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CHRISTOPHER McCALPIN II

RED BAY, AL. – William Christopher McCalpin II, 21, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the North Ms. Medical Center. He was born May 17, 1992 in Alabama and was a sawmill worker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at New Hope Baptist Church, Hamilton, Al. with Bro. Mark Collier officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Hamilton, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his parents – William Christopher McCalpin, Sr. and Gwena Faye Green McCalpin, Red Bay, Al.; one sister – Amber Marie McCalpin, Red Bay, Al.; his grandfathers – Bobby Joe McCalpin, Red Bay, Al. and Cecil Green of Texas; step—grandmother – Mae Green of Texas and grandmother – Wilby Jean Smith, Belmont, Ms.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Lou McCalpin.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and he will lie in state 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at New Hope Baptist Church. 


RAY DEAN CAYSON

VINA, AL. – Ray Dean Cayson, 72, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at his residence. He was born July 2, 1941 in Marion County, Al. and was a factory worker for more than 20 years.

Services will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Shottsville Methodist Church with Bro. Tim Meherg and Bro. David Elrod officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are  his companion and caregiver of 28 years – Bonnie Garrison, Shottsville, Al.; two children – Dennis Cayson (Tina) Red Bay, Al. and Beth Johnson (Derek) Fulton, Ms.; four grandchildren – Bridget Reich, Nathan Reich, Allison Johnson and Dixie Johnson and one great-grandchild  - Jordan Reich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Cayson and Annie Lou Stone Cayson, a daughter, Lisa Reich and a brother, Dewel Cayson.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Cayson, Jerry Sheffield, Stanley Scott, Mike Smith, Jessie Gaines and Johnny Victory.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Shottsville Methodist Church and until service time on Wednesday.


SHERON JEAN RANDOLPH

RED BAY, AL. – Sheron Jean Randolph, 61, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Al. She was born August 6, 1952 in Rock Island, Il. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Patterson Chapel Church, Golden, Ms.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. David Humbers and Bro. Walter Sparks officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Tina Martin, Sonia Heermance, Cesar Noriega and Robert Noriega; five grandchildren – Joseph Salgado, Jonathan Martin, Austin Noriega, Joshua Heermance and Amanda Heermance; three great-grandchildren – Alyssa Salgado, Brannon Martin and Cayden Martin; one sister – Debera Wheat and her father – Tony Sutera.


FLOYD DAVIS

GOLDEN, MS. – Floyd “Red” Davis, 87, died Friday, April 04, 2014 at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, Ms. He was born December 5, 1926 in Itawamba County, Ms. and was a business owner. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. and served as usher for over 45 years and was a Gideon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a tour guide for Tiffin Motor Homes for ten years and a greeter for three years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jerry Ginn, Bro. Bill Harper, Bro. Larry Hill and Glen Vinson 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 wife of 65 years – Jo Davis, Golden, Ms.; two daughters – Sheree Humphries, Madison, Al. and Sandi Johnston, Golden, Ms.; four grandchildren – Heather Humphries (Fiance’ Ryan Richardson), Zack Humphries (Melinda), Jodi Reed (Pat Jr.) and Jake Johnston; five great-grandchildren – Tucker Thorn, Skylar Reed, Brylee Grace Reed, Brodie Humphries and Baby Humphries; three sisters – Lena Guntharp, Golden, Ms., Hazel Thomas (Owen) Tupelo, Ms. and Jean Hardin (Bob) Red Bay, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garvin Davis and Lida Singleton Davis, two sons-in-law, David Johnston and Ricky Humphries, two sisters, Lucille Ford and Pauline Johnson and brothers, Doyle Davis and two infant brothers.

Pallbearers will be Zack Humphries, Jake Johnston, Tucker Thorn, Floyd Paden, Pat Reed Jr. and Ryan Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church, Gideons, Herbert Cooper, Rev. W.D. Humphres and Tiffin Motor Home family.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon Bible Donation. 


ELOISE HOSEY

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – Eloise Brooks Hosey, 82, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Birmingham, Al. She was born June 1, 1931 in Vina, Al. and was a restaurant owner.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 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.

Survivors are one son – Glenn Hosey (Kathy) Birmingham, Al.; two grandchildren – Phillip Hosey and Bryan Hosey; two step-grandchildren – Wendy Grimes Whitson and Jason Grimes and five great-grandchildren – Kalei Whitson, Kendell Hosey, Mason Hosey, Josie Grimes and Kylie Hosey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Lee Hosey and her parents, Frank Brooks and Ella Cooper Brooks.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

RICKY HIGHT HUMPHRIES

MADISON, AL. – Ricky Hight Humphries, 59, Dr. James Dobson said “the final heartbeat for the Christian is not the mysterious conclusion to a meaningless existence, it is the grand beginning to a life with our Savior that will never end.” Ricky’s heart stopped suddenly at his Madison, AL home on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Even though his family and friends mourn his passing, they rejoice in the fact that Rick began his celebration of eternal life.
Rick was born in Russellville, Alabama on December 12, 1954.  He was preceded into the gates of Heaven by his parents, Rev. Roy and Robbie Humphries, and his grandparents, Cleve and Nettie Humphries and Marion Hight and Athel Thorn, all of Vina, Alabama.
He is survived by a family he cherished dearly; his devoted wife and love of more than 38 years, Sheree Davis Humphries; his daughter, Ashleigh Heather Humphries and her fiancé, Ryan Richardson of Hixson, TN and his son Zachary Hight Humphries and his wife Melinda of Smyrna, GA. Ricky was so very proud of his children, especially of their personal and professional accomplishments. He has two grandchildren, Ashleigh’s son, Brodie Alexander Humphries, a grandson he adored and loved to share adventures with, and a precious angel Zack and Melinda are expecting in July.
His sister, Shelia Griffus and her husband Arlie live in Decatur, AL. His brother, Terry Humphries and his wife Joan are in Tremont, MS. Rick’s mother and father-in-law, Floyd and Jo Davis are from Red Bay, Al and his sister-in-law, Sandi Johnston and her family live on the family farm outside of Red Bay in Golden, MS.  Rick has several nieces and nephews he has enjoyed watching grow through the years. These family members have loved and supported Rick through a lifetime, a blessing that cannot be measured. He can depend upon them to continue that devotion to his wife and children in the days ahead.
Rick also had his NASA family. That very successful career and the friendships he built along the way began with a job at the Piggly Wiggly at age 15, high school graduation in Red Bay and a college degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in electrical engineering. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era and then settled into a position at Marshall Space Flight Center that would last 32 years.
When Rick retired he had many things to be proud of. His last twelve years were spent serving as Group Lead of the Computer and Data Systems Group there at Marshall. His work also included Hubble Space Telescope projects and monitoring computer systems aboard space shuttle. Rick was honored with the Silver Snoopy Award for his exemplary work at NASA in support of the space shuttle program. His work at NASA with the space program provided Rick a great challenge and a sense of pride and accomplishment. He would often say that he was most proud of the young engineers who worked under his leadership when they had celebrated a success and advanced in their own careers.
Rick loved vehicles, from the first car he bought for himself as a teenager, the motorcycles and sports cars though the year to the shiny silver Jeep Rubicon he loved riding off road these past few months. He and Sheree yelled the loudest “Roll Tide” and had fun watching Alabama football together. Brodie and his Poppy spent many hours flying quadcopters together. Rick wanted to teach his bright grandson all about science and provide him challenging experiences. He also enjoyed playing video games with countless competitors across the United States and Canada.
This pastor’s son also held firm to his faith. He loved gospel music. One of his recent favorites, “Going Home” by Mark Lowry and Kim Ford, was the last song on Rick’s playlist. He knew what Home had to offer and was confident that “on this day he would awake, no longer homesick any more”.  Rick’s home is not in Madison any more. Now he lives in the hearts of those who love him and in the everlasting Home where he belongs.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.
A celebration of Rick’s life and his faith will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Brother Jerry Ginn, Rick’s lifelong friend and coach. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery during a private, family service on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

ROSS WHITE

RED BAY, AL. – Ross White, 82, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at ECM Hospital, Florence, Al. He was born July 27, 1931 in the Halltown Community and was retired from Reynolds Aluminum. He was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 56 years. He was president of Franklin Electric Cooperative Board. He was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War and was chaplain of American Legion Post #120 in Red Bay.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Lindsay, Bro. David Corum and Bro. Clayton Hampton 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 of 58 years – Agnes White, Red Bay, Al.; three daughters – Donna Purser (Jimmy) Red Bay, Al., Tammy Hampton (Clayton) Clinton Township, Mi. and Melissa Evans (Ben) St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren – Jamie Purser (Mandy), Justin Purser, Sarah Jenkins (Brent), Joshua Hampton (Kim), Jonathan Hampton, Anna Evans, Connor Evans and Lily Evans; six great-grandchildren; one brother – Jimmy “J.D.” White (Sicily); one sister – Brenda Frame (Ron) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard & Sarah White; sisters and brothers, Terry Fallon, Lee Pottenger, L.C. White, Thomas White and John Edward White.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Purser, Justin Purser, Joshua Hampton, Jonathan Hampton, Connor Evans and Kaleb Burroughs.  Honorary pallbearer will be Alex Burroughs.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church and until service time on Thursday.


BRANDI LOCKLEAR

VINA, AL – Brandi Nicole Locklear, 28, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Red Bay Hospital.  She was born in Alabama and was a homemaker.  She attended Cornerstone Church of God.

Services will be Sunday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God with Bro. Rick Bradley officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband-Frank Shotts of Vina; three children-Colbie Levi King, Hunter Alan King and Briley Walker Shotts all of Vina; parents-Gary and Virgina Taylor of Vina and Danny Wojtanowski of GA; Grandmother-Dorothy Locklear; siblings-Jimmy Wojtanowski, Jessie Taylor and Kimberly Parrish; Step Brothers-Dustin Taylor and Gary Waylon Taylor; Lots of aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather-Jack Locklear.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 23, 2-4 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God.


EVELYN HESTER

VINA, AL. – Evelyn F. Davis Hester, 56, went to her heavenly home March 20, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Evelyn was an employee of Sunshine Mills for many years before retiring early due to her diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s Disease also known as ALS. She fought a courageous battle with this disease for three years. She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Deaton Funeral Home chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Cody Tucker and Bro. Clint Holcombe officiating.  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 38 years – Gene Hester; a son – Chris Hester (Deanna) and two very special granddaughters who she adored with all her heart – Madisyn and Makenzie Hester; two brothers – Louis Davis (Janice) and Steve Davis; three sisters – Rebecca Stephens (Ron), Kathy Wiggins (John) and Betty Davis and her husband’s family – David Hester (Carolyn), June Creekmore (Duane) and Barbara Weaver (Thomas) and six nieces and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Martha Davis; two brothers, Russ and Stan Davis; her mother and father-in-law, Travis and Mary Lou Hester;  brothers-in-law, Robert and Billy Hester; one niece-Sandra Hester and one nephew-Wayne Weaver.

Pallbearers will  be Marty Hester, John Wiggins, Duane Creekmore, David Hester, Ron Stephens and Steve McDonough. Honorary pallbearer will be Chase Knoblock.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association in memory of Evelyn Hester. 

