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- 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.
THE CORRECT BURIAL SITE FOR ALFORD LINDSEY SANFORD IS HERITAGE MEMORIAL
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
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;
THIS IS SON OF TROY RICHARD SANFORD, S/O EDWARD JEFFERSON SANFORD.submitted by
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
SPOUSE OF JAMES ZACHARIAH SANFORD, S/O WILLIAM RILEY SANFORD. submitted by
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
Sons: Bobby Scarber of
Shelbyville, Mike Scarber & wife Tammie
of Center, Marty Scarber & wife Tammy
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
Stepmother, Iva Payne
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.
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
He was preceded in death by his
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
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
Honorary pallbearers are Rita Hyche,
Michelle O'Linger, Sue Turner, and
employees of Phifer Wire.
Condolences may be offered at
Published in Tuscaloosa News on
September 23, 2010
THIS IS INFANT SON OF BRYAN SEXTON,
JO ANN CAPPS, D/O TRUMAN
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
Mr. Bobby Sherrill,
age 74 of Fayette, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Fayette Medical
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
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
Pershing J. Sherrod
MOUNTAIN EAGLE, JASPER, ALABAMA –
AUGUST 14, 2010 - Jackie Zane
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;
BROTHER TO GERTHA MAE SMELLEY WHO
MARRIED ALONZO SANFORD, S/O ISAIAH
SANFORD, S/O WILLIAM P. SAMFORD AND
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
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.
TODAY - 11/10/2010
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.
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
Luke Hatcher of Center,
Preston Hatcher of Houston
Chrissy Hall of Pittsburg,
Annie Jo Hatcher of Logansport
Ashleigh Byrd of Logansport,
Kara Hatcher of Houston,
Colby Hall of Pittsburg,
Emaley Hall of Pittsburg
Preceded in death
Sons, Terry Hatcher, Russell Hatcher and Kim Sorsby
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
COUNTY TODAY - 11/10/2010
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.
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 .
Betty McDaniel & husband Jerry of Joaquin, Sheila Fisher of Joaquin
Granddaughter, Melissa Sims of Center
Jerry McDaniel of Joaquin, Todd McDaniel of Shreveport
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
in death by:
Husband, June Spurlock
Parents, James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins
can be made in Ms. Spurlock’s name to the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary.
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
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,
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
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.
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
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