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ALFORD SANFORD - Fayette AL - Funeral services for Alford Lindsey Sanford, 32, who died Monday in Fayette will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. The Reverend Rickey Cash will officiate with burial in the church cemetery, Norwood Chapel Funeral Home directing. Sanford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Cunningham Sanford, Fayette; a daughter, Dana Sanford, Fayette; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey W. Sanford, Route 1 Fayette; six brothers, James Sanford, Livingston, Eugene Sanford, Billy Sanford, Leroy Sanford, Curtis Sanford and Larry Sanford, all of Fayette; a sister, Mrs. Aileen Locke, Fayette; and a number of nieces and nephews. A native of Fayette County, he was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, was a Army veteran and was employed by Arvin Automotive for 14 years. He was a member of Woodmen of the World. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time and will be at the funeral home from 4-9 tonight. The Tuscaloosa News, January 22, 1980.   submitted by Dennis Gurley THE CORRECT BURIAL SITE FOR ALFORD LINDSEY SANFORD IS HERITAGE MEMORIAL CEMETERY...It’s only 35 miles to check Pilgrim Rest Cemetery….but can you believe Alford was not there….After going to the Funeral home and searching thru their vault of old records I learned he was buried in Oakwood Memorial Cemetery which is now Heritage Memorial Cemetery ….  


Norman Ray Sanford 81, of Oakman died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 in Kilgore Green Funeral Home Chapel with a burial at Midway Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in Kilgore Green Funeral Home. Mark Howell and Joe Spivey will officiate. Kilgore Green Funeral home will direct.

Sanford is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Odom Sanford of Oakman; children, Danette Blanton and husband Tim of Oakman; Tony Sanford and wife Donna of Parrish; Renee Huffstutler and husband Ray of Jasper; Tim Sanford and wife Lori of Jasper; grandchildren, Amber and Ric Gilliland; Justin and Allee Huffstutler; Joshua Sanford; Britney and Ryan Mullinax; Tonya Watson; Ryan Sanford; Cameron and Walker Woods; Keri Blanton; Katie Sanford; Serena Sanford; and Lori Beth Sanford; great grandchildren, Carson and Kiefer Gilliland; Colden and Caelynn Huffstutler; Jazlin, Daxon and Laken Mullinax; Alyssa Watson and great grandson to be Koah Woods.

Kilgore Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5533
THIS IS SON OF TROY RICHARD SANFORD, S/O EDWARD JEFFERSON SANFORD.submitted by Dennis Gurley

Vida Lou Sanford

NEW ALBANY - Vida Lou Sanford, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Etta to Andrew J. and Maude Rayburn Williams. She was retired from Futorian Mfg. Company and she was a member of First Baptist Church of New Albany.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service with Rev. Rickey Blythe officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, James Sanford of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, and Rev. Jerry Sanford of Ecru; four grandchildren, Melissa Sanford, Zach Sanford, Delaney Sanford and Daniel Sanford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Z. Sanford, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com

THIS IS SPOUSE OF JAMES ZACHARIAH SANFORD, S/O WILLIAM RILEY SANFORD. submitted by Dennis Gurley


08/31/07  ShelbyCountyToday.com

Robert D. Scarber, 79, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007. He was born June 4, 1928 in Dreka, Texas to Daniel James Scarber and Bessie Ann Shue Scarber. Robert was a retired business owner, having previously owned Scarber’s store in Huxley. He served in the US Army and was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge and the Huxley Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 31, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Furlow, Danny Scarborough, Johnny Mathews, Joe Morris, Billy Smith, Troy Shofner, Randy Smotherman and Shad Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Schmutz, Marlie Vaughn, Felix McDaniel, Burt Furlow, Ben Felts, Billy Hutto, David Griffin, Robert Griffin.

Survivors include: Wife, Ann Campbell Scarber of Huxley

Sons: Bobby Scarber of Shelbyville, Mike Scarber & wife Tammie of Center, Marty Scarber & wife Tammy of Rowlett

Granddaughters: Tamra Flores & husband Danny of Dallas, Allyson Scarber of Dallas, Kristine Barton of Center

Grandsons: Brady Scarber & wife Whitney of Center, Brett Scarber of Center

Great Grandsons: Tucker Scarber of Center, Jaxson Flores of Dallas, Tyce Scarber of Center.