L.J. BAGGETT

VINA, AL. – L.J. Baggett, 67, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at ECM Hospital, Florence, Al. He was born June 19, 1946 in Alabama and was a truck driver for 42 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Bill Burcham 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 – Karole Baggett, Vina, Al.; three children – Tonya Salazar (Rick) of California, Justin Baggett (Tara) Tremont, Ms. and Sarah Baggett, Winfield, Al. and six grandchildren – Chaz, Kobe, Jason, Jesse, Lyvi and Landon.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Friday.


W.C. ORRICK

RED BAY, AL. – W.C. Orrick, 67, died Wednesday, March 13, 2014 at his residence. He was born November 16, 1946 in Franklin County, Al. He was an LPN at the Red Bay Hospital for 32 years and was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church. He loved to travel and also loved Alabama football.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church 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.

Survivors are his wife of 48-1/2 years – Joyce Orrick, Red Bay, Al.; two daughters – Michelle Ray (Stephen) Red Bay, Al. and Ginger Esslinger (Jason) Northport, Al.; foster son – Jesse Lovett, Columbia, Tn.; two grandchildren – Braden Ray and Addison Esslinger; one foster grandson – Ethan Lovett; two sisters – Kay Schatz, Bartow, Fl. and Peggy Hubbard, Red Bay, Al. and one brother - Gordon Orrick, Winter Haven, Fl.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Oscar Orrick and Charlsie Renfrow Orrick and a sister, Jean Bates.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hubbard, Terry Bates, Fred Harden, Jimmy Tate, Jerome Hubbard and Johnny Cleveland. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Strickland and Jimmy McKinney.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.


JEAN MAJORS

VINA, AL. – Martha Jean Majors, 75, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born September 28, 1938 in Arkansas and was a faithful member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church for 45 years. She was retired from Wrangler. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Stanford officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Cindy Lee and husband, Don Lee, Vina, Al.; one brother – Terry Humphres (Pam) Vina, Al.; grandson – Lance Mansell (Deanna) Shelbyville, Tn.; great-grandson – Dexter Mansell, Shelbyville, Tn. and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rube and Ethel Humphres, her husband of 54 years, Curtis Majors, a sister, Ruby Horton, a brother, Tom Humphres and a granddaughter, Ashley Mansell Sartain.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

LINDA STRAWBRIDGE

RED BAY, AL. – Linda Sullins Strawbridge, 85, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at her residence. She was born February 11, 1929 in Mantachie, Ms. and was retired as a cafeteria worker for Oscar Meyer. She was a member of Eternal Praise Church in Golden, Ms., jail ministry in Marion County, Al., and was an ordained minister who was very active in church and loved to sing.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Roger Johnson and Bro. Murlin Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery, Mantachie, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – George Strawbridge (Judy), Red Bay, Al.; daughter – MariAn O’Brien (Brian), St. Charles, Il.; grandchildren – James Paul Strawbridge, Tiffany Renee’ Huisinga (Brent), Joshua Brian Strawbridge (Alyx), KeriAn Scukup (Nicholas) and Devin Garrett O’Brien (Grace); four great-grandchildren; three sisters – Joan Lineberger, Belmont, Ms., Mickey Argo (Charles), Tupelo, Ms. and Vickey Layfield, Milledgeville, Ga.; one brother – Quitman Sullins, Red Bay, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband,  James Strawbridge, a son, James Lester Strawbridge, her parents, James Sullins and Maudie Elizabeth Johnson Sullins and a brother, W.C. Sullins.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Strawbridge, James Strawbridge, Devin O'Brien, KeriAn Scukup, Scott Brudnicki and Nicholas Scukup. Honorary pallbearers will be Tiffany Huisinga and Dwayne Griggs.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, February 28, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Saturday.

JEANETTE PALMER

RED BAY, AL. – Jeanette C. Palmer, 67, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Al. She was born September 1, 1946 in Alabama and was a sales representative for 25 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Harold Ozbirn and Bro. Terry Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Shady Valley Cemetery, Tremont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband – Hollis Palmer, Red Bay, Al.; two children – Ricky Palmer and Sonya Ivy, both of Red Bay, Al.; special daughter – Sandra Lucas, Fulton, Ms.; four grandchildren – Jonathan Williams, Red Bay, Al., Nicole Earnest, Tremont, Ms., Page Thorne, Russellville, Al. and Emily Palmer, New Albany, Ms.; one great-grandchild – Peyton Thorne; one brother – Richard Cole, Tupelo, Ms.; one sister – Bonnie Pardue, Belmont, Ms. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. Cole and Virginia Williams Cole and a brother, Royce Cole.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Cole, Brandon Cole, Greg Lucas and Brad Ivy.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, February 22, at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Sunday.

LUTHER RAY THORN

RED BAY, AL. – Luther Ray Thorn, 85, of Red Bay, Alabama, died from complications of leukemia on February 3, 2014 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Born April 14, 1928, he grew up and lived in the Pogo community his entire life, except for two years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and the past year in Houston.

Luther Ray is survived and will be greatly missed, by his loving wife of 62 years, Hildred Gray Thorn; daughters Carolyn Wingfield (and husband Tom) of Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte Kiel (and husband Verlon) of Houston, Texas; granddaughters Ellen Kiel Plaisted (and husband Jeff) of Houston, Texas and Emily Kiel Ross (and husband Jake) of Austin, Texas; and grandson Andrew Thorn Kiel of College Station, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Luther Dow and Nannie Russell Thorn and brothers Milton Thorn and Fay Thorn.

He operated the family farm in Pogo from 1942 until 2013 and was honored with the Agricultural Lifetime Achievement Award by the Franklin County Alabama Cooperative Extension System in 2013. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and a charter member of the Pleasant Site Volunteer Fire Department, where he served on the board of directors for over 20 years.

Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 6-8 p.m., at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay. Services will be on Saturday, February 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church in the Pleasant Site community, with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery, with Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Alabama, in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Kiel, Jeff Plaisted, Jake Ross, Norman Thorn, David Thorn, Randy Holland, Anthony Ewing and Brett Malone. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Hester, Jon Petree and Jimmy Thorn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Site Cemetery Fund (c/o Dale Hester, 20697 Hwy. 23, Red Bay, AL 35582) or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (for Research) (https://gifts.mdanderson.org/mdanderson/main.php/micro-sites/showpage?id=1).


BETTY ANN NOBLE BAILEY

MEDINA, OHIO – Betty Ann Noble Bailey, 75, died February 1, 2014 at Hospice of Medina County, Medina, Ohio. She was born July 29, 1938 in Wayland, Ky. in a two room log cabin. She graduated from Wayland High School, served in the Air Force and raised a family. She was an executive secretary and first female dispatcher at Sierra Pacific Power. She retired to State Line, Ms. and loved crocheting, gardening, reading and her animals.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 8, at Baggett Cemetery, Vina, Al. with Bro. Steve Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children - Cheri Summers (Dave Nutter) and Mary Brown (Kurt Theis) all of Medina, Oh. and David Summers (Donna) Middleburg Heights, Oh.; three grandchildren – Amanda Dunlap (Matt), David Nutter (Olivia Meyers) and Joey Brown (Samantha Willbee); five great-grandchildren – Cameron Nutter, Mackenzie Nutter, Emilea Dunlap, David Dunlap and Wynter Nutter; two brothers – Cephus Noble Jr., Hooper’s Island, Maryland and James Noble (Betty) Carson City, Nevada; one sister – Jacqueline Davidson (Bud) Vina, Al. and two step-children – Lisa Bailey Quinnelly and David Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hughes Bailey, her parents, Cephus & Ida Noble, a brother, Joe Noble and two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Noble and Mary Noble.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.


JOANN HILL

RED BAY, AL - Daisy JoAnn Hill, 64, died Sunday, February 02, 2014, at her residence.
She was born July 9, 1949 in Belmont and was a seamstress for 50 years.  She was a member of Red Bay Holy Church of Christ.

Services will be Monday, February 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Wayne Bumgart and Bro. Rex Riddle officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband-Larry Joe Hill of Red Bay; four children-Denise Spencer (Don) and Renea Chandler (Ronnie) all of Red Bay, Sherry Shook (Jeff) of Belmont and Larry Hill (Amber) of Corpus Christi, TX; eight grandchildren-Isaac and Anna Belle Spencer, Luke and Abigail Shook, Elijah and Weston Hill, Corbin Triplett and Autumn Chandler; one brother-Aaron Clack of Hodges, AL; three sisters-Mildred Kelton and Barbara Johnson both of Golden and Frances Boyd of Belmont.

She was preceded in death by her parents-John and Lillian Huffman Clack; one brother-Joe Clack; two sisters-Joyce Baldwin and Quay Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Tony Kelton, Thomas Kelton, Gary Credille, Randall Holland, Chris Brazil and Lowell Jackson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Isaac Spencer, Luke Shook, Corbin Triplett, Elijah Hill and Weston Hill.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, February 02, 2014, at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time Monday.


GIP GIBSON

GOLDEN, MS. – James F. “Gip” Gibson, 76, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1937 in Clarksdale, Ms. and was a chemist for EPA at Stennis Space Center for 27 years. He was a member of Second Street Church of Christ, Belmont, Ms.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 31, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. John Williams and Bro. Adam Cozort officiating. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Ms. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.   Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Edna Manning Gibson, Golden, Ms.; children – Jim Gibson (Lisa) Madison, Al. and Linda Gibson Edwards (Tony) Jackson, Ms.; grandchildren – Matt Gibson (McKenna), Ben Gibson, Will Gibson, Lee Gibson, Casey Edwards, Carly Edwards and Ross Edwards; an aunt – Imogene M. Williams, Golden, Ms.; sister-in-law – Jean Parham (Dr. David); brother-in-law – Charles Lee Manning and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stanford T. Gibson and his mother, Vivian M. Gibson.

Pallbearers will be Matt Gibson, Ben Gibson, Will Gibson, Ross Edwards, Joey Moore, Ronnie Taylor, Mike Johnson, Lee Gibson, Wendell Vandagriff, Richard Sellers and Wallace Williams.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 30, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Family Life Missions, P.O. Box 928, Starkville, Ms. 39760 or a charity of choice.


THOMAS PENDERGRAPH

RED BAY, AL. – W. Thomas Pendergraph, 52, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born March 13, 1961 in Franklin County, Al. and was a factory worker for 30 years.  

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Steve Lindsay and Bro. Shane Ray 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 – Mary Pendergraph, Red Bay, Al.; four sisters – Melinda Roberts (James) Tremont, Ms., Jennifer Stanford (Ricky) Fulton, Ms., Dianne Pendergraph (Brandon) Red Bay, Al. and Michelle Cain (Ray) Belmont, Ms.; one brother – Murl Pendergraph, Red Bay, Al.; 23 nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law – Jackie Credille and two brothers-in-law – Bobby Taylor and James Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas Pendergraph Jr. and Judy Pendergraph and a brother-in-law, Charles Hall.

Pallbearers will be Allen Mayhall, Adam Mayhall, Terry Sparks, Michael Cross, Phillip Harden, David Pendergraph, Jeff Pendergraph and Wayne Brand. Honorary pallbearer will be Murl Pendergraph.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Wednesday.

WINSOL MITCHELL

RED BAY, AL. – William Winsol Mitchell, 89, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born August 2, 1924 in Red Bay, Al. and he was retired from Red Bay Water & Gas after 15 years.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, Al.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters – Betty Jean Miller (Al), Lewisburg, Tn. and Peggy Jane Maxwell (Danny), Red Bay, Al.; one sister – Maedeen Thompson; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Pearl Mitchell, a son, William Dexter Mitchell, his parents, Marion Mitchell and Maudie Holland Mitchell, a grandson, Michael Dexter Mitchell, a great-grandson, Elijah Sanders and a great-granddaughter, Tiffany Osborn.

