Our Obituaries

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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Toy Wildon Thompson

April 2, 1929 - August 26, 2017

Toy Wildon Thompson, age 88, of Creola, Alabama passed away on Saturday August 26, 2017. Toy was born April 2, 1929 in Elba, Alabama to Eunice Prescott Thompson and Ulysses Thompson. Toy is survived by; daughter Katherine (Ferrell) Miller; and son Gerald (Kathy) Thompson; sister Myrtice Coaker and sister Peggy Sumrall; grandson Matthew Thompson.Toy was preceded in death by; father Ulysses...
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Edward Lamar Hawkins

November 12, 1930 - August 24, 2017

Edward Lamar Hawkins, age 86, passed away at his home in Saraland, AL. on Thursday, August 24, 2017. A loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather who served his country proudly in the United States Navy.He is preceded in death by his wife Wilda Hawkins, parents Mark and Vestra Crenshaw Hawkins. Three brothers and a sister. Survived by daughters Delite H. (Ricky)...
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Betty Clarice Rachel

February 25, 1935 - August 24, 2017

Mrs. Betty Clarice Rachel, age 82, native of Yazoo City, MS and longtime resident of Saraland, AL, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Rachel and parents, Ernest and Mabel Ledlow. Mrs. Rachel is survived by her children; Robin (Casey) Ganey, Bay Minette, AL, James "Bubba" (Lynn) Rachel of Satsuma, AL and Ernest (Deb) Rachel of Saraland,...
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James Berry Morris

August 9, 1934 - August 23, 2017

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Ruth Dunn Parker

September 25, 1917 - August 22, 2017

Ruth Dunn Parker passed away peacefully at her home on August 22, 2017. She was born on September 25, 1917 in Samson, Alabama to Thomas and Delilah Dunn. She spent her early years in Elba, Alabama and Quincy, Live Oak and Blountstown, Florida. She was married for 63 years to Glenn M. Parker who owned and operated G. M. Parker's Garage in Prichard, Alabama. She was a resident of Chickasaw for...
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Gladys Bush Thompson

July 27, 1930 - August 22, 2017

Gladys Bush Thompson, age 87, of Saraland, AL passed away on Tuesday August 22, 2017. Gladys was born July 27, 1930 in Black, AL.Gladys is survived by; sons Tom Thompson; and Alfes Joseph Thompson, Jr. 6 Grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren amd 1 great great grandchild. A visitation for Gladys will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Radney Funeral Home- Saraland, 1200...
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Hazel Parker Stinson

September 12, 1926 - August 22, 2017

Hazel Parker Stinson went to be with her Lord on August 22, 2017. She was a native of Butler County, Alabama and a resident of Satsuma, Alabama for 60 years. She was a member of Bayou Sara Baptist Church in Saraland, AL. Mrs. Stinson worked for Bemis Bag Mill and also as a substitute mail carrier in Satsuma. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.D. Parker and Redie Bell Parker; husband,...
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Leon Jefferson Rather

January 2, 1925 - August 22, 2017

Leon Rather went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 22, 2017. Mr. Rather was a native of Vicksburg, MS. Born on January 2, 1925 and lived in Chickasaw, AL., for 74 years; He was a dedicated member of First Baptist North Mobile/Redemption Church. Mr. Rather retired from International Paper Company after 43 years of service. Unable to serve in the Armed Forces, he served in the State Guard...
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John Allen Dantzler

October 16, 1936 - August 21, 2017

John A. Dantzler, 80, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 surrounded by his family and entered in the Heavenly gates to go home to our Lord Jesus Christ. He was from Georgiana, Alabama and has resided in Saraland, Alabama for the past 60 years. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 58 years, Jealean Dantzler and three children, Debbie D. Marshall (Hugh), David Dantzler...
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James Pierce Counselman

