March 19, 2006
JOHN RAYMOND CRUMP
TALLADEGA—Funeral service for John Raymond Crump, 72, of Lincoln will be Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. from the Refuge Baptist Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Ronnie Chatman officiating. Burial will follow in the Halls Cemetery. Mr. Crump passed away March 17 at Regional Medical Center in Anniston. Survivors are his wife, Ivoline Crump of Lincoln; three daughters, Cathy McRae and her husband Tommy of Talladega, Donna Harris of Vincent and Cindy Rhoades of Lincoln; two sons, Marty Crump and his wife Kim of Riverside and Terry Harris and his wife Deborah of Talladega; one sister, Edna Simmons of Oxford; one brother, Noland Crump of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers are William Rhoades, Grady Thrower, Tim Crump, Cary Steed, Darryl Crump, Gary Pettis, Charles Jennings, Bob Phillips and Jeff Fannin. Mr. Crump was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega County. He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he served in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln and was a retired employee of the city of Lincoln where he served in many forms of local government. He was an avid outdoorsman and turkey hunter. Mr. Crump will lie in state for one hour before the services at the Church. Talladega Funeral Home will direct the service.
TALLADEGA—Funeral service for Fred Lackey, 86, of Talladega County, will be Monday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at Usrey Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bunk Haynes officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Memorial Park in Talladega. Mr. Lackey died Friday, March 17 at University Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Talladega County, he was a veteran of World War II, attended Jennifer Baptist Church and was a former employee of Cheaha Construction Company. He is survived by his companion, Louise Blackerby of Munford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne Lackey and David Farmer of Brownwood, Texas, and Martha Lackey and Phillip Pettis of Lincoln; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Fran Lackey of Pell City; one step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Linda and Jack Mace of Oxford; four step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, James Thomas and Renota Johnson of Southside, Charles Allen and Jeanie Johnson of Munford, Ronnie and Jane Blackerby of Munford, and Joey and Motacha Blackerby of Munford; two sisters, Margie Miller of Marrietta, Ga., and Beal Gentry of Huntsville; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nell McCain Lackey, his daughter Jane Harriss, his parents and nine brothers and sisters. Active pallbearers will be Ted Lackey, Owen Lackey, Barry Lackey, Ricky Lackey, Joey Hutto, Joe Frank Hutto, Ronnie Blackerby and Joey Blackerby. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Mace and Steve Mace. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega. Usrey Funeral Home will direct the service.
IOLA BELL JONES
TUSKEGEE—Iola Bell Jones, 93, died Monday, March 13. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 20 at 1 p.m. from St. Thomas Methodist Church, 503 S. Main Avenue, Sylacauga. Interment will follow in Jennifer Cemetery
in Munford. McKenzieÕs Funeral Home of Tuskegee will direct. She was preceded in death by her parents John Bell and Fannie Dennis Bell; husband Cecil Jones Sr.; daughter Bettye Jones-Lovett; son Cecil Jones Jr.; siblings Eunice Bell and Alma Leonard, Curtis, Richard, E.K., W.J., Velma and John. She is survived by two sisters, Geneve Bell-Jackson and Lexie Bell Carlisle; her loving niece and caretaker Hattie P. King; 28 first cousins, 58 second cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
JOHN E. BARCLAY
TALLADEGA—Mr. John E. Barclay, 87, of 242 Curry Court, Talladega, died at his residence Saturday, March 18. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary.
SYLACAUGA—Mrs. Mildred Harmon, 83, of Mt. Moriah, died Saturday, March 18, at her residence. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will make arrangements.
