Our Obituaries

Berta Ruth ANDERSON

April 6, 1925 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Melba Studdard Melton

March 13, 1928 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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John Lindsey McKinnon

April 23, 1953 - December 10, 2017

John Lindsey McKinnon, 64, a resident of Deatsville, AL, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Leak Memory Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. John was preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. McKinnon, Sr. and Ruby Snider McKinnon; and...
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Misty Japarks Runyon

September 16, 1979 - December 8, 2017

Misty Japarks Runyon of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on December 8, 2017 at the age 38. Misty had a Bachelor's of Science RN and enjoyed scuba diving, avid reading, junior league, antiquing, shopping, crafting, concerts, event planning, and was a home maker and Amazing Aunt.She was preceded in death by her brother, Jonny Japarks; uncle, Harold Olsen; grandfather, Rolf Olsen; maw maw, Jean...
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Mildred T. Jackson

May 9, 1921 - December 7, 2017

Mildred Thomas Jackson, 96, of Montgomery, passed away on December 7, 2017. She is survived by her two sons, Rick Jackson and Kenny Jackson (Janice); two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a niece and nephew.A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 1:00pm until 1:45 pm at Leak Memory Chapel, with a graveside Celebration of Life at 2:00pm in Greenwood Serenity...
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Martha Kirkland Eiland

October 9, 1922 - December 7, 2017

Mrs. Martha Kirkland Eiland, of Montgomery, AL passed away on December 7, 2017 in Prattville, AL after experiencing a brief illness at the age of 95.Mrs. Eiland was born on October 9, 1922 in Dale County, AL to Andrew and Annie Kirkland. At the age of 9, after her mother passed away during an extremely difficult period of time that the rural people in her community were experiencing, was moved...
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Hazel Virginia Farmer

August 24, 1926 - December 6, 2017

Hazel Virginia Farmer, 91, of Montgomery, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Houston Farmer, and parents, Charlie E. Wilson and Mamie Mae Wilson, and several brothers and sisters.Hazel is survived by her son, Donald G. Farmer; daughter, Pamela Farmer Cooper ( David); granddaughters, Candice Lashon Miller Cook and Sierra Michelle Cooper; three...
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Bobbie Sue Hutsler

January 4, 1935 - December 6, 2017

Bobbie Sue Hutsler, passed away on December 6, 2017. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Courtney (Chuck), She was preceded in death by her son, Richard E. Bruster. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Christine Courtney, Laura Bruster-ElSherbiny (Mohammed), Matthew Bruster, John Bruster, and Robbie Bruster and one great grandchild, Omar.The family wishes to thank Dr. Larry Williams...
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Robert Edward Messer

October 12, 1931 - December 6, 2017

MESSER, Robert "Bobby" Edward died December 6, 2017. He was born October 12, 1931 in Montgomery Alabama. He was a United States Navy veteran, retired from Bell South, an avid hunter, fisherman and gun lover. Mr. Messer is predeceased by his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Messer. He is survived by his Wife of 64 years, Perla B. Messer, son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Becky Messer, and step...
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James Leonard Martin

September 12, 1934 - December 5, 2017

MARTIN, JAMES L., SRJames L. Martin, Sr., age 83, of Montgomery, died suddenly Dec. 5, 2017. He is survived by his High School sweetheart, Lois Smith Martin; Son, Jimmy (Janice) Martin; Daughter, Vicki Martin (Buzz)Sawyer; Grandchildren, Trey Martin, D.J. Ryals, Amy and Wesley Sawyer; Great Grand Chrildren, Taylor, Brent, T.J., Aubrie, Ethan, and Bodhi Martin and Caden Sawyer. He was owner...
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Carolyn Tuttle Prahm

May 17, 1918 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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JoAnne Alexander Farrell

May 15, 1946 - December 3, 2017

JoAnne A. Farrell, 71, of Montgomery, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip J. Farrell; father, Henry S. Alexander and mother, Edna E. Alexander.Mrs. Farrell is survived by her children, Deanna Kell and son, Charles Shaddix II; brother, Steve Alexander(Gina), and sisters, Jackie Alexander DiPofi (David) and Sue Alexander Johnson (Robert) and many...
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Melba June Wiley

May 12, 1922 - December 2, 2017

Melba J. Wiley, 95, a resident of Montgomery, died Saturday, December 2, 2017. Her visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12 Noon at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her funeral service at 1:00 PM, with interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Born May 12, 1922 in Decatur, Alabama, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel P. Wiley, Jr. She is survived by her son,...
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John Steven Lehman

