Our Obituaries

Dan Travis Grimes

January 9, 1947 - January 16, 2018

Dan Travis Grimes, age 71, of Prattville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday January 16, 2018. Dan was born January 9, 1947. A visitation for Mr. Grimes will be Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the chapel of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home from 11:00 am until 11:45 am. Graveside service will follow at 12:00 noon in Greenwood Cemetery with military honors.Dan is survived by his wife, Barbara Grimes;...
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Benjamin L. Ware

July 28, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Benjamin L. Ware, age 86, of Brantley, Alabama passed away on Monday January 15, 2018. Benjamin was born July 28, 1931. Ben was preceded in death by his parents; Benjamin Ware, Sr. and Gladys Ware; his first wife; Christine Ware, a grandchild; Bethany Prescott and by his brothers and sisters.Ben is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Jo Ann Ware of Brantley, AL. He is also survived by his...
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Mary Grace Richardson

May 20, 1932 - January 14, 2018

Mary Grace Richardson, age 85, of Luverne, Alabama passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018. Mary was born May 20, 1932 in Cecil, Alabama to Annie Shellman Dekle and D.B. Stanton Dekle. Mary is survived by her husband, Wilbur Richardson; son Steve Richardson; and son Mike Richardson; brother George Dekle and brother Robert Dekle; grandson Adam Richardson, granddaughter Rachel Richardson,...
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Thomas Simms Higgins

May 9, 1929 - January 10, 2018

Tom Higgins (May 9, 1929 - January 10, 2018) was born in Clanton, Alabama. His is survived by his four sons, Tom Higgins Jr. and his wife Bonnie, Neal Higgins, John Higgins and his wife Melanie, and Mark Higgins and his wife Pam, as well as 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy and his wife, Eloise.After he served in the Air Force in the Korean...
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John L. Branch

December 11, 1933 - January 9, 2018

Dr. John L. Branch, Jr, of Auburn, AL, passed away on January 9, 2018 in Opelika, AL of pneumonia related to a progressive muscle disease, Dr. Branch was born in Montgomery, AL on December 11, 1933, and He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. John L. Branch and his mother, Mrs. Louise K. Branch of Montgomery. Dr. Branch graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1951 and from The Citadel,...
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Ann S. Bohannon

October 16, 1925 - January 9, 2018

Ann S Bohannon, age 92, of Montgomery, AL passed from this earthly life and went to be with Jesus on Tuesday January 9, 2018. Ann was born October 16, 1925.Ann is survived by her children, Judy Bohannon, Tony Bohannon (Cindy), and Mike Bohannon; Her sister, Betty Ackerman (George); And her grandson, Brad Tillery (Kerry). Ann was preceded in death by her parents John W Snead and Olive B Snead, and...
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Phillip Garrett Sampley

February 4, 1961 - January 6, 2018

Phillip Garrett Sampley, age 56, of Montgomery, AL went to be with the Lord on Saturday January 6, 2018. Phillip was born February 4, 1961 in Indiana to Rebecca Maynard Sampley and Curtis Earl Sampley. Phillip is survived by his wife, Johnna Sampley; son, Tyler Sampley; parents (Montgomery); sister, Angela Pitman (Gary) of Decatur; mother-in-law, Janet Appleton (Decatur); brother-in-law, Michael...
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Belma Mae McNeill

April 23, 1925 - January 3, 2018

Belma Mae McNeill, 92, went to be with the Lord January 3, 2018. She was born on April 23,1925 in Andalusia, AL.Mrs. McNeill was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Simeon McNeill. Also, preceding her in death was her brother, Van Garvin (Ruby) and sisters; Bernice (James) Long, Thelma (Cliff) Hallman, Vera (Ray) Smelley and Myrtle (Bud) Walker. She is survived by her daughter Linda...
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Gene Eugene Stabler

June 15, 1936 - December 28, 2017

Robert Eugene Stabler (Gene), born June 15, 1936, at Furman, Alabama to Henry Lamar and Miriam Hurst Stabler died December 28, 2017. A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, January 3 at First United Methodist Church with visitation following. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Julia Hayes Stabler. Also surviving are daughters Stephanie Stabler Cassell (Timothy Daniels Cassell) and...
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Clara Bailey Yates

February 19, 1929 - December 27, 2017

Clara Bailey Yates, age 88, passed away on Wednesday December 27, 2017. Clara was born February 19, 1929. She was a long time hair dresser at Montgomery Fair/ Gayfers and served as a Sunday School teacher at Eastern Hills Baptist church for many years. In addition to cosmetology, her interests included gardening, sewing and crocheting. She moved to Auburn after many years in Montgomery to be near...
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Milton Harris MCKINNEY

April 4, 1930 - December 26, 2017

Milton Harris McKinney,87, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. He was born April 4,1930.Milt was preceded in death by his parents; Clyde and Clyce McKinney and his brother, Clyde McKinney, Jr.He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Donna McKinney. Other survivors include his children; Lynne Knickerbocker (Steve) of Clearwater, FL, Bill McKinney of...
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Claude Milton Cone

