Obituaries for June 29, 2005
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 29, 2005
GLADYS MAE BRANTLEY
Gladys Mae Brantley, 76, of Vincent died Thursday, June 16, 2005.
She is survived by her daughter, Cyrethea Burbank; her brother, Oide W. Duck; her sister, Sunshine Robertson; her grandchild, Autumn Michelle Golden; and her great-grandchildren, Lily Bella Golden.
Service was June 20 at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Vincent, the Rev. Farrell Morris presiding and Kilgroe Funeral Home directing.
METZ LEROY DAVIS JR.
Alabaster Police retiree
Metz Leroy Davis Jr. died Friday, June 17, 2005, in Vestavia. He retired from the Alabaster Police Department as a lieutenant after 17 years of service. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Larry Davis and Bobby Davis.
He is survived by his parents, the Rev. M.L. Davis Jr. and Ruby Davis; his three daughters, Teresa Smith, Donna (Jose) Gutierrez and Kimberly Davis; a son, Metz Leroy (Jailynne) Davis III; three grandchildren, Cody Davis, Parker Gutierrez and Breeana Davis; one brother, Bill (Kay) Davis; four sisters, Pat (Chuck) Duckett, Sandra Brasher, Betty Thompson and Martha (Jim) Craft.
Service was June 20 at 2 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Southern Heritage Cemetery, Ridout’s Brown Service directing.
Preston Davis, 80, of Columbiana died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at a local hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Columbiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Davis, and a son, Danny Davis.
He is survived by children, Coy Davis, Dave Davis, Michael Davis, Sharon Cook, Jeanie Johnson, Kenneth Davis, Stanley Davis and Robert F. Davis; 16 grandchildren; one brother, Joe Hughes; one sisters, Helen Hughes; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was June 15 at Old Chapel Cemetery, the Rev. Steve Thomas presiding and Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
RUBY MARIE FINLEY
Ruby Marie Finley, 77, of Montevallo died Saturday, June 25, 2005.
Service will be today, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Charter Funeral Home, Brother Todd Byrd presiding. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens.
Betty Gamel, 73, of Shelby died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, in a local hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Winterboro, Ala., and was employed by Jack’s Food Systems for 32 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Eva Martin; her brothers, Jud and Buck; and her sisters, Katie, Evelyn and Helen.
She is survived by her husband, W.L. &110;Bo&uot; Gamel; her daughters, Cathy (Wayne) Weathers and Lois (Ken) Davis; her grandchildren, Jonathan Cory (Chelsea) Weathers, Bruce Wayne (Kim) Weathers, Brad Wayne (Katie) Weathers, Kevin Howard (Ellie) Davis and John Eric Davis; great-grandchildren, Jackson Collyer Weathers, Callie Mae Weathers and William Garrett Weathers; her sisters, Faye (Don) Kirk and Dorothy Jean Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.
Service was June 23 at 11 a.m. at Bolton-Letlow Chapel, the Rev. Johnye Horton presiding. Burial followed in Bay Springs Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
EMMA L. GOTHARD
Emma L. Gothard, 83, of Jemison died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at home. She was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Cordova, Ala.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Gothard; her children, Charles (Carolyn) Payne, Wanda (Barney) Brasher, Samuel Payne and Troy (Bobbie) Payne; her stepchildren, Betty Harold, Gene (Peggy) Gothard, Randy (Terri) Gothard and David (Sheila) Gothard; and a host of grandchildren, family and friends.
Graveside service was June 26 at 2 p.m. at Shelby Memory Gardens, the Rev. Gene Hitchcock presiding.
CARL RAY HOLSOMBACK
Carl Ray Holsomback, 53, of Montevallo died Monday, June 20, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Audrey and Carl Holsomback.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Holsomback; his sons, Carl Ray &110;C.R.&uot; Holsomback Jr., Tim (Trish) Gomer and Terry (Andy) Gomer, all of Montevallo; four grandsons, Sean, Paul, James and Drew Gomer; his brother, Johnny (Becky) Holsomback of Jemison; his sisters, Brenda Worthy of Montevallo and Linda (Sammy) Stagner of Columbiana; and a host of other family and friends.
Service was June 23 at Charter Funeral Home with burial following in Ryans Cemetery, Charter Funeral Home directing.
A.E. Loggins, 79, of Shelby died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at his home. He was born April 16, 1926, in Jefferson County.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Loggins; his children, Elizabeth Ann Bean, Marie McNutt, Emmanual Loggins and Rebecca Sue Loggins; stepchildren, Edward McCann and Sherry Nichols; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Clark Loggins; and two sisters, Alveeda Doss and Maxine Guthrie.
