June 13, 2006
BETTY LOU ABRAMS
TALLADEGA Graveside services for Betty Lou Abrams, 68, will be Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery
with the Rev. Albert Thornton officiating. She died Saturday, June 10 in Clanton. She was a native and life long resident of Talladega County. She was of the Baptist faith, a retired employee of Wehadkee Yarn Mills, and a former Member of Oak Hill Cemetery
Board. She was preceded in death by parents Millard Pelham and Mary Louise Abrams. She is survived by brother & sister-in-law, Millard C. & Linda Abrams of Clanton; niece, Stacey Abrams of Clanton; nephew, David Abrams & wife Shannon of Clanton; and four great-nieces.
Pallbearers will be Milton Cochran, Jerry Ansley, Jim Brock, Wayne Ferrell, David Abrams, and Jimmy Lipham. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Usrey. Usrey Funeral Home, Talladega, will direct the service.
WILLIE M. BUSH SR.
WILSONVILLE Willie M. Bush, Sr., 72, died on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at his residence. Funeral arrangement will be announced by Community Funeral Home.
BETTY JEAN COWAN
TALLADEGA Funeral service for Betty Jean Cowan, 72, will be Wednesday, June 14, at 4 p.m. at Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Renda Jr. Officiating. Burial will be in Midway Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Cowan died Saturday, June 10, at Talladega Health Care. She was a native and life long resident of Talladega. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Jones, Barlow Cowan; and her special friend, Robert Humphies. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Popham Wade of Talladega and Carolyn Henderson of Talladega; sons, Stan Jones of Riverside, Larry Jones of Talladega, Steve Jones of Riverside, and Mike Jones of Oxford; one step-son, Eugene Jones Jr.; sister, Margaret Yates of New Site; and brother, Charles Brown of Talladega; 21 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jamie Popham, Timothy Johnson, Roger Johnson, Michael Nix, Shaun Jones, Larry Jones Jr., and Marion Eugene Henderson. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home will direct the service.
PEGGY C. GALLOWAY
TALLADEGA Funeral services for Peggy C. Galloway, 75, will be today at 4 p.m. at Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Midway Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Galloway died Saturday, June 10, at her residence. She was a native and life long resident of Talladega. She is survived by her husband, Frank Galloway of Talladega; son, Mike Galloway of Lincoln; daughter, Peggy Jones of Riverside; brother, Jim Cooper of Daytona, FL; two grandchildren, Lisa King and Josh Galloway; and two great grandchildren, Aaron King and Michelle King.
Pallbearers will be William Merritt, Adam Hayden, Bill Hayden, Marvin Preston, Larry Wells, and Carl Taft. Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home will direct the service.
HUBERT CLARENCE HATCHETT
CHILDERSBURG Funeral services for Hubert Clarence Hatchett, 84, will be Monday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Childersburg with the Rev. Byron White officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hatchett died Thursday, June 8, at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Childersburg, Shriners, Scottish Rite, and Blue Lodge Masonry. He served in Air Corp during World War II. He spent two years and six months in Asian Theater. He retired from Kimberly Clark after 40 years of service. He worked for 13 years with various charities in the area. His great loves were his church, his family and the needy people. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Hatchett of Childersburg; son, Ed Vernon and wife Joann of Birmingham; two daughters, Susan Carpenter and husband Steve of Childersburg, Donna Cowell and husband Kevin of Sylacauga; five grandchildren, Stacey Carpenter, Amanda Carpenter, Brad Vernon, Matt Cowell, and Jennifer Cowell; two sisters, Doris Epperson of Sylacauga and Ruby Pinson of Ypsilanti, Michigan; brother, Thomas Hatchett of Sylacauga. Visitation will be Sunday, June 11, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel. The body will lie in state from 12-1 p.m. at the church on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church in Childersburg. Honorary pallbearers will be the Masonic Lodge Members. Curtis and Son Funeral Home Childersburg Chapel will direct the services.
