JOHNSON, Mrs. Geraldine
JOHNSON, Mrs. Geraldine funeral services will be held on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from New Hope Baptist Church. Rev. Gary D. Reed pastor minister. Burial will follow in Pine Flat cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville, Alabama directing.
Frank Harris PRICE, Jr.
Frank Harris PRICE, Jr. Of Bear, Delaware, died Oct. 25 at the age of 62, after battling amyotropic lateral sclerosis for nearly four years by trying to live as much as he could each day. Born in Warrington, England, to a U.S. Air Force sergeant and his English wife, Florence, Frank spent his childhood moving every few years, living in the western U.S. and England. In 1962, when he was 12, his mother died in Missouri from an asthma attack and his father moved the family to Prattville, Ala., to be close to relatives. Frank graduated from Autauga County High School and enrolled at Livingston University (now the University of Western Alabama), where he discovered a lifelong love of history and science, to which he eventually would devote thousands of hours of reading. He transferred to the University of Alabama, where he graduated in 1973 with a degree in broadcast journalism, a puzzlement to the people who knew his quiet personality. After working as an ad salesman and on-air personality at Montgomery, Ala., radio stations, he found his true calling as a newspaper copy editor. It was a job he loved because of its immediacy, companionship of like minds and ability to incorporate his knowledge of history and science. He worked as a copy editor at The Montgomery Advertiser in Montgomery, Ala., The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Fla., The Birmingham News in Birmingham, Ala., and The News Journal in Delaware. He was a huge fan of Manchester United, mostly because his beloved English cousin Pete Boardman insisted and despite the fact that his turncoat brother pulls for Liverpool. He also was a huge fan of any University of Alabama team and a huge hater of any of the teams of archrival Auburn University. That did not, however, stop him from marrying a woman who was born at Auburn and graduated from there and therefore enduring 20 years of torture from her Auburn-loving family. He really liked the Atlanta Braves, but had no use at all for any professional football team. He gloried in being a father to his son, Jack, and his consuming avocation was coaching his son's soccer, basketball and baseball teams. He read books about coaching as well as biographies of players and coaches, watched DVDS and videotapes, joined online communities to talk and read about it, and took classes to be the best coach he could be. The team he loved most was the Kirkwood Soccer Club Hurricanes in Delaware. Even after illness forced him to resign, he avidly followed the careers of the players in high school and elsewhere, and was greatly cheered and comforted by their visits and calls. He is survived by his wife, Betsy; son, Jack; brother, Adrian Price of Tuscaloosa, Ala; sister, Jean Baillie of Kenilwood, England; aunt, Jackie Price of Deatsville, Ala.; cousins on both sides of the Atlantic; and 15 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held SATURDAY Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. At St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, 3375 Crosshaven Road, the Rev. Jamie McAdams officiating. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Kevin Turner Foundation, 3171 Green Valley Road, Suite 526, Birmingham, AL 35243. Kevin, who is also from Prattville, Ala., was a University of Alabama and Philadelphia Eagles player who has ALS, too, and who wrote Frank an encouraging and inspirational note at a particularly dark moment. Turner is trying to raise awareness of ALS, particularly as it relates to sports injuries like concussions. www.mealeyfunera lhomes.com (800) 608-3533
ELDER, Merrill J.
ELDER, Merrill J., 92, a former long-time resident of Montgomery, departed this life on November 6, 2011, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was surrounded by his loving family and passed away peacefully. He was preceded in death by his wife and 3rd born son. He is survived by 1 daughter; 3 sons; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren, who will miss him dearly. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired from the Cloverdale Branch of the United States Postal Service. Funeral services will be conducted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, (800) 608-3037, www.stjude.org. Arrangements entrusted to: Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 781-9262,
SISSON, Joyce Elkin
SISSON, Joyce Elkin, 83, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2011. She retired as Commandant's secretary at the Air War College at Maxwell AFB. She was preceded in death by her parents Heyward and Ethel Elkin of Columbia, SC and her beloved brothers and sister-in-law, Billy, Bobby and Roben Elkin of Columbia, SC and Gerald Elkins of Texas. She is survived by her children, Wes (Yevonne) Sisson of Auburn, Gene (Leslie) Sisson of Montgomery, and Sharon (Gene) Carver of Sylacauga and her sweet dog, Maggie. She was blessed with eight wonderful grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Dalraida Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Deabler officiating. Burial will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Special thanks, with LOVE, to Dr. William Jones and the Staff of Amedysis Home Health and Hospice. Donations may be made to Dalraida Methodist Church or the Montgomery Humane Society. Condolences may be offered at www.alabamaheritagefh.com. Alabama Heritage Directing
CARROLL, Jeannette (Honey)
