Memorial services for Joseph Anthony Reed Jr., 53, of Anniston were July 30 at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville, Fla., with Milam Funeral & Cremation Services of Gainesville in charge.
Mr. Reed died July 26 in Ocala, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Reed; two sons, Joseph Anthony Reed III and his fiancée, Elizabeth Jarocki, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Justin Michael Reed and his wife, Katie, of Gainesville; a brother and his wife, James and Cheryl Reed of Suwannee, Ga.; and his parents, Joseph Anthony Reed Sr. and Janet Grace Reed of Alpharetta, Ga.
Mr. Reed, a Worchester, Mass. native, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an aerospace engineer with Honeywell Engines, Systems & Services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services for L.B. Smith, 60, of Anniston will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. C.O. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith died Thursday at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Smith; a daughter and her husband, Beckie and Dustin Crumley of Anniston; four sisters, Velma Welch and Sherry Rawlings, both of Oxford and Linda Reaves and Deborah Fuller, both of Anniston; a brother, Larry Smith of Anniston; four grandsons, Kyle Crumley, Kam Crumley, Daniel Russell and Christopher Bearden; and three stepgrandsons, Danny Jones, T.J. Russell and Jeff Russell.
Pallbearers will be Don Williamson, Revie Higgins, James Campbell, Mike Hayes, Dennis Petroff and Mike Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.
Mr. Smith, an Army veteran, retired from National Gypsum as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Russell; a son, John Bearden; and his parents.
Services for Marie R. Vernon, 94, of Anniston will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Haven United Methodist Church with Revs. Curtis Johnson and Walt Washington officiating. Burial will be in Edgemont Cemetery with Ervin Funeral Chapel in charge. The body will be at the church an hour prior to services.
Ms. Vernon died Friday at Beverly Health Care in Oxford.
Survivors include five cousins, Leslie Brockman, David Brockman and Shirley Williams, all of Milwaukee, Charles Vernon of Evanston, Ill., and Phyllis Vernon Hubbard of Chicago; and extended family, Edward Heath, Sharon Heath, Veronica Heath, Kenneth Heath and Dehntre Boyd, all of Anniston.
Pallbearers will be members of the United Methodist Men and Bernard Thornton and Larnard Thornton.
Ms. Vernon retired as dean of Lincoln University in Lincoln, Pa. She volunteered throughout Calhoun County, including at Regional Medical Center, Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Salvation Army Women’s Center.
MUNFORD – Services for Timothy Shane Watts Arthur, 16, of Munford will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Salt Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Collett officiating. Burial will be in Salt Creek Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. today at Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega.
The youth died Thursday at his home.
Survivors include his mother, Pamela Arthur of Munford; his father, Frankey Arthur of Munford; a sister, Angelica Arthur of Munford; and his grandparents, James F. Arthur Sr. and Betty L. Arthur.
Pallbearers will be Jamin Hoover, Erick Tucker, Adam Tucker, Bill Waldrop, Robert Tucker and Michael Holt.
The youth was an Anniston native and had lived most of his life in Munford. He was a member of Salt Creek Baptist Church. He attended Munford High School. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jonathon Robert Watts Arthur.
WEAVER – Services for William A. Bean Jr., 57, of Weaver will be 11 a.m. Monday at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Snow officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Bean died Friday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Bean; two sons, William Bryan Bean of Anniston and James Edward Bean of Oxford; two daughters, Annette Marie James of Weaver and Jennie Lou Skinner of Anniston; his mother, Margaret Pauline Bean of Herrin, Ill.; two sisters, Viola Sue Rosenow of Herrin and Cinda Hedrick of Beaufort, Mo.; a brother, Paul Bean of Herrin; and six grandchildren, William Christopher Bean, Zachary Tyler Bean, Erica Marie James, Hayley Nicole James, Erin Nicole Bean and Summer Leanne Skinner.
Pallbearers will be Michael Luckado, Larry Hysell, James Linduahl, James Bean, Clyde Skinner and Eric James.
Mr. Bean was a member of Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church. He retired as a master sergeant with the Army with 26 years service. He was a member of DAV, VFW and NCOA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church, 2700 Brighton Ave., Anniston, AL 36207, or to Countryside Hospice Care, 1419 Leighton Ave., Anniston, AL 36207.
LINEVILLE – Memorial services for Edwin Milton Flickinger Jr., 55, of Lineville will be held in Spring Grove, Pa. Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee was in charge of local arrangements.
Mr. Flickinger died Tuesday at his home.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, April L. and Stephen N. Jessee of Spring Grove; his mother, Clara Flickinger of New Oxford, Pa.; four sisters, three brothers, and four grandchildren.
Mr. Flickinger was a truck driver for Southern Express. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Flickinger.
ROANOKE – Services for Viola Kerr Lowe, 77, of Roanoke will be 2 p.m. today at First Methodist Church with Revs. John Mann and Bart Lester officiating. Burial will be in Wedowee City Cemetery with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Lowe died Friday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, J.K. Lowe of Cummings, Ga.; two daughters and their husbands, Patty and Tommy Huey of Roanoke, and Sandra and Doug Arendall of Birmingham; two sisters, Lucy Murphy of Newell and Joyce Neighbors of Huntsville; three brothers, Howard Kerr and Thomas Kerr of Huntsville, and Floyd Kerr of North Port, Calif.; three grandchildren, Brian Huey, Bart Lester and Melisa Lester; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Hutchinson, Matt Hutchinson, R.L. Farmer, Mark Farmer, Keith Farmer and Grant Alspaugh.
Mrs. Lowe, a Randolph County native, was a member of First Methodist Church in Roanoke. She retired as a math teacher in Chambers County and worked at Gayfers in Auburn. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Miriam Whaley; and her parents.