August 13, 2005
EMMA DALE GAY ATKINSON
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Emma Dale Gay Atkinson, formerly of Talladega, died Tuesday, August 2 at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her mother Ruth Chambers Gay of Talladega and her husband Leland Guy Atkinson, Jr. of Wadesboro, N.C.
She is survived by her son, Leland G. "Landy" Atkinson, III, his wife Deborah A. Wight and their son Ryan C.W. Atkinson of Rochester, N.Y. and her daughter, D. Gay Atkinson, II and husband Gary A. Michaud of Stonington, ME., her brother-in-law, Harold W. Atkinson of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C., her cousin, Dorothy Power of Talladega, three nephews Obie and Chip Atkinson of Harrisville, NH, Murray Olmstead, of Moorspark, CA., and a niece, Kathy Forbes, of Waxhaw, N.C. Dale was born August 13, 1916 in Talladega to Arnold W. Gay and Ruth Chambers Gay. She was an only child with nine aunts and uncles. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in Journalism and was a sister of Delta Delta Delta. She furthered her education at the Teachers College, Columbia University, New York where she received her master's degree in child psychology. She taught ballroom dancing in New York City for Arthur Murray's Dance Studio. Dale trained to teach the deaf at the School for the Deaf, Edgewood, PA. Later she taught the deaf in Providence, RI, Trenton, NJ and Santa Barbara, CA. On October 12, 1945 she married Leland Guy "Lee" Atkinson, Jr. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston, MA. they settled in Beaver, PA where she raised her family. Lee was Plant Engineer for the Westinghouse Standard Controls Division. After Lee's death in 1985, Dale moved back to Talladega to be closer to her roots and childhood friends. In 1998, she moved to St. John Meadows in Rochester, N.Y. to be involved with her grandson, Ryan. Interment will be on Dale and Lee's 60th wedding anniversary at 11:30 a.m., October 12, 2005 in the Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, N.C. Memorial contributions can be made to Cobblestone School, 10 Prince St., Rochester, N.Y. 14607 or to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 208 North Street, Talladega, AL 35160.
DOROTHY RIGGINS HARRIS
SYLACAUGA - Funeral services for Dorothy Riggins Harris, 74, will be Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m. at Mignon Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Reaves officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Harris died Thursday, August 11 at her residence. She was a member of Mignon Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult 3 Mixed Sunday School Class. She retired from Avondale Mills after some 13 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyal and Essie Mae Riggins and her sister, Barbara Riggins Clower. She is survived by her husband, Linwood Harris of Sylacauga; sons, Greg Minor of Helena and Mike Taylor of Birmingham; daughter, Gail Turner of Sylacauga; step-sons, David Harris of Sylacauga and Rodger Harris of Lowndesboro; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, August 13 from 5-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Loran Riggins, Butch Carden, Scotty Lewis, Milford Payton, Paul Minor and Jeff Pashai. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult 3 Mixed Sunday School Class at Mignon Baptist Church. You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga will direct the service.
HARPERSVILLE - Debra Worsham, 48, died Thursday, August 11 at Brookwood Medical Center. Madden Funeral Service will announce arrangements.
August 16, 2005
ROBERT WAYNE “ROBBIE” WHITTEN, SR.
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Robert Wayne “Robbie” Whitten Sr., 41, will be Wednesday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at the Talladega Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Love officiating. Burial will be at Bethlehem UMC Cemetery
Mr. Whitten died Sunday, August 14 in Talladega.
He was a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but had lived most of his life in Talladega County. He was a master carpenter and was employed by Elkins Construction. He was a member of Wewoka Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas F. and Virginia Whitten and brother, Jerry Whitten Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Paige Whitten of Talladega; sons, Robbie Whitten Jr., Brenten Whitten, Samuel Whitten, Alex Whitten all of Talladega; sisters, Ann Wills and Penny Hudson both of Talladega; brothers, James Franklin and Tony Ray Whitten both of Talladega; grandmother, Dora Norris of Warner Robbins, Ga.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Charles Haynes Jr., Wes Hudson, Jeremy Tipton, Johnny Jones, Jessie Bromage, Michael Shane Hudgins, George Landers, Billy Ray Elkins and George Sims.
Talladega Funeral Home will direct the service.
MAXINE DOZIER WILSON
CHILDERSBURG — Funeral services for Maxine Dozier Wilson, 65, will be Wednesday, August 17 at 11 a.m. at Reaching the World Bible Church with Rev. Willie B. O’Neal and Rev. Henry Looney officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Wilson died Saturday, August 13 at her residence.
She is survived by her sisters, Janet McKinney and Cynthia Cook both of Birmingham, Connie Kelley and Martha Dozier both of Sylacauga; brother, Larry Dozier of Sylacauga; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Flower bearers will be friends of the family.
Community Funeral Home will direct the service.
TALLADEGA — Josie Kelly, 81, died Sunday, August 14 at Citizens BMC.
Sims Funeral Service will announce arrangements.
SYLACAUGA — Infant girl Marbury died Sunday, August 14 at Citizens BMC.
