COLLIER, Kirkland Gene "Kirk"
COLLIER, Kirkland Gene "Kirk", 43, a Prattville resident, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM today followed by a funeral service at 2:30 PM at Ridout's Prattville Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion - Rawlinson Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Kaye, sons: Josh Hunsinger Collier, Jeremy Collier, Cody Collier: parents Larry Collier and Ruby Little: sisters Stephanie Morris and Inocea Collier: grandchildren Annabelle and Maddie Collier: and a host of other family members. Pallbearers will be Travis Wilson, Brandon Baker, Stanley McCullers, Toby Wilson, Terry Barrett, Ernie Smith, Todd Thornell, and Casey Walker. Ridout's Prattville Chapel Directing
SANDERS, Mrs. Eunice F.
SANDERS, Mrs. Eunice F., 93, a resident of Dozier, AL died Sunday August 1, 2010. Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday August 3, 2010 at the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hogwood officiating. Interment will follow in Sanders Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mrs. Sanders is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Sanders. Survivors include her step- daughter, Margaret Pursell; three grandchildren, David (Carol) Pursell, John (Gail) Pursell and Paul (Tammy) Pursell; one great grandchild; three sisters, Elizabeth Hemby, Dorothy Prescott and Vernie Harville; and two brothers, Virgil Fallin and Glenn (Judy) Fallin.The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1 pm until service time.
OWEN, Carroll Stringer
OWEN, Carroll Stringer, of Dothan passed away Sunday, August, 1, 2010. She was 86 years old. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Butler County with Rev. Allen Winn officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Harrison Funeral Home in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation. She was born to the late Joe Frank Stringer and Ruby Daniel Stringer on October 8, 1923. Also preceding her in death was her husband, W. J. Owen. She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Suzanne) Owen of Pansey and Gary Owen of Black; two grandchildren, Dr. Kristen (Lee) Riley of Birmingham and Brian (Angie) Owen of Florence; four great-grandchildren.
MORRISON, Rev. Gordon L.
MORRISON, Rev. Gordon L., 83, born Jan. 12, 1927 in Goshen, AL to the late Sam and Myrtle Cosby Morrison passed away Saturday July 31, 2010 in Crestview, Florida. He was an Assembly of God minister for over 60 years, pastoring churches in South Alabama and Northwest Florida. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 64 years, Alice Twynette Deavers Morrison, his only child, Patricia (Pat) and Malcom Presley of Crestview and several nieces and nephews. Floral arrangements will be accepted or donations can be made to Covenant Hospice, 370 Redstone Drive Crestview, FL 32536. Visitation is Tuesday Aug. 3 6:00-8:00 pm at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home, Crestview. Funeral service will be Wednesday Aug. 4, 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home.
HENLEY, Aaliyah LaShay
HENLEY, Aaliyah LaShay a resident of Montgomery, Alabama expired Thursday, November 25, 2010. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home.
PRICE, Eloise a resident of Montgomery, Alabama expired Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home.
WATTS, Mrs. Encie Bell
WATTS, Mrs. Encie Bell, a resident of Montgomery, AL departed this life on Saturday, November 27, 2010. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM from Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church, Rev. James Watts, pastor and Rev. W. Benson Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Phillips-Riley Funeral Home directing. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral services.
COLEMAN, Ms. Cathy
COLEMAN, Ms. Cathy a former resident of Montgomery, AL was called home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 25, 2010 in Indiana. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM from Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Walter Ellis, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Ms. Coleman will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Ms. Coleman leaves to cherish her memories two loving and devoted sons, DeAnthony Dwayne, Sr. and Ulysses (Pam) Coleman III; six grandchildren, DeAnthony Coleman, Jr., Quindarius Townsend, Kanyia Murphy, Deyonce' Dale, Cameron Coleman and Jauriesh Johnson; a host of godchildren, uncles, aunts, and friends.
HATLEY, Patricia G. (Patti)
HATLEY, Patricia G. (Patti) passed away on Wednesday November 24, 2010 from a long term illness at Jackson Hospital. She was an accountant with the State Department of Education until her retirement in 2007. She is survived by her daughters, Lindsey Renee Smith and Alison Leah Smith; and husband Brian Alvin Hatley. A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Sunday at 2 pm at 606 Putnam St. Montgomery, AL. Friends and extended family members are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Montgomery Humane Shelter for Patti's love for animals.
