Obituaries from August 3, 2005

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2005


Millbrook resident

Clyde E. Brasher, 64, of Millbrook died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at a local hospital. He was a member of Grandview Pines Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jean Brasher of Millbrook; sons, Bobby (Robin) Brasher of Prattville and David (Lisa) Brasher of Deatsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Brasher of Prattville, Brianna, Marissa and Alexia Brasher, all of Deatsville; sisters, Shelby (Jerry) Sulzby of Prattville and Doshia Harper of Prattville; and brother, Wayne Brasher of Prattville.

Service will be today, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, the Rev. Don Nixon presiding. Burial followed in Brookside Memorial Gardens, Brookside Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers will be Justin Brasher, Jim Brasher, Mitch Mitchell, James Albin, Rocky Northington and Jerry Sulzby. Honorary pallbearers will be Sgt. Joe Sulzby, currently serving in Iraq and Greg Jones.


Pelham resident

Jack Everett Sr., 77, of Pelham died Thursday, July 28, 2005.

He was a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in chemical engineering and was considered one of the nation’s top experts in air pollution control. He was employed by Rust Engineering and was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his two sons.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dellon Everett of Pelham; his sons, Jack (Allene) Everett of Florence and Brad (Ellen) Everett of Niceville, Fla.; two brothers, Larry (Lynn) Everett of Americus, Ga., and Bud Everett of South Carolina; grandchildren, Joe (Christie) Everett of Chicago, Ill., Michael Everett of Nashville, Evan Everett of Florence, Christin Everett of Chicago, Ill., Marshall Everett of Florence and Bradley Everett of Chicago, Ill.; one great-grandchild, Ellie Everett of Chicago, Ill.; Lou and Jug Battley of Thomasville, Ga.; and the Paul Miller family of Birmingham.

Service was July 30 at 2 p.m. at Southern Heritage Chapel, the Rev. Mike Mclamore presiding. The family requests memorial donations be made to Alabama Baptist Childrens’ Home.


Calera resident

Lynn John Garrett Jr., 82, died Wednesday, July 14, 2005, at home in Calera, where he lived most of his life. He was born July 8, 1923, and was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn John Garrett Sr. and Ellie Elizabeth Moore Garrett, both lifelong residents of Shelby and Chilton counties. Also preceding him in death were his sister, Vera Mae Garrett Horton, Hazel Garrett Smith and Elna Garrett Ward.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Seoul as a military police officer, guarding and transporting prisoners of war. He was a resident of Birmingham for more than 20 years and owned and operated Garrett’s Auto Transmission Repair Shop on 3rd Avenue South.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Montevallo.

He was a longtime member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Knights of Meca and a member of the Zamora Shrine Temple 50 Year Club in Birmingham. He was also a member of the Shriner’s Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corp under the direction of Frank Butler. This was one of his favorite activities, and he participated in many competitions with them including the performance in Denver, Colo., in 1960 in honor of the Imperial Potentate of the Mystic Order of the Shrine.

He is a past master of Montevallo Masonic Lodge No. 70 and past master and current member of Columbiana Masonic Lodge No. 140. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Alabaster.

His real love other than his family was auto racing. He worked with members of the Birmingham Racing Club and attended many NASCAR and Indianapolis 500 races.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Lillian Bert Garrett; seven children, Louise (Jim) Finch, Pat (Bobby) Green, Diana Privett, Kristie (Randy) Gibson, Lynn (Pam) Garrett, Derrick (Annette) Garrett and Barkley (Christie) Garrett; 14 grandchildren, Angie Finch, Bryan Finch, Rob (Jill) Green, Stephanie (Bryan) Lee, John Gibson, Clayton Gibson, Kalip Garrett, Melissa Garrett, Kelly Garrett, Kasey Garrett, Patrick Garrett, Katie Garrett, Kyler Garrett and Chloe Garrett; one great-grandchild, Morgan Elizabeth Green; and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.

Visitation was Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home in Montevallo. Service was July 16 at 2 p.m., also at Rockco’s Funeral Home.


Clanton resident

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Parker Roberson, 57, of Clanton died Friday, July 29, 2005. She was born Nov. 27, 1947, in Madison, Wis.

She is survived by her husband, Frankie Roberson of Clanton; her children, Elda Wooten of Rockford, Melvin Nemec of Jemison, Todd Nemec of Calera and Amanda Lynn Roberson of Clanton; stepsons, Frankie Lewis Roberson of Columbiana and David Roberson of Wilsonville; her brother, James ‘Jim’ Brown of Garland, Texas; her grandchildren, Nicole ‘Nikki’ Gassaway, Emily and Sara Roberson, Justin and Mandy Nemec, Gage Roberson, Madison Nemec and Jordan Lawley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service was Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home Chapel in Columbiana, the Rev. Ken Humpries presiding. Burial followed in Columbiana Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.


Alabaster resident

Katie Lee Roper, 94, of Alabaster died Thursday, July 28, 2005, in Alabaster.

Service was July 31 at 2 p.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home Chapel, Brother Bob Mahaffey presiding. Burial followed in Mt. Era Cemetery in Columbiana.


Shelby resident

Robert Schrull, 75, of Shelby died Wednesday, July 27, 2005. He was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Davenport Center, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Laurel N. Schrull; his sons, John Edward (Elizabeth) Schrull and James Robert (Amy) Schrull; his

grandchildren, Bobby, Katie and Mollie Schrull; and a sister, Florence Smith.

Service was 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2005, at Bolton-Letlow Chapel. Burial followed in Pinelawn Gardens, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.


Montevallo resident

Daisy Faye Stephenson, 92, of Montevallo died July 25, 2005, in Centreville.

Service was July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Underwood Baptist Church, Brother David Reed presiding. Burial followed at Ryans Cemetery, Rockco’s Funeral Home directing.


Calera resident

Kathy Michele Beech Walker, 42, of Calera died Friday, July 29, 2005. She was a member of Riverchase Church of Christ in Hoover, previously a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Deer Park.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Edward Walker (son of Melvin and Betty Walker); three sons, Thomas Bradley (Damie) Walker, Kirkland Edward (Sabrina) Walker and Daniel Grey Walker; her parents, Oscar Ray and Carolyn Beech; her sister, Kimberly (Steve) Farris; her brother, Mitchell (Ann) Beech; her granddaughter, Serena Walker; her grandson, Aidan Walker; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Service was July 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Pelham. Burial followed at Southern Heritage Cemetery, Ridout’s directing.

&uot; Information compiled by Candace Parke