Our Obituaries

David Monroe Smith

September 25, 1944 - October 20, 2017

SMITH, David Monroe, 73, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 20th in Montgomery, AL. David was preceded in death by his father, Jack Smith. He is survived by his wife, Bettye Fletcher Smith; daughter, Laurie Michelle Smith; son, Matthew Page Smith (wife, Katie Rolader Smith), grandchildren, Walker Jack and Lauren Page Smith; mother, Eva Nell Robinson Smith; sister, Cherry Hammett ...
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Robert Louis Barlow

September 26, 1937 - October 20, 2017

Dr. Robert Louis Barlow Jr., 80, of Mathews, Alabama, passed on October 20, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Julie Thompson Barlow; his daughter Mary Penn Lavallee; and his granddaughter, Amanda Elaine Pounds. He is survived by his daughter , Kathy Barlow Pounds; his son; Robert Louis Barlow III (Roseanna); his grandchildren, Matthew...
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Julia Moody

January 9, 1943 - October 20, 2017

Judy Moody, 74, passed away October 20, 2017. She was born January 9 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She is survived by her husband, Claude Moody whom she was married to for 53 years. She is also survived by her children Mary James (Stuart) Newsome, Claude Moody III, and Pat Moody (Leslie). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Stuart, James Edward and Claude Newsome, Elizabeth and Lily Moody. Mrs....
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James Hartwell Lane

March 17, 1934 - October 19, 2017

James "Buddy" Hartwell Lane went home on October 19, 2017 to join his late wife, Dala Verne Lane. He was 83 years of age. Buddy was well loved and cherished by his daughter, Vicki Ferguson Brooks, 6 grandchildren, and 14 greatgrandchildren.His love and service for his service for his country and was shown through his time in the Navy and being a volunteer with the MPD VIP's for 12 years.The...
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Jeanette Spear Endress

April 23, 1947 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Marshall Chumley Dawson

June 7, 1936 - October 18, 2017

Marshall Elizabeth Dawson, 81, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from brain cancer. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Ms. Dawson was preceded in death by her mother Charity Cobb Chumley and her brother Robert (Bobby) E. Chumley. Survivors are her husband of 63 years Lawrence F. Dawson, sons Lawrence (Larry) Dawson, Mark Dawson and granddaughter Ally Hamilton. Pallbearers will...
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William J. Brightwell

August 12, 1934 - October 17, 2017

Brightwell, William Jackson, of Montgomery, AL, passed away on October 17 at the age of 83.Mr. Brightwell was born on August 12, 1934 in Dale County and graduated from Dale Co. High School. He retired after more than 20 years with the United States Air Force as a Crew-Chief and Aircraft Mechanic (E-6/ Tech Sgt.) He also flew B-52 combat missions, served in the Vietnam Conflict, and earned medals...
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Norma Somerset Johnson

December 15, 1924 - October 17, 2017

Norma Jean Somerset Welch Johnson, 92, of Montgomery, AL, died October 17 after a brief illness.Born in Troy, Norma Somerset attended Sidney Lanier High School and Howard College where she earned a B.S. degree in Business and earned a Masters degree in Economics from Auburn University. She married Wallace Welch, who helped her raise their one child, Amanda. Norma nursed Wallace through an...
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MaryAnn Higgs Brown

April 12, 1938 - October 16, 2017

Brown, Mary Ann Higgs, PhD, 79, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama died Monday, October 16, 2017 after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bart Brown, and her parents, Angeline Elizabeth Rucker Higgs and John Zachariah Higgs, Sr., as well as her parents-in-law, Ruth Burnham Brown and Leman Bart Brown. Survivors include her daughters Ruth Brown McMichens of Huntsville...
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Cynthia O'Ferrell Hurtt

June 10, 1960 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Frank Reda

December 30, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Frank Reda, Jr, 77, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born on December 30, 1939. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael Reda, his sister, Tiny Gallota, and his parents Frank and Carmella Reda. He is survived by his loving wife Jane, one son, Paul (Vicki) Reda of Prattville, Al., one brother Dominic (Karen) Reda, Woodridge, IL, one sister, Ginny (Dan) Larocca of Carol Stream, IL. He is...
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John James Smith

April 22, 1951 - October 15, 2017

John James Smith, 66, of Montgomery, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. He is survived by his partner, Rob Phillips; son, Jimmy Smith (Hollye); daughter, Kathryn Smith, both of Rome Ga; two sisters, Mary Visha (Philip) and Margaret Cooper; two grandchildren, Mary Burke Smith and Harper Smith both of Rome, Ga.
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John Parker Adkison

August 9, 1954 - October 15, 2017

John Parker Adkison, 63, of Montgomery met his Lord and Savior face to face on October 15, 2017 and began his eternal Harley ride with the wind always in his face and the sun on his back. He is survived by his devoted wife of 17 years, Sharon Monfee Adkison; his brother, Jim (Dianne) Adkison; 4 fur children, Ziggy, Simon, George, and Zoie; and a host of friends and family. John was preceded in...
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William Standring Yougene

