DeSIMONE, Mary Nicometo
DeSIMONE, Mary Nicometo of Hope Hull passed away on November 19, 2009. She was born in Oakfield, New York on September 18, 1924 to Costanzo and Candita Nicometo. Mrs. DeSimone moved to Montgomery in 1955, opening the Chuck Wagon Restaurant with her husband Edmond on old US 31 at what is now the corner of Air Base Boulevard and Day Street, which they owned for 17 years. They later owned and operated Mary and Ed's Restaurant on Narrow Lane Road. After retiring, Mrs. DeSimone remained active in the American/Italian Club as well as spending time with her beloved family and friends. Mrs. DeSimone is survived by her devoted son Ed DeSimone and wife Merry and grandson Eddie of Atlanta; daughter Paula and husband Bryan Morgan currently of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; granddaughter Heather Lammons, her husband David and their children Ashton, Ayden, Averi, Arrabella and Abigail; granddaughter Hilary DeSimone and son Cory; sister, Olga Deas; brothers, Dominic Nicometo and Albert Nick; sister, Connie Woodruff; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. DeSimone was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years Edmond DeSimone; son David DeSimone; sisters Jeanie Nicometo and Florence Rapone; and brothers Charles, Frank, James, and Arthur Nicometo. Visitation will be at Leak-Memory Chapel on Monday November 23, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow. Funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church on Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., burial to follow at St. Margaret's in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society. Leak Memory Chapel Directing
PORTER, Lucille Rainey
PORTER, Lucille Rainey, 83, of Vestavia, AL and a former resident of Montgomery, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2009. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Lucille Lawson, Jasper, GA; Marjorie Marie Yeargan, Dadeville, AL; Kathryn Anne Partin, Mobile, AL; one son, Donald Meredith Monroe, Jr., Birmingham, AL; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bob and Mary Prim Scholarship Fund c/o of The Sunshine Center, 858 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from Whitfield Memorial Methodist Church with Dr. Robbins Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
McLEOD, Jack Winston, Sr.
McLEOD, Jack Winston, Sr., 75, a resident of Prattville, AL, died on Saturday, November 21, 2009, after an extended illness. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Prattville Memorial, with Harry Shepherd officiating, with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mr. McLeod was a devoted father and grandfather who will be deeply missed. Mr. McLeod graduated in 1961 from Auburn University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Masons. He is survived by three daughters, Lindy Jones, Julie (Douglas) Marks, and Hallee McLeod; two sons, Jack (Michelle) McLeod, Jr., and Richard McLeod; five grandchildren, Christalyn Jones, Josh Marks, Bronwyn McLeod, Sean McLeod, and Richard McLeod; one sister, Betty Jo (Harry) Shepherd; and numerous extended family members and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Motley, Bobby Bowen, Curtis Johnson, Wayne Boggs, Yogi Howell, Curt Howell, Paul Fay, Bobby Casteel, "Chester Charger", and Bill Roberts. The family will receive friends at Prattville Memorial Chapel on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 200 Office Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35223, Hope for Strokes, 250 Duck Pond Drive, Wantagh, NY, 11793, or one's favorite charity.
