2010-2019 AL, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi , AL, Transcribed by Jim @ Blankenshipweb.com

Blankenship, Charles 50, 08Apr1959 - 26Mar2010, (72), AL-416-96-1560

 

Autauga

 

+2012, Prattville, Autauga Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on July 2, 2012

Justin Adam Blankenship, formerly of Prattville, AL, passed away in Birmingham, [Jefferson Co.] AL, on June 29, 2012, at the age of 29.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Prattville Memorial with Pastor Rick Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens, with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Pallbearers will be Vince Donde, Cory Donde, Mark Gray, Shay Blankenship, Jason Brown, and Corey Blankenship.

Justin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary and Al Jung.

He is survived by his wife, Heather Blankenship; one daughter, Karley Blankenship; one son, Kameron Blankenship; his parents, Shirley and Derek Blankenship; one sister, Lyndsey Blankenship; maternal grandparents, Osman and Ernestine Maness; paternal grandmother, Betty Baldwin; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Baldwin

 

2013, Foley, Baldwin Co., AL, Obituary

The Kansas City Star, (MO) - December 21, 2013

Jenifer Denise Blankenship, a native of Overland Park, KS and resident of Foley, AL peacefully passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 after her short and courageous battle with cancer. Born July 20, 1973 Jeni lived her short life to the fullest.

She loved LA, the beach, fishing, her family and her friends and was known for having the biggest sweetest heart. She loved the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Jeni was blessed with an abundance of people who loved her dearly.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories: parents Daria and Dennis Blankenship of Foley, AL, brother Brian Blankenship (Jill), Seattle, WA, uncles and aunts: Doug and Diann Brahl, Overland Park, KS, Debi Hartley, Lake Lotawana, MO. and David and Ann Blankenship, Foley, AL many cousins and friends. Jeni will be missed and loved every day.

Visitation, Saturday, Dec 21, Wolfe-Bayview Funeral home, Foley Al 3:00 to 5:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Overland Park, Ks.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Public Records; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2MDR-YZD

Daria/ Dennis b. 10 Sep 1945 - Residence: Foley, AL

 

2014, Point Clear, Baldwin Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Mobile Register and Baldwin County from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2014

David Delanor Bishop, Sr., age 79, a resident of Point Clear, AL, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Ruby Bishop; brothers, William Clifford Bishop and James Albert Bishop; children, Debra Faye Bishop and Barry John Bishop; and grandchildren, Shana Colleen, Tessa Faith, and Kara Michelle Bishop.

He is survived by his wife Doris Pose Bishop, of 61 years of Point Clear; children, David Delanor Bishop, Jr. (Sheila) of Seattle, WA, Michael J. Bishop (Joy) of Daphne, Vickie B. Young (Larry) of Fairhope, Tommy Bishop (Vonnie) of Dawsonville, GA; grandchildren, Shenandoah Bishop (Rodney) of Fairhope, Brandon Bishop of Point Clear, Amy Spears (Michael) Kristy Bishop (Michael), Tiffany Benson (Tye), Crystal Cherney (Forrest), Amber Blankenship (Mick), Bryan Bishop (Cheryl), Jenna Tolbert (Nic), Kyle Young (Shelli), Jessica Bishop, Vanessa Mae Galabin, and Samantha Jane Venzon; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Aaron Bishop, Clarence Harrison Bishop (Sandra), and Robert Edward Bishop (Linda); sister Betty Jean Robbins (Alfred) of Heidelberg, MS; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope. Interment to follow in Brook-Cedron Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Barbour

2013, Baker Hill, Barbour Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - September 21, 2013

Juanita Turner Grantham, a resident of Baker Hill, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, in a Dothan hospital. She was 83.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 21, 2013, in the Friendly Assembly of God Church, near Texasville, with Reverend Ronnie Benefield officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Grantham, daughter of the late James Arby (Bud) Turner and Helen Stanley Turner, was a native of Henry County near Lawrenceville. She lived in Baker Hill most of her lifetime and was a member of Friendly Assembly of God Church.

Mrs. Grantham was preceded in death by her husband, Tump Grantham; a son, Eddie Grantham; two brothers, Robert Turner and John Edward Turner; her step-mother, Katherine Champion Turner.

Surviving relatives include six daughters, Jessie Faircloth, Statesboro, GA; Jackie Nolin (Rocky), Texasville; Joan Green (Gary), Baker Hill; Joyce Shaw, Baker Hill; Joann Shirah (Charles), Blue Springs and Mary Lois Bell, Baker Hill;a son, Dan Grantham (Gail), Abbeville; six sisters, Willie Nell Cordell, Texasville; Martha Blankenship (Jack), Abbeville; Barbara Cochran (Johnny), Abbeville; Linda Bradley (Bobby), Abbeville; Kathreen Reakes, Carabelle, FL., and Gloria Faircloth, Carabelle, FL; a brother, James Earl Turner (Martha), Abbeville; twelve grandchildren, twenty seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Clayton, Barbour Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - January 4, 2014

Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Quention Brown, age 92, of the Adams Chapel Community of Clayton will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Adams Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.

Mr. Brown died Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home after an extended illness. Born April 19, 1922 in Barbour County, Mr. Brown was the son of the late Joseph Harmon Brown and Mattie Price Brown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Norton Brown.

He is survived by four sons, James (Joyce) Brown, Abbeville, Robert (Miriam) Brown, Phenix City, Steve (LaJuana) Brown, Dothan and Benny (Jan) Brown, Abbeville; six daughters, Martha Brown, Adams Chapel Community, Margaret Hale, Cullman, Carolyn (A.B.) Carroll, Tucson, AZ., Jeanette Brown, Edwin, Patsy (Richard) Teal, Edwin and Cathy (John) Blankenship , Dothan;19 grandchildren and 22 great grand-children. There are four special people who set with him and cared for him like he was family, Emma Cullins, Trish Jackson, Melissa Brackins and Charlotte Grace.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Eufaula, Barbour Co., AL,

http://www.funeraldigest.com/obituaries/2010/07/14/clarence-robert-blalock/144072399

Clarence Robert "Hammerhead" Blalock, a resident of Eufaula, died Monday, July 12, 2010 at Westside Terrace. He was 67. Memorial services for Mr. Blalock will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010 at Hickory Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Abbeville with Rev. Thomas "PeeWee" Gamble officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mr. Blalock was born in Abbeville, AL to Charlie and Iona Blankenship Blalock on August 23, 1942.

He retired from Chattahoo-chee Veneer as an Assistant Plant Manager. Mr. Blalock telling fish tales and was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Liz Hartfield (Tim), Cottonwood; son and daughter-in-law, Tim Blalock (Susie), Slocomb; four grandchildren, Christopher, Iona, Dakota and Jacob; special friend, Della Exum, Eufaula and lifelong friend, Pug Cummings, Abbeville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Eufaula, Barbour Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Eufaula Tribune from August 8 to August 15, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Perry Adams, 76, of Eufaula were held Sunday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Eufaula. Dr. Ken Bush officiated and burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Serving as pallbearers were Jim Trimm, Dr. Jeff Bush, Andy Adams, John Bush, Dr. Kevin Royal and Dr. Scott McAllister. Honorary pallbearers were Murph Howerton, John Boley and Bennie Speights.

Mr. Adams passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, at his home in Eufaula after an extended illness. Born May 10, 1936, in Pearson, Ga., Mr. Adams was the son of the late Carroll Adams and Johnnie Wilson Adams. He resided in Eufaula since 1966 and retired from MeadWestvaco where he was a supervisor for many years. Mr. Adams was an avid fisherman and a member of Bassmasters for many years. He enjoyed puzzles, spending time with his friends and having cook-outs.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Adams of Eufaula; sons, Jason (Crystal) Adams currently stationed in Africa, Charles Adams of Smiths Station, James (Heather) Trimm of Birmingham, David (Mary Ann) Adams of Birmingham; step-sons, Ricky Trimm of Dublin, Ga.; daughter, Patricia Bender of Montgomery; step-daughters, Donna Blankenship of Bluefield, W.Va., Terri Wright of Montgomery, and Tami Nolin and Tracy Wiggins both of Eufaula; brother, J.C. (Gay) Adams of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; sister, Betty Jean Stephens of Norman Park, Ga.; grandchildren, Andy Adams, Anna Pugh Greene, Emily Beaty, and Lizzie Adams; and numerous step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Eufaula, Barbour Co., AL, Obituary

Eufaula Tribune (AL) - June 4, 2014

Funeral services for M. W. "Bubba" Williamson, 72, were held Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel. Tim Chase officiated and burial followed in Georgetown Cemetery with Chapman Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Active pallbearers were Bill Wiggins, Aldine Owens, Brent Armstrong, Jimmy Duke, Tom Boutwell, Arnie Cuthchen, Buddy Danford and Herschel Crutchfield.

Mr. Williamson died Friday, May 30, at his residence in Eufaula. Born April 26, 1942 in Edison, Ga. He was the son of the late Quinton Roosevelt and Beatrice Gertrude Duke Williamson.

Bubba was a self employed carpenter for many years. He enjoyed working with his hands, in his garden and fishing. He loved his family very much.

Survivors include his wife Sylvia Williamson of Eufaula; one son, Will Williamson of Eufaula; one daughter, Suzanne (David) Hopkins of Atlanta, Ga.; one granddaughter, Angel Williamson of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Bud (Vicki) Williamson of Albany, Ga.; five sisters, Louise (Bob) Andrews of Albany, Ga., Annette (Winburn) Willis of Edison, Ga., Geraldine Blankenship of Blakely, Ga., Claire (Jim) Smith of Taylorville, Ill., Melba (Pat) Vinson of Eufaula.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Barbour Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Robert L. 64, 22May1947 - 07Aug2011, Clayton, Barbour, AL, AL-424-66-0330

 

Bibb

 

2014, Randolph, Bibb Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from May 27 to May 28, 2014

Mrs. Elvie Bernice Epperson Daniel, age 94, a resident of Randolph, AL passed away on May 27, 2014.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1 PM at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Evie Megginson officiating. Interment to follow in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Daniel was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Daniel, sons, John Wayne Daniel and Carl Ronald Daniel, grandson, Carl Ronald Daniel Jr.

Survivors include, daughters, Judy Daniel Gardner of Fairhope, AL; Janie Daniel (Jeff) Hubbard of Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchildren, Kimberly Miller, John Clay Daniel, Michelle Blankenship, Stephanie Winkler Raymond, Joel Christopher Walker,Lauren Brannon, John Thomas Hubbard, Joseph Hubbard and Jeffery Hubbard, 18 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Blount

 

2011, Oneonta, Blount Co., AL, Obituary

Birmingham News (AL) - May 2, 2011

Nesmith, Vivian Brittain 84, of Oneonta, Alabama, passed away peacefully at her home on April 30, 2011. The daughter of Joseph C. and Jewel Kennedy Brittain, she was born on July 25, 1926, in Summit, Alabama.

She and Carl Dalton NeSmith, Sr. were married on June 12, 1948, and had celebrated 51 years of marriage at the time of his death in 1999. Vivian was a 1944 graduate of J. B. Pennington High School, Blountsville, and received her B. S. degree from the University of Alabama in 1950. As an active member of First Baptist Church in Oneonta for many years, she held various positions of leadership and service. Vivian taught Sunday School for 20-plus years at the Oneonta Nursing Home and served in numerous positions with the PTA in the Oneonta City School system throughout her children's school years. She was a member of the Oneonta Worthwhile Club for a number of years. An accomplished seamstress, quilter, and basket weaver, Vivian's greatest joy was spending time in her kitchen cooking and baking for her family and friends. She used this God-given talent to minster and bring joy and comfort to others, especially those in time of need.

Vivian was deeply devoted to her family and leaves a legacy of love, loyalty, and service to her three children: Susan NeSmith Baker and husband Wade of Birmingham; Carl Dalton NeSmith, Jr. and wife Jane Ann of Oneonta; and daughter Sallie NeSmith Gunter and husband Keith of Guntersville; and grandchildren: Taylor Jourdan Berry Gunter, Graham Scott Bice, Dr. Mary Brittain (Jay) Blankenship , Carl Dalton NeSmith, III, Benjamin Neal NeSmith, Seve Powers NeSmith Gunter, Robert Charles NeSmith, Madeline Ruth NeSmith, and Andrew Bottcher NeSmith; and nephew, Jimmy King.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Cornelius and brother, Joseph C. Brittain, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Oneonta, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Taylor Jourdan Berry Gunter, Graham Scott Bice, Nicholas Brittain Bice, Carl Dalton NeSmith, III, Benjamin Neal NeSmith, Seve Powers NeSmith Gunter, Robert Charles NeSmith, Andrew Bottcher NeSmith, and Dr. Jay Forman Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers are Russell Williams, Len Murphy, Dr. Ramzi Malek, and A.B. McNew.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Calhoun

 

2011, Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL, Funeral

The Anniston Star, (AL) - July 10, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Gina M. Blankenship, 38, will be at 1 p.m. Monday July 11, 2011, at Ervin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Ervin Funeral Chapel, LLC "Where Courtesy Dwells and Service Excels"

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Anniston Star on June 21, 2014

Funeral service for Edward Lee Bryant, 77, will be 3 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Gray Brown-Service with the Rev. Franklin McGee officiating. Burial will follow at Munford Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mr. Bryant died Friday morning June 20, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Bryant was retired from Super Valu, working as a truck driver for 46 years. He served in the Army from 1960 to 1961. He worked hard all his life and enjoyed every moment spent with his family and friends.

Survivors include his children, Edward Michael Bryant, of Anniston and Kimberly Renae Cooper and her husband, Douglas, of Alexandria; grandchildren, Blair Michelle (Missy) Werner, Meaghan Elizabeth Wells, Amanda Grace Wells and Zachery Andrew Cooper; great- grandchildren, Samuel Werner, Lillian Werner, Gage Birchfield and Riley Birchfield; sisters, Inez Adams, of Roanoke and Martha Hyde and her husband, Jack, of Munford; brothers, George W. Bryant Jr., of Anniston and James Bryant and his wife, Linda, of Wedowee and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bryant is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Dee Ann Roberts Bryant; parents, George W. Bryant Sr. and Grace O. (Suggs) Bryant; sisters, Mary Brooks, Hellen Lahnert, Melba Blankenship and brother, Jack Bryant.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Anniston, Calhoun, AL, Obituary

Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 19, 2014

Funeral service with military honors for Earnest Milton Cummings, 73, will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Piedmont with the Rev. Chuck Cummings and the Rev. Rodney Ragsdale officiating. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery in Jacksonville. Pallbearers will be Joshua Cummings, Joseph Cummings, Jacob Cummings, Kyle Cummings, Michael Cummings, Riley Cummings and James Nolin.

Mr. Cummings went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 16, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cheryl Cummings; two sons, Chuck (Cathy) Cummings and Russell (Jeannie) Cummings; five grandsons, Joshua (Sylvia) Cummings, Joseph Cummings, Jacob Cummings, Kyle Cummings and Michael Cummings; one great-grandson, Riley Cummings; two sisters, Elsie Vinson and Dorthy Richardson; one brother, Edward Cummings and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cummings was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, having served twenty years including a tour in Vietnam and he later retired from Goodyear with more than twenty years. He was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and loved His Lord and church family.

Mr. Cummings was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Olene Cummings and a sister, Jean Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Calhoun Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Gina M. 38, 17Jun1973 - 04Jul2011, Anniston, Calhoun, AL, AL-419-94-4998

 

Chambers

 

+2014, Huguley, Chambers Co., AL, Obituary

The Valley Times-News, (Lanett, AL) Date: June 9, 2014

Mrs. Agnes Sanders Parker, 88, of Huguley died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at East Alabama Medical Center-Lanier Hospital in Valley, [Chambers Co., AL].

A memorial service will be held Monday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Huguley, with Brother Ken Overby officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Parker is survived by her daughter, Diane (Richard) Huff; her son, Mark (Brenda) Parker; sister, Helen Blankenship ; brother, Bobby Sanders; granddaughters, Kristi (Brad) Abstance and Hillary (Eric) Grummer; grandsons, Colby (Alice) Huff, Daniel Parker and Nicholas (Brianna) Parker; great-grandchildren, Parker Abstance, Merrin Huff, Carlyle Huff, Kennedy Grummer, Aiden Grummer and Lily'Anna Parker.

Born in Chambers County, Mrs. Parker was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Parker; mother, Jimmie Sanders; father, Olin Sanders; sister, Annie Pearl Harper; and brothers, Mack Sanders and Harold Sanders.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Lanett, Chambers Co., AL, Obituary

The West Point Times-News, (GA) - September 19, 2011

Mrs. Annie Ruth Blankenship, 80, of Lanett died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at her residence. Funeral services were scheduled Monday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. Kenneth Wyatt officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by three children, Patsy (James) Edenfield of Ellabell, Ga., Pamela (Johnny) May of Lanett and Anita Dale (Benson) Craft of Patmos, Ga.; five grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one sister, Mavis Cotney of Lanett; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Benji.

Born Sept. 10, 1931 in Meriwether County, Ga., Mrs. Blankenship enjoyed going out with her sister, Mavis, and her special friend, Lillian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Blankenship. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of Lanett Church of the Nazarene.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI, Blankenship, Ben H., 66, 16 Oct 1930 - 29 Jun 1997, Lanett, Chambers, AL, GA-257-32-9817

 

2012, Valley, Chambers Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary.aspx?n=Cenus-Blankenship&pid=158146941#storylink=cpy

Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on June 23, 2012

Cenus Blankenship, 101, Valley, AL, died Thursday, June 21, 2012.

Funeral Service: 3:00PM EST Sunday, June 24, 2012, Visitation: 2:00PM EST until the funeral hour, Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, Inc., in Valley, AL.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Valley, Chambers Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.valleytimes-news.com/obituaries/Article_20120622_1.html

Mrs. Cenus Blankenship, 101, of Valley died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley.

Funeral services are planned for Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. James Haskins officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Valley, Chambers Co., AL, Obituary

The Valley Times-News, (Lanett, AL) - June 3, 2013

Ms. Jenny Faye "Cissy" Waites, 49, of Valley died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ms. Waites is survived by her daughter, Maryianne (Jordan Lance Sturkie) Scott; a grandchild, Skylar Ann Sturkie; her mother, Ann Waites; a sister, Jimmie Ann Blankenship; a brother, Jerry Wayne Waites; two aunts, Doris Taunton and Beth Taylor; a nephew, Danny Ray Blankenship; and a dog, Missy.

Ms. Waites was born Jan. 30, 1964, in Langdale. She enjoyed fishing, camping and reading James Patterson books. Ms. Waites loved to play with her granddaughter and care for sick and elderly people.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to Wendy Ann and Pat Adams, Dr. Valles and to floor #2 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital for their care. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Cherokee

 

Cherokee Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankinship, Mary D. 68, 01Mar1941 - 07Jan2010, Centre, Cherokee, AL, GA-255-66-5282

 

Chilton

 

2013, Clanton, Chilton Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from July 18 to July 19, 2013

Coleman Edward Jennings, (79) of Clanton, AL. passed away July 14, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his Father: Allen Thomas Jennings; Mother: Lois Gray Jennings; Sister: Tommy Jennings Hobbs; Brothers: William Jennings, Allen ( Linda) Jennings, and Joseph Jennings and his loving companion: Nora Story.

Surviving is his Son: Coleman Edward Jennings Jr.; Daughters: Tracy (John) Jennings Blankenship, and Joyce (Dean) Jennings Dzenowski ; Brothers: Robert F. Jennings Sr., Charles (Diane) Jennings, Paul L.(Patsy) Jennings ; Sisters: Annette Jennings Underwood, and Linda Jennings Gilliam; Sister-in-law: Bonnie Bean Jennings. Grandchildren: Heath and Jerrod Kromer, Paul and Whitney Blankenship, Nick Jennings, John Luck Jennings, Cynthia Jennings, Zoe Jennings and a host of nephews and nieces. Coleman was a loving and caring Father and Grandfather and will be deeply missed.

The family will receive friends on Thursday July 18, 2013 From 2-3:30 p.m. at Agee Brother's Funeral Home 907 Samaria Rd. Clanton, AL. 35045; 205-755-5075 . Burial services following at 4:00 p.m. at Glad Tidings Cemetery in Clanton, AL.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Chilton Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Dorothy M. 84, 30Aug1926 - 13Jul2011, Clanton, Chilton, AL, AL-421-22-0534

Blankenship, Emmett G. 85, 23Apr1924 - 05Feb2010, Clanton, Chilton, AL, AL-420-20-2145

 

Clarke

 

2013, Thomasville, Clarke Co., AL Funeral

Published in the Press-Register from April 11 to April 12, 2013

Carole Ann Blankenship McCrory Smoker, age 65 died April 10, 2013.

Graveside services, Friday, 11:00 am, Choctaw Corner Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Thomasville, Clarke Co., AL Obituary

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/689068/Smoker-Carole.php

Carole Ann Blankenship McCrory Smoker age 65 of Thomasville, AL died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 her home. She was born March 1, 1948 in Grove Hill, AL.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Carole was a retired administrator / educator after 25 years at Alabama Southern Community College. She was an accomplished musician. She loved animals, traveling, and working with flowers and in her garden.

She is survived by her son, Robert Carl Smoker of Thomasville, AL; mother, Nellie Gene Blankenship of Mobile, AL; brother, Allen Lee Blankenship of Grove Hill, AL

Graveside funeral services will be at Choctaw Corner Cemetery on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:00 am with Father Wayne Youngman officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Clay

 

2011, Ashland Clay Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - March 31, 2011

A memorial service for Sheri Blankenship, 48, will be Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11 am at Midway Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Harvey Bowlin Sr. officiating. Mrs. Blankenship died March 2, 2011 in Murchison, Texas. She was a native of Talladega and a resident of Ashland.

Mrs. Blankenship is preceded in death by her husband, James " Boat" Blankenship and her father, Hubert Bruce McCain.

She is survived by her mother, Emma Jean McCain of Ashland; one daughter, Ashley Stephens and companion Antuan Wood of Ashland; two sisters, Debra Deason of Ashland and Diane Chapman of Murchison, Texas; one brother, Wayne McCain of Ashland; one grandson, James Cayden Fry and a host of nieces and nephews.

Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home will direct the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Ashland, Clay Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Jan. 8, 2014

Funeral service for Patricia Ann Williams, 58, of Ashland, will be Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM at The Talladega Church of Christ. She will lie-in-state from 1-2 pm. Ron Hurst will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Shirey, Robert "Peanut" Green, Oliver Shirey, Nick Haney, A.J. Fain, Brain Wood and Jeff Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Castleberry, Danny Haney, Jeff Collins and Duane Butterworth.

Mrs. Williams passed away January 5, 2014 at her home. She was a native and longtime resident of Talladega. She was a member of The Talladega Church of Christ. She loved her job and all her co-workers at NSE.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Van Buren and Ethel Shirey, brother, Ray Shirey, sisters, Euna Shirey and Ruby Green.

She is survived by her husband, Cecil Williams, daughter, Shannon Blankenship, son, Shaun Williams, grandchildren, Micah Blankenship, Jacob Blankenship, and Jeremiah Williams, sisters, Mavis Mitchell, Aleen Grimes, brothers, Lewell Shirey, Ben Shirey and Virgil Shirey along with numerous nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Coffee

 

2013, Enterprise, Coffee Co., Al, Funeral

The Enterprise Ledger, (AL) - September 27, 2013

Mrs. Phyllis (Sissy Gail) Mays Blankenship, 74, of Enterprise passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

The family will receive friends at Sorrells Funeral Homes and Crematory in Friday, September 27 from 3 until 5 pm. She will be interred at the Powell Family Cemetery in Greenview, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Enterprise, Coffee Co., Al, Obituary

http://www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com/entobit.html

Mrs. Phyllis (Sissy Gail) Mays Blankenship of Enterprise, AL passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in a Dothan, [Houston Co.],AL hospital. She was 74.

The family will receive friends at Sorrells Funeral Homes and Crematory in Enterprise Friday, September 27, 2013 from 3 until 5 pm. She will be interred at the Powell Family Cemetery in Greenview, WV.

Mrs. Blankenship was born March 19, 1939 in Milton, WV to the late Alex and Atless Cooper Mays. Phyllis was a faithful Christian, giving praises to the Lord and helping everyone she could. She lived by her mottos, Im not perfectbut Im perfectly saved and I always give a smile and hope to get one back. She was a member of Faithview Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, SFC Kenneth E. Blankenship; brothers: Cledith (Pete), Billie, Edward Lee, Charles and Harold Mays; and 1 nephew.

Survivors include her 3 daughters: Brenda Cordel (companion Sammy Brasher), Randolph, AL, Floria Gore (Leland, Jr.), Uneeda, WV, and Anita Blankenship Bowman (Sonny), Enterprise; 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Enterprise, Coffee Co., AL, Obituary

The Enterprise Ledger, (AL) Date: June 13, 2014

Mr. Wilmer Riley Watson of Enterprise passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He was 65.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home in Geneva with Rev. Farrell Kyser officiating.

Mr. Watson was born in Ozark, AL on August 8, 1948 to the late Woodrow Watson and Mavis Riley Watson. He graduated from Ashford High School and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Watson served in the US Army. Prior to his retirement, he spent his entire career in the moving and storage industry.

He was also preceded in death by an infant brother.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Watson of Enterprise; daughter, Kelli Stevens (Robby) of Hartford; step-son, Will Mosier; two step-daughters, Gracie Danley and Dannah Davis; four grandchildren, Clara Blankenship, Alex Blankenship, Hannah Blankenship and Dylan Stevens; three sisters, Patricia Wise (Tim) of Coffee Springs, Janice Wells (Pat) of Cottonwood and Shandra Preston of Avon, AL; and brother, Rodger Watson (Judy) of Eufaula.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Colbert

 

2014, Leighton, Colbert Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - April 19, 2014

McArthur Brown, 70, of Leighton, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was born on Jan. 28, 1944.

Graveside services will be today, April 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Odom Memorial Cemetery. Scott McCown will officiate.

Brown is survived by his wife, Linda Brown; mother, Linda Brown; mother, Mattie Southwood; daughters, Linda Murphy (Darrell) and Michelle Orr (Bobby); son, Douglas Brown (Michelle); sisters, Barbara Parker (Jimmy), Brenda Ford and Jo Blankenship; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Muscle Shoals, Colbert Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on Feb. 8, 2014

Zack McNutt, 86, of Muscle Shoals, passed away Feb. 6, 2014.

Visitation will be today, 2 p.m. 4 p.m., at Colbert Memorial Chapel with funeral services to begin at 4 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will follow at Colbert Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be Brother Billy Thorn. Pallbearers are Riley Hamm, Ben Hamm, Mike Watson, Wayne Johnson, Todd Kirkland, Tony Price, Stan Stanford, and Alan Underwood.

He was a member of Woodward Ave. Baptist Church. He retired as a civil engineer with the state of Alabama at the age of 55 after 30 plus years of loyal service. He ran A and M Body Shop until he opened Zack McNutt's Used Cars. Zack was overall the backbone and number one salesman of Sonny's Pawn and Gun Shop for 19 years. Zack and his granddaughter, Magan, opened Blush Boutique. He loved the river and outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jordan McNutt; brothers, Arnold McNutt and Salem McNutt; and sister, Amy McNutt McWilliams.

He is survived by a special friend, Dot Sibley; sons, Larry McNutt (Pam) and Tommy McNutt (Micki); grandchildren, Corey Blankenship, Magan McNutt, Isaac McNutt, and Lucas McNutt; and a host of loving nieces and nephews

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Sheffield, Colbert Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.morrisonfuneralhomes.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2112849&fh_id=11722

Sabyne Blankenship Roper, of Sheffield, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013. The graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Sheffield with Chad Holder officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brandon and Brent Young, special family friend, Eric Rickman and sons of family friends, Chuck Clark, Bill Carter, David McCollum, Robin Layton and Richard McCollum. Honorary pallbearers are George Carter, John McCollum, Horace Crowden, Taylor Bodkin, and the ladies and friends of her Sewing Club and Bridge Clubs.

Mrs. Roper was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sheffield but baptized and married at the First Baptist Church of Tuscumbia. She was formerly a member of the Muscle Shoals District Service League, Salvation Army Auxillary, Chi Omega at the University of Mississippi, the Co-chairman of the Follies, and a Girl Scout Leader.

Sabyne was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Sabin and Lorena Smalley Blankenship and her infant son, William Howard Roper.

She is survived by her husband, William Earl Bill Roper; daughter, Susan Roper Young and husband Brian F. Young; grandchildren, Brandon Young (Kim) and Brent Young (Amy); great-grandgirls, Taylor Kate Young and Lilly Young and great-grandchild due in August, Audrey Gray Young.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Sheffield, Colbert Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on September 5, 2013

Mary Janice Abernathy, 77, of Sheffield, died Sept. 3, 2013.

Visitation will be on Friday from noon until 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Sheffield. Her funeral service will follow at the church. Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Reverend Bill Bedsole is officiating. Pallbearers will be Dennis Hudson, Danny Reese, Charlie Grimmitt Sr., Charlie Grimmitt, Ged and Justin Grimmitt.

Mrs. Abernathy is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Abernathy; and her parents, Edward and Florence Langley.

She is survived by her daughters, Gene Ann Blankinship (Karl) and Mary Jane Dillenberger (Kelley); grandchildren, Sarah Ann Ricketts (Jason), 2nd Lt. K. Taylor Dillenberger II, USMC "the favorite", Mary Beth Blankinship, Langley Dillenberger and Madison Dillenberger; great-grandchildren, Anna Coleman, Lilli Pace, Jane Ellis, and Sanyaa Achsah Ricketts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Tuscumbia, Colbert Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on July 5, 2014

Bertha L. Wallace, 87 of Tuscumbia, died Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Friendship Community Church in Sheffield with the funeral service following at 2:30. Bro. Frankie Sheats will officiate the service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery.

Mrs. Wallace was a native of Cherokee and a member of Friendship Community Church.

She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Wallace; daughter, Nancy Wilson; son, Bennie Blankenship; and step-daughter, Sue Mischu.

She is survived by her sons, William Junior Blankenship, James Blankenship and Gary Blankenship; daughter, Carla Plunkett (Rick); step-daughter, Sheila Johnson; sister, Rosie McKissack; 15 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Coosa

 

+2014, Stewartville, Coosa Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on July 1, 2014

Jean Blankenship Montee, 81, of Stewartville, AL passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga, [Talladega Co.,] AL after a brief struggle with pneumonia. Jean resided at the Sylacauga Health and Rehab for the past five years. She was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Luke and Sadie Presnell on August 27, 1932. Jean was a member of Grimes Chapel Church and will truly be missed.

Mrs. Montee was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Allan Blankenship

She is survived by her husband, Earl Earnest Montee; her daughters, Sandra Gail Blankenship Robinson, husband Ronnie, Barbara Jean Blankenship Goodwin, husband Richard, Kathleen Blankenship Arney, husband Del and Kimberley Ann Blankenship Magouyrk, husband Jeff; son, Kenneth Ray Blankenship; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral service will be held at Radney-Smith Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Burial will be at Grimes Chapel Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Weogufka, Coosa Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - February 15, 2011

Funeral service for Lodis Virgil Ezekiel, 92, will be Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 1 p. m. at Unity Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Charles Sims and Pete McElRalph officiating. Burial will be at Unity with Military Honors.

Mr. Ezekiel died February 13, 2011 at Russell Medical Center. There will be a Masonic Graveside. He was a member of Masonic Lodge-Elder Americus. He served 32 years as Treasury of Unity Presbyterian Church. He worked for the city of Sylacauga as an electrician. He also worked for Kimberly-Clark for 23 years, as an electrician. Mr. Ezekiel was a cattle farmer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, also a faithfull church member. He was Paw-Paw Lodis to everyone. He served in the U. S. Navy in WWII.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ezekiel; son, Billy Ezekiel; parents, Homer and Rushie Ezekiel; brothers, Ernest and Robert, Buddy, A. V.; sister, Evelyn ( Pete) Blankenship.

He is survived by his daughters, Donna ( Randy) Helm of Weogufka, AL and Judy ( Randy) Woodard of Fayetteville, AL; sons, Bobby Ezekiel ( Ann) of Weogufka, AL and Tim Ezekiel ( Gail) of Weogufka, AK; 13 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Curtis Ezekiel of Sylacauga, AL; sister, Carolyn Pody of Piedmont, AL

Pallbearers are grandsons; Kevin, Wayne Ezekiel, Travis Woodard, Toney and Billy Helm, Matt Ezekiel and Charles Hewitt. Honorary pallbearers are the grandson-in-law and great grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Weogufka, Coosa Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - June 13, 2012

Funeral service for Cherry D. "Betty" Hay, 68, will be Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 2 pm at Curtis and Son North Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Thornton and the Rev. Wesley Hay officiating. Burial will be in Newsite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pallbearers: Brian Hughes, Trey Berry, Ronnie Wilson, Jeff Yates, Tony Hawthorne. Honorary Pallbearers will be Adam Hay and Tony Hay.

Mrs. Hay died June 12, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Hay and her husband are the owners of Pete's Bait and Tackle in.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Ezell Caldwell; grandparents: Dewey and Lessie Bearden and brother: Richard Caldwell.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years: Alvin "Pete: Hay of Weogufka; Sons: Danny Hay (Tammy) of Weogufka; Scott Hay (Terri) of Weogufka; daughter: Lisa Hay Blankenship (Scott) of Weogufka; Grandchildren: Ashley Hawthorne (Tony), Kayla Berry (Trey), Carly Blankenship , Shelley Hosey, Danielle Patterson, Nathan Hay, Dylan Hay and Corey Hosey; Great Grandchildren: Evan Murray and Brynlee Hawthorne; Sisters: Maxine Northcutt of Sylacauga; Linda Ruth Davis (Dennis) of Shelby; Kay Robinson of Shelby; Charlene Caldwell of Shelby; Brotherin-laws: Billy Hay (Sherry), Abo James Hay (Diane), Gary Hay (Bridget) Steve Kennedy (Glenda), the late Howard Hay (JoAnn).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Weogufka, Coosa Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - November 6, 2012

Graveside Service for Gladys Blankenship McGrady, 92, was Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:00pm at Unity Presbyterian Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Thornton officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Blocker, Todd Blocker, Kevin Berry, Marc Berry, Jason Blocker, Lynn Britton.

Mrs. McGrady passed away on November 3, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. McGrady was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the choir. She loved gardening, flowers, and was the best cook in the world.

She was preceded in death by Husband, Marion McGrady; Parents, Leona and Bud Blankenship; Brother, Raymond Blankenship.

She is survived by Daughters, Betty Berry of Weogufka, Linda Radcliffe of Childersburg, and Sherry McGrady of Weogufka; Brother, Vernon Blankenship of Sylacauga; 7 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, 10 Great Great Grandchildren. Online condolences may be offered at www. curtisandsonfh .com Curtis and Son North Chapel will direct the service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Cullman

 

2011, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

The Cullman Times, (AL) - August 17, 2011

Funeral services for Robert Talmadge Mann, 81, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Jack Collins officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery.

Mr. Mann died Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Cullman Long Term Care. He was born June 4, 1930, in Cullman to Jesse and Liliac Brooks Mann. He was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Mann; three brothers, Dewayne Mann, Howard Mann and Ray Mann; and five sisters, Geraldine Smith, Fay Fincher, Sue Hathcock, Gloria Dean Howard and Peggy Mann.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Imogene Morris Mann; a son, Stan (Connie) Mann; two sisters, Melba McSwain and Marlyn Blankenship; a brother, Rickey Mann; a sister-in-law, Wauneece Morris Choate; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

The Cullman Times, (AL) - September 20, 2012

Funeral services for Jo Ann Blankenship Hill, 75, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Dennis Reeves officiating, with interment in Flint Creek Cemetery in Vinemont.

Mrs. Hill died Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Woodland Village Healthcare. She was born March 10, 1937, in Cullman to Walter Floyd Blankenship Sr. and Jessie Audrey Puckett Blankenship. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rafil Hill; and a son, Randy Hogeland.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Hogeland Rodgers and Margaret Hill; a son, William Hill; two brothers, Medric Blankenship and Wally Blankenship; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Winn-Rutherford&lc=7005&pid=164201667&mid=5496271

Funeral services for Mr. Winn Roe Rutherford, age 86 of Cullman, will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Cullman City Cemetery, with Shirley Witcher and James Olszowka officiating.

Mr. Rutherford passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 18, 1926 in Cullman County to Claude and Venus K. Blankenship Rutherford.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Evelyn Barnett Rutherford. Roe served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and owned and operated a service station for many years.

His is survived by his Daughter Judy (Ed) White; two 2 Sons Michael (Charlotte) Rutherford and Terry (Mary) Rutherford; one Sister Mary Sue Eubanks; eight 8 Grandchildren and fifteen 15 Great-Grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Inez-Ballew&lc=7005&pid=169636672&mid=5851743

Funeral Services for Mrs. Inez King Ballew, age 83 of Cullman, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in the Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cullman City Cemetery, with Rev. Mitchell Williams officiating.

