Our Obituaries

Nicholas Dewane Criswell

July 3, 1979 - January 26, 2018

Nicholas Dewane Criswell, age 38, resident of Satsuma, AL passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, January 26, 2018. He is survived by his immediate family members, Dewane S. Wade, Jr. (Brenda), Kerry Gardner (James), Jordan Margavio (Stephen), Mark Polley, Grey Gardner , Clay and Mary Johnston, notable lifelong friends. Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL on...
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Annamarie Deitz

June 26, 1939 - January 23, 2018

Annamarie Deitz, age 78, of Semmes, Alabama passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Annamarie was born July 26, 1939 in Switzerland to Mathilda Fuchs von Euw and Franz Dominik Bernhard von Euw. Annamarie is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Gary) Byrd; her son, Jimmy W. (Paige) Deitz; sister, Silvia Theiler; and four grandchildren, Tanner Byrd, Briggs Byrd, Taylor Deitz, and Laney Deitz...
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Betty Jeanne Russell

April 21, 1953 - January 22, 2018


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David E. Poole

January 10, 1935 - January 22, 2018

David E. Poole - an 83 year-old native of Yarbo, Alabama and longtime resident of Chickasaw passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as an aircraft mechanic. Mr. Poole retired from Penske Truck Lines after many years of service.He was preceded in death by his parents, David A. and Drula Carpenter Poole. Mr. Poole is survived by...
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Laura Bronson

May 7, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Laura Mae Foster Bronson, 90, born May 7, 1927 in Sledge, Mississippi, passed away on January 20, 2013 at her residence in Chunchula, AlabamaMrs. Bronson attended Turnerville Baptist Church.Mrs., Bronson was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Wilson Bronson; her parents, George w. and Mary F. West Foster; siblings, Robert Earl Foster, Rebecca McCollum, George D.C. Foster, Virginia Foster,...
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Joyce Ann Taylor

September 10, 1937 - January 17, 2018

Joyce Ann Taylor - age 80, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Mrs. Taylor was a wonderful wife and loving mother who enjoyed life and her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Wiley B. Taylor; one beloved son, Larry Taylor; parents, Emery Otis Gartman and Lucille Vickers Long; and one brother, Terry...
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Ronald Eugene Gatlin

August 23, 1946 - January 15, 2018

Ronald E. Gatlin - born August 23, 1946, in Century, FL, passed away on January 15, 2018 in Satsuma, AL. Mr. Gatlin was the youngest of nine children of the late Mr. & Mrs. G.W. Gatlin. He is survived by his wife, Donna L. Gatlin; son, Matthew M. Gatlin; four sisters, Dolly, Betty, Irma, and Syble; and brother, Mickey. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Gayle, and a sister,...
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Margie Marie Perez

October 14, 1932 - January 15, 2018


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Marlin D. Cash

November 13, 1932 - January 15, 2018


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Ruth Louise Pack

December 28, 1938 - January 14, 2018

Ruth Louise Stagner Pack, age 79, of Chunchula, Alabama passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Louise was born December 28, 1938, in Mobile, Alabama to Eula Mae Maherg Stagner and Jack Stagner. Louise is survived by her children, Mark Edward Pack, Sr., Michelle Pack (Joe) Roberson, and Robert "Bobby" Earl (Jennifer) Pack; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Pack; five siblings, Mary Jacquiline Stewart...
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Kathy Lynn Cooper

November 3, 1963 - January 14, 2018


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Peggy Sheffield

September 4, 1935 - January 12, 2018

Mrs. Peggy J. Sheffield, age 82, longtime resident of Saraland, AL, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Frank Sheffield, daughter, Wanda Joyce Hastings, parents, Jack and Betty McManus, four sisters; Evelyn Brazell, Daisy Gunter, Mildred "B" Stringfellow, Grace Phillips and brother, Harden McManus. Peggy was a talented musician who enjoyed...
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Thomas Robert Smith

July 4, 1984 - January 5, 2018

Thomas Robert Smith, II, age 33, passed away suddenly Friday, January 5, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Robert Smith and cousin Lacy Buzzard. Thomas was employed with the City of Mobile as a HVAC Mechanic. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his love of family and friends. He had an embracing and loving personality as was presented throughout his...
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Shirley Jean Dyess

October 17, 1938 - January 5, 2018

Shirley Jean Burge Dyess, age 79, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, January 5, 2018. Jean was born in Putnam, Alabama and has lived in Saraland, Alabama for most of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Charles and Evie Mae Burge; her loving husband of 55 years, Curtis Wayne Dyess; and her sister, Ruth Felton. Jean is survived by her siblings, Charles (Patsy) Burge,...
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Iris Elizabeth Brock

