May 16, 2008
WILLIE RUDOLPH COLLIER
FAYETTEVILLE — Funeral service for Willie Rudolph Collier, 62, will be Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Green officiating. Interment will be in Talladega Springs Cemetery. Mr. Collier passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Laura Collier. He held the position of pastor for many years. He was a faithful servant to Christ our Lord and a soldier until the very end of this life. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elsie Collier of Fayetteville; daughter, Crystal Wetlesen and husband Steve of Sylacauga; grandson, Isaiah Wetlesen; five brothers and one sister. Visitation will be Friday, May 16, from 5-9 p.m. You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com.
Pallbearers will be Randy Brasher, Steve Brasher, Tommy Brasher, Norman Collier, Joey Collier and Leon (Toby) Roberson II. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
MARY JO DUNCAN GARRETT
ALPINE — Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jo Duncan Garrett, 49, will be Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Africa Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Ashley, the Rev. Keith Lawson, the Rev. Isaac Richardson and the Rev. Develkio Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Africa Baptist Church Cemetery, Talladega. Mrs. Garrett will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service. Mrs. Garret died Friday, May 9, 2008 at her residence. She was a 1978 graduate of the Winterboro High School, worked in the Talladega County School System for 15 years, and a member of Africa Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, step-mother, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband, Jerry W. Garrett of Alpine; daughter, Katrina Garrett of Huntsville; special nephew, Rondarius Cook of Oxford; father, Ernest Duncan of Winterboro; brothers, William (Thelma) Duncan, Matthew (Brendalyn) Duncan all of Talladega and Alfonza (Gail) Duncan of Mt. Hollis; step-brother, David (Essie) Garret of Alpine; sisters, Louise (Ralph) Morris, Mary (John D.) McKenzie, Annie (Michael) Harmon all of Talladega and Agnes (Robert) Barber of Sycamore; and step-sisters, Tabitha Armstrong of Sycamore and Fannie (Thomas) Twymon of Talladega. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.
BEULAH LAVERNE LAMBERTH
HANOVER — Funeral service for Mrs. Beulah Laverne Lamberth, 88, will be Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with Sam Cunard officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Mrs. Lamberth passed away May 14, 2008 at Russell Medical Center. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Cunard and husband Sam of Hanover; son, Tommy E. Lamberth and wife Wilma of Freeport, Fla.; sister, Sarah Parker of Garland, Texas; close friend/roommate, Felsie Patterson of Goodwater; three grandchildren, Angie Varner of Stewartville, Geri Brown and husband Phillip of Equality and Jennifer Lucas of Sylacauga; three great grandchildren, Kyle and Trey Brown and Olivia Lucas; five step-grandchildren; and close friend, Debbie Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Lamberth. She was a homemaker, wife and grandmother and a resident of the Goodwater Nursing Home. Visitation will be Friday, May 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the North Chapel.
Pallbearers are Walt Smith, Mike Smith, Nathan Osborne, Hoyt Lamberth Jr., Ed Prince and Bill Dexter. Honorary pallbearer is Bobby Saxton. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
EVELYN VERDELL McELDERRY MOSLEY
MUNFORD — Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Verdell McElderry Mosley, 66, will be Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, Munford, with the Rev. Ricky McKinney, the Rev. Allen Arnold, the Rev. Clarence Henderson and the Rev. L.L. Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in Hall Grove Church Cemetery, Munford. Mrs. Mosley will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service. Mrs. Mosley died Friday, May 9, 2008, at Citizens Baptist Medical Center. She was educated in Talladega County School System, retired inspector with 20 years of service from Brian Toggs Inc., and member of First Missionary Baptist Church, Munford, where she served as trustee, usher, missionary society, president of red circle and kitchen committee. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter and three brothers. She is survived by her husband, William L. Mosley of Munford; sons, Joe D. (Yvonne) Mosley, William (Gail) Mosley, Clifford M. Mosley and Shannon (Megan) Mosley all of Munford; daughters, Linda M. (Earl) Moss, Valerie (Stephen) Harris, Shirley A. Mosley, Lillian (Corey) Jenkins all of Munford; brother, Arthur (Leola) McElderry of Munford; sisters, Estelle Carter of Knoxville, Tenn., and Juliette McElderry of Munford; 23 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, May 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.
LULA T. PEARSON
TALLADEGA — Mrs. Lula T. Pearson, age 87, passed away May 14, 2008 at Citizens BMC. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will announce arrangements.