December 27, 1955 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Thomas E. Peeks

December 5, 1923 - December 2, 2017

Peeks, Thomas Edwin (Ed), 93, a resident of Montgomery for the past 50 years, died peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Hattie "Vivian" Peeks, his children Ken Peeks of Chelsea, Debbie Hackett (Dan) of Montgomery; his five grandchildren, Brad Peeks (Jenny), Daniel Hackett, Shawn Nicol (Daniel), Jennie Sellers (Thomas), and John Peeks (Rachel),...
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Russell Wayne Huggins

March 5, 1952 - December 1, 2017

Russell Wayne Huggins, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on December 1, 2017 at his home here in Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Hazel Huggins. He is survived by his sons, Jeremy (Kaila) Huggins and Joshua ( Stephany) Huggins; his daughter Ashley (Ken) Carter; and several grandchildren: Tucker and Karoline Huggins, J. T. Huggins, Casidy Huggins, Emma...
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Charlotte Cook Collum

November 25, 1959 - December 1, 2017

Charlotte Cook Collum, 58, of Montgomery, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017.She was Preceded in death by her father, James Cook; mother, Mary Whitaker; sisters, Susan Burgess, Pam Cook; sister in law, BJ Stephens; nephews, Michael McDonald and Chris Walter.Charlotte is survived by her husband, Perry Collum; daughters, Amanda Collum, Brooke (David) Smith, Connie Markwell; grandchildren,...
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Pauline G. Blackburn

August 30, 1922 - November 30, 2017

BLACKBURN, Pauline G., 95, a Lowndesboro resident, died Thursday, November 30, 2017. Visitation will be held Monday, December 4, 2017, at 10 am, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by a Graveside Service at 11 am, in Greenwood Cemetery, with Rev. Ray Wells officiating. Preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Davis Blackburn, Sr., she is survived by her son, Lynn D. Blackburn, Jr. (Joan);...
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Tracey Dianna Watters

February 7, 1961 - November 30, 2017

Mrs. Tracey D. Watters, of Montgomery, AL passed away on November 30, 2017 at the age of 56. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and worked for Aronov Realty, with former employment at Alfa and Colonial Mortgage Company. Tracey loved spending time with her grandkids. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, fishing, crocheting blankets, spending Saturday morning shopping at the Farmers Market,...
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Cumi G. Lehmann

February 19, 1922 - November 30, 2017

Cumi Goodson Arnold Lehmann passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, November 29, 2017. Ms. Lehmann was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Callie Goodson; Brothers Pershing, Joe and Jimmy Goodson and Sisters Nell Guy and Teenie Bowers. She is survived by her son Jake (Sandra) Arnold, daughter Carol Stanley; grandchildren Jacob (Stephanie) Arnold, April Arnold, Jason Stanley, and...
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Richard Carter Thompson

July 8, 1948 - November 29, 2017

Richard Carter Thompson, 69, of Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Griffith Thompson and mother, Mildred Carter Thompson.He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard.Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ethelyn Morgan Thompson; sister, Jan Thompson; brother, Leland Thompson; children, Laura Page...
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Geraldean Elkins Simmons

December 2, 1933 - November 28, 2017

SIMMONS, Geraldean E., 83, of Montgomery, passed away on November 28, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 4, 2017, at 10 am, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Montgomery, with Visitation beginning at 9 am in the church hall. Burial will follow at 2 pm Monday in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. A registered nurse, Mrs. Simmons was active in...
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David Morgan Wray

September 25, 1945 - November 27, 2017

Mr. David Morgan Wray, Sr., passed away on November 27, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father and friend. Mr. Wray was preceded in death by his parents; Morgan Leon Wray and Mother Jeannette Vinson Wray. He is Survived by wife Jewell Wray, son David Wray Jr., daughter April Wray Blair (Eddie), Grandchildren Morgan Wray (Kaila), Mason Wray, Madison Duncan, Mary Esther Duncan, Jackson Duncan;...
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Howard Leon Jones

June 15, 1933 - November 24, 2017

Howard Leon Jones , 84, of Pike Road, Al., passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Alzheimers.Born in Birmingham, Al. Enlisted in the Navy at age 20 and served as a medical corpsman for the Marines in the Korean War, Aka "Doc" to his comrades. On November 19, 1955 he was married to the love of his life, "Yolanda" of Burbank, California. They were married 62 years.Howard was the...
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Lois B. PAYNE

