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Keith Floyd Frey

May 5, 1936 ~ May 2, 2019


Funeral services for Mr Keith Floyd Frey, age 82, of Clayton, Alabama and previously of Columbus, Georgia, will be held at 2 P.M., Monday, May 6, 2019 at Corinth Baptist Church in Clayton. Rev. Chris Beam will officiate and burial will follow in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral, from 12:30 until 2 at the church. Mr. Frey passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2019 at Columbus Hospice in Columbus, Ga., lovingly surrounded by family.  

Born May 5, 1936 to the late Floyd George Frey and Alta Roberts Preston Frey. He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

Keith was a hardworking man who loved his family. He served his country in the U.S. Army for three years and the Forestry Branch at Fort Benning for three years. He retired from a career in the U.S. Postal Service after 40 years. His hobbies included woodworking, baking cookies, and vegetable gardening.

Keith leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 59 years, Sarah Ryals Frey, Clayton; son, William Benjamin Frey, Columbus, Ga.; daughter, Stephna Nellen Frey Hargrove, Columbus, Ga.; grandchildren, Sarah Gabriel Frey (Richard Todd) Caro, and Keith Brady Frey.











John Phillip Green

February 14, 1941 ~ May 1, 2019




Our precious husband, father, and Granddaddy left our lives on May 1, 2019, surrounded by family after a long illness. Phil was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on Valentine’s Day in 1941 to John J. and Rosa Lee Green. They moved to Dothan where he graduated from Dothan High in 1959. Phil found his forever love, Patti, after many cups of coffee at Tom’s Restaurant in Dothan and they married in 1964. Phil joined in the United States Army and served as a pilot in Vietnam and an instructor pilot at Fort Rucker. After reaching the rank of Captain, he left the Armed Forces to pursue a career in engineering. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1975 and was employed as a maintenance engineer and mill manager with International Paper until his retirement in 2002. After his retirement, Phil enjoyed life on Lake Eufaula and his adventures on his bright yellow boat.

Phil is lovingly cherished by his wife, Patti (Hicks) of Georgetown, Georgia, daughter and son-in-law Laura and Jarrod Traylor of Ozark, Alabama, and best buddy, grandson Wyatt Traylor, also of Ozark. He is also survived by two brothers, David (Lula) Green of Humble, Texas and Robert (Pat) Green of Clinton, Mississippi and brothers and sisters by marriage: Virginia Hallford of Toccoa, Georgia, David and Eva Hicks of Abbeville, Alabama, Hugh and Gertie Hicks of Marietta, Georgia, Tom and Mary Hicks of Compass Lake, Florida, and Susan and Bob Green, also of Georgetown, Georgia. Also left to honor his memory are many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and love to Kindred Hospice of Columbus, Georgia, the Veteran’s Administration, particularly Mr. David Sharpe, and most fondly, to Brittnie Lambert and to Stephanie Johnson, who showed the entire family incredible love, grace, and support during an extraordinarily difficult time.

A celebration of Phil’s wonderful life will be held at a later date.











Kandice Leigh Price

October 11, 1996 ~ April 25, 2019


Funeral services for Miss. Kandice Leigh Price, age 22, of Louisville, Alabama, were held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Louisville Baptist Church in Louisville and burial  followed in the Pine Level Church Cemetery. Rev. Nathan Zeigler  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Miss. Price passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Troy Regional Medical Center following a tragic car accident. 

Born October 11, 1996, in Dale County, Miss. Price was the daughter of Leslie Price.

Kandice was an ambitious, fun-loving, woman who always wore a smile.  She had ambitions to become a registered nurse and was currently taking classes to fulfill that dream. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her.

Miss. Price left behind to cherish her memories, her biological mother, Leslie Price, her parents, Kenneth and Teresa Baker, Louisville; brother, Christopher Baker, Louisville; sister, Crystal (William) Sweeney, Louisville; uncle, Tracey (Amy) Price, Clio; grandmother, Mary Alice Johnson, Louisville; and her loving boyfriend, Austin Hurt, Jack.

Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Darrell McLaney, Bobbie Joe Greene, Brian Worthy, Allan Christian, Robert Hunt, Tommy Beaty, and Greg Hovey.













Alice Faye Morrison

July 16, 1946 ~ April 17, 2019


Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Faye Morrison, age 72, of Louisville, Alabama, were held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton and burial followed in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Luke Westbrook officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. .Mrs. Morrison passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2019, at Southeast Health in Dothan. 

Born July 16, 1946, in Abbeville, Mrs. Morrison was the daughter of the late John Henry and Mae Whatley Starling.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Alice was a loving sister, wife, and mother. She was a hardworking woman who enjoyed her career as a secretary. Her hobbies included traveling to the beach and spending time with family.

Mrs. Morrison left behind to cherish her memories, her husband of 53 years, James Rudolph Morrison, Louisville; two sons, James Allen (Kristy) Morrison, Blue Springs, and John Morrison, Louisville.










Phyllis Lucille Cooper Barnwell

March 22, 1938 ~ March 28, 2019


Phyllis Lucille Cooper Barnwell, age 81, of Eufaula, AL passed away peacefully at home in Bluffton, SC on March 28, 2019 with her son by her side. 

Phyllis was born in San Benito, Texas on March 22, 1938 to the late Dorothy Margaret Miller Cooper and the late George Oscar Cooper of Clayton, Alabama.  In addition to her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Jackie Wayne Barnwell, and her son Jackie Wayne Barnwell II.

Phyllis loved her family and was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, and mother.  Phyllis loved to garden, read mysteries, watch westerns, listen to music, bake cookies, and she adored her cats. 

Phyllis is survived by her son, Stewart Cooper Barnwell, her daughter Carol Ann Hurst, her grandchildren Kimberley Hurst, Jackie Wayne Barnwell III, Katrina Barnwell, and Kayla Barnwell, her great grandchildren Devon Barnwell, Dylon Barnwell, and Kelsey Biddlecome, her sisters Susie Seymour and Joan Bassett, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Texasville United Methodist

Church, 3818 HWY 131, Clayton, AL 36016 with the Pastor Pamela Ann Freeman officiating and Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing with assistance provided by Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton, SC. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Klippel Trenaunay Support Group,  https://k-

t.org/donatewhich provides support and resources to people with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome and related conditions.
















Mitchell Dean Dulkiewicz

May 30, 1961 ~ March 23, 2019



Memorial services for  Mitchell Dean Dulkiewicz, age 57, of Clayton, will be held at 3 P.M., Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to services, from 2 until 3 p.m.  Sunday.  Mr. Dulkiewicz passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born May 30, 1961, Mitchell Dean Dulkiewicz was the son of Michael and the late Hazel Elaine Dulkiewicz. He was preceded in death by his mother, his son, Jonathan Mitchell Dulkiewicz, and his grandfather, Michael Dulkievich.  Mitch was a loving and devoted husband and father, a fun-loving man who loved to kid around and make jokes. A “Jack of all trades, master of many”, Mitch enjoyed working with his projects and building things, whether they be mechanical or wood. He would, quite often, take things apart just to put them back together. He proudly served his country in the Army and Air Force for 27 years. His hobbies included riding his motorcycle and woodworking. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all and especially his fur babies.  

Survivors include his father, Michael J. Dulkiewicz, Buffalo, NY; his wife of 16 years, Wendy Dulkiewicz, Clayton, AL; daughters, Michelle Leigh (Israel) Dulkiewicz-Summers, Headland, AL, Heather (Chris) Smith, Elba, AL, Angela Martin, Dubai: a son, Robert Martin, Clayton, AL; sister, Nadine Leigh (Donald) Tomasulo, West Seneca, NY; grandchildren, Landon Dean Henderson, Zachary Preston Smith, Isaiah Hawes Summers, Michael Emerson Summers, and special nieces and nephews.

    









Theresa Diane Roberts-Hartley

September 5, 1969 ~ March 16, 2019


Theresa Diane Roberts-Hartley, 49, went to her Heavenly home March 16, 2019 at McCurtain Memorial Hospital, Idabel, OK, surrounded by her loving family.  Theresa was born September 5, 1969, in Eufaula, AL, to Daniel Elliott and Diane (Wise) Roberts.

Theresa was a member of the Broken Bow Church of God and had lived in Broken Bow for 6 years and 10 months.  She enjoyed scrapbooking, photography, singing, and playing the piano.  Theresa was the women’s ministry president, an adult Sunday school teacher, and a minister of the Gospel.

Theresa and Paul Hartley were united in marriage February 3, 1990 in Orange Park, FL, and have spent a wonderful 29 years together.  They enjoyed sharing their ministry to others, singing, and raising two beautiful children together. 

Theresa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bill and Lura Wise; and paternal grandparents, Marvette and Willene Roberts.

Theresa leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Rev. Paul Hartley, of the home; children, Jared Paul Daniel Hartley and Jenna Diane Hartley, all of the home; parents, Danny and Diane (Wise) Roberts, of Eufaula, AL; sister, Marsena Roberts-Cunningham, and her husband, Rev. Matthew Cunningham, of West Monroe, LA; three nieces, Sarah Cunningham-Barr, and husband, Ryan, of Virginia, Shelby Cunningham, of South Korea, and Madison Cunningham, of West Monroe, LA, whom referred to Theresa as Aunt TyTy; great-nephew, Allen Barr, of Virginia; a host of other relatives and many friends, including special friends, Carla Holmes, Renee Wright, and Cheryl Mills.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Kent Funeral Home, in Eufaula, AL, with interment to follow at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, GA.  Rev. Matthew Cunningham  officiated and Clyde Daniel Creech, Ricky Lee Roberts, John Roberts, Alan Blackburn, Logan Blackburn, and Matt Geddings  served as pallbearers. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00PM, at the Kent Funeral Home, Eufaula, AL.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00PM, at the Broken Bow High School Auditorium with Pastor Clint Bray officiating













Carolyn Jean Boyd

January 1, 1966 ~ March 12, 2019


Mrs. Carolyn Jean Boyd, age 53, of Abbeville, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Southeast Health in Dothan. 

Born January 1, 1966, Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of the late Robert Edward Brown and Betty Lee Compton Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leon Eugene Boyd, Jr., and two brothers, Charles Lamar Brown and Ralph Edward Brown.

 Mrs. Boyd was a kind-hearted, compassionate lady, who was continuously doing for others. She was dependable and would always lend her shoulder to cry on. Mrs. Boyd loved spending time with children and being around her pets. Her hobbies included knitting and decorating.   

Survivors include her brother, Gary Dewayne Brown, sister, Joanne Pilgrim, nephews, Lance Brown, Shane (Pam) Pilgrim, niece Breanna Pilgrim (Austin Jeffery), and three great nieces, Haley Pilgrim, Cheyenne Pilgrim, and Arthur Jeffery.











Betty Ann Dorman

April 3, 1929 ~ March 8, 2019




Mrs. Betty Ann Dorman, age 89 of Clayton, passed from this earth peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2019 at her home. Memorial services was held Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  Rev. Ray Cureton  officiated.   

Mrs. Dorman was born April 3, 1929 in Clio, Al. to the late Warren C. and Fannie Jones.  She was a school teacher in Georgia for approximately 25 years and was a member of the Clayton Presbyterian Church. 

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Carl Dorman, Jr.; two sons, Carl Dorman III and Warren Dorman; two daughters, Becky Swain and Susan Dorman; and numerous grandchildren. 



















Evelyn Babb Strickland

October 20, 1934 ~ March 8, 2019



Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Babb Strickland, age 84, of Eufaula, was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Robert Wiggins  officiated and burial  followed in Fairview Cemetery Addition with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Strickland died Friday, March 8, at Crowne Health after an extended illness. 

Born October 20, 1934, Mrs. Strickland was the daughter of the late Kinley Jackson and Inez Lord Babb.  Mrs. Strickland was one of the founding members of Emmanuel Holiness Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and also served as church secretary.  She was a godly woman which showed through her gentle and kind ways, she was very hospitable and always encouraged and complimented others.  She loved watching and feeding birds and enjoyed her rose garden.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jesse Strickland, brothers, James Babb, Johnny Babb and Danny Babb and sisters, Anne Zimmerman and Barbara Freeman. 

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Watson, Dothan, Bonnie (Garry) Singleton, Wetumpka, Judy (William) Parr, Abbeville, Rebecca Ruth Peek, Wetumpka; a sister, Mary Ella Manley, Arkansas City, KS; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Curtis) Bynum, Eufaula and Jeremy (Ashley) Parr, Abbeville; and four great grandchildren, Haley Nolin, Riley Nolin, Landon Parr and Loralei Parr. 

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Garry Singleton, Curtis Bynum, Johnnie Suggs, Edward Suggs, Josh Moore, Jeremy Parr and William Parr.











Marsha "LuLu" Nobles

June 19, 1982 ~ March 7, 2019



Funeral services for Mrs. Marsha Lenora “LuLu” Nobles, age 36, of Omaha, Georgia, was held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Alabama. Rev. Byron Kanzler officiated and burial followed in the Omaha Cemetery in Omaha. Ga., with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mrs. Nobles passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula. 

Born June 19, 1982, in Largo, Florida, she spent most of her life in Omaha. She was preceded in death by her brother, Danny Martelli.  

“LuLu”, as she was affectionately called, was a hardworking, caring, family-oriented woman. She enjoyed a career as an inspector at KC Spotting. Although she was hardheaded at times, she never hesitated to listen and care for anyone that was in need. She was the backbone of her family and was considered to be a second mother to those who needed it. Family was everything to her. She had a special place in her heart for children. “LuLu” was a good person inside and out and she will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her. 

Mrs. Nobles left behind to cherish her memories, her mother, Gail Barber; her husband of 15 years, David Nobles; two sons, Benjamin Nathan Horton , Jackson Chad Torbert; seven brothers, George (Chelsea) Barber, Jason Selph, Henry (Amy) Selph, Joe Yuma, Edward Martelli, Paul (Shurlyn) Turner; five sisters, Felicia (Curt) Granger, Katrina Mackey, Julie (Volly) Floyd, Rosie Martelli, Martha Odell, and all of the SOS family.











George Brown

September 25, 1950 ~ March 4, 2019



Funeral services for Mr. George Murphy Brown, age 68, of Clayton will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  Rev. Curtis Rich and Rev. Bob Cox will officiate and burial will follow in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation for Mr. Brown will be held Wednesday evening, March 6, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home, Clayton.   George died Monday, March 4 at Southeast Health in Dothan after a brief illness. 

Born September 25, 1950 in Barbour County, George was the youngest of three children born to the late Fleming and Louise Sinquefield Brown.  He was a good and kind man, husband and father. George enjoyed life and loved Alabama football.  He always had something good to say to everyone. George was employed for 23 years at Ventress as a corrections officer. 

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Sara Brown, Clayton; a daughter, Trina (Bruce) Grant, Dothan; his sister and brother in law, Betty and Ray Johnson, Clayton; his brother, Dean Brown, Clayton; and granddaughter, Sara Bruner and numerous cousins. 

Ask to serve as pallbearers are Mark Kelly, Everett Culpepper, Bruce Grant, Brandy White, Larry Monk and Henry Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Price and Darrell Parker












  Larry Douglas Collier

July 26, 1949 ~ March 4, 2019




 

Mr. Larry Douglas Collier died Monday in Eufaula, Alabama. Larry was born on July 26, 1949 at Lisenby Hospital in Panama City, Florida. His father and mother were Epsy Collier and Barbara Mock Collier. Mr. Collier grew up at 834 Grace Avenue and attended Panama Grammar School and Jinks Junior High School. He graduated from Bay High School in 1967. He worked for several years as sales manager for Flint Industrial Products in Albany, Georgia. Thereafter he worked for Aramart and Cintas. He was a natural born salesman. He would talk to everyone. He followed all the sales techniques, made follow-up calls, and asked for business. He was a friend to everyone he met and would give you the proverbial “shirt of his back.” He was a good example of the scripture, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

During his working years he lived in Albany, Georgia, Alexander City, Alabama, Decatur, Alabama, and Panama City Florida. He grew up attending First Baptist Church in Panama City and in later years enjoyed attending churches of other denominations. He loved the beach in his younger years. He liked fishing at the marina and enjoyed riding around in his jeep. He called his trips to the marina his salt water therapy. He was a big Tampa Bay Rays fan and liked FSU football. His hobbies included collecting lighthouses and going to yard sales. He was nicknamed the lighthouse man. He liked German Shephard dogs and had one named Max. He has one son, Shane Dewayne Collier (Erin), one daughter, Kim Collier, three grandchildren, Dakota, Cole, Nick, and brother, Kenneth Carroll Collier (Pat).

Arrangements are by Kent Funeral Home, Eufaula, Alabama and Heritage Funeral Home, Panama City, Florida. Mr. Collier’s funeral; will be Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.at Heritage Funeral Home in Panama City. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, in Panama City.  









Kenneth "CJ" Phillips

October 1, 1992 ~ February 16, 2019


Mr. Kenneth “CJ” Phillips, age 26, of Eufaula, Al., unexpectantly passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Medical Center Barbour. The family of Mr. Phillips invites friends to come and celebrate his life on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. There will be no services.

Born October 1, 1992, Mr. Phillips was the son of Mr. Charles Bush and the late Bonnie Nell Phillips. He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, Bonnie Ruth Phillips, Clifford Faxon Bush, Era Eugenia Bush, and a brother.

Mr. Phillips was a sociable, fun loving man who loved spending time with friends and family. His family was his main priority. Children had a special place in his heart, and he loved to see them laugh, especially his son Hunter. He had a passion for gambling in  Casinos, loved bulldogs and aggravating Faye. There will only be one original “CJ” and he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

Mr. Phillips is survived by his fiancé, Tonya Lowery; son, Hunter Lowery; father, Charles Bush; two brothers, David Steinberg, Michael Phillips; and sister, Rebecca Summers.











                                                                        Jimmie Lou Christensen

February 2, 1937 ~ February 16, 2019


Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie Lou Christensen, age 82, of Clayton Al., will be held Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:30 (CST)  a.m. at Clayton United Methodist Church in Clayton. Rev. Joe McKinney will officiate, and burial will follow in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Christensen passed away at Piedmont Hospital in Columbus Ga. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 after a lengthy illness. 


Born February 2, 1937, in Clayton, Mrs. Christensen was the daughter of the late George Earl and Janie Brown Bearrentine. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles Bearrentine, Earl Brown Bearrentine, Sr., and nephew Earl Brown Bearrentine, Jr.

Mrs. Christensen was a loving woman who was totally devoted to her family. She dedicated her life to her husband and raising their two daughters, and they considered her the rock of the family. She was a firm disciplinarian with a loving mother’s touch. In her desire to have her children dressed nicely, she taught herself to sew and would stay up all night making clothes. She was a faithful member of the Clayton United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Christensen is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Walter Ivan Christensen, Jr., two daughters, Joni (Joseph) McKnight, Cydney Daniell, grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa) Mcknight, Dana (Flynt) Barksdale, Darby Daniell, great grandchildren, Penelope Barksdale, Violet Barksdale, niece, Christy (James) Mellinger, nephews, Doug (Mary Jo) Jones, and Steve Jones. 

Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Chris Mcknight, Flynt Barksdale, Steve Jones, Doug Jones, Dean Brown, and John Pitt Williams.















Ronald Eugene Mabrey

October 29, 1951 ~ February 14, 2019


Mr. Ronald Eugene Mabrey, age 67, of Georgetown, GA., unexpectantly passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born October 29, 1951, in Kentucky, Mr. Mabrey was the son of the late Mr. James Mabrey and Macie Mary Crooks Mabrey.

Mr. Mabrey was a sociable, fun loving man who loved spending time with friends. He was a member of Gilead Baptist Church in Clay County Georgia. Mr. Mabrey was a generous man who was always giving of his time and talents to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.

Mr. Mabrey is survived by one son, Ronald Eugene Mabrey, one daughter, Rosemary Mabrey (Rick) Carter, sisters, Debra Ann Ward, Shirley Garrett, step-brother, Vernon “Dee” (Pat) Smith, four grandchildren, Isabella Mabrey, Madison Wheeler, Megan Carter, Mikey Carter, and several nieces and nephews.      

Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Chattahoochee Plantation Estates at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Rev. William Sanders will officiate.







Lora Loretta Babcock

May 22, 1933 ~ February 14, 2019


Lora Loretta Babcock, age 85, of Nashville, MI., residing in Clayton, Al. for the last 7 years, passed away on February 14, 2019. Born May 22, 1933 in White Cloud, MI., Lora was the daughter of the late George R. Wolever and Florice V. Brooks Wolever. Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Dean Babcock, sister Zelpha, brother Lloyd, infant brother Roland, and infant grandson Joseph.  Survivors include five daughters, Virginia Todd, Sherrill (David) Herman, Cindy (Randy) Rodeman, Mary Jo (Randy) Holton, Gloria (David) Lamance, one son Kenneth Babcock, Brother Sherman (Wanetta) Wolever, sister, Myrna (Jerry) Smith, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and special pet dog Lucky. Mrs. Babcock will be laid to rest at a later date in Dowling, MI.









Charles "Chuck" Gaston Baker, Jr.

March 30, 1947 ~ February 7, 2019


Charles “Chuck” Gaston Baker Jr., 71, of Louisville, Al. departed this world for his Heavenly home Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Loving husband to Ruseda Price Baker and father to Ruletha B. Hartfield (Dwayne) and Charla N. Baker.  Born March, 30 1947, and reared in Clio, he lived a lifetime of extraordinary service to the Lord through his church, family, students and community. Chuck served in the Alabama National Guard and pursued his passion for learning and teaching others. He enjoyed the outdoors, serving as a member of Louisville Baptist Church and as a Master Mason.  Chuck is survived by two grandchildren, Charlton and Johnathan Hartfield and his brother Jim Baker.  He is preceded by parents Charles Gaston Sr. and Ruby Ora Pace Baker. Funeral services were held at Louisville Baptist Church Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM.  Rev.  Robert Baker and Rev. Nathan Zeigler  officiated, and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Heath Clark, Jimmy Beaty, Tommy Beaty, Allen Brown, and Bryan Strickland. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, % Katie Rotten, 3054 McGehee Rd., Montgomery, Al. 36111, Georgia Baptist Mission Board Appalachian Mountain Ministry, % Bill Barker, 81 Starling Hill Lane, Clayton, GA. 30525 or a charity of one’s choice.
















Robert Jernigan

September 23, 1955 ~ February 6, 2019


Graveside services for Mr. Robert Albert Jernigan, age 63, of Abbeville, Al., were held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (EST) in New Park Cemetery in Fort Gaines, Ga.  Rev. Randy Stokes  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Jernigan passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born September 23, 1955, in Florida, Mr. Jernigan was the son of Mr. Ronald Carl Jernigan and Myrtle Bush Jernigan. He was preceded in death by a sister, Penny Barnum  

Mr. Jernigan was a funny, caring man, who loved his family. He had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it. He was truly loved by his friends and family. He enjoyed a career as an automobile mechanic. His hobbies include fishing, cooking and working on anything mechanical.  

Mr. Jernigan is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Sara Jernigan, Abbeville; his parents, Ronald (Jane) Jernigan, Cantoment, Fl., Myrtle Bush Jernigan, Milton, Fl., son, Carl Davis Jernigan, Abbeville, daughter, Morgan Jernigan, Pensacola, Fl., brothers, Ronnie (Linda) Jernigan, Milton, Fl., Randy (Angie) Jernigan, Cantoment, Fl., and a granddaughter, Kalie Jo Jernigan, Pensacola, Fl.     

Asked to serve as pallbearers are Randy Jernigan, Ronnie Jernigan, Eric Cost, Carl Jernigan, Roy Hunter, and Kenny Childree. Asked to serve as honorary pallbearers are Clint Bostick and Phil Chandler.

The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to the charity of choice or to the American Cancer Society 3054 McGehee Rd. Montgomery, Al. 36111










William Charles Hawkins

July 14, 1935 ~ February 5, 2019


Funeral services for Mr. William Charles Hawkins, age 83, of Eufaula, Al., were held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula and burial followed in the Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown, GA.  Rev. Woody Brown  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Hawkins passed away on Monday, February 5, 2019.

Born July 14, 1935, in Clayton, Mr. Hawkins was the son of the late Mr. William Earl and Eula Bell Martin Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Elsie Bentley, Edith Bentley, brothers, Noble Hawkins and Roy Hawkins.  

Mr. Hawkins was a wonderful man, who loved his family. He enjoyed doing yardwork, dancing and listening to old country gospel music.  He loved taking care of his “babies”, Bear and Maggie, and taking them on rides in the country.

Mr. Hawkins is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Laura Tew Hawkins, son, Charles Wayne “Bo” Hawkins, daughters, Wanda Powell, Barbara Hawkins, sisters, Virige Hall, Patricia Jones, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.







Jeanette Orr

August 15, 1934 ~ February 1, 2019



Graveside service for Mrs. Jeanette Orr, age 84, of Eufaula, Alabama, were held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. at Rocky Mount Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Chris Toole officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.. Mrs. Orr went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. 

Born August 15, 1934, in Montgomery, Mrs. Orr was the daughter of the late Hilliard Grady and Florence Mitchell Ward.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Edward Orr, Sr.; siblings, Billy Ward, Carl Ward, H.J. Ward, Michael Ward, Virginia Billy, and Helen Ledbetter.  

Jeanette was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.  When she couldn’t be with her family, she would call them on her cell phone. Jeanette said the most precious memory in her life is when she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She loved attending church and worship services.  She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church. In her early years she was a secretary for the state of Alabama, and later in life she was in management in the food industry. She worked many years at Mama V’s Restaurant. Her hobbies included traveling (especially going to Montgomery to visit her sister), going to the beach, and playing bingo.  Her favorite pastime was watching Law and Order SVU.

Mrs. Orr left behind to cherish her memories, one son; James (Teresa) Orr, Jr., Eufaula; two daughters, Brenda Hanie, Eufaula, Karen Holland, Georgetown, Ga.; one brother, Thomas (Mary) Ward, Birmingham; six grandchildren, Christopher Heath, Chanet (Hunter) Long, Amanda Hanie, Jeremy (Karleigh) Hanie, Jamie (Christy) Orr, Summer Orr; and three great grandchildren, Asher Long, Cason Long,  Christian James Orr, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Hunter Long, Jeffrey Williams, Marshall Williams, Jeremy Hanie, Jamie Orr, and Mike Ward.










                                                                      Mr.  Walter Emory Broome

February 16, 1929 ~ January 27, 2019


Funeral services for Mr. Walter Emory Broome, Sr., age 89, of Eufaula, Al., will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Eufaula, burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Dr. Ken Bush officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Broome passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula.


Born February 16, 1929, in Georgia, Mr. Broome was the son of the late Mr. John Howard and Ailleen Smith Broome. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Carole Broome, three brothers, one sister and one stepbrother.  


Mr. Broome was an amazing man, who loved his family. He enjoyed traveling, square dancing, and line dancing. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Eufaula. He loved to garden and in his younger days, he loved to fish. Mr. Broome was an Army veteran in the Korean War. He retired from Meade after a lifelong career in maintenance.  


Mr. Broome is survived by his loving wife, Mable T. Broome, Eufaula; three sons, Emory (Lee) Broome Jr., Eufaula, Max (Robin) Broome, Kingsport TN, Phillip (April) Broome, Arvada, CO.; two stepsons, Shug Roland, Clayton, Bo Roland, Clayton; two stepdaughters, Nancy Stephenson, Prattville, Shirley Adams, Union Springs; two stepbrothers, Don Broome, Albany, GA., Tommy Broome, GA., and seven grandchildren, Jonathan Broome, Amanda Broome, Randall Broome, Nickolas Broome, Grace Broome,  Melodie Broome,  and Camille Broome.   


Asked to serve as pallbearers are Bo Roland, Shug Roland, Nickolas Broome, Johnny Adams, Mark Stephenson, and Philip Stephenson.  


The family accepted flowers or suggest that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Building Program.


 125 South Randolph Street, Eufaula Al. 36027 







Eldred Aaron Jones

April 21, 1927 ~ January 22, 2019




Eldred Aaron Jones passed into Glory in the early morning of January 22, 20l9 following an extended illness spent at Henry County Health & Rehab, Abbeville, AL. Mr. Jones was born on April 21, 1927 in Taft, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Elinder Jones; one brother, Alton Jones and one sister, Elizabeth Hopkins; one daughter (MaryJan) and three sons, (Donald, Freddie and Larry)  He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Alma Abert Jones; one sister, Ruth(Bill) Helums of Fayetteville, TN; 

two daughters Theresa (Buck) Taylor and Gracie Jones; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Aaron grew up in a rural, farming community in TN where he learned to love time in the outdoors, whether it be gardening, hunting, fishing, or visiting with friends and family.  He had an aptitude for repairing engines, construction and remodeling; he was a problem solver and the go-to-guy for most automobile and home repairs/maintenance.  These talents he passed on to his sons and grandchildren.  He was employed with GA Kraft, aka Mead-WestVaco for 38 years and retired as a power house crew leader.  

 

Aaron was a member of the Eufaula Church of Christ. He loved God, his wife and family.  He was a faithful friend, a good neighbor, and a patriotic citizen.

 

The funeral service were on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019,at 11 a.m. at the Eufaula Church of Christ and Kindred Hospice Chaplain Jody Haddan officiatd. Davis Sellers lead congregational singing of “Sweet By and By” and “Farther Along”.  The familyl received visitors at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Memory Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Eufaula Church of Christ; PO Box 157; Eufaula, AL 36072.

 

Pallbearers will be grandsons:  Gregg Etris, Jeff Etris, Kelley Etris, Collin Jones, Slate Jones, and Jesse Jones.

 






Timothy Scott Hutto

November 7, 1973 ~ January 13, 2019



Funeral services for Mr. Timothy “Tim” Hutto, age 45, of Eufaula, Al., were held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, burial  followed in the Sardis Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. Joey McCreight  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  January 15, 2019 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Hutto unexpectantly passed away after a tragic accident on Sunday, January 13, 2019.


Born November 7, 1973, in Eufaula, Mr. Hutto was the son of Mr. Perry and Libby Hutto, Clayton. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lottie and Cindy Hutto and Mr. and Mrs. Woody McCall.

Mr. Hutto was a hardworking, caring, family man. He enjoyed a career as a maintenance supervisor at Keysone Foods. He loved spending time with his dad helping him do odd jobs. His pastimes included fishing, watching shows about fishing and hunting, and playing his guitar. His favorite pastime was hunting deer and turkey. He would often spend hours in the woods on a deer stand even if he didn’t see a deer.  Above all else he loved spending time with his family and everything he did, and all his hard work was for them.     

Mr. Hutto is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Liz Barber Hutto, Eufaula; his parents, Perry and Libby Hutto, Clayton; two sons, Dakota Hutto of Troy, Zachary Hutto, Eufaula; four daughters, Madison (Preston) Dunn, Eufaula, Makenzie Hutto, Indiana, Hanna Miller and fiancé Logan Tew, Hailey Hutto and fiancé Jes Singleton; and one granddaughter, Ensleigh Rae Singleton.  

Asked to serve as pallbearers are Justin Streeter, Brad Helms, Robert James, Michael Thornton, Matt Doss, Tim Doss, Chase Ezell, and Eddie Schinke. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Hutto, Cody Palmer, and Harrison Smith.  







Wallace Edward Long

October 1, 1926 ~ January 10, 2019



Funeral services for Mr. Wallace Edward Long, Sr., age 92, of Eufaula, Al., were held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Eufaula First Assembly of God Church, burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery.  Rev. Tony Willis will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation for Mr. Long was held from 2 until 3 p.m. at the church before services. Mr. Long passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 10, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 1, 1926, in Dale County, Mr. Long was the son of the late Realus L. and Frankie Hagler Long. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Cullen Long; and a sister, Betty Long.

Mr. Long served in the U.S. Army during WWII and after his stint was finished, he reenlisted in the Army Reserve National Guard and later retired.  He also worked at Cowikee Mills as a loom technician and retired from there also. 

Mr. Long is survived by his loving wife, Audrey  Sutton Long, Eufaula; two sons, Wallace “Eddie” Long, Jr., Peachtree City, Ga., Bobby Dean Long, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl.; two daughters, Donna Long Wellington, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl., Faye Helms Fox, Loveland Co.; four grandchildren, Hunter Long, Braden Wellington, Clayton Long and Sydney Long; nine great grandchildren, Cason Long, Asher Long, Blaze Wellington, Noah Long, Sophia Long, Stella Long, Greyson Long, Caleb McIntosh, Nathan McIntosh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Bruce Methvin, Chris Hill, Jeff Reil, Duane Wortz, Don Mathis and Buddy Cook. 

The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made to Kindred Hospice, 2740 Headland Ave., Dothan, Al. 36303






Paul Hamilton Spurlock

March 18, 1936 ~ January 12, 2019


Funeral services for Mr. Paul Hamilton Spurlock, age 82, of Eufaula were held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church.  Rev. Stephen Doss  officiated and burial followed in Georgetown Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Spurlock died Wednesday, January 9, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan after a brief illness. 

Born March 18, 1936 in Alabama, Mr. Spurlock was the son of the late Guy Lee and Mattie Bowman Spurlock.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gwendolyn Marie Wood Spurlock, a son, James LaDon Spurlock, a granddaughter, Tricia Catina Spurlock, 8 sisters and 3 brothers.  Mr. Spurlock loved to read everything, dictionaries, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest, and Louie LaMoore and watch documentaries.  His family hailed him as “the best auto mechanic Eufaula has ever seen” and I’m sure he was a fine one. He enjoyed gardening and helping people.

Survivors include a daughter and son in law, Paula Marie Spurlock Gray (Bobby); and  three sons and daughters in law, Billy Ray and Tricia Spurlock, David Timothy and Fran Spurlock and Johnny Carl and Carole Spurlock; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Brad Spurlock, Daniel Spurlock, Blake Beaty, Chad Spurlock, Lee Spurlock, B.J. Gray and Corey Gray.   






Margie Nell Eubanks

December 28, 1934 ~ January 9, 2019



Graveside services for Mrs. Margie Nell Eubanks, age 84, of Eufaula, were held Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Chris Beam officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.    Mrs. Eubanks passed away Wednesday, January 9, at Nolan Hospital in Dothan. 

Born December 28, 1934 in Ashford, Al., Mrs. Eubanks was the daughter of the late John and Gracie Carr.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Eubanks and two sisters and a brother.  Mrs. Eubanks loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved her church, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting blankets.  She worked at Westpoint Pepperell until her retirement.  Mrs. Eubanks was very active in her years spent in Henry County Nursing Facility and in 2018 she was crowned Mrs. Henry County Nursing Home. 

Survivors include her sons, Allen Eubanks, Eufaula and Johnny (Hwa Cha) Eubanks, Valdosta, GA.; a sister, Judy Howell, Dothan; 4 granddaughters, Starla Eubanks, Jennifer Eubanks, Lindsey (Chris) Beam, and Anna Eubanks; and 6 great grandchildren, Devyon Hunter, Trey Lee, Adalyn Davenport, Brooks Davenport, Anniston Webb and Mason Moore.   











Bobbie Irene Davis

September 27, 1952 ~ January 8, 2019




Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Irene Davis, age 66, of Eufaula, Al., were held Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Reverend Stephen Doss  officiated, and burial followed at Pea River Church Cemetery in Clio, with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. . Mrs. Davis passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, after a lengthy illness. 

Born September 27, 1952, in Clio, Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Robert and Rosamae Faulk. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Patsy Pouncy.  

Mrs. Davis was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In her younger years, she loved participating in sports and was on her high school volleyball team., which placed second in the state championships. She enjoyed a career in the medical field and was an administrator for 13 years over the emergency room at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula. One of her favorite pastimes was traveling. She was a loving woman and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.  

Mrs. Davis is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Robert Davis, Eufaula; a son and wife, Scott and Brandi Davis, Eufaula; four grandchildren, Gavin Davis, Emilee Davis, Payton Glover, Carson Glover; and a brother, Edgar Gesiler. 

Asked to serve as pallbearers are, Chase Herring, Tim Marsh, R.T. Davis, Steven Ezell, Ken Pelham, and Ronnie Pelham.



















Joanne Dean

July 21, 1962 ~ December 9, 2018



Memorial Mass services for Mrs. Joanne Dean, age 56, of Eufaula, were  held on Saturday, December 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Eufaula. A memorial reception celebrating Mrs. Deans life was held at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Mrs. Dean peacefully passed away at her residence on Sunday, December 9, 2018. 

Born July 21, 1962, in Montgomery, Mrs. Dean was the daughter of the late Howard Rogers Corley Sr and Maud Hortence Corley.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Hazel Armstrong.

Mrs. Dean was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Eufaula, where she loved to sing in the choir.  She enjoyed volunteering her time and talents for different organizations and programs, such as the Resurrection Orphanage, where she spent time with special needs children, or the River Kids Program, which taught children to kayak. Her favorite place to volunteer was the Montgomery Zoo, where she volunteered every year at ZooBoo for the Halloween train ride. She enjoyed a career as a computer programmer for Colonial Bank. After retirement she and her husband lived on a houseboat and traveled America by water. They bravely faced and overcame many storms out on the open water.

Mrs. Dean is survived by her devoted husband of 35 years, Anthony “Glenn” Dean, Sr.; four sons, Anthony “Tony” Glenn Dean, Jr., Adam  (Nessie) Dean, Timothy (Cathy) Dean, Richard (Chelsea) Dean; a daughter, Rebecca Dean; two brothers, Charles (Nellie) Rogers, Roger (Roseann) Corley, Jr.; a sister, Mary Corley, and five great grandchildren.











Sybrilrine M. Miller

April 26, 1939 ~ Novemebr 22, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Sybilrine M. Miller, age 79, of Clayton Al., will be held Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. Rev. Ron Jackson and Tommy Self will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 25, at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton from 5 until 7 p.m. Mrs. Miller passed away at her residence on Thursday, November 22, 2018. 

Born April 26, 1939, in Pike County, Mrs. Miller was the daughter of the late Samuel Fletcher Madaris and Willie Alma Mancil. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Sara Griffin; and sister, Kathleen Kilpatrick.

Mrs. Miller was a sweet woman who enjoyed the simple things in life. She enjoyed cutting her grass, gardening, and working in her flower beds. Above all else, she loved spending time with her family.  

Mrs. Miller is survived by her devoted husband, Clarence M. Miller; daughter, Kate (Bill) Curry; brother, Albert (Denise) Maderis; sister, Betty Mulkey; four grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Samantha Curry, Bridgett Curry, Sabrina Curry; and four great grandchildren.

Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Charles Bowden Jr., Eddie Davis, Blake Johnson, Bill Curry, and Josh Lorenzo.










Fred Marshall Cooper III

November 7, 1952 ~ November 14, 2018




Funeral services for Mr. Fred Marshall Cooper, Jr., age 66, of Clayton, were held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11 a.m., at Pleasant View Presbyterian Church in Clayton. The Rev. Ray Cureton  officiated, and burial  followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Cooper died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Southeast Health in Dothan after a courageous battle with cancer.  

 

Born November 7, 1952 in Eufaula, Mr. Cooper was the son of the late Fred Merl Cooper and Byrdell Lott Cooper.  Mr. Cooper was an outgoing man that had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved people and enjoyed helping them. Mr Cooper enjoyed a career as a teacher and principal of several Barbour County Schools. He also served his community as District 5 County Commissioner from 2006 until 2018. He was an avid cattleman and loved watching Alabama football.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Donna Lee Cooper, Clayton; a son, Fred M. Cooper III (Trey), Clayton; a brother, Earl Moore (Denise) Cooper, Clayton; three nieces, Melanie Marie (Clinton) Watkins, DeAnna Michelle (James) Lockamy, Tiffany Daughtery, and nephew, Ryan (Josie) Daughtery.

 

Asked to serve as pallbearers are, Kendall Cooper, Justin Cooper, Clinton Watkins, Mickey Teal, Scott Bush, and Ronnie Benefield. Asked to serve as honorary pallbearers are, Terry Bishop, Charlie Parker, and TD Norton.
















William "Bill" Lester Ludlam, Jr

February 4, 1946 ~ November 14, 2018





Funeral services for Mr. William “Bill” Lester Ludlam, Jr. age 72, of Eufaula, Al., were held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Dorlan Hammond officiated and burial will follow at the Georgetown Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. 

Mr. Ludlam passed away at his home, lovingly surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, after a lengthy illness.

Born February 4, 1946, Mr. Ludlam was the son of the late William L. Ludlam, Sr. and Frances Martin Ludlam. Mr. Ludlam was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife, Louetta Ludlam, Eufaula, two sons, William Lester Ludlam III, Midland City, Clinton Reid (Mandy) Ludlam, Headland, two step daughters, Kathy (Nell) Sneed, Shilo, Lisa Morris, Eufaula, a sister, Frances Hutchings, Eufaula, and a granddaughter, Kaylee Reese Ludlam.

Asked to serve as pallbearers are, Curtis Bynum, Will Williamson, Craig McGilvary, AJ Wentland, Neil Sneed, Eric Sneed, and Derek Sneed.   










Lonnie King

November 8, 2018



Funeral services for Mrs. Lonnie Ruth King, age 84, of Eufaula, Al., were held Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Springhill Methodist Church.  Rev. Joel Miller officiated, and burial  followed at Midway Cemetery. Mrs. King passed away lovingly surrounded by family at her son’s residence on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 

Born November 8, 1934, in Union Springs, Mrs. King was the daughter of the late Howard Mims and Elsie Frazier Mims. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jamie King and a son, Ricky King.

Mrs. King was a fun-loving woman who like to travel. She especially loved vacationing at the beach. Her hobbies included reading and shopping, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her boys, whom she loved.

Mrs. King is survived by three sons, Tony (Sheila) King, Springhill, Jimmy King, Eufaula, Alan (Jessica) King, Eufaula, nine grandchildren, Matthew Faulk, Colbi Carter, Allison King, Ryan King, Trace King, Mallory Herring, Crystal King, Blake King, Adam King, and eight great grandchildren.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Christopher Herring, Adam King, Blake King, Trace King, and Ryan King.  









Robert "Bobby" Lee Britt Jr.

February 23, 1933 ~ November 11, 2018



Funeral services for Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Britt, Jr., age 85, of Eufaula, Al. were held Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11 a.m., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. John Phil McLaney Jr officiated, and burial  followed in the Dykes Cemetery in Louisville at 1:00 p.m. with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Britt died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at his residence, lovingly surrounded by family.

 

Born February 23, 1933 in Barbour County, Mr. Britt was the son of the late Robert Lee Britt Sr. and Annie Clifford Britt. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ann Bender, and brother, Ed Britt.

 

Mr. Britt was a devoted Christian who pastored numerous churches across Alabama for over 60 years. He was a skilled carpenter and could build anything. Wallace Community College even asked him to teach a class in carpentry. Mr. Britt also sold insurance for 19 years. In his spare time he loved to garden.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Judy Britt, a son, Michael Britt, five daughters, Carol Britt (Robert Alvin) Griggs, Gloria Britt Murphy, Ellen Britt (Joey) Turner, Cindy (Dewayne) Lacey, Samantha (Dwain) Marshall, a sister, Gwen (Barnett) Scott, seven grandchildren Ryan Glenn Nolin, Ashley Griggs Davis, Christopher Lee Crumpton, Tommy Murphy, Jr., Nick Lovell, Josh Lovell, Johnnie Murphy, Breeanna Kirkland, Alex Lacey, Jenna Lee, Ashley Davis, Amelia Lacey, and 8 great grandchildren.     

 

Asked to serve as pallbearers are Chris Crumpton, Aiden Thaxton, Chuck Davis, Tommy Murphy, Johnnie Murphy, and Ellis Lacey.















Rubin Bender

November 17, 1938 ~ November 9, 2018




Funeral services for Mr. Rubin Bender, age 79, of Georgetown, Ga. were held Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10 a.m., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Al. Rev. Eddie Watson and Rev. Jeff Hines  officiated, and burial  followed in the Adam’s Chapel UMC Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Bender died Friday, November 9, 2018 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, lovingly surrounded by family after a brief courageous fight with cancer.

 

Born November 17, 1938 in Columbus, Ga., Mr. Bender was the son of the late Carlton Bender and Mary Howard.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings.

 

Mr. Bender was a hardworking, big-hearted, Christian man who loved helping people. He was a member of The Cross Baptist Church of Eufaula. Mr. Bender loved reading and studying the bible, which he had read from cover to cover five times. He loved his family and will be greatly missed.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara Bender, Georgetown, Ga., two sons, Carl (Patty) Bender, Florala, Al., Britt (Tracy) Bender, Olive Branch, Ms., daughter, Melanie Camarea, Phenix City, Al., step-daughter, Stephanie Lewis, Eufaula, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.   

 

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Ed Bender, Ethan Bender, Mark Hudson, Michael Britt, Chris Bland, and Troy Scott.

 

The family will accept flowers or ask for donations to be made to

The American Cancer Society

3054 McGehee Rd

Montgomery, Al. 36111










Mrs. Mary Ann Richards

May 30, 1938 ~ November 5, 2018


Mary Ann Richards, age 80, a resident of Clayton, was ushered into heaven on Monday, November 5, 2018. She passed peacefully at her home with family and caregivers by her side. Funeral services was held at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church on Thursday, November 8, at 2 p.m. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church before services.  Rev. Ron Jackson officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.

 

Mrs. Richards was born on May 30, 1938 in Clayton to the late Clarence and Minnie Lou Bryan Bowden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fulton Richards, whom she was a devoted and loving wife for over forty years.  She loved helping others and would take widows to their doctors’ appointments when they needed help. She was very active in her church, Pleasant Plains and enjoyed the Barbour Baptist Associations “M” night which was held yearly. She enjoyed visiting nursing homes in the area and taking taped church sermons to the residents there.  She loved writing poetry and wished to one day have her works published.  She was a major contributor of historical information that was used in the compilation of the “The Heritageof Barbour County, Alabama” book that was published in 2001. But many knew that her favorite hobby was shopping, couponing, refunds and rebates. She would spend hours shopping and saving money. 

 

Survivors include a brother C. Lloyd and Margaret Bowden, Abbeville; 2 sisters, Elaine B. and James Hodgson, Headland and Rev. Betty B. and Mike Middleton, Eufaula; 5 nieces, Sharman Morse, Lynn Haven, Fl., Melissa Tran, Headland, Denise McKnight, Troy, Shirlene Vickers, Abbeville and Anita Brown, Ariton; 2 nephews, John Middleton, Auburn and Joseph Middleton, Birmingham; 8 great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great nieces and nephews.



The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to Pleasant Plains Baptist Church % Francis Morris, 251 Bowden Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016

 

The family would like to say a special thank you to her four caregivers for the past seven years, Becky Campbell (deceased 2 months ago), Mary McLeod, Joyce Jones and Juanita Williams. Their care and devotion to Mary Ann will always be remembered and appreciated.








J.C. Caraway

July 12, 1927 ~ October 29, 2018



Funeral services for Mr. JC Caraway were held November 2, 2018 at 1 p.m., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  The Rev. Don Highland and Rev. Bill Hovey  officiatedand burial  followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Caraway died Monday, October 29, 2018 at his daughters’ home after a brief illness.

 

Born July 12, 1927 in Bakerhill, Mr. Caraway was the son of the late JC Caraway Sr., and Victoria Smith Caraway.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Jeanette Baker Caraway.  Mr. JC as he was known, was a life long farmer and enjoyed sharing the foods he grew with family and friends.  In earlier years he and his wife enjoyed fishing and it was said that she could have been a better fisherman than he was. 

 

Survivors include two sons, James Caraway, Louisville and Danny Caraway, Clayton; a daughter, Donna Caraway, Louisville; four grandchildren, Clint Caraway, Deana Caraway Knipp, Daniel Caraway and Angela Caraway Carpenter; and nine great grandchildren, Dillon Caraway, Dalton Caraway, Emma Grace Caraway, Brantley Roland, Maddox Lee, Anakah Caraway, Ella Knipp, Gracie Knipp and Danny Alex Carpenter. 

 

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Dillon Caraway, Maddox Lee, Brantley Roland, Dalton Caraway, Cameron Sheffer and David Sheffer.












Rebecca Ann Bynum

March 27, 1949 ~ October 26, 2018




Memorial services for Mrs. Rebecca Ann Bynum, age 69, of Eufaula Al., will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant view Presbyterian Church. Rev. Ray Cureton and Rev. Vince Rosato will officiate. Mrs. Bynum passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at her residence after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. 

Born March 27, 1949 in Montgomery, Mrs. Bynum was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Turner and Ann Germany Thrash.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Gary Ben Turner.

Mrs. Bynum was a loving, godly woman who loved helping and giving to others. She taught piano for many years and had a passion for playing the piano and singing. Mrs. Bynum loved animals and even made her dog Suzy her own Facebook page.  She adored her family and loved nothing more than spending time with them. She was a proper elegant lady and a woman of many talents. She will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing her.  

Survivors include her loving husband, Willie Pat Bynum, Eufaula, two sons, Preston (Tracey) Goldman, Wetumpka, Joseph (Denise) Goldman, Lynchburg, VA., daughter, Kristy Hall, Prattville, ten grandchildren, Emily (Taylor) Harris, Jessica (Josh) Cooper, Christopher (Hannah) Hall, Jordan Goldman, Olivia Hall, Karcher Goldman, Clair Goldman, Blake (Finola) Morgan, Hunter Morgan, Addison Morgan and six great grandchildren, Carolyn Cooper, Ethan Cooper, Colton Harris, Brantley Morgan, Levi Morgan, and Lydia Morgan.









Mitchell Jernigan

October 21, 1933 ~ October 21, 2018

Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell Jernigan, age 85, of Clayton, Al., were held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Clayton Baptist Church in Clayton, burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery.  Rev. Bill Brown  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Jernigan passed away at Flowers Hospital, lovingly surrounded by friends and family on Sunday, October 21, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 21, 1933, in Barbour County, Mr. Jernigan was the son of the late Joseph A. and Alma Lee Wells Jernigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Clifton Jernigan, Raymond Jernigan, Ralph Jernigan, Earl Jernigan, and two sisters, Edna Plummer, and Janet Standley.  

Mr. Jernigan was an outgoing, friendly man who never met a stranger. Mr. Jernigan was a faithful member of Clayton Baptist Church, choir member, and an active deacon of the church. He was one of the founding members of the Clayton Rescue Squad and a member of the Clayton Lion’s Club. His hobbies included playing dominoes at the Clayton Senior Center and watching golf.   

Mr. Jernigan is survived by two sons, Lamar (Lynn) Jernigan, Pine Level South, Travis Jernigan (Kimiko Palmer), Clayton, brother, Carlton Jernigan, Navarre, Fl., two grandchildren, Jessica Jernigan, Jennifer Henderson, and two great grandchildren, Janie Henderson, and Ella Ruth Jernigan.  






  Mrs. Martha Daniel Beaty

December 11, 1934 ~ September 24, 2018



Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Beaty, age 83, of Clayton Al., will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Clayton Baptist Church, Rev Bill Brown will officiate, and burial will follow in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation will be held Tuesday September 25, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Clayton Baptist Church. Mrs. Beaty passed away Monday, September 24, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 

Born December 11, 1934 in Clayton, Mrs. Beaty was the daughter of the late Frank Wilson and Martha Carter Thompson Daniel. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Thomas Dean Beaty Sr., sister and brother in law, Francis D. and Les Zorge, and sister in law, Monique Daniel.

Mrs. Beaty attended the university of Montevallo. She owned and operated His Treasures Christian bookstore in Clayton. She was a driver for the Clayton Rescue Squad. She was a member of the Camelia Garden Club, and a founding member of the board of Dixie Academy. Having suffered from childhood polio, Mrs. Beaty became a staunch supporter of the Mach of Dimes, therefore leading her to become a county coordinator. She was a faithful member of the Clayton Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 1 graders for many years and was a member of the choir from her early childhood.   

Survivors include two sons and daughters in law, Tom and Michelle Beaty Jr., Clayton, Dan and Kim Beaty, of Eufaula,  daughter and son in law, Helen and Les Prouty,  St. Louis, MO, two brothers, Frank W. Daniel Jr., Laguna Beach, CA., Hunky (Terry) Daniel,  Union Springs,  sister,  Caroline (Guice) Slawson Sr. Montgomery, 11 grandchildren, Tom (Rene) Beaty, Jae (Brad) Reynolds, Ben (Mindy) Beaty, Lindsay (Ben) Owens, Ally (Jimmy) Clokey, Shelley Beaty, Leslie (Matt) Steel, Laura (Christopher) Hanley, Andrew (Amanda) Prouty, Adam Prouty, Daniel Prouty, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren on the way.  

Asked to serve as pallbearers are her grandsons and grandsons in law.

The family is accepting flowers or in lieu of flowers suggest donations be made to Clayton Cemetery Fund c/o Dean Brown, 298 Pratts Station Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016.






Teddy Lee Norton

May 8, 1960 ~ August 24, 2018


Memorial services for Mr. Teddy Lee Norton, age 58, of Clayton, Al., were held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Stephen Doss  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Norton passed away at his home, lovingly surrounded by family on Friday, August 24, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 8, 1960, in Clayton, Mr. Norton was the son of the late James and Maggie Walker Norton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Jimmy Norton, Johnny Norton, and Lenard Norton.  

