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TED LeMAY

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Ted LeMay, 60, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born in Sikeston, MO and worked as a machinist for thirty years. He served on the board for Woodmen of the World for several years and was a member of Sparks Chapel Church of Christ. Ted loved the Lord, his family and beekeeping. He was owner & operator of Consider the Lilies.

Services will be Saturday, October 23, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Danny Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Angela LeMay; one son – Ted LeMay, Jr. (Michelle); one daughter – Tabitha Blasingame; two step-children – Cassandra Runde (Trevor) and Jeffery Steele (Lynsie); his mother – Almeadia Marie Johnston LeMay; nine grandchildren – Bo LeMay, Kade LeMay, Madalyn LeMay, Daniel Blasingame, Ethan Blasingame, Keatan Runde, Hadley Runde, Mason Steele and Preston Steele; four sisters– Zonnia LeMay Hovater, Lila LeMay Fuller (Freddy), Tracy Malone (Jamie) and Dana Pollock (Phillip); one brother – Johnny LeMay III (Teresa) and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Orval LeMay, Jr. and a niece, Paige LeMay.

Pallbearers will be Kaleb Malone, Kage Malone, Bryan Fuller, Erik Fuller, John LeMay, IV and Todd Pickering.

Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DEXTER BOSTICK

RED BAY, AL – Carman Dexter Bostick, 86, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Providence Place Assisted Living in Senatobia, MS.  He was born in Red Bay, AL to Lowell and Lorine Bullen Bostick.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay, AL where he served as Deacon, Chairman of the Deacons and Deacon Emeritus.  He also served as a member of Gideon International.  He was a veteran of the US Army and then retired from the Army National Guard as Chief Warrant Officer after 39 years of total military service.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 18, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Bill Harper and Bro. Larry Hill officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jo Bostick of Red Bay; four children, Rita Dowdle (David) of Senatobia, MS, Dianne Baer (Ron) of Brandon, MS, Jon Bostick (Angela) of Hattiesburg, MS and Lynne Moody (Miles) of Boone, NC; nine grandchildren, Annah Mary Summy (Steve), John David Dowdle (Becky), Carmen Keen (Jeremy), Brian Baer (Laine), Brett Baer (Lauren), Christina Bostick, Katie Bostick, Brennen Moody and Anneliese Moody; eight great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Bostick.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Bostick.

Pallbearers will be David Brown, Glen Vinson, Billy Bolton, Norris Rogers, Wesley Thigpen, Danny McKinney, J.C. Weeks and Scott Eubanks.  Honorary pallbearers will be Eucellis Underwood, Howard McKee and the members of his Sunday School class.

Visitation will be Monday, October 18, 12-1 at First Baptist Church in Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 616 Red Bay, AL 35582.

GALE BARKSDALE

RED BAY, AL –Gale Barksdale, 72, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Red Bay, AL and was retired as a seamstress.  She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, Dennis, MS.

Services will be Saturday, October 16, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Caleb Waycaster officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Chris Barksdale and Steven Barksdale (Marsha); eight grandchildren – Jordan Barksdale (Paige), Keith Seal (Christina), Kayla Fowler (Brandon), Tyler Harris (Chainy), Estell Barksdale, Donald Barksdale, Sam Messer and Doug Messer; nine great-grandchildren; one sister – Faye Keeton and one uncle – Rudy Collier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Barksdale, her parents, Dorris and Emarene Collier Keeton and a daughter-in-law, Gracie Barksdale.

Pallbearers will be Chase Lindsey, Sam Messer, Doug Messer, Austin Milam and Michael Cole.

Visitation will be Friday, October 15, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

STEVE ELLIOTT

RED BAY, AL – Harold Stephen “Steve” Elliott, 66, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital. He was born on June 29, 1955 to Bo and Beatrice Elliott. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL. He was a dispatcher for a trucking company for 35 years.

Services will be Monday, October 11, 2:00 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al  with Bro. Rick Murrell and Bro. Mark Daily officiating. Burial will  be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two sons- Blake Elliott and Brandon Elliott (Rebecca); three grandchildren- Ava, Layla and Jude Elliott;  one sister- Ella Daily; one brother- Jack Elliott (Brenda) and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Rhonda Elliott, father and mother-in-law, Chevis and Olive Gibson,  brothers-Chester, Bill, Tommy and Roy Elliott and a sister, Ann Marie Mauldin.

Pallbearers will be Randy Elliott, Tracy Elliott, Phillip Cooper, Scott Lucas, Mark Daily and Doug Ray.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Mauldin, Mike Elliott, Tra Elliott, Andy Elliott and Chris Brazil.

Visitation will be Monday, October 11, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL..

JANET LEE KING BLANTON

RED BAY, AL – Janet Lee King Blanton, 54, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, AL. She was born on November 28, 1966 to Jackson Taylor King, Sr. and Lonia Janette Hill King in Chickasaw County, MS. She received the Nightingale Award in Nursing at Bevill State. She was a home health nurse for Keller Home Care.

Services will be Sunday, October 10, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Cory Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by a loving husband – Jeff Blanton; five children – Juli Jones (Ryan), Jana Anderson (Douglas), Jonathon Barnette (Ashley), Jacob Barnette (Gina) and April Lowery (Randy); thirteen grandchildren – Jaylen, Jordin, Miley, Braylen, Devan, Dalton, Jasper, Jett, Ty, Lawson, Henslee, Jayci and Beckham; one brother – Jesse King and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, J.T. King Jr.

Pallbearers will be David McDonald, Ryan Jones, Douglas Anderson, Jamie Gonzalez and Daniel Anderson.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 9, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BOBBIE ANN FOWLER

RED BAY, AL – Bobbie Ann Fowler, 85, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Franklin County, AL and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Old Burleson Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Graveside services will be Friday, October 1, 3:30 p.m. at Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Walter Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by a son – Tim Fowler (Lynda); four grandchildren – Carly Hellums (Brent), T.J. Fowler (Emily), Tony Jennings (Nicole) and Codey Jennings; nine great-grandchildren – Reed, Bronner, Libbi, Rowan, Alex, Lizzi, Brody, Raiff and Bella; two sisters – Marie Upton and Polly Loden and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Fowler, her parents, Stirl and Topsy Gober Hardin, a sister, Carolyn Robinson and a brother, Archie Hardin.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Fowler, Brent Hellums, Tony Jennings, Codey Jennings, Russell Davis and Thomas Upton.

SHANNON ORRICK WILLIAMS

RED BAY, AL – Shannon Orrick Williams, 50, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Red Bay, AL and worked as a retail manager. She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Sunday, September 26, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Tim Farley officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Hamilton, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Jonathan Williams; two sons – Randy Barnes (Summer) and Rodney Barnes (Kristen); five grandchildren – Bryson Finch, Madyson Barnes, Brynlee Barnes, Hadley Barnes and Willagray Barnes; father – Phillip Orrick; mother – Janelle Yielding; siblings – Sheila Spencer, Jennifer Brock and Charlie Harrington and her grandmother – Marion Orrick.

Pallbearers will be Bryson Finch, Jeff Clark, Zach Grimes, Zack Creekmore, Kollin Wells and Madyson Barnes.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 26, 2-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JEWEL MAY ROGERS

BELMONT, MS – Jewel May Rogers, 92, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Mississippi and worked in garment manufacturing. She operated a restaurant in Golden, MS for several years. She attended Free Holiness Church in Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Sunday, September 26, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Samuel Tharp, Bro. James Smith and Bro. Terry Wright officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Geral Rogers (Patricia) and Murrell Rogers (Bonnie); sixteen grandchildren – Ricky Lindley, Cindy Puckett, Danny Rogers, Tammy Searcy, Rebecca Crumpton, Shelley Green, Angela Durward, Teresa Causey, Jason Rogers, Jessey Rogers, Julie Smith, Lisa Kindreck, Craig Rogers, Matthew Rogers, Tonia Jones and Rodney Rogers and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Orville Rogers, two sons, James Roy Rogers and Glenn Rogers, her parents, Jim and Mollie Austin Wingo, several brothers and sisters and grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Craig Rogers, Jesse Rogers, Jason Rogers, Mathew Rogers, Phillip Kendrick and Brody Clayton.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 25, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HORACE V. MORROW

SCOTT CITY, MO. – Horace V. Morrow, 93, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in Sikeston, MO. He was born in Red Bay, AL and was a cattle farmer. Horace was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and he attended the United Methodist Church in Charleston, MO.

Graveside services will be Friday, September 3, 10 a.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Betty Morrow; two children – Tim Morrow (Sandra) and Susan Oakley (Stan); two grandchildren – Timothy and Lee Oakley; several great-grandchildren and two sisters – Marvaline Stanphill and Julia Weber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lucille Vinson Morrow.

JOHNNY L. BERRY

RED BAY, AL – Johnny Lynn Berry, 76, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, AL and was retired as a clearing contractor. Johnny had served in the Army Reserve. He was a member of Halltown United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be Saturday, August 28, 1:30 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Scott Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years – Alice Berry; one daughter – Alicia Berry Jenne (Brad); one grandson – Grayson Jenne; one granddaughter – Annelise Jenne; daughter-in-law – Jada McKinney Berry and her children, Jake, Jaylee and Jaycee; one sister – Charlotte Johnson (Dana); one brother – Don Berry (Joy); brothers and sisters-in-law – Lee Page (Jan), Linda Wren (Eddie), Kathy Page, Sarah McKinney (Ed) and Joel Page (Caroline) and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Berry; his parents, John Henry and Mary Nelson Berry, a brother, Joe Berry, a sister, Brenda Bridges; his father and mother-in-law, Neal and EstaLee Page and a brother-in-law, Anthony Page.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan McKinney, Marc Page, Mitch Page, Lee Berry, Brad Overton and John A. Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be David Tiffin, Pat Reed, Jr., James Stockton, Jim Lovette, Essra Miller, James Overton, Stephen Wren, Greg Bridges, Phil Bridges, Ray Shook, Billy Moore, Larry Bonds, Johnnie Weatherford and Sluggo Page.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BONNIE STRICKLAND

VINA, AL – Bonnie Ruth Barrett Strickland was born on July 16, 1934 in Itawamba County, MS. She left this world from Marion Regional Nursing Home to go to her Heavenly home on August 23, 2021 at the age of 87. She was a devoted wife of sixty-four years and a loving Mother and Nana. She was a meticulous house keeper and a wonderful cook. She loved preparing meals for her family, loved ones and neighbors. She enjoyed crocheting and working in her flower garden and traveling until she was no longer able. She worked at various places in town and was loved by all that met her.

Services will be Wednesday, August 25, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Jarod Massey and Jimmy Berry officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her son – Terry Strickland (Cyndi) Belmont, MS; daughter – Dena Dempsey (Chuck) Hamilton, AL; three grandchildren – Trent Strickland, Savannah Hall and Shelby Pope and one great-grandson – Caeson Pope.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Strickland, a grandson, Alex Hall, her parents, Homer and Emma Barrett and a sister, Wonnie Jones.

Pallbearers will be David Jones, Trent Strickland, Stuart Strickland, Mark Massey, Jeremy Winters and Brock Raper.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

RAY MARTIN

GOLDEN, MS – Rayburn Garfield “Ray” Martin, 71, died Sunday, August 22, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked as a logger, but retired from World Pet. He was a member of Pineville Baptist Church.

Services will be Wednesday, August 25, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. John Oliver and Bro. Andy Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Judy Martin; three children – Heather Bevens (Kevin), Shauna Oliver (Greg) and Tasha Wigginton (Brandi); eleven grandchildren – Danielle Smith, Dakota Clayton, Lauren Cleveland (Jake), Makenna Ables, Keyla Ables, Nevaeh Bevens, Waylon Mills, Meghann Elrod (D.J.), Kaitlin Oliver, Lilly Oliver and Aria Oliver; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters – Methal Daniels and Arlene Duboise (Gary); two brothers - David Martin (Christine) and Burl Martin and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Rachel Elizabeth King Martin, a daughter, Lisa Smith, two sisters, Nita Cripps and Enopolis Martin and two brothers, Tom Martin and Don Martin.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Bevens, Dakota Clayton, Rodney Timmons, Robert Timmons, Jake Cleveland and Ty Nichols. Honorary pallbearers will be Waylon Mills and Greg Oliver.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 24, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SHIRLEY ANN BOTTOMS BERLIN PRESTAGE

RED BAY, AL – Shirley Ann Bottoms Berlin Prestage, age 81, died on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice, Tupelo, MS. Shirley was the daughter of Carnie Bottoms and Ethel Morrow Bottoms. She was a 1957 graduate of Red Bay High School where she was elected Homecoming Queen. Shirley spent most of her life working for Dr. E.L. McRight and for Dr. Walker Dempsey at the Medical Clinic in Red Bay. Later she worked at Belmont Homes and was working as a hostess at Jack’s in Red Bay until she was diagnosed with cancer in July, 2020. Shirley never met a stranger. She loved to meet people and loved to talk. She will be missed by her friends and family. Shirley was a faithful member of the Red Bay Church of Christ.

Services will be Wednesday, August 25, 1 p.m. at Red Bay Church of Christ with Scott Webster, Herbert Trulove and Jim Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Shirley is survived by two sons – Stanley Jerome Berlin, Fulton, MS and Jonathan Hoyt Berlin (Tammy) Russellville, AL; four grandchildren – Susan Randolph, Bart Bolton, Grace Berlin and Brooke Berlin; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; three sisters – Lera Knight, Jean Hastings and Judy Bullen; one brother – Andy Bottoms and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hoyt Berlin and Paul Prestage, a grandson, Bailey Berlin, her parents and two brothers, Bill Bottoms and Paul Bottoms.

Pallbearers will be Bart Bolton, Charlie Bottoms, Andrew Bottoms, Max Bullen, Max Bullen, Jr., Grant Fancher and Harold Entrekin.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Red Bay Church of Christ.

LEBERN H. BARKSDALE

RED BAY, AL – Lebern H. Barksdale, 65, died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to Riley and Idar Lindsey Barksdale.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 23, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his sister, Marie Cole and his brother, David Barksdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Joel, Curtis and Bobby Barksdale.

Pallbearers will be Michael Cole, Wade Barksdale, Chris Barksdale, Cody Wilkinson, Brandon Cole and Tristan Johnson.

Visitation will be Monday, August 23, 2-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home.

CLEETA BYTHA WALLS MITCHELL

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Cleeta Bytha Walls Mitchell, 88, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. She was born in Red Bay, AL and worked at Quaker Industries in Illinois for nineteen years. She attended Muscle Shoals Church of God.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 17, 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Greg Pace and Bro. Roger Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Masks and social distancing requested by the family. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Kenneth Wayne Mitchell and Ricky Howard Mitchell; four grandchildren – Rhett Mitchell, Nikkita Mitchell, Carter Mitchell and Kendra Mitchell and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Cecil Mitchell, her parents, Willie and Alice Grissom Walls, a great-grandson, Patrick Mitchell and several brothers and sisters.

RAYMOND CREEKMORE

RED BAY, AL – Raymond Aaron Creekmore, age 86, died peacefully at Southern Magnolia Assisted Living in Golden, MS, on Saturday, August 14, 2021, surrounded by his family. Raymond was born on September 10, 1934, to Hersey and Flora Creekmore. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Red Bay and worked for years in the Red Bay area before taking a job at Monsanto in Decatur, AL. Upon his retirement from Monsanto, he worked part-time for several more years at the Piggly Wiggly of Red Bay.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 18, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay with Joel Davis and Danny Thompson officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the funeral and a private burial will follow the funeral at the Red Bay City Cemetery. Social distancing and masks are encouraged at the funeral service. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his son - Keith Creekmore; son-in-law -Robert Newell; grandchildren - Jerrod Newell, Emily Newell Davis & Joel and Madison Creekmore; and three great-grandsons - Noah Davis, Micah Davis and Branighan Tate.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Edith Gilliland Creekmore; his daughter, Kay Creekmore Newell; his parents; his step-father, Girtie Nelson Carnes and eight siblings.

The family would like to thank Kindred at Home, Kindred Hospice and the wonderful staff at Southern Magnolia of Golden for all of their love and care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to His Hands and Feet Ministry of the Red Bay First Baptist Church, 602 4th Street SE, Red Bay, AL 35582.

CATHERINE JEAN LYNCH

HODGES, AL – Catherine Jean Lynch, 73, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021 at her home.  She was born in Delaware County, PA to Donald J. and Catherine Jean Rhodes King.  While working as a Candy striper in a Philadelphia hospital, she met the love of her life, Daniel Joseph Lynch.  They fell in love and were married eight weeks later on July 20, 1968.  They began celebrating their family with the birth of their first daughter one year later. Her beloved husband passed away in February of 2016 and she has missed him every day since.  At her request, their ashes will be combined and spread at Mt. Cheahaw in Anniston, AL and Blue Mountain Beach, FL so they will be together forever in the two places they loved the most.

She is survived by four children, Doreen Patterson, Jenean Zayas, Angela Alack and Daniel Lynch; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one brother, Walter King.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, David King and one sister, Mary Exley.

MIKE OLIVER

RED BAY, AL – George Michael “Mike” Oliver, 69, died Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Sheffield, AL and was retired from Tiffin Motor Homes. He was a member of Community Center Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Thursday, August 5, 2 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery with Donald Raper, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children –Gina Raper (Donald Jr.), Tony Horton (Lynette) and Tammy Duncan (Byron); seven grandchildren – Joseph Raper, Taira Dotson (Robert), Tyler Duncan, Alyssa Horton, Tiffany Thorne (Heath), Anthony Horton (Caroline) and Mariah Roach (Brad); six great-grandchildren – Kieli Dotson, Autumn Dotson, Jeremiah Thorne, Joshua Thorne, Ann Carver Horton and James Horton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Oliver.

AVERINE HALL LEDBETTER

RED BAY, AL – Elouise Averine Hall Ledbetter, 86, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. She was born in Franklin County, AL and was a business owner, working in the florist industry for many years. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge #1 Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. Tim Harris officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Terry Hall (Susan) and June Harris (Tim); four grandchildren – Keesha Lindley (Anthony), Jonathan Hall (Brandi), Anne-Marie Patrick (Kevin) and Katie Russell (William); six great-grandchildren – Carlie Lindley, Kaylie Lindley, Carson Lindley, Katlyn Lindley, Clayton Lindley and Naomi Hall; two step-children – Cathy Russell and Joe Ledbetter; two sisters – Marie LeMay and Sue Davis; one brother – Billy Johnston and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Troy Hall and Dude Ledbetter, her father and mother, Husie and Lonnie Humphries Johnston; three brothers and two sisters.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Burnout Cemetery Fund, c/o Donald Gober, 1171 Highway 16, Vina, AL 35593.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 4, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ARVA NELL BARRETT

RED BAY, AL – Arva Nell Barrett, 83, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Alabama and was a factory worker for more than fifty years.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 3, 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two nieces – Donna Criswell and Shelia Livingston (Sam); one nephew – J.L. Barrett; one great-niece – Sarah McGraw (Zach); one great-nephew – Shane Livingston; one great-great-nephew – Z.J. McGraw and one great-great-niece – Lexi McGraw.

Pallbearers will be Elzie Malone, Scottie Malone, Edwin Crane, Wilbur McKinney, Ralph Winchester and Jimmy Higginbottom.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 3, 10 a.m. – 12 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

FRANKIE E. EMERSON

NEW VERNON, IN - Frankie E. Emerson, 67, born in Red Bay, Alabama passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Frank had a lifetime career in the printing industry and retired from R. R. Donnely in 2017. He was a sports enthusiast for his Chicago teams and enjoyed weekend adventures with his wife. A man of few words, he was devoted to his family. Frank, a dedicated father, supported his children in all of their activities. He was their biggest fan.  If he wasn't coaching on the field, he was cheering from the stands.

Graveside services will be Sunday, August 1, 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, Alabama. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years – Teresa Emerson; two children - Tonya and Shawn as well as many other loving family members including his beloved pets.

BETTY BULLARD McKINNEY

RED BAY, AL – Betty Bullard McKinney, 74, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Red Bay, AL and had worked in garment manufacturing. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Tuesday, July 27, 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens, Belmont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years – Wilbur McKinney; one son – Clair Ray McKinney; one granddaughter – Casey Lynn Roberson (Daniel); two great-grandchildren – Bryson Lanctot and Sadie White; one sister – Brenda Bullard Beam (Robert) and one brother – Brent Bullard (TiNa).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clair Hammond and Annis Maxine Lucius Bullard and a brother, Billy Garrison.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

NAOMI KLAIRE NULPH

GOLDEN, MS – Naomi Klaire Nulph, infant daughter of Byron and Katresa Kelton Nulph, passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Red Bay Hospital, Red Bay, AL. She was born June 18, 2021 in Tupelo, MS.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 26, 2 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Golden, MS with Bro. Jackie Hastings officiating. Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hwy. 23, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two siblings – Heaven and Gabriel Nulph, her grandmother – Carrie Davis; great-grandparents – Eddie and Renee Kelton, Debra Lovejoy and Virginia Kelton and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nathan Kelton and Keista Kelton Enlow; two great-grandmothers, Monia Gasaway and Dorothy Davis and two great-grandfathers, Gordie Davis and Troy Kelton.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 25, 6-9 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

KATHY SUE JOHNSON

TREMONT, MS – Kathy Sue Johnson, 66, died Friday, July 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Chattanooga, TN and was a factory worker for twelve years.

Services will be Sunday, July 18, 12 p.m. at True Life Church, Highway 11 South, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jimmy Lucas and Bro. Jason Glasgow officiating. Burial will be in Shady Valley Cemetery, Tremont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of forty-eight years – Leroy Johnson; two sons – Wayne Johnson (Carma) and Sequoyah Johnson (Heather); one daughter – Diana Fowler (Ricky); six grandchildren – Denver and Triston Clark, Hunter Johnson, Cheyenne Fowler, Dakota Fowler, Ryder Johnson and Ryleigh Johnson; two great-grandchildren – Jazzlyn and Jetta Clark; her mother – Dimply Yvonne Wooten; four sisters – JoAnn Wooten, Debbie Johnson, Teresa Veal and Priscilla Padgett and three brothers – Steven Wooten, Tim Wooten and George Wooten.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bufford Wooten and a brother, Mike Wooten.

Pallbearers will be Austin Townsend, Elon Glasgow, Ryder Johnson, Hunter Johnson, Triston Clark, Ricky Fowler and Jason Veal.

Visitation will begin Saturday, July 17, 6 p.m. until service time, 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, at True Life Church.

PEGGY ANN KEETON

RED BAY, AL – Peggy Ann Keeton, 88, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at Southern Magnolia in Golden, MS surrounded by family and friends.  She was born in Kentucky on July 3, 1933 to Thomas and Louise Ashmore Turner.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Red Bay and the Red Bay Garden Club.  She was a gift shop volunteer at the Red Bay Hospital and enjoyed assisting in the beauty shop at Red Bay Care Center.  She along with her husband, William Hoyt Keeton, Sr. owned and operated Keeton Oil Company in Red Bay for many years.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 8, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Dallas Culver officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children, William Hoyt “Butch” Keeton, Jr. (Suzy), Kathy Hale (Sammy), Lisa Davis (Brooks) and Hal Keeton (Shala); nine grandchildren, Brooke Carnes (Mark), Brock Keeton (Stephanie), Briana McCoy (Ian), Karla Koger (Ron), Kyle Sparks (Tamara), Tyler Davis, Darby Baxter (Adam), Casey Keeton (Kloie) and Holly Bullen (Blake); two step-grandchildren, T.J. Pruitt and Dakota Pruitt (Bethany) and twenty great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her step-father-Braxton Sanford.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Davis, Adam Baxter, Kyle Sparks, Ron Koger, Casey Keeton, Blake Bullen and Kobe Koger.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 8, 11-2 at First United Methodist church in Red Bay.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Hoyt Keeton Walking Trail, P.O. Box 2002, Red Bay, AL 35582.

BILLY JOE HAITHCOCK

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Billy Joe Haithcock, 69, died Monday, June 28, 2021 at Russellville Hospital, Russellville, AL. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked as a logger.

Graveside services will be Monday, July 5, 5:30 p.m. at Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Russellville, AL with Bro. Rick Murrell officiating.  Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Russellville, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by a son – John Haithcock and his mother, Becky Taylor; two nephews – Greg Haithcock and Larry Haithcock and one niece – Tammy Haithcock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Delma Barker Haithcock and a brother, Tommy Haithcock.

MICHAEL DARREN HILL

CORINTH, MS – Michael Darren Hill, 26, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Germany while his parents were stationed there. He worked at Carlock Toyota and was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 26, 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Dumas, MS with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Dumas, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Haley Hill; a daughter – Renesmae Hill and many loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patrick Matthew Hill Memorial Library, c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 616, Red Bay, AL 35582 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

LOUISE SHEWBART

VINA, AL – Martha Louise Shewbart, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Hospice Family Care, Huntsville, AL. She was born in Franklin County, AL to William and Shellie Coats Scott. She was a homemaker and a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Friday, June 18, 1 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. AG Stepp officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years – Forbus Shewbart; two daughters – Pam Humphres (Terry) and Phyllis Williams (Garry); four grandchildren – Natalie Barker (Kevin), Lance Rozelle, Jill Hester (Bryan) and Lauren Taylor (Blake); four great-grandchildren – Shelton Rozelle, Landry Barker, Langston Barker and Baby Taylor; step-great-grandson – J.M. Eddinger; one brother – Truman Scott (Jackie) two sisters – Sue Leiser (Bert) and Charlotte Spearman; a sister-in-law – Kay Scott; a brother-in-law – James Shewbart and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Jank Scott, a son-in-law, Bearl DeFoor and a step-granddaughter, Heather Eddinger.

Pallbearers will be Garry Williams, Terry Humphres, Kevin Barker, Lance Rozelle, Bryan Hester and Blake Taylor.

Visitation will be Friday, June 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

FRANKLIN J.B. GASAWAY

GOLDEN, MS – Franklin J.B. Gasaway, 84, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Tishomingo County, MS and was retired as a business owner. He was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, June 19, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Robert Wood officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 49-1/2 years – Helen Fennel Gasaway; three daughters – Linda Moore (Alan) McCalla, AL, Joan Morrow (Tommy) and Brenda Mann (Mark) all of Red Bay, AL; one son – Jason Gasaway, Atlanta, GA; one brother – J.E. Gasaway (Marilyn) Red Bay, AL; two sisters – Mary Rawson, Red Bay, AL and Kathryn Hammock (Oneal) Fairview, MS; six granddaughters – Haley Taylor (Trevor) Bella Vista, AR, Mollie Moore, Phenix City, AL, Allison Morrow, Mobile, AL, Megan Rogers (Jonathon) Hot Springs, AR, Kloie Keeton (Casey), Red Bay, AL and Magan Mann, Nashville, TN; three grandsons – Jay Michael Woods (Tiffany) Slidell, LA, Jeremy Woods, Birmingham, AL and Briley Mills, Red Bay, AL; three great-grandsons – Mason Taylor, Aiden Woods and Gabriel Woods; two great-granddaughters – Aubrey Petree and Kaylie Laine; a host of nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Vera Mae Gasaway.

Pallbearers will be Briley Mills, Jeremy Woods, Jay Michael Woods, Jason Gasaway and Casey Keeton. Honorary pallbearer will be Jonathon Rogers.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 12-2 p.m.at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DONNA ROGERS

VINA, AL – Donna Jean Rogers, 49, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. She was born in Red Bay, AL to Joy and Anita Spencer and married Randy Rogers June 29, 1992. She had worked at World Pet for fifteen years.

Services will be Thursday, June 17, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Hatley Cemetery, Hatley, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by a son – Jonathon Rogers (Megan) Hot Springs, AR; a brother – Don Spencer (Denise) Red Bay, AL; half-brother – Ronnie Spencer (Diane) Wesson, MS; father-in-law – Sidney Maxey, Smithville, MS; sister-in-law – Wanda Rogers, Smithville, MS; brother-in-law – Scotty Rogers, Golden, MS and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, mother-in-law, Annie Maxey, father-in-law, Kelly Rogers and a brother-in-law, Ricky Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Isaac Spencer, Joey Allen, Tim Goza, Clayton Brooks, Anthony Little and Nathan Little.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 16, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

VICKIE M. OLIVER

RED BAY, AL – Vickie M. Oliver, 64, died Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Chicago, IL and was a factory worker for more than thirty years.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 12, 11 a.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by a daughter – Kristi Demonia; one nephew – Jeff Wilemon (Tonya); one great-niece – Sydnee Wilemon and her brother – Jimmy Mayhall.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Mayhall, her mother, her brother, David Mayhall and her son-in-law , James Demonia.

PEGGY COX

RED BAY, AL – Peggy Ann Cox, 74, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Southern Magnolia in Golden, MS.  She graduated from Red Bay High School in 1965.  She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir.  She started working at Community Spirit Bank in 1971 and retired after working 40 years.  She was elected onto the Red Bay City Council for two terms from 1992-2000.  She loved watching her grandchildren in everything they were involved with and enjoyed camping with friends after retirement.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 7, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tommy Cox of Red Bay; her sons, Steve Cox (Elonda) of Red Bay, Stan Cox (Ronaka) of Russellville, and Stuart Cox (Tammy) of Hackleburg; two sisters-Sarah Lowery of Florence, AL and Dale Bonds (Thomas) of Tupelo, MS; her grandchildren, Ely Cox, Emily Cox, Michaela Marquis (Logan), Austin Cox, Colton Cox and Fallin Cox and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Villie Malone and two brothers, Jack W. Malone and Dr. John L. “Doc” Malone.

Pallbearers will be Ely Cox, Colton Cox, Austin Cox, Logan Marquis, Joe Buckley and Mike Stockton.

Visitation will be Monday, June 7, 9-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

PEARLENE VICK GARRISON

RED BAY, AL – Pearlene Vick Garrison, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Itawamba County, MS and worked in garment manufacturing. She was a member of Church of God.

Services will be Friday, June 4, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Shane Ray officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Betty Johnson (Larry) Fyffe, AL, Nicky Garrison and Tammie Scott (Dennis) all of Red Bay, AL; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gathel Garrison, a son, Eddie Garrison, her parents, Hobson and Rosie West Vick and five sisters.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Garrison, Paul Garrison, Nathan Sheffield, Jerry Sheffield, Corey Scott and Chris Kemp.

Visitation will be Friday, June 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARTHA PAULYNE ENGLE GRAY

FLORENCE, AL - “Well done, good and faithful servant” is what we believe Jesus Christ said to Martha Paulyne Engle Gray when she was welcomed to her Heavenly home Monday, May 31st. Martha was surrounded by her loving family in her home when she went to be with Jesus.  She put her faith in Jesus Christ at the young age of 15 and served Him every day spreading His gospel.

Martha was born September 18, 1924 in Franklin County, Alabama to Oscar and Cletus Griffus Engle. As a farmer’s daughter and child of the Great Depression, she was a hard worker who could plow a field with a mule, pick cotton, she even taught herself to read and play the piano. Martha lived an extraordinary life in her 96 1/2 years. They didn’t make stuff she couldn’t do.

An avid lifelong reader, she would often read by coal lantern as a child after the family was asleep and continued that love of learning her entire life. She was selected Salutatorian of her 8th grade class, and went on to win a Charleston dancing contest. Martha made her radio singing debut at the age of 14 and her love of singing and playing gospel music grew throughout her entire life. She traveled in a gospel quartet singing Alto and was part of the church choir for more than 50 years. She passed on her love of music to her children and she was proud each of them inherited her gift of music.

At the age of 18 right before finishing high school, she married her sweetheart, William “Bill” Albert Gray. They built a beautiful life together and provided a loving home for their children: Alana Paulette, Martha Ann, William Robert, David Albert, and Janie Rebecca. While Bill was a long-distance truck-driver, Martha worked in several occupations but was most proud of being a Mother, Grandmother, and Sunday School teacher.  She taught Sunday School for 52 years and was widely respected for her in-depth knowledge of the Bible and as a fearless defender of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She also loved her country and would tell anyone she met about Jesus and how she loved America. One job in particular she was proud of was as an original “Rosie the Riveter” where she worked on the fuel tanks of the P-Series war planes to help defeat the Nazis in World War II.

After living in Michigan 25 years, Martha and Bill bought a farm in Belmont, Mississippi and moved back home. That’s where her green thumb flourished. She could grow anything including an enormous garden which she would then can and freeze to feed her family. She was affectionately known as the “Food Lady” and was an amazing southern cook. She loved to cook food to share with the sick and elderly and teaching Sunday School at Golden Central Baptist Church.

At the age of 72, Martha made history when she became the oldest person in the state of Mississippi at that time to earn her GED. Martha was also an accomplished artist. She taught herself to crochet, to become an outstanding seamstress, make beautiful quilts, and she even learned to knit at the age of 90. She must have made at least a million stitches creating beautiful works of art for her family and friends, and was still making things until her last days.

Martha never met a stranger and her smile lit up every room she entered. She had a quick wit and remained sharp as a tack even in her old age. Martha claims her good health was a result of eating the plainest foods from the garden, staying busy, serving the Lord and His people. She fiercely loved her family and  left her mark on each heart. The most important lesson she wanted us to all know is that Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. She ran her race with courage and determination all while trying to live a life pleasing to The Lord. We will miss her every day, but we know where she is and have no doubt we will be together again forever one day.

Martha is preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill, infant daughter Alana, son David, her parents and sisters Carlee Nunley, Grace Bridges, and Laverne Engle. She is survived by her children Martha Emmons, Bob (Rachel), Janie Wallace and her husband Bryan whom she loved like her own son, eight grandchildren: Kelly Smith, Kayla Lender (Sam), Emily Horning, Kimberly Miller (Chris), Lacey Frederick, Tyler Beard, Taylor Beard, David C. Gray, and 11 great-grandchildren. We are her living legacy of love.

Her family would like to thank Dr. Lyman Mitchell for his unwavering support and loving tender care the last years of her life, and Dr. Jerry Williams, whom she considered one of her best friends. They would also like to thank Kindred Hospice, especially Nurse Rosa, all the kind staff at Kindred Home Health, especially her therapist Denise, ElderCare Services, especially her sitter Dominique, and the 5th floor nurses and staff at NAMC.

A celebration of Martha’s life will be held Wednesday, June 2nd at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, AL. Visitation at 1:00 p.m. followed by funeral at 2:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Rev. Kevin Johnson, Florence First Baptist Church. Music will be by Florence FBC Associate Pastor Scott Underwood and Janie Wallace. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, she would rather that if anyone reading this isn’t sure they know where they will go when their time on earth has ended, that they would ask Jesus into their heart. Also, if you still have  your parents and grandparents here, go see them, hug their neck, tell them you love them, and sit down and visit a little while. Life is short, but love is forever.

PEGGY DIANNE CHAFFIN

RED BAY, AL -  Peggy Dianne Chaffin passed away on Sunday morning, May 23, 2021 at the age of 67. Peggy was a retired registered nurse who loved helping others, loved her family and loved the Lord.

The family will have a memorial service on Saturday, June 5, 11:00 a.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church in the Halltown Community, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

She is survived by her parents - Oscar and Willodean Hamm; sons - Steven Hall and Rob Hall (Misty); four grandchildren and  a host of great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to New Union Missionary Baptist Church, 40 County Road 28, Red Bay, AL 35582 or The Kidney Transplant Foundation in Vanderbilt, TN.

LORENE UNDERWOOD

RED BAY, AL – Lorene H. Underwood, 80, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 at her residence.  She was born in Tremont, MS to George and Lida Guin Hardin.  She worked as a licensed hospital administrator and registered nurse.  She was a certified phlebotomist technician.  She attended Bethel Church of God and Hurricane Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 18, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry George officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters, Tamela Renfroe and Lori Parrish; five grandchildren, T.J Renfroe, Liza Ewing (Jay), Shawn Parrish (Lauren), Lacey Blassingame (Ronny) and Zachary Parrish (Hannah); five great-grandchildren, Jantzen, Mayleigh, Dawson, Carson and Abby and one sister, Gladys Barker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac Underwood; her sons-Shannon and Shane Underwood; her parents; six brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Parrish, Zachary Parrish, Jay Ewing and Rocky Harris.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 18, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

RALPH STANLEY ADAMS

VINA, AL – Ralph Stanley Adams, 65, died Saturday, May 8, 2021 at his residence.  He was born in Russellville, AL to Ralph Sidney Adams and Willie Sue Gober Adams.  He worked as a plant manager.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 11, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Mike Deaton officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bethany Adams; three children, Aaron Adams (Tiffany), Chris Adams (Tori) and Jessica Miller (Zack); eight grandchildren-Casey Adams, Steven Adams, Kelsey Orr, Jacie Orr, A.J. Adams, Avery Adams, Clayton Adams and Kinlee Adams; one great-granddaughter-Ashlyn.

He was preceded in death by his son-Ralph Stanley Adams, Jr.; his parents and two sisters-Sherry and Melissa Adams.

Visitation will be Monday, May 10, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

GLADYS WILLIAMS HOLLAND

RED BAY, AL – Gladys Olene Williams Holland, 95, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Itawamba County, MS and worked at Blue Bell for twenty years. She was a member of Old Burleson Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Friday, May 7, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Rusty Holland and Bro. Walter Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Roger Holland (Becky), Randy Holland (Rebecca) and Rita Inman (Danny); five grandchildren – Joe Holland (Christie), Rusty Holland (Crystal), Radley Holland (LaKesha), Reggie Holland (Lauren) and Josh Inman (Gretchen); nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Holland; her parents, Orville and Mary Murphree Williams, a daughter-in-law, Judy Holland, two brothers, Mordie and Quince Williams and one sister, Keva Grissom.

Pallbearers will be Joe Holland, Joey Holland, Radley Holland, Reggie Holland, Josh Inman, Tanner Holland, Brantley Holland and Case Holland.

Visitation will be Friday, May 7, 12-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

GEARY RAY McCOLLUM

RED BAY, AL – Geary Ray McCollum, 74, passed away at his residence Tuesday, May 4, 2021. He was born in Pleasant Site, AL on February 7, 1947. He was a graduate of Red Bay High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of North Alabama. He also got a degree in Tool and Die. He worked as a Project Engineer at NTN Bower and served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was an avid hiker and took countless hiking trips into the Bankhead National Forest with his two sons, Gregory and Patrick and his close friend, Gerald Jackson. He was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be Friday, May 7, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Geary is survived by his wife of fifty-five years – Holly Gasaway McCollum; three children – Gregory McCollum (Melissa), Stacy Johnson (Rodney) and Patrick McCollum (Ale); five grandchildren – Gavin Johnson (Kanah), Tori Young (Coby), Seth Johnson, Ashton Johnson and Lucianna McCollum; one great-grandchild – Asher Johnson; two brothers – Roger McCollum and David McCollum (Dianna).

He was preceded in death by his mother, Icie Bates McCollum Stevens; his father, William S. “Grass” McCollum and his step-father, Junior A. Stevens.

Pallbearers will be Gavin Johnson, Seth Johnson, Ashton Johnson, Coby Young, Adam McCollum and Clint Irby.

Visitation will be Friday, May 7, 12-1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DAVID WALKER ELROD

RED BAY, AL – David Walker Elrod, 71, died Monday, May 3, 2021 at Southern Magnolia, Golden, MS. He was born in Red Bay, AL and was retired from Tiffin Supply after twenty-seven years. He was a member of Ten Acre Field Church.

Services will be Wednesday, May 5, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Marshall Green officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by a daughter – Melissa McGee, Belmont, MS; a son – Ken Elrod, Belmont, MS; ten grandchildren – Beth Kent, John McGee, Chris Trail, Sommer Elrod, MacKenzie Hammock, Angel Martinez, Nicole Elrod, K.J. Elrod (Danielle), Corey Elrod and Kendra Elrod; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters – Judy Credille (Ray), Linda Atkinson (Jesse) and Sheila Barrett (Dorce) and special friend - Tony Horton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Elrod, a son, Doug Hammock, a daughter, Pam Elrod, his parents, Waymon and Grace Vick Elrod and a brother, Timmy Elrod.

Pallbearers will be Corey Elrod, Steven Paul Floyd, Jesse Atkinson, Ray Credille, Dorce Barrett and K.J. Elrod.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 4, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BOBBY MATTHEW BISHOP

VINA, AL – Bobby Matthew Bishop, 84, died Friday, April 30, 2021 at Longwood Nursing Home, Booneville, MS. He was born in Red Bay, AL and worked in auto body repair. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving for eight years.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

He is survived by four children – Bobbie Marie Pope (Bob), Kevon Bishop (Teresa), Pennie Bishop and Joseph Bishop (Mary Elizabeth); five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Jenkins Bishop, his parents, William and Shelly Bullock Bishop and four siblings.

MAEDEEN MITCHELL THOMPSON

RED BAY, AL – Maedeen Mitchell Thompson, 93, died Thursday, April 29, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, AL, was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She loved flowers and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday, May 2, at 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries and Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her children – Patricia Lee “Pat” Wright, Linda Kay Humphres (Wade) and Annette Humphries (Jerry); grandchildren – Chris Wright (Leslie), Stephanie Williams (Brett), Amanda Nichols (Patrick), Jonathan Humphres (Haley), Cassondra Chamblee (Trevor Nichols) Veronica Strickland (Greg) and Daniel Humphries (Haley) and great-grandchildren – Lily Wright, Annaliese Rogers, Ally Williams, Shelby Nichols, Marley Chamblee, Max Wright, Jayden Pearson, Justin Humphres, Colton Chamblee, Preston Pearson, Canaan Nichols, Baylor Humphries, Keegan Strickland, Blaklei Pounds, Kila Williams, Luke Williams and Lexi Lynn Nichols.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Lee Thompson, her parents, Marion and Maudie Lee Holland Mitchell, infant twin brother and sister, two sisters, Johnnie Mitchell and Marvalene Ham and one brother, Winsol Mitchell.

Pallbearers will be Chris Wright, Brett Williams, Patrick Nichols, Jonathan Humphres, Trevor Nichols, Greg Strickland and Daniel Humphries.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 1, 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, May 2, 1-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

NORVAL ALLEN BERRY

FLORENCE, AL – Norval Allen Berry, 76, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the home of his sister. Norval was born March 20, 1945 to Cassie and Sid Berry.

There will be a private family service with Bro. Fred Karthause officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL.Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Norval is survived by his sister – Marcia Ledbetter (Troyce); one niece – Sheila Baldwin (Richard); one great-nephew – Ryan Baldwin and one great-niece – Kaylee Baldwin, Phoenix, AZ.

The family would like to thank Kindred At Home Hospice for over three years of care along with Fran Turner, Rosa Darby, Fred Karthause and Kay Holt. They are considered part of the extended family.

KEVIN LEE HAMM

RED BAY, AL – Kevin Lee “Chop” Hamm, 48, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at NMMC in Hamilton, AL.  He was born in Red Bay, AL to Danny Lee and Peggy Joyce Thomas Hamm.  He was a truck driver and attended Grace Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 20, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Wayne Bumgart and Bro. Chris Brannon officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his father-Danny Hamm (Nancy); sisters and brothers-Rita Brannon (Keith), Jennifer Jackson (Lowell), Tamra Dill, Andrew Mullins (Debbie), Katie Gronniger, Chris Gronniger (Molly), Amy Francis (Jason) and Jeffery Dick; special nieces-Tesia Dill, Gracie and Autumn Jackson and Kennedy Thornton; a host of other nieces and nephews ; special friend-Miranda Benton and step-son-Koty Mills.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brother-Jeff Dill; nephew-Jeffery Dill and his grandparents-Mack and Marvaline Hamm and J.V. and Gladys Brewer.

Visitation will be Monday, April 19, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DONNIE L. GEORGE

VINA, AL – Donnie L. George, 64, died Thursday, April 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked at Tiffin Motor Homes for forty years.

Services will be Monday, April 19, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. David Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his children – Brandon George, Morgan Hester and Madison Davis; grandchildren – Andon Collum, Olivia George and Ramsey George and one sister – Louise Jackson (Ray).

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Orvil and Ida Leo Bridges George and a brother, Larry George.

Pallbearers will be Randy Patterson, Benny Bridges, Kyle Palmer, Jose Rigual and Caleb Cothrum.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 18, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

RICKEY MINK

GOLDEN, MS – Rickey Mink, 64, died Thursday, April 15, 2021 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Red Bay, AL and was retired as a tire store business owner. He attended Believer’s Baptist Church, Golden, MS.

Services will be Saturday, April 17, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Robert Wood officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery, Fulton, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children – B.J. Mink (Shantell) and Kayla Robinson (Brent); four grandchildren – Jaden Thomas, Avery Robinson, Bentlee Mink and Nellee Jo Mink and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlis Junior and Roxie Lindsey Mink and a sister, Brenda Vinson.

Pallbearers will be Jason Slayton, Leon Hayes, Freddie Harris, Billy Harris, Jerry Harris and Jason Harris.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Bates, David Dunlap and Jessie Gresham.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 17, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DORIS MAE PETREE

RED BAY, AL –Doris Mae Petree, 92, of the Pleasant Site community, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Doris was born on April 14, 1928 in Mingo, MS to Samuel and Naomi Williams. She had been a member of Harmony Baptist Church since 1949 and was a homemaker. She married Durell Petree and they were married sixty-two years. After retirement, they were blessed to travel to all fifty states, Canada and the European countries where he served during World War II.

Services will be Thursday, April 15, 2 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church in the Pleasant Site Community with Bro. Roger Wood officiating.  She will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters - Lynn Milam of Hernando, MS and Ann Mitchell (Jimmy) of Cherokee, AL; three grandchildren - Jim Gaither of Arlington, TN, Heather Mitchell Greene (Paul) of Huntsville, AL and Dr. Chase Mitchell (Caroline) of Charlottesville, VA; one great-grandson – Boone Mitchell and two step-great-grandchildren – Nathan Greene and Allison Speer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother and one sister.

Pallbearers will be James McKinney, Danny Frederick, Stacy Ozbirn, Keith Daily, Dale Hester and A.C. Winchester.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 14, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to For Life Ministries, Attn. Chase Barbrey, P.O. Box 443, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kristy Crandell and the staff at Bay Tree Family Care and ComfortCare Hospice for the excellent care.

JEARMIE REID

RED BAY, AL – Jearmie Reid, 41, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born in Red Bay, AL to Edward Reid and Rebecca Ann Cox.

Services will be Saturday, April 10, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Patrick Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Jennifer James; daughter – Harley Michelle Reid; step-son – Devin Alan James; sister – Sherri Barnes; aunt – Dorothy Stockton; uncle – Tommy Cox and step-mom – Jennifer Wylie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-dad, Jimmy Wylie.

Pallbearers will be  Jeremy Harris, James McCalpin, Andy Dykes, Jeremy Brooks and Greg Hudson.

Visitation will be Friday, April 9, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CHARLES E. CLARK

RED BAY, AL – Charles E. Clark, 70, died Monday, March 29, 2021 at North Al. Specialty Hospital, Athens, AL. He was born in Fulton, MS and was an electrician. He retired as a foreman for NTN Bower and G & G Steel. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.

Services will be Thursday, April 1, 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Tremont, MS with Bro. Wayne Napier and Bro. Jonathan Hurston officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years – Mitzi Clark, Red Bay, AL; two daughters - Susan Parker (Jeff) and Linda Cason (Derek) all of Red Bay, AL; five grandchildren – Alyssa Parker, Brodie Cason, Alex Parker, Jase Cason and A.J. Parker; one aunt – Helen DeRue, Twin Lakes, WI; two sisters – Martha Hurston, Fort Payne, AL and Joyce Russell (Truman) Red Bay, AL and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaston and Molene Vaden Clark, his grandparents and brother-in-law, Rev. Jerry Hurston.

