Our Obituaries

James C. Shirley

March 28, 1940 - January 28, 2018

James C. "Jim" Shirley, age 77, a Birmingham native passed away Jan 28, 2018. The family will hold a private service.
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Dorothy Sue Garrison

August 4, 1924 - January 28, 2018


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Marvin W. Porter

January 17, 1950 - January 25, 2018

Marvin "Billy" Willis Porter, Jr., born January 17, 1950, passed away at age 68 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He enlisted in the United States Army in March 1968 and earned the rank of Specialist 4. He was a member of the 1st Infantry 11th Light Brigade and along with many medals, he was awarded a bronze star for his service in the Vietnam War. He was a...
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Marion Frances McCay

May 2, 1935 - January 23, 2018

MCCAY, MARION FRANCES, age 82 of Birmingham, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray McCay. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Fortenberry; brother, Harold Crowe; sisters, Gaynell Hatchett and Sheila Kelch (Rick); grandchildren, Kandice Vickery (Barry) and Michael Fortenberry; and great-grandchildren, Hudson, McKenna and Cahlen Vickery. ...
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Frances Buchanan

December 1, 1919 - January 23, 2018

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Buchanan passed away peacefully at her home in Pinson, AL at age 98, from complications after a fall. Her beloved son, Michael, was at her bedside.Frances was born in 1919 in Alabama. Growing up during the Great Depression, she overcame many hardships and learned to appreciate the simple things in life. She was the beloved wife of Daniel E. "Red" Buchanan and shared 66...
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Larry W. Poteete

May 22, 1950 - January 22, 2018


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Ronald L. Towery

June 8, 1932 - January 22, 2018

Ronald L. Towery, Sr., age 85, of Birmingham passed away January 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his first wife Gloria Towery; daughter Linda Towery Moore; and his second wife Grace Tyree Towery.Mr. Towery is survived by son Ronald L. Towery, Jr. (Caryl) and daughter Grace Towery Thomas (James); grandchildren Chanda Davis (Andre), Damon Towery (Ashley), Craig Thomas, and Blake Thomas ...
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Diane Diane Coleman

October 12, 1958 - January 22, 2018

Diane Coleman, age 59, of Odenville, Alabama passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Diane was born October 12, 1958 to the late Alvin and Mary Coleman. She was a beloved mother, sister, Grandma, great-grandma, and friend. Diane had a deep love for people and always saw the good in everyone. She enjoyed crafting, casinos, and spending time with her beloved family around the kitchen table. She...
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Mary Evelyn Pryor

June 6, 1931 - January 21, 2018

PRYOR, MARY EVELYN, age 86 of Birmingham passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Earl Pryor; sons, Terry Glasscock and Robin "Welly" Ables; and grandson, Timothy Ables. She is survived by her sons, Richard Glasscock (Nancy), Randy Ables (Kathy) and Michael Gautney (Cindy); daughter, Dianne Dunaway (Tommy); 8 grandchildren; and 4 great...
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Vera G. Bryant

September 17, 1921 - January 21, 2018

Vera Dell Goodwin Bryant Vera was preceded in death by her husband G. L. Bryant (Tebo); her parents, Samuel & Dora Goodwin; son, William Mack Bryant, Sr.; and granddaughter, Virginia Blair Milam.She is survived by son Lee Wayne Bryant (Cindy); daughter Missy Bryant Milam (Mike); daughter-in-law Loretta Bryant; grandchildren William Bryant (Tracy), Jeff Bryant (Stacie), Mack Bryant, Jr., Paige...
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Jack T. Waller

July 22, 1925 - January 20, 2018

Jack T. Waller, Lt. Col (retired), 92, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at St. Martin's in the Pines. Jack was born in Birmingham to George and Myrtle Young Waller on July 22, 1925. He was a graduate of West End High School and Howard College. He served in the U. S. Air Force as navigator/bombardier for over 25 years, was a veteran of World War II, and retired as Lieutenant Colonel.He is...
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Madge M. South

November 28, 1920 - January 18, 2018

Madge Miller South, 97, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away January 18, 2018. She was born in Birmingham, November 28, 1920, the daughter of Eva Dora and Luther Morton. She was preceded in death by sisters Yvonne Smith and Dorothy McLeod and brother Tyler Morton.She married August Miller on July 4, 1941. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1990. Ms. South married Wade South on June...
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Mona Martin Richards