Mr. Norton was an artistic outgoing man who loved talking to his friends and family. His hobbies included drawing, working on small engines, and taking care of his dog, Baby Girl.   

Mr. Norton is survived by four sisters, Merlene (Larry) Kent of Malvern, Judy (Paul) Walker of Eufaula, Jackie (Randy) Wood of Bakerhill, Mary (Larry) Wise of Clayton, Connie Norton of Abbeville and several nieces and nephews. 

































Susan "Sue" Ventress

January 1, 1920 ~ August 24, 2018



Mrs. Susan Elizabeth (Sue) Cross Ventress passed away in her home on August 24, 2018, at age 98 years, surrounded by loved ones. 

She is survived by:

Her daughter, Nan Ventress Parker and her husband, Darrell, their children, Angela Parker, and Allyson Parker Hobbs and husband Nathan, grandchildren, Parker and Owen Hobbs.

Her son, Vance Edward Ventress, his daughters, Suzanne Ventress Tompkins, husband, Mason, and their newborn daughter, Mary Colley Tompkins; Mary Vance Ventress Ponder and her husband, Allen.

She is also survived by her brother’s daughters, Sarah Lee Flint and Susan Cross, their families, and other dear nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur H. and Nona Witt Cross; brothers, Arthur H. Cross, Jr. and Clayton Cross; and, her beloved husband, Edward Cecil Ventress.

Donations in her memory can be made to:

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101,

or, the Children’s Hospital, 1600 7 Ave. South, Birmingham, AL, 35233.











 








Walter Francis Bujnowski, III

July 20, 1941 ~ August 20, 2018


Mr. Walter Francis Bujnowski, III passed away August 20, 2018 at his home with his loving wife and daughter at his bedside.

Born July 20, 1941, in Union City Pennsylvania, Mr. Bujnowski was the son of the late Walter Francis Bujnowski, II and Helen Sherve. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Charlotte Bujnowski.  

Mr. Bujnowski was a hardworking, caring man who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed collecting seashells and creatively making flowers or animals out of them. He was a member of God’s Way Baptist Church. Mr. Bujnowski’ s other hobbies included travelling, hunting and fishing.

Mr. Bujnowski is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathleen Bujnowski of Eufaula, sons, David Bujnowski of Brundidge, Larry (Tammy) Bujnowski of Troy, daughter, Renee Nicole Bujnowski of Eufaula, sister, Julie Olsen of Titusville, Pa., 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.











Leslie Dewey LeRoy, Jr.

April 27, 1935 ~ August 16, 2018


Funeral services for Mr. Leslie Dewey LeRoy Jr, age 83, of Eufaula, Al., will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Eufaula.  Bishop Terry Carter and the Elders of the church will preside over the service, burial will follow in Creel Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. LeRoy passed away at his home, lovingly surrounded by family on Thursday, August 16, 2018, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.


Born April 27, 1935, in Eufaula, Mr. LeRoy was the son of the late Leslie Dewey LeRoy, Sr. and Elizabeth Grantham LeRoy. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Justin Owen LeRoy.  

Mr. LeRoy was a caring, thoughtful, loving man who would do anything for anybody. He spent his life serving and helping others. He was an active, faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mr LeRoy served in the U.S. Army from 1958 -1961. He was a member of the 101 division. He enjoyed a career in the construction business and loved to build things. He would eagerly take a piece of new wood and construct something out of it, loving the smell of the new wood.  Mr. LeRoy’s other hobbies included hunting and fishing.   

Mr. LeRoy is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Peggy Cureton LeRoy of Eufaula, daughter, Doris Englese of Foley, Sister Agnes Turner of Dothan, nephew, David (Jane) Turner of Dothan, grandchildren, Angelo Englese, and Summer Wellington

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: David Turner, Greg Howerton, Jackson Howerton, Preston Howerton, and Barry Sadler. Honorary pallbearer was C.W. Bynum.   











Ms. Linda Aly

July 23, 1937 ~ August 5, 2018


Ms. Linda Nelson Aly unexpectantly passed away Sunday. August 5, 2018 at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula, Alabama.

Born July 23, 1937 in Sylacauga, Linda was the daughter of the late Robert Ethridge Nelson and Mary Alice Talton Nelson.   She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, James Nelson, and Robert Nelson, sister in law, Patricia Nelson and nephew, Philip Nelson.  

Survivors include a loving daughter, Tammy (Buddy) Belcher, nephew, Jay (Rhonda) Nelson, grandchildren Jessica (Tyler) Sima, Scott Belcher, and great grandson, Gabe Sima.

Ms. Aly was born in Sylacauga but has called Eufaula home for the last 38 years. She loved playing and teaching piano. She often played the piano for her brothers in revivals they conducted at different churches.   She was devoted to her family and will be missed by all.












Mr. Jesse Wayne Baker

December 12, 1951 ~ July 30, 2018


Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Wayne Baker, age 66, of Eufaula, were held Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Eufaula Community Center. Visitation was held from 12:30 until service time at the community center.  Burial will follow in Memory Garden cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. 

Born December 12, 1951 in Eufaula, Wayne was the proud son of the late Joseph William “Slim” Baker and Ruby Lee “Sue” Baker. 

Well loved and respected, Jesse “Wayne” Baker went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2018. His life was always a celebration with family, friends, and sports. He inspired numerous people and generations in many states spreading his love, friendliness, laughter, knowledge, and encouragement. Wayne earned numerous awards during his lifetime, but his favorite and most rewarding accomplishment was raising his two beautiful daughters. Wayne was an avid Alabama fan, a Troy alum, loved all of his dogs, yet his favorite thing to do was spending time with his grandchildren. Wayne was a beloved member of the Navy and several organizations dealing with sports and softball. He worked with the Eufaula Parks and Recreation Department for 25 years, sold insurance for 10 years, was a cook in the Navy for 4 years stationed in Mykonos Greece and worked with the Eufaula police department for 2 years.  He is a Troy alum and a Theta Chi fraternity brother.

He is saving a place in heaven for his loving wife, Lynne Baker, Eufaula and daughters and sons in love, Holly and Justin Beasley, Eufaula, Betsy and Josh Fredrickson, Gulf Shores; Step sons and daughter in love, Brian and Sarah Routzong, Dothan, and Jacob Routzong, Troy; He also reserves a place in heaven for his amazing sisters, Faye Baker, Gail Taylor, Linda Williams and brother and his wife, David and Susan Baker.  His beloved grandchildren, Katie Beasley, JD Frederickson, Jessa Fredrickson, Christian Fredrickson and Royce Routzong will always keep their granddaddy close in their hearts and have a place in heaven he has reserved. Wayne also leaves behind several beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends he is saving a place for. Heaven received an angel that will be remembered and loved by all. His last words for all to cherish would be “Can I get a big Roll Tide!”.

 Dave Turner, JD Tew, Sammy Nolin, Mike Murphy, Kevin Baker, and Bruce Methvin served as pallbearers.








                                                                 Mrs. Carolyn Hester

May 20, 1949 ~ July 26, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn J. Money Hester, age 69, of Abbeville, will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m.  Margaret Gibbs will officiate and burial will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mrs. Hester died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her nephews’ home in Eufaula after an extended battle with leukemia.

Born May 20, 1949 in Alabama, Carolyn was the daughter of the late Marvin and Eula Griggs Money.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernie Hester, her sisters, Martha Jo Staples and Dorothy Cantrell and her brother, Raymond Money.  Carolyn had lived in the Abbeville/ Eufaula area since 1984. She had worked as a sales associate for Walmart in Eufaula for 20 years, prior to that she worked as a dispatcher for the Simpsonville, SC. police department and as a nurse.

Survivors include a brother and sister in law, David and Barbara Money, Ft. Valley, GA. and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  












Mr. Harry Judson Jones

January 18, 1943 ~ July 24, 2018



Funeral services for Mr. Harry Judson Jones, age 75, of Clayton, Al., were held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Adam’s Chapel UMC in Texasville.  Rev. Colt H. Hudson  officiated, and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Jones passed away at his home, lovingly surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born January 18, 1943, in Monroeville, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Malcolm Andrew and Carrie Bell Manning Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Kayla Jones, brothers, Malcolm Jones, and Wayne Jones.  

Mr. Jones was an outspoken, spunky, Christian man who was always full of humor. He was an animal lover and adored his two dachshunds, Smoke Joe and Madde. Mr. Jones loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter. Mr. Jones was married to his best friend, Georgia Ann, for almost 30 years. The two were inseparable and loved each other deeply.  Mr. Jones will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.  

Mr. Jones is survived by his loving wife, Georgia Ann Jones, sons, Jay (Susan) Jones of Baton Rouge, La., James Jones of Dothan, Dwayne (Kelly) Davis of Pensacola, Fl., daughters, Jennifer (Marc) Hudson of Eufaula, Nicole (Joey) Morrell of Pensacola, Fl., sister, Betty Jo (Dee) Windham of Repton, grandchildren, Colt Hudson, Nathan Hudson, Allison (Tyler) Brookins, Trevor Davis, Joey Morrell, Jay Morrell, Jackson Morrell, Haley Kogel, Britt Kogel, and Jordan (Katie) Kogel.


The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to hospice nurse Kristin Bonner, and Mr. Jones’s very close, dear friend, Dale Green.


Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Marc Hudson, Jay Jones, Nathan Hudson, James Jones, Dale Green and Tyler Brookins.  







Kenneth Wayne Matthews

November 4, 1959

 

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Wayne Matthews, age 58, of Eufaula, Al., will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 the day of the funeral.  Buddy Brannon will officiate, and burial will follow at Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery in Eufaula with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Matthews passed away at Barbour Medical Center, lovingly surrounded by family on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Born November 4, 1959, in Barbour County, Mr. Matthews was the son of Jesse Floyd Matthews, Sr. and Alyne Griffin Matthews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Matthews was a courageous cancer survivor. He proudly participated every year in Relay for Life and won several medals. Mr. Matthews was an avid Alabama football fan.  He treasured the beach and especially loved traveling to Panama City Beach in Florida. He had an agreeable temperament and was often described as being “cool as a cucumber” until someone made him mad. Mr. Matthews had an outgoing, friendly personality and therefore made many friends. Above everything, he loved and adored his family calling them several times a day ensuring they were all okay, even if he was unwell himself.  Mr. Matthews will be greatly missed by his many friends and his loving family.  

Mr. Matthews is survived by his stepdaughters, Donna (David) Haywood of Eufaula, Melissa (Matt) Preston of Louisville, Kentucky, brothers, Jesse Matthews, Jr., Terry Matthews, Nathan (Beverly) Matthews all of Eufaula, sister, Susan (David) Baker of Eufaula, step grandchildren, Kaitlyn Haywood, Josh Haywood, Matthew Lindsey, nieces, Amy Matthews, Amanda Matthews, Nicki (Geoffrey) Bateman, nephews, Kevin (Jami) Baker, Trever Matthews, and great nieces, Alaina Bateman, and Morgan Baker.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: William “Skeeter” Cody, Mike Cody, Rodger Pippin, Geoffrey Bateman, Kevin Baker, Val Morris, Danny Morris, and Trever Matthews.

The family will accept flowers or in lieu of flowers ask that donations be made to;

The American Cancer Association

 P.O. Box 22478

Oklahoma City, OK 73123






Mrs. Elizabeth Smith

September 17, 1947 ~ July 21, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Smith, age 70, of Eufaula, Al., were held Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Danny Moats officiated, and burial followed at Epworth United Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Smith passed away lovingly surrounded by family at Crowne Health Care on Saturday, July 21, 2018. 


Born September 17, 1947, in Eufaula, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late John Bunyan and Helen Sims Ludlam. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John Ludlam, and nephew Brad Ludlam.

Mrs. Smith enjoyed a career as an electronic assembler, working for Hughes Electric Company for many years. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church of Eufaula. Mrs. Smith adored her grandchildren and faithfully attended any sport or activity they participated in, especially drag races. She was an avid YATZEE player, and she wore out at least 3 million YATZEE games. Mrs. Smith also enjoyed going to yard sales.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, James “Buddy” Smith of Eufaula, a son, Michael Smith of Eufaula, 2 brothers, Ricky (Debbie) Ludlam of Eufaula, Jimmy Ludlam of Eufaula, sister, Dorothy (Frank) Friedman of Milton, Fl., 2 grandchildren, Harley Smith and Damien Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Danny Moats, Tim Moats, Ken Ludlam, Eddie Dykes, Larry Key, and Dylan Ludlam. Grady Smith was asked to serve as and an alternate pallbearer.












Jonnie Mildred Horne

July 2, 1914 ~ July 16, 2018



Jonnie Mildred Greene Horne passed away Monday, July 16, 2018.  Born July 2, 1914, Mildred is survived by her daughter Mary Ethel Woodham and her husband Dean; her son Carl Edward Horne and his wife Diane; and her son Charles Howard Horne and his wife Betty.  She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Barry Woodham and his wife Dee; Robert Horne and his wife Dani; Howard Horne; Cathy Tartabini and her husband Paul; Adam Horne and his wife Becky; and Millie Crawford and her husband Steve, as well as 14 great-grandchildren: Matt Woodham and his fiancée Ashleigh Hunnicutt; Jake Woodham and his wife Kristina; Jarod Horne; Emma Horne; Elizabeth Tartabini; Sarah Tartabini; Julia Tartabini; Mira Crawford; Claire Crawford; Kyle Crawford; Luke Horne; Ian Horne; Anna Horne; and Zoe Horne.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Howard on January 1, 1972.   She was also preceded in death by her parents Onie Edgar and Jeffie Ethel Greene, her sister Mary Nell Baker and her brothers Howard, Wayne, Hubert, and Winfred Foy Greene.

 

Mildred was a lifelong resident of Louisville, Alabama.  While she spent the last 15 years of her life with her daughter Mary and son-in-law Dean in Birmingham, Alabama, she always made clear that she was just visiting, and that “home” was in Barbour County. She took pride in moving into the family home, built in 1904, “the day after I got married” on Easter Sunday in 1937.  She rose before dawn to make breakfast each morning for her family and worked well into the night to care for them all.  There was no task of farm life she couldn’t handle, and she did them all for nearly 70 years in that family home, from harnessing the mule to plow a pasture when her husband was busy elsewhere, to patching a hole in the roof of her home well past her 80 birthday.  In the “off-time” of her 18 hour days, she was a voracious reader and an active, involved member of her church and community.  She could work any crossword puzzle and stomp most any challenger at dominoes well past her 100 birthday.  She corrected the grammar in the Montgomery Advertiser and Clayton Record on a weekly basis, and the grammar of her grandchildren as necessary, and she was never wrong. 

 

While her toughness, work ethic, and intelligence were always obvious, these qualities were nothing compared to the great kindness and compassion she held for everyone she met.  This characteristic was so overwhelming that her grandchildren often wondered at the size of her “family,” as everyone referred to her as “Aunt Mimmie” or “Grandma Horne” despite having no family connection with her.  This trait continued throughout her life, as her numerous nurses and caretakers who assisted her in the last years of her life all referred to her as “Grandma Horne.”  She loved everyone she met, and everyone who met her loved her.  She’d cry when you arrived at her home because she was overjoyed to see you, and she’d cry when you left because she truly missed you.  All of us who knew her will cry a bit now because we’ll miss her until we see her again.

 

This remarkable life will be celebrated at Prospect Baptist Church on Highway 43 near Louisville, Alabama on Saturday, July 21, 2018, as her earthly remains are returned home to Barbour County.  Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. with service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Prospect Baptist Church.









Bobby Joe Hutto

March 20, 1941 ~ July 14, 2018


Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Joe Hutto, age 77, of Eufaula, Al., were held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bro. Leroy Spivey officiated, and burial followed at Friendly Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Clayton with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Hutto passed away at his home, lovingly surrounded by family on Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a long courageous battle with cancer. 

Born March 20, 1941, in Barbour County, Mr. Hutto was the son of the late Luke Hutto Sr. and Iva Mae Gulledge Hutto. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Angela Marie “Angie” Brown, and 7 siblings.

Mr. Hutto proudly served his country for 31 years in the National Guard. He retired from Louisiana Pacific where he worked in the shipping and receiving department. Mr. Hutto was a skillful, hardworking man. He loved playing his guitar and singing gospel music. He was once a part of the gospel band, The Faith Singers. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, canning, making jelly, and raising chickens.  He courageously battled cancer four different times and won the fight on three different occasions.  

Mr. Hutto is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jimmie Nell Hutto, Eufaula, 2 sons, Ricky Gene Searcy, Eufaula, Rudolph (Cindy) Searcy Jr., Douglas, Ga., daughter, Kimberly Searcy, Eufaula, brother, Billy (Pat) Hutto, Clayton, 2 sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, Clayton, Betty (Jim) Smith, Eufaula, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Mickey Davis, Tony Brown, Josh Brown, Jake Brown, Joseph Stewart, and Gene Medley.  Chad Davis was asked to serve as honorary pallbearer.










Linda Gail Creel

November 1, 1956 ~ July 14, 2018











                                                                   Ruby Conner Hatfield

March 7, 1941 ~ June 26, 2018


Funeral services for Ruby B. Conner Hatfield, age 77, of Eufaula were held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Jerry Caryl-Gordon officiated and burial followed at Memory Garden Cemetery in Eufaula. Mrs. Conner died Tuesday, June 26 at Lifebrite Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga. after a brief illness.

Born March 7, 1941 in Henry County, Ruby was the daughter of the late Seab and Eunice Bowden Dansby.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, James H. Conner and Nick Hatfield and her siblings, Billy Bowden, Bobby Bowden, Tony Dansby, Bobby Earl Dansby, Eugene “Whitey” Dansby and Morris Dansby.  Ruby was a heavy equipment operator with Harbison Walker Company for approximately 22 years. She was a “women’s libber” before it was popular to be one.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Ruby was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son Ed Conner and fiancée, Helen Payne, Eufaula; a daughter and son in law, Barbara and Marcus Flurry, Eufaula; two brothers, Noah Dansby, Eufaula and Allen Dansby, Hartford; two sisters, Mary Dansby, Eufaula and Edna Jernigan, Midland City; two grandchildren, Jason Flurry, Trussville and Kendra Flurry, Enterprise, three great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 









Susie Belle Adams

July 4, 1920 ~ May 27, 2018

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Belle Adams, age 97, of Clayton were held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at Union Baptist Church in Clayton.    Rev. Bob Cox and Rev. Don Adams officiated and burial  followed  in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Adams died Sunday, May 27, at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. “Miss” Susie Belle as she was affectionately known was the youngest of eight children born to the late John Henry and Emma Bowden Boyd.  She was married to her beloved husband of 71 years, the late Talmadge Jackson “TJ” Adams Sr.  She lived a very blessed, beautiful life and was afforded the joy to live all of her life on the land she was born on. Mrs. Adams was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church where she served in several capacities including church secretary for numerous years. She worked at Clayton Garment Company, Eufaula Sock Mill and Van Heusen and later for her husband at their hardware store, but she was always a godly homemaker, wife and mother.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cecelia Adams Uptain and granddaughter, Cindy Snead Blount. Survivors include three sons and daughters in law, Talmadge J. and Nell Adams, Jr., Huntsville, David L. and Celia Adams, Clayton, J. Stephen and Suzy Adams, Columbia, Ms.; and two daughters and sons in law, Maureen and Joe Osenton, Montgomery and Norma Sue and Steve Henley, Smiths Station; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

                           










Harold Hutto

October 6, 1928 ~ May 24, 2018



Funeral services for Mr. Harold Hutto, age 89, of Clayton, Al., was held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Friendly Assembly of God Church in Texasville. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Rev. Ronnie Benefield  officiated, and burial  followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mr. Hutto unexpectedly passed away at Medical Center Barbour on Thursday, May 24, 2018. 

Born October 6, 1928, in Barbour County, Mr. Hutto was the son of the late Luke Hutto Sr. and Iva Mae Gulledge Hutto. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Bobbie Jean Hutto, and 6 siblings.

Mr. Hutto served in the army during the Korean War. He retired from B & H Steel Company as a welder after many years. Mr. Hutto was considered a godly, honest man who never met a stranger and was lovingly called “Uncle Harold” by many. He was a faithful member of Friendly Assembly of God for many years. He frequently volunteered his time at nursing homes and played his guitar and sang to the residents. He drove many miles and spent endless hours visiting anyone he knew that was sick.  Mr. Hutto was a devoted family man, who loved his wife and children. His hobbies include fishing, hunting and squirrel watching.

Mr. Hutto is survived by 2 sons, Mitchell Hutto of Phenix City, Thomas (Joanne) Hutto of Waverly Hall Ga., 6 daughters, Martha (Wayne) Faulk of Columbus, Ga., Barbara Murphy of Phenix City, Brenda (Joey) Ford of Phenix City, Sharon Busby of Seal, Penny (Ned) Jenrett of Seal, Patty (Bob) Brown of Phenix City, 2 brothers Bobby Jo (Nell) Hutto of Eufaula, Billy (Patricia) Hutto of Clayton, 2 sisters, Elizabeth Johnson of Clayton, Betty (Jim) Smith of Eufaula, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Corey Brown, Ned Jenrett, Earl Strickland, Keith Faulk, Jeff Faulk, Joey Ford, and Donnie Benefield.

The family accepted flowers or requested donations be made to the Texasville Fire Department in memory of “Uncle Harold” c/o Texasville Fire Department, 77 Co Rd. 67, Clayton, Al. 36016









 Poncelle "Cell" Deskin Mays

March 13, 1950 ~ May 20, 2018



Memorial services for Mrs. Poncelle “Cell” Deskin Mays, age 68, of Eufaula, Al., will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Bro. Hugh Kirkland will  officiate. Mrs. Mays passed away lovingly surrounded by family at her house on Sunday, May 20. 

Born March 13, 1950, in Yazoo Mississippi, Mrs. Mays was the daughter of the late George R. and Mary Florence Boykin Deskin.

Mrs. Mays enjoyed a career as a bank teller, working for Southland Bank for many years. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed camping. Mrs. Mays was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a devoted friend to all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Mays is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Mike Mays of Eufaula, a son, Jason (Denise) Mays of Eufaula, 2 daughters, Amanda Mays (Mike Grantham) of Hurtsboro, Amy (Chad) McGinty of Gilbert, Sc., 2 brothers, Mike (Debi) Deskin of Butler, Randy Deskin of Mobile, 9 grandchildren, Gage, Karson, Kayla, Trynten, Andrew, Shelby, Alex. Cody, Cody, Tucker, 2 nephews, David Deskin, Lee Deskin, and 4 great grandchildren.








                                                                 Anne Mason

March 19, 1930 ~ May 10, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Anne Marie George Mason, age 88, of Clayton were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel, Clayton.  Rev. Bill Brown officiated and burial  followed in Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held one hour prior to services.  Mrs. Mason died Thursday, May 10, at her residence after an extended illness. 

Born March 19, 1930 in Birmingham, Mrs. Mason was the daughter of the late Truman E. and Susie Irene Duke George.  She was preceded in death by her husband Charles D. Mason, Sr., her daughter, Jo Ann Cox and her children’s father, Joe Thomas Poston.  Mrs. Mason had lived in Clayton since 1992 coming from Atlanta, GA. She attended Clayton Baptist Church and Christian Grove Baptist Church.  She was the co-owner of Clayton Mercantile and Down-Home Restaurant.   Mrs. Mason and her daughters enjoyed “junkin” – shopping in antique or thrift shops. But most fond memories of their mother were vacationing with her and bringing home the most unique souvenirs, rocks. She would find a special stone and see the beauty in that stone and its reflection of the splendor of nature that surrounded her.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Franklin Poston, Cullman, AL. and John Martin Poston, Crawford, AL.; two daughters, Georgiana P. Thomas, Clayton and Beth P. Duke, Duluth, GA; a sister, Jane Hamm, Florence, AL.; and five grandchildren.

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Richard F. Poston III, Richard F. Poston IV, John Martin, William “Hamp” Wood, Lonnie Richards and Shug Roland












Shirley Dianne Forehand

May 8, 1948 ~ May 8, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Dianne Forehand, age 70, of Georgetown, Ga., was held Friday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Bobby Willis  officiated and burial  followed in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation was held Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Forehand passed away unexpectantly Tuesday, May 8, at Medical Center Barbour. 

Born May 8, 1948 in Schley County Georgia, Mrs. Forehand was the daughter of the late C.B. and Margaret Brand Shirah. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul Ronnie Forehand, Sr., son, Paul Ronnie Forehand, Jr., daughter in law, Jennifer Forehand, and grandson, Jeremy Forehand Jr.

Mrs. Forehand was a devoted wife and mother, who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and making flower arrangements.

Survivors include son, Jeremy (Jennie) Forehand, Eufaula, brother, Billy (Doreen) Shirah, Georgetown, Ga., Ricky Shirah, Chattanooga, Tn. sister, Gloria Jean (Donnie) Edwards, Harris County Ga. and 3 grandsons, Christopher Neuman, Jacob Forehand, and Ronnie Paul Forehand.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Christopher Neuman, Jeremy Forehand, Jacob Forehand, Ronnie Paul Forehand, Jimmy Shirah, Nic Deal.






                                                                Cleo Clark

December 8, 1921 ~ May 2, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Cleo Clark, age 96, of Clayton, will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Brother Don Highland will officiate and burial will follow in Pea Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Clark died Wednesday, May 2, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after a brief illness. 

Born December 8, 1921 in Louisville, Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late Henry Howard and Teenie Mae Reeves Grubbs.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewie James Clark and a son, Lewis Eugene “Gene” Clark.  Mrs. Clark was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and a member of Pea Creek Baptist Church.  She had worked as a seamstress in a textile mill and enjoyed sewing and quilting.  She and her daughters were members of the “Wacky Tacky Red Hatters” of Louisville. They were often seen in photos in the newspaper at restaurants the group met and dined at.  Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann McKnight, Ariton, Lenora (Earl) Oakes, Clayton and Sarah Clark, Ashford; her son, Earl (Ellen) Clark, Pansey; a special nephew, Henry Erwin (Cindy Lee) Miller, Louisville, 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. 

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Earl Clark, Erwin Miller, Vince Clark, Bill Knox, Daniel Oakes and Kenneth Todd. 














James Buford Faircloth

June 17, 1943 ~ April 29, 2018


Funeral services for Mr. James Buford Faircloth, of Bakerhill Al., were held Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula,  Mr. Faircloth unexpectantly passed away Sunday, April 29, at Medical Center Barbour. 

Born June 17, 1943 in Louisville, James was the son of the late Buford and Lillie Bell Miller Faircloth. Survivors include: his bother John Edward “D” Faircloth of Bakerhill, aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, and special friend Carolyn Helms of Ozark.

Mr. Faircloth had a career as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for Barbour County for numerous years. He was family oriented and made sure he talked to members of his family daily. Mr. Faircloth enjoyed looking at pictures of his loved ones, reliving memories and times shared. His hobbies included tinkering with trucks, lawnmowers, old lights and CB radios.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Joel Miller, Steve Miller, Mark Miller, Mickey Miller, Mark Hudson, James Miller, and Douglas Faircloth.







Mr. Oliver Cutlip

February 22, 1943 ~ April 14, 2018








Mrs. Mary Ellen Glover

April 10, 1924 ~ March 30, 2018





Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Glover, age 93, of Clayton Al., were held Monday, April 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Prospect Baptist Church, Rev Hollis Ritter and Rev Norman Simmons officiated and burial  followed in the Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation was held 2 hours prior to the service. Mrs. Glover passed away Friday, March 30, at Henry County Health and Rehab surround by her loving family. 

Born April 10, 1924 in Henry County, Mary was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Cora Essie Ryals Key. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Perry Lang Glover, a grandson, Lang Glover, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Mrs. Glover was a devoted wife and mother, who loved spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, baking, and quilting. Mrs. Glover was a dedicated caregiver, who was always thinking of the needs of others, even to the day she died. Because of her boundless love and care, she touched many lives and will be greatly missed.  

Survivors include: 3 sons, Perry (Faye) Glover, Maddock, N.D., Ronnie (Kay) Glover, Clayton, Joel (Cindy) Glover, Abbeville, 4 daughters, Peggy Rogers, Columbus, GA., Cathryn (Ronny) Woodham, Clayton, Judy (Kent) Whiddon, Newville, Ellen Ryals, Clayton, 2 sisters, Mildred Dustin, Pensacola, Fl., Vivian Muller, Ft. Walton Beach, Fl., 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.  

Asked to serve as pallbearers were her grandsons: Alan Parmar, Collin Woodham, Shane Glover, Randy Glover, Timothy Baxley, Tyler Ryals, and Kendall Glover. Honorary pallbearers were: Kelly Glover and Joe Whiddon.

The family accepted flowers or in lieu of flowers for donations to be made to; Prospect Church Building or Cemetery Fund








Mr. Braxton "Floyd" Green Sr.

October 9, 1929 ~ March 24, 2018




Funeral services for Mr. Braxton “Floyd” Green, Sr., age 88, of Clayton Al., were held Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton, Rev Joe McKinney and Rev John Woodrow  officiated and burial followed in Bethsaida Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be  held Sunday, March 25, from 4-6 p.m. Mr. Green passed away Saturday, March 24, at Noland Hospital in Dothan. 

Born October 9, 1929 in Barbour County, Floyd was the son of the late Elmer Roy and Novella Watson Green. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Stan Green, 4 brothers: Monroe Green, Roy Green, Jr., Aubrey Green, and Homer Green, and 2 sisters: Alice Finlayson and Ima Jo Adams.

Mr. Green retired from a 37-year career with the United Postal Service as a mail carrier. He was a farmer and a member of Street Memorial Methodist Church. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed farming.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 71 years, Doris Green; son and daughter in law, Braxton (Glenda) Green; and daughter and son in law, Linda K. (Tommy) Horne, all of Clayton; 6 grandchildren, Trip (Mendy) Horne, Matt (Tessa) Horne, Trey Green, Chris (Kathryn) Green, Zack (Jessica) Green and Magan (Adam) Romano; and 13 great grandchildren, Laura Beth Horne, Brody Horne, Hess Horne, Hayes Horne, Harper Horne, Hadley Horne, Tyler French, Kailey Romano, Emerson Green, Will Green, Jessie Green, Addie Green, and Rylee-Ann Green.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were his grandsons: Trip Horne, Matt Horne, Trey Green, Chris Green, Zack Green, and Adam Romano.









Gracie Osteen

November 20, 1926 ~ March 15, 2018


Graveside services for Mrs. Gracie Sue Henson Osteen, age 91, of Eufaula will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2 P.M. at the Clayton Cemetery. Bro. Jimmy Smith will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Osteen died Thursday, March 15, with her children at her bedside after a lengthy illness. 

Born November 20, 1926 in Clayton, Mrs. Osteen was the daughter of the late Benjamin Luther Henson and Nancy Adaline Harbison Henson.  She grew up in Cottonton and lived most of her adult life in Eufaula.  She worked as a nurse at Salter Hospital in Eufaula.  After her marriage to “P.L.” Lamar Osteen she became a house wife and mother. When her children were grown she resumed work in the nursing field working at Barbour County Hospital for a short time and then for Dr. John Jackson for many years.  Her hobbies included gardening and reading.

Survivors include a son, Benny Osteen, Eufaula; a daughter and son in law, Nancy and John Robertson, Clayton; two grandchildren, Richard (Mary Ann) Hatfield, Ft. Mill, SC and Whitney Hatfield, San Diego, CA; and several nieces.










Mrs. Mary Faye O'Hearn

June 1, 1939 ~ March 13, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Faye O’Hearn, of Eufaula, Al., age 78, were held Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Joey McCreight officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.  Mrs. O’Hearn passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2018 at her residence after an extended illness.

Born June 1, 1939 in North Carolina, Mrs. O’Hearn was the daughter of the late Charlie Jackson and Phyllis Marie Icard Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, Everett Myers O’Hearn, a son: Randy O’Hearn, great grandson: Hunter Ogletree, a twin sister: Mae Davis, and a brother: Gene Smith.

Mrs. O’Hearn is survived by a daughter: Debbie Blankenship, Eufaula, a son: Mike (Beverly) O’Hearn, Eufaula, a sister: Carolyn (Danny) Curtis, Gray, Ga., a brother: Richard (Judy) Smith, Tazwell, Ga., four grandchildren: Liz (Tim) Hutto, Randy (Marsha) Ogletree, April (Jason) Bowden, Chris (Tammi) O’Hearn, 10 great grandchildren: Hannah Miller, Hailey Hutto, T.J. Hix, Katie (Richard) Rollins, Tanner Ogletree, Tyler Ogletree, Jessica Bradley, Trace Anderson, Ashlyn Anderson, Alex O’Hearn, and a great-great grandchild: Isabella Rollins.

Mrs. O’ Hearn enjoyed a career as a bus driver and cafeteria worker in the Eufaula City School System, where she retired. She had a way of making everyone feel at home when they visited her house and was lovingly called Mama Faye. She enjoyed spontaneously traveling with her late husband and they would often “go missing”, although they would call the children to let them know what state they were visiting. Her hobbies included camping, crossword puzzles, going to gospel sings, and gardening. She was known for her green thumb and could rejuvenate the sickest of all plants. Most of all she loved and adored her family and will be greatly missed by all.









Phyllis Virginia Burrow

January 19, 1928 ~ March 9,2018









Martha Laurie Watson

September 18, 1959 ~ March 7, 2018











                                                                      Mrs. Imogene Green Hulen

August 14, 1928 ~ March 5, 2018


Mrs. Imogene Green Hulen, age 89, of Canton, GA, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

 

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (CST) Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisville, AL with Rev. Curtis Rich officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Hulen will Lie-in-State at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.(CST)  The family will receive friends at Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton, GA on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (EST) and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (EST). A Visitation will also be held on Friday, March 9, 2018  at Kent Funeral Home of Clayton, AL from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (CST).

 

Mrs. Hulen was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She was a deeply religious woman who was a devoted wife and mother, a true matriarch of the family.  Everyone who knew her fondly considered her as being a "mother to all."

 

Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Hulen and sons, Jimmy Hulen and Marcus Hulen.  Survivors include her sons, Clayton (Janie) Hulen and Timothy (Susan) Hulen; sister, Erma Dell Green Wilson; grandchildren, Jessie Hulen, Jamie Hulen, Lauren Kissel and Joseph Hulen; great-grandchildren, Lila Kissel, Wesley, Kissel, Makenna Hulen and Parker Hulen







Mr. Robert Ray Ard

December 2, 1943 ~ March 1, 2018



Memorial services for Mr. Ard, age 74, was held Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST at 91 Corsica Place, Georgetown GA. 39854 Mr. Ard passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his residence after an extended illness.


Born December 2, 1943 in Miller County Georgia, Mr. Ard was the son of the late Ray Earl and Bessie McLendon Ard. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 28 years, Stephanie Waller Ard, and a sister, Helen Bishop.


Mr. Ard is survived by a daughter: Jaime Theberge (Dacia Bradley), a son: Benjamin (Joanna) Moseley, two sisters: Ann Wilson, and Evelyn Williams, and four grandchildren: Tristan Moseley, Weseley Moseley, Mya Bradley, and Jocelyn Bradley.


Mr. Ard served his country in the Vietnam War. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He was known for his exceptional gardening skills and loved spending time outdoors. Mr. Ard loved children of all ages and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.











Mitchell "Mickey" Pittman

December 13, 1950 ~ February 18, 2018



Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell “Mickey” Pittman, age 67, of Eufaula was held Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Burial followed in Sardis Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Doss and Jose Billips officiating.  Visitation was  held Monday, February 19, 2018 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, from 6-8 p.m. 

Mr. Pittman passed away Sunday, February 18 at his home after courageous battle with cancer. 

Mr. Pittman was the son of the late Dewey Lee and Grace McLaney Pittman Green. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Sara Pittman, and a brother in law, Buck Giles.  Being an outdoors man, hunting, fishing, gardening, and Alabama football were his hobbies.  Family gatherings where they could “pick and grin” and enjoy each other’s company and his grandchildren were his delights. 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Pittman, a son and daughter in law, Wayne (Jennifer) Pittman, three daughters and sons in law, April (Jimmy) Ingram, Nikki (Shang) Jarvis, and Tonya (Tom) Snider; two sisters, Nancy (late Buck) Giles and Susie (Buddy) Williams; eight grandchildren, Jerad Ingram, Cheyenne Ingram, Dallas Ingram, Dakota Ingram, Logan Pittman, Kendel Pittman, Trace Jarvis, and Cody Snider; three great grandchildren, Austyn Garrett, Jackson Ingram and Kai Ingram; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers were: Ray Bush, Lavon Pittman, Ja Williams, Justin Dismukes, Jared Dismukes, and Zach Dismukes. 







Mr. Robert "Bobby" Clyde Hanie

December 22, 1956 ~ February 16, 2018


Graveside services for Mr. Robert Clyde “Bobby” Hanie, age 61, of Eufaula were held Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Old Fairview Cemetery.  Bro. Braxton McLain officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Hanie died Friday, February 16, at his home after a brief illness. 

Born December 22, 1956 in Phenix City, Mr. Hanie was the son of the late Milton and Mary Frances Pelham Hanie. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting and Auburn football, War Eagle! But his favorite pastimes were cook outs, fish fries, beach trips and all things family. 

Bobby is survived by his children, Jeremy (Carley) Hanie, Lafayette, La. and Amanda Hanie, Eufaula; the mother of his children, Brenda Hanie, Eufaula; 2 sisters, Darlene Korpolewski, Eufaula and Sheila Barfield, Atlanta, Ga.








Mrs. Florine Griffin

October 26, 1920 ~ February 8, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Florine W. Griffin, age 97, of Eufaula were held Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Bakerhill. Rev. Roy Rogers and Rev. Phil Craddock  officiated and burial  followed in the Fairview Cemetery Addition in Eufaula with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Griffin died Thursday, February 8, after a brief illness. 

Born October 26, 1920 in Bakerhill, Mrs. Griffin was the daughter of the late Rev. George Alter Walker and Virgie Baker Walker Belcher. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward T. Griffin, and her sister, Bertha Walker Ethridge.   She was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and a member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Griffin worked for Pinelands Timber Company as a secretary for several years and then started working with her husbands’ farm supply business.  Later on, she began working at Clayton Banking Company (Ameris) as a teller.  Mrs. Griffin enjoyed working in her flower gardens and yard, even after she moved to assisted living she was still able to have a garden which everyone enjoyed and was named “Flo’s Garden”. 

Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Emily and Danny Hartzog, Clayton; a son and daughter in law, Edward Barr and Margaret “Peggy” Griffin, Pelham; “adopted” children, Edward and Gail Miller, Bakerhill; 3 grandchildren, Melody Griffin Messick (James), Shea Griffin Hartzog (Aimee), and Hollen Hartzog Smith (Stuart); and 3 great grandchildren, Holton Gammill Smith, Hooper Griffin Smith and Sela Joy Messick; 2 wonderful caregivers, Elaine Coleman and Mamie Mitchell; and the staff and residents at River Oaks Assisted Living.

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Shae Hartzog, Stuart Smith, James Messick, Joel Miller, J Miller, Corey Thomas, Andy Houston and Ronald Jernigan. 

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Rocky Mount UMC Building Fund, % Gail Miller, 1791 Hwy 131, Eufaula, Al. 36027 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908





Mrs. Shirley Holloman

September 9, 1959 ~ February 3, 2018


Mrs. Shirley Marie Holloman, age 58, of Clayton Al., unexpectantly passed away Saturday, February 3, at Medical Barbour Center.  

Born September 9, 1959 in Florida, Shirley was the daughter of Roy Fredrick and Linda Sue Hocking Page. She enjoyed a career as a housewife and mother. Shirley spent her spare time watching sci-fi movies and Nascar. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years: Bill Holloman, Clayton, 2 daughters: Kristie (Ronald) Money, Eufaula, Billie Holloman, Smiths Station, 1 son: Dustin Randall Holloman, Clayton, 1 brother: John Fredrick (Lisa) Page, Vera Beach, Fl., and 5 grandchildren: Zach Robinson, A.J. Robinson, Ashton Money, Alec Money, and Preston Money.








Willie Estelle Nolin Baker

November 26, 1933 ~ January 29, 2018



Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Estelle Nolin Baker, age 84, of Eufaula will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  The Rev. Chris Toole and Mr. Gary Baker will officiate and burial will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Baker passed away Monday, January 29 at Henry County Health and Rehab after an extended illness. 

Born November 26, 1933 in Eufaula, Mrs. Baker was the daughter of the late Foy and Dora Martin Nolin.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Grady Baker, a sister, Ruth Gilbert and 3 brothers, Hubert Nolin, Earl Nolin and William “Bubba” Nolin.  Mrs. Baker enjoyed games, her favorites were Bingo, cards, especially canasta, and watching game shows on TV.  And she LOVED, LOVED her grandchildren. 

Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Gary and Jan Baker, Richmond, VA; and her daughter and son in law, Deborah and Bobby Sauls, Eufaula; 4 grandchildren, Candace (Brian) Sauls-Riley, Eufaula, Collin (Shannon) Ray, Dallas, TX, Laurie Beth “LB” Baker, Richmond, VA and Cameron Baker, Richmond, VA; a great grandson, Jackson Riley.

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Robert Garrett, Tim Nolin, Will Garrett, David Baker, Kevin Baker and Bruce Methvin. The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Kindred Hospice: 2740 Headland Ave., Dothan, Al. 36303










Ruby Lee Moore

August 4, 1928 ~ January 26, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Moore, age 89, of Eufaula, will be held Monday, January 29, 2018, at 2 P.M. at Parkview Baptist Church in Eufaula. Rev. Herman Parker will  officiate and burial will follow in Dykes Cemetery in Louisville with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Visitation for Mrs. Moore was held at Kent Funeral Home Sunday evening, January 28.  Mrs. Moore died Friday, January 26 at her home surrounded by her family. 

Born August 4, 1928 in Louisville, Mrs. Moore was the daughter of the late Willis H. and Clyde Danner Scroggins and step mother, Gladys H. Scroggins.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Odrie Clarence “OC” Moore Jr., her brother, Billy Clyde Scroggins and a grandson, Clinton Gregory Moore.  Mrs. Moore lived most of her life in Barbour County and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church which was an important part of her life.  She taught Sunday School, was active in WMU and served as church secretary for many years until she retired.  Mrs. Moore and her husband owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Eufaula for many years after they sold it she worked as secretary at Superior Pecan Company for many years.   She enjoyed spending time at the beach. 

Survivors include her two sons and daughters in law, David Clarence and Lori Alexander Moore, Enterprise and Gregory Clyde and Lori Oakes Moore, Eufaula; 7 grandchildren, David Bradley Moore, Blakely Hunter Moore, Macy Marie Moore, Courtney Christina Moore, Matthew Logan Moore, Andrew Clarence Moore and Emily Leeann Moore; and 5 great grandchildren, Trent Davis Jenson, Bentley Hunter Moore, Mason Conner Moore, Clayton Reid Moore and Kinsley Grace Moore.

Ask to serve as pallbearers were grandsons, Hunter, Andy, Bradley and Logan Moore and Michael Spurlock and Tucker Weeks. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Parkview Baptist Church. 


The family would also like to recognize and give a special thanks to Mrs. Moore's caregivers, Jean Norton and Darlene Bishop and the staff at Kindred Hospice for all the love and support they have given in her sickness. 









Dolores Helen Dul

March 7, 1924 ~ January 22, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Dolores Helen Dul, of Eufaula, Al., age 93, were held Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.  Mrs. Dul passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at her residence.

Born March 7, 1924 in Pine River, Wi., Mrs. Dul was the daughter of the late George Paul Storm and Anna Fromfeld Storm. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Frank Dul, Sr., sons: Frank Dul, Jr., John Dul, and adopted son, Frank Dul Ⅲ, a daughter: Joyce Sorensen, a sister: Pearl Storm, and three brothers: Harvey Storm, Stanley Storm, and Lloyd Storm.  

Mrs. Dul is survived by four daughters: Diane (Jimmy) Powers, Linda (Ray) Selor, Louise Dul and adopted daughter: Jane (Tom) Floyd, two sons: Paul Dul and Edward Duel, a sister: Ethel Storm, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dul was a resident of Eufaula for 39 years. Her hobbies include knitting and quilting. She especially enjoyed spending time with her great grandbabies.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were her grandsons.









John Ernest LaFortune

March 14, 1958 ~ January 18, 2018


Mr. John Ernest LaFortune, age 59, of Eufaula Al., passed away Thursday, January 18, at his residence after a battle with cancer.  

Born March 14, 1958 in Kenosha County Wisconsin, John was the son of Perry Elijah and his first wife Marian LaFortune. He enjoyed a career as a machine operator and did plastering and stucco work as a side business. Mr. LaFortune loved fishing and medal detecting, a hobby he inherited from his late father. He was preceded in death by his father and  a younger brother, Timothy LaFortune.

Survivors include his mother, 2 brothers, Perry (Polly) LaFortune and Jeff (Michelle) Lafortune, 2 sisters, Judy (David) Birkeness and Colleen (Mike) Neitzell, and longtime girlfriend: Terri Winkler.









Stephen "Wayne" Senn

January 30, 1948 ~ January 16, 2018



Memorial services for Mr. Stephen “Wayne” Senn, age 69, of Eufaula Al., were held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Rev Joey McCreight  officiated with Kent Funeral Home directing. Family received friends an hour prior to the service. Mr. Senn expectantly passed away Tuesday, January 16, at Medical Center Barbour. 

Born January 30, 1948 in Union Springs, Stephen was the son of the late R.A. and Mildred Powell Senn.  He enjoyed a career as an automotive mechanic and owned his own shop. Mr. Senn liked working on old cars and computers. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon Watson.

Survivors include a brother, Neal (Cathy) Senn, a sister, Andrea (Jimmy) Anderson, daughter, Stephanie (Philip) Senn-Ledbetter, grandchildren, Cody Ledbetter, Austin Ledbetter, Amber Faye Ledbetter, Samara Ledbetter, Zachary Ledbetter, and Emily Ledbetter, 2 nephews, Bryan Senn and Jeremy Anderson, and 4 nieces, Ashley Senn Register, Lyndsey Anderson, Miriam Watson and Beth Watson.










Robert "Bob" Harris

December 26, 1943 ~ January 11,  2018




Funeral services for Mr. Robert “Bob” Harris, age 74, of Eufaula Al., were held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Rev. Stephen Doss officiated with Kent Funeral Home directing. Burial followed in Rapture City Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, January 12, at Kent Funeral Home Chapel.  Mr. Harris passed away Thursday, January 11, at Crowne Health Care in Eufaula. 

Born December 26, 1943 in Douglas Village, Michigan, Robert was the son of the late Irving Ronald and Velda Hoyt Harris.  He enjoyed his career in trucking and worked many years with Bledsoe Mining. Mr. Harris also enjoyed farming and taking care of his goats, pigs, chickens and ducks. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Lecroy Harris, five sons: John Harris, Scott Harris, Troy Harris, Nathan Smith, and David Smith,  five daughters: Tonya Harris, Basheba Porterfield, Mary Lamberson, Kelly Villalobos, and Rebecca Cobb, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: B.J. Lamberson, Larry Culpepper, Nathan Smith, J.D. Lecroy, Mike Windham, and James Doss.











Mildred Irene Dasinger

August 15,1926 ~ January 9, 2018


Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred Irene Dasinger, of Eufaula, Al., age 91, will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Dasinger Cemetery in Smuteye. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Nick Martin will officiate, with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Dasinger passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at her residence, after a lengthy illness.

Born August 15, 1926 in Union Springs, Al., Mrs. Dasinger was the daughter of the late John Oscar and Maybelle Lindsey Kay. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 76 years, James Edward Dasinger, Sr., son: James E. “Sonny” Dasinger, Jr., and 2 sisters: Marjorie Kennedy and Johnnie Mae Cooper.  

Mrs. Dasinger is survived by 3 daughters: Joann (Eddie) Frazier, Cindy (Robert) Gissendaner, and Ellen (Steve) Phillips all of Eufaula, 12 grandchildren: Troy Braswell, Jeff Dean, Johnathon Dean, Chris Dasinger, Lacy Dasinger, Kady Dasinger, Robbie Gissendaner, Christy Mann, Lee Gissendaner, Lisa Bell, Stephanie Benefield, and Amy Starling, and 17 great grandchildren.   

Mrs. Dasinger was a lifelong resident of Eufaula and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. Her hobbies include reading books and escorting people to work (taking care that they were on time).

Asked to serve as pallbearers were her grandsons.












Mr. Carter Lanier Leath

July 25, 1936 ~ December 31, 2017


Mr. Carter Lanier Leath, age 81, passed away on Sunday, December 31, at his residence in Bakerhill Al, surrounded by family.

 

Born July 25, 1936 in St. Louis Missouri, Carter was the son of the late Clarence Lanier and Eldora Kelly Leath.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and best friend Rudy Carstensen.

 

Mr. Leath is survived by eight children, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.







Mr. Benjamin Franklin Stone

September 1, 1949 ~ December 28, 2017


     Mr. Benjamin Franklin Stone, age 68, passed away Thursday, December 28, at Four County Health Care and Rehab in Richland, Ga., after a brief illness. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date.

     Born September 1, 1949 in Elba, Al., Mr. Stone was the son of the late Lonnie Edgar and Junnie Parrish Stone.  He had lived in Eufaula since 2002.  Benjamin enjoyed fishing and watching western movies.

    Survivors include his sister, Hilda (Joe) Cutchens of Eufaula.  









                                                                     Mr. Curtis Bennett Dominey

October 28, 1920 ~ December 15, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Bennett Dominey, age 97, a resident of Dothan and formerly of Clayton were held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Clayton Baptist Church. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Rev. Bill Brown and Dr. Johnny Fain officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Dominey died Friday, December 15 at Extendicare Health and Rehab in Dothan after a brief illness. 

Born October 28, 1920 in Clayton Mr. Dominey was the son of Colon and May Brown Dominey. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Tomblin Dominey, (Dec. 16, 2011), six years prior to his death. Mr. Dominey was a WWII veteran of the Army Air corps. He said he served in the “atomic age” when bombs were being developed and used.  After service he began a home construction business and later taught carpentry at Sparks Technical School in Eufaula. When he retired from the technical school he was a full-time furniture builder.  He was a faithful member of Clayton Baptist Church, served on the board of deacons and a member of the church choir where he shared his beautiful base voice.

Mr. Dominey is survived by his daughter and son in law, Sharon and Michael Jones, Dothan; a grandson and his wife, Daniel and Jenny Jones, Wake Forest, NC; a great grandson, Norton Jones; and his brother and sister in law, Lamar and Betty Dominey, Abbeville, AL. and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Billy Pybus, Richard Murphy, Austin Richards, Frank McKee, Michael Barilone and John Robert Watson.  







Donnie Max Tew

March 8, 1939 ~ December 6, 2017


Graveside services for Mr. Donnis Max Tew, age 78, were held Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Corinth Church Cemetery with Rev. Greg Anshutz officiating and Kent Funeral Home directing. Mr. Tew passed away Wednesday, December 6, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Ga after a lengthy illness.

 

Born March 8, 1939 in Abbeville, Donnis was the son of the late Accie Allen Tew and Kate Bush Tew.  He served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. Mr. Tew began a career in construction after his service. He was an active member of the Monroe Church and enjoyed church activities. Mr. Tew was preceded in death by his parents.


Survivors include his wife, June Sims Tew; three sons, Donnie Allen (Tammy Jo) Tew, Brady Vitzoski, and Glenn Vitoski; a daughter, Amber Thompson; a brother, Acie (Wanda) Tew; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. 












Nadine Stanford Brown

February 7, 1952 ~ December 2, 2017


Memorial services for Mrs. Nadine Stanford Brown, age 65, of Clayton will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula with Rev. Judy Britt officiating. Nadine died Saturday, December 2, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after a brief illness. 


Born February 7, 1952 in Eufaula, Nadine was the daughter of the late Earl Stanford Jr. and Cynthia Louise Bell Stanford.  Her lifelong career was in law enforcement having started with the Barbour County Sheriffs office as a dispatcher and jailer for many years. She later joined the Clayton Police Department for a short stint and then worked for and retired from the Eufaula Police Department after serving for 23 years.  After retirement she enjoyed going to the casinos and in her later years she found much joy in her great grandchildren.


Survivors include her husband, Donnie Brown, Clayton; two daughters, Hope Mitchell, Georgetown, GA. and Lynn Greene, Clayton; five grandchildren, Stacie Brown Irving, Danielle Brown, Drake Brown, Michael Land and Coley Land; two great grandchildren, Angelina Reese and Caden Land; and two brothers-in-law, Larry Brown and Delmer Greathouse both of Clayton.










                                                                    Brenda Ann Miles

July 4, 1953 ~ December 1, 2017


Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Ann Miles, age 64, of Clayton were held Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Stephen Doss officiated and burial followed in Rapture City Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Miles died Friday, December 1, her home after an extended illness. 


Born July 4, 1953 in Birmingham, Al., Mrs. Miles was the daughter of the late Ishabel Hayden “I.H.” Bassinger and Ollie Beatrice Humphries Bassinger.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Donald Miles, Sr., her son, Richard Miles, two brothers, Jack Bassinger and I.H. “Butch” Bassinger Jr., two sisters, Diane Hanson and Betty Bassinger.  Mrs. Miles had lived in Clayton since 1993 coming from Plant City, Fl. She and her husband commercial fished for many years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. She enjoyed cooking and canning and spending time with family and friends.


