Our Obituaries

Martha Pamplin Holmes

May 23, 1943 - January 29, 2018

Martha Pamplin Holmes, a precious wife of 45 years, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 74. She was born in Birmingham, AL and was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, PCA. Mrs. Holmes is preceded in death by her parents, Lee F. and Mildred Pamplin; brother, Lee F. Pamplin, Jr.; sister, Gretchen Owen; and nephews, Mark Alan Owen and Scott Pamplin. She is...
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H. Milner SNUGGS

May 15, 1933 - January 27, 2018

Herbert Milner Snuggs, DMD, age 84, passed away January 27, 2018. Born May 15, 1933, in Birmingham, Alabama, he graduated from Phillips High School, Birmingham- Southern College, and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He was a member of ATO fraternity and OKU national dental honor society. He served in the U.S. Army. For 25 years he practiced dentistry in Birmingham and was affiliated...
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Audrey Jean Kalember

July 17, 1930 - January 25, 2018

Audrey Jean Pickmosa was born on July 17,1930 in Ironwood, a small mining, lumber town in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Her grandparents had migrated from Finland. She had one younger brother,George Bud Pickmosa.Audrey met the love of her life, Kenneth Harlan Kalember, at the age of 17 when he returned from serving in the Navy in the South Pacific. They met at a regional basketball game on a...
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Linda Brasher Kloewer

August 10, 1948 - January 25, 2018


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Charles Edward Leachman

February 15, 1926 - January 24, 2018

Charles E. Leachman, 91, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Wednesday January 24, 2017 following a period of declining health. Born February 15, 1926, Charles had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 12 years after spending most of his life in Birmingham, AL. A retired U.S. Air Force veteran, he served during World War II. After his military service he also worked with EBSCO Industries for...
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Persephone S. Papadenis

October 13, 1929 - January 24, 2018

Persephone Papadenis, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018. She was born on October 13th, 1929 and grew up in Ensley. Persephone is preceded in death by her husband, Themis Papadenis; parents, Constantine and Mary Sfakianos; brothers, Nick, John, and Pete; and sister, Helen Zannis. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hostettler; sister, Clara Miller; and grandchildren, Jonathan...
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Duell Speegle

August 6, 1929 - January 23, 2018

Duell Speegle, 88, of Birmingham, passed away peacefully January 23, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends. Duell was born in Cullman, Alabama to Isaac and Nervie Speegle on August 6, 1929. He attended Cullman High School where he met his wife Gilda and would have celebrated their 68th anniversary in February. He went on to join the United States Air Force. He later owned and operated S&S...
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Almeda Jean Heslop

May 15, 1926 - January 23, 2018

Almeda McConnell Heslop, 91, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She was born May 15, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent her childhood in Zanesville, Ohio.Almeda married Mac Douglas Heslop on July 20, 1944, and shared an undying love for 73 years as husband and wife. She became a loving "Mom," "Grandma," and "Bombi" to her children and grandchildren.Almeda...
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Theo T. Barron

May 16, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Theo Thompson Barron of Helena went to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon January 23, 2018. She will be happy to see her twin sister Wanda, who died at birth. Theo and Wanda were born in Troy Alabama May 16, 1934, to Ira Asa Thompson and the former Wyche Wilson. Theo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education...
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Wade Wade Harris

September 6, 1943 - January 21, 2018

Mr. Wade Harris, 74, of Alabaster passed away on January 21, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Quinton and Nettie Mae Harris. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Miller Harris; Son, Jonny Harris; Daughters, Sheryl Bearse(Bob), and April Thrasher(Scott). Brother, Don Harris, and Grandchildren, Holly Bearse, Allana Bearse, and Brandon Thrasher. Wade Harris was an amazing man whose every...
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Myra B. DeMarco

October 25, 1941 - January 21, 2018

Myra (Bates) DeMarco, age 76, of Hoover, Alabama passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Myra was born in Cullman, Alabama to Harless and Edna Graves Bates, and later graduated from Fairview High School. While residing in Cullman, she worked for Bendix Corporation, Bagwell Farms Corporate Office, and finally as the owner of her own ladies clothing shop called ...
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Oliver C. Graham

September 16, 1931 - January 21, 2018

Oliver C. Graham (Ollie), 86 years old, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 surrounded by his family.Oliver was born in Laurel, Mississippi to Jessie Meyer Tisdale Graham & Joseph Alfred Graham, Sr. on September 16, 1931, where he attended Laurel High School. He married Gala Reese Collins on November 6, 1949 in Laurel, Mississippi. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon...
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Georgia Doty Krahn

