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Some Obituaries of Central Alabama

 

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Death source info.

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Abbott, Benjamin Gradey        January 04, 1937        June 21, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 25, 1997, Funeral services for Benjamin Gradey "Buddy" Abbott, 60, of Maplesville, were held on Monday, June 23, 1997, at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Plantersville at 2 p.m. with the Reverends Ralph Smith and Gary Jones officiating.  Burial was at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Cemetery with the Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Abbott was born in Chilton County on January 4, 1937 to the late Felton Abbott and Rosie Mae Haigler Abbott.  He died at his residence in Maplesville on June 21, 1997.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Fisher Abbott, Maplesville; a son, daughter-in-law and daughter, Benjie and Charlene Abbott, Maplesville; Carla Abbott, Maplesville; a granddaughter, Chay Longcrier, Maplesville; two sisters and six brothers, Willie Cahalane, Maplesville; Dot Stough, Birmingham; Earl Abbott, Raymond Abbott, Will Abbott, Billy Abbott, Cecil Abbott and Dough Abbott, all of Maplesville.

Abbott, Dorothy Jo        May 09, 1945        July 01, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," July 5, 1998, page 2, Funeral services for Dorothy Jo Abbott, 53, of Maplesville were July 3, 1998 at Maplesville Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Gatlin and Rev. Art Hartley officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Abbott was born May 9, 1945 in Bibb County to Louise Ferguson and the late Rufus C. Ferguson.  She was an assistant lunchroom worker.  She died July 1 , 1998 at Four Rivers Medical Center in Selma.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Howard Earl Abbott of Maplesville; a daughter, ReDonna (Jim) Fredricks of Maplesville; two sons:  Joe (Rhonda) and Don (Andrea) Abbott, both of Maplesville; two sisters:  Sara Neell Oden of Lawley and Gwen Thompson of Randolph; three brothers:  Leon Ferguson of Maplesville, Bobby Gene Ferguson of Lawley and Danny Ray Ferguson of Maplesville, and six grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Jimmy Stewart, Willis Britt, Jerry Averette, Tony Burnett, Mike Blair and Mark Harrison.  Honorary pallbearers were Justin Abbott, Kendall Burnett and Mark Stewart.

Abbott, John Thomas, Jr.      December 23, 1925      January 29, 2006       

"Selma Times-Journal," Internet, January 31, 2006, Mr. John Thomas Abbott, Jr, 80, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2006 in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness.. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, at 11:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Pletcher, AL with Rev. Sandy Simmons officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. He is survived by a son, Billy Roger Abbott (Jean) of Prattville, AL; daughter, Shirley Ann (Abbott) Worrell (Charlie) of Selma, AL, daughter, Donna Gail (Abbott) Goray (David) of Jacksonville, AL; former wife, Vera (Popwell) Abbott of Selma, AL and a sister-in-law, Peggy Abbot of Brent, AL; grandchildren, Lance Abbott (Jenny) of Charlotte, MI, Kevin Worrell and fiance Margaret Groves of Tuscaloosa, AL, Lauren (Worrell) Goodwin (Heath) of Prattville, AL, Dustin Walker (Shannon) and Matthew Walker (Kendale) of Jemison, AL, Suzanne (Walker) Popwell of Clanton, AL, Shaina Edwards and Amber Goray of Jacksonville, AL, Tracy (Abbott) Putteet (Ryan) and Stephanie (Abbott) Turner (Jon) of Prattville, AL; greatgrandchildren, Caleb, Corey, Ashton, Abigail, Cheyanne, Mattison, and Katelyn and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Earl Abbott and wife Rosa Lee (Barrett) Abbott, and his sisters, Alma Carter and Ruth Apperson, brothers, Aubrey Abbott and Kent Abbott and of course, his father, John Thomas Abbott, Sr. and mother, Ulnah Dell (Judy) Abbott. He was born in Pletcher, AL on December 23, 1925 and lived there while raising a family for several years and later moved to Selma where he held various positions. His last place of employment before retiring was with Pilliod Cabinet Company in Selma. Mr. Abbott was a veteran of World War II with the 101st Airborne Squadron and received an Honorable Discharge. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kevin Worrell, Lance Abbott, Dustin Walker, Matthew Walker, Ryan Putteet and Jon Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends that he enjoyed playing music with over the years.

Acton, David Marion, 31, of Jemison died Wednesday, September 8, 2010. He was born on Thursday, August 9, 1979 in Montgomery, AL, Son of David R. Acton and Dorothy Acton. He worked in Electronics with the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his Son, David Marion Acton, Jr., South Dakota; Parents, David & Dorothy Acton of Jemison, AL; Sister, Tere (Kevin) Johnson of Clanton, AL; Nephews, Blake & Dustin Johnson of Clanton, AL; Nephew, Aidan Harper of Montevallo, AL. He was preceded in death by his Brother, Michael Jerome Acton; Grandparents, David R. Acton Sr. and Clara Elizabeth Acton; James & Wilma Green. Graveside Services will be held Friday, September 10, 2010, at 10:15 A.M.. at the Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL. No Flowers, please donate to the funeral fund.

Adams, Mrs. Ida DeVaughn, age 63, of 7600 2nd Ave. North, Birmingham, passed away Sunday at a Birmingham Hospital.

Survivors:

Mr. J. T. Adams--husband

Mrs Bradley White--daughter--Birmingham

Mrs John E. Craig--daughter--Birmingham

Mrs. Mary William--mother--Clanton

John W. DeVaughn--brother--White City

4 half sisters and 1 half brother

7 grandchildren

Buried at Elmwood, Birmingham, AL

Union Banner dated 2-18-1954 Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Adams, Anna Byrne        1874        April 17, 1940       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-09-1940, Miss Anna Byrne Adams born Clanton in 1874, died in Tuscaloosa April 17.  She was the first woman to be a Graduate of the University of Alabama in the Class of 1895.  She was daughter of Late Judge and Mrs. Samuel Adams.  Mrs. Adams before her marriage was Miss Ann Mitchell.  Miss Anna taught school many years.  She is survived by 2 Brothers, Samuel of Atlanta, and David Bell Adams of Clanton Route 2, a number of Nieces including Mrs. N. S. Johnson of Clanton.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.

Adams, Edgar J.        May 02, 1930        January 21, 2000      

 "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 25, 2000, Funeral services for Edgar J. Adams, 69, Clanton, were held on Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Oak Grove Church of God, with Rev. Lonnie Plunkett and Rev. Donnie Messer officiating.  Burial followed at Oak grove Church of God Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Adams was born on May 2, 1930 in Chilton County, the son of the late Riley and Victoria Adams.  He was a textile worker.  He died on Jan. 21, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.  Survivors include his wife, Gloyce Adams, Clanton; two daughters, Carolyn Northcutt, Jemison, and Debra Lewis, Clanton; two sons, Eugene Adams, Clanton, and Darrell Adams, Jemison; two step-daughters, Kerecia Durham and Kay Connell, both of Clanton; one sister, Lorene Kelly, Clanton; one brother, Duvard Adams, Clanton; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Adams, Johnny S.        August 18, 1946        February 08, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, February 11, 2003, Funeral services for Johnny S. Adams, 56 of Wetumpka, were held Monday, Feb. 10, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Nick Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena. Born on August 18, 1946 to Jessie Adams and Katie Bell Adams, he died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. Survivors include his wife, Nell Adams of Wetumpka; sons Tommy Adams and Michael Adams of Wetumpka; grandsons Justin Adams of Maplesville, Derrek Adams of Maplesville and James Adams of Wetumpka; brother James Adams of Verbena; sister Edna Graves of Verbena; a host of nieces and nephews.

Adams, Samuel Memory, Judge        December 10, 1853        March 30, 1932      Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-05-1932, Judge S. M. . Adams died at the Masonic Home in Montgomery.  Burial was in the Clanton City Cemetery.

Adkins, Woodrow        July 14, 1914        January 20, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 23, 2000, Private funeral services for Woodrow Adkins, 85, Clanton, were held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.  Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Adkins was born on July 14, 1914 in Coffee County, the son of the late Levy and Julie Adkins.  He was a mechanic.  He died on Jan. 20, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include his wife, Mildred Adkins, Clanton; two sons, Harry Adkins, Clanton, and James Woodrow Adkins, Thorsby; two daughters, Annette Moore, Prattville, Martha Nan Ryan, Daphne, and Verbie Nicholson and Gertha Hall, both of Ariton; 11 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.(2) Internet, http://www.bruceglenn.com/chestnut.htm.

Aldridge, Laura Armstrong    September 20, 1855        May 04, 1926       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-06-1926, Mrs. Laura Aldridge, Wife of G.P. Aldridge, died at her home in Clanton, May 4. Burial Clanton Cemetery, only Brother J. J. Armstrong, one Sister Mrs. Elizabeth Henley, 3 Sons, Will, Walter, and Newton Aldridge, five Daughters, Ida, Lula, Ada, and Essie all married and Miss Kate who lived with her Mother.  She had 2 children who had died earlier.

Allen, Hubbard Lorain, age 74, of Coopers, died at local hospital Saturday, November 14.  Services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 at Chestnut Creek, with interment in church cemetery.  Rev. L. E. Hand officiating. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Lillian L. Allen of Coopers, step-mother, Mrs. Norma Allen of Coopers; three daughters, Mrs. Laura E. Musser of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. Henrietta Weber of Arcadia, Calif., Mrs. Inez Goodgame of Riverside, Calif; son, Hubbard L. Allen, Jr. of Ornville, Calif.: sister, Miss Janey Allen of Cooper; our brothers, Arden R. Allen of Tuscaloosa, John H. Allen of Mobile, Walker W. Allen of Montgomery, Lane C. Allen of Birmingham: 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Native of Chilton, he was a son of J. T. Allen and Laura McSwain Allen.

Union Banner dated 11-9-1970 transcribed by Otis Murphy

Alston/Aulston, Howard Y.        May 11, 1917        May 23, 1938      

 Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-26-1938, Howard Y. Aulston, age 19, Senior at Chilton County High School died at the home of his Sister, Mrs. Grover Harris of Clanton Monday. Burial was at Chestnut Creek.  Survived by his Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Aulston of Mt. Creek, 2 Brothers, Russell and Eugene, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Milstead and Mrs. Estelle Harris. (Please Note:  his Mother was Lula Hazel Wright Aulston, daughter.  of Mrs. Lucinda Ray Wright and John Wright.)

Apperson, Louise Foshee       January 25, 1914        March 13, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 16, 1999, Funeral services for Louise Foshee Apperson, 85, Maplesville, were held on Monday, March 15, 1999, Martin Funeral Home Chapel with pastors Jim Shannon and Ed Vickrey conducting the service.  Burial was held in the Old Maplesville Cemetery.  Mrs. Apperson passed away on Saturday, March 13, 1999, at her home in Maplesville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Calhoun M. Foshee and Sue Snow Foshee, and her husband, Charles L. Apperson.  Mrs. Apperson was a retired educator.  She received her bachelor's degree from Huntingdon College and her graduate degree from Auburn University.  Her teaching career began at Parrish High School in Walker County.  She also taught at Maplesville High School before becoming lunchroom and attendance supervisor in the Chilton County School System.  During this time she also worked for the State Department of Education as a supervisor and teacher in lunchroom Workshops throughout the state.  Mrs. Apperson was an active member of many professional organizations, including the Delta Kappa Gamma Society.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Apperson is survived by one brother Calhoun M. Foshee; one stepson, Gordon Apperson; and a number of cousins and a host of very close friends.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to hour favorite charity.

Arant, Lorene        February 16, 1920        March 12, 1935      

 Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-14-1935, Miss Lorene Arant, 15 year old Daughter of Jake Arant, died at Prattville Hospital Tuesday.  She died of Pneumonia and her Father is very ill at his home in Wadsworth with Pneumonia.  The Deceased is a Sister of Mrs. Walter Culp of Clanton.

Arant, Shirley Faye Booth      1940        October 17, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, October 19, 2004, Shirley Faye Booth Arant Services for Shirley Faye Booth Arant, 64, of Marbury, will be held October 20 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Flat Cemetery, Deatsville. Arant died Sunday, October 17.Surviving are her sons, Burl Arant of Prattville, Ray Arant of Spanish Fort, Ala., David Arant of Prattville and Mark Arant of Verbena; daughter, Pam Brown of Marbury; two brothers, A.J. Booth of Prattville and Macon Booth of Deatsville; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, seven step-sons and a host of step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray H. Arant.

Armstrong, John Douglas        April 1888        August 1939       

 Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-24-1939, John Douglas Armstrong, age 52, Mail Carrier on Clanton Route 2, died of a Stroke Wed.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Dovie Roper Armstrong, 4 Brothers, Cleveland, Jim, Cecil, and Mallie Armstrong.

Armstrong, Marvreen C.       January 20, 1913        November 28, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," November 28, 2001, Funeral services for Marvreen C. Armstrong, 88, Union Springs, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Dr. Larry Michael and Rev. Jay Hurd officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Armstrong was born on Jan. 20, 1913, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late John M. Cox and the late Nezzie Cox. She was an inspector. She died on Nov. 28, 2001, at her residence. Survivors include one son, James (Pat) Armstrong, Clanton; two sisters, Delene Smith, Sarasota, Fla., and Ruth Williams, Clanton; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. The family requests no flowers. One may send donations to the First Baptist Church of Clanton Building Fund.

Armstrong, W. J., Rev. Unknown        May 1928       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-31-1928, Rev. W. J. Armstrong who took his own life was buried at Concord.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Annie Armstrong, a daughter of Rev. M.J. Parrish, 3 Sons, Stewart age 20, Jackson age 16, and Bill age 11.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-24-1928, Clanton:  Rev. W.J. Armstrong, rural Mail Carrier on the Rural Route 4 for the past 20 years took his life about 2 P.M. Wednesday.  He shot himself with a pistol.  Just before he shot himself he gave Mrs. L.E. Parrish a letter to his Wife.

Armstrong, Willie Marie     January 29, 1920        April 22, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 22, 2005, Willie Marie Armstrong, formerly of Clanton, passed away at Bethany House in Auburn on April 22. She was born in Chilton County on January 29, 1920, the youngest child of Rena Crew Thornton and Theodore Jackson Thornton. Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Smolon Thornton and Adelle Thornton and her son, Willard D. Armstrong, Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Marc Armstrong- Wright and their children, Kevyn and Ellie Armstrong-Wright of Auburn, her daughter-in-law, Ann Gordon Armstrong of Chicago; a grandson, Willard D. Armstrong III, of Auburn, a granddaughter, Robyn Armstrong and husband Jack Watkins of Dallas, Texas; and her devoted sister and best friend, Clarice Thornton of Clanton. A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn at 4 p.m. Monday, April 25. A graveside service will be held at Chestnut Creek Cemetery in Cooper at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26. Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton from 9- 10:30 a.m. Tuesday before the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bethany House Hospice of EAMC, 1171 Gatewood Drive, Bldg. 100, Auburn , AL 36830 or Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 Church Drive, Auburn, AL 36830.

Askew, Horace N., age 71 of Jemison passed away on Wednesday May 5, 2010 at Shelby Baptist Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday May 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church No. 1 with Rev. Lynn Roe, Rev. J. Aaron Ellison and Rev. Allen Foster officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Mr. Askew is survived by his companion, Kimberly Askew of Jemison, his daughters, Kathy Pennington of Maplesville, Keela (Tim) Mims of Maplesville, his sons, David (Debbie) Askew of Clanton, Joey (Rena’) Ratliff of Birmingham, his sisters, Hazel Northcutt of Jemison, Lois Askew of Jemison, a brother, Tommy Askew of Georgia and 5 grandchildren. The family requests no flowers or food. Please make donations to Providence Baptist Church No. 1 and the Chilton County Humane Society. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Askew, Lois L., 93, of Jemison died Wednesday, September 29, 2010. She was born on Tuesday, September 25, 1917 in Shelby Co., AL, Daughter of the late Edgar N. Askew and the late Ophilia Peoples. She was a Bookkeeper. Surviving are her Brother, Mr. Tommy Askew of Knoxville, GA; Sister, Mrs. Hazel Northcutt of Jemison, AL; A Number of Nieces & Nephews. Friends will be received from 10-11, Friday, October 1, 2010 @ Providence Baptist Church #1. Services will be held Friday, October 1, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.. at Providence Baptist Church #1, Montevallo, AL with Rev. Allen Foster officiating. Interment will follow in Providence #1 Cemetery, Montevallo, Alabama. No Flowers, please make donations to Alabama Baptist Children's Home.

Atcheson, David Hyman, Rev.        November 25, 1911        January 19, 2001       

 "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 21, 2001, Funeral services for Rev. David Hymon Atcheson will be held at the First Baptist Church in Clanton on Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Wayne Atcheson and Dr. Larry Michael officiating.  The family will receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 from 3-6 p.m.  Born on Nov. 25, 1911 in the Macedonia community in the northern section of Chilton County, he was the son of the late Frank and Bevie Atcheson.  A Southern Baptist Minister for 64 years-serving in a wide variety of roles throughout the county during that time-he died on Jan. 19, 2001 at the age of 89.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lora Deen Atcheson; three sons, Gerald Atcheson and wife, Francine of Birmingham, Wayne Atcheson and wife, Barbara, of Tuscaloosa and Randy Atcheson and wife, Elizabeth, of Birmingham; a sister, Mattie Argo of Maplesville; two granddaughters; two grandsons and two great-grandsons.  He was preceded in death by his son, David Hymon Atcheson, Jr., his parents and two brothers, A.G. Atcheson and B.F. Atcheson.

Atcheson, Lora Dean        March 14, 1917        January 28, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, January 30, 2005, Mrs. Lora Deen Atcheson, 87 of Clanton, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Fair Haven Retirement Center in Birmingham. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Hymon Atcheson and son, David Hymon Atcheson, Jr. Mrs. Atcheson was born to James and Martha Chambers in the Adams community of Chilton County on March 14, 1917. She was the tenth of 13 children. Her brothers were Union, Moody, Plato, Basco, Malcolm, Robert, Angles, and Calvin Chambers. Her sisters were Mattie Lenoir, Buelah Lenoir, Willie T. Lenoir, and Louise Wilkins. Mrs. Atcheson was the last surviving member of the family. Mrs. Atcheson is survived by sons Gerald Atcheson of Birmingham; Wayne Atcheson of Colorado Springs, CO; and Randy Atcheson of Greenwich, CN. Her devoted daughters in law were Francine (Gerald), Barbara (Wayne) and Laurie (Randy). She had four grandchildren; David Atcheson (Sherry) of Trussville, Mike Atcheson (Kellie) of Forestdale, Elizabeth Atcheson Poplin (Jared) of Charlotte, NC and Amy Atcheson of Tuscaloosa. She had two great grandchildren; Eric and Brett Atcheson of Trussville. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Clanton First Baptist Church on Monday at 11:00 a.m. and burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery.

Atcheson, Robert E.     October 04, 1923        September 03, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 7, 1997, Funeral services for Robert E. Atcheson, 73, of Lawley, were held Friday, Sept 5, 1997, at Maplesville Community Holiness Church at 2 p.m., with Rev. William D. Fulgham and Rev. Paul Correll officiating.  Burial was held at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Atcheson was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Chilton County to the late Renee Atcheson.  He died at his residence on Sept 3, and is survived by his wife Minnie P. Moates Atcheson of Lawley; three sons, Robert E. Atcheson, Jr., and Thomas E. Atcheson of Stanton and Jerry Atcheson of Lawley; four daughters, Shirley Louise Green and Bonnie Sue Smitherman of Maplesville, and Carolyn Ann Gipson and Linda Dian Harrison of Lawley, 19 grandchildren and 15, great-grandchildren.

Atchinson, Alice        April 26, 1904        January 29, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 31, 2002, Graveside services for Alice A. Atchinson, 97, Birmingham, will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Atchinson was born on April 26, 1904, in Alabama.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Jan. 29, 2002, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include one son, Sy Atchinson, Birmingham, and one daughter-in-law, Wynelle T. Atchinson, Birmingham.

Atchison, Harvey L.     January 25, 1912        November 12, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 14, 2000, Funeral services for Harvey L. Atchison, 88, Plantersville, will be held at Maplesville Baptist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dewel Fulgham and Rev. Paul Cottrell officiating. Burial will follow at Maplesville Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Atchison was born on Jan. 25, 1912, in Chilton County, the son of the late Robert Y. and Beulah S. Atchison. He was a carpenter. He died on Nov. 12, 2000, in Selma. Survivors include two sons, Leonard Atchison and Henry Atchison, both of Plantersville; three daughters, Helen Love, Winnabow, N.C., Elizabeth Lawley, Lawley, and Mary Gray, Plantersville; two brothers, Leroy Atchison and Wheeler Atchison, both of Maplesville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Atchison, Johnie L.     September 05, 1906        May 30, 1909       

 Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, ATCHINSON, John, died 5-20-1909, 5 p.m., born in Ala, white male, age 3, parents, Robert Y. and Beulah Atchinson, both born in Ala, Beat 3, Mulberry Cemetery.

Atchison, Joseph 'Joe' September 18, 1907        July 27, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," July 29, 1998, page 2, Graveside services for Joseph Atchison, 90, of Clanton are today, July 29, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Jones Cemetery in Jemison with Rev. Evie Megginson officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Atchison was born Sept. 18, 1998[sp], in Alabama to the late James and Mollie Atchison.  He worked as a farmer.  He died July 27, 1998 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Wynona Atchison.

Atchison, Leroy Eason        December 08, 1914        December 12, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 14, 2004, Services for Leroy E. Atchison, 90, of Maplesville, are today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, December 14 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ron Gatlin and Rev. Art Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in the Maplesville City Cemetery. Atchison died Sunday, December 12 in Southland Nursing Home, Marion. Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Haigler of Maplesville, Rita Gail Atchison of Mobile, and Joyce Hensley of Rancho Murieta, CA; son, Roy H. Atchison of Carrollton, Georgia; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie V. Atchison.

Atchison, Robert H., 71, of Maplesville died Monday, October 11, 2010 at Chilton Medical Center, Clanton. He was born on Sunday, August 13, 1939 in Jefferson Co., AL, Son of the late Marvin Atchison and the late Lucille Stough Atchison. He was a Postman. Surviving are his Wife, Betty Atchison; Son, Robert Timothy Atchison; 2 Daughters, Brenda D. Brantley, Donna Hope Tate; 6 Grandchildren, Kristine Atchison, Alexandria Atchison, Stephanie Brantley, Lauren Brantley, Hope Tate, Hunter Tate; Great-Grandchild, Grayson; 6 Brothers, Donald (Carol) Atchison, M.R. Atchison, Doyle (Carolyn) Atchison, Joel (Hilda) Atchison, Eddie (Cecilia) Atchison, Paul (Catherine) Atchison; 3 Sisters, Shelby Jean(Dewayne) Matchan, Alice (Brooks) Burnett, Dianna Atchison. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Marvin & Lucille Atchison and Sister, Mary Frances Burk. Friends will be received from 6-8, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 1:00 P.M.. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randall Mims and Rev. Clint Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Maplesville, AL. Martin Funeral Home directing. You may leave online condolences on the guest registry for the family at our website.

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Atchison, Wheeler Eugene        March 19, 1917        March 26, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 28, 2003, Funeral services for Wheeler Eugene Atchison, 86 of Randolph, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. John Ingram and Danny Rasberry officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 28, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home. Born on March 19, 1917 to Robert Y. Atchison and Beulah Atchison, he died March 26, 2003 at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster. Survivors include his sons Eugene Atchison of Maplesville, Morris J. Atchison of Randolph, Willard James Atchison of Stanton, Tommy Atchison of Maplesville and Vance Atchison of Lawley; daughters Beulah Mae Davis of Marion, Goldie Mae Riffe of Maplesville, Jessie Mae Smith of Maplesville, Molly Mae Cox of Randolph; step-sons Carl Haigler of Istachatta, Fla. and Jerry Haigler of Selma; 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Earnestine Atchison; son Paul J. Atchison; daughter Ann Donahoo, grandchildren Donna Rena Riffe and Goldie Rena Riffe.

Averett, Nathan Winford 'Biggon', Jr.    September 1928        July 06, 2003       

Shelby County Reporter.com, Internet July 16, 2003, Nathan "Biggon" W. Averett Jr., 74, of Athens, Ga., died in an automobile accident July 6, 2003, in Anniston. He was born in September 1928 in Brent, Ala., the son of the late Nathan Winford Averett Sr. and Iona Mitchell Averett. He was of the Baptist faith, a graduate of Shelby County High School, an all-around athlete at the school, served in the United States Army as a sergeant during the Korean War and retired from Rhodes Furniture Company as a supervisor. He was also a dedicated Alabama football fan. He was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Sue Jones of Clanton and a grandson, Officer John T. Burnette III of Charlotte, N.C. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Miriam Jane Morgan Averett; three daughters, Patricia (John) Mayberry and Donna (Tommy) Burnette, all of Indian Trail, N.C., and Lisa Averett of Athens, Ga.; a brother, John D. Averett of Columbiana; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Service was July 12 at McEwen Mint Hill Chapel, the Revs. Ralph Jones and David Jones presiding. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, McEwen Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Jeremy Burnette, Blake Starnes, Kyle Burnette, Josh Miller, Jeff Mayberry and Larry Lamb.

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Baird, Dewey J., Jr.        May 21, 1928        January 15, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 17, 2002, Funeral services for Dewey J. Baird, Jr., 73, Maplesville will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002 at 1 p.m., with Rev. James "Bo" Deloach officiating. Visitation was held at Martin Funeral Home on Jan. 16, 2002, from 6-8 p.m.  Baird, was born May 21, 1928, in Jefferson County, Alabama.  He was a mechanic.  He died on Jan. 15, 2002 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center.  Survivors include four step-daughters, Carolyn P. Spradlin, Maplesville, Shirley Ann McCormick, Clanton; Judy Lane Long, Clanton; Anita Kay Sullivan, Clanton; one Step-son, Jimmy Smith, Clanton; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Baird and daughter, Jeanie Baird.

Baker, Alfred, Jr., age 86, died at the home of his son, Glaucus M. Baker of Maple Springs community last Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.  Services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Walnut Creek, conducted by Revs. T. B. Greenwood and N. K. Cook; Martin was directing.  Grandsons served as pallbearers and grand daughters served as flower girls. Surviving are two sons, Glaucus M. Baker of Clanton, Route 2, and James Baker of Clanton Route 5.  There is one daughter, Mrs. Susie Thompson of   Clanton, Route 5.  There are 21 grandchildren, 11 great grand children and 2 great great grand children. Alfred Baker was a member of a pioneer family of Chilton County.  His father was Alfred Baker, Sr. who came here in 1825, was later representative in the Legislature from Autauga county which then comprised most of what is now Chilton county.  He founded Clanton in 1870, donating most of the land. When this new county was formed in 1868 it was named Baker County in honor of Alfred Baker, which name it retained until 1875, when it became Chilton County.  The mother of the deceased was Rebecca Mims Baker, member of another pioneer family. Union Banner dated October 31, 1946, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Baker, Alfred, Sr.        March 16, 1828        February 09, 1896       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-15-1942, Picture of Alfred Baker, Sr.  He and a surveyor, George W. Floyd laid off Streets of Clanton in 1870.  He was born 3-16-1828 in Darlington District, South Carolina, and moved at age 6 weeks from Darlington to this area.  His Full Brother, John Baker died in 1915 at age 92, he had two younger full Brothers, Stephen and Anderson Baker, and 3 full Sisters, Sarah ''Salley" Baker who first married a Mims, who was killed in the Civil War, then Sarah married Powell Headley, Emily Baker who first married a Headley and following his death Emily married  Mr. Henry Mims and following the death of Mr. Mims she married Mr. V. J. Gragg, Sr., and Ellender or Ellen Baker who married Reuben Aldridge who died in the Civil War.  Alfred Baker's Mother had been married to a Mr. Reuben Popwell first and she had two Popwell Sons, Reuben born 1811 and James born 1821, and these Popwell daughters, Mahalia who married Elijah Mims, Susan who married George Mims, Charlotte "Lotty" who married Joshua McHenry Hicks, and Mary Ann who married David Rogers.

Baker, Anderson, Sr.   June 1845        March 23, 1916       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, BAKER, Anderson, died 3-23-1916, 4:30 a.m., born in Ala., white male, farmer, age 70 yr, 7 mo, 8 days, married, parents John Baker, born in SC and Martha Baker, born in Ala., Beat 10, sudden death, Macedonia Cemetery, found dead in bed, Dr. R. J. Eiland.

Baker, Clarence Wylie        October 19, 1911        April 28, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 5 A, April 30, 2002, Funeral services for Clarence Wylie Baker, 90, Clanton, were held at Concord Baptist Church on Monday, April 29, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Jones, Rev. Jeff Hughes and Rev. Ralph Brannon officiating.  Burial followed at  Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Baker was born on Oct. 19, 1911, in Chilton County, the son of the late Stephen L. Baker and the late Ella Baker.  He was a restaurant owner.  He died on April 28, 2002, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Everee Baker, Clanton; one son, Curtis Baker, Clanton; two grandchildren, Christopher Baker and Bethany Lynn, both of Clanton; one brother, Howard E. Baker, Greenville, S.C.; four great grandchildren, Chase Baker, Ryan Baker, Nicholas Lynn, and Julianne Lynn, all of Clanton.

Baker, Darrell        August 19, 1937        May 07, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 10, 1998, Funeral services for Darrell Baker, 60, of Clanton were May 9, 1998, at Glad Tidings Church of God with Rev. Harlen Harris officiating. Burial was in Glad Tidings Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Baker was born Aug. 19, 1937 in Chilton County to the late Pete and Zena Mims Baker.  He served in the U. S. Army and worked as a carpenter.  He died May 7, 1998, at Veterans Hospital in Montgomery. He is survived by three sons: Ray, Billy B. and Kenneth D. Baker, all of Clanton; two daughters: Linda D. Sanders of Verbena and Brenda K. Headley of Clanton; three brothers: Chester Baker of Flint, Mich., Hilton Easterling of Texas and Harold Baker of Mobile; four sisters: Ruth Todd of Montgomery, Annie Pearl Baker of Clanton, and Violet Forrester and Shirley Baker, both of Mobile; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Faye Baker.

Baker, Ghurvis        January 13, 1913        June 21, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 26, 2001, Funeral services fro Ghurvis Baker Easterling, 88, Clanton, were held on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Concord Baptist Church, with Rev. Jeff Hughes and Rev. Scott Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Easterling was born on Jan. 13, 1913, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Steven L. Baker and the late Sara Ella Baker.  She was a lunchroom manager.  She died on June 21, 2001, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include two sons, Fred A. Easterling, Clanton, and Frank Easterling, Hueytown; one daughter, Joyce Bates, Clanton; two brothers, Clarence W. Baker, Clanton, and Howard E. Baker, Greenville, S.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Baker, Glennie Irene        October 06, 1903        September 03, 1904        Internet, http://www.bruceglenn.com/clanton.htm.

Baker, Glennie Foshee       December 10, 1902        September 21, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 23, 1999, Funeral services for Glennie Foshee Baker, 96, Clanton, will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at 11:30 a.m.  Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church one hour prior to the service only.  Baker was born on Dec. 10, 1902, the daughter of the late William Lee Foshee and Susie Ida Crowe.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Sept. 21, 1999, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include two sons, Horace L. Baker and Thomas J. Baker, both of Pittsburg, Calif.; two daughters, Mabel B. "Pat" Tucker, Montgomery, and Doris B. Knight, Birmingham; one brother, Loyd Foshee; one sister, U. L. Headley; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dolphus G. Baker.

Baker, Joe Earl, 66, of Clanton died Thursday, August 26, 2010. He was born on Friday, August 25, 1944 in Chilton Co., AL, Son of the late Luchion Baker and the late Lizzie Hilyer Baker. He was an Auto Technician with the Army National Guard. Surviving are his Wife, Faye Baker of Clanton, AL; 2 Daughters, Le Anne (Jeremy) Smith of Jemison, AL, Ashley (Billy) Weathers of Clanton, AL; Brother, James (Betty) Baker of Clanton, AL; Sister, Joyce (Sammy) Ellison of Clanton, AL; Sister-in-Law & Brother-In-Law, Lois (Bob) Miller of Clanton, AL; Special Niece, Tina Amos of Clanton, AL; 2 Special Nephews, Ricky Wyatt of Clanton, AL, Cory Ellison of Clanton, AL; Special Great Niece, Leah Wyatt of Clanton, AL; Special Great Nephew, Justen Wyatt of Clanton, AL; Special Friends, Rickie & Joyce Varner of Foley, AL; Special Friend, Joyce Davis of Foley, AL; Numerous Friends & Family. He was preceded in death by his Brother, Bill Baker; Sister, Frankie Baker; Sister, Bobbie Varden; Nephew, Michael Wyatt; Niece, Tanya Ellison; Special Grandmother, Aileen Kelly. Friends will be received from 5-8, Friday, August 27, 2010 @ Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Donovan and Rev. Thomas Earl Hilyer officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Baptist Cemetery, Clanton, Alabama.

Baker, Kenneth Darrell        June 19, 1972        January 10, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, January 12, 2005, Kenneth Darrell Baker, 32, of Clanton died Monday, January 10 at UAB. Services are today at Glad Tidings Church of God at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Ara Mae Baker of Clanton; three brothers, Ray Baker, Billy Baker and David Wayne Cleckler, all of Clanton; two sisters, Linda Baker and Brenda Headley, both of Clanton; six nephews, Taylor Baker, Daniel Baker, Logan Baker, Zachary Headley, Buddy Sanders, and Jody Cleckler, all of Clanton; four nieces, Holly Sanders, Sharlene Owens, Katuna Headley and Crystal Baker, all of Clanton; and a host of family and friends.

Baker, Mary Delene        March 23, 1926        May 23, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, May 27, 2003, Funeral services for Mary Delene Baker, 77 of Clanton, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wendell Kelley officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Methodist Cemetery in Maplesville. Born on March 23, 1926 to Harvey Baker and Beatrice Kelly, she died May 23, 2003 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Survivors include her daughter Mary Agnes Bavar of Clanton; granddaughters Regina Harrison of Maplesville and Rebecca Horton of Columbiana; great-grandsons Dustin Gore of Columbiana and Nathan Prince of Maplesville; great-granddaughter Layne Prince of Maplesville.

Baker, Mary  Varden      March 07, 1916        July 07, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," July 9, 2003, Graveside services for Mary Varden Baker, 87 of Clanton, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Maple Springs Baptist Church in Clanton with Rev. Tom Jackson officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Born on March 7, 1916 to Rufus Gandy and Docie Gandy, she died July 7, 2003 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include his sons Clyde Varden of Clanton and Herman Varden of Lineville; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great child.

Baker, Ruth Ann Catherine Thacker       July 10, 1861        June 25, 1928       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 6-28-1928, Mrs. Ruth Baker, Wife of A. T. Baker, died in a Birmingham Hospital. She was 67 years of age.  She died Monday.  Burial was in the Clanton City Cemetery.  Funeral was conducted by Rev. G. G. Williams.  She was daughter of James Thacker.  She is survived by her Husband 6 Sons and 3 Daughters.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 182, Baker, Ruth Ann C.  1861-7-10  1928-6-25.

Baker, Steve William        Jan 2, 1924        November 07, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," November 9, 2004, page 3A, Steve William Baker Services for Steve William Baker, 80, of Clanton, are tomorrow at Martin Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Martin Memorial Cemetery. Friends will be received today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Baker died Sunday, November 7. Surviving are his son, Ralph Price of Clanton; five daughters, Barbara Turnham of Prattville, Connie Jones of Clanton, Joan Oaks of Clanton, June Piedra of Prattville and Debbie Bass of Clanton; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Ruth Foshee of Clanton, Virginia Emfinger of Wetumpka and Lettie Walker, also of Clanton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Dean Knight and his parents, Irvin and Mae Lockhart Baker.

Ballard, Pauline Headley       November 12, 1929        September 24, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 28, 1999, Funeral services for Pauline Headley Ballard, 69, Clanton, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at 3 p.m.  Burial will follow at Walnut Creek United Methodist in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Ballard was born on Nov. 12, 1929, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Bud A. and Sallie Dutton.  She was a home health care attendant.  She died at her residence on Sept. 24, 1999.  Survivors include one daughter, Sarah Headley Benson, Flagler Beach, Fla.; two sons, Arthur T. Headley, Panama City, Fla., and Thad Headley, Selma; and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Wallace Headley.

Barrett, Mrs. Cora Lee, age 69, died at the home in Prattville Monday

morning.  Services were held at Providence Church in Coosa County Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock--Spigener directing.

Survivors:

George E. Barrett--son--Rockford

Milton A. Barrett--son--Eaton Park, FL

Webster E. Barrett--son--Verbena

Quenton R. Barrett--son--Prattville

Henry E. Barrett--son--Lakeland, FL

William A. Barrett--son--Verbena

Mrs. Ola E. Baxley--daughter--Lakeland, FL

Mrs Annie M. Johnson--daughter--Jemison

28 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren

(Note--this is Cora Lee Murphy Barrett--daughter of Milton Murphy and Joannah Allen Murphy)

Union Banner dated 7-8-1954 Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Barrett, Judson C. (Judge), age 72, of 5305 Court P. Central Park,

Birmingham, died at Fairfield Hospital Monday Jan. 11th.  Services were held

at Spigener Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. W.

Jones.  Burial was at Samaria, Spigener directing.  Nephews served as

pallbearers. Surviving is the wife, Mrs Laura Gulledge Barrett of Birmingham; one daughter, Mrs Cooper H. Horton also of Birmingham; one brother Charlie Barrett; one sister, Mrs Ella Glenn; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Union Banner dated 1-14-1954 Clanton, Al, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Barrett, Mrs. Martha Cordelia Fulmer, age 72, died at the home near Clanton last Sunday at 11:35 p. m. following a illness of several weeks.  Services were at New Salem Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Revs.  J. W. Jones, Fred Lowerey, and Homer Carroll.  Martin directing.  Pallbearers were Milton, Lamar, John Douglas and Hoyt Barrett, Tonie Connell Jr. and Julius Barrett.  Flower girls were granddaughter and friends of the family.

Survivors:

Edgar Barrett--son--NY

Fred, Ernest and Harvey Barrett--sons--Clanton

Earl Barrett--son--Selma

Mrs. Ella Foshee--daughter--Thorsby

Mrs. Pearlie Connell--daughter--Clanton

Mrs. Ethel Headley--daughter--Clanton

Mrs. Bell Dobbs--sister--Fayette, AL

She was a native of Coosa County and daughter of Isaiah Fulmer and Jane

Ingram Fulmer.  Her husband was the late J. Milton Barrett.  The family has

been living in Chilton County for some forty years

Union Banner dated 6-10-1954 Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Barrett, Robert C., age 80, of Clanton, Ala. died at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 28.  Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday from Providence church in Coosa County, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Jones and Rev. L. D. Hughes.  Interment was in church cemetery.

He is survived by two daughters--Miss Elsie Barrett of Clanton, Mrs J.

Luther Glenn, Titus, Ala., Rte. 2; 2 brothers--J. C. Barrett of Olando,

Fla., C. L. Barrett of Dothan, Ala.;  1 sister, Mrs J. C. Glenn of Elmore,

Ala.  Pallbearers were grand sons and grand sons-in-law. Spigener Funeral

Home in charge.

Union Banner dated January 2, 1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Bates, L.H. "Shorty", 85, of Clanton died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Chilton Medical Center, Clanton. He was born on Saturday, December 13, 1924 in Chilton Co., AL, Son of the late Dee Bates and the late Estelle Caton Bates. He was a Farmer. Surviving are his Daughter, Pat Smitherman of Clanton, AL; 2 Sons, Buddy (Brenda) Bates of Clanton, AL, Gary (Judy) Bates of Clanton, AL; 3 Grandsons, Zack (Traci) Bates of Clanton, AL, Kevin "Red Dog" Smitherman of Clanton, AL, Patrick Bates of Clanton, AL. Friends will be received from 5-8, Monday, May 17, 2010 @ Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.. at Glad Tidings Church of God with Rev. W. L. Adams officiating. No Flowers or Food. Please make donations to Glad Tidings Church of God.

Bates, Oscar F., age 83, died at the home at Thorsby Friday morning at 3:30 o'clock.  Services were at Collins Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3:30 conducted by Rev. R. B. Burks and Rev. L. E. Daniels; Spigener directing. Pallbearers were: Chit Ray, V. E. Wyatt, S. M. Pate, H. W. Reinhardt, M. Manning and W. H. Rayford. The wife, Mrs Dora Thacker Bates, survives, as well as two sons--Wheeler Bates of Alden, Ala. and Henry Bates of Adamsville; one daughter, Mrs Howard Mims of Route 2,; five brothers--F. A. Bates of Tuscaloosa, Helyard of Selma, Tommie and Hobson, both of Birmingham, Gelvie of Columbia, SC; two sisters--Mrs Dora Barrett of Maplesville, Mrs Mollie Easterling of Dolomite, Ala.  There are thirteen grand children and one great grand child. Native of Chilton County, Oscar F. was son of John Bates Diles? Bates.  He married Dora Thacker 48 years ago.

Union-Banner dated Sept. 10, 1953, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Bean, Andrew J./Zachariah        May 28, 1869        January 14, 1942       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-22-1942, Andrew J. Bean, 73, died Jan. 14.  Burial was at Collins Chapel Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Susan Bean, 1 Son, W. T. Bean of Clanton, 1 Daughter, 3 Brothers, John, Will, And Wiley, 4 Sisters, Mrs. T. J. Martin, Mrs. Jim Pate, Mrs. Joe Bratton, and Mrs. J.A. Mahan.

Bean, Curtys        March 26, 1906        October 20, 1996       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 5, October 26, 1996, Services for Curtys B. Martin, 90, of Jemison were Tuesday, October 22, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Minister Greg Anderson officiating.  Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Martin was born March 26, 1906, in Alabama to the late John Pinkney and Nattie Vinzant Bean. She worked as a school teacher. She died Sunday, October 20, 1996, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  She is survived by three sons: Zane Martin of Thorsby, Wayne Martin of Mt. Olive and Kendall Martin of Jemison; her daughter, Glenda LeBerte of Tampa, Fla.; her sister Loys Gore of Clanton; three brothers: L. M. "Sonny" Bean of Jemison, Billy Ray Bean and Harold Dean Bean, both of Anniston; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Bean, Jadie Herman        September 14, 1917        January 04, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 7, 2001, Funeral services for Jadie Herman Bean, 83, Clanton, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, with the Rev. Olen P. Hutchins officiating.  Burial followed at New Salem Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Bean was born on Sept 14, 1917, in Chilton County, the son of the late Jadie D. and Florance Bean.  He was a farmer.  He died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster on Jan. 4, 2001.  Survivors include one brother, H. O. Bean, Clanton; one special friend, Lula Mae Smitherman, Clanton; and several nieces and nephews.

Bean, James Vernon        September 25, 1918        April 06, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 9, 2000, Funeral Services for James Vernon Bean, 81, Clanton, will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fred Donovan officiating.  Burial will follow in New Salem Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Bean was born on Sept 25, 1918, in Chilton County, the son of the late Wilbur J. and Ida Gentry Bean.  He was a carpenter.  He died on April 6, 2000, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Parr, Clanton; one son Larry Bean, Clanton; one nephew; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Bean, Johnny Lowell        August 10, 1941        July 25, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 29, 1998, Graveside services for Johnny Lowell Bean, 56, of Clanton were July 26, 1998, at Mineral Springs Baptist Cemetery with Rev. David Jones and Rev. Derrell Jones officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Bean was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Alabama to Irene and the late Lowell M. Bean. He worked as a carpenter. He died July 25, 1998, at his residence in Clanton. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Lowell Vance Bean of Jemison; a daughter, Tina Tanesa Boyd of Verbena; and two grandchildren.

Bean, Lois Lorene Davenport       January 05, 1921        November 26, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 30, 1997, Services for Mrs. Lois Lorene Davenport Bean, 76 of Clanton were Saturday, November 29, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Donovan officiating.  Burial was in new Salem Baptist Cemetery with martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Bean died November 26 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  Survivors include her husband, James V. Bean of Clanton; a son, Larry Bean of Clatnon; a daughter-in-law, Jan Bean of Clanton; a daughter, mrs. Lisa Pharr of Clanton; s son-in-law, Keith parr of Claton; three granddaughters, Patricia Ann Meherg of Chelsea, Brandy Lynn Bookholdt and Hailey Lorisa Parr, both of Clanton; a grandson, Tyson Melester of Petaluma, CA; three great-grandchildren, Whitney Nicole MeHerg of Chelsea, Keela Amber Lucas and Brandon Bean, both of Clanton.

Bearden, Anthony Redge 'Tony'        November 29, 1953        July 02, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 5, 2000, Funeral services for Anthony Redge Bearden, 46, a resident of Bessemer and former resident of Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at City of Hope Chapel in Bessemer. Interment will follow at 2: 30 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery with a short service.  Bearden was born on Nov. 29, 1953 at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, the son of Redge Berton and Betty Crowley Bearden.  A butcher by trade, he lived in and around Clanton and Maplesville most of his life, moving to Bessemer in 1995.  He died on July 2, 2000 at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham.  He is survived by a daughter, Lori James Bearden Shutes; a son Reginald 'Reggie' James Bearden; a son-in-law, MIchael Shutes; one grandson, Michel Garrett Shutes; two sisters, Debbie Bearden Fassett and Diane Bearden Champion; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Red Berton and Betty Crowley Bearden; and his grandparents, William Redge and Sally Jo Bearden and Thomas and Louise Horton Crowley.

Bearden, Joseph Reuben, Jr., Col.        December 06, 1922        March 07, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 14, 1999, COLUMBIA-Services with military rites for Col. Joseph R. Bearden, U.S. Army Reserve (Ret), 76, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. tonight at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.  Memorials may be made to Ridgeview Manor Nursing Home, Lutheran Hospice or First Baptist Church.  Col. Bearden died Sunday, March 7, 1999.  Born in Straven, Ala., he was a son of the late Joseph Reuben and Mae Hambrick Bearden.  He received a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama and master's degree in human resources management from Pepperdine University.  He was also a graduate of Command and General Staff College and Army War College.  Retired from the Army Reserve, he served with the 3rd Army during World War II receiving two meritorious services awards.  He also served with the Reserve 360 COSCOM.  AS an electrical engineer, Col. Bearden spent 15 years with Union Carbide in Oak Ridge, Tenn., 26 years with Allied Signal and two years with Union Camp Corporation in Columbia.  Col. Bearden was past commander of Lake Murray Power Squadron, member of Fort Jackson Officers' Club and deacon and usher at First Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Jean Donovan Bearden of Columbia;  daughters, Sharon Bearden Tomlin and Dr. Lisa J. Bearden, both of Columbia; brother, Gary Bearden of Maplesville, Ala.; sisters, Dr. Marilyn Giles and Elizabeth Johnson, both of Montgomery, Ala.; grandson Joseph Pearson Tomlin; and 13 nieces and nephews.

Bearden, Raymond       Mar 24, 1930        December 05, 2004       

"Selma Times-Journal," Internet, December 7, 2004, Raymond Bearden, 74, died Sunday, December 5, 2004 in a Birmingham, AL hospital. Graveside services are 10:00 am Thursday, December 9, 2004 at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Stanton, AL, with Elder Robert Baker and Elder Virgil Barnard officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing. Survivors include one son, Steve Bearden; one daughter, Lisa Dempsey; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers, Richard Bearden, Norman Bearden, and James Bearden; sisters, Frances Coon and Barbara Jean Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Mr. Bearden was born in Clanton and raised in Selma, He was an Eagle Scout, was retired from the U. S. Air Force Reserve with 33 years service. He was also retired from the US Postal Service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Bearden, Willie Ocile  May 19, 1921   May 25, 2007

 ‘Selma Times Journal’  Willie Ocile Bearden was born to the late Willie B. and Lillian Friday Bearden on May 19, 1921, in the Panhandle of North Dallas-Perry County area. His life’s journey on earth ended May 25, 2007. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was deployed to Japan with the Eight Army, “C” Troop of the 5th Calvary Regiment. He earned the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with one star for Luzon, the Philippine’s Liberation ribbon with one star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Upon his return home to Plantersville, Ala., he became a noted farmer who diversified his operations to include cattle farming and truck farming. He initiated several new truck farming techniques for the area, including the use of irrigation systems for the crops. He is well known throughout the Southeast for pioneering the nursery and greenhouse industry. He established the W. O. Bearden Nursery & Greenhouses in the Plantersville community in the year of 1948. He was a member of the Alabama and American Nurseryman’s Association. He was an avid sportsman and after retirement enjoyed raising quail and bird dogs. He served as a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Plantersville and shared his love of music as a faithful member of the church choir. He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-seven years, Lula Dee Rush Bearden; two sons, Col. (retired) Billy Charles (Ester) Bearden of Lincoln, Ala., and Bobby Allen (Marilou) Bearden and one daughter, Cynthia (Randy) Tyus both of Plantersville, Ala. “Pappaw,” as he was fondly known, leaves to cherish his memory, four grandsons, Casey, Cyrus and Allen Bearden and Clint Tyus; one granddaughter, Renee (Bryan) Ousley; seven great-grandchildren, Alena, Allen, Emily, Hannah and Peyton Bearden and Hallie and Hunter Ousley. Other survivors include one brother, Joseph Hayward (Edna) Bearden of Valley Grande, Ala.; five sisters, Elise Latham of Bessemer, Ala., Nell (Noodie) Carroll of Plantersville, Ala., Louise Ozbolt, Clara Baskin and Shirley (Clyde) Kendrick all of Trussville, Ala. “Uncle Ocile” will be remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Plantersville, Ala., with Rev. Earl Watson officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. Graveside services will follow in the Christian Cemetery, Plantersville, Ala. Visitation will be Saturday, May 26, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Selma Funeral Home in Valley Grande, Ala. Grandsons, Casey, Cyrus and Allen Bearden, Clint Tyus, Bryan Ousley (husband of his granddaughter, Renee Tyus) and Jim Draime will serve as pallbearers. Honorary servers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church. Special thanks are extended to the doctors, nurses and assistants at the Montgomery Cancer Center of Selma, Ala., and the nurses and caretakers of Cahaba Hospice Center of Selma, Ala. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Cahaba Hospice Center of Selma or the Plantersville Baptist Church.

Bearden, William Oliver  April 19, 1924   May 22, 2003

William Oliver Bearden, 79, of Plantersville, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at a nursing home. Services are at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Plantersville Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Golson officiating. Burial will follow in Plantersville Christian Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his wife, Nolvice Bearden; daughters, Nena Bearden Mott, Dianne (Garland) Hardy; two brothers, James Bearden of Selma and John Bearden of Graceville, Fla.; one sister, Dorothy Lovelady; grandchildren, Sherri Hardy (Clay Alsbrook) of Greenville and Rhonda (Joe) Abbott of Plantersville; great-grandchildren, Justin Abbott, Kaitlyn Abbott and Kellee Abbott.

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Howard Bearden, A.C. Bearden, Willie Mae Hopkins and Magdalene Seymore. Active pallbearers are his nephews, Andy Bearden, James Bearden, Jerry Bearden, Paul Bearden, Randy Lovelady, Ludie Moore and Rickey Seymore and Terrell Lovelady. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Pierson, Dorsey Morrow, Daniel Harris, Dr. David Hodo and the deacons of Plantersville Baptist Church. Family visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Lawrence Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Plantersville Cemetery Fund or Plantersville Baptist Church.

Bentley, Samuel Thomas, Sr.        December 20, 1919        January 28, 2000        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 1, 2000, Funeral services for Samuel Thomas 'Sam' Bentley, Sr., 80, Thorsby, were held on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harry Gulledge and Rev. Alvin Porter officiating.  Burial followed at Thorsby Memorial Cemetery in Thorsby, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Bentley was born on Dec. 20, 1919, in Alabama, the son of the late Eli N. and Maude Bentley.  He was a farmer and served in the Navy.  He died on Jan. 28, 2000, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.  Survivors include his wife, Bess N. Bentley, Thorsby; one daughter, Rebecca B. Gallups, Gulf Shores; one son, S.T. 'Tom' Bentley, Jr., Thorsby; one sister Margorie Bentley Vardaman, Birmingham; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Bentley.

Bice, Bobby Frank        August 30, 1939        April 13, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," April 15, 2003, Funeral services for Bobby Frank Bice, 63 of Clanton, will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Payton officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Clanton. Born on Aug. 30, 1939 to A. V. Bice and Studie Bice, he died Sunday, April 13, 2003 at his home.  Survivors include his brother, Lamar Bice of Powder Springs, Ga.

Bice, H. D. 'Buck'        August 02, 1909        September 13, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Sept 15, 2000, Funeral services for H. D. 'Buck' Bice, 91, Clanton will be held at Concord Baptist Church in Clanton on Friday, Sept 15, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ralph Jones and Rev. Jeff Hughes officiating.  Burial will follow at Concord Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Bice was born on Aug. 2, 1909, in Chilton County, the son of the late Wiley and Zora Bice.  He was the owner and operator of Chilton County Feed and Seed in Clanton.  He died on Sept 13, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include his wife, Edna Wyatt Bice, Clanton; one son, Neal Bice, Clanton; and three grandsons.

Bice, Noah Jackson 'Bud'        1852        1925       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 3-19-1925, Mr. Noah J. Bice died of stroke South of Clanton.  He left Widow, 6 Sons, and 4 daughter burial at Walnut Creek.

Bice, Oliver Cleveland        August 12, 1934        February 02, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 4, 2003, Funeral services for Oliver C. Bice, 68 of Jemison, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison. Visitation services will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 from 5-8 p.m. Born on Aug. 12, 1934 to John Henry Bice Sr. and Annie Blanch Rice, he died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include his son Randall (Kelly) Bice of Jemison; daughters Kathy Bice (Randall) Headley of Clanton and Lisa Bice of Jemison; grandsons Joe Bice, David Bice and Chris Loyd; granddaughter Stephanie Hughes; great-grandchildren Dusty Hughes, Bryan Hughes and Brittney Hughes; brothers J.D. Bice, G. W. Bice, Buery Bice, O'Neal Bice, Wayne Bice and Benny Bice; sisters Lorene Ellison, Aileen Collum, Rubena Cofer, Lillie Mae Porter and Leaona Wells; mother-in-law Clara Mae Lewis and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bice, Walter Lee        December 28, 1921        October 08, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 14, 1998, Funeral services for Walter Lee Bice, 76, of Maplesville were Oct. 10, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Littleton officiating.  Burial was in Midway Memorial Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Bice was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Alabama to the late John C. and Bell B. Bice.  He worked as a superintendent.  He died Oct. 8, 1998, at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alex City.  He is survived by his wife, Aubry Ann Bice of Maplesville; a daughter, Jo Ann Varden of Jemison; two sons:  Peter L. Bice of Howell, Mich., and Terry L. Bice of Maplesville; a sister, Kathleen Martin of Lipscomb; and four grandchildren.

Billingsley, Frances Carolyn Tindol        September 22, 1908        July 03, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 4, 2001, Funeral services for Fannie Carolyn Billingsley, 92, Wetumpka, will be held at Indian Grave Baptist Church on Thursday, July 5, 2001, at 11 am., with Rev. David Awtrey and Rev. Mike McLemore officiating.  Burial will follow at Indian Grave Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 4, 2001, from 5-8 p.m.  Billingsley was born on Sept 22, 1908, in Autauga County, the daughter of the late Dave Tindol and the late Sally V. Tindol. She was a homemaker.  She died on July 3, 2001, at Wetumpka Nursing facility.

Blackmon, Cecil Palmer        February 08, 1943        September 28, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, October 1, 2002, Funeral services for Cecil Palmer Blackmon, 59, Jemison, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Buford officiating.  Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Pea Ridge, with Rockco Funeral Home officiating.  Blackmon died in Alabaster on Sept. 28, 2002.  Survivors include his wife, Gaylo Blackmon, Jemison; three daughters, Jackie Armstrong and Becky Blackmon, both of Birmingham, Candy Blackmon, Jemison; one son-in-law, Danny Blackmon, Birmingham; two brothers, Robert Blackmon, Jemison, Sim Blackmon, Montevallo, four grandchildren, Kimberly Armstrong, Danny Ray Armstrong, Lee Nix, Ashley Scott.

Blalock, Mrs. Elsie Ree, age 74, of Clanton died on April 9 in the Chilton County hospital.  A native of Chilton County, she was born on March 10, 1901. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Inez Wilson, Sylacauga, Mrs. Delene Headley, Clanton; three brothers, Bonnie

Miller, Verbena, Jim Miller, Clanton, Gerald Miller, Clanton; three sisters, Mrs. Decie Wells, Clanton, Mrs. Lera Traywick, Clanton, Mrs. Loraine Downs, Birmingham; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held at 2:00 on April 11 at Martin Chapel with interment held in Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  The Rev. J. W. Shaw was the officiating minister.  Active pallbearers were: Mr. Donnie Headley, Mr. Roger Wilson, Mr. Billy Austin, Mr. Lyndol Williamson, Mr. Barry Jones and Mr. Paul Miller.  Martin Funeral Home

directing.

Chilton News dated April 17, 1975, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Blalock, Frances Pearl Duke        March 02, 1919        April 04, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 6, 1999, Funeral services for Frances Duke Blalock, 80, of Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gary Voyles officiating.  Burial will follow at New Salem Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, from 5-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Blalock was born in Chilton County on March 2, 1919, the daughter of the late Benjamine Harrison and Sarah Vickers Duke.  She was a dietician and a member of the Eastern Star.  She died on April 4, 1999, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  Among the survivors are one daughter, Patricia Smith, Clanton; one son, Bennie Marler, Warrior River; one brother, John Melvin Duke, Brookside; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Blalock, William Asberry 'Berry'        September 17, 1876        July 08, 1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 7-12-1945, Mr. W. A. "Berry" Blalock, age 68, died July 8.  Burial Chestnut Creek.  Survived by his Wife, 1 Son, W. M. Blalock, 1 daughter Mrs. Houston Nivens, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Alice Smith, and Mrs. Mollie Barrett, 9 Brothers, Hawkins of Columbiana, Ben, Steve, Jim, I. O., Ollie, Charlie, and Lorenza of Clanton and Dewey of Birmingham, Also his Mother, Mrs. Curtis Blalock.

Blalock, William Curtis        November 07, 1857        December 07, 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-10-1936, William Curtis Blalock, age 79, died  at his home in the Maple Springs community Dec. 7.  He died of Heart dropsy.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. J.D. Hughes and Rev. G. G. Williams.  He was born in Coosa County in 1857 and married Miss Blocker in 1873, 6 Children were born to them, his first Wife died and about 50 years ago he married Miss Mary Bishop also of Coosa County and to this union was born 7 Children.  The Family moved to Chilton County 37 years ago.  His Children by his first marriage are W. A. Blalock of near Clanton, J. Hawkins Blalock of near Columbiana, Benjamine G. Blalock of Bethel Community, Mrs. Sam Smith and Mrs. Loney Barrett both of Concord Community.  His Children by his last Wife also surviving are:  Jim C.  Blalock, Stephen L. Blalock, Ivy O. Blalock, Charlie E. Blalock, Dewey Blalock, Lorenza Blalock, and Ollie E. Blalock all of Clanton Area.  His Last Wife, Mrs. Mary Bishop Blalock also survives him.

Bone, Clyde N.        July 05, 1936        February 09, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, February 22, 2002, Funeral services for Clyde Bone (SSgt USAF, Retired), 65, Warner Robbins, Ga., were held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Christopher-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bert Tippett officiating.  Burial followed at Partway Memorial Gardens with full military honors, with Christopher-Smith Funeral Home of Warner Robbins directing.  Bone was born in Prattville, the son of Elbert and Effie Bone, and was raised in Clanton.  He retired from the U. S. Air Force after 20 years of service.  During his service career he served during the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War.  He resided in Warner Robbins since his retirement from the Air Force in 1972.  After his retirement he worked for 20 years with the Houston County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department.  He had worked for the past seven years as a security officer and was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Audrey Roseberry Bone, Warner Robbins, Ga.; two sons, Art Bone, Fayetteville, N. C., and Chris Bone, Warner Robbins, Ga.; tow sisters, Doris Tippett, Clanton, and Dorothy Benton, Columbia, S. C.; and five grandsons.

Bonnett, Earnest E., age 59, a resident of Montgomery for two years, died at a Montgomery hospital at 4 p.m. Friday, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at the Marbury Baptist church at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Lamar Davis and the Rev. J. G. Colley. Burial was in the family cemetery at Mt. Creek, with White chapel directing. Pallbearers were barbers of Montgomery. Surviving are two daughters, Misses Ruth Virginia and Nora Lee Bonnett, both of Montgomery; one son Leon J. Bonnett, Montgomery; four brothers--G. H. Bonnett of Marbury, Phillip, Erskin and Emmett Bonnett; all of Tirus. Widely known in the southern part of Chilton county and Autauga county, E. E. Bonnett came to this area from Coosa county some twenty-two years ago. He lived in Mt. Creek most of this time, practicing his trade as a barber there and at Marbury.  The family was known for their daily singings which occurred usually late in the afternoon or early evenings.  The funeral was unique in that it was worked out, step by step, to the last detail by Mr. Bonnett before his death.  As was so appropriately stated by Rev. Davis ""Mr. Bonnett lived an orderly live; he died an orderly death; he planned his funeral services in an orderly fashion.""  The services were carried out exactly as the program was written by him. Union Banner dated August 15, 1946, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Bonnett, Rev. George Henry, 72, died in a Montgomery hospital on Sept 9, 1955.

Survivors:

Mrs Maude B. Bonnett--wife--Deatsville

Curtriss Bonnett--son--Chattanooga, TN

Mrs. J. E. Varner--dau--Deatsville

Mrs. Frank Calloway--dau--Mt. Creek

Mrs. B. D. Guy--dau--Montgomery

Mrs. D. T. Middleton--dau--Montgomery

He was buried at New Hope (did not say what county)

Transcribed by Otis Murphy

Bonnett, Phillip Peterson, age 57, died at Prattville Hospital September 6th at 2 p.m.  Services were held at Proctor Creek in Coosa County at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by Elders G. A. Dixon, J. A. Raines, Sidney Gray, and Sidney Deloach. Pallbearers at the home were: Ed Wilkins, D. L. Buckhalter, Alvin Campbell, Leo Litaker and Ulysis Courtney.  Serving at the grave were nephews of the deceased.  Martin was directing. Besides the wife, Mrs. Hattie Glenn Bonnett, surviving are three sons--Clarence, Chester and David, of Birmingham and Bessemer; two daughters--Mrs. Berta Fant of Bessemer and Mrs. Joyce Cardin of Birmingham. There are three brothers--Emmett of Verbena, Erskin of Titus, and George of Deatsville. Elder Bonnett was a native of Coosa County, where he lived up until a few years ago when he removed to Enterprise community in this county.

Union Banner dated September 11, 1947, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Brasher, Edna H.       October 05, 1922        September 26, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 27, 2001, Funeral services for Edna H. Brasher, 78 and a resident of Maplesville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept 28, 2001 at Sardis Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Sardis Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville.  Visitation will be held today, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 from 5-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Born on Oct 6, 1922 in Morgan County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Major Hunt and the late Maggie Sheffield Hunt.  A seamstress she died on Sept 26, 2001 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse James Brasher.  She is survived by her sister, Hazel Haley of Greensboro, Ga.; four sisters-in-law, Ruby Pierson, Lossie Thornton and Evelyn Brasher, all of Maplesville, and Rosie Lee Brasher of Baytown, Texas; a brother-in-law, Charles Haley of Greensboro, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bray, Minnie Hazel        June 13, 1913        May 17, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, May 18, 2004, Minnie Hazel Bray Services for Minnie Bray, 90, of Maplesville, will be held May 19 at Sardis Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. Reverends David Bishop and C. W. Turner Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be held today, May 18, at Martin Funeral Home from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Bray, a homemaker, died May 17. Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Thompson of Huntsville; son, Joseph Bray of Clanton; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Bridges, John M., age 57, died of a heart attack at a Birmingham hospital Saturday, December 19th.  Services were held Sunday from the First Methodist Church of Bessemer; burial in Elmwood cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Winnie Reynolds Bridges and five children--Jack Bridges of Gadsden, Mrs. Gillis Cammack of Selma, Mrs. Ennis Washburn of Autaugaville, Dr. James Bridges of New Oleons, and Terrell Bridges of Lake Charles, La. Mr. Bridges spent his boyhood days at Marvel, Ala. but had lived at Bessemer for a number of years.  The family lived in Clanton for a brief while some  twenty-five years ago.  He was married to Winnie Reynolds, of

Clanton, daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. L. H. Reynolds some thirty-five years ago.