Survivors include a daughter, Lamanda Furby, Midland City; two sons, James Donald Miles, Jr., Arkansas and Joseph Aaron and Ashley Miles, Clayton; two grandchildren, Jade Furby and Benjamin Furby; and three sisters, Wanda Davis, Patricia Register and Ruth Edgeman, all of Plant City, Fl.









James Drew Williams

December 18, 1941 ~ November 27, 2017



Mr. James Drew Williams passed away Monday, November 27, at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula after an extended illness.  Memorial Services will be announced at a later date.


Born December 18, 1941 in Sarasota, Fl., Mr. Williams was the son of the late James Alvie and Eula Lee Johns Williams.  He had lived in Eufaula since 2002.  Mr. James was a member of the Clayton Lion’s Club, Telephone Pioneer’s Club and Clearwater Bass Club.  He enjoyed bass fishing in his spare time.   He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Iris Williams. 


Survivors include his wife, Maureen Williams, Eufaula; a son, James Williams Jr., Eufaula; a daughter, Pamela Williams, Largo, Fl., 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. 













Mary Mildred Cook

August 2, 1927 ~ November 21, 2017


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Mildred Cook, age 90, of Georgetown, Ga. and formerly of Clayton, were held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11 A.M., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. The Rev. Judy Britt officiated and the eulogy was given by Tommy Self with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation was held 1 hour prior to the service. Mrs. Cook passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2017, at her residence.

Born August 2, 1927, in Barbour County, Mildred was the daughter of the late Simpson Cooper and Sally Zorn Cooper.  Mrs. Cook was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, flowers, and yard work.  Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Dewitt Cook; three sisters, Lillie Sanders, Maude Miller, and Willene Treadway; two brothers: Robert Self and Carl Watson, and a grandson:  Leslie Morrison.

Survivors include son: Jimmy Cook of Deatsville; 3 daughters: Patricia Morrison of Phenix City, Barbara Bender of Georgetown, Ga., and Sherri Rogers of Eufaula; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 6 great great-grandchildren.


The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Adam’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, 453 County Rd. 67, Clayton, Al. 36016.









Robert "Buck" Giles

May 14, 1950 ~ November 14, 2017



Funeral services for Mr. Robert Kenneth “Buck” Giles, age 67, of Eufaula were held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Stephen Doss and Bro. Nick Martin  officiated and burial  followed in Sardis Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Buck died Tuesday, November 14 at his residence after a lengthy illness. 

Born May 14, 1950 in Ft. Gaines, GA., Buck was the son of the late Edward Jackson and Rena Doris Daniel Giles.  He had lived in Eufaula since 1989 coming from Ft. Gaines.  Buck worked at Keystone in industrial maintenance for 12 years. He enjoyed golf, woodworking and fishing and camping. 

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Pittman Giles, Eufaula; 3 sons, Robert Kenneth Giles, Jr., Cuthbert, GA., and Justin (Tracy) Dismukes and Jarett Dismukes, all of Eufaula; 3 daughters, Natalie (Adam) Henrich, Eden, N.Y., Nicole (Jon) Gustavson, San Antonio, TX., and Kathryn Jones, Dothan, Al.; 2 brothers, Thomas (Janice) Giles, Ft. Gaines, GA., and Donald (Sandra) Giles, Macon, GA.; a sister, Martha Ann (John) Greenert, Atlanta, GA.; thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Dan Giles, Toby Fleming, Austin Cook, Art Giles, J.J. White and Wayne Pittman.   










Lucile Moseley Scroggins

March 7, 1918 ~ October 29, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucile Moseley Scroggins, age 99, of Northport, Al. will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Clayton United Methodist Church (North Midway Street Clayton, Alabama 36016). Doctor Clay Scroggins and Doctor Jimmy Scroggins will officiate and burial will follow in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.


Lucile was born to Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Moseley on March 7, 1918 Montgomery, Alabama.  She was pre-deceased by her parents, two older brothers and a sister.  She has four children – James H. Scroggins (Jan),  William Franklin Scroggins (Beverly), Claire Lucile Negron,  and Robert Clayton Scroggins (Karen).  They gave her 13 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.  Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, loved her and appreciated her because she’s their Grandmother, their Oma.


Her older brother, Max Moseley, was the long-time sports editor of the Montgomery Advertiser, a member of the Hall of Fame.  Her next brother, Frank Moseley, was a war hero, Head Football Coach of Virginia Tech, and a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.  Her sister, Evelyn, married and raised a family in Georgia.  But what makes them all so special is that they took up a collection for Lucile to go to College.


Mom met James Harris Scroggins, JR, at Troy State Teachers College where they both graduated, got married and then went on to teach school for 40 years.  Dad served in the AirTransport during WW II and flew all over the world.  Mom followed him during the Occupation in Germany with Jim and William – then came the birth of Claire.  After the end of Dad’s tour, they came back to the States.  Dad went into teaching and then administration.  Bob was born and Mom went back into teaching.  She retired from the Duval County School System after teaching for about 40 years, moved to Tuscaloosa to be near some of her children, and blessed those around her and her grandchildren.  Several of the grandchildren lived with her at various times and she offered guidance and a home.


But then came the years when her health failed and her strength lessened.  Her children and grandchildren still came around her, to thank her for the years she had given them.  They had a 95th birthday party with everybody in the family – about 60 strong – in attendance.  When she came to her last stop, she still had company – children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to be with her.


Dad and Mom had a great, hard work ethic:  Dad brought the discipline, Mom brought the tenderness.  They were a good team.  Her children Jim, William, Claire and Bob, all rise up and call their Mom “blessed.”  The BIBLE indicates that we will see her again.  Thank you, Mom for “bringing us in,” for loving us for so long, and so well!  We will always love you.


The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to West Alabama Hospice, 3851 Loop Rd. Tuscaloosa, Al. 35404. 








Jeffery Dansby 


Funeral services for Jeffery Steven “Bonez” Dansby, age 44 of Piedmont (formerly of Eufaula), will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from Friendly Assembly of God in Texasville, Alabama, with Rev. Jimmy Sowell and Rev. Derek Sowell officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Dansby Heritage Chapel in Piedmont, and from 6-8 pm on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Jeff passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, in Piedmont. He is survived by his parents, Jerry Dansby (Lynette) and Diane (John) Schroeder; daughter, Audumn Kristeen Dansby; sister, Jennifer Lynn Dansby; brother, Chanin Barker (Mandy); niece, McKenzie Grace Barker; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Merritt, Bill Hicks, John Dansby, Kevin Little, Jerry Lawson and Chris Sowell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff’s fellow workers at Winn-Dixie Meat Department in Dothan, Danny Ceasar and Ben Childs.







Robert Byrd Whigham

June 13, 1933 ~ October 22, 2017



Robert Byrd Whigham died on Sunday, October 22, 2017.  Byrd was 84 years old.  He was born on June 13, 1933.  He was predeceased in death by his parents Robert S. Whigham and Martha Byrd Whigham. Survivors are his brother, Boyd Whigham and wife, Blanche of Louisville.  One daughter, Angela Mearns of Granite Falls, North Carolina. Byrd Graduated from Louisville High School and Auburn University where he was in Naval ROTC, serving his active duty with the U. S. Marines. After graduating from Auburn University and receiving four varsity letters in basketball and baseball, Byrd began his coaching career in Florida at Wildwood High School where he was voted 1964 Florida High School Coach of the Year.  He then moved to Melbourne High School.  Edward Mussler stated in his book “A Glorious Season” written about Melbourne’s 1966 State Championship team, “Memories of Melbourne High’s legendary head coach Byrd Whigham…. Seemed to almost hypnotize people as they spoke of (his) exploits during the championship season.”  Also notable was the sign Byrd posted in the school locker room stating “The only one who loves a loser is his mother – WIN!”  After coaching in Melbourne, he was on the coaching staff at Auburn University, University of Georgia and at Troy State. The funeral was held Wednesday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Louisville Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Callaway officiating.  Visitation was held prior to the service.  Pallbearers were Buck Baxter, Jimmy Grant, Ed Kendall, Jerry Taylor, Rob Taylor and Alan Richards.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Louisville Cemetery Fund % Deborah Vinson, P.O. Box 125, Louisville, Al. 36048.






Ronald Lavon Dykes

November 6, 1944 ~ October 18, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Lavon Dykes, age 72, of Clayton, Al., were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisville. Reverend Curtis Rich officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation was held 2 hours prior to the service. Mr. Dykes passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, at his residence.


Born November 6, 1944 in Louisville, Ronald was the son of the late Robert James and Euva Arrington Dykes.  He enjoyed woodworking, playing dominoes, gardening, and stocking his fish ponds.  Mr. Dykes was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Virginia Dykes Owen and Annie Rae Dykes Townsend; and a brother: Robert Hayward Dykes.  


Survivors include brothers: James Edward (Mary Evelyn) Dykes of Columbus, Ga., Don Olan Dykes Sr. of Clayton; a sister: Sandra Lane Dykes of Midway, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Don Dykes Jr., Keith Owen, Chris Owen, Steve Dykes, Mike Dykes, Tim Townsend, Allen Townsend, and David Dykes.










Bari Garlin Chason

September 3, 1940 ~ October 13,2017



Graveside services for Mr. Bari Garlin Chason, age 77, of Georgetown, Ga., were held at 11 a.m. (EDT), Monday, October 16, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Cairo, GA. Bro. Davis Roberts  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation was held at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula on October 15, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. (CDT).  Mr. Chason died Friday, Oct. 13, at his residence after a lengthy illness. 


Born September 3, 1940 in Thomasville, Ga., Bari was the son of the late J.W. Nelms and Laura Chason and his biological parents were the late Ollin Lee Chason Sr. and Ruth Beckwith Chason.  Bari had lived in Georgetown since 1997 coming from Crawfordville, FL. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, flower gardening and eating.  He was a great prankster and always wanted to make someone laugh. He loved his family and he loved the Lord.  Bari was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Faye Montgomery and Deleta Sellars. A daughter, Stacey Kinch and granddaughter, Laura Storey. 


Survivors include his wife, Shirley Roberts Chason, Georgetown, GA.; 3 daughters, Kathryn Kinch, Crawfordville, FL., Amanda Chason Gregory (Robert) Crawfordville, FL., and Tina Brooks (Scott), Perdido, Al.; a son Allan Blackburn (Denise), Eufaula, Al.; 7 brothers, Jake (Pat) Chason, SC, Ollin Chason Jr., Jimmy (Rita) Chason, Ronnie (Bobbie) Chason, Ray Chason, Roger (Jennifer) Chason and Kent (Candy) Chason all of Cairo, GA.;2 sisters, Geneva (Jim) Yotas, Clearwater, FL., and Dean (Leon) Cox, Cairo, GA.; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 


The family suggest in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s  Research Foundation: 3152 Little Road, Suite 146 Trinity, Florida 34655, or to a charity of one’s choice.




























William Cuthbert "Cup" Barwick

June 8, 1925 ~ October 7, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. William Cuthbert “Cup” Barwick, of Georgetown, Ga., age 92, were held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) at Hilltop Bible Baptist Church in Cairo, Ga., visitation was held 2 hours prior to the service. The Rev. Jay Bentley  officiated, Mr. William Jeffery Bentley Ⅲ provided the music, and burial will follow at Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery in Cairo. Mr. Barwick passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Jackson Hospital of Montgomery, Al. after a lengthy illness.


Born June 8, 1925 in Cairo, Ga., Mr. Barwick was the son of the late William Isom and Martha Crutchfield Barwick. He was preceded in death by 7 siblings: Edward Barwick, Cecil Barwick, Sarah Jones, Cora Lee Barwick, Clara Underwood, Lillie Bell Parks, Daisy Bentley; his first wife, Lillian “Nell” Pippins Barwick, and his second wife, Margret Wright. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.


Mr. Barwick was a veteran of WWⅡ and served in the U.S. Navy on the ships USS Cofer and USS Burley. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator and could operate any piece of equipment after only 10 minutes on the machine. Mr. Barwick was a hardworking man and continued to work until he was 90 years old. Some of his many accomplishments include helping to build the Alaskan Pipeline and working as an underwater welder. He loved recounting stories of his time spent in the Navy and even creating new tales to share with his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding on airboats and gator hunting.


Asked to serve as pallbearers are, Eddie Rogers, Bobby Thomas, Curtis Thomas, Larry Bentley, Dustin Stewart, and William Jeffery Bentley Ⅲ.
























Donald Keith Pelham

December 19,1972 ~ September 15, 2017


Funeral services for Donald Keith Pelham, 44, of Clayton were held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Ronnie Benefield officiated and burial followed in the Friendly Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Keith died Tuesday, September 12, at his residence. 


Born December 19, 1972 in Eufaula, Keith was the son of Donald and Bonita Nolin Pelham of Eufaula.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Kay and his grandparents, Dean and Hattie Glover and Cyrus Nolin.  Keith had worked his adult life as a heavy equipment operator mostly in the timber industry.  He enjoyed running all heavy equipment, dirt bikes and 4 wheelers.


Survivors include his parents, his wife, Leslie Pelham, Clayton; his son, Aaron Morrison (Brooke Johnson), Clayton; three step sons, Joey Jeffery, Massachusetts, Justin and Austin Jeffery, Eufaula; a sister, Tammy Dickey, Eufaula; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Brian Teal, Clay Flemming, Ricky Glover, Timmy McGilvary, Tim Woods and Gary Morris.











             George Gillis Miller

February 6, 1952 ~ September 6, 2017                     



Mr. George Gillis Miller, age 65, of Eufaula died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 


Mr. Miller was born February 6, 1952 to the late Dan Smith Miller and Louise Davenport Miller in Ft. Gaines, Ga. 






























                                                                                 Rima Carroll MacCord

October 20, 1939 ~ August 14, 2017


Funeral services for Ms. Rima Elaine Carroll MacCord, age 77, of Eufaula will be held Friday, August 18, at 2 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Dr. Ken Bush will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Ms. MacCord died Monday, August 14 at her home after a sudden illness. 


Born October 20, 1939 in Clayton, Ms. MacCord was the daughter of the late Enos Matthew and Eunice Clenny Carroll.  She had moved back to Barbour County from Washington DC approximately 8 years age to retire.  She was an executive secretary with the Bureau of Customs.  She attended 1 Baptist Church and was a devout Christian who loved to read the Bible and Christian literature.  She had a heart for stray and hungry animals and cared for 22 cats, an opossum, a racoon and an armadillo  .  Rima was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerome Carroll. 


Survivors include her son, Shawn MacCord, Eufaula; her brother, Maurice Carroll, Eufaula; a grandson, Matthew William MacCord and great granddaughter, Claire Madison MacCord.







Bennie Frank Shellhouse

October 19, 1931 ~ August 2, 017


Memorial services for Mr. Bennie Frank Shellhouse, age 85, of Eufaula, were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Southside Community Church in Eufaula and Rev. Judy Britt officiated. Mr. Shellhouse died August 2, 2017 at Medical Center Barbour after an extended illness. 


Born October 19, 1931 in Cuthbert, Ga. Mr. Shellhouse was the son of the late Floyd and Estelle Roland Shellhouse. He was a lifelong resident of Eufaula and had previously worked at Dixon Lumber Company for 17 years. 


Survivors include his wife, Donna Griffin Shellhouse, Eufaula; seven children, Bobbie Jo Gothard (Michael), Clayton, Betty Jo Pace (Joe), Idaho, Mary Jane Armstrong (Joseph) San Angelo, Texas, James Clemmons (Diana). Phenix City, Melissa Hench (James), Phenix City, Bennie Shellhouse Jr. (Mary Ellen), Andalusia, and Phillip Shellhouse, Phenix City; a brother, Robert Shellhouse (Linda), Arlington, VA.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. 


In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Southside Community Church, 35 Old Dale Rd., Eufaula, Al. 36027. 







Charles Leon Black

August 25, 1931~ July 29, 2017









             Irene Buntin

July 15, 1955 ~ July 20, 2017


Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Irene Buntin, age 62, of Eufaula, AL.,were held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2 P.M.  at Kent Funeral Home Chapel and burial  followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The Rev. Woody Brown officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation was held two hours prior to the service. Mrs. Buntin passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL, after a courageous battle with cancer.   


Born July 15, 1955 in Santa Ana, CA, Irene was the daughter of the late Claude Wright and Ina Mae Coker Wright. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Carol Singleton. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Buntin was affectionately remembered as a woman who lived a life full of sacrifice. She loved to cook and sew clothes for others. Mrs. Buntin was also passionate about her job as an advanced team member at Hummingbird. She enjoyed shopping and finding deals that were on sale. She never lived her life focused on herself, but always had her focus on her husband, her children, grandchildren and friends.


Mrs. Buntin is survived by husband, Robert L. Buntin, Eufaula; daughter, Claudia (Eric) Creamer, Crestview, FL; 2 sons, Robert “Hoss” Buntin, Marietta, GA, Kenneth W. (Jennifer) Buntin, Hopkinsville, Ky; 4 grandchildren, Eric G. Swain, Mackenzie Creamer, Jay Buntin, and Zoey M. Buntin, sister, Elizabeth Wright, brother-in-law, Terry Singleton, and dear beloved friend, Gail Barkiewitz.


Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Lee Smith, Dallas Cannon, Kyle Barkiewitz, Tanner Little, Derrick Taylor, and Keon Johnson. Asked to serve as honorary pallbearers are Bradley Luving and Wayne Gibson.


The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to American Cancer Society: PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.









      Janet Jernigan Standley

August 25, 1924 ~ July 14, 2017


Graveside services for Mrs. Janet J. Standley, age 92, of Fort Gaines, GA., were held Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3 P.M. (CDT) at Fort Gaines Newpark Cemetery in Fort Gaines, GA.  The Rev. Eddie Watson  officiated and Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directed. Visitation was held at Kent Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, July 16, from 2-4 P.M. (CDT). Family  received friends at 13 Pataula Heights Lane, Fort Gaines GA. Mrs. Standley passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. 


Born August 25, 1924 in Barbour County, Mrs. Standley was the daughter of the late Joseph Alphus and Alma Wells Jernigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lonnie Standley, five siblings, Earl Jernigan, Raymond Jernigan, Ralph Jernigan, Clifton Jernigan and Edna Plumber and a son in law, Hugh Sellers. She was a member of Fort Gaines Presbyterian Church and was a lifetime member of the Fort Gaines Historical Society. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens.  


Survivors include two brothers, Mitchell Jernigan, Clayton AL, and Carlton Jernigan, Navarre, FL; two sons: Al (Donna) Standley, Fort Gaines, and Walter Earl (Janice) Standley, and one daughter: Joyce Sellers, Fort Gaines, five grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  



The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to Clay County Library, P.O. Box 275 Fort Gaines, GA. 39851 or Fort Gaines Historical Society, P.O. Box 7 Fort Gaines, GA., 39851.  







Julian Beaty Hurst

October 8, 1933 ~ July 4, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Julian Beaty Hurst Sr., age 83, of Louisville were held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Louisville Baptist Church in Louisville. Rev. Robert Baker, Rev. Tim Callaway and Rev. Nathan Ziglar officiated and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Hurst died Tuesday, July 4 at his home after an extended illness. 


Born October 8, 1933 in Louisville, Mr. Hurst was the son of the late Bennie Dell and Mary Eunice Beaty Hurst.  He was a lifelong resident of Louisville and a member of the Louisville Baptist Church.  Julian worked with his father at Hurst Pecan Company until he became owner in 1962 until its closure.  In 1965, he opened JB Hurst Hardware and operated it for many years. He enjoyed fishing but his true hobby was the pecan business.  Mr. Hurst was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy Freeman.


Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Judy Hurst, Louisville; two sons, Dale (Clemice) Hurst, Montgomery and Julian B. Hurst Jr. “JuJu”, Eufaula; a daughter, Jackie Martin (Chris), Harvest, Al.; grandchildren, Brandon Dell Hurst, Beaty Hurst and Mary Katherine Sturtevant; a brother in law, Dr. M.N. “Buddy” Freeman, Montgomery; two nephews, Dr. Ben Freeman (Wynne), Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. and Dr. Bill Freeman, Montgomery; and a niece, Anne Freeman, Pike Road. 


Active pallbearers were Dr. Ben Freeman, Homer Henson, Chris Martin, Jimmy Beaty, Tommy Beaty and John Glanton (Dunie). Ask to serve as honorary pallbearer was Dr. Bill Freeman. 


In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Louisville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 115, Louisville, Al. 36048, or the Louisville Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 4, Louisville, Al. 36048 or the UPMA Scholarship Fund, % Janice Taylor, 1321 West Bend Rd., Coffeeville, Al. 36524.



                                                                           Dr. James (Jim) Melton Brown

                                                                             December 29, 1925 ~ June 7, 2017 


 Dr. James (Jim) Melton Brown, 91, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Memphis, TN. He was born to the late Thomas Jefferson and Lillie Hoffman Brown on December 29, 1925, in Clayton, Alabama. James was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Jean Thomas Brown. Also preceding him in death were his sister, Mary Brawner and his two brothers, Thomas D. Brown, and Ralph A. Brown.


He is survived by his children James M. Brown, Jr. (Pat), Ginny Brown Caldwell (Wood), Leigh Anne Brown, and Jeff Brown (Janice); grandchildren, Andrea Hawkins (Stephen), Patrick Carnell, Jordan Carnell Hajacos (Matt), and Chloe Jean Brown; great-grandchildren, Connor Hawkins (Paige), Tate Hawkins, and Kara Hawkins and special nieces and nephews.


At the age of 19, James was called into service in World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement during actual combat. After the war, he received his Bachelor’s degrees in Agronomy from Auburn University. He then received a P.H.D. in Soils from North Carolina State University.  Following a 31-year career with the National Cotton Council in Memphis, TN. James and Jean retired to Auburn, Al. where he spent many a happy day on his family farm in Barbour County, Al. He was a fervent Auburn fan with season tickets to football, basketball, baseball and softball games.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Wounded Warriors Family Support or to the Clayton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4, Clayton, Al. 36016.


Memorial services will be held Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Clayton Baptist Church, 126 N. Midway St., Clayton, Al. 36016 with Rev. Bill Brown officiating and Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Inurnment will follow in the Clayton Cemetery. 



                                                                      Jewel Baker Methvin

                                                                     June 15, 1941 ~ June 19, 2017


Jewel Baker Methvin, 76, of Eufaula, died in Tullahoma, TN, at the home of Melinda and Tony Grecco, her daughter and son-in-law, in the early hours of Monday, June 19, 2017.  Jewel was diagnosed with liver cancer three years ago, and died after fighting the disease with medical care, her strong will, faith, and prayer.


Jewel was born in Randolph County, Georgia on June 15, 1941, to Pearlie Belle Baker Sutton, who died in 1997. Her brothers and sisters - Estelle Smith, J. W. Baker, Juanita Childers, and Grady Baker - have all predeceased her. Her husband of 51 years, Ray William Methvin, died earlier this year. Her sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Wallace Long, live in Eufaula.


          Jewel moved to Eufaula, Alabama, in 1948.  She graduated from Eufaula High School in 1959, and later attended Sparks Technical Institute for business and accounting while working full time and rearing her family. She also held certificates in reflexology and massage and as an Emergency Medical Technician.  She retired from Wheelwright Trucking in 2016.


Faith, Family, and Friendship were the tenets of Jewel’s life. Her heart and her home always had room for more, and she was happiest surrounded by family and friends. She was a faithful member of First Assembly of God and served in children’s ministries for over forty years.  Jewel was the first female Royal Rangers Commander in the State of Alabama and loved working with the Royal Ranger boys on Wednesday nights. She taught Sunday School, Children’s Church, Missionettes, and was involved in Women’s Ministries, and the bus and media ministries.  Jewel loved to organize family events.  She planned reunions, parties, and wedding receptions and made wedding cakes for her children, grandchildren and many of her nieces and nephews. She made her own set of wedding linens just for such occasions!  She was a member of the Western Heights Classmates and the Eufaula High School Class of 1959 and enjoyed their times together.


Jewel will be greatly missed by her daughters and sons, Melinda and Tony Grecco, Lisha and Victor Gonzalez, Sue Ellen and Greg Cawley, and Bruce and Betty Jo Methvin. Her grandchildren - Brandy and Brent Daingerfield and their children Dennis and Belle; Justin and Rachel Lee and their daughter Reese, Charity and Brandon Kelsey and their son Isaiah, Chelsey Cawley, Ana Pardo, Ashley Klump, Aidan Methvin, Logan Methvin, Lucy Jewel Methvin, Danielle Grecco, Chris McKinley and their daughter, Ayla, Rikki Grecco, Emily Grecco, Timothy Arnold - will always cherish their Memaw’s legacy of love.


Visitation was held at First Assembly of God in Eufaula on Friday, June 23 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm.  Jewel’s funeral was held at First Assembly of God on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 pm.  Graveside services was held at Memory Gardens. Reverend Tony Willis officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.


 If you would like to honor Jewel’s memory, you may make donations to First Assembly of God, The American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.








                                                  Ret. MSgt. Larry Jones

                                               May 22, 1949 ~ April 29, 2017


Military Memorial services for retired Air Force Master Sgt. Larry E. Jones, age 67, of Deatsville AL, were held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Minister Alan Cova officiated and burial followed with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Jones died Saturday, April 29, after an extended illness. 


Born May 22, 1949 in Taft, TN, Mr. Jones was the son of Aaron and Abert Jones of Eufaula. He was preceded in death by two brothers Donald L. Jones and Freddie A. Jones, and a sister, Jan Jones.  After graduating from Eufaula High School, he began his 23 year career with the Air Force. He was an alumnus of John Patterson Technical College. He was considered a computer whiz and very mechanically and electronically inclined from childhood. Mr. Jones was an ardent fan of firearms and was a member of the NRA. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Eufaula Church of Christ.   


Survivors include: his mother and father; two sisters, Theresa (H.B) Taylor, Fort Gaines, GA, and Gracie E. Jones, Eufaula; son, Collin (Amanda) Jones, Deatsville; daughter, Tara (Tony) Kelley, Salt Lake City, Utah, and four grandsons, David Cochrane, Steven Cochrane, Seth Kelley, and Liam Jones, and numerous nieces and nephews.






                                                                      Ret. MSgt. Douglas Haig McLaney

                                                                        April 4, 1939 ~ June 18, 2017


Douglas H. McLaney died in the early hours of Sunday, June 18, 2017 at a hospital home near his home in Richmond, VA ending his recent fight with cancer.


The fourth son of L.C. McLaney and Mattie L. McLaney, Doug was born on April 4, 1939 in Barbour County, Alabama.


Doug left his home in Alabama to enlist in the US Air Force in 1957.  He proudly served his country for 21 years as an agent for the Office of Special Investigation earning the rank of Master Sergeant.  With his military service behind him Doug built a new life for himself as a ballroom dance instructor with Fred Astaire Dance Studios.  His love of dance turned in to a successful career in business. He then became the owner and operator of several dance studios along the Florida Coast before moving to Virginia in 1990.


He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Yan Zheng as well as his six children, P. Douglas Viglione (and his wife Gwen), Denise Kopel (and her husband Mike), Angela Toman (and her husband Russell), Laura Danella (and her husband James), Joe Greer (and his wife Madison) and Carisa McLaney; five grandchildren; Daniel, Blake, Kylie, Xander, and Faith; one great-grandchild: Aiden; seven siblings, Jennie Pittman, Sara McLendon, Curry McLaney, Johnny McLaney (and his wife Gwen), Pete McLaney (and his wife Annette), Janice Davis (and her husband Jimmy) and Ann Tennille (and her husband Carl) as well as many nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jim McLaney, Jack McLaney, Woodrow McLaney and beloved sister, Grace Green who we know are all enjoying their time with him in Heaven.


Doug will forever be remembered by those who loved him as a handsome man who served his country bravely, shared his love of playing music and singing, with all who would listen, danced with anyone who was willing and gave all he could with a generous and loving heart.


Funeral services with military honors were held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula.  Burial followed in Bethsaida Church Cemetery in Clayton. The family welcomed all friends and relatives from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2017 at the Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula.


The McLaney family would like to extend our love and gratitude to all of the friends and family for their kind thoughts, wishes and prayers during this difficult time.






Harley Marie LeeAnn Smith


Graveside services for Baby Harley Marie LeeAnn Smith were held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Rapture City Cemetery. The Rev. Stephen Doss officiated with Kent funeral Home of Eufaula directing.


Harley Marie LeeAnn Smith the stillborn daughter of William Smith and Kayla Bayduk passed away on May 30, 2017 at Pheobe Sumter Medical Center hospital.  Left to grieve this loss is the maternal and paternal grandparents, as well as the uncles and aunts.






           


                                                           Dolly Grant

January 15, 1936 ~ May 26, 2017


Funeral services for Mrs. Dolly Yates Grant, age 81, of Louisville, will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Louisville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Glenda Carlson will officiate and burial will follow in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Grant died Friday, May 26, at her residence after an extended illness. 


Mrs. Grant was born January 15, 1936 in Phenix City, Al., to the late Charles and Mildred Gibson Yates. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Anna Rebecca Mancuso and a sister, Kay Kelley.  “Miss Dolly” as she was affectionately known by all, had been a resident of Louisville for the past 58 years.  She taught in the public-school system for a few years before she started a kindergarten in Louisville in 1966. She spent over 35 years in the field of education teaching hundreds of mostly four and five-year-old kindergarteners.  She lovingly taught little minds how to say and write their ABC’s and 1,2,3’s and colors. She taught them how to pledge allegiance to the flag, thank God for their food, and sing songs.  Manners, sharing and taking turns were also on the list.  Her goal always seemed to be to give everyone a great start at learning and being their best.  “Miss Dolly” loved her job, her work and all of her children. She was a faithful and active member of her church, Louisville Methodist, where she taught Sunday School to the kindergarten aged children for many years. 


Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jimmy Grant, Louisville; a son and daughter in law, Jim and Angela Grant, Jr., Suwanee, GA.; two daughters and sons in law, Susan Grant and Dane Brown, Vestavia Hills, AL., and Angela Grant and Frank Mancuso, Clarksville, TN.; five grandchildren, Ben Grant, Grace Grant, Katie Brown, Grant Brown and Molly Mancuso.  And a special thanks to Donna Cooper for her love and compassion for “Miss Dolly” the past two and a half years and to Kindred Hospice of Dothan for  their support, love and kindness.


The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 62, Louisville, Al. 36048, or the Louisville Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 4, Louisville, Al., 36048, or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tn. 38148-0142.











Raymond Lee Lamb, Jr.

April 6, 1964 ~ May 24, 2017

Mr. Raymond Lee Lamb Jr., age 53 of Eufaula died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Medical Center Barbour after a sudden illness.  Born April 6, 1964 in Atlanta, GA., Mr. Lamb was the son of Raymond Lee Lamb, Sr. of Jackson, GA., and the late Patsy Jean Garner Lamb.


Mr. Lamb had lived in the Eufaula area for the past 21 years coming from Atlanta, GA. He was a member of White Oak United Methodist Church and enjoyed watching movies and building fires. 


Survivors include his father and step mother Ray and Berta Lamb Sr.; his wife Stacey Lamb and son, Raymond Lee Lamb, III both of Eufaula; a brother, Robert Douglas (Julie) Lamb, Atlanta, GA; a niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Matthew Lamb.  









 

Bobby J. "Buck" Lynn

January 19, 1936 ~ May 22, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Jarold “Buck” Lynn, age 81,

of Eufaula, was held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Pond Bethel Methodist Church.  The Rev. Don Adams officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Lynn died Monday, May 22, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after a brief illness. 


Born January 19, 1936 in Henry County, Mr. Lynn was one of ten children born to the late Loyd and Mellie Lucille Adams Lynn. He was preceded in death by six siblings, Louise Hartzog, Katie Sue Davis, Martha Jean Greer, Millard Lynn, Charles Lynn and Billy Lynn.    He loved his family, friends, and dogs.  He enjoyed watching wrestling and sitting at stores visiting with folks as they came and went. 


Survivors include three brothers, Danny (Amelia) Lynn, Paul (Ann) Lynn and Jerry Lynn, all of Eufaula; 19 nieces and nephews. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Scott Greer, Mark Lynn, Tommy Lynn, Andy Lynn, Michael Lynn and Chris Dasinger.  Honorary pallbearers were Edward Miller, John Ed Faircloth, Charles Mann, Sammy Freeman, Mac Vickers, Albert Adams and Junior Hartzog. 


The family suggest in lieu of flowers donation be made to Pond Bethel Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Susan Hinds: 385 Brookwood Dr. Auburn, AL 36830  or Gideon International, P.O. Box 1257, Eufaula, Al. 36072.  





Leslie Anne Gates-Hadley

April 16, 1969 ~ May 13, 2017


Funeral services for Mrs. Leslie Anne Gates-Hadley, age 48 of Louisville were held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2 P.M. at the Clayton Baptist Church in Clayton. Rev. Bill Brown and Rev. Nathan Ziglar  officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.   Leslie died Saturday, May 13 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.


Born April 16, 1969 in Ponca City, OK. Leslie is the daughter of Beth Reno Douglas and the late Carl Raymond Douglas.  Leslie had lived in Barbour County since 1998 coming from Oklahoma.  She attended the Clayton Baptist Church.  She worked for the Louisville Pecan Company for 12 years.  Leslie was an accomplished artist and exhibited numerous pieces in juried art shows in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Alabama.  She had an on-line studio, “Gourd Gate Studio”, where she exhibited numerous paintings, some commissioned pieces, and her gourd artwork. Leslie was a member of the Rudd Art Center in Ozark, Al. Leslie was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan Paul “J.P.” Hadley and her father.   


Survivors include her mother, Beth Douglas, Louisville; a brother and sister in law, Carl Brent and Bety Douglas, Garnet Valley, PN.; a nephew, William Douglas and niece, Christie Douglas; four aunts, Linda and Charles Winton, Ketchum OK., Regina Trahan, Ketchum, Ok., Rebecca and Rex Hillman, Bartlesville, Ok., and Rhonda and Homer Hinson, Louisville, Al.; numerous cousins. 


Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Mike Abercrombie, George Currie, Harold Currie, Homer Henson, Phillip Henson, and Allen Meadows.







Jesse Lloyd Trammell

March 11, 1946 ~ May 12, 2017



Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula oversaw funeral services for Mr. Jesse Lloyd Trammell of Eufaula.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Mr. Trammell died Friday, May 12, 2017 after a lengthy illness.


Born March 11, 1946, Mr. Trammell was the son of the late Mabry Daniel and Dora Mae Lindsey Trammell. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Keith Wilkerson; a sister, Pat Ellington; and two brothers, Daniel Trammel, Sr. and Marvin Trammell. Mr. Trammell worked as an electrician, carpenter, and a logger. He enjoyed working and labored long hours until he became ill in December. His hobbies include drag racing, fishing, antique cars, antiques and collecting coins.


Survivors include his wife, Shirley Trammell; 2 sons, Chris (Jennifer) Trammell, Clay (Nicole) Trammell, and Craig Wilkerson; 3 daughters, Lisa (Matt) Emmerson, Kim (Jimmy) Taylor, and Samantha Dansby; a brother, James Edward Trammell, Sr.; a sister Nadine Williams; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.


Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Wayne Pittman, Carl Tennille, Jeremy Forehand, James Edward Trammell, Jr., Scott Puckett, and Jimmy Starling.














Betty Caraway

April 23, 2017 ~ May 4, 2017


Graveside services for Mrs. Betty Lumpkin Caraway, age 88, of Pensacola, FL., and formerly of Clayton, AL., were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Clayton Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 – 1: 45 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  Rev. Joseph McKinney officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Caraway died Thursday, May 4 at Clarity Pointe in Pensacola, FL.   


Born April 23, 1929 in Graceville, FL., Mrs. Caraway was the daughter of the late William Thacker Lumpkin and Gladys Johnson Lumpkin. She attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery for two years before transferring to Auburn University and graduating with a BA While attending Auburn, she became a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She worked as a case worker for the state of Alabama and a product demonstrator for Alabama Power. Mrs. Caraway was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Clayton Garden Club, and the Barbour County Young Matrons. She enjoyed gardening as a hobby.


Mrs. Caraway was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Joe Caraway.


Survivors include 2 sons, Joey (Libby) Caraway, Pace, FL., Scott (Tracey) Caraway, Spanish Ft.; a sister Mary Gray, New Market; 3 Grandchildren, Connor Caraway, Owen Caraway, and Maggie Caraway.









David Steve Dykes

August 23, 1956 ~ May 1, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. David Steve Dykes, age 60, of Eufaula were held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Randy Stokes officiated and burial  followed in the Dykes Cemetery in Louisville.  Mr. Dykes died at his home after a sudden illness on Monday, May 1.


Born August 23, 1956 in Eufaula, David was the son of the late Walker and Eva Loyce Carter Dykes.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Dykes, a son, Taylor Dykes, a brother, Dennis Dykes and sister, Jannice Watford.  David loved fishing, camping and Alabama football. He was a carpenter by trade but had retired from the City of Eufaula. 


Survivors include his daughter, Beverly Dykes, Newton; a brother, Walker LaDon Dykes, North Carolina; a sister, Evelyn Brown, Eufaula; three grandchildren, Devin (Haley) Wilson, Joshua Blount and Tyler Blount; numerous nieces and nephews. 


Asked to serve as pallbearers: Jimmy Hopper, Ryan Brown, Taylor Campbell, Gunner Campbell, Hunter Campbell and Dylon Beaty. 














Jeffrey Leighton Danner

March 13, 1963 ~ April 21, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Jeffrey Danner, age 54, of Louisville were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Louisville Methodist Church. Rev. Donald Phillips officiated and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Danner died Friday, April 21, 2017 after sustaining injuries from a heavy equipment accident. 


Born March 13, 1963 in Dale County, Al., Mr. Danner was the son of Margaret Medley Grubbs and the late Earl Ray Danner. He worked in construction industry.  


Survivors include his mother and step-father, Margaret (Billy) Grubbs, Dothan; 2 sons, Jeffrey Danner, Jr., Louisville, Jared Danner, Ariton; and numerous aunts, uncle, and cousins.  











 James Adams Luck

June 11, 1920 ~ April 21, 2017


Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula were in charge of graveside services for Mr. James Adams Luck of Midway.  Graveside services were held at 3 P.M., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Midway Cemetery. Mr. Luck died Friday, April 21, 2017 after a sudden illness.


Born June 11, 1920, Mr. Luck was the son of the late Alford and Mary McHara Luck. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. Mr. Luck worked as a mechanic, carpenter, and loved to create mechanical inventions. His hobbies include farming and gardening.


Survivors include his wife, Della Luck; 2 daughters, Ann Winslett, Midway and Elizabeth Helms, Brundidge; 2 grandchildren, Amber and Amanda Helms.













          Wiley Emmett Baxley

November 3, 2017 ~ April 18, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Wiley Emmett Baxley, age 91, of Clayton will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at Prospect Baptist Church. Rev. Hollis Ritter will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Baxley died Tuesday, April 18 after an extended illness. 


Born November 3, 1925 in Barbour County, Mr. Baxley was one of eleven children born to the late Wiley Cain and Erie Bryant Baxley. He was preceded in death by his parents, and seven siblings, T.C. Baxley, Edwin Baxley, Tommie Lou Helms, Lillian Williams, Emogene Helms, Addie Maude Berry, Myrtice Baxley, and Minnie Baxley. Mr. Baxley enjoyed foxhunting, fishing shooting birds, and working in his yard. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.


Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Bell Baxley, Clayton; son, Larry (Cindy) Baxley, Louisville; daughter, Ann (Theldon) Byrd, Ozark; brother, Charles Baxley, Texasville; sister, Miriam Charping, Montgomery; 3 grandchildren, Tracy (Jamie) Bowman, Andrew (Jorda) Baxley, Ashley (Kevin) Ledbetter; 2 great grandchild, Hunter Bowman and Kylie Bowman. 


Asked to serve as pallbearers were Jamie Bowman, Kevin Ledbetter, Tim Beverlett, Bruce Adams, Hal Brown, Ronnie Baxley.  Hunter Bowman was asked to serve as a honorary pallbearer.  










        Charlie Earl Conway

   May 7,1955 ~ April 7, 2017


A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Charlie Earl Conway were  held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at  Kent Funeral Home in Clayton and Rev. Luke Westbrook officiated. Mr. Conway, 61, a resident of Clayton, AL passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. Survivors include: Son: Phillip Anthony "Tony" Conway, Union Springs, AL; Sisters: Dorothy Mason, Valparaiso, FL and Peggy Smith, Georgiana, AL; Nephews: Jessie Mason, Joshua Smith, and Joseph Smith; Great Nieces and Nephews: J.C. Mason, Trucker Mason, Austin Mason, Chandler Mason, Tanner Smith, and Bentley Smith.













Minnie Merle Baxley

April 14, 1929 ~ April 14, 2017

 


 Funeral services for Ms. Minnie Merle Baxley, age 88, of Union Springs, Al., were  held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2017 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Visitation was held 1 hour prior to the service.  Brother Bruce Adams Baker  officiated and burial  followed in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Ms. Baxley died Friday, April 14 at Bullock County Hospital after a sudden illness. 


Born April 14, 1929 in Barbour County, Ms. Baxley was one of eleven children born to the late Wiley Cain and Erie Bryant Baxley. Ms. Baxley was preceded in death by her parents, and seven siblings, T.C. Baxley, Edwin Baxley, Tommie Lou Helms, Lillian Williams, Emogene Helms, Addie Maude Berry, and Myrtice Baxley.


Survivors include two brothers, Emmett Baxley, Clayton; and Charles LaGrand Baxley, Texasville; a sister, Miriam Charping, Montgomery; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 












James "Jimmy" Hutto

April 6, 1948 ~ April 15, 2017



Funeral services for Mr. James Willie “Jimmy” Hutto, age 69, of Abbeville were held Monday, April 17, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Brandon Turner officiated and burial  followed in Shorterville Baptist Church Cemetery in Henry County with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Jimmy died Saturday, April 15, at his residence after a lengthy illness. 


Born April 6, 1948 in Abbeville, Jimmy was the son of the late Polly and Marjorie Price Hutto.  He worked with the Creek Restaurant from 1988 to 2013. 


Survivors include his wife, Susan Fleming Hutto, Abbeville; a son, James Daniel Hutto; a daughter, Geanie Nicole Hutto, all of Abbeville; a brother, Lamar Hutto, Abbeville and a sister, Carol (Ronnie) Moulton, Dothan; two granddaughters, CJ Hutto and Allie G. Bynum. 


Pallbearers were Artis Edwards, Charles Baxter, Ronnie Moulton, James Hays, Jeffrey Stinsland and David Cummings. 


The family accepted flowers or suggest that donations be made to Kindred Hospice, 2740 Headland Ave., Dothan, Al. 36303.









    Marcie Michelle Cumbass

January 25, 1971~ April 8, 2017


Funeral services for Ms. Marcie Michelle Cumbass, age 46, of Henry County were  held Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Friendly Assembly of God Church with visitation being held one hour prior to services.  Rev. Ronnie Benefield  officiated and burial  followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Ms. Cumbass died Saturday, April 8, at her home after a sudden illness. 


Born January 25, 1971 in Henry County, Marcie was the daughter of Kenneth Earl Tharpe and Robbie Jean Enfinger.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Dan Benefield.


Survivors include her mother, Jean (Harvey) Enfinger, Morgantown, WV; two daughters, Brittany (Juan) Morris and Ashley Golf (Logan Martin), all of Eufaula; two brothers, Aaron Benefield, Eufaula and Chuck (Tammy) White, Morgantown, WV; four grandchildren, Crimson Morris, Leland Morris, Ava Richmond and Karlee Martin. 


Pallbearers were Aaron Benefield, Dylan Martin, Bo Stuckey, Chris Nix, Chris Phillips and Josh Brown. 










James Leon "Buddy" Gould

August 6, 1932 ~ March 28, 2017




Kent Funeral Home in Clayton was in charge of funeral services for Mr. James Leon “Buddy” Gould, age 84, of Louisville. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Louisville Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Don Highland and Rev. Nathan Zigler  officiated and burial  followed in the Louisville Cemetery.  Visitation was held one hour prior to service. Mr. Gould died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Dale Medical Center ER after a sudden illness. 


Born August 6, 1932 in Tuscaloosa County, Mr. Gould was the son of the late Ervin and Minnie Lee Turner Gould.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Carl Gould, Clarence Eugene Gould and Margaret Ellen Gould.  Mr. Gould was a member of New Prospect Church in Edwin.  He was retired from West Point Pepperell where he was a security guard for 15 years, but he had numerous other jobs and interests as well.  He served a stint in the US Army, farmed, owned a cabinet shop for many years and worked with Hornsby modular home builders in Eufaula for several years.  He worked at the Depot Food Store in Louisville for 20 years.  And after he finally decided to retire again he enjoyed his family, playing Phase Ten, and getting “mama Dot” to fix him sweet treats.  When it was time to relax for a spell, his favorite spot was at his sons’ home with family around riding the boat on the lake.


Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Nell “mama Dot” Gould, Louisville; a son and his fiancée, Leon Gould, Lake Martin, and Ellen Quattlebaum, Dothan; grandchildren, Katie Gould, and fiancé, Andy Whitcomb, and Claire Gould Haynes (Brian) all of Birmingham, and a special friend and pet, his yorkie, Sweet Pea.


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Randy Helms, Richard Martin, Danny Jennings, Blake Masingill, Robby Shiver and Abu Alam.   Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Parker and Rawdon Beaty. 




Jerry Paul Anglin

March 24, 1947 ~ March 21, 2017


                                   


Funeral services with full military honors for Retired Master Sergeant Jerry Paul Anglin, age 69, of Eufaula were  held at 10:30 A.M. CDT, Monday, March 27, 2017 at Grace Independent Baptist Church in Eufaula.    Pastor Steve Montgomery  officiated and burial  followed at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery in Seale, AL at 2 p.m. EDT. Visitation was held Sunday, March 26, from 3-5 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Mr. Anglin passed Tuesday March 21, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.


Born March 24, 1947 in Clarksville, AR., Mr. Anglin was the son of the late Reuben and Johnny Buchanan Anglin, both of AR. He had lived in Eufaula for the last fourteen years and was a member of the Grace Independent Baptist Church.  Mr. Anglin enjoyed working in the children’s ministry, jail ministry, and loved being a lay preacher and sharing his faith with others. Mr. Anglin was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Shirley Emerson; three brothers, Norman Anglin, Harvey Anglin, and Lee Anglin, and a granddaughter, Kayla Dykes.  Survivors include his wife, Della Anglin, Eufaula; a son, Mike (Melissa) Anglin, Tucson, AZ.; two daughters, Rachel (Jeremy) Taylor, Sylvania, GA.; Patty (Johnny) Cass, Austin, TX.; a stepson, William Randall Hudson, Eufaula; a stepdaughter, Mary (Robert) Munsey, Roanoke, VA.; a brother, Francis Anglin, Hartman, AR.; two sisters, Laura Fern Vail and Linda McMann both of Clarksville AR; 9 grandchildren, Corey Dykes, Ashley Dykes, Gantt Cass, Jacob Cass, Heather Anglin, Haley Anglin, Tiffany Anglin, and Christopher Davis and 6 great great grandchildren. 


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Dynamite Club:  C/O Grace Independent Baptist Church 9 Cheneyhatchee Dr. Eufaula, Al, 36027.

              



            


                                                                 Mack Donald Westbrook

                                                                 January 30, 1928 ~ March 24, 2017

Funeral services with military honors for Mr. Mack Donald Westbrook, age 89 of Texasville will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2 P.M., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  Rev. Luke Westbrook will officiate and burial will follow in Corinth Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening, March 23 at the funeral home.  Mr. Westbrook died at his home Tuesday, March 21. 


Born January 30, 1928 in Texasville, Mr. Westbrook was one of six siblings born to the late Callie Irene Bullard Morrison and J.C. Morrison.  He enjoyed working on “things”, playing with grandchildren and children, reading, playing the guitar and fiddle.  Mr. Westbrook was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bobbie Sue Smith Westbrook, a brother, Ralph “Ted” Morrison, a daughter in law, Sharon Faircloth Westbrook and a son in law, Bobby Price. 


Survivors include a son, Donald Westbrook, Texasville; two daughters, Judy Price, Texasville, and Maxine (Rex) Johnson, Haleburg; 9 grandchildren, Patrick Price, Robin (Todd) Campbell, Melisa Price, Craig (Ashley) Price, Clay Johnson, Jared (Amanda) Johnson, Matthew Westbrook, Joshua Westbrook and Luke (Miranda) Westbrook; 7 great grandchildren, Gregory Johnson, Addison Johnson, Madyson Price, Carter Price, Jacey Black, McKenzie Westbrook and Holt Johnson; a brother, Rudolph (Alice Faye) Morrison, Texasville; 3 sisters, Frances Robinson, Calif., Kathrine (Wilbur) Pettus, Ft. Deposit, Elizabeth (Fred) McGilvary, Clayton; 2 sisters in law, Alice Morrison, Edwin and Inez Bailey, Abbeville, and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers will be Patrick Price, Craig Price, Rex Johnson, Clay Johnson, Jared Johnson, Joshua Westbrook and Matthew Westbrook. 









                                          

Myrtle Grace Gulledge

August 4, 1923 ~ March 19, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Grace Gulledge, age 93, of Eufaula will be held at 1 P.M., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Visitation will be held from 12:30 noon until 1 p.m.  Rev. Joey McCreight will officiate and burial will follow in Sardis Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Gulledge died Sunday, March 19 at her home after a lengthy illness. 


Born August 4, 1923 in Barbour County, Mrs. Gulledge was the daughter of the late Lloyd Lee and Willie B. Zorn Gilmore.  She had lived in Eufaula since 1988 coming from Atlanta.  Mrs. Gulledge was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Randall Gulledge, her daughter and son in law, Christine and Mack Peel and a grandson in law, Jerry Stephenson.  Mrs. Gulledge worked with her husband at their businesses, Randall’s Truck Stop and the Drive Around It   as manager and waitress. 


Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn (Marvin) Crafton, Cleburne, TX.; a step-son, Michael (Vivian) Gulledge, Acworth, GA; four grandchildren, Barbara (Bill) Scroggins, Eufaula, Michelle Stephenson, Dothan, JoAnna Hampton and Searle Lawson; step grandchildren, Jonathan Gulledge and David Gulledge; great grandchildren, Cole (Michelle) Stephenson, Kristie Stephenson, Bill Scroggins, Julie (Mark) Andrews; great great grandchildren, Chelsea Scroggins, Bailey Scroggins, Will Andrews, Lindsey Andrews, Scottland, and Hunter Smith; a special friend and caregiver, Cynthia Eutsey.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to Covenant Care Hospice for their warm and caring service.


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Jerry McGilvary, Stevie Gilmore, Bryant Gilmore, Michael McGilvary, Johnny Gilmore and Earl Gilmore



Paul Richard Lambert

May 26, 1936 ~ March 6, 2017


Mr. Paul Richard Lambert of Eufaula, Alabama died March 6, 2017 a his residence after an extended illness.


Mr. Lambert was born in Crompton, West Virginia, a son of the late Luther and Lila Mae Harrington Lambert. He was a retired Welder, and also was a manager with the local veneer plywood mill. He enjoyed fishing, going to flea markets, and he especially loved his family.

Surviving are: Daughter; Jessie Ann Tollifson of Varneville, SC; Paula Beavers and Teresa Lambert both of Richmond, Virginia; Sisters; Anna Hall of New York and Arizona Lambert of Cleveland, Ohio; Grandchildren: Richard Bennett, William Nix, Billy Nix, Chris Nix, Gene Nix, Lacy Nix, Michael Bennett, Pricilla Brunson, and Marty Bennett. There are also 30 great grandchildren.


Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by his wife; Ivy Louise Lambert; Sons: William Nix Sr. and Gary Cook; Brothers: Franklin Chalmers, and Dee Lambert; an Sisters: Helen Bettis and Nora Jersey.


Local services were handled by Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula.


Graveside services were held Monday, March 13th at 1 P.M. at Wynn Cemetery near Varneville, SC. Visitation was held Monday at 11 at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton SC.



                                               Eleanor Gail Hudson

                                     September 2, 1948 ~ March 4, 2017


Memorial services for Ms. Eleanor Gail Hudson, age 68, of Eufaula Al., were held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Fred Frost  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Ms. Hudson died of a sudden illness at her home.  


 Born September 2, 1948, in Barbour County, Ms. Hudson was the daughter of the late Horace and Eleanor Williams Hudson. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Adam Erk. She was previously employed with the Eufaula Police Department as a detective.  




           


                       Jimmie Jean Bush

           January 23, 1932 ~ March 4, 2017


 Memorial services for Ms. Jimmie Jean Bush, age 85, of Louisville, Al., were held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Louisville Baptist Church. Visitation was held 1 hour prior to the service.  Rev. Nathan Zigler, Rev. Tim Callaway and Rev. Robert Baker officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Ms. Bush died Tuesday, February 28 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after an extended illness. 


Born January 23, 1932 in Selma, Ms. Bush was the daughter of the late James Lamar and Lena Mae Pearson Campbell.  Ms. Bush was a retired school teacher who taught in the public-school system for 38 years. She was an active member of Louisville Baptist Church where she held numerous jobs through the years.    


Survivors include a son, James Clifton Bush of Louisville. 



