Obituaries for October 5, 2005
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Mary Frances Bailey, 82, of Columbiana died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005. She was born March 15, 1923, in Columbiana and was a lifelong resident of Shelby County. She was a member of New Bethesda Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Bailey.
She is survived by her children, Jimmy (Anita) Bailey and Charlotte (Philip) Abercrombie; her grandchildren, Russell Abercrombie, Darius Abercrombie, Scott Bailey, Mark Bailey and Alison Bailey; her great-grandchildren, Madeline, Mitchell, Chase, Avery, Jack, Justin and Victoria; and a brother, Ervin Davis.
Service was Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Bolton-Letlow Chapel with burial following in Pinelawn Gardens, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
Jeff Bogan Boothe, 81, of Maylene died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, in Alabaster.
Service was Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home Chapel, Brother Waymond Stricklin presiding. Burial followed in Ryans Cemetery, Rockco’s directing.
Bobbie Jean &uot;Big Nanny” Patterson Headrick Bradberry, 75, of Westover died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005. She was a lifelong member of Midfield First United Methodist Church. She served as a member of the first city council for Westover and was owner of Westover Leisure Wear. She was a Clay County native and a mother and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Joseph B. Headrick.
She is survived by her husband, Rudolph Bradberry; her daughters, Jo Ann (James) Crim of Pleasant Grove, June Langston (Mike) Whiten of Morris, Denise (James) Haskins of Tuscaloosa and Renee (Larry) Thornton of Hueytown; six granddaughters; two grandsons, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha (Jack) Owen of Lineville; and her special sweet dog, Trixie.
Service was Oct. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Brown Service Bessemer, the Rev. James Haskins presiding. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Gardens, Brown Service Bessemer directing.
Perry James Burnette, 81, of Jemison died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005. He was a member and deacon of Providence Baptist of Montevallo. He was a devoted Christian and loved by his church, family and friends. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a shining example to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Burnette; two sisters; and a brother.
He is survived by two daughters, Evelyn (Mike) Phillips and Loretta (Alvin) Coggins; one brother, Henry (Willie Bell) Burnett; two sisters, Elnora Smith and Alberta Gilmore; four grandchildren, Jonathan (Amanda) Coggins, Jared (Mary) Felkins, Daniel Coggins and Neeley (Chris) Edwards; five great-grandchildren, Tristen Coggins, Nathan Coggins, Bryant Felkins, Bailey Felkins and Grayson Coggins; and many nieces and nephews.
Service was Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. at Ridout’s Brown Service Chapel with burial following at Southern Heritage Cemetery, the Rev. Scott Watson presiding and Ridout’s directing.
Kenneth Charles Dykstra, 72, of Montevallo died Wednesday, Sept. 28. He was born in New York on June 28, 1933.
Service will be at a later date.
Elizabeth Ruth Snipes Glass, 63, died peacefully on Oct. 1, 2005, at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, La. She was born Jan. 2, 1942.
Graveside service was Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.
Homer Hobson Hand, 93, of Maylene died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center.
Service was Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home Chapel, Brother Burton presiding. Burial followed in Ryans Cemetery in Maylene.
Gerald Rudolph Langston, 74, of Montevallo died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at home. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Langston.
He is survived by his daughters, Lori Langston of Montevallo, Cindy Langston of Jemison and Tab Crim of Jemison; his son, Randy Langston of Montevallo; three sisters, Louvene Booth, Bernice Langston and Elsie Johnson, all of Jemison; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service was Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at Mars Hill Baptist Church in Jemison, the Rev. Terry Harris presiding. Burial followed at Mars Hill Cemetery in Jemison, Rockco’s Funeral Home directing.
Jean Massey, 62, of Montevallo died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005. She was born Dec. 27, 1942, in Maylene.
She is survived by her husband, Michael L. &uot;Mickey&uot; Massey; her children, Alisa M. York and Michael Shawn Massey; her grandchildren, James Lynn York and Toni Mikael Massey; her brothers, James Abernathy, David Abernathy and Roger Abernathy; her sisters, Jessie Faye Bunn, Alice Holsomback, Frances Haffer and Sue Hutchison; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at Ryan’s Crossing Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
Jake Roland Pitts Jr., 60, of Alabaster died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in Alabaster. He was a manager at Helena Tire Company. He was preceded in death by Keith &uot;Buddy&uot; Pitts.
He is survived by his children, Floyd (Lisa) Pitts, Tracy (Stewart) Deerman, David Dudley, Jennifer Chamblee and Chris Walthall; his mother, Clara Pitts; his father, Jake R. Pitts Sr.; his sisters, Joyce (Paul) Lutz and Gaynell (Jim) Hill; three grandchildren, Jesse Deerman, Stephen Pitts and Sarah Pitts; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Service was Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home Chapel in Montevallo, the Revs. Bobby Hadaway and Paul Lutz presiding. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery in Pea Ridge, Rockco’s Funeral Home Chapel directing.
James W. Rowe, 86, of Wilsonville died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005. He was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Tennessee. He was a member of Good Hope Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Rowe; his children, Tommy Rowe and Janis Hill; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service was Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. at Bolton-Letlow Chapel with burial following in William’s Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing.
Susan A. Vaught, 52, of Wilsonville died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, following a lengthy illness. She was affectionately known as &uot;Susie&uot; to her grandchildren. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Columbiana. Before her illness, she was employed at Columbiana Clinic and was active in church activities.
She is survived by her parents, Randall R. and Martha J. Williams of Wilsonville; her daughter, April L. (Daniel) Lemond of Hoover; her sons, Thomas A. (Holly) Vaught of Glendale, Ariz., and Randall M. (fianc/e Sheila) Vaught of Fultondale; her grandchildren, Austin, Savannah, Payton, Matthew and Brittan; her sister, Linda E. (Charles) Merrell; her brother, Tom E. Williams of Trussville; and several nieces and nephews.
Service was Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home, the Rev. Jeff Fortenberry presiding. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing