MILLER, Mrs. Rhonda Weldon
MILLER, Mrs. Rhonda Weldon, a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at the age of 55. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at East Tallassee United Methodist Church with Rev. Jay Woodall officiating. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Joseph Miller; mother, Sara McClellan Weldon and brother, Harold Weldon. She is preceded in death by her father, Harold "Gene" Weldon. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. until service time at East Tallassee United Methodist Church. Jeffcoat Funeral Home Directing Tallassee, Alabama
PINKARD, Mr. Otis
PINKARD, Mr. Otis, 95, a resident of Tuskegee, Alabama passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Washington Chapel AME Church, 2508 Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Mr. Pinkard will lie in repose at People's Funeral Home, 500 Fonville Street, Tuskegee, Alabama, on November 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The family visitation hour, also on November 18, will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Pinkard is survived by his wife Inez; one son; four daughters; ten grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. Otis Pinkard has spent most of his adult life forcing open the doors of opportunity for minorities and fighting discrimination and oppression, but he has also found the time to encourage preparation and achievement among his people.
SCOTT, Mr. Walker Jr.
SCOTT, Mr. Walker Jr., a resident of Tuskegee Inst. AL. died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 in an out of town hospital.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by The Peoples Funeral Home.
Mr. James Lee Griffin
Funeral service for Mr. James Lee Griffin, 69, of Wetumpka, will be Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Randy Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home. Mr. Griffin passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Spring Hill Medical Center in Mobile. He was born on August 24, 1942 in Eagle Creek, Alabama to James Ferrin Griffin and Ida Lee Coker Griffin. He was a member of Orr Street Baptist Church. Mr. Griffin graduated from Benjamin Russell High School, class of 1960 and then attended Jacksonville State University and Auburn University of Montgomery. He went on to work 49 years with the Alabama Dept. of Transportation as a Quality Control Preliminary Design Engineer on the Interstate Highway System. He also worked with consulting firms all over the state of Alabama. Mr. Griffin was an avid Auburn fan, enjoyed fishing, and loved the lake and his beagle, Gus. He was known as a jokester and enjoyed his friends at work and loved spending time with his friends and most importantly his family. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gayle Kennedy Griffin of Wetumpka; daughters, Tracey G. Rogers (Jeremy) of Albertville and Abigail G. Pope (Benjy) of Wetumpka; son, Matthew Griffin Moore (Stephanie) of Montgomery; grandchildren, Ben Pope, Katie Pope, Scott Moore, Sarah Rogers, and Chloe Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents. Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
HEAD, Thomas Richard 'Tripp' III
HEAD, Thomas Richard 'Tripp' III of Homewood passed away November 17, 2011 at the age of 41. Born March 1, 1970 in Montgomery, Mr. Head grew up in Wetumpka and graduated from Edgewood Academy, attended The University of the South and graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He received his Masters in Biology from the University of South Alabama, and it was there he realized his passion for environmental law. Mr. Head earned his Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law and his Master of Laws in Environmental Law from George Washington University. Mr. Head was a partner at Balch and Bingham LLP, an Adjunct Professor for Samford University's Masters Degree Program in Environmental Management, and served as Past Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar. He dedicated his time to the YMCA's Camp Cosby by serving on the Board of Management and was a member of The Cathedral Church of the Advent and of Kappa Alpha Order. Mr. Head is survived by his wife of 11 years, Julie Austin Dorrough Head, and daughters Mary Austin and Jane Harris of Homewood, parents Tommy and Nell Harris Head of Wetumpka, sister Laurie Head Hutchinson and husband Thad and niece Hadden of Wetumpka, in-laws Scotty and Anne Austin Dorrough of Birmingham, sister-in-law Leigh Anne Dorrough Robertson and husband Jim and niece Elizabeth of Rockford, IL, aunt Martha Head Givens of Montgomery, and aunt Tricia Harris Farha and husband Ken of Montgomery. A dear friend to many, Mr. Head was a lifelong outdoorsman, avid reader, devoted husband and loving father. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM at The Cathedral Church of the Advent with a Memorial Service at 3:00 PM at the Church, The Very Rev. Frank F. Limehouse III officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to YMCA Camp Cosby (2290 Paul Bear Bryant Road, Alpine, AL 35014) or Alabama Episcopal Cursillo (c/o Patrick Toomey P.O. Box 530484, Birmingham, AL 35253).
