Services for Venia Wilkerson Fair, 82, were at 2:30 p.m. May 12 at Faith Temple Christian Center with Revs. T.R. Harper and William Strickland officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center directed.
Mrs. Fair died May 10.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol and James Ledbetter of Jacksonville and Eleanor Ontiveros of Anniston; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Fair and Ronald and Cindy Fair of Jacksonville; a son-in-law, Chris Perry of Decatur; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus O. Fair Sr.; two daughters, Rozell Maye and Donna Perry; and one son, Gus O. Fair Jr.
Pallbearers were Mike Ledbetter, Rudy Ontiveros, Chris Kirsch, Scott Holladay, Wendall Thompson, Nunnally Williams, Frank Reid and John Cook.
Mrs. Fair was a member of Faith Temple Christian Center. She wrote and enjoyed gospel music.
Services for Hoyt Daniel Gaddy, 64, were at 10:30 a.m. May 12 in the chapel of K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Rev. Jack Morgan officiated. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery.
Mr. Gaddy died May 10 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Gadsden.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Gaddy; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Craig and Tori Gaddy and Jonathan Gaddy; two grandchildren, Ashton Leigh Gaddy and Cole Timothy Gaddy; his mother, Nettie Gaddy McFall, all of Jacksonville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Troy and Sandra Gaddy of Anniston and Ray and Sherry Gaddy of Oxford; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gay Nell and Randall McFall, Connie and Michael Hollingsworth, and Linda and Phil Medders, all of Jacksonville; a special uncle, Kenneth Dempsey of Piedmont; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Pat and Olen Smallwood of Jacksonville, Rose Moore of Lilburn, Ga., and Peggy Sapp of Stella, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse D. Gaddy.
Pallbearers were Lee Dempsey, Gary Dempsey, Morey Gaddy, Brad Hollingsworth, Barry Smallwood, Jeff Pruitt, Jeff Almaroad, and Randall Parris.
Mr. Gaddy was a well-known homebuilder in Calhoun County for the past 35 years and was owner of Gaddy Cabinet Shop.
Memorial donations may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 1153 Nisbet Lake Road, Jacksonville 36265.
Graveside services for Ralph “Dan” Higginbotham Jr., 61, of Anniston were at 10:45 a.m. May 13 at Highland Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hodge officiated. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary officiated.
Mr. Higginbotham died May 9 at his residence.
Survivors include his father, Ralph Daniel Higginbotham Sr. of Jacksonville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Nancy and John Bryson of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Diane Higginbotham of New York City; and two nephews, Benjamin D. Bryson and Samuel J. Bryson.
Mr. Higginbotham was a native and resident of Anniston. He was a graduate of Anniston High School and Georgia Tech. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church and the Anniston Rotary Club. He was owner and operator of Higginbotham Printing.
Memorial donations may be made to Parker Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, American Heart Association or to the Mississippi Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch.
Services for Harold Thomas “H. T.” Kilgore, 74, were at 11 a.m. May 13 at Bonny Brook Baptist Church. Revs. Jerry Pike and Mark Cooper officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Kilgore died May 10 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Annette Grisham Kilgore of Jacksonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike Murray of Jacksonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Anita Kilgore of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Amanda Murray, Laura Kilgore, Ben Kilgore, Taylor Ford and Brittany Ford; a sister, Maxine Sutley of Jacksonville; six nieces and nine nephews.
His parents, Ben and Helen Kilgore, and two sisters, Lucille Harding and Agnes Walker, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Dane Prickett, Vann Walker, Lacy Smith, Mike Copeland, Johnny McGinnis, Joseph Adcock, Jimmy Harrell and Shane Harrell.
Mr. Kilgore was a long time member, chairman of the deacon board and Sunday school teacher at Bonny Brook Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict.
Services for Jewell Phillips, 89, were at 1 p.m. May 15 at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home. Revs. Kenneth Phillips, Jerry Pike, Thomas Clay and Chad McGinnis officiated. Burial was in Crook Cemetery.
Mrs. Phillips died May 13 at the home of her daughter.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Johnny McGinnis, Glenda and Mike Copeland and Karen and Duff Manners; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kathy Phillips; grandchildren, Richard and Kelly McGinnis, Keith and Stephanie Phillips, Brandi and Scott Wood, Chad and Melissa McGinnis, Matthew Copeland, Michelle Copeland, Melinda Copeland, Alicia Manners, Anna Manners, Amy Manners and Tracy and Gary Parris; great-grandchildren, Madison McGinnis, Makaila Wood, Brodey McGinnis, Dylan Parris and Brad Parris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Phillips; her grandson, Brandon McGinnis; her parents, Annie Sheppard Nelson and Mack W. Nelson; a sister, Ruby Beauford; and two brothers, Johnny Nelson and Edward Nelson.
Pallbearers were Richard McGinnis, Chad McGinnis, Keith Phillips, Matthew Copeland, Chris Boggs, James Vasquez, Vann Walker, Mike Murray and Gary Parris.
Mrs. Phillips was a native of Rome, Ga., and member of Bonny Brook Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, watching birds, and growing flowers.
Services for Perry Worth Sullivan, 97, were at 2 p.m. May 16 at Shady Grove Baptist Church (Old Sanctuary), Calhoun, Ga. Revs. Milford Ballenger and Jerome Mitchell officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with American Legion Post No. 143 folding and presenting the flag. Almon Funeral Home of Calhoun directed.
Survivors include his wife, Nina B. Sullivan; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Ron Bailey of Sun City Center, Fla., Jeanne and Ed Jordan of Jacksonville, Karen and Robert Van Cleave of Anniston; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Brenda Sullivan of Meredian, Miss., and Andy Howell of Jacksonville; a sister-in-law, Annie Sullivan of LaGrange, Ga.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, three brothers and a grandson.
Pallbearers were Ken Cicione, Ed Jordan, Andy Howell, Mac McManus, Joey Holloway and Bill Gibbs.
Mr. Sullivan was born in Carroll County, Ga., Aug. 6, 1908, to Christopher C. Sullivan and Nora Taylor Sullivan. He was a retired welder with Union Foundry. He served in the U. S. Marines for four years and was a member of Gold Ridge Baptist Church. He was an expert gardener and enjoyed the Jacksonville senior citizens program.
Memorial donations may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1293 Sandhill-Shady Grove Road, Carrollton, Ga.