October 21, 1925 - August 20, 2017

James Pierce Counselman died peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, he was ninety one years old. A life well lived !! . but in the last few years he had been suffering with dementia. Mr. Counselman was preceded in death by his wife of sixty six years, Edith Marie Counselman, his daughter, Linda Dee Campbell (Jimmy) and a great- granddaughter Mollie Elisabeth Counselman. The loved...
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Linda Connolly Barker

October 2, 1939 - August 20, 2017

Linda Connolly Barker, Age 77, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at her home in Saraland, AL. She is preceded in death by her husband Donald E. Barker. Survivors include her children Dawn (Charlie) Erdmann, Vickie (Martin) Trotter, Deirdre (Donald) Brown and Michael (Ruth) Barker. Sister Anne Connolly Logan, nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.The family will receive friends on Wed....
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Irene Wright Anthony

January 7, 1946 - August 19, 2017

Irene Wright Anthony 71, of Stockton, AL passed away Saturday. She was preceded in death by her father Fred K. Wright, Sr., sisters Becky Wright and Mary Martha Bryan, as well as a brother Michael Wright. She is survived by her Mother Audrey Wright Kingsolver. A precious friend and long time companion Bobby Davis. Brothers King and his wife Nok Wright, Ben and his wife Becky Wright and Wesley and...
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Jerry Columbus Pinkerton, Jr.

January 7, 1948 - August 18, 2017

Jerry Columbus Pinkerton, Jr., age 69, of Mobile, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017. He is survived by his three children, Craig (Deana) Pinkerton, Chad Pinkerton, and Tina (Darrell) McCoy; five siblings, Jurlean Gilmore, Joseph (Janet) Pinkerton, Elsie (Travis) Blakney, Marilyn (Jerry) Gatwood, and Tim Pinkerton; a sister-in-law, Lori Pinkerton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;...
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Ethan Cole Craig

April 15, 1998 - August 15, 2017

Born on April 15, 1998, Ethan Cole Craig departed from his earthly life on August 15, 2017. He was only nineteen years old. In those nineteen years, he accomplished things that many grown men can only dream of accomplishing. He graduated from Mary G. Montgomery High School in May of 2016 with an advanced with honors diploma. Throughout his time in high school he enjoyed showing cattle with Mobile...
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Wiley B. Taylor

November 5, 1930 - August 13, 2017

Wiley B. Taylor, age 86 passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. A wonderful husband and loving father who enjoyed life and his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by a son Larry Taylor, parents Ivy and Josie Taylor, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Survivors include his loving wife Joyce Taylor, daughters Patricia (Mike) Jarvis, Lynn (Robert) Brannan, Donna (Todd...
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Sherry Latham Culbertson

October 4, 1956 - August 13, 2017

Sherry Latham Culbertson - 60 year-old native of Tuscaloosa, AL passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Ronnie Culbertson; daughters, Krystal Singleton (David) and Rhonda Clark (David); sister, Terri Edmonds; granddaughters, Isabelle and Suezanna Singleton and Abigail Clark; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held from...
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Betty Keevan Steber

March 1, 1932 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Terry Lynn Howell Graham

September 24, 1949 - August 10, 2017

Terry Lynn Howell Graham received her wings Thursday, August 10, 2017 at her home with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Kentucky.She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Wayne Graham "Jerry", her son Jerry Wayne Graham "Bebo", her parents John Harris Howell and Ann Joyce Howell, brothers John Louis Howell "Louie" and Gordon Wayne Howell. She is survived by and will be greatly...
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Peggy Carol Hensarling

July 31, 1951 - August 10, 2017

Peggy Carol Hensarling, age 66, passed away at her home unexpectedly .. She is preceded in death by her parents, James M. and Ruth Kersh Hensarling and sister, Julia Thompson. Peggy was a graduate of Vigor High School, Class of 1969 and was a graduate of University of South Alabama School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for over twenty years. She was a member of First Baptist...
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Melba Bernice Lewis

February 9, 1935 - August 8, 2017

Mrs. Melba Phillips Lewis, age 82, longtime resident of Saraland, AL, passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cornel N. and Doshie Hicks Phillips. Mrs. Lewis was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, William Edward Lewis and her children; Patty Moseley, Cindy Sones (Robert) and Judy...
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Mabel D. Autry