Pallbearers will be Shelby Blanton, Phillip Fowler, Cory Maxwell, Chris Christian, Jonathan Underwood, Shaun Rogers and Alan Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Donny Palmer, Jeff Martin and members of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 31, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie in state Thursday, April 1, 12-1 p.m. at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.

ELFRIEDE MARTIN

GOLDEN, MS –Elfriede Jungmann Martin, 92, died Sunday, March 28, 2021 at her residence. In 1954 she lived in Feudenheim, Germany and met Rex Martin when he came to the commissary, where she was employed. They were married in 1955 and continued Rex’s career in the Army. They were stationed in Germany, Japan and Korea before coming to the states. His career took them to Salt Lake City, Utah, Fort Polk, LA and Fort Leonardwood, MO. Elfreida studied and took the immigration test and passed it in the 1960’s. She was proud of passing the test. She loved watching westerns, Fox News and The Weather Channel. She and Rex were active in the German Club where she met longtime friend and buddy, Mrs. Ruth Kelly. After Rex’s death, she hosted her birthday party in Tupelo, MS for her friends and family. She cooked for Rex’s sister, Mrs. Lola Wilson for many months. She hosted cookouts for friends and family throughout the years. She hosted many Sunday afternoons with her great-niece, Maritha and Greg Davis. The past couple of years she was able to stay home with the loving care of her great-nephew, Donnis and Shelia Martin. She was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 30, 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Martin and a sister, Gertrud Winkler.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Martin, Lance Martin, Martin Davis and Justin Osbirn.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30, 1-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Joyce Booth, Brenda Kyle, North Ms. Medical Center Home Health especially Tammy Hood and Dr. Frank Fortenberry for their attentive care. The family would also like to thank Pat Thornton, her special friend and confidante, as well as her hairdresser, for the many years of fixing Elfriede’s hair. She loved going to the beauty shop and loved the beauty shop coming to her.

BILL MOOMAW

VINA, AL – William M. “Bill” Moomaw, Jr., 80, died Thursday, March 25, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Alabama and worked at Mueller Brass for more than thirty years. He was owner and operator of Sanford & Sons Thrifty Store and served on the Vina Town Council for sixteen years.

Services will be Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerome Sherrill and Bro. Mark Daniel officiating.  Burial will be Holly Springs Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Philomena Moomaw; three children – Michael Moomaw, Robert Moomaw (Vanessa) and Bryan Moomaw; four grandchildren – Kyle Green (Sara), Ashley Moomaw Devis (Rick), Tristan Moomaw and Braden Moomaw; two great-grandchildren – Tucker and Charney Green and one brother – Bobby Moomaw (Theresa) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. Moomaw, Sr. and Elizabeth Mobley Moomaw and a brother, David Mobley.

Pallbearers will be Tristan Moomaw, Braden Moomaw, Kyle Green, Arthur Dyer, Ronnie Mobley and Dale Raper.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LYNN SCOTT

RED BAY, AL – Dexter Lynn Scott, 58, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at NMMC in Tupelo, MS.  He was born in Red Bay, AL to Justin “Buddy” and Martha Collier Scott.  He was a truck driver and member of Halltown United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 23, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Scott Lindsey officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife Krista Scott; son-Christopher Scott; sister-Cheryl Holley (Gilbert); brother-Juston Scott and his father and mother-in-law-Robert and Nancy Zwolak.

He was preceded in death by his son-Derek Scott; a grandson-Drake Scott and his parents.

Visitation will be Monday, March 22, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DONALD SHERRILL McNEIL

RED BAY, AL – Donald Sherrill McNeil, 72, died Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a banker for twenty-five years, a member of Gideons International and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Sunday, March 21, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Jeff Lentz officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years – Wanda McNeil; two children – Shane McNeil (Jamie) and Mandy Colley; five grandchildren – Cara McNeil, Abbey Colley, Connor McNeil, Bryant Colley and Colin McNeil; one sister – Carolyn Garner (Jim); one sister-in-law – Debbie Wiggins and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laney and Beatrice Ridge McNeil, a brother, Randy McNeil and three sisters, Rubene Taylor, Sandra Jeska and Gaile McNeil.

Pallbearers will be Connor McNeil, Colin McNeil, Bryant Colley, Greg Garner, Wesley Garner, Andy Wiggins, Dale McNeil, Ricky Taylor, Gary Taylor, John McNeil and Robert McNeil. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Vinson, Lowell Humphres, Norris Rogers and Jim Davis.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 21, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LISA MORROW JACKSON

RED BAY, AL – Lisa Morrow Jackson, 59, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Medical Center, Corinth, MS. She was born in Memphis, TN, was a pharmacist and a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Sunday, March 21, 2 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Bart Justice officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Mike Jackson; two children – Drew Jackson (Mallory) and Aimee Johnson (Max); four grandchildren – Mikayela Jackson, Deacon Johnson, Parker Johnson and Holland Grove Jackson; one brother – Bill Morrow (Jamie); one sister – Danielle Boyd (Reynolds); step-father – Tilmon Hamm and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Grissom Hamm; her father, William Wallace Morrow and her grandparents, Grover and Hazel Morrow and Heyburn and Jewel Grissom.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 21, 1-1:45 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

RICHARD AARON HANEY

GOLDEN, MS – Richard Aaron Haney, 69, died Thursday, March 11, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked as a mechanic. He was a member of Walker Missionary Baptist Church, Golden, MS.

Services will be Sunday, March 14, 2 p.m. at Walker Missionary Baptist Church, Golden, MS with Bro. David Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Belmont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children, two sons – Robert Haney and Chad Haney (Ashley) all of Golden, MS; one daughter – Sherry Haney (Michael Moore), Tishomingo, MS; three grandsons – Tyson Harris (Taylor), Golden, MS, Austin Harris (Kassandra Hamm) and Brady Harris (Brittany), Iuka, MS; two great-grandchildren – Jaxn Harris and Rainey Harris, Iuka, MS; one brother – Tommy Haney (Kay), Golden, MS; his loving fiancé – Doris Credille, Golden, MS; nieces and nephews – Danny Lewis, David Lewis, Steven Pardue, Kathy Johnson, Selena Black (Brian) and Bobby Haney (Jodi); great-nieces and great-nephews– Dustin, Justin, Malachi, Hunter, Eli, Blaine, Avery, Tamara, Tasha, Tyson, Tara, Morgan and Wyatt; step-son – Clayton Brooks (Jeneen) and step-daughter – Melissa Sweat.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Armstead “Cotton” and Altie Clark Haney; one daughter, Melinda Haney, one granddaughter, Amanda Brooks; two sisters, Belinda Lewis and Patricia Pardue; one brother, Bobby Haney, two nephews, Doyle Haney and Michael Pardue; step-sons, Wade Brooks and Michael Beam and a step-daughter, Sharon Brooks.

Pallbearers will be Austin Harris, Tyson Harris, Brady Harris, David Lewis, Danny Lewis and Bobby Haney. Honorary pallbearers will  be Bryan Grimes and Damian Langford.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 13, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie in state Sunday, March 14, 12-2 p.m. at Walker Missionary Baptist Church.

LOVIE DYKES

VINA, AL – Lovie Irene Dykes, 87, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Alabama and was a caregiver for twenty-five years. She was a member of Palestine Church of God.

Services will be Thursday, March 11, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Rev. Clifford Britt officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children – Marvin E. Dykes (Kathy), Sandra Vick (Ricky), Brenda Snook (Rusty) and Cinda McCarley (Joey); eighteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and one sister – Willie Mikels (Chuck).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Edward “Eddie” Dykes, Sr. and three sons, Carlton, Kenneth and David Dykes.

Pallbearers will be Brady Vick, Dustin Timms, Phillip Vick, Stephen Vick, Cody Vick, Jarrett Rogers, Carl Wayne Dykes and Darrin Ables.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAMES HUBERT “HUBIE” DAVIS

OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL – James Hubert "Hubie" Davis, 73, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 7, 2021. James was born in Franklin County, AL and worked at Federal Mogul/NTN Bower for thirty-six years.

Services will be Wednesday, March 10, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus and Adam Pharr officiating.  Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

James is survived by his wife of fifty-three years – Brenda Stone Davis; his daughters – Melissa McHenry (Kenny) and Lorie Cochran (Lee); grandsons – Garrett McHenry (Callen), Brady, Dylan and Ethan Cochran; granddaughters – Abigail McHenry (Bradley Jones) and Annslee Parker; great-granddaughters – Kacen, Hadley and Brentley McHenry; one sister – Janet Gober (Glyne); five sisters-in-law – Carolyn Lasher (Doug), Linda Bostick (Steve), Ellaween Ables (Jerry), Deborah Scott (Clifton) and Joan Emerson (Gary); two brothers-in-law – Kenneth Stone and Michael Stone (Angie); one uncle - Justin Pharr  and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Bonnie Pharr Davis, his in-laws, William Carol Stone and Tellie Stone and two nephews, Keith Stone and Lane Emerson.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Huntsville Cancer Center, Dr. Rosa Ortega, Robin and Harmony and Caring for Life Hospice for the wonderful care given to James.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CB&S Bank, c/o Brenda Davis for James’ medical expenses or to a charity of your choice.

Pallbearers will be Pat Cochran, Chris Cochran, Jonathan Scott and Greg Scott.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 10, 1-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ASHLEY BROOKS HARDIN

RED BAY, AL – Ashley Brooks Hardin, 31, passed away in Tishomingo, MS. She was born in Tupelo, MS and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Graveside services will be Monday, March 8, 2 p.m. at Joel Cemetery, Dennis, MS with Bro. Randy Hargett officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her parents – Alan and Anita Hardin; one brother – Nash Hardin and his wife, Cayla; three nieces – Britley, Addie and Chloe Hardin; her aunts-Lois Bailey (Bill), Mois Gallahar (Jerry), Linda Clark, Pam Jackson, Delores Hester (Randy), Paula Jackson and Suzan Howard (Allen) and a host of cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elton and Mary Jackson and Bob and Jean Hardin; three uncles, J.T. Jackson, Tony Jackson and Phillip Jackson and two aunts, Patricia Thornton and Debi Hardin.

Pallbearers will be Alan Hardin, Nash Hardin, Matthew Hester, Andrew Hester, Daniel Wooten, Allen Ellison and Brad Ivey. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Jackson, Jason Jackson, Chris Clark, Cory Clark, Shannon Pounds and Andy Jackson.

BOBBY JOE SMITH

RED BAY, AL – Bobby Joe Smith, 84, died Monday, March 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Belmont, MS and was retired from Mueller Brass, Fulton, MS. He was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be Saturday, March 6, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. David Corum officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years – Betty Carolyn Strawbridge Smith, Red Bay, AL; four daughters – Lisa Carol Massey (Tim) Vina, AL, Tina Renee’ Smith (Tim “Boker”) Belmont, MS, Teresa Lynn Robinson (Andy) and Sheila Dianne Smith, both of Red Bay, AL; daughter dog – Georgia Faye Smith; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister – Judy Randolph and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved only son, David Joseph Smith; his parents, Jack and Estella Wigginton Smith; two sisters, Mavis Dickens and Louise Thompson and two brothers, Tommy Smith and Jackie Smith.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Massey, Harley Robinson, Ricky Garrison, Stan Scott, Michael White and Vander White. Honorary pallbearer will be Braxton Massey.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 6, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org.

JOEL WADE BOYD

GOLDEN, MS – Joel Wade Boyd, 74, died Saturday, February 27, 2021 at North Alabama Medical Center, Florence, AL. He was born in Vina, AL to Stansel and Ellen Martin Boyd. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Forestry and worked as a logger. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Joel served the Lord through his hard work and will be dearly missed by his large and loving family, who rest in knowing that he is in the presence of his Creator.

There will be private graveside services with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Methodist Church Cemetery, Tremont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements. A celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date to be announced by the family.

He is survived by his wife – Karen Boyd; one son – Joseph Boyd (Natalie); two grandchildren – Luke Boyd and Ruby Boyd; three brothers – Jerry Boyd (Linda), Garry “Sonny” Boyd (Angela) and Randy Boyd (Sherry); brother-in-law – Ray Rayburn; sister-in-law - Mary Grider (David); father-in-law - Bob Riegle (Barbara);nieces and nephews – David Rayburn (Karen), Judy Blain (Curt), Tina Boyd, Annessa Marshall (Duane), Garry Boyd, Jr. (Jodie), Mary Ellen Allen (Joey), Tara Enlow, Rachael Sidoti (Andrew) and Ben Grider and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters – Jeanette Rayburn and Carolyn Wilson (Elmo); two nephews – Bill Wilson and Drew Boyd and his mother-in-law - Jane Riegle.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Joel Boyd to Log a Load for Kids at 555 Alabama Street, Montgomery, AL 36109.

DELTON “DOC” KELTON

GOLDEN, MS – Delton Leroy “Doc” Kelton, 79, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his residence.  He was born in Itawamba County, MS to William “Bill” and Oda Lou Johnson Kelton. He was a member of Altar Baptist Church and was retired from Sunshine Mills after 32 years as a truck driver.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 3, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. Joe Ball officiating.  Burial will be in Altar Baptist Church Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years-Mildred L. Kelton; three sons-Keith Kelton (Debbie), Tony Kelton (Melissa) and Thomas Kelton (Cindy); three granddaughers-Nicole Johnston (Chasey), Tasha Gray (Nathan) and Chloe Williams (Brett); three great-grandsons-Skyler Johnston, Maddux Kelton and Niko Gray; two brothers-Murl Kelton (Azelle) and Paul Kelton (Faye) and three sisters-Martha Ball (Joe), Betty McMickin and Judy Boyd.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-Troy R. Kelton.

Pallbearers will be Chasey Johnston, Brett Williams, Nathan Gray, Chris Kelton, Grant Holland, Skyler Johnston and Randall Holland.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 2, 5-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAMES ANTHONY POUNDS

GOLDEN, MS – James Anthony Pounds, 44, died Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, GA. He was born in Red Bay, AL to James Douglas and Diane Grissom Pounds. He had worked at Tiffin Motor Homes for twenty-four years and was a member of Church of the Highlands, Florence, AL.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 6, 2 p.m. at the Red Bay High School football stadium. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Shay Pounds; four children – Jade Kyle Pounds (Chelsey), Jace Kalvin Pounds, Jake Karly Pounds and Hunter Brady Pounds; his mother – Diane Grissom Pounds; one brother – Kevin Pounds (Terra); an aunt – Judy Sparks; his grandmother – Willard Pounds Davis and his cousins – Sarah Peppers, Brandon Sparks (Anna), Kim Waldrep (Matt) and their children.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, B.O. and Eva Grissom and James Pounds and an uncle, Wade Sparks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in memory of Anthony Pounds be made to the Red Bay Lions Foundation for a scholarship at P.O. Box 23, Red Bay, AL 35582.

MARY SUE HARRISON BARRETT

TUSCUMBIA, AL – Mary Sue Harrison Barrett, 77, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Marion Regional Nursing Home, Hamilton, AL.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to Dalton and Beatrice Mayhall Harrison.

Visitation will be Friday, February 26, 2-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Charles Barrett; one daughter – Sandra Bridges; one grandson – T.J. Bridges; one brother – Herman Harrison (Avenell); one nephew – Harlon Harrison (Denise) one great-niece – Brena Harrison and her friend of many years – Kathy Brown (Bill).

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Glenn Harrison.

CATHY VICKERY

HACKLEBURG, AL – Cathy Thorn Vickery, 70, transitioned to her heavenly home on Monday, February 22, 2021 at her residence.  She was born in the Burnout Community to William E. “W.E.” and Oniece Lindley Thorn.  She was an educator for 26 years at Hackleburg High School where she impacted countless lives throughout the years.  She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL where she served as the organist for 50 years as well as in any area she saw an opportunity.  She was the truest example of a servant’s heart.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 25, 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL with Bro. Marty Guidry, Bro. Danny Carter and Bro. Carl McHenry officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hodges, AL.  Social distancing and masks are required.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry Vickery; two daughters, Magen Alsup (Brad) and Kayla Odom (Patrick); five grandchildren, Hannah Grace and Will Alsup and Parker, Collins and Callie Odom; sister-in-law-Judy Thorn and several nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Lorrie Ella Vickery and her brother, Donald Thorn.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers, Tim Frederick, Larry Upton, Brandon Quinn, Jason Hindman, Kevin Burchfield, Alex Guidry, Thurl Engle, Roy Walls, Ron Coats, Arthur Hardin and Clint Frederick.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 25, 11-1 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Honduras Children’s Fund, c/o First Missionary Baptist Church, 787 Hwy 172, Hodges, AL 35571.

BIRDA MAE GANN

GOLDEN, MS – Birda Mae Gann, 90, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at her residence. She was born September 10, 1930 to Jesse Nelson and Mary Melvirdie Griffus. She worked as a seamstress for forty years and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 25, 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Bro. Kevin Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by seven children, four sons – Leroy Gann (Brenda), Michael Palmer, Phillip Palmer (Kathy) and Terry Gann (Gail); three daughters – Brenda Reese (Steve), Sandra Palmer (Karl) and Nancy Riddle (Larry Elrod, Jr.); twenty-six grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren; one brother – Bill Griffus and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eules Gann, two daughters, Shirley Patterson and Betty Barnett, two sons, Johnny Gann and Charles Gann, her parents, three grandchildren, Jason Pierce, Bridgett Barnett and Joseph Gann, one great-grandchild, Katlynn Palmer and a host of brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Jarrett Riddle, Casey Wigginton, Dawson Fralix, Hayden Wigginton, Briley Palmer, Chestin Kent and Luke Kent.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 24, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and she will lie in state Thursday, February 25, 1-3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

KAY GASSAWAY

GOLDEN, MS – Kay Gassaway, 58, died Monday, February 22, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Alabama to Claude William “Bill” and Betty Leathers Padgett. She worked as an office clerk for twenty years and was a member of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Wednesday, February 24, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Andy Barnett and Bro. Lloyd Minor officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by the father of her children – Randy Gassaway (Rose); two children – Megan Roberts (Staden) and Brady Gassaway; special nephew – Haden Deaton; four sisters – Terri Smith (Mark Wells), Janie Underwood), Peggy Downs (Scott) and Claudia Smith (Greg) and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a nephew, Jason Deaton, her grandmother, Dolly Leathers and her father-in-law, Jerry Gassaway.

Pallbearers will be Danny John Emerson, Benny Johnson, Dewayne Palmer, Harold Wayne Leathers, Gary Lindsey and Marc Raper.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Gassaway, Ralph Winchester, Scott Downs and Dale White.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DENNIS ARMSTRONG

VINA, AL – Dennis D. Armstrong, 71, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital.  He was a native of Franklin County and former owner of Armstrong Garage.  He attended James Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 23, 11 a.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Kenneth Bond and Bro. Jerry George officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of 50 ½ years, Neva Armstrong; three children - Gary Armstrong, Houston, TX, Bonita Armstrong, Nashville, TN and Benton Armstrong, Dennis, MS; three grandchildren – Mady Armstrong, Macee Armstrong and Mattox Armstrong; two siblings - Randall Armstrong (Christa), Littleville, AL and Leisa Johnson (Belton), Vina, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clinton and Una Mae Armstrong.

Pallbearers will be Stewart Strickland, Sam Strickland, Terry Strickland, Belton Johnson, Bart Johnson and Mark Massey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mattox Armstrong, Johnny Weatherford, Lee Page, Bill Brown, Carl Lewey, and Don Berry.

Visitation will be Monday, February 22, 6-9 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lions Club of Red Bay or donate seeds and/or bulbs to Neva for a wildflower garden.

LINDA BLANTON

RED BAY, AL – Linda Blanton, 80, went to her heavenly home on February 15, 2021. She was born, Linda Evon O’Rear, in Fulton, MS on December 31, 1940 to Novie O’Rear and Norma Adams O’Rear.  She married George Wrefford Blanton on August 16, 1957 and they were married 48 years when he passed away.  Their marriage was blessed with three sons.  Linda was a great cook and she enjoyed cooking the favorites for her family.  She especially enjoyed taking care of and spoiling her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening.  She raised chickens for many years but was primarily a homemaker.  She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols and Nelson Elrod officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Linda leaves behind her sons, Kenneth (Kathy), Mike (Sharyn), and Jeff (Janet); her grandchildren, Sommer Hamilton (Barron), April Lowery (Randy), Kyle Blanton (Haley), Kayla Blanton, Jonathon Barnette, Jacob Barnette (Gina), Juli Ann Barnette-Jones (Ryan), and Jana Barnette-Anderson (Dougie).  She was richly blessed with twenty-two great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers Dexter O’Rear (Jana) and Addis O’Rear (Joan) and sister Glinda Sue Elrod (Nelson).

She was preceded in death by her spouse, brothers, Lial, Lealon, Leburn, and Lionel O’Rear, and sisters Eva Lois O’Rear, LaRue Stanford, and Lila Ruth Holland and a grandson, Michael Blanton.

The pallbearers will be Brady Page, Jeff Burks, Kevin O’Rear, Pat Elrod, Dougie Anderson, and Ryan Jones.

Visitation will be on Sunday February 21st from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Vina, AL.

DENNIS ARMSTRONG

VINA, AL – Dennis Armstrong, 71, died Tuesday, February 16, at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. Service arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CHARLES GANN

GOLDEN, MS – Charles Edward Gann, 80, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at his residence.  He was born in Belgreen, AL and was a truck driver.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 14, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel Red Bay, AL with Rev. Kevin Palmer officiating.  Burial will be in Belgreen Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children-Tony Gann (Kim), Sandy Forshey (Matt) and Lonnie Gann; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; his mother Mae Gann; four brothers-Leroy Gann (Brenda), Terry Gann (Gail), Michael Palmer and Phillip Palmer (Kathy); three sisters-Brenda Reese (Steve), Sandra Palmer (Carl) and Nancy Riddle (Larry Elrod Jr.) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife-Glenda Gann; his father Eules Gann; his mother-Pearlie Gann; two sisters-Betty Barnett and Shirley Patterson and one brother-Johnny Gann.

Pallbearers will be Eric Forshey, Casey Freemon, Brandon Gann, Zack Gann, Chris Gann, Trey Gann and Michael Constant.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 14, 11-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JOEL GLEN BARKSDALE

RED BAY, AL – Joel Glen Barksdale, 66, died Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born in Franklin County, AL to Riley and Ida Lindsey Barksdale and was a Baptist.

Services will be Thursday, February 11, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Wayne Bumgart officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one sister – Marie Cole and two brothers – David Barksdale (Mary) and Lebern Barksdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Curtis and Bobby Barksdale.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

GENE BARKSDALE

RED BAY, AL – Elmer Gene Barksdale, 88, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Southern Magnolia, Golden, MS.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to William Arthur and Jessie Irene Ginn Barksdale.  He was one of the original owners of Barksdale Construction and Barksdale Gristmill.  He was retired from Tiffin Motor Homes.  He was a veteran of the US Army.

Graveside service will be Monday, February 8, 4 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery with Bro. Dallas Culver officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by four children-Terry Barksdale, Mike Barksdale (Tanya), Tim Barksdale and Vicki Burgett (Shawn); eight grandchildren-Brandy Horne (Chris), Kristie Fountain (Charlie), Beth Heigle, John Barksdale, Jessie Barksdale, MaRanda Maggerise (Richard), Landen Burgett (Anna) and Manly Barksdale; a host of great-grandchildren; three sisters-Marvalene Holland, Aline Bendall and Jessie Faye Holland; two brothers-Troy Barksdale and Bill Barksdale (Barbara); a sister-in-law-Marjorie Barksdale and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife-Helen Barksdale; his parents; one sister-Arvalene Barksdale and one brother-Edward Barksdale.

Pallbearers will be Landen Burgett, Richard Maggerise, John Barksdale and Manly Barksdale.

Visitation will be Monday, February 8, 3-4 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery.

JAMES MURL PENDERGRAPH

RED BAY, AL – James Murl Pendergraph, 52, went home to Jesus and his momma and daddy Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Red Bay, AL and was the first special needs student to graduate from Red Bay High School, where he received a standing ovation. He was voted Best All Around by the Senior Class of 1991. He loved competing in Special Olympics where he received many awards and was chosen to light the torch for the 1991 Special Olympics. He was voted to be Mr. Sarah Dinsmore at the Sarah Dinsmore Center in Red Bay. He was a true Alabama fan but was easily swayed when a pretty girl was around.  He loved country music, strumming the many guitars he’d been gifted over the years, and the annual family tradition of attending the Helen Keller Festival where he would wait in line to meet the musicians to laugh about joining them on their tour bus back to Nashville and take a photo to add to his vast collection He attended New Union Missionary Baptist Church and Cornerstone Church of God.

Services will be Sunday, February 7, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Jarod Massey and Brent Collum officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his sister – Dianne Pendegraph (Brandon); two nieces – Grace Pendegraph and Harlee Raper; three nephews – Chanler Raper (Nicole), Brock Raper (Laken) and Brett Raper; great-nieces – Ava and Audrey Raper; great-nephew – Baby Boy Raper; two aunts – Helen Hall and Inez Mims; two uncles – Johnny Graham and Leo Pendergraph; brother-in-law – Dennis Raper; special families- Shewbart family, Elliott family, Lindsey family and McKinney family; a host of cousins and very special friends who made his life special and two half-sisters – Melinda Pendegraph and Michelle Cain.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Wanda Graham Pendergraph, Jr. and a brother, Thomas Pendergraph.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Raper, Tracy Elliott, Brent Collum, Tra Elliott, Cody Tucker and Cody Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be Chanler Raper, Brock Raper and Grace Pendegraph.

Special thanks to his Dinsmore Center family, Peggy Vick and his many girlfriends that he loved through the years, even simultaneously!

Visitation will be Saturday, February 6, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JOYCE CUMMINGS

VINA, AL – Joyce Cummings, 70, died Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. She was born in the Burnout Community and worked at Piggly Wiggly, Red Bay, AL. She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church.

Services will be Thursday, February 4, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Mark Daniel and Bro. Daniel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-five and one-half years – Edward Cummings; two children – Rhonda Payne (Steven) and Greg Cummings (Cressoline); five grandchildren– Victoria Adams (Chris), Austin Scott, Megan Scott, Madison Payne and Taylor Payne; three great-grandchildren – Clayton Adams, Hayden Pinkerton and Kinlee Adams; one sister – Sue Raper (Gary); two brothers – Ricky Coats (Myra) and Bruce Coats (Patsy) and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Revis Vernon and Everlean Scott Coats and a daughter, Rita Cummings.

Pallbearers will be Chris Scott, Chase Mayhall, Dewayne Raper, Chase Coats, Zakary Coats and Christopher Adams.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

AGNES McKINNEY

VINA, AL. – Mary Agnes McKinney, 82, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Generations of Red Bay.  She was born in Red Bay, AL and worked as a seamstress at Blue Bell Manufacturing for thirty-two years. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Monday, February 1, 12:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Single Springs Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children- Debra Miller, Donna Bolton, Dewayne McKinney, Darryl McKinney; five grandchildren- LaShea Humphres (Jason), Sonya Miller, J.R. Miller (Amanda), Phoelica Raper (Eric) and Jessica Peden (Eddie Ray); seven great- grandchildren- Emma and Madelyn Humphres, Dillon and Devin Whitehead, Levi Raper, Kylie Peden and Parker Bolton;  one sister- Carolyn Medley (Roy) and one sister-in-law-Glenda Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kurt and Clemmie Rogers, husband, Roy Reid McKinney,  two brothers, Carlton and Tommy Rogers, one sister, Margaret Sanders and her husband, Clark; one grandson, Mark Bolton and a son-in-law, J.T. Miller.

Pallbearers will be Roy Medley, Harold McKinney, Tim Sanders and Randy Sanders.

Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

FRANKIE SMITH

Red Bay, Al. – Frankie Ray Smith, 72, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Henry County Medical Center, Paris, TN.  He was born in Alabama and was a Draftsman with TVA for 33 years. He was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL. He served in the U.S. Army and was Commander of American Legion Post 120, he also served on the Red Bay Water and Gas Board.

Services will be Sunday, January 31, 4 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Daniel Merritt, Bro. David Kelly, Bro. Gerald Collum officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay ,AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years – Linda Smith; two children- Melissa Holland (Ricky), Anthony Smith, 1- Sister- Brenda Scott (H.T.), 1- Brother- Larry Smith (Shelia), 2- Sisters-in law- Janette Boyd (Alan), Kathy Vinson (Glen) and a Host of nieces and nephews. .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tulon and Jessica Shotts Smith and a Brother- Bobby Smith.

Pallbearers will be Charles Inman, Joel Bolding, Brent Collum, Glen Elrod, Glen Vinson, Waymon Blacklidge.

GARY DUANE HESTER

RED BAY, AL – Gary Duane Hester, 56, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Savannah Health Care and Rehab Center in Savannah, TN. Private graveside services will be Friday, January 29, at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Bill Harper and Bro. Ralph Culp officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements. Gary was a lifelong fan of Alabama Crimson Tide Football and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife-Anita Hester; daughter-Mallory Gordon (John); one grandson-Justin Humphres; one step-granddaughter-Raegan Gordon; his father-Kelly Hester (Clara); two brothers-Mike Hester (Rhonda) and Josh Hester (Amanda) and nieces, nephews and numerous extended family.

He was preceded in death by his mother-Carol Messer Hester; an infant granddaughter-Kristyn Madelyn Gordon and his grandparents.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff of AHC Savannah located in Savannah, TN. Monetary donations in Gary’s memory can be sent to AHC Savannah, 1645 Florence Rd. Savannah, TN 38372.

WILLIAM NELSON MITCHELL

RED BAY, AL – William Nelson Mitchell, 54, died Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked at Cooper Tire, Tupelo, MS. He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, January 30, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Pamela Kay Mitchell; one son – Josh Mitchell (Hannah); one daughter – Jessica Swinney (Curtis); one grandson – Landon Swinney; one niece – Dannie Leigh Osborn and his mother – Mary Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Dexter Mitchell, a brother, Michael Mitchell, a sister, Nita Osborn and her husband, Danny, a niece, Tiffany Lynn Osborn and his grandparents.

Pallbearers will be Ben Guin, Kevin Scott, Trae Dill, Rocky Bishop, Anthony Malone, George Lindsey, Charles Mathis, Michael McGee and Lee Bishop.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 30, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LORENE TAYLOR THORN

VINA, AL – Lorene Taylor Thorn passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Red Bay Hospital. She was born November 18, 1936 in rural Colbert County to William Abner and Beulah Hester Taylor. She grew up in the Crooked Oak Community and at the age of sixteen, graduated from Deshler High School in Tuscumbia in 1953 as salutatorian. She then attended and graduated from Larimore Business College. In May, 1957, she married Ernest Thorn and moved to the Burnout Community in Franklin County.

Mrs. Thorn was an avid animal lover. She also enjoyed jigsaw and word puzzles and any and all types of sewing and needle work. She never sewed for the public, instead preferring to gift her work to others. The one exception to this was the time she spent doing hand sewing for Project Alabama in its early days. She was very proud to be part of a group of seamstresses who were photographed and interviewed in Vogue magazine for their work with Project Alabama. She was a member of the Burnout Homemakers club for over fifty years, as well as the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association.

Services will be held Saturday, January 30, at 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Jeremy Robinson and David Corum officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one daughter – Rhonda Crutchfield (Jeff) of Russellville; two granddaughters - Alicia Crutchfield of Madison and Amanda Watkins (Zachary) of Athens; one brother -Leroy Taylor (Janice) of Crooked Oak; one sister – Dotty Stuart (David) of Plattsmouth, NE; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Pallbearers will be members of the Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church, which she attended until she moved to Generations of Red Bay.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 30, 11 a.m. until service time at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL. The family asks that everyone wear a mask and that social distancing is practiced.

Sincere thanks to the staff of Generations of Red Bay for the care she received for the past three years.

CURTIS W. SWINNEY, JR.

HODGES, AL – Curtis W. Swinney, Jr., 78, died Monday, January 25, 2021 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. He was born in Franklin County, AL, was a farmer and delivered motor homes for Tiffin Motor Homes, Red Bay, AL. He was a member of Hodges Missionary Baptist Church and a volunteer with Hodges Fire and Rescue.

Services will be Thursday, January 28, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Marty Guidry officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty–six years – JoAnn Swinney; one son – Trampas Swinney (Patti); two grandchildren – Curtis Swinney (Jessica) and Evelyn Swinney; one great-grandson – Curtis Landon Swinney; one sister – Delora Jones; one sister-in-law – Diane Swinney and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Mary Swinney and two brothers, Tommy Swinney and David Swinney.

Pallbearers will be Hodges Fire and Rescue.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 28, 9-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARY EMERSON

RED BAY, AL – Mary Magdalene Emerson, 75, died Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Franklin County, AL and was a factory worker for fifty years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Saturday, January 23, 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries and Cody Watson officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children – Tammy Emerson (Don Humphries), Teresa Watson (Steven), Tony Emerson (Tonya) and Michael Emerson; seven grandchildren – Courtney Watson (Tyler Emerson), Jon Emerson, Jacob Pruitt, Cody Watson (Ashleigh), Hunter Emerson, Austin Emerson and Dalton Emerson and two great-grandchildren – Braxton Watson and Baby Watson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Emerson; her parents, John and Virda Griffus Brewer and a brother, Danny Brewer.

Pallbearers will be Jon Emerson, Steven Watson, Tyler Emerson and Hunter Emerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Watson, Austin Emerson, Jacob Pruitt, Dalton Emerson and Braxton Watson.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church.

HELEN GRACE JACKSON RAY

GOLDEN, MS – Helen Grace Jackson Ray, 82, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at her daughter’s residence. She was born in Itawamba County, MS and was a housewife. She was a member of Palestine Church of God.

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 23, 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Larry Evans and Bro. Ethan Ray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by five children – Nancy Stidham (Billy), Darrell Ray (Shelia), Dale Ray, Donald Gene Ray (Melissa) and Donny Ray (Lisa); seven grandchildren – Anthony Stidham (Elisabeth), Erick Stidham, Kevin Stidham (Brianna), Ethan Ray, Andrew Ray, Hank Ray and Emily Grace Ray; five great-grandchildren – Braylon, Garrett, Maria, Brooklyn and Kurt; one sister – Faye Toone, Trinity, AL and one brother – Ray Jackson (Louise) Red Bay, AL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Ray, a son, Donald Wayne Ray, a granddaughter-in-law, Kolby Stidham, her parents, Cliff and Vera Hardy Jackson, one brother, Richard Jackson and three sisters, Vertie Mae Harrison, Bernice Scoby and Louise Conwill.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers – Anthony Stidham, Erick Stidham, Kevin Stidham, Andrew Ray, Ethan Ray and Hank Ray.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 23, 1:30 – 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

BOB KNIGHT

VINA, AL – Bobby Gene “Bob” Knight, 88, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Florence, AL.  He was born in Vina, AL to Jessie B. and Nettie Kathryn Johnson Knight.  He was a member of Vina First Baptist Church.

Due to covid concerns, family graveside services will be held Monday, January 18, 1 p.m. at Pilot Hill Cemetery with Bro. Steve Ledbetter officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children-Randy Knight (Charlotte) and Reta Ledbetter (Steve); five grandchildren-Kaitlyn, Emily and Austin Knight and Kristen and Hannah Ledbetter; one sister-Carolyn Palmer and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife-Nell Knight, his parents; three brothers-Burt Knight, Bill Knight and Jessie Knight and two sisters-Pauline Turbyfill and Ann Humphres.

Pallbearers will be David Humphres, Jeff Palmer and Austin Knight.  Honorary pallbearers will be L.V. Russell, V.H. Emerson, Doug Gober, Raymond Gober and Jerry McKinney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Gideon’s, Franklin County West Camp, P.O. Box 1203, Red Bay, AL 35582.

JOHNNY A. BURKS

RED BAY, AL – Johnny A. Burks, 58, died Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Red Bay, AL and worked at Sunshine Homes and Dollar General as food manager.  He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Graveside services will be Sunday, January 17, 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Josh Payne and Bro. Edwin Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Jennifer Burks; two children – Brandi Burks (Dakota Fowler) and Jonathan Burks (Jean); three grandchildren – A.J. Smith, Justin Fowler and Madelyn Burks and three brothers – Bunt Burks (Kathy), Earsten Burks (Lottie) and Jerry Burks (Debbie).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ransom William and Corene Eloise Mitchell Burks, a grandson, Bentley Fowler and two brothers, Huzie Burks and Eartis Burks.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 17, 3:30 – 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery.

ELAINE MORRIS McCURLEY

RED BAY, AL – Elaine Morris McCurley, 80, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Itawamba County, MS and worked in garment manufacturing.

Services will be Friday, January 15, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jackie Hastings officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Gwen Hill (Charles) and Frankie Devall; five grandchildren – Amanda Johnson (Rusty), Josh Hill (Stephanie), Joel Hill (Cassi), Hunter Devall and Shelby Devall and eight great-grandchildren – Emma Johnson, Evan Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Charlie Johnson, Sarah Hill, Josiah Hill, Grayson Hill and Stella Franks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Terry McCurley and George Washington and Lema Johnson Morris.

Pallbearers will be Hunter Devall, Shelby Devall, Josh Hill, Joel Hill, Rusty Johnson and Charles Hill.

Visitation will be Friday, January 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DONALD WAYNE BARNES

TUPELO, MS – Donald Wayne Barnes, 72, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He had worked as a Trust Auditor and was a member of Monument Drive Baptist Church, Tupelo, MS.

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 16, 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by a nephew – Kevin Barnes and a granddaughter – Cera Barnes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Prince Ellis and Francis Taylor Barnes.

RAYMOND C. BROWN

GOLDEN, MS – Raymond C. Brown, 72, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Mississippi and was a logger.

Services will be Saturday, January 16, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Andy Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his girlfriend – Judy Hickman; two sisters – Peggy Ford and Olene Moore and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dossie Brown, three brothers, Roy, Billy Joe and Dawell Brown and one sister, Opal Brown.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Brown, Austin Bridges, Cliff Lawerence, James Prather, Tony Jackson and Dustin Kelton.

Visitation will be Friday, January 15, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TERRY GENE JOHNSON

GOLDEN, MS - Terry Gene Johnson, 58, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Red Bay, AL and worked at Behold Home in Smithville, MS. He attended Grace Community Church.

Services will be Sunday, January 10, 2:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church with Bro. Tony Darracott and Bro. Grant McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two daughters – Isabella Johnson and Gracie Johnson; his mother – Vernell Johnson; one sister – Glenda Darracott (Joe); one brother – Michael Johnson (Joyce); two nieces – Pam Wallace (Ashley) and Heather Mills (Duston); two nephews – Tony Darracott (Heather) and Chris Darracott (Jeanine) and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tulon Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Darracott, Bryson Wallace, Ashley Wallace and Beamus Harris, Jr.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 9, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie-in-state Sunday, January 10, at Grace Community Church, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

GRACE “GRANNY” PRUITT

GOLDEN, MS – Grace “Granny” Pruitt passed Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice at the age of ninety-six. She was born in Kemper County, MS and had worked as a seamstress. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church for the past forty-six years.

Graveside services will be Friday, January 1, 2 p.m. at Hodge Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Dean Warren officiating. Burial will be in Hodge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters – Glenda Thomas, Golden, MS and Debbie Johnson (Jimmy) Fulton, MS; one grandson – Donnie Johnson (Angela) Fulton, MS; three granddaughters – Sheila Wooten (Roger) Belmont, MS; Vikki Stanphill (Chris) Tremont, MS and Konny Lindsey (Jerry) Golden, MS; great-grandsons – Ethan Johnson, Stacey Steele (Anna), Jeffery Holt (Leah), Thomas Stanphill (Lacy) and Isaac Wooten (Tori); great-granddaughters – Magan Bostick (Nathan), Adrianna Sartain (Brady), Bailee Blakney (Hunter) and Marina Grace Stanphill; great-great-grandchildren - Austin, Amberly, Sam, Keegan, Dixie, Ellie, Jasper, Mila, Laila, Sophie, Evan and Matthew and one sister – Gladys Stewart (Red) Meridian, MS.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Flois Pruitt, her parents, J.T. and Onie Vaughn.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lindsey, Brady Sartain, Hunter Blakney, Chris Stanphill, Roger Wooten, Donnie Johnson and Ethan Johnson.

BOBBY NORRIS JOHNSON

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Bobby Norris Johnson, 84, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. He was born in Franklin County, AL and was retired from Reynolds Aluminum after thirty-two years. He was a member of James Chapel Baptist Church and a member of Belgreen Masonic Lodge.

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 2, 11 a.m. at Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, AL with Bro. Kenneth Bond and Frank Spires officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years – Georgia Johnson; three children – Ben Johnson (Amy), Vickie Pounders (Jimmy) and Amy Rickard (Jeff); eleven grandchildren– Katie Barnett (Colby), Shelby Johnson, GeorgeAnne Whitehead, Carly Whitehead, Dannon Whitehead, Alexander Bush, Tori Bendall (Colby), Wes Pounders (Heather), Daniel Thorne (Amy), Trenton Thorne (Paige) and Justin Thorne (Karli); fourteen great-grandchildren – Benjamin Barnett, Ivey Kate Barnett, Emma Grace Bendall, Madelyn Bendall, Jaxson Pounders, Sawyer Pounders, Clayton Thorne, Ethan Thorne, Abbey Thorne, Peyton Thorne, Isla Reese Thorne, Lane Thorne, Walker Thorne, and Willa Kate Thorne and one brother – Joe Johnson (Jean).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lance and Ora Johnson, one brother, Delano Johnson and his wife, Tallulah, one sister, Mary Ann Scruggs and a great-grandson, Tristan Thorne.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Thorne, Trenton Thorne, Justin Thorne, Wes Pounders, Colby Barnett and Colby Bendall. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene McCalmon and Dallas Bragwell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Deb Jones, 421 Hwy. 424, Russellville, AL 35653.

ANNA MARIE SPENCER LOCKETT

VINA, AL – Anna Marie Spencer Lockett, 66, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Alabama and was retired as a waitress.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

She is survived by four children – Jeannie Hendrix, Billy Wright, Maggie Albarran and Erik Albarran; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister – Angie Evans and one brother – Bob Covington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Nellie Trentham Spencer, two brothers, Johnny Spencer and Jimmy Spencer, two sisters, Mary Nell Darracott and Nellogean Plunkett and her step-father, Calip Barrett.

JIMMY E. WYLIE

GOLDEN, MS – Jimmy E. Wylie, 66, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Red Bay, AL and worked as a plant manager in furniture manufacturing. He was a member of Pineville Baptist Church.

Services will be Thursday, December 31, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Robert Wood officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery in Marion County, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his spouse – Jennifer Spencer; one son – Jeremy Blake Wylie Melson; three step-children – Rebecca Lawrence, Beth Williams and Jeremy Reid; nine grandchildren; one sister – Judy Wylie and a nephew – Mike Sartin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Porter and Essie Mae Wylie and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Wood, Rodney Lawrence, Harold Vinson, Gary Vinson and Jeremy Reid.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 30, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JERRY WAYNE HUMPHRES

RED BAY, AL – Jerry Wayne Humphres, 66, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born in Red Bay and had worked as a caregiver.

Funeral services will be Sunday, December 27, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his daughter-Sheena Borria; his grandchildren-Ashton and Penelope; his mother-Myrtle Humphres; brother-Roger Humphres and sister-Karen Sue Luras.

He was preceded in death by his father-Lecil Humphres.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 27, 1-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BRO. TIMOTHY DUANE HUMPHRES

RED BAY, AL – Brother Timothy D. Humphres, age 55, met his Savior on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. He was born on May 6, 1965 in Waukegan, IL. On January 24, 2010, at the age of 45, he accepted the Lord as his Savior. Shortly after, he became a pastor at Bethel Church of God, but he stepped down when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018. He attended Cornerstone Church of God in Red Bay, Alabama. He was a true man of God, loved and respected by the church and community, and everyone he met was going to hear about Jesus. He worked as a foreman at Wood Industries.

Services will be Saturday, December 26, 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Ben Young, Bro. Rick Bradley and Patrick Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Tammy Humphres; daughters – Brandy and Erica Humphres; his mother – Wilma Faye Humphres; a sister – Teiah Roberts and her family (husband Joe and children Adam, Brody and Cayden) and many other beloved family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, R.C. Humphres; his grandmother, Idell Baker and grandfather, Elbert Barker.

Pallbearers will be Mark Hardin, Brody Roberts, Terry Underwood, Ricky Hopkins, Jeff Wood and James Evetts.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 26, 12-2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God.

RICKY HOGAN

GOLDEN, MS – Richard Alton “Ricky” Hogan Jr., 50, died Friday, December 18, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Augusta, GA. and worked as a carpet installer for 35 years. He was a minister in Church of God.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 22, 1:30 p.m. at Belmont City Cemetery with Bro. Scotty Young officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife- Meredith Hogan; a daughter- Whitney Hutcheson and her husband, Corey; four sons- Shawn Hogan and his wife, Kaitlin, Corey Hogan and his wife, Katlyn, Alec Hogan and Matthew Hogan; four grandchildren- Aiden and Wyatt Hutcheson and Andrew and Evelyn Hogan; parents- Richard Hogan, Sr. and Annette Hogan; two brothers- Stacy Hogan (Jennifer) and Michael Hogan (Misty); one sister- Elizabeth Newman (Rusty); six nephews- Gabriel, Eli, Timothy, Tyler, Grady and Levi Hogan; three nieces- Hannah, Jessica and Zoe Hogan; father-in-law- Rex Leitner; mother-in-law- Suzanne Leitner and brother-in-law- Eric Leitner.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Hogan, Corey Hutcheson, Rusty Newman, Grady Newman, Gabriel Hogan, Eli Hogan.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 22, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CLIFFORD PAGE, SR.

GOLDEN, MS – Clifford Leon Page, Sr., 85, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Mississippi and was a factory worker for fifteen years.

Graveside services will be Sunday, December 20, 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery, Tishomingo, MS with Bro. Jackie Hastings officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are five children – Clifford Leon Page, Jr. (Nelda), Wanda Hastings, Patti Epps (Doug), Ronald Page and Randy Page (Sonya); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers – Jimmy Page and David Page and a sister-in-law, Myra Page.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Page, a son, Robert Page, his parents, Will and Jennie Page and a brother, Joe Page.

Pallbearers will be Tony Deaton, Bobby Page, Ronnie Eaton, Eric Smith and Stanley Page.

JOHNNIE MAE DEES COMI

RED BAY, AL – Johnnie Mae Dees Comi, 74, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. She was born in the Halltown Community, worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was retired from World Pet. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was of the Christian Faith.