December 26, 1932 - January 18, 2018

Mona Martin Richards of Birmingham, Alabama, joined her Heavenly Father on January 18, 2018, at 12:48 a.m. She had just celebrated her 85th birthday the day after Christmas. Born in Sage, Arkansas, on December 26, 1932, Mona was the oldest of six children born to Mary Bryant Martin and Elbert Alfred Martin. Life was challenging in this rural Ozarks community that was hit hard during The Great...
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Charles S. Turner

February 4, 1931 - January 18, 2018

Charles S. Turner, Jr., 86, of Birmingham, Alabama won victory over Parkinson's disease and went to be with his Lord on January 18, 2018. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Charlie was a graduate of Hueytown High School and joined the United States Air Force in 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and was also stationed in the Philippines, Japan, and Germany. He retired after 23...
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Ernestine D. Garner

May 26, 1923 - January 18, 2018

Ernestine Louise Garner 94, was reunited with her Savior on Thursday, January 18. She retired from Liberty National Life Insurance company after 34 years. She was loved by everyone who knew her because of her sweet and loving spirit. She spent most days diligently praying for every member of her family and anyone else that she knew that was in need. For her prayers we are forever grateful. She...
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Jerry Glenn DeLoach

November 17, 1958 - January 17, 2018

Jerry Glenn "Fuzzy" DeLoach, age 59, of Birmingham passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2017. Mr. Loach was born in Cullman, Alabama. He attended L. M. Smith Elementary School, Huffman High School and Jefferson State College. "Fuzzy" resided in Jasper, Georgia, Dora, Alabama, before Birmingham, Alabama. He enjoyed fishing at every chance he had.He was preceded in death by his parents Robert...
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Judy Dolan

October 18, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Judith Rogers Dolan passed away on January 14th, 2018 at the age of 86. She was born in Louisville, KY on October 18, 1931 to Eleanor and Howard Rogers. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Harry Leo Dolan; her children Margaret Rietschlin (Nicholas), Patrick Dolan (Pam Sanders), Thomas Dolan (Judy), James Dolan (Betsy), Mary Mirgon (Jeff), and John Dolan (Cindy); her 14 grandchildren; 6...
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Carolyn E. Brooks

November 26, 1939 - January 14, 2018


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Paulean P. Taylor

October 6, 1937 - January 14, 2018

Paulean P. Taylor, 80, of Pinson, Alabama went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born to the late Rev. Frank Henry and Mary Etta Pair in Carbon Hill, Alabama on October 6, 1937. Paulean was a beloved mother, sister, "Mawmaw," and friend. She was sweet and gentle-natured, strong-willed, and would do anything for anyone in need. Paulean was saved at the age of 5...
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Patricia MURRAY

July 27, 1937 - January 14, 2018

MURRAY, PATRICIA K., age 80 of Birmingham, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Murray, Sr.; parents, Ann Bielawski Keller and John "Jack" Keller; sons, Barry E. Murray and Gerald E. Murray, Jr.; and sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Keller and Jacqueline "Jackie" Keller. She is survived by her children, Brenda...
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Stephen Michael O'Brien

June 12, 1933 - January 13, 2018

Services for Stephen Michael O'Brien were held privately. The family respectfully requests no flowers.
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Jimmie Nell Millar

April 6, 1933 - January 13, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Faye Nabors

July 2, 1940 - January 13, 2018

Emily Faye Osborne Nabors - Born July 2, 1940 to Hollis and Earline Osborne, in Gadsden, AL, graduate of Emma Sansom High School. Predeceased by parents, and brother "Bud" Osborne and her beloved Chihuahuas, Luis "Rico" and Rosey. Survived by: husband of 57 years, Bobby R. Nabors Sr.; sons, Bobby Jr. and his wife Jeanie, and Jeff Nabors; daughter, Dana Green and her husband David; grandchildren,...
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Steven D. Johnson

November 27, 1947 - January 10, 2018

Steven D. Johnson, age 70, of Trussville, AL passed away on January 10, 2018. He was born in Alexandria, VA on November 27, 1947. Steve graduated from West End High school and received medic training from U.S. Army. He also served in Vietnam.He was married to Linda Johnson on August 11, 1990.Steve had a career at the United States Postal Services for 50 years. He had a passion for bass fishing,...
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Mary R. Gibson