September 7, 1929 - December 25, 2017

Claude Milton Cone, 88, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at his residence in Sylacauga, AL. He was born September 7,1929 and lived in Montgomery, AL most of his life.He was preceded in death by his parents, Wice C. and Florence Cone; as well as his brother, Earl Cone and his sister, Loretta McKibbon. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy and his second wife, Evelyn...
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Joyce Noe Elder

May 16, 1951 - December 25, 2017

Joyce Noe Elder, 66, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at Jackson Hospital. Joyce was born May 16, 1951 to the late Addie Lee Arnette and Carl William Noe.Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Ocie Elder; her son, Richard Elder; and her parents; Carl William Noe and Addie Lee Arnette.Joyce is survived by three daughters; Kathy Clark (Dennis), Crystal Toney (Daryl) and Jessica Elder,...
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Earl Bennett Byrd

July 23, 1956 - December 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL.
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Nell Elizabeth Zayac

October 26, 1924 - December 20, 2017

Zayac, Nell Elizabeth, 93, passed away on December 20, 2017 at Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL. She was born in Brantley, Alabama on October 26, 1924 to parents: Edward and Irene Smith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Zayac, M.D. Dr. Zayac had his medical practice in Del Norte, Colorado where they raised their four children. Nell is survived by Dr. Edward Joseph Zayac,...
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Avis Scoggins

December 12, 1918 - December 20, 2017

Avis Scoggins was born December 12, 1918, and passed away on December 20, 2017. Her very special caretaker for the last four years was her great granddaughter, Christina Crowder and husband Shaun. She was preceded in death by her husband; Aaron H. Scoggins, two sisters; Maudie Taylor and Mary Clyde Woodruff and two grandsons; David W. Scoggins and Daniel L. Scoggins. She leaves behind a son;...
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Martha Ware Blackwell

December 17, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Martha Ware Blackwell passed away quietly at home, December 19, 2017, two days after her 89th birthday. Ms. Blackwell was valedictorian in her senior year at Hanley High School in Roanoke, Alabama. She was also an educator for over 20 years, retiring as a full professor teaching at Auburn University, Montgomery. Ms. Blackwell was a member of the League of Women Voters, holding several...
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Robert George Muncaster

July 5, 1922 - December 17, 2017

This past Sunday, after living in the full-faith of a loving God and His son Jesus Christ, Bob Muncaster passed from this life to the next, following his wife, Esther, grandson, Phillip and great-granddaughter, Millie. The youngest of four brothers, he is survived by his four children, Charles, Joan, Walter and Georgia, as well as fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also...
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Barbara Geddert Wiggins

November 11, 1933 - December 16, 2017

Barbara Helen Geddert Wiggins died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones in Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, AL on December 16, 2017 at the age of 84.Barbara is survived by her daughters Lyn Holt (Larry), Layne Matthews (Jeff) and grandchildren Adam Holt (Jenna), Jennifer Holt and James Matthews; and a trove of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Barbara was predeceased by the love of her...
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Sarah Pauline Folcomer

September 15, 1935 - December 15, 2017

Sarah Pauline Folcomer, 82, a resident of Eclectic, AL died December 15, 2017. A visitation will be held on December 21, 2017 (Thursday) from 9 am to 10 am at White Chapel - Greenwood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on December 21, 2017 at 10 am at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery. Pastor Joe Creamer will be officiating. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Cheryl...
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Nelson A. Rankins

November 13, 1930 - December 15, 2017

Nelson A. Rankins Jr., age 87, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Friday December 15, 2017. Nelson was born November 13, 1930 to Olive Taylor Rankins and Nelson Andrew Rankins Sr. Nelson is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Rankins and Sandra Rankins Brown, and a granddaughter, Andrea Martinez. He was loved by a host of nieces and nephews. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye A....
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Alice Jan Harrod

July 9, 1955 - December 13, 2017

Ms. Alice Jan Harrod, 62, who was a dual resident of Roswell, GA and Montgomery, AL., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Jackson Hospital. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service with be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery located at 3001 Simmons Dr. Montgomery, AL. 36108. A public visitation will...
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Willie Coleman Baker

September 4, 1936 - December 13, 2017

Willie Coleman Baker (Bill), age 81 passed away on Wednesday December 13, 2017. Bill was born September 4, 1936. He had a sister, Faye and a brother, Raymond. Both Bill and Raymond served in the Navy after graduating from high school. After his tour in the Navy, Willie became a journeyman with Alabama Power. In his retirement, Bill drove a bus for the Montgomery Area Transit. He enjoyed playing...
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Raliegh T. Postma

December 18, 1935 - December 12, 2017

Raliegh Theodore Postma, Jr. of Mayfield, KY passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was born December 18, 1935 in Montgomery, AL.Raliegh was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann; his son, Michael D. Postma; his brother, James H. Postma; his sisters; Nonnie Bell and Edna Walker. Also, preceding him in death were grandsons; Christopher R. Postma and Damion M. Postma.Raliegh is...
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Wendell Aldine Page