Services will be Saturday , December 19, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Glen Bridgmon officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children – Richard Comi II (Yumi), Deborah Alford (Johnny Gilmore), Christine Mills (Teddy) and Anthony Comi (Amy); nine grandchildren – Corinthia Wilson (Zack), Cynthia Comi, Justin Comi (Shelby), Kadie Comi, Merissa Landingham (Steven), Jonathon Smith, Joseph Smith, Christian Smith and Kyleigh Smith; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers – Gary Dees (Delores) and Thomas Dees (Vicki); one sister – Jackie Dees Harris; one aunt – Bertha Mae “Tot” Faulkner; one uncle – Owen Burns and a brother-in-law – Ben Schade.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Delilah Burns Dees, a sister, Martha Dees Schade, two nephews, Joey Schade and Michael Dees and aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers will be Justin Comi, Jonathon Smith, Joseph Smith, Jordan McDonald, Zack Wilson and Greg Dees. Honorary pallbearer will be Anthony Patterson.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 19, 11-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CHARLES DEXTER “BABE” EZZELL

VINA, AL – Charles Dexter “Babe” Ezzell, 83, died Friday, December 11, 2020 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. He was born in Tishomingo County, MS to Floyd and Pearl Parrish Ezzell. He was retired from Champion International after thirty years. A retired farmer, he was President of Franklin County Farmer’s Federation for twenty-six years and was active in the Cattleman’s Association. He was a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Sunday, December 13, 3 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. Danny Stanford officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years – Shirley Thorn Ezzell; three children – Dexter Ezzell (Lisha), Susan Ezzell and Douglas Ezzell (Emily); four grandchildren – Dane Ezzell (Faith), Jade Alexander (Luke), Lauren Ezzell and Connor Ezzell; two great-grandchildren – Claira Beth Ezzell and Warner Dane Ezzell; three sisters – Ouida Bolton, Geneva Thomas and Lottie Thorn as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Preston Ezzell (Mary) and Kenneth Ezzell (Nell).

Pallbearers will be Dane Ezzell, Connor Ezzell, Luke Alexander, Dale Hester, “Sonny” Martin and Jimmy Murphree. Honorary pallbearers will be L.O. Bishop, Robert Thorn, David Tiffin, Ronald Burgett, Norman Thorn, Cleston Bolton and Donald Gober.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 13, 1-3 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

ROY HOUSTON BROWN

VINA, AL – Roy Houston Brown, 75, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus, MS. He was born in Moulton, AL and was a truck driver.

Services will be Saturday, December 12, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Andy Barnett officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children – Loretta Higginbottom (Robert Bradley), Alvin Brown (Bridget Bridges) and Michelle Brown; nine grandchildren – Anna, Michael D., Tristan, Austin, Michael “Mike” B., Jeanie, Matthew, Brad and Kayla; twelve great-grandchildren – Aiden, Elaine, Aubree, Kelly, Ryan, Madelyn, Alexis, Braxton, Bentley, Noah, Camine and Edward; one brother – Raymond Brown; two sisters – Olene Moore (James) and Peggy Ford (Jimmy) and mother of his children – Martha Parker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dosamay Letson Brown, two sons, Martin and Hubert Brown, a grandson, Kyle Parrish, one sister, Opal Brown and two brothers, Billy Joe Brown and Daule Brown.

Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JIMMY RAY

GOLDEN, MS – Jimmy Ray, 81, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born in Itawamba County, MS to Thomas Eugene and Ruble Lucille Grissom Ray. He worked as a meat cutter for Piggly Wiggly, Red Bay, AL for many years. He was a member of Palestine Church of God.

Graveside services will be Thursday, December 10, 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Marshall Green and Bro. Ethan Ray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years – Helen Ray; five children – Nancy Stidham (Billy), Darrell Ray (Shelia), Dale Ray, Donald Gene Ray (Melissa) and Donny Ray (Lisa); seven grandchildren – Anthony Stidham (Elisabeth), Erick Stidham, Kevin Stidham (Brianna), Ethan Ray, Andrew Ray, Hank Ray and Emily Grace Ray; five great-grandchildren – Braylon, Garrett, Maria, Brooklyn and Kurt; two brothers – Doug Ray (Becky) and David Ray (Debbie) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wayne Ray, his parents, a sister, Glenda Ledbetter, a brother, Tommy Ray and a granddaughter-in-law, Kolby Stidham.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers – Anthony Stidham, Erick Stidham, Kevin Stidham, Andrew Ray, Ethan Ray and Hank Ray.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ELOIS UNDERWOOD PAGE

RED BAY, AL – Elois Underwood Page, 83, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  She was born in Mississippi to Lois and Ethel Holcomb Underwood. She was a homemaker and member of Northside Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 8, 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Bro. Joshua Payne and Bro. Billy Turbyfill officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four sons-Roger Lee Page (Nena), Ronald Dale Page (Karen), Timothy Glen Page (Debbie) and Barry Wayne Page; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother-Eucellis Underwood and one sister-Lavell Mayfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Freeman Page and her parents.

Her grandsons, Zachary Lee Page, Ronald Shane Page, Barry Drew Page, Justin Dale Page and Austin Brandon Page will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 8, 12-12:45 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ILENE SIMS

RED BAY, AL – Ilene Sims, 80, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, AL to Willie and Letry Gann Sartin. She had worked at Fred Kings, Red Bay, AL and was a member of Red Bay Church of God.

Graveside services will be Friday, December 4, 3 p.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Gary Puckett and Bro. Billy Allen officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-four years - Ray Sims; one son – Stevie Sims (Barbara) and two grandchildren – Brady Sims and Sarah Sims.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, David Sims and a brother, Harvey Sartin.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Cooper, Jeff Pharr, Wayne Sims and Jimmie Adams.

GARRY LEE PARKER, SR.

RED BAY, AL –Garry Lee Parker, Sr., 70, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Alabama and had worked at Tiffin Motor Homes for ten years.  He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Graveside services will be Saturday, November 28, 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. Timothy Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Icy Creekmore Parker; one son – Lee Parker and wife, LaDonna; one daughter – Melissa Stanphill Thorn and husband, Timothy; one brother– Earnest Parker and wife, Sue; grandchildren – Blake Thorn, Heather Thorn, Payton Thorn and Annslee Parker; two great-grandchildren – Emma Grace Thorn and Greyson Thorn and lots of friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Nadine Parker.

Pallbearers will be Blake Thorn, Payton Thorn, Zack Creekmore, Danny Mitchell, Phillip Orrick and Larry Creekmore.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

PAULINE YIELDING PITT

GOLDEN, MS – Riley Pauline Yielding Pitt was born September 25, 1930, the tenth of eleven children born to John Riley and Mary Etta Watkins Yielding in Red Bay, AL. She died November 22, 2020 at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden, MS.

She grew up in the main Section House of ICC Railroad in Red Bay, Alabama. Pauline worked in retail sales in Red Bay at the Yellow Front Store and White’s Five and Dime. She married Otho Yarber and moved to Belmont and worked many years in a clothing store. Later she was Nanny to Michael, Diana, Sarah and Franklin Long in Florence, AL. Pauline was a member of Eastern Star for over fifty years. She enjoyed watching football and game shows and was an avid cruciverbalist (a person who solves crossword puzzles-she would surely know this).

There will be a private family service with Gary Smith and Jason Humphres officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four girls – Amita and Gary Smith of Russellville, AL, Penny and Tony Bennett of Tyler, TX, Paulette and Hub Humphres of Vina, AL and Cynthia and Gary Simpson of Georgetown, KY; five grandchildren – Nikki Tutich of Russellville, AL, John Cole of Tyler, TX, Paul Humphres and Jason Humphres of Vina, AL and Chrystal O’Dell of Georgetown, KY; eight great-grandchildren – Nicholas Tutich, Zachary Tutich, Laken Ivey, Morgan Humphres, Anna Belle Humphres, Emma Humphres, Madelyn Humphres and Lillian Grace O’Dell; three great-great-grandchildren– Pyper, Kaleigh and Hayden; two sisters-in-law – Jane Yielding and Geray Yielding and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Candace Cole Ludwig, by her parents and three brothers and seven sisters, John D. Yielding, Geneva Hellums, Edna Stepp, Lucille Gahagan, Mildred Purser, AC Yielding, Flotilla Dunaway, Grace Brand, Inez Lindsey and Roland Yielding.

Pallbearers will be Paul Humphres, Jason Humphres, Hub Humphres, Mike Tutich, Nickolas Tutich and Zachary Tutich.

RUBY NEWELL

RED BAY, AL – Ruby L. Newell, 79, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Southern Magnolia in Golden, MS.  She was born in Lawrenceburg, TN to Johnny and Eascie Robinson Taylor.  She was retired from banking and attended Pentecostal Faith Church.

Private graveside services will be held at Halltown Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangments.

She is survived by her husband-Travis Newell; four sisters-Avis Van Tilburg (William), Pat Taylor Campbell (Malcolm), Betty Quinn (Butch) and Brenda McRae (Terry) and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister-Clara Lindsey and one brother-L.Z. Taylor.

DOROTHY STOGNER

FLORENCE, AL – Dorothy Mae Stogner, 87, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at her son’s residence in Florence, AL. She was born in Alabama and was a homemaker.

Services will be Saturday, November 14, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by six children- Shannon Lewis, Fawn Stogner, James R Stogner, Dennis (Susie) Stogner, Denise (Jim) Buchli, Stan (Jessica) Stogner; three brothers, William (Nan) Humphries, Lee Humphries and Laymon (Barbara) Humphries; one sister- Doskie O. (John) Jackson; one sister-in-law Mary Humphries; Grandchildren- Brittany (Matt) Woods, Amber (Nathan) Schmidt, Carly Lewis, Sabrina (Jeff) Bernauer,  Micheal (Linda) Cardwell, Erica (Michael) Olloque, Sara Stogner, Ashley Stogner, April Stogner, David Stogner, Caitlin Stogner, Bethany Stogner, Ricky Bilbro, Ariel Scott, Gavin Dudley, Eli Dudley, Madison Dudley and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents -Thomas Humphries and Beadie Rollins Humphries, her brother- Waymon Humphries and her husband-James Stogner.

Her children will serve as pallbearers.

PATRICIA LOU KELLY

RED BAY, AL – Patricia Lou Kelly, 86, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Red Bay, AL to Alvie and Maude Griffus Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Matthew Haney officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Thomas H. Kelly, Jr. (Ronda) and Timothy Kelly (Fiancé Alexandra Wilhelm); four grandchildren – Trey Kelly, Ryan Kelly, Anna Shavers and Sarah Bailey and two great-grandchildren – Brelin Kelly and Christian Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hayes Kelly, Sr. and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Royce Miller, Bob Killingsworth, Kelly McCarley and Johnny Adams.

Visitation will be Friday, November 13, 5-7 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

W.D. HUMPHRES

VINA, AL - Reverend W.D. Humphres, 87, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 at home with family and loved ones by his side. He was born in Vina, Alabama to Dalton and Gladys Humphres.  He was member of the First Baptist Church of Red Bay.

Services will be Wednesday, November 11, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Bill Harper officiating and will be private, attended by the family only due to the pandemic. The family is asking everyone else who would want to attend to remain in their vehicles. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery and those that want to pay their final respects may go the graveside during burial, as there will not be a family receiving line. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-eight years – Faye Humphres;  two daughters- Victoria Dehart (Kerry) and Teresa Thornton (John); son-in-law -Donnie Jackson (Shirley); five grandchildren -  Derek Jackson (Jessica), Adam Lesley (Summer), Sarah Sibley (Tyler), Christopher McDaniel (Emily) and Elizabeth Cortez (Carlos); eight great- grandchildren - Anna Claire Jackson, Lilly Grace Lesley, Dawson Lesley, Zoey Halbert, Abigale and Conner McDaniel, Deborah Jane Sibley and Johnathan Dee McDaniel; brother - H.B. Humphres and sister -  Vula Fay Edwards.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Jackson, a grandson, Joshua Lesley, a brother, Trenton Lee Humphres and his parents.

Pallbearers will be Adam Lesley, Derek Jackson, Donnie Jackson, Tyler Sibley, John Thornton and Glen Vinson.

DESSIE DEES

RED BAY, AL – Dessie Dees, 92, died Saturday, November 7, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Hobson and Rose West Vick.  She was member of the Church of God of Red Bay for over 70 years.

Graveside services will be Monday, November 9, at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Bro. Marshall Green officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son-Homer Dees (Sally); two granddaughters-Deanna Holland and Donna Sparks; five great-grandchildren-Jonathan Sparks, Hayden Holland, Hogan Holland, Michael Sparks and Natalie Sparks; four great-grandchildren-Anna Headly, Callen Lunn, Charlee Sparks and Avery Sparks; four sisters; two brothers; special nephew and caregiver-David Elrod and caregivers-Dianne Cummings, Joyce Bates and Carolyn Palmer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayden Dees, her parents and four sisters.

Pallbearers will be Hayden Holland, Hogan Holland, Jonathan Sparks, Michael Sparks, Scott Lunn and Rick Gonzales.

Visitation will be Monday, November 9, 12-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

VERNELL T. WINCHESTER

RED BAY, AL – Vernell T. Winchester, 87, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born December 15, 1932 to Arvin Thorn and Carrie Moore Thorn. She had worked as a seamstress for forty years and was a member of Red Bay Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be Sunday, November 8, 1 p.m. at Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Scott Webster officiating.  Burial will be at Pleasant Site Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Peggy Powers, Arthur Winchester (Kathy) and Dexter Winchester (Vickie); five grandchildren – Susan Lewis (Kevin), Misti Hall (Robert), Kristin Ivy (Jason), Keri Newton (Jake) and Lee Winchester; one step-grandson – Michael Powers (Donna); nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother – Eugene Thorn (JoAnn) and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vinson Winchester; her parents; one brother, Joe Thorn and two sisters, Katie Coltart and Helen Presley.

Pallbearers will be Lee Winchester, Robert Hall, Matt McNatt, Cody Howard, Jason Ivy and Andy Thorn. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Thorn and Michael Powers.

JEAN HARDIN

RED BAY, AL – Jean Hardin, 86, died Sunday, November 1, 2020 at The Meadows, Fulton, MS. She was born December 14, 1933 in Itawamba County, MS to Garvin Davis and Lida Singleton Davis. She was a hairdresser and a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, November 3, 2 p.m. at Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Randy Hargett officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Alan Hardin (Anita) and Suzan Hardin Howard (Allen); five grandchildren – Nash Hardin (Cayla), Ashley Hardin, Charli Ellis (Allen), Emma Turbyfill (Jordan and Lexi Howard; seven great-grandchildren – Britley, Addie and Chloe Hardin, Sim Holley, Lida Beasley, Lucy Ellis and Brody Ellis and one sister – Hazel Thomas (Owen).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Hardin; a daughter, Debi Hardin; her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Alan Hardin, Nash Hardin, Joe Jackson, Allen Howard, Allen Ellis and Jordan Turbyfill.

HOLLIS PALMER

RED BAY, AL – Hollis Palmer, 76, died Saturday, October 24, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Itawamba County, MS to William “Will” and Zera Shotts Palmer.  He was a truck driver and member of Providence Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 28, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Terry Parrish officiating.  Burial will be in Shady Valley Cemetery, Tremont, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children-Ricky Wayne Palmer and Sonya Ivy (Brad); four grandchildren-Jonathan Williams, Nicole Rayburn (Tommy), Paige Thorne (Trenton) and Emily Palmer; special great-grandson-Caseyn Rayburn; five great-grandchildren-Peyton, Reese, Lane, Braxley and Sadie; three sisters-Nellie, Bertha and Jean.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife-Nina Jeanette Palmer and four brothers-Junior, Buddy, Jimmy and Robert.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 27, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

PAULINE ORRICK

WINTHROP HARBOR, IL – Pauline U. Orrick, 87, of Winthrop Harbor, IL passed away peacefully on October 23, 2020 at Kenosha Memorial Hospital in Kenosha, WI with her boys by her side.

Pauline was born on March 8, 1933 in Red Bay, Alabama to Dr. F.R. Underwood and Mattie Lou Underwood. Pauline grew up in Red Bay and married Billy M. Orrick of Vina, Alabama on October 5, 1952.  They settled in Lake County, Illinois and eventually moved to Winthrop Harbor where they raised their family.  Pauline obtained her Associate Degree at Kenosha Technical Institute.  Widowed in 1973, Pauline raised three teenage boys as a single parent.  Pauline worked for Abbott Laboratories for 26 years, retiring in 1996.  She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Zion and a faithful Christian.  After retirement, she was free to travel and pursue her passion for gardening.  Her yard was her pride and joy and the envy of many.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 30, at 12:00 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL.  Interment will follow the funeral service at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of local arrangements.

Pauline is survived by her children, Billy (Lisa) Orrick, Floyd (Sue) Orrick, both of Winthrop Harbor, and Don (Nora) Orrick, of Pleasant Prairie, WI; her 5 grandchildren, Joslin (Chris) Fiene, Brian (Allyson) Orrick, Richard (Jenn) Orrick, Jonathan Orrick, Amy (Edgar) Staren; and 7 great-grandchildren, Jake and Kaden Oatsvall, Aubrie and Elsa Orrick, Lydia Orrick, Edgar and Grace Staren; her loving twin sister, Irene (Roy) Bolton of Red Bay, AL; along with many other nieces and nephews; and her dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy M. Orrick Sr.; and her brother, John R. Underwood of Texas.

The family would like to thank Rolling Hills Place and Dr. Neil Shepler for the compassionate care Pauline received.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL.  A visitation will also be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JIMMY EARL MILLER, JR.

RED BAY, AL – Jimmy Earl Miller, Jr., 58, died Monday, October 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Chula Vista, CA and had worked at Wal-Mart.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 21, 11 a.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Ralph Culp and Bro. Matthew Fancher officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Melanie Miller; four children – Hannah, Zachary, Nathan and Emily Miller; one sister – Gwendolyn Miller; one brother – Kenneth Miller; parents– Jimmy Earl and Peggy Miller; several nieces and nephews and his father and mother-in-law, Terry and Gail Gann.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, W.C. and Florence Hastings and Edgar and Annie Miller.

EVELYN ENGLE

HODGES, AL – Evelyn Walker Engle, 60, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Waukegan, IL to Oscar Fred and Cherry Fay Wilson Walker.  She was a homemaker and member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 20, 2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL with Bro. Marty Guidry officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years-Clarence Engle; her daughter-Jessie Engle (Sam Guseman); two grandchildren-Lynleigh Faye Guseman and Jayson David Walker and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother-Henry Joey Walker.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 20, 1-2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL.

TOMMY O. FOWLER

ATOKA, TN – Tommy O’Neil Fowler, 69, died Friday, October 16, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Itawamba County, MS to Elvin Oneal and Arvilla Ann Scott Fowler.  He worked as a contractor.

Graveside services will be Sunday, October 18, 2:30 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery with Joe Madison and Tracey Gatlin officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his daughter-Tracey Gatlin (Chad); his son Patrick Fowler (Ashley); six grandchildren-Jordan Barnes (Cody), Natalie Duncan, Miles, Landon, Bailey and Audrey; six sisters-Barbara Mitchell, Sue Masters, Carolyn Duncan (Louis), Sandra Gallagher, Debbie Smith and Lisa Ross (Harry); three brothers-Joe Fowler (Ann), Danny Fowler (Susan) and Gary Fowler and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son-Gregory Scott Fowler; one sister-Joan Fowler and one brother-Kenny Fowler.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 18, 2-2:30 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery.

DWIGHT NICHOLS

SEVIERVILLE, TN – Dwight “Paw” Nichols, 75, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked at NTN Bower as a machinist for thirty-three years. Dwight was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Vina Church of Christ.

Services will be Saturday, October 17, 3 p.m. at Single Springs Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. John Oliver and Kenny Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Single Springs Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years – Betty “Maw” Nichols; four children – Shane Nichols (Michele), Tyrel Nichols (Deanna), Krisenda Barretta (Pete) and Teleia Stewart (James); grandchildren – Tyler “Tank” (Rachel), Shantell (BJ), Kaleb, Kolby, Casey, Logan (Destiny), Matt Matt (Hunter), Jamie (Sage), Savannah and Tanner; great-grandchildren– Sophia, Bentlee, Luca, Casen, Chloe, Nellee Jo and Laker; one sister – Judy Pearl Clemmons (Frank); brother-in-law – Ralph “RoRo” Duren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oran and Prue Nichols and a sister, Sarah Duren.

Pallbearers will be Tank Nichols, Kaleb Black, Kolby Black, Tanner Nichols, Keith Duren, Robert Timmons and Rodney Timmons.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 17, 2-3 p.m. at Single Springs Cemetery, Vina, AL.

EVELYN SWEENEY

GOLDEN, MS – Evelyn Bernice Sweeney, 81, died Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Erin, TN to Will and Mary Flick Finch and worked in the deli at Publix Supermarket for fifteen years.

Services will be Thursday, October 15, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Donnie Riley and Franklin Sweeney officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Garden, Dennis, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters – Mary Evelyn Sweeney Diehl (Robert Alan) and Martha Diane Diehl (Daryl R.); two sons -Bernice Holmes Sweeney III (Lisa) and  Franklin Daune Sweeney (Jacqueline); two sons/grandsons – William Junior Sweeney and Bernice Holmes Sweeney (Stacy); nine grandchildren – Michael Alexander Harland (Selina), Trudy Melissa Liadacker (Josh), Robert Alan Diehl, Jr., Daryl Richard Diehl, Jr. (Renee), April Pounders, Shondra Gail Sweeney, Nikki Kennedy (Kevin), Lynne Carranza (Anthony) and Tonya Alonso; great-grandchildren – Savannah, Benjamin, Clayton, Devin, Bryan, Molly, Richard, Emilee, Gracie, Sara, Zachary, Jacob, Randy, Mackenzie, Ariana, Anthony, Jr., Michael Angel, Sophia, Joshua, Aaron, Noah, Melissa and Clarissa and one sister, Irene Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernice Holmes Sweeney, II and a grandson, Michael Brian Clement.

Pallbearers will be Benny Sweeney, William Sweeney, Bernie Sweeney, Michael Harland, Daryl Diehl, Franklin Sweeney and John Brown.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ROBERT WAYNE McKELROY

SHEFFIELD, AL – Robert Wayne McKelroy, 70, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Bruce, MS and had worked as a junior high coach. He was a member of Family Worship Center.

Services will be Sunday, October 11, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Hester officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Faye McKelroy; two children – Carla Belue (Rodney) and Brian McKelroy; three grandchildren – Dylan McKelroy, Allyson Elliott and McKenna McKelroy; one sister – Lynn Dobbs (Jim) and two brothers – Charles McKelroy (Margaret) and Rodney McKelroy (Tammi).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Louise McCormick McKelroy.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Belue, Anthony Williams, Micah Jackson and Chris Berry.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 11, 3-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SANDRA DEMPSEY BEASLEY

RED BAY, AL – Sandra June Dempsey Beasley, 77, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at her residence. She was born March 6, 1943 to Mr. John Thomas and Mrs. Opal Lemay Dempsey in Russellville, AL. Sandra graduated from Belgreen High School in 1961. Married right after graduation to Joseph Wheeler Beasley, Jr., they recently celebrated fifty-nine years of marriage. Together, the Beasleys were long-time members of First United Methodist Church in Red Bay, AL.

There will be a private family service with Bro. Mitch Nethery officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her loving husband, Joe Beasley, Jr.; daughters – Angela Boyd (Sonny), Melissa Beasley and Cynthia Beasley; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and her life-long friend – Joyce Ezzell Davis. Sandra had many close cousins and sweet loving friends, too many to mention.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Kevin Thomas Beasley and her brother, John Douglas Dempsey.

Pallbearers will be Alex Beasley, Cody Dill, Chase White, Bradley Lindsey, Brandon Long, Greg Beasley and Brett White.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any donations made in memory of Mrs. Beasley to be made to the First United Methodist Church, Red Bay, AL.

KENNETH FARRIS

GOLDEN, MS – Kenneth Farris, 85, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Itawamba County, MS to Nolan and Arvilla Stockton Farris. He was retired from Sunshine Mills after thirty-four years. He attended Antioch Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, October 10, 2 p.m.at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Dean Warren officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years – Ora Nell Farris; three children – Tommy Farris (Barbara), Angela Richardson (Chris) and Brenda Richardson; seven grandchildren– Tony Posey (Sarah), Danielle Birdge (Robert), Lee Farris (Lindsey), Gretta Richardson, Meagan Richardson, Andrew Richardson (Kyla) and Anna Grace Richardson; six great-grandchildren – Ginavee Posey, Katelyn, Jasper and Aubrey Birdge and Owen and Austin Farris; three sisters – Marie Franks, Lorene Pierce (Bill) and Mary Ellen Rice (Thomas); one brother – Rabon Farris and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Brandon Ray Farris, a brother, Kermit Farris; a sister, Earline Jackson and a brother-in-law, Tulon Franks.

Pallbearers will be Lee Farris, Andrew Richardson, Tony Posey and Bobby Mullins.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 10, 1-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAMES H. "JIM" BRYSON

GOLDEN, MS – James H. “Jim” Bryson, 72, died Monday, October 5, 2020 at Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Mississippi and had worked as a hardware salesman for over thirty years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in Vietnam.

There will be no funeral services. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

He is survived by his wife – Lucille Bryson; one sister – Polly Garnet; step-children – David Grimes (Tonia) and Dana Grimes (Ros Barker); step-grandchildren - Brady Grimes (Holley), Kara Grimes (Fiancé Kevin McClaran), Devin Nichols and Hayden Nichols and special friend – Mike Parker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Carmen Coggins Bryson and a sister, Mary Helen Cox.

DELLA P. EMERSON

VINA, AL – Della P. Emerson, 73, died Sunday, October 4, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Dock and Charlie Kelton Pearson. She had worked as a supervisor at Lance Garment for twenty years and was a member of Shottsville Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 7, 2 p.m. at Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating.  Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Wayne Emerson, Vina, AL; five sisters – Jetty Jackson, Janie Robinson, Betty Brown, Hilda Tanner and Eunelda Parrish (Tom); one brother – Frank Pearson (Joan) and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charlie Pearson.

Pallbearers will be Teresa Horton, Eunelda Parrish, Richard Pearson, Frank Pearson, Hilda Tanner, Daniel Tanner and Davin Tanner.

GLADYS PARKER

RED BAY, AL – Gladys Moore Parker, 70, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  She was born in Tishomingo County, MS to Paul and Willard Faye Crane Moore who preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Red Bay Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 6, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with David Conley and Mike Miller officiating.  Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband-Joe Dale Parker; three children-Michelle Raper, Melissa Swindle (Dale) and Michael Boyd (Alison); step-daughter-Stacey Parker; nine grandchildren-Casey Swindle, Haley Holloway (Jacob), Harlee Raper, Brett Raper, Bailey Boyd, Megan Parker, Brayden Parker, Chandler Raper and Brock Raper; one great-granddaughter-Louisa Grace Holloway; one sister-Brenda Miller (Hoyt) and two brothers-Jerry Moore (Pat) and Johnny Moore (Teresa).

Pallbearers will be Dale Swindle, Dennis Raper, John Moore, Scottie Moore, Ricky Johnson and Mike Miller.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 6, 12-2 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TRAVIS BERLIN

BRANDON, MS – Travis Merl Berlin, 88, died Friday, October 2, 2020 at his residence. Travis was born and raised in Red Bay and graduated from Red Bay High School.  He married Norma J. Burton and joined the Air Force and ventured the world till he settled in Ocean Springs, MS. He then moved to Brandon, MS with his son.

Graveside services will be Monday, October 5, 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bradley Long officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children-Michael Berlin and wife, Emma R. Berlin and his beloved dog, Mimi, Phillip R. Berlin and wife, Devlyn D. Young and Beverly G. Cook and husband, Edwin T. Cook; his grandchildren-Stephen K. Berlin, Cody N. Berlin, Randi J. Ward, Tabitha J. Berlin, Shadow E. Hudson, Angelique L. Underhill, Elizabeth E. Parrish and Nathan D. Cook; eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents-Turner M. and Liza J. Berlin and one sister-Mary J. Burks and his grandson-Lane C. Combs.

Pallbearers will be Michael Berlin, Randy Berlin, Aiden Berlin, Zachary Morrison, Tim Seibert and Stephen Berlin

Visitation will be Monday, October 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JERRY O. BULLEN

RED BAY, AL – Jerry O. Bullen, 74, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Red Bay, AL and had worked as a machine mechanic at Abbott Laboratories. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

There will be no funeral services. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

He is survived by his wife of forty-five years – Linda Bullen; one daughter – Melissa Ann Bullen; two grandsons – Isaiah and Dylan Bullen and one sister – Donna Dulaney (Eddie).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Millie Bullen and two brothers, Larry Bullen and Eddie Bullen.

CORA ANN WINCHESTER DURHAM

ANNISTON, AL – Cora Ann Winchester Durham, 87, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Anniston, AL. She was born March 22, 1933 near Pleasant Site in Franklin County to Joseph Fred Winchester and Vivian Carter Winchester. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Saks, Anniston, AL, where she actively participated in the Golden Jewels Senior Group and her Sunday School class. She was a member of Pleasant Site Church of Christ when she lived in the Pleasant Site Community. Cora Ann was an avid seamstress who pieced and quilted many quilts which she gave away to family and friends.

Graveside services will be Saturday, September 12, 11 a.m. at Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Dr. Todd Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Family left to cherish her memory are a daughter – Polly Crow (Douglas); son - Steven Durham; grandchildren – Jason Crow (Jessica), Shannon Durham (Jasmine), Zachary Crow (Ashley) and Dustin Durham (Natasha); seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law – Mary W. Craig and Charlotte Winchester, nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lillie Mae Durham and her husband, Herbert, two brothers, James and John Winchester and a niece, Laura Winchester.

Pallbearers will be Douglas, Jason, Zachary and Jackson Crow, Brandon King and Tifford Bordon.

She diligently donated school supplies every year to help elementary students. In her honor, donate supplies to the class of your choice.

GUY RAY SMITH

RED BAY, AL –Guy Ray “Jabo” Smith, 67, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Tishomingo Manor, Iuka, MS. He was born in Alabama and was a Baptist.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 28, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bobby James and Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Phil Campbell, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Candy Shane Oswalt; one grandson – Christan Oswalt; one brother – Mike Smith (Rita) and three sisters – Louise Brown (Tony), Dianne Bennett (Gary) and Dorothy Orrick (Donnie).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Smith and Myrl Horton; one brother, Johnny Smith, Jr. and one sister, Betty Smith.

Pallbearers will be Gary Bennett, Tony Brown, Dale Grabitt and Donnie Orrick.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 27, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAY WAYNE BOLTON

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Jay Wayne Bolton was born on November 15, 1971 at Red Bay Hospital. Jay died on August 23, 2020 at Helen Keller Hospital. He went to school at Vina High School, Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals, AL, UNA and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Jay loved his family, the farm, all kinds of movies and comic books. He loved going to the Comic Book Conventions with his friends and his daughter, Bree. He loved to cook and experiment with spices. He also watched many shows on television. He would always help his mother cook Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, steaks, and other times she would call him to come eat with them. He enjoyed being with his friends and just hanging out and having fun. He had been working on building a pond for the farm which he enjoyed so much. He was very excited about stocking it with fish and building a pier for fishing. The pond will be named “Jay’s Pond” in his memory. He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church since he was a young child. He was a simple person and stayed home most of the time. He was a good person and a wonderful, caring and loving, son, father, brother, uncle and friend.

Jay will be cremated at his request and there will be no funeral but there will be a private memorial of his immediate family at a future date. This is what he always wanted. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

Jay is survived by his parents – Wayne and Jerline Bolton of Red Bay, AL; three daughters – Brianna Leigh Bolton, Tuscaloosa, AL and Katelyn Brooke Bolton and Darby Shea Bolton, both of Sylacauga, AL; sister – Angela Jo Bolton, Red Bay, AL and one nephew – Johnathon Wayne Bolton, Red Bay, AL.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marlie and Lora Bolton of Red Bay, AL and George and Mary Winstead of Belgreen, AL.

The family wishes to thank everyone for your prayers, messages and friendship and to the nurses at the IDU at Helen Keller. It will never be forgotten.

DANNY DAVIS

TUSCUMBIA, AL – Danny Eugene Davis, 67, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at Helen Keller Hospital.  He was born in Tupelo, MS to Edward Eugene and Clytra Spearman Davis.  He was employed at Tiffin Motor Homes.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay and attended Faith Church in Florence, AL.

Graveside services will be Monday, August 24, 11 a.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery with Bro. Dallas Culver officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by four children-Mitch Davis (Marie), Bart Davis, Kelli Davis Thrasher (Brendan) and Drew Davis; four grandchildren-Gracie Davis, Kelsey Davis, Kruze Thrasher and Kooper Thrasher; three step-grandchildren-Jade Walker Fabian, Dylan Thrasher and Brycen Thrasher and one brother-Brooks Davis (Lisa).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Barry Page, Ronald Bolding, Jason Humphres, Horace Stepp and Tim Burton.

Visitation will be Monday, August 24, 9:30-10:30 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TOMMIE JEAN FOWLER

RED BAY, AL – Tommie Jean Fowler, 78, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Franklin County, AL and was retired from Blue Bell. She was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Graveside services will be Sunday, August 23, 3:30 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Daniel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years – John Horace Fowler; three children– Carl Fowler (Karen), Craig Fowler and Larissa Miller (Rick); step-son - Tim Fowler (Lynda); six grandchildren – Katie Hess (Marshall), Jessica Fowler, Brock Miller, Brett Miller, Logan Fowler and Kara Miller; one great-grandchild – Hank Hess and one sister-in-law – Edith Taylor.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, LaShea Fowler, her parents, Chester Andrew and Reba McKinney Taylor and a brother, Vernon Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Rick Miller, Brock Miller, Brett Miller and Logan Fowler. Honorary pallbearer will be Marshall Hess.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 23, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Sanctuary Hospice or New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

BOBBY W. BARKSDALE

RED BAY, AL – Bobby W. Barksdale, 68, died Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked at Tiffin Motor Homes, Red Bay, AL.

Graveside services will be Friday, August 21, 2 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Adam Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years – Gale Barksdale, Red Bay, AL; two children – Chris Barksdale and Steven Barksdale (Marsha); eight grandchildren – Jordan Barksdale (Paige), Keith Seal (Christina), Kayla Fowler (Brandon), Tyler Harris (Chainy Flanagan), Estell Barksdale, Donald Barksdale, Sam Messer and Doug Messer; eight great-grandchildren; one sister – Marie Cole; three brothers – David Barksdale (Mary), Joel Barksdale and Lebern Barksdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley and Ida Lindsey Barksdale; brother, Curt Barksdale and daughter-in-law – Gracie Barksdale.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Barksdale, Tyler Harris, Donald Barksdale, Brandon Fowler, Doug Messer and Sam Messer.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 20, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HELEN JANE MICHAEL

RED BAY, AL – Helen Jane Michael, 79, died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Red Bay, AL and was retired from Sunshine Mills.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 11, 4 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by five children – Steve D. Garrison, Jeffery Garrison, Sherry Williams (Mark), Shelia Lofton and Deborah Wooten (Steven); fifteen grandchildren – Donnie Sides, Brent Sides, Jeffery Garrison, Tasheena Gates, Stephanie Johnson, Keesha Adams, Laura Thorn, Amber White, Keitha Hallmark, Brad Smith, Austin Smith, Jessica Hubble, Gregory Williams, Dakota Wooten and Shiann Wooten; twenty-five great-grandchildren and one brother – Dan Hamm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Michael, a daughter, Debra Kay Garrison, her parents, Alvis Orbin “Mack” and Minnie Marveline Mitchell Hamm; a brother, Roy Hamm and a sister, Rita Hisaw.

Pallbearers will be Brad Smith, Austin Smith, Jason Mitchell, Donnie Sides and Bruce Stewart.

LEE BURDEN OSBORN

DENNIS, MS – Lee Burden Osborn, 67, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Vina, AL. He attended Samford University School of Law and practiced law for over twenty years.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

He is survived by his son - Jonathan Lee Osborn (Tamra); a grandson – Nathan Ridge Osborn and step-children – Casey Pardue and LeeAnn Hicks Adams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Melinda Jan Osborn and his parents, Oscar Lee and Laura Burden Osborn.

PAUL LESLIE TAYLOR

LIBERTY, MS - Paul Leslie Taylor, 81, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2020 at his residence in Amite County, Mississippi. Born in Itawamba County in 1938 to Dewey Lexter and Edna Edge Taylor, he was the fifth oldest child and the oldest surviving son.

Paul graduated from Fairview High School and Itawamba Junior College before it was IJC. Paul became an engineer working in the garment industry with Blue Bell/Lady Wrangler, Inc., where he met his wife of forty-eight years, Eula Lindsey. Paul and Eula had a strong faith in Christ, a strong work ethic and a love for travel. They both had very generous hearts and raised their children to rise to these same standards. Paul loved his family and gardening and wanted everyone to grow at least some of their own food. Although he had a serious heart condition that he managed with diet, exercise and medication, he practiced what he preached and The Good Lord blessed him with enough health to raise a garden up until he was called home. Nothing made him happier than digging in the dirt and sharing the fruits of his labors with family and friends.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 4, 10 a.m. at Sandy Springs Cemetery, Fulton, MS with Bill Waddle and Mike Deaton officiating. He will be laid to rest next to Eula in Sandy Springs Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi. They have finally been reunited with each other and their Lord. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Left behind to cherish his memory are two children – Dawn Taylor and Paul Taylor (Jean); three grandchildren – Bobbie, Avery and Jehu; siblings – Edath McDowell, Nadine Waddle (William), Leland Taylor (Betty), Troyce Taylor (Lavelle), Betty Jean Lindsey (Leamon) and Cathy McAllister, along with nieces and nephews too numerous to name.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2006, his parents, an older brother, Elvin Lexter and older sister, Lavern Pharr.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Mississippi.

Visitation will be Monday, August 3, 5-7 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DAVID PAUL THORN

RED BAY, AL – David Paul Thorn, 66, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home in Birmingham, AL. He was born in Russellville, AL and was a graduate of Red Bay High School. He was a sales manager and agent for Liberty National Insurance Co. and was a member of Dominion Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL.

A private family service will be held with Bro. Bobby Amos officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Ann Thorn; three children – Valarie Burton (Barry) Birmingham, AL, Beth Eubanks (Johnny) and Jonathan Thorn (Jessy) all of Tuscaloosa, AL; six grandchildren; three brothers – Ronald Thorn (Karen) and Donald Thorn (Dawn), both of Red Bay, AL and Mike Thorn, Columbus, MS and one sister – Shewana Ashe (Jeff) Pontotoc, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Margie Thorn.

GAIL WILES

RED BAY, AL – Gail Lynne Wiles, 65, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Norfolk, VA and raised in Detroit.  She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI.

A private family service will be held.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

She is survived by six children-Shannon Wiles, Timothy Selepak, Patrick Selepak, Amy Jarman, Nicole Wilkins and Samantha Southers; nine grandchildren-Robert Wiles, Jeremy Wiles, Matthew Wilkins, Christopher Wilkins, Haylie Wilkins, Benjamin Wilkins, Emma Jarman, Robert Jarman III and Holden Saint Grey; one great grandchild-Daemon Wiles; one sister-Mary Wright and her cousin-Kathy Bogucki.

She was preceded in death by her father-Wellington Wiles, her mother-Marlene Damoth Kreger; her step-father-Larry Kreger; step-mother-Hazel Timmons and three sisters-Judy Thompson, Shirley Wiles and Jeanette Powell.

CEPHUS NOBLE, JR.

VINA, AL – Cephus “Junior” Noble, Jr., 78, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Kentucky to Cephus and Ida Turner Noble, Sr. He was retired as a D.C. police officer after twenty years and was a member of Fraternal Order of Police.  He served in the U.S Marines for four years. He is now reunited with his wife of fifty-two years, Mary Ann, who was the love of his life.

 

Graveside services will be Sunday, July 26, 2 p.m. at Baggett Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Jerry Edgil officiating. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by two sons – Cephus Noble III (Cheryl) and Joseph Noble; six grandchildren – Ashley Marie Noble, Joseph Scott Noble, Jr., Michele Anne Noble, Cephus Noble IV (Rebecca), Michael Ryan Noble and Chaney Semola; one sister – Jacqueline Noble Davidson (Bud) and three great-grandchildren – DaKotah Noble, Jesiah Noble and Cullen Noble.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, Cephus and Ida Turner Noble, Sr., two brothers, Joe Noble and James Noble and a sister, Betty Ann Bailey.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 25, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HOWARD JOHNSTON

RED BAY, AL – Howard Johnston, 79, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL to Thomas Husie “T.H.” and Lonnie Humphries Johnston. He was a farmer and a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 21, 10 a.m. at Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Billy Myrick and Bro. Greg Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years – Virginia Johnston, Red Bay, AL; four children– Benny Johnston (Karen), Red Bay, AL, Rita Pounds (Andy) Golden, MS, Kristie Thorn (Greg) and Lynn Quinn (Neal) Red Bay, AL; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; three sisters – Marie LeMay, Russellville, AL, Averine Ledbetter and Sue Davis, both of Red Bay, AL and one brother – Billy Johnston (Jane) Red Bay, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Belton Johnston and Thurman Johnston and two sisters, Lorene Hardin and Edith Ledbetter.

Pallbearers will be Austin Thorn, Nick Thorn, Luke Pounds, Blake Northington, Colby Cook, Danny Johnston, Chad Quinn and Hugh Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Morphis and Dylan Cornelius.

BILLY EMERSON

RED BAY, AL – Billy Ray Emerson, 81, died Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Winfield Hospital in Winfield, AL.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to Henderson and Dove Lou Hardin Emerson.  He worked at Sunshine Mills for many years and was a member of the Burleson Masonic Lodge #143.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 21, 3:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries and Cody Watson officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife Mary Emerson of Red Bay; four children-Tammy Emerson (Don Humphries), Teresa Watson (Steven), Tony Emerson (Tonya) and Michael Emerson; seven grandchildren-Courtney Watson (Tyler Emerson), Jon Emerson, Jacob Pruitt, Cody Watson (Ashley), Hunter Emerson, Austin Emerson and Dalton  Emerson; one great-grandson-Braxton Watson; two brothers-Robert Emerson and Mack Emerson (Kathleen); one sister-Mildred Burleson (Ricky) and a sister-in-law-Gidget Emerson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister-Helen Cole; one brother-Steve Emerson and a sister-in-law-Alice Emerson.

Pallbearers will be Cody Watson, Jon Emerson, Hunter Emerson, Tyler Emerson and Steven Watson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Pruitt, Austin Emerson, Dalton Emerson and Braxton Watson.

A walk-through visitation will be Monday, July 20, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LARRY STANLEY WILLIAMS, SR.

WINFIELD, AL – Larry Stanley Williams, Sr., 69, died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Diversicare of Winfield. He was born in Red Bay, AL, worked as a welder and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 17, 10 a.m. at Macedonia Cemetery, Russellville, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two sons and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lurtis Williams and Rosa Vernell Williams Rider and two brothers, Donald Wayne Williams and Donnie Dale Williams, Sr.

EARL ERVIN PADEN

RED BAY, AL – Earl Ervin Paden, 97, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Tishomingo County, MS and married Demple Kent December 26, 1942. He joined the Navy and moved up north later. They moved to Arkansas in the mid forties and raised two daughters there. He was manager for Howell Lumber Co. in Wasbash, AR where he farmed 3500 acres for twenty-five years. He was a member of American Legion in Elaine, AR. They moved back to Alabama, where they celebrated their seventy-fourth anniversary. He retired from Heil Fabrication Dept. in 1988. He and Demple had a huge garden every year and loved working it and canning. His biggest enjoyment was spending time with his brothers, Floyd and Charles.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one daughter – Joan Ray (Joe) Skiatook, OK; four grandchildren – Jeff Middleton (Debbie) Hollywood, FL, Bryan Ray (Wendy) Clarksdale, MS, Shane Ray, Catoosa, OK and Monica Ray Grein (Peter) Tonkawa, OK; two brothers – Floyd Paden (Jean) and Charles Paden (Becky); ten great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Demple Kent Paden, a daughter, Martha Paden, his parents, Charlie and Minnie Searcy Paden, three brothers, Cecil, Grady and Kenneth Paden, two sisters, Reba Swindle and Sybil Haber and one great-great-grandson, Ryker Ray.

Pallbearers will be Joe Ray, Bryan Ray, Shane Ray, Jeff Middleton, Floyd Paden and Charles Paden.

Visitation will be Friday, July 10, 10-10:30 a.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS.

SHERRY ANN FISHER

RED BAY, AL – Sherry Ann Fisher, 49, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Port Charlotte, FL and had worked at Golden Manufacturing, Golden, MS.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 10, 3 p.m. at Single Springs Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Single Springs Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three daughters – Ashley Fisher, Casandra Spencer and Lacie Spencer; one grandchild – Elena Roseberry; her mother – Shelley Fisher; three sisters – Nicole McKinney (Joel), Shilo Pardue and Kendra Chadwick; one brother – Richard H. Fisher and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard A. Fisher.

Pallbearers will be Josh McKinney, Joel McKinney, Tyler Pardue, Tony Roseberry, Cody Watson and Jamie Colburn.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 9, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

EDDIE JOSEPH BLUNT

RED BAY, AL – Eddie Joseph Blunt, 61, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Red Bay, AL, was a factory worker for forty years and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Robbie Crane officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-four years – Rita Sheryl Blunt; two sons – Brandon Blunt (Chana) and Tony Rogers (Tiffany); two daughters – Tonya Dillard (Michael) and Laura Rogers; five grandchildren – MaKenna Gober, Jadi Rogers, Cayden Rogers, Aleigha Stidham and Braylie Stidham; three brothers – James Franklin Blunt (Thelma) and Danny Ray Blunt, both of Tishomingo, MS and Ronald Keith Blunt (Susie) Adel, GA and three sisters – Carolyn Sammons (Alvis), Tishomingo, MS, Hazel Walters (Bruce) Orlando, FL and Sarah Ferrell (Harold) Smyrna, TN.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lois and Herman Blunt, a brother, Tommy Oscar Blunt and two sisters, Rebecca Francis Blunt and Martha Blunt.

Pallbearers will be Tony Rogers, Brandon Blunt, Mikey Mauldin, Michael Dillard, Don Spencer and Wayne Enlow.

Visitation will be Friday, July 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SHIRLEY PETREE

RED BAY, AL – Shirley Petree, 76, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Belmont, MS. She was born in Alabama and was a homemaker.

There will be a private family service with Bro. Jerry George and Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children – Yuanna Seawright (Bruce), Tony Collum, Sonya Page (Randy) and Wendy Lynch (Brian); seven grandchildren – Harlee Henry (Matt), Adron Seawright, Seth Page, BreAnna Lynch, Lexi Collum, Brady Collum and Andon Collum; two great-grandchildren – Mattox Henry and Axton Osbirn (unborn); one brother – Jerry Gober; one sister – Charlene Oliver and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Collum, her second husband, Orville Petree and her parents, Charles and Ardie Dell Coats Gober.

Pallbearers will be Tim Oliver, Randy Page, Brian Lynch, Jeff Gober, Colby McGough and Matt Henry.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Visitation will be Friday, July 3, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HASKIEL "HACK" MASSEY

RED BAY, AL – Flavius Haskiel “Hack” Massey, 83, died Friday, June 26, 2020 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked as a guard at Sunshine Homes, Red Bay, AL. He was a member of Hurricane Creek Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 27, 3:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one sister – Imogean Mitchell, Red Bay, AL; three nieces – Kim Lindsey, Patty Robbins and Joyce Orrick; six nephews – Randy Massey, Jackie Massey, Tommy Massey, Tony Massey, Ricky Mitchell and Johnny Cleveland and one sister-in-law – Ruby Faye Massey.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Louise Massey, his parents, L.A. and Omie Lee Jackson Massey; brothers and sisters, Newman Massey, Louise Cleveland, Bertha Lindsey and Troy Massey and three nephews-Larry, Terry and Barry Attaway.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Watson, Joe Johnson, Drent Robbins and Phillip Orrick.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 27, 12-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ZACKERY KYLE EWING

RED BAY, AL – Zackery Kyle Ewing, 21, died Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Itawamba County, MS. He was born in Tupelo, MS and was a factory worker.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 23, 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Smith Lilley officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his mother – Dora Rose Ewing; one sister – Amber Rose; his fiancé - Destiny Lyons; one niece – Abby Gail Rose and one nephew – Trevor Lee Rose.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chucky Ewing, a brother, Luke Rose, his grandmother, Mary Rose, grandfather, William Luther Rose and grandparents, J.W. and Reba Ewing.