Community Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
MARJORIE LEE ROZELLE
ASHLAND — Graveside services for Marjorie Lee Rozelle, 79, will be Tuesday, August 16 at 2 p.m. at Ashland City Cemetery
with Rev. Frank Raspberry officiating.
Mrs. Rozelle died Monday, August 15 at the Clay County Hospital.
She was a native of Etowah County; a former resident of Tuscaloosa. She attended Marvins Chapel United Methodist Church near her home on Highway 148. She and her husband, Albert operated a Garden Store on the Ashland Square and later sold fruit trees and nursery stock at their home.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence Collins and Edgar Collins.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Lee Rozelle of Ashland.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 16 from 12:30 -2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Donald Patterson, William Patterson, Lee Rozelle, Bill Sim, Stanley Smith, Ben Wood, Joe Runyan, and Coolidge Sims.
Benefield Funeral Home of Ashland will direct the service.
August 19, 2005
WALTER CECIL CLEGHORN
SYLACAUGA — Funeral services for Walter Cecil Cleghorn, 86, will be Friday, August 19 at 1 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with Rev. Eddie Forbus and Rev. Donald Conn officiating. Burial will be at Marble City Cemetery. Mr. Cleghorn died Wednesday, August 17 at Sylacauga Health Care. He retired from Avondale Mills; served in the U.S. Army. He was a native of Sylacauga. He is survived by his wife, Jane S. Cleghorn of Sylacauga; son, Thomas P. Cleghorn of Sylacauga; daughters, Patricia Thomas and Jo Holmes both of Sylacauga; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kevin Varner, Kenny Thomas, Trey Thomas, Joseph Holmes, Cody Cleghorn, and Rex Phurrough. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Thomas and Jimmy Holmes. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
DESIREE DIANE GILBERT
CHILDERSBURG — Graveside services for Desiree Diane Gilbert will be Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. at the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery
with Bro. Lane officiating. Miss Gilbert died Sunday, August 14 at Baptist Medical Center in Talladega. She is survived by her mother, Santrice Marbury of Childersburg; her father, Calvin Gilbert, Jr. of Alpine; brother, Zachariah Marbury of Childersburg; grandparents, James and Yulanda Marbury of Childersburg and Calvin Gilbert of Alpine; and a host of other relatives and friends. Community Funeral Home will direct the service.
AUDREY FAYE HENDERSON
SYCAMORE — Audrey Faye Henderson, 52, died Thursday, August 18 at Shelby Memorial Hospital. Curtis and Son Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
JAMES ALBERT INGRAM
WILSONVILLE — Funeral services for James Albert Ingram, 64, will be Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Keith Owensby and Rev. Robert Ingram officiating. Burial will be at Stewartville Church of God. Mr. Ingram died Tuesday, August 16 at UAB. He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Ingram; mother, Lucille Brasher; step-mother, Lessie Scott; and brother, Roland Brasher. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Ingram of Wilsonville; sons, Albert Wade Ingram and wife, Elizabeth of Sylacauga, Terry Ingram of Sylacauga, James Ray Ingram of Wilsonville, Michael Ingram of Wilsonville, and Gary Holsomback of Montevallo; daughters, Teresa Carr and husband, Rickey of Sylacauga, and Mary Vick and husband, Barry of Westover; brothers, Robert Ingram of Lawley, Harold Ingram of Columbiana, Marvin Ingram of Sylacauga and Jerry Wayne Brasher of Clanton; sisters, Mary Ann Headley and Patsy Singleton both of Clanton; 16 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Randy Pogue, Rodney Isbell, Anthony Isbell, Allen Pogue, Ferris Vick, and Kevin Bevels. Honorary pallbearers will be William Bevels, Jr. and Bruce Jenkins. You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
JOSIE C. KELLY
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Josie C. Kelly, 81, will be Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with pastor Bobby J. Welch officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Mrs. Kelly died Sunday, August 14 at Citizens BMC. She is survived by her children, Barbara Twyman, William Kelly, Emma Brown, Theresa Hawkins, Anthony Kelly, Wanda Curry, Nelda Kelly, Darryl Kelly, Gregory Kelly; sisters, Emma Hutchinson, Maggie McGhee; brothers, Jessie Curry, John Curry, Howard Curry; 46 grandchildren; 89 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives. Sims Funeral Service will direct the service.|20953|
DENNIS E. KINCAID
VINCENT — Funeral services for Dennis E. Kincaid, 58, will be Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at Lighthouse Community Church with Rev. B.R. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Harpersville City Cemetery. Mr. Kincaid died Wednesday, August 17. He is survived by his wife, Helen Kincaid; sons, Kevin Kincaid and David Kincaid; daughter, Kelly Kincaid; god-daughter, Kellie Anderson Hill; mother, Grace Kincaid; sister, Brenda Smith; and brother, Ronald Kincaid. Visitation will be Friday, August 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Lighthouse Community Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lighthouse Community Church. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.