BELLACH, Terry Lee
BELLACH, Terry Lee, 54, a resident of Lapine AL died Saturday November 21, 2009 after an illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernie Scott officiating with burial in Berea Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. He was preceded in death by his Mother Faye E. Bellach. Survivors include his Daughter, Sarah Beth Rowe, Step son, Will Rowe, Father, Harold L. Bellach, Sisters, Sharon K. Sasser, Keri L. Hess, Nieces and Nephews, Kristen, Michael,and Kyle Sasser, Kayla Bellach and Brandon Cripple, Great Niece, Kinzley Sherrill. Pallbearers will be Tommy Wooten, Brad Cripple, Brandon Cripple, Michael Sasser, Kyle Sasser and Patrick Wells. Visitation will be Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at White Chapel Funeral Home. White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home directing
GLASSCOCK, Ruthie Lee
GLASSCOCK, Ruthie Lee, age 83, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010. Mrs. Glasscock was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Guy Glasscock, Sr. She is survived by her children, Ray Ann (Stan) Solomon, John T. (Roxanne) Glasscock, Charly Fitzgerald, Raymond Guy (Priscilla) Glasscock, Jr. and Emily Elaine (Chris) Cleghorn; nine grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Leak Memory Chapel with Dr. Earl Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandson-in-laws. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Donations can be made to one's favorite charity or your church in memory of Mrs. Glasscock. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
HARTLEY, James Doyle
HARTLEY, James Doyle, age 78, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Charlotte Hartley; a sister, Betty Littlefield of Eureka, CA; children, Carolyn Hartley of Montgomery, Monterey (Bobby) Winge of Panama City, FL, Johnathan (Susan) Hartley of Prattville, Catherine Scott of Hoover, AL and Betty Gail (Randall) Clayton of Montgomery, AL; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Hartley was preceded in death by a son, William Harold "Tiger" Hartley. He was an active member of Frazer United Methodist Church and a selfless volunteer with the Church, as well as Montgomery Junior Golf Association. He loved to fish, ride his lawnmower, play golf with his wife, attend his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting events and most anything else that allowed him to be outside. Despite spending two years battling cancer, he continued to be there for and take care of his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He battled cancer with dignity, grace and a few choice words along the way. Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family would like to give special recognition and appreciation to the Montgomery Cancer Center and Wiregrass Hospice of Montgomery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Larry Loosier, Larry Curry, Ron Lee, Dave Roberson, Kevin Bell, Carl Gregory and Craig Thompson Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
McGOUGH, Helen Marie Smith Bagley
McGOUGH, Helen Marie Smith Bagley, of Montgomery, Alabama went to Heaven on January 19, 2010, at the age of 88. Visitation will be at Leak Memory Funeral Home in Montgomery on Friday, January 21, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, with a service celebrating her life on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 10:00 am, at First Baptist Church, 305 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Jay Wolf officiating. She will lie in state one hour before the service for viewing. Helen was born on April 15, 1921, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George E. Bagley of Montgomery, Alabama, parents Bessie Gertrude Lee Smith and Charles Franklin Smith, brothers Charles Franklin "Buddy" Smith, Jr. and David Calvin Smith, sister Doris Jeanne Smith Carter Crawford, all of Atlanta, Georgia, and Marjorie Smith Davis of Keystone Heights, Florida. She is survived by her children Annelle Bagley Reed and husband Stretch of Tuscaloosa and their children Nathan (Grayson, GA), Shannon and Gavin (both of Birmingham) and KendyllAn Reed (Tuscaloosa); James Carter Bagley and wife Faye of Montgomery and their children Jennifer Bagley McCracken (Kyle), Tuscaloosa, AL, and Stephanie (Montgomery); and Edwin Bagley and wife Cheryl of Monroe, North Carolina and their children Marjorie Bagley (Greensboro, NC) and Elizabeth Zimmer (Todd), Berkeley, CA; and her sisters Claudene Smith Farrar and husband Gene of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Earlene Smith Edgens and husband George Snellville, Georgia, and 39 nieces and nephews, their spouses, children and grandchildren. She is also survived by her husband of 10 years, Homer E. McGough, his children Elton McGough (Sue) of Elkton, Kentucky, Albert McGough (Linda), and their children and grandchildren. Helen worked at numerous jobs growing up in a large family during the depression, including the US Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson. With the promise of a job at a church in Athens, Georgia, she left to attend Woman's Missionary Union Training School, Louisville, Kentucky. There she met and later married George Bagley, and they moved to Avoca, Indiana, where he pastored a small Baptist church while he finished school at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They moved to Montgomery, Alabama in 1945, where he began his 38 years of ministry with the Alabama Baptist Convention. Helen and George joined Cloverdale Baptist Church, where they raised their children and served faithfully for many