Our Obituaries

Arnold Coy Pledger

September 10, 1934 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Dorothy K. 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

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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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 Cooper 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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John Marx Shirley

January 21, 1933 - August 3, 2017

John Marx Shirley passed away in his home on Lake Martin, Eclectic, AL on August 3, 2017, at the age of 84. John was born in Anniston, AL and retired from GMAC in Montgomery, AL.He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Shirley.John is survived by his daughters, Melody Ann (Jeffery) Gober and Vicki (John Harrel) Owens; grandchildren, Christopher Gober and Madison Gober; brother-in-law,...
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Imogene Victory Cantrell

February 19, 1927 - August 3, 2017

Imogene Victory Cantrell passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Montgomery, AL. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lynchmore Cantrell; parents, Otis and Melvenia Victory; brother, Horace Victory; and sister, Ramona Simmons. She is survived by her children, Berry Cantrell (Heidi) and Martha Faulkner (Ernie); grandchildren, Bjorn David Cantrell (Stephanie) and Melissa Montelongo; great...
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Letha Rogers Pugh

October 17, 1921 - August 3, 2017

Pugh, Letha Rogers, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on August 3, 2017 at the age of 95.She was born in Dothan, Texas on October 17, 1921, to J.W.B and Etta Ivie Rogers. After graduating from Clyde High School in Texas, she went on to attend Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas, where she received Bachelor' s Degree. Letha retired from St. Margaret's Hospital as a Medical Records...
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Laura Tresslar Cottle

April 4, 1927 - August 1, 2017

Cottle, Laura Tresslar ("Toni") passed away on August 1, 2017 at the age of 90. A Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:00pm with Pastor Reed DePace of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Cottle was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh L. Cottle; parents, Merton and Carolyn Lacy Tresslar;...
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John Latimer Howard

November 18, 1920 - August 1, 2017

HOWARD, John Latimer, joined his wife, Winnie, of 67 years, at the feet of Jesus on August 1, 2017. He was born November 18, 1920, in Pell City, Alabama, to Annie Argent Elizabeth Jones Howard and Oscar Lee Howard. He is survived by his three daughters, Martha Jo Brooks (Larry), SuEllen Dunlavey (Dean), & Lisa Lee Jenkins (Mark); seven grandchildren, Laura Pass (Garrett), Clay Brooks, Ben...
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Roy McDaniel Reynolds

December 16, 1940 - July 31, 2017

Roy McDaniel Reynolds, 76, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 31, 2017. He will be remembered for his faith in God, his love for his family, his church, and his friends. Roy loved doing anything with his family, Alabama football, and watching his grandson, Logan play sports. Roy is survived by his high school sweetheart, best friend, and loving wife of 55 years, Mary; children,...
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Roxie Irene Dailey

December 10, 1948 - July 30, 2017

Roxie Irene Dailey, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the age of 68.She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother. Irene retired from the State of Alabama with the Alabama National Guard as Executive Secretary to the Adjutant General.Irene was preceded in death by her parents, O.W. (Bill) Holmberg and Mable Carr Holmberg; grandparents, Hardie Carr and...
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Johnathan Everett Trusty

March 1, 1958 - July 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Jean Farr Holmes

March 13, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Holmes, Jean Farr, 88, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died peacefully Saturday, July 29, 2017 at a local hospital. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00AM at Frazer United Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Funeral services will follow at 11:00AM from the Chapel at Frazer United Methodist Church with Rev. John Ed Mathison officiating. Family graveside services will be held at 2:00PM...
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Julia Grace Connally

June 25, 1923 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Cynthia Louise Barron

September 4, 1957 - July 26, 2017

BARRON, Cynthia Louise "Cindy", 59, a Tallassee resident, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Family and friends will follow Route 10 in Greenwood Cemetery, and gather for her Graveside Service at 11 AM, Sunday, July 30, 2017. She is survived by two sisters, Deborah Lynn Downey and Brenda Estes, and a brother, Wayne Barron (Sandy). Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel,...
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James Thomas Wood

March 21, 1941 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Kathryn Lucille Langston

June 30, 1931 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Paul S. Handmacher

