Our Obituaries

Zebbie Dee Overstreet

November 23, 1929 - June 26, 2017

Zebbie D. Overstreet, age 87 of Montgomery, AL, was born November 23, 1929 and passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017.In 1975, he was one of the founders of Excellence, Inc. in Madison, Alabama, which is an ambulance/rescue vehicle manufacturing plant that is still in operation today. Mr. Overstreet has been a resident of Montgomery for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby M....
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Jo Chambers Guthrie

November 4, 1926 - June 22, 2017

GUTHRIE, Annie Jo Chambers, 90, a Montgomery resident, died Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lettie Dillard Chambers; her husband, Henry Guthrie; her son Glen Weldon; her sister, Helen Beasley; and her brother, Bob Chambers. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 10:30 AM, at Eastmont Baptist Church, followed by her Funeral Service at 11:30...
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Billy Glenn Hataway

February 11, 1944 - June 21, 2017

Billy Glenn Hataway, age 73, of Montgomery, AL, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and he was a longtime member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Hataway enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenda and Rex Hataway; and son, Michael Hataway. Survivors include his wife, Mary...
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Elliot L. Stevens

April 11, 1948 - June 21, 2017

Rabbi Elliot L. Stevens, soulmate, best friend, loving and devoted husband of Sandy Lynn Stevens and Rabbi at Temple Beth Or in Montgomery, died on June 21, 2017 after a heroic bout with pancreatic cancer. Aside from his wife of 21 years, Rabbi Stevens is survived by his daughter, Sara Zur (Yonah); son, Daniel (Amanda); daughters, Alexandra Eden and Anna Cutter (David); and six grandchildren;...
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Linda Causey Strickland

May 13, 1964 - June 21, 2017

Linda Causey Strickland, of Prattville, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday June 21, 2017, at the age of 53. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed being on the lake. Linda especially treasured being a "LaLa" to her Granddaughter.She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Causey.Linda is survived by her husband, Gary Strickland; son, Alex (Brooke) Payson; daughter, Hayden...
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Annie Frances Simmons

February 6, 1931 - June 20, 2017

Annie 'Frances' Simmons passed away at her home in Montgomery, Alabama on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 86. Frances was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially homemade biscuits.Frances is preceded in death by her parents, three siblings and infant daughter. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Lee Colquett and Betty Brunson; daughter,...
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Margaret Olive Cannon Jones

December 31, 1926 - June 18, 2017

Margaret Olive Cannon Jones, 90 and known to all as MO, died June 18, 2017. Born December 31, 1926, she was the second of 4 children of Tom and Ivy McCabe Cannon. She graduated from St. Mary of Loretto in 1944, and married John Henry Jones in November 1949. She retired from Hill, Hill Carter on her 65th birthday but returned one day a week for 15 more years. Widowed in 1993, she was a busy...
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Alfred Lee Reynolds

December 20, 1937 - June 18, 2017

Alfred Lee Reynolds, age 79 of Montgomery, AL, was born on December 20, 1937 in Lakeland, Florida and passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Mr. Reynolds and his wife, Johnnie, came to Montgomery from California in 1968. He was a successful business man for over 60 years, and he was a member of Perry Hill Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cisciro and Stella...
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Luis Rafael Ponce-Pellot

September 9, 1930 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Jackie Randall Wilson

May 14, 1956 - June 15, 2017

Jackie Randall Wilson, 61, of Montgomery passed away on June 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Tonya Wilson; son, Randy Wilson; stepchildren, Christopher Vassas, Chance Vassas, and Sheyanne Vassas.He is preceded in death by his parents and 6 brothers and one sister.Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 12:00 until with graveside service at Forest Hills...
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Billy Columbus Moody

August 6, 1948 - June 14, 2017

Billy Moody, 68, of Montgomery, AL passed away on June 14, 2017. He loved hunting, fishing, and working on his land. Billy also enjoyed watching Alabama football, playing cards, shooting pool, and he loved being with his Momma. Billy is survived by his children, Patricia (Lee) Berrey, Michelle Moody, Billie Renae Pitts, Chris Moody, and Jason Moody; grandchildren, Thomas Berrey, Katelyn Berrey,...
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Lucy Jones Bricken

April 2, 1928 - June 14, 2017

Lucy Jones "Sunshine" Bricken, wife of Reese H. Bricken, died at home on June 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Reese; four children, Sally (Steve) Breedlove, Eddie (Karen) Thompson, Irby (Anne) Thompson, and Bobby Thompson; 12 grandchildren and their spouses; and 24 great-grandchildren; and by her life time friend, Wilhemina Jackson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward...
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Riley H. Cobb