September 29, 1920 - January 10, 2018

Mary Ruth Gibson lived most of her life in the Birmingham area. She graduated from Woodlawn High School and Wheeler Business College. Mary Ruth was a member of North Shelby Baptist Church and a member of Ruhama Baptist Church prior. Mary Ruth was the wife of the late Elbert Gibson, born on September 29, 1920 in Birmingham, AL. She was preceded in death by her son William "Billy" H. Marvel. She is...
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Gladys Waldrop

December 31, 1924 - January 9, 2018

Gladys H. Waldrop, age 93, of Clay, Alabama went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband C. W. (Jack) Waldrop; and her parents Clate and Lillie Hamrick; sister Carol Holmes; and brother Ray Hamrick.Gladys is survived by her children Carol Ann Phillips, Ron Waldrop, Mary Phoebus (Preston), and David Waldrop; eight grandchildren; eighteen great...
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Emily K. Carroll

September 17, 1923 - January 9, 2018

Emily Carroll, Birmingham, AL, age 94, passed away at St Martin's in the Pines Senior Living Community on January 9, 2018.She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, James Lucian Carroll, Jr. She is survived by her children, James Lucian Carroll, III (Norma), Trussville, AL, Susan Carroll Steele (Bruce), Mountain Brook, AL, Sarah Katherine Carroll (Barry Gilliland), Fairhope, AL, and...
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Barbara Elaine Mitchell

February 29, 1940 - January 9, 2018

MITCHELL, BARBARA V., age 77 of Birmingham passed away Tuesday, January 09, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. "Pete" Mitchell; parents, Magalee and Walter B. Vanderver; brother, Curtis Newborne Vanderver; and grandson, Chad Vernon Hall. She is survived by her brother, Kenneth Eugene Vanderver, sister Shirley Annette Bailey (Richard), daughters, Sandra McKleroy and Susan...
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Kathleen V. Quinn

December 14, 1922 - January 9, 2018

Kathleen Wilson Quinn of Birmingham, 95, passed away on January 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Quinn, Sr.; her parents Mary Estelle Wilson Hite and McCoy Eugene Wilson; and brothers Odell Wilson and Leon Wilson.She is survived by her children Fred Quinn, Jr. (Wanda), Linda Park (Ronald), Diane Pierce (David), Larry Quinn (Tanya); six grandchildren; fifteen great...
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Bonnie B. Stewart

July 23, 1949 - January 7, 2018

STEWART, BONNIE J., age 68 of Birmingham, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry E. Stewart, Sr. and his loving family that accepted her as their own including parents, Rosalee and Harry Stewart; and sisters, Mary Rose Whitten, Janice Murphree and June Opsahl. She is survived by her son, Jerry E. Stewart, Jr. (Cathy); and grandchildren, Kevin...
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Kilby Lee Yerby

August 31, 1919 - January 7, 2018

Kilby Lee Yerby of Birmingham, Al. passed away peacefully January 7, 2018 at the age of 98. He is survived by his sons Sam (Virginia) and Danny (Sabrina); his grandchildren Lisa and Lee; one great grandson, Benjamin; a sister Sarah Alice Cooper and brother JO Yerby; numerous nieces and nephews. Affectionately known as K.L., he was born on August 31, 1919 in Walnut Grove, Lamar County, AL.. He...
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Rita Ann DiMonte Thornberry

August 9, 1952 - January 7, 2018

Rita Ann DiMonte Thornberry, 65, of Birmingham, AL passed away on January 7, 2018. She was born to Norma Jean Shelton on August 9, 1952 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Rita was a beloved sister and friend. She lived a vibrant life full of many interests and experiences. Among some of Rita's greatest accomplishments was graduating Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She also became an...
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Jerry Black

July 30, 1942 - January 6, 2018

Jerry Black, 75, of Birmingham, AL died January 6, 2018. He was born July 30, 1942 in Walker County, AL and lived many years in Panama City Beach, FL before returning to Birmingham. Jerry was an avid sports enthusiast and Florida State University's biggest fan. He enjoyed going to the Gardendale Civic Center gym to work out and socialize with his buddies daily. He took great pleasure in the many...
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Chace L. Harbuck

January 6, 1970 - January 6, 2018

Chace Larry Harbuck was born on November 9, 1970 and he passed away on January 6, 2018 at the age of 47. He was preceded in death by his father Bill Harbuck. Chace is survived by his wife Tammy Harbuck; his daughter Maddi Grace Harbuck; his mother Barbara Harbuck; his grandmother Lucille Bryan; two brothers Gaylon Scott Harbuck (Trena Harbuck) and Gresh Harbuck (Kori Harbuck) along with many...
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Ellen Louise Newman Cumb

