James Richard Kent
James Richard Kent, age 52, of 15068 Roe Road, died Sept. 10, 2001, at VA Medical Center in Birmingham. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Sunset Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Clary officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Kent; mother, Roberta Sellers Kent; brother Jesse H. Watson and son, Justin R. Kent.
Survivors include his fiancée Rebecca Maze; daughter, Jessica Spell; son, Joshua Kent; sister, Esta South, brother, Frank Watson; grandchildren, David W. Spell and Devyn A. Spell; one niece and seven nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mark Watson, Eddie Hocutt, Darrell Sellers, Matthew Daniel, Dewayne Watson and Benny Watson.
Honorary pallbearers are K. O. Farris, Doctors and nurses at VA Hospital 6th floor MICU.
Mary Eunice Hartley
CENTREVILLE - Mary Eunice Hartley, 87, died October 2, 2001 at Bibb Medical Nursing Home. Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Praytor and Rev. Charles Teaque officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 12:30- 2:00 p.m. before the service. Rockco's Funeral Home in directing.
Survivors include, one step-son; four nephews; two nieces; one special friend.
FAYETTE - Dick Poe, 87, of 208 3rd Street NW died October 2, 2001 at Fayette Medical Center. Services will be held at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Fayette City Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette.
TUSCALOOSA - John Moore, age unavailable, died September 30, 2001 at VA Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced later by the funeral home. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
Ruby Lee Parker
NORTHPORT - Ruby Lee Parker, 73, died September 29, 2001 at Northport DCH. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Memory Hill Gardens. Dr. Kenneth Cheek will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at Memory Chapel. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Elgin E. Parker; son, Randy Parker; sister, Mertis Tucker; and her parents, Earnest and Emma Henry.
Survivors include her daughter, Judi Sullivan (Henry), Tuscaloosa; sons, Earnest Parker (Debbie), and Craig Parker (Barbara), both of Northport; brothers, Marvin Henry, John Henry, Preston Henry, and R.V. Henry, all of Northport; grandchildren, Billy Falls, Jeremy Parker, Gary Parker, Charlie Parker, Tommy Parker, Linda Parker, Randall Parker, and Mark Parker; great-grandchildren, Brooke Falls, and Andrew Parker.
Pallbearers will be Billy Falls, Jeremy Parker, Gary Parker, Tommy Parker, Bill Tucker, Luther Colburn, Jacob Jarman, and Charlie Parker.
Honorary pallbearers are Nurses and Staff of Northport DCH, Heritage Nursing Home, and Dr. Sunil Chandra.
Dr. Charles R. McCain
TUSCALOOSA - Dr. Charles R. McCain, age 77, of 310 Riverdale Drive, and former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, died September 29, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park today at 4 p.m. with Dr. Charles Durham officiating. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. A reception will follow at the First Presbyterian Church.
Dr. McCain is survived by his wife, Nancy (the former Nancy Rathell, of Lexington, Miss); one son, Paul (and his wife Patricia), of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Elizabeth (Beth) Smith (and her husband Tommy), of Tuscaloosa and Susan Haynes (and her husband Geoffrey), of Wilmette, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jimmy and Christopher McCain, Martin and Anna Smith, and Charlie and Forrest Haynes; three sisters, Louise (Mrs. E. M. Boyce), of Athens, Ga., Isabel (Mrs. William C. Brown), of Montreat, N.C. and Mildred (Mrs. Don Persing), of Waynesboro, Va.; one brother Paul, of Clinton, S.C.
Dr. McCain was the son of the late Dr. and James Ross and Pauline Martin McCain of Decatur, Ga. He was born at Emory University, Ga., and reared in Decatur, Ga. He graduated from Decatur Boys High School in 1940. He received his BA, from Erskine College, Due West, S.C., in 1943, his B.D., from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., in 1946, and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1949.
He was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., by Atlanta Presbytery on May 31, 1946. He served the Eastlawn Presbyterian Church, Pascagoula, Miss., from 1946-1947, the First Presbyterian Church and the Old Madison Presbyterian Church, of Canton, Miss., and the Concord Presbyterian Church, of Pickens, Miss. From 1949 – 1958, the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, Ga., from 1958-1969, and the First Presbyterian Church, of Tuscaloosa from 1969 until his retirement at the end of 1988.
