Loyd T. Jones
89, retired insurance agent
HARTSELLE -- Graveside service for Loyd T. Jones, 89, of Hartselle will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Memory Hill Gardens Cemetery in Tuscaloosa.
The family will receive friends today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home and Monday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa.
Mr. Jones died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Falkville Health Care Center. He was born Dec. 24, 1910, in Morgan County to Wiley Thomas Jones and Nellie Blackwood Jones. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Hartselle Kiwanis Club. Before his retirement, he was an agent and manager for Liberty National Life Insurance Co. for more than 30 years. He was the widower of Grace B. Jones and the father of the late Bob Jones.
He is survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Archie Leon Kelso
73, retired machinist
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Archie Leon Kelso, 73, of Cullman will be today at noon at Moss Service Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Dutton officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Kelso died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Hanceville Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 7, 1926, to James Kelso and Virner Cain Kelso. He was a retired machinist for U.S. Pipe in Birmingham. He was the father of the late Robert Douglas Kelso.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Marie Ellis Kelso; two sons, Michael Leon Kelso of Cullman and Anthony Phillip Kelso of Birmingham; two brothers, Melvin Kelso of Cullman and Clarence Kelso of Hartselle; one sister, Barbara Puckett of Vinemont; and five grandchildren.
Anita Christine Kuzma
53, homemaker, coach, volunteer
ATHENS -- Funeral for Anita Christine Kuzma, 53, of Athens will be Monday at 10 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Dusty McLemore officiating.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Anniston with Bill Snow officiating. The family will receive friends today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kuzma died Friday, July 28, 2000, at home. She was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Anniston. An Athens resident for 13 years, she was an American Red Cross volunteer, director of the America Reads Program, a member of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and served on the board of directors of Athens Dixie Youth Baseball League. She was a homemaker and a soccer coach and Dixie League head coach.
She is survived by her husband, John Kuzma; two sons, Edwin Reed Kuzma and John W. Kuzma III, both of Athens; her mother, Hellen Doss of Anniston; three brothers, Larry Doss of Memphis, Gary Doss of Anniston and Donald Doss of Alexandria; and two sisters, Theresa Beer of Memphis and Cindy Taylor of Centre.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Casebolt, John Romine, Henry Schwan, Sonny Turner, Gary Carroll and Cliff Pierce.
Friends and Wal-Mart associates will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Limestone County in Athens.
Emily Jane Gentry Hughes
89, Pentagon retiree
Graveside service for Emily Jane Gentry Hughes, 89, of Moulton was to be today at 3 p.m. at Moulton City Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Darryl Wood officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Hughes died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center. She was born Nov. 13, 1910, in Lawrence County to William Newton Gentry and Mary Elizabeth Aaron Gentry. She was a member of Moulton Baptist Church and retired after serving 40 years with the Department of the Navy at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She was the widow of Charles Hughes and the sister of the late Razzie Gentry, Luther Gentry, Arthur Gentry, Lonnie Gentry, Otis Gentry, Fred Gentry, Linnie Gentry McMillan and Winnie Gentry Adair.
She is survived by three nephews, Wayne Gentry and Carl Gentry, both of Moulton, and Fred Douglas Gentry of Florence, Ariz.; and three nieces, Bettye Gentry Gonzalez of Moulton and Peggy Gentry Allen of Shawnee, Okla.
Pallbearers were to be Harlon Joiner, Dr. Gentry Gonzalez, Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez, Greg Gentry, John Hardin and Sonny Royer.
Mary Butler McKelvey
59, retired machinist
MOULTON -- Funeral for Mary Butler McKelvey, 59, of Decatur will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home with the Rev. Monty McKelvey officiating.
Burial will be in Montgomery Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. McKelvey died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born March 4, 1941, in Pineville, W.Va., to Dewey Butler and Willie Mae Butler. She was a retired machinist.
Mrs. McKelvey is survived by four sons, Jeffrey Lee McKelvey, Steven Wesley McKelvey and Michael Owen McKelvey, all of Decatur, and Robert Dale McKelvey, of Huntsville; one daughter, Cynthis Dianne McKelvey; one brother, Darrell Butler of Decatur; one sister, Betty Faye Allen of Decatur; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bo Kelpartie, Revin Stows, Jeff Farley, David Hill, and Donny Hill.
Roy Lester Payne
70, business owner
Funeral for Roy Lester Payne, 70, of Decatur, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. W.K. Stephenson officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Payne died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at home. He was born July 25, 1930 in Springville.