SWENSON, Mr. Carl Eric
SWENSON, Mr. Carl Eric, 60 died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at his residence in Wetumpka. He is survived by his wife, Maria Trinidad-Swenson; children, Christopher Eric Swenson, Kristina Joy Arocha, Charlotte L. Meier, Douglas T. Meier, and Derrick T. Meier; brother, William George Swenson; grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Nathan and Olivia Arocha and Julianna Grace Swenson. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.1, at Gassett Funeral Home, followed by Funeral services in the chapel at 7 p.m. Mr. Swenson will be buried at a later date in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the American Diabetes Foundation.
HAMMOCK, Kenneth Leon, Sr.
HAMMOCK, Kenneth Leon, Sr., of Dallas, GA, was born February 18, 1943, in Tallapoosa County, AL, and passed away November 29, 2010, at Bethany House in Auburn, AL. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father Willie Joe Hammock and sister Martha O'Daniel Ferguson. He is survived by his mother Bonnie Jean Hammock; sons Ken Hammock, Jr. of Charleston, SC and Michael (Jenn) of Dallas, GA, grandson Ethan Hammock, brother Billy Ralph (Rita) Hammock, a good friend Dorcas Wilkins Hammock, the mother of his children, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 5607 Tallapoosa St., Notasulga, AL, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. The celebration of life will be at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fred Grady officiating. Ken was a member of the Opelika Jaycees when he lived in the area. He joined the Kiwanis Club in Hogansville and served as the Secretary, President and Lt. Gov. of the State Kiwanis Club. He served on the city council in Hogansville for two terms. He also served on several committees in Troup County. "If there is one thing I wish for, it is that I touched someone's life positively on my journey to my final destination." – Kenneth Hammock
NEWTON, Mrs. Arthurine Thompson
NEWTON, Mrs. Arthurine Thompson, age 91, a resident of Greenville, AL, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home, Greenville, AL, with Rev. Tim Patton officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home from 1:00 till 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Estelle Thompson; her husband, J. V. Newton; her sons, Jimmy Newton, and Tom Newton. She is survived by two sons, Charles Newton (Jan) of Greenville, AL, Bill Newton (Evelyn) of Montgomery, AL; sister, Mary T. Davis of Fort Deposit, AL, and a brother, Henry G. Thompson (Edwina) of Tylertown, MS; daughter-in-law, Joanne Newton of Greenville, AL; eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 426, Greenville, AL, 36037.
DACUS, John Wesley, Jr.
DACUS, John Wesley, Jr., age 71, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm from Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3108 Rosa L. Parks Ave. Montgomery, AL, 36105, with Rev. John Brooks, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Snowdoun, AL., with E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home directing. Public viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and the Phi Beta Sigma OMEGA Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 7. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. John Wesley Dacus, Sr., and Mrs. Minnie Kemp Dacus. He leaves to cherish his memories a sister, Alma Dacus Collier, and brother-in-law, Edmond Joseph Collier, of Montgomery, AL.; two nephews, Attorney Edmond Joseph Collier, II, (Lesley), Irvine, CA., and Dr. Aldon R. Collier, (Michelle), Norfolk, VA.; uncle, Mr. Frank Brooks Kemp, Montgomery, AL.; cousin ( the "other sister" ) Mrs. Yvonne Coleman, Silver Springs, MD.; cousin ( the "other mother" ) Mrs. Irma Murray, Montgomery, AL., and a host of other relatives and very devoted friends. The body will lie-in-state from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the church on the day of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Metropolitan United Methodist Church Dacus-Collier Education Fund.
PERRY, Major C.
PERRY, Major C., a resident of Montgomery, Alabama expired Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home.
DIAMOND, Boots C.