MASON, Sarah Edith Ross
MASON, Sarah Edith Ross, "Edith", 92, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away, Sunday, November 13, 2011. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 2-3 p.m. followed by her Graveside Service at 3 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Cemetery with Rev. Ed Deabler and Rev. Michael Howell officiating. Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by her husband, William Richard (Dick) Mason; parents, Eva May France Ross and Dell Noblitt Ross. She is survived by her son, Richard R. Mason (Brenda), Chattanooga, TN; daughter, Janet M. Hamilton, Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, Brenda Dawn Brill (Randy), Wichita, KS, Bryan Dell Mason (Germany), William David Mason (Amanda) Yuma, AZ, Jean Eva Helton (Ronnie) Knoxville, TN, Michael Wayne Hamilton (Lisa), Clarksville, TN; seven great grandchildren. Mrs. Mason was born in Philadelphia, PA, graduated from Haverford High School, Upper Darby, PA and Banks Business College. She excelled at playing the trumpet and the piano. She married Dick, February 8, 1941. His long career in retail mostly as a store manager resulted in numerous relocations, including Ocean City and Atlantic City, NJ, Rochester and Buffalo, NY, and other locations in Kentucky and Tennessee. Edith packed up each time and landed a new job as secretary, usually ending up running the office at various businesses, including Seashore Ornamental Iron in New Jersey. She was a member of Dalraida United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Special thanks to Lottie Kenney and everyone with Baptist Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States or the charity of your choice. Alabama Heritage Directing
COX, Mr. Clifford M.
COX, Mr. Clifford M., age 87, passed away November 14, 2011. The family will receive friends at Leak- Memory Chapel on Wednesday, November 16 from 1:00 pm until service time. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm at Leak- Memory Chapel with Bro. Lenny Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Cox was a member of Wares Ferry Road Baptist Church for 28 years. He was employed by the City of Montgomery for 40 years before retiring in 1987. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Nelda Jones Cox; one sister, Edna Williams of Tampa, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Jean Schofield of Montgomery and Mary Cox of Savannah, Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial contributions be made to Wares Ferry Road Baptist Church or The Salvation Army. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
JINRIGHT, E. Foch
JINRIGHT, E. Foch, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011, at home after a short illness. He was born April 26, 1922 in Montgomery County, the son of James Harvey Jinright and Annie Hudson Jinright, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his four brothers, Wade, Lee, John, and Harvey. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laura Chambliss Jinright; two nieces, Ann Jinright Rice (Auburn) and Bobbie Jinright Pace (Auburn); three nephews, Harry, Toby, and James Jinright, all of Montgomery. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church, the Tower Sunday School Class, and the Heritage Club. He was a Mason and Shriner and served during World War II in the Army Signal Corps. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Greenwood Cemetery at 11:00 am with Dr. Lawson Bryan and Dr. Karl Stegall officiating. Pallbearers will be David Mosher, Joseph Hodges, Jack Vann, Andrew Doran, Michael Respess, and Dan Chambliss. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tower Class. The family would like to express appreciation to his devoted caregivers: Earline Archie, Timothy Law, Ester Calvin, and Jameline Calvin. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
McWHORTER, Mr. Mack O.
McWHORTER, Mr. Mack O., age 89, of Montgomery passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Leak-Memory Chapel.
Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
MOODY, Johnnie Lee
MOODY, Johnnie Lee, 89, of Montgomery passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Johnnie drove a school bus for Montgomery County schools for many years and was a member of the Pentecostal Life Church. Survivors include her daughter: Faye Bolding; Sons: Billy and Lamar Moody;10 grandchildren and 11 great grand children. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Leak Memory Chapel. Funeral services will begin at the chapel at 10 am Thursday, Nov. 17, with Pastor Larry McEndarfer officiating. Interment will follow at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery. Leak Memory Chapel 945 Lincoln Road Montgomery, AL 36109 334 - 272 - 6501
SMITH, Joe D.
