BIRMINGHAM – Services for Matthew McCraven, 79, of Birmingham, formerly of Anniston, will be announced by Gray Brown-Service Mortuary of Anniston.
Mr. McCraven died Friday in Birmingham.
LITHONIA, Ga. – Services for Kenneth Maurice Scott, 38, of Lithonia, Ga., formerly of Talladega, will be announced by Terry’s Metropolitan Mortuary of Talladega.
Mr. Scott died Wednesday in Lithonia.
WETUMPKA – Services for James "Charles" Smith, 61, of Wetumpka, formerly of Anniston, were 2 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God Church with Revs. Johnny Jones and Stephen Funderburk officiating. Burial was in Pine View Memorial Gardens in Wetumpka with Leak-Memory Chapel of Montgomery in charge.
Mr. Smith died July 30.
Survivors include his wife, Janice James Smith; his mother, Barbara Smith of Bowdon, Ga.; two sons and their wives, James Charles Smith II and Kendra M. Smith, and Dr. Jeffery Todd Smith and Dr. Margaret K. Smith, all of Birmingham; a daughter and her husband, Jonatha Danielle Joy and Christopher H. Joy of Wetumpka; three brothers, Nell Smith and his wife, Jo, Rev. Jerry Smith and his wife, Judy, and Timothy Smith; a sister, Betty Price; and four grandchildren, Jeffery Todd Smith Jr., Joseph Charles Smith, Taelor Christopher Joy and Gabrielle Elizabeth Joy.
Mr. Smith, a Calhoun County native, was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the military reserve. He retired from Alabama Power Company with more than 32 years service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joseph Charles Smith Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Robert M. Funderburk, 74637 Tallassee Highway, Wetumpka, AL 36092.
BIRMINGHAM — Services for Bridgette Butler Sharpe, 38, of Birmingham, formerly of Anniston, will be announced by Anniston Funeral Service.
Mrs. Sharpe died Thursday at University Hospital in Birmingham.
Services for Lewis Patrick Strickland, 58, of Anniston will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Saks with Rev. Mike Stinson and Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. Burial will be in United Fellowship Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 tonight at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.
Mr. Strickland died Friday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Turner Strickland; a daughter, Devonna Jean Strickland of Golden Springs; a brother, Jerre Eugene Strickland of Bay Minette; his mother-in-law, Billie Jean Turner of Anniston; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Strickland, John Strickland, Brian Strickland, Chad Vinson, Kyle Bonds and Mackie Reaves.
Mr. Strickland, a Nashville, Tenn., native, had lived in Anniston most of his life. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Saks. An Army veteran, he was employed by United Defense and retired from Anniston Army Depot with 26 years service. He was preceded in death by his parents, E.E. and A. Louise Strickland.
Flowers will be accepted, or contributions may be made to Hope Lodge, Birmingham, AL.
MUNFORD – Services for William Edward "Billy" Swinford, 66, of Munford will be 3 p.m. today at Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega with Revs. Randy Howell and Mike Foreman officiating. Burial will be in Munford Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Swinford died Thursday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M. Swinford; a daughter, Sherry Smith of Lincoln; a son, Jackie Swinford of Munford; two brothers, James Swinford and Terry Swinford, both of Munford; five sisters, Patricia Blackerby and Bonnie Ponder, both of Lincoln, and Shirley Haynes, Brenda Drafahl and Nancy Waters, all of Munford; four grandchildren, Katie Swinford, Linda Hazel, Kris Smith and Shawn Smith; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Cecil Swinford, Gerald Swinford, Wayne Swinford, Lynn Swinford, Gene Swinford and David Swinford.
Mr. Swinford, a Calhoun County native, had lived in Talladega County most of his life. He was Baptist. A Navy veteran, he was president and CEO of Cheaha Construction. He was a member of I.B.F.W. Local 136 and of the Munford Water Board. He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Swinford; his parents, Ray and Katie Swinford; and a brother, Joe Swinford.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joe Swinford Scholarship Fund at Munford High School, P.O. Box 602, Munford, AL 36268.
LINEVILLE – Services for Willie "Pudding" Tatum, 84, of Lineville will be 2 p.m. today at Youngs Chapel Methodist Church in Lineville with Rev. C. Ruff officiating and Rest in Peace Funeral Service in charge. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Tatum died Monday at his home in Lineville.
Survivors include a son, Charles Tatum of Chicago; three daughters, Annie Mae Tatum and Helen Robinson, both of Chicago, and Vanessa Tatum Durham; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tatum was a life-long resident of Lineville and a member and deason of Youngs Chapel Church.
Services for Mary Frank Thrash, 76, of Anniston will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with Rev. David Screws and Elder Guy W. Howell officiating. Burial will be in Edgemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Mrs. Thrash died Friday in Anniston.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Terry E. and Sue Thrash, and Gary W. and Tammy Thrash, all of Anniston; two sisters, Betty Shuler of Anniston and Gloria Brimer of Oxford; four grandchildren, Candi Key, Amy McQueen, Scott Thrash and Brandy Thrash; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert McQueen, Drew Clark, Chris Hubbard, Robbie Hubbard, Sam Brimer and Jeff Brimer.
Mrs. Thrash, a Calhoun County native and longtime Anniston resident, was a member of Wellborn Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Thrash Jr.; a son, Michael Thrash; her parents, Simon Carroll, Bill O’Brien and Jessie Carroll; three brothers, Johnny Carroll, Jimmy O’Brien and Billy Ray O’Brien; and two sisters, Frances Hubbard and Linda King.