Marsha Ann Jones Bridgeforth
45, supervisor of family and children services
ATHENS -- Funeral for Marsha Ann Jones Bridgeforth, 45, of Tanner will be Saturday at noon at People's Funeral Home.
Burial will be Beulahland Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Hillard officiating. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at People's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bridgeforth died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She was born Aug. 22, 1953, in Lawrence County. She was a supervisor of family and children services in Limestone County for the state Department of Human Resources. She was a 1971 graduate of Courtland High School. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology and correction from Florida A&M University in 1975. She received a master's degree in social work from Atlanta University in 1977. She was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church in Tanner.
She is survived by her husband, Mitchell Bridgeforth Sr.; one daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Bridgeforth of Tanner; two stepsons, Mitchell Bridgeforth Jr. of San Diego and Eric Bridgeforth of Jacksonville; one stepdaughter, Erika Bridgeforth of Nashville; her mother, Hortense Miller of Hillsboro; her father, Elm Jones of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Charles Miller, Carl Miller and Jerome Miller, all of Hillsboro; four sisters, Mattie Birt and Jennifer Miller, both of Hillsboro, Cynthia Johnson of Decatur and Carolyn Reese of Cleveland.
Verlie Pinkus Bynum
Funeral for Verlie Pinkus Bynum, 77, of Hartselle will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hartselle Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Thomas II officiating and Reynolds Funeral Home directing.
Burial will be in Hartselle Cemetery.
Mr. Bynum died Aug. 11, 1999, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1922, in Morgan County to Isaac Bynum and Elizabeth Orr Bynum.
He was a member of Hartselle Missionary Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by one brother, Watson Bynum of Huntsville; four sisters, Mindy Bynum, Berta Bynum, Evelyn Orr and Audrey Warren, all of Hartselle.
Pallbearers will be William H. Bynum, Lester Byars, Charles E. Ratliff, William C. Ratliff, Billy McLin, Dewayne Bates, Tim Crumbough and Billy D. Bynum.
Toby Allen Coker
Funeral arrangements for Toby Allen Coker, 25, of Danville, who died today, Aug. 13, 1999, in Decatur, will be announced by Shelton Funeral Home.
Kay N. Dotson
61, Civil Service retiree
HUNTSVILLE -- Funeral for Kay N. Dotson, 61, of Huntsville will be Saturday at 12 p.m at Twickenham Funeral Home East.
Burial will be in Twickenham Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at Twickenham Funeral Home South.
Mrs. Dotson died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, in Huntsville. She was a Decatur native and retired from Civil Service.
She is survived by her husband, James Dotson; one son, Henry H. Perkins III of Huntsville; two daughters, Christy Perkins and Karen Perkins Norton, both of Huntsville; three stepsons, James Scott Dotson of Eva, Greg Dotson of Atlanta and Brian Dotson of Huntsville; three stepdaughters, Debra Stacey and Janet Ford, both of Huntsville, and Carolyn Cleland of Arab; two brothers, Horace Narmore and Bob Narmore, both of Decatur; three grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
Vivian L. Maner
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Vivian L. Maner, 86, of Shreveport, La., will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Moss-Terry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Maner died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in Shreveport. She was born Aug. 21, 1912, in Decatur to James and Sarah Garrison Riddle. She was a homemaker and the widow of William Maner.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Maner; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
David Monroe McKee Jr.
80, Army veteran
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for David Monroe McKee Jr., 80, of Hartselle will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rock Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Beam officiating.
Burial will be in Lawrence Cove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mr. McKee died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Decatur. He was born April 16, 1919, in Morgan County, to David Monroe McKee Sr. and Minnie Lee Livingston McKee. He was a 37-year member of the United Church of God, a member of Woodmen of the World and American Legion Post No. 15 in Decatur. He served twice in the Army during World War II in Company F, 121st Infantry and in Company I, 20th Infantry. He was a marksman rifleman serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He retired from Baker Industries. He was the brother of the late Auburn McKee.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Hudgins McKee; two sons, James D. McKee of Hartselle and Eugene L. McKee of Speake; one daughter, Helen Ransom of Hartselle; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Ransom, Nathan Steele, Dwight Kinney, Raymond Stinson, Steve Childers and Roland McKee.
Leo Clifford Patton
70, retired poultry worker
Funeral for Leo Clifford Patton, 70, of Madison will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Robinson officiating.
Burial will be in Raglan Cemetery with Reynolds Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mr. Patton died Aug. 11, 1999, at his residence. He was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Limestone County to the Rev. Bobby Patton and Leona Matthews Patton. He was a member of Mount Zion CP Church and sang with the Silvertones.
He is survived by one brother, John Patton of Madison.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Michelle Ann Akers Smith
Funeral for Michelle Ann Akers Smith, 34, of Falkville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shelton Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Grange Hall Cemetery in Trinity. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Ms. Smith died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1964, in South Dakota.
She is survived by one son, Michael William Smith of Decatur; two daughters, Allison Marie Smith of Decatur and Alicia Cox of Athens; her mother, Betty Clock of Falkville; three brothers, Mike Akers of Decatur and Tie Clock and Brian Clock, both of Falkville; one sister, Anise Clock of Falkville; and one granddaughter.
Hazel Sims Wallace
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Hazel Sims Wallace, 77, of Hartselle will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Campbell and the Rev. Robert Slack officiating.
Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wallace died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 29, 1922, in Morgan County, to Dan W. Sims and Sallie Mae Swindell Sims. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bluitt Wallace of Hartselle; one son, James David Wallace of Hartselle; one daughter, Mamie Dianne Wallace of St. Francisville, La.; one brother, Alfred Sims of Anderson; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Shannon Rollins, Steven Rollins, Mark Sims, Lynn Sims, Ray Johnson and Scotty Lovelady.
ATHENS -- Funeral for Marvin Aycock, 69, of Athens will be Friday at 2 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Tony Boyles officiating.
Burial will be in Germantown Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Aycock died today, Aug. 19, 1999, at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Limestone County, where he was a lifelong resident. He was retired and was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Aycock; one son, Jerry Wayne Aycock of Athens; three daughters, Connie Aycock and Jealyn Swaim, both of Athens, and LaDon Aycock of Nashville; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Buel Clem, Alton Nix, Marvin Ruf, Herbert Miller, Tony Pylant and Dennis Richardson.
96, civil service retiree
Graveside service for Juanita Buchanan Bain, 96, of Decatur will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Decatur City Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Andrews officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
Mrs. Bain died today, Aug. 19, 1999, at Parkway Medical Center Hospital. She was born July 20, 1903, in Cullman to Mary Hudgins and Jesse Dawson Buchanan. She was a retired civil service employee and a member of Decatur Pilot Club, American Legion Auxiliary and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She is survived by nephews and nieces.