October 17, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL.
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Virginia Wade Tilton

May 16, 1935 - December 7, 2017

Virginia Wade Tilton, age 82 of Clanton, AL, went to be with her Lord on Thursday December 7, 2017. Virginia was born May 16, 1935. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Frank Tilton and her parents, Herman and Eneas Wade.She is survived by her daughters; Barbara Caudle (George) of Clanton, Al and Margaret Crim (Otis) of Adamsville, AL. She is also survived by grandchildren; Michael...
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Martha Ann Martin

January 18, 1937 - December 5, 2017

Martha Ann Martin, 80, a resident of Eclectic, AL passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her daughter's home after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. A Celebration of Life service will be held at White Chapel - Greenwood Funeral Home on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Visitation is set for 10:00 AM. She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar Ray Martin, SSgt, USAF (Ret.). Mrs....
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Jay Eric Thompson

January 20, 1953 - December 2, 2017

Jay Eric Thompson (64) passed away December 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: John Ernest Thompson, Sr. and Grace Teague Thompson. He is survived by: his brother, John Ernest Thompson Jr. (Dr. Martina Thompson) and a nephew, John Eric Thompson (Helyna Bledsoe Thompson). Jay worked as a respiratory therapist (20+ years) at Baptist South where he specialized in helping premature...
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Emily Elizabeth Worley

September 7, 1921 - November 28, 2017

Emily Elizabeth Worley, age 96, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017. Emily was born September 7, 1921. Emily was preceded in death by: her parents, Sharp & Mattie Wright; her husband, Hansel Worley and her daughter, Miland Green. Emily is survived by 7 children: Malon Worley, Marie Gilliam, Reford (Crystal) Worley, Radford (Harriet) Worley, Melissia Raof, Patricia LaForm,...
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Burton A. Linthicum

March 24, 1943 - November 27, 2017

Burton Arthur Linthicum, age 74, of Hoover, AL., passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. He was born March 24, 1943 in Halifax, Pennsylvania, but lived in Alabama most of his adult life. Burt was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert and Janice Linthicum, and his uncle and aunt, Lt. Col. Arthur Linthicum, DDS and Ruth.Burt is survived by his wife of 51 years, Leslie Barnidge Linthicum;...
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Robert Dean Stanley

October 19, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Mr. Robert Dean Stanley, 85, who resided in Eclectic, AL., passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Jackson Hospital. He is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years: Mrs. Juanita Stanley and his parents: Robert David Stanley and Lois Dean Stanley. He is also preceded in death by his children: Clifford Morrell, Henry Morrell, Mike Morrell , Tommie Morrell and a grandson: Chris Connell. ...
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Larry Goodwin

November 16, 1949 - November 17, 2017

Larry Goodwin, age 68, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Friday November 17, 2017. Larry was born November 16, 1949 in Savannah, Georgia to Margarette Elizabeth Goodwin and John Frank Goodwin. Larry is survived by his wife, Connie Goodwin; his son, Billy Ladon Goodwin (Fiance'- Alice Meeks); his brother, Frank Goodwin; sister-in-law, Lisa Goodwin; his brother, Gene Goodwin; sister-in-law,...
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Jack Edwards

January 9, 1936 - November 17, 2017

John "Jack" Joseph Edwards Jr., age 81, passed away on Friday November 17, 2017. Jack was born January 9, 1936. Jack is survived by his wife, Joyce Edwards; step-daughter, Teresa Barrera; step-son, Ron Smith; and daughter-in-law, Marie Smith; grandchildren; Rosie, Lucy, Michael and great grandson, Harry. He is also survived by his sisters, Barbara and Joyce.Chief Master Sargent Edwards traveled...
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Joseph Edward Helms

March 15, 1933 - November 7, 2017

Joseph Edward Helms, age 84, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Joseph was born March 15, 1933 to Bettie Davis Helms and Nolan Helms. A life long Montgomery resident, Joe Ed, enjoyed decorating ceramics, bowling and choral singing. He was an avid fan of Auburn football and the Washington Redskins. Mr. Helms is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Susan Jones Helms;...
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John Robert Weiss

December 7, 1924 - November 3, 2017

John Robert Weiss, age 92, of Montgomery, AL died at his home the morning of Friday November 3, 2017. John was born December 7, 1924, in Chicago, IL, moving to Augusta, GA as a child. John Weiss graduated from Richmond Academy then entered the Navy as a Naval Aviation Cadet during WW II and was discharged as an Ensign in December, 1945. He was active in the Civil Air Patrol and his interest in...
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Birdie Sue Brannon

January 11, 1945 - October 31, 2017

Mrs. Birdie Sue Brannon, 72, who resided in Montgomery, AL., passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Prattville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She is preceded in death by her husband: William Charles Brannon and her parents: Rufus and Cumi Stuart. She is survived by one sister: Shelby S. Brown of Troy, AL., two brothers: Wayne (Barbara) Stuart of Deatsville, AL. and Joseph (Jean) Stuart...
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Vickie Lynn Pyle