Mrs. Ballew passed away at Cullman Long Term Care on Monday, February 10, 2014. She was born in Marshall County on April 8, 1930 to the late Arthur & Mary McCamy King.

Inez graduated from Marshall County H.S. and attended Snead State Jr. College, and then graduated from Auburn University in 1952. She began working for the Farmers Home Administration in Blount County, then took a job with the Cullman County Extension Service working with the 4H clubs in Cullman. In 1967, she helped Bob Dyer and others start the City Headstart Program. Mrs. Ballew then taught at Baileyton Junior High School and retired in 1990. She and Harold were members of First United Methodist Church and the Wesley Fellowship Class for 58 years, and also a member of the Collene Circle. For the past 21 years, Inez was affectionately known as "Na Naw" and enjoyed her role as grandmother.

Survivors include, her Husband of 58 years Harold Ballew; one Daughter Mary Leah (David Jr.) Moss; and 3 - Grandchildren Thomas, Katie & Mary Beth Moss; Brother-in-Law - Edgar (Patsy) Ballew; 2 - Sister-in-Law - Helen King & Nancy Ballew; Nieces & Nephews - Billy King, Sandra Blankenship, Wayne Gilley, Sheila (Dan) Knox, Marsha (Mike) King, Danny Ballew & Rodney Ballew; and several Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Hanceville, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

The Cullman Times, (AL) - February 13, 2012

Luella Ozier Funeral services for Luella Ozier, 74, of Hanceville will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Garden City Cemetery.

Mrs. Ozier passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, at her residence. She was the administrator for the Birmingham Police Department for 15 years and was a member of Garden City First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orin John and Eula Blankenship Durfee; her husband, Alfred Ozier; two brothers, Keith and Kenny Durfee; and a sister, Lila Green.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Ozier and John (Denise) Ozier; two daughters, Joan (Randy) Smith and Jennifer Ozier; six grandchildren, Justin Ozier, Heather Tippy, Beth Baker, Brittany Ozier, Chase Smith and Zachary Smith; four great-grandchildren, Londyn Tippy, Laken Tippy, Baylee Baker and Molly Ozier; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Logan, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

The Cullman Times, (AL) - December 12, 2013

Catherine Ann Treece, 53, of Logan entered into rest Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 6, 1960, in Groton, Mass.

Catherine was a loving wife, mother and nana. She loved her grandbabies more than anything. She never met a stranger and believed that a simple "hello" could make someone's day. She married her husband, Ray, up north and when they came back to Alabama to live, she was lovingly referred to by her father-in-law as a "yankee".

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Bro. Jack Armstrong officiating.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ray Treece; mother, Lorena J. Herbert; sons, Junior (Tiffany) Treece and Christopher (Jessica) Treece; daughter, Amy (Adam) Kilpatrick; brothers, Jimmy Herbert and Richard (June) Greenwood; sisters, Linda (Luke) Valcourt and Christina (Talib) Abdullah; and she was "Nana" to three grandchildren, Taylor Alexis Kilpatrick, Hayden Winslett Kilpatrick and Elizabeth Grace Treece.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leon P. Herbert Jr.; and brothers, Stephen Blankenship and Robert Herbert.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Logan, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=James-Blankenship&lc=7005&pid=170742315&mid=5938784

Funeral Services for Mr. James Mitchell Blankenship, age 85 of Logan, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Prospect church of Christ cemetery, with Bro. Kent Persall officiating.

Mr. Blankenship was born in Cullman County on January 25, 1929 to the late Elton C. & Lonie Mae Pearson Blankenship, he passed away on April 20, 2014, at his residence surrounded by family.

Mitchell had worked at the Cullman Power Board, and went on to own Blankenship Merchandise at Guthrie's Crossroads, and then the Old Country Flea Market in Trimble. He also was a longtime member of Prospect church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dorothy Nail Cagle.

Survivors include his Wife Billie Jean Biggs Blankenship; one Daughter Amy (Randy) Shadrick; 2 Sons Derrick Blankenship and James "Jim" (Louanne) Blankenship; 8 Grandchildren - Glenn (Kristi) Blankenship, Matt (Joy) Blankenship, Nikki Blankenship, Lindsay Blankenship, Heather (Randy) Jones, Valerie (Alex) Martin, Kelly Blankenship, Kala Noneaker. 11 Great-grandchildren - Grady, Logan, Allie, Carson, Illidan, Easton, Maddie, Holleigh, Kallista, Ryan, and Devan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Vinemont, Cullman Co., AL, Obituary

The Cullman Times, (AL) - May 1, 2011

Funeral services for Dot Smith of Vinemont will be Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Moss Service Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bob Kurtz officiating. Burial to follow at Cullman City Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith, beloved mother, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Cullman Long Term Care. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Agatha Thompson Goodlett; and two brothers, Doug and Louis Goodlett Jr.

Survivors include her husband Bill J. Smith; a son, Bill (Mary) Smith II; a daughter, Cheri (George) Blankenship; a sister, Ruby Waldrop; five grandchildren, Will Smith, Madison Smith, Matt Blankenship, Hillary Blankenship and Misty Thornton; three great-grandchildren, Sinclair Robinson, Lilyann Robinson and Owen Thornton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Dale

 

2011, Ariton, Dale Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - August 27, 2011

William Henry Henderson William Henry (Willie) Henderson, a resident of Ariton, Alabama, formerly of the Mt. Pisgah community, near Echo, died early Friday morning, August 26, 2011, at his home. He was 104.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 29, 2011, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with Reverend T. P. Martin and a grandson, Keith Ammons officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery, near Echo.

Mr. Henderson was born in Bullock County, near Perote, son of the late James Henderson and Mary Elizabeth Clark Henderson. He lived in the Echo area all of his lifetime before moving to live with his daughter, near Ariton, in January 2011. The Echo community has lost its oldest resident.

Mr. Henderson retired as a Tree Cutter with McDaniel Sawmilling and was formerly employed by Barefield Sawmilling, both of Echo. He formerly managed Barefield Fish Ponds in Echo. In later years, Mr. Henderson worked on lawnmowers at his home. He was a member of the Loftin Baptist Church in Pike County.

Mr. Henderson was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Blankenship Henderson, a daughter, Sylvia Whitehead, a son, Edward Henderson, a grandson, LaDon Whitehead, a great-grandson, Travis Robidoux, a son-in-law, Charles Palmer, a sister and three brothers.

Surviving relatives include six daughters, Ruth Palmer, Newville; Imogene Selph and husband, James, Clarksville, TN; Betty Ammons and husband, Emmitt, Midland City; Judy Maas and husband, Alex, Clarksville, TN; Belita Hancock and husband, Billy, Ariton, AL; Bobbie Willoughby and husband, Jerry, Rocky Head Community; a daughter-in-law, Mildred Henderson, Level Plains, AL; a sister-in-law, Tommie Henderson, Ozark, AL; nineteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as active pallbearers will be grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Bertha, Dale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Dothan Eagle on March 3, 2010,

Gerald Blankenship, a resident of the Bertha Community of Dale County, died early Monday night, March 1, 2010 at his home. He was 77. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 in New Hope Baptist Church in the Bertha Community with Rev. Shane Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside.

Mr. Blankenship was a native and lifelong resident of the Bertha Community, son of the late James Grady Blankenship and Minnie Belle Barefield Blankenship. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church & was a wonderful father and provider.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Lou Blankenship; 2 sisters, Melba Brannon and Gail Herring; 3 brothers, Dan Blankenship, Marvette Blankenship & Jack Blankenship.

Surviving relatives include his 2 daughters, Wanda Johnson & Linda Watson, both of the Bertha Community; a son, Danny Blankenship of Dothan; 3 sisters, Bernell Nolin, Headland; Shirley Davis, Wichita, KS and Myrtle Brannon, Newville; his brother, Bill Blankenship & wife, Bonnie Blankenship, Bertha Community; 4 brothers-in-law, Ralph Herring, Gainesville, GA, Roscoe Brannon, Montgomery, AL, Billy Gene Jones, Headland and Kenneth Wayne Watson, Rehobeth, AL; 5 grandchildren, Jessica McDaniel & husband, Mike McDaniel, Luke Blankenship & wife, Amanda Blankenship, Haley Watson, Dylan Blankenship and Billy Eugene Jones; 2 great-grandchild-ren, Madison McDaniel and Addison Blankenship; numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as active pall-bearers will be Danny Blankenship, Luke Blankenship, Mike McDaniel, Jerry Watson, Tony Jones, Jamie Watson, Ryan Ruiz, and Keith Johnson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Midland City, Dale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Dothan Eagle on May 16, 2013

Ruth Priebe, 80, of Midland City, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 2 pm Friday, May 17, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hays McKay and Rev. Kyle Gatlin officiating.

Mrs. Priebe was born October 19, 1932 in Wickburg and she lived the early years of her life there. She married her late husband Lt. Col. Richard Priebe in 1952 who was in the military and they were stationed in numerous places throughout his career. Mrs. Priebe moved to Midland City in 1986 and was employed with Burger King for several years. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed her grandchildren, the beach and the outdoors. Mrs. Priebe was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Priebe was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Richard Priebe and a grandson, Nicholas Priebe.

Survivors include her son, Richard (Tracey) Priebe; her three daughters Terry (Doug) White, Sherry (David) Barfield and Allison (Rick) McNeeley; a long time friend and special angel Karen Gaines; her grandchildren, Rhiannon (Tony) Ellis, Lela Crowe, Chelsea (Casey) Sirmans, Lauren Barfield, Michael (Suzanne) Barfield and Crystal Barfield; great-grandchildren, Colleen and Aidyn Ellis, Addison and Emily Barfield and Payton Bean; her sisters, Ann Blankenship, Ruby Smith, Ellen Gunter and Nell Bodiford; several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Skipperville, Dale Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - January 16, 2014

Mrs. Mary Grace Whatley Tharpe, age 85, of Skipperville, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A. M. Friday, January 17, 2014, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with Reverend Roger Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Peniel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Tharpe was born April 8, 1928 in Dale County to the late Charlie Jewel Whatley and Eunice Ruth Searcy Whatley. She worked with Phillip Van Heusen until her retirement.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oren Bryan Tharpe in 1996.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Lonnie Blankenship of Skipperville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bryan and Debbie Tharpe of Ozark, John and Dianne Tharpe of Skipperville; two sisters, Martha Ruth Kelley of Grady, AL, and Betty Sue Kelley of LaPine, AL; one brother, Charles Hubert Whatley of Jack, AL; seven grandchildren, Michael Tharpe, Christopher Thar-pe, Jonathan Tharpe, Johnny Blankenship, Melanie Hartzog, Jason Blankenship, and Ashley Blankenship; five great grandchildren, Sequoia Tharpe, Jasper Tharpe, Violet Tharpe, Jacob Tharpe, and David Tharpe. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Elmore

 

+2010, Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49091724

Col. Lua Reeford Blankenship, age 88, died on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at his home, 1621 Timber Trail, Deatsville, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lane Blankenship, who was his best friend and mentor, his parents, Fred and India Perry Blankenship, brothers, Freddie and Paul and his sisters, Thelma Henry, Katha Seale, Janice, Paula, Tonnie and Breeze Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Wilson Blankenship, one brother, Stanley Blankenship (Angela), two sisters, Sona Belle Stepp (Ray) and Ursula Blankenship, two sons, Lua Reeford Blankenship, Jr. and Derek Lua Blankenship, three daughters, Anita Rene Cronier (Jerry), Tina Marie Bowles (Stanley) and Johnnie Katrina Morgan (Chris), three step-daughters, Kimberly Lynn Huggins (Tim), Kelli Lee Lowery (James), and Kristy Ruth Burke (Mark), Special Friends Sam and Brenda Antley as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Col. Blankenship had a B.S. degree in Forestry and a Masters in Wildlife Management, both from Auburn University and graduated from the Army War College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and after his retirement, joined the Alabama Army National Guard where he proudly served for many years. Later, he worked as the Director of Transportation for the Baldwin County School System. Respectfully called "Col B," his can-do attitude enabled him to understand and succeed at any task. Often assigned to the least desirable units of the State, he left them in prime condition in every way. He had a special affinity for the enlisted people, whom he called the back-bone or the workers. His constant cries were 'War Eagle' and Special Forces 'All the Way!'

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Flat Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dave Burns officiating. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Special Forces Group and active pallbearers will be Jerry Cronier, Tim Huggins, James Lowery, Mark Burke, Casey Antley and Jake Nelson.

 

+2013, Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from March 2 to March 3, 2013

Mrs. Ruth Wilson, Blankenship, age 72, a resident of Deatsville, AL died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on February 28, 2013, at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lua Blankenship, parents Herbert and Sadie Wilson, brother, Jack Wilson.

She is survived by her three daughters, Kimberly Lynn Huggins (Tim), Kelli Lee Lowery (James), Kristy Varner Burke (Mark), her stepchildren, Lua Reeford Blankenship, Jr., Anita Rene Cronier (Jerry), Tina Marie Bowles (Stanley), and Johnnie Katrina Morgan (Chris); her sisters, Doreen Varner Cooper (Al), Mary Ann Wingard (James), Margaret Wallace Kaylor (Dan); brothers, Jerry Wilson (Latrelle), Tommy Wilson (Mary George), as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She served a long, distinguished career in the Military Department and Army National Guard of which she was especially proud.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Pine Flat Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dave Burns and Rev. Rudolph Esco officiating. Pallbearers will be Keith Brown, Drew Sutton, Matthew Burke, Chase Watts, Jody Wilson, Tony Ferri and Rocky Ferri.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on August 28, 2013

Mr. Raymond Reed, 74, a resident of Eclectic, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. He was born October 27, 1938.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 31 at 11 am at First Baptist Church of Eclectic, where he was an active member, with Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Grandsons will serve as pall bearers. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing.

He is survived by his wife of eleven years, Linda Reed; daughters, Donna (Willie) Davis and Amy (Mike) Dorminey; sons, Tracy Reed, John (Rebecca) Thornton and James Thornton; sisters, Betty Jo Nolan, Flora Gathof, Sue Johnson, Kathy Riddle, Pat Wadsworth and Marjorie Nix; brother, William Blankenship; grandchildren, Blake Reed, Lindsey (John Mark) Ashcraft, Travis Reed, Chase (Jessica) Reed, Hunter Davis, Austin Dorminey, Josh Dorminey, Natalie Ledbetter, Amanda Thornton and Annie Thornton and son-in-law, Smitty Ledbetter.

He is preceded in death by wife, Gloria Johnson Reed; father, William Blankenship; mother, Mae Belle Carlisle; daughter, Frances Ledbetter and grandson, John Martin Thornton.

He was employed 20 years as a truck driver for Majure Gas Co. He was an avid Alabama fan and enjoyed traveling.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1930 Census, Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL,

Reed, R. Alvin 38, M, AL, Head,

Reed, Ida H. 42, F, AL, Wife,

Reed, Thelman 17, M, AL, Son,

Reed, Odelle 15, F, AL, Dau,

Reed, Hermon 13, M, AL, Son,

Reed, Maebelle 12, F, AL, Dau,

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+2013, Elmore, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on August 21, 2013

Lucinda Blankenship Edwards, 92, a resident of Elmore, AL, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 1:00pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Vaughn Gardner officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Ellison Funeral Home directing. Active pallbearers will be Tommy Thornton, Harvey Edwards, Michael Edwards, Tyler Edwards, Richard Stewart, Raymond Stewart, Lloyd Peters and Wade Turner.

Survivors are two sons, H. Lynn (Rita) Edwards and Ricky (Diane) Edwards both of Jacksonville, AL; Two daughters, Gayle (Charles) Thornton, Wetumpka, AL and Doris Stewart, Stone Mountain, GA; Two brothers, Joe (Jenny) Haynie, Alexander City, AL and Ed Haynie, Eclectic, AL; One sister, Mary Edna Gilliland, Decatur, AL; 21 Grandchildren, 36 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

She was born May 9, 1921 in Claud, AL and was preceded in death by her father Harvey Lee Blankenship, mother Jettie Mae Brooks Blankenship Haynie, step father Larkin Haynie, husband Thomas Alfred Edwards, two sons, Thomas (Buddy) Edwards, Jr. and Ronald Edwards; daughter, Linda Edwards Collins Felps; two brothers, Thomas Blankenship and Hamilton Haynie; two sisters, Frances Colley and Penelope Atkins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Millbrook, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on July 13, 2014

Mrs. Tina Marie Blankenship Bowles, 53, a resident of Millbrook, AL passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

She is predeceased by her loving husband of 36 years Stanley Bowles.

She is survived by her three children, Nicki Corum (Keith Corum), Stanley Bowles Jr. and Tim Bowles (Marisa Bowles), one grandchild Jack Corum; two sisters, Kitty Morgan and Rene Cronier; one brother, Lua Blankenship Jr. and an extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles who she loved dearly.

In addition to her family, she is survived by her best friends Beverly Hull and Chris Murrell. Without their love and support Tina would not have enjoyed these last few months as much as she was able too. Her family truly appreciates their help and Tina loved and cherished both of their friendships.

Tina grew up in Millbrook and after traveling across the US via the Air Force, Tina and her family settled down in Millbrook, AL. Tina was a nurse in Montgomery for over 15 years but her two true passions were her family and gardening where she was a Master Gardener. She had an infectious smile, a propensity for BIG hugs and she never met a stranger.

The family will be holding a private gathering to celebrate Tina's life. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.thewetumpkaherald.com/obituaries/article_929c7144-2348-11e0-87b7-001cc4c002e0.html

Mattie Lou Blankenship Dozier, age 92, a resident of Wetumpka, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at New Home Baptist Church in Elmore with the Rev. Walter Batyski and the Rev. Rory McQueen officiating. Internment followed in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Dozier was preceded in death by husband Arthur G. (Ott) Dozier and her daughter Mary Arthur McQueen.

She is survived by three sons, J.C. (Mary) Dozier of Wetumpka, Robert (Alice) Dozier of Millbrook and Larry (Marilyn) Dozier of Wetumpka; one son in-law Harold McQueen Sr. of Wetumpka; 10 grandchildren, Harold McQueen Jr., Cynthia McQueen Mitchell, Rory McQueen, Carol McQueen Anderson, Pam Dozier Ingram, Todd Dozier, Robbie Dozier, Shannon Dozier Donaldson, Christopher Dozier, Michael Dozier, 16 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, great grandson Tyler McQueen and Bob Geddie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.thewetumpkaherald.com/obituaries/article_35fc7a2a-b3fb-11e1-af85-001a4bcf887a.html

Dorothy Jean Blankenship Cannon, 77 (1935), a resident of Wetumpka, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. June 13 at Rushenville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Estes officiating. Interment will follow in Bullard Cemetery with Ellison Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Cannon will lie in state one hour at the church.

Mrs. Cannon is survived by her husband of 61 years Melvin L. Cannon of Wetumpka; four sons Ronnie (Judy) Cannon of Wetumpka, Danny (Darlene) Cannon of Wetumpka, Jerome (Tammy) Cannon of Wetumpka, Byron Cannon of Elmore; seven daughters Glenda (Billy) Segrest of Eclectic, Cecelia (John Larry) Parker of Wetumpka, Katie (Johnny) Moncrief of Wetumpka, Brenda (Luis) Rosales of Waynesboro, Ga., Rita (Richard) Kovach of Lithia, Fla., Angelia (Daniel) Frey of Virginia Beach, Va., Kristy (Bradley) Heatley of Millbrook; two sisters Bernice (Homer) Carpenter of Wetumpka, Ann (Jimmy) Jackson of Slapout, 30 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on August 15, 2012

Patricia Ann Sullivan, 60, a resident of Wetumpka, Al., passed away Monday August 13, 2012.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm from Ellison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Wood officiating, Ellison Funeral Home directing.

Survivors are three sons, Jeff (Shannon) Sullivan, Ozark, Al., James (Amanda) Sullivan, David Earl Sullivan both of Wetumpka, Al., one daughter Melinda (William) Turner, Deatsville, Al., four brothers Lonnie (Cynthia) Mann, Michael Mann, Timothy (Jan) Mann, David (Emily) Mann all of Wetumpka, Al., one sister Sherry (Scotty) Blankenship, Wetumpka, Al., eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Gross, parents Lonnie and Alma Mann and sister Linda Mann.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.gassettfuneralhome.net/sitemaker/sites/Gasset1/obit.cgi?user=797508Swindall

Lottie Bea Swindall, August 10, 1920 - November 5, 2012

Lottie Bea, 92, a resident of Wetumpka, AL; passed away Monday, November 5, 2012.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church with Minister John Morrow & Minister Paul East officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Gassett Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing. Pallbearers will be Tyler Blankenship, Kyle Blankenship, Korey Kelley, Art Faulkner, Jimmy Henderson, & Tim Womble.

Mrs. Swindall is preceded in death by her daughter, Patsy Blankenship and son, Owen Calvin Swindall, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Owen Calvin Swindall, son, Bobby (Shirley) Swindall, grandchildren, Steve (Jennifer) Swindall, Sandy (James) Kelley, Lance (Angel) Blankenship, Michael (Susan) Blankenship, great-grandchildren, Owen & Olivia Swindall, Korey & Alexis Kelley, Katelyn & Kyle Blankenship, and Tyler & Paige Blankenship.

 

+2013, Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on January 17, 2013

Mr. John Thomas Goolsby, 83, a resident of Suwannee, FL and Wetumpka, AL died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his Wetumpka home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, at Gassett Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gerald Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Methodist Cemetery in Titus.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Claire Goolsby; children, Thomas Michael Goolsby, Diane Thornton, Phillip Wayne Goolsby, Jackie Eaves and Tom Goolsby; brothers, Dr. T. Morris Goolsby and David Goolsby; sisters, Catherine Blankenship and Mary Lucia Sanford.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on January 27, 2013

Owen Calvin Swindall, 93, a resident of Wetumpka, AL, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church with Ministers Eric Sutton and John Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Gassett Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing. Pallbearers will be Tyler Blankenship, Kyle Blankenship, Korey Kelley, Jimmy Henderson, Tim Womble and David Gilliand.

Mr. Swindall is preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Bea Swindall; son, Owen Calvin Swindall, Jr.; daughter Patsy Ann Blankenship; parents, Birdie Lee Yarbough and John Spurgeon Swindall, and seven brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his, son, Bobby Joe (Shirley) Swindall; sister, Annie Louise Henderson; 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and his former business partner and son-in-law, Bennie Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Mar. 22, 2014

Mr. Melvin Lee Cannon, "Red", a resident of Wetumpka, Alabama passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 88.

Funeral services are Sunday, March 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Rushenville Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Estes officiating. Interment with U.S. Navy Military Honors will follow at Bullard Cemetery in Eclectic. Pallbearers will be Danny Cannon, Jr., Johnny Moncrief, Jr., Andrew Cannon, David Cannon, J.J. Cannon, Dennis Harris, Wayne Moncrief, and Johnny Moncrief.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years on June 9. 2012, Dorothy Jean Blankenship Cannon.

Mr. Cannon is survived by their children, four sons, Ronnie (Judy) Cannon, Danny (Darlene) Cannon, Jerome (Tammy) Cannon and Byron Cannon; seven daughters, Glenda (Billy) Segrest, Cecelia (Larry) Parker, Katie (Johnny) Moncrief, Brenda (Luis) Rosales, Rita (Rick) Kovach, Angelia (Dan) Frey, and Kristy (Brad) Heatley; thirty grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Elmore Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Lua R. 88, 28Feb1922 - 03Mar2010, Deatsville, Elmore, AL, AL-417-36-1434

 

Etowah

 

+2014, Attalla, Etowah Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 5, 2014

Freddie Freeman, 94, a longtime resident of Attalla and Gadsden, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, after a brief illness.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Attalla. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Interment to follow in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery in Southside. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Garnet Edward Freeman; and parents, George Melvin and Carrie Blankenship Johnston. She, her two sisters and brother were raised in Talladega and remembered these years fondly.

Mrs. Freeman is survived by her daughter, Dana (John) Giles; sons, Gary (Nan) Freeman and Tim (Cynthia) Freeman; along with 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Freddie was born in Shelby County. After graduating from high school in Talladega, she was employed in Attalla as a hair stylist. It is in the salon that she met Garnet - he had come to pick up his mother in his red convertible! She experienced life to its fullest. She especially enjoyed all family gatherings, trips with Garnet through the United States, Auburn football, and her wonderful, lifelong friends at the First Baptist Church of Attalla and her new friends at Regency Pointe.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1920 Census, Maylene and Boothon, Shelby Co., AL,

Johnson, George 32, M, AL, Head,

Johnson, Cary B. 30, F, AL, Wife,

Johnson, Annie G. 12, F, AL, Dau,

Johnson, James T. 10, M, AL, Son,

Johnson, Vera 05, F, AL, Dau,

Johnson, Freddie E. 00, F, AL, Dau,

Shaw, Effie 46, F, IL, Aunt,

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXDJ-NGR

 

2013, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL Obituary

Published in The Gadsden Times on May 17, 2013

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Etowah Memorial Chapel for Oscar "Lynn" Mashburn, 66, Gadsden, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Bro. Brad Williams, Bro. Travis Brassel and Bro. J. Ben will officiate. Burial will be at Whitesboro Cemetery. Pallbearers are Wesley Blankenship, Michael Wynn, David Tillman, Jeff Mashburn, Danny Gaskin, David Baldwin, Ricky Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Mashburn; daughter, Teri (Scott) Farris; sons, John (Tammy) Mashburn, Charles Mashburn; grandchildren, Michael Wynn, Joey Wynn, Brittany Blankenship; great-grandchildren, Jacelynn Butler, Connor Blankenship; brothers, Gerald (Ruth) Mashburn, Billy (Bonnie) Mashburn, Kenny (Virginia) Mashburn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 10, 2014

Mary Golden Phillips departed this life on Monday, Jan. 7, 2014, at her home. She was born in Altoona, Ala., on October 6, 1927.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Golden and Bertha Harper Golden; her brother, Howard Golden; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Jack Phillips Jr.; her sisters, Lois Havens, Marie Matthews, Christine Erwin, Ruth Musick (Dale) and Marlene Jackson (Garnett); her sons, J. Michael Phillips (Linda), Tim Phillips (Tina); granddaughter, Kelly Phillips Blankenship (Justin); her grandsons, Michael S. Phillips, William R. Phillips, John S. Phillips and Logan M. Phillips; step-granddaughters, Stephanie O. McGee and Caroline O. McGee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was a graduate of Altoona High School and a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church of East Gadsden. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Crestwood Funeral Home, with funeral services following at noon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Gadsden Times (AL) on Jan. 28, 2014

Elizabeth Jean "Libby" Mashburn, 65, of Gadsden, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Etowah Memorial Chapel. Bro. Brian Maroney and Bro. Travis Brassel will officiate. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery. Etowah Memorial Chapel directing. Pallbearers are Clay Williams, Ricky Martin, Neil Caudle, Bobby Jones, Darren Causey, Wesley Blankenship.

Honorary pallbearer is Terry McInnes.

Mrs. Mashburn was a member of Railroad Baptist Church and retired from Riverview Regional Medical Center as a nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Mashburn; parents, Charles Whisenant and Betty Masters; sister, Cathryn Moore.

She is survived by her daughter, Teri (Scott) Farris; sons, John (Tammy) Mashburn, Charles Mashburn; grandchildren, Spc. Michael Davey Wynn, Christopher "Joey" Wynn, Brittany (Wesley) Blankenship; great-grandchildren, Jacelynn Ava Butler, Connor Bryant Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fayette

 

+2012, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1574856&fh_id=12563

Mr. Jay "Little Bud" Rowe age 72 of Fayette passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 2:00pm at Norwood Chapel with Rev. Victor Bonner officiating. Burial will follow at the Flatwoods Cemetery.

Mr. Rowe was born April 29, 1940 in West Virginia the son of the late Richard Rowe and Edith Blankenship Rowe. He formerly lived in the Flatwoods Community in Fayette County and had been a resident of the Harkins Lake community for the past 5 years. He was an employee of Ox Bodies in Fayette.

Survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Kimbrell Rowe of Fayette, his grandson, Dale Jay Montgomery of Crystal Lake, Ill., two sisters, Cynthia Rowe and Evelyn Darnell Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Renee Rowe on October 10, 2010.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Franklin

 

2010, Red Bay, Franklin Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.franklincountytimes.com/2010/03/24/anita-salow/ ,

Anita Helena Salow, 85, of Red Bay died Friday, March 19, 2010 at Helen Keller Hospital. She was born January 4, 1925 in Chesaning, Mich. to William an Ruth Henry Deanhofer. She was formerly a resident of Ann Arbor, Mich. for 59 years and moved to Red Bay in 2007.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, 2010 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Nathan Davidson officiating.

She is survived by husband of 62 years, Wilbur Salow of Red Bay; four children, David (Jo) Salow of Williamston, N.J., Marcy (Mike) Cavanaugh of Wellston, Mich., Dennis (Lauri) Salow of Vina, and Suzanne Brand of Red Bay; sisters, Darlene Henderson of Grand Black, Mich., Kathleen Knieper of Ann Arbor, Mary Carpenter of Georgia and Agnes Davis of Florida; brother, Bill Deanhofer of Ohio; 19 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by grandson, Doug Blankenship, and great-grandson, Andrew Cavanaugh.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Russellville, Franklin Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.franklincountytimes.com/2010/04/04/virginia-schiller/ ,

Marilyn Wanda Cornwell, 63, of Russellville, died Thursday, April 1, 2010. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. She is survived by her mother, Janet Gibson; son, Timothy Long, and wife, Teresa; daughter, Alicia Barkley and husband, Chuck Robinson; finance, Gary Blankenship; five grandchildren, and a host of loving brothers and sisters.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Russellville, Franklin Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - June 17, 2012

Russellville Funeral for Willard Harold Blankinship, 74, of Russellville will be Monday, June 18, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel in Moulton with Brother Chris Joiner officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Casey Vinson, Justin Helms, Dave Fischer, Steve Potter, Wesley Ellis and Bobby Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Walker, Rod Steadman, Rodney Ackers, Jack Masterson, Joe Pounders and Jerry Boulden.

Mr. Blankinship, who died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his home, was born January 2, 1938, in Lawrence County to Aussie Blankinship and Susie Jarrett Blankinship. He worked at Northwest Stockyard and was a retired farmer. He attended Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lorene Colburn; and step daughter, Judy Fischer.

Survivors include his wife, L. G. Smith Blankinship; one son, Reggie Blankinship and Rita of Mount Hope; two daughters, Debbie Moss and Art of Moulton and Janice Aaron and Tim of Russellville; step son, Tommy Smith and Wanza of Russellville; three brothers, Hillard Blankenship and Martha of Moulton, Leon Blankenship and Jackie of Danville and Dan Blankenship and Brenda of Russellville; three sisters, Faye Carey and Raymon of Haleyville, Jean Potter of Phil Campbell and Bea Potter and Edison of Russellville; five grandchildren, Wesley Ellis and Tiffany, Casey Vinson, Brandi Helms and Justin, Courtney Boren and Mason and Alaina Vinson; four step grandchildren, Dave Fischer, Justin Smith, Tara Kennedy and Zack; and four great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Geneva

 

2014, Slocomb, Geneva Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - February 12, 2014

Rev. G. Larry Summers of Slocomb went home to be with his Lord Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 68.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, at First Baptist Church of Slocomb. Burial will follow in the Slocomb City Cemetery

Rev. Summers was born March 8, 1945 in Lancaster County, PA to the late John L. and Velma Graver Summers. A true Christian with a kind and gentle spirit, Rev. Summers faithfully proclaimed the gospel of Christ for over 43 years and pastored churches in New York, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. He was a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Bonnie Metzler preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judy Hayes Summers, Slocomb; one daughter, Toni T. Blankenship (Eddie), Newnan, GA; two sons: Todd L. Summers (Sharon), Slocomb and Toby L. Summers, Falconer, NY; two sisters: Be Be Martin, Ephrata, PA and Becky Peters, Elizabethtown, PA; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Henry

 

+2011, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - August 8, 2011

Robert Lee Blankenship, a resident of Abbeville, died Sunday afternoon, August 7, 2011, at the home of a niece, Kathy Smith, near Dothan. He was 64.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P. M. Tuesday, August 9, 2011, in the Holman-Abbeville Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Ray S. Reiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship was born and reared in Henry County, near the Bertha Community, son of the late Perry Webster Blankenship and Flossie Cook Blankenship. He lived in the Abbeville area all his life and was engaged in farming. Mr. Blankenship was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving relatives include three sons, Kevin Blankenship (Allison), Boaz, AL; Bobby Blankenship, Dothan; Danny Murray (Lee Ann), Dothan; two sisters, Ann Deloney (Derrell), Harvest, AL; Linda Sanders (Mike), Abbeville; two brothers, Perry Blankenship , Dothan; Mike Blankenship (Alice), Bertha Community; four grandchildren, Ethan Blankenship , Hannah Murray, Sara Kate Murray and Daniel Murray, Jr.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.holmanmortuaries.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1250583&fh_id=11688

William ONeal Sauls, a resident of Abbeville, died Thursday morning, September 1, 2011, at his home. He was 58.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 5, 2011 in the Shorterville Cemetery with Reverend George Bryan officiating.

Mr. Sauls was a native and lifelong resident of Abbeville son of the late, William Thomas Sauls and Emma Ruth Blankenship Sauls. He was retired due to disability from WestPoint Stevens as a forklift operator. Mr. Sauls was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Edith Smith and husband, Espy, Shorterville; two brothers, Wayne Sauls and wife, Donna, Abbeville; Billy Earl Sauls and wife, Michelle, Garrett, KY; nieces, Amanda Smith, Elizabeth Shepard and husband, Brandon; Katie Smith, Chasity Capps and husband, Alan; Kelly and Phillip Sumner; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

2012, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.holmanmortuaries.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1537752&fh_id=11688

Blondell Edmondson Shelley, a resident of Abbeville, died early Thursday morning, July 19, 2012, in a Dothan hospital [Houston Co., AL], surrounded by her family and friends. She was 71.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 21, 2012 in the Holman Abbeville Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Robert Parnell officiating. Graveside services will follow in the New Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Tumbleton community, with Reverend George Bryan officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Blankenship, Bill Edmondson, Bruce Kilgore, Bruce Taylor, Matt Hatcher and Cary Price.

Blondell Shelley was born April 7, 1941 in Henry County, daughter of the late Malcolm K. Edmondson and Louise Barnes Edmondson. She lived in the Tolbert community of Henry County most of her adult lifetime before moving to Abbeville in 2006. Blondell was a member of the Tolbert Baptist Church. She was retired from WestPoint Stevens in Abbeville after forty-two years employment. After her retirement, she was employed by Dogwood Manor Assisted Living.

Blondell was preceded in death by her husband, James Hubert Shelley, a son, James Keith Shelley, two daughters, Sylvia Jean Shelley and Elizabeth Ann Shelley and a brother, Tony Edmondson.

Surviving relatives include a daughter Michelle Shelley Price and husband, Jon, Abbeville; three grandchildren, Caleb Price, Katie Price and Karlee Price; three sisters, Connie Hale and husband, Harold, Niles, Ohio; Martha Sue Redding and husband, Allen, Hayesville, North Carolina; Judy Blankenship, Dothan; two brothers, Billy Edmondson and wife, Katie, Georgetown, Georgia and Ira Edmondson and wife, Carol, Ariton, Alabama.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Dothan Eagle on October 16, 2012

Annis Scoggins Brooks, a resident of Abbeville, died early Monday morning, October 15, 2012, at her home. She was 79.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in the Abbeville United Methodist Church with Reverend Robert C. Yawn and Reverend Ray S. Reiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbeville Memorial Cemetery-East. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tom Farmer, Allen Tillis, Eddie Scoggins, John Scoggins, Jeremy Scoggins and Carl Scoggins. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the great-grandsons.

Mrs. Brooks was born in Myrtlewood, [Marengo Co.], Alabama and moved to Abbeville with her family as a child. She lived in various locations in the United States and overseas while her husband served in the U.S. Army. Mrs. Brooks returned to Abbeville in 1971. She retired from WestPoint Stevens after twenty-seven years employment. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Abbeville United Methodist Church and attended Union Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Scoggins and Ima Lammers Scoggins, a son, Danny Brooks, a brother, Bryant Edward Scoggins, a granddaughter, Kiley Roberts and a great-great granddaughter, Kamberlyn Day.