SMITH, Joe D., 79, of Mont-gomery passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 in Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Joy Evelyn Smith; and a grandson, Andrew Deming Fulmer. A native of Tennessee, Joe was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and worked for Dixie Bowl and Bama Lanes as a maintenance superintendant for many years. He was also a Mason. Survivors include his daughters: Debra Johnson, of Montgomery; Kaytina Joe Hudson and husband, Truman, of Smith Station, AL.; Sister: Jane Dixon of Birmingham; Grand-children: Christopher Fulmer and wife Renea; Donald "DJ" Watkins, Jr.; Joshua Peregoy and Jonah Peregoy; Great Grandson: Austin Lane Fulmer. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Leak Memory Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at leak Memory with Pastor Steve Funderburk officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Brannon, Ted Cook, Will Dixon, Norm Hamilton, Steve Lander, and David Wise. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leak-mc.com Leak Memory Chapel 945 Lincoln Road Montgomery, AL 36109 334 - 272 - 6501
BURTON, Mr. Jatavis Maurice
BURTON, Mr. Jatavis Maurice a resident of Montgomery, AL departed this life Saturday, November 12, 2011.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
INGRAM, Jamie Daniel
INGRAM, Jamie Daniel, 40, of Montgomery, AL passed away unexpectedly on Sun, Nov 13, 2011. Jamie was employed as Production Manager of the Montgomery office of I.D.S. He enjoyed his job and shared a special friendship with his co-workers. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Tammy Swedenburg Ingram; a precious daughter, Virginia Elizabeth (GiniBeth) Ingram; an adoring son, Cody Blake Ingram; "adopted son," Ryan Stanfield; mother, Juanita Ingram; father, Niles & Faye Ingram; brother, Troy Ingram; sister- in-law, Charlotte Sherree Ingram; mother-in-law, Eleanor Swedenburg; brother- in-law, Steve & Shannon Swedenburg; four nieces, Tori & Lori Ingram, Lindsey & Jordan Swedenburg and a nephew, Cory Ingram. Also, 3 half brothers, a half sister, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Grace Tillery and father-in-law, Al Swedenburg. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Sat., Nov 19, 2011 at 2:00, visitation at 1:00, at Gateway Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to: Gateway Baptist Church, 3300 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36116, Memo: Ingram Family Fund, 100% of all contributions made will go directly to the family.
BENSON, Rose Mae
BENSON, Rose Mae, 66 a resident of Tallasse, Al. died Nov. 8, 2011. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 P.M. from Wall St. A.M.E Zion Church in Tallassee AL. on Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 with Pastor Bessie Mehead officiating burial will follow at the Tuckabatchee Cemetery in Tallassee Al. She leaves to cherish her memories her two sons Kenneth Wayne Benson of Tallassee, Alabama Donald Earl (Bobbie) Benson of Shorter, Alabama one step Daughter Angela Cummings of Troy Alabama. One brother, Wilson (Debra) Hutchinson of Tallassee, Alabama; Five sister Annie Daniel Tallassee, Alabama, Ruthie Hibley Shorter Alabama, Mary (Ocie) Ricks Detroit, MI, Mattie Brooks Tallassee, Alabama Wanda Hutchinson of Lakeland, Fl., two sister-in-law Jeanette Shealey of Tallassee, Alabama Gloria Hutchinson Lakeland, Fl. twelve grand children, Larobert and Shedra Benson. Jessica, Antonio, Kendrick Terry, Anthony, Aron and Avery Hooks, Untayous and Thomas Benson. Kenneth Jr., Lakendra Benson; Eight great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends Hillside Mortuary Directing.
GILL, Leona, 66, a resident of Wetumpka Al. died Nov.14, 2011.
Funeral arrangement and survivors will be announced later by Hillside Mortuary Directing.
JORDAN, Emma, 51 a resident of Wetumpka Al. died Nov.14, 2011.
Funeral arrangement and survivors will be announced later by Hillside Mortuary Directing.
STEINDORFF, Gilbert Calvin, Jr.
