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CLOVIS FOWLER

RED BAY, AL – Clovis Hubbert Fowler, 82, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home. He was born in Hodges, Al. and was retired from Franklin Electric Cooperative after thirty-eight years.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a Specialist in Top Marksmanship.

Private graveside services were held Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Halltown Cemetery. Burial was in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Imogene Fowler, Red Bay, Al.; four children – Jon Arnold, Jenny King, Laura Manning and Hannah Jackson & husband, Rhett Jackson; eight grandchildren – Katie Benefield, Andrew Fowler Thigpen, Sarah Weichman, Jon Christian Thigpen, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Samuel Fowler Moore, Jean-Marie Moore and Nathaniel Clovis Moore; two great-grandchildren – Aidan and Ethan and four sisters – Marie Fowler, Polly Zumbado, Chesteen Ellenburg and Mary Nell Henson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jewel and Arrie Fowler and a brother, Hollis Fowler.

Pallbearers were Andy Thigpen, Rhett Jackson, Frankie Fowler, Jeff Fowler, Rick Fowler and Frank Fowler.

LARRY GENE DAVIS

VINA, AL – Larry Gene “Ice Cream” Davis, 65, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Red Bay, AL to Albert Shelby and Earlue Childers Davis.  He retired from teaching at Hamilton after 38 years.  He drove a school bus for 29 years and coached basketball and girls track and cross country.  He was a pastor for 44 years.

Services will be Monday, August 7, 2 p.m. at Shottsville Methodist Church with Bro. Jimmy Lucas officiating.  Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three children-Lagena Davis (Tony Fuqua), Laddie Davis (Misty) and Laura Davis (Carlos Hines); ten grandchildren-Selena Owens, Robert Davis, Onyx Hines, Destine Fuqua, Cody Davis, Rebecca Davis, Corwyn Fuqua, Lexton Hines, Richard Davis and Rachel Davis; one great-grandchild-Piper Rogers; two brothers-Billy Wayne Davis (Dean) of Statesboro, GA and Jerry Lane Davis (Julia) of Red Bay; four nieces and nephews-Jeff Davis (Dana), Stacie Sutton, Jason Davis (Brandie) and Jessica Jackson (Derek).

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson-Shelby Heath Davis.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Davis, Jason Davis, Derek Jackson and Jeff Emerson.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 6, 6-9 p.m. at Shottsville Methodist Church.

CARLA JANE BOLTON

RED BAY, AL – Carla Jane Bolton, 51, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and worked in phone sales. She attended Calvary Family Worship Center.

Services will be Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Nash Creekmore, Red Bay, Al.; one grandchild – Aydyn Creekmore; one sister – Jetty Clements; brother-in-law – Curtis Clements; one niece – Stacy Trassare and two nephews – Darrell Roe (Brittany) and Joshua Roe (Tonya).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Mangus and Corrine Bolton Harris.

Pallbearers will be Nash Creekmore, Duane Creekmore, Darrell Roe, Joshua Roe, Tanner Wicker and Shannon Clements.

Visitation will be Friday, August 4, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

GEROME KEY

VINA, AL – Loyal Gerome Key, 71, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born in Winston County, AL.  He was under appointment with different fields for 38 years with the Church of God of Prophecy.  He served as pastor at the Red Bay Church of God of Prophecy. He was a veteran of the US army serving during the Vietnam Conflict.

Services will be Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. at Carbon Hill Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Steve Puckett and Bro. Ronald Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Pocahontas Cemetery, Carbon Hill, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years-Sarah Key of Vina; three children-Kathy Byrd, Kevin Ray Key and Amy Rhodes all of Red Bay;  four grandchildren-Jason, Nathan, Karli and Kendon; one sister-Olene Rubley of Arley, AL; one brother-Harold Key of Arley, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father-Harvey Key; his mother-Katie Alexander; daughter-Regina Key; granddaughter-Jessica Key; three brothers-Herschel, Paul and O’Neal Key; two sisters-Eurie Bates and Doris Jackson; a son-in-law-Kevin Rhodes.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 29, 5-8 p.m. at Red Bay Church of God of Prophecy and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Carbon Hill Church of God of Prophecy.

ODIS CHILDERS

RED BAY, AL – Odis Clifton Childers, 86, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his residence.  He was a production supervisor for American Motors for over 40 years and was a member of the masonic lodge.

Services will be Saturday, July 29, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Jammie Nanny and Malcolm Garrett officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years-Dorothy May Childers of Red Bay; five children-Orlon Mark Childers (Veneta), Charles David Childers, James Michael Childers (Patricia), David Wayne Childers (Donna) and Karen Joan Childers; fifteen grandchildren-Katie Brown, Angela Childers, Crystal Athey, Ryan Childers, Jayme Childers, Cole Childers, Jonathan Childers, Noah Childers, LaDonna Holt, Misty Gisoldi, Michelle Kurtis, Phillip Childers, Jeremy, Darren and Adam Marabelli and Cliff Cornell; more than twenty great-grandchildren; one brother-Milton Childers and one sister-Sarah Anderson.

He was preceded in death by two sons-Odis Childers Jr. and Phillip Dean Childers; grandchildren-Robert and Jessie Childers; brothers and sisters-Infant boy, Altha Robbins, Alfred Childers, Roy Childers, Georgia Morgan, Dorothy Scott and James Childers.

Pallbearers will be Orlon Mark Childers, Charles David Childers, James Michael Childers, David Wayne Childers, Sam Childers and Dave Vanderford.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 29, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CLARICE JACKSON

RED BAY, AL – Clarice Jackson, 88, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Huntsville Hospital.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to James Jefferson and Dona Isabelle Holland.

Services will be Saturday, July 29, 5 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. Jerry Humphres officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children-James Jackson of Kenosha, WI, Donnie Jackson (Shirley) and Darrell Jackson (Geraldine) all of Vina and Sharron Wildmon of Red Bay; thirteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister-Nellie Humphres; one brother-Phona Holland; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband-Velois Jackson; one son-Junior Jackson; grandson-Paul Jackson; great-grandson-Jasper Rigual and two sisters-Roxie Singleton and Cleta Ozbirn.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Diehl, Steven Singleton, Derek Jackson, Earl Jackson, Jose Rigual and Skylar Reed.

Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SARAH NICHOLS DUREN

VINA, AL – Sarah Frances Nichols Duren, 75,  passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Helen Keller Hospital.  She was born in Hodges, AL to Oran and Prue Nichols.  She worked as a Director for the BSS Child Development Center and was a member of Red Bay Church of Christ.

Services will be Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at Red Bay Church of Christ with Bro. Scott Webster officiating.  Burial will be in Single Springs Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ralph Duren of Vina; one daughter-Carla Duren Manasco of Vina; one son-Keith Duren (Tanya) of Muscle Shoals; two granddaughters-Asia and Iva Duren of Muscle Shoals; one sister-Judy Perrigin of Florence; one brother-Dwight Nichols (Betty) of Sevierville, TN and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law-R.V. and Porter Duren; brothers-in-law-Marvin Duren and Joe Crowe; and one son-in-law-Rex Manasco.

Pallbearers will be Shane Nichols, Tyrel Nichols, Danny Daniels, Ray Duren, Frank Duren, Guy Duren, Shane Hudson, Robby Duren, Miecree Cannon, Duncan Cannon, David Crowe, Cory Lane and Daniel Wallin.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 25, 6-9 p.m. at Red Bay Church of Christ.

The family requests donations be made to Maywood Christian Camp, P.O. Box 776 Hamilton, AL 35570.

LARRY JOE HILL

RED BAY, AL – Larry Joe Hill, 70, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Tishomingo, MS and was raised in Red Bay by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hill.  He retired from Tiffin Motor Homes after 36 years and was a member of the Red Bay Holy Church of Christ.

Services will be Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. with Bro. Wayne Bumgart officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four children-Denise Spencer (Don) and Sherry Shook both of Red Bay, Larry Hill of Portland, TX and Renea Chandler (Ronnie) of Vina; Eight grandchildren-Isaac and Anna Belle Spencer, Luke and Abby Shook, Corbin Triplett, Autumn Chandler and Elijah and Weston Hill; two brothers-Michael Hill and Dennis Hill both of Birmingham; and his aunt-Mary Yates of Birmingham.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, JoAnn Hill; his parents; his grandparents; and two sisters-Patsy Hill and Jamie Hill.

Pallbearers will be Don Spencer, Ronnie Chandler, Isaac Spencer, Jody Harris, Tony Kelton and Thomas Kelton.

Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JONATHAN HUMPHRES

RED BAY, AL – Jonathan Eugene Humphres, 54, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Helen Keller Hospital.  He was born in Alabama to Curtis and Linda Garrison Humphres.  He was a carpenter for 34 years.

Funeral service will be Monday, July 17, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his brother Donald Humphres of Red Bay.

