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2012-06-27 / Obituaries

Obituaries

CAROL JEAN CLEMENTS, 66, Oneonta, died June 23, 2012, at the residence. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at TLC Nursing Center for many years and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Husband Dalton Clements predeceased her, as did parents Willis Tilton and Myrtle Irene Jones Cleveland and brother Charles Cleveland.

Surviving are sons Phillip (Debbie) Horton and Jay (Sunny) Clements, all of Rosa; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother Harold ( Joan) Cleveland, Oneonta; chosen daughter Kathy Clements Grace.

W.C. Green officiated the service held at 11 a.m. June 25, at Lemley Chapel. Burial was at Clements Cemetery with Cody Horton, Mike Clements, Jonathan Cleveland, Gary Clements, Edward Clements, Erica Grace, Danny Wayne Jackson, and Norman Clements serving as pallbearers.

CHARLES EDWARD DAILEY, 70, Gallant, died June 18, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. A barber, Mr. Dailey was born in Alabama to the late Austin Lee and Joy Ann Jones Dailey. Wife Ann Dailey; grandson Heath Dailey; brothers Arby and Allen Dailey; sisters Sadie Smith and Jean McEvoy also predeceased him.

Surviving are sons Eddie (Kat) Dailey, Altoona, Jimmy (Candy) Dailey, Gallant, Scotty Dailey, Gallant; daughter Kelly (Gary) Barron, Steele; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Vernon (Betty) Dailey, Florida.

Alvin Turner and Benji Dailey officiated the 10 a.m. service held June 21 at 10 a.m. at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery with Ricky Green, John Thompson, Rick Tidmore, Wayne Dailey, Jessee Salmons, and Shane Brothers serving as pallbearers. Dustin Barron served as honorary pallbearer.

TAMMY DIANE DELONG, 52, Hayden, died June 21, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. She was born in Mount Pleasant, Mich., to the late William and Barbara Bushong DeLong. She was owner of Albertville Cottage Flowers and enjoyed bowling, fishing, gardening, and kayaking.

Surviving are fiancee Thomas Bowen; daughters Jessica Ikewood and Caitlyn (Tony) Mize; grandchild Lillian Chiodini; brothers William DeLong, Dennis DeLong, Jeffrey (Shanna) DeLong; sisters Debra (Daniel) Woodberry and Terry (Patrick) Doyle.

A memorial service will be held at Rowley Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, Mich., on July 1 at 1 p.m. Donations to the family may be made in lieu of flowers. Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home directed.

CECIL BLANTON EVERETT, 91, Remlap, died June 20, 2012, at TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta. He was predeceased by parents Joe and Berta Stevens Everett; brother Dr. Edwin Everett; and sister Louise Logan. Mr. Everett had worked as a project manager with the Jim Walter Corporation.

Surviving are wife Beryl Everett; son James Everett, Remlap; daughter Linda Menzies, Birmingham; grandchildren R. Todd (Miranda) Menzies, Pinson, and Katrina Menzies, Birmingham; great-grandchildren Dellta McDonald and Lexy Adkins; sister Joann Crowder, Tennessee; brothers Dr. Joel (Mary) Everett, Tennessee, and Dr. Burton (Darlene) Everett, California.

Duane Swanson officiated the graveside service held June 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Mount Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

BRADLEY HEATH ‘BRAD’ FOSTER, 33, Blountsville, died June 24, 2012, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. He was the son of Faye Holmes Foster and the late Eron Frank Foster.

Surviving besides his mother are sister Teresa (Greg) Skillman, Cleveland; nieces Candace ( Josh) Marsh and Kelsey Skillman; great nieces Bailey Rece and Adalyn Marsh.

Tommy Riggs will officiate the service to be held today at 2 p.m. at Valley Chapel of Oneonta, with burial at Gibbs Chapel Cemetery. Jason McGlaughn, Josh Marsh, Bryan Faulkner, Jason Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell, and Ken Bryant will serve as pallbearers.

PAUL GRAHAM, 91, Oneonta, died June 24, 2012, at the residence. He was a member of the Clarence Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and retired from U.S. Steel with over 40 years of service. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Graham was predeceased by parents Herman Paul and Emma Ida Nash Graham; wife Mildred Allison Graham; daughter Shelia Graham; great-grandson Beau Ross Bailey; and sisters Nell and Wilma Pitts.

Surviving are daughters Paulette Graham, Oneonta, and Annete (Gary) Kent, Altoona; grandchildren Brian (Kristy) Bailey and Jereme (Lindsey) Kent; great-grandchildren Connor, Ashley, Darrian, McKenzie, Aubree, and Graham.

Jerry Epps officiated the 2 p.m. service on June 26 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery with Brian Bailey, Jereme Kent, Connor Bailey, Darrian Kent, James Lynn, Roy King, and Lynn King serving as pallbearers. Graham Bailey served as honorary pallbearer.

MARTHA C. HILL, 83, Oxford, died June 17, 2012, at Princeton Hospital, Birmingham. A former resident of Hayden, she was widow of Milton E. Hill, who died in 2002. She was self-employed as a seamstress and was a member of Harvest Church of God. Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by parents Rufus and Cora Whitlow Hunt Pugh; son James W. Hill; granddaughter Amber C. Plants; five brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are daughters Norma Jean (Don) Plants, Florida, Linda Gaye Goswick, Oxford, Jeannette Hill, Bay Minette; sons Milt Jr. (Linda) Hill, Blountsville, and Dennis Edmond Hill, Florida; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven siblings.

Don Maddox and Milt Hill officiated the service held June 20 at noon at Blountsville Baptist Church, Burial followed at Valley View Baptist Church Cemetery, Arkadelphia. Serving as pallbearers were Alan Plants, Kirk Hill, John Fanagan, Kris Kirby, Chris Hill, Stephen Pugh. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.

ERA HITT, 95, Blountsville, died June 17, 2012, at Cullman Health Care Center. A lifelong resident of Blount County, she was daughter of Raymond Lee and Vollie Butts Smith, both of whom preceded her in death, as did husband Sam Hitt, who died in 1992. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by son Wilford Hitt; daughter Willie Dale Hitt; brother Ray Smith; sisters Edna Bradford, Ermon Black, and Clara Johnston.

Surviving are daughter Shelba Jean Schultz, Cullman; daughter-in-law Alene Hitt, Cullman; grandchildren Donnie (Rhonda) Hitt, Blountsville, Vickie Martin, Cullman, Dale (Becky) Schultz, Cullman; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Arlin (Edna) Smith, Cullman, and Alton (