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Jimmy Gray Reeves, age 62, of Red Bay, passed away Monday, December 27, 2004, at Red Bay Hospital.

Mr. Reeves was a native of Alabama and a truck driver for 25 years. He was a member of Community Center Baptist Church in Red Bay. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for two years. Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charlie and Mime Reeves; and a brother, T.C. Reeves.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at Community Center Baptist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Lowell Baggett and Bro. George Jones officiating. Interment was in Holly Springs Cemetery in Hodges.

Pallbearers were Jo Jo Reeves, Danny Renfrow, Ronny Lucas, Ron Harris, Shannon Ozbirn and Mark Myers.

Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife of 41 years, Margaret Reeves; four daughters, Tricia Reeves of Red Bay, Wendy Crum of Hodges, Kristi Cleveland and husband Kevin, of Golden, Mississippi, and Cassie Reeves; a son, Zack Reeves; two sisters, Gladys Robinson and husband Bud, and Myrt Singley, both of Meridian, Mississippi; four brothers, Curt Reeves, Edward Reeves and Al Reeves, all of Quitman, Mississippi, and Buddy Reeves of Tuscaloosa; and two grandchildren, Kaylon Cleveland and Kindrick Cleveland.

Deaton Funeral Home assisted the family.


Guy Ray Stowe, age 52, of Florence, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at his residence.

Mr. Stowe was a native of Marion County but had lived in Florence for the past 17 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Edward Stowe.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2004, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville with Robert Allen, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Bear Creek #1 Cemetery.

Mr. Stowe is survived by his mother, Meallie Stowe of Russellville; two daughters, Suzanne and Allison; two brothers, Richard Stowe and Danny Stowe, both of Russellville; two sisters, Jane Stowe of Russellville and Ann Battcher of Huntsville; and a nephew, Jeremy Stowe.

Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.


Curnel William Beck, age 87, of Town Creek, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2005, at Huntsville Hospital.

Mr. Beck was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and a World War II Army Veteran with a Bronze Star. He was retired from his job as janitor at Hatton Elementary School. He was preceded in death by his parents, John William Beck and Ollie Beck; five brothers, Grady Beck, Austin Beck, Garland Beck, Geoffrey Beck and Wilmer Beck; and a sister, Flora Mae Bradford.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Houston officiating. Interment was in Ferguson Cemetery in Town Creek.

Pallbearers were Dale Beck, Franklin Beck, Rayburn Beck, Billy Beck, Larry Bradford, and Jerry Wayne Bradford.

Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Audrey Beck; a daughter, Donna King and husband Felton, of Russellville; two granddaughters, Chastidy Piper and husband Thomas, of Florence, and Jodie King of Decatur; and a sister, Ruby Owens of Decatur.

Lawrence Funeral Home assisted the family.


Kenneth Franklin Borden, age 61, of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at his residence.

Mr. Borden was born July 31, 1943, in Russellville, the youngest child of Edmer D. Borden and Anna Lee Grisham Borden. He attended Belgreen High School and worked a student program the summer of 1960 at General Electric in Chicago. He was offered and accepted a permanent position at their Cicero, Ill., location. Continuing his education, Mr. Borden became an electrician.

His 44 years of employment with General Electric gleaned many rewards. At his death, Mr. Borden was the supervisor of maintenance at the Cicero plant, a position he had held for many years. He married Margaret Louise Dalton of Chicago and had two sons and a daughter. They had a love for animals, horses in particular. They purchased a farm in 1990 in Wilmington, Ill., and established a family business, "Little Bit Farm, Inc.," with their son, Ken Jr.

Over the years, they have become renowned breeders and trainers of warmbloods. Opus, their stallion, presently ranks No. 1 in the nation for dressage breeding. They have an excellent history of dressage and riding performance scores.

Mr. Borden was an avid outdoorsman and in past years enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips to Alabama, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Michigan and Alaska. He was a humble and caring man, never forgetting his roots. He was a Baptist, a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of I.B.E.W. 134.

Mr. Borden was preceded in death by his son, Michael Steven Borden; his parents; and a brother, James E. Borden, Jr.

Mr. Borden is survived by his wife, Margaret Louise Borden; his son, Kenneth Franklin Borden, Jr. and daughter, Jamie Lynn Borden, all of Wilmington, Illinois; his brother, Gerald S. Borden and wife JoAnn, of Evergreen; his sister, Frances B. Nichols and husband Neal, Sr., of Russellville; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Borden Wiggington of North Riverside, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Chlorice L. Holt, age 81, of Russellville, passed away Monday, January 3, 2005, at her residence.

Mrs. Holt lived all her life in Franklin County and was a member of First Methodist Church in Russellville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ken Hamilton.

Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at Franklin Memory Gardens with Jeff Fleming officiating.

Pallbearers were James Pounders, Ricky Hall, Linden Miller, Ray Hargett, Barry Hargett and Joey Webb.

Mrs. Holt is survived by her husband, J.C. Holt; a son, James Webb of Montgomery; four sisters, Pearl Henderson of South Carolina, Darlene Phillips of Birmingham, Sarah Millwood of Decatur, and Rosalie Benko of Indiana; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Louise Burcham, Hospice South, Heart-to-Heart Hospice, Southern Rural Health, Department of Public Health and all of the friends who have been so thoughtful and helpful.

Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.


Travis Eli Plylar, age 86, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2005, at Helen Keller Hospital.

Mr. Plylar lived his entire life in Franklin County and was a member of Isbell Methodist Church. He was retired from Union Carbide with 27 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maude Plylar; and a sister, Nancy Tompkins Brawley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at Pinkard Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Allen McRight Cemetery.

Mr. Plylar is survived by his wife, Fern Plylar; a son, Tommy Plylar of Russellville; three sisters, Mary Horton of Russellville, Lecie Moody of Double Springs, and Velma Padilla of Ft. Meyers, Florida; two grandchildren, Rusty Plylar and Beth Plylar; a great-grandchild, Dalton Plylar; and several nieces and nephews.

Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.

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