Visitation will be Monday, July 17, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CHARLES ROSS WILSON

GOLDEN, MS – Charles Ross Wilson, 79, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Itawamba County, Ms., worked as a jeweler and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member and deacon of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Services will be Sunday, July 16, 11 a.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Golden, Ms. with Bro. Jimmy Dale Sartain officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of fifty-four years – Mary Helen Wilson; two children – Kerri Blaylock (Tony) Tuscumbia, Al. and Charles Eddie Wilson (Sarah) Killen, Al.; two grandchildren – Russ Blaylock (Jenny) and Whitney Winchester (Jeff); two great-grandchildren – Charlee Winchester and Maverick Winchster; eight brothers and sisters – James Robert Wilson (Floyce), John Wilson (Sandra), Gerald “Jerry” Wilson (Jimmie Lou), Lanny Wilson (Becky), Judy Rogers (Lowell), Shirley Whitfield, Janice Shepard (Michael) and Jackie Lucas (Jimmy); a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and brother-in-law – Charles Stone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Gordy Wilson and Eva Ledbetter Wilson, two sisters, Brenda Wilson and Helen Stone and a brother-in-law, Johnny Whitfield.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Poplar Springs Baptist Church – Tony Enis, Jr. Cromeans, Gary Watson, Steve Jones, Leamon Lindsey and Jimmy Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poplar Springs Life Center, 7210 Fairview Banner Road, Golden, Ms. 38847.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 15, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and he will lie in state Sunday, July 16, 10-11 a.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

JOYCE RAE EDWARDS

RED BAY, AL – Joyce Rae Edwards, 76, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Fairhope, AL. She was born in the Hurricane Creek Community near Vina, Al. and was a homemaker among other advocations and interests. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Saturday, July 15, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Greg Edwards (Donna) Lake Butler, FL, Phil Edwards (Melanie) Fairhope, AL and Andrea Hamel (Robert) Wesley Chapel, FL; six grandchildren – Grant Edwards, Evan Edwards, Cole Edwards, Ethan Hamel, Laurelai Hamel and Emma Edwards; two sisters – Ola Mae Glover and Sue Tate and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Wayne Edwards, her parents, Ellis and Viola Humphries, one sister, Ruth Humphries and one brother, Nolan Humphries.

Pallbearers will be Grant Edwards, Evan Edwards, Cole Edwards, Bob Hamel, Paul Huffman and Mike Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be  Ethan Hamel, Lauarelai Hamel and Emma Edwards.

Donations may be made to Christian Family Services, Inc., Gainesville, FL, www.christianfamilyservices.com, Prevent Cancer Foundation, www.preventcancer.org or Cure PSP, www.curepsp.org.

Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and she will lie in state Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

ALVIN PHARR

VINA, AL – Alvin Pharr, 77, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Al. He was born in Franklin County, Al. and was a heavy equipment operator in construction work. He was an avid Alabama football and Nascar fan.

Services will be Friday, July 14, 4:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al.  Burial will be in Single Springs Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children – Jeffrey Pharr (Vondia) Red Bay, Al., Donna Raper, Munford, Al. and Vicki Mitchell, Vina, Al.; four grandchildren – Christopher Davidson, Daphne Roberts, Amanda Mitchell and Andrew Mitchell; five great-grandchildren and one brother – Justin Pharr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Lynn Pharr, his parents, Joe Pharr and Clementine Scott Pharr, two brothers, Billy Joe Pharr and Milford Pharr and four sisters, Delilah Emerson, Bonnie Davis, Wilbie Turbyfill and Linda McCarley.

Pallbearers will be Stevie Sims, Chase Pharr, Andrew Mitchell, Andy Roberts, Jared Baxter and Casey Lee Roberts.

Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

DONALD RAY SELF

RED BAY, AL – Donald Ray Self, 69, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, Al. and worked at Sunshine Mills for thirty years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.

Services will be Friday, July 14, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. David Corum officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Sue Self, Red Bay, Al.; two sons – Terry Self (Carrie) and Ronald Self, all of Red Bay, Al.; four grandchildren – Dalton Self, Austin Self, Hayden Self and Bentleigh Self; one brother – Elmer Lee Self (Dorothy) Red Bay, Al. and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Self and Bertha Boyd Self, a daughter, Donna Sue Bentley, five brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Michael Self, Brian Self, Sharmon Self, Keith Aters, Jerry Self and Glen Graham.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 13, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

ELLA FAYE CASON

DECATUR, AL – Ella Faye Cason, 83, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Madison Manor Nursing Home, Madison, Al. She was born in Alabama and was a homemaker.

Services will be Thursday, July 13, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Curtis Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Rita Peek, Hazel Green, Al., Roger Cason (Tammy) Danville, Al. and Tricia Bottomley (Rick) Decatur, Al.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother – Wayne Burgett, Muscle Shoals, Al. and one sister – Jean Hadley (Jerry), Anniston, Al.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

MILLIE BULLEN

RED BAY, AL – Mildred “Millie” Bullen, 79, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Southern Magnolia in Golden, MS.  She was born in Cape Girardeau, MO to William Edwards and Mary Humphres Edwards.  She worked as a supervisor for Abbott Laboratories and was a member of Community Center Baptist Church in Red Bay.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 3, at 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Roger Wood officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter-Donna Dulaney (Eddie) of Red Bay; one grandson-Reese Dulaney; two granddaughters-Carrie Richter and Christina Bullen; step-son-Jerry Bullen; sister-in-law-Joanne Golwitzer; brother-in-law-Leroy Bullen and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Orvill Bullen; son-Eddie Bullen; step-son-Larry Bullen and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Clinton Malone, Mike Jones, Hoyt Devaney and Wesley Mills.

Visitation will be Monday, July 3, 10-12 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

WAYNE MANN

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Wayne Mann, 81, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Northport, Al. He was born in Belmont, Ms. and was retired from Reynolds Metals where he was a pipe fitter foreman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Al.

Services will be Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Michael Powell officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years – Jackie Mann, Tuscaloosa, Al.; five children – Linda Foley (James), Gary Mann (Sonora) Florence, Al., Stan Mann (Terry) Rienzi, Ms., Regina Powell (Michael) Tuscaloosa, Al. and Sharon McCalpin (Shannon) Red Bay, Al.; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister – Opal Gray; one brother – Junior Mann (Nadine) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Flurry Cecil Mann and Gladys George Mann, a brother, Billy Joe Mann and a sister, Eupal Dailey.

Pallbearers will be Klae Mann, Seth Powell, Erik Mann, Chad Hively, Shannon McCalpin and Grayson Mann.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 1, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

ANNETTE ROGERS

RED BAY, AL – Annette Rogers, 61, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Red Bay, Al. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sisters – Phoelicia Jackson (Lloyd) and Jolene Enis (Kenneth) all of Red Bay, Al.; one brother – Alan Boyd (Janette) Red Bay, Al. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John David Rogers and her parents, John C. Boyd, Jr. and Bobby Rose Lindley Boyd.

SHARON A. LINDLEY

GOLDEN, MS – Sharon A. Lindley, 61, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Waukegan, Il. and had worked at Falcon Industries.

Services will be Friday, June 30, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Bobby Massey officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Christy L. Lindley and Shelby Morris, both of Golden, Ms. and Shirley Lindley, Russellville, Al.; sixteen grandchildren – Wesley White, Corey White, Kaylee White, Colby Bates, Jesse Bates, Natalie Stanphill, Nicholas Lindley, Justin Lindley, Christopher Lindley, Megan Spiers, Kacie Spiers, Brianna Osborne, Shelly Morris, Andrew Scott, John Scott and Kerry Morris; several great-grandchildren and one brother – Randy Lindley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Lindley and Quinnia Anderson Lindley, a son, Daniel Lindley, a grandson, P.J. Scott and two brothers, Alan Dale Lindley and Ricky Darwin Lindley.

Pallbearers will be Colby Bates, Jesse Bates, Wesley White, Corey White, Nick Lindley, Justin Lindley, Christopher Lindley, John Scott and Kerry Morris.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 29, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

RAYMOND MILLER

VINA, AL – Raymond Thomas Miller, 70, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born in Alabama and worked at Sunshine Homes. He attended Single Springs Baptist Church, Vina, Al.

Services will be Tuesday, June 27, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Andy Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, Al.

He is survived by his wife – Brenda Miller, Vina, Al.; two sons – Gregory Miller and Kevin Miller, both of Vina, Al.; one sister – Marie Garrard, Savannah, Tn.; one brother – Rayburn Miller (Joan) Vina, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Vernon and Missouri Miller; a brother, Roy Lee Miller and a sister, Reba Pardue.

Pallbearers will be Robert Patterson, Wayne Engle, Eric Miller, Chris Boyd, Charlie Somers, Leamon Lindsey and Kaleb Blackburn.

Visitation will be Monday, June 26, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

JOHN EDWARD PORTER

GOLDEN, MS – John Edward Porter, 70, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, Al. and worked in furniture manufacturing. He attended New Temple Church.

Services will be Tuesday, June 27, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating.  Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Susie Porter, Golden, Ms.; five children – Sandie Wright (Eddie), Dora Porter (Adam), Tina Porter, Andy Porter and Peggy Porter; fourteen grandchildren – Donna Porter, Christine Porter, Scotty Porter, Crystal Wright, William Boyd, Jamie Boyd, Janet Boyd, Nathan Crum, Felicity “Cami” Porter, Carlie Porter, Sadie Porter, Katie Beam, Kayla Crum and Lyra Jane Roberson; two great-grandchildren – Taylor Elizabeth Biggerstaff and Matthew Wyatt Collins; three brother – L.C. Porter, R.D. Porter and Arlis Porter and two sisters – Mageline Ewing and Maxine Porter Grissom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Dora Porter, three sisters, Gereline Johnson, Arvie Jean Johnson and Pauline Porter, one brother, J.B. Porter and former son-in-law, Johnny Welch.

Pallbearers will be Landon Cromeans, Scotty Wooten, Larry Rutland, Bobby Brown, James Spencer, Shane McDonald, Adam Porter and Ellis Cromeans. Visitation will be Monday, June 26, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TERRY LEE DANIEL

RED BAY, AL – Terry Lee Daniel, 70, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home. He was born May 23, 1947 in Vina, Al. to Otho Durant and Aberdeen Smelser Daniel. He was a Christian and a retired farmer. He was a chemical worker for Cherokee Nitrogen, where he worked for thirty-eight and one-half years. He was a member of United Steel Workers Association and served as President of United Steel Workers Union in Cherokee, Al.