Pallbearers will be Nelson Mitchell, Josh Mitchell, Michael Miller, Tyler Umfress, Brad Umfress, Jamie Davis, Dale Massey and Michael Massey.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, January 24, at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Saturday.

ROSIE SCOTT

RED BAY, AL. – Rosie Odell Scott, 98, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born December 11, 1915 in Franklin County, Al. and was a housewife, worked on the farm and a factory worker. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Eugene Digby, Jeff Gregory and Derrick Sumeral officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery,  Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Junior Scott (Estelle) and John Robert Scott (Peggy) all of Red Bay, Al., Oniece Gregory (Billy) Greenbriar, Tn. and Carol Bettis (John) Leeds, Al.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-great-grandchild and three sisters-in-law – Elizabeth Scott, Artie Vee Reed and Eloise Mobley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alik Scott, two sons, John Thomas Scott and Clarence Scott, three brothers, J.B. Patterson, Milton Patterson and Archie Patterson and two sisters, Bertha Humphries and Edna Richardson.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

SYLVIA BENTLEY

RED BAY, AL. – Sylvia E. Bentley, 88, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Helen Keller Hospital. She was born July 27, 1925 in Franklin County, Al. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Steve Lindsay and David Corum officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters – Jackie McCalpin and Bertha Gober; three grandsons – Bobby, Don and Phillip McCalpin; one granddaughter – Kaye Renfroe; one special great-grandson, Jeff Wilemon,  great-grandchildren –Harley, Christy, Steven Lee, Brandon, James, Joey, Rebecca, Steven, Anthony, Timothy, Justin, Lisa, Amanda and Royce and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bentley, a brother, Trannie Black and a sister, Gracie Bentley.

Pallbearers will be Phillip McCalpin, Bobby McCalpin, Don McCalpin, Jeff Wilemon, Steven McCalpin and Joey McCalpin.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

JUANITA MILLER

RED BAY, AL - Juanita A. Miller, 72, died Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Red Bay Hospital.  She was born February 3, 1941 in Baldwyn to Blanton and Delene Outlaw.  She was a homemaker and a member of Harvest Fellowship Church. 

Services will be Monday, January 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. Glenn Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two children-Matthew Miller of Red Bay and Norma Davis (Bill) of Florence; granddaughter-Allison Davis; five sisters-Shelia Ellis, Elizabeth Thompson, Mary Lee Manley and Debra Henderson all of Booneville and Brenda King of Henderson, TN; one brother-Milton Outlaw of Booneville; special friend-Ladora Stacy of Red Bay.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Roy Lee Miller; her parents; one sister-Sandra Geno and one brother-Bonnie Outlaw.

Pallbearers will be Al Bowling, Ronald Page, James Sparks, John Pruitt and Tony Thompson.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 19, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay and until service time Monday.


CLIFFORD HOWARD

RED BAY, AL. – Clifford Leroy Howard, 67, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born October 25, 1946 in Keokuk, Iowa, a police officer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Greg Philamlee officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of 15 years – Linda Rodgers Howard, Red Bay, Al.; mother – Peggy Howard,  Marion, Iowa; five daughters – Heather Howard, Jumpertown, Ms., Brandy Almarri (Saeed) Jacksonville, Ar., Pamela Holt Carter, Earle, Ar., Bridget Brown (Alvin), Red Bay, Al. and Leah Howard of Georgia; one son – Zane Howard (Crystal) Oakland, Tn.; three sisters – Judy Messina of Arizona, Karla Gilbert, Marion, Iowa, Marlene Schultz of Nevada; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

JEAN HESTER

VINA, AL. – Jean Hester, 88, died Monday, January 6, 2014 at The Meadows, Fulton, Ms. She was born October 16, 1925 in Alabama and was a homemaker. She was a member of Atwood Baptist Church.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, at Atwood Baptist Church, Vina, Al. with Bro. Nathan Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters – Myra Collum (Mickey) and Rhonda Hellums, all of Vina, Al.; two sons – Alton Hester (Donna) and Randy Hester (Delores) all of Vina, Al.; eight grandchildren – Brittney Humphres (Ethan), Aftan Kelly (Robert), Clayton Hellums (Melanie), Haley Scott (Brandon), Russ Hester, Kacey Johnston (Hugh), Matthew Hester and Andrew Hester; seven great-grandchildren – Tyler Williams, Ian Williams, Mallie Hellums, Lila Kate Hellums, Cayson Johnston, Talon Johnston and Myka Humphres; three sisters-in-law – Dottie Mobley, Eloise Mobley and Florence Mobley and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville Hester, parents, Sterling Mobley and Luttie Peck Mobley, four sisters and six brothers.

Pallbearers will be Russ Hester, Clayton Hellums, Matthew Hester, Andrew Hester, Ethan Humphres, Hugh Johnston, Robert Kelly and Brandon Scott.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, at Atwood Baptist Church and after the service. 

IRENE GILL

MARTINEZ, GA-Sada Arnene “Irene” Verdict Gill, died Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, GA.  She was born in Arkansas to Frank and Manda Verdict.  She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL and was a member of the Eastern Star.

Services will Wednesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. Marty Guidry officiating.  Burial will be in Hodges Cemetery, Hodges, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her sister-Fran Henry Woolridge of Cabot, Ark; three children-Joel Douglas Taylor (Nancy) of Topeka, KS, Brenda Crawford (David) of Platte City, MO and Lester Taylor (JoAnn) of Martinez, GA; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-Frank Verdict and Ewin Verdict; sister-Maxine Cantrell and a son-William Taylor.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, 11-2 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay.


ROSSIA TURBYFILL

VINA, AL – Rossia Tyra Turbyfill, 87, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital.  She was born in Franklin County to John Anderson and Lester Tyra.  She was a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church and devoted her life to taking care of her family.

Services will be Friday, January 3, 11:00 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. H. Akins officiating.  Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her son Tony Lee Turbyfill (Laurel) of Vina; Daughter-in-law-Brenda Turbyfill of Vina; three grandchildren-Elaine Haithcock (Jason) of Russellville, Cheston Turbyfill of New York and Lindsey Smith (Daniel) of Starkville; one great granddaughter-Aidan Haithcock; one brother-Mac Tyra of Zion, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband-J.W. Turbyfill; daughter-Sheila Turbyfill; son-Andy Turbyfill; two sisters-Juanita Neal and Gwen McClain; and one brother-Ora Lee Tyra.

Pallbearers will be John Holt, Jim Hester, Boo Wilson, Donnie Wilson, J.T. Miller and Joel Page.  Honorary pallbearers will be Walton Nichols, Billy Ray Childers, Charles Neal and Pug Orrick.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 2, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday.

The family requests donations be made to the National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY  10012.


GLEN COLBURN

RED BAY, AL. – Glen Colburn, 50, died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 2, 1963 in Fulton, Ms. and was a factory worker for 15 years.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 29, at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. with Pastor Johnny Smith and Bro. David Kelley officiating.  Burial will be in Burgess Cemetery, Golden, Ms.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Glenda Colburn and Nevaeh Colburn, both of Red Bay, Al., Katrina Colburn, Russellville, Al. and Reginald Colburn (Darrette) Florence, Al.; his mother – Mary Lee Lang, Vernon, Al.; two brothers – George Lang and Nay Lang (Mary) all of Vernon, Al.; three sisters – Janice Colburn, Laura Savage and Samantha Robertson (Shawn) all of Vernon, Al.; seven grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Maddox; two brothers, Danny Joe Lang and Brian Colburn and a sister, Lorretta Colburn.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Anderson, Daniel Anderson, Anthony Hackman, Billy Brooks, Shawn Robertson, Douglas Anderson and Nathan Martin.

Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 29, at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

THEANZY HARGETT

RED BAY, AL. – Mary Theanzy Hargett, 70, died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at her residence. She was born October 6, 1943 in Haleyville, Al. She worked at Golden Manufacturing for 26 years. She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 27, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with 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.

Survivors are her husband – Lavone Hargett, Red Bay, Al.; two brothers – William “Bill” Poores of Washington and Charles Lee Poores, Florence, Al.; one sister – Earnestine Hurley, Vina, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Poores, two brothers, Coleman and Walker Poores and a sister, Julie Poores.

Pallbearers will be Randy McKim, Bobby Clark, Billy Wayne Entrekin, Ronnie Joe Williams, Tiffin King and Rodney Johnson.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, December 26, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Friday.

ROBERT RAY

RED BAY, AL. – Robert Leland “Pops” Ray, 68, died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 27, 1945 in Illinois. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army for 21 years and served in Vietnam. He attended Altar Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 27, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Altar Baptist Church Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife - Imogene Ray, Red Bay, Al.; seven children - Marribell Brunn (Barry) El Paso, Tx., Robert L. Ray, Jr. (Rebecca) Red Bay, Al., Hershell Dale Ray, Tishomingo, Ms., Jeff Stanphill (Delores) of Arkansas, Scott Stanphill (Shirley) and Marshall Simmons, all of Golden, Ms. and Debbie Glass, Tremont, Ms.; one brother – Thomas E. Ray (Barbara) Champaign, Ill.; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Ray and Esther McKinney Ray, two brothers, Donald D. Ray and  Hershell Dale Ray and a grandson, Robert L. Ray III.

Pallbearers will be Scott Stanphill, Marshall Simmons, Jeff Stanphill, Cole Glass, Justin Stanphill and Ronnie Payne.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, December 26, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Friday.

MILDRED THORN

RED BAY, AL. – Mildred Kuykendall Thorn, 86, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born November 28, 1927 in Colbert County, Al. and was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 13, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband – Billy Thorn, Red Bay, Al.; two children – Wayne Thorn (Debbie) and Rhonda Thorn, all of Red Bay, Al. and one grandson – Joshua Thorn, Red Bay, Al.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. Kuykendall and Mary Cora Thorn Kuykendall, a sister, Nanalou Hellums and a brother, Edward Kuykendall.

Pallbearers will be Roger Thorn, Gary Thorn, Michael Moomaw, L.V. Russell, Harold Watson and Danny Wooten.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and 8-11 a.m. on Friday.

JACKY GRIFFUS

VINA, AL. – Jacky Waymon Griffus, 62, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born December 23, 1950 in Alabama and had been an employee at NTN Bower.

Graveside services will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, at Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, Al. with Zach Griffus officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Zach Griffus (Jamie) Haleyville, Al.; two grandchildren – Kenan & Zoe Griffus; one brother – Bob Griffus, Florence, Al.; two sisters – Shirley Michael,  Vina, Al. and Jeanette Sutton, Florence, Al. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Wesley Griffus and Ruby Emerson Griffus.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

JOHN O. MORROW, SR.

RED BAY, AL – John Ottern Morrow, Sr., 88, died Saturday, December 07, 2013 at Southern Magnolia in Golden.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to Alex and Margie Morrow.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Red Bay for 57 years and was a graduate of Auburn University. He was an agriculture teacher at Vina High School for 38 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy serving in WWII in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. 

Services will be Tuesday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. Larry Hill officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children-Dr. Sue Parker (Ernest Jr.) of North Port, AL; John O. Morrow Jr. (Connie M.) of Muscle Shoals, AL and Mark D. Morrow of North Port, AL; two grandchildren-Ernest Parker III and Adam C. Morrow; one brother-Ray Morrow of Saraland, AL; two sisters-Joyce Purser and Louise Raper both of Red Bay.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Hester, John A. Morrow, Johnny Mack Morrow, Billy Bolton, Bobby Davidson and Murray Morrow.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay.