MODERA BRITT RAINEY
TALLADEGA—Funeral services for Mrs. Modera Britt Rainey, 85, of Talladega, will be on Monday, March 20 at 11 a.m. from the Talladega Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Pettis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Memorial Park Cemetery
in Talladega. Mrs. Rainey passed away Thursday, March 16 at Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega. Survivors are two sons, Donald Rainey and his wife Gloria of Munford and Ken Rainey of Talladega; three sisters, Itera Banks of Talladega, Salley Knight of Talladega and Joe Ann Grosover of Portland, Ore.; one brother, J.C. Britt of Talladega; grandchildren Chelsey Bussie and her husband Brian, Kevin Rainey and his wife Shea, and Jennifer Rainey; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rainey is preceded in death by her husband Eugene Cason Rainey; one son, Horace Eugene Rainey; one sister, Faye Cork; and her daughter-in-law Linda Rainey. Active pallbearers are Billy Oglesby, Brad Oglesby, Terry Britt, Bobby Turner, Ricky Simpson and Bill Patterson. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Clay Davis, Dr. David Roberts, and the staff of Spears Pharmacy. Mrs. Rainey was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega County. She was the former owner and designer of the Corner Flower Shop in Talladega, and was of the Baptist Faith. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Talladega Funeral Home will direct the service.
NANCY CAROLE TUCK NABORS
PELL CITY—Funeral service for Nancy Carole Tuck Nabors, 63, of Moody, formerly of Ragland, will be Monday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at Moody Baptist Church with the Rev. David Spray and the Rev. Doug Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery
in Pell City. Mrs. Nabors died Saturday, March 18. She was a retired school teacher from St. Clair County, where she taught school for over 30 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lafitte "Footsie" Nabors, and parents Ottis and Nora Tuck. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Nabors (Mark); her son, Leslie Nabors (Laura); her sister, Sara Owen (Donald); and four grandchildren, McKayla Hope Hodges, Matthew Edwin Hodges, Maxwell Blaine Hodges and Savannah Marie Nabors. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City. Kilgroe Funeral Home of Pell City will direct the service.
March 21, 2006
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Arthur Arrington, 60, of 512 B Talladega Downs Apts, will be Wednesday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at Lily Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Urban Garrett officiating with burial in Knoxville Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service at the church. Mr. Arrington died Wednesday, March 15 at his residence. He was a member of Lily Hill Baptist Church; was formerly employed by Upchurch Radiator Shop. He is survived by wife, Carrie Bell A. Arrington, Talladega; daughter, Wendy Arrington, Montgomery; adopted daughter, J'Lyricc Miller, Talladega; son, Arthur Hill, Concord, NC; Step-Son, Kenny June, Luverne, AL; sisters, Georgie Armstrong & Callie Armstrong, both of Montgomery; & Lillie Armstrong, Talladega; brother, Willie Armstrong, Montgomery; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the service.
ELGIN DATCHER SR.
HARPERSVILLE — Elgin Datcher Sr., 69, died Sunday at Brookwood Medical Center. Services to be announced by Childersburg Mortuary Inc.
ATLANTA, GA — Leonard Ervin died Sunday, March 19. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Community Funeral Home.
DOROTHY S. FOWLER
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Dorothy S. Fowler, 87, will be Wednesday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at Usrey Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Rutledge and the Rev. Turk Holt officiating with burial in Pine Hill Memorial Park. Mrs. Fowler died Sunday, March 19 at Talladega Healthcare Center. She is preceded in death by husband, James Walter Fowler. She was a native of Montezuma, GA, resident of Talladega most of her life, member of Northside Baptist Church and Nursery Dept. at Church, and former employee of Palm Beach Co. She is survived by caregivers, Ruth and Lewis Rasmussen, Madison; sisters, Marguerite Carr, Montgomery; Lucille Hollingsworth, Waco, TX, Mary Wills, Talladega; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Eddie King, Billy Ray Wills, Chuck Roberts, Tony Haywood, Larry Moxley, Larry Moxley, Laverl Moxley. The Family will recieve friends Tuesday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Usrey. Usrey Funeral Home, Talladega, will direct the service.
GEORGE ALBERT JONES
PELL CITY — George Albert Jones, age 82 of Pell City, Alabama, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006 at home surrounded by his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Eleanor Jones, son Alan Jones, daughter, Carol Jones, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. I am the Resurrection, and the Life..and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. John 11. A chapel service will be at on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, with burial at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 from 5-8 PM at funeral home. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home directing.