May 13, 1923 - November 24, 2017

Mrs. Lois Braswell Payne of Montgomery, AL entered into rest on November 24, 2017 at the age of 94. She was the wife of the late Samuel Lewis Payne, daughter of Dempsey and Ella Braswell, and sister to the late Cora B. Coats, Aline B. Huckabee, and Mildred B. Hothan. Mrs. Payne was born in Sweetwater, Alabama but resided in Montgomery, Alabama most of her life.In her business career she worked...
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Marietta Bolling Russell

September 9, 1936 - November 23, 2017

Marietta Bolling Russell of Pike Road died on November 23, 2017. Services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Monday, November 27 at 11:00. The Reverends, Tim Meadows and Ashley Davis will conduct the service. Marietta was retired from the banking industry after many years of loving service to her clients. Before illness took its toll, Marietta was an active member of the community of Pike Road...
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Bernice Kelley

September 25, 1935 - November 22, 2017

Bernice Rollins Kelley, 82, went to be with her Savior on November 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles A. Rollins and Idazee Rollins and a brother, Charles N. Rollins. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George; four children, Carolyn (Craig) Overman, Linda (Gary) Cook, George (Kristi) Kelley, and Bob Kelley; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one...
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James Floyd Bishop

September 25, 1939 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Gwendolyn Boles Warr

April 28, 1942 - November 18, 2017

Gwendolyn Boles Warr, 75, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James W. Warr II and daughter, Alyce South.Mrs. Warr is survived by her son, James W. Warr III; daughter, Cristin Jo Morris (David); brother, James Jordan and grandchildren; Taylor, Lauren, Gwen Kathryn, Isaac and Isaiah and son in law, Keith South.A visitation will be held...
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Shirley Ann Sellers

November 24, 1940 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Betty Ruth Smith

November 9, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Winnie Pearl Honeycutt

November 11, 1923 - November 12, 2017

Winnie Jones Honeycutt of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away Sunday November 12, 2017 at home. She was 94.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 13, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, AL with Ben McDavid officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadowlawn Cemetery in Enterprise, AL with Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery AL directing.The Family will receive friends at...
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Stephen Daniel Chambers

July 5, 1961 - November 10, 2017

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

January 11, 1924 - November 10, 2017

Millard Harson Brown, 93, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Annie Brown and his beloved grandson, Kenny Wayne Berry.Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Brown, and daughter, Doris Davis.A visitation will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Leak Memory Chapel with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 2:00PM....
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Harry Robinson Brantley

March 31, 1957 - November 10, 2017

Harry Robinson Brantley, of Montgomery, AL passed away unexpectedly in his home on November 10, 2017 at the age of 60. Harry loved the Lord and is with Him now. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science in History from Auburn University Montgomery, where he also made the Dean's list. Harry enjoyed photography, computers, gardening, Bible study, rock...
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William Britton Howard

June 8, 1937 - November 10, 2017

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, William Britton "Britt" Howard, went to be with his Lord on November 10th. He was born June 8th, 1937 in Goshen, Alabama to Norman and Kathleen Howard. Britt is survived by his wife, Jan Cooper Howard; his children, Russ (and Jennifer) Howard, Lynda (and Rick) Knotts, and Holli Oliver; his grandchildren, Matt, Alyse, Andrew, Katie,...
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Robert Darrin Adams

October 11, 1964 - November 8, 2017

Robert Darrin Adams departed this earth and returned to his heavenly home on November 8, 2017. His devotion to his family and his strong belief in God supported him in life and gave him peace.Darrin was born to Robert Wilson and Glenda Bence Adams in Alexander City, AL on October 11, 1964. He was a member at Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL. He was also active in the Christian...
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Clarence Reginald Lee

May 1, 2017 - November 8, 2017

Clarence R Lee, age 88, passed away Wednesday November 08, 2017. Clarence served in the United States Air Force for 28 years, and then went to work at The Alabama League of Municipalities for an additional 20 years. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Michi Seto Lee and son R. Justin Lee. He is survived by his son Kenneth W. Lee (Lynne) and daughter Regina Lee Barron, seven...
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Gelia Joy Pettus

October 13, 1928 - November 6, 2017

Gelia Joy Pettus, 89,went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, November 6, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Marcus Pettus, Jr.; father, Hubert Frazier, Sr.; mother, Leona Stringer Frazier; brother, Hubert Frazier, Jr.Mrs. Pettus is survived by her sons, Keith Allen (Teresa) Pettus and Gary Lee (Kathy) Pettus; grandchildren, Neal Garrett Pettus (Erin), Lauren Pettus Harrell ...
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Dorothy Heisler Lancaster

