JACKSON, Roberta A.
JACKSON, Roberta A., 89, passed away January 5, 2011. Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 8th at 3:00 pm at Southern Memorial. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will be on Monday, Jan. 10th at 3:00 pm in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery in Ft. Myers, FL. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Voorhies, Sr. & Rex H. Jackson, Sr. and sons, Howard Jackson, John Voorhies, Jr. & Rex H. Jackson, Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Cullene (Darrell) Sanders; grandchildren, Jeff (Allyson) Sanders, Kimberly Sanders, Amme (Matt) Crowley & Cullen Voorhies; great grandchildren, Brooks & Isabella Sanders and Tucker Crowley; brother, Ralph (Mary) Alexander and Daughters- in-law, Monty Voorhies & Henrietta Jackson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity.
RINEHART, Elizabeth Dora
RINEHART, Elizabeth Dora died in her sleep December 26, 2010 at Jackson Hospital with her son and a close friend at her side. She was born in Harrogate, England on June 18, 1938 and was the daughter of Ralph Henderson and Dora Henderson, formerly Mossop. She married Robert Lyle Rinehart in 1961 and came to America in 1963. She is survived by her son, Robert Hugh Rinehart of Spartanburg, SC. Mrs. Rinehart was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lyle. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 8th at 2:00 pm at Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Church at 355 Bell Rd. In keeping with Mrs. Rinehart's dedication to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless and abandoned cats, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made either to the Montgomery Humane Shelter at 1150 John Overton Dr, Montgomery, AL 36110 or to the ASPCA.
HENRY, Alfred Coleman
HENRY, Alfred Coleman, 97, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on December 31, 2010. A visitation will be held at White Chapel - Greenwood Funeral Home on Friday evening January 7th, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Claude Shufford officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to: The Edwards-Thomas- Neal Scholarship Fund, Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, 455 West Jeff Davis Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 White Chapel-Greenwood Directing
AARON, Wilbur (Bill) Jr.
AARON, Wilbur (Bill) Jr., age 75, a resident of Wetumpka, AL; died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Montgomery after an extended illness. He was born in Montgomery, January 11, 1935 and a graduate of Wetumpka High School. A graveside service will be held Friday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Pine View Memorial Gardens with a military service. A eulogy will be given by his nephew Wren Aaron. He is survived by his brother, William Warren Aaron; sisters, Mary Aaron Williams, Vivian Aaron Martin; 17 nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews; also many Navy retirees, Hank Williams fans, school mates, and lifelong buddy, James M. (Billy) Hicks of Wetumpka. He is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur Fester and Jewell Burdette Aaron; sisters Francis Aaron Rountree, Ruby Aaron Andress, and Marie Aaron Panhorst. Bill was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. He is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was an avid sports enthusiast and was on the All Navy Volleyball, Softball and Basketball teams. He was a Charter Lifetime Member of the Hank Williams Museum. In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be made to the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
KENDRICK, Miss Kenyatta
KENDRICK, Miss Kenyatta, 6, a resident of Eclectic, AL, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:30 PM from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Wetumpka, AL, Pastor. E. L. Leonard Officiating. Burial will follow in the Churchyard Cemetery. Hillside Mortuary Directing. She leaves to cherish her memories her parents, Kendra M. Kendrick and Leeundricks T. Brown; two brothers, Lavonta Brown and Oscaraion Williams Jr.; devoted grandparents, Wanda and Edwin Gray, Jacqueline Brown all of Eclectic, AL, and Darren (Christine) Freeman, Kent, AL; two great-grandparents, George Kendrick and Carrie Kendrick; four aunts, Andriana Kendrick. Montgomery, AL, Shaneka Brown , Raven Freeman, Jada Freeman,; three uncles, Demeco Kendrick, Darren Kendrick, and Antonio (Regina) Brown all of Eclectic , Alabama; a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
ROSS, Mrs. Yolanda
ROSS, Mrs. Yolanda, 47, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM from Maggie Street Baptist Church, Pastor Ezekiel Pettway Officiating. Burial will follow in Eastwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama. Hillside Mortuary Directing.
SNUGGS, Sethe P.