LINEVILLE — Funeral services for Mr. Billy Macoy age 56 of Lineville will be Tuesday March 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Home Chapel in Lineville with the Rev. Zenus Windsor, the Rev. Ray Dunn and Terry Henley officiating. Masonic graveside rites to follow in Clay County Memory Gardens. Mr. Macoy passed away Sunday March 19, 2006 at his residence. He was a native and life long resident of Clay County, Lineville High School Graduate Class of 1967, was a Vietnam War veteran having served in the United States Air Force for 4 years, worked as a Pawn Broker for several years most recently at B & B Pawn in Alexander City. He was an avid Hunter and outdoorsmen, a member of the Lineville Masonic Lodge, N.R.A., N.W.T.F., and an honorary member of the Governors Fish and Game Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife, Becky Macoy of Lineville, two daughters, Teresa Aldaher (Ammar) of Birmingham, Blair Robinson of Lineville, one son, David Macoy (Scarlett) of Alexander City, one brother, Jesse Coleman of Pell City, four grandchildren, Zack Aldaher, Adam Aldaher, Ryan Aldaher and Carter Macoy, best friend, Mickey Flowers of Lineville, special friend and sitter, Pam Guy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phonie Macoy and Lois Coleman Macoy and one brother, Johnny Macoy.
Pallbearers will be: Buddy McWaters, Phil Riddle, Mike Colburn, Dave Lyons, Mickey Flowers, and Bobby Crenshaw. Honorary pallbearers will be: Junior Robinson, Clay Reynolds, Glenn Pittard, Paul Butski, Todd Bigbee, Skeet Bryant, O.W. Bryant, Terry Henley, Jimmy Mackey, Marvin McVey, Bruce Sutter, Jim Hartzell, Roland Grant, Jim Mason, Jimmy Baldwin, Fred Jordan, Tommy Kilmer, Donnie Camp, Chase Miller, Tom Chadwell
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Clay County or The American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday March 20, 2006 and until service time on Tuesday March 21, 2006. Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge of the arrangements.
DANIEL E PATTERSON
PELL CITY — Funeral services for Daniel E Patterson, 68, will be Wednesday, March 22, at 4 p.m. at Kilgroe Chapel with interment in Evening Star Cemetery. Mr. Patterson died Monday, March 20. He is survived by sons, Roger Patterson and Eugene Patterson; daughters, Jo Brascho, Carmen Ferguson, Melissa Tucker; brothers Sidney J. Patterson and Larry Patterson; sisters, Janice Oliver and Bernice Hart; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City will direct the services.
PRESTON LAFAYETTE SAVAGE
RAGLAND — Funeral services for Preston Lafayette Savage, 79, will be Wednesday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at Kilgroe Chapel with the Revs. Billy Butler and Gordon Lee officiating with burial in Popes Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Savage died Sunday, March 19. He is preceded in death by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Lee Savage, and one brother Elbert Lee Savage, Jr. He is survived by wife, Marjorie (Margie) Savage; sons, James (Elaine) Savage, Clyde (Sandy) Savage, Allen Savage; daughters, Annie Mae Gulledge, Patsy (Russell) Leger; brothers, Ray Savage, Roy Savage, Walter Savage, Herschel Savage; sisters, Ethel Tyler, Sandra Mae, Betty Lawson, Elizabeth McMahan; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. The family will recieve friends Tuesday, March 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Kilgroe Funeral Home will direct the service.
