June 4, 2005
DONALD R. BRASHER
RAGLAND - Funeral Service for Donald R. Brasher, 82, will be Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at Kilgroe Chapel, Pell City, with the Rev. Ricky Paterson and the Rev. Vince Arnold officiating. Interment will be at Lawleys Chapel.
Mr. Brasher died Thursday, June 2. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Davis Brasher; sons, Duke Brasher and Steve Brasher; daughters, Linda Ledlow and Patti Crump; brother, R.P. Brasher; sisters, Annie Laura Hollis and Rachal March; grandchildren, Ronald Thornton, Rhonda Hannah, Kati Sweatt, Daniel Thornton, David Thornton and Allison Lovell; nine great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City, will direct the service.
TALLADEGA SPRINGS - James Dudley, 84, died Friday, June 3, at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel.
KELLYTON - Jessie Fuller died June 3 at Adams Nursing Home, Alexander City. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Armour's Memorial Funeral Home.
TERRY WAYNE RAMSEY
PELL CITY - Funeral Service for Terry Wayne Ramsey, 56, will be Sunday, June 5, at 4 p.m. at Kilgroe Chapel, Pell City. Interment will be at St. Clair Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ricky Patterson officiating.
Mr. Ramsey died Friday, June 3. He is survived by parents Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Ramsey; brothers Aubrey Dale Ramsey, Larry James Ramsey and Jerome Robert Ramsey; sisters Tammy Gullups and Trudy Patterson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close acquaintances. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 5, from 3-4 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City, will direct the service.
ALPINE - Robert Rivers, 45, of 374 Nottingham Rd., Alpine, died June 2 at RMC. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary.
CLAUDE UNDERWOOD, SR.
MUNFORD - Claude Underwood, Sr., 94, of 134 Julia Jones Lane, Munford, died June 2 at Talladega Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary.
June 9, 2005
LERA SELLERS BECKETT
SYLACAUGA - Funeral services for Lera Beckett, 84, will be Thursday, 3 p.m. at the Radney-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Bufrey Dean, Elder Steve Stathelson and Elder Johnathan Blakley officating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Sylacauga.
Mrs. Beckett passed away June 7. She was a loving mother and homemaker, a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church and the citizens Friday Card Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Arthur Lee Beckett. She is survived by daughters Brenda Beckett Dean and husband Elder Bufrey of Sylacauga, Peggy Beckett Johnson and husband Sam of Sylacauga, Wanda Beckett McCain and husband Reggie of Alabaster, Sue Beckett Smitherman and husband Perry of Sylacauga, and Vickie Beckett McCarthy and husband Milton of Vestavia Hills; sister, Edna Miller and husband Jack of Weogufka; 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jeff Kelley, Dennis Dean, Daniel Dean, Brad McCain, Glen Kelley, Jason Phillips, Adam Smitherman and Justin Dean Radney-Smith Funeral Home directing. You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com.
ROY LEONARD CASEY, SR
TALLADEGA - Funeral services for Roy Casey, 72, will be Thursday June 9, 3 p.m. at the Talladega Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Nickles officiating. Burial will follow in Mid Way Memorial Gardens. Mr. Casey passed away June 6 at his home.
Mr. Casey was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega County, and was retired from W & W Heating and cooling Company, with 36 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Neomi Sewell Casey; sons, Don Shelton and Jimmy Wayne Casey, and brother, W.J. Casey. He is survived by daughters, Elaine Waters of Millerville, Connie Guyther of Oxford, Kathy Nunis of Talladega and Tinnie Pitts of Talladega; sons, Roy Leonard Casey Jr. of Talladega, Michael Hal Casey of Talladega and Donald Wayne Johnson of Talladega; sisters, Dixie Micinnish of California, Jeanette Cannon of Sylacauga and Joyce Brewer of Talladega; brothers James Casey and Harvey "Comer" Casey both of Talladega; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Bryan and Darren Whitworth, Jerry Nunis, Stevie Waters, Keith Haney, Chad McDonald and Bobby Trussell. Honorary pallbearers are Pete Whitworth, Robert Thrasher and Alan Gurley. Talladega Funeral Home is directing.