Services will be Saturday, June 24, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Glen Bridgmon officiating and speakers Billy Bolton and Barry Daniel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years – Brenda Coker Daniel, Red Bay, Al.; one son – Barry Daniel (Niki) Killen, Al.; one daughter – Amanda Ridge, Red Bay, Al.; his four grandchildren who were his pride and joy – Carson and Carter Daniel, Killen, Al. and Dalton and Dixie Ridge, Red Bay, Al.; one sister – Sharon Joan Aday (Russell) Killen, Al.; one brother – Marcus Daniel (Rita) Red Bay, Al.; mother-in-law – Julia Coker, Belmont, Ms.; sister-in-law – Anita Childers (Keith) Florence, Al.; nieces and nephews – Michael Aday, Brad Childers, Kirk Childers, Katy McGee, Julia Daniel, Emily Daniel and Lora Childers; his aunt – Celestine Durham (Harchel) Alexandria, Al.; his uncle – Fay Parrish, Dennis, Ms. and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, L.C. Coker.

Pallbearers will be Jon Petree, Doug Liles, Jimmy Mitchell, Michael Aday, Tony Armstrong and Ralph Winchester. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Cox, Bobby Joe Williams, Aulsie Bolton and Harold Strickland.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at lbda.org in his memory.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice, Jamie Lane, Rachel Harvey, Whitney Walker, Megan Horton, Fred Karthaus, Kay Holt and Barbara Russell.

VIRLIE R. HARDIN

RED BAY, AL – Virlie R. Hardin, 88, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at her residence. Services will be Sunday, June 25, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. Visitation will be Sunday, June 25, 2-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

EDDIE DEES

VINA, AL – Eddie Allen Dees, 21, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Colbert County, Al. He was born in Alabama and had worked at Sunshine Mills for one year.

Services will be Wednesday, June 21, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Mike Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his mother – Carol Childers Davis, Vina, Al.; three brothers – Corey Davis (Kristen) Dennis, Ms., Wesley Childers (Amber) and Evan Childers (Cortney) all of Vina, Al.; two sisters – Britney Dobbs (Josh) Red Bay, Al. and LaDava Davis, Vina, Al. and eight nephews.

He was preceded in death by his fathers – Leeroy Dees and Johnny Davis and a brother, Johnny Dees.

Pallbearers will be Evan Childers, Brandon Cole, Drake Hester, Andrew Hester, Tyler Renfroe and Chris Hill.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

RYAN MATTHEW "RHINO" SMITH

RED BAY, AL – Ryan Matthew “Rhino” Smith, 22, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Colbert County, Al. He was born in Corona, Ca. and worked at Tiffin Motor Homes, Red Bay, Al. He attended Trinity Assembly of God, Red Bay, Al.

Services will be Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.;

Survivors are his mother – Darcie Smith, Red Bay, Al.; one brother – Travis Smith, Red Bay, Al.; two sisters – Misty Smith and Katy Carroll (Nick) all of Red Bay, Al.; sister-in-law – Megan Bohannon, Red Bay, Al.; grandfather – Charles Smith, Red Bay, Al. and an uncle – Russell Smith of California.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Smith.

Pallbearers will be Zack Creekmore, Brody Roberts, Hunter Tyler, Travis Smith, Mark Petree and Drake Hester.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

SANDRA ROUSE

RED BAY, AL- Sandra J. Rouse, 73 died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville, TN.  She was born in Belmont, MS to Curtis and Gertie South Byram.  She worked as a Nuclear Health Physics Technician.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 19, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper and Bishop Duffy Pingree officiating.  Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters-Lynn Dameron of Knoxville, TN and Conna Humphres (Eddie) of Red Bay; five grandchildren-Brian Humphres (Cassidy), Brandon Humphres, April Humphres, Curtis Dameron and Amber Ashley; six great-grandchildren-Mason, Millie, Isaiah and Zara Humphres and Bryson and Trea Brazil; one sister-in-law-Joan Pingree.

She was preceded in death by husband-Wayne Rouse; her daughter-Casendra Pruitt and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Dameron, Brian Humphres, Brandon Humphres, Ben Pingree, Duffy Pingree and Matthew Walters.

Visitation will be Monday, June 19, 11-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SHIRLEY FAYE COOLEY

GOLDEN, MS – Shirley Faye Cooley, 76, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Brosley, Missouri and was a homemaker. She was a singer and musician and sang in crusades nationwide. She and her husband,  Bro. Gene Cooley, pastored Calvary Family Worship Center for forty-three years.

Services will be Saturday, June 17, 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Family Worship Center, Golden, Ms. with Bro. John A. Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Williamson Memorial, Franklin, Tn.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years – Bro. Gene Cooley, Golden, Ms.; one son – Lindell Cooley (Amber) Franklin, Tn.; two grandsons – Samuel Cooley and Isaac Cooley; two brothers – Larry “Moses” Tipton (Gayle) and Jerry Tipton (Pat); two sisters– Lilly Tipton Edgar and Diane Tipton McGarrity and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Edward Tipton and Nora Bell Tipton, four brothers, Chester, Tipton, Charles Tipton, Ellis Tipton and Arnold Tipton and one sister, Mary Pind.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Family Worship Center.

GENEVA RUTH BREWER

RED BAY, AL. – Geneva Ruth Brewer, 86, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Alabama and attended Oak Grove Church of God.

Services will be Saturday, June 17, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Rick Bradley and Bro. Terry Middendorf officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one sister – Doris Robinson, Red Bay, Al. and two nieces – Kathy Bircket, Fairfield, Il. and Karen Martin, Watseka, Il.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde A. Brewer and Ora Pugh Brewer and two brothers, James Voyde Brewer and Charles Frank Brewer.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Childers, Mike Duncan, Randy Bircket, Jerrel Gillentine, Danny Bumpus and Braydon Middendorf.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

MARY ROSE

GOLDEN, MS – Mary Rose, 82, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Golden, Ms. and worked as a nurse for forty years.

Services will be Thursday, June 15, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Sharon Blair, Norman Rose (Margie) and Dora Ewing, all of Golden, Ms. and David Rose (Tracy) Fulton, Ms.; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and one sister – Nellie Rue Wooten, Dennis, Ms.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rose, her parents, Roy Chandler and Susie Kingsley Chandler, a grandson, William Rose, a great-granddaughter, Danelle Humphries, three brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 14, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

SYLVIA TATE CARPENTER

VINA, AL – Sylvia Tate Carpenter, 69, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at her daughter’s residence in Red Bay, Al. She was born in Alabama and was a deli worker at Piggly Wiggly in Red Bay for fifteen years. She was a member of Five Points Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be Thursday, June 15, 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. with Danny Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Freda Carpenter Massey and James Carpenter, both of Red Bay, Al. and Brandi Carpenter Duckworth (Bradley) Vina, Al.; two grandchildren – Candi Massey Fuller (Brian) and Chasity Massey Franks (Andrew); one brother – Jimmy Tate (Sue) Red Bay, Al.; one sister – Barbara Jackson, Brilliant, Al.; six great-grandchildren – Hunter Fuller, Melee Weaver, Matthew Fuller, Sara Beth Fuller, Abryanna Franks and Walker Franks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Carpenter, her parents, Rebon and Inez Tate, two brothers, Bobby Tate and Gary Tate and one grandson, Brantley Tate Duckworth.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Miller, Phillip Hardin, Michael Cross, Jeff Reid, Nathan Faulkner and Steven Webb.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, 1-2:45 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

MARY CATHERINE TORRA

RED BAY, AL. – Mary Catherine Torra died June 7, 2017 in her home in Red Bay, Al. Catherine was born in Russellville, Al. on January 9, 1942. She joined the U.S. Army in 1976 to serve her country. She was married to Gene Mann and later to John Torra. She went out kickin’, laughin’, eatin’ fried food and remembering the good times. She leaves behind the reminder to live life to its fullest and to always “Be nice!”

Catherine will especially be missed by three daughters – Alisa Holmes, Katrina Maloney and Lajuana Grincavitch, as well as her brother, Marlin Saint and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Friday, June 9, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. Services will be Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. She will lie in state Saturday, June 10, 9-10 a.m. at the church. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

“You will never know the value of a moment until the moment becomes a memory” – Dr. Seuss.