MARGARET LOUISE WHITE PARKER
LINCOLN — Funeral services for Margaret Louise White Parker, 68, will be Saturday, August 20 at Oak Grove Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Bro. Dewayne Borders officiating. Burial will be at Eastaboga Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Parker died Tuesday, August 16 at BMC Montclair. She was a native of Munford and lived most of her life in Munford before moving to Lincoln. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church; worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. for nine years and presently worked for Gentiva Home Health Service. She was preceded in death by her parents, John William "Johnnie" White and Margaret Thelma Allen White. She is survived by her sons, John Michael Parker and wife, Stacy of Oxford, George Allen Parker of Key West, FL., and William Joseph Parker and wife, Nanci of Munford; grandchildren, Jacie, Kayley, Adam, Kerri and Joshua; and many foster grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, August 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Usrey. Pallbearers will be Larry Allen, Lester Allen, Frank Allen, Tim Burns, Ralph Allen Jr., and Jeff Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Hale, Bobby Givens, Phil Champion, Dana Bolton, and Roy Malone. The family wants to thank family and friends for their love, prayers, and support. Usrey-Brown Funeral Home will direct the service.
MELINDA ANN RUSSELL
ALEXANDER CITY — Funeral services for Melinda Ann Russell will be Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. at Armour's Memorial Chapel. Armour's Memorial Funeral Home will direct the service.
DEBRA JEAN WORSHAM
HARPERSVILLE — Funeral services for Debra Jean Worsham, 48, will be Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Harpersville with pastor Clarence Carter officiating. Burial will be at the Harpersville Cemetery. Ms. Worsham died Thursday, August 11 at Brookwood Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church; graduate of Vincent High School, Class of 1976; a native of Jefferson County. She is survived by her daughter, Vannitra Worsham of Birmingham; sons, Darryl Worsham and Arrion Worsham both of Birmingham; mother, Pearline Worsham; father, Emmett Worsham; guardian parents, David P. Wallace, Sr. and Maple Wallace; sister, Marion (Paul) McCrimon of Harpersville; brothers, David P. (Doris) Wallace, Jr. of Montgomery, Cedric J. (Greta) Wallace of Orlando, FL.; one grandchild; and companion, Enos O'Neal of Vincent. Pallbearers will be her brothers and sons. Madden Funeral Service will direct the service.
August 28, 2005
LOIS JENNINGS COLEMAN
SYLACAUGA – Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Jennings Coleman, 92, of Sylacauga will be held Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel with Pastor Jim Stanford officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Coleman died Saturday, August 27, 2005 at her residence.
Visitation will be held Sunday, August 29, 2005 from 2-3 PM at the funeral home.
Survivors include daughter: Joan Williams of Sylacauga; sister: Lula Horton of Sylacauga; 2 grandchildren: Tammy Gardner and husband Keith of Sylacauga and Chad Williams and wife Lisa of Sylacauga; 4 great grandchildren: Drew Gardner, Carlee Gardner, Rilee Williams and Samantha Williams.
Preceded in death by her husband; Milton Coleman and son-in-law: Sam Williams.
Member of Grimes Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Coleman was Maw-Maw Coleman to all.
Pallbearers are Asa Farr, Cecil Bailey, Eddie Graham, Tommy Johnson, Scott Arnold, Lesley Guy, Bill Pharr and Gary Jennings.
Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the services.
RUBY VIRGINIA GRIZZELL
RAGLAND – Funeral service for Ruby Virginia Grizzell, 85, of Ragland will be held at Usrey Chapel in Pell City on Monday, Aug. 29 at 2 PM with the Rev. Day Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Cemetery
Mrs. Grizzell died Aug. 26 at her residence.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8.
She was a homemaker and an avid quilter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clinton Grizzell, and by 2 children, Fay Irwin and John E. Grizzell.
Survivors include daughter: Ruby N. DeLoach; 2 sons: Billy B. Grizzell and Richard T. Grizzell; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.
MUNFORD – Funeral service for William McKinney, 68, of Munford will be Tuesday, 8-30-05, at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist in Munford, AL. with Rev. Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Jenifer Cemetery
in Munford with Anniston Funeral Services in charge.
The body will be at the church 1 HR prior to the service.
Mr. McKinney died 8-23-05 at Talladega Health Care in Talladega.
Survivors include 8 sisters, Ester Baker of Munford, Ala., Legurtha Westbrook of Heflin, AL, Barbara Dark, Edna Embry and Flora Johnson, all of Talladega, AL, Betty and her husband Larry Lane of Cleveland, OH, Lillie and Milton Pickett of Cleveland, OH, and Mary and George Ragland of Gadsden, AL.; 1 brother, David (Vivian) McKinney of Munford, AL.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mr. McKinney was a Talladega native and was a handy man around Munford at Carter’s Hardware for many years. He was preceded in death by sister Ruth Ackles, Brother Rufus McKinney, mother and father, D.L. and Fannie McKinney, nephew Roger McKinney and niece Kendra Lane.
The family will accept flowers.
Anniston Funeral Services is in charge of the service.