DIAMOND, Boots C., died on January 5, 2011; she was born December 2, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida to Fred and Julia Carroll, survived by her husband of 58 years Sam Diamond, daughter Denise (DD) Kagey, and grandchildren Daniel Lee Kagey, Denver CO and Anne Diamond Kagey, Atlanta, GA. Her sister Audrey Draper of Jacksonville, Florida survived her. The funeral services will be Saturday January 8, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Leak-Memory Chapel, 945 Lincoln Rd., Montgomery, AL, with Chaplain Winston Brooks officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama and a member of the Denny Society. She was a nationally accredited Flower Show Judge, a member and past President of Judges Council 6 in Montgomery and the Alabama Council of Flower Show Judges. She was a member and past President of Forsythia Garden Club, a past President of the Montgomery Federation of Garden Clubs and a member and past Chairman of its Board of Trustees. She served as Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and District VI Director of the Garden Club of Alabama. She was a member and past President of the Arrowhead Estates Garden Club. She was a charter member of the Central Alabama Master Gardener Association and an active member of the Capital City Master Gardener Association. Boots enjoyed her family, gardening, participating in and judging Flower shows in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Concerts and Alabama Shakespeare Theater performances were never missed. She and her husband loved traveling over the U.S. and to many foreign countries. She will be missed by her family, her garden club and master garden members and many other friends. Contributions may be made in her memory to the AL Master Gardener Assn Scholarship Endowment Fund, c/o CoAg Development Office, Mark Wilton, 317 South College St., Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. Pall Bearers will be Jim Kagey, Daniel Kagey, Joe Gary, John Evans, Marvin Driver, and Robert Carr. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
FREEMAN, Ann Schofield
FREEMAN, Ann Schofield, 71, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM from Leak-Memory Chapel with Rev. Roy Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Jerry Freeman and her father, Matthew Ray Schofield. Survivors include her mother, Frances Lorene Schofield; two sons, Jerry Adam Freeman & Joel Ellis Freeman; two brothers, Ronnie Ray Schofield & James Kenny Schofield, and three grandchildren, Tiffani Noel Freeman, Joshua Aaron Freeman, and William Jacob Freeman. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Leak-Memory Chapel. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
MARKHAM, John Robert Sr.
MARKHAM, John Robert Sr. (Bob) passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1, 2011 in Montgomery Al. Bob was born in Decatur Al. on November 19, 1926. He was a graduate of Auburn University and majored in industrial design. He had an outstanding career with Broyhill Furniture Industries. He was a resident of Ft. Walton Beach, Fl, Memphis, Tn., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. before moving to Montgomery in 1974. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mary Covington Markham, his son, Decarr Logan Markham, and his Grandson Logan Decarr Markham. He is survived by his daughter, Julia Anna Markham, and his two sons, John Robert (Vicki) Markham Jr. and Alfonso Blake (Ann) Markham, his Granddaughters Abigail Christine Markham (Jake) Houseright, Lauren Ann Markham, and his grandson, John Robert Markham III. Bob was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather, and a true friend to those who knew him. He was loved and will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched. He was an avid bridge player and was thankful to continue playing up until a few days before his death. As his health declined he focused on the positives in his life. His sense of humor and wit, and his unwavering faith in God were his strongest allies in his most trying times. Services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 906 Pike Rd., Pike Road Al. at 1 PM, Saturday January 8, 2011. Visitation will begin at 12 in the parish hall and there will be a gathering for friends and family at Blake Markham's home after the service. In lieu for flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
RODGERS, Rilzia Livingston
RODGERS, Rilzia Livingston, age 86 passed away at her home Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Mrs. Rodgers was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Rodgers. She is survived by a daughter, Edith (Dale) Mangrum; a son, Charles (Debe) Rodgers; a sister, Duane Walker; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Leak Memory Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Paul Turner and Reverend John Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Brett Weldon, Jamie Blackwell, Baker Weldon, Oswald Knight, Dale Mangrum and Tommy Danford. Honorary Pallbearers are Rose Martin, Jeannie Scroggins, Jessie McGhee and Amedisys Hospice Services. The family will receive friends at Leak Memory Chapel on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Donations can be made to Boylston Methodist Church or Amedisys Hospice Services, 8160 Decker Lane, Montgomery, Al 36117. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
SEMPLE, T. Darrington, Jr.
SEMPLE, T. Darrington, Jr. 84, passed away in Montgomery, AL on Thursday January 6, 2011. Darry was a native of Armonk, NY and resided in Bronxville and Rye NY before retiring to Boca Grande and Sarasota FL. Darry served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He graduated from the University of Alabama Law School and practiced corporate law for American Reinsurance Company (now Munich Re) in New York, New York. He carried his Alabama law license until his death. He retired in 1989 due to Parkinson's disease and he bravely fought this disease for 21 years. He is survived by his adored wife Florence Evans, his two daughters who considered him their hero, Emily Semple and Sarah-Ellen Thompson (Steven), his four grandchildren Michael Darrington Zennache', Katherine Rose Semple, Florence Elizabeth Thompson and Steven Darrington Thompson; his two nephews E. Holt Hamlett and Burton Scott Price; his six nieces Rosa H. Davis (Steve), Florence H. Young (Bob), Ellen H. Harris (Johnny), Vivian Hamlett (LeRoy McEntire), Hannah P. Morgan (Richard), C. Bibb B. Coyne (Shawn); his brother-in-law Randolph Evans (Peyton) and his sisters-in-law Ann E. Price and Peyton B. Evans. A memorial service will be held at Saint John's Episcopal Church on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with The Reverend Robert Wisnewski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, New York 10018. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
ZELLERS, Ervin C.