Union-Banner dated December 24, 1953, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Brigance, Herbert L. 'Hub'        1934        March 05, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 7, 2004, Herbert L. "Hub" Brigance Services for Hub Brigance, 70, of Clanton, will be held today, March 7, at Martin Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Jay Hurd officiating. Mr. Brigance, a veteran's service officer, died at Chilton Medical Center March 5. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Moore Brigance of Clanton; son, Stephen Brigance of Woodbridge, Va.; daughter, Freida Fore of Clanton; brothers, Elmer Brigance of Marietta, Ga., and J. Wendel Brigance of Lilburn, Ga.; sisters, Audrey Howard of Selma, Virginia Gillespie of Montgomery, Marjorie Deason of Billingsley; grandsons, James White of Lawrenceville Ga. and Ryan Brigance of Woodbridge; granddaughters, Kayla and Amelia Fore of Clanton and Dana Brigance of Woodbridge. He was the son of Samuel and Alma Brigance.

Broadhead, Shirley Ann   July 18, 1935        December 04, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 6, 2001, Funeral services for Shirley Ann Broadhead, 67, Montgomery, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Billy Boatwright officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Baptist Cemetery at Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Broadhead was born in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Crit Atchison and the late Velma Spivey Atchison. She was a homemaker.  She died on Dec. 4, 2001, at her residence.  Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Ann Burt and Linda Faye Brasher, both of Maplesville, and Donna Renna Wright, Plantersville; one sister, Floretta Harrison, Maplesville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Brown, Audie Lloyd        February 08, 1906        February 25, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 27, 2001, Funeral services for Audie Lloyd Brown, 95, Verbena, will be held at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joe Perkins, Rev. Keith Edwards, and Rev. Derek Deavers officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Brown was born on Feb. 8, 1906, in Chilton County, the son of the late Whit and Martha Brown.  He was a correctional officer and served in the Army from Jan. 8, 1943, until Aug. 5, 1943.   He died at his residence on Feb. 25, 2001.  Survivors include his wife, Sattie R. Brown, Verbena; three daughters, Hazel Hann, Janice M. Adams, and Malinda A. Brown, all of Verbena; three sons, Thomas Lloyd Brown, Donnie E. Brown, and Winston Brown, all of Verbena; two sisters, Daisy Brown and Mattie B. Hay, both of Sylacauga; two brothers, Edker Brown, Mobile, and Grady Brown, Sylacauga; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Brown, Claudia S.        July 07, 1908        November 14, 1908       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 2, BROWN, Claudia, died 11-8-1908, born Ala., White Female, age 4 mo., Father Elzie Brown, born Ala., Mother Martha Brown, born Ala., beat 10, Cooper, Pneumonia, Chestnut Creek Cemetery, Dr. R.J. Eiland.

Brown, Frank Britton        January 20, 1918        February 28, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 4, 2003, Funeral services for Frank Britton Brown, 85 of Maplesville, were held Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Tucker officiating. Burial followed at Abney Cemetery. Born on Jan. 20, 1918 to Francis H. Brown and Mary Brown (Abney) he died Friday, Feb. 28 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include his brothers Thomas Abney Brown of Maplesville and George Knight Brown of Mountain Brook; nieces Charlotte B. Crow of Birmingham, Pat Taylor of Birmingham and Susan Brown of Atlanta; nephews Thomas A. Brown Jr. of Montgomery, Frank B. Brown II of Maplesville, F. H. Brown of New Orleans and John K. Brown of Prattville.

Brown, Leo Edward        January 20, 1936        June 03, 2002       

"Selma Times-Journal," page 2A, June 5, 2002, Leo E. Brown, Sr., of Maplesville, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Alpine Baptist Church with William Earl Short officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Survivors include his wife, Gloria Brown of Maplesville; his mother, Bertha Brown of Centreville; daughters, Donna (Tim) Perry of Centreville and Michelle (Greg) Ellison of Rogersville, Mo.; stepdaughters, Glenda (Tommy) Clemmons and Connie (James ) Hopkins of Selma; stepsons, Michael (Sheila) Crocker and Russell Crocker of Maplesville, Tom (Collette) DeMent of Atlanta, Ga., and Lee (Wanda) DeMent of Opelika; grandchildren, Lee and Brandilyn Perry of Centreville, Laura Kyle and Skylar Ellison of Rogersville, Mo, Kyle and Lee Clemmons of Maplesville, Cyndy and Lisa Hopkins of Selma, Dale and Kristen Maddox, and Scott Crocker all of Maplesville and Adam Skelton of Selma; sister, Faye (E. C.) Downs of Centreville; a brother, Brady (Judy) Brown of Winfield; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, A. J. Brown of Centreville and a son, Leo E. Brown, Jr. "Junior" of Opelika.  Family visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton. The body will lie in state at the church on Thursday, prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. Active pallbearers are John Downs, Tim Fondren, Tim Perry, Tommy Clemons, Micheal Crocker, Russell Crocker, Phillip Chandler and J. W. Bone. Honorary pallbearers are Phillip Desmond, E. C. Downs, Brady Brown, Bill Moore, Lawrence Chandler and Roscoe Godwin.

Bryant, Clarice Irene Driver       November 15, 1918        January 31, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 2, 2001, Graveside services will be held for Clarice Irene Driver Bryant, 82, Clanton, at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Harlen Harris officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Bryant was born on Nov. 15, 1918, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Lewis Henry and Elizabeth Virginia Driver.  She was a homemaker.  She died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center on Jan. 31, 2001.  Survivors include her husband, Thomas Harold Bryant, Clanton, and one sister, Lena Mae Dennis, Clanton.

Bryant, Dock R.        October 22, 1878        December 28, 1969       

"The Chilton County News," page 8, January 1, 1970, Bryant, Dock R. , age 90, of Cooper, died December 28th at Chilton County Hospital. He was a native of Coosa County, born October 22, 1879.  Funeral services were held at Chestnut Creek on December 30th at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. L. E. Hand officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Survivors include:  three daughters:  Roxie Thornton, Birmingham; Zadie Todd, Clanton; and Ludella Franks, Americus, Ga.  Two sons survive:  Grady Bryant and John Bryant of Cooper, 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren also survive.

Buckless, Ruby Bean        August 07, 1922        December 01, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 4, 2001, Graveside services for Ruby Bean Buckless, 79, Locust Grove, Ga., will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Thorsby, with Rev. Roland Davis officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Buckless was born on Aug. 7, 1922, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Leonard Bean and the late Velvie Bean. She was a homemaker.  She died on Dec. 1, 2001, at her residence. Survivors include two sons, Fred Buckless and Fredrick Buckless, both of Locust Grove, Ga.; one brother, Earl Bean, Huntsville; 10 grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

Burkhalter, Ethel Deloach       February 27, 1908        August 22, 2002        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, August 23, 2002, Funeral services for Ethel Deloach Burkhalter, 94, Clanton, will be held at Bethany Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Armstrong and Rev. Jason Clouse officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, from 5-8 p.m. Burkhalter was born on Feb.  27, 1908 in Coosa County, the daughter of the late J. J. DeLoach and the late Cora Lee Terrell DeLoach.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Aug 22, 2002, in Decatur.  Survivors include on daughter, Betty Burkhalter, Decatur; one son-in-law, Arthur Taylor, Decatur; one son, Wayne Burkhalter, Leeds; one daughter-in-law, Anne Burkhalter, Leeds; two sisters, Lil Mae Courtney, Clanton, Ophelia Griffin, Verbena; one brother, James Jackson DeLoach, Jr., Clanton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Burkhalter, Ernest        September 07, 1910        September 07, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 10, 1997, Funeral services for Ernest Burkhalter, 87, of Verbena are today, Sept. 10, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Floyd Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Smitherman and the Rev. Jack Drinkwater officiating.  Burial will be in Floyd Baptist Cemetery in Verbena with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Burkhalter was born Sept 7, 1997, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.  He is survived by his wife, Audrey J. Burkhalter of Verbena; a son, Gordon Burkhalter of Clanton; two daughters: Beverly Wingard of Verbena and Joy Richardson of Prattville; three granddaughters:  Alyce Smith of Rapid City, S.D., Cindy Donahoo of Auburn and Jenni Mims of Opelika; a grandson, Kevin Richardson of Prattville; and seven great-grandchildren: Luke Burkhalter, Lee Burkhalter, Brent Smith, Bobby Donahoo, Brandon Mims, Nicki Donahoo and Bailee Mims.

Burks, Albert B., age 76, died at the home, Clanton, route 3 Monday morning at 8:10 o'clock.  Services were at Bethel.

Survivors:

Mrs Amey Burks--wife

Mrs. Luther Little--daughter--Clanton

Alvin Burks--son--Birmingham

Vernon T. Burks--son--Birmingham

3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

He was born in Coosa County on 9-23-1877 and was son of Jerry Burks and Luaretta Lee Burks--He was married to Amey Kelley some 55 years.

Union Banner dated 5-18-1954 Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Burks, Robert Eugene, Jr.        July 16, 1930        August 05, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, August 8, 2004, Robert Eugene Burks, Jr. Services for Robert Eugene Burks, Jr., 74, of Verbena, will be Saturday, August 7 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles Brooks, Rev. Derek Deavers and Rev. Joe Perkins officiating. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. Mr. Burks died August 5. Survivors include his wife, Mary Helen Burks of Verbena; three daughters, Linda Wells of Clanton, Wanda Lowery of Clanton and Valerie Arant of Verbena; his brother, Gerald Burks of Verbena; his sisters, Betty Sue Guard of Pensacola, Fla., and Lois Bodey of Manchester, TN; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Burnett, Dennis Oliver 'Bud', Jr.        December 08, 1931        April 06, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 7, 2004, Dennis Oliver "Bud" Burnett Jr. Services for Bud Burnett Jr., 72, of Maplesville, will be held April 8 at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Reverend Danny Rasberry officiating, Visitation will be held today, April 7, at Ebenezer Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m. Burnett, a car salesman, died April 6 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Survivors include his sons, Dennis O Burnett, III of Maplesville and Mike Burnett of Plantersville; his daughter, Becky Burnett of Maplesville; granddaughters Christy Knowles of Montevallo and Kailee Burnett of Maplesville; grandsons Trey Burnett and Beau Burnett, both of Maplesville; great grandson James William Knowles of Montevallo and his sister, Agnes Friday of Stanton.

Burnett, Dolly Jean        October 31, 1931        May 31, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 2, 1999, Funeral services for Dolly Jean Burnett, 67, Maplesville, will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with Rev. Aubry Wallace officiating.  Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Stanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Burnett was born in Alabama on Oct. 31, 1931, the daughter of the late Issac A. and Carrie Dennis.  She was a secretary.  She died on May 31, 1999, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  Survivors include her husband, D. O. "Bud" Burnett, Jr. Maplesville; one daughter, Becky Burnett, Maplesville; two sons, Dennis Burnett, Maplesville, Mike Burnett, Plantersville; five sisters, Laura Ann Murphree, Hoover, Mattie Green, Selma, Elizabeth McCurdy, Montgomery, Dorothy Hubbard, Talladega, and Jeanette Giles, Cropwell;  four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, Montevallo.

Burnett, Eva Marie        July 01, 1922        February 12, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, February 14, 2003, Funeral services for Eva M. Burnett, 80 of Selma,  will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 with Rev. William Earl Short and Paul Atchison officiating. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville. Born on July 1, 1922 to Marion Chandler and Mamie Chandler, she died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003 at Vaughn Region Medical Center/ Parkway in Selma. Survivors include her sons Larry Joe (Faye) Anderson of Plantersville, and Billy (Cindy) Burnett of Selma, Brothers Burt Chandler of Maplesville and Barney Chandler of Maplesville; sisters Nettie B. Broadhead of Clanton and Eula Hayes of Clanton; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  Her husband Bill Burnett, sons William Earl Anderson and Douglas McArthur Anderson, daughter Virginia Payne, and sisters Lucille Weathers and Maggie Anderson preceded her in death.

Burnette, Susie Annice        November 13, 1910        September 11, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 12, 2000, Funeral services for Susie Anniece Burnette, 89, Opelika, will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Rick Glenn and Rev. Richard Harrison officiating.  Burial followed at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church at Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Burnette was born on Nov. 13, 1910, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Emmett and Velma Huff.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Sept. 11, 2000, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.  Survivors include one daughter, Mary Frances Shirley, Opelika; one son, Kenneth Burnette, Ozard; three brothers, Ira Huff, Montgomery, Obrie Huff, Stanton, Willard Huff, Selma; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Burnette, Malcolm 'Pete'        March 1, 1925   July 2, 2003                        

"The Clanton Advertiser," July 6, 2003, Services for Malcolm "Pete" Burnette, 78 of Chattanooga, Tenn., were held Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Chattanooga. The Rev. Billy Dean officiated the service. Burial took place at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South. Burnette, the son the late Sam Dudley and Mettie Octavia Burnette, retired from Roadway Express and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his brothers Wordner, Allie and Dudley Burnette, Jr., as well as his wife, Nola Burnette. He is survived by his sister, Farris Lee Blackmon of Jemison and his daughter, Phyllis (Bob) Lackey of Harrison, Tenn. He is also survived by his sons Kenneth (Vicki) Burnette of Panama City Beach, Fla., Richard (Leslie) Burnette of Royal Oak, Mich., and Debbie Burnette Weaver of Chattanooga, Tenn. He is also survived by five grandchildren - Shane, Justin and Ashley Burnette, Robert Lackey, Jr., and Wendi Williams. He has one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Bush, Pamela Diane        March 07, 1956        January 31, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 2, 2005, Pamela Diane Bush, 48, of Clanton, died Monday, January 31 at her residence. Survivors include her daughter, Brandy Trammell of Eufaula; son, Jeff Bush of Jemison; two granddaughters, Emily Trammell of Eufaula, and Lauren Bush of Jemison; grandson, Gavin Bush of Jemison; four sisters, Marilyn Popwell of Clanton, Carolyn Popwell, Virginia Littlefield of Clanton and Ann Sharpless of Montgomery; three brothers, Barney Gilliland of Prattville, Don Gilliland of Clanton and Jerry Gilliland. Services will be held today at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tony Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Bush, Robbie Jackson        November 13, 1978        August 04, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, August 7, 2001, Funeral services for Robbie Jackson Bush, 22, Brierfield, were held at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel in Montevallo on Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, with Steve Johnson and Dale Watts officiating.  Burial followed at Montevallo City Cemetery, with Rockco Funeral Home Chapel directing.  Bush was a member of Wilton Baptist Church.  She died on Aug. 4, 2001, in Montevallo.  Survivors include her husband, Ben Bush, Brierfield; two daughters, Amber Jackson and Megan Jackson, both of Brierfield; one son, Nicholas Bush, Brierfield; her mother, Doris Hall, Montevallo; her father, Billy Joe Hall, Jr., Montevallo; and three brothers, Billy Joe Hall III, Patrick Hall, and Michael Hall, all of Montevallo; and one grandmother, Peggy Hall, Montevallo.

Buxton, Claudie Griffin        July 06, 1927        July 16, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet July 20, 2003, Services for Claudie Griffin Buxton, 76 of Lafayette, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Burial followed at Sardis Baptist Church in Maplesville. Born on July 6, 1927 to J.C. Griffin and Lola Mae Griffin, she died July 16, 2003 at Lafayette Nursing Home. Survivors include her son Kenneth Ray Buxton, Jr. of Middleburg, Fla.; daughters Patricia Ann Rodrigues of St. Petersburg, Fla., Linda B. Hilyer of Cusseta, Lola Anita McBride of Greenwood, Miss., Barbara Kasper of Athens, Ga. and Vanessa Crawford of Athens; brother-in-law Earl Van Buxton of Tallassee; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Buxton was a former resident of Clanton. She was the choir director for West End Baptist Church and Lomax Baptist Church. She was also a former member of Griffin Family Gospel Group of Opelika.

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Cain, Vera Atchison, age 80, of Plantersville, born October 25, 1929, died Saturday May 29, 2010 at her home. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Cain, parents Ben and Eunice Atchison, four sisters and four brothers. Survivors include her three sisters, Helen Massey of Grove Hill, AL, Irene Teel of Pueblo, CO and Erma Levins of Plantersville, AL, three brothers, Clifton (Hazel) Atchison of Selma, Jimmy (Shirley) Atchison of Plantersville, AL, David (Dickie) Atchison of Plantersville, AL and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday May 30, 2010 at Plantersville Baptist Church with burial following at Plantersville Baptist Cemetery. Reverend Mike Golson officiated, with nephews, Darren Atchison giving the eulogy and Rick Melton singing and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Visitation was from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the church. Mrs. Cain retired after 36 years from Zeigler Meats. She was a member of Plantersville Baptist Church where she was also a member of Eula Maye Friday’s Sunday school class. She made her favorite caramel cake for the sick of the community and for favorite occasions. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and community. Pallbearers were her nephews, Boris, Jeff and Tony Levins, Jerry and Johnny Atchison, Darren Atchison, Barry Atchison, Will Massey, Mike Walker, John Teel and Bobby McDaniel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Plantersville Baptist Church or Cahaba Hospice.

Calfee, Benjamin Franklin        April 24, 1852        January 05, 1910       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 25, CAFFEY, B.F., died 1-5-1910, 11 P.M. born Ala., White Male, Farmer, age 59, married, Beat 3, Typhoid, Mulberry Cemetery, Dr. J.P. Hayes.

Calfee, Erastus Luin 'E.L.'        July 15, 1907        April 09, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 11, 2001, Funeral services for Erastus Luin "E. L." Calfee, 94 and a resident of Clanton, will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Mulberry Baptist Church, with Rev. David Bishop officiating.  Interment will follow at Mulberry Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville.  Born on July 15, 1907 in Chilton County, he was the son of the late Luther Luin Calfee and the late Lillian Mae Calfee.  A farmer, he died on April 9, 2001 at his residence.  he is survived by two daughters, Lillian Louise Williams of Clanton and Betty Evelyn Lowery of Maplesville; two sons, Charles Luin Calfee and Rickie Wade Calfee, both of Maplesville; a brother, Thomas E. Calfee of Goodwater; a sister Edna Pearl Grimes, of Atlanta; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Callaway, John C.        February 04, 1861        January 10, 1937       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-14-1937, John Callaway, age 76, died in Providence Beat !6, Jan. 10, of Heart Dropsey. Burial was at Providence Beat 16.  The Song, "A Lone Pilgrim" was at his request sung by Riley Robinson as the body was lowered into the Grave.  The aged man had planned his entire funeral service.  He is survived by his Widow, Mrs. Lizzie Callaway, three Sons, Frank, Fred and Spurgeon Callaway.  Two Daughters Mrs. Filey Funderburk of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Arrie Jones of Clanton, One Brother, Gil Callaway of Montgomery, One Sister, LaFadre Robinson of Verbena.  He was born in Coosa County in 1861 and moved to the area of Providence Beat 16 when he was 2 years old.  He died on his 55th wedding Anniversary.  He married Miss Lizzie Bathes Jan. 10, 1882.  He was a Blacksmith by trade and worked in Wetumpka and at Verbena a few years before he returned to Beat 16.  He was the Son of Jonathan and Rutha Eiland Callaway.

Callaway, William Jefferson        July 18, 1851        January 14, 1934       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-11-1934, William J. Callaway, age 82, died at his residence in South Clanton Sunday.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  He is survived by his Widow, 5 Sons, W. A. Callaway, Harley Callaway, and George W. Callaway of Coopers, Ralph Callaway of San Antonio, Texas, and John Callaway whose address is unknown.  4 Daughters, Mrs. A. B. Jones of Marbury, Mrs. Frank Ireland of Mountain Creek, Mrs. W. D. McKinney of Buhl, 3 Brothers, Jasper of Deatsville, John of Providence Community, G. G. of Tuscaloosa, on Sister, Mrs. T. L. Robinson of Verbena.

Callen, W. T.        1858        March 1922       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-16-1922, Mr. W. T. Callen died, Wife died just a few days ago.  He was President of People's Savings Bank, burial Clanton City Cemetery. Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-23-1922, Mr. W. T. Callen was sick only 2 days, Sons:  F .J. and Ed Callen, Daughter is Mrs. Izora Callen Alred.

Calloway, David Arnold        October 05, 1959        July 11, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 13, 2000, Funeral services for David A. Calloway, 40, a resident of Maplesville, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Maplesville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Matt Hawkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Born on Oct. 5, 1959, he was the son of the late John David Calloway and the late Maybelline Beam Calloway.  He died on July 11, 2000, at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham.  Survivors include by his wife, Anita Anderson Calloway of Maplesville; two sons, David Earl Calloway and Jonathan William Calloway, both of Maplesville; three brothers, Billy Wayne Beam, Charles Edward Beam, both of Randolph, and Bill Beam of Oklahoma; three sisters, Brenda Freeman of Lawley, Linda Tillery of Randolph and Glenda Jones of Clanton; one grandmother, Marie Hayes of Maplesville; a grandfather, Sam Hayes of Maplesville; six brothers-in-law, Tootle Freeman of Lawley, Billy Tillery of Randolph, Roland Jones of Clanton, Robert Anderson of Maplesville, Michael Anderson of Thorsby, Jerry Atchison of Plantersville; and three sisters-in-law, Lynn Beam of Randolph, Sharon Beam of Randolph and Angie Anderson of Maplesville.

Calloway, James Woodrow, 42, died at his home Saturday.  Survivors are:

Myrlene Calloway--wife

Terry Calloway--son--Mt. Creek

Mel Calloway--son--Mt. Creek

Mrs. Carol Foster--dau.--Selma

Morris Calloway--bro.--Mt. Creek

Frank Calloway--bro.--Mt. Creek

Tom W. Calloway--bro.--Deatsville

Mack Calloway--bro--Deatsville

Mary Smith--sis--Kent

Mrs Nora Nelson--sis--Prattville

Mrs. Gussie Esco--sis--Prattville

Mr. and Mrs C. H. Calloway--Parents

Buried at New Hope--Griffen Funeral Home, Prattville directing.

Union Banner dated May 26, 1955, Chilton County, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Calloway, Newton Joseph        October 07, 1847        June 28, 1921       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 7-07-1921:  Mr. N.J. Calloway, age 74, died at his home 1 mile South of Clanton.  Burial was at Samaria Cemetery conducted by Rev. J.D. Hughes.  He was born 10-7-1847, Son of Benjamin Calloway, Grandson of Job Calloway, died 6-28-1921.  He became a Christian at age 16.  Married Miss Nancy Calfee, daughter of Mr. Evan Calfee of Coosa Co., as a young man, she died in 1890 and he married Miss Alice White in 1890, he was ordained a Deacon at Old Salem on the River.  He helped to organize Samaria Church.  He left 6 children.

Campbell, Pearl G. Smith        May 25, 1909        September 30, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, October 4, 2001, Funeral services for Pearl G. Smith Campbell, 92, Milwaukee, Wisc., will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Doug Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Campbell was born on May 25, 1909, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Luther Thomas Grant and the late Zoada K. Grant. She was an elementary school teacher. She died on Sept. 30, 2001, at Sinai Samaritan in Milwaukee. Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie Graham, Milwaukee, Ina S. Fossett, Newnan, Ga.; two sisters, Bertie Johnson, Seattle, Wash., and Eunice Messer, Midfield; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Campbell, Willnita         1910        March 1935       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-14-1935, Miss Wilnita Campbell, Popular Teacher in Clanton Grammar School died of Pneumonia at age 25 Tuesday in the home of Mrs. Hattie Alred.  Survived by her Parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Campbell of Burnsville, near Selma.  2 Brothers, Robert of Birmingham and Ernest of Selma, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Howard Long of Burnsville, Mrs. Mayfield Hollingsworth of Selma.  Burial Selma Cemetery.  She taught school here for the last three years.

Cannon, Alta O.        July 21, 1913        September 08, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 11, 2001, Funeral services for Alta O. Cannon, 88, Adamsville, will be held at Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Adamsville on tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ricky Patterson officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cannon was born on July 21, 1913, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Elias Henry Culver and the late Rosie Adaline Culver.  She was a waitress.  She died on Sept. 8, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehab for Gardendale.  Survivors include one daughters, Rose (Richard) Clark, Adamsville; two grandsons, Richard Clark, Jr., Hueytown, and Timothy Clark, Adamsville; one granddaughter, Pamela Harris, Fultondale; one sister, Vera Mae Bullard, Birmingham; eight great-grandchildren, Brannon Clark, Christa White, Amanda Clark, Allison Harris, Chris Clark, Micah Harris, Aimee Harris, and Emily Harris.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Cannon.

Capitina, Clozell 'Nancy'       1928        February 26, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet,, Service for Clozell (Nancy) Capitina will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2, Wednesday, March 2 at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Deloach officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends will be received today from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Capitina died Saturday, February 26 at Chilton Medical Center. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Lester of Orrville, Debra Smitherman of Grand Bay and Darlene Rhodes of Stanton; five brothers, Clyde Carter of Billingsley, Gordon Carter of Plantersville, Tom Carter of Maplesville, Ed Carter of Maplesville and Ernest Carter of Plantersville; five sisters, Kate Rhodes of Clanton, Margie Rhodes of Plantersville, Shirley Smitherman of Maplesville, Louise Smitherman of Maplesville, and Sybil Alberg of Clanton; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Carden, Rheda Sue   1934        March 28, 2005       

 "The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 30, 2005, Services for Rheda Sue Carden, 71, of Jemison, will be held today at Calvary Memorial Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. J. Aaron Ellison and Rev. Royce Ellison officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery. Arden died Monday, March 28 in Birmingham. Survivors include her husband, Horace H. Carden of Jemison; son, John Steven Carden of Billingsley; daughter, Melissa Moore of Hoover; brother, Howard Arledge of Guntersville; sister, Deborah Martin of Clanton; three grandsons, Steven Chase Carden of Richmond, VA and Miles Scott Benson of Hoover and John Cameron Carden of Atlanta; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Orman Arledge; mother, Lera Glasscock Arledge; and sisters, Dorothy Trash and Jo Anne Conway.

Carmichael, Roy        December 25, 1920        February 05, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 6, 2004, Roy Carmichael Services for Roy Carmichael, 83 of Jemison, are Saturday at 11 a.m. at West End Baptist Church in Clanton. Visitation is tonight at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Burial will follow Saturday's funeral at Martin Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Tony Smitherman will officiate. Carmichael died Thursday, Feb. 5 at Brookwood Medical Center. He was a sheet metal worker and served in the Army during World War II. Carmichael is survived by his wife, Clara Nell Carmichael of Jemison; a son, Ronnie Carmichael of Clanton; his daughters Kathy Cleckley of Clanton, Lindy Patterson of Clanton and Nancey Carson of Huntsville; his grandsons Brian Carmichael of Clanton, Hodge Patterson of Montgomery, Jason Cleckley of Clanton and Corban Carson of Huntsville; his granddaughters Jennifer McGuirck of Harrisonburg, Va., Lacey Patterson of Tuscaloosa, Kara Cleckley of Clanton, Claire Carson of Huntsville, Baleigh Carson of Huntsville and Katelyn Carson of Huntsville. He is also survived by a soon-to-be-born great-grandson. Carmichael was the son of Young Roston and Rosa Sample.

Carroll, George Homer, Rev.        August 10, 1905        March 22, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 25, 1998, Funeral services for Rev. George Homer Carroll, 92, of Deatsville were March 24, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Braxton Baker, Rev. James Hankins and Rev. Burdette Docter officiating. Burial was in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Rev. Carroll was born Aug. 10, 19??, in Alabama to the late Easton H. and Viola Carroll.  He died March 22, 1998, at Merrywood Lodge in Deatsville. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Carroll of Deatsville; a daughter, Mary Katherine Ballard of Deatsville; a son, John Carroll of Clanton; a brother Hughey Carroll of Clanton; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Carroll, Troy Eugene        August 18, 1935        July 03, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," July 8, 1998 page 2, Funeral services for Troy Eugene Carroll, 62, of Clanton were July 5, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Short officiating.  Burial was in Bethany Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Verbena with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Carroll was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Alabama to the late Thomas b. and Grace Carroll.  He worked as a laborer.  He died July 3, 1998, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  He is survived by a son, Kevin Carroll of Virginia; two daughters, Bonnie Ryan of California and Brenda LaBaw of Massachusetts;  four brothers:  Clay Carroll of Chattanooga, Tenn., James Harlon Carroll of Billingsley and Kenneth Lamar Carroll and Douglas Carroll, both of Clanton; a sister, Dorrise Popwell of Clanton; and seven grandchildren.

Carter, Ed Pettus 'Pet' April 05, 1916        March 04, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 11, 1998, Funeral services for Ed P. Carter, 82, of Selma were March 6, 1998, at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Taylor officiating.  Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Stanton with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Carter died March 4, 1 locat a local hospital.  He is survived by his wife Audrey Foster Carter of Selma; two sons:  Brooks Carter of Selma; and Tony Williams of Millbrook; three daughters:  Sarah Scott of Thorsby, Nancy Wood of Gulf Shores and Donna Rogers of Centreville; three sisters:  Ora Davis of Stanton, Thresa Davis of Stanton and Betty Gaddy of Selma;  12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Carter, Edith Maudine        November 03, 1940        December 08, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 11, 2001, Funeral services for Edith Maudine Carter, 61, Plantersville, will be held at Plantersville Baptist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Mike Golson officiating.  Burial will follow at Plantersville Christian Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Carter was born on Nov. 3, 1940, in Autauga County, the daughter of the late Robert Lester Chandler and the late Mary Gertrude Chandler.  She was a laborer.  She died on Dec. 8, 2001, at Selma Baptist Hospital.  Survivors include her husband, Gordon Carter, Plantersville; one daughter, Kristine Burge, Plantersville; four sons, Glenn Carter, Donnie (Sirena) Carter, Tony Carter, Scott Carter, all of Plantersville; one son-in-law, Sam Burge, Marion Junction; six sisters, Beatrice Horton and Edna Earl Gray, both of Selma, Flora Spangenberg, Burnsville, Marie Michel, Niceville, Barbara Mull, Jones, Vivian Martin, Clanton; two brothers, Nelson Chandler, Milton and Mac Chandler, Plantersville; five granddaughters, Catrena Carter, Brookhaven, Miss., Sheri Carter, Tyler, Kimberly Burge, Samantha Carter and Casey Burge, all of Plantersville; three grandsons, Tony Carter, Jr., Brookhaven, Cody Carter, Tyler, Corey Burge, Plantersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one grandson, Curtis Glenn Carter.

Carter, Lottie Harrison      March 16, 1922        June 19, 1988       

(1) Social Security Records 1937-1993(2) "Selma Times-Journal," June 20, 1988, Lottie Harrison Carter, 66, died Sunday at the Selma Medical Center.  Services will be held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Stanton at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Rick Glenn and the Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating.   Martin Funeral Home of Clanton officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  She is survived by her husband, L. M. "Shug" Carter; two daughters, Edwina Day and Nita Gardener; two sons, Larry Carter and Gene Carter, eight grandchildren, Pat Thompson, Pam Ousley, Ed Day, Chuck Yeargan, Chris Yeargan, Tina Smith, Landon Carter, Casey Carter and Kelly Carter; four sisters, Odie Hammet, Lora Moore, Ruth Gaddy and Dorothy Hagood; three brothers, L. D. Harrison, Milford Harrison and Horace Harrison.  Pallbearers will be Ed Day, Chuck Yeargan, Chris Yeargan, Landon Carter, Casey Carter, Charles Ousley, Jeff Thompson and Joey Smith.

Carter, Ophelia Dorcus        January 06, 1903        April 14, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 16, 2004, Ophelia G. Carter, 101, of Selma, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at a local nursing home. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Watson officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Buck" Carter, and two sons, Henley Carter and John Burton Carter. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold C. Cosby of Selma, and Hilda (Sammy) Griffin of Stanton; one son, Don (Faye) Carter of Valley Grande; one sister, Lelia Harrison of Alexander, Va.; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2004. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ebenezer Cemetery Fund.

Carter, James Arnold 'Bill'        April 09, 1925        November 22, 2004       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, November 24, 2004, James "Bill" Arnold Carter, 79, of Selma, died Monday, November 22. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday, November 26 at Plantersville Christian Cemetery with Rev. Allen Yarbrough officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. Survivors include son, Laine Carter of Prattville; daughters, Charlotte Blackmon, Susan Hughes, Tammy Miley of Selma and Pam Burrows of Manlius, NY; brothers, Tom Carter and Ed Carter of Maplesville, Ernest Carter and Gordon Carter of Plantersville, Clyde Carter of Billingsley; six sisters, Katie Rhodes of Selma, Margie Rhodes and Nancy Capitina of Plantersville, Sybil Ahlberg of Clanton, Shirley Smitherman of Maplesville and Louise Smithermans of Maplesville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 25 at Selma Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cooper Memorial Church or Ocmulgee Baptist Church.(2) "Selma Times-Journal," Internet, November 23, 2004, James "Bill" Arnold Carter, 79, of Selma, died Monday, November 22, 2004, at a local hospital. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday, November 26, at Plantersville Christian Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Yarbrough officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. Survivors include one son, Laine Carter of Prattville; four daughters, Charlotte (Albert) Blackmon, Susan (Gerald) Hughey, Tammy (Dwayne) Miley of Selma and Pam (David) Burrows of Manlius, NY; five brothers, Tom Carter and Ed Carter of Maplesville, Ernest Carter and Gordon Carter of Plantersville and Clyde Carter of Billingsley; six sisters, Katie Rhodes of Selma, Margie Rhodes and Nancy Capitina of Plantersville, Sybil Ahlberg of Clanton, Shirley Smitherman and Louise Smitherman of Maplesville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren: Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 25, at Selma Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cooper Memorial Church or Ocmulgee Baptist Church.

Carter, Jesse Lee        December 22, 1919        July 06, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, July 8, 2004, Jesse Lee Carter Services for Jesse Lee Carter, 84, of Billingsley, are today, July 8, at 11 a.m. at Indian Grave Baptist Church. The Rev. David Awtrey and Rev. Mike McLemore will officiate with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Carter died Tuesday, July 6. He is survived by his wife, Maudie P. Carter of Billingsley; sons William Jessie Carter of Montgomery, James Carter of Autaugaville and Gerald Carter of Billingsley; a brother, Carroll Shoultz of Selma; a sister, Bernice Johnson of Selma; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Carter, Lloyd Melvin 'Shug'        November 17, 1917        June 30, 1995       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Services for Lloyd M. Carter, 77, of Stanton were Sunday, July 2, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jones and the Rev. Aubry Wallace officiating.  Burial was in the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Carter was born November 17, 1917, in Alabama to the late John and Sally Lovelady Carter.  He worked as a logger.  A widower, he died Friday, June 30, 1995, at Dunn Rest Home in Selma. He is survived by two daughters, Edwina Bailey of Huntsville and Nita Bender of Selma, two sons:  Larry Carter and Gene Carter, both of Stanton; three sisters, Ora Davis, Thersa Davis, both of Stanton and Betty Jo Gaddy of Selma; his brother, Pettus Carter of Selma; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Carter, Teresa Shelly        February 19, 1967        October 15, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Oct. 18, 1998, Funeral services for Teresa Shelly Carter, 31, of Maplesville were Oct. 17, 1998, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church #2 with Rev. Arthur Davis and Rev. Billy Wyatt officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Carmel Baptist Cemetery #2 in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Ms. Carter was born Feb. 19, 1967, in Alabama to Thomas Eugene and Alice Faye Carter.  She worked as a receptionist.  She died Oct. 15, 1998, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law:  Pamela C. and Robby Arnold and Crystal C. and Gary Cofer, all of Maplesville; a brother and sister-in-law, Shannon and Adrienne Carter of Maplesville; two grandmothers:  Inez Smitherman and Naomi Carter, both of Maplesville; two nephews:  Jarrod Cofer of Clanton and Brett Arnold of Maplesville;  and four nieces :  Amanda Arnold and Natalie Arnold both of Maplesville, and Haley Cofer and Hannah Cofer, both of Clanton.

Carter, William Thomas 'Bill'        June 07, 1891        March 05, 1935       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 3-07-1935, William T. Carter, age 44, died at Central Alabama Hospital Tue.  Burial was at Indian Grave Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Ertha Carter, and 4 children age 4, 6, 10, and 12, and by 3 Brothers.(2) Internet, The Prattville Progress, Death Notice 1935, transcribed by Harry Caver, Jr., William T. ("Bill") CARTER, who died in a Clanton hospital last Tuesday, was the third of the Carter brothers to die within the past four years.  Charlie was the first to go, dying at Selma late in 1930.  Then followed Marvin, who died in Clanton in 1933.  A sister, Mrs. Mary GRIMES, died at her home in Bessemer during that year also.  And now "Bill", as he was known to many friends follows after two weeks illness of pneumonia.  The deceased is survived by his widow, who was Miss Earthey BILLINGSLEY before her marriage; four sons, William Joseph, Wilton, E.J., and Harold; three brothers, Henry, Prattville; Erby, Chathom, and Tommie, of Birmingham.  Funeral services were conducted from the home near Indian Grave Wednesday morning… and burial was in the Indian Grave Cemetery.

Caton, Charity Jo        July 03, 1949        January 01, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 9, 1998, Funeral services for Charity Jo Caton, 48, of Houston, Texas, were Jan. 6, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Reid officiating.  Burial was in Samaria Baptist Cemetery in Clanton  with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Caton was born July 3, 1949, to the late S.T. and Etta Mae Caton.  She worked as a store manager.  She died Jan. 1, 1998 in Houston, Texas.  She is survived by her husband.  Lt. Col. Alton Bernard of Houston, Texas; five sisters:  Virginia Popwell of Clanton, Gwen Bigby of Millbrook, Mary Caton of Clanton, Teresa Hinkle of Corydon, Ind., and Catherine Milbrot of Thailand; and a brother Henry Caton of Clanton.

Chambers, Curtis        March 24, 1919        November 15, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 17, 1998, Funeral services for Cutis Chambers, 79, of Centreville are today, Nov. 17, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Doss officiating. Burial is in Pineland Memorial Cemetery in Centreville with Rockco Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Chambers was born in Chilton County and preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Sue Chambers of Selma.   He died Nov. 15, 1998, at his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Mamie Jewel Chambers of Centreville; two sons and daughters-in-law; Leroy and Ruth Chambers and Roger Dale and Jerrie Chambers, all of Brent; a sister and brother-in-law, Lora Deen and Haymon Atcheson of Clanton; four sisters-in-laws: Annie Chambers, Dixie Chambers, Louise Mount and Louise Chambers; four grandchildren, One great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Chris Adams, Patrick Chambers, Zack Drake, Greg Hatfield, Burton Huff and Roger Robinson.

Chandler, Floyd Cecil        January 14, 1922        July 21, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 22, 2001, Funeral services for Floyd Cecil Chandler, 79, Plantersville, will be held at University Highway Church of God, Maplesville, on Sunday, July 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Billy Boatwright officiating.  Burial will follow at University Highway Church of God in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on July 21, 2001, from 5-8 p.m.  Chandler was born on January 14, 1922, in Alabama, the son of the late Thomas Sidney Chandler and Sallie Roberts Chandler.  He was a heavy equipment operator and served in the Army from Oct. 16, 1942 to Dec. 12, 1945.  He died on July 19, 2001, at Vaughn Regional Hospital in Selma.  Survivors include his wife, Orene Chandler, Plantersville; three sons, Horace Dennis Chandler, Plantersville, Dan Chandler, Maplesville, and Mike Chandler, Selma; two brothers, Henry Chandler and William Chandler, both of Billingsley; foru sisters, Velma Weaver, Jones; Minnie Dorn, Smyra, Tenn., Clara Willis, Wadley, and Mable Ratliff, Clanton; six Grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Chandler, Horace Eugene        September 02, 1919        October 01, 1944       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 10-05-1944, In a drunken brawl at the home of John Brown between Plantersville and Alpine, John Brown shot and killed his Nephew, Horace Chandler with a shot gun Sunday.  Brown is in the Clanton Jail charged with First Degree Murder.  Brown is 36.  Chandler, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Chandler is 23.  The dispute was over  a bottle of Whiskey.  Burial of Chandler was at Jones Cemetery following a funeral service at Milton Baptist Church.  He is survived by his Parents,1 Sister, and 5 Brothers.

Chandler, Julious Marlon        October 26, 1929        October 31, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Nov. 8, 2001, Funeral services for Julious Marlon Chandler, 72, Clanton, were held at Pinedale Assembly of God Church on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Bolton, Rev. W. T. Cleckler, and Rev. Doug Powell officiating.  Burial followed at Pinedale Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral home on Nov. 1, 2001, from 5-8 p.m.  Chandler was born on Oct. 26, 1929, in Chilton County, the son of the late Alonza Chandler and the late Cletie Ethel McGee Chandler.  He was a butcher.  He died on Oct. 31, 2001, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Annie Merle Headley Chandler, Clanton; two sons, Michael Chandler, Sr., Alabaster, and Rev. Ken Chandler, Clanton; one daughter, Angie Little, Gardendale; two sisters, Dora Headley and Dorothy Ray, both of Clanton; two brothers, Rev. Edward Chandler, Clanton, and James Allen Chandler, Evergreen; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Chandler, Kenneth E.        August 12, 1934        April 13, 1998       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," April 17, 1998, page 2, Funeral services for Kenneth E. Chandler, 63, Plantersville were April 16, 1998, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with Rev. Willard Ratliff and Rev. David Bishop officiating.  Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Cemetery in Plantersville with Marin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Chandler was born Aug 12, 1934 in Chilton Co. to the late Lewis A. and Hattie Traywick Chandler.  He worked as a pipe fitter.  He died April 13, 1998, at AMI Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  He is survived by his wife, Reba Chandler of Plantersville; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Cofer and Ricky Cofer, both of Thorsby; a son, Michael Chandler of Plantersville; a sister, Hazel Rasberry of Maplesville; a brother, Lewis A. Chandler, Jr. of Bessemer; and one grandson.(2) "Selma Times-Journal," Kenneth B. Chandler, 63, of Plantersville, died Monday, April 13, 1998 at a Birmingham hospital.  Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard Ratliff and the rev. David Bishop officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Survivors include his wife, Reba Chandler, of Plantersville; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ricky Cofer, of Thorsby; son, Michael Chandler, of Plantersville; a sister, Hazel Rasberry, of Maplesville; a brother, Lewis A. Chandler, Jr., of Bessemer; and a grandson, Trevor Cofer, of Thorsby.

Chandler, Louis Arnold 'Plowboy', Jr.    May 31, 1928        March 22, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 31, 2005, Louis Arnold "Plowboy" Chandler, Jr., 76, of Bessemer, died March 22. He was a member of Vineland Park Baptist Church, Hueytown. He worked for 45 1/2 years at U. S. Steel and was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Elfriede Chandler; daughter, Cariss "Christy" Chandler Dooley; grandson, Christopher L. Mitchell Dooley; sister, Hazel Rasberry; brother- in-law, Jimmy Rasberry; sister-in-law, Reba Cox Chandler; three nephews, one niece, several great nieces and great nephews. Services were held March 24 at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Gunn officiating. Burial followed in the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Plantersville.

Chandler, Marvin Israel        November 23, 1910        January 31, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 4, 1998, Funeral services for Marvin I. Chandler, 87, of Selma were Feb. 2, 1998 at the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Neal Caver officiating.  Burial was in Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Chandler died Jan. 31, 1998, at a local hospital in Selma.  He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Irene Chandler of Selma; four daughters and sons-in-law:  Geraldine and Lamar Bice of Marietta, Ga., Shelby and Radford Talley of Villa Rica, Ga., Ozelle Miller of Montgomery and Linda and Jim Rush of Montgomery; six grandchildren:  Brenda Gwin of Chattanooga, Tenn., Gina Hawkins of Loganville, Ga., Gregory Bice of Marietta, Ga., Jennifer Gastley of Atlanta, Lisa Stephenson of Brazelton, Ga., and Frederika Miller of Gulf Shores; three sisters and nine grandchildren.

Chandler, Velma Annie        December 14, 1920        June 24, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 27, 1997, Funeral services for Velma Annie Chandler, 76, of Selma, will be on Friday, June 27, 1997 at the Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Dr. Jerry Henry officiating.  Burial will be at the Pineview Memory Gardens with the Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Chandler died at her residence in Selma on June 24, 1997.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence M. Chandler, and six brothers, Willie J. Harrison, Clarence Harrison, Dewey F. Harrison, Aubrey L. Harrison, Clem C. Harrison and Lewis Junior Harrison. She is survived by two daughters, Annie Pearl Hall, Selma; Mary Middlebrooks, Autaugaville; two sons, William T. Chandler, Autaugaville; Lawrence M. Chandler, Prattville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister Florence Cranmore, Selma, and one brother, Jimmy T. Harrison, Maplesville.  Active pallbearers:  Jesse Harrison, Bobby Harrison, Jimmy Harrison, Jr., Bartley Giles, Raymond Harrison and David Harrison.  Honorary pallbearers:  Dr. Michael Soppett, Dr. Jerry Dillard, and the nurses of Cahaba Hospice.

Chastaine, Florence C.       1907        April 20, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 22, 2005, Services for Florence C. Chastaine, 98, of Birmingham, will be held today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Dr. Buddy Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery. Friends will be received before the service from 12- 1 p.m. Chastaine died Wednesday, April 20 in Jefferson County. Survivors include her son, Robert R. Chastaine of Birmingham; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Childress, Earl        September 23, 1929        September 01, 2002      

 "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, Sept 4, 2002.

Childress, Effie Delene        July 30, 1914        February 01, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 3, 2000, Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Delene Childress, 85, of Phenix City, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Mars Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. William Short officiating. Burial will follow at Mars Hill Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing. Childress was born in Chilton County on July 30, 1914, to the late Thomas and China Viola Gothard Cofer.  She died on February 1, at her residence at Phenix City Health Care.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Burnice Childress.  She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Wilson of Smiths; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Childress, Euell Thomas 'Tom'        February 22, 1908        March 28, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 30, 1999, Funeral services for Euell "Tom" Childress, 91, Calera, will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Randall Mims officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Childress was born on Feb. 22, 1908, in Chilton County, the son of the late Clarence and Alice Childress.  He was a machine operator.  He died at his residence on March 28, 1999.  Among the survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Dot Porter and Mrs. Faye McClusky, both of Jemison; a son, David Childress, Jemison; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Childress, Kristi Carol        April 03, 1965        March 07, 2005       

ShelbyCountyReporter.com, Internet, March 16, 2005, Thorsby resident Kristi Carol Childress, 39, of Thorsby died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Chilton Medical Center. She was born Saturday, April 3, 1965, in Chilton County to Benny Charles Childress and Dianne Martin Childress. She is survived by her mother and father; two brothers, Alan Childress of Clanton and Kyle Childress of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandmothers, Jean N. Martin of Jemison and Lena Childress of Thorsby; her nephew, Austin Childress of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two nieces, Katelyn Childress of Clanton and Isabella Childress of Clanton. Service was at Oak Grove Baptist Church on March 10, the Revs. Keith Edwards, Morris and Terry Avery presiding. Burial followed in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, Martin Funeral Home directing. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Widow Fund, 211 Highway 155 in Jemison.

Childress, Robert E. Lee        November 28, 1917        February 14, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, February 16, 2003, Funeral services for Robert E. Lee Childress, 85 of Thorsby, will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist No 1 with Rev. William Short and Rev. Alvin Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Baptist No. 1 Cemetery in Thorsby. Born on Nov. 28, 1917 to Millard Filmore Childress and Emily Childress, he died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Childress of Thorsby; daughter Sue Dutton of Randolph; sons Lymons Lee Childress of Clanton and William Childress of Thorsby; step-daughters Angela, Rhonda, Karen and Tammy; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. His first wife Evie Childress, a son, Ted, and a granddaughter Trinity Childress, preceded him in death.

Childress, William Quitman        December 26, 1861        November 25, 1935       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-28-1935, W.Q. Childress, Clanton Route 4, died Monday, Nov. 25.  Burial was at Liberty Hill.  He is survived by 1 daughter, and 2 Brothers.

Chitty, Mary Ann April 20, 1866        April 07, 1945       

 Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-12-1945, Mrs. Mary Ann Chitty, age 78, died Verbena Rt. 2, April 7.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  She is survived by 1 daughter Mrs. Carl A. Nelson, 2 Brothers, F.M. Connell of Clanton, and Gus Connell of Woodford, Ala., and by 2 Sisters.

Clackler, Beulah Velma        March 09, 1901        December 27, 1981       

"Chilton County News," Chilton County Alabama local newspaper, page 8, January 7, 1982, Mrs. Beulah Velma Clackler, 80, of Clanton died December 27.  She was born March 9, 1901 in Chilton County.  Survivors include one son, Carlton Clackler; two daughter-in-laws, Verdie Clackler and Myrtle Clackler; one brother, Joe Brown; three sisters, Evelyn DeVaughn, Bessie Mae Cleckler, Beatrice Jaczinski; one step-sister, Ms. Lee Ray; all of Clanton; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held December 28, 2:00 p.m. at Zion Ridge Church of God with interment in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Rev. Carl Johnson, Rev. Sulivan and Rev. Kenneth McDonald officiated.  Mercer Funeral Home directed.

Clackler, Earleen C.       May 07, 1917        March 15, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 18, 1998, Funeral services for Earleen C. Clackler, 80, of Clanton were March 17, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Miller officiating. Burial was in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Clackler was born May 7, 1917, in Alabama to the late Walter Leonard and Georgia Elizabeth Coggins. She was a homemaker.  She died March 15, 1998, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elois and Ben Henderson of Birmingham; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Joe Odom of Pascagoula, Miss.; a daughter, Donna Baker of Clanton; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Glenda Clackler of Montgomery; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Carol Clackler of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters: Bessie Williamson of Bessemer and Frances Jackson of Jemison; six brothers: George Coggins of Alabaster, James Coggins of Leeds, Bobby Coggins of Pelham, Harold Coggins of Graysville, Bernie Coggins of ALabaster and Leonard Coggins of Columbiana; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Clackler, Mr. James W., age 70, of Clanton, Ala. Rte. 4, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, December 30.  Funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 1, 1952 from Providence, beat 16 conducted by Rev. J. H. Alpin. Interment in the church cemetery. He is survived by 3 sons--Hopkins, Clydie and Reedie Clackler, All of Clanton; 3 daughters--Mrs Walter Collins, Mrs. L. W. Mims, both of Clanton; Mrs. Archie Short, Birmingham;  3 brothers--Joe, Elijah, and Henry Clackler, all of Clanton.  There are 15 grand children and 1 great grand child. Pallbearers were: F. M. Johnson, J. C., C. W., Edwin, H. R., and A. L. Clackler.  Flower girls--Mrs. Billie Ellison, Mrs. Archie Clackler, Mrs. Marvin Traywick, Mrs. William Taylor, Shirley Traywick, Annette Mims, Mrs. Joel Clackler, ??? Nell Mims.  Spigener Funeral Home in charge.

Union Banner dated January 10, 1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Clark, Edna Ophelia Hayes        January 28, 1915        April 11, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 13, 2001, Graveside services for Edna Ophelia Hayes Clark, 86, El Cajon, Calif., will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roland Davis officiating and Martin Funeral Home in Clanton directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton on Saturday, April 14, 2001, from noon until 1 p.m.  Clark was born in Alabama, the daughter of the late James Jackson Hayes and Carrie Lee Hayes.  She was a homemaker.  She died at her residence on April 11, 2001.  Survivors include four daughters, Dian Eaton, Valley Village, Calif., Carol Pitsenberger, Sevierville, Tenn., and Pamela C. Geiger and Sharon Clark, both of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Mary Goldsberry, Sylmar, Calif.; four grandchildren, Kimberly Guth, Burbank, Calif., Jennifer Davis, Portland, Texas, W. Austin Seay, Knoxville, Tenn., and Donovan Geiger, San Diego, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Guth and Kyra Guth, both of Burbank, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton L. Clark.

Clark, Permilyer        May 10, 1853        February 10, 1935       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-21-1935, Mrs. Permilyer Clark, age 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena Vinson near Coopers Feb. 10 after a long illness.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek.  Before her marriage she was Miss Permilyer Hilyer.  She married Mr. Jim Patterson of Coosa County.  He died 27 years ago.  She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Isaac J. Vinson of Coopers, 3 Sons, Tom Patterson, of Clanton, J.D. and Leonard Patterson of Phenix City, and 2 Bro., one Sister, Mrs. Ellen Hilyer Watts Eialnd of North Clanton, her 2 Brothers are S. H. Hilyer of Clanton and Bill Hilyer of Coosa Co.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 359, Patterson, Permelia  1852  1935.

Cleckler, Cecil Harley        January 15, 1922        March 26, 1996       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 29, 1996, Services for Cecil H. Cleckler, 74, of Verbena were Thursday, March 28, 1996 at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Simpler and the Rev. Keith Edwards officiating.  Burial was in the Chestnut Creek Cemetery in Verbena with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Cleckler was born on Sunday, January 15, 1922 in Alabama to the late Willie Cleckler and the late Susie Mims Cleckler.  He worked as a truck driver.  He died on Tuesday, March 26, 1996 at Vaughan Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  He is survived by four sons:  Alvin Cleckler, Clyde Cleckler, and Larry L. Cleckler, all of Prattville, and Wallace C. Cleckler of Verbena; two daughters:  Bobbie Jean Gothard of Jemison and Dorothy C. Higgins of Clanton; a step-daughter, Sallie P. Edwards of Verbena; four brothers:  Winfred Cleckler, James H. Cleckler, Johnnie V. Cleckler, and Gene Cleckler, all of Clanton; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 3 step-grandchildren.

Cleckler, Clifton        October 06, 1922        November 06, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 9, 1999, Funeral services for Clifton Cleckler, 77, Thorsby, were held on Nov. 8, 1999, at New Cedron Baptist Church, with Rev. Lyn Rowe and Rev. Randy Gothard.  Burial Followed at New Cedron Baptist Church Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cleckler was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Chilton County, the son of John and Mary Ann Cleckler.  He was a brick mason.  He died on Nov. 6, 1999, at his residence.  Survivors include six sons, Robert Daniel Johnson and Ralph Edwards, both of Clanton, John Wayne Cleckler and Douglas Cleckler, both of Thorsby, Jimmy Wayne Cleckler, Maplesville, and Randall Cleckler, Jemison; three daughters, Betty Sue Owens, Lillian Faye Edwards, and Alice Faye Smitherman, all of Clanton; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Cleckler, Dalton        August 25, 1914        June 01, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 3, 1999, Funeral services for Dalton Cleckler, 84, Clanton, will be held on Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Zion Ridge Church of God, with Rev. Robert Barnes and Rev. Gilbert McIntyre officiating.  Burial will follow a the Zion Ridge Church of God Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cleckler was born on Aug. 25, 1914, in Chilton County, the son of the late George and Ida Cleckler.  He was a textile worker.  He died on June 1, 1999, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Survivors include his wife, Gladys Cleckler, Clanton; two sons, Timothy Dale Cleckler and Sanford Oneal Cleckler, both of Clanton; one Daughter, Hazel Cleckley; four sisters, Alice Maners, Faye Jacks, Lollie Kelley and Emma Staggs, all of Clanton;  three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Cleckler.

Cleckler, Earl Z.        November 14, 1926        May 10, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, May 15, 2002, Funeral services for Earl Z. Cleckler, 75, were held on Monday, May 13, 2002 at Clanton Church of God with Rev. Billy Boatwright and Rev. Wendell Kelley officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery in Clanton.  Cleckler was born on Nov. 14, 1926 Chilton County, the son of the late Ellis and Sally Belle Cleckler.  He died  on Friday, May 10, 2002 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Survivors included his wife, Ruth W. Cleckler, Clanton; daughters Brenda Logan and Sandra (Irby) Heflin, both of Clanton; sons Tommy (Lynn) Cleckler, Dallas, and Joey (Rena) Cleckler, Clanton; sisters Odie Bell Smitherman, Clanton, Myrtice Edwards, Clanton and Velma Easterling, Clanton; brothers Hoyt Cleckler, Childersburg, Orville Cleckler, Mobile and Elmer Cleckler, Clanton; grandchildren Rhonda and Jeff Traywick, Brooke and Greg Lagarino, Summer Cleckler, Mark Gilley, Tiffany Mathews, Shannon Cleckler, David Heflin, Justin Cleckler and Tamara Cleckler; and great-grandchildren Tyler Durham, Lindsey Traywick, Jaiden Lagarino and Joshua Traywick.

Cleckler, Elvin        January 10, 1941        July 15, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 17, 2001, Funeral services for Elvin Cleckler, 60, Verbena, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 1 p.m. with Rev. W. L. Adams and Rev. Wendall Kelley officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Cleckler was born on Jan. 10, 1941, in Chilton County, the son of the late Arthur Cleckler and the late Lera Cleckler.  He was a welder.  He died at his residence on July 15, 2001.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Cleckler, Verbena; one son Evan (Lucretia) Cleckler, Deatsville; one daughter, Cathy (Billy) Pratt, Deatsville; two step-sons, Benny (Margaret) Payton, Maplesville, and Steven Payton, Verbena; two step-daughters, Penny Mims, Clanton, and Sherry (John) Ware, Panama City, Fla.; three brothers, Calvin (Becky) Cleckler, and Harold (Judy) Cleckler, both of Clanton, and Gernie (Louise) Cleckler, Jemison; one sister, Janice (Wayne) Hilyer, Verbena; one grandmother, Paralee Edwards, Clanton; three step-grandsons, Joey Mims, Clanotn, and B. J. and Derek Payton, Maplesville; three step-granddaughters, Amber and Amy ware, Panana City, Fla.; and Jessica Mims, Clanton; one granddaughter, Michelle Cleckler, Deatsville; and three grandsons, Erik and Mitchell Pratt, Deatsville, and Caleb Cleckler, Deatsville.

Cleckler, Mr. Erin Lewis, age 60, of Thorsby, died on March 9 at Chilton County hospital.  He was a native of Chilton County.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth W. Cleckler, Thorsby; one brother, Mr. Silas Cleckler, Thorsby. Services were held at 2 p.m. March 10 at Pates Chapel Baptist Church with interment held in the church cemetery.  The Rev. Alvin Porter and N. E. Cook were the officiating ministers. Martin Funeral Home directing.

Chilton News dated March 13, 1975, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Cleckler, Eugene Gilbert        1913        March 07, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 13, 1998, Funeral services for Eugene Gilbert Cleckler, 85, of Childersburg were March 10, 1998, at First Baptist Church in Childersburg with Rev. John Beck officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Curtis and Sons Funeral Home directing. Mr. Cleckler was a member of First Baptist Church in Childersburg. He died March 7, 1998, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton. He is survived by his wife, Gracie Cleckler of Childersburg; a son, Thomas E. Cleckler of Fredericksburg, Tex.; a daughter, Dorothy C. Kidd of Childersburg; a brother Ermon Cleckler of Jemison; two sisters, Leatrice Liveoak of Thorsby and Lucille Davenport of Sylacauga; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers wer Shane Cleckler, James Cleckler, Steve Kidd, Ross Railey, Tim McNay and Windell Kelley.

Cleckler, Harvey Lee  February 14, 1922        June 28, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, Funeral services for Harvey Lee Cleckler, 80, Clanton, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, June 30, 2002, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Donnie Messer officiating. Burial followed at Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cleckler was born on Feb. 14, 1922, in Chilton County, the son of the late Billy Cleckler and the late Mary Smitherman Cleckler.  He was a laborer.  He died on June 28, 2002, at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include two sons, David Lee Cleckler and Daniel Cleckler, both of Clanton; four grandsons, Brandon Cleckler, Clanton, Blake Cleckler, Taylor Cleckler, Zachary Cleckler, all of Prattville; one sister, Nora Friday, Clanton.

Cleckler, Harvey Lee  June 24, 1935        November 26, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Services for Harvey Cleckler, 68, of Jemison, were held Nov. 29 with burial at Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Reverend Kelvin Smitherman officiated. Mr. Cleckler, a mechanic, died at Brookwood Medical Center Nov. 26. Survivors include his wife, Olla Faye Cleckler of Jemison; daughters, Janet Wyatt of Jemison, Carla Parker of Jemison and Brenda Sherrill of Calera and grandchildren, Robin Horton, Kim Booth, Jessica Minor, Jered Parker and great-grandchild, Tyler Booth.

Cleckler, Helen Gray       1940        December 04, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 7, 2004, Helen Gray Cleckler Services for Helen Gray Cleckler, 64, of Clanton are today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Buddy Gray speaking. Burial will follow in the Bethany Cemetery, Verbena. Cleckler died Saturday, December 4 in Alabaster. Survivors include her daughter, Angela Rose Hester of Verbena; three sons, Buddy Gray of Verbena, Terry Cleckler of Clanton and Joseph Cleckler of Maplesville; three sisters, Sattie Brown of Verbena; Ruth Fulmer of Montgomery and Doris Moncrief of Montgomery; and five grandchildren.

Cleckler, Hollis        October 14, 1934        August 13, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, August 15, 2004, Hollis Cleckler Services for Hollis Cleckler, 69, of Clanton will be held today, August 15 at Martin Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with Reverend Robert Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Bell Lane. Survivors include his mother, Lennie Wyatt of Clanton; step-father, John Wyatt of Clanton; step-sisters, Martha Nell Whitehead of Atlanta and Judy Williamson of Orrville, Ala. and several nieces and nephews.

Cleckler, Jadie        August 07, 1904        February 02, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 4, 2003, Funeral services for Jadie Cleckler, 98 of Verbena, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Lonnie Plunkett officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Springs Baptist Cemetery in Clanton. Born on Aug. 7, 1904 to John H. Cleckler and Dora Bell Cleckler, he died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Cleckler of Verbena; son James Junior Cleckler of Montgomery; daughters Lula Bell Kelley of Clanton and Lyrmle Driver of Prattville; sister Loyce Ballard of Millbrook; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Cleckler, James Osmond        May 07, 1920        August 08, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 10, 2000, Funeral services for James Osmond Cleckler, 80, Jemison, will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Gothard and Rev. Alvin Porter officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home officiating.  Cleckler was born on March 7, 1920, in Chilton County, the son of the late Posey and Cleckler. He was in the construction industry.  He died on Aug. 8, 2000, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Maxine D. Cleckler, Jemison; one daughter, Denise C. Hilyer, Jemison; four sisters, Jessie Henley, Mobile, and Pearline Robinson, Datha Littlefield, and Willodean Rutherford, Jemison; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Cleckler, Jewell Kathleen Deason       April 28, 1917        January 05, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, January 8, 2003, Funeral services for Jewell Kathleen Deason Cleckler, 85, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating.  Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cleckler was born on April 28, 1917, in Coosa County, the daughter of the late James B. Deason and Polly Ann Deason, She was a homemaker.  She died on Jan. 5, 2003, at Vaughn Regional Medical Center/ Parkwasy in Selma.  Survivors include one sister, Eula E. Cleckler, Clanton; one brother, James C. Deason, Gordo; several nieces and one nephew; one special friend, Emma Smith, Selma.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Oklee Cleckler.

Cleckler, John Perry, Rev.        November 16, 1933        August 06, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 12, 1998, Funeral services for Rev. John Perry Cleckler, 64 of Verbena were Aug. 8, 1998, at New Harmony Holiness Church with Rev. Darryl Hamby, Rev. Terry Smith and Rev. Robert Barnes officiating. Burial was in New Harmony Holiness Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Rev. Cleckler was born Nov. 16, 1933, in Chilton County to Jadie Cleckler and the late Mattie Mims Cleckler.  He died Aug. 6, 1998, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean Cleckler of Verbena; a daughter Dianne Patterson of Verbena; four sons; Ray, Roger, Perry Gene and Mark Cleckler, all of Verbena; two sisters:  LaMerle Driver of Billinglsey and Lulabelle Kelley of Clanton; a brother, Junior Cleckler of Millbrook; 10 grandchildren and two  great-grandchildren.