CARROLL, Jeannette (Honey), age 69, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at her residence. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Robert E. Carroll; son, Monty (Kristie); granddaughters, Cyan 13, Kai 6, and Mya 4 and sisters, Lera Stough and Sue Wilson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th at Leak Memory Chapel at 11:00 am with Dr. Jim Graham officiating. Burial will follow at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 8th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Leak Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
DAVIS, Lois Jarvis
DAVIS, Lois Jarvis, 94, died peacefully with family present on November 5, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell C. Davis (1989) and daughter-in-law, Margaret Davis (2009). She is survived by two children, Wendell Alan Davis and Barbara Davis Hailes (Theodore); five grandchildren, Elisabeth Hailes, Christopher Hailes (Veronica), Brent Davis (Kim), Nathan Davis, Janelle Davis, and two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Charlotte Hailes. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26th at Grace at Bell Road Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Scott Lawry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Gardens Life Enrichment Center or your favorite charity. www.leak-mc.com
ORPHAN, Constantine "Dino"
ORPHAN, Constantine "Dino", 78, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Sunday, November 6, 2011 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Greek Orthodox Church with graveside services at 2:30 PM at Alexander City Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM with a Trisagion at 7:00 PM at Leak- Memory Chapel. Complete arrangements will be announced by the funeral home. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
DAVIS, Poulisa, 49, a resident of Montgomery, AL. died Nov. 3, 2011. Funeral services will be held Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Frazer UMC Asbury Campus with Pastor Timothy Bass officiating. Burial in Mountain Hill. She was preceded in death by both parents Anderson and Callie Davis. She is survived by Son Jonnel M. Davis, granddaughter, Smyra M. Davis; brothers, Larry (Bennie) Davis of Birmingham, AL., Charles (Mary) Davis, James (Janice) Davis, Johnny Davis all of Montgomery; sister, Patricia Davis; one uncle, Cephur Franklin, Riviera Beach, FL.; niece, Khadijah Davis; Godson, Parrish Harris; Godmother, Rose Lewis. Interment will be in Mountain Hill Cemetery with Lee's Funeral Home Directing. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.
MYRICK, Mrs. Lillie Pearl
MYRICK, Mrs. Lillie Pearl, a resident of Grady, AL., expired Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
Funeral services and survivors will be announced by Phillips-Riley Funeral Home.
HATCHER, Mrs. Nancy L.
HATCHER, Mrs. Nancy L. a resident of Montgomery, AL departed this life Saturday, November 7, 2011.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
PAYNE, Richard went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Marietta Payne. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Carolyn Payne, and his caring mother-in-law, Mary Cahoon. He is also survived by his siblings, Fara Payne Zaleski, Michael Payne, and Christopher Payne, and by his nieces and nephews, Justin Zaleski, Morgan Zaleski Hilliard, Carter Payne, and Harper Payne. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Richard's honor to the Wetumpka Humane Shelter, or the charity of your choice
TOWNES, Jr., Jack Daniel
TOWNES, Jr., Jack Daniel, 64, a resident of Alexander City, AL passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 12:30 pm at Southern Memorial in Montgomery, AL. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 am. Survivors include his daughters, Ann Marie (Jay) Moseley and their children, Savannah & Jamie and Jackie Lee (Bryan) Broderick and their children, Bowyn & Bridger; former wife, Linda Townes and his sister, Mary Ann (David) Bruner.
KELLY, Virginia Ward
KELLY, Virginia Ward, age 97, died peacefully at her home in Titus on Monday, November 7, 2011. She was a pillar and oldest living member of the Titus Baptist Church and the sole surviving member of the Wetumpka High School Class of 1933. She was a loving mother, a wonderful cook, a gracious hostess, a devoted gardener, and was known for her sweet spirit and her deep faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roonie Lee (Rat) Kelly, her son, Bruce Kelly, New York City, and her grandson, Brad Kennedy of Decatur, GA, and her parents George and Marie Allison Ward. She outlived all her siblings: Mildred (Wylie) Murphy, Merle (Ernest) Collier, Ethelyn (Rudolph) Harden, Elton (Midge and Vernell), Raymond (Joyce) and Conrad Ward. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Crawford Kennedy of Titus; Paula and Mike Meiners of Mandeville, LA; one granddaughter and family, Leah, Jeff, Sally and Jake Vaughan of Decatur, GA; one sister-in- law, June Ward of Titus, and nieces and nephews, all of whom she greatly loved. The family will be forever grateful for the kind and loving care provided to Granny Jen by Angela Jackson, Carol Langley, Linda Law, Shirley Justiss, and the late Larissa Swindall. Baptist Health Hospice made her living and her dying so much easier. Great appreciation is offered to Tracey Payton, Nedra Merriman, Carolyn Bryson, Paige Butler, Dr. Melissa Thompson, LaDonna Payton, Drew Burckett, and Patricia Duncan. Visitation will be held at Ellison Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 8 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. with funeral services scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9 at Titus Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family asks that memorial gifts be made to the Titus Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or that floral offerings be such that they can be shared with other elderly and homebound individuals.