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Daniel James Scarber and Bessie Ann Shue Scarber, Brother, David Scarber

Granddaughter, Misty & husband Jon Bush

Great Granddaughter, Macy Bush

Stepmother, Iva Payne Scarber

THIS IS HUSBAND OF VONNIE ANN CAMPBELL, D/O JAMES FRED CAMPBELL (CALLIE FURLOW), S/O EVAN THEOPHILUS CAMPBELL AND N. SALLY SAMFORD, D/O SNYDER C. SAMFORD AND JEMIMA JANE HUGHES.  submitted by Dennis Gurley

 

Conner Nicholas Sexton

 

BESSEMER- Infant Conner Nicholas Sexton, age five months, of Bessemer , passed away Sept. 21, 2010 . Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 , at Memory Hill Gardens with James Vines officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his aunt, Kelli Ann Sexton.

He is survived by his parents, Bryan and Stacy Sexton of Bessemer; his brothers, Hunter and Parker Sexton; his grandparents, Mary McCool of Northport, Thomas Yarbrough of Tuscaloosa, and Woody and JoAnn Sexton of Tuscaloosa; his aunts and uncles, Juli Sexton Hart and Kip Hart, Erin Sexton Murphy, and JP Murphy; his great-grandparents, Rita Falgout Capps of Tuscaloosa, Arlie and Freda Long of Montross, Va., and Milton Yarbrough of Tuscaloosa; and his cousins, Kelli, Mason, Bradyn, and Sophi Hart of Tuscaloosa.

Pallbearers will be Kip Hart, JP Murphy, Shane Daugherty, and Jason Daugherty.

Honorary pallbearers are Rita Hyche, Michelle O'Linger, Sue Turner, and employees of Phifer Wire.

Condolences may be offered at
www.memorychapelfuneralhome.com.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on September 23, 2010

submitted by Dennis Gurley

 

THIS IS INFANT SON OF BRYAN SEXTON, S/O WOODY SEXTON AND JO ANN CAPPS, D/O TRUMAN DOLAN CAPPS, SR., WHOSE FIRST WIFE WAS DORIS MILDRED "KITTY" HALLMAN, D/O CLAUDE CHRISTOPHER HALLMAN AND WILLIE VELMA SANFORD, D/O WILLIAM ABSALOM SANFORD AND SARAH JANE PENNINGTON  submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


Mr. Bobby Sherrill, age 74 of Fayette, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Fayette Medical Center .

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Fayette Church of God. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Norwood Chapel.

Mr. Sherrill was born April 9, 1936 in Fayette to Elbert and Wilma Holliman Sherrill. He was a life-long resident of Fayette and was a member of the Fayette Church of God. He owned and operated the Sherrill Shell service station for many years and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 18 years of service as a mail carrier.

Survivors include his wife Lois Lowery Sherrill of Fayette; two sons, Philip E. “Bud” (Angie) Sherrill of Northport and Darren E.(Laura) Sherrill of Fayette; one brother, Buddy (Faye) Sherrill of Fayette; two grandchildren, Philip Sherrill II and Dusty Sherrill; three great grandchildren, Dustin Sherrill, Levi Sherrill and Brianna Sherrill.

Pallbearers are Philip “Bud” Sherrill, Darren Sherrill, Philip Sherrill II, Dusty Sherrill, Dustin Sherrill, Levi Sherrill, Brianna Sherrill and Tyler Simpson.

Norwood Chapel of Fayette directing.

THIS IS HUSBAND OF VELMA LOIS LOWERY, D/O ALVA MILFORD LOWERY, S/O GROVER CLEVELAND LOWERY, S/O JAMES MADISON LOWERY, S/O FRANCIS MARION, LOWERY, S/O BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOWERY, SR. AND MARTHA C. SANFORD, D/O WILLIAM SANDFORD. submitted by Dennis Gurley

 

 

Pershing J. Sherrod

 


 

 

 

THE DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE, JASPER, ALABAMA – AUGUST 14, 2010 - Jackie Zane Smelley

Jackie Zane Smelley, 75, of Parrish, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 , at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sardis Cemetery . Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home.