June 3, 1940 - October 14, 2017

William Standring Yougene III, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away at the age of 77. He went to high school at William's School before going on to get his Undergraduate Degree at Huntingdon College and then his Graduate Degree at The University of Alabama. William was a member of The Montgomery Genealogical Society.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Standring Yougene...
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Jerry Lee Frick

June 15, 1937 - October 12, 2017

Jerry Frick, 80, died Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Homer Lee Frick, his son, Jerry Lee Frick Jr. And his wife of 60 years, Sally Stalvey Frick. He is survived by his son, Robert Hartwell Frick and wife Myra and his brother, Fred Calvin Frick and wife Elaine plus a niece and two nephews, Elaine, Steve and Craig Frick. Jerry was born and raised...
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Helen Shaver Jordan

August 15, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Myra Joyce Carter

January 3, 1950 - October 11, 2017

Myra Joyce Carter, of Montgomery, AL passed away on October 11, 2017 at the age of 67. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeffie Williams and Louise Pope Williams; brothers, Donald Williams and Donnie Williams; sister, Cathy Williams; and nephew, Jacob Williams.Myra is survived by her husband, Wayne Carter; sons, Steve (Mary) Carter and Ray (Stacye) Carter; daughter, Heather Carter; 7...
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Teresa Paulette Pruit

May 31, 1952 - October 11, 2017

Teresa Paulette Pruit,65, of Montgomery, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017.She was Preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Elsie Rolling; brother, Charles Rolling; sisters, Geraldine Deal and Helen SIngleton.Teresa is survived by her son, Michael Paul Pruit; sister, Dorothy Ann Henderson; brother, Danny Rolling and nephew, Jason Henderson.A visitation will be held on Friday, October 13,...
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Sarah Box Lawson

October 22, 1923 - October 10, 2017

Sarah Box Lawson, a lifelong resident of Montgomery passed away onOctober 10, 2017.She was preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm Charles Box andNettie Colson Box; her husband, Col. (retired) Francis (Frank) Lawson; and her sister, Key Box Fannin. She is survived by her sons, Spencer H. Longshore, III (Cindy), and Robert P. Longshore (Gail); a niece, Sarah Jo Fannin Cohen (Stanley);...
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Donna Kay Dooley

November 6, 1978 - October 9, 2017

Donna Kay Dooley, 38, of Deatsville, passed away on Monday, October 09, 2017.She was preceded in death by her father, Garland Dooley and grandparents, Sam and Bonnie Payton.She is survived by her mother, Corneila Dooley; brother, Payton (Marla) Dooley; aunts, Brenda Dooley, Janice Payton and Patricia Yarbrough; uncles, Buford Dooley, Edward Dooley, David Payton and Donald Payton; a niece,...
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Prosper Henri Ziri

September 24, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Prosper H. Ziri passed away on October 9, 2017. He was born in Marrakesh, Morocco on September 24, 1932. Graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 11, 11:30 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Ziri came to the United States as a young man and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Air Force. His assignments took him to many locations stateside and overseas where his duties included...
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Jane Windham Chesnutt

April 18, 1930 - October 8, 2017

Jane Claire Windham Chesnutt, 87, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 8, 2017. After a brief illness, she died peacefully at her home with loving family by her side. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00p.m. at Leak Memory Chapel with Rev. Aaron Fleming officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service with burial at...
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Terry Hardaway Taylor

September 14, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Terry Hardaway Taylor, III, age 76, went home to be with his Lord on October 8, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents Rosa Lee Till Taylor and Terry Hardaway Taylor, Jr. He was born on September 14, 1941 in Montgomery, Alabama where he lived most of his life, graduating from Lanier High School and Auburn University. He was devoted to his family, as well as an avid hunter, fisherman, and...
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Susan Latrelle Sanders

May 7, 1961 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Betty Elizabeth Dandis

February 10, 1933 - October 6, 2017

Betty Dean Dandis, age 84, passed away on Friday, October, 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Samuel John Dandis; her parents, Ruby Hester and Coy F. Dean. Mrs. Dandis is survived by her adored children, Stephen John Dandis (son), Jennifer Berry Brown (daughter), Jeremy Leonard Berry (grandson) and Jordan Dean Berry (grandson). She was a member of Frazer Methodist...
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Vickie Green Kelly

July 7, 1944 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Clinton Moye Thames

March 9, 1963 - October 4, 2017

Clinton Moye Thames, age 54, passed away peacefully at his home in Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Whetstone Thames, and Mary Louise Moye (Baby Doll) Thames. He is survived by his son, Clinton Moye Thames Jr.; sister, Mary Elizabeth Thames; brother, David Whetstone Thames, Jr.; uncle, William Gordon Thames; and cousins William Gordon Thames, Jr. (Mary Owen), Irene...
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Harold Ray Redwine