The family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church after the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 900 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Howard Thomas Milligan
BERRY - Howard Thomas (Tommy) Milligan, Sr., age 49, of 35 Carlas Nelson Loop, died September 28, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Dennis Avery officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Dewey Milligan.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Milligan, Berry; daughter, Dana Henderson (Cody), San Antonio, Texas; sons, Danny Milligan (Shana) of Tuscaloosa and Tom Milligan of Berry; sisters, Bobbie Snow (Jim) of Tuscaloosa and Peggy Mills (Randy) of Moundville; parents Vera Nell (Bemie) and stepfather, William Hardy of Northport; grandchildren, Dustin, Ford, Hayden, Mary Kendall, Lane of San Antonio, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Brian French, Dale Wedgeworth, Sam Wedgeworth, Howie Wedgeworth, Joseph Mills and Gabe Mills.
Carlos L. Porter
FAYETTE - Carlos L. Porter, 55, a lifelong resident of Fayette, passed away on the morning of September 27, 2001 at his residence. Visitation will be tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and funeral services will be held, Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Nelson Funeral Home in Fayette with Bobby Robins officiating. Burial will follow in the Porter Family Cemetery.
He was a graduate of Fayette County High School and served in the US Army, with duties in Vietnam. He was retired from BF Goodrich in Tuscaloosa after 26 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Nora Lee Porter.
Survivors include his wife, Gail of 15 years; brothers, C. Porter, Jr., George A. Porter and James Fletcher Porter, all of Fayette; sisters, Callie A. Martin and Nina Frances McCracken, both of Tuscaloosa, and Linda P. McCullough of Indian Springs, Ala.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.
J. Hollie Hollingsworth
GLEN ALLEN, Ala. - J. Hollie Hollingsworth, 94, died September 18, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held at Whites Chapel Church of Christ on Friday at 2 p.m., with James Wyers officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jacky Nell; parents, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma (Studdard) Hollingsworth of seventy years; daughter, Doris Tucker; sister, BoPeep Yureskas of Florida; brothers, Cullen Hollingsworth (Imogene) of Fayette; many nieces, nephews and former students; two grandsons, David Killingsworth and Kerry Killingsworth; Kerry’s wife Annette and two granddaughters, Kristen and Allison Killingsworth.
He was the son of Henry and Novie Hollingsworth and was born in Fayette County on December 6, 1906. He finished high school in Winfield in 1926. He received a BS degree from Jacksonville State Teachers College where he was on the baseball team. He also received a graduate degree from George Peabody University and did post graduate work at Samford, Montevallo, UNA, Mississippi State, Seton Hall University, Birmingham Southern and the University of Alabama. He taught school form more than Forty years, mostly at Hubbertville High School in Fayette County. After retiring he taught part time at Beville State Community College and substituted at his alma mater, Winfield High School
Pallbearers will be Donald Studdard, Dr. Richard Vining, Phillip Jones, Steve Johnson, Jeffery Turner, Tommy Turner, Jacky Box, Donny Hollingsworth.
Ronald Ray Cooley
COTTONDALE - Ronald Ray Cooley, 40, died September 17, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at Memory Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gary Youngblood officiating. Burial will follow in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond (Bannie) Cooley.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Golden Cooley; daughter, Lauren Nicole (Nikki) Cooley; son, Jeremy Ray Cooley; sisters, Cherry Roby, Brenda Green; brothers, Larry W. Cooley, Jimmy W. Cooley; mother, Barbara Cooley.
Ray was a Christian and he loved God and people. He never met a stranger. He loved music and especially loved to play the fiddle. Although his family will miss him very much, he is playing the fiddle in Heaven now. "Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. For the Word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth." Psalms 33:3-4
Pallbearers will be Larry Price, Allen Foster, Chris Golden, Tim Golden, Jason Golden, Gary Taylor, Mike Cargile, Wayne Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are Boilermakers Local 584, Co-workers at Southern Heat Exchange, Coaling Fire Department, Emergency Personnel and Paramedics of DCH Regional Medical Center, Wildwood Baptist Church and numerous other family and friends in the Cottondale and Brookwood Communities.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Wildwood Baptist Church Building Fund/ American Cancer Society.
MOUNDVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Jamie Hall will be held today at 1 p.m., from the Jefferson Chapel CME Church, Moundville. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Van Hoose and Steele Funeral Home is directing. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.
Louis Andrew Kirkley
TUSCALOOSA - Louis Andrew Kirkley, 27, died September 15, 2001 in Tuscaloosa. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include his brother, Norris Leslie Kirkley, Tuscaloosa; parents, Roger Dennis Kirkley, Judy Kirkley Swindle, Step father, James S. Swindle; grandparents, Naomi (Bobbie) Kirkley, Ruth S. Golden; aunts and uncles, Leslie Thomas and Mary Kirkley, Randal Wayne and Debbie Kirkley, George Dewight Kirkley, Dana and Buddy Burrage, Teresa and Tony McGee, Peggy and Randy Walton, Jimmy and Lisa Hughes, Richard Earl Hughes, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Honorary pallbearers are Bigham Construction and close friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.