July 10, 1957 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL.
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Essie Nora Williams

August 21, 1937 - October 28, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens.
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Odie Carson Culp

June 14, 1926 - October 28, 2017

Odie C. Culp Jr. (91) died October 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents; Odie Culp Sr. and Charlye Mae Cox Culp, a brother; Paul Culp and his first wife; Louise Culp.He is survived by his wife; Maves Culp, his daughters; Regina Liles and Nancy Andrews (Mike), his step children; Wayne Scarborough (Brenda) and Sandra Scarborough, his grandchildren; Mikel Liles, Traci Willmon, Kyle...
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Johnnie Lynn Norsworthy

February 16, 1942 - October 26, 2017

Mrs. Johnnie Lynn Norsworthy, 75, who resided in Montgomery, AL., passed away on Thursday, October, 26, 2017 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents: Howard Fletcher Halse Sr., and Hattie May Halse. She is also preceded in death by her sister: Alicia May Cassidy (Sissy). She is survived by her husband: Jerry Norsworthy, two sisters: Imogene Clay (Ryburn) and Patricia Dalton ...
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Alice Nelda Kent Harrod

July 10, 1932 - October 17, 2017

Mrs. Alice Nelda Kent Harrod, 85, who resided in Montgomery, AL., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Jackson Hospital. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery located at 3001 Simmons Dr. Montgomery, Al. 36108. A public visitation will be held on Thursday,...
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William McCall Harrris

February 17, 1943 - October 16, 2017

Mr. William McCall Harris, 74, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the VA Hospital located in Orlando, Fl. The Celebration of Life Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with public visitation one hour prior in the chapel of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home located at 909 Lincoln Rd. Montgomery, Al. 36109. Mr...
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Sara Jean York

January 7, 1938 - October 15, 2017

Sara Jean York (79) died Sunday, October 15, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Rob Knight and Rosa Lee Snell Knight; her brothers, Adolph Knight, Rob Roy Knight and John Knight. She is survived by: her husband, William (Buddy) Alvin York; her brother, George Knight; her sister, Emma Caraway; and her children: Michael York (Marylee), Barry York (Cindy) and...
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Laura Lucas Pittman

September 6, 1937 - October 10, 2017

Pittman, Laura Eleanor Lucas, 80, died peacefully, surrounded by her sons and daughters-in-law, on October 10, 2017 at her home in Montgomery. Laura was born on September 6, 1937 in Roanoke, AL to Robert Nixon and Eleanor Jeffers Lucas.Laura spent the first part of her life in Roanoke, AL; she and her family then moved to Birmingham, where she graduated from Phillips High School. Upon graduating,...
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Alta Catherine Petruny

February 7, 1955 - October 9, 2017

Cathy Petruny of Montgomery, Alabama went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2017 at the age of 62. She was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School (class of 1973) and later attended Livingston University where she was a proud member of the Phi Mu sorority. Cathy was predeceased by her parents: Alice and John Petruny and her brother: George Petruny. She is survived by her sister: Pepper Petruny...
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Sandra Thornal Busbee

September 19, 1950 - October 6, 2017

Sandra Jo Thornal Busbee (67) went to be with the Lord on October 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Josephine Clair DeLuise and Gerald Louis Thornal. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, William L. Busbee; daughter, Terri Rich Cole; step sons, James E. Busbee (Greenwood, SC) and William P. Busbee (Aiken,SC); grandchildren, Will Marvel and Hayden Cole (Prattville) and step...
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Ronnie James Nelson

September 29, 1958 - October 6, 2017

Mr. Ronnie Nelson, 59, who resided in Montgomery, AL., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 6, 2017 at Baptist South Hospital in Montgomery, AL. He was preceded in death by his parents: Conrad C. Nelson and Elizabeth A. Lincoln; two sisters: Therese Creel and LuAnne Nelson and two brothers: Michael Nelson and Robert Nelson. His is survived by his wife: Diane...
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Joyce Williamson Todd

June 5, 1932 - October 5, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Williamson Todd, 85, who resided in Montgomery, AL., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Crown of Montgomery. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:30 am in the chapel of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Northcutt officiating. A public visitation will be held...
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Reuben Max Burrow

May 7, 1940 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL.
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Michael Daley Crew

January 29, 1953 - October 4, 2017

Michael Daley Crew (Mike), 64, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 after suffering a profound illness. He is survived by his wife, Amy Crew, four children; Amanda, Jesse, Caleb, and Jacob, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, Brad Crew and sister-in-law, Mary Frank, two sisters, Barbara Headley and Linda Walker. He is also survived by a brother-in-law...
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William Earl Collum

February 7, 1950 - October 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL.
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James Richard Koerner

January 5, 1958 - September 29, 2017

James (Jim) Richard Koerner, 59, of Montgomery, AL passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer on September 29, 2017. He was born on January 5, 1958 to the late Paul E. Koerner and Ginger Koerner, both of Montgomery, AL. His sister Jeanelle Medcalf of Wetumpka, AL also preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Ellie Koerner. His mother Ginger; his sister...
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Gloria Mae Baudin