January 27, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Wetumpka - Harold Ray Redwine, 73, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in his home after a devastating struggle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Phed Redwine and Eula Mae Walker Redwine; his brother Danny Redwine; and grandson Trevor Serjeant. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Eveline (Grittner) Redwine; his daughter Cathleen Redwine Klusek and her husband Todd; His...
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Joyce Smith Hatcher

November 11, 1933 - October 4, 2017

Joyce Smith Hatcher passed away peaceably Wednesday, October 4,2017 at her home. She is survived by her children David, Wayne, Mark and Martha Hatcher; their spouses, children and grandchildren. Her funeral will beSaturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00am at Pintlala Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Burton presiding. Visitation will be one hour before. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be...
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William Jackson Moseley

February 19, 1942 - October 3, 2017

William "Bill" Moseley passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Arlene and John Moseley and one brother Johnny Moseley. He is survived by his brother Mike (Cynthia) Moseley of Montgomery and sisters Virginia (Gene) Hall of Prattville, Bettie (George) Searcy of Evergreen and Debby Moseley of Montgomery. Bill was an avid Crimson Tide fan and Atlanta Braves...
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Frances Morgan Brooks

January 12, 1921 - October 3, 2017

Frances Morgan Brooks, a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away on October 3, 2017 at the age of 96. Frances, formerly of Brantley, AL, had a generous love for people. Her favorite hobby was cooking. Her family and friends were beneficiaries of her cheese straws, brownies, cheesecakes, and many casseroles. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church for 65 years and a Sunday School teacher for...
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Mary Lou Gedel

June 21, 1925 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Evelyn Parish Cooner

July 24, 1923 - October 2, 2017

Evelyn Parish Cooner, 94, a life long resident ofMontgomery, AL entered her eternal home to be with herLord and Savior on October 2, 2017. She was preceeded indeath by her parents, Eugene C. and Lucille J. Cooner,brothers, Walter J. Cooner, Sr. and Eugene C. Cooner Jr.: sisters, Lillian E. Cooner,and Betty C. Rushton. She is survived by her loving twinsister, Emily C. Rabren, Columbiana, AL,...
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Michael Focia

May 22, 1939 - October 2, 2017

Michael Focia Jr., 78, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Michael Focia Sr. and Esther Focia; his children, Jean Focia Sandoval and James Franklin Focia. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jacqueline Focia; his children, Corrine Focia Shirts, Michael A Focia, Rita Focia (Mark) Crawford, Billy J Focia, Amber Focia (Jason) Matmanivong, John ...
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Edward Harold Haslam

November 8, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Edward Harold Haslam, Jr. passed away on October 2. He was born on November 8, 1929, in Anniston, AL, to Edward Harold Haslam, Sr. and Mary Dover Turner Haslam. He graduated from Anniston High School, attended Auburn University and graduated from Jacksonville State University. Upon graduation he became a U.S. Naval officer specializing in anti-submarine warfare and public information. He was the...
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Michael Jacob Thornell

September 27, 1941 - October 1, 2017

Michael J. ThornellUSAF Ret, Lt Col MSCSeptember 27, 1941-October 1, 2017Beloved son, brother, husband, Dad and Bepops Michael Jacob Thornell was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, October 1, 2017, following a long illness. He was surrounded by his four sons, and his beloved wife of 53 years, Kathryn (Kitty). Mike was born and raised in Dothan, AL where he graduated from Dothan High School in 1959....
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Judy Elizabeth Rittenour

December 8, 1944 - September 27, 2017

Rittenour, Judy Elizabeth (Duncan), age 72, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at her home in Montgomery, Alabama, September 27, 2017. Judy is survived by her daughters Elizabeth H. Staten (Tony), Amy Leigh Ingram (Robbie), Carol Ann Matthews (Jay), and Irmy Fonville (Dennis); grandchildren Carrie Matthews (Ira Bacani), Anthony Staten, Amber Persons (John), Robert May, Frances...
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Warren Howell Caldwell

December 10, 1954 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Floyd Everett Bailey

December 8, 1933 - September 23, 2017

Floyd Everett Bailey, 83, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away peacefully on September 23, 2017 surrounded by his family.Mr. Bailey is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Betty Jean Ward Bailey; son, Audie Wilton Bailey (Susan); daughter, Dawn Fain ( Jimmy); brother, James Bailey (Audreynette) of Omega, Ga.; sisters, Kaye Metcalf and Lynda Moorman (Raleigh), both of Tifton Ga, and sisters in...
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Robert H. Broadway

April 13, 1942 - September 22, 2017

Robert Hayward Broadway, 75, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017.He was preceded in death by first wife Billie Jean Broadway and most recent wife Mary Ann Sanders Broadway and his parents Julian and Bertha Broadway and his brother, William Broadway. He is survived by his son, Robert Broadway, daughter Kelly Broadway and step daughter Dawn Sanders Rines, his grandsons Taylor Thomas, Tyler...
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Frank Wayne Ott

