ROWSER, Mrs. Alma (Maude) Turner
ROWSER, Mrs. Alma (Maude) Turner, age 100, a resident of Montgomery, AL, expired on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at The Cedars Assisted Living facility. Funeral services will be held at Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., Reverend Claude A. Shuford officiating. Interment will be in Eastwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL, Ross- Clayton Funeral Home directing. Her survivors include her sister, Reverend Ethel Alexander (Hampton, OH); her brother, Mr. Lonnie Turner, Sr. (Montgomery, AL); niece and caregiver, Mrs. Lavelle S. McClain (Montgomery, AL); nieces: Mrs. Janice S. Banks(Montgomery, AL); Mrs. Gladys S. (Solomon, Sr.) Williams (Montgomery, AL), Mrs. Shirley (Walter) Starks (Montgomery, AL), Mrs. Catherlene Dudley (Oakland, CA), Ms. Frances A. Turner (Valdosta, GA), Ms. Alma T. McBroom (Montgomery, AL), Mrs. Gloria (Stacy) Cole (Tulsa, OK), Mrs. Wendlyn (Lacey) Lee (Fairfield, OH); nephews: Mr. Lawrence (Otelia)Turner (Jackson, MS) and Mr. Frederick (Faye) Dickerson (Montgomery, AL), Mr. Phillip (Linda) Alexander (Hampton, OH), Mr. Ronald (Anita) Alexander (Hampton, OH), Mr. Lonnie "Sonnie" Turner, Jr. (Montgomery, AL), Mr. Clinton "Clint" Turner (Montgomery, AL) and a host of other relatives and friends. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral services.
WATKINS, Mrs. Maria Kendricks
WATKINS, Mrs. Maria Kendricks expired in Huntsville, Alabama November 5, 2011.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home.
HARVEY, Sr., Johnny S.
HARVEY, Sr., Johnny S., 67, a resident of Wetumpka, Al. died Sunday, November 6, 2011. Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Bob Henderson and Rev. Ben Alford officiating, interment to follow in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife Carolyn Banta Harvey. Son, Johnny S. Harvey, Jr. Three daughters, Anita Harvey, Melina Leigh Harvey Turner, Michelle Harvey. Two sisters, Dorothy Phenolia Blankenship, Laverna Ramsey. Five Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Leo William Blankenship, Tom Jones, Brett Dylan Rodgers, Brett Alan Rodgers, Mark Woodruff, Trey Martin and James S. Martin Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Milliard Blankenship, Randy R. Turner, Austin L. Turner, Clint Martin, and Jimmy D. Rodgers. Visitation will be from Trinity Episcopal Church Monday November 7, 2011 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
HOLSTON, Marcy, age 47, Went to be with the Lord October 6, 2011.
Arrangements will be announced by Massey Memorial.
OWENS, Raymond Walter
OWENS, Raymond Walter, a resident of Autauga County, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 27, 2011, at the age of 65 years old. He is survived by his wife, Frances Victoria Baxley; a daughter, Kristy Caradori; a sister, Patricia Louise Eller; three brothers, Steven Drew Owens, Craig Allen Owens, and Willis Godfrey Owens, Jr., all from North Carolina. Mr. Owens is also survived by 3 brothers-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law, 1 niece, 4 nephews, 6 great-nieces, and 1 great-nephew. Mr. Owens was a retired State of Alabama employee. He worked most of his career for the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. His Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011, at 2 PM, from Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Bailey officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, or one's favorite charity. Condolences may be offered at www.alabama heritagefh.com. Alabama Heritage Directing
STEPHENS, Gussie M.
