June 29, 2008
CUMIA Johnson MARBURY
SYLACAUGA - Mrs. Cumia Johnson Marbury, age 77, of Sylacauga will be funeralized on Tuesday, July 1, at noon at St. Thomas United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. O’Neil Ridgeway officiating. Public viewing is Monday, June 30 from noon until 8 p.m. Mrs. Marbury was a dedicated member of St. Thomas and an active member of the Missionary Auxiliary and a stewardess until her health declined. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jacqueline Yvonne. Those left to cherish her memory are a devoted and loyal husband, Thomas H. Marbury; two daughters, Geraldine Thomas and Zandra Merritt; four grandchildren Zachary, Tiki, Jasma and Gerri, and five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Another quality service by The New Madden Funeral Home, 256-249-3815.
PELL CITY – Don had five good years after we kidnapped him from the nursing home. Donald E. Ware, 73, passed Wednesday, June 25, at Trinity Hospital in Birmingham. His health had deteriorated rapidly from an infection that invaded a body weakened by the abdominal aneurysm and stroke he suffered in 2000. Since February 2003, Don lived with this wife Terry (Price) and Terry’s mother Von Watson in Pell City, Alabama. His health improved dramatically from his decline in the nursing home as Terry and Von cared for him. He mainly enjoyed his remote control and Arby’s roast beef, but he also loved fudgecicles, being licked by Tinkerbelle, snuggled by Skamper, dipping Copenhagen snuff, and drinking V8 juice by the liter.
Don served two terms as a commissioner in Okaloosa County, Florida, after he retired from the U.S. Air Force. As a 17-year-old, he served in the Korean Conflict and later served in the Viet Nam Conflict.
Although he and Terry lost their son Martin in 2000 just after Don’s stroke, Don has four older children who live in the Altoona, Pennsylvania area. Don Ware, Joni Oakes, Jan Servello, Mary Ann Gwin, and their children and grandchildren will miss their Dad and Pap-Pap. We’re all grateful and a little envious that Marty was there to greet him when Don crossed over.
In keeping with Don’s wishes, there will be no formal service.
Remembrances may be made to Lakeside Hospice Pell City or to the Pell City Animal Shelter.
Dorothy M. Barlow
TALLADEGA COUNTY – Funeral services for Dorothy M. Barlow will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30 at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Max Buttram officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Talladega at 11 a.m. Mrs. Barlow died Friday, June 27 at her home after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Barlow was a life-long resident of Talladega County and graduated from Winterboro High School. She retired from a career of clerical services and was a member of the Coosa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Oak Grove and member of the WMU circle and Faith Sunday School class.
She is survived by her son Byron McArthur and his wife Mary of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, step-daughters Kim Murphy and her husband Hoyt, Amy Hatchett and her husband Rodney of Sylacauga, her sister Gladys Akers of Sylacauga, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Barlow was preceded in death by her parents John and Lula McDonald, her husbands Willie B. (Bill) McArthur, Leon (Sonny) Rich, and Willard Barlow. She is also preceded by her siblings Mae Thompson, Nona Moxley, Elliot McDonald, Henry McDonald, Janie Mellon, Ellen Hudgens, Robert McDonald and Eva Grace.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Messer, Clarence Payne, Wesley Donahoo, Joey Horton, Hoyt Murphy, and Robert Dillard. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Martin, Jim Wood, and members of Coosa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary. Jim Gilliland and Jerry Byram will provide music.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Barlow requests donations to the Auxiliary. Friends will be received Sunday, June 29 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
You may contact the family at www.radneysmith.com.
CHILDERSBURG – George Traylor, 85, died on June 27 at his residence, 161 15th Street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Community Funeral Home.
Claudie Mae McGhee
SYLACAUGA – Funeral services for Claudie Mae McGhee, 62, will be held on Tuesday, at 11:00 AM, at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Sylacauga. Entombment will be in the Evergreen Mausoleum. Rev. Stanley Looney will be officiating.
Mrs. McGhee passed on June 24 at Coosa Valley Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene McGhee, of Sylacauga, four daughters, Talis F. Looney, Elicia P. Wilson, Quwanza Harris and Chickita Wilson, all of Sylacauga; two sons, Lester C. Wilson, of Union Springs and SSG. Terry D. Wilson, of Fort Carson, Colorado; three sisters, Lola M. Townsend, Earnestine Cook and Rosetta King, all of Sylacauga; brother, Steve J. Smith, of Pell City, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 aunts, 3 uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Barry Curtis, Joe Plexico, William Wilson, Jr., Detrick Wilson, Willie and Darryl Smith.
Flower bearers will be nieces, cousins and friends of the family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, noon to 8 p.m. at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home will direct the service.
GOODWATER – Mr. Melvin “Ross” Turner of Goodwater died Friday June 27, 2008 at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. Services will be announced later by Armour’s Memorial Funeral Home in Alexander City.
TALLADEGA – Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Jenkins, age 96 of Talladega will be Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the Talladega Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Hurst officiating. Burial will follow at the Pine Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Jenkins passed away June 27, 2008 at Citizens BMC in Talladega.