January 20, 1938 - June 13, 2017

Riley H. Cobb, age 79 of Montgomery, AL, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was an Army Veteran, and he retired from U.S. Geological Survey after 27 years of service. Mr. Cobb was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley A. and Marie H. Cobb; and a brother, W. Harold Cobb. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Patricia L. Cobb; children, Cheri C. Metts (Todd), William R. Cobb; grandchildren,...
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Melvin Natalis Romeo

September 7, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Melvin N. Romeo Jr., of Quinton, AL, passed away on June 12, 2017.He was preceded in death by his Parents, Melvin N. Romeo Sr. and Elvin Romeo; and three sons, Ford Romeo, David Romeo, and John Scott Romeo.Melvin is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Romeo; son, Jeff Romeo (Sharon); and grand-daughters, Meagan Romeo and Nicole Romeo. A Visitation will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 10...
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Jesse Paul Pritchett

October 5, 1938 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Erma Jean Love

September 16, 1922 - June 10, 2017

Erma Jean Love, age 94 of Montgomery, AL, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born and raised in Vinita, Oklahoma. For about six and a half years, Mrs. Love lived in Dallas, Texas where she worked in the war plants with her husband during WWII. Montgomery, Alabama became her home of 70 years, and there she enjoyed and deeply cared for her family. On April 19, 1986, she was preceded in...
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David Franklin Prince

December 28, 1939 - June 10, 2017

Mr. David Franklin Prince entered into rest at home on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after a courageous three-year battle with esophageal cancer. Mr. Prince was born in Lee County, AL on December 28, 1939, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McIntyre Prince. He graduated in the Class of 1958 from Columbus (GA) High School. He attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in...
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Charles Leslie Brassell

February 26, 1933 - June 9, 2017

Charles Leslie Brassell was born in Montgomery, AL February 26, 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nelson Brassell, Sr. He was the owner of Asphalt Contractors, Inc. for forty-four years and was a very successful business man. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and grew up in the Highland Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Henry L. Lyon as pastor. He was a founder of McGehee Road Baptist Church. He...
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Annie Laurie Bonnett

January 11, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Annie Laurie Bonnett, 92, of North Port, Alabama, touched the face of God, on June, 9, 2017. She is survived by her son , Glenn Bonnett, his wife Cheryl Bonnett; grandsons, Matt Bonnett (Krystine), Mitch Bonnett (Kelley), Max Bonnett(Ashley Tuck, Mike Bonnett, Eddie Bonnett, Richard Bonnett, and Micah Bush (Krystle); great -granddaughters, Emmy Rae Bonnett, Payton Bonnett, and Heather Bonnett;...
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Betty Jean Roton

November 18, 1931 - June 9, 2017

Betty Jean Beck Roton, 85, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 18, 1931 to Maudie E. Hall Beck and Thomas Duncan Beck, Sr. She grew up in Mount Carmel, Alabama, and graduated from Highland Home School. Betty was happily married to Frank Lewis Roton for 42 years. They were members of the Hope Hull United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her...
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Conrad Wayne Richardson

November 29, 1965 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Jerrett Williams

December 11, 1945 - June 8, 2017

Jerrett Ealon Williams of Montgomery, Alabama passed away 11:50 pm on June 7,2017 after a long battle with stage 4 lung cancer. He was 71 years old. He requested no visitation and no funeral service. Immediate family will gather to say goodbye at his burial. He will be buried at Leak Memory in Montgomery, Alabama. Pallbearers to include: Dennis Holt, Jamie Williams, John Williams, Donnie Williams...
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Betty Jane Smith

February 13, 1944 - June 7, 2017

Betty Jane Smith, 73, a resident of Montgomery, AL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 7, 2017. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 3:00PM - 4:00PM at Eastwood Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will begin at 4:00PM. Burial will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:00AM at Sunrise Memorial Park in Greenville, AL. Betty was a loving, caring and devoted mother and...
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Jean F. Piecki

September 4, 1934 - June 7, 2017

Jean Fowler Piecki, 82, a lifetime resident of Montgomery, passed into eternity, on June 7, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.She is preceded in death by her husband, John Anthony Piecki; grandson, John William Piecki, and her parents, Estree Fowler and Myrtle Russell Fowler. She is survived by her son, Carl A Piecki and wife, Kathleen M Piecki; grandson, Eric W. Piecki; step-grandson...
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Joseph Lawrence Reese