STEPHENS, Gussie M., age 83, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at her home. Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Sam W. Stephens, Jr. She is survived by two children, Theresa ( Joe ) Cardwell, Steve (Jamie) Stephens; three grandchildren, Cassandra (Eric) Allen, Seth ( Nikki) Stephens, Cameron Stephens; three great- grandchildren, Carley Russo, Carianne Allen, Jaxon Allen;a sister-in-law, Helen Trawick; brother-in-law,Wiley Stephens ;several nephews and nieces. Mrs. Stephens worked for A & P Groceries on Cloverdale Road as a book keeper for 40 years. Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Earl Wise officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Novemeber 6, 2011 from 3:00 until 5:00 at Leak Memory Chapel. The family wants to extend a special thank you to Mary Dennison of Vista Care Hospice, caregivers, Wanda Gilbert, Jeanetta Myrick and Princella Jones. Serving as pallbearers will be Seth Stephens, Cameron Stephens, Randy Raborn, Preston Byrd, Eric Allenand Ronald Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be, Leroy Priece, Julian Alford, Lamon Raborn, Bill Sims ,Wiley Stephens and Scott Clemons. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Highland Gardens Baptist Church. Leak - Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
BATTLE, Mr. George H.
BATTLE, Mr. George H. expired November 2, 2011. Graveside services will be hed Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. from Alabama National Cemetery, Montavello, Alabama. Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, directing. Survivors include first cousins, Ms. Jessie M. Glenn, Eddie M. White, Ms. Elizabeth Gholston, Ceasar (Mary) Jones, Mrs. Mary Kate (Emmett) Foster; a second cousin, Ms. Frances Lucas; a niece, Fallon Richardson all of Montgomery, Alabama; also Rev. J.T. (Evelyn) Jones; a niece Renee (Joe) Johnson all of Chicago, IL; a special friend, Ms. Roberta Battle, Birmingham, Alabama and host of other relatives and friends. The funeral processional will leave at 11:00 a.m. from Ross-Clayton Funeral Home.
ALLEN, Harry Elliott, Jr.
ALLEN, Harry Elliott, Jr., age 84, of Montgomery, AL., died at home Thursday Nov. 3, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry Elliott Allen, Sr., Roberta Davis Jones Allen and his sister Grace Allen Britt. He is survived by Martha Richardson Allen, his wife of 56 years, children Elliott Allen (Conny), Ashley Allen, Caroline Allen Breshears (Mike), six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one nephew Ben Kilgrow (Alice), and a cousin Rusty Gregory (Raye). Harry served as a Navy Corpsman attached to the Marines at the end of WWII and during the Korean War. He attended the University of Alabama and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was employed by G. D. Searle Pharmaceutical Co. for 35 years. He was also a lifelong member of St. John's Episcopal Church and served on the vestry for several terms. The Rev. Robert Wisnewski will officiate at the funeral service at St. John's Episcopal Church, 113 Madison Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104 at 11:00 am on Monday Nov. 7, 2011. Visitation will be 10:00 am in the parish house, followed by burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Hails, Jimmy Shashy, Brandon Thornton, Don White, John White, Tommie Majure, Scott Gilder and Gardner Perdue. Honorary pallbearers will be Mac Porter, Forrest McConnell Jr., Donald White, Ed Galt, Ed Xides, Isiah Taylor, Mike Jarrell, Pat Patton, Dick Lechleiter, John Westcott, Lon Conner, Bolling Brooks, Clyde Fain, Olin Vinson, Jerry Jemmott, The Townsend Detachment of the Marine Corps League, The Rusty Zipper Club and Ruddles Lunch Bunch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.
FRANCINE MARY BENDER
Dec. 13, 1942 - Nov. 4, 2011
Francine Bender, 68, a long-time resident of Montgomery, AL passed from this earth Friday evening, Nov. 4, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Francine was born in Pittsburgh, PA on Dec. 13, 1942, the daughter of Francis & Irene (Horvath) Strelecki. Francine graduated from Robert Morris Univ., where she met her husband, Jerry Bender. They were married on Nov. 30, 1963, and made their homes in Minneapolis, MN and Montgomery, AL, where they raised their five children. They have been members of St. Bede Catholic Church since 1975. In addition to her parents, Francine was preceded in death by her son, Blake John Bender (1970-1991). She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry, of forty- eight years; her children, Dana (Bender) & Joel Reeves, Cullen Bender & Tina Youngblood, Justin & Ginger Bender, and Brandon & Tracey Bender; grandchildren, Taylor, David, James, Janna and Jonathan; and brother David Strelecki. Visitation will be held at Southern Memorial on Monday, Nov. 7th from 5- 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bede Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov. 8th at 10:00am, with burial to follow at St. Margaret's.
