Our Obituaries

Travis Charles Cain

February 7, 1926 - January 29, 2018

Travis Charles Cain, age 91, died on January 29, 2018. Preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell Cain and Roxie Baker Cain, brother, Alton Cain, Shelby Cain and sister, Bernice Perryman. He is survived by his brother, Earl Cain; sister, Lois Meadows, sister, Betty Simmons and brother, Jimmy Cain. He is also survived by his sons, Ricky Cain (Lisa), Edward Cain (Kim) and Greg Cain (Brenda); 3...
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Robert Larry Bradford

April 26, 1953 - January 29, 2018

Robert Larry Bradford, age 64, of Vestavia Hills, Alabama passed away on January 29, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Becky Bradford; sons, Tyler (Beth) Bradford, and Harrison Bradford; his three grandchildren, Cole, Avery and Carnes Bradford, all of Birmingham, Alabama; his parents, Robert H. and Marian Bradford of Decatur, Alabama; brothers, Randy (Angie) Bradford of Springdale, Arkansas,...
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Abe J. Stein

October 14, 1922 - January 24, 2018

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Donna W. Gaston

June 6, 1957 - January 24, 2018

Donna Jean Watkins Gaston passed away on January 24, 2018, in Homewood, Alabama. She was born June 16, 1957, to Mary Lou "Ludie" Bullock and Francis Fletcher Watkins. She is predeceased by her father, her mother, her stepfather, James "Bus" Spencer, her sister Brenda Watkins Edwards, and her brother David Fletcher Watkins. She is survived by her husband, Charles Ware Gaston, and their daughter,...
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Bobby Roy Christian

December 6, 1965 - January 23, 2018

Bobby Roy Christian, age 52, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Born in Childersburg, Alabama, he served as a diesel mechanic for many years. Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Christian Higginbotham and by his father, Luther Hollis Christian. He was also preceded by his sister, Kathy Darlene Bosworth Higginbotham and brother, Larry Christian. He is survived by his daughter,...
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Suzanne Suzanne Woody

July 29, 1939 - January 23, 2018

Mary Suzanne Woody, age 78, passed away on January 23, 2018, surrounded by family at her home in Birmingham, Alabama. Suzanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.Suzanne was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 29, 1939. She graduated from John Carroll High School, class of 1957 and met her husband while attending Aurora College in Aurora, Illinois. She married...
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Patrick McGeever

October 1, 1937 - January 22, 2018

Patrick Joseph McGeever, Jr., age 80, of Childersburg, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Patrick was born October 1, 1937 to the late Patrick J. and Myrtle Denman McGeever. The family moved to Homewood, and he attended St. Paul, Our Lady of Sorrows, and John Carroll High School. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in mechanical Engineering. He worked at Boeing until moving...
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Richard Olney Russell

July 9, 1932 - January 22, 2018

Richard Olney Russell, Jr., age 85, died on January 22, 2018, at his home in Birmingham, Alabama. Born on July 9, 1932, he carried the lessons he learned as a Blackfoot at Camp Winnataska throughout his life. Dr. Russell returned to his native Birmingham after receiving an undergraduate and medical education at Vanderbilt, a commendation medal as a Captain in the U.S. Army, and then serving as a...
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Paul W. Chapman

November 29, 1922 - January 21, 2018

Paul Wadell Chapman, age 95, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. He was born on November 29, 1922 in Belmont, N.C. to the late Luther Wadell Chapman and Muriel Elizabeth Saunders Chapman and lived most of his young life in Maiden, N.C. Mr. Chapman was a graduate of Wake Forest College in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. He enlisted...
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Marguerite Lane POWELL

January 30, 1925 - January 21, 2018

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Margaret Joyce Caldwell

April 17, 1939 - January 21, 2018

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Mary Joyce Ponder

September 13, 1933 - January 21, 2018

Mary Joyce Ponder ObituaryMary Joyce Harris Ponder passed away on January 21, 2018 in the Palliative and Comfort Care Unit at UAB in Birmingham, AL. She was 84 years old.Mary Joyce was born on September 13, 1933 in Anniston, AL to Grace Stephens Harris and William Allen Harris. The family later relocated to Birmingham where they became members of South Highland Presbyterian Church. Mary Joyce...
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Carolyn Jones