DORIS C. HOWARD
STERRETT Funeral service for Mrs. Doris C. Howard was Monday, June 12, at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church. Mrs. Howard taught school for 15 years as a teachers aid; taught Sunday School at Beulah for approximately 40 years. During WWII she was issued a defense certificate and was principle at Vandiver Elementary School. She worked on B-24 bombers during World War II. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Howard is survived by one son, Barry Howard of Sterrett; two daughters, Jean Ingram of Lincoln and Judy Rhodes of Hueytown; one brother, Alvin Churchwell of Sterrett; five grandchildren, Stephen Allison, Julianne Wells, David Rhodes, Brian Rhodes and Lisa Marie Pate; one great granddaughter, Courtney Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.B. Howard. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City directed the service.
LINCOLN Funeral services for L.D. Jones, age 90, will be Tuesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. from the Talladega Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Nickles officiating. Burial will follow from the Odena Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Jones passed away June 10, at Citizens BMC in Talladega. Survivors are his wife, Della B. Jones of Lincoln; three daughters, Beatrice Conner of Talladega, Sara Barnett and her husband Roger of Lincoln, and Frances Carden of Talladega; four sons, Franklin Jones and wife Ann of Talladega, Samuel Jones and his wife Patsy of Lincoln, Daniel Jones and his wife Vonnie of Bynum, Raymond Jones and his wife Andrea of Talladega; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Active pallbearers are John Caldwell, Stevie Matson, Brad Jones, Tim Caldwell, Michael Danna, and Brandon McKibbon. Mr. Jones was a native of Tallapoosa County but had lived most of his life in Talladega County. He was retired from the Newberry Foundry; and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. Talladega Funeral Home will direct the services.
LINNIE PEARL MERRELL LUKER
GOODWATER Funeral service for Linnie Pearl Merrell Luker, 93, will be Wednesday, June 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Goodwater Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Hardeman officiating. Interment will be in Greenview Cemetery
in Goodwater. Mrs. Luker died Sunday, June 11, at Coosa Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James Horace (J.H.) Luker; and her son, James Merrell Luker. She was a member of Goodwater Baptist Church. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Frances Hood of Carrolton, GA, Mrs. Ann Daniel of Powder Springs, GA, and Mrs. Doris Needham of Lilburn, GA; brother, John W. Merrell of Hackneyville; sister, Francis Maddox of Ashland; and five grandchildren, Joseph Hood, James Hood, Emily Daniel Loden, Lance Needham, and Paul Hood. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13, from 6-8 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. You generously gave Mrs. J.H. Luker many, many flowers. Therefore, the family requests the omission of flowers and contributions to Goodwater Baptist Church, 160 Main Street, Goodwater, AL 35072. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
DAISY MAE TUCKER
ALEXANDER CITY Funeral service for Daisy Mae Tucker will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Wright's Funeral Home will direct the service.
July 11, 2006
BIRMINGHAM Funeral services for Sue Ferguson, 56, will be Tuesday, July 11, at 10 a.m. at Usrey Chapel, Pell City, with the Rev. Bunk Chamness officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Methodist Cemetery, Springville. She died July 8, in Birmingham. She was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by husband, Pat Ferguson; sons, Gene (Gina) Ferguson and Tim (Regina) Ferguson; sister, Ellie Phillips; brothers, Paul (Charlotte) Phillips, Ray (Clara) Phillips, Don (Jenny) Phillips, P.V. (Cathy) Phillips; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City will direct the service.
ELIZABETH GAIL SMITH
KELLYTON Funeral service for Elizabeth Gail Smith, 59, will be Tuesday, July 11, at 4 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Don Graves officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Saturday, July 8, at Medical Center East Birmingham. She was a native of Marengo County and raised in Mobile. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Julian Gunter. She is survived by her husband, James T. Smith of Kellyton; daughter, Julie Tucker Hughes of Sylacauga; two sons, Bennie Tucker Jr. of Mobile, and Robert Gordon Beeler of Birmingham; sister, Brenda Thornton of Sylacauga; grandsons, Chase Hughes and Steven Tucker both of Sylacauga; granddaughters, Brooke Hughes, Katie Hughes, and Joy Tucker, all of Sylacauga. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.
