Mary Alice Mims
Services for Mary Alice Mims, 71, of Calera, are today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ray Smith officiating.
Mrs. Mims died August 2.
Survivors include her sons, Richard Clyde Mims of Jemison, Jefferson Will Mims of Clanton, Tracy Wayne Mims of Samatha and Daniel Hallard Mims of Clanton; her daughters, Susan Mims Garrett of Clanton, Janet Mims Knotts of Clanton and Cathy Mims Smith of Calera; her brother, Grady Ellison of Pleasant Grove; sisters, Dorothy Porter of Pelham, Maxine Glass of Talladega and Carol Ann Cost of Clanton; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Clyde Mims.
Maude C. Abbott
Services for Maude C. Abbott, 98, of Alabaster, are today, Wednesday, August 4 at First Baptist Church of Alabaster at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Johnson and Rev. Mike Byers officiating. Charter Funeral Home will direct.
Ms. Abbott died July 31 at St. Vincent's Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Voncille C. Jones; a son, Randy Abbott; grandchildren, Nancy Thomason Rabren, Mary Beth Smith, Dale Ducic, Jeannie Jones and Julie Wright, six great grandchildren, six great-great granchildren; several nieces and nephews, other family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Jewell Aldridge and Melba Thomason.
Michael Carmon Caudle
Services for Michael Carmon Caudle, 44, of Alabaster, are Thursday, August 5 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. wit Rev. Gary Voyles officiating.
Mr. Caudle died August 2 at Shelby Medical Center.
Survivors include his father, Carmon Caudle of Jemison; his mother, Alma Caudle of Jemison; his sister, Carol Jones of Jemison; and his nieces Wendi Jones of Gulf Shores and Brandi Baker of Clanton.
Basil Frank Clark
Services for Basil Frank Clark, 74, of Clanton will be Friday, August 6, at Lomax Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Harold Clements officiating.
Martin Funeral Home will direct.
Mr. Clark died August 3.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Clark of Clanton; his sons, Basil Frank Clark, Jr. of Montevallo and Thomas Wayne Clark of Clanton; his daughter, Alicia Jane Matthew of Kissimee, FL; his brother, Bill Clark of Sylvia, NC.; and eight grandchildren.
Cecil H. Davis
Services for Cecil H. Davis, 89, of Clanton, will be Friday, August 6 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ottis Ratliffe and Rev. John Clifton Davis officiating.
Mr. Davis died August 4 at Chilton Medical Center.
Survivors include his daughter, U.L. Gore of Clanton; his grandson, Chris Gore of Tuscaloosa; and his great-grandchild, Alyssa Gore of Tuscaloosa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donnie Davis.
Faye G. Cunningham
Graveside services for Faye G. Cunningham, 76, of Warner Robins, GA,
are today at the Green Lawn Cemetery at 3 p.m. Mrs. Cunningham died
Saturday, August 7 in Atlanta.
Survivors include her sister, Kaye Gattert of Winona, MS; nephews, Bill
Anderson of Grenada, MS and Dr. E Carl Shaw of Warner Robins; nieces,
Shawne Nixon of Warner Robins, Sandra Sliker of Lakeland, FL, Jean Anderson of Grenada, MS and Elaine Williams of Grenada, MS; great nieces, Dr. Amy Shaw, Amber Lamb, Jaimie Nixon, Tyra Trammel and Kim Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Harold Cunningham. '
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Julia Irene Ratchford
Services for Julia Irene Ratchford, 79, of Thorsby, were Monday, August 9 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
William Earl Short officiating.
Mrs. Ratchford died August 6.
Survivors include her husband, C. J. Ratchford of Thorsby; her son, Jeffrey Ratchford of Thorsby; three sisters, DeLores Harris and Dorothy Watson, both of Victoria, TX and Evelyn Byran of Kerrville, TX; her brother, Nelson Royals of Victoria, TX; two grandsons,
Scott Ratchford of Thorsby and Steven Ratchford of Los Angeles, CA; three granddaughters, Katie Ratchford of Dallas, TX, Ann Hemphill of Springville and Angela Wittern of Thorsby; and nine great-grandchildren.
