Mr. A. C. Kirby, Jr. of Mentone, AL passed away Sunday, may 27, 2001
at Crowne Health Care in Fort Payne, AL. He was born February 3, 1919
in Dekalb County, AL son of the late Alfred Collins, Sr. and Mary V. Killian
Kirby. Mr. Kirby was a life long residence of Fort Payne, AL and educated
in the Fort Payne School System and Riverside Military School in Gainesville, GA
He was a commercial property owner, automobile salesman, and retail merchant.
he was a member of the First Baptist Church, Baraca Class, Fort Payne Lyons Club,
and Masonic Lodge #437. His Wife; Anna Earlyne Gilstrap Kirby and Brother;
Sam Kirby preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 3pm CDT at Wilson Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev Jimmy Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood
Survivors include his Son and Daughter-in-law; Collins and Kathy Kirby
of Mentone, AL,
Niece; Mary Ann Davis
Nephew: Frank Kirby both of Fort Payne, AL
Mrs. Willie M. White Hartline age 88 of Fort Payne, AL passed away
Friday, June 1, 2001 at BMC Dekalb Hospital She was born
September 7, 1912 in Bridgeport, AL., daughter of the late Charles
and Sarah Alverson Mason. Her husband Vinson White and
Marvin Hartline preceded her death.
Graveside services will be Saturdsay, June 2, 2001 at 3pm CDT from
the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Rev. James Townson officiating.
Survivors include her Sister; Frances Smith of Bryant, AL
Brother; Charles Mason of Bridgeport, AL
Sister-in-law; Nellie Gilliland of Grove Oak, AL
Several Nieces and Nephews
Mrs. Mattie Sue Carlton age 67 of Sardis, Al passed away Saturday
May 5, 2001 in Michigan. Funeral services were held Wednesday May 9, 2001
at 2:00 p.m. from the Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Jerry Risinger officiating. Burial followed in Marshall Memorial Gardens with
Rainsville Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include Son: Edward Carlton of Oxford, MI.
Daughter: Sue Runkle of Marysville, MI
Brothers: Kinton Sims of Roanoke, TX, Leo Sims of Huntsville, AL,
and Calvin Sims of Guntersville, AL
Sister: Dorothy Bryson of Chattanooga, TN and 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren
Mr. Doil Simpson age 75 of Rainsville, AL passed away Saturday,
May 19, 2001 at River view Regional Medical Center, Gadsden, AL
Funeral services will be Monday, May 21, 2001 at 2pm CDT at
the Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Haymon officiating.
Burial will follow in the Kirk Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his Wife; Willie Joe Simpson of Rainsville, AL
Daughters; Jane Simpson of Fort Payne, AL and Jill
Simpson of Scottsboro, AL
Grandson; Jonah Dylan Simpson of Rainsville, AL
Mrs. Betty Jo Gravitt age 66 of Sylvania, AL passed away
Sunday, May 20, 2001 at her residence. Funeral services will
be Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 1pm CDT at the
Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Graham
officiating. Burial will follow in the Floral Crest Cemetery.
Survivors include her Sons; Joe Gravitt of Sylvania and Jim Gravitt
of Rainsville, AL
Daughter; Janie Benefield of Anniston, AL
Brothers; Al Hunt of Pisgah, AL and Cecil Hunt of Henagar, AL
Sisters; Elizabeth Gressiler of Collinsville, AL., nancy Waddell of Marietta, GA.,
and Molly Frey of Oakdale, MN
She was preceded in death by her Husband; Grady E. Gravitt
and Son; John Gravitt.
Mr. Louis Critt McNutt age 71 ofFort Payne, AL passed away
Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at BMC Montclair in Birmingham, AL
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 26, 2001 at Rainsville
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Grindstaff, Rev. Wayne Young,
and Rev. Chester Shankles officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain
View Memory Gardens
Survivors include his Wife; Edith McNutt of Fort Payne, AL
Daughters and Son-in-law; Daphne and Eddie Garrett of Rainsville, AL
and Mahalah and Mike Smith of Wildwood, GA
Grandchildren; Wendy Aaron, Edward Garrett and Michael Garrett
Brothers; Jack McNutt and Henry Clay McNutt both of Lookout Mtn.