Cleckler, Johnny V.     1930        July 24, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet,, Johnie V. Cleckler Services for Johnie V. Cleckler, 74, of Eutaw, are today, July 27, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. Mr. Cleckler died July 24 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Cleckler of Aliceville; his daughter, Shirley Faye Pigg of Eutaw; three sons, Johnie Wayne Cleckler of Eu-taw, Donald Ray Cleckler of Marbury, and Roger Dale Cleckler of Plantersville; two brothers, James Cleckler and Gene Cleckler, both of Clanton; nine grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

Cleckler, Mary Faye        March 25, 1923        December 01, 2001       

 "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 4, 2001, Funeral services for Mary Faye Cleckler, 78, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Billy Wyatt and Rev. Wendell Kelley officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cleckler was born on March 25, 1923, in Clanton, the daughter of the late Enoch Adams and the late Lura Belle Adams.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Dec. 1, 2001, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy C. Higgins, Clanton; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Gothard, Jemison; four sons, C. Alvin Cleckler, Larry L. Cleckler, and Clyde Cleckler, all of Prattville, and Wallace C. Cleckler, Verbena; one brother, Carl Robinson, Clanton; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Cleckler, Mattie Ann 1941        December 09, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 11, 2004, Mattie Ann Cleckler Services for Mattie Ann Cleckler, 63, of Jemison, will be held at Union Grove Baptist Church, Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Johnny Bowman and Rev. Randy Gothard officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Community Cemetery. Cleckler died Thursday, December 9 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Barnett of Jemison; son, Mark Cleckler of Clanton; three daughters, Debbie Stacener of Jemison, Cindy Eiland of Verbena and Sherry Keeton; three sisters, Jerry Culp of Jemison, Margie Gray of Jemison and Sue Hilyer of Jemison; friend, Brady Barnett of Jemison; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Cleckler, Ollie Mae May 04, 1921        September 11, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, Services for Ollie Mae Cleckler, 83, of Clanton were held at Zion Ridge Church of God, Sunday September 12 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Barnes and Rev. Tony Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Mrs. Cleckler died Saturday, September 11. Survivors include three sons, Duell E. Cleckler, Donald R. Cleckler and Harold R. Cleckler, all of Clanton; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Cleckler, Sanford O'Neal        March 13, 1932        March 21, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, March 25, 2003, Funeral services for Sanford Oneal Cleckler, 60 of Clanton, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Zion Ridge Chapel of God with Rev. Tony Thomas and Rev. Kenneth Northcutt officiating. Burial followed at Zion Ridge Chapel of God Cemetery. Born on March 13, 1943 to Dalton Cleckler and Gladys Cleckler, he died March 21, 2003 at 4996 County Road 49 in Clanton. Survivors include his mother Gladys Cleckler of Clanton; brother Timothy D. (Shelia) Cleckler of Clanton; sister Hazel E. (Cecil) Cleckler of Clanton; nephews Rex Cleckler of Clanton and Chris Cleckler of Clanton; niece Crystal Russell of Clanton.

Cleckler, Shirley        January 31, 1939        August 30, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, September 3, 2002, Funeral services for Shirley Jean Cleckler, 63, of Verbena, were held Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 at Oak Grove Church of God with Rev. Kenneth Northcutt and Rev. Robert Barnes officiating.  Burial services followed at New Harmony Holiness Cemetery in Clanton.  Born on Jan. 31, 1939 to Obie Fisher and Rebecca Webb Fisher of Autauga County, she died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002 at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include sons, Ray (Joy) Cleckler of Verbena, Roger (Sandra) Cleckler of Verbena, Perry Gene (Avis) Cleckler of Verbena; daughter Dianne (Don) Patterson of Verbena; sisters Liz Thames of Montgomery and Vivian Thomas of LaPine, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Cleckler, William, age 77, died at his home, Clanton, Rte. 1 Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Services were held at Mt. Springs Tuesday afternoon at 3: o'clock, conducted by Rev. Robert Cost; Spigener directing. Seven sons survive--T. G. Cleckler, G. C., Rube, Fonza, Harvey, Lonnie, all of Clanton Routes, and Archie of Birmingham; two daughters--Mrs. Nora Lee Friday of Tallassee and Mrs. Myrtle Cox of Montgomery; one brother, Charlie Cleckler of Clanton.  There are 23 grand children and nine great grand children.

Union Banner dated 8-7-1952, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Cleckler, Willie Winfred        June 02, 1916        July 27, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 29, 1999, Graveside services for Willie Winfred Cleckler, 83, of Clanton, will be held on Thursday, July 29, 1999, at 11 a.m. at  Mt. Pisgah Methodist Cemetery, with Rev. Robert Barnes officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cleckler was born on June 2, 1916, the son of the late Willie and Susie Elizabeth Cleckler.  HE was a farmer.  He died on July 27, 1999, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Agnes Scarbrough Cleckler, Clanton; three sons, Winfred Oneal Cleckler, Wilton Edwin Cleckler, and Jerry Ray Cleckler, all of Clanton; one daughter, Julia Ann Mims, Clanton; three brothers, James Herbert Cleckler, Johnny V. Cleckler, and Ivy Gene Cleckler, all of Clanton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Cleckler, Velma R.     January 19, 1921        June 12, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 14, 2001, Funeral services for Velma R. Cleckler, 80, Childersburg, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 15, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Lonnie Plunkett and Rev. Kenneth Northcutt officiating.  Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14, 2001, from 5-8 p.m.  Cleckler was born on Jan. 19, 1921, in Chilton County, the daughter of Paralee Cleckler and the late William M. Edwards.  She was a homemaker.  She died on June 12, 2001, at Talladega Health Care.  Survivors include her husband, J. Hoyt Cleckler, Childersburg; her mother, Paralee Edwards, Clanton; two sons, Elton (Nancy) Cleckler, Childersburg, and Johnny Ray (Vi) Cleckler, Montgomery; three sisters, Drucilla Schuffert, Prattville, Eula Parrish and Bernice Easterling, both of Clanton; one brother, Darvin Edwards, Clanton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Cleckley, Alvin Monroe        September 13, 1932        February 06, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, February 8, 2002, Funeral services for Alvin Monroe Cleckley, 69, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, from 5-8 p.m.  Cleckley was born on Sept. 13, 1932, in Chilton County, the son of the late William Cleckley and the late Mattie Belle Jacks Cleckley.  He was an aircraft mechanic and was in the U.S. Air Force from Jan. 20, 1952 to Jan. 19, 1956.  He died on Feb. 6, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Birmingham.  Survivors include his wife, Wilma Cleckley, Clanton; two step-daughters, Rhonda (Ricky) Dotson and Patricia Mims, both of Clanton; four grandsons, Robert Easterling, Trevor Mims, Ryan Easterling, and ???, all of Clanton; one granddaughter, Renee (Scott) Underwood, Clanton; three great-grandchildren, Scottie Underwood, Sophia Underwood, Shelbie Underwood; one brother James Cleckley, Chipley, Fla.; three sisters, Dera Cleckley, Clanton, Birdie Gore, Verbena, Earlene Gore, Pinson.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Robinson Cleckley; his father, William Cleckley; one mother, Mattie Cleckley; and two brothers, Simeon and David Cleckley.

Cleckley, Lee        January 01, 1918        August 05, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 8, 2000, Funeral services for Lee Cleckley, 82 and a resident of Verbena, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Wendell Kelly and Rev. Robert Barnes officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Cemetery in Clanton.  Born on Jan. 1, 1918, he was the son of the late Pete Cleckley and the late Nancy Cleckley.  A farmer by trade, he died on Aug. 5, 2000 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. He is survived by his wife, Pearl "Pat" Cleckley of Verbena; five daughters, Mary Frances Pinson of Clanton, Lee Audis Medley and Betty Joyce Tucker, both of Ocean Springs, Miss. Patsy Carroll of Clanton and Louise Burnette of Verbena; three sisters, Minnie Friday of Billingsley, Myrtle Cleckley of Clanton and Annie Horton of Sylacauga; three brothers, Jim Cleckley of Clanton, Robert Cleckley of Billingsley and  William Cleckley of Clanton; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his two sons, Greg Cleckley and Alfred Cleckley.

Cleckley, Oscar        August 11, 1915        February 06, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Feb, 8, 2000, Funeral services for Oscar Cleckley, 84, Clanton, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lonnie Plunkett officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cleckley was born on Aug. 11, 1915, in Alabama, the son of the late Andrew and Susie Cleckley.  He was a mechanic.  He died on Feb. 6, 2000, at Estes Nursing Facility South in Birmingham.  Survivors include three sons, J.T. Cleckley, Jemison, Neal Cleckley, LaGrange, Ga., and Glenn Cleckley, Clanton; four sisters Willodean Jones, Marie Headley, Leona Adams, and Cora Driver, all of Clanton; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cleckley, Pearl Estelle       September 30, 1919        February 11, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 6A, February 13, 2002, Funeral services for Pearl Estelle Cleckley, 82, Verbena, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wendell Kelly and Rev. Robert Barnes officiating.  Cleckley was born in Alabama on Sept 30, 1919, the daughter of the late James Brown and the late Jessie brown.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Feb. 11, 2002, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include five daughters, Louise Burnette, Verbena, Mary Frances Pinson and Patsy Carroll, both of Clanton, Lee Audis Medley and Betty Joyce Tucker, both of Ocean Springs, Miss.; three brothers, Alfred Brown, Loxley, Ernest Brown and John Brown, both of Mobile; two sisters, Betty Joe Davis, Mobile, and Martha Cleckley, Clanton; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Cleckley, and one son, Alfred "Bo" Cleckley.

Cobb, Berney Lee        September 10, 1887        February 11, 1944        Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 2-17-1944, Mr. Berney Lee Cobb, age 56, died suddenly in Clanton, Fri. Burial was at Center Hill Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Mattie Cobb, 4 Daughters, Mrs. Howard Maddox, Mrs. Lewis Gillispie, Miss Jewell Cobb, 3 Sons, Leo, Lloyd, and Ted Cobb.  He was born 9-10-1887, Son of Late Thomas Jefferson and Pare Lee Martin Cobb.  He married Miss Mattie Phoeba McGraw 10-13-1907.  He served as Deputy Sheriff under sheriff H. A. Harris, substitute Mail Carrier 34 years, Justice of the Peace 12 years, was working for American Life Insurance Co. at the time of his death.

Cofer, Johnie Theadore        March 11, 1919        July 26, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 29, 1998, Graveside services for Johnnie Theadore Cofer, 79, of Jemison were July 28, 1998, at Union Grove Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Thomas E. Hilyer officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Cofer was born March 11, 1919, in Alabama to the late Bob and Nancy Eunice Cofer.  He worked as a crane operator. He died July 26, 1998, at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home in Alabaster.  He is survived by his wife, Lena Cofer of Jemison; a brother, Bill Cofer of Jemison; three sisters: Bonnie Willis of Jemison, Florence Chastain of Birmingham and Lula Hilyer of Jemison; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Cofer, Lihugh Jefferson 'L.J.'        February 28, 1933        December 14, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 16, 2001, Funeral services for Hihugh Jefferson 'L.J.' Cofer, 68, Jemison, will be held at First Baptist Church of Jemison on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Chuck Bass and Rev. Terry Hill officiating.  Burial will follow at Midway Memorial, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Cofer was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Chilton County, the son of Clyde Cebron Cofer and Ethel Jones Cofer.  He was a road master.  He died on Dec. 14, 2001, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  Survivors include his wife, Bette T. Cofer, Jemison; three daughters, DeAnna Clements, Jemison, Doreen Fell, Birmingham, Darlene Tums, Destin, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Marie Glass Sammons, Jemison; and seven grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Lifeline Children Services, 2908 Pump House Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.

Cofer, William F. 'Bill' July 31, 1910        February 09, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 11, 2000, Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" F. Cofer, 89, Clanton, will be held at 1 a.m. today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Evie Megginson and Lee Bryant officiating Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Cofer was born on July 31, 1910, in Chilton County, to the late Bob and Nancy Rogers Cofer.  He died at  Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham on Feb. 9. He is survived by three daughters, Annie Sue Adams and Doris Mims, both of Clanton, and Rosa Armstrong of Fultondale; three sisters, Ronnie Willis and Lula Hilyer, both of Jemison, and Florence Chastain of Birmingham; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cole, William Armour 'Bill'        May 25, 1956        November 21, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Nov 25, 2003, William Armour Cole Services for "Bill" Cole, 47, of Clanton, were held Nov. 24 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Cole, a cabinetmaker with Lacko Woodworks, died at Shelby Medical, Nov. 21.Survivors include his wife, Sheila Cole of Clanton; daughter, Keri Calloway of Maplesville; father, A.W. Cole of Clanton; sisters, Diane Benton, Darlene Cunningham and Denise Hubbert, all of Clanton and Carmel Toliver of North Carolina and a brother, Bob Cole of Clanton.

Colee, Ricky Lane        April 03, 1954        June 19, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 21, 2000, Funeral services for Ricky Lane Colee, 46, Billingsley, will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. Lamar Lyon officiating.  Burial will follow at Antioch Methodist Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Colee was born on April 3, 1954, in Jefferson County, the son of the late Grover and Hilma Colee.  He was a manufacturing supervisor.  He died on June 19, 2000 at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Cindy Colee, Billingsley; two daughters, Katrina Thrasher, Billingsley, and Lori Blankenship, Jasper; one son, Jason Colee, Mobile; one sister, Avis Huey, Lawley; two brothers, Dale Colee, Prattville, and Terrell Colee, Billingsley; and three grandchildren.

Collins, James Carlton        August 13, 1912        July 06, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 24, 1998, Funeral services for James Carlton Collins, 85, of Thorsby were July 8, 1998, at Thorsby First Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Porter and Rev. Harry Gulledge officiating. Burial was in Thorsby Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Collins was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Alabama to the late Richard Calvin and Dora Dean Collins.  He worked as a farmer.  He died July 6, 1998, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.  He is survived by his wife, Minnie Merle Smith Collins; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Zane Martin of Thorsby; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Greg Woodfin of Hoover; a son and daughter-in-law, James William and Marilyn Collins of Thorsby; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Collins, James Dudley        March 15, 1877        April 07, 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 4-09-1936, J. Dudley Collins, age 59, died last Tuesday at his home near Clanton on the Lay Dam Road.  He was born in the Collins Chapel Community March 15, 1877.  He married Miss Mattie Green 12-3-1896 and to them was born 2 Sons and 1 Daughter.  He served as Tax Collector and also served as Sheriff of this County.  He was first a Member of Collins Chapel Baptist Church and when Friendship was established he transferred his membership to Friendship.  His Son, J. D. Collins, Jr. and His Daughter, Mrs. Linnie Gilispie survive, one son died in 1912.  He is also survived by 2 Brothers and 3 Sisters.  Burial was at Collins Chapel Cemetery following funeral services at Friendship Baptist Church.

Collins, James Lee, age 64, died suddenly at Thorsby Monday morning about 10:15 o'clock.  Services were held at Thorsby Congregational church at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Carolyn Welch: burial in Elmwood cemetery, Birmingham, Spigener directing.  Members of American Legion Post 206 served as pallbearers, and had charge of the grave. Surviving is the wife, Mrs. Glennie Pearl Collins; one son, W. P. Collins of  Birmingham; one daughter, Mrs. W. M. Mays of Birmingham, one grand child; three brothers--Monroe Collins of Childersburg, Rufus G. Collins of Silura, and W. A. Collins, Sr. of Thorsby.

Union Banner dated Sept. 11, 1952, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Collins, Walter L., 81, of Route 4, died at local hospital Thursday, December 2.  Services sere held at Cedar Grove Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, Pallbearers were Percock?, Amos Smithm Edmund Gilbert, Elsie Blankenship, Charles and Curtis Collins.  Martin in charge of arrangements. Surviving are two sons--Lewis Collins of Bessemer, and Kermit of Clanton; three daughters--Mrs. Era Patterson of Clanton, Mrs. Verma Gore of Pontiac, Michigan, and Mrs. Evelyn Ward of Waterloo, Illinois; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Native of Chilton County, he was a son of John Collins and Charlotte Baker Collins.  His wife was the late Fannie Childress Collins.

Union Banner dated 12-9-1965, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Conway, Anna Faye        November 22, 1932        January 17, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 20, 2000, Funeral services for Anna Faye Conway, 67, Jemison, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Rocky Mountain Methodist Church Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Conway was born on Nov. 22, 1932, the daughter of the late Alton Curtis and Minnie Annie Glass. She was a homemaker.  She died on Jan. 17, 2000, at her residence.  Survivors include her husband, David Kenneth Conway, Jemison; one son, Michal Conway, Alabaster; two daughters, Diann Frucci, Montgomery, and Susan Holcombe, Clanton; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Conway, Joseph Henry 'Abe'        1924        July 02, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, July 15, 2004, Joseph Henry Conway Services for Joseph Henry "Abe" Conway, 80, a native of Jemison, were held Tuesday, July 6. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Conway died July 2. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Boone Conway; two sons; a daughter; 12 grandchildren; a great- grandchild; and his brothers and sisters, James, Kent and Jerry Conway and Frances and Avoline as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Massie Conway.

Cooley, Howard Windall        1901        1939       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 3-02-1939, Howard Windall Cooley, age 38, died at the home of A. D. Maddox Monday.  Burial was at the Clanton Cemetery.  He is survived by his Step-Mother, Mrs. J. T. Cooley, 4 Sisters.  He will be remembered as the little cripple boy around Clanton who rode the streets in a little wagon pulled by a goat.  His Father, Former Sheriff, Jim Cooley, died about 20 years ago.

Corley, William Bryon        July 10, 1860        1937       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 181, Corley, W. B., Sr.  1860 1937.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 4-07-1938, William B. Corley, once Prominent News Paper Man of Clanton, died at the age of 76, Tuesday at his Home in West End Clanton.  Burial was in Clanton City Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, 3 Sons, 1 Daughter, Mrs. Walter Kelly Gillispie of Clanton.  He was a Native of Georgia, came to Chilton County 35 years ago.  He was Editor of the Clanton Press, a Democratic Paper.

Courtney, Thomas B. 'Tom'        July 22, 1911        September 14, 1997       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 17, 1997, Funeral services for Tom B. Courtney, 86, of Verbena were Sept 16, 1997, at Martin Chapel with the Rev. Tom Hilyer officiating.  Burial was in Chestnut Creek Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Courtney was born July 22, 1911, to the late L. L. and Susie J. Courney.  He worked as a farmer.  He died Sept 14, 1997, at his home in Verbena.  He is survived by his wife, Irene Courtney of Verbena; a son, Ralph L. Courtney of Verbena; a daughter, Ruth C. Grahan of Clanton; a step-son, Kenneth Boswell of Verbena; three sisters, Eldarada Hooper of Prattville, Lula Mc Cool of Birmingham and Margie Caffey of Birmingham; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 373, Courtney, Tom B.  1911-7-22.

Cox, Mary Kathleen   February 13, 1918        October 20, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," October 23, 1998, page 2, Funeral services for Mary Kathleen Cox, 80, of Clanton were Oct. 21, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hershel Blalock and Rev. Donny Messer officiating.  Burial was in Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Cox was born Feb. 13, 1918, in Alabama to the late Stephen Lance and Gatsy Louisa??? Blalock.  She was a homemaker.  She died Oct. 20, 1998 at Merrywood Lodge Nursing Home in Elmore.  She is survived by her husband, Raymond Cox of Clanton; a son, Kenneth Cox of Clanton; a daughter, Carolyn Pritchett of Birmingham; two sisters:  Lillian Smith and Louise Price, both of Clanton; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cox, Mrs. Sarah, age 79, died at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. O. N. Williams, in Clanton Monday morning at 1:20 o'clock.  Services were held at New Cedron Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Revs. Fred Lowery and R. E. Wilkins; Spigener directing.  Pallbearers were; Charles and V. J. Parker, Clyde Henley, Roy Owen, Cecil and Earl Cox.  Flower girls--Elizabeth Cox, Dot Barrett, Helen and Willie Jean Johnson, Alma Grace Baker, Barbara Ann Pickett, Mildred Neeley, Billie Ruth Pickett and Betty Judy. Four sons survive--J. L. and J. J. Cox of Billingsley, Rev. W. S. Cox and O. O. Cox of Clanton, Rte. 3; six daughters--Mrs. F. C. Henley of Montgomery, Mrs. O. N. Williams of Clanton, Mrs. G. M. Owens of Billingsley, Mrs. A. G. Baker, Mrs. R. E. Johnson and Mrs. Hardy Barrett all of Clanton;  two

brothers--J. H. and Tom Traywick, both of Clanton routes. 43 grand children and 24 great grand children.

Union Banned dated Aug. 28, 1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Crawford, Alan James        July 10, 1955        March 26, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 28, 2001, Funeral services for Alan James Crawford, 45, Verbena, will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at 12:30 p.m., at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with REv. Derek Deavers and Bert Bean officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church in Verbena, with Martin funeral Home officiating.  Crawford was born on July 10, 1955 in Jefferson County, the son of Thomas E. and Gloria Ann Crawford.  He was a laborer.  He died on March 26, 2001, at his residence. Survivors include one daughter, Ashley Boushard, Verbena; one son, Eric Crawford, Verbena; his father, Thomas E. Crawford, Verbena; his mother, Gloria Ann Crawford, Verbena; one sister, Carolyn Smith, Hueytown; three brothers, Randall Crawford, Hueytown, David Crawford, Vestavia, and Tommy Crawford, Bessemer; one grandmother, Lex Ann Lee, Verbena; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Crawford, Arthur L.     1879        1943       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-05-1943, Arthur L. Crawford, age 64, died Friday.  Burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Beulah Fannie Crawford.  He was born in Tenn.  and was reared in an Orphan's Home.  He had lived here 20 years and operated a pressing shop.

Crew, Grace H.        November 28, 1923        January 25, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, January 26, 2005, Grace H. Crew, 81, of Clanton, died Tuesday, January 25 at Chilton Medical Center. She was born November 28, 1923 in Chilton County, daughter of the late Larce Headley and the late Alma Foshee Headley. Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Crew of Atlanta; son, Bobby Crew of Alex City; and brother, Tommy Wyatt. Services will be held graveside at Martin Memorial Cemetery, today at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jay Hurd officiating.

Crow, Theodric        1876        September 1928       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 9-27-1928, Mr. Thea Crowe, age 58, died suddenly last Wed. afternoon at home of his Son, W. B. Crowe of Clanton.  Burial was at Mt. Olive near Lawley, Ala.

Crowe, James Lindon        July 25, 1931        September 11, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2 A, Sept 15, 2002, Graveside services for James Lindon Crowe, 71, Lawley, were held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Perry County, with Rev. Victor Foster and Rev. Wade Greene officiating, and Rockco's Funeral Home in Centreville directing.Pallbearers included Tootle Freeman, Lynn Greene, David Greene, Clint Carlee, Matt Riff, and Gary Dale Crowe. Crowe attended Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He died on Sept. 11, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Crowe, Lawley; two sons, Mike Crowe and Greg Crowe, both of Lawley; one daughter-in-law, Gail Lawley.

Crowe, Josephine Heflin        November 29, 1913        October 03, 1997       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 8, 1997, Funeral services for Josephine Heflin Crowe, 83, of Clanton were Oct. 4, 1997, at Martin Chapel with Rev. John D. Trobaugh, Rev. Rurel Ausley and Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating.  Burial was in Martin Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Crowe was Nov. 29, 1913, at the late Robert W. and Dora Adeline Heflin.  She was a homemaker.  She died Oct.3, 1997, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  She is survived by her son, Charles W. Crowe of Clanton, her daughter-in-law, Janice Crowe of Clanton; two grandsons:  Joe and Michael Crowe, both of Clanton; and a sister, Naomi Heflin of Clanton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wordner Bryant Crowe.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 213, Crowe, Josephine H.  1913-11-29.

Crowe, Winston Calvin        February 06, 1925        March 22, 1925       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-26-1925, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Crowe little 6 week old Baby died Sunday.  They live on the Wilson Place north of Clanton.  Burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery of Perry County.(2) Cemeteries of Bibb County, Alabama 1817-1974, page 431, Winston Calvin Crowe, Feb. 6, 1925-Mar. 22, 1925.

Crowson, Milton William        June 26, 1918        March 19, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 21, 2000, Graveside services for Milton William Crowson, 81, Jemison, will be held at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at 11 A.M., with Rev. Braxton Baker officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Crowson was born on July 26, 1918, in Chilton County, the son of the late Thomas J.[?] and Celie Crowson.  He was a mail carrier.  He died on March 19, 2000, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  Survivors include one son, Roger Dale Crowson, one daughter, Donna Carden, Alabaster; one sister, Iowa Wells, Atmore; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Crowson, Willodean Margaret        June 13, 1918        June 05, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," June 10, 1998, page 2, Graveside services for Willodean Margaret Crowson, 79, of Jemison were June 7, 1998 at Midway Cemetery with Rev. Braxton Baker officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Crowson was born June 13, 1918, in Alabama to the late Euel and Margaret Adelia Dawson.  She was a homemaker.  She died June 5, 1998 at her residence in Jemison.  She is survived by her husband, Milton W. Crowson of Jemison; a son, Roger Dale Crowson of Clanton; a daughter, Donna Jo Carden of Alabaster; two sisters:  Lucille Blow of Jemison and Essie Mae Crowson of Hoover; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Crumpton, Christopher Columbus        July 26, 1853        October 27, 1937       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-04-1937, Christopher Columbus Crumpton, age 84, died at the home of his Granddaughter Mrs. Ruby Cobb, Oct. 27.  He suffered a Stroke that day while picking up Potatoes.  Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Sarah Crumpton, whom he married in 1875, 1 Son, dr. James P. Crumpton of Clanton, 2 Daughters, and 2 Sisters.  Before marriage his Wife was Miss Sarah F. Smitherman.

Crumpton, Felton        November 17, 1933        March 15, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, March 19, 2002, Graveside services for Felton Crumpton, 68, Verbena, were held at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Derek Deavers officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Crumpton was born on Nov. 17, 1933, in Chilton County, The son of the late Olin Crumpton and the late Maggie Ellen Crumpton.  He was a correctional officer.  He died on March 15, 2002, at Chilton Medical County.  Survivors include one daughter, Lori Smitherman, Verbena; on son-in-law, Phillip Smitherman, Verbena; two grandsons, P. J. Smitherman, Verbena, Morgan Smitherman, Shelby; two granddaughters, Amanda Smitherman and Dana Smitherman, both of Verbena; three brothers, Leo Crumpton, Verbena, Marvin Crumpton and J. O. Crumpton, both of Thorsby.

Crumpton, Leo        September 13, 1932        January 18, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, January 19, 2003, Funeral services for Leo Crumpton, age 70, of Thorsby, will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roland Davis officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Springs Baptist Church in Randolph.  Born on Sept. 13, 1932 to Olean Crumpton and Maggie Crumpton of Chilton County, he died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster.  Survivors include brothers Marvin Crumpton and J. O. Crumpton, both of Thorsby.

Culp, Charlotte E.     March 23, 1855        May 15, 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-21-1936, Mrs. Charlotte Culp, age 81, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. B. Yeargan Clanton Route 2, last Friday night.  Burial was at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  She is survived by 2 Sons, Joe Culp and J. O. Culp, 1 Daughter, Mrs. I. B. Yeargan, one Sister Mrs. J. L. Holley, 2 Brothers, Bud Baker, and J. M. Baker.

Culp, Clinton Stephen        August 12, 1957        May 26, 2003       

 http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/al/al-chilton7.htm, Clinton Stephen Culp:  Funeral services for Clinton Stephen Culp, 45 of Birmingham, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow in New Salem Baptist Church in Clanton. Born on August 12, 1957 to Preston Culp and Eunice Gertrude Culp, he died May 26, 2003 at his residence in Birmingham. Survivors include his sisters Saundra Lee Smith of Sylacauga, Jo Ellen Butts of Montgomery and Alice Noble of Clarksville, Tenn.; brother Robert Earl Culp of Thorsby.

Culp, Delos Poe, Dr.   July 26, 1911        October 20, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 24, 2000, Funeral services for Dr. D.P. Culp, 89 and a resident of Johnson City, were held on Monday, Oct. 23, 2000 at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Henderlight, Rev. David Lovelace and Rev. Jerry Everley officiating. Dr. Culp's body will be in Chilton County on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, where the family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. in Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, with funeral services following in the church sanctuary with Rev. Jim Popwell officiating.  Dr. Culp was a native of Chilton County and had been a resident of Johnson City for the last 33 years.  The son of the late Joseph Daniel and Lela Popwell Culp, he served as superintendent of Schools in Chilton County from 1940-1946.  He was also President-Emeritus of East Tennessee State University, where he served as president from 1968-77.  Dr. Culp graduated from Isabella High School in 1931 as valedictorian of his class.  He attended Jacksonville State University for two years, earning bachelor's and master's degree in science at Auburn University and his Doctor of Education Degree at Columbia University in 1949.  He began his career in education as principal of a one-teacher school, moving up rapidly to principalship of a large city high school in Greenville, from which position he was elected Superintendent of Schools in Chilton County.  He then became a member of the Professional Staff, Alabama State Department of Education, from 1946-1951, with leave for one year in which he earned his Doctorate at Columbia University.  Dr. Culp was a member of the United Methodist Church, Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City and Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Chilton County; a Sunday School teacher; steward; choir member; local and district Lay Leader; and Lay Leader of the South Alabama-West Florida Conference.  He served on the Board of the Methodist Children's Home in Selma and was the author of numerous articles in religious publications and spoke in many churches.(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 24, 2000, continued: Dr. Culp is survived by his wife, Martha Street Culp; One daughter, Dr. Jean C. Flanigan of Johnson City; two sons, James D. Culp of Johnson City and Dr. John S. Culp of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Allee Culp Henley of Sylacauga; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Culp, Donald        July 25, 1937        August 24, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 29, 2001, Funeral services for Donald Culp, 64, Jemison, were held at Jemison First Baptist Church, on Monday, Aug 27, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Robert Lovelady and Rev. Chuck Bass officiating.  Burial followed at the Mt. Nebo Methodist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Culp was born on July 25, 1937, in Chilton County, the son of the late Clifford Culp and the late Willie Mae Culp.  He died at Southland Nursing Home in Marion.  Survivors include two brothers, Paul Culp, Clanton; and Robert Culp, Chesapeake, Va.; and two sisters, Frances Brown, Prattville, and Beatrice Ingram, Mobile.

Culp, John Lawson        1861        February 08, 1933       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-16-1933, John L. Culp, died Feb. 8, age 72, at his home in South Clanton. Burial Pleasant Grove.  He is survived by his Wife, 1 Son, and 1 Daughter.

Culp, Quincy Osmond        November 04, 1901        February 25, 1950       

"The Chilton County News," March 3, 1950, Mr. Quincy Osmond Culp, age 48, died at a local hospital in Clanton at 10:45 p.m. February 25th.  Funeral services were held at Mt. Nebo on February 27th, with intermant in adjoining cemetery.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Culp; two brothers, Delos Culp of Montgomery and J. O. Culp of Sycamore; four sisters-Mrs. V. C. McKee, Mrs. H. L. Mims, Mrs. Arthur C. Henley and Mrs. H. O. Headley of Clanton. Pallbearers were: James Earl Hosey, T. J. Headley, Clyde Headley, Comer Durbin, Wilson Atkinson and Loyce Stroud.  Flower girls were: Olivia Wilson, Ethel Headley, Joyce Davis, Joann Davis, Fannie Lee Mims, Rose Ann Williams and Mavorene Tucker.  J. Mell Martin and Son in charge.

Culp, Robert Sam      March 31, 1897        December 24, 1969       

"The Chilton County News," page 8, January 1, 1970, Culp, Robert Sam, age 72, of Clanton, died December 24th at Chilton County Hospital.  A native of this county, he was born March 31, 1897, the son of Enoch Culp and Fannie Williams Culp.  Services were conducted at 2 p.m. on December 26th at Highland Baptist Church with Paul Johnson and Robert Carden officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery.  Survivors include the wife, Mae Poole Culp, Clanton; one daughter Elizabeth Lockhart, Cleveland, Tenn.; two sons, Harold Culp, Clanton, and Edwin Culp, Cleveland, Tenn. Four Half-sisters survive: Jessie Scott, and Mary Willie Traywick, Clanton; Dorothy Terry, Gadsden; and Ola Culp, Tuscaloosa.  One half-brother, Clifford Culp, Jemison survives.  12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Culp, Ruth Pauline        July 01, 1927        November 07, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 9, 2000, Funeral services for Ruth Pauline Culp, 73, Verbena will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Derek Deavers officiating.  Burial will follow at Highland Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Culp was born on July 1, 1927, in Elmore County, the daughter of the late Irby and Ruth Higgins.   She was a homemaker.  She died on Nov. 7, 2000, at her residence.  Survivors include her husband, Walter Wayne Culp, Verbena; one son, William Leonard Robinson, Jr. Montgomery; one daughter, Martha Deal, Verbena; one brother, Quince Higgins, Alexander City; two sisters, Virginia Harper, Montgomery, and Eva Baker, Baton Rouge, La.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Culp, Warren Donald 'Bill'        June 17, 1932        February 01, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3, February 5, 2002, Funeral services for Warren Donald 'Bill' Culp, 69, Jemison, were held at Jemison First Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Chuck Bass officiating.  Burial followed at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Culp was born on June 17, 1932, in Chilton County, the son of the late Woodfin Devaughn Culp and the late Glennie Ethel Culp.  He was in aircraft maintenance and served in the Air Force.  He died on Feb 1, 2002, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Patty J. Culp, Jemison; one daughter, Karen C. Boyd, Hoover; one son-in-law, Don Boyd, Hoover; and two grandsons, David Boyd, Hoover, and Adam (Amiee) Sasser, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Culver, Arrie Bell      April 22, 1893        July 14, 1988       

"The Chilton County News," July 21, 1988, CHILTON COUNTY NEWS dated July 21, 1988 Funeral services for Arrie Bell Culver, 96, of Clanton, were held at Martin Chapel on July 16th at 3 p.m. with the Rev . Cecil O. Sewell officiating. Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Culver, a homemaker, was born in Alabama on April 22 , 1893, the daughter of Eason Harmon and Fannie Viola Morris Carroll. She died July 14th at 5 p.m. at her home in Clanton.  Surviving relatives include four daughters, Mrs. Blanche Powell, Mrs. Gladys Smith, and Mrs. Iris Hosey, all of Clanton; and Mrs. Mary Nelson, Eclectic; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Stella Culver, Alabaster; two brothers; Rev. Homer Carroll, Deatsville; and Hughey E. Carroll, Clanton; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Culver, Lucile H.        October 02, 1910        February 13, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 15, 1998, Graveside services for Lucile H. Culver, 87, of Jemison were Feb. 15, 1998, at Midway Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Culver was born Oct. 2, 1910, in Chilton County to the late J. W. and Celia Collins Hays.  She worked as a seamstress.  She died Feb. 13, 1998, at Vaughan Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  She is survived by two daughters, Mildred J. "Jerry" Vereen of Jemison and Jeanine Bowen of Langston; a grandson, Frank Sazera of Jemison; a brother, Hiram Hays of Jemison; and two great-grandchildren:  Bailey Sazera and Brantley Sazera, both of Jemison.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Justus P. Culver.

Culver, U. Cordie        May 06, 1877        February 06, 1935   Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-14-1935, Mrs. Cordie Culver, age 58, died at her home near Billingsley Feb. 7.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  She is survived by her Husband, W. Greer Culver, 2 Brothers, Lewis and John Wright of Clanton, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Dora DeVaughn and Mrs. Etta Buhle, 2 Sons, Watson Culver of Montgomery, and Justice of Billingsley, and one sister???, Mrs. Florence Williams of Billingsley.

Culver, William Grier, Sr.        March 23, 1860        July 18, 1950       

"The Chilton County News," July 20, 1950, Mr. William Greer Culver, age 90, died Tuesday morning, July 18th. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Creek Church, conducted by the Rev. J. M. Kelley and Rev. A. T. Davis.He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Janie Culver; five sons-A.J., R. F. and J. P. Culver of Birmingham, M. C. and J. W. Culver, of Clanton; four daughters- Mrs. S. J. Driver of Birmingham, Mrs. F. T. Williams of Billingsley, Mrs. J. C. Yarborough of Rockford and Mrs. C. E. Foshee of Billingsley.

Cummings, Julia Ann        1945        June 25, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, June 27, 2004, Julia Ann Cummings Services for Julia Ann Cummings, 59 of Thorsby, are Monday, June 28, at 3 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton. Rev. Greg Nobles will officiate. Cummings died Friday, June 25 at her home in Thorsby. She was a beautician. She is survived by her brothers Chester Hayes of Clanton and Linwood Hayes of Clanton; sisters Delene Roper of Maplesville, Essie Anderson of Maplesville and Pauline Arant of Clanton.

 

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Daniel, James Adron 'Buck'        1925        January 24, 2005       

Funeral services for James A. "Buck" Daniel, 79, of Alexander City will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005 at Hillabee Baptist Church. The Revs. Bobby Anderson, Donald Bailey and Don Gentry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. He will lie instate for one hour at the church prior to the service. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 at Radney Funeral Home. Mr. Daniel died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005 at his home in Alexander City. Buck was born Feb. 10, 1925 in Clanton to Calvin and Ester Daniel. He served during World War II as a Naval shipman in the Pacific. After the war, he worked various jobs in Clanton as a peach farmer, furniture store owner and a banker. In 1958 he opened the first Dairy Queen in Alabama in Clanton. In 1960 he moved to Alexander City to establish The Dairy Quick fast food chain. He was a true entrepreneur. He quickly had Dairy Quicks in Alexander City, Sylacauga, Lineville, Roanoke, Dadeville and Wadley. His creation of "The Buck Burger" was his trademark and was enjoyed by millions of people. He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Black and husband, Jim of Birmingham; three sons, David Daniel and wife, Karen of Centerville, Gary Daniel and wife, Judy, and Paul Daniel and wife, Betty all of Alexander City; one brother, Curtis Daniel of Georgia; one sister, Sara Edwards and husband, Eddie of Clanton; 10 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Norma C. Daniel. Pallbearers will be Alan Daniel, Jimmy Daniel, Michael Daniel, Micah Daniel, Daniel Black, Bradley Daniel, Joshua Black and Brandon Sonnier. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Redmon, Megan Daniel Sonnier, Anna Daniel Redmon and Cheryl Black. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you follow Mr. Buck's example and express God's love to someone in need. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

Davenport, Aaron E.     February 21, 1845        January 24, 1917       

 "Clanton Press," No longer in print, Thursday, January 25, 1917, On Tuesday night at his home in the Mulbery neighborhood Mr. A.E. Davenport, pioneer citizen of Chilton county, succumbed to a sudden attack of heart failure.  Mr. Davenport had resided in this county all of his life and was about 70 years of age.

Davenport, Henry Edgar 'Bully'        February 16, 1925        January 29, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 4, 1998, Funeral services for Henry Edgar "Bully" Davenport, 72, of Jemison were Jan. 31, 1998, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Smitherman and Rev. Frank Nelson officiating.  Burial was in Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Davenport was born Feb. 16, 1925 in Alabama to the late Mose and Lillie Davenport. He worked in maintenance.  He died Jan. 29, 1998, at his residence in Jemison.  He is survived by his wife, Lola Mae Davenport; a brother-in-law, Marcell Wagoner of Jemison; and several nieces and nephews.

Davenport, Henry Lee  December 18, 1922        July 27, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 29, 1999, Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Lee Jones, 76, of Verbena, will be held on Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 11 a.m. at martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tom Hilyer officiating.  Burial will be at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Jones was born on Dec. 18, 1922, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Henry Davenport and the late Cora Lee Scott.  She was a checker and inspector.  She died on July 27, 1999, at her residence.  Survivors include her husband, B. Clifton Jones, Verbena; one daughter, Joyce M. Mims, Verbena; three sisters, Hazel Hopkins, Willie Mae Cox, Clanton, and Tincy Davis, Alabaster; four Grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, J.R. Jones.

Davenport, John Earwood        January 26, 1902        October 25, 1994       

"Selma Times-Journal," Newspaper Clipping, John Davenport, 92, of Plantersville, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1994, in a local hospital.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Plantersville Baptist church with the Rev. Berry Crowe and the Rev. Roger Moates officiating.  The body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Plantersville Baptist Church Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home of Clanton directing.  Survivors include five sons, Earl Davenport and Jon Wayne Davenport of Maplesville, Auburn Davenport of Munford and Jimmy Davenport and Danny Davenport of Plantersville; four daughters, Dorothy Brewer of Nashville, Tenn., Martha Mims of Clanton, Judy White of Monervia, Ind., and Linda Terry of Plantersville; a sister Olis Kilgore of Morris, Ill.; and 30 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Davenport, Nell Frances        March 25, 1918        September 20, 2001       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 230, Davenport, Frances G. 1918-3-25.(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 23, 2001, Funeral services for Frances G. Davenport, 83, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Thomas E. Hilyer and Rev. Tony Burnett officiating. Burial will follow at New Salem Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Davenport was born on March 25, 1918, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Lee Andrew Gore and the late Ida J. Bean.  She was a sales clerk.  She died on Sept. 20, 2001, at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home in Alabaster.  Survivors include one daughter, Elaine Wagoner, Jemison; one son, Kenneth Davenport, Duluth, Ga.; one sister, Betty McClure, Pelham; two daughters-in-law, Frances Davenport, Centreville, and Sandy Davenport, Clanton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alford Davenport.

Davenport, Onnie Thaddeas        November 01, 1899        October 15, 1937       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 10-21-1937, Onnie T. Davenport, age 27, was killed at Mulga in a mine explosion Tuesday.  Burial was at Jemison.  He was a Bro. of Mrs. Luke Jones of Clanton.  He was Son of Mr. A.J. Davenport of Jemison and is survived by 2 Brothers an 5 Sisters.

Davenport, Paul P.        August 27, 1917        April 09, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," April 15, 1998, page 2, Funeral services for Paul P. Davenport, 80, of Maplesville were April 11, 1998, at Maplesville Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Gatlin and Rev. Gary Jones officiating.  Burial was in Maplesville Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home Mr. Davenport was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Bibb County to the late Morgan J. and Rena Atchison Davenport.  He worked as a owner and operator and served in the U.S. Army.  He died April 9, 1998, at AMI Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham.  He is survived by his wife, Olivia Davenport of Maplesville; a foster daughter, Bobbie Dean Odom of McKenzie; a brother, Alford E. Davenport of Clanton; a niece, Alice Faye Harrison of Maplesville; and a nephew, Gerald Earl of Maplesville.

Davenport, Peggy Ruth 'Tootie'        September 07, 1937        May 29, 1992       

Information by Anita Fay Headley, Peggy Ruth (Tootie) Davenport, 54, of Plantersville, died Friday, May 29, at her home.  Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Plantersville Baptist Church with Dr. David Hodo and the Rev. David Henthorne officiating.  Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Martin Funeral of Clanton directing.  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.  Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Davenport of Plantersville; four sisters, Dorthy Brewer of Nashville, Tenn., Martha Mims of Montgomery, Judy White of Monervia, Ind., and Linda Terry of Plantersville; five brothers, Earl Davenport, and Jon Wayne Davenport, both of Maplesville, Auburn Davenport of Munford, Jimmy Davenport and Danny Davenport, both of Plantersville.

Davenport, Sara Nicole        1985        December 21, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 23, 2004, Services for Sara Nicole Davenport, 19, of Maplesville, are today at Faith Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Davenport died Tuesday, December 21. Survivors include her mother, Brenda Davenport of Maplesville; father, Randy Davenport of Maplesville; two sisters, Megan Renea Davenport and Emily Anne Davenport, both of Maplesville; brother, Daniel Allen Davenport of Maplesville; grandmothers, Doris Smith of Plantersville and Evelyn Davenport of Maplesville; and grandfather Cecil Smith of Crestview, Florida.

Davenport, Wilburn        August 24, 1910        October 12, 1992       

Information by Anita Fay Headley, Wilburn G. Davenport, 82, of Alabaster died Monday.  He was retired from Siluria Mills.  Funeral was today at Bolton Brown Service, Columbiana, with burial in Elliottsville Cemetery.  Survivors: wife, Mrs. Louise Davenport, daughter, Mrs. Delores Davis, Mobile; stepdaughter, Mrs. Jo Beth Soniga, San Diego, stepson Glenwood Howze, Calera; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hopkins, Selma, Mrs. Willie Mae Cox, Clanton, Mrs. Henry Lee Jones, Cooper, Mrs. Virginia Davis, Alabaster.

Davenport, William Earl 'Bud'        June 04, 1936        September 02, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 5, 2000, Funeral services for William Earl Davenport, 64, and a resident of Jemison, were held on Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Billy Boatwright officiating.  Interment followed at Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery in Jemison.  Born on June 4, 1936, he was the son of Henry and Ester Davenport.  A laborer, he died on Sept. 2, 2000 at his home in Jemison.  He is survived by his wife, Bertha Davenport of Jemison; a son, Richard Davenport of Jemison, a daughter, Vickie Davenport of Jemison; five brothers, Leonard Davenport of Montgomery, Charles W. Davenport of Houston, Texas, Grady Davenport of Helena, James Davenport of Montevallo, and Leon Davenport of Michigan; and two sisters, Doris East of Lafayette and Faye Porter of Jemison.

Davis, Carl Louis        October 29, 1919        October 24, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, October 25, 2002, Funeral services for Carl Louis Davis, 82, Billingsley, will be held at Billingsley Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Nic Dismukes officiating.  Burial will follow at Big Springs Baptist Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, Oct 25, 2002, from 6-8 p.m. Davis was born on Oct. 29, 1919, in Autauga County, the son of the late Kelley Davis and the late Ida Davis.  He was a farmer and also served as a member of the U. S. Army from Dec. 26, 1942 to Oct 31, 1945.  He died at his residence on Oct. 24, 2002.  Survivors include his wife, Clarice B. Davis, Billingsley; two sons, Randy Davis, Prattville, Gregg Davis, Billingsley; two daughters-in-law, Shirrell Davis, Prattville, Jane Davis, Billingsley; one brother, Earl Davis, Huntsville; one sister, Juanita Scott, Piedmont; grandchildren, Jacob and Brittany Randall, Bobby, Billy; three great-grandchildren, Dalton, Will, Cameron.

Davis, Cecil H.        July 24, 1915        August 04, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, August 6, 2004, Cecil H. Davis Services for Cecil H. Davis, 89, of Clanton, will be Friday, August 6 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ottis Ratliffe and Rev. John Clifton Davis officiating. Mr. Davis died August 4 at Chilton Medical Center. Survivors include his daughter, U.L. Gore of Clanton; his grandson, Chris Gore of Tuscaloosa; and his great- grandchild, Alyssa Gore of Tuscaloosa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donnie Davis.

Davis, Dawson        May 12, 1862        January 07, 1940       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-11-1940, Dawson Davis, age 76, died Sunday.  Burial was at Billingsley Cemetery.  he is survived by his Wife, 2 Sons, 2 Daughters, 1 Brother, and 2 Sisters.(2) "The Chilton County News," January 12, 1940, Widely Known Billingsley Resident Died Last Sunday-Funeral services for Dawson Davis, age 76, widely known resident of near Billingsley who passed away at his home Sunday Night at 11:45, were held last Tuesday morning at 11:00 o'clock from the Billingsley Methodist Church, J. Mell Martin & Sons were in charge of burial in the nearby cemetery. Survinving Mr. Davis are his widow, Mrs. Dawson Davis; two sons, C. L. of Union Springs; O. C., of Wilson Dam. Two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Alred of Montgomery; Mrs. W. C. Burkhalter of Billingsley. One brother, Prof. H. Davis of Clanton. Two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Browning of Plantersville and Mrs. Alice Roy of Prattville.

Davis, Donnie Edwards       October 16, 1917        January 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 11, 2000, Funeral services for Mrs. Donnie Edwards Davis, 82, of Clanton, will be held tomorrow at Zion Ridge Church of God at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Barnes officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Davis was born on Oct. 17, 1917, to the late Oliver and Epsie Edwards.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Cecil H. Davis of Clanton; two daughters, Ull D. Gore of Clanton, Alyassa Gore of Tuscaloosa; one sister, Ollie Mae Cleckler of Clanton; and one grandson.

Davis, Earl Malcome        1915        October 08, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, October 13, 2004, Services for Earl Malcome Davis, 89, of Huntsville, were held at the Valhalla Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Jackson officiating. Davis died Friday, October 8 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy Fagan Davis; grandson-in-law, Greg Sneed, two sisters, Voncile Turner and Lorene Turner and his brother, Carl Davis. He is survived by his son E. Malcome Davis Jr. and wife Sheila Carroll Davis; daughter, Barbara Davis Glenn and hus-band Tommy Glenn; grandchildren, Stacy Ann Sneed, Brandon Earl Davis and wife Cheryl Fulton Davis; Brandie Annette del Valle and husband Ray del Valle, and Valerie Mischel Davis, all of Huntsville; his sister, Juanita Davis Scott of Piedmont, Al and several nieces and nephews.

Davis, Era Louise        March 27, 1919        October 16, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," October 21, 1998, page 2, Funeral services for Era Louise Davis, 79, of Clanton were Oct. 17, 1998, at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church with Elder C.E. Tucker officiating.  Burial was in Bethel Primitive Baptist Cemetery, in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Davis was born March 27, 1919, in Georgia to the late Julius and Ressie Culver.  She was a homemaker.  She died Oct. 16, 1998, at Vaughn Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  She is survived by a son, James C. Davis of Clanton; two daughters:  Zeddie Andrews and Frances Jones, both of Clanton; a brother Ridgeway Culver of Donaldsonville, Ga; four sisters:  Gerturde Miller of Donaldsonville, Ga., Brownie Dollar of Bainbridge, Ga., Audrey Emswiler of Lake City, Fla. and Faye Dennis of Caro, Ga.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Davis, Harvey Lee, age 44, died at local hospital Friday night shortly after being unavoidably hit by an automobile about 7 o'clock near the home on the highway a mile north of Jemison.  Services ere held at Union Grove Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. P. Littleton. Martin directing. (Pallbearers were listed) The wife, Mrs. Lucile Robinson Davis, survives as well as one daughter, Wanda Faye; three sons--David Ronald, Obie Earl and Gerald Wayne;  two sisters---Mrs. Roberta Hinson of Clanton, and Mrs. Berta Smith of Verbena. Three brothers--Madison and William R. Davis both of Clanton, Lonza of Verbena Rte. 2, and McAuthur of Washington, D. C. A native of Chilton county, Harvey Lee Davis was a son of the late William (Bill) Davis and Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Robinson Davis.  He was married to Lucile Robinson thirteen years ago.

Union-Banner dated Dec. 25, 1952, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Davis, Joseph Roy        February 13, 1923        November 14, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 17, 1998, Funeral services for Joseph Roy Davis, 75, of Selma were Nov. 16, 1998, at Elkdale Baptist Church with Rev. Guy Anderson and Dr. Jerry Henry officiating.  Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Davis was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Alabama to the late Ernest H. and Mary Lou Davis.  He worked as an insurance agent.  He died Nov. 14, 1998, at his residence in Selma.  He is survived by four sons:  Larry Davis and Bill Davis, both of Clanton, Terry Davis of Changwon, South Korea, and John Davis of Fairburn, Ga.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Davis, Maye        June 28, 1912        September 02, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, Maye Davis Services for Maye Davis, 92, of Clanton, will be Saturday, September 4 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Elder Mike Smith officiating. Friends will be received prior to service at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Martin Memorial Cemetery. Ms. Davis died September 2 in Alabaster. Survivors include her son, James Edwin Davis of Mobile; daughter Helen Sue Bickford of Montgomery; brother-in-law, Joseph Davis of Clanton; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Davis.

Davis, Olene L.        October 21, 1931        April 19, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 22, 2001, Funeral services for Olene L. Davis, 69, Clanton, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 21, 2001, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Glenn Bonds, Rev. Evie Megginson, and Rev. Robert Griffin officiating.   Burial followed at Providence Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Davis was born on Oct. 21, 1931, at Chilton County, the daughter of Estelle Johnson and the late Euell H. Johnson.  She was a housekeeper.  She died April 19, 2001, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include her mother, Estelle Johnson, Clanton; and three sisters, Geraldene nelson and Mabel Jean Bates, both of Clanton, and Doris D. Giles, Greenville, S.C.

Davis, Ora Violet       February 20, 1904        May 12, 1999       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 14, 1999, Funeral services for Ora Violet Davis, 95, Stanton, will be held on Friday, May 14, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with Rev. Aubry Wallace directing.  Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Stanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Davis was born on Feb. 20, 1904, in Perry County, the daughter of the late John and Sally Carter. She was a homemaker.  She died at Southland Nursing Home in Marion.  Among the survivors are one daughter, Eloise Hicks, Birmingham; three sons, Raymond Davis, Maplesville, Carter Davis, Verbena, and Julius Davis, Stanton; two sisters, Betty Jo Gaddy, Selma, and Threase Davis, Stanton; 21 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Arnold Davis; one daughter, Julia Davis; and four sons, Edmund Davis, Herman Davis, Clifford Davis, and John William Davis.

Davis, Robert Lee        February 16, 1909        August 31, 1935       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-05-1935, Robert Lee Davis, age 26, died Sat. at Hospital in Clanton.  Burial was at Maples Springs Cemetery.  He is survived by his Parents, Mr. and Mrs.  J.S. Davis, his Wife, Mrs. Velma DeVaughn Davis, 2 Sons, Bobby Joe and Jerry Donald, 3 Brothers, Albert, Ernest, and Chester, 3 Sisters, Mrs. Carl Gray, Mrs. Albert Ware, and Mrs. Eugene Powell.

Davis, William Durwood        July 24, 1945        February 19, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, February 21, 2002, Funeral services for William Durwood David, 56, Sterrett, will be held at Beulah Baptist Church of Sterrett on Feb. 22, 2002, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Mike Andrews and Rev. Greg Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at the Beulah Cemetery in Sterrett, with Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City directing.  Visitation will be ehld at his residence starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002.  The Body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. prior to the funeral service.  Pallbearers were Gene Brown, Billy Clackley, Matt Davis, Johnny Hollis, Heath Smith, David Smitherman, and Shane Spradlin.  Davis was born on July 24, 1945.  He died on Feb. 19, 2002.  Survivors  include his wife, Joyce Dsvis; two daughters, Carie Brasher, Leeds, Vicki Reeves, Sterrett; two sons, Jimmy Davis, Vandiver, Stephen Davis, Clanton; two brothers, Malcolm Davis, Tallahassee, Fla., Milton Davis, Clanton; half-brother, Larry Cleckler, Vandiver; three sisters, Melba Cleckler, Clanton, Myrle Smitherman, Clanton, Margie Smitherman, Clanton; four half-sisters, Pat Smith, Dunavant, Delores Ann, Barbara Gail, Dorothy Jo; and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Davis, JR., and his parents.

Dawson, Mary Jane      September 20, 1854        May 26, 1916       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, DAWSON, Mrs. Mary Jane died 5-26-1916, 4 p.m., born in Ala., white female, housewife, age 63, married, parents, Sam and Rhoada Caton, (Sam, Sr.), born in Ala., carcinoma of colon, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Dr. J. L. Kincaid.

Day, Ezekiel Carraway, Jr., Rev.        May 01, 1911        December 23, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 31, 1997, Services for the Rev. Ezekiel Carraway Day, Jr., 86 of Clanton were graveside Friday, December 26, at 11 a.m. at Six Mile Cemetery in Centreville with the Rev. Earl Gilliland and the Rev. Charles Thomas officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. day died at Vaughan-Chilton Medical Center in Clanton on December 23.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lois Hand Day of Clanton; a daughter Mrs. Rachel Shockley of Montgomery; three brothers, Robert W. Day and Francis Day, both of Birmingham, and Herschell Day of Wilton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Deadwilder, LaFarice        September 10, 1871        October 16, 1926       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 10-21-1926, Mrs. LaFarice Deadwilder Gore, Wife of Joe P. Gore of Clanton died in a Selma Hospital Sat. morning.  Burial was Clanton City Cemetery.  Two Daughters, Mrs. T.L. Thompson of Selma and Mrs. Alonza Parrish of Clanton.

Deadwiler, Nettie        December 11, 1845        June 23, 1924       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 6-26-1924, Mrs. Nettie Deadwiler died at the home of her Granddaughter, Mrs. Ruby Thompson in Selma on Mon., June 23.  She died of Paralysis at age 83, she was the Widow of C.C. Deadwiler and a Sister of the Late Prof. R. E .R. Hicks.  Burial was in the Deadweiler Family Cemetery.  Her two living Children are:  Mrs. LaFarris Gore of Clanton and Mrs. Birdie Smith of Montgomery.

Deason, Franklin LaFayette        1876        March 1917       

"Clanton Press," No longer in print, Thursday, March 8, 1917, Judge E. B. Deason received a telegram last Saturday conveying the sad intelligence that his brother, Mr. H.L. Deason, had been instantly killed in an automobile accident at Sapulpa, Okla.  Judge Deason and Mr. A.W. Powell, a half brother, left on the afternoon train for Sapulpa, where the funeral was held Monday.  "Fayette" as he was best known by his many friends in Chilton county, was born and reared in this county and before going West nearly twenty years ago reside at Kincheon.  He was well known in Chilton and had many friends and admirers who will greatly deplore his tragic end. For the past several years he has held a responsible position with a railroad company in the Oklahoma city.  Mr. Deason was about 40 years of age, and is survived by a widow and two children.

Deason, Grace Irene         March 23, 1921        June 12, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 14, 2001, Funeral services for Grace Irene Deason, 80, of Pleasant Grove, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Dr. Joby Tricquet officiating.  Burial will follow at New Harmony Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 14, 2001, from 5-8 p.m.  Deason was born on May 23, 1921, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Mac C. Culver and the late Sally Dykes Culver.  She was a homemaker.  She died at Self Nursing Home in Hueytown on June 12, 2001.  Survivors inlcude two sons, Marion Poe Deason, Shiloh, N.C., and Kenneth W. Deason, Pinson; two daughters-in-law, Carrie Deason, Shiloh, N.C. and Jan Deason, Pinson; one daughter, Sara Celesta Bell, Pleasant Grove; one son-in-law, Joe Powell Bell, Pleasant grove; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; Van Deason.

Deason, James Woodrow        November 26, 1923        July 10, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 13, 1999, James Woodrow Deason, 75, of Billingsley, died Saturday, July 10, 1999 in Brookwood Hospital, in Birmingham.  He was the son of James Alfred Deason and Myrtie McElroy Deason, of Billingsley.  He was born in Perry County on November 26, 1923.  He enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 19 and served as a Squad Leader in the infantry in the European Theater during WWII.  Upon honorable discharge, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, and the American Service Medal with four bronze stars.  He received a Bachelor of science degree with honors in Forestry Management from Auburn University.  His forestry career was spent with Belcher Lumber Company and Hammermill Paper Company until his retirement.  He was married to Louise Higgins Deason for 26 years and is survived by two daughters; Linda Wells and Sandra Robinson, both of Birmingham, two sons; James Deason, and Dale Deason, both of Navarre, Fla.  He is also survived by five sisters, Ozelle Deason Surles, of Selma, Opal Donahoo, of Billingsley, Marie Fenn, of Florence, Carolyn Pierce, of Verbena and Cherry Pierce of Clanton.  He is also survived by four grandsons.  The family will receive friends at Martin Funeral Home from 6-8 this evening.  The funeral service will be held at Billingsley Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Barnett officiating at 2 p.m. tomorrow.  A Graveside service for the family will follow at Little Hope Baptist Church in Eoline.  The family would greatly appreciate that any memorials be made to the Leukemia Society of Alabama in Memory of James Woodrow Deason in the honor of his daughter Sandra Deason Robinson.

Deavers, Lester Oneal        January 13, 1938        November 10, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, November 12, 2004, Lester O. Deavers Services for Lester O. Deavers, 66, of Jemison, are today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Derek Deavers officiating. Burial followed in the Union Grove Cemetery. Deavers, an Electrician for Delta Electric, died November 10 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Maureen Deavers of Jemison; mother, Verlon Deavers of Clanton; daughter, Betty Sue Logan of Jemison; three sisters, Elsie Hill, Ozelle Mims and Joan Jones, all of Clanton; two brothers, Dewey Deavers and Jeff Deavers, both of Clanton; three grandchildren, Chris Chapman, Jason Rains and Angela Mims; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Moon.

DeCarlo, Elizabeth Gene Collins        December 15, 1928        October 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 12, 1997, Funeral mass for Elizabeth Gene Collins DeCarlo, 68, who was born in Panama City, Fla., and grew up in Thorsby, was Oct. 11, 1997, at Saint Paul's Cathedral in Birmingham.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, also in Birmingham.  Mrs. DeCarlo Graduated from Thorsby Institute and attended Judson College and the University of Montevallo before graduating from Howard College, where she was a member of Beta Sigma Omicron.  She was a teacher in the Tarrant City School System and also taught at Collins Chapel School and Springdale School.  She is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Paul DeCarlo; a daughter, Elise Barclay; a son-in-law, Michael Barclay; a grandson, John Michael DeCarlo Barclay; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Collins Linton Barclay; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Frances Collins Burnett and William P. Burnett of Clanton; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Harry Goodgame Collins and Elizabeth Jones Collins of Salem, Ala.; and Aunts Josephine Damico and Sara Damico Cox.

Dees, John Wesley, Jr., Rev.        July 06, 1904        May 12, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Funeral services for Reverend John Wesley Dees, Jr., 92, of Maplesville, will be held Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Mitchell Connell officiating.  Burial will be at the Vermont Community Holiness Cemetery in Maplesville with the Martin Funeral Home Chapel directing.  Reverend Dees was born on July 6, 1904 to the late John Wesley Dees Sr., and Louella Dykes Dees.  He died at his residence in Maplesville on May 12, 1997.  He was preceded in death by his wife Lilly Ruth Dees.  He is survived by six sons and six daughters, Robert C. Dees, Hueytown; Thomas W. Dees, Birmingham; John W. Dees, Fayetteville; Jerry L. Dees, Clanton; Michael J. Dees, Crestview; Mitchell P. Dees, Maplesville; Mildred L. Lane Pascagoula, Miss; Anie M. Lane, Carthage, Miss; Mary L. Paige, Anniston; Katherine Cogar, Plantersville; Reather Faye Anderson, Maplesville; Deborough Lenoir, Maplesville; a brother and two sisters, Henry Dees, Ida Hudson and Iver Trehern, all of Pascagoula, Miss.; 47 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

DeLoach, Alton Oneal        July 30, 1910        March 12, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 14, 2000, Funeral services for Mr. Alton Oneal DeLoach, 89, Clanton, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Verbena, with the Reverends Paul Armstrong, Paul Gray and S. P. Gray officiating.  Burial will follow at the Bethany Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Deloach was born in Coosa County on July 30, 1910, to the late J.J. and Cora Lee Terrell DeLoach.  He died on March 12 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  He was a farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Lois DeLoach of Clanton; three daughters, Kaye Smith of Millbrook, Barbara Avery of Clanton, Pat Hayes of Randolph; three sisters, Lila Mae Courntey, Bethel Burkhalter, both of Clanton, Ophelia Griffin of Verbena, one brother J.J. DeLoach of Clanton, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Deloach, Lois D.        November 18, 1915        July 27, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 29, 2001, Funeral services for Lois D. Deloach, 85, Clanton, will be held Sunday, July 29, 2001 at Bethany Baptist Church beginning at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sidney Gray and Rev. Paul Armstrong officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Deloach, formerly Lois Hilyer, was born on Nov. 18, 1915 in Chilton County, the daughter of Stephen and Mary (Phillips) Hilyer.  She was a homemaker.  She died on July 27, 2001 at her home in Clanton.  Survivors include daughters, Barbara Avery, Clanton; Kay (Wayne) Smith, Millbrook; Pat (Jim) Hayes, Randolph; sister, Ruby Wilson, Sylacauga; grandsons, Micah Smith, Millbrook; Jamall (Heather) Smith, Millbrook; Eddie (Faith) Hayes, Greer, S.C.; and Terry Hayes, Greer, S.C.  Visitation was held Saturday, July 28 at Martin Funeral Home.

DeLoach, Smith Lamar        March 29, 1929        November 18, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 19, 2000, Funeral services for Smith Lamar DeLoach, 71 and a resident of Clanton, will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 at Clanton First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Fred Zeigler and Rev. Johnny Trobaugh officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home.  Born on March 29, 1929 in Chamber County, Ala., he was the son of the late Obie DeLoach and Era Odessa DeLoach.  A band director, he died on Nov. 18, 2000 at Chilton Medical Center.  He was the Band Director at Chilton County High School for 32 years.  He is survived by his wife, Trudy DeLoach of Clanton; a son, Steve DeLoach of Pelham; two nieces, Janice Young Carter of Birmingham and Pat Deal Flowers of Montgomery; and two grandsons, Corey DeLoach and Casey DeLoach, both of Vincent.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made ot the Alabama Lung Association or the Clanton First United Methodist Church Music Fund.