JOHNNY DAVIS

RED BAY, AL. – Johnny Davis, 83, died Monday, December 2, 2013 at Helen Keller Hospital. He was born July 10, 1930. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Rev. Harvey Mitchell and Rev. Gerome Key officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his brother-in-law-Rev. Harvey Mitchell (Katie); Sister-in-law-Dorothy Humphries; dedicated niece-Lucille Humphries; loving nieces-Cynthia Basham (Dewayne) and Lori Sentell (Rev. Rick); nephews-Joe Mitchell (Janice), Travis Mitchell (Mandy), Larry Mitchell, Ricky Humphries (Lisa) and Joe Joe Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertha Mitchell Davis.

Pallbearers will be Joe Mitchell, Travis Mitchell, Jonathan Basham and Larry Mitchell.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.


JERRY CHILDERS

VINA, AL. – Jerry Wesley Childers, 65, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born December 17, 1947 in Marion County, Al. and was a logger.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Edgar Lee Childers 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 three children – Allan Childers (Ann) Hamilton, Al., Amy Tutor (Joe) Brandon, Ms. and Amanda Thibodeaux (Charles) Natchez, Ms.; six grandchildren – Tayler Childers, Adrienne Tucker, Katey Strandberg, Addyson Tutor, Chase Thibodeaux and Tristen Thibodeaux and two brothers – Billy Joe Childers (Barbara) Vina, Al. and David Childers (Nellie) Baton Rouge, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carvie Childers and Dollie Nichols Childers, a son, Adam Childers and two brothers, Quinton Childers and Roy Childers.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Childers, Danny Childers, Curtis Childers, Heath Childers and Rodney Childers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Kennedy and Timothy Ozbirn.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

J.D. HOLLAND

HODGES, AL. – Arvis J.D. Holland, 82, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 29, 1931 in Franklin County, Al. and was retired from Tiffin Motor Homes. He was a member of Atwood Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jerry Edgil and Bro. Nathan Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Atwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of 62 years – Gwen Holland, Hodges, Al.; two daughters – Linda Mitchell (Roy) Hodges, Al. and Paula Neal (David) Sheffield, Al.; four grandchildren – Dusty Mitchell (Aronia), Chasity Butler, Lorrie Hood and Dylan Neal; four great-grandchildren – Abbie Mitchell, Mikala  Mitchell, Slate Mitchell and Madalyn Butler; one brother – R.V. Holland (Clara) and one sister – Lena Mitchell (Danny).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Holland and Edna Creekmore Holland.

Pallbearers will be Dusty Mitchell, David Neal, Nathan Davidson, Billy Mitchell, Robert Holland, Belton Johnson and Glen Gober.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

KEVIN RHODES

RED BAY, AL - Kevin David Rhodes, 30, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born in Ohio and was a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Red Bay.

Services will be Tuesday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. Clint Knoles and Bro. John Butler officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife Amy Rhodes; one son-Kendon Rhodes; his mother Melinda Rhodes; brother-Bradley Rhodes; grandmother-Vernice Humphries all of Red Bay; two uncles-Garry Humphries (Denise) of Red Bay and Quinn Humphries (Linda) of Golden.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Monday, December 2, 6-9 p.m. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay and until service time Tuesday.


RILEY STEPP

RED BAY, AL – Riley D. Stepp, 75, died Friday, November 29, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in Red Bay to Roy Casey and Edna Yielding Stepp.  He was retired from Reynolds and was a member of the Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force security service.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. A.G. Stepp and Dallas Culver officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years-Carolyn Stepp of Red Bay; two daughters-Melisha Culver (Dallas) of Decatur and Traci Stepp of Golden; seven grandchildren-Shanna Turner, Chad Robinson, Brandon Murphy, Micah Murphy, Leslie Robinson, Chloe Robinson and Briley Robinson; two step-grandchildren-Austin and Caroline Culver; seven great grandchildren; three sisters-Janette Stepp, Nancy Lynch and Brenda Massey (Rayburn); one brother-Keith Stepp (Kay); his mother-in-law-Lucille Cagle of Red Bay; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter-Melinda Kay Stepp.

Pallbearers will be Chad Robinson, Micah Murphy, Doug Byrd, Stuart Setliff, Rayburn Massey and Brandon Murphy.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Briley Robinson and Jayden Turner.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 1, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay.


ANTHONY PAGE

RED BAY, AL. – Anthony Oneal Page, Jr., 63, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born May 26, 1950 in Franklin County, Al. and was a heavy equipment operator, He attended Halltown Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. with Scott Lindsey officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Kathy Page, Red Bay, Al.; seven children – Carol Page Austin (Davy) Savannah, Tn., Marc Page (Crystal), Mitch Page, Joseph Page, Lee Alan Page, Cynthia Fowler and Lori Collum (Brent) all of Red Bay, Al.; grandchildren – Luke, Jake and Leah Austin, Brady Page, Ryder and Sawyer Page, Lauren Gober, Layla Bilstein and Isabella Fowler; his father – Neal Page; brothers and sisters – Alice Berry (Johnny), Lee Page (Jan), Linda Wren (Eddie), Sarah McKinney (Ed), Joel Page (Caroline) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, EstaLee Page and a nephew, Brandon Berry.

ROBIN PATTERSON

RUSSELLVILLE, AL. – Robin Annette Patterson, 50, passed away November 6, 2013 after a sudden illness. She was born April 13, 1963 in Waukegan, Il. She was a registered nurse at Shoals Hospital and had previously worked at The Wound Center and ECM Hospital. She was a member of Halltown Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Scott Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband – Stanley Patterson; one son – Cory Hale; one brother - Mark Ott (Cheryl); sister-in-law –Teresa Novak; mother-in-law – Jolene Patterson and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Bobbie Ott.

Pallbearers will be Scott Roberson, Heath Halcomb, Chris Lindsey, Danny Taylor, Junior Cromeans and James Lindsey.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, November 8, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Saturday. 

DAVID SIMS

RED BAY, AL. – David “Dixie Runner” Sims, 54, died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at University Medical Center, Jackson, Ms. He was born July 25, 1959 in Red Bay, Al. and was a truck driver.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. with Bro. Gary Puckett and Bro. Billy Allen officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his parents – Ray and Ilene Sims, Red Bay, Al.; brother – Stevie Sims (Barbara) Red Bay, Al.; three children – Courtney Sims Davis (Jacob), Katie Hatcher and D.J. Sims; nephews and niece – Brady and Sarah Sims and Channing Burgett and three grandchildren – Madison, Willow and AnnaBelle.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Travis & Minnie Sims and Willie & Letry Sartin.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

WANDA MILLS

RED BAY, AL. – Wanda Marie Mills, 64, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Helen Keller Hospital. She was born March 19, 1949 in Houston, Ms. She was a beautician for 20 years and a care provider for 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay and a member of the Housing Development Board in Red Bay, Al.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two children – Carey Mills (Kirsten) Meridianville, Al. and Cassie Mills, Round Lake Beach, Il.; three grandchildren – Cullen, Chloe and Caden Mills; one sister – Debbie Thompson, Pontotoc, Ms. and one brother – Robbie Butler, Fulton, Ms.

Pallbearers will be Jason Witt, Larry Witt, C.T. Mills, James Neal and Stuart Pearson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al.

NANCY HASTINGS

RED BAY, AL. – Nancy Hallmark Hastings, 71, died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Al. She was born December 12, 1941 in Belmont, Ms. Nancy was a very caring person and was very compassionate as a certified nurses aide working in home health for 25 years. She was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Lindsay, Bro. Jerry Ginn and Tyler Hastings officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband of 51 years – Don Hastings, Red Bay, Al.; five children – Donnie Hastings Jr. (Valarie) Red Bay, Al., Mark Hastings (Laura) Oakman, Al., Joe Hastings (Christy Hellums) Ridgeland, Ms., JoAnna Allred (Scotty) Tupelo, Ms. and Samantha Wadsworth (Eric) Hoover, Al. and seven grandchildren – Kevin, Hannah Grace, Alexia, Tyler, Hall, Danielle and Ethan; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Augustus Jesse Hallmark and Eva Moore Hallmark, one brother, Jesse Moore Hallmark (Linda), one sister, Betty Chandler and a brother-in-law, Bill Chase.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Nelson, Bill Nabers, James Marbutt, Eddie Prestage, Kelly Hester, Carroll Ivy and Scotty Skinner.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.  and she will lie in state 12-2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

GERTHA DAVIS

RED BAY, AL. – Gertha Mae Davis, 81, left her earthly body to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born April 26, 1932 in Franklin County, Al. and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Red Bay Church of God of Prophecy. She loved going to church, listening to gospel music and was a faithful prayer warrior.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Rev. Gerome Key, Rev. Harvey Mitchell, Rev. Rick Sentell and Bro. Ricky Humphries 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 her husband of 49 years – Johnny A. Davis; one sister – Dorothy Mae Humphries; one brother – Rev. Harvey Mitchell (Katie); devoted special niece – Lucille Humphries; nieces – Cynthia Basham (Dewayne) and Lori Sentell (Rick) and nephews – Ricky Humphries (Lisa), Joe Dewayne Mitchell (Janice), Larry Mitchell, Travis Mitchell (Mandy) and Joe Joe Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe H. & Emily Holley and Jesse & Dithular Mitchell; mother, Florence Jackson Mitchell; father, Guy Mitchell; an infant daughter, Barbara Brown; brother, Joseph Ray Mitchell; niece, Barbara Mitchell and special brother-in-law, Charles Humphries.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and friends.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Thursday.

ALBERT LERNER II

VINA, AL-Albert Edward Lerner II, 68, died Saturday, October 12 at ECM Hospital.  He was born in Highland Park, MI to Albert Edward and Eva Mavis Carnes Lerner.  He was retired from Ford Motor Co after 31 years.  He was a veteran of the US Marines serving during Vietnam and was one of the founding fathers of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154.

There will be no public service.  Deaton Funeral Home assisted the family.

He is survived by three children-Christina Evers (Randy), Albert Edward Lerner III and Michael Lerner all of MI; three grandchildren; one great grandson; brothers and sisters-Carrole Ann Rugenstein, Robert G. Lerner, Linda Kinnenun, Don Lerner and Dave Lerner.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-James Lerner.

TOMMY MORGAN

GOLDEN, MS. – Thomas Edward “Tommy” Morgan, 63, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice. He was born October 5, 1950 in Tupelo, Ms. and was a security guard.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Chaplain Jerry Grammer officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Brenda Morgan, Golden, Ms.; four children – Angela Gilmore (Bobby) and Shannon Morgan, all of Mooreville, Ms., Robbie Burns (Special Friend- Patty Scott) Red Bay, Al. and Steven Morgan (Kim) Saltillo, Ms.; one sister – Linda Jane Lower, Denham Springs, La.; one brother – Luther C. Morgan, Fulton, Ms.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Cecil “Red” Morgan and Gracie Lee Cullum Morgan, one sister, Elaine Lancaster and one brother, Robert Morgan.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

W.C. LINDLEY

HODGES, AL. – William C. “W.C.” Lindley, 70, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Marion Regional Rehab & Longterm Care, Hamilton, Al. He was born September 29, 1942 in Red Bay, Al. and was an auto mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 1964-1966 serving in Germany. He attended Zion Schools in Zion, Il. and was a long time resident.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Scott Tharp 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 two daughters – Regina Markham, Red Bay, Al. and Mechelle Carpenter, Russellville, Al.; three grandchildren – Nichole Lancaster and Daniel Lancaster, both of Russellville, Al. and Josh Markham, Florence, Al.; one great-granddaughter – Madison Brylee Lancaster, Florence, Al.; one great-grandson – Grant Oneal Markham; two sisters – Helen Roark, Hodges, Al. and Linda Collins, Holley Springs, Al.; one brother – Dexter Lindley, Riverside, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Bertha Jones Lindley, three brothers, Billy Joe Lindley, Johnny Paul Lindley and Glen Royce Lindley and one sister, Deloris Irby.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 27, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Saturday.