January 9, 1930 - January 21, 2018

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, Ecclesiastes 3:1-4. Georgia Alice Doty Krahn, age 88 of Birmingham, AL passed away on Sunday,...
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Elizabeth Brady MCGUIRE

October 5, 1928 - January 20, 2018


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Charlie Charles Simpson

January 18, 1933 - January 20, 2018

Charlie Simpson, 85, of Hoover, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Charlie was born in Gadsden, AL and graduated from Jacksonville State. He was very involved with his children's activities such as Scouts, PTA and various neighborhood organizations. He also served as a tireless volunteer for community organizations and was very active with Green Valley Baptist Church where he...
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Ronald Dewin Watts

March 14, 1945 - January 17, 2018

Ronald Dewin Watts passed away at the age of 72 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 while surrounded by family. Mr. Watts was born in Winston County, near Double Springs, Alabama and grew up on Sand Mountain in Crossville, Alabama. He graduated as Salutatorian from Crossville High School in 1963, after which, he attended Huntington College on a basketball scholarship. Following his freshman year, he...
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Barbara Daley Saucier

September 26, 1946 - January 16, 2018

Barbara Daley SaucierSeptember 26, 1946 - January 16, 2018Barbara Saucier, 71 of Helena, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Barbara worked as Office Manager for Dewberry Engraving until 1996. She also worked as Office Manager for Double Oak Family Medicine on Hwy 280 and as Office Manager for Dr. G.H. Ascarzadeh - Abbas Family Dentistry in Helena until her retirement in 2001.Mrs. Saucier...
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Harry Milton Yager

February 18, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Sgt. Harry Milton Yager (Retired), 86, of Helena, Alabama passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was employed by the City of Birmingham Police Department for 30 years.Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama. A Celebration of Harry Yager's Life and Legacy will begin at 12 noon on Tuesday, January...
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Glenda G. Maxwell

December 25, 1937 - January 13, 2018


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Mary A. Ward

August 8, 1933 - January 13, 2018

Mary Alice Ward has relocated and been reunited with the love of her life in Heaven. Mary Ward, 84, of Vestavia Hills, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, with loved ones by her side. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. She selflessly gave immeasurable love, joy and encouragement to her family and those around her. The love of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was ever present in her...
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Lurline Benson Rutland

August 14, 1922 - January 12, 2018

Lurline Benson RutlandAugust 14, 1922 - January 12, 2018 Lurline Benson Rutland, age 95, of Birmingham, AL passed away on Friday morning, January 12, 2018. She was born on August 14, 1922 in Thorsby, AL to the late Melvie Hays Benson and George Monroe Benson, Sr.In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rutland was predeceased by her husband, James Leon Rutland, whom she married on April 25, 1947, and...
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Alice McLoud Brane

February 2, 1920 - January 10, 2018

Alice Lorene McLoud Brane, age 97, of the Birmingham, Alabama area, passed away on Wednesday evening, January 10, 2018.She was born on February 2, 1920 in Berryville, Arkansas to Ernest McLoud and Vinnie Perkins McLoud.Mrs. Brane was a faithful wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and friend.Plans are underway for a celebration of Mrs. Brane's life.Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home &...
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Beatrice Faye Bononia

March 13, 1929 - January 10, 2018

Beatrice Faye Bononia, age 88, of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Faye was born in Cullman, Alabama on March 13, 1929. She was a member of North Shelby Baptist Church in Birmingham.Faye is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Bononia; parents, Joseph and Mamie Edge; and sister, Mable Harris.Survivors include her children, Ed (Dee Dee) Mathis of Vestavia, Donna (Bill) Moore...
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Elsie M. Donahue

September 20, 1939 - January 9, 2018

Sept. 20, 1939 - Jan. 9, 2018Elsie Donahue, 78 of Alabaster, passed away on Tuesday, January 09, 2018. Elsie was born in Church Point, Louisiana to J.B. and Eunice Murphy. She completed her education as a nursing assistant and retired from UAB as a Sr. MIST Operator. She was dearly loved and will be missed by many.Mrs. Donahue is survived by her loving husband, Billy Donahue; children, Sheryl...
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P. Brody Stephens

November 27, 1973 - January 8, 2018

P. Brody StephensNovember 27, 1973 - January 8, 2018Brody Stephens, 44 of Pelham, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Brody was a fantastic chef and an avid University of Alabama fan. He enjoyed music, gardening, movies and facials. Brody's laughter was contagious, as he was always telling a joke. He had a special love of dogs, especially Piper and his childhood dog, Holly. Brody was...
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J. D. Biggers