DeLoach, William D.    August 27, 1871        June 11, 1930       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 6-19-1930, Mr. W. D. DeLoach died last Wed. and at his funeral at Bethany Thursday his Wife, Mrs. Luana Waites DeLoach, died suddenly at the end of the funeral service.  Mr. Deloach was age 60 and died at East View Community from Complications from measles June 11.  He had lived in this County 14 years, coming here from Coosa County.  He married Miss Luana Waites about 35 years ago.  He is survived by his Parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.R. DeLoach of Verbena, Route 1, 2 Sisters, Mr1s. W. T. Keel, anc Mrs. J. W. Neeley, 3 Brothers, O. D., Clanton Merchant, and Jack DeLoach of Clanton Route 6, and Sid DeLoach of Verbena.  The couple are survived by 7 Children.

Dennis, Aaron C.        January 09, 1904        March 03, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 4, 2003, Funeral services for Aaron C. Dennis, 99 of Clanton, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Elder C. E. Tucker and Elder Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Born on Jan. 9, 1904 to Jasper Newton Dennis and Harriet Camelle Dennis (Welch), he died Monday, March 3, 2003 at 2020 Seventh St. South in Clanton. Survivors include his son Charles Wayne Dennis of Montgomery; daughter Diane Dennis Wheeler of Jacksons Gap; granddaughter Teresa Ann Zabel of Mobile; grandsons Lee S. Wheeler of Birmingham and Mark D. Wheeler of Birmingham; great-grandsons Jarred L. Wheeler of Birmingham and Jordan Wheeler of Birmingham.

Dennis, Andrew Jackson 'Ander'        1860        March 27, 1937       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-01-1937, Andrew Jackson Dennis, known as "Ander" died, age 79, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.D. Dennis in the Highland Community Sat. He died suddenly.   Burial was at Samaria.  He is survived by several Children and by several  Brothers and sisters.  He was born in Coosa County in 1860, the Son of James Madison and Mary Hardy Dennis.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-01-1937, Andrew Jackson Dennis, Son:  J. M. Dennis of Lay Dam, Joe and Willie Dennis of Clanton, 5 daughter, Mrs. Dee Dennis, Mrs. D. Scarbrough, Mrs. Fonzie Cleckler, Mrs.  Thear Cleckler, Mrs. Walter Dobbs, and his 4 Brothers are Bud and Will Dennis of Coosa, Joe Dennis of Enterprise, and John Dennis of Wilsonville, his 3 Sisters, Mrs. Daniel Patterson of Verbena, Mrs. Walter Patterson of Clanton Route  2, and Mrs. Dollie Bryant of Tuscaloosa.  (Note, this was a second or extended list of relatives to the article reported 3 items above this.).(3) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 342, Dennis, A.J.  1860  1937.

Dennis, Archie Lee  August 03, 1912        March 27, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 1, 1998, Funeral services for Archie Lee Dennis, 85, of Verbena were March 30, 1998, at Bethsalem Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in Bethsalem Baptist Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Dennis was born Aug. 3, 1912 in Alabama to the late Joe C. and Emma Dennis.  He worked as a farmer. He died March 27, 1998, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He is survived by his wife, Emma Dean Dennis of Verbena; a son, Byron Dennis of Montgomery; a daughter, Doris Ball of Verbena; three brothers: George A. and Julian E. Dennis, both of Montgomery, and Arthur W. Dennis of Cullman; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dennis, Benjamin L.     1849        January 26, 1924       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 379, Dennis, B. L.  1849  1925.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-07-1924, Mr. Ben Dennis died at Bethel Community last Sat, at age 73, He was the Father of 9 children, 6 Sons, are:  J. E. Dennis, Dock Dennis, Horace Dennis of Maplesville, C.C. Dennis of Autauga County, B. D. Dennis and Levi Dennis of the Bethel Community.  Daughters are:  Mrs. J. A. Dykes, Mrs. Perry Mims, Mrs. Frank Mims of near Clanton.  Mr. Dennis was married twice.  His first Wife was Miss Malissa Foshee, a Sister to Joe and Bass Foshee, his second Wife was Mary Wilson, daughter of James W. M and Penna Moore Wilson, she was a Sister of Mr. Pate Wilson of Clanton.  He was a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.  Burial was in the Eiland Cemetery.

Dennis, Charles Wayne        1933        August 15, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, August 17, 2004, Charles Wayne Dennis Graveside services for Charles Wayne Dennis, 71, of Montgomery are today, August 17 at Chilton Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Martin Funeral Home will direct. Dennis died August 15 in Alexander City. Survivors include his wife, Clara Mae Dennis of Montgomery; his daughter, Teresa D. Zabel of Mobile; and his sister, Diane D. Wheeler of Jackson Gap. He was preceded in death by his father, Aaron C. Dennis and his mother, Myrtle Marie Dennis.

Dennis, Frances R.     January 28, 1920        December 07, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Thursday, December 10, 1998, Funeral services for Frances Dennis, 78, of Clanton were Dec. 9, 1998 at Martin Chapel with Dr. Larry Michael officiating.  Burial was in Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Dennis was born Jan. 28, 1920 in Chilton County to the late Marion Dekalb and Genie Foshee.  She worked as a school teacher.  She died Dec. 7, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center/Montclair in Birmingham.  She is survived by her husband, James N. Dennis of Clanton; two sons:  James Nelson Dennis of Dadeville and Robert Michael Dennis of Griffin, Ga; a sister, Mary Jo Tate of Blackshear, Ga.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dennis, Herbert Hoover        October 28, 1928        May 27, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," May 28, 2004, Herbert Hoover Dennis Graveside services for Herbert Dennis, 75, of Clanton, will be held May 29 at 11 a.m. at Martin Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Jim Shannon officiating. Visitation will be held today, May 28 from 4-6 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Dennis, a serviceman and a farmer, died May 27. Survivors include his wife, Annelle Roe Dennis of Clanton; sons, David and Joe Dennis; daughter, Diane Dennis of Spartanburg, S.C.; grandchildren, Adalyne and Austin Dennis; brother, James Dennis of Clanton. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Dennis, James Marion, M.D.        September 1879        November 1926       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-02-1926, 'The Union Banner' 1926:  Dr. J. Marion Dennis body arrived from Lake Charles, LA. last Friday and was buried at the Eiland Cemetery.  Rev. Kelley conducted the funeral.  He was killed early last week in an auto accident near his home in Cotton Valley, LA.  He was a brother to Jasper N. Dennis of Clanton.  His Wife and one Son came from their home in Los Angeles, Calif. to attend the funeral.  Another Son and daughter were unable to come.  Age 56.  He practiced Medicine since 1903. (Born Sept. 1879 form 1880 Census.).

Dennis, Madison 'Dee' Dewitt        July 20, 1890        April 17, 1974       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 343, Dennis, M.D.  1890-7-20  1974-4-17.(2) "The Chilton County News," April 19, 1974, Dee Dennis Died-Madison Dewitt (Dee) Dennis, age 83, of Clanton, died Wednesday, April 17th at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, April 19th, at 3:00 p.m. at Samaria Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. J. D. Thacker officiating.; Martin in charge.  Survivors include: one son, Dewey Dennis of Clanton; three daughters, Mrs. Rena Burnett of Wetumpka, Mrs. Leila Driver of Birmingham, and Mrs. Elsie Rollan of Prattville; one brother, Mr. Byron Dennis of Maryland; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Battett of Clanton, and Mrs. Oddie Lee Pollock of Georgia; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Native of Coosa County, he was a son of Aaron Dennis and Lula Dorman Dennis.

Dennis, Nancy Lula      November 23, 1871        February 03, 1945        Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-08-1945, Mrs. Nancy Lula Dennis, age 77, died at Jemison Jan. 3[sp]. Burial was at Jemison Pine Hill Cemetery.  Survived by her Husband, John Aaron Dennis, 2 Daughters, 4 Sons, M.D. of Clanton, J.M. of Mobile, L.V. of Verbena, and Byron Dennis in the Military Service.

Dennis, William Eugene 'Billy'        September 22, 1925        August 08, 1989       

Information by Anita Fay Headley, Newspaper Clipping, Maplesville Mayor Billy Dennis died Wednesday in a Birmingham hospital after a lengthy illness.  He was 63.  Mayor Dennis filled three years of the term of Mayor Aubrey Morrison after Morrison's death in October 1985.  He easily won re-election to his office in 1988.  Mayor Dennis was a lifelong Maplesville resident.  He was a rural letter carrier for the United States Post Office starting in 1949.  He retired in 1980.  He was chairman of the deacons of the Maplesville Baptist Church and was involved in church activities for many years.  He was a Mason, a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Maplesville volunteer fire and rescue squad.  He is survived by his wife, Blanche Dennis of Maplesville; his son Jeff Dennis of Maplesville; three daughters, Jean Dennis Brown of Spartanburg, S.C., Diane Dennis Sayler of Atmore, and Susan Dennis Wyatt of Russellville; and several grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Thursday at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton.  The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Maplesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Gatlin and the Rev. Art Hartley officiating.  The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home of Clanton directing.

Dennis, Wilson, age 82, died at the home at Mt. Creek last Wednesday afternoon, December 16th at 7:45 o'clock.  Services were held at the Highway 31 Church of God, Marbury, Friday morning at 11 o'clock; interment at the Canaan Cemetery, Spigener in charge of arrangements.  Services were conducted by Rev. Horace Headley, nephews served as pallbearers.  The wife Mrs. Edith Dennis survives as well as one brother, Sam Dennis of Columbus, Ga.  There are several nieces and nephews.

Union-Banner dated December 24, 1953, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Deshazo, Nina Lee        July 12, 1926        March 03, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 7, 2000, Funeral services for Nina Lee Deshazo, 73, Clanton, were held on Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel  with Rev. Roland Davis and Rev. Olen P. Hutchins officiating.  Burial followed at New Salem Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Deshazo was born on July 12, 1926, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late John and Fannie Griffin.  She was as store clerk.  She died on March 3, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Reynolds, Clanton; one sister, Louise Williams Langston, Clanton; three brothers, Billy Griffin, Demopolis, Don Griffin, Florida; and Durwood Griffin, Clanton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

DeRamus, Prayton        1917        April 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 4-16-1936, Prayton DeRamus, age 19, died at local hospital following an operation for Appendicitis Wednesday.  Burial was at Ebenezer Cemetery at Stanton.  He was member of the Clanton CCC Camp.  He is survived by Parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. DeRamus and 2 Brothers, Rev. G. G. Williams conducted the Funeral Service.

DeVaughn, Hardy Strock        November 01, 1926        October 13, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, October 16, 2001, Funeral services for Hardy Strock DeVaughn, 74, Clanton, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow at Bethsalem Baptist Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing. DeVaughn was born on Nov. 1, 1926, in Alabama, the son of the late Elijah Hardy Devaughn and the late Dora DeVaughn. He was a prison guard and served in the Army from April 19, 1946 to May 20, 1946. He died on Oct. 13, 2001, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Survivors include his wife, Mildred L. DeVaughn, Clanton; one daughter, Rita Traylor, Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Marty DeVaughn, Alabaster; one sister, Lena Henley, Clanton; two granddaughters, Brandi DeVaughn and Georgia Brook Tucker; and one grandson, Travis Tucker.

DeVaughn, Hiram W., age 77, died at the home, Clanton, Rte. 3, last Friday, Aug. 22, following an extended illness.  Services were held at Popular Springs Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Revs. Dewey Hughes, R. W. Stuckey, H. E. Wilkins, J. W. Jones and W. W. Robinson; Martin directing. Pallbearers were: Henry Patterson, Bud Parrish, Liga Jacks, Roy D. Downs, Ira Crowe and Curtis Dykes. The wife survives as well as two daughters--Mrs. Jesse C. Jones and Miss Ora DeVaughn; two sons--Mitchell DeVaughn of Coopers, and Lincoln DeVaughn of North Carolina;  eight grand children and 10 great grand children; two

brothers--A. J. DeVaughn of Tarrant City, W. M. DeVaughn of Sylacauga; one half-brother, R. M. DeVaughn of Clanton; one sister, Mrs. J. L. Crew of Clanton. Son of the late Webb DeVaughn, he was born and reared in Coosa County. He was married to Fannie Evie Scarbrough.

Union Banner dated Aug. 28, 1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

DeVaughn, Hubert McDuffie, Jr.    May 01, 1922        March 15, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 17, 2004, Hubert McDuffie DeVaughn, Jr. Graveside services for Hubert McDuffie DeVaughn, Jr., 81 of Clanton, are today at Martin Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Jones and Rev. Tony Smitherman will officiate. DeVaughn died at Shelby Medical Center on Monday, March 15. He was a clothing salesman. He is survived by his wife, Bobbye Mullins DeVaughn of Clanton; a daughter, Nancy D. Maners of Clanton; a grandson, Jared Maners of Clanton and a granddaughter, Jenna Maners of Clanton. He was the son of Hubert McDuffie DeVaughn, Sr., and Toye DeVaughn.

DeVaughn, James Felix, age 61, died at the residence at Fletcher last Friday at 6:45 p.m.  Services were held at New Cedron Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev's C. D. Mongham, J. I. Bice and Billie Carter, Spigener directing.  Pallbearers were James and Vester Powell, Allen Watts, Henry Smith, Clifford Jones and Earnest Smith. The wife, Mrs Lina Hayes DeVaughn, survives as well as three sons--W. R. and

J. L. DeVaughn both of Clanton, and H. J. of Franklin, La.; three daughters--Mrs E. H. Smith of Calera, Mrs James Powell of Prattville, and Mrs Vastine Powell of Billingsley;  one brother, J. W. DeVaughn of White City and Clanton; one sister, Mrs J. Y. Adams of Birmingham; four half sisters and one half brother. The half brother is Larkin Williams of Clanton; four half sisters--Mrs. J. C. Boockholdt of Billingsley, Mrs Louis Stroud and Mrs. Fannie Neeley, both of Verbena and Mrs. A. J. Culver of Birmingham.  There are ten

grandchildren; four step sons and two step daughters--Thomas Brasher of Birmingham, Willie C. Brasher of Germany and Cecil Brasher of Birmingham: Mrs George Culver of Birmingham, and Mrs. Weston Thornton of Prattville. Native of Coosa County, he was a son of J. Y. DeVaughn and Mary Hewitt

DeVaughn.

Union Banner dated Sept. 10, 1953, transcribed by Otis Murphy

DeVaughn, John Orbie 'J.O.'        1925        September 01, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, Johnnie Orbie "J.O." DeVaughn Johnnie Orbie "J.O.", 79, of Prattville, died Wednesday, September 1 after an extended illness. Services will be Saturday, September 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Prattville Memorial, with Rev. Lamar Lyon and Rev. Randall Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens, with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mr. DeVaughn honorably served his country as a Veteran of the United States Army during World War II. He was well known as the Owner and Operator of DeVaughn and Son Country Store in White City; and he later served as the Tax Collector for the Autauga County Revenue Department from which he retired after 12 years of service. He is survived by his spouse, Doris Hollon DeVaughn of Prattville; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Wayne Coppedge of Clanton; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Tim Claybrook of Prattville; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Kim Hollon of Prattville; two grandchildren, Harmon (Michelle) Coppedge and Laurie Coppedge; three step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Claybrook, Rhett Hollon and Brooklyn Hollon; one great-grandchild, Leighton Park Coppedge; and two sisters, Lillian Burkhalter of Enterprise and Jenelle (Ralph) Mims of Haynes. Pallbearers will be William Mims, Johnny Burkhalter, Earl Griffin, Paul Griffin, Dwight Griffin and Larry Raines. Honorary pallbearers will be Haynes Wright, Junius Kendrick, Ralph Hunt, Winston Hollon, Bill Turnham, Donald Gandy and members of his Sunday School Class. Memorial tributes may be sent to White Pond Baptist Church, c/o The Grounds Fund, 1898 County Road 21, Prattville, AL 36067. The family will receive friends at Prattville Memorial Chapel on this evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

DeVaughn, Melvin, age 43, died at his home in Clanton last Saturday, March 31 at 12:15 p. m.  Services were held at Pleasant Grove, beat 15, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. The wife, Mrs Jessie Mims DeVaughn survives. alone with one daughter, Mrs Frances Roper of Birmingham.  Two Grandchildren:  Two sisters, Miss Vera Mims and Mrs. Lena Henley both of Clanton, Rte 3.  Two brothers:  Milton DeVaughn of Billingsley and Harvey DeVaughn of Clanton. He was a native of Chilton County and was son of Elijah DeVaughn and Dora Wright DeVaughn.

Union Banner dated April 7, 1955, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

DeVaughn, Mitchell Watson, age 73. of Verbena died on April 16 in the Chilton County Hospital.  A native of Chilton County, he was born on July 27, 1901. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Viola C. DeVaughn, Verbena; two daughters, Maxine Gray, Chicago, Illinois, Betty Skag, Palos Hills, Illinois; one son Ancel DeVaughn, Calumet City, Illinois, one brother, Lincoln DeVaughn, Statesville, North Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Louise Jones, Clanton; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Services were held at 2:00 on April 18, at Chestnut Creek.  The Revs. Warren Culver was the officiating minister. Active pallbearers were Arthur Floyd Wade, Flem Thomas, Danny Wade, Kenny Gray, Homer Robinson and James Smith.  Martin Funeral Home directing.

Chilton News dated April 24, 1975, transcribed by Otis Murphy

DeVaughn, Pinkney Rowe        March 18, 1857        October 11, 1927       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 10-20-1927, Mr. Pinkney R. DeVaughn, age 70, died last Tue. at his home on Clanton Route 2.  He was the Father of Mr. O.L. DeVaughn, burial was at Poplar Springs Cemetery.

DeVaughn, Rueben Arnold        December 28, 1913        May 04, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, May 6, 2004, Reuben A. DeVaughn Services for Reuben DeVaughn, 90, of Clanton, will be held today, May 6, at Martin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery with Reverends Tony Hughes, Cletice Ingram and Jim Popwell officiating. Mr. DeVaughn, a carpenter, died May 4. Survivors include his daughters, Joyce Ann Vaughn and Elnora Brigance of Clanton; sons, Ocie and Terry DeVaughn of Clanton; brother, Calvin DeVaughn of Clanton; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dobbs, Benjamin F.     June 11, 1850        March 01, 1916       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 337, Dobbs, B.F.  1860-6-11  1916-3-1.(2) Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, DOBBS, Benjamine, died 3-1-1916, 8 a.m., born in Ala., white male, farmer, age 66, married, father N.A. Dobbs, born in Ala, Beat 6, Cirrhosis Liver, Shiloh Cemetery, Dr. S.E. Johnson.

Dobbs, LeRoy, Sr.        1923        February 27, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 1, 2005, Services for LeRoy Dobbs, Sr., 82, of Maplesville will be today at Shiloh Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ty Parten and Rev. Clay Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Martin Funeral Home directing. Dobbs died Sunday, February 27 in Prattville. Survivors include his wife, Nadine R. Dobbs of Maplesville; daughter, Judy Henderson of Montgomery; two sons, LeRoy Dobbs, Jr. of McAlpin, Florida and James B. Dobbs of Deatsville; brother, James Erby Dobbs of Prattville; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Donahoo, Ernest Bradford        June 01, 1932        January 10, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, January 12, 2003, Funeral services for Ernest Bradford 'Brad' Donahoo will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Tommy Roy and Rev. Bobby Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Billingsley Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Donahoo was born on July 1, 1932, in Autauga County, the son of the late William Phillip Donahoo and the late Vera Bearden Donahoo.  He was parts manager and mechanic at Ralph Smith Motors for 40 years.  He died on Jan. 10, 2003, at Baptist South Medical Center in Montgomery.  Survivors include his wife, Lorene B. Donahoo, Prattville; four daughters, Ann Hubbard, Billingsley, Sandy Lawley, Randolph, Sue Powell and Shirrel Davis, Both of Prattville; four sons-in-law, James Hubbard, Billingsley, Earl Lawley, Randolph, Randy Powell and Randy Davis, both of Prattville; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Downs, Florence Foshee        March 24, 1907        June 11, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 13, 2001, Funeral services for Florence Foshee Downs, 94, Clanton will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 14, 2001, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Clay Grice and Rev. Clyde Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Clanton City cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 14, 2001, from noon-1p.m.  Down was born on March 24, 1907, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Wiley Foshee and the late Ella Foshee.  She was a homemaker.  She died on June 11, 2001, at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include one son, Stephen G. Downs, Roswel, Ga.; one daughter, Dorothy Downs Houston, Clanton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ben Downs, Jr.

Downs, Hosea Franklin        August 24, 1888        May 09, 1939       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-11-1939, Post-Master Hosea f. Downs, age 51, died Monday.  He has been the Clanton Post-Master since 2-28-1935.  He is survived by his Wife, his Parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Downs, 1 Brother, Joe Ben Downs of Lakeland, Fla., 1 Sister, Mrs. Ruby Pickens, of Denver Col. Burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.

Drake, Mary Hosey       December 17, 1922        February 02, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 4, 2000, Funeral services for Mary Hosey Drake, 77, Douglasville, Ga., will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 1 p.m. from Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton, with Rev. Ken Stephens officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 11 a.m.-1.p.m.  Drake was born on Dec. 17, 1922 in Clanton, the daughter of the late Mark and Sally Elizabeth Popwell Hosey.  She was retired from J.C. Penney with 17 years of service in sales and was a member of Midway United Methodist Church in Douglasville.  She died on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.  Survivors include one daughter, Dr. Ann D. Thomas, Marietta, GA.; three sons, Ron Drake, Marietta, Ga.; Ray Drake, Houston, Texas, and Richard Drake, Swanee, Ga.; one brother, Mark Hosey, Montgomery; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Drake; one sister, Elizabeth Hosey Ledbetter; and three brothers, John Hosey, Fred Hosey and James Hosey.

Driver, Arthur        1905        January 19, 1909       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 8, DRIVER, Arthur, died 1-19-1909, 5 A.M., born Ala., White male, age 4 years, 10 mo., 6 days.  Parents, Asbury and Idella Driver both born Ala., Beat 1, Pneumonia, Macedonia Cemetery, Dr. V .J. Gragg.

Driver, Mr. Clayton E., age 65 of Deatsville Rte. 1, died at Prattville hospital Saturday afternoon at 8:15 o'clock.  Funeral services were held at County Line Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock conducted by Rev. Hardie Harris, Spigener directing.  Pallbearers were--J. H. Nummy, Elton Oates, Thomas and Richard Hogan, Floyd Evans and G. H. Berry. The wife, Mrs Lucy Driver, survives, as well as four sons--Charlie and Jack of Deatsville, Melvin and J. C. of Uralde, Texas; three daughters--Mrs. Zora McDonald, Mrs David Roy, and Mrs. Geraldine Gunnelle, all of Deatsville; one brother, Louis Driver of Clanton; 19 grand children. Union-Banner dated 2-28-1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Driver, Cora Delene        1919        December 09, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 11, 2004, Cora Delene Driver Services for Cora Delene Driver, 85, of Clanton, will be today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dearl Lett officiating. Burial will follow in the Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery. Driver died December 9 in Jackson Hospital. Survivors include three sons, Charles Driver of Deatsville, Eddie Earl Driver of Marbury and Robert Driver of Clanton; three sisters, Leona Adams of Clanton, Marie Headley of Clanton and Willodean Jones of Clanton; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tillie R. Driver.

Driver, Edgar D. 'Edd'        1889        December 1945       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-06-1945, Edd Driver, age 54, died at his home at Coopers Sat.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Bessie Mae Scarbrough Driver, 2 Sons, Tillie and Vester, 2 Daughters, Betty Marie Driver, and Mrs. Bertie Mae Jenkins, 3 Brothers, Lewis of Clanton, Clayton of Elmore, and Nick of Wadsworth.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 366, Driver, Edd 1889  1945.

Driver, Henry H.        May 1890        August 17, 1926       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-26-1926, Henry Driver died Aug. 17.  He was sick 1 week, age 36.  Leaves Widow and 6 Children.  His First Wife was Maude Lansford and his last Wife was Gertrude Lockhart.  He was a Son of Sampson and Mary E. Mims Driver. He died in the Clanton Hospital and burial was at Highland Baptist Cemetery.

Driver, Infant Son        April 12, 1910        April 13, 1910       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 28, DRIVER, Infant of Clayton, died 4-13-1910, 10 A.M., Born Chilton Co., Ala., White Male, Age 1 day, Parents, Clayton and Lucy Driver Born Ala., Beat 16, premature, Old Salem Cemetery, Mid-Wife, Fady Robinson.

Driver, James Berry ‘Jim’ Missing since January 3rd, the body of James Berry (Jim) Driver, age 57, of Cooper, was found in the woods near the home of Mrs. John Bates in Beat 16 last Thursday morning.  The man was last seen alive in that vicinity more than a month ago, and indications are that he died of natural causes, according to Coroner Leroy B. Martin, on or about January 3rd.  About $25.00 was found on the body by the officials investigating. Services were held at Bethany at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fred Lowery; Martin directing.  Pallbearers were: E. C. Morris, H. N. Logan, Sgt. W. D. Crawford, W. D. Dykes and C. R. Driver.  Flower girls--Mrs. W. D. Crawford, Mrs. Wallace Burns, Mrs. E. C. Morris, Betty Jean Morris, and Mrs. O. B. Nelson. Besides the wife, Mrs. Bessie Logan Driver of Verbena, surviving is one son, James O. Driver, two daughters--Mildred and Mary Driver; one brother, Clifford, of Montgomery; two sisters--Mrs W. W. Williams and Dave Driver (Note this is what it said), both of Montgomery. Jim Driver, a World War One veteran, rating 100% disability, was the son of the late Dave Driver and Mary Clinton Driver.  He was born in Marbury in December, 1894.

Union-Banner dated Feb. 14, 1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Driver, James Wattson 'Watt'        September 1882        February 12, 1943       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-18-1943, James Watson Driver, age 60, died at his home in Clanton on Feb. 12.  Burial was at Samaria Cemetery.  He is survived by 5 Sons, 2 Daughters, and 2 Brothers.

Driver, Jimmie Warren        August 10, 1934        April 19, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, April 23, 2003, Funeral services for Jimmie Warren Driver, 68 of Verbena, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Davis officiating. Burial followed at Verbena Cemetery.  Born on August 10, 1934 to Ocie H. Driver and Minnie Lee Driver, he died April 19, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.  Survivors include his wife Nancy Ruth Driver of Verbena; sons Jimmy Dewayne Driver of Richland, Wash. and Michael Duncan Driver of Spring, Texas; daughters Linda Grier of Deatsville, Cindy Coolman of Houston, Texas and Kathy Pace of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Driver, John David        August 09, 1931        January 25, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 28, 2000, Funeral services for John David Driver, 68, Clanton, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton at 2 p.m., with Rev. Edward Chandler and Rev. Robert Griffin officiating.  Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Barrett was born on Aug. 9, 1931, in Chilton County, the son of the late Jasper Lafayett and Nellie Kate Driver.  He died on Jan. 25, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center.   Children include three sons, Ray Driver, Clanton, Johnny Driver, Verbena, and Jimmy Driver, Marbury; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

Driver, Lena D.        March 12, 1915        September 07, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 8, 2000, Funeral services for Lena D. Driver, 85, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Southern Heritage Cemetery, with Ridout's Southern Heritage directing.  Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 between 5:30-8 p.m. at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home.  Lena D. Driver was born on March 12, 1915.  She was the last surviving child of Lula and Sidney DeLoach.  She was a member of Berney Points Baptist Church and a member of the Deborah Sunday School Class.  She died on Sept. 7, 2000.  survivors include her son, R. Byron Driver, Huntsville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Driver.

Driver, Mary Clinton Gray       January 1869        February 1942       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-19-1942, Mrs. Mary Clinton Gray Driver, age 72, died Tue. Burial was at the Verbena Cemetery.  She is survived by her Husband, David Driver, 2 Sons, J.C. Driver of Montgomery, and James V. Driver of Clanton, Daughter, Mrs. W.W. Williams, of Montgomery, 3 Brothers, J. W. Gray of Brent, A. C. Gray of Elmore, S.L. Gray of Clanton, 1 Sister, Mrs. Mattie Middlebrooks of Fitzpatrick, Ala. She was the Daughter of the Late German Berry and Martha Artum Ray Gray of Coopers.(2) Internet, http://members.aol.com/DBGlenn/verbena.htm.(3) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 386, Driver, Mary C.  1869  1942.

Driver, Thelma Leona        February 25, 1907        March 12, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, March 14, 2002, Funeral Services for Thelma L. Driver, 95, Verbena, will be held at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Derek Deavers officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Driver was born on Feb. 25, 1907, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Frank Todd and the late Molly Todd.  She was a homemaker.  She died on March 12, 2002, at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home in Alabaster.  Survivors include one son, Jimmy Driver, Roanoke; Faye Jones, Verbena; one brother, Charles Todd, Birmingham; one sister Margie Turpin, Little Rock, Ark.; five grandchildren, Keith Greg, Pam Driver, Kathy Acton, Steve Jones, Kim Sledge; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bascom O. Driver; one son, Odis Driver, and one daughter, Louise Driver.

Driver, Tom, age 73, died at his home near Cooper last Thursday April 1.

Services were at Chestnut Creek.

Survivors:

Mrs. Martha Hughes Driver--wife

Mrs. Pearl Cantrell--daughter--Birmingham

Miss Effie Driver--daughter--Birmingham

Mrs. Mildred Thomas--daughter--Birmingham

Mrs. Marzell Thomas--daughter--Birmingham

Mrs. Gertrude Huett--daughter--Cooper

Alvin Driver--son--Cooper

Eddie Driver--son--Cooper

5 grandsons and 1 great grandson

Mrs. Survilla Connell--sister--Tallassee

He was a native of Chilton County and was the son of Jessie Driver and

Elizabeth Jones Driver.  He was married to Martha Hughes in 1902

Union Banner dated 4-8-1954 Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Driver, William D.        June 1861        1923       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-01-1923, Mr. William D. Driver, age 62, died at Clanton Hospital last Sat. night of heart trouble.  Burial was at Concord.  His Children were Oliver Driver, Sewell Driver, Luther Driver, Mrs. Archie Mims, and Mrs. Rueben E. Wyatt.

Duke, Joseph Addis        January 24, 1914        December 09, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 11, 2001, Funeral services for Joseph Addis Duke, 87, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Bruce Payton officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Duke was born on Jan. 25, 1914, in Alabama, the son of the late G. R. Duke and the late Lula Belle Duke.  He was a farmer and served in the Air Force.  He died on Dec. 9, 2001, at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City.  Survivors include one daughter, Janette Duke Hawkins, Clanton; one son, Bobby Duke, Panama City; 11 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by Nora Duke.

Duke, Nora G. Vines        July 15, 1917        September 15, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 17, 1999, Funeral services for Nora G. Vines Duke will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday Sept. 17, 1999, at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Kelley and Rev. Barry Kornegay officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin funeral Home directing.  Duke was born on July 15, 1917, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Willie J. and Onie Gray.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Sept. 15, 1999, in Shelby Medical Center.  Survivors include her husband, Joseph Addis Duke, Clanton; one son, Marvin R. "Buddy" Vines, Jr., Clanton; two daughters, Myra V. Meacham, Montgomery, and Mary Linda V. Jones, Florence; one brother, Olice Gray, Birmingham; three sisters Ruth Tanner, Birmingham, Alpha Mae Driver, Decatur, and Coleen Traywick, Stockbridge, Ga.; one step-son, Bobby Duke; one step-daughter, Jeanette Hawkins, Selmer, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 21 Step Great-grandchildren.

Dunn, E.J.                       1934       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 6-21-1934, E.J. Dunn, age 62, shot himself in Montgomery.  He is survived by 2 Daughters, 1 Son, 2 Brothers, and 1 Sister.  His Sister is Mrs. Sally J. Kicker, (Mrs. N.A. Kicker) of Clanton.

Dupree, Justin A.        April 12, 1912        December 30, 1978       

(1) "The Chilton County News," January 11, 1979, page 6, Justin A. Dupree, 66, of Montgomery, died December 30, 1978, in Montgomery.  Survivors include one step-daughter, Mrs. Joan Carter, Stockbridge, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Chapman, Mrs. Lillie Mae Jones, both of Coopers, and Mrs. Ennis Duke, Clanton; three half-sisters, Mrs. Tommie Jones, Talladega, Mrs. Jane Duke, Birmingham, and Mrs. Dean Edwards, Selma; 2 grandchidlren.  Funeral services were held January 1, 1979, 11 a.m. at Sarber Chapel with interment in Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  Rev. Paul Hickman was officiating minister.  Sarber-Chilton County Funeral Home directing.  Pallbearers were Delmar Gore, Stuart Arnold, Curtis Tindal, Jimbo Carter, John Beutler and Ken Jones.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 368, Dupree, Justin A.  1912-4-12  1978-12-30.

Durbin, Andrew J.        1865        1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 4-12-1945, Andrew J. Durbin, age 79, died at Clanton Sunday.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mollie Durbin, 3 Sons, H.D., F. M. and M.C. all of Clanton, and by 3 Daughters.

Durbin, Mable Inez August 17, 1893        March 01, 1933       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-02-1933, Mrs. Mabel Inez Durbin, age 39, Wife of Rev. Davis Durbin died at her home in West End Clanton last Wednesday.  Burial was at Liberty Hill Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Davenport.  She is survived by her Husband, Rev.H.D. Durbin, two Daughters, Delene and Irma Durbin.

Duren, Fulton N.        February 27, 1855        December 27, 1939       

(1) "The Chilton County News," January 4, 1940, Mr. Fulton N. Duren, age 84, passed away Wednesday morning, December 27, at 10 o'clock at his residence at Jemison Route 2.  Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Mars Hill conducted by Rev. W. P. Lowery. Interment was in the Church cemetery with Spigener Funeral Home in charge. He is survived by one son, E. D. Duren of Clanton; eight daughters, Mrs. Eva Lowery, Mrs. Letchie Childers, Mrs. Vonnie Wilke, Mrs. Essie Martin of Jemison, Mrs. Eula Mims, Mrs. Sennie Smitherson, Mrs. Ross Sims, Mrs. Dona Allen of  Sylacauga; one half-sister, Mrs. Jennie Miles of Georgia. Grandsons acted as pallbearers.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 1-04-1940, Mr. Fulton N. Duren, age 84, died Dec. 26, burial was at Mars Hill.  He married Miss Lizzie Abbot in 1879, and she has been dead for 27 years.  He is survived by 1 Son, and 8 Daughters.(3) "Chilton County News," Chilton County Alabama local newspaper, January 1940 Deaths.

Duren, Roland Lee  September 04, 1914        October 11, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 15, 1997, Funeral services for Roland Lee Duren, 83, of Jemison were Oct. 13, 1997, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Patteson officiating. Burial was in Midway Cemetery in Verbena with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Duren was born Sept 4, 1914, to the late Edgar and Fannie Mae Duren.  He was a retired baggage handler of Eastern Airlines.  He died Oct. 11, 1997 at his residence in Jemison.  He is survived by his wife, Levonia Duren of Jemison, two sons:  Billy W. Duren of Memphis, Tenn., and Rondall Duren of Alabama; two brothers: James Tyler Duren and Gene Duren, both of Clanton; three sisters: Linnis Medlock, Eula Faye Ramey and Rena Mae Marcus, all of Clanton; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Duren, Velma Edwards       June 04, 1920        June 19, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 22, 1997, Funeral services for Velma Edwards Duren, 77, of Clanton, were held on Saturday, June 19, 1997 at the Martin Chapel at 2 p.m. with Elder Mike Smith and Reverend Steve Inman officiating.  Burial was a the Mt. Pisgah Methodist Cemetery in Clanton with the Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Duren was born in Chilton County on June 4, 1920 to the late Jasper Edwards, Sr. and Elizabeth Popwell Edwards.  She died in Clanton on June 19, 1997.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fulton "Snooks" Duren, and a son, Ray Duren.  She is survived by a son, Douglas Duren, Clanton; a grandson and a granddaughter, Duane Duren Mims, Clanton; Melanie Duren Elliott, Birmingham; three brothers and two sisters, Sam Edwards, Clanton; Jasper Edwards, Jr., Prattville; James M. Edwards, Selma; Alice Mims, Montgomery; Leola Milford, Alex City.

Dutton, Senie        February 28, 1889        December 20, 1942       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-24-1942, Mrs. Senie Davis, 43, died in Clanton Sunday.  burial was at Collins Chapel Cemetery.  Survived by 1 Daughter, Mrs. Joe Ben McDowell, and 2 Sons.  She was the Daughter of the Late Buddie Dutton.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 81, Davis, Sennie D.  1889-2-28  1942-12-20.

Dykes, Benjamin F. 'Ben', Rev.        1901        1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-02-1945, Rev. Ben F. Dykes, age 44, Baptist Minister, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Oneonta, Ala. died of a Stroke following his Sunday Morning Sermon last Sunday, July 29.  He began preaching at age 18.  He is survived by his Wife, 3 Sons, Marion A. Dykes, Frank Dykes, and David Eugene Dykes, 2 Daughters, Nellie Mayes Dykes, and Annie Myrtle Dykes,  2 Brothers Sam of Birmingham, and Will of Clanton, 1 Half-Brother, Ernest Wyatt of Texas, 3 Sisters, Mrs. M.M. Gray, Mrs. T.E. Gray and Mrs. M. Venslove.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery of Oneonta, Ala.  He was the Son of Late Elder and Mrs. Joshua Marion Dykes, Jr. of The County.

Dykes, Curtis Lee        November 08, 1914        November 04, 1999       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 7, 1999, Funeral services for Curtis Lee Dykes, 84, Clanton, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, with Rev. Frank Mims and Rev. Howard Carroll officiating.  Burial followed at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Dykes was born on Nov. 8, 1914, in Alabama.  He was a painter.  He died on Nov. 4, 1999, at Tallassee Health Care.  Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae McDowell Dykes, Clanton; one son, Joe L. Dykes, Sulpher, La.; one Daughter, Carolyn Muncher, Clanton; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 130, Dykes, Curtis L.  1914-11-8.

Dykes, James Allen 'Jim'        July 27, 1869        November 01, 1944       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 354, Dykes, James Allen  1869-7-27  1944-11-1.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-09-1944, James A. Dykes, age 75, died Nov. 1 Burial was at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  Surivived  by his Wife, Mrs. Anna Dennis Dykes, 5 Daughters, Mrs. Sallie Culver, Mrs. Doshia Jones, Mrs. Connie Dennis, Mrs. Virgil Mims, and Mrs. Libbie Grant, 3 Half-Brothers, Will Dykes of Clanton, Rev. Ben Dykes of Oneonta, and Sam Dykes of Birmingham, 2 Half-Sisters, Mrs. Josephine Gray of Clanton, and Mrs. Lena Gray of Birmingham.  He was Son of Late Elder Joshua Marion Dykes, Jr.

Dykes, Mrs. Laura Anna Dennis, age 80, died at the home in Clanton Friday, August 26th.  Services were at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors:

Mrs. Sallie Culver--dau--Clanton

Mrs. Hardie Jones--dau--Clanton

Mrs. O. W. Dennis--dau--Tallassee

Mrs. C. S. Mims--dau--Clanton

Mrs. E. J. Grant--dau--Clanton

Horace, Levi, and Bennie Dennis--brothers--Clanton

C. C. Dennis--brother--Mt. Creek

Dock Dennis--brother--Maplesville

18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren She was native of Chilton County and daughter of Ben Dennis and Malissa Foshee Dennis.  Her husband, James Allen Dykes, died Nov. 1, 1944.

Union-Banner dated Sept. 1, 1955, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Dykes, Mrs Lula Catherine, age 69, died suddenly at her home Sunday following a heart attack.  Surviving are the husband, H. M. Dykes, Jemison; a brother, F. M. Norris, Montgomery; a sister, Mrs. Annie Waites, Deatsville, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at New Hope Baptist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with the Elder J. B. Williams officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Evans Funeral Home in charge.

Union Banner dated December 3, 1953, transcribed by Otis Murphy

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Easterling, Dorothy Catherine 72, of Clanton died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at her residence. She was born on Wednesday, March 16, 1938 in Chilton Co., Alabama, Daughter of the late L.B. Adams and the late Camillia Easterling. She was a Cook. Surviving are her Husband, Ennis L. Easterling of Clanton, AL; 3 Sons, Ira L. Easterling of Umatilla, FL, Vernon Easterling of Calera, AL, James Warren Easterling of Clanton, AL; Daughter, Evangeline Griffin of Clanton, AL; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; Brother, J.L. Adams of Clanton, AL. She was preceded in death by her Parents, L.B. & Camillia Adams. Graveside services will be held Monday, May 3, 2010, at 2:00PM. at Refuge Baptist Cemetery with Rev. David Reed and Rev. Charles Brooks officiating. Martin Funeral Home directing.

Easterling, Elijah Crawford, age 66, of Clanton, Rte. 1, died at a local hospital last Thursday.  Services were held at Sunshine Saturday morning at 11 o'clock conducted by Revs. M. Lockhart and Morris Mims;  Martin in charge. (pallbearers and flower ladies were listed.) The wife, Mrs. Susie Wilson Easterling, survives; son, Leon Easterling of Route 1, daughter, Mrs Reba Kelley of Route 1, sister, Mrs. Tom Minor of

Clanton Rte. 1; two half sisters, Mrs. Schrilla Mims. Mrs. W. A. Bell; three half brothers,--Sam, Mallie and Ollie Easterling. Native of Chilton county, he was a son of John Easterling and Rebecca Lockhart Easterling.

Union Banner dated August 30, 1956. transcribed by Otis Murphy

Easterling, Kemmie L., age 53, of Route 5, died at a Montgomery hospital last Friday at 10:25 p.m. Services were held at Concord Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. conducted by Revs. Stuckey Carroll and Williams. Martin in charge of arrangements. (Pallbearers were listed) The wife Mrs. Mable Birdie Easterling, survives; 3 sons--James Willie of the U. S. Army in Japan, J. E. and Charles Wayne of Clanton; 2 daughters--Mrs. Mable Joyce Bates and Mrs. Nellie Faye Nelson both of Clanton; 3 grandchilden; father J. Lewis Easterling of Route 1; 4 brothers--Jim, Allie, and Judson all of Clanton Routes, and Curtis of Birmingham; six sisters--Mrs. L. D. Adams, Mrs Minnie Blalock, Mrs. Roberta Mims, Mrs. Estelle Johnson and Mrs. Effie Wyatt, all of Clanton. Kemmie Easterling, a mute, was a native of Chilton county, his mother being the late Mahala Baker Easterling. He was a member of Concord Baptist church.
Union Banner dated May 17, 1956, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Easterling, Jimmy Wayne        November 25, 1942        October 24, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 28, 2001, Graveside funeral services for Jimmy W. Easterling, 58, were held Saturday at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton with Brother Randal Mims officiating and Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, Miss. directing.  Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Easterling of Iuka, Miss.; brothers Edwin Easterling and Ricky Easterling, both of Clanton.  Jimmy died at his home in Iuka, Miss. on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Easterling, Leonard Clarence        July 09, 1911        November 09, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 12, 1999, Funeral services for Leonard C. Easterling, 88, Clanton, were held on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. W. T. Cleckler and Rev. Charles Easterling officiating.  Burial followed at Mt. Springs Methodist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Easterling was born on July 9, 1911, in Chilton County.  He died on Nov. 9, 1999 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Survivors include four sons, Everett Easterling, Cropwell, Hershell Easterling, Clanton, Royce Easterling, Gadsden, and Ray Easterling, Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Glenda Mims, Clanton, Doris Coleman, Tuscaloosa, and Joyce Williamson, Buford, Ga.; one brother, Roland Easterling, Clanton; three sisters, Mildred Gore, Thorsby, and Willodean Johnson and Nell Easterling, both of Clanton; 18 grandchildren; 17great-grandchildren; and on great-great-grandchild.

Easterling, Lucille Johnson        April 27, 1915        March 06, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 8, 2001, Funeral services for Lucille Johnson Easterling, 85, of Jemison, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Pinedale Assembly of God, with the Revs. Thurmond Cleckler and Randal Mims officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Creek United Methodist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  She was born in Chilton County on April 27, 1915, the daughter of the late Johnny Johnson and Sally Barker [sic] Johnson.  She died at Hatley Health Care on March 6, 2001.  She was a secretary.  She is survived by three sons, Jimmy Wayne Easterling of Iuka, Miss., James Edwin Easterling and Charles Ricky Easterling, both of Jemison; one brother, Johnny Johnson of Foley; two sisters, Louise Patterson and Mildred Scott, both of Clanton; two grandchildren and tree great-grandchildren.

Easterling, Mary Frances        July 26, 1935        May 26, 2002       

Internet, http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/al/al-chilton7.htm, Mary Frances Easterling:  Funeral services for Mary Frances Easterling, 66, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Billy Boatwright officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Easterling was born on July 26, 1935 in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Lon Baker and the late Lizzie Baker. She was a homemaker. She died on May 26, 2002, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. Survivors include two sons, Nicky Easterling, Clanton, and Gary Easterling, Montgomery; one daughter, Sherry Moss, Clanton; four grandsons; one brother, Sam Baker, Montgomery; and one sister, Sara Ruth Baker, Clanton.

Easterling, Mary Maggie        December 24, 1907        June 10, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 4, 1999, Funeral services for Mary Maggie Easterling, 91, of Clanton, were held at Sunshine Assembly of God on Friday, July 2, 1999, with Rev. Thurmond Cleckler and Rev. Arthur Davis officiating.  Burial followed at Sunshine Assembly of God Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Easterling was born on Dec. 24, 1907, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Martin and Susie Giles.  She was a homemaker.  She died on June 10, 1999, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include two sons, Horace Easterling, Clanton, and Jimmy Ross Easterling, Wetumpka; two daughters, Frances Payton and Betty Sue Galloway, both of Clanton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard J. Easterling.

Easterling, Roland Lee  February 24, 1918        August 31, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, Funeral services for Roland Lee Easterling, 84, of Clanton, were held Monday, Sept 2, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial services followed at Sunshine Assembly of God Cemetery in Clanton.  Rev. Arthur Davis and Rev. W. T. Cleckler officiated the service.  Born on Feb. 24, 1918 to Johnny Easterling and Rosie Askew Easterling of Chilton County, he died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include his wife, Gertie M. Easterling of Clanton; son Jimmy Wayne Easterling of Clanton; daughter Sara Nell Robinson of Clanton; sisters Mildred Gore of Thorsby and Willodean Johnson of Clanton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Easterling, Mrs. Tobitha Robinson, age, 74, died at a local hospital Friday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock. Services were held at Walnut Creek Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Revs. Norman Carr, Mobley and Helms.
Martin in charge of arrangements. (Pallbearers were named.) Four sons survive--James A., Clyde A. and Willie H. Easterling, all of
Clanton, and Elijah of Jemison; one daughter, Mrs. Margie Kennedy of Clanton; 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; sister Mrs. Hattie Nell Wyatt of Clanton. Native of Chilton county, she was a daughter of John Robinson and Mahala
Mims Robinson. Her husband, the late Thomas R. Easterling died some 21 years ago.
Union Banner dated April 19, 1956, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Easterling, Velma M.    December 05, 1920        September 26, 2000        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 28, 2000, Funeral services for Velma Easterling, 79, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.  Burial will follow at Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000 from 6-8 p.m.  Easterling was born on Dec 5, 1920, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late James Samuel and Cerilla Easterling.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Sept. 26, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.  Survivors include four daughters, Mable C. Gilliland, Prattville, Gail Williams, Orlando, Fla., Sarah Barrett, Jemison, Marie Fields, Montgomery; one son, Wayne Easterling, Prattville; five brothers Jack Easterling, Prattville, Collis Easterling, Ennis Easterling, Sam Easterling, David Easterling, all of Clanton; two sisters, Myrtle Mims and Geraldean Lockhart, both of Clanton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hardy Easterling.

Edwards, Charles Evelyn        April 24, 1916        February 12, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 15, 2000, Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Evelyn Wilkerson, 83, Thorsby, were held yesterday at Martin Chapel with the Rev. Harry Gulledge officiating.  Burial followed at Thorsby Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Wilkerson was born in Chilton County to the late Robert and Alice Popwell Edwards on April 24, 1916.  She died at Shelby Medical Center on February 12.  She is survived by one son, Charles Wilkerson of Thorsby; one sister, Marguerite Mooney of Thorsby, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and one nephew.

Edwards, Cleo Franklin        August 13, 1918        January 27, 1919       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 48, Edwards, Cleo  1918-8-13 1919-1-27  Son/Claude & Addie Edwards.(2) Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, EDWARDS, Claud C., died 1-27-1919, 2 a.m., born in Ala., white male, 6 months, Parents, Claud and Addie Gothard Edwards, both born in Ala., Whooping Cough, Mars Hill cemetery, Dr. J. M. B. Johnson.

Edwards, Emmett L.     April 08, 1911        April 18, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," April 23, 2003, Funeral services for Emmett L. Edwards, 92 of Clanton, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2003 at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Nobles and Rev. Greg Edwards officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Born on April 8, 1911, to Elbert Edwards and Betty Elizabeth Edwards, he died April 18, 2003 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton. Survivors include his daughter Mary E. Davis of Clanton; sons Eurshel (Faye) Edwards of San Antonio, Texas, Berligh (Ruth) Edwards of Daphne, Joe (Frances) Edwards of Prattville, Lee (Gerry) Edwards of Tillamook, Ore., David (Idis) Edwards of Verbena, Kenneth (Sue) Edwards of Deatsville and Marvin (Carol) Edwards of Canton, Texas; brother Earnest Edwards; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Edwards, Ernest Paul February 02, 1908        December 26, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 28, 2003, Services for Ernest Edwards, 95, of Clanton, were held Dec. 26 with burial at Mount Pisgah Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Edwards, a farmer, died in his home Dec. 26. Survivors include his daughters, Elaine Billingsley of Billingsley, Annie Baker of Verbena and Helen Edwards of Clanton; grandchildren; Butch Billingsley, Phillip Baker, Rosalind Griffin, and Robbie Jones; and great-grandchildren, Phillip Baker II, Will Griffin, Grace Griffin and Lawson Jones.

Edwards, Gladys Estelle D.       August 15, 1910        April 09, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 10, 1998, Funeral services for Gladys Estelle D. Edwards, 87, of Clanton are today, April 10, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Mineral Springs Baptist Church.  Burial is in Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawley with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs Edwards was born Aug. 15, 1910 in Chilton County to the late William Henry and Loutisha Eleanor Dobbs.  She was a dietary department worker.  She died April 9, 1998, at her residence in Clanton.  She is survived by a daughter, Mable Mitchell of Clanton; a son Harold Williams of Clanton; a sister, Lula Mae Smitherman of Clanton; a daughter-in-law, Marie Williams of Clanton; and four grandchildren.

Edwards, Jasper, Jr.    May 27, 1925        January 20, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 23, 1998, Funeral services for Jasper Edwards, Jr., 72, of Prattville are today, Jan. 21, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Indian Grave Baptist Church with Rev. Hershel Blalock, Rev. Cecil O. Sewell and Rev. J.W. Shaw officiating  Burial is in Martin Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Edwards was born May 27, 1925, in Alabama to the late Jasper and Elizabeth Edwards.  He served as a minister.  He died Jan. 20, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery.  He is survived by his wife, Betty D. Edwards of Prattville; a daughter, Renee Sample of Montevallo; a son, Mark Edwards of Clanton; a granddaughter, Suzanne Sample of Montevallo; two sisters:  Alice Mims of Montgomery and Leola Milford of Alexander City; and two brothers:  James Edwards of Selma and Sam Edwards of Clanton.

Edwards, Jesse Harrison        1854        December 15, 1908       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 3, EDWARDS, Jessie Harrison, died 1-15-1908, 9 A.M. b. Ala. White Male, Farmer, age 56, married.  Parents James and Sally Edwards, born Ala., Beat 10, Convulsions, Providence Cemetery, Dr. R. J. Eiland.

Edwards, John        March 11, 1855        July 11, 1928       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 7-19-1928, John Edwards, age 73, died last Wed. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Culp in Clanton, burial Pleasant Grove.

Edwards, Lillian Gertrude        September 01, 1905        December 22, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 26, 1999, Funeral services for Lillian Gertrude Edwards, 94, Clanton, were held on Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at New Cedron Baptist Church, with Rev. Lyn Rowe and Rev.. Frank Mims officiating.  Burial followed at New Cedron Baptist Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Edwards was born on Sept 1, 1905, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Will and Alice Burnette.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Dec. 22, 1999.  Survivors include two sons, Julius Edwards, Jr., and Billy F. Edwards, both of Clanton; two daughters, Mary Frances Cox, Clanton, and Charlotte Fay Edwards, Montevallo; one sister, Earnestine Monroe, LaMirada, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Edwards, Sr., and one daughter, Alice Elizabeth Cleckler.

Edwards, Martin Van Buren, Jr.        1923                      "

The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, Tuesday, January 13, 2004, Services for Martin Van Edwards, 81, of Clanton will be held Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. at Martin Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lomax Church of Christ with Reverend Darryl Fuller officiating. Visitation will be today, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Survivors include his sons, Warren Edwards of Jemison and Martin Edwards of Helena; daughters, Delores Green of Weogulfka, Linda Thomas of Billingsley, Donna Morgan of Clanton and Phoebe Deason of Pensacola, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Edwards was the son of Van Buren and Clara Frazier Edwards.

Edwards, Paralee        December 01, 1903        October 07, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 9, 2001, Funeral services for Paralee Edwards, 97, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Northcutt, Rev. Lonnie Plunkett, and Rev. Wendell Kelly officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001 form 5-8 p.m. Edwards was born on Dec. 1, 1903 in Chilton County, the daughter of the late William Cleckler and the late Ida G. Edwards.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Oct. 7, 2001, at Prattville Baptist Nursing Center.  Survivors include three daughters, Drucilla (Bill) Schuffert, Prattville, and Eula (Lester) Parrish and Bernice (Conrow) Easterling, both of Clanton; one son, Darvin (Myrtice) Edwards, Clanton; one sister, Lettie Smith, Sylacauga.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwards.

Edwards, Sam        October 17, 1918        June 06, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 8, 1999, Funeral services for Sam Edwards, 80, Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Inman officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Edwards was born on Oct. 17, 1918, in Alabama, the son of the late Jasper and Lizzie Edwards, Sr.  He was a supervisor.  He died on June 6, 1999 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  Among the survivors are his wife, Margie K. Edwards, Clanton; two daughters, Audrey E. Giles, Clanton, and Helen E. Reynolds, Boynton Beach, Fla.; one son, Delbert Lamar Edwards, Burleson, Texas; one Step-son, Steve Raymond, Interlachen, Fla; one brother, James Edwards, Clanton; two sisters, Alice Mims, Montgomery, and Leola MIlford, Alexander City; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Edwards, William Andrew        April 16, 1874        April 09, 1940       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-11-1940, William Andrew Edwards, age 65, died Tues.  His Funerla was conducted by Rev. G.G. Williams.  Burial was at the Concord Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, 3 Sons, 2 Daughters, he was Son of Tobe and Mary Johnson Edwards and was born 2 miles south east of Clanton.  He married Miss Lula Maddox 46 years ago.

Eiland, Absalom 'Ab' July 23, 1834        September 28, 1908       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 2, EILAND, Absoloam, died 9-28-1908, Farmer, age 80, Beat 9, Father Francis Marion Eiland, Ga., Suicide, Burial Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Eiland, Cecil        April 27, 1916        February 15, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, February 18, 2003, Funeral services for Cecil Eiland, 86 of Clanton, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alvin Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Methodist Cemetery in Thorsby. Born on April 27, 1916 to Terrance Eiland and Betty Eiland, he died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include sisters Fannie M. Cox of Alabaster, Frances Downs of Canton, Md. and Myrtle Conner of Greenrock, IL.

Eiland, Coolie John, age 80 died at the residence in Lindon, Ala. Saturday, February 4th at 12:30 p. m. Services were held at the Lindon Baptist Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. Jack Green, Spigener of Demopolis in charge. Pallbearers were; M. F. Law, Cephus Holliman, R. J. Westbrook. Tom Boggs, Jasper Tucker and C. A. Barkley; honorary--Berlin McKinney, U. B. Weaver, G. B. Chandler, Roy Hartsell, H. E. Scott, F. M. Jones, Roy Rhoades, Dr. G. J. Dunning Sr, Dennis Barkley, Dr. Kimbrell. The wife, Mrs Mattie Headley Eiland survives; one daughter, Mrs Ada Alleen Gbio of Roanoke, Va.; two grandsons--Herbert Doyle of Linden and Ralph Doyle of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Mrs. Alice Harris of Clanton. Mr. Eiland, well known in Chilton County during the earlier years was born at Coopers; was a member of the Linden Baptist Church, former school teacher, for many years had the dis_____ of being the ranking Republican of Marengo County. He was a farmer and grist mill operator. A brother was the late Dr. R. J. Eiland of Clanton.
Union-Banner dated 2-9-1956, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Eiland, Ellen Hilyer Watts        July 20, 1856        February 14, 1940       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-22-1940, Mrs. Ellen Hilyer Watts Eiland, age 83, died Feb. 14.  She was the Second Wife of Gilbert S. Eiland who died several years ago.  Burial was at New Salem.  She is survived by 1 Son, Robert F. Watts, fo Talladega, 4 Daughters, Mrs. T. J. Hamilton of Atmore, Ala.  Mrs. W.F. Gilliland of Clanton, Mrs. Willie J. Gray of Clanton, and Mrs. A. L. Bowles, Clanton, 1 Brother, Stephen Hilyer.  She was born and reared in Coosa Co.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 232, Eiland, Ellen Watt  1856-7-20  1940-2-14.

Eiland, Ethel Lee        1889        January 1945       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 366, Calloway, Ethel Eiland 1889 1945.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-18-1945, Mrs. Ethel Lee Eiland Calloway, Wife of Harley Calloway, age 56, of Coopers died Tuesday.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek.  Funeral service was conducted by Rev. G.G. Williams.  She is survived by 2 Daughters, Mrs. C.A. Allmond of Texas, Mrs. C. B. Clements of Selma, her Mother, Mrs. Zack A. Eiland of Mountain Creek, 5 Grandchildren, 1 Sister, Mrs. Jettie Lake of Troy, 7 Brothers, Dr. John D. Eiland of Clanton, William F. Eiland of Verbena, Sam Eiland of Dothan, Clayton and Oscar Eiland of Montgomery, Enoch Eiland of Benton, James Eiland in Military Service.

Eiland, Felix, age 85, died at the home at Thorsby last Saturday morning at 8:45 o'clock following a long illness. Services were held at

Thorsby Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. B. B. Burks; Spigener directing. Masons were in charge of the grave burial in Thorsby cemetery. The wife, Mrs Sarah Foshee Eiland, survives, as well as one son, E. H. Eiland of Thorsby; four sisters--Mrs. Jennie Higgins of Pensacola, Fla., Mrs. C. C. Hays and Mrs. Frances Higgins both of Birmingham. Mr. Eiland was a member of a pioneer family of Chilton County, son of Ab. Eiland and Annie Chjristian Eiland, who spent their lifetime in the Cedar Grove community. Mr. Eiland has been a prominent and influential citizen of Thorsby for a number of years.
Union Banner dated March 27, 1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Eiland, Mrs. Margaret Calloway, age 69, died at the residence at Mountain Creek Tuesday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock. Services will be Thursday at Chestnut Creek.
Survivors:
William F. Eiland--husband
Mrs. Katie Hyde--daughter--Gadsden
Mrs. Inez Bates--daughter--Germany
Harley Calloway--brother--Cooper
George Caloway--brother--Verbena
Mrs. A. D. Jones--sister--Marbury
Mrs. Bill McKinney--sister--Tuscaloosa
5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren She was a native of Chilton County and the daughter of William Calloway and
Caroline Fulmer Calloway.
Union Banner dated 4-1-1954 Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Eiland, Max Wilson        December 19, 1922        May 11, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 14, 2000, Funeral services for Max Wilson Eiland, 77, Clanton, were held on Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church No. 1, with Rev. Mike Lawrence and Rev.  Jeff Calhoun officiating. Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Eiland was born on Dec. 19, 1922, in Chilton County, the son of the late Henry and Annie Hayes Eiland.  He was a welder.  He died on May 11, 2000, at Medical Center East in Birmingham.  Survivors include his wife, Bessie Eiland, Clanton; two sons, Roger Eiland and Lynn Eiland, both of Clanton; one daughter, Juliet Hayes, Clanton; one brother, Jesse Eiland, Saraland; one sister, Pauline Owen, Winter Garden, Fla; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Eiland, Rena H       September 25, 1911        June 27, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 28, 2001, Funeral services for Rena H. Eiland, 89, Clanton, will be held at Pates Chapel Baptist Church on Friday, June 29, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Alvin Porter officiating.  Burial followed at Pates Chapel Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home Chapel officiating.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 28, 2001, from 5-8 p.m.  Eiland was born on Sept. 25, 1911, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Charles Hayes and the late Mamie Hayes.  She was a housewife.  She died on June 27, 2001, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Eiland, Thorsby; two daughters, Catherine Dawson, Jemison, and Geraldine Eiland, Clanton; one sister, Marie Williams, Clanton; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Eiland, Sarah Ann Christian February 25, 1847        November 01, 1937       

 Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-04-1937, Mrs. Sarah Ann Christian Eiland, age 90, died at the home of her Daughter, Mrs. J.E. Littlejohn, Monday.  She was born Feb. 26, 1847.  Burial was at Cedar Grove.  She was the Widow of Absalom Eiland.  Survived by 5 Sons, Felix of Thorsby, Frances Marion of Underwood, J. H. Eiland and C. N. Eiland of Clanton Route 4, T. V. Eiland of Thorsby Route 1, 7 Daughters, Mrs. J. N. Littlejohn, Mrs. Rebecca Riggins, Mrs. Frances Riggins, Mrs. Seburn Riggins, Mrs. C.C. Hayes, Mrs. James Price, and Mrs. Jennie Riggins.

Eiland, Terrance Vincent        January 30, 1892        September 05, 1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-13-1945, Mr. T. V. Eiland, age 53, died Thorsby Rt. 1, Sept 5.  Burial was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Survived by his Wife, 6  Sons, Cecil, Grady, Roy, Raymond, Marion, and James, 3 Daughters, 3 Brothers, C. N. of Clanton, Felix of Thorsby, F. M. of Underwood, 6 Sisters, Mrs. Julia Littlejohn, Mrs. Frances Riggins, Mrs. Julisa Riggins, Mrs. Pardilla Hayes, Mrs. Callie Price, and Mrs. Jimmie Riggins.

Eiland, William Boone 'Bo', Jr.        1949        March 31, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet April 1, 2005, William Boone "Bo" Eiland, Jr. 55, of Spanish Fort, died Thursday, March 31.Survivors include his wife, Donna Eiland of Spanish Fort; son, Boone Eiland of Covington, LA; daughter, Emily Gonzalez of Fairhope; two grandsons, Will Eiland and Ian Eiland, both of Covington, LA; sister, Elisabeth Cleckler of Clanton; two brothers, Paul Eiland of Rosinton and Danny Eiland of Clanton. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at Martin Memorial Cemetery with Rev. John Troubough and Rev. Larry Anderson officiating.

Ellison, Cecil Clyde        August 12, 1920        November 20, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 23, 1997, Services for Cecil C. Ellison, 77, of Jemison were Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. S.A. Lowery officiating.  Burial was in Midway Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Ellison died at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham Thursday, November 20.  Survivors include three sons:  Rev. Royce Ellison of Clanton, Luman Ellison of Foley and Stevie Ellison of Montevallo; three daughters, Ann Taylor and Michelle Ward, both of Jemison, and Pam Hall of New Albany, Miss.; two brothers, Floyd Ellison and Grady L. Ellison, both of Jemison, 15, grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Ellison, Cynthia Diane 'Cindy'        May 02, 1967        February 06, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 8, 2001, Funeral services for Cynthia Diane 'Cindy' Ellison, 38, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Tim Trimble officiating.  Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Ellison was born on May 2, 1967, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Warren and Helen Fay Edwards. She was employed in food service.  She died at the intersection of Alabama Highway 191 and County Road 50 on Feb. 6, 2001.  Survivors include her husband, Stevie Ellison, Jemison; two sons, Christopher Wade Dale and Nathan Bryan Dale, both of Jemison; her father, Warren Edwards, Jemison; her mother, Helen Faye Price Edwards, Jemison; one brother, Bruce Edwards, Jemison; and one grandfather, Van Edwards, Clanton.