BERTHA HORTENSE TAYLOR SEALS
FREEPORT, N.Y. — Funeral services for Ms. Bertha Hortense Taylor Seals, 97, formerly of Pell City, will be Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at Rocky Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Woodrow Johnson, Pastor Billy Bedford, the Rev. John E. Herd and the Rev. Willie L. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, Cropwell. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Ms. Seals died Sunday, May 11, 2008 in Rockville Nursing Home. She was educated in the St. Clair County School System, a homemaker, a member of Christ of God Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five children and nine siblings. She is survived by a son, Johnny (Sadie) Seals of Pell City; daughters, Julia (Sammy) Ward of Freeport, NY, Ella Eatman of Atlanta, Ga., and Frances Seals of Tuskegee; 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.
JURNEE SKYE TURNER
DULUTH, Ga. — Graveside services for Infant Jurnee Skye Turner will be Saturday, May 17, at 3 p.m. at Kidd Street Cemetery
with Pastor Robert McClain officiating. The infant passed away May 14, 2008 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.. The infant is survived by father, Brian A. Turner of Duluth, Ga.; mother, Latrica C. Turner of Duluth, Ga.; twin sister, Savannah Jai Turner of Duluth, Ga.; grandparents, Larry (Tanya) Turner of Talladega and Carolyn Cunningham of Lincoln; great grandmother, Ludie Carmichael of Lincoln; aunt, Tanisha Cunningham; uncles, Cedric (De'Torius) Cunningham and Tavares Turner; cousins, Jaylon, Damia and Javaria Cunningham. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.
SYLACAUGA — Sherry Tyler, 56, passed away May 15, 2008 at Sylacauga Health Care. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will announce arrangements.
June 13, 2008
KATIE MARY BILBREW
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Katie Mary Bilbrew, 58, will be Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. at Mt Canaan Missionary Baptist Church with The Rev. Dr. Horace Patterson, Minister Laura Harris, and The Rev. Hugh Morris. Burial will be at Armour's Memorial Garden in Alexander City. The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. Ms. Bilbrew died Tuesday, June 3 at Brookwood Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, and four sisters. She was a social worker for St. Germains Group Home for Foster children, and was a member of Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter, Kim Franklin and her husband of NY; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; three aunts; host of nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the service.
GLORIA J. GOODSON
PELL CITY — Funeral service for Gloria J. Goodson, 34, will be Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at Usrey Chapel, Pell City, with the Rev. Billy Abrams officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Memorial Gardens. Ms. Goodson passed away June 11, 2008 in Birmingham. She was preceded in death by her father, Alton Sullins. She is survived by a daughter, Victoria Morris of Tullahoma, Tenn.; two sons, Andrew and Aaron Morris of Tullahoma, Tenn.; mother, Barbara Sullins of Pell City; two sisters, Kim (David) Klutts of Harrison, AR, and Terrah (Anthony) Connell of Leeds; three brothers, Wade (Lana) Sullins of Ashville, Chris Goodson of Birmingham and Tim (Ashlee) Goodson of Nashville, Tenn.; grandmother, Margie Morrow of Birmingham; and grandparents, Billy and Ann Lolly of Birmingham. Family will receive friends Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.
ADELLE S. JACKS
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Mrs. Adelle S. Jacks, 86, will be Saturday, June 14, 2008, 11 a.m., at Usrey Chapel with Mr. Ronnie L. Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Memorial Park. Mrs. Jacks died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Stringfellow Hospital, Anniston, Ala. She was a native of Clay County and lived in Talladega most of her life. She was retired from the textile industry. Mrs. Jacks was a member of the Church of Christ in Talladega, where she taught Sunday School Class for four and five year olds for twenty-five years. Mrs. Jacks is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Lisa Jacks, of Talladega; granddaughters, Lori Jacks of Talladega and Lindsay Jacks of Baltimore, MD. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Jacks.
Pallbearers are Charles Kearley, Wayne Kearley, Roy Hollingsworth, Paul Selby, Ed Collins and Gene DeVandry. Usrey Funeral Home will direct the services.