January 1, 2018 - January 1, 2018

Iris Elizabeth Pierce Brock 97, born March 2, 1920 in Tylertown, Mississippi was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 1, 2018 at her residence in Chickasaw, AlabamaMrs. Brock was a retired Registered Nurse in the Operating Room for 27 years at Mobile Infirmary. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, Chickasaw, Al.She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel...
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Larry W. HARDY

February 14, 1947 - January 1, 2018

Larry Wayne Hardy, 70, born, February 14, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama , passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at his residence in Semmes, Alabama surrounded by his loving family. Larry was a Plumber by trade and the owner operator of Hardy Mechanical Plumbing Company. Larry loved the outdoors. Larry was an avid Bass fisherman winning many trophies in tournaments. Larry was preceded in death by...
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Marie Romine Ruck

March 8, 1936 - December 30, 2017

Funeral Services for Edna Marie Romine Ruck, 81 of Saraland, Alabama will be Thursday, January 4th, 2018, at 1:00 pm from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Saraland. Mrs. Ruck passed away on Saturday, December 30th 2017, at...
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Gladys Yvonne Varnadoe

March 1, 1936 - December 28, 2017

Gladys, a very strong and devout Christian went to be with our Lord and Savior Thursday December 28, 2017. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter Kathleen M. McHaney Booker and a son, William "Bill" Jack Mchaney,Jr. Three grandchildren, Michael Shane Butts, Andrea Carrie Butts and James David Brinson. Two great grandchildren, Karman Marie Barela and Barbrey Charline Barela. Two...
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Charles Eudell Skipworth

November 8, 1937 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Charles E. Skipworth

November 8, 1937 - December 25, 2017

Charles E. Skipworth - age 80, of Saraland, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joann C. Skipworth; three children, Keith Skipworth (Reesa), Jan Novell, and Randy Skipworth; a brother, Howard Skipworth (Bonni); five grandchildren, Dillon Evans, Preston Skipworth, Summerlin Skipworth, Grace Novell, and Jackson Skipworth; one great-grandchild, Easton...
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Michael Douglas Duke

June 5, 1949 - December 23, 2017

Michael Douglas Duke - a 68 year-old native of Birmingham, Alabama and longtime resident of Saraland passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Mr. Duke founded, owned, and operated Duke Instrument Service in Saraland for the past 37 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a charter member of Shelton Beach Road Baptist Church. Mr. Duke was an avid outdoorsman and also loved to cook. He...
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Melvin Phillips, Jr.

April 14, 1944 - December 21, 2017


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Helen Jean Mitchell

August 17, 1936 - December 21, 2017

Helen Jean Clifton Mitchell - an 81 year-old native of Brewton, Alabama and resident of Saraland passed away at her home on Thursday, December 21, 2017. She was a longtime member of Saraland United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Lunch Bunch. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and hosting friends in her home. Mrs. Mitchell loved God, her family, and her friends...
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Melvin Phillips, Jr.

April 14, 1944 - December 21, 2017

Melvin Phillips, Jr., age 73, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Melvin was born April 14, 1944, in Mobile, Alabama to Christine Phillips and Melvin Phillips, Sr. Melvin is survived by his children, Melvin Anthony (Marla) Phillips, Pamela (Gary) Stewart, and Melenda (Chris) Hinton; mother, Christine Phillips; sister Shirley Carroll and brother Daryl (Sheila) Phillips;...
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Carlton Wade Parker

May 5, 1969 - December 20, 2017

Wade Parker passed away in Branson Missouri at the age of 48. He is a lifelong resident of Saraland, Al. and a graduate of Satsuma High School. He was an airplane mechanic by trade, but found his joy in Property Management in the mountains of Mo. He is survived by his soulmate Michele, son Carlton Wryn Parker, ( Melissa), brother Jason (Teresa), seven grandchildren ,Mom and Dad, Bubba and Rhonda...
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Norene Boyd Roberts

December 30, 1921 - December 19, 2017

Norene Boyd Roberts died December 19, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born on December 30, 1921. Mrs. Roberts was raised in Mississippi and later moved to Mobile, Alabama around 1942. She was a housewife and homemaker for many years, and then she was employed at Master Cleaners as a Seamstress. She loved sewing and continued to sew until her eyes would not allow her. She was a member of First...
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James Hoyt Hood

November 24, 1936 - December 18, 2017

James Hoyt Hood, Jr. - born in Bessemer, Alabama on November 24, 1936, raised in Chickasaw, and a longtime resident of Semmes was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 18, 2017. He loved serving the Lord, enjoyed studying the Bible, and was inspired by his good friend and Sunday school teacher, Joe Mooneyham. His favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13, "I can do all...
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James Allton Bolen, Jr.

