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Date: Saturday, 6 October 2012, at 2:23 p.m.

May 28, 2003


TALLADEGA Roy Millender, 85, of 2025 Landmark Road, died May 27 at Citizens BMC.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary.


SYLACAUGA Thomas Daniel Payne Jr., 29, died May 28 at his residence.

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


DADEVILLE Funeral service for Shirley Ann Pogue, 55, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion East Missionary Baptist Church in Dadeville with the Rev. Andrew Greathouse officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Pogue died May 24 at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. She was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Tallapoosa County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Lee Jr. and Lizzie Lee Tuck Brooks.

She is survived by sons, Willie Horace Pogue and Michael Pogue of Jackson's Gap; daughters, Kathy Cunningham of Dadeville, Classie Pogue of Alexander City, Michelle Slaughter of Dadeville and Yolanda Kendrick of Jackson's Gap; sisters, Sue Ann Kelley of Goodwater, Bobbie Jean Onie of Alexander City, Sarah Nell Hill of San Bernardino, Calif., and Bertha Mae Stowes of Alexander City; brothers, Kenneth Brooks of Alexander City and Matthew Brooks of Cleveland, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

Armour's Memorial Funeral Home will direct the service.


LINCOLN Evelyn Smith, 65, of 236 Kue Pass, died May 27 at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sims Funeral Service.


SYLACAUGA Funeral service for James Ralph Spear, 78, will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home chapel in Sylacauga with the Rev. Eddie Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Marble City Cemetery in Sylacauga.

Mr. Spear died May 28 at Baptist Medical Center Montclair in Birmingham. He was retired from the Sylacauga Utilities Board after some 44 years of service. He was a member of Mignon United Methodist Church and was married for 53 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific.

He is survived by his wife, Jonnie Spear of Sylacauga; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to Mignon United Methodist Church, 410 Tenth St., Sylacauga, Ala., 35150.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Braxton Carpenter, Tommy Machen, Frankie Caudle, Jackie Cleveland, Steve Embry, Rowe Grimes and David Gillum.

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


TALLADEGA Elizabeth Swain, 51, died May 27 at Citizens BMC.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sims Funeral Service.


OPELIKA Funeral service for Harold Ponder Swindall, 86, will be Friday at 2 p.m. the First Baptist Church in Opelika with Dr. Mike Wright officiating. Burial will be in Garden Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Swindall died May 26. A sixth generation Alabamian, he was born in the rural community of Dixie and he attended Talladega High School. He moved to Opelika in 1938 to work in construction with his father and returned after World War II to establish his own construction company, H.P. Swindall General Contractors. During his 60 plus years in Opelika, he constructed or remodeled a countless number of homes, churches and commerical buildings. As a World War II veteran, he served in the Quarter Master Corp of the Second Army in the European Theater from 1944 to 1946. Upon his return, he served as first sergeant in the newly formed Anti-aircraft Unit of the National Guard in Opelika. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Opelika and served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent for more than 40 years and on numerous committees and in leadership roles. He also built or remodeled a considerable portion of the church. He felt special pride in the construction of the chapel and the church steeple.

He was active in many civic and business affairs in the area. He was instrumental in bringing the Uniroyal Tire Plant to the Opelika area. As a member of the Exchange Club since 1947, he served at the local, state and national level and was honored with the Outstanding Alabama Exchangite Award. During his tenure as state president, he made more than 70 appearances at Exchange Clubs and was instrumental in the installation of Freedom Shrines in public schools across the state. The local club was awarded the Outstanding Exchange Club in the state under his leadership. He volunteered his time through Exchange to numerous fund-raising events, particularly the Lee County Fair and Dixie Youth League Baseball, and played a key role in providing youth scholarships.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lorraine Lester Swindall, and his second wife of 10 years, Lillian Swanzey Swindall.