Service was June 16 at Bolton-Letlow Chapel, the Rev. Bill Tucker presiding. Burial followed in Pinelawn Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
BILLY JOE LUCAS
Billy Joe Lucas, 60, of Montevallo died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at home. He was self-employed in the construction industry.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Gail Lucas; his daughters, Tammy Rena Wilson, Tonya Kaye Lucas and Crystal Gail Lucas; his son, Philip Lucas; his sisters, Jean Carolyn Parks, Linda Irene Lucas and Suzie Mandenson; his brothers, Jadie Paul Lucas, Bobby Frank Lucas, Charles Edward Lucas, Jimmy Wayne Lucas, Roger Dale Lucas, William Andrew Lucas, Steve Morton Lucas, Elvis Presley Lucas, Ricky Lucas and Skipper Lucas; five grandchildren, Jonathan Ray Lucas, Rebecca Lynn Lucas, Justin James Davis, Pamela Renea Davis and John Allen Wilson; 20 nieces; and 17 nephews.
Service was June 23 at 2 p.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home Chapel, Brother Elton Keith presiding. Burial followed at Macedonia Cemetery in Pea Ridge, Rockco’s directing.
ROBERT &110;BOB&uot; FREDRICK MCLEROY SR.
Robert &110;Bob&uot; Fredrick McLeroy Sr., 63, of Columbiana died Tuesday, June 21, 2005. He was born Nov. 4, 1931, to David and Lucile McLeroy in Fairfield. He graduated from Auburn University in 1954 and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He moved to Columbiana in 1959 as owner/operator of Shelby Gas Company and later served as vice president of Suburban Equipment Company in Bessemer, retiring in 2000. He was an active member of Columbiana United Methodist Church, serving as a trustee and member of the building committee. He was an artist and craftsmen builder and an avid Auburn fan. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lohner Frances; his daughters, Cathy (Mike) Wayman, Lisa (Jim) Davis, Camille (Ray) Cole and Laurie (Matt) Griffith; his son, Robert F. McLeroy Jr.; 14 grandchildren, Matthew, Catherine and Elisabeth Wayman, Lauren (Ricky) Ruston, Treadwell and Graham Davis, Robert, Mailon and Blake McLeroy, Catherine and Ryan Cole and Wrenn, Natalie and Grey Griffith; and his sister, Betty Lou (Sidney) Donaldson.
Service was June 24 at 11 a.m. at Columbiana United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Valhalla Cemetery in Bessemer, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Columbiana United Methodist Church or another charity.
AGNES LOUISE SHAW
Agnes Louise Shaw, 83, of Wilsonville died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at home. She was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Wilsonville and was a longtime member of Union United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jadie Wendell Shaw; her son, Jerry W. Shaw and Johnny M. Shaw; her daughter-in-law, Linda Shaw; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Mary Nell Shaw and Hilma Walton.
Service was June 20 at 11 a.m. at Union Methodist Church, the Rev. Malyn Felkins presiding. Burial followed at Union Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
MAGGIE P. SMITH
Maggie P. Smith, 85, of Wilsonville died Friday, June 17, 2005, in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 13, 1919, at Height, Miss., in Winston County. She was the firstborn of 10 children to Myrtle Evans Powell and Cleavon Powell. She graduated from Noxapater High School in Noxapater, Miss., and was valedictorian of her graduating class. She played center for her high school basketball team and was voted Most Valuable Player. She attended Livingston State College in Livingston, Ala., and held several secretarial positions before retiring to become a full-time mom to her two children.
She was an active member of Wilsonville Baptist Church, where she worked in the youth and children’s preschool/bed babies departments. She served as den mother for the Cub Scouts and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleavon and Myrtle Powell; and her brothers, Grady, Olon and Jack Powell.
She is survived by her husband, Oland D. Smith of Wilsonville; her children, the Rev. Marlin D. (Deborah) Smith of Madison and Miriam D. Smith of Wilsonville; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Rebecca Alexander of Wilsonville; her siblings, Emma Lee Heritage of Irondale, Virginia (Clarence) Byrd of Meridianville, Mildred (Frank) Johnson of Leeds, Grover Powell of Plantersville, Miss., Calvin (Sue) Powell of Grand Saline, Texas, and David (Muriel) Powell of Cuba, Ala.; her sisters-in-law, Christine Powell of Vicksburg, Miss., and Margie Powell of Montgomery; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service was June 20 at 2 p.m. at Wilsonville Baptist Church, the Rev. Marlin D. Smith and Dr. Steve Thomas presiding. Burial followed at Wilsonville City Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the building fund at Wilsonville Baptist, P.O. Box 116, Wilsonville, AL 35186.
JAMES E. WILLIS
James E. Willis, 74, of Columbiana died Monday, June 13, 2005, in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 114, 1931, in Calera.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Willis; his children, Benjy Willis, Donny Willis, Phillip Willis, Roena Willis Bearden and Lynn Willis; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Willis, Billy Willis and Jerry Willis; and a sister, Margaret Connell.
Service was June 15 at Bolton-Letlow Chapel, the Rev. Neal Bearden presiding. Burial followed in Pinelawn Gardens, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
&uot; Information compiled by Candace Parke