He was surrounded by family and friends when he went to be with the Lord. He loved his church, Gorgas Baptist, where he was a deacon. He was a graduate of Martin High School .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry D. and Mattie Smelley; and sisters, Jerelene Whitlock and Overgene Dunnom.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Stover Smelley of Parrish; son, Lynn Smelley (Jamie) of Sumiton; grandson, Dayton Smelley; sisters, Gertha Sanford of Cordova and Ozella Odom of Jasper; and a host of relatives and friends.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5533

THIS IS BROTHER TO GERTHA MAE SMELLEY WHO MARRIED ALONZO SANFORD, S/O ISAIAH SANFORD, S/O WILLIAM P. SAMFORD AND DISEY JENT.  submitted by Dennis Gurley



NORTHPORT-
Sara Nell Smith, age 78, of Northport, died Dec. 7, 2010, at Hospice of West Alabama. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Ed Steelman officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lafund Smith; her parents, Robert and Trudie Hall; and her brother, Curtis Hall.

Survivors include her daughter, Regina Kay Marquis (Ken) of Northport; her sons, Douglas Wayne Smith and Donald Lee Smith (Sheila), both of Northport; her brother, Truman Hall of Tuscaloosa; her grandchildren, Kim Osborn (Brian), Britni Mitchell (Marc), Amanda Carpenter (Charlie), Lee Smith (Keri), Robert Smith, Bradley Swinson, and Blake Marquis; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Swinson, Lawrence Hall, Lee Smith, Charlie Carpenter, Marc Mitchell, and Brian Osborn.

Honorary pallbearers are DCH Stroke Unit and Hospice of West Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on December 8, 2010

THIS IS WIFE OF LAFUND SMITH, S/O JEWELL SMITH AND TEMPIE SAVANNAH TAYLOR, D/O NEWTON HOWARD "BUFFALO BILL" TAYLOR AND ELLA VIOLA HAZELTINE SANFORD, D/O JOHN LARKIN SANFORD AND MARY C. GRAY.  submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


 

SHELBY COUNTY TODAY - 11/10/2010

Jean Strong Sorsby, 73, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born January 31, 1937 in Joaquin to Robert and Clem Strong. Mrs. Sorsby member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. She was a Past Worth Matron with the Order of the Eastern Star, Joaquin #903.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by: Husband, Alfred Sorsby of Huxley

Son, Carl “Bubba” Hatcher & wife Goldie of Logansport

Grandsons: Luke Hatcher of Center, Preston Hatcher of Houston

Granddaughters: Chrissy Hall of Pittsburg, Annie Jo Hatcher of Logansport

Great Granddaughters: Ashleigh Byrd of Logansport, Kara Hatcher of Houston, Colby Hall of Pittsburg, Emaley Hall of Pittsburg

Preceded in death by: Sons, Terry Hatcher, Russell Hatcher and Kim Sorsby

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

THIS IS IRA JEAN STRONG SORSBY, SISTER OF ALVA TOM STRONG, SPOUSE OF EDNA IRENE HUGHES, D/O SIMON FRANKLIN ERASTUS HERN HUGHES, S/O JAMSE MCCAIN HUGHES AND ELIZABETH ANN SAMFORD, D/O WILLIAM "LITTLE BILLY" SAMFORD AND BARBARA REBECCA SNIDER  submitted by Dennis Gurley


 SHELBY COUNTY TODAY - 11/10/2010

Beth Hopkins Spurlock, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center . She was born January 22, 1929 in the Aiken Community of Shelby County to James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins. Ms. Spurlock was a member of the XYX Club of Shelby County and the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm , Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm , Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County .