September 3, 1940 - September 21, 2017

Ott, Frank W. Sr., of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on September 21, 2017 at the age of 77. Mr. Ott was a retired Fireman with the City of Montgomery and dedicated nearly 50 years of service to East Montgomery Dixie Youth Sports.He was preceded in death by his father, William Ott; mother, Ida Ott; and son, Jimbo Ott.Mr. Ott is survived by his wife, Virginia Ott; children, Frank Ott Jr. (Lisa)...
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James C. Hollon

December 18, 1921 - September 19, 2017

HOLLON, James C., 95, a Montgomery resident, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Visitation will be held Monday, September 25, 2017, at 1 PM, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by his Funeral Service at 2 PM, with Dr. Lester Spencer officiating, and burial to follow in Oakwood Annex Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Bessie Leigh Hollon; his parents, Kirby and Mattie Pearl...
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Roy Allen Andrews

August 10, 1934 - September 19, 2017

Roy Allen Andrews, 83, of Elmore, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.Roy is preceded in death by his father; Jason Andrews, mother; Ruth Andrews, brothers; Montee, George, William, Joe, Robert, Henry, Thomas, Ed and Fred Andrews, a daughter; Joyce Lambreth.Roy was a parts manager for Harley Davidson in Montgomery for over 25 years.He is survived by his sons; Michael(Kelly) Andrews and...
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James Cromarty Parker

January 8, 1949 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Lehman Benjamin Easterling

May 15, 1942 - September 17, 2017

Leham Benjamin Easterling, Jr., 75, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jill Margaret Easterling; parents, Lehman Benjamin (Doc E) and Margaret Hopkins Easterling; Brother Allen Metcalf Easterling. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Glenda Till Easterling; son, Ben Easterling, III, and his wife Catherine...
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Randolph Benjamin Moore

February 11, 1944 - September 16, 2017

Randolph "Randy" Benjamin Moore, III, 73, went to be with our Lord and Savior the 16th of September, 2017. Randy was a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama and was loved and adored by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Randolph Benjamin Moore, Jr., and Mary Campbell Moore, as well as his sister, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Coale. He is survived by his loving...
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Julia Berry Smith

July 19, 1922 - September 15, 2017

Smith, Julia Berry, 95, died September 15, 2017. She was born July 19, 1922 in Montgomery, Alabama. She passed away after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband and hero, Charles Gillis Smith. She is survived by her two daughters, Wynnette Smith and Sharleen Smith. She adored her nephew, Clinton C. Berry (Marcia), and nieces, Linda B. McCurdy (Mac), Margaret B. Lowder ...
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Dorothy S. Willard

May 8, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Dorothy Strickland Willard. 85, of Montgomery, met her Lord and Savior on September 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Charles Willard; her parents John and Nannie Strickland; and daughter, Susan Madderra. She is survived by two sons, Bill Willard and Kenny (Susan) Willard; three grandchildren, Eric (Brandi) Madderra, Kevin (Jackie) Madderra, Stephanie Willard; two...
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Richmond Pearce Morrow

December 30, 1947 - September 13, 2017

MORROW, Richmond Pearce "Ricky", 69, a Montgomery resident, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He will be remembered most for his never-ending devotion to his family and friends, generosity, love of outdoors, and Auburn Football. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed competing in many bass tournaments. Mr. Morrow was preceded in death by his father, Claudie Richmond...
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Jenelle Witcher Watson

December 20, 1926 - September 12, 2017

Jenelle Witcher Watson, a resident of Montgomery, AL was born December 20, 1926 in Coweta County GA. to William Brewer Witcher and Amelia Crawford Witcher and died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home. A service will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 2:00pm CT at Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL with vistations being Saturday, Sep 16, 5-7pm and Sunday, Sep 17, 12:30-2pm. The service...
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Harold Lee Anderson

April 10, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Anderson, Dr. Harold Lee, 87, a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, departed this life peacefully on September 12, 2017, surrounded by family.Harold's crowning achievement in life was winning the hand of Opal Keys in marriage in 1953. Opal preceded him in death. Together they raised six children and were blessed with nineteen grandchildren. Six great grandchildren also survive "Papa". Harold...
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John Shores Kocher

November 16, 1942 - September 11, 2017

John Shores Kocher, 74, of Montgomery, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017.John was preceded in death by his father, Harry Harker Kocher and mother, Rebecca Shores Estes.He was a devoted husband, family man, and a committed Christian. He will be remembered for his integrity and humor.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Mason Kocher; son, Mason (Alex) Kocher; daughter, Caroline ...
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David Charles Merrill