ROBINSON, Billy Owen
ROBINSON, Billy Owen, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away Friday, November 4, 2011 at the age of 67. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gassett Funeral Home. Funeral services are Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Gassett Funeral Home Chapel with Minister David Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery. Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Liwanag "Sunshine" Robinson; son, Mike Robinson; daughter, Lisa (Jim) West; granddaughter, Karris Dailey; brother, Donnie Robinson; sisters, Mary Ellen Dennis, Edna (Robert) Parnell, and Sue (Billy) Ragsdale; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Annette Robinson; parents, Jeffie and Addie Robinson; brothers, Lester Robinson, Lowell Robinson, and Eddie Robinson. Pallbearers are Floyd Noble, Jimmy Green, Mark Russell, Ed Russell, Jeff Ludwick, and Terry Kicker.
EVELYN WALKER JORDAN
February 7, 1913 - November 3, 2011
Mrs. Evelyn Walker Jordan, of Auburn, Alabama passed from this earth on Thursday, November 3, 2011, after a brief stay at Bethany House Hospice in Auburn. A memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, in Auburn. Mrs. Jordan was a longtime member of Holy Trinity, who had served on the vestry, and was a former lay reader. The Reverend John Fritschner of Holy Trinity will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church, one hour prior to the memorial service. Mrs. Jordan, the daughter of the late Marvin Ethan Walker and Rosalie Parker Walker, was born February 7, 1913, in Augusta (Richmond County), Georgia. She was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Macon, GA, and Columbia, SC, respectively. Mrs. Jordan earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina; she did graduate work at Tulane University in Botany, and later earned a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology from Auburn University. Mrs. Jordan was affiliated with several Psychology and Education honorary organizations, as well as numerous civic and service clubs. After she was awarded her Masters degree, she continued academic pursuits through post graduate work. She was retired from the Auburn University Student Counseling Service, where for many years she worked to serve the needs of Auburn students, particularly married and foreign students. Mrs. Jordan was a Master Gardener and an active member of the Light Horse Harry Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also was a Founding Member of Phi Theta Chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority (Auburn University). In 1992, Mrs. Jordan was recognized by Auburn University through its presentation of the Pamela Wells Sheffield award. This award is presented annually "to a woman who best embodies selfless service and commitment to Auburn University, and the Auburn Family". Survivors include her daughters Susan Jordan Pilgreen (Auburn), Darby Walker Jordan (Jasper, GA), a son, James Ralph Jordan, Jr. (Eve) (Norris, TN), and a nephew James R. Milton, Jr. (Keysville, GA); grandchildren Lisa Pilgreen Hunt (Tom) (Auburn), Tom Pilgreen, Jr. (Tammy) (Memphis, TN), James Ralph Jordan, III (Knoxville, TN) and Amy Katherine Jordan (Birmingham); great granddaughter Jordan Elizabeth Hunt (Auburn), great grandsons James Thomas Hunt (Emma) (Auburn), and Steven, Alex, and Michael Pilgreen (Memphis, TN). Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband of forty five years James Ralph Jordan, Sr. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Auburn University Foundation, designated for support of the James Ralph and Evelyn W. Jordan Scholarship Fund. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home of Opelika is in charge of the arrangements. www.jeffcoattrant.com
YOUNG, Mr. Alfred R.
YOUNG, Mr. Alfred R., a resident of Tuskegee, Inst., AL., died Thursday, November 3, 2011 in Tuskegee, AL Funeral services will be held Monday, November 7, 2011 at 11 A.M. from Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. James Q. Smith officiating. Rev. Larry Robinson (Pastor). Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with The Peoples Funeral Home directing. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving sister, Jessie Y. Crumes, Tuskegee, Al.; nephew, John A. (Molette) Bradley, Commerce, Ga.; grand-ne phew, John A. Bradley, III,; grand-niece, Thranda Nicole Duckett, Chattanooga, Tn.; a host of cousins from Ohio, Florida, New York, Snow Hill, Al., other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M. at The People's Funeral Home Chapel.