              Rosie Lee Green

January 8, 1931 ~ February 26, 2017


 Graveside services for Mrs. Rosie Lee Johnston Green, age 86, of Louisville were held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. Joe McKinney and Rev. John Woodrow officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Green died Sunday, February 26 at Medical Center Barbour after an extended illness. 


Born January 8, 1931 in Midway, Mrs. Green was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Bessie Lee Threadgill Johnston.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer V. Green on Feb. 19, 2017, her parents, a daughter, Barbara Ann Green, a great grandson, Thomas Stell and a sister, Mildred Johnston.  Mrs. Green was a 1949 graduate of Eufaula High School. She was an active member of Street Memorial Methodist Church and a big supporter of Greens Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.


Survivors include a son and daughter in law, William Michael and Wretha Green, a daughter and son in law, Sidonnie Novella and Mike Stell, all of Louisville; a sister, Yevette (George) Freeman, Prattville; a brother in law, Floyd (Doris) Green, Clayton; 4 grandchildren, Curtis Homer (Amber) Stell, Laurel, MS., James Michael (Ashley0 Green, Homewood, Donald Wayne (Kristy) Stell, Skipperville and Kristy Stell (Heath Clark, Louisville; 11 great grandchildren, Hayden and Connor Stell, Landon, Libbi, Peyton and Patrick Stell, Eleanor, Francis and Louis Green, and Will and Easton Clark and a special “adopted” grandson, Martin Lohmyer, Leinen, Germany. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Albert Adams, Ty Freeman, Trip Horne, Braxton Green, Trey Green and Chris Green.


The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to the Green’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, 582 Co Rd. 44, Louisville, Al. 36048 or Street Memorial Methodist Church 292 Co. Rd. 27, Louisville, Al. 36048. 





                                             Keith Wilkerson

                           November 4, 1964 ~ February 21, 2017



Memorial services for Mr. Keith Arnton Wilkerson, age 52, of Eufaula were held Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Visitation was held from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.  Rev. Joey McCreight officiated.  Keith died Tuesday, February 21, at his parents’ home after a lengthy illness. 


Born November 4, 1964 in Troy, Keith was the son of the late Kermit Arnton Wilkerson and Shirley and Jesse Trammell of Eufaula.  He was a lifelong resident of Eufaula and a graduate of Eufaula High.  Keith served in the US Navy in Guantanamo Bay. 


He is survived by his parents, Shirley and Jesse Trammell; 3 brothers, Kraig Wilkerson, Chris Trammell and Clayton Trammell; 2 step sisters, Kim Taylor and Lisa Emmerson;5 nieces and 6 nephews; and aunts and uncles, Woody and Miriam Brown, Shirley and Cecil Wilkerson and Jaquita Childree.   






                             

                           Homer Virgil Green

          November 13, 1931 ~ February 19, 2017


 Graveside services for Mr. Homer Virgil Green, age 85, of Louisville were held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 3 P.M. at Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery in Clayton, Al. Rev. Joe McKinney and Rev. Steve McGucken  officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Green died Sunday, Feb. 19 after a sudden illness. 


Born November 13, 1931 in Beat 8, Louisville, Mr. Green was the son of the late Elmer Roy and Novella Watson Green.  He was a row crop and cattle farmer all of his life and active firefighter, board member and charter member of the Green’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.  Mr. Green owned and operated Homer Greens Grocery from 1982 until 2008.  He was an active member of Street Memorial United Methodist Church.  Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Monroe, Roy Jr., and Aubrey; two sisters, Alice Finlayson and Ima Jo Adams; a daughter, Barbara Ann and one great grandson, Thomas Stell. 


Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Rosie Lee (Johnston) Green, Louisville; a son and daughter in law, William Michael and Wretha Green, Louisville; a daughter and son in law, Sidonnie Novella and Mike Stell, Louisville; four grandchildren, Curtis Homer (Amber) Stell, Laurel, MS., James Michael (Ashley) Green, Hoover, Donald Wayne (Kristy) Stell, Skipperville, Kristy Stell (Heath) Clark, Louisville and an “adopted” grandson, Martin Lohmyer, Leinen, Germany; eleven great grandchildren, Landon Stell, Hayden Stell, Libbie Stell, Connor Stell, Peyton Stell, Patrick Stell, Eleanor Green, Francis Green, Louis Green, Will  Clark and Easton Clark; a brother, Floyd (Doris) Green, Clayton; a sister in law, Yevette (George) Freeman, Prattville; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers are Albert Adams, Ty Freeman, Trip Horne, Matt Horne, Trey Green and Chris Green. Honorary pallbearers were Braxton Green, Robert Finlayson, John Adams and Terry Green. An Honor Guard was provided by the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments. 


The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made to the Green’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, 582 Co Rd. 44, Louisville, Al. 36048 or Street Memorial Methodist Church 292 Co. Rd. 27, Louisville, Al. 36048. 




     James Elton "Jimmy" Harrod

June 29, 1949 ~ February 15, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. James Elton “Jimmy” Harrod, age 67, of Leeds, Al., and formerly of Clayton were held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Clayton Baptist Church.  Rev. Bobby Robinson officiated and prayers were offered by Wayne Lennon, burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Jimmy died Wednesday, February 15, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.


 Born June 29, 1949 in Albany, GA, Jimmy was the son of the late Thomas Mack and Hazel Cauley Harrod.  He was also preceded in death by a mother-in-law that loved him very much, Mary Blair Grubbs.  Jimmy and his wife, Marilyn moved to Leeds in November 2016 and had lived in Clayton before that since1971. He was a member of the Clayton Baptist Church and loved his church family. Jimmy owned and operated Clayton Auto Parts from 1974 until 2016.  He was a skilled hunter and also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.  Jimmy loved his family and adored his grandchildren. 


Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Blair Harrod, Leeds, Al; 3 daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Smith, Leeds, Kim Johnson, Madison, and Emily (Scott) Hudson, Athens; a brother, Tommy (Pat) Harrod, Dawson, GA.; a brother in law and sister in law, William “Bubba” and Elaine Blair, Eufaula; and 5 grandchildren, Anna Britt Johnson, Blair Smith, Ben Smith, Garrett Hudson and Marley Hudson.


Asked to serve as pallbearers were Mack Harrod, Joey Blair, Tim Weaver, Matt Roberts, John Williams and Eddie Davis.


The family suggested donations be made to the American Cancer Society.   



                                                         John Dul

                                        March 31,1951~ February 8, 2017


Memorial services for Mr. John George Dul, age 65, of Eufaula were held Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula at 9:30 a.m.  Mr. Dul died Wednesday, February 8 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after an extended illness. 


Born March 31, 1951 in Illinois, Mr. Dul was the son of Dolores Storm Dul of Eufaula and the late Frank Joseph Dul Sr.   He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Frank Dul Jr.   Mr. Dul had lived in Eufaula for the past five years. 


Survivors include his mother, Dolores Dul, Eufaula; a son Jonathan Dul, Orlan Park, IL; a daughter Andrea Kearney, Markham, IL; two brothers, Paul Dul and Edward Duel; and four sisters, Diana Powers, Linda Selsor, Louise Dul and Joyce Mustrui.  


                                      


                                                 James R. Hulen

                                    January 7, 1928 ~ February 7, 2017


Kent funeral home in Clayton will be in charge of funeral services for Mr. James Hulen of Georgia and formerly of Louisville.  Funeral services will be held at 4 P.M.,  Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Visitation for Mr. Hulen will be held from 3:30 until 4 P.M. at the church on the day of services.




Bobby Joe Glover

April 15, 1953 ~ February 5, 2017


Graveside services for Mr. Bobby Joe Glover, age 63, of Clayton will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Clayton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 7th from 5-7 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton. Rev. Bill Brown and Dr. Ken Bush officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Bobby Joe died Sunday, February 5, at his home after a sudden illness.


Born April 15, 1953 in Eufaula, Bobby Joe was the son of Janet Hutto Glover Wood of Eufaula and the late J.W. “Bobby” Glover.  He was preceded in death by his sister and brother in law, Judy and Mickey Morgan and a grandson, Baxley Kole Glover.  Bobby was a lifelong resident and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He was employed as a butcher at the Piggly Wiggly in Clayton and other stores most of his life. 


Survivors include his mother and step father, Janet and Smith Wood, Eufaula; a son and daughter in law, Josh and Melissa Glover, Knoxville, Tn.: a daughter and son in law, Alison and Nick Hill, Birmingham; and four grandchildren, Kayden Glover, Kase Glover, Stewart Hill and Judson Hill.






                                                                             Mary Bell Fry

January 20, 1931 ~ January 30, 2017


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bell Fry, age 86, of Eufaula were held Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Paul J. Miller officiated and burial  followed at 1 p.m. (cst) in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Seale, Al.  Soloist Tim Moates was accompanied by pianist Carol Brock.  Visitation for Mrs. Fry was  held one hour prior to services from 10 until 11 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home.  Mrs. Fry died Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her husband and children. 


Born January 20, 1931 in Waynesville, MO., Mrs. Fry was the daughter of the late James D. and Grace Evelyn Clark Rollins.  She and her husband Richard Dane Fry had lived in Eufaula for the past 20 years coming from Davenport, Iowa.  She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, treasurer for Barbour County Pregnancy Resource Center, knit slippers for residents at Crowne Health Care and various other charities local and afar and was a volunteer at Fendall Hall.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, Tice, Bill, Leo and John Rollins. 


Survivors include her husband Richard Dane Fry, Eufaula; a son, Chris Barnes, Eufaula; two daughters and sons in law, Susan and Mike Levy, Cary NC., and Miyoshi and O.J. Gardner, Johnson City, TN.; a sister Donna Rollins Robertson, Ray Town, MO.; four grandchildren, Megan Weiland, Amy Miller, Rachel Levy-Culler and Sara Levy and five great grandchildren, Molly Carlson, Jackson Walker, Alessandra Miller, Addison Miller and Oliver Weiland. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers are Chris Barnes, Mike Levy, Jim Weiland and James Young. 


The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made to the Barbour County Pregnancy Resource Center or Parkview Christian School and the address for both is 604 S. Eufaula Ave., Eufaula, Al. 36072.









          Larry Wayne Wells

July 1, 1947 ~ January 20, 2017


Memorial services for Mr. Larry Wayne Wells, Sr., age 69, of Eufaula were held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Dr. Matthew Helms  officiated. Visitation  was held one hour prior to the memorial service.   Mr. Wells died Friday, January 20 at his residence after a lengthy illness. 


Born July 1, 1947 at Salter Hospital in Eufaula, Larry was the son of the late Rex and Lula Mavis Sanders Wells.  Larry graduated in 1970 and after school he began work as a welder at American Buildings Co. for several years.  He was a member of the Alabama National Guard for 21 years.  Larry had an associate’s degree in psychology and a degree in woodworking.  He worked for many years at the Eufaula Adolescent Center where he was a shift supervisor. He was a charter member of the Cotton Hill Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed guns, knives, rock n roll and Motown music classic movies and war films.  Larry was a faithful Eufaula High Band Booster.  He attended games for many years and enjoyed band trips with the kids. 


Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda Wells, Eufaula; a son and daughter in law, Larry Wayne, Jr., and Julie Wells, Auburn; a brother, David Wells, Athens, Al.; two grandchildren, Georgia Morgan and Jackson Wells and many nieces and nephews. 


The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to the VFW Post 5850 or DCI, Dialysis Clinic, Inc., 126 E. Barbour St., Eufaula, Al.











                                                     Ella  Jane Caraway 

September 20, 1934 ~ January 20, 2017 


       


Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Jane Caraway, age 82, of Louisville were held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisville. Rev. Curtis Rich officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Caraway died Tuesday, January 17 at her home after a sudden illness. 


Born September 20, 1934 in Waynesboro, PA., Mrs. Caraway was the daughter of the late Raymond George and Margaret Elizabeth Brown Bream.  She was a devoted wife and mother. “Ms. Ella” was a longtime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and served where she was needed in the church.  She was retired from the Barbour County Board of Education and volunteered for many years with Ag in the classroom and also served on the local Farm City Committee.  She was actively involved in her community and was presently serving as president of the Greens Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.  “Ms. Ella” was a board member of the West Barbour County Water Authority and she actively participated in the local, state and national chapters of Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) for nearly 40 years.


Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Charles Caraway, Louisville; 3 sons and daughters in law, Chuck and Myrlene  “Mo” Caraway, Louisville, Chris and Joann Caraway, Auburn, Chet and Holly Caraway, Senoia, GA.; two daughters and sons in law, Margaret and Ronnie Sanders, Louisville and Marie and Jason Jones, Covington, GA.; 3 brothers, Raymond Bream, Donald Bream and Marvin Bream; 2 sisters, Peggy Bowman and Katrine Izer; 17 grandchildren, Jason Reeves, Chase Caraway, Kelsi Caraway, April Peitsch, Ashley Bell, Cristal Fowler, Cassie Caraway, Meredith Moody, Charles Caraway, Kathryn Brown, Kyle Brown, Rhonda Shierling, Dusty Sanders, Kristy Jackson, Alisha Gilmon, Jennifer Jones and Amber Jones; 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Ask to serve as pallbearers were Randy Peitsch, Wes Bell, Mark Fowler, Jason Reeves, Chase Caraway, Dusty Sanders, David Shierling, Charles B. Caraway, Chase Moody, Kyle Brown, Charlie Gilmon and Jesse Jackson.








                       Ray William Methvin

                        December 31, 1940 ~ January 14, 2017

                                                       



Funeral services for Mr. Ray William Methvin, age 76, of Eufaula were held at 10 A.M., Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1st Assembly of God Church in Eufaula.    Rev. Tony Willis officiated and burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Methvin died Saturday, January 14, at the Noland Hospital in Dothan after a lengthy illness.


  Born December 31, 1940 in Savannah, GA., Mr. Ray was the son of the late James Thomas and Mattie Elizabeth James Methvin.  He had lived in Eufaula since 1944 and was a member of the 1st Assembly of God Church.  Mr. Ray enjoyed fishing, hunting, birdwatching, and the “Coffee Club” at McDonalds.


Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Vivian Tetro; three brothers, Jerry Methvin, James Thomas Methvin and Joseph Milton Methvin and a son- in -law, Dennis Lee.  Survivors include his wife, Jewel B. Methvin, Eufaula; a son and daughter- in -law, Damon Bruce and Betty Jo Methvin, Eufaula; four daughters and sons- in- law, Melinda P. and Tony Grecco, Tullahoma, TN, Lisha and Victor Gonzalez, Pasadena, Calif, Sue Ellen and Greg Cawley, Cabot, Ark., and Kathy and Randall Chancey, Phenix City, Al.; two brothers, John Bennett and Ruby Methvin, Eufaula and Kenneth Kelly and Teenie Methvin, Tallahassee, Fl.; 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, his church family, McDonalds family and a close friend, Don Taapken. 


Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Bruce Methvin, Tony Grecco, Victor Gonzalez, Greg Cawley, Daniel Myers, Ricky McGilvary, Brent Daingerfield, and Benny Whitehead. Asked to serve as honorary pallbearers were: Don Taapken, Bobby DeRome, and the McDonald’s Coffee Club.







Urban "Rudy" LaRue Cartensen

December 30, 1930 ~ January 10, 2017



Mr. Urban “Rudy” LaRue Carstensen, age 86, of Rhodes, Michigan and a resident of Eufaula since 1991, died suddenly, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Medical Center Barbour.  Mr. Carstensen will be cremated and the family will gather in Michigan at a later date for a memorial. 


Born in Ohio, Rudy was the son of the late Henry and Mildred Nance Wendt.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth Carstensen and two daughters, Deborah Hayes and Dee Nau.  Rudy enjoyed fishing, woodworking, bowling, time with family and grandkids and having coffee at “Knowledge Corner” at the Bully. 


Survivors include his daughter Cherie Murray (Scott Dexter), Midland, MI; a  sister, Madge (Vick) Compton, Freeland MI; a brother, Henry “Chum” Wendt, Missouri, six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. 










                                              TAI LEE BROCKMAN

                                     September 18, 1963 ~ January 7, 2017


 


Visitation for Ms. Tai Lee Brockman, age 53, of Eufaula will be held Monday, January 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Memory Garden Cemetery in Eufaula at 2 p.m. Brother Jimmy Symons will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Ms. Brockman died at her sisters’ home Saturday, January 7, after a lengthy illness.  


Born September 18 1963 in Tampa, Fl. Tai was the daughter of Brenda Kennedy Brown of Eufaula and the late Patrick “Pat” Lamar Ludlam. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Tabitha Brockman. 


Survivors other than her mother include her daughters, Jennifer Brockman and India Floyd; a son, Skylin Williams; two brothers, Jerry Lamar Ludlam and Steve Ludlam; a sister, Tammie Faircloth and two grandchildren, Gavin Reid Patrick and Addi Lane Brockman, all of Eufaula.  


In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to Kent Funeral Home, P.O. Bo 594, Eufaula, Al. 36072  to help with funeral expenses. 




                     MATTHEW MONROE STOPAK

                    February 23, 1994 ~ December 10, 2016





 Graveside services for Mr. Matthew Monroe Stopak, age 22, of Birmingham, were held Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Clayton Cemetery in Clayton.  Rev. Joe McKinney officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Matthew died Saturday, December 10 in Atlanta, GA.Born February 23, 1994 in Birmingham, Matthew was the son of David John and Ruth Warr Stopak of Birmingham.  He had attended Jeff State College in Birmingham for two years before moving to Atlanta about a year ago.Survivors include his parents, David and Ruth Stopak, Birmingham; and a brother Michael David Stopak, Birmingham (a student at Troy University).    The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Clayton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 208, Clayton, Alabama, 36016. 









                                 CAROLYN SNEAD WARR

                               December 20, 1930 ~ December 5, 2016


 


Funeral services for Ms. Carolyn Snead Warr, age 85, of Clayton were held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2 P.M. at the Clayton Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Brown officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Ms. Warr died Monday, Dec. 5, at Henry County Health and Rehab in Abbeville after an extended illness. 

Born December 20, 1930 in Baker Hill, Ms. Warr was the daughter of the late Thomas Floyd and Evelyn “Hush” Malone Snead.  She was preceded in death by her only sibling, Thomas Snead. She was married to the late James Murray Warr for 25 years.  While married to Mr. Warr who was in the Navy, they lived in Brooklyn NY and Norfolk, VA., then later to Dothan and back to Barbour County. 

Survivors include a son, James Carroll Warr, Eufaula; a daughter Bridgett Suzzanne (Terry Lee) Carter, Blue Springs; a sister in law, Jackie Snead, Clayton; 5 grandchildren, Christopher Brian Warr, Jennifer Warr Davidson, Marquita Carter Rhodehouse, Jared Adam Carter and Wesley Joseph Carter; and 13 great grandchildren. 

Active pallbearers were Terry Carter, Christopher Warr, Bobby Warr, Wesley Carter, Tom Snead, Greg Warr and Bob Warr. Honorary pallbearers were Adam Carter (US Coast Guard), Brian Rhodehouse (USAF), Henry Carter, Waylon Carter, Oliver Carter, Ash Davidson, James Davidson and Harrison Warr.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Clayton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4, Clayton, Al. 36016 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142,



RUFUS LEE CORDELL

December 15, 1930 ~ November 21, 2016

 


Funeral services for Mr. Rufus Lee Cordell, age 85, of Eufaula will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2 P.M.at Friendly Assembly of God Church.  Rev. Ronnie Benefield will officiate and burial will follow in Creel Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Cordell died Monday, November 21, at his residence after a brief illness. 

Born December 15, 1930 in Texasville, Mr. Cordell was the son of the late Ruby J.  and Nellie Gulledge Cordell.  He worked as a tile layer for 54 years and co-owned Eufaula Tile.  Rufus loved life and always put everyone else first. He enjoyed going to flea markets, fishing and feeding and watching the birds from his front porch.  He enjoyed going to the farmer’s market in Cordele, Ga. and to Slocomb to buy produce to give away.  He was able to go to High Cotton Yard Sale this year. He loved going to the fishing tournaments with the grandkids.  He was known to make conversation with stop signs. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Sadie Smith, J.C. Cordell, Winnie Blankenship, Rubin Lee Cordell and Woodrow Cordell. Survivors include his wife, Josie Ann Cordell, Eufaula; 3 Children, Becky (Kenneth), Diane, Andy (Sandy) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Rufus also had a special friend, Minnie Jeanette Phillips. 

Pallbearers at the church will are Mickey Smith, Richard Jowers, Lamar Morris, Randy Giddings Sr., Roy Dean Smith, Robert Earl Faircloth, Harold Hutto and Bill Fisher. Pallbearers at the gravesite will be Jonathan Cordell, Jr. Cordell, Jeremy Cordell, Gary Mills, Randy Smith, Kenny Cordell, Norman Cordell and Ronald Brown.







Jonathon Bradley Morris

December 10, 1969 ~ November 19, 2016







                                                      Kenneth Ladon Benton

                                         January 30, 1945 ~ November 10, 2016


Mr. Kenneth Ladon Benton, age 71, of Eufaula, died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. Born January 30, 1945, Mr Benton was the son of the late Albert and Ethel Osborne Taylor Benton of Gordon. He moved to the Eufaula area in 1976 fro Gordon. Mr. Benton was retired from American Builders where he worked as a machinist. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars. Mr. Benton was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Benton and a sister, Sarah Ruth Walker. Survivors include his wife, Ludie Benton of Eufaula; sons, Terry Benton of Eufaula, Ricky (Yolanda) Benton of Daleville, Bobby Benton of Eufaula, Kent Benton of Blakely, Ga., James Robison of Georgetown, Ga.; daughters, Katrina Lucas of Eufaula, and Dewie Anderson of Hamilton, Ga.eight grandchildren, Bobbie Jane Hughes, Martina Benton, Layla Benton, Ethan Albert Benton, Micheal Lucas, Paige Lucas, Alexia Lucas, and Nathan Robison and one great grandchild, Heaven Hughes. Arrangements were made with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula.







                                              Peter Bryan Hampton

                                      July 13, 1962 ~ November 3, 2016


Memorial services for Mr. Peter Hampton, age 54, of Eufaula, were held Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4 P.M. at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church in Eufaula. Rev. Joey McCreight officiated and cremains were interred at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Seale, Al. Mr. Hampton died Thursday, November 3, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 13, 1962 in Wichita, KS., Mr. Hampton was the son of Judy Hampton of Wichita and the late Roy Hampton. Her was preceded in death by his father, a brother lil' Roy and a granddaughter, Journey Hampton. Mr. Hampton enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was an accomplished truck driver and had several awards and achievements. Survivors include his mother Judy Hampton; his wife Patricia "Christy" Hampton; five sons, Eric Creamer, Patricia Hampton, Paul Ryan Hampton, Daniel Hampton and Adam Hampton; seven daughters, Vanessa Freeman, Heather Hampton, Amanda  Dorsey, Brandy Creamer, Felecia Seago, Melissa Hampton and Tiffany Hampton; three sisters, Cindy Hampton, Kathy Hampton, and Christine (Chris) Hampton; and 24 grandchil





                                                   Martha Joe Staples

                                          January 30, 1957 ~ October 29, 2016







                                                 Chester Lavon Strickland

                                               April 4, 1942 ~ October 23 2016


Funeral services for Mr. Chester Lavon Strickland, age 74, of Georgetown, Ga., was held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 2 P.m. (EST) at Georgetown Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff Hines and Rev. Eddie Watson officiated and burial followed in Creel Church Cemetery in Texasville with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation for Mr. Strickland was held from 6 to 8 P.M. (CDT) at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Mr. Strickland died Sunday, October 23, at his residence after a brief illness. Born April 4, 1942 in Barbour County, Mr. Strickland was the son of the late William Freeman and Wilma white Strickland. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Ann Bush Strickland, a brother, Junior Strickland and a nephew, Brandon Strickland. Chester was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Clay County, Ga. He was a Clayton High School graduate and then attended Napier Field Trade School for 18 months. He then went to work for Gala Gas as a service tech. for 43 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and softball for many years. Survivors include his wife, Ann Mitchell Strickland of Georgetown Ga.; four sons, Phillip R. (Tammy) Strickland, Ashford , James Andrew (Jo) Strickland of Georgetown, Ga., Lance Martin of Georgetown, Ga., Jack (Misty) Martin of Tallahassee, Fl.; two daughters, C. Lyn Dickinson of Chapel Hill, NC. and Susan Arnold of Eufaula; a brother, Steve (Ginger) Strickland of Clayton; a sister, Frieda (Roger) Green of Louisville; a sister in law, Nancy Strickland of Louisville' 13 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Asked to serve as pallbearers were Todd Register, Donnie Dykes, Allen Redding, Larry G. Harrison, Elisha Massey and Andrew Bennett. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Redding, Chris Baker, and Sandy Sanderson.






                                                     James "Ricky" Jimmerson

                                               August 17, 1951 ~ October 16, 2016


Memorial services for Mr. James Richard "Ricky" Jimmerson, age 65, of Clayton, will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 2 P.M. for Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services, form 1 until 2 P.M. Rev. Tommy Huff will officiate with Kent Funeral Home directing. Ricky died Sunday, October 16, in Bonifay, Fl., after a sudden illness. Born August 17, 1951. Ricky was one of ten children born to Grady and Maudie Baxley Jimmerson. He lived all of his life in the Barbour County area. He worked construction and was currently working in Texas. Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Lavon Jimmerson, Janice Woodham and Jean Taylor. Survivors include a son, Chad Jimmerson of Arkansas; two daughters, Jessica (Denny) Wilson and Angela Faye Hollinsgworth all of Dothan; four sisters, Pat McConnell of Opelika, Laura Davenport of Midland City, Diane Fillingim of Dothan and Sue (Dennis) Greene of Phenix City; two brothers, Charles Jimmerson of Cowarts and Bobby Jimmerson of Clayton; a brother in law, Mac Woodham of Dothan; three grandchildren, Taylor and Jacob Costello, and Hannah Elizabeth Parker.




Carrie Ruth Camp Killingsworth

July 12, 1930 ~ September 26, 2016


Funeral services for Ms. Carrie Ruth Camp Killingsworth, age 86, of Eufaula, Al. and formerly of Columbus, Ga., were held Wednesday, September 28, at 2 p.m., at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton. The Rev Bill Hovey officiated and burial followed in Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing. Ms. Killingsworth died after a brief illness, September 26, at Medical Center Barbour. Born July 12, 1930, in Roanoke, Ms. Killingsworth was the daughter of the late Stephen Warner Camp and Eula Mae King. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil Scott Killingsworth; son Michael Stephen Killingsworth; and a granddaughter, Brittany Jones. Ms. Killingsworth was born the youngest of 7 children. She graduated from Handley High School in Roanoke where she was the captain of the cheerleading squad. She married her high school sweetheart Cecil Scott Killingsworth, who was a member of the football team. Ms. Killingsworth was a loan officer at the First National Bank in Macon, Ga., before moving to Columbus where she took a position at the Columbus Police Department in the records room, for many years. Afterward, she moved to Omaha Ga. and was a full time homemaker. She resided for the last 14 years at Crown Health Care, where she received the title, "Ms. Crown Health Crown" for two years. Ms. Killingsworth id survived by son, David Alan Jones of Ellaville; daughters, Ceil Ruth Hovey (Bill) of Louisville; Stacey Lynn Rivera of Byron, Ga.; Brother, Steve Camp of Mobile; 9 grandchildren, Patti Killingsworth, Holly Barnes, Scottie Killingsworth, Rod Lane (Christina), Sid Lane, Jacob Lewis, Jarod Rivera (Heather),Kaitlyn Jones Wright, and Joshua Jones; and 16 great-grandchildren. Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Rod Lane, Sid Lane, Jacob Lewis, Jarod Rivera, Mickey Lane, and Paul Rivera.





                                              Angela Lyn Teal

                               February 12, 1977 ~ August 27, 2016


Graveside services were held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Clyde Hancock officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Angela died Saturday, August 27 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. Born February 12, 1977 in Louisiana, Angela was the daughter of Dennis Lee Utley and the late Kaye Smith Utley. Angela had lived most of her life in Henry and Barbour Counties. She had worked many years for Boyd Brothers, Inc. in Clayton. Angela was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Winon and Merle Smith, her mother, Kaye Smith Utley and an uncle, Larry Smith. Survivors include her daughters, Megan and Hanna Teal and a brother, Steven Utley, all of Eufaula; two uncles, Ron Smith of Midland City, and Michael Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; and her fiancé Tracy McDonald of Abbeville.







                                              Wilberene Lois Little

                                   October 12, 1925 ~ August 26, 2016


Funeral services for Mrs. Wilberene Lois Little, age 90, of Eufaula were held Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2 P.m. at Eufaula Church of God. Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Derek Sowell officiated with remarks by Danny Little, all grandsons of Mrs. Little. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery Addition with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing and graveside services conducted by grandsons, Christopher Sowell nd Timothy Mathis. Mrs. Little traveled to her heavenly home Friday, August 26, after a brief illness. Born October 12, 1925 in Pine Apple, Mrs. Little was the daughter of the late George Snowden and Inez Perkins Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Bryant Little in November 2000, and a daughter, Brenda Cumbie. Mrs. Little had lived in Eufaula since 1966 coming from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. She was a member of the Eufaula Church of God. Survivors include her son, William Nelson (Linda) Little; two daughters, Lois (Gary) Lawson, and Annanez (Rev. Jimmy) Sowell, all of Eufaula; a brother, Lewis Anderson of Pine Apple, Al.; 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Great grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Kip Potter Jr., Jaron Potter, Payton Little, Cruise Sowell, Caleb Sowell, Tanner Little, Elisha Little, Elisha Sowell, Tyler Mathis, and Timothy Mathis.  






                                            Annie Kate Faircloth

                                    May 3, 1942 ~ August 20, 2016








                                   Theron Merrell Langley

                        November 15, 1918 ~ August 15, 2016


Funeral services with Military Honors were held for WWII veteran, Mr. Theron Merrell Langley, age 97, of Mcdonough, Ga. Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11 A.M. at Grace Independent Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Montgomery officiated and burial followed at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Langley died Monday, August 15 at his daughter's home in Eufaula after a lengthy illness. Born November 15, 1918 in Carrollton, Ga. Mr. Langley was the son of the late George Jackson and Ruth Gentry Langley. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Steve Harrison. Mr. Labgley is survived by his wife of almost 75 years, Doris Langley of Eufaula; 4 daughters, Joyce Harrison of Thomaston, Ga., Brenda Bliss of Forsyth, Ga., Denise Harrison of Palm Bay, Fl., and Pamela Montgomery of Eufaula; a sister, Irell Lane of Colquitt, Ga., 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.










                                       Betty Gean Wells

                            May 22, 1958 ~ August 11, 2016









                                              Bobby Earl Dansby

                                   October 26, 1949 ~ August 10, 2016


Memorial services for Mr. Bobby Earl Dansby, age 66, of Shorterville were held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Mr. Dansby died expectantly Wednesday, August 10. Visitation with the family was held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Born October 26, 1949 in Barbour County, Bobby Earl was the son of the late Seaby and Eunice Bowden Dansby. He was a resident of Shorteville, but was raised in Barbour County. He was a member of Shorterville Baptist Church. Bobby Earl was preceded in death by four brothers, Morris Dansby, Eugene Dansby, Billy Bowden and Bobby Bowden. He is survived by two daughters and a son in law, Kathy and Cobi Enfinger of Leesburg, Ga. and Samantha Jo Dansby of Shorterville; two brothers, Allen and Noah Dansby; three sisters, Ruby Hatfeild, Mary Hawkins and Edna Jernigan; three grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, and Javen Enfinger and a great grandson Axel Tyler Enfinger.






                                                                  Joann Tew

                                               March 8, 1951 ~ August 6, 2016


Funeral services for Mrs. Joann Tew, age 65, of Abbeville were held Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2 P.M.at Fellowship Baptist Church. Rev. Stephen Doss officiated and Burial followed in Rapture City Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Tew died Saturday, August 6, at her home after an extended illness. Born March8, 1951 in Coffee County, Mrs. Tew was the daughter of the late Woodrow Mitchell and Ruth Donaldson Mitchell. She had lived in the Eufaula area since 1971. Mrs. Tew was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and enjoyed making quilt, coloring, working puzzles and yard sales. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Shelton Tew; 3 sons Melvin Stanley (Kathi) Tew, Phillip Matthew (Amanda Jones) Tew, and Micah Seth (Laura) Tew; 3 daughters, Regina Ann Tew, Rachel Renia (Ben) Davis and Leah Kay (Brian) Mainor; 3 sisters, Mavis Ezell, Nell Marler and Shirley York; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.





                                                Macie Mary Smith

                                    October 30, 1933 ~ June 27, 2016


Memorial services for Mrs. Macie Mary Smith, age 82, of Georgetown, Ga., were held Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10 A.M. (EDT), at Mrs. Smith's home, 13 Pecan Lane, Georgetown, Ga. Mrs. Smith died Monday, June 27, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born October 30, 1933 in Wilcox County, Ga. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late William Coleman and Ella Mae Waford Crooks. She had lived in Georgetown since 1967 coming from Eastman, Ga. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Mathel L. Smith, a son, Randy Lee Smith and a granddaughter, Angel Smith. Survivors include 2 sons, Ronald Mabrey and Vernon Dee (Pat) Smith; 2 daughters, Debra Ward and Shirley (Bobby) Garrett; 2 sisters, Eva Kelley and Patsy Brown; 2 brothers, Jet Brown and Gene Brown; 8 grandchildren, Keith (Brandi) Smith, Nicholas (Kristi) Smith, Jacob Smith, Lisa (Bobby Ray) Hagler, Rosemary (Rick) Carter, Ronald Mabrey Jr., Robert (Sharon) Garrett and Wright (Penny) Weeks; 14 great grandchildren, Matthew, Reagan and Kassidy Smith, Cameron and Kaleigh Smith, Jennifer Braswell, Allison Hagler, Madison, Micheal and Megan Carter, Will and Dakota Garrett, Dustin Weeks and Josh Weeks; and 5 great great grandchildren, Grayson Anderson, Isabella Mabrey, Landon Weeks, Lillie Weeks and Lawson Weeks.









                                              Winon Crawford Smith

                                          September 9, 1925 ~June 23, 2016







                                                         Justin W. Hawkins

                                             February 19, 1954 ~ June 7, 2016


Funeral services for Mr. Justin W. Hawkins, age 62, of Eufaula were held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Neal Butler officiated and burial followed in Old Fairview Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Hawkins died Tuesday, June 7, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 19, 1954 in Eufaula, Mr. Hawkins was the son of the later Noble Lee Hawkins and Mary Britt Nolin. He was also preceded in death y a brother, Alton Noel Hawkins and sister, Mary Lythanail of Spurlock. Justin owned and operated All American Fence Company in Eufaula for fourteen years. He enjoyed his work and just being outdoors. Woodcrafts, fishing, NASCAR and wrestling were among his many interests. Survivors include his daughter and son in law, CC and Pat Vickers, Eufaula; his sister and brother in law, Faith and David Edwards, Albany, Ga; his beloved friend, Janet Doyle, Eufaula; 2 granddaughters, Brianna Deal (Austin) and Emily Stanford and great grandson, Jackson Ingram; and nieces and nephews, Ronnie Edwards (Shannon), Evelyn Taylor (Jerry), Thomas Edwards (Cami), Amelia Edwards, James Edwards (Kelley), Sharon Edwards, Tammy Grubbs (Matt), and Donny Spurlock (Kristin). asked to serve as pallbearers are Ronnie Edwards, Thomas Edwards, James Edwards, Travis Taylor, Steve Brunson, and David Spurlock. Scott Woodruff served as honorary pallbearer.











                                                  Rocky Allen Nolin

                                               March 31, 1956 ~ May 3, 2016







BOBBY STEVE THOMAS  

June 28, 1954 ~ April 24, 2016


Graveside services with military honors for Bobby Steve Thomas, age 61, were held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.  Rev. Bill Cannon officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Thomas died Sunday, April 24, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born June 28, 1954 in Phenix City, Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Robert Junior and Mary Nell Knighton Thomas.  He was a US Marine veteran, but most of his life he was a truck driver and 18 of those years he and his wife drove as a team.  Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Delores Thomas; a daughter, Rebecca Thomas; aunts, Betty Thomas and Faye Brunson; uncle, Bobby Thomas; cousins, Jeffrey Thomas, Jennifer Blocker, Debra Sullivan and Pansey Brunson; a nephew, Phillip McCullough.





 

James "Tony" Driggers, Jr.

May 13, 1939 ~ April 24, 2016


 


.   Funeral Services for Mr. James "Tony" Driggers, Jr, age 76, of Eufaula were held Thursday April 28, 2016, at 1 P.M.. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. The Rev. Randy Stokes and Rev. Glen Brock officiated. Burial followed in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Driggers died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Westside Terrance in Dothan. Born May 13, 1939, in Union Springs, Mr. Driggers was the son of the late James Walter Driggers, Sr. and Beatrice Brooks Driggers. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Helen Driggers. Survivors include his wife: Mary Driggers of Eufaula, 6 sons: James Randall (Betty Ann) Driggers, Phillip Dwayne (Donna) Driggers, Walter Darren Driggers, Bo Jordan, Ricky Jordan, Alex Jordan, 2 daughters: Gwendolyn Tonette (Jay) Riera, Beth Retherford, 1 brother: Thomas Driggers,  1 sister, Scarlette Hammond,  grandchildren: Nikki (Kevin) Mitchell, Chenoa (Dennis) Deal, Jason Driggers, Erik Driggers, Sky, Lacey, and Hunter Garrison, Taylor Retherford, Cole and Luke Jordan, Hillary (Tony) Franks, Todd (Chassity) Jordan, Rachel, Riley, and Ryan Riera, great grandchildren Carter, Chase, and Railynn Mitchell, Kylie Deal, Cheyanna and Leah Driggers, Damien and Kaegan Franks, Arianna Jordan, Aiden Lee, Gage Morris, and Addison Garrison. Mr. Driggers was a track foreman and retired from the Norfolk Southern Railroad.  He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to church, fishing and yard work.






 FRANCES SPIVEY BOYD

June 1, 1929 ~ April 16, 2016


Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Spivey Boyd, age 86, of Clayton, were held Monday, April 18, 2016, at 11 A.M. at  Clayton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joe McKinney and Chaplain of Boyd Brothers Transportation Gaylon Benton officiated. Burial followed in  the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mrs. Boyd died Saturday, April 16,  at her residence in Clayton. Born June 1, 1929 in Barbour County, Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of the late Corbitt Dewey Spivey and Julia Horne Spivey She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Dempsey Boyd. She was a graduate of Louisville High School and married Dempsey in 1949.  She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Devoted homemaker to her husband and family.  She is described by many as an angel, her gentle kindness was felt by all who knew her. She loved the Lord and is at peace with him now. Proverbs 31:29 says "There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all" and this verse positively describes "Miss" Frances.    Survivors include, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Ronny Cooper, and Ginger and Darren Hartzog all of Clayton; 5 grandchildren Christopher (Mandi) Cooper, Amy (Mitch) Holland, Frankie (Ryan) Adams, Brooke (Porter) Mason, and Jason Tibbs; 8 great-grandchildren: Cate Cooper, Boyd Cooper, Beatrice Holland, Miriam Holland, Ava Adams, Dempsey Adams, Sawyer Mason, and Crawford Mason; a sister, Myrtle (Edgar) Norman of Montgomery, 3 sisters-in-law: Linda Spivey of Louisville, Charlotte Woodham of Atlanta, GA. and Evelyn Boyd of Valdosta, Ga.In lieu of flowers the family suggested donations be made to the Clayton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 208, Clayton, Al. 36016, Covenant Hospice, 1512 W. Main St., Dothan, Al. 36301 or Harvest Time Ministry. 4 Charles West Blvd, Clayton, AL.Asked to serve as pallbearers were Ryan Adams, Porter Mason, Jason Tibbs, Chris Cooper, Mitch Holland, and Kendall Cooper.





 BOBBY JOE PRICE

November 16, 1949 ~ April 15, 2016


Funeral services with military honors for Mr. Bobby Joe Price, age 66, of Clayton will be held Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton. Burial  will follow in the Edwin Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Price died Friday, April 15, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan after an extended illness.Born November 16, 1949 in Henry County, Mr. Price was the son of the late Loyd Irvin and Lillian Jeanette Blankenship Price.  Survivors include his wife, Judy W. Price, Texasville; two sons Patrick Price, Birmingham and Craig (Ashley) Price, Troy; two daughters, Robin P. (Todd) Campbell, Ozark and Melisa Price, Texasville; four brothers, Terry (Bonnie) Price, Abbeville, Frankie (Linda) Price, Haleburg, Paul (Monica) Price and Irvin "Ike" (Wanda) Price, all of Eufaula; three  grandchildren, Jacey Black, Mady Price and Carter Price; his father-in-law, Mack Westbrook, Texasville; a brother-in-law, Donald Westbrook, Texasville; and a sister-in-law, Maxine (Rex) Johnson, Haleburg; numerous nieces and nephews. 




 MILDRED ODELL SENN 

  August 1, 1927 ~ April 13, 2016


Funeral services for Ms. Mildred Odell Senn age 88, of Eufaula, were held Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Joey McCreight, officiated and burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Ms. Senn died Wednesday, April 13, at home. Born August 1, 1927, in Barbour County, Ms. Senn was the daughter of the late Tom Powell and Sibbie Frazier Powell. She was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Watson. Ms. Senn was raised in Bullock County most of her life, but moved to Eufaula in 1975. She worked as a dental receptionist for Dr. Kruger in Union Springs for 20 years. Ms. Senn loved gardening, yard work, and working in her flowers. Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Stephen Wayne Senn, and Neal Powell and Cathy Senn, 1 daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Jimmy Anderson, 7 grandchildren, Miriam Watson, Stephanie Ledbetter, Beth Madrie, Bryan (Brandy) Senn, Ashley Senn Register, Jeremy Keith Anderson, and Lyndsey Anderson (Jake) Milner, 3 step-grandchildren, Gary Watson, Jr., Randy (Jill) Watson, and Susan Beck, 16 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  Asked to serve as pallbearers were Bryan Senn, Jeremy Anderson, Brett Jones, Phil Oakes, Gabe Hartley, and Donnie Helms.





James Edward Dasinger

February 24, 1920~April 5, 2016


Graveside Services for Mr. James Edward Dasinger Sr., age 96, of Eufaula were held  Friday April 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Dasinger Cemetery in Smuteye, Al with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Dasinger died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Born February 24, 1920, in Bullock County, Mr. Dasinger was the son of  James  "Jim" Samson Dasinger and Marie Johnson Dasinger. He was preceded in death by his son James E. "Sonny" Dasinger, and 7 brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Mildred Dasinger of Eufaula, 3 daughters and sons-in-law: Joann and Eddie Frazier, Cindy and Robert Gissendaner, and Ellen and Steve Phillips, all of Eufaula, 1 sister, Doris Jones of Phenix City, 12 grandchildren: Troy Braswell, Jeff Dean, Jonathan Dean, Chris Dasinger, Lacy Dasinger, Kady Dasinger, Robbie Gissendaner, Chrissy Mann, Lee Gissendaner, Lisa Bell, Stephanie Benefield, Amy Starlins, and 17 great grandchildren. Mr. Dasinger lived most of his life in Bakerhill. He was a farmer and enjoyed his cattle, gardening, and the Atlanta Braves. The pallbearers were his grandsons.





           RETIRED LT. COL. LAWRENCE F. "LARRY" RUDDERMAN                            

May 14, 1949 ~ April 2, 2016


 Graveside services with full military honors for retired Lt. Col. Lawrence Frederick "Larry" Rudderman, age 66, of Eufaula were held Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery Addition.  Rabbi Lynn Goldsmith from Temple Emanuel EL in Dothan officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Rudderman died at his sister's home, their childhood home, in Eufaula on Saturday, April 2, after a brave battle with cancer.  Born May 14, 1949 at Salters Hospital in Eufaula, Larry was the son of the late A.M. and Jennie Turner Rudderman.  He was a Eufaula High graduate and Valedictorian of his class and an Eagle Scout.  After  graduation Larry attended numerous colleges but his allegiance was to Georgia Tech. He later joined the Air Force and was able to see the world.  Larry enjoyed traveling and especially visiting with his family and his daughters families. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Phillip and Eddie Rudderman and a grandson, Ryan Berardino.  Survivors include his three daughters, Elizabeth (Thom) Kujawa and Melissa (John) Berardino, all of Fredericksburg, VA. and Amanda (Justin) Rudderman, FL.; two sisters, Sandra Gulledge, Eufaula and Frances (Alan) Mazer, Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Dalton, Taylor and Will Kujawa and Chloe, Claire and Jack Berardino; and 11 loved and adored nieces.  In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the American Cancer Society.




Justin Owen Leroy

November 27, 1984 ~ April 1, 2016


 


Graveside services for Mr. Justin Owen Leroy, age 31, of Eufaula were held Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10 A.M. at Creel Cemetery in Clayton.  Bro. Keith Wade and Elder Wayne Bynum officiated  with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.   Justin died Friday, April 1, at his home. Born November 27, 1984 in Eufaula, Justin was  a 2004 Eufaula High School graduate.  He enjoyed fishing and painting with water color. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.. Survivors include his parents, Leslie and Peggy Leroy, Eufaula; a sister, Doris Englese, New York; and a nephew, Angelo and niece, Summer.  




 JANICE CLARK

 April 15, 1935 ~ March 31, 2016


             


 Funeral services for Miss Janice Clark, age 80, of Louisville, were held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10 A.M. from Louisville Assembly of God Church.  Rev. Joan Sexton and Rev. Don Highland officiated and burial followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in the Beaty Community of Louisville with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Miss Janice died Thursday, March 31 at her home after a brief battle with cancer.  Born April 15, 1935 in Barbour County, Miss Janice was the daughter of the late James William and Eula Bell Miller Clark.  She worked for many years for Flemming Inc. (Piggly Wiggly) as cashier and on to office manager.  She worked for approximately ten years at Piggly Wiggly in Panama City, Fl. and later transferred back to the Clayton store where she retired.  She was a member of the Louisville Assembly of God Church.  Survivors include her brother, Don (Margaret) Clark, Phenix City; two sisters, Faye McLendon, Ariton and Joyce (Ernie) Harris, Clayton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Billy Wayne Clark, Buddy Faircloth, Bill Jones, Jason McLendon, Randy King and Johnny Clark.  The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Gentiva Hospice, 2740 Headland Ave., Dothan, Al. 36303, Louisville Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 65, Louisville, Al., 36048 or Louisville Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 125, Louisville, Al. 36048.    





JONATHAN PAUL "J.P."HADLEY

July 16, 1956 ~ March 12, 2016


Funeral services for Mr. Jonathan Paul "J.P." Hadley, age 59, of Elamville and formerly of Virginia, were held Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 2 P.M. at  Clayton Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Brown officiated and burial followed in Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Hadley died Saturday, March 12,  at his residence in Elamville, after a sudden illness.Born July 16, 1956 in Norfolk VA., Mr. Hadley was the son of Sarah Jane Feeman and (the late) Gordon Frank Hadley. He had lived in the Barbour County area since 2006. He had been employed with the West Barbour County Water Authority since 2011. Mr. Hadley enjoyed motorcycles, boating, camping, and rescuing stray animals.  Survivors include, his mother, Sarah Jane Hadley of Blackstone, VA.; his wife, Leslie Gates-Hadley of Elamville; one son, Andrew Joshua Hadley; three daughters, Jennifer Paige Hadley, Janae Patricia Hadley all of Houston TX., and Mollie Christen Hadley of Elamville; five brothers, Louis Owen Hadley of SC., Gordon Frank Hadley Jr. of Richmond VA., Mark Alan Hadley of Blackstone VA.,  Carl Jacob Hadley of Brodnax, VA., and Justin Troy Hadley of Farmville VA.; two sisters, Sarah Ellen H. Chamberlayne of Colorado Springs, CO., and Loretta Jo H. Banks of Blackstone VA.; four grandchildren, Aubree, Jemma, Zac, and James; and numerous nieces and nephews.The family accepted flowers or suggested donations be made to the Clayton Baptist Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 4 Clayton, AL. 36016.Asked to serve as pallbearers were Andrew Hadley, Carl Hadley, Mark Hadley, Louis Hadley, Louis Hadley, Jr., and Drecko Banks.





WENDY MICHELLE WEATHERS 

September 3, 1980 ~ March 5, 2016


Funeral services for Miss Wendy Michelle Weathers, age 35, of Eufaula were held Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2 P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church in Eufaula.  Rev. Jeff Hines and Hospice chaplain Jody Haddan officiated and burial followed in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery in Cottonton with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Wendy left life the same way she lived it – quietly.  She went to sleep in her bed and on Saturday, March 5, 2016 she woke up in the arms of Jesus.She was born on September 3, 1980, to James and Dot Weathers of Eufaula, AL.  Although they had already begun their parenting with Wendy’s big brother, Billy, nothing had prepared them for their newest addition.  The beautiful baby daughter handed to them was destined to change their lives in ways they never imagined. Wendy never walked or talked but her very presence changed things for her immediate family but for her community as well.  Her  limitations and subsequent need for special assistance helped to open many eyes in the community and propelled them to provide services not only to Wendy but to other special needs members of the community.  Early Intervention Programs were started where none previously existed.  Public schools expanded to meet needs never before considered.Her simple life touched more people than most of us ever will.  Whether through church, school or ball games Wendy became a social butterfly.  She had more friends of all ages, races and religions than the average person will ever meet.  She was a great friend to everyone who took the time to know her.  From her life-long friends at Kids’ World and beyond, countless people have said what a great listener and secret keeper she was. Wendy enjoyed all she was able to do. She swam with dolphins, rode horses, she loved all genre of music, enjoyed her pets, loved all things Auburn and like all young women loved having her hair and nails done and the more bling the better.  She was a joy to all who knew her.  Wendy’s surviving family includes her parents; her brother Billy; sister-in-law Samantha; nieces Shelly, Beth and Kallie; and nephew Jay Weathers.Ask to serve as pallbearers were Brent Stephens, Mark Gibson, Scott Galbraith, Jr., Byron Kanzler, Tim Crawford, Jim Brown and Jay Weathers. Honorary Pallbearers were Tom Arnold, Vernon Copeland, Scott Galbraith, Sr., Jerry Ray and Bobby Sanborn.Extended family includes members of the Galbraith, Gibson, Meckes, Crawford, Copeland, Ray, O’Dell, Thrash and Kanzler households. Adopted family includes members of Gentiva Hospice, and the Calvary Baptist Church organizations.  Wendy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Eufaula High School Class of 2002.






JERRY THOMAS LASTINGER

December 4, 1941 ~ March 2, 2016


Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Thomas Lastinger, age 74, of Clayton and formerly of Brandon, Fl., were held Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2 P.M. (EST) from Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home in Brandon, Fl.  Burial followed in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.  Visitation for Mr. Lastinger was held at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton Friday evening, March 4, from 5:30 until 7 p.m.  Mr. Lastinger died Wednesday, March 2, at Medical Center Barbour after a sudden illness. Born December 4, 1941 in Valrico, FL. Mr. Lastinger was the son of the late Rhema Ardel and Edna Mae Harris Lastinger.  He had lived in Clayton for the past five years but had been coming here since 1961 to hunt and fish.  He his children and his wife loved and enjoyed the outdoor activities and the peacefulness of the area.  Jerry loved all sports and especially Alabama football. He attended Clayton Baptist Church when he was able and looked forward to visits from Brother Bill when he could not attend.  He enjoyed listening to televangelist and pastor, Dr. David Jeremiah. Jerry was a member of the DeSoto Masonic Lodge #105.  He worked for many years with US Phosphoric and also GTE in the Tampa area.  Survivors include his wife, Patty Lastinger, Clayton; two sons, Jimmy Lastinger and Richie (Leora) Lastinger, of Riverview, FL; two daughters, Debi Gilmore, Riverview, FL., and Tracy (Matt) Brady, Plant City, FL.; a sister, Celesta Hagin, Riverview, FL; seven grandchildren, Jesse Lastinger, Charity Gilmore, Jakob West, Delanie Brady, Alyssa Brady, Jacob Vann and Caleb Brandon and one great grandchild, Logan Vann.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Jimmy Lastinger, Richie Lastinger, Jakob West, Jesse Lastinger, Matt Brady and Quincy Banks. 







ARTHUR JOE GREER 

March 13, 1948 ~ March 2, 2016


 Memorial services for Mr. Arthur Joe Greer, age 67, of Eufaula will be held Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 P.M. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Eufaula.  Rev. Stephen Doss will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Greer died with his daughter by his side,  Wednesday, March 2, at his residence after a brief illness.  Born March 13, 1948 in Eufaula, Mr. Greer was the son of the late Arthur Beck and Annie Lois Beasley Greer.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Paul Greer.  Mr. Greer had lived most of his life in Eufaula and was an avid Alabama football fan.  He enjoyed fishing  and was an amateur artist and had painted signs for several local businesses in earlier years. Survivors include his daughter and son in law, Libby and Scott Hogeland; a brother, Jeff Clark; and  a sister, Marie Rogers all of Eufaula; four grandchildren, Alaina Marie Hall, Jeremiah Curtis "JC" Hall, Sara Elizabeth Hogeland and Gabrielle Nicole Hogeland; and a nephew, Kyle Clark, Mobile.  The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made in memory of Mr. Joe Greer to Fellowship Baptist Church, 530 Hwy 30, Eufaula, Al. 36027.