SNUGGS, Sethe P., 72, of Autaugaville, AL, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Snuggs,; one daughter, Joy (Steve) Burgans; one son, Michael (Cindy) Snuggs; three step daughters, Carrie (Jerry) Beasley; Rene (Ronnie) Evans; Tracy (Randall) Boswell; two step sons, Gilbert (Christine) Little, Robby (Melissa) Gober; Sister, Joy (Bill) Miller; Brother, Clifford (Catherine) Snuggs; and sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Autaugaville Baptist Church Adult Sunday School Class. A special thanks to Comfort Care Hospice and to Benny Atcheson for his daily care and loving kindness, and to Jamie Smith for her love and dedication during this special time. Memorials may be made in his honor to the Autaugaville Baptist Church Youth Ministry. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Autaugaville Baptist Church with Rev. Garner Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Ridout's Prattville Chapel on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Ridout's Prattville Chapel Directing
JOHNSON, Lillie B.
JOHNSON, Lillie B., 96, a resident of Hayneville, AL died Dec. 31, 2010.
Funeral services will be held Sat. Jan. 8, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Otis Smith, Jr. officiating.
Burial in Hayneville Cemetery.
SMITH, Charles E.
SMITH, Charles E., age 72, resident of Hill Top Community died January 1, 2011.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. from the New Hope Christian Church with Rev. Howard Jones Pastor Officiating.
Burial in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home Directing.
ADAMS, Mr. Donald Richard
ADAMS, Mr. Donald Richard age 65 a reisdent of Millbrook, AL passed away on Monday January 4, 2011 at a local hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Adams will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Hebron West Baptist Church with Dr. Steve King officiating with interment to follow at Davis Annex cemetery. Mr. Adams was retired from the United States Air Force and the United States Postal Service. He attended Mt. Hebron West Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Harvey Adams Sr.and Mary Frances Allred Adams and his grandson Daniel Adams. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Lynn Adams of Millbrook, AL, daughters Kimberly Adams Milstead (Brian) of Pike Road, AL, Donna Huchette (Marc) of Newberg, OR, son Col. Donald Richard Adams, Jr (Melissa) of F.E. Warren AFB, WO, sisters Gail Alfano (Phil) of Memphis, TN, Lynn Buford (Duncan) of Sunrise, FL, Ginger Jefferson (Jerry) of Dora, AL, Belinda Parker (John) of Boaz, AL, brothers Floyd Adams (Cheryl) of Adamsville, AL, Terry Adams (Kim) of McCalla, AL, grandchildren Courtney Singleton, Stephanie Adams, Jacob Adams, Kaylee Milstead, Hannah Huchette, Marchal Huchette, and Brodie Milstead. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Hebron West Baptist Church, P.O. Box 279 Elmore, AL 36025 in his memory. Mr. Adams will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011 and visitation will be held on Friday evening January 7, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL directing.
BETHEA, Mrs. Beverly Jean
BETHEA, Mrs. Beverly Jean age 51 a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at a local hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Beverly Jean Bethea will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. from Eastmont Baptist Church with Rev. Art Long and Rev. Jimmy Lunsford officiating. The interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bethea was a member of Eastmont Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Smith Stanley and Margaret Hazel Holley Stanley and her son Wesley Bethea. She is survived by her devoted husband Guy T. Bethea of Montgomery, AL, daughter Taylor Ashley Bethea of Montgomery, AL, sons Chad Joseph Stanley of Montgomery, AL, Bryntly T. Bethea of Atlanta, GA, sister Deborah Stanley of Delray Beach, FL, brother Ronald Stanley (Debbie) of Auburn, AL, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Tim Gwin, Mickey Owens, Steve Steele, Mike Robinson, Mark Smith, and Chris Davis. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL directing.
THOMPSON, Mrs. Beulah L.
THOMPSON, Mrs. Beulah L. funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from First Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. R. F. McCreary, officiating minister. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville, Alabama directing.
DUMAS, Ms. Ethel
DUMAS, Ms. Ethel, passed on Thursday, January 6, 2011.
Funeral services and survivors will be announced by McKenzie's Funeral Home.
HEARD, Ms. Valerie J.
HEARD, Ms. Valerie J., passed away January 1, 2011. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at Reeltown Baptist Church, with Rev. M. A. Moss, officiating. Interment will follow in the churchyard cemetery with the McKenzie's Funeral Home Staff directing. Valerie leaves to cherish her memories of love, fun, courage and spirit, through her loving mother, Doris Heard; three brothers, Reverend Michael (Gracie) Heard, Alfred (Phyllis) Heard, and Travis Ray, and a host of other relatives and friends.
