Private services for Joseph Turner, 92, were at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Forestlawn Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Robert J. Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Forestlawn Gardens Mausoleum in Anniston, with K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center in charge.
Mr. Turner died Feb. 22 at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Eileen Turner of Jacksonville; two sons, Wayne J. Turner of Marlboro, N. J. and Bruce J. Turner of Montgomery; a grandchild, Michael Turner; a great-grandchild, Joseph Turner; a niece and three nephews.
Mr. Turner, a World War II veteran, met his wife when he served with the military in Australia. He was a member of the VFW and the American Federation of Teachers. He graduated from Clemson University and retired as a teacher with the Woodbridge, N. J. Board of Education. Prior to teaching, he built custom homes.
Contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church, 308 Seventh St., N.E. Jacksonville 36265.
Joseph B. "J.B." Hayes
Services for Joseph B. “J. B.” Hayes, 88, were at 2 p.m. March 8 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel, with Revs. Darrell R. Brown and Jim Wilson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with K. L. Brown Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Hayes died March 5 at Countryside Manor in Anniston.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Darrell Brown of Gadsden; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph D. and Dora Hayes of Heflin; two brothers, Azor Hayes of Woodstock and David Hayes of Mobile; five grandchildren, Dana Alverson, April McElroy, Joy Hester, Mandy Hammond and Wendy Rogers; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jamie Alverson, Dr. Richard Christopher, Shawn Rogers, Brian Hammond, Jerry McMelroy and William Tibbs. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of First Baptist Church and members of the Men’s Fellowship Class.
Mr. Hayes, a Vance native, was a member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville and a deacon. He graduated from Brookwood High School in Tuscaloosa County. He worked as a house painter for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christeen T. Hayes; his parents, Sara and Albert Hayes; six brothers and two sisters.
Col. Nathan P. Thompson
Graveside services for Col. Nathan P. Thompson, 92, of Albertville were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hill Cemetery, with military honors. Rev. Mike Johnson officiated.
Col. Thompson died Thursday at Albertville Nursing Home.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Lou Graham Thompson; a daughter Nancy Thompson of Bearegard; a step-son, Charles Bowles of Dickinson, Texas, and three grandchildren, Jonah Talitha and Marion Thompson.
Col. Thompson served as an instructor at Jacksonville State University before his retirement from active military service in 1960.
Afterwards he obtained a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from JSU. He began teaching history at Albertville High School in 1965 and initiated the Junior ROTC Program at Albertville High School from 1967-76. Col. Thompson served 32 years in the U. S. Army.
Aubie Gus Haynes Sr.
Services for Aubie Gus Haynes Sr., 67, were at 11 a.m. Monday at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center chapel with Revs. James Lee Brown and Gene Burns officiating. Burial was in Rabbittown Cemetery.
Mr. Hayes died Friday at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Frost Haynes of Jacksonville; his daughters and sons-in-laws, Sonya and Rick Yates of Atlanta, Laura Lynne Cline of Jacksonville, Karen Haynes Bryant of Ohatchee, and Amy Haynes and Justin Moore of Boaz; his son and daughter-in-law, Aubie and Martha Haynes Jr., of Oxford; his grandchildren, Renee Florea, Becky Haynes, Amanda Haynes, Tommy Bryant, Regan Bryant, Morgan Moore and Tyler Moore; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ernest Howell, Earnest Mitchell, Clyde Tyree, Robert Frost, Glynne Frost, Wallace Webb and Rick Yates.
Honorary pallbearers were Travis Frost, Kenneth Frost, Wayne Anderson, Rodger Frost and Edward Knight.
Mr. Haynes was a native of Calhoun County and a machinist of Lee Brass for 28 years.
He worked for West Anniston Drug Store for 22 years and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Tracey Junior Williams
Services for Tracy Junior Williams, 40, of Rainbow City were at 1 p.m. Friday at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Rev. Barry McDaniels and Bishop James Martin officiating. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Williams died Jan. 18 at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Renee Blackmore Williams of Rainbow City; his parents, John M. and Martha Williams of Rainbow City; a daughter, Brandilyn Dawn Sears of Oxford; a son, Joshua Colt Williams of Jacksonville; a sister, Marlene Coronado of San Antonio; two brothers, Terry M. Williams of Virginia and Jerry E. Williams of Gadsden; eight nieces, and three nephews.
Pallbearers were Boyd Hodges, David Santos, Todd Hill, Danny Moon, Jerry Williams Jr., and Sam Coronado.
Mr. Williams was a Jacksonville native. He was a member of several motorcycle clubs and volunteered at the Big Oak Boys Ranch.
He was a blues musician and composer. His best known recording, “Bus Load of Faith,” was played worldwide. In 1994, he opened Tracy J’s Cycles in Rainbow City.
Vernon Jackson Langley
Services for Vernon Jackson Langley, 92, of Wadley were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corinth Christian Church with Revs. Jimmy Brand and Gordon Taylor officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Quattlebaum Funeral Home of Roanoke in charge.
Mr. Langley died Thursday at home.
Survivors include his wife, Bovene Stewart Langley of Wadley; a son, Mike Langley of Jacksonville; a half-sister, Geraldine Young of Newnan, Ga.; two grandchildren, Matt Langley and Karen Langley, both of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Langley was a native of Randolph County.
He was a member of Corinth Christian Church and a World War II Army veteran. He had worked as a beamer operator at Handley Mills.