August 15, 1945 - July 26, 2017

Paul S. Handmacher ("Tall Paul"), 71, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday July 26, 2017. Paul was a native of Atlanta, Ga. and was a 1968 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he played football. After a brief time in Atlanta, Paul and his wife Barbara moved to Montgomery, Al when Paul began his 30+ year career in the automotive chemical industry. He was an active...
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Wanda Pender

October 12, 1927 - July 25, 2017

Wanda Lovett Pender, a resident of Hayneville, Alabama, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Pender; and eight Siblings. Ms. Pender is survived by her two daughters, Nelda Pender Arant (Richard) and Yvonne Pender Little; four grandchildren, Tammy Arant Marshall (Matt), Jason Little (Kelli), Bruce Little (Rebecca), and Tiffany Arant Wynn (Mark);...
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James Kenneth Jarman,

August 5, 1940 - July 23, 2017

JARMAN, James Kenneth, Sr., "Ken", 76, a resident of Montgomery, died peacefully Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilson & Marie Turner Jarman, and grandson, Gunter. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Judy Rhodes Jarman; daughter, Kris Rodgers (Randy); sons, Ken, Jr. (Pam), Robert, & Danny (Debbie); grandchildren, Randall (Leslie), Rachel ...
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Phyllis Bednarz

January 20, 1961 - July 23, 2017

Phyllis Sealy Bednarz, age 56, passed away in Montgomery, AL on Sunday, July 23, 2017. She is preceded in death by her father, Walter Lomax Sealy. She is survived by her spouse, Mathew Bednarz, her daughter, Madison Bednarz, her mother, Martha Sealy, and her brother, Phillip Sealy. A visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 5:00-7:00PM. A Celebration of Life...
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Rebecca Ann Quillin

March 4, 1944 - July 21, 2017

Rebecca Ann Quillin, age 73, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Visitation will be held from 10-12:00 PM, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside service will follow at 3:00 PM in Birmingham, AL at Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Ed Deabler officiating. Survivors include her children, Clint (Tammy) Quillin, Kelley (Humberto) Lopez; grandchildren, Christopher Quillin, Marie Quillin,...
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Julia Ann Davis

December 10, 1942 - July 21, 2017

Julia Ann Davis, age 74 of Eclectic, AL, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, July 21, 2017.Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Leak Memory Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM with Pastor Chris Pinney officiating followed by the burial at Greenwood Serenity Cemetery. Judy was a dedicated and loving mother to Debbie and Memaw to her...
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Darl Winford Olive

February 19, 1958 - July 20, 2017

Darl Winford Olive, age 59, passed away in Grady, AL on Thursday, July 20, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Carolyn Olive; his brother, Kenneth Wayne Olive; his grandmother, Mary Ellen Wingard; and his grandparents, Rupert and Lois Olive. He is survived by his child, Candace McAuthor; his grandchild, Devon McAuthor; his siblings, Mike Olive, Jenice Hornsby (Wendell), and...
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Winston Douvard Hornsby

July 15, 1953 - July 18, 2017

Hornsby, Winston "Butch", CSM, U.S. Army (Ret.), 64, a resident of Lowndesboro, AL, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by graveside services at 3:00PM at Greenwood Cemetery. Butch retired from the United States Army at the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He then worked as a Financial...
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Gwendolyn Eloise Mathews

October 15, 1929 - July 18, 2017

Gwendolyn Eloise Mathews, age 87 of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was a lifetime member of Eastmont Baptist Church, and she loved her family dearly. Mrs. Mathews was preceded in death by her husband, John Benjamin Mathews; grandson, Michael Shay Sealy; and her brother Earl Gardner. Survivors include her children, Ron (Amber) Mathews, John (Connie) Mathews, Sandi ...
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Peggy Milburn Brown

March 18, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Brown, Peggy MilburnPeggy passed suddenly on Monday afternoon, July 17, 2017 in a local hospital in Montgomery after a series of health problems. She was born March 18, 1946 in Morristown, Tennessee and preceded in death by her parents, Albert Archibald Milburn and Mary Virginia Jones Milburn. She graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga and attended University of Tennessee Knoxville,...
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Joel Edward Stokes