November 16, 1925 - January 8, 2018

Dr. J. D. Biggers passed away Monday January 8 retiring as a dentist after serving the Southside community for 45 years . Dr. Biggers was born in Florence, Alabama along with a brother and younger sister. His father worked on the dam construction business moving around the country with this family. J.D would see service in the European Theatre during World War II serving in the US Army through...
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Colleen Joy Adams

April 29, 1929 - January 7, 2018

Colleen Parish Adams went to be with the Lord on Sunday January 7, 2018. Colleen was born in Atlanta, GA on April 29, 1929. In 1959 Colleen moved to Birmingham, AL with her husband Bob and her son Joe. In 1963, she and Bob founded ADCO Companies, LTD. where she would continue to work for the next 50 years. Colleen has had many accomplishments in her lifetime, but, none more important that being a...
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George Kenneth Haines

July 27, 1932 - January 7, 2018

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Doris Balmer

September 25, 1917 - January 6, 2018

Doris Kathryn Balmer died peacefully at The Oaks on Parkwood retirement community in Bessemer, AL, on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She was 100 years old, is loved and will be missed by many.Her memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018, at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 400 Grants Ferry Road in Brandon, MS, with the Rev. Gary Knight and Sandra Thomas officiating. ...
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Betty Waddle Hoffman

December 9, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Betty Jean Waddle Hoffman, affectionately known as Gig, passed away on January 5, 2018 peacefully at home with her family.Mrs. Hoffman was born December 9, 1931 in Louisville, KY. She was a resident of Birmingham, AL for 64 years. She spent 40 years working in the medical community until her retirement in 2009.Mrs. Hoffman loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great...
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Mary Winslett Allen

November 29, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Mary Winslett Allen, 83 of Hoover, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by her parents, William and Flossie Schneider; son, Richard T. Braswell, Jr.; and sister, Peggy Wooten. She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Allen; son, Paul E. Braswell; daughters, Susie Thornbury (Joseph Allen), and Deborah Dille; sister, Iola Howe; and grandchildren, Griffin P....
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Ellis Neal Hardin

January 4, 1937 - January 4, 2018

Ellis Neal Hardin age 80 of Pelham, Al passed away on January 4, 2018. Mr. Hardin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Hardin; step-children, Marty Beasley (Marga) and Michelle Allison (Mark); half-brother, Ray Lowry (Connie); half-sister, Darlene Gladney (David); grandchildren, Erin and Kari Beasley, Kristin Pendley (Jared) and Katlin Allison; great-grandchildren, Randall, Kyleigh and Landon...
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James Estes

March 25, 1935 - January 4, 2018

A dedication to caring for the elderly began when James Estes joined his mother in 1959 and lasted nearly 25 years when he was involved in the management and ownership of skilled nursing homes across Alabama. He is the former President and CEO of Estes Health Care Centers, Inc. which operated throughout Alabama. Always active in assuring quality care for seniors, James has served as President...
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Vivian Estelle Mosier Martin

April 23, 1943 - January 4, 2018

Vivian "Estelle" Mosier Martin, age 74, of Helena, AL passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.Estelle, born and raised in Bamford, AL, was employed at various times at Feldstein's, Pullman Standard, and Trinity Industries.Known lovingly as "Eck" to family and friends, Estelle enjoyed living life, always making others laugh with her jovial humor....
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Dorothy H. Westbrock

January 21, 1926 - January 3, 2018

Dot Hart Westbrock, age 91, of Galleria Woods in Hoover passed away January 3, 2018.She was born Dorothy Jane Hamm to John William and Dorothy Lawrence Hamm on January 21, 1926 in Memphis, Tennessee, where she was a member of the first graduating class of Treadwell High School. She earned her B.S. degree with honors at the University of Alabama (Huntsville), and earned her M.Ed. and Ed.S degrees...
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Joyce Swanger Jackson

August 11, 1931 - January 3, 2018

Joyce Swanger JacksonAugust 11, 1931 - January 3, 2018Joyce Swanger Jackson, 86 of Pell City, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Joyce is survived by her husband, Johnny Jackson; sons, Ed Swanger and Terry Swanger; daughters, Carol Swanger and Stacy Swanger; brother, Robert Rowell; sisters, Doris Keith and Nell Peterson; and five grandchildren. The celebration of Joyce's life will be at...
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William Hoyt Brogdon

January 9, 1932 - January 3, 2018

William "Hoyt" Brogdon, age 85, of Birmingham, AL passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He was born and raised in Cordele, GA.After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1953, Mr. Brogdon served as a U.S. Navy pilot from 1953-1956. He retired from Shell Oil Company in 1991 with 38 years of employment there.Mr. Brogdon and his wife, the former Jane Carol Mitchell, were residents of the Greystone...
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Randall Whitehouse