August 31, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Mabel Davis Autry, 84 a resident of Saraland, AL, for 65 years, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017, at her residence with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Brownsville, Tuscaloosa County, AL, August 31, 1932. She loved teaching children at Prichard Christian and Shiloh Christian Schools in Saraland and teaching Sunday school for over 62 years. She enjoyed Christmas baking, camping...
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Ginger Helena Adcock

February 11, 1983 - August 5, 2017

Ginger Helena King Adcock - a 34 year-old resident of Satsuma, Alabama passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by a sister, Amy Cowart. Mrs. Adcock is survived by her husband, Patrick Adcock; parents, Robert and Faye Wiggins; brother, Bobby Wiggins; sister Benjalin Hewett (Tim); nieces nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held from the...
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Larry David Dees

September 27, 1948 - July 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Leonard A. Stevens

May 3, 1923 - July 28, 2017

Leonard A. "Hookie" Stevens 94, of Eight Mile, AL passed away Friday at his home. Mr. Stevens is preceded in death by his wife Minnie L. Stevens and son-n-law Jerry Pierce. Mr.Stevens was retired from H.O. Weaver Company. Mr. Stevens loved Fishing, Pro Wrestling and NASCAR. He is survived by his daughters Mildred Pierce and Gwen and her husband Terry Batchelor. Grandchildren Doni...
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Jeanne Glynn Harris

February 8, 1930 - July 27, 2017

Jean "Granny" Harris passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by family and her Poodle/Yorkshire Terrier named "Ebony". Jean was born in Wichita , Kansas on February 8, 1930 to Joseph Lawrence and Barbara Jeanine Glynn. She was the first of five children. She graduated from Bishop Toolen Catholic School. She shared 63 wonderful years of marriage with her husband Robert...
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Odelle Blackmon Pearson

January 16, 1927 - July 27, 2017

Odelle Blackmon Pearson passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Rosalind Spann. Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home Saraland, AL on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Chapel services will be held in the funeral home chapel beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of...
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Delores Marlene Harr Smith

January 7, 1938 - July 26, 2017

Delores Marlene "Chick" Smith, age 79, passed peacefully from this earth at her home with her loving family by her side, into the loving arms of her Lord, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Chick was a devoted and loving wife to husband Keele Smith of 60 years and mother to Keele (Penni) Smith and Keela Smith and a beloved grandma to her most precious grandchildren; Keele "McClure" and Melanie Smith. ...
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Barney Ray Willcutt

October 11, 1942 - July 25, 2017

Mr. Barney Ray Willcutt, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Barnie and Agnes Willcutt, son, Scott Devoid Willcutt, sister, Gloria and nephews, Jody and Christopher. Mr. Willcutt served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. Mr. Willcutt will be remembered by his family as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. ...
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Sammie Elie Lee

August 20, 1926 - July 24, 2017

Sammie Elie Lee - a 90 year-old native of McKenzie, AL and a longtime resident of Chickasaw passed away at his home on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and retired from the City of Chickasaw as the Maintenance Superintendent after many years of service. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Lillian Lee; children, Ronnie Lee, Michael Lee ...
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Gregory M. Jackson

November 3, 1953 - July 23, 2017

Gregory M. Jackson, a 63 year old native of Mobile and longtime resident of Saraland, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Known to many people as many things, Greg was a family man, a river rat and a patriot. He was a drinking buddy, a devil dog, a faithful friend and trusted neighbor. Greg was a devout husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He lived life to the fullest...
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Myrtle Lee Clark

September 7, 1939 - July 16, 2017

Mrs. Myrtle Lee Clark, age 77, longtime resident of Eight Mile, Al passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents; William Madison and Maggie Herrin Dickinson, husband, Kenneth Clark, two brothers, C. L. and Herman Dickinson and son-in-law, Mike Drew. Mrs. Clark will be remembered by her family and friends as a true southern lady. She was a loving...
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Rayford Lee Everett