years. She went back to school while raising their three children, receiving a BA from Huntingdon College, an MA from Auburn University, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Judson College in recognition of her many years of leadership in education, church, and denominational service across Alabama and the Southern Baptist Convention. Helen began teaching English at Lanier High School in 1964, helped develop the first Honors English program in Montgomery Public Schools, and later became a Guidance Counselor at Lanier, retiring after 18 years. During these years, George and Helen became close friends and traveling companions with Homer and Margaret McGough. Helen and Margaret both taught English and were Guidance Counselors at Lanier High School. Following George's and Margaret's going to Heaven in 1998, Helen married her "best friend" and neighbor Homer McGough, and she joined him and James' family as members of First Baptist Church of Montgomery. Helen had a passion for her Lord, His church, her family, students and friends. We will all look forward to seeing her again, when she is healthy and happy with our Lord Jesus Christ. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Shocco Springs Endowment Fund, 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega, AL 35160, or your local church or favorite charity. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
MISSILDINE, Annie Louise Murphy
MISSILDINE, Annie Louise Murphy, 87, a longtime resident of Montgomery, Al and beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on January 20, 2010. Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday, January 23 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Rhon Carleton of Frazer United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior at Leak-Memory Chapel. Louise was preceded in death by her beloved husband Gilbert W. Missildine; son Bobby Missildine; grandson, Kevin Missildine; sister, Myrtle Bain; and brother Wilson Murphy. She is survived by four children; Glenn (Cheri) Missildine of San Bernardino, CA, Elizabeth (Richard) Rives of Cornersville, TN, Fran Norris of Montgomery, AL, Carol (Andrew) McMullen of Montgomery, AL; daughter-in-law, Julia Watts Missildine; eleven grandchildren, Mark (Melissa) Missildine of Calipatria, CA, Melinda (Marc) Payne of Steele, AL, Louis (Tanya) Missildine of Hueytown, AL, Rachel (Jeff) Holsworth of Duluth, GA, Reagan (Gary) Kolb of Daphne, AL, Thomas (Amanda) Norris of Orlando, FL, Margaret McMullen of Rome, GA, Murry Rives of Cornersville, TN, Audrey McMullen of Montgomery, AL, David Rives of Cornersville, TN, Kelly McMullen of Montgomery, AL; seven great-grandchildren, Micaela Missildine, Mark Patrick Missildine, Hunter Missildine, Kevin Missildine, Tyler Holsworth, Dylan Holsworth and Cole Norris. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Rives, Andrew McMullen, Mark Missildine, Louis Missildine, Thomas Norris and David Rives. Honorary pallbearer will be Murry Rives. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN or the charity of your choice. Leak Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
CHARLES, Mrs. Doris Marie Burnley
CHARLES, Mrs. Doris Marie Burnley a resident of Montgomery, AL entered into eternal rest Monday, January 18, 2010. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from Old Elam Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. David Ellington, officiating. Interment will follow in Old Elam Churchyard Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Mrs. Charles will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Doris was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Bush and Yvonne Johnson. The love ones who are left to cherish precious memories are, a devoted husband, David L. Charles; daughters, Lisa B. (Stanley) Walker and Lynda Burnley; step-daughter, Yvonne P. Hardin; adoring grandchildren, Ke-Yana, NaKayle' and DeMarion Burnley, Joshua Walker, Robert, Marcus, Christopher and Tremayne Hardin; sister, Elizabeth Ann Bush, Louisville, KY; brothers-in-law, Clarence (Doris) Shuler and Sylvester (Brenda) Shuler; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including devoted friends, Terri Eddington, Mother Elizabeth Murdock, Trina Parker, Betty Neese and Rosa O'Neal Linam.
HUFFMAN, Mrs. Rosie M.
HUFFMAN, Mrs. Rosie M. a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away Friday, January 22, 2010.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
SEARS, Mr. Odell
SEARS, Mr. Odell a resident of Montgomery, AL entered into eternal rest Friday, January 22, 2010.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
SHREVE, Nell Adams
SHREVE, Nell Adams, 82 of 207 Geary Dr. Montgomery, AL passed away at Noland Hospital on January 20, 2010. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Friday, January 22, 2010. Her Funeral Service will be held at Southern Memorial on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2pm with Bro. John Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Shreve was preceded in death by her husband, Willard "Pete" Shreve and son Donnie Everage. She was born Feb. 23, 1927 in Andalusia, AL and was the daughter of the late T.J. Adams. She is survived by her grandson, Travis L. Everage of Montgomery; granddaughter, Donna Jean Johnson of Prattville; four great grandchildren, Travis "Bo Bo" Everage, Jr., Candice Everage, Dale Johnson, Pete Johnson; several nieces, nephews and adopted sister Barbara Fuller. Pallbearers will be Travis Everage, Britt Simmons, James Hanks, Topper Harold Abbot, B'ham Billy and Mike Ward with alternate, Cowboy Larry Wilson.