ELVIE ROLLINS

RED BAY, AL – Elvie Rosezell Rollins, 103, died September 20, 2013 at Generations of Red Bay.  She was born in Alabama and was a homemaker.

Services will be Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. W.D. Humphres officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay will be officiating.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Montgomery Rollins, two brothers and six sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 9-11 at the funeral home.


JIM HORTON

VINA, AL –James R. “Jim” Horton, 73, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at Helen Keller Hospital.  He was born in Alabama to Roy and Lucille Gober Horton.  He owned and operated Horton’s BBQ, Horton’s Clothing Store and the Gulf Station for many years.  He attended Community Center Baptist Church. 

Services will be Sunday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Donald Raper and Bro. Rick Murrell officiating.  Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three children-Gina Raper (Donald) of Madison, Tony Horton (Lynette) and Tammy Duncan (Byron) all of Red Bay; two step children-Kristie Rhodes (Dennis) of Purvis, MS and Kelly Stewart (Brandon) of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren-Joseph Raper, Taira Dotson (Robert), Allyssa Horton, Anthony Horton, Mariah Horton, Tyler Duncan and Tiffany Thorne (Heath); four great grandchildren-Kieli and Autumn Dotson, Jeremiah and Joshua Thorne; one step great grandchild-Gabriella Montoya; two brothers-Roy M. Horton and Bob Horton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-Durell Horton.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Raper, Anthony Horton, Tyler Duncan, Heath Thorne, Robert Dotson and Brad Ivy.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.  

WES GRIFFUS

VINA, AL. – William Wesley “Wes” Griffus, 90, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born December 25, 1922 in Marion County, Al. and was a farmer. He was a member of the Red Bay Church of God.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 22, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Gary Puckett and Bro. Brian Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Shirley Juanell Michael, Vina, Al., Bobby Ray Griffus (Teresa) Greenhill, Al., Janette “Jan” Sutton, Florence, Al. and Jackie Waymon Griffus, Red Bay, Al.; five grandchildren – Brian & Jason Sutton, Cyndy Cohen, Tisha Vanderbeck and Mikey Michael; five great-grandchildren – Taylor, Will, MaKayla, Kennan and Zoe and one sister – Victoria Duncan of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby J. Emerson Griffus and seven brothers and sisters, Lonar, Myrtle, Micky, Minerva Jane, Bryce, Victor and Marlon.

Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, September 22, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

REX HUDSON

HODGES, AL. – Rex Houston Hudson, 70, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at ECM Hospital. He was born February 15, 1943 in Alabama and was an auto mechanic for 40 years. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. James Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sons – Joe Hudson (Patricia) Chicago, Il. and Anthony Hudson, Hodges, Al.; one daughter – Elizabeth Hudson, Chicago, Il.; four grandchildren – Victoria Viglietta, Joey Viglietta, Anthony Viglietta and Josh Viglietta; two great-grandchildren – MaKayla Mae Smith and Nevaeh Lynn Smith; one brother – Ray Hudson, Hackleburg, Al.; two sisters – Kathy Jane Pinkelton, Memphis, Tn. and Debra Hugh, Tuscaloosa, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Viglietta, Joshua Viglietta, Joesph Viglietta, Cody Baker, Josh Lawler and Paul Payne.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Monday, September 23, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Tuesday.

SYBIL HABER

GOLDEN, MS. – Sybil Paden Haber, 78, died Friday, September 13, 2013 in Itawamba County, Ms. She was born April 2, 1935 in Mississippi and was a beautician for 50 years.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Gene Cooley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one daughter – Patty A. Tidd (Preston G.) Weston, Wisconsin.; two grandchildren – Jason L. Tidd (Renae) and Patti J. Tidd, all of Weston, Wisconsin; one great-granddaughter – Brianna Tidd; one great-grandson – Vincent A. Young; three brothers – Floyd Paden (Jean) and Charles Paden (Becky) all of Golden, Ms. and Earl Paden (Demple) Red Bay, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie & Minnie Searcy Paden; her husband, Larry Haber, three brothers, Cecil, Grady and Kenneth Paden and one sister, Reba Swindle.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

NELL GRACE NIX

RED BAY, AL. – Nell Grace Nix, 91, died Friday, September 6, 2013 at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, Ms. She worked for many years at Montgomery Ward in Dallas, Tx. and was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al.

There will be a private family service. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. assisted the family.

Survivors are three children – Elizabeth Nabers (Merrill) Albuquerque, N.M., Judy Tiffin (Bob) Florence, Al. and Ralph Nix (Donna) Red Bay, Al.; eight grandchildren – Derek Nabers, Darrell Nabers, Tim Tiffin, Van Tiffin, Lex Tiffin, David Nix, Elizabeth Nix and Grace Nix; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Archie M. Nix, Jr.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Southern Magnolia Estates for their loving care and support.

R.C. BURGETT

RED BAY, AL – R.C. Burgett, 88, died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Southern Magnolia in Golden.  He was born in Alabama to Harrison and Audrey Williams Burgett.  He was an operator for Diamond Shamrock Oil Co. and a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 9, at noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his son Ronald Burgett (Judy) of Vina; his daughter-Linda Weaver (Danny) of Lakeland, TN; three grandchildren-Shawn Burgett, Tricia Trousdale and Lisa Greene; five great grandchildren; two sisters-Faye Cayson and Nella Jean Hadley; and one brother-Wayne Burgett.

He was preceded in death by his wife Pansy Burgett; his parents; two brothers-W.C. Burgett and Bobby Burgett and one sister-Eloise Childers.

Visitation will be Monday, September 9 from 10-12 at Deaton Funeral Home.

JIMMY RAY HASTINGS

RED BAY, AL. – Jimmy Ray Hastings, 73, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born October 4, 1939 in Mississippi and was a forklift driver for American Motors.

Services will be a 2 p.m. Monday, September 9, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jackie Hastings officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Patricia Hastings Hanzel, Kenosha, Wi., Terry Hastings, Roundlake, Il., James Hastings, Beachpark, Il. and Heather Hastings, Oakbrook, Il.; two grandchildren – Amanda Hanzel and Bradley Hanzel; four sisters – Eva Turbyfill, Vina, Al., Brenda Taylor, Kenosha, Wi., Dimple Faye Petree, Golden, Ms. and Glenda Mills, Zion, Il.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Joseph Hastings and Wilma Alma Ballard Hastings and siblings, Ruple James and Willie Joe Northam.

Pallbearers will be Terry Hastings, Brad Hanzel, Johnny Hargett, Bruce Stewart, Chris Ginn and Barney McCarthy.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. on Monday, September 9, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

GLEN STRICKLAND

RED BAY, AL. – Horace Glen Strickland, 78, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at North Ms. Medical Center. He was born June 4, 1935 in Alabama and was a salesman for Sunshine Dog Food. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. and a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Bill Harper, Bro. Ray Hoggard and Bro. Ronnie Stevens 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 of 51 years – Jessie Strickland, Red Bay, Al.; two daughters – Valerie Morrow (Chris) and Carol Reynolds (David), all of Red Bay, Al.; five grandchildren – Dana Robinson (Joey), Paige Thorne (Trenton), Cody Reynolds, Tyler Reynolds and McCayla Finley; four great-grandchildren – Tanner, Talli, Keiley and Peyton; two brothers – Norris Strickland and Delbert Strickland and one sister – Shirley Draddy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Flora Strickland and one sister, Nell Odell.

Pallbearers will be Cody Reynolds, Trenton Thorne, Joey Robinson, John Morrow, Howard Morrow and Robert Strickland. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Williams and Vance Stevens.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, September 6, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and 8-11 a.m. on Saturday.


JOE COLLUM

RED BAY, AL. – Joe “Bondo” Collum, 68, died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 18, 1944 in Mississippi and worked in auto body repair. He was a member of Red Bay Holy Church of Christ. Joe loved his cat, Harley.

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

Survivors are his wife – Nancy Collum, Red Bay, Al.; three children – Tony Collum, Lynn Leathers and Jennifer Cox; nine grandchildren – Emilie, Miranda, Sara, Will, Cody, Stacy, Jessica Harvey, Sophia and Lorelei and two sisters – Dot Murphy and Carolyn Johnston.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Collum and George Collum and a sister, Louise Collins.


RUBY MULLINS

VINA, AL. – Ruby L. Hester Mullins, 89, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Vina. She was born October 30, 1923 in Vina, Al. and was a factory worker for 40 years. She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Steve Ledbetter and Bro. Sam Abbott officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – James A. Mullins (Denise) Hobart, In.; one brother – B.B. Hester Jr., Vina, Al.; two grandchildren – Jackie “Gabi” Correll (James) and Chrissy Mullins (Michael Kmetz); two great-grandchildren – Andru Kmetz and Aidan Correll and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Mullins, her parents, Bryce Hester and Minnie Nelson Hester, one brother, Cecil Hester and four sisters, Syble Tharp, Charlene Moore, Virginia Throgmorton and Betty Jo Hester.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Wednesday.

OLLIE MAY MAYHALL

GOLDEN, MS. –
Ollie May Holcomb Mayhall, 96, died Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born December 12, 1916 in Tishomingo County, Ms. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Dean Warren and Bro. Ray Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Eunice Mayhall (Barbara) Golden, Ms.; two grandchildren – Sundra Sabine (David) Madison, Al. and Mark Mayhall (Kim) Fulton, Ms.; four great-grandchildren – Chris Sabine, Starkville, Ms., Noelle Sabine, Madison, Al. and Brody Mayhall and Abby Grace Mayhall, both of Fulton, Ms. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hancy Mayhall; her parents, Thomas Ira Holcomb and Deliah Pruitt Holcomb; an infant granddaughter, Wanda Mayhall; a great-grandson, Nick Sabine; three brothers, Noel Holcomb, Henry Holcomb and an infant brother and two sisters, Ethel Underwood and Arline Noel.

Pallbearers will be James Holcomb, Harold Holcomb, David Holcomb, Eucellis Underwood, Charles Mayhall and Roger Page.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Wednesday.

JESSIE RAY WHITE

VINA, AL. – Jessie Ray White, 49, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 17, 1964 in Red Bay, Al. He was a factory worker for 18 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. David Humphres and Bro. Ron Humphres officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three brothers – Kenneth White, Freddie White and Terry White; five sisters – Kathern Overton, Jewel Dean White, Evonne McCarley (Danny), Ivy Nell Pitts (Eugene) and Tina Morris; two sisters-in-law – Teresa White and Linda White and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Junior White, his mother, Ophelia White, three brothers, Dwight White, Leland White and Joseph White; a brother-in-law, L.D. Overton and a sister-in-law, Barbara Gail White.