May 9, 1945 - June 7, 2017

On June 7, 2017, at the age of 72, Joseph L. Reese, Sr. departed this life, joining in Heaven his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and re-uniting with his beloved wife, Ann, who preceded him in death just 15 months earlier. Joe was a native of Montgomery, having graduated Lanier High School in 1964. Four years later he received his bachelors degree from the University of Alabama. Upon graduating UA...
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Steve Sims

October 4, 1954 - June 5, 2017

Charles "Steve" Sims, 62, died Monday, June 5, 2017. Visitation will be held Monday, June 12, 2017, at 1 PM, at Pintlala Baptist Church, followed by his Funeral Service at 2 PM, with Rev. Gary Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Lapine. Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Eloise Kelly Sims. He is survived by his father, James Sims; sons, Stephen...
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Marilyn McAnally Tyus

October 15, 1944 - June 5, 2017

Marilyn McAnally Tyus, age 72 of Montgomery, AL, was born on October 15, 1944 and passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017.She worked in Civil Service at Maxwell Air Force Base and retired in December of 2015 after 43 years of service. Mrs. Tyus was a member of First Baptist Church of Montgomery. She was an animal lover who also enjoyed studying genealogy, caring for others, and gardening. Mrs. Tyus...
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Evelyn Jean Davis

December 16, 1934 - June 4, 2017

Evelyn Jean Davis, 82, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the age of 82.Evelyn, or "Maw Maw" as everyone called her, enjoyed cooking, gardening, taking care of her family, and best of all, babies. She loved being a Military wife and traveling the world with the love of her life; her husband of 60 years, Garland Davis.She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and...
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Robert R. Smyly

March 5, 1927 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Marie Hall Jones Pepper

July 19, 1924 - June 3, 2017

Marie Hall Jones Pepper, 92, died on June 3, 2017 at her home on Wares Ferry Road. She was born July 19, 1924 in Montgomery, Alabama to Lillie Bell Brown and Hardie Benjamin Hall. She was one of four Hall sisters, a succession of beauties that included Loisa Myrtlene Hall, Eula Lurene Hall Johnson, and Lillie Mae Hall Miller, all of whom preceded her in death. In 1942, she and Fred Winton Jones...
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Mary Lucile Hines

January 26, 1918 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Naomi Etta Stephens Thompson

October 24, 1925 - June 2, 2017

Naomi Stephens Thompson, age 91, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. Mrs. Thompson had worked at First Alabama/Regions Bank until retirement. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her beloved family. She also had a tender heart for her many pets through the years. She was a member of Dalraida Church of Christ. Mrs. Thompson was...
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Evelyn Foster Parsons

July 15, 1927 - June 1, 2017

Evelyn Foster Parsons, 89, from Montgomery, went home to be with Jesus, on June 1, 2017. She is survived by her daughter: Linda Hartsfield, two grandchildren, Dena Lynn Pyle (Darren), Rodney Hartsfield (Apreill), and 4 great grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Carl C. Parsons; parents John and Flora Foster, 1 brother and 2 sisters.Visitation will be held on Saturday...
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Billy James Payton

February 11, 1936 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Gloria Hayden Jones Azar

January 9, 1926 - May 30, 2017

Gloria Hayden Jones Azar, 91, a resident of Montgomery, died peacefully Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Baptist Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2 pm at St. Bede Catholic Church with Father Alex Valladares presiding. Burial will follow in St. Margaret's / Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Azar is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 63 years,...
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Marvin Carroll

April 27, 1937 - May 30, 2017

Marvin Carroll, 80, passed away on May 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Branch Carroll and Mary Powell Carroll. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Georgia Graham Carroll; daughter, Margaret (Bill) Lamkin; son, William (Laura) Carroll; three grandchildren, Ella Carroll, John Benjamin Carroll, & Georgia Carroll; twin brother, Ben (Pat) Carroll; & sister, Mary...
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Vivian M. Reed

November 22, 1934 - May 29, 2017

Vivian M. Reed of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on May 29, 2017, at the age of 82. She loved gardening and cooking. Vivian worked many years in Food Service at Catoma Elementary. She adored her little dogs, especially Dixie. Vivian enjoyed spending weekends at The Alabama River and was often seen riding her lawnmower down there.She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. Reed; two sons,...
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Debbie Guthrie

November 10, 1961 - May 29, 2017

Debbie Guthrie, age 55 of Montgomery, AL, was born November 10, 1961 and passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Leak Memory Chapel with Reverend Stan Holt officiating. The burial will follow at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery. The family will accept friends from 9:30-11:00 AM, prior to the service. Debbie was a graduate of Hooper...
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Joe Harmon Rodgers