Ellison, Donald Stevie        March 29, 1962        February 18, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 20, 2001, Funeral services for Donald Stevie Ellison, 38, of Jemison will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton, with the Rev. Willard Scott officiating.  Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Ellison was born in Chilton County on March 29, 1962 to the late Cecil Clyde Ellison and the late Sophia Mae Ellison.  He died on Feb. 18, 2001 on County Road 50 in Thorsby.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Ellison and his parents.  He is survived by three sisters, Ann Taylor, Clanton; Pam Hutchinson, New Albany, Miss.; Michelle Ward, Thorsby; two brothers, Pete Ellison, Elberta; Royce Ellison, Clanton; two step-sons, Chris Dale, Jemison; Nathan Dale, Clanton.

Ellison, Grady Lee        1925        November 16, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, November 18, 2004, Grady Lee Ellison Grady Lee Ellison, 79, of Jemison, died Tuesday, November 16 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Services will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel today at 3 p.m. with Rev. Royce Ellison and Rev. Jeff Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow in the Rocky Mount Cemetery, Jemison. Survivors include three daughters, Vickie Thomas of Jemison, Patsy Taylor of Jemison and Bette Lowery of Jemison; brother, Floyd Ellison of Jemison; and six grandchildren.

Ellison, James Claude 'Red'        1921        December 02, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 4, 2004, James Claude "Red" Ellison James Claude "Red" Ellison, 83, of Jemison, died Thursday, December 2 at his residence. Services are today at Union Grove Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Randy Gothard officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Community Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Jean Ellison of Jemison; two sons, James "Littleman" Ellison of Jemison and Barry Eugene Ellison of Jemison; brother, Robert Earl Ellison of Alabaster; three grandsons, Kevin Ellison of Thorsby, Keith Ellison of Jemison and Bo Ellison of Birmingham; and several nieces and nephews.

Ellison, Marvin Morell        June 17, 1920        August 27, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," August 29, 2003, Service for Marvin M. Ellison, 83 of Montgomery, will be held today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at the Providence Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery. Ellison, an advertising salesman, died Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He is survived by his wife, Doris S. Ellison of Montgomery, three sons - Walter A. Ellison of Montgomery, John W. Ellison of Prattville and Fredrick O. Ellison of Amarillo, Texas. He is also survived by two daughters, Julia A. Lincoln of Montgomery and Paula E. Cole of Billingsley, one sister, Dorothy Furmanski of Lipscomb, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. .

Ellison, Melvin Edward        March 30, 1927        August 15, 2003       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," August 19, 2003, Services for Melvin Ellison, 76 of Clanton, were held Monday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home. The service was officiated by Rev. Robert Gibson. He was buried at Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery. Ellison was a brick-mason. Ellison is survived by five brothers - Joe Richard Ellison of Austin, Texas, Marion Ellison, Jr., of Abelene, Texas, Lonnie Gene Ellison of Dayton, Ohio, Jimmy Ellison of Clanton and Harold Ellison of Clanton as well as two sisters, Annie Ruth Wilson of Clanton and Helen Ellison Dawson of Jemison.(2) Social Security Records: Ancestry.com Web Site, "Electronic."

Emfinger, Clarence E.        January 01, 1915        June 25, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 28, 1998, Funeral services for Clarence E. Emfinger, 83, of Chilton County are June 29, 1998, at 10 a.m. and Bolton Brown Chapel in Columbiana. Mr. Emfinger died June 25, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Mary B. Emfinger of Jemison; three daughters: Mary Jane Gibb of Jemison, Kathryn Avery of Montevallo and Sheila Gothard of Jemison; two sons:  George Emfinger of Montevallo and David Emfinger of Elmore County; three brother: Louis Emfinger of Enterprirse, George Emfinger of Northport and Emmitt Emfinger of Duncanville; two sisters: Mary Coe of Clanton and Willie Mae Smitherman of Alberta; 26 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Evans, Jean E.        July 23, 1860        March 18, 1923       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 181, Evans, J.E. 1860-7-23  1923-3-18.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-22-1923, Jean Evans died Sunday morning, burial was in Clanton Cemetery.  He was born in Atlanta, GA. in 1860, came here in early life.  He married Miss Glennie Tallulah Phillips.  He was a charter member of the Clanton Methodist Church.  His marriage was in 1899.  Oldest Son, John died at age 8, other Children, Clarence Evans, Leon Evans, Robert Evans, Julian Phillips Evans, and J.D. Evans, one daughter, Mrs. Evan Parrish.  His Sister, Miss French Evans, lives in Clanton.

Evans, Nelson Levern        August 30, 1935        October 26, 1996       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 30, 1996, Graveside services for Nelson Leverne Evans, 61, of Selma, were Monday, October 28, 1996, at 2 p.m. in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Evans was born August 30, 1935, to the late Lewis and Exar Langston Evans.  He served in the Navy form March 10, 1955 to August 20, 1956.  He worked as a mechanic.  He died Saturday, October 26, 1996 at Veteran's Hospital in Montgomery.  He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Evans of Clanton; his son, Joseph Evans of Tuscaloosa; and four brothers:  Bill Evans, Charles Evans, both of Maplesville, Clifford Evans of Alabaster and Tommy Evans of Oklahoma.

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Farley, Elmer Clifton        July 18, 1919        June 07, 1943       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 6-17-1943, S. Sgt. Elmer C. Farley, age 24, Son-In-Law of Mrs. Ruby Smith was killed June 7, at Eglin Field by Lightening.  He was talking on the telephone when lightening struck the line, killing him instantly.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Janet Smith Farley of Clanton, his Mother, Mrs. George A. Farley of Birmingham, 2 Sisters.  Burial was at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Birmingham.

Farley, Mable        February 1896        February 11, 1909       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 183, Farley, Mable  1896  1909.(2) Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 9, FARLEY, Mable, died 2-11-1909, 11 A.M. Born Ala., White Female, age 13, Parents John and Annie Farley, both born Ala., Beat 4, Heart disease, Dr. J.P. Hayes.

Farmer, Jewell Esther        October 29, 1907        January 20, 2002       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 22, 2002, Funeral services for Jewell Esther Farmer, 94, Selma, will be held at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Buddy Salsman officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, from 6-7 p.m.  Farmer was born on Oct. 29, 1907, in Alabama, the daughter of the late John Boswell and the late Arrie Zimble Boswell.  She was a homemaker.  She died at Vaughn Regional Medical center/Parkway Camp. Survivors include three sons, J. D. Burkhalter, Selma, Curtis Burkhalter, Las Vegas, Nev., Hershell Burkhalter, Little Rock, Ark.; one brother Wilburn Boswell, Birmingham; one sister, Ethel Thornton, Birmingham; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Howard Burkhalter and John Patterson.(2) Social Security Records: Ancestry.com Web Site, "Electronic."

Farmer, Ruby        October 16, 1889        February 15, 1965       

"Scrapbook kept by Gladys Barnes," Mrs. Ruby Farmer, a lifelong resident of the Stanton community, died there Monday morning.  Funeral services will be held at the Stanton Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Survivors include the husband, M. J. Farmer; three sisters, Mrs. Bela Blocker, of Tuscaloosa, Mrs. G. E. Collins of Clanton, and Mrs. I. J. Smith of Lawley, one brother Alfred Cochran, of Snow Hill; nine stepchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ferguson, Martha Ellen        September 24, 1933        August 06, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 12, 1998, Funeral services for Martha Ellen Ferguson, 64, of Marbury were Aug. 8, 1998, at Marbury Church of God with Rev. W. L. Adams officiating.  Burial was in Marbury Church of God Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Ferguson was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Coosa County to the late Rev. Horace C. and Nora Bell McGalliard Headley.  She was a homemaker.  She died Aug. 6, 1998, at her residence in Marbury.  She is survived by her husband, Wilbourn Thomas 'W. T.' Ferguson of Marbury; three sons:  Larry Ferguson of Leeton, Mo., Terry Ferguson of Salt Lake, Utah, and Gerald Ferguson of Verbena; a daughter, Suzy F. Shrams of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers:  Horace Gaston of Prattville and Thomas J. Headley of Marbury; five sisters:  Elizabeth Johnson of Clanton, Naomi Brown of Brierfield, Julia Larios of Great Falls, Mon., Yvonne Mitchell of Marbury and Pat Stokes of Marbury; seven grandchildren and host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Headley, and a sister, Ruth Nobles.

Ferguson, Rufus C.    February 05, 1920        May 29, 1992       

"Selma Times-Journal," Rufus C. Ferguson, 72, of Maplesville died Friday, May 29, in a local hospital.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Maplesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Gatlin officiating.  Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Martin Funeral Home of Clanton directing. Survivors include his wife, Louise Ferguson of Maplesville; three daughters, Sara Nell Oden of Lawley, Dorothy Jo Abbott of Maplesville and Gwen Thompson of Randolph; three sons, Leon Ferguson and Danny Ray Ferguson, both of Maplesville and Bobby Gene Ferguson of Lawley; two sisters, Ruby Smitherman and Gladys Smith, both of Randolph; two brothers, Cecil Ferguson of Randolph and Emmail Ferguson of Jemison; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Fiquette, William Jackson 'Bay'        1880        April 1933       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-27-1933, Mr. William Jackson (Bay) Fiquette, age 53, died Sat. at his home in Clanton.  Burial was at Shiloh.  He is survived by his Widow, 3 Sons and 3 daughter and by his Mother Mrs. Mary Eliza Fiquette.  He had been active in Saw Mill Business for several years.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 345, Fiquette, William Jackson 1880 1933.

Fischer, Thomas Edward        April 22, 1928        April 20, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 21, 2000, Funeral services for Thomas Edward Fischer, 71, Plantersville, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the Plantersville Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Golson officiating.  Burial will follow in Jones Baptist Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Fischer died on Saturday, April 20, 2000, at his residence.  Active pallbearers include nephews Larry Jones, Johnny Jones, Eddie Jones, Jerry Atchison, Barry Ousley, and Don Tullos.  Honorary pallbearers include the deacons of Plantersville Baptist Church and retired National Guard members from the Selma unit.  The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home in Selma from 6-8 p.m. on Friday.  Survivors include his wife, Mabel O. Fisher, Plantersville; one daughter, Rebecca Blair, Plantersville; one son, Tommy Fischer, Plantersville; and four grandchildren.

Fisher, Alvie D.        March 11, 1918        August 07, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 10, 1999, Funeral services for Alvie D. Fisher, 81, Maplesville, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Willard Ratlif officiating.  Burial will follow at the Methodist Church Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Fisher was born in Chilton County on March 11, 1918, the son of the late Joe Thomas and Olivia Fisher.  He was a security guard.  He died on Aug. 7, 1999, at Crowne Health Center in Montgomery.  Survivors include two sons, Walter D. 'Buddy' Fisher, Pensacola, and Carl Douglas Fisher, Montgomery; three daughters, Sue Haigler and Betty Abbott, both of Maplesville, and Edith Williamson, Selma; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fisher, Amie Gray      1911        June 10, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, June 13, 2004, Amie Gray Fisher Services for Amie Fisher, 93, of Clanton, will be held today, June 13, at Martin Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery with Reverend Roland Davis officiating. Visitation will also be held today from 2-3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Mrs. Fisher, a homemaker, died June 10. Survivors include her brother, Jerome Gray of Deatsville and a number of nieces and nephews.

Foshee, Albert Ezekeil        June 10, 1915        April 18, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," April 22, 1998, page 2, Funeral services for Albert E. Foshee, 82, of Jemison were April 20, 1998 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Patterson and Rev. Mark Lovett officiating.  Burial was in Pleasant Grove #1 Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Foshee was born June 10, 1915 in Alabama to the late Major and Mary Dorothy Foshee.  He worked as a welder.  He died April 18, 1998 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  He is survived by his wife, Merle Gibson Foshee of Jemison; three daughters:  Joyce Land and Janis Ellison, both of Jemison, and Nell Greenbauer of Houston, Tex.;  a sister Laura Foshee of Jemison; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Foshee.

Foshee, Calhoun McElroy, Jr.        January 20, 1916        August 06, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 8, 2000, Graveside services for Calhoun McKleroy Foshee, Jr., 84, Maplesville, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Maplesville Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Shannon and Rev. Tyrone Parton officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Foshee was born on Jan. 20, 1916, in Chilton County, the son of the late Calhoun M. and Sue S. Foshee.  He was a bookkeeper.  He died on Aug. 6, 2000, at his residence.

Foshee, Clyde Hobson, M. D.        July 02, 1903        December 22, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 6, 2002, A memorial service was held for Dr. Clyde Hobson Foshee, 98, Louisville, Ky, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville.  Burial followed at Cave Hill Cemetery, with Pearson Funeral home directing.  Foshee was born on July 2, 1903, the son of Charles Doster Foshee and Irona Popwell Foshee.  He was born on a cotton farm on the Chilton County-Autauga County line near Billingsley.  He attended high school in Clanton, as the old Billingsley school went only through the eighth grade at that time.  He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and Harvard Medical School, and was an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II.  He was a practicing physician for over 40 years and a former president of the Jefferson County (Kentucky) Medical Society.  He was a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons and the Cato Society of Retired Physicians.  He was a member and former deacon of Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville.  He made numerous trips to Billingsley School to present commencement scholarships fro the family's charitable foundation set up for Billingsley graduates.  He died Saturday, December 22, at his home in Louisville. He is survived by his wife, the former Isabel Board; two daughters, Mary Agnes Norman, Louisville, and Isabel Plambeck, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; three sons, Clyde H. Foshee, Jr., Dr. Hugh B. Foshee, and Robert M. Foshee, all of Louisville; one brother, Charles C. Foshee, Verbena; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his stepmother, Betha Culver Foshee; three brothers, John Clinton Foshee, Mitchell Foshee and Hugh Madison Foshee; and one sister, Mary Esther Foshee Seay. Expressions of Sympathy may go to the Cabbage Patch Settlement House or other charity.

Foshee, Mrs. Dewey Caton, age ??, of Thorsby Rte 1, died at a Birmingham hospital Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 15th at 4:30 o'clock. Services were held at Pate's Chapel Friday afternoon at 2: o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Lowery, Spigener officiating. Pallbearers were Arnie Barnett, Sam Bentley, Henry Robinson, Lewis Pate, Harold Price, Leyton Davenport; flower ladies--Sue Haroett?, Peggie, Sharon and Mrs. Harrison Price, Pauline Whatley, Mrs. Vastine Driver, Mrs. H. Robinson, Mrs Sam Bentley. The husband, Dewey Foshee, survives; Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Caton, one son, Jackie Allen Foshee; four brothers--Grady, William, Bud and Harvey Caton, all of Thorsby, Rte. 1; five sister--Mrs. Nellie Peyton of Birmingham, Mrs. Eric Davenport of Sylacauga, Mrs. Maebelle Pate, Mrs. Lena Collins, and Miss Louise Caton, all of Thorsby Rte 1.
Union Banner dated 10-23-1952, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Foshee, Dessie W.        March 27, 1910        May 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 7, 1999, Funeral services for Dessie W. Foshee, 89, Thorsby, will be held this morning at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Number 1, with Rev. Henry Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church No. 1 Cemetery, with Martin funeral Home directing.  Foshee was born in Chilton County on March 27, 1910 the daughter of the late Elijah and Ellen Deason Wyatt.  She was a housewife.  She died at Prattville Baptist Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Foshee.  Survivors include one sister, Gladys Williamson, Birmingham, and several nieces and nephews.

Foshee, Dolphus Clinton, age 50, died in a automobile accident near Gadsden, Ala. last Friday afternoon. Services were held at Samaria Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev Hymon Atcheson and Rev. E. C. Hand, Spigener directing. Pallbearers were: C. H. Hudson, Arthur Mitchell, John Patterson, C. W. Hand, M. E. Williams and Cecil Powell. The wife, Mrs. Bettie Jo Hogue, survives as well as two sons--Larry and Tommie Foshee; one daughter, Linda, all of Clanton; parents, Mr. and Mrs Thomas C. Foshee of Clanton; four brothers--Carl, Carrell, and Paul, all of
Clanton and Horace Foshee of Montgomery; six sisters--Mrs Virginia Lee, Misses Norma, Myra, and Jadia Foshee, all of Route 2, Mrs Maria Deason and Mrs. Luverne Ray, both of Montgomery.
Union-Banner dated Sept. 21, 1953, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Foshee, Mrs. Ella L., age 75, died at the home, Clanton, Rte. 4 Wednesday Aug. 8th. Services were held at Liberty Hill.
Survivors:
Mrs. Ruby Braswell--dau--Spartenburg, NC (it said NC-but I think its SC)
Mrs. Cecil Powell--dau--Clanton
Mrs Leighton Houston--dau--Clanton
S. Q. Foshee--son--Clanton
8 grandchildren
Mrs. Beckie Hubbard--sis--Tampa, FL
J. B. Littlejohn--bro--Clanton
Her husband George Foshee died 2 years ago Native of Chilton Co.
Albert Littlejohn--father
Martha Christian--mother
Union Banner dated August 11, 1955, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Foshee, Etta Irene        July 08, 1903        May 08, 1928       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 199, Foshee, Etta Irene 1903-7-8  1928-5-8.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-10-1928, Mrs. [?] Etta Irene Foshee died Tue. at Central Alabama Hospital in Clanton, had surgery for appendicitus.  She was a daughter of Rev. A. L. Foshee.  Burial was at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Foshee, Mr. Frank M., age 83, died at the home in Clanton of heart attack.
Survivors:
Mrs Frank Seiner--dau--Birmingham
Phillip Foshee--(son or bro.--did not take down)--Los Alomos, NM
Mrs. Ida Littlejohn--sis--Clanton
Mrs. Anna Culpepper--sis--Clanton
Mrs. Sackie Eiland--sis--Clanton
4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild
Wiley Foshee--father
Frances C. Pool--mother
Union-Banner dated Oct 27, 1955, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Foshee, George O'Gilve        1867        February 15, 1942       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-19-1942, George O'Gelve Foshee died Sunday, age 74, burial was in Clanton City Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Alice Farley Foshee, 1 Daughter, Mrs. Mayme Willis, 1 Grandson, William Arthur Willis, Jr.

Foshee, George William, age 72, of Hamilton Road, Rte. 4, died at Central Alabama hospital last Sunday morning at 7:25 o'clock, following an illness of about a week. Wervices were held at Liberty Hill Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Lowery and Rev. Homer Carroll. The wife, Mrs. Ella Littlejohn Foshee survives, as well as one son, S. Q. Foshee, of Clanton; three daughters--Mrs. H. C. Braswell of Sharpsburg, N. C., Mrs Cecil Powell of Clanton, Mrs. J. L. Houston of Selma; six grandchildren; three brothers--A. R. Foshee of Rte 3, Dock of Wetumpka, and Walter of Lakeland, Fla. one sister, Mrs J. B. Littlejohn of Rte. 2.
Union Bannwer dated Oct. 16, 1952, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Foshee, Hugh Madison        August 24, 1905        February 15, 1924       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-21-1924, Hugh Madison Foshee, Son of Mr. Charley D. Foshee of Billingsley, died in Mich. Sat. Feb. 16, at the home of his brother, Dr. J.C. Foshee, with whom he was living.  He was subject to spells.  Apparently he suffered a spell while taking a bath and drown in the bath tub.  His body was returned for Funeral at New Cedron and burial Clanton City Cemetery.

Foshee, John Washington        April 20, 1843        November 08, 1923       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 187, Foshee, J. Wash  1843-4-20  1923-11-8 [CSA, Pvt, Co D, 29th Al Inf.].(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-15-1923, Mr. J. Wash Foshee died Thursday at home near Mt. Pleasant.  He was born in the Mulberry Community in 1843.  For 46 years he lived with his Wife, the former Miss Martha Wilson.  He was a Confederate Veteran, and a Baptist.  His burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.

Foshee, Joseph Wiley 'Joe'        April 15, 1857        March 14, 1935       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 175, Foshee, Joe W.  1855-4-15  1935-3-14.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 3-21-1935, Joe W. Foshee, age 83, died in Clanton March 14.  He is survived by his wife, 8 Children, 2 Brothers, and 2 Sisters.  Burial was in the Clanton City Cemetery.

Foshee, Laura Leon        November 13, 1911        February 10, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 12, 1999, Funeral services for Laura L. Foshee, 87, of Jemison are today, Feb. 12, 1999, at 2 P.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #1 with Rev. Mark Lovett officiating.  Burial is in Pleasant Grove Baptist #1 with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Foshee was born Nov. 13, 1911, in Chilton County to the late Major Lewis and Mary D. Waldrop Foshee.  She  was a homemaker.  She died Feb. 10, 1999, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  She is survived by two Sisters-in-Law:  Merle Foshee and Frances Foshee, both of Jemison.

Foshee, Myrtle Headley        November 23, 1911        November 20, 2002        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, November 22, 2002, Funeral services for Myrtle Headley Foshee, 90, Clanton, will be held at Victory Chapel Church on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Donnie Messer and Rev. Willie Littleton officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Foshee was born on Nov. 23, 1911, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Horace Headley and the late Nancy Hand Headley.  She was a nurse.  She died on Nov. 20, 2002, at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include a daughter Betty Jean Jones of Clanton; Sons Charlie Foshee of Clanton, Ray Foshee of Clanton; brother Buddy Headley of Clanton; Sister-in-law Lallage Davis of Clanton; grandson Derrick Minor of Clanton; granddaughters Tammy Edwards of Clanton, Becky Roper of Clanton, Sherry Foshee of Clanton, Benita Slight of LaPorte, Texas; special friends Horace and Juanita Wyatt of Clanton; eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Foshee; sons Joe Foshee and Skeets Foshee; granddaughter Debbie Foshee.Foshee, S. Q.        July 05, 1911        May 02, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 6, 1998, Funeral services for S. Q. Foshee, 86, of Clanton, were May 4, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Elder C. E. Tucker officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Foshee was born July 5, 1911, in Alabama to the late George W. And Ella Foshee. He worked as a clerk. He died May 2, 1998, at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Foshee of Clanton; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny C. and Mary C. Foshee of Clanton; and two sisters: Nell Powell of Clanton and Estelle Houston of Stanton.

Foshee, Sula                    1932       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-07-1932, Mrs. Sula Foshee, Wife of  Rufus L. Foshee of Mt. Pleasant Community died at Central Ala. Hospital last Sat.  Burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.  She was daughter of Mrs. E. P. Grear who survives her, she is survived by her Husband and 5 Children, 3 Sisters:  Mrs. Sallie Eiland, Mrs. Tom Lowe, and Mrs. M.D. Foshee.

Foshee, William B./L. 'Billy'        1875        March 07, 1934       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 196, Foshee, W. Billie  1875-4-11  1934-3-7.(2) "The Chilton County News," March 8, 1934, W. B. (Uncle Billy) Foshee, 59, genial night policeman of Clanton, died Wednesday Morning at 7 o'clock at his home two miles west of Clanton, following a paralytic stroke.  Ill less than two days, the officer suffered a heart attack early Wednesday morning when he attempted to arise form his bed and died a few minutes later. Born and reared in Chilton County, Uncle Billy was prominently know over the county.  He was engaged in farming until about two years ago when he became night policeman for the Town of Clanton.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock form the Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery with Martin & Sons in charge of the services.  Surviving are, his widow, Mrs. Susie Foshee; sons, J. B., Julius and Lloyd; daughters, Mrs. T. J. Littlejohn, Mrs. Dolphus Baker, Mrs. Odelle Headley, Mrs. Flora Bradley, Miss Annie Mae Foshee, all of Clanton, and Mrs. J. B. Parrish, of Thorsby.

Foshee, William Hugh        March 20, 1851        May 08, 1935       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 188, Foshee, W. Hugh  1851-3-20  1935-5-8.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-09-1935, Hug Foshee died Wed. age 84, Former Circuit Clerk, after a short illness.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Mary Foshee, one daughter, Mrs. J. Renfro Mulins.  He had 1 Son, Durwood who died in 1907, at age 27.  AT one time he lived in Arkansas and while in that State he married Miss Mary Jones.  Burial Clanton City Cemetery.

Fox, Harry Luther, Sr.        April 06, 1916        January 07, 2000       

(1) Social Security Records: Roots Web Internet Site, "Electronic."(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 11, 2000, Funeral services for Harry Luther Fox, Sr. 83, of Maplesville, were Jan. 10, 2000, at Mulberry Baptist Church with Rev. David Bishop, Rev. Troy Hughes and Rev. Neil Glausler officiating.  Burial was in Mulberry Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Fox was born April 6, 1916, in Chilton County to the late Joseph W. Fox and Julie Elizabeth Connaster Fox.  He died Jan. 7, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Mr. Fox was a retired state circulation manager for the Birmingham News. He was a member of the Lions Club for more than 50 years and served as a former district governor.  He served as chairman of the Chilton County United Way and was on the board of directors of the Alabama Eye Bank, Eye Foundation Hospital, West Alabama Rehabilitation Center and Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center.  He was a deacon of Mulberry Baptist Church and a former member of the Chilton County Board of Education and Isabella Fire Department.  He was a graduate of Auburn-Opelika High School.  He is survived by his wife Salene Frances Fox of Maplesville; a daughter, Sara F. Adams of Selma; a son, Harry L. Fox, Jr. of Maplesville; a sister, Hazel Bray of Maplesville; a sister-in-law, Ruth Fox of Maplesville; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Fox, Howard F.        November 07, 1936        May 23, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 27, 1998, Graveside services for Mr. Howard F. Fox, 61, of Thorsby, were held on Monday, May 25 with Rev. J. D. Wells officiating and Martin Funeral Home officiating.  Mr. Fox died at his home in Thorsby on May 23.  Mr. Fox was born on November 7, 1936 to Mr. and Mrs. George Newton Fox of Thorsby.  He is survived by one daughter; Mrs. Denise Reeves of Cropwell, AL; one son, Mr. Barry Fox of Centerpoint, Al; four brothers, Mr. James Fox of Jemison, Mr. George Fox of Marbury and Mr. Jessie Fox of Leeds, Mr. Charles Fox of Calera; two sisters, Annie Lee King of Bessemer, Mrs. Frances Foshee of Jemison and two grandchildren.

Fox, William Wesley        October 09, 1865        June 03, 1934       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, W.W. Fox died last Sunday at age 68.  He was a prominent Business man of Clanton.  Burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.  Twenty years ago he came here from Huntsville.

Franklin, Asa Willard        February 10, 1919        January 24, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 27, 2002, Funeral services for Asa Willard Franklin, 82, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Gene Hitchcock officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Franklin was born on Feb. 10, 1919, in Alabama, the son of the late James B. Franklin and the late Lily Waldrop Franklin.  He was a flight engineer and served in the military from 1939 until April 30, 1959.  He died on Jan. 24, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.  Survivors include his wife, Sara Franklin, Jemison; two sons, Roger W. Franklin, Marietta Ga., and Roy W. Franklin, Spokane, Wash.; two daughters, Susan E. Hayes, Thorsby and Pricilla Robinson, Clanton; five grandsons, Jeremy D. Hayes, Ben L. Hayes, Zachary Franklin, Brennan Franklin, Cameron Franklin; three granddaughter, Katie Franklin, Meagan Franklin, Lisa Robinson; three brothers, Bobby Franklin and Curtis Franklin, both of Jemison, Dempsey Franklin, Birmingham; two sisters, Vernelle Hayes, Thorsby, and Murl Sumner, Birmingham.  He was preceded in death by three brother, Lance Franklin, Hymon Franklin and Junior Franklin.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery Fund or World Ward II Memorial.

Frith, Monroe        1891        March 31, 1910       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 27, FRITH, Monroe, died 3-31-1910, 5:45 A.M., Born Dallas Co., Ala., White Male, Age 19, Single, Parents, G.W. and Georgia Ann Frith, Surgical Shock following surgery for removal of Appendix, Maplesville Cemetery, Dr. Gay.

Fulford, Howard Earnest        September 03, 1891        May 15, 1965       

"Scrapbook kept by Gladys Barnes," Howard Earnest Fulford, 76, died Saturday in Prattville Nursing Home.  Funeral plans will be announced later by Lawrence Funeral Home.  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Louella Gay, Birmingham, Mrs. Ernestine Griffin, Lakeside, Oregon, Mrs. Josephine Oates, Prattville, and Mrs. Mae F. Boyer, Ft. Sill, Okla.; five sons Howard M. Fulford, Clanton, T .J. Fulford, Jones, R. S. Fulford, Terrance, Cal., K. M. Fulford, Selma, and C. M. Fulford, Plantersville; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Fulford, Mildred B.      February 07, 1927        November 09, 1994       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Newspaper Clipping, Mildred B. Fulford, 67, of Selma, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1994, at her home.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church  with the Rev. Ira Blanchard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Fulford of Selma; four sons Brooks Burnett, Kenny Fulford and Wayne Fulford, all of Selma, and Bobby Burnett of Maplesville; six sisters, Mattie Green of Selma, Dolly Burnett of Maplesville, Dorothy Hubbard of Talladega, Jeanette Giles of Cropwell, Elizabeth McCurdy of Montgomery and Laura Murphee of Birmingham; and 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Active pallbearers will be Ben McCurdy, Mike Burnett, Russell McCurdy, Allen Green, Dennis Burnett and Jeff Dennis.  The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home Thursday from 6-8 p.m.  Mrs. Fulford was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Fulmer, Arnold Leon        August 09, 1922        February 12, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 16, 1999, Funeral services for Arnold Leon Fulmer, 76, of Opelika were Feb. 15, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Davis Officiating.  Burial was in Highland Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Fulmer was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Chilton County to the late Joseph and Ida Belle Fulmer.  He worked as a clerk.  He died Feb. 12, 1999 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.  He is survived by his wife, Eloise Fulmer of Opelika; a daughter, Sharon Gore of Opelika; two sons:  Rev. Arnold Edgar Fulmer of Thorsby and Eddie Charles Fulmer of Bessemer; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Fulmer, Joel W.        1866        March 1938       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-10-1938, Joel Fulmer, age 72, died at the home of his Sister, Mrs. W.J. Calloway of Clanton on Sat.  Burial was at Poplar Springs Cemetery.  He was born in Coosa County but lived most of his life in Chilton County.  

Fuqua, Alicia SeElla        August 06, 1975        January 08, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 11, 2000, Funeral services for Alicia Suella Fuqua, 24, of Maplesville are today, Jan. 11, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Porter, Rev. Scott Watson and Rev. Aubry Wallace officiating.  Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Ms. Fuqua was born Aug. 6, 1975, in Dallas County to Lloyd Douglas Fuqua and Joan Greene Fuqua.  She worked as a teacher.  She died Jan. 8, 2000, on Highway 22.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Ashley Fuqua of Maplesville; and her grandmother, Ella Sue Greene of Centreville.

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Gaddy, Charles Keith        July 19, 1941        February 08, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Newspaper Clipping, Charles Keith Gaddy, 55, of Marbury, and formerly of Selma, died Feb. 8, 1997 in Memphis, Tenn.  Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Lawrence Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Henry officiating.  Burial will follow at New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Gaddy, of Marbury; a daughter, Jennifer Gaddy, of Marbury; his mother and father, Walter and Bettie Joe Gaddy, of Selma; two grandsons, Chad Elrod and Tyler Miller, both of Marbury; two sisters, Jerry Lee Watson, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Frances Herring, of Winter Haven, Fla; and several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers are Tom Jones, Darrell Jones, Richard Barrett, Lucky Lynch, James Lynch and Donald Reynolds.  The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

Gamble, Ethel Lee  July 26, 1906        March 05, 2000       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 7, 2000, Graveside services for Ethel Lee Gamble, 93, Jemison, will be held at Martin Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fred Donovan officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Gamble was born on July 26, 1906, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Benjamin Dudley and Eliza Jane Thompson.  She was a homemaker.  She died on March 5, 2000, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include two daughters, Benny J. Peters, Jemison, and Pat Ammons, Birmingham; one son John Turner Gamble, Jr., Alabaster; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 219, Gamble, Ethel T.  1906-7-26.

Gandy, Mrs. Emma Pearl, age 68, died at the home, Stanton, Tuesday morning at 4:20 o'clock. Services were held at the Stanton Assembly of God church Wednesday afternoon at 2:o'clock, conducted by Rev. Sam Connell; burial in Stanton cemetery, Spigener directing. The husband, R. H. Gandy, survives, as well as three sons--H. J. Gandy of Bessemer, Vaughn and Howard of Bessemer and Martin of Montgomery; one sister, Mrs. Etta Holmes of Birmingham. There are 12 grandchildren.
Union Banner dated Nov. 27, 1952, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Gandy, William A.        February 29, 1856        August 04, 1930       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-07-1930, William A. Gandy, age 74, died at his Home at Billingsley last Sunday.  Burial was at Billingsley. He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Minnie L. Gandy, one Sister, Mrs. Gary of Clanton.

Gatta, Ruby 'Mickey'        February 12, 1923        September 29, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 30, 2001, Funeral services for Ruby "Mickey" Gatta, 78 and a resident of Montgomery, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church, with Rev. Keith Edwards officiating.  Interment will follow at Marbury cemetery.  Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home.  Born on Feb. 12, 1923 in Autauga County, she was the daughter of the late Nick Driver and the late Ethel driver.  A secretary, she died at Her residence on Sept. 29, 2001.  She is survived by a son, John C. Gatta of Montgomery; a daughter-in-law, Gale D. Gatta of Montgomery; two grandsons, John C. Gatta and Anthony Gatta, both of Montgomery; a brother Ronald Driver of New Orleans; a sister, Betty Herrin of Greenville, S. C.; two great-grandsons; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Gatta.  In lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Montgomery Baptist Hospice or the Forest Park Ministry Center.

Gay, Annie Odessa        April 15, 1913        September 09, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 11, 2001, Funeral services for Annie Odessa Gay, 89, Maplesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Rasberry officiating.  Burial will follow at Plantersville Christian Cemetery, with Lawrence Brown Service Funeral Home in Selma directing.  Active pallbearers include Marty Reynolds, Larry Carter, Bobby Chambers, and Benny Clay Smitherman.  The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept 11, 2001.  Gay died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at a local hospital.  Survivors include one son, Donald (Faye) Gay; three daughters, Earline Gay (Billy) Gay, Laura Gay (Earl) Griffin, and Peggy Gay Sherriff; two sisters, Louise Mount and Tessa Milstead; eight grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, "Preacher" Gay' her son, Phillip Gay; and her grandson, Gary Gregg.  The family will welcome flowers or as an alternative the family suggests memorials to Plantersville Christian Cemetery.

Gay, Doris Griffin       January 24, 1921        August 29, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 2, 1998, Funeral services for Doris Griffin Gay, 77, of Clanton were Aug. 31, 1998 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Larry Michael officiating.  Burial was in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Gay was born Jan 24, 1921 in Alabama to the late Ben F. and Rena Griffin.  She worked as an office manager.  She died Aug. 29, 1998 at her residence in Clanton.  She is survived by her husband, C.C. Gay, Jr. of Clanton; a daughter, Annette Gay Mullinax of Clanton; four sisters; Ruby G. Nichols of Marion, Jessie G. Stone of Montevallo, Annie Ruth G. McReynolds of Bessemer and Margie G. Hatcher of Montevallo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Gay, Dorris       September 02, 1916        December 18, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 21, 2003, Dorris C. Gay Graveside services for Dorris Gay, 87, of Alabaster, were held Dec. 20 at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton, Ala. Mrs. Gay, a former clerk at F. W. Woolworth, died at Alabaster Healthcare Center Dec. 19. Survivors include her son Thomas Gay of Birmingham; brothers, Leighton Houston of Stanton, Eulin Houston of Plantersville and Herman Houston of Selma and a sister, Hazel Atchison of Selma.

Gay, Doyle Ruben        June 09, 1913        October 16, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 18, 2001, Funeral services for Doyle Ruben Gay, 88, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Charles Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Gay was born on June 9, 1913, in Chilton County, the son of the late John Gay and the late Amanda Gay.  He was a rail car builder.  He died on Oct. 16, 2001, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include one wife, Nannie Lou Gay, Jemison; one daughter, Shirley (Joe) Price, Clanton; one grandson, Wesley (Cindy) Gibbs, Decatur; one granddaughter, Whitney Gibbs, Decatur; and two sisters, Linnie Killingsworth, Montevallo, and Mae McGraw, Elmore.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Delene Gibbs.

Gay, Maudie Bell        July 05, 1914        January 30, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 4, 1998, Funeral services for Maudie Bell Gay, 83, of Clanton were Feb. 1, 1998, at Martin Chapel with Rev. Dough Powell officiating.  Burial was in Rehobeth Baptist Cemetery in Lawley with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Gay was born July 5, 1914, in Shelby County to the late Joseph Jackson and Beuna Vista Honeycutt.  She worked as a dietician.  She died Jan. 30, 1998, at South Haven Nursing Home in Birmingham.  She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law:  John B. and Joyce Gay of Clanton, Jimmy A. and Lucretia Gay of Birmingham, Thomas J. and Judy Gay of Prattville, Steve H. And Sue Gay of Clanton, and William H. and Karen Gay of Montgomery; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bobbie Gorman of Nashville, Tenn., and Anita and Martin Muller of Birmingham; a brother, Jessie Honeycutt of Birmingham; three sisters:  Alta Christmas of Donaldsonville, Ga., Era McDaniel of Birmingham and Dorothy Desmond of Birmingham; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Gentry, Louis Henry        April 24, 1864        August 14, 1934       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 388, Gentry, L. Henry  1864-4-24  1934-8-14.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-16-1934, Mr. Lewis Henry Gentry, age70, died Tuesday night at his home at Mountain Creek.  Burial was at Verbena Cemetery.  He was a prominent Farmer who lived at Mountain Creek all of his life.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Emma Wright Gentry, five Daughters, Mrs. Lillian Womble of Birmingham, Mrs. Inez Womble of Prattville, Miss Ethel Gentry of Troy, Miss Arrie Gentry of Mountain Creek, and Miss Alma Gentry of Clanton.

Gerald, Miriam        December 12, 1913        April 23, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, May 1, 2003, Miriam Bowers Gerald, 89, died on Wednesday, April 23, in a Montgomery nursing home. While a resident of Montgomery for the past seven years, Mrs. Gerald was a long-time resident of Clanton. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama and of the Peabody Library School. She taught and served as a librarian at Chilton County High School. She later worked at the Alabama Public Library Service in Montgomery. Mrs. Gerald was an active member of First Baptist Church of Clanton for over 50 years as well as an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a charter member of the Woman's Study Club. Mrs. Gerald was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence F. Gerald, Jr. (Bud), father Arthur Hammond Bowers, mother Alice Grant Bowers and brothers Charles and Howell Bowers. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law Judge Robert L. Bowers and Emma Frank Bowers; daughter and son-in-law Alice and James O. Stephens of Montgomery; daughter and son-in-law Miriam and Eliseo Martinez of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Katherine Stephens of Huntsville, Eric Stephens of Montgomery and David and Christopher Martinez of San Antonio, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to: The Baptist Children's Home; John Knox Manor at 1101 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, AL 36116 or The Chilton County Public Library, 100 First Avenue, Clanton, AL 35045.

Gibson, Mary        February 14, 1854        September 28, 1937       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 336, Gibson, Mary  1854-2 14  1937-9-28.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-23-1937, Mrs. Mary Gibson, age 83, died at the home of her Son, Joe Gibson of Clanton.  She is survived by one Sister and one Son.

Giles, Floyd C.        October 07, 1909        December 02, 1998       

(1) Social Security Records: Roots Web Internet Site, "Electronic."(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 3, 1998, Funeral services for Floyd C. Giles, 89, of Clanton are today, Dec. 3, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Pinedale Assembly of God Church with Rev. W. T. Cleckler officiating.  Burial is in Mt. Springs Methodist Cemetery in Clanton with Marti Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Giles was born Oct. 7, 1909, in Chilton County to the late Jim and Nola Giles.  He worked as a truck driver.  He died Dec. 2, 1998, at Wetumpka Nursing Home.  He is survived by two daughters:  Pauline Billingsley and Evelyn Green, both of Clanton; a son, Lamar Giles of Clanton; a brother Thilo Giles of Verbena; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Giles, James Royce        March 02, 1933        December 27, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 31, 1997, Services for James Royce Giles, 64, of Greenville, SC were Sunday, December 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Griffin officiating.  Burial was in Martin Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Giles died at Vaughan-Chilton Medical Center in Clanton December 27. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Doris J. Giles of Greenville, SC; a daughter, Deborah Sanders of Clanton; two sons, Timothy Giles of Panama City, FL and Reginald Giles of Rock Hill, SC; two sisters, Louise Mahan of Clanton and Betty Klinner of Jemison; a brother, William R. Giles of Verbena and five grandchildren.

Giles, Walter Jackson        February 18, 1912        July 28, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 29, 1998, Funeral services for Walter Jackson Giles, 86, of Clanton are July 30, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating.  Burial is in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Giles was born Feb. 18, 1912, in Alabama to the late Martin and Susie Giles.  He worked as a plant protection guard.  He died July 28, 1998 at Camellia Lane Nursing Home in Prattville.  He is survived by his wife, Anne Mae Giles of Clanton; his daughter, Janice G. Patterson of Clanton; three sons:  Walter Wayne Giles, Donald R. Giles and Douglas Ray Giles, all of Clanton; a sister, Maggie Easterling of Clanton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Gillespie, Jessie        March 12, 1896        April 25, 1967       

We Bounteous Beardens, page 7, Obituary appearing in the "The Union Banner", published at Clanton in April 1967, concerning Jessie Bearden Gillespie: "Mrs. Jessie Bearden Gillespie, 71 of Maplesville, died at hospital Tuesday, April 25th.  Services were held at Maplesville Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 2o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mitchell Zirlott; Martin in charge of funeral arrangements.  Pallbearers were:  Billy Dennis, Lonnie Evans, C.M. Foshee, Jr., Edward Fuqua, Jack Hampton, and Van. B. Potts.  Three Daughters survive:  Mrs. Kathryn W. Goff of Maplesville, Mrs. Colleen Whisenant of Birmingham, and Mrs. Margaret Lovingood of Detroit, Michigan; son: Thomas R. Williams, Jr., of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters:  Mrs.  Evie Cochran and Mrs. Mae Cox, of Maplesville, and Mrs. Eunice Fussell of Prichard; two grandchildren and six step grandchildren.  A native of Chilton County, she was a daughter of Henry Clay Bearden and Paralee Smitherman Bearden.  Her husband was the late George Gillespie."

Gilliland, Mrs. Bessie Hilyer, 66, died at a Prattville hospital Sunday. Survivors include 3 sons--J. E. , A. C., and W. F. Gilliland, all of Billingsley; a brother, Frank Hilyer of Alexander City; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wilson, Autaugaville, Mrs. Herman Brown, Deatsville, Mrs. Leonard Luster, Montgomery; Mrs. Stanley Wilson, Prattville, Mrs. M. D. Moore, Los Angeles, Ca. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Billingsley Baptist Church; Burial followed in Billingsley cemetery. Griffin Funeral home of Prattville in charge.
Union Banner dated May 3, 1956, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Gilliland, Melda Mae        April 07, 1922        July 31, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 2, 2001, Funeral services for Melda Mae Gilliland, 79, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Wendell Kelley officiating.  Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Gilliland was born in Chilton County on April 7, 1922, the daughter of the late Albert and Julie Hayes. She was a cook.  She died on July 31, 2001, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include her husband, Horace Gilliland, Clanton; two sons, Bobby Gilliland and Randell Gilliland, Both of Clanton; two daughters, Shirley Kelsey, Griffin, Ga., and Elizabeth Lavergne, Eunice, La.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers; and four sisters.

Glasscock, Lurline        March 09, 1914        January 28, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 3, 1999, Graveside services for Lurline Gentry Glasscock, 84, of Clanton were Jan. 30, 1999, at Lime Springs Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Cletice Ingram officiating. and Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Glasscock was born March 9, 1914, in Chilton County to the late John and Susie Mims Ellison. She was a homemaker.  She died Jan. 28, 1999, at her residence.  She is survived by three sons: Jureed (Wanda) Gentry of Clanton, Jerry Gentry of Pensacola, Fla., and Jimmy (Edith) Gentry of Jemison; a brother, Ottis Ellison of Clanton; a sister Louise Stevens of Clanton; a sister-in-law, Gertie Mae Ellison of Clanton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Glasscock, Nellie Beatrice        July 14, 1905        July 26, 2001       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 27, 2001, Funeral services for Nellie Beatrice Barnett Glasscock, 96, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow at Union Grove Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on July 27, 2001, from 5-8 p.m.  Glasscock was born in Chilton County on July 14, 1905, the daughter of the late Annie Laurie Barnett.  She was an elementary teacher.  She died on July 26, 2001, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include one sister, Auline Jones, Marion; six sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 110, Glasscock, Nellie B.  1905-7-14.

Glenn, Mrs. Balzie Thomas, age 80, died on March 7 at her home in Verbena. She was a native of Chilton county. Survivors include two step-sons. Rev. Arvid Glenn, Anderson, Ind., Mr. Toxie Glenn, Sylacauga; one step-daughter, Mrs. Bertha Williams, Verbena; three brothers, Mr. Leonard Thomas, Verbena, Mr. Flemmie Thomas, Verbena, Mr. L. E. Thomas, Verbena; one sister, Mrs. Wallace Tracy, Clanton. Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 9 at Martin Chapel with interment
held at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery. The Rev. Sidney Gray was the officiating minister. Martin Funeral Home directing.
Chilton News dated March 13, 1975, Clanton, AL, transcribed by Otis Murphy

Glenn, James Edwin        April 11, 1941        November 25, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 29, 1998, Funeral services for James Edwin Glenn, 57, of Clanton were Nov. 28, 1998, at Martin funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. T. Meank officiating.  Burial was in Maple Springs Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Glenn was born April 11, 1941, in Chilton County to the late Gurvis Arnold and Thelma Lee Glenn.  He worked as a meat cutter.  He died Nov. 25, 1998, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Glenn of Clanton; and three brothers:  Bobby Joe Davis of Pensacola, Fla., Jerry Donald David of Marion and Wilber Frank Glenn of Clanton.

Glenn, Joseph Calvin        October 20, 1892        January 12, 1940       

(1) "The Chilton County News," January 18, 1940, J. Calvin Glenn Died Suddenly at His Home Friday-J. Calvin Glenn, age 48, widely known resident of Cooper, died suddenly at his home last Friday morning, January 12. Death was attributed to a heart attack.  Funeral services were held from the Chestnut Creek, Cooper, Church at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning with Rev. J. D. Hughes conducting. Interment was in the nearby cemetery with Martin & Sons in charge.  Mr. Glenn is survived by his widow and one son, Olber Glenn; father, J. T. Glenn; two brothers, Willie of Clanton Route 6; Jasper of Cooper; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Jones of Clanton Route 6; Mrs. Cora Deloney of Montgomery and Miss Frances Glenn of Montgomery.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 1-18-1940, J. Calvin Glenn, 48, died Jan 8. Burial Chestnut Creek.

Glenn, Myrtle Jacks        1912        June 29, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 4, 2000, Graveside services for Myrtle Jacks Glenn, 82, Phenix City, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Pineview Memory Gardens with Pastor David Johnson officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Active pallbearers will include Wayne Glenn, Scott Russell, Dewey Goodwin, John Baker, James Patterson, Jr. and Stephen Patterson.  Glenn died on Thursday, June 29, 2000, at a Columbus, Ga., hospital.  Survivors include three daughters, Wilma Patterson, Selma, Jeanette Corley, Birmingham, and Barbara Goodwin, Roanoke, Va.; one son Ira W. Glenn, Phenix City; four sisters, Bernice Davis, Dothan and Frances Lockhart, Johnnie Ruth Cummins, and Jean Johnson, all of Clanton;11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Goodgame, Edgar        October 16, 1895        February 28, 1940       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-04-1940, Last Thursday the Body of Edgar Goodgame was found in his parked auto near the watering trough in front of Clanton First Baptist Church.  He had died of a heart attack shortly before he was found.  Burial was at the Clanton City Cemetery.  He is survived by his aged Mother, Mrs. Saphronia Goodgame, 3 Brothers, W.H., Robert, and Burns Goodgame, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Hugh Thompson, and Mrs. Dudley Thompson. Two Sons, Ed Goodgame, Jr., and John Frank Goodgame.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 180, Goodgame, Edgar 1896-10-16  1940-2-28.

Goodgame, James Frank        July 05, 1851        January 04, 1915       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 180, Goodgame, J.F.  1851-7-5    1-4-1915.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-8-1915, Mr. J. F. Goodgame died Mon. morning, an old citizen of Clanton, burial was in Clanton City Cemetery.

Goodgame, Roy        January 21, 1898        March 15, 1925       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-19-1925, Roy Goodgame found dead near Verbena, age about 30.  He was found Sat. on railroad tract.  His head was cut off and arms and legs were off. Burial Clanton Cemetery.  He was Son of Late Frank Goodgame and a Brother to Burns Goodgame.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 180, Goodgame, Roy 1898-1-21  1949-10-29.

Gore, Lois Marie Collins        September 28, 1920        July 28, 1992       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 10, August 2, 1992, Services for Lois Marie Collins Gore, 71, of Clanton were July 31 at 11 a.m. at Victory Chapel Church with the Rev. Willie Littleton officiating.  Burial was in the Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Gore died July 28 in Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  She is survived by her daughter, Linda Fay Pugh of Evergreen; two sons; Benny H. Gore of Clanton and Tullis H. Gore of Opelika; a sister Dorothy Ashcraft of Mableton and one granddaughter.

Gore, Joseph P.        November 24, 1869        March 17, 1925       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-23-1925, Joe P. Gore died at his home last Friday in Clanton of Bright's Disease.  He was born in June 1869, and was 56, he was a member of Clanton First Baptist Church.

Gore, Kameryn Aleese        May 14, 2001        July 30, 2001       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 1, 2001, Funeral services for Kameryn Aleese Gore, 11 weeks, of Tuscaloosa, will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 at Magnolia Chapel South at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bill Richards officiating.  Burial will be followed at Memory Hill Gardens.  Gore is preceded in death by grandmother Debra Higginbotham; great-grandfather Charles Weidenback and great-grandmother, Donnie Davis.  Survivors include parents, Angie and Chris Gore of Tuscaloosa; sister Alyssa Kate Gore of Tuscaloosa; grandparents Ronnie and Sybil Higginbotham of Hale County; Jim and Cheryle Gore of Birmingham and Ull Gore of Clanton; great-grandparents Mable Weidenback of Tuscaloosa; Cecil Davis of Clanton; Ruben and Lovey Gore of Clanton and Jim and Faye Lowery of Duncanville.  Pallbearers will be Wayne Hilley of Tuscaloosa, Elliott Roberts of Tuscaloosa, Carey Beverly of Northport and Jay Pate of Tuscaloosa.  Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nurses of Northport Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care and doctors and nurses of Oshner Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.(2) Social Security Records: Ancestry.com Web Site, "Electronic."

Gore, Mildred Louise        November 12, 1920        April 13, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," April 15, 2003, Funeral services for Mildred Louise Gore, 82 of Clanton, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Voyles and Rev. Thomas E. Hilyer officiating. Burial will follow at Collins Chapel Cemetery in Clanton. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Born on Nov. 12, 1920 to Johnnie Easterling and Ethel Easterling, she died April 13, 2003 at Baptist South Medical Center in Montgomery. Survivors include her daughter Ruth Kate Minor of Clanton and sister Willodean Johnson of Clanton.

Gore, William Martin        July 09, 1842        January 11, 1908       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-18-1908, Mr. W. Mart Gore died at Clanton last Sat. night, burial was in Clanton City Cemetery.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-25-1908, William M. Gore, born 7-9-1842, died 1-11-1908, in 1861 he married Miss Sara Weldon.(3) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 178, Gore, W. M.  1842-7-9  1908-7-11.

Gowan, W. A., M.D.                                January 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-16-1936, Dr. W. A. Gowan died at his home in Kosciusko, Miss.  He was the father of Dr. J. E. Gawan of Clanton, the Widow of Dr. Gowan, age 82, is very ill with Pneumonia and is not expected to live.

Gowan, William        1913        1934       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 7-19-1934, William Gowan, age 21, Son of Dr. and Mrs. Amzi Gowan was killed Wednesday at Brewton.  He was accidentally electrocuted while adjusting a sign on a pole.  His Father is a Brother of Dr. J. E. Gowan of Clanton and his Mother is Mrs. Nell Mullins Gowan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Mullins.

Gragg, Vincent Jones, Sr.        March 06, 1807        January 17, 1899       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-19-1899, The Banner 1899:  Death of Old Pioneer at age 93, Mr. V.J. Gragg, Sr., 6 miles East of Clanton.  He and his parents were among the first settlers in this area.  They came when Indian were all around.  He was a strong Baptist, and a school teacher.  His last wife, Emily, was a full Sister to John and Alfred Baker.  He was buried at Cane Creek.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 128, Gragg, Vincent J., Sr.  1807-3-6  1899-1-17.

Graham, Hazel Estelle Hayes      March 31, 1923        January 23, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 25, 2000, Graveside services for Hazel Estelle Hayes Graham, 76, Clanton, will be held at Antioch Methodist Cemetery in Maplesville on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Gibson officiating. and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, from 1-2 p.m. Graham was born on March 31, 1923, in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Winnie Burleson Hayes.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Jan. 23, 2000, at her residence.  Survivors include three daughters, Doris Hayes Walsh, Clanton, Sharon Sue Spicer, Chicago, Ill., Bonnie Sue Schmitz, Hickory, Ill.; one sister Pauline Spring, St. Cloud, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Grauel, John James Eugene 'Jack'        July 27, 1930        February 06, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, Feb. 6, 2002, A memorial service for John James Eugene 'Jack' Grauel, 71, Randolph, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at 1 p.m., with Speaker Henry Clay officiating. and Martin Funeral Home directing.  The body will be taken to Abanks Crematory in Birmingham.  Grauel was born on July 27, 1930, in Lauderdale, Miss., the son of the late William Benard Grauel and the alte Henrietta Trest Grauel.  He died on Feb. 6, 2002, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include his wife, Doris Grauel, Randolph; two sons, Johnny Steve Grauel and Gerald E. Grauel, both of Randolph; one brother, Raymond Grauel, Hoover; one sister, Mary Merrill, Birmingham; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Gravely, Cecil K., Jr.    February 26, 1935        June 07, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 10, 2001, Funeral services for Cecil K. Gravely, Jr., 66, Montgomery, will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery, with Leak Memory Chapel directing.  Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery on Sunday, June 10, 2001 from 1-3 p.m.  Gravely died on Thursday, June 7, 2001 at a local hospital.  Survivors include one son, Cecil Kenneth Gravely III (Pam), Montgomery; one son, William Allen Gravely (Mary Ann), St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Tina Rene Atchison (Tommy), Clanton, and Angela Louise Smith (Joe), Lakeland, Fla.; six grandchildren, Cory Gravely, Joshua Gravely, Jessica Gravely, Jon Atchison, Megan Atchison, Ryan Woodbeck; and one great granddaughter, Laura Madison Gravely.

Gray, Elsie Sexton       March 16, 1913        October 29, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, November 2, 2004, Elsie Sexton Gray Mrs. Elsie Sexton Gray, 91, of Clanton, AL, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 in Northport, Alabama. She was born Tuesday, March 16, 1913 in Coosa County, AL, daughter of the late John L. Conway and the late Carrie White Conway. She was a teacher in Chilton County for 43 years. Surviving are daughter, Jan Sexton Fargason of Northport, AL; son, Jim Sexton of Florence, AL; brother, Jerome Conway of Montgomery, AL; two sisters, Velma Traywick of Clanton, AL, Eva Williams of Bessemer, AL; two grandchildren, Mr. Adam Fargason of Tuscaloosa, AL and Mrs. Christy (Allen) Baynes of Auburn, AL. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. John L. Conway and mother, Mrs. Carrie White Conway. Friends were received at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Clanton, Alabama. Services were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Clanton, Alabama on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jason Clouse, Rev. David Bishop and Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Interment followed in the Mulberry Baptist Cemetery, Maplesville, Alabama.

Gray, Floyd Thomas        March 25, 1929        March 11, 2001       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 13, 2001, Funeral services for Floyd Thomas Gray, 71 and a resident of Clanton, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Smitherman and Rev. Cecil O. Sewell officiating.  Interment will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton.  Born on March 25, 1929, he was a store owner and died on March 11, 2001 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  He is survived by his wife, Willie F. Gray of Clanton; two sons, Jerry Gray and Terry Gray, both of Clanton; a daughter, Debra Darnell of Clanton; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 137, Gray, Floyd T  1929-3-25.

Gray, Gilbert G. 'Gil' May 30, 1869        June 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 6-04-1936, G. G. Gray, Farmer and Clanton Business Man died 1 mile North East of Clanton Sunday Morning.  He also operated School Busses and a Clanton Grist Mill.  His burial was at Bethany.  He is survived by his Wife and 4 Sons, N. A. Gray, R. Z. Gray of Clanton, W. G. Gray of Verbena Route 1, and W. J. Gray of Burnsville, 4 Daughters, Mrs. Maggie Sumerlin of Selma, Mrs. Alice Sumerlin of Clanton, Miss Cora Gray of Columbus, Ga., two Sisters, Mrs. Louisa Courtney of Selma, and Mrs. Evie Logan of Billingsley Route one.  (Please Note:  He was a Son of Samuel Gray and his First Wife was Joanna Vinson, daughter of Elijah Ferome and Mary Ann Ray Vinson, his second Wife was Mrs. Nannie Nix Knight.).

Gray, James Monroe/Marion        May 07, 1873        April 12, 1925       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-16-1925, James Monroe Gray, age 54, died at his home in the Enterprise Community last Monday.  He was sick one day of Heart trouble.  Burial at Bethany Cemetery.  He was a Brother of G. G. Gray who runs a grist mill in Clanton.  Leaves Wife, 5 Sons and 6 Daughters.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 432, Gray, J. Marion  1873-5-7  1925-4-12.

Gray, Martha Susan 'Susie'    May 30, 1873     January 10, 1945       

 (1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-18-1945, Mrs. Martha Susan Gray, age 72, died Jan. 10, Verbena, Rt. 1.  Burial was at Bethany Cemetery.  She is survived by 2 Sons, Tommie Gray and Russell Gray, 3 Step-Sons, Charlie Gray of Billingsley, Claud Gray of Verbena, Cleve Gray of Philadelphia, Pa., 3 Daughters, Mrs. W. D. Dykes of Verbena, Mrs. Moodie Bone of Verbena, Miss Mary Gray of Montgomery, 3 Brothers, Jessie Anderson of Powderly, Johnnie and Junior Anderson of Pletcher, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Alice Chambers of Clanton, and Mrs. Mary Hombrech of Tuscaloosa, and by 10 Grandchildren.(2riesmeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 433, Gray, Susie M. 1873-5-30  1945-1-10.

Gray, Newton A.        August 10, 1891        April 16, 1942       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-23-1942, Newton A. Gray, 50, died April 16.  Burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Myrtle Gray, 1 Son, 2 Daughters, 3 Brothers, Walter Gary of Burnsville, Watson Gray of Verbena Route, R. Z. Gray of Clanton, 4 Sisters, Mrs. Henry Sumerlin of Burnsville, Mrs. Will Sumerling of Burnsville, Mrs. Cora Gray of Columbus, Ga., and Mrs. Sam Cobern of Birmingham.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 173, Gray, Newt  1891-8-10  1942-4-16.

Gray, Russell Dalton        February 13, 1913        March 28, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 31, 1999, Funeral services will be held for Russell Dalton Gray, 86, of Verbena, at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Johnston, Rev. Sid Gray, Rev. Paul Armstrong officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Gray was born on Feb. 13, 1913, in Chilton County, the son of the late George and Susie Gregg [sic].  He was a farmer and was retired from the Chilton County Courthouse as maintenance supervisor after 23 years of service.  He died on March 28, 1999, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy D. Gray, Verbena; one daughter, Mrs. L. Helen Mims, Clanton; on son-in-law, Doug Mims, Clanton; and one granddaughter.

Green, Lillian Lorene       1915        January 16, 2005       

"The Chilton County News," Internet, January 18, 2005, Lillian Lorene Green, 90, of Maplesville, died Sunday, January 16 at her residence. Services are today at Vermont Holiness Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Joey Green, Rev. Vernon Shirvers, and Rev. John Renfroe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Helen G. Carter of Maplesville, Evelyn Ray of Maplesville and Hazel Butler of Anchorage, AK; five sons, Herbert Green, Bobby Green, Goodlowe Green, Ted Green and Jerry Green, all of Maplesville; 43 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.W. Burt of Stanton and Felix Burt of Stanton; three sisters, Ruth Gandy of Clanton, Carolyn Jones of Lipscomb and Agnes Adams of Prattville.

Greer, Elishia F.        May 15, 1854        February 22, 1921       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-24-1921, Mr. E. F. Greer died Monday at age 67.  He was a member of Cooper Amand Masonic Lodge and of the Methodist Church.  Leaves Wife and 2 Sons:  frank Greer of Madison, Fla., Jesse Greer of Valdosta, Ga., 4 Daughters, Mrs. Jake C. Eiland of Montgomery, Mrs. Tom Lowe of Birmingham, Mrs. M.D. Foshee of Clanton and Mrs. R. L. Foshee of Clanton.

Green, Judy Lee        May 20, 1945        June 11, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 14, 2000, Funeral services for Judy Lee Green, 55, will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Chapel #2 in Maplesville, with Rev. Scott Tuell, Rev. James DeLoach and Rev. Dearl Lett officiating.  Interment will follow at University Highway Church of God in Maplesville.  Green was born on May 20, 1945 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Augusta Marie Dickson Martin and the late William Fletcher Dickson.  A resident of Plantersville, she was raised in Denver, Colo. She was a paramedic and died on June 11, 2000 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  She is survived by her husband, Millard E. Green of Plantersville; two sons, Millard E. (Gail) Green Jr. of White City, Ala. and Michael E. Green of Maplesville; a daughter, Michele G. (Bo) Maddox of Maplesville; her mother, Augusta Marie Martin of Clanton; a sister, Doris (Glenn) Arthur of Conway, S.C.; three brothers, James (Nancy) Martin of Vacaville, Calif., Ed (Lee) Anderson of Arvada, Colo. and Don (Chris) Anderson of Sarasota, Fla.; two granddaughters, April Cobern and Haylee Howell; and three grandsons, Travis Green, Justin Howell and Cody Howell.

Griffin, Elvie Ophelia        May 11, 1921        January 30, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 2, 2000, Funeral services for Elvie Ophelia Griffin, 78, Verbena, were held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Paul Armstrong, Rev. S.P. Gray, and Rev. Paul Gray officiating.  Burial followed at Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home Chapel officiating.  Griffin was born on May 11, 1921, the daughter of the late John William and Effie DeVaughn.  She was a homemaker.  She died at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham on Jan. 30, 2000.  Survivors include her husband, Turner E. Griffin, Verbena; one daughter, Barbara Miller, Verbena; three sons, Earl Griffin, Maplesville, Paul Griffin, Verbena, and Dwight Griffin, Indian Springs; two sisters, Lillian Burkhalter, Verbena, and Jenelle Mims, Prattville; one brother, Orbie DeVaughn, Prattville; and one grandson.

Griffin, John Durwood        December 16, 1924        July 22, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet July 24, 2003, Services for John Durwood Griffin, 78 of Clanton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Red Donovan officiating. Burial will follow in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton. Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Born on Dec. 16, 1924 to John Henderson Griffin and Fannie Mae Griffin, he died July 22, 2003 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include his sons Jimmy D. Griffin of Clanton and Dale Griffin of Clanton; brothers Billy Griffin of Demopolis, Don Griffin of Immokalee, Fla., and Bobby Griffin of Huntsville, Texas; sister Louise Langston of Clanton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

Griffin, Shirley F.     December 11, 1941        May 14, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, June 4, 2004, Shirley F. Griffin Memorial services for Shirley Griffin, 62, of Dothan, will be held June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Clanton Church of God. Reverend Billy Boatwight will officiate. Mrs. Griffin, a former resident of Chilton County, died May 14. Survivors include her sons, Wayne Griffin of Thorsby and James "Tony" Griffin of Wetumpka; daughter, Lisa Parrish of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Griffin, Thomas Jefferson 'Jeff'        July 16, 1854        March 21, 1940       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 390, Griffin, Thomas J. 1854-7-16  1940-3-21.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 3-21-1940, Thomas Jefferson Griffin, age 86, died at the home of his Son, J. R. Griffin of Eastview on March 21.  The burial was at Verbena, funeral by Rev. G. G. Williams.  He is survived by his aged wife, 5 Sons, John of Texas, N. J. of Atlanta, T. C. of Spigener, J. R. (Bob) and Green of Clanton Route, he was born and reared in Clay County where he married Miss Lou Dempsey Parsons 65 years ago.

