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Date: Saturday, 6 October 2012, at 1:10 p.m.

December 11, 2002


TALLADEGA Funeral service for Ester B. Wilson Higgins, 85, of 1570 Lawler Circle, will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Africa Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Threatt and the Rev. Johnny Twymon officiating. Burial will be in Lawler Cemetery.

Mrs. Higgins died Dec. 5 at St. Clair Regional Medical Center. She united with Corinth Baptist Church, fellowshipped with Africa Missionary Baptist Church and was formerly employed by the Stephens family, Preston family and the Toby Deese family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Higgins Sr.; her parents, Bennie Wilson and Annie Bell Cook Wilson; and four brothers, Vester Lee Wilson, James Woodrow Wilson, William (W.M.) Wilson and Lovell Wilson.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Jones and Wanda Elston of Talladega; one son, Will Higgins Jr. of Talladega; one brother, David Wilson of Talladega; three sisters, Annie B. McGhee, Bennie Lee Garrett and Pauline McGhee of Talladega; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Higgins, Tyrone Twymon, Bertram Higgins, Terry Higgins and Elton Ashley.

Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the service.


ATLANTA, Ga. Graveside service for Paulette Davis O'Donnell will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Hopewell Cemetery, U.S. 411, north of Ashville. A private memorial service will be held Thursday in Atlanta.

Mrs. O'Donnell died Dec. 13 in Atlanta, Ga. A graduate of Judson College in Marion, Mrs. O'Donnell enjoyed a distinguished career with Delta Airlines. She began her career as a flight attendant and always spoke of those days with pride. In recent years she became, by chance, the keeper of Delta's heritage and history. It was the perfect match. Her graciousness, patience, intelligence, creativity and determination were ideal attributes for her work of Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum.

She always had time for any retiree who stopped by the office and she treated all with respect for what they may have accomplished for the company. She knew how to create a celebration and always looked for the opportunity. The completion of the restoration project for Ship 41, Delta's immaculately restored DC-3, inspired three major awards for the DC-3, including selection by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2001.

Most of all, she was a friend.

It was an adventure to know her, because she overflowed with ideas, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. She would be proud to know her work will stand the test of time.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Davis; and her stepfather, Clemons Roe.

She is survived by her husband, Frank X. O'Donnell III of Atlanta; her mother, Ruby G. Roe of Pell City; her brother, William Van and Emily Davis of Pell City; her niece and nephew, Lauren and Paul Davis of Pell City; two stepdaughters, Catherine O'Donnell of Rockville, Md., and Alison O'Donnell of Kennesaw, Ga.; three stepsons, Peter, Michael and Paul O'Donnell of Kennesaw, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

Flowers may be sent to Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City or, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, Dept. 914, P.O. Box 20585, Atlanta, Ga., 30354.

Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.


SYLACAUGA Infant Javontae Leshawn Borden died Dec. 9 at The Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Childersburg Mortuary Service.


GADSDEN Kenneth Bothwell, 41, died Dec. 10 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sims Funeral Service.


ALEXANDER CITY Memorial service for Joe Broom, 59, was Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Alexander City Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Cowhick officiating.

Mr. Broom died Dec. 7 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. He was born Nov. 21, 1943 in Alexander City to Aubrey Joseph Broom Sr. and Jewell Ora Robinson Broom. He worked as a safety director for Wellborn Forest Products, was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam and was a member of Alexander City Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Frances Haskew.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joan Broom of Alexander City; one son, Alan Broom of Goodwater; one daughter, Amanda Broom of Alexander City; one grandson; and sisters, Rebecca Broom and Robbie Broom of Knoxville, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alexander City Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 307, Alexander City, Ala., 35011.

Radney's Funeral Home in Alexander City directed the service.


SYLACAUGA George Buttram, 71, died Dec. 10.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Curtis and Son Funeral Home.


HEFLIN Funeral service for Maebell Carr, 76, will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Talladega Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. J.R. Carmichael officiating. Burial will be in Vincent Cemetery.

Mrs. Carr died Dec. 9 at Cleburne County Nursing Home. She was a native of Shelby County, lived many years in Talladega County and was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Marvin W. Mayo of Heflin and Clyde Ray Mayo of Talladega; one half brother, Carl Doug Duck of Vincent; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Mayo, Mark Mayo, Jeff Mayo, Rodney Mayo, Shae Sanders, Dixon Cooper, Freddy Harris and Fredrick Harris.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m.

Talladega Funeral Home will direct the service.


TALLADEGA Shirley A. Kelly Dison, 55, died Dec. 10 in Oxford.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Talladega Funeral Home.


CROPWELL Funeral service for Willard Woodrow (W.W.) Gaddie, 86, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home chapel in Pell City with the Rev. James Blair officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Mr. Gaddie died Dec. 10. He had lived in Cropwell since 1965. He was retired from South Central Bell with 37 years of service and was a member of the Telephone Co. Retirees Club. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Harbin Gaddie; three daughters, Linda Deason, Hazel Harpst and Tana Hutchins of Cropwell; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.


NEW ORLEANS, La. Funeral service for Anthony Joseph Maggiore, 75, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Father Sal De george officiating. Burial will be in St. Vincent De Paul II in New Orleans, La.

Mr. Maggiore died Dec. 9. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonardo P. Maggiore, Francesco (Eugene) Maggiore and Salvatore Maggiore; a sister, Fara Maggiore (Sister Imelda of the Eucharistic Missionary of St. Dominic).

He is survived by one son, Anthony Joseph Maggiore Jr. of Oneonta; three daughters, Fara Carney of Sylacauga, Antionette Bonilla of Birmingham and Carol Schaefer of Birmingham; two sisters, Antionette Maggiore and Mary Jane Maggiore of New Orleans, La., and 10 grandchildren.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga will direct the service.

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