Ethel Lorean Harper
Services for Ethel Lorean Harper, 85, of Jacksonville, formerly of Roanoke, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in Roanoke, with Rev. James Harper officiating. Burial was in Wehadkee Cemetery.
Mrs. Harper died Thursday at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Ida Johnson of Forest Park, Ga., and Judy Brewer of Jacksonville; two sons, Curtis Harper of Jacksonville and Cecil Harper of Mauk, Ga.; one sister, Faye Hall of Newnan, Ga.; one brother, James Lewter of Carrollton, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Clinton Harper, and her parents, Mancel Franklin and Emily Leila Rice Lester.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
A Randolph County native, Mrs. Harper was a homemaker and a member of the First United Congregational Holiness Church of Roanoke.
Ruby Lois Rountree
Services for Ruby Lois Rountree, 83, were at 11 a.m. Monday at Carmel Cemetery in Spring Garden with the Rev. Garry Brown officiating and K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in charge.
Mrs. Rountree died Saturday at Jacksonville Hospital.
Survivors include four daughters, Laura Slaght, Evelyn Jones and Casenia Rountree, all of Jacksonville, and Peggy Taylor of Bushnell, Fla.; two sons, Harris Rountree of Jacksonville and Kelly Rountree of Piedmont; two sisters, Leona Wright of Weaver and Ruby Stevens of Jacksonville; four brothers, Lois Martin, Joe Houston and Vincent Houston, all of Saks and Ed Houston of Weaver; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ray Bittle, Johnathon Bryant, Darrell Taylor, Eddie Rountee, Dennis Jones and the Rev. Dan Barnwell.
Mrs. Rountree was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris Kelly Rountree; a daughter, Betty Ford, and a granddaughter, Jennie Wanda Turner.
Curtis H. Brooks
Visitation services for Curtis H. Brooks, 74, were Monday night at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel.
Mr. Brooks died Sunday at his residence.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Louise Junior Brooks of Jacksonville; a daughter, Dawn Thorne of Jacksonville; four sons, Mike Brooks of Prattville, Steve Brooks of Decatur, Bobby Brooks of Deatsville and Tim Brooks of Piedmont; two sisters, Nell Kouwe and Francis Payton, both of Wetumpka; 13 grandchildren, Joseph Brooks, Jacob Brooks, Stephen Brooks, Shane Brooks, Stewart Brooks, Brea Brooks, Timothy Brooks, Amber Brooks, April Brooks, Wade Brooks, Alex Brooks, Brandi Thorne and Erica Thorne and five great-grandchildren, Jonathan Brooks, Sarah Brooks, Triston Brooks, Brien Brooks and Seth Brooks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mamie Brooks; two brothers, Thomas E. Brooks and James T. Brooks; and one sister, Margaret Louise Brooks.
Mr. Brooks was a Christian and was a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of East Alabama, 1302 Noble St., Anniston 36201.
Norma E. Howard
Services for Norma E. Howard, 67, of Gallant were Saturday at 11 a.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel. David Dunn officiated. Burial was at Southside Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel directed.
Mrs. Howard died Feb. 6.
Survivors include a daughter, Melani Culbertson of Gallant; three sons, Robert Frazier of Seneca, S. C., Tim Frazier of Gallant and Russell Frazier of Palmetto, Ga.; three sisters, Zetha Potterfield of Southside; Shelby Cash of Fairburn, Ga.; and Vicki Martin of Guntersville; two brothers, Bill Estes of Austell, Ga., and Ricky Higginbotham of Gainesville, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Herbert D. "Bobby" McMichael
Services for Herbert D. “Bobby” McMichael, 61, will be today at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with Revs. James Brown and Ricky Hudson officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford with Gray Brown-Service Mortuary and Crematory in charge.
Mr. McMichael died Saturday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta McMichael of Jacksonville; two daughters, Naomi Ford and Amanda Ford, both of Jacksonville; a son, Steven McMichael of Jacksonville; two brothers, Corles McMichael of Anniston and Wayne McMichael of Jacksonville; three sisters, Delores Ripka of Oxford, Inez Free of Anniston and Opal Brasel of Mississippi; a son-in-law, Bob Ford of Webster’s Chapel and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert L. and Hassie McMichael, and his aunt and adopted mother, Oma Downey.
Pallbearers were Junior Barnes, Tracey Barnes, Joey Barnes, Kenneth Free, Jeff Harris, Mike Baker and Jonathon Atkins.
Mr. McMichael was retired from U. S. Pipe and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Braxton Bragg McKinnon
Services for Braxton Bragg McKinnon, 59, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Jacksonville and Atlanta, were Friday at 11 a.m. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Macon Road Chapel in Columbus, Ga., with Dr. J. Dun Gordon and Rev. Creston Hulett officiating. Burial was in Parkhill Cemetery.
Mr. McKinnon died Jan. 21 at Orlando Regional Sandlake Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Reece McKinnon of Orlando; two daughters, Janet Burnley of Orlando and Jenny Kemp of Charlotte, N.C.; his mother, Joyce Sewell Gidley of Jacksonville; a sister, Lucretia M. Hulett of Anniston; a grandchild, Ben Burnley, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Braxton Bragg McKinnon.
Mr. McKinnon was born in Jacksonville and had lived in Orlando since 1997. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Orlando and was employed as an executive with Delta Airlines before his retirement in 1994. He was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville State University with degrees in math and accounting.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1300 Wynnton Road 109, Columbus, Ga. 31906.