June 9, 1949 - September 11, 2017

David Charles Merrill, of Grady, Alabama passed away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 68. Mr. Merrill installed ceramic tile, both residential and commercially, for 45 years. He also loved to hunt and fish. He was a huge Alabama fan and he also enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his father, Vonley Merrill; mother, Margaret Merrill; and sister...
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Katherine Hart Rainey

March 7, 1949 - September 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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David Brooks Bailey

May 6, 1932 - September 9, 2017

Mr. David B. Bailey, a lifelong resident and native of Cleveland Ohio passed away this week of natural causes, while traveling from his home in Tallahassee FL. to visit Montgomery AL. on Saturday September 9th, 2017. He had spent the last years of his life in Florida with his close friend of 40 years, Michael J. Weltman and wife Michelle. David was 85 years old. David's life started in...
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Laura Wilson Pope

December 27, 1920 - September 8, 2017

Laura Muriel Wilson Pope of Montgomery, Alabama, born December 27, 1920 and passed away on September 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Pope, parents, Ocie Mae & John Harvey Wilson, brothers, Ed, Charles, John, James and Tommy Wilson, sisters Mary Frank Swaringen and Betty Huff. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Pope Welch and Sandra Pope Hayes of Montgomery....
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Dale Keith Johnson

August 15, 1964 - September 8, 2017

Dale Keith Johnson, "Coach Dale", 53, of Montgomery, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. Dale was a big Georgia Bulldog fan, an Atlanta Braves fan, and coached baseball at East Montgomery for many years. He was a store manager for Firestone where he worked for more than 35 years. Dale is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Johnson, two sons, Kyle (Anna) Johnson and Ryan (Allie) Johnson, one...
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Louise Brady Stevens

December 13, 1930 - September 7, 2017

Louise Brady Stevens, age 86, of Montgomery, AL was born December 13, 1930, and passedaway Thursday evening, September 7, 2017.Louise was a dedicated homemaker. She loved children, she enjoyed good food and cooking,she liked music, and she loved her family, immediate and extended. She was very involved inher church, Eastern Meadows Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack...
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Joseph James Hannan

April 11, 1932 - September 6, 2017

HANNAN, Colonel (ret) USAF Joseph James "Jim" Hannan passed away with his family by his side on September 6, 2017. He was born on April 11, 1932, in Albany, New York, to Patrick Albert Hannan and Rosemary Callahan Hannan. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, New York, graduated with a BS in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY and a Master in Business...
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Emmett Eugene Walker

July 26, 1925 - September 6, 2017

Emmett Eugene "Gene" Walker, 92, of Montgomery, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, went to be with his Lord on September 6, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Walker; daughter, Donna W. Apperson (Kenneth); son, Steven Walker (Sheri) ; grandchildren, Jarod, Braden (Jayne), Grant Apperson, Meg Tebbs (Jon), Kristen Howell (Ben), Amanda Walker, Andrew Walker (Allison); and 5...
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Laura Michelle Johnson

April 26, 1972 - September 5, 2017

Laura Michelle Williams Johnson lost her battle with cancer and died peacefully at home with her family in Montgomery, Alabama on September 5, 2017 at the age of 45. Laura is survived by her children; Raymond Paul Nobles, Jr (Katie), Brandon Nobles (Jessica), Amanda Nobles (Colt), Robert "Buddy" Johnson, and Robyn Johnson; her parents, Michael and Evelyn Williams; her grandson, Brantley Nobles;...
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Margaret Meriwether Tompkins

April 20, 1927 - September 5, 2017

Margaret Meriwether Tompkins, of Talladega, AL, passed away on September 5 at the age of 90. She loved her family, her church, and sewing.Maragret was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Farrior Tompkins; her son Ernest Farrior (Pete) Tomkins, Jr; and son-in-law, Myron Uptain.She is survived by her son, Frank Tompkins; daughter, Brenda Uptain; daughter-in-law, Sheralee Tomkins; 11...
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George Forrest Bailey

April 2, 1952 - September 4, 2017

George Forrest Bailey III, 65, a lifelong resident of Montgomery and a much adored husband, father, brother and friend, died Monday, September 4, 2017. He was a graduate of Jefferson Davis High School and Auburn University and recently was re tired after 33 years as natural resources section chief for Alabama State Parks.Forrest served honorably for 23 years as an aircraft ordinance mechanic with...
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Martha Fincher Welch

March 4, 1928 - September 4, 2017

Martha Fincher Welch, 89, a former resident of Montgomery, died Monday, September 4, 2017. Her visitation will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1 PM, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her Funeral Service at 2 PM. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Martha had retired from the State of Alabama with the Department of Motor Vehicle division. Preceded in death by her husband,...
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Thelma Carter Lachney

October 31, 1923 - September 4, 2017

Thelma Carter Lachney, 93, of Montgomery, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017.Her children and grandchildren were blessed to have her in their lives for so many years.She is preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Buford Lawrence Lachney.Mrs. Lachney is survived by her daughter, Laura Lachney, sons Johnny (Jan) Lachney and Robert (Leigh) Lachney; grandchildren; Lance (Tait) Lachney, Jeff ...
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Lendon Palmer Bolton