February 14, 1934 - January 20, 2018

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Robert Felton Mann

April 30, 1931 - January 20, 2018

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!" Psalms 34:8 Robert Felton Mann 4.30.1931 - 1.20.2018 Robert Mann, a faithful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, was called by Jesus to his heavenly home on January 20th, 2018. Robert was born in Birmingham and raised in Homewood. He graduated from Phillips High School, The University of...
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Samuel Franklin Malone

August 31, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Samuel Franklin Malone passed away peacefully from natural causes on January 20, 2018, at age 90. He had a long and meaningful life and was loved, beloved and respected by all who knew him. Sam will be dearly missed.On August 31, 1927, Samuel Franklin Malone arrived in Corinth, Mississippi to great rejoicing as the first-born child of Brodie Franklin and Alva Wade Malone. He was nicknamed ...
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Robert Harold Jackson

August 2, 1940 - January 16, 2018

Robert Harold Jackson Sr., 77, died Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at his home in Oneonta, Alabama. Bob was born on August 2, 1940, to John L. and Ona (Maxwell) Jackson in Iuka, Mississippi. He graduated from Sheffield High School in Sheffield, Alabama, and attended Florence State College (UNA) on a football scholarship. He later earned an MA in Education from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA...
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David Arthur Brakefield

September 4, 1956 - January 16, 2018

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William Brown

August 9, 1932 - January 15, 2018

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Wynona S. DAWSON

September 24, 1935 - January 14, 2018

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Barry Winfield Blankenship

August 22, 1990 - January 13, 2018

Early Saturday morning, January 13, 2018, Barry Winfield "Bear" Blankenship died suddenly and unexpectedly in a fire at his home in Homewood, Alabama. When he was younger, Bear enjoyed spending time with his dad, Barry Neil Blankenship Jr., cousins, and his grandfather at their hunting camp. In fact, he loved spending time outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, or just hanging out. As a...
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Gordon Wayne Miller

March 2, 1967 - January 12, 2018

Gordon Wayne Miller Jr., 50, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018. Wayne was the son of Marcia Wilkins Miller and the late Gordon Wayne Miller Sr., and the son-in-law of Carlton Terrell Wynn Jr. and the late Melinda Ellen Wynn. Wayne was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 2, 1967. He attended Brookwood Forest Elementary School and graduated from Briarwood...
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Phyllis Izen

September 2, 1924 - January 11, 2018

Phyllis Wortsman Izen, age 93 passed away on January 11, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph M. Wortsman and Lillian Ash Wortsman, her brothers, Joseph M. Wortsman, Jr and Gene Wortsman and her husband Morris Izen. She is survivedby son, Dr. Lee Izen (Karen), daughter, Terry Izen, grandsons Keith Izen and Keven (Kristin) Izen and her great...
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Lucille Adkins

October 30, 1920 - January 9, 2018

Lucille M. Bailey Adkins, age 97, passed away on January 9, 2018. She was a long time member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Cahaba Heights. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olllie Adkins; son, Tommy Adkins and son-in-law, Nathan Mullins. She is survived by son, Wade Adkins (Maggie); daughters, Dianne Adkins Mullins (Thedford), Nancy Adkins Mullins, Paula Adkins Chandler (David); 13...
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Eugene C. Sherlock

October 5, 1932 - January 6, 2018

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Barbara Anne Blanchard

May 21, 1945 - January 6, 2018

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James Donald Patrick

May 13, 1934 - January 6, 2018

James Donald Patrick, son of Forrest Lonzo Patrick and Mary Ruth McDonald Patrick of Cullman, Alabama, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 6 (the Day of the Epiphany), in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 83. Donald is survived by Margaret Hines Patrick, his loving wife of 59 years; daughter Adelia Patrick Thompson and her husband J. Lynn Thompson; son Bentley...
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Gayle M. Arnold

December 10, 1934 - January 6, 2018

Gayle Malwitz Arnold of Homewood, 83, passed away on January 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Herman J. Malwitz and Vesta Wirag Malwitz. She is survived by her husband William W. "Bill" Arnold, Jr., her daughter Katie Shockley (Steve) of Dallas, TX, her son Merritt Arnold (Amy), her grandchildren Morgan Arnold, Cameron Arnold, and Sadie Arnold of Athens, GA, her sisters Sue...
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Carol N. Black

May 23, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Carol Nunnally Black May 23, 1935 - January 6, 2018 Carol Nunnally Black, loving mother, wife and friend passed away on January 6, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Talmadge Black, daughter Allison Black, son Barry Black (Kelly) and grandson Tyler, brother Robert Nunnally, 12 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Grace and...
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Eugene Chapman Sherlock, M.D.