Pallbearers will be James Dusty Thornton, Steven Tucker, Chase Hughes, Jimmy Hunter, Frank Stanley, and Jason Blackerby. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
TONY DWAYNE WYCKOFF
ALEX CITY Funeral services for Tony Dwayne Wyckoff will be Tuesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove CME Church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
August 9, 2006
VERNA Jackson BROWN
TALLADEGA Verna Jackson Brown, age 91, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2006. A Graveside Service is scheduled for Thursday, Aug 10th at 10 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery
in Talladega. She was a member of First UMC of Talladega since 1946. Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Brown.
Survivors include her son, Jim (Dot) Brown of Montgomery; grandchildren, Mark Stovall (Dee) Brown of Huntsville & Russell Jackson (Amie) Brown of Montgomery; 4 great grandchildren and her sister, Elizabeth Zweig of Phoenix, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Kate Clardy Sunday School Class Scholarship Fund at First UMC in Talladega.
THOMAS CASCIARO JR
COLUMBUS, GA Thomas Casciaro, Jr, 70 died at St. Francis Hospital, Monday, August 7, 2006 after an extended illness and is now in his Fathers care. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 11, 2006 in St. Anne Catholic Church with Father Gerard Schreck officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road. Burial with military honors will follow in Parkhill Cemetery. A Rosary will be said Thursday evening at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home with visitation to follow until 8:00 P.M. Casciaro was born August 8, 1935 in Youngstown, OH son of the late Thomas Casciaro, Sr. and Sara Casciaro Christoforidis. He honorably served his country for 21 years in the U. S. Army. During his military career he served in Germany, the Vietnam Conflict and the Conflict in Lebanon in 1958. After retiring from the U. S. Army, he worked for 21 years as a mail carrier for the U. S. Post Office. Mr. Casciaro was an active member of St. Anne Catholic Church, serving as an usher. Other community activities included, active participation in the Knights of Columbus and serving as a Lt. Colonel of the Civil Air Patrol. Tom Casciaro will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather (Opa), dedicated soldier and friend to all. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Zachary T. Casciaro.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Margot Casciaro of Columbus, GA; four sons, Ralph R. Casciaro of Florida, Eugene A. Casciaro and his wife, Renee of Columbus, GA, LTC Thomas L. Casciaro and his wife, Beth of Burke, VA and LTC Michael A. Casciaro and his wife, Elizabeth of Germany; a sister, Marilyn Lane and her husband, Randy of Louisville, KY; sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; numerous relatives in Germany; several aunts, cousins and special friends. Please visit www.mem.com to celebrate with us and sign the online guest registry.
SYLACAUGA Joseph Dark, age 97, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Sylacauga Healthcare. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will announce arrangements.
FAYE GILES FAUST
TALLADEGA Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Giles Faust, 77, will be Thursday, August 10, at 10 a.m. from the Talladega Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Walker officiating. Entombment will follow from the Pine Hill Memorial Park in Talladega. Mrs. Faust passed away Sunday, August 6 at her home. Mrs. Faust was a native of Ft. Benning, Georgia but had lived most of her life in Talladega County, Alabama. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and was a retired LPN with some 40 years service in the medical field. Survivor are daughters, Donna Faust Curlee and her husband Tommy of Munford, Elah Faust Henry and her husband Marshall of Knoxville, Tenn., Deana Faust Canada of Talladega, Ala.; sons, Garland J. Faust and his wife Joyce of Enterprise, Ala., and Edward Faust of Talladega, Ala.; sisters, Debra Giles Catena of Ellicott, Mo., Bettie Ford of Lost Creek, W. Va.; grandchildren, Traci Miller, David Faust, Christopher Curlee, Eric Faust, Marshall Henry Jr., Brittany Henry, Erin Canada; two great-grandchildren. Active
Pallbearers are, Tommy Curlee, Greggory Henry Jr., Christopher Curlee, David Faust, Chuck Miller, Tommy Canada. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. Talladega Funeral Home will direct the service.
