Wayne Edward Gulledge
Services for Wayne Edward Gulledge, 71, were at 11 a.m. June 14 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center Chapel. Burial was in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Glencoe with K. L Brown Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Gulledge died June 11 at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Bowman Gulledge; a daughter, Paula Fran Brown of Alexandria; two step-daughters and a step-son-in-law, Martha and Wayne Hughes and Mary Owens of Jacksonville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Wayne and Karen Spruill of Bowdon, Ga., Charles L. and Rhonda Spruill of Villa Rica, Ga., and William Richard and Mona Spruill of Breman, Ga; four sisters, Billie Gulledge Sims of Glencoe and Frances G. Suter, Eloise G. Wimpee and Judy Ruetz, all of Gadsden; four grandchildren, Kelli Spruill Wright, Cody Lee Spruill, Connor Nathaniel Spruill and William Daulton Spruill a great-grandchild, Brandon Lee Wright; and two step-granddaughters, Brandy Mitchell and Nikki Muse.
Mr. Gulledge, an Etowah County native, had lived in Calhoun County since 1996. He was an Army and Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Frank and Annie Theora Gulledge; and a brother, Joe Frank Gulledge. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Kenneth C. Conn
Funeral services for Kenneth C. Conn, 66, were at 2 p.m. July 10 at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary Chapel in Anniston with Rev. Theron Williams officiating. Burial was in Anniston Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Conn died July 5 at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Conn; two stepsons, Larry Watson of Lake City, Fla., and Tony Watson of Suffolk, Va.; two sisters, Wilma Addison of Gadsden and Jeanette Head of Cleveland; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Mike Devoe, Michael Devoe, Jason Devoe, Danny Conn, Jeffrey Conn, Mike Katan and Keith Dear.
Mr. Conn, an Alabama native and lifelong resident, was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He retired as a truck driver with civil service.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Randy Watson; his parents, James and Estelle Conn; two brothers and three sisters.
Frank Paul Roper
Services for Frank Paul Roper of Gadsden were at 3:30 p.m. June 15 at Southside Chapel Funeral Home. His brother, Rev. Emmett P. Roper, officiated. Interment was in Southside Memorial Park. Southside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge.
Mr. Roper died June 12.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Della Clark Roper; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and James White of Conyers, Ga., Shirley and Ron White of Cincinnati; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Art and Vicki Roper of Homewood and Tim Roper of Argo; two sisters, Marjorie Willett of Weaver and Ina Phillips of Southside; a brother, Rev. Emmett P. Roper of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, Jimmy, David, Tracy and Stacy White, all of Conyers, Ga., Tina White Kinzalow of Oxford, Ga., Karen White of Cincinnati and Ashley and Adam Roper of Homewood; 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Bobby Welch, Lance Phillips, Dwight Roper, Mark Holder and Dee Ingram. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy, David, Tracy and Stacy White and Adam Roper.
Mr. Roper was born June 30, 1921 in Calhoun County. He was a resident of Gadsden for more than 40 years and was of the Methodist faith. He served six years in the U. S. Navy as a pharmacist mate first class and was a World War II veteran. He was in several theaters of war and survived the sinking of the USS Leedstown. He also served a number of years in the U. S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 48, for more than 40 years and worked most of his career in the Gadsden and Birmingham areas.
Donations may be made to the American Lung and Heart Association.
Katherine M. Gillam
Graveside services for Katherine M. Gillam, 86, were at 11 a.m. EDT June 16 in Hillview Annex Cemetery in LaGrange, Ga., with K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center in charge.
Mrs. Gillam died June 15 at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mac and Elizabeth Gillam of Alexandria and Roger and Helen Gillam of Fayetteville, Ga.; a sister, Norma Messenger of New Port Richey, Fla.; a brother, Jack Harrison of Woodland, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Kenny Gillam, Hunter Gillam, Adam Gillam, Chip Gillam, John Thomas Gillam, Katherine Lyndsey Gillam and Mackenzie Leigh Gillam; four nieces and five nephews.
Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters.
Mrs. Gillam was a native of LaGrange, Ga., and had lived in East Point, Ga., most of her life. She had lived in Alexandria five years. She was a Baptist and was a member of the IBEW Local 613 Ladies Auxiliary.
M. Keith Farris
Services for M. Keith Farris, 28, of Austell, Ga, were June 12 at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home Chapel, Austell, Ga., with Rev. James Byrd officiating. Interment was in Sweetwater Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Farris died June 8.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Michelle Farris; a son, Christopher Morgan Farris; his parents, Larry and Sandra Farris of Austell; and his grandparents, Oda Mae Wear of Hueytown and Ruby Gore of Birmingham.
Memorials may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 100 Edgewood Ave., Suite 810, Atlanta, Ga. 30303.
Homer Ray Hulsey
ervices for Homer Ray Hulsey, 51, were at 11 a.m. June 6, at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Rev. David Daniels officiating. Burial was in Jacksonville City Cemetery with K. L Brown in charge.
Mr. Hulsey died June 3 at his home.
Survivors include his life companion, Debbie Baker of Jacksonville; his mother, Evelyn Hulsey of Jacksonville; a son, Nichols Hulsey of Wellington; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Don Campbell of Jacksonville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Jerri Lynn Hulsey and Benny and Sheila Hulsey, all of Jacksonville, and Steve and Marcia Hulsey of Fort Meade, Fla.; a grandchild, Alexis Starr Hulsey; four nieces and five nephews.
Pallbearers were Tony Hulsey, Jeremy Hulsey, Craig Hulsey, Wendell Parris, Charlie Pierce and Drew Pierce.
Mr. Hulsey was a Calhoun County native. He was a Protestant and was preceded in death by his father, John D. Hulsey. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.
Services for Monroe Broome, 83, were at 11 a.m. June 9 at K. L. Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Nunnally and Rev. Garry Brown officiating. Burial was in Green lawn Memorial Gardens with K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center in charge.
Mr. Broome died June 6 at Jacksonville Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Clarise Pettus Broome of Jacksonville; a daughter, Brenda Broome of Birmingham; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Shirley Broome of Birmingham; two sisters, Estelle Holden of Birmingham and Mary Holden of Jacksonville; a brother, Emory Broome of Gadsden; two grandchildren, Kristy Broome and Jeremy Broome of Birmingham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Wayne Broome, Richard Broome, Donald Holden, Steve Digby, Charles Simmons and Charles Hail.
Mr. Broome was a veteran of World War II, serving with Co. F 39 Infantry Regiment, 9th Division, 2nd Battalion. He served in North Africa, Sicily and the European Theater. He was a member of Cedar Springs Church, having retired as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.