CROCKER, Mrs. Emma Nell
CROCKER, Mrs. Emma Nell, age 72 a resident of Millbrook, AL went home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Brookside Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Graham & Rev. David McLemore officiating. The interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Crocker was a member of East Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Joe Crocker of Millbrook, AL, daughter Louise Roberts of Millbrook, AL , son Dewey Crocker (Marie) of Pine Apple, AL, sisters Margaret Crawford of Mobile, AL, Caroline Ingram (Leroy) of Molina, FL, brothers Olen Davis(Marie) of Selma, AL, Adolf Davis (Sandra) of Linden, AL, grandchildren Matthew, Davis & Kathryn. Pallbearers will be Matthew Roberts, Davis Crocker, Robbie Jenkins, Jimmy Lansdale, Chris Haag, & Rick Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Ritchey, Mark Otstot, David Rozear, & Joe Davis. The family ask , in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Memorial Baptist Church. Friends will be received on Monday, January 25,2010 from 1-2 p.m at the funeral home. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL Directing
SYLVESTER, Frances Hug
SYLVESTER, Frances Hug, lately of Opelika and Birmingham, died on January 15 after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Sylvester was born June 8, 1920 at Virginia Beach, Virginia the daughter of Henry Bernard and Myrtle (Huggie) Toliver Hug. She grew up at Fort Benning where her father was the chief civilian administrator. She attended Columbus High School, was graduated from the University of Georgia and later earned a master's degree from Auburn University. Frances married the late Athol R. Sylvester, Jr. in 1950. They lived and raised their family in Geneva, Talladega, and Opelika where Frances taught school and was active in community organizations including the United Methodist Church and March of Dimes. Survivors include two sons, Robert Watson Sylvester and his wife, Ann, of Newark, DE and William Rembert Sylvester and his wife, Sybil, of Birmingham and their families; and one sister, Theresa Hug Borders of LaGrange, GA. A memorial service is planned at Trinity United Methodist Church, Opelika, AL at 10:30 AM, Monday January 25. Burial will be private. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the March of Dimes.
AMASON, Mary Emma Sellers
AMASON, Mary Emma Sellers, age 87, died March 21, 2010, at Jackson Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and a retired employee of the State of Alabama Department of Revenue. A service honoring her life will be held at Leak-Memory Chapel at 10:00 AM on March 25, 2010. She will be laid to rest next to her late husband, John W. Amason, Jr., at a private family interment at Fair Prospect Cemetery later in the day. Her family will receive relatives and friends at a visitation to be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday. She is survived by seven children and their respective spouses: Judy A. Stone (Montgomery); Ann A. Hutcheson (Prattville); Dr. Michael and Mary John A. Gilchrist (Montgomery); Lance and Joan A. Kelly (Ramer); Mark Givens and Jane Amason (Wetumpka); John W. Amason, III (Ramer); and Jimmy and Janice Weekley (Coosada). She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 grandchildren-in-law, and 9 great grandchildren. Other family members surviving Mary Emma include her sister-in-law, Ruth Amason Hooks Arant; brother-in-law, William Coleman Amason; and brother-in-law and spouse, Gib Holody Amason and Vernelle Forbes Amason. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be her son and five grandsons. Memorials may be made in the form of flower arrangements or donations to one's favorite charity. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
ARMSTRONG, Charles Frank
ARMSTRONG, Charles Frank, 75 a resident of Montgomery, AL died Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Perdue (Wayne), Jan McCullough (Leonard); one son, Mike Armstrong (Melody); three sisters, Ailene Wood, Hazel Dixon, Sue Phillips; one brother, Marvin Armstrong; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A private service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Humane Society.