STEINDORFF, Gilbert Calvin, Jr. "Calvin", passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Calvin Steindorff and Florrie Kern Steindorff. He served his country in the U.S. Army in WWII in the European Theatre of Operations. After returning home from the war, he was appointed as Tax Assessor of Butler County at the age of 21 and served at this post for the next 28 years. In 1975 he was appointed Probate Judge of Butler County and served for 20 years until his retirement in 1995. He was a public servant for 48 years and member of many civic organizations and named Greenville Man of the Year. He was a lifelong member and Elder of The First Christian Church where he also served as Secretary. He is survived by his wife of 65 years; Maxine Darby Steindorff and his son, Gilbert (Gil) C. Steindorff III (Debbie) and grandson, Gilbert (Bert) C. Steindorff IV (Amy). He has two great- granddaughters, Margaret Darby and Elizabeth Ann Steindorff of Birmingham. He spent his life serving the people of Butler County with devotion, commitment and selflessness. A visitation will be held for family and friends at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 16th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with graveside services to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville, AL with Pastor Tommy Bowman and Rev. Jerry Wilkerson officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 904 Fort Dale Road, Greenville, AL 36037 or to one's favorite charity.
PEAGLER, Mr. Al
PEAGLER, Mr. Al funeral services will be announced later by Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville, Alabama.
BOAIS, Margaret M.
BOAIS, Margaret M., 90, of Montgomery, AL., passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the Nazareth Home in Louisville, KY. She was the daughter of the late Amen and Asean Bared Boais, and was an executive secretary at the Air University Library on Maxwell Air Force Base. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Amra Ferguson and Josephine Boais, both of Montgomery, AL. She is survived by her two nieces, Elizabeth Ferguson of Louisville, KY and Patricia Potter (Michael) of Madison, AL.; cousin, Joseph Bared of Wetumpka, AL.; and two great nieces, Amy Bock (Chris) of Huntsville, AL and Leigh Tarr (Justin) of Madison, AL. Her funeral service will be 11:30 A.M. Friday at St. Peter Church, 219 Adam St. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family and Children's Place, 2303 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 or to the donor's favorite charity.
LIPSON, Henry J.
LIPSON, Henry J., a resident of Montgomery, Alabama expired Sunday, November 13, 2011 in a local hospital.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home.
COX, Mr. Clifford M.
COX, Mr. Clifford M., age 87, passed away November 14, 2011. The family will receive friends at Leak- Memory Chapel on Wednesday, November 16 from 1:00 pm until service time. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm at Leak- Memory Chapel with Bro. Lenny Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Cox was a member of Wares Ferry Road Baptist Church for 28 years. He was employed by the City of Montgomery for 40 years before retiring in 1987. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Nelda Jones Cox; two sisters-in- law, Jean Schofield of Montgomery and Mary Cox of Savannah, Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial contributions be made to Wares Ferry Road Baptist Church or The Salvation Army. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
MILLER, Edna Lois
MILLER, Edna Lois, 84, a resident of Prattville, Alabama, died peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Prattville Memory Gardens, with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Jerry D. Miller; two sons, Fred (Joanna) Catrett, and Kenny (Carla) Miller; one daughter, Tané Miller; one grandchild, Angela Gray; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Langston Gray; and numerous extended family members and many friends. The family will receive friends at Prattville Memorial on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
JONES, Mrs. Eunice
JONES, Mrs. Eunice, 101 a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM from South Perry Street Church of Christ, Montgomery, AL with Rev. Al Motley, officiating. Interment will follow in Hickory Chapel Cemetery, Ramer, AL with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Mrs. Jones will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Jones; mother, Gussie McCall Gamble; father, Selma Gamble; daughters, Mamie Ruth Jones and Mattie Gilmore; son J. D. Jones. She leaves to cherish three sons, James (Betty), Melvin (Georgia) and Samuel Thomas (Abbie); one daughter, Thelma (Alonzo) Sankey; one sister, Johnnie Mae Hollis; one brother, Samuel Gamble; fifteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A lot of lives were touched by her love and kindness and she will be greatly missed and remembered.