Eugene J. Copeland, age 80, of Red Bay, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006, at his residence.
Mr. Copeland was born July 26, 1921, in Mississippi to Barney C. Copeland and Medda Montgomery Copeland. He was a salesman for Lawson Products for 20 years, a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Red Bay, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his son, Mike Copeland; and his parents.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Jerry Swimmer officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Copeland is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lola Faye Copeland; a son, John Copeland of Red Bay; a daughter, Janie Cromeans and husband John, of Birmingham; five grandchildren, Jay Copeland of Jacksonville, Florida, Catherine Cromeans of Oxford, Mississippi, John Cromeans III of Oxford, Mississippi, Nicole Roberson and husband Bradley, of Oxford, Mississippi, and Matt Copeland and wife Whitney of Golden, Mississippi; and one great-granddaughter, Riley Roberson of Oxford, Mississippi.
Deaton Funeral Home assisted the family.
James Arthur Garrison, age 47, of Haleyville, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Baptist Montclair Hospital.
Mr. Garrison had served in the Navy and belonged to Double Springs Masonic Lodge #877. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Florene Garrison; and a brother, Jimmy Garrison.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Ricky Grimes and Ricky White officiating. Interment was in Posey Mill Cemetery.
Mr. Garrison is survived by his wife, Carolyn Garrison; two children, Timothy Garrison of Phil Campbell and Adam Garrison of Haleyville; four brothers, Sammy Garrison of Phil Campbell, T.V. Garrison of Phil Campbell, Travis Garrison of Sheperdsville, Kentucky, and Junior Garrison of Bear Creek; two sisters, Virginia Clark of Russellville and Linda Annette Adams of Hackleburg; and two grandchildren, Brenden Garrison and Haley Garrison.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Mary Sue Sutton, 67, of Haleyville, Ala. passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009.
A graveside service was held April 6 in Littleville Cemetery.
John William Mobley, 80, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Helen Keller Hospital. He was born in Vina, Ala., June 29, 1928 to Sterling and Ludie Peck Mobley. He was a member of Vina First Baptist Church and attended Bible College in Springfield, Mo. for two years. He was a factory worker for 47 year having been an employee of Mueller Brass for 15 years.
He leaves a great legacy as a servant of God. He always showed great wisdom and discernment, teaching many through instruction and his own example, to love and follow God. He has served in several churches throughout the years as a deacon, song leader and Sunday school teacher. John also helped to start several churches while living in Illinois. He always worked hard wherever he saw the need and showed love and kindness as a truly great son, brother, husband, father, granddaddy, popaw and friend.
Funeral services were held April 1 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, with Bor. Steve Ledbetter and Bro. Jerry Swimmer officiating. Burial was in Red Bay City Cemetery.
He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Elois Mobley, of Red Bay; four children, Linda Garrison and husband, Danny, John Tomas Mobley and wife, Tracy, and Leisa Mobley, all of Red Bay and Deborah Verchot and husband, Ed, of Springfield, Va.; one brother, Hubert Mobley, of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Eulajean Hester, of Vina; eight grandchildren, Jena Dillingham, Edgar Verchot, Kristy Blunt, Josh Garrison, Lori Carpenter, Eric Verchot, Anna Mobley and Ethan Mobley; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters, Ralph Mobley, Edith Osbirn, Wilburn Sterling Mobley, Elizabeth Moomaw, Frances Griswold, Nellie McDonald, Jack Mobley and Charles Mobley.
Pallbearers were Edgar Verchot, Eric Verchot, Josh Garrison, Mark Blunt, Jimmy Shewbart and Brian Moomaw.
Fay Graham, 104, of Fulton, Miss., died Monday, March 23, 2009 at her residence. She was born August 7, 1904 in Itawamba County, Miss. to John Quincy and Martha Ida Maxcy Chamblee. She was a school teacher and the oldest member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held March 25 at Bethany Baptist Church with Bro. Scot George officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay assisted the family.
She is survived by her three nieces, Martha Carolyn Chamblee, of Atlanta, Ga., Larrissa Chamblee, of Tremont, Miss., and Diane Chamblee Sands, of Fulton, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and sisters, Ray, Chloe, Mildred and Brice.
Joe Lecil Christain was born January 26, 1938 in Lamar Co., Ala. He passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the age of 71. He was a member of Living Water Assembly of God.
Funeral services were held April 7 at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Haleyville with Gary Salter and Steve Lawley officiating. Burial was in Winston Memorial Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Polly Christain; children, Ricky Christain and wife, Terri, Sid Christain, and Nicki Christain and husband, Jeff; sister, Marilyn Burroughs; brothers, Danny Paul Christain, Charles O. Christain and Kerry Neal Christain; sister-in-law, Betty Christain; and grandchildren, Brittany Christain and Jake Little.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Nellie Christain and brother, Bill Christain.
Gladys H. Hellums, 82, of Russellville, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Russellville Hospital.
She lived all her life in Franklin County and was a member of Spring Valley Church of Christ.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville with Johnny Richardson officiating.
Burial was in Franklin Memory Gardens.
She is survived by her son, Marlin Landers and wife, June, of Brentwood, Tenn.; grandchildren, Mark Lyman Landers, Cody Landers and Amado Landers; nieces, Patsy Gist, Faye Tompkins, Peggy Crews, Linda Gail Ergle; nephews, Gerald and Ricky Smith.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Mrs. Hellums was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Kenneth Hellums; parents, Thurlo and Eva Lou Hester; sisters, Austelle Smith and Mildred Smith.