March 13, 1944 - December 14, 2017

James Allton Bolen, Jr., age 73, of Wilmer, Alabama passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017. James was born March 13, 1944 in Mobile, Alabama to Olive Inez Young Bolen and James Allton Bolen, Sr.James is survived by his children, Sheri (Brian) Holderfield, Wesley (Susie) Bolen, Shanin (Steve) Glidewell, and Stuart (Janet) Bolen; a brother, Johnny (Lilly) Bolen; two sisters, Annette (Bill)...
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Glenn Howard Franks

May 11, 1926 - December 11, 2017

Glenn Howard Franks passed away on December 11, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. He was a long-time resident of Semmes, Alabama and more recently of Mobile. He was born on May 11, 1926 at Nauvoo, Alabama to Howard and Bessie Franks. Glenn lived with his family in the beautiful backwoods of Jasper, Alabama until he was nearly grown when they moved to Lake City, Florida where most of his family still...
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Lucy Elizabeth Porter

June 26, 1955 - December 11, 2017

Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth Webb Porter, age 62, passed away at her home after a brief illness on Monday, December 11, 2017. She is preceded in death by her father, David Leon Webb, step-father, O. L. Clark, sister, Selma Sims and brother, David Webb and step-sister, Sue Goff. Lucy enjoyed fishing, dancing with her brother David and time with her family and friends. Her family will remember her as a...
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Terry Moore

April 26, 1948 - December 11, 2017

In loving memory of Terry Moore, a.k.a. Big Easy, Mayor of Eight Mile, Dog Man, Tiny, and Shorty. He was the husband of Maurice Martin Moore. They shared many years of partnership and marriage together. Maurice was the epitome of a loving and caring wife. Terry was born in Pine Hill, Alabama on April 26, 1948, to Jack and Gladys Moore. He graduated from Vigor High School was retired from the...
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Lanier Salter Hawsey

August 11, 1933 - December 10, 2017

Lanier Salter Hawsey - an 84 year-old native of Conecuh County, Alabama and longtime resident of Saraland passed away in Grand Bay on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the service hour. Interment will follow in...
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Thomas Julian Parnell

April 28, 1936 - December 10, 2017

Thomas Julian Parnell, age 81, of Eight Mile, AL passed away on Sunday December 10, 2017. Thomas was born April 28, 1936 in Tibbie, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his wife Bertha Criswell Parnell. Survivors include two sons Dale Parnell and Deroy Parnell and brother Preston (Vickie) Parnell.A visitation for Thomas will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Trinity...
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Ruby Claire Jackson

September 27, 1931 - December 9, 2017

Ruby Claire Jackson 86, born September 27, 1931 in Greenville, Alabama passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her residence in Satsuma, Alabama.Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Satsuma, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years and The Order of Eastern Star Chapter #515, Satsuma, Alabama.Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Dewey Coburn

April 16, 1942 - December 8, 2017

Satsuma resident Dewey Coburn Jr, 75, passed away December 8, 2017, in Mobile, Alabama, surrounded by his family and friends. Dewey was born April 16, 1942, in Evergreen, Alabama, to Dewey Coburn, Sr. and Janie Noble Coburn.Dewey graduated from Evergreen High School in 1960. He served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1964. Dewey, with his wife Leisa, loved fishing, watching University of...
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Karen Cauley Weant

January 11, 1950 - December 6, 2017

Karen Cauley Weant, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She is preceded in death by her son, Brian Keith Weant and parents, Noah Junior and Mary Marshall Cauley. Mrs. Weant was a longtime employee of Walmart and was a member of Saraland Church of Christ. Her family will remember her as a devoted mother and a lady who "never had a lot but her family never did without". Karen...
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Teresa Little Kyser

September 7, 1955 - December 6, 2017

Teresa Lee Kyser - a 62 year-old native of Mobile and longtime resident of Saraland passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. A true family lady, she loved spending time with her children and beloved grandchildren. Mrs. Kyser was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy Little, and brother, Dale Little. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Richard Allen Kyser; children, Tammy Kyser Lewis ...
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Richard Charles Fussell

May 29, 1947 - December 5, 2017

Richard Charles "Buddy" Fussell - a 70 year-old native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and resident of Satsuma, AL passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Mr. Fussell was a chemical broker for over 40 years. He was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Fussell lived life to the fullest and cherished his time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Calvin and...
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Allison Givens Swinney

February 12, 1968 - December 1, 2017

Mrs. Allison Givens Swinney, age 49, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. She is preceded in death by her sons, Joshua and Zachary Swinney and mother-in-law, Betty Swinney. She worked as a Registered Nurse at USA Women's and Children for ten years. She was a graduate of University of South Alabama and a member of Destination Church. Allison is survived by her husband, Artie Swinney and...
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Judy Waite Clanton

November 27, 1922 - November 30, 2017

Judy Waite Clanton - a 95 year-old native of St. Stephens, Alabama and longtime resident of Malcolm, Alabama passed away in Chatom, Alabama on Thursday, November 30, 2017. She was a retired civil servant and a member of Calvert United Methodist Church.Mrs. Clanton was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Jo Lewis, and great-grandson, Ben Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Charlie...
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Eunice Melinda Bounds