Gross, Irma Johnson        May 09, 1909        July 20, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 23, 1999, Funeral services for Irma Johnson Gross, 90, Clanton, will be held at First Baptist Church of Cottonwood in Houston County on Saturday, July 24, 1999, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Powell officiating. Burial will follow at the Cottonwood Cemetery in Cottonwood, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton on Friday, July 23, 1999, from 5-8 p.m. Gross was  born on May 9, 1909, in Houston County, the daughter of the late Eldred and Leila Johnson.  She was a retired teacher, having taught elementary school for 36 years.  Most of her career was spent at Cottonwood School in Houston County.  She died on July 20, 1999, at Sunrise Nursing Home in Elmore.  Survivors include one son, Larry E. Gross, Federal Way, Wash.; one daughter, Judy G. Powell, Clanton; one sister, Edna Perry, Columbus, Ga.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Gross.

Gulledge, D.A.        1884        January 1919       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-06-1919, D.A. Gulledge, age 37, Son of Judge J. W. E. Gulledge died in Clanton last week of Influenza and Pneumonia, burial was in Union Springs, Ala., his Sister, Mrs. J. F. Stroud lives at Union Springs, Ala.

Gulledge, James Wesley Ellis 'Eli', Gen.        September 18, 1846        March 20, 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-25-1936, General J. W. E. Gulledge died last Friday at age 89, burial was in Verbena Cemetery.  He is survived by 2 Sons and 1 Daughter.  He was born in Coosa County 9-18-1846.  He volunteered for Service in the Confederate Army in 1862. He lost a leg in the Battle of Drury's Run near Richmond, Va.  He came to Chilton County in 1885 and taught school many years.  He was a member of Clanton Baptist Church.

 

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Haigler, Hasting Calvin        June 28, 1919        September 25, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 28, 1999, Funeral services for Hastings C. Haigler, 80, Prattville, were held Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl Ponder officiating.  Burial followed at Maplesville Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Haigler was born on June 28, 1919, in Chilton County, the son of William E. and Della Haigler.  He was a packer.  He died on Sept. 25, 1999, at Baptist Nursing Home Prattville.  Survivors include Jewel Haigler, Prattville; three daughters, Karen Tucker, Autaugaville, Beverly Blankenship, Oakland, Calif., and Sarah Henderson, Montgomery; two sons, Marvin Matthews, Prattville, and Ronald Matthews, Ft. Collins, Colo.; two nephews; one cousin; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Haigler, W. L.        April 01, 1918        June 12, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 15, 2003, Services for W. L. Haigler, 85 of Maplesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Maplesville Baptist Church With Rev. Ron Gatlin and Rev. Ty Parten officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003. Born on April 1, 1918 to Grady Haigler and Alberta Haigler, he died June 12, 2003 at Warren Manor Nursing Home in Selma. Survivors include his wife, Willodean Haigler of Maplesville; daughters Sue Callaway of Gulf Shores, Carol Haigler of Maplesville, Faye Hightower of Maplesville and Linda Smitherman of Maplesville; sons Marshall Haigler of Maplesville, Walter Haigler of Maplesville, Steve Haigler of Foley, Carl Haigler of Childersburg and David Haigler of Maplesville; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Hamm, Barney Leo  December 01, 1932        October 19, 2001       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Oct 23, 2001, Funeral services for Barney Leo Hamm, 68, Jemison, will be held on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2001, at Jemison First Baptist Church at 11 a.m., with Rev. Chuck Bass officiating.  Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery, with Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery directing. Hamm was the owner of the Piggly Wiggly Supermarket in Jemison.  He was a member of Jemison First Baptist Church and an avid fisherman.  Survivors include his wife, LaMerle Hamm, two daughters, Sheila (Russell) Schoolar and Patti (Randy) Beam, one brother, Hubert (Frances) Hamm, Prattville; two sisters, Mary Cone, Montgomery, and Shirley (William) Cleckley, Clanton; four grandchildren, Aviva Ginsberg, Orly Ginsberg, Cameron Beam and Ryan Beam.  Pallbearers will be Tracey Dempsey, Sid Jones, Larry Bussie, Bobby Roseberry, Neal Jaudan, Keith Shafer, Greg Wyatt, and Reed Mims. Honorary Pallbearers will be the adult Men's No. 2 Sunday School Class at Jemison first Baptist Church.  Memory contributions can be made to Jemison First Baptist Church, The American Cancer Society or to the Alabama Baptist Children's Home.(2) Social Security Records: Ancestry.com Web Site, "Electronic."

Hamm, Murphey 'Buddy'        December 18, 1937        October 24, 1999        "

The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 27, 1999, Graveside services for Murphy (Buddy) Hamm will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Bethsalem Baptist Church.  Hamm was born on Dec. 18, 1937.  He loved his neighbors at Woodland Hills Chateau Community and they love him.  Hamm was retired from the Air Force, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  He loved his county, his family and his life, but above all he loved God.  We shall miss him always.  He died on Oct 24, 1999.  Survivors include one son, Rick Ferguson; two brothers, A. Hubert Hamm, Prattville, and B. Leo Ham, Jemison; two sisters, Mary Cone, Montgomery, and Shirley Cleckler, Clanton; one step-sister, Vera Stringer, Florence, Miss; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

Hand, John Starling, Rev.        November 27, 1883        January 13, 1934       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-11-1934, Rev. J. Starling Hand, age 51, died Sat night 2-1/2 miles South West of Clanton, burial was at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  He was born 7-18-1861[sp].  Surviving him his Wife, Mrs. Bessie Headley Hand, 2 Sons, Leonard Hand, and Cornelius Hand, one Daughter, Mrs. Jewel Hayes.  One Brother, 3 half Brothers, 3 Sisters.  he was born in Coosa County, Son of John Hand, came to Chilton Co. at the age of 18.  His father died at Deatsville 5 years ago.

Harding, Ruby Hayes       August 11, 1943        October 13, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 17, 2000, Graveside services for Ruby Hayes Harding, 57 and a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., were held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 at Sardis Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville with Rev. David Bishop officiating.  Born on Aug. 11, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Howard Clay Hayes and Marzelle Mims Hayes.  A Clerk, she died on Oct 13, 2000 at Shand Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. She is survived by a son Perry Shuttlesworth of Birmingham; two daughter, Francie Hughes of Birmingham and Meg Davies of Birmingham; her mother Marzelle Mims Hayes of Clanton; four sisters, JoAnn Ricks of Birmingham, Betty Robinson of Clanton, Jane Gore of Clanton and Peggy Crawford of Louisville, Ken.; five brothers, Howard Hayes of Birmingham, Frank Hayes of Jemison, Harry Hayes of Maplesville, Robert Hayes of Maplesville and Garry Hayes of Jemison; and four grandchildren.

Hardy, Berney Wayne        November 20, 1935        June 29, 2001       

(1) "The Birmingham News," page 7A, July 2, 2001, HARDY, MR. BERNEY WAYNE, age 65, of Clanton, passed away June 29, 2001.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hardy of Clanton, AL., brother, Garland Hardy of Plantersville, AL, sister, Juanita Houston, of Plantersville, AL. Funeral services will be Monday, July 2, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. John D. Troubaugh and Rev. Mike Golson officiating. Interment will be in Moncrief Cemetery in Gardendale, AL.(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 3, 2001, Funeral services for Berney Wayne Hardy, 65, Clanton, were held on Monday, July 2, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. John D. Trobaugh and Rev. Mike Golson officiating.  Burial followed at Moncrief Cemetery in Gardendale, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hardy was born on Nov. 20, 1935, in Alabama, the son of the late Roy Hardy and the late Phae Dalene Hardy.  He was a manager.  He died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster on June 29, 2001.  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hardy, Clanton; one brother, Garland Hardy, Plantersville; and one sister, Juanita Houston, Plantersville.

Harris, Arliss        August 03, 1922        March 06, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, March 8, 2002, Funeral services for Arliss Harris, 79, Plantersville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Northside Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Golson officiating.  Burial will follow at Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery, with Lawrence Funeral Service in Selma directing.  The family will receive friends at Northside Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2002.  Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.  Harris worked Miller Lumber Co. for 44 years.  He died on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at a local nursing home.  Survivors include his wife, Dot Jones Harris, Plantersville; five sons, Jimmy (Judy) Harris and Kenneth (Roberta) Harris, Sr., both of Selma; Larry (Karen) Jones, Johnny (Rachel) Jones and Ed Jones, all of Plantersville; two daughters, Donna (Wayne) Downs, Selma, Brenda (Jerry) Atchison, Pell City; two brothers, Lester Harris and Ernest Harris, both of Selma; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Harris was preceded in death by his first wife, Delene Jones Harris.

Harris, Bessie Durbin.        August 1891        April 18, 1931       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 6-18-1931, Mrs. Bessie Durbin Harris, Wife of Grover C. Harris, rural mail Carrier on Route 3, died in a hospital in Montgomery, Sat., April 18, she was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Durbin of Fairview.  She left her Husband, G. C. Harris, Son G. C. Harris, Jr. and daughter Elizabeth, she was a member Clanton Baptist Church.  Burial was at Samaria Cemetery.

Harris, Edna Gore       October 14, 1914        February 16, 2000       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 27, 2000, Funeral services for Edna Gore Harris, 85, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gary Voyles officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be on Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel form 6-8 p.m.  Harris was born on Oct. 14, 1914, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Robert B. and Mary Loutisha Gore.  She was a cattle farmer owner and operator.  She died on Feb. 16, 2000, at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home in Alabaster.  Survivors include on daughter, Judy H. Wiggins, Vestavia Hills; and two granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dolphus Watson Harris.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 212, Harris, Edna G.  1914-10-4.

Harris, Grover Cleveland, Sr.        May 18, 1882        October 14, 1950       

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Harris, Henry A. J.        October 29, 1852        February 25, 1925        (1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 356, Harris, H. A .J.  1852-10-29  1925-2-25.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-26-1925, H. A .J. Harris died at his home in South Clanton last Wed.  about 9 o'clock.  He died suddenly.  He was the father of H. A., Grover, Grady, and Cecil Harris and of Mrs. Ed Wagoner, Mrs. John Parrish, Miss Ressie and Miss Dolly Mae Harris.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.

Harrison, Clarence Odis        September 25, 1936        January 26, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, Jan 28, 2003, Clarence Odis Harrison: Funeral services for Clarence Odis Harrison, 65 of Clanton, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at Alpine Baptist Church with Rev. William Short officiating. Burial will follow at Alpine Baptist Cemetery in Plantersville. Born on Sept. 25, 1937 to Clarence H. Harrison and Eva Lou Harrison of Chilton County, he died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003 at Chilton Medical Center. Survivors include his wife Louise Harrison of Clanton; daughters Patricia Harrison of Maplesville and Patsy Hughes of Selma; sons Odis E. Harrison of Clanton and Roger L. Harrison of Clanton; brothers Jesse Harrison of Plantersville, Raymond Harrison of Maplesville and David Harrison of Maplesville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Harrison, Ethel Rea        June 20, 1918        May 23, 2003       

(1) "Selma Times-Journal," Internet, May 25, 2003, Ethel Rea Harrison, 84, of Stanton, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Dunn Nursing Home.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Harrison officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. She is survived by her husband, Lumon Odean Harrison of Selma. Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel (family only). .(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, May 27, 2003, Graveside services for Ethel Rea Harrison, 84 of Stanton, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday May 25, 2003 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Stanton with Billy Harrison officiating. Born on June 20, 1918 to Albert Dyer and Bertha Dyer, she died May 23, 2003 at Dunn Nursing Home in Selma. Survivors include her husband Lumon Odean Harrison of Selma.

Harrison, Eva Lou        November 18, 1917        November 15, 1981       

Information by Anita Fay Headley, Newspaper Clipping, Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Lou Harrison of Rt. 2, Maplesville, age 63, were held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 p.m. at Alpine Baptist Church, Interment Alpine Cemetery, officiating Ministers were Rev. Terry Smith, Rev. Morris Horton and Rev. Lloyd Champion.  Funeral director Martin Funeral Home.  Surviving relatives include: Husband Mr. Clarence H. Harrison of Maplesville, daughter Mrs. Evie Lou Taylor of Warner Robbins, Ga., four sons Mr. David H. Harrison, Mr. Raymond E. Harrison, Mr. Jessie H. Harrison, and Mr. Clarence O. Harrison, all of Maplesville.   Two sisters Mrs. Lillie Nichols of Plantersville, and Mrs. Sarah Smitherman of Maplesville. Four Brothers Mr. A. W. Wright of Clanton, Mr. Norman Wright of Plantersville, Mr. Thomas Wright also of Plantersville, and Mr. O. V. Wright of Stanton, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Harrison, Eugene Agee        August 29, 1923        July 18, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 20, 2001, Funeral services for Eugene A. Harrison, 77, Thorsby, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 21, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Tommy Roy and Rev. Billy Boatwright.  Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on July 20, 2001, from 5-8 p.m. Harrison was born on Aug. 29, 1923, in Chilton County, the son of the late Joel Hardy Harrison and Judy Katherine Harrison.  He was a mechanic and car man.  He died on July 18, 2001.  Survivors included his wife, Geraldine Harrison, Thorsby; two sons, Ronnie (Brenda) Gause, Montgomery, and Earl Hamm, Thorsby; three daughters, Mary Jo (Donald) Smith, Marbury, Vivian (Nelson) Wallace and Kim (William) Reynolds, both of Thorsby; Odean Harrison, Stanton, and P.E. Harrison, Randolph; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Harrison, Floretta Atchison, 86, of Maplesville died Tuesday, December 14, 2010. She was born on Tuesday, May 20, 1924 in Chilton Co., AL, Daughter of the late Julius C. Atchison and the late Velma Spivey Atchison. She was a Homemaker. Surviving are her 3 Daughters, Ann (Jerry) Robinson of Thorsby, AL, Jean (Joe) Edwards of Clanton, AL, Gail (Paul) Stephens of Destin, FL; 2 Sons, James (Robbie) Harrison of Maplesville, AL, Ricky (Kelly) Harrison of Maplesville, AL; 12 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren. Friends will be received from 5-8, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 1:00 P.M.. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Grauel officiating. Interment will follow in Martin Memorial Cemetery, Clanton, Alabama. Martin Funeral Home directing.

Harrison, Jimmy T., Sr.        January 05, 1914        June 03, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 6, 1999, Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie T. Harrison, Sr., 85, of Maplesville, were held yesterday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, in Maplesville, with the Rev. Alvin Porter, and the Rev. Joe Bob Mizzel officiating.  Interment followed at HIllcrest Baptist Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Harrison, a farmer, born in Alabama on January 5, 1914 to the late Tyler and Lelia Harrison, died on June 3 at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Lorene Harrison.  He is survived by two sons; Jimmie Harrison, Jr., and Jerry Harrison, both of Maplesville, three daughters; Carolyn Brown, of Montgomery, Charlotte Lenoir, of Freeport, Fla., and Eugene Faye Speirs, one sister; Florence Cranmore of Selma, 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Harrison, Layton D.    April 29, 1916        May 25, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 29, 1998, Funeral services for L. D. Harrison, 82, fo Stanton were May 28, 1998, at Stanton Bible Methodist Church with Rev. Royal Thomas and Rev. Paul Brown officiating.  Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Harrison was born April 29, 1916, in Alabama to Evie Harrison and the late Hicks Harrison.  He died May 25, 1998, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa.  He is survived by his wife, Frances Harrison of Stanton; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Donna Harrison of Dothan; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Juanita Harrison of Selma; two sisters:  Ruth Gaddy of Wilton and Dorothy Hagood of Hueytown; a brother, Horace Harrison of Pleasant Grove; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hathcock, Alfonza Thomas 'A. T.'        January 18, 1924        November 03, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 5, 1999, Funeral services for Alfonza Thomas "A. T." Hathcock, 75, Northport, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton, on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Eagan officiating. Burial will follow at Bethsalem Baptist Cemetery in Billingsley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hathcock was born on Jan. 18, 1924, in Alabama, the son of the late Grover C. and Ressie F. Hathcock.  He was a farmer and was in the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 5, 1945 until Nov. 26, 1946.  He died at his residence on Nov. 3, 1999.  Survivors include his wife, Gertrude P. Hathcock, Northport; one step-daughter; one sister Frances Mae Buldger, Prattville; and two brothers, Grady Hathcock, Tuscaloosa, and Eugene Hathcock, Montevallo.

Hay, Benn Blow Blount                            March 06, 1936       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-12-1936, B. B. Hay died March 6 in Clanton.  Survived by 3 Sons and 3 Daughters, burial was in Shepard Cemetery of Elmore County.

Hayes, Billy Julius, Rev. March 29, 1931        August 18, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," August 21, 1998, page 2, Funeral services for Rev. Billy Julius Hayes, 67, of Plantersville were Aug. 20, 1998, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with Rev. William Short and Rev. Allen Yarbrough officiating.  Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Cemetery in Plantersville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Rev. Hayes was born March 29, 1931, in Dallas County to the late Andy Crawford and Reeda A. Townsend Hayes. He also  worked as an auto mechanic and served in the U.S. Air Force.  He died Aug. 18, 1998, at his residence in Plantersville.  He is survived by his wife, Celeste Hayes of Graceville, Fla.;  three Sons:  Billy (Ann) Hayes, Jr. of Matthews, Bobby Sam (Renee) Hayes of Troy and Ben Hayes of Prattville; a daughter, Jackie (Frank) Walker of Union Springs; a brother, Bobby Hayes of Billingsley; and seven grandchildren.

Hayes, Frank O.        May 15, 1942        December 01, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 5, 2001, Funeral services for Frank O. Hayes, 59, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at 3 p.m. with Rev. William Short officiating.  Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hayes was born on May 16, 1942, in Alabama, the son of Marzelle Mims Hayes, and the late Howard Clay Hayes.  He was a carpenter and served in the Navy.  He died on Dec. 1, 2001, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include one companion, Mary L. Martin, Jemison; one son, Clay Hayes, Cape May, N. J.; two daughters, Marcy Fresco and Becky McQuinn, both of Cape May, N.J.; his mother, Marzelle Mims Hayes, Clanton; four sisters, Betty Robinson and Jane Gore, both of Clanton, Peggy Crawford, LaGrange, Ky., JoAnn Ricks, Birmingham; four brothers, Howard Hayes, Birmingham, Harry Hayes and Robert Hayes, both of Maplesville, and Gary Hayes, Jemison.

Hayes, Huey Kinion        July 16, 1856        February 02, 1916       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 376, Hayes, H. K.  1856-7-16  1916-2-2.(2) Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, HAYES, H. Kinion, Died 2-2-1916, 2 a.m., born in Ala., white male, farmer, age 59, married, Beat 4, Pneumonia, Poplar Springs Cemetery, Dr. N. S. Johnson.

Hayes, Jessie Leonard        May 26, 1924        October 27, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 29, 2000, Funeral services for Jessie Leonard Hayes, 76, Maplesville, will be held at Sardis Baptist Church in Maplesville, on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. William Short and Rev. Willard Ratliff officiating.  Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home officiating.  Hayes was born on May 26, 1924, in Chilton County, the son of the late William Enoch and Ethel Landers Hayes.  He was in the U.S. Army from Dec. 9, 1944 to Nov. 30, 1951.  He died at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Tuskegee on Oct. 27, 2000.  Survivors include one son, Jeffrey L. Hayes, Clanton; three daughters, Cathy Diane Forrester and Cheryl L. Henderson, both of Clanton, and Sandra K. Novack, Birmingham; one brother, E. J. Hayes, Maplesville; four sisters, Zanie Roseberry, Catherine Gentry, and Ruth M. Davis, all of Clanton, and Vonzelle Roseberry, Maplesville; and seven grandchildren.

Hayes, John Bennett        1881        July 12, 1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 7-19-1945, Mr. John B. Hayes, age 65, died July 12.  Burial was at Maple Springs.  He was a Deacon of Maples Springs Baptist Church, survived by his Wife, Mrs. Lauranne Wilson Askins Hayes.  1 son, O .J. Hayes of Selma, 5 Step-Sons, E. Askins, Newt Askins, Clarence Askins, Hosey Askins, M. Askins, 1 daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Foshee, 5 Step-Daughters, 3 Brothers, Hughey, Jessie, and Elmer Hayes of Clanton, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Lillian Roberts of Clanton, and Mrs. Mattie Bennett of Birmingham.  Also by his Mother, Mrs. Hepsey Hayes.  His Wife  was the daughter of G. Wash and Rebecca Ausbin Wilson.

Hayes, Kate Charles        October 17, 1925        June 21, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Tuesday, June 24, 2003, Graveside services for Katie Charles Hayes, 77 of Clanton, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2003 at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton. Born on Oct. 17, 1925 to Columbus C. Hayes and Cora Bell Foshee Hayes, She died June 21, 2003 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include her son Dennis Seale of Bessemer and Julie Jennings of Cottondale, brothers, Ross Hayes of Clanton, Roy Hayes of Montgomery and Paul Hayes of Moody, sisters Mary Popwell of Pelham, Willodean Kennemore of Birmingham, Ruby Coleman of Ocala, Fla., Pauline Walters of Chiefland, Fla., June Nicholson of Clanton and Verlue Taylor of Birmingham; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Hayes, Lavadie Burt        October 04, 1912        February 19, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 22, 2001, Funeral services for Levadie Burt Hayes, 88, Stanton, will be held at Stanton Bible Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. John Ingram, Rev. Duke Fulgum, Rev. Sonny Hayes and Rev. Buddy Salsman officiating.  Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery at Stanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hayes was born in Chilton County on Oct. 4, 1912, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Lee Allison Burt.  She was a homemaker.  She died at Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma.  Survivors include three sons, Emmett Hayes, Picayune, Miss., Robert Hayes, Waldorn, Ark., William Hayes, Stanton; three daughters:  Lilah Johnson, Selma, Eleanor Smith, Maplesville, Linda Atcheson, Stanton ;two brothers:  J. W. Burt, Stanton, and Felix Burt, Maplesville; four sisters, Lillian Green, Maplesville, Ruth Gandy, Birmingham, Alberta Adams, Prattville, and Blossom Jones, Lipscomb, 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Hayes, Lucy         May 21, 1864        September 18, 1933       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-21-1933.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 318, Hayes, Lucy  1864  1933-9-18.

Hayes, Mable Marie        March 10, 1920        July 24, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 27, 2001, Funeral services for Mable Marie Hayes, 81, Maplesville, were held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on Thursday, July 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Rev. James (Bo) Deloach officiating.  Burial followed at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hayes, was born on March 10, 1920, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late William Carter and the late Lessie G. Carter.  She was a homemaker.  She died on July 24, 2001, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include her husband, Sam Hayes, Maplesville; four daughters, Johnnie Faye Gandy and Connie Smith, Both of Maplesville, Barbara Sims, Selma, and Nelda Frith, Lawley; six brothers, Clyde Carter and Bill Carter, both of Selma, Gordon Carter, Plantersville, Tom Carter, Ed Carter, Earnest Carter all of Maplesville; seven sisters, Katie Rhodes, Louise Smitherman, and Shirley Smitherman, all of Maplesville, Margie Rhodes, Plantersville, Nancy Capitina, Stanton, Ruthie McDaniel, Billingsley, Syble Ahlberg, Clanton; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Hayes, Marlene        December 07, 1936        March 05, 2001        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March, 6, 2001, Funeral services for Marlene W. Hayes, 64 and a resident of Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Graham officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery in Clanton.  Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Born on Dec. 7, 1936, she was the daughter of the late James Frank Wright and the late Alvys Irene Wright.  A sewing inspector, she died on March 5, 2001 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.  She is survived by her husband, Fred L. Hayes of Clanton; a son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Wanda Hayes of Jemison; a son and daughter-in-law, T. Daniel and Lisa Hayes of Clanton; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra Hayes and Larry Martin of Clanton; two grandsons, David Hayes of Jemison and Terry Hayes of Clanton; and two granddaughters, Marlee Hayes of Jemison and Danielle Hayes of Clanton.

Hayes, Vergil A.        April 26, 1924        March 02, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 4, 2003, Funeral services for Vergil Hayes, 78 of Thorsby, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alvin Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Pates Chapel Baptist Cemetery. Born on April 26, 1924 to Jess Hayes and Kate Hayes (Watley), he died Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 7664 Franklin Street in Thorsby. Survivors include his wife Louise Hayes of Thorsby; daughter Diane Cotten  of Thorsby; sons Mack Hayes of Jemison, Rex Hayes of Thorsby and Phillip Hayes of Thorsby; sister Ivie Gibbons of Fairfield; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Jack Hayes.

Hayes, Wilber Curtis, Sr.        October 07, 1918        March 16, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 19, 2005, Services for Wilbur Curtis Hayes, Sr., 86, of Plantersville, will be held today at Sardis Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Lovelady officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hayes died Wednesday, March 16 at Bibb Medical Center. Wilbur Curtis Hayes, Sr., 86, of Plantersville, died March 16 in Bibb Medical Center. He was born Oct. 7, 1918 in Chilton County, son of the late Alonza Wilbur Hayes, Sr. and the late Mary Frances Short. He worked as a mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Emell Hayes of Plantersville; sons, W. C. Hayes of Maplesville and Ralph Hayes of Pensacola, Fla.; daughters, Helen Jackson of Braselton, Geo. And Betty Wells of Maplesville; brothers, A. W. Hayes of Dufuniak Springs, Fla., Thomas Hayes of Maplesville, Carl Hayes of Selma, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today, March 19, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Lovelady and Rev. William Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Sardis Baptist Cemetery, Maplesville. Survivors include his wife, Emell Hayes of Plantersville; two sons, W. C. Hayes of Maplesville and Ralph Hayes of Pensacola; two daughters, Helen Jackson of Braselton, Georgia and Betty Wells of Maplesville; three brothers, A. W. Hayes of Dufuniak Springs, Florida, Thomas Hayes of Maplesville and Carl Hayes of Selma; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Hayes, William Elisha 'Willie'        February 05, 1908        June 26, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 28, 1998, Funeral services for Willie E. Hayes, 90, of Clanton were June 27, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Smitherman and Rev. J. W. Shaw officiating.  Burial was in Martin Memorial Gardens in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Hayes was born Feb. 5, 1908, in Alabama to the late Asher and Mary Hayes.  He worked as an owner/operator.  He died June 26, 1998, at his residence in Clanton.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Becky H. and Calvin D. Cleckler of Clanton; a sister, Neddie Mae Dick of Miami, Fla.; and three grandsons.

Hayes, William Herbert 'Hoover'        August 31, 1931        February 23, 1999        "

The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 26, 1999, Funeral services for William Herbert "Hoover" Hayes, 67, of Clanton are today, Feb. 26, 1999, at 1 p.m. at Martin Chapel with Rev. William Earl Short officiating.  Burial is in Antioch Methodist Cemetery in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Hayes was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Chilton County to the late Richard Albert and Julia Noah Hayes.  He worked as a truck driver.  He died Feb. 23, 1999, at his residence. He is survived by his companion, Mary Lee of Clanton; four daughters:  Doris Hayes (Robert) Walsh of Clanton, Sharon Sue Hayes of Chicago, Ill., Julia Hayes (Randy) Smith of Clanton, and Bonnie Schmite of Hickory Hills, Ill.; five sisters:  Melda Mae Gilliland of Clanton, Dean Roper of Maplesville, Pauline Arant of Clanton, Essie White of Maplesville and Ann Cummings of Thorsby; two brothers:  Chester Hayes and Linwood Hayes, both of Clanton; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two step-sons and three step-daughters.

Hays, Curtis A.        November 21, 1913        November 22, 1942       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-26-1942, Curtis Hays, 29, Barber of Clanton, was killed Sat. in an auto crash.  Burial was at Highland Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Ruby Weldon Hays, 2 Small sons, Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ocie B. Hays.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 323, Haye, Curtis A. 1913-11-21  1942-11-22.

Hazel, David Richard        August 21, 1922        January 02, 1998        (

1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 7, 1998, Services for David Richard Hazel, 75, of Clanton were held Jan. 4, 1998, at Mt. Carmel #2 with the Reverend Tony Smitherman officiating.  Burial was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Hazel died at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.  He was a Credit Manager.  He is survived by his widow, Sybil Hazel.  Pallbearers were:  Tommy Little, Tim Mims, Kim Melton, Larry Smith, Kenny Schofield, Frank Lightsey, Todd Chambers and Mike Chambers.(2) Social Security Records: Ancestry.com Web Site, "Electronic."

Hazel, Sybil A.     October 16, 1920        April 02, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 3, 1998, Funeral services for Sybil A. Hazel, 77, of Clanton are April 4, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church #2 with Rev. Tony Smitherman and Rev. Doug Powell officiating.  Burial is in Mt. Carmel Baptist Cemetery #2 in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Hazel was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Chilton County to the late Guy and Effie Lenoir Abrams.  She was a homemaker.  She died April 2, 1998, at AMI Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  She is survived by four sister:  Dixie Chambers, Mrs. Virgil Melton, Faye Smith and Jo Ann Sims, all of Maplesville; and a host of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers will be Tim Mims, Tommy Little, Kim Melton, Larry Smith, Kenny Scofield, Frank Lightsey, Todd Chambers and Mike Chambers.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your favorite charities or to the cemetery fund at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church #2 in Maplesville.

Headley, Adeline        February 27, 1907        March 19, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 24, 1999, Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Headley, 92, Clanton, were held on Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church, with Rev. Jamie Barkley and Rev. Robert Barnes officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Pisgah/Zion Ridge Cemetery in Clanton. Mrs. Headley was born on Feb. 27, 1907, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Anderson Baker.  She was a homemaker. She died on March 19, 1999, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. She is survived by two sons, R. D. Headley and Odis Headley, both of Clanton; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Headley and Mrs. Reesie Jones, both of Clanton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Headley, Bernie Hudson        May 26, 1938        September 18, 2000        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 19, 2000, Funeral services for Bernie Hudson Headley, 62, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Donald Talley officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Sept. 18, 2000 from 5-8 p.m.  Headley was born on May 26, 1938, in Alabama, the son of Beatrice Headley and the late Realious S. Headley.  He was a carpenter.  He died on Sept 18, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Survivors include a companion, Frances Cooper, Clanton; his mother, Beatrice Headley, Clanton; one son, Michael Headley, Birmingham; one daughter, Angela Leath, McCalla; two step-daughters, Pat Comer and Yolanda Fox, both of Clanton; two brothers, Hoyt Headley and Colyn Headley, both of Clanton; two sisters, Myra Nell Wright and Glenda Taylor, both of Clanton; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Headley, Dora Frances        August 25, 1916        November 03, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, November 6, 2002, Funeral services for Dora F. Headley, 86, Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Brooks, Rev. O'Neal Cleckler, Rev. Mike Lawrence, and Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating.  Burial will follow at the Mt. Bethel Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Headley was born on Aug. 25, 1916, in Chilton County.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Nov. 3, 2002, at Hatley Health Care.  Survivors include two daughters, Ethel Pendley, Clanton, and Joyce Preston, Chickasaw; two sons-in-law, Glenn Pendley, Clanton, and Alton Preston, Chickasaw; one sister, Dorothy Ray, Clanton; one brother-in-law, Curtis Ray, Clanton; two brothers, Rev. Edward Chandler, Clanton, James Allen Chandler, Evergreen; one sister-in-law, Jerri Chandler, Evergreen; four grandsons, Chuck Traywick, Clanton, Ricky Traywick, Clanton, Kevin Mazingo, Jemison, Phillip McCary, Chickasaw; two granddaughters, Teresa D. Stewart, Citronelle, Susan Welborn, Wilmer; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and other family members.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Headley; her brothers, Marlon Chandler, Cliff Chandler, and Elbert Chandler.

Headley, Durwood Claude        January 03, 1937        March 04, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 7, 2004, Durwood Claude Headley Services for Durwood Headley, 67, of Clanton, will be held today, March 7, at Martin Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery with Reverend Charles Brooks officiating. Mr. Headly, a carpenter, died at his home March. 4. Survivors include his wife, Janie Headley of Clanton; sons, Steve and Clark Headley of Clanton; daughters, Brenda Hoggle of Centreville, Joyce Easterling of Clanton, Debbie Brooks of Clanton; brothers, Jimmy and Alton Headley of Clanton; sisters, Williadean Smith of Prattville, June Lee of Clanton, Flora Cleckler of Clanton and nine grandchildren. He was the son of Claude and Fannie Mae Headley.

Headley, Elmer Lee  August 12, 1925        November 03, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 5, 2000, Funeral services for Elmer Lee Headley, 75, Clanton, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Hughes, Rev. Harlan Harris, and Rev. Arthur Davis.  Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin funeral Home directing.  Headley was born on Aug. 17, 1925, in Autauga County, the son of the late Henry Judson and Essie R. Headley.  He was a carpenter.  He died on Nov. 3, 2000, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Bertha Headley, Clanton; three sons, Donald Ray Headley, Deatsville, and Gary Lee Headley and Randall Headley, both of Clanton; one daughter Janice Copenhaver, Clanton; one brother, Paul David Headley, Clanton; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Headley, Forest Joseph, Sr.        March 12, 1920        July 17, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 19, 2001, Funeral services for Forest Joseph Headley, Sr., 81, Plantersville, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 19, 2001, at 1 p.m.  burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Headley was born on March 12, 1920, in Chilton County, the son of the late Fonzie Saul Headley and the late Mattie Headley.  He was a carpenter.  He died at the veterans Administration Hospital in Montgomery on July 17, 2001.  Survivors included his wife, Lola Headley, Plantersville; one son Jerry (Lona) Headley, Sr., Selma; two daughters Diane (Ray) Glass, Selma, and Elsie (Marcus) Combs, Selma; one daughter Gail Gray, Plantersville; one daughter-in-law, Betty Headley, Plantersville; four brothers, Euell Hedley, Lakeland, Fla., Paul Headley, Perry, Fla., Perry Headley, Deatsville, and John Headley, Plant City, Fla; one sister, Mary Edwards, Clanton; 16 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by F. J. Headley.

Headley, Harmon Orealious, Rev.        January 25, 1920        August 22, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," August 26, 2003, Harmon O'Relious "H. O." Headley: Services for Harmon O'Relious "H. O" Headley, 83 of Clanton, were held Monday, Aug. 25 at Martin Funeral Home. Burial took place at Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery. He died Friday, Aug. 22 at UAB Hospital. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Agnes E. Headley of Clanton, two sons - Wayne Headley of Clanton and Joseph Headley of Centerpoint, two daughters - Gail Williams of Centerpoint and Joyce Raney of Hueytown. He is also survived by two step-sons, Lynn Easterling of Hoover and Ray Mell Easterling of Birmingham as well as one sister, Kathryn Jones of Sylacauga in addition to nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Headley, Ira Thomas 'I. T.' 'Bud'        February 26, 1874        August 15, 1932       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 318, Headley, I. T. .(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-18-1932, Ira Thomas Headley, age 63, died Monday at his home in Clanton, burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Headley, Johnny Claude 'J.C.'        November 12, 1920        October 04, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 7, 2001, Funeral services for J. C. Headley, 80, Clanton, were held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Arthur Davis and Rev. Thomas officiating.  Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah/Zion Ridge Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Headley was born on Nov. 29, 1920, in Alabama, the son of the late Claude C. Headley and the Fannie Bell Headley.  He was a farmer.  He died on Oct. 4, 2001, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  Survivors include one daughter, Ola Faye Cleckler, Jemison; four sisters, Eunice Lee and Flora Cleckley, both of Clanton, Marzell Rice, Prattville, and Willodean Smith, La Grange, Ga.; three brothers, Durwood Headley, Alton Headley, Jimmy Headley, all of Clanton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and on great-great-grandchild.

Headley, Leo M.        1908        January 01, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Jan 7, 1998, Services for Leo M. Headley, 89, of Clanton, were held on Jan. 4, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jamie Barkley officiating.  Burial was at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Headley died on Jan. 1, 1998, at Forestdale Healthcare Center in Birmingham.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carolyn Headley of Clanton, one son; Leo M. Headley, Jr. of Clanton, two daughters; Nina Burkhalter, of Montgomery, Loretta Headley of Birmingham, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Headley, Mamie Lee  November 18, 1898        August 15, 1918       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, HEADLEY, Mamie Lee, died 8-15-1918, 6 p.m., born in Ala., white female, age 19, single, Parents, James and Viola Moates Headley, both born in Ala, T. B., Walnut Creek Cemetery, Dr. J.P. Hayes.

Headley, Odis G.        May 05, 1931        February 24, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 25, 2005, Odis G. Headley, 74, of Clanton, died Thursday, February 24. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Louene Headley of Clanton; daughter, Vickie Headley of Prattville; three sons, Rickie Headley, Buster Headley and Joe Headley, all of Clanton; brother, R. D. Headley of Clanton; two sisters, Ressie Jones and Lucille Headley, both of Clanton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tony Thomas and Rev. Jerry Miliken officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinsons Foundations.

Headley, Odis Lee Forest        December 19, 1910        May 27, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," May 29, 2004, Odis Lee Forest Headley Services for Odis Headley, 93, of Clanton, were held May 29 with burial at Thorsby Memory Gardens. Reverend Tony Hughes officiated. Mr. Headley, a farmer, died May 27. Survivors include his son, Royce Headley of Birmingham; daughters, Golda Thomas, Denise Horton and Karen Goggins of Clanton and Nelda Goggins of Jemison; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Headley, Pearlie        September 30, 1834        September 30, 1921       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 10-06-1921, Mrs. Pearlie Headley died at her home in Clanton last Thur. age 87. Husband was Elijah Headley, left 6 adult Children.   She was born 1834 and before her marriage she was Pearlie Henley, married 1855 for 73 years she was a member of the Methodist Church.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 314, Headley, Parlee 1834-9-30  1921-9-21.

Headley, U.L.        July 13, 1911        January 12, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, January 14, 2003, Funeral services for U. L. Headley, 91, Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ed Britton and Rev. Johnny Trobaugh officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Headley was born on July 13, 1911, in Chilton Co. the daughter of the late Billy Foshee and the late Susie Foshee.  She was an Accounting Clerk.  She died on Jan. 12, 2003, at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include one son, Frederick O'Dell Headley, Clanton, a borhter, Lloyd Foshee, Clanton, grandchildren, Rachel Michelle Youngman, Jacksonville, Jason Frederick O'Dell Headley, Clanton, Pamela Brooke Headley, Clanton, Josh Easterling, Clanton, Matt Easterling, Clanton; great grandchildren Charles Brantley Sazera, Jemison, Bailey Nichole Sazera, Jacksonville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, O'Dell Headley.

Headley, Virgil Worthy        January 17, 1905        January 03, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 6, 2002, Funeral services for Virgil Worthy Headley, 96, Wetumpka, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joey Green officiating.  Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Headley was born on Jan. 17, 1905, in Alabama, the son of the late Walter Headley and the late Lucella Mims Headley.  He was a farmer.  He died on Jan. 3, 2002, at his residence.  Survivors include one brother, Odis Headley, Thorsby; three sons, Roger Headley and Danny Headley, both of Clanton, and Steve Headley, Marbury; five daughters, Annette Feaster, Prattville, Joan Lockhart, Wetumpka, Theresa Shavers and Tammy Nelson, both of Clanton, Stacy Langston, Jemison; and 23 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sons, Terry Headley, Lake Headley, Gerald Headley, and Lloyd Headley.

Headley, William Madison        February 1897        December 30, 1969       

"The Chilton County News," page 8, January 8, 1970, Headley, William M. age 73, Clanton, Ala., died Dec. 30, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held Jan. 1, at Martin Chapel at 11 a.m. with burial in Floyd Cemetery.  He is survived by the wife, Cora W. Headley, Clanton, one daughter, Mrs. Shirley H. Bullard, Montgomery; six sons:  Samuel of Prattville; Curtis of Billingsley; Grady of Millbrook; Carlos of Alex City; Clarence of Greenville; and James Headley of Montgomery; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Patterson, Clanton; one brother, Pate Headley, Clanton; 12 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Headley, William Oliver 'Pud'        June 17, 1919        May 12, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 15, 1998, Funeral services for William Oliver "Pud" Headley, 78, of Clanton were May 14, 1998, at Pinedale Assembly of God Church with Rev. Thurmond Cleckler and Rev. Everett Childers officiating.  Burial was in Pinedale Assemble of God Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Headley was born June 17, 1919, in Chilton County to the late Lee and Maggie Keith Headley.  He worked as a barber and served in the U. S. Army during World War II.  He died May 12, 1998, at the Bill Nichols Veterans Home in Alexander City.  He is survived by his former wife, Jewel Headley of Clanton; a daughter Rena Willis of Clanton; a step-son, James Connell of Montgomery; a step-daughter, Sue Gay of Clanton; two brothers, Melvin and Vernon Headley, both of Clanton; two sisters: Myrtle Ellison and Alice Popwell, both of Clanton; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Henderson, William Ellis        November 16, 1919        April 28, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 30, 2003, Funeral services for William Ellis Henderson, 83 of Maplesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James E. Weed, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Chapel Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Born on Nov. 16, 1919 to William Jasper Henderson and Mary Magdalene Henderson, he died April 28, 2003 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Survivors include his sons Ellis Henderson of Marbury and John Henderson of Montgomery; daughters Annette Smitherman of Randolph, Fae Davis of Montgomery, Roberta Mays of Wetumpka and Magdalene Milstead of Montgomery; sisters Myrtle Smitherman of Centreville, Evelyn Bice of Brent and Jewel Davenport of Randolph; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Henley, Archie Jerome        December 22, 1912        December 02, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 4, 2001.

Henley, Arthur Carlos        August 18, 1919        September 28, 2001        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 30, 2001, Funeral services for Arthur Carlos Henley, 82 and a resident of Sylacauga, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2001 at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, with Rev. Randy Tucker, Rev. Tommy Reaves and Rev. Jim Powell officiating.  Born on Aug. 18, 1919 in Chilton County, he was the son of the late Samuel Henley and the late Mary Susan Vance Henley.  An Army recruiter, he died on Sept. 28, 2001 at Bill Nichols Veterans Home in Alexander City.  He is survived by his wife, Alee Culp Henley of Sylacauga; two daughters, Linda Henley Arledge of Deatsville and Debbie Henley Duncan of Sylacauga; two sons-in-law, Gerald Aredge of Deatsville and Donald Duncan of Sylacauga; two grandsons, Christopher Butts of Sylacauga and Blane Arledge of Deatsville; a granddaughter, Crystal Arledge of Deatsville; and two great-grandchildren.

Henley, Jesse C.        September 07, 1852        January 14, 1929       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 334, Henley, Jesse C.  1852-8-7- 1929-1-14.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-17-1929, Jesse C. Henley, age 79, died Monday at his home West of Clanton, burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Henley, Ricky Austin        August 08, 1951        March 20, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, March 22, 2002, Graveside services for Ricky Austin Henley, 50, Shelby, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2002, at New Shelby Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Tom Minor officiating and Charter Funeral Home of Alabaster directing.  Austin was a member of Shelby Baptist Church and was a self-employed construction painter.  He died on Wednesday, March 20, 2002.  Survivors include his wife, Christine Henley, one son, William T. Henley, Thorsby; one daughter-in-law, Sonja Henley, Thorsby; one grandmother, Lena Henley, Clanton; two sisters, Pam New, Shelby, and Pat Baker, Clanton; two granddaughters, Hannah and Madison Henley; as well as other family and friends.

Henry, Frances Lucile        1924        August 14, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, August 17, 2004, Frances Lucile Henry Services for Frances Lucile Henry, 80, of Clanton, were Sunday, August 15 at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Gregg Thurman officiating. Mrs. Henry died August 14 at her residence. Survivors include her husband, R. C. Henry of Clanton; four sons, Dwight Henry of Jemison, Mike Henry of Alabaster, Phillip Henry of Jemison and Frank Henry of Briarfield; three daughters, Sue Vanderslice of Jemison, Becky Lucas of Jemison and Dorothy Thurman of Arkansas; five sisters, Betty McKay of Huntsville, Annie Marie Bruner of Montgomery, Margaret Martin of Jemison, Jimmie Lee Mullins of Wilsonville and Louise Littleton of Maplesville; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Pat Henry.

Hickman, Minnie Lois May 20, 1926        May 21, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet May 23, 2003, Funeral services for Minnie Lois Hickman, 77 of Clanton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23 at Walnut Creek Methodist Church with Rev. Tony Hughes and Rev. Jim Popwell officiating. Burial will follow in Thorsby Memorial Cemetery. Born on May 20, 1926 to Homer Henson and Minnie Henson, she died May 21, 2003 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include her daughter Nina (Jerry Sr.) Tippett of Clanton; grandsons Jerry Tippett, Jr. of Clanton and Kyle Collins of Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughter Renee Collins of Washington; great-grandchild Crimsynn Tippett of Clanton; sister Ruth Brown of Clanton.

Hicks, Curtis Kirby        September 02, 1932        October 10, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 12, 1999, Funeral services for Curtis K. Hicks, 67, Lawley, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Tabernacle Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Jones officiating.  Burial will follow at Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawley, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hicks was born on Sept. 2, 1932, in Alabama, the son of the late Hamner J. and Clara Hicks.  He was a conductor and served in the Navy from July 31, 1951, to July 26, 1955.  He died on Oct. 10, 1999, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hicks, Lawley; his daughter, Sharon Hicks Jinks, Decatur; three sons, Randall Hicks and Darrell Hicks, both of Lawley, and Brian Hicks, Selma; two sisters, Edna Fondren and Alma Deese, both of Brent; and seven grandchildren.

Hicks, Darrell Lance        November 09, 1964        February 16, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, February 18, 2003, Funeral services for Darrell Lance Hicks, 38 of Lawley, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church No 2 with Rev. Scott Tuell officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lawley. Visitation services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2003 from 5-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Born on Nov. 9, 1964 to Curtis K. Hicks and Barbara Hicks of Dallas County, he died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hicks of Lawley; daughter Brittany Hicks of Lawley; sons Joshua Hicks of Lawley and Tyler Smith of Lawley; mother Barbara Hicks of Lawley; sister Sharon H. JInks of Decatur; brothers Randall Hicks of Lawley and Brian Hicks of Selma.

Hicks, Edna Y.       November 11, 1917        April 18, 2003       

 "The Clanton Advertiser," April 23, 2003, Funeral services for Edna Y. Hicks, 85 of Maplesville, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2003 at Maplesville Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Parten officiating. Burial followed at Plantersville Christian. Born on Nov. 11, 1917 to Frank Young and Sallie Young, she died April 18, 2003 at Vaughn Regional Hospital in Selma. Survivors include her husband Willard Hicks of Maplesville and son Joe Hicks of Maplesville.

Hicks, Jennie Lou March 17, 1932        April 05, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 7, 2000, Funeral services for Jennie Lou Hicks, 68, Clanton, will be held at West End Baptist Church on Friday, April 7, 2000, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Tony Smitherman, Rev. Ralph Esco, and Rev. Cecil O. Sewell officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hicks was born on March 17, 1932, in Chilton County, the daughter of John Childress and Lila Mae Davenport Childress.  She was a stenographer.  She died on April 5, 2000, at her residence.  Survivors include her husband, William Leon Hicks, Clanton; one daughter, Luann Hicks Williams, Prattville; and three grandsons.

Hicks, Joe Frank        March 15, 1944        January 22, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, January 26, 2005, Joe Frank Hicks, 60, of Maplesville, died Saturday, January 22 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. He was born Wednesday, March 15, 1944 in Chilton County, son of the late Willard B. Hicks and the late Edna Young. Services were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ty Partern officiating. Burial followed in the Plantersville Christian Cemetery.

Hicks, Luke        April 21, 1910        June 08, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Graveside services for Luke Hicks, 89, Maplesville, will be held on Thursday, June 10, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Cox Chapel Methodist Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Shannon officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hicks was born on April 21, 1910, in Alabama, the son of the late Elmore and Lafayette Hicks.  He was a sawmill worker.  He died on June 8, 1999, at Sunrise Care and Rehab of Elmore in Elmore County.  Survivors include on son, Billy Hicks, Clanton; and two sisters, Maggie Davenport, Jemison and Mae Waldrop, Thorsby.

Hicks, Mary Edwards    January 09, 1875        June 08, 1962       

"Scrapbook kept by Gladys Barnes," Mrs. Mary Edwards Hicks, age 87, (born January 9, 1875). Born and reared in the rural section of Bibb County, near Lawley, Alabama, the daughter of the late Frances Belvin Edwards, and the late Bennett S. Edwards, died June 8, 1962 (Friday) in the Chilton County Hospital, Clanton, Alabama at approximately 12: 50 A.M. Funeral services at the Rehobeth Baptist Church, Lawley, Alabama 3 P.M. June 9th.  The Rev. J. R. Robinson of Notasulga, Alabama was in charge of services and was assisted by the Rev. Eddie Ruddick of Huntsville, Rev. Grady Williams of Clanton, Alabama and the Rev. Lloyd Jones of Stanton, Alabama. Pallbearers were Archie McKinney, William Lee Gay, Millard Reynolds, Melvin Carter, C.C. Gay, Jr. Manley and Hershel Parnell. In charge of the huge floral arrangements were: Mrs. John T. O'Neal, assisted by Ms. Pauline Carroll, Mrs. William Ruddick. Mrs. Hicks, early in life joined Tabernacle Methodist Church.  She married I. U. W. Hicks, son of the late Rev. I. M. Hicks of Lawley, Alabama when 17 years of age and soon afterwards joining the Rehobeth Baptist Church accepting the faith of her husband and remained a member of that church until her death. She was a charter member of the Adult Sunday School Class of this church and the eldest member of the Plantersville, Alabama Eastern Star Chapter No.309. Mrs. Hicks was deeply loved and respected by all who knew her. She shared with those less fortunate; lending a helping hand at all times with those in need. She was an excellent neighbor, an affectionate and loving wife and mother-never complaining. Mrs. Hicks loved life and people. Greeted visitors to the last at her home with a smile and asked them to come back to see her. Mrs. Hicks was critically ill from Thursday May 31st remaining in the home until Monday night, June 4th, when she was removed by Martin's Ambulance to the Chilton County Hospital, Clanton, Ala. Friends and relatives gathered from near and far to attend the last rites of their loved one.

Hicks, Richard Andrew        December 24, 1887        February 05, 1945       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-08-1945, Deputy Richard A. Hicks of Thorsby dropped dead at the Court House in Clanton Monday.  He was 57, native of Pletcher.  Funeral was conducted by Rev. G.G. Williams at Thorsby Baptist Church.  Burial at new Cedron Cemetery.  (Some years later his body was moved to Thorsby Cemetery.)  He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Leila Williams Hicks, 2 Sons William L. Hicks, and Richard A. Hicks, Jr., 2 Brothers Lloyd of Elmore and Rufus Hicks.  5 Sisters: Mrs. Ida Wilson, Mrs. Mary Wilson, Mrs. Leila Keith, Mrs. Lula  Rhodes, Mrs. Ella Huett, and Mrs. Beulah Patton.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 245, Hicks, Richard A.  1887-12-24  1945-2-5.

Hicks, Willard B.        August 18, 1918        November 03, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, November 4, 2004, Services for Willard B. Hicks, 86, of Maplesville, are today at Maplesville Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ty Parten officiating. Burial will follow in the Plantersville Christian Cemetery. Friends will be received before the service from 12:30- 1 p.m. Hicks died Wednesday November 3 in Maplesville. He served 26 years as President of Central Alabama Electric Coop. He retired from Alabama Department of Transportation after 23 years of service. Survivors include his son, Joe Hicks of Maplesville.

Higgins, Ethel Ruth        January 18, 1931        February 11, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 15, 2000, Funeral services for Ms. Ethel Ruth Higgins, 69, Calera, were held Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Horton officiating.  Interment followed at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  She was born in Chilton County to the late Nolan and Ethey Wyatt Wright on Jan. 18, 1931.  She died at her home in Calera on February 11.  She is survived by two sons, Ricky Gulledge of Prattville and Bruce Higgins of Calera, one daughter, Wanda Kay Smith, of Dogwood, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hill, Robert William        February 07, 1915        April 20, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 22, 2004, Robert William Hill Services for Robert Hill, 89, of Clanton will be held today, April 22, at Martin Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Joey Hill officiating. Mr. Hill, an inspector, died at Chilton Medical Center April 20. Survivors include his daughters, Linda Tyler of Trussville and Peggy Davis of Clanton; son, Donnie Hill of Trussville; brother, John Hill of Gadsden; sister, Frances Odonell of Houston; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Hilyer, Charlie Eason        May 02, 1919        July 16, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 19, 1998, Services for Charlie Easton Hilyer, 79, of Jemison, are today at 2 p.m. at Pleasant HIll Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Tew and Rev. Sheril Hilyer officiating.  Mr. Hilyer died at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster on July 16. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Hilyer, a former building contractor, was a member and former deacon at First Baptist Church of Pelham. Survivors include; his wife, Joyce Hilyer of Jemison; four sons, Rev. Hilyer and Charles Hilyer, both of Alabaster, Eason HIlyer of Maplesville and Steve Hilyer of Thorsby; two daughters, Teany Beaulieu and Joyce Hardy, both of Alabaster; a step-son, Tom Huett of Thorsby; a step-daughter, Janette Bailey of Jemison; two brothers, Odean Hilyer of Prattville and Horace Hilyer of Opelika; a sister, Laura Brown of Montgomery; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Hilyer, Euell S.        1924        February 19, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 22, 2005, Euell S. Hilyer, 81, of Clanton, died Saturday, February 19 at his residence. Surviving are his wife, Susan Hilyer of Clanton; two sons, Steve Hilyer of Clanton and Marty Cross of Sugar Hill, Georgia; two granddaughters, Brittany Adam of Clanton and Olivia Cross of Sugar Hill; and grandson, Jackson Cross of Sugar Hill. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen E. Hilyer; mother, Annie Mae Davis; sister, Ruby Davis Gore and brother, Madison Hilyer. Services were held graveside at Collins Chapel Cemetery, Monday, February 21 mat 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Earl Hilyer officiating.

Hilyer, Gena        May 19, 1910        June 24, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 26, 2001, Funeral services for Gena Hilyer, 91, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Jack Drinkwater officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hilyer was born on May 19, 1910, in Coosa County, the daughter of the late W. T. Hilyer and the late Mary Ann Hilyer.  She was a homemaker.  She died on June 24, 2001, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include two sisters, Mae H. Smith, Birmingham, and Mozelle H. Miller, Clanton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Hilyer, Stephen Henry        December 01, 1846        November 20, 1940       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 232, Hilyer, Steven, H. 1846-12-1  1940-11-20.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-02-1941, Stephen H. Hilyer, of Clanton died Nov. 20, 1940.

HIlyer, Voncile J.        March 04, 1920        January 13, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 18, 2000, Graveside services for Voncile J. Hilyer, 79, Clanton, were held at Collins Chapel Baptist Cemetery in Jemison on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, with Rev. Randy Gothard and Rev. Gary Voyles officiating. and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hilyer was born on March 4, 1920, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Ruben Jefferson and Ludena Jackson.  She was a restaurant owner.  She died on Jan. 13, 2000, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include three sons, Earl Hilyer, Northport, and Ralph Hilyer and Frankie Hilyer, both of Jemison; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Hodge, Christy Ann Barrett 1973        September 11, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, September 15, 2002, Funeral services for Christy Ann Barrett Hodge, 29, will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 at 4 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Bennettsville, S.C. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave., N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.Mrs. Hodge died Wednesday. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., she was a daughter of Garland Sether Barrett and Betty Joyce Miller Barrett. She was a shipping clerk with Stanley Tools and attended the Cheraw Church of God. Survivors include, her husband, Jay Allen Hodge; daughters, Brittany Nicole Hayes and Heather Ann Hodge; mother Betty Joyce Miller Barrett of Bennettsville; father Garland Sether Barrett and step-mother Joyce Marie Barrett of Prattville; brother Kenneth Sether Barrett, Sr. of Prattville; sisters Debbie Barrett Freeman of Maplesville and LeCretia Rose Barrett Rogers of Katy, Texas; step-sisters Judy Carol Walker Absher, Barbara Jean Walker and Crystal Marie Walker of Prattville; 13 nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.

Horton, Velma E. Keener        July 06, 1933        July 11, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," July 15, 2003, Services for Velma E. Keener Horton, 70 of Clanton, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Reid and Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating. Burial followed at University Highway Church of God. Born on July 6, 1933 to Eborn Oliver Barrett and Effie Drucilla Barrett, she died July 11, 2003 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include her husband Morris Horton of Clanton; daughters Linda Keener Wingo of Maplesville, Erline Keener Miller of Chelsea, Shirley Keener Rigsby of Maplesville, Rita Keener McClure of Clanton and Opal Keener Scott of Maplesville; brother Raymond Barrett of Prattville; sisters Romania Davis of Clanton, Ruth Morgan of Selma and Louella Clements of Selma; step-sons Morris Horton, Jr. of Alabaster and Jack Horton of Hanceville; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Horton, Vera Mae        March 11, 1918        January 24, 2004        Shelby County Reporter.com, February 4, 2004, Vera Mae Horton Mother of six Vera Mae Horton, 85, of Hoover, formerly of Calera, died Jan. 24, 2004, in Hoover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Joe Horton, and her son, Charles Wayne Horton. She is survived by two daughters, Vera June Blackerby of Pelham and Jimmie Ruth Headley of Missouri; four sons, Morris Elred Horton of Clanton, Elton Lee Horton of Jemison, Harry Dean Horton of Hoover and Robert Larry Horton of Pelham; one brother, Lynn Garrett of Calera; 19 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Service was Jan. 28 at Rockco's Funeral Home Chapel in Montevallo, Greg Headley and Bruce Headley presiding. Burial followed in Shelby Memory Gardens in Calera, Rockco's Funeral Home directing.

Hosey, James Howard        December 31, 1924        November 02, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 17, 1998, Funeral services for James Howard Hosey, 73, of Auburn were Nov. 5, 1998, at Jeffcoat Chapel with Dr. George Mathison officiating.  Burial was in Memorial PK Cemetery, with Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Hosey was born Dec. 31, 1924 in Clanton. He taught ROTC at Auburn High School for 20 years and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.  He died Nov. 2, 1998, at East Alabama Medical Center.  He is survived by three daughters:  Carol Ho. Spencer and Jan Z. Hosey, both of Huntsville, and Joy Hosey of Dallas Tex.; two sons Mike Hosey and David Hosey, both of Auburn; a sister, Mary Drake of Atlanta; a brother, Mark Hosey of Montgomery; and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Myradine Hosey.

Hosey, James Lewis 'Jebo'        March 22, 1943        February 28, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 2, 2001, Funeral services for James Lewis 'Jebo' Hosey, 57, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 2, 2001, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Cletice Ingram and Mark Hosey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.   Hosey was born on March 22, 1943, in Chilton County, the son of Iris Littleton and the late John Earl Hosey.  He was a carpenter.  He died on Feb. 28, 2001, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.   Survivors include his wife, Claudia Hosey, Clanton; two daughters, Debra McLaughin, Centre, and Melanie Thomas, Bessemer; his mother, Iris Littleton; one sister, Diane Castleberry, Clanton; one brother, Douglas Hosey, Clanton; four grandchidlren; and three great-grandchildren.

Houston, Henry Ronald 'Ronnie'        September 09, 1942        November 19, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 23, 1999, Funeral services for Henry Ronald Houston, 57, Birmingham, were held on Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Larry Michael and Rev. J. R. Robinson officiating.  Burial followed at Plantersville Christian Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Houston was born on Sept 9, 1942, in Biloxi, Miss., the son of the late Henry Oscar and Sallie Mae Houston.  He was an engineer.  He died on Nov. 19, 1999 at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham.  Survivors include two sons, Greg Houston, Norcross, Ga. and Hank Houston, Clanton; his former wife, Martha Adams Houston, Clanton; and one sister, Sara Maroney, Smyrna, Tenn.

Houston, Joseph Leighton        November 03, 1918        July 15, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, July 16, 2004, Joseph Leighton Houston Graveside services for Joseph Leighton Houston, 85, of Stanton, will be Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Danny Rasberry officiating. Visitation will be today at Martin Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Houston died July 15 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Estelle Houston of Stanton; his brothers, Hermon Houston of Selma and Eulin Houston of Plantersville; and his sister, Hazel Atchison of Selma.

Houston, Robert Quinton        1916        November 13, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, November 24, 2004, Robert Quinton Houston Services for Robert Quinton Houston, 88, of Thorsby, were held at Clanton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Sunday, November 21 with Mike Satterwhite officiating. Friends were received at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Houston died Saturday, November 13 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Jean A. Houston of Thorsby; two daughters, Judy Cruz of Thorsby and Anne Register of Dothan; sister, Lavada Wilson of Selma; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Howard, Allen Roger        March 28, 1938        July 17, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 31, 1998, Graveside services for Alan Roger Howard, 60, of Helena were July 20, 1998, at Thorsby City Cemetery with Rev. Dave Lorenzy and Rev. Harry Gulledge officiating.  Charter Funeral Home of Alabaster directed.  Mr. Howard, a native of Thorsby, graduated from Jemison High School and Auburn University and served in the U. S. Coast Guard.  He died July 17, 1998, at his residence after a lengthy illness.  He is survived by his wife, Kaye Lacey Howard; four sons and daughter-in-laws:  Roger and Tina Howard, David and Pam Howard, Brian Howard and Shawn and Jennifer Howard, all of Helena; his parents, Floyd? and Pauline Howard of Thorsby; a sister, Carol H. Armstrong of Helena; and five grandchildren.

Howard, Lloyd Sweeny        November 29, 1912        December 21, 1998        "

The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 24, 1998, Funeral services for Lloyd S. Howard, 86, of Thorsby were Dec. 23, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harry Gulledge officiating.  Burial was in Thorsby Memorial Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Howard was born Nov. 29, 1912, in Alabama to the late Sweeny and Inga Howard.  He was a 1929 graduate of Thorsby Institute and was owner and operator of Wayside Nursery and Greenhouse. He was the last survivor of a second generation of Scandinavian settlers and attended the Brotherhood Sunday School class at Thorsby First Baptist Church.  He died Dec. 21, 1998, at his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Pauline Howard of Thorsby; a daughter Carol H. Armstrong of Helena; a daughter-in-law, Kaye Howard of Helena; a sister, Ella Carter of Mooresville, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Owen Carter of Mooresville, N. C.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Howard.

Hubbard, William D., Rev. Dr.        September 25, 1863        August 11, 1932       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-08-1932, Dr. William David Hubbard died Aug. 11, burial Lafayette.  He was a Native of Clanton.  He had held many Pastorates and was also employed by the Baptist State Mission Board.

Huckabee, Joseph William, Sr.        October 24, 1886        August 08, 1917       

"Clanton Press," No longer in print, Thursday, August 9, 1917, A Good man departed this life when on Tuesday night last at his home in Clanton Mr. Joseph W. Huckabee passed away, following a short illness form typhoid-pneumonia.  The deceased was 31 years of age and is survived by his wife and three small children.  His parents also survive him.  The deceased was a member of the the Baptist church, the Woodmen of the World and the Modern Woodmen, in which fraternities he always took an active interest.  He leaves many friends and relatives who will be deeply grieved to learn of his taking away.  The remains were laid to rest in Maple Springs cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.  A sad feature in connection with this death is that the wife lies critically ill with fever, being stricken on the same day as the husband.  To the bereaved ones the Press extends deepest sympathy.

Hudman, Grady Lee  September 17, 1919        May 12, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 13, 2001, Funeral services for Grady Lee Hudman, 81 and a resident of Clanton, will be held today, May 13, 2001 at 3 p.m. at Floyd Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Drinkwater, Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Ray Smitherman officiating. Interment will follow at Floyd Baptist Cemetery.  Born on Sept. 17, 1919, he was the son of the late John Hudman and Clara Hudman.  A farmer, he died on May 12, 2001 at his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Lillie Mae Hudman of Clanton; five daughters, Jessie Johnson of Vancouver, Wash., Catherine Golden, Dorothy Adams and Barbara Davis, all of Clanton, and Patricia Anderson of Selma; two brothers, Raymond Hudman and Sidney Hudman, both of Clanton; four sisters, Lorina Rowell, Floree Williams and Nellie Newman, all of Montgomery, and Margie Dennis of Bay Minette, Ala.; two son-in-laws, Gary Johnson of Vancouver, Wash., and Ernie Davis of Clanton; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Hudman, Dovie Jeanette        March 10, 1940        April 22, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 24, 2001, Funeral services for Dovie Jeanette, 61, Clanton, for Dovie Jeanette Hudman will be held at Floyd Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Drinkwater, Rev. Ray Smitherman, and Rev.  Frank Nelson officiating.  Burial will follow at Floyd Baptist Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Hudman was born in Autauga Coutny on March 10, 1940, the daughter of the late Guy A. Hughey and the late Amanda Ida Hughey.  She was a homemaker.  She died on April 22, 2001, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.  Survivors include her husband, Sidney J. Hudman, Clanton; one daughter, Connie Hudman, Clanton; and one sister, Janie Trammel, Verbena.