JONES, Mr. Bobby
JONES, Mr. Bobby, passed on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.
Funeral services and survivors will be announced by McKenzie's Funeral Home.
ROBINSON, Mrs. Doris M.
ROBINSON, Mrs. Doris M., passed away December 31, 2010. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at the Tuskegee University Chapel, with Bishop Kelvin Stewart, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Zion A.M.E. Cemetery with the McKenzie's Funeral Home Staff directing. Visitation is scheduled for Friday January 7, 2011, from 2:00 – 6:00, at McKenzie's Funeral Home. There will also be a Memorial service Friday evening at the New Exodus Apostolic Church, Notasulga, AL starting at 7:00 p.m. Doris is survived by her husband, John L. Robinson, Sr.; son, John L. (Ntornette) Robinson, Jr.; mother, Mildred Motley; two brothers, Louis (Barbara) Manley, Clarence (Judy) Manley; grandsons, Shamelle and James Jones, and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, and other relatives and friends.
WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sallye
WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sallye, passed January 4, 2011. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Missionary Christian Church, Tuskegee, Alabama. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery with the McKenzie's Funeral Home Staff directing. She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving and devoted husband, Melvin; sons Ronald (Lisa) Quinn, Gregory Quinn, Melvin Williams, Jr. "Rusty", Hakeem Aghondi, daughters Dina (Bennie) Bascomb, Demetria Bacon, Danita Quinn, Claudia Williams, and Susan Hayes; three sisters Ruth (Herbert) McIntosh, Katie Adams-Goines, and Magdalene (Len) Patton; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
GOWAN, William "Bill"
GOWAN, William "Bill" age 102, passed away at the home of his son in Shorter, Alabama on January 5, 2011. Funeral services will be held at Cubahatchie Baptist Church in Shorter, Alabama on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM with Dr. Mickey Castleberry and Rev. Chip Smith officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Gowan was born on June 7, 1908 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ross Gowan, and brothers, Alvin Ross Gowan, Jr., Truett Coleman Gowan, Edward Paul Gowan, and sisters, Virginia Gowan and Josephine Gown Ayers. He was also predeceased by his first and second wives, Garnie Lou Polke and Mary Elizabeth Thomas as well as his first son, William Ross Gowan. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Velma Gowan. Survivors also include his three sons, John (Dorothy) Gowan, James (Kathy) Gowan, and Thomas (Melanie) Gowan, grandchildren, Elizabeth Gowan, William Ross (Tonya) Gowan, Jr., Dawn Gowan, Jennifer (Jeff) Minner, David Gowan, Melissa Cox, Rebekkah (Clint) Shepherd, Allison Gowan, Jim (Christie) Gowan, Matt (Melissa) Gowan, Amanda (Adam) Pemberton, and 16 great grandchildren. Mr. Gowan serviced as a deacon for over 65 years. He taught the Adult Men's Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Gideon Society. He was active in community and professional organizations. He had a great love for his lord, family and country. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Baptist Hospice, 301 Interstate Park Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36109, Cubahatchie Baptist Church, P. O. Box 268, Shorter, Alabama 36075 or the charity of your choice. Pallbearers will be Ross Gowan, David Gowan, Matt Gowan, Adam Pemberton, Pierce Gowan, Tyler Gowan and Jim Gowan. Arrangements by O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville, AL.
TYSON, Anthony, 52, a resident of Montgomery, AL. expired on Jan. 2, 2011.
Funeral services will be held on Sat. January 8, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. from the House of God in Greenville, AL.
James Herbert Funeral Home directing.
RABREN, Dorothy K. ("Dot")
RABREN, Dorothy K. ("Dot"), age 72, a Montgomery resident, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Her Funeral Services will be held Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 3 PM, at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Northcutt officiating. Interment will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery, and her Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-3PM, prior to the service. Preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Diane Rabren, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Blount, and brothers, Ed and Eugene Kelley, she is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harold Rabren; her daughter, Debbie Rabren Kirkland; her grand- daughters, Laurie Proctor (Jeff) and Kerrie Holloway (Chad); and special friend, Bill Hughes. Pallbearers will be Jim Ellis, Ronnie Kay, Earl Mills, Donnie Rabren, Matt Rabren, and Mike Rabren. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Mills Stickle Sunday School Class, and Memorials may be made in Dot's honor to the Eastmont Baptist Church Building Fund. Alabama Heritage Directing
BROWN, Steven L.