January 9, 1948 - January 2, 2018

Mr. Randall S Whtehouse passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018 in Birmingham Alabama at the age of 69.Randall was born on January 9,1948 in Ashford Conn to Stanley and Hazel Whitehouse and graduated from the University of Connecticut.After College, he joined the Army and became a flying combat Helicopter Pilot with missions in Vietnam. He moved to Birmingham Alabama, and then began working for...
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Charles Warren Moody

November 5, 1928 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, AL.
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William Edward Farrar

August 6, 1934 - December 31, 2017

William Edward "Bill" Farrar, 83, passed away on December 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angela Craig Farrar; his parents, Claude and Helen Farrar of Houston, TX, brother Herbert Farrar of Houston, TX and his son William Neel Farrar of Homewood. He is survived by his sister Joyce Butson of Houston, TX, his second wife, Barbara Euler of Hoover, his son Mark Edward Farrar of...
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Ronald James Haralson

April 23, 1957 - December 31, 2017

Ronald Haralson, 60, of Birmingham, AL passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He loved the Lord and always had a story to tell and a hug to give. He had a passion for giving to those less fortunate and a kind and humble spirit. He was always smiling and thinking of others, a selfless man if there ever was one. He is predeceased by his father, Daniel Haralson. Survivors...
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James Daniel Duke

December 3, 1960 - December 31, 2017

James Daniel Duke, age 57 of Irondale, formally from Alabaster passed away on December 31, 2017. Mr. Duke is survived by his Step-Sons, Nathan and Christopher Coshatt; sister, Barbara G. Duke and a host of other family members and friends. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 6th from 11am until 12pm. A Celebration of Mr. Duke's life will begin at 12pm on Saturday at Southern Heritage...
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Claudia Johnson Gilliland Jayne

June 9, 1932 - December 31, 2017

Claudia Johnson Gilliland Jayne of Birmingham, Alabama, born June 9, 1932 in Aliceville, Alabama, passed away December 31, 2017 at the age of 85. Claudia was a long-time member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday school class. She was also a youth Sunday School teacher, youth Sunday school director, and office assistant.Claudia was a graduate of Samson Alabama School Systems ...
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Betty Jean Pryor

October 13, 1931 - December 31, 2017

Betty Jean Cline Pryor, 86, passed from this life and into the arms of her loving Savior on December 31, 2017. She was a lifelong member of Lakeview Pelham's First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, played piano, was a member and served as President of the UMW. She also served as a missionary to Bolivia. She graduated from Alabama College and began her career teaching English,...
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Eddie Lee Barrett

July 24, 1944 - December 30, 2017

Master Sergeant Eddie Lee Barrett, 73, of Pell City, Alabama passed away on December 30, 2017.Eddie Grew up in Oloh, Mississippi, the son of the late William (Red) and Ruthie Barrett. He graduated from Sumrall High School in 1963 and then attended Mississippi State. Eddie moved to the Birmingham area and soon joined the Alabama National Guard. He also pursued a career in the Insurance business....
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Jerry Ray Moore

March 29, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Jerry Ray Moore, age 87, of Brentwood, TN, and formerly of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017.He was a devoted husband and family man, as well as a devoted patron for care of orphans, others with special needs, and patriotic causes. Mr. Moore was born in Tyler, TX on March 29, 1931. He attended John Tyler High School, Kemper Military Academy in Booneville, MO, and Baylor...
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Elaine Veronica Steul

March 29, 1930 - December 29, 2017

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Bill Farris

February 27, 1949 - December 28, 2017

Bill Farris met Jesus face to face on December 28th, 2017 and fulfilled his lifelong quest. He was a man who wore many hats. He was a machinist, an officer manager, a CPA, a pastor, a husband, a daddy and a Papa. Each of these he wore well. His passion in life was to love people and point them to Jesus; " walking in the Jesus lane" he called it. His loves were Jesus, family, friends and Auburn....
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Myong Hoon Shin

August 8, 1924 - December 27, 2017

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Jeff Edward Frazier

October 15, 1948 - December 26, 2017

Jeff Edward Frazier, Jr., 69 years of age, died following a short, hard fought battle on December 26, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Kay, and sons James Blake Frazier and wife Bufkin (Birmingham), and Stephen Scott Frazier (Gainesville, FL); grandchildren, Joshua Trace Chellman (Tallahassee, FL), Bryan Scott Frazier, Ellen Alyse Frazier and Nolan Blake Frazier. He is...
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R. Erwin Caldwell