October 5, 1932 - January 6, 2018

Eugene Chapman (Bit) Sherlock, M.D. was born in Troy, Alabama to Christopher Joseph and Leonora Chapman Sherlock. He grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Sidney Lanier High School. He attended L'Universite de Paris a la Sorbonne and graduated from the University of Alabama and the Medical College of Alabama in Birmingham. He completed a Medical internship and a General Surgery Residency under...
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William Ossian Bolen

November 15, 1928 - January 4, 2018

Passed peacefully into his savior's loving arms surrounded by his loving family on January 04, 2018. He was born November 15, 1928 in Selma, Alabama to Joseph Benjamin Bolen and Roberta Huggins Bolen. Dad graduated from the University of Alabama where he is a member of the School of Communications Hall of Fame. He met the love of his life, Vivian, at the University of Alabama and they were...
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James R. Keister

November 1, 1951 - January 3, 2018

Sgt. James Russell Keister of the Shelby County Sheriffs Dept died January 3 from complications of post-polio syndrome.Jim, as he was known to his friends, earned a degree in criminal justice from UAB after working in the Alabaster Police Dept as a dispatcher, booking agent and P.E.I. operator. After graduation, he worked his way up to sergeant in the Sheriffs Dept until health complications...
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Mary Ellen Sharman

November 20, 1924 - January 3, 2018

Mary Ellen Ashley Sharman died on January 3, 2018. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama, the only child of Robert Augustus Ashley, Jr. and Thelma Ford Ashley. She graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and Huntingdon College. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, and the Junior League.She was predeceased by her parents and by her...
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Mary Wanda Marshall

July 12, 1916 - January 3, 2018

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Nell Atkins Tate

December 31, 1921 - January 2, 2018

Nell Atkins TateDec. 31, 1921 - Jan. 2, 2017Nell Atkins Tate, passed away in Birmingham two days after her 96th birthday. She was a beautiful and spirited - some would say feisty -woman, with a ready smile and a wicked sense of humor.She is preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Jackson Atkins and Grace Lovett Atkins; husband, Grover Tate; and brothers Mitchell Atkins and Paul Atkins. She is...
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Jose Cleofas Ibarra-Raymundo

June 27, 1985 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.
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Michael Cummings

January 10, 1944 - December 29, 2017

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Helen Hassler Snow

July 25, 1925 - December 29, 2017

Helen Hassler Snow, 92, of Birmingham, died Thursday,December 29, 2017. Helen is well-known and respected in the Birmingham area for her many volunteer activities including several Homewood City School PTA offices, longtime membership in Vestavia Hills Art Association, many years and many jobs at Trinity United Methodist Church, Den Mother with Cub Scout Pack 397, leadership positions with the...
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Merrill H. COOK

April 18, 1926 - December 25, 2017

Merrill H. Cook, age 91 of Birmingham, passed away on December 25, 2017. He was born on April 18, 1926 to the late Wilburn Isaac Cook and Winifred Brent Cook. Merrill was a graduate of Woodlawn High School and Howard College (now Samford University). He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was awarded The Purple Heart. After the military he formed the Merrill H. Cook...
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September 21, 1946 - December 25, 2017

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Louise Mary Bush

December 24, 1936 - December 24, 2017

Mrs. Louise M. Bush, 81, of Homewood, Alabama passed away on December 24, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the late James O'Connor and Louise Briand O'Connor. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth Bush and her brother James O'Connor, Jr. She is survived by sons Kenneth Bush, Jr., Brad Bush, Brian Bush, daughter Brenda Bush,...
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Nancy Bailey Horn