 




                                              Bruce Wayne Tomblin

                               February 17, 1946 ~February 21, 2016






LENN GARDNER 

May 6, 1939 ~ February 11, 2016


Graveside services for Mr. Lenn Gardner, age 76, of Clayton were held Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2 P.M. at the Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Clio.  Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Gardner died Thursday February 11, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan after a brief illness.  Born May 6, 1939 in Seaboard, Al., Mr. Gardner was the son of the late Claude Gardner Sr. and Mary Ellen Sullivan Gardner.   He had lived in the Clayton area since Sept. 2012 coming from Odessa, TX.  He retired from Seismograph Oil Corp after 31 years service. Even though  Seismograph was the highlight of his career, after retirement Mr. Gardner operated a successful lawn care business in Odessa for many years.   Survivors include two daughters Jenise Arrington (James), Ariton and Stephanie Gardner, Clayton; two step sons, Larry Bloskas (Kristi), Anton, TX., and Ronnie Bloskas (Rhonda), Houston, TX; a step daughter, Sherri Bloskas, Sacremento, CA.;  a brother, Woodrow "Woody" Gardner, Mobile; three sisters, Rosale Howard, Baldwin County, Esther Smith and Betty Jean Jordan both of Eight Mile; seventeer grandchildren, Kayla Mayorga, Eric Gardner, Summer Eubanks, Parker Arrington, Cody Arrington, Sidney Gardner Sr., Quinndarrius Kelly, Quinton Kelly, Steve Lucious Jr., Cassie, Keith, Kale, Kristen, Chelsea, Paige, Tyler, and Justin Bloskas; and twelve great grandchildren.  Pallbearers were his grandsons, Eric Gardner, Parker Arrington, Cody Arrington, Sidney Gardner Sr., Quinndarrius Kelly, Quinton Kelly and Steve Lucious Jr.




ZIGGIE SMITHSON "SMITTY" USSERY

 September 2, 1941 ~ January 30, 2016


 Graveside services for Mr. Ziggie Smithson "Smitty" Ussery, age 74 of Eufaula, Al. will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. from Poplar Creek Cemetery in Leighton, Al. Bro. Scott Hauss will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  The church will be available in case of inclement weather. Mr. Ussery died Saturday, January 30 at his residence after an extended illness.  Born September 2, 1941 in New Brunswick, NJ, Mr. Ussery was the son of the late Lowell Curtis and Clara Corter Ussery.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings,  Beverly U. Wells, Arminda U. Chapman and Cheryl U. George.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Ussery, Eufaula; two brothers, Curtis Ussery Jr., and Wm. Larry Ussery; three sisters, Sandy U. Dawson, Cindy U. Shivers and Barbara U. Smith. 



 WILLIAM COUNCIL "BILL" CLARK 

January 29, 1925 ~ January 28, 2016


Funeral services for Mr. William Council "Bill" Clark age 90, of Louisville were held Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3 P.M. from the Louisville Baptist Church.  Rev. Robert Baker and Rev. Bill Hovey officiated and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Clark died Thursday, January 28, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.  Born January 29, 1925 in Louisville, Mr. Clark was the son of the late James William "J" Clark and Eula Bell Miller Clark.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Doris Clark, two sons, Donald Ray and Lance Clark, a great grandson, Thomas Stell, a step son, Donald B. Hovey and numerous brothers and sisters.  Mr. Clark farmed cattle and row crops most of his life and also worked for Price Brothers Gas in Louisville for 18 years. He and his first wife, Doris, owned and operated Kennedys Grocery (formerly her parents business) for approximately 12 years . He served as a Louisville city council member for two terms and was one of the founders of the Louisville Rescue Squad.  Mr. Clark was a member of the Louisville Baptist Church and was a faithful servant where ever he was needed. Survivors include his wife, Jolene B. Clark, Louisville; a daughter,  Mary (Dennis) Ryals, Clayton;   two sons, Billy (Ann)  Clark and Johnny (Judy) Clark, both of Louisville;  two step sons, Michael R. Hovey, Daphne, and William O. (Ceil) Hovey, Louisville; two daughters in law, Janice Clark, Louisville and Rosie Clark, North Carolina; three sisters, Janice Clark and Joyce Harris, both of Louisville and Faye McLendon, Ariton; a brother, Don Clark, Phenix City; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Christopher Ryals, Jonathan Clark, Heath Clark, Jay Clark, Ruston Clark, Tony Ogleclark, and Wayne Stell.  The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Gentiva Hospice, 2740 Headland Ave. Dothan, Al. 36303.  




MARY JOYCE O'NEAL 


Mrs. Mary Joyce O'Neal, age 73, of Eufaula died Friday, January 22, 2016 at her residence after a sudden illness. The family will hold memorial services at a later date.




LELA MARGARET BAXLEY

April 7, 1917 ~ January 14, 2016


Funeral services for Miss Lela Margaret Baxley age 98, of Blue Springs, will be held Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 3 p.m., at Anderson Baptist Church in Blue Springs. Rev.  Walter Frank Baxley will officiate and burial will follow in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Clayton with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Miss Baxley died Thursday January 14 at Ozark Health and Rehab after an extended illness. Born April 7, 1917 in Barbour County, Miss Baxley was the daughter of Cain Franklin and Laussie Jane Pitts Baxley and lived most of her life in Blue Springs/ Texasville area. She was a loved member of Anderson Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 brothers, Roy, Ray, JC, Foy, Curtis, and Jerome and 5 sisters, Evelyn Shirah, Vera Bell Tedder, Florene Sellers, Bernice Roberson, and Thelma Green.  She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Asked to serve as pallbearers were, Bobby Shirah, Larry Tedder, Aubrey Roberson, Leonard Roberson, Randall Baxley, and Ronny Baxley.  





Cupidean "Sissy" McLaney

June 10, 1945 ~ January 13, 2016


 


Funeral services for Mrs. Cupidean "Sissy" McLaney, age 70 of Eufaula will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Visitation for Mrs. McLaney will be held from 11 until 1 p.m. on Saturday before services.  Rev. John Phil McLaney will officiate and burial will follow in Sardis Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. McLaney died Wednesday, January 13, at her sister's home in Dothan after an extended illness.  Born June 10, 1945 in Eufaula, Mrs. McLaney was the daughter of the late James Marion and Allie Braswell Pittman.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 50 years, Woodrow Wilson McLaney, four brothers, Willie James, Dewey Lee, William Levi and Oscar George Pittman and two sisters, Bertha Pittman Nolin and Sarah Pittman Smith.  She was a lifelong resident of Eufaula and joined the Macedonia Baptist Temple now Friendship Baptist Church on May 13, 1979.  Survivors include a brother, J.L. (Becky) Pittman; two sisters, Kathyleene Pittman Gulledge, and Jeffie Pittman Ward, and numerous nieces and nephews. 


 



CARROLL LEON ZIMMERMAN

October 21, 1939 ~ January 12, 2016


Funeral services for Carroll Leon Zimmerman, age 76, of Eufaula will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2 P.M. from Epworth United Methodist Church in Eufaula.  Rev. Jerry Caryl-Gordon will officiate and burial will follow in Epworth Cemetery.   Visitation for Mr. Zimmerman will be held from 1 until 2 p.m., one hour prior to services on Saturday.  Mr. Zimmerman died Tuesday, January 12, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Born Oct. 21, 1939 in Butler, Missouri, Mr. Zimmerman was the son of the late Lloyd H. and Elsie Marie Ehart Zimmerman.   He had lived in Eufaula since 1976 and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Ann Zimmerman, Eufaula; a son and daughter in law, Daniel and Joni Zimmerman, Dothan; two step sons, Ronnie (Tania) Dollar, Abbeville and Ricky (Luann) Dollar, Eufaula; two daughters, Tina Whatley, and Stacey Zimmerman, both of Missoula, Montana; two step daughters, Karen (Pascel) Autrey, Thomasville, GA., and Melanie (Will) Heard, Abbeville; two brothers, Duane Zimmerman, Topeka, KS and Darrell Zimmerman, Hayes, KS., 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Pallbearers were grandsons, Josh and Caleb Autrey, Brian and Paul Lawrence, Jacob Williams, Stephen and Hugh Dollar. 




DOROTHY ANN "DOT" CANTRELL

 February 22, 1944 ~ January 10, 2016


Funeral services for Dorothy Ann "Dot" Cantrell, age 71, of Abbeville, were held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 2 P.M., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Margaret Gibbs officiated and burial followed in Chester Chapel Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Cantrell died Sunday, January 10, at Medical Center Barbour after a sudden illness.  Born February 22, 1944 in Alabama, Dot was the daughter of the late Marvin and Eula Mavis Griggs Money.  She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Cantrell Sr.  She had lived in the Abbeville/Eufaula area for approximately 25 years and was a member of Chester Chapel Church.  Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Roger and Rose Cantrell, Gray Court, SC; two brothers, Raymond Money, Centerville, GA., and David Money, Ft. Valley, GA.; two sisters, Carolyn Hester and Martha Staples, both of Abbeville; a granddaughter, Emily Elizabeth Cantrell; and numerous nieces and nephews. 




JUDITH ANN "JUDY" CARR

 December 30, 1957 ~ December 18, 2015


 Mrs. Judith Ann "Judy" Carr, age 57, of Eufaula died Friday, December 18, 2015 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan after a sudden illness.  Visitation for Judy was held Sunday, December 20, at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Born December 30, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio, Judy was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Byers, Sr. and Yvonne Carol Cox Byers.  Worked as a treatment nurse at Crowne Health Care and enjoyed her job very much. Judy had been nursing for approximately 7 years.  Survivors include her husband, David Carr, Eufaula; 7 sons, Robert Wayne Sikes and Travis Ray Sikes, both of Eufaula, James Benjamin (Emily) Sikes, Thonotosassa, Fl., Bryant Lee (Amelia) Sikes, Plant City, Fl., Shawn Ryan (Kaitlyn) Sikes, Abbeville, Jerrod Arthur (Denise) Carr, Milwaukee, Wi, and Henry James Harris, Las Vegas, NV; 3 daughters, Kimberly Dawn Sikes (Shan Hart), Eufaula and Christi Rose Harris and Jennifer Marie Harris (Bill Grattage) all of Plant City; Father in law, and Mother in law, Robert Lee Carr Sr. and Alma Lee Carr, Arcadia, Fl; 4 brothers, Robert Lee Byers, Jr., Eufaula, David and Daniel Cantrell, both of Greenville, SC, and Michael Yoder, Easley, SC; 3 sisters, Theresa Byers and Pamela Rios, both of Valrico, FL. and Melissa Duncan, Greenville, SC; 2 sisters in law, Marla Jo Albury and Jouanna Lee Arnold, both of Lakeland, Fl., and a brother in law, Robert Lee Carr Jr., Croomacoochee, Fl.; and 17 grandchildren. 




WOODROW CORDELL 

September 2, 1943 ~ December 10, 2015


Funeral services for Mr. Woodrow David "Woody" Cordell, age 72, of Eufaula, were held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel, Eufaula.   Rev Brandon Turner officiated and burial followed in Creel Church Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Cordell officiating and Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Cordell died Thursday, December 10, at his home after a brave battle with cancer.  Born September 2, 1943 in Barbour County, Mr. Cordell was the son of the late Ruby J and Nellie C. Gulledge Cordell.  He was a carpenter all of his life and enjoyed fishing.  He visited and checked on his brother Rufus most every day.  He cared about his friends and family and checked on all of them often.  Survivors include his son, Tim and Katie Barnes, Shorterville; two brothers, Rufus (Josie) Cordell, Eufaula and Johnny (Susan) Cordell, Abbeville; two sisters Christene (Wayne) Brown, Edwin and Frances (Junior) Cordell, Texasville; a sister in law, Willie Nell Cordell; 6 grandchildren, Dakota Evans, Coleman Evans, Jake Evans, Crystal Littlefield, Paige Littlefield and Sean Littlefield, 4 great grandchildren, a special companion, Janet Sullivan, Eufaula, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Jr. Cordell, Pat Smith, Ronald Brown, Joel Cordell, Norman Cordell and Andy Cordell.The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Creel Cemetery Fund, % Donald Hartzog, 48 Creel Church Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016.





ROBERT CHARLES MERCHANT

September 30, 1936 ~ December 8, 2015


Funeral services for Mr. Robert Charles Merchant, age 79, of Clayton and formerly of Brewton were held Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  Bro. Bob Cox officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Merchant died Tuesday, December 8, at his home after a courageous  battle with cancer.  Born September 30, 1936 in Brewton, Mr. Merchant was the son of the late James Carr and Melissie Harris Merchant.  He had lived in Clayton since the early 80's .  He worked for T.R. Miller Company and when he moved to Clayton was employed by Louisiana Pacific Co. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and outdoors and was formerly a member of the Clayton Lions Club.  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Merchant, Clayton; two sons, James (Amanthia) Merchant, Brewton and Jim (Shelley) Parks, Clio;  five daughters, Gina (Kenny) Steele, Brewton, Debbie Moore and Vickey Caraway, both of Eufaula, Lisa (Steve) White, Georgia, and Susan (Ricky) McCall, Skipperville; six grandchildren and  four great grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Ricky McCall, Bobby Carpenter, Russell White, Keith Gutherie, John Canfield and John Green. 







                                                    LAVERN ALLEN "L.A."BROWN




HOWARD WESLEY MONEY

October 30, 1929 ~ December 1, 2015


Funeral services for Mr. Howard Wesley Money, age 86, of Abbeville will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2 P.M. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel, Eufaula.  Burial followed in White Oak United Methodist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mr. Money died Tuesday, December 1, at his home after a lengthy illness.  Born October 30, 1929 in Rose Hill, Mr. Money was the son of the late Charlie Washington and Martha Lusennie Grimes Money.  He was an aircraft and boat mechanic and moved with the aircraft company he worked for from Oklahoma to Newton, later returning to Oklahoma to be with family and back to retire in the Eufaula area in 1979.  He was a member of White Oak UMC.  Survivors include his wife, Juanita Money, Abbeville; three sons, Wesley Charles Money, Decatur, Richard Clay (Lynne) Money, Huntsville and Jerry Howard (Kim) Money, E. Memphis, TN.; a daughter, Penny Lee (Darren) Carter, Clayton; 11 grandchildren, Jesse Clay Money, Lance Bryant Money, Jennifer Katherine Carmack, Rebecca Lynne Hurley, Benjamin Thomas Money, William Campbell Walsh, Terri Elizabeth Money, Kelli Marie Money, Amanda Jolee Carter, Clifton Darren Carter and Mason Shane Carter; and 4 great grandchildren, Kaylee Alexis Goins, Jase Goins, Andrew Gage Carter and Eden Rose Carter.  Pallbearers were grandsons, Jesse, Lance, Clifton, Mason, Benjamin and Campbell.  The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 3054 C McGehee Rd., Montgomery, Al. 36111.




MELVA HAGLER GREEN

 October 14, 1924 ~ November 23, 2015


 Funeral services for Mrs. Melva Hagler Green, age 91, of Louisville, were held Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11 A.M. from the Louisville Baptist Church in Louisville.  Rev. Tim Callaway and Rev. R.C. Belcher officiated and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.   Mrs. Green died at her home Monday, November 23.  Born October 14, 1924 in Barbour County, Mrs. Green was the daughter of the late Cody Eugene and Estelle Cornelia Price Hagler.  She was preceded in death by her husband Victor O. Green in 2002.  Mrs. Green was also preceded in death by four siblings, Ila Mae Lee, Cody Dean Hagler, Tommie Eugenia Price and an infant Beatrice Hagler.  Mrs. Green was very active in her church as long as her health permitted.  She taught Sunday School at Louisville Baptist and before that at Mt. Zion Church for many years.  She and her sister Mae Lee went several times a week to nursing homes in Troy, Ozark, Union Springs, Abbeville and Eufaula to take church sermons to shut ins and visit with them. She worked at Phillips Van Heusen sewing factory and also Louisville Pecan Company for many years.  In her younger days she and her husband enjoyed fishing and she enjoyed gardening.  Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Roger and Frieda Green, Louisville and daughter and son in law, Glenda and Donald Dykes, Phenix City; four grandsons, Dale (Tracy) Green, Clint (Nicole) Green, Greg (Adicia) Dykes and Scott (Brooke) Dykes; eight great grandchildren, Brennan Green,  Will Green, Jesse Green, Cody (Alex) Dykes, Dylan Dykes, Chad Dykes, Tyler Dykes and Madelyn Dykes. Ask to serve as pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons.





 GLADYS REBECCA "BECKY"  ROGERS

July 4, 1949 ~ November 19, 2015


Funeral services for Becky Rogers, age 66, of Eufaula were held Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Hospice Chaplain Jody Haddan officiated and burial followed at Mt. Hebron Church Cemetery in Cuthbert, GA.with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mrs. Rogers died Thursday, November 19 at her residence after an extended illness.  Born July 4, 1949 in Barbour County, Becky was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Gladys Ponee Dykes Knight.  She was preceded in death by five siblings, Billy Knight, Bobbie Beal, Bradford Knight, Bernice Davenport and Jerry Knight; two grandchildren, Victor and Victoria Morris and a great granddaughter, Jennie Rai Green.  Becky lived most of her life in Barbour County.  She enjoyed sewing and made many wedding dresses and brides maids dresses for members of her family.  She enjoyed  and loved her horses and riding.  Survivors include her husband, Steve Rogers, Eufaula; four daughters, Deanna (Ismal) Muniz, Eufaula, Angie (Keith) Milner, Leesburg, GA, Sharon (Bo) Stuckey, Eufaula, and Kathy (James) Bingham, Leesburg, GA.; a step son, Steven Shane (Karen) Newman, Memphis, TN; a brother,, Benjamin Franklin (Audrey) Knight II, Eufaula; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  Active pallbearers were Bo Stuckey, Juan Morris, Ismael Muniz, Chris Sanborn, Cameron Sanborn, and Jeremy Sanborn. 





 DOROTHY BRUNISE HERRINGTON 

 November 10, 1943 ~ November 17, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Brunise Herrington, age 72, of Abbeville, were held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in (Almeria) Union Springs.  Rev. Donnie Earls officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mrs. Herrington died Tuesday, November 17 at her residence after an extended illness.  Born November 10, 1943 in Union Springs, Mrs. Herrington was the daughter of the late Amos Dixon Livingston and Alma Lois Whittington Livingston.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, "Bucky" Livingston, grandson, Timothy Reese, and great granddaughters, Jenna Greene and Anslee Duncan.  Survivors include two sons and a daughter in law, Derrell and Sherry Greene Jr., Eufaula and Jason Green, Abbeville; four daughters and three sons in law, Penny and Michael Mims, Gadsden, Donna and Bill Shurtz, Georgetown, GA., Robin and Mark Kilpatrick, Opelika and Vicki Faircloth, Abbeville; a brother and two sisters in law, Douglas and Donna Livingston, Ozark and Sara Livingston, Troy; and a sister and brother in law, Betty and Will Culpepper, Union Springs.  22 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.  Grandsons served as pallbearers



Anna Maude Williams

April 27, 1938 ~ November 14, 2015




Graveside services for Ms. Anna Williams, age 77, of Clayton were held Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Clayton Cemetery. Rev. Tom "Sonny" Musselman officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Ms. Williams died Saturday, November 14, at Limestone Health Facility in Athens after a courageous battle with cancer. Anna Martin Williams was born April, 27, 1938, the second of five daughter to Mack and Mildred Martin. She lived her entire life in Clayton, Alabama, graduating from Clayton High School. She attended Huntingdon College for three years before marrying. Several years later, she graduated with highest honors from Troy State University. Her next few years were spent teaching at Dixie Academy until she began working for the US Postal Service. As Clayton's postmaster for many years, Anna knew and could call by name everyone who lived in Clayton. Since retirement she has enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her sisters. Anna was raised in the Presbyterian Church and in her later years joined the Clayton United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a Biblical Scholar who loved the Bible and committed large portions of it to memory. Her many friends and family delighted inn her quick wit and ability to tell a good story. Anna is survived by her three sons from her previous marriage to Samuel Williams and their families: Mack Williams, of Clayton, Sam and Kristy Williams, of Banks, Garner and Lori Williams of Athens, and twelve grandchildren, Mack and Camille Williams, Wesley, Kyle, Lane, Sylvanna, Caleb, Samantha and Shyanne Williams and Page, Seth, and Leighanna Williams. She is also survived by four sisters; Milly Noah of Athens, Margaret Roberts of Warne, North Carolina, Alice Musselman of Abingdon, Virginia, and Dr. Leila Martin of Highlands, North Carolina, one niece and five nephews. asked to serve as pallbearers were Bob Anger, John Martin Jr., Marshall Williams III, Page Williams, Wesley Williams, and Mack Williams Jr.



BILLY GENE DANSBY SR

 April 13, 1943 ~ November 12, 2015


Funeral services for Mr. Billy Gene Dansby Sr., age 72, of Georgetown, were held Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bro. Davis Ray Roberts officiated and burial followed in Epworth Methodist Church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.   Mr. Dansby died Thursday, Nov. 12, at his home after an extended illness.   Born April 13, 1943 in Barbour County, Mr. Dansby was the son of the late Leonard and Mary Frances Carpenter Dansby.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Wanda Gail Dansby Smith.  Survivors include his son and daughter in law, Billy and Patricia Dansby Jr., Georgetown; a brother, Bobby Dansby, Columbus, Ga.; 6 grandchildren, Larry Dansby,   Allen Dansby, Amy Carr, Kayla Elmore, Richard Smith and Charles Smith; eleven great grandchildren. Asked to serve as pallbearers were Timothy Elmore, Allen Dansby, Allen Meyer, Sam Garrett, Billy Dansby and Larry Dansby. 





BEVERLY JEAN  MOODY 

February 18,1944 ~ November 2, 2015


Memorial services for Beverly Jean Moody, age 71, and more affectionately known as "Miss" Bev or Bev will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10 A.M. in the Chapel of Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula.  Hospice Chaplain Bob Johnson will officiate.  Bev died Monday, November 2, at her home surrounded by her girls and her husband Mike.  Born February 18, 1944 in Burlington, Iowa, Bev was the daughter of Ralph and Geraldine Neal.  She was preceded in death by a daughter Chrissy Golden, a brother, Ralph Neal and a sister, Pat Dickey.  Bev worked as a bartender for over forty years in Dothan and Eufaula.  She will be remembered by many from the Ramada Inn in Dothan, the Creek, Airport, Mr. G's, Baileys and Seasons in Eufaula.  Bev enjoyed people and crossed many lives in her job. She will be remembered for her dry wit.  Bev was a friend to many and loved by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband Michael Moody, Abbeville, four daughters, Tammy (Frank) McGlamory, Marianna, Fl., Cari Moore, Eufaula, Teresa (Danny) Garner, Danville, AL, and Tabitha (Rob) Delaney, Panama City, Fl.;  a brother, Dennis (Kathy) Neal, San Diego, CA.; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Patton, Joey Moats, Ronnie Grantham, Cody Delaney, Chase Walker and John Bush.  Bev ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 1512 W. Main St., Dothan, Al. 36301.  This was her way of saying thank you to Hope and Sara for all their love and excellent care. 




 JAMES MURRAY WARR 

 May 8, 1927 ~ October 23, 2015


Funeral services for Mr. James Murray Warr, age 88, of Clayton were held Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 2 P.M. from the Clayton United Methodist Church in Clayton.  Rev. Joe McKinney  officiated and burial  followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Warr died Friday, October 23, at his residence after an extended illness.  Born May 8, 1927 in Clayton, Mr. Warr was the son of the late Clarence Sylvester and Myrtle L. Hodges Warr.   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles and Gene Warr and a sister, Bevie Ann Polhemus.  After he completed his junior year at Clayton High School in 1945 he joined the U.S. Army.  While stationed in Mannheim, Germany, Murray was one of approximately 30 in charge of overseeing 900 Polish guards that guarded over 5, 000 SS Troops. At that time Murray was the driver for Lt. Phillips who participated in the execution of the ones found guilty at the Nuremberg Trials.  Eleven were found guilty but only ten were hanged and Goring committed suicide by taking the cyanide pill.   Murray witnessed the eleven bodies being put in two trucks and followed the trucks to Dachau Prison and watched the bodies being put into crematoriums to be burned. Later he was assigned as a security guard on two semi trucks making a trip to Bremen Port, Germany. On the return trip, the truck Murray was in skidded on ice and turned over several times down a mountain side and crashed into flames. Everyone managed to jump to safety except Murray.  The truck cab was crushed in on top of him with a carbine between his legs.  A German managed to climb up the mountain and pull Murray to safety.  (Murray's head injury was not diagnosed until he was in the Navy.  He lived with violent headaches and blackouts for years. He had a basal fracture and petit mal seizures.) Within a nine day trip Murray was shipped to Ft. Dix, NJ to be discharged at the convenience of the U.S. Government.  This was the year of 1947.Murray returned to Clayton with a disability discharge and enrolled at Clayton High School and graduated in 1948.  After graduation he enrolled at Auburn University taking accounting. In 1949, while at Auburn, Murray joined the U.S. Navy to serve during the Korean War.  He was stationed at Brooklyn Navy Yard and was assigned to a destroyer where he trained reservist on  three week shakedown cruises. The destroyer was turned over to the Italian Navy in 1951. Then he was assigned a to a tugboat that went to Kuwait for nine months. The duty was to do the sonar for the National Geological Survey out of Niece, France. After completion he returned to the U.S.  Murray continued to serve the U.S. Navy at Ft. Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He went out with government scientists to retrieve umbrella mines that were dropped  by jet planes. In 1953 Murray was discharged with a 10 % medical disability due to an ulcerated stomach which was the result of chronic sea sickness. He received a total disability of 40%  many years later. Murray returned to Clayton and attended Wallace Technical College and finished with a degree in accounting. Upon graduation he immediately started work with Alabama Department of Revenue. Jim Folsom was governor at that time.  Murray served as a revenue examiner for 30 years before retiring.  Twenty of those years he served as a Foreign Audit Specialist. He traveled all over the United States auditing large companies that owed taxes to Alabama. After retiring, Murray was elected to the Barbour County Board of Education. While serving on the Board of Education Murray served as President for many years. He was instrumental in helping the Board operate with a positive financial budget. The board was able to upgrade classrooms and technology. The school board got free from the Federal Regulations they had been under for many decades. They became compliant with the state regulations by having one million dollars in the bank.  During Murray's tenure, he adopted the Comer School until the new district lines were drawn. Murray was instrumental in drawing the new district lines which saved the school board approximately $10,000, in lawyer fees.  Murray was a member of the Alabama Association of School Boards. He attended 61 conferences, earned 301 hours of curriculum courses and achieved Master Level in 1991. To achieve Master Level you have to earn 100 hours of core courses. This includes Alabama Education Law. Murray was elected and served 24 years on the Barbour County Board of Education. While serving on the Board of Education, Murray came out of retirement and at the age of 75 he went back to work with the Alabama Department of Revenue. He was hired under the Drop Program as a Revenue Examiner. Murray added eight more years to his career with the Alabama State Department of Revenue. He retired once again in March 2009. Survivors include his wife, Belle Warr, Clayton; 5 sons, Jimmy Warr, Eufaula, Larry Schonfarber, Monroe, LA., Tony Schonfarber, Canada; Sterling Schonfarber, Harriman, TN., and Rusty Warr, Montgomery; 2 daughters, Bridgett Carter, Clio and Adrienne Schonfarber, Clayton; a brother, Bobby Warr, Clayton; 2 sisters, Jeanette Norton, Milton FL., and Clariece Elmore, Thomasville, GA.; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.   Ask to serve as pallbearers were Eddie Redmond, Frank Person, Billy Beasley, Jamey Williams, Marcus Tyre and Bob Warr.   Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Williams and Marshall Williams Jr.  The family accepted flowers or suggest donations to the DAV Barbour County Chapter #40, 118 Pebble Beach Dr., Eufaula, Al. 36027, Alzheimer's Resource Center, 1314 Westgate Pkwy. #2, Dothan, Al. 36303.






 ALBERT DENT RICHARDS 

June 5, 1935 ~ October 21, 2015


Albert Dent Richards, age 80, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at his residence after a well fought battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Louisville United Methodist Church.  Rev. Ralph Wooten will officiate and burial will follow in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton and again one hour prior to services at the church.Dent was born June 5, 1935 in Russellville, Al. to the late Albert Oscar and Lillian Francis Dent Richards. He attended Alabama  Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) where he earned a degree in Business Administration and was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.  Dent married Rita Claire Whigham of Louisville and they were stationed in Ft. Sill, OK.  He served a tour of duty as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and later was a Captain in the National Guard. Dent retired from the State of Alabama as a Supervisor of Examiners of Public Accounts.  He was a good friend and a positive presence everywhere he went.  Dent enjoyed deep sea fishing and spent many hours taking his friends, children and grandchildren out, always making sure everyone had a successful day on the water. He also enjoyed working on the farm and taking care of the cattle.  He enjoyed watching and encouraging his grandchildren in their sporting events.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Rita Claire, parents, Albert and Lillian Richards and his brother, Bob Richards of Russellville, Al. He is survived by his sons, Jeff Richards (Sandra) of Eufaula and Alan Richards (Lisa) of Dothan; five grandchildren, Dent Richards, Caroline Richards, Holt Richards, Mary Leigh Richards and Devan Hale; one great grandchild, Addie. The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Louisville Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 125, Louisville, Al. 36048 or the Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Atlanta, GA. 3030







                                                      Thelma Crumpton

                                              July 4, 1937- October 11, 2015






JIMMY A.  GREEN 

 November 19, 1948 ~ October 9, 2015


Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Alvin Green, age 66, of Clayton, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2015 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Jimmy Green and Gary Simon officiated  funeral services and burial followed in Bethlehem Church Cemetery with Bro Don Highland officiating, Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Green died Friday, October 9 at his residence after an extended illness.  Jimmy was born November 19, 1948 in Louisville, Alabama to the late Lester Alvin and Ruby Frances Bradley Green. He held several jobs throughout his life but he loved law enforcement the most.  He worked with the Barbour County Sheriff's Department for 17 years and also with the Louisville Police Department.  He was a Louisville City Councilman for many years.  Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kimberly Leigh Green, a sister, Elaine Cullifer, and a nephew, Scott McLaney.  Survivors include his wife, Sanna Faye Green, Clayton; a daughter, Leslie Pelham (Keith), Eufaula; a son, Felton Green, Eufaula; two step sons, Randy Martin II (Patricia), Jacksonville, FL., and Mikel Martin, Cocoa, FL; his sister, Dianne Green, Eufaula; seven grandchildren, Kalen Green, Robbie Thomas, Joey, Austin and Justin Jeffrey, Randy Lane Martin III and Noah James Martin; a great granddaughter, Lyla Faye Green; nieces Sheila Erwin (Michael), Frannie Prestwood (Josh); nephew, Gene Medley (Teresa); great nephews, Grant Baker, Noah, Bradley and Braden Prestwood, Jessie Erwin and Wayne Medley; great nieces, Josie Erwin and Haley Medley and numerous friends.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Bob Sewell, Shug Roland, Allen Lane, Thomas Hudson, Jay Fenn, Ricky Burnham, Tommy Horne and Blayne Sewell. The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Bethlehem Church Cemetery Fund, % Dean Brown, 298 Pratts Station Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016.




WINZERA ADRIANNE JONES

September 21, 1974 ~ October 7, 2015


Memorial services for Ms. Winzera Adrianne Jones, age 41, of Eufaula, were held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Eufaula. Rev. Gerald Caryl-Gordon officiated and burial followed in Epworth Church Cemetery.  Ms. Jones died Wednesday, Oct. 7 at her residence after an extended illness. Born September 19, 1974 in Anchorage, Alaska, Winzera was the daughter of the late William Adrian Jones Jr. and Wancha  Kim Walker.  She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William A. Jones Sr. and Ruby Vivian Jones, an uncle, Barry Ward Jones and a nephew, Jonathan Dulkiewicz. She had lived in Eufaula since 2012 coming from North Carolina.  Survivors include two daughters, Winzera Celeste Jones, Marion, Al., and Lorna Adrianne Jones, Clayton; three sisters, Wanda Marie Marner and Wendy K. Dulkiewicz, both of Eufaula and Willow Jones, Fayetteville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews. 




ELSIE SWANGER JONES

July 20, 1936 ~ October 2, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie S. Jones, age 79, of Morgantown, WV and formerly of Georgetown, GA. were held at 11 A.M.,  Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula with Rev. David Dunn officiating.  Visitation for Mrs. Jones was held from 9A.M. until service time at the funeral home.  Private burial followed at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.  Mrs. Jones died Friday, Oct. 2 in Morgantown, WV. Born July 20, 1936 in Newnan, GA., Mrs. Jones was one of 13 children born to John Andrew and Letha Steele Swanger.  She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Houston Jones in November 2010.  Survivors include four sons, Benjamin R. (Cindy) Jones, Bryson City, NC, Mark W. (Melody) Jones,  Michael L. Jones, and Steven D. (Tamara) Jones, all of Bradenton, FL.; two daughters, Debra Ann Martin, Tarpon Springs, FL., and Tammy D. (Charles) White, Morgantown, WV; a sister, Carolyn Reed, Phenix City, AL.; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.                                  




BOBBIE SUE WESTBROOK 

                                  September 28, 1935 ~ September 28, 2015                                   


Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Sue Westbrook, age 80, of Texasville, were held Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2 P.M. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Rev. Dan Capp Jr. officiated and the eulogy was given by Luke Westbrook.  Burial followed in the Corinth Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Westbrook died Monday, Sept. 28 at her home after a lengthy illness.  Born September 28, 1935 in Henry County, Mrs. Westbrook was one of twelve children born to the late William Shellie and Mary Trawick Smith.  She lived in Henry County until she married her husband of 64 years, Mack Donald Westbrook.  They moved to Texasville and she lived out her life there.  Mrs. Westbrook enjoyed cooking and quilting and worked at Superior Pecan Company in Eufaula for over 40 years.  She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 6 sisters, Marvin, Ed, Ernest and Bill Smith and Lucy Mae Smith, Hettie Hutto, Willo Dean Bush, Carolyn Wills, Katherine Wilkinson and Dorothy Smith, and a daughter in law, Sharon F. Westbrook.  Survivors include her husband, Mack D. Westbrook, one son, Donald Westbrook, both of Texasville; two daughters, Judy Price (Bobby), Texasville and Maxine Johnson (Rex), Haleburg; a sister, Inez Bailey, Abbeville; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Patrick and Craig Price, Clay and Jared Johnson, Dennis Wills, Rickie Wilkinson and Matthew and Josh Westbrook.




DEBORAH ANN RICHARDS

May 31, 1962 ~ September 25, 2015       


Funeral services for Ms. Deborah Ann Richards, age 53, of Rentz, were held Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3 P.M. (CDT), at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, AL.  Rev. Matt Helms and Rev. Lewis Adkinson officiated and burial followed in the Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, GA, with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Ms. Richards died Friday, September 25 at Dodge County Hospital in Eastman, GA. after a lengthy illness. Born May 31, 1962 in Cuthbert, Ga., Deborah was the daughter of Bobby June and Sammy Holmes of Eufaula, AL. and Robert Clarence Richards.  She is also survived by her significant other, James Evans, Rentz, GA., and a brother Tim Richards, Clayton, AL.                         




VICTORIA  WATSON   


 Victoria Watson, beloved sister, aunty and friend, died on September 12, 2015 in Eufaula Alabama.The youngest of seven children, Vicki was born on the family farm in Limerick, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Parents Mary and John Oncescu instilled a proud Romanian heritage in their children. She is survived by her sister Jeannie Killam and brother John Oncescu as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Dewey Watson as well as siblings George, Ann, Nick and Eleanor. During a visit to the United States she met her husband-to-be Dewey Watson.  They settled in Darlington, South Carolina where they owned and operated a car dealership. Upon retirement they moved to Georgetown, Georgia. Vicki was a devoted and loving wife.Vicki enjoyed her church family, bunco friends, canasta and exercise pals. She was a kind person with a strong faith and a keen wit. Loved by many.Visitation is scheduled at 10:00 AM on October 1 with funeral services following at 11:00 AM at St James Episcopal Church in Eufaula, Reverend Drake Whitelaw officiating.   Burial follows at 1:00 PM at Rocky Mount Church cemetery in Baker Hill. Memorial contributions may be sent to Rocky Mt. United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, % Lurlene Houston, 230 Jack Hightower Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016Special thanks to staff and residents at River Oaks Assisted Living who brought great joy to her life as well as to Dr Oakley and Dr Surber for their exceptional care.When asked if there was anything she needed she always replied ‘only a few kind words’.Rest in peace.Thanks to Kent Funeral Home.




MAE  H. LEE 

June 6, 1929 ~ August 12, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Hagler Lee, age 86, of Auburn and formerly of Louisville were held Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 2 P.M. at Louisville Baptist Church.  Rev. Tim Callaway officiated and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Lee died Wednesday, August 12, at Cambridge Place in Opelika after an extended illness.  Born June 6, 1929 in Louisville, Mrs. Lee was the daughter of the late Cody Eugene Hagler and Estelle Cornelia Price Hagler.  She had lived most of her life in Louisville  except the years she traveled with her late husband, Benjamin Herbert Lee, during his time in the military.  Mrs. Lee had lived the past seven years in the Auburn/Opelika area due to health reasons.  Mrs. Lee was a member of Louisville Baptist Church where she was very active in earlier years.  She was a Sunday School and Training Union teacher for many years and she and her sister, Melva Green, visited numerous nursing homes in the area every month for fourteen years.   Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 3 siblings, Cody Dean Hagler, Tommie Eugenia Price and infant Beatrice Hagler.  Survivors include her two sons, Jack Eugene Lee, Auburn, and Benjamin Perry (Barbara) Lee, Louisville;  her sister, Melva  Georgene Green, Louisville; 3 grandchildren, Brian Lee, Brandon Lee, and Britteni Lee; and 4 great grandchildren, Landon Domino, Alayna Lee, Bryson Lee and Zelda Williams.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Lee Fenn, Roger Green, Clint Green, Donald Dykes, Randy Sanders and Homer Hinson



                                              James Thomas Methvin

                                         May 16, 1932 ~ August 9, 2015


James Thomas Methvin of Bradenton, Florida passed on August 9, 2015 at age 83. He was born on May 16, 1932, in Atlanta, Georgia. Master Sergeant James Methvin retired after 20 years in the United States Air Force. He and his wife Nancie then opened the Stanwix Heights Market in Rome, New York, before his second retirement 27 years later to Bradenton, Florida. James was active with the Disabled Veterans Association in Rome, NY, serving as Commander for several years. Besides his family, he loved poker, fishing, hunting, and his Corvette. James is survived by his daughters, Pamela Larimer, married to William Coon of North Carolina, Kimberly Mehalick married to Michael of Maryland, Shelley Reilley of Florida, and Rosemary Pollard of New York. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Andrew Methvin, Megan Hardison, Patrick Reilley, Katie Reilley, James Mehalick, Mathew Mehalick, and Elizabeth Mehalick. He also leaves a great granddaughter, Syndey Claire Hardison. James is survived by three siblings; John Bennet Methvin (Ruby) of Eufaula, Al. Ray William Methvin (Jewel) of Eufaula, Al., Kenneth Kelley Methvin (Tennie) of Tallahassee, Fl., and his sister in laws; Geraldine Methvin of Eufaula, Al., Rose Parisi of Rome, NY., and Sheila Brill (James) of Rome NY. He leaves behind loving nieces and nephews, and many friends. He is preceded by his wife of 54 years, Nancie Felice Methvin, his son Phillip, his sister Vivian Jeanette Tetro, and his brothers Joseph Milton, and Jerry Lynn



 MILDRED P.  BAKER

 August 14, 1924 ~ August 5, 2015


Funerals services for Mrs. Mildred P. Baker, age 90, of Auburn and formerly of Louisville, were held Friday, August 7, 2015 at Pine Level Baptist Church in Louisville.  Pastor Don Highland officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Baker died Wednesday, August 5, at Arbor Springs Health and Rehab in Auburn after an extended illness.  Born August 14, 1924 in Louisville, Mrs. Baker was the daughter of the late John Ennis Pippins and Barbara Leola Day Pippins.  She lived most of her life in Louisville and approximately twenty years ago moved to Lee County.  She was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church.  Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Kenneth and Teresea Baker, Louisville; four daughters and three sons in law, Robbie Girdean and John T. Pate, Arlington, TX, Shirley A. Glisson, Waverly Hall, GA., Kathleen B and Bobby Joe Greene, Opelika, and Judy B. and Darrell McLaney, Ozark; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.Ask to serve as pallbearers were Douglas McCullar, Allen Bridges, Danny Carraway, James Carraway, Chris Baker and Dwain Hamm. 








DON  SPIVEY 

November 1, 1942 ~ August 3, 2015


Funerals services for Mr. Don Spivey, age 72, of Louisville were held Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11 A.M. at the Clayton Baptist Church.  Rev. Bill Brown officiated and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Spivey died Monday, August 3, at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after a lengthy illness.  Born November 1, 1942 in Louisville, Mr. Spivey was the son of the late Corbitt Dewey and Julia Pearl Horn Spivey.  He lived all of his life in Louisville where he met and married his wife of 50  years, Linda  Spivey.  He was a brick mason by trade and later became a windshield repairman.  Don and Linda enjoyed square dancing and he was a fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Auburn Tigers.  But his favorite team was the one he was watching that his grandchild was on.  He enjoyed watching them  play sports.  Survivors include his wife, Linda Spivey, Louisville; two sons and daughters in law, Kevin and Lana Spivey, Clayton and Keith and Beverly Spivey, Louisville; a daughter and son in law, Kim and Kyle Casey, Ozark;  two sisters, Frances Boyd, Clayton and Myrtle Norman, Montgomery; seven grandchildren, Kenton Spivey, Catherine Spivey, Mary Linda Spivey, Drew Spivey, Jodie Spivey, Kole Casey and Konner Casey; his caretaker, Charlie Wright and special pet, Bo.The family  accepted  flowers or suggest donations be made to the Louisville Cemetery Fund, % City Hall, P.O. Box 125, Louisville, Al. 36048. 




SHARON FAIRCLOTH WESTBROOK  

 April 23, 1961 ~ July 13, 2015


 


Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Faircloth Westbrook, age 54, of Texasville will be held Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1 P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church in Abbeville.  Rev. Alan Capps will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.   Burial will follow in the Louisville Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Benefield officiating.  Visitation for Sharon will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening July 16 at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton.   Sharon died at her residence surrounded by her family, Monday evening, July 13, after a lengthy illness.  Born April 23, 1961 in Louisville,  Sharon was the daughter of Thomas Faircloth of Clayton and the late Virginia Faircloth.  She was also preceded in death by a sister Caron Alece Faircloth.  Sharon enjoyed crocheting, cross stitching, working puzzles and fishing.  She was a true homemaker and loved cooking and baking. Survivors along with her father include her father and mother in law, Mack and Bobbie Sue Westbrook, Texasville; her husband, Donald Westbrook, three sons and a daughter in law, Matthew, Joshua and Luke and Miranda Westbrook all of Texasville; a sister, Carol Casey, Ariton; three brothers, Gerald Faircloth, Nashville, Tn., Bobby Faircloth, Kannapolis, NC and Ronald Faircloth, Laurel, Ms.; a granddaughter, McKenzie Grace Westbrook and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Clay Johnson, Jared Johnson, Ethan Casey, Bernie Miller, John Thomas Faircloth,  Alan Cochran and Craig Price.  The family is accepting flowers or suggest donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500. Chicago, Il.  60606





EMILE ELZEAR "BLACKIE" HEBERT

December 3, 1929 ~ July 1, 2016


Graveside services with military honors for Mr. Emile "Blackie" Hebert, age 85, of Clayton were held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Louisville.  Pastor Don Highland officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Hebert died suddenly Wednesday, July 1, in Vermontville, Michigan.  Born December 3, 1929 in Lowell, Mass. Mr. Hebert was the son of the late Elzear Hebert and Alice Frechette Hebert.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.  Mr. Hebert and his wife Wanda had lived in Clayton since July 2006 coming from Florida.  He had several hobbies but enjoyed having coffee with the men at Canfields Bakery.  Survivors include his wife, Wanda Jean Hebert, Clayton; two step sons, Max Rodeman and Randy Rodeman; four grandchildren, Kimberly Lawhead, Christina Brower, Kelly Flory and Dennis Rodeman; several great  and great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.    



BILLY MACK WOODHAM

July 27, 1939 ~ June 27, 2015


Graveside services for Mr. Billy Mack Woodham, age 75 of Eufaula and formerly of Clio, were held Monday, June 29, 2015 at 3 P.M. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Louisville.  Bro. Davis Ray Roberts officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mr. Woodham  died suddenly Saturday, June 27, at Medical Center Barbour after a brief illness.  Born July 27, 1939 in Barbour County, Mr. Woodham was the son of the late James Ivy and Mary Edna Teal Woodham.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Williams Woodham, a daughter, Darlene Woodham and three grandchildren, Tabitha, Jeffrey and Dean Dykes.  Survivors include two daughters and a son in law, Betty Jo Jernigan and Mary and Greg Scott; a brother, Melvin Woodham; three grandchildren, Timothy Arnold, Joseph and Morgan Scott. 



DAVID MORRISON

January 10, 1952 ~ June 13, 2015


Graveside services for Mr. Virgil David Morrison, age 63, of Clayton were held Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10 A.M. from Rocky Mt. United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bakerhill.  Rev. Bill Brown officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  David died suddenly on Saturday, June 13, at his home.  Born January 10, 1952 in Eufaula, David was the son of the late James Leelie and Nettie Marie "Mary" Finch Morrison.  He attended numerous Baptist churches in the area.  Survivors include two brothers and sisters in law, John M. and Martha Morrison, Clayton, and Jim and Leigh Morrison II, Prattville; two sisters and brothers in law, Jeanette and Bill Hutchinson and Linda and Jim Bennett, all of Clayton; and numerous nieces and nephews. 




MATHEL LEE SMITH

                                    March 24, 1930 ~ June 8, 2015                                  


Memorial services for Mr. Mathel Lee Smith, age 85, of Georgetown, Ga., were held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2 P.M. (EDT), at New Harvest Worship Center in ft. Gaines, Ga. Bro. Bill Sanders officiated. Mr. Smith died Monday, June 8,  at his home after a lengthy illness.  Born March 24, 1930 in Rhine, Dodge County, GA., Mr. Smith was the son of the late Willie and Maggie Mae Fuller Smith.  He had lived in the Georgetown area for the past 47 years.  He was of the Baptist  faith.  Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Randy Lee Smith and a granddaughter, Angel Smith.   Survivors include his wife, Macie Smith, Georgetown; an aunt, Loye Loginvill;  2 sons, Vernon Dee (Pat) Smith and Ronald Mabrey;  2 daughters, Debra Ward and Shirley (Bobby) Garrett; 8 grandchildren, Keith Smith, Nicholas Smith, Jacob Smith, Lisa Hagler, Rosemary Carter, Ronald Mabrey Jr., Robert Garrett and Wright Weeks; 14 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. The family suggest memorial donations be made in memory of Mathel Lee Smith to New Harvest Youth Ministry, Ft. Gaines, Ga. 



JAMES RAYMOND KESSLER, SR.

May 11, 1930 ~ June 7, 2015



Funeral services for Mr. James Raymond Kessler, Sr., age 85, of Enterprise and formerly of Clayton were held Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 3 P.M. at the Clayton Baptist Church.  Rev. Bill Brown officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Kessler died Sunday, June 7, at Medical Center Enterprise after an extended illness.  Born May 11, 1930 in Sheffield, Alabama, Mr. Kessler was the son of the late George and Clara Magdalene Augustine Kessler. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bobbie Andrews Kessler.  Mr. Kessler had lived in Enterprise since 2007 coming from Clayton.  He attended Clayton Baptist Church.  Mr. Kessler owned and operated the Clayton Drug Company in Clayton for 37 years before his retirement.  He enjoyed target shooting.  Survivors include his wife, Ann Kessler, Clayton; two sons and daughters in law, J. Raymond and Teresa Kessler, Notasulga, Al., and Edward Michael and Mandi Kessler, Prattville, Al.; two daughters and sons in law, Aleta Ann and Bobby Robinson, Forsyth, GA., and Ellen Elizabeth and John McLean, Enterprise, Al.;  and six grandchildren, Becky R. Lyda, Beth Robinson, Jay and Kelsey McLean, and Sophia and Elise Kessler.  Active pallbearers were Jay McLean, John McLean, Bobby Robinson, Mark Nix, Adam Nix, and Kenny Shepard.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Gutherie, Wally  Harrington, Bob Ball, Lee Dunn and Billy Mac Gulledge.  The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made in memory of Mr. Kessler to the Clayton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 129, Clayton, Al. 36016



JAMES ARTHUR GREENE

October 19, 1925 ~ May 28, 2015


James A. Greene Sr., age 89, a resident of Prattville, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 31, at 2:00 at Prospect Baptist Church, Clayton, AL with Pastor Hollis Ritter officiating.  Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 at the church.  Born October 19, 1925, James was the son of the late Colley and Mary Elizabeth Beaty Greene. James was a WWII Navy  veteran and worked in farming.  He enjoyed  spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren going fishing, playing dominoes and watching them play sports.  He is survived  by daughter Dolores Taylor and husband Kenny, Prattville; son Jim Greene and wife Jean, Montgomery;  daughter JoAnn Homan and husband Ken, Wetumpka;  a sister, Frances Green, Clayton; five grandchildren, Laura Baker, Carla Cox, Nathan Colvett, Kevin Greene, Melissa Nelson, great grandchildren Courtney Baker Mathis, Whitney Baker, Hunter and Austin Cox, Bradee Colvett, Konner Parham,  Kayden and Emorie Nelson, and one great-great grandson John Cade Mathis.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of James Greene to Prospect Church Cemetery Fund, 1019 County Rd. 43, Clayton, AL 36016.



CHRISTINE   ANNE   JERNIGAN

February 20, 1946 ~ May 28, 2015


Mrs. Christine Anne Jernigan, age 69, of Eufaula died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Noland Hospital in Dothan after a brief illness.  Memorial services were held Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Stephen Doss officiating.  Born February 20, 1946 in Thetford, England, Mrs. Jernigan was the daughter of the late John Allen and Pamela Peake Gable.  She had lived in Eufaula since 1973 coming from Lordsburg, New Mexico.  She was a wonderful cook and homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, Donald Jernigan, Eufaula; a son and daughter in law, Robert and Vicky Guinn, Leesburg, GA; two daughters and a son in law, Shelley Anne Guinn, Eufaula and Pam and Mark Williams, Davenport, FL; two sisters, Janet Howard, Sylvester, Ga. and Barbara Jean Bradshaw, Jacksonville, NC. two grandsons, Bobby and Ross Guinn, five great grandchildren, a cousin, Roy (Chris) Garrad, Norwich Norfolk, UK; and numerous nieces and nephews. 



 JAMES HIRAM  STEPHENS

November 9, 1951 ~ May 26, 2015


Mr. James Hiram Stephens, age 63, of Eufaula passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Visitation for Mr. Stephens was held Thursday evening, May 28, from 6 until 8 p.m., at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula.  Born November 9, 1951 in Gadsden Alabama, Mr. Stephens was the son of the late Jacob Daniel and Louise Jones Stephens.  He had lived in the Eufaula area for the past 26 years coming from Gadsden.  Mr. Stephens was a retired corrections officer with the State of Alabama Department of Corrections. He worked in St. Claire County and retired from Bullock County.  He enjoyed gardening, and fishing and was an avid Alabama football fan.  He loved having fun - living life to the fullest and his grandkids. Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Stephens and a nephew, Will Stephens.  Survivors include his wife, Cathy Stephens, Eufaula; two sons and daughters in law, Brent and Lisa Stephens, Buford, Ga., and Todd and Vickie Stephens, Dothan, Al.; a daughter, Carrie Stephens, Eufaula; three brothers, Tommy (Jacqueline) Stephens, Don (Shirley) Stephens and Mickey Stephens all of Southside, Al.; seven grandchildren, Maegan, Jacob, Sara, Colbey, Lucas, Eva and Will and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him so.  



JOHNNIE THOMAS WALDEN 

                                January 14, 1957 ~ May 25, 2015                                 


Cherished brother and friend Johnnie Thomas Walden of Eufaula, Alabama, joined his parents, James and Sofie Walden, in heaven on May 25, 2015.Born January 14, 1957, Johnnie lit up the world with his wide smile and lightning-fast sense of humor. He could fix anything from automotive engines to a leaky roof and knew how to build just about anything from the ground up. A longtime truck driver, Johnnie was known for his unparalleled physical strength and incredible resolve. He loved Alabama football, working on home-improvement projects, lounging poolside, gardening, rocking out to his Kid Rock albums, and—most of all—his family. Johnnie loved unconditionally and possessed the uncanny ability to forgive without stipulation, always taking great joy in watching those closest to him flourish in both their personal and professional lives. He is survived by his brothers, Jimmy Walden, Edward Walden, and David Walden; his sisters, Mary Caton, Glenda Wagner, Linda Thrasher, and Hellen Hammond; his sister-in-law, Philly Walden; brother-in-law, Greg Thrasher, brother-in-law, Dale Hammond; nephews, Dean Caton, Tony Norwood, Lee Walden, Chris Wagner, Dwayne Wagner, Mathew Wagner, and Chad Hammond; and nieces, Brandy Hammond, Kylie Hammond, Jamie McFaden, Katie Walden, Haley Thrasher, and McKenzie Thrasher; as well as a host of other close relatives and friends. We will commemorate Johnnie’s vibrant life with a visitation at Epworth United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 30, from 2pm to 4pm. His funeral will be held at 4 pm at the church and burial will follow at the church cemetery with Rev. Jerry Caryl-Gordon officiating and Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. 