February 13, 1957 - July 16, 2017

Rayford Lee Everett - a 60 year-old native of Mobile and resident of Eight Mile passed away at his home on Sunday, July 16, 2017. He was a faithful member of Lott Road Church of God and loved spending time with his family.Mr. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, George Samuel Everett and Ouida Bruhl Everett. He is survived by his brother, Sammy Everett (Suzanne); sister, Sandra Eubanks...
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Betty Ann Macon

April 5, 1951 - July 16, 2017

Mrs. Betty Ann Macon, age 66, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her father, Melvin Miller, step-father, Vernon Kearley; son , Bobby Cooley and longtime companion, Carlos Calhoun. Mrs. Macon is survived by her mother, Doris Kearley, sons; Matthew Cooley and his wife Angel and Mark Cooley and wife, Cynthia. She is also survived by her siblings; Eugene Kearley ...
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Joyce Ann Woods Neverdahl

August 3, 1955 - July 13, 2017

Joyce Ann Windham Woods Neverdahl, age 61, of Chickasaw, Al, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Leonie Windham and husband, Arnold Woods. She is survived by her children; Laura Beech and her husband Michael and son, Julius Windham. She is also survived by her sister, Linda Feazell and her husband Michael. Visitation will be...
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Michael Paul Addison

June 1, 1946 - July 13, 2017

Mr. Michael Paul Addison, age 71, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 13, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Waring and Juanita Pierce Addison. Mr. Addison served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He retired with Scott Paper Company after 26 years. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his love of family, Nascar and being...
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Massie Allen Gates

December 14, 1926 - July 12, 2017

Massie Allen Gates, age 90, of Saraland, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He is survived by his children, Patricia (Jimmy) Ainsworth, Kenneth (Judy) Gates, and Mike (Sharon) Gates; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Mr. Gates was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Gates. He was a member of the Howard E...
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Terri Hearn Kendrick

June 3, 1959 - July 11, 2017

Mrs. Terri Hearn Kendrick was born June 3, 1959, in Mobile, AL, to the late Joseph and Lemoyne Hearn. She departed this life on July 11, 2017, in Chatom, AL. She attended high school at Washington County High School and graduated in 1977. Following graduation, she went on to obtain a degree in elementary education from Mobile College and a Master's degree in Education at the University of...
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James Michael Murphy

March 14, 1956 - July 8, 2017

James Michael Murphy, age 61, of Saraland, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 43 years, Diane Murphy; his children, Christopher Michael (Karis) Murphy, Jennifer Michelle (John) Holloman, and Tera Cherie (Jeremy) Hamilton; a brother, Johnny (Mary) Murphy; a sister, Sherri Goff; twelve grandchildren; and several devoted friends, Richard and Kim...
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Wanda C. Dees

September 29, 1951 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Don Wesley Gerhardt

August 4, 1940 - July 7, 2017

Don Wesley Gerhardt, a 76 year-old native of Mobile and long-time resident of Satsuma, passed away at his home on Friday, July 7, 2017. A member of Satsuma High School's first graduating class, Mr. Gerhardt graduated in 1958. After high school, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball organization and finished his career with the Detroit Tigers. He retired from Kemira as...
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Rivers A. Rush

August 17, 1928 - July 6, 2017

Rivers A. Rush - born August 17, 1928, passed away July 6, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Christine R. Rush; son, Edward Rush; daughter, Lauren Rush; step-sons, Billy (Gloria) Welch and Buddy (Patti) Smith; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 6 great, great-grandchildren. He enjoyed careers at Mobile Infirmary and World Omni. Visitation will be Mon. July 10, 2017 at Radney Funeral Home...
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Daniel Edward Koch

November 19, 1961 - July 2, 2017

Daniel "Danny" Edward Koch, age 55, of Prichard passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Letitia Koch; daughter, Danielle Renee Koch; father, Edward Eugene Koch; and a grandchild, Michael Ethan English. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ima Lorena Rushing Koch. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home,...
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Corey Lynn Arnold