October 16, 1949 - November 27, 2017

Melinda Mann Bounds, born October 16, 1949, to Leon Dudley Mann and Myrtle Alton Tillman, passed away on Monday November 27, 2017. Melinda was a lifelong resident of Saraland where she passed in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. Melinda is a graduate of Faulkner University and retired from the Mobile County Sheriff's Department as Lieutenant in 2007. She is a lifelong member of ...
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Daniel Sidney Lynd

March 13, 1950 - November 25, 2017

I loving memory of Daniel Sidney Lynd. Loving father and grandfather. Danny retired as a maintenance millwright from International Paper Co. Danny was a vibrant entrepreneur. He dreamed of taking to the skies and flying high, so much, that he went to school late in life and built his own airplane. He was an avid mechanic and tinkerer. Danny seldom saw a problem with something mechanical that...
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Birdeen Ward Donald

August 18, 1926 - November 23, 2017

Mrs. Birdeen Donald of Mobile, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. She had resided in Dallas for the past 13 years. Before moving to Dallas, Mrs. Donald was an active member of Myers Memorial Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was employed as a lab technician for International Paper Company for 25 years and worked at the Prichard Library for 17 years. She was a...
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Bernice Johnson

December 8, 1936 - November 23, 2017

Bernice Thompson Johnson, age 80, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 23, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents; William C. and Ethel Beech Thompson, brother; Bernie Thompson, Melvin Thompson, Leonard Thompson and sister, Jackie Baxter. Mrs. Johnson was employed for several years with WALA and retired after 42 years of service with WKRG Television Station as a...
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Helen Marie Moberg

July 28, 1943 - November 11, 2017

Helen Marie Ezell Moberg, age 74, of Eight Mile, Alabama passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Helen was born July 28, 1943, in Waynesboro, Mississippi to Birdie Bishop Ezell and Aden C. Ezell. Helen is survived by her husband of 59 years, Morris Lee "Tony" Moberg, Jr.; three children, Morris (Tanya) Moberg; Toni Marie Moberg; and Shelley (Tony) Hartman; a brother, James Ezell; a sister,...
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Billie Katharine Hearn Simison

February 14, 1938 - November 10, 2017

Billie Hearn Simison - a 79 year-old native of York, Alabama and longtime resident of Satsuma passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Simison. Mrs. Simison is survived by her sons, Charles Simison (Elizabeth) and Kelly Simison; sister, Margrete Batley; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other relatives and friends.Visitation will be held...
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Rachel Inez Rolison

December 11, 1919 - November 7, 2017

Mrs. Rolison was born on December 11, 1919, in Toxey, Alabama and was the eighth of ten children. A resident of Mobile for 74 years, Mrs. Rolison was active in various community activities as well as her church, Lakeview Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland Davidson and Eleanor Bonner Davidson; husband E. W. Rolison; and her nine siblings. Survivors include...
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Faye Timms

November 26, 1948 - November 1, 2017

Ms. Faye Timms, age 68, passed away in Westerville, OH on Monday, October 30, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Crist and Jane Rivers Timms, brothers, Wilford Timms, Crist Timms, Jr. , Curtis Timms and Manuel Timms. Faye had been employed by Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. She is survived by her nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She will be greatly missed. ...
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Mary Ann Dickson

May 6, 1944 - November 1, 2017

Mary Ann Helmandollar Dickson, 73, of Saraland, AL, died November 1, 2017. Her final days were spent at home, where she passed surrounded by her beloved children and close family.Mary was born in Jenkinjones, West Virginia on May 6, 1944 to the late Lonnie and Madeline Helmandollar. She spent most of her life in Alabama, where she married the late Louis Franklin Dickson III, on October 19, 1963...
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Barry Dennis Lambert

November 14, 1975 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Caren Virginia Taylor

December 12, 1956 - October 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Mary E. Stewart

May 4, 1930 - October 23, 2017

Mrs. Mary Erp Stewart, age 87, passed away on October 23, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elbert M. Stewart, son, Patrick Thomas Stewart and six siblings. Mrs. Stewart retired after over 30 years with Honeywell Corporation. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and collecting recipes . Mrs. Stewart is survived by her five siblings; George K. Erp (Phyllis), Camilla Jane Braunsdorf ...
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Evelyn Evelyn Havard

May 16, 1928 - October 23, 2017

Evelyn Havard - born May 16, 1928, in Frisco City, Alabama, and a resident of Semmes, Alabama passed peacefully from this Earth on October 23, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Kermit Sheffield. Together for 52 years, they had seven beloved children, Larry Sheffield (Sheila), Jerry Sheffield (Thelma), Don Sheffield (Vietnam veteran, dec.), Wayne Sheffield (Sheila), Johnny Sheffield ...
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Voncile Leslie Watson

