Martha Dean Barnes
Graveside services for Martha Dean Barnes, 77, of New Site will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Hillview Memorial Park. The Revs. Bennie Peacock and David Tuten will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Radney Funeral Home.
Mrs. Barnes died on Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. She was born in Ashland on March 29, 1926, to Harold E. Jones and Bessie Dean Jones. She was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and was retired from Russell Corp.
She is survived by one son, Jake H. Barnes Jr. and his wife Trudy of Auburn; two daughters, Linda Chambers and her husband Ray and Debbie Railey and her husband Johnny all of New Site; five grandchildren, Donna McCain and her husband Dale, Stephen Chambers, Jay Chambers, Lindsey Railey and Mallory Railey all of New Site; and one great-grandchild, Hayden McCain of New Site.
Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Floyd Cecil Davis
Funeral services for Floyd Cecil Davis, 66, of Eclectic will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Prospect Baptist Church. Rev. Ronnie Knight will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at his residence and at the church for one hour prior to services.
Mr. Davis died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at his residence. He was born in Shelby County on Jan. 5, 1937, to Andrew Jackson and Margie Cardwell Davis. He was a self-employed landscape technician and a member of Prospect Baptist Church as well as an avid domino player.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ann Davis of Eclectic; three sons, Wayne Davis and his wife Nan, Jimmy Davis and his wife April and Barry Davis all of Eclectic; two daughters, Connie Grooms and her husband Mike and Sandra Davis all of Eclectic; one brother, James H. Davis of Eclectic; three sisters, Nesbie Mask of Eclectic, and Essie Burnett and Joyce Ledbetter both of Alexander City; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Horace Jackson Davis, William Walter Davis and J.D. Davis; and one grandchild, Kayla Cheyenne Davis.
Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Alphonza Davis, 76, of Goodwater will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Saint John A.M.E. Church in Kellyton. The Rev. James McCoy will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mr. Davis died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Russell Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1927, to Ollis and Era Thomas Davis in Talladega County.
He is survived by a devoted friend, Mattie Bradford of Goodwater; three sisters, Betty Massengale and husband Walter, Barbara Massengale and husband Homer, and Mary Boyce and husband James, all of Kellyton; one sister-in-law, Jessie Davis of Sylacauga; seven nieces, two nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Armour's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emma Lou Story
Funeral services for Emma Lou Story, 77, of LaFayette will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at New Mt. Sellers Baptist Church in LaFayette. The Rev. Terry Magby will officiate. Burial will follow at Handy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Story died Aug. 18, 2003, at her residence. She was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Chambers County. She was a member of New Mt. Sellers Baptist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Ocie Pearl Landers, Gloria Story, Joann Todd and husband Cecil and Shanda Story, all of LaFayette; one son, Rodney Story and wife Shetzv of Shawmut; eight devoted grandchildren; two special grandchildren, Vondricka and Bobby Calloway, both of LaFayette; 19 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Eddie Frank Wright, Emanuel Brady and Leon King and wife Barbara, all of LaFayette and Willie Robert Wright and wife Patricia of Chicago; one sister, Josephine Watts of LaFayette; a host of nieces and nephews; a close friend, Janet Finley; and three special friends, Jannie Williams, Lucille Turner and Jerome Johnson.
Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Fariss Heard
Funeral services for Jack Fariss Heard, 83, of Huntsville and a native of Camp Hill will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Langley Funeral Home.
Mr. Heard died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003. He was born Dec. 8, 1919, to Omar Slaughter and Lucille Mai Fariss Heard. He was a member of the First Universalist Church in Camp Hill. To the many who knew him well, he was loved, cherished and admired. Mr. Heard, a retired U.S. Navy Commander, began his Navy career in submarine duty during WWII, shortly following his graduation in aeronautical engineering from Auburn University. His Navy career continued for 20 years and included command of the submarine USS Clamagore SS-343 and of the USS Shadwell LSD-15. Following retirement from the Navy, he located in Huntsville to become part of the Apollo Mission team. Following retirement from the aerospace program, his career continued as president and owner of Southern Processors, Inc. He served as president and board member of the National Bark Producers Association.
He is survived by his wife Maxine Rockwell Heard; two daughters, Dana Heard Adams and husband James C. of Suffolk, Va., and Jacqueline Heard Walker of Huntsville; one brother, John Thomas Heard and wife Jean of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Dana Kirsten Patterson and husband William F. of Dauphin Island, James C. Adams III and wife Hannah of Suffolk, Va., and Shannon Dana Adams of Raleigh, NC.; nephew John T. Heard Jr., and one great-grandson, John (Jack) William Patterson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lyman Ward military Academy, P.O. Drawer 500, Camp Hill, AL or to the First Universalist Church, 21620 Sen. Claude Pepper Drive, Camp Hill, AL 36850.
Langley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Emma Ransaw
Funeral services for Marry Emma Ransaw, 88, of Alexander City will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Unity Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Roosevelt Gregory will officiate. Burial will follow at Darian Cemetery.
Mrs. Ransaw died Aug. 22, 2003, at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City. She was born Aug. 24, 1914, to West and Carrie Pearson Marbury.
She is survived by her husband The Rev. Charlie Frank Ransaw of Alexander City; two daughters, Elayne Whetstone and husband Tommy of Birmingham, Gwendolyn Martin of Alexander City; three sisters, Frances Walker, Alice Walker and Fannie Mae Allen, all of Alexander City; one brother, Earnest T. Marbury and wife Gloria of Gadsden; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, West and Carrie Pearson Marbury.
Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bronzie Allen "Cowboy" Reynolds
Funeral services for Bronzie Allen "Cowboy" Reynolds, 49, of Alexander City will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Radney Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. John Watkins and the Rev. Jerry Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at Byrneville United Methodist Church Cemetery
in Century, Fla., with the Rev. Marcus Carraway officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.
Mr. Reynolds died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at Russell Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1954, in Century, Fla., to Marvin Didymus and Estelle Allen Reynolds. He worked as a saw operator.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia B. Reynolds of Alexander City; one son, Ronnie Bowen and wife Sabrina of Alexander City; one daughter, Angel Reynolds; two grandchildren, Zachery Bowen and Amanda Bowen, both of Alexander City; his mother, Estelle Reynolds of Atmore; three sisters, Adelia White and husband Leroy of Byrneville, Fla., Patricia Ann Reynolds and Jean Daniels, both of Atmore, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Didymus Reynolds and one brother, Douglas Anthony Reynolds.
Radney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.