October 24, 1923 - November 5, 2017

Dorothy (Dot) Heisler Lancaster died on November 5th, 2017 in Panama City, Florida. She was the third daughter of the late Herman E. and Betty Lewis Heisler, born October 24th, 1923 in Elmore County, Alabama. She was the last survivor among her parents and eight siblings. She was raised on the small family farm and attended public school in Elmore Co. She graduated from Wetumpka High School...
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Harold Edward Meeks

February 2, 1925 - November 4, 2017

Harold Edward Meeks, 92, passed away peacefully at home on November 4, 2017.He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Kim Meeks; brother, Wm."Billy" Meeks. Mr. Meeks is survived by Jo, his wife of 68 years; children, Ingrid Meeks Macdonald, Ramona Meeks Sasser (Tyler), Summer Meeks Goray (Dair), and brother, Robert Adair Meeks; grandchildren, Ian Macdonald (Carly), Tigh Macdonald Rotanno ...
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John Charles Howell

March 24, 1997 - November 3, 2017

John Charles Howell Jr., 20, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank E. Howell, Sr. He is survived by his father, John C. Howell, Sr.; mother, Barbara Gayle Howell; brothers, Hunter Howell and Andrew Somhurst; step-brother, Michael Collins; grandmother, Sally Howell; grandmother, Shirley Atwell; grandfather, Jerald Pierce; sisters, Montanna...
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Nella Glenn Skinner

January 28, 1936 - November 3, 2017

Nella Jones Skinner, 81, of Montgomery passed away November 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ethel Jones; sister Carlotta Taylor; two brothers; her husband, Robert Wade Skinner; son Cody Wade Skinner; and daughter Lori Skinner-Thomas.Nella Jones Skinner is survived by three children, Karla Skinner (Donnie) Heuman; Leigh Ann Skinner (David) Joyner; and Margaret...
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Gerald Len Vogel

June 6, 1955 - November 3, 2017

VOGEL, Gerald Len "Jerry", 62, a Montgomery resident, died Friday, November 3, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 10 am, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by a Celebration of His Life at 11 am, with Rev. Walter Albritton officiating. Interment will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Billy Vogel; brother, Keith Vogel; & half...
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Brenda Leslie Rylant

November 24, 1944 - November 3, 2017

Brenda Joyce Rylant, age 72, of Montgomery, went to be with her Lord on November 3, 2017. Brenda grew up in north Birmingham, the oldest of six children. She was more than just the oldest sister, she was like a second mom to her siblings. A beauty queen and one of the most popular students at Phillips High school, Brenda caught the eye of Mickey Rylant and married him on May 29, 1965. She...
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Teri Leigh Nichols

November 13, 1951 - November 2, 2017

Teri Leigh (Dickey) Nichols, 65, of Montgomery passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017.She is predeceased by her father George C. Dickey, Jr.; grandparents, George C. and Epsie J. Dickey, Sr; Clarence R. and Mae Dene Trousdale; Brother, Robert "Bobby" Dickey; Mother-in-law, Louise S. Nichols. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Joe Nichols; son, Michael Scott Nichols; mother, Patricia...
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Mary Frances Speed

February 7, 1930 - November 1, 2017

Mary Frances Speed, 87, of Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Elmer Williams and Mary Evelyn Williams; her husband James Preston Speed, Jr.; and her two sisters, Claudette Smith and Sandra Chupik.Mary Frances Speed is survived by two children; Donna (Keith) Ross and Butch (Tonya) Speed, as well as grandchildren; Emily (William)...
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William Alton Nutt

June 13, 1934 - November 1, 2017

William (Billy) Nutt, 83, went to heaven on November 1, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Al. Rev. Nutt was a long time resident of Montgomery, Alabama and a long time member of Southlawn Baptist Church. He graduated from Howard College (Samford), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. He was a retired minister of Goshen Baptist Church and Millry Baptist Church. He was also retired from the...
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Helen Floyd Bryant

June 25, 1930 - November 1, 2017

Helen Floyd Bryant passed away on November 1, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born on June 25, 1930, a daughter of the late James M. Sr. and Grace Floyd.Helen was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann and Marjorie; and two brothers; James M, Jr. and Kenneth.Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Elaine and James Entrekin; two grand­ children, Pam Meeks and Sabrena Ferry; grandchildren,...
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Sarah Inez DeRamus