ZELLERS, Ervin C., 75, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Leak- Memory Chapel with burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude & Cloie Zellers, and a niece, Linda Annette Hawsey. Survivors include two sons, Ricky Zellers (Kaye) of Evergreen, AL; Jerry Zellers (Tammy) of Pensacola, FL; three daughters, Vickie McNally of Pensacola, FL; Charlotte Chaptin of Orange Park, FL; and Debbie Bartlett (Billy) of Repton, AL; special friend, Betty Rice; two sisters, Perlene Simmons (Joe) of Pensacola, FL; and Willie Dean Hawsey (Lavon) of Chickasaw, AL; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Derek Zellers, Jeremy Zellers, Jimmy Zellers, David Stock, Rodney Peek, and David Folchi. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 PM Saturday at Leak-Memory Chapel. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
CONNER, Mr. De'Shawn Latreal
CONNER, Mr. De'Shawn Latreal "Lil D." a resident of Montgomery, AL was called home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM from Narrow Lane Road Church of Christ, 5964 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, AL with Bro. David Tillman, minister and Bro. Jimmy Smiley, officiating. Interment will follow in Kindle Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. De'Shawn will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted parents, David, Sr. and Tammy Conner, Montgomery, AL; loving and devoted grandparents, Roy and Patricia Love, Montgomery, AL; two sisters, Kenisha Nicole Conner and Ciara Shaquan Conner; three step- brothers, David Conner, Jr., Jhasz Conner and Jourdan Conner; one step-sister, Da- Laiia Conner, all of Montgomery, AL; five aunts, Angie Sanders, Sheena Love, Samantha Chasten, Sharon Conner, all of Montgomery, AL, and Lorraine Daniels, Atlanta, GA; three uncles, Delano Sanders, Lomax (Oretha) O'Conner, Birmingham, AL and Gregory Hilson, Hartford, CT; four close great aunts, Magnolia Edwards, Daisy Sanderson, Fannie Bruce and Frances Freeman, all of Montgomery, AL; four great uncles, Willie Ben (Lula) Powell, Jessie (Lizzie) Powell, both of Montgomery, AL, David Powell, Detroit, MI and Lewis (Teressa) Grant, Montgomery, AL; a host other relatives cousins and friends. The family procession will leave from 135 E. Woodley Drive, Montgomery, AL.
JOHNSON, Mrs. Rosie
JOHNSON, Mrs. Rosie a resident of Union Springs, AL departed this life Thursday, January 06, 2011. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
ROBINSON, Ms. Lucille
ROBINSON, Ms. Lucille a resident of Montgomery, AL entered into eternal rest Friday, December 31, 2010. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM from New Home Baptist Church, 142 Hill Street, Montgomery, AL with Rev. Antonio Forbes, officiating. Interment will follow in Walter Jones Cemetery, Autaugaville, AL with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Ms. Robinson will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. She leaves to cherish her memories a loving and caring mother, Carrie Roberson; four children, Kavindra Robinson, Kermeisha Robinson, Chardell Robinson and Robriquis Robinson, all of Montgomery, AL; six grandchildren, Vance Robinson, Tre'Kina Ledyard, Chardae Hood, Chardell Robinson, Jr., Arnaz'ya Robinson and Robert Smith; sisters, Estelle (George) Sinclair, Belleglade, FL, Lillie (Willie) Lawrence, Mary (Cleveland) Pettway, Ethel (Leroy) Shannon, Callie Robinson and Mary Young, Alice Tyler, all of Montgomery, AL; brothers, Smiley (Carol) Robinson, Sr., Miami, FL, Jesse (Brenda) Robinson, Montgomery, AL, Arthur James (Vickie) Jones, Temecula, CA and Willie (Annette) Jones, San Antonio, TX; a devoted niece and caregiver, Beatrice Blair; a very special man in her life, Joe Boyd; a life-long friend, Linda Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.