September 25, 1970 - June 29, 2017

Corey, aka "Mad Dog", passed away June 29, 2017 after being in an automobile accident. He was trying to complete a tow when his truck became stuck on the tracks at the Suttles Crossover in Creola, Alabama. Born In Winter Haven, Florida, he was the son of the late Elaine and Lavern Arnold. He was a tow truck driver for Pitts & Sons. He enjoyed taking trips to his home town, spending...
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William Ronnie Palmer

November 3, 1942 - June 28, 2017

William "Ronnie" Palmer (Buggerred) age 74, a native of Mobile, AL and a resident of Satsuma, AL for 37 years passed away June 28, 2017. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, William & Verna Palmer, his wife of 39 years, Joyce Palmer. He is survived by his sons, Ronnie (Lisa) Palmer, Michael Palmer, and his daughter Holly (David) Hilliard and grandchildren Ireland & Tatum...
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Jack VanGinhoven

March 23, 1931 - June 28, 2017

Jack VanGinhoven - an 86 year-old native of Babylon, New York, longtime resident of Wilmer, Alabama, and a devoted family man, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A four year veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. VanGinhoven served aboard a LST during the Korean War. He was the top azalea grower for Blackwell Nursery for many years. Mr. VanGinhoven enjoyed bass fishing and basketball and...
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Steven Wayne Pully

February 11, 1953 - June 27, 2017

Steven Wayne Pully was born February 11, 1953. He passed from this life to his heavenly reward on June 27, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Doris Pully, and Step-daughter, Callie Smith. He is survived by the love of his life, Pamela Diane Pully; best friend, Dickie Rohlfs; daughters, Kristi and Kelly Driggers and April Pully; granddaughter, Eryn Deveau; along with many,...
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Jewell Lavern DeVan

April 26, 1934 - June 26, 2017

Jewell L. DeVan was a long time resident of Saraland, AL, She passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. Jewell owned and operated Saraland Art until her retirement. She enjoyed painting, flowers, church and her family. She was a long time member of Semmes Pentecostal Church and Saraland Community Center. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Robert T. DeVan, daughter Dawn DeVan, her...
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Betty Jean Dickson

December 26, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Betty Jean Dickson, a lifelong resident of Satsuma, AL. died peacefully in her home at the age of 84 on June 24, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was carried away in the arms of Angels after a long battle with cancer. Betty was a woman of deep faith, a homemaker who spent her life caring for her family. With an incredible kindness and a sense of humor that would have you laughing until you...
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Duane Edward Vance

June 3, 1965 - June 21, 2017

Duane Edward Vance, age 52, June 21, 2017. He was a Building and Grounds Manager for Baldwin County Schools. He was born in Satsuma and lived in Saraland at the time of his death. He previously lived in Tennessee and Virginia.He graduated from Satsuma High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lee University. His heart was for ministryPreceded in death by his father Edward Lee...
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Sandra Marie Cruthird

July 30, 1944 - June 21, 2017

Sandra Lewis Cruthird - a 72 year-old native of Mobile and resident of Creola passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She will always be remembered as a wonderful and caring mother who would help anyone in need.Mrs. Cruthird was preceded in death by her son, David Hess. She is survived by four children, Rene Haley (Kevan), Andrea Inabinet (Robert Atcheson), Laura Dixon, and Michael...
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Margaret Hatfield Morris

October 15, 1922 - June 20, 2017

Margaret Morris, a longtime resident of Saraland, Alabama, passed away at home on Tuesday afternoon, June 20, 2017. She was born in Columbus, Georgia on October 15, 1922. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Morris; father and mother, Hurley and Francis Hatfield, sister, Christine Horn, brothers, Hurley Hatfield, David Hatfield and Raymond Tolsma. She is survived by her daughters,...
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William Monroe Dunn

