August 21, 2008
MARY MARTHA BELL
SYLACAUGA Graveside service for Mary Martha Bell, 90, will be Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
with the Rev. Jim Stanford officiating. Mrs. Bell died Aug. 19, 2008 at Goodwater Health Care, Goodwater. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jake Matson and James Bell. She worked for many years as a registered nurse. Survivors are a step daughter, Polly B. Banks of Sylacauga; step granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh Banks of Portland, Ore.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to B.B. Comer Memorial Library or Goodwater Health Care. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
SARAH WILLIAMS DOUGLAS
HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. Sarah Williams Douglas, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery
in Sylacauga with the Rev. Tommy Bounds officiating. Mrs. Douglas was a native of Mt. Olive, Ala., and was a member of the Mignon United Methodist Church. She was a retired insurance clerk. Mrs. Douglas attended the Broad Street Baptist Church and The Sanctuary Sunday School Class in Hawkinsville, Ga., and was a wonderful cook.
Survivors include two sons, Charles B. (Charlene) Douglas of Hawkinsville, Ga., and Michael A. (Ann) Douglas of Jessup, Ga.; seven granddaughters and nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2-2:45 p.m. at the Curtis and Son Funeral Home, 1315 Talladega Road, Sylacauga, Ala, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. Clark Funeral Home, Hawkinsville, Ga., in charge of arrangements. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel in charge of local arrangements.
SYLACAUGA Mrs. Doris Epperson, 85, died Aug. 19, 2008 at her residence. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
ALEX CITY Vera Harrell died Aug. 20, 2008 at Russell Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright's Funeral Home.
TALLADEGA Funeral service Mr. Carl Haynes, 71, is Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. at Usrey Chapel, Talladega. Visitation is 12-2 p.m. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct.
PRATHEL BOLTON JOINER
SYLACAUGA Funeral service for Prathel Bolton Joiner, 86, will be Friday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Westview Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmie Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sylacauga. Mrs. Joiner died Aug. 19, 2008 at Sylacauga Health Care. She was a member of Westview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Joiner; parents, Eva and Wes Bolton; brothers, James Bolton and Jake Bolton; and sisters, Gwen Ivey and Evelyn Fryer. Survivors are daughters, Barbara and David Middleton, Demareth "Marty" and Wayne Brasher and Angela and Alfred Wilson all of Sylacauga; brothers, Lyndol Bolton of Sylacauga, Charles Bolton of Sylacauga and Coy Bolton of Millerville; sisters, Mathel White of Brentwood, Tenn., Eulene Tucker of Uriah, Ala., and Christnueve Smitherman of Trussville; grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Murphy, Cindy Williams, David and Angie Brasher and Bethany Hawk; great grandchildren, Kaylee Furnari, Trey Furnari, Levi Parker, Brantlee Brasher, Katelynn Letcher and Libby Letcher; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. The family will accept flowers or contributions to Westview Baptist Church, 415 N. Merkel Ave., Sylacauga, Ala. 35150.
Pallbearers will be Michael Murphy, Turk Holt, David Brasher, Bobby Holman, Donnie Bolton and Ronnie Bolton. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
HILLARD WHITT McMICHAEL
TALLADEGA Graveside services for Mr. Hillard Whitt McMichael, age 94, will be Friday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Pine Hill Memorial Park. Mr. McMichael passed away Aug. 20, 2008 at his home. Survivors are one daughter, Bertha June Edmiston (Harry) of Talladega; one son, Billy Joe McMichael (Jean) of Talladega; seven grandchildren, Crystal Smith, Jessica Williams, Elizabeth Cotton, Kelsey Ward, Phyllis Ingram, Debra Stthe Revel and Steve Spears; and eight great grandchildren. Mr. McMichael is preceded in death by his wife, Velma McMichael; parents, Dee and Ollie McMichael; two sons, Harvey Lee and Darby Lee McMichael; one daughter, Joyce Spears; son-in-law, Billy Spears; three sisters, one brother and one grandson. Mr. McMichael was a native of Clay County but had lived most of his life in Talladega County. He was of the Baptist faith. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Talladega Funeral Home will direct the services.
October 12, 2008
SUTTON WILLIS DEAN
TALLADEGA Sutton Willis Dean, 73, passed away at his home on October 9, 2008. He was a member of the Talladega Church of Christ.