November 23, 1925 - May 26, 2017

Joe Harmon Rodgers, 91, of Montgomery, Alabama began his first day in eternity on Friday, May 26, 2017. Mr. Rodgers was born on November 23, 1925 in Crenshaw County, Alabama to Will Rodgers and Carlie Kimbrough. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Rodgers, his sister Sarah Rodgers, his brother Ray Rodgers (Martha), his brother Drew Rodgers (Annie) and his son Mark Rodgers ...
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Catherine Suzan Kelley

September 26, 1964 - May 25, 2017

Catherine Suzan Kelley, age 52 of Montgomery, AL, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Dean Kelley; children, Devin Kelley, Brandon Kelley, Sarah Kelley; grandchildren, Colt Kelley, Bentley Hanger; brother, William Sattari; and her parents, Hamid and Suzzie Sattari. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com.
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John David Mundt

January 23, 1951 - May 22, 2017

John David Mundt, Jr., aged 66, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017. Born January 23, 1951 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. John was the son of the late John David Mundt, Sr. and Dorothy Allen Mundt. John graduated from the American Community School in Beirut, Lebanon and Auburn University, where he was a member of the Naval ROTC. He was then commissioned into the Navy as an Officer where he...
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Wallace Ray Money

November 12, 1943 - May 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Marcia B. Crawford

December 7, 1935 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Eben Campbell Shaffer

March 5, 1938 - May 19, 2017

Eben Campbell "Cam" Shaffer, Jr age 79, passed away on May 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eben Campbell "Dick" and Mary Jane Shaffer; his beloved - daughter, Larua Campbell Shaffer. He is survived by his son, Bartlet "Bart" T. Shaffer (Donna) of Montgomery; grandchildren, Alexa Campbell Shaffer and Evan Taylor Shaffer; his great-granddaughter,...
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Henry S. Durham

January 4, 1931 - May 19, 2017

Dr. Henry S. Durham, Jr., age 86 of Montgomery, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty years, Martha Edge Durham; his parents, Henry S. Durham, Sr., and Marguerite Woodell Durham; and his sister, Mary Anne Jackson. He is survived by his children, David Durham (Susan), and Carol Sprouse (Gordon); his grandchildren, Philip Durham and Laurelyn...
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William Pickett Davidson

September 1, 1924 - May 19, 2017

William Pickett "Pick" Davidson, Jr.September 1, 1924 - May 18, 2017Born in Mobile, long time Montgomery resident, Pick Davidson died peacefully at his home Friday morning. He is survived by his children, Rebecca Wilson (Mike) of Montgomery, Susan Geddie (Bob) of Montgomery and Bill Davidson (Sally) of Birmingham. He had seven grandchildren, David Wilson (Kelli); (Allen) and Laura...
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Mary Claire Carden

August 1, 1922 - May 19, 2017

Mary Claire Carden, born August 1, 1922, passed through Heaven's Gate on Friday, May 19, 2017. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. at Leak Memory Chapel, with a Celebration of Life service beginning at 11:00a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mary Claire is joyous in her reunion with her life-long friend and husband Bill Carden; her sisters, Myrtle...
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Robert H. Anders

December 10, 1946 - May 18, 2017

Chaplain/Pastor Robert (Bob) Anders, Jr went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edith Anders. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol Anders; his aunt Deanie Heflin; his brother William (Nina) Anders; his two sisters Pat (Doug) Bastendorf, Donna (Tommy) Seedorf; eleven nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins. ...
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Orville James Birge

May 13, 1934 - May 17, 2017

Orville J. Birge, Sr., 83, of Monroeville, passed away at 8:30 PM, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Montgomery, AL. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 22, 2017 at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery with Reverend Winston brooks officiating. The family will accept friends from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Leak Memory Chapel. O.J. was born in Drumwright, OK on May 13, 1934 to Fred and Ethel. He and...
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Elizabeth Anne Savage

August 29, 1954 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Lois Jeanette Brown

April 4, 1926 - May 16, 2017

Lois Jeanette Brown, a resident of Prattville, AL, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, surrounded by her family. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 22, 2017, at Leak Memory Chapel with Reverend Winston Brooks officiating. Burial will be held at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 - 11:00 AM prior to the service. She was preceded in death by...
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Lorene Mitchell Boles

October 1, 1921 - May 15, 2017

BOLES, Lorene Mitchell, 95, a former resident of Montgomery, died Monday, May 15, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, George H. Boles, Sr., she is survived by her children, George H. Boles, Jr. (Barbara), Carla Liles (Sid), & Carol Boles; her grandchildren, Brian Boles (Emily), Whitney Farmer, Jason Liles (Katie), & Lindsay Deedrick (Jon); and her five great-grandchildren. ...
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Linda Phelps Hix