Pallbearers will be Adam Porter, Dustin Ewing, Jordan Bray, Matthew Morris, Sean Martin and Paul Lyons.

Visitation will be Monday, June 22, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SAMUEL COLTON EMBREY

RED BAY, AL – Samuel Colton Embrey, 8, died Saturday, June 13, 2020 in Franklin County, AL. He was a student at Red Bay Elementary School and loved his hometown of Red Bay and the Red Bay Tigers. He loved to build Legos, riding his bike and hunting and fishing.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 17, 4 p.m. at Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Wayne Miller officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his mother – Michelle Barron, Red Bay, AL; his father – Jesse Dale Embrey, Red Bay, AL; brothers and sisters – Skylar Embrey, Annabel Embrey, Kimberly Barron, Hunter Embrey, Chinoah Embrey and Caanan Sai Embrey; his grandfather – Dale Embrey and his great-grandparents – Eulon and Faye Pruitt.

Pallbearers will be Jalen Vinson, Cameron McKinney, Hunter Burks, Braiden Holcombe, Joshua Savage and Landon Fell. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyser Jackson, Alex Kennedy, Nick Pounders and Brady Hardin.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and Wednesday, June 17, 3-4 p.m. at Berry Cemetery.

BETTY C. RAY

GOLDEN, MS – Betty C. Ray, 77, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS to D.E. and Viola Lee Brown Gullick.  She attended Altar Baptist Church and worked at Lindsey & Winchester Drapery for 44 years.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 16, 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Bro. Billy Turbyfill and David Ray officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children-Tunya Scott (Ronald) and Terry Ray (Tracy) all of Golden, MS and Angie Vandiver (Jason) of Belden, MS; eight grandchildren-Jonathan Scott (LeAnn), Kayla Humphries (Dallas), Brittany Brunt (David), Brock Ray, Zeke Lofton, Chloe Lofton, Ben Lofton and Bryson Vandiver; six great-grandchildren-Macie Humphries, Allie Beth Scott, Addison Scott, Leighton Humphries, Jon Luke Scott and Cannon Snead and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Tommy Lee Ray; her parents and one sister-Marie Parr.

Pallbearers will be Brock Ray, Ben Lofton, Jonathan Scott, Gary Lindsey, Chase Lindsey, Dallas Humphries and David Brunt.

Visitation will be Monday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DEBBIE GLASS

GOLDEN, MS – Debbie Diane Glass, 59, passed from this earth into eternity on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Bartow, FL to Archie and Imogene Shannon Stanphill. She enjoyed life to the fullest and her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She attended Hurricane Creek Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Friday, June 12, 5 p.m. at Altar Baptist Church Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Altar Baptist Church Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters – Crystal Owens (Derek Cole) and Jennifer Manns (Billy Don Hall); one son – Cole Glass; seven grandchildren – Hailey Smith Boyd (Nathan), Ashton Brown, Eric Cole Smith, Carson Lee Robinson, Parker Pounds, Kyson Hall and Hanley Glass; was expecting her first great-granddaughter – Rayleigh Claire Boyd; her mother – Imogene Ray and four brothers – Jeff Stanphill, Scott Stanphill, Johnny Stanphill and Clay Stanphill.

She was preceded in death by her father and her step-father, Robert “Pops” Ray.

Pallbearers will be Matt Taylor, Cole Glass, Mark Brumley, Dustin Lucas and Jeremy Harris.

Visitation will be Friday, June 12, 2-4:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

KOLBY STIDHAM

RED BAY, AL – Kolby Brook Weaver Stidham, 30, died Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Lawrence County, TN and worked as an accountant for five years at Generations of Red Bay. She was a member of Pilot Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Kolby lived a life filled with joy and faith. Her love for husband, children and family was all-consuming. Her journey through life was an inspiration to many. Kolby accepted  Christ as her Savior as a child and followed Him faithfully. Kolby will be deeply missed, but is now rejoicing in Heaven.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 6, 4:30 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Jeff Lentz officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Erick Stidham, Red Bay, AL; two children – Garrett Stidham and Maria Stidham, both of Red Bay, AL; her father – Ricky Weaver (Dawn) Red Bay, AL; her mother – Melissa Hollis (Matthew) Leoma, TN; one sister – Emily Taylor (Nicholus) Belmont, MS and her grandparents – Wilma Tucker (Glen), Robert and Wanda Wallace and Chris Oden.

She was preceded in death by her two grandfathers, Milton Weaver and Errol Oden.

Pallbearers will be Nicholus Taylor, Flint Rohling, Tyler Newton, Derrick Newton, Anthony Stidham and Kevin Stidham.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 6,  12-4 p.m. at Pilot Hill Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

BILLY LEE TOWNSEND

RED BAY, AL – Billy Lee Townsend, 88, died Monday, June 1, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born in Alabama and attended Halltown Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 3, 4 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Scott Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one brother – James Townsend; one sister – Betty Wells and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Annie Beechum Weatherbee Townsend and two sisters, JoAnn McKinney and Nancy Smith.

Pallbearers will be Dony McKinney, Gary McKinney, Tim McKinney, David Walls and Tim Smith.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3, 3:30 – 4 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery.

IRENE WILLIAMS

GOLDEN, MS – Mrs. Irene Shewbart Williams, 88, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Franklin County, AL and lived most of her life in the Banner community near Red Bay, AL. She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She leaves a legacy of love for her family and church. She will be remembered for her love of cooking and publishing cookbooks, compiling family genealogy and painting beautiful pictures. She retired as a medical transcriptionist from the Red Bay Hospital.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 3, 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Itawamba County, MS. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughters – Cathy Lindsey and Carolyn Barksdale (Wade); grandchildren – Carrie Pharr, Jeff Barksdale (Mandy), Leah Wooten (Cody) and Lana Parrish (Daniel) and two great-grandchildren – McKenna and Deacon Wooten.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, James Mordie Williams, her parents, Toby and Laurie Johnston Shewbart and three sisters, Ada Weatherbee, Alta Boyd and Arvie Williams.

Pallbearers will be Roger Holland, Randy Holland, Cody Wooten, Daniel Parrish, Jeff Barksdale and Wade Barksdale.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL

DiAnne Martin-Crayton

FULTON, MS – DiAnne Martin-Crayton, 64, died Friday, May 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Lamar County, MS to Curlie and Annie Mae Hollis Blanchard. She was a supervisor at Golden Manufacturing, Golden, MS. She attended Warren Chapel C.M.E. Church in Mantachie, MS.

Graveside services will be Monday, June 1, 12 p.m. at Burgess Cemetery, Golden, MS with Pastor Loretta Stafford, Pastor Johnny Smith and Pastor DeVantae Doty officiating. Burial will be in Burgess Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband – Charles Crayton, Fulton, MS; son – Jamie Martin (Brandy); nine grandchildren – Jordan Martin, Jarah Martin, Briannah Brazell, Hunter Jackson, Aubree Martin, Jayce Taylor, Camdyn Taylor, Avian Martin and Amari Martin; her mother – Annie Mae Hollis Blanchard; eight sisters – Brenda Kay Anderson, Cynthia Johnson, Sharon Cain, Debbie Massey, Debra Hampton, Felissa Hampton, Amy Hampton and Teresa Cannon and four brothers – Charles Blanchard, Shawn Roberson, Ken Hampton and Kevin Hampton.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Arthur Martin, Jr., her father, a son, Eric Martin and two brothers, Curlie Blanchard, Jr. and Douglas Gray Blanchard.

CUTAW MANASCO

VINA, AL – Cutaw Manasco, 91, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at The Meadows, Fulton, MS. She was born in Franklin County, AL to Delton and Arrie Rollins Holland.  She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery with Bro. Matthew Haney and Bro. Billy Nichols officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children- William “Bob” Manasco (Dawn) of TX, Tom Manasco of Tuscumbia and Russell Manasco (Diane) of Vina; three grandchildren-Lisa Roesler (Kyle) of TX, Matthew Manasco (Meredith) of TX and Ryan Manasco (Sydney) of Moody, AL; three great-grandchildren-Jade Manasco, Cameron Roesler and Kylie Roesler; two step-grandchildren-Valerie Gallegos and Angelo Gallegos; one brother-Thurston Holland (Faye) and one sister-Brenda Humphres (Loyd).

She was preceded in death by her husband-Orvel Manasco; her parents; brothers and sisters-Lorene Singleton, Fred Holland, Mildred Caudle, J.T. Holland, F.V. Holland, Geneva Griffus and R.B. Holland and her daughter-in-law-Pam Manasco.

Visitation will be Friday, May 29, 10-11 a.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery.

MORRIS HESTER

RED BAY, AL – Morris Johnson Hester, 97, died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born in Alabama, served in the U.S. Army in World War II and served and retired from the U.S. Air Force after more than twenty years.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 27, 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Velsor Hugh Hester and Audrey Johnson Hester; one sister, Eloise Davis and one brother, Hugh Hester.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 27, 1-1:45 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SCOTTY C. MARTIN

RED BAY, AL – Scotty C. Martin, 51, passed from this world on Sunday, May 24, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Red Bay, AL on March 25, 1969 to the late Kenneth Martin and Mary Martin. He enjoyed dirt track races, country music and gathering with family and friends. He was a member of Burleson Masonic Lodge #143.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 26, 11 a.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery with David Corum officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by Kim Martin, Red Bay, AL; two daughters – Haley Harris (Chris) and Hannah Martin, all of Red Bay, AL; one grandson – Denver Tritt Harris, Red Bay, AL; his mother – Mary Martin, Red Bay, AL; one brother – Jeff Martin, Russellville, AL; one nephew – Benji Martin (Bonnie), Muscle Shoals, AL; a great-nephew – Case Martin, Russellville, AL as well as a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Martin and a nephew, Tritt Martin.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Palmer, Benny Johnston, Gary Horton and Torrey Lewey.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 26, 10-11 a.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery.

MURL H. BERRY

VINA, AL – Murl H. Berry, 92, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay, Red Bay, AL. She was born in Belgreen, AL to Luther and Cora Hargett and worked as a seamstress. She was a member of Old Burleson Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Graveside services will be Saturday, May 23, 1 p.m. at Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Walter Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Jimmy Berry (Ella) Red Bay, AL and Doris Lindsey (Bill) Vina, AL; eight grandchildren – David Berry, Sonya Jackson, Mark Berry, Chris Berry, Michael Lindsey, Randall Lindsey, Robin Helvey and Alison Bearden; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one sister – Nettie Roe Lindsey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Weatherford Berry, her parents, a daughter, Deborah Sue Smith, seven sisters and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Jack Hargett, Freddie Pounders and Doug Pounders.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 23, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

J.M. POORS

RED BAY, AL – J.M. Poors, 60, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and was a truck driver. He attended Vina First Baptist Church and Center of Hope in Anniston, AL.

Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

He is survived by four children – Jessica Poores, Middleton, TN, Bridget Poores and James Cody Poores (Kay) all of Vina, AL and James Casey Poores (Lena) Red Bay, AL; eight grandchildren – Harleigh Bynum, Makayla Neal, Kolby Neal, Chaston Poores, Miller Poores, Ryleigh Poores, Brayson Thrasher and Greyson Thrasher and two sisters – Joy Massey and Caroline Poores.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Muril Massey (Bob) and two brothers, Gene Massey and Darren Massey.

JO DAVIS

GOLDEN, MS – Juanita Jo Davis, 84, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at her home.  She was born in Birmingham, AL to Luther B. and Ludie Ann Cox Wilson.  She was Vice President at Colonel Bank in Red Bay and manager at Valley State Bank.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery with Bro. Larry Hill officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters-Sheree Ann Humphries, Madison, AL; Sandi Johnston Grissom (Steve) of Fulton, MS; four grandchildren-Ashleigh Heather Richardson (Ryan), Zachary Hight Humphries (Melinda), Jodi Johnston Reed (Pat Jr.) and Jake Johnston (Haley); eight great-grandchildren-Skylar Reed, Tucker Thorn, Brodie Humphries, Brylee-Grace Reed, Isaiah Hight Humphries, Elijah Davis Humphries, Christopher Lee Richardson and Madison Jo-Leigh Richardson; two sisters-in-law-Jean Hardin and Hazel Thomas (Owen) and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Floyd “Red” Davis; her parents and two sons-in-law-Ricky Hight Humphries and David Lee Johnston.

Pallbearers will be Jake Johnston, Tucker Thorn, Brodie Humphries, Pat Reed, Jr. and Ryan Richardson.

ROIS D. SHOOK

BALDWYN, MS - Rois D. Shook, 78, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Golden, MS and was a truck driver for more than twenty years.

Graveside services will be Saturday, May 9, 12 p.m. at Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, MS with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Emma Shook; eight children – Rachel Pendergraph, Cindy Parker (James), Walisa Jeffries (Jimmy), Gilbert Shook (Georgette), Mary Bearden, Sara Jenkins (Robert), Michael Bearden (Samantha) and Susan Shook (Pepper); seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and one brother – Eugene “Clois” Shook (Val).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Shook and Mabel Howard.

Pallbearers will be Nick Bearden, Jacob Bearden, Gilbert Shook, Brandon Shook, Jimmy Joyner and Pepper Gibson.

VERNICE ONICE HUMPHRIES

RED BAY, AL – Vernice Onice Humphries, 87, died Monday, May 4, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Red Bay, AL and worked in manufacturing. She was a member of Red Bay Church of God of Prophecy.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 6, 5 p.m. at Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL with Rev. Mark Barnett and Bishop John Butler officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Quinn Humphries (Linda) Golden, MS, Garry Humphries (Denise) Red Bay, AL and Melinda Pharr (Dennis) Golden, MS; one grandson– Bradley Rhodes (Johnine); two great-grandchildren – Kendon Rhodes and MaKagan Rhodes; one granddaughter-in-law – Amy Rhodes; one sister – Louise Woods (Gene) Copley, OH and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.S. Humphries, a grandson, Kevin Rhodes and two sisters, Virginia Conner and Hazel Bain.

MYA JAYDE WHITE

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Mya Jayde White, 17 months, died Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 6, 3:30 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Michael Powell officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her parents – Tiffani McCalpin and Kevin White; one brother – Maximus White and her grandparents – Sharon and Shannon McCalpin, Cynthia Taylor (Tim) and Robin Wigginton (Suzanne).

ROBERT NORRIS BOLTON

BELMONT, MS – Robert Norris Bolton, 98, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at his residence. He was born to Robert Nelson and Emma Powers Bolton and was a machine operator for thirty years.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the American Legion in Red Bay, AL.

The family will have graveside services at a later date. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are eight children – Freddie Norris Bolton (Lynn) Red Bay, AL, Charlotte Eaton, Belmont, MS, Dennis Michael Bolton (Karen) of Wisconsin, Ricky Nelson Bolton of Louisiana, David Allen Bolton (Betty) Spring, TX, Jeffrey Quinn Bolton, Belmont, MS, John Robert Bolton (Dorothy) Gurnee, IL and Steven Eric Bolton (Sue) Burlington, WI; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother – Wilbert Bolton, Red Bay, AL and one sister – Frauline Winters of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Bolton, a son, Timothy Wayne Bolton and his parents.

MARCUS DANIEL

RED BAY, AL – Marcus Durant Daniel, 64, died Sunday, April 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Red Bay, AL to Otho and Aberdeen Smelser Daniel. He was a farmer for many years and then became a truck driver. He attended New Union Missionary Baptist Church. His cancer fight was helped by Kc and Maggie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Rita Daniel, Red Bay, AL; three daughters – Lora Childers, Red Bay, AL, Julia Daniel Gilley (Patrick) Corinth, MS and Emily Daniel, Knoxville, TN; one sister – Sharon Joan Aday (David Russell) Huntsville, AL; one sister-in-law – Brenda Daniel, Russellville, AL; one niece – Amanda Daniel Ridge, Russellville, AL; and two nephews – Barry Daniel and Michael Aday, both of Killen, AL.

JUDY HAITHCOCK

VINA, AL – Judith Faye “Judy” Haithcock, 77, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at North Alabama Medical Center.  She was born in Hodges, AL to Daze and Shellie Williams Cantrell.  She was a homemaker and member of Hodges Convention Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Monday, April 27, 1 p.m. at Hodges Cemetery with Bro. Marshall Emerson officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons-Channing Haithcock of Vina, AL and Jason Haithcock (Elaine) of Hoover, AL; two step-daughters-Dana Morgan (Chris) of Dalton, NE and Dreema Rogers (Mike) of Oil Trough, AR; three grandchildren-Hayden Sartin, Xander Allen Loden and Aidan Haithcock and one sister-JoAnn Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Bud Haithcock; her parents; two sons-Keith Cantrell and Shannon Cantrell and her brothers and sisters-Wanda Watson, Jewel Cole, Johnny Cantrell, Jimmy Cantrell and Jack Cantrell.

Pallbearers will be Tim Cantrell, Kevin Watson, Shannon Fralix, Heath Childers, Shannon Upton, Aaron Hester and Ethan Hammock.

RICKY WHITE

RED BAY, AL – Ricky L. White, 67, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Nashville, TN to Leonard and Rosa Nell Brooks White who preceded him in death.  Ricky loved being around people and he worked for Local 78 Insulator.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

He is survived by his wife Donna White; two children-Jared White (Amber) and Brandi Johnson (Matthew); four grandchildren-Chloe Mae White, Colton White, Brayden Johnson and Sophia Faye Johnson and two brothers-Carl White and Jerry White.

WILLIAM TAYLOR

RED BAY, AL – William James "Bill" Taylor, 85, passed away on Friday April 17, 2020 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Muscle Shoals, AL.

He was born on June 12, 1934 in Toledo, OH to Ralph and Mary Taylor. Bill is survived by his son, Steve (Donna) Taylor; grandchildren, Sarah, Erin and Evan; daughter, Mary "Terri" Taylor; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen "Corkey" Taylor; parents, Ralph and Mary Taylor; brother, Richard Taylor and sister, Phyllis Newman.

Bill's family and friends will remember him as being an avid NASCAR fan as well as an enthusiastic lover of anything Aviation. He was known to sit with his wife on the back porch, sipping cocktails. He was in his element every time he was able to do any type of flying. He loved being in his office, crunching numbers and operating his flight simulator.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Cypress Cove Care Center for their loving care of William. He and his family wanted to mention 2 specific Ladies; Asena & Lynn, for understanding him, for going above and beyond in their care of him and for being the "Calm" in his storm.

There will be a Celebration of Bill's Life at his home in Alabama. Due to current circumstances the date has yet to be determined.

CHARLES LINDSEY

RED BAY, AL – Charles Haston Lindsey, 78, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Southern Magnolia in Iuka, MS.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to Glen Haston and Lonnie Louise George Lindsey.  He retired from TVA as a welder.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 21, 11 a.m. at Halltown Cemetery with Bro. Danny Stanford officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Lindsey of Red Bay; three daugthers-Pam Burgett (Greg) of Hamilton, AL, Missy Nichols (Ricky) and Charlene Brewer (Nick) all of Red Bay; five grandchildren-Heath Burgett (Heather), Gretta Burgett, Chadrick Nichols, Lindsey Stone and Noah Brewer; four great-grandchildren-Tenley and Kiptyn Burgett and Cayson and Raleigh Stone and two sisters-Nancy Neill and Bonnie Gray (Phillip).

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-Paul Glen Lindsey.

BETSY FAYE CHILDERS

HAMILTON, AL – Betsy Faye Childers, 62, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, AL and worked as a seamstress.

Graveside services will be Saturday, April 18, 1 p.m. at Holly Springs Cemetery, Hodges, AL with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her son – Nicholas Childers; one sister – Cindy Ables and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Wyna Faye Davis McCarley and two brothers, Bobby McCarley, Jr. and Donnie Wayne McCarley.

CHARLES RIDGE

GOLDEN, MS – Charles Robert Ridge, 82, died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at NMMC, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Red Bay, AL to Earl and Janie Parsons Ridge.  He was a machine mechanic for Blue Bell in Red Bay and retired from H.I.S. in Belmont.  He also worked on the family farm. He was a veteran of the US Navy and was the first Fire Chief of the Banner Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Graveside services we be Monday, April 13, 2 p.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. David Holcomb and Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years-Barbara Tharp Ridge; four children-John Ridge (Emily) of Chattanooga, TN, Rita Maxwell (LD) and James Ridge (Wanda) all of Golden and Donna Shurlds (Dudley) of Maben, MS;  fifteen grandchildren-Jordan, Katlynn, Jackson, Conner, Kate, Bradley, Zackary, Morgan, Heather, Josh, Kevin, Clay, Elizabeth, Henry and Richard; thirteen great-grandchildren including Harleigh and Grayson Ridge both of whom he helped raise.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-Earl Homer Ridge and two sisters-Jean Kennedy and Lola Faye Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

DOUG HAMMOCK

RED BAY, AL – Doug Hammock, 55, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Waukegan, IL to Joe and Mary Sue Webb Hammock and worked as a logger.

Graveside services we be Monday, April 13, 4 p.m. at Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Todd Kemp and Kevin Watson officiating. Burial was in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Amanda Hammock, Red Bay, AL; four children – McKenzye Lindley (Jacob Parrish), Zachary Hunt (Charlise), Elizabeth Hunt and Anna Grace Hunt (Blake Bowling); seven grandchildren; one sister – Melissa McGee; one brother – Ken Elrod; his step-father – David Elrod and H.W. Watson and Son Logging Crew and Trucking.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Pam Elrod.

ANNETTE PETREE

RED BAY, AL – Annette Petree, 85, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Southern Magnolia in Golden, MS.  She was born in Red Bay to Neil and Blanche Malone Parrish.  She was retired as a teacher from Red Bay High School and was a member of Red Bay Church of Christ.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

She is survived by two sons-Jon Petree and Laura Petree and Tom Petree; four grandchildren-Shane Petree, Mark Petree, Nathan Petree (Anna) and Tasha Petree; two great-grandchildren-Landon Petree and Abriana McMillian and two great-great grandchildren-Zander Henry and Autumn Owens.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law-Judy Petree.

LOUCILLE CARTER

VINA, AL – Loucille Keller Carter, 89, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay.  She was born in Phil Campbell, AL to John and Shellie Baggett Keller.

Graveside services will be Thursday, April 2, 2 p.m. at Dempsey Cemetery with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating.  Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by five daughters-Deborah White (Donald), Martha Long (Craig), Kathie Chandler (William), Reba Carter and Barbara Mitchell; eight grandchildren-Michael White (Anita), Rickey White (Dee), Mark White (Jennifer), Belinda Orrick (Jody), Nathaniel Long (Kristin), Ronnie Chandler (Renea), Sherri Peck (Justin) and Eddie Mitchell (Melissa); eleven great-grandchildren-Erica White, Anabel White, Justin Orrick, Madison Orrick, Holly Orrick, Mason Long, Isabella Long, Ethan Chandler, Autumn Chandler, Corben Triplett and Piper Mitchell and one sister-Dean Keller.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Roy Edward Carter; her parents; five brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Mark White, Ronnie Chandler, Eddie Mitchell, Nathaniel Long, Michael White and Rickey White.

JIMMY MAYFIELD

RED BAY, AL – Jimmy Oneal Mayfield was born on August 25, 1942 in Franklin County, AL to Emeric B. and Estelle Thorn Mayfield.  He was a graduate of Red Bay High School (class of 1961), Itawamba Junior College (class of 1963), and Mississippi State University (class of 1966) where he obtained his B.S. in Physical Education.  Coach Mayfield also held two Master’s degrees in Driver’s Education (Montevallo) and School Administration (UNA).

Mayfield was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Red Bay, AL and served on the Red Bay City Council for eight years.  He was inducted into the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame.  During Mayfield’s time as coach at Red Bay High School, he established the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  Coach Mayfield served as the head football coach for Belmont, Hatton, Russellville, and Red Bay.  As well as coaching football, Mayfield also served as the baseball and golf coach at Red Bay.

Graveside services will be Monday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. At the family’s request, Jack Ivy will be streaming the service live on his Facebook page-JackW.Ivy Sr. Dallas Culver will be officiating the funeral.  Eulogy will be given by Ricky Johnson and Donald Kidd and closing prayer will be given by Brex Anderton.  Pallbearers are Clinton Yarbrough, Larry Witt, Frankie McMillan, Felton King, David Jeffreys, Ricky Yarbrough, Brex Anderton and Michael Terry.  All former players under Coach Mayfield will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Visitation with limitations on the number of people in the building will be from 5-8 Sunday, March 29 at Deaton Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents along with his wife, Barbara Collum Mayfield and a step-son-Bob Armstrong.  He is survived by his wife Lavell Mayfield; one daughter-Cris Mayfield Cashion (Chuck Cashion); one grandson, Adam Mills (Molly Mills); one great-granddaughter-James Anna Mills; step-children-Mark Armstrong (Cindy), Janice McNatt; step-grandchildren, Kirk Armstrong (Elizabeth), Eric Armstrong (Brittany), Clay McNatt (Angel), Levi McNatt, Cort Armstrong and Jason Oliver and an unborn step-great-grandchild-Myka McNatt.

ONEDA PARRISH

RED BAY, AL – Oneda Humphres Parrish, 78, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Red Bay Hospital.  She was born in Vina, AL to Galveston “Vess” and Dora Bell Jackson Humphres.  She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Red Bay.

A private graveside service will be held at Forrest Grove Cemetery with Bro. W.D. Humphres and Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years-Leon Parrish; two children-Angela Parrish Haley (Donald Haley) and Clifford Paul Parrish (Mary Lofstedt-Parrish); four grandchildren-Madison Haley, Matthew Haley, Michael Clifford Parrish and Mitchell Paul Parrish; two sisters-Marie Holland and Verneese Holland and three brothers-Jerry Humphres, Lloyd Humphres and Hubert Humphres.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-Marvin Humphres.

DOROTHY SELF

RED BAY, AL – Dorothy McCalpin Self, 78, died Friday, March 20, 2020 at her residence.

She was born in Alabama and was a nurse for 40 years at the Red Bay Hospital. Mrs. Self was a member of the Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church in Red Bay, Al.

Services will be Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay and Bro. Danny Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al.. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are 2-Children- Rhonda Hester (Dray), Michael Self (Juatrina), 5-Grandchildren- Bryan Hester (Jill), Katie Bullen, Danielle Wilson (Adam), Shelby Marquez (Alfredo), Kera Johnson, 3-Great Grandchildren- Mason and Stella Marquez, Harvey Lee Wilson, 1-Sister- Judith Jackson (Scotty), 1-Brother- Joe McCalpin (Judy) and a host of Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Elmer Lee Self, Parents-Kenneth and Lucille McCalpin, a Brother- Paul McCalpin, a Sister- Jane Ashley.

Pallbearers will be John Jackson, Briley Mills, Kenny Holland, Justin Roberts, Tony McCalpin, Brian Self.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 22, 1-3 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

JOHNNY VETO GANN

GOLDEN, MS – Johnny Veto Gann, 73, died Monday, March 16, 2020 at his residence.

He was born in Belgreen, AL to Eules Veto and Pearlie Mae Keeton Gann and worked as a logger.

Services will be Thursday, March 19, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Pastor Toby Allison officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Rita Gann, Golden, MS; two daughters – Christina Miller (Deshun) Red Bay, AL and Jennifer Mayhall, Golden, MS; one son – Johnny Brian Gann, Golden, MS; six grandchildren – Dalton Mayhall, Abagail Mayhall, Jackson Mayhall, Toby Mayhall, Grace Miller and Colton Thompson; three sisters – Brenda Gail Reese, Nancy Riddle and Sandra Palmer; three brothers – Leroy Gann, Charles Gann and Terry Gann; two step-brothers – Phillip Palmer and Michael Palmer and his step-mother– Birdie Mae Gann.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Betty Barnett and a step-sister, Shirley Patterson.

Pallbearers will be Larry Young, Brian Gann, Dalton Mayhall, Steve Reese, Chris Pierce and Jarod Scott.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ALTON CURTIS BLACK

VINA, AL – Alton Curtis Black, 88, died Tuesday, March 9, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Alabama and was owner and operator of a restaurant in Waukegan, IL for thirty-two years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a Christian and a farmer.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one sister – Vennie Stufflebeem and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlis and Margie Hazel Black and his brothers and sisters, Doyle, Lloyd, J.W., Gene, Sue, Betty and Hershel.

MILTON O’NEAL HUMPHRIES

BELMONT, MS – Milton O’Neal Humphries, 72, died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, AL and worked at Ford Motor Co. He was a member of Golden Central Baptist Church, Golden, MS.

Services will be Tuesday, March 10, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jackie Hastings officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one brother – Ed Humphries and his adopted family – Sarah Peppers, Faith Adams, Colin Peppers, Lindsey Peppers, Greg Peppers and the Sparks family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Jean Gagnon Humphries and his parents, Lother Lee and Bertha Patterson Humphries.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Sparks, Jackie Hastings and Patrick Hastings.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 10, 3-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BOBBY RAY LEDLOW

RED BAY, AL – Bobby Ray Ledlow, 81, died Friday, March 6, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Hamilton, AL and was a truck driver.

Services will be Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Lee Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Mantachie Cemetery, Mantachie, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Jeanette Ledlow, Red Bay, AL; four children – Jerry Ledlow, Peggy Sparks (James), Rose Taylor and Amanda Hardy (Jerry); eleven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and one brother – Eddie Ledlow.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Retha Ledlow; three children, Tammy Ledlow, Kathy Ledlow and Travis Ledlow; two sisters, Doris Taylor and Tina Hyde and two brothers, Jimmy Ledlow and Leonard Ledlow.

Pallbearers will be Lester Taylor, Stephen Poores, Chase O’Connor, Michael Smith, Terry Ledlow, Heber Melendez and David Hyde.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 8, 2-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

WYNA FAYE McCARLEY

MOULTON, AL – Wyna Faye McCarley, 84, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. She was born in Franklin County, AL and worked as a seamstress. She attended Flat Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Moulton, AL.

Services will be Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters – Betsy Childers, Moulton, AL and Cindy Ables; five grandchildren – Nicholas Childers, Chris McCarley, A.J. McCarley, LaShea Stewart and Amber McCarley; thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby McCarley, Sr., two sons, Bobby McCarley, Jr. and Donnie Wayne McCarley, a granddaughter, Mandy McCarley, four brothers, Clinton Davis, Lester Davis, James Ed Davis and Shelby Davis and three sisters, Mamie Lou Baggett, Amy Baggett and Evie Jane Brooks.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 7, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HOLLIS HARDIN

VINA, AL – Hollis Hardin, 79, died Monday, March 2, 2020 at Terrace Manor Nursing Home, Russellville, AL. He was born in Franklin County, AL to James Floyd and Ione Johnson Hardin. He was a machine operator for Ocean Spray in Kenosha, WI for thirty-five years and was a member of Zion Second Baptist Church, Zion, IL.

Services will be Thursday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Holli Fontenot, Richmond, TX; one grandson – Dakota Fontenot; one great-grandchild; three sisters – Mazelle Hardin, Muscle Shoals, AL, Ernestene Kerby, Birmingham, AL and Darlene Hester, Russellville, AL; a twin brother – Horace Hardin, Vina, AL; nieces - Theresa Hester Mays (Rex) and Marilyn Montez Hester and nephews - Don Hester (Jeanne) and Mike Kerby (Gina).

Pallbearers will be Don Hester, Kerry Hester, Rex Mays, Joe Hardin, Mike Kirby and Mark Hardin.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAMES STEVEN SCOTT

TUSCUMBIA, AL – James Steven Scott, 68, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Russellville, AL and was a truck driver. He was a member and deacon of Victory Missionary Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, AL and a member of Washington Masonic Lodge in Tuscumbia, AL.

Services will be Thursday, March 5, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Danny Stanford and Bro. Buford Parker officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years – Carolyn Scott, Tuscumbia, AL; two children – Stephanie Glass (Jeff) Russellville, AL and Brent Scott (Amy) Muscle Shoals, AL; four grandchildren – Briana Champion (Ryan), Colten Cochran, Lillie Glass (fiance’ Joshua) and Paylen Scott; one brother – Randall Scott (Wanda); three sisters – Rena Campbell, Deborah McKay (Donald) and Jackie Whitworth (Scott); step-father – Rayford Campbell; three sisters-in-law – Karen Smith, Sharon Stacy (B.D.) and Tammy Cook (Ronnie) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilford Scott and Shirley Campbell, two brothers, Stanley Scott and Richard Scott, father and mother-in-law – Bill and Evonne Singleton and a brother-in-law – Roger Smith.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Smith, Corey Davis, Colby Cook, Jon Stacy, Brian Foreman and Josh Dobbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Nichols, Trevor McKay, Landry Whitworth, Jeremy Scott, Jason Scott and Richard Scott.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 4, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JACKIE LEE HARRISON

RED BAY, AL – Jackie Lee Harrison, 79, died Saturday, February 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Ocala, FL and was a school bus driver for Red Bay Schools for twenty-seven years.  She was a member of Palestine Church of God where she was a part time minister.

Services will be Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Greg Pace and Margaret Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three daughters,- Janice Beal, Red Bay, AL, Judy Barrett, Killen, AL and Jennifer Puckett (Eddie) Vina, AL; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one brother – Guy A. Fisher (Ann) Sedgewickville, MO.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Harrison and her parents, Roy Lee and Maudie F. Bohannon White.

Pallbearers will be Tim Harrison, Thomas Epps, Dale Ray, Darrell Ray, Donnis Elrod and Steve Bates. Honorary pallbearer will be Nathan Miller.

Visitation will be 12:30 – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LYNETTE NELSON MANN

RED BAY, AL – Lynette Nelson Mann, 58, died Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Zion, IL and worked in customer service for Wal-Mart for sixteen years.

Services will be Wednesday, March 4, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Dallas Culver officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Emilee Russell (Justin) Houston, TX, Erik Mann (Brandi) Sheffield, AL and Evan Mann (Eva), Brooklyn, NY; three grandchildren – Grayson Mann, ZZ Kidd and Charlie Russell; her parents – Bobby and Betty Nelson; two sisters - Connie Nunley (Mark) and Lindley Hollander (Dustin); two nieces – Molly Parker (Brandon) and Sophia Hollander; two nephews – Canaan and Carsten Hollander and one great-niece – Hazleigh Parker.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Grace Armstrong and Maurice and Cora Nelson and two uncles, Terry Armstrong and Tommy Nelson.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Parker, Mark Nunley, Dustin Hollander, Carsten Hollander, Canaan Hollander and Chris Broom.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SARAH JOYCE BRADLEY

RED BAY, AL – Sarah Joyce Bradley, 79, died Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Florence Nursing and Rehab, Florence, AL. She worked in food service at Generations of Red Bay for more than ten years.

Services will be Tuesday, March 3, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Daniel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 3, 1-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CECIL CLARK EVANS

VINA, AL – Cecil Clark Evans, 80, died Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Marion County, AL, was retired from General Motors and was a Captain with Alabama Charter Boat Co.

Services will be Saturday, February 29, 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Marshall Emerson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Angie Evans, Vina, AL; three children – Robert Evans, Ronnie Evans and Deanna Perkins (Russ); three step-sons – Bobby Ashley (Sherry), Jonah Greathouse and Joshua Greathouse; a step-daughter – Nellie Moore; six grandchildren – Mariah, Amber, Daniel, Jared, Robbie and Michael; seven great-grandchildren; a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two sisters – Delora Bishop and Patricia Cole and one brother – Charles “Red” Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Zellar Emerson Evans, his first wife, Paulette Whitlock, his second wife, Donna Marie Evans and a sister, Mary Lou Scott.

Pallbearers will be Dan Young, Jared White, Craig Baker, Robert Evans, Jr., Bobby Ashley and Jonah Greathouse.

Visitation will be Friday, February 28, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

FRANK ESTES

WINFIELD, AL – Frank Estes, 89, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Kemp Meadows, Winfield, AL. He was born in Birmingham, AL, was a carpenter and had worked at Underwood True Value in Red Bay, AL for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be Friday, February 21, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Pastor Scott Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his daughter – Karen Franson, Burlington, WI; great-grandson – Michael David Estes and special friend – Erin Williams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Estes, a grandson, David Joshua Estes and a son-in-law, Todd Franson.

Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TERRY ARMSTRONG

RED BAY, AL – Terry Armstrong, 73, died Monday, February 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Alabama, worked as a carpenter for more than thirty years and served in the U.S. Army.

There will be no funeral services. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

He is survived by his wife – Ramona Armstrong; one daughter – Lutisha Murphy (Scott); one grandson – Kaleb Murphy; one sister – Betty Nelson (Bobby); three nieces– Lynette Mann, Connie Nunley (Mark) and Lindley Hollander (Dustin); three great-nieces – Emilee Russell (Justin), Molly Parker (Brandon) and Sophia Hollander; three great-nephews – Erik Mann, Evan Mann (Eva), Carsten Hollander and Canaan Hollander; two great-great-nieces – Zakiaya Kidd and Hayleigh Parker and two great-great-nephews – Grayson Mann and Charlie Russell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Grace Armstrong.

R. LEE REED

FULTON, MS – R. Lee Reed, 75, died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Detroit, AL and worked as a maintenance supervisor. She was a member of The Church of God and did evangelist work.

Graveside services will be Saturday, February 15, 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Billy Darracott officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sisters – Belvie Ferdon, Fulton, MS and Ruth Swindle (Edward) Norfolk, VA. She was Nana to Daniel Garrison and Christy Garrison and Great Nana to Kya Pounders and Clarissa Diehl.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Zack and Gladys Terry Reed.

DAVID GRIMES

RED BAY, AL – David Charles Grimes, 68, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born in Tupelo, MS to Albert Thomas and June Johnston Grimes.  He was a member of The Church of God in Moulton.  He had worked for Page Chevrolet for ten years and was currently employed at Bay Diesel.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 10, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Brandon  Keel and Bro. Tim Winters officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children-Dana Grimes (Ros Barker) and David Grimes Jr. (Tonia); his very special friend-Marie Cole and her son Michael Cole (Kelley); grandchildren-Kara Grimes, Brady Grimes (Holley), Devon Nichols, Hayden Nichols, Derek Cole (Crystal), Matthew Cole (Renee), Brandon Cole (Bailey), Cody Wilkinson (Skylar) and Katie Johnston (Tristan); great-grandchildren-Lannah Lovelace, Brynlee Cole, Madelyn Cole, Bentley Cole and Olivia Wilkinson; one sister-Lynette Norris (Chester); one brother-Donalhue Grimes (Becky); brother-in-law-Hal Johnson and special friend-David Barksdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-Thomas Lavonne Grimes and one sister-Janice Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Josh Anders, Brian Denard, Kenneth Denard, Dustin Graves, Frankie Graves, Mitchell Chance and Tim Seal.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Morrow, David Reynolds, Anthony Spencer, Thomas Pantoja, Aaron Cagle, Jason Massey, Jimmy Creekmore, Benny Parrish and Brandon Kennedy.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 9, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BOBBY C. ROBINSON

VINA, AL – Bobby C. Robinson, 84, died Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born in Mississippi and was a truck driver for thirty-five years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Tuesday, February 4, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Marshall Emerson officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Teresa Davis (Russell); two grandchildren – Tracy Gordon and Brian Davis (Mandy) and two great-grandchildren – Raegan Gordon and Case Davis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Robinson, a son, Eugene Robinson and his parents, Coleman and Bessie Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Tim Fowler, Larry Creekmore, Louis Upton, Thomas Upton, Kevin Upton and Tracy Hovater.

Visitation will be Monday, February 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DORIS JEAN MALONE

RED BAY, AL – Doris Jean Malone, 92, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 at Burns Nursing Home in Russellville, AL.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to James Thomas “Tommy” and Vassie Cordelia Lindley Humphries.  She worked as a seamstress and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 3, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. David Holcomb and Bro. Dayton Martin officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children-Elzie Malone (Martha), Scotty Malone and Nina Wood; ten grandchildren-Wanda Boyd, Kim McDonald, Cyndi Taylor, Chris White, Gina Jones, Jeremy Malone, Chad Malone, James Malone, Jesse Venable and Eli Venable; seventeen great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; one sister-Marvalene Shewbart (Jack) and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Buford Elzie Malone; her parents; one son-Phillip Malone; one daughter-Barbara White; granddaughter-Jamie Humphres; great-granddaughter-Abby Stallsmith; son-in-law-Ralph Wood; grandson-in-law-Mike Taylor; four sisters and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons-Jeremy Malone, Chad Malone, James Malone, Christopher Boyd, Jesse Venable and Eli Venable.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons Chris White and Phillip McDonald.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 2, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HAROLD GARRISON

RED BAY, AL – Harold Garrison, 84, died Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Alabama to Johnnie and Lola Rutherford Garrison.  He was owner and operator of Hardwood Furniture Manufacture for 25 years.  He was a charter member of Cornerstone Church of God where he served as trustee for over 50 years. He served on the church and pastor council and as church clerk for several years.

Services will be Monday, January 20, 3:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God with Bro. Rick Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years-Kay Garrison of Red Bay; two children-Wayne Garrison (Frances) and Barbra Humphries (David) all of Red Bay; five grandchildren-Randy Garrison (Anissa), Dustin Humphries, Derek Humphries (Sheena), Alicia Garrison and Dallas Humphries (Kayla); four great-grandchildren-Jacob Garrison, Abby Hicks,  Macie Kate Humphries, and Leighton Humphries; one great-great grandchild-Kayden Garrison and one sister-Laura Brewer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and six brothers.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Monday, January 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God.

JOHN H. STARLING

TUPELO, MS – John H. Starling, 89, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at The Meadows, Fulton, MS. He was born in Laurel, MS, was an ordained minister and a member of Tupelo Church of God. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Services will be Tuesday, January 14, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Judd Vowel and Bro. Gene McMinn officiating. Burial will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens, Mobile, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Ann Starling, Tupelo, MS and her children – Jettie Faye Parson, Judy Ann Pitts, Frank Earl Garrison and Jim Garrison; three daughters – Kathryn Culver, Dari Ann Ray and Lynette McGlown; six grandchildren – Keri Ray, Jeremiah Ray, Jason Culver, Benjamin Culver, Justin McGlown and Anthony McGlown and three great-grandchildren – Giovanni Martello, Jaxon Truong and Matthew Culver.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Starling and seven brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL.

ELLA MAE SANDERS

HODGES, AL – Ella Mae Sanders, 76, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Red Bay, AL and had worked in retail sales at Ben Franklin Five and Dime, Faust Rexall Drugs, Bills Dollar Store, Big Star, Piggly Wiggly and most recently at Dollar General. She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Thursday, January 9, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years – Gary Sanders, Hodges, AL; one son – Larry Wayne Sanders (Marsha) Southaven, MS; one grandson – Larry Blake Sanders; one great-granddaughter – Sophia Rose Sanders; brothers and sisters – Barbara Barksdale (Bill), Brenda Hand, Nancy Tina Devad, James Ray Mink and Gary Wayne Mink and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Audie Crafton and Myrtle Lee Burns Mink and three sisters, Betty Mink, Virginia Mink and Dorothy Inmon.

Pallbearers will be Tony Behl, Terry Hardin, Blake Sanders, Wade Inmon, Phillip Weaver and Keith Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Sanders and Randy Sanders.

 

Special thanks to Tony and Jennifer Behl for all of their help.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BOBBIE NELL EWING

RED BAY, AL- Bobbie Nell Kennedy Ewing, 84, died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Nauvoo, AL and was retired as a nurse at Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, IL.  She was a member of Zion Second Baptist Church in Zion, IL and Al-Anon Group which she started in Winthrop Harbor, IL.

Services will be Sunday, January 5, 3 p.m. at Trinity Assembly of God, Red Bay, AL with Bro. David Kelley and Tracie Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters – Tracie Lee Ewing, Red Bay, AL and Stacey Nell Ewing, Florence, AL; four grandchildren – Bradford Ray, Lexington, KY, Cody Allen Johnson (Lauren) Belmont, MS, Avanell Victoria Stark, Florence, AL and Conroy Wade Johnson (Ashley) Golden, MS and two great-grandchildren – Kathryn Mia Johnson and Harper Grace Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Voyd Lee Ewing, a son, Allen Dale Kerr, her parents, Albert Terry and Jessie Lee Ferguson Kennedy, five sisters, Evelyn Coleman, Adeen Spencer, Marcene Johnston, Johnnie Ruth Young and Agnes Moran and one brother, Charles T. Kennedy.

Pallbearers will be Bradford Ray, Cody Allen Johnson, Conroy Wade Johnson, Austin Ewing, James Allen Vick and Avanell Victoria Stark.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 5, 2-3 p.m. at Trinity Assembly of God.

CLARENCE GREEN

VINA, AL – Clarence “Gen” Green, 76, passed away quietly at his home surrounded by his family Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was born in Sulligent, AL and was a maintenance welder with John Deere for thirty years. He was a wonderful father, husband and friend to all that knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Services will be Sunday, January 5, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Ronald Watson officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He leaves behind a wife of fifty-six years of marriage - Ann Green of Vina, AL; two daughters – Deana Marie Vallejo and Kathy Lynn Moomaw, both of Vina, AL; one son– Bobby Joe Green of Cordova, Il; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Kate Green of Sulligent, Alabama, ten brothers and six sisters.

Special thanks to Michael Moomaw for all you do.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Green, Braden Moomaw, Talon Vallejo, Bobby Green, Jr., Dalton Green and Chase Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Ashley Moomaw, Chana Blunt and Ali Green.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 4, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HERBERT D. HALL

GOLDEN, MS – Herbert D. Hall, 91, died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Dothan, AL and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty-one years and served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a Mason for almost seventy years.

Services will be Sunday, January 5, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sons – Les Hall and Carl Hall (Freda) all of Golden, MS; three grandchildren – Brandon Hall (Mylodi), Paige Cresap (Brian) and Lindsey Hall; four great-grandchildren – Reagan Cresap, Peyton Cresap, Mason Jones and Chloe Hall; three brothers – Jessie Hall, Danny Hall and Gene Hall and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Hall, his parents, Manual D. and Addie Spivey Hall, two sisters, Clyde Hall and Francis Meadows and five brothers, Forbie, Fred, Harvey, Luther and Leon Hall.

Pallbearers will be Carl Hall, Les Hall and Brandon Hall.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 4, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARGARET OZBIRN

VINA, AL – Margaret Sylvia Ozbirn, 94, died Friday, January 3, 2020 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Alabama and was a seamstress for more than twenty years. She was a member of Killen United Methodist Church for more than seventy years and attended Atwood Baptist Church in her later years.

Services will be Sunday, January 5, 2 p.m. at Atwood Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Jerry Edgil and Bro. Darren Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sons – Billy Ozbirn (Barbara) Tuscumbia, AL and Timmy Ozbirn (Diane) Vina, AL;  six grandchildren – Randy Ozbirn (Kim), Ricky Lee Ozbirn (Pam), Shannon Ozbirn (Mindy), Alicia Ozbirn Jenkins (Brian), Johnathon Ozbirn (Ashley) and Adam Ozbirn; eight great-grandchildren – Taylor Ozbirn, Tate Ozbirn, Connor Ozbirn, Allie Grace Ozbirn, Kyler Jenkins, Kinsley Jenkins, Jon-Michael Ozbirn and Brantley Ozbirn and one sister – Frances Newbern, Florence, AL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Ozbirn.

Pallbearers will be Marty Hester, Pat Cochran, Mike Franklin, Bud Davidson, Glen Gober and David Humphres. In memory of J.T. Miller, an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 5, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Atwood Baptist Church.