January 9, 1958 - June 20, 2017

William "Billy D." Dunn, age 59, of Wilmer, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He is survived by his devoted cousin, Gloria Stringer; a brother, Stacy (Ginger) Lofton; two sisters, Diane (Robbie) Foster and Janice (Gary) Foster; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Burton Dunn, Jr. and Marjorie Ethel Spooner Dunn; two brothers,...
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Eddie Ray Manasco

June 23, 1935 - June 20, 2017

Mr. Eddie Ray Manasco, Sr., age 81, native of DeSoto, MS, and longtime resident of Saraland, AL passed away at home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Peggy Manasco, son, Eddie R. Manasco, Jr., daughter-in-law, Helen Manasco, sister, Sybil Anderson and parents, Edgar and Lena Mae Manasco. Mr. Manasco retired after 35 years of service with Scott Paper...
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Sherry Ann Archer

January 26, 1950 - June 19, 2017

Sherry Ann Clark Archer, age 67, of Chunchula, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. She is survived by her husband, and high school sweetheart, of 48 years, Paul T. Archer; her children, Paul Kevin (Mary) Archer and Paula Sheree Archer; her grandchildren, Kade Archer, Gavin Archer, Abby Archer, Meagan Fleetwood, Emily Fleetwood, Braxton Myers, Cameron Myers, Gracie Hennis; a sister, Mary Clark (Don...
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James Bryan Key

June 19, 1985 - June 18, 2017

James Bryan Key - age 31, of Mobile, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. Mr. Key is survived by his father and step-mother, James Key and Polly Key; mother Denise Key;grandmother, Faye Harridge; daughter Madilyn Weaver; sisters, Lisha Gazzier (Willie); brothers, Justin Key and Harrison Key; step-sister, Celeste Paige (Justin); step-brother, Ryan Little (Emily); four nephews, Nolan, Garrison,...
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Gerald Wayne Freeman

July 25, 1946 - June 17, 2017

Gerald Wayne Freeman 70, of Saraland, Al passed away Saturday June 17, 2017. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Hughie and Ivaree Freeman and a brother Billy Freeman. Wayne is survived by his wife of 46 years Karen Freeman. His two daughters Ashley (Seth) Wilson of Spanish Fort and Shannon (Paul) Saxon of Saraland, and one son Joey Freeman of Saraland, as well as his eight grandchildren...
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Jacquelyn Dees Andrews

June 23, 1943 - June 17, 2017

Mrs. Jacquelyn Dees Andrews, age 73, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 17, 2017. She is preceded in death by her mother, Iris Preston, daughter, Sandra Lynn Andrews, son, Anthony M. Andrews, step-brother, Kenneth Preston and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Andrews. Mrs. Andrews retired in 1996 after many years of service with the Chickasaw Housing Authority. She was a longtime member of...
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Dottie Lou Seals

June 8, 1936 - June 15, 2017

Dottie Bentley Seals, 81 of Chickasaw passed away Thursday. She is preceded in death by her parents Chester "Chuck" and Dorothy Bentley, Brother Carl "Bud" Seals and Brother-N- Law P.B. Richardson. Dottie is Loved & Survived by her husband of 61 years Jackie Seals, Children Janice Lumpkin and her husband Anthony, Bo Seals and his wife Cheryl, Susan Elaine Wint and her husband Tim and Jenny...
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Darrell Noah Brantley

January 20, 1960 - June 13, 2017

Darrell Noah Brantley, affectionately known by his friends and many others as Homeboy, left his earthly home on June 13, 2017. He was born in Mobile, Alabama lived out the majority of his life there, and died there as well. Darrell has been preceded in death by many of his loved ones, including his mom, L. Yvonne Overstreet; his step dad who was to him just Dad, Bobby Ray Overstreet; his...
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Billie Glass Deaux

February 9, 1923 - June 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Rault Henry Edmonds

