing a day due to illness.
Before he retired in 1980, Teague built numerous commercial buildings throughout Talladega and was instrumental in the development of the Talladega Shopping Center on North Street.
He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Talladega.
Teague was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by his son, A.L. Teague III and wife, Carole, of North Shelby County; daughter, Patricia Ann Teague Huntsville; one grandson, A. Lee Teague IV and wife, Mitzi, of Birmingham; two granddaughters, Amanda Zinn and husband, Jason, of Homewood and Kimberly Taylor and husband, Drew, of Hoover; one great-granddaughter, Katelyn Grace Zinn; a sister, Evelyn Munroe; three nieces; one great-niece and two great-nephews.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery
with the Rev. Dr. Rob Paul officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Usrey Funeral Home.