December 19, 1938 - July 17, 2017

Joel Edward Stokes, 78, of Montgomery, AL passed away on July, 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Fannie Stokes; brothers, Virgle and Harold Stokes; and nephew, Chris Waller.Joel is survived by his wife, Shelia Stokes, children, Leiser (Jamie) Sisk, Joey (Adam) Sowell, & Joshua (Stephanie) Stokes; grandchildren, Tanner Sisk, Maya Stokes, & Aiden Sowell; brother,...
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Louise Lester Church

December 23, 1929 - July 16, 2017

Louise Lester Church, age 87, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away Sunday July 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by husband Bill H. Church, parents, Ruth Bodiford Lester, Dewey Lee Lester, sisters, Sarah Lester McMullan, Lee Lester Willett, and Frances Lester Kendrick. Mrs. Church is survived by her son Richard L. Nooney and daughters Katherine L. Church and Brenda G. Church, four grandchildren,...
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Beall T. Rodgers

November 2, 1923 - July 16, 2017

Beall Thornton Rodgers, 93 of Montgomery, touched the face of God on Sunday, July 16, 2017.She is survived by one sister, Lois Morgan(Roger), sister in law Francis Thornton, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Rodgers, and parents, two sisters and three brothers, Edith, Martha, Billy, Buck and Roy.Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017...
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Johnny Mack Adkins

September 8, 1949 - July 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Willonell McQueen Lavender

December 2, 1922 - July 14, 2017

Willonell McQueen Lavender, 94 of Montgomery, touched the face of God on July 14,2017. She is survived by her daughter, Derilyn Lavender Lee (David); daughter-in-law, Tess Lavender Thorsberg; grandson, Robert Michael Lavender (Moriah); two great-grandsons, Art and Sam Lavender; one sister, Doris McQueen; and many beloved nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years,...
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Rose Marie Price Johnson

July 13, 1932 - July 14, 2017

Rose Marie Price Johnson, age 85 of Montgomery, AL was born on July 13, 1932 and passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017. She was a member of Wares Ferry Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Walter Glen Johnson; her parents, William A. Price and Lena Reynolds Price; her son, Larry Wade Johnson; her siblings, Irene (Earnest) Blackwell, Alice (Erby)...
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Thelma Cherry Wysong

January 24, 1928 - July 12, 2017

Wysong, Thelma G., a resident of Montgomery, AL died Wednesday, July 12th, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Effie George, her first husband Arthur R. Cherry, her second husband Howard Wysong, her sister Marion Wilkerson, brother Jeffery George, and daughter Kathryn Godwin. She is survived by her sister Lydia Nanney, children Ron Cherry, Richard Cherry, and Carol Moore,...
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Loretta Denny Conklin

May 4, 1918 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Ronald A. Shaw

July 20, 1946 - July 10, 2017

Dr. Ronald A. Shaw, M.D., was born on 07/20/1946 in Toledo, OH. Since the age of six, he wanted to be a doctor and pursued that dream. He graduated from the University of Toledo and Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MO. He served in the US Air Force at Maxwell AFB. He went to Birmingham and started his career at Baptist Montclair and served 4 years. Then joined Caraway...
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Charles Rhett Ellis

June 25, 1939 - July 10, 2017

Charles "Rhett" Ellis, age 78, of Montgomery, AL passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. Ellis and Frances Allport Spann. He is survived by his daughter, Sonya Ellis Kaufman (Trey); sister, Elaine Ellis Rutledge; and his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Renee Kaufman. Rhett attended Frazer United Methodist Church where he so enjoyed the music and...
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Helon Shell Brantley

September 4, 1926 - July 9, 2017

Helon Shell Brantley, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 9, 2017. She was born September 4, 1926, in Montgomery AL, to Maggie Lee Beam and Byron Baker Shell. She lived most of her life in Montgomery before moving to Columbus GA, where she lived for the last 8 years. In Montgomery, she attended Sidney Lanier High School, and she was retired from Montgomery Baptist Medical Center, where...
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Elizabeth E. North

August 10, 1930 - July 9, 2017

North, Elizabeth E., 86, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm at Leak Memory Chapel. Burial will take place at a later date at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene T. North; brothers, Raymond Lindsay and Ed Lindsay; and...
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Spencer Charles Shoults