June 27, 1939 - September 2, 2017

Lendon Palmer Bolton, 78, of Montgomery passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Judy York Bolton; his children Lendon C. Bolton "Chuck" and Jennifer Bolton Ethridge (Brian); grandchildren, Courtney, Matthew, Harris, and Ty Bolton, Jackson and Dawson Ethridge and great granddaughter Parker Lucy Bolton.Lenny...
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Frances Fitzgerald

April 26, 1927 - August 31, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald, 90, resident of Montgomery, died Thursday the 31st of August at Jackson Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in 1927, Frances was a life-long member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed a large community of friends. She was a sought-after bridge player, a lover of cats and the performing arts, and a dedicated Auburn football fan. She is survived by her two daughters, Susan...
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Frank Hickman Temple

May 28, 1929 - August 31, 2017

Frank Hickman Temple, 88, of Montgomery passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mae Temple; son David Temple. He is survived by his son Joseph Allen Temple and his wife Donna Temple, granddaughter, Stephanie Anne Brown (Joshua), great grandsons, Trace Staten, Taylor Allen Staten; great granddaughter, Amelia Jane Brown; A niece Ann Johnston Henry and...
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James Murphy Faust

September 10, 1945 - August 29, 2017

James Murphy Faust, age 71, of Hope Hull, AL, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Mr. Faust was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Williams Faust. Murphy truly lived out his marriage vows. He loved his wife both in sickness and in health. Murphy sacrificed his own health in order to care for her. Mr. Faust is also preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Nobie...
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Allene H. Bolling

September 25, 1929 - August 29, 2017

Allene H. Bolling, 87, of Montgomery, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, after an extended illness.Allene is survived by her husband, Christopher Bolling of 18 years, 4 children, 2 stepchildren, 8 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.A visitation will be held at 1:00PM, Friday, September 1, 2017 at Leak Memory Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00PM....
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Bettye Lue Jackson

July 3, 1941 - August 28, 2017

JACKSON, Bettye Lue, 76, a resident of Montgomery, passed away peacefully Monday, August 28, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Willie J. Jackson; son, Glenn Jackson; daughters, Anjanette Jackson Martin and Adrienne Jackson Hall; & grandchildren, Courtney Martin, Corey Martin, Bryan Jackson, & Xavier Jackson. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 2, at 11 am, at New...
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Aubry Ellis Houlditch

February 1, 2007 - August 28, 2017

Aubry Ellis Houlditch, 10, a resident of Pike Road, AL, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. A Vigil of Life Celebration service will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Christchurch Montgomery. Dress for the vigil maybe scout uniform, Auburn gear, or colorful attire (red and yellow are Aubry's favorite colors). Funeral service and Holy Eucharist in Celebration of the...
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Ellen Elder Robbins

January 25, 1928 - August 26, 2017

ROBBINS, ELLEN ELDERMrs. Ellen Elder Robbins, 89, of Montgomery, AL, was born January 25, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA. She died August 26, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Boyd Robbins and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Elder. Mrs. Robbins grew up in Tenafly, NJ, and attended Colby Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. After leaving college she met her...
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Betty Pettus DeFee

June 8, 1925 - August 26, 2017

Betty Pettus DeFee, 92, of Montgomery, Al. passed away on August 26, 2017. She is predeceased by her husband of 71 years, J.T. DeFee, and Parents, Samuel Marcus Pettus and Leoda Pouncey Pettus. Betty was a longtime member of Dalraida Church of Christ where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher. She was a gifted seamstress and quilter; she loved to camp, where she was a member of the...
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John Thomas Baggett

December 24, 1943 - August 25, 2017

John Thomas Baggett, 73, of Montgomery, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Claude Baggett, mother, Lois Darby Baggett, sister, Irene Sears, and nephew, Robert Sears.John is survived by his sister, Jean Twilley Chancellor, nieces, Lynn (Larry) Faulkner, Debrah (David) Pritchard, Karen Sears, nephew David Twilley, great nieces; Katelynn, Sara and Megan...
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Edward L. Godbold

December 20, 1935 - August 24, 2017

GODBOLD, Edward Lewis, Sr. age 81 died peacefully at his home in Montgomery, Alabama on August 24, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis Henry Godbold and Mary Evelyn Pilcher Godbold, and his brother, David Mitchell Godbold all of Montgomery. Mr. Godbold is survived by his wife of sixty years, Mary Eleanor Williams; four children Edward Lewis Godbold, Jr. ...
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Martha Ann Wells