August 13, 1935 - October 23, 2017

Voncile L. Watson, age 82, a resident of Theodore, left to be in the arms of our Heavenly Father Monday, October 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Narvie L. Watson. She is survived by her sons; Jerry F.L. Thomas (Virgie), Ronald B. Thomas (Ron High), Sammy D. Thomas (Roxanne), Terry Thomas, David W. Thomas (Pam), daughter; Deborah Thomas Shell (Roger) and two step...
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James Elbert Robinson

July 30, 1926 - October 22, 2017

James Elbert Robinson, age 91, of Satsuma, Alabama Passed Away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. James was born July 30, 1926, in Old Texas, Alabama to Mellie Robinson and James William Robinson. James is survived by his wife of 21 years, Doreen Robinson; daughter, Eleanor (Ronnie) O'Rear; son, Michael (Paula) Robinson; step-daughter, Lesley (Edward) Doyle; step-son, Kevin (Jenney) Cowper; step...
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Dorothy Oberon McConnell

October 20, 1922 - October 21, 2017

Dorothy Oberon McConnell, 95, a native of Mobile County, passed from this life on Oct. 21, 2017, to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Oberon was retired from International Paper. She was an accomplished artist and a pianist. She dedicated her life in service to her Lord Jesus Christ. She was involved with children and youth ministries for over 40 years. She loved her church kids, and...
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Bryan Lee Keith

June 28, 1983 - October 18, 2017

Bryan Lee Keith, 34, a resident of Semmes Al from Pensacola, Fl, tragically and unexpectedly passed away October 18, 2017. Bryan was born June 28, 1983.Preceding Bryan in death are his grandmother Joyce Lancaster, Great Grand parents Manville and Anna Mae Keith Great Grandparents Earl and Maxine Collier, Uncles Ricky and Tony Collier. Survivors includes his wife, Crystal Powell, daughter,...
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Jennie Lee Bryars Dees

December 11, 1930 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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James Posey Gaffney

March 15, 1926 - October 17, 2017

James P. Gaffney 91, of Saraland, Al passed away Tuesday at his home. Mr. Gaffney was a United States Navy Veteran. Mr. Gaffney was a retired civil service with the United States Government. Mr. Gaffney is preceded in death by his daughter Charlene Trawick. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Gaffney. Children Judy Nichols, Mike Gaffny and John A. Gaffney and his wife Annette. Sister-in law...
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James Keith Johnston

June 22, 1960 - October 15, 2017

James Keith Johnston, age 57, passed away on Sunday October 15th, 2017. He was a native of Mobile, Al and has been a resident of Semmes, Al. since 1991. He was a kind and generous man who loved his family and Alabama Football - Crimson Tide. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He is preceded in death by his father James Everett Johnston. He is survived by his mother Renovia...
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Towana Sue DuBose

February 12, 1943 - October 13, 2017

Towana Sue DuBose, 74, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. She was a native of Laurel, MS but has been a resident of Semmes, AL since 1978. Mrs. DuBose was a Nursing Home Administrator and retired after 30 years. She was a selfless woman and loved to do for others. She will be greatly missed.Mrs. DuBose was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Henthorn and Lena Parnell; as well as one...
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Earline Walker

March 15, 1939 - October 11, 2017

Earline Holloway Walker, age 78, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Earline was born March 15, 1939, in Hamilton, Alabama to Febie Holloway and Vester Holloway. Earline is survived by her daughter, Regina (Gary) Tart; son, Randall (Regina) Walker; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 9 siblings.Earline was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Walker; two...
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Patricia Ann. Eiland

November 13, 1942 - October 11, 2017

Patricia Ann. Eiland, age 74, a native of Mobile, AL passed away on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at her home. She was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, wife and grandmother. A former member of Culvert St. Baptist Church and current member of College Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Eiland was also a dedicated Sunday School teacher of more than 50 years. Mrs. Eiland was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lawanda Rean Thomas

September 19, 1963 - October 10, 2017

Lawanda Rean Thomas was born September 19, 1963, to the late Hugh lee Jones, Sr. and Ester Mae Jones of Creola. She departed this life Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Jones, Sr. and one sibling, Hugh Jones, Jr. She was a faithful member of New Life Baptist Church, Bay Minette, AL. Lawanda enjoyed all types of sports, fishing, cooking, talking on the phone,...
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Paul Dee White

January 10, 1945 - October 9, 2017

Paul Dee White, age 72, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. Paul was born January 10, 1945, in Mobile, Alabama to Dorothy Bentley White and Joseph Homer White. Paul is survived by his wife of 49 years, Arlene White; two daughters, Deeann White and Rachael Pearson; brother, Tommy White; three grandchildren, Dustin Ridgway, Angel Peterson and Dylan Peterson.Paul was...
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Mary Kathleen Robertson