August 7, 1977 - July 8, 2017

Spencer C, "Spin" Shoults, age 39, formerly of Birmingham passed away Saturday, July 08, 2017 from a five year battle with melanoma. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School & Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center in Montgomery, Alabama in 1995 and received his BFA in Photography & Printmaking from the University of Montevallo in 2001. Spencer's talents were many,...
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George Allen Harris

July 26, 1932 - July 8, 2017

George Allen Harris, Sr., 84 of Grady, AL passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Leo Harris and Charlotte Allene Jones Harris; and his sister, Charlotte Ann Harris Hendrix. He is survived by his spouse, Wilda Ann Holmes Harris; his children, George Allen Harris, Jr. (Veronigue Lauren Combs Harris), Joseph Leo Harris (Pamela Williams Harris), and John...
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Marian Column Skinner

September 28, 1931 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Leonard Leon Pierce

December 15, 1929 - July 6, 2017

Leonard Leon Pierce of Wetumpka, Alabama passed away at his home on July 6, 2017, at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean Pierce; four children, Kenny Pierce (Alisa), Sandy Cobb (David), Paul Pierce (Honey), and Allison Pierce (Scott). He is preceded in death by his son, Randy Pierce (Denise). He was loved and adored by eleven grandchildren and two great...
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Ellie Blackwell Shaw

August 3, 1946 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Teresia Jane Burdette

October 2, 1940 - July 5, 2017

Teresia Jane Burdette of Montgomery, AL passed away July 5, 2017. She was born October 2, 1940 in Opelika, AL to Shirley Irene Edwards Burdette (Hester) and Hilliard Bynum Burdette. She had retired from a 35-year career in nursing, helping patients in Alabama and Texas. Baby Jane was the life of the party and left a smile on the faces of all those around her. She was a loving mother of three...
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Frances Hinson Evans

April 15, 1930 - July 4, 2017

Frances Hinson Evans, 87, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Frances was a dedicated follower of Christ and loved spending time with her family. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her memory will be cherished by her children Curtis Evans (Linda), Dianne Presley (David) and Linda Alonzo (Chip); grand¬children Kelly Bargainer (Jordan),...
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Barbara Stallings Dean

October 24, 1932 - July 3, 2017

DEAN, Barbara Stallings, 84, of Montgomery passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, at 12:00PM at Eastern Hills Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Marshall and Rev. Larry Armstrong officiating. Family members will receive visitors from 10:30AM-12:00PM at the church. A graveside service will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her...
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Leople Helton Peacock

May 18, 1927 - July 3, 2017

Leople Helton Peacock, age 90 went home to be with her Lord on July 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earle (Jimmy) Peacock, her daughter Kim Peacock Metcalf, parents, Junie Bell and Fonnie Martin Helton, brothers, Robert "Bobby" Helton, C.W. "Pete" Helton and, sister, Ima Crawford. She is survived by her granddaughter Kimberly Metcalf Stackhouse, brothers Dr. Kendrel...
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Eugenia Underwood Kloess

November 10, 1931 - July 2, 2017

Eugenia Ann Underwood Kloess (Jean), a former resident of Birmingham, and current resident of Montgomery for 49 years, passed away on July 2, 2017. She was born on November 10, 1931 in Birmingham, daughter of the late Charles Price Underwood and Emma Donelson Underwood.Jean graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1949 and attended Montevallo College, now the University of Montevallo. She met her...
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Sara Jeanette Farley

June 12, 1936 - June 30, 2017

FARLEY, Sara J., a Montgomery, AL, resident and formerly of Mt. Vernon, IN, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Farley, and her beloved dog, Simon. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Farley Roper (Jeff); her sons, Sean Farley, & Nicholas Patrick Farley (Andrea); her grandchildren, Sadie Roper, and Elijah & Cameron Farley; and her...
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Shirley Dean Wesson

December 21, 1945 - June 30, 2017

Shirley Dean Williams Wesson, 71, of Montgomery died on June 30, 2017. She was born December 21, 1945 to the late Berna Dean Murchison and Reginald Lewis "Buck" Williams Jr.She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Carl Wesson. She is also survived by her son John Joseph "Joe" Wesson (Robin); her brother Reggie Williams (Vicki); her niece, Robin Williams; her cousins Adrienne Moore;...
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William Carey Kelly