December 16, 1941 - December 26, 2017

Robert Erwin Caldwell, 76 of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jerelyn; one son, Scott Caldwell (Cheryl), one daughter, Lori Yonfa (Phillip); two grandsons, Chad Caldwell (Corey) and Zack Caldwell (Leah); one granddaughter, Taylor Yonfa; one great grandson, Cooper Caldwell; and one brother, Tom Caldwell. He is preceded in death by...
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R. Erwin Caldwell

December 16, 1941 - December 26, 2017

Robert Erwin Caldwell, 76 of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jerelyn; one son, Scott Caldwell (Cheryl), one daughter, Lori Yonfa (Phillip); two grandsons, Chad Caldwell (Corey) and Zack Caldwell (Leah); one granddaughter, Taylor Yonfa; one great grandson, Cooper Caldwell; and one brother, Tom Caldwell. He is preceded in death by...
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Gary Andrew Philen

April 15, 1989 - December 25, 2017

First off I want to start by saying, "Thank you a million times over" to every single person who has called, messaged, donated, given time, money, food, encouragement, anything at all for my babies and I. You all will never truly know the depth of appreciation that resides in me and my babies and know that Andrew would have been and is so happy to have known so many great people who have come...
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John D. Bolton

February 12, 1916 - December 22, 2017

John Bolton was born in 1916 near Evergreen, AL. He attended Antioch Primitive Baptist Church and graduated from Lyeffion High School. Early on he worked as a surveyor and map maker and as a store manager with V. J. Elmore Stores. During the war, he was a fireman on steam locomotives for L& N Railroad. He joined the Army, but because of an injury did not see combat, was discharged, and returned...
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Johnnye Boyd Coleman

September 16, 1921 - December 22, 2017

Johnnye Boyd Coleman, 96, of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. She was a faithful wife, mother, homemaker, and friend.Mrs. Coleman was born on September 16, 1921 in Comanche, TX. She lived in Birmingham for 56 years, and was a long-time member of Shades Mountain Church of Christ.Mrs. Coleman was predeceased by her parents, John and Georgia Boyd; husband, Norman Calhoun...
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Iva Lee Adams

March 23, 1922 - December 22, 2017

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Koliwe Ntokozo Moyo

June 8, 1976 - December 21, 2017

Koliwe Ntokozo Moyo, age 41, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama.From her passions for African-American literature and public service, to her discerning palate and her notorious collection of colorful handbags, Koliwe's life was marked by a sense of refinement and compassion that blessed the lives of everyone around her.She was...
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Alison Funk McGill

November 5, 1958 - December 20, 2017

Alison Funk McGill, age 59, of Pelham, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. A native and life-long resident of the Birmingham, Alabama area, she loved her children more than anything, and enjoyed vacation trips with them. Family was the most important aspect of her life.Alison was employed as an interior designer at HealthSouth for over 35 years. She loved to rescue animals and...
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Sandra Louise Daugherty

August 8, 1942 - December 20, 2017

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Sandy left this earth to go to heaven and be with Jesus, her loving sister, Martha Kirby; her loving brother, Barry McElroy; and her parents, Juanita and B.R. McElroy. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jim Daugherty; her son, Scott Daugherty; her daughter, Debbie Moxley; and her grandchildren, Alexandra Daugherty, Kendall Daugherty and Jimmy Moxley. ...
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Kristen Adair Jacobs

June 6, 1978 - December 19, 2017

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Helen Reid Shirley

February 9, 1929 - December 18, 2017

Helen Elizabeth Reid Shirley, age 88, of Montevallo, AL went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, December 18, 2017. She was retired from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and was an active member of Bible Baptist Church of Wilton, AL.Mrs. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben B. and Ginnie S. Reid; grandparents, William Joseph and Lila Jane Keton Sheffield, and...
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Millard Robert Fox

October 10, 1933 - December 17, 2017

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William Joseph Ward

November 23, 1938 - December 17, 2017

William Joseph Ward, 79 of Helena, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. William was born in Mobile, AL and attended school in Germany. He graduated in 1956 from Baker High School in Columbus, GA. Mr. Ward proudly served in the U.S. Navy at Whiting Field in Milton, FL and was a 1974 graduate from theUniversity of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. He worked 27 years for the Internal Revenue Service...
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William Franklin Pitts

March 24, 1957 - December 17, 2017

Bill Pitts, 60 of Vestavia Hills, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Bill was born in Alabama, and grew up in both Alabama and California. He graduated from Huffman High School and The University of Alabama. He worked with his Saginaw Pipe family for more than 25 years. Bill loved playing with his three grandsons, enjoyed Alabama football and basketball, as well as taking many family trips...
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Curtis Tilden Davis