October 13, 1941 - December 23, 2017

Nancy Bailey Horn, born October 13, 1941 passed away peacefully on 12/23/2017. She is survived by her son, Glenn Mitcham (Kelley), granddaughter Lynn, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Nancy was proceeded in death by her parents Ralph and Carolyn Bailey and two devoted sisters, Virginia Bailey Butler and Joan Bailey Steele. She was a long time member of McElwain Baptist Church and...
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Vera H. Anderson

May 7, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Vera Mae Holloway Anderson, of Birmingham, Ala., died Dec. 21, 2017, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham under the comfort of her loving family. She was 88.Visitation for Anderson is 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 27 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham, where she was a parishioner, followed by funeral liturgy at 10 a.m. and burial at Elmwood Cemetery.Anderson is survived by her...
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Jane Mullins

February 8, 1937 - December 19, 2017

Jane Johnson Mullins, 80, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Hon. Joshua Sanford Mullins, Jr., and her sister, Patsy Johnson Krause. She is survived by her brother, Brown W. Johnson of Florence, South Carolina; her three daughters, Allison (Jeffery) Dailey, Elizabeth (Andrew) Simmons, and Sandra (Bill) Voigt; her six...
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Harry B. Bressler

March 13, 1924 - December 18, 2017

Harry B. Bressler, age 93 of Birmingham, passed away on December 18, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1924 in New York, New York and was son to the well-known artist and political cartoonist Harry S. and Frances Bressler. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge and earned the Bronze Star. After the Army he returned to and was a graduate of the University...
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Martha Jean Williams

April 23, 1938 - December 17, 2017

Martha Jean Acton Williams, age 79 of Vestavia Hills (Cahaba Heights), passed away on December 17, 2017. She was born April 23, 1938 and was raised in Cahaba Heights and spend most of her life in the same home where she was born. She was a lifelong member of Cahaba Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by mother Martha Lutishie Acton, father Charles V Acton, her son Timothy...
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Stuart Lindquist

December 3, 1930 - December 16, 2017

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Stuart William Lindquist

December 3, 1930 - December 16, 2017

Stuart William Lindquist, age 87, passed away at Brookwood Hospital December 16th surrounded by his adoring wife and children. He was best known as the general manager of several country clubs in the Birmingham area, including Riverchase CC, Vestavia CC, Green Valley CC, The Downtown Club, and Mountain Brook Swim and Tennis Club. He was born in Worcester Massachusetts to Stuart Gustav and Ida...
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Glynn Pearce Wheeler

October 13, 1919 - December 14, 2017

Dr. Glynn Pearce Wheeler, cherished husband, wise father, dedicated scientist, respected church leader, and inveterate do-it-yourself-er, entered his heavenly home on December 14, 2017. Born October 13, 1919, in Milan, Tennessee Glynn worked in his family's general store as a teenager and graduated as Milan High School valedictorian in 1937. He received a scholarship to Vanderbilt University,...
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Jack Clemens Bailey

May 23, 1936 - December 13, 2017

Jack Clemens Bailey, age 81 of Cahaba Heights, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Jack was born in New Merkle on May 23, 1938 to the late Rev. John W. Bailey and Bessie Winstid Bailey. He worked at Brookwood Medical Center for 33 years as a carpenter, and was also involved in the Cahaba Heights Masonic Lodge. Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his parents and by his sisters Mary...
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George S. Salem

September 3, 1936 - December 12, 2017

George Shahidi Salem, age 81 of Birmingham, passed away peacefully on Wed., December 12, 2017. George played football for the University of Alabama in the 1950's. He was in the restaurant business for over 40 years which included, Ed Salem's Drive-In's, The Coalyard and Captain Hooks. George is survived by his wife of 60 years Joyce; his children: Denise (Lynotte) Moore, Michelle (Jeff) Haynes...
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Jeremy Barbara Hayden

November 21, 1924 - December 11, 2017

On December 11, 2017, Jeremy ("Jerry") Barbara Hayden was reunited with her Lord and Savior. Jerry was born on November 21, 1924 in Birmingham, Alabama where she fully lived all of her 93 years in awe and wonder of the handiwork of the Holy Creator. She is the daughter of the late George Tynan Hayden and Jerry Harrington Hayden. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a dear...
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James Raymond Cormany