April 21, 1919 - January 5, 2018

Cumb, Ellen Louise Newman, age 98 of Birmingham passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Funston Cumb; parents, Dellaware and Viola Newman; brother, Dellaware Newman Jr; and sister, Sarah Marie Rivers, all of Birmingham. She is survived by her brother, Charles Newman of Scottsboro, AL; her daughter, Marsha Raye Cumb of...
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Don Reid

October 9, 1947 - January 4, 2018

Don Allen Reid, age 70, of Birmingham, AL passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Cullman, Alabama on October 9, 1947, his parents were Edwin Allen and Amanda Odell Reid.Don was a graduate of Walker County High School and received his B.A. in Interior Design from Auburn University. He married Sharon Nanette Oakes in 1972. Through the years, he worked for several interior design...
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David Weems

April 4, 1958 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Kenyon M. Trawick

October 7, 1953 - January 2, 2018

Kenyon M. Trawick, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Ken was born on October 7, 1953 in Montgomery to Lewie and Margaret Trawick. He was a graduate of Montevallo University with a Bachelor's of Music Education degree. He married Cheryl (Dalnodar) Trawick in June 1980.Ken taught school and was a band director for more than 25 years. In addition, he performed in numerous local...
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Frances O. Mason

March 24, 1926 - January 2, 2018

Frances Mason of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, former resident of Trussville, Alabama, and Stewart County, Georgia, passed away at the age of 91. Frances was the loving wife of J.C. Mason, a World War II veteran and husband of 47 years before he passed away in 1991. Frances loved her family, sewing, gardening, and Alabama football. Frances is survived by her daughter, Shirley Coffey (John);...
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Elizabeth M. Eason

January 9, 1945 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Johnny Ray HERRING

May 19, 1934 - December 31, 2017

HERRING, JOHNNY RAY, age 83 of Arley, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Martha Webb Herring; sons, John Kenneth Herring (Treva) and William Christopher Herring (Michele); daughter, Carol Ann Hall; sister Jean Graben; grandchildren, Eric Hall, Tara McGaughy (Kenneth), Rachel Bridges (Jacob), Tyler Herring (Laura) and Joshua Herring; great-grandchildren...
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Andrew Philip Lutz

January 22, 1970 - December 31, 2017

Andrew (Drew) Philip Lutz, 47, of Pinson, Alabama passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2017. He was a beloved man to his family and innumerable friends. He enjoyed life and lived every day to its fullest. Andrew had a loud infectious laugh and a wonderful yet sometimes wicked sense of humor. His grin could light up a room. He was always willing to help people in any way that he could and had...
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Mary A. COLEMAN

May 14, 1927 - December 29, 2017

COLEMAN, MARY ALENE CHUMLEY., age 90 of Springville, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Coleman, Sr.; great-granddaughter, Chelsea Johnson; brothers, James Chumley and Ralph Chumley; sister, Frances Lucille Peek; brother-in-law, Frank Peek; niece, Margaret Peek. She is survived by her children; Phyllis Adams (Larry) of Portland, OR, Dortha...
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Ralph Hayden

June 15, 1955 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Carolyn E. Foster

October 12, 1940 - December 27, 2017

Carolyn Elaine Foster, age 77, of Pinson went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Lindy Lee Foster; her parents J B and Susie Mae Starnes; and her sister Hazel Crutchfield.Carolyn is survived by her children Tammy Taylor (David), Russell Foster (Sandy), and Christie Foster; grandchildren Derrick Taylor (Robin), Andrew Taylor (Lauren),...
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Lige JAMES

October 25, 1927 - December 26, 2017

Lige "Buddy" James, 90 of Birmingham, AL went to Heaven on 12-26-2017. Those who had the privilege of knowing him will never forget his generosity toward others and the great love he had for his family. Dedicated to his wife for 62 years of marriage and daddy to 8 children, who loved him dearly. He was always smiling & never complained. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone. He taught...
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Bertha J. BUSSEY

January 19, 1932 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Doris Duke

November 25, 1933 - December 22, 2017

Doris Rivers Duke, age 84 of Birmingham, AL passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Doris retired after 20 years of service with Ridout's Roebuck Chapel where her gift of compassion and care was well known toward families during their worst of times. She attended Stephens College in...
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Clint Leith Berry