January 13, 1926 - October 6, 2017

Mary Kathleen Robertson - a 91 year-old native of Reform, Alabama and longtime resident of Eight Mile passed away in Mobile on Friday, October 6, 2017. She was very active in her church and in gospel music. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Oscar McDaniel and Mamie Fulgim McDaniel; husband, Emmet Robertson; and son, Hollis Michael Donohoo. She is survived by her son, Gary L....
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Roy Franklin Adams

June 27, 1933 - October 6, 2017

Roy F. Adams, age 84, passed away peacefully at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, Alabama surrounded by his loving family on Friday October 6, 2017. He was born on June 27, 1933 in Covington County, Alabama to Isaac and Blanche (Simmons) Adams. He is preceded in death by his first wife Geraldine (Anderson) Adams, his son Danny Adams his granddaughter Denita Hyde, his sisters Melbalene (Troy Lee)...
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Gerald Thomas Phillips

September 18, 1954 - October 5, 2017

Mr. Gerald Thomas Phillips, age 63 native of Mobile, AL, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents R. G. and Ora Charlene Phillips. His family will remember him as a loving and caring son, brother and uncle. He is survived by his sisters; Kay Phillips Lacey (Norman) and Carol Phillips Monk (George). He is also survived by his niece, Patricia Darlene...
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Sara Lorena Freeman

December 27, 1923 - October 5, 2017

Sara Lorena Freeman 93, of Daphne formally of Satsuma passed away Thursday. Born December 27, 1923 to the late Allie Claude and Minnie Bell McKinney Freeman in Reform, Al. She is preceded in death by Brother Allie Mason Freeman, Sr. and his wife Gladys., sister Virginia Grace Freeman Nall and her husband Ivan Hardy Nall and nephew Harry M. Saranthus. She is survived by her Nephews Allie M....
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Bennie Frederick Tucker

February 11, 1939 - October 4, 2017

Mr. Bennie F. Tucker, age 78, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin J. and Grady Morgan Tucker, brothers; Charles V. Tucker, William Tucker and grandson Brandon Boyd Hughes. Mr. Tucker served his country honorably in the United States Army. He retired after over twenty years with Ingalls Shipyard. He was a Mason and an avid...
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Carol Sue Swann

September 23, 1934 - October 4, 2017

Mrs. Carol Sue Batson Swann, age 83, longtime resident of Satsuma, AL passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pascal Allen and Velma Wyatt Batson and step-mother, Herselete Batson. She was a 1951 graduate of Arlington High School, Poughkeepsie, NY, attended Perkinston Junior College and was a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi. ...
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Grace E. Brown

September 24, 1920 - October 3, 2017

Grace Cobb Brown, age 97, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 3. A native of Gordon, Georgia, she moved to Mobile in 1941. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward O'Neil Brown, her parents, William D. and Mattie D. Cobb, and her seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her two children, both of Mobile: daughter, Glenda Grace Lynn Brown, who had been her caregiver...
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James Richard Coley

August 12, 1957 - October 1, 2017

Mr. James Richard Coley, Jr., age 60, native of Mobile, AL, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, James Richard Coley, brother, Michael Wayne Coley and grandparents; Rufus and Nellie Smith and Rufus and Gertrude Coley. Mr. Coley served his country honorably in the United States Air Force serving 21 years. He served in many theatres including Desert...
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Phyllis Faulkner

August 18, 1937 - September 30, 2017

Mrs. Phyllis Sharp Faulkner, age 80, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 30, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Pola Faulkner, parents, James and Velvie A. Sharp, granddaughter, Deanna Nicole "Nickie" Erwin and great grandson, Luke "Lukey" Nathaniel Courtney. Mrs. Faulkner will be remembered by her family and friends as a faithful,...
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Frank Jackson

February 8, 1940 - September 30, 2017

Frank Jackson - born February 8, 1940 to Mae Gargus passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Mr. Jackson served three years in the United States Army, former Police Chief who retired from the City of Chickasaw after many years of service. Preceded in death by brothers Charles Wolfe and Tommy Gargus.He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruby Powell Criswell Jackson; three children, Vinson...
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Michael Wayne Kiper

February 2, 1950 - September 28, 2017

Michael "Mike" Wayne Kiper, age 67, of Stapleton, Alabama passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Mike was born February 2, 1950 in Mobile, Alabama to Betty Mae Babcock Kiper and Melvin Audra Kiper. Mike is survived by his wife of 19 years, Pamela Sue Sena Kiper; daughter, Carrie Ann Kiper (Brian) Barnett; son, Michael Chad Kiper; brother, Larry Gene (Jacklyn) Kiper; five...
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Flora Whan

July 22, 1933 - September 28, 2017

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Jerome Joseph Cartier, Sr.