THOMAS WILLIAM HAMM

RED BAY, AL – Thomas William “Tom” Hamm, 46, died Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Waukegan, IL and was a semi-truck salesman.  He was a former police officer in Kenosha, WI and he attended Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

Memorial services will be Saturday, January 4, 1 p.m. at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Christina Hamm, Red Bay, AL; his father – Tommy and Diane Hamm, Russellville, AL; mother – Pat and Ralph Harrington, Ramsey, MN; one daughter– Mariah Hamm; one son – Hunter Hamm; three grandchildren – Malachi, Myles and Jett; one sister – Amy Castillo (Carlos); two brothers – Michael Hamm and Greg Harrington and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ottis and Ruth Hamm and a sister, Tracy Dinan.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

JOHN WAYNE JOHNSON

BELMONT, MS – John Wayne Johnson, 76, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Russellville Hospital. He was born in Marianna, AR, worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a Christian.

Services will be Friday, December 27, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Tim Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of thirty years – Peggy Johnson, Belmont, MS; one daughter – Deanna Comer (Jerry), Stantonville, TN; one son – Dwayne Johnson (Amy) Belmont, MS; grandchildren – Samantha Bennett (Brandon) Saltillo, TN, Anthony Comer (Stacy) Stantonville, TN, Meta Armstrong (Cody) Red Bay, AL, Stefanie Lott (Nic) Adamsville, TN, Tehla Bell (Zachary) and Kaitlin Bolton, all of Belmont, MS; several great-grandchildren and brothers-in-law – Nolan Bailey (Jan) and John Bailey (Peggy).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Anna Earlene Hill Johnson and a step-daughter, Melissa Bolton.

Pallbearers will be Nolan Bailey, Kevin Bolton, Zachary Bell, Cody Armstrong, Anthony Comer and Tim Boyd.

Visitation will be Friday, December 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

PHONA RAY HOLLAND

WAUKEGAN, IL -Phona Ray “Pony” Holland, 88, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Hospice Alliance Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie, WI after a long journey with Alzheimers/Dementia. Phona was born October 19, 1931 in Hurricane Creek in Franklin County AL. He served in the Korean War from July, 1952 to June, 1954 as a Sargeant in USAR Infantry Signal Corp. He worked as a wholesale truck driver,  machinist, maintenance mechanic and had a love of woodworking, “whittling”, playing the guitar and banjo, crossword puzzles, reading and travel.

Services will be Saturday, December 7, 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his daughter -  Melody Kay Wolwark (Jeff), Waukegan, IL;  son - Roy Gene West, Vina, AL; son-in-law – L.V. Russell, Vina, AL; granddaughters -Jennifer Bingham (Ryan),  Kenosha, WI, Debbie Aldridge (Joel), Vina, AL, Cindy Friend (Randy), Wadsworth, IL; one grandson - Matthew Wolwark of Indiana; great-grandchildren -Benjamin Bingham, Noah Bingham, Seth Bingham, Samantha Jones, Joel Bruce Aldridge (Truly),  Daryl Ray Aldridge, Duell Russell Aldridge, Danielle Sadovi (Igor) and Eric Friend; great-great-grandchildren - Addyson Aldridge, Declan Aldridge and Kai Aldridge and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-one years,  Esther Irene Holland, parents,  James Jefferson and Dona Isabelle Holland, daughter, Carolyn Russell, great- granddaughter, Stacie Marie Aldridge, brother, Roy Holland, sisters, Roxie Singleton, Clarice Jackson, Nellie Humphres and Cleta Ozbirn.

Thank you to all the staff, nurses, CNA’s at Hospice Alliance who made Dad’s last few months and moments comfortable and peaceful with a genuine caring spirit. A special “thank you” to his hospice team, Julie Feuerbach, Elaine Lewis, Charlie Hansen and Alec Fuhrer.

Donations made to Hospice Alliance, 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158-1946 in remembrance of Phona Ray Holland will be appreciated.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Wolwark, L.V. Russell, Joel Aldridge, Duell Aldridge and Daryl Aldridge.

Visitation will be Saturday December 7, 10-12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JACOB COX

RED BAY, AL – Jacob Cox, 22, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Red Bay, AL. He was born in Tuscumbia, AL and worked at Tru Homes in Hackleburg, AL.

Graveside services will be Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m. at New Hope Cemetery, Hamilton, AL with Chaplain Chance Hall officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Hamilton, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his parents – David and Tina Cox, Red Bay, AL; one brother – Travis Cox, Red Bay, AL; one sister – Lorna Gifford (Nathan) Florence, AL; grandparents– A.B. Hall and Helen Hall and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 7, 10:30 – 11 a.m. at New Hope Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

GEORGE B. SHAW, SR.

RED BAY, AL – George B. Shaw, Sr., 80, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Southern Magnolia in Golden, MS.  He was born in Fulton, MS to James O. Shaw and Vela Horton Shaw.  He graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School and Itawamba Jr. College.  He then served as a medical surgical technician in the United States Army.  Following his military service he attended the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and became a registered pharmacist.  He owned and operated Shaw Pharmacy in Red Bay from 1968 until his retirement.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, November 26, at 2 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery with Bro. Bill Harper officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years - Janie Shaw of Red Bay; three children-George Shaw Jr. (Christy), Philip Shaw (Susie) and Emily Ezzell (Doug) and four grandchildren-Lauren Ezzell, Savannah Shaw, Connor Ezzell and Haden Deaton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-Ellis Troy Shaw and Ed Shaw and one sister-Sue White.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Sparks, Terry Sparks, Gary Page, Connor Ezzell, Haden Deaton and Dr. Dick White.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MICHAEL JOE CARTER

ARCADIA, FL – Michael Joe Carter, 55, passed away on November 15, 2019. He was born January 12, 1964 to Dorothy Jean Ozbirn and the late Audie Corporial Carter in Red Bay, AL. He was a member of the Arcadia community for twenty-two years, having moved from Golden, MS in 1997 and served in the National Guard.

Michael worked as a truck driver for many years. In his free time, he loved being outdoors. He could often be found fishing or camping in one of his favorite spots, however spending time with his family was his greatest love and he never missed an opportunity to combine the two with those he held dear.

Services will be Friday, November 22, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery, Fulton, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife – Annie Carter, Arcadia, FL; one son – Michael Carter (DeAndrea) Belmont, MS; one daughter – Trista Carter (Kyle) Arcadia, Fl; his mother – Dorothy Daniels; two brothers – Randy Carter (Shane) Mooreville, MS and Don Carter, Chattanooga, Tn; one sister – Lisa Lovelace (Keith) Tishomingo, MS and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Gary Carter.

Pallbearers will be Keith Lovelace, Buddy Ford, Mike Pafford, Michael Hodgin, Scotty Swindle and Quinton Sartain.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 21, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LINDA GAIL MORROW GOBER

GODFREY, IL – Linda Gail Morrow Gober, 74, died Friday, November 15, 2019 at Integrity Health Care in Godfrey, Il following an extended illness. Born January 20, 1945, Linda was the second of six children (all girls) of Sam Houston and Christine (Vinson) Morrow of the Halltown Community, Red Bay, AL. She attended Red Bay Schools and was in the Red Bay High School band as a French horn player and also as a drum majorette. She attended New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

She married Marlin Gober, Jr. in 1962 and they lived in Clarksville, Tn, while he served the last months of his three-year enlistment in the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, KY. Their daughter, Cynthia Denise, was born in 1963 at Fort Campbell Hospital. Following fifteen months of married military life and his discharge from the Army, they moved from Clarksville to Zion, IL for employment. After three years of working, they decided that he would attend college on the G.I. Bill. From early 1967 to 1973, Linda helped finance his college education by working in library offices at Southeast Missouri State University and then at Southern Illinois University.

In August, 1973, they moved from Carbondale, IL to Godfrey, IL where Linda worked as an accounting clerk for an automobile dealership for several years. She then enrolled in Lewis and Clark College, where she studied for an associate degree in accounting but then felt that she wanted very much to study nursing. She earned a nursing degree and as a Registered Nurse, she worked in hospitals in St. Louis and in Alton, IL until she retired in 2010. Most of her career was spent as an Emergency Room nurse at Alton Memorial Hospital. For her, as a nurse helping those in need of care, was very rewarding.

Services will be Saturday, November 23, 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Daniel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her daughter - Cynthia Gober; her sisters – Peggy Hendrix, Marilyn NeSmith (Jack) and Sara Gray and seven nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Jane Shewbart Johnson and Pam Hardin.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.

TERRY JOE ELLIOTT

RED BAY, AL – Terry Joe Elliott, 64, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born in Cleveland, OH and worked at Tiffin Motor Homes, Red Bay, AL. He attended Red Bay United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be Sunday, November 17, 3 p.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS with Bro. Dallas Culver officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of forty-one years – Peggy Elliott, Red Bay, AL; two children – Renee Crites (David) Southaven, MS and Beau Elliott (Hally) Muscle Shoals, AL; three grandchildren – Callie Crites, Ethan Elliott and Maggie Elliott; two sisters – Lisa Mink and Debbie Slayton and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe Elliott and Barbara Sue Askew Elliott Mauldin.

Pallbearers will be Jason Slayton, B.J. Mink, Scott Hamm, Chris Seahorn, Brian Seahorn and Randy Elliott.  Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Elliott, Jack Elliott, Steve Askew and David Crites.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 17, 12-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DEBRA P. SAUVAGEOT

RED BAY, AL – Debra P. Sauvageot, 51, died Friday, November 8, 2019 at Haleyville Health Care Center, Haleyville, AL. She was born in Tupelo, MS and was a substitute teacher for ten years. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Sunday, November 10, 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Rick Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Natasha Patterson Jimenez (Riky) Russellville, AL., Whitney Patterson, Red Bay, AL and Bradley Patterson, Fulton, MS; five grandchildren; her parents – Junior Inmon (Regina) Golden, MS and Sue Inmon, Red Bay, AL; three brothers – Billy Inmon (Marsha) Littleville, AL, Greg Inmon of Louisiana and Tim Inmon (Misty) Nesbit, MS.

Pallbearers will be Dale Wilburn, Allen Hooker, Colby Hester, Alex Martin, Brad Parrish and Joshua McCalpin.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 10, 1-3 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God.

SAMANTHA POTTER

TUSCUMBIA, AL – Samantha Michelle Potter, 23, died Thursday, October 31, 2019. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 9, 10:30 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Visitation will be Saturday, November 9, 10-10:30 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

J.W. GRIFFUS

DECATUR, AL – J.W. Griffus, 95, died Monday, October 28, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 20, 1923 in Red Bay, AL to Mary Melvirda and Jesse Nelson Griffus. He worked at Johns Manville in Illinois and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Decatur, AL.

He was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy Seabees on Okinawa during the war. He loved his country and always jumped to the defense of U.S. servicemen. He was devoted to God, family and country, in that order.

Services will be Saturday, November 2, 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Pastor Dale Dilbeck and Rev. Stan Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by a daughter - Barbara Baccus and son-in-law, Bob Baccus of Braselton, GA; grandson – Andrew Griffus of Johnson City, TN; daughter-in-law – Carla Griffus of San Ramon, CA; brother – Bill Griffus; sister – Birda Mae Gann and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost seventy-two years, Cleo Stockton Griffus and his dear son, Steven Griffus.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Loyd Griffus, Arlie Griffus, Murvin Elrod, Nelson Elrod, Danny Elrod and family friend, David Maxwell.

If one chooses to make a donation in his memory rather than sending flowers, gifts may be made to the veterans’ charity, Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 (online at garysinisefoundation.org) or to Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 2745, Decatur, AL 35602.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Valley and especially to our loving caregivers, Chatan Robinson and Elaine Cain.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 2, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

HOLLIS BROWN

RED BAY, AL – Hollis B. Brown, 93, died Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Providence Hospital in Mobile, AL.  He was born in Itawamba County, MS to Will and Eliza Jackson Brown.  He had been employed at American Motors and Mueller Brass.  He was a member of Bethel Church of God.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 28, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Murlin Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children-Linda Palmer (Rusty) of Grand Bay, AL and Steven Brown (Teresa) of Red Bay, AL; four grandchildren-Adam Brown (Sarah), Nicole Brooks (Aaron), Ashley Hunderman (Bill) and Derrick Nichols; eleven great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and one sister-Carrie Mae Page.

He was preceded in death by his wife Faye Othene Brown; his grandson-Keelon Holder; three brothers-Fred Brown, Arthur Brown and Ernest Brown and three sisters-Gertrude Emerson, Annie Ray Shotts and Evelyn Graben.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Nichols, Austin Scott, Glen Elrod, Logan Holder, Chase Miller and Dreyton Holder.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Shotts, Andrew Stone, Edwin Brown, Mack Brown, Gene Brown and Jimmy Brown.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 27, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

VIRGINIA HIGGINBOTTOM

GOLDEN, MS – Jewel Virginia Higginbottom, 93, died Friday, October 18, 2019 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Itawamba County, MS and worked at Lance Garment, Red Bay, AL for many years. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Golden, MS and attended Northside Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and loved cooking for her family and friends.

Services will be Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Josh Payne and Bro. Chris Higginbottom officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son – Jimmy Higginbottom (Jan), Red Bay, AL; one daughter – JoAnn Johnson, Red Bay, AL; daughter-in-law – Reggie Higginbottom,  Red Bay, AL; six grandchildren – Jason Higginbottom (Jennifer), Jeffrey Higginbottom (LaSha), Lisa Holland (Jamie), Chris Higginbottom (Ashley), Terry Johnson and Janine Dunlap (Justin); fourteen great-grandchildren – Jeremy Higginbottom (Paige), Chandler Higginbottom (Nicole), Caylie Ginn (Tanner), Austin Holland (Lexi Ray), Ashley Holland, Alexis Holland, Sawyer Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Clayton Johnson, Stella Higginbottom, Millie Higginbottom, Jacob Dunlap, Callie Higginbottom and Casen Higginbottom; three great-great-grandchildren – Darbi Higginbottom, Austyn Higginbottom and Braxton Holland; one sister-in-law – Maxine Cooper, Red Bay, AL and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Higginbottom, a son, Johnny Higginbottom, her parents, John B. and Mackie Smith, three brothers, Doyle, Otis and Leon Smith and her son-in-law, Dwight Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Terry Johnson, Jeffrey Higginbottom, Jason Higginbottom, Jeremy Higginbottom, Chandler Higginbottom, Chris Higginbottom and Austin Holland.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 19, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MAC UNDERWOOD

RED BAY, AL – Mac Underwood, 79, died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Itawamba County, MS. He worked in carpet installation for many years and was owner of Underwood Carpets. He was a member of Bethel Church of God and attended Hurricane Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, October 19, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry George officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Lorene Underwood, Red Bay, AL; two children – Tamela Jan Renfroe and Lori Dawn Underwood Parrish, both of Red Bay, AL; five grandchildren – Liza Tamela Ewing (Jay), Timothy James Renfroe, Shawn McKenzie Parrish (Lauren), Lacey Dawn Blassingame (Ronny) and Zachary Tyler Parrish (Hannah); one great-grandson – Carson Drake Gray; three brothers – Tracy Underwood, Billy Ray Hardin and Roy Lee Hardin; one sister – Patsy Rock and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip Carmen Underwood and Edith Justice Underwood; two sons, Shannon and Shane Underwood; one brother, Randall Underwood and four sisters, Carolyn Underwood, Betty Ann Long, Beverly Lynn Nesbitt and Sandra Kay Spurgeon.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Blassingame, Jay Ewing, Shawn Parrish, Zachary Parrish, Rocky Harris and Jeff Holland.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BUDDY McKINNEY

RED BAY, AL – Buddy McKinney, 49, died Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Red Bay, AL and was an automotive mechanic for thirty years. He attended New Union Missionary Baptist Church. He loved Chevy Monte Carlos, professional wrestling and Vietnam history.

Services will be Saturday, October 5, 2 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Daniel Merritt and Kevin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Carla Nunley McKinney, Red Bay, AL; two daughters – Hollie McKinney and Haley McKinney; one sister – Jan Williams (Kevin); nieces and nephews – Mary Kate Williams, Jackson Williams, Charlie Williams and Macy and Molly Bolton; sister-in-law – Amber Bolton (T.J.) and father and mother-in-law – Joe and Debra Nunley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Lois McKinney and his grandparents, L.B. and Audrey McKinney and Will and Mae Carrithers.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Weatherford, Ronald Bolding, Homer Petree, Robert Gober, Frankie Smith and Gerald Collum. Honorary pallbearer will be Eddie Allen.

Visitation will be be Friday, October 4, beginning at 5 p.m. and 12-2 p.m. on Saturday at New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

WAYNE BRAND

RED BAY, AL – Wayne Brand, 59, died Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Indiana and worked as a mechanic for the City of Red Bay for twenty-eight years.

Services will be Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Thomas Kelton officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Sue Brand, Red Bay, AL; his mother – Ivylene Brand, Red Bay, AL; seven children – Jennifer Garrett (Robert) Red Bay, AL, David Brand (April), Golden, MS, Tanya Raper (Josh) Vina, AL, Bill Carter, Red Bay, AL, Diana Brand, Belmont, MS, Steven Vinson (Lindsey), Muscle Shoals, AL and Keith Vinson (Terica) Muscle Shoals, AL; two sisters – Lesa Warren (Rocky) and Martha Brand, both of Red Bay, AL; eighteen grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father – Tracy S. Brand and a brother, Stevie.

Pallbearers will be Josh Raper, Walter Allen Lambert, Eddie Deaton, Zach Garrett, James Vinson and D.J. Hone.

Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Boyd.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SANDRA L. SHEWBART

VINA, AL – Sandra L. Shewbart, 76, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at her daughter’s residence in Tuscumbia, AL. She was born in Gary, IN and received a degree from secretarial school. She was retired as a postal carrier and was a member of Halltown Methodist Church.

Services will be Thursday, September 26, 2 p.m. at Halltown Methodist Church with Bro. Scott Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Mike Jones (Liz) Red Bay, AL and Beth Beaver (Randy) Tuscumbia, AL; two grandchildren – Abbey Jones and Adrienne Nielsen (Morten) and one great-grandchild – Kieran Nielsen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dalton and Vernice Samuelson Shewbart.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 25, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and she will lie in state Thursday, September 26, 1-2 p.m. at Halltown Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halltown Methodist Church.

CHESTER LEE EDWARD BROWN

GOLDEN, MS – Chester Lee Edward Brown, 78, died Friday, September 20, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born in Belmont, MS and worked as a school custodian in Zion, Il.  He was retired from the U.S. Army.

Services will be Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery, Dennis, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sisters – Myrtle Humphres and Linda Folks, both of Red Bay, AL; two nieces – Karen Luras and Kay Austin and four nephews – Roger Humphres, Jerry Humphres, Tony Folks and Don Barnes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Addis Pascal and Allie Lee Ivy Brown, a sister, Vera Mae Barnes and one brother, Addis Ray Brown.

Pallbearers will be Jack Ivy, Larry Ivy, Tony Folks, Hugh Ivy and Roger Humphres.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 22, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TROY R. KELTON

GOLDEN, MS – Troy R. Kelton, 80, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Itawamba County, MS and worked  in woodworking in furniture manufacturing.

Services will be Friday, September 20, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Joe Ball and Bro. Marshall Green officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Virginia Kelton; children – Eddie Kelton (Renee), Lawana Burns (Eddie), Brady Sartin (Adrianna), Alivia Kelton and Brayden Kelton; step-children– Rita Sartin, Emily Murphree and Wade Sartin (Michelle); brothers and sisters– Doc Kelton (Mildred), Paul Kelton (Faye), Murl Kelton (Azalee), Judy Boyd, Betty McMickin and Martha Ball (Joe); seven grandchildren – Dustin Kelton (Jennie), Amie Underwood, Lori Lawrence, Matt Tyra (Vickie), Cody Kelton, Katie Kelton and Kestia Pannell (Patrick); thirteen great-grandchildren – Sam Morgan, Josh Morgan, Eliot Underwood, Cole Underwood, Alex Tyra, Kloe Tyra, Bradon Holcomb, Tyler Holcomb, Preston Kelton, Austin Kelton, Gracie Kelton, Allyssa Pannell and Sarah Pannell and one great-great-grandchild – Jax Underwood.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vernell Kelton, a son, Donald Kelton, a grandson, Nathan Kelton, a great-grandson, Gage Kelton, his parents, Bill and Oda Johnson Kelton, two brothers-in-law, Arthur Boyd and Rickey McMickin.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Burns, Patrick Pannell, Adam Ball, Matthew Ball, Chris Kelton, Tony Kelton and Thomas Kelton. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Parker and Preston Kelton.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 19, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

REX EUGENE EDWARDS

VINA, AL – Rex Eugene Edwards, 77, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and was a truck driver. Rex was a member of the Burleson Masonic Lodge, a Baptist preacher and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Services will be Tuesday, September 17, 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Matthew Haney officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years and eight months – Faye Edwards, Vina, AL; four children – Randy Edwards (Robin) Vina, AL, Regina Archie (David) Fulton, MS, Rhonda Hester (Mike) Vina, AL and Ronnie Edwards (Marguerite) Keller, TX; nine grandchildren – Eugene Edwards (Kim),  Rebecca Moore, Phoebe Darracott (Darryl), Tiffany Archie (Coty), Anthony Hester (Casey), Kelly Eugene Hester, Clarissa, Trenton and Bryant Edwards; two step-grandchildren -  Kim Thomason and Tina Webb and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Gladys Haney Edwards; a son, Rickey Edwards and father-in-law and mother-in-law,  Dalton and Gladys Humphres.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Hester, Kelly Eugene Hester, Trenton Edwards, Donnie Jackson, Eugene Edwards and H.B. Humphres. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryant Edwards, Jason Moore and David Coggin.

Visitation will be Monday,  September 16, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie in state 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

BRENDA MORGAN

GOLDEN, MS – Brenda Gail Morgan, 69, died Friday, September 6, 2019, at North AL Medical Center.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS and was retired from Lindsey Winchester Drapery in Red Bay, AL.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 10, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL.  Burial will be in Maud-Burns Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons-Robert Haney and Robbie Burns both of Golden.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Tommy Morgan; her mother-Reba Mae Burns; her daughter-Melinda Gail Haney and a brother-Vicky Burns.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 10, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

WILMA VERNELL FUNDERBURK

RED BAY, AL – Wilma Vernell Funderburk, a prime example of a virtuous woman, Proverbs 31:10-12, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the age of 93, at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Itawamba County, MS and was a seamstress for thirty-three and one-half years. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be Sunday, September 8, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Mark Barnett and Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She leaves one son – Oneal Funderburk (Charolette); two daughters – Mary Lou Saint (Marlin) and Peggy Ewing (Joe); ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, C.R. Funderburk, a son, M.C. Funderburk, her parents, Marvin and Mary Crowder, three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Funderburk, Shane Funderburk, Scottie Funderburk, Jeremy Funderburk, Micah Funderburk and Darrell Ewing. Her great-grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 8, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LORINE TAYLOR

RED BAY, AL – Elsie Lorine Taylor, 91, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, MS. She was born in Red Bay, AL and worked at Wrangler for over forty years.  She was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be Thursday, August 29, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay and Bro. Ray Burks officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children – James Taylor (Karen) Lawrenceville, GA, Bobby Taylor (Belinda) Belmont, MS, Jackie Credille (Stanley) Red Bay, AL and Mary Pendergraph Holland (Gary) Southaven, MS; ten grandchildren – Chuck Hall, Tammy Hill, Carla Hawkins, Brittany Taylor, Kristina Taylor, Alexandria Taylor, Jamie Green, Nikki Stacy, Amber Williams and Kelsey Taylor; seventeen great-grandchildren – Peyton Green, Hanna-Grace Green, Haven Stacy, Luke Stacy, Hunter Hill, Haley Hill, Allie Taylor, Karley Taylor, Caty Hawkins, Aubrey Dodson, Caroline Smith, Cadence Smith, Caleb Williams, Bethany Williams, Seth Williams, Bethany Mansell and Joshua Rogers; one sister – Edith Scoby, Arnold, MO and a daughter-in-law – Eloise Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie L. “Cork” Taylor, a son, Charles A. Hall, two brothers, R.C. Umfress and R.B. Umfress, one sister, Eula Mae Pace, one granddaughter, Vickie Rogers, one great-granddaughter, Addison Mae Hall, a daughter-in-law, Jacquline Byram Taylor and a son-in-law, Thomas Pendergraph.

Pallbearers will be Josh Stacy, James Brazzel, Josh Smith, Shane Hill, Hunter Hill and Peyton Green.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 28, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SHIRLEY MAE DRADDY

VINA, AL  - Shirley Mae Draddy, 82, died Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Helen Keller Hospital. She was born in Alabama and worked in banking.

There will be no funeral services. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

She is survived by two daughters – Sherry Ann McCarthy (Steve) Red Bay, AL and Teresa Joy Weatherly (Greg) Olive Branch, MS; four grandsons – Eric Clay McCarthy, Nikolas McCarthy, Kegan McCarthy (Scarlett) and Dustin McCarhty (Aimee) and one brother – Willis Strickland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Draddy, her parents, Clint and Flora Garrison Strickland, one sister, Nell O’Dell and two brothers, Glen Strickland and Norris Strickland.

JEAN KENNEDY

GOLDEN, MS – Jean Kennedy, 81, died Friday, August 16, 2019, at her residence.  She was born in Alabama to Troy and Robbie Gentry Holland.  She was a factory worker for over forty years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 20, 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Lee Davis and Bro. Roger Wood officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son-Dennis Kennedy (Martha) of Golden; one grandson-Seth Kennedy (Lisa) of Golden; three great-grandsons-Adam Strickland, Mitchell Kennedy and Bryce Kennedy; one sister-Jeanette Underwood (Carthell) and two brothers-Arvis Holland (Kris) and Jerry Holland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband-Lewis Kennedy; one granddaughter-Lisa Strickland and a brother-Donald Holland.

Pallbearers will be Greg Pharr, Seth Kennedy, Michael Underwood, Gunner Pruitt, Peyton Wooten and Paul Wood.  Her great-grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be Monday, August 19, 6-9 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

GUY BLACKBURN

VINA, AL – Guy Blackburn, 84, died Friday, August 16, 2019, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden, MS.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to Arthur Lee and Floy Idell Thorne Blackburn.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for TVA and was a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 19, 11 a.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating.  Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two daughters-Kim Cook (Mike) of Vina, AL and Edith Hand of Dora, AL; six grandchildren-Linc Hand, Tyann Harrison, Kristi Poss, Kayla Bowlin, Terry Blackburn and David Blackburn; eight-great-grandchildren; one sister-Clyneice Ledbetter and two brothers-Raymon Blackburn and Larry Blackburn.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sue Blackburn; his parents; three sons-David, Terry and Phillip Blackburn and two brothers-Noble and Barney Blackburn.

Pallbearers will be Mike Cook, Kenny Blackburn, Larry Blackburn, Hoytt Humphries, Gary Blackburn, Carl Holland, Michael Cook and Johnny Moore.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie-in-state Monday from 9-11 a.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

LISA DARLENE WINCHESTER

RED BAY, AL –Lisa Darlene Winchester, 43, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL. She was born April 26, 1976 in Red Bay, AL and was co-owner of Lindsey & Winchester Drapery. She loved to play music, ride her Harley and being with people. She was loved by many.

Services will be Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with  Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her sister – Beverly Winchester, Red Bay, AL; one nephew – Ethan Winchester, Red Bay, AL and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Paulette Thorne Winchester.

Pallbearers will be Billy Terrell, David Green, Michael Paul Nichols, J.M. Eddinger, Gary Lindsey and Mark Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Winchester, Weston Terrell and Byron Underwood.

Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 5-9 p.m. and 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

RICHARD FLOYD GILLETTE

HOHFROSCHEN, GERMANY – Richard Floyd Gillette, 54, died on July 25, 2019.  He was born on April 27, 1965 in Red Bay, AL.  He was working under a government contract as a biomedical technician at a local hospital in Germany. Ricky had traveled to many different areas of the country with his job but always considered Red Bay his home.  He had many lifetime friends that he maintained both from Red Bay and all the places he lived.

Services will be at Saturday, August 10, 2019 at noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Rickey Kennedy officiating.  There will be no graveside service and burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his daughter - Alexandria Murray; two grandchildren -Taylen and Swayze; his sister - Stephanie Gillette Alexander and four nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Mills Gillette; his father, Wayne W. Gillette and two brothers, Johnny W. Gillette and Roger A. Gillette.

Visitation will be at Saturday, August 10, 11a.m. until 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DR. JAMES C. JONES

RED BAY, AL – Dr. James C. Jones, 78, born on August 17, 1940, met Jesus to receive his heavenly reward on August 8, 2019. He was a pastor for over fifty years and was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Dr. Jones surrendered to the ministry in 1960 and was ordained in 1962. He married the former Gail Powell on December 30, 1962. Dr. Jones pastored churches in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Illinois, Arkansas and Texas. He was also the president of Oxford Baptist Institute from 1991-1998. He served as the Adult Sunday School Editor for Bogard Press located in Texarkana, TX from 1999-2014.

Services will be Sunday, August 11, 3 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Danny Stanford, Bro. Buel Lewallen, Bro. Daniel Merritt and Bro. Nicky Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his two daughters – Sharon Bolding (Joel) Red Bay, AL and Karen Neal (Tim) Booneville, MS; first cousins – Ruthie and Norm Piper, Phoenix, AZ; one grandson – John Ross Bolding, Red Bay, AL; three granddaughters – Heather Long (Tony) Iuka, MS, Karissa Roach (Michael) Cairo, MS, Anna Petree (Nathan) Burnsville, MS; great-grandchildren – Sheridan Shinar, Carter Shinar, Landon Roach, Layla Murphy, Kaylee Adams, Kai Long, Kadence Long and Sterling Platt-Long and a host of family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, Richard and Claire Roberts Jones and a grandson, Craig Henderson.

Pallbearers will be Mark Massey, Nathan Petree, Michael Roach, Tony Dill, Tony Long and Chris Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Morrow, Gerald Collum, Greg Cummings, Tim Neal, Carter Shinar and Landon Roach.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 10, 5-8 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

BETTY LOUISE CLARK

RED BAY, AL –Betty Louise Clark, 81, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at her residence. Memorial services will be Friday, August 9, 6 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

HILDRED PHILLIPS

RED BAY, AL – Hildred Phillips, 98, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, MS. She was born in Burnsville, MS and was a bookkeeper at Page Chevrolet, Red Bay, AL for forty years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 6, 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one brother – Norris P. Rogers (Carol Ann) Red Bay, AL; one sister – Louise Bonds, Red Bay, AL; one nephew – Thomas Bonds (Dale) Tupelo, MS and one niece – Krista Thomas (Paul) Spring, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskle Phillips and a niece, Martha Bonds.

VESTER “RAY” WILLIAMS, JR.

TREMONT, MS – Vester “Ray” Williams, Jr., 63, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS.  He was born in Red Bay, AL, was a carpenter and was of the Baptist belief. He enjoyed painting, coloring and playing music and pool.

Services will be Saturday, August 3, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Wayne Bridges and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Dwana Sides (Brian) Golden, MS; three grandchildren – Austin Sides, Breana Sides and Braylon Sides; four sisters – Deborah Tucker (Dalton), Deloria Ewing, Denise Golebiewski and Regina Frederick (Mike); one brother – Pat Williams and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester Ray “Raz”  Williams, Sr. and Irene Ruth Allison Williams.; a nephew, Matthew Tucker and two brothers-in-law – George Ewing and Pat Golebiewski.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Brown, Chris Brown, Freddie Brown and Ed Ivey. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Williams, Branigan Ewing, Dalton Tucker, C.J. Blackburn, Drew Williams and Mike Frederick.

Visitation will be Friday, August 2, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

WILLIAMS RIDER

RED BAY, AL – Vernell Williams Rider, 87, died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Franklin County, AL and was a homemaker. She attended Free Will Baptist Church in Cleveland, OH.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 1, 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Larry Williams, Sr., Hamilton, AL; two grandchildren – Donnie Dale Williams, Jr., Hamilton, AL and Emily R. Goldsworthy, Elizabeth City, NC; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters – Vernice Lynn, Bonnie Patterson, Barbara Primm and Sarah Mercer and one brother – Billy Stanphill.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, James L. Williams and Lawrence Ray Rider; two children – Donald Wayne Williams and Donnie Dale Williams, Sr., one granddaughter, Elizabeth Williams; two brothers, Edward Stanphill and James Stanley Stanphill and two sisters, Shirley Stanphill and Lona Mae Letostak.

Pallbearers will be Dale Williams, Tim Deaton, Tim Thorn and Harold Shotts.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 1, 10-12 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TOM HAMILTON

GOLDEN, MS – Franklin D. “Tom” Hamilton, 82, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Lawrence County, AL and was a factory worker for more than thirty years.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Andy Barnett officiating. Burial will be Saturday, August 3, 2 p.m. in Morris Chapel Cemetery, Hillsboro, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by four children – Raymonda Vinson (Gary), Sharon Bowen and Michael Hamilton, all of Golden, MS and Kenny Hamilton, Red Bay, AL; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters – Faye Aday, Moulton, AL and Gearldine Shaw, Kissimmee, FL and the mother of his children – Mamie P. Hamilton.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 27, 10-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

STEPHEN L. BROWN

GOLDEN, MS – Stephen L. Brown, 65, died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born in Gary, IN and was a mobile home service technician.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 19, 4 p.m. at Joel Cemetery, Dennis, MS with Tony and Traci Seger officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery, Dennis, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of forty-three years – Pamela Brown; one son – Joshua Brown; three grandchildren – Taylor, Dominick and Matthew Brown; two sisters – Teresa Ozbirn (Johnny Mac) and Kathy Hudson; brothers and sisters-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Doris Payne Brown.

MARY MELLONS

HODGES, AL – Mary Jane Mellons, 67, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.  She was born in Michigan to Paul and Harriet Kline Neverth.  She had worked as a seamstress at Wrangler for twenty-five years. She was currently employed at Sunshine Mills World Pet.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Ricky Collum and Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hodges, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children-Tammy Lynn Holland (Shannon), Shane Doyle Scott and B.J. Scott; three grandchildren-Briley Holland, Cody Holland and Amber Sigafus (Will); one great-granddaughter-Marley Sigafus; one sister-Barbara Wyatt (Frank); sister-in-law-Carol Neverth; nieces and nephews-Renee Stoll (Steve), Heather Rottman (Jay), Sarah Wyatt, Rhonda Neverth and Brent Neverth and a host of great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-Mike Neverth.

Visitation will be Monday, July 15, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

NICKY WIGGINS

RED BAY, AL – Phillip Nixon “Nicky” Wiggins, 66, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Russellville, AL and was a lab technician at Sunshine Mills for thirty-two years.

Services will be Friday, July 12, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of forty-three years – Debbie Wiggins, Red Bay, AL; two children – Andy Wiggins (Mary) and Jenny Miller (Justin) all of Red Bay, AL; two grandchildren – Corilee and Johnathon; one sister -   Liz LaBorde (Don) Charlotte, NC and three sisters-in-law – Rena Wiggins, Breman, GA, Wanda McNeil (Sherrill) Red Bay, AL and Sophia Martin, Grenada, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oval Woodrow and Zevie Sims Wiggins, a brother, Jimmy Wiggins and a brother-in-law, Harold Martin.

Pallbearers will be David Wiggins, Steve Wiggins, Shane McNeil, Tommy Townsend, Dustin Wilson and Justin Miller.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 11, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL.

LARRY ATTAWAY

RED BAY, AL. – Larry Evans Attaway, 62, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Alabama and married June Paden on July 12, 1975. He was a member of First Baptist Church Vina, AL and worked for Asplundh tree service for thirty-eight years.

Services will be Tuesday, July 9, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, ALwith Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of almost forty-four years- June Attaway; a daughter- Donirea Blackburn (Jerry); a son- Derek Attaway (Shannon), two sisters- Kim Lindsey (Karen) and Michelle Attaway; one brother- Herb Attaway;  four grandchildren- Marley Timms (Tee Jay), Josh Wilson, Kyler Blackburn and Kaley Attaway and two nieces- Jessica Perkins and Jacqlyn Perkins.

He was preceded in death by his mother- Bertha Massey Lindsey; his father- Herbert Evans Attaway and  two brothers- Terry and Barry Attaway.

Pallbearers will be Kyler Blackburn, Josh Wilson, Kent Moore, Josh Young, Zach Young and Chris Bolden. Honorary Pallbearers will be Derek Attaway and Jerry Blackburn.

Visitation will be Monday, July 8, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

PANSY McKINNEY

RED BAY, AL – Pansy McKinney, 70, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Alabama and was a homemaker.

Services will be Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus and Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her grandkids – Gregory Blanton and A.J. Blanton; one sister – Clara Faye Holland (R.V.); two nieces – Sandra Shaw (Ken) and Sherry Owens; one nephew– Robert Holland (Chrissy); great-nieces and nephews – Kim Brown (Matt), Craig Young (Maggie), Kristi Hall (Jonathan), Sonya Red (Chad) and Kanah Johnson (Gavin) and a host of great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston McKinney, her parents, Lois and Ruby Burks and her godson, Michael Blanton.

Pallbearers will be Robert Holland, Gavin Johnson, Jonathan Hall, Matt Brown, Chad Red and Craig Young.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

WAYNE HOLLAND

TOWN CREEK, AL – Wayne Holland, 67, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Birmingham, AL and worked for thirty years in Water Works for Franklin and Lawrence County. He was a Grade 4 Water Operator for Moulton Water Works, Moulton, AL

Services will be Monday, July 1, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Ledbetter and Bro. Tony Wood officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Brandon Holland (Carolina) of Sydney,Australia; two step-sons – Rodney Scott (Beth) Moulton, AL and Dean Scott (Tammy) Vina, AL; one granddaughter – Gracie Holland; eight step-grandchildren – Bailey, Braydee, Alexia, Cordale, Arthur, Lauren, Nathan and Andrea; one step-great-grandchild – Memphis; his mother – Sarah Holland, Vina, AL and two sisters – Donna Norris and Doris McCarley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Holland, a nephew, Keith Allen Spencer and a great-niece, Marley Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Randy Knight, Jason McCarley, Kevin Spencer, Alton Barksdale, Donnie Holland and Cody Watson.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 30, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HENRY JOEY WALKER

HODGES, AL – Henry Joey Walker, 61, died Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Russellville Hospital. He was born in Iuka, MS and worked at Tiffin Motor Homes. He was a member of New Mt. Carmel Church, Hodges, AL.

Services will be Saturday, June 29, 4 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Hodges, AL with Bro. Tony Wood and Bro. Dwayne Satterwhite officiating. Burial will be Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of  twenty-two and one-half years – Keri Walker, Hodges, AL; two sons – Henry Joshua Walker and Henry Aaron Walker; one sister – Evelyn Engle (Thurl) Hodges, AL; sisters-in-law – Debbie Sargent (Dave) Ocala, FL, Cheryl Scofield,, Ocoee, FL; brother-in-law – Doug Keller (Jodi) Ocoee, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar F. and Cherry Faye Wilson Walker.

Pallbearers will be Austin Oliver, Cody Colburn, Anthony Lovett, Shane Lovett, Koty McCarley and Ronnie Palmer.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, 2-4 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

AZZIE LEE MARTIN

RED BAY, AL – Azzie Lee Martin, 91, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. She was born in Mississippi and was a factory worker for fifty years.

Services will be Saturday, June 29, 12 p.m. at the former Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Johnny Smith and Bro. Mark Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Burgess Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Wanda Martin, Red Bay, AL; five grandchildren – Anthony Hackman, Jamie Martin, Nathan Martin, Jessica Walker and Joy Phillips; thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Martin, Sr., two sons, James A. Martin, Jr. and Walter Martin, one daughter, Janie Phillips, one infant daughter, one grandson, Eric Martin and her parents, William and Mary Gillis Humphrey.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Martin, Anthony Hackman, Jamie Martin, Michael Cannon, Derrick Anderson and Daniel Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Tabbs and Cornelius Walker.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, 11-12 p.m. at the former Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

JAMES SPARKS, SR.

RED BAY, AL – James Sparks, Sr., 91, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay, Red Bay, AL. He was born in Alabama, was a factory worker and a member of The Church of God, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Tuesday, June 25, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bobby Clark officiating. Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – James Sparks, Jr. (Cathern), Walter Sparks (Patricia) and Frances Garrison (Wayne) all of Red Bay, AL; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother – William Sparks, Linden, AL and one sister – Virginia Hill, Linden, AL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethelene Sparks, an infant son, Thomas Sparks and his parents, Walter and Willie Beverly Sparks.

Pallbearers will be Josh Elrod, James Earl Sparks, Eddie Cothrum, Ricky Lindley, Andrew Huston and Ryder Johnson.

Visitation will be Monday, June 24, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

WESLEY MANCO JACKSON

BEACH PARK, IL - Wesley Manco Jackson, 91, died June 7, 2019. He was born September 7, 1927 in Vina, AL to Luther and Annie Jackson.  Wesley enjoyed fishing, rummaging and playing solitaire.  He was a kid at heart and loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday, June 17, 2 p.m.at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Robert Wood officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years - Mildred “Mit” Jackson; two daughters- Deborah Foster and Sherrie Ostrander, both of Beach Park, IL; five grandchildren - Christopher Foster, April Foster, Wendi Good, Jamie Ostrander (Debbie) and Dana Ostrander and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and ten siblings.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Ostrander, Dustin Ostrander, Trevor Ostrander, Wade Irby, Lucas Holden and Alex Good.

Visitation will be Monday, June 17, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JACKIE FAY FOWLER

NORTHPORT, AL – Jackie Fay Fowler, 82, died Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Franklin County, AL and was a supervisor at Aeros Instruments. She attended South Hamilton Baptist Church, Hamilton, AL.

Services will be Thursday, June 20, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Wanda Taylor (Raymond) Hamilton, AL and Lisa Fowler Reid (Eric) Northport, AL; five grandchildren – Bobby Taylor, Tina Turner, Michael Taylor, Britney Lockhart (Tim) and James Nix; eleven great-grandchildren – Zach Turner, Jaden Turner, Drake Taylor, Cassie Taylor, Cade Taylor, Savannah Taylor, Sarah Taylor, Noah Taylor, Mischa Taylor, Emmie McCullar and Taylor George and two great-great-grandchildren – Nolan Taylor and Sawyer Madrie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert O’neal Fowler, her parents, Herman and Opal Hamm Hammock and three sisters, Jean Warren, Margie Plumley and Doris Kelley.

Pallbearers will be James Nix, Bobby Taylor, Timothy Lockhart and Raymond Taylor.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARGIE POUNDERS

TREMONT, MS – Margie Sue Harrell Pounders, 94, went Home to be with the Heavenly Father on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Joe and Mich Cantrell Harrell.  Margie was a member of the Bounds Homemaker’s Club and a devoted member and long-time Sunday School teacher at Providence Baptist Church.  She retired after teaching at Banner and then Red Bay for more than thirty years.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and cooking.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 18, at 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Elvis Carter and Bro. Joshua Hopkins officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Tremont, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her son-Gayre Pounders and wife Pat Barnett Pounders of Tremont; two granddaughters-Amy Emerson and husband Dwain of Hamilton, AL and Audrey Wylie and husband Lee of Saltillo; three great-grandchildren-Drew Emerson, Kayden Wylie and Vada Wylie and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by her husband of almost 77 years, Leon Pounders; her brothers-Morris, Murvin and Underwood Harrell and her sisters-Lennice Chism (Bascom), Michel Alverson (Bill) and Enola Pounders (Travis).

Pallbearers will be Dwain Emerson, Lee Wylie, Drew Emerson, Terry Harrell, Johnnie Weatherford and Lee Page.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 18, 11-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Providence Baptist Church.

ANGELYN BOYD

RED BAY, AL – Angelyn Boyd, 68, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at her residence.  She was born in Halltown to William David and Esterlene Wilson Boyd.  She had worked as a seamstress for Wrangler for thirty years.

Graveside services will be Sunday, June 16, at 3:30 at Halltown Cemetery with Gerald Collum officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her brother- Randy Boyd (Pam); her sister-Wanda Boyd; nieces and nephews-Tiffany (Bob), Richard (Katie) and a great niece Caroline; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her family will serve as pallbearers.

FRANKIE HAMM

RED BAY, AL – Frankie Oscar Hamm, 63, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Cottage of the Shoals, Tuscumbia, AL. He was born in the Halltown Community and worked at Sunshine Mills for thirty-six years. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three sons – Jared Hamm (Crystal) Russellville, AL, Jason Hamm and Joel Hamm, both of Colbert Heights, AL; two grandchildren – Alex and Alyssa; parents – Oscar and Willodean Hamm, Red Bay, AL and one sister – Peggy Chaffin, Red Bay, AL.

Pallbearers will be Rob Hall, Steve Hall, Zach Hall, Jared Hamm, Jason Hamm and Joel Hamm.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 15, 9:30 -11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JIMMY LEE SPARKS

VINA, AL – Jimmy Lee Sparks, 81, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born in Franklin County, AL and was retired from Sunshine Homes.

Graveside services will be Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. at Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children – Judith Agee (Willie) and Steven Lee Sparks (Laurie), all of Killen, AL and two grandchildren – Gage and Jace Agee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Auburn and Rilla May Barker Sparks and a brother, Charles Sparks.

ALLEN C. “CARL ALLEN” JOHNSON

GOLDEN, MS – Allen C. “Carl Allen” Johnson, 72, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Itawamba County, MS to Lyle Lamar and Thelma Louise Ewing Johnson and was owner of a trucking company. He was a member of Red Bay Holy Church of Christ and served in the National Guard for six years.

Services will be Friday, May 31, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Wayne Bumgart and Bro. Rex Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years – Barbara Johnson; two daughters – Tina Morrow (John) Tremont, MS and Regina Holland (Randall) Red Bay, AL; six grandchildren – Tara Baggett (Justin), Curtis Morrow (Josi), Sara Green (Kyle), Grant Holland (Kalee), Maddie Henson (Adam) and Jacob Holland (Kristen) and ten great-grandchildren – Jessie Baggett, Lyvi Baggett, Raigan Henson, Rilynn Henson, Tyson Holland, Ava Holland, Gatlin Morrow, Marlee Holland, Tucker Green and Charney Green.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Morrow, Grant Holland, Jake Holland, Justin Baggett, Kyle Green and Adam Henson. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Peck, Hugh Scott, Ricky Ewing and Jackie Johnson.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

HAL PATTERSON

TREMONT, MS – Hal Aston “Dave” Patterson, 85, went to his forever home on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home surrounded by loved ones.  He was a lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, MS and worked in furniture manufacturing for forty years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He attended Providence Baptist Church.

Services will be Monday, May 27, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jeff Lentz, Bro. Randy Parchman and Bro. William Warren officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate of sixty years – Bonnie Faye Patterson; daughter – Teresa Joyce Engle (Rodney) Golden, MS; grandchildren – Tanya Goodloe, Jasper, AL, Crystal McDonald, Corinth, MS, Austin Engle (Megan) Dennis, MS and Samantha McDonald, Tremont, MS; great-grandchildren – Kassy, Harley, A.V. and Jena Holcomb, Levi Engle, Katelyn Tanner and Haley Engle and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanza McDonald, his parents, Ray and Annie Mae Patterson, a granddaughter, Jessie Faye Engle, a grandson, Rocky Engle and siblings, Paul Patterson, James “Jimmy” Patterson, Martha Ann Mitchell and Fannie Sue Chaney.