Survivors are four daughters, Katie McConnell of Decatur, Betty Taylor of Winder, Ga., Patricia “Pat” Haynes of Talladega and Rhonda Patterson of Talladega; three sons, Charles Houston Jenkins of Dothan, Eugene Jenkins of Eastaboga, Donald Jenkins of Talladega; two sisters, Louise Parker of Talladega, Katie Huestis of Lodi, Calif. There are 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 38 great-great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers are Cody Smith, Zach Smith, Todd Smith, Jeff Patterson, Chad Jenkins, Jamie Rollins.
Mrs. Jenkins was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega County. She was a homemaker and a member of Talladega Church of Christ.
Hilda Liveoak Giddens
SYLACAUGA – Funeral service for Hilda Liveoak Giddens, 62, will be held Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at Odena Baptist Church, with the Rev. Danny Courson, the Rev. Bil Pearcy and the Rev. Sid Byler officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Giddens passed away Friday, June 27, 2008 at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham.
Mrs. Giddens was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She was a faithful member of Odena Baptist Church and co-founder of Giddens, Inc. in Sylacauga. She was preceded in death by her parents Curtis D. and Georgia Wooten Liveoak; sister, Sue Kilgore; brothers, Lamar Liveoak, Tommy Liveoak and Reid Storey.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mackie Giddens of Sylacauga; son Alan Giddens and his wife Sheila of Sylacauga; daughters Tammy Terrell and husband Tony of Sylacauga, Dawn Hardiman and husband Kevin of Sylacauga; grandchildren Kyle Terrell, Alex Terrell, Ashton Terrell, Kolton Hardiman, Alexis Hardiman, Lane Guy; sisters Jean Horton (Frank) of Sylacauga, Aubara Fotiades (Steve) of Galveston, Texas., Deanie Storey of Warrior, Ala., JoAnn Riggsby (Charles) of Sylacauga; brothers Elvin Liveoak (Rosalee) of Tuscaloosa, Jay Liveoak (Sarah) of Birmingham and Curtis Liveoak (Gail) of Wilsonville.
Pallbearers are Dale Barnett, Ronnie Hill, Brian Riggsby, Tim Vincent, Joey Hill and Steve Giddens.
Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel in Sylacauga will direct the services.
CINDY W. RUSSELL
ALEXANDER CITY — Funeral service for Mrs. Cindy W. Russell, 88, of Alexander City, Ala. will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Miracle Missionary Baptist Church, Alexander City. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Daviston, Ala.
Armour’s Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
July 1, 2008
JANIE BARKER BEARD
TALLADEGA — Graveside Rites for Mrs. Janie Barker Beard, 93, will be Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Gary Plumer officiating. Mrs. Beard died Monday, June 30, 2008 at Citizens BMC. She was a native of Clay County but lived in Talladega most of her life. She was a member of Talladega Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Beard; one son, one daughter and one grandchild. She is survived by daughters, Annie Beard of Orangeville, Calif., Bobbie Thomas, Betty Stone and Virginia Moore of Talladega, Belinda McCellean and Cindy Beard both of Lincoln; son, Gene Beard of Talladega; 15 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Usrey.
Pallbearers are Mike Thomas, Barry Thomas, Garry Thomas, Frank Moore Jr., Brian McCellean, Jemery Bell and Jerry Beard Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Bud Harvell, Dr. Clay Davis, Jimmy Beard, Joe Beard and David Yates. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.
STANLEY E. GREEN
ATLANTA, Ga. — Memorial service for Stanley E. Green, formerly of Pell City, will be Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Cropwell with Pastor Otis C. Neloms Jr. and Pastor Jerome Green officiating. Mr. Green expired June 27, 2008 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Atlanta. He was educated in the St. Clair County School System. He was preceded in death by his father, The Rev. O.W. Green. Survivors are his wife, Sharon Slawter Green; sons, Tthe Revor Green and Kevin Green of Atlanta, Ga.; mother, Beatrice C. Green of Pell City; brother, Jerome (Linda) Green of Pell City; nieces and nephews; uncle, L. C. Cook of Carrollton, Ga.; and a host of relatives and many, many friends. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary is handling arrangements.
KENNETH LEE HUNTLEY
ALEX CITY — Funeral for Kenneth Lee Huntley is July 2, Great Bethel Baptist Church. Wright's Funeral Home will direct the service.
CHARLIE WHETSTONE JR.
TANNER — Funeral for Charlie Whetstone Jr. is July 2, 2008 at 11 a.m. at New Elam Baptist Church. Wright's Funeral Home will direct the service.
EVA J. WOLF
PELL CITY — Eva J. Wolf, 72, died June 27, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Wolf; two sons, Willard Cain and Darrell A. Cain; two daughters, Shelia G. Cain and Emilie Smith; mother, Willie Mae Hannah; two brothers, Donald Hannah and J.R. Hannah; three sisters, Blondine Fincher, Nancy Hannah and Kathleen Phillips; and seven grandchildren. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City is handling arrangements.