September 14, 1945 - June 10, 2017

Mr. Rault Henry Edmonds, Jr. died surrounded by his wife and children in Mobile, AL on June 10, 2017 at the age of 71. Rault was a native of Chickasaw, AL and graduated from Citronelle High School in 1966. In August of that same year, he married his high school sweetheart, Patricia. He served in the US Army, 61st Group, 41st Signal Battalion, from 1966 to 1968 and was stationed in Cam Ranh Bay,...
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Wanda Dunn Foster

April 7, 1944 - June 8, 2017

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Wanda Dunn Foster, 73 years of age a native of Fort Worth Texas and a lifelong resident of Saraland, Alabama, passed away with her two devoted daughters by her side. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty years, Medford "Mike" Foster; her mother, Deathel Dunn; father, Guy Dunn; sister, Sondra Jackson; and brother, Tommy Dunn. Wanda is survived by her...
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William Asbury Schwarzauer, Jr.

May 26, 1923 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Billie Jean Smith

August 25, 1930 - June 8, 2017

In Loving Memory ofBillie Jean Smith, a God Loving Lady and a wonderful mother.On June 8, 2017 was reunited in Heaven with her loving husband, Raymond L. Smith, Sr. They were blessed with three cherished children, Charlotte Jean Smith, Diane Gail Hughes and Raymond L. (Donna) Smith, Jr. Four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great grandchild.
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John Jesse Hattenstein

November 2, 1951 - June 7, 2017

He was a lifelong resident of Chickasaw, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marsha Hattenstein; his sons Corey Hattenstein of West Union, South Carolina and Jeremy (Trina) Hattenstein of Crosby, Texas; one grandson, Ehren Hattenstein of Westminister, South Carolina; one brother, Leon (Carolyn) Hattenstein of Turnerville, Alabama; numerous aunts, nieces,nephews, cousins, and friends....
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Annette Marie Borne

September 27, 1950 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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James Fredrick Lambeth

June 7, 1961 - June 4, 2017

James F. Lambeth - a 55 year-old native of Mobile and resident of Creola passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. He retired from Searcy Hospital after many years as a mental health worker. Mr. Lambeth was a passionate hunter and fisherman and enjoyed shooting pool and throwing darts.He was preceded in death by his parents, Corrie Daniel Lambeth and Bonnie Montez Nall Lambeth; sisters, Beatrice Montez...
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Timothy Eli Finch

March 4, 2015 - June 3, 2017

Timothy Eli Finch, 2, of Mobile, AL left this Earth on June 3rd, 2017 as a result of a medical emergency. He was born on March 4th, 2015 at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his parents Brandi Nicole McGlathery and Jeremy Ross Finch. He is also survived by his step-parents Anamarie Finch, wife of Jeremy Finch; as well as four siblings. .Eli was born with an extremely rare...
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Wanda Rae Varden

July 6, 1940 - June 2, 2017

Mrs. Wanda Rae Varden, age 76, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 surrounded by family. Mrs. Varden is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Franklin and Luellen McIntyre Adcock, and granddaughter, Linnie Amanda Crawford. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 1/2 years, Sterlin Varden ; children, Danny Varden (Susan) and David Crawford (Frankie). She is also survived by her...
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Owen Benford Parden

December 14, 1933 - June 1, 2017

Owen Benford Parden, 83, of Semmes, Alabama passed from this life to Jesus's arms on Thursday June 1st, 2017. He will be dearly missed. He was retired from the City of Mobile and spent many days fishing at his favorite spot on Big Creek Lake. He is survived by his wife Patricia Parden, his brother Floyd Parden, his sister Ethel Dennis, his three daughters Patty Hardeman, Linda Parden, and...
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Everett Devon Kervin

April 7, 1936 - May 31, 2017

Mr. Everett Devon Kervin, age 81, native of Butler Co., AL and longtime Semmes resident, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sumon Terry Kervin and Sallie Sellers Kervin and sister, Francis Wood He was Owner/Operator of Kervin Trucking for over 35 years. He was a man who loved his family and enjoyed the time spent with them. Mr. Kervin is survived...
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Wilma Ballard Gilmer