April 23, 1933 - August 24, 2017

Ann Wells (Martha Ann Douglas) went home to be with her Lord on August 23, 2017, where her loving husband, Gene, was there to meet her. She will be deeply missed by her children, Wanda Ellis (Mike) and Howard Wells (Jill); 5 wonderful granddaughters, Amanda Allen (Carl), Gracie Wells, Sarah Ellis, Claire Wells, and Aubrie Wells; and one very special great granddaughter, Kinsley Allen. Ann also...
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Marilyn Porath

July 5, 1955 - August 23, 2017

Marilyn Porath, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on August 23, 2017 at the age of 62. She worked for The United Methodist Church for 25 years. Marilyn enjoyed spending her free time with her Husband, Children, and Grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her father, John Eddie Redmon, brother, David Earl Redmon, and sister, Marth Redmon.Marilyn is survived by her mother, Edna Ruth Redmon,...
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Bennie J. Mann

October 21, 1943 - August 23, 2017

Bennie J. Mann, 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at his home. Bennie was the owner of B & J Grocery in Montgomery for 38 years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Mann, his children Tiffany (Zack) Mann, and Jay (Wendy) Mann and Kevin Hu. Brothers, Grady Mann and Robert Duet, and sister, Ann Mann, as well as a host of close friends and relatives.Visitation...
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James Sebastian Savelle

April 13, 1941 - August 22, 2017

Savelle, James "Jim" Sr., 76, of Hope Hull, Al, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2:00pm. in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitations will be on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Leak-Memory Chapel. Mr. Savelle was born in Mississippi on April 13, 1941. He retired from the state of Alabama. Jim lead a full filled life with love...
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Arnold Coy Pledger

September 10, 1934 - August 22, 2017

Arnold Pledger, a retired Evangelist of over 55 years and a resident of Prattville, Alabama, Passed away on August 22, 2017 at the age 82.He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara and infant son, Arnold Paul.Mr. Pledger is survived by his children, Tim, Joy, Tom (Elaine), Jane, and Cindy; 7 Grandchildren; and 3 Great-Grandchildren.A Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery,...
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Dorothy Kreis Golab

November 26, 1927 - August 21, 2017

Dorothy Kreis Golab, 89, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama to Lessie Main and Jacob Martin Kreis. She attended public school until the 11th grade. She graduated from Margaret Booth School. She served as assistant clerk of the House of Representatives in 1965 -66. She returned to Huntingdon in 1963 graduating in 1967.Dot taught at Sidney Lanier High School...
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Alva Lucille Bender

October 13, 1919 - August 21, 2017

BENDER, Alva Lucille, 97, a Montgomery resident, died Monday, August 21, 2017. Visitation will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, at 1 PM, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her Funeral Service at 2 PM, with Rev. John Gaines officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clayton Bender; her parents, Lucille Cone Cain and Alva Louis Cain; and four brothers, John, Winsett, Louis, and...
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Charles O. Hiyer

July 13, 1934 - August 19, 2017

Charles O. Hilyer, 83, passed away at a local hospital on Friday, August 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father Claude J. Hilyer, his mother Corine V. Hilyer, his wife of 48 years, Yvonne C. Hilyer and 3 brothers, Arland J. Hilyer, James T. Hilyer and Claude J. Hilyer. He is survived by his son Chris (Susan) Hilyer, Mathews, AL; brother Earl (Carolyn) Hilyer, Montgomery, AL; two...
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Walker Brandon Hobbie

September 24, 1966 - August 18, 2017

Walker Brandon Hobbie, 50, of Montgomery passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017.He is preceded in death by his father, Judge Walker Hobbie. Brandon is survived by his mother, Jackie Hobbie Sheppard, his two sisters, Wendy Hobbie and Brenda Hobbie (Steve) Taylor, his niece, Nicci (Bryan) Adams, a great nephew, Liam Adams, and aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members.Visitation will be held...
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Ann James Hall

May 14, 1927 - August 17, 2017

Ann James Hall, 90, of Montgomery, touched the face of God on August 17, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Al) Smith; granddaughter, Lauren York (Paul) Tucker; great grandsons, Jonathan, Nolan, Micah and Bennett Tucker; and son-n-law, Joe York. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Billy E. Hall and daughter Carol Hall York.Visitation and memorial will be held on...
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Annie Garner McFarland

September 12, 1919 - August 16, 2017

Annie Ruth McFarland, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on August 16 at the age of 97.She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. McFarland; son, Tommy Bynum; parents, James and Mary Garner; and sisters, Carrie and Ruby.She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann (Paul) Harshman, Lyndia Gray, Kathy (Lamar) Turner; grandchildren, Jared Hudgens, Jill Padgett, Cherle McKinney, Kimberly Lillich...
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Allen Douglas Harper

January 4, 1923 - August 15, 2017

Allen Douglas "Dubo" Harper, Jr., 94, died Tuesday, August 15 at his home. Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lucy Banks Harper. Dubo was born in Hattiesburg, MS, on January 4, 1923. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Douglas and Mary Tyrone Harper and two sisters, Mary Harper Downey and Catherine Harper Moffat. He attended Starke University School and Lanier...
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Barry Allen Nelson