Surviving relatives include her husband, William Daniel Brooks, Abbeville; three daughters, Kathy Roberts and husband, Joel, Abbeville; Billie B. Sanders and husband, John Rex, Seneca, S.C., Lisa B. Starling and husband, Bruce, Abbeville; a son, Marvin E. Brooks, Abbeville; two sisters, Betty Farmer and husband, Norman, Patsy Smith and husband, Richard, all of Abbeville; two brothers, Carl Scoggins; Abbeville, Johnny Scoggins (Janice), Haleburg; sisters-in-law, Anita Scoggins, Eufaula; and Mattie Lee Klink, Abbeville; eight grandchildren, Stacy Blankenship (Bill), Ashley Sanders (Crystal), Andrew Roberts (Heather), Blake Brannon (Heather), Joshua Brooks (Melanie), Jessica Brooks, Benjamin Day and Bryant Day, nine great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - July 29, 2013

Mary Blalock Lee, a resident of Abbeville, died early Saturday evening, July 27, 2013, at her home. She was 63.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in the Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Chris Dobbs and Reverend Mike Griggs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Lee, daughter of the late Charlie Littleton Blalock and Iona Jewell Blankenship Blalock, was a life-long resident of Abbeville and member of the Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She was formerly employed by WestPoint Stevens in Abbeville.

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her brother, Clarence Robert Blalock.

Surviving relatives include her husband, William Wesley (Bill) Lee, Abbeville; a daughter, Stacey Riley (Tony), Donalsonville, GA; two sons, Michael Lee (Delorie), Togiak, Alaska, and Jo Jo Lee, Abbeville; two sisters, Judy Beasley (Daniel), and Martha Hendricks, all of Abbeville; a brother, Joe Blalock (Beverly), Abbeville; six grandchildren, Hillary Riley Kirksey (Ryan), Halie Riley, Bradley Riley, Tristen Lee, Charlie Lee, and Jonathan Lee.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL, Funeral

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - May 12, 2014

Jack M. Blankenship, a resident of Abbeville, died early Sunday afternoon, May 11, 2014, in the Ft. Gaines Health & Rehabilitation, [Clay Co., GA]. He was 77.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Holman-Abbeville Mortuary Chapel with Brother Ronnie Benefield and Reverend George Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Edwin Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Brown's Crossroads, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Dothan Eagle on August 20, 2012

James Glynn Ethridge, a resident of the Brown's Crossroads community of Henry County, died Saturday night, August 18, 2012, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 59.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, August 21, 2012, in the Balkum Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Chestnut and Reverend Scott Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Free Will Baptist Cemetery. Serving as active pall-bearers will be Glen Morgan, Jeff Bostick, Jamie Shelley, Tony Strickland, T. J. Allen, Doug Shumate and Tom Ethridge.

Glynn Ethridge was a lifelong resident of the Brown's Crossroad community of Henry County, son of the late James Holt Ethridge and Dorothy Mims Ethridge. He attended Abbeville High School and was a member of the first graduating class of Abbeville Christian Academy in 1971. Glynn was also a 1976 graduate of Auburn University where he received a B. S. Degree in Agronomy. He was engaged in farming all his life. Glynn was an active member of the Balkum Baptist Church where served as a Deacon. A member of the Haleburg Volunteer Fire Department, he formerly served as President of the Henry County Farm Bureau Federation. In 2007, his family was selected as Henry County Farm Family of the Year by the Henry County Farm-City Committee.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Marcia Gulledge Ethridge, Brown's Crossroad community; two daughters, Brooke Ethridge (Dale Hrebik), New Orleans, LA; and Lauren Ethridge Harpe (Drew), Brown's Crossroads community; a granddaughter, Camille Harpe; a sister, Gayle Ethridge Blankenship, Havana, FL; several nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Jean Gull-edge, Headland; sisters-in-law, Shelia Welch, Debbie Ethridge (Keith), all of Headland; brother-in-law, Anthony Gulledge (Amy), Prattville, AL; several aunts and uncles.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Haleburg, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - August 3, 2013

Edith Sauls Smith, a resident of Henry County, near Haleburg, died Friday morning, August 2, 2013, at her home. She was 55.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, August 4, 2013, in the Haleburg Baptist Church with Reverend Ray Cobb and Reverend Matthew Quincey officiating. Burial will follow in the Haleburg Cemetery.

Edith Smith was born and reared in Henry County, daughter of the late William Thomas Sauls and Emma Ruth Blankenship Sauls. She was a graduate of Abbeville High School and attended Wallace Community College. Edith was formerly employed by the Southeast Alabama Medical Center as a Transcriptionist. She was a resident of Haleburg since 1980 and was a member of the Haleburg Baptist Church.

Edith was preceded in death by a brother, William O'Neal Sauls.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Espy W. Smith, Haleburg; three daughters, Amanda Lynn Smith (Willie Thornton), Midland City; Elizabeth Shepard (Brandon), and Katie Smith, all of Haleburg; two brothers, Wayne Sauls (Donna), Abbeville;Billy Sauls (Michelle), Garrett, KY; seven grandchildren, Makayla Smith, Cameron Smith, Khloe Smith, Kylee Thornton, Eli Shepard, Emma Shepard, and Mady Grace Shepard; several aunts and uncles.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Newville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

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James W. (Bill) Blankenship, a resident of County Road 69, Newville, (Bertha Community) died Saturday afternoon, October 23, 2010 at his home. He was 84. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2010, in the New Hope Baptist Church in the Bertha Community with the Reverend Shane Traylor and the Rev. W.M. Todd officiating. Graveside services, with military honors, followed in the church cemetery. Holman-Headland Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Blankenship was a native of Henry County, son of the late James Grady Blankenship and Minnie Belle Barefield Blankenship. He lived most of his lifetime in the Bertha Community of Dale County. Mr. Blankenship served his country in the United States Army during World War II and later retired from the Alabama Army National Guard in Abbeville after twenty-six years service. He retired from the Dale County Commission as a mechanic in automotive and heavy equipment repair. In earlier years, Mr. Blankenship was employed with the Murphy-McGee Oil Company in Abbeville as a truck driver and also self-employed as a mechanic. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist  Church.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by two sisters, Melba Brannon and Gail Herring and also four brothers, Dan Blankenship, Marvette Blankenship, Jack Blankenship and Gerald Blankenship.

Surviving relatives include his wife of sixty-two years, Bonnie Ward Blankenship, Bertha Community; two daughters, Cathy Eidson and husband, Mike, Birmingham, Ala.; Pam Seltzer and husband, Rick, Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, Jack Blankenship and wife, Trish, Bertha Community; Mark Blankenship and wife, Lori, Ozark, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Amy Marler and husband, Ray; Carrie Yoell and husband, Alan; James Michael Eidson and wife, Melanie; Brandon Eidson and wife, Claire; Brittany Blankenship Johnson and husband, Troy; Jordan Blankenship Davis and husband, Nick; Kristen Osterman, Brent Seltzer and Ashley Seltzer; six great-grandchildren, Logan Marler,  Ellis Johnson, Mattie Eidson, Jack Yoell, Chase Yoell and Chloe Yoell; three sisters, Bernell Nolin, Headland; Shirley Davis, Wichita, Kansas; and Myrtle Brannon, Newville, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Hazel Jackson and husband, Reverend Ron Jackson, Brundidge, Ala.; two brothers-in-law, Ralph Herring, Gainesville, Ga.; Roscoe Brannon, Montgomery, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

Serving as active pallbearers were James Michael Eidson, Ray Marler, Alan Yoell, Brent Seltzer, Nick Davis, Troy Johnson, Cullen Blankenship and Charles Baxley.

+2010, Newville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

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Published in Dothan Eagle from October 24 to October 25, 2010

James W. Blankenship, a resident of County Road 69, Newville, (Bertha Community) died Saturday afternoon, October 23, 2010 at his home. He was 84. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 25, 2010, in the New Hope Baptist Church in the Bertha Community with Reverend Shane Tray-lor and Rev. W.M. Todd officiating. Graveside services, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship was a native of Henry County, son of the late James Grady Blankenship and Minnie Belle Barefield Blankenship. He lived most of his lifetime in the Bertha Community of Dale County. Mr. Blankenship served his country in the United States Army during World War II and later retired from the Alabama Army National Guard in Abbe-ville after twenty-six years service. He retired from the Dale County Commission as a mechanic in automotive and heavy equipment repair. In earlier years, Mr. Blankenship was employed with the Murphy-McGee Oil Company in Abbeville as a truck driver and also self-employed as a mechanic. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by two sisters, Melba Brannon and Gail Herring and also four brothers, Dan Blankenship, Marvette Blankenship, Jack Blankenship and Gerald Blankenship.

Surviving relatives include his wife of sixty-two years, Bonnie Ward Blankenship, Bertha Community; two daughters, Cathy Eidson and husband, Mike, Birmingham, AL; Pam Seltzer and husband, Rick, Knoxville, TN; two sons, Jack Blankenship and wife, Trish, Bertha Community; Mark Blankenship and wife, Lori, Ozark, AL; nine grandchildren, Amy Marler and husband, Ray; Carrie Yoell and husband, Alan; James Michael Eidson and wife, Melanie; Brandon Eidson and wife, Claire; Brittany Blankenship Johnson and husband, Troy; Jordan Blankenship Davis and husband, Nick; Kristen Osterman, Brent Seltzer and Ashley Seltzer; six great-grandchildren, Logan Marler, Ellis Johnson, Mattie Eidson, Jack Yoell, Chase Yoell and Chloe Yoell; three sisters, Bernell Nolin, Headland; Shirley Davis, Wichita, KS; and Myrtle Brannon, Newville, AL; a sister-in-law, Hazel Jackson and husband, Reverend Ron Jackson, Brundidge, AL; two brothers-in-law, Ralph Herring, Gainesville, GA; Roscoe Brann-on, Montgomery, AL; several nieces and nephews.

Serving as active pall-bearers will be James Michael Eidson, Ray Marler, Alan Yoell, Brent Seltzer, Nick Davis, Troy Johnson, Cullen Blankenship and Charles Baxley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Newville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - April 29, 2012

Myrtle Blankenship Brannon, a resident of County Road 7, Newville, AL, died early Saturday morning, April 28, 2012, at her home. She was 95. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 30, 2012, in the Old Center United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Newville, with Reverend Kenneth Preston officiating.

Mrs. Brannon was born and reared in the Bertha community of Dale County, daughter of the late James Grady Blankenship and Minnie Belle Barefield Blankenship. She lived in the Old Center community of Henry County most of her adult lifetime. Mrs. Brannon and her late husband, James Oliver Brannon, formerly owned and operated J. O. Brannon Grocery, near Newville.

She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard Davenport, two sisters, Melba Brannon and Gail Herring, five brothers, Dan Blankenship, Marvette Blankenship, Jack Blankenship, Gerald Blankenship and Bill Blankenship.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Suzanne Brannon Davenport, Newville; a granddaughter, Dana L. Davenport Douglas, GA; two sisters, Bernell Nowlin, Headland; and Shirley Davis, Wichita, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Martha Ratliff and Bonnie Blankenship; brothers-in-law, Roscoe Brannon and Ralph Herring; numerous nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Newville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - April 20, 2013

James Taylor Blankenship, a resident of Newville, died late Thursday night, April 18, 2013, in a Dothan hospital [Houston Co., AL]. He was 86.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 22, 2013, in the Holman-Abbeville Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Jerry Glover and Reverend Gerald Maddox officiating. Graveside services, with full military honors, will follow at 2:00 P.M. (E.D.T.) Monday, in the Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Alabama.

Mr. Blankenship was born and reared in Henry County, near the Bertha Community, son of the late Harmon Blankenship and Ruby Sara Murphy Blankenship. He lived in Clayton, Alabama from 1954 until 1999 when he returned to Henry County. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the Old Center United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Clayton Lions Club and had been active in the Barbour County Cattlemen's Association and the Forest Land Owners Association. Mr. Blankenship was formerly employed by the Soil Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture, as a Soil Conservation Technician. He was retired from the Barbour County Board of Education as Maintenance and Transportation Supervisor. Mr. Blankenship was also retired as a Chief Warrant Officer from the Alabama Army National Guard, in Eufaula, where he served as the Unit Administrator for the HHD 1103rd Transportation Battalion.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Annie Mae Elmore Blankenship, Newville; a daughter, Patricia B. Justice (Ray), Eufaula; a son, Tommy Blankenship, (Vicki), Fairhope, AL; a sister, Pauline B. Braun, Columbus, GA; two grandchildren, Tara Justice and Carly Blankenship; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Shorterville, Henry Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - March 8, 2012

Elba Ray Morrison, a resident of Shorterville, died late Tuesday afternoon, March 6, 2012, at his home. He was 87.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the Shorterville Baptist Church with Reverend Ray S. Reiley and Reverend Mike Lee officiating. Graveside services, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Morrison was a lifelong resident of Shorterville, son of the late Harvey Clement Morrison and Mary Fortson Morrison. He served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II and later retired from the Army National Guard in the Abbeville unit with rank of Staff Sergeant. Mr. Morrison was a member of the Shorterville Baptist Church. He was also retired as a truck driver from the Henry Farm Center in Abbeville.

Mr. Morrison was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Norton Morrison, grandsons, Clarence Blankenship and Blake Spivey and two sisters, Nettie Hutto and Bertha Wood.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Sue Blankenship and husband, Ronald, Shorterville; Karen Tiraboschi and husband, Terry, Eastman, GA; two sons, Wayne Morrison and wife, Barbara, and Charlie Price and wife, Russelle, all of Abbeville; a brother, Wilburn Morrison, Dazell, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Tim Blankenship (Teisha), Jay Morrison (Frannie), Shawn Jackson (Megan), Starla Tiraboschi, Stormy Tiraboschi, Casie Morrison and Shelby Spivey; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Oates, Brad Blankenship , Taylor Morrison, Jayce Morrison, Logan Jackson and Dillon Jackson.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Tim Blankenship, Jay Morrison, Brandon Oates, Shawn Jackson, Edward Lipscomb and Charles Emmett Berry.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Henry Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Lucy A. 77, 05Feb1934 - 26Mar2011, Abbeville, Henry, AL, AL-424-40-6006

Blankenship, Gerald 77, 08Jun1932 - 01Mar2010, Newville, Henry, AL, AL-424-40-9568

Blankenship, James W. 84, 21Jun1926 - 23Oct2010, Newville, Henry, AL, AL-420-36-8239

 

Houston

 

2011, Ashford, Houston Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - October 11, 2011

Linda Sue York Elliott, a resident of Ashford, died Sunday night, October 9, 2011, in a Dothan hospital. She was 64. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 12, 2011, in Harper's Joy Assembly of God with Reverend Eddie Littlefield, Reverend Thomas Harrison and Reverend Randy Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, near Headland.

Ms. Elliott was born and reared near Columbia, daughter of the late Miles Bartow York and Vassie Ola Kelly York. She lived in Belle Glade, Florida before moving to Ashford where she lived most of her adult lifetime. Ms. Elliott was a graduate of Belle Glade High School. She was a caregiver for her parents for eight years and later employed as a caregiver for the elderly. In earlier years, Ms. Elliott was employed as a dispatcher in Ashford and Belle Glade.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bernice Farmer, Thelma Poole, Jean Penuel and Mary Dell Love.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Walt Matthew Elliott and wife, Hope, Dothan; Bart Anthony Elliott and wife, Darene', Dothan; four grandchildren, Stephen Elliott, Dylan Blankenship , Kalyn Leno and Laken Elliott; two sisters, Janice Dean, Ashford; and Barbara Ann Milligan, Belle Glade, FL; a brother, Theo York, Headland; several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Dothan, Houston Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - August 16, 2011

Samuel Thomas (Sam) Jones, a resident of Dothan, died Sunday night, August 14, 2011, in the emergency room of a Dothan hospital. He was 57.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 17, 2011, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Norman C. Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, between Headland and Dothan.

Mr. Jones was a native of Headland and lived in the Headland and Dothan area all of his lifetime. He was a 1972 graduate of Headland High School and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics from Auburn University. Mr. Jones was currently employed at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Headland and was an avid supporter of the Auburn Football Team.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Dewey Jones and Dorothy Nell Granberry Jones.

Surviving relatives include four sisters, Cheryl Jones Tew and husband, Terry, Dothan, AL; Shelia Jones Andrews and husband, Greg; Ozark, AL; Lisa Jones Graham and husband, Jim; Madison, AL; Jennifer Jones Wilcox and husband, Mike, Bonifay, FL; a brother, Dewey Jones and wife, Linda, Headland, AL; Seven nieces and nephews, Amy Tew Jones and husband, Jonathan; Craig Tew; Kerri Jones Blankenship and husband, Steven; Brandon Jones; Seth Graham; Katie Wilcox and Kellie Wilcox; four great-nieces and great-nephews, John David Jones, Jack Jones, Emma Jones and Ellie Jones; aunts and uncles, Jeanette Deese, Ashford, AL; George Granberry, Headland, AL; and Herman Granberry and wife, Mary Ann, Ozark, AL; Byron Heath, Enterprise, AL; Ovie Jones and wife, Luvonne, Headland, AL; Rose Kerby and husband, Charles, Newton, AL; Martha Jones, Dothan, AL; and also several cousins and special friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Dothan, Houston Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - September 19, 2011

Lillian Lucille Presley Brackin Thornton passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery in Enterprise.

Mrs. Thornton was preceded in death by two husbands, Lancer Ardell Brackin and John William Thornton; her mother and father, Lizzie Beth Boggs Presley and Charlie Hanson Presley; and two brothers, James Melvin Presley and Malcom Lee Presley.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn E. Blankenship (Jim); two granddaughters, Angelia Dee Pitman (Curt Ladiner) and Tracie Renee Pitman Cardwell (Baylor Clay); two great-grandchildren, Tamren Dallas Cardwell and Kira Lyn Cardwell. She is also survived by one sister, Pearlie Mae Hughes; two beloved sisters-in-law, Marie Presley and Patricia Presley as well as many nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Dothan, Houston Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Dothan Eagle on December 7, 2012

Perry Blankenship, a former resident of Dothan, died Wednesday night, December 5, 2012, in the Henry County Health and Rehabilitation Facility [Abbeville, Henry Co., AL]. He was 69.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 7, 2012, in the Holman Headland Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Hosea Parker and Reverend Tom Chestnut officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tyler Carroll, Brice Carroll, Michael Hardwick, Brian Carroll, Eric Blankenship and David Sanders.

Perry Blankenship, son of the late Perry Webster Blankenship and Flossie Cook Blankenship, was born and reared in Henry County, near the Bertha Community. He lived in Dothan most of his lifetime.

Perry was a graduate of Abbeville High School and received a B.S. Degree in Education from Troy University. In earlier years, he was a school teacher at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery and Ponce de Leon High School in Florida. Perry was retired, due to disability, from Georgia Pacific in Cedar Springs, Georgia. He was also retired from the Air National Guard in Dothan, and in earlier years, served in the Army National Guard in Abbeville. Perry was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church and the Elks Lodge in Dothan. An avid runner, he formerly volunteered as a football coach at the Boys Club of Dothan.

Perry was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Blankenship.

Surviving relatives include the mother of his children, Judy Edmondson Blankenship, Taylor, AL; a daughter, Kathy Blankenship Carroll, Pansey, AL; a son, Scott Perry Blankenship and wife, Carrie Ann Blankenship, Headland; two sisters, Ann Deloney and husband, Derrell, Harvest, AL; and Linda Sanders and husband, Mike, Abbeville; his brother, Mike Blankenship and wife, Alice, Bertha Community; five grandchildren, Tyler Carroll, Brice Carroll, Michael Hardwick, Mary Hannah Hardwick, and Lauren Marie Smith.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Dothan, Houston Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - May 23, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Morgan Young, age 99, of Dothan, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Graceville, [Jackson Co.], Florida.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A. M. Friday, May 24, 2013, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with her niece, Mrs. Dottie Jeffries, officiating. Interment will follow in Morningview Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.

Mrs. Young was born December 22, 1913 in Ozark to the late Henry Oscar Morgan and Ollie Worrell Morgan. She graduated from Ozark High School in 1931 and from Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia. She married her late husband Charles Young and they moved to Birmingham in 1941. Mrs. Young worked with the United States Treasury Department in the Bond Department prior to and during World War II. In 1959 she began working with the United States Secret Service. She moved to Dothan in 1991 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dothan.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Mae Witt and Burette Mixon;one brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Elise Morgan;one great nephew, Charles Morgan;one nephew by marriage, Bill Marley.

Survivors include four nieces, Dottie (Don) Jeffries of Versailles, KY, Nancy (Byrne) Stewart of Houston, TX, Rosemary (A. J.) Blankenship of Mt. Gilead, NC, and Vicki Morgan Marley of Pottstown, PA; one nephew, David and Ginny Morgan of Niceville, FL; one Godchild, Susan Hickman of Birmingham. Many great nieces and nephews also survive.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Webb, Houston Co., AL, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) - August 13, 2012

James J. Kirkland, a resident of Webb, died Saturday night, August 11, 2012, at his home. He was 80.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, August 13, 2012, in the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with Reverend Garner Wood and Reverend Ray Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Christopher Cobb, Nathan Cobb, Blake Cochran, Adam Cochran, Jason Kirkland and Jackie Smith.

Mr. Kirkland was born and reared in Webb, son of the late James Dewey Kirkland and Myrtice Gilmore Kirkland. He lived in Abbeville before returning to Webb in 1972. Mr. Kirkland served as a Deacon in the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church where he was a long time member. He was formerly employed by Sony Corporation and in earlier years, was engaged in farming. Mr. Kirkland owned and operated Kirkland's Wiggler Farm.

Mr. Kirkland was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Kirkland, and two sisters, Murelle Short and Eloise Franklin.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Margaret Wilson Kirkland, Webb; a son, Charles Rex Kirkland, Webb; a sister, Billie Jewell Blankenship, Clio; two grandchildren, Candace Kirkland and Terrin Kirkland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jackson

 

+2014, Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Sentinel, (Scottsboro, AL) - January 11, 2014

Monnie Elizabeth Clemons, age 90, of Scottsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Cloverdale Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Rudder Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Neal Smith and Bro. Roger Mardis will be officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Clemons is survived by her daughter, Judy McLemore of Scottsboro; sons, Roy Clemons of Mt. Sterling, IL, Ricky Clemons, of Spruce Pine, NC; sister, Lois Martin of South Pittsburg, Tenn.; Grandsons, Shane McLemore, John Blankenship , Andy Wooden, Justin Snyder, Paul Zimmerman, Richard March and Ricky Clemons; Granddaughters, Stephanie Knopps, Kristy Click, Cheryl Woodall, Christina Snyder, Tammy Clemons, Regina Clemons and Tessie Clemons; 24 Great-Grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Mrs. Clemons was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Linnie Blankenship; daughter, Barbara Jane Wooden; brothers, George Blankenship and Bill Blankenship ; sisters, Bessie Hargis and Emma Smith.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jefferson

 

2013, Adger, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2013

Geneva Othelia Tankersly of Adger, Al. went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, November 21, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Hall (John); 2 granddaughters, Jen Hale (Tommy) and Susan Gaither (Kenneth); 2 great granddaughters, Kayla Pierce and Kelsi Eaton; 2 great grandsons, HarLee and KaeSon Gaither; 1 great great granddaughter, Hanlee Blankenship.

Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 2013 at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home from 9:30 until 11:00 AM. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 PM at Big Creek Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Bessemer, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from April 15 to April 16, 2012

Benjamin Berl "BB" "PAPA" Blankenship, age 88, of Bessemer, AL, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012. He was a member of Arnolds Chapel United Methodist Church, retired from U.S. Steel, and served with the U.S. Army during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Blankenship; parents, Pinky and Grover Blankenship; brothers, J. C. and Johnny Blankenship; special mother in law, Granny Baugh, and his step sons, Butch and Robert Fowler.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Blankenship; his daughter, Terri (Bobby) Mason; grandsons, Bo and O.J. (Stacy); his son, Ricky (Tonya) Klinner; granddaughters, Brandi, Holli (Matt); step daughters, Debbie (Alan) Thompson, Sylinda (Gene) Hawkins, Rhonda (Terry) Guy, Cathy (Bill) Clayton, Regina (Danny) Sims, Wanda Fowler, Barbara Goodwin and Eleanor Startley; step sons, Mark (Amy) Fowler, Keith (Sonya) Fowler, and Darryl (Lisa) Fowler; eighteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; brothers, Gilbert and Roy Blankenship and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Arnolds Chapel United Methodist Church Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. with visitation from 5:00 p.m. until service time. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Arnolds Chapel Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Birmingham News (AL) - December 27, 2010

Blankenship, Helen Dodds, age 81, was born July 27, 1929 and passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years Fred Richard Blankenship , Jr., her parents James Edgar Dodds, Sr. and Annie May Dodds, and her brother James Edgar Dodds, Jr.

Helen leaves to cherish her memories, one son, F. Richard Blankenship , III (Linda), two daughters, Sharon Blankenship Jones (Henry) and Carol Blankenship Phillips (Dewayne), one sister, Elizabeth Anne Dodds Friddle, eight grandchildren, Laura Turner (Ben), Jennifer Blankenship , Kathryn Blankenship , Rachael Blankenship , Jessica Jones, Robert Jones, Jeremy Phillips and Jason Phillips and three great grandchildren, Essie Turner, Benjamin Turner and Sarah Turner.

Helen was born in Memphis, Tennessee but spent most of her life in Birmingham, AL and lived briefly in Yazoo City, MS. She attended Ramsey High School and in 1950 married Fred Blankenship , Jr. Helen was a long time member of Bluff Park Methodist Church and a supporter of The American Kidney Foundation and The American Cancer Society. She was beloved and a devoted wife to her husband, mother and homemaker for her three children, their families.

Services will be held Monday December 27, 2010 at Ridout's Elmwood Chapel at 1:00pm, with burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News on January 14, 2011

Padgett, Grace Jane Blankenship of Birmingham, AL, age 73 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. She was born is Tuscaloosa, AL.; but lived most of her life in Birmingham, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sadie and J. Rush Blankenship; and sister, Dorothy Blankenship.

Jane is survived by her husband, Robert Padgett; three children, Robert (Nick) Padgett, Jr., Jeff Padgett, and Steve Padgett; and two siblings, William R. Blankenship (Mary Ann) and Ethel Campbell (Ernest). She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church and graduate of West End High School and the University of Alabama.

Services will be Friday, January 14th at 3:00 pm at Elmwood Chapel with Rev. L. Earl Tew officiating and visitation beginning at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News on February 1, 2011

Blankenship, Jack Dempsey 82, died Saturday, January 29 2011 after a brief illness.

He is survived by; his two daughters, Deborah B. Gosdin and Jacqueline S. Blankenship; his granddaughter Jennifer G. Crawford (Tray) and his great granddaughter Madison J. Crawford.

He was born in Birmingham, AL, graduated from Auburn University and worked for Birmingham Stove and Range Co. for 31 years before retiring.

Services will begin with visitation at 1:00 PM at Elmwood Chapel with graveside services following.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from February 18 to February 19, 2011

Elizabeth Schilleci Blankenship of Birmingham, formerly of Bessemer and Auburn, died on Wednesday, February 16. She was 91 years old.

Mrs. Blankenship was born in Bessemer, AL, graduated from Bessemer High School and attended Montevallo College. She was a longtime member of St. Aloysius Church and a devoted member of the choir. Mrs. Blankenship moved to Auburn in 1974, where she served as a housemother for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity for many years and later worked at Anders Bookstore. While in Auburn, she was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She loved Auburn University and cherished her time there. Her three greatest passions in life were her family, her church and Auburn University.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband, Donald K. Blankenship.

She is survived by her daughter Donna Holland (John); daughter Kathryn Munro (Tom); and son Kenneth Blankenship (Donna); granddaughters Lisa Blumenfeld and Mandy Miller and grandsons Christopher Langlois, Donny Blankenship and Devin Blankenship; great granddaughters Emily, Meredith and Lindsay Blumenfeld and great grandson Joshua Miller.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 751 Academy Dr, Bessemer. Burial will follow at Cedar Hills Cemetery in Bessemer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Birmingham News (AL) - May 6, 2011

Sarah Young Burns, 89 of Birmingham passed away on May 5, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Burns.

Survivors include her four children, Janice Sanders (Gerald), Peggy Lay (Rayford), Patricia Burns (Ralph Lindstrom) and Robert F. Burns; two sisters, Lucille Blankenship and Kathleen Browning; four grandchildren, Chad Sanders (Tammy), Cara Carrewyn (David), Ryan Sanders and Sean Lay; 5 great grandchildren, Peyton, Amelia, Emma and Chloe Sanders and Zoe Carrewyn.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 12:00 PM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home with Graveside services at 1:00 PM in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East with Lynn Dimon officiating. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from March 17 to March 18, 2012

William Lawrence "Larry" Blankenship, Jr., Passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. He was born on October 2, 1946 in Birmingham, AL.

Larry grew up in Tarrant, AL and graduated from Tarrant High School. He worked as an insulation estimator in Birmingham and continued his career when he moved with his family to Louisiana in 1980. Larry retired in 2012 and enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Brenda Southerland Blankenship; his three daughters, Lisa Graham (Terry) of Culpeper, VA, Stacey Blankenship of Lake Charles, LA and Wendy Clayton and fiance A. J. Decker of Lake Charles, LA; his six grandchildren, Brandon Graham, Hannah Nocilla, Nickolas Nocilla, Alyssa Graham, Ryan Graham and Marlie Clayton; and sister, Gail Kelley (Jay) of Pinson, AL.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Lawrence Blankenship, Sr.; mother, Era Higginbotham Blankenship; and grandson, William Jarrett Graham.

Visitation will be from 10:00 - 12:00 on Monday, March 19 at Ridout's Trussville Chapel with graveside services and burial following at 12:30 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. >

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Ruby-Blankenship&lc=4396&pid=156893536&mid=5060182&locale=en_US

Ruby R. Frederick Blankenship, age 90 of Birmingham passed away Friday, April 6, 2012. She was born July 1, 1921 to Joseph Cleveland Ray and Stella Wilson Ray in Birmingham, Al. She retired in 1992 from Baptist Montclair Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse. Ruby was a charter member of the Brookview Wesleyan Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Blankenship; a grandson, Matthew Frederick; a sister, Stella Whitley; and her brother, J. C. Ray.

She is survived by her loving family, a son, Robert Frederick of Atlanta, Ga.; step son, Ronn Blankenship; her daughters, Sandy Cook and Fran Sulkosky of Birmingham; 3 granddaughters, and 2 great granddaughters.

Visitation will be Monday at Ridout's Trussville Chapel from 11 until 12:30 PM with graveside services at 1:00 PM in Forest Crest Cemetery. Rev. Scott Williams will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News on December 4, 2012

Marilyn Patricia Fields, Born April 4, 1939, went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2012. She was a member of Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Terry Fields; 2 sons: Terell Fields, Sr. (Vickie) and Jason Fields (Bobbie); daughter, Diane Blankenship; 4 grandchildren: Terell Fields, Jr., Cherish Rowe (Jimmy), Cody Fields, and Nick Fields (Kayla); great grandchild, Brooklynn Fields; brother, James Burr (Gail), and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 11:00 to 12:30 PM, with graveside services to follow at Oakwood Memorial Gardens, beginning at 1:00 PM.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from December 29 to December 30, 2012

Carolyn M. Blankenship, age 79 [1933], of Birmingham, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Jack Blankenship; mother, Inez Pearman Hopkins; and twin brother, Caroll Hopkins.

She is survived by her son, David A. Blankenship; daughter, Debbie Bell; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of Brewster Road Alliance Church for 40 years. She was a loving mother and her family will cherish her memory always.

Her family will receive friends on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 12:30-2:30 at Ridout's Trussville Chapel with a graveside service to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery beginning at 3 PM with Dr. David Brown officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from May 21 to May 22, 2013

Bruce LaDon Amerson, age 45, of Birmingham, passed away May 20, 2013. Bruce was born September 1, 1967 in Andalusia AL. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Karen Amerson and father Grady Amerson.

Chapel services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 2pm with burial in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his children Allyson Vines, Kyle Amerson, mother Virginia Blankenship (Leo), granddaughter Emalee Keene, sister Dana Blankenship, brothers Brett Amerson, Daryl Blankenship, niece Brittney Hicks, nephews Colton Amerson and Garrett Amerson, great niece Lauren Hicks. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from October 5 to October 6, 2013

Addison Olie Logan, Major General (Ret.), May 28/28- Oct 5/13. Olie passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Olie was a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of Samford University. He was 85 years old.

He was preceded in death by his father, Horace A. Logan, and his mother, Mable Blankenship Logan.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Romese Blankenship Logan; his sister Joan Adams of Birmingham; his son Kevin Logan (Susan) of Destin, Florida; his daughter, Lisa Logan Johnston (Randy) of Birmingham. He has six wonderful grandchildren, Lindsay Johnston Brown (Jake), Logan Johnston, Jamie Johnston, Annie Logan, Sarah Jane Logan and Katie Logan.

His military career with the Air National Guard and United States Air Force began in 1948 and continued with 40 years of service until his retirement in 1988. Olie served in Korea, France and Germany. He was a command pilot and spent his military career in tactical air command of the USAF and retired as Commander of 117 Air National Guard. He was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal while serving in Europe. He was awarded the Legion of Merit while serving in the United States. Olie was honored with numerous awards and decoration from the USAF and State of Alabama throughout his forty years of service. He also completed the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and other USAF schools during his military career. His past civic affiliations include the National Guard Association of the United States, The National Guard Association of Alabama, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Quiet Birdman, Birmingham Rotary, and past President of the Air Force Association, Chapter 100.

Visitation is at 1pm on October 8 at Elmwood Chapel with a Service at 2pm.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2013

Betty Jackson Griffin; June 12, 1930-Oct. 8, 2013; age 83 passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. She was a long-time Episcopalian, recently joining St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Before her health began to deteriorate, she was an active member of the Episcopal Church Women. She was also an active member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Huffman; St. John's Episcopal Church, Ensley; and Trinity Episcopal Church, West End.

She was very creative and loved to sew, reupholster furniture, work in her yard, and do various other crafts. Most of all, she loved being with her family and friends. At the age of 50, she decided to pursue a nursing career. She worked as an LPN for HealthSouth Hospital for 18 years. She retired from HealthSouth in 1999 and enjoyed a few good years doing the things that she loved before she became ill. Even in the face of long-term illness, her "pioneer spirit" touched many lives as they watched her fearlessly overcome many obstacles with her health.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and her husband, Frank Howard Griffin.

She is survived by her son, Rod Griffin (Lisa) and her daughter Becky Blankenship (Mark); three granddaughters, Ginger McGiboney (Jeff), Natalie Gray (David), and Amy Cason (Wayne Wilhite, fiance); two great-granddaughters, Mia McGiboney and Ella Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Birmingham, on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 11:00 am. Reception to follow the service. A private interment will be at Pope's Chapel Cemetary, Ashville, AL

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2013

Timothy Norris O'Neal age 59, was born November 28, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia. He departed this life November 13, 2013.

Tim graduated from Forest Park High School in 1971. He received a degree in Pharmacy from Samford University. He practiced Retail Pharmacy for thirty-five plus years. He thoroughly enjoyed playing guitar and making pottery.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Lewis O'Neal.

Survivors include: two sons, Chad and Christian O'Neal; mother, Bettie O'Neal; sister, Nancy Blankenship of Jackson, GA; brother, Steve (Cindy) O'Neal; godson, Michael Ward.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Smith & Gaston Southside Chapel, 102 - 6th Avenue S.W., Birmingham, Alabama 35211.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Homewood, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from October 1 to October 2, 2013

Doris "Dot" Ann Glass Bell (Mar. 24, 1933 - Sept. 28, 2013) age 80 of Homewood, formerly of Hueytown, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Mrs. Bell was a member of North Highland Baptist Church. She was a hairdresser and the owner of Dot's Beauty Shop for 43 years. Dot married her high school sweetheart, Donald Curtis Bell in 1951 and they were together until his death in 2008. She was a graduate of McAdory High School where she was a cheerleader in 1950 and 1951. She was also a graduate of Bessemer State Technical College. Dot was an avid Alabama fan. She and Donald attended as many games as possible. They enjoyed traveling with the Tide. Going to the homecoming and bowl games was great fun for them. Dot's Beauty Shop was attached to her home and was always full of pretty hair, fun and laughter.

Dot was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Donald Curtis Bell; her parents, Homer and Bertie Alene Blankenship Glass; her sister, Kay Glass Hudson; her brothers, Kenneth Glass and Bobby Joe Glass; her brother-in-law, Jerry Hudson; her sister-in-laws, Margaret Thompson Glass and Mary Nell Glass.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Bell Crowe (Jerry), and Carrie Bell Blankenship (Tim); her son, Danny Jack Bell (Barbara); her grandchildren, Amberly Crowe Gentry (Clint); Kimberly Crowe Beiersdoerfer (Brock), Nathan Blankenship (Kelsi), Trey Blankenship, Annette and Lauren Bell; her great grandchildren, Luke Gentry and Hanlee Blankenship; her sister, Patsy Glass Burchfield; her brother-in-law, Johnny "Bro" Burchfield; sister-in-law, Maude Hill Bell; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Rev. Gwin Coffey and Rev. Randy Norris will be officiating. Mrs. Bell's grandchildren will be presenting the Eulogy. Pallbearers will be, Clint Gentry, Brock Beiersdoerfer, Nathan Blankenship, Trey Blankenship, Kenneth "Butch" Burchfield, Greg Glass and Michael Gaston. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 1950 and 1951 Cheerleading Squads and the 1950 and 1951 Class of McAdory High School.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Hoover, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

There is also a Hoover in Madison Co., AL, JIM

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - August 4, 2011

Funeral service for Frances Z. Carter, 94, will be Thursday, August 4 at 10 am at First Baptist Church of Sylacauga with Dr. Charles Carter and the Rev. Tim Childers officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Carter died August 2, 2011 at South Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Carter grew up in Parkdale, AL, in a family of five girls and one boy. She attended school in Coosa County and Talladega County, graduating from Mignon High School, now BB Comer. She continued her education by obtaining a diploma from Reynolds Business College.

