Milton Amos 'Sonny' Ingram
Services for Milton Amos “Sonny” Ingram, 67, of 2166 County Road 6, Heflin, were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at K. L. Brown Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Norman Smith officiating. Burial was in Thomas Cemetery, with K. L. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in charge.
Mr. Ingram died Saturday at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Lovell of Heflin and Tracy Angel of Anniston; a son, Scottie Ingram of Hartselle; a sister, Tommie Knighten of Jacksonville; a brother, Doyle Ingram of Douglasville, Ga.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Terry Pinson, Bobby J. Lovell, Rodney Glass, Joe Glass, Wayne Glass and Jeremy Pate.
Mr. Ingram was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He owned Ingram Flooring for 40 years. He had resided in Heflin for the past 20 years. He enjoyed hunting.
Services for Wilda Sprayberry, 78, of 1819 Mae Rd., Anniston, were Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Clay County with the Revs. John Skinner and Willie G. Frames officiating. Burial was in Forestlawn Gardens, with Miller Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Sprayberry died Sept. 27 at Health South in Birmingham.
Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Gay Sprayberry of Anniston, Dairl Sprayberry of Chulafinnee and Terry Sprayberry of Munford; two daughters, Linda Hollingsworth of Jacksonville and Shirley Stinson of Oxford; two brothers, Charles Easterwood of Meridian, Miss., and Billy Hugh Easterwood of Delta; two sisters, Glois Cobb of Oxford and Bobbie Nell Frames of Delta; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Warren, Roger Easterwood, Chris Stinson, Jerry Frames, Dale Easterwood and Shane Sprayberry.
Mrs. Sprayberry was a resident of Delta 44 years and had lived in Anniston 34 years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist North and was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis G. Sprayberry.
Anne Vowell Crain-Baker
Memorial services for Anne Vowell Crain-Baker, 60, of Albany, Ga., formerly of Jacksonville, were August 6 at 2 p.m. CDT at First Presbyterian Church of Auburn.
Mrs. Crain-Baker died Thursday, August 3 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
A native of Anniston, Mrs.Crain-Baker had lived in Albany since 1970 where she was of the Presbyterian faith, and was an accomplished musician and teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. John Baker of Albany, Ga.; one son, Michael Owen Crain and wife Sarah of Athens, Ga.; mother, Frances Williams Vowell of Auburn; a brother, Judge Scott Vowell and wife Cameron of Birmingham; a sister, Lynda Vowell Termaine and husband Joe of Auburn; and three grandchildren, Alexander Crain, Isobel Crain and William Crain, all of Athens, Ga.
Mrs. Crain-Baker was preceded in death by her father, Gray Vowell; and her first husband, Commander Carroll Owen Crain, U.S. Navy.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lee County Humane Society, 1388 Shug Jordan Parkway, Auburn, AL 36830.
Maj. (ret.) Morgan Marion Bush Sr.
Graveside services for Maj. (ret.) Morgan Marion Bush Sr., of Jacksonville will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Twickenham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bush died Thursday at Huntsville Hospital.
He was a retired educator from Gadsden State Community College.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Covenant Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 36, Jacksonville 36265.
Ellis Grady Spears
Services for Ellis Grady Spears, 80, of Jacksonville, formerly of Roanoke, were Thursday at 2 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Brown officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Spears died July 17 at Vencor Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Prestridge Spears of Jacksonville; three daughters, Jean Johnson, Pepi Prescott and Pat Gorey, all of Jacksonville; a son, Jimmy Spears of Jacksonville; two sisters, Allie Kirby and Mahelene Young, both of Roanoke; a brother, Jewell Spears of Barnsville, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Tanya Johnson, Sheri Johnson, Teri Johnson, Kelly McCord, Nikki Hanson, Craig Gorey, Chuck Gorey, Steve Prescott and Sean Prescott; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chuck Gorey, Craig Gorey, Graham Lewis, Wallace Walding, Hiram Stephens and Mike McCord.
Mr. Spears was a native of Randolph County. He was owner of a clothing store in Roanoke and attended First Baptist Church.
Geoffrey Lane Harrell
Graveside services for Geoffrey Lane Harrell, 30, of 645 Boozer Lake Road, were Monday at 3 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Blane Tidwell officiating and K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in charge.
Mr. Harrell died Saturday at his home.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia L. Harrell of Jacksonville; his father, Alvin R. Harrell of Jacksonville; a sister and brother-in-law, Melissa L. and Joey Harrell of Jacksonville; his grandmothers, Gladys Burke of Jacksonville and Hazel Harrell of Anniston; and two nieces, Andrea Harrell and Haley Harrell.
Mr. Harrell, a lifelong resident of Calhoun County, liked working with animals. He was a member of Bonny Brook Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lionel Burke and William K. Harrell.
Frances Tolbert Jones
Services for Frances Tolbert Jones, 66, of 6954 Alexandria-Jacksonville Highway, were Saturday at 11 a.m. at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Carl Keener officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Jones died July 26 at her home.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Anderson of Alexandria and Cindy Brooks of Jacksonville; three sons, Randy Jones of Oxford; and David Martin and Jeff Martin, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Betty Sanford and June Sanford, both of Jacksonville; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Martin Jr., Carl Anderson, Paul Sanford, Donnie Sanford, Jason Jones, Shane Sanford, and Scott Sanford.
Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She worked for the Hospice of East Alabama until her death. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, where she played piano. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Jones; her parents, Horace J. Tolbert Sr., and Annie Mae Tolbert; a sister, Myrl Williams; and two brothers, Horace J. Tolbert Jr. and Bill Tolbert.
Essie Bell Keith
Services for Essie Bell Keith, 84, of 404 Eighth Ave., S. E., were Friday at 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melvin Bishop officiating. Burial was in Jacksonville City Cemetery, with Ervin Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Keith died July 23 at Jacksonville Hospital.
Survivors include five daughters, Mary E. Williams, Ruth E. Keith, Johnnie M. Wilson and Elsia Adams, all of Jacksonville, and Juanita Nixon of Albany, Ga.; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of New Hope Baptist Church.
She enjoyed quilting, working with her flowers and cooking, especially baking bread. “Her greatest asset was as a servant of God and fulfilling the needs of somebody else,” says her daughter, Juanita Nixon.
Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her son, John D. Cobb.