NEAL PAGE

RED BAY, AL. – Neal Page, 91, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Red Bay Hospital. He was born July 31, 1925 in Alabama.  He was a clearing contractor for 60 + years and a farmer. Mr. Page also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of Halltown Methodist Church and was a member of the Burleson Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Mitch Nethery and Tommy Brooks officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by five children- Alice Berry (Johnny), Lee Page (Jan), Linda Wren (Eddie), Sarah McKinney (Edward) and Joel Page (Caroline); one daughter-in-law- Kathy Page; one sister-in-law- Eva Shook; grandchildren- Alicia Berry Jenne’ (Brad), Stephen Wren, Laura Wren, Whitney Wren Mosteller (Jarrod), Carol Page Austin (Davie), Marc Page (Crystal), Mitch Page, Joseph Page, Lee Alan Page, Cynthia Fowler, Lori Collum (Brent), Rachel McKinney Ingle (Mike), John McKinney (Sharlene), Neala McKinney Pool (Barry) and Jodi Page; great-grandchildren- Grayson Jenne’, Annelise Jenne’, Luke Austin (Megan), Jake Austin, Leah Austin, Ryder Page, Sawyer Page, Brady Page, Lauren Gober (Greg), Layla Bilstein, Isabella Fowler, Aubrey Ingle, Elijah Ingle, Cade McKinney, Emma McKinney and Nora Page Mosteller and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents-Lee Allen and Mattie Tharp Page; his wife- EstaLee Page; a son- Anthony Page; a grandson- Brandon Berry and three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 4, 2 -5 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

WILMA ASHLEY

RED BAY, AL – Wilma H. “Grammie” Ashley “, 62, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, Al., was a Deli manager at Piggly Wiggly in Red Bay, Al.for 20 years and a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Sunday, June 4, at 3 PM at New Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Matthew Haney and Gerald Collum officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years- Johnny Ashley, 1- Son- Glendon Ashley (Ronda), 5- Grandchildren-Chyenne Ashley, Duane Hughes, Glen Ashley, Tre Ashley, Johnny Ashley II, 1- great grandchild- Chyley Watson, 1-sister- Shirley Lindley.

She was preceded in death by her parents-Raymond and Dora Haney, 3 sisters-Wanda Haney, Sue Kuykendall, Dolly Robinson, 1- Brother- Donnie Haney.

Pallbearers will be Michael Haney, Jonathan Haney, Rodney Kuykendall, Benny Kuykendall, Brady Kuykendall, Robbie Hall.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 3, 6 p.m. – until at New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

ARVIE UPTON

VINA, AL – Arvie E. Upton, 86, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Helen Keller Hospital.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to Hosea and Della Lindley Upton.  He worked at Tiffin Motor Homes and was a member of Old Burleson Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for 15 years.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Walter Bennett and Bro. Billy Nichols officiating.  Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years-Marie Upton of Vina; two sons-Louis Upton (Margie) and Keith Upton, both of Vina; four grandchildren-Thomas Upton, Kevin Upton and Lesa Lambert, all of Vina and Brian Upton of Red Bay and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers-Travis Upton, Percy Upton, Jessie Upton and Hosea C. Upton and three sisters-Vera Lehman, Francis Howard and Bessie Upton.

Pallbearers will be Chris Lambert, Andrew Upton, Alton Barksdale, Mark Bailey, Ron Gomez and Kevin Upton.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 31, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARY CRANFORD

VINA, AL – Mary Cranford, 74, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at her son’s residence in Tishomingo, Ms. She was born in Birmingham, Al. and had worked in the cafeteria at the Red Bay Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church for over forty years.

Services will be Friday, May 26, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Darren Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Ray Cranford (Teresa) Tishomingo, Ms. and Ed Cranford, Vina, Al.; one granddaughter – Jackie Cranford; one brother – Lawrence Onzell “Bug” Taylor, Jr. (Bobbie); two brothers-in-law – Larry Cranford and Tamp Cranford and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Cranford, her parents, Lawrence Onzell Taylor, Sr. and Lorene McCleney Taylor, a sister, Betty Jo Thompson and a brother, James Edward Taylor, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Webb, John McDougal, Mark Holland, Timmy Ozbirn, Nathan Bohannon, Jessie Shotts, Jonathan Shotts, Jason Shotts, Boo Wilson, Sam Wilson, Joel Murphy, Glen Jones and David Franks. Honorary pallbearers will be Hal and Shayla Keeton and employees of Big Star and J.C. Weeks and employees of Redmont Pharmacy.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

TOM MILAM

HERNANDO, MS - Thomas Coleman “Tom” Milam, 60, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at his residence after a long illness. He was born on June 28, 1956 in Jackson, MS and was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church, Hernando MS.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 24, 1 p.m. at Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years - Lynn Petree Milam of Hernando, MS; a step-son, James Gaither, Jr. of Arlington, TN and a daughter - Melissa Milam of Malvern, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Milam of Charleston MS and Georgia Anderson Milam of Hernando, MS.

SHERRY LINNETTE CRUM

RED BAY, AL – Sherry Linnette Crum, 58, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her residence. She was born in New Mexico and worked at Golden Manufacturing. She attended Life Unlimited Church.

There will be no funeral services. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. assisted the family.

She is survived by two sons – Kevin Raymond Crum and Timothy Gary Crum;  three grandchildren – Allyssa Lynn Crum, Olivia Kay Crum and Aubrey Petree; four brothers – Randall Franks, David Franks, Andy Franks and Jimmy Frank and two uncles Weldon Wegener and Doug Wegener.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Larry Franks and Yvonell Wegener.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 25. 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

DONNA McKINNEY

RED BAY, AL – Donna McKinney, 53, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Red Bay, Al. and was a beautician and salon manager for fifteen years. She attended the Church of God.

Services will be Friday, May 19, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Billy Allen and Donald Grimes officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are  her mother – Mary Sue McKinney, Red Bay, Al.; three sisters – Susan Puckett (Gary) Red Bay, Al., Michell Simpson, Hartselle, Al. and Sandy Sartin, Tremont, Ms.; three nieces – Taylor Hendrix, Tessie Simpson and MaKayla Sartin; one nephew – Tarin Puckett and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert J. “Bubbles” McKinney, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. McKinney and Mr. and Mrs. Haston Taylor and a niece, Kasie Sartin.

Pallbearers will be Tarin Puckett, Eric Hendrix, Terry Sartin, Erik Miller, Norris Lewey and Marty Emerson.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 18, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

AGNES ELIZABETH RAPER

RED BAY, AL – Agnes Elizabeth Raper, 92, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Marion County, Al. and had worked as a seamstress. She was a member of Community Center Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al.

Services will be Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m. at Community Center Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Raper and Bro. Rick Murrell officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Donald Raper, Sr. and Sherry Bolton (Larry), all of Golden, Ms. and Carolyn Haithcock (Jerry) Hodges, Al.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and one sister – Maggie Yielding, Adrian, Mi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Raper, five sons, James Robert Raper, Jimmy Raper, Roger Raper, Danny Raper and Dennis Raper, four grandchildren, her parents, Dave and Mattie Green Yielding and four brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Connor Stults, Kevin Raper, Dale Raper, Eric Raper, David Raper and Brock Raper.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 17, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and she will lie in state Thursday, May 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the church.

RONALD ONEAL NICHOLS

GOLDEN, MS – Ronald Oneal Nichols, 61, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, Al. and was a millwright supervisor for ten years.

Services will be Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Johnny Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Gayra Hutcheson Nichols, Golden, Ms.; two children – Audra Borden (Jamie) Iuka, Ms. and Judston Nichols, Belmont, Ms.; two grandchildren – Ryder McCarley and Rylee McCarley; four siblings – Dennis Lee Nichols (Kay) Russellville, Al., Charlotte Herring (Billy) Spruce Pine, Al., Mike Nichols (Sondra) Tharptown, Al. and Terri Aycock (Johnny) Spring Valley, Al. and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley Oneal Nichols and Virginia Dale Nichols.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Hutcheson, Jr., Carl Hutcheson, Alan Hutcheson, Darrel Hutcheson, Max Ray Hutcheson and Jason Cutshall. Honorary pallbearer will be Phil Storment.

Visitation will be Friday, May 12, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

OLLIE MAE EZZELL HOLT

RED BAY, AL – Ollie Mae Ezzell Holt, 87, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, Al. and worked as a purchasing agent for Falcon Industries, Belmont, Ms. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Services will be Friday, May 12, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Scot George officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Jeffrey W. Holt (Terry J.) and Jennifer M. Holt McCurry (Jason), all of Red Bay, Al.; five grandchildren – Jeffrey Dustin Holt, Amberly Elizabeth Holt Cherry (Michael), Courtlyn Gabrielle Holt, Joseph Alan Hisaw (Candace) and Lacy Upton; four great-grandchildren – Lindy Elizabeth Cherry, Sadie Mae Cherry, Addison Cheyenne Hisaw and Gabriella Brook Hisaw and one sister – Sybil Ezzell Chessor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Willis Holt, her parents, James Arthur Ezzell and Zadie McKinney Ezzell, a granddaughter, Amanda Noelle Holt, two sisters, Bernice Ezzell Sykes and Marvalene Ezzell and a brother, Arlis M. “Bill” Ezzell.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Holt, Amberly Holt Cherry, Keith Sykes, Gerald Collum, Gordon George and Michael Cherry. Honorary pallbearer will be Sammy McKinney.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 11, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

EUPAL THORNE

RED BAY, AL – Eupal Lindsey Thorne, 84, died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at NMMC.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Zachary Benjamin “Dutch” Lindsey and Minnie Bell Brazil Lindsey.  She was saved sixty years ago, was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Services will be Tuesday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating.  Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children-Kathy Thorne Ivy of Red Bay and Jerry Wayne Thorne (Beverly) of Vina; three grandchildren-Brad Ivy (Sonya), Heath Thorne (Tiffany) and Amber Rieder (Josh); eight great-grandchildren-Nicole Earnest, Jeremiah Thorne, Joshua Thorne, Elijah Hill, Weston Hill, Tristan Rieder, Eirabelle Rieder and Valen Reider; one great-great grandson-Caseyn Rayburn; brother-in-law-Paul Taylor and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years-J.W. Thorne; son-in-law-David Ivy; brothers and sisters-J.D. Lindsey, Monroe Lindsey, Opal Thorne, Fannie Pruitt and Eula Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Cooper, Glen Vinson, Sonny Martin, Bobby Patterson and Gary Lindsey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Woods, Trent Woods, Austin Holland and Morgan Miller.

Visitation will be Monday, May 8, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LILLIAN KING KENT

RED BAY, AL – Lillian King Kent, 101, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Bethany, Missouri in 1915 and was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Red Bay, Al.

Services will be Thursday, May 4, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Tommy Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.D. Kent, her parents, Samuel E. and Myrtle Linville King, six brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Brooks, Patrick Brooks, Billy Bolton, Dexter Bostick, Bro. David Kelley and Harold Entrekin. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Paden and Bill Nabers.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

MARVALENE LEWEY HARDIN

VINA, AL – Marvalene Lewey Hardin, 79, passed away to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Al. She was born in Franklin County, Al. and was a member of Old Burleson Baptist Church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and an excellent cook.

Services will be Wednesday, May 3, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, Al.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years  - William Archie Hardin, Vina, Al.; two daughters – Cynthia Gober (Larry Creekmore), Red Bay, Al. and Loretta Hovater (Tracy), Tuscumbia, Al.; grandchildren – Adara Cromeans (Kevin), Muscle Shoals, Al. and Lakota Hovater and Brady Hovater, Tuscumbia, Al.; one brother – Villious Lewey and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Annie Lewey, a brother, Jerry Lewey and two sisters, Ernestine Gandy and Shirley Scott.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Cromeans, Tim Fowler, T.J. Fowler, Steven Scott, Mike Mitchell, Darrin Lewey and Thomas Upton.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Helen Keller Hospital; Fourth Floor, Keller Hospice and Dr. Aaron Karr.

JULIA "DEAN" O’NEAL

RED BAY, AL – Julia “Dean” O’Neal, 81, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Tishomingo County, Ms. and was retired from Gates Corporation, Red Bay, Al.

Services will be Wednesday, May 3, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Deborah Hicks, Madison, Al. and Dewayne O’Neal, Russellville, Al; two step-children - Carnne Frazier, Lakeland, Fl. and Robin O’Neal (Sunnie) Bowling Green, Fl.; grandson – Matthew Young (Kelly) and daughter, Kathleen and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters – Billy Ginn, Cherokee, Al., Shirley Ginn Thorn, Tishomingo, Ms., Doyle Ginn, Red Bay, Al. and Joan Ginn Mize, Juneau, Alaska and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas “Tom” O’Neal, Sr., a son, William Thomas O’Neal, Jr. and a sister, Elaine Ginn Murphy.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

JAMES ONEAL CHILDERS

HODGES, AL – James Oneal “Neal” Childers, 90, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at ECM Hospital, Florence, Al. He was born in Franklin County, Al. and had worked as a material handler at NTN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a MP. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church and served as deacon for fifty-five years.

Services will be Tuesday, May 2, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Clint Holcombe and Mark Swindle officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are five children – H.C. Childers (Shirley) Fulton, Ms., James Acey Childers (Sandy) Hamilton, Al., Gary Childers (Renee) Tuscumbia, Al. and Glenn Childers (Sonya Brooks) and Tammy Scott (Tim) all of Hodges, Al.; nine grandchildren – Chayne Childers (Misty), Tracey Childers, Brad Childers (Rhonda Loveless), Chris Childers (Jessica), Adrian Childers, Crystal Kulungian (Tim), Nick Childers (Savannah), Laura Hopson (Kyle) and Colton Scott; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister – Mabel Warner of Florida; one brother – Gwen Childers, Old Hickory, Tn. and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Hardin Childers, a great-granddaughter, Lilly Belle Kulungian, seven brothers and sisters and daughter-in-law, Sarah Childers.

Pallbearers will be Chayne Childers, Colton Scott, Tim Scott, Brad Childers, Chris Childers and Nichalos Childers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Hopson and Dennis Sell.

Visitation will be Monday, May 1, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

JERRY M. TUCKER

VINA, AL – Jerry M. Tucker, 74, died Tuesday, April 18, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Cullman, Al. and worked in logging for forty years.

Services will be Friday, April 21, 1 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Clint Holcombe and Bro. Cody Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Imogene Tucker, Red Bay, Al.; five children – Michael Tucker (Donna), Joseph Tucker (Bridget) and Phillip Tucker, all of Vina, Al., Phyllis Haithcock (Larry) Red Bay, Al. and Jason Tucker (Alexia) Dennis, Ms.; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers – Wayne Tucker and Carl Tucker and four sisters, Brenda, June, Sandra and Kathy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Tucker and Juanita Hall Tucker, a daughter, Donna Jean Tucker, a grandson, Justin Tucker and siblings, Thomas, Linda and Randy.

Pallbearers will be Michael Tucker, Joseph Tucker, Phillip Tucker, Larry Haithcock, Hunter Haithcock and Curtis Morrow.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 20, 6-9 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

MURLEY H. MAYHALL

GOLDEN, MS – Murley H. Mayhall, 87, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 5, 1929 in Franklin County, Al. and was a factory worker for fifty years. She loved church and gospel music and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Services will be Friday, March 31, 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Golden, Ms. with Bro. Rex Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son – Elvie Mayhall (Peggy), two daughters – Linda Ewing and Martha Chesnutt; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers-in-law – Charles Mayhall (Catherine), Elvis Mayhall (Dorothy) and Vuin Beam.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray “Pete” Mayhall, her parents, James Andrew Hammock and Bertha Jane Barton Hammock, one great-grandson, five brothers, five sisters and two sons-in-law.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Cleveland, Roy Cleveland, Keith Mayhall, Johnny Beam, Robert Beam and Ed Hammock.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Antioch Baptist Church and continue until service time on Friday.

TRILLES L. PETREE

TREMONT, MS – Trilles L. Petree, 82, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, Al. and worked at Sunshine Mills for thirty-five years. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Services will be Thursday, March 30, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Terry Paul Graham, Bro. Arthur Hardin and Rev. Dr. Don Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Tremont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of sixty-three years – Willodene Petree, Tremont, Ms.; four children – Ann Robinson (Charles) Mooreville, Ms., Sue Norris (Ronnie) White Pine, Tn., Sandra Dill (Danny) and Mike Petree (Candace) all of Tremont, Ms.; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters – Homer Petree (Ida), Shirley Massey (Howard), Ruby Greene and Hollis Petree (Pat).

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Petree, his parents, Orb Petree and Alta Holcomb Petree, a granddaughter, Anita Robinson and a brother-in-law, Blaine Greene.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

RICHARD THOMAS 'RICK" MOODY

GOLDEN, MS – Richard Thomas “Rick” Moody, 53, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Saltillo, Ms. He was born in Toledo, Ohio and was a carpenter, craftsman and artist. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be Sunday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Rick Bradley officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden,  Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are six children – Bradley Moody (Shellie), Laura Moody, Leah Moody, Lindsey Moody, Kara Moody and Chad Moody; two grandchildren – Katie and Benjamin; four sisters – Marilyn Averkamp (Lonnie), Carol Moody, Melissa Clements (John) and Mary Rockwell (Chris); two brothers – Robert Moody (Etta Rae) and Ralph Moody (Liz); his companion – Carol Guernsey and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger Carl Moody and Martha Collier Moody.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

BILLY JOE PHARR

VINA, AL – Billy Joe Pharr, 73, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Marion County, Al. and worked in trucking.

Graveside services will be Friday, March 17, 3:30 p.m. at Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, Al. with Jason Pharr and Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of fifty-three years – Carolyn Pharr, Vina, Al.; three children – JoAnn Morrow (Byron) Hodges, Al., Jenny Emmons, Gulf Shores, Al. and Scotty Pharr, Vina, Al.; eight grandchildren – April Morrow, Alex Hester, Jonathan Pharr, Chase Pharr, Aaron Hester, Kelly Morrow, Draven Summers and Mollie Emmons; seven great-grandchildren – Addison Williford, Lydia Pharr, Kamryn Hudson, Emery Pharr, Cutler Pharr, Harleigh Means and Charlotte Hester; two brothers – Alvin Pharr, Atwood, Al. and Justin Pharr, Hamilton, Al. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe W. Pharr and Clementine Scott Pharr, four sisters, Delia Emerson, Bonnie Davis, Linda McCarley and Wilbie Turbyfill and one brother, Milford Pharr.

WANDA HAMM

RED BAY, AL – Wanda Grissom Hamm, 75, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Heyburn and Jewell Williams Grissom.  She worked as a secretary and was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be Tuesday, March 14, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband-Tilmon Hamm of Red Bay; two children-Lisa M. Jackson (Mike) and Bill Morrow (Jamie) all of Red Bay; two step-children-Cindy Prestage of Florence, AL and Marsha Bloom of West Bend, WI; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister-Nedra Daws of Atlanta, GA and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters-Doris Jean Grissom and Sue Harris.

Pallbearers will be Brodie Morrow, Logan Morrow, Wayne Grissom, Gary Williams and Carter Dethrage.

Visitation will be Monday, March 13, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JOSEPH ALAN McCALPIN

RED BAY, AL – Joseph Alan McCalpin, 52, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at ECM Hospital in Florence, Al. He was born in Iuka, Ms. and worked at Tiffin Motor Homes for thirty-four years.

There will be no funeral service. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. assisted the family.

Survivors are his wife – Patricia McCalpin, Red Bay, Al.; one son – Joshua McCalpin (Raleigh), Red Bay, Al.; his father – Bobby Joe McCalpin (Nancy) Red Bay, Al.; one sister – Vanessa McCalpin, Red Bay, Al.; three brothers – Perry McCalpin (Judy) Jackson, Tn., William Christopher McCalpin, Sr. and Darryl McCalpin, both of Red Bay, Al. and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Gahagan McCalpin, grandmother, Lucille Gahagan, nephew, William Christopher McCalpin, Jr. and father-in-law, Elbert Lee Patterson.