May 8, 1940 - December 16, 2017

Curtis Tilden Davis of Pelham, AL passed away on December 16, 2017. He was a member of Alabaster First United Methodist Church.Survivors include Curt's wife, Linda Davis; children, Lori Martin (Mark) and Scott Davis (Rose); grandchildren, Wesley and Megan Davis, Brittney Elmer (Nate), Davis Haley, and Emily Martin; great-granddaughters, MaKenna and Anna Leigh Elmer; sisters, Jackie Spence and...
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Jo Ann Armstrong Jones

March 3, 1940 - December 14, 2017

Jo Ann Armstrong JonesMarch 4, 1940 - December 14, 2017JONES, JO ANN ARMSTRONG, age 77 of Hoover, AL, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with CBD. Born in Columbus, GA on March 4, 1940, Ann graduated from Central High School in Phenix City, AL. Prior to retirement in 1995, she was employed as a bookkeeper, and as the senior customer representative and...
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William Calvin Taylor

March 25, 1936 - December 13, 2017

William Calvin (Bill) TaylorMarch 25, 1936 - December 13, 2017. William C. Taylor passed away December 13, 2017. He was born in Fairfield, AL to Malcolm William and Ruth Gully Taylor. Bill graduated from Fairfield High School in 1954. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1958 with a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration. While at the University he was President of Pi Kappa...
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Bradley Roger Burton

December 19, 1982 - December 12, 2017

Bradley Roger Burton, age 34, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017.He is survived by his wife, Candice Adkinson Burton; parents, Roger D. and Cecilia Lett Burton; sons, Joseph Bradley Burton, Roger Codis Burton; daughter, Eva Kathryn Burton; brother, Barry Dale Burton; sister, Brooke Dunham (William); mother and father-in-law, Eva and Wayne Adkinson; sister-in-law, Kathryn Adkinson Stout ...
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Yvonne Sekula Owen

January 3, 1960 - December 12, 2017

Yvonne Sekula OwenJanuary 3, 1960 - December 12, 2017Yvonne Sekula Owen, 57, of Shelby County, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday morning, December 12, 2017. She was born on January 3, 1960 in Atascosa County, Texas.Yvonne spent her childhood in Poth, Texas. After high school graduation, she started work with Braniff Airlines in Dallas, Texas and fell in love with travel. She worked in the travel...
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Mary Sue Jerkins

May 20, 1938 - December 10, 2017

Mary Sue Jerkins, age 79, of Chelsea, Alabama, died shortly after 5:00 AM Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia following an illness of several months' duration.She was born to Leroy and Gladys Langley in Gadsden, Alabama, but was proudly raised by Leroy and Clara Allen. As a young woman living in Birmingham, Alabama, Sue established a successful career in several different roles-...
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Robert Earl Thrasher

January 22, 1927 - December 10, 2017

Robert Earl Thrasher 1/22/27 - 12/10/2012Robert Thrasher was the fourth child of Beulah and Eather Thrasher who soon would become the baby of the family. To his parents and siblings he could do no wrong.At the age of 20, he married Louise, the love of his life. After his service in the army he began a career in the printing business. He began and ended this career at Roberts & Sons Printing...
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Patricia Ann Roberts

August 21, 1939 - December 10, 2017

Patricia Ann Roberts, 78, passed away Sunday December 10, 2017. A graduate of Shades Valley High School, she was involved in the Birmingham Real Estate market for over 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Winford and Aline Dodson Winford, and a brother Benny Winford. She is survived by her husband, Joe Roberts, her son Kyle Roberts(Tara)Granddaughter, Kassie Roberts; Brother...
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Mike Allen Rollan

December 13, 1945 - December 9, 2017

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John Robert Harchelroad

April 30, 1928 - December 9, 2017

John (Jack) Harchelroad, Sr., age 89, passed away at home on December 9, 2017. Jack was born at his home in Universal, Pennsylvania in 1928. He attended Penn Hills High school, graduated from Muskingum College class of 1950, and taught classes at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He worked at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh until 1967 when he moved to Birmingham. He founded Substation Products...
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William Collier

December 1, 1942 - December 8, 2017

William Bird Collier, age 85, went to the loving arms of his Savior on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born on July 18, 1932 in Bessemer, AL. He graduated from Auburn University in 1956 and served as a military policeman during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He worked as an industrial engineer at companies such as US Steel and retired from Harbert International. He is survived by his wife,...
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Lavonne Lavonne Schnell

February 11, 1939 - December 8, 2017

Mae Lavonne Eckoff Schnell, 78, of Birmingham, Alabama died Friday, December 8, 2017. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home & Cemetery, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, Alabama, followed by the funeral service at 5 p.m. Interment will be at Ohlman Cemetery in Ohlman, Illinois via Sutton Memorial Home, Nokomis, Illinois. Lavonne...
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Warrene Lagrone Jones