December 9, 1921 - October 28, 2017

Sarah Inez DeRamus, 95, of Montgomery, Al passed away on October 28, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents W.A. and Mamie Graham, husband James C. DeRamus, sisters Margie Fomby and Dorothy Elder. She is survived by her son William DeRamus (Kim) of Bradenton, FL. Sister, Joan Dryden of Montgomery, granddaughters Melissa Anthony (John) of Alabaster, Al and Jennifer Shank (Jason) of...
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Pauline Annie Poole

December 23, 1927 - October 27, 2017

POOLE, Pauline "Polly", a Montgomery resident, died Friday, October 27, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 1 pm, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her Funeral Service at 2 pm, with Larry Armstrong officiating. Preceded in death by her husband, Billie Poole, and her parents, Paul D. and Annie P. Smith, she is survived by her daughters, Pam Williams (Eddy), Bonnie...
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Mark Elihu London

September 22, 1956 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Mae Carrol Avinger

April 27, 1926 - October 27, 2017

Mae Carrol Gordon Avinger, 91 of Hope Hull, Alabama passed away peacefully at home on October 26, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Cindy (Ricky) Brooks and Dawn (Robert) Williams, five grandchildren Beth Smith, Rob Williams, Bo Williams, Marcy Colombini, Faye Lantz, and thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her step-daughter Kathy (Steve) Beck and two step-grandchildren,...
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Margaret Meriwether Rush

November 20, 1924 - October 26, 2017

Rush, Margaret Meriwether passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, which she loved and participated in for many years. She was an active member of various organizations, including the Junior League of Montgomery, Camellia Garden Club, her sewing club and DAC. She was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School and attended Huntingdon...
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Jimmie Frank Clayton

May 23, 1936 - October 26, 2017

Jimmie Frank Clayton, 81, passed away on October 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda; daughter, Cindy Livings of Jacksonville, FL; grandson, Michael (Rachael) Livings of Savannah, GA; granddaughters, Lindsay Livings of Jacksonville, FL and Laurie Livings-Duggan (Sean) of Savannah, GA; brother, Mack (Fran) Clayton of Alexander City, AL; niece, Colleen Mahan of Opelika, AL;...
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Michael John Siconolfi

October 25, 1918 - October 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Zula Ann Sullivan

December 8, 1953 - October 25, 2017

Zula Ann Sullivan, 63, of Montgomery passed away on October 25, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Malcolm Sullivan; and her five children: Heather Gail Sullivan, Samantha Joy Rouse, Malcolm L. Sullivan IV, Jennifer Decato Miller, and Derek Nicholas Sullivan. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Ethel Jean Ross and six grandchildren.Visitation will be held on October 30, 2017, at The...
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Eva Nell Smith

February 8, 1922 - October 25, 2017

Eva Nell Robinson (Mickey) Smith, age 95, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, went to join the love of her life, husband Jack, on October 25, 2017. Eva Nell was born in 1922 and grew up in Oak Park with her seven brothers and sisters. She and her Robinson siblings maintained close relationships throughout their lives and were strong Christian models for their children and grandchildren. She and...
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Doris Miniard Carter

January 3, 1923 - October 25, 2017

Carter, Doris (Miniard) born on January 3, 1923 passed away on October 25, 2017 after a long illness.She was the youngest of the six children born to Philip Ruby and Mattie May (Davis) Miniard and was preceded in death by them as well her husband, Derrell LaFrance Carter; and her daughter, Sharon Ann "Honey" Carter. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Carter (Thomas Benjamin,...
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Julian M. Alford

November 24, 1928 - October 23, 2017

Julian M. Alford Sr. of Montgomery,Alabama passed away peacefully on October 23Rd, one month shy of his 89th birthday. Mr. Alford was a graduate of The Williams School in Montgomery and attended Alabama Christian College; he was a proud veteran of the US Navy, and served on the USS Bausell (DD-845). Following his military service he was employed by The US Border Patrol, Montgomery Police...
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Martha Hatcher

November 25, 1956 - October 22, 2017

Hatcher, Martha Ann, a resident of Hope Hull, AL passed away on October 22, 2017 at the age of 60.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Joyce Hatcher.She is survived by her daughter Kalan Hatcher Gannon; grandson, Elias Gannon; and brothers, David Hatcher, Wayne Hatcher, and Mark Hatcher. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Forest Hills...
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Bobbie Roland

January 20, 1932 - October 21, 2017

Bobbie Rodgers Roland, 85, died Saturday, October 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM with Pastor Steven Nulph officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens. Bobbie was the daughter of Ida Mae Wells Nall and William Thomas Wells. She was predeceased by her...
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David M. Smith