Pallbearers will be John Raymond Patterson, Ronnie Mills, Tim Thorne, Dennis Mitchell, Jerry Morgan and Scott Mitchell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Bridgman and Harold Shotts.

Visitation will be Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

REV. LOWELL BAGGETT

RED BAY, AL – Reverend Lowell Dayton Baggett, 91, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay.  He was born July 23, 1927 in Vina, AL. to Elbert Baggett and Nonnie Armstrong Baggett.  He married Charlene Ledbetter on December 23, 1944 and together they served the Lord in music and ministry for seventy-four years.  Reverend Baggett served as Sr. Pastor of General and Southern Baptist congregations in Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Arizona and Tennessee before retiring from Community Center Baptist Church in Red Bay, AL in 2010.  Originally his calling to serve the Lord was in music where he attended the Vaughn School of Music and Conservatory of Music in Detroit, MI.  At the age of thirty, he was called to preach yet continued his love for the music notes wherever he served by teaching choirs and his family the importance of reading music, singing the scales, and worshiping the Lord through song.  Lowell’s children have lasting memories around the living room and sanctuary pianos practicing and memorizing gospel music.  His songs were published later in his life by the Cumberland Valley Music of Knoxville, TN, as well as other Tennessee publishers of congregational songbooks.  He loved his Savior and faithfully served God’s people and looked forward to hearing God say, “Well done”.

Services will be Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating.  Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL. will be in charge of arrangements.

Reverend Baggett is survived by three children – Glenda Baggett, Pensacola, FL, Terry Baggett (Jan) Houston, TX, and Karen Tilford, Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren– Christopher Sprabary (Christina), Hayley Cavin, Lindsey McGovern (Brad), Dr. Sean Tilford (Margaret Anne) and Tyler Tilford (Ashleigh) and five great-grandchildren.

SUSAN LEE PUGH

RED BAY, AL - Susan Lee Pugh, 63, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Tishomingo Manor, Iuka, MS. She was born July 10, 1955 in Sheffield, AL and was a homemaker.

Services will be Saturday, May 25, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Sean Martin, Red Bay, AL; Regina Vessey (Sean) Deland, FL and Tammera Keller (Nathan) Tishomingo, MS; seven grandchildren – Chloe, Devyn, Brendan, Sasha, Alexis, Camden and Aurora; great-grandchildren; one sister – Janice Lynch (David) Belmont, MS and two brothers, Charles Handley and Bill Handley, both of Red Bay, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Bonnie Handley, grandparents, Flois and Eula Brown and a brother, Jerry Handley.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Malone, Adam Lynch, Chad Malone and Leo Laffler.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ARCHIE T. HARDIN

VINA, AL – Archie T. Hardin, 83, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, MS. He was born to Taft and Eunice Hudson Hardin on October 12, 1935 in Franklin County, AL. Archie was retired from the State Highway Department. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching the kids play ball. He loved the Crimson Tide of Alabama. He was a member and deacon at Pilot Hill Baptist Church and loved his family and God.

Services will be Wednesday, May 22, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Arthur Hardin and Alton Hester officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children – Alice Pitts (Tony), Joe Hardin (Laura) and Rita Parrish (David) all of Vina, AL; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother – Arthur Hardin (Lisa) Belmont, MS; four sisters-in-law – Yvonne Williford, Hodges, AL, Joyce Holland, Carol Jones (Kinneth) Russellville, AL and Lorna Strickland of Michigan and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Hardin; his parents; two brothers, Howard and Andy Hardin; two sisters, Beulah Thornton and Sharon Ball; son-in-law, Joe Clack and daughter-in-law, Gina Hardin.

Pallbearers will be Shane Clack, Stuart Clack, Joshua Parrish, Sam Pennington, Mark Hardin and Anthony Hardin.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JOHN BARKER

VINA, AL –John Barker, 45, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Red Bay, AL and was a clearing contractor.

Services will be Thursday, May 16, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Ros Barker officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one sister – Judy Austin, Centerville, Iowa; two brothers – Ronald Barker and Ros Barker, both of Vina, AL; one nephew – Stephen Austin; two nieces – Jenny Little and Katie Austin and one great-nephew – Austin Little.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Tamara Furman Barker and his wife, Melissa Cole Barker.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 15, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

RITA JEFFREYS

RED BAY, AL – Rita Faye Harris Jeffreys, 62, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at her residence.  She was born in Haleyville, AL to George and Imogene Aderholt Harris who preceded her in death.  She was a beautician for over twenty years and was a God fearing woman who loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 15, 2 p.m. at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Lindsay, Brad Bolton, Bro. Mitch Nethery and Bro. Yohan Hong officiating.  Burial will be in Posey Mill Cemetery in Haleyville, AL.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years-Brente Jeffreys of Red Bay; her daughter-Georgia Jeffreys of Red Bay; two brothers-Jimmy Dale Harris (Sharon) of Houston, AL and Larry Harris of Haleyville, AL; one sister-Jean Robinson of Russellville, AL; three nieces-Shonda Price, Shay Riddle and Shellie Behrens.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Hicks, Darit Riddle, Mike Price, John Behrens, Kolby Galloway and Cooper Riddle.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, 6-9 p.m. at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

BERTRAM HUDSON HESTER

VINA, AL - Bertram Hudson Hester, 94, passed away Wednesday May 8, 2019, at Helen Keller Hospital. Bert was a lifelong resident of Franklin County, worked as a teamster, and retired from TVA.

Bert was a World War II veteran, having joined in 1943 and served in the US Navy in the South Pacific on the USS Amsterdam CL 101. Bert was an active member of the American Legion and served in many posts. Bert was a member of the Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Mike Deaton officiating. Military honors and burial will be at Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Bert is survived by daughter, Pam Hendon (David) of Sheffield, AL; granddaughter, Laryessa Holmes (John) of Soddy Daisy, TN; grandson, Corey Hendon (Kelly) of Athens, AL; great grandson, Ian Holmes; great grandson, Casey Hendon; great granddaughter, Coraline Hendon; brother, Charles Hester of Pensacola, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Bert was preceded in death by his wife, Elma Jean Hester; daughter, Sandy George; granddaughter, Jeannine Hendon; great granddaughter, Olivia Hendon; and several brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 12, 2-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

KAY CREEKMORE NEWELL

RED BAY, AL– Kay Lynn Creekmore Newell, age 65, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church from 12:00-3:00 PM, followed by a funeral service at the church at 3:00 PM. Her son-in-law, Joel Davis, pastor of Westside Baptist Church, Talladega, AL, will officiate with assistance from Steve Lindsay and David Corum of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Kay was born on October 5, 1953, in Russellville, AL, to Raymond and Edith Creekmore. She lived her entire life in Red Bay, graduated from Red Bay High School in 1972 as co-valedictorian, then attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College. At Northeast, Kay participated in the band and majored in music education with an emphasis on piano, earning her associate degree and graduating summa cum laude.

Upon graduation, Kay married Robert Newell in 1974 and began her first career teaching private piano lessons from 1974-1989, building a thriving studio where she often taught over 60 students per week. In 1986, Mrs. Newell enrolled in the University of North Alabama and started preparing for her second career as an elementary teacher. She graduated summa cum laude from UNA in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree with dual certification in both elementary and early childhood education. While teaching at Red Bay Elementary, she returned to UNA and earned a master’s degree in 1994. Before retiring in 2013, she taught several different grades at Red Bay during her 24 years of service. During her teaching career, second grade was her favorite grade to teach, and she was selected as Teacher of the Year during the 2009-2010 school year.

Kay attended Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church from 1956 until her death, and starting at the age of 13, played either the piano or organ nearly every Sunday for over 50 years. She also taught Sunday School, VBS, and for many years co-directed the church’s children’s choir that competed annually at the National Association of Free Will Baptists.

Mrs. Newell was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Marie Gilliland Creekmore; and grandparents, Eugene and Estelle Gilliland, Hersey and Flora Creekmore, and Gurtie Carnes.

Kay is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert Newell; son, Jerrod Newell of Northport, AL; daughter, Emily Newell Davis (Joel) of Moody, AL; grandsons, Noah and Micah Davis; father, Raymond Creekmore; brother, Keith Creekmore; niece, Madison Creekmore Adkins, and numerous cousins, friends, and church family members.

Kay enjoyed spending time with her family cooking meals and celebrating holidays, spoiling her grandsons, growing flowers, and participating in church activities. Her family would like to thank the staff at Kindred at Home and Hospice of North Alabama and numerous family members, special friends, and church family members for their love and support during Kay’s battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Gideon Bibles be purchased in her memory.

ELOWESE HUMPHRES

RED BAY, AL – Elowese Humphres, 90, died Friday, May 3, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Hoy Eugene and Eddie Odean Ledbetter Davis. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be Monday, May 6, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Daniel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Faye Spraggins, Jackie Humphres and Bobby Humphres (Barbara) all of Red Bay, AL; three grandchildren – Daniel Spraggins, Jessica Ozbirn (Robert) and Adam Humphres and two great-grandchildren – Aubrey Ozbirn and Annabelle Ozbirn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virdo Humphres and a son, Dexter Humphres.

Visitation will be Monday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.   

EDWARD ONEAL BOLTON

GOLDEN, MS – Edward Oneal Bolton, 80, died Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Tishomingo County, MS. He and his brother, James Bolton, owned and operated Bay Radio & TV Service for over thirty years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, served in the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion.

Services will be Saturday, April 27, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. David Kelley and Bro. Cory Pruitt officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years – Barbara Bolton, Golden, MS; two daughters – Edwina Harris and Jacqueline Kennedy; three grandchildren – Madonna Pruitt (Cory), Justin Roberts and Madyson Bolton; four great-grandchildren – Ayden Sartin, Cohen Pruitt, Cullen Pruitt and Kahlynn Bolton and one sister – Brenda Stepp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Bolton and Lonie Blanton Bolton, a son, Jeff Bolton, a son-in-law, Chuck Harris and a brother, James Bolton.

Pallbearers will be Terry Sparks, Gerald Sparks, Wayne Emerson, J.P. Wilemon, Robert Cashion and Charles Searcy. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Witt, Clifford Page, Harold Ginn and Johnny Weatherford.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 27,  2-3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL. 

WILLODENE PETREE

TREMONT, MS – Willodene Elizabeth Petree, 90, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at her residence.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to Rather and Ruby Mitchell Shewbart.  She was a homemaker and member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 22, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Terry Paul Graham and Bro. Arthur Hardin officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Tremont, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children-Ann Robinson (Charles) of Mooreville, MS, Sue Norris (Ronnie) of White Pine, TN, Sandra Dill (Danny) and Mike Petree (Candace) all of Tremont, MS; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one brother-Billy Shewbart (Sue) of Russellville, AL; one sister-Doris Berry of Tuscumbia, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband-Trilles Petree; one son-Randy Petree; her granddaughter-Anita Robinson; one brother-Edgar Shewbart and one sister-Charlene Hacker.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Monday, April 22, 12-3 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SHELLIE COATS SCOTT

VINA, AL – Shellie Lou Coats Scott, 99,  passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Red Bay Hospital.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to Obe and Mattie Bonds Coats.  She was a factory worker for 25 years and a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a gifted seamstress for many years.

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Quinn and Bro. Danny Stanford officiating.  Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children-Louise Shewbart (Forbus) of Vina, AL, Truman Scott (Jackie) of Hodges, AL, Charlotte Spearman of Muscle Shoals, AL and Sue Leiser (Bert) of Tuscaloosa, AL; daughter-in-law-Kay Scott of Hodges, AL; ten grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and two sisters-Dot Honeycutt and Dorothy Rollins both of Red Bay, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband-Bill Scott and one son-Billy Joe Scott.

Pallbearers will be Lance Rozelle, Joseph Emerson, Kevin Scott, Brian Scott, Kaleb Scott, Blake Taylor, Bryan Hester and Austin Scott.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 14, 1-3 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

BILLY JOE SCOTT

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Billy Joe Scott, 62, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born January 21, 1957 in Alabama and was a carpenter for more than thirty years.

Services will be Thursday, April 11, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Tammy Scott, Russellville, AL; six children – Joshua Shae Scott, Belmont, MS., Joshua Paul Clark, Jacob Scott (Sundea), Jared Scott (Samantha), Billie Jo Scott and Jeromy Scott, all of Russellville, AL; nine grandchildren – Alex Scott, Allyssa Leonard, Kayleigh Scott, Kaden Wilson, Sara-Katheryn Scott, Atley Scott, Katie Jo Scott, Aliyah Scott and Anniston Scott; three brothers – Lee Scott (Geneva), Roger Scott (Jane) and Mike Scott; two sisters – Mary Elrod (David) and Patty Scott; his mother – Lillie Mae Scott, Hamilton, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Medford Scott, a son, Billy Jason Scott, a brother, Stewart Scott, a sister, Lucille Martin and a brother-in-law, Mike Whitehead.

Pallbearers will be Adam Whitehead, Joey Sliman, Casey Poores, Kaden Wilson, Travis Lunctot and Jake Hamilton. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenneth Pilkinton.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MICHAEL P. (MIKE) SPARKS

June 13th, 1938 – March 20th, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20th, Mike Sparks of Red Bay, Alabama, slipped the bonds of Earth and passed into Heaven after a well-lived 80 years.

Mike is survived by his sons: Michael Brent Sparks and David Blake Sparks and wife, Heather Sparks; grandchildren: Jonathan Sparks, Natalie Sparks, Michael Sparks, Skyler Sparks, and Ethan Sparks; and great-grandchildren: Anna Headley, Charlee Sparks, Callen Lunn, and Avery Sparks. He was preceded in death by his parents John F. Sparks & Lena K. Sparks, sibling’s four sisters and two brothers, and wife Patricia B. Sparks.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Mike’s adventurous and driven spirit was evident at an early age. Mike majored in marketing at the University of Alabama which lead to a wide range career as Director of Retail Marketing, Marketing and Sales Promotion Manager, Advertising and Sales Manager and entrepreneurship in restaurant and furniture industries. He was extremely successful and eventually led to answering the call he felt in ministry and counseling, his willingness to try something new and drive to succeed was unmatched.

He believed deeply that it was by God’s help and grace alone he was able to overcome many obstacles and struggles in his life, and he never failed to credit God for it. As a result, Mike became well-known for big hugs, big laughs, and big help. He was grateful for the opportunity to help others in any way he could, always reassuring, “If there’s hope for me, there is hope for anyone.” with a laugh and a smile.

Mike enjoyed the great outdoors, traveling, and riding his motorcycle. His love for learning never diminished, even earning his master’s degree in later adult years. Of all the loves in Mike’s life, undoubtedly, he loved God and his family the most.

Mike spent 56 years alongside his wife Patricia, and together they went on many adventures including long distance moves, raising their two sons Brent and Blake, having grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all while sharing an unbreakable bond and an unconditional love and devotion for each other.

A memorial service celebrating Mike’s life will be held on Thursday April 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 509 4th Ave SW, Red Bay, Alabama.  Friends and family are invited to attend a reception after the service. Private burial arrangements are being handled by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay Alabama.

Mike was a man of many stories, and as we celebrate his life, we hope you will bring your stories to share. Flowers may be ordered by Consider the Lilies Tel: (256) 356-8313.

WILLIAM ARCHIE “BIG A” HARDIN

VINA, AL – William Archie “Big A”Hardin, 75, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Red Bay Hospital. He was born December 4, 1943 in the Old Burleson Community in Franklin County, AL. He was a steel worker for U.S. Reduction for eighteen years and then retired as a truck driver. He was a member of Old Burleson Baptist Church, Old Burleson Masonic Lodge and Cahaba Temple Shriners.

Services will be Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with James Overton officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two daughters –  Cynthia Gober (Larry Creekmore) Red Bay, AL and Loretta Hovater (Tracy) Tuscumbia, AL; three grandchildren – Adara Cromeans (Kevin) Muscle Shoals, AL, Lakota Hovater and Brady Hovater, both of Tuscumbia, AL; three sisters – Marie Upton, Bob Ann Fowler and Polly Loden, all of Vina, AL and a brother-in-law – Bobby Robinson of Vina, AL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marvalene Lewey Hardin, his parents, Stirl and Topsy Gober Hardin, a sister, Carolyn Robinson and brother-in-law, Arvie Upton.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Upton, Steven Scott, Steven Webb, Kevin Cromeans, T.J. Fowler, Brian Davis and Darrin Lewey. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Fowler, Jim Jackson and Russell Davis.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 30, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Red Bay Hospital Nursing Staff and Dr. Kristy Crandell.

ALICE MAE EMERSON

RED BAY, AL – Alice Mae Emerson, 70, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born March 30, 1948 in Opelika, AL and was a homemaker. She was a member of Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Saturday, March 30, 12 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Single Springs Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Robert Junior Emerson; three children – Jean Ann Pendley (Christie), Joyce Marie Wright (Kenny) and Larry Travis Emerson (Cindy); seven grandchildren– Austin Chance Williams, Jessica Renee McBride, Alaina Lou McBride, Larry Alexander Emerson, Aaron Wayne Pitts, Veronica Leigh Pace and Brad Parrish; one brother – Michael Flournoy and three sisters – Catherine Woods, Kay West and Teresa Guntharp.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Alvin Flournoy, her mother, Murlene Flournoy, two sons, Robert Alan Emerson and Harlon Wayne Bartlet, three brothers, Eddie Flournoy, Frankie Flournoy and Timothy Ralph Flournoy and six sisters, Jean Griggs, Joyce Harrison, Bonnie Watson, Shirley Pounders, Louise Hamm and Joan Knecht.

Pallbearers will be Larry Emerson, Marcus King, Shannon Cochran, Chris Lindley, Jeremy Malone and Clayton Diehl. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommie Hindman, Dwain Strickland, Kenny Wright and David Barnes.

Visitation will be Friday, March 29, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BRO. BOBBY MASSEY

GOLDEN, MS – Bro. Bobby Glen “Paw” Massey, 76, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the North AL Medical Center.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to Marshall and Geneva Humphries Massey.  He began his ministry at Providence Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church.  He founded and pastored at Friendship Baptist Church.  He then became the pastor at Forrest Grove Baptist Church and was the current pastor at Hurricane Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Kevin Merritt and Randy Sparks officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by four children-Myra Coats (Ricky) of Vina, Sheila Smith (David) of Dennis, Angie Gilliland (Dallas) of Red Bay and Tony Massey (Angie) of Golden; Eighteen grandchildren-Beth James (Matt), Josh Phifer (Kim), Matt Phifer (Sami), Duston Mills (Heather), Ashley Mills, Will Weeks, Haven Massey, , Logan Massey (Melissa), Zak Coats (Katrina), Chase Coats (April), Josh Coats (Britni), Sonya Burns (Brian), Dee Smith, Stephanie Smith, Wendy Stanley (Josh), Breeze Gilliland, Autumn Higginbottom and Hunter Higginbottom; 29 great-grandchildren-Lexi, Brady, Mattie Brooke, Jace, Maddox, Marlie, Xander, Weston, Tatum, Lydia, Kurtis, Jesse, Jolie, Ava, Paisley, Lilli, Caleb, Autumn, Asher, Reed, Libbi, Lizzi, Beau, Cole, Colton, Parker, Anna, Grethen and Bryant; two sisters-Linda James and Kathy Coats (Harold); sister-in-law-Mayola Massey; seven nieces; three nephews and a host of other friends who called him “Paw.”

He was preceded in death by his loving wife-Doris Massey; two grandchildren-Cory and Brooke Mills; his brother-Jimmy Massey; sister-Nella Jean Massey; his parents and his brother-in-law-Robert James.

Pallbearers will be Tony Massey, Logan Massey, Josh Phifer, Duston Mills, Matt Phifer, Brady Collum, Mark Massey, Greg Strickland and Jarod Massey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Benson, Jeff Holland, Freddie Watson and Bobby Raines.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 19, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TALMADGE LEWEY

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Talmadge  “T.B.” Lewey, 76, died Monday, March 11, 2019 in Franklin County, AL. He was born May 31, 1942 in Franklin County, AL and worked with the State of Alabama Highway Department for thirty-five years. He was a member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a member of Franklin County Cattlemens Association and president of White Oak Hunting Club. He had served in the U.S. National Guard.

Services will be Saturday, March 16, 12 p.m. at Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Silas Oliver and Bro. Stephen Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three brothers – Carl Lewey (Karen), Russellville, AL, Horace Lewey (Pam) Russellville, AL and Norris Lewey (Brenda) Red Bay, AL; two sisters – Racine Holt (Ed) and Berlene Puckett, all of Cleveland, Ohio; eleven nieces and nephews; twenty great-nieces and nephews and a step-grandson – C.J. Bennett, Cherokee, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lewey and Gladys Jarnigan Lewey, an infant brother, Joseph Lewey, one niece, Emily Skidmore and a brother-in-law, Jim Puckett.

Pallbearers will be Torrey Lewey, Brandon Lewey, Charles Kemp, Jon Pruitt, Sonny Allen and Aiden Lewey. Honorary pallbearers will be White Oak Hunting Club members and Northwest Alabama Salebarn friends.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church and continue until service time on Saturday.

CHARLES EDWARD SPENCER, SR.

VINA, AL – Charles Edward Spencer, Sr., 77, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his residence. He was born May 26, 1941 in Franklin County, AL to Jerome Spencer and Bessie King Spencer. He worked in maintenance at Sunshine Homes for twenty-nine years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Belmont, MS.

Services will be Friday, March 15, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Barry Holcomb officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven and one-half years – Ann Spencer, Vina, AL; two children – Sarah Nichols (Kenny) Hamilton, AL and Charles Edward Spencer, Jr. (Misty) Vina, AL; six grandchildren – Brandie Davis (Jason), Tracy Wells (Kollin), Erica Grimes (Zach), Samantha Stallworth (Trei), Logan Spencer and Chad Nichols (Kelli); ten great-grandchildren – Jacob Davis, Jaycee Davis, Gretchen Davis, Bryce Wells, Addison Grimes, Rykki Stallworth, Donnie Stallworth, Cameron Nichols, Asher Nichols and Deacon Nichols and one sister – Barbara Kennedy, Belmont, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, James Robert Spencer, Larry Spencer, David Spencer and Danny Spencer, a brother-in-law, Gene Kennedy and a son-in-law, Ricky Holland.

Pallbearers will be Jason Davis, Jacob Davis, Kollin Wells, Zach Grimes, Trei Stallworth, Chad Nichols, Logan Spencer and Anthony Spencer.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 14, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

FRED JUNIOR GRAHAM

THOUSAND PALMS, CA – Fred Junior Graham went to be with the Lord March 5, 2019 of a heart attack. He was born January 1, 1931 to Fred and Vivian Graham. He married Rachel James on January 3, 1953. He was a factory worker at Johnsmanville in Illinois, truck driver at Gunite A Go Go, in his retirement he did cleanup for HUD housing in California. He served in the U.S. Army from April 1, 1948 to April 1, 1952.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 16, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL with military graveside service to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Rachel Graham; son – James C. Graham; grandchildren – James R. Graham and Laurie Lynn Blankenship; great-grandchildren – Gage and Emily Ann Graham, Bryan Marx, Ethan and Raydon Blankenship; sisters – Helen Hall, Faye Young and Virginia Graham and a brother – Johnny Graham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Elrod, sisters, Mary Jo Holly and Wanda Pendergraph and brothers, Waymond, Burl and George Graham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

JEANETTE GOBER

HODGES, AL – Aden Jeanette Gober, 93, passed from this life on Thursday, March 7, 2019. She was born March 29, 1925 in Franklin County, AL to William Roebuck Wallace and Mary Lula Puckett Wallace. She was a member of Hodges Convention Baptist Church.

Services will be Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Pastor David George and Pastor Adam Pharr officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons – Glyne Gober (Janet) and Steve Gober (Betty); eight grandchildren – Andy Roberson (Shelia), Lane Roberson, Robin Pharr (James), Dana Stidham (Greg), Briana George (David), Jennifer Frederick (Brad), Jessica Linam (Randall) and John Gober (Courtney); eighteen great-grandchildren – Amanda Hester (Josh), Tyler Roberson, Adam Pharr (Lexy), Ethan Pharr, Gabe Stidham, Mason Stidham, Lucas Stidham, Emma Stidham, Marlee George, Reagan George, Ava George, Davis Rhett George, Hayes George, Nora George, Connor Frederick, Teddy Frederick, Sarah Linam and Cole Linam and two great-great-grandchildren – Paige Hester and Skyler Hester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Gober; a daughter, Gerelene Overton and twelve brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Andy Roberson, Tyler Roberson, Ethan Pharr, Gabe Stidham, Mason Stidham, Lucas Stidham and Skyler Hester.

The family would like to thank the staff at Terrace Manor Nursing Home in Russellville, AL for their kindness and care.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JUNE BOLTON

RED BAY, AL – June Bolton, 89, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born July 11, 1929 in Waukegan, IL to Alvin Jenson and Daisy Ladwick Jenson. She was a homemaker and attended Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Services will be Monday, March 11, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Pastor Tony Pitt. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years – Wilbert Bolton, Red Bay, AL; daughter – Joy Taylor, Red Bay, AL; two sons – Dale Bolton, Red Bay, AL and Kenneth Bolton (Jodi) Beach Park, IL; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be Monday, March 11, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

KATHY EMERSON

VINA, AL – Kathy Jean Beasley Bridges Emerson, 65, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Russellville Hospital.  She was born in Alabama to Alvie and Nellie Chambers Beasley.  She was a homemaker, a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church and the Gideon Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 6, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Clint Holcombe, Bro. Greg Beasley, Bro. Brian Bridges and Bro. Cody Tucker officiating.  Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband -V. H. Emerson of Vina, AL; Son-Brian Bridges (DeAnn) of Hartselle, AL; step-son-Mark Emerson (Cindy) of Russellville, AL; step-daughter-Christy Franks of Muscle Shoals, AL; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law-Frances Beasley, Ramona Beasley and Marie Beasley and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents; her first husband-Ed Bridges; four brothers-Hubert, Frank, Gene and Dewey Beasley and one sister-Stella Mae Beasley.

Pallbearers will be Mark Emerson, Dwayne Emerson, Cody Tucker, Braden Holcombe, Kerry Beasley, Clint Robinson and Casey Beasley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CECIL COLE

RED BAY, AL – Cecil Cole, 82, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his residence.  He was born in Ligon, KY to James and Bertha Tackett Cole.  He was retired from General Motors.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 6, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. James Nichols officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hodges, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife of 61 years, Patricia Cole of Red Bay; three children-James Cole of OH, Cecil Cole (Cher) of Durand, MI and Pamela Cole of Dundee, MI; seven grandchildren-Walter Cole, Stephanie Cole, Cierra Cole, Brandee Meadows, Victoria Latta (Kyle), Jessica Perez and Richard McLaughlin (Erin); two great-grandchildren-Cooper Latta and Aubrey White; one brother-Charles Cole; one sister-Esta Cottrell and a very special friend-Alan Wood.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister-Marie Woodrum.

Pallbearers will be Charles Cole, Stan Cole, Richard McLaughlin, Evan Bishop, Alan Wood and Jeremy West.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BEADIE ARMSTRONG ELKINS

CROSSVILLE, TN – Beadie Armstrong Elkins, 92, formerly of Red Bay, AL met her Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019. She was cared for by hospice and caregivers at Wyndridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility in Crossville, TN.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 27, 1 p.m. at Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Bobby Massey and Gerald Collum officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one sister – Judy Yvonne Armstrong Owens and husband, Larry Owens of Crossville, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram “Harry” Elkins; parents, Mathie and Gertrude Massey Armstrong; an infant sister, Eana Mae Armstrong; brothers, Vernon Glen Armstrong and James Keith Armstrong.

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Armstrong, Johnny Armstrong, Mark Massey, Austin Childers and Larry Owens.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 26, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAMES DOYLE SWINDLE

RED BAY, AL – James Doyle Swindle, 87, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven, MS.  He was born April 3, 1941 in Golden, MS and worked in maintenance for a retail company for more than fifty years. He was a veteran of the United States Marines.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, February 26, at 1 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. A.G. Stepp officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his son-Thomas G. Swindle (Linda); his daughter-Melissa Swindle Daniels (Ricky); granddaughter-Katherine Fesmire (Eric); two grandsons-Adam Kowing (Jessie) and Jeffrey Daniels; one great-grandson-Blake Daniels; two sisters-Nellie Patterson and Mary Holder (Junior); one brother-Odell Swindle (Tiny) and several nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years-Floyce Jean Carnes Swindle; three sisters-Rebel Stockton, Eupal Wells and Kathleen Stepp (M.L.) and one brother-in-law-Sam Patterson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 26, 11-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

EVA SHOOK

GOLDEN, MS – Eva Snow Shook, 91, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Russellville Healthcare in Russellville, AL.  She was born in Red Bay, AL to Amphy Gerome and Vira Wroten Sartain.  She worked along her husband as the receptionist at Shook Chiropractic for forty years.  She was a member of Golden Central Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 19, at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Nathan Hodum and Bro. Matthew Fancher officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children-Jessie Patrick of Russellville, AL, Donna Cooper (Roy) of Evans, GA and Ray Shook (Sherry) of Golden, MS; five grandchildren-Jason Patrick, Kheri Cash (Kevin), Kevin Cooper (Gina), Leah Shewbart and Dr. Ramey Shook III (Lori); eight great-grandchildren-Brooke Shewbart, Chase Cooper, Lane Shewbart, Sydney Cooper, Eva Cora Cooper, Cooper Cash, Olivia Harris and Raylea Shook and two brothers-in-law-Clois Shook (Val) and Royce Shook (Yvonne).

She was preceded in death by her husband-Dr. Raymond U. Shook, Sr.; her parents and five brothers and sisters-Alean Sartain, Pauline Jackson(Clyde E.), Esta Lee Page (Neal), Kenneth Sartain (Fay) and Clayton Sartain (Opal).

Pallbearers will be Joel Page, Lee Page, Ramey Shook, Jason Patrick, Kevin Cooper, Lane Shewbart and Dwight Jackson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 19, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JOHNNY RAY EMBREY

GOLDEN, MS – Johnny Ray Embrey, 64, died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born February 11, 1955 in Itawamba County, MS. He was a factory worker and attended Antioch Baptist Church, Golden, MS.

Services will be Saturday, February 16, 3:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Golden, MS with Bro. Dean Warren officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters – Summer Tanner (Daniel) and Chasidy Embrey (Jarrett Riddle), all of Golden, MS; five grandchildren – Davin Tanner, Lenzie Tanner, Pearson Tanner, Teller Embrey and Katley Riddle; eight sisters – Mary Adair, Julie Bridges, Charlene Grimes, Joyce Creel, Louise Daniel, Velma Vess, Bobbie Embrey and Nola Underwood; four brothers – Archie Embrey, Tom Embrey, Dale Embrey and Paul Embrey and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Kathy Crane Embrey, his parents, M.T. Embrey and Birdie Hudson Embrey, mother-in-law, Louise Crane and father-in-law, Glenn Crane.

Pallbearers will be Dale Embrey, Jesse Embrey, Brandon Embrey, Daniel Humphries, David Leathers and Landon Fell. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Presley, Dale Gravitt, Leonard Prine, Justin Gravitt, Trent Gravitt, George Embrey, Jesse Vess and Gage Creel.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, February 15, at Antioch Baptist Church, Golden, MS and continue until service time on Saturday.

JUDITH SHOTTS STEWART

BATTLE CREEK, MI - On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan, Judith Carol Shotts Stewart left her earthly home, bound for her heavenly one. There she was greeted by her mother, her brother, her son and many others gone on before her.  Judy was born September 26, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert Paul and Lula Floy Thorn Shotts who were respectively from Marion and Franklin Counties in Alabama.   Paul and Floy moved from Alabama to Michigan to find work around 1936.

Judy grew up in Detroit and finished high school, graduating with honors.  During her teen years, she studied piano and became an accomplished pianist.   Following high school, she went to work for General Motors Corporation in Detroit, from which she retired after a 30-year career as an executive secretary. She attended Bethel Baptist Church in Battle Creek, MI.

She was married to William L. Stewart of Tacoma, Washington. They had one son, Gordon Michael Stewart, who predeceased both of them in September, 2002 in Tacoma, Washington. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her only sibling, an older brother, Robert Lee Shotts and his wife, Dorothy.

She is survived by one grandson - Brandon Stewart; nieces – Judith Allen, Greenville, SC, Robin Bishop and  Misty Harley, both of Columbia, SC, Juanita Shotts and Lili Cheney, both of Battle Creek, MI and Faith Shotts-Flikkema, Grand Rapids, MI; a nephew – Jonathan Shotts, Battle Creek, MI and an aunt – Gertrude Edman, Hamilton, AL.

Graveside services will be Saturday, February 9, 3 p.m. at Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, AL with Jonathan Shotts officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery in the Shottsville Community, State Road 56, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.     

TONY ALLISON

GOLDEN, MS – Tony Lynn Allison, 61, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019, at his home after an extended illness. Tony was a friend to many and never meet a stranger. He was a truck driver for many years but his joy was farming.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 3, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Toby Allison officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by the love of his life Janet Allison; three children- Emily Hubbard (Dean), Jason Allison (Shara), Justin Allison (Brittany), six grandchildren- Victoria amd Harley Strickland, Jax and Bentleigh Allison, Ashton and Ben Hubbard, Son-in-law- David Strickland,  four brothers- Alvin Allison (Sadie), Billy Joe Allison (Anna), Mike Allison, Chris Allison ( Loretta), two sisters- Anita Kirk and Sue Williams, Mother-in-law- Peggy Mitchell, three sisters-in-law- Dana Hester (Steven), Janan Mitchell, Judy Allison, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Louise Murphy Allison, a sister- Judy Carol Allison, Granddaughter- Lacey Strickland, Father-in-law- Gene Mitchell, Brothers-in-law- Effton Mitchell, Clifford Kirk and Fred Williams.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 3, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al..

DANNY RAY BREWER

FULTON, MS – Danny Ray Brewer, 64, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born January 6, 1955 in Marion County, AL and was a truck driver. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Sunday, January 27, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Dawn Brasher officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Teresa Martin Brewer, Red Bay, AL; three children – Dawn Brasher, Albertville, AL, Joy McCarley (Dewayne) Hamilton, AL and Daniel Brewer (Ashley) Fulton, MS; eleven grandchildren – Alex (Morgan), Matt, Brandon, Jonathon, Lakira (Stephon), Destinee, Caitlin, Benton, Harleigh, Austin and Kylee; one great-grandchild – Everly; one sister – Mary Emerson (Billy); his baby – Molly and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lay Brewer and Jessie Virda Griffus Brewer.

Pallbearers will be Alex Berry, Jonathon Sullivan, Matt Berry, Brandon Berry, Michael Emerson and Dustin Jones.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 27, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MILDRED E. KENNEDY

RED BAY, AL – Mildred E. Kennedy, 85, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at her residence.  She was born March 25, 1933 in Hodges, AL to George “Cap” and Ada West.  She was a member of Red Bay First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Sunday, January 27, 2 p.m. at Red Bay First Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Bill Harper officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one daughter-Elizabeth Elder (Jeff) of Madison, AL; two sons-Keith Kennedy (Janet) and Mike Kennedy (Beverly) all of Red Bay; seven grandchildren-Kreg and Kurt Kennedy; Brent and Trish Elder and Allie, Alex and Anna Kate Kennedy; two sisters-Virginia Crawford of Clarksville, TN and Jo Anna Cathey of Mt. Juliet, TN and a host of nieces and nephews.  The family would like to express thanks to the wonderful caregivers who showed her endless love and devotion.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Jerold Kennedy; a son-Brent Kennedy and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Kreg Kennedy, Kurt Kennedy, Brent Elder, Alex Kennedy, Larry Ayers and Brett Ayers.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 26, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL. She will lie in state Sunday, January 27, 1-2 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at the Red Bay First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1203, Red Bay, AL 35582.

DOROTHY MAE CHILDERS

RED BAY, AL – Dorothy Mae McGaughy Childers, 84, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at her residence. She married Odis Clifton Childers on September 29, 1950 and was a loving wife, mother and cherished friend. She was retired as a supervisor for Abbott Laboratories and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Services will be Thursday, January 24, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Johnny E. Houston officiating. Burial will be in Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by five children – Orlon Mark Childers (Veneta), Charles David Childers, James Michael Childers (Patricia), Karen Joan Childers and adopted son, David Wayne Childers (Donna); one sister – Dona Ann Ball and one brother – Albert McGaughy; seventeen grandchildren – Angela Childers, Crystal Athey, Ryan Childers, LaDonna Holt, Misty Gisoldi, Katie Brown, Michelle Kurtis, Samuel Tucker, Phillip Childers, Jayme Childers, Cole Childers, Jonathan Childers, Noah Childers, Jeremy Marabelli, Darren Marabelli, Adam Marabelli and Cliff Cornell and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Clifton Childers, two sons, Odis Clifton Childers, Jr. and Phillip Dean Childers, two infant sisters and two grandchildren, Robert Childers and Jessie Childers.

Pallbearers will be Charles David Childers, James Michael Childers, David Wayne Childers, Cole Childers, Jeremy Reid Marabelli and Darren Thomas Marabelli.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DAVID BARRON

RED BAY, AL - David Wayne Barron, 37, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his residence.  He was born in Maben, MS on November 27, 1981 and had worked in the shipping department of Action Furniture.  On August 15, 2002, he was in an accident caused by a drunk driver which paralyzed him.  He has been in the care of his mother for sixteen years.

Memorial services will be Monday, January 21, at 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Richard Triste officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his daughter Julianna Barron of Verona; his mother-Pam Baureis (Kenny Hamilton) of Red Bay; his father-Dale Barron of New Site; his sister-Haley Barron; his brother-Ryan Barron and his grandparents-Linnie Mae and Ricky Dees.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents-Jack and Betty Barron and James Edward Gannon; his great-grandparents-Travis and Coleen Barron, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Thorn and Lois and Elvie Jackson.

Visitation will be Monday, January 21, 2-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

IVA MILLER

VINA, AL – Iva Dell Miller, 82, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS.  She was born March 7, 1936 in Alabama and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy in Golden, MS.

Services will be Saturday, January 19, 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy, Golden, MS with Bro. Edwin Pharr and Bro. Marvis Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son – Royce Miller (Joyce) Vina, AL; one daughter – Wanda Cleveland (Jackie) Montgomery, AL; three sisters – Helen Cox (Ray) Vina, AL, Eva Wiginton, Hamilton, AL and Evie Strange (Troy) Mantachie, MS; two brothers – Mack Brewer (Dianne) Hamilton, AL and Gene Brewer (Anita) Hamilton, AL; four grandchildren – Jeffrey Cleveland (Stefanie), Erik Miller (Kayla), Jeremy Cleveland (Candace), Amanda Adams (Johnny) and nine great-grandchildren  - Jonathon Cleveland, Alexis Adams, Cruise Miller, Jeriah Cleveland, Brycen Adams, Gracie Miller, Grayson Cleveland, Emmy Claire Cleveland and Carriana Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Alvie Miller, a daughter, Carolyn Miller, parents, Curtis and Melissa Brewer and two brothers, Elmer Brewer and Alvie Brewer.

Pallbearers will be Erik Miller, Jeffrey Cleveland, Jeremy Cleveland, Johnny Adams, Kenny Holland, Terry Brewer and Jason Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathon Cleveland, Alexis Adams, Cruise Miller, Jeriah Cleveland, Brycen Adams, Gracie Miller, Grayson Cleveland, Emmy Claire Cleveland and Carriana Cleveland.

Visitation will be  Friday, January 18, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and she will lie in state Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy, Golden, MS.

ELLA FAYE HOLLAND

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Ella Faye Holland, 85, died Monday, January 14, 2019 at North Al. Medical Center, Florence, AL. She was born April 12, 1933 in Vina, AL and worked at Wrangler for twenty-five years. She was a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Thursday, January 17, 11 a.m. at Pilot Hill Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. W.D. Humphres and Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children – Deborah Jones (Johnny), Danny Holland (Bridget) and Dennis Holland (Margaret); ten grandchildren – Jennifer Coman (Quan), Jill Holland (George), Andy McCarley (Jennifer), Lakesha Holland (Radley), Johnine Rhodes (Bradley), Tyson Holland (Erica), Morgan Holland (Kerry), Auston Holland, Patches Shaffer (Chris) and Lindsay Evans (Jeremy); sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister – Marsha Smith; one step-brother – G.A. McNeese and lifelong friend – Lora “Clem” Marbutt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Holland, her father, Floyd M. Coats, her mother, Lillian Oliver Coats, step-mother, Esie McNeese Coats, two step-sisters, Dot Camp and Bernell Long and one step-brother, Doug McNeese.

Pallbearers will be Radley Holland, Bradley Rhodes, Tyson Holland, Quan Coman, Andy McCarley, Auston Holland, George Bush and Kerry McCollum.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 16, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and she will lie in state Thursday, January 17, 10-11 a.m. at Pilot Hill Baptist Church.

ANITA WINCHESTER

BARTLETT, TN – Anita Lois Winchester, 59 passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN.  She lived in Red Bay for many years and attended school at Red Bay and the Sara Dinsmore Center.  She and her parents then moved to Bartlett, TN where she was loved and cared for by her sister for the last sixteen years.  While living in Red Bay she attended Pleasant Site Church of Christ.

A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, January 13, at 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Adam Pharr, Bro. Marshall Emerson, Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Bill Harper officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters-Ralph and Cheryl Winchester, Melinda Humphres, Patricia and Tommy Burns, Nancy Childers and Danny Winchester; her nieces and nephews-Gary and Kim Lindsey, Cindy Pounders, Beverly Winchester, Lisa Winchester, Heather Eddinger, Leslie and Jordan Ritchie, Jamie and Stephanie Childers and Sabrina and Corey Stone; a host of special great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents-Floyd and Pauline Winchester; sister-Jeanette Lindsey; brothers-Paul and Paulette Winchester and Ronnie Childers and nephews-Ashley Rhett Winchester and Christopher Lee Winchester.

Pallbearers will be Gary Lindsey, Jamie Childers, Jerry Michael Eddinger, Ethan Winchester, Zach Pounders and Chase Lindsey.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 13, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Sara Dinsmore Center, P.O. Box 1456, Red Bay, AL 35582.

DELLA INMAN

RED BAY, AL – Della Hill Inman, 99, died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Generations of Red Bay.  She was born March 10, 1919 in Randolph County, AL to Reuben Hill and Lucinda Nix Hill. She was a seamstress for fifteen years and was a member of Vina First Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Wednesday, January 2, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Ledbetter and Rachelle Graham officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Charles Inman (Peggy) and Danny Inman (Rita), all of Red Bay, AL; three grandchildren – Josh Inman (Gretchen), Christopher Inman (Cathy) and Rachelle Graham (Matthew) and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, N.C. “Sheep” Inman, an infant daughter, Margie Diane Inman and ten brothers and sisters.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARGIE FOWLER

TREMONT, MS – Margie Ann Fowler, 76, died Friday, December 28, 2018 at NMMC.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Zelon and Adonis Bradley Jackson.  She was a homemaker and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 31, 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry George, Bro. Glen Bridgmon and Bro. Patrick Fowler officiating.  Burial will be in Altar Baptist Church Cemetery, Tremont, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four sons-Frankie Fowler, Jeff Fowler (Sheila), Phillip Fowler (Stacey) and Ricky Fowler (Diana) all of Tremont; nine grandchildren-Jeremy Fowler (Monica), Kelli Page (Kirby), Patrick Fowler (Emily), Brandon Fowler (Kayla), Tyler Fowler (April), Isabella Fowler, Tessa Fowler, Cheyenne Fowler and Dakota Fowler; three great-grandchildren-Presley Fowler, Collins Fowler and Noah Fowler; two sisters-Patricia Earnest and Martha Jackson and one brother-Tommy Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Hollis Fowler; her parents and a great-grandson-Ryan Fowler.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Fowler, Patrick Fowler, Brandon Fowler, Tyler Fowler, Lee Parker and Jimmy Lucas.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 30, 6-9 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

CHARLES DAVIDSON

VINA, AL – Charles W. Davidson, 85, died Friday, December 28, 2018 at NMMC.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to William Taft and Gertrude Taylor Davidson. He worked as an accountant for Lockheed and also as a cattle farmer.  He attended Atwood Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 31, 3 p.m. at Atwood Baptist Church with Bro. Nathan Davidson officiating.  Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children-Charles L. Davidson (Kim) of Tyler, TX, Richard S. Davidson (Georganne) of Lawrenceville, GA and Gail Wade (Bob) of Mableton, GA; his adopted son-Gary Davidson of FL; twelve grandchildren-David Davidson, Daniel Davidson, Timothy Davidson, Hannah Davidson Riekelman, Lily Davidson, James Davidson, Jennifer Davidson Bush, Larissa Davidson, Rachael Wade, Robby Wade, Ben Davidson and Brooklyn Davidson; two great-grandchildren-June and Elaina Riekelman; two brothers-James Royce “Bud” Davidson and Tommy Davidson; two sisters-Shirley Hindman and Margie Upton and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife-Carolyn Davidson; his parents; daughter-Lisa Davidson and one sister-Shelby Oliver.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Monday, December 31, 2-3 p.m. at Atwood Baptist Church.

RAY ROBERSON

VINA, AL – Ray Lehman Roberson, 73, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born August 15, 1945 in Alabama and worked as a supervisor for Motorola for ten years.

There will be no funeral services. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

Survivors are one daughter – Lacey Roberson; two special step-daughters – Tammy Favela and Tonia Sewell; grandchildren – David Sewell, Jr., Shanna Williams, Amber Favela, Mario Favela, Jr. and Dakota Ray Roberson; two great-grandchildren – Arya Sewell and Ava Sewell; one sister-Lavelle Lindley and one brother – Edward Roberson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Lawton and Maudie Weaver Roberson and a brother, Howard Roberson.

JOYCE PURSER

RED BAY, AL – Myra Joyce Purser, 80, passed away December 23, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.  Joyce was born March 4, 1938, in Red Bay, AL to Alexander and Rubie Morrow.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a faithful member of the Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church for over fifty years and was known to be adventurous and loved to travel in her later years.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 26, 1 p.m. at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Raper and Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating.  Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband John Ralph Purser of Red Bay; four children-David Purser (Beth), Jimmy Purser, Liz Hester (David) and Suzanne McPeak (Scott); one sister- Louise Raper; one brother-Jesse Jones, Jr.; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-Gina Hardin; granddaughters-Heather Porter and Amy Hester; three sisters and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Purser, Justin Purser, Adam Hester, Alex Purser, Dylan Hester, Noah Hester, Conner Porter and Matthew Williams.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 26, 10-1 at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

JAMES ECKLE WILLIAMS

HODGES, AL – James Eckle Williams, 83, died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born January 26, 1935 in Atwood, AL and was retired from M & M Mars after thirty-three years.

Services will be Monday, December 24, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Barbara Fay Williams, Chicago, IL, James Allen Williams, Chicago, IL, Michael Bruce Williams, Hodges, AL and Annette Hamby (James V.), Hodges, AL; one granddaughter – Cassie Williams; brothers and sisters – Bobbie Lynn Williams, Marion Wallace, Ann Cantrell, Billy Joe Williams and Hertis Williams and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ellen Fox Williams, his parents, Claude Nolan Williams and Iris Page Williams, two sisters, Sandra Gail Williams and Claudie Mae Hudson and one brother, Herbert Williams.