KATHRYN ODELLE PEOPLES SHURETTE
GARLAND, TX — 86 years of age. Kathryn Odelle Peoples Shurette resided in Garland, Texas. Forty year resident of Birmingham Center Point, Alabama. Born December 24, 1919 in Goodwater, Alabama. Joined her Lord and Savior March 18, 2006. Today she is rejoicing in Heaven with the Saints. Kathryn was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Kathryn Odelle touched many lives with her unique personality, including her Southern demeanor of dress, her wonderful preparation of delicious recipes, canning sumptuous jelly, jams, preserves, pickles, her talent soared of original homemade cakes and pies, her famous homemade biscuits and touch of uniqueness with antiques and her floral arrangements. Member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church for 60 years. Kathryn Odelle is preceded in death by her beloved, darling husband of 50 years, (Ben) Henry Burton Shurette, 11-28-1987; parents Ted and Lizzie Peoples; parents-in-law, Neal and Nettie Shurette; sisters, Eunice Marie Peoples and Ruthie Pauline Thornton; brother-in-law, Robert Thornton; brother, J.C. Peoples; son-in-law, Jerry F. Wickersham; daughter-in-law, Venice Ford Shurette. Kathryn is survived by her four children, Mary Ann Wickersham of Garland, Texas, Margaret Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bobby and Gloria Shurette of Marietta, Georgia, Johnny and Dianne Shurette of Griffin, Georgia; seven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, sixteen great step-grandchildren; sister-in-law Dorothy Royal Peoples, nieces, host of cousins and friends. Thanks to Vista Care Hospice for their love and care and Kumari Abraham. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Radney’s Funeral Home Alexander City, Alabama led by son, Johnny R. Shurette. Interment will follow at Parkdale United Methodist Church Memorial Garden. Family visitation will be at from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the funeral home. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com Radney Funeral Home of Alexander City is in charge of the arrangements.
RAYMOND EUGENE TAYLOR
PELL CITY — Funeral services for Raymond Eugene Taylor, 77, will be Wednesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Kilgroe Chapel with the Rev. J.R. Carmichael officiating and interment in Forest Crest, Birmingham. Mr. Taylor died Monday, March 20. Survivors are wife, Gloria Stovall Taylor; sons, Melton Eugene Taylor and David Timothy Taylor; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parent Robert and Irene Payne Taylor; and brother Melton Taylor. He attended Woodlawn High School and was employed by Mayer Electric for 37 years. He was a longtime member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and recently Victory Christian. He always made everyone he met smile.
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Restoration Ranch, P.O. Box 767, Tuscumbia, Ala. 35674 Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City will direct the services.
JESSIE MAE YOUNG
TALLADEGA — Graveside services for Mrs. Jessie Mae Young, 76, of Talladega, Alabama will be Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from the Midway Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Charles Stone officiating. Mrs Young passed away March 20, 2006 at Citizens BMC. Survivors are, daughters, Lou Nell Elkins of Talladega, Betty Cooke of Bryant, Alabama; son, Ray Wright of Coyners, Georgia, sister, Charlsie Tims of Munford, Alabama, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mrs. Young is preceded in death by her husband Milton Young and by brothers, Milford, Charles, and Floyd Wright. Mrs. Young was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega County, and was a homemaker. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 p.m. til 8 p.m. Active pallbearers are, Kenny Price, Wayne Mellon, Wayne Ferrell, Gary Belvins, Clint Walker, and Eddie Wright. Talladega Funeral Home will direct the service.
March 22, 2006
VERA MONTEENE BURNS
PELL CITY — Funeral services for Vera Monteene Burns, 84, will be Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Kilgroe Chapel with interment in New Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Burns died Monday, March 20, 2006. She sold Avon cosmetics in Pell City for over 30 years. She is survived by two sons, Vernon Lee Burns Jr. and wife Sharon Meadows and Kenneth P. Burns; sister, Faye Thomason; three grandchildren, Mathew Alan Burns, Jennifer Lynn Bryant, and Leigh Ann Price; two great grandchildren, Jacob Alan Burns and Jena Laduskie Burns. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Kilgroe Funeral Home will direct the services.
JUANITA CORA CAMP
ANNISTON — In loving memory, Juanita Cora Camp, born 15 October, 1927 in Sylacauga, Alabama, and died 21 March, 2006 at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, in Anniston, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas E. Camp; father, Emery R. Duncan; Mother, Jewell E. Duncan (Farris); daughter, Tommie Lynn Camp; sister, June White; brother, Roland Duncan; and grandsons, Terry Bailey and Jerry Bailey. She is survived by her son, Donald E. Camp; daughters, Diane Bailey, Wanda Gail Cook, and Barbara Baker; brothers, Arnold Duncan and Larry Conville; grandchildren, Michael Bailey, Donna Sanderson, Shane Bailey, Dawn-Marie Goodgame, Patricia Howell, Jason Boyd, Steven Baker, and Jonathan Baker; great-grandchildren, Kyrsten Bailey, Christian Bailey, Kayden Bailey, McKenzie Bailey, Tiffany Sanderson, Amber Sanderson, Amber Bailey, Joshua Boyd, Jason Goodgame, Marisa Winslett, and Ashley Goodgame. She was loved and cherished by all who met her and our lives were better for hers. She will be greatly missed, but has now gone to be with her husband and life companion. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at Forestlawn Gardens in Anniston. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.