September 25, 1944 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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David Monroe Smith

September 25, 1944 - October 20, 2017

SMITH, David Monroe, 73, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 20th in Montgomery, AL. David was preceded in death by his father, Jack Smith. He is survived by his wife, Bettye Fletcher Smith; daughter, Laurie Michelle Smith; son, Matthew Page Smith (wife, Katie Rolader Smith), grandchildren, Walker Jack and Lauren Page Smith; mother, Eva Nell Robinson Smith; sister, Cherry Hammett ...
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Robert L. Barlow

September 26, 1937 - October 20, 2017

Dr. Robert Louis Barlow Jr., 80, of Mathews, Alabama, passed on October 20, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Julie Thompson Barlow; his daughter Mary Penn Lavallee; and his granddaughter, Amanda Elaine Pounds. He is survived by his daughter , Kathy Barlow Pounds; his son; Robert Louis Barlow III (Roseanna); his grandchildren, Matthew...
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Julia Moody

January 9, 1943 - October 20, 2017

Judy Moody, 74, passed away October 20, 2017. She was born January 9 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She is survived by her husband, Claude Moody whom she was married to for 53 years. She is also survived by her children Mary James (Stuart) Newsome, Claude Moody III, and Pat Moody (Leslie). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Stuart, James Edward and Claude Newsome, Elizabeth and Lily Moody. Mrs....
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James Hartwell Lane

March 17, 1934 - October 19, 2017

James "Buddy" Hartwell Lane went home on October 19, 2017 to join his late wife, Dala Verne Lane. He was 83 years of age. Buddy was well loved and cherished by his daughter, Vicki Ferguson Brooks, 6 grandchildren, and 14 greatgrandchildren.His love and service for his service for his country and was shown through his time in the Navy and being a volunteer with the MPD VIP's for 12 years.The...
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Jeanette Spear Endress

April 23, 1947 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Marshall Chumley Dawson

June 7, 1936 - October 18, 2017

Marshall Elizabeth Dawson, 81, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from brain cancer. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Ms. Dawson was preceded in death by her mother Charity Cobb Chumley and her brother Robert (Bobby) E. Chumley. Survivors are her husband of 63 years Lawrence F. Dawson, sons Lawrence (Larry) Dawson, Mark Dawson and granddaughter Ally Hamilton. Pallbearers will...
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William J. Brightwell

August 12, 1934 - October 17, 2017

Brightwell, William Jackson, of Montgomery, AL, passed away on October 17 at the age of 83.Mr. Brightwell was born on August 12, 1934 in Dale County and graduated from Dale Co. High School. He retired after more than 20 years with the United States Air Force as a Crew-Chief and Aircraft Mechanic (E-6/ Tech Sgt.) He also flew B-52 combat missions, served in the Vietnam Conflict, and earned medals...
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Norma Somerset Johnson

December 15, 1924 - October 17, 2017

Norma Jean Somerset Welch Johnson, 92, of Montgomery, AL, died October 17 after a brief illness.Born in Troy, Norma Somerset attended Sidney Lanier High School and Howard College where she earned a B.S. degree in Business and earned a Masters degree in Economics from Auburn University. She married Wallace Welch, who helped her raise their one child, Amanda. Norma nursed Wallace through an...
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MaryAnn Higgs Brown

April 12, 1938 - October 16, 2017

Brown, Mary Ann Higgs, PhD, 79, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama died Monday, October 16, 2017 after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bart Brown, and her parents, Angeline Elizabeth Rucker Higgs and John Zachariah Higgs, Sr., as well as her parents-in-law, Ruth Burnham Brown and Leman Bart Brown. Survivors include her daughters Ruth Brown McMichens of Huntsville...
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Cynthia O'Ferrell Hurtt

June 10, 1960 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Frank Reda

December 30, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Frank Reda, Jr, 77, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born on December 30, 1939. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael Reda, his sister, Tiny Gallota, and his parents Frank and Carmella Reda. He is survived by his loving wife Jane, one son, Paul (Vicki) Reda of Prattville, Al., one brother Dominic (Karen) Reda, Woodridge, IL, one sister, Ginny (Dan) Larocca of Carol Stream, IL. He is...
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John James Smith