SARA  ANN GRIFFIN

                                       September 4, 1958 ~ May 24, 2015                                       


Funeral services for Miss Sara Ann Griffin, age 56, of Montgomery were held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church in Clayton.  Rev. Ron Jackson officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Miss Griffin died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at her parents' home in Clayton after an extended battle with cancer.  Born September 4, 1958 in Pike County, Sara was the daughter of the late Minchener Griffin and Sybil and Mike Miller of Clayton.  She  had lived the past 30 years in Montgomery and worked in retail grocery stores there.  She was a member of Pleasant Plains Church.  Survivors include her parents, Mike and Sybil Miller, Clayton; a sister and brother in law, Kate and Bill Curry, Thompson Station, TN; a uncle, Alfred Madaris, Walnut Hill, FL.; four nieces, Heather, Samantha, Bridgett and Sabrina and two great nieces, Malia and Shayla.   




BETTY BAXLEY BOWDEN

June 8, 1934 ~ May 21, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Baxley Bowden age 80 of Clayton, were held Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11 A.M. at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church on County Road 53 in Clayton.  Rev. Ron Jackson and Bro. Charles Goldsmith officiated and the eulogy was given by Robert "Bob" McMath.  Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directed.  Mrs. Bowden died Thursday, May 21 at her home after a lengthy illness.Born June 8, 1934 in the Five Points area of Barbour County, Mrs. Bowden was the daughter of the late Marvin and Mae Belle Helms Baxley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bunyan Bowden and a brother, R.C. Baxley.  Mrs. Bowden held many jobs in her 80 years.  She was a bus driver, she worked for Bowden Egg Farms, and was the secretary for Bowden Trucking for many years.  She served on the hostess committee and the cemetery committee at Pleasant Plains Church for many years.  She was a homemaker for her husband and three girls and enjoyed putting up out of door holiday decorations.  But, "Ms. Betty" was widely known for her Brunswick Stew.  Survivors include her daughters, Betty "Libby" Bramlett (James), Richland, Ga., Frances K. Morris (George Larry), Clayton, Al. and Peggy B. Faircloth (Thomas Gerald), Nashville, Tn.; four sisters, Ruby Britt (O.B.), Deatsville, Al., Linda Alexander (Carl), Brasleton, Ga., Martha Green (LaDon), Montgomery, Al., and Mary Evelyn Faulk, Fredericksburg, VA.; a sister in law, Selene Baxley, Louisville, Al.; three grandchildren, Beth Erica Granberry (Michael), John Thomas Faircloth, and J.R. Morris; four great grandchildren, Lynsey Granberry, Jeffrey, Amy and April Morris; and one great great grandchild, Mason Granberry.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Aaron Green, Jordan Green, Charles Bowden, Jr., Eddie Davis, Ted Baxley and Robert Tomlin.  The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Pleasant Plains Church Cemetery, % Frances Morris, 251 Bowden Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016 or Gentiva Hospice, 2740 Headland Ave., Dothan Al. 36303



 

SARAH ANN BURNS PITTMAN

December 28, 1952 ~ May 10, 2015 


Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann Burns Pittman, age 62, of Eufaula, were held Wednesday, May 13,  2015 at 2 P.M. at Eufaula Church of God. Rev. Jimmy Sowell and Rev. Judy Britt officiated and burial followed in Sardis Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Clayton with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Mrs. Pittman died Sunday, May 10, at her home after an extended illness.  Born December 28, 1952 in Eufaula, Mrs. Pittman was the daughter of the late Charlie Lee Burns and Mary Nell Suggs Gibson.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Carol "Sissy" Phillips.  Sarah enjoyed her family and especially her grandkids and loved cooking for them.  She was a member of Eufaula Church of God.   Survivors include her husband, Mickey Pittman; a son and daughter in law, Wayne and Jennifer Pittman; two daughters and sons in law, April and Jimmy Ingram and Nikki and Shang Jarvis all of Eufaula; a brother and sister in law, Danny and Georgia Gibson of Eufaula; a sister and brother in law, Martha and Johnny Morrison, Clayton; and a brother in law, Carl Phillips, Eufaula; 7 grandchildren, Jerad Ingram, Cheyenne Ingram, Dallas Ingram, Dakota Ingram, Logan Pittman, Kendel Pittman and Trace Jarvis and two great grandchildren, Austyn Garrett and Jackson Ingram and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Sean Gibson, Josh Phillips, John Morrison, Aaron Morrison, Justin Dismukes, Jarett Dismukes Jr. Williams and Tim Kilpatrick. Serving as Honorary Pallbearer was Tony Phillips. 





RETIRED COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR ROBERT EVERITH BECK, JR.

March 19, 1932 ~ April 27, 2015


Memorial services with full military honors for Retired CSM Robert E. Beck, Jr. will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Services will be officiated by Chaplain Major Allen of the United States Army with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Beck passed away suddenly at his home in Eufaula on Monday, April 27, 2015. Born March 19, 1932 in Providence, Rhode Island, Mr. Beck was the son of the late Robert Everith Beck, Sr. and the late Lillian Louise Seddon Beck. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Lee Beck; and his sister, Margaret Ann Cauaco. Mr. Beck was a resident of the Eufaula area since 1982 coming from El Paso, TX. After 29 years of service with the United States Army, Mr. Beck retired as a Command Sergeant Major in 1980. He enjoyed golfing and painting. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jean Frances Brown Beck; daughters, Cynthia Pastre of Eufaula, Darlene Vout (David) of Austin, TX, and Roxanne Hayes of Austin, TX; brother-in-law, Raymond Cauaco; 4 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.



GLADYS RODGERS DANIELS

 December 31, 1942 ~ April 24, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Rodgers Daniels, formerly Gladys Rodgers White, age 72, of Eufaula, were held Monday, April 27, 2015 at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Eufaula. Rev. Caleb Galloway and Rev. John Thompson, Jr. officiated and burial followed at Pleasant View Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Daniels passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at her home after battling an extended illness. Born December 31, 1942 in Coffee County, Alabama, Mrs. Gladys was the daughter of the late Willie Frank Rodgers and the late Eva Pearl Walden Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, William Rufus White, Sr.; brothers (and sister-in-laws), Arteas (MaryAnn) Rodgers, Leon (Laverne) Rodgers, Hilliard Rodgers, Roland (Nellie) Rodgers, and Williams Rodgers; and sister, Emmie Dell Seidel. Gladys was a woman who lived her life to the fullest. She always looked for silver lining in all situations. After her late husband of 43 years of marriage passed away in 2001, she gave love another chance when she met Bruce Daniels in a grieving spouses meeting. Together, they continued on their journey of loving and living life to the fullest and traveling all across the United States. In her 60's, Gladys found a new passions in playing golf and playing the fiddle. She loved singing and dancing and was notorious for doing the Charleston. Survivors include husband, Bruce T. Daniels, Eufaula, AL.; son, William Rufus White, Jr. (Marguerite), Woodstock, GA.; daughters, Dot Dot Cox (Bernie), Angie Green (Israel), and Gail Salter (Walter) all of Eufaula, AL; stepsons, Gregg Daniels (Debra), Denver CO., Mark Daniels, MN, Gary Daniels (June), Jacksonville, FL.; brothers, Martel Rodgers, David Rodgers (Cheryl) both of FL.; sisters, Geraldine Howell (Jack), FL., and Hazel Evans, AZ.; sister-in-law, Lucy Rodgers, FL.; brother-in-law, Tom Seidel; 10 grandchildren, Jake Cox (Crystal), Jaime Hutto (Danny), Brent Warr (Amanda), William Rufus "Trey" White, III, Preston T. White, Diane E. White, Makaila Green, Lexie Green, Madison Salter, and Rand Salter; and 5 great-grandchildren, Carson Cox, Caden Cox, Anna Kate Cox, Braydon Hutto and Brantley Hutto.  Asked to serve as pallbearers were Danny Hutto, Trey White, Preston White, Jake Cox, Brent Warr and Terry Rodgers.


MARY ELLEN FENN

January 2, 1936 ~ April 16, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Crews Fenn, age 79, of Clayton, were held Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Clayton United Methodist Church.  Rev. Jabe Fincher officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Fenn died Thursday, April 16, at her home after a lengthy illness.   Born January 2, 1936 in Samson, Al., Mrs. Fenn was the daughter of the late R.V. and Annie Hayes Crews.  She was the wife of the late Richard Fryer Fenn who died in August 1993.  Survivors include her son, Dr. Foy Fenn, Enterprise, Al.; a daughter, Dr. Anita Fenn, Clayton; a sister and brother in law, Ann and Gene Daniels, Samson; three sisters in law, Katie Crews and Betty Crews, both of Samson and Jean Fenn, Clayton. 


MARY JO VENTRESS

April 8, 1923 ~ April 11, 2015


Mary Jo Ventress was born April 8th, 1923, as Mary Josephine Chambers in Birmingham, AL to John and Lucy Chambers.  On April 11, 2015, Mary Jo Ventress left this life to be with her Lord and Savior. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10 am at Covenant Presbyterian Church, with service to follow at 11 am.  Graveside service will be held at 3 pm the same day at the Clayton Cemetery in Clayton, Al.  She had one sister, Lucy Chambers Snead. Mary Jo graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1941, attended Auburn University, receiving a BS degree in Home Economics Education and then a Master’s Degree in Education. She taught high school Home Economics for a number of years in Barbour County, and remained close to many of her students throughout her life. In 1962, she joined the State Department of Education in Montgomery, and was a Supervisor of Home Economics Education and the Child Nutrition Program. During this time of service, she spent several years as Director of a federally funded Nutrition Education Program, retiring from state service in 1980. Mary Jo and Thomas J. Ventress were married for over fifty years. They spent a large amount of their time in Clayton, AL, where they were very interactive within the community. In Montgomery and throughout Alabama, they were well known and respected in social and political circles. Mary Jo and Tom owned a women's clothing store, "Emily's", in Montgomery, where Mary Jo loved to spend time helping the customers feel beautiful and classy. Mary Jo was a genteel southern lady with exceptional talents in needlework and painting. She made her dear friend, Lurleen Wallace's inaugural gown. A portrait of Lurleen wearing this gown remains on display in the state Capitol. Mary Jo was very proud of her Scottish ancestry and pridefully owned the McRae family crest. She received many honors throughout her lifetime, including an honorary Doctorate from Jacksonville State University, in Jacksonville, AL. Mary Jo provided information to several authors of books written on the George and Lurleen Wallace family, as she and Tom were very close friends with the Wallace’s family. She remained close to the Wallace children throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tom, her sister Lucy Chambers Snead, her niece Bettye Snead Robertson, and her nephew Guy Snead. She is survived by her nephew John Snead (Susan), her niece Abbey Snead, special friend, Gracie Alexander, her niece Sandy Snead, as well as many great nieces and nephews and their children. Also a very special great niece who is also a hospice nurse in Northport, Al, Shelley McRae Emerson. Pall Bearers are Philip Emerson, Robin Snead, Bob Allie, Brian Jacobson, David Funchess, and Matt Funchess.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Clayton Cemetery Fund % Dean Brown, 298 Pratts Station Rd., Clayton, Al., Covenant Presbyterian Church in Montgomery or Amedisys Hospice in Montgomery.


BETTY JEAN GENTRY DYKES 

  September 22, 1928 ~ April 10, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Gentry Dykes, age 86, of Louisville were held Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3 P.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisville. Rev. Curtis Rich  officiated  and burial followed in the church cemetery with Blake Mohling presiding and Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Dykes died Friday, April 10,  at her daughters home in Montgomery after a brief illness.  Born Sept. 22, 1928 in Headland, Mrs. Dykes was the daughter of the late Russell Nelson Gentry Sr. and Bertha Louise Norton Gentry.  She was preceded in death by her husband Merrill Frank Dykes in 1997 and siblings, Russell Gentry Jr., William Gentry and Willie Dee Law.  Mrs. Dykes had lived in Louisville since 1949 when she and Mr. Dykes married.  She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and enjoyed her family, her kids grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a great cook and her delicious pound cakes will be missed.  Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Larry and Edwina Dykes, Louisville; two daughters and sons in law, Linda and J.W. Helms and Louise and John Emfinger both of Montgomery; a brother Walter Gentry, Enterprise; eight grandchildren, Amanda Helms, Rebecca Helms, Anita Helms, Rachel (Blake) Mohling, Kathryn Helms, Jamie (Joni) Dykes, Melanie Dykes and Tiffany (Tim) Kilpatrick; four great grandchildren, Gage Dykes, Emma Dykes, Joli Dykes and Lila Mohling.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Jamie Dykes, Tim Kilpatrick, Blake Mohling, Jackie Parmer, Steve McLendon and Tommy McLendon.  The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made to Mt. Zion Church Cemetery Fund,.



ANNIE MAUDE CUTCHEN

March 2 ~ April 9, 2015


Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Maude Cutchen, age 83, of Eufaula were held Monday, April 13. 2015, at 11 a.m. from Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula.  Rev. Jerry Caryl-Gordon officiated and burial followed in Epworth Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Cutchen died Thursday, April 9, at her residence after a brief illness.  Born March 7, 1932 in Eufaula, Mrs. Cutchen was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ruby Singleton Walden.  She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Cutchen loved fishing and when it was time to go she would always say "let me catch just one more". She also enjoyed cutting grass, shopping and reading.  Survivors include her husband, Quinton "Lit" Cutchen, Eufaula; three daughters, Ann Ammons (Joe), Georgetown, GA., Gail Beasley Clark (Bill), Repton, Al., and Judy Griffin Tidwell (James), Eufaula; a sister, Jean Treadaway, Albermarle, N.C.; three step-sons, Wayne Cutchen, Phenix City, Joe Cutchen and Toby Cutchen, both of Eufaula; five grandchildren, Jo Anne McKemy, Kim Ammons Weaver, Tonya Ammons Weaver, Tracy Sutton and Cameron Tidwell; and six great grandchildren, Cailyn McKemy, Cale McKemy, Gage Weaver, Lexie Claire Weaver, Corey Hart and Morgan Hart.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Phillip Shelly, Dennis Shelly, Keith McKemy, Kenneth Hutto, Mikel Weaver and Edward Walden. 



THOMAS D. BROWN 

January 14, 1918 ~ March 25, 2015



                                             KENNETH WAYNE SHOCKEY

 August 5, 1940 ~ March 26, 2015

 


PAUL GREER

June 15, 1969 ~ March 25, 2015


 

DONALD BEATY HOVEY
January 10, 1952 ~ March 20, 2015



MARGARET TAYLOR 

 March 28, 1933 ~ March 18, 2015



LARRY SMITH

 January 8, 1947 ~ March 17, 2015



RENE (MADRIE) GAMBLE

November 12, 1961 ~ March 9, 2015


 

DAVID HUGH FAIRCLOTH

July 16, 1959 ~ February 22, 2015



HAZEL PAULINE HOWARD

July 23, 1913 ~ February 20, 2015


EVA GARCIA

November 18, 1999 ~ February 16, 2015


MARY JANE WALKER

October 24, 1942 ~ February 15, 2015



FRANK D.  FENN

November 28, 1938 ~ January 31, 2015




 RUTH BYRD COST

October 21, 1928 ~ January 31, 2015



DOYLE LEE BUSH

June 12, 1938 ~ January 9, 2015



EVELYN WARD COOK

December 6, 1936 ~ January 6, 2015



BERTHA MAE SMITH

June 6, 1927 ~ January 1, 2015



JOHN W."BILL" WILLIAMSON

December 25, 1925 ~ December 31, 2014



MERRELL VINSON

January 21, 1920 ~ December 27, 2014


GLORIA T. HERRING

February 2, 1934 ~ December 26, 2014



RUBY LEE CULLIFER

 May 9, 1928 ~ December 8, 2014



 
ANNIE MAUDRENE "MAUDE" BOWMAN

January 9, 1924 ~ December 4, 2014


   

DAWNING DELMONT DAY, JR.

March 12, 1929 ~ November 12, 2014



KIMBERLY LEIGH GREENE

August 1, 1972 ~ November 12, 2014


 

DERRELL E. NORRIS

March 4, 1948 ~ November 10, 2014


 

ELMA VIRGINIA DUNN

October 9, 1932 ~ November 4, 2014



Jerry Wood McClenny

August 21, 1936 ~ November 1, 2014 

 


Jonathan Mitchell Dulkiewicz

May 22, 2002 ~ October 30, 2014



PATRICIA ANN BUSH PERDUE

May 23, 1941 ~ September 22, 2014


Frank Stanley Zujkowski

August 13, 1935 ~ September 20, 2014



TALMADGE "T.J." ADAMS SR.

June 19, 1914 ~ September 12, 2014


KENNETH ED "BUCK" CLARK

October 23, 1946 ~ August 22, 2014  



JOHNNIE LOIS BYRD

August 3, 1930 ~ August 19, 2014



SHARON FAY COOK HARTZOG

September 30, 1957 ~ August 4, 2014



BETTY ANNE COSKREY

September 22, 1926 ~ August 3, 2014



Miriam McLaney

November 30, 1956 ~ July 29, 2014


Maggie  Agnes  Horne

April 3, 1917 ~ July 25, 2014  




Kenneth Lee Greene

December 7, 1950 ~ July 16, 2014



Mildred Louise Greene

April 10, 1919 ~ July 7, 2014



STEPHEN DOUGLAS ALEXANDER

November 20, 1949 ~ July 4, 2014



NOAH ERVIN JORDAN

July 2, 201



IRENE FRYER McKEE SEABORN

July 18, 1927 ~ June 24, 2014

    


JAMES HANKS, JR.

June 14, 1954 ~ June 23, 2014




WILLIAM FREEMAN STRICKLAND, JR.

May 16, 1940 ~ June 8, 2014




DWAYNE EDGAR COOPER

October 29, 1952 ~ May 27, 2014



FRANCES COOPER GILMORE

September 3, 1947 ~ May 25, 2014



JUNE BARKER

February 19, 1946 ~ May 13, 2014



MARILYN EAGERTON

May 29, 1940 ~ May 9, 2014



WILLIAM LAWRENCE “LARRY" STIMPSON

February 16, 1965 ~ May 3, 2014


 

BILLY HUGH ADAMS

December 22, 1937 ~ May 1, 2014


 

JOHN ALBERT HAWKINS 

November 14, 1927 ~ April 7, 2014



Funeral services for Mr. John Albert Hawkins, age 86, of Eufaula (Bakerhill area), were held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Rocky Mount Methodist Church in Bakerhill, Alabama. Rev. Bill Brown officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Hawkins passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday morning, April 7, 014.

Born November 14, 1927, in Bakerhill, Alabama, Mr. Hawkins was the son of the late John M.  Hawkins and the late Mary Johnston Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cathryn Connell Hawkins in April of 2005.

Mr. Hawkins lived several years in Montgomery, Alabama where he worked and retired from CSX Railroad Corporation. After his retirement, in 1987, Mr. Hawkins and his family moved back to his birthplace Bakerhill. In 1989, Mr. John Hawkins, an avid turkey hunter himself, and his son, Craig Hawkins opened Hawkins Ridge Hunting Lodge which has accommodated hunters from all the world in hunting deer, turkey and ducks. In recent years, Mr. Hawkins and family developed the much loved and greatly anticipated Paradise Pumpkin Patch. John Albert Hawkins was a devoted father and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include a sons, Danny Clay Hawkins of Montgomery, Alabama and Craig Hawkins of Eufaula, Alabama; and two grandchildren, Jake Hawkins and Becky Hawkins. 

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Alan Ruud, Ronnie Connell, Lavon Connell, Donald Connell, Gary Knight and Jonathan Sumnicht.


SHARON JOYCE WATSON

April 5, 1959 ~ April 2, 2014


 Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Joyce Watson age 64, of Eufaula, were held Sunday April 6, 2014, at 2 P.M. from Eufaula Church of God. Rev. Jimmy Sowell officiated and burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Watson died suddenly Wednesday, April 2, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.

Born April 5, 1949 in Union Springs, Mrs. Watson was the daughter of Mildred Powell Senn of Eufaula and the late R.A.Senn.  She had lived in Eufaula since 1972 coming from Union Springs. Sharon was an active member of the Eufaula Church of God.  She enjoyed reading, preaching and teaching about her savior.  She was a regular at Crowne Health Care visiting, teaching and preaching.  She loved her family but said many times if she had known her grands and great grands were so much fun she would have had them first. 

Survivors along with her mother are her husband, Gary Watson, Eufaula; two sons, Gary Watson Jr., Clio, and Randy D. Watson, Mirror Lake, VA.; three daughters, Susan Beck, Miriam Watson and Beth Madrie, all of Eufaula; two brothers, Wayne and Neal Senn, both of Eufaula; a sister, Andrea Anderson, Eufaula; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.   

 

 

GAYLA SUE KRAUSE

July 16, 1957 ~ April 1, 2014


Funeral services for Mrs. Gayla Sue Gallant Krause, age 56, of Altha, Fl., were held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Rev. Gary Perry officiated and burial followed in Fairview Cemetery Addition with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Gayla died Tuesday, April 1, at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born July 16, 1957 in Troy, Al. Gayla was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Thelma Inez Allen Gallant. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brandy Renee Jackson, a granddaughter, Faith Pristine Jackson and a brother Iran Leslie Gallant.  Gayla had lived in the Altha area for approximately 20 years coming from Eufaula. 

Survivors include her husband, Larry Krause, Altha, Fl.; six daughters, Tonya Bradford Bowden, Eufaula, Tamara Bradford Byrd, Auburn, Andria Petty Young, Box Springs, GA., Crystal Petty Jones, Altha, Fl., Sherri Ann Milburn, Salem, AL., and Terri Lynn Butler, Blountstown, Fl; a brother, Charles Stanley Gallant, Brandon, MS.; and 22 grandchildren. 

Serving as pallbearers were Gage Spivey, Joseph Milburn, Walker Byrd, Tim Nolan, Ted Roberts and Nathan Young.

 

 

JOHN LEWEY PRICE

November 5, 1923 ~ March 25, 2014


Funeral services for Mr. John Lewey Price, age 90, of Clayton, were held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Bethlehem Baptist Church.   Rev. Don Highland and Rev. Ron Estes officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors. Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Price died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after an extended illness.

Born November 5, 1923, in Louisville, Mr. Price was the son of the late John P. Price and Rosa Pickett Price.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Francis Dominey “Bill” Price in July of 2012.  He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Timothy Lee (Tim) and Gina Price, Clayton; a sister, Eleanor Price, Louisville, KY.; and four grandsons, Micah, William, Benjamin and Ronnie Price. 

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Braxton Green, Trip Horne, Tommy Horne, Dean Brown, Ricky Caraway and David Allen Caraway. 


The family suggested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave. 7 Floor,  New York, NY  10001 or a charity of your choice.  


GARRY LEE COOPER, SR. 

November 20, 1955 ~ March 14, 2014



Graveside services for Mr. Garry Lee Cooper, Sr., age 58, of Georgetown, Georgia will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. (CDT) at Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown, Georgia. Bro. Bill Sanders will officiate with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation for Mr. Cooper will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. (CDT) at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula prior to graveside services. Mr. Cooper passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Georgia.   

Born November 20, 1955 in Huntington, West Virginia, Mr. Cooper was the son of the late Garland Cooper and the late Elsie Carter Cooper. Garry and his family moved to Georgetown, Georgia from the Ocala, Florida area in 1992. Garry enjoyed working for his step-father and dear friend, "Slim" Burke as a hotshot truck driver where he had worked for many years. Previously he had worked for Herndon Tire Company in Eufaula, Alabama for 15 years. Garry so dearly loved his grandbabies and never missed an opportunity to play with them, hold them, or love on them. He loved his children and enjoyed spending time with them. Garry had a helping heart and was always willing and ready to help a person or friend in need. He enjoyed fishing and mechanics, but his favorite time of all was when it was spent with this bride of 29 years, Vicki Cooper. Side by side, Garry and Vicki did everything together. They were inseparable. Garry was great husband, father, son, brother, Pawpaw and friend and he will be missed by many who loved and knew him..       

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Vicki Cooper of Georgetown, Georgia; step-father, "Slim" Burke of Georgetown, Georgia; sons, Garry  Lee Cooper, Jr. (Cyndi) of Ocala, Florida, Richard Lee Cooper (Nikki) of Abbeville, Alabama, and Mathew Ryan Cooper (Amanda) of Hall County, Georgia; daughters, Margaret Marie Crosby (Steve) of Ocala, Florida and Alisa Louise Brown (Josh) of Georgetown, Georgia; step brother, Bro. Bill Sanders (Phyllis) of Clayton, Alabama; sister, Bonnie Suzh (George) of Sacramento, California; cousin, Arty Carter of Huntington, West Virginia; 16 grandchildren, Nevaeh Cooper, Mathew Cooper, Christopher Arnold, Robert Arnold, Dekoda Madrie, Dennis Lynn Madrie, Lillie Madrie, Kesley Cooper, Makayla Cooper, Caleb Cooper, Autumn Cooper, Cheyenne Crosby, Austin Crosby, Haley Brown, Angela Brown, and Anthony Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Asked to serve as pallbearers are Garry Lee Cooper, Jr., Richard Lee Cooper, Randy Dale Morgan, Joshua Anthony Brown, Eric Pomery, Michael Lynn, and Andy Hatcher. 


CHARLIE CLEVLAND,GREENE SR.

November 6, 1944 ~ March 10, 2014


 

Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Clevland Greene, Sr., age 69, of Eufaula, Alabama were held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Alabama. Burial followed at Friendly Assembly of God Church in Texasville, Alabama with Rev. Hollis Powell and Rev. Ronnie Benefield officiated with  Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Greene passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula, Alabama.

Born November 6, 1944 in Barbour County, Alabama, Mr. Greene was the son of the late Grover Clevland Greene and the late Pearl Carroll Greene. Mr. Greene was a lifelong resident of Eufaula. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Greene of Eufaula, Alabama; son, Charlie Greene, Jr. of Eufaula, Alabama; brothers, Gary (Joan) Green of Eufaula, Alabama and Johnny Greene of Eufaula, Alabama; sisters, Martha (Wayne) Braswell of Eufaula, Alabama, Lavonia Guy of Eufaula, Alabama and Donna Green (Russ Matthews) of Ocala, Florida; brother-in-laws, James (Lynette) Gilbert of Greenville, South Carolina and Thomas Faircloth of Clayton, Alabama; grandchildren, Eric (Brooke) Wallace and Amanda Greene (Caleb Benefield) ; and great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Wallace, Cooper Wallace and Shanna Benefield.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Israel Green, Ronald Faircloth, Eric Wallace, Caleb Benefield, James S. Gilbert and Gary Baker.

The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960 or by calling 1-888-HELP-MDA (1-888-435-7632).

 

FRANCES BEASLEY

September 7, 1914 ~ March 8, 2014


Frances Beasley, 99, of Louisville, Alabama passed to eternal peace on Saturday, March 8, 2014. She was affectionately known as “Miss Frances” or “Granny” and lived most of her life in Louisville, Alabama. After attending school in Louisville, getting married and having two sons, the family moved to Panama City, Florida where she worked as a production welder for four years during World War II. She welded on the Liberty Ships at Wainwright Ship Yard and became historically known as one of the “Rosie the Riveter” ladies. She received recognition and awards for her welding ability. When the war ended, the family moved back to Louisville. She and her husband co-owned and operated Beasley’s Grocery Store for forty years.

Miss Frances always enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, cooking and sewing. She was truly a “Southern Lady” in every sense of the word. She enjoyed telling stories about her welding and her experiences as a seamstress and charging ladies twenty-five cents per dress. She was a member of Louisville Baptist Church. In her later years, she enjoyed playing bingo, bunko, bird watching and watching golf on television.

Miss Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, her parents and nine siblings. Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert and Cynthia Beasley of Louisville, Harold and Jo Ann Beasley of Panama City; her grandchildren, Scott and Patricia Hartzog of Columbus, Georgia, Bill and Shandi Payne of Panama City and Hal and Kari Beasley of Panama City; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Adam Hartzog and Bradley Payne. She also leaves behind several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and three very special friends, Barbara Ann Curry, Jane Fenn and Mary Annice Fenn to cherish her memory. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at Louisville Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Baker and Rev. Tim Callaway officiating. Interment will follow at Louisville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Louisville Baptist Church from 10:00a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m.

The legacy that Granny leaves behind is her true optimism, positive attitude, radiant smile and friendly demeanor with a kind word for everyone. She is definitely leaving happy and indelible “footprints on the sands of time”. She will be missed!

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Louisville Baptist Church or Louisville Cemetery are encouraged.

Ask to serve as pallbearers are Jerome Baker, Charles Beasley, Edward Beasley, Jimmy Fenn, Scott Hartzog, Greg Herring, Tommy Knight, Paul Taylor.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. Frank Crockett, Mrs. Candice Herring and the staff of Wesley-Manor Retirement Center.

 

EDDIE MARK LEWIS

March 20, 1957 ~ February 16, 2014


Graveside services for Mr. Eddie Mark Lewis, age 56, of Clayton, Alabama, were held Sunday, February, 16, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Fairview Addition Cemetery, Jewish Section,  in Eufaula, Alabama. Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith officiated committal services with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton, Alabama directing. Mark passed away Saturday, February, 16, 2014 after an extended illness.

Born March 20, 1957 in Midland City, Alabama, Mark is the son of the late Arthur Lunie Lewis and the late Peggy Jo Walding Lewis.  Mark was a resident of the Barbour County area since 1985 and had previously resided in Columbus, Georgia.  He was a member of the Temple Emanu-El in Dothan, Alabama. From 1980 until 2005, Mark worked as an umpire for little league, conference, non-conference and college baseball games. He enjoyed playing poker and gambling.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Debra Lisa Lewis of Clayton, Alabama; son and fiancée, Daniel Zachery Lewis and Katie Wittman of Orlando, Florida; daughter, Abbey Michelle Lewis of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; brothers, Hilton Spence, Joe (Karen) Lewis, and Wayne Lewis; sister, Rose Lewis; mother-in-law, Sandra Gulledge of Eufaula, Alabama; and sisters-in-law, Sara Hamm and Brenda Desanti.

 

GLORIA JEAN "JEANIE" CARROLL COTTON

August 14, 1949 ~ February 14, 2014


 

Graveside services for Mrs. Gloria Jean "Jeanie" Carroll Cotton were held Saturday, February 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Adams Chapel Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Gloria Jean (Jeanie) Carroll Cotton of Seattle Washington, formerly of Columbus, GA passed away at her home, February 14, 2014. She is survived by her three sons, Jonathon Cotton (Carrie) of Seattle, Washington, Samuel Cotton (Katie) of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Jeremy Cotton (Alissa) of South Saint Paul, Minnesota. She was the daughter of the late Gladys Fillingim Rogers of Columbus, GA and the late John W. Carroll of Eufaula, AL. Two sisters; Dianne Carroll of Opelika, AL and Patricia Rogers Fritz of Columbus, GA and two brothers, Kermit Anderson (Vickie) of Columbus, GA and Billy R. Carroll of Warner Robins, GA, are also survived by her passing.

She was blessed with several grandchildren, which she truly adored. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby J. Carroll of Apopka, FL. and Jimmy (Jimbo) Anderson of Sanford, FL and one sister, Mary Alice Anderson of Columbus, GA. Gloria (Jeanie) had also been a long-time resident of Altamonte Springs, FL and Columbus, GA before moving to Seattle Washington.

Gloria (Jeanie) was a wonderful Christian and attended Asbury College (Kentucky) and Columbus State University. She was in the first graduating class of Hardaway High School in Columbus. She was a very creative, loving and most of all, a giving person.  She was working on a novel before her death.  She was loved by many and she always believed in the Lord, Jesus with all of her heart and she has gone to be with Him, eternally.

 

ROY BRADLEY JORDAN

December 15, 1944 ~ February 8, 2014


 

Mr. Roy Bradley Jordan, age 69, of Eufaula died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his home.  Born December 15, 1944, Mr. Jordan was the son of the late R.B. Jordan and Toledo Loreta Holton Jordan. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Barbara Fleming and Loretta Hurst and a daughter Tammy Jordan. 

Mr. Jordan was a veteran of the US Air Force; he enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and was an avid reader.

Survivors include a son Robert (Debbie) Jordan, Eufaula; a daughter, Annie (Gary) Sea, Middleburg, FL.; five grandchildren, Robert Tappan, Jody Tappan, Nolin Sea, Ryan Faust and Emilee Sea; a sister, Leona Harrell, a brother, Curly Hurst and a dear friend Betty Marshall.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Kent Funeral Home, Eufaula.

 

BETTY RUTH ADAMS

October 12, 1930 ~ February 6, 2014



Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ruth Adams, age 83, of Clayton were held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at 2 P.M. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Rev. Bob Cox officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Adams died Thursday, February 6, at her home surrounded by family.

Born October 12, 1930 in Barbour County, Mrs. Adams was the daughter of the late John Allan and Eunice Gertrude McWhorter Abercrombie. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph Adams in 2009 and two sisters, Maurine Benefield and Veila Mae Gulledge.  Mrs. Adams was born in Barbour County but lived in Birmingham for approximately 40 years before returning to her home. 

Survivors include a brother, Floyd Abercrombie of Louisville; a sister, Mary Gober (Larry) of Abbeville; a special nephew and niece who were her caregivers for her last several years, Major and Allison Broadaway of Clayton; 2 sisters in law, Mildred Greene, Clayton and Margie Barnes, Geneva; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Kelly Benefield, Kim Benefield, Jeff Gulledge, Paul Gulledge Jr., Tommy Beaty and Charles Bowden Jr.


The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 104 Rock Bridge Rd., Dothan, Al. 36303.

DANIEL "DANNY" ALVIN BENEFIELD, SR.

September 23, 1952 ~ February 4, 2014



 

Memorial services for Mr. Daniel "Danny" Alvin Benefield, Sr., age 61, of Santo Domingo, Mexico and formerly of Clayton, Alabama will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Friendly Assembly of God Church in Clayton, Alabama with brother, Rev. Ronnie Benefield officiating. Mr. Benefield passed away at his home in Mexico on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.  

Born September 23, 1952 in Barbour County, Alabama, Mr. Benefield is the son of the late William Alvin Benefield and Dorothy Wilene Hutto Bailey. Danny loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed grilling Boston Butts alongside his brothers. He is preceded in death by his father, William Alvin Benefield; son, Daniel Alvin Benefield, Jr.; and sister, MaryAnn Benefield.  

 

Survivors include wife, Elidia Morales Benefield of Santo Domingo, Mexico; mother and step-father, Dorothy and Garnie Bailey of Clayton, Alabama; son, Aaron Alexander Benefield; step-children, Chuck (Tammy) White; Marcie Benefield, Aida Alejandra Morales, and Manuel Benefield; brothers, James Ronnie (Nina) Benefield, Donnie Ray (Leah) Benefield, Sr., and David Alvin (Debbie) Benefield; sister, Deborah Benefield (James) Toole; grandchildren, Alexis Benefield and Kaitlin Benefield; and step-grandchildren, Brittney Goff, Ashley Goff, Kaleb White, Brandon White, and Magan White.  


Rita Claire Whigham Richards

November 9, 1934 ~ January 25, 2014


 

Rita Claire Whigham Richards, died January 25, 2014, and is survived by her husband of 56 years, Albert Dent Richards, two sons Jeffery Dent Richards (Sandra) of Eufaula and Alan Clarence Richards (Lisa) of Dothan, AL and five grandchildren Dent, Holt, Mary Leigh, Caroline Richards and Adele Welborn great grandchild Cadence Adelina Welborn and sister in law, Gail Martin Whigham.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence A. Whigham and Reida Johnson Whigham and her brother Dr. Clarence Donald Whigham.

Rita Claire was born November 9, 1934 in Louisville, AL.

Rita Claire graduated from Louisville High School and then Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1957 and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Rita Claire and Dent Richards were married on August 25, 1957 and lived at Fort Sill Oklahoma for Lt. Richards tour of Duty in the U.S. Army.

Rita Claire earned her Masters Degree in Education and Specialist Degree in Media Science and taught in the public schools of Dale and Barbour County until she retired. She was an active member in Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Honorary. Mrs. Richards truly enjoyed hers students and took pride in their accomplishments.

She was a member of the Louisville Methodist Church and was a loving, caring, person that shared her smile and kind heart with every person she ever met. Humble in spirit and a devoted follower of Jesus Christ that truly believed in the power of prayer.

Visitation will be Wednesday night, January 29, from 5:30 – 7:30 at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton. Family will also be receiving friends at the Louisville United Methodist Church from 1:00 – 2:00 on Thursday with funeral services to follow at 2:00.

 

 

LLOYD QUENTION BROWN

April 19, 1922 ~ January 2, 2014



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

Mr. Brown died Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home after an extended illness.

Born April 19, 1922 in Barbour County, Mr. Brown was the son of the late Joseph Harmon Brown and Mattie Price Brown.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marie Norton Brown in 2004and two sisters, Louise Norton and Callie C. Hartzog and a brother, John Brown.  In his youth he attended Adams Chapel Church but later he attended Prospect Baptist Church.  Mr. Brown loved hunting and fishing and tending his garden which according to family was a field. 

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

The family will accept flowers or suggest donations be made to Adams Chapel Church, %Faye Glover 620 Bud Gary Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016, or Creel Church, % Donald Hartzog, 48 Creel Church Rd., Clayton, Al. 36016 or AlaCare Hospice, 824 U.S. Hwy 231 S., Troy, Al. 36081

 

 

WINSTON CAMPBELL

October 6, 1927 ~ December 22, 2013



Funeral Services for Mr. Winston Campbell, age 86, of the Five Points area/Clayton, Alabama were held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 26, 2013at Prospect Baptist Church in Clayton, Alabama. Rev. Hollis Ritter officiated and burial followed at Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Campbell passed away Sunday morning, December 22, 2013 at Henry County Health and Rehab in Abbeville, Alabama.   

Born October 6, 1927 in Clio, Alabama, Winston is the son of the late Cleveland Campbell and Una Smith Campbell. He was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and had resided at his home in Clayton since 1947. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon. Mr. Campbell was a World War II veteran. He retired after 28 years of employment from Hardwood Dimension and Moulding Company, Inc. in Eufaula, Alabama. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and bowling. he is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Eloise Campbell; son, Gerald Campbell; granddaughter, Kaitlin Campbell; siblings, M.C. Campbell, Milton Campbell and Myrtle Brown.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-laws, Johnny and Kathy Campbell of Webb, Alabama, Ricky and Andrea Campbell of Dothan, Alabama, and Randy and Lynda Campbell of Georgetown, Georgia; daughter, Brenda Hartzog of Dothan, Alabama; sisters, Eloise Ellis of Georgetown, Georgia and Delores Walker of Eufaula, Alabama; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Jarrod Spivey, John Steven Campbell, Joseph Campbell, Brent Balistreri, Jeffrey Hillburn, and Jay Horton.

The family is accepting flowers, or in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Prospect Cemetery Fund c/o Nannie Mae Hartzog, 1034 County Road 43, Clayton, Alabama 36016.



WILLIAM GACHET

May 9, 1940 ~ December 20, 2013


Memorial services for Mr. William Gachet, age 73, of Clayton, Alabama, were held Monday, December 23, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton and Rev. Hollis Ritter officiated services.  William passed away Friday morning, Dec. 20, at his home in Clayton.

Born May 9, 1940 in Clio, Alabama, William is the son of the late Jamie Gachet and the late Frankie McQueen Gachet. He was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and he attended Prospect Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and farming. He retired from the Alabama Department of Transportation after 32 years of employments with them. He is preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Phillips.

Survivors include his wife, Judy F. Gachet; step-son, Dewayne Barr (Kathy) of Headland, Alabama; brothers, James Gachet (Mildred) of Clanton, Alabama; Chalmers Gachet (Ann) of Skipperville, Alabama; sisters, Louise Bowden (Charles) of Clayton, Alabama, and Carolyn Mimms of Abbeville, Alabama; and granddaughters, Danielle Barr and Kristin Barr of Headland, Alabama.

 

CHRISTOPHER EDWARD SMITH

July 10, 1972 ~ December 16, 2013



Funeral services for Mr. Christopher Edward Smith, age 41, of Eufaula, were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at 2 P.M. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Joe Vickers officiated and burial followed in Creel Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Chris died Monday, Dec. 16, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center after a brief illness. 

Born July 10, 1972 in Barbour County, Chris was the son of Linda Cullifer Smith and Larry Edward Smith both of Eufaula. Chris was an outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, golf, Auburn football and Nascar. 

Survivors other than his parents include his grandmothers, Ethyl Smith of Eufaula and Ruby Lee Cullifer, of Baker Hill; two brothers, Joe Lee Smith and Larry Edward Smith Jr., both of Eufaula; two sisters, Heather Money Key, Eufaula and Emily Morris, St. Augustine, Fl;  niece and nephew, Kiersten Dakota Paulk and Jeffrey Logan Paulk; and special cousins, Jesse and Josey Irwin. .

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Noah Dansby, Ronald Williams, Jason Key, Lee Smith, Larry Smith, Jr., Johnny Clance and Steve Baker. 

 

EDWARD MIXON "BO" WOODHAM

December 22, 1921 ~ December 15, 2013


Graveside services for Mr. Edward Mixon “Bo” Woodham, age 91, were held Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Gardens of Memory in Dothan.  Rev. Jack Wingate officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Woodham died Sunday, December 15, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after a brief illness. Born December 22, 1921 in Barbour County, Mr. Woodham was preceded in death by his wife, Elea Owens Woodham and a step brother, Donald Buxton. He lived most of his adult life in the Edwin Community.  Bo worked in the pulpwood and logging trade most of his life and was a farmer.  He enjoyed his work and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandchildren.   He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing and he killed his last deer after he was in his 80’s.  Survivors include a son, Mixon Woodham, Dothan; a daughter, Patricia Annette Micheaux, Dothan; a step brother, Lamar Buxton, Shorterville and 7 grandchildren, Elizabeth Gold, Daphne Woodham, Blake Woodham, Keith Hatfield, Kendall Hatfield, Lisa Hatfield and Frannie Williams; 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. 


JANNICE DYKES WATFORD

August 16, 1949 ~ December 10, 2013


Funeral services for Ms. Eva Jannice Dykes Watford, age 64 of Eufaula will be held Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2 P.M. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Joe Vickers will officiate and burial will follow in Elam Baptist Church Cemetery in Elamville with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Mrs. Watford died Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Flowers Hospital after a brief illness.

Born August 16, 1949 in Louisville, Mrs. Watford was the daughter of the late Isaac Walker Dykes and Eva Loyce Carter Dykes. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dennis Dykes.  She lived most of her adult life in the Screamer Community and in Eufaula.  Mrs. Watford graduated from Eufaula High. She loved bowling and was on a bowling team that traveled the US competing in Women’s Bowling Tournaments.  She loved to dance and enjoyed music.  She was a great cook and enjoyed her granddaughters. 

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Stevie and Mary Watford, Newville; 2 brothers, Walker LaDon Dykes, Portsmouth, VA and David Steve Dykes, Eufaula; a sister, Mary Evelyn Brown, Eufaula; 3 granddaughters, Callie Rose, Angel Grace and Christabelle Faith Watford and 2 aunts, Hazel Champion and Elizabeth Slay.

 

 

LYDIA CARAWAY HELMS

March 26, 1930 ~ December 3, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Caraway Helms, age 83 of Louisville, will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at 2 P.M. at the Louisville Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 12:30 P.M. at the church. The service will be officiated by Rev. Tim Callaway and Rev. Robert Baker. Burial will follow in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Helms died Tuesday, Dec. 3, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born March 26, 1930 in Baker Hill, Al., Mrs. Helms was the daughter of the late James Corbitt Caraway and Victoria Smith Caraway. She served as Louisville City Clerk for almost 25 years and was a member of the Louisville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Helms. She is survived by 4 sons, Gary and Debbie Highland, LaGrange, Ga., Don and Gail Highland, Louisville, Mark and Suzie Highland, LaGrange, Ga., and Ronald and Lynn Helms, Troy; a brother, J.C. Caraway, Louisville; 6 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. 


FAYE MOTLEY BEATY

January 7, 1931 ~ November 27, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Marie Motley Beaty, age 82, of Louisville, were held Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. at the Louisville Baptist Church in Louisville. Rev. Tim Callaway officiated and burial followed in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Special music was provided by Mrs. Marilyn Bennett and soloist Edwina Dykes.  Visitation for Mrs. Beaty was held from 1:30 until service time at the church on Sunday. Mrs. Beaty died Wednesday, November 27 at The Village at Cook Springs Nursing Facility in Pell City after an extended illness.

Born January 7, 1931 in Enterprise Al., Mrs. Beaty was the daughter of the late William and Mary Frances Stinson Motley. She lived most of her adult life in Louisville with her late husband Gordon Lynch Beaty. Mrs. Beaty received her master's degree in education from Troy State University and taught school in the Abbeville City School system and the Baker Hill School system before teaching in the Ozark School System where she retired.  She was a member of the Louisville Baptist Church and taught Sunday School there for many years. She was active in her church and was there when the church doors were open and believed her family should be there too. Mrs. Beaty was always active, she loved walking, cooking and especially working in her flower gardens.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Russell G. (Susan) Beaty, Birmingham; a daughter, Rachel B. (Bill White) Gould, Birmingham; a sister, Juanita Hutto, Enterprise; and four grandchildren, Claire Gould, Katie Gould, Jamie Beaty and Abby Beaty.


Ask to serve as pallbearers will be Mike Hutto, Leon Gould, David Motley, Charles Beaty, Reggie Campbell and Tommy Beaty. 



DEAN RICHARD BABCOCK

December 15, 1930 ~ November 22, 2013


Dean Richard Babcock, age 82, of Clayton, Alabama passed away at his home Friday, November 22, 2013.

 

Born December 15, 1930 in Hastings, Michigan, he is the son of the late Kenneth Edward Babcock and the late Ora Marie Hine Babcock Crofoot. He was the previous owner of Lake One in Nashville, Michigan. Mr. Babcock was a truck driver for 8 years for Beach Manufacturing in Charlotte, Michigan and he retired on July 1, 1992 from IMPCO in Lansing, Michigan where he worked as a machinist for many years. Mr. Babcock enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, knitting, gardening and building bird houses. He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Edward Babcock; mother and step-father, Ora Marie Hine Babcock Crofoot and Bryan Crofoot; and infant grandson, Joseph Rodeman.

 

Survivors include his wife since April 11, 1950, Lora Loretta Wolever Babcock of Clayton, Alabama; son, Kenneth Babcock of Nashville, Michigan; daughters, Virginia Todd of Alligan, Michigan, Sherrill (David) Herman of Nashville, Michigan, Cindy (Randy) Rodeman of Clayton, Alabama, Mary Jo (Randy) Holton of Nashville, Michigan, and Gloria (David) Lamance of Hastings, Michigan; brother, John (May) Babcock of Plainwell, Michigan; sister, Jane (Robert) Groscost of Vicksburg, Michigan; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special pet and friend, his dog Daisy.

 

Mr. Babcock will be laid to rest at Nashville Cemetery in Nashville, Michigan at a later date. 


DAVID LYNN LINFOR

June 22, 1950 ~ November 20, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. David Lynn Linfor, age 63, of Eufaula were held Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bishop William H. Martin officiated and burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery.  Mr. Linfor died Wednesday, Nov. 20 at UAB Hospital after an extended illness. 

 

Born June 22, 1950 in Atlantic, Iowa. Mr. Linfor had lived in Eufaula since 1990.  He had been employed with American Buildings for the past 40 years.  Mr. Linfor had been awarded most productive draftsman for the year 2012.  He was member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Temple in Ozark where he served as Temple Elder. 

 

Survivors include his wife, Judith Linfor, Eufaula; a son, Clifton Victor (April Dawn)  Reid, Lake Charles, La.; two daughters, Tomarro Dawn (Derek Ray) Milburn, and Christina Colleen Benoit all of Lake Charles, LA; three brothers, Joseph Linfor, Colorado, Dennis Linfor, Lewis, Iowa and Richard "Ricky" Linfor, Atlantic, Iowa; two sisters, Myrtle Hughes and Lois Schmidt, both of Atlantic, Iowa; and 11 grandchildren, Clifton Robert Reid, Brittany Necole Reid, Charles Casey Buller, Robert Wayne Buller, Kirby Forest Buller, Sara Dawn Buller, Teal Ray Milburn, Tyler Elizabeth Milburn, Priscilla Dawn Reid, Courtney Ann Reid and Katie Lynn Benoit; and 3 great grandchildren, Laney Christine Brown, Landon David Goodly, and Klara Lynn Buller; 15 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. 


DANNY RAY PHILLIPS

July 14, 1966 ~ November 19, 2013



Memorial services for Danny Ray Phillips, age 47, of Abbeville, Alabama will be held at 2:00 P.M. (CST), Monday, December 2, 2013 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Alabama. The visitation for Mr. Phillips will be held from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. (CST), Monday, December 2, 2013, prior to services at Kent Funeral Home. Danny Ray Phillips and his brother, Billy Phillips lost their lives together on November 19, 2013 in an 18-wheeler wreck which took place in Oklahoma.  

 

Born July 14, 1966 in Ashland, Alabama, Danny Ray Phillips is the son of the late Lonnie George Phillips, Sr. and Mary Ann Leslie Phillips. He enjoyed Alabama football, NASCAR, grilling, and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie George Phillips, Sr. and Mary Ann Leslie Phillips; and brothers, George Phillips, Jr. and Billy Phillips.

 

Survivors include his wife, Kim Phillips of Abbeville, Alabama; son, Timothy George Phillips of Abbeville, Alabama; daughter, Kelly (Joel) Nicole Carter of Abbeville, Alabama; brothers, David (Yolanda) Phillips, Steve (Ellen) Phillips, and Bob (Lynn) Phillips all of Eufaula, Alabama; sister, Joni Phillips (Ken Weaver) of Eufaula, Alabama; and grandchildren, Hunter Carter, Dacee Carter and Madison Phillips. 


BILLY PHILLIPS

September 5, 1964 ~ November 19, 2013


Funeral services for Billy Phillips, age 49, of Eufaula, Alabama will be held at 2:00 P.M. (CST), Monday, December 2, 2013 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Alabama. Burial will follow at Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown, Georgia with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. The visitation for Mr. Phillips will be held from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. (CST), Monday, December 2, 2013, prior to services at Kent Funeral Home. Billy Phillips and his brother, Danny Ray Phillips lost their lives together on November 19, 2013 in an 18-wheeler wreck which took place in Oklahoma.  

 

Born September 5, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, Billy Phillips is the son of the late Lonnie George Phillips, Sr. and Mary Ann Leslie Phillips. He enjoyed football, and NASCAR. He loved his family dearly and his dog, Rebel. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie George Phillips, Sr. and Mary Ann Leslie Phillips; and brothers, George Phillips, Jr. and Danny Ray Phillips.

 

Survivors include his son, Billy Lawrence Phillips of North Carolina; daughter, Mason Lin Phillips of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Kim Phillips of Abbeville, Alabama; brothers, David (Yolanda) Phillips, Steve (Ellen) Phillips, and twin brother, Bob (Lynn) Phillips all of Eufaula, Alabama; sister, Joni Phillips (Ken Weaver) of Eufaula, Alabama.

 

Asked to serve as pallbearers are Bobby Phillips, David Phillips, Jr., Chris Phillips, Nick Register, Steve Ludlam, and Charles Clapp. 


CIDNEY "SHUBB" MAXINE BELL BARBER

December 6, 2010 ~ November 16, 2013

and

GEORGE "BABY MUNCH" WILLIE BARBER IV

July 17, 2012 ~ November 16, 2013


Funeral Services for Cidney "Shubb" Maxine Bell Barber, age 2, and George "Baby Munch" Willie Barber IV, 16 months, both of Gerogetown, Georgia, will be held at 11:00 A.M. (CST) on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bro. Leamon Foxworth will officiate services and burial will follow at Omaha Cemetery in Omaha Georgia. The family will be accepting friends from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. (CST) prior to services at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Cidney and George gained their angel wings after a house fire took their lives on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Cidney "Shubb" Barber was born December 6, 2010 and George "Baby Munch" Barber was born July 17, 2012. Both were born in Columbus, Georgia. They are the daughter and son of George Willie Barber, III and Chelsea Nicole Gulledge of Georgetown, Georgia. Cidney and George are preceded in death by their paternal grandfather, George Willie Barber, II.     

Survivors include their parents, Chelsea Nicole Gulledge and George Willie Barber, III of Georgetown, Georgia; sister, Cloie Samantha Gail Barber of Georgetown, Georgia; paternal grandmother, Sandra Gail Barber of Georgetown, Georgia; maternal grandparents, Kathleen and Mark Thompson of Eufaula, Alabama and James Randall Gulledge of Louisville, Alabama; and maternal great-grandparents, Lavon Dawson of Leeds, Alabama, and Judy and Jerry Abercrombie of Louisville, Alabama.


