Services for Ruth Edwards, 87, of Anniston were at 1 p.m. March 28 at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Carlton Weathers officiating. Burial was in Post Oak Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Anniston Memorial Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Edwards died March 26 at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Linda Edwards of Anniston; two grandchildren, Jeff Edwards and Brandi Edwards; a great-grandchild, Michaella Edwards; two sisters, Virginia Wells of Weaver and Manah Gann of Anniston; and two brothers, Clyde Sutley of Jacksonville and Earl Sutley of Alexandria.
Pallbearers were Andy Nelson, Jeff Sutley, Wayne Sexton, Jason Childs, Gordon Morris and Jerry Morris.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of Post Oak Springs Baptist Church and the Anniston Chapter of the Eastern Star. She drove herself to church every Sunday at Post Oak until a few years ago. She enjoyed working in her flowers and cooking and made ceramics, not only for herself, but as gifts to others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edwards; six sisters, Willie Gray, Lorene Gray, Evelyn Carr, Jewell Andrews, Bessie Morris and Pauline Morris and two brothers, Carl Sutley and Cecil Sutley.
Luther F. Coppock
Services for Luther F. Coppock, 81, were at 2 p.m. March 22 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Truman Norred and Don Boozer officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with K. L. Brown Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Coppock died March 19 at Jacksonville Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Barry Bundrum of Jacksonville; a brother, John Coppock of Piedmont; a sister, Avis Watson of Jacksonville; and 13 nieces and 10 nephews.
Pallbearers were David Morris, Paul Rogers, Kenneth Butler, Huse Erwin, Jim Hicks, Tim Hicks, Sammy Coppock and Wendell Palmer.
Mr. Coppock, a Calhoun County native and lifelong resident, was a member of West Side Baptist Church. He was a cabinet maker and built musical instruments. He was preceded in death by his wife. Jimmie Lou Coppock; and two brothers, Ernest Coppock and Sam Coppock.
Contributions may be made to the fire department/EMS. It is important that checks be made out to JPFFA (Jacksonville Professional Firefighters Association) and mailed to 506 Chinabee Ave, S.E., Jacksonville 36265.
Enoch Sanford Medley
Services for Enoch Sanford Medley, 60, were at 2 p.m. March 17 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Revs. Roger Boyd and David Daniels officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Mr. Medley died March 14 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his mother, Beatrice Medley of Gadsden; three daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Danny Johnson of Piedmont, Tracy and Jamie Pruitt of Piedmont and Deborah and Jason Williams of Jacksonville; a sister, Brenda Uersy of Piedmont; three brothers, John Medley of Arab, Phillip Medley of Piedmont and Glen Medley of Monroe, N. Y.; and five grandchildren, Anthony Light, Nicholas Pruitt, Megan Pruitt, Garet Williams and Drew Williams.
Pallbearers were Barry Davidson, Danny Williams, Don Johnson, Scott Parris, Keith Parris, Jeff Pruitt, and Tyler Medley.
Mr. Medley was preceded in death by his sister, Lorna Parris, and his father, John A. Medley. Mr. Medley was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and served in the Alabama Army National Guard.
Hurbert Olen Beal
Services for Hubert Olen Beal, 78, were at 2 p.m. March 24 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Rev. Kyle Black officiating. Burial was in Jacksonville City Cemetery.
Mr. Beal died March 21 at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys M. Beal, of Jacksonville; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Hubert Wayne “Bo” Beal, Rickey Lynne and Suzie Beal and James Danny Beal, all of Jacksonville; three sisters, Sara Parris, Willie Maude Black and Inez Swindle, all of Jacksonville; two brothers, Morris Beal and Tempie Beal, both of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Janey Beal, Steve Beal, Serena Beal and Chris Beal; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Eddie Keeler, Chuck Nannie, Randall Spears, Scott Snider, Chris Beal and Paul Edward Parris.
Mr. Beal was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He was a Baptist and a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his brother, Horace Beal.
Sgt. 1st Class Billie "Sarge" Warner Hardy
Memorial services for Sgt. 1st Class Billie “Sarg” Warner Hardy, 80, were at 2 p.m March 31 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel, with Elder Gilbert Hardy officiating.
Mr. Hardy died March 26 at Jacksonville Medical Center.
Survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Jean and Charles Traylor of Anniston, Mary and Herman Hughes of Detroit and Amanda and Willie James of Atlanta; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Willie Hardy of Gadsden, John “Jake” Hardy of Gadsden, Herman Lee and Arie Hardy and Alpine and Elder Gilbert Lee and Jessie Hardy of Gadsden; a special niece, Marilyn Bougere and her husband, Tony, of Gadsden; a special friend, George Fifer of Seattle and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Mr. Hardy was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church of Gadsden. He served with distinction for 37 years in the Armed Services. He was an airborne fighter pilot and the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device Good Conduct Medal and several Bronze Star medals. He served in the Korean War, World War II and the Vietnam Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eiko Takaya Hardy; his mother, Brit Martin Hardy; his father, Will Hardy; three brothers, James Calvin Hardy, Ernest Lee Hardy and Dan Hardy; one sister, Catherine “Peggy” Satomi Calloway; one singleton and two sets of twin siblings.
Donations may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of East Central Alabama at Boys and Girls Club Administration Office, 920 Noble St., Anniston 36201.
Amber McCarley "Granny" Junior
Services for Amber McCarley “Granny” Junior, 93, were at 11 a.m. March 8 at Ohatchee Church of Christ, with Wayne Dunaway and Clyde Ray officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Junior died March 5 at her home.
Survivors include four daughters, Louise Brooks of Cedar Springs, Zilpha M. Lambert of Alexandria, Mary Smallwood of Jacksonville and Edna King of Saks; a son, Robert S. Junior of Louisa, Va.; two sisters, Lou Gladden of Cave Spring, Ga., and Ann Mabe of Avon Park, Fla.; a brother, Arthur McCarley of Calhoun, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Junior, five brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Mrs. Junior was a native of Clay County and a resident of Calhoun County since 1954. She was a housewife and a member of Ohatchee Church of Christ.
Services for Brenda Dunagan, 59, were at 2 p.m. March 7 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center, with Rev. Ray Johnson officiating. Burial was in Seven Springs Cemetery with K. L. Brown Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Dunagan died March 4 at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred Wayne Dunagan of Jacksonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Mark Boyd of Jacksonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary W. and April Dunagan of Jacksonville; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Virginia Williams, Diane and Michael Hudgins, all of Summerville, Ga., Sylvia and Robert Rickman of Rome, Ga., and Joyce and James Brock of Jacksonville; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Dorothy Harrelson of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, Brandon L. Gay, Lacie R. Stay, Brittany Dunagan, Tyler Dunagan, Ryan Dunagan and Rebekah Dunagan; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ronald Burgess, Larry Bryant, Blake Burgess Greg Dunagan, Randy Harrelson, Ricky Harrelson, Gene Scoggins and Stephen Brock.
Mrs. Dunagan, a lifelong Calhoun County resident, was a Baptist. She was employed by The Tax Table. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia D. Dunagan; two granddaughters, Bobbie Anne Dunagan and Brooke Dunagan; her parents, J. D. and Pearl Harrelson and Russell and Era Trantham; and two brothers, Donald Harrelson and Wayne Trantham.