December 7, 1939 - December 11, 2017

James Raymond Cormany, Jr. of Homewood, AL and formerly Tuscaloosa, AL, passed away Tuesday , December 12, 2017, at the age of 78 after a brief and unexpected illness. Fondly known by most everyone as "Beefy", he was quite a character, one we will never forget.Beefy was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 35 years, Gloria Commander Cormany ; his parents, J. Raymond Cormany and Lida B....
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Harriette P. Fennell

October 2, 1941 - December 10, 2017

Harriette P. Fennell, age 76, passed away o December 10, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John A. Fennell; her son, John Jason Fennell and sisters, Ellene Gladden and Robin Short both of Birmingham and Holly Chandler of Huntsville, AL. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1959. She was in management at AT&T and retired after 17 years of service. Before retiring the family...
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William Frank McCall

June 6, 1939 - December 10, 2017

William Frank McCall, age 78 of Homewood, passed away on December 10, 2017. He was born on June 6, 1939 to the late Milton Cessna McCall and Blanche Dermott McCall. Sgt. McCall retired from the Mountain Brook Police Department in 1992 after 25 years of service and was a member of the United States Army Reserve. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church formerly Oakmont United Methodist...
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Thomas Earle Bryant

August 10, 1934 - December 10, 2017

Thomas Earle Bryant, Jr., 83, of Birmingham, Alabama went to be with his Lord on December 10, 2017.Mr. Bryant was born in Lebanon, TN in 1934 and was raised in Aliceville, AL where he met his wife, the former Mary Ellen Stapp of Aliceville, AL. He served for seven years, in the United States Army and where he retired as Captain and was stationed for four years in Germany, where his first child...
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John T. Yarborough

September 2, 1964 - December 8, 2017

John Thomas Yarborough, age 53, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, much loved son, brother, and uncle passed away peacefully on December 8, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents, Charles Milton Yarborough, Jr. and Lavinia Kelly Yarborough of Mountain Brook and his brother, David Kelly Yarborough of Bradenton, Florida. He is survived by his brothers, Dr. Charles Yarborough, III, (Alicja), Ken Yarborough...
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Dorothy L. Weathers

October 16, 1922 - December 8, 2017

Dorothy McDowell Weathers went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 8, 2017. She was 95 years old. Dot was born in Arab, AL to Virgil and Blanche Moon. When she was months old, her family moved to Birmingham where she spent her entire life. She was a graduate of Phillips High School and later attended UAB. She retired from Hayes International Corporation after 37 years of service. Dot was...
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Maxine High Womble

March 13, 1930 - December 7, 2017

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Peggy H. Collins

May 8, 1934 - December 7, 2017

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Samsook A. Song

May 27, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Sam Sook A. Song, mentor, pillar of support, devoted Christian passed away at home in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of ninety on December 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jin Hun, two sisters, a brother and her daughter, Youn Joo Song. She is survived by her daughters, Hyun Joo Kim (Hoon) of Seoul, Korea, Eun Joo Meriwether (John) and Young Joo Flynn (Daniel) of...
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Helen Helen Adair

April 16, 1931 - December 5, 2017

Helen Adair, age 86, of Birmingham, formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed away on December 5, 2017. She will always be remembered for selfless service to others. Helen retired from Southern Bell and South Central Bell. After retirement, she was a volunteer for St. Vincent's Hospital for 25 years as well as several other organizations. Helen was an active member of First United Methodist Church in...
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Jeremy Christian Leach

December 25, 1997 - December 4, 2017

Jeremy Christian Leach was born on December 25, 1997 and passed away on December 4, 2017. Christian is survived by his mother Sarah McPhearson Patterson and husband Eugene; his father Christopher Shane Leach and wife Tasha; his sisters: Ana and Loa; his grandparents: Anne McPhearson and Dwight and Rosemary Gwin and also by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Christian's...
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Robert A. Watson

April 11, 1945 - December 4, 2017

ROBERT ALAN WATSON, age 72, passed away on December 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife Leila, their children Robert Akira and Lili Kay, his brothers Dan "Kenny" Watson (Kathy) and Charlie Watson, his nieces Ivy Watson and Ella Danielle Cooper (Brian and Piper, Ever and Oren), and Knox Fanelli, who is like a son to him, and a wide swath of cousins and extended family whom he adored. Robert is...
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Joyce Carol Atkinson