He moved to Decatur in 1962 and owned and operated Roy Payne Volkswagon. In 1968 he established Roy Payne Toyota and Mazda of Decatur. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah "Sally" Ann Payne; two sons, Steven Payne and Travis Payne, both of Decatur; one brother, George Raymond Payne of Jacksonville, Texas; one sister, Lilly Slater of Bullard, Texas; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Cheatham, Mike Payne, Gregory Payne, James Payne, Kevin Payne and Terry Payne.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a favorite charity.
Timothy Austin Rocha
Graveside service for Timothy Austin Rocha of Somerville was to be today at 10:30 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Frank Perkins officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
The infant died Friday, July 28, 2000, the day of his birth, at Decatur General Hospital. He was the great-grandson of the late Jack Easley and the late James Clemons.
He is survived by his parents, John Timothy and Pamela Dean Rocha of Somerville; one sister, Carrington Brooke Rocha of Somerville; his grandparents, Charles and Jacqueline Clemons of Somerville and Manuel and Betty Rocha of Decatur; and his great-grandmothers, Dean Easley of Decatur and Lillian Clemons of Marvell, Ark.
Richard A. Rosa
62, retired financial executive
PRICEVILLE -- Funeral for Richard A. Rosa, 62, of Decatur was to be today at 2 p.m. at Priceville Funeral Home with Gray Bean officiating.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Stamford, Conn. The family was to receive friends today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Rosa died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital.
He was born May 12, 1938, in Stamford to Samuel Grecco Rosa and Rose Rosa. He was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport and received a graduate degree from the Merrill School of Business of New York University. He was vice president of finance for several New York City-based major corporations.
He is survived by his aunt, Pauline Rosa of Decatur.
Butch Allen Shelton
52, Trico water technician
TRINITY -- A private graveside service for Butch Allen Shelton, 52, of Trinity was Sunday at Sively Cemetery with Parkway Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Shelton died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his home.
He was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Moulton to Everett and Olean Shelton. He was employed as a water technician at Trico Steel Co.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Elliott Shelton; one son, Buster Shelton of Decatur; two daughters, Kimberly Shelton Hutto of Courtland and Ronda Shelton Werner of Somerville; one brother, Garron Shelton of Trinity; and two grandchildren.
Mary Davis Brown
Funeral for Mary Davis Brown, 84, of Decatur was to be today at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Tolbert and the Rev. Archie Hampton officiating.
Burial was to be in Decatur City Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown died Monday, July 31, 2000, at National Healthcare Center in Moulton. She was born March 4, 1916, in Magnolia, Miss., to Thad H. Davis and Rita Luxich Davis. She was a homemaker and a 50-year member of Central Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hayes D. Brown and the mother of the late Sophie B. Gorton and the sister of the late Ottis C. Davis.
She is survived by one son, Glen Brown of Jasper; one daughter, Ethel Shariett of Decatur; two brothers, Thad H. Davis Jr. and Charles E. Davis, both of Wiggins, Miss.; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Allen Sha-riett III, Allen Shariett IV, Jesse Brown, Hayes D. Brown II, Paul Glover and Bob Barrios.
William David Davis
55, construction worker
ROGERSVILLE -- Funeral service for William David Davis, 55, of Rogersville was to be today at 2 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ridinger officiating.
Burial will be in Barkley Cemetery in Lauderdale County.
Mr. Davis died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Chester, S.C. He was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Lauderdale County to William Davis and Maggie Davis.
He was a construction worker, father of the late Shelly Davis and brother of the late Hollis Davis, Robbe Davis and Dorothy Terry.
He is survived by one son, Ken Davis of Rogersville; two daughters, Laura Davis of Mississippi and Pam Davis of Rogersville; three brothers, Billy Davis, James Davis and Toliver Davis, all of Rogersville; one sister, Effine Phillips of Rogersville; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Davis,
Keith Davis, Robbie Davis, DeWayne Davis, Harold Davis and Ken Davis.
Emmett O'Neal Greer
79, retired Reynolds Alloys superintendent
ATHENS -- Funeral for Emmett O'Neal Greer, 79, of Rogersville will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Rogersville with Pat Driskell officiating.
Burial will be in Ingram Cemetery with Spry Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Mr. Greer died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence. He was born April 14, 1921, in Lauderdale County. He was a retired superintendent for Reynolds Alloys and a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Rogersville Masonic Lodge 147.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lois Greer; one daughter, Doris Elaine Godwin of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Braska Greer of Rogersville and Almon Greer of Florence; one sister, Dessie Bedingfield of Rogersville; and one grandson.
Pallbearers will be Mike Parker, Pat Parker, Steve Thorton, David Thorton, Jeff Thorton and Eddie Lamar.