JAMES EMMETT DUDLEY
SYLACAUGA - Graveside services for James Dudley, 84, will be Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m., with burial at Talladega Springs Cemetery. Mr. Dudley passed away Friday, June 3, at his residence. He is survived by three sons, Calvin Dudley, MD, of Albuquerque, N.M., Jimmie Dudley and Ward Dudley. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
ROBERT EARL EDWARDS
SYLACAUGA - Funeral services for Robert Earl Edwards, 63, will be Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with the Rev. Wayne McDaniel officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards died Sunday, June 5, at Brookwood Medical Center. A native of Sycamore, he served in the U.S. Army and was employed by Floyd and Beasley Transfer Co., Inc. since August of 1961, and a member of Sylacauga Masonic Lodge.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charlie B. Edwards, and nephew, Lorne Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Wesson Edwards of Sylacauga; daughter, Carla Jane Edwards Chappell and husband Kevin Dewayne of Sylacauga; mother, Ressie Edwards of Prattville; sister, Judy Knox and husband Jerry of Prattville; brother, Leroy Edwards of Sycamore; granddaughter, Christine Elizabeth Chappell of Sylacauga; grandson, Robert Matthew Chappell of Sylacauga; niece, Teresa Stinson and husband Ray; nephew, Jason Edwards; great niece, Haley Prescott; great nephew, Dallas Prescott. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 8, from 5:30-8 at Curtis and Son North Chapel.
Pallbearers are Winston Pruitt, Roy McGrady, Jeff McGrady, Jimmy Machen, Leroy Edwards and Jason Edwards. Honorary pallbearers are Floyd and Beasley Employees. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
EVANGELINE "VAN" GARRETT
GOODWATER - Funeral services for Van Garrett, 60, will be Friday, 1 p.m. at New Directions Ministries, with burial following at Pine Hill AOH Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Darren Ackles and Bishop D.L. Norwood officiating.
Mrs. Garrett passed away June 4 at University Hospital. She was a member of Move God Deliverance Tabernacle of Goodwater and Camp Hill. She is survived by daughters, Lisa and Sharon Garrett, both of Talladega; mother, Estell Jackson of Talladega, and brother, Thomas Garrett of Atlanta, Ga. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary directing.
WILLIAM DEMUS FRAZIER
TALLADEGA - Funeral services for William Demus Frazier, 84, 822 West Battle Street, will be Friday, 2:30 p.m. at Terry's Chapel, with the Rev. B. E. McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Frazier died June 4 at Russell Medical Center. He was a graduate of Drewry High School, attended Talladega College and was employed by Brooks Foundry. He was an honorably discharged veteran of WWII. He is survived by daughters Carol E. Frazier and Jacquelyn O. Cantey, both of Bronx, N.Y.; sons William D. Frazier Jr. and James D. Frazier, both of Talladega, Roger A. Frazier, Chicago, Ill.; sister Fannie E. Hicklin, Madison, Wis. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the service.
REV. LEWIS HAMILTON JR.
SYLACAUGA - Funeral service for the Rev. Lewis Hamilton Jr., 89, will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Sylacauga, with the Rev. Roosevelt Petterson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
The Rev. Lewis Hamilton Jr. was born July 6, 1915 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hamilton Sr. in Talladega County. He confessed Christ at an early age with the Harper Spring Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He united in Holy matrimony to the late Annie Lou Pope on January 4, 1956.