ELGIN DATCHER SR.
HARPERSVILLE — Memorial services for Elgin Datcher Sr. are Thursday, March 23, at 10 a.m. from the Bakers Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Taylor officiating. Mr. Datcher died Sunday, March 20, at Brookwood Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary L. Datcher of Chicago, IL, and Cynthia L. Datcher of Los Angeles, CA; one son, Elgin Datcher Jr. of Riverside, CA; three grandchildren; and very special friend, Carla White of Harpersville. He was a Shelby County native; and a retired photographer. Childersburg Mortuary Inc. will direct the services.
ERMA JEAN BULGER HANCOCK
SELMA — Erma Jean Bulger Hancock, 74, died March 21, 2006, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 23, at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery
in Cooper, AL with the Rev. Dan Martin officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Hancock is survived by her husband, Edward E. Hancock of Selma; son, Mike Hancock of Selma; daughters, Linda Hancock Harrison and Cynthia A. Hancock both of Selma; brother, Tony Bulger of Prattville; grandchildren, Holli Closson, Ed Harrison, Emily Hancock and Erin Hancock Wilson of Selma, Heidi Hawke of Dothan; great-grandchildren, Chandler Closson, Duffy Harrison, and Abbey Closson. Mrs. Hancock is preceded in death by a son, Duffy Hancock. Ed and Mank Hancock established the Chick "N" Treat drive in restaurant on Highway 80 east in 1965. They also operated Hancock's Hickory Pit on Selma Avenue in 1967. In 1973, they opened Hancock's Country BBQ on Highway 22 West in Selma, until their son Mike and his wife Deborah assumed operation in 1980. We've met so many wonderful friends in our many years. We love all of you. Please pray for us in this time of sorrow. Our beloved mama will be missed. The Hancock Family. Family visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday, March 22, at Lawrence Funeral Home.
GERALDINE H. "JERI" HARMON
TALLADEGA — Funeral service for Geraldine H. "Jeri" Harmon, 66, will be Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Usrey Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Jones officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Memorial Park. Mrs. Harmon died Monday, March 20, at BMC Montclair. She was a native of Walker County but grew up in Talladega. She lived in St. Clair County most of her life. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God in Pell City where she was a member of the UP-AND-ATTER'S organization. She worked as a dispatcher for the Talladega Sheriff's Department and Pell City Police Department for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Harmon; father, Griffin A. Holcomb; and brother, Buddy Holcomb. She is survived by one daughter, Sonya H. Jenkins of Winterboro; two sisters, Martha Clevenger and Sara Knight both of Talladega; mother, Duwees "Mudge" Holcomb of Talladega; three grandchildren, Brandy K. St. Germain of New Orleans, LA, the Rev. Phillip R. Jenkins Jr. of Talladega, and Shana Shell of Alpine; five great grandchildren, Dylan, Juliana, and Jade Shell, DeKana and Trance St. Germain; honorary grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ashley, Adam and Austin Smith, Chanse and Griffin Rice, Caleb Jewell, Danielle and Karlee Sims, Jacob and Kaelyn Bixby, Blake and Brittany Pressley, Preston and Camden Knight, Kristen and Kaitlyn Deupree. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Usrey.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Knight Jr., Robert Smith, Joel Bixby, Pat Sims, Brian Jewell, Adam Smith, Austin Smith, and Chanse Rice. Honorary pallbearers will be Griffin Rice, Greg Smart, and Chris Deupree. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.