February 24, 1970 - December 21, 2017

Clint Leith Berry, age 47, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by Kenneth Wayne Berry, infant brother; Ron Berry, brother; and grandparents Robert and Mary Higgingbotham, Ladell and Lorene Little Berry.He is survived by his parents Bill and Dot Berry, Birmingham, AL; brother Brian Berry (Jayne), Indianapolis, IN; sisters Kaleen Riley (Dr. Allen) Trussville, AL and...
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Herman Erskine James

August 19, 1922 - December 21, 2017

Herman E. James, age 95, from Birmingham went home to be with the Lord December 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn James and his parents John and Jessie James. He is survived by his daughters Ann Bayless, Karen Millwee (Brian), Sue Bazzano (Edwin); son Terry James; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.He loved driving his eighteen wheeler...
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Frances Leona KIRKLAND

December 5, 1934 - December 17, 2017

KIRKLAND, FRANCES LEONA, age 83 of Pinson, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold B. Kirkland. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa K. Bowens (Dale "Pork"); special "daughter", Paula Sutherland and family; special cousins, Pat Walker and Cathy "Sister" Tucker; grandchildren, Brandon Thach (Monica), Brett Thach (Mindy), Brian Thach (Christen),...
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Robert Earl Howard

March 21, 1935 - December 16, 2017

Robert Earl Howard, age 82, of Birmingham passed from this life into God's glorious presence on December 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie Tillman and Julia Wallis Howard; brothers Joe and Charles; his sister, Louise Armstrong; his son, Robert Earl Howard, Jr.; and his granddaughter, Cheryl Howard. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ira Mae Grant Howard; daughter-in...
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Willie Mae HARMON

December 14, 1920 - December 11, 2017

Willie Mae Harmon, age 96, of Birmingham went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harmon and daughter Paulette Harmon Thompson. She is survived by her grandsons Scott Thompson and Keith Thompson and 20 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Henryville United Methodist Church in Guntersville, Alabama.Graveside services will be...
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Geneva M. Williams

January 16, 1949 - December 10, 2017

WILLIAMS, GENEVA M., age 68 of Moody, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Mike and Jimmy; and sister, Angela McCutcheon. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jimmy R. Williams; daughters, Melissa Gilley (Robert), April Williams, and Angie McGraw (Troy); brothers, Johnny (Helen), Juel (Dolores), Steve (Johnnie Mae) and Doug McCutcheon (Sheila)...
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Euwell L. GRAY

October 23, 1932 - December 9, 2017

GRAY, EUWELL LIB, age 85 of Tuscaloosa, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was born on October 23, 1932 in Fayette, AL. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served bravely from 1949 to 1970 during which he fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Ann Gray; parents, Henry and Susie Gray;...
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Sherry Diane Gardner

September 26, 1947 - December 9, 2017

Sherry Diane Hicks Gardner, age 70, of Leeds, Alabama passed away on December 9, 2017.She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Wayne Floyd - died June 26, 1982 and mother: Annette Walker Hogan - died October 15, 1992.She is survived by her husband, Dwight Gardner;Daughters: Tina Perry (David), Serena Northcutt (David), Belinda Smith (Randy), Amy Bass (Jeremy); Brother: Richard Hicks ...
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Cecil Thomas

January 28, 1932 - December 8, 2017

Cecil David Thomas of Trussville passed way peacefully at home on Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at age of 85. He was the youngest son of the late Harris A. Thomas and Bessie McCrory Thomas of Rosehill community of Birmingham, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William Donald Thomas of Leeds and Mack Thomas of Bessemer.Cecil was a graduate of Leeds High School Class of 1950 and...
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Irene M. Graves

May 28, 1972 - December 7, 2017

Irene Michelle Graves, 45, of Irondale, Alabama departed this life December 7, 2017, after a prolonged battle with rheumatoid arthritis. A talented attorney, proud Auburn fan and devoted wife, mother and friend, Irene was preceded in death by her daughter, Cecelia Rose. She is survived by her beloved husband of over twenty years, John P. Graves, and her beautiful daughter, Anna Sophia "Sophie"...
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James R. STATHAM

June 11, 1926 - December 7, 2017

James Richard Statham, 91, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Dec. 7, 2017. Mr. Statham was born June 11, 1926, in LeHigh, Ala., to James E. Statham and Pearl Sailors Statham Thomas. He had a career in auto parts and motorcycles, working at Wahoma Auto Parts, Birmingham Harley Davidson and Smith Brothers Motorcycles in Tarrant. He was his mother's primary caregiver for many years before her death...
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Erwin C. Betts