Lewis departed his life Monday, June 6, at the Pleasant Grove Healthcare, Pleasant Grove. He leaves to cherish his memories four sons Andrew L. Hamilton of Detroit, Mich., David Hamilton of Homewood, Joe Ashley (Pearlie) of Sylacauga, Johnny Ashley (Annette) of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters Willie B. Scott (Curtis) Dayton, Ohio, Emma Jr. Turner of Sylacauga; two brothers, Tommie Hamilton (Maza) of Orlando, Fla. and Morgan Cook (Mattie) of Detroit, Mich., grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousin and other relatives.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers. On Thursday the body may be viewed at the funeral home from 2-6 p.m. and at the Church Friday, 2-3 p.m. Childersburg Mortuary Services will direct the service.
GADSDEN - Pearlie Holiday, 93, 202 Holliday St., formerly of Sycamore, died June 7 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Community Funeral Home.
June 11, 2005
MERRELL EUGENE BATES
LOGAN MARTIN — Funeral services for Merrell Eugene Bates, 65, will be Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at Curtis and Son Funeral Home Childersburg Chapel with the Rev. Farrell Morris officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bates died Thursday, June 9. He was preceded in death by his brother, Macon Bates. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Bates of Logan Martin; daughters, Joey Patterson of Childersburg, Julie Quigley of Birmingham, Erin Collins and husband, Brett of Goldsboro, N.C. and Shanna Quigley of Birmingham; grandchildren, Hunter Collins, Taylor Patterson, Holden Collins and Ava Valerie Collins; a nephew, Greg Bates and wife, Carla of Childersburg; great niece, Regan Bates and great nephew, Trevor Bates; as well as numerous friends.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Horton, Bill Selby, Van Cooey, Ronnie Pullen, Steve Patterson, Gary Wesson, Jimmy Butts and David Dunlap. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Sanford, Bobby Thompson, Gilbert Reynolds, Matt Carroll, Mike Massey, Buddy Roe, Jim Vanderwerth and Phil Williams. Visitation will be Sunday, June 12, from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Curtis and Son Funeral Home Childersburg Chapel will direct the service.
ESSIE REE BRADFORD
ALEX CITY — Funeral services for Essie Ree Bradford will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hatchett Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Wright's Funeral Home will direct.
MARY G COTTER
ARITON — Mary G Cotter, 81 of Hwy 51, Ariton (Old Tabernacle Community) passed away Monday afternoon, June 6, in Enterprise following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 8, from Old Tabernacle United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Jones and the Rev. Fred Hollis officiating. Burial followed in the Old Tabernacle Cemetery
with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home directing. She was placed in the church one hour before service time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Old Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Hwy 51 North, New Brockton, Alabama 36351 or First United Methodist Church, 400 East Street South, Talladega, Alabama, 35160.
Mrs. Cotter was born September 8, 1923 in Coffee County to the late Joseph C and Naomi Bottoms Speigner. She retired from Alatex, a former Enterprise manufacturing company, where she served as a supervisor for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.K. (Kermit) Cotter, a sister Nell Speigner Ellis, and a stepmother, Mamie Austin Speigner.
Survivors include a son, Kermit G. Cotter (Nancy), Talladega; grandson Chris Cotter (Stefanie), Hoover; a great granddaughter, Gracie Cain Cotter, Hoover; a brother in law O.C. Ellis, Enterprise; sisters Sallie Graves (Willie) , Chattahoochee, FL; and Ruby Crumpler (Zelda), Enterprise; brother O'Neal Speigner (Janice), Enterprise; niece Ann Cotter Owens, Geneva; numerous nieces and nephews.
SAMUEL ELIJAH FLOREY
VINCENT — Funeral services for Samuel Elijah Florey, 62, will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Vincent First United Methodist Church. Visitation Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home Pell City.
CHILDERSBURG — Toney Garrett, 52, of 2200 Kylmulga Road died June 10 at Hamilton Infirmary in Hamilton. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Community Funeral Home.