She and her late husband, Mr. Cecil Carter, are the Parents of one son: William C. (Bill) Carter and wife Carolyn C. Daughter in Love) of Birmingham, who gave them 6 grandchildren; Jim Clark of Huntsville, Christa Burson of Alaska, Ansley Carter of Alaska, Karen Blankenship of Birmingham, Sharon Blair of Birmingham, Natalie Wren of Pensacola, FL, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Carter gave her heart to the Lord when she was 9 years old and joined Parkdale Methodist Church. She became a member of First Baptist Church in 1945 and was active in all areas of church life. She taught Sunday School for over 60 years. She was a bereavement ministry leader and was honored by the church as Senior Adult of the Year in 2006. Aside from being a homemaker, she worked as a quality control supervisor for 11 years at Sylacauga Garment factory. She is 94 years old and resides in Birmingham. Mrs. Carters prayer was that "she had preached her funeral service by the way she lived, loved and served her Lord."

Pallbearers will be Ed Dark, David McCarter, Pop Tankersley, Jim Green, Larry Sims, and Larry Sims Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Louie Cousins, Wesley Bowden, Billy Tapley, Jimmy Hayes, and Harry Vaugh.

In lieu of flowers Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 234, Sylacauga, AL 35150. Online condolences at www. curtisandsonfh. com Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Hoover, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Anne-Friddle&lc=4391&pid=164191220&uuid=b75b125a-3305-47c1-9f7f-5e4202d3b80f

Elizabeth Anne Dodds Friddle, age 88, of Hoover, died Friday, April 12, 2013. She was a member of Bluff Park United Methodist Church, the Opportunity Sunday School Class, Bluff Park United Methodist Women, and the Do-Nothing Club.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM from Elmwood Mausoleum Chapel with burial in Elmwood Mausoleum. Rev. Reid Crotty will officiate.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Josephus Clay Friddle, Jr.; her mother, Annie C. Dodds; her father, James E. Dodds, Sr.; her brother, James C. Friddle, Jr.; sister, Helen D. Blankenship.

She is survived by two sons, Joe C. Friddle, III (Debra) of Killeen, TX and Dr. David W. Friddle (Cory) of Brierfield, Al; 4 grandchildren; Lori L. Friddle and Kelli A. Friddle, both of Killeen, TX; Jonathan M. Friddle (Trish) and Sarah F. Thomasson (Drew), both of Hoover, AL; 4 great grandsons and 4 great granddaughters; sister-in-law, Frances Friddle Sorenson of Stillwater, OK; 4 nieces and 5 nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Hoover, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

There is also a Hoover in Madison Co., AL, JIM

Published in The Birmingham News from June 11 to June 12, 2013

Robert "Bob" Myrick Jr., of Hoover, AL passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the age of 74.

Preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Robert Myrick, sister, Carolyn Myrick Braden, niece, Paula Blankenship, first wife, Gretha Jones Myrick, and son, Tony Myrick.

Survived by his wife, Barbara Myrick, step-children, Tim (Pam) Pesnell and Bill Pesnell, nephew, Scott (Tammy) Watkins, niece, Lori Goehring, cousin, Ken (Jean) Watkins and extended family of grandchildren, great nieces and nephews.

Bob attended Shades Valley High School prior to joining the Navy, Air Force and Fire/Crash Rescue Section of the 117th Alabama Air National Guard where he was awarded Airman of the Year 1976 and Airman of the Quarter May, June, July, 1977. President of the Alabama Subcontractors Association 1988-89 where he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. President and CEO of Thompson Electric prior to retiring in 1998, Board member and volunteer at Shelby Ironworks Park. He was an avid motorcyclist and member of the "Sunshine Riders" and "Over-the-Hill Gang" motorcycle clubs. He built and donated motorcycles to the Barber Motorsports Museum.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 12-2 PM at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home with funeral services at 2 PM. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Hoover, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from August 5 to August 7, 2013

Dorothy Jean "Dot" Blankenship McDowell, a lifetime resident of the Birmingham area, died Friday, August 2, at her home in Hoover following a massive stroke. Born in 1933 in Siluria, AL, she graduated from Hueytown High School in 1953. Dot was a hospital phlebotomist and lab manager for many years and was retired at the time of her death. Dot was truly loved by everyone around her for her "bigger-than-life" personality and sharp wit.

She is predeceased by her parents, two sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; her son Michael and his partner David; her many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, as well as her beloved Yorkshire Terrier Brinkley.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 PM at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home in Hueytown. Dot made two funeral requests: that her remains are cremated, and that, in lieu of flowers, for friends and family to make donations to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society or any local animal rescue shelter.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Hueytown, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News on September 7, 2012

Our Father in Heaven has welcomed home a Hero from the generation of Heroes. On November 10, 1924, David Wesley Segars, Jr. was born at home east of Hartselle, Alabama in Morgan County. Dad passed to Glory in the comfort and peace of his home in Hueytown, Alabama on September 5, 2012.

Being one of seven children his childhood was filled with hard work and hard play. Laughter and tears were no stranger to David W. Segars. Surviving the Depression, he literally was denied a childhood of play. Instead, he began his diligent work ethic at 8 years of age. Walking dusty country roads selling eggs and Grit newspapers, "Junior" helped provide the needs of his family. He attended the Eva and Vinemont schools. Each year, his education was interrupted by the need to pick the cotton crops. He would laughingly tell the story, "When I got to the 8th grade, they looked and said 'David, you have only been in school long enough to have a 4th grade education. We cannot let you move up". This denial did not deter him from being educated. His love of reading compensated for the lack of formal education. D. W. Segars was the literal "self made man". D. W. Segars was a passionate patriotic man. He attempted to enlist in the Army, but was told to come back in a year when he was old enough. Again a denial, he would not allow to stop him. In 1943, David W. Segars began his "service" to the Army of the United States. He landed on Omaha Beach and saw combat in several other campaigns, including those in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and central Europe. Dave was a member of Company F 9th Infantry Division. Serving as a Squad Leader, he saw combat from day one. In his words, "We were under constant fire from enemy small arms, field artillery, mortars and bombs from aircraft". Military records reveal Mr. Segars was awarded an American Theater Campaign Medal, four Bronze Stars, a Distinguished Unit Badge, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal. After the War ended, he returned to the United States where he worked in a German prisoner of War camp in Hereford, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945 as an acting Master Sergeant. Mr. Segars returned home to Cullman, Alabama. Having "thumbed" from Cullman to Tuscaloosa to achieve a Drafting Degree, Mr. Segars became acquainted with Bessemer and Hueytown.

He married Agnes LeNeta Whatley and they moved to Bessemer. They had three children Pam, Becky and Damon. D. W. Segars applied his entrepreneurial spirit and determination to found several businesses. Segars Roofing and Sheet Metal Works, Segars Building Supply, Segars Garden Centers, SeBro Realty and Sundance Marina. The benefits of the long work hours and successful business were invested in Family, Friends and Community. As President of the North Highland Ball Park, D. W. Segars personally used his labor and materials to build the first ball park, stands, press box, concession stand and bathrooms. During his six years as President, the property for the Park was acquired, incorporated and the North Highland Park was built. A man who did not seek glory or recognition for his contributions to civic and charity organizations many were unseen and private. As his daughter was told by many, he would freely give us anything, but he always said, "I will donate this on one condition. Do not tell anyone it came from me". Learning of the loss of our Hero the following has been said: "A Hero from the Era of Heroes", "A Giant in our Community", "A true Southern Gentleman", "A wonderful man", "A man who loved his Country and served his Country proudly", "A handsome cool guy", "An influence in my Life", "He was a get it done the right way man", "A true Treasure", "Precious man of God", "A special man to so many".

Mr. Segars is preceded in death by his beloved parents Mother, Zula Grace Segars - Father David Wesley Segars - Brothers, Holland, Gerald, Bernard Carroll "B. C." and Paul Jackson "P. J." Segars and Sister, Beulah Holine Johnson.

David W. Segars is survived by his three children, Daughters, Pamela Grace Segars-Morris (Greg) and Rebekah Imelda "Becky" Segars-Blankenship and Son, Damon Gerald Segars; Sister, Lola Geraldine "Dene" Segars-Parsons; Mother of his children, Agnes LeNeta Whatley-Segars; Five Grandchildren - Michael Kelly (Courtney) Reaves, Kari Michelle Morgan (Brian) Brasfield, Jimmie Janay Segars, Damon Gerald "Butch" Segars, Jesslyn Cameron Blankenship; Six Great Grandchildren - Robert Clay Morgan, Michael Cade Morgan, William Trent Brasfield, Caleb Brian Brasfield, Gisele Grace Reaves and August Martin Blankenship; Host of Nieces, Nephews, Family, Friends and a Community who loved him.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home. Bro Doug O'Brien will deliver the memorial message. Burial Service will be at Valhalla Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Hueytown, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014

Jimmie Ruth Stokes, 78, of Hueytown, passed away April 4, 2014. She was member of Garywood Assembly of God. She was a cosmetologist and owned her own salon for 25 years, in Hueytown,

She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel G. Stokes; son Jerry Stokes; and her parents Roy and Elerea Blankenship.

She is survived by her daughters Patty Townsend (Howard), Sherry Dubberly; and Debra Brennan; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother Ronald Blankenship; sister Juanita Trotter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the 3:00 PM at the Peoples Chapel Funeral Home, with Rev. John A. Loper officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Kimberly, Jefferson Co., AL, Funeral

Birmingham News (AL) - December 17, 2010

Blankenship, Carol J. Age 66, of Kimberly, AL, passed away December 10, 2010. Funeral service will be held Sat., Dec. 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 699 Johnson Rd, Kimberly, AL. Burial will be in Warrior Cemetery. Pastor Gary Harville presiding. Viewing and visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Integrity Funeral Home directing, 205-491-1006.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Leeds, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News on May 19, 2011

Brymer, Maxine Blankenship, Age 80 of Leeds, AL passed away May 17, 2011.

Mrs. Brymer was preceded in death by her husband James "Sonny" Brymer and grandson, Matt Falkner.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Falkner Mercurio (Frank), son, James Stephen Brymer (Shelia), brothers, Gus Blankenship, Jack Blankenship (Eloise), grandchildren, Scott Brymer, Ashley Brymer Williams (Chad), great grandchildren, Taylor Ferrell and Mallory Williams.

Funeral Service will be Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kilgroe Funeral Home Leeds Chapel with burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Leeds, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Louise-Minor&lc=4397&pid=163646144&mid=5459993

Louise Bowman Minor, age 92 passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013. She was the oldest child born to Robert Lloyd and Flora Inzer Bowman on May 6, 1920. Louise worked in retail sales, including manager at Top Dollar Stores in Anniston and Bargain Town in Leeds and Birmingham after retirement and the death of her beloved husband she returned to work for Dollar General in Tarrant until the age of 86. She was a devoted Baptist.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband George H. Minor; sister: Virginia Coleman; and brothers: Rayford Bowman, Albert Bowman and Max Bowman.

She is survived by her daughters: Faye Helms and Linda Blankenship; her son in law: Gerald Blankenship; and sister: Evelyn Dumas. Also left to treasure the wonderful memories are her grandchildren: Pamela (Phillip) Dodd, Kenneth Nix, Belinda Hall, Anita (Jeff) Massey, Barry Collier, Daniel Blankenship and Ashley (Marshall) Kidd; her great grandchildren: Angela, Eric, Kendra, Jennifer, Brock, Paige, Justin and Addison and her great great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Kaylie, Keelan, Colt, Nate, Kennedi, Kenzli, and Jax. She is also survived by sisters in law: Betty Bowman and Dot Bowman and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

The family will receive friends at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds on Sunday, March 17, 2013 beginning at 1:00 p.m. with a chapel service following at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Pinson, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Birmingham News (AL) - November 6, 2011

Robert Reece "Bob" Courington of Pinson, AL, 67, passed away at his home Friday, November 4, 2011. He was born on July 10, 1944. Mr. Courington served in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1971. Mr. Courington worked for 38 years for General Motors and retired in 1998.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda, and daughters, Jenny Dupree (David), Stacey Courington, and Laura Hunton. Grandchildren, Adam, Autumn, Ashley, and Savannah Dupree, Makayla, and Chassidy Hunton. His sister, Janie Blankenship (Doug). His dog, Tippi.

Graveside services will be on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Rev. Bob Murray will be officiating over the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Pleasant Grove, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from March 20 to March 22, 2013

Faye Nell Parker Heath, a long-time resident of Pleasant Grove, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Princeton Baptist Medical Center [Birmingham, AL]. Born in 1926 in Oak Grove, AL, she was raised during the depression and lived a full life, complete with laughter and sorrow. Mrs. Heath was a member of Cottage Hill Baptist Church since 1957.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Eugene Heath, whom she married on February 17, 1945, after six weeks of courtship. They shared a 52 year marriage filled with love and devotion. A passionate Auburn fan, Mrs. Heath could be found gardening or engaging in conversation when she was not cheering on the tigers. She enjoyed sharing stories of days-gone-by and was ready with thoughtful advice if needed. She will be remembered for her generous and loving spirit as well as her contagious laugh. She was also preceded in death by her parents, William and Ethel Parker; her brothers, Oscar and Billy Parker; her sister, Mary Jo Vice.

Mrs. Heath is survived by her daughter, Mary (Rennie) Blankenship; her son, Edward Eugene Heath, Jr.; her former daughter-in-law, Leslie Heath; her grandchildren, Christa (Tom) Snellgrove, Ashley Blankenship, Sean (Michelle) Blankenship, and Trey Heath; her twin great grandsons; and her sister, Ruth Farrington.

Funeral service will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Pleasant Grove, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.pattersonfuneralhomes.com/index.php?page=guestbook/index&show=obituary&id=568

Ruth Blankenship Bates, age 89, passed away on October 3, 2013 in Bessemer, [Jefferson Co.,] AL.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. "Doc" Bates.

She is survived by her son; Arthur E. Bates Jr. (Debbie). Her Daughter; Lynda Eiland (William), Bonny Bates and Frances Hudson (Jack). Grandchildren; Michelle Bates, Christen, Christel and Christopher Eiland, Keith, Douglas and Eric Hudson. Jeremy and Jarrod Bates. 10-Great Grandchildren and 3-Great, Great Grandchildren. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Service is on Monday, October 7 at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home, 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Randal Ray officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Birmingham News (AL) - January 9, 2012

Sweatt, Ruby G., age 88 of Trussville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 7, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Curtis Blankenship (the father of her children) and John Nolan Sweatt of Pell City, AL., where she lived most of her life.

She is survived by her son, Carl Blankenship (Pat); daughters, Patricia Battle (Felton) and Rhonda Hobbs (Butch); sisters, Margie Bowen and Margaret Blankenship (Sonny); brother, Davis Gardner (Ella Ruth); grandchildren, Jim Blankenship (Sheryl), Emily Hobbs Nelson (Brian), and Josh Hobbs (Jan); and sisters-in-law, Bett Graham, Elzie Welch, Syble Taylor, Evelyn Blankenship and Bonnie Blankenship ; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved very much.

Ruby was a member of The First Baptist Church of Trussville where she was active in Sunday School, Senior Adult Activities and Worship. She was formerly a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Pell City for a number of years, living in the Chula Vista Community. Ruby loved to grow all kinds of beautiful flowers, singing in the senior choir, reading and enjoyed wearing bright colored clothes.

Funeral services will be held at Ridout's Trussville Chapel on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Pell City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from November 5 to November 7, 2012

Karen Cook Amerson, born on July 30, 1968 and passed on to her heavenly father on November 4, 2012.

Karen leaves behind to mourn her passing, is her husband, Bruce Amerson, children, Allyson Vines Keene and Kyle Amerson, granddaughter, Emalee Keene, brother, Barry Cook (Ellen), parents, Junius and Mary Alice Cook, mother-in-law, Virginia Blankenship, brother-in-law, Brett Amerson, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Edward Perry Cook. She was a member of the Assembly of Praise Church.

Services will be on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Rev. Bill Neilsen will be officiating over the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Warrior, Jefferson Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from March 2 to March 3, 2013

Frances Stracener, age 65, of Warrior, AL, passed away on Friday, March 1st, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Stracener.

She is survived by her children, Teresa (Johnny) Levan, Christine Blankenship, Renee (Terry) Phillips, Jeremy (Jenny) Stracener; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be at Messmer Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 4th at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Gibbs Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Talmadge Crawford officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jefferson Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Jack D. 82, 25May1928 - 29Jan2011, Adger, Jefferson, AL, AL-416-32-3448

Blankenship, Barbara A. 63, 15Jun1947 - 09Oct2010, Bessemer, Jefferson, AL, AL-418-70-9975

Blankenship, Carol J. 66, 04Jun1944 - 10Dec2010, Kimberly, Jefferson, AL, MI-373-58-9667

 

Jackson

 

2011, Pisgah, Jackson Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.timesfreepress.com/obits/2011/jan/06/ruth-blankenship/

Ruth Bouldin Blankenship, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Chattanooga. She retired from teaching in 1974 after serving Jackson County for 35 years, with the majority of those years at Rosalie Elementary School.

Her survivors include son, Tim (Robin) Blankenship, of Atlanta, Kathy (Jim) Moore, of Chattanooga; sister, Flora Burkhalter, of Pisgah; grandchildren, Chase Moore, Ryan (Amber) Moore, Lana Blankenship, Brent (Jada) Blankenship, along with four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, S. R. and Sarah Ellen Bouldin; husband, LeRoy B1ankenship; brothers, J. C., Samuel and Herman Bouldin; sister, Maggie Thornhill.

Her service will be today at 11 a.m. CST in New Home Baptist Church in Pisgah, she will lie in respose at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Dr. David Smith will be officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lauderdale

 

2013, Anderson, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on Dec. 8, 2013

Aubrey Catherine Williams, 32, of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Lexington, [Lauderdale Co.], Ala. Mrs. Williams was born July 25, 1981, in Limestone County to Steve Smith and Debbie Hobbs Smith.

Services for Mrs. Williams are Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery, with Mike Poff and Chuck Hood officiating. Pallbearers are William Anthony Smith, Ron Howard, Stan Smith, Anthony Smith, Eric Hammell and Kevin Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband, Derick Williams; sons, Gage Preston and Derick Brody Williams; parents, Steve and Debbie Smith; sisters, Amanda Hammell and husband, Eric, and Jennifer Blankenship and husband, Kevin; brother, Jared Smith; nieces, Sarah Beth Hammell, Katie Hammell, Grace Ann Blankenship and Maggie Smith; nephew, Jackson Hammell; grandparents, Robert and Deverle Turner.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Samuel and Maggie Smith.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on November 2, 2012

Mrs. Avice Marion Hanline Russel, 87, of Florence, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday at Greenview Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Russel was a native of Butterfield, MN and had been a resident of Florence for 52 years. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Florence.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Darrell Russel and a brother, John Hanline.

She is survived by her children, Duane Russel (Leslie), Kansas City, MO, Phyllis Russel, Knoxville, TN, Dale Russel (Debra), Florence, Beverly Robertson (Sam), Killen, AL, Paul Russel (Sheila), Killen, AL, Floyd Russel (Martha), Fayetteville, NC, Keith Russel (Tonya), Lexington, AL, Becky Robertson (Terry), Pueblo, CO and Juanita Williams (Keith), Florence, AL.; grandchildren, Darcy Russel, Andy Russel, Tony Russel, Amy Russel, Chris Robertson, Melissa Blankenship, Michelle Wilkerson, Sabian Russel, Camille Russel, Marcie Teal, Leanne McLaughlin, Justin Teal, Jessica Wallace, Adrian Russel, Marianna Russel, Zachary Russel, Lyle Robertson, Audra Robertson, Jessica Williams, and Rachel Williams; and 10 great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on January 14, 2013

Andrew Paul Parkhurst, of Florence, died Jan. 11, 2013.

Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Greenview Cemetery.

Drew was a lifelong member of Woodmont Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson Parkhurst and Pauline Stacey Parkhurst, and stepmother, Jo Joiner Parkhurst.

He is survived by his wife, Candy Keenum Parkhurst; children, Corrie Parkhurst Summerville (Joe), William Andrew Parkhurst, Paul Huston Parkhurst; grandson, Jackson David Summerville; sister, Brenda Parkhurst Cochran (Bill); brother-in-law, William Randy Keenum; nieces and nephews, William Parkhurst Cochran (Julie), Katharine Pauline Cochran, Janna Keenum Perry (Michael), Daniel Melvin Keenum; great-nephews and nieces, Charles David Cochran, William Parkhurst Cochran Jr., Rosemary Frances Cochran, and Andrew Keenum Perry. He is also survived by his stepsisters and stepbrother, Patricia Joiner Barger (Dan), Sarah Joiner Blankenship (Michael) and A.E. Joiner (Penny).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Greenhill, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on May 29, 2013

Mrs. Lucille Johns Quillen, 92, of Greenhill, passed quietly from this life on Monday, May 27, 2013. For the last few days of her life, she was surrounded by many members of her loving family. Mrs. Quillen was born on Wolf Creek in Lawrence County, Tenn. where she lived and attended school until her family moved to Cowpen.

She married the love of her life, Cyrus Quillen, and was a loving mother and devoted preacher's wife for over 50 of their 66 years of marriage. She was a member of Shiloh Church of Christ. She loved working in the garden and spent her summers canning and freezing the many vegetable she and Daddy Q raised. Grandkids always expected chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar and dill pickles in the refrigerator any time they came to visit Mommy Q. She always made sure everyone had plenty to eat.

Mrs. Quillen is survived by her two sons, Leon Quillen and wife, Linda Cabler Quillen, and David Quillen and wife, Sheila Green Quillen; five granddaughters, Cara Hargett (David), Lisa Chaney (Martin), Mitzi Jackson (Doug), Suzanne Blankenship (Clint), Allison Hines (Jared); great-grandchildren, Haley Alissa and Lauren Hargett, Taylor and Ragan Chaney, Olivia and Brooks Jackson, Ansley and Keeton Hines and Sawyer, Zander and Baby Blankenship; one sister, Joyce Bowman (David); and one brother, Marcus Johns (Frances); and sisters-in-law, Opal Johns, Bonnie Quillen and Mary Sue Moody.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Cyrus Ragan Quillen; her parents, Vernon and Reba Hine Johns; brothers and sister, Elvin Johns, Cledith Johns, Waylon Johns and Effie Beavers.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, at Shiloh Church of Christ, Greenhill, from 10 to noon with the funeral immediately following at noon. Officiating at the service will be Brother Howell Bigham, Brother Charles Kretzer and Brother Tim Grigsby. Interment will be in Shiloh Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Bowman, grandsons-in-law, David Hargett, Martin Chaney, Jared Hines, Clint Blankenship and great-grandsons, Taylor Chaney, Ragan Chaney and Brooks Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Keeton Hines, Sawyer Blankenship and Zander Blankenship and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Greenhill, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on June 4, 2013

Deanie Clemmons Green went peaceably into Heaven on June 3, 2013 following an extended illness at home. She was born in Greenhill, Ala., on July 14, 1933.

She was a resident of Greenhill for the majority of her life and a 1951 graduate of Rogers High School. She has been married for 60 years to her high school sweetheart, John T. (J. T.) Green, Jr. Mrs. Green was a member of First Baptist Church, Greenhill where she served as the church organist. Her professional career included working at several banks, G.F. Wilson and Southland Merchandise from which she retired in 1988. She was a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her children are Sheila (David) Quillen of Greenhill, Tommy (Karen) Green of Brandon, Fla., and Don (Heather) Green of Greenhill; her grandchildren are Suzanne (Clint) Blakenship, Allison (Jared) Hines, John (Katherine) Green, Philip and Matthew Green, Drew, Justin, Abbie and Jackson Green; step-grandchildren, Scott and Carly Jones and Caroline Weatherford; great-grandchildren are Ansley and Keeton Hines, Sawyer and Zander Blankenship, Lyla, Fisher and Ransom Green, and Wesley Green.

Mrs. Green is predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Susie Clemmons; brothers, Walter and Maurice Clemmons; and sister, Lucille Davis.

She is survived by sisters, Pauline Koonce, Flora Parker, Verdia Mae Kennedy and Christine (E.L.) Riley.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at Greenhill Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 5. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Interment will follow at the Greenhill Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Killen, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Huntsville Times from November 13 to November 14, 2012

Samuel Ray Robertson, 60, of Madison, passed away Nov. 12, 2012, at his family home in Killen. Sam was born to Charlie D. and Frances Pearl Melissa (Guthrie) Robertson on Aug. 25, 1952 in Florence. In 1973, he married his wife of 39 years, Beverly (Russel) Robertson, who survives. Sam was of the Baptist faith and worked for many years as an Auto CAD Designer.

Surviving along with his wife, Beverly, are three children, Kris Robertson; Melissa (Robert) Blankenship and Michele Robertson Wilkinson; three brothers, Lawrence Robertson, Randy Robertson and Tim Robertson; five grandchildren: Kanyon and Foster Robertson; Paige Wilkinson; and Samuel and Emma Ruth Blankenship; and 25 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Robertson.

Arrangements have been made with Greenview Memorial Funeral Home in Florence. Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Henry H. Melton officiating. Graveside services will follow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Rogersville, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on January 6, 2013

Robert E. Birdwell, age 69, of Rogersville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at ECM Hospital [Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL]. Mr. Birdwell was born Feb. 8, 1943, in Lauderdale County. He was retired from the maintenance department at UNA; he was a member of Confluence Church of Christ.

Services for Mr. Birdwell will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Spry Funeral Home chapel, Athens, with Johnny Stringer and O.C. Birdwell officiating. Burial will be in the Romine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Birdwell, Richard Birdwell, Christopher Garner, Brandon Thancker, Cory Newton and Levi Whitman. Honorary pallbearers will be Farris Wilson, Cody Blankenship and Colton Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Birdwell, of Rogersville; son, Tony Birdwell, of Rogersville; daughters, Vicky Wilson and husband, Shane, of Rogersville, Patty Blankenship and husband, Michael, of Lester, and Peggy Blankenship and husband, Greg, of Rogersville; seven grandchildren; brother, O'Neal Birdwell and wife, Bonnie, of Rogersville; sister, Joyce Butler, of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Birdwell was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dorothy Birdwell, and by a son, Robert Earl Birdwell Jr.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Rogersville, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on May 7, 2013

Beulah Gautney Varnell, 87, of died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her residence. She was a life-long resident of Rogersville, Ala. and member of Rogersville Church of Christ. She retired from the USDA-ASCS office after 52 years and 4 months.

Mrs. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Varnell; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus E. Gautney; sister, Flossie Inez Whitman.

She is survived by two sisters, Gerlean Hammond (Kenneth) and Christine Blankenship, of Rogersville; brother, Clellon Gautney, of Anderson; an adopted family, David and Connie Olive, of Rogersville; two adopted grandsons, Michael Olive (Leah), of Rogersville, and Matthew Olive (Chandler), of Madison; one adopted granddaughter, Jessica Leesburg (Will), of Birmingham, Ala.; two adopted great-granddaughters, Haiden and Elizabeth Olive, of Rogersville; adopted great- grandson, James Hudson Olive, of Madison; and a great number of nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

Funeral services Elkins East Chapel at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Brother Alex Bayes and Brother Wendell Gann officiating. Burial will be at Civitan Cemetery in Rogersville. Pallbearers will be Michael Olive, Matthew Olive, Charles Gautney, Michael Gautney, Wendell Hammond and Gerald Whitman.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Rogersville, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on Nov. 10, 2013

Gerald Wayne Whitehead passed away on Nov. 8, 2013, at his home in Rogersville, Ala. He was 80. Gerald was a man who cherished his family every day of his life. Born Dec. 29, 1932, the ninth child of Jesse Thurston Whitehead and Clara Odell Dean Whitehead, he always remembered being loved by his parents and many siblings.

On May 25, 1956, he married Cornelia Faye Wilson. The them were born three children. His son Gerald Wayne Whitehead Jr., preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Whiteheads and partner, Monica Speed, of Huntsville, and Carol Highfield and husband, Tom Highfield, also of Huntsville. He cherished his grandchildren, Casey Highfield and Andrew Highfield. He is survived by sisters, Emogene Hyatt, Lala Bedingfield, Barbara Lankford and brother, Bruce Whitehead.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Dassah Sims, Sybil Blankenship, Hildred Jones, Mildred Finley and brother Jesse Thurston Whitehead Jr.

Along with his love of family was Gerald's love of God. He was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Rogersville. He served his church as an elder, treasurer and Sunday school teacher for many years. His devotion to his beliefs was evidenced daily by those who knew him. Gerald Whitehead also loved his country and the little town of Rogersville. He served in the United States Air Force in the 47th Air Police Squadron. He served his town by active membership in the Civitan Club. He was a caring friend and neighbor to all who knew him. He graduated with honor in 1958 from Florence State College. He worked until his retirement as an accountant for the Army Missile Command in Huntsville. His retirement years were spent gardening with his wife, Faye, working for his church and enjoying his many friends and family.

Services will be held at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Rogersville. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday with service immediately following. Burial will be in the Civitan Cemetery afterward with Pat Driskell and Jody Hill officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Rogersville, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on July 3, 2014

Lala Elizabeth Whitehead Bedingfield, 88, of Rogersville, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at ECM Hospital, [Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL].

Visitation will be Saturday, July 5, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will follow immediately at the church with Pat Driskel, Cecil Ryland, and Susan Parker officiating. Burial will be in Civitan Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Bedingfield, Mitchell Bedingfield, Joshua Bedingfield, Jesse Thompson, Craig Woodham, Chris Sims, Patrick Lindsay, and David Prosser.

Mrs. Bedingfield was a graduate of Lauderdale County High School and an avid Auburn fan. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was an elder, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. She started the first kindergarten class in Rogersville in her home and taught many children for over 17 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Clara Whitehead, brothers, J. T. Whitehead Jr and Gerald Whitehead, and sisters, Dassah Sims, Mildred Finley, Hildred Jones, and Sybil Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 69 years, Hubert Bedingfield; children, Mickey (Betsy) Bedingfield, Jerry Bedingfield, and Libby (George) Thompson; grandchildren, April (Craig) Woodham, David Alberson, Patrick Lindsay, Brandon (Sarah) Bedingfield, Mitchell Bedingfield, Joshua Bedingfield, Jamie Bedingfield, Danielle Thompson, and Jesse (Jessica) Thompson.; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Emogene Hyatt and Barbara (Milton) Lankford; brother, Bruce (Wynell) Whitehead; and sister-in-law, Faye Whitehead.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI: Blankenship, Sybil, 79, 07Apr1919 - 11Nov1998, Decatur, Morgan, AL, AL-417-14-1679

 

+2013, West Rogersville, Lauderdale Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Florence Times Daily on Dec. 4, 2013

Clellon Levern "Kittle" Gautney, born Jan. 30, 1929, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at the age of 84. He was born in Lauderdale County and a retired cotton farmer.

Mr. Gautney was a graduate of Lauderdale County High School and a member of West Rogersville Church of Christ where he was a song leader and a Sunday school teacher.

The funeral service will be Friday at 1 in the Rogersville Funeral Home chapel with Don Osbourn and Gary Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hurricane Cemetery. Mr. Gautney's six sons will serve as pallbearers.

"Kittle" was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Favors Gautney; son, Robert Levern Gautney; and sisters, Inez Whitman and Beulah Mae Varnell.

He is survived by his sons, James (Kathy), Charles (Rhonda), Stephen (Wanda), Jeffrey (Elizabeth), Alan and Michael (Cecelia); 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gerlean Hammond and Christine Blankenship; brother-in-law, Raburn Clark; sister-in-law, Agnes Ritter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lauderdale Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankinship, William J. 96, 02Sep1914 - 07Jan2011, Florence, Lauderdale, AL, AL-418-03-4680

 

Lawrence

 

2010, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.funeraldigest.com/obituaries/2010/07/30/travis-leldon-johnson/144357555

Funeral service for Travis Leldon Johnson, 78, of Moulton will be today, July 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Parkway Funeral Home Chapel with Ray McWhorter and Stanley Johnson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson, who died July 29, 2010, at the VA Hospital, Birmingham, was born September 18, 1931, in Lawrence County to Omie and Mary Frances Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as a heating and cooling technician. He loved hunting.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie C. Johnson; one grandson, Telly Hodge; three brothers, Truitt Johnson, Doyle Johnson and Roland Johnson; one son-in-law, Vernon Hodge.

He is survived by one son, Stanley D. Johnson (Katrina) of Moulton; three daughters, Anita K. Johnson, Susan Johnson and Patricia Hodge, all of Moulton; three sisters, Martha Faye Blankenship, Sue Fuller and Shelia Braidfoot, all of Moulton; and three grandchildren, Shannon Sandlin, Ivy and Nash Johnson. Pallbearers will be Jeff Blankenship, Jay Blankenship, Shannon Sandlin, Don Sandlin, Chad Terry, and Josh White.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - February 14, 2011

Chlista Smith Wallace, 90, of Moulton, will be Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church with Dr. Carl Evans and the Rev. Ian Butler officiating. Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Wallace, who died Saturday, February 12, 2011, was born June 11, 1920, in Lawrence County to Thomas Smith and Katie Chela Smith. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She worked in the Moulton Elementary School lunchroom for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Wallace; daughter, Vicki Blankenship; son-in-law, Ken Jinks; and daughter-in-law, Joyce Ann Wallace.

Survivors include one daughter; Peggy Wallace Jinks of Decatur; two sons, Waymon Wallace (Alpha) and Jerius Wallace (Daphine), all of Moulton; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - March 12, 2011

Moulton Funeral Service for David A. Humphrey, 57, will be Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Albert Dean Estes and the Rev. Bruce Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Etha Baptist Church Cemetery in Fairview.

Mr. Humphrey who died, Friday, March 11, 2011, at the V.A. Hospital in Birmingham, was born October 23, 1953, in Marshall County to Orbie Humphrey and Lela Kemp Humphrey who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Voyles. He was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include three brothers, Harold Humphrey of Hartselle, Morris Ray Humphrey (Peggy) of Cullman and Raymond Humphrey (Sharon) of Birmingham; four sisters, Vena Mae Widner of Boaz, Essie Fay McCollum of Texas, Jessie Mae Blankenship of Decatur, and Doris Self (Benny) of Hartselle.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Randy Humphrey, Dylan Jackson, Leroy Jr. Humphrey, Tim Self, Danny Self and Billy Cox.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Death

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - November 30, 2011

Carlton Blankenship, 81, died November 29, 2011. Lawrence Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - December 1, 2011

Funeral for James Carlton Blankenship, 81, of Moulton will be Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Arnold Bracken officiating. Burial will be in Owens Chapel Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Blankenship, who died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Decatur General Hospital, was born May 30, 1930, in Lawrence County to the late Jodie Otho Blankenship and Maudie Ann Ayers Blankenship. He was retired from Fruehauf and retired after 20 years from the U.S. Air Force as an E-7 Master Sergeant serving in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries. He served on Air Force One during the Richard Nixon administration. He was a member of Owens Chapel Baptist Church.

His sister, Audrey Blankenship Smith, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Myrtle Alexander Blankenship; one son, James "Sonny" Dawson Blankenship (Judy) of Moulton; one daughter, Lenita Blankenship of Moulton; four grandchildren, April Kilpatrick (Sean) of Decatur, Alex Graham, James Dylan Blankenship and Ben Holt, all of Moulton; one great-granddaughter, Lexi Kilpatrick of Decatur; and one step great-grandson, Bradyn Kilpatrick of Decatur.

Pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Air Force.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.moultonadvertiser.com/articles/2011/12/08/obituaries/doc4ee0ce61ccef8620226110.txt

Published: Thursday, December 8, 2011 9:01 AM CST

Funeral services for James Carlton Blankenship were Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Arnold Bracken officiating. Burial was in Owens Chapel Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers were members of the U.S. Air Force.