December 9, 1926 - May 29, 2017

Wilma Lee Ballard GilmerBorn December 9, 1926 in Hamilton, Alabama, Mrs. Gilmer was a resident of Chickasaw, Alabama from 1956 until she came to live with her daughter, Jennifer Bru, in the Turnerville community of the greater Mobile area. She passed away on Sunday morning, May 29th, 2017 after a year-long struggle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She died peacefully at home with surviving family...
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Linda Heathcoe Beasley

February 9, 1950 - May 28, 2017

Linda Heathcoe Beasely passed away on May 28,2017. She was proceeded in death by her parents Raymond L Heathcoe, Bernice Heathcoe, spouse Alvin P Beasley, and grandson Seth Paul Beasley. She is survived by : brother Randy (Sandy) Heathcoe, daughter, Veronica (Michael) Brewer, son Shane(Heather)Beasley, four grandchildren, Brannon Beasley, Douglas Brewer, Ella Brewer, Jordan Denmark , nieces...
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Nellie Stewart Grace

October 13, 1925 - May 28, 2017

Nellie Stewart Grace - a 91 year-old native of Dixie, Alabama and longtime resident of Saraland passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. A member of the "Greatest Generation", Mrs. Grace worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at the Mobile shipyards during World War II. She was a longtime member of Saraland Baptist Church. Mrs. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Grace, Sr....
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Lelia S. Strange

August 17, 1933 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL.
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Robert Walter Hiatt, Jr.

December 18, 1963 - May 26, 2017

Robert Walter Hiatt, Jr. passed away the morning of May 26, 2017 at the age of 53. "Bob" or "Bobby" was born in Clovis, New Mexico on December 18, 1963. He was an Army Veteran that served his county for ten years during Operation Desert Storm. He was oriented and believed that family always came first. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert Walter Hiatt, Sr. and...
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Irma Furr Wilson

July 29, 1915 - May 26, 2017

Mrs. Irma Furr Wilson, age 101, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, May 26, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, John E. Wilson, sons; Francis, Ollie, Rusty, Woody Wilson, parents, Jackson L. and Minnie Booth Furr and loving and dedicated mother-in-law, Minnie Wilson. Mrs. Wilson retired after 10 years of service with Ingalls Shipyard as a welder. She was a longtime member...
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Marcus Alan Jennings

April 11, 1984 - May 25, 2017

Marcus Alan Jennings, age 33, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Shelby J. Lathan, Bobby E. Lathan, Mary E. Jennings and James L. Jennings. He was born in Chesapeake, VA and was a resident of Wilmer, AL. He was currently employed with Austal International. He was a man who loved his family and the special time they spent together. He was an...
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James Walter Horton,

February 6, 1925 - May 22, 2017

James Walter Horton Sr., 92, of Wilmer, Alabama for the last 50 years, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at a local hospital. He was born February 6, 1925, in Sandflat, AL to the late Charlie and Etta Brown Fendley Horton. He was a US Navy Veteran serving our country during World War II aboard the USS Salt Lake City and witnessed the "raising of the American flag" at Iwo Jima. He...
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Johnny Jay Connell

August 11, 1954 - May 21, 2017

Mr. Johnny Jay Connell a native of Prichard, AL and a long time resident of Semmes, AL passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Lori Goolsby Connell, Four children: Jessica Marie Crawford, Daniel Connell (Brandy), Shaun Goolsby (Jamie), and Amber Helton (Brandon). Eight Grandchildren and one Great-grandchild. Two brothers William (Ray) Connell, and Robert...
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Jarret Thomas Dunnam

March 22, 1988 - May 20, 2017

Jarret Thomas Dunnam, 29, a native of Saraland and four-year college letterman in baseball, touched the hearts of so many before God called him home on Saturday, May 20. Born March 22, 1988, Jarret is survived by his mother, Debbie Elaine Kelly; father Thomas Martin Dunnam and stepmother Sherry (Orso); brother, Jacob Daniel Dunnam; maternal grandparents Daniel Thomas Kelly and Betty Earline...
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