April 13, 1927 - September 27, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" Joseph Cartier Sr., age 90, of Satsuma, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Jerry was born April 13, 1927 in Lowell, Massachusetts to Marie Cartier and Peter Cartier. Jerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Louise D. Cartier; son, Jerome (Ginnie) Cartier, Jr.; son, Rodney Cartier; daughter, Tammy (Steve) Silcox; son, Terry Ryals; son, Jesse Ryals; daughter-in...
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Herbert Langley

August 24, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Herbert "Pete" Langley - born August 24, 1931, in Chance, Alabama to Walter Joe Langley and Lula Wright Langley, passed away, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Mr. Langley was a member of Bayou Sara Baptist Church for over five decades. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Joe Langley and Lula Wright Langley; brothers, Woody Langley, Frank Langley, Tommy Langley, and Jack...
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Richard Hartwell Cook

September 12, 1943 - September 25, 2017

Richard Hartwell Cook, Sr., a native and lifelong resident of Mobile, died Monday, September 25, 2017, at Providence Hospital. Mr. Cook served in the U.S. Air Force from Jan. 1961 to Jan. 1967. He was preceded in death by his parents, Esther Cardwell Cook and Quinton Cook; his twin brother, Edward Anthony Cook; and his son, Richard Hartwell Cook, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 49 years,...
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Melvin B. Jordan

March 18, 1944 - September 24, 2017

Melvin B. Jordan, age 73, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Sunday September 24, 2017 in Cypress, Texas. Melvin was born March 18, 1944 in Century, Florida to Edna Bell Jordan and Jesse Ben Jordan. A United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Jordan was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired from Western Electric after 27 years of service. He was a loving husband and wonderful...
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Bobby Jess Christian

December 15, 1933 - September 23, 2017

Bobby Jess "Buck" Christian passed away on the morning of Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Mobile, AL. Born in Howell Community, MS, Buck raised his family in Saraland, AL, where he was a resident for over 60 years and a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Throughout his life, Buck enjoyed raising beagles for rabbit hunting, traveling the country with his wife and friends in his camper, and...
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Roy Fail Johnson

July 16, 1931 - September 21, 2017

Mr. Roy Fail Johnson, age 86, longtime resident of Semmes, AL, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Johnson, parents, Christopher and Lettie Palmer Johnson and brother, Robert Earl Johnson. Mr. Johnson served his country honorably in the United States Army. He retired after over 40 years at International Paper Company. He attended...
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Ricky Ircel Richardson

February 25, 1959 - September 20, 2017

Ricky Ircel Richardson - age 58, of Saraland, passed away Wednesday,a September 20, 2017. He is survived by his two brothers, Mike Richardson (Angela) and Jason Richardson (Karman); five nieces and nephews, Chad (Robin) Richardson (Kelly (John) O'Neal, Tiffany (Cam) Callaway, Bryce Richardson, and Aidan Richardson; and four great-nieces and nephews, Bryant, Gemma, Landry and Georgia Kate. ...
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Travis E. Lowe

July 7, 1937 - September 17, 2017

Travis E. Lowe - an 80 year-old native of Reform, AL and a resident of Satsuma passed away at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Mr. Lowe was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Alabama Power Company as an accounting manager after more than 40 years of service. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Satsuma where he served as a deacon. Mr. Lowe was the ...
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Suzzanne N. Smith

January 14, 1947 - September 17, 2017

A native of Mobile, AL and a resident of Saraland died on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Raymond Smith; daughter, Paula Sue Williams; mother, Mildred Irene Novay Hilburn; father, Paul Ray Novay; brother, Paul Larry Novay. She is survived by her two children, Pamella Hart and Charles R. "Chuck" Smith Jr both of Saraland;...
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Gloria Haupt Irby

June 26, 1925 - September 16, 2017

Gloria was born in Pineville, Kentucky to Alexander Luther Smith and Myrtle E. Reed where she lived the first seventeen years of her life. After graduating from high school, Gloria and her sister, Louise, moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. There she met William "Bill" Marcus Haupt, Sr. who became her husband on January 29, 1943. They moved to Insull, Kentucky where Bill worked for Gloria's dad in a...
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Guy Newton Baggett

March 5, 1934 - September 15, 2017

A native of Repton, AL born March 5, 1934 was ushered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, September 15, 2017. For the last 10 months of his life, Dad was a resident of Northshore Senior Living, Knoxville, TN.After he graduated high school in Repton Al, he enlisted in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. A resident of Chickasaw, AL for over 60 years. Dad was an...
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Frankie Woodyard Havard

