H. M. York
WOODSTOCK - Mr. H. M. York died January 26, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete, but will be announced later by Heritage Chapel Funeral Home.
Gene T. Greene
FORKLAND - Gene T. "Bubba" Greene, 61, died Jan. 29, 2001, at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at Forkland Cemetery today at 11 a.m. with Jimmy Phillips officiating. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors of Demopolis is directing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernice and Ralph Greene; and a brother, John G. Greene.
He is survived by a sister, Betty G. Allen (Rodney) of Demopolis; nieces, Liz Donaldson (Mark) of Fultondale, Wendy Dement (Leland) of Gardendale, and Amy Allen of Atlanta, Ga.; great-nieces, Jamie Poweell, Misty Williams and Ashleigh Williams; great-nephews, Matt Donaldson, Kaleb Donaldson and Blake Donaldson.
Mr. Greene was a native of Forkland and was retired from Alabama Power Co. as a security guard at the Greene County Steam Plant. He was a member of Forkland Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Cross, Morris Allen, Gerald Allen, Gary Phillips, Tommy Kimbrell and Ray McCarter.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852-9813.
TUSCALOOSA - Anthony Stewart, 17 years, of 4440 Hargrove Road East Lot #31, died January 22, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 28, 2002 at 12 noon at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Rev. Vernon Swift will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Rollinsí Mortuary directing. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral time.
Ellen Zimmerman Crownover
TUSCALOOSA - Ellen Zimmerman Crownover, age 66, died January 26, 2002 at UAB Hospital. Visitation will be today from 11:00 a.m. Ė12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Elsie Zimmerman.
Survivors include spouse, Walter P. Crownover, daughter, Jo Ellen Johnson (Stephen), Alpharetta, Ga.; son, Kenneth W. Crownover (Debbie), Tuscaloosa; sisters, Ethlyn Osborne, Winchester, Tenn.; Anna Hall, Normandie, Tenn.; Mildred Hatchett, Cowan, Tenn.; brother, Adrian Zimmerman, Winchester, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer Crownover, Jessica Crownover, both of Tuscaloosa; Reece Johnson, Ryan Johnson, both of Alpharetta, Ga.
Pallbearers will be John Pradat, Jim Standridge, Nelson Byars, Buddy Adams, David Poe, and Bill Coons.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Alabama Chapter), 100 Chase Park South, Birmingham, AL 35244.
H.M. "Handyman" York
WOODSTOCK - H.M. "Handyman" York, 65, died January 26, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home with Rev Hugh Palmer officiating. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 at the funeral home. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Florence York; brother, Henry Fletcher York Jr.; sister, Jacqueline Y. Lane.
Survivors include his wife, Mary York, Woodstock, Ala.; daughter, Mary Ann McCrea, Alamo, TX.; sons Randy Lee York, Snow Camp, N.C., Ricky Joe York, Graham, N.C., Ronald McGuire York, Forest Miss., Henry Lamarr, York Woodstock, Ala., and Rodney James York, Woodstock, Ala.; Sisters, Faye Y. Cobia, Dothan, Ala., Kate Y. Bell, Tavares, Fla., Sara Y. Wilborun, Dothon, Ala., Mary Lou Edmondson, Dothan, Ala. and Ann York, Dothan, Ala.; brother Kara York, Dothan, Ala.; grandchildren, Ella Nicole Walters, Burlington, N.C., Kristy Danielle Walters, Snow Camp, N.C., Ricky Joe York, Jr., Graham, N.C., Jeffery Lee York, Graham, N.C., Joanie Pauline York, Graham, N.C., Jessica Lynette York, Snow Camp, N.C., Randy Lee York, Jr., Snow Camp N.C., Rhonda Jane York, Forest, Miss., Erin Raye York, Snow Camp and Jordan Taylor York, Snow Camp, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Blake Walters, Burlington, N.C. and Hunter Lee York, Graham, N.C.; Numerous nieces and nephews.
TUSCALOOSA - Margaret Newman, age 80, of Tuscaloosa died at DCH January 26, 2002. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on January 29th at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Wyckoff will officiate.
Ms. Newman is survived by her sister, Helen Newman Miller, and niece, Melanie Miller Moss, and grandnieces, Hailey and Kathryn, of Memphis; nephew, William G. Miller, Jr. and grandnephew, Jordan, of Virginia. She is also survived by Godchildren, Michelle Massingill Cormack, Lucinda Cormack, Gretchen Cormack, Austin Cormack of Atlanta and Janie Rogers Randall of Tuscaloosa.
Ms. Newman was born in Baldwyn, Mississippi graduating from Baldwyn High School. She received her Bachelorís degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. She received graduate education at Assembly Training School in Richmond Virginia. She took later courses in creative writing at Shelton State in Tuscaloosa.
She served as Christian Education Director for First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa and later for Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa.
For many years Ms. Newman was the co-owner with Vivian Massingill of The Round Table Letter Shop.
At the time of her death, she was serving as the head of the Library at Christ Episcopal Church.
All memorials should be made to the Library at Christ Episcopal Church.
Alton H. Evans
MOUNDVILLE - Alton H. Evans, age 66, died January 27, 2002 at his residence. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Oakhill Funeral Home. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Oakhill Funeral Home.
NORTHPORT - James Martin, 73 years, of 1803 17th St. Northport, died January 23, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will held Monday, January 28, 2002 at 12 noon at St. Mark AME Church. Rev. James A. Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Faunsdale, AL with Rollinsí Mortuary directing. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral time.
Dr. George Layton
MONTGOMERY - Dr. George Layton, 80, a resident of Montgomery, died Sunday at Jackson Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Billie Layton, a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dr. Roger Duggar of Montgomery; a daughter, Diane Layton of Tuscaloosa; three grandchildren, Dr. Chris Duggar (LeeAnn) of Orlando, Florida; Cameron Roquemore (Hunter), of Montgomery; and Will Duggar of Montgomery.
Visitation will be at Leak Memory on Monday, January 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29. Burial services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Dr. Laytonís hometown of Ashford, Alabama.
Service is the word that can best characterize Dr. George L. Laytonís lengthy career as an educator. Since his retirement in 1982 as the Assistant State Superintendent for Postsecondary Services, he continued to contribute his time and efforts to serve the cause of public education as well as those who have served as educators. Upon retiring, Layton entered politics and was elected to the Alabama State Legislature from Jefferson County. To recognize the valuable contributions of Alabamaís older citizens to this state, he introduced legislation to create the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. It was approved, and Dr. Layton was appointed a charter member by Governor George C. Wallace. Since 1984, he has served voluntarily as vice-chairman and executive secretary of that organization.
Dr. Layton is the past president of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association. He has been a member of its Board of Control and the Alabama Retired State Employeesí Board of Control since 1992. He has been a member of the Alabama Teacher Retirement Systemís and PEEHIPís Boards of Control since 1991. From 1992 through 1995, he served as the associate vice president for the American Association of Retired Persons and from 1992 to 1997 as the chairman of the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Committee of Jefferson County.
Dr. Layton earned a BS Degree from Troy State College in 1946, an MA Degree in 1950, and his Ph.D. in 1962 in school administration from the University of Alabama. Dr. Layton served in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1945 as a member of the Flying Tigers in the CBI Theater.
Entering the field of public education in Alabama in 1946, Dr. Layton has served the lives of countless students for more than two generations during his tenure as a teacher and a coach at Cottonwood (Houston Co.) and Brantley (Crenshaw Co.) High Schools; principal at Lynn, Winterboro, and Childersburg High Schools; superintendent of Troy City and Anniston City school systems; assistant superintendent for Birmingham City Schools; coordinator of instruction of Tuscaloosa City Schools; adjunct associate professor at UAB; and president of Jefferson State Junior College.