June 25, 1951 - June 29, 2017

William "Carey" Kelly, 66, of Montgomery passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Carey is preceded in death by his father, Jack Kelly. He is survived by his children, Robin (Brannon) Carter, Logan Lockett (Abril Rodriguez); mother, Lois Bailey Kelly; brothers, Lance (Joan) Kelly and Russell (Barbara) Kelly; niece, Amber (Craig) Espy; and nephews, Peyton (Kayla) Kelly, Nathan Kelly, and Marshall...
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Sarah Mae HEAD

June 4, 1925 - June 29, 2017

Sarah Mae Head, 92, entered peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 29, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 4, 1925 in Montgomery, AL to Obie Thomas Head and Mamie Griggers Head. She was a lifelong resident of Montgomery. Sarah Mae is survived by her sister-in-law, Miriam Epps Head, 2 nieces and 6 nephews, many great and great-great nieces and nephews. A self...
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Dorothy Helen Dean

November 23, 1922 - June 27, 2017

DEAN, Dorothy Helen McElvy, 94, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Visitation will be held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 10 AM, with a Graveside Service at 11 AM, in Alabama Heritage Cemetery, with Rev. Bob McElvy, her nephew, officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ralph Russell Dean, Jr. She was the...
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Charles Richard Porter

June 2, 1934 - June 26, 2017

Charles Richard Porter, 83, of Montgomery, passed on June 26, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Joanne Cyrus Porter. He is survived by one daughter, Lydia Porter; one son, Scott Porter (Bonnie); one brother, Ronald Tom Porter of Pataska, Ohio; one sister, Sue Blankenship (Pierce) of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; and special friends, John McLeod, Errol Law, John Regnier, and...
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Zebbie D. Overstreet

November 23, 1929 - June 26, 2017

Zebbie D. Overstreet, age 87 of Montgomery, AL, was born November 23, 1929 and passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017.In 1975, he was one of the founders of Excellence, Inc. in Madison, Alabama, which is an ambulance/rescue vehicle manufacturing plant that is still in operation today. Mr. Overstreet has been a resident of Montgomery for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby M....
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Jo Chambers Guthrie

November 4, 1926 - June 22, 2017

GUTHRIE, Annie Jo Chambers, 90, a Montgomery resident, died Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lettie Dillard Chambers; her husband, Henry Guthrie; her son Glen Weldon; her sister, Helen Beasley; and her brother, Bob Chambers. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 10:30 AM, at Eastmont Baptist Church, followed by her Funeral Service at 11:30...
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Billy Glenn Hataway

February 11, 1944 - June 21, 2017

Billy Glenn Hataway, age 73, of Montgomery, AL, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and he was a longtime member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Hataway enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenda and Rex Hataway; and son, Michael Hataway. Survivors include his wife, Mary...
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Elliot L. Stevens

April 11, 1948 - June 21, 2017

Rabbi Elliot L. Stevens, soulmate, best friend, loving and devoted husband of Sandy Lynn Stevens and Rabbi at Temple Beth Or in Montgomery, died on June 21, 2017 after a heroic bout with pancreatic cancer. Aside from his wife of 21 years, Rabbi Stevens is survived by his daughter, Sara Zur (Yonah); son, Daniel (Amanda); daughters, Alexandra Eden and Anna Cutter (David); and six grandchildren;...
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Linda Causey Strickland

May 13, 1964 - June 21, 2017

Linda Causey Strickland, of Prattville, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday June 21, 2017, at the age of 53. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed being on the lake. Linda especially treasured being a "LaLa" to her Granddaughter.She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Causey.Linda is survived by her husband, Gary Strickland; son, Alex (Brooke) Payson; daughter, Hayden...
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Annie Frances Simmons

February 6, 1931 - June 20, 2017

Annie 'Frances' Simmons passed away at her home in Montgomery, Alabama on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 86. Frances was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially homemade biscuits.Frances is preceded in death by her parents, three siblings and infant daughter. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Lee Colquett and Betty Brunson; daughter,...
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Margaret Olive Cannon Jones

December 31, 1926 - June 18, 2017

Margaret Olive Cannon Jones, 90 and known to all as MO, died June 18, 2017. Born December 31, 1926, she was the second of 4 children of Tom and Ivy McCabe Cannon. She graduated from St. Mary of Loretto in 1944, and married John Henry Jones in November 1949. She retired from Hill, Hill Carter on her 65th birthday but returned one day a week for 15 more years. Widowed in 1993, she was a busy...
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Alfred Lee Reynolds