Visitation will be Monday, December 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

RUBY CANTRELL

RED BAY, AL – Ruby Jewel Cantrell, 77, died Friday, December 21, 2018 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born November 25, 1941 in Franklin County, AL and was a factory worker for fifteen years. She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, December 22, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Ginn and Bro. W.D. Humphres officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two granddaughters – Tracie Whittington (Chuck) Bluntsville, AL and Tami White, Vina, AL; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters – Darcie Lindley, Golden, MS and Ann Wilkins (Randy) Red Bay, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Cantrell; a daughter, Debra Ann Young; parents, George Scott and Lena Howard Scott and brothers and sisters, Everlean Scott Coats, George Junior Scott, Billy Joe Scott, Ratha Scott, Edgie Scott, Idell Pounders, Arbie Scott, Lorene Jones, Leuvenia Bray, Lucille Presley and Melvin Clement.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Lindley, Damion Whittington, Patrick White, Ricky Coats, Bruce Coats and Charlie Whittington.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ELIZABETH GREEN

GOLDEN, MS – Elizabeth Ellen Green, 46, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at her residence.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to Jim L. and Dulcie Timbs Green.  She attended Salem Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 21, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her mother-Dulcie Green of Golden; one sister-Stephanie Green of Fulton; one brother-Richard Green of Golden; niece-MaKayla Green and one aunt-Virginia Abbott of Red Bay.

She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents-Hosea and Daisy Timbs and James and Juanita Green.

Visitation will be Friday, December 21, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LILLIAN UNDERWOOD

GOLDEN, MS – Lillian Mae Underwood, 76, died Monday, December 17, 2018 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS.  She was born in Marion County, AL to Mills Edward and Polly Ann Pratt Pope.  She was a member of Calvary Family Worship Center.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 19, 3 p.m. at Calvary Family Worship Center with Bro. Toby Allison and Bro. Bobby Humphres officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children-Ronnie Parker (Melissa) of Red Bay, Roger Parker (Kay) of Golden, Michael Underwood of Russellville and Amy Redden (James) of Tupelo; ten grandchildren-Blake Parker, Chad Parker, Tiffany Brown, Brandon Parker, Miranda Davis, Nikki Underwood, Natalie Redden, Jason Underwood, Jessica Underwood and C.J. Underwood; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband-Morgan Gerald Underwood; son-Christopher Underwood, Grandson-Christopher Dale Underwood; five brothers-James Pope, Leroy Pope, Mills Edward Pope, Jr., Willie D. Pope and David Ray Pope and four sisters-Eloise Pope, Ethelene Pope Sparks, Martha Fay Shaw and an infant sister.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Wood, Greg Kent, Ricky McGee, T.J. Allison, Roger Wooten and Kenny Shaw.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 18 beginning at 5 p.m. at Calvary Family Worship Center.

WENDELL C. GARRISON

RED BAY, AL –Wendell C. Garrison, 80, died Friday, December 14, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 4, 1938 in Franklin County, AL to Johnny Garrison and Lola Rutherford Garrison. He was a construction worker for twenty years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be Sunday, December 16, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Scott Webster officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Opelene Garrison, Red Bay, AL; four sons – Ricky Garrison (Phyllis) Red Bay, AL, Larry Garrison (Gidget) Tupelo, MS, Terry Garrison and Joel Garrison, both of Red Bay, AL; eight grandchildren – Ricky Garrison, Jr., Clint Garrison, Brittany Bradford, Zack Garrison, Colin Garrison, Cody Garrison, Luke Garrison and Grant Garrison; five great-grandchildren; one brother – Harold Garrison, Red Bay, AL and one sister – Laura Brewer, Hamilton, AL.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 16, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CORA L. NELSON

RED BAY, AL – Cora L. Nelson, 100, died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at her residence. She was born May 18, 1918 in Franklin County, Al. to Felix Oscar Hamm and Dora Ellen Hall Hamm. She was a homemaker and a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, December 8, 3 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay and Bro. Yohan Hong officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Helen Nelson and Bobby Nelson, both of Red Bay, AL; seven grandchildren – Susanne Franklin, Lynnette Mann, Dianna Stepp, Connie Nunley, Meleah Huguley, Julie Hester and Lindley Hollander; fifteen great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren and one sister – Avie Bohannan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Maurice Nelson, her parents, a son, Tommy Nelson, an infant daughter, Dora Lee Nelson, four brothers and two sisters.

Her great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Red Bay United Methodist Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 126, Red Bay, AL 35582.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 8, 1-3 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

EDITH JOHNSTON LEDBETTER

RED BAY, AL – Edith Johnston Ledbetter, 89, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at her residence. She was born April 18, 1929 in Alabama to Husie Johnston and Lonie Humphres Johnston. She was a homemaker and a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Sunday, December 2, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Tim Harris and Bro. Greg Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one daughter – Linda Harmond (Tom) Mathiston, MS; four grandchildren– Jamie Gray McNeil (Shane), Cody Patrick Gray (Tracey), James Ryan Seahorn and Jordan Chance Seahorn; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters – Marie Lemay, Averine Ledbetter and Sue Davis and two brothers – Howard Johnston and Billy Johnston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Ledbetter and a daughter, Vondia Lynn Pharr.

Pallbearers will be her nephews – Benny Johnston, Hugh Johnston, Terry Hall, Belton Johnston, Jr., Charles Edward Spencer, Jr. and Ted Lemay.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DOROTHY JEAN HARRIS

RED BAY, AL – Dorothy Jean Harris, 85, died Monday, November 26, 2018 at her residence. She was born December 13, 1932 in Mississippi to Reggie Thomas Davis and Flossie E. Yarber Davis. She was retired from Southern Rural Health Care Consortium. A former City Clerk in Red Bay, she was a founding member of Bear Creek Development Association. She was a member of the Civitan Club, Red Bay Garden Club, P.T.A. and was always active in community affairs. She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Red Bay and a lifetime member of the choir.

Services will be Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Rev. Bill Harper and Rev. Benny Yarber officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one brother – Douglas Davis (Rayma), The Villages, FL; one daughter-in-law-Edwina Harris, Red Bay, AL and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.M. Harris, Jr., a son, C.M. “Chuck” Harris III, her parents and a brother, John Paul Davis.

Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DORIS BISHOP

RED BAY, AL – Doris Ann Bishop, 73, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Southern Magnolia in Golden, MS.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to Walter G. and Mary Helen Miller Bishop.  She graduated from UNA with the BS degree.  She worked as an interior designer for Sunshine Homes for 43 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Red Bay.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 19, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Rev. Yohan Hong and Rocky Rockhill officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in East Franklin.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sisters-Mary Bishop Mills of Red Bay, AL and Mattie Bishop Tucker (Sam) of Jasper, AL; one brother-William E. Bishop, Sr. (Barbara) of Russellville, AL; nieces and nephews-Debbie Tucker Segars (Chris), Chris Tucker (Amy), Bill Bishop (Leah), Diann Nichols (Donnie) and Leann Mills Markham; special great-nephew-Mason Nichols; eleven great nieces and nephews and a special friend-Tammie Elam of Florence.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents-Earl and Hudie Miller and W.A. and Della Bishop and a brother-in-law-G.A. Mills, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bishop, Donnie Nichols, Chris Segars, Chris Tucker, Bill Nabors and Spencer Markham.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 18, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Red Bay, AL 35582 or to the American Cancer Society.

NATHAN “NED” DAVIS

RED BAY, AL – Nathan Edward “Ned” Davis, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born to Benjamin Nathan and Gennell Lee Davis May 19, 1928, in Bunnell, FL.  He graduated from West Memphis, Arkansas where he received a scholarship in football and basketball to attend Northeast MS Community College in Booneville, MS.  He was voted Mr. Northeast and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame on September 2014.  Ned was plant manager for Blue Bell, Inc. for 27 years and had served on the Red Bay City Council for two terms.  He enjoyed watching all sports and attending games where his grandchildren played, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Red Bay and was a veteran of the US Army where he served in Tokyo, Japan during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be Sunday, November 18, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Rev. Yohan Hong officiating.  Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

is survived by his wife Willard Pounds Davis of Red Bay; three daughters-Judith Adams (Shane) and Dawn James (Troy) all of Red Bay and Teresa Senter of Belmont; three grandchildren-Kristi Senter of Iuka, Eddie Peden (Jessica) of Red Bay and Anna Graham (Andy) of Fairview and four great-grandchildren-Kylie Brooke Peden, Katelin Lane Senter, Klarke Davis Senter and Emma Grace Graham.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Julia Clark Davis and a son-in-law-Jackie Senter.

Pallbearers will be Mike Clark, Jeff Clark, David Clark, Milton Gattis, Ricky Dees and Larry Creekmore.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 18, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DAVID DYKES

TUSCUMBIA, AL – David Elroy Dykes, 54, died Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Colbert County, AL.  He was born in Birmingham to Marvin and Lovie Sartin Dykes.  He was a welder for over 30 years and was a member of Southwest Community Church in Tuscumbia, AL.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 13, 2 p.m. at Southwest Community Church in Tuscumbia, AL with Bro. Greg McNatt officiating.  Burial will be in Shoals Memorial Gardens in Tuscumbia, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife- Angela Dykes of Tuscumbia; his mother-Lovie Dykes of Red Bay; two brothers-Marvin Dykes (Kathy) of Roy, WA and Terry Dykes (Dena) of Pontotoc; three sisters-Sandra Vick (Ricky) of Vina, Brenda Snook (Rusty) of Hamilton and Cinda McCarley (Joey) of Hodges; daughter-Jessica Williams (John Glidden) of Tuscumbia; grandchildren-Dixie and Lucas of Tuscumbia.

He was preceded in death by two brothers-Kenneth and Carlton Dykes.

Pallbearers will be Michael Timms, Stephen Vick, Dustin Timms, Keith Franks, John Glidden and Blair Jones.

Visitation will begin Monday, November 12 at 11 a.m. and will continue until service time Tuesday at Southwest Community Church.

VONDIA PHARR

RED BAY, AL – Vondia Ledbetter Pharr, 60, died Saturday, November 10, 2018 at her residence.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to James Edward and Edith Ledbetter.  She was a retired kindergarten teacher at Red Bay School and a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 13, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Clint Holcombe officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband-Jeff Pharr of Red Bay; two sons-Ryan Seahorn of Red Bay and Jordan Seahorn of Russellville; step-son-Christopher Davidson of Colbert Heights; her mother-Edith Ledbetter; daughter-Mary Laro; three grandchildren-Gunner, Raylan and Kaitlan; sister-Linda Gray Harmond (Tom) of Mathiston, MS; Niece-Jamie McNeil (Shane) of Red Bay; Nephew-Cody Gray (Tracey) of Fulton; special friend and caretaker-Kimberly Frederick and a host of family and friends who love her.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Pallbearers will be Cody Gray, Benny Johnston, Steve Sims, Phillip Hardin, Jeff Holland and Shane McNeil.

HETTIE LEE PENDEGRAPH

VINA, AL – Hettie Lee Pendegraph, 94, went home to be with the Lord November 5, 2018, at The Meadows in Fulton, MS. She was born May 23, 1924 in Franklin County, AL to Bose Pulaski and Molcie King Strickland. She was a faithful member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church for seventy-seven years. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens and was a loyal fan of the Crimson Tide.

Services will be Friday, November 9, 11 a.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Daniel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters – Sandra Berry (Charles) of Pelham, AL and Charlotte Black (Bruce) of Red Bay, AL; four grandchildren –Carla Beavers (Mike), Jamie Berry (Mary), Channing Black (Kristin) and Chadrick Black (Dana); great-grandchildren - Kaleigh Black, Sidnee Beavers, Carson Black, Katie Beth Berry, Allie Black, Nicholas Berry, Bradley Ramey and Conner Ramey; three sisters-in-law – Bonnie Strickland, Earline Strickland and Pat Moore (Clyde) and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oneal Pendegraph; her parents; seven brothers, Wason, Clint, Morris, Harvey, Orville, James Strickland and an infant brother and four sisters, Pearl Morrow, Nettie Armstrong, Una Armstrong and Norvil Lindley.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Berry, Channing Black, Chadrick Black, Mike Beavers, Bradley Ramey and Brent Collum.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 8, 6-9 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

EDWARD JOHNSON

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Edward Johnson, 77, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born April 16, 1941 in Franklin County, AL to Edd and Ruby Shewbart Johnson. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 320. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and Belgreen Masonic Lodge #428.

Services will be Thursday, November 1, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Alton Hester officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years – Linda Johnson, Russellville, AL; two children – Monica Lynn Johnson and Jim Edward Johnson (Jessica); one special grandchild – Sidney Johnson; two little friends – Milly and Lilly; one brother – Pete Johnson (Tommie Lou); one sister – Gennie Bolton (H.B.) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 31, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

FAYE RENE TATE

GOLDEN, MS – Faye Rene Tate, 81, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden, MS. She was born May 24, 1937 in Atwood, AL to Dellie and Delma Scott Gober. She was retired from Sunshine Homes and attended Golden Central Baptist Church, Golden, MS.

Services will be Friday, November 2, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Matthew Fancher officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Jackie Tate, Golden, MS and Mickey Tate (DeAnni) Edmond, OK; five grandchildren – Brandi Cowley (Blake), Dexter Evetts (Jennifer), Stephanie Tate, Macy Tate and Jack Tate; nine great-grandchildren – Tate, Will, Livi, Ashton, Novaleigh, Charli, Bralynn, Gabriel and Teagan; three brothers – Dorvin Gober, Ronald Gober and Orville Lee Gober; two sisters – Shirley Springer and Marie Seal and son-in-law - Tony Harden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Tate, two daughters, Debbie Tate and Pamela Harden and two brothers, Lowell Gober and Bodge Gober.

Pallbearers will be Will Cowley, Tate McClung, Jack Tate, Dexter Evetts, Adam Gober and Ashton Evetts.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 1, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CALVIN BROWN

RED BAY, AL – Calvin Brown, 63, died Friday, October 5, 2018 at Generations of Red Bay, Red Bay, AL. He was born September 13, 1955 in Gary, IN.

Services will be Monday, October 8, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery, Dennis, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one brother – Frank Brown, Florence, AL; brother-in-law – Carl “Rusty” Young; three nieces – Michelle Grant (Tommy) Muscle Shoals, AL, Stacy Garrett, Michie, TN and Barbara Dupree (Ron), Corinth, MS; two nephews – Michael Young, Florence, AL and Robert Garrett, Red Bay, AL; several great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Brown and Irene Stone Brown, his twin brother, Alvin Brown, two sisters, Susan Young and Flora Garrett and a nephew, Carl Young III.

Visitation will be Monday, October 8, 1-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CHRISTINA BOHANNON

RED BAY, AL – Christina Ann “Christy” Bohannon, 44, died Monday, October 1, 2018 at Russellville Health Care, Russellville, AL. She was born December 4, 1973 in Hamilton, AL and had attended Friendship Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Thursday, October 4, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Kevin Palmer and Bro. Brent Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her mother – Kathy Palmer (Phillip) Russellville, AL; her father – Dennis Bohannon, Muscle Shoals, AL; two brothers – Kevin Palmer (Crissy) Phil Campbell, AL and Brent Palmer (Ashley) Russellville, AL; one sister - Kimmie Bohannon, Muscle Shoals, AL; two aunts - Norma Setliff and Carolyn Stepp; two uncles - Tommy Bohannon and Mike Bohannon; nieces and nephews – Brianna Palmer, Ben Palmer, Briley Palmer and Kendale Palmer; two great-uncles – Larry Upton and Jimmy Upton and one great-aunt – Betty Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dewey and Billie McCarley and Lucille Cagle and a niece, Katlynn Palmer.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DARYL EDWARD SWINDLE

HODGES, AL – Daryl Edward Swindle, 68, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born March 12, 1950 in Russellville, AL to Buford Swindle and Evelyn Childers Swindle. He worked as a furnace operator at NTN Bower and was a member of Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church, Hodges, AL.

Services will be Sunday, September 30, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Clint Holcombe officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Darise Swindle, Hodges, AL; one daughter – Tricia Swindle (Carla) Cullman, AL; three step-daughters – Lisa Keller (Jeremy) Hodges, AL, Kristi Scott (Greg) Russellville, AL and Misti Keller (Brandon) Hodges, AL; nine grandchildren – Chase Knoblock (Danielle), Colby Knoblock, Miranda, Montana, Alex, Kayleigh, Gage, Bryson and Preslie; four great-grandchildren; one brother – Mark Swindle (Vicky) and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Phillip Swindle and Ernie Lee Swindle and a sister, Deloris Swindle.

Pallbearers will be Chase Knoblock, Colby Knoblock, Gage Keller, Thomas Upton, Kevin Upton and Andrew Upton.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 30, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CARLA JEAN MITCHELL

RED BAY, AL – Carla Jean Mitchell, 67, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born July 18, 1951 in Decatur, IL to Carl Burton Libby and Joann West Libby. She was a housekeeper at Generations of Red Bay and attended Pentecostal Faith Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Tuesday, October 2, 1 p.m. at Pentecostal Faith Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three daughters - Lora Hoskins of Illinois, Mary Phillips of Colorado and Angela Beauvais of Oklahoma; brothers and sisters – Joyce Shingelton, Earl Libby, Gary Warnick, Johnny Libby and Lori Libby; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Monday, October 1, 6-8 p.m. at Pentecostal Faith Church, Red Bay, AL.

J.T. MILLER

VINA, AL – J.T. Miller, 64, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 8, 1954 in Alabama to John L. Miller and Lillie Emerson Miller and was a logger for thirty years.

Services will be Wednesday, September 26, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. Jack Harder officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Debra Miller, Vina, AL; three children – LaShea Humphres (Jason) Vina, AL, Sonya Miller, McCalla, AL and J.R. Miller (Amanda) Vina, AL; two granddaughters – Emma and Madelyn Humphres; three brothers – Essra Miller (Loretta) Red Bay, AL, Thomas Miller (Shelia) and Greg Miller (Nonnie), all of Vina, AL; one sister – Misty Miller, Vina, AL; sister-in-law – Donna Bolton; two brothers-in-law – Dewayne and Darryl McKinney; mother-in-law – Agnes McKinney; seven nieces and eight nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Johnnie Miller, a sister, Geraldine Caldwell and her husband, Archie Caldwell.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Kennedy, Timmy Ozbirn, David Humphres, Hub Humphres, Dale Raper, Ralph Duren and Walton Nichols.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 25, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BARBARA SMITH

HODGES,AL – Barbara J. Smith, 75, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at ECM Hospital. She was born December 5, 1942 in Double Springs, AL to Barney and Nona Farris Williams.

Services will be Tuesday, September 25, 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al with Bro. Clint Holcombe officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include 2 daughters – Pam Smith (Donnie Latham) of Spring, Texas, Nancy Tittle (Wayde) of Hodges,Al., six Grandchildren- Johnny Ables, Krystle Ables, Jeremy Ables (Paula), Autumn Latham, J.T. Ables (Lindsey) and  Mikala Latham, seventeen Great-Grandchildren and one brother- Bobby ”Roger” Williams  (Darla). She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John A. Smith and a brother, Gene Williams.

Pallbearers will be Greg Scott, V.H. Emerson, Phillip Tucker, Jeremy Ables, J.T. Ables and David Valdez.

Visitation will be Monday, September 24, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

MACK FLEMING


RED BAY, AL – Malcolm Harold “Mack” Fleming, 78, was born December 27, 1939 and left this world for his heavenly home September 11, 2018. John 3:16 was his special verse and he had a lot of faith to the end. His faith was non-denominational and he loved the Lord and always said there were good people in all churches. He loved to watch “Shephard Chapel” on television every day and loved Alabama football. He was retired from police work, Certified Alarm where he was a supervisor for twelve years over the guards and Baymont, Inc. for fourteen years as a truck driver. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

 

Services will be Friday, September 14, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Tony Gasaway and Bro. Charles Canterbury officiating. Burial will be in Old Town Creek Cemetery, Moulton, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of thirty-three years – Elizabeth Fleming, Red Bay, AL; daughter – Nonnie Miller (Greg); granddaughter – Laken Morehouse (Chris); grandsons – Tanner Miller and girlfriend, Mary and Dawson Miller, all of Vina, AL; a great-granddaughter, Maeleigh James Morehouse, he loved that he never got to meet; two brothers – Donald Fleming, Russellville, AL and Dwight Fleming (Betty) Leighton, AL; one sister – Martha Canterbury (Charles) Hartselle, AL; brother-in-law – Roger Grimes, Tupelo, MS and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rayburn and Jimmie Lou Hick Fleming, a sister, Vicky Burns, a sister-in-law, Jane Fleming and his father and mother-in-law, Herman and Geneva Massey Grimes.

 

Pallbearers will be Paul Swinney, Frankie Taylor, Timmy Fleming, Tim Fuller, Adam Ziegenbein and Fernando Alvarez.

 

The family would like to thank Hospice of North Alabama, Kindred Home Health, Moulton DCI and Dr. Reginald Gladish, his nephrologist, for being so kind and helping in any way he could.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, September 13, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

TIM MILLS


RED BAY, AL – Timothy Micah Mills, 48, died Friday, September 7, 2018 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born April 17, 1970 in Amory, MS and had worked at Gillentine’s Body Shop and Piggly Wiggly.

 

Services will be Monday, September 10, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Jeff Martin, David Conley and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by his parents - James Thomas “Tad” Mills and Teresa Lee Mills; one sister – Tonia Mills Martin (Jeff) Belmont, MS; one brother – Ted Mills (Christie); one niece – BreAnna Greenwood (Sean); two nephews – Ridge Martin and Rhett Martin; his grandmother – Elouise Lee; one aunt – Vivian Lee and one uncle – James Lee.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer W. Lee, Dexter D. and Ethel Mills.

 

Pallbearers will be Ridge Martin, Rhett Martin, Michael Lindley, James Lee and Bill Durward.

 

Visitation will be Monday, September 10, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

H.T. MILLER, JR.

 

GOLDEN, MS – H.T. Miller, Jr., 79, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born July 1, 1939 to Huston T. Miller and Dewdrop Gentry Miller in Booneville, MS. He was a faithful member of The Church of God at Palestine.  He owned and operated a small store in Red Bay and bought and sold used cars with his father. He worked for the City of Red Bay for a few years and at Sunshine Homes for over thirty years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed and loved his family and liked woodworking and gospel music.

 

Services will be Friday, September 7, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Marshall Green officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by his wife – Margaret Miller; daughter – Sonya Miller; son – Nathan Miller (Alisa); grandchildren – Tonya Pharr Allen (Josh), Bradley Miller, Kalynn Miller Warren (Hunter), Tosha Pharr, Kevin Pharr and Leigh Anne Miller; step-grandchildren – Jennifer Oswalt Langley (Ryan), Mallory Oswalt and Rebecca Hodges; great-grandchildren – Celest Allen, Stasia Allen, Bradyn Warren, Ridge Langley and Maggie Miller and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Steve Miller, three sisters, Lydia Rae Wilemon Harris, Annie Mae Wilson Hill and Burrie Stevens; two brothers, Faye Miller and Ellis T. Buford Miller and three nephews.

 

Pallbearers will be Bradley Miller, Hunter Warren, Jerrett McClain, Buddy McClain, Chris Ginn and Wade Stevens. Honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Pharr.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, September 6, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

GERAL DANIEL


RED BAY, AL – Geral Wayne Daniel, 66, died Friday, August 31, 2018, at ECM Hospital.  He was born in Tishomingo County, MS to William Warren Daniel and Louise Burns Daniel.  He was retired from Sunshine Mills and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

 

Funeral services will be Sunday, September 2, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating.  Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years-Diane Daniel of Red Bay; his twin brother-Joel Daniel (Cynthia) of Red Bay; two nieces-Carla Turner (Brett) of Huntsville and Sheila Williams (Ronnie Joe) of Golden; brother-in-law-Lavone Hargett (Peggy); sister-in-law-Faye Rickard and great nephew-Sullivan Daniel Turner.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law-Irene Hargett and his sister-in-law-Sue Underwood.

 

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Joe Williams, Steve Bostick, J.C. Weeks, June Holland, Gene Hester and Rudy Collier.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, September 1, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

TRUMAN HANSEL GUYTON

 

HODGES, AL – Truman Hansel Guyton, 80, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 31, 1938 in Monroe County, MS. to James Carl Guyton, Sr. and Eva Strawbridge Guyton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1955 to 1998 and retired as Staff Sargeant E-6. He served in Alaska, Germany and the Dominican Republic. Service medals he received were Good Conduct with four loops, National Defense Medal, Army Expedition Medal, Humanitarian Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal U.S. Army and service ribbons for Honorable Service. He served in the Alabama National Guard eleven years with five months in Panama. He was a carpenter for forty years and was a member of New Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

 

Services will be Thursday, August 30, 5 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Terry Howard officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by one son – Wesley Guyton; five grandchildren – Jeniece Winstead (Waylon), Bethany Stewart (James), James White, Christina Howard (Jake) and Allen Guyton (Breanna); twelve great-grandchildren; one brother – Gredle Guyton and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cordelia Jane Worthy Guyton, a daughter, Janet Lee Jaco, a son, James “Jimmy” Guyton, his parents and siblings.

 

Pallbearers will be Wesley Guyton, James Stewart, Allen Guyton, John Shackleford, Waylon Winstead, Roger Lucas, Jake Howard and D.J. Gardner. Honorary pallbearers will be Evan Howard, Noah Howard, Jayden Guyton, Samuel Howard and Mason Stewart.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pilot Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Brenda Turbyfill, 7691 Highway 19, Vina, Al. 35593 or at Community Spirit Bank.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, August 30, 12-5 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

ROMAN AND HAVEN HARTLINE


VINA, AL – Roman Nicholas Hartline, 8, and Haven Grace Hartline, 4, died Saturday, August 25, 2018, as a result of a 4-wheeler accident.  They were both students at Vina and attended Trinity Assembly of God.

 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 29, 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Lindsay and Bro. David Kelley officiating.  Burial will be in Berry Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

They are survived by their mother-Emily McCalpin (Phillip) of Red Bay; their father-Richard Hartline of Red Bay; grandmothers-Patty Harrison and Antheia Hanson; aunt-Tammy Russell and uncles-Paul Harrison and Brian Hartline.

 

They were preceded in death by their grandfathers-Thomas Robert Harrison and Tommy Hartline.

 

Pallbearers will be Phillip McCalpin, Harold Harrison, Brian Hartline and Jeff McGee.

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 28, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

Leon McKinney


RED BAY, AL – James Leon McKinney, Sr., 79, died Saturday, August 18, 2018,  at Russellville Hospital, Russellville, Al..  He was born in Alabama to L.B. and Audrey Johnson McKinney.  He had worked at Wrangler Manufacturing for more than 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion and served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965 where he was stationed in Germany.

 

He is survived by 2- Children- Jan Williams and her husband Kevin and Buddy McKinney and his wife Carla. 5- grandchildren- Mary Kate Williams, Jackson Williams, Charlie Williams, Hollie McKinney and Haley McKinney.

 

He was preceded in death by his  parents and his wife – Lois McKinney.

 

Visitation will be Monday, August 20, from 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

Service will be Tuesday, August 21, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Ray Kirk, John Williams and Kevin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.

Dorothy Massey


GOLDEN, MS – Dorothy C. Massey, 86, died Friday, August 17, 2018,  at Southern Magnolia Golden MS.  She was born in Alabama to James and Gerthie Akers Clanton.  She had worked as a seamstress for more than 30 years.

 

She is survived by one daughter-Carolyn Holland and her husband Eddie, one grandchild- Cynthia Lentz and her husband Scotty, 2- sisters- Faye Terrell and her husband Gerald and Syble Humphries, 1- Brother- Jimmy Clanton and his wife Lunell, Host of nieces, nephews and family.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Massey and 1- Sister- Peggy Rogers.

 

Visitation will be Sunday, August 19, from 10 am-12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

Service will be Sunday, August 19, 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery.

BARBARA ANN WOOD


GOLDEN, MS – Barbara Ann Wood, 62, went to her heavenly home to join her loved ones Tuesday, August 14, 2018. She was born October 25, 1955 in Red Bay, AL to Melvin Wood and June Davis Wood. She graduated from UNA with a degree in marketing. She was retired from Lowe’s at Tupelo, MS as District Credit Manager. She had been a loving caregiver to her mother for the last year and a half.

 

Services will be Friday, August 17, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper, Bro. Robert Wood and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

She is survived by her mother – June Wood, Golden, MS; two sisters – Gail Scott and Cindy Northington (Randy) all of Golden, MS; one brother – AlanWood (Debra) Golden, MS; nieces and nephews – Byron Northington (Erika), Blake Northington (Jessica), Chris Northington (Keshia), Jennifer Smith (Matt), Brooke Parker (Tyler), Steven Wood, Britta Orrick (Jeremy) and Brooke Binning (Bobby) and great-nieces and nephews – Jackson and Madilyn Smith, Riley Beth and Rhett Parker, Amelia Northington, Tallin Triste, Sloane Triste, Bryson Hacker and Austin and Cashton Orrick.

 

She was preceded in death by her father and a niece, Natasha Harris.

 

Pallbearers will be Steven Wood, Tyler Parker, Matt Smith, Byron Northington, Blake Northington and Chris Northington.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, August 16, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

NELL KNIGHT

 

VINA, AL – Nell Knight, 82, died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 4, 1936 in Vina, AL to John L. Holland and Nancy Alva Jackson Holland. She was a teller at Bank of Red Bay/Community Spirit Bank for twenty-five years and was a member of Vina First Baptist Church.

 

Services will be Wednesday, August 15, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus and Bro. Steve Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

She is survived by her husband of sixty-four years – Bob Knight, Vina, AL; two children – Randy Knight (Charlotte) Killen, AL and Reta Ledbetter (Steve) Danville, AL; five grandchildren – Kaitlyn, Emily and Austin Knight and Kristen and Hannah Ledbetter; three sisters-in-law – Carolyn Palmer, Marilyn Holland and Sarah Holland and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.

 

Pallbearers will be Jeff Palmer, Carl Darby, Dwain Emerson, Joel Murphree, David Humphries, Michael Moomaw, Jimmy Shewbart and Ray Kirk.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Parker and Wayne Holland.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons, Franklin County West Camp, P.O. Box 1203, Red Bay, AL 35582.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

FAYE HINDMAN GUINN


HODGES, AL – Faye Hindman Guinn, 81, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden, MS. She was born in Vina, AL on October 28, 1936.  She graduated from Vina High School in 1954 and earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of North Alabama (UNA).  She began her teaching career at Hodges School and also taught at Bear Creek and Rossville, GA before finally settling at Vina High School as a librarian.  She also taught various classes until her retirement in 1998.  She was married to Foy Guinn for 55 years and had three children (Celia, Tim and Neita).

 

She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Hodges, AL where she taught a Sunday School class as well as Vacation Bible School.  She enjoyed teaching, reading, music and spending time with family and friends.

 

Visitation will be Monday, August 13, 3-5 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church Hodges, AL with service at 5 p.m. with Bro. Carl McHenry and Bro. Marty Guidry officiating.  Burial will be at Old Line Cemetery in Hodges. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

She is survived by her children – Celia Sylvester (Don) Florence, AL, Tim Guinn (Sandy) Russellville, AL and Neita Fannin (Aubrey) New Market, AL; grandsons – Michael Calvo (Nicole) Springfield, TN, Andrew and Avery Guinn, Russellville, AL; one granddaughter – Chloe Fannin, New Market, AL and two great-grandsons – Tristen and Xander Calvo, Springfield, TN.  She leaves behind one sister, Joyce Hindman Baker (Jerry) Tuscumbia, AL as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Foy Guinn; parents, Wiley Swanson and Florence Quinn Hindman and brother, Daniel Clayton Hindman.

 

Pallbearers will be Andrew and Avery Guinn, Michael Calvo, Aubrey Fannin and Don Sylvester.

 

EURSHEL O. NICHOLS


HODGES, AL  - Eurshel O. Nichols, 71, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 1, 1947 in Marion County, AL to Oliver Nichols and Ela Emerson Nichols. He was a textile worker for more than fifteen years and was a member of Hodges Convention Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion.

 

Services will be Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. at Hodges Church of Christ, Hodges, AL with Bro. Kent Walker and Drew Manley officiating. Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are three children – Brandon EJ Nichols (Misti) Hodges, AL, Tiffany L. Nichols, Florence, AL and Stacy Yealock, Haleyville, AL; three grandchildren – Bryson Nichols, Gage Keller and Preslie Nichols; five sisters – Olva Jones (Jessie, Jr.), Hodges, AL, Barbara Quillen (Charles) Russellville, AL, Marie Johnston (Hewitt) Spruce Pine, AL, Geneva Parker, Hodges, AL and Shirley Holland (Ronald) Hodges, AL; one brother – Marshall Nichols (Zelma) Hodges, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Nichols.

 

Pallbearers will be Ronald Holland, Shannon Holland, Garrett Butler, Jessie Jones, Jr., Briley Holland, Cody Holland and Gage Keller.

 

The family would like to thank North Alabama Hospice.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hodges Church of Christ.

 

RAYMOND McCARLEY


VINA, AL – Raymond McCarley, 76, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at his residence. He was born November 30, 1941 in Hodges, AL and was retired from Sunshine Homes where he worked in the cabinet shop. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

 

Services will be Saturday, July 28, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries and Bro. Wayne Logan officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years – Doris McCarley, Vina, AL; four children– Brent McCarley and Mark McCarley (Vicky) all of Vina, AL and Jason McCarley (Christy) and Shaunna Self (Charmon) all of Red Bay, AL and eight grandchildren – Anthony McCarley, Magean Kemp, Gage McCarley, Ashley Watson, Kayla Thompson, Marenda McCarley, Bayden Six and Braylon.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie McCarley and Lillie Mae Black McCarley, a granddaughter, Marlee Thompson, two sisters, Lois Jackson and Dot Harrison and one brother, Howard McCarley.

 

Pallbearers will be Danny Harrison, Doug Spencer, Roger Spencer, Kevin Spencer, Mike Walters and Cody Watson.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, July 28, 12-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.


 

CHARLENE BAGGETT


RED BAY, AL – Charlene Baggett, 90, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Generations Nursing facility of Red Bay, AL. She was born July 5, 1928 in Vina, AL to Willis F. Ledbetter and Tressie Pleasant Ledbetter. She married Bro. Lowell Baggett on December 23, 1944. As a pastor’s wife with her talent of singing and music, she directed choirs for adult and children and assisted Lowell in writing music and lyrics. Together they served churches in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arizona and Alabama. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

 

Services will be Saturday, July 28, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

She is survived by her husband of seventy-four years – Bro. Lowell Baggett, Red Bay, AL; three children – Glenda Baggett, Red Bay, AL, Terry Baggett (Jan) Houston, TX and Karen Tilford, Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren – Christopher Sprabary (Christina), Hayley Cavin, Lindsey McGovern (Brad), Dr. Sean Tilford (Margaret Anne) and Tyler Tilford; five great-grandchildren and two sisters – Glennis Pike and Sue Stephens.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, July 28, 12-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church.


EVERLEAN SCOTT COATS

 

VINA, AL – Everlean Scott Coats, 86, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL. She was born September 8, 1931 in Franklin County, AL. She was a homemaker and a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

 

Services will be Wednesday, July 25, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Steve Ledbetter and Bro. Bobby Massey officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

She is survived by four children – Joyce Cummings (Edward), Sue Raper (Gary) and Ricky Coats (Myra) all of Vina, AL and Bruce Coats (Patsy) Belmont, MS; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and three sisters – Ruby Cantrell, Darcie Lindley and Ann Wilkins.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Coats, her parents, George W. Scott and Lena Howard Scott, one granddaughter, Rita Cummings, one great-granddaughter, Lizabeth Coats, and brothers and sisters, George Junior Scott, Billy Joe Scott, Ratha Scott, Edgie Scott, Idell Pounders, Arbie Scott, Lorene Jones, Leuvenia Bray, Lucille Presley and Melvin Clement.

 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers – Greg Cummings, Dewayne Raper, Zakary Coats, Chase Coats, Josh Coats and Austin Scott.

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

DEMP GARRISON

 

RED BAY, AL – Demp Garrison, 86, died Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, MS. He was born May 10, 1932 in Franklin County, AL and was a barber for more than forty years. He was a charter member of Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL.

 

Services will be Sunday, July 22, 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God with Rev. Kip Box and Bro. Rick Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

Survivors are his wife of sixty-eight years – Ruby McKinney Garrison, Red Bay, AL; special niece – Charlotte Townsend, Vina, AL and a host of other nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law – Opal Garrison and Ann Garrison Starling.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker Garrison and Annie Cole Bennett Garrison, a daughter, Brenda Gail Garrison, one sister, Ruby Vinson and four brothers, Comer, Earl, Hudson and Guy Grider Garrison.

 

His nephews will serve as pallbearers – Lloyd Williams, Frank Garrison, Jim Garrison, Glenn Garrison, Thomas Estes, Jerry McKinney, David McKinney and Raymond McKinney.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, July 21, 6-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God and until service time on Sunday.


ZACHARY “ZACK” MORIZIO


BELMONT, MS – Zachary Michael “Zack” Morizio, 28, passed away on July 14, 2018 at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born in Troy, NY and was an employee of Sunshine Mills.

 

Funeral services will be Friday, July 20, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Assembly of God in Red Bay with Bro. David Kelley officiating.  Burial will be in Berry Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by his wife Jessica Lindley Morizio of Belmont; his mother-Patricia Hare Graves of Red Bay; his father-Michael Joseph Morizio of Mechanicville, NY; four brothers-Mitchell Michael Morizio, Matthew Michael Morizio, Kyle Michael Morizio and Carmen Michael Morizio; Mother-in-law-Lynn Sharp (Steve) of Belmont and Father-in-law-Kevin Lindley (Sheila) of Belmont and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents-Elaine Hare and Joseph and Muriel Morizio.

 

Pallbearers will be Kyle Morizio, Mark Carlton, Jake Hardin, Chestun Kent, Chris Bertrand, Johnny West and Kevin Lindley.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, July 19, 6-9 p.m. at Trinity Assembly of God and until service time Friday.

ANNIE BLACKLIDGE

RED BAY, AL – Annie Mae Keeton Blacklidge, 88, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at ECM Hospital.  She was born in Red Bay, AL to Jessie and Ora Keeton.  She was a homemaker and member of Red Bay Church of Christ.

Services will be Tuesday, July 17, 12 Noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Scott Webster officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by seven children-Waymon Blacklidge (Eva) and Janie Allen (Eddie) all of Pleasant Site, AL, David Blacklidge (Pat) of St. Joseph, TN, Janice Kay Adams of Tuscumbia, AL, Randy Blacklidge (Pam) of Athens, AL, Danny Blacklidge (Anita) of Muscle Shoals, AL and Pamela Lewey (Horace) of Russellville, AL; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law-Dorothy Keeton, Daphne Keeton and Francis Blacklidge and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Kenneth Blacklidge; her parents and five brothers.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons-Kyle Allen, Steven Bradford, Patrick Adams, Jonathon Pruitt, Adam Blacklidge and Jacob Blacklidge.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 17, 10-12 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DONALD E. DILL

RED BAY, AL – Donald E. Dill, 71, went to his heavenly home Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was born April 27, 1947 to Glenn Dill and Lillian Bell Dill. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a dedicated fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide and was retired from TVA as a boilermaker welder. He was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Belmont, MS.

Services will be Tuesday, July 10,  2 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Belmont, MS with Bro. William McClellan, Bro. Glenn Bridgmon, Bro. Tony Gasaway and Shane McGregor officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Belmont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-two years – Rochelle Dill, Red Bay, AL; four children – Michael Sparks (Pam) Red Bay, AL, Cindy Brooks (Tommy) Pontotoc, MS, Greg Robinson (Loretta) and Angel Gasaway (Tony) Red Bay, AL; ten grandchildren – Ryan Sparks, Tuscaloosa, AL, Brent Robinson (Kayla) Red Bay, AL, Kristen Long (Nat) Golden, MS, Heath Sparks (Sabrina) Red Bay, AL, Summer Hargett (Zach) Red Bay, AL, Clint Robinson (Darian) Vina, AL, Evan Robinson, Red Bay, AL, Morgan Prestage (Steven) Red Bay, AL, Dakota Sparks and Makenzie Gasaway, both of Red Bay, AL; eight great-grandchildren – Emily and Corilee Sparks, Avery Robinson, Deacon and Holleigh Hargett, Micah and Amelia Prestage and Mason Long; one sister – Diane Pace (Jackie); nieces and nephews – Karen McGregor (Shane), Wayne Pace (Tabitha), Nancy Terrell (Tracy) and Thomas Dill (Amanda) and great-nieces and great-nephews – Jackie Ann and Lily McGregor, Leann and Wyatt Pace, Cami Rose Terrell and Alex, Josey and Kaylee Dill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Tommy Dill, a sister-in-law, Rose Dill and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Brent Robinson, Heath Sparks, Clint Robinson, Evan Robinson, Wayne Pace, Allen Holcomb and Charles Dill. Honorary pallbearers will be Nat Long, Steven Prestage, Zach Hargett, Dakota Sparks and Ryan Sparks.

Visitation will be Monday, July 9, 5-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie in state on Tuesday, July 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

JUDY ANN ISBELL

FLORENCE, AL – Judy Ann Isbell, 78, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at ECM Hospital, Florence, Al. She was born April 21, 1940 in Vina, AL.  Judy was a loving wife, neighbor, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her time to making those around her feel comfortable and loved. She enjoyed cooking for friends and family and opening her home to all. With a contagious smile and loving heart she embraced life with a veracious spirit and Christ in her heart. She was a member of Central Baptist Church for over thirty years. She had many hobbies including gardening, reading and art. She will be remembered and missed by all whose lives she touched.

Services will be Tuesday, July 3, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. A.G. Stepp officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband of sixty-one years – Robert Paul Isbell, Florence, AL; children– Shelia Diane McMullan and husband, William McMullan, Sr., Florence, AL, Regina Lynn Neese and husband, Dr. Lewis Neese, Hattiesburg, MS, Robert Paul Isbell, Sr., Birmingham, AL, Christopher Dean Isbell and wife, Shannon Isbell, Birmingham, AL; grandchildren – Carla Connard, William McMullan, Jr., Bailey Neese, John Lewis Neese, Caroline Neese, Laura Grace Neese, Sophie Isbell, Robert Paul Isbell III and Emily Isbell; two great-grandchildren – Mack Connard and Mason Connard and two sisters – Jetta Dorris Bowen and husband, L.V. Bowen and Brenda Kay Holland.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Verona Holland, mother, Elma Leatha Holland and siblings, Charlene Marie Taylor, Dorothy Gene Martin (Mavis Martin), Billy Wade Holland and Jimmy Wayne Holland.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Lewis Neese, John Lewis Neese, William McMullan, Jr., Martin Dean and William Hill, Jr.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 3, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TELLIE NICHOLS STONE

VINA, AL – Tellie Nichols Stone, 90, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Russellville Health Care, Russellville, AL. She was born April 22, 1928 in Marion County, AL. She had worked in home health and was a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Hodges, AL.

Services will be Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus and Bro. Clint Holcombe officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by eight children – Carolyn Lasher (Douglas), Decatur, AL, Kenneth Stone, Vina, AL, Linda Bostick (Steve) Red Bay, AL, Brenda Davis (James) Huntsville, AL, Ellaween Ables (Jerry) Dennis, MS, Debra Scott (Clifton) Vina, AL, Joan Emerson (Gary) Hamilton, AL and Michael Stone (Angie) Vina, AL; twenty grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren and eighteen great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carroll Stone, two grandsons, Keith Stone and Lane Emerson and five brothers and sisters.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 1, 12-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARTHA JEAN JAMES OLIVER

PHIL CAMPBELL, AL – Martha Jean James Oliver, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Russellville Hospital, Russellville, AL. She was born February 27, 1936 in Franklin County, AL and worked at Flower Craft for nineteen years and then retired from VF (Wrangler) in 1998. She was a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Thursday, June 28, 2 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Billy Quinn and Richard Townsend officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three daughters – Sheila Ann Barnes, Sarah K. “Kathy” Jackson (James) and Sherry Lynne Johnson (David) whom she loved very much. She is also survived by seven grandchildren – Sommer Barnes, Holli Jackson, Cody Barnes, Haley Mays, Cherish Jackson, Cortney Jackson and Dusty Moore; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister – Barbara Collum (Forby) and a sister-in-law – Charlene Oliver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Claudie James, two sisters, Christine Townsend and Marvalene Coats, one brother, Houston James and one son-in-law, Philip Barnes.

Pallbearers will be Cody Barnes, Dusty Moore, Ronald Coats, Terry James, Jerry James and Tommy Townsend. Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy Oliver and Allan Oliver.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 28, 1-2 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church.

STEPHANIE WATSON CREDILLE

FLORENCE, AL – Stephanie Watson Credille, 40, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 19, 1977 in Birmingham, AL and had worked at Tiffin Door in Vina, AL.

Services will be Friday, June 29, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Stacy Credille and his father, Ronnie Lee Credille; her mother – Judy Pounds (Rance); her father – Homer Lee Watson; brother – Steven Watson (Teresa); one niece – Courtney Watson and one nephew – Cody Watson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Stacy Lane Watson and her grandparents, Thurston and Jewell Raper and Vernon and Lurlie Bell Watson.

Pallbearers will be Cody Watson, Kirk Credille, Gary Raper, Dwayne Emerson, Kevin Watson and Ethan Hammock.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JIMMIE CECIL MITCHELL

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – Jimmie Cecil Mitchell, 87, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at Florence Nursing & Rehab, Florence, AL. He was born February 9, 1931 in Franklin County, AL and worked for American Motors for thirty-five years. He attended Russellville Church of God.

Services will be Wednesday, June 27, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Todd Kemp officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of almost seventy years – Cleeta Mitchell, Russellville, AL; two sons – Kenneth Wayne Mitchell, Anniston, AL and Ricky Howard Mitchell (Kimberly) Tuscumbia, AL; four grandchildren – Rhett Mitchell, Nikkita Mitchell, Carter Mitchell and Kendra Mitchell, three great-grandchildren – Patrick Mitchell, Bretton Mitchell and Prescott Mitchell and one brother – Cornelius Mitchell (Bobby Nell) Memphis, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Gaby Mitchell and Myrtle Idumie Gentry Mitchell and his brothers and sisters, Ruby Hutcheson, J.B. Mitchell, R.V. Mitchell, Inez Nelson, John Mitchell, Bill Mitchell and Bob Mitchell.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DAVID ROGERS

RED BAY, AL – Charles David Rogers, Sr., 82, died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Regional One Medical Center, Memphis, TN. He was born March 11, 1936 in Goodwater, AL. He was owner of Lance Garment Corporation in Red Bay and Vina and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 23, 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 14811 AL 172, Hackleburg, AL 35564 with Jerry Abbot officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three sons – David Rogers, Jr. (Sophie) Tuscumbia, AL, Terry Rogers (Nancy) Midlothian, TX and Daniel Rogers (Susan) Huntsville, AL; one daughter – Charli Hardin, Red Bay, AL; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one sister – Libby Margaret Rogers, Goodwater, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Troy Rogers and Margaret Wynell Livingston Rogers and two brothers, Robert and Tony Rogers.

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

READUS MAE STREETMAN

RED BAY, AL – Readus Mae Streetman, 78, died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born September 5, 1939 in Tishomingo County, MS.  She attended Pentecostal Church of Hamilton, AL.

Services will be Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Pastor Mike Morris officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Burnsville, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sisters – Katherine Belue, Red Bay, AL and Betty Vandergriff, Rienzi, MS; one brother – Milton Streetman (Nelda) Rienzi, MS and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Samuel Streetman and Eva Frances Wilkins Streetman, three sisters, Velma Streetman, Neoma Linzie and Mary Jernigan and four brothers, Allen Streetman, Herschel Streetman, James Streetman and Sammie Streetman.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 16, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

CLEO STOCKTON GRIFFUS

DECATUR, AL – Cleo Stockton Griffus, 89, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born March 4, 1929 to Cordelia and Andrew Stockton. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Decatur.