August 24, 1955 - December 2, 2017

Joyce Harlin Atkinson died unexpectedly at her home on December 2, 2017 in Hoover, Alabama at the age of 62. Ms. Atkinson was born on August 24, 1955 in Ogden, Utah to Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Edgar F. Harlin, Jr. She grew up traveling around the world with her family. She married Jack Douglas Atkinson, her college sweetheart July 10, 1976. After moving to Birmingham, Joyce began working...
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Peter W. Van Hoy

September 22, 1949 - December 2, 2017

Dr. Peter Whitney Van Hoy, age 68, passed away December 2, 2017, after complications following surgery.He was born September 22, 1949 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is predeceased by parents, Joan Whitney Van Hoy and Col. John Webb Van Hoy, Jr. (Ret) of Atlanta, GA, brother, David Lee Van Hoy of Atlanta, GA. Peter is survived by his wife of 35 years, Charlene Marie Van Hoy (nee Baker) of...
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Peggy C. Peake

May 23, 1941 - December 1, 2017

Peggy Jean Carraway Peake, 76 was born May 23, 1941 and passed away December 1, 2017. She graduated Brookhill School and attended Auburn University. Survived polio as a child and made a full recovery. Worked at Shaw Warehouse, Reading and Math Center and at the office of Dr Benjamin Carraway. She served as Den Mother to numerous Cub Scout and Brownie Troops. Her eternal graciousness and kindness...
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Farkhondeh Farzad

February 10, 1948 - November 30, 2017

Farkhondeh Saleh Farzad, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by family and friends, on November 30, 2017 after a five year battle with ALS. She was born on February 10, 1948 in Kermanshah, Iran. A stellar athlete, she earned several athletic accolades in the 1960s and 1970s. She was named Iran's best female volleyball player and was a member and captain of the Iranian Olympic volleyball team....
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Carol F. Bernheim

October 12, 1925 - November 29, 2017

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Keith T. Belt

December 14, 1934 - November 29, 2017

Keith Thomson Belt passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on November 29, 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was born December 14, 1934 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Keith grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in public administration. While at the University of Missouri, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and...
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Wyvonne Babb

February 27, 1936 - November 28, 2017

Wyvonne Babb, age 81, of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, peacefully passed away on November 28,2017, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John N. Babb, Jr. and her mother, Lillie Frances Isom Taylor. She was born in Spruce Pine, Alabama on February 27, 1936. Graduated from Phil Campbell High School in 1955. Graduated from University Hospital School of...
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Ronald Bruce Williams

August 14, 1938 - November 27, 2017

Ronald Bruce Williams, age 79 of Mountain Brook, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017.His military career started in the Alabama Air National Guard and after a several year break he re-enlisted in the Air Force Reserves, stationed at Maxwell AFB, Al. He retired in 1997 with over 2000 hours as a Flight Engineer in the C-130 Hercules and a total of 25 years' service. During his military career,...
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Cecil Wayne Cochran

May 7, 1941 - November 26, 2017

Cecil Wayne Cochran age 76 of Vestavia Hills, AL passed away Nov. 26, 2017. Wayne grew up in Sylacauga, AL and graduated from Fayetteville High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War and was a disabled veteran. He retired from UPS with 30 years of service and he was a loving husband, father, and friend to many.Wayne is preceded in death by his...
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Albert Dwight Butts

April 21, 1946 - November 24, 2017

He is survived by daughters Jeannie Harrison and Stevie Butts, a sister Gayle Parks, a brother, son in law Scott Harrison, brother in law Bill Parks and sister in law Rosalind Butts. Growing up in East Lake he attended Banks High School and Jacksonville State University. A Veteran, he served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War as a medical technician. After service he graduated from the University...
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Louise Bruner Barrett

January 2, 1925 - November 24, 2017

Louise Bruner Barrett, age 92, passed away Friday November 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband James V. Barrett. Mrs. Barrett is survived by son James V Barrett,Jr. (Marilyn), a daughter Cynthia Wingard (Charles), two grandchildren Barrett Wingard Mann (Taylor) and Mason James Wingard (Leslie) and two great grandchildren Thomas Charles Mann and Charles Mason Wingard. ...
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Ollie Lionel Blan