June 14, 1932 - December 7, 2017

Warrene Jones, 85 , of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away on December 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, R.C. and Dovie LaGrone and a son, Carl Alan Jones. Mrs. Jones is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Carl; son Kelly Jones and daughter in law, Renee Jones; brother, R. B. LaGrone; sister, Christine Kornegay; grandson, Nicholas Jones. Services for Mrs. Jones will be held on...
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Betty O. Foshee

October 25, 1931 - December 4, 2017

Betty "Beba" Foshee died at Grandview Medical Center on December 4, 2017 in Birmingham, AL. She was 86. Mrs. Foshee was born on October 25, 1931 in Brookside, AL to her parents Visel & Mary Olsofski, she was the youngest of 9 children. She graduated from Phillips High School. She married John Foshee on May 26, 1956. Visitation services will be from 11 am to 12 pm on December 7, 2017 at Southern...
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David William Tangerman

January 7, 1956 - December 2, 2017

David William Tangerman, 61 of Helena, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. David graduated from Ball State University in 1979 with a degree in Industrial Technology/Business Administration, and he spent 30 plus years in the foundry industry, retiring as General Manager of Grede's Bessemer plant in 2015. He received a heart transplant in 1997 and was very grateful for the compassionate...
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Brad Jacob Booth

March 18, 1984 - November 29, 2017

After a 7 year battle with cancer, Brad Jacob Booth died at his home on November 29th surrounded by his family. He was 33 years old residing in Hoover, AL with his loving and compassionate wife, Stacey Wilson Booth, daughter, Nola Bradley Booth (4), and Grey Wilson Booth (2). He was born in Baton Rouge, LA on March 18, 1984 as the youngest of three sons to parents Calvin and Denise (Blouin) Booth...
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Violet Frankie James

December 22, 1923 - November 29, 2017

Violet Frankie James, passed away on November 29, 2017 at the age of 93. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Delphia Fambrough, and her husband Robert Belton James, Jr. She is survived by her children, Robert James(Sandra), Mary Blankenship(Lane), Betty Morrison(Steve), Michael James(Beverly). 11 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren,2 Great- Great Grandchildren.There will be a...
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Katherine Courtney

December 21, 1943 - November 29, 2017

Katherine "Kathie" Cox Courtney, Age 73, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She died at her home of 30 years in Pelham, AL, surrounded by family and friends from complications related to brain cancer.Kathie was born on December 21,1943 in Baton Rouge, LA to Ethel P. and Robert C. Cox, Sr. She attended Baton Rouge High School and received her Bachelor's Degree from...
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John Bernard Lusco

July 5, 1941 - November 29, 2017

John B. Lusco, 76 of Birmingham, died Wednesday surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Sam and Josephine Lusco, on July 5, 1941, in Birmingham, AL. He married Charlotte Anne Fowler in 1964, and they began their journey together in Birmingham, AL.John was a Latin teacher and Dean of Students for nearly a half century and was a founding member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.Mr...
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Idamay E. Robertson

February 14, 1922 - November 29, 2017

Idamay Schrimscher Robertson was welcomed into her Heavenly home on November 29, 2017. She was born in Chatham, Massachusetts on February 14, 1922 and lived most of her life in Alabama. She was a member of Alabaster First Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling and spending time on the Florida beaches. Preceding her in death was her husband, Franklin Robertson; parents, Kelly and Josephine Ezell;...
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Jerry Rexal Burnett

April 7, 1941 - November 29, 2017

Jerry R. Burnett, 76, of Hoover, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday morning, November 29, 2017. He retired from State Farm Insurance in 2013, after owning a successful State Farm agency in the Birmingham, Alabama area for 49 years.Jerry was a long-time member of the Shades Mountain Church of Christ, where he served as treasurer for 32 years. He and his wife Brenda, formerly of Alex City, Alabama,...
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Elaine Wood Wingard

April 13, 1960 - November 28, 2017

Elaine Wood Wingard, 57, went to be with The Lord and her father and three brothers on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed taking care of everyone around her.Elaine was born on April 13, 1960 at Camp Lejune, North Carolina and had lived in the Birmingham, Alabama area for the past 27 years. She graduated from University High School in Irvine, California and...
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Joyce Joyce Payne

October 10, 1929 - November 27, 2017

Joyce S. Payne, 88 of Hoover, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. She was a faithful member of Hunter Street Baptist Church for over 10 years, and she was also a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Alabaster. Mrs. Payne is survived by her daughters, P.J. Scheirer (Ed) and Donna Wildsmith (Dennis); brother, Donald Strickland (Maria); sister-in-law, Joyce Thomas (Larry); grandchildren,...
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Jimmy Earl Reeves