March 30, 1928 - September 25, 2017

Gloria Mae. Baudín, 89, formerly of Montgomery, AL peacefully passed to the heavenly realm at home on September 25, 2017 in Pensacola, FL. Gloria was a warrior as she fought and suffered from an extended illness for five years.Gloria was born in New Orleans, La to Renee and Carol Blank on March 30, 1928. She is now in her heavenly home and happy with her late husband and soul mate, Henry J....
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Lewellyn Sievers

June 11, 1934 - September 25, 2017

Mrs. Lewellyn Sievers, 83, who resided in Wetumpka, AL., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Prattville Baptist Hospital. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband: Bob Sievers; parents: Virgil and Leila Dailey; step-son: Charles Sievers ;son-in law: Jim Huggins; and a brother-in-law: Jack Hand. She is survived by her children: Van ...
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Lois Yvonne Carswell

September 27, 1938 - September 24, 2017

Mrs. Lois Yvonne Carswell, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Heartland of Orange Park located in Orange Park FL. She was preceded in death by her husband: Earl Dean Carswell and her parents: Leonard Cordell Knight and Ruth Estelle Peacock , a son: John Elijah Carswell and a sister: Dewayne Walters. She is survived by her children: ...
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Gloria V. MULLINS

July 8, 1923 - September 23, 2017

Gloria Louise Vangelisti Mullins (94) passed away peacefully the 23rd of September, surrounded by family and in the comfort of her home. Gloria was born in Great Falls, Montana on July 8, 1923, to Elio and Fernanda Vangelisti. When she was three, her family moved to Galveston, Texas. Shortly after graduating from Ball High School, she married and began a military life that included living in...
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Cleo Armstead

July 27, 1927 - September 22, 2017

Mr. Cleo Armstead, who resided in Montgomery, Alabama, was born on July 27, 1927 in Andalusia, Alabama and died on September 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by: his sisters, Lela Mae Pendleton and Opal Worthington, his brother, Roy Armstead and his brother in law, Allen Henderson. He is survived by: his siblings, Ann Henderson and William L. Armstead, as well as many nieces and nephews.Mr....
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Irene Mamie Gordon

June 9, 1929 - September 20, 2017

Mrs. Irene Gordon, 88, who resided in Montgomery, AL., went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Wetumpka Health and Rehabilitation Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle E. Gordon, Sr. She is survived by four children: Delores Mills, Vivian Cooper (Johnie) , Terry Gordon and Doyle Gordon, Jr, grandchildren: Laurie Johnston (Mike),...
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David M. Barnwell

February 8, 1936 - September 19, 2017

SMSgt David M. Barnwell (USAF Ret) passed away at the age of 81 on September 19, 2017 at home after a long battle with illness. Services to be held at Valley Park Baptist Church, 3820 Woodley Rd, Montgomery, AL 36116, on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm with visitation beginning at 11:00 am. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery immediately following.He was proceeded in death by his father,...
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Willie Thomas Owens

February 24, 1942 - September 19, 2017

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day."2 Timothy 4:7-8Willie T. Owens was born February 24, 1942 in Atmore, Alabama to Charlie and Maureen Owens. He was one of two children. He was married to Ozie Bell Owens and their union...
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Richard Thomas Cook

June 19, 1960 - September 15, 2017

Richard Thomas Cook died Friday, September 15, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:30 am on Friday, October 6, 2017 at: Pioneer Air Transportation4630 Hanger CourtMontgomery, AL 36108Many of Richard's days were spent in and around the airplane hangar so it seemed fitting to plan his memorial there. Richard is survived by a sister: Beatrice...
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Thelma Winnie Gunter

August 20, 1926 - September 15, 2017

Gunter, T. W., passed away on September 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.D. Gunter and a son, Lewis Gunter. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law; Sandra and John Gable, granddaughter; Rachel Gable, grandson; Bill (Carol) Gunter, two great-granddaughters; Hannah Grace and Henlee Gunter and a daughter-in-law; Norma Gunter. A Celebration of Life Service will be held...
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Deloris A. HOPKINS

June 6, 1943 - September 15, 2017

Deloris Ann Beck Hopkins, age 74, died Friday, September 15, 2017 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents: Willie John Beck Sr. and Lillian Irene Beck, and her husband: John E. Hopkins. She is survived by her siblings: Willie John Beck Jr. (aka Buddy), Johnnie M. Walden and Deborah Beck; her children: Thomas E. Paulk (aka Gene) and wife, Cindy and Robert W. Paulk (aka Wally)...
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Arthur Vernon Moore

December 19, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Moore, Arthur Vernon, age 87, a resident of Fleta, passed away September 14, 2017, at his home. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a retired Montgomery police officer, and raised farm animals in his retirement years. He is survived by his wife Betty Cleghorn Moore, daughter Gail Hall (Tom), son Les Moore, step daughter Tommye Jean Howard (John), brother Bruce Moore, sister Merle Bruns (Ray),...
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Leven H. Ellis