POWELL, Lincoln, 79, a resident of Wetumpka, Al. died Nov. 5, 2011.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced later Hillside Mortuary Directing.
GOODSON, Mr. Henry
GOODSON, Mr. Henry, a resident of Prattville, AL. expired Friday, November 4, 2011.
Funeral Arrangements and Survivors will be announced later by Davis Funeral Home.
DONOVAN, Mr. John G. (Jack)
DONOVAN, Mr. John G. (Jack), a resident of Millbrook, AL passed away on November 6, 2011 at a local hospital. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 2 PM at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Nick Edwards officiating. Mr. Donovan was a very active member of American Legion Post 122 & Department of Alabama American Legion. He was preceded in death by his son, John G. Donovan, Jr. Survivors include wife, Jackie Donovan of Millbrook, AL; daughters, Theresa Hudgins ( Mark Curtis) of Montgomery, AL; Gina ( Greg) Lane of Wagarville, AL; and Cindy Donovan of Montgomery, AL; sons, Chad Mayton of Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchildren, Derek Donovan, Johnny Paul Hudgins, Tony Hudgins, Taylor Rowlett, Nick Lane, Matt Lane, Lauren Hogan, Brooke ( Jonathan) Pugh and Megan Lane, great grandchildren, Chloe Grace Davidson and Braxton Ryan Hogan. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 1 to 2 PM at the funeral home. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL directing.
ODEN, Francis W.
ODEN, Francis W., a resident of Tuskegee, AL, expired November 6, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. David Love, officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, from 2:00 - 6:00 pm at McKenzie's Funeral Home. Her memory lives on with one daughter, Louise White; one brother, Charlie (Gussie) White, Jr.; three sisters, Annie (Edward) Thomas, Gertrude Calloway, Doris White; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
CARLISLE, Mr. Aubrey Ray
CARLISLE, Mr. Aubrey Ray, 80, a resident of Brantley, AL died Monday, November 7, 2011. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from Turner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Marler, Rev. Ed Russell and Rev. Phillip Rayburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home directing. Mr. Carlisle served as a Deacon of Weed Baptist Church for many years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Carlisle also served his community as a Charter Member of the Brantley Rescue Squad, as Asst. Chief of the Brantley Fire Dept., and as a Crenshaw County Sheriff Auxiliary. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lemmie T. & Louseal Carlisle, and his brother, Ossie Wade Carlisle. Survivors include his wife, Merlene Rayburn Carlisle; his son and daughter-in-law, Ashley and Melanie Carlisle of Leeds, AL; and three granddaughters, Lyla, Lily and Lola Carlisle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 – 8 pm.
PALMER, Nancy, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama expired Sunday, November 5, 2011.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
HOLMBERG, Robert William
HOLMBERG, Robert William, age 55, passed away at home, Saturday, November 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Hardie Carr and grandmother, Roxie Royal Carr; father, Oscar William (Bill) Holmberg and mother, Mable Carr Holmberg. He is survived by his wife, Pam Gafford Holmberg, son Will and daughter Katie, brother Danny Holmberg (Linda), sisters Irene Dailey (James), and Linda Beasley (Ralph), and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Leak-Memory Chapel on Tuesday, November 8, from 11:00 AM until service time. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 8, at Leak- Memory Chapel with Minister Mark Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Sellers, Alabama. Active pallbearers will be Mark Autrey, Robert and John Holley, Dr. Tom Burch, Hardie Williams and Bill Cauthen. Honorary pallbearers will be the Alabama Department of Transportation Construction Bureau, active and retired employees. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
NIX, Edgar Eugene (Gene)
NIX, Edgar Eugene (Gene) passed away peacefully with family at his bedside on Friday, November 4, 2011. Mr. Nix was a lifelong resident of Montgomery and was preceded in death by both parents James and Callie Nix, a wife Jean Marie Nix, a daughter Melissa Nix, three brothers James, Tommy, and Roger Nix one sister Shirley Shnell. Mr. Nix is survived by his daughter Pam (Mike) sons Duck and Randy a daughter in law Susan Nix three grandsons Michael Thomas (Bailey), Chase Nix and Hayden Nix one grandaughter Meagan Thomas two great grandchildren Michael and Madison Thomas, three sisters Evelyn Kilcrease, Betty Wiseman (Ray), and Betty Vance one beloved brother and Best Friend Alllen Nix (Gail). Graveside services for the family will be 10 AM Tuesday November 8, 2011 at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Bubba Lambert Officiating. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
ROBINSON, Mr. Joseph
ROBINSON, Mr. Joseph a resident of Montgomery, Alabama expired November 5, 2011.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross- Clayton Funeral Home.