August 4, 1948 - May 15, 2017

Linda Phelps Hix was called to her Heavenly home on May 15, 2017, at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her father, Jeff Ashley Phelps. She is survived by her husband, William E. Hix; her mother, Dorothy B. Phelps; her daughter, Stephanie Hix Randall and her husband, Bo Randall; her granddaughters, Hayden Elizabeth Gambacurta and Keely Anne Randall; her sister, Debbie Phelps Whitehouse...
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Barbara Sue Nobles

October 25, 1949 - May 14, 2017

NOBLES, Barbara Sue, 67, a Montgomery resident, died Sunday, May 14, 2017. Her Visitation will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 5-7 PM, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her Funeral Service, Friday, May 19, 2017, at 10 AM, at Leak Memory, with Matt Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Sue is survived by her children, Tammy Sue Nobles Cottingham, Carl Andrew...
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Samella Morris Forte

September 10, 1954 - May 14, 2017

Samella "Sami" Morris Forte age 62 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, of sudden cardiac arrest. Sami was born September 10, 1954. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Morris. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Forte, Jr; her mother, Peggy Morris, her daughter and son in law Heaven & Jason Brewer; her granddaughter, Bella; her sister and brother in law...
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James Tony Holliman

September 21, 1944 - May 14, 2017

James Tony Holliman (72), a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. A memorial graveside service will be held at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery in Montgomery on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Mr. Holliman was born September, 21, 1944 in Columbus, MS to the late James Verner Holliman and Eloise Spencer Holliman. He graduated from S.D. Lee high School in Columbus MS and...
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William Claude Dickinson

July 10, 1941 - May 13, 2017

William "Bill" Claude Dickinson, 75, of Hope Hull, AL, passed away on May 13, 2017.He was born on July 10, 1941 in Birmingham AL. In 1959 he graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in Birmingham, followed by a four year service in the Navy. Bill was self-employed in the manufactured housing industry, both in sales and transport. His hobbies included bowling, hunting, fishing, golf, Alabama...
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Philip Westman Crowder

September 25, 1934 - May 12, 2017

Philip Westman Crowder, age 82 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away May 12, 2017 at 5:33PM. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 1:15PM - 2:00PM at Leak Memory Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 2:00PM in the chapel with Robert Lindsey officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Philip was born on September 25, 1934 on Martha Street and was raised in Oak Park...
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Russell Eugene Whitfield

July 5, 1942 - May 12, 2017

Russell Eugene Whitfield, 74, of Montgomery, AL was born on July 5, 1942. He went to join our Lord and Savior on May 12, 2017. . Russell was retired from the City of Montgomery Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; brother, Wayne Whitfield of Shelby, AL; three children, Barry Whitfield, Terry (Rowe) Whitfield, and Sandra Dickey, all of Montgomery. He also leaves behind 10...
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James Wayne Palmer

June 16, 1949 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Sara Johnson Kinney

April 15, 1916 - May 12, 2017

Sara Johnson Kinney, age 101, died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 12, 2017. Mrs. Kinney is survived by her faithful, selfless daughters, Sally (Julian) McDonald and Betsy Kinney; two grandchildren, Laura (USAF Ret. COL Eric) Beene and Howard (Nancy) McDonald; four grandchildren, Patrick Beene, Michael Beene, Blair Thomas, and Lauren Patterson. She was preceded in death by her beloved...
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Philip Carroll Callahan

March 5, 1943 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Henrietta Miller Cusick

June 11, 1924 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Ruby Opal Davis

September 16, 1919 - May 10, 2017

Ms. Ruby Davis, age 97, a long-time resident of the Montgomery area, died Wednesday the 10th of May at Jackson Hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Davis of Oneida, TN. Born in 1919, Ruby graduated high school from the Scott County Tennessee Public School System. After graduating from high school in 1937, Ruby worked in her father's general store in Oneida until she was hired by...
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Frank James Lovvorn

February 28, 1944 - May 10, 2017

Frank James Lovvorn, 73, a longtime resident of Montgomery and former United States Marine, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Davis Lovvorn; one son, Robert Arnold Lovvorn; one sister, Joan Yarnell (Frank); 3 grandchildren, Walker Lovvorn, Tanner Lovvorn, and Madison Lovvorn; 2 stepdaughters, Karen Gilliland and Donna Hudgens; one stepson, Dale Hudgens and...
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Eleanor Janet Hall