James Carlton Blankenship 81, Moulton, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born May 30, 1930, in Lawrence County to Jodie Otho Blankenship and Maudie Ann Ayers Blankenship. He was retired from Fruehauf and retired after 20 years from the U.S. Air Force as an E-7 Master Sergeant serving in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries. Mr. Blankenship served on Air Force One during the Richard Nixon administration. He was a member of Owens Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Myrtle Alexander Blankenship; one son, James Sonny Dawson Blankenship (Judy) of Moulton; one daughter, Lenita Blankenship of Moulton; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one stepgreat-grandson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - January 9, 2012

Funeral for Alice C. "Carol" Spillers, 73, of Moulton will be Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ian Butler officiating. Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Spillers, who died Friday, January 6, 2012, was born on October 11, 1938.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, James D. Spillers; three children, Michael Kim Noonan (LaWanda), Elizabeth A. Spillers and Lynda D. Spillers; three grandchildren, Heather and Brandy Noonan and Jeffery Spillers, all of Moulton; brother, James C. Brown of Opp; and sister, Sue Blankenship of Georgetown, Georgia.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Death

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - August 10, 2012

Emma Brooke Blankenship, 23, died August 9, 2012.

Elliott's Brown-Service will announce arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on August 11, 2012

Memorial service for Emma Brooke Blankenship, 23, of Moulton will be Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home with Brother Mark Wakefield officiating.

Miss Blankenship, who died Thursday, August 9, 2012, was born August 19, 1988, in Morgan County to Rickey and Angie Blankenship. She graduated from Lawrence County High School in 2006 and from Wallace State Community College in May with a degree in radiology technology. She just started her first job at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, Tenn., in June.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Alexa; grandparents, Billy and Lavenia "Tiptoe" Blankenship and Tennis "Gitch" Anderton and cousin, Jaime Ridge.

Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Glendale Anderton, Dale and Faye Armstrong; uncles and aunts, Ricky and Vickie Dutton, Tim and Debbie Blankenship, Jan Anderton, Kaye and Jim Ridge and Bob Jeffreys; cousins, Lance Jeffreys, Shannon Nelson, Stacie SanSoucie, Meredith Clark, Matt Dutton, Summer Terry, Nicholas Ridge, Shelly Blankenship, Amanda Johnson and lifelong best friend, Sarah Garrett.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - September 7, 2012

William "Larry" Blankenship, 64, of Moulton, died September 6, 2012.

Funeral will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in Rutherford Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Appleton Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - December 7, 2012

Gladys Blankenship Luallen Moulton; Graveside Service for Gladys Blankenship Luallen, 85, will be Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Union Hill Cemetery, with Jim Bryant officiating and Elliott's Brown Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers will be members of the Aldridge Grove Church of Christ.

Mrs. Luallen, who died on Thursday, December 6, 2012, was born on May 1, 1927, in Lawrence County to Elbert Blankenship and Ethel Wilkerson Blankenship. She was a long standing member of Aldridge Grove Church of Christ. She volunteered at NHC Nursing Home and Lawrence Baptist Medical Center. She was one of the founding members of the Historical Society and Archives of Lawrence County.

She was preceded in death by her son, Monta Luallen; her husband, Herman Luallen; and two sisters, Agnes Dutton and Lee Jones.

She is survived by her son, Roger Luallen (Monica) of Moulton; daughter, Brenda Hedges (George) of Haleyville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Yarbrough and Christine Powers (Troy) both of Moulton; brother, Starlin Blankenship (Ruth) of Moulton; and a host of neices and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - January 8, 2013

Funeral for Carrie Bee Warren Blankenship, 94, of Moulton will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with Brother Arnold Bracken and Brother Tim Graham officiating. Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons

Mrs. Blankenship, who died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at her residence, was born September 13, 1918, in Lawrence County to James Luney Warren and Mertie Whisenant Warren. She was a member of Owens Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ensley B. Blankenship; her parents; two sons, Neal Blankenship and Barney Blankenship ; one daughter, Christie Blackwood; daughter-in-law, Peggy Lovett Blankenship; two grandsons, Terry Charles Blackwood and Dale Terry; three sisters, Mable Spears, Irene Spears and Ethel Flannigan; half sister, Ruth Coan; and three half brothers, Clark Warren, Carlton Warren and Lennis Warren.

Survivors include two sons, Densie Ray Blankenship and Elaine of Eagleville, Tenn., and Donald Blankenship of Town Creek; five daughters, Jewel Dean Key and Jackie of Moulton, Charlene Terry and Alvin of Courtland, Barbara Nell Terry and Stencil of Moulton, Carolyn Tatum and Richard of Jessup, Ga., and Vonda Patrick and Alvin of Moulton; daughter-in-law, Etta Mae Blankenship of Moulton; brother, Bluitt Warren of Crestview, Fla.; two half brothers, Shirley Wayne Warren and Peggy of Moulton and Kelly Warren of Swainsboro, Ga.; two half sisters, Nell Hill of Moulton and Sue Parker and Leon of Houston, Ala.; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - January 23, 2013

Ruth Blankenship, 68, of Moulton died Monday, January 21, 2013.

Funeral will be Friday, January 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Moulton Congregational Christian Church with Bro. Tommy Rhodes and Bro. Anthony "Pinky" Tyler officiating and Elliott Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Mountain Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her parents, Johnie Wilson and Dora Isbell Wilson.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Starlin Blankenship; one daughter, Phyllis Wallace (Waymon); two sons, Charles "Charlie" Cooper (Monica) and Marlon Blankenshp (LeAnn); 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Berta Campane; and a host of friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Death

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - April 7, 2013

Leamon Blankenship, 82, of Moulton, died April 6, 2013.

Further arrangements will be announced by Lawrence Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - August 9, 2013

Funeral for Inez Mims Petty, 85 of Moulton will be Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Freeman Tabernacle Baptist Church in Moulton with the Reverend Bernard Smith officiating and inhumation to follow in Moulton Memory Gardens. Flower bearers will be Obra Chapter Number 148 Order of the Eastern Star. Pallbearers will be Donnie Mims, Daniel Mims, Billy Petty, Roderick Petty, Freddie Gilchrist and Fredrick Gilchrist.

Inez Mims Petty was born November 11, 1927, in Vida, Alabama (Autauga County), to the late Thomas Edgar and Lela Mims. She was the only child from this union.

Inez confessed Christ at an early age and joined Friendship Baptist Church in the Friendship community where she served until she left home to attend college. Inez attended college at Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama (Huntsville) and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Home Economics Education in 1946. Inez later received a master's degree in Home Economics Education from Tuskegee University in 1964. As a 20 year old graduate from Alabama A&M University, Inez moved to Moulton, when she was hired as the Negro Home Demonstration Agent in Lawrence County.

While living in Moulton, Inez was married to the late Anderson Grant Petty and to this union they were blessed with two lovely children, Andrea Petty- Blankenship and Norris Anderson Petty.

Inez worked with the office through the 1964 court order that combined the black and white offices under one roof. On August 1, 1977, Inez was promoted to County Agent Coordinator - Home Economics Agent, taking on administration of the county extension service as part of her duties. Until then, there had not been a woman who had served as head of the county extension office in the state of Alabama. After 36 years of service in the Extension Service, Inez retired in September 1985. When she first came to Moulton, Inez was a member of Freeman Tabernacle Baptist Church but later joined her husband at Smith Chapel CME Church. Inez served faithfully at Smith Chapel as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and as chairperson for several programs.

Inez is survived by her daughter, Andrea Blankenship Petty of Litiz, Pennsylvania, and son, Norris Anderson. Petty (Eletra), of Madison; two grandsons, Gabriel Blankenship and Zachary Blankenship of Litiz, Pennsylvania, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - August 15, 2013

Moulton Funeral for Hoyt Whisenant, 89, of Moulton will be today, August 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Arnold Bracken and Bro. Kennard Devaney officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Thrasher, Joshua White, Ronnie White, Bud Ellis, Starlin Blankenship , Gary Hamby, Bill Crump and Shane Whisenant. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh McKelvey, Larry Whisenant, Gary White and Leamon Hamby.

Mr. Whisenant, who died Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, was born February 14, 1924, in Lawrence County to the late Willie Whisenant and Florence Blankenship Whisenant. He was a member of Owen Chapel Baptist Church. He was the caretaker of Mountain Springs Church and a member of the Laborers International Union.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Eva Hamby Whisenant; and six brothers, Talmadge Whisenant, Glen Whisenant, Earl Whisenant, Jessie Whisenant, Billy Whisenant and Herman Whisenant.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Thrasher and Steve Summersett of Hartselle and Patsy White (Wayne) of Moulton; four grandchildren, Tim Thrasher (Lori) of Trinity, Christy Bradley of Chelsea, Joshua White (Ashley) of Huntsville and Bethany White of Moulton; and five great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Thrasher, MacKenzie Thrasher, Elizabeth Bradley, Olivia White and Julia White.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on Nov. 25, 2013

Funeral service for Jessie Mae Blankenship Reed, 96, of Moulton will be Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Moulton Church of Christ with Don Layman officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in Moulton Memory Garden.

Mrs. Reed, who died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at NHC Healthcare, was born February 15, 1917, to Buddy Blankenship and Gertrude Hood Blankenship. She was a member of the Moulton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Buck" Reed; her parents; son, Jack Reed; daughter, Kay Gillespie; and grandson, Michael Gillespie.

Survivors include two sons, Bud Reed (Joann) of Cullmanand Mack Reed (Donna) of Moulton; two daughters, Jill Reed Burks of Hatton and Jo Dunlap (Chuck) of Trinity; 17 grandchildren and a host of great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - November 27, 2013

Moulton Funeral service for Mabel Frances Coan, 83, of Moulton will be Friday, November 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Rena Payne officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Methodist Cemetery.

Mrs. Coan, who died Monday, November 25, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital, was born April 3, 1930, in Franklin County to the late Jesse Earl Britnell and Martha Ann Elizabeth McKay Britnell. She was a member of Mount Hope Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Jesse Coan, Cody Cantrell, Dylan Blankenship, Sean Kilpatrick, Joe Britnell, Kenley Britnell and Douglas Britnell.

Survivors include her husband, Alton Lanace Coan; one son, Randal Coan (Carmalita) of Mount Hope; two daughters, Judy Blankenship (Sonny) of Moulton and Anita Cantrell (Johnny) of Town Creek; one brother, Gresham Britnell of Mount Hope; two sisters, Mildred Anderton of Town Creek and Mavis Hopkins of Springville; three grandsons, Jesse Coan, Cody Cantrell and Dylan Blankenship; three granddaughters, April Kilpatrick (Sean), Sarah Coan and Mariah Cantrell; and two great-grandchildren, Bradyn Kilpatrick and Lexi Kilpatrick.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - December 12, 2013

Funeral for Alton Lanace Coan, 82, of Moulton will be Friday, December 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Justin Coan speaking. Burial will be in Mount Hope Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse Coan, Cody Cantrell, Dylan Blankenship, Sean Kilpatrick, Roland Coan and Dale Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Allen, Justin Coan and Preston Porter.

Mr. Coan, who died Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Lawrence Medical Center, was born August 15, 1931, in Lawrence County to Newton Elmer Coan and Martha Luella Richard Coan. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran and a retired machine operator from Wolverine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Frances Britnell Coan; his parents; one brother, Newton Elbert Coan; and one sister, Gurtha Irene Coan Porter.

Survivors include one son, Randal Coan (Carmalita) of Mount Hope; two daughters, Judy Blankenship (Sonny) of Moulton and Anita Cantrell (Johnny) of Town Creek; six grandchildren, Jesse Coan, Cody Cantrell, Dylan Blankenship, April Kilpatrick (Sean), Sarah Coan and Mariah Cantrell; two great-grandchildren, Bradyn Kilpatrick and Lexi Kilpatrick; and one sister, Elsie Mae Allen.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - February 20, 2014

Funeral for Beatrice Brewington Rylant, 90, of Moulton will be Friday, February 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home with Reverend Bobby Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kevin Edmond, Greg Hovater, Jarrett Hovater, Jim Jackson, Will Dore and Ken Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Rylant, Tyler Dore, Scotty Jenkins and Matt Luallen.

Mrs. Rylant, who died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at River City Health Care [Decatur, Morgan Co., AL], was born December 12, 1923, to Herman and Nancy Garrison Brewington. She attended Moulton Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe Rylant; and daughter, Myra Rylant Jenkins.

Survivors include one son, Danny Rylant (Dixie); daughters, Brenda Rylant Blankenship (Dan), Monica Gail Rylant Luallen (Roger), Nancy Rylant Schaus (Ted) and Bonita Rylant Dore (Marty); 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William E. Brewington and Chester Brewington; and one sister, Edith White.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - May 2, 2014

Funeral for Randal "Randy" McKindly Kirby, 54, of Moulton will be Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Kale Bragwell and Tony Myers officiating. Burial will be in Masterson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Brock, Tony Myers, Tim Hutchinson, Kim Gist, Bordrie Shields and Greg Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Lott, Terry Jefferys, Bob Obergfell, Keith Pierce, Jeff Blankenship, Donnie Blankenship and Chuck Thorp.

Mr. Kirby, who died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Lawrence Medical Center, was born May 9, 1959, in Lawrence County to Roy Kirby and Helen Landers Kirby.

He retired from Delphi after 30 years, and was a supervisor at CBC INGS. Randy was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on cars, carpentry, music and spending time with his grandchildren.

His father preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Blankenship Kirby; two sons, Randal McKindly "Kinley" Kirby and Lori Landers and Jarrad Adam Kirby; two grandsons, Dorean Kirby and Achilles Kirby; mother, Helen Kirby of Hatton; one brother, Howell Kirby and Kari; five sisters, Betty Kirby, Regina Obergfell and Bob, Penny Jefferys and Terry, Tammy Lott and Mike and Patty Kirby; a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Public Records: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KPH1-HX7

Kirby, Connie D. b.08Feb1962 - Residence 1996: Moulton, AL

Relatives: Jarrad Kirby, Randal M. Kirby

 

2014, Speake, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on Apr. 11, 2014

Funeral for Hoy Hall, 74, of Speake will be Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Parkway Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alton Hall, Junior Hall, Levon Hall, Ray Newsome, Doyle McLemore, Tommy Elliott, Ben Hjelm and Nickolas W. McCarley. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Hall, Foy Hall, Roy Hall, Thomas Hall, Kenneth McLemore, L.C. Hall and Jerry Preuit.

Mr. Hall, who died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home, was born May 4, 1939, in Limestone County to the late Tom Preston Hall and Sallie Scott Hall. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany, and a retired carpenter. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and watching sports, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Preuit Hall; two daughters, Tina Blankenship (Jeff) and Gina McCarley (Scott); two grandchildren, Bailey Blankenship and Nickolas W. McCarley; four brothers, Thomas Hall, Foy Hall, Troy Hall and Roy Hall; and two sisters, Deliah Greenhaw and Johnnie Dietz.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Town Creek, Lawrence Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - June 1, 2012

Madgie P. Campbell, April 8, 1918 - May 28, 2012

Funeral for Madgie P. Campbell, 94, of Town Creek will be today, June 1, 2012, at 3 o'clock at Jackson Memory Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery.

After an illness of several years, Madgie Campbell went home. She had been talking about it and longing for it for some time. Madgie was born in Lawrence County to Johnny Monroe Pate and Eva Maud Ayers Pate. During her early years, she lived within a quarter mile of four sets of grandparents, George and Idell Ayers, Roddy and Jane Pate, Hillary and Liz Waldrep and Tobe and Dolly Blankenship. The family moved to the home place where she lived on her seventh birthday. She moved back to Hatton in 1964 to care for her parents.

Madgie graduated in the first graduating class from Hatton High School in January 1938. She may have been the last survivor of that class. In December 1938, she married Hughes Robert Campbell. They were married almost 49 years. Madgie was creative in many areas. She owned her own beauty shop in Florence for 10 years and worked as a color tech, after a class in New York, and for another 10 years in another shop. She made quilts and candles, did embroidery, cake decorating, gardening and everything that went with it. She owned the Flower Hut for 20 years and made up to 100 wreaths for Decoration Day each year. As you can see, she lived up to her motto, "God don't love people who won't work." During her greater years, Madgie organized bike-a-thons and walk-a-thons for Cystic Fibrosis. She held offices in county and local homemakers groups, organized bus trips for local groups, taught cake decorating, quilting and piecing quilts, and cooking classes for kids. She won scores of ribbons for entries in county fairs, as well as judging at the fairs and for 4-H projects. She attended 4-H camp at Auburn as a honorary member at the age of 75. Madgie attended Sanderson Chapel UMC for 60 years.

She leaves to mourn her passing her son, James Campbell (Norma Jean); daughter, Geneva Graham; two granddaughters, Myra Rhoden (Robin) and Shannon Kirby (Rickey) and one grandson, Terry Campbell (Belinda); four great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lee

 

2012, Auburn, Lee Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Opelika-Auburn News on August 9, 2012

Funeral service for Carolyn Ann Hill Hart, 62, of Auburn, AL, will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2012, at Bell Missionary Baptist Church with interment in Westview Cemetery, Rev. Mark X. Lee will officiate.

Ms. Hart, who passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile, [Mobile Co.,] AL, was born January 17, 1950 in Lee County, Alabama.

Survivor include: three sisters, Barbara Pitts, Frankie Jean Moss of Auburn, AL and Olivia Blankenship of Columbus, OH; one brother, Noble (Yvette) Harris, Jr. of Auburn, AL; one sister-in-law, Jacqueline Presley of Columbus, GA; four aunts, Faye Ethridge (Gerald) Bayless of Springfield, OH, Gladys Ethridge (Willie Henry) Hines of Grantville, GA, Ruth (Wiley) Morman of Evanston, IL and Ms. Nelms of Miami, FL; six nephews; a host of great-nieces, nephews, special cousins and special friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Opelika, Lee Co., AL, Obituary

Opelika-Auburn News (AL) - November 9, 2011

Mary E. Chandler, age 97 of Opelika, was born on September 19, 1914 in Elmore County, Alabama and passed away on November 7, 2011 at Arbor Springs in Opelika. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Opelika for over 60 years, member of the Eastern Star, retired LPN from Lee County Hospital, a Pink Lady at EAMC, and a Red Cross volunteer. She was the daughter of Albert Traylor and Odessa Colley. Mrs.

Chandler was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Chandler; sister, Mildred Owen; brother, George Blankenship Jr.; sons, James Dennison Sr. and Tommy Chandler; and daughter, Joyce Chandler.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Nancy (Mike) Bordeaux, Ruth Dennison, and Lois (Gaines) Pugh; grandson, Melton (Connie) Dennison Jr.; sons, Jimmy (Rosemary) Chandler and William (Leah Dell) Chandler; granddaughters, Peggy (Jeffery) Hoffert, Cathy Tiasecki, Carol (Bobby) Nipper, Angie Chandler, Leane (Allen) Nhoybouakong; grandson, Eric (Mary) Chandler; sister, Claire Avery; brother, Arthur Blankenship ; 20 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; four great-great-great -grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fredericks Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Mike King officiating. Interment will follow in Rosemere Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Eric Chandler, Andy Howard, Mike Hearn, George Hearn, Gerald Burt, and Anthony McCartney.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lee Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Elizabeth A. 91, 20Jun1919 - 16Feb2011, Auburn, Lee, AL, AL-419-32-2448

 

Limestone

 

+2011, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - June 28, 2011

Nellie Blankenship Lovell, 77, died June 25, 2011. Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in Higgins Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Lovell.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

The News-Courier, (Athens, AL) - June 28, 2011

Nellie Blankenship Lovell, 77, of Athens, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Athens Convalescent Center. Visitation was from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and services for Mrs. Lovell were at 11 a.m. Monday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in Higgins Cemetery with Mike Davis officiating.

Mrs. Lovell was born March 21, 1934, in Limestone County, to Claude Blankenship and Veatrice Lee Blankenship. She was a lifelong resident of Athens and was a member of the Church of Christ. She attended O'neal Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Lovell; her parents, Claude and Veatrice Blankenship; one daughter, Diane Lovell; and one grandson, Josh Dollins.

Mrs. Lovell is survived by her son, Gary Lovell and wife Teresa; daughters, Shirley Dollins, Dale White and husband Steve, and Debrah Wilbanks and husband Rickey; brothers, Clifton Blankenship and wife Bett; sisters, Eva Lovell, Bessie Davidson and Effie Barnes; grandchildren, Casey Burroughs and husband Brent; Dr. Alex White and fianc Lauren Stull, Emilee White and fianc Dustin Griggs, Kate Dollins and fianc Matthew Hayes, Jessica Durham and fianc Kendal Cline, and Blake Durham; great-grandchildren, Parker Burroughs, Ian Burroughs and Braxtyn Burroughs.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - July 17, 2012

George Steelman, 83, of Athens, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his residence. He was born May 21, 1929, in Limestone County to Elige Steelman and Hazel Tilking Steelman.

Services will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Brother Don Osborne and Cody Snoddy officiating. Burial will be in Dement Cemetery. Mr. Steelman was a member of the Church of Christ. Pallbearers will be Kenny Cobb, Justin Morris, Dakota Miller, Franklin Steelman Jason Cobb, Duane Steelman, Melissa Steelman and Cody Snoddy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Steelman; daughter, Tammy Steelman and a daughter-in-law, Esther Steelman.

He is survived by six daughters, Judy Cobb and husband, Douglas, of Decatur, Betty Kelley and husband, Wayne, of Athens, Peggy Dugger and husband, Jimmy, of Falkville, Marsha Blankenship, Hazel Barnes and husband, Jack, and June Steelman, all of Athens; three sons, Jerry Steelman and wife, Joan, Terry Steelman and wife, Brenda, and Larry Steelman, all of Athens; sister, Gladys Viola Jones of Athens; 29 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

The News-Courier, (Athens, AL) - December 22, 2012

Gregory Michael Johnson passed away at his home in Athens on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at age 53. Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Kalehua Makanoe Alapai Johnson and his father, Charles Oliver Johnson.

Greg is lovingly remembered by his family: one son, Matthew Johnson; five brothers, Edward Ray Johnson, Charles Wayne Johnson, Timothy William Johnson, Adam Corey Blankenship and William Corley Johnson; three sisters, Margaret Ellen Perry, Sharon Lee Naves and Karen "Sissy" Johnson; nine nieces; eight nephews; six great-nieces; six great-nephews; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Greg was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sept. 4, 1959. He graduated from Athens High School and continued on to be a veteran of the U.S. Navy as well as a respected and hardworking member of the Southern Millwright Local Union No. 1192 (retired). Greg was an active member of Clements Baptist Church in Athens and was much beloved by all who knew him there.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Clements Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Anderson officiating.

Greg was a fierce warrior whose heart was as big as the world. He watched over his friends and family all his life, and knowing him, he will still be watching over us all, just with a better view! The lives of all who knew him are richer for the time we had with him. E Ho'omaha Me Ka Maluhia, a hui kaua (Rest in peace, until we meet again).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

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Danny Joe Blankenship age 46 of Athens, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at UAB in Birmingham. Mr. Blankenship was born August 8, 1966 in Limestone County to Billy Joe Blankenship and Mary Jane Haggermaker Blankenship.

Services for Mr. Blankenship are Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Reunion Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Kent and Bro. Marshall Norman officiating. Pallbearers are Roy Blankenship, Doug Sides, David Sides, David Moss, J.J. Dempsey, Matt Dempsey, Ronnie Dempsey and Freddie Dempsey.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Blankenship; daughters, Kayla Dempsey and husband Jason, Tabitha Blankenship Taylor and husband Kyle and Danielle Blankenship; brother, Gilbert Blankenship and wife Robin; sisters, Donna Dempsey and husband Donnie, Debbie Montgomery and husband Tim and DeWanda Blankenship; parents, Billy Joe Jody and Mary Jane Blankenship.

He is preceded in death by Walter and Lura Blankenship and Henry and Alma Haggermaker.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Walter, 79, 04Sep1909 - 13Nov1988, Tanner, Limestone, AL, AL-421-01-1411

SSDI; Blankenship, Lura M., 74, 13Oct1916 - 14May1991, Huntsville, Madison, AL, AL-417-60-6423

 

2014, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Beulah-Pope&lc=1518&pid=169676900&mid=5856088

The Funeral Service for Beulah P. Pope, age 88, of Athens, AL; will be Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Dwight Raburn and Brother Anthony Anderson officiating. Burial will be in New Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Pope, Jr., Eric Wise, Larry Pope, Jr., Stacey Pope, Jason Pope, Mike Elmore, Terry Elmore, and Billy Pope, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alex Elmore, and Taylor Thomas.

Mrs. Pope passed away Thursday February 13, 2014 at Athens Rehab and Senior Care Center. She was born October 2, 1925 in Limestone County, Alabama to Calvin Durham and Lilly Mae Crawford.

She was the owner of Wagon Wheel, and she worked at Martin Stove. She was a homemaker and a loving grandmother.

Mrs. Pope is preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter Kay Tarpley, one brother Dilly Durham, and three sisters Ilene Russell, Ruth Tennison, and Rochelle Rocco.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years Harvey Jackson Pope of Athens; three sons Billy W. Pope and wife Pat of Athens, AL; Larry J. Pope, Sr. and wife Jewel of Elkmont, AL; Tony R. Pope of Elkmont, AL; two daughters Shirley Ann Morris of Athens, AL; and Betty J (Wise) Stanford and husband Davey of Athens, AL; one brother Glenn Durham, and three sisters Joann Gillian, Jenelle Blankenship, and Ilamae Russell several Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren and Great Great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

The News-Courier, (Athens, AL) Date: June 21, 2014

Teresa Ann Boyd Moss, 57, of Athens died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. She was born July 4, 1956, in Limestone County to Robert Taylor "Bob" Boyd and Evelyn Virginia Terry. Teresa was a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Edith Wilson and Faye McMeans; brother, Terry Boyd; nephew, Robin McMeans; also two Min Pins, Dale and Dollie.

She loved her yard sales, working in her yard and life itself. She was a big animal lover and always put everyone first before herself.

Survivors include husband, Ronnie Moss of Athens; daughter, Shana Blankenship of Athens; brother, Randall Boyd and wife Lisa of Lester; sister, Janice Pirtle and husband Dallas of Athens.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Spry Funeral Home with burial in the Roselawn Cemetery with Donnie Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Bobby Moss, Chip Johnson, James Rosson, Brad Stone, Levi Moss and Luke Kirk.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Athens, Limestone Co., AL, Obituary

The News-Courier, (Athens, AL) - July 22, 2014

Jewell Christine Wilbanks, 83, of Athens, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Limestone Health Facility. Mrs. Wilbanks was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Limestone County to Walter Green and Odell Blankenship Green.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Keith Davis officiating. Burial will be in Dement Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randall Gordon, Justin Wilbanks, David Wilbanks, Christopher Wilbanks, Chris Tinnon and James Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Gordon, Dennis Gordon, Larry Gordon, Paul Boyd, Ricky Wilbanks, Tim Cottles, Jerry Collier and Phil Collier.

Mrs. Wilbanks is survived by her husband, James Wilbanks of Athens; two sons, Roger Wilbanks and wife Lola, and Steve Wilbanks; two daughters, Angela Anita Armstrong and husband James, and Dedria Tinnon and husband Chris; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Leamuel Green; a sister, Evelyn Massey; several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Madison

 

+2013, Harvest, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Huntsville Times from Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, 2013

Mildred Louise Blankenship, 97, [Sept.17, 1916 - Nov. 2, 2013] of Harvest passed away Saturday at her residence. Mildred was a native and lifelong resident of Madison County.

She was preceded in death by her husband: John P. Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons: John and Betty Blankenship and Ronald and Barbara Blankenship; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home followed by a Chapel service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Tuck Cemetery in Harvest.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Hazel Green, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Huntsville Times from July 31 to August 2, 2013

Freddie B. Rutledge, 65, of Hazel Green, passed away on Tuesday. Mr. Rutledge was a native of Pulaski, TN and a longtime resident of Madison County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War, and he was a member of Murphy Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Rutledge is survived by: his wife, Phyllis C. Rutledge; two sons, Justin Matthew Rutledge and Andrew Bryant Rutledge (Britney); daughter, Ashlye Marie Sanders; sister, Christie Caye Blankenship (Keith); and three grandchildren: Jordan Sanders, Blake Sanders, and Bella Dunbar.

Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m at Berryhill Funeral Home followed by a 6:00 chapel service with Dr. Al Long officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.funeraldigest.com/obituaries/2010/08/11/blanche--e--blankenship/144611191

Blanche E. Grissom Blankenship, 76, of Huntsville, Ala., died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.
Mrs. Blankenship was retired from the Madison County Board of Education.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry "Boss" and Alma Grissom, and her husband, Jack G. Blankenship.

Survivors include one son, Parker L. Blankenship, of Huntsville, Ala.; one daughter, Judy L. Blankenship, of Madison, Ala.; one grandson, Scott Adam Blankenship, of Huntsville, Ala.; two granddaughters, Kansas I. Blankenship, of Huntsville, Ala., and Shona L. Blankenship, of Huntsville, Ala.

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Old Bethel Cemetery, Leighton, Ala.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.moultonadvertiser.com/articles/2011/01/20/obituaries/doc4d384f7f815b5288344893.txt

Military funeral services for William Bill Blankenship were Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Holt officiating. Burial was in New Friendship Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born July 16, 1931, in Morgan County to James Chester Blankenship and Cecil Wright Blankenship. He was retired from Local No. 520 Union Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders in Pennsylvania. He was the State of Alabama Chaplain and Chaplain for the DAV Chapter 11 in Decatur and a member of the American Legion in Decatur. Mr. Blankenship worked and helped people get VA benefits for 50 years. He was a member of Serenity Baptist Church and loved to play the guitar. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the Somerville Masonic Lodge and worked for Enterprise Rental Car Company and a member of the Cahaba Shrine in Huntsville. He was a tribal member of the North East Alabama Cherokee Tribe.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Blankenship; one son, Rickey Leon Blankenship (Kathy) of Lawrence County; three daughters, Kim Saylor of Georgia, Barbara Ellen Snyder (Robert) of Middletown, Pa., and Lorie Reichel (David) of Harrisburg, Pa.; one brother, Eddie Arnold Blankenship of Huntsburb, Ohio; two sisters, Rebecca Bosworth of Painesville, Ohio, Shelia Cunningham of Madison, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Snyder, R.P. Snyder IIII, David Reichel, Rickey Blankenship, Casey Blankenship, Tim Mann and Preston Mann.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Huntsville Times from May 25 to May 27, 2012

J. R. Blankenship, age 90, of Huntsville, passed away on Thursday May 24, 2012 at home. Mr. Blankenship was born on March 3, 1922 in Smithville, TN.

He grew up in Jasper and Huntsville, AL. Mr. Blankenship was retired from NASA in 1971 as an electronic technician in the missile and space programs. He was a founding and faithful member of the Mayfair Church of Christ.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Ethel Nolene Blankenship, and a close knit family consisting of his children, David Blankenship and wife Jane Ann of Huntsville, and Pam Wimberly and husband Billy of Nashville, TN, his 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at Maple Hill Cemetery on Saturday May 26th at 12 pm with Dr. Billy Sam Moore officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/huntsville/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-blankenship&pid=158158782

Kenneth Ross Blankenship Nov. 9, 1965 - Jun. 19, 2012

Kenneth Ross Blankenship, 46, of Huntsville passed away on Tuesday. No services are planned. Berryhill Funeral Home is assisting the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - April 9, 2013

Deceased Name: HALL, Vivian Landman

Vivian Landman Hall, 86, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Sunday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Herbert Hall of Richmond; parents, John Landman and Leah Landman Nester; as well as brothers, John and Claude Landman.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her daughter, Linda Hall Van Hoff; son-in-law, David; granddaughter, Jacqueline Hall Makowski and husband, David; and a great-grandson, Collin Hall Makowski all from Huntsville; grandson, Jon Patrick Van Hoff of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sisters, Lorraine Georgeson of Boulder City, Nev., Dorothy Bryant of Hampton, Va., Gerry Tubbs of Richardson, Texas, and Margie Blankenship of Mechanicsville, Va. She was loved by all. A special thanks goes out to her Madison Village family in Madison, Ala.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 11 at 11 a.m. at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Huntsville Times from September 28 to September 29, 2013

Sept. 28, 1933 - Sept. 25, 2013

Eugenia Denman Adams died on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, just days shy of her 80th birthday. Genie was born in Jackson, MS on September 28, 1933 to Annie Lee and Christopher Denman. She spent much of her youth in Washington, DC where she attended Holton Arms School.

Genie is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert E. Adams of Huntsville. They have three children, Christopher Denman Adams (Sara), Allison Adams Blankenship (Larry), and Elizabeth Adams Vann (Jim); seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Denny McGihon, Ph.D. of Denver, Colorado.

Genie was a woman of many talents. She owned a catering business with Nancy Lacy, plus operated a personal wardrobe and cosmetic company before becoming a jewelry designer and silversmith. She also worked at the Madison County Courthouse in the Registrar and Probate offices. A tireless volunteer, Genie was active in the Junior League of Huntsville, Cosmopolitan Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Hospice and Les Joyeuses.

The service is Monday, 9/30 at 2 pm, also at the Church of the Nativity 208 Eustis Ave SE, Huntsville, AL, and is followed by a simple reception in Ridley Hall. A graveside service takes place immediately after the reception at 3:30 pm at Maple Hill Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Huntsville Times from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014

Ethel Nolene Blankenship, 90, of Huntsville, passed away Friday.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her son, David Blankenship (Jane); daughter, Pam Wimberly (Billy); sister, Mattie B. Payne; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday from 1:00-p.m until 2:30 p.m. at Mayfair Church of Christ followed by a 2:30 p.m. service with Dr. Gary Bradley and Dr. Bill Moore officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Public Records; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KPC2-CP6

Nolene Ethel Blankenship b.16Mar1923 - Residence 1991: Huntsville, - Relatives: J R Blankenship

 

AL Marriages; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZK3-F89

J. R. Blankenship, 19 - Ethel Nolene Brown, 18 - 03Jan1942, Madison Co.,

S/o Walter B Blankenship & Ethel Lou Allen D/o Nolen Oscar Brown & Ethel Mae Burgess

 

+2011, Madison, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

The News-Courier, (Athens, AL) - July 1, 2011

John Morgan Blankenship Jr., 79, of Madison passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Mr. Blankenship was born May 3, 1932, in War, W.Va., and grew up in West Virginia and Texas.

He joined the Army in 1950 and served in a number of capacities, including as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, before retiring with 22 years of honorable service. During his military career, he served throughout the United States and overseas in Japan, Germany, and for two tours in Vietnam. Following his retirement from the Army, he worked at Dunlop Tire Company for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Sue Blankenship; parents, John Sr. and Cora Blankenship; sister, Eula Branhan; stepbrothers, Cova Gross and Wayne Blankenship ; and stepsisters, Hazel Stumbo, Audrey Scaife and Goldie Jennings.

Survivors include daughter, Wanda Blankenship of Madison; sons, Van Blankenship and wife Robin of Madison, Jeff Blankenship of Madison and Billy Blankenship of Huntsville; sister, Viola Fairchild of Sabine Pass, Texas; stepbrothers, Clarence Blankenship of War, W.Va., Ernest Blankenship of Winchester, Va., Tom Blankenship of Fairmont, W.Va., Brett Blankenship of Christiansburg, Va.; stepsisters, Anita Dugan of New Mexico, Shelby Hicks and Page Johnson of Tazwell, W.Va., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Todd Oldham officiating. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery in Huntsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, New Hope, Madison Co., AL, Obituary

Herald-Citizen (Cookeville, TN) - April 18, 2011

Funeral services for Carl Edwin Hammond, 44, of New Hope, Ala., were held at 2 p.m. today, Monday, April 18, at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel in Alabama. Interment was in the Moon Cemetery. Mr. Hammond passed away Friday, April 15, 2011. He was born Feb. 4, 1967 to Charles Edwin Hammond and Mary Hammond, both of Huntsville, Ala.

In addition to his parents, his family includes his wife, Anita Wheeler Hammond of New Hope; two sons, Seth Patrick Hammond of the University of Alabama and Shane Matthew Hammond of New Hope; two sisters, Melissa Elliott of New Market, Ala., and Myra Blankenship of New Hope; three brothers, Eric Hammond of New Hope, Chris Hammond of Owens Cross Roads, Ala., and Cory Hammond of Huntsville; and father and mother-in-law, Ray and Helen Wheeler of Cookeville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Teresa Prince Hammond.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Madison Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Blanche G. 76, 03Jan1934 - 09Aug2010, Huntsville, Madison, AL, AL-416-46-2738

Blankenship, Helen R. 71, 27May1939 - 01Aug2010, Huntsville, Madison, AL, WV-233-58-8968

Blankenship, John M. 79, 03May1932 - 29Jun2011, Madison, Madison, AL, TX-466-36-6230

 

Marion

 

2011, Bear Creek, Marion Co., AL, Obituary

The Moulton Advertiser, Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:01 AM CDT

Funeral services for Annie Lee Blankenship were Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Jeff Boyles and Hugh Cavender officiating. Burial was in Winston Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship died Sunday, May 8, at Brookwood Medical Center [Birmingham, AL]. She was born in Moulton and had lived in Haleyville and Bear Creek for the past 60 years. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of Waldrop Freewill Baptist Church in Haleyville. She and her herband were the original owners of H. M. H. Supply.