December 20, 1937 - June 18, 2017

Alfred Lee Reynolds, age 79 of Montgomery, AL, was born on December 20, 1937 in Lakeland, Florida and passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Mr. Reynolds and his wife, Johnnie, came to Montgomery from California in 1968. He was a successful business man for over 60 years, and he was a member of Perry Hill Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cisciro and Stella...
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Luis Rafael Ponce-Pellot

September 9, 1930 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Jackie Randall Wilson

May 14, 1956 - June 15, 2017

Jackie Randall Wilson, 61, of Montgomery passed away on June 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Tonya Wilson; son, Randy Wilson; stepchildren, Christopher Vassas, Chance Vassas, and Sheyanne Vassas.He is preceded in death by his parents and 6 brothers and one sister.Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 12:00 until with graveside service at Forest Hills...
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Billy Columbus Moody

August 6, 1948 - June 14, 2017

Billy Moody, 68, of Montgomery, AL passed away on June 14, 2017. He loved hunting, fishing, and working on his land. Billy also enjoyed watching Alabama football, playing cards, shooting pool, and he loved being with his Momma. Billy is survived by his children, Patricia (Lee) Berrey, Michelle Moody, Billie Renae Pitts, Chris Moody, and Jason Moody; grandchildren, Thomas Berrey, Katelyn Berrey,...
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Lucy Jones Bricken

April 2, 1928 - June 14, 2017

Lucy Jones "Sunshine" Bricken, wife of Reese H. Bricken, died at home on June 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Reese; four children, Sally (Steve) Breedlove, Eddie (Karen) Thompson, Irby (Anne) Thompson, and Bobby Thompson; 12 grandchildren and their spouses; and 24 great-grandchildren; and by her life time friend, Wilhemina Jackson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward...
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Riley H. Cobb

January 20, 1938 - June 13, 2017

Riley H. Cobb, age 79 of Montgomery, AL, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was an Army Veteran, and he retired from U.S. Geological Survey after 27 years of service. Mr. Cobb was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley A. and Marie H. Cobb; and a brother, W. Harold Cobb. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Patricia L. Cobb; children, Cheri C. Metts (Todd), William R. Cobb; grandchildren,...
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Melvin Natalis Romeo

September 7, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Melvin N. Romeo Jr., of Quinton, AL, passed away on June 12, 2017.He was preceded in death by his Parents, Melvin N. Romeo Sr. and Elvin Romeo; and three sons, Ford Romeo, David Romeo, and John Scott Romeo.Melvin is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Romeo; son, Jeff Romeo (Sharon); and grand-daughters, Meagan Romeo and Nicole Romeo. A Visitation will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 10...
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Jesse Paul Pritchett

October 5, 1938 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.
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Erma Jean Love

September 16, 1922 - June 10, 2017

Erma Jean Love, age 94 of Montgomery, AL, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born and raised in Vinita, Oklahoma. For about six and a half years, Mrs. Love lived in Dallas, Texas where she worked in the war plants with her husband during WWII. Montgomery, Alabama became her home of 70 years, and there she enjoyed and deeply cared for her family. On April 19, 1986, she was preceded in...
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David Franklin Prince

December 28, 1939 - June 10, 2017

Mr. David Franklin Prince entered into rest at home on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after a courageous three-year battle with esophageal cancer. Mr. Prince was born in Lee County, AL on December 28, 1939, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McIntyre Prince. He graduated in the Class of 1958 from Columbus (GA) High School. He attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in...
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Charles Leslie Brassell

February 26, 1933 - June 9, 2017

Charles Leslie Brassell was born in Montgomery, AL February 26, 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nelson Brassell, Sr. He was the owner of Asphalt Contractors, Inc. for forty-four years and was a very successful business man. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and grew up in the Highland Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Henry L. Lyon as pastor. He was a founder of McGehee Road Baptist Church. He...
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Annie Laurie Bonnett