December 30, 1937 - May 9, 2017

Eleanor Janet Hall, a native of Savannah, GA, longtime resident of Montgomery, AL and current resident of Prattville, AL suddenly passed away at home Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 79. Eleanor was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School and Massey Draughn Business College. She retired from a wonderful 43 year long career with State Farm Insurance Company's Claims Office. Eleanor was a...
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Jessie L. Ward-Kivett

September 21, 1926 - May 9, 2017

WARD-KIVETT, Jessie Lee "Jackie", 90 a resident of Montgomery, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, after an extended illness. Her Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 1 PM, at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, followed by her Memorial Service at 2 PM. She is survived by her husband, Richard L. KIvett; her daughter, Beverly Gaines; her sons, Eddie Wilson and Claude A. Ward, Jr.; her...
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Sarah Katherine Barnes Echols

October 23, 1967 - May 8, 2017

Sarah Katherine Barnes Echols was born October 23, 1967 in Montgomery, Alabama. She went home to Heaven on May 8, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Leak Memory Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2:00PM at Leak Memory Chapel on Friday, May 12, 2017 with Rev. Mike Northcutt officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Sarah was a cherished...
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Linda M. Sanders

May 1, 1945 - May 8, 2017

Linda M. Sanders passed away on May 8, 2017 at the age of 72. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Kermitt Wayne Sanders.Survivors include her children, Kenneth Wayne (Christy) Sanders and Darrin (Misty) Sanders; grandchildren, Emily Sanders, Jon Ross Sanders, and Katherine Sanders; step grandchildren, Justin Sellers and Kevin (Michelle) Webster; and great-step grandchild, Landon...
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Henry Donald Overen

April 20, 1932 - May 8, 2017

Henry D. Overen, 85, (Major Ret. USAF) passed away May 8, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Agnes Anne; daughters, Anne Marie Overen, Michelle (Ken) Knapp; son, Robert Overen; grandchildren, Abby, Andrew, Thomas, John, Anna Knapp; and sister, Loretta Riegel. Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery, Friday, May 12 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour...
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Forrest Talma McConnell

November 14, 1927 - May 7, 2017

McConnell, Forrest Talma, Jr., 89, died peacefully in his Montgomery home on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Thursday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Rosa Lindahl and the Reverend John Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 3233 Thomas Avenue on Wednesday, May 10 from 4:00 to...
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Blenda Melton Lushington

January 3, 1928 - May 4, 2017

Blenda Melton Lushington, 89, a native of Tallassee, AL, and long-time resident of Montgomery, and recently of Mobile AL. died May 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph S. Lushington Jr., parents Tom and Maggie Melton, her sisters Marguerite Gauntt, Julia Zannini, Nell Lovell, and her brother Dan Melton, and her sisters-in-law: Catherine Melton, Carol Melton, and...
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Alma Moreno McClurkin

July 5, 1927 - May 4, 2017

Alma Moreno McClurkin was born on July 5, 1927 to Alma Erline James and James Edgar Moreno. She passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She grew up in Montgomery, AL and told stories of walking to First Baptist Church and attending Sunday school and walking with friends to school at Bellinger Hill, Baldwin, and Dear Lanier. She attended Florida State College for Women (FSU) for a year and then...
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Thomas Keys Patterson

July 12, 1928 - May 4, 2017

Thomas Keys "Tommy" Patterson departed this world on May 4 in the company of his daughter Calli at John Knox Manor II in Montgomery, AL. His good nature and his kind and generous spirit sustained him to the end. Tommy was born in Tupelo, MS, the younger son of Dewey and Louise Sullivan Patterson. In the first grade he met and fell in love with Alice Hunter, his future wife. He was an extremely...
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Mitchell Hugh Bryant

June 11, 1960 - May 3, 2017

BRYANT, Mitchell Hugh, 56, a resident of Macon, Georgia, and a Montgomery, Alabama, native, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Leak Memory Chapel, at 1 PM, followed by his Funeral Service at 2 PM, with Rev. Mark Osgood officiating. Survivors include his parents, Hugh and Barbara Bryant; sisters, Brenda Bryant Lee and Jan Bryant Moore; nephews, Tommy Moore...
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Marjorie Keaton Perry

July 17, 1932 - May 3, 2017

PERRY, Marjorie Keaton, 84, a Montgomery resident, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born July 17, 1932, she is survived by five sons, Jimmy Perry (Judy), Randy Perry (Paige), Steve Perry (Darla), Mike Perry ( Joanne), Scott Perry (Sheila); eighteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Stevens. Visitation will be held Friday, May 5, 2017, at 10 AM, at Leak Memory Chapel,...
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Sandra Oehrelien Walter

April 5, 1942 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Sidney Maurice Rooker