April 14, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Erwin C. Betts, a resident of Pinson, Alabama for many years, was born on April 14, 1927 in Overton, AL and passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ellis Betts and Bessie Dyer Betts and his two sons, Paul E. Betts and Michael E.Betts, two brothers Dyer E. Betts and William Gordon Betts, and his sister Lou Betts Bevill. He is survived by his wife...
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Jean D. Griffin

September 10, 1959 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Ruth Giles

November 20, 1930 - December 5, 2017

Ruth Giles, age 87, of Tarrant, AL passed away Tuesday December 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Giles and daughter, Faye Nolan.She is survived by her sister, Sue Pridmore; daughter, Norma (Ron) Florence; grandchildren, Lee (Shina) Landers, Jeremy (Amanda) Nolan, Kellie Wagner - Mclain, and Katie (Jarrod) Randall ; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and a...
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Marvin E. Whiting

October 10, 1927 - December 4, 2017

Marvin E. Whiting (Buddy), age 90, of Birmingham/ Trussville, AL passed away on December 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Clifford Louisa Whiting; sisters, Louise Mason and Laura Hoffmaster. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Martha Whiting; children, Stephen Earl Whiting, Sr. (Bobbie) and Janie Steele (Chuck); grandchildren, Stephen Earl Whiting, Jr., Mary Posey ...
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Ann R. SMITH

January 9, 1932 - December 3, 2017

Ann R. Smith, age 85, of Bessemer, AL passed away on December 3, 2017. She was born and raised in Bessemer but spent the majority of her adult life in Roebuck.She was preceded in death by her daughters, Deborah Ann (infant) and Janice Lynn Bishop; grandchild, J.W. Henderson; great grandchild, Jonathan Harris; brothers, Bill Ryan, Robert Ryan and Donald Ryan and sister, Edwina Keller.She is...
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Jeaniece Allen

May 14, 1928 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Lucille W. CATER

May 15, 1909 - November 29, 2017

Lucille Willcox Cater, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother, and long- time resident of Birmingham, Al died of natural causes on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at the age of 108, while a resident of Fair Haven Retirement Community.Lucille Cater is predeceased by her husband, Lucian Mayfield Cater and daughter, Jacqueline Creel. She is survived by children and spouses,...
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Phillip B. Norris

September 19, 1945 - November 27, 2017

Phillip Baylor Norris passed away on Monday, November 27th, 2017, after a long, hard-fought battle with COPD. He was 72 years old. Phillip was born in Birmingham, AL on September 19th, 1945 to the late William Balch and Jadean Roton Norris. Phillip developed into a hard-working and loyal man who dedicated over 45 years of his career to Cowin Equipment Company in Tarrant, AL. Outside of work,...
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Vivian Phillips

June 13, 1926 - November 26, 2017

PHILLIPS, VIVIAN, age 91 of Trussville, formerly of Arley, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Phillips; sons, Garland Phillips, Bobby Phillips and Terry Phillips; and daughter, Betty Goode. She is survived by her son Ronnie Phillips (Debbie); daughters, Emma Hicks, Joan Sanford (Allen) and Judy Henry (Don); and numerous grandchildren, great...
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Edith G. Daniel

May 15, 1924 - November 26, 2017

Edith G. Daniel age 93,of Tarrant passed away on Sunday Nov. 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Thomas Daniel; parents, Jim and Edna Gamble; 5 siblings and grandson, Casey Martin.She is survived by her four daughters, Nanette Pennington (Robert), Debra Yates, Sheila Vann (Tommy) and Sandra Leonard; 9 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren. She...
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William C. Smith

May 6, 1934 - November 25, 2017

SMITH, WILLIAM "BILL" CRANSTON SR., age 83 of Oneonta, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Smith; son, Chip Smith; and sister, Janine Hamilton. He is survived by his daughters, Karen S. Glass (Mike) and Connie L. Smith; sister, Arline S. Lynch; grandchildren, Hayley Douglas (Andrew), Beth Clayton, Andrew Glass, Evelyn Glass...
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John C. Calhoun

November 3, 1944 - November 25, 2017

The Honorable John Childress Calhoun, of Trussville, AL, died on November 25, 2017. Judge Calhoun was born in Birmingham, AL in 1944. He was a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School, Samford University, and Cumberland School of Law. He was an attorney in the Birmingham area before serving as an Alabama Circuit Judge in Jefferson County.He was preceded in death by his parents, The Reverend John...
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Willie J. Winkles