Huff, Emmett B.        April 06, 1912        April 17, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Funeral services for Emmett B. 'E. B.' Huff, 85 of Stanton will be held on Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the graveside of the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton, Ala., with the Reverend Aubrey Wallace officiating and the Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at the Martin Chapel on Friday, April 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mr. Huff was born in Chilton County on April 6, 1912 to the late Emmett and Velma Bledso Huff.  He died at the Four Rivers Medical Center in Selma on April 17, 1997.  He is survived by a daughter, son, daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Laura Harrison, Stanton; Emmett and Mary Clyde Huff, Clanton; Richard Harrison, Stanton; three brothers and two sisters, Ira Huff, Montgomery; O. B. Huff, Stanton; Willard Huff, Selma, Annice Burnett, Opelika; Carrie Hilman, Selma; two granddaughters and three grandsons, Sharon Harrison, Noel Harrison and Hal Harrison, Stanton; Jennifer Huff and Andy Huff, Clanton.

Hull, William Durward        January 06, 1926        September 04, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 7, 1997, Funeral services for William Durward Hull, 71, of Clanton, were held Saturday, Sept 6, 1997, at 11 a.m., at Martin Chapel with Reverend Ralph Jones, Mr. Bernie Mims and Mr. Charles Wilhite officiating.  Burial was held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bessemer at 1 p.m., with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Hull was born in Bibb County on Jan. 6, 1926, to the late William Henry Hull and the late Beulah Meeks Hull.  A veteran of the United States Navy during World War II, Mr. Hull served as a deacon at Concord Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Lodge in Clanton and Flint Hill, Ala.  He was also a member of Gideons International, retied from U.S. Steel in Fairfield, Ala., and owner of W. D. Mold and Nina's Mud Hut Ceramics.  He died at Shelby Medical Center on Sept. 4, 1997 and is survived by his wife Nina Lee Hull of Clanton; three daughters, Rebecca L. Wallace of Destin, Fla., Sandra G. Vick of Greensboro, Ala., and Patricia Madrid of Denver, Colo; and five grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Gideons, P.O. Box 1744 in Clanton.

 

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Jackson, Edna Lee        March 12, 1923        September 26, 2000        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 27, 2000, Funeral services for Edna Lee Jackson, 77, Clanton, will be held at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. with Elder C. E. Tucker officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home officiating.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept 27, 2000, from 5-8 p.m.  Jackson was born on March 12, 1923, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Ollie E. and Myrtis Lee Blalock.  She was a secretary. She died on Sept 26, 2000, at her residence.  Survivors include two brothers, Charles W. Knowles, Wilkesboro, N.C., and Bill F. Knowles, Clanton; and two sisters, Myrtis Williams, Clanton, and Betty Jo Billingsley, Columbia, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Ray Jackson.

Jackson, James Edwin        August 02, 1941        October 15, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 17, 2000, Funeral services for James Edwin Jackson, 59 and a resident of Jemison, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 at 10 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Scott Thomas officiating.  Interment will follow at New Harmony Cemetery in Clanton.  Born on Aug. 2, 1941, he was the son of the late Winford Mitchell Jackson and the Late Myrtle Villa White Jackson.  A bus driver, he died on Oct. 15, 2000 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn.  He is survived by his wife, Glenda G. Jackson of Jemison; two daughters, Vickki Winslett of Jemison and Tammie Jackson-Basseghi of Hoover; two sons, James Mitchell Jackson of Jemison and Gary W. Jackson of Jemison; and seven grandchildren.

Johnson, Arthur, M.D.        February 17, 1888        March 1935       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-28-1935, Dr. Arthur Johnson died last Thursday.  He was born in Clanton 2-17-1888, Son of Dr. Sam Johnson, a Pioneer Resident of Chilton County.  In 1910 he married Miss Mable Hall of Owensville, Indiana, and his survivors are his Wife, 2 Sons, Arthur, Jr. age 21, Medical Student University of Ala., Joe Hall Student at Gulf Coast Military Academy, 2 Brothers, Dr. N. S. Johnson of Clanton, Dr. Sam Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.  One Sister, Mrs. J. Earle Gowan, of Clanton.  He died of Pneumonia.  Burial was in Clanton City Cemetery.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 171, Johnson, Arthur, (M.D.)  1888  1935.

Johnson, Barbara Ann August 11, 1942        March 16, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 20, 1998, Funeral services for Barbara Ann Johnson, 55, of Clanton are today, March 20, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Maplesville Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Gatlin officiating.  Burial is in Maplesville Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Ms. Johnson was born Aug. 11, 1942, in Alabama to Lovenia G. Johnson and the late Arthur M. Johnson.  She worked as a school teacher.  She died March 16, 1998, at the Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sisters:  Arthel Jones of Mobile, Linda Silas of Clanton an Peggy Lenoir of Maplesville; and two brothers:  Jimmy Johnson of McCalla and Joe Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona.

Johnson, Estelle Easterling       February 16, 1910        July 12, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, July 14, 2002, Funeral services for Estelle Easterling Johnson, 92, will be held Sunday, July 14, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tony Hughes officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church.  Johnson was born on Feb. 16, 1910, in Chilton County, the daughter of James Lewis Easterling and Mahalia Baker Easterling.  She died on Friday, July 12, 2002 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Survivors include daughters Mable Jean Bates and Geraldine Nelson of Clanton and Doris Dean Giles of Greenville, S. C.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Johnson, Horace Leonard        September 13, 1919        April 23, 1926       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 156, Johnson, Horace Leonard  1919-9-13  1926-4-23.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-29-1926, Horace Leonard Johnson, age 7, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Johnson, drown while wading in a creek near Clanton, burial was at Walnut Creek Cemetery.

Johnson, James Richard 'Jimmy'        March 11, 1936        February 09, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, February 12, 2002, Funeral services for James Richard (Jimmy) Johnson, 65, Plantersville, will be held at Alpine Baptist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Matt Hawkins and Rev. Billy Wyatt officiating.  Burial will follow at Alpine Baptist Cemetery in Plantersville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Johnson was born on March 11, 2002, in Alabama, the son of the late Charlie Moore Johnson and the late Annie Laura Johnson. He was a log truck driver.  He died on Feb. 9, 2002, at Vaughn Regional/Dallas Campus in Selma.  Survivors include his wife, Betty H. Johnson, Plantersville; one son, Charlie (Jeanice) Johnson, Maplesville; one granddaughter, Amanda J. Harrison, Demopolis; two grandsons, Tim Johnson, Selma, and Ryan Johnson, Maplesville; two sisters, Dorothy Harris and Sara Atchison, both of Plantersville.  He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Johnson, and one brother, Earl Johnson.

Johnson, Mary Elizabeth        March 08, 1922        September 19, 1998       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Sept 23, 1998, Funeral services for May Elizabeth Johnson, 76, of Clanton were Sept 21, 1998, at Glad Tidings Church of God with Rev. Dearl Lett And Rev. Harlen Harris officiating.  Burial was in Glad Tidings Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Johnson was born March 8, 1922, in Alabama to the late Horace C. and Nora Bell Headley.  She was a homemaker.  She died Sept. 19, 1998 at her residence in Clanton.  She is survived by four daughters:  Barbara N. Adams of Clanton, Doris Wium of Youngstown, Fla. and Nora Story of Clanton; a son, James Johnson of Clanton; four sisters: Naomi Brown of Montevallo, Julia Nell Larius of Grandfall, Mont., and Yvonne Mitchell and Pat Stokes, both of Marbury; two brothers:  Gaston C. Headley of Prattville and Thomas Joe Headley of Marbury; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Johnson, Napoleon Strock, M.D.        August 14, 1883        August 30, 1940       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-05-1940, Dr. Napoleon Strock Johnson, Oldest Son of Joseph Samuel and Sallie Elizabeth Strock Johnson, Jr. who was one of the first physicians in Clanton.  Began Practice of Medicine in Clanton at age 18 and practiced for 39 years.  In 1901 he married Miss Lillian Goldthorpe of Mobile but no Children were born to this union.  Mrs. Lillian Johnson died 1904. On Sept 6, 1905, he married Miss Escharles Stewart, Daughter of William Eugene and Sally Adams Stewart, a medical Doctor in Clanton.  Dr. Johnson is survived by his Wife, 6 Daughters, Mrs. Norman Roberts, Alee Stewart, and Myra Johnson of Clanton, Priscilla Johnson of Montgomery, Mrs. Sim S. Williams of Deatsville, Mrs. Jean McCraney of Opelika, one Son, Joseph Samuel, 1 Sister, Mrs. J. E. Gowan, one Bro., Samuel E. Johnson of the U.S. Navy. Burial was in the Clanton City Cemetery.  He was born 8-14-1883, and died 8-30-1940.

Johnson, Rufus King        1878        April 1944       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 4-20-1944, Rufus King Johnson, age 67, died at Clanton Monday.  Burial was at Verbena Cemetery.  He is survived by 1 Brother, Will Johnson, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Williams and Mrs. Emma Scott of Verbena.  He was born and reared in Autauga County the Son of the Late W. Smith Johnson and Tabitha Jane Price Johnson, both immigrants from South Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

Malmede, Belle J. Matthews        February 10, 1859        January 29, 1933       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-02-1933, Mrs. Belle J. Matthews Malmede was buried beside the grave of her Husband, Dr. A.E. Matthews in Clanton Cemetery.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Garner of Ozark, AL.

Chambers, Louise Johnston        November 10, 1908        April 09, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 11, 2000, Funeral services for Louise Johnston Chambers, 91, Birmingham, will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Peggy Sanderford officiating.  Burial will follow at Pineview Memory Gardens in Selma, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Chambers was born on Nov. 10, 1908, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Thomas Avery and Frances Dora Johnston. She was a school teacher.  She died on April 9, 2000, at Medical Center East in Birmingham.  Survivors include one daughter, Annie Laurie Middlebrooks, Birmingham; one sister, Oma Bearden, Woodstock; Carden Johnston, Birmingham; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jones, Alma        abt. 1907        January 16, 1909       

Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 8, JONES, Alma, died 1-16-1909, 10 A.M., Born Ala., White Female, age 1 year, 7 mo., Father, Elijah Jones, Ala., Beat 4, Pneumonia, Dr. P. I. Hopkins.

Jones, Andrew Spann 'Andy'        June 18, 1857        September 13, 1925       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 176, Jones, Andrew S. 1857-6-18  1925-9-13.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-27-1925, Sudden death of Mr. Andy S. Jones, age 68, he dropped dead while sitting in a swing on his porch.  He was reared in the Mulberry Community.  He was the youngest of 16 children.  His Sons are Hugh Jones of Clanton and Span Jones of Mulberry. The 4 Daughter are:  Mrs. Hayes of Clanton, Miss Hattie Jones of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Lloyd Duncan of Birmingham, and Miss Irene Jones of Bessemer.

Jones, Billie Sue Averett        November 28, 1934        October 20, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 22, 1999, Funeral services for Billie Sue Averett Jones, 64, Clanton, will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Roland Davis, Dr. Charles Christmas, and Dr. Larry Felkins officiating.  Burial will be at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Jones was born on Nov. 28, 1934, in Bibb County, the daughter of the late Nathan W. and Iona Mitchell Averett.  She was a teacher aide.  She died on Oct. 20, 1999, at her residence.  Survivors include her husband, Rev. Ralph Jones, Clanton; one son, Rev. David Jones, Maplesville; one daughter, Janet Holsenback, Clanton; and two brothers, Nathan Averett, Jr., Athens, Ga., and Deward Averett, Columbiana.

Jones, Clinton Chancse        1986        July 09, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, July 11, 2004, Clinton Chancse Jones Services for Clinton Chancse Jones, 18, of Clanton are today, July 11, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton beginning at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tony Smitherman and Rev. Jeff Carroll officiating. Burial will follow at Refuge Baptist Church. Jones died July 9 at Chilton Medical Center. Survivors include his father, Charles Roland Jones of Jemison; his mother, Virginia Yvonne Jones of Clanton; a sister, Amanda Rhodes of Clanton; a grandfather, Jim Scott of Clanton; a grandmother, Ellen Scott of Clanton; a grandfather, Charles Jones of Jemison; a grandmother, Pernie Jones of Jemison; a half brother, Clay Jones of Jemison; a step-mother, Glenda Jones of Jemison; a step-father, Rocky Hepinstall of Clanton; a nephew, Kaleb Kilgore of Clanton and nieces Victoria and Devon Rhodes of Clanton.

Jones, Clyde        October 09, 1923        July 11, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 16, 1997, Funeral services for Clyde Jones, 73, of Clanton, were held on Monday, July 14, 1997 at the Martin Chapel at 4 p.m. with the Reverend Dearl Lett officiating.  Burial was at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton with the Martin Memorial Cemetery directing.  Mr. Jones was born in Chilton County on October 9, 1923 to the late Wesley Jones and Sussie Cleckley Jones.  He died at his residence in Clanton on July 11, 1997.  He is survived by his wife, Willodean Jones, Clanton; a daughter, Annette Mims, Clanton; a grandson, Greg Mims, Clanton; in-law, Renee Mims, Clanton; a great-grandchild, Kaelyn Mims, Clanton; four brothers and three sisters, J. W. Jones, N.J.; Elijah Jones, John Jones and James Jones, Clanton; Louise Little, Hope Hull; Willodean Barrett, Verbena; Dorthey Burnett, Jemison.

Easterling, Darlene Jones        March 21, 1958        May 22, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 25, 1999, Funeral services for Darlene Jones Easterling, 41, Clanton, were held at Northside Baptist Church in Clanton on Sunday, May 23, 1999, with Rev. Evie Megginson, Rev. Allen Patterson and Rev. Billy Wyatt officiating.  Burial followed at Jones Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home.  Easterling was born on March 21, 1958, in Alabama, the daughter of Charlie and Pernie Jones.  She was an owner and operator.  She died at her residence on May 22, 1999.  Among the survivors are her husband, Barry Easterling; two daughters, Candy Bradberry, Clanton, and Adena Green, Maplesville; her father, Charlie Jones, Randolph; her mother Pernie Jones, Randolph; three brothers Julius Jones, Randolph, Randy Jones, Maplesville, Roland Jones, Six Mile; three sisters, Patsy Roper, Maplesville, Glenda Popwell and Linda Griffin, both of Clanton; and two grandchildren.

Jones, Elsie Mae        December 01, 1911        February 05, 2000       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 8, 2000, Funeral services for Elsie Mae Jones, 88, Clanton, were held on Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Hershel Blalock officiating.  Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Jones was born on Dec. 1, 1911, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Willie F. and Lonie Glenn.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Feb. 5, 2000, at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Survivors include one daughter, Betty Yeargan, Clanton; two brothers, Virdie Glenn, Jemison, and Virgil Glenn, Clanton; one sister Lera Jones, Clanton; and one granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Jones.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 330, Jones, Elsie Mae  1911-12-1.

Jones, Elsie Redemer        July 21, 1913        August 22, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, August 25, 2002, Funeral services for Redemer Elsie Jones, 89, of Florala, will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002 at 2 P.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery, Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Jemison.  Born to Exer Washington Blackmon and Janie Jones Blackmon of Coosa County on July 21, 1913, she died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002 at Opp Nursing Home.  Survivors include sons Clarence W. Davis of Millbrook, James D. Davis of Millbrook, Donald G. Davis of Montgomery, Thomas F. Davis of Wetumpka and Bobby Wayne Davis in Montgomery; daughter Elizabeth Ann Bigger of Florala; sisters Dorabell Cook of Thorsby; Pearly Smitherman of Clanton, Ida Bass of Clanton and Dorothy Minor of Thorsby; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband, James Jones preceded her in death.

Hodgens, Eloyse J.        June 27, 1914        February 10, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 11, 2001, Funeral services for Eloyse J. Hodgens, 86 and a resident of Davidston, Ala., and formerly of Cooper, will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Chestnut Creek Cemetery in Cooper, with the Rev. Tommy Jacobs officiating.  Heritage Chapel Funeral Home of Alexander City will direct.  Born on June 27, 1914, she was the daughter of Jesse C. and Louisa Jones. A native of Cooper, she has lived in Davidston for the past six years.  She was a member of the West End Baptist Church in Clanton, and she died on Feb. 10, 2001 at her home.  She is survived by her son, John Maurice Hodgens of Biloxi, Miss.; her daughter, Nell H. Glaze of Davidston; a sister, Margie Nell Smith of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that donations be made to the Country Acres Care Homes, P.O. Box 55, Davidston, AL 36526.  This home was founded in her honor.

Jones, Floyd D.        December 04, 1872        January 06, 1915       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-07-1915, Mr. Floyd Jones died suddenly last Wed. evening at his home in Clanton, leaves a Wife and 1 Child.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 310, Jones, Floyd  1872-12-4  1915-1-16.

Jones, George Heath        September 09, 1881        November 13, 1920       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-18-1920, G. Heath Jones of Clanton died at Montevallo last Friday after a brief illness of Pneumonia, burial Clanton Cemetery, he was the Son of Mr. Andy Jones of Mulberry.  He was a brother to Hugh and Spann Jones, his Sisters were Mrs. J.P. Hayes, Miss Hattie, Miss U. L. and Miss Irene Jones.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 176, Jones, George Heath 1881-9-9 1920-11-13.

Jones, George Washington 'Doc'        October 18, 1847        May 03, 1925       

(1) Cemeteries of Bibb Co. 1817-1974 by Howard F. McCord(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 310, Jones, George W.  CSA, Co K, 8th GA, Inf.(3) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-07-1925, Uncle Dock Jones--G. W. Jones-- died at home of his Grandson Hubert Jones in Clanton last Sat.  Burial was at Isabella Cemetery.

Jones, Glennie T.        May 02, 1913        March 21, 1998       

(1) Social Security Records: Roots Web Internet Site, "Electronic."(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 25, 1998, Funeral services for Glennie T. Jones, 84 of Clanton were March 24, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jan Hurd officiating.  Burial was in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Jones was born May  2, 1913, in Alabama to the late George and Emily Thompson.  She was a homemaker.  She died March 21, 1998, at her residence in Clanton. She is survived by a niece, Grace Burnette of Clanton; and a host of nieces and nephews and special friends.

Jones, Gordon Sanford        March 11, 1875        December 19, 1920       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 310, Jones, G S. 1875-3-11  1920-12-17.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-23-1920, Gordon S. Jones, A business man of Clanton, dead as a result of a blow on his head by Robert Teel.

Collins, Hannah Alice        1876        1926       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 139, Collins, Hannah Alice  1876   1926.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-15-1927, Mrs. Alice Collins, age 52, wife of I.V. Collins died at Home of Wiley Ramsey, West End, Clanton, Dec. 10, burial was at Concord Baptist Cemetery.

Jones, Henry Dewell        November 13, 1918        January 19, 2000       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 21, 2000, Funeral services for Henry Dewell Jones, 81, Selma, were held on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton, with Rev. Jeff Hughes officiating.  Burial followed at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Jones was born on Nov. 13, 1918, in Chilton County, the son of the late Joe Berry and Janie Jones.  He was a supervisor.  He died on Jan. 19, 2000, at Vaughn Regional Hospital in Selma.  Survivors include his wife, Tommie R. Jones, Selma; two daughters, Maureen Acklin, Atlanta, Ga., and Amy Jones Howell, Jackson, Tenn.; one sister, Nita Eiland, Montgomery; and three grandchildren.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 374, Jones, Henry Dewell  1918-11-13.

Jones, James C.        December 22, 1873        March 01, 1930       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-06-1930, James C. Jones, Merchant of Clanton, died at his Home in Clanton last Sat. after a stroke.  He was born in this County 12-22-1873, Son of W.W. and Eliza Mullins Jones.  He was married to Miss Sophia Lee Mullins 10-11-1900.  Burial was in the Clanton Cemetery.  He was a member of Clanton Methodist Church.  He is survived by his Wife, 4 Sisters, and 3 Brothers.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 189, Jones, James C. 1873-12-22  1930-3-1.

Ramsey, Julia        April 22, 1851        December 15, 1925       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 190, Ramsey, Julia A.  1851-4-22  1925-12-15.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-17-1925, Mrs. Julia Ramsey, Wife of Wiley Ramsey of West End died last Tuesday.  Burial was in Clanton City Cemetery.

Jones, Lee Ottis        December 30, 1917        May 25, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 26, 1999, Funeral services for Lee Ottis Jones, 81, Clanton, will be held on Thursday, May 27, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Hershel Blalock and Rev. J. T. Meank.  Burial will be held at Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 1999, from 5-8 p.m.  Jones was born on Dec. 30, 1917, in Alabama, the son of the late John Hardy and Docie Annette Jones.  He was a farmer.  He died at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  Survivors include five daughters, Sally Annette Jones, Montgomery, Mary Ellen Hunter, Albuquerque, NM, Helen Ruth Browning, Sylacauga, Diann Harris, Wetumpka, Clara Mae Landers, Delhi, Calif,; two brothers, Oscar Herman Jones, Birmingham, and Roy Austin Jones, Billingsley; two sisters, Celestia Wynell Moore, Verbena, and Frances Elizabeth Owens, Maryland; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jones, Lloyd Herbert, Rev.        February 03, 1929        October 22, 1998       

(1) "Selma Times-Journal," Services for Lloyd Herbert Jones, 69, of Maplesville were held on October 25, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove #2 with the Rev. Aubrey Wallace and the Rev. Charles M. Christmas officiating.  He was a pastor and a mortician for 59 years.  Mr. Jones died October 22.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Nell Jones of Maplesville; two daughters, Pat William of Millbrook and Judy Walls of Maplesville; a son, Jack A. Jones of Calera; a sister, Rosa Lee Guinn of Clanton; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 28, 1998, Services for Lloyd Herbert Jones, 69, of Maplesville were held on October 25, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove #2 with the Rev. Aubrey Wallace and the Rev. Charles M. Christmas officiating.  He was a pastor and a mortician for 50 years.  Mr. Jones died October 22.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Nell Jones of Maplesville; two daughters, Pat William of Millbrook and Judy Walls of Maplesville; a son, Jack A. Jones of Calera; a sister, Rosa Lee Guinn of Clanton; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jones, Ludie B.        July 22, 1916        September 16, 2003       

Shelby Couny Reporter.com, September 24, 2003, Ludie B. Jones, 87, of Columbiana died Sept. 16, 2003, at her daughter's home in Calera. She was born in Chilton County in 1916. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbiana. For 35 years, she took care of many children in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Jones, and her daughter, Alma Jean Wright. She is survived by her children, Charles (Betty F.) Allen Jones of Columbiana, Peggy Joyce (Jim) Lee of Calera and Jimmy Wayne Jones of Columbiana; her sister, Doris F. (Buford) Lawrence of Billingsley; two brothers, Melvin Foshee of Clanton and Napoleon Foshee of Billingsley; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Service was Sept. 18 at Bolton Brown Service Chapel, the Rev. Mike Miller presiding. Burial followed in Pinelawn Gardens, Bolton Brown Service Funeral Home directing.

Smith, Margie Nell Jones Ruff        1919        January 23, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 18, 2004, Margie Nell Jones Ruff Smith Memorial graveside services for Margie Smith, 84, of Charleston, S.C., will be held Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at Chestnut Creek Cemetery. Reverend Derrick Deavers will officiate. Mrs., Smith was born in Clanton in 1919 and died in Charleston Jan. 23. Survivors include her sons, David Ruff of Houston and Jesse Ruff of Charleston; daughter, Martha Annalise Ruff of Denver; grandchildren, Samantha Watkins and Brad Ruff; niece Nell Glaze of Alex City and nephew John Hodgens of Biloxi. In lieu of flowers make donations to the Chestnut Creek Cemetery Fund. She was the daughter of Jesse and Louisa Jones.

Jones, Mary Elizabeth        August 08, 1931        July 29, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," August 1, 2003, Services for Mary Elizabeth Jones, 71 of Clanton, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Zion Ridge Church of God with Rev. Greg Jones and Rev. Harlen Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Ridge Church of God Cemetery. Born on Aug. 8, 1931 to Dock Cleckler and Jewel Cleckler, she died July 29, 2003 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Survivors include her husband George W. Jones of Clanton; son Jimmy R. (Peggy) Jones of Clanton; daughters Linda (Joe Earl) Adams of Clanton and Joyce (James) Johnson of Thorsby; granddaughters Krystal Parker of Clanton and Cedena Owens of Clanton; grandsons Joey Adams of Clanton and Mark Johnson of Thorsby; great-grandchildren Ashley Parker, Courtney Johnson, Alexa Owens and Katelyn Adams; brothers Herman Cleckler of Clanton, Dale Cleckler of Clanton and Roy Cleckler of Clanton; sisters Ruth Hudman of Clanton and Judy Baker of Clanton; five step-grandchildren.

Jones, Mattie B.        July 05, 1859        May 12, 1929       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-16-1929, Mrs. Mattie B. Jones, age 70, died at home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse miner near Cordray's Old Mill Sunday afternoon.  Burial was at Poplar Springs Cemetery.  She was the widow of Joe Jones who died 30 years ago.  She was born in Coosa Co. and before her marriage she was Miss Mattie DeVaughn.  Her only Sister is Mrs. Bob Grant of Coopers.  Three Sons, Elijah, Walter, and Renfrow all of Clanton, living daughters Miss Elvira Jones, Mrs. Dock Bone, and Mrs. Hattie Nobles, Mrs. Claudie Miner, and Mrs. Flossie Thornton.

Robinson, Mildred Erlene Jones        September 22, 1916        October 16, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, Thursday, October 18, 2001, Funeral services for Mildred Erline Jones Robinson, 85, Clanton, will be held at Providence Baptist Church No. 2 in Clanton on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Alvin Porter, Rev. Evie Megginson, and Rev. Glen Bonds officiating. Robinson was born on Sept. 22, 1916, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Lynn Jones and the late Exa Robinson. she was a salesperson. She died at Hatley Health Care in Clanton on Oct. 16, 2001. Survivors include two sons, Ross (Ann) Robinson and Ricky (Shirley) Robinson, both of Clanton; one brother, Wallace Jones, Phoenix city; one sister,  Betty Sue Fuller, Phoenix City; three grandsons, Glenn Robinson, Brian Robinson, and Brent Robinson, all of Clanton; two granddaughters, Kim Thrash, Wetumpka, and Shana Genebacher, Germany; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Houston Robinson. The family requests no flowers be sent. Donations may instead be sent to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund.

Jones, Pauline        August 24, 1919        August 29, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, August 31, 2004, Auline B. Jones Graveside services for Auline B. Jones, 88, of Jemison, are today at Union Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Rev. Johnny Bowman officiating. Mrs. Jones died August 29.Surviving are three daughters, Nola Jean Ludolf of Bessemer, Maureen Deavers of Jemison and Myrtlene Jones of Marion; three granddaughters, Jeanet Pike of Clanton, Betty Sue Logan of Jemison and Nola Ann Garner of Bessemer; eight great grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolon T. Jones; her son, Gilbert Jones and her grandson, Richard Wayne Moon.

Jones, Richard Eugene        October 18, 1934        July 17, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet July 18, 2003, Services for Richard Eugene Jones, 68 of Clanton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Zion Ridge Church of God with Rev. Tony Thomas and Rev. Robert Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Martin Funeral Home. Born on Oct. 18, 1934 to George W. Jones and Isabella Jones, he died July 17, 2003 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Survivors include his wife Betty A. Jones of Clanton; sons Barry (Dixie) Jones of Clanton and Greg (Angie) Jones of Coalmont, Tenn.; grandsons Brian (Raquel) Jones of Calera and Steven Jones of Coalmont, Tenn.; granddaughters Bridgette (Jason) Coodey of Clanton, Jessica Jones of Coalmont, Tenn. and Destiny Jones of Coalmont, Tenn., great-grandchildren Joseph Coodey of Clanton and Isabella Jones of Calera; brother George W. Jones of Clanton.

Jones, Robert Euell        January 01, 1929        November 15, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, November 18, 1999, Funeral services for Robert Euell Jones, 70, Verbena, will be held at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Warren Culver, Donny Burns, and Rev. Derrick Deavers officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church at Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Jones was born on Jan. 1, 1929, in Alabama, the son of Robert Archie and Eva Jones.  He was a merchant and was in the Navy.  He died on Nov. 15, 1999, at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.  Survivors include his wife, Faye Jones, Verbena; one son, Steve Jones, Clanton; one daughter, Kathy Acton, Birmingham, ; one sister, Dorothy Thompson, Shorter; and five grandchildren.

Jones, Sarah Argie        February 28, 1869        April 04, 1940       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-11-1940, Mrs. Sarah Argie Jones Foshee, Widow of the Late Joe W. Foshee, died April 4, burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.  She is survived by 5 sons, 3 Daughters, 5 Brothers, William, Nattie, Barton, Charlie, and Warren Jones.  Sarah Argie Jones was the daughter of Billie Jones and she was born near Old Salem on the River.  She married Joseph W. Foshee 54 years ago and he died 5 years ago.  She was born 6-28-1869.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 175, Jones, Argie  1868-6-28  1940-4-4.

Jones, Temperance Ann Eliziah        July 04, 1860        March 18, 1929       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-14-1929, Mrs. Temperance A. DeVaughn, Widow of Late P. R. DeVaughn, died at Home of her daughter, Mrs. Jim Mitchell, last Friday. Burial was at Poplar Springs.  Sons are:  E. H., O. L., and H. M.  DeVaughn all of Clanton, Daughters:  Mrs. G. S. Minor and Mrs. Jim Mitchell of Clanton, Mrs. Jim Huckabee of Birmingham and Mrs. H. L. Gentry of Columbus, Ga.

Jones, Velma        December 26, 1916        March 26, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 28, 2000, Funeral services for Velma J. Thornton, 83, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ralph Jones and Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Thornton was born on Dec. 26, 1916, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late J.B. and Susie Jones.  She was a homemaker.  She died on March 26, 2000, at her residence.  Survivors include her husband, James Smolon Thornton, Clanton; one son, Harold Thornton, Clanton; one daughter, Janice Wilson, Holtville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Jones, Vernon Dewey        October 28, 1900        January 08, 2003        "

The Clanton Advertiser," January 10, 2003, Graveside services for Vernon Dewey Jones, 102, Birmingham, were held at Clanton City Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Earl Leslie Hicks officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Jones was born on Oct. 28, 1900, in Chilton County, the son of the late Robert J. Jones and the late Liza Ann Jones. He was a sales clerk. He died on Jan. 8, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. Survivors include three nieces, Ann Cleere, Maylene, Peggy Thomas and Kay Shannon, both of Birmingham; one nephew, Ken Jones, Hoover. .

Jones, Wiley Amon        September 27, 1910        July 11, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 16, 1997, Funeral services for Wiley Amon Jones, 86, of Clanton, were held on Sunday, July 13, 1997 at the Temple Assembly of God in Clanton at 2:30 p.m. with the Reverend Billy Cotton officiating.  Burial was at the Temple assembly Church of God Cemetery with the Prattville Memorial Chapel officiating.  Mr. Jones died on July 11, 1997.  He was preceded in death by his sister Mamie Jones Minor.  He is survived by his wife, Velma Mims Jones, Clanton; a son, Joseph Harold Jones, Clanton; a daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Bernie Leedy, Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Brady Jones, Childersburg; Clyde Jones, Selma; one sister, Eunice Hazel Mims, Wetumpka;   grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers:  Joseph Jones, Dale Jones, Tod Jones, Rick Lowe, Jim Blocker and Jones Blocker.

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Keel, Julia Bertha        March 03, 1888        August 09, 1927       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-11-1927, Mrs. Charlie Stroud of Enterprise died in Clanton Hospital Tuesday following a fall from the Hospital elevator Sunday.  She was the Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.Y. Keel.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 433, Stroud, Julia Bertha  1888-3-3  1927-8-9.

Keener, Howard Allen        September 15, 1935        April 05, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 8, 2003, Howard Allen Keener, 67 of Maplesville passed away Saturday, April 5, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at Alpine Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Smitherman, Rev. William Earl Short and Rev. Willard Scott officiating. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Alpine Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Keener was preceded in death by his parents Clint and Lula Keener and brothers Gordon Keener and Chester Lenoir. He is survived by his four children Thomas Keener (Jackie) of Maplesville, Patsy Bishop (Keith) of Calera, Peggy Sewell (Roland) of Prattville and Joe Keener (Sheila) of Maplesville; brother Paul Keener (Evelyn) of Maplesville; ten grandchildren Janet Garren, Allen Keener, Michelle Tate, Monica Hutchinson, Timothy Alverson, Brandy Keener, Brittney Keener, Jeremy Sewell, Jessica Keener and Joshua Sewell; ten great-grandchildren Damon Gans, Trevor Garren, Devin and Skyler Keener, Justin Tate, Jacob, Taz and Adam Hutchinson, Aspen and Alana Alverson. He was also loved by many other relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be jessie Harrison, William Earl Willitte and Ernie Moates. Pallbearers will be Allen Keener, Timothy Alverson, Gregory Hutchinson, Jason Tate, David Alverson, Gregory Lenoir, Wes Dees and Keith Chandler.

Keener, Lewis        September 10, 1927        January 26, 1996       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Services for Lewis Keener, 68, of Maplesville were Sunday, January 28, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Alpine Baptist Church with the Rev. William Short officiating.  Burial was in the Alpine Baptist Cemetery in Plantersville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Keener was born Saturday, September 10, 1927, in Alabama to the late Buck and Bevie Mull Keener.  He died Friday, January 26, 1996, at his home on County Road 976 in Maplesville.  He is survived by his brother, Hayward Keener of Pelham, and his sister Lorene Garner of Centreville.

Kelley, Fannie May        September 25, 1919        April 16, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 19, 2005, Services for Lucille Powell Carroll, 88, of Clanton, were held Sunday, April 17 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matt DeBord and Rev. Jay Hurd officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Memorial Cemetery. Carroll died Friday, April 15.Survivors include her daughters, Peggy C. Wyatt of Clanton and Linda C. Mims of Deatsville; brother, Lamar Powell of Ozark; three sisters-in-law, Blanche Powell, Georgia Nell Powell, both of Clanton, and Peggy Powell of Ozark; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hughey Edward Carroll.

Kelley, Mary Frances        1927        October 17, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, October 19, 2004, Mary Frances Kelley Brown Services for Mary Frances Kelley Brown, 77, of Clanton are today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jack Laney and Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow in the Chilton Memorial Gardens. Brown died October 17 in Clanton. Survivors include two sons, Wayne (Martha) Burtram and Dallas Ray King of Clanton; two daughters, Joann (Royce) Wyatt and Susan Bean, both of Clanton; four granddaughters, Yvonna (Phillip) Benson, Shannon (Bill) Henley, Joanna Bean and Mary Bean, all of Clanton; grandson, Wesley Wyatt of Clanton; two great-granddaughters, Kristin Benson and Malley Benson of Clanton; two great-grandsons, T. J. Henley and Brody Henley of Clanton; brother, Gordon Friday of Florida; and two sisters, Mauline Chaffin of Georgia and Dorothy Layton of Birmingham.

Kelley, Mary Louella        November 25, 1915        January 30, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 1, 2001, Graveside services for Mary Louella Kelley, 85, Verbena, will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery in Verbena, with Rev. Brian Cowley officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Kelley was born on Nov. 25, 1915, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late John William and Eliza Dawson Kelley.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Jan. 30, 2001, at Prattville Baptist Hospital.  Survivors include one sister, Fannie Thomas, Verbena; two nephews; and seven nieces.

Kelley, Myrtle Marie        February 12, 1911        July 02, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 3, 2001, Funeral services for Myrtle Marie Dennis, 90, Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Elder C. E. Tucker and Rev. Mike Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 from 5-8 p.m.  Dennis was born on Feb. 12, 1911, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Tyre Edmund Kelly and the late Mahala Jane Kelly.  She was a homemaker.  She died on July 2, 2001, at her residence.  Survivors include her husband, Aaron C. Dennis, Clanton; one son Charles Wayne Dennis, Montgomery; one daughter, Diane Dennis Wheeler, Dadeville; three grandchildren, Teresa Ann Zabel, Mobile, Mark D. Wheeler and Lee S. Wheeler, both of Birmingham; and one great-grandson, Jarred L. Wheeler, Birmingham.

Kelley, Nancy Jane        May 17, 1917        October 31, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Funeral services for Nancy Jane Brown, 83, Verbena, will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duaine Griggs and Rev. Derek Deavers officiating.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Creek Baptist in Verbena, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, from 5-8 p.m.  Brown was born on May 17, 1917, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late John William and Elizabeth Dawson Kelley.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Oct. 31, 2000, at Wetumpka Nursing Facility.  Survivors include two sons, Phillip Brown, Jr., Verbena, and Barney Brown, Prattville; four daughters, Frances Foster, Montgomery, Sue Edwards, Holtville, Martha Davis, Alabaster, and Becky Bowman, Cook Springs; two sisters, Fannie Thomas and Mary Kelley, both of Marbury; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Kelley, Otis D.        July 26, 1925        September 17, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, September 26, 2003, Otis Kelley, 78, died Sept. 17. He is survived by his wife Lollie Kelley; sons, Jerry, Danny and Anthony Kelley; grandsons, Nathan, John and Patrick Kelley and granddaughter, Laticia Kelley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie and Annie Kelley. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at Glad Tidings Church of God with burial at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, Ala. Reverends John Acreman and Roy Nelson will be officiating the services.

Kemp, Thomas Joseph 'Tommy Joe'  July 13, 1946        January 14, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, January 14, 2004, Thomas Joseph Kemp Services for Thomas Kemp, 57, Gate City, Va., will be held at Colonial Funeral Home in Gate City, Va. at 8 p.m. Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. with reverend Will Shewey and Darryl Dockery officiating. Mr. Kemp, a career serviceman, died Jan. 14 after a long bout with cancer. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Kemp of Gate City; daughter, Rhonda Biggins of Mexico Beach, Fla.; sons, Thomas Kemp of Lakehurst N.J. and Jason and James Kemp of Gate City; grandchildren, Caden Kemp of Missouri, Kyle Biggins of Mexico Beach; step-mother, Louella Kemp of Thorsby; sisters, Helen Swanson of Kinston, N.C., Dena Hamilton of Clanton, Pat Huffstetler, Annette Moates, Anita Kemp, all of Thorsby; Cherry Lawrence of Clanton, Linda Abbott of Greenville, S.C.; brothers, Donald Kemp of Clanton, Michael Temple of Greenville, S.C. Mr. Kemp was the son of Thomas Kemp and Lois Fulmer Temple.

Kendrick, Richard Walter, Jr.        January 06, 1927        November 26, 2002       

"Selma Times-Journal," page 2A, November 28, 2002, Walter Kendrick, Jr., 75, of Plantersville, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at a local hospital.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, in the Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Atchison and Rev. Mike Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Kendrick was a veteran of World War II serving in the Merchant Marines.  He had been in retirement many years after working as an immigration officer for the United States In New York City, New Orleans and Mobile, with the major part of his service being in Mobile.  With great joy, he served in Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church as a deacon and teacher, and was active in the Gideons.  He was in every aspect, the "Redeeming Kinsman." Mr. Kendrick was born in Chilton County on Jan. 6, 1927, to Richard Walter Kendrick and Mary Clementine Browning. Survivors include wife Betty J. Kendrick of Plantersville; stepdaughter Judith A. (Sherrill) White of Thorsby; step-granddaughters Angela (Wesley) Hicks and Jennifer (Heath) Blackmon of Plantersville and Amanda (John) Giles of Clanton; great grandson Kendrick Blackmon of Plantersville and brother Hershell (Billie) Kendrick of Selma. The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Kicker, Bertie Lee        February 24, 1893        March 06, 1920       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 380, Dennis, Bertie Lee Kicker  1893-2-24  1920-3-6 In same grave is Dennis, (Infant)  1920-3-5  1920-3-6.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-11-1920, Mrs. Bertie L. Dennis died, Wife of Tax Assessor, J.N. Dennis, at her home 1 mile South of Clanton on Mar. 6. She was born 2-24-1893, daughter of J.W. Kicker.  She left 2 Daughters, 1 Son, and an Infant Son 1 day old was buried with her.  Her Mother is Mrs. Luna Kicker of Tuscaloosa.  Her brothers and sisters are listed in the article.

Kicker, Newton A.        July 1859        1922       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 5-25-1922, Newton A. Kicker died last Friday, he was on the City Council, funeral First Methodist Church, burial was int he Clanton City Cemetery.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 178, Kicker, Newton A. 1860  1922.

Kicker, Sallie J. Dunn       1868        June 1934       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 176, Kicker, Sallie Dunn 1868  1934.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 6-25-1934, Mrs. Sallie J. Kicker, age 65, died at her home in West Clanton saturday after a long illness.  Burial was at Clanton City Cemetery.  She was the Widow of Newton A. Kicker who died several years ago.

King, William Obediah        November 10, 1874        March 03, 1929       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 3-07-1929, Mr. W.O. King, age 54, died at a Selma Hospital last Sun. Burial was at Plantersville.  He was the Father of Mrs. Sie Foshee of Clanton.(2) Internet, The Prattville Progress, Death Notices 1929 transcribed by Larry Caver, Jr., KING, Mr. W. O.: "Services for..,55,leading merchant of Plantersville whose death occurred Sunday morning after five days  illness, were held Monday.. Interment was made in the   Plantersville Cemetery.. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Estelle  King of Plantersville, and the following daughters: Miss Onie  King, a nurse at the Vaughn Mem. Hospital of Selma; Mrs. Sie  Foshee, of Clanton; Mrs. Bessie Pickering of Plantersville;  Mrs. Neil Harrell, of Billingsley; Mrs. Frank Perry of  Maplesville. There were also four brothers, J. F. King, of  Billinsgley; J.M. King of Autaugaville; P. R. King  and  C.C. King, of Jones, and a sister, Mrs. C. H. Herman of Jones..".

Klinner, William W. 'Bill'        May 13, 1860        March 02, 1945       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 3-08-1945, William Washington Klinner, age 84, died at he home of his Son, Herbert Klinner in Clanton Friday. Burial was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Maplesville. He is survived by 6 Sons, Oscar, Claude, and Herbert of Clanton, R. A. of Gadsden, E. L. of Birmingham, Vernon of Opelika, and by 4 Daughters, Mrs. Ella Buxton of Maplesville, Mrs. Gertie Pounds of Gadsden, Mrs. W.F. Broadhead of Birmingham, Mrs. Alma K. Dickinson of Billingsley, Rt. 1 and by 23 Grandchildren. He was the last survivor of his Brothers and Sisters.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 318, Klinner, William W. 1860-5-13  1945-3-2.

Knight, Shirley Ann        October 13, 1943        January 12, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 15, 2002, Funeral services for Shirley Ann Bice Knight, 58, Verbena, were held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. W. L. Adams and Rev. Tommy Roy officiating.  Burial followed at Sunshine Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Hrect directing.  Knight was born on Oct. 13, 1943, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Ottis Bice and the late Flocie Bice.  She was in sales.  She died on Jan. 12, 2002, at her residence.  Survivors include her son, Reno Knight, Clanton; one brother Olen Bice, Verbena; one sister Myrtice Headley, Clanton; one granddaughter, Christina Knight, Clanton; one grandson, Alex Williams, Clanton.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Freda Knight.

Knight, Ruby Dean        January 08, 1925        June 28, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 2, 1997, Funeral services for Ruby Dean Knight Baker, 72, of Clanton, were held on Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at the Martin Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Reverends Bobby Hicks and Willie Littleton officiating.  Burial was at the Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with the Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Baker was born in Chilton County on January 8, 1925 to the late Oscar Knight and Lula Mae Driver Knight.  She died at her residence in Clanton on June 28, 1997.  She is survived by her husband, Steve W. Baker, Clanton; a son and five daughters, Ralph Price, Connie Jones, Joan Oaks and Debbie Bass, all of Clanton; Barbara Turnham and June Piedra, Prattville; a sister, Hazel Dennis, Verbena; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Knox, Barney L., Jr.    September 30, 1922        March 16, 1996       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 20, 1996, Services for Barney Knox, Jr., 73 of Clanton were Monday, March 18, 1996, at 11 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in the Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Knox was born Saturday, September 30, 1922, in Alabama to the late Barney and Rosebud Mims Knox.  He founded and owned Chilton County Concrete.  He died Saturday, March 16, 1996 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.  He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Mae Noah Knox of Clanton; two daughter:  Glenda Fergueson of Maplesville an Renea Morgan of Clanton; two sons: Bobby Knox and Mark Knox, both of Clanton; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Lamar, Cornelia Glennie        March 1850        July 31, 1934       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 184, Phillips, Glennie Lamar  1850  1934.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 8-9-1834, Mrs. Glennie Lamar Phillips, age 84, died at her home in Clanton Sat.  Funeral was at the home and burial in the Clanton City Cemetery.  She is survived by 4 Daughters, Mrs. Willie Phillips Jones and Mrs. Glennie Evans of Clanton, Mrs. A. L. Duncan and Mrs. E.W. Duke of Prattville, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, one Bro., Mr. George H. Lamar of Washington, D.C., one sister, Mrs. Annie Lamar Cole of Montgomery. She was the Widow of Mr. Tom S. Phillips, who died several years ago. She ran a millinery business in Clanton.

Land, Christopher Lee        August 07, 1965        December 23, 2003       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 28, 2003, Services for Christopher Land, 38, of Jemison, were held Dec. 27 with burial at Pleasant Grove Number One Cemetery. Reverend Mark Lovett officiated. Mr. Land, a construction worker, died at his home Dec. 23. Survivors include his wife, Angelia Land; daughters, LeAnn, Chrissy and Katie Land; parents, Roger and Joyce Land; grandmothers, Merle Foshee and Essie Land and brother, Allen Land, all of Jemison and sister Robin Bentley of Columbiana.(2) Shelby Couny Reporter.com, December 31, 2003, Morris Joe Atchison, 53, of Randolph, Ala., died Dec. 29, 2003, in Randolph. He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie Ernestine Atchison and Wheeler Eugene Atchison; his sister, Mary Ann Donaho; and his brother, Paul Junior Atchison. He is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Atchison of Randolph; his daughter, Marcia Atchison of Randolph; his sisters, Beula Mae Davis of Marion, Goldie Mae Riffe of Maplesville, Jessie Mae Smith of Maplesville and Mollie Mae Cox of Randolph; his brothers, Carl E. Haigler of Istachatta, Fla., Jerry Robert Haigler of Selma, Eugene Atchison Jr. of Lawley, Ala., Willard James Atchison of Stanton, Ala., Thomas John Atchison of Maplesville and Vance Jackson Atchison of Lawley; and a host of nieces and nephews. Service was Dec. 31 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Randolph, Brothers James Reed and John Ingram presiding. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery, Rockco's Funeral Home directing.

Langston, Betty Joyce        January 04, 1948        December 11, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, December 13, 2002, Funeral services for Betty Joyce Miller, 54 of Clanton, will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Smitherman and Rev. Robert Griffin officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Baptist Cemetery in Clanton. Visitation services will be held Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 from 5-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home.  Born on Jan. 4, 1948 to John E. Langston and Wilodene Langston of Chilton County, she died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 in Baldwin County.  She was a nurse.  Survivors include her husband, Jimmy W. Miller of Clanton; daughter Kim Heath of Clanton; son Brett MIller of Mobile; granddaughter Caydee Grace Miller of Clanton; mother Wilodene "Dene" Langsotn of Clanton; sister Becki (Floyd) Logan of Clanton and brother Eddie (Mona) Langston of Clanton.

Langston, Chalmer Willie        November 02, 1931        June 22, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, June 24, 2004, Chalmers Willie Langston Services for Chalmers Langston, 72, of Thorsby, will be held June 25 at Faith Hull Gospel Church at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery with Reverends Willard Scott and Douglas Scott will officiate. Visitation will be held today, June 24, at Martin Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Mr. Langston, a carpenter, died June 22. Survivors include his sons, Jimmy Langston of Birmingham and Frank Langston of Clanton; daughter, Bobby Mims of Thorsby; brother, Lonzie Cleckler of Clanton; sisters, Margaret Gibson of Clanton, Marie Rhodes of Clanton and Priscilla Rhodes of Clanton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Langston, James Richard        October 27, 1924        September 28, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, October 1, 2002, Funeral services for James Richard Langston, 77, Jemison, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Robert Griffin officiating. Burial will be held at Collins Chapel Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home Chapel directing.  Langston was born on Oct. 27, 1924, the son of the late Evan Langston and the late Ollie Pate Langston.  He was a carpenter.  He died on Sept. 28, 2002, at 81 Old Buttermilk Road in Montevallo. Survivors include one son, Roy Langston, Jemison; three daughters, Betty Coodey, Clanton, Darlene Corley, Montgomery, Rebecca Messer, Jemison; two friends, Mr. and Mrs. Pat and Tommy Cormack, Montevallo.

Langston, Leonard Ivan        August 24, 1953        February 13, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 17, 2000, Funeral services for Leonard Ivan Langston, 46, Witwell, Tenn., will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton, with Rev. Randy Gothard officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Langsotn was born on Aug. 24, 1953 in Chilton County, the son of Frances adams Martin and the late Samuel Evan Langston. He was a mechanic for CSX Railroad. He died on Feb. 13, 2000, at his residence.  Survivors include his mother, Frances Adams Martin, Jemison; his daughter, Crystal Neice, Thorsby; and two grandchildren.

Langston, Orben        August 17, 1915        December 17, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 21, 1999, Funeral services for Orben Langston, 84, Jemison, were held on Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Mars Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. William Short officiating.  Burial will be at Mars Hill Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Langston was born in Chilton County on Aug. 17, 1915, the son of the late R. F. and Barbara Langston.  He was a rural Mail carrier.  He died at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster on Dec. 17, 1999.  Survivors include one step-son, Gerald Causey, Delaware, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Latham, Alma Viola        July 30, 1872        November 1945       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 167, Ellis, Alma L.  1872  1945.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-29-1945, Mrs. Alma Latham Ellis, age 73, died Wednesday.  Burial was in Clanton City Cemetery.  Funeral was at Clanton First Baptist Church where she was a member.  She is survived by her Husband, John Ellis, 3 Sons, Latham of Mobile, John of Montgomery, Earl of Clanton, 2 Daughters, Mrs. Raymond Smith of Fla. and Mrs. W. L. Longshore of Birmingham.  2 Sisters, Mrs. E. E. Upchurch and Miss Dela Latham of Clanton, 1 Brother, Luther Latham of Miami.

Latham, Docie Lee  April 19, 1922        July 22, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 2, 1998, Funeral services for Docie Lee Latham, 66, of Maplesville were July 24, 1998, at Martin Chapel with Minister Don Campbell officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Latham was born April 19, 1922, in Chilton County to the late Dave and Grace Beatrice Chandler.  She was a deli worker.  She died July 22, 1998, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.  She is survived by her husband, Walter Lavern Latham of Maplesville; two sisters:  Dot Latham of Maplesville and Marlene Calver of Montgomery; and a brother, Arland Chandler of Andalusia.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Altha B. Chandler.

Latham, Dolly 'Dot'        December 27, 1936        September 04, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, September 7, 2003, Dolly "Dot" Latham, 66, died at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala., Sept. 4 2003. She was a life long resident of Chilton County. She is survived by her husband, Will Latham Jr.; sons, Aubrey (Sherry) and Steven Latham; brother Arland Chandler; sister, Marlene Calvert and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sept. 7 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Maplesville Fire and Rescue.

Latham, Margaret        September 14, 1918        September 23, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 25, 2001, Funeral services for Margaret L. Smith, 83 and a resident of Clanton, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 at Maplesville Holiness Church with Rev. Duke Fulgum and Rev. Bobby Hicks officiating.  Interment will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton.  Born on Sept. 14, 1918 in Perry Co. Ala., she was the daughter of the late Walter Latham and the late Susie C. Latham.  A homemaker, she died on Sept. 23, 2001 at Chilton Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Raymond Smith.  She is survived by four sons, Buddy Smith of Maplesville, Raymond Smith, Jr. of Clanton, Wayne Smith of Ashlin, Ala., and Randy Smith of Thorsby; five daughters, Louise Harrison of Clanton, Margaret Jeanette Roberts of Clanton, Diann Carter of Maplesville, Patsy Pickle of Maplesville and Debra Hicks of Demopolis; three sisters, Ruth McMinn of Sardis, Ella Mae Cook of Selma, and Annie Bell Atchison of Talladega; a brother T. J. Latham of Selma; 31 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Latham, Robert H.        May 13, 1910        April 01, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 3, 1998, Funeral services for Robert H. Latham, 87, of Tuscaloosa are today, April 3, 1998, at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Watson officiating.  Burial is in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Latham was born May 13, 1910 in Alabama to the late George and Ellie Latham.  He worked as a foreman.  He died April 1, 1998, at Druid City Hospital/Northport.  He is survived by two daughters: Audrey Ann Nix of Tuscaloosa and Robbie Nell Latham of Maplesville; a son-in-law, Tommy Nix of Tuscaloosa; a brother, George W. Latham of Eutaw; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Hicks Latham. Pallbearers will be Robert and George Latham, Hugh, Lenard and Jimmy Stewart, and Don and Joe Abbott.

Latham, Rosie        October 20, 1903        September 02, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 9, 1998, Funeral services for Rosie Latham, 94, of Thorsby were held on Sept. 4, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Bishop officiating.  Interment followed at Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Latham was born on Oct. 20, 1903, in Perry County of the late Harrison Taylor Terry and the late Nora Chadwick Terry.  She died on Sept 2, 1998, at her home in Thorsby.  She is survived by two daughter:  Nell Cummings and Mabel Cummings, both of Thorsby; two sisters:  Odis Legron of Maplesville and Eva Lou Crocker of Calera; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Charlie Latham.

Latham, Selena Frances        February 08, 1922        September 16, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 19, 2000, Funeral services for Selena Francs Fox, 78, Maplesville, will be held at Mulberry Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept 19, 2000, at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Bishop officiating.  Burial will follow at Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, between 6-8 p.m. Fox was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in Alabama, the daughter of the late Henry Calhoun and Anna Latham.  She was a homemaker.  She died on ?????, at her residence.  Survivors include one daughter, Sara F. Adams, Selma; one son, Harry L. Fox, Jr., Alexander City; one sister, Montean Cruise, Montgomery; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Fox. The family prefers contributions be made to the Mulberry Cemetery Fund, 3233 County Road 29, Thorsby, AL 35171.

Latham, Walter Lavern        February 01, 1924        April 18, 1999       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 20, 1999, Funeral services for Walter Lavern Latham, 75, Maplesville, will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Don Campbell and Rev. E. C. Mims officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home.  Latham was born on Feb. 1, 1924 in Alabama, the son of the late Walter and Susie Latham.  He was a security guard.  He died on April 18, 1999 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  Among the survivors are four sisters, Ruth McMinn and Margaret Smith, both of Maplesville, Ella Mae Cook, Clanton, and Annie Bell Atchison, Wetumpka; one brother, T. J. Latham, Selma; and a host of nieces and nephews.(2) "Selma Times-Journal," page A2, April 20, 1999, Walter Lavern Latham, 75 of  Maplesville, died on Sunday, April 18, 1999, at a Alabaster hospital.  Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Chapel of Martin Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Campbell and the Rev. E. C. Mims officiating.  Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Survivors include sisters, Ruth McMinn and Margaret Smith both of Maplesville, Ella Mae Cook of Clanton and Annie Bell Atchison of Wetumpka; a brother, T. J. Latham of Selma; and a host of nieces and nephews.  Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the funeral home.

Lawley, Eula M.        1915        May 23, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," May 25, 2004, Eula B. Riffe Services for Eula Riffle, 89, of Maplesville, will be held May 26 at Rehobeth Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Reverend Danny Rasberry officiating. Mrs. Riffe, a homemaker, died May 23. Visitation will be held today, May 25, at Martin Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Survivors include her son, Donald Riffe of Maplesville; daughter, Norma Faye Johnson of McCalla; sisters, Frances Green of Lawley and Jeanette Chatman of Randolph; brother, Cecil Lawley of Prattville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Lawley, James Wesley, Rev.        1860        1925       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 2-12-1925, Mr. J. W. Lawley, died age 65 at home in Clanton last Monday afternoon of heart dropsy.  He came from St. Clair Co. Some 15 years ago and was married to Mrs. Isabelle Easterling. Burial was at Walnut Creek.

Lawley, Rena Olene        May 23, 1914        October 10, 1995       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 287, McAffe, Rena O.  1914-5-23.(2) "The Clanton Advertiser," Services for Rena Olene McAfee, 81, of Lawley were Thursday, Oct. 12, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist #2 Church with the Rev. David Bishop and Dr. Robert Crider officiating.  Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist #2 Cemetery in Lawley with Martin Funeral directing.  Mrs. McAFee was born May 23, 1914, in Alabama to the late Columbus Jackson and Beulah Chism Lawley.  She was a lunchroom worker.  A widow, she died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Bibb Medical Center in Centreville.  She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Smith, and son-in-law, Sith, of Clanton; her daughter, Joyce Barrett, and son-in-law, Donald Barrett of Selma; her son, Bobby McAfee, and daughter-in-law, Faye McAfee, of Centreville; her son, John McAfee, and daughter-in-law, Carol McAfee, of Prattville; her son-in-law, Coleman Smith of Plantersville; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three of several foster children who lived with Mrs. McAfee; Freddy Smith, Jeannie Gamblin and Tammy Dingler.

Lawrence, Elizabeth        March 03, 1918        April 02, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 5, 2005, Elizabeth Lawrence Wenzel, 87, of Clanton, died Saturday, April 2 at Hatley Health Care. She was born March 3, 1918 in Chilton County. Survivors include her husband, Charles (Chuck) Wenzel of Clanton; brothers, Richard Lawrence of Clanton and Billy Lawrence of Birmingham; and sister, Grace Donovan of Dallas. Graveside services were held Sunday, April 3 at Clanton City Cemetery with Rev. David Farris officiating.

Lawrence, Esther J       February 16, 1909        September 01, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 10, 2000, Funeral services for Esther J. Lawrence, 91, Clanton, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000 with Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating.  Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Lawrence was born on Feb. 16, 1909 in Coosa County, the daughter of the late Billy and Dixie Ann Jacks.  She was a battery filler.  She died at Chilton Medical Center on Sept. 1, 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Waites, Prattville, and Ruth L. Moore, Clanton; one son, Bobby J. Lawrence, Victorville, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Lawrence, John Billy November 15, 1928        January 01, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 3, 2001, Funeral services for John Billy Lawrence, 72, and a resident of Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church of God, with Rev. Harlen Harris and Rev. Kenneth Moates officiating.  Interment will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton.  Born on Nov. 15, 1928, he was the son of the late Clarence Martin Lawrence and Bernice Lawrence.  A milk route salesman, he died on Jan. 1, 2001 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  He is survived by his wife, Willadean Lawrence of Clanton; a daughter, Barbara Gail Easterling of Clanton; two sons, Ronnie Dale Lawrence of Clanton and David Lee "Cotton:  Lawrence of Clanton; his mother, Bernice Lawrence of Clanton; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lawrence, Josie Emmer        August 05, 1909        June 18, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 20, 2000, Josie Emmer Gore, 90, died on June 18, 2000, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  Born in Chilton County on Aug. 5, 1909, she was a homemaker and the daughter of the late Race Lawrence and the late Bessie Lawrence. She was a homemaker.  She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews and Penny Walker, a very devoted friend.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Bishop officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton.

Bryan, Lovice L.       September 28, 1921        January 30, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 3, 2004, Lovice L. Bryan Services for Lovice Bryan, 82, of Stanton, were held Feb. 1 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Burial followed at Tabernacle Methodist Church with Reverends Danny Rasberry and Alvin Porter officiated. Mrs. Bryan, a seamstress, died at Montgomery Baptist South Medical Center Jan. 30. Survivors include her brother, Donald Lawrence of Opelika; sisters, Vernell Davis of Stanton, Evelyn Roebuck of Maplesville, Inez Lane of Roanoke, Va., Nettie Smith of Maplesville, Geneva Atchison of Selma, Augusta Harris of Maplesville, Bettye Mitchell of Opelika, Barbara Rush of Clanton and a host of nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of Choba and Dovie Lawrence.

Melton, Norma Jean April 03, 1932        February 23, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Funeral services for Norman Jean Melton, 65 of Montgomery are today, Feb. 25,1998 at 11 a. m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Bowman officiating.  Burial is in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Melton was born April 3, 1932, in Alabama to Bernice Nix Lawrence and the late Clarence Martin (Lawrence).  She was a homemaker.  She died Feb. 23, 1998, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by a  daughter, Susan D. Moss of Montgomery; two sons: Randall K. Melton and Richard W. Melton, both of Montgomery; a brother Billy Lawrence of Clanton; and five grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dovard Tolber Melton.

Stough, Pearl L.       April 17, 1909        December 13, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 16, 2001, Funeral services for Pearl L. Stough, 92, Tuscaloosa, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mike Hall officiating.  Burial followed at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Stanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Stough was born on April 17, 1909, in Chilton County, the daughter of the Brad Lawrence and the late Minnie Latham Lawrence.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Dec. 13, 2001, at Estes North Health Care Center.  Survivors include one daughter, Betty Bailey, Tuscaloosa; two grandchildren, Wayne (Charlotte) Bailey, Tuscaloosa, and Brenda (Dave) Bloomer, Stafford, VA.; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Lawrence, Racy M.        1872        July 10, 1950       

"The Chilton County News," July 13, 1950, Mr. Race M. Lawrence of Clanton, age 77, died July 10th, at 5:30 p.m., at his residence.  Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove Church, West of Maplesville at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12th, conducted by Rev. Ed Wilkins and Rev. G. G. Williams; interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Polly Lawrence and Mrs. Jack Gore, both of Clanton; one brother, D. M. Lawrence of McCalla, Ala.; six grandchildren. Spigener Funeral Home in charge.

Lawrence, Samuel Jackson        1923        February 14, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 17, 2005, Services for Samuel Jackson Lawrence, 82, of Midfield, will be held today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Fred Donovan officiating. Burial will follow in the Chilton Memorial Gardens. Lawrence died Monday, February 14 at DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa. Survivors include his wife, Faye Glass Lawrence of Midfield; two daughters, Judy Rockett of Clanton and Jackie Lovelady of McCalla; two sisters, Elizabeth Wenzel of Clanton and Grace Donovan of Mabank, Texas; two brothers, Richard Lawrence of Clanton and Billy Lawrence of Birmingham; sister-in-law, Deanie Lawrence of Clanton; two grandsons, Scott Rockett of New Market and John Lovelady of McCalla; two granddaughters, Angie Hester of Pelham and Lauren Lovelady of McCalla; great-grandchildren, Lacee Malone, Brandon Rockett, Ashley Hester and Josie Hester.

Lawrence, Thomas Lewis        March 03, 1938        October 01, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 5, 2000, Graveside services for Thomas Lewis Lawrence, 62, Maplesville, were held on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Maplesville Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Lawrence was born on March 3, 1938, in Alabama, the son of the late Jessie C. and Ada Bell Lawrence.   He was a laborer.  He died on Oct. 1, 2000, at Fairview Health and Rehab Center in Birmingham.  Survivors include one son, Harold Lawrence, Maplesville; two sisters, Dorothy L. Glaze, Selma, and Kathleen Oneal, Wilsonville; and one granddaughter.

Lawrence, Thomas McArthur 'Mac'        May 23, 1995        December 31, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 5, 1999, Funeral services for Thomas McArthur 'Mac' Lawrence, 3, of Maplesville were Jan. 3, 1999, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with Rev. Lynn Roe and Rev. Joey Green officiating.  Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing. The child was born May 23, 1995.  He died Dec. 31, 1998 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  He is survived by his father and wife, Thomas Harold Lawrence and Lathia Ann Lawrence of Maplesville; his mother, Cindy Anderson of Maplesville; a sister, Candice Lawrence of Maplesville; a step-sister, Christina Ann Roper of Maplesville; two step-brothers: Derreck Roper  and David Roper, both of Maplesville; two grandmothers:  Essie White of Maplesville and Margie Smith of Marion; a grandfather, Thomas L. Lawrence of Maplesville; a step-grandfather, Dennis White of Maplesville; a great-grandmother, Eva Burnette of Maplesville; two aunts and one uncle. He was preceded in death by three grandfathers:  Douglas McArthur Anderson, R.Z. Anderson and Bill Burnette.