BAKER, Mary Edna
BAKER, Mary Edna, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Leak-Memory Chapel with Minister Brad Sullivan of Vaughn Park Church of Christ officiating. A private family burial will take place at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday at Leak-Memory Chapel. Mary was retired from Bellsouth with 38 years of service and was a Pink Lady at St. Margaret's Hospital for 10 years. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth B. Brown and Willie Drew Reynolds. She is survived by two sisters, Julia B. McDowell, Montgomery and Alma B. (Walter) Gainey, Pike Road; one nephew, Wes Gainey; six nieces, Cynthia Martin, Anita Davis, Lucie Barnes, Margaret McDowell, Kathleen Parker, and Barbara Tillery. Pallbearers will be Wiley Cutts, Rhett Cutts, Eric Gwin, Robert Kondrath, Ernest McArthur, and Paul Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of Vaughn Park Church of Christ. The family would like to acknowledge the special care given to Mary at Cedar Crest and by Baptist Hospice. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Family Care, Vaughn Park Church of Christ, 3800 Vaughn Rd., Montgomery, AL 36106. Leak Memory Chapel Directing
CAUTHEN, Connie Lynn
CAUTHEN, Connie Lynn, 42, was taken from her family on March 18, 2010. Connie is preceded in death by her father, Larry E. Leavins, and her brother, Larry E. Evans Jr. She is survived by her mother, Lillie Mae (Billy) Meredith; husband, Kirby W. "K.C." Cauthen, one son, Casey W. Cauthen and three daughters, Candi L. Cauthen, Cindy R. Hill and Christy M. (Meza) Cauthen, and one beloved seven week old granddaughter, Dixie Lynn Meza, one sister and best-friend, Shannon D. Cauthen, four sister-n-laws, one brother-in-law and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 26, 2010 at Berea Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Calvin Lasley officiating. Pallbearers will be Donnie Wright, Art Hebert, Jessie Meza, Cody McClean, John Curry and Jeremy Zuidhoek. A special contribute to Mr. Tavares Walker for being with our beautiful gift of life when her family could not be. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Kirby W. Cauthen at 82 Restoration Lane, Ramer, Al., 36069. May God Bless All. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
MORSCH, Frances E.
MORSCH, Frances E., 83, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Leak-Memory Chapel with Rev. Shawn Merithew officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Leak-Memory Chapel from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Mrs. Morsch is survived by her husband of 63 years, Paul S. Morsch, and two daughters, Terry Morsch of Montgomery, AL and Patti Morsch of Orlando, FL. Pallbearers will be Deacons of Morningview Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the Starlight Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Morningview Baptist Church. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
WRIGHT, Lindsey Darrell
WRIGHT, Lindsey Darrell, age 79, a resident of Prattville, AL, passed away on March 23, 2010, at Jackson Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Wright was born September 25, 1930 in Bowden, GA. Funeral services will be held on March 26, 2010 at 2:00 from the chapel of Prattville Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Travis Coleman, Jr. and Rev. Dave Burnes officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens. Mr. Wright, proudly served his country as a veteran of the Army and Alabama National Guard. He served 1 1/2 years in the Occupation Army in Bad Tolz, Germany after WW II, assigned to the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters. He served in combat in the Korean War in 1951 - 1952, with the 25th Infantry Division and retired after 43 years of military service, in July 1990. The Alabama National Guard honored him in 1992 by naming the Prattville Armory, "Fort Lindsey Darrell Wright." Mr. Wright will be honored with a military funeral conducted by the Alabama National Guard. Mr. Wright was a member of the Autaugaville Baptist Church. His family was very dear to him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Katie and Clarence Wright and his sister, Millie Wright Schmidt, Niceville, FL. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Marian Hassler Wright; one daughter, Sherry Wright (James) Kennedy; two sons, Timothy D. Wright, Patrick C. (Lucy) Wright, his granddaughters, Lindsey (Brent) Jones, Claire Wright, Abby Wright, and Anna Wright; his grandsons, Nathan (Amy) Kennedy, Cameron Wright, Jason Wright, and Daniel Wright; great-grandchildren, Carly Jones, Zoe Jones, Baker Jones, and Hayes Kennedy. His brother in law, Raymond Schmidt, nephew and niece, Steven Schmidt and Julie Schmidt. The family will receive friends and relatives at Prattville Memorial Chapel March 26, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to First Baptist Church, 138 S Washington St, Prattville, Al. 36067 building fund, or Vista Care Hospice at 700 Interstate Park Drive, Suite 715, Montgomery, AL 36109. Honorary pallbearers will be the four grandsons Nathan Kennedy, Cameron Wright, Jason Wright, and Daniel Wright.
KIRKLAND, Julian Astor
KIRKLAND, Julian Astor, a 96 year old WWII veteran, passed away at home in Montgomery, Alabama on Friday, March 19, 2010. He was the son of Nella Smith Kirkland and Thomas Alonzo Kirkland of Newville, Alabama. Viewing will be in Montgomery at Ross-Clayton Funeral Home. Family will attend from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Newville, AL on Saturday at 12 noon.