She is survived by:

Daughters: Betty McDaniel & husband Jerry of Joaquin, Sheila Fisher of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Melissa Sims of Center

Grandsons: Jerry McDaniel of Joaquin, Todd McDaniel of Shreveport

Great Grandchildren: Austin Sims of Center, Treven Sims of Center, Jace Addison Sawyer McDaniel of Joaquin, Hayes McDaniel of Shreveport

Brothers-in-Law: E.C. McSwain of Houston, Kenneth Spurlock & wife Lottie of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, June Spurlock
Parents, James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins

Memorials can be made in Ms. Spurlock’s name to the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

THIS IS SISTER OF JAMES GRANVILLE HOPKINS, SPOUSE OF MAUDINE HUGHES, D/O THOMAS CLINTON HUGHES, S/O JOHN RILEY HUGHES, S/O WILLIAM CLINTON HUGHES, S/O JAMES MCCAIN HUGHES AND ELIZABETH ANN SAMFORD, D/O WILLIAM "LITTLE BILLY" SAMFORD AND BARBARA REBECCA SNIDER.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer
Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer, 70, of Joaquin, passed away September 6, 2005. Ms. Steyer was born December 15, 1934. She was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday, September 6, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Sonny Scarborouh officiating. Interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport. Pallbearers will be Donald Wilson, Jeff Swiff, Phillip Steyer, Marvin Steyer, Clayton Smith, Eric Whitlock, Brandan Wallace, and Ronnie Smith. . Survivors include: Daughters, Barbara Smith & husband Clayton of Houston, Selena Wilson & husband Donald of Defuniak, Flordia, Monty Swift & husband Jeff of Joaquin. Sons: Carlos Whitlock of Waco, Marvin Steyer of Joaquin, Philip Steyer & wife Brenda of Pasadena, 14 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, Numerous nieces and nephews. Best Friends Bradie & James Ballard of Conroe. Preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Marvin George Steyer, Parents, Luflus & Selena Hicks, 6 Brothers & 1 Sister. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Red Cross for hurricane relief or the Hospice of Deep East Texas. Visitation will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm Thursday September 8, 2005 at Waston & Sons Funeral Home of Center, Texas. reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


  

Lela Mae (Polly) Turner
TUSCALOOSA Lela Mae (Polly) Turner, age 82, of Tuscaloosa, died Dec. 7,
2010, at Northport Medical Center-DCH. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday
at Yellow Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Michael Powell and Bro. Barry
Holland officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Presbyterian Church
Cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider,
directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lela (Polly) Turner went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 7,
2010. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved her family and
her Savior Jesus Christ. She will truly be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Turner, and her daughter,
Carol Jean Turner.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Turner (Teresa) and Ronnie Turner
(Lisa); one daughter, Gayle Lollar (Jimmy); nine grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers are Yellow Creek Baptist Church, Yellow Creek Fire
Department, and members of the Yellow Creek community, Rev. and Mrs.
Herbert Davis, Rev. and Mrs. Hardin Kizziah, Dr. Douglas Reynolds,
nursing staff of Northport Medical Center-DCH, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Brown,
Mr. and Mrs. Woody Hamner, Jim Bowman, and a host of friends.

Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetbrown-funeral.com.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on December 8, 2010

THIS IS MOTHER OF DANNY OTIS TURNER, SR, HUSBAND OF VIRGINIA FRANCES BLACKMON, D/O RUDOLPH ROGER BLACKMON AND VIRGINIA LOUISE MADDOX, D/O JOE HENRY MADDOX AND SUSIE ANN TAYLOR, D/O NEWTON HOWARD "BUFFALO BILL" TAYLOR AND ELLA VIOLA HAZELTINE SANFORD, D/O JOSEPH LARKIN SANFORD AND MARY C. GRAY.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

 

 

Lottie Estelle Tyer
Funeral for Lottie Estelle Tyer, 90, of Groves and formerly of Timpson will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson with the Rev. Clark Stricklin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Tyer died September 16, 2005 at her residence. Born July 25, 1915, in the Rehobeth community, she was the daughter of George and Myrtis Wright Rhodes. She was married to Eugene Tyer and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Edward Tyer of Spring; daughters, Paula Philen of Kingwood and Janis Epperson of Groves; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Taylor Funeral Home.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY

 

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