Michael Dustin Wise
Graveside services for Michael Dustin Wise, 59. of Clanton are today, Aug. 20 at Chilton Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. with Rev. Howell Easterling and Rev. Bill Tucker officiating. Martin Funeral Home will direct.Wise died August 18.Survivors include his wife, Barbara C. Wise; daughter, Allison Wise Reeves of Asheville, NC; two step-sons, DeWayne Mullins of Dothan and Rodney Mullins of Prattville; step-daughter, Rita Mullins Brasher of Jemison; two brothers, Jon Wise of Rockford and Steve Wise of Myrtle Beach; sister,Jayne Mehrofho of Augusta, GA; two grandchildren and six step-granchildren.
Bertha L. Cooper
Services for Bertha L. Cooper, 84, of Montgomery are today, August 24 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. with Rev. Harold Nelson officiating. Mrs. Cooper died Sunday, August 22 in Montgomery.Surviving are her son, Dewey Clyde Cooper of Montgomery; sister, Sarah Mims of Clanton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Cooper.
Gertie Mae Klinner
Services for Gertie Mae Klinner, 90, of Prattville, are Wednesday, August 25 at Martin Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott Tuell officiating. Visitation is today at Martin Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.Mrs. Klinner died August 22 at the Prattville Nursing Home.Survivors include her sister, Louise Ratliff of Maplesville and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Klinner.
Hazel Christeen Absher
Services for Hazel Christeen Absher, 91, of Clanton were Sunday, August 22 at 3 p.m. at Mulberry Baptist Church with Rev. David Bishop and Rev. James Files officiating. Martin Funeral Home directed. Absher died Saturday, August 21.Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Absher Tyson of Birmingham; former son-in-law, Arthur Tyson of Birmingham; daughter-in-law, Travis Absher of Clanton; and sister-in-law, Velma Ashley of Blountsville.
Jessie Mae Williams
Services for Jessie Mae Williams, 83, of Verbena were Sunday, August 22 at Indian Grave Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with
Bro. David Autrey officiating. Martin Funeral Home directed.Ms. Williams died Friday, August 20.Survivors include three sons, Richard C. Cook of Verbena, David L. Cook of Tuscaloosa, William "Billy" L. Cook of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Betty J. Emfinger of Verbena; sister, Beulah Polk of Birmingham; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Julius Harold "Buddy"
Martin Services for Julius Harold "Buddy" Martin, 63, of Clanton are today at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles Brooks and Rev. O'Neal Cleckler officiating. Martin Funeral Home will direct. Martin died Saturday, August 21 in Birmingham.Survivors include his wife, Lois Jane Martin of Clanton; mother, Jewel Martin of Clanton; son, Joseph E. Edwards of Clanton; daughters, Pencie L. Hayes of Thorsy and Mary Jane Dennis of Prattville; two sisters, Ann Logan of Collinswood, TN and Minnie Ruth Adams of Verbena; two brothers, Billy Joe Martin of Verbena and Johnny Wayne Martin of Verbena; his son-in-law, Robert Allen Hayes of Thorsby; six grandchil-dren and one great-grandchild.
Laura Hilda Brantley
Services for Laura Hilda Brantley, 78, of Jemison were Monday, August 23 at Union Springs Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Evie Meggison and Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Martin Funeral Home directed. Brantley died Saturday, August 21.Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn "Nita" Hayes of Randolph and Debbie Porter of Jemison; two sons, Ronnie Brantley and Kenneth Brantley, both of Jemison; three sisters, Mildred Roberts of Jemison, Loyce "Pod" Click of Mulga and Helen Bice of Jemison; two brothers, Cody Pate and Arnold Pate, both of Randolph; 13 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her son, Boyd Pate.
Services for Lizzie Gates, 107, of Verbena will be Thursday, August 19 at the Flint Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Pasley officiating. Hill-side Mortuary directing. Mrs. Gates was born in 1896 and died August 11, 2004.Survivors include two grandsons, Adell Wright Jr. of Chattanooga, TN and John A. Wright of Verbena; 13 grandchildren; 18 great- great grandchildren; four nephews; in laws, Martha "Ann" Underwood of Birmingham and Winifred "Diana" Barbour of Clanton; and a host of other relatives and friends.