Services will be Friday, June 8, 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Pastor Dale Dilbeck and Bro. Stan Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of almost seventy-two years – J.W. Griffus; her daughter, Barbara Baccus and son-in-law, Bob Baccus of Braselton, GA; her daughter-in-law – Carla Griffus of Thompsons Station, TN; her grandson – Andrew Griffus of Johnson City, TN as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Griffus.

Pallbearers will be nephews, David Maxwell, Loyd Griffus, Arlie Griffus, Murv Elrod, Nelson Elrod and Danny Elrod.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 2745, Decatur, AL 35602.

The family extends special thanks to Hospice of the Valley, Nurse Nett Finnegan and caregiver, Tan Robinson.

Visitation will be Friday, June 8, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

BARRY ATTAWAY

RED BAY, AL – Barry Michael Attaway, 54, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Red Bay, AL.  He was born in Red Bay to Herbert Evans and Bertha Massey Attaway.  He had worked at Thompson’s Farm Supply and was a member of Cornerstone Church of God.

He is survived by one brother-Larry Evans Attaway (June) of Red Bay; one sister-Kim Lindsey (Karen) of Brookwood, AL; niece-Donirea Blackburn; nephew-Derek Attaway; great nieces and nephews-Marley Timms, Josh Wilson, Kyler Blackburn and Kaley Attaway; uncle-Haskiel Massey and aunt-Imogean Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-Terry Attaway and his grandparents-Omie Massey and Buck Massey.

Visitation will be Monday, June 4, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAMES A. COLE

GOLDEN, MS – James A. Cole, 55, died Monday, May 21, 2018. He was born September 1, 1962 in Red Bay, AL, worked at Sunshine Homes for several years and was a big Alabama football fan.

Memorial services will be Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Glenn Bridgmon officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Kelly Vick (Anthony) Belmont, MS; two grandchildren – Chloe Vick and Lee Vick; two sisters – Marian Cole, Golden, MS and Gayle Cole, Denver, CO and one brother – Copeland Cole, Houston, TX.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimberly Gail Vick and his parents, Gordon and Doris Cole.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 2, 12-1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARY ELLEN COLLUM

RED BAY, AL – Mary Ellen Collum, 79, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at ECM Hospital, Florence, AL. She was born July 31, 1938 in Alabama and was a homemaker. She was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church and American Legion Auxiliary.

Services will be Saturday, May 26, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL

with  Bro. Steve Lindsay and Bro. Mike Crews officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons – Joel Collum, Jr. (Barbara) Nashville, Tn. and Jim Collum (Cyndi) Jackson, Tn.; two daughters – Rhonda Condrey (Jerry) Florence, Al. and Wanda Berry (Joe) Madison, Al.; grandchildren – Amber Patterson (Leon) Midway, Ms., Leslie, Matthew and Zachary Collum, Nashville, Tn., Page Berry, Madison, Al. and Sydney and Kyle Griffin, Jackson, Tn.; great-grandchildren – Kix, Beau and Arabella Patterson;  one brother – Alec Page (Friedel) Red Bay, AL; one sister – Judy Hayes, McDonough, GA and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Collum, her parents, Jim Page and Mag Vinson Page and a sister, Irene Page.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 26, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Women Active for Christ at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

JOHNNIE HOUSTON JAMES

VINA, AL – Johnnie Houston James, 86, of the Burnout Community, Vina, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 21, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born August 31, 1931. He was a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed spending time with his family, harvesting a garden and attending and watching Alabama football games.

Services will be Wednesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. with visitation from 12-2 p.m. at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Danny Stanford officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his two sons, Jerry James (Lynette) and Terry James (Cyndi); eight grandchildren, Heather Schwartz (Meyer), Neesha Pierce (Josh), Amy Bolding (Brad), Todd James (Kendra), Emily Hagood (Jon), Katie James, Sara Gillentine (Joe) and Anna Barksdale (Ryan); 16 great-grandchildren, Kade, Kyser, Madelyn, Kylee, Coby, Brady, Khloe, Zoe, Bree, Noah, Harper, Ruth, Rylan, Reed, Isla and Vivian and two sisters, Martha Oliver and Barbara Collum (Forby).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna James, parents, Johnnie Simon and Claudie James, two sisters, Christine Townsend (Everett) and Marv Coats (Hubert) and great-grandson, Drake Scott.

Pallbearers will be Todd James, Josh Pierce, Jon Hagood, Joe Gillentine, Ryan Barksdale, Ronald Coats, Richard Townsend and Tommy Townsend.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Crandall, Hospice of North Alabama and caregivers, Shannon Howington and Dena Fretwell.

ELMER LEE SELF

RED BAY, AL – Elmer Lee Self, 81, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born August 3, 1936 in Franklin County, AL and worked as a carpenter for fifty years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church where he served as deacon for fifty years.

Services will be Thursday, May 17, 4 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Thompson and Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years – Dorothy Self, Red Bay, AL; two children – Rhonda Hester (D. Ray) and Michael Self (Juatrina) all of Red Bay, AL; five grandchildren – Bryan Hester (Jill), Katie Hill (Richard), Danielle Wilson (Adam), Shelby Marquez (Alfredo) and Kera Johnson; one great-grandson – Mason Marquez and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Self and eight siblings.

Pallbearers will be Brian Self, Sharman Self, Jerry Self, Bryan Hester, Kenny Holland and Justin Roberts. Honorary pallbearer will be Briley Mills.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 16, 6-9 p.m. at Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.

NITA OSBORN

VINA, AL – Nita Jane Osborn, 53, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at her residence.  She was born in Red Bay, AL on July 25, 1964.  She had worked as a cashier and cook for several years.  She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church, Vina Civitan Club, Vina Fire and Rescue and Burnout Halltown Fire and Rescue.

Funeral services will be Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Ray Kirk and Bro. Billy Nichols officiating.  Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her daughter-Dannie Leigh Osborn of Vina; her mother-Mary Elizabeth Mitchell of Vina; her brother-William Nelson Mitchell (Pam) of Red Bay; nephews-Josh Mitchell (Hannah) of Belmont and John Gober; niece-Jessica Swinney (Curtis) of Red Bay; four uncles and six aunts.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Danny Keith Osborn; daughter-Tiffany Lynn Osborn; Father-Dexter Mitchell; brother-Michael Dexter Mitchell; grandparents-Magdelene Bishop, Estes Bishop, Winsol and Jewell Mitchell; father and mother-in-law-Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Osborn, sister-in-law-Betty Gober, brother-in-law-Jimmy Osborn.

Pallbearers will be members of the Vina Rescue Squad and Burnout Halltown Fire and Rescue Squad.  Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Mitchell, Paul Mitchell, Lee Bishop and Dwayne McCarley.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ARTHUR LANHAM

MADISON, AL - Arthur Abrel “Art” Lanham, 65, won his courageous ten month battle with lung cancer on May 2, 2018. Art graduated from the University of Tennessee and was an avid VOLS fan. He was an accomplished television executive with over twenty-five years as a general manager, sales director, senior management executive and former station owner.  In his last role, he was hired by Luken Communications, LLC in early 2017 to serve as senior vice-president of Sales and Affiliate Relations.  Art was responsible for management of Luken’s affiliate and advertising sales teams and development of key national accounts. Prior to joining Luken Communications, Art was the vice-president and general manager of WAAY-TV, an ABC affiliate in Huntsville. His time in Huntsville also included service as a board member to the Alabama Broadcasters Association and as senior director of development and member of the board for the Downtown Rescue Mission. Prior to that, he managed Media General’s JSA partner stations, WKPT-TV/WAPK-TV in Tri-Cities, TN, was the GM for Sinclair’s KMWB-TV in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, and was the GM for Quorum Broadcasting’s KARD-TV in Monroe, LA. He also was President/CEO and majority shareholder of White Knight Broadcasting, owner of KMSS-TV in Shreveport, LA.  While at KMSS-TV, he was elected to the nine-member FOX Network Affiliate Board of Governors, where he served as an officer and representative for five years during the early development of the FOX Network, serving more than one hundred and fifty affiliated FOX stations and markets.  While on the FOX Board he also served as chairman of the FOX Children’s Network Oversight Committee.

Art was an avid reader, enjoyed adding to his various collections, and was also an accomplished artist. His many years in television lead him to create numerous celebrity portraits, but his most treasured works of art were inspired by his incredible love for all things Disney.

His time in Huntsville also included, as Art said many times “meeting the love of his life,” Heather. They were married December 12, 2012 and although their time together on earth was cut much too short, Art and Heather made a lifetime of memories in those five wonderful years, many while traveling to over fifteen countries and several different states.

Services will be Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Art is survived by his wife - Heather Mitchell Lanham, Madison AL; son - Brandon Lanham (Olga), Minneapolis MN;  daughter- Angela Lanham (Rob), Atlanta, GA, grandchildren - Cael Demaret and Noah, Bella and Bentley Lanham; brother - Oliver C. Lanham (Phyllis), Garner, NC; sister-in law - Dorothy Lanham, Lenoir City, TN; father & mother-in-law - Jimmy and Ann Mitchell, Cherokee AL; brother-in-law -Chase Mitchell (Caroline), Charleston SC and several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver A. and Ruby Lanham and brothers, Don and Paul Lanham.

Pallbearers will be Bob Benton, Norven Goddard, Mike Carroll, Brandon Lanham, Matt Bolling and Tony Fasola.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 5, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie in state Sunday, May 6, 12-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

JOHNNY HARGETT

RED BAY, AL – Johnny Owen Hargett, 84, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at ECM Hospital.  He was born in Franklin County, AL to S.T. and Learly Duncan Hargett.  He had worked as Sales Manager for Tiffin Motor Homes.  He was a farmer, raised cattle and owned rental property.  He was a member of Franklin County Cattleman’s Association, a past member of the City of Red Bay Sewage Disposal Board and the Belgreen Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Rev. Gene Franks and Dennis Hargett officiating.  Burial will be in Belgreen Baptist Church Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Alice Lucille Hovater Hargett; daughter-Tracie Clark (Jeff); grandson-Trey Bolding; granddaughter-Britan Crow (David); two brothers-Leon Hargett (Milerene) and Jimmy “Cotton” Hargett (Diane); one sister-Faye Green.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers-Grady Hargett, Athel Hargett and Billy Hargett and two sisters-Vivian Taylor and Lillian Thorn.

Pallbearers will be his nephews-Ricky Hargett, Dennis Hargett, Dwain Hargett, Kel Hargett, Larry Oliver and Greg Lee.

Visitation will be Monday, April 30, 11-2 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ALLEN BAIN

RED BAY, AL – William Allen Bain, 58, died Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born January 24, 1960 in Franklin County, AL and was a carpenter. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter – Angie Roberts and husband, Andy Roberts of Red Bay, AL; ex-wife– Edna Bain; two grandsons – Devin Bain and Tyler “Biggin” Murray and lots more grands and great-grands he never had the opportunity to meet; one sister – Janice Pind; one brother – Ken Bain and three nieces – Amy White, April Baker and Magen McLemore.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Odie Bain and his mother, Dorothy Nell Bain.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 28, 10-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JAMES AUBRIN STRICKLAND

HALLTOWN, AL – James Aubrin Strickland, 85, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his residence. He was born October 23, 1932 in Franklin County, AL and worked as a home builder for over fifty years. He was a quail hunter and loved fishing, gardening and being outside. He graciously provided for others with a servant’s heart. He was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church for over sixty years.

Services will be Sunday, April 15, 4 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Halltown, AL with Bro. Daniel Merritt and Gerald Collum officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Halltown, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of sixty-four years – Bonnie Strickland, Halltown, AL; two children – Dena Dempsey (Chuck) Hamilton, AL and Terry Strickland (Cyndi) Belmont, MS; three grandchildren – Savannah Hall, Trent Strickland and Shelby Pope (Daemon); one great-grandson – Caeson Pope; one sister – Hettie Lee Pendegraph; sister-in-law – Earline Strickland and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bose Pulaski Strickland and Molcie King Strickland, a grandson, Alex Hall, brothers, Wason, Clint (Flora), Harvey (Ruby), Morris (Mary), Orvil and an infant brother and sisters, Pearl Morrow (Richard), Nettie Armstrong (Eddis), Una Mae Armstrong (Clinton) and Norvil Lindley (Junior).

Pallbearers will be Trent Strickland, Josh Curtis, Mark Massey, Stewart Strickland, Daemon Pope and David Jones.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Halltown, AL.

STEVEN GREGORY STANFORD

RED BAY, AL – Steven Gregory “Moose” Stanford, 58, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born August 3, 1959 in Shannon, MS to William J. Stanford and Judy Lackey Stanford. He was a machinist with International Paper for fourteen years and was a member of Walker Baptist Church, Golden, MS. Steven was a man of faith who found much comfort in the words of his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren, who were more precious than gold to him.

Services will be Saturday, April 7, 4 p.m. at Walker Baptist Church, Golden, MS with Bro. David Holcomb, Bro. Mike Reeves and Bro. Bobby Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife - Carolyn Stanford of Red Bay, AL.; sons – Garland West (Heather Bullock) of Tremont, MS and Dean West of Mantachie, MS; daughter – Chelsea Rogers (Corey) of Fulton, MS; four grandchildren – Gage, Khloe and Matthew West and Kenleigh Rogers and numerous brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jeff Stanford and Mark Stanford and his grandparents, Trannie and Minnie Stanford and Walter and Lois Lackey.

Pallbearers will be Joe Mask, Rodney Sullivan, Gary Sullivan, Armando Garza, John Spencer and Ricky McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Raper, Frankie Pearson, Robert Collum and Wayne Emerson.

Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 6-9 p.m. at Walker Baptist Church, Golden, MS.

DORIS M. HUMPHRIES

RED BAY, AL – Doris M. Humphries, 71, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 4, 1946 in Russellville, AL and had worked as a bank teller. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, Dennis, MS.

Services will be Friday, April 6, 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Dennis, MS with Bro. Lee Davis officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Russellville, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two children – Lisa Cleveland (Peanut) Dennis, MS and Steve Pilgrim (Anita) Trinity, AL; ten grandchildren – Blake Groce (Brianne), P.J. Cleveland (Nikki), Gentry Cleveland (Stephanie), Jordan Barksdale (Paige), Shelby Stephenson (Cody), Kayla Fowler (Brandon), Garrett Pilgrim, Nathan Cleveland, Clay Pilgrim and Kylie Simmons (Jeremy) and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Essie Lee Martin; two children, Angie Pilgrim and Perry Pilgrim and two great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers – P.J. Cleveland, Gentry Cleveland, Jordan Barksdale, Garrett Pilgrim, Nathan Cleveland, Clay Pilgrim and Blake Groce.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 6-9 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Dennis, MS.

EVA E. BARNES

BELMONT, MS – Eva E. Barnes, 95, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Magnolia Manor in Tupelo.  She was born Halltown Community in Franklin County, AL, the first of seven children of Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Crumby Elrod.  She married Quinn O’Neal Barnes on July 4, 1941.  She was a homemaker in her early years and then became manager of Arctic Cleaners in Kenosha, WI where she retired in 1982.  She then moved back to Belmont where she began hosting a supper club with her guests complimenting her elegant table settings and desserts.  She was a lady of grace of charm with the ability to make others feel warm in her presence.  Mrs. Barnes was an avid gardener enjoying raising all varieties of vegetables and plants.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Belmont, MS.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jack Maroon and Bro. Ray Burks officiating.  Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters-Betty Shane of Tupelo and Amelia Kay Nutter (Raymond) of Kenosha, WI; one grandson-Jeffery Nutter of WI; three sisters-in-law-Jean Elrod, Dorothy Elrod and Ivy Elrod; a host of nieces and nephews and her devoted caregiver-Ms. Johnnie Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Quinn O’Neal Barnes; her parents; infant son-Jerry O’Neal Barnes; grandson-Jonathan Nutter; three brothers-Melvin Elrod, Robert “Tom” Elrod and William Carlos Elrod; three sisters-Earlene E. Moore, Lorene Ledbetter and Sammie Nelson and a son-in-law-Leonard “Len” Shane.

Pallbearers will be Noonan Barnes, Mark Maroon, John Mark Maroon, Barry Woodcock, Dwayne Palmer and James Walker.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 855 Belmont, MS or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

JENNELL KENNEDY TRULOVE

GOLDEN, MS – Jennell Kennedy Trulove, 90, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at The Carrington Nursing Center, having lived at the BeeHive Homes of Starkville for the past three years. She was born April 2, 1928 in Marion County, AL. Jennell retired from Red Bay Elementary School where she taught first grade for thirty-nine years. She began her teaching career in Mississippi teaching seven years at Oakland and Banner before coming to Red Bay.  She was a talented artist in oil and watercolor painting with many commissioned works of local landmarks. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Church of Christ.

Services will be Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with David Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Hermon Earl Trulove (Audrey); one daughter -  Jona Trulove Thorn (David); grandchildren – Donald Reid (Patricia), Tracy Reid, Todd (Bronwyn), Katie Thorn Dennis (Frank), Sarah Thorn (Stacey), Russell Thorn (Candice), Matthew Thorn and Stefanie Trulove Belcher (James); step-grandchildren – Wayne Scarbrough (Jessica) and Brad Scarbrough (Katie); great-grandchildren – Bailee Reid, Garret Reid, Jaben Belcher, Journey Belcher, Joah Belcher, Andrew, Johnathan Thorn Dennis, Nathaniel Trulove Dennis, Samantha Stacey and Brittany Trulove; step-great-grandchildren – Makenzie Scarbrough, Presley Scarbrough, Avery Scarbrough, Addy Scarbrough, Dean Scarbrough, Dawson Scarbrough and Kaleb Hampton-Klar.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Virgle Earl Trulove, a daughter, Sandra Trulove Reid; son-in-law, Jimmy Reid; her parents, William Jessie Kennedy and Lula Marie Crowder Kennedy and a brother, Clifford Kennedy.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wilson, O.L. Robinson, Danny Pearson, Russell Thorn, Matthew Thorn, Frank Dennis, Phillip Collier and Donald Reid.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ELBERT PARKER

VINA, AL – Elbert Fay Parker, 81, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Booneville, MS. He was born October 12, 1936 in Alabama and was a carpenter for thirty years. He was a member of Big Track Hunting Club.

Services will be Sunday, March 25, 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Matthew Haney officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by four children – Reda Hamilton (Andy) Cherokee, AL, Greg Sparks (Beth) Hodges, AL, Sherry Parker, Vina, AL and Jeff Parker (Susan) Red Bay, AL; seven grandchildren– Charla Lucas, Lacey Hall, Lauren Sparks (Byron), Austin Sparks (Courtney), Alyssa Parker, Alex Parker and AJ Parker; three great-grandchildren – Cooper Sparks, Shepard Sparks and Maeve Shimek; three brothers – Eldon Parker (Barbara) Golden, MS, William Parker of Illinois and Billy Wayne Parker (Vicki) Vina, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Parker and five sisters, Gert Massey, Roberta Murphy, Maxine Barker, Mildred Scott and Geneva Parker.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 24, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie in state Sunday, March 25, 2-4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

WILLIAM M. JACKSON

RED BAY, AL – William M. Jackson, 82, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born October 24, 1935 in Franklin County, AL and was a factory worker for thirty-seven years. He was a member of The Church of God, Belmont, MS.

Services will be Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Pastor Lisa Pharr and Donald Grimes officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years – Jetty Pearson Jackson, Red Bay, AL.; one daughter – Sheila Hall, Red Bay, AL; one foster son – David Nelson, Key West, FL; three grandchildren – Ryan Tyler (Amanda), Sherre’ Smith (John) and Shawna Tyler; six great-grandchildren – Hunter Tyler, Natalie Tyler, R.C. Smith, Rheanna Smith, Bella Smith and Ryker Smith; three brothers – Albert Jackson, Jr., Charles Jackson (Kathleen) and Grover Jackson (Linda);  five sisters – Ruth Adkison (Jerry), Ivie Long, Martha Jackson, Eddie Jean Liebert and Peggy Bourgeois (George) and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Tyler, Hunter Tyler, Andrew Richardson, David Nelson, Tom Jackson and Terry Johnson.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 24, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

JUDY BOREN

RED BAY, AL – Judy Carol Boren, 59, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at NMMC.  She was born in Baldwyn, MS to Robert W. and Juanita Rodgers Boren.  She attended Pentecostal Faith Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 20, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Charles Goodwin and Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating.  Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three sisters-Diane Goodwin (Joey) of Nettleton, Donna Lindsey (Danny) of Baldwyn and Jeannine Bush (Pat) of Saltillo; special long-time friend-Randy Baggett of Red Bay and his mother-Mommy Baggett; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son-Brent Boren; her parents and two brothers-Wayne Morgan and Bobby Boren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Baggett and Farron Hughes.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 20, 11-2 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARGIE LANCASTER

RED BAY, AL – Sarah Margie Lancaster, 83, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Shoals Hospital.  She was born in Vina, AL to Hazel and Lucille McClain Holland.  She was a nurse’s aid for 35 years.  She was a member of Old Burleson Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols, Bro. Walter Bennett and Ray Mattingley officiating.  Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children-Ray Lancaster (Sandy) of Springfield, IL, Roy Holland (Shirley) of Russellville, AL, Sarah Hannah of Florence, AL and David Lancaster of Red Bay, AL; six grandchildren-D. Ray Lancaster, Keesha Hood, Ryan Lancaster, Joseph Lancaster, Nicole Yonson and Daniel Lancaster; nine great-grandchildren-Tracie Lancaster, Hunter Hood, Connor Hood, Tyler Lancaster, Lee Lancaster, Destinee Lancaster, Violet Lancaster , Willow Yonson and Brylee Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband-Herman “Pat” Lancaster; daughter-Gaylia Hobson; two brothers-Bobby Holland and L.C. Holland and one sister-Shirley Humphres.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons-D. Ray Lancaster, Ryan Lancaster, Joseph Lancaster, Daniel Lancaster, Patrick Hood and Gary Yonson.  Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons, Tim Oliver, Donny Holland, Buddy McClain and Junior Holland.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 18, 10-2 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DAVIS P. ROBISON

RED BAY, AL – Davis P. Robison, 82, died Monday, February 26, 2018 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born October 18, 1935 in Alabama and was a factory worker.

Graveside services will be Friday, March 9, 11 a.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Jerrel Gillentine officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three brothers – Bud Robison (Linda) of California, Joe Robison (Lavon) Fulton, MS and Nolan Robison (Dorothy); one sister – Mary Alice Parker, Hamilton, AL; one step-daughter – Jeanette; two sons – John Lee Robison and Donald Robison and special friends – Misty and Jeffery.

LORENE INEZ NICHOLS

MT. PLEASANT, WI – Lorene Inez Nichols, 92, died Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Kenosha, WI. She was born January 19, 1926 in Alabama. She had worked as a caregiver for twenty years and was of the Methodist faith.

Services will be Friday, March 9, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Carol Nichols and Walton Nichols; fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three children – Eugene Nichols, Jerry Nichols and Sharon Keeton; five brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Watson, Harold Watson, Michael Watson, Ethan Hammock and David Hammock.

Visitation will be Friday, March 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

DEBI JEAN HARDIN FALLS

RED BAY, AL – Debi Jean Hardin Falls, 57, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born July 29, 1960 in Alabama and was a teller at Community Spirit Bank for thirty-three years. She was a member of Red Bay Church of Christ.

Services will be Sunday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Scott Webster officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Tremont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Wade Falls; one daughter – Charli Hardin; three step-sons – Cole Falls, Cody Falls and Clay Falls; her mother – Jean Hardin; one brother – Alan Hardin (Anita); one sister – Suzan Howard (Allen); grandchildren – Sim Holley, Lida Beasley and Lucy Hardin; her mother-in-law – Inez Falls; one nephew– Nash Hardin; three nieces – Ashley Hardin, Emma Howard and Lexi Howard; two great-nieces – Britley Hardin and Addie Kate Hardin and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Hardin and her father-in-law, V.L. Falls.

Pallbearers will Alan Hardin, Nash Hardin, Clay Falls, Harry Stone, Brad Bolton and Gary Page. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bolton, David Tiffin, Mike Montgomery, Dan Wright, Tony Falls, Gayre Pounders, Robert Chamblee and Keith Kennedy.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to help with the expenses for Londyn Perry.  Donations may be dropped off at any Community Spirit Bank location.

OSCAR HOLDER

LYNCHBURG, VA - Oscar Elam Holder, 84, departed this life on February 24, 2018, at his home in Lynchburg, Va, following a short battle with cancer. He was born March 9, 1933, in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, but grew up in Red Bay, Alabama, where he was a 1951 graduate from Red Bay High School. Anyone who met Oscar knew that he met no strangers and always shared a laugh or joke. His happy outlook was memorable to those who met him and his generosity, humor, and tenacious spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved him. Oscar was devoted to animals, his family, University of Alabama football, bluegrass music and travel.

Oscar is survived by his devoted “children”, stepdaughter  - Leslie Hudson and her husband, Vincent May, both of Bedford, Va. His loving extended family who will keep his spirit alive through stories and laughter includes his brother - Duard Holder, Jr. and sister-in-law Mary Alice Holder of Florence, AL; his brother - Leroy Holder and sister-in-law Mary Belle Holder of White House, TN; nieces  - Carol, Wanda, Ines, and Claudia; nephews - Danny, Terry, Donald; their families; special friend and care-giver, who is now family - Debra; and the littlest of all - Charlie-Boy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Duard Holder and Audrey Huddleston Holder of Red Bay, AL and his wife, Anneliese “Lisa” Voemel Holder of East Prussia, Germany.

Oscar will be laid to rest following a short graveside service Thursday, March 1, 3 p.m. at the Holder Family Cemetery in Mississippi with Bro. A.G. Stepp officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

The family wishes to thank those who helped in Oscar’s care especially the teams with Generation Solutions and New Century Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Oscar’s memory to Bedford Humane Society, 829 Ole Turnpike Drive, Bedford, VA 24523 or to Lymphoma Research Foundation, 88 Pine Street, Suite 2400, NY, NY 10005.

LOUISE HORTON

TREMONT, MS – Louise Horton, 87, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at The Meadows, Fulton, MS. She was born August 11, 1930 in Russellville, AL and worked at Genesco, Fulton, MS. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy, Golden, MS.

Services will be Friday, February 23, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Edwin Pharr officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Gary Horton, Golden, MS; two grandchildren – Ramonda Storment (Dan) Red Bay, AL and Tiwana O’Rear (Kevin ) Fulton, MS; five great-grandchildren – Andrew Mann (Courtney), Lexy Russell (Tanner), Alex Mann, Ben Holcomb and Aedan O’Rear and one great-great-grandson, Easton Mann.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ross Horton, her parents, Addie Austin Martin and Rubel Powell Martin, two infant daughters, Brenda Nell Horton and Sandra Kay Horton, a brother, Kenneth Martin and a sister, Jewel Emerson.

Pallbearers will be Dan Storment, Andrew Mann, Kevin O’Rear, Alex Mann, Ben Holcomb and Aedan O’Rear.

Visitation will be Friday, February 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at The Meadows and Sanctuary Hospice.

JULIA R. LEDBETTER

LAKELAND, FL  - Julia R. Ledbetter, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior February 17, 2018.  She was born July 2, 1931 and was active in ministry with her husband, Hollis O. Ledbetter, as he pastored in Alabama, Florida, Illinois and Georgia and served as a missionary in Israel, Kenya and Australia.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her children - Charlott Mayhall (Sam) Mocksville, NC,  David Ledbetter (Donna) Huntsville, AL, Deborah Kennedy (Jerry) Plano, TX and Deneice Burgner (David) Lakeland, FL; ten wonderful grandchildren, eighteen precious great- grandchildren, and nieces, nephews & cherished friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hollis O. Ledbetter, her parents, W.A. & Ruth Rhodes, siblings, Lymon, Hammond, Celeste and Syble and a great- grandchild, Jonah.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your local church mission program. 

BEVERLY PAYNE PRIEST

RED BAY, AL -Beverly Payne-Priest, a strong, independent woman, triumphantly battled cancer on three occasions before meeting the Lord on February 16th, 2018. Born in Red Bay, Alabama on January 16, 1943, Beverly lived life to the fullest. In her final years, she returned to her native Red Bay home as a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother. Beverly leaves us in body, but her spirit and love will continue to shine on in those that knew and loved her and in her great-grandson, Kylar Joseph, a native son of Red Bay and student of Red Bay High School. She will truly be missed.

Graveside services will be Friday, February 23, 1 p.m. at Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL assisted the family.

She is survived by two daughters -Cynthia Robbins, Red Bay, AL and Rhonda Looper, Tampa, FL; five grandchildren - Austin Ellis, Starlette T. Ellis, Matthew Lyons, Jerrad Wells and Jennifer Wells and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Roy Wasson, partner in life; her parents, George and Vela Payne; four brothers, Buddy, Felix, Conrad and Frank Payne; one sister, Doris Brown; and one great-grandchild.

DON THOMPSON

RED BAY, AL – Don Riley Thompson, 40, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Lubbock, TX March 29, 1977 and worked as a supervisor in manufacturing for ten years. He was a very proud stay-at-home Dad.

Memorial services will be Saturday, February 24, 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Amanda Thompson, Red Bay, AL; three children – Matthew Thompson, Conner Thompson and Addilyn Thompson, all of Red Bay, AL; his father– Tommy Thompson (Jean) Columbus, MS; mother – Dorothy Silver, Tupelo, MS; one sister – Jill Garrison (Anthony) Mantachie, MS and two nieces – Anna Grace Garrison and Jerusalem Garrison.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, 3-4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

SHIRLEY MAE HESTER

GOLDEN, MS – Shirley Mae Hester, 69, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at her residence. She was born March 22, 1948 in Mississippi and worked as a seamstress for twenty-five years.

Services will be Tuesday, February 20, 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Tim Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Brandon Hester (Sally) and Melissa Works (Danny) all of Golden, MS and Charles Stephen Hester, Red Bay, AL; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers - Randy Wooten, Charles Wooten and J.W. Wooten and one sister – Jeanette Wooten.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Wooten and Lela Ivey Wooten and a sister, Gail Hisaw.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 20, 1-3 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL.

MRS. JACKIE THRASHER

RED BAY, AL - Mrs. Jackie Thrasher went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Born Jacqueline Faye Mason in November, 1936 in Red Bay, AL, she was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Levada Mason; a sister, Faye Brown; a brother, James Robinson; a son, David Thrasher and her father and mother-in-law, Cim and Leora Thrasher. She married Omer Thrasher and lived in Red Bay, AL where she was active in her garden, her love for pets and the local community. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God and Bethel Church of God. Prior to her passing, she was a resident at Generations of Red Bay.

Homegoing services will Sunday, February 11, 4 p.m at Cornerstone Church of God, 901 4th Ave SE., Red Bay, AL 35582 with Bro. Rick Bradley, Bro. Tim Humphres and Bro. Micah Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years- Omer Thrasher; daughter-Deborah Thrasher Miller; son -Jason Thrasher; daughter-in-law, Judy Thrasher Aldridge; grandchildren- Chase Miller (Jenni) and Katti Lindley (Jonathon); great-grandchildren-Tate Owen Miller and Baby Miller; brother-in-law - Hollis Brown; sisters-in-law, Ruth Griffus, Dot Wren and Doris Thrasher.

Pallbearers will be Chase Miller, David Miller, Teddy Haymon, Harold Rhodes, Connor Wright and Jonathon Lindley.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Mrs. Jackie Thrasher to Cornerstone Church of God, 901 4th Ave SE., Red Bay, AL 35582 or First Baptist Church Haleyville, 1103 21st. St., Haleyville, AL 35565.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 11, 2-4 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL.

MARVIN EARL “BOBBY” RAPER

RED BAY, AL -  Marvin Earl “Bobby” Raper, 71, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born June 8, 1946 in High Point, NC. He had worked in mobile home repair, attended Hodges Convention Baptist Church and was a member of the National Guard.

Memorial services will be Saturday, February 10, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Jerry Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children - Gina Lemmond (Mike) Waterloo, AL and Jeremy Credille, Florence, AL; four grandchildren – Haley Milberger, Nathan Milberger, Jayden Credille and Andrew Credille; brothers and sisters – Gary Raper (Sue), Judy Pounds (Rance), Larry Raper, Allen Raper, Scotty Raper (Brenda), Mike Raper (Deborah) and Tim Raper and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurston B. Raper and Jewel Elizabeth Dabbs Raper and a brother, Johnny Raper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, www.michaeljfox.org.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 10, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BARBARA EASTWOOD

RED BAY, AL – Barbara R. Eastwood, 73, died Monday, February 5, 2018, at her residence.  She was born in Tremont, MS to Porter and Essie Mae Dye Wiley.  She had worked at Sunshine Homes and was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 7, 2:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay with Bro. Bill Harper officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons-Mike Sartin and Danny Gilbert both of Red Bay; five grandchildren; one sister-Judy Wiley and one brother-Jimmy Wiley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter-Shelia Adessa Sartin and one sister-Mary Sue Woods.

Pallbearers will be Jim Berry, Keith Kennedy, Glen Vinson and Milton Gaddis.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 7, 1-2:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

PATRICK MANSELL

RED BAY, AL - Patrick Steven Mansell, 32, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born November 13, 1985 in Tupelo, MS. He worked in construction for 16 years.

Services will be Sunday, February 4, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two children- Cali Larson of Hattiesburg, MS and Payton Mansell of Bartlett, TN; Father- Terry Mansell (Martha) of Red Bay, AL; Mother- Kimberly Dillard of Barlett, TN; two sisters- Shara Allison (Jason) of Golden, MS and Asia Mansell of Red Bay, AL; two brothers- Drew Dillard of Memphis, TN and Seth Rockwell of Golden MS; Grandfather- Fred Dillard of Memphis, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pat and Billie Mansell and Barbara Dillard.

Pallbearers will be Jason Allison, Lance Mansell, Errin Day, Seth Rockwell, Mike Dillard.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

BILL DEES

RED BAY, AL -  Bill Dees, 82, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Generations of Red Bay. He was born April 21, 1935 in Franklin County, AL and was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from the City of Red Bay Water and Gas Department.

Services will be Saturday, February 3, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Marshall Green officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay,  AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one sister – Bertha Faulkner, Lawrenceburg, TN; very special niece – Deborah Brooks, Red Bay, AL and a host of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Bell Dees, his parents, John Hayden Dees and Dillie Bell Allen Dees, four brothers, Leroy Dees, Hayden Dees, Talmadge Dees and Millard Dees and four sisters – Alpha Brooks, Trubie Robinson, Fay Credille and Opal Storey.

Pallbearers will be Tony Comi, Josh Scott, Greg Dees, Lane Brooks, Dwaine Pharris and John Smith.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Generations of Red Bay for the excellent nursing care that he received.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LOIS GOBER McCALPIN

FRISCO, TX – Lois Gober McCalpin, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Born on April 1, 1930 in Vina, AL, Lois was the youngest daughter of Benton and Georgia Gober. She married J. P. McCalpin on October 8, 1945 and they spent many years in Zion, IL where she retired from American Motors. After retirement, Lois and J.P. moved back to Red Bay, AL where they lived seventeen years. They then moved to Texas to be closer to their son and remained there until their deaths.

Services will be Tuesday, January 30, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Danny Stanford officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Lois will be lovingly remembered by her son, Larry McCalpin (Anne) and two grandchildren, Jason (Allison) and Kasey (Vaughn). She will also be fondly remembered by her four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Garrett, Owen and Molly as well as an abundance of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, her parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Nelson, Freddie Moore, Terry Gober, Cameron Addison, Dustin Hastings and Heath Thorne.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 30, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MARVIN HUMPHRIES

RED BAY, AL – Marvin Ray Humphries, 84, died Thursday, January 24, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 12, 1933 in Franklin County, AL and was an appliance business owner. He was manager at Tiffin TV and Appliance for many years, a partner at Triple H Electronics and had worked as a DJ for WRMG Radio. He was a former city council member, a member of the Civitans and had served on the Gas and Water Board. He was a member of Cornerstone Church of God.

Services will be Saturday, January 27, 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Rick Bradley and Bro. W.D. Humphries officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years – Helen Humphries, Red Bay, AL; two sons-  David Humphries (Barbra) Red Bay, AL and Dennis Humphries, Nashville, TN; six grandchildren – Dustin Humphries, Derek Humphries (Sheena), Dallas Humphries (Kayla), Melanie McKinney, Marisa Wingo (Isaac) and Maria Davis (Jamie); eight great-grandchildren – Laken Raper (Brock), Tra Elliott, Abby Hicks, Macie Humphries, Leighton Humphries, Isiah Wingo, Asher Wingo and Wyatt Davis; daughter-in-law – Debbie Humphries Lindsey; three brothers – Loyd Humphres (Brenda), Jerry Humphres (Cheryl) and Hubert Humphres (Paulette) and three sisters – Marie Holland, Oneda Parrish (Leon) and Verniece Holland.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dannie Ray Humphries; parents, Vess and Dora Bell Humphries and his father and mother-in-law, Sebe and Icie Hutcheson.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons – Dustin Humphries, Derek Humphries, Dallas Humphries, Tra Elliott, Isaac Wingo, Jamie Davis and Brock Raper. Honorary pallbearers will be Oneal Jackson and Marty Vanderford.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God.

HESSIE LENA HUMPHRES

RED BAY, AL – Hessie Lena Humphres, 89, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 28, 1928 in Franklin County, AL and worked in the poultry industry raising chickens.

Services will be Friday, January 26, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Wayne Logan and Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son – Wade Humphres (Linda) Red Bay, AL; son-in-law – J.C. Blackburn, Red Bay, AL; four grandchildren – Lisa Turbyfill (Billy), Karen Deaton (Tim), Stephanie Williams (Brett) and Jonathan Humphres (Haley) and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Humphres, a daughter, Barbara Blackburn, her parents, Houston Mitchell and Elzie Holland Mitchell and three sisters, Corene Burks, Exie Holcomb and Dessie Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Billy Turbyfill, Tim Deaton, Brett Williams, Jordan Turbyfill, Bunt Burks and Jerry Burks.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 25, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

ALVIN BROWN

RED BAY, AL – Alvin Brown, 62, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born September 13, 1955 in Gary, IN. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sheffield, AL and enjoyed special Olympic bowling and square dancing. Alvin was a big ray of sunshine and had a huge smile and loved hugs.

Services will be Saturday, January 20, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL. Burial will be Joel Cemetery, Dennis, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his twin brother – Calvin Brown, Red Bay, AL, brother – Frank Brown, Florence, AL; brother-in-law – Carl “Rusty” Young; three nieces – Michelle Grant (Tommy) Muscle Shoals, AL, Stacy Garrett, Michie, TN and Barbara Dupree, Corinth, MS; two nephews – Michael Young, Florence, AL and Robert Garrett, Red Bay, AL; several great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Brown and Irene Stone Brown and two sisters, Susan Young and Flora Garrett.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 20, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LURLIE MINK

VINA, AL – Lurlie Mink, 94, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Generations of Red Bay. She was born June 3, 1923 in Arkansas and was a homemaker. She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 20, 4 p.m. at Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by six grandchildren; one sister – Velma Spreags, Tampa, FL; her nephew and caregiver – L.V. Russell, Vina, AL and a host of other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Void Mink, two children, Olis Mink and Mildred Mink, one grandchild and five brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 20, 2:30 – 4 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL. 

JAMES F. "BRO" WHITE, JR.

RED BAY, AL – James F. “Bro” White, Jr., 70, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born August 24, 1947 in Chicago, Il. and worked as a finish carpenter for twenty-seven years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion.

Services will be Saturday, January 20, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years – Carol White, Red Bay, AL; three children– Jim White, Red Bay, AL, Connie White, Moulton, AL and Micki White, Belmont, MS; four grandchildren – Drew Inmon, Casey Inmon, Miranda Harville and Ansley Gooch and one great-grandchild – Carson Inmon.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny White, his parents, James F. White, Sr. and Jacqueline Buettner White, a brother, Tim White and a sister, Judy Hatak.

Pallbearers will be Joe Jackson, Shane Montgomery, Eric Montgomery, David Lancaster, Phil Byram and Brian Lynch. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Allen, Craig Long, Gerald Jackson, Donald Thorn, Charles Lesley and Mitch Davis.

Visitation will be Friday, January 19, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

KATHLEEN PERRY

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Kathleen Perry, 83, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Alabama to Willie Baggett and Esther Cooper Baggett.  She has worked as a sewing inspector.

Services will be Saturday, January 13, 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus officiating.  Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her son-Ron Perry (Angie) of Huntsville; two grandchildren-Jackie Perry and Aaron Perry; three great-grandchildren-Lilah Perry, Zachary Perry and Lola Perry; one sister-Eloise Garland and one brother-Billy Baggett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers and sisters-Linda Paden, Sue Strawbridge, Bobby Baggett and Jerald Baggett.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 2:30-3:30 at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MADEEN MITCHELL PETREE

RED BAY, AL – Madeen Mitchell Petree, 85, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was born December 7, 1932 in Franklin County, AL.  She was retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, January 13, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Roger Wood and Bro. Neil Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four daughters – Fredia Rice, Tuscumbia, AL, Bonnie Gober (L.T.) Red Bay, AL, Sarah Terry (Dan) and Shelia Woods (Danny) all of Russellville, AL; grandchildren – Julie Rice, Jana Rice, Jamie Kirksey (Paul), Leslie Thorne (Michael), Greg Gober (Lauren), Stephanie Rogers (Neil), Tiffany Bohannon (Bradley), Angela Woods, Allison Woods and Anna Woods; one step-grandchild – Jennifer Lowe (Leonard); nine great-grandchildren; brothers – Fred Mitchell (Joyce), Arlie Mitchell (Minnie) and Ted Mitchell (Margaret) and sisters – Joyce Garrison and Chris Goins (Gordon).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcell Petree, four brothers, Thelton Mitchell, Albert Mitchell, Robert Mitchell and W.C. Mitchell and one sister, Alta Dees.

Pallbearers will be Paul Kirksey, Michael Thorne, Neil Rogers, Bradley Bohannon, Ryan Boyd and Randy Strickland.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LANCE MATTHEW CHILDERS

RED BAY, AL – Lance Matthew Childers, 43, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was born March 9, 1974 in Haleyville, AL and worked in tire assembly at Cooper Tire, Tupelo, MS. He was a member of Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Thursday, January 11, 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Patrick Sutton and Bro. Andy Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hamilton, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Joanna Childers, Red Bay, AL; one daughter – Christabella Childers, Red Bay, AL; his mother – Madrene Miller Childers; two brothers – Michael Childers and wife, Tina Childers and Phillip Childers and wife, Carol Childers and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Mack Childers and a brother, David Mark Childers.

Pallbearers will be Luke Childers, Judd Childers, Skylar King, Brian Davis, Ryan Manasco and Derrick Jackson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 10, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

OLIVER WINDAL PUCKETT

RED BAY, AL – Oliver Windal Puckett, 85, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL. He was born October 1, 1932 in Tishomingo County, MS. He was retired from Mueller Brass after twenty-five years and was a security guard at Tiffin Motor Homes for seventeen years. He was a member and deacon of The Church of God, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Tuesday, January 9, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. James Horn and Bro. Stephen Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery, Russellville, AL.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years – Jearldean Puckett, Red Bay, AL; two children – Brenda Lewey and husband, Norris Lewey and Gary Puckett and wife, Susan Puckett, all of Red Bay, AL; four grandchildren – Candi Cantrell and husband, Stephen Cantrell, Brandon Lewey and wife, Chrissy Lewey, Taylor Hendrix and husband, Eric Hendrix and Tarin Puckett; five great-grandchildren; one brother – Flavis Puckett and two sisters – Gladys Bennett and Oniece Hutcheson.

He was preceded in death by his parents – George and Lottie Puckett and two brothers – Edsel Puckett and Elbert Puckett.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Lewey, Tarin Puckett, Aaron Lewey, Andrew Lewey, Aiden Lewey and Josiah Cantrell.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

LENORA FOWLER

RED BAY, AL – Lenora G. Fowler, 73, died Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Red Bay Hospital.  She was born in Franklin County, AL to William Lee and Carrie King Fowler.  She was a member of Free Will Baptist Church.  She worked at Blue Bell, the nursing home, was a greeter at Hardee’s and retired from the Red Bay School cafeteria after 15 years.

Graveside services will be Monday, January 8, 3 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three children-Jason Wayne Fowler, Lori Lee Fowler and Charles Preston Fowler (Julie); four brothers and sisters-Helen Haithcock, Joe Haithcock, Inez Garrett Tate and Dodie Garrett; nine grandchildren-William Cole Garrison, Carlee Morgan Fowler, Caleb Garrett Fowler, Jaden Claire Fowler, Nevaeh Loretta Colburn, Whitley LaShay Fowler, Michael Wayne Fowler, Isabella Eve Fowler and Payton Alexandria Maxwell and a sister-in-law-Roxie Daily (Aaron).

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-L.R. Garrett.

NELLIE HUMPHRES

HALEYVILLE, AL – Nellie Yvonne Humphres, 83, died Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Generations of Red Bay.  She was born in Franklin County, Al to James Jefferson and Dona Isabelle Jackson Holland.  She was retired from Wrangler as an inspector and was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 8, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three sons-Ralph Humphres (Joan) and Rodney Humphres (Vicki) all of Haleyville and Jerry Humphries (Annette) of Red Bay; five grandchildren-Angela Lyons, Amy Melson, Veronica Strickland, Daniel Humphries and Allison Humphres; nine great-grandchildren and one brother-Phona Ray Holland.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Sidney Humphres; a granddaughter-Miranda McDuffa; her parents; one brother-Roy Holland and three sisters-Roxie Singleton, Clarice Jackson and Cleta Ozbirn.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Cagle, Logan Cagle, Daniel Humphries, Greg Strickland, David Hyde and Steven Lee Singleton.

Visitation will be Monday, January 8, 9-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

MIKE JAMES

RED BAY, AL – Michael Frank “Mike” James, 59, died Wednesday, January 3, at ECM Hospital, Florence, AL. He was born January 21, 1958 in Red Bay, AL. He worked at Cooper Tire, Tupelo, MS and was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.

Services will be Saturday, January 6, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years – Karen James; two children – Malorie Quillen (Michael) Killen, AL and Jesse James, Florence, AL; two grandsons – Trevor Quillen and Zachary Quillen; two brothers – Jesse Phil James and Hayden James (Georgia) and one sister – Katrina Wylie (Danny).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse James and Caroline Bell James.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to all the doctors and nurses in CTRU at ECM Hospital and to all family and friends who have offered their condolences.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

TINA M. DARRACOTT

RED BAY, AL – Tina M. Darracott, 80, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Diversicare of Amory in Amory, MS. She was born March 4, 1937 in Detroit, AL and was a homemaker.

Services will be Thursday, January 4, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Nick McSpadden and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband – Leabert Darracott, Red Bay, AL.; six children – Denise Scott (Robert) Arab, AL, Joey Darracott (Glenda) Red Bay, AL., Louis Darracott (Teresa) Dorsey, MS., Ray Darracott (Missy) Russellville, AL., Kathy Swindle (Donnie) Florence, AL and Billy Darracott (Jessica) Red Bay, AL; twenty grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren and three sisters – Lee Reed, Belvie Ferdon and Ruthie Swindle.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Trina Adkison and Teresa Johnson.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

 

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