May 22, 1931 - November 23, 2017

Ollie Lionel Blan, Jr., age 86, of Birmingham, Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 23, 2017 following a very long and hard fought battle with Alzheimer's. Ollie was a loving and devoted husband, father, a beloved grandfather and a well respected member of the Birmingham community. Ollie grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America...
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Robert Joe Anthony

March 25, 1933 - November 22, 2017

Robert Joe Anthony (Josie), age 84, of Birmingham Alabama went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 22,2017 . He was a devoted husband , father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents James Anslen Anthony, Rosa Idella Anthony also nephew and best friend, James "Bo" Franklin AnthonyHe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joanne Maxwell Anthony; daughter Cathy Anthony Borden...
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Elizabeth Hancken Jones

January 7, 1928 - November 22, 2017

Elizabeth H. Jones, known to many as Miss Betty, died peacefully on November 22. She was preceded in death by her husband James Robert Jones. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth J. Hicks (Larry); two granddaughters Rachael H. Jamison (Scott) and Laura F. Hicks; two step-grandsons Robert A. Jones, Jr. (Trish) and Benjamin M. Jones (Alvita); five great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.Betty...
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Florence Marzoni

August 31, 1925 - November 20, 2017

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Eloise B. Vincent

April 19, 1925 - November 20, 2017

Eloise Bullard Vincent, age 92, went to be with Lord on November 20, 2017. She was born on April 19, 1925 to the late Lucius M. Bullard and Hettye Guice Bullard. She was a resident of Homewood for 45 years.Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Bill Vincent. A beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother she is survived by her children: Edwin B. LaGroue, Robert K....
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Annie Mae Brackin

July 14, 1923 - November 19, 2017

Annie Mae Brackin age 94 of Birmingham, AL passed away Nov. 19, 2017. She was born to Lucille and Will Brackin on July 14,1923.Mrs. Brackin worked for Bell South and AT&T for 43 years. She began as a local operator in Sheffield and was promoted to management in 1948 . She worked in Cullman, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Alexander city, Sylacauga, Talledega, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Anniston and Birmingham....
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Annie H. Campbell

April 24, 1933 - November 15, 2017

Ann H Campbell was a lifelong resident of Homewood Al. She was born to a large family of 10 brothers and sisters who had settled into the West Homewood area. Ann had attended Hall - Kent Elementary School and was a graduate of Shades Cahaba High School and attended the University of Alabama. After a long career for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a career in the insurance industry, Mom...
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Samuel C. Johnson

June 10, 1941 - November 13, 2017

Samuel Crow Johnson June 10, 1941-November 13, 2017Sam Johnson was the eldest son of Abner Crow and Mary Sue (Logan) Johnson. He went to Crestline, Baylor School and graduated from Shades Valley. He attended The University of AL and served his country in the National Guard. He began his career at Engel Mortgage, and then worked at Johnson, Rast & Hays as a top executive, alongside his father and...
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June Slimp

June 30, 1933 - November 12, 2017

June Daly Slimp, age 84, passed away on November 12, 2017. June was born in Irondale, AL and at the age of 17 married her best friend and the love of her life the late Bill Slimp. It was a marriage that would last 60 years. While living in Homewood, They raised 3 children before moving to Lake Logan Martin. She taught kindergarten at Trinity United Methodist Church for many years and was a...
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Brennan Towery Hawkins

July 17, 1996 - November 11, 2017

Brennan Towery Hawkins, born July 17, 1996, Birmingham, AL, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 11, 2017, at his home after an extended illness. His joy for life, determination, strength, patriotism, and love for others continue to live on in his family. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, November 17, 2017, 5:30pm - 8pm at Ridout's Valley Chapel Funeral Home, and a memorial...
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Mary Ann Boger

December 21, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.
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Natalie Chenault Shory

September 5, 1918 - November 11, 2017

?PLAY VIDEO Natalie Chenault Shory age 99 of Birmingham , AL passed away Nov. 11, 2017. She was born on Oct. 5,1918 in Tulsa , Oklahoma. She met and married her husband during WWII and after the war they moved to Birmingham where she has lived ever since. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Bess Chenault and her husband Eddie W. Shory. Natalie was a member of Trinity Methodist...
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Betty Ann Walton