March 27, 1942 - November 26, 2017

Jimmy Earl Reeves, 75, of Hoover passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bell Reeves; Son, Randall Reeves(Nancy), daughter, Rhonda Reeves Tapia (Raul); brothers, Billy Reeves and Bobby Reeves; grandchildren Caley Reeves, Cason Reeves, Charity Reeves, Anna Reeves, David Tapia and Victoria Tapia. Mr. Reeves was a faithful member of Valleydale Baptist...
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Angella Kemp Strickland

July 19, 1938 - November 26, 2017

Angie is survived by 4 children, 3 step-children, 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 sisters. Visitation will be at 2:30pm, followed by a funeral service officiated by Fr. Douglas Vu at 3pm on Wed., Nov. 29, 2017 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
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Frances E. McMahon

July 25, 1942 - November 25, 2017

Frances Elizabeth "Tiny" Wingo McMahon passed away on Saturday, November 25. Fran loved the Lord and showed her servant heart in so many ways to all that knew her. Fran was born on July 25, 1942 in Richmond, Virginia and was a graduate of Prince George High School. She met and married Walter McMahon, Jr. in 1962 and they were happily married for over 55 years. Although she and Walt lived in many...
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Wanda Sorrell White

February 3, 1939 - November 25, 2017

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Kathryn Leah Speegle

November 19, 2017 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, AL.
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Barbara Sue Turpen

May 30, 1947 - November 21, 2017

Barbara Johnson Turpen, 70 of Birmingham, Alabama went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Barbara was born on May 30, 1947 in Tuscumbia, Alabama to Emmett and Bessie Johnson. She graduated from Sheffield High School. Barbara married Jerry Turpen on February 23, 1964. They began their family in Florence, Alabama. Barbara and Jerry raised their family in many different...
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Ruth S. Covington

September 9, 1930 - November 20, 2017

Ruth Schilleci Covington died peacefully at home on 11/20/17. She survived her husband and the love of her life, Joseph F. Covington, Sr. She is survived by 6 children: Joseph F. Covington, Jr. (Cathy); Richard A. Covington (Susan); Paul S. Covington (Anita); Mary Ruth C. Williamson (Tommy); Nancy C. Hughes; Jerome D. Covington (Jenny). She is survived by 15 grandchildren: Joseph F. Covington,...
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Terry Jackson Denard

July 19, 1957 - November 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017 at 11:46 a.m., Terry Jackson Denard, in the presence of family and friends, made his last ride. Terry is survived by his loving wife Anita, mother Mable Denard, daughter Christy (Ian) Hall, sons Jeffery Beauchamp and Jeremy (Kendra) Beauchamp, grandchildren Blake and Kendall Hall, Lillian Beauchamp, and Atticus and Idella Beauchamp. He is also survived by his brothers Randy ...
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Mei-Ching Seeds

June 11, 1936 - November 17, 2017

Mei-Ching Seeds, 81, of Birmingham, AL passed away on Friday morning, November 17, 2017. She lived a long, beautiful, happy life, having touched so many lives through so many different ways in so many different countries.Mrs. Seeds was born in Taiwan and met the love of her life Joe there. They were married when she was 23, and they were 50 years together until his death in January 2010.Mrs....
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Gerda Haire

August 22, 1943 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, AL.
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Sandra Wyatt McCollum

September 27, 1945 - November 15, 2017

Sandra Wyatt McCollum, 72, died November 15, 2017. Born in 1945, Sandra lived all of her life in the Birmingham, AL area.Visitation: From 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, AL.Sandra was predeceased by her father, Seaman William Wyatt; her mother, Lucille Johnsey Wyatt; and her brother, William Perry Wyatt. She is survived by her husband, M...
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Richard David Goldblatt

April 16, 1931 - November 15, 2017

Richard David Goldblatt, a Korean veteran, passed away Wednesday, November 15. He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Goldblatt; Ted and Al.He is survived by his son, Edward B. Goldblatt; daughters, Mia Hirschell and Gayle Goldblatt; brother, Marshall; grandchildren, Randi Hirschell; and numerous relatives all over the United States.
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James Paul Scott

February 18, 1929 - November 15, 2017

James (Jim) P. Scott of Vestavia Hills, age 88, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He is preceded in death by is parents, Charles and Ruth Scott; brothers, Marion and Harry Scott; sister, Ruth Ann McDonough; and his 1st wife, Leoita Scott. He is survived by his precious wife of 49 years, Doris (Dot) Scott; children, Tim Scott, Dana Watkins (Teresa), Charlie Scott,...
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