REBECCA RAPER ORRICK

RED BAY, AL – Rebecca Raper Orrick, 67, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Belmont, Ms. and was a factory worker and homemaker. She was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church where she helped with many functions of the church.

Services will be Friday, March 10, 2 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Wood officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Philip Orrick, Red Bay, Al.; two sons – Brent Raper (Penny) Belmont, Ms. and Barry Raper (Amanda) Ashland City, Tn.; twelve grandchildren – Haley, Alyson, Hannah, Tre, Emma, Caroline, Elijah, Tracy, Rodney, Erica, Randy and Zack; three sisters – Carolyn Gober (Felton) Muscle Shoals, Al., Nancy Edwards, Dorsey, Ms. and Jean Wood, Gadsden, Al. and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Raper, a daughter, Mechelle Ann Raper, her parents, Orville and Ruth Wood and a brother, Paul Wood.

Pallbearers will be Steve Bostick, Jimmy Tate, Jimmy Harris, Wade Barksdale, Mike Jones and Robert Newell.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 9, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and she will lie in state Friday, March 10, 12-2 p.m. at the church.

ALEX HALL

VINA, AL – Alexander L. “Alex” Hall, 27, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Alabama, was an equipment operator for sixteen years and was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be Thursday, March 9, 11 a.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Daniel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his mother – Dena Dempsey (Chuck) Hamilton, Al.; his father – Mark Hall, Ashland City, Tn.; one sister – Savannah Hall, Tuscumbia, Al.; a step-sister – Shelby Dempsey Pope (Daemon) Hamilton, Al.; one nephew – Caeson Pope and his grandparents – James and Bonnie Strickland, Halltown, Al.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Drew and Betty Hall.

Pallbearers will be Josh Wigginton, Josh Curtis, Brock Raper, Mike Ingle, Trent Strickland and Greg Scott.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8, 6-9 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family of Brayen Blackburn.

NETTIE ARMSTRONG

ZION, IL – Nettie Armstrong, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born January 24, 1922 in Red Bay, Al. and moved to Zion, Il. in 1950. She was a longtime member of Zion Revival Center of Zion where she also taught Sunday School. Nettie retired in 1984 after thirty-two years at Abbott. She enjoyed traveling with the Zion Senior Citizens under Chuck Paxton’s leadership. Nettie also enjoyed sewing, gardening and was an excellent cook.

Services will be Friday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons – James Armstrong (Caroline) Winthrop Harbor, Il. and Larry Armstrong (Robin) Tuscumbia, Al.; five grandchildren – Rev. Brad Williams (Barb), Lisa Shaw (Steve), Jim Armstrong (Christina), Jacob Armstrong (Catherine) and Carrie Baez (Brandon); twelve great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother-James Strickland (Bonnie) Red Bay, Al.; one sister – Hettie Lee Pendegraph, Red Bay, Al. and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Armstrong in 1982, her parents, Bose and Molsey Strickland and nine brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Friday, March 10, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

CYNTHIA DARLENE TORRENCE

GOLDEN, MS – Cynthia Darlene Torrence, 52, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Itawamba County, Ms. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Services will be Tuesday, March 7, 11 a.m. at Walker Baptist Church, Golden, Ms. with Bro. Andy Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband of twenty-eight years – J.C. Torrence, Golden, Ms.; one daughter – Mallory Wooten (Zac) Golden, Ms.; two sons – Dustin Osbirn (Amanda) Dennis, Ms. and Michael Osbirn, Fulton, Ms.; four grandchildren – Dakota Osbirn, Emma Osbirn, Eli Osbirn and Walker Wooten; one sister – Sherry Johnson (Albert); step-mother – Barbara Chilcoat; aunt – Brenda Brown (Lanny) and uncle – Reggie Waddle (Barbara).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis Lynn Chilcoat and Carolyn Waddle Chilcoat and a brother, Terry Chilcoat.

Pallbearers will be Zac Wooten, Lanny Brown, Albert Johnson, Austin Johnson and Darrell Mitchell.

Visitation will be Monday, March 6, 6-9 p.m. at Walker Baptist Church.

BRENDA THARP

GOLDEN, MS – Brenda Gay Tharp, 66, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Shearer Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona, MS.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Hubert and Berniece Hubbard Tharp.  Brenda loved to spend time with her family and friends, particulary the children as they grew up.  She had a beautiful singing voice and music filled her heart with joy.  She was an avid collector of many things.  Her loving presence will always be missed. She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Services will be Tuesday, March 7, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Eulon Pruitt and Bro. David Webb officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her sister-Sharon Pounders (Dexter) of Golden; niece-Anna Goldsby (Aaron) of Maryland; nephew-Brian Pounders of Golden; two great-nephews-Nikolas Brian Pounders and Brenley Goldsby; and one great-niece-Amberlee Goldsby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister-Judy Cole and her guardians-Arlie and Sophie Weatherford.

Pallbearers will be Brian Pounders, Aaron Goldsby, Ed Hammock, John Hammock, Chris Hubbard and Johnny Beam.

Visitation will be Monday, March 6, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

KENNETH DALE DYKES

GOLDEN, MS – Kenneth Dale Dykes, 56, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, Ms. He was born in Waukegan, Il. and was a truck driver for fifteen years.

Services will be Sunday, March 5, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Walter Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his mother – Lovie Dykes, Red Bay, Al.; two sons – Anthony Dykes, Dennis, Ms. and Christopher Dykes, Murfreesboro, Tn.; two grandchildren – Brianna and Jasmine Dykes; seven siblings – Terry Dykes (Dena) New Albany, Ms., Marvin Dykes (Kathy) Roy, Wa., Carlton Dykes, Red Bay, Al., Sandra Vick (Ricky) Vina, Al., Brenda Snook (Rusty) Hamilton, Al., David Dykes (Angela), Florence, Al. and Cinda McCarley (Joey), Hodges, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 4, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

LOIS MILES PACE

RED BAY, AL – Lois Miles Pace, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Walker Baptist Medical Center, Jasper, Al. She was born February 20, 1933 in Lynn, Al. to John P. Miles and Margaret Emma Tittle Miles. She married Bill Pace and he preceded her in death in June of 1997. Lois worked for many years at United Technologies, both in Converse and Huntington, In. She retired from there in 1995 and moved to Red Bay, Al. She was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking and especially loved the holidays and spending time with family.

Services will be Friday, March 3, 1:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her twin brother, Lloyd Miles and his wife, Christine, of Jasper, Al.; three grandchildren – Heather Becker (Nick) and Suzi Russell (Wayne), all of Osceola, In. and Eric Bryant of Alabama; great-grandchildren – Rilee and Carson Taege, Jake Becker and Briar and Ellie Russell and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Billy W. Pace and a daughter, Linda Prill.

Visitation will be Friday, March 3, 12-1:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

GLINDA E. STRICKLAND

RED BAY, AL – Glinda E. Strickland, 67, died Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Gary, Indiana and was owner of a parts store for thirty-five years. She was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Steve Lindsay and Bro. David Corum officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her children – Sandy Strickland Collins (Michael) and Rodney Strickland (Tasha) all of Red Bay, Al., Brad and Tina Williams, Nashville, Tn. and Jonathan Humphres, Red Bay, Al.; grandchildren – Karli McCoy, Ethan McCoy, Cobey Collins, Blake-Lee Dexter, Brock Dexter, Raylin Strickland, Kristen Williams, Kullen Williams and Justin Humphres; seven sisters – Lonette Smith, Pat Lovall, Debbie Pfeiffer, Janice Humphres, Janey Dill, Lynn Sharp and Donna Evetts; one brother – Bill Petree;  brothers and sisters-in-law – Don Strickland (Sherry), James Fennell (Kay) and Clara Hester (Kelly) and a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Strickland, parents, James Evetts and Jean Evetts and mother, Lorene McCoy Petree.

Pallbearers will be Brad Williams, James Evetts, Chris Blackburn, Jacob Pfeiffer, Josh Pfeiffer, Donavan Ziels, Jeff Strickland, Greg Strickland, Wesley Bohannon, Jonathan Humphres, Brandon Brazil, Ethan McCoy, Brock Dexter, Cobey Collins, Eli Crandall, Jordan Ziels and Dexter Evetts.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

OTIS "WOODY" WOODS

TUSCUMBIA, AL – Otis “Woody” Woods, 86, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Shoals Hospital, Muscle Shoals, Al. He was born in Alabama and was a truck driver for forty-five years. He was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be Tuesday, February 28, at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his siblings – Neda Cole, Maryville, Tn., George Wood, Hurst, Tx. and Bill Woods (Patti) Roseburg, Or.; a host of nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law – Travis Long and Raymond Long and one sister-in-law – Diane Long.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki Woods.