Pallbearers will be Shannon McCarley, Matthew Overton, Michael Overton, Bradley Pitts, Bobby West and Jake West.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

SHIRLEY OLIVER

RED BAY, AL. – Shirley Ann Oliver, 72, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born January 5, 1941 in Red Bay, Al. She was a member of Community Center Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon on Friday, August 16, at Red Bay City Cemetery with Bro. Donald Raper Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband – George Michael Oliver, Red Bay, Al.; three children – Gina Raper (Donald) Madison, Al., Tony Horton (Lynette) and Tammy Duncan (Byron) all of Red Bay, Al.; seven grandchildren – Joseph Raper, Taira Dotson (Robert), Alyssa Horton, Anthony Horton, Mariah Horton, Tyler Duncan and Tiffany Thorne (Heath); four great-grandchildren – Kieli Dotson, Autumn Dotson, Jeremiah Thorne and Joshua Thorne; one sister – Ouida Hammock (Scotty) Red Bay, Al. and one brother – Jerry Davis, Red Bay, Al.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Norman Davis and Dezzie Works Davis.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Horton, Joseph Raper, Tyler Duncan, Heath Thorne and Robert Dotson.


JOHNNY JOHNSTON

BELMONT, MS. – Johnny Joseph Johnston, 47, died Monday, August 5, 2013 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Al. He was born August 16, 1965 in Russellville, Al. and was a Methodist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 8, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Mike Sparks and Christy Nieto 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 one daughter – Bethany Johnston Elrod (Josh) Belmont, Ms.; two grandchildren – Annabelle Elrod and JohnRoss Elrod; his mother – Betty Johnston Russell, Red Bay, Al.; two sisters – Elizabeth Kimbrough and Amanda Kimbrough, both of Red Bay, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Ross Johnston and Maxine Hale Johnston.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Green, Dale Barron, James Evetts, Barry Bostick, Isaiah Kimbrough and Jerry Kimbrough.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Thursday.

LILLIE MAE HARGETT

GOLDEN, MS. – Lillie Mae Collum Hargett, 96, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born April 16, 1917 in Alabama and was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Speedway Baptist Church, Memphis, Tn. She was an avid gardener and loved watching things grow. She was a loving wife, mother and the best Nanny in the world.

Services will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 7, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jack Maroon officiating.  Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Laverne Hargett Golden; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry G. Hargett and her son, James G. Hargett.

I.C. HOLLAND

GOLDEN, MS. – I.C. Holland, 84, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Iuka Hospital. He was born September 12, 1928 in Alabama and was a factory worker in the mobile home industry.  He was a member of Bethel Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 2, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Murlin Johnson and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Ricky Holland (Melissa) Red Bay, Al. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vara Lee Holland and his brothers and sister, James Holland, Howard Holland and Evalean Griffus.

Pallbearers will be Greg Kent, Kenny Kent, Faron Kent, Larry Kent, Gary Pharr and Kenneth Holland.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Friday.

RICKEY HARRIS

LEXINGTON, OK. – Rickey Madison Harris, 57, formerly of Red Bay, Al. died Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Oklahoma. He was born October 30, 1955 in Russellville, Al.  He was a truck driver for more than 20 years and was a Baptist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Steve Lindsay and David Corum officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Russellville, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his mother – Bertha Gober (Dorvan) Red Bay, Al.; daughter – Kristi Demonia, Red Bay, Al.; two sons – Steven Lee Harris, Houston, Tx. and Harley Warmath (Alexies) Biloxi, Ms.; grandmother – Sylvia Bentley, Red Bay, Al.; aunt – Jackie McCalpin; nephew – Jeff Wilemon and great-niece – Sydnee Wilemon.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilburn Harris; a sister, Debbie Wilemon; grandfather, James “Red” Bentley; grandmother, Myrtle Butler and his son-in-law, James Demonia.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Wilemon, Don McCalpin, Bobby McCalpin, Philip McCalpin, James McCalpin and Timothy McCalpin.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Thursday.

AILENE POWERS


VESTAVIA, AL -Loris Ailene Stanphill Powers, formerly of Corinth, MS, died July 19 at the age of 91. Ailene loved family, laughter and music of all kinds. Precious memories will last forever.

Graveside services will be Monday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS.  Bro. Ray Kirk will officiate.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Tucker of Vestavia, AL, her grandson Charles Tucker of Birmingham, her brother Edward Stanphill (Patsy) of Orlando, FL and many other loving family members.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 59 years, Refis Haven Powers, and by a grandson, David Brian Tucker.

KEISTA ENLOW

VINA, AL. – Keista Kelton Enlow, 34, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at North Ms. Medical Center. She was born February 24, 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio and was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro Jimmy Dale Sartain officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband – Alan Enlow; daughters – Katie Kelton and Kascidy Vinson; step-daughter – Marlie Enlow; son – Gaiten Enlow; mother – Debra Lovejoy; father – Marty Burney; step-mother – Tonya Burney; brothers – Shakane Burney (Kayla Russell-Burney) and Levi Burney; sisters – Mariah, Ashton & Hannah Burney and Brandy Currin and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gaige Kelton.

Pallbearers will be Shakane Burney, Nathan Kelton, Levi Burney, Eddie Burns, Ronald Vinson and Jerry Reed.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Tuesday.

BERNICE SWEENEY

GOLDEN, MS. – Bernice Holmes Sweeney II, 76, died Monday, July 15, 2013 at North Ms. Medical Center. He was born June 9, 1937 in Nashville, Tn. and was an Assistant Market Manager at Publix. He was a member of Golden Chapel United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Golden Chapel United Methodist Church with Bro. Donnie Riley officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Garden, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of 56 years – Evelyn Sweeney, Golden, Ms.; five children – Mary Evelyn Sweeney Diehl (Robert Alan), Martha Diane Diehl (Daryl R.) and Franklin Daune Sweeney (Jacqueline) all of Golden, Ms., Bernice Holmes Sweeney III (Mary Ann) Fairview, Ms. and Lisa Elaine Finch, Nashville, Tn.; eleven grandchildren – Michael Alexander Harland (Selina), Trudy Melissa Liadacker (Josh), Robert Alan Diehl Jr, Daryl Richard Diehl Jr. (Renee), William Junior Sweeney, Bernice Holmes Sweeney IV, (Stacy), April Pounders, Shondra Gail Blanton (Kyle), Nikki Kennedy (Kevin), Lynne Carranza (Anthony) and Tonya Alonso (Borris); great-grandchildren – Clayton, Savannah, Benjamin, Devin, Bryan, Molly, Richard, Emilee, Gracie, Sara, Zachary, Jacob, Randy, Mackenzie, Ariana, Anthony Jr., Sophia, Joshua, Aaron, Noah, Marissa and Clarissa; one brother – Willard Sweeney (Judy) and one sister – Juanita Garrell.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren – Heather Hammock and Michael Brian Sweeney Clement, three sisters, Imogene, Emmajune and Hazel and a brother, Douglas.

Pallbearers will be Benny Sweeney, Jay Sweeney, Bernie Sweeney, Joe Slayton, Cody Martin, John Brown, Rick Sweeney and Kyle Blanton. Honorary pallbearers will be Daryl Diehl and Robert Diehl.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Golden Chapel United Methodist Church and until service time on Thursday.

JIMMY A. MASSEY

RED BAY, AL – Jimmy A. Massey, 72, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at ECM Hospital.  He was born November 5, 1940 in Franklin County, AL to Marshall David and Geneva Inez Humphries Massey.  He was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at New Union Missionary Baptist Church. 

Services will be Sunday, June 30, at 4:30 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Greg Philamlee and Bro. Bobby Massey officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mayola Massey of Red Bay; four children-Mark Massey (Linda), Rhonda Hardin (Jimmy), Beverly Kennedy (Mike) and Jarod Massey (Kristin) all of Red Bay; ten grandchildren-Candi Weaver, Chasity Franks, Nathan Gray, Lauren Gray, Colt Hardin, Allie Kennedy, Alex Kennedy, Anna Kate Kennedy, Andrew Massey, and Addie Massey; two great grandchildren-Melee Weaver and Abryanna Franks; two sisters-Linda James and Kathy Coats (Harold); one brother-Bobby Massey; special family member-Freda Massey; host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister-Nella Jean Massey.

Pallbearers will be Joel Bolding, Gerald Collum, Larry Haithcock, Andrew Franks, Greg Strickland and Tony Massey. Honorary pallbearers will be Colt Hardin, Nathan Gray, Alex Kennedy and Andrew Massey.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, from 6-9 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church and will continue from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

JEFF BOLTON

GOLDEN, MS. – Jeff Bolton, 49, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 7, 1963 in Red Bay, Al. and was a construction worker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. with
Bro. Greg Allen 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 daughter – Maddie Bolton, Golden, Ms.; a son – Justin Roberts, Red Bay, Al.; parents – Ed and Barbara Bolton, Golden, Ms.; two sisters – Edwina Huffman (David), Belmont, Ms. and Jacqueline Kennedy, Fulton, Ms.; one niece – Madonna Pruitt (Cory) Vina, Al. and one great-nephew – Cohen Pruitt; Special friend-Sharon Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earnest & Lonie Bolton and Bernard & Jewel Nunley and a brother-in-law, Chuck Harris.

Pallbearers will be Ed Carroll, Cory Pruitt, Roy Umfress, David Huffman, Mark Nunley and Johnnie Weatherford.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.


DAVID THRASHER

RED BAY, AL. – David Timothy Thrasher, 48, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Red Bay. He was born July 30, 1964 in Russellville, Al. and was a production worker at Gates Rubber Co. for 29 years.  David was a member of Free Will Baptist Church and loved his church family and horses.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Free Will Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Steve Lindsay 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 wife – Judy Thrasher, Red Bay, Al.; his parents – Omer & Jackie Thrasher, Red Bay, Al.; a sister – Deborah Miller, Haleyville, Al.; brother – Jason Thrasher, Huntsville, Al.; nephews– Chase Miller, Haleyville, Al., Randy Ivy (Marianna) Red Bay, Al., Daryl & Jeremy Ivy, Cherokee, Al.; nieces – Katti Miller, Haleyville, Al., and Jennifer & Kristin Ivy, Sheffield, Al.; godchildren – Hannah and Morgan McKinney; brothers-in-law – Hugh Ivy (Andora) Red Bay, Al. and Jimmy Ivy (Lori) Sheffield, Al.

He was preceded in death by his father & mother-in-law – Chester & Maxine Ivy and his grandparents – Owen & Levada Mason and Cim & Leora Thrasher.

Pallbearers will be Reggie Holland, Radley Holland, Tim McKinney, Scotty Hardin, Mack Bullard and Eric Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Trulove, Benny Johnston, Steve Brown, Tim Hopkins, Luke Roberts, Billy Weatherbee, Wade Hutcheson, Jeff Clark, Steven Ables and Zane Pounds.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. He will lie in state 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at Free Will Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Free Will  Baptist Church, 1303 Highway 24 East, Red Bay, Al. 35582.