In lieu of flowers, donation are requested to be made to the Sandra Barber Family c/o Farmers State Bank, P.O. Box 8, Georgetown, Georgia 39854.  

 


STANLEY "STAN" MARTIN GREEN

November 6, 1959 ~ November 15, 2013



Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Martin “Stan” Green, age 54, of Clayton, were held Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Rev. John Woodrow and Rev. Jabe Fincher officiated and burial followed in Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Stan died Friday, November 15 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fl. after suffering a massive heart attack a week before.   

Born November 6, 1959 in Bullock County, Stan was the son of Floyd and Doris Green of Clayton. He was a 1978 graduate of Dixie Academy where he enjoyed playing football.  Stan was a former member of the Air National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing.  Stan enjoyed life and was a thrill seeker.  He was a carpenter and handyman by trade and enjoyed his work. 

Survivors other than his parents include his wife, Barbara Green, Phenix City; a son and daughter in law, Zack and Jessica Green, Clayton; a daughter and son in law, Magan and Adam Romano, Corpus Christi, Tx.; a brother and sister in law, Braxton and Glenda Green, Louisville; a sister and brother in law, Linda Kay and Tommy Horne, Clayton, four grandchildren, Tyler French, Jessie Green, Kailey Romono and Addie Green; and four nephews, Chris Green, Trey Green, Trip Horne and Matt Horne. 

Active pallbearers were Chris Green, Trey Green, Trip Horne, Matt Horne, Jason Benefield, Roger Green, Rick Sewell and Marshall Williams III. 

The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to the United Methodist Children’s  Home, 3140 Zelda Ct., Montgomery, Al. 36106.   


BILLY JOE MEDLEY

August 20, 1938 ~ November 14, 2013


Graveside services with military honors for Mr. Billy Joe Medley, age 75, of Eufaula, Alabama were held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Baker officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Medley passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at his home in Eufaula, Alabama

 

Born August 20, 1938 in Blue Springs, Alabama, Mr. Medley was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Medley and the late Minnie Thelma Pippin. Billy Joe Medley was a lifelong resident of Barbour County, Alabama. Billy worked for many years with the U.S. Air Force, Artillery Division. After retiring from the Air Force, he went on to work and retire from Herndon Oil Company where he managed the Shell Station. Billy was a member and Deacon at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church. He was renowned for his great interest in the Eufaula Tigers football team which he followed for the past 34 years. He was also very passionate about Auburn Football. But what Mr. Medley will be most remember for is his deep love for his church, his family and his country. He is preceded in death by his wife, Faye Stanley Medley, who passed away in October 1999.

 

Survivors include his two daughters and son-in-laws; Rhonda and Ricky Braswell of Donalsonville, GA, and Debra and Ray Mathis of Eufaula, AL; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Donna Medley of Eufaula, AL; sister, Virginia Kirkland of Eufaula, AL; sisters-in-laws; Gail Eldridge of Eufaula, AL and Leola Norton of Phenix City, AL; and grandchildren; Kaitlyn Braswell, Keaton Braswell, Hunter Miller, and Alexis Mathis.

 


The family is accepting flowers or request that donations be made to Mount Zion Freewill Church, c/o Nina Vickers, 607 Holly Drive, Eufaula, Alabama 36027.



ARTHUR EUGENE PARKS, SR.

April 11, 1960 ~ November 2, 2013


 

Funeral services for Mr. Arthur Eugene Parks, Sr., age 53, of Eufaula, Alabama will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bro. John Grubbs will officiate and burial will follow at Friendly Assembly Church of God Cemetery in Texasville, Alabama. Visitation for Mr. Parks will be held Tuesday evening, November 5, 2013, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Mr. Parks passed away suddenly, Saturday, November 2, 2013 in Eufaula, Alabama.

 

Born April 11, 1960 in Clio, Alabama, Mr. Parks was the son of the late James Parks, Sr. and Ersel Louvenior Riley Parks. He was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and Eufaula area. He worked for many years as a tire technician and was remembered as having a great work ethic. He was dearly loved by his family and will greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Ersel Parks; and sister, Caroll Jordan. 


Survivors include his wife, Kacy Shirah of Eufaula, AL.; sons, Eugene Parks, Jr. of Clio, AL. and Rickie Lane Shirah of Eufaula, AL.; brothers and sister-in-laws, Derrell and Ruth Norris of Troy, AL. and James and Brenda Parks of Eufaula, AL.; sisters and brother-in-laws, Kathy Parker of Eufaula, AL., Linda Dean of Ariton, AL., Jackie Trawick of Ozark, AL., and Connie and Robert Vidaurri of Victoria, TX.; and grandchildren, Alyssa Brooke Parks, Shiann Nicole Parks and Gracie Marie Parks.


 ROBERT EARL PARMER, SR.

November 7, 1946 ~ October 22, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Robert Earl Parmer Sr., age 66, of Smithville, Ga., will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2 P.M. (CDT) at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev.  Turner Bostwick will officiate and a eulogy will be given by Danny Hatfield.  Burial will follow in Sardis Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Parmer died with his children by his side, Tuesday, October 22, at his home.

Born November 7, 1946 in Eufaula, Alabama, Mr. Parmer was the son of the late Harold and Estelle Clark Roney. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Olivia Hatfield Parmer and Cheryl Josey Parmer.  He had lived in Smithville with his daughter for the past three years and before that for 12 years in Albany and was raised in Arlington.  Mr. Parmer was a member of Life Christian International in Albany, Ga. He owned and operated a saw mill for many years and loved carpentry, woodworking and building furniture.  He was a master at his hobbies.

 Survivors include a son, Robert E. Parmer, Jr., Smithville; two daughters, Beverly Kimbrell, Smithville, and Miranda Spangenberg, Leesburg; a sister, Rhonda Shelley, Eufaula; and a grandson, Josh Spangenberg.

 

MARJORIE LYNETTE CURRIE

April 25, 1938 ~ October 14, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Currie, age 75, of Louisville were held Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisville. Rev. Curtis Rich, Rev. Ross Kilpatrick, and Bro. Don Highland officiated and burial followed church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mrs. Currie passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at her home in Louisville.

Born April 25, 1938 in Louisville, Alabama, Mrs. Currie was the daughter of the late Edwin Harden and the late Winnie Hovey Harden. She was a lifelong resident of Louisville and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisville. Throughout her nursing career, which lasted over 30 years, she worked at hospitals, nursing homes and doctors offices. After her retirement, she opened her florist in Louisville for 2 years. Mrs. Currie loved her children and grandchildren greatly and enjoyed making things   for them. Mrs. Currie was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Gerald Currie.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, George Dewey Currie of Louisville, AL; son and daughter in law, Lynn and Reba Currie of Louisville, AL; daughter and son in law, Edwina and Larry Dykes of Louisville, AL; nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Al) Knight, Melissa (Kevin) Wise, Kimberly Currie (Aaron Newguard), Shane Currie (Michelle Ennis), Jamie (Joni) Dykes, Melanie Dykes, Tiffany (Tim) Kilpatrick, Jason Currie (Carmen Hamm), Jeremy (Ashley) Currie; and eleven great-grandchildren, Megan Walters, Matt Walters, Mason Shaffer, Brianna Shaffer, Gage Dykes, Emma Dykes, Ruger Currie, Aubrey Wise, John Foster Hamm, Brandon Currie, McKenzie Bundy.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Jeremy Currie, Jason Currie, Jamie Dykes, Shane Currie, Tim Kilpatrick, Kevin Wise, Aaron Newguard, and Wayne McGilvary.

 

 

JACQUELINE "JACKIE" DENISE BUNNELL

December 18, 1960 ~ October 13, 2013


Memorial services for Mrs. Jacqueline "Jackie" Denise Bunnell, age 52, of Clayton, Alabama were held Friday, October 18, 2013 at 3 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Ron Jackson officiated. Mrs. Bunnell tragically lost her life at her home in Clayton, Alabama Sunday, October, 13, 2013. Born December 18, 1960 in Eufaula, Alabama, Jacqueline "Jackie" Denise Bunnell was the daughter of the late AJ "Jack" Jordan and the late Betty Sewell Jordan. After her biological mother passed away when Jackie was 11 years old, she raised by her father and step-mother, Mary Jordan. Jackie was a lifelong resident of the Barbour County area and a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church in Clayton, Alabama. She was the first female member of the Clayton Lions Club. She enjoyed crocheting and was known as a hard working lady. She loved her grandchildren deeply and always enjoyed spending time with them and her family. Her sweet disposition touched the lives of everyone she met. She was a friend to so many and her passing has left a community heartbroken and mourning the tragic passing of their friend and loved one. She is preceded in death by her father, AJ "Jack" Jordan; biological mother, Betty Sewell Jordan, husband, Gene Bunnell; and brother, Jerry Jordan. Survivors include her mother, Mary Jordan; son, Todd Jordan, AL; daughter, Hillary (Tony) Franks; brothers, Ricky Jordan, Bo Jordan, and Alex (Lori) Jordan; sister, Beth Retherford; and grandsons, Damien and Kaegan Franks.

 

THELMA INEZ GALLANT

July 22, 1931 ~ September 30, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Inez Gallant, age 82, of Eufaula, Alabama were held Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Ken Jackson officiated and burial followed at Fairview Addition Cemetery in Eufaula, Alabama with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Gallant passed away peacefully at her home Monday, September 30, 2013 at her home in Eufaula.

Born July 22, 1931 in Talladega, Alabama, Mrs. Thelma was the daughter of late Spurgeon Allen and the late Mamie Mitchell Allen. She was a resident of the Eufaula, Alabama since 1963 prior to coming from Talladega, Alabama. She was a member of Christian Life Church in Eufaula, Alabama. She loved her family dearly and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles Gallant; and her son, Iran Leslie Gallant.

Survivors include her son, Charles Stanley Gallant of Brandon, Mississippi; daughter, Gayla Sue Krause of Marianna, Florida; sister, Dot Dial of Talladega, Alabama; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Walker Allen Byrd, Tim Nolan, Teddy Ray Roberts, Jody Lee, Cody Lee, and Gage Spivey.

 

 

 

MARTHA JEAN HOPPER

February 16, 1954 ~ September 24, 2013


Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Jean Hopper, age 59, of Eufaula will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Eufaula, Alabama. Rev. Clyde Hancock will officiate committal services with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Hopper passed away Monday evening, September 24, 2013 at Noland Hospital, Dothan, Alabama, after an extended illness.

Born February 16, 1954, in Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs. Martha Hopper was the daughter of the late Johnnie William Martin and Madeline Baxley Martin. Martha was a lifelong resident of Eufaula. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed drinking an ice cold Coca Cola and working  crossword puzzles. She relished in loving on her two dogs, Bob and Trixie and also her cat. She loved watching T.V., reading, talking on the phone and making people laugh. But probably what she enjoyed the most, and that too will be missed most about her, was her over-achieving ability to fuss and debate with her family, especially her beloved husband, Jimmy.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Hopper, of Eufaula, Alabama; son and daughter in law, Jeremy and Katie Hopper of Eufaula, Alabama; daughter, Wendy Hopper of Eufaula, Alabama; brothers, John H. Martin of Dothan, Alabama and William H. (Wanda) Martin of Phenix City, Alabama; and sister, Wanda (Larry) Prophitt of Dothan, Alabama.  

 

RUBY PRICE BEATY

November 13, 1919 ~ August 9, 2013


 

Ruby Beaty, 93, of Louisville, Alabama passed away Friday, August 9, 2013.   Ruby was born November 13, 1919 to the late Earnest and Georgia Whigham Price.  She was the last remaining of their thirteen children.  She married Odell Beaty in 1939. They were married for 68 years before he passed away in March 2008.  Ruby worked for many years in the lunchroom at Louisville High School.  She was always very dedicated to her family and her church.  She was very faithful in visiting the sick and home bound people in the community.  Ruby's greatest joy was serving and spending time with her family.  Whenever her children and grandchildren came to visit, she always had their favorite foods ready. They remember macaroni and cheese, homemade rolls, chicken and dumplings, cheesecake and other delicious desserts, and especially the pound cakes which she made almost every week.Ruby is survived by her daughters, Georgia Beaty and Barbara (John) Helms and her grandchildren Mark Helms, Daniel Helms, and Price Beaty, all of Auburn, Alabama, one sister-in-law, Jean Price of Dublin, Georgia, and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 3:00 pm at the Louisville Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Baker and Rev. Tim Callaway officiating and burial will follow in the Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Visitation will be held at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton on Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  The family will accept flowers or suggest donations can be made to the Louisville Cemetery Fund % Deborah Vinson, P.O. Box 125, Louisville, Al. 36048.

  

 

JAMES HENRY "HILLY" BOYD

March 8, 1929 ~ August 6, 2013



James Henry (“Hilly”) Boyd entered eternal rest on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 surrounded by his  wife of 60 years, Charlotte,  his children, and other family. Hilly graduated from Clayton High School, served in the U.S. Army, spending most of his military duty at West Point Military Academy.  He was retired from the trucking industry. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan, AL and attended Lighthouse Sunday School Class. Surviving Hilly are his wife Charlotte Greene Boyd, children Cathy Byrd (Bill) of Panama City, FL, Jim Boyd (Carol) of Albany, GA, Dan Boyd (Marcia) of Plains, GA,  Carol Andrews (Boyd) of Montgomery, AL., eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, sisters- in law Frances Boyd, Evelyn Boyd, Betty Bryant, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Nicky Boyd and Elma Boyd Hartzog, infant daughter Janet Lynn Boyd, brothers Dempsey and Cecil Boyd. Funeral services were held at Clayton United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 10, 2013 with Rev. Jim Luther and Rev. Jabe Fincher officiating. Burial followed at Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. 


JOHN CLIFTON PUCKETT

July 21, 1976 ~ August 6, 2013


Funeral Services for Mr. John Clifton Puckett, age 37, of Eufaula, will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at Southpoint Church in Eufaula. Rev. Chris Toole will officiate and burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation for John will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Southpoint Church. John passed away Tuesday,  August 6, 2013 at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula, Alabama after an extended battle with cancer.

Born July 21, 1976 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, John was the son of Earnest Earl Puckett and Patricia Clifton Puckett. John had resided in Eufaula since 1990 coming from Zachary, Louisiana. John was an employee with Carbo Ceramics in Eufaula where he worked as a Utility Operator up until his illness. John adored his wife, Heather and their two daughters, Haley and Allie. He was always ready to "hit the road and go" any time the opportunity would arise.

It is believed that John (and also his brothers) had a greater ability to shop and hunt down a bargain more so than the woman of the Puckett family.  

John enjoyed cooking and especially if he was making his homemade peach cobbler, which he made frequently. It is speculated that he regularly prepared his cobbler because he enjoyed hearing everyone brag over his delicious masterpiece.

But one of John's most enjoyed hobbies was gardening and growing tomatoes. Even up until days prior to his passing, he still managed to tend to his tomato plants. And much like the care he had for his plants, so was that of John's life. For anywhere he sewed a seed, up until being called home, he continued to give it the love and care it needed to grow. 

John will be remembered for his humble and sweet disposition. He was not only a wonderful husband and father, but he was a man of integrity, compassion, respect and love. His kindness touched the hearts of everyone who knew him. As the community of Eufaula and Barbour County mourn the loss of a great husband, father, brother, son, uncle, co-worker and friend, they all know that Heaven gained wonderful angel. John is preceded in death by his father, Earnest Earl Puckett.              

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Heather Fornea Puckett, of Eufaula; daughters, Haylee and Allie Puckett of Eufaula; mother, Patricia Clifton Puckett of Eufaula; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas E. Puckett of Meridian, Mississippi, Chris (Michelle) Puckett of Eufaula, Alabama, Scott (Tonya) Puckett of Eufaula, Alabama; brother in law, Brandon (Kim) Fornea; and mother and father-in-law, James (Karen) Fornea of Picayune, Mississippi.

Asked to serve as pallbearers are Dustin Wood, Ronnie Marshall, Jr., Trevor Dowling, Jimmy Symons, Sterling Giles, Eddie Trammell, Patrick Hawkins, and Richard Franklin. 


DENNIS LYNN MADRIE, II

September 12, 1979 ~ July 27, 2013



Funeral Services for Mr. Dennis Lynn Madrie, age 33, of Eufaula, Alabama will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. at Friendly Assembly Church of God in Clayton, Alabama with Rev. Jimmy Sowell officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at Friendly Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Clayton with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Madrie passed away at his home on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after an extended battle of cancer.Born September 12, 1979 in Ozark, Alabama, Dennis was the son of the Dennis Lynn Madrie, I and Letitia Rene Ostrander Gamble. Mr. Madrie was a resident of the Eufaula area for the past ten year prior to coming from Henry County. Up until his sickness, Dennis was employed with Eufaula Pulpwood Company as a dump truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, race car driving, working, and riding motorcycles. Dennis was a loving husband, father, step-father, son, brother and uncle. He is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Lynn Madrie, I; paternal grandparents, Herman Eugene and Lela Louise Madrie; and maternal grandmother, Helen Frierson.Survivors include his wife, Virginia Beth Madrie of Eufaula, AL; mother and step-father, Letitia Rene and Henry Gamble; sons, Dennis Lynn "Trey" Madrie, III and Robert Derron Riley; daughters, Dakota Ryan Madrie, Lily Saige Madrie, Jasmine Sierra Riley, Adrienne Desiree Riley, and Cassandra Madison Riley; brother, Rodney (Amanda) Madrie of Eufaula, AL; sisters, Michelle Madrie (Damien) Rice of Eufaula, AL. and Sierra Danielle Madrie (Daryl Frost) of Eufaula, AL., granddaughter, Averi Blake Riley; nephews, Shawn Madrie, Darren Madrie, Daryl Frost, and Deshaune Frost; and maternal grandfather, Don Frierson.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Rodney Madrie, Henry Gamble, Damien Rice, Phillip Tew, Frank Gissendaner, Billy Jo Williams. 


EARNEST EARL PUCKETT

October 16, 1940 ~ July 24, 2013


Funeral Services with military honors for Mr. Earnest Earl Puckett, age 72, of Eufaula, were held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Rev. Chris Toole officiated and burial followed at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Puckett passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama, after an extended illness. Born October 16, 1940 in Johnson City, Tennessee, Mr. Puckett was the raised by his beloved aunt and uncle, Marvene and Tom Houston after his biological mother, Birdella Inskeep Puckett, passed away when he was 4 years old. Earl had resided in Eufaula since 1990 prior to coming from Zachary, Louisiana, where he had lived since 1968. Mr. Puckett was employed with Georgia Pacific from 1967 until 1990 in Louisiana. He then relocated to the Eufaula area where he worked for Mead Westvaco as a foreman up until his retirement in 2000. Earl enjoyed watching all sports, but most of all, he loved Alabama football. He thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandkids play ball. And for those grandkids who were not playing ball,  they always enjoyed the leisurely strolls around the ballpark, sitting in "Pops" lap while riding on his wheelchair. A favorite past time for Earl and his family were the many years he coached his four boys in baseball. He was always his boys biggest fan even up until he was called home. He taught his boys, "Always fight and never give up!" Words they still live by today. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his mother, Birdella Inskeep Puckett; special aunt and uncle, Tom and Marvene Houston; and sister, Jean Puckett Goodson.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patricia Puckett of Eufaula, AL; sons, Thomas Puckett of Meridian, MS, Chris (Michelle) Puckett of Eufaula, AL, Scott (Tonya) Puckett of Eufaula, AL, and John (Heather) Puckett of Eufaula, AL; grandchildren, Courtney Puckett, Carly Puckett, Jax Puckett, Haylee Puckett, Bailey Puckett, John Puckett, Allie Puckett, and Nevee Kate Puckett.  Asked to serve as pallbearers were C.J. Davis, Jay Andrews, C.W. Woodward, Michael Clifton, Jay Bonner, Eddie Trammell, Ronnie Marshall, Jr., and Joey Chance. 


DONNIE EDWARD PARMER

July 29, 1957 ~ July  24, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Donnie Edward Parmer, age 55, of Keystone Heights, Fl.  were held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Rev. Bobby Hagler officiated and burial followed in Antioch Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Parmer died Wednesday, July 24 at his home after an extended illness. Born July 29, 1957 in Ft. Rucker, Al., Mr. Parmer was the son of the late Roy Donald Parmer and Mary Jane Weathers Parmer.  Donnie had lived in Keystone Heights since 1995 and attended Keystone Heights United Methodist Church.  He loved Bible study and was an avid stamp collector.  Donnie was a graphic design artist by trade but his hobby and other trade was restoration of Mustang cars and he owned Mustang Only One

Survivors include his wife, Briar Patray Parmer, Keystone Heights, Fl.; a son, William Jared Parmer, Tallahassee, Fl.; a daughter and son in law,, Savannah Rose and Timothy Kaszas, Baltimore, Md.; a brother and sister in law, Steven Dale and Sandra Parmer, Phenix City, Al.; a sister , Debbie Phillips, Birmingham, Al.; and two nieces and  a nephew, Brian (Laura) Phillips, Brook Parmer and Becky Livingston. 

The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Haven Hospice,  6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, Fl. 32177.  


BONNIE LOUISE COOK

November 11, 1964 ~ July 23, 2013


Memorial services for Mrs. Bonnie Louise Cook will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula with Rev. Jimmy Sowell officiating. Bonnie passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, July 19, 2013. Born November 11, 1964 in Jamestown, North Dakota, Mrs. Bonnie was the daughter of John Peters and Marveen Vincent Peters. Bonnie had been a resident of Eufaula since 2006 prior to coming from Millbrook, Alabama were she was a teacher at Victory Baptist School. Bonnie was also a paramedic for many years while living in Millbrook. At the time of her passing, Mrs. Cook was attending Lee University to obtain a Masters Degree in Christian Counseling. She is preceded in death by her father, John Peters. Survivors include her husband of 7 years, Richard R. Cook of Eufaula, AL; mother; Marveen Vincent Peters; son, Donald Ray "Tripp" Greene of Prattville, Alabama; step-sons, Richard Robert Cook (Tiffany) of North Carolina and Daniel Aaron Cook of North Carolina; step-daughter, Christina Lynette Cook Slater of North Carolina; sisters, Kathy Edwards (Don) of Washington and Peggy Ellis; step-grandchild, Jaleah Renee Slater of North Carolina and special friend, Kittie Jones of Eufaula. 


MARY JANICE JERNIGAN 

March 22, 1934 ~ July 19, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Janice Jernigan were held Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton. Bro. Bill Brown officiated and burial followed at Clayton Cemetery in Clayton with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mary went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama after an extended illness. Born March 22, 1934 in Abbeville, Alabama, Mrs. Mary was the daughter of the late Clarence L. Lipscomb, Sr. and Lorraine Dobbs Lipscomb. Mary was a resident of Clayton, Alabama since 1966 prior to coming from Abbeville, Alabama. She was a member of Clayton Baptist Church. She loved her church family, enjoyed working with the R.A.'s at the church for many years, and singing in the church choir. Mary rarely missed a church service or a Sunday school class. Mary also enjoyed serving the people of Clayton. She always checked on and tended to the sick and/or shut-ins on a regular basis. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her; for she was loved by so many. She will always be remembered by her family for her trade mark advice should would offer to them, "That's the way life goes". She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence L. Lipscomb, Sr. and Lorraine Dobbs Lipscomb; brothers, Samuel Lipscomb, and Clarence L. Lipscomb, Jr.; and sister, Elva Louise Money.  Survivors include her husband Mitchell Clayborn Jernigan of Clayton, AL; sons, Lamar (Virginia) Jernigan of Pine Level, AL and Travis (Amy) Jernigan of Thomasville, AL; brother, James Merlin Lipscomb of Screamer, AL; sisters, Eva Lois Henry of Cottonwood, AL, Delaphaine White of Screamer, AL, and Myrtle Chalkley of Columbus, GA; grandchildren, Jessica Jernigan, Jennifer Henderson, Breck Combs, and Blake Combs; great-grandchild, Janie Henderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Ask to serve as pallbearers were Curtis Henry, Darren Henry, Donald Jernigan, Ronald Jernigan, Marshall Williams, III, and Charles Campbell. The family will be accepting flowers, or in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Clayton Baptist Cemetery Fund c/o Dean Brown, 298 Pratt Station Road, ClaytonAlabama 36016.



GERALDINE “GERRIE" HARTZOG

November 25, 1938 ~ July 8, 2013


Memorial services for Ms. Geraldine “Gerrie” Hartzog, age 74, of Eufaula, were held Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 2 P.M. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Hospice Chaplain Tim Stevenson officiated with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Hartzog died Monday, July 8, at her residence after an extended illness. Born November 25, 1938 in Athens, Limestone Co., Alabama, Mrs. Hartzog was the daughter of the late Carroll and Thelma Ella Phillips Pugh.  She had lived in Eufaula since May 2012.  She was retired after 37 ½ years with NorthWestern Airlines. Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Darren and Ginger Hartzog, Clayton; a daughter and son in law, Dana H. and Winfred Griggs, Seale; a brother and sister in law, John William and Shirley Pugh, Rogersville; a grandson, John Vernon Griggs, three step grandchildren, Frankie Adams, Brooke Mason and Jason Tibbs; and four step great grandchildren, Averie and Dempsey Adams and Sawyer and Crawford Mason.


BRITTANY JOANNE GARRETT

October 14, 1998 ~ June 25, 2013


Funeral services for Miss Brittany Joanne Garrett, age 14, will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Burial followed at Epworth UMC Cemetery in Eufaula with Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula directing. Brittany passed away Tuesday. June 25, 2013 from injuries she sustained from an automobile accident. Born October 14, 1998 in Ozark, Alabama, Brittany was the daughter of Williams Samuel Garrett, II of Dothan, AL. and Melissa Jo Cantley of Eufaula, AL. Brittany had been living in Dothan, AL for the past year prior to moving from Eufaula, AL where she was a lifelong resident. Brittany loved all animals and ice cream. She is remembered as being high-spirited, very friendly and loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Eufaula Middle School Band and the Wicksburg Middle School Band where she played the baritone. It was Brittany's aspiration to grow up to one day be a veterinarian. Survivors include her father, William Samuel Garrett, II of Dothan, AL; mother, Melissa Jo Cantley of Eufaula, AL; sister, Jaime Dean of Eufaula, AL; brothers, Devon Dean of Eufaula, AL, William Samuel Garrett, III of Wicksburg, AL, Devon Abner of Ark.; Aunts, Tammy (Albert) Guilford of Georgetown, GA, Rena (James) Hutto of Georgetown, GA, Megan Conner of Eufaula AL, Leslie (Donnie) Cox of Georgetown, GA, Elizabeth Cantley of Eufaula, AL, Kallie Hardy of Eufaula, AL, Jamie Cantley of Bakerhill, AL, Rachael Kirkwood of OR, and Amber Lovell of Atlanta, GA; Uncles, Mikey (Sherri) Conner, Jr., of Dothan, AL, Charles Brown of OR, Jack Cantley of TX; paternal grandparents, Vivian Garrett and William Samuel Garrett, Sr.; and maternal grandparents, Faye Ownby of OR . and Jimmy Cantley of Bakerhill, AL. Ask to serve as pallbearers were Roger Pippin, James Robinson, William Samuel Garrett, II, Cortez Crenshaw, Albert Guilford, Jonathan Guilford, Don Baker, Jr. and James Hutto. 


SHEILA DIANE MITCHELL

November 19, 1946 ~ June 19, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Sheila Diane Mitchell of Eufaula were held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula, Alabama. Rev. Donnie Dunn officiated and burial followed at Epworth Cemetery in Eufaula, Alabama with Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula directing. Sheila passed away suddenly, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula, Alabama. Born November 19, 1946 in Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs. Mitchell was the daughter of the late Bennie Martin Morris Sr. and the late Ella Mae Griffin Morris. Sheila was a lifelong resident of Eufaula, Alabama. Being born deaf, Sheila was very proficient in sign language. She attended the Alabama School for the Deaf in Talladega, Alabama 1952. After completing the school, Sheila enjoyed teaching sign language to anyone who was interested in learning as well as communicating and helping others who were deaf in the community. Sheila loved animals, cooking, collecting dolls and her family. She is preceded in death by her brother, Larry Morris and her grandson, Matthew Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Wiley Ray Mitchell of Eufaula, AL; sons, Kevin Michael Mitchell, Sr. (Shana) of Eufaula, AL and Bill Mitchell, Sr. of Eufaula, AL; daughter, Amy Cordell of Eufaula, AL; brother, Bennie Morris, Jr. of Camille, GA; sisters, Shirley Parmer of Eufaula, AL and Gloria Herring of Ozark, AL; grandchildren, Kevin Mitchell, Jr., Billy Mitchell, Jr., Tabitha Valdez, Andrew Mitchell, Caine Cordell, Alex Mitchell, and Anthony Mitchell; great grandchildren, James Carter Mitchell, Lillyan Valdez and Chase Mitchell. Ask to serve as pallbearers were Bill Mitchell, Sr., Kevin Jernigan, Brian Jernigan, Kenneth Valdez, Kevin Mitchell, Jr. and Jerry Aultman. 


DEBORAH WATSON BEASLEY

January 8, 1952 ~ June 16, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah Watson Beasley, age 61, of Louisville will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton, Alabama. Rev. Donald Phillips will officiate and burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville, Alabama with Kent Funeral Home in Clayton directing. Deborah passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama, after a brief illness. Born January 8, 1952, in Union Springs, Alabama, Mrs. Beasley was the daughter of the late Herman Annis Watson and the late Jodie Bell Beverly Watson. Deborah had been a resident of Louisville, Alabama since 1994 prior to living in Union Springs. She enjoyed camping and shopping and loved her family dearly. Survivors include her husband, Charles Beasley of Louisville, AL; daughters, Beverly Maxwell (Keith) Spivey of Louisville, AL and Dixie Maxwell of Dothan, AL; step daughter, Melissa Beasley Bozeman of Wetumpka, AL; step son, Chad Beasley of Louisiana; sister, Dianne Watson (Terrell) Padgett of Troy, AL; sister in laws; Peggy Herring of Louisville, AL; Patsy Roberts McKinnon of Clio, AL; brother in law, Carl Beasley of Wetumpka, AL; grandchildren, Anna Blakely LaVorgna, Andrew Keith Spivey, Maggie Claire LaVorgna, and Jodie Charlotte Spivey; step grandchildren, Logan Bozeman and Lakin Bozeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ask to serve as pallbearers were Mike Arrington, Drew Spivey, Chad Beasley, Logan Bozeman, Colby Hutto, Channing Hutto, Brandon Jordan and Jacob Brown. The family accepts flowers, or in lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Dean Brown, 298 Pratt Station Road, Clayton, Alabama 36016. 


DEE ANNA WILLIAMS

December 23, 1973 ~ June 10, 2013



Funeral services for Ms. Dee Anna Williams, age 39, formerly of Eufaula were held, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Parkview Baptist Church in Eufaula. Rev. Glenn Brock officiated and burial followed at Memory Garden Cemetery. Dee Anna was on her way to work on June 10, 2013 when injuries she sustained in an automobile accident took her earthly life. Dee Anna is now at home in heaven with her heavenly Father. Born December 23, 1973, in Anniston, Alabama, Ms. Williams was the daughter of Freddy Lamar Williams and Rachel Cannon Williams. Dee Anna was a 1992 graduate of Eufaula High School where she was the Head Majorette. She continued her education at Auburn University where she played the clarinet in the Auburn Marching Band and received her bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. Dee Anna began her teaching career in 1996 with the Russell County School System. At the time of her passing, Dee Anna was a teacher and a technology specialist for Jacksonville City School System where she had been employed since 2008.  Along with Dee Anna's other great achievements, she had two children, Tyler and Kristen Peck, whom she loved dearly. Dee Anna's love for her children is  an eternal love.    Dee Anna will be remembered for her kindness and compassionate love for her family and friends.  Survivors include her son, Tyler Anthony Peck and her  daughter, Kristen Danielle Peck,; parents, Freddy and Rachel Williams; brother, Freddy L. Williams; sister and brother-in-"love", Lori Leigh and Lamar Holland, niece, Lauren Holland, and  nephew, Lyndon Holland; and paternal grandfather, John Austin of Oxford, AL.

 

 

FAYE B. MCCRANEY

September 24, 1925 ~ June 3, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Benefield McCraney, age 87, were held Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11 A.M. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  Rev. Randy Adams officiated and burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. McCraney died Monday, June 3, at Henry County Health and Rehab. after an extended illness. Born Sept. 24, 1925 in Barbour County, Mrs. McCraney was the daughter of the late Artis O. and Alice Holmes Benefield.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willie Mack McCraney, a daughter, Maxine Tidwell and a great grandchild, Colby Murphy. Mrs. McCraney attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for many years and more recently attended Louisville Baptist Church. She worked at Van Heusen in Clayton for many years. Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Joe and Martha McCraney; a daughter, Nancy Blankenship; a son in law, Nicky Tidwell; a sister, Robbie Sue Donaldson; 7 grandchildren, Trey Halstead, Christy Fortune, Chasity Smith, Monica Murphy, “Joe Joe” McCraney Jr., Donda Meader, and John Michael Blankenship; 8 great grandchildren, Kimberly Williams, Brett Fortune, Emma Jo Smith, Trenton Murphy, Trace McCraney, Hadley Kate McCraney, Braden Grant and Hunter Meader and a great great grandchild, Garrett Williams. Ask to serve as pallbearers were Stephen Murphy, Jeff Fortune, Brent Smith, Mike McCraney, Joe Joe McCraney and Brett Fortune.

 

GENE ELLERY BUNNELL

September 2, 1943 ~ May 22, 2013


 

Funeral services for Mr. Gene Ellery Bunnell, age 69, of Clayton were held Friday, May 24, 2013 at 2 P.M. from the chapel at Kent Funeral Home in Clayton.  Rev. Ron Jackson officiated and burial followed at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Bunnell died suddenly at his home Wednesday, May 22, after an extended illness.  Born September 2, 1943 in New Hampshire, Mr. Bunnell was the son of the late Ellery P. and Juanita Thomas Bunnell.  He had lived in the Clayton area for the past 30 years coming from New Hampshire. He was an avid Nascar and NHRA fan. He was a past president of the Clayton Lions Club and a current director for the Lions Club. He drove for many years for several companies in the area including Bledsoe Trucking, Boyd Bros. and American Buildings.  Survivors include his wife, Jackie Jordan Bunnell, Clayton; two sons, Blaine Bunnell, Phenix City and Noah Bunnell, Clayton; a step son, Todd Jordan, Eufaula and step daughter, Hillary Franks, Dothan; a sister, Maude Colon, Holyoke, Mass.; one grandchild, Hanna Bunnell and two step grandchildren, Damien and Kaegan Franks. Ask to serve as pallbearers were Buddy Weston, Dan Trammell, Travis Jernigan, Todd Jordan, Blaine Bunnell and Noah Bunnell. 

 

 

THOMAS MALONE SNEAD, SR.

July 27, 1928 ~ May 5, 2013


 

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Malone Snead, Sr., age 84, of Clayton, Alabama were held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Clayton Baptist Church in Clayton, Alabama with Rev. Bill Brown and Rev. Ron Lee officiating. Burial followed at Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton Directing. Mr. Snead went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at his home in Clayton. Born July 27, 1928 in Bakerhill, Alabama, Mr. Snead was the son of the late Thomas Floyd Snead and Evelyn "Hush" Malone Snead. He is survived by his wife Jackie Tew Snead of Clayton, Alabama; son, Tom (Sara) Snead, Jr. of Auburn, Alabama; daughter, Patty (Kenneth) Chance of Auburn, Alabama; sister, Carolyn Snead Warr of Clayton, Alabama; grandchildren, Josh Chance, Amy Cole, , Laura Snead, Thomas Snead III, Henry Snead, Rachel Snead, all of Auburn, Alabama and Anna Brown of Ruston, Louisiana; and great grandchildren, Elijah Chance, Isaac Chance, Samuel Chance, Daniel Chance, Caroline Cole, all of Auburn, Alabama and Ayden Brown and Audrey Anna Brown of Ruston, Louisiana.   


HILMA SELF

January 5, 1927 ~ April 14, 2013


Memorial services for Mrs. Hilma Inez Self, age 86, of Clayton, were held Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 3 P.M. at Corinth Baptist Church.  Rev. Steve Gunter and Bro. Clyde Hancock officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mrs. Self died Sunday, April 14, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born January 5, 1927 in Texasville Community of Barbour County, Mrs. Self was the daughter of the late Wren and Dorcas Alice Creel Fillingim.  She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Robert Self in 1992.  Mrs. Self was always a homemaker first but also held many other jobs.  She worked at Phillips Van Heusen Company in Clayton for several years, she worked as a beautician and also as a cake maker her grandchildren recall with delight. She worked with her sons and husband in the fields farming and would always have lunch on the table when they came in to eat. Mrs. Self was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, Gladys Rogers, Thelma Flynn, Nitia Johnson, Vera Williams and Buford Fillingim and a grandson, Allen Self.  Survivors include two sons and daughters in law, Larry and Patricia G. Self, Eufaula and Tommy and Jean Self, Clayton; four grandchildren, Matthew Self, Cindy Harbuck, Jason Self and Rene Snell; and six great grandchildren, Morgan and Clayton Self, Maggie Dowie, Cameron Snell, Madison Dowie and Cayla Snell. The family suggest that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Attn: Donations, 1330 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

 

JEREMY WAYNE TRAMMELL

June 26, 1980 ~ April 5, 2013


Funeral services for Jeremy Wayne Trammell, age 32, of Eufaula, Alabama were held Monday, April 8, 2013 at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church in Eufaula, Alabama with Bro. Steven Doss officiating. Burial followed at Sardis Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Trammell passed away at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama on Friday, April 5, 2013. Born June 26, 1980 in Eufaula, Alabama, Jeremy was the son of James Edward Trammell and the late Ira Veneveline Brooks Trammell of Eufaula. He was a lifelong resident of Eufaula. Jeremy loved Alabama football. He enjoyed horses and cars. He deeply loved his friends and family and always enjoyed a crowd. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ira Veneveline Brooks Trammell.

Survivors include his father, James Edward Trammell; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Brandy Trammell of Eufaula, Alabama; sisters and brother-in-laws, Kim and Jimmy Taylor of Eufaula, Alabama, Lisa and Matt Emerson of Montgomery, Alabama, Tonya and Scott Puckett of Eufaula, Alabama, and Ashley Rasberry of Eufaula, Alabama; grandmother, Betty Brockman of Eufaula, Alabama; Aunts, Linda (William) Lewis of Eufaula, Alabama and Nadine Williams of Eufaula, Alabama; Uncle, Tip Trammell of Eufaula, Alabama; Nieces, Sharli Trammell of Montgomery, Alabama, Gabby Emerson of Montgomery, Alabama, Emily, Ellie and Edie Trammell of Eufaula, Alabama, Audri Rasberry of Eufaula, Alabama, and Nevee Kate Puckett of Eufaula, Alabama; Nephews, Cody Taylor of Eufaula, Alabama and Chase Emerson of Eufaula, Alabama; and Great Nephew, Caleb Matmanibong of Montgomery, Alabama.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were Jeff Bush, Matt Taylor, Daniel Trammell, Lance Meadows, Dexter Price, Chris O'Hearn, Tim Kilpatrick and Michael Pittman.  

 

LEILA MOONYENE "MONA" HATFIELD WINGATE

October 28, 1939 ~ April 1, 2013 


Leila Moonyene "Mona" Hatfield Wingate, age 73, of Arlington, Georgia, was called home on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely, Georgia. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2 P.M. (CDT) at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Burial will follow at Old Fairview Cemetery in Eufaula, Alabama with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Visitation for Mrs. Wingate will be held Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. (CDT) at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Born October 28, 1939 in Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs. Wingate was the daughter of the late William Arthur "W.A." Hatfield and Jennye Elene Creel Hatfield. She resided most of her adult life in Arlington, Georgia. She was a member of Arlington Church of God. She loved flowers, birds and poetry. She is preceded in death by her brother, Larry Carl Hatfield and sister, Olivia Parmer.  Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws, Steven Lee and Mary Carol Jernigan of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Leonard Anthony and Donna Crisp of Robinsville, North Carolina; two daughters and son-in-laws, Daphanee Lynn and Donnie Spriggs of Georgetown, Georgia and Tobbie Arden and Richard Paul of Edison, Georgia; and three brother, William Arthur "Sonny" Hatfield, Jr.  of Leesburg, Georgia, Russell Lee Hatfield of Eufaula, Alabama, and Comer Dale Hatfield of Montgomery, Alabama; grandchildren, Randall, Matthew and Kristen Jernigan, Jason, Josh and Joel Crisp, Leigh, Samantha, Jamie and Taylor Spriggs, and Evan Paul Asked to serve as pallbearers are Phillip Hatfield, Tracy Hatfield, Noah Dansby, Johnny Dansby, Jeremy Forehand and John Morris.

 

JOHN DAVID "DAVE" BEATY

March 2, 1979 ~ March 25, 2013



Graveside services for Mr. John David “Dave” Beaty, age 34, of Jenkinsburg, Ga. were held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Louisville. Bro. Don Highland officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Beaty died Monday, March 25, in Barnesville Ga. after an extended illness.

Born March 2, 1979 in Ozark, Al. Mr. Beaty was the son of Rita Ann Green McRae of Jackson, Ga. and the late David Roy Beaty. Survivors other than his mother are  his paternal grandmother, Evelyn B. Beaty, Louisville;  two daughters, Alexis Nicole Beaty and Julia Brooke Beaty both of Jackson, Ga.; paternal aunts and uncles, Janet Campbell, Charles Beaty and John Beaty, all of Louisville; maternal aunts and uncles, Bobby Joe Greene, Opelika, Dennis Greene, Phenix City, and Marsha Skinner, Gulf Port, MS. 


MADELINE BAXLEY MARTIN 


Funeral services for Mrs. Madeline Baxley Martin, 88, of Eufaula were held Monday, March 25, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the Pleasant Hill Community.

The Rev. Jesse James officiated and the eulogy was given by Maxine Simmons. Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directed. Special music was provided by Jeff Golden and Ricky Baxley. Mrs. Martin died Friday, March 22, at her son's home in Phenix City after a brief illness. Born in Barbour County, Mrs. Martin was the daughter of the late Colie Jackson and Nolie Teal Baxley. She was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church until shortly before her death. She loved and enjoyed her church home and family. Mrs. Martin worked many years at the infant sock mill and also at the shoe factory in Eufaula, but she worked most of her life at being the best mom, grandma and great-grandma in the world. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Johnie Martin, a daughter, Vivian Elaine Martin and three brothers. 

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John H. Martin, Dothan and William H. and Wanda Martin, Phenix City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Larry Prophitt, Dothan and Martha and Jimmy Hopper, Eufaula; seven grandchildren, Alan Prophitt, Greg Prophitt, Chris Martin, Jennifer Ikle, Amber Hutchinson, Wendy Hopper and Jeremy Hopper; six great-grandchildren, Alex Prophitt, Sara Grace Prophitt, Grant Martin, Gabe Martin, Nathan Prophitt and Maddie Ikle. Active pallbearers were Carlos Baxley, Mike Baxley, Kenny Simmons, Paul Baxley, Randy Striblin and Ricky Baxley.  The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Buchanan, 2433 Calhoun Dr., Abbeville, AL 36310.


HERMAN ROBERT RUTHERFORD

April 14, 1936 ~ March 20, 2013


Herman Robert Rutherford, age 76, was called home Tuesday, March 20, 2013 at Crowne Healthcare of Eufaula. Funeral services for Mr. Rutherford will be held Friday, march 22, 2013 at Kent Funeral home Chapel in Eufaula with Bro. Billy Brooks officiating. Burial followed at Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown, Georgia with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula officiating.   Born April 14, 1936 in Columbus, Georgia, Mr. Rutherford was the son of the late Herman Ellis Rutherford and the late Ola Mae Hand Rutherford. He was a resident of Eufaula since 1982 prior to coming from Columbus, Georgia. Mr. Rutherford loved his grandchildren and playing cards. He is remembered by many as always having a great sense of humor and playing jokes on people. Survivors include daughters Robin Riggle of Georgetown, Georgia and Loretta Arroyo of North Carolina; step-daughters, Beverly Patrick of North Carolina and Kelly Arroyo of North Carolina; step-son, Chris Arroyo of Eufaula; brother, Hubert Rutherford of Hinesville, Georgia; sister, Jean Clayton of South Carolina; grandchildren, Emanuel Riggle, Samuel Riggle, Marisa Riggle, Keyon Riggle, Tarkira Glenn, Anthony Riggle, Andrea McCray, Destiny McCray, Aaliyah McCray and Jerome Francis, Jr.; and step-grandchildren, Dee Oliver, J'Quary Patrick, CJ Arroyo, Emily Waldon, Shawn Arroyo, and Jacob Waldon, Jr. Asked to serve as pallbearers were Joey Riggle, Emanuel Riggle, Samuel Riggle, David Rowland, Ryan Boomer, and Shawn Bynum.


DONNA JEAN MCCRANEY 

May 2, 1959 ~ March 17, 2013 


Funeral services for Mrs. Donna J. McCraney, age 53, of Clayton, were held Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 3 P.M. at Evergreen Baptist Church in Clayton. Rev. Wayne Williams officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Memorialization was by cremation. Mrs. McCraney died suddenly, Sunday, March 17 at her home. Born May 2, 1959 in Greenville, Al. Mrs. McCraney was the daughter of the late Nelle Mae Yancy Jones and Herman Jones of Midland City. She had lived in Clayton since 1976 coming from Dothan. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Evergreen Baptist Church.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and had a green thumb. Survivors other than her father include her husband, Michael McCraney, Clayton, a son and daughter in law, Mickey and Diana McCraney, Ozark, two daughters and sons in law, Merrisa and Doug Ingram, Destin, Fl., and Morgan and Bren Finch, Pelham, Al.; her mother in law, Betty Jean Baxley, Clayton; a brother, Charles Jones, Dothan; five sisters, Joan Hopkins and Wanda Drinkwater, both of Ashford, Debbie Marrone, Valdosta, Ga., Janice Lewis, Rehobeth, and Kim Jones, Dothan; and seven grandchildren, Eason, Eisley, Ebner and Ellison Ingram and Mikey, Risdon and Dyson McCraney. 


WYVIAL SMITH MAYER

October 30, 1921 ~ March 11, 2013 


Graveside services for Mrs. Wyvial Smith Mayer, age 91, of Eufaula were held Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Shorterville Cemetery. Mrs. Mayer died Monday, March 11, at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula. Born October 30, 1921 in Henry County, Mrs. Mayer was the daughter of the late Espy Wyvial and Elner Hayes Smith. Mrs. Mayer had lived in Eufaula since 1964 coming from Colorado. She was a member of White Oak United Methodist Church. She was a nurse for over 60 years and her final years were spent nursing at Lakeview Community Hospital now Medical Center Barbour where she retired.  She was a life time member of DAV Auxiliary, life member of the Garden Club of Alabama, she loved flowers and reading. Mrs. Mayer had a special friend, Dorothea “Dot” Futrell. Wyvial and Dot spent many years together, they sat together every Sunday on the same pew at church, they were in the garden club together, they enjoyed making crafts together and every morning they had breakfast together at Hardees. Actually they were more like sisters than best friends. Time took its toll and Wyvial spent her later years in Crowne Health Care in Eufaula and Dot spent her years at John Knox Manor in Montgomery. Separated by many miles they kept in touch by phone. God called Dot home Saturday, March 9, 2013 and He called Wyvial home Monday, March 11, 2013 and both families know that these special ladies are at home now enjoying each other’s company and reminiscing about days gone by, still best friends. Survivors include three nephews, Yancey Tipton “Tippy” Smith (Charlotte) and their daughter, Nancy (Rick) McNier; Espy Wyvial Smith (Edith) and their children Amanda (Willie Frank) Thornton, Elizabeth (Brandon) Shepard  and Katie Smith; Robert Lee Smith and his wife Teresa and their children Ashley (Andrea) Smith and Melissa (David) Berglund;  a niece, Mary Elner Teat and her husband David and their son Daniel (Jennifer) Teat; and 15 great great nieces and nephews.

 

ROBERT FULTON RICHARDS

February 5, 1928 ~ March 10, 2013


Mr. Robert Fulton Richards of Clayton died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 85 years old. Born February 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Bob Foy and Eddie Lee Wise Richards. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Bowden Richards, Clayton; a sister, Bobbie Dean Richards Smith and a brother, Thomas Lee (Mary)  Richards; a brother-in-law, Loyd (Margaret K.) Bowden; two sisters-in-law, Elaine B. (James) Hodgson and Betty B. (Mike) Middleton; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Richards served his country 20 years in the United States Army before returning to his home town of Clayton in 1968 where he met and married Mary Ann Bowden. They married November 14, 1970 and spent over 42 happy years together. Mr. Richards was a veteran joining the army near the end of WWII and served in Korea where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He also served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam. During his military career he served in many areas and received many awards. Following his military career, he worked for 16 ½ years with the State of Alabama Dept. of Mental Health at the Eufaula Adjustment Center as Food Services Supervisor where he worked with many of the patients. He was active in his church where he served as head usher for several years and as a trustee. He also enjoyed his hobbies of bird watching, raising many types of exotic birds and watching the deer and turkey. Funeral services for Mr. Richards were held on Wednesday, March 13, at 2 P.M. at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. Bro Ron Jackson, pastor, officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery. 


DOROTHEA "DOT" RUTH FUTRELL

January 28, 1922 ~ March 9, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothea Ruth “Dot” Futrell, age 91, of Montgomery and formerly of Eufaula were held at 12 noon, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bro. Gerald Carroll officiated and burial followed in White Oak United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Futrell died Saturday, March 9, at John Knox Manor in Montgomery. Born January 28, 1922 in Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. Futrell was the daughter of the late Posey Clyde and Velma Mae Cannon Bolton. Mrs. Futrell had lived in Eufaula from 1968 until approximately 2003 when she moved to Montgomery to be closer to her family. She was a member of White Oak UMC and was active in the garden club while she lived here.  In Montgomery she was the queen of the Red Hat Ladies for two years.  Mrs. Futrell, Dot, had a special friend, Wyvial Mayer in Eufaula.  Dot and Wyvial spent many years together, they sat together every Sunday on the same pew at church, they were in the garden club together, they enjoyed making crafts together and every morning they had breakfast together at Hardees. They even drove the same type of car, make, model and color. Actually they were more like sisters than best friends. Time took its toll and Wyvial spent her later years in Crowne Health Care in Eufaula and Dot spent her years at John Knox Manor in Montgomery. Separated by many miles they kept in touch by phone. God called Dot home Saturday, March 9, 2013 and He called Wyvial home Monday, March 11, 2013 and both families know that these special ladies are at home now enjoying each other’s company and reminiscing about days gone by, still best friends. Survivors include two sons and daughters in law, Robert L. (Linda) Futrell, and Bruce E. (Linda) Futrell; two daughters, Janice R. (Harvey) Ryals and Claudia F. (Jerry) Williams; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  


MILDRED ELIZABETH HALE

July 25, 1929 ~ March 8, 2013


Mildred Elizabeth Hale, age 83, was called home Friday, March 8, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services for Mrs. Hale were held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Clayton First Assembly of God Church in Clayton, Alabama  with Rev. Bobby Hagler officiating. Burial followed at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Louisville, Alabama with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Born July 25, 1929 in Barbour County, Alabama, Ms. Hale was the daughter of the late Claude Parmer and the late Edna Hutto Parmer. She was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and retired from Van Heusen after her 25 years of employment. Ms. Hale adored her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She loved animals and enjoyed sewing. Ms. Hale believed greatly in the power of prayer and relied on the Lord during all of life's troubled encounters. She is preceded in death by her first husband of 24 years, Fred Hurst who passed away in 1968; her second husband of 7 years, Russell "Pop" Hale, who passed away in 2006; and a great grandchild, Steven Reese Glover. Survivors include son, James R. Hurst, Sr. (Dorothy) of Clayton, Alabama; daughter, Laura J. Thomas (Ralph) of Union Springs, Alabama; sister, Betty Sue Williamson of Clayton, Alabama; grandchildren, James R. Hurst, Jr. (Brandi), Jeffrey Scott Hurst, Timothy Fred Hurst, Tony Wendell Hurst, Christopher Michael Hurst, Edward Britt Clark, Mary Elizabeth Glover (Randy), and Robin Leigh Renshaw (Melvin); 18 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Asked to serve as pallbearers were James Renshaw, Zack Renshaw, Jacob Renshaw, Chad Glover, Chase Glover and Jordan Hurst.


DORIS MAXINE LAWSON 

 June 23, 1924 ~ March 6, 2013 


Doris Maxine Lawson, age 88, was called home Wednesday, March 6, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Memorial services for Mrs. Lawson will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Eufaula Church of God in Eufaula, Alabama with Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Kip Potter officiating. Born June 23, 1924 in Oshtemo, Indiana, Mrs. Lawson was the daughter of the late Homer Pierce and the late Mabel Vore Pierce. She was a resident of the Barbour County area for the past 9 years prior to coming from Bradenton, Florida. She was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Iver John Lawson; brother, Lyle Pierce; and sisters, Helen Brouse, Lillian Gage and Betty McConnohie. Survivors include son, Gary Iver Lawson (Lois) of Eufaula; daughter, JoAnn Morris (Mike) of Eufaula; sister, Joyce Wheeler of Portage, Michigan; four grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The Lawson family extends a special thanks to all those who helped with care-taking, sitting, and attending after Mrs. Doris while she was sick. 

