Funeral services for Rilla Barbara Wheeler, 72, were at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Onzie (Tiny) Magouyrk officiating. Burial was in White’s Gap Cemetery.
Mrs. Wheeler died Oct. 6 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Patty Denison of Piedmont and Peggy Whiteman of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; two sons, Thomas Wheeler of Jacksonville and Steven Wheeler of Douglasville, Ga.; three sisters, Clare Magouyrk of Anniston and Mae Smith and Patricia Jones of Jacksonville; a brother, William Murray of Blue Mountain; five grandchildren, Angela, Brandon, Ryan, Connor and Allyson; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Clay Smith, Tony Jones, Wayne Adair and Matthew Adair.
Mrs. Wheeler was a native of Calhoun County and a member of the American Legion Post 57 Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Wheeler.
Services for Mary Cain Blair Allison of Charleston, S. C., formerly of Jacksonville, were at 4 p.m. April 30 at Sharon A. R. P. Church.
Mrs. Allison died April 27, in Charleston.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, William B. Allison Jr.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary and Charles Atkerson and Barrie Hornbuckle; a sister, Margaret Ida Johnson; sisters-in-law, Betty Lewis, Faye Blair and Marynette Whitlow; and grandchildren, Liz Atkerson, Erin Boudolf and her husband, Victor, Logan Hornbuckle and Mason Hornbuckle.
She was preceded in death by her brother, John Ross Blair Jr.; a sister, Betty Blair, and a grandson, Will Hornbuckle.
Mrs. Allison was born Sept. 26, 1924 in Charleston, the daughter of John Ross Blair and Clyde Cain Blair. She was reared in Sharon, S. C., graduated from Montreat College in 1943 and married on Dec. 22, 1944.The Allisons moved to Jacksonville in 1951.
Mrs. Allison was a homemaker when her children were young. She then held various positions at Jacksonville State University for 20 years. She was a lifelong Presbyterian and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville for 54 years. She and her husband moved to Charleston in February.
Pallbearers were Logan and Mason Hornbuckle, Charles Atkerson Jr., Victor Boudolf III, Clarke Johnson and Robert Blair.
Memorial donations may be made to Jacksonville Meals on Wheels, 206 Francis St., Jacksonville 36265, or First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville.
Graveside services for Johnney Lamar Johnson, 79, were at 2 p.m. May 2 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Daniels officiating. K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center directed.
Mr. Johnson died April 28 at Jacksonville Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Donnie Ford of Ragland; two sons, Johnny Lynn Johnson and Tim Lamar Johnson of Jacksonville; four sisters, Eunice Smith, Catherine Garmon and Doris Barber of Jacksonville and Faye Sumlin of Marietta, Ga.; three brothers, Harrell Johnson and Frank Johnson of Jacksonville and Bill Johnson of Cedar Bluff; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Jackie Radford of Weaver and Fay Smith of Ragland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Huey Crook Johnson and Ada Lou Johnson; his wife, Lois Jeanette Johnson, and a brother, Carl Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services for Joyce Backus, 78, were at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 at Weaver First United Methodist Church. Rev. Bob Smith officiated. Burial was in Edgemont Cemetery. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary directed.
Mrs. Backus died Sept. 2 at NHC in Golden Springs.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Lee Backus; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill Backus and Bob and JoAnn Backus of Jacksonville and Mike and Cindy Backus of Huntsville; four grandchildren, Katherine Conn and her husband, Vince, Spencer Backus, Scott Backus, and Missy Backus; and two sisters, Kay Bailey and Daina Fleenor.
Pallbearers were Johnny Stinson, Chip Stinson, Jamie Hall, Billy Daugherty, Walter Bailey and Jimmy McCurry.
Mrs. Backus was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County and a member of Weaver First United Methodist Church.
Services for Michael Wayne Bray, 56 of Wellington were Sept. 3 in the chapel of K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Rev. Mike Drummond officiated. Burial was in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Bray died Aug. 31 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Amelia Bray of Villa Rica, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Casie Michelle and Ryan Todd Drummond of Wellington; a son; Toby Lee Bray of Saks; special caregivers, Linda Roper, Martha Stamps and David Ashley; a brother; Perry C. Bray, of Ragland and four grandchildren, Jordan Drummond, Nicholas Bray, Colton Drummond and Jackson Drummond.
Pallbearers were David Ashley, Greg Huff, Tim Sparks, Glenn Thompson, Michael Fleming and Kirk Sanders.
Mr. Bray was a member of Gospel Time Baptist Church. He was an accomplished musician and played lead guitar since the age of 8. He played in several popular bands in Calhoun County.