April 22, 1951 - October 15, 2017

John James Smith, 66, of Montgomery, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. He is survived by his partner, Rob Phillips; son, Jimmy Smith (Hollye); daughter, Kathryn Smith, both of Rome Ga; two sisters, Mary Visha (Philip) and Margaret Cooper; two grandchildren, Mary Burke Smith and Harper Smith both of Rome, Ga.
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John Parker Adkison

August 9, 1954 - October 15, 2017

John Parker Adkison, 63, of Montgomery met his Lord and Savior face to face on October 15, 2017 and began his eternal Harley ride with the wind always in his face and the sun on his back. He is survived by his devoted wife of 17 years, Sharon Monfee Adkison; his brother, Jim (Dianne) Adkison; 4 fur children, Ziggy, Simon, George, and Zoie; and a host of friends and family. John was preceded in...
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William Standring Yougene

June 3, 1940 - October 14, 2017

William Standring Yougene III, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away at the age of 77. He went to high school at William's School before going on to get his Undergraduate Degree at Huntingdon College and then his Graduate Degree at The University of Alabama. William was a member of The Montgomery Genealogical Society.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Standring Yougene...
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Jerry Lee Frick

June 15, 1937 - October 12, 2017

Jerry Frick, 80, died Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Homer Lee Frick, his son, Jerry Lee Frick Jr. And his wife of 60 years, Sally Stalvey Frick. He is survived by his son, Robert Hartwell Frick and wife Myra and his brother, Fred Calvin Frick and wife Elaine plus a niece and two nephews, Elaine, Steve and Craig Frick. Jerry was born and raised...
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Helen Shaver Jordan

August 15, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Myra Joyce Carter

January 3, 1950 - October 11, 2017

Myra Joyce Carter, of Montgomery, AL passed away on October 11, 2017 at the age of 67. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeffie Williams and Louise Pope Williams; brothers, Donald Williams and Donnie Williams; sister, Cathy Williams; and nephew, Jacob Williams.Myra is survived by her husband, Wayne Carter; sons, Steve (Mary) Carter and Ray (Stacye) Carter; daughter, Heather Carter; 7...
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Teresa Paulette Pruit

May 31, 1952 - October 11, 2017

Teresa Paulette Pruit,65, of Montgomery, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017.She was Preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Elsie Rolling; brother, Charles Rolling; sisters, Geraldine Deal and Helen SIngleton.Teresa is survived by her son, Michael Paul Pruit; sister, Dorothy Ann Henderson; brother, Danny Rolling and nephew, Jason Henderson.A visitation will be held on Friday, October 13,...
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Sarah Box Lawson

October 22, 1923 - October 10, 2017

Sarah Box Lawson, a lifelong resident of Montgomery passed away onOctober 10, 2017.She was preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm Charles Box andNettie Colson Box; her husband, Col. (retired) Francis (Frank) Lawson; and her sister, Key Box Fannin. She is survived by her sons, Spencer H. Longshore, III (Cindy), and Robert P. Longshore (Gail); a niece, Sarah Jo Fannin Cohen (Stanley);...
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Donna Kay Dooley

November 6, 1978 - October 9, 2017

Donna Kay Dooley, 38, of Deatsville, passed away on Monday, October 09, 2017.She was preceded in death by her father, Garland Dooley and grandparents, Sam and Bonnie Payton.She is survived by her mother, Corneila Dooley; brother, Payton (Marla) Dooley; aunts, Brenda Dooley, Janice Payton and Patricia Yarbrough; uncles, Buford Dooley, Edward Dooley, David Payton and Donald Payton; a niece,...
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Prosper Henri Ziri

September 24, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Prosper H. Ziri passed away on October 9, 2017. He was born in Marrakesh, Morocco on September 24, 1932. Graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 11, 11:30 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Ziri came to the United States as a young man and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Air Force. His assignments took him to many locations stateside and overseas where his duties included...
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Jane Windham Chesnutt

April 18, 1930 - October 8, 2017

Jane Claire Windham Chesnutt, 87, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 8, 2017. After a brief illness, she died peacefully at her home with loving family by her side. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00p.m. at Leak Memory Chapel with Rev. Aaron Fleming officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service with burial at...
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Terry Hardaway Taylor

September 14, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Terry Hardaway Taylor, III, age 76, went home to be with his Lord on October 8, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents Rosa Lee Till Taylor and Terry Hardaway Taylor, Jr. He was born on September 14, 1941 in Montgomery, Alabama where he lived most of his life, graduating from Lanier High School and Auburn University. He was devoted to his family, as well as an avid hunter, fisherman, and...
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Susan Latrelle Sanders