Sisters; Linda Motes of Piedmont, AL., Carolyn Bray of Henagar, AL.,
and Margie Fuller of Fort Payne, AL
He was preceded in death by his Parents; Henry and Annie McNutt
and Brother; Roy McNutt and Sister; Louis Frazier
Mr. Lawton Garner age 74 of Albertville, formerly of Fyffe, AL
passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2001 at 2pm CDT at Rainsville
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Burns and Rev. Junior Barksdale
officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Survivors include his Son; Randall Garner of Albertville, AL
Daughters; Wanda Austin, Freda Higgins, and Phyllis Fox all
of Albertville, AL
Brothers; Bro. Billy Garner of Fyffe, AL, Bobby Garner of Boaz, AL.,
J. W. Garner of Winter Haven, FL., and Clarence E. Garner of Arab, AL
Sisters; Frances Buell Armstrong, Farice Blackwell both of Winter Haven, FL
Willie Mae Pope of New Harmony Community and Thelma Lee Berry
of Fyffe, AL
5 Grandchildren and 6 Grand-Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his Sister; Clarice McGahee
Mr. Timothy Collins age 34 of Dutton, AL passed away Thursday,
May 24, 2001 at his residence. Funeral services will be 2pm CDT
Sunday, May 27, 2001at the Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Bill Summerford officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship of Pisgah.
Family will receive friends Saturday, May 26, 2001 at the funeral home at 10am CDT
Survivors include his Sons; Rocky Collins of Dutton, AL and Dillan Collins
of Section, AL
Brothers; Ray Collins of Rainsville, AL., Leon Collins of Scottsboro, AL.,
Garry Collins of Dutton, AL and Ricky Collins of Hollywood, AL
Sisters; Geraldine Vance of Macedonia, AL., Darlene Collins of Dutton, AL.,
Teresa Smart of Scottsboro, AL., Debbie Ray of Dutton, AL., Kathy
Mance of Hollywood, AL., and Karen Graham of Rainsville, AL
He was preceded in death by his Father; Lawerence Collins
Mrs. Betty Jane Hoffman age 65 of Valley Head, AL passed
away Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Fifth Avenue Nursing Home
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11am CDT at
the Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Bullard and Evalue
McSpadden officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Cemetery.
Survivors include Sons; Paul Creech of Greenville, James Creech of
Greenville, and Keith Hoffman of Silver Creek, GA
Daughters; Shelia Kinney of Lake Wales, FL., and Phyllis Hoffman
of Valley Head, AL
Brothers; Bill McSpadden of Fort Payne, AL and David McSpadden
of Wildwood, GA
Sisters; Rozzie Henderson of Wildwood, GA., Lela Beason of
Fort Payne, AL., Naomi Cassell of LaFayette, GA., and
Lucille Frost of Collinsville, AL
15 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren
Mr. Herbert Hershell Laney age 80 of Henagar, AL passed away
Thursday, May 3, 2001 at his residence. Born in Clay County, AL
Member of the Ider Church of Christ
He was a WWII Veteran and a POW, Also was a retired employee of E. I.
Dupont in Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded by his Parents; Olen
B. and Mary "Pollard" Laney. and his Wife; Margie Lee "Howse" Laney
He is survived by his Son; Tommy Laney of Henagar, AL
Daughters; Joan Smith of Henagar, AL., Sandra Foster of Centerville, AL
Brother; Hubert Laney of Albertville, AL
Sisters; Enzie Vanderpool of Huntsville, AL and Lura farmer of Rosalie, AL
Grandchildren; Katrina and Haley Laney of Henagar, AL.,
Lynn Woods, Wade and Jeremy Smith of Henagar, AL.,
Lisa Fowler of Harrison, TN
Brantley, Bart, and Bo Foster of Bibb County, AL
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 5, 2001 at 2pm CDT at the
Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Norman Flynn, Bro. Don Kendrick,
and Bro J. D. Mosley officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Haven
Memorial Gardens in Jackson County, AL
Mr. Leonard Russell Norton, age 89 of Flat Rock, AL passed away Monday May 7, 2001
in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.
Mr. Norton was born in Jackson County, AL He was a member of the Macedonia Primitive
Baptist Church in Ider, AL, also a member of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge #677 and a WWII veteran.
Mr. Norton was preceeded in death by his parents Clinton R. and Duskey A. (Pritchett) Norton.
Brothers: Alvin, James, FranklinR. and Edward R. Norton.
Survivors are: Brothers; Jessie Ray Norton, Flintstone, GA, Joseph D. Norton, Auburn, AL
and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be officiated by Elder Herbert Chapman and Rev. Jimmy Carl Ball
on Wednesday May 9, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kerby Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be at the Fuller Cemetery in Ider, AL
Mr. Burley Martin Moore age 82 of Pisgah, AL passed away
May 9, 2001.
Funeral services will be 3pm CST Friday, May 11, 2001 at the
Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Friendship Cemetery in Pisgah, AL