February 18, 2017 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.
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Una W. Coleman

May 18, 1927 - November 9, 2017

UNA CONNORS COLEMAN, age 90, born May 18, 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama Una is the daughter of Una and George Washington Connors, Jr. and granddaughter of Lillian Lochrane and George Washington Connors, founder of Connors Steel Company in Birmingham. She graduated from Lakeview Elementary, was in the second graduating class from Brooke Hill School (now The Altamont School) and graduated from...
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Catherine W. Carson

September 15, 1928 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.
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Hugh Bennett Harris

April 7, 1932 - November 8, 2017

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Florence J. Bullock

January 30, 1927 - November 7, 2017

Florence Johnson Bullock, age 90, passed away on November 7, 2017. She was born on January 30, 1927 to the late Jess Livingston Johnson and Dixie Kathleen Nail Johnson.Florence was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Roy E. Bullock. She is survived by her children: Joy Dale, Joyce Thomas, Roy (Sandy) Bullock, Susan (Donald) Buzbee and Jimmy Bullock. Also left to treasure her...
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Robert E. Burks

August 24, 1917 - November 7, 2017

Obituary for Dr. Robert Elbert Burks, Jr. August 24, 1917 - November 7, 2017Family and friends are mourning the loss of Robert Elbert Burks, Jr. who died on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the age of 100. Bob was born on August 24, 1917, in La Grange, Georgia, the son of Palmyra Florida Burnside and Robert Elbert Burks, Sr. He was a graduate of Ramsay High School, in Birmingham, Alabama, class of...
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Lillian Rosa Dykes

May 31, 1930 - November 6, 2017

Mrs. Lillian Rosa Dykes of Cleveland, Alabama passed away on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at the age of 87. Mrs. Dykes was born May 31, 1930 to Hazel and Winslow Morris in Maine. She was retired from the Social Security Administration, a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Dykes is preceded in death by her son John David Dykes...
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Van Berry Miller

February 23, 1970 - November 6, 2017

Van Berry Miller, age 47, passed away on November 6, 2017. Van was preceded in death by his mother Betty Anne Davis Miller and his sister Ruth Alice Miller. He is survived by his father Douglas Farber Miller and brother Brett Douglas Miller and by several other family members. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Ridout's Valley Chapel beginning at 1pm with the funeral service...
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Andrew Douglas Armstrong

June 25, 1928 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.
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Victor Joseph DeJohn

September 15, 1943 - November 6, 2017

Victor Joseph DeJohn Jr. (Vic) of Hoover, Alabama age 74 born September 18, 1943 passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Vic was a sales rep for Central Paper Company for the past 35 years winning numerous sales achievements. Vic served in the Army National Guard, he was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Red Elephant Club, The Club and an avid Alabama...
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Glenda Elaine Harris

September 29, 1971 - November 5, 2017

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James Orville Morgan

November 5, 2016 - November 5, 2017

MORGAN V, JAMES ORVILLE passed away on November 5, 2017, at the age of 1.James is lovingly remembered by his parents, James Orville Morgan, IV, and Caitlin Parsons Morgan, and by his sister Caroline Grace Morgan. He is also survived by his grandparents Susan Smith Parsons, James Orville Morgan, III, and Rhonda Rayburn Morgan. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Carl Pittman Parsons, Jr.James...
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Barbara C. Hunt

December 13, 1933 - November 5, 2017

Emily Barbara Cade Hunt, age 83, passed away on November 5, 2017. She was born on December 13, 1933 to the late Clarence D. Cade and Emily Bell Ingram Cade. Barbara married Harold Hunt on August 15, 1959. Barbara graduated with honors from Huntingdon College in May of 1955 with majors in French and Speech. During the summer of 1954, Barbara studied abroad in France with Ohio University....
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A. Ace Clark Simpson

July 9, 1916 - November 5, 2017

A. Clark "Ace" Simpson, Jr passed away November 5, 2017, at the age of 101. He was born in Anniston, Alabama, July 9, 1916, son of Adolphus Clark "Doc" Simpson and Margaret Louisa Hughes Simpson. Ace used to say he spent a year at Oxford- Elementary School, that is. The family then moved to the East Lake neighborhood of Birmingham. He loved playing baseball, but hated having to work in the family...
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