MATTIE MAPLES

HUNTSVILLE, AL. - Mattie Elizabeth Maples passed away in Sidney, New York on June 21, 2013 at the age of 91.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, at New Hope Funeral Home, New Hope, Al. to be followed at 11:00 a. m. by a memorial service with Carroll Sutton and Mike Johnson officiating.  A committal service will follow at Moon Cemetery, Owens Cross Roads, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband - Charles G. Maples to whom she was married in Owens Cross Roads, Al. on December 12, 1946; her daughter - Nancy Dibbell of New Berlin, NY.; her son - Chuck Maples of Sidney, NY; grandchildren - Kathryn Elizabeth Bailey, Daniel Bailey, Charles Bailey, Rachel Sharon Dibbell Ventura, Laura Kay Dibbell Brewer and Mattie Anne Dibbell;  two sons-in-law - Larry Bailey and David Dibbell and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Bailey, a sister, Altha Ikard and her parents, Grady and Mary Tabor.

LUCILLE LEATHERS

WINFIELD, AL – Annie Lucille Leathers, 89, died Friday,J une 14, 2013 in Winfield.  She was born April 3, 1924 in Tishomingo County, MS and was the daughter of the late William Roland Flanagan and Mary Elizabeth Croslin Flanagan. She was formerly of Red Bay and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Winfield. 

Services will be Tuesday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Sammy Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her sons-Marvin Lionel Leathers (Nancy) of Winfield, Myron Lynn Leathers of Winfield, William Cecil Leathers of Poplarville, MS and Anthony Wade Leathers (Cynthia) of Winfield; six grandchildren-Marvin Lionel Leathers, Jr. (Sally), Murray Taylor Leathers (Brittany), Justin Whitney Leathers (Kathy), Morgan Lacey Leathers, Abigail Denise Leathers, and Anthony Wade Leathers, Jr.; four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Junior Leathers, her daughter, Lucinda Leathers, her parents and thirteen brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 18, 9-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay.


EARLENE ELROD

TREMONT, MS. - Earlene Elrod, 87, died Monday, June 3, 2013 in the care of her family. She was born April 14, 1926 in Fulton, Ms. to the late Jesse & Mary M. Griffus. She married Cecil Elrod on April 11, 1941 in Vina, Al. They moved to Illinois in 1952 and she worked for over 20 years at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan working her way to assistant dietician.  In 1979, Cecil & Earlene retired to Tremont. They attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in Vina, Al. where Earlene served as a Sunday school teacher and volunteered in the nursery. She was always on the go, looking to help others in whatever way she could.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, Al. with  Bro. Billy Nichols & Bro. Matthew Haney officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her sons - Murvin Elrod, Zion, Il., Nelson Elrod (Glinda) Winthrop Harbor, Il., and Danny Joe Elrod, Zion, Il, seven grandchildren - Jim (Kris), Chris (Janet), Gary (Jennifer), Pat (Patricia), Joanna, Ashley (Jeffrey), Noah (Autumn); 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings -  Bill Griffus, J.W. Griffus (Cleo) and Birdie Mae Gann and her dear friend - Bill Warblow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Elrod, her daughter-in-law, Janet M. Elrod and numerous siblings.

Pallbearers will be Jim Elrod, Gary Elrod, Chris Elrod, Pat Elrod, Noah Elrod, and Nathan Elrod.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. She will lie in state 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

EDDIE W. BAIN

RED BAY, AL. – Eddie W. Bain, 63, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Helen Keller Hospital. He was born February 21, 1950 in Alabama and had been an employee of Tiffin Motor Homes for 17 years. He was a member of Community Center Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Strickland Cemetery, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jerome Key officiating.  Burial will be in Strickland Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Celena Kounelis (Chris) Vina, Al.; one granddaughter – Adalyn Kiraglen Kounelis; one sister – Laneice Bain, Red Bay, Al.; two nieces – Donna Thomason (Greg) Andalusia, Al. and Tina Cayson (Dennis) Red Bay, Al. and one great-niece – Samantha Mills.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo Bain and Hazel DeVaney Bain and three brothers, Hoyt Bain, Billy Bain and Jerry Bain.

 

Pallbearers will be Tommy Neill, Phil Gray, Toby Gray, Ricky Nichols, Greg Burgett and Dennis Cayson.

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

REBA M. WHITE

GOLDEN, MS. – Reba M. White, 83, died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born May 31, 1930 in Tishomingo County, Ms. and was a factory worker for more than 20 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Maud Cemetery, Cherokee, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Brenda Morgan, Golden, Ms.; two grandsons – Robert Haney and Robbie Burns, both of Golden, Ms.; three brothers – Owen Burns, Golden, Ms., Billy Gene Burns, Tremont, Ms. and Olen Burns, Olive Branch, Ms. and a special friend – Patty Scott.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Saturday.

EDNA MATHEWUS

RED BAY, AL. – Edna Mildred Mathewus, 87, died Monday, June 3, 2013 at her residence. She was born October 5, 1925 in Alabama and was a beautician. She was a member of Pentecostal Faith Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors are one sister – Pernie Cavender, Haleyville, Al.; special sister-in-law – Mae Baggett, Red Bay, Al.; three nephews – Randy Baggett and Chris Baggett (Laura) all of Red Bay, Al. and Arthur Baggett (Wanda) of Michigan; great-nieces & nephews – Adam & Anna Baggett, Red Bay, Al., Jason Baggett (Susan) of Michigan, Becky Nibert (Russell) Adrian, Mi. and Randi-Le Umfress (Tim) Vina, Al. and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Mathewus, her parents, Austin & Sarah Baggett, three sisters, Madge Humphres, Pauline Horton and Hazel Horton and one brother, Elvin Baggett.

Pallbearers will be Randy Baggett, Arthur Baggett, Chris Baggett, Adam Baggett, Jason Baggett and James Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Wednesday.


JAMES ABSTON

VINA, AL – James Abston, 77, of Vina, AL passed away June 2, 2013, at Red Bay Hospital.  He was born June 21, 1935 in Nashville, TN, the son of Haskell Eudell and Ethel Landrum Abston.  He was the husband of Lula McKinney Abston for 56 years.  Mr. Abston was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bryan Abston.  He was a member of Vina First Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Mr. Abston was a graduate of Hillsboro High School in 1953.  After graduation, he enrolled at Belmont University and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  Although he graduated and was ready to become a teacher, he felt he was called to become a minister.  Mr. Abston enrolled in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. and graduated in 1961.  After becoming a teacher and pastor, he returned to college and obtained a Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of North Alabama.  He accepted his role as pastor at West End Baptist Church, while attending Belmont University.  Throughout his ministry he became the pastor at Trinity Chapel in Elizabethtown, KY, Cottontown Baptist Church, Cottontown, TN, Belgreen Baptist Church, Belgreen, AL and retired from ministry at Spruce Pine Baptist Church, Spruce Pine, AL.  He devoted his life to ministry for over 50 years.  While fulfilling those duties as a pastor, he also worked for the Red Bay News for approximately 30 years as a photographer, staff writer, and had his own weekly column entitled, “Profiles”.  Mr. Abston also had a love for teaching.  He taught at Vina High School, Vina, AL, for 26 years.  He taught high school English and was the school’s Title I teacher.  Mr. Abston also held other duties throughout his life time such as; a member of the navy reserve, worked for the State of Kentucky in the Department of Welfare, worked for the Baptist Sunday School Board in Nashville, TN, Chairman of the Franklin County Human Resources, and was President of the Franklin County Teacher Association.  He was also a member of the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association.  Most importantly he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Mr. Abston is survived by his wife, Lula Abston; children-Barbara Kay (Allen), Lynette James (Jerry) and Billy Abston; grandchildren-Leslie Russell (Jason), Deanna Hester (Chris), Heather Schwartz (Meyer), Jill Abston, Neesha Scott (Derek), Emily Hagood (John), Katie James, and Sara Gillentine (Joseph); thirteen great grandchildren; sister-Barbara Abston Lamb (Clarence); and many aunts, nieces, cousins and friends.

The viewing for Mr. Abston will be held at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL on June 3 from 6-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Vina First Baptist Church on June 4 beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ray Kirk and Bro. Larry Dover officiating.  The body will lie in state at the church from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Vina, AL.

Pallbearers will be Andy Cansler, Kent Walker, Sammy Taylor, Eddie Wix, Michael Moomaw, Marshal Rogers, Zollie McKinney and Curtis Sutton.

The family requests donations be made in his memory to Vina First Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Gideons. 


JOY EUGENE SPENCER

RED BAY, AL. – Joy Eugene Spencer, 85, died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Helen Keller Hospital. He was born February 28, 1928 in Alabama to Oscar and Teeny Jackson Spencer.  He was a veteran of the US Army serving in occupied Germany.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sons-Ronnie Spencer (Diane) of Wesson, MS and Don Spencer (Denise) of Red Bay; one daughter-Donna Rogers (Randy) of Vina; five grandchildren-Justin Spencer and Julie McGee both of Wesson, MS; Isaac and Anna Belle Spencer both of Red Bay and Jonathon Rogers of Vina; Five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; his caregiver-Donna Burks.

He was preceded in death by his wife-Juanita Quinn Spencer; his parents; three brothers-J.W. Spencer, Billy Spencer and Junior Spencer; and one sister-Louise Creekmore.

Pallbearers will be Joey Allen, Jon Taylor, Eddie Blunt, Tony Rogers, Wayne Allen, Isaac Spencer and Jonathon Rogers.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 2, and until service time Monday at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.


VERNON C. BLACKBURN, SR.

AURORA, IL. – Vernon C. Blackburn, Sr., 73, died Monday, May 27, 2013 in Naperville, Ill. He was born September 7, 1939 in Vina, AL. He was a member of the Boiler Makers Union for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working around in the yard.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. W.D. Humphres officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.                                                                                   

Survivors are his children – Alison Durham (James) of Florida, Vernon C. Blackburn and Calvin Blackburn, both of Aurora, Ill.; two grandchildren – Courtney and Haley Blackburn, both of Middleburg, FL, five brothers – Marshall, J.C., Freddie, Kyle and R.C. Blackburn; four sisters – Letha Beaty, Mary Spencer, Virlie Hardin and Shirley Morrow and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Blackburn in 2000, his parents, Charnel and Clistie Holland Blackburn, two brothers, William and Charley Blackburn and two sisters, Elatrice Pounders and Anita Vargas.


BARBARA DILLARD

LAKELAND, TN. – Barbara Ann Dillard, 72, died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at her residence. She was born October 7, 1940 in Belmont to Ethel and Letha Dell Ozbirn Franks.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Harold Ozbirn 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 52 years-Fred Dillard; daughter-Kimberly Dillard; two sons-Mike Dillard and Kevin Dillard (Mandy); seven grandchildren-Shara Allison (Jason), Patrick Mansell, Drew Dillard, Angel Dillard, Christian Dillard, Lexi Dillard and Nolan Dillard; one great grandson-Jax Allison; one sister-Pam Jinkins (Bill); two nephews-Tyler Jinkins and Cassey Jinkins.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents-Ethel and Letha Dell Ozbirn Franks.

Visitation will be 11-2, Tuesday, May 21, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.


ICIE STEVENS

RED BAY, AL. – Icie Mae Stevens, 88, died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born July 29, 1924 in Alabama. She was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church in Red Bay.

 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Greg Philamlee and Gerald Collum officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are her husband-Junior Stevens of Red Bay; three children-Roger McCollum of Hamilton, AL, David McCollum (Diana) of Lancaster, CA, and Geary McCollum (Holly) of Red Bay; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters-Mary Nell Hammock (Jim) of Tuscumbia, AL and Linda Faye Dill of Russellville, AL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband-William S. McCollum.

Pallbearers will be Matthew McCollum, William Adam McCollum, Greg McCollum, Patrick McCollum, Robert Wanless and Josh McCollum.