January 11, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Annie Laurie Bonnett, 92, of North Port, Alabama, touched the face of God, on June, 9, 2017. She is survived by her son , Glenn Bonnett, his wife Cheryl Bonnett; grandsons, Matt Bonnett (Krystine), Mitch Bonnett (Kelley), Max Bonnett(Ashley Tuck, Mike Bonnett, Eddie Bonnett, Richard Bonnett, and Micah Bush (Krystle); great -granddaughters, Emmy Rae Bonnett, Payton Bonnett, and Heather Bonnett;...
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Betty Jean Roton

November 18, 1931 - June 9, 2017

Betty Jean Beck Roton, 85, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 18, 1931 to Maudie E. Hall Beck and Thomas Duncan Beck, Sr. She grew up in Mount Carmel, Alabama, and graduated from Highland Home School. Betty was happily married to Frank Lewis Roton for 42 years. They were members of the Hope Hull United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her...
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Conrad Wayne Richardson

November 29, 1965 - June 8, 2017

Richardson, Conrad Wayne "Jonathan", age 51 of Montgomery, was born November 29, 1965 and passed away June 8, 2017 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Richardson Berg; brother, Jason Allen; and grandmother, Anita Russell. He is survived by his cousins and caregivers, Joanne and Staci Farmer; and numerous other relatives and friends. A graveside memorial service...
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Jerrett Williams

December 11, 1945 - June 8, 2017

Jerrett Ealon Williams of Montgomery, Alabama passed away 11:50 pm on June 7,2017 after a long battle with stage 4 lung cancer. He was 71 years old. He requested no visitation and no funeral service. Immediate family will gather to say goodbye at his burial. He will be buried at Leak Memory in Montgomery, Alabama. Pallbearers to include: Dennis Holt, Jamie Williams, John Williams, Donnie Williams...
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Betty Jane Smith

February 13, 1944 - June 7, 2017

Betty Jane Smith, 73, a resident of Montgomery, AL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 7, 2017. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 3:00PM - 4:00PM at Eastwood Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will begin at 4:00PM. Burial will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:00AM at Sunrise Memorial Park in Greenville, AL. Betty was a loving, caring and devoted mother and...
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Jean F. Piecki

September 4, 1934 - June 7, 2017

Jean Fowler Piecki, 82, a lifetime resident of Montgomery, passed into eternity, on June 7, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.She is preceded in death by her husband, John Anthony Piecki; grandson, John William Piecki, and her parents, Estree Fowler and Myrtle Russell Fowler. She is survived by her son, Carl A Piecki and wife, Kathleen M Piecki; grandson, Eric W. Piecki; step-grandson...
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Joseph Lawrence Reese

May 9, 1945 - June 7, 2017

On June 7, 2017, at the age of 72, Joseph L. Reese, Sr. departed this life, joining in Heaven his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and re-uniting with his beloved wife, Ann, who preceded him in death just 15 months earlier. Joe was a native of Montgomery, having graduated Lanier High School in 1964. Four years later he received his bachelors degree from the University of Alabama. Upon graduating UA...
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Steve Sims

October 4, 1954 - June 5, 2017

Charles "Steve" Sims, 62, died Monday, June 5, 2017. Visitation will be held Monday, June 12, 2017, at 1 PM, at Pintlala Baptist Church, followed by his Funeral Service at 2 PM, with Rev. Gary Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Lapine. Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Eloise Kelly Sims. He is survived by his father, James Sims; sons, Stephen...
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Marilyn McAnally Tyus

October 15, 1944 - June 5, 2017

Marilyn McAnally Tyus, age 72 of Montgomery, AL, was born on October 15, 1944 and passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017.She worked in Civil Service at Maxwell Air Force Base and retired in December of 2015 after 43 years of service. Mrs. Tyus was a member of First Baptist Church of Montgomery. She was an animal lover who also enjoyed studying genealogy, caring for others, and gardening. Mrs. Tyus...
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Evelyn Jean Davis

December 16, 1934 - June 4, 2017

Evelyn Jean Davis, 82, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the age of 82.Evelyn, or "Maw Maw" as everyone called her, enjoyed cooking, gardening, taking care of her family, and best of all, babies. She loved being a Military wife and traveling the world with the love of her life; her husband of 60 years, Garland Davis.She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and...
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Robert R. Smyly

March 5, 1927 - June 4, 2017

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