February 19, 1924 - April 28, 2017

Sidney Maurice Rooker, age 93 of Montgomery, AL, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie B. and Ethel Irene Rooker; son, Griffin Rooker; grandson, Branden Pietz; first wife, Doris Nickels, sisters, Marvirine Defnall, Reba Whisenat; brothers, Jack Rooker, and Clarence Rooker. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Betty S....
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Patsy Jo Stripling

July 5, 1941 - April 27, 2017

Patsy Jo Stripling, age 75, passed away on April 27, 2017 in Hope Hull, AL. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emory W. "Butch" Stripling. She is survived by Howard Pitts; her sons, Keith Stripling (Tina) and Michael Stripling; her grandchildren, Heather Tranum, Stephanie Carr, Kelsey Stripling, Michael Stripling, Kutler, and Abby; her great-grandchildren, Harper Tranum, Layla Stripling,...
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James Harmon Williams

February 24, 1935 - April 27, 2017

James Harmon Williams, 82, of Legrand, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was a long time member and elder of Providence Presbyterian Church. He was also in the plumbing and heating business in the Montgomery area for over 50 years and was a co-owner of Perry and Williams Plumbing and Heating Company. Later he founded Harmon Williams Plumbing and Heating Company in 1980. He was...
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Lenox Bartlet Hudgens

November 10, 1936 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Gary Astion Reynolds

April 9, 1985 - April 25, 2017

Sgt. Gary A. Reynolds, age 32, of Wetumpka, AL arrived in Heaven on April 25, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Reynolds; and grandmother, Emma Reynolds. He is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Reynolds; mother, Becky Hawkins; pop, Carey Hawkins; sister, Ashlee Brashear (Cody); Step-brother, Andrew Hawkins; Uncle, Bill Bowser (Pearlie); Aunt, Emily Bowser; Uncle, Zack Butler; Aunt...
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Frank S. Lewis

February 16, 1929 - April 25, 2017

Dr. Frank S. Lewis, Jr. entered into Heaven at his home in Montgomery, Alabama, surrounded by his loving family, on April 25, 2017. 'Sonny', as he was known to his family and close friends, was a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and was born on February 16, 1929. He was the eldest son and one of six children of Frank S. Lewis, Sr. and Frances Elon Culver. Following graduation from Sidney Lanier...
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Mary Frances Wills

April 5, 1945 - April 24, 2017

Mary Frances Jones Wills (Fran), 72, of Montgomery passed away after a short illness on April 24, 2017. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Annaeke Wills; and her parents, Lonzo and Dixie Johns.She is survived by her loving husband, David Winston Wills of Montgomery; her daughter' Savanna Lea Wills Carson (David) of Birmingham; sister Cindy Jones Williams (Preston) of KY, sister-in-law and...
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Mark Steven Churchwell

April 17, 1957 - April 24, 2017

Dr. Mark Churchwell, 60, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, AL and loving husband and father, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 24, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:00PM at Vaughn Park Church of Christ with Minister Brad Sullivan officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00PM - 4:00PM at the church. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, James and...
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Michael A. Roberti

August 20, 1969 - April 24, 2017

Michael A. "Buddy" Roberti, 47 of Montgomery, AL passed away on April 24, 2017. He graduated from Stanhope Elmore High School in 1987. He loved fishing, hunting off his front porch, and drag racing, in his younger years. He won numerous fishing tournaments.Buddy was preceded in death by his father and mother, Michael A. Sr. and Minerva B.; grandparents, Michael J. and Edithe Roberti, and John C....
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Betty Wright Billingsley

August 22, 1929 - April 24, 2017

Betty Billingsley "Elizabeth Wright Stallings,"of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Roy Billingsley; daughters, Linda Stallings Stephens (James), Waynette Stallings Helms (Tom); stepchildren, Ellen Royal, Roy C. Billingsley, Jr. (Martha), Sheila Pillson (Jim); grandchildren, Laura Stephens Bowers (Chad), Lindsey Stephens Andrews ...
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William Calhoun Straughn

March 22, 1951 - April 24, 2017

William C. Straughn, 67, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on April 24, 2016He was preceded in death by his son, Jared Straughn; brother, John Straughn; mother, Daisy Kate Straughn; and father, James B. Straughn.He is survived by his friend, Jill Parker; daughter-in-law, Jessica Straughn; granddaughter, Mia Straughn; grandson, Julian Straughn; sister, Linda Spencer of Franklin, KY; and brother...
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Tommie Jacqueline Johnston