 

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

STEVEN CRISWELL

RED BAY, AL. – Steven Ray Criswell, Sr., 62, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born February 27, 1951 in Alabama to Allen and Opal Dees Criswell.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay and a veteran of the US Army serving during Vietnam.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are his wife Donna Criswell of Red Bay; two sons-Todd Criswell of Jacksonville, FL and Stevie Criswell of Birmingham; two sisters-Paulette Massey (Jimmy) and Patty Long (Jeff); two brothers-Chuck Criswell (Terri) and Wayne Criswell (Terri).

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-Roger Criswell.


Pallbearers will be Bradley Long, Brandon Long, Larry Brooks, Johnny Burks, Jeff Long and Josh Scott.

 

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.


RAY ASHLEY

RED BAY, AL. – Ray Ashley, 82, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born November 15, 1930 in Mississippi to George and Jean Prestage Ashley.  He was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Wrangler as a mechanic.

 

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Gerald Collum and Bro. Greg Philamlee officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are his wife of 61 years-Joyce Ashley of Red Bay; one son-Johnny Ashley (Wilma) of Red Bay; one daughter-Jeanie Ashley of Red Bay; grandson-Glendon Ashley; four great grandchildren-Chyenne Ashley, Duane Hughes, Glen Ashley and Tre Ashley; one sister-Ida Oliver of Tupelo.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters-Pearl Ashley, Ervin Ashley, Estelle Bostick, Leona Garrison, Dewey Ashley, Alfred Ashley, Pertie Ashley and Virginia Pendergraph.

Pallbearers will be Otis Boyd, Jerry Hagood, Edwin Oliver, Michael Gresham, Robbie Hall and Daryl Ivy.  Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Hamm and Randy Boyd.

 

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

ANNIE MILLER

 

RED BAY, AL. – Annie D. Miller, 97, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 6, 1915 in Rienzi, Ms. and was a homemaker.

 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jason Anderson and Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Hinkle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Rienzi, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are three sons – Jim Miller (Peggie) Red Bay, Al., Don Miller (Vickie) Mattoon, Il. and John Miller, Otascadero, Ca.; three daughters – Marie Anderson, Cooter, Mo., Nelda McIntyre (Bill) Michie, Tn. and Charlotte Winstead (Jim) Steele, Mo.; one sister – Lala Moore, Corinth, Ms.; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Earl Miller, a son-in-law, Sidney Richard “Buddy” Anderson, a grandson, Randy Douglas Anderson, a great-granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Jenkins, her parents, Robert Franklin Rider and Alice Ophelia Dees Rider, two brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Bill McIntyre, Tim Miller, Bruce Miller, Zachary Miller and Nathan Miller.

 

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

JULIAN JACKSON

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL. – Julian Thomas Jackson, 89, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1923 in Belmont, Mississippi and was an American History teacher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in World War II in which he flew 53 bombing missions. He credited the Tuskegee Airmen for giving him the coverage to make it home.

 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Mark White officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are his wife of 68 years – Nell Jackson, Muscle Shoals, Al.; one son – Julian Mark Jackson, Spanish Fort, Al. and one grandson – Robert Mark Jackson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Alexander Jackson and Ollie Pearl Kaiser Jackson, three brothers, Clyde Jackson, Horace Jackson and Freddie Jackson and two sisters, Mary Francis Bostick and Bernice McDowell.


MELANIE GEORGE

VINA, AL. – Melanie Dawn George, 40, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born January 30, 1973 in Alabama.  She was a cosmetologist for 5 years.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with 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 her husband-Donnie George of Vina; two daughters-Morgan Davis and Madison Davis both of Vina; one son-Brandon George (Lindi) of Red Bay; her mother-Carolyn Haithcock of Red Bay; her father-Jerry Haithcock of Vina; one sister-Tina Stults (Keith) of Hackleburg, AL; one grandson-Andon Collum; two nephews-Corey Stults (Amy) and Connor Stults; one great nephew-Kyle Stults; her grandmother-Agnes Raper of Red Bay.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents-Arlie and Dicie Haithcock and her grandfather-Oscar Raper.

 

Pallbearers will be Chuck Bullock, Mark Bullock, Zack Hall, Taylor Hamilton, Connor Stults and Brandon George.

 

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time Tuesday.


KEITH CREDILLE

 

RED BAY, AL. – Keith Credille, 48, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born September 1, 1964 in Russellville, Al. and was a truck driver for 27 years.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Trinity Assembly of God, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Chad O’Brian and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of the arrangements.

 

Survivors are one sister – Nell Alexander (Robert) Corinth, Ms.; four nieces – Breanna Alexander, Charlie Wood, Amanda Dudley and Shonie Carter; one nephew – Brandon Bishop; six great-nephews and two great-nieces.

 

Pallbearers will be Bruce Stewart, Mark Horn, Pat Horn, Cory Tate, Jamie Epperson, Jeff Cox, Gary Reeves and Brent Robinson.

 

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Trinity Assembly of God, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Thursday.

WANDA FITTS

 

RED BAY, AL. – Wanda Fitts, 61, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 4, 1951 in Russellville, Al. and was a nurse for Dr. Kevin Kelly for 25 years. She was a member of Free Will Baptist Church, Red Bay, Al.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 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.

 

Survivors are one son – Thomas Long Jr., New York, N.Y.; four sisters and brothers – Janet Wright, Danny Garrison, Cindy Mayo and Stevie Garrison and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Fitts, a daughter, Belinda Kaye Long and her parents, Glover and Nople Garrison.

 

Pallbearers will be Josh Garrison, Richard Blanton, Ethan Blanton, Alex Gist, Joel McCalpin and Dr. Kevin Kelly.

 

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Thursday.

CHARLES STACY

 

GOLDEN, MS – Charles Ray Stacy, 52, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 18, 1960 in Red Bay.

 

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Terry Parrish officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are two brothers-Orville Stacy (Betsy) of Holly Springs, MS and Ellis Stacy (Shelia) of Golden; two sisters-Mary Dyer of Red Bay and Violet Bishop (Evan) of Vina, AL; several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Velon Augustus and Vella Florine Reese Stacy; one brother-Arthur Stacy; grandparents-Archie and Maude Reese and Orville and Ethel Stacy.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Lindley, Mike McDowell, Brandi Gentry and Liza Renfroe.

 

TOMMY RAY

GOLDEN, MS – Tommy Lee Ray, 68, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 22, 1945.  He was a member of Pineville Baptist Church and was the former butcher for Big Star in Red Bay.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. David Ray officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are his wife of 46 years-Betty Ray of Golden; three children-Tunya Scott (Ronald), Terry Ray (Tracy) and Angie Ray all of Golden; seven grandchildren-Jonathan Scott (Cady), Kayla Humphries (Dallas), Brittany Scott, Brock Ray, Zeke Lofton, Chloe Lofton, and Ben Lofton; three great granddaughters-Macie Humphries, Alli Beth Scott and Addison Scott; three brothers-Doug Ray (Rebecca), Jimmy Ray (Helen) and David Ray (Debbie); several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents-Rev. Eugene and Ruble Grissom Ray and one sister-Glenda Ledbetter.

 

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Scott, Brock Ray, Stephen Ray, Zeke Lofton, Ben Lofton and Jeff Stephens.

 

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and until service time Tuesday.

 

REBA M. TAYLOR

 

RED BAY, AL. – Reba M. Taylor, 97, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born February 19, 1916 in Franklin County, Al. and was a homemaker.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are one daughter – Tommie Fowler (Horace) Red Bay, Al.; five grandchildren-Carl Fowler (Karen), Craig Fowler (Sarah) and Jonathan Taylor, all of Red Bay, Al., Larissa Miller (Rick) Hernando, Ms. and Tracie Swartz (Jeremy) Atlanta, Ga.; eight great-grandchildren – Katie, Jessica and Logan Fowler, Kara, Brett and Brock Miller, Timothy and Madison Taylor and one daughter-in-law- Edith Taylor, Red Bay, Al.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Andrew Taylor, a son, Vernon Matthew Taylor, her parents, William McKinney and Doskie Strickland McKinney and nine brothers and sisters.

 

Pallbearers will be Carl Fowler, Craig Fowler, Rick Miller, Jon Taylor, Timothy Taylor and Ryan Boyd.

 

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

RAYFORD SEAHORN

 

RED BAY, AL. – James Rayford Seahorn, 54, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Red Bay. He was born April 20, 1958 in Alabama and was a salesperson for 30 years. He was a past member of the Red Bay City Council, a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church and a Mason in Burleson Lodge #143 in Red Bay.

 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. A.H. Akins 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 two children – Ryan Seahorn and Jordan Seahorn (Melissa) all of Red Bay, Al.; one grandchild – Gunner Seahorn; his mother – Jeraldine Seahorn, Red Bay, Al.; one brother – Keith Seahorn (Sarah) Red Bay, Al.; two sisters – Donna Malone (Tim) Glade Springs, Va. and Dianna McCollum (David) Lancaster, Ca. and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Seahorn, a brother, Randy Seahorn and a sister-in-law, Jo Ann Seahorn.

 

Pallbearers will be Adam Seahorn, Brian Seahorn, Chris Seahorn, Ricky Donald, Kyle Palmer and Clint Holcombe.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

AGNES CONWILL

 

TREMONT, MS. – Agnes “Ma Ag” Conwill, 84, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the North Ms. Medical Center. She was born November 7, 1928 in Tremont, Ms. and was retired from Genesco. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of God.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Todd Kemp and Bro. Harold Ozbirn officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are three children – Phillip Ray (Joann) and Pat Parrish (Larry) all of Tremont, Ms. and Kim Farrar (Mark) Fulton, Ms.; a step-daughter – Vickie Cook (Ron) Tremont, Ms.; two grandchildren – Tim Parrish (Ann) and Lori Henson (Phil); four great-grandchildren – Rusty Parrish, Abby Parrish, Madison Woodruff and Emily Henson; three step-grandchildren – Carson, Cullen and Steven Cook and sister-in-law - Sue Conwill.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Conwill, a son, Russ Conwill, her parents, Zollie Pounders and Ophia Russell Pounders, one brother and one sister.

 

Pallbearers will be Delane Earnest, Robert Patterson, Tim Parrish, Phil Henson, Rusty Parrish and Kenneth Pounders. Honorary pallbearers will be Madison Woodruff and Abby Parrish.

 

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Friday.

 

BRYAN REESE

 

RED BAY, AL. – Bryan Keith Reese, 22, died Friday, April 5, 2013 in Oneonta, AL. He was born July 30, 1990.  He was on the media team at “The Basement” ministry in Birmingham, AL and was a member of the youth staff for Free Life Worship Center.  While living in Red Bay, he worked with Grace Community Fellowship and Trinity Assembly of God.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Trinity Assembly of God, Red Bay, AL. with Bro. David Kelley, Pastor Tony Darracott, Pastor Jeff Stanford and Bro. T. J. Hursh officiating.  Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are his mother-Lisa Pharr (Dennis) of Golden; his father-Keith Reese of Red Bay; three sisters-Shala Reese, Whitney Reese and Stephenie Reese; a niece-Kimberly Hux; and his grandparents-Ronnie and Alline Reese.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother-Carolyn Phillips.

 

Pallbearers will be his family members.

 

Visitation will be 6-10 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Trinity Assembly of God and until service time Tuesday.

 

The family requests donations to “Under the Cross” Ministry, c/o Trinity Assembly of God.

 

 

 

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