June 24, 1965 - September 11, 2017

Leven "Tripp" Handy Ellis III passed away at his home in Montgomery, Alabama on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the age of 52. Tripp is lovingly remembered by his brother Leven "Chip" Handy Ellis IV (Christy) Ellis and his loving nephews Dean and Max and other family and many friends. Leven Handy Ellis III was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Leven Handy Ellis II and Julia Campbell on June 24, 1965....
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Walter Hugh Anderson

December 21, 1926 - September 10, 2017

Walter Hugh Anderson, age 90 of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Anderson. He is survived by his children, Walter L. (Patricia A.) Anderson, Karen S. (Wayne) Hudgens, Fred S. (Carol) Anderson, John M. (Tammy) Anderson; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other...
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Gene Eugene Fulmer

December 17, 1942 - September 3, 2017

Clarence Eugene Fulmer Sr. (Gene) died September 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: Bernard Lewis Fulmer and Wilma Audrey Faulk Fulmer and a niece: Casey Elizabeth Kelly. He is survived by his sister: Pam Kelly (Larry), a brother: David Euel Fulmer (Jane), and his children: Gena Fulmer Watts and Clarence (Bo) Eugene Fulmer Jr. (Tiana). His grandchildren include: Joey Eugene Fulmer,...
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Mignon McGlynn Watt

July 8, 1932 - September 2, 2017

Mignon McGlynn Watt, 85, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama died September 2, 2017 after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Watt and daughter, Mimi Watt Arrington. Survivors include daughter, Kay Watt Clark (David); sons, William Watt, Jr. and Lewis Anderson Watt (Shannon); son-in-law, Stuart Graves Arrington; grandchildren, Mignon Arrington Lunsford (Thomas...
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Lewis Ferrell Ledbetter

January 29, 1935 - August 30, 2017

Lewis Ferrell Ledbetter died peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, after an extended illness at the age of 82 years. Lewis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Davis Ledbetter; son and daughter-in-law, Randall Ferrell and Lawana Ledbetter of Montgomery, Alabama; granddaughter, Lindsey Ferrell Ledbetter Gorman and her husband, Teddy Gorman; great-granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth...
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Bonnie Stokes Jennings

October 13, 1928 - August 25, 2017

Bonnie Stokes Jennings died August 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lottie Lee Stokes, and survived by her brother, Isaac Stokes, and by her three children: Rose, Joe and Tim, as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed retirement after many years of working at Alfa Insurance. She was an active member of Valley Park Baptist Church. A graveside service at...
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Carolyn Kelly Wilson

July 21, 1924 - August 24, 2017

Carolyn Kelly Wilson, spouse of Rev. Robert Lee Wilson Sr., died on August 24, 2017 in her home at the age of 93. She was born in Society Hill, Alabama in Macon County. She supported her husband in the ministry they shared together in the United Methodist Church for 50 years and continued to support the Church after his death in 1993. She was a member of Frazer United Methodist Church since...
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Angela Simmons

July 29, 1932 - August 24, 2017

Angela Simmons died on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by: Henry Faulkner and Royce Simmons, her parents; John Hannibal and Katie Ruth McNeill. She is survived by: her five children; Diane Faulkner of Montgomery, Sandra Ard of Montgomery, Bonnie Barnett of Novice, Texas, Debra Simmons of Troy and Greg Simmons of Winfield and her brother; John McNeill. Her surviving...
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James Lawrence Middleton

December 29, 1971 - August 23, 2017

James L. Middleton, Jr, "Jim" died unexpectedly at his home in Montgomery, Alabama at the young age of 46.He is survived by his parents, Jimmie and Carolyn Middleton, sister Laurie (Jake) Wood from Marietta, South Carolina and brother Matthew (Cathy) Middleton from Montgomery, Alabama; 5 nieces, one nephew; Aunt Mildred Rembert from Huntsville, Alabama and multiple cousins. Jim is...
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Margaret McMichael Travelstead

October 27, 1934 - August 16, 2017

Mrs. Margaret McMichael Travelstead, 82, who resided in Montgomery, AL., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Tallassee Health and Rehabilitation. She is preceded in death by her parents: George H. Gould and Margaret Gould, her husband: Charles E. Travelstead, a son: Edward C. Michael Jr., and a brother: Vernon Gould. She is survived by her...
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Sam B. Barrett

August 29, 1928 - August 9, 2017

On August 9, 2017, Colonel Sam Burge Barrett, U.S. Air Force (ret) passed away in his home surrounded by his family. A native of Montgomery and son of Leola Dukes Barrett and Alex Cook Barrett, Col. Barrett attended high school at Starke University School where he graduated with honors in athletics and academics in 1947. After high school, Col. Barrett attended Auburn University on a track...
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Hazel Hickman Bush

September 3, 1932 - August 8, 2017

Hazel Hickman Bush died Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017. At 84, she was preceded in death by her husband: Charles E. Bush, her parents: Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hickman, her sister: Janice Hickman and her brother: Hubert Donald Hickman. She is survived by:Her children- Ginnie Lewis (Denny) of Lowndesboro, AL and Mark Bush (Jodi) of Colorado Springs, COHer grandchildren and their children- Haylee Lewis...
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Elisa Archuleta Hargrove