June 14, 1935 - November 22, 2017

Willie Justice Winkles (Poochie and/or Nay Nay) a long time resident of Tarrant Alabama was called home to Heaven on November 22 2017. She was born June 14 1935 in Birmingham Alabama to William Thomas Justice and Myrtle Irene Edwards. On January 8 1954 she was married to Elvin Lee Winkles at Camp Lejeune NC where he was stationed as a United States Marine. She was preceded in death by both her...
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David Eugene STAFFORD

August 28, 1956 - November 20, 2017

STAFFORD, DAVID EUGENE, age 61 of Trussville, went to the Lord on Monday, November 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Elsie Stafford. He is survived by his son, Darrell Stafford (Kelley); brothers, Terry Stafford (Juanita) and Chuck Stafford (Linda); and extended family Tabitha, Chase and Tori. His family will receive friends on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2-4 PM...
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Dixie D. Wells

May 28, 1921 - November 20, 2017

Dixie Denson Wells, age 96, passed away on November 20, 2017.She was a native of Altoona, AL. She was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Bell South with over 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, James M. Denson and Beulah Arminda McCain Denson; her brother, J.D. Denson; sisters; Evelyn Bennett and Nettie Mae Stanfield and her nephew, James Roy Bennett.She is survived...
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Evelyn M. ENSEY

January 15, 1930 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Peggy WAITE

March 20, 1945 - November 19, 2017

Peggy went Home to be with her Lord on November 19, 2017. She will be missed by those who knew her best! Peggy was born and raised in Fort Payne, Alabama. She lived in Trussville, Alabama since 2005. She was a graduate of Fort Payne High School and attended Massey Business College in Birmingham, Al and Northeast Alabama Junior College in Nursing prep. She was a homemaker, performed...
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Barbara C. Gross

January 8, 1935 - November 18, 2017

Barbara Chaniott Gross, 82, formerly of Hendersonville, NC passed away Saturday, Nov 18th surrounded by caring family. Preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fred Chaniott of LaFollette, TN, she is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Hugh Dana Gross Jr, daughters Amy G. Baker and Jennifer Gross Taylor, and son David Dana Gross; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, all...
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Johnny E. Pinkard

October 8, 1936 - November 16, 2017

Johnny passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 16 surrounded by loving family. Johnny's unwavering integrity and gentle kindness will be forever cherished and missed. He is preceded in death by his parents Ellis and Mary Pinkard, two sisters Joan Pinkard and Liz Finney and nephew Chuck Pinkard. Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Nancy Pinkard; Children Johnny Ellis...
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Marguerite E. JONES

March 28, 1928 - November 16, 2017

Marguerite Evelyn Jones, age 89, of Birmingham transitioned to her eternal home Thursday, November 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Percy Johns and Marguerite Evelyn Johns; her brother P. D. (Big Brother) Johns; and sister-in-law Frances Griffis Johns. Marguerite is survived by her children Jeannie Lu Jones and Jon Gregory Jones; nephews Richard Johns (Melanie), Steven Johns ...
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William Short

May 21, 1955 - November 15, 2017

William Allen Short, Jr., age 62, of Birmingham was called Home Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Mr. Short was an Eagle Scout and a member of the F. O. P. He is survived by Mary Short his wife of 30 years; daughter Tammy Strength (David); grandchildren Laylon Hayes and David Strength II; sisters Cheryl Dodd (Roger) and Linda Hayes (Frankie); and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be...
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Justin Duane Pettis

August 18, 1982 - November 14, 2017

Justin Duane Pettis (JD) , 35, of Clay, Alabama passed away on November 13, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1982 in Fort Walton Beach, FL.He attended Clay Chalkville High School. Justin married Jennifer on June 3, 2017. He loved to go running, hiking, fishing, and cycling. He was an avid coin collector. Justin loved his family and his children. His favorite trip was his journey to California on...
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June J. MILNER

April 9, 1926 - November 13, 2017

June went to be with Jesus on Monday, November 13th, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Milner and is survived by her brother Virgil Joiner, son Bobby L. Milner (Dianna) and daughter Carolyn J. Glaze, as well as grandchildren Dana L. Teems, Sidney L. Milner, Tammy L. Wates, BJ Glaze, Amy Engle, and Linda Glaze, as well as 16 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren, as...
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Jose Raul Sanchez Palomares

November 24, 1941 - November 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Cynthia HILL