BROWN, Steven L., lost his courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 18, 2011. He was a 1976 graduate of Auburn University. He was employed by the State of Alabama for over 30 years and was currently working in the Finance Department. He was a long-time and active participant of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Central Alabama Woodcarving Club. Mr. Brown is survived by his loving wife, Iris Edwards Brown; his parents, Jerry and Dorothy Brown; daughter, Stephanie Brown (Chris) Huovinen of Nashville; son, Gary L. Brown; step-daughter, Tracy Edwards (Jimmy) Pierce; step-son, William Bradley (Jennifer) Edwards; grandchildren, Loren Gayle Pierce, Daniel Cole Pierce and Katherine Iris Edwards; a brother, Greg (Deidre) Brown of Huntsville. The family greatly appreciates the loving care provided by Dr. Stephen Davidson, Steve's treatment nurse Terry Blackwell and all the nurses, staff and volunteers at the Montgomery Cancer Center. The family will be receiving visitors in the parlor at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday, March 21, 2011 from 12:30 until 1:30. A Celebration of life will follow at 1:30 in the sanctuary at Frazer with Dr. Tim Thompson, Sr. Pastor and Dr. Lennie Howard officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Owen Brown, Carter Brown both nephews, Brent Smeltzer, Neil Letson, Byron Machen and Mike Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are members of The Seekers Sunday School Class at Frazer. Memorials contributions can be made to the Montgomery Cancer Wellness Foundation, 4145 Carmichael Road, Montgomery, AL 36106 or to Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117 Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
GRIFFIN, James Alfred
GRIFFIN, James Alfred, 67 of Montgomery, AL died peacefully Friday, March 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 21, 2011 at 10 AM from Leak-Memory Chapel with burial to follow at 2:30 PM at the Louisville Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Griffin served in the U. S. Navy and retired from the U. S. Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Cherry Griffin, son, James Anthony Griffin; step-son, Peyton Ellis Cherry (Chrissy); two step-daughters, Angela Frassrand and Lesley Smith (Don); four step-grandchildren, Cassidy, Justine, Hayley, and Ellis; five brothers, Tommy, Bobby, Johnny, Jeffrey, and Donnie; one sister, Susan. Visitation will be at Leak-Memory Chapel on Sunday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
The Reverend Wilbur Thomas KISSELL
The Reverend Wilbur Thomas KISSELL – a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Mobile, died Monday morning, March 14, 2011, while in hospice care at Allen Memorial Home, Mobile. Fr. Kissell was born in Denver, Colorado in 1925. He attended college at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado (1942-1945); seminary and theology at Maryknoll Seminary in Maryknoll, New York (1945- 1949); and completed seminary at St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland in 1951. He was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ for the then-Diocese of Mobile, in Denver, Colorado, on June 2, 1951. Father Kissell's priestly assignments included: assistant pastor of St. Mary Parish, Mobile, 1951-1954; chaplain to St. Mary's Home, Mobile, 1954-1955; Administrator of Churches of Sumatra and Silverhill, Baldwin County, while in residence at the Cathedral Rectory, Mobile, 1954-1960; chaplain to Zimmer Memorial Home, Mobile, 1955- 1960; Pastor of Holy Infant of Prague Parish, Trussville, 1960-1967; chaplain to Catholic Boys Home, Mobile, 1967-1970; assistant pastor, Corpus Christi Parish, Mobile, 1970; chaplain to Providence Hospital, Mobile, 1970-1977; chaplain to Allen Memorial Home, Mobile, 1978-1981; Special Minister to the Sick, Montgomery area, 1981-1996; and Pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Montgomery, 1996- 2011. Father Kissell also served as Director of the Diocesan Youth Organization from 1978-1981. His years of priestly ministry reflected his special talent of ministering to both young and old, and most especially the infirmed. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 10 A.M. at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 433 Clayton Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36103. Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. on Monday, March 21, 2011 at Leak- Memory Chapel Funeral Home, 945 Lincoln Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36109, with the Office of the Dead at 6:00 P.M. Fr. Kissell's immediate family will be in attendance. Interment will take place at his family plot in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing