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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 20

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Date: Sunday, 20 March 2011, at 10:58 p.m.

Jimmie Lee Johnson

WINFIELD - Jimmie Lee Johnson, 74, died November 3, 2001. Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. from Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Winfield City Cemetery. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield is directing. Visitation is tonight from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Dorothy M. Lackey Clements

TUSCALOOSA - Dorothy M. Lackey Clements, 78, 1707 44th Avenue N.E., died November 3, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Wiliam Holley officiating and Memory Chapel directing. Visitation will be Monday, the body will lie at state from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillie Lavender Lackey; one sister, Louise Hicks; brothers, Howard Lackey, Morris Lackey, and Bill Lackey; grandson, Bryan Keith Clements.

Survivors include her spouse, Glen (Bill) Clements, Jr.; daughter, Glenda C. Harless; son, H. Keith Clements (Dawn); sister, Hazel Rebecca Harmon; brother, Buddy Lackey (Carol); grandchildren, Tammy Weeden (Russell), Christy Walker, Randy Harless, K. Drew Clements, Candice Cunningham; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Rayford Clifton, Ronnie Pugh, Drew Clements, Russell Weeden, Randy Harless, Craig Miller, John Kalb.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Lopez and Lipscomb, Dr. Gene Alldredge, Dr. Jeffery Anderson, MICU nurses and staff of DCH.

Mrs. Betty Freison Burden

TUSCALOOSA - Mrs. Betty Freison Burden, died November 4, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Van Hoose and Steele Funeral Home.

Mattie Mae Austin

TUSCALOOSA - Mattie Mae Austin, 77, 3306 18th Place, died November 2, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 19th Street Pentecostal Rapture Church with Bishop Johnny Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Oaks Memorial Park with Williams Funeral Service directing. Public viewing will be today 12:00 noon- 7:00 p.m.. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service.

James C. Mills

NORTHPORT - James C. Mills, 63, died November 5, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Wills' Funeral Service.

Wendell Ray Johnson

COALING - Wendell Ray Johnson, 52, died September 23, 2001 at Jim Walter Resources Blue Creek Coal Mine # 5. The Family will have a gathering of friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday November 8th in the chapel of Sunset Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.

Survivors is his wife, Janet Johnson; daughters, Lesley Cole, Duffield, Va, Vanessa Johnson, Coaling, AL; son, Gary Collins, Northport; eight sisters; three brothers; grandchildren, Justin Cole Kaitlin "Katie" Brook Cole, Joshua Mackenzie Collins.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Minor’s Teapot Fund with The American Red Cross

Dr. Mardis Oliver “Doc” Hulsey

TUSCALOOSA - Dr. Mardis Oliver "Doc" Hulsey, age 92, died November 2, 2001 at his home. Dr. Hulsey was a native of Tuscaloosa County. He was born in Coker, Alabama on April 10, 1909. He was the oldest of four children born to Samuel Spencer Hulsey and Esther George Hulsey.

His wife of 61 years, Norene Utley "Pete" Hulsey, and his brother, Herman A. Hulsey, preceded him in death. Survivors include sisters, Grace Blair Hulsey Bridges (William Floyd) of Coker and Elizabeth Hulsey Cox Hamilton of Northport; niece Cathy Cox Earnest (David) and great-niece Alisa Beth Earnest of Coker; daughter, Ann Hulsey Cobb (Jerry) of Peachtree City, Georgia; grandsons, Ross Hulsey Cobb of Miami, Florida, Thomas Dillon Cobb of Salem, Oregon and John Spencer Cobb currently on duty with the United States Air Force.

Dr. Hulsey graduated from Buhl High School in 1926 and began his studies at the University of Alabama, where he earned a degree in Trade and industrial Education in 1931. He taught at Gorgas High School in Tuscaloosa County for a short time, then he began his career in Trade and Industrial Education. His assignments included Anniston High School where he taught physics, drafting and adult workshops, and Paul Haynes Vocational School in Birmingham. From 1937 to 1960, he served as Assistant State Supervisor for Trade and Industrial Education for the Alabama Department of Education. In 1951, he served as Trades Education Specialist for the Brazilian Ministry of Education in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From 1961 to 1964 he served as State Supervisor of Trade and Vocational Education for the Alabama Department of Education. In 1964, he entered the University of Alabama Graduate Program in the College of Education at the doctoral level. In 1965, he received the Ed D. Degree in Education.

Beginning in 1966, he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Vocational, Industrial and Distributive Education at the University of Alabama. The permanent status of Professor Emeritus was awarded to him upon retirement in 1975.

"Doc" was a man with many interests. His love of photography, literature, electronics, and amateur radio (KA4TKV) inspired and encouraged many of us.

His interest in rural Alabama and its history coupled with his skill in relating it made many of his students and friends develop an appreciation for our region.

His love of scholarship and personal integrity, and his unassuming manner of teaching these qualities, in both classroom and personal example, always made more pleasant by his unmatched sense of humor, earned him a well-deserved professional reputation. His knowledge and style of sharing it with others encouraged effort and confidence, which will be missed.

Dr. Hulsey was a charter member of Epsilon Chapter of Iota Lambda Sigma, initiated in 1930 as a professional fraternity for Trade and Industrial Education. He was a member for 71 years. To honor his lifetime of contributions and service to Vocational Education in Alabama anyone wishing to participate in a Scholarship in Memory of Mardis Oliver and Norene Utley Hulsey may send contributions to Iota Lambda Sigma Scholarship Fund. Contact Paul Skidmore, attorney for Dr. Hulsey’s estate at P.O. Box 142, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 or 205-344-4414 for details.

Family and friends are invited to gather for coffee and conversation at Pappy’s house in Tuscaloosa on Sunday, November 11 from 1-4 p.m.

John H Frye PhD.

TUSCALOOSA - John H. Frye PhD., 93, died November 6, 2001 at her residence. Services will be held Saturday November 10 at 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

Sarah Jean Lacy Scott

TUSCALOOSA - Sarah Jean Lacy Scott, 58 years, of 4013 21st Street, NE, died October 31, 2001 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. from the Second Baptist Church, Holt. Rev. H. P. Thomas is church pastor; Rev. Thomas Franklin will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Rollins’ Mortuary directing. She will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral time.

Sarah Jean Lacy Scott, daughter of the late Solomon and Alma Lacy, was born November 2, 1943. She was a member of St. John AME Church, Holt, AL and a retired teacher from Greene County Board of Education.

She leaves to cherish her memory four brothers, Moses Lacy, Solomon Lacy, Jr., Jimmy Ray Lacy and Freddie C. Spencer all of Flint, Michigan; and two sisters, Eula Davis of Birmingham, Ala.; Bethena T. Thomas of Flint, Mich.

Gathen Garner Milligan

BERRY - Gathen Garner Milligan, 58, of 856 Co. Road 125 died November 6, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at Bevan Chapel. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Norwood Chapel of Fayette is directing.

Helen Lake

TUSCALOOSA - Helen Lake, 61, died November 7, 2001 at her residence. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Memory Chapel Funeral Home.

Clara L. Colvin

TUSCALOOSA - Clara L. Colvin, a resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama expired Friday, November 2, 2001 at Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, with Rev. Gregory Bentley officiating. Mrs. Colvin will lie in state at church one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in the Cedar Oak Memorial Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Ala. with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home directing.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Elner W. (Dorothy) Colvin Jr., Montgomery, Ala.; Parker W. Colvin, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one daughter, Ann (Van) Monroe, Cleveland, OH; one devoted sister, Mrs. Wealthy Ann Hardy, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 13 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

David Lewis Blevins

TUSCALOOSA - David Lewis Blevins, 52, of 836 54th Avenue E. died September 23, 2001 at Jim Walter Blue Creek #5 Mine. Services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Charles Linn officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church day of the service. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ray L. Blevins.

Survivors include his spouse, Wanda K. Blevins, sons, David R. Blevins (Beki), Tuscaloosa; Jody S. Blevins (Cindy), Bluefield, W. Va.; sisters, Cathy Wilson (Gary), Shawsville, Va.; Nancy Machincia (John), Christiansburg, Va.; parent, Velvie K. Blevins, Blacksburg, Va.; grandchildren, Brandon James Boman, Stormy Marie Blevins, nieces, Jessica Machincia, Vanessa Richardson and nephews, Bradley Machincia, and Gary Wilson.

Harry Lee Arrington

TUSCALOOSA - Harry Lee Arrington, 80, of 7107 52nd Street died November 6, 2001 at Birmingham V.A. Hospital. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Memory Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Wyatt, Rev. Ray Hallman, and Rev. Benny Hayes will officiate. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Nellie Arrington, wife, Addie Ruth Burrage, brothers, Pete, Albert, and sisters, Mary, Julia, and Rebecca.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda Montgomery (David), Fosters; son, Randy Arrington, Tuscaloosa; brother, Carter Arrington, Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, David Montgomery Jr. (Karen), Fosters; Lee Montgomery (Bridgett), Fosters; great-grandchildren, Kacey Montgomery, Fosters; Candice Montgomery, Fosters; Lee Ann Montgomery, Fosters; Gavin Palmer, Tuscaloosa; sister-in-law, Francis Massey, and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Arrington, Gary Arrington, Jimmy Massey, Troy Sellers, Cecil Snider and Mike Palmer.

Honorary pallbearers are Tuscaloosa V.A., Birmingham V.A., former co-workers at Millerbox Factory, Friday Lumber Co., Newton Bros. Lumber Co., present members of Unity Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa South Nazarene Church, former and present neighbors of 52nd Street, Berkshire Estate, Seton Home Health Care, Sheila White, Charles Graham, and other friends.

Woodrow “Woody” Nix

WINFIELD - Woodrow "Woody" Nix, age 66, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001. Services will be held 11 a.m. today, Miles funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

Dr. Minnie Caddell Miles

TUSCALOOSA - Dr. Minnie Caddell Miles, age 91, died Sunday, November 4, 2001. Services were held Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at First United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Murphy Miles, her brother, Hollie Caddell and nephew, Thomas J. Caddell, preceded her in death.

The widow of Thomas Caddell, Fay Caddell; four great-nephews, Andy, Charles, Bill and Buddy Caddell; two great great-nephews and two great great-nieces and sister-in-law, Vera Rice, survives her.

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