July 2, 2008
JANIE BARKER BEARD
TALLADEGA — Graveside Rites for Mrs. Janie Barker Beard, 93, will be Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Gary Plumer officiating. Mrs. Beard died Monday, June 30, 2008 at Citizens BMC. She was a native of Clay County but lived in Talladega most of her life. She was a member of Talladega Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Beard; infant daughter; son, Jerry Beard Sr.; and granddaughter, Renee Stull. She is survived by daughters, Annie Beard of Orangeville, Calif., Bobbie Thomas, Betty Stone and Virginia Moore all of Talladega, Belinda McCellean and Cindy Beard both of Lincoln; son, Gene Beard of Talladega; 15 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; and special friends, Beatrice McClain and Louise Feazell.
Pallbearers are Mike Thomas, Barry Thomas, Garry Thomas, Frank Moore Jr., Brian McCellean, Jemery Bell and Jerry Beard Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Bud Harvell, Dr. Clay Davis, Jimmy Beard, Joe Beard, David Yates and Donald Harvell. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.
STANLEY E. GREEN
ATLANTA, Ga. — Memorial service for Stanley E. Green, formerly of Pell City, will be Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Cropwell with Pastor Otis C. Neloms Jr. and Pastor Jerome Green officiating. Mr. Green expired June 27, 2008 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Atlanta. He was educated in the St. Clair County School System. He was preceded in death by his father, The Rev. O.W. Green. Survivors are his wife, Sharon Slawter Green; sons, Tthe Revor Green and Kevin Green of Atlanta, Ga.; mother, Beatrice C. Green of Pell City; brother, Jerome (Linda) Green of Pell City; nieces and nephews; uncle, L. C. Cook of Carrollton; and a host of relatives and many, many friends.
AILEAN GAITHER CLAY LAWSON
TALLADEGA — Funeral service for Mrs. Ailean Gaither Clay Lawson, 74, will be Thursday, July 3, at 3 p.m. at Usrey Chapel, Talladega, with the Rev. Jeff Armbrester officiating. Burial will be in Stockdale Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson died Monday, June 30, 2008 in Talladega. She was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega. She was a member of Stockdale Baptist Church and retired from Textile Industries. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herbert Calvin Clay and Marion F. Lawson; brother, David Gaither; granddaughter, Amy Haney; parents, Marshall and Cordelia Gaither. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Haney, Joan Edwards (Lamar) and Sheila Estes (Winston) all of Talladega; son and daughter-in-law, Donald Clay (Kathy) of Anniston; sisters, Helen Gurley, Ann Armbrester both of Munford, Mable Parton, EmmerJean Parton and Jewel Gurley all of Talladega; brother, Watson Gaither of Trussville; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Usrey.
Pallbearers are Troy Haney, Todd Haney, Jacob Estes, Trent Haney, Tanner Edwards, Timothy Clay, David Rager and Steve Edwards. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.
TONQUERIUS LOUIS MILLER
LINCOLN — Mr. Tonquerius Louis Miller, age 21, died June 30, 2008 in Lincoln. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will announce arrangements.
JIMMIE LEE ODUM
GOODWATER — Funeral services for Jimmie Lee Odum, 85, are Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Goodwater with Pastor A.R. Hodge officiating. Mr. Odum died June 25, 2008 at his residence.
Survivors include a loving wife, Fannie Odum; one loving daughter, Esther Onaro of LaPlata, MD; three grandchildren, Christopher Alan (Montez) Toney of LaPlata, MD, Timothy Toney of Columbia, MD and Yulanda Nichele (Jonathan) Essoka of Wyncote, PA; two sisters, Callie McElrath and Loula Pearl Reeves both of Goodwater; two sisters-in-law, Mary Pearl Odum of Birmingham and Ida Mae Odum of Sylacauga; two aunts, Lilly Mae Phillips and Mildred Daniels both of New Orleans, LA; and four great grandchildren. Mr. Odum was a native of Coosa County and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Goodwater. Mr. Odum was united in holy matrimony to Fannie Tyler for 61 years. He was a U.S. Veteran and retired from the Chrysler Corporation after 33 years of employment. He was an active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent and a member of the Senior Choir. Public viewing is Thursday, July 3, from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday until time of services. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Childersburg Mortuary will direct the services.
CHILDERSBURG — Funeral services for George Traylor, 84, will be at on Thursday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at the Enon Missionary Baptist Church in Childersburg. Burial will be in the Lilly Rhoden Cemetery. the Rev. Calvin Cunningham will be officiating. Mr. Traylor passed on June 27, 2008 at his residence. He is survived by his two daughters, Nellie V. Youngblood and Mary T. McGregor both of Childersburg; four sons, Apostle Henry D. Traylor of Childersburg, Minister Willie G. Traylor of Vincent, Johnny Traylor of Harpersville and Kelvin Traylor of Birmingham; two goddaughters, Franki and Sherry Traylor both of Childersburg; godchildren, James and Carolyn Yowe both of Childersburg; 34 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Flowerbearers will be granddaughters. Visitation will be at on Wednesday from 12-8 p.m. at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home will direct the service.