 

MILTON WAYNE SUTTON

March 5, 1943 ~ March 2, 2013


 Funeral services for Mr. Milton Wayne Sutton, age 69, of Eufaula will be held today, Monday, March 4, 2013, at 2 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bro. Stephen Doss will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Sutton died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born March 5, 1943 in Eufaula, Mr. Sutton was the son of the late Milton James and Bessie Thelma Arnold Sutton. He was of the Baptist faith.  Mr. Sutton enjoyed farming and truck driving and was a logger by trade. He loved his family and his Lord.  Survivors include three sons, Slade Sutton, Shane (Sharon Harris) Sutton, and Shawn (Sheena) Sutton all of Eufaula; a brother, Jerry L. Sutton, Eufaula; two sisters, Shirley S. Faulk, Abbeville, and Judy S. Thrower, Columbus, GA.; seven grandchildren, Winter Brown, McKenzie Sutton, Madison Sutton, Mason Sutton, Wyatt Sutton, Austin Sutton and Tanner Sutton and a great granddaughter, Abbigail Brown. Active pallbearers will be Randy Pittman, Mickey Pittman, Duane Griffin, B.J. Milner, Shane Sutton, Todd Smith, Charles “Doc” Faulk and Austin Cook Sutton.   


RUFUS DOYLE SANDERS

October 29, 1921 ~ March 2, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Rufus Doyle Sanders, age 91, of Louisville, were held Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 2:30 P.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisville. Dr. Don Hatcher officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  The eulogy was given by Rev. Curtis Rich and special music was provided by Sonja Sanders and Marcey Zimmerman. Mr. Sanders died Saturday, March 2, at his home after an extended illness.  Born October 29, 1921 in Louisville, Al., Mr. Sanders was one of twelve children born to the late Jim D. and Mary Ella Cutchen Sanders. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and always enjoyed farming and trying to improve the farm and agriculture.  Mr. Sanders was the first to use chemicals on his crops in this area and was also the first to buy a “walking” peanut picker.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Lamar Sanders, Fred Sanders, Cora Mae Johnson, Cleona Abercrombie, Mavis Stevens, Essie Smith and Elise Baxter. Survivors include his wife of sixty-six years, Evelyn Luvenia Sanders, Louisville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Grevlyn Doyle and Sonja Sanders, Montgomery, Randy Wilson and Connie Sanders, Pike County; a brother, Willie Jim Sanders, Eufaula; three sisters, Ester S. Hickman, Eufaula, Sara S. Ammons, Dothan, and Ruby Jewel Methvin, Eufaula; five grandchildren, Tiffany S. Button, Bethany Wood, Marcey Zimmerman, Ashton Estes, Molly Estes; 10 great grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Ollie Johnson, Jeffrey Baxter, James Abercrombie, Larry Sanders, Mark Ammons and Don Stevens. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons at Mt. Zion, Johnny McLaney, Jeffrey Dykes, Julian Abercrombie, Leo Dawson, George Dewey Currie and Ronnie Sanders.   The family accepted flowers or suggested donations be made to Alacare Hospice, 824 Hwy 231 S., Troy, Al. 36079.

 

 

THOMAS RICKEY BENEFIELD

July 8, 1955 ~ February 21, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Rickey Benefield, age 57, of Clayton were held at 1 P.M., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Rev. Ronnie Benefield officiated with Kent Funeral Home directing. Memorialization was by cremation.  Rickey died Thursday, Feb. 21 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan after a brief illness.  Born July 8, 1955 in Barbour County, Rickey was the son of the late Lura and Emma Jean Hurst Benefield. He spent most of his life doing construction work and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and especially his children and grandchildren.  Survivors include his wife of almost 41 years, Mary Benefield; a son and daughter in law, Jason and Jennifer Benefield; two daughters and a son in law, Tina and Ken Killingsworth and Nicole Benefield; two brothers, Bruce and Steve Benefield, four grandchildren, Hannah and Tyler Killingsworth, Braydan and Conleigh Benefield; two aunts, Lula Mae Shepard and Doris Hutto; and a special friend, Sue; all of Clayton.  

 

LUCY MARGARET BELL

April 14, 1934 ~ February 10, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Margaret Bell, age 78, of Clayton, were held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3 P.M. at Pine Level Baptist Church in Louisville.  Rev. Bill Brown officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mrs. Bell died Sunday, February 10, at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after an extended illness.  Born April 14, 1934 in Louisville, Mrs. Bell was the daughter of the late Malcolm Cody and Laura Lucille Tyler Beaty.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Bell in 1997 and by her siblings, Joe Mack Beaty and Betty Jean Holmes.  She lived most of her life in Barbour County and was a member of the Clayton Baptist Church.  Mrs. Bell graduated from Louisville High School in 1952.  She played basket ball, soft ball and was a cheerleader there.  After high school she held several jobs, she was most remembered as working for the Barbour County Sheriffs Dept. as secretary.  She served under Sheriff Robert Smith, Sheriff John Hamm and Sheriff Marshall Williams. She retired from the sheriff’s department in 1996 after 17 years of service.  Before that she worked with the fertilizer plant in Clayton and later with Ed Ventress and Larry Seaborn when they individually owned the Egg Plant in Clayton.  Mrs. Bell loved flower gardening, cooking for her family and she loved her pet dogs.   Survivors include a son and daughter in law, James “Jimmy” and Cheryl Bell and a daughter and son in law, Cathy and Scott Curtis, all of Clayton; 5 grandchildren Paula (Thomas) Harbin, Dexter (Keely) Price, Pamela (William) Campbell, Roger Bell, and Kevin (Stacey) Bell; and 6 great grand-children, Shelby Faison, Paul Faison, Brayden Price, Madison Price, Dylan Campbell and Austin Campbell.  Active pallbearers were Marshall Williams, Jr., Marshall Williams III, James Williams, Thomas Harbin, Paul Price, and William Faison. The family accepted flowers or suggested donations be made to Crowne Health Care of Eufaula in memory of Mrs. Lucy Bell, 430 Rivers Ave, Eufaula, Al. 36027.

 

ERSEL L. PARKS

May 18, 1927 ~ February 3, 2013


Ersel Louvenior Parks, age 85, was called home Sunday, February 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services for Ms. Parks were held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula with Rev. Earl Oakes officiating. Burial followed at Friendly Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Texasville, AL with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Born May 18, 1927 in Bullock County, Alabama, Ms. Parks was the daughter of the late Clarence D. Riley and the late Mattie Lou Austin Riley. She was a lifelong resident of Barbour County. Ms. Parks enjoyed gardening, and always made it a point to take care and "tend to" her elderly and sick friends. She adored and loved her family greatly, but the loved the Lord first and foremost.  She is preceded in death by her children, Mryvin Parks, Agnus Norris, and Gerald Norris and her grandchildren, Kevin Turner, Lorie Turner, Lisa Spivey and Amanda Trawick. Survivors include sons, Derrell Norris (Ruth) of Troy, AL, James Parks (Brenda) of Eufaula AL, Eugene Parks of Eufaula, AL; daughters, Kathy Parker of Eufaula, AL, Linda Dean of Ariton, AL, Jackie Trawick of Ozark, AL, Connie Vidaurri (Robert) of Victoria, TX, and Carol Jordan of Brundidge, AL; grandchildren, Michelle Norris, Tracey Larkins, Shannon Parker, Steve Stenseland, Tracey Bartolome, Ryan Turner, Wesley Trawick, Jr., Eugene Parks, Jr., Rick Shirah, Jennifer Chitty, Jock Jordon, Ashley English, Shane Allen, Tammy Sawyer and Anita Gables; 27 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Steve Stensland, Ryan Turner, Deonta Chitty, Derrell Riley, Eugene Parks, Jr., and Cari Frazier. Honorary Pallbearers are Rick Shirah and Rodger Pippin.


GENEVA L. MILKOWSKI

January 27, 1929 ~ February 3, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Milkowski, age 84, were held Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2:00 P.M at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville, IL. Visitation for Mrs. Milkowski was held from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. prior to services at funeral home. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, IL. with Riggin-Piiatsch Funeral Home of Carterville, IL directing. Mrs. Milkowski passed away Sunday evening, February 3, 2013 at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula, AL. after an extended illness. Born January 27, 1929 in Colp, Illinois, Mrs. Milkowski was the daughter of the late Mirzio Polifronie, sr. and Lee Ola Loyd Polifronie. She was a lifelong resident of Illinois up until January 2013 when she moved to Eufaula, Alabama to be with her son, Mark Milkowski. Mrs. Milkowski enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She cherished her friends in Colp, Illinois and adored her church family at Hope Chapel Methodist Church. She loved her family greatly and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Milkowski, who passed away in 1990, daughter-in-law, Jan Milkowski, who passed away in 2006; three sisters, Helen Menese, Mary Stelorites, and Agnus Polifronie; and two brothers, Nathalie Polifronie and Mirzio Polifronie, Jr. Survivors include son, Mark Milkowski of Eufaula, Alabama; and sister, Corina Perrine of Herrin, IL.  

 

HERMAN JOHNSON GREEN

January 16, 1926 ~ January 27, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Herman Johnson Green, age 87, of Clayton, were held Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron Jackson officiated and burial was held in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Green died Sunday, January 27, at his home after an extended illness. Born January 16, 1926 in Clayton, Mr. Green was the son of the late Wade Green Sr. and Maudie Bell Johnson Green. He was preceded by his parents and three siblings, Marion Green, Wade Green Jr. and Juanita Greene and a grandson, Christopher Green.  Mr. Green was the oldest member of Pleasant Plains Church at the time of his death. He had lived in Clayton all of his life except the time he served in the U.S. Army.  He was a farmer of row crops, cattle and timber and loved the outdoors and the land he tended.  Survivors include his wife, Frances Green, Clayton; a son, Randy Green, Clayton; a brother and sister in law, Bennie and Vicki Green, Eufaula; a sister and brother in law, Jeanette and Lamar Glover, Dothan; two grandsons, Aaron and Jordan Green, both of Clayton and the grandsons’ mother, Leslie Singer Green, Clayton.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Anthony Green, Kenny Keene, Corey Crawford, Bobby Joe Greene, Lance Beasley and Steve Hicks.  The family suggest in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Southern Care Hospice, 2576 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 2, Dothan, Al. or Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, % Mary Ann Richards, 58 Shady Lane, Clayton, Al. 36016


LEO LEVY SHEPARD

August 8, 1923 ~ January 14, 2013 


Funeral services for Mr. Leo L. Shepard, age 89, of Clayton were held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Clayton First Assembly of God Church in Clayton. Rev. Bobby Hagler officiated and burial followed at Pine Level Church Cemetery in Louisville with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Shepard passed away at Flowers Hospital in Dothan on Monday, January 14, 2013 after a brief illness. Born August 8, 1923 in Barbour County, Alabama, Mr. Shepard was a lifelong resident of Barbour County. He was the son of the late Phil D. and Lou Ella Strickland Shepard. Mr. Shepard helped build the Clayton First Assembly of God Church in Clayton and was a charter member of it. He served as a Deacon for many years. He retired from American Buildings Company after 25 years of employment with them. He enjoyed repairing appliances, loved his family dearly, and was a friend to all who knew him.  Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lula Mae "Lucy" Shepard of Clayton; sons, Joel (Terri) Shepard of Mississippi, Johnny (Jennie) Shepard of Clayton; sister, Lavonia Wisner of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Brandon Shepard, Brent Shepard, Ashley Russell, Matthew Shepard, and Jennifer Rhodes; great-grandchildren, Elijah and Emma Shepard, Brodie and Lauren Shepard, and Sydney Russell. 


GODFREY LAYTON GLOVER

May 28, 1926 ~ January 24, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Godfrey "Layton" Glover of Eufaula were held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church in Eufaula with Bro. Billy Bevin officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant View Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Clayton, Alabama with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Glover passed away at Flowers Hospital on Thursday, January 24, 2013, after a brief illness. Born May 28, 1926 in Barbour County, Alabama, Mr. Glover was the son of the late Joncie and Leila Elizabeth Dominey Glover. He was a resident of Barbour County since 2000 prior to coming from Atlanta, Georgia where he had resided since 1950. He was a dear friend to many and greatly loved his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Irene Glover, who passed in 2002. Survivors include his partner and special friend, Annie Pelham of Eufaula; daughter, Charlotte (Robert) Phelan of Enterprise, AL; step-son, Douglas (Debra) George; sister, Emma (Burdell) Martin of Milton, FL; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were his nephews and honorary pallbearers were his Sunday School Class at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church.

 

 

HEZZIE L. SCHONFARBER

October 4, 1935  ~ January 19, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Hezzie L. Schonfarber of Eufaula, AL. were held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula with Bro. Jimmy Symons officiating. Burial will be held Friday, January 25, at 1:00 P.M. at Bisteneau Baptist Church Cemetery in Heflin, Louisiana. Pastor Mike Welch will officiate graveside services.  Mr. Schonfarber passed away at Flowers Hospital on Saturday, January 19, after a brief illness.   Born October 4, 1935 in Covington, Louisiana, Mr. Schonfarber was the son of the late Thomas K. Schonfarber, Sr. and Girldon Beatrice Schonfarber. He was a resident of Eufaula, Al. for the past 16 years coming from Monroe, Louisiana. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Schonfarber was a graduate of Northeast Louisiana aka University of Louisiana Monroe where he earned a degree in Agriculture. After a short career with a commercial solvent corporation he went on to become the manager of the farming programs at Northeast Louisiana University and retired in 1987.   After moving to Barbour County, he worked at Ace Hardware until they closed. He was employed with Wal Mart in Eufaula, AL. at the time of his passing. His passions were cooking and gardening. Hezzie will be remembered by his sweet smile and friendly personality. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Survivors include sons, Larry Schonfarber of Monroe, Louisiana, Anthony (Colleen) Schonfarber of Chicago, Illinois, and Sterling Schonfarber of Tennessee;  daughter, Adrienne (Allen) Thornell of Clayton, Alabama; brothers, John Schonfarber, Sr. of Louisiana, T.K. Schonfarber of Arkansas, and Ben Schonfarber of Louisiana; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are; Benjie Schonfarber, Eric Schonfarber, Johnny Schonfarber, Larry Schonfarber, Tony Schonfarber, and Sterling Schonfarber.


EDNA EARLINE GREATHOUSE

March 9, 1948 ~ January 11, 2013


Funeral services for Mrs. Edna "Earline" Greathouse, age 64, were held at 3 P.M., Monday, January 14, 2013 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Burial followed at Epworth Cemetery in Eufaula. Mrs. Greathouse passed away Friday, January 11, 2013, after an apparent heart attack. Born March 9, 1948 in Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs. Greathouse was a lifelong resident of Barbour County. She was the daughter of late Earl and Louise Bell Stanford. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Dodie Burchette, a brother Kenneth Stanford and a nephew, Kenny Stanford. Earline was a hard worker and enjoyed her job at the Depot Food Store where she was a cook. She always made sure to speak to each of her customers. She enjoyed gambling and loved her family and grandchildren dearly. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Delmar Greathouse; daughter, Stephanie Anderson; son-in-law, Terry Burchette; grandchildren, Kristen Burchette, Molly Pittman, and Jenna Greathouse; sister, Nadine (Donnie) Brown, brother-in-law, Billy Foy; nieces, Hope Mitchell, Lynn Greene, Tammy Stanford, Ann Greathouse, Bonnie Greathouse, Doris Greathouse, Kathy Greathouse, and Dottie Greathouse; and nephews, James H. Cameron, Jr., and Billy Greathouse. Active pallbearers were Jason Pittman, Michael Pittman, Leonard Pittman, Aaron Alexander, Bill Shurtz, and Billy Greathouse.


TILLMAN ALEXANDER PERDUE, JR.

March 25, 1936 ~ January 5, 2013


Graveside services with military honors for Mr. Tillman Alexander Perdue Jr., age 76 of Clayton, were held at 1:30 (CST), Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. Rev. Bill Brown officiated with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mr. Perdue died Saturday, January 5, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika after an extended illness. Born March 25, 1936 in Montgomery, Mr. Perdue was the son of the late Tillman Alexander Perdue Sr. and Daisy Idel Williams Perdue.  He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Perdue, Clayton. 

 

FRANK JOSEPH DUL JR.

September 28, 1945 ~ December 23, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Frank Joseph Dul Jr., age 67, of Eufaula, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Burial will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery.  Mr. Dul died Sunday, Dec. 23, at his home after an apparent heart attack. Born September 28, 1945 in Wausau, Wisconsin, Mr. Dul was the son of Dolores S. Dul of Eufaula and the late Frank Joseph Dul Sr.  He was preceded in death by his son Frank Dul III in 1995. Frank was employed by Eufaula Iron Works as a welder and his joys in life were his grandchildren and work.  Survivors other than his mother include a daughter and son in law, Jane and Tom Floyd, Eufaula; three brothers, John Dul, Eufaula, Paul Dul, Oak Forest, Il. and Edward Duel, Mesa, Arizona; four sisters Diana Powers, Abbeville, Linda Selsor, St. Petersburg, Fl., Louise Dul, Lynnwood, Il., and Joyce Mustrui, Palos Park, Il.; a granddaughter, Britni Floyd and two step great grandchildren, Andrew Floyd and Aeris Floyd. Active pallbearers will be John Green, Neil Ward, Mark Thompson, Frank Gissendaner, Jim Gissendaner, and Dill Dykes.

 

CLAUDIA KAY BEARDSLEE

February 5, 1945 ~ December 13, 2012


Claudia Kay Beardslee, age 67, the beloved wife of Marvin Lee Beardslee for over 50 years, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at her home after a sudden illness. She was a resident of the Screamer community near Abbeville, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick Knisley and Leona Avery Knisley, and a granddaughter, Brandy Lingo, who passed away in 2006. Born February 5, 1945 in Pontiac, Michigan, Mrs. Beardslee was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed cross word puzzles, ceramics, painting and baking.  Survivors other than her husband, Marvin Beardslee include; daughters, Nicholynn Marie (Vince) Lingo of Screamer, AL, Shauna Yolanda (Stephen) Bouterse of Athens, AL, and Trista Lee Baird of Clarksville, TN; brothers, Kitt Knisley of Hawaii, Chris Knisley of Michigan; sister, Kathy Sullivan of California; grandchildren, Kelly Welch, Wesley Welch, Brittany Lingo, Kayleigh Baird, Ethan Baird, David Key and Abigail Bouterse; and 7 great grandchildren. The family suggests memorial donations be made to The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, (Phone) 1-800-622-9010.

 

ERIK PHILLIP JEFFREY

May 25, 1972 ~ December 2, 2012


Funeral services for Erik Phillip Jeffrey, age 40 of Clayton were held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Eufaula. Bishop Keith Wade officiated and burial followed in Dunkin-Creel Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing.  Erik died early Sunday morning, December 2, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.  Born May 25, 1972 in Rome, New York, Erik Phillip was the son of Ronnie and Marguerite Jeffrey of Eufaula. He had lived in Barbour County since 2010 coming from Minnesota. He was of the Mormon faith.  Erik had worked at Keystone Foods for approximately a year. He loved riding his bike and tattoos. Erik had a free spirit, he loved to sing, act and be comical in entertaining everyone. He was an awesome dad and loved his daughter Kennedy very much. Survivors other than his parents are his wife, Melissa Jeffrey, Clayton; 2 daughters, Kennedy Erika Jeffrey, Minnesota, and Krista Collins, Clayton; 3 brothers, Gregg Jeffrey, Eufaula, Peter Jeffrey, Salem, Al., and Patrick Jeffrey, Great Falls, Montana; and 2 sisters, Joanna  and Katie Jeffrey, both of Eufaula.  Brothers, uncles and a friend served as pallbearers.

 

LUCY PEARL JENKINS

February 18, 1939 ~ November 29, 2012


Graveside services for Lucy Pearl Jenkins, age 73, of Clayton were held Tuesday, December 4, 201 at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville. Rev. Ron Jackson officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mrs. Jenkins passed away at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula, Alabama after an extended illness. Born February 18, 1939 in Alabama, Lucy Jenkins was the daughter of George Franklin Thomas and Kathleen Unk. She was a resident of Barbour County since 1998 at attended Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and making quilts. She is survived by a son, Calap Jenkins of California; four daughters, Shirley Rowland of Utah, Bonita "Bonnie" Jones of Clayton, Alabama, Rebecca Stiner of Altoona, Florida, and Lottie Lott of Astor, Florida; two brothers, Robert Thomas of Ruskin, Florida and Billy Thomas of Riverview, Florida; and two sisters, Louise Miller of Ruskin, Florida and Molene Rudd of Florida.

 

RALPH C. HELMS

January 11, 1925 ~ November 30, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Colbert Helms, age 87, of Clayton, were held Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Kent Funeral Home in Clayton. Rev. Winston Jay and Rev. Bill Brown  officiated and burial  followed in the Clayton cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing.  Mr. Helms died Friday, November 30, at Medical Center Barbour after a brief illness. Born January 11, 1925 in Barbour County, Mr. Helms was the son of the late Codie Abram and Fannie Lou Norton Helms. He was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and a lifetime member of Texasville United Methodist Church, having been baptized in 1946. Mr. Helms served on numerous boards throughout his life time at Texasville UMC. He also began his career as an auto mechanic in 1946 working for Hightower Chevrolet for 8 years, then Beaty Ford for 30 years and later he worked at American Buildings in Eufaula for 6 years and retired in 1990. Mr. Helms also found time to volunteer with the Clayton Fire and Rescue squad for over 50 years and was an EMT for several of those years.  He was preceded in death by five siblings, Tommie Sumption, Norman Helms, Margaret Helms, Ruby Helms and Cody Helms and a grandson, Hunter Helms.  Survivors include his wife, Ludie Helms, Clayton; a daughter and son in law, Jane and Marty Langan, Luling, LA., and son and daughter in law, Randy and Lisa Helms, Cecil, AL.; a sister and brother in law, Bettye Rae and Don Marnon, Dothan; three granddaughters, Erin Langan, Leah Langan and Hayden Helms; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Active pallbearers were, Marty Langan, David Helms, Cody Helms, John Helms, Anthony Helms, William Sumption, Richard Sumption and Raymond Beam. The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Clayton Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 601, Clayton, Al. 36016, Texasville United Methodist Church, 3782 Hwy 131, Clayton, Al. 36016 or Covenant Hospice, 104 Rock Bridge Rd., Dothan, Al. 36303.

 

TOMMY LEE FORTUNE

April 12, 1937 ~ November 16, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Lee Fortune, 75, of Clayton were held Monday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church in Eufaula. The Rev. Billy Bevan officiated and burial followed at Pleasant Plains Church Cemetery in Clayton with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Fortune died suddenly at his home after a brief illness. Born April 12, 1937 in Pike County, Tommy was the son of the late Joe Tom and Ivy Jane Lassiter Fortune. He was a past preacher at Sykes Creek Baptist Church. He was an electronics instructor at Wallace Community College in Dothan for 34 years.  Tommy was a member of Gideons International and attended Sardis Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading and studying the Bible and telling others about God.  Tommy was preceded in death by a son, Lee Fortune in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Elaine N. Fortune, Clayton; a daughter and son-in-law, Gipsy and William Stewart, Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Adam Fortune, Andy (Niki) Fortune, Jamie Lee Fortune and Trey Fortune and three great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Trey Fortune, Jimmy Baxter, Scott Kline, Bobby Wright, Jimmy Coskrey and Cody Kline. Honorary pallbearers were Bernard Lee Norton, Joe McDaniel and Robert Thompson.

 

AVIS NAOMI DAVIS

November 11, 1946 ~ November 13, 2012


Mrs. Avis Naomi Davis, 66, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Noland Hospital in Dothan after an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Born Nov. 11, 1946 in Framingham, Mass., Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Charles Roger and Winifred Olivia Leavitte Carr. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy D. Davis. Mrs. Davis had lived in Eufaula for the past 16 years coming from Columbus. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She cared for her animals and enjoyed social networking and keeping up with friends. Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Kaililaau, Columbus, and Tia Dyer, Eufaula; a sister, Thalia Catherine Morris, Ashland, Mass.; six grandchildren, Hanalei Kaililaau, Keoni Kaililaau, Kalani Kaililaau, Levi Dyer, RoiAnna Dyer and Arthur Cole Dyer and a great-grandson Derek Kalei Kaililaau.

 

DELORESE BEATY

September 4, 1937 ~ November 7, 2012


A memorial service for Mrs. Delorese Casey Beaty, 75, of Eufaula was held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Carroll-Gordon will officiate with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Beaty died Wednesday, Nov 7, at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after an extended illness. Born September 4, 1937 in Barbour County, Mrs. Beaty was the daughter of the late Robert Harvey Casey and Jessie Lou Segars Casey. She was preceded in death by two sons, Steve Eugene Smith and Mark Eugene Smith, her four brothers, Billy Joe Casey, Albert Casey, Talmadge Casey and Harold Casey. She is survived by a daughter, Melissa Smith Conwell and husband Peter C. Conwell of Clarksville, Tenn; and two granddaughters, Ashley Schmidt and Avery Conwell.

 

DEMPSEY BOYD

October 18, 1927 ~ October 30, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Dempsey Boyd, age 85, of Clayton, will be held today, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2 P.M. at the Clayton United Methodist Church in Clayton. Mr. Boyd will lie in state for one hour before services. Gaylon Benton, Chaplain for Boyd Brothers Transportion and Rev. Jabe Fincher will officiate and the eulogy will be given by Boyd Whigham. Burial will follow in the Clayton Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Boyd died at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 30 after an extended illness. Born October 18, 1927 in Barbour County, Dempsey was the son of the late William Nicky and Elma Carroll Boyd. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Boyd. Dempsey served in the US Army. He was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church where he held various offices. Dempsey, with brothers Cecil and Hilly, began driving trucks in 1946. He founded Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. in 1956. His brothers left the company in 1965, but Dempsey remained and has been an integral part of the Company’s operations since his retirement. His vision helped Boyd Bros. become one of the largest flatbed carriers in the country. Dempsey served as Chairman of the Board of Alabama Trucking Association in 1983 and was the recipient of the H. Chester Webb Award in 1987. Dempsey’s long time interest in real estate and development and his generosity led to his contribution to the continued growth of Harvest Time Ministries in Clayton, Al. His additional interests were in real estate, development, farming, timber and hotels. Dempsey was a true entrepreneur, who, through hard work, risk taking, and old fashioned common sense, not only built a company that has changed America but also has helped provide a future for many people. Dempsey Boyd was a true Great American who will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Frances Boyd, Clayton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Ronny Cooper, and Ginger and Darren Hartzog all of Clayton; a brother, Hilly Boyd, Dothan; five grandchildren, Chris and Mandi Cooper, Amy and Mitch Holland, Frankie and Ryan Adams, Brooke and Porter Mason and Jason Tibbs; and seven great grandchildren, Cate and Boyd Cooper, Beatrice Holland, Ava and Dempsey Adams and Sawyer and Crawford Mason. Active pallbearers were Chris Cooper, Porter Mason, Ryan Adams, Mitch Holland, Eddie Yell and Anthony Andrews. Honorary pallbearers were Boyd Whigham, Henry Watson, Edner Glover, Kendall Cooper and Benny Lindsey. The family suggest in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Clayton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 208, Clayton, Al. 36016 or Harvest Time Ministries, 4 Charles West Blvd., Clayton, Al. 36016.

 

WALTER LEE PITTMAN

March 5, 1944 ~ September 30, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Walter Lee Pittman, Sr., 68, of Clayton will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 2 p.m., at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Bro. Steven Doss will officiate and burial will follow in Pittsview Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mr. Pittman died Sunday, Sept. 30, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after a brief illness. Born March 5, 1944, in Jernigan, Mr. Pittman was the son of the late Wilton Walker and Mary Magdalene King Pittman. He was a lifelong resident of the Barbour County area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. Mr. Pittman enjoyed his grandchildren and being with them. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wilton F. Pittman. Survivors include five sons and two daughters-in-law, Walter Lee and Amy Pittman Jr., Ronnie Pittman, Jason and Jessica Pittman, Leonard Pittman and Michael Pittman all of Eufaula; a brother and sister-in-law, James D. and Betty Pittman, Eufaula; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Wilma and Ursel Huff, Burlington, N.C..; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Ask to serve as pallbearers were Jarett Dismukes, Randy Glover, Stormy Rivers, Arron Alexander, Wayne Pittman, Nick Banks, Johnny Spurlock and Billy Fowler.

 

FLORA M. MILLER

March 3, 1926 ~ September 27, 2012


Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Miller, age 86, of Bakerhill, will be held Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Rocky Mt. United Methodist Church in Bakerhill. The Reverend Doctor Ralph Wooten will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Miller died Thursday, Sept. 27, at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after an extended illness.  Born March 3, 1926 in Louisville, Mrs. Miller was the daughter of the late William Riley and Carrie Scroggins Morrison. She was preceded in death by her husband James A. “Tinkum” Miller. Mrs. Miller was a member of Rocky Mt. Church. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother with a sweet and thankful spirit. She lived by the Golden Rule she learned as a child, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, Flora was known for her generosity and spent her life showing kindness and respect to everyone she came into contact with. She had a beautiful smile and would always extend to you one of her favorite expressions of caring which were “You’re so sweet”, “Bless your heart” or “I love you”. These expressions warmed many hearts and brightened many days for those who received one of her blessings. She and her husband co-owned and operated Millers Grocery in Bakerhill for 28 years.  Survivors include two sons and daughters in law, James Edward and Gail Miller, Bakerhill and Joel Anderson and Willie Mae Miller, Eufaula; a brother, Ed Morrison, Bakerhill; two sisters, Mamie Cook (Bobby), Eufaula and Myrtle Hudson, Pensacola, Fl.; seven grandchildren, Susan (Scott) Hudspeth, James E. (Bethany) Miller Jr., Mary Jo (Chris) Wallace, Chad Miller, Casey Thomas, Cory Thomas and Joel Anderson “J” Miller Jr.; and seven great grandchildren, Kayla Hudspeth, Susanne Hudspeth, Kathryn Miller, Mary Allison Wallace, Anna Miller, Maggie Miller and Lauren Wallace. Pallbearers were Scott Hudspeth, James Miller, Chris Wallace, Chad Miller, Cory Thomas and J. Miller. The family accepted flowers or suggest donations be made to Rocky Mt. UMC Cemetery fund % Susan Hudspeth, 1809 Hwy 131, Eufaula, Al,. 36027.

 

ELISE GRACE OSTEEN MORGAN

November 7, 1921 ~ September 23, 2012


Funeral services for Mrs. Elise Grace Osteen Morgan, 90, of Eufaula will be held Wednesday, Sept.26, at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Chaplain Paul Cowley will officiate and burial will follow at a later date at White Oak United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Morgan died Sunday, Sept. 23, at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after an extended illness. Born Nov. 7, 1921 in Mount Clemens, Mich., Mrs. Morgan was the daughter of the late Edgar LaPearl Osteen and Margarethe Tegeder Osteen. She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Earl Morgan in 1992, her son, Charles Edgar Morgan in 1990, her brother Edgar LaPearl Osteen Jr., and son-in-law, Bill Marley. Mrs. Morgan had lived in Eufaula since 1972 coming from Newton. She was a member of White Oak Methodist Church and enjoyed shopping and the Senior Circle. She was a past president and secretary of the Azalea Garden Club.  Mrs. Morgan is survived by her loving and supportive family, a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David Earl and Dr. Virginia Morgan, Niceville, Fla.; a daughter, Vicki Marley, Pottstown, Pa.; three grandsons, William Edmond (Jessica) Marley III, Dr. Chad Henderson (Dr. Jennifer) Morgan and Michael Charles (Kelly) Marley; and seven great-grandchildren, Lily Jane Morgan, William Ryland Marley, Elise Victoria Marley, Trevor James Marley, Henry David Morgan, Caroline Morgan Marley and Keri Grace Marley.

 

JUNE ELLEN PITTMAN WHITE

July 22, 1950 ~ September 21, 2012


Funeral services for Ms. June Ellen Pittman White, 62, of Clayton were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.  The Rev. Bill Brown officiated and special music was provided by Corrie Kent. Burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery in Eufaula. June died Friday, Sept. 21, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 22, 1950, in Eufaula, she was the daughter of Mrs. Jennie Lou McLaney Pittman of Eufaula and the late Bill Pittman. She lived most of her adult life in Clayton.  She and her husband owned and operated PieBoys Chicken in Clayton and later in Eufaula for 12 years. She was employed with Keystone Foods for 10 years prior to her illness. June enjoyed the beach and loved being with her children and grandchildren. She loved and "raised" many children that adopted her. 

Survivors other than her mother are three sons, Hugh White, Atlanta, J.J. (Leslie) White, Eufaula and Wesley White, Clayton; two daughters Cindy (Joe) Gothard an Christie (Cole) Stockberger, all of Clayton; a brother, Billy Wayne (Gayle) Pittman, Eufaula; three sisters, Vivian (Jerry) Martin and Kathy Sue (Rick) Taylor all of Eufaula and Linda Faye (Allen) Plott, Eclectic; and three grandchildren, Cade Gothard, Connor Gothard and Jackson White. Ask to serve as pallbearers were Jerry Martin Jr., Jeff Martin, Ronnie McLaney, Brad Pittman, Steven Sowell and Keith Pittman.

 

EARLENE BROWN

February 23, 1946~ September 21, 2012


Funeral services for Mrs. Earlene Brown, age 66 of Eufaula were held at 11 a.m.,  Monday, September 24, 2012 at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. The Rev. Jeff Hines officiated and burial followed in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Brown died Friday, September 21, at her residence after a sudden illness. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband Ben Robert Brown in December 2000. Survivors include three daughters, Melissa Brown, Robin Clark and Jennifer Brown all of Eufaula; three sisters, Pauline King, Enterprise, Betty Divers, Orlando, Fl. and Sara Weeks, Ozark; two sisters in law, Joyce Pelham, Tampa, Fl. and Jackie Covington, Andalusia; and five grandchildren, Ashley Clark, Kayla Eisele, Hunter Clark, Drake and Josh Culpepper. 

 

PAUL RONNIE FOREHAND, SR.

October 6, 1941 ~ September 20, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Paul Ronnie Forehand Sr. 70, of Georgetown, were held Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. The Rev. Bobby Willis officiated and burial followed in Sardis Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Forehand died Thursday, Sept. 20, in Eufaula after a brief illness. Born Oct. 6, 1941 in Ozark, Mr. Forehand was the son of the late Leslie and Era B. Hardy Forehand. He was preceded in death by his arents, a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Jr., and Jennifer Forehand; a sister, Maxine Tichnell; a brother, James Forehand; and a grandson, Jeremy Forehand Jr. Mr. Forehand had lived in the Georgetown area since 1980 coming from Columbus. He was employed as a security guard at American Buildings and Cooper Lighting for many years.  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Forehand, Georgetown; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Jennie Forehand, Eufaula; a brother, Donald Forehand, Florida; and three grandsons, Christopher Neumann, Jacob Forehand and Ronnie Paul Forehand. Active pallbearers were Timothy Fields, Dan Jones, Abel Jones, Jeremy Forehand, Joe Abruzzese and Nicholas Deal. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Neumann and Jacob Forehand.

 

REV. ROBERT OWEN BISHOP

January 16, 1941 ~ September 10, 2012


 Funeral services for Rev. Robert Owen Bishop, age 71, of Eufaula, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Chancellor Funeral Home Chapel in Florence, MS. Rev. Joe Patterson will officiate and burial will follow at Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Florence with Rev. Phillip Harrelson officiating and Chancellor Funeral Home of Florence, Ms. directing. Visitation for Rev. Bishop will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. at River of Life Apostolic Church in Eufaula and in Florence, MS. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Chancellor Funeral Home from 2 until 4 p.m.  Rev. Bishop died Monday, September 10, 2012 at his residence in Eufaula after a brief illness.  Born January 16, 1941 in Jackson, MS., Mr. Bishop was the son of the late James Henry and Laura Julia Weathersby Bishop.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Shirley Jean Greer Bishop, a daughter, Vicky Lynn Bishop, a son, Robert Hunt Bishop, a sister, Laura Jane Langford and a brother, James William Bishop.  Rev. Bishop had lived in Eufaula for the past 10 years coming from Delta, LA. He had served as Sr. Pastor of River of Life Apostolic Church for the past year and as Pastor for 8 1/2 years prior to that.  Survivors include his wife, Velma Bishop, Eufaula; 2 daughters, Rebecca Hall, Virginia and Robin Sterner, Mississippi; 2 step daughters, Martha L. Deaton, Dothan, Al.  and Kimberly D. Head, Rehobeth, Al.; 2 sisters, Judith Ann Roberts and Henri Sue Johnson, Mississippi; 15 grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be John Nicholson, Ken Warren, Wayne Stafford, Steve Peples, Charlie Haynes, and Eric Bishop.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Robert Hall, Abraham Hall, Noah Sterner, Josh Walker, Kieye Walker, Seth Walker and Glen Deaton.The family suggest in lieu of flowers friends in Eufaula could make donations to the River of Life Apostolic Church % Jerome Owens, 106 Pump Station Rd., Eufaula, Al. 36027. 

 

JOHN ALLEN GABLE

February 26, 1948 ~ August 30, 2012


Memorial services for John Allen Gable, age 64, of Eufaula were held Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Friendship Baptist Church in Eufaula with Rev. Joe Sollars officiating. Mr. Gable passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama. Born February 26, 1948 in Ft. Benning, Georgia, Mr. Gable was the son of the late John A. Gable, Sr. and Pamela Peake Gable. Mr. Gable was a Vietnam Combat Veteran. He enjoyed motorcycles and fishing. Mr. Gable was an ASIA-ASE certified mechanic and was employed with Rogers Auto Services at the time of his death. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Gable, and brother Brian Richard Gable.  Survivors include his son, Vincent John (Leila) Gable of Charleston, South Carolina; sisters, Christine Anne (Donald) Jernigan of Eufaula, AL, Janet L. (Charles) Howard of Sylvester, Georgia, and Barbara Jean Bradshaw of Jacksonville, N.C.; grandchild, Ilex Gable; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

MARY HELEN SUGGS

November 18, 1940 - August 5, 2012


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Helen Suggs, age 71, of Eufaula will be held Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula. Rev. Billy Bevin will officiate and burial will follow at Epworth Cemetery in Eufaula with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Suggs passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at her home in Eufaula. Born November 18, 1940 in Dale County, Alabama, Mrs. Suggs was the daughter of the late William Dallas Parrish and Mollie Annie Bell Wood Parrish. She worked for many years at McDonalds where she was a Restaurant Manager. She enjoyed NASCAR and Alabama football. She loved spending time with her family and loved her grandchildren very much. She was preceded in death by her parents William Dallas Parrish and Mollie Annie Bell Wood Parrish, sister Gayle Dean and brother Junior Parrish. Survivors include son; Keith (Cathy) Myers of Eufaula; daughters, Judi (Billy) Smith and Sandy Mathis both of Eufaula; brother, Don Parrish of Eufaula; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Keith Myers, Billy Smith, Josh English, Nick Jones, Howard Pepper, and Henry Riley.

 

PERRY WILSON ADAMS

May 10, 1936 - August 2, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Perry Adams, age 76, of Eufaula were held Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Eufaula. Dr. Ken Bush officiated and burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Adams passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at his home in Eufaula after an extended illness. Born May 10, 1936 in Pearson, Georgia, Mr. Adams was the son of the late Carroll Adams and Johnnie Wilson Adams. Mr. Adams resided in Eufaula since 1966 and retired from Mead Westvaco where he was a supervisor for many years. Mr. Adams was an avid fisherman and a member of Bassmasters for many years. He enjoyed puzzles, spending time with his friends and having cook-outs. Survivors include his wife, Vera Adams of Eufaula; sons, Jason (Crystal) Adams currently stationed in Africa, Charles Adams of Smith Station, AL,  James (Heather) Trimm of Birmingham, AL, David (Mary Ann) Adams of Birmingham, AL; step-sons, Ricky Trimm of Dublin, GA; daughter, Patricia Bender of Montgomery, AL; step-daughters, Donna Blankenship of Bluefield, West VA, Terri Wright of Montgomery, AL, and Tami Nolin and Tracy Wiggins both of Eufaula, AL; brother, J.C. (Gay) Adams of Fernandina Beach, FL; sister, Betty Jean Stephens of Norman Park, GA; grandchildren, Andy Adams, Anna Pugh Greene, Emily Beaty, and Lizzie Adams; and numerous step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Dr. Jim Trimm, Dr. Jeff Bush, Andy Adams, John Bush, Dr. Kevin Royal and Dr. Scott McAllister. Honorary pallbearers are Murph Howerton, John Boley and Bennie Speights.

  

JAMES A. "SINGIE" BUSH

November 2, 1922 - August 1, 2012


Funeral services with full military honors for Retired MSGT James A. “Singie” Bush, age 89, of Eufaula  will be held today, Friday, August 3, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Rocky Mt. United Methodist Church in Baker Hill. Rev. Ralph Wooten officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mr. Bush died Wednesday, August 1, at Medical Center Barbour after a brief illness. Born Nov. 2, 1922 in Clayton, Mr. Bush was the son of the late Cliff and Addie Coree Bush Wise. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1973 after 30 years of service. Mr. Bush enjoyed fishing, gardening, wood working and repairing small engines. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Sutton, Waynesville, MO., and Elaine Coleman, Eufaula, AL.; seven grandchildren, John Rodriguez, Jennifer Walters, James Rodriguez, Charles Rodriguez, Catherine Sandifer, Roger Lee Sutton and Paula Ann Sutton; fifteen great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. Members of the U.S. Military served as pallbearers.

 

SARAH “BILL" PRICE

January 19, 1926 - July 22, 2012



Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Francis Dominey “Bill” Price, age 86, of Clayton were held today, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Brother Don Highland and Rev. Ron Estes officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mrs. Price died Sunday, July 22, at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula after an extended illness. Born January 19, 1926 in Midway, Al., Mrs. Price was the daughter of the late Dewey W. and Mary Christian Sinquefield Dominey. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Lewey Price; a son and daughter in law, Timothy Lee (Tim) and Gina Price; a sister Doris Green; four grandsons, Micah, William, Benjamin and Ronnie Price all of Clayton and numerous nieces and nephews. Ask to serve as pallbearers were Braxton Green, Stan Green, Tommy Horne, Dean Brown, Ricky Caraway and David Allen Caraway. The family suggested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 3054 McGehee Rd., Montgomery, Al. 36111. 

 

THOMAS JAMES DASINGER

September 23, 1938 – July 8, 2012


Thomas James Dasinger, age 73, died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Columbus Hospice, Columbus, GA.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Kent Funeral Home, 72 South Midway St., Clayton, AL at 6:00PM – 8:00PM CST.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:00AM CST at Prospect Baptist Church, 1341 County Road 43, Clayton AL with graveside service immediately following with Pastor Hollis Ritter officiating.  Mr. Dasinger was born in Barbour County, AL on September 23, 1938 to the late Ouida Horn Dasinger and TJ Dasinger.  He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Lena Ruth Pruitt Dasinger, son, William Rex Dasinger both of Clayton, AL; daughter, Susan Dasinger Heinzelman of Columbus, GA;  grandchildren, Ian Dasinger (Jadine), Joseph Dasinger, Douglas Heinzelman, Kevin Heinzelman and Christopher Heinzelman; great grandchildren, Anissa and Christopher Dasinger; four sisters, Janice Fletcher, Bonnie Ard (Murry), Addie Adams (James Wallace) and Martha (Paul)Peterson; two brothers, Joel (Jan) and Rodney (Anetta) Dasinger.  Mr. Dasinger was a great supporter of his community and neighbors; a loving husband, father, brother and friend that will be forever missed. Active pallbearers were Steven King, Richard Hodge, Preston Carpenter, Bobby Carpenter, R.T. Davis, Billy Greathouse, Don Marshall and Bill Shurtz. Ask to serve as honorary pallbearers were Jack Childs, Adam Thorne and Sherman Greene.

 

JUNE CARAWAY

January 21, 1930 ~ July 4, 2012


Funeral services for Mrs. June Caraway, age 82, of Clayton were held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Bro. Don Highland officiated and burial followed in Louisville Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Clayton directing. Mrs. Caraway died Wednesday, July 4, at Henry County Health and Rehab in Abbeville. Born January 21, 1930 in Dale County, Mrs. Caraway was the daughter of the late Homer Lloyd and Lola Mae Peel Walker.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willie Hubert "Hugh" Caraway, a grandson, Chad Helms and her siblings. Survivors include two daughters and sons in law, Carolyn & Jimmy Hicks and Linda and Michael Strickland; two sons and daughters in law, Mack & Jackie Caraway and Stevie & Cathy Caraway; seven grandchildren, Russell Strickland, Tonya Simpson, Shanna Wilcox, John Caraway, Sam Caraway, Derek Caraway and Trapper Caraway.

 

GAIL DOREEN BYRD

August 27, 1954 ~ July 3, 2012


 Graveside services for Mrs. Gail Doreen Byrd, age 57, of Eufaula were held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery. Randall Greene officiated with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mrs. Byrd passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 after an extended illness. Born August 27, 1954 in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was the daughter of Gabriel Patryas and Helen Bumke Patryas. Mrs. Byrd was a resident of Eufaula for 22 years and was a cake decorator for most of her time living here. Prior to moving to Alabama, Mrs. Byrd resided in Florida. She loved her husband and sons and grandsons very much. She enjoyed baking pastries, cake decorating and sewing. Survivors include her husband John R. Byrd; two sons, Daniel Lee Givens of Seale, Alabama and Nicholas Gene Givens of Oklahoma City, OK; three sister, Janet Pike of Dallas, TX, Debby Hawkins of Dallas, TX and Dawn Hagen; three grandsons, Nicholas Givens, Hunter Givens and Tanner Givens.  

 

DEWEY LEE CARPENTER

March 11, 1951 ~ June 30, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Dewey Lee Carpenter, age 61, of Eufaula were held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2 P.M. from Grace Independent Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Montgomery officiated and burial followed in Sardis Church Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Carpenter died at his home after a sudden illness on Saturday, June 30. Born March 11, 1951 in Eufaula, Mr. Carpenter was the son of the late Dewey Preston and Agnes Marion Hartzog Carpenter. He was a charter member of Grace Independent Church. He had worked at Dixon Lumber company and was presently employed with McDonalds in Eufaula. Mr. Carpenter was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Danny Ray Carpenter in 2005. Survivors include his sister and brother in law, Faye and Steven King, Eufaula;  a sister in law, Carolyn Carpenter, Eufaula; 2 nieces, Cathy (Richard) Hodge and Miranda Hart; 2 nephews, Preston Ray (Louise McLain) Carpenter and Bobby Ray (Angela) Carpenter; several great nieces, an aunt and numerous cousins.  

 

MAUDE C. MILLER

October 14, 1917 ~ June 27, 2012


Funeral services for Mrs. Maude  C. Miller will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Adams Chapel Church in Texasville, Alabama. Burial will follow at Adams Chapel Church Cemetery. Rev. Ron Jackson and Bro. Lawrence Lauder will be officiating services with Kent Funeral Home in Clayton directing. Mrs. Miller passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at her home in Clayton. Born October 14, 1917 in Clayton, Alabama, Mrs. Miller was the daughter of John Chapel Self and Clemmie Dell Zorn Self. Mrs. Miller lived in Panama City, Florida from 1954 until 1984 when they moved back to Texasville, Alabama. Survivors include three sons; Clarence Michael Miller of Clayton, AL, John Wesley Miller of South Caroline, Charles Randall Miller of Florida; one daughter, Carol Kay Peel of Florida; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mrs. Miller is preceded in death by her late husband, Clarence Miller. 

Serving as pallbearers are Mrs. Millers grandsons; Brian Davis, Jason Davis, Pat Miller, Jeremy Miller, Ty Davis and Steve Miller.  

 

 

GRADY EUGENE BAKER

September 29, 1933 ~ June 16, 2012


Funeral services for Mr. Grady Eugene Baker will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula. Burial will follow at Memory Garden Cemetery in Eufaula. Bro. Chris Toole will be officiating services with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mr. Baker passed away at his home on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Born September 29, 1933 in Blakely, Georgia, Mr. Baker was the son of Jesse William Baker and Pearlie Jones Baker. He resided in Eufaula for 64 years and worked over 30 years at American Builders where he retired from his supervisor position. Mr. Baker loved Eufaula High School football and he was honored by Eufaula High School as their #1 fan. He loved the Atlanta Braves. But most of all, he loved his family. Survivors include his wife, Willie Baker of Eufaula; son, Gary (Jan) Baker of Richmond, Va; daughter, Deborah (Bobby) Sauls of Eufaula; sisters, Jaunita Childers of Lawrenceville, GA, Jewel Methvin of Eufaula, AL; and four grandchildren, Candace Sauls of Granite City, IL, Collin Ray of Ann Arbor, MI, Laurie Beth Baker of Richmond, VA, and Cameron Baker of Richmond, VA. Mr. Baker is preceded in death by sister, Estelle Smith and his brother, J.W. "Slim" Baker.   Serving as pallbearers are; Tim Nolin, Kevin Baker, David Baker, Robert Garrett, Geoffrey Bateman, Wayne Baker.

 

GRACE SELLERS SMITH

    January 17, 1931 ~ June 14, 2012  


Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Sellers Smith were held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Eufaula. Graveside services followed at Pine Level Church Cemetery in Louisville, Alabama. Rev. Joseph Sollars and Bro. Steven Doss officiated with Kent Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Grace Smith passed away at Southeast Medical Center on June 14, 2012. Born January 17, 1931 in Blue Springs, Alabama, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late George Sellers and the late Elise Cox Sellers. She was a lifelong resident of Barbour County. She loved her grandchildren and her dog, Don-t. Mrs. Smith enjoyed being with her friends and family.  Survivors include two daughters, Jean Anderson of Eufaula and Carolyn Jones of Abbeville; brother, Curtis Sellers of Clio; sisters, Betty Ruth Gamble of Abbeville, Sybil Hartzog of Abbeville, Patricia Duke of Montgomery, Patsy Trammell of Clayton, and Lila Faye Trammell of Clayton; grandchildren, Donnie Anderson of Eufaula, Joshua Anderson of Eufaula, John Curtis Anderson of Eufaula, Kale Anderson of Eufaula, Mariah Rose of Jacksonville, FL, Grady Smith of Eufaula, Tonya Freeman of Eufaula, J.J. Cox of Ashville, AL, Deonne Ludwig of Cullman, AL, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandchild. Mrs. Grace Smith was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elise Sellers, her husband, Grady Shelburn Smith; son, Shelburn Ladon Smith; and two brothers, George Sellers, Jr., and Harold Sellers.    Serving as pallbearers were; Richard Rose, Bubba Trammell, Donnie Marshall, Gary Morris, Tim Doss and James Doss.

 

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RICKY LAMAR KENT

September 14, 1954 ~ February 23, 2011 


Funeral services for Ricky Lamar Kent, age 56, of Eufaula was held Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2 P.M. from the First Baptist Church in Eufaula. Dr. Ken Bush  officiated and burial followed in the Clayton Cemetery with Rev. Bill Brown officiating and Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. The family received friends at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula on Saturday, February 26, 2010 from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. Mr. Kent died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 23 after an apparent heart attack resulted in an auto accident.


Born September 14, 1954 in Panama City, Fl. Ricky was the son of the late Versie E. and Georgia Blanche Owens Kent. He had lived in Barbour County since 1979 coming from Montgomery, Al. Ricky was a member of First Baptist Church of Eufaula, he was a past president of the Clayton Rotary Club, past president of the Barbour County Heart Association, was a member of the Royal Whiteheart Masonic Lodge in Clayton and a 1972 graduate of Rutherford High School in Panama City, Fl. He was a Licensed Alabama Funeral Director and co-owner of Kent Funeral Home in Clayton and Eufaula, a co-owner of Heritage Funeral Home in Panama City, Fl., and co-owner of Kent Thornton Funeral Home (Covenant Funeral Services) in Dothan. Ricky was a shareholder of Kent Care, which owns funeral homes in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Ricky was a loving husband, father and friend. He enjoyed music and played for many parties, dances, weddings, receptions and special occasions. He enjoyed writing poetry and cooking. 

Survivors include his wife, Hope Kent, Eufaula; a son, Erick (Corrie Dukes) Kent, Auburn; three daughters, Michelle K. (Scott) Porter, Birmingham, Heather K. (Robert) McGowan, Eufaula and Dani Kent, Eufaula; a brother, Charles (Julie) Kent, Marianna, Fl.; three sisters, Jean (Joe) Stone, Millbrook, Ann (Tony) McCartha, Coosada, and Margie (Tommy) Lane, Panama City, Fl.; and 7 grandchildren, Drew McGowan, Anna Kathryn Martin, Samantha Martin, Noah Porter, Jacob Kent, Luke McGowan, and Caleb Kent. 

Pallbearers are Freddy Holland, Jimmy Pitts, Charles Kent Jr., Justin Kent, David Lane, Mark Presnell, Clark Presnell and Kenny Stile

The family will accept flowers or suggest donation be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Building, 125 S. Randolph Ave. Eufaula, Al. 36027.