November 18, 1964 - August 14, 2017

Barry Allen Nelson, 52, died Tuesday, August 14 2017. He was survived by his loving wife, Misty Curlee Nelson; three sons, Justin, Christopher and Bradford: his parents, George H. and Billie Nelson, Barry was a lifelong resident of Montgomery, He was a 1983 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and a 1993 and 1997 graduate of TSUM. Barry was a kind and gentle person. He brought much love and...
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Darlene Robbins Rogers

March 7, 1939 - August 14, 2017

Darlene Best Rogers, 78, a resident of Montgomery, passed away Monday August 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel with Visitation, Thursday, Aug 17th, 10:00am-11:00am followed by a Graveside Service in Greenwood Cemetery with Bro. Mike Northcutt officiating.She is survived by her 3 children, Patsy Best Smith, Phyllis Best (Jerry) English, and Victor Glen Best; step...
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Mary Margaret Barron

November 13, 1931 - August 14, 2017

Mary Margaret "Marge" Barron, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on August 14 at the age 85.She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyal M. "Jerry" Barron; parents, Jackson Hyer Montgomery and Sophia Bernadette Lepkosky; sisters, Geraldine Jarmillio and Jackie Garcia; and brother, John Montgomery.Marge is survived by her daughter and son in law, Leslie and Jerry Stopp; grandchildren, Katie ...
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Peggy Lynn Broadway Phelps

December 31, 1947 - August 14, 2017

Phelps, Peggy Lynn Broadway, of Mathews, AL, passed away on August 14, 2017. Mrs. Phelps graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and went on to attend The University of Montevallo.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J. Gaston Broadway, Sr. and Lenora Barnett Broadway; and her father, Jesse Gaston Broadway, Jr. She was a member of Cloverdale Baptist Church.Peggy is survived by her...
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James Lamar Moody

August 26, 1986 - August 13, 2017

James Lamar Moody, Jr. 30, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He is preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Ann Tucker, grandfather, Willie C. Moody, and grandmother, Johnnie Lee Moody. He is survived by his daughter, Hannah Estelle Moody, father, James Lamar Moody, Sr., and sisters, Kerry Moody Martines (David) and Christina Moody. A public visitation will be held on Tuesday,...
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Paul R. Berlin

October 13, 1953 - August 12, 2017

Paul Robert Berlin, 64, of Montgomery, Al, passed away on August 12, 2017. He is survived by his two sons, Jacob Berlin and David (Jennifer) Berlin. His brother Michael B. Berlin and his grandchildren, C.J. Smith, Austin Berlin, Abbi and Emma Berlin and Joby Berlin. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Selma Berlin.
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Jimmy Lee Moore

March 4, 1958 - August 12, 2017

Jimmy L. Moore, 59, passed away on August 12, 2017 after a 15 month battle with cancer.Jimmy was a graduate of Alabama Christian Academy and Faulkner University.Jimmy worked for a short time with Texas Instruments and then went on to a long career as a Service Manager with NCR Corp. When Jimmy was not working, he loved riding his Harley and travelling to Sturgis each year.Jimmy was preceded in...
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Richard Michael Solomon

November 24, 1956 - August 11, 2017

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Jim Frank Ryals

August 5, 1914 - August 7, 2017

Jim F. Ryals, 103, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017.He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Euvene A. Ryals, of over 70 years; two daughters, Susan (John) York, and Paula (Carlton) Winton.,Grandchildren; Jennifer (Fred) Rogers, Lyndsay (Patrick) Anderson, Andrew Winton, Jessica Winton, and 5 great...
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Edwin C. Baxley

February 14, 1940 - August 6, 2017

Dr. Edwin C. Baxley, Jr., 77, a resident of Montgomery for the last 40 years, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Ed was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Wanda, and beloved parents, Ed and Evelyn Baxley. He is survived by his son, Ed Baxley (Heather); daughter, Sharon Windham (Jeff); and five granddaughters, Sarah & Rachel Baxley...
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Charles Louis Wilson

June 14, 1932 - August 5, 2017

Charles L. Wilson, 85, retired USAF, passed away on Saturday August 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; daughter, Gladys Peavey; 2 siblings and 2 great grandsons. He is survived by one grandson, Howard (Lynn) Peavey; one granddaughter, Karen (Brad) Pratt; 3 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, one brother and sister-in-law.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August...
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Greatha W. Fendley

March 23, 1922 - August 4, 2017

Greatha W. Fendley, 95, of Montgomery, Al., passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, at John Knox Manor I. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Carrie Williamson; a brother, A.B. Williamson and her sister Janice McNamara.She is survived by her husband, John F. Fendley; two daughters, Shelia (Fleetwood) Rice and Debbie (Johnny) Hargrove. Grandchildren; Eric Magnus, Brett(Lacey) Magnus...
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