February 15, 1975 - November 11, 2017

Cynthia (Cyndy) Hill, 42, of Birmingham, passed away on Nov. 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her Stepfather, Fred Randall Hedgepeth.She is survived by her husband of 22 years , Jason Hill; daughter, Alyx Hill; mother, Dianne Hedgepeth; brothers, Tom Barr (Fred Zimmerman) , Blake Barr ( Angela) , and Joe Hedgepeth (Dawn) ; Father and Mother in Law, Henry and Lorene Hill; brother in laws,...
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Jack Dennis Melvin

August 11, 1934 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Betty Ruth Houston

March 8, 1932 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Zylphia Michelle Rivera

January 16, 1982 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Henry Eugene Dini

March 11, 1960 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Charles Peoples

July 21, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Charles Peoples

July 21, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Charles A. Peoples of Margaret, AL (formerly Center Point) left this earth for "The Better Place" on Friday November 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his baby sister Marie Peoples, his parents Earnie and Edna Mae Peoples, and his wife of 55 years "Cookie."He is survived by his children Tracy Peoples, Cathy (Dale) Jensen and Patty (Rodney) Tyler; his grandchildren Catey (Aaron) Presley, Garth...
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Joseph F. YARBOROUGH

November 16, 1923 - November 2, 2017

YARBOROUGH, JOSEPH "JOE" F. SR., age 93 of Birmingham passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Yarborough. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon Yarborough; sons, Jim Hannah (Donna), Allen Yarborough, Joe Yarborough, Jr. (Kathy) and Dr. Mark Yarborough (Elaine); sister-in-law, Carolyn Duffey; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; special...
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Curtis Whited

January 8, 1962 - November 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Curtis Whited

January 8, 1962 - November 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Katherine J. Andrews

March 7, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Katherine Joyce Andrews departed from us on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at the age of 88.She is preceded in death by her beloved husband John Calvin Andrews and mother Marie Pair. She is survived by her daughter Linda Andrews House (James), granddaughter Jennifer Marie Clawson, two great grandsons John Calvin and Alexander, sister Harriet Crystal McCall, niece Karen Marie Tucker, and nephew...
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John J. Franklin

September 13, 1928 - October 30, 2017

Brother John J. Franklin went to be with his Lord on Oct. 30, 2017 at St. Vincent East. He was 89 years old. He was born on Sept. 13, 1928 to Joe and Velma Lesley. He retired from Shredders Inc. He was the pastor of Mt. Beulah Independent Church for 20 plus years.He is preceded in death by first wife of 61 years to Iza Franklin and infant son, Dennis Ray Franklin, brothers, Eugene Lesley,...
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William Bunnell

November 4, 1951 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, AL.
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Frances J. Davis

January 9, 1929 - October 28, 2017

Frances Jones Wicks Davis went to be with her Lord Jesus on October 28, 2017 in Birmingham, AL at age 88. Fran was born on January 9, 1929 in Birmingham to Irene Moore Jones and John B. Jones. She is survived by her daughter, Sandi Wicks, grandsons Roy Harris (Rachel), Vaughn Harris (Ambre) and granddaughter Sunny Trautwein (Jody), great-grandchildren Ashtyn, Lee, Molly, Joseph, Claire, Bryant,...
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Dorothy McInish CONNELL

July 7, 1929 - October 26, 2017

CONNELL, DOROTHY "DOT" MCINISH, 88 of Trussville, AL, a loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017. Dorothy was born in Bessemer, AL to parents Virgil and Estelle McInish. She graduated from McAdory High School in McCalla, and from Draughan's Business College. She was secretary to Council on Ministries for North AL Conference United Methodist Church. She...
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Eulalia Lillie Weaver

June 11, 1926 - October 25, 2017

Eulalia Lillie Weaver, 91, returned to her heavenly home on Oct.25, 2017 after a long and valiant battle with Dementia and Alzheimer's. Her love for her family and her firm belief in God supported her during the struggle and God ultimately gave her peace. Eulalia was born June 11, 1926 to the late Talmage and Luamma Motte of Warrior, Alabama. She resided in Alabama until 2012 at which time she...
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David Charles Lucas

April 17, 1975 - October 25, 2017

LUCAS, DAVID CHARLES, April 17, 1975 - Oct. 25, 2017, 42 of Trussville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. David was born in Marietta, GA. Graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School and received an associate degree from Virginia College Birmingham. David was a loving son, brother and uncle. With his ready smile and pleasant manner he never met a stranger. He worked for...
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