He also actively participated in many professional education organizations during his career. He was president of the Alabama Association of School Administrators, president of the University and College Presidents Association, president of Phi Kappa Educational Association, chairman of Alabama Beta Club Council, president of the Alabama State Junior College Presidents Association, and trustee of the Alabama Education Association. Dr. Layton is a life member of NEA and a retired delegate to that organization since 1989. He was a member of the Southern Association of Schools and Collegesí Accreditation Committee and served on several visitation teams and committees.
Dr. Laytonís good works and contributions to the profession he loves have been recognized and honored on several occasions. In 1969, he was appointed by President Richard Nixon to the Alabama State Presidential Advisory Committee on Public Education. He was named an Outstanding Educator of America in 1970, Alumnus of the Year in the Field of Education by Troy State University in 1971, and Junior College Administrator of the Year by Montevallo University in 1979. Recently, he was given the Senior of Achievement Award by the Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA) for his tireless dedication and work for the senior citizens of Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the George and Billie Layton Endowed Scholarship Fund, Shelton State Community College Foundation, 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35405, or the First United Methodist Church, 2416 West Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106
C. Todd Davis
COKER - C. Todd Davis, age 38, of 12929 Gray Drive, died January 23, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center Northport. Services will be held Friday, January 25, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home of Northport. Bro. Buddy Jones and Bro. Eddy Gilpin will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service in chapel. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home of Northport is directing.
Survivors include sister, Melanie Davis, Troy, Ala.; brother, Josh Davis, Red Bay, Ala.; parents, Gene & LaVonne Davis, Northport, Ala.; and numerous other family members and friends.
Todd was a 1981 graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School and a 1985 graduate of Freed Hardeman University where he earned a Bachelorís of Science in Business. While in high school, he was voted "Most School Spirited" by his classmates. He continued that spirit into adulthood as an avid supporter of the University of Alabama athleticsí programs and Troy State University softball. He was employed for the past ten years by the United States Federal Bankruptcy Court. In addition to the demands of his career, Todd donated countless hours to another passion, competitive volleyball. His numerous successes included serving as a junior college assistant coach for the three-time State Champion Bevill State Lady Bears. That accomplishment earned him "NJCAA State Coach of the Year" honors in 1993. He was a long time member of the University Church of Christ where he was active in Small Groups, the Singles Class, Vacation Bible School, and other Youth activities. He was a loving son, brother and a loyal friend and will be dearly missed by those who knew him.
Active pallbearers will be Mark Capps, Russell Black, Derek Hayes, Clovis Box, Edward Gilpin and Gerald James.
Honorary pallbearers are US Bankruptcy Court, members of The University Church of Christ, Troy State University Softball Program and numerous friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to C. Todd Davis Memorial Scholarship/Building Fund c/o Compass Bank.
Myrtle E. Montz Smith
MARION - Myrtle E. Montz Smith, 84, died January 27, 2002 at the residence of Jerry and Margaret Cannon. Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waycross Bible Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 at the funeral home. Kirk Funeral Home of Marion is directing.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Otha Smith.
Survivors include her brothers, Chester Montz of Demopolis, Macy Clark of Marion and J.C. Clark of Centreville.
Pallbearers will be Barry Smith, Little Jerry Cannon, Lenson Montz, Jay Clark, Deroy Montz and Frankie Montz.
Sara Nell Coulter
ALABASTER - Sara Nell Coulter, age 72, died Sunday, January 20, 2002. Mrs. Coulter was a member of Elliotsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey C. Coulter, Jr.; daughter, Jill Johnson; parents, Jonah and Flora Johnson; and a brother, Wilbur Johnson.
She is survived by her daughters, Kay (Geoffrey) Morgan and Pam (Bob) Lucas; son, Criss Coulter; grandchildren, Adam, Eric and Audrey Johnson, Rachel and Bradley Morgan, Jason Coulter, Austin and Kyle Lucas and a sister, Martha Shirley.
A graveside services was held Monday, January 21, 2002, at 3 p.m. from Elmwood Cemetery with Elmwood Chapel directing.
The family request memorials to Elliotsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.