May 7, 1961 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Betty Elizabeth Dandis

February 10, 1933 - October 6, 2017

Betty Dean Dandis, age 84, passed away on Friday, October, 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Samuel John Dandis; her parents, Ruby Hester and Coy F. Dean. Mrs. Dandis is survived by her adored children, Stephen John Dandis (son), Jennifer Berry Brown (daughter), Jeremy Leonard Berry (grandson) and Jordan Dean Berry (grandson). She was a member of Frazer Methodist...
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Vickie Green Kelly

July 7, 1944 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Clinton Moye Thames

March 9, 1963 - October 4, 2017

Clinton Moye Thames, age 54, passed away peacefully at his home in Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Whetstone Thames, and Mary Louise Moye (Baby Doll) Thames. He is survived by his son, Clinton Moye Thames Jr.; sister, Mary Elizabeth Thames; brother, David Whetstone Thames, Jr.; uncle, William Gordon Thames; and cousins William Gordon Thames, Jr. (Mary Owen), Irene...
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Harold Ray Redwine

January 27, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Wetumpka - Harold Ray Redwine, 73, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in his home after a devastating struggle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Phed Redwine and Eula Mae Walker Redwine; his brother Danny Redwine; and grandson Trevor Serjeant. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Eveline (Grittner) Redwine; his daughter Cathleen Redwine Klusek and her husband Todd; His...
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Joyce Smith Hatcher

November 11, 1933 - October 4, 2017

Joyce Smith Hatcher passed away peaceably Wednesday, October 4,2017 at her home. She is survived by her children David, Wayne, Mark and Martha Hatcher; their spouses, children and grandchildren. Her funeral will beSaturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00am at Pintlala Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Burton presiding. Visitation will be one hour before. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be...
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William Jackson Moseley

February 19, 1942 - October 3, 2017

William "Bill" Moseley passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Arlene and John Moseley and one brother Johnny Moseley. He is survived by his brother Mike (Cynthia) Moseley of Montgomery and sisters Virginia (Gene) Hall of Prattville, Bettie (George) Searcy of Evergreen and Debby Moseley of Montgomery. Bill was an avid Crimson Tide fan and Atlanta Braves...
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Frances Morgan Brooks

January 12, 1921 - October 3, 2017

Frances Morgan Brooks, a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away on October 3, 2017 at the age of 96. Frances, formerly of Brantley, AL, had a generous love for people. Her favorite hobby was cooking. Her family and friends were beneficiaries of her cheese straws, brownies, cheesecakes, and many casseroles. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church for 65 years and a Sunday School teacher for...
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Mary Lou Gedel

June 21, 1925 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Evelyn Parish Cooner

July 24, 1923 - October 2, 2017

Evelyn Parish Cooner, 94, a life long resident ofMontgomery, AL entered her eternal home to be with herLord and Savior on October 2, 2017. She was preceeded indeath by her parents, Eugene C. and Lucille J. Cooner,brothers, Walter J. Cooner, Sr. and Eugene C. Cooner Jr.: sisters, Lillian E. Cooner,and Betty C. Rushton. She is survived by her loving twinsister, Emily C. Rabren, Columbiana, AL,...
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Michael Focia

May 22, 1939 - October 2, 2017

Michael Focia Jr., 78, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Michael Focia Sr. and Esther Focia; his children, Jean Focia Sandoval and James Franklin Focia. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jacqueline Focia; his children, Corrine Focia Shirts, Michael A Focia, Rita Focia (Mark) Crawford, Billy J Focia, Amber Focia (Jason) Matmanivong, John ...
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Edward Harold Haslam

November 8, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Edward Harold Haslam, Jr. passed away on October 2. He was born on November 8, 1929, in Anniston, AL, to Edward Harold Haslam, Sr. and Mary Dover Turner Haslam. He graduated from Anniston High School, attended Auburn University and graduated from Jacksonville State University. Upon graduation he became a U.S. Naval officer specializing in anti-submarine warfare and public information. He was the...
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Michael Jacob Thornell

September 27, 1941 - October 1, 2017

Michael J. ThornellUSAF Ret, Lt Col MSCSeptember 27, 1941-October 1, 2017Beloved son, brother, husband, Dad and Bepops Michael Jacob Thornell was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, October 1, 2017, following a long illness. He was surrounded by his four sons, and his beloved wife of 53 years, Kathryn (Kitty). Mike was born and raised in Dothan, AL where he graduated from Dothan High School in 1959....
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Larry Alan Manning

November 27, 1948 - September 30, 2017

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