February 26, 1924 - August 1, 2017

Mrs. Elisa Archuleta Hargrove, 93, who resided in Montgomery, AL. went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Orchard Healthcare. She is preceded in death by her parents: John and Cliofas Archuleta, her husband: William O. Hargrove and their son: William John Hargrove. She is survived by her children: Marolyn H. (Robert) Morrow and James Fort (Gay)...
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Jean Marie Powell

August 31, 1930 - August 1, 2017

Jean Marie Powell, a resident of Montgomery, AL died on August 1, 2017. She was 86. Jean Marie was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Z. Fuller (Jean Ward), also known as Teeny and Mr. Big, of Opelika, AL, former husbands, Henry Davis, George Noble, and Jim Powell, daughter-in-law Peggy Dessert Davis (John), Birmingham, AL, and granddaughter Lora Jane Burgess (Shariff Roberts...
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Dixie Mae Parker Barnes

February 25, 1928 - July 18, 2017

Dixie Mae Barnes (February 25, 1928 - July 18, 2017) died Tuesday in Wetumpka, Alabama. At 89, she was preceded in death by: her husband- John William Barnes, her parents- Henry Joseph and Mattie Lee Parker, her brother- John Thomas Parker, and a daughter- Becky Barnes Burnette. She is survived by: her children- Linda Roy (Houston), Wanda Barnes Murray, David Barnes (Susan), her grandchildren-...
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Annie H. Peel

December 23, 1920 - July 11, 2017

Annie H. Peel After a long and fruitful life, celebrated with daily gifts of love, kindness, and Christian fellowship, Mrs. Annie Hortense Peel passed on to meet her Lord on July 11th, 2017. She was born on December 23, 1920 in Geneva, AL and was preceded in death by her husband, William Raymond Peel, her son, Raymond Peel II, and siblings Daniel Purvis, Willie Mae Peterson, Louise Dean, and...
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Mary Corcoran Allen

September 8, 1924 - July 11, 2017

Mary Lillis Corcoran Allen, 92, died July 11, 2017. She was born in Montgomery on September 8, 1924. After attending elementary school in Eufaula, she graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1942 and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Alabama in 1947. She retired from the Alabama Department of Education in 1991. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James Burke...
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Emma Lillian Schofield

November 25, 1932 - July 8, 2017

Emma Lillian Schofield, 84, who resided in Brewton, AL., and was a life- time resident of Montgomery, Al., passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in the care of her family at home where she lived with her great grand daughter Stephanie. Mrs. Schofield was preceded in death by her parents: Bill and Ruby Bradley; husband of 62 yrs; Lester R.J. Schofield; daughter: Reba Jenell Schofield;...
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William Frank Livingston

November 24, 1931 - June 24, 2017

LIVINGSTON, William (Bill) Frank, Jr., 85, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. Mr. Livingston was retired from South Central Bell with 35 years and was a firefighter and member of the South Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Nall Livingston. He leaves behind five children, Barbara (Dicky) Sanford, Frank (Audrey)...
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June Marie Ingram

March 29, 1942 - June 21, 2017

June Marie (Burkey) Ingram, age 75, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at her home in Montgomery, Alabama, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. June is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Richard Ingram, Sr.; children- Richard Ingram, Jr. (Laura), and Robert Ingram (Amy); grandchildren- Storm Ingram, Erica Palmore (Dominique) Rachel Ingram, Hannah Ingram, Robert May, Frances Jones ...
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Wilson Edward Hellums

April 12, 1947 - June 20, 2017

Wilson "Ed" Edward Hellums, 70, a resident of Montgomery went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2017. Visitation and funeral services will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at First Assembly of God. Visitation will be at 12:00pm, funeral service at 1:30pm with Pastors Richard Deem and Gregory Kelley officiating. Graveside services will be at Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens...
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John Daniel Sanders

June 20, 1943 - June 17, 2017

John Daniel Sanders, Sr., of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on June 17, 2017 at the age of 73. John had a long career in law enforcement, working for different agencies as a Police Officer, Instructor and Trooper before retiring as a Parole Officer with the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles. He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police and served as the Secretary-Treasurer...
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Thomas Jackson Bruce

April 24, 1934 - June 16, 2017

Mr. Thomas Jackson Bruce, 83, who resided in Montgomery, Al., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his parents: F.W. Bruce and Rosa Lee Bruce. He is survived by his son: Johnnie W. Bruce and a daughter-in-law: Gail Bruce, three grandchildren: Johnnie A. Bruce, Jack J. Bruce and Dixie M. Bruce, and 10 great...
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Ellen LaVerne Kunkle