FLORENCE M GILBERT
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for Mrs. Florence M. Gilbert, 83, of Sylacauga was held at Curtis and Son North Chapel in Sylacauga on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Dale Abrams, the Rev. Ivan Fuller and Eric Howell officiating, with Kathleen Ryan playing the bagpipes. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Florence M. Gilbert was born in Norwich, England on March 15, 1922, and died peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, at Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga. Florence M. Gilbert is survived by her husband, James E. Gilbert of Sylacauga; a daughter, Barbara M. Robertson and Bill Shaw of Sylacauga; two sons, Thomas George Gilbert and wife Katie of Talladega and James Lamar Gilbert and wife Joyce of Warrior; a sister, Audrey Cooke-Smith of England; grandchildren, Michael Gilbert, Eric Howell, Ginger Howell, Ralph Carter, Renee Carter, Robert Carter, Charity Monistere, Hope Peebles and Teff Ayral; and Roger Bunn, Dorothy Clapton, George Clapton, Annette Petty and Chris Petty of England, as well as several other family members in England.
Pallbearers were Chuck Terrell, Jim Ray, Jeremy Browning, Johnny Jones, Joe Sharit Ralph Carter and Kennon McArthur. The family and extended family received friends Friday, June 3, from 5-8:30 p.m. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel directed the service. Curtis and Son Funeral Home wish to apologize to Mr. James E. Gilbert, and the family and friends of Mrs. Florence M. Gilbert for not placing this announcement in the local newspaper in time in order for some of you to attend her services or to send flowers. Flowers may still be sent to the North Chapel and we will see that the family receives them.
REBECCA ANN GILDER
SYLACAUGA — Rebecca Ann Gilder, 68, of 144 Cleveland Avenue died June 10 at BMC-Montclair. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Community Funeral Home.
MASIE MARIE KNIGHT
FAYETTVILLE — Funeral services for Masie Marie Knight, 31, will be Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at Full Gospel Tabernacle with the Rev. Joe Kelley, the Rev. Bill Lutz, and the Rev. Tommy Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Talladega Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Knight died Thursday, June 9, at Russell Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Randy "Buck" McKee, grandfather, Preston McKee; cousin Misty Kelley; grandmother, Maebell Roberson; grandfather-in-law, Brannon Knight; great grandmother, Lois Winslett; great grandfather, Emmett Winslett.
She was active in the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. Her passion was God, family, and music. She is survived by her husband, Chris Knight of Fayetteville; sons C.J. Knight of Fayetteville, Jacob Knight of Fayetteville; Step-Father, Howdy Thornburg; Mother Connie Thornburg both of Childersburg; Brothers Randall Shane McKee, and his wife Tanya McKee of Fayetteville, Christopher Colt McKee of Childersburg; Sister, Rachael McKee of Louisiana; Grandfathers Henry Matson, William "Pop" Roberson both of Fayetteville; Grandmothers, Betty Matson of Fayetteville, Mary McKee of Sylacauga, Nell "Maw" Knight of Childersburg; Niece, Amber McKee of Fayetteville; Nephew, Payton McKee of Fayetteville; Father-in-Law, Ronnie Knight of Childersburg, Vivian Crowe of Fayetteville; Host of aunt, uncles, and cousins.
The family received friends Friday, June 10, from 5-8 p.m. and will receive friends Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Talladega Springs Full Gospel Tabernacle. You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com.
Pallbearers will be Mack Robinson, Ronnie "Dog" Pullen, Steve Rogers, Steve Laney, Steve McDaniel, Mike Hall, Bobby Brown and Kent Pearson. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Morris and Jerry Hope. Radney-Smith Funeral Home, Sylacauga, will direct the service.
LILLIAN JEANETTE MOONEY
SYLACAUGA — Funeral services for Lillian Jeanette Mooney, 73, will be Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Tim Wilson and the Rev. Tommy Thornton officiating with interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Mrs. Mooney died Thursday, June 9, at Coosa Valley Medical Center. She attended Sylacauga Church of God, she retired from Palace Drug Company after 26 years of service, she is preceded in death by her husband Lucky A. Mooney. She is survived by son Aubrey Michael Mooney of Anniston; brother, William Clifford Ricks of Alaska; Several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 11 from 5-8 p.m. at the chapel. You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home, Sylacauga, will direct the service.