Mr. Dean graduated from Talladega High School in 1953, served four years in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. Degree in 1961. He was employed by the International Business Machines Corporation and was located in Birmingham, Ala., Jackson, Miss., Huntsville, Ala., and Boca Raton, Fla. During his 35 years with the International Business Machines Corporation, he held various managerial positions and retired as a Senior Engineer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Frank Dean; his mother, Dollie Odessa Todd Dean; his sister, Norma Jean Dean Ward and his daughter Lisa Paulette Dean.
He is survived by his wife, Eve Leone Johns Dean of Talladega, Ala.; his son, Eric Sutton Dean of Honolulu, Hawaii; his grandson, Tristan Eric Dean of Honolulu, Hawaii; and his brother, Gary Hilton Dean of Nashville, Tenn. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces.
Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 11 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Usrey. Funeral service will be today, Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at Usrey Chapel with Mr. Hilton Dean officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers are the elders and deacons of the Talladega Church of Christ. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Ward, John Locklind, Hubart Hubbard, Lonnie Stone, William Gaither, Larry Horn and S. Bonds.
Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.
MATTHEW WADE ROUSE
MUNFORD Funeral services for Mr. Matthew Wade Rouse, age 37 of Munford will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Jeff Rutledge and Chief Ricky Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery
Mr. Rouse died Friday in Munford.
Mr. Rouse is survived by his wife, Christy Rouse of Munford; two children, Morgan Rae Rouse and Eric Wade Rouse both of Munford; father, Larry W. Rouse (Laura) of Munford and mother, Kay Crider (Jimmy) of Oxford; two sisters, Kristy Hughes (Lloyd) of Wellborn and Brittany Crider of Oxford.
Mr. Rouse was a native of Anniston and has lived here for most of his life. He was a member of Grace Community Church, worked at ABS Business Systems for over six years and has worked at EG&G for the past year. Mr. Rouse was the assistant fire chief in Munford and served as a volunteer firefighter. He was very active in his community where he was vice president of the Volunteer Fire Fighter Association and Chairman for Munfords Toys for Kids Program. He also worked with the Fire & Rescue at the Talladega Superspeedway and the Talladega Airport.
Pallbearers will be fellow firemen from the Munford Fire Department.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of EG&G, a division of Homeland Security.
Personal condolences may be written to the family at www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.
PAULA LYNN BROWN
SYLACAUGA Graveside funeral service for Paula Lynn Brown, 57, of Sylacauga will be held Monday, Oct. 13 at noon at Evergreen Cemetery.
Ms. Brown died at Baptist Medical Center Princeton on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.
Ms. Brown is survived by her sister, Debra Horton of Woodstock, Ga.; nephew Matt Horton of Denver, Colo.; nephew Chad Horton of Destin, Fla.; and numerous aunts and cousins. The family may be contacted at www.radneysmith.com.
Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, which will direct the service.
O. COREAN KLOTZ
SYLACAUGA Funeral service for O. Corean Klotz, 87, of Sylacauga will take place on Monday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel with the Rev. Bill Dean officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Mausoleum.
Ms. Klotz died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at Coosa Valley Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Klotz of Sylacauga; three sons, Kirk Klotz of Eastaboga, Rodney Roudebush of Texas and Larry Roudebush of Foley; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 13 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rainbow Omega in Eastaboga.
Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
JIMMY D. J.D. BUTLER
TALLADEGA Jimmy D. Butler, J.D., 72, of Talladega, Ala. passed away on October 11, 2008. He is originally from Birmingham, Ala. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. He is the owner of Clear Creek Harbor Marina on Logan Martin Lake. He is a member of the American Legion. He is preceded in death by his parents, Claudie and Hazel Butler. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Butler; sons David Butler of Moody, Ala. and Leslie Butler (Maria) of Atlanta, Ga.; Lisa Butler of Pinson, Ala., Donna Cooper (Jeremy) of Talladega, Ala. and Shelly Fomby (Brian) of Pell City, Ala.; sister, Veda Justice (Richard) of Pinson, Ala.; brother, Roger Butler (Dot) of Pinson, Ala.; grandchildren, Sarah, Mariah, David, Bradi, Raleigh, Jordan Rae, Kodi, Christian and Savannah; several nieces and nephews; host of other family and friends. Services will be Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Rev. Jerry Erwin and Rev. Don Maddox officiating. Jefferson Memorial Trussville Directing.