March 14, 1934 - June 8, 2017

Ellen L. Kunkle, age 83 of Montgomery, passed away on Thursday June 8, 2017. Momma was a wonderful spirit, full of love; she was a giver of her heart and soul even though some never returned it. Born to the late Elisha Andrew and Marie Ellen Beers, she was a special mother in her own right. When God created Ellen, He threw away the mold. She was a mother who never wanted to forget that she tried...
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Quinton D. Allen

August 7, 1918 - June 8, 2017

Quinton D. Allen, Sr. met his Savior face to face in the early morning hours of June 8, 2017. He was 98 years old. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 49 year; Lucille C. Allen, his sons; Douglas (Bonny), Don (Joann), Steve and two daughters; Karen Rogers and Leslie Britt (Charlie the dog!), his grandchildren; Jason (Crystal), John (Kerry), Alisha, Matthew (Carrie) and Tracy, and...
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Catherine Papetti Shear

January 1, 1918 - June 2, 2017

Catherine Papetti Shear (99) passed away June 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years; George G. Shear and her siblings; Virgil, Helen, Carl, Irene, Italia, Eddie and Trino. She is survived by her daughter; Donna Shear Morgan and two grandsons; Christian and Brandon Morgan. She was born in Salmon, Idaho and came to Alabama in the late 1940's where she met her husband. A...
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Margaret Anne Hines

December 9, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Mrs. Margaret Anne Hines, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 2, 2017 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her husband; Bobby A. Hines, a son; Johnny L. Hines (Diane) and her parents; Calvin and Eula Desselle. She is survived by two sons; James R. Hines (Leah) and Timothy W. Hines (Debbie) and a daughter; Deborah A. Wagner (Michael). She enjoyed...
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Bette Ruth Motley

December 12, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Bette Ruth Motley died May 31, 2017 at 89. She was preceded in death by her parents; Sam Edmiston and Dovie Nash Edmiston, her husband; James L. Motley, her brothers; Ed Edmiston and Robert Edmiston, her sisters; Virginia Holley, Evelyn Stewart, Nell Taylor, and Carolyn Blackwell.She is survived by her children; James L. Motley, Linda Motley Dennis, Robert Vincent Motley and William Christopher...
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Nellie Fay Coker

March 8, 1942 - May 31, 2017

Mrs. Nellie Fay (Memaw) Coker, 75, who resided in Montgomery, Al., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her husband; William C. Coker and their son; William M. Coker, and their daughter; Coral L. Coker and her parents; Bernice Kenney and Louise Perryman. She is survived by her children; Becky (Steve)...
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Pauline Brown Claro

June 30, 1926 - May 25, 2017

Pauline Brown ClaroJune 30, 1926- May 25, 2017Mrs. Pauline Brown Claro, 90, a long time resident of Jackson, AL, who resided in Montgomery, AL, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Crowne Healthcare of Montgomery Rehabilitation Center located in Montgomery, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents: John Coley Brown and Alliene Etheridge Brown;...
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Patricia Ann Johnston

January 24, 1942 - May 22, 2017

Mrs. Patricia Ann Johnston, 75, who resided in Montgomery, Al., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Nolan Hospital in Montgomery, Al. She is preceded in death by her parents; Ben Elmore Williamson and Martha Ann Turner. She is survived by her loving husband; Silvestre Hernandez , two daughters; Suzanne Johnston and Mary Elizabeth Johnston Smith and...
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Louise B. THORNE

January 22, 1922 - May 19, 2017

Louise B. Thorne (95) died May 19, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama at the home of her daughter. She was preceded in death by her sons; Sidney and Michael Thorne and her parents; Vincenzo and Mary Bochicchio. She is survived by her children; James Thorne (Bea) and Patricia Talley (David), her grandchildren; Kendal Thorne and Angela Owens and her great grandchild; Todd Owens.She worked many years as a...
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Edith W. Snyder

December 11, 1918 - May 16, 2017

Edith "Gordie" Snyder, age 98, passed away on May 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Robert Snyder; parents, Augustus Maxwell Wilson and Belle Fannin Wilson; and 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Patricia Snyder Eiland (Jim), Montgomery, Al., and Robert G. Snyder (Terri), Clinton, Washington; grandchildren: Shelby Snyder Haygood (Sheldon), Kris...
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Marie Wesson Boone

July 15, 1941 - May 16, 2017

Marie Wesson Boone died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents: Marvin Wesson and Mavies Caldwell Wesson. She is survived by her husband: Robert L. Boone, her brothers: Clyde Wesson and Earl Wesson and her sisters: Johnnie Ruth Edmondson and Joy Brickhouse as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loyal friends. She worked with Bill Duke of Ball, Ball, Duke and Matthews...
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Helen Elizabeth McCulley

November 1, 1938 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL.
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Michael Robert Kilgore

October 27, 1975 - May 12, 2017

Mr. Michael Robert Kilgore, 41, who resided in Wetumpka, Al., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 12, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Kilgore is preceded in death by his father; Bennie Kilgore.. He is survived by his mother; Janice Kilgore, a brother; Bryan Diem and a sister; Cheryl Hughes, two nephews; Camron Diem and Matthew Diem and two nieces; Ashley Diem and...
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