Leach, Lillian        1911        December 26, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, December 28, 2004, Lillian Busby Leach, 94, of Jemison died Sunday, December 26. Services will be held at Mars Hill Baptist Church, Tuesday, December 28 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Terry Harris and Dr. Kenny Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include her son, Hanson Leach of Jemison; two grandsons, Don Leach of Jemison and Mark Braswell of Madison; granddaughter, Sharon Banniza of Nashville; five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Leach and her daughter, Hazel Braswell.

LeCroy, Lorene Elizabeth        September 26, 1913        January 03, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 6, 2002, Funeral services for Lorene E. LeCroy, 88, Maplesville, will be held at Mulberry Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Bishop officiating.  Burial will be held at Mulberry Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  LeCroy was born on Sept 26, 1913, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Thomas Luther LeCroy and the late Lela Frances White LeCroy.  She was a school teacher. She died on Jan. 3, 2002.  Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, one may make donations to the Mulberry Baptist Cemetery Fund or the Mulberry Baptist Building Fund.

Lenoir, Alice Drucilia        January 30, 1860        December 12, 1931       

(1) Yours, Mine and Theirs, A listing of Civil War Soldiers connected with Chilton Co. AL by Ben Roberts w/ Nell Thomas, Betty Collins & John D. Glasscock, page 19.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-17-1931, Mrs. Alice Calloway died Dec. 12 at age 71, she was Widow of Mr. N.J. Calloway.  Before her marriage to Mr. Leonard White she was Miss Alice Lenoir.  Two Daughters by her first Husband, Mrs. Frank Higgins and Mrs. Bud Alred.  She married Mr. Newton J. Calloway 1890.  They had one Child, Gussie, Wife of Mr. Grady Harris.  Burial was at Samaria.  She was Step-Mother of Evan B. Calloway of Walker County, Mrs. D. S. Robinson of Coopers deceased, L.A. Calloway of Clanton, Mrs. H. B. Blenn of Clanton, Dr. John Calloway of Birmingham deceased, Luther Calloway deceased, and of Mrs. Katie Bryant of Coopers.(3) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 341, Callaway, Alice D. 1860-1-30  1931-12-12.

Lenoir, Harold        January 15, 1933        February 05, 1999       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 9, 1999, Funeral services for Harrold Lenoir, 66, of Maplesville were Feb. 8, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Lynn Roe officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Lenoir was born Jan. 15, 1933 in Chilton County to the late James Lester and Beulah Chambers Lenoir.  He was a owner/operator of the fruit stand.  He died Feb. 5, 1999, at his residence.  He is survived by a son, Ronald Lenoir of Maplesville; a brother Jim Lenoir of Billingsley; and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Russell Lenoir.  Pallbearers were Shorty Payne, James Lenoir, Greg  Dunkin, Jeff Dunkin, Tim Mims and Arthur Lenoir.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 294, Lenoir, Harold 1933-1-15.

Lenoir, James Oliver 'Jim'        1928        March 09, 2004       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," March 11, 2004, James Oliver 'Jim' Lenoir Services for Jim Lenoir, 76, of Billingsley, will be held today, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel No. 2 Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Reverends William Short and Lynn Roe officiating. Mr. Lenoir, owner and founder of Jim's BBG in Billingsley, died March 9. Survivors include his sons, Jame Lenoir of Freeport, Fla. and David Lenoir of Hope Hull, Ala.; daughter, Jeanette Hughes of Bilingsley; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was the son of James and Beulah Lenoir.(2) "Selma Times-Journal," Internet, March 11, 2004, James Oliver "Jim" Lenoir, 76, of Billingsley, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, in Prattville. Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Mt. Carmel #2 Baptist Church, Maplesville, with the Rev. William Short and the Rev. Lynn Roe officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing. Survivors include two sons, James Arthur (Boogie) Lenoir of Freeport, Fla., and David Lee Lenoir Hope Hull; one daughter, Jeanette Lenoir Hughes of Billingsley; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lenoir, Martha Vonzelle        October 20, 1914        December 29, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 2, 2001, Funeral service for Martha Vonzelle Lenoir, 86, Jemison, were held at Jemison First Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Chuck Bass officiating.  Burial followed at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Lenoir was born on Oct. 20, 1914, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late William G. and Mary Jane Atkinson.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Dec. 29, 2000, in Montgomery.  Survivors include one daughter, Janelle Faulkner, Montgomery, and one granddaughter.

Lenoir, Russell        1964        November 03, 1989       

"Selma Times-Journal," Russell Lenoir, 25, of Maplesville, died Friday, Nov. 3. The Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church No. 2 in Maplesville with the Rev. Hyman Atcheson officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home of Clanton directing.  Survivors include his wife, Pam Davis Lenoir of Maplesville; his mother Annie G. Lenoir of Maplesville; his father, Harold Lenoir of Maplesville; his brother, Ronald Lenoir of Plantersville; and his grandmother, Ruth Chappelle of Thorsby.  Pallbearers will be Tim Mims, James Payne, Mike Bearden, Darrell Hicks, Albert Payne and Jeff Dunkin.

Lenoir, Thomas Floyd 'Jack'        July 22, 1917        December 28, 2000        "

The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 29, 2000, Funeral services for Thomas Floyd "Jack" Lenoir, 83, Thorsby, will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Roland Davis and Rev. Fred Ziegler officiating.  Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home chapel on Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, from 5-8 p.m.  Lenoir was born on July 22, 1917, in Chilton County, the son of the late Crayton B. and Hattie O. Littlejohn Lenoir.  He was a farmer.  He died on Dec. 28, 2000, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include two sons, Dale Lenoir and Kenneth Lenoir, both of Clanton; one daughter, Linda Sue Faulkner, Oneonta; one brother, C. B. Lenoir, Tallassee; two sisters, Willie Mae Lenoir and Jewel Smith, both of Tallassee; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lenoir, Vernon Osteen 'Jack'        April 25, 1913        January 20, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 24, 1999, Funeral services for Vernon Osteen 'Jack' Lenoir, 85, of Jemison were Jan. 22, 1999, at Jemison First Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Bass and Rev. Alvin Porter officiating.  Burial was in Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Lenoir was born April 25, 1913, in Chilton County to the late Edgar and Lena Merchant Lenoir. He worked as a building supply owner.  He died Jan. 20, 1999, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery.  He is survived by his wife, Vonzelle Lenoir of Jemison; a daughter and son-in-law, Janelle and Randy Faulkner of Montgomery; and one granddaughter.

Lenoir, Willie T.     July 02, 1915        September 21, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Sept 25, 1998, Funeral services for Willie T. Lenoir, 83, of Maplesville were Sept. 24, 1998, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church #2 with Rev. Lyn Rowe and Rev. James Perry officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Carmel Baptist Cemetery #2 in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Lenoir was born July 2, 1915, in Alabama to the late James Oliver and Anna Martha Chambers.  She was a homemaker.  She died Sept 21, 1998, at Bibb Medical Center in Centreville.  She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Lora Dean and Rev. Hyman Atcheson, both of Clanton; a brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Mamie Jewel Chambers, both of Centreville; four sisters-in-law:  Louise Chambers, Annie Chambers, Louise Mount and Dixie Chambers, all of Maplesville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lett, Margaret Sue        August 30, 1942        April 24, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 26, 2001, Funeral services for Margaret Sue Lett, 58, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Dwight Weaver and Rev. Mike Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be held at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Lett was a homemaker.  She died on April 24, 2001, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.  Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Edwards, Prattville, and Charles Lett, Clanton; two daughters, Brenda Lollar, Prattville, and Brenda Joyce Edwards, Marbury; two brothers, Harvey Cleckler, Jr., Maplesville, and Douglas Cleckler, Clanton; one sister, Linda Walker, Clanton; a special friend, Randy Bolt, Clanton; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lessley, Persia M.        August 03, 1908        March 24, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 28, 2000, Funeral services for Persia Lessley Owen, 91, Jemison, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 3 p.m. with Rev. John W. Ellis officiating.  Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Owens was born on Aug. 3, 1908, in Talladega County, the daughter of the late James B. and Ollie Lessley.  She was a lunchroom worker.  She died on March 24, 2000, in Montevallo.  Survivors include tow sons, James Donald Owens, Gadsden, and Charles E. Owens, Jemison; two sisters, Estelle Pardue, Birmingham, and Mattie Paseur, Brownsboro; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Owens.

Lett, Thomas Jefferson        February 14, 1917        September 07, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 9, 1999, Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Lett, 82, Marbury, will be held on Thursday, Sept 9, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. W.L. Adams officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Lett was born on Feb. 14, 1917, in Chilton County, the son of the late Millard Lett.  He was a farmer.  He died on Sept 7, 1999, at his residence.   Survivors include on son, Charles Lett, Clanton; one daughter, Brenda Edward, Marbury; one sister, Iola David, Elmore; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lewellen, Jessie 'J.C.'        April 23, 1923        May 22, 1993       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Jessie Curtis 'J.C.' Lewellen, 70, of Selma, died Saturday, May 22, 1993 in a Birmingham hospital.  Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Williamson officiating.  Burial will be in PIneview Memory Gardens directed by Lawrence Funeral Home.  Survivors include his wife, Sally Helms Lewellen of Selma; two sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Carol Lewellen and Glenn an Lynn Lewellen, all of Selma; three brothers, Paul Lewellen, Rudolph Lewellen and Noel Cooper, all of Selma; three sisters, Nelda Johnson of Pasco, Wash.; Sandra Dickenson of Middletown, Md., and Joyce Ross of Belvidere, N.J.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Active pallbearers will be Randy Lewellen, Gregg Lewellen, Gary Lewellen, Rudy Lewellen, Darrell Lewellen and Bobby Moseley.

Lewis, Betty Jean        June 27, 1935        June 30, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, Funeral services for Betty Jean Bice, 67, Jemison, will be held at the Church at Bethel in Jemison on Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Hughes officiating.  Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Bice was born on June 27, 1935, in Alabama, the daughter of Clara Mae Lewis and the late James Pruitt Lewis.  She was a homemaker.  She died on June 30, 2002, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include her husband, Oliver C. Bice, Jemison; one son, Randall J. Bice, Jemison; one daughter-in-law, Kelly Bice, Jemison; two daughters, Kathy Headley, Clanton, Lisa Bice, Jemison; one son-in-law, Randall Headley, Clanton; her mother, Clara Mae Lewis, Jemison; two sister, Peggy Jones, Clanton, Judy Franks, Calera; one granddaughter, Stephanie Hughes; three grandsons, David Bice, Joey Bice, Chris Lloyd; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lewis, Dewey Leo        February 03, 1929        June 24, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Dewey Leo Lewis Dewey L. Lewis died June 24 at the age of 75. Mr. Lewis was born February 3, 1929 in Clanton where he was raised. He served seven years in the Air Force. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Birmingham after 30 years of service. He was currently living in Portland, Oregon. Survivors include his wife, Myra Sue Lewis; daughter Vickie Lewis Parker; son Stacy Mac Lewis; brother Cecil Lewis; and granddaughter Scout Rozell-Lewis. Mr. Lewis's ashes will be brought back to Clanton. Family will receive friends on July 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Clanton. A graveside memorial service will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens.

Lewis, Emma Jean April 19, 1940        October 11, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 13, 2000, Funeral services for Emma Jean Lewis, 50, Calera, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Martin funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Hughes officiating.  Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, from 5-8 p.m.  Lewis was born on April 19, 1940, in Marshall County, the daughter of James and Ruby Hester.  She was a salesperson.  She died on Oct. 11, 2000, at her residence. Survivors include two sons, Billy Lewis, Calera, and Johnny Lewis, Marvel; two daughters, Michelle Lewis, Willmington, N.C., and Katie Cannady, Calera; three brothers, Walter Hester and J.D. Hester, Calera, and Bill Ashworth, Boaz; and five grandchildren.

Lewis, Henry Walter        February 11, 1871        October 26, 1943       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 10-28-1943, Henry W. Lewis, 72 Clanton Route 2, died Oct. 27.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek.  Funeral was conducted by Rev. G. G. Williams.  He is survived by his Wife, 3 Sons, Frank, Cornelious, and Claudus Lewis, 3 Daughters, Mrs. Y. C. Griffin, Mrs. Florilla Crew, and Mrs. I. L. Bice, and by 6 Brothers.

Lewis, James W. 'Buddy'        January 10, 1938        March 14, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 18, 1998, Funeral services for James W. Lewis, 60, of Pelham were March 16, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Alexander officiating.  Burial was in Midway Memorial Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 10, 1938,in Alabama to Clara Mae Lewis and the late James Pruitt Lewis.  He was an iron worker.  He died March 14, 1998, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Lewis of Pelham; two daughters: Katie Cannaday of Calera and Michelle Lewis of Maylene; two sons:  Billy Lewis of Calera and Johnny Lewis of Marvel; three sisters:  Betty Jean Bice of Jemison, Peggy Jones of Clanton and Judy Franks of Calera; a brother, Bobby Lewis of Jemison; and four grandchildren.

Lewis, Rosie Nell February 13, 1920        December 06, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 7, 2000, Funeral services for Rosie Nell Lewis, 80, Maplesville, will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Willard Ratliff officiating.  Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Cemetery in Plantersville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m.  Lewis was born on Feb. 13, 1920, in Alabama, the daughter of the late James E. and Emma Chandler.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Dec. 6, 2000, at her residence.  Survivors include one son, Charles E. Lewis, Maplesville; one daughter Linda N. Lewis, Maplesville; and two grandchildren.

Little, Ann        1943        April 22, 1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-19-1945, Ann Little, age 2, Daughter of Edward and Rosa McDowell Little, died Sunday, April 22.  Funeral was conducted by Rev. G. G. Williams, burial Samaria Cemetery.  She is survived by her Parents, 2 Sisters, Kathryn and Ruth Little, 1 Half-Sister, Jeanette Little, and 1 Half-Brother, Cecil Little of Howard College.  She is also survived by her Grandfather, J.W. McDowell, Clanton, Rt. 2.

Little, James Houston        1915        July 30, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 1, 1999, Funeral services for James Houston Little, 84, Homewood, will be held on Aug. 1, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton, with Rev. Roy Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Little was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jemison. After retirement from the U.S. Postal Service in Birmingham.  Little lived in Jemison for many years.  A resident of Victory Place retirement apartments in Homewood.  Little died on July 30, 1999. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nellogene Little; one sister, Mildred Martin, Sylacauga; five children; James R. Little, Pelham, Mary Ann Webb, Calera, Leon Dyer, Branchville; Dixie Dobra, Lilburne, GA; and Douglas Little, Chelsea; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Little, Kathryn        1938        September 21, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 25, 2001, Funeral services for Kathryn Little Cleckler, 63, and a resident of Hamstead, N.C., were held on Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at Scott's Hill Baptist Church in Hamstead, N.C., with Rev. Phil Ortego officiating. and Jones Funeral Home directing.  Interment followed at Sealawn Memorial Park in Hamstead, N.C.  She died on Sept. 21, 2001 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington, N.C.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Little.  She is survived by two sons, Jackie Cleckler of Selma and Ronnie Cleckler of Hamstead, N.C.; a daughter, Janice Money of Auburn; and seven grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 725 Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC.

Little, Margarite J.        September 11, 1861        December 01, 1935       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 12-12-1935, Mrs. Margaret Little Mitchell, age 74, died at the home of her Daughter, Mrs. A. D. Scott, Sunday.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek.  She is survived by on Brother, W.J. Little of Clanton, Route 2, 2 Sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Little Castleberry of Marbury, and Mrs. Nancy Jane Jacks of Arcadia, La., 3 Sons, Jim Mitchell, Jesse Mitchell, and Sam Mitchell and one Daughter, Mrs. A.D. Scott.  Her Husband Rev. C.C. Mitchell died several years ago.  She was the Daughter of Enoch Newton and Nancy Lucinda Carroll Little of Coosa County.

Little, Martha Dennis October 20, 1866        November 26, 1935       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 11-28-1935, Mrs. Martha Jane Dennis Little, Wife of William Jesse Little, Clanton Route 2, died while on a visit to her Brother, Mr. Bud Dennis, near Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Coosa County last Thur.  Mrs. Little was born and reared in Coosa County, the Daughter of James Madison and Mary Hardy Dennis.  The Little Family moved to Chilton County 2 miles west of Coopers in the Bethel Community Nov. 11, 1918.  Burial was at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  She is survived by her Husband, 2 Sons, Luther E. Little, County Supt of Educaiton of Clanton, Edward Little of Clanton Route 2, Miss Beatrice Little of Tuscaloosa, Mrs. Charlie E. Blalock of Clanton Route 2, and Mrs. Tom Wells of Clanton and several brothers and sisters.  Three children died in early childhood while the Family still lived in Coosa County.  She died of Pneumonia.

Little, Nancy Lucinda Carroll        May 11, 1839        April 1933       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-27-1933, Mrs. Nancy Lucinda Carroll Little, age 94, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Little Castleberry, of Marbury.  Burial was at Salem Baptist Cemetery in Coosa Co. by the grave of her Late Husband James Newton Little.  She is survived by 3 Daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Castleberry of Marbury, Mrs. Margaret Mitchell of Clanton, and Mrs. Nancy Jacks of Ruston, Louisiana, one Son, William Jesse Little of Clanton Route 2, 28 Grandchildren and 48 Great Grandchildren.  She was the Grandmother of Prof. Luther E. Little of Clanton.

Little, Pearl        December 31, 1905        March 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, March 19, 2002, Funeral services for Pearl L. Blalock, 96, Clanton, were held at Bethsalem Baptist Church on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Hershel Blalock officiating.  Burial followed at Bethsalem Baptist Church Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Blalock was born Dec. 31, 1905, in Coosa County, the daughter of the late Jessie Little and the late Mary Patterson Little.  She was a homemaker.  She died at Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka.  Survivors include two sons, Rev. Hershel Blalock, Clanton, Howard Blalock, Prattville; one daughter, Lois Mims, Billingsley; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Blalock; one son, Houston Blalock; and one daughter, Lucille Kelley.

Little, Ruth Ellen        November 14, 1919        April 12, 2003        "

The Clanton Advertiser," April 15, 2003, Funeral services for Ruth D. Little, 83 of Gulf Breeze, Fla., will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Chuck Bass officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton. Born on Nov. 14, 1919 to George W. Davenport and Frances Elizabeth Davenport, she died Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Santa Rosa Convalescent Center in Santa Rosa, Fla. Survivors include her son, Bill Little of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; grandson Alan Little of Gulf Breeze, Fla. and great-grandchildren William Little and Christopher Little of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Little, William Horace, Sr.        July 05, 1917        June 28, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 30, 1999, Funeral services for William Horace Little, Sr., 81, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Chuck Bass officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Little was born on July 5, 1917, in Jefferson County, the son of the late Henry and Mary Katherine Golden Little.  He was a mechanic and served in the Army.  He died on June 28, 1999, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Ruth D. Little, Clanton; one brother J.H. Little, Birmingham; one sister, Mildred Martin, Sylacauga; one son, William "Bill" Little, Prattville; one grandson; two great-grandchildren.

Little, William Jesse        November 13, 1871        April 07, 1944       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 365, Little, William Jesse  1871-11-13  1944-4-7.(2) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 4-13-1944, William Jessie Little, age 73, died at his residence April 7.  Funeral was conducted by Rev. G.G. Williams with burial at Chestnut Creek Cemetery.  He is survived by 2 Sons, Edward and Luther E. Little of Clanton, 3 Daughters, Mrs. C.E. Blalock of Clanton, Mrs. Tom Wells of Birmingham, and Miss Beatrice Little of Tuscaloosa.  Two Sisters, Mrs. A. A. Jacks of Arcadia, La.  and Mrs. Rebecca Little Castleberry of Sylacauga.  Native of Coosa County, he was the Son of Enoch Newton and Nancy Lucinda Carroll Little.  He moved from Coosa county with his Family to Chilton County Nov. 11, 1918.

Littlefield, Gertrude G. October 31, 1918        August 27, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 31, 1999, Funeral services for Gertrude G. Littlefield, 80, Jemison, were held on Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at Mineral Springs Baptist Church, with Rev. Matt Hilyer, Rev. Tony Hughes, Rev. Billy Boatwright officiating.  Burial followed at Mineral Springs Baptist Cemetery, in Clanton, with Martin Funeral  Home directing.  Littlefield was born on Oct. 31, 1918, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Martin and Alice Gore.  She was a homemaker.  She died at her residence on Aug. 27, 1999.  Survivors include two sons, Roger Littlefield, Clanton, and Myron Littlefield, Jemison; one daughter, Sherry Burcham, Jemison; three sisters, Gertys Robinson and Ollie Ellison, Clanton, and Attis Corns, Birmingham; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lavern Littlefield.

Littlefield, Labern/Lavern        January 30, 1916        March 17, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 18, 1999, Funeral services for Lavern Littlefield, 83, Jemison, will be held at Mineral Springs Baptist Church on Thursday, March 18, 1999, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tony Hughes and Rev. Matt Hilyer officiating.  Burial will follow at Mineral Springs Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Littlefield was born on Jan. 30, 1916, in Chilton County to the late Fate and Leona Littlefield.  He died at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham on March 17, 1999.  He was a store owner.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Littlefield, Jemison; two sons, Roger Littlefield, Clanton, and Myron Littlefield, Jemison; one daughter, Mrs. Sherry Burcham, Jemison; one brother, Joe Earl Littlefield, Pelham; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Littlefield, Pauline        July 05, 1912        June 11, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 14, 1998, Funeral services for Pauline L. Jones, 85, of Clanton were June 13, 1998, at Mt. Springs Church with Rev. Jeff Carroll officiating.  Burial was in Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Jones was born July 5, 1912, in Alabama to the late Manuel T. and Geneva Littlefield.  She was a homemaker.  She died June 11, 1998, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.  She is survived by a son, Charles H. Baker of Cayce, S.C., a daughter, Connie Gray of Clanton; two sisters, Maggie Hilyer of Thorsby and Hester Parrish of Clanton; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Littlefield, Weston O.    November 14, 1914        March 10, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, March 11, 2003, Funeral services for Weston Littlefield Smith, 88 of Clanton, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Earl Hilyer and Rev. Gary Voyles officiating. Burial will follow at Collins Chapel Cemetery in Thorsby.  Born on November 14, 1914 to Cleveland Littlefield and Gertrude Littlefield (Robinson), she died March 10, 2003 at 13643 County Road 29 in Clanton. Survivors include her sons John Hall (Elizabeth) Smith of Jemison and Vann Huey (Carol) Smith of Clanton; granddaughter Allison P. Stone of Birmingham; grandsons, Vann Heath Smith of Jones and Dennis Seth Smith of Clanton; great-granddaughter Emilee Ann Smith of Jones.

Littlejohn, Gladys H. December 15, 1919        March 09, 2002        "

The Clanton Advertiser," page 3A, March 12, 2002, Funeral services for Gladys H. LittleJohn, 82, Thorsby, will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Roland Davis officiating.  Burial will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  LittleJohn was born on Dec. 15, 1919, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Sidney Higgins and the late Lillie Higgins.  she was a homemaker.  She died on March 9, 2002, at Chilton Medical Center.  Survivors include her husband, J. W. LittleJohn, Thorsby; two sons, William LittleJohn, Prattville, and James LittleJohn, Thorsby; two daughters, Teresa Marshall, Auburn, and Alice Lawhorn, Thorsby; six Grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Littleton, Albert Michael        November 06, 1952        February 23, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 25, 2003, Albert Michael Littleton: Funeral Services for Albert Michael Littleton, 50 of Clanton, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Shannon and Rev. Stinson Carpenter. Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton. Born on Nov. 6, 1952 to Albert Monroe Littleton and Mary Sue Littleton (Patterson), he died Feb. 23 at Northeast Alabama Medical Regional Center in Anniston. Survivors include his sister Debbie L. Cofer of Jemison; brothers Rex Allen Littleton of Thorsby and Lyle Neal Littleton of Clanton; a number of nieces and nephews.

Littleton, Albert Monroe        September 26, 1929        March 18, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 21, 1999, Funeral services for Albert Monroe Littleton, 69, of Clanton, were held Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Plier and Rev. Robert Gibson officiating. Burial followed at Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Littleton was born on Sept 26, 1929 in Alabama, the son of the late Fonza and Nora Littleton.  He was retired form U. S. Steel, where he served as an inspector.  He died at his residence on March 18, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Sue Littleton, Clanton; one daughter, Mrs. Debbie L. Cofer, Jemison; three sons, A. Mike Littleton, Rex Allen Littleton, and Lyle Neal Littleton, all of Clanton; two brothers, James Alford, Huntsville, and Chester Allen Littleton, Cullman;; and three sisters, Mrs. Betsy Ruth Connell, Mrs. Myra Littleton, and Mrs. Sue Cleckler, all of Clanton.

Littleton, Annie Mae January 05, 1917        October 21, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, Oct 23, 2001, Funeral services for Annie Mae Giles, 84, Clanton, will be held at Pinedale Assembly of God on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Doug Powell and Rev. Thurmond Cleckler officiating.  Burial will be held at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Giles was born on Jan. 5, 1917, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Jime Littleton and the late Lula R. Giles. She was a dietitian.  She died on Oct. 21, 2001 at her residence.  Survivors include one daughter, Janice G. Patterson, Clanton; three sons, Walter Wayne Giles, Donald R. Giles, and Ray Giles, All of Clanton; one sister, Myrtice Gwathney, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Littleton, Cora        October 20, 1922        July 20, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 22, 1998, Graveside services for Cora Littleton Smith, 75, of Clanton were July 21, 1998, at Mineral Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Powell officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Alabama to the late Joe and Nettie Littleton.  She was a homemaker.  She died July 20, 1998, at her residence.  She is survived by a daughter, Linda Smith Crumpton of Clanton; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Littleton, Dorothy Ann February 02, 1933        October 30, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, November 2, 2004, Dorothy Ann Trammel Mrs. Dorothy Ann Trammel, 71, of Clanton, AL, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at her residence in Clanton, Alabama. She was born Thursday, Feb. 2, 1933 in Chilton County, AL, daughter of the late Joseph P. Littleton and the late Mrs. Ella Moats Littleton. She worked as a factory laborer. Surviving are four sons, Mr. Jerry Trammel of Thorsby, AL, Kenneth Trammel of Thorsby, AL, Mr. Randy Trammel of Verbena, AL, Mr. Ricky Trammel of Verbena, AL; three sisters, Mrs. Gussie Bussy of Clanton, AL, Mrs. Myra Price of Thorsby, AL, Mrs. Joy Porter of Thorsby, AL; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Joseph P. Littleton and mother, Mrs. Ella Moats Littleton. Friends were received at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Clanton, Alabama. Services were held at Robinson Springs Baptist Church, Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Davis Farris officiating. Interment followed in the Robinson Springs Cemetery, Clanton, Alabama.

Littleton, Earl C.        1918        March 17, 2005       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, March 29, 2005, Earl C. Littleton, 87, of Jemison, died Thursday, March 17 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Survivors include his daughter, Joan L. Simmons of Birmingham; sister, Lola Mae Ellison of Clanton; two grandchildren, Jeffery Simmons of Snellville, Georgia and Julie Simmons of Birmingham; and great-grandchild, Amber Simmons of Snellville, Georgia. Services will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, today at 2 p.m. with Rev. Morris Holcomb and Rev. Tony Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Littleton, Essie Bea        September 28, 1912        March 19, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 21, 1999, Funeral services for Mrs. Essie Bea Littleton, 86, Clanton, will be held on Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Gary Voyles. Burial will follow at Collins Chapel Baptist Committee in Jemison, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Littleton was born on Sept. 29, 1912 in Coosa County, the daughter of the late William and Sara Adaline Blankenship. She was a homemaker. She died on March 19, 1999, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rilla Faye Benson and Mrs. Sue Ellison, both of Clanton; one brother, Mr. Herbert Blankenship,, brother, Thorsby; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Earnest Littleton.

Littleton, Forrest Lee, Jr.        March 25, 1933        July 08, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, July 9, 2004, Forrest Lee Littleton, Jr. Services for Forrest Lee Littleton Jr., 71, of Birmingham, will be Saturday, July 10, at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Tony Burnett officiating. Mr. Littleton was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. Littleton died at the VA Hospital in Birmingham. Survivors include his son, Michael W. Spahn of Birmingham; daughter, Karen Godby of Dadeville; two grandsons, Christopher Spahn of Birmingham and Tommy Godby of Dadeville; a brother, Earl Littleton of Jemison; sisters, Flossie Hicks of Daphne and Lola Mae Ellison of Clanton; two great grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Littleton.

Littleton, Lera Cleckler       December 14, 1922        December 28, 1998        "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, December 31, 1998, Funeral services for Lera Cleckler Littleton, 76, of Clanton were Dec. 30, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wendell Kelley officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Littleton was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Alabama to Mrs. Paralee Edwards and the late William Edwards.  She was a homemaker.  She died Dec. 28, 1998, at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Janice Hilyer of Verbena; four sons: Elvin Cleckler of Prattville, Calvin Cleckler of Clanton, Harold Cleckler of Clanton, and Gernie Cleckler of Jemison; four sisters:  Velma Cleckler of Childersburg, Drucilla Schuffert of Clanton, Eula Parrish of Clanton and Bernice Easterling of Clanton; a brother, Darvin Edwards of Clanton; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

LIttleton, Martha Louise        1931        December 31, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, January 6, 2005, Martha Louise Littleton Services for Martha Louise Littleton, 73, of Maplesville, were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, January 3 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Henry Miller and Rev. John Ingram officiating. Burial followed in the Robinson Springs Cemetery. Littleton died Friday, December 31 at Jackson Hospital. Survivors include son, Curt Littleton of Lawley; four daughters, Jean Collins of Lawley, Judy Killingsworth of Calera, Beverly Tinney of Maplesville and Renee Hall of Clanton; four sisters, Margaret Martin of Jemison, Betty McKay of Huntsville, Marie Bruner of Montgomery and Jimmie Mullins of Wilsonville; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Littleton, Mattie Lee  May 23, 1915        October 24, 2001       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 28, 2001, Funeral services for Mattie Lee Franklin, 86 of Clanton, will be held Friday, Oct. 26 at Martin Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with Rev. Donnie Messer and Rev. Willie Littleton officiating.  Burial will follow at New Cedron Baptist Cemetery in Clanton.  Survivors include daughter, Dorothy Wilson, Clanton; grandchildren, Terri Lockhart, Clanton, Sherri Green, Clanton, And Scott Wilson, Jemison; great-grandchildren, Trent McMinn, Clanton, Lane Greene, Clanton, Shelby Lockhart, Clanton, and Kandis Lockhart, Clanton; brothers Willie Littleton, Clanton, Edgar Littleton, Montgomery, Audis Littleton, Clanton and sister, Pearline Smith of Clanton.  Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 26, at Martin Funeral Home.(2) Social Security Records: Ancestry.com Web Site, "Electronic."

Littleton, Pinckney N.        August 20, 1845        January 29, 1910       

(1) Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 25, LITTLETON, Pinkney, died 1-29-1910,10 P.M., born Ala., White Male, Farmer, age 64, Widower, Paralysis, burial Chilton Co., Dr. V. J. Gragg.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 83, Littleton, P.N.  1845-8-20  1910-1-29.

Littleton, Robert Dale        March 14, 1944        May 28, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 3, 1998, funeral services for Robert Dale Littleton, 54, of Clanton were May 30, 1998, at Collins Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Voyles and Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial was in Collins Chapel Baptist Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mr. Littleton was born  March 14, 1944, in Chilton County to Ethel Elizabeth Littleton and the late Isaac Littleton.  He worked as a truck driver.  He died May 28, 1998, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth 'Betsy' Littleton of Clanton; a daughter, Amanda Dale Sutton of Clanton; three step-sons: Jeff Gentry of Jemison, George Adam Burger of Hoover, and Robert Parrish Burger of Cookville, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Mary Burger Davis of New Providence, N. J.; one granddaughter and a host of nieces and nephews.

Littleton, Wilbur        January 23, 1921        March 06, 1994       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Services for Wilbur Littleton, 73, of Clanton were March 8, 1994, at 2 p.m. at New Harmony Holiness Church with the Rev. Perry Cleckler officiating.  Burial was in the New Harmony Holiness Church Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Littleton was born January 23, 1921, in Alabama.  He served in the Army during World War II. A heavy equipment operator, he died March 6 at 2:40 p.m. at his home on County Road 34 in Clanton.  He is survived by his wife, Lera Cleckler Littleton of Clanton; his son, Terry Littleton of Prattville; two daughters: Ceretha Roseberry and Linda Bush, both of Clanton; his foster son, Wesley Willis of Muscle Shoals; three brothers:  Willie Littleton and Audis Littleton, both of Clanton, and Edgar Littleton fo Montgomery; two sisters:  Mattie Franklin and Pearly Smith, both of Clanton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Liveoak, Roy J.        November 16, 1923        February 26, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, February 27, 2004, Roy. J. Liveoak Services for Roy Liveoak, 80, of Thorsby, will be held tomorrow, Feb. 28, at Mount caramel Baptist Church Number One at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the church yard with Reverends Doug West and William Earl Short officiating. Mr. Liveoak, a loom fixer, died at his home Feb. 26. Survivors include his wife, Leatrice Liveoak of Thorsby; daughters, Janice Kelley of Verbena and Cathy Moxley of Montevallo; granddaughters, Jennifer Gilliland of Verbena and Sarah Moxley of Montevallo; grandson, Jason Kelley of Verbena; great grandchildren, Makaylie Kelley, Tolliver Gilliland, Macey Kelley and Madison Kelley; brothers Doyle Liveoak of Clanton and Rufus Foshee of Camden, Maine and sister, Hazel Butler of Sylacauga. He was the son of William and Mary Susie Liveoak.

Liveoak, Velma Corene        November 08, 1915        May 15, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 17, 2001, Funeral services for Velma Corene Higgins, 85, Thorsby, will be held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church No. 1 on Thursday, May 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mike Lawrence officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church No. 1 Cemetery in Thorsby with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Higgins was born on Nov. 8, 1915, in Coosa County, the daughter of the late William Birtie Liveoak and the late Mary Susie Foshee Higgins.  She was a housewife.  She died at her residence on May 15, 2001.  Survivors include two sons, Odell Higgins, Jr. and James H. Higgins, both of Thorsby, two daughters-in-law, Frances HIggins and Mary Dean Higgins, both of Thorsby; two brothers, Doyle Liveoak, Clanton, and Roy Liveoak, Thorsby; one sister Hazel Butler, Sylacauga; one adopted brother Rufus Foshee, Camden, Maine; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell W. Higgins, Sr.

Lockhart, Barney Malcolm, Rev.        April 08, 1903        September 30, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, October 2, 2001, Funeral services for Rev. Malcomb Lockhart, 98, Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Winston Brooks and Rev. James Cleckler officiating. Burial will follow at Refuge Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Lockhart was born on April 8, 1903 in Alabama, the son of the late Sam Lockhart and the late Janie E. Lockhart. He was a minister. He died on Sept. 30, 2001, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Survivors include five daughters, Pauline Adams and Janie Mims, both of Clanton, Dorothy Parker, Alabaster, Tina Wesson, Nashville, Tenn., and Rebecca Harris, Montevallo; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

Lockhart, Cecil L.        1937        March 18, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, April 24, 2004, Cecil L. Lockhart Services for Cecil Lockhart, 67, of Orange Park, Fla. were held March 22 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home. He was buried in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Jacksonville Memory Gardens with full military honors. Mr. Lockhart, a navy serviceman for 20 years, died March 18. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Berry; grandchildren, Brooke, Taylor and Jeremy; sisters, Joann Mullins and Nell Cordle; brothers, Bill Lockhart and Ernest Lockhart.

Lockhart, E. J.        December 22, 1924        August 24, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 27, 2000, Graveyard services for E. J. Lockhart, 75, Clanton, were held on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000,at Sardis Baptist Cemetery in Maplesville with Rev. E. C. Mims officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Lockhart was born on Dec. 22, 1924, in Chilton County, the son of the late Eddie?? and Era Lockhart.  He was a painter.  He died on Aug. 24, 2000, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include one daughter, Connie Little, Clanton; three sons, Larry Lockhart and Michael Lockhart, both of Clanton, and Eddie Lockhart, Jemison; two sisters, Nell Cordle and JoAnn Mullins, both of Clanton; three brothers, Ernest Lockhart, Birmingham, Bill Lockhart, Montgomery and Cecil Lockhart, Jacksonville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lockhart, Emma Era        February 04, 1904        September 23, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," September 26, 1997, page 2, Funeral services for Era Wyatt Lockhart, 93, of Clanton were Sept. 25, 1997, at West End Baptist Church in Clanton with Rev. J. W. Shaw, Rev. Cecil O. Sewell, Rev. Tony Smitherman and Rev. Billy Joe Cotton officiating.  Burial was in Highland Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Lockhart was born Feb. 4, 1904, to the late Elijah and Ellen Deason Wyatt.  She was a homemaker.  She died Sept. 23, 1997, at Vaughan Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  She is survived by four sons:  E .J. Lockhart of Clanton, Ernest Lockhart of Leeds, Cecil Lockhart of Jacksonville, FL, and Bill Lockhart of Montgomery; two daughter:  Nell Cordle of Clanton and Jo Ann Mullins of Clanton; two sisters:  Gladys Williamson of Birmingham, and Dessie Foshee of Thorsby; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reese C. Lockhart; her daughter, Willodean Coggins; and her sister, Bertie Baker.

 Lockhart, Jerry Wayne        July 27, 1962        June 10, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, June 15, 2004, Jerry Wayne Lockhart Services for Jerry Lockhart, 41, of Clanton, were held June 12 with burial at Chilton Memorial Gardens. Reverends William Short and Doug Powell officiated. Mr. Lockhart, a mechanic, died June 10. Survivors include his wife, Marie Lockhart of Clanton; daughters, Angel Squires and Marsha Creamer of Clanton; granddaughter, Taylor Hester of Clanton; bothers, Jimmy, Ray, Bobby and Billy Joe Lockhart of Clanton and Jeff Lockhart of Thorsby; sisters, Kay Mims of Clanton, Diane Robinson of Clanton and Patricia Smith of Lawley; a host of nieces, nephews and other family.

Logan, Bertie Mae        September 10, 1908        March 20, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, March 25, 1998, Funeral services for Bertie Mae Logan, 89, of Clanton were March 22, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. W. Shaw officiating.  Burial was in Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Ms. Logan was bon Sept 10?, 1908, in Alabama to the late Joseph and Jenny Logan.  She worked as a telephone operator.  She died March 20, 1998, at Vaughan Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.  She is survived by three sisters, Jessie Horton of Verbena, Mazie Bavar of Birmingham and Mary Jo Rasco of Jemison; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Logan, Charles Virgil Baker        February 15, 1937        May 25, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet May 27, 2003, Funeral services for Charles Virgil Baker Logan, 66 of Clanton, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Roy. The Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Born on Feb. 15, 1937 to John Harmon Logan and Theresa Logan, he died May 25, 2003 at his residence at Clanton. Survivors include his wife Sarah B. Logan of Clanton; daughters Pamela (Tony) Yokum of Eclectic and Terri Dassel of Prattville; sons John Aubrey (Teri) Logan of Clanton, Carl Randall (Sandy) Logan of Prattville, Richard Earl (Kris) Logan of Clanton and Rodney Thomas (Debbie) Logan of Orlando, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Logan, Jessie Delene        August 09, 1904        April 08, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 11, 2000, Graveside services for Jessie Delene Horton, 95, Verbena, were held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Clanton on Sunday, April 9, 2000, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donnie Messer officiating and Martin Funeral Home directing.  Horton was born on Aug. 9, 1904, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Joseph Alexander and Virginia Magnolia Logan.  She was a homemaker.  She died at her residence on April 8, 2000. Survivors include her husband, John Henry Horton, Verbena; two daughters, Virginia Farley, Pleasant Grove, and Patricia Myers, Verbena; two sisters, Mazie Bavar, Trussville, and Mary Joe Rasco, Jemison; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Logan, John Bloomfield        July 07, 1873        March 03, 1966       

Internet, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=coosa1&id=I01277, submitted by Ronald D. Bridges, Logan, John B. Cooper, Ala., age 92, died March 3, 1966, in the hospital and funeral services were held March 5, 11:00 am., at Chestnut Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include: 4 sons, George Logan, Rockford, Luther Logan, Tennessee, Henry Logan, Verbena, Lesley Logan, Huntsville; 4 daughters, Miss Hattie Logan, Clanton, Mrs. Viola DeVaughan, Coopers, Mrs. Clara Davis, Huntsville, and Mrs. Vera Haywood, Birmingham, one brother Curtis Logan, Thorsby, 2 sisters Mrs. Rene White, Clanton and Mrs. Bama Jones, Verbena. Union Banner, March 1966.

Longcrier, William/Walter Franklin        December 23, 1881        June 16, 1944       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 6-22-1944, William Franklin Longcrier, age 62, died at Florence Fri.  Burial was at Florence, Ala. Cemetery.  He is survived by his Wife, 4 Sons, 1 Daughter.  He lived here some 25 years ago and built several of Clanton's Buildings.  He was originally from Jones Station in Autauga Co., Ala.

Love, Donna Lee        June 22, 1934        August 04, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, August 7, 1998, Funeral services for Donna Lee Wilkins, 64, of Clanton were Aug. 6, 1998 at New Cedron Baptist Church with Rev. Lynn Roe and Rev. Ralph Edwards officiating.  Burial was in New Cedron Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Wilkins was born June 22, 1934, in Oregon to the late Leatis and Margaret Strasser Love.  She was a homemaker.  She died Aug. 4, 1998 at her residence in Clanton.  She is survived by her husband, Billy T. Wilkins of Clanton; four sons:  Kenneth Wayne (Linda) Gorum of Clanton, Michael Thomas (Sherry) Wilkins of Oxford, Gregory Lowell (Sherry) Wilkins of Oxford, and Billy Frank (Felecia) Wilkins of Clanton; Three daughters:  Janis Louise (Danny) Bandy of Marbury, Lynnett Kay (Mike) Stinson of Eastaboga, and Margaret Ellen (James) Jarvis of Clanton; a brother, Louis P. Love of Medford, Ore.; a sister, Delphine Stephens of Portland, Ore.; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lovelady, Allie D.        April 24, 1919        April 08, 2000       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 11, 2000, Funeral services for Allie D. Nobles, 80, Trussville, were held on Monday, April 10, 2000, at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds.  Burial followed at Forest Crest Cemetery.  She died on Saturday, April 8, 2000.  Survivors include three daughters, Mary Mitchell, New Orleans, La., Patty Burton, Greenwood, S.C. and Linda Crocker, Branchville; one son, Joe Nobles, Moody; one brother, Sonny Lovelady, Maplesville; two sisters, Billie Woods and Betty Deason, both of Selma, and Louise Ferguson, Maplesville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Lovelady, Alvis Virginia        September 29, 1918        February 23, 2005       

"Selma Times-Journal," Internet, February 24, 2005, Alvis Lovelady Sample, 86, died Wednesday February 23, 2005, at a local hospital. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 27, 2005, at Plantersville Methodist Church, with Rev. Ed Cumbie and Rev. Earl Watson officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow at Plantersville Methodist Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Saturday, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Mrs. Sample is survived by one daughter, Brenda S. (David) Cox of Plantersville; one grandson, Kevin D. (Alicia) Cox of Prattville; one granddaughter, Kimberly C. (Darrin) Payton of Clanton, six great grandchildren, Adrian and Austin Cox, Connor and Katie Payton, Mckenna Meeks and Laken Britton; and one sister, Ruth Lovelady Johnson of Gardendale; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Julius A. Sample. Active pallbearers will be Roy Johnson, Harold Johnson, Bill Lovelady, Larry Lovelady, Glenn Walker, and 'Kenneth Lovelady. Honorary pallbearers will be Men of Plantersville Methodist Church.

Lovelady, Bluthie        August 21, 1905        January 15, 1971       

(1) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 507, Crowe, Bluthie L. 1905-8-21  1971-1-15.(2) "Scrapbook kept by Gladys Barnes," Newspaper clipping, CROWE Bluthie Lovelady Crowe, age 65, died January 15, at Selma Baptist Hospital.  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Nichols of Maplesville and Miss Ollie Lovelady of Selma; one brother, J.K. Lovelady of Plantersville; three sons, W.B. Crowe, Jr., of Clanton, Lovie K. Crowe of Birmingham, and Billy Carl Crowe of Mobile and four grandchildren.  Services were held at Lawrence Chapel in Selma with interment at Plantersville Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Glenn Napier, Jr. officiating.

Lovelady, Doss L. 'Sonny'        June 05, 1931        June 05, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, June 8, 2004, Doss L. "Sonny" Lovelady Graveside services for Doss Lovelady, 73, of Maplesville, were held June 7 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Reverends Ty Parten and Jason Vinson officiated. Mr. Lovelady, a millwright, died June 5. Survivors include his daughters, Karen Jones of Plantersville and Joyce Shanks of Maplesville; sisters, Billie Woods of Selma, Louise Fergueson of Maplesville and Betty Deason of Selma; four grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Lovelady, Mae        August 10, 1902        July 13, 1997       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Wednesday July 16, 1997, page 2, Mae L. Mizzell:  Funeral services for Mae Lovelady Mizzell, 94 of Jones, will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at the Chilton Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Hymon Atcheson officiating.  Burial will be at the Chilton Memorial Gardens with the Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Mizzell was born in Chilton County on August 10, 1902 to the Late Will Lovelady and Susie Atchison Lovelady.  She died at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma on July 13, 1997.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruby Mae and Tommie Joe Fulford, Jones; two sisters, Willie Dale Thomas, Marion; and Hattie Bell Fuqua, Anniston.

Lovelady, Mary Paralee 'Molly'        May 09, 1880        August 29, 1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-06-1945, Mrs. Mary Bearden, age 66, died Clanton Rt. 3, Aug. 29.  Burial at Bethsalem Cemetery.  She is survived by her Husband, Charles Bearden, 5 Sons, and 4 Daughters, 1 Bro., Morgan Lovelady of Plantersville, and by 1 Sister.

Lovelady, Mary Pauline        September 22, 1910        January 18, 1999       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 21, 1999, Funeral services for Mary Pauline Lovelady, 88, of Maplesville were Jan. 20, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Gatlin officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Lovelady was born Sept 22, 1910, in Alabama to the late Charlie and Ila Bell Herman.  She was a homemaker.  She died Jan. 18, 1999, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa.  She is survived by three daughters:  Jennie M. Lucas, Isla Lou Wallace and Barbara Lovelady, all of Maplesville; a son, Calvin Lovelady of Columbiana; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 294, Lovelady, Pauline H.  1910-9-22.

Lovelady, Opal Julia        January 07, 1933        September 15, 2002                     

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2A, Sept 19, 2002, Funeral services for Opal Julia Lovelady, 69, Maplesville, will be held at Maplesville Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Tyorne Parten officiating.  Burial will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Maplesville Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2002, from 6-8 p.m.  Lovelady was born on Jan. 7, 1933, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Julius Westley Taylor and the late Mary Ola Taylor.  She was a homemaker.  She died on Sept. 15, 2002.  Survivors include her husband, Doss (Sonny) Lovelady, Maplesville; two daughters, Joyce Shanks, Maplesville, Karen Jones, Plantersville; two sons-in-law, Mike Shanks, Maplesville, Larry Jones, Plantersville; four grandchildren, Lance Jones and Nick Jones, both of Plantersville, Brandon Shanks and Jeffery Shanks, both of Maplesville; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Morris Taylor, Maplesville; one sister, Lois Perry, Selma; one sister-in-Law.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Taylor.

Lovelady, Peggy        February 13, 1940        March 12, 1991       

"Selma Times-Journal," Thursday, March 14, 1991, page 5, Peggy L. Wimberly, 51 of Plantersville died Tuesday, March 12, at a Selma hospital.  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at Hill Crest Baptist Church, with the Rev. Doug Powell and the Rev. Donald Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Martin Funeral Home of Clanton directing.  Survivors include her husband, Bill Wimberly of Plantersville; her mother, Mrs. Ollie M. Lovelady of Maplesville; one daughter, Susan Harrison of Maplesville; two sons, Jeff Thrasher and Robbie Thrasher, both of Plantersville; three sisters, Peggy Moore, Barbara Crocker and Sheila Wright, all of Maplesville; three brothers, Roger Lovelady of Sumter, S.C., Larry Lovelady of Maplesville and Billy Lovelady of Selma; and two grandchildren, Erika Harrison of Maplesville and  Samantha Thrasher of Plantersville.

Lovelady, Ralph Gilbert        February 21, 1921        October 01, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 7, 1998, Funeral services for Ralph Gilbert Lovelady, 77, of Randolph were Oct. 4, 1998 at Randolph Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Potts officiating.  Burial was in Rehobeth Baptist Cemetery in Lawley with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Lovelady was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Bibb County to the late O. B. and Elsie Hicks Lovelady.  He worked as a farmer and served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher at Randolph Baptist Church.  He was also director and past president of the Chilton County Cattlemen's Association, past president of the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association, and a member and past director of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association.  He died Oct. 1, 1998 at his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Lovelady of Randolph; two sons:  Butch R. Lovelady of Alabaster and Milton C. Lovelady of Montgomery; three sisters Dorrene Smith of Huntsville, Doris Watson of Montgomery and Billie Tibbs of Jemison; and four grandchildren.

Lovering, Gertrude Irene Foshee       July 14, 1910        April 27, 2002       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 5A, April 30, 2002, Graveside services for Gertrude Foshee Lovering, 91, Lakeland, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at Fitzgerald Cemetery with Dukes-Steen Funeral Home of Lakeland, Fla., directing.  Lovering was born in Clanton on July 14, 1910, and lived in Florida for over 50 years.  She was a Baptist.  Her Husband, daughter, and all of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death.  Survivors include one son, Randall; one daughter-in-law, Janice; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church at the Mall Building Fund, Lakeland, Fla.(2) Social Security Records: Ancestry.com Web Site, "Electronic."

Lowery, Charles Thomas        August 19, 1925        June 05, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, June 7, 2001, Funeral services for Charles Thomas Lowery, 75, a resident of Chesapeake, VA. will be held Friday, June 8, 2001 at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Bayside Chapel with Rev. Chris Xenakis officiating.  Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.  Family visitation will be held tonight, June 7, 2001 at 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Born in Chilton county, Lowery served as a foreman with Greenbriar Farms in Virginia.  Lowery was also a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy, Lowery died on Tuesday, June 5, 2001.He is survived by his wife, Arka Dalton Lowery; daughter Cheryl Rich and her husband Ben of St. Augustine, Fla.; sons Bruce Lowery and wife Lori of Chesapeake, VA.; Jerry W. Lowery and wife Elizabeth of Cartersville, GA.; Tyrone Lowery and wife Cathy of Chesapeake, VA.; and Richard Lowery and companion Mary Mize of Chesapeake, VA.; sisters Faye Smith and Sue Bean, both of Clanton; brother James R. Lowery of Thorsby; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Cost, Thea Reacy Ann Elizabeth Lowery        March 03, 1899        July 18, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 22, 1998, Funeral services for Reacy L. Cost, 99, of Clanton will be July 21, 1998 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Will Wyatt and Rev. Joe Wyatt officiating.  Burial was in Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Cost was born March 3, 1899 in Alabama to the late Jimmy and Jay Lowery.  She was a homemaker.  She died July 18, 1998, at Perry County Hospital in Marion.  She is survived by three daughters:  Myrtice L. Turner of Clanton and Jewell C. Wyatt of Clanton and Jessie V. Smith of Bowie, Maryland; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pinkney Cost, and her son, F. C. (C. Buck) Cost.

Lowery, William Lafayette        September 15, 1923        April 05, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 8, 1998, Funeral services for William Lafayette Lowery, 74, of Montgomery are today, April 8, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Roland Davis and Rev. Harry Gilbert officiating.  Burial is in Liberty Hill Baptist Cemetery in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Lowery was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Alabama to the late Zack and Jeanie Lowery.  He was self-employed.  He died April 6, 1998 at his residence in Montgomery.  He is survived by his wife, Marylene R. Lowery of Montgomery; a daughter, Jeanie Kay Walther of Port St. Joe, Fla; a son Jerry W. Lowery of Deatsville; a brother, Earl Lowery of Clanton; a sister, Margaret Baker of Montgomery; and four grandchildren.

Lucas, Floyd William        1929        May 29, 2004       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," Floyd William Lucas, Sr. Graveside services for Floyd Lucas, Sr., 74, of Montevallo, will be held May 30 at 2 p.m. at Ashby Cemetery. Reverend Steve Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be held at Rocko Funeral Home, May 29 from 6-8 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Billie Lucas of Montevallo; daughters, Carol Segers of Gadsden and Regina Lucas of Birmingham; sons, Floyd Lucas, Jr. of Kansas City; sisters, Flossie Murphy of Ashville, Alice Nunnally of Clanton and Nora Russell of Birmingham; brothers, Walter Lucas, Jr. of Montevallo, Houston Lucas of Prattville, Johnny Lucas of Birmingham; grandchildren, Cameron Guyton, Andrew Guyton, Savannah Lucas, Hallie Lucas, Colin Lucas and Carson Lucas. Pallbearers are Marlin Stricklin, E. C. Fancher, Donnie Burnett, Ronnie Burnett, James Lucas and James Lucas, Jr.(2) Shelby County Reporter.com, June 2, 2004, Floyd William Lucas Sr. Montevallo resident Floyd William Lucas Sr., 74, of Montevallo died Monday, May 24, 2004, in Montevallo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Cleckler Lucas; his father, Walter Lucas Sr.; and his brothers, Lewis Lucas, Chester Lucas and Lester Lucas. He is survived by his wife, Billie Ruth Lucas of Montevallo; his daughters, Carol (Scott) Segers of Gadsden and Regina Lucas of Birmingham; his son, Floyd (Shelia) Lucas Jr. of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Flossie Murphy of Ashville, Alice Nunnally of Clanton and Nora Russell of Birmingham; three brothers, Walter Gray Lucas Jr. of Montevallo, Houston Lucas of Prattville and Johnny Lucas of Birmingham; and grandchildren, Cameron Guyton, Andrew Guyton, Savannah Lucas, Hallie Lucas, Colin Lucas and Carson Lucas. Graveside service was May 30 at Ashby Cemetery in Brierfield, Brother Steve Johnson presiding and Rockco's Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Marlin Stricklin, E. C. Fancher, Donnie Burnett, Ronnie Burnett, James Lucas and James Lucas Jr.

Lucas, Jimmy Earl        August 17, 1953        October 02, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, October 4, 2001, Funeral services for Jimmy Earl Lucas, 48, of Clanton, will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Billy Wyatt officiating.  Burial will follow at Popwell Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing. Lucas was born on Aug. 17, 1953, in Chilton County, the son of the late Arthur Earl Lucas and the late Pearl Lucas.  He worked in construction.  He died at his residence on Oct. 2, 2001. Survivors include one daughter, Brandi (David) Little, Clanton; one granddaughter, Haley Little, Clanton; and four sisters, Edna Dale, Joyce Crumpton, and Patsy Fulmer, all of Clanton, and Kathy Ormes, Florida.

Luker, John Harold 'Bill'        June 18, 1934        April 17, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 22, 1998, Funeral services for John (Bill) Harold Luker, 63, of Maplesville were April 19, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Jones and Rev. Willard Ratliff officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Maplesville with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Luker was born June 18, 1934, in Alabama to the late Lee D. and Letha Luker.  He worked as a farmer.  He died April 17, 1998, at his residence in Maplesville.  He is survived by his wife, Carol Luker of Maplesville; a son, Johnny Luker of Montgomery; four daughters Lithia Lawrence of Maplesville; Tammy Edwards and April Mims, both of Clanton, and Sherry Green of Maplesville; a sister Marion Etheridge of Saraland; a step-daughter, Betty Brasher of Maplesville; five step-sons:  Billy Henderson of Montgomery, Timmy Sledge of Prattville, Stanley Roper and Randy Roper, both of Maplesville and Kenny Roper of Clanton; and 22 grandchildren.

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Thompson, Feraby Ida Jane Maddox        September 11, 1878        January 17, 1926       

(1) Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 1-07-1926, Mrs. Ida Thompson, age 48, Wife of James Arthur Thompson of Concord died at her home Monday afternoon of Flu and Pneumonia.  Burial was at Concord.  She was a Sister of Joe and Walter Maddox.  Leaves Husband and 2 Children, Bernie Thompson of Birmingham, and Mrs. George Tippett of Clanton.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 138, Thompson, Ida Maddox  1878-9-17  1926-1-4  W/ J.A. Thompson.

Boockholdt, Hazel Hesteranne Maddox        June 25, 1912        April 25, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, April 26, 2002, Funeral services for Hazel M. Boockholdt, 89, Clanton, will be held at Clanton First Baptist Church on Saturday, April 27, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Dr. Larry Michael officiating.  Burial will follow at Chilton Memorial Gardens, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, April 26, 2002, from 6-8 p.m.  Boockholdt was born on June 25, 1912, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Alex  Maddox and the late Lillie Maddox.  She was a school teacher.  She died on April 25, 2002, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include one son, Jimmy Boockholdt, Birmingham, one daughter-in-law, Angela Boockholdt, Birmingham; one brother, S. E. Maddox, Jemison; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Boockholdt.

Collins, Lettie Maddox Thornburg        September 07, 1909        August 31, 2004       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, Lettie Thornburg Collins Services for Lettie Thornburg Collins, 95, of Thorsby, were September 2 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Von McQueen officiating. She was buried in the Thorsby Memorial Cemetery. Collins died August 31 in Clanton. Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Barrett of Thorsby and Janice Richards of Arlington, TX; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilbur Collins.

Edwards, Lula Ada Maddox       June 29, 1874        September 10, 1940       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, compiled by Cecil Little, 9-19-1940, Mrs. Lula Ada Edwards, age 66, died Sept 13, burial Concord Cemetery. She is survived by 3 sons, V. M. of Clanton, W. C. of Indiana, and E. L. of Indiana, 2 Daughters, 4 Brothers, and 3 Sisters.  She was Miss Lula Ada Maddox prior to her marriage.

Maddox, Mary Ethel Bradford        January 13, 1908        May 22, 1998       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, May 27, 1998, Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ethel Maddox, 90, of Covington, Georgia, were held on Saturday, May 23 at Martin Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Roland Davis officiating.  Burial was at Liberty Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, May 24.  She died on May 22, at Riverside Health Care in Covington, Georgia.  Mrs. Maddox was born in Chilton County on January 13, 1908 to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Joseph Bradford.  She is survived by on son; Mr. Maurice Maddox of Porterdale, Georgia; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Matheny of LaGrange, Georgia, Mrs. Lena Davidson of Forston, Georgia, Mrs. Ruth Duck of Opelika; one brother Samuel J. Bradford of Fresno, California; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Marvin Maddox.

Maddox, Melvie Childress       June 28, 1913        January 29, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, February 3, 1999, Funeral services for Melvie Maddox, 85, of Jemison were Jan. 31, 1999, at Pates Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Mims officiating.  Burial was in Pates Chapel Baptist Cemetery in Jemison with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Maddox was born June 28, 1913 in Alabama to the late Millard Filmore and Emily Childress.  She was a homemaker.  She died Jan. 29, 1999, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  She is survived by two daughters, Louise M. Franklin of Birmingham and Mary Ruth Lowery of Jemison; a brother, Lee Childress of Clanton; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Maddox, Nora Bean       July 16, 1904        January 05, 2001       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, January 9, 2001, Funeral services for Nora B. Maddox, 96, Houston, Texas, were held on Jan. 8, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Esco officiating.  She was buried at Martin Memorial Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  She was born in Alabama on July 16, 1904 to the late Lillie Hays Bean and H. O. Bean.  She died on Jan. 5, 2001 at West Houston Medical Center.  She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and an active member of the Mary Echols Chapter #125 in Birmingham for 50 years.  She was a licensed beautician for 40 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Myrtice graham of Houston, Texas and a sister, Willodean Price of Birmingham.

Maddox, Robert W.    April 08, 1881        February 28, 1909       

(1) Chilton County Alabama Deaths July 1, 1908-Dec 31, 1919, compiled by Cecil Little, Clanton, AL, Nov 1988, page 9, MATTOX, Robert W., died 2-28-1909, 10 A.M., Born Ala., White Male, Day Laborer, age 25 years, 1 Mo., widower, parents Jesse and Martha Maddox, born Ala., Beat1, Pneumonia, Maddox Cemetery, Dr. N. S. Johnson.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 119, Maddox, Robert W.  1881-4-8  1909-2-28.

Maddox, Ulmer Lee 'Bud'        February 15, 1917        February 01, 2002       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 3, February 5, 2002, Funeral services for Ulmer Lee "Bud" Maddox, 84, Clanton, were held at Refuge Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles Brooks, Rev. Barney Mims, Rev. Tim Scott, and Rev. James Cleckler officiating.  Burial followed at Refuge Baptist Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Maddox was born on Feb. 15, 1917, in Chilton County, the son of the late Tommy Lee Maddox and the late Rosie Lee Wyatt Maddox.  He was a farmer.  He died on Feb. 1, 2002, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Survivors include his wife, Sadie A. Maddox, Clanton; two daughters, Mary Esther Minor and Judy Adams, both of Clanton; two sons, John David Maddox and Warren Reed Maddox; both of Clanton; two sisters, Katherine Blackmon and Peggy Cleckler, both of Clanton; one brother, Thomas Wayne Maddox, Clanton; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Maddox, Varah Mae August 12, 1911        July 22, 1998       

(1) "The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, July 26, 1998, Funeral services for Varah M. Williamson, 86, of Clanton were July 24, 1998, at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Tony Hughes officiating.  Burial was in Chilton Memorial Gardens in Clanton with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Williamson was born Aug. 12, 1911, in Chilton County to the late Tommie and Rosa Lee Maddox.  She worked as a store owner.  She died July 22, 1998, at her residence in Clanton.  She is survived by a daughter, Kay Wade of Clanton; two brothers:  U. L. "Bud" Maddox and Wayne Maddox, both of Clanton; three sisters:  Inez Moore of Verbena and Kathleen Blackmon and Peggy Cleckler, both of Clanton; and one grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Williamson.(2) Cemeteries of Chilton by Benjamin D. Roberts, page 133, Williamson, Varah M.  1911-8-12.

Mahan, John Arkie        June 12, 1878        December 06, 1945       

Genealogical Abstracts from Chilton County Newspapers 1898 through 1945, 12-13-1945, John Arkie Mahan, age 67, Clanton Business Man was killed and Albert Pounds, age 40, suffered a severe head injury on Highway 22, 13 miles East of Clanton Thursday afternoon when the brakes failed on the heavily loaded lumber truck in which they were riding.  Mr. Mahan has been in the Lumber Business some years.  He is survived by his wife, 2 Sons, Ludy and Roy D., 1 daughter, 2 Brothers, and 2 Sisters.  Burial Clanton City Cemetery.

Mahan, Mary Louise Giles        August 05, 1915        May 05, 2003       

"The Clanton Advertiser," Internet, May 7, 2003, Funeral services for Mary Louise Mahan, 87 of Clanton, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Clanton City Cemetery. Born on August 5, 1915 to Albert Lomer Giles and Amry Loutish Giles, she died May 5, 2003 at her residence in Clanton. Survivors include her daughter Linda L. Mahan of Clanton/Mineral Springs; sister Betty Giles Klinner of Clanton/Mineral Springs; grandson Keith Randall Amber of Eugene, Ore.; granddaughter Sherri Lynn Amber of Arlington Heights, Ill.; great-grandchild Alexandra Amber of Eugene, Ore.; son-in-law Stanley Amber of Florida; sister-in-laws Edna Cleckler Giles of Clanton, Pauline Trail Giles of Baker, La., Doris Johnson Giles of Greenville, S.C. and Ruth Mahan Fatrova of Czechoslovakia; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Travais (Ted) E. Mahan and daughter Sondra Sue Mahan Amber.

Maners, Alice Cleckley       February 11, 1919        September 20, 1999       

"The Clanton Advertiser," page 2, September 21, 1999, Funeral services for Alice C. Maners, 80, Clanton, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Clanton Church of God, with Rev. Billy Boatwright.  Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, with Martin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Hom