MARY KATE GOODWIN
STEWARTVILLE Funeral service for Mary Kate Goodwin, 77, will be Thursday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. Mark Deason officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Ms. Goodwin died Aug. 8 at her residence. She is survived by daughter, Lisa Harrington and husband Chuck Hatchett of Stewartville; brother, Kay Coleman and wife Ann Coleman of Stewartville; grandson, Jimmy Smith of Stewartville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
DANNY MALONE HALLMAN
TALLADEGA Funeral service for Danny Malone Hallman, 61, of Talladega will be at Thursday, August 10 at 10 a.m at Usrey Funeral Home Chapel in Talladega with the minister Lewis Screws officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hills Cemetery. Mr. Hallman died August 7 at his residence. He was the owner of H & H Auto Salvage and a lifelong resident of Talladega. He was preceded in death by his father, Buren Hallman. He is survived by the love of his life, Karen Allen of Talladega; mother, Ceylon Hallman of Lexington, TN; sister, Barbara Screws of Lexington,TN; daughters, Dawn Mantz of Lakeland, FL and Taura Byrd of Nashville, TN; two grandchildren, Danielle & Ryan Mantz; nieces, nephews and many friends; beloved cats, Baby Lucy, Bandit, Riley, and Simon. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.
DANNY LAVELLE HORNE
LINCOLN Funeral services for Danny Lavelle Horne, 44, will be Thursday, August 10 at 2 p.m. at Usrey Chapel with burial in Clairmont Springs Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., with the Rev. Paul David Campbelle officiating. Mr Horne died Saturday, August 5 in Talladega. He was a native and life long resident of Talladega County; a member of the Baptist Faith; gradute of 1982 Clay County High School; past member of Alabama National Guard; Employed by Stemley Auto Sales. He is survived by wife, Cheryl Ann Horne of Lincoln; daughter, Jaunita L. Horne, of Lincoln; parents, James Horne of Childersburg and Shirley Horne of Talladega; sister, LaJean Horne of Talladega. The family will recieve friends Wedbesday fromn 6 to 8 p.m. at Usrey, Talladega.
Pallbearers will be Justin Horne, Jamie Horne, Wade Warren, Derrek Mann, Ronald Horne, Darryl Newsome. Usrey Funeral Home, Talladega, will direct the service.
TALLADEGA Mrs. Mollie Williams, 79, of 2436 Ashland Hwy., died Tuesday at home. Sims Funeral Service will announce arrangements.
LOREDA E. PATTERSON
WINSTON, GA Funeral services for Loreda E. Patterson, 69, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Beck officiating. Burial will be at Midway Memory Gardens Veterans Garden of Honor. Mrs. Patterson died Sunday, August 6 at Tranquility A Residential Hospice. Mrs. Patterson is preceded in death by her husband Frank Patterson, Mother & Father Thurman & Mary Smith, sisters Margie Ferrell and Alma Jean Smith, son Jerry Patterson. She is survived by her daughters Brenda (Harold) Harris of Dora; Deborah (Alan) Gilbert of Douglas, GA; Son, Frank (Barbara) Patterson Jr. of Gainesville, GA; brothers, Herman "Buddy" (Virginia) Smith of Talladega, Gerald (Belva) Smith of Talladega; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, host of nieces and nephews. Midway Memory Gardens will direct the service.
ALVIN LEE PUGH
CHILDERSBURG Funeral services for Alvin Lee Pugh, 54, will be at Childersburg Church of Christ, Wednesday, August 9, 2 p.m., with Brother Clarence Denney officiating. Burial will be in Kahatchee Cemetery. Mr. Pugh died Monday, August 7 at his residence. He was a member of Childersburg Church of Christ. He was a loving father and grandfather and loved his neighbors and friends. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Pugh of Sylacauga; sons, Terry Pugh and Timothy Pugh and wife Rita; daughter, Rebecca Hilliker and husband Kary all of Sylacauga; Mother, Geneva Verdean Pugh; brothers, Jesse Pugh and wife Carolyn and Charles Ray Pugh and wife Martha all of Childersburg; sister, Deborah McConatha of Birmingham; five grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Charles Pugh, Scott Pugh, Donald Pugh, Randall Pugh, Keith York and Jason Simpson. He will lie in state in the church on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Curtis and Son Funeral Home Childersburg Chapel will direct the service.