Pallbearers will be Phil McGee, Frank Marston, Wyatt Kerr, John Corum and Jimmy Winstead.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

DAVID LANDIS MOBLEY

GOLDEN, MS - David Landis Mobley, 82, of Fairview, MS passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 with his family holding him as he left for his greatest family reunion. David was born August 3, 1934 in Birmingham, AL to Elizabeth Moomaw.  He graduated from Vina High School where he was a star athlete.  On June 29, 1956 David married the former Hettie Joy King of Bexar, AL.  He was an inductee to the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and an avid supporter of the Alabama Crimson Tide and any athletic event in which his children or grandchildren were participants. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

David retired from Mueller Brass in Fulton, MS after thirty-five years. Though David worked a factory job to support his family, his real work and passion was in loving his wife and building the character of their children on the cattle farm that he loved so much.  He was big and strong and known to waste few words, but his daily example of how to be a man of honor spoke volumes. He and Hettie raised their children in faith, teaching them the value of family, hard work, honesty and kindness.  These values can be witnessed in his survivors - his loving sweetheart of sixty years – Hettie Mobley, Golden, MS; their two sons and two daughters, William Keith Mobley of Waukegan, IL, Ronald Mobley and his wife Nancy of Fairview, MS, Joyce Ann Booth and her husband Jerry of Tremont, MS,  Laura Joy Orr and her husband Butch of Fairview, MS, fifteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers – Bob Moomaw (Teresa) and Bill Moomaw (Mina); a host of nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Bama.

David was preceded in death by two grandchildren, William Keith Mobley II and Justin Mobley.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Kerry Peden and Bro. Bob O’Neal officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 25, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. Burial will be in Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Keith Mobley, Ronnie Mobley, Jerry Booth, Butch Orr, Ethan Orr and Houston Orr.

DORIS FAYE ROGERS

RED BAY, AL – Doris Faye Rogers, 78, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her son’s residence in Belgreen, Al. She was born in Red Bay, Al. and was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be Thursday, February 23, 11 a.m. at Caryton Cemetery, Cherokee, Al. with Bro. Chris Higginbottom officiating. Burial will be in Caryton Cemetery, Cherokee, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Lisa Williams (Michael) Muscle Shoals, Al., Kenneth Williams (Lisa) Belgreen, Al. and Renea Pendegraph (Brent Bolding) Red Bay, Al.; nine grandchildren – Ryan Lancaster (Ashley), Keisha Adams (Chad), Greta Williams (Matt Lock), Tyler Williams, Koty Williams, Kacie Baker, Kayla Williams, Kelsey Williams and Jon Reiss Pendegraph; five great-grandchildren – Destinee Lancaster, Lee Lancaster, Violet Lancaster, Kade Williams and Austin Adams and one brother – Thomas Rogers (Faye Need).

She was preceded in death by her mate, Hoover Williams.

Pallbearers will be Michael Williams, Tyler Williams, Brent Bolding, Chad Adams, Doyle Pendegraph and Levi Winstead.

MINNIE LORENE HARDEN

GOLDEN, MS – Minnie Lorene Harden, 59, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Red Bay, Al. and was a factory worker for more than twenty years.

Memorial services will be Saturday, February 25, at Salem Baptist Church, Fairview, Ms. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Fairview, Ms.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. assisted the family.

Survivors are her husband – Jeff Harden, Red Bay, Al.; mother – Lucille Dreher, Fairview, Ms.; two children – Steven Bradley Pharr, Fairview, Ms. and Tiffany Creekmore, Red Bay, Al.; two grandchildren – Braden Creekmore and Devin Creekmore; one brother – Jimmy Allison, Fairview, Ms.; one sister – Maxine Smith, Fulton, Ms. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Monroe Allison; two brothers, James Allison and Johnny Allison and three sisters, Irene Williams, Opelene Bolton and Cynthia Allison.

HAZEL MARIE McALISTER

TISHOMINGO, MS – Hazel Marie McAlister, 93, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Tishomingo Living Center in Iuka, MS. She was born in Tishomingo County, MS to George Washington and Maudie Mae Johnson Gattis.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 20, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Scott Webster and Bro. Roger Wood officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Tishomingo, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two children-Allen Dunkin (Diane) of Radcliff, KY and Judy Malone of Florence, AL; five grandchildren-Timothy Malone (Donna), Anthony Malone (Vicki), Stephanie DiTommaso (Nicholas), Cody Dunkin and Kelsey Dunkin; seven great-grandchildren-T.J. Malone (Lanae), Erika Beth Malone, Austin Blake Malone, Kayla Harris, Taylor DiTommaso, Christian DiTommaso and Brooke DiTommaso; one brother-Raymond Gattis of Tishomingo; and two sisters-Edna Ruth Hamby of Iuka and Mildred Gasaway of Golden.

She was preceded in death by her son-James Wayne Dunkin and two husbands-James William Dunkin and Andrew McAlister.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Malone, Anthony Malone, Larry Durham, Cody Dunkin, Gary Bostick and Kenny Ray Gattis.  Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmy Poole.

Visitation will be Monday, February 20, 10-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

PATRICIA SHEWBART

VINA, AL – Patricia Ann Vinson Shewbart, 81, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at ECM Hospital, Florence, Al. She was born November 22, 1935 in Franklin County to Homer A. “Buck” and Meadie Vinson. She was raised in the Halltown community until her marriage to James Carl Shewbart, Sr. on March 28, 1952.

She attended Red Bay High School and graduated from University of Montevallo and Florence State College. She attended the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Auburn University. She taught school for thirty-one years at Speake and Lawrence Co. Tech. She was an avid Auburn fan. She loved camping, people and talking and never met a stranger. She loved raising cattle on the farm and growing flowers and vegetables in her garden. She was multi-talented, playing piano by ear, singing, sewing, cooking and most any of the work on the farm. She spent many hours teaching during the regular school day and at night to help adults learn to cook and sew. She was a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, February 18, at 3 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, Al. with Bro. Danny Stanford officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years – James Carl Shewbart, Sr., Vina, Al.; two sons – James Carl Shewbart, Jr., Vina, Al. and Mike Shewbart, Red Bay, Al.; one daughter – Cynthia Lynn Bolton (Robbie) Russellville, Al.; grandchildren – Bart Bolton (Melissa) Russellville, Al., Hannah Parker (Jamison) Nettleton, Ms., Rachel Shewbart, Hamilton, Al., Casey Bolton, Russellville, Al., Jesse Shewbart, Cullman, Al., Jacas Shewbart, Cullman, Al., Brooke Shewbart, Red Bay, Al. and Lane Shewbart, Red Bay, Al.; great-grandchildren – Hunter Harbin, Zavier Bolton, Sawyer Bolton and Emmalyn Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Eloise Bolding, Oniece Hughes, Royce Vinson, Elmer Vinson and Homer Vinson.

Pallbearers will be Bart Bolton, Casey Bolton, Lane Shewbart, Jamison Parker, Jacas Shewbart and Glen Vinson.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 18, 1-3 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Burnout Missionary Baptist Church or an organization of your choice.

The family would like to thank Amedisys, ECM Hospital staff, Dr. Soto, Dr. Webb, Dr. Morris, Dr. Mendez, Dr. Lango, Dr. Matthews, Dr. Paul, Dr. Boorgu and Dr. McAnalley.

JEAN SWINDLE

SOUTHAVEN, MS – Floyce Jean Carnes Swindle, 82, formerly of Red Bay, Al. took her first steps to heaven on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was retired as a salesperson with Sears after thirty-two years.

Graveside services will be Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Mitch Nethery, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Red Bay officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – James Doyle Swindle; a son – Thomas Swindle (Linda); a daughter – Melissa Daniels (Ricky); a granddaughter – Katherine Fesmire (Eric); a grandson – Adam Kowing (Jessie); a sister – Lurlene Burmster, Lafayette, La.; several nieces and nephews and a large extended family and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 19, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

DEMPLE KENT PADEN

RED BAY, AL – Demple Kent Paden, 92, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Mississippi and was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. with Bro. Nathan Hodum officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband of seventy-four years – Earl Paden, Red Bay, Al.; daughter – Joan Ray (Joe) Skiatook, Ok.; four grandchildren – Bryan Ray, Shane Ray, Monica Ray Grein and Jeff Middleton; twelve great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and one sister – Lavelle Thornburg, Amory, Ms.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Paden, her parents, Jim Kent and Edar Roberts Kent and brothers and sisters, Avoe Pounders, Delmer Kent, Vernelle Long, Nettie Roberts and Carrie Farris.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Paden, Joe Ray, Jeffery Middleton, Bryan Ray, Charles Paden, Tristan Middleton and Blaize Middleton.

KENNETH WAYNE SHAW, JR.

RED BAY, AL – Kenneth Wayne Shaw, Jr. died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, Ms. He was born in Red Bay, Al. and was a carpenter. He attended Calvary Family Worship Center, Golden, Ms.

A Going Away Celebration will be Friday, February 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Family Worship Center with Bro. Bobby Clark officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Jennifer Shaw, Red Bay, Al.; children – Katina Shaw, Brackston Shaw and Nathaniel Shaw; his parents – Kenneth Wayne Shaw, Sr. and JoAnn Shaw; four sisters – Rachel Bridges, Elizabeth Mitchell, Angela Kostelansky and Brittney Abarca and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Pallbearers will be Benny Bridges, Daniel Mitchell, A.J. Deaton, Cain Abarca, Eli Mitchell and Andy Deaton.

Visitation will be Friday, February 10, 9-11:30 a.m. at Calvary Family Worship Center.

BRADLEY WILEMON

RED BAY, AL – Bradley Shane Wilemon, 17, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at the North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. He was born in Sheffield, Al. and was a junior at Red Bay High School. He worked at Fourth St. Grill in Red Bay for a year and was a member of Church of God.

Services will be Friday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Gene Cooley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his parents – Michael and Cheryl Wilemon, Red Bay, Al.; one brother– Cody Wilemon, Red Bay, Al.; one sister – Chastity Lamar (Sam) Athens, Al.; grandparents  - Earl Ray and Stella Humbers and Betty Irene Wilemon, all of Red Bay, Al.; one aunt – Shauna Humbers (David) Red Bay, Al. and a host of uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 9, beginning at 6 p.m. until service time on Friday, February 10, at Cornerstone Church of God.

