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Calhoun County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Calhoun County, Alabama Obituary Collection - 3

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Date: Wednesday, 9 March 2011, at 10:40 a.m.

Carl O. Ford


Services for Carl O. Ford, 88, of 410 Wilson St., S. W., were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Moran officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mr. Ford died Saturday at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilita-tion Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Ima Welch of Waynesboro, N. C., and Phyllis Rector of Mt. Pleasant, S. C.; a sister, Juline Willingham of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Joseph Polk, Lonnie Rector and John Rector Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Tamara Polk and Jordan Rector.

Pallbearers were Dennis Pool, Don Gross, David DuHon, Glennis Ford, Oscar Kadle and John Ford.

A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Ford resided in Seattle for 40 years and returned to Calhoun County 16 years ago. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a retired ironworker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Ford of Seattle; his parents, Truman (Sr.) and Annie Griggs Ford; seven sisters, Eva Pearce, Lucille Fortson, Lou Elliott, Estelle Elliott, Connie Walker, Lillian Willard and Edna Willingham and two brothers, Truman Ford Jr., and Carl Ford.

Brenda Loretta Couch Dunaway


Services for Brenda Loretta Couch Dunaway, 28, were Thursday at 2 p.m. at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel, with the Revs. Norman Smith and Vann Bollinger officiating. Burial was in Green lawn Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Dunaway died Sunday in Opelika.

Survivors include her husband, William Brett Dunaway of Jacksonville; three sons, Gibson Brett Creek Dunaway, William Brendan Lake Dunaway and Fender Takota River Levi Dunaway, all of Jacksonville; her father and stepmother, Billy and Sharon Couch of Jacksonville; two sisters, Tammy Howard of Jacksonville and Brenda Walker of Piedmont; two brothers, Phillip Poore of Piedmont and Shannon Studdard of Oxford; her legal guardians, Lois Whaley and Danny Whaley of Jacksonville; her grandparents, Shirley Couch of Anniston and Alonze Couch of Jacksonville; six aunts, Brenda Barnwell of Jacksonville, Doris Drummonds of Weaver, Rita Benefield of Jacksonville, Deborah Keel of Saks, Beverly Medley of Jacksonville and Bettina Parris of Dothan; and two uncles, Lamar Couch and Thomas Couch, both of Jacksonville.

Pallbearers were Brandin Keel, John Medley, Michael Drummonds, Terry Benefield, John Medley Jr., and Nunnally Williams.

Mrs. Dunaway was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Couch; her grandfather, J. B. Whaley and a cousin, Joey Linn Williams.

Elsie Mathea Torgerson Bills


Services for Elsie Mathea Torgerson Bills, 81, of 410 Wilson Drive, were Monday at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Monument Park 8th Ward in Salt Lake City, Utah. Burial was in Wasatch Memorial Park, with K. L Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in charge.

Mrs. Bills died March 27 at Jacksonville Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Duane Tippets of Jacksonville; six sons, Walter Bills of Salt Lake City, Donald Bills of Littleton, Colo., Kenneth Bills of Lake Tahoe, Nev., Randall Bills of Palm Desert, Calif., Russell Bills of Potomac, Md., and Ronald Bills of Salt Lake City; 34 grandchildren, including Duane Tippets, Jeff Tippets, Russ Tippets, Michelle Tippets, Melissa Tippets, Ryan Tippets, Alan Tippets and Jared Tippets, all of Jacksonville; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bills was a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, and had lived in Jacksonville the past six years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints and was preceded in death by a son, Scott Gerald Bills.

Donations may be made to the Jacksonville High School Athletic Booster Club, c/o Jacksonville High School, 1000 George Douthit Drive, S. W., Jacksonville 36265.

Tate Harvey Brown


Graveside services for Tate Harvey Brown of South Boston, Va., were March 20 at Crestview Memorial Park in South Hill, Va., with Powell Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Brown died March 18.

Survivors include his wife, Thursey Hud-gens Brown; three daughters, Bertha Harper of Bracey, Va., Dorothy Hud-dgens of Rich-mond, Va., and Peggy Allen of Scottsburg, Va.; two sons, Paul Brown of South Hill, Va., and Merrill Brown of Canada; three brothers, James Brown of Birmingham, Odis Brown of Jacksonville and Willie Brown of Anniston; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Brown was a retired textile executive. He was the first superintendent of Tape-Craft Inc., and was the founder of Medical Textiles Inc., in South Boston. He was preceded in death by a son, Gordon Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his parents, Floyd and Mary Brown of Jacksonville. A Calhoun County native, Mr. Brown grew up in the Nances Creek community.

Hugh D. Ashmore


Graveside services for Hugh D. Ashmore, 89, of 2300 Coleman Road, formerly of Jacksonville, were Thursday at Jacksonville City Cemetery, with Dr. Will Garrett officiating and K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in charge.

Mr. Ashmore died March 19 at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Billy Garrett of Hokes Bluff.

Mr. Ashmore lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He served on the Jacksonville Planning Commission for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Tumlin Ashmore; three sisters, Opie Murray, Mary A. Dial and Catherine A. Whitehead, and a grandson, William R. Garrett.

Arthur Percy Casey


Services for Arthur Percy Casey, 88, of 702 Mountain St., were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Side Baptist Church, with the Rev. Truman Norred officiating. Burial was at Green lawn Memorial Gardens. K. L. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Casey died Saturday at his home.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Harrelson and Jane and Brice Hay; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Sara Casey and Charles and Gaynell Casey and a sister, Margaret Brooks, all of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, Chris Casey, Tim Casey, Tamara Shofner, Nancy Shaw, Susan Patterson, Kevin Hay and Eric Harrelson; seven great-grandchildren and a caregiver, Carol Dickerson.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Mr. Casey had been totally blind for about 62 years. Although he was blind, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and listening to baseball and basketball games on the radio. His blindness was caused by a football injury he received in high school. He lived in Jacksonville most of his life and was retired from the Anniston Army Depot.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Yates Casey; a brother, Sam Casey; a grandson, Blake Casey and a son-in-law, Herman Harrelson.

Contributions may be made to Parkinsonís Disease Center, 1225 Jefferson Tower, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35294.

Bessie Pigg Morrow


Services for Bessie Pigg Morrow, 85, formerly of Waynesboro, Tenn., were in Tennessee, with Shackelford Funeral Home in Waynesboro in charge. K. L. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Morrow died Friday at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Nowlin of Jacksonville and Cindy Mallernee of Green sboro, N. C.; and four grandchildren, Nancy Nowlin, Katie Mallernee, Greg Mallernee and Ben Mallernee, all of Green sboro.

Mrs. Morrow was a native of Tennessee and had lived in Jacksonville for the past year. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Waynesboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Kathryn Elizabeth Horton


Services for infant Kathryn Elizabeth Horton, 7 1/2 months, were Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, with Dr. Rick Reaves officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Hodges.

The infant died Jan. 17 at Childrens Hospital of Birmingham.

Survivors include her parents, David and Becky Horton of Jacksonville; two sisters, Lee-Anna Horton and Kaitlyn Horton, both of Jacksonville; her grandparents, Elmer and Beatrice Littlefield of Hartland, Maine, Clarence and Rebecca Arnold of Hodges and Malcolm Horton of Gordon, Ga.; and her great-grandparents, Jennie Springer of St. Albans, Maine, Helen Littlefield of Hartland, Nova Emmerson of Hodges and Martha Horton of Irwinton, Ga.

The infant was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She and her family are members of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

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