He is survived by three children, Dr. Wayne Swindall of Riverside, Calif., Mark Swindall of Birmingham and Carole Swindall Poole of Atlanta, Ga.; two stepchildren, Jim Gambrell of Portland, Ore., and Mike Gambrell of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Past and present members of the Opelika Exchange Club, Mr. Swindall's Sunday Class, the members of Tyler's Coffee Club and the Saturday Breakfast Bunch will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Opelika.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika will direct the service.


CULLMAN Graveside service for Larry D. Taylor, 47, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Munford Cemetery with the Rev. Elton Rutherford officiating.

Mr. Taylor died May 27 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Talladega, where he lived most of his life. He had been a resident of Cullman for the past 11 years, was a member of Central Baptist Church in Cullman and was retired from the state of Alabama.

He is survived by sons, Josh and Nathan Taylor of Cullman; sister, Pamela Taylor of Riverside; and brothers, Kenneth and Jeff Taylor of Munford and Robert Taylor of Talladega.

Pallbearers will be Randy Whitten, Rickey Whitten, Jimmy Whitten, George Mitchell, Mike Glover, Chris Taylor and Jeremy Taylor.

Talladega Funeral Home will direct the service.

June 1, 2003


SYLACAUGA Hannah King Bostic, 92, of Sylacauga died May 30 at Coosa Valley Baptist Medical Center.

A memorial service will be announced by Curtis and Son Funeral Home, North Chapel.

A native of Sylacauga and graduate of Sylacauga High School, she received a bachelor's degree in English from Jacksonville State University. She left Sylacauga in 1942 and accepted a position with the Atlanta Gas Company as an executive secretary. In Atlanta, she taught English at Henry Grady High School, was a regent of Fort Peachtree DAR and a member of the Woman's Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta (Emory University). She also served as a volunteer for the Atlanta Cancer Society. After retirement, she traveled extensively for several years through Europe and the far eastern countries of Japan, Thailand, Taipei, Hong Kong and Hawaii as well as Canada and Mexico.

She is survived by her sister, Clara Jarrett of Memphis; two nieces, Juanita Platt Walters of Winslow, Ariz., and Mary Ann King Dalton of Gadsden; and two nephews, Tom King of Trussville and George S. King of Auburn.

Curtis and Son Funeral Home, North Chapel, will direct the service.


SYLACAUGA Fred McCullor Druary, 90, of Sylacauga, died May 30 at Sylacauga Healthcare.

A memorial service will be announced by Curtis and Son Funeral Home, North Chapel.

Mr. Druary is survived by his brother, John Druary of Houston; a grandson, Clark Daniel Jr. of Austin; a granddaughter, Lauren Daniel Eszes of Fayetteville; a grand nephew, Marvin Mathis Sandifer of Greensboro, N.C.; and a son-in-law, Clark Daniel Sr. of Fayetteville.

Curtis and Son Funeral Home, North Chapel, will direct the service.


SYLACAUGA Clark Jones Jr., 54, of 914 Chapman Road died May 31 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Madden's Funeral Service.


LINEVILLE Graveside service for Bertha Worthy, 88, of Lineville, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lineville City Cemetery with the Rev. Leeanne Scarborough officiating.

Mrs. Worthy died May 30 at Talladega Nursing Home. A native and lifelong resident of Clay County, she graduated from Lineville High School and worked as a sales clerk at McCrary Department Store. She was a member of Lineville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Worth; a daughter, Deborah Gerber; and a brother, Richard White.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail W. Knight of Talladega; one sister, Eunice Smith of La Grange, Ga.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will visit privately prior to the service.

Clay County Funeral Home will direct the service.


MARION Graveside service for Helen Gyzelle Wyatt, 71, of Marion, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stewartville Church of God Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Hammett officiating.

Ms. Wyatt died Friday at Southland Nursing Home in Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Elbert Wyatt.

She is survived by two sisters, Louise E. Weathers of Calera and Shirley Blakely of Anderson, S.C.; 10 nieces and nine nephews.

Curtis and Son Funeral Home, North Chapel, will direct the service.

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