BOYD, Joseph (Coach) Bernard Boyd
BOYD, Joseph (Coach) Bernard Boyd, 76, of Melbourne, FL passed away on Oct 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Elaine; sister, Muriel (Barnes) Bishop of Clemson, SC; brother, Harold (Peggy) Boyd of Rome, GA; sister-in-law, Jeanette (Jimmy) Hinshaw of Asheboro, NC; two sons, Joel (Debby) Boyd of Trussville, and Mailon (Caroline) Boyd of Montgomery, two daughters, Jan (Joe) Higgins of LaFayette, and Cheryl (Sam) Joyner of Dallas; Eight grandchildren; Two great -grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov 13th at 2pm at Frazer United Methodist Church with the Paul Howard officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frazer Crave Student Ministry in memory of Coach Bernard Boyd.
FARR, June Bumpass
FARR, June Bumpass, age 80, passed away on November 2, 2011 at Prattville Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Farr; her parents: Fielding and Edna Bumpass; and her brother, Fielding Bumpass, Jr. She is survived by her son: Dr. Steven F. Johnson; Grandson: Steven John- son; Granddaughter, Madeline Johnson, all of Dothan; Brother, Tom E. Bumpass and wife Ann of Longview, Texas; Sister: Ruth Smith and husband Charles of Montgomery; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be at 10 am Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity in her memory. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com. Leak - Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
GAUTNEY, Shirley, 71 of Mathews, Al. passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in Montgomery. Shirley was born in Tallapoosa Co. and worked for many years as a supply clerk at Maxwell Air Force Base and was a member of Dalraida Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband: Wilton; Daughter: Jennifer Holt and husband, John, of Mathews; Sons: Robert Gautney and wife Delinda of Montevallo; Wayne Gautney of Montgomery; Grandchildren: Joshua and Justin Holt. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Leak Memory Chapel with funeral services at 2 pm with Rev. Rick Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Flowers will be acepted or please make donations in her memory to Dalraida Baptist Church. Leak - Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
GILLILAND, Brenda P.
GILLILAND, Brenda P., 59, of Montgomery passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2011. A native of Montgomery, Brenda worked for over 25 years as an insurance clerk Dr. John E. Hackman. She was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church until it closed in 2005 and currently was a member at Heritage Baptist Church in Montgomery. Preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Annette Poitevint and mother in law: Bessie Gilliland. She is sur-vived by her husband: Henry Gilliland of Montgomery; Daughters: Jennifer Gilliland Rutland and her husband, Casey; Amy Gilliland, both of Montgomery; Sister: Renee Gilliland and husband, Leo; Brothers in law: David Gilliland and wife Debbie; Richard Gilliland; Grandchildren: Caden and Shelby Rutland; Special niece: Hollie Gilliland Denison and husband Chris and their children: Blaine and Katelyn, all of Montgomery; Special nephew: Leo Gilliland, Jr. and wife Cara of Birmingham, and other nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Leak Memory Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 am Monday, November 7, at Leak Memory Chapel with Dr. Teman Knight and Rev. John Gaines officiating. Interment will follow at Green -wood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Legacy Fund at Heritage Baptist Church, 1849 Perry Hill Rd., Montgomery, Al. 36106. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com Leak - Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com
DAVIS, Poulisa, age 49, a resident of Montgomery died on November 3, 2011.
Funeral services and survivors will be announced by Lee's Funeral Home directing.
PRICE, Leona, age 86, a resident of Montgomery AL., expired Thursday, November 3, 2011 at home. Preceded in death by her husband Charles A. Price and two brothers and a sister. She is survived by her daughter Lorrie Piazza and husband Mark Piazza, son Wayne Price and wife Lynda Price and grandchildren Kelly Dixon and husband Josh Dixon, Brian Piazza and fiancÚ Celena Thomas, Jay Price and Chris Price. Her sister Ruth Blom and husband Leroy Van Maanen, brother Don Blom and wife Donna Blom, brother Leory Blom, brother-in-law John Price and wife Mary Price, brother-in-law Bill Price and wife Ann Price also survive Mrs. Price. Services will be held at 2:00 Monday, November 7th with visitation at 1:00 at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home in Montgomery.