December 28, 1942 - April 23, 2017

Tommie Jacqueline "Jackie" Johnston, age 74 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and a current member of Eastern Meadows Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorene D. and Will Jack Turner. Survivors include the love of her life and husband of 55 years, Tommy Wayne Johnston; her children, Wayne (Jenny)...
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Elsie Morgan Dudley

March 6, 1923 - April 21, 2017

Elsie M. Dudley, 94, was born in Pine Hill, Alabama on March 6, 1923 and was a lifelong resident of Alabama, primarily Montgomery. She died peacefully in her sleep on April 21, after a brief illness. Mrs. Dudley was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, William Lewis Dudley, Jr., three brothers; Ivan Morgan, Berrey Morgan, Alfred Morgan, two sisters; Inez Schneider Davis and Mildred O...
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John Edmund Smith

March 29, 1932 - April 20, 2017

John Edmund Smith, 85, of Montgomery, passed away on April 20, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Hazel Baver Smith. He is survived byhis son, Gregory Lynn Smith (Pam) and daughter Kathy Bonita Smith; two grandsons, Christopher Brannon Smith and William Taylor Smith, one great grandson:C. J. Smith. Visitation has been set for Wednesday, April 26,2017 from 10:00 am until 11...
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Martha Thompson

September 25, 1944 - April 19, 2017

Martha H. Thompson, 72, who was born in Greenville, AL, passed away on April 19, 2017 with her family by her side. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00PM at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery, AL. Visitation will be from 12:00PM - 2:00PM at the funeral home prior to the service. A private family graveside service will take place on Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery. She...
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Samuel Ellis Simpson

June 24, 1949 - April 19, 2017

SIMPSON, Samuel Ellis Jr. ("TURTLE"), 67, passed away on April 19, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born on June 24, 1949. He attended Robert E. Lee High School and played in the marching band, he then attended Alexander City State Jr. Community College. He loved NASCAR racing and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was a Real Estate Agent with Rossi Realty for the past 25 years and...
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Ann Mathis Urquhart

May 16, 1945 - April 18, 2017

URQUHART, Ann Mathis, 71, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 10 AM, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her Funeral Service at 11 AM, with Minister Doug Smith officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Joyce Cook and Helen Houghton. She is survived by her husband...
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Barbara Walker Jones

April 4, 1938 - April 17, 2017

Barbara Walker Jones of Montgomery, AL, passed away on April 17, 2017 at the age of 79 surrounded by close friends and family.She was preceded in death by her mother, step Mother, father, brother John. and her cousin Sadie who grew up with her as a sister.Barbara is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ray Jones, son, Bill Jones(Stephanie) her Brother Tom Walker of Birmingham, a host of nieces,...
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Ruth Boyd Preble

June 14, 1929 - April 17, 2017

PREBLE, Ruth Boyd, 87 a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, died April 17, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 5-7 PM, at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 3:30 PM, at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Snowdoun, Alabama, with the Reverend Art Long officiating. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Bill" Preble; her parents,...
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Ruth Marie Hayes

May 14, 1941 - April 16, 2017

Ruth Marie Hayes, age 75 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victoria Shephard and Robert Lee Marshburn; brother, James Marshburn; her father-in-law, Thomas F. Hayes; brothers-in-law, Tom Bruno and Turley Gould; and two nieces and nephews. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Eddie Hayes; children, Carol Jean Rikard and Denise...
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Nikki Eurice Evelyn Owens

April 26, 1939 - April 15, 2017

Nikki Eurice Evelyn Owens passed away on April 15, 2017 in Montgomery, AL. She is survived by her sister, Janeen Donde (Lothar); her nephew, Vincent Donde; and her nieces, Jenny and Kathy Owens. She was a Lieutenant Board of Corrections Officer and a Master Sgt in the U.S. Air Force. A visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 1:00-2:00PM with a Chapel service...
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Echo Patterson Puckett

June 26, 1926 - April 14, 2017

Echo Patterson Puckett, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away April 14, 2017 at the age of 90. She taught Chemistry at Sidney Lanier High School and served as Assistant Administrator of Pupil Personnel with the Montgomery Public School System for a total of 25 years.Echo was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Emmett (Tug) Puckett Jr.; and son, Samuel Alexander (Alec) Spoon.She is survived her...
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Violet Doviak English

September 12, 1921 - April 13, 2017

Violet English, 95, died peacefully in her sleep at Arbor Springs in Opelika Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 following a brief illness. She was still smiling at the end of her long and happy life.A 60-year resident of Montgomery, Vi moved to Opelika last summer. She was born in Garfield, New Jersey in 1921. Vi was an Army operating room nurse in World War II. She met her husband in the service...
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