She was preceded in death by her parents Will A. and Leila Gaston Martin; and her husband, Wilbur Blankenship.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Blankenship and Sheila Casey (Tom), both of Bear Creek; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Marion Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Annie L. 86, 01Nov1924 - 08May2011, Bear Creek, Marion, AL, AL-422-36-7881

 

Marshall

 

2013, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL, Obituary

Sand Mountain Reporter (Albertville, AL) - September 11, 2013

Peggy Schrimsher, 74, of Albertville, died Monday, Sept. 9 at Marshall Medical Center South.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at Albertville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Louie Schrimsher; daughters, Vicki (Paul) Cherico and Laurie Walker; son, Tommy Schrimsher; sister, Betty Blankenship; and grandchildren, Jessie, Daryl, Alex, Blake, Jordan, Logan and Taylor.

Mrs. Schrimsher was preceded in death by her parents, Lee E. and Lucy Eva McClanahan Walker; son, James Randall Morrison; sister, Evelyn Kirby; and brother, James Walker.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Horton, Marshall Co., AL, Obituary

Sand Mountain Reporter (Albertville, AL) - April 25, 2011

Alton Morrison "Tooney" Landers, 81, of Horton, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at Marshall Medical Center South. Services were Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Lonnie Jones officiating. Burial followed at Marshall Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Doris L. Landers; daughters, Dianne (Charles) Wilson, Sharon (Joel) Miller, Allison (Kevin)  Blankenship and Scarlet Landers, all of Horton, and Carol (Gaylon) Hammett, of Centre; sons, Robert Laroy (Leigh) Landers, Dale (Loree) Landers and Jarrod (Amy) Landers, all of Boaz, Faron (Laura) Landers and Jeff (Lisa) Landers, both of Horton; brother, Lester (Audie Mae) Landers, of Albert ville; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Horton, Marshall Co., AL, Obituary

There is also a Horton in DeKalb Co., AL, JIM

Sand Mountain Reporter (Albertville, AL) - August 17, 2011

Doris Louise Bowen Landers, 77, of Horton, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his home. Services were Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Stephens officiating. Burial followed at Marshall Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her daughters, Diane (Charles) Wilson, Sharon (Joel) Miller, Allison (Kevin)  Blankenship and Scarlet Landers, all of Horton, and Carol (Gaylon) Hammett, of Centre; sons, Robert (Leigh) Landers, Dale (Loree) Landers and Jarrod (Amy) Landers, all of Boaz, Faron (Laura) Landers and Jeff (Melissa) Landers, both of Horton; brother, Floyd H. Bowen, of Holly Pond; sisters, Dorothea Rogers and Barbara Ivey, both of Horton, and Effie Joyce Warr of Thomas, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mobile

 

2010, Citronelle, Mobile Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Press-Register on June 18, 2010

Odea Mae Blankenship Givens - a 95 year-old native of Washington County, AL and longtime resident of Citronelle and Mobile, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest C. Givens.

Mrs. Givens is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the service hour. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Georgetown, Mobile Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Eufaula Tribune from September 7 to September 14, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Mack Edmondson, Sr., 78, of Georgetown, were held at 10 a.m., CDT, Friday, Sept. 7, at the Georgetown Baptist Church. The Rev. Bryce D. Mitchell and the Rev. Aubrey Sullivan officiated and burial followed in the Georgetown Cemetery with Chapman Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Active pallbearers were Henry Balkcom, Jimmy Rogers, Jack Hinton, David Kinsey, Jim Adams, Tommy Bennett, Andrew Bennett and Joey Seaborn. Arthur Moody will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Mr. Edmondson died Tuesday, Sept. 4, at his residence. Born March 14, 1934, Mr. Edmondson was the son of the late Malcolm K. and Louise Barnes Edmondson. He was past Fire Chief of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department. He had been a Quitman County commissioner since 2004. He was a Master Mason of the Cross Lodge #173. He was a deacon at the Georgetown Baptist Church since 1999.

Mr. Edmondson worked with the Bethel Baptist Association for many years and he did sick and homebound visitation. He was a public servant out of his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his fellow man. He was founder and CEO of Edmondson Swift Meat Transportation from 1978 until 1987. He did landscaping since his retirement in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Edmondson of Georgetown; his children, Debbie (Ned) Ellington of Frederick, Md., Cindy (Bruce) Kilgore of Dothan, Billy Mack (Sonia) Edmondson, Jr. of Georgetown; his grandchildren, Ashley (D.J.) Robbins, Matthew (Lindsey) Ellington, Blake Edmondson, Lauren (Brooks) Latta, Whitney (Ryan) Ellington, Billy Mack Edmondson III, Cameron Kilgore, Marlana McVey, Michael Jones and Justin Frost; his great grandchildren, Jackson Edmondson, Katie Robbins, Kinsley Robbins, "Baby" Robbins; his brother, Ira (Carol) Edmondson of Ariton; his sisters, Connie (Harold) Hale of Niles, Ohio, Martha (Allen) Redding of Hayesville, N.C., Judy Blankenship of Dothan; 19 nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Wealthy Bland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Dec. 25, 2013

Benjamin Franklin Patrick, also known to friends and family as Ben, Sam, Sambo or Pepaw, a long time resident of Mobile passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 21, 2013, at home in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 94. He was born in Deer Range, Alabama to Wesley Frank Patrick and Melissa Leona Patrick. He spent many years working in the timber and turpentine industry with his father before moving to Mobile. He married the love of his life, Ethellene Nall in 1941 and enjoyed 70 years of marriage with her. Ben was a member of the Greatest Generation and served in the United States Army during WWII in both the European and Pacific theatres.

He was a graduate of the Alexander Hamilton Institute at University of Mississippi as well as completing numerous management development courses. Retiring from the International Paper Company in Mobile in 1982, he had progressed from a bag machine adjuster to mill supervisor. In 1968, he opened and operated a new IP plant in Sandston, Virginia, later returning to Mobile and the IP Bag Mill at Brookley Industrial Complex.

Ben's family was his passion and he helped create wonderful childhood memories for his seven children. He and Ethellene served in the PTA together when their children were in school and always supported the schools including the band and athletics. Taking an annual family vacation was a priority to him with several happy trips to the Great Smokey Mountains. He spent many enjoyable hours singing Sacred Harp songs with the family and with groups. Vegetable gardening, working in his yard with his gorgeous azaleas and camellias, playing with his grandchildren and telling tales from his younger years provided him many hours of pleasure. All his children and grandchildren loved his original story of feuding cats, Tom Wampus and Tom Lickum. He encouraged each of his children to earn a good education and to do their very best, instilling a strong work ethic in each of them. He loved his God and the Primitive Baptist Church of which he was a deacon and long term member.

Ben is survived by his devoted children, Marion (Linda) Patrick, Tallassee, AL, Marilyn (Kerry) Solomon, Oklahoma City, OK, Catharine (Bruce) Maddox, Montgomery, AL, Rebecca Lynn (Gerald) Miller, Midwest City, OK, Ben W. (Kathy) Patrick, Mobile, AL, Susan (Jefferey) Blankenship, Birmingham, AL, and Nancy (David) Doolittle, Mobile, AL. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Marnie White, George Patrick, Melissa Hudson, Darren Solomon, Brent Solomon, Ami Evans, Natalie Pirnie, Brad Maddox, Allison Maddox, Sherra Belk, Christopher Miller, Jennifer Lewis, Brian Patrick, Shannon Blankenship, Jay Blankenship, Carlie Boone, Courtney Breaux, Mary Kate Inabinet, Sydnee Menou, and 24 great-grandchildren who all loved their "Pepaw". He is also survived by one sister, Nancy Lee and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, great-grandson Henry Paul Breaux; siblings Beatrice Patrick, Grace Langham, Christine Morris, Shirley Carlisle, Eugene Patrick, Eric Patrick, Norman Wesley Patrick, and Mack William Patrick.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12 noon from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Pall bearers are Bradley Maddox, Christopher Miller, Brian Patrick, Jay Blankenship, Brian Hudson and Bryan Breaux.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Clyde-Blankenship&lc=4959&pid=172158083&mid=6088538

Clyde Donald Blankenship, a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a longtime resident of Mobile died on Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was retired from the Alabama State Troopers.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Pauline Blankenship.

He is survived by one son, Eric (Kate) Blankenship; one sister Ronese Logan; three grandchildren, Casey Blankenship, Tyler Blankenship and Hunter Blankenship and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2 PM. Burial in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Prichard, Mobile Co., AL, Funeral

Published in the Press-Register from September 5 to September 6, 2012

Tommie Blankenship, 69, died 9/3/12.

Viewing Fri. 9/7 6pm-9pm & Visitation Sat. 9/8, 9am til 11am funeral at Arlington Street MBC, Mobile. Small's directing.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Prichard, Mobile Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Press-Register from September 6 to September 7, 2012

Tommie (Ship) Blankenship, born June 18, 1943 in Wilcox County, entered into eternal rest Monday September 3, 2012. He was a resident of Prichard, AL and a member of Arlington Street Missionary Baptist Church for many years. He retired from AL State Docks after 43 years, Local 1401-1.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Ollie Blankenship, two brothers, Rev. J. Miller and Joe Blankenship, a sister and a son.

He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife Frankie Blankenship; 4 daughters, Ida Ward, Shelia (Charles) Marshall, Kimberly Blankenship, Courtney Blankenship; 1 son, Thomas Blankenship all of Mobile, AL; five stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Simon Blankenship Jr., Willie (Rebecca) Blankenship, Mack (Regina) Blankenship and L. D. (Shelia) Blankenship; 3 sisters, Johnnie Hardaway, Tina Riley and Rose Blankenship; 3 sisters-n-law, Mary Miller, Minnie Land and Angels Bellard; a host of God-Children, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, one devoted, Alfred Moore.

His remains will lie in state on Friday September 7, 2012 from 6pm until 9pm at Arlington Street MBC. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9am until the 11am funeral hour at Arlington Street MBC, 2554 Pleasant Valley Rd. Mobile, AL. Interment will follow in Whispering Pines Cemetery, Eight Mile, AL.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Simon, 68, 05Jun1899 - ??Sep1967, Pine Apple, Wilcox, AL, AL-417-14-5791

 

2011, Saraland, Mobile Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Millicent-Blankenship&lc=4959&pid=154628289&mid=4886629&locale=en-US

Millicent Blankenship - July 6, 1917 - November 13, 2011.

Millicent "Granny" Blankenship A native of Connecticut and resident of Saraland, AL died Sunday, November 13, 2011 in a local health care facility.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Parrish Blankenship; and grandson, Michael Blake.

Survivors include three children, Frank "Butch" Blake, Millicent Blake Fail (John), Neller Blankenship Furbershaw; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Blake; grandchildren, Denise Jernigan-Bush (Jeff), Patti Furbershaw Orr (Chane), Charlene Furbershaw Weaver (Jeff), Julie Furbershaw, Frank "Tre" Blake (Jennifer), Christine Blake, Rebecca Blake Riles and Parish Blake; great-grandchild, Larry "Boo" Jernigan and twelve other great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Parish, 67-68, 28May1907 - ??May1975, Mobile, Mobile, AL, AL-421-07-1143

 

Monroe

 

2013, Monroeville, Monroe Co., AL, Funeral

Published in the The Mobile Press-Register from July 13 to July 14, 2013

Peggy Blankenship, 76, died July 13.

Visitation with Funeral Services to follow July 17th 10am, First United Methodist Church of Monroeville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Montgomery

 

2010, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.montgomery-herald.com/obituaries/local_story_006142338.html

Iona Mae Reed Bird, 75, of Gauley Bridge, died Jan. 1, 2010, at Montgomery General Extended Care Unit. Born March 3, 1934, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late George and Hazel Davis Reed. She also was preceded in death by her sons, Steven Keith, on Dec. 30, 2009, Paul Lee and Michael David. Mrs. Bird was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Junior Lee Bird of Gauley Bridge; son, Mark Nathan Bird of Orgas; brother, Paul Reed of Sandston, Va.; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A joint funeral service with her son was held Jan. 4 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Ministers Billy E. Morris, Lee Holliday, and Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Dean-Shelton&lc=4338&pid=159724763&mid=5232418

Martha Dean Haynie Shelton, 87, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Al. passed away September 7, 2012 in a local hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harold Shelton, Sr.; mother, Mattie Nolen Haynie; father, Orris Newton Haynie and brother, Orris Fancher Haynie.

Survivors are her children, Kitty Jones (Hollis) Montgomery, AL., Patty Collier (Keith, Sr.) Florence, AL., Teresa Hodge (Mickey) Wetumpka, AL., Sandra Shelton (daughter-in-law) Destin, FL., Bill Shelton(Sam) Marietta, GA., Robert Shelton (Sharon) Prattville, AL.; grandchildren, Kelly Wilson (Steve)Montgomery, AL., Jennifer Capps (James), Montgomery, AL., Julie Blankenship, Pike Road, AL., Wendy Rentz (Wes), Dallas, TX., Angela Cole (Clay), Mathews, AL., Brittany NesSmith (Scott), Birmingham, AL., Carrie Hodge , Birmingham, AL., Kayla Shelton, Montevallo, AL., Jeffery Jones (Caroline), Florence, AL., Scott Shelton, Prattville, AL., Nicole Spiller, Sharpsburg, GA., Angela Shields, Birmingham, AL., Keith Collier, Jr., Florence, AL.; great-grandchildren, Haley Wilson, Mae Morgan Blankenship, Macie Wilson, Caroline Capps, Catie Capps, Ann Shelton NesSmith, Mitchell Wilson, Bennett Blankenship, James Bryant Cole.

Mrs. Shelton was born at St. Margaret's Hospital in Montgomery, AL. She was a member of National Association of Securities Dealers, member of the Zonta Club, President of Alabama School for Deaf Parents Teacher Association (1978-1979) and President of Seton Haven Guild (1999) and a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery and the Joy Singers.

Funeral services will be at Leak Memory Chapel, Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 pm with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Steve Wilson, Clay Cole, Scott NesSmith, John Haynie, Richard Stallworth and James Capps.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on October 5, 2012

Lucille Flowers Blankenship, age 100, resident of Montgomery passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverends Rick Evans and Doyle Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Joquin Baptist Church Cemetery in Crenshaw County.

Lucille was born to Elijah and Mamie Warrick Roberts of Crenshaw County. She was the 3rd born of nine siblings. Lucille lived there until her marriage to Lamar Flowers of Pike County. She lived in Pike County most of her life, but later lived in Crenshaw, Elmore and Montgomery Counties. She was a member of Joquin Baptist Church, New Home Baptist and Dalraida Baptist Churches.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her two husbands, Lamar Flowers of Pike County and Archie Blankenship of Elmore County; three sons, Charles, Benny and Gerald Flowers; 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

She is survived by her children, Brunese Mitchell of Troy, Lorena Connor and Kline Flowers of Montgomery; 4 step-children, Hazel Knee, Lola Womble, Benny Lee Blankenship and Carrie Nell Morrow; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Homemakers Club, a nurses aide @ St. Margarets hospital and was elected Mother of the Year of Elmore County. She enjoyed attending church, cooking and sewing but her favorite thing was visiting with family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Blankenship&lc=4338&pid=162018118&mid=5360208

Joseph A. "Joe" Blankenship, Jr., 80, of Montgomery passed away on Dec. 24, 2012. Joe was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and owned and operated Fishnet Seafoods.

Survivors include his children: Janese (Al) Caraway, Andy (Lisa) Blankenship, Allen (Dodie) Blankenship, Jenifer (Paul) Houlton; Sisters: Virginia Noland and Mary Catherine (Jim) Weston; 12 grand-children, 3 great grand-children and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm on Thursday, January 3 at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 2 pm at Alabama Heritage Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Alabama Heritage Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Blankenship&GSiman=1&GScid=172441&GRid=102799441&

Blankenship, Joseph Andrew Jr., 13Oct1932, 27Dec2012,

Obituary;

Joseph A "Joe" Blankenship, Jr., 80. of Montgomery passed away on Dec 24, 2012. Joe was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and owned and operated Fishnet Seafoods.

Survivors include his children, Janese (Al) Caraway, Andy (Lisa) Blankenship, Jenifer (Paul) Houlton; sisters, Virginia Noland and Mary Catherine (Jim) Weston; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 3 at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at the Alabama Heritage Cemetery

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on January 23, 2013

Elaine Blankenship McBee, age 55, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 as she ended her extended battle with cancer.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband, Steve McBee; her mother, Cathlyn Goolsby Blankenship of Montgomery, AL; her sister, Jane (Jerry) Moffit of Omaha, NE; step daughter, Reyanna (Chris) Kirby of Sparks, NV; three grandsons, Josh, Caleb and Jacob; mother and father-in-law, Ruth and George McBee of Montgomery, AL and her best friend, Kathy Wright of Prattville, AL. Elaine was a lifelong member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Montgomery, AL.

Her visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home with her graveside service on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are George McBee, Greg McBee, and Jerry Moffit. Active pallbearers are Justin McBee, Tanner McBee, Bert Bertarelli, Bo Dreher, Blake Dreher and Sam Wright.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL,

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on April 24, 2013

Hannah D. Thompson, 87, of Montgomery, AL, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center South.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m., with burial following the service in Greenwood Cemetery.

Hannah D. Thompson was born on June 1, 1925, in Leland, MS, the child of Aimee Fraley Feltus and William O. Aldridge, and the adopted daughter of William H. Hardie of Leland, MS.

She was preceded in death by her son, CPT Barry (Sun Ok) Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband of 41 years, LTC (RET) Leslie S. Thompson of Montgomery; and her children: Sharon (Bill) Howerton, The Woodlands, TX; John (Kyongye) Donohue, Phenix City, AL; Leslie B. (Ingrid) Thompson, Del Ray Beach, FL; Maureen Donohue, Birmingham, AL; Margaret Donohue Orr, Sewanee, TN; Berkeley (Jim) Monroe, Birmingham, AL; Michael (Kerrin) Donohue, Enterprise, AL; Barbara (Elbert) Bell, Atlanta, GA; Thomas (Angelika) Donohue, Panama City Beach, FL; Donald (Jules) Blankenship, Carlinville, IL; as well as twenty-seven grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.

Hannah Thompson's life was characterized by commitment to her faith, devotion to her family, and charity toward all who met her.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from July 10 to July 11, 2013

Mary Edith Foshee Jones, age 91, passed away on July 7, 2013 at her residence in Montgomery. Mrs. Jones was born on June 3, 1922 on Clanton, AL to Howard LaVert Foshee and Mary Della Daniel Foshee and moved to Montgomery in 1925. She was an Auburn alumni and an active member of the Optimist Club, member of the Garden Club, Alabama State Parent Teachers Association President from 1969-1971 and the Girl Scouts. She was a long time member of Southeast Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Jones, and by her daughter, Martha Frances Jones Binkley.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her son, Howard Jones and wife, Cindy of Birmingham, AL; 7 grandchildren, David Binkley, Laura White, Bill Binkley, Adam Jones, Timothy Jones, Meghann Blankenship and Marissa Jones; 12 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Benjamin and Nathan Binkley; Daniel, William and Adelaide White; Grant, Natalie, and Alyse Jones; Riley Jones; and Jackson and Brooklyn Blankenship.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Montgomery, AL at Leak Memory Chapel on 945 Lincoln Road with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on July 16, 2013

Cathlyn Goolsby Blankenship, age 90, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away peacefully at Crowne Health Care of Montgomery on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Blankenship, and her daughter, Sharon Blankenship McBee.

She is survived by her daughter, Jane Blankenship Moffitt and her sons-in-law, Jerry Moffitt and Steve McBee; step-granddaughter, Reyanna (Chris) Kirby; three great-grandsons, Josh, Caleb, and Jacob; brothers, David E. Goolsby, T. Morris Goolsby, a sister, Mary Sanford, and sister-in-law, Bonnie Goolsby.

Cathlyn was a lifelong member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Montgomery, AL, and throughout her life, was active in Brownies/Girl Scouts, Keep Montgomery Beautiful, and many civic endeavors.

Her Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, from 5-7 PM at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, with her Graveside to follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 11 AM, with Rev. Glen Pugh officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Moffitt and Steve McBee.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Feb. 16, 2014

Henry Wallace Richards, 84, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00pm at White Chapel Greenwood Funeral Home with James J. Wilson, III officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Richards served his country in the U.S. Navy and Army Air Corps. He was a policeman, Mason, Shriner, and most recently a construction superintendent for commercial construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mildred Richards; and brother, James Richards.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, June Evans Richards; children, Theresa C. Blankenship, Sandra G. Wilson (Mark), Ronald W. Richards (Leigh), Donald B. Richards (LeAnne), Gerald A. Folmar (Amanda); eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Funeral

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Apr. 8, 2014

Louie Eugene Blankenship, 89, a resident of Montgomery passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Family and friends will gather at Leak Memory Chapel for visitation Wednesday, April 9, at 1:00pm. Graveside services will follow in Greenwood Cemetery at 2:00pm.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, Funeral

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Louie-Blankenship&lc=4338&pid=170550095&mid=5923159

Louie Eugene Blankenship, September 12, 1924 - April 6, 2014.

Louie E. Blankenship, 89, of Montgomery passed away on April 6, 2014.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ramona; a son, Richard L. Blankenship and a daughter, Riki B. Franklin (Buck) and was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey H. Blankenship. He is also survived by grandsons, Richard Scott Blankenship (Jennifer), Connor B. Franklin and Tyler B. Franklin and one great-granddaughter, Railyn Blankenship and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a combat veteran of World War II, flying combat missions off the flight deck of the USS Hornet as a radioman and tail gunner of U.S. Navy torpedo planes in the Western Pacific theater. He remained active in the USS Hornet Association.

After the war, he earned Alabama CPA certificate number 336 and was one of the early prominent members of the profession. He was highly respected within the Alabama CPA community and was the epitome of integrity and ethics in accounting. He was a founding partner of legacy firm Blankenship, Lamar Gilliland & Hicks which later merged with Wilson, Price, Barranco & Billingsley, PC, now merged with Warren Averett, LLC.

Graveside services will be performed by Elder Robin Swanson on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:00pm at Greenwood Cemetery with military honors. The pallbearers will be D. Kyle Johnson, Carl A. Barranco, Tranum Fitzpatrick, Richard M. Stabler, Charles A. Jordan and Greg Spencer. Honorary pallbearers are Richard E. Hanan, Thomas P. Gilliland, Frank V. Lamar, Jr. and Thomas H. Hicks, Jr. and the crew of the USS Hornet.

 

SSDI: Blankenship, Jeffrey H., 41, 08Jun1965 - 03Jan2007, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL, AL-422-98-1086

 

Morgan

 

+2011, Cotaco, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on January 3, 2011

Funeral service for Cora Blankenship Luker, 82, of Cotaco will be today, January 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at New Center Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Bates officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Luker, who died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at her home, was born August 14, 1928 in Morgan County to James and Margie Blankenship. She was preceded in death by her husband, M. L. "Marky" Luker.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie Luker and his wife, Shelley, of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; one daughter, Gena Hitt and her husband, Pat, of Somerville; grandchildren, Robert and Jessica Luker of Bell Buckle, Tenn., Brian and Shelly Williams of Bell Buckle, Tenn., Jeanie and Jamie Carpenter of Geneva; and great-grandchildren; Olivia, Shelby, Brianna and Madison Williams, and Clyde and Caleb Carpenter.

Pallbearers will be Allen Drinkard, Jerry Clifton, Jonathan Clifton, Larry Slater and Jeff Holmes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary
Published in Decatur Daily on March 18, 2010,

Funeral service for Pauline Blankenship, 92, of Decatur will be today, March 18, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Ridouts Brown-Service Chapel with the Rev. David Lowery and the Rev. Hugh Bohlin officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship Granny, who died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Decatur Health and Rehab, was born November 13, 1917, in Cullman County to James and Nellie Rhodes. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of Decatur. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her late husband, R. J. Happy Blankenship owned and operated several businesses in Decatur over the years, including the Happy Way Cafe and the All States Court.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronen Julius Blankenship; her parents; and four brothers, Clarence, Elvie, Lester and Euel Rhodes.

She is survived by five sons, Dale (Carolyn) of La Grange, Ga., Don (Margaret) of Durant, Okla., Wiley (Marteen) of Decatur, Joe (Lura) of McDonough, Ga., and Paul (Charlene) Blankenship of Hollywood; three daughters, Shirley Rose, Nell Roberts (Charles) and Wanda Cagle (Bruce), all of Decatur; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild. Pallbearers will be David Blankenship, Joseph Blankenship, Ben Blankenship, Bruce Buster Cagle, Michael Cagle and Bobby Doyle.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 

2011, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, The (AL) - February 9, 2011,

Funeral for Marveline Holloway Alsbrooks Blankenship, 79, of Decatur will be Friday, February 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Martin Steelmon officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship, who died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at her residence, was born June 16, 1931, in Morgan County to Colmon Dewey Holloway and Margaret Neva Roan Holloway.

She was a retired Logistician from the U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal. She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Decatur. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of the Morgan County Genealogical Society, Joe Wheeler Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Stephens Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Earl Alsbrooks; husband, Edward Clinton Sharp; husband, William Albert Burns; her parents; one sister, Martha Ann Holloway Blankenship; and two brothers-in-law, Max Blankenship and Bill Curry.

She is survived by her husband, Arlee Morris Blankenship ; two sons, Cecil Gregory Alsbrooks and wife, Gail, of Decatur and Dewey O'Dale Alsbrooks and wife, Renee, of Tuscaloosa; one brother, D.C. Holloway and wife, Shirley, of Lake Wales, Fla.; two sisters, Maudine Curry of Huntsville and Marjean Reynolds and husband, George, of Madison; two aunts, Helen Roan of Decatur and Norene Roan Burrow of Cullman; four granddaughters, Melissa Jill Alsbrooks Christianson and husband, Dale, of Liberty Hill, Texas, Lauri Allison Alsbrooks Boardman and husband, Charles, of Hartselle, April Lindsey Alsbrooks Linville and husband, Tyler, of Hartselle and Cora Jane Alsbrooks Angiulli and husband, Jon, of Priceville; four great-grandchildren, Chandler Christianson, Lucas Christianson, Austin Boardman and Jackson Angiulli; seven stepsons, Jimmie Sharp and wife, Sarah, Huey Sharp and wife, Gloria, Ralph Sharp and wife, Irma, and Perry Sharp and wife, Mary Ann, all of Decatur, Monte Sharp and wife, Harriett of Georgia, Mickey Burns and wife, Melissa, of Hartselle and Robert Burns and wife, Cindy, of Moulton; and three stepdaughters, Robin Burns Mann and husband, Jim, of Owens Cross Roads, Melissa Burns Martin and husband, Rickey, of Decatur and Marketa Blankenship VanKoughnett and husband, Lee, of Hartselle. Pallbearers will be Charles Boardman, Jon Angiulli, Tyler Linville, Huey Sharp, Bob Burns, David VanKoughnett and Jeff Jones.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - February 10, 2012

Decatur Funeral service for Patricia Ann Reid, 61, of Decatur will be Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Patton officiating. Burial will be in Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Drew Millwood, Eric Smith, Dannie Osborne, Tim Osborne, Dakota Millwood and Rod Millwood.

Ms. Reid died Thursday, February 9, 2012, at her residence. She was born December 21, 1950, in Michigan to Gurney Ray Osborne Sr. and Sarah Nell Cheatham Osborne. She was a member of Somerville Road Church of Christ.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Deana Millwood (Randy) of Trinity and Donna Blankenship (Virgil) of Decatur; three brothers, Gurney Ray Osborne Jr. and Sterling Osborne, both of Decatur, Mark Osborne of Cullman; and two surviving grandchildren, Logan Millwood and Rachel Millwood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - April 9, 2012

Funeral for Ruth Turner Hendrix, 85, will be Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Bice, Randy Bice II, James Watson, Steve Hobbs, R. David Blankenship and J. Rand Bryan.

Mrs. Hendrix, who died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Athens Rehab and Senior Center, was born February 13, 1927, in Morgan County to Omer and Elizabeth Turner. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Randy Bice; two daughters, Kendra (Steve) Hobbs and Cindy (David) Blankenship; six grandchildren, Lindsey Smith, Randy Bice II, Jessica Watson, Brian Handley, Jada Blankenship and Anna Blankenship and five great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The News-Courier, (Athens, AL) - April 10, 2012

The funeral for Nancy Ruth Turner Hendrix, 85, will be at 11 a.m. today at Roselawn Funeral Home in Decatur with Paul Smith officiating. Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. Pallbearers are Randy Bice, Randy Bice II, James Watson, Steve Hobbs, R. David Blankenship and J. Rand Bryan.

Mrs. Hendrix died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Athens Rehabilitation Center and Senior Care. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Nancy Hendrix was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Morgan County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Elizabeth Turner.

Survivors include her son, Randy Bice; daughters, Kendra Hobbs and husband Steve, and Cindy Blankenship and husband David; grandchildren, Lindsey Smith, Randy Bice II, Jessica Watson, Brian Handley, Jada Blankenship and Anna Blankenship ; and five great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on April 29, 2012

"Big Joe" Blankenship, 73, died Friday, April 27, 2012.

Funeral will be Monday at 5 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Burningtree Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Blankenship was the husband of Charlotte Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - April 29, 2012

Harry S. Johnston, 89, of Decatur, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 30, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home. Burial will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 30, in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, IL, with military honors.

Mr. Johnston was born January 19, 1923, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Harry A. and Marion (Simmons) Johnston. He married Betty J. Blankenship April 6, 1944, in Barnesville, MN. Mr. Johnston served in the US Army during WW II in the South Pacific and Occupied Japan. Mr. Johnston worked as a corporate cashier at ADM for 40 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Decatur Chordsmen, his quartet "4-Crying Out Loud," the Minneapolis Men's Apollo Club, Decatur Earlybird Kiwanis Club, where he was past Lieutenant Governor, and Christ United Methodist Church. Mr. Johnston played Santa Clause for many years, sang in the church choir, and was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

He is survived by his wife Betty of Decatur; son Dr. Kevin Johnston of Decatur; daughter Karen (Bill) Prescher of Chillicothe, IL; brother Robert Johnston of Minneapolis, MN, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Lois Wallace.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - September 28, 2012

Funeral for Sonny Holmes, 70, of Decatur will be Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jay Rhodes and the Rev. Carl Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Holmes, who died Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital, was born April 24, 1942, in Morgan County to Adlie Lee Holmes and Frances Blankenship Holmes. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Champion Paper Mill after 28 years of service. He was a member of South Decatur Church of God. He dearly loved his best friend, Buddy Boy.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty McCaig Holmes; one son, Tommy Holmes (Genny) of Decatur; one daughter, Tammy Holmes Austin (Allan) of Decatur; four brothers, Jackie, Philip, Mike and Tim Holmes, all of Decatur; three sisters, Joy Ellis and Nancy Parker, both of Decatur, and Rachel Shores of Birmingham; and two grandchildren, Holly Grace Austin and David Allan Austin II, both of Decatur.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on November 1, 2012

Funeral service for Linda Gail Peterson, 64, of Decatur will be today, November 1, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Rhoades officiating. Interment will be in Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Ms. Peterson died Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was born August 15, 1948, in Morgan County to Jodie Ampton Meares and Estelle Chambliss Meares.

She is survived by two sons, Vince Peterson and Chris Peterson, both of Decatur; one daughter, Amy Peterson of Decatur; two brothers, Wayne Meares of Trinity and Jimmy Meares of Somerville; six sisters, Lellyan Davis of Hartselle, Martha Miller of Louisiana, Edith Terry of Lacey's Spring, Connie Bergance of Lilburn, Ga., Brenda Blankenship of Decatur and Vickie Whisenant of Union Grove; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - January 2, 2013

Funeral service for Mrs. Vergie Dorothy "Dautie" Hopper, age 89, of Decatur, will be today, Wednesday January 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at New Center Baptist Church with Brother Ben Bates and Brother Larry Long officiating with burial in the adjoining cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers will be Gary Van Blankenship, Craig Riddle, Marion Riddle, Lucas Blankenship, Ty Carpenter, Nick Lindsey, Eric Stauch, and Franky Hagood. Steve Carpenter, Terry Bost, and Edgar Blankenship will be honorary pallbearers.

Mrs. Hopper died on Monday, December 31, 2012, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was born November 3, 1923, in Blount County to the late William Robert Davis and Clara Lively Davis. She was a member of New Center Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, and she loved everyone. She also loved gardening, cooking, and canning.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. "Turk" Hopper; two sons, William Harold Hopper and Marvin Franklin Hopper; two grandsons, Michael Wayne Blankenship and Shawn Erskine Hopper; four brothers, Warren Eldridge Davis, Verbon Barto Davis, Gurney Fain Davis, and Floyd Amos Davis; and two sisters, Nellie Ruth Blair and Evelyn Onzell "Betty" Childers.

Survivors include her three sons, David Wayne Hopper (Michelle), Detroit, AL, James Paul Hopper, Hazel Green, and Mark Anthony Hopper, Austin, TX.; five daughters, Elizabeth Ann Blankenship (Edgar), Hartselle, Martha Gail Reeves, Decatur, Carolyn Sue Watts, Hartselle, Janice Faye Hagood (Franky), Decatur, and Annette Bost (Terry), Hartselle; sister-in-law, Gail Hopper, Falkville; brother, Thomas H. Davis, Decatur; sister, Ola Mae Segars, Decatur; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - April 28, 2013

Funeral service for Arthur Benton Moore Sr., 71, of Decatur, will be Monday, April 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with The Reverand Tom Elder officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Simmons, Sidney Morris, Jay Russell, Jimmy Little, Tyler Simmons, and John Randall Preswood.

Mr. Moore, who died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital [Huntsville, Madison Co., AL], was born April 21, 1942, in Hartselle, Alabama to Asberry B. Moore and Naomi Jaggers Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Charlo Moore; his son, Arthur Benton Moore Jr. (Janet) of Decatur; his daughter, Nicole Moore Griffith (Phillip) of Hartselle; his step-daughter, Paige Blankenship of Decatur; his sister, Margie Blanton of Hartselle; and his granddaughter, Shanna Dunn of Decatur.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - August 29, 2013

Mary Blankenship Gilliland, 90, of Decatur passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Mary Edna Blankenship was born December 27, 1922 to Jettie Mae and Harvey Blankenship in Elmore County, Alabama.

When she was only two years old, her father died. Her mother later married Mr. Larkin Haynie, a loving stepfather until his death in 1947. In March of 1944, Mary enlisted in the Women's Army Corps. After completing basic training, she was assigned to Stewart Field in New York. In 1946, she became the first WAC on Stewart Field to be awarded the Commendation Ribbon in recognition of her superior service.

After the war, Mary continued her civil service in Montgomery where she met Mack Gilliland, another World War II veteran with roots in Elmore County. They married in Big Springs, Texas, on April 7, 1950. Soon, Mary was a homemaker with three small boys. They moved to Mobile in 1957. When the boys grew older, Mary returned to work as lunchroom manager of Adelia Williams Elementary School. Principals from across Mobile County often met there in order to enjoy her excellent meals. She retired in 1984. While in Mobile, she was an active member of Fulton Road Baptist Church, teaching both children and adults. In 1988, they moved to Decatur to be closer to children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Gilliland leaves a legacy of faith to her three sons, Wayne (Connie) Gilliland of Talladega, Ellis (Gwen) Gilliland of Decatur and Lee (Rene) Gilliland of Huntsville; six grandchildren, Chris (Cindi) Gilliland of Decatur, Tara (Scott) Salsman of Delaware, Ohio, Jeremy (Katie) Gilliland of Tuscaloosa, Greg (Blair) Gilliland of Huntsville, Michael (Candice) Gilliland of Munford and Cody Gilliland of Talladega; and six great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two brothers, Joe (Jenny) Haynie of Alexander City and Ed Haynie of Eclectic. She is reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held in the Roselawn Funeral Home chapel on Friday, August 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend A Ray Lee officiating. Her grandsons and her granddaughter's husband will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - December 27, 2013

Decatur Funeral service for Marion John Norton, age 85, of Decatur, will be Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Fornby officiating. Interment will be in Decatur City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Norton, Brian Goldman, Daniel Jones, John Carter, Kenny Shelton and Greg Shelton. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Shelton, Marvin Juhlic, Bill Cosby, Kermit Tucker, Haruki Jochochi and Frank Holland.

Mr. Norton, who died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at his residence, was born October 3, 1928, in Hartford, Ill. to John W. Norton and Beulah Blankenship Norton.