RODRIGUEZ, Josephine Ward
RODRIGUEZ, Josephine Ward, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend spread her wings and went to be with her Master and Savior on Monday, October 31, 2011 after a long illness. Visitation will be held at Ridout's Prattville Chapel on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. A Rosary will begin at 12:00 pm following the visitation. Burial will follow in Shoal Creek Cemetery at Coosa River. Pallbearers will be Carl Howell, Carl Oates, Greg Ward, Christian Rocha, Gene Manning, Matt Clarizio, Paul Jones, and Joe Rodriguez. Josephine was born on October 14, 1938 in Montgomery, AL to L.T. and Gertrude E. (Manning) Ward and attended Marbury High School. She attended nursing school at St. Margaret's Hospital. She married John Rodriguez, Jr. on March 26, 1977 in Colorado Springs, CO. She loved to hunt and fish. Mrs. Rodriguez was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Henry T. Ward. Survivors include her husband, John M. Rodriguez, Jr.; daughter, Debra J. Clarizio and her husband Matt; son, Joe Rodriguez and his wife Valerie; son, Paul R. Jones; son, Steven Rodriguez; sisters, Elizabeth Howell and Evelyn Oates; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Josephine was a past High Priestess of Alaska Shrine, member of Daughter of the Nile of Texas, an Eastern Star and Worthy Matron of LOSNA #4 of Valdez, AK. Her love of life and family was only surpassed by her love of God. She was one of the kindest, most loving, and gentle people on this earth. Always there to listen and understand with love and offer a helping hand. To know Josephine was to love her as she was full of life and laughter. Her sweet smile, loving hugs, and tender gestures will surely be missed. She shall surely be a beautiful gem in God's Treasure Chest shining brightly down upon us. Until we meet again.
JONES, Mr. George Robert (Casey)
JONES, Mr. George Robert (Casey), age 73, a resident of Deatsville, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Brookside Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Lamar officiating. Interment to follow in Brookside Memorial Gardens, Millbrook, AL. Mr. Jones was Retired from the State of Alabama, D.O.T. after 38 years. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Delores Jones of Deatsville, AL ; daughters, Dondra Oates (Doug Wood) of Montgomery, AL; Kim Wynn of Prattville, AL; son, Brent Jones (Tracie) of Prattville, AL ; sisters, Edna Chandler (Bobby) of Wetumpka, AL ; Grace Baldwin (Thurman) of Verbena, AL ; sister-in-law, Della Jones of Prattville, AL ; grandchildren, Matt Oates (Ashley); Shaylee Jones; Austin Jones; Courtney Wynn; Cooper Wynn; Beth Agerton ; great granddaughter, Ava Jordan Oates ; Pallbearers will be Sam Johnson, John Wiggins, Nelson Reese, Winston Farrior, Max Snow & Tink Hargrove. The family will recieve friends at Brookside Funeral Home on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL Directing.
YOUNG, Mr. Alfred R.
YOUNG, Mr. Alfred R., a resident of Tuskegee, Inst., AL., died Thursday, November 3, 2011 in Tuskegee, AL.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by The Peoples Funeral Home.
BOWLES, Anne Marie Maloy
BOWLES, Anne Marie Maloy went to be with the Lord Friday, October 28, 2011. She was born August 10, 1933 in Montgomery, AL. She was a lifelong resident of Montgomery and had been an active member of Pintlala Baptist Church for many years where she taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Bowles; her parents, Joe Bruce and Verla Lucretia Maloy; and by her brother and sister-in-law, Joe B. Maloy Jr. and Ida Maloy. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Gordon Jones, and one grandson, Zac Jones. Per Anne's request, her body was donated to the UAB Anatomical Donor Program for medical research. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM at Pintlala Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Burton officiating. Those wishing to honor Anne's memory may make a contribution to the Salvation Army or the Friendship Mission, 3561 Mobile Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108-4434.