June 23, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Frankie Woodyard Havard, 85, a native of Leroy, Ala., and resident of Chickasaw for over 63 years passed away September 14, 2017 at a local hospital. She retired from Alabama Dry Dock after 38 year's service, to later become a loving, caretaker of her big family. Frankie enjoyed her family and activities like the square dancing of old days, her church, her many trips with her husband and the...
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Lillian Voncile White

August 8, 1928 - September 13, 2017

Lillian Turberville White; “Tula,” “Maw-Maw”; an 89 year old native of Monroeville, Alabama, and longtime resident of Georgetown, Alabama, went to her Heavenly home on September 13, 2017, where the circle is finally unbroken. She lived in New Orleans for the past several years with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Laigast and Peggy...
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Audrey Jean Lee

September 23, 1931 - September 13, 2017

Audrey Jean Lee - an 85 year-old native of Stonewall, MS and longtime resident of Chunchula went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was a longtime preschool teacher at Shiloh Baptist Church.Mrs. Lee is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Alman Lee; children, Deborah Edmonds (Richard) and Bruce Lee (Consilia); grandchildren, Sarah Jirka (Shawn), Richard Edmonds ...
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David Ellis Freeman

January 25, 1954 - September 12, 2017

David Ellis Freeman - a 63 year-old resident of Creola, Alabama passed away in Biloxi, Mississippi on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He is survived by his mother Isabell Savell, three children John C. Freeman, Janice Short and Sammye Jo Walters. Six grandchildren, one brother Phillip Freeman, two step-brothers Paul and Craig Savell, two step-sisters Shelley Lucas and Allison Richardson, other...
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Jimmy Lamar Little

January 30, 1943 - September 12, 2017

Jimmy Lamar Little, age 74, a resident of Saraland since 1969, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Jimmy was employed by CSX Railroad as a Car Shop Foreman, having worked in the Mobile office for many years and then in Nashville, TN and Montgomery, AL for a few years, retiring in 1998. He contributed to his community of Saraland as a volunteer fireman and the first volunteer trained EMT...
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Clifford Goodell

July 12, 1960 - September 10, 2017

Clifford Willis Goodell, age 57, a life long resident of Saraland, AL passed away the morning of Sunday September 10, 2017. Clifford was born July 12, 1960 in Mobile, AL. Clifford was preceded in death by; father Charles Hanson Goodell and mother Frances Alma Brown. Survived by daughters Kristy Coggin and Haylie M. Goodell. Granddaughter Emma Rose Blackwell, Sister Lynn Goodell Daniel, Nephew...
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Odelle Carroll Seibert

February 8, 1929 - September 7, 2017

Odelle Seibert received her Heavenly wings at 2:15AM on September 7, 2017. She was embraced by loved ones as she took flight! O'Delle was IMMEASURABLY LOVED by each person who was given the GIFT of knowing her. It is not possible to paint a true picture of THE BEAUTIFUL SOUL she was & THE LIFE SHE LIVED SO WELL, but this is our feeble attempt:Odelle's heart modeled Jesus Christ!! She was...
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Jackie Hugh Riley

July 1, 1947 - September 5, 2017

Jack was born on July 1, 1947 and passed away on September 5, 2017. He was a native of Alabama and a long time resident of Houston, Texas. Jack was retired from the Texas Department of Transportation. He was a life time member of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo. He enjoyed participating in competition Bar-B-Que, where he won numerous awards/ competition and was a certified judge, Jack was...
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Kaylee Lane Allo

August 20, 2008 - September 5, 2017

Kaylee Lane Allo, age 9, became forever our little angel on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her loving family. In her young life, Kaylee touched many. She attended Saraland Elementary School, enjoyed playing softball, loved animals and making Musical.ly's. She was granted a trip to Disney World from Magic Moments which she enjoyed greatly. Kaylee enjoyed trips to the...
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Etoile D. Washington

April 22, 1923 - August 31, 2017

Etoile D. Washington, age 94, died on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born in Sunflower County, MS to Jasper and Adelle Hood and is preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters; her husband, Carlton Floyd Washington; son, Roy Carl Washington; and son-in-law, Doug Neese. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Neese; grandchildren Doug Neese, Dione Wilmoth (Billy),...
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Emery Terrell Jackson

July 29, 1930 - August 30, 2017

Emery Terrell "E.T." Jackson - an 87 year-old native of Franklin County, Alabama and a longtime resident of Eight Mile passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after many years of service. Mr. Jackson was a devoted member of Myers Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading, especially his Bible and history.Mr....
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Kayla Marie Weaver

April 21, 1994 - August 26, 2017

Kayla Marie Weaver, age 23, passed away as a result of a tragic car accident on Saturday, August 26, 2017. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Lynda Kay "Granny" Purdon and aunt, Jeannie Nicole "Aunt Nikki" Purdon Smith. Kayla was a bright and shining star in our world. She was a beautiful and joyful child of God that many of us watched grow into a vivacious woman with an amazing...
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