Jane Riley Cunningham
Services for Jane Riley Cunningham, 68, were Tuesday at 11 am. at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Bert Breland and Rev. John Gates III officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cunningham died Saturday at Baptist Medical Center-Montclair in Birmingham.
Survivors include her husband, of 48 years, Lt. Col. Donald E. Cunningham of Jacksonville; her mother, Willie Thompson of Scottsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Glenn Smith of Heflin; a son, Donald Alan Cunningham of Jacksonville; her mother-in-law, Gladys Cunningham of Scottsboro; a brother, John Will Riley Jr., of Huntsville and a grandchild, Jessica Smith.
Pallbearers were Ronald Kelley, John Whitmire, Ollie Noles, Jim Williams, Calvin Warren and Fred Clements. Honorary pallbearers were the Grace Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cunningham was a native of Scottsboro and a resident of Jacksonville since 1977.
She attended Auburn University and was a member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, where she was a choir member and a member of Grace Sunday school class. Mrs. Cunningham worked at SouthTrust Bank for several years in Jacksonville and Anniston.
Lora Dean Smith
Services for Lora Dean Smith, 82, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Asberry Baptist Church with the Rev. William Cain and the Rev. John Hammonds officiating. Burial was in Landers Cemetery with Collier Butler Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Smith died Thursday.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Doice and Loraine of Cullman and Eldon Smith of Jacksonville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Kenneth Browning of Hokes Bluff, Aleta and Cosper Bell of Arab and Frieda and Greg Urso of Jacksonville; a son-in-law, Glenn Dobbs of Douglasville, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, the Rev. Curtis Penny, Bryson Penny and Basil Penny; four sisters, Vivian Harding, Grace Jennings, Jane Simmons and Esther Sherman; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation Center.,
Mrs. Smith was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County and a member of Asberry Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker and a faithful supporter of her husband, who was a Baptist minister. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Oscar Smith; her parents, Cordelia (Johnson) and Gilbert Penny; an infant son, Terry Smith; a daughter, Brenda Dobbs, and a brother, Gerald Penny. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and working in her home.
Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Research Foundation, Georgia Chapter, 235 Peachtree St., Suite 675, Atlanta 30303.
Carl G. Johnson
Carl G. Johnson, 83, of Fayetteville, N. C., died Nov. 18 in Carolina Health Care Center in Fayetteville.
Services were Nov. 23 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel by Re v. Wally Bearden. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Henderson, N. C.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Johnson of Fayetteville; two sons, William H. Johnson of Nashville and Stephen C. Johnson of Fayetteville; four brothers, Lamar Johnson, William H. “Bill” Johnson, Harrell D. Johnson and Frank D. Johnson, all of Jacksonville; four sisters, Eunice Smith, Catherine Garmon, Doris Barber all of Jacksonville and Faye Sumlin of Marietta, Ga.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Mr. Johnson was retired from the Rose Company of Henderson, N. C., where he worked for over 45 years. He was a world War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Huey C. and Lou Ada Johnson, and a son, Robert Allen Johnson.
Vera Dean Walker
Services for Vera Dean Walker, 97, of Auburn, formerly of Union community near Somerville, were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Peck Funeral Home Chapel, with Jack Wilhelm and Phillip Hines officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery, Peck Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Walker died Oct. 24 in Alabaster.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Dean and William F. Kelly of Hartselle, formerly of Jacksonville; another daughter, Erlene Davis of Calera; two sons, Denver Walker of Calera and Edwin Walker of Eclectic; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Walker was born Oct. 11, 1905 in Morgan County to Alex Dean and Lula Williams Dean. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. E. H. Walker, who was a veterinarian.
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Graveside services for Mary Eliza-beth Smith, 58, were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forestlawn Gardens, with Rev. William P. Lucas officiating.
Mrs. Smith died Oct. 21 at her home.
Survivors include her husband, James H. Smith Jr., of Jacksonville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Beverly Jones of Jacksonville and Cheryl and Artie Brouillette of Saks; and a grandchild, Joshua Brouillette.
Pallbearers were Eddie Thompson, Larry Thompson, Jerry Dale Thompson, Wayne Sisk, Adam Crump and Tyler Crump. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Aderholt and Lamar Jones.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Saks and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Pauline Thompson; and two brothers, Jack Thompson and Albert Thompson.
Services for Mary McIntee, 57, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Bap-tist Church, with Rev. Roosevelt Parker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. McIntee died Oct. 22.
Survivors include her husband, James H. McIntee Jr., of Jacksonville; her mother, Mary K. Smith of Brundidge; three daughters, Tera L. McIntee and Lovelle Buchanon, both of Jacksonville, and Sara Henderson of Cordele, Ga.; two sisters, Louise Nicholas and JoAnn Culver, both of Brundidge; a brother, Johnny Smith of Dothan; four grandchildren, Nina Buchanon, Lacy Buchanon, Alexis Henderson and Tierre Anderson; five nieces and four nephews.
Mrs. McIntee was a native of Pike County and a resident of Calhoun County. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Teracino Rogers; her father, Willie Smith; and a brother, Jerome Smith.
A service of remembrance for John Baggett, 77, of Dayton, Texas, was at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in Dayton. Mr. Baggett died Oct. 18 in a Dayton hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rebecca Watts Baggett; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel and Debra Jo Baggett of Baytown and John William “Bill” Baggett of Albuquerque, N. M.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Jean and Pete Peterson of Walberg, Mary Jane and Terry Bordelon of Baytown, Caroline Denise Baggett of Sarasota, Fla., and Elizabeth Kay and Reid Sammons of Kerrville; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and in-laws, including a sister-in-law, Mary Shipman of Jacksonville.
Mr. Baggett was born March 17, 1925 to George and Lucy Baggett of Jacksonville. He grew up in Jacksonville and was the last surviving child of seven children.
He moved to Waco in 1955 to survey for the highway department. In 1956, he moved to Bayton to work for Broyles and Bynum.
Mr. Baggett served during World War II and saw combat at Iwo Jimo and Okinawa. He enjoyed all kinds of music and was especially fond of jazz. A self taught man, he read Chaucer, Plato and Socrates. He had a favorite saying that he passed on to his children. “Work every day you can, except when you have the flu. You can’t work when you have the flu.”
Along with is parents, two brothers and four sisters, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Marie Bordelon.