DONAVAN C. KENDRICK
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for Donavan C. Kendrick, age 3, will be Friday, June 13, at 4 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Walker officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Master Kendrick passed away June 11, 2008 at his residence. Donavan was the light of his families lives. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Campbell of Sylacauga; father, Jackie Kendrick of Sylacauga; two brothers, Jaylan Hines and Galan Kendrick; two sisters, Addison and Jacqueline Kendrick; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Frances Campbell of Sylacauga; paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Hicks of Kellyton; uncles, Brian and Brad Campbell and William Kendrick; aunts, Debbie Campbell and Teresa Wright; and special caregivers, Pam Milam, Candice Presley, Autumn Lamberth, Dr. Robert Gray, Dr. David Lozano, Dr. Percy, Donnie Slayton, Cheryl Jones and Tangie Collins.
Pallbearers are Brad Campbell, Brian Campbell, Felton Lee and Garcia Lee. Curtis and Son North Chapel will direct the service.
CROPWELL — Sandra Lee, 69, died Tuesday, June 10. She is survived by her husband, Richard M. Lee, Sr; daughters, Sherri Lee and Allison Jay; son, Richard M. Lee, Jr.; brother, Sidney Cook; and three grandchildren. Sandra loved working in her garden and caring for all of God's creatures.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to either the Pell City Animal Shelter or Pell City Library Guild. Ridout's Trussville Chapel in charge of arrangements.
June 25, 2008
BEN L. CARMAN JR.
ALEXANDER CITY — Graveside services for Mr. Ben L. Carman Jr., age 86, formerly of Talladega, will be Thursday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at the Pine Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Clyde Pettus officiating. Mr. Carman passed away June 23, 2008 at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City. Survivors are two sons, Dr. Richard L. Carman of Chelsea and Ben L. Carman III of Montana; one sister, Sherry Gage of Mt. Grove, MO; and one grandchild. Mr. Carman was a native of Mt. Grove, MO, and former resident of Talladega. He was a retired farmer and Veteran of the United States Army Air Force where he served in WWII. Talladega Funeral Home will direct the services.
ALLEN CRAIG CARTER
SYLACAUGA — Allen Craig Carter, 51, died June 23, 2008 in Utar County. Arrangements will be announced by Childersburg Mortuary.
BETTY RUTH EASLEY
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ruth Easley, age 73, of Talladega is Thursday June 26, 2008, 1 p.m. at Kingston Baptist Church, Alpine with burial to follow at Kingston Cemetery. Public viewing is Wednesday, June 25 from noon-8 p.m. Another quality service by The New Madden Funeral Home, 256-249-3815.
TALLADEGA — Mr. Daniel Glass, 83, died June 23, 2008 at University of Alabama Hospital. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will announce arrangements.
SYLACAUGA — Tina Grimes, 49, died June 23, 2008 at UAB. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
GEORGIA W. JOHNSON
SYLACAUGA — Georgia W. Johnson, 79, died June 24, 2008 at Brookwood Hospital. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
MATTHEW "MATT" LINER
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for Matthew "Matt" Liner, 23, will be Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Bro. James Woodin officiating. Interment will be in Hillview Cemetery
in Alexander City. Mr. Liner died June 23, 2008 at University of Alabama Hospital. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, the Rev. Pete Liner and Ted Childress. He is survived by a daughter, Carlee Liner of Childersburg; parents, Tony Childress and wife June of Sylacauga and Darrell Liner and wife Trish of Sycamore; grandparents, Billy Mask and wife Virginia of Sylacauga, Geraldine Liner of Sycamore and Elsbeth Childress of Sylacauga; sisters, Katie Liner, Stacey Ellison, Sarah Ellison, Emily Liner, Erin Liner and Abby Liner; brothers, B.J. Childress, Cody Childress, D.J. Ellison, Ricky Ellison and Joshua Liner. Visitation will be June 25, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Childress, Cody Childress, Jason Whetstone, Chris Liner, D.J. Ellison and Ricky Ellison. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
DOROTHY LEE SALTER
SYLACAUGA — Dorothy Lee Salter, age 78, died June 23, 2008 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. Arrangements to be announced by Curtis and Son North Chapel.
REFORM — Funeral services for Ms. Laura Whitson, 81, formerly of Talladega, will be Thursday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Brenda Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lane Chapel Church Cemetery, Talladega. Ms. Whitson died June 19, 2008 at DCH Health System. She was educated in the Talladega County School System; worked as a presser in Quality Laundry. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, seven brothers and four sisters. She is survived by sons, Milton Whitson of Talladega and David Whitson of Seattle, WA; and sisters, Ida M. Whitson, Mattie Jordan both of Talladega and Nellie M. Hearn of Chicago, IL. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.