He was a devoted member of Central United Methodist Church. Mr. Norton graduated from the University of Missouri School of Engineering in 1951 and he served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1955. He moved to Decatur in 1963, working with Hayes International. In 1968 he began and operated Norton Construction Company until 1982, then began working for Morton Thiokol, and retired from there in 1992.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jewell Coppedge Norton of Decatur; two sons, Matthew Kelley Norton (Laura) of Selma, and Mitchell T. Norton (Lisa) of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one sister, Janice K. Lawrence (Terry) of Plano, Texas; four grandchildren, Jennifer Jones (Daniel) of Raleigh, N.C., Sarah N. Goldman (Brian) of Frisco, Texas, Matthew J. Norton of Plantation, Fla. and Katie E. Carter (John) of Shreveport, La; two great-grandchildren; two nephews and nieces; and five great-nephews and nieces.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Beulah Norton, 81, 06Sep1904 - ??Feb1985, Hartford, Madison, IL, IL-318-40-8904

 

1940 Census, Hartford, Chouteau Twp., Madison Co., IL,

Norton, John W. 36, M, MO, Head,

Norton, Beulah M. 35, F, MO, Wife,

Norton, Marion John 11, M, IL, Son,

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+2014, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - March 16, 2014

Funeral service for Alice E. Posey, age 78, of Decatur will be Monday, March 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at New Center Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Bates officiating with burial in the adjoining cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Ms. Posey, who died on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her home, was born September 19, 1935, in Hartselle to Otto Blankenship and Mary Brooks Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Posey.

She is survived by four sons, Danny Bates(Bev) of Hartselle, Randy Posey(Joquitta) of Cullman, Daniel Posey(Doris) of Huntsville and Bobby Posey(Mary) of Cullman; three daughters, Anita Hensley of Cullman, Melissa Knighten(Paul) of Decatur and Susan Metcalf(John) of Cullman; 16 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

Commercial-News (Danville, IL) - May 13, 2014

Darrell "Snoopy" A. Sigler, 69, of Decatur, Ala., formerly of Danville, Ill., passed away at 8:08 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Decatur Morgan Hospital, Decatur, Ala. Darrell was born on Dec. 6, 1944, to Dallas and Ella Sigler in Danville.

He and his wife, Mary Lou, lived in Danville until moving to Hartselle, Ala., in 2009. He was married to Mary Lou Turpin on Aug. 28, 1982, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dale of Texas and Kenneth of California; a stepdaughter, Debbie (Jim) Blankenship of Decatur, Ala.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters, one stepson, one stepdaughter and two granddaughters.

He was employed at Peterson Puritan for 17 years. His hobbies were dirt racing, three-wheel and motorcycle riding, building and working on trikes and cars and wood working. He also had a passion for riding and training horses in his younger years and continued to enjoy rodeos.

A celebration of Darrell's "Snoopy's" life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, Westville. He will be laid to rest in Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Westville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Danville, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on Apr. 14, 2014

Funeral for Bobby Clark, 81, of Danville will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wendell Calahan, Bro. Jimmy Legg and Bro. Mark Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mr. Clark, who died April 11, 2014, at his residence, he was born March 26, 1933, in Jefferson County to Bearl Clark and Bessie Armstrong. Mr. Clark owned and operated a service station in the Neel community for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Allen Ray Clark.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Alline Clark; son, Stanley Clark (Tommie); daughters, Betsy Hale (Phillip), Marsha Stephenson, and Carol Terry, all of Danville; brothers, Winfred Clark of Decatur, Dewey Clark of Hillsboro, Wilburn Clark of Blountsville; sisters, Coretha Powers of Hillsboro, Maggie Thomas of Fayetteville, Ga; grandchildren, John Hale, Blake Hale, Angela Stephenson, Elizabeth Blaxton, April Davis, Darlene Blankenship; three stepgrandchildren, Dana, Stephanie, Jason; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Falkville, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - November 10, 2013

Funeral service for Martha G. Turney, 73, of Falkville will be Monday, November 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Faith Independent Church with Brother James E. Mills Jr. officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Turney Family and Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse Conn, Malcolm Sheppard, Jason Freeman, Don Sandlin and Ray Partain.

Mrs. Turney, who died Friday, November 8, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital [Madison Co., AL], was born August 1, 1940, in Morgan County to Barney L. Maples and Edna Lois Owens Maples.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Turney; one son, Winford R. Turney; three brothers, Jamie Maples, Junior Maples and Wayne Maples; two sisters, Edna Lawrence and Jewel Whitehead; and her parents.

Survivors include one son, Gary W. Turney (Jan) of Falkville; two daughters, Cathy Mills (James) and Brenda Turney, both of Falkville; daughter-in-law, Sandi Turney of Falkville; one brother, Bobby Maples of Hartselle; two sisters, Shirley McCurry and Doris Blankenship, both of Hartselle; three grandchildren, Jason Freeman, Kymberly Turney and Kristan Turney; and five great-grandchildren, Justis Freeman, Sarah Freeman, Taven Conn, Kymarie Sheppard and Haven Conn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Falkville, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - November 15, 2013

Graveside service for Annie Mae Murphy, 86, of Falkville will be Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Cedar Creek Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Murphy died on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born January 30, 1927, in Cullman County to William Curtis Huffstutler and Victoria Lee Blankenship. Annie Mae spent her last 13 years at the Summerford Nursing Home being an inspiration to others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Will L. Murphy; and one daughter, Laurie McRae.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ramey (Bob) and Faye Murphy; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1940 Census, Precinct 18, Cullman Co., AL,

Huffstutler, Curtis W. 38, M, AL, Head,

Huffstutler, Victoria 32, F, AL, Wife,

Huffstutler, Leo M. 14, M, AL, Son,

Huffstutler, Annie M. 13, F, AL, Dau,

Huffstutler, Billy Jean 06, M, AL, Son,

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2011, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - March 5, 2011

Helen 'Learlene' Maze, Southern Hartselle Memorial service for Helen Learlene, 84, of Hartselle will be today, March 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Patterson officiating.

Mrs. Southern, who passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Decatur General Hospital, was born October 29, 1926, to Joseph William "Billy" Maze and Mamie Lois Reeves Maze. Mrs. Southern owned and operated Mr. Catfish Restaurant in Hartselle from 1976 until 1993.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Southern and two sisters, Evelyn Blankenship and Wilma Cheatham.

Survivors include her son, Bill Southern and his wife, Carol; two granddaughters, Jenny Patterson and her husband, Patrick, Beth Carter and her husband, Jason; four great-grandchildren, Kyle and Olivia Patterson, Sidney and Alex Carter. She is also survived by three brothers, William "Buddy" Maze (Sally), Leo Maze (Yvonne) and Jimmy Maze (Barbara); and two sisters, Betty McCarter and Bobbie Stinson (Jimmy). In addition, Mrs. Southern, is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. She was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church and attended the Mary Martha Sunday School class.

Pallbearers will be Howell Cheatham, Steve Cheatham, Gary Peebles, Kevin Chappell, Patrick Patterson and Jason Carter. Burial will be Hartselle Memory Gardens. Peck Funeral Home directing.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - July 8, 2011

Duane Leon "Steve" Nelson died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at his residence in Hartselle. He was born in Ohio to Robert Leon and Blanche Presley Nelson on April 4, 1944.

He lived most of his life in Cole Springs and graduated from Falkville High School. Steve owned and operated Nelson Construction and had previously owned and operated Nelson Iron and Metal and was a Partner at N&W Metals. A loving husband, father and friend he enjoyed helping others and was always thoughtful and kind to everyone. He loved working and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate, Melba Veal Nelson; two loving daughters, Connie Puckett (Troy) of Falkville and Kelly Holmes of Eva; one stepson, Steve Mote of Huntsville; one stepdaughter, Cynthia Blankenship of Somerville; two special brothers, Bill R. Nelson (Donna) of Somerville, John Nelson (Martha) of Falkville and special uncle, Ralph Nelson, whom Steve considered a third brother; five grandchildren, Blake, Jarred, Hannah, Tyler and Katie; three stepgrandchildren, Brianna, Madelyn and Ella; and one great-grandchild, Colton Cameron.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Nelson Latham

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 10, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Hodges and the Rev. Milan Dekich officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Cagle, Nathan Davis, Jerry Smith, Jared Puckett, Tyler Childers and Blake Puckett. Honorary pallbearers will be Wheeler Basin Good Sams Camping Club.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - September 16, 2011

Funeral for Hilda Jewel Singleton, 83, of Hartselle will be Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at New Center Baptist Church with Bro. Ben Bates officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in New Center Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Singleton, who died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at Hartselle Medical Center, was born February 29, 1928, in Morgan County to the late Richard McKinley Blankenship and Alcie Mae Maples Blankenship. She was a member of New Center Baptist Church.

She retired as a dietary supervisor from Hartselle Medical Center. Her husband, Alvis Singleton, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one sister, C. L. Moore of Hartselle; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Michael Cocke, Mike Graham, Kent King, Tyler Stinson, Gary Mack Blankenship and Von Yeager.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - July 5, 2012

Funeral service for Theron H. Blankenship, 83, of Hartselle will be Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tommy Bolan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship, who died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Parkway Medical Center, was born October 13, 1928, in Morgan County to Hubert Morris Blankenship and Bessie Floyd Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a retired truck driver for Mason-Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Blankenship and a brother, Hillman Blankenship.

Survivors include his three sons, William Morris "Butch" Blankenship, Theron Michael Blankenship and Keith Randall Blankenship; one daughter, Patricia Carol Smith; one brother, Arlee Blankenship; two sisters, Linda Miller and Nell Childers; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Decatur Daily on December 25, 2012

Visitation for Randall A. "Randy" Hopper of Hartselle will be tonight, December 26, 2012 from 6 to 8 at Peck Funeral Home.

Mr. Hopper died Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was born November 7, 1947, in Morgan County to Robert Edward Hopper and Sarah Lucille Blankenship Hopper Kerwood. Mr. Hopper was "Randy" to those who knew and loved him. He was a loving father and grandfather. Randy lived most of his life in Chicago, Illinois, but moved in recent years to North Alabama to be near his family. He was loved and will be truly missed. He was an electrician for the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electrical Union in Chicago, Ill.)

Survivors include one son, Randall Anthony Hopper, Jr. (Wanda) of Las Vegas, Nev.; mother, Lucille Kerwood of Somerville; three brothers, Robert Hopper, Jr. (Terri) of Hartselle, Roger Hopper (Carolyn) of Tampa, Fla., and Ronald Bean (Ellen) of Hartselle; one sister, Debbie Bender (Mark) of Chicago, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - August 27, 2013

Funeral for William C. "Buddy" Maze, 79, of Hartselle will be Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Blackman officiating. Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be David Grove, Wesley Grove, Nathan Grove, Danny Melson, Bill Southern and Mike Watson.

Mr. Maze died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born June 13, 1934, in Morgan County to William Joseph Maze and Mamie Lois Reeves Maze. Mr. Maze was a member of East Highland Baptist Church. He was formerly employed by Nashville Express Company in Birmingham as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Learlene Southern, Evelyn Blankenship and Wilma Cheatham.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Maze; one daughter, Cindy Maze Grove (David) of Hartselle; two brothers:, Leo Maze (Yvonne) and Jimmy Maze (Barbara), both of Somerville; two sisters, Betty McCarter and Bobbie Stinson (Jimmy), both of Somerville; and four grandchildren, Wesley Grove, Nathan Grove, Hayden Grove Furmanek and Haley Grove.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Evelyn L., 77, 24Jun1930 - 31Jul2007, Falkville, Morgan, AL, AL-424-26-9267

 

2014, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - August 18, 2014

Visitation for Martha Elaine Camp Winton, 78, of Hartselle will be Tuesday August 19, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.

Mrs. Winton was born December 29, 1935, in Dekalb County to William Roy Camp and Georgia Alta Mae Smith Camp. She died Saturday August 16, 2014, at Huntsville, [Madison Co., AL], Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, William Edward Winton.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Winton; one daughter, Karla Winton Gibson (Russ); two grandsons, Jonathan Blankenship (Alanna) and Benjamin Blankenship (Kelli); five great-grandchildren, Chase Blankenship , Madison Grace (Maddie) Blankenship , Ross Blankenship , Emerson Louise (Emmie) Blankenship and Brooks Blankenship ; and 11 honorary brothers and sisters, Gene Winton, Carolyn Bess, Wanda Westmoreland, Willodean Bramlett, Peggy Holland, Linda Nichols, Arlon Winton, Kenneth Winton, William Lang, Don Winton and Jay Winton(deceased).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) Date: August 26, 2014

Funeral service for Gloria Clemons Montgomery, 84, of Hartselle will be Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Alan Queen officiating. Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chris Montgomery, Matt Montgomery, Mike McKelvey, Joe Blankenship, Greg Clemons and Dr. Tim Bachmann.

Mrs. Montgomery died Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was born April 4, 1930, in Morgan County to the late Albert A. Clemons and Eunice Jones Clemons.

She was a housewife and mother, along with her other past jobs as an administrative assistant for Hartselle Medical Center and Dr. Charles Prickett, and as a susbstitute teacher for a period of time for the Hartselle City School System.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, John W. Montgomery; one son, David Montgomery (Linda) of Hartselle; one daughter, Jean Montgomery Rausch (Dave) of Hartselle; one brother, Billy Gene Clemons (Billie Jo) of Hartselle; four grandchildren, Chris Montgomery of Madison, Jennifer Blankenship (Joe) of Hartselle, Michael McKelvey (Callie) of Hartselle and Matt Montgomery (Melisa) of Auburn; and eight great- grandchildren, Christin and Sean Montgomery, Lauren Blankenship , Camryn and Colton McKelvey, Ava Montgomery, Daniel and Kevin Blankenship .

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Priceville, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - January 21, 2014

James "Jimmy" Brown, 68, of Priceville formerly of Douglas, died Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was born February 16, 1945, in Alabama to James Newman "Sprout" Brown and Elvie Gerome Long Brown.

He was a 1963 graduate of Douglas High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Mr. Brown worked for Brown and Root, Inc. and was a member of Somerville Baptist Church. He was a longtime resident of Morgan County.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Ashley Brown; his parents; one brother, Ronald Brown and brother-in-law, John Weems.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy Brown; one daughter, Sonya Troxtel of Gadsden; stepchildren, Dara Carnes of Douglas, John Neal of Trinity and Michelle Couey of Gadsden; grandchildren, Jessica Bailey, Justin Carnes, Tate Neal, Talon Neal, Andrew Couey, Brooke Couey, Kyle Troxtel, Kaley Troxtel and Alexis Brown; great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Brown Weems and Susan Blankenship, both of Oneonta; sister-in-law, Debra Brown of Douglas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

David Lewis, Josh Grubbs and Moses Clark, Music Minister from First Baptist Church, Oneonta, will conduct the funeral service from the chapel of Snead Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. with interment in Zion Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Register, Dusty Register, Jason Brown, Russell Brown, Justin Carnes and Mike Graben.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Somerville, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - February 15, 2011

Craig L. Mitchell, Somerville Funeral service for Craig L. Mitchell, 47, of Somerville will be Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stanley Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Center Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell, who died Sunday, February 13, 2011, at his residence, was born May 12, 1963, in Morgan County to Amis Andrew Mitchell and Margaret Ann Blankenship Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Wayne Mitchell; and his grandmothers, Linie Mitchell Cole and Lola Lott Blankenship.

Survivors include his girlfriend, Teresa French; one daughter, Helenia Mitchell of Jasper; his parents, Andrew Mitchell and Margaret Ann Blankenship Mitchell; three brothers, Randy A. Mitchell of Fort Worth, Texas, Garry A. Mitchell of Glasco, Ky., and Michael D. Mitchell of Somerville; one sister, Vickie L Swader; and three grandchildren, Lexy Waldrep, Ethan Waldrep and Haydance Waldrep.

Pallbearers will be Charles Swader, Amos R. Auther Mitchell, Andrew Cameron Mitchell, Keith Williams, Jesse Waldrep and D.J. Waldrep. Honorary pallbearers will be B.A.C.A. family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Somerville, Morgan Co., AL, Death

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - September 21, 2011

Martha G. Blankenship, 74, died September 19, 2011. Funeral will be today at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in New Center Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Somerville, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.peckfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1267605&fh_id=11078

Funeral service for Martha G. Blankenship, 74, will be Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Moore officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in New Center Cemetery.

Ms. Blankenship died on Monday, September 19, 2011 at Summerford Nursing Home [Falkville, Morgan Co., AL]. She was born September 27, 1936, in Morgan County to Neal Edward Blankenship and Lucy A. Caudle Blankenship, who preceded her in death. She worked at Hartselle Medical Center, Decatur Med Surg Center, and Parkway Medical Center hospitals in her nursing career as an Operating Room Scrub Nurse.

Survivors include: One Daughter: Yvette B. Stackhouse (Thomas Jay), Decatur, AL. Five Brothers: Joe Neal Blankenship, Hartselle, AL, Edgar Van Blankenship, Hartselle, AL, Ray Blankenship, Athens, AL, Dan Blankenship, Hartselle, AL, John Wayne Blankenship, Hartselle, AL. Three Sisters: Margaret Hanners, Hartselle, AL, Susie Blankenship, Hartselle, AL, Shelia Davis, Priceville, AL. Two Surviving Grandchildren: Danielle Brooke Adell Johnson Cole Thomas George Stackhouse

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Somerville, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.peckfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1439306&fh_id=11078

Graveside service for, Jimmy Dale Blankenship 56, will be Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Somerville City Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Somerville Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born January 31, 1956, in Morgan County to William Roosevelt Blankenship and Marie Bartlett.

He was preceded in death by his father .

Survivors include: Marie Bartlett, Eva, AL, One Brother: Danny Bartlett , Five Sisters: Lisa Beaver, Susie Gay, Bobbie Bartlett, Mary Marbut, Dianne Ragsdale

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Trinity, Morgan Co., AL, Obituary

The Decatur Daily, (AL) - October 21, 2011

Funeral for Donald Wayne Boyles, 78, of Trinity will be Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Chris Godbee officiating. Burial will be in Owens Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Boyles, who died Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at Parkway Medical Center, was born July 10, 1933, in Lawrence County to Luther and Chelsey Blankenship Boyles. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He retired as a maintenance worker from the Center for the Developmentally Disabled of North Central Alabama. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Boyles was preceded in death by three brothers, Hershel Boyles, Luther Junior Boyles and Lonnie "Sam" Boyles; and three sisters, Bernice Roberts, Mattie Djedzina and Mable Pierce.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Summers Boyles; four sons, Joel Boyles and Celina of Mount Hope, Michael Boyles of Town Creek, Danny Boyles of Decatur and Eddie Boyles and Tina of Decatur; one daughter, Anita Boyles of Trinity; two brothers, Pete Boyles and Gloria of Oakland, Tenn., and Winford "Jim" Boyles and Pat of Moulton; six grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Morgan Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Pauline R. 92, 13Nov1917 - 15Mar2010, Decatur, Morgan, AL, TX-461-94-8422

Blankenship, William L. 79, 16Jul1931 - 13Jan2011, Decatur, Morgan, AL, AL-424-34-5501

 

Russell

 

2011, Fort Mitchell, Russell Co., AL, Obituary

Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA) - December 17, 2011

Fort Mitchell, AL - Gary D. Meares, 66 of Fort Mitchell, AL passed away Wednesday December 14, 2011 in Columbus, GA.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011, 12:00 noon EST at St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church in Phenix City with Pastor Aaron Harris officiating.

Mr. Meares was born November 14, 1945 in Decatur, AL to the late Jodie H. Meares and Estelle Irene Chambliss Meares. He was retired as a heavy equipment operator for Florida Rock in Columbus, GA and was a member of St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Meares enjoyed hunting and fishing and just loved the outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (4) brothers, Millard, Willard, Louie and Lum Meares.

He is survived by his children, Melissa James and husband Edward, Thomas Meares and wife Rhonda, Sarah Flynn and husband Daniel, Robin Rozell and husband Raymond, Matthew Meares and Philip Meares. (7) sisters, Edith Terry, Connie Wilbanks and husband Wendell, Brenda Blankenship and husband Tom, Martha Miller, Vickie Whisenant, Linda Peterson and Leliyan Davis, (2) brothers, Wayne Meares and Jimmy Meares, (18) grandchildren, (12) great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, church family and many caring friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Saint Clair

 

2011, Moody, St. Clair Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from September 15 to September 16, 2011

Blankenship, Marion O. age 86 of Moody, AL passed away September 14, 2011.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Blankenship, mother, Dessie Franks Finney and father, Marion Jackson Powell.

She is survived by her brother, William Jackson Powell, niece, Deborrah Powell Looney (Eddie), great niece, Laura Marie Perry, great nephew, Christopher Brian Looney and great great nephew, Ryan Christopher Perry.

Graveside Services will be Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Forest Crest Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Odenville, St. Clair Co., AL,

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/320923/Braden-Carolyn.php

Carolyn M. Braden, 68, of Odenville, Alabama passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Sunday, March 27, 2011. She was born July 25, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Carolyn was a member of Ashville Road Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Shades Valley High School. She worked at Vulcan Materials Company for over 24 years. She began her career as the Secretary to the manager of Market Research and advanced to being a Market Research Analyst. She worked on many of the Acquisitions by Vulcan Materials including The Saudi Arabian project and the Mexico Project. She was a caring, loving wife, and mother and was an inspiration to her friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Braden; son, Scott Watkins (Tammy); daughters, Lori Goehring and Paula Blankenship. She is also survived by her brother, R. B. Bob Myrick (Barbara); grandsons, Heathe and Matthew Watkins; granddaughters, Lindsay and Ashley Blankenship, Alexandra and Alayna Goehring; and countless others who valued her wisdom, counseling, and guidance.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12:00pm at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Rev. Drew Kizer will be officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Odenville, Saint Clair Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from February 25 to February 26, 2012

Augustus 'Gus' Blankenship, Age 95 of Odenville passed away February 24, 2012.

Gus is preceded in death by his wife Lelia Sparks Blankenship, son Terry D. Blankenship, grandson Robert Gary Blankenship and his brothers and sisters. He was a member of Odenville Methodist Church and Odenville Masonic Lodge #705.

He is survived by his sons Lawrence D. Blankenship (Alice) and James Richard Blankenship (Jimmie Lou), brother Jack Blankenship (Eloise), grandchildren Ronald Blankenship, Sherri Blankenship, Janet Watson, Vickie Roden and Terri Giles, numerous great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be at 11 AM on Tuesday at Kilgroe Funeral Home Leeds Chapel with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Odenville, Saint Clair Co., AL, Obituary

Published in St. Clair Times on April 4, 2013

James Barry "Bo" Hines age 67 of Odenville, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 31, 2013 peacefully in his sleep. Bo is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Campbell Hines and Jessie Jewell Scott Hines.

Bo is lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty Sue Melvin Hines of 39 years; brother, Randy (Brenda) Hines; sisters, Judy (David) Dobbs; Cathie (Steve) Jackson; three sons, David (Lisa) Hines; Steven (Doron) Hines; Jeffery (Becky) Harris; three daughters, Kimberly Hines (Brandon) Blankenship; Jamie Hines Morgan; Regina (Carl) Harris; 9 grandsons; 3 granddaughters; 1 great granddaughter; his nieces and nephews and the rest of his family and friends.

Services were held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2 PM at Kilgroe Funeral Home Leeds Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Odenville, Saint Clair Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from April 13 to April 14, 2013

Paula Watkins Blankenship, age 45, of Odenville, Alabama went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2013. She was born June 16, 1968 at Castle Rock AFB in California.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn M. Braden; grandparents, Bruce and Francis Myrick.

She is survived by her father, Bill Braden and her daughters, Lindsay Blankenship and Ashley Blankenship. She is also survived by her brother, Scott Watkins (Tammy); her sister, Lori Watkins Goehring; nephews, Heathe and Matthew Watkins; nieces, Alexandria and Alanya Goehring and countless friends. Paula attended Hewitt Trussville High School.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00pm at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East in Trussville. Reverend Drew Kizer will be officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Springville, Saint Clair Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on January 22, 2013

Funeral services for Mr. Harold Leroy Lyner, 68, will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel at 2 P.M. with the Rev. R. L. Morris officiating. Burial will be at County Line. Pallbearers are Robert Fields, Roy Fields, Carisa Fields, Bruce Jones, D.J. Silmon, Nick Fowler.

Mr. Lyner passed away January 18, 2013 in Springville.

He is preceded in death by son, Thomas Lyner; sisters, Mary Blankenship, Betty Grimes, Sandra Louise Hill; brothers, Eddie Lyner, Milton Lyner, Junior Lyner.

He is survived by daughters, Wendy (Robert) Fields of Childersburg, Carissa (Roy) Fields of Childersburg; son, Bruce Jones of Sylacauga; grandchildren, Ashley Eakin, Dana Eakin, Chance Fields, Charity Hamilton; great-grandchild, Robert Olden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Shelby

 

2010, Alabaster, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 25, 2010

Larry Michael Leffew Sr., 62, formerly of Bradshaw and Hanover, W.Va., died December 22, 2010 of a short illness in Alabaster, Ala. Born February 2, 1948 in Welch, W.Va. to Taylor and Lillian Adkins Leffew, he grew up in Bradshaw with four sisters and assorted dogs. Michael worked as a coal miner for more than forty years in West Virginia and Alabama, and he was a master electrician.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Taylor and Lillian Leffew.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Deyon Blankenship Leffew of Montevallo, Ala.; daughter, Mylinda Leffew, of Man, W.Va.; son, Larry Michael Leffew Jr. of Alabaster, Ala.; and five grandchildren, McKahla Deyon West, Lilly Desiree Leffew West, Bailee Renee Leffew, Cody Clendenon, and Zachary James Holcomb; four sisters, Linda Leffew Hammond of Chatsworth, Ga., Kathy Leffew McGuire of Mt. Holly, N.C., Elizabeth Leffew Hewitt of Supply, N.C., and Jana Leffew Perdue of Winston-Salem, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in West Virginia.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Alabaster, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on December 8, 2012

Nancy H. Chandler, age 69, of 434 Meadowlark Place, Alabaster, AL., died at Shelby Baptist Hospital on Thursday, December 6, 2012. A native of Claxton, she was born November 13, 1943, the daughter of the late Clyde Hughes and Nellie Grace Hutto. Mrs. Chandler was employed as a Pharmacy Tech with Walgreens.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Richland First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Williams officiating. A burial service will follow at Harmony Cemetery in Richland.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kim Webb, Randy Webb, Roger and Kimme Webb, and Lee and Lisa Webb; four sisters and brothers-in law, Callie H. and Ray Bridges, Betty H. Blankenship, Carrie Nell H. and Dixie Warren, and Linda H. and Herman Moore; four step-children, six grand-children, eight step-grandchildren, and seven great grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Lois Hutto Condrey and a step-son.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Alabaster, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2161877&fh_id=12049

Halle Scott Windham, age 15 months old, a resident of Alabaster, AL, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Westwood Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Columbiana City Cemetery.

Halle is survived by her parents, Jeff and Amy Windham; sisters, Marlee Windham, Layla Grace Windham; grandparents, James and Jane Windham, Dennis and Judy Blankenship; great grandmother, Eloise Blankenship, Elaine Cowles and numerous aunts, uncles, family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Calera, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com/sitemaker/sites/martin1/obit.cgi?user=1195572Blankenship

Emily J. Blankenship, 92, of Calera died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Shelby Ridge, Alabaster, AL. She was born on Sunday, February 27, 1921 in Callaway, KY, Daughter of the late Robert Newell Johnson and the late Sally Jane Winchester Johnson. She was a Homemaker. A diligent worker and prayer warrior for Christ.

Surviving are Son, James L. Blankenship of Calera, AL; Granddaughters, Stephanie (Kenny) Jones, MS, Amy (David) Nail, TN, Beth Blankenship, S.C.; 8 Great-Grandchildren, 5 Nieces & 2 Nephews greatly loved; Daughter-in-Law, Anna Chandler of Thorsby, AL.

She was preceded in death by Husband, James E. Blankenship, Son, Donald Earl Blankenship, Son, Emil Gene Blankenship, Sister, Flora Rowland, Sister, Leta Adair, Brother, John Edd Johnson, Brother, Robert Johnson.

Friends will be received from 6-8, Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Harpersville, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - April 12, 2011

Harpersville - Graveside services for R. J. Green, 94, will be Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11 a. m. in Harpersville Cemetery with the Rev. William Rayfield and the Rev. David Williams officiating. Mr. Green passed away on April 10, 2011 at Sylacauga Health & Rehab. Mr. Green retired from Kimberly-Clark Paper Mill in Childersburg with 30 years of service. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening and sharing the vegetables from the garden with his neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Foster Green.

He is survived by sons, Robert D. Green and Bobby R. Green of Harpersville; daughter, Sara Blankenship of Sylacauga; sister, Ozay McElroy of Hueytown; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2012, Helena, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from June 30 to July 1, 2012

Donald Ray Blankenship II, Age 63, of Helena, AL, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years; Jane Blankenship; brother, Larry Edward Blankenship (Teresa); daughters: Bonnie Foster (Donald), Katie Lyerly and Stacey Blankenship; sons, Scott Edward Blankenship and David Richard Blankenship; and 7 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 2 at 11:am at Charter Funeral Home in Calera, Al.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Maylene, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from April 23 to April 24, 2013

Wilburn M. Peeples, Jr., age 64, of Maylene, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He served his country in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 with love, honor and valor.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shana Peeples; father, Wilburn Peeples, Sr and mother Joneal Peeples.

Survivors include his loving wife, Freida; daughter, Tracy Walton (Daryl), son, Shawn (Teri); sisters, Linda Moore (Howard), Shirley Johnson (Bobby) and Diane Leslie (Red); grandchildren, Kevin, Jacob, Lexi Peeples, Amanda Fontaine (Eric) and Jessica Walton; special sister-in-laws, Glenda Payne, Cindy Thomas (Rick); brother-in-law, Dennis Blankenship (Judy)and a host of special nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Montevallo, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from December 29 to December 30, 2012

Timothy Johnson, age 55, of Montevallo, passed away December 28, 2012. He was the glue that held our family together. We love him and will miss him. Tim was a great friend and role model. Tim was a member of Mayberry Baptist Church in Pea Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Mildred Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet Johnson; sons, T. J. (Jamie) Johnson, and James Michael (Emily) Johnson; daughter, April (John) Blankenship; sisters, Gayla (Skip) Stano, Sheila Dennis and Brenda (Andy) Pickett; grandchildren, Hayden Johnson and Timothy Johnson; like parents, Donald and Faye Seagle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation begins at 12 PM January 2, 2013 at Rockco Funeral Home Montevallo. Graveside services will be followed at Macedonia Cemetery at 2 PM.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Westover, Shelby Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1594316&fh_id=12049

Barbara Louise McCormack (November 11, 1937 - September 19, 2012)

Barbara L. McCormack, age 74, a resident of Westover, AL, passed away September 19, 2012.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 at Bolton Funeral Home. Burial will be follow in McCormack Cemetery.

Mrs. McCormack is preceded in death by her husband, James McCormack, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Patricia McCormack, Kathy Averette, Jeffery McCormack; granddaughters, Christy Blankenship, Rebecca Fitzwater, Maggie McCormack; great grandsons, Nick Eidson, Jalen Blankenship and other family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Shelby Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Charles W. 65, 05Apr1945 - 16Mar2011, Columbiana, Shelby, AL, AL-416-60-7915

 

Talladega

 

2014, Bon Air, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Jan. 23, 2014

Funeral service for Mr. Willis J. Hylemon, Jr., will be Friday, January 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church. The Rev. Keith Meadors will officiate and burial with military honors will be in Germany Mountain Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howard Smith, Michael Ray, Bill Kallenbach, Freddie Browning, Donald Kelley, Jason Grice. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Wesson, Tip Hickman, Robert Dillard, John Pody, and Edward Holley. Mr. Hylemon will lie in state at the church from 12-1 p.m.

He passed away January 20, 2014 at his residence.

He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Childersburg and retired from Kimberly-Clark where he was a supervisor.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Inez Connell.

He is survived by his sisters, Minda Champion of Talladega, Jimmy Faye Lowe of Texas, Jennie Mizzell of Goodwater, and Shirley Merck of Birmingham; aunts, Claudine Cheatwood of Montgomery and Christine Blankenship of Talladega; several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Childersburg, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - November 6, 2012

Funeral service for Melinda Kay Blankenship, 56, will be Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel with the Rev. George Wood officiating. Burial will be in Fayetteville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Burton, Ron Pennington, Chandler Blankenship, Lucus Sims, Scott Fitzsimmons and Jason Blankenship.

Ms. Blankenship passed away November 5, 2012. She was retired from the City of Childersburg as a police officer where she served 25 years. She was a native of Childersburg.

She is survived by sons, Shelby Lytton of Childersburg and Jerry Blankenship of Sylacauga; daughter, Stephanie Tay Hayes (Corey) of Sylacauga; 7 grandchildren; brothers, Joey Vanzant (Rhonda) of Fayetteville and Jimmy Vanzant of Sylacauga; sisters, Christy Morris of Sylacauga; Cindy Wideman of Childersburg, Tina Smith of Wilsonville; Sandy Bryant of Douglasville, GA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Childersburg, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Dec. 24, 2013

Funeral service for Terry Adair Blankenship, 62, will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Don Evans officiating. Burial will be in Newsite Baptist Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL. Pallbearers will be Shane Blankenship, Chandler Blankenship, Lane Hayes, Larry Blankenship, Wayne Payton, Josh Blankenship and Scottie Franklin Jones.

Mr. Blankenship died Monday, December 23, 2013 at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, AL. He was a Security Officer for Kimberly Clark for 24 years and worked for the Childersburg Police Department from 1971 until 1996. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was Baptist by faith.

He is survived by his son, Jason Blankenship and Jerry Blankenship both of Fayetteville; daughter, Stephanie Ann Hayes of Fayetteville; brother, Bobby Blankenship of Weogufka; sisters, Mavis Pope of Rockford, Elizabeth Ann Opperman of Stewartville and Doris Poe of Oklahoma City, OK.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Public Records; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KPS8-8L1

Terry A Blankenship b. 17 Nov 1951, Residence: Childersburg, AL

 

2012, Fayetteville, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on November 22, 2012

Funeral service for Mrs. Georgia Benton Morris, 81, will be Friday November 23, 2012 at Curtis and Son North Chapel at 11AM with the Rev. Matt Lite officiating. Burial will be at Talladega Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Morris passed away November 20, 2012 at Russell Medical Center [Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL]. She started a career as a nurse because of her love and concern of other people. She dedicated her life as one of Jehovah's Witnesses to show her love and concern to others of not only their physical health but more important to her their spiritual health, encouraging others to share her love of the Almighty God Jehovah and to honor His name.

She is survived by husband of 60 years Daniel Brown Morris, of Fayetteville; Daughter, Sonya Samuels (Paul) of Fayetteville; Sons, Daniel Paul Morris (Melissa) of Phoenix, AZ, Christopher Benjamin Morris (Tracey) of Durango, CO; Sisters, Lou Baker of Clanton, Verbie Blankenship of Alexander City; Brothers, David Sallas of Rockford, Lee Sallas of Rockford; Grandchildren, Jeremy Samuels, Johnathan Samuels, Jerod Samuels, Danielle Morris; Great Grandchildren' Will Samuels, Zoe Samuels, Logan Samuels, Gage Samuels, Several Nieces and Nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Munford, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on April 11, 2013

Funeral services for William Edmond Thomas, 78, of Munford, will be Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Usrey Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Danny Cotton will officiate and burial will be in Winterboro Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny and Shane Stoudenmire, Seth and Jesse Thomas, Martin Petrosky, and Adam Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Joby Hannah, Eric McDonald and Jason Daniels.

Mr. Thomas passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Citizens BMC [Talladega, Talladega Co., AL]. Mr. Thomas was native of Talladega County. He served his country in the U.S. Marine corp from 1953-1957. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for 25 years as the music assistant. He retired from Crown Textile with 30 years of service as a loom technician.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Jesse "Jake" and Mary Louise Thomas; son, William Joseph Thomas.

He is survived by wife of 57 years, Annie Mae Thomas; son, James "Jimmy" Edmond Thomas and wife Susie; daughter, Kimbra Annette Dagle; grandchildren, Tracy Shirey, Jennifer Petrosky, Amanda Hannah, Jesse Thomas, Ginny Lyn Dagle, Cathryn Thomas, Ann Marie Gindle, Seth Thomas; great grandchildren, Breanna Petrosky, Ethan Blankenship, Aiden Blankenship, Ashley Petrosky, Brody Hannah and Brayden Gindle.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Munford, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Nov. 19, 2013

Randy D. Blankenship 48 of Munford, Mr. Blankenship died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong native of Talladega County and attended Munford High School. Randy B was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and nephew. He was an exceptional friend and loved them dearly. As he would say, "You are never dead unless you are forgotten". And he will never be forgotten.

He is proceeded in death by his mother Melba Blankenship.