JEAN MORROW BERRY

OAK RIDGE, TN – Emma Jean Berry, 92, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tn. Jean was born March 4, 1924 in Franklin County, Al., the daughter of Wilson and Willie Blackburn Morrow. She retired from Proffitts Department Store where she worked as a sales associate for many years. She was a long-time member of Robertsville Baptist Church. She enjoyed life and was always willing to experience new things.

Graveside services will be Thursday, February 9, at 11 a.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. with Rev. Matthew Fancher officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of seventy-two years, John M. Berry; one daughter – Margaret Carol Horton and husband, Edward Horton of San Diego, Ca.; two sisters– Margie Hollis of San Francisco, Ca. and Anita Jo Davis of Sackett Harbor, NY and one grandson, John Marshall Horton, a student at UCLA Medical School in Los Angeles, Ca.

Pallbearers will be John Horton, Michael Morrow, Johnny Berry, Charles Berry, Jimmy Berry and Jamie Berry.

The family asks that any memorials in Jean’s name be made to Alzheimer’s TN.

DONNA MARIE MITCHELL

RUSSELLVILLE, AL -  Donna Marie Mitchell, 48, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Loretto, Tn. She was born in Zion, Il. and was a factory worker in automotive lighting.

Services will be Thursday, February 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. A.G. Stepp officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three daughters – Vanessa Rantanen, Minor Hill, Tn., Adriana Goggans and Dara Goggans, both of Russellville, Al.; three grandchildren – Izaen Rantanen, Zeven Rantanen and Ava Rantanen; three sisters – Brenda Gunter (Phil) Tupelo, Ms., Saretha Watts (Stuart Bowler)  and Jeri Reasor (Bruce Chesney), all of Zion, Il. ; one brother – Anthony Mitchell, Loretto, Tn.; several nieces, a host of great-nieces and great-nephews and husband – Brandon Goggans, Hamilton, Al.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius Wayne Mitchell and Betty Jean Smith Mitchell.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Goggans, Anthony Mitchell, Eric Herston, Ricardo Estrada, Eric Farris and Bruce Chesney. Honorary pallbearers will be Zae Rantanen, Zeven Rantanen, Neal Gilliam and Logan Swanson.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 9, 1-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

FRANCES BOSTICK JACKSON

RED BAY, AL – Frances Bostick Jackson, 96, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Courtyards Community Living Center in Fulton, Ms. She was born March 25, 1920 in Red Bay, Al. She was a homemaker who was active in church and enjoyed cooking, gardening and quilting. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Red Bay, Al.

Services will be Friday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Neville Vanderburg and Chaplain Josh Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter – Gloria Whitehead (Donnie) of Albuquerque, NM; one son – Gerald Jackson (Rosemary) of Red Bay, Al.; four grandchildren – Meg Deaton (Eddie), Russ Jackson (Sonya), Matt Jackson and Rhett Jackson (Hannah), all of Red Bay, Al.; three great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Jackson; an infant daughter, Brenda Jackson; her parents, Vester and Virgie Bostick; two sisters, Eddie Cooper and Martha Mason and two brothers, George Tiffin Bostick and Wesley Bostick.

Pallbearers will be Russ Jackson, Matt Jackson, Rhett Jackson, Kyser Jackson, Coby Jackson and Joe Credille.

Visitation will be Friday, February 3, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Red Bay, Al. 35582.

GARY REBON TATE

RED BAY, AL – Gary Rebon Tate, 59, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Red Bay, Al. to Rebon O. Tate and Inez Garrett Tate and worked at Sunshine Mills.

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Jacob Tate; one brother - Jimmy Tate (Sue), Red Bay, Al.; two sisters – Sylvia Carpenter, Vina, Al. and Barbara Jackson, Brilliant, Al., several nieces and nephews and special friend, Kathy Cain, Red Bay, Al.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Anthony Tate and a brother, Bobby Tate.

Pallbearers will be James Carpenter, Jay Tate, Rick Poore, Ken Elrod, Greg Lindley and Bradley Duckworth. Honorary pallbearer will be Phillip Jackson.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

SHIRLEY LEWEY SCOTT

VINA, AL – Shirley Lewey Scott, 73, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Al. She was born May 14, 1943 in Alabama and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star.

Services will be Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Joseph Scott officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sons – Steven Scott (Regina) and Phillip Scott, all of Vina, Al.; three grandchildren – Kelly McKenzie Bartkoski, Allison Scott and Lacey Beth Scott; two great-grandsons – Barrett Bartkoski, Jaxson Ridgeway; one brother – Villious Lewey (Sheila) Russellville, Al.; one sister – Marvalene Hardin (Archie) Vina, Al. and a brother-in-law – Ralph Gandy, Russellville, Al.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.F.Scott, her parents, George Lewey and Annie Strickland Lewey, one brother, Jerry Lewey and one sister, Earnestine Gandy.

Pallbearers will be Jared Mitchell, Caleb Mitchell, Brady Hovater, Hunter Lewey, Jackson Scott and Jay Stutchman. Honorary pallbearer will be Travis Betterton.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 15, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

DAVID ALBERT GRAY

SHEFFIELD, AL – David Albert Gray, 57, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Ypsilanti, Mi. and was formerly a resident of Golden, Ms. He was a musician, an electrician and a member of Golden Central Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, January 14, at 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Rev. Kevin Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his mother – Martha Paulyne Gray, Florence, Al.; six children – Emily Horning, Kimberly Miller, Tyler Gray, Taylor Gray, Lacey Gray and David Gray; two sisters  - Martha Emmons and Janie Wallace (Bryan); one brother – Robert Gray (Rachel); grandchildren; nieces and a host of other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Albert Gray and a sister, Alana Gray.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 14, 10-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

WAYNE GARRISON

RED BAY, AL – Clifford Duane “Wayne” Garrison, 57, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Iuka Hospital.  He was born in Red Bay to Billy and Lavell Bolton Garrison.  He worked in the furniture industry.

Services will be Monday, January 9, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his daughter-Saberina Ayers (Joseph) of Iuka; one grandson-Chanler Ayers of Iuka; two sisters-Virginia Chumney (Hughie) and Michelle Lindsey (Michael); one sister-in-law-Lisa Garrison; host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-Danny Garrison.

Pallbearers will be Barry Ayers, William Bowling, Jesse Walters, Brett Carson and Matt McKee.

Visitation will be Monday, January 9, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JEWEL EMERSON

VINA, AL – Jewel Emerson, 89, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Marion County, Al. and had worked as a seamstress at Lance Garment. She was a member of Pearly Gates Church of God.

Services will be Friday, January 6, at 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Edwin Pharr and Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Wayne Emerson (Della) Vina, Al.; two grandchildren – Leshia Henry (Joe) Nashville, Tn. and Tim Burks (Leigh) Vina, Al.; four great-grandchildren – Autumn Hickman, Summer Hickman, Cameron Burks and Anna Kate Burks; one sister – Louise Horton Shotts; three nephews – Gary Horton, Jeff Martin and Scotty Martin; son-in-law – Noble Burks and sister-in-law – Mary Killingsworth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Emerson, a daughter, Judy Burks, her parents, Addie and Ruble Martin and a brother, Kenneth Martin.

Pallbearers will be Darell Humphries, Robert Moomaw, Jeff Martin, Scotty Martin, Daniel Tanner and Jay Humphries.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

BETTY W. COLLIER

RED BAY, AL – Betty W. Collier, 65, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Russellville, Al. and was a homemaker.

Services will be Saturday, January 7, at 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Adam Pharr officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband of fifty years – Rudy Collier, Red Bay, Al.; one daughter – Jenny Irvin (Johnny Mayhall) Red Bay, Al.; three grandchildren – Rebecca Duke (Justin), Pamela Irvin and Trenity Mayhall; six great-grandchildren; two sisters – Charlene Seal, Bear Creek, Al. and Gwen Williams, Golden, Ms. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Whitlock and Mary Vernon Suddith Whitlock, a daughter, Amanda Collier and seven brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Justin Duke, Austin Milam, Freddie Saint, Chris Barksdale, Sandy Seal and Stanley Seal.

Visitation will be Friday, January 6, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

DANNY LEE GARRISON

RED BAY, AL – Danny Lee Garrison, 54, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Red Bay, Al. and had worked at Tiffin Motor Homes for twenty-six years. He attended Friendship Baptist Church.

Services will be Friday, January 6, at 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of thirty-three years – Lisa Garrison; two daughters – Mallory Garrison Smith and husband, Chasley Smith and Paige Garrison; one brother – Duane Garrison; two sisters – Virginia Chumney and husband, Hughie Chumney and Michelle Lindsey and husband, Michael Lindsey; his father and mother-in-law – Mack and Evelyn Williams and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Lavell Garrison.

Pallbearers will be Woody Edwards, Robert Beam, Barry Page and Mark Horn.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

BETTY C. TAYLOR

GOLDEN, MS – Betty C. Taylor, 63, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at the North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Alabama and had worked at Belmont Homes for fifteen years.

There will be no funeral services. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. assisted the family.

Survivors are her husband – Leonard Taylor, Golden, Ms.; two daughters – Amber Melton (Jason) Sheffield, Al. and April Roach (Timothy) Cherokee, Al.; six grandchildren – Will Calhoun, Blaine Melton, Brannon Melton, Jessica Cosbie, Bailey Roach and Tiffany Roach and one brother – Michael Morgan of Kansas.

 

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