He is survived by a daughter Tiffany Blankenship, son Christopher Blankenship and wife Lacey, father Roy Blankenship, brother Ricky Blankenship and wife Rebecca grandsons Creed and Axel, Stepsons Casey, Colby and Chase Stephens,7 step grandchildren and 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

Memorial service will be held Tuesday Nov. 19 4:00pm at Usrey Funeral Home Chapel family will receive friends from 3:00 until time of service. The Rev Ray Camp will officiate the service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Public Records; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KPDC-GSX

Blankenship, Roy D. b. 01 Sep 1946, Residence; Munford, AL

 

2011, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - November 1, 2011

Sylacauga, AL - Funeral service for Wayne H. Morris, 61, will be Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 11:00 am at Radney-smith Chapel with Rev. Tommy Thornton, Rev. R. L. Morris officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL. Mr. Morris died Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Coosa Valley Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by father, Sgt. Joe Morris, who served in the Korean War.

He is survived by his mother, Allison Morris of Sylacauga; adoptive father, James E. Smelley of Sylacauga; uncles, W.R. Hanna, wife Sandra, of Sylacauga, Elvin Morris of Cullman and Larry Morris of Sylacauga; aunts, Cordelia Gandy of Rockford, Linda Hanna of Sylacauga, Florence Dunn of Sylacauga, Margean Whitfield of Sterrett and Brenda of Pensacola, FL; cousins, Roy Hanna of Sylacauga, Eddie Hanna of Sylacauga, Susan Wilson of Rockford, Danny Ezekiel of Sylacauga, Kenny Ezekiel of Pell City, Craig Jennings of WV and Margie Blankenship of Weogufka; special cousins Drake Kelley, William Hanna, Lane Hanna and Shan Hanna, all of Sylacauga; special friends Alisha Weathers and Amy Barnett, who loved him like a brother; Special family care taker, Geneva Wood and a host of beloved friends.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Weathers, Mike Bearden, Roy Hanna, Tim Luker, Earl Jones, Billy Hamilton, David Blackmon and Clint Conway. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Hanna, Tony Blankenship, Walt Smelley, Kenny Ezekiel and Danny Ezekiel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - July 24, 2012

Funeral service for Thomas W. "Tom" Anderson, 79, will be Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Radney-Smith Chapel with Dr. Jeff Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Weogufka Family Worship Center Cemetery in Weogufka, AL. Pallbearers will be Frankie Hamilton, Eddie Murray, Kevin Cowell, Jason Blocker, Keith Ray and Dustin Wright.

Mr. Anderson died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, [Jefferson Co.] AL.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Thomas W. Anderson Sr.; mother, Myra (Ponder) Anderson Johnson; sister, Myra Eva Blankenship; and step-son, Jeffrey Robinson. He graduated from Georgia Tech with his degree in Engineering and then worked for Lockheed-Martin in Georgia as a structural engineer. In 1974, he established the Yamaha dealership in Sylacauga and owned and operated the dealership until his retirement. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Anderson, of Sylacauga; son, Jon Anderson, and wife, Dianna, of Rockford; stepbrother, Renny Johnson; step-son, Steve Robinson; grandson, Dalton Anderson; granddaughter, Emily Pitts, and husband, Rick; grandsons, Justin Robinson, and wife, Andrea, Shane Robinson, and wife, Jamie, and Trey Turner; granddaughter, Summer Wright; great-grandsons, Dylan Robinson, Drake Pitts, and Jadon Robinson; great-granddaughter, Shaley Robinson; one nephew and two nieces.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on March 17, 2013

Graveside service for Patricia Barnett, 62, will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. in 1st Weogufka Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Brandon Baird officiating. Pallbearers will be Tyler McKinney, Tanner Barnett, Shane Blankenship, Jack Brewer, Johnny Bailey and Jimmy Bailey.

Mrs. Barnett died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Coosa Valley Medical Center.

She is survived by her son, Michael Barnett, wife Melinda of Alexander City; daughter, Tracie Blankenship, husband Jason of Fayetteville,; brothers, James Rodger Bailey of Clay County and Johnny Wayne Bailey of Lincoln; sisters, Mary Faye Skelton of Childersburg and Claira Bailey of Florida; grandchildren, Phillip Tyler McKinney, Michael Tanner Barnett, Madison Taylor Barnett, Shane Blankenship and Ally Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on August 13, 2013

Funeral service for Bobbie Dean Parker Blankenship, 80, will be Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 2 pm at Curtis & Son North Chapel with Bro. Sonny Riggins and Bro. Mark Parkhurst officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Patton, Parker Blankenship, Luke Knight, Eddie Jackson, Stephen Fulton, Ed Riggins, Leonard Dunaway, Ernie Gray and Matt White.

Mrs. Blankenship passed away August 10, 2013 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15. Our mother loved the Lord and her church family, Mignon Church of Christ and enjoyed hosting evangelists and their family during the summer revivals. She also loved to travel to other churches where she made many lifelong friends. Mom loved to listen to the Gaithers and loved the fact that many said she looked like Vestal Goodman, her favorite singer. Mom was even privileged to meet her at one of the Gaither Concerts. Mom loved gardening, cooking big Sunday lunches for her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was full of life and will be remembered by her children's friends as the Mom who drove the Orange Truck all around Talladega County. We will never forget Gloria's Bridge and the haunted Cemetery in Rockford. Mom's neighbors will remember her for her generosity and for the delicious meals and banana bread she sent them during the holidays.

She is preceded in death by husband of 60 years Victor Blankenship and her parents Willis Parker and Mary Dee Wilson Parker and siblings, O. C. Parker, Linda Parker, Louise Parker, Kenneth Parker, Betty Dunaway, and Melvin Parker.

She is survived by children, Sandra (Bobby) Nelson, Vickie Elliott, Tony (Karen) Blankenship, Rodney Blankenship, Doyle Tania Blankenship, Rita (Jim) Patton; grandchildren, Debbie (Clyde) Thornton, Tanya (Eddie) Jackson, Jamie (Stephen) Fulton, Lindsay (Luke) Knight, Ryan Patton, Heather Elliott, Parker Blankenship, Matt White, Ann Marie White, Rachel White, Nathan (Emily) Springer and Jacob Springer; great grandchildren, Billy Thornton, Chandler Thornton, Allie Jackson, Patton Knight, Colin Fulton, and Madeline Fulton; great great grandchildren, Alizah Thornton and Savanna Thornton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on September 25, 2013

Graveside service for Brenda Carol Best, 61, was Monday, September 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Midway Memory Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Joe Teal officiating. Pallbearers were Tony Giles, Rudy Giles, Josh Blankenship, Donald Best Jr., Thomas Best, and Joe Foster.

Ms. Best died September 22, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Pearisburg, VA but a resident of Sylacauga.

She was preceded in death by her father, French David Kanode.

She is survived by her fiance, Joseph Hank Packer of Sylacauga; her mother, Margaret Gusler Kanode of VA; four sons, Rudy Giles of Childersburg, Tony Giles (Tess), Donald Best Jr., Thomas Best all of Sylacauga; one daughter, Belinda (Josh) Blankenship of Childersburg; one sister, Lucille Kanode of VA; one brother, David Kanode of VA; eight grandchildren, Zack Lytton, Kaitlyn Giles, Ashton Lytton, Bailee Blankenship, Dalton Giles, Tynley Best, Chase Benfield, and Kadyn Best.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on October 4, 2013

Funeral service for James William Edmondson will be Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Fayetteville United Methodist Church with Rev. John Limbaugh and Rev. Keith Dennis officiating. Burial will be in Fayetteville Cemetery.

James W. Edmondson, born April 20, 1920 passed from this life to be with the Lord on October 2, 2013 at the age of 93. He resided at 1648 East Marble Valley Road, Sylacauga, AL 35151. Whether you called him Daddy, Pappaw James, Uncle James, Mr. James, cattleman, chief or friend, he was a very special person to all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, before her death in 2003, Mavis Abrams Edmondson and four brothers, Edward, Russell, Joe and Bennett Edmondson, all of Fayetteville, AL.

He is survived by his son, Tony Edmondson of Fayetteville, daughters, Gail Thompson of Fayetteville, Fay Blair (Tommy) of Sylacauga and Rebecca (Becky) Bowling of Tuscaloosa. He leaves five grandchildren, Jamie Butler of Auburn, Stacie Blankenship (Todd) of Sylacauga, Toni Curles (Marc) of Chelsea, Scarlet Thomas (Aaron) and Matthew Blair (Noemi) of Sylacauga and five great-grandchildren, Jesse Goss, Blair Thomas, Mattie Blankenship and Sara and Ruby Blair. He is also survived by his sister, Nell Conn Stansell of Muscle Shoals and a brother, Tom Edmondson (Margaret) and a sister-in-law, Johnnie Edmondson all of Fayetteville. He leaves a host of nieces and nephews and more friends than any one can imagine.

He was the oldest member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church; he served in World War II, and was a livestock dealer by trade. His love and wisdom will be missed by many.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Dec. 3, 2013

Funeral service for Curtis Ezekiel, 80, will be at Unity Presbyterian Church; Tuesday; December 3, 2013 at 11:00am with the Rev. Charles Sims officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Ezekiel, Kyle Jennings, Billy Helm, Wade Ezekiel, Grover Blankenship, Jordan McDonald.

Mr. Ezekiel passed away November 29, 2013 at Coosa Valley Nursing Home [Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL].

He was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church, member of the Masons, loved hunting and fishing, was a huge Alabama fan.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rushie Ezekiel; father, Homer Ezekiel; brothers, Lotus Ezekiel, Buddy Ezekiel, Ernest Ezekiel, A.V. Ezekiel, Robert Ezekiel; sisters, Carolyn Pody, Evelyn Blankenship.

He was survived by his daughters, Teresa Nelson (John) of Weogufka, Vicki Jennings (Mike) of Sylacauga; son, Eddie Ezekiel (Kalette) of Weogufka; 4 grandchildren, Terra Helm, Kyle Jennings, Rachel McDonald, Danielle Ezekiel; 5 great grandchildren, Lavrn Helm, Luke Helm, Jordan McDonald, Kaylan McDonald, Ella Jennings.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Jan. 7, 2014

Funeral service for Judy Ann Studdard, 70, will be Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with the Rev. Richard McConatha officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Edward, Jerred Pruitt, Jeremy Wallis, Bryan Carpenter, Ray Smith, Larry Darby and Jeremy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be John Ogletree, Dr. Ammar Aldaher, John Tyminski.

Ms. Studdard passed away, January 4, 2014 at Coosa Valley Medical Center.

She is preceded in death parents, Jack and Alah Blankenship.

She is survived by daughters, Janet (Frankie) Wallis of Sylacauga and Jerri Lynn (Tim) Pruitt of Alpine; son, Dustin Studdard (Denise Rutherford) of Alpine; grandchildren, Jeremy (Kelly) Wallis, Heidi Windham (Bryan Carpenter), Jerred (Debbie) Pruitt, Jana Studdard (Ray Smith); great grandchildren, Reid Wallis, Lainey Wallis, Kinley Windham; sisters, Dot (John) Tyminski of Alpine, Jacklyn (Richard) McConatha of Birmingham; host of nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI: Blankenship, Ralph J., 78, 01Jun1912 - 24Dec1990, (not specified), AL-418-07-0709

SSDI: Blankenship, Alah B., 84, 27Oct1917 - 27Apr2002, Sycamore, Talladega, AL, AL-418-09-5601

 

2014, Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Jan. 9, 2014

Funeral service for Lander Marshall Williams, 91, will be Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Donald Grice officiating. Burial will be in Millerville Cemetery in Millerville, AL.

Marshall Williams passed away on January 7, 2014. He was 91 years old, was born in Sylacauga on March 13, 1922 on his mother's birthday.

He grew up at Chandler Springs in the east part of Talladega County and in and around Millerville and Ashland in Clay County where he learned to use farming tools like a hoe, shovel, ax, crosscut saw, plowed with several mules as a farm boy and did whatever needed to be done on small farms with his daddy and sisters. He cut wood for the stove and fireplace, went hunting and herb digging with his dad. Marshall went to school at Clairmont Springs, Chandler Springs, Millerville and other places.

He left school early, went to the CCC Camp and was sent to Oregon and Northern California. He served almost a year cleaning out canals etc., fought forest fires and helped build fences. He learned to drive the truck while in the CCC. He was discharged from the CCC's and was in Ogden, UT going home to Alabama on a train the 7th of December, 1941 when he heard the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. After Mr. Williams arrived back in Alabama he worked at Brecon Loading Company in Talladega for about 8 months and left there when he was drafted in the Army, November, 1942. He was a WWII veteran. He took training in Camp Walters, Texas and served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Corsica Island. After returning back to the state he was sent to California where he was placed in the Coast Artillery near San Francisco. He was discharged in October, 1945. He received the good conduct medal while in service. He worked at Fiberboard Products a while and returned to Alabama.

Marshall later married in June of 1947 to Cynthia May Chambless for more than 25 years. She became the mother of three girls and a boy. In late 1947, Marshall Williams went to trade school at Jacksonville, Alabama for two years where he took a trade. Later, in 1951 he worked at the Hydrogen Construction plant SC and then at the Rayon Factory just outside of Childersburg. Then, Mr. Williams went to Los Angeles, California where he worked about three years at Greer Metal Products where he sheered stainless steel for airplane manifolds and other things. He then brought his wife and children back to Alabama. For about 2 years, work was very hard to get until he went to work at Anniston Army Depot in Bynum, Alabama on October 4, 1958 where he earned two outstanding awards and one sustained superior rating. He retired from there with 27 years total army and civil service time. He married Shirley Faye Blankenship of Sylacauga, Christmas of 1974, and has been married to Shirley for more than 39 years.

In his teens while in school, Marshall started writing poems and has continued writing poems, rhymes, etc., plus a few short stories. He has written many words for convention type shape not gospel songs. He has his name on at least 28 songs in the convention song books. He has written more than 1800 poems, etc. Mr. Williams did a lot of good things in life. He was always willing to give to his family and friends when in need. Mr. Williams enjoyed hunting and going to all day singings most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie King Williams and his father, Marion T. Williams, two brothers, five sisters and his son Michael Williams and survived by one sister and his good wife, Shirley, of 39 years and three daughters, Wanda Yvonne Tucker, Beverly Ann Bearden, husband Leon and Alvara Denise Landmon, husband Mike, seven grandsons, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to the American Legion Post of Sylacauga, AL. Visitation will be on Thursday January 9, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Talladega, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - May 19, 2011

Ft. Benning, GA Funeral services for Cpl. Raymond Dewayne Presley, 40 will be Friday, May 20 at 11:00 AM at Usrey Chapel with the Rev. Tim Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

He passed away Saturday, May 14 in Talladega. He was a resident of Talladega County. He was active military where he served 2 Years in South Korea, currently stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia. He served in Desert Storm in 1991. He was a member of the Mason Lodge No. 155. He was a 1989 Graduate of Talladega High School and Gadsden State Community College in 1999.

His preceded in death by his father, Raymond Gerald Presley; Grandparents, Raymond D. & Christine Presley & Zack Grogan & Pearl Grogan Ferguson.

He is survived by his sons, Hunter Dewayne Presley, Remington Lake Presley, & their Mother, Christie Smith Presley; Mother, Sherry Presley Brown (Terry); Brother, Justin Brown; Uncle, Bobby Presley; Aunts: Sharon Blankenship (Frank), Shirley Freeman (Randy), Wanda Langley (Bob), Gail Quinn (Sarge) & Ann McKinney.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Usrey. Pallbearers will be the U.S. Army. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Langley, Keith Langley, Chris Freeman, Josh Blankenship, Jason Pruitt, Waymond Davis, Ronnie Shierling, Stevie Waters, and Jay Ginn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Talladega, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

The Daily Home, (Talladega, AL) - September 7, 2011

Mr. Robert Lawson Gardner went home to be with the Lord on September 5, 2011. Mr. Gardner was a member of Central Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #261.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys S. Gardner, son, James Leslie Gardner, parents, Henry and Carrie Gardner, Brothers, Henry, James, and Fred Gardner. One sister, Katherine Kelly.

Mr. Gardner is survived by one son, Kenneth Lawson Gardner (Renee) Eastaboga. One daughter, Sherry Tumlin (Terry) Talladega. Four grandchildren, Joann Green, Fred Williams, Wayne Gardner, and Crystal Brown Rich. Six great. grandchildren. One brother, Davis Gardner, Renfroe. Three sisters, Ruby Sweatt, Trussville, Margie Bowen, Talladega, Margaret Blankenship, Talladega.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Ball; Gary Blankenship, Sonny Blankenship, Stan Burlison, Russ Parton, and Billy Ray Wills. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge #261.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Central Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Tate officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Talladega, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

The West Point Times-News, (GA) - December 13, 2013

Mrs. Charlotte Shoemake, 66, of Talladega, formerly of Valley, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at University Hospital in Birmingham, [Jefferson Co.], Ala.

Funeral services are planned for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Valley.

Mrs. Shoemake is survived by her husband, Carl D. Shoemake; her children, Cheryl (Leonard) Carr, Keith (Kristi) Mitchell, Jason Mitchell and Amy Bergh, all of Talladega, Shane Mitchell of Miami, Fla., Chris (Darlene) Shoemake of Franklin, Ga., and Amy (Ronald) Hurst of Valley; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Lynn McBurnette of Lincoln, Ala.; a brother, Gene Blankenship of Talladega; and a godchild, Criston Walden.

Born Dec. 20, 1946, in Anniston, Ala., Mrs. Shoemake was a long time resident of the Valley area. She had lived in Talladega for the past two years. Mrs. Shoemake was a former employee of Walmart and Kroger.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2014, Talladega, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on Apr. 15, 2014

Funeral Services for Sandra Cromer Horn Roberson, 71 of Talladega, will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2 PM at Talladega Funeral Home with Rev. John Rice officiating. Burial will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery. The following men will serve as pallbearers: Terry Wayne "TJ" Blankenship, Jr., Bryan Corbett, Terry Wayne Blankenship, Robert Harvell, Tyler Harvell, Jason Walker, and Phillip Watts.

Mrs. Roberson passed away peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Roberson was a resident of Talladega and a member of Broadway Church of Christ in Sylacauga. Mrs. Roberson, along with her husband, owned and operated Sno-Biz for 13 years. Her passions included gardening, collecting novelty shoes, and crafting, especially handmade jewelry and clothing.

She is preceded in death by her parents Willie Howard Lee Cromer and Sallie Mae Limbaugh Cromer Putman; three children: Harold Steve Roberson, Jr., Stephanie Ann Williamson, and Charles "Cooley" Howard Horn; and three siblings: Jimmy Howard Lee Cromer, Betty Cromer Velez-Castillo, and Margaret Cromer Ballard.

She is survived by her husband Harold Steve Roberson; five children: Gregory Pal Horn, Amanda Horn Corbett, William Timothy Horn, Sandra Joy Blankenship (Kevin Hurst), and Jason Lee Roberson; her sister Sheila Cromer Campbell (Jimmy); 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Talladega, Talladega Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Daily Home on June 3, 2014

Funeral service for Ms. Glenda "Genner" Waldrup, 66, of Talladega will be Wednesday, June 4, 1:00pm at Usrey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cliff Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will Danny Haney and Jeff Taylor.

Ms. Waldrup passed away June 2, 2014 at Sylacauga Health and Rehab. She was born in Clay County on December 13, 1947, but resided most of her life in Talladega.

She is preceded in death by her father, David Williams, brothers, Charles Williams and Dale Williams, niece April Haney, nephew Daniel Williams, and sister-in-law, Patricia Williams.

She is survived by her son, Scott Castleberry, mother, Johnnie Williams, brother, Cecil Williams, sisters, Darlene Haney (Danny), Joni Williams (Jeff Taylor), nephews, Michael Williams, Shaun Williams, Clayton Williams, Clint Williams, Nick Haney (Cortney), AJ Fain III, nieces, Shannon Williams Blankenship, Lindsey Haney Wood (Brian), and several great nieces and nephews.

Glenda was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She spent most of her life as a caregiver. After caring for many other families, she became her mother's caregiver up until she was hospitalized. In her free time, Glenda enjoyed cooking for her family, NASCAR, Auburn Football, and spending time with her best friend and little buddy, Christian Williams. She always made sure to celebrate every holiday and birthday with family by cooking a large meal. Her favorite greeting was "War Eagle."

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Tallapoosa

 

+2011, Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL, Obituary

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Funeral service for Mr. John Lewis Blankenship, 68, of Alexander City, will be Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Dr. Bill Etheridge and Rev. Tracy Burton will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park.

Mr. Blankenship passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born on September 5, 1942 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to Henry Jackson Blankenship and Bertha Solley Blankenship.

He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and a minor in English. He served in the Army Reserve for six years and then the Air Force Reserve for five years. He worked at the Alabama Department of Transportation as the E.E.O. Coordinator and retired twice with 35+ years of service. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1878 and had served on the Scholarship Committee, Hoop Shoot Committee and The Dictionary Project Committee. He loved and enjoyed life very much. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, and was an avid Auburn football fan. He loved his family very much, especially his cousins.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Funderburk Blankenship of Alexander City; daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Yvonne Blankenship of Alexander City; son, Devlon Lewis Blankenship (Suzanne Teel) of Childersburg; grandson, John Christian Blankenship of Alexander City; brother, Jack Ed Blankenship (Bobbie) of Alexander City; nieces, Kristin Richardson and Karla Hines (Chris); and several cousins and many friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Daviston, Tallapoosa Co., AL, Obituary

The West Point Times-News, (GA) - January 17, 2014

Mr. Willie Claude Clanton Jr., 74, of Daviston died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville, [Tallapoosa Co., AL].

Funeral services are planned for Friday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. CST at Shiloh Baptist Church in LaFayette with the Rev. Benny Yates officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Clanton is survived by his wife, Annette Clanton of Daviston; two sons, Benjamin (Shirlene) Garrett of Dadeville and Richard (Becky) Garrett of Alexander City; one sister, Inez (Ben) Henderson of Auburn; one brother, Ted (Pauline) Clanton of Dadeville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three special boys, Andrew Baker, Johnny Baker and Jeramiah Blankenship.

Born June 20, 1939, in Tallapoosa County, Mr. Clanton was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Camp Hill and was a retired textile employee.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ethel Hicks and Claudie Mae Hall; brothers, Willie Joe Clanton, Harold Clanton and Paul Clanton; and two great-great-grandchildren, Haley Garrett and Levi Clark.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Tallapoosa Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, James H. 60, 18Mar1949 - 10Feb2010, Jacksons Gap, Tallapoosa, AL, MD-212-54-9346

Blankenship, Rudolph 67, 05Jul1943 - 27Sep2010, Alexander City, Tallapoosa, AL, AL-417-52-5166

 

Tuscaloosa

 

+2014, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL, Funeral

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Aug. 6, 2014

Harold Jackson "Jack" Blankenship, age 84, of Tuscaloosa, died August 3, 2014, at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Heritage Chapel with Rev. Dan Kilgore officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Walker

 

2011, Carbon Hill, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - November 24, 2011

Florence Beavers Sides, 83, a longtime resident of Carbon Hill, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at 12:25 p.m. at the Walker Baptist Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 6, 1928, in Florence and grew up in the Prospect area and attended Nauvoo, Sides and Prospect schools. Her parents were the late David and Pernie Keeton Beavers.

Florence married Vernil Sides in January 1946 and was happily married to him for almost 66 years. She enjoyed singing, cooking and making a joyful, cozy home for her family. She was well-known in the community for her generosity. Florence served graciously in her role as pastor's wife and held various offices in the church for 40 years before her husband retired from ministry in the Church of God of Prophecy. Congregations in Carbon Hill, Leonard's Chapel, Snowtown, Cedrum, Jasper, Ensley, Collinsville, Alexander City, Hamilton, and Decatur were blessed by their ministry throughout the years.

Florence is survived by her husband, Vernil of Carbon Hill; her daughter, Phyllis (Sherwood) Cooper of Madison Heights, Va.; her daughter, Carolyn (Roy) Pierce of Jacksonville; and her son Harold (Carole) Sides of Columbus, Ga. She is also survived by five grandsons, Zane (Sabrena) Cooper, Jason (Mandy) Blankenship, Rustin (Courtney) Sides, Steven Blankenship, and Brock (Chelsea) Sides, and six great-grandchildren.

Florence was preceded in death by her firstborn son, Gary Hershel Sides, who died as a toddler in 1948. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Cecil (Ruth) Beavers, Lois (Ed) Beavers Jones and Bruce (Sue) Beavers.

She is further survived by beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Florence's family will remember her laughter, her fun spirit, her strength in hard times, and her unfailing love for her husband, children and grandchildren. Her legacy will live on through her family and many friends.

A memorial service celebrating the blessed life and heavenly home-going of Florence will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Carbon Hill, officiated by the Rev. John Billy Butler of Carbon Hill and the Rev. Gary Vernon of Lynchburg, Va. Burial will be at Smith Chapel Cemetery immediately following the service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Cordova, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - December 3, 2011

Murvel L. 'Rebel' Drummond, 80, of Cordova, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center Princeton. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Curry Cemetery. Dave Sexton will officiate. Pallbearers will be Darrin Franklin, Micah Franklin, Melvin Carey and Dave Sexton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Whitman and Meda Drummond; sister, Wanda Ruth Drummond and brother-in-law, Charles W. Franklin.

He is survived by his sister, Robbie D. Franklin; niece, Danita F. Blankenship; nephew, Darrin (Kim) Franklin; great-nephews, Micah Franklin and Jarrett Blankenship and great-nieces, Alison Blankenship, Abigail Franklin and Calli Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Empire, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - October 9, 2013

Naomi Busby, 84, of Empire, went home to be with the Lord from her residence on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Owens Chapel Church of God with burial to follow in New Canaan Cemetery. Rev. Mark Brand and Rev. Leland Tingle will officiate. Sister Naomi was the last surviving charter member of Owens Chapel Church of God.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Oliver Busby, Jr.; father, Clarence Gossett; mother, Velma McBride; sister, Rosa B. Busby; brother, Theodore Gossett; grandson, Randy Busby, Jr.; and infant granddaughter, Jennifer Busby.

Survivors include her children, Dana Carolyn Pennington and her husband, Jerry, Clyde L. Busby and his wife, Daphne, and Randy C. Busby; grandchildren, Belinda Kaye Blankenship and her husband, Lonnie, Jeremy Pennington and his wife, Tamie, Jason Pennington, Brandi Davenport and her husband, Randy, and Dana Manasco and her husband Brian; sisters, Melba Watkins, Ida Gail Tingle and her husband, Leland, and Ruth Gossett; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2013, Dora, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Birmingham News from July 13 to July 14, 2013

Carolyn Sue Myrick, age 68 of Dora died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, July 14, 2014, at Bell Sumiton Chapel with burial in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Rev. Jim Carr will officiate.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry Lee and Clara Skinner Blackmon; sister, Linda King; and brother, Howell Blackmon.

Survivors include her husband, James T. "J. T." Myrick; daughter, Reba Blankenship; son, Ronnie Jackson; granddaughter, Megan Brooke Phillips; great grandson, Samuel J. "Sambo" Phillips; sisters, Bonnie Carr (Jim) and Betty Bills; brothers, Eddie Blackmon and Dennis Blackmon (Wanda); and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Shelby Beaird, 74, of Jasper, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at her residence.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Parlor prior to service. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. John Jay will officiate.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh Beaird of Jasper; sons, Brent Beaird and Brett Beaird; sisters, Bobbie Parker and Billie Thomas; and two grandchildren.

From Jennifer Williams 07edgy(at)gmail.com

 

2011, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - July 24, 2011

Ives Leona Harris North, 86, of Jasper, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Shades Crest Heath Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel with burial following at Old Drummonds Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her father, L. D. Harris; mother, Kersey Elizabeth Randolph Harris; first husband, Eulus Lawson; second husband, Robert Butts; third husband, Paul North; grandchildren, Wennieth Heath Lawson and Donna Wynette Lawson; daughter-in-law, Mary Annette Lawson; brothers, Woodrow Harris, Canler Harris, Roosevelt Harris and Harold Harris and sisters, Duena Lay, Leanar Hughes, Unie Mae Kell, Helen Adams, Effie Morphis and Olene Harris.

She is survived by her son, Wennieth (Sandra) Lawson; grandchildren, Travis (Sherrie) Lawson, Brian Lawson, Holly (Bart) Carroll, Dana (Brad) Tidwell, Daryl (Renee) Blankenship; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - October 29, 2011

Wanda Faye "Wanda Baby" Abbott, 56, of Jasper, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rice Chapel Cemetery in Sipsey. The Rev. Dewey Williams and the Rev. Wayne Williams will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dewayne Stewart, Casey Esch, Jose Borgess, Kevin Harris, Scott Harris and Nick Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora Ellen Stewart; grandson, Brian Gonzalez; sisters, Shelby Jackson and Shirley Williamson; brothers, Whalen Thomason and Robert Thomason; and mother-in-law, Elda Viola Abbott.

She is survived by her husband, James Lee Abbott of Jasper; daughters, Michelle Blankenship of Curry, Angela Gonzalez of Curry and Amanda Abbott of Curry; sisters, Debbie Russell of Empire, Ramona Light of Bremen and Sue Pate of Dora; brothers, Roy Lee Thomason of Bremen and Donnie Stewart of Dora; and nine grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Death

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - January 24, 2012

Karri Ann Blankenship, 37, of Jasper, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Inc.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2012, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - February 2, 2012

Karri Ann Dunn Blankenship, 37, of Jasper, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham [Jefferson Co., AL].

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m today, Feb. 2, 2012, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Townley. Bro. Jay Trayal will officiate.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Hawkins Seybert.

She is survived by her step-mother, Margaret Dunn; father, Jerry Glenn Dunn; step-father, Bobby Seybert; daughter, Kara Ashley Blankenship ; sisters, Tonya England, Holly Seybert, Dana Seybert and Candace Pascua (Norman Pascua); and brother, Robert "Boo" Seybert.

Karri requested that all family and friends dress casual.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - May 17, 2013

Franklin Calvin "Cedar" Pulliam, 72, of Jasper, passed away on May 16, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Curry Cemetery. John Gates will officiate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollis and Lillian Pulliam; and nephew, Steven Gene Pulliam.

He is survived by his daughter, Lena Pulliam Butler Bowmaster (Robert) of Jasper; son, Franklin Todd Pulliam (Page) of Mobile; grandchildren, Whitney Lynne Butler Sheats (Billy), Joseph Allen Butler (U.S. Air Force) and Robert Franklin Pulliam; six step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Emily and Braxton Sheats; brothers, Donald Gene Pulliam (Dot) of Jasper and Ronald Pulliam (Carla) of Jasper; sister, Betty Pulliam Blankenship (Bill) of Franklin, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews; and a wonderful, huge, loving family and friends. "Cedar" was retired from Drummond Coal Comapany.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Published in The Huntsville Times from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2013

Hugh Beaird 81 of Jasper, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Ridgeview Health Services.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 29, 2013 at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Burial services will be held at Walker Memory Gardens.

Beaird was born in the mining community of Calumet in Walker County one of 11 children, six girls and five boys. He attended Owen school and graduated from Walker high school in 1950. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force in Greenland as a staff sergeant before being honorably discharged in February 7, 1955. He enrolled in the University of Alabama one week later and graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. degree in 1957 and the Alabama School of Law 1959. He started his law practice as a partner with T. K. Selman and later joined by Jerry Selman to form the law firm Selman, Beaird & Selman. Beaird was elected District Judge in 1990 and served four years until being elected as Circuit Judge in 1994. He later served as Circuit Judge until his retirement in 2007. He served as president of the Walker County Bar Association. He was licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States and practiced law for 50 years.

He is preceded in death by Shelby Jean Blankenship, mother, Suddie Williams Beaird and father, Thomas H. Beaird, brothers, Thomas Leon Beaird, Joseph F. Beaird, Walter Edward Beaird, sisters, Hattie Mae Fleming and Elsie Montgomery.

He is survived by his twin sons, Brent Beaird of Fleming Island, Fl and Brett Beaird of Madison, Al and grandchildren Shannon and Loribeth. Also sisters Verta Beatty, Mary Swindle, Annie Gurganus, Margaret Sullivan and brother, David Beaird and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2014, Jasper, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) Date: June 4, 2014

Mary Nell Seybert, 73, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born on Oct. 28, 1940.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel. Wayne Taylor will officiate. Burial will be at Walker Memory Gardens.

Seybert was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Seybert; parents, James Lloyd Null and Mary Null; brothers, Wayne, Robert (Bobby Joe) and Jim (Leo) Null; daughter, Kimberly Luke; and granddaughter, Karri Blankenship.

She is survived by her sons, Robert D. Seybert and James W. Seybert; daughter, Diane Elaine Seybert; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Parrish, Walker Co., AL, Obituary

Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) - March 10, 2013

James M. "Tootie" Blankenship, 53, of Parrish, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Zion Church of Christ in Parrish with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Zac Langley will officiate.

On the Sunday before his death, Tootie rededicated his life to the Lord after a hard life. He felt his life had found new meaning. He loved his grandchildren and was an avid Alabama football fan. He enjoyed spending his time reading and enjoying life and will be greatly missed.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Richard F. and Doris Blankenship and grandson, Derek Sanders, Jr.

Survivors include his daughters, Kristy Gail Shanklin of Ensley, Crimson Leigh Morrow of Ensley and Bella Blankenship; brother, Richard Alan Blankenship and his wife, Jennifer of Parrish; grandchildren, Christian Deanthony Shanklin, De'Ondre Ja'Shon Shanklin, Alyssa Ra'Nea Shanklin, and Angel Lea Morrow, all of Parrish; wife, Donna Faye Blankenship of Parrish; and nephew, Jarrett Blankenship of Parrish; niece, Allison Blankenship of Parrish; and other relatives and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Richard E., 67, 30Oct1935 - 29Jul2003, Parrish, Walker, AL, AL-416-42-1021

 

Washington

 

+2013, Wagarville, Washington Co., AL, Obituary

http://www.lathanfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/tribute.html?url=http://stei-23659.tributes.com/show/David-Earl-Blankenship-95017835

David Earl Blankenship, age 77, born April 4, 1935, passed away January 5, 2013, Wagarville, Alabama. Mr. Blankenship was a resident of Wagarville, AL who retired as a Chemical Operator with Ciba-Geigy Corp. He was a member of Sunflower United Methodist Church. Mr. Blankenship was a Veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict.

Survived by: Wife- Hester Parnell Blankenship of Wagarville, AL; Sons- Brian (Marcia) Blankenship of St. Stephens, AL; Granddaughters- Lacey Blankenship of Diamondhead, MS, Katie Blankenship of St. Stephens, AL; Sisters- Annie Clara Jones of Hobson, AL, June Flowers of Wagarville, AL, Janet (Thomas) Overstreet of Gainestown, AL, Glenda (Frank) Shelby of Fairhope, AL

Preceded in Death by: Parents- Robert Lee Sr. and Carrie Dell Milstead Blankenship; Son- David Dewayne Blankenship; 2 Brothers & 1 Sister

Visitation will be at Sunflower United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 1:30 P.M. until the Service begins at 3:00 P.M.. Interment will be in Sunflower United Methodist Cemetery. Active Pallbearers: Rodger Williams, Harold Parnell, Tom Turner, Darrell W. Parnell, Terry Flowers, Ben Shelby, Jeremy Sullivan, Tommy Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers: Gene Harrell, Joe Murphy, Tom Roberts, George King, Leamon Lane, Perry Dickey, Leon Cox, Donald Cox, Wilton Bailey, Johnny Gray Mosley, Gary Gartman, Allen Gartman

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Carrie , 75, 26Jan1910 - ??Nov1985, Wagarville, Washington, AL, AL-416-30-2837

 

Winston

 

2014, Haleyville, Winston Co., AL, Obituary

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Apr. 5, 2014

Phillip Ray Morris, 61, of Haleyville, Alabama and a former Prattville area resident, passed away April 2, 2014.

Celebration of Life Services will be held Sunday April 6th at 1:00 PM at Ridout's Prattville Chapel with Pastors Sherman Kimbrew and Rick Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Baptist Church cemetery in Verbena.

For fourteen years, Phillip was a Human Resources representative with the Kith Kitchens Company and was one of the first employees hired when the company was founded. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid Alabama Football Fan and spent many enjoyable hours doing woodwork. Phillip loved to fish and taught many a young angler his tips for catching fish which included "spittin' on the hook" for luck.

He is survived by his loving wife Charlotte of Haleyville; Two sons and a daughter-in-law, Greg and Julie Blankenship of Montgomery, DeWayne Blankenship of Millbrook; a sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Steve Moore of Prattville, David and Rebecca Morris of Mobile, Ernest and Debra Morris of Prattville; eight grandchildren, Koty Blankenship, Landyn Blankenship, Garrett Miller, Hunter Miller, Mark Barnes, Angela Barnes, Clay Hackleman and Gracie Hackleman; a sister-in-law, Brenda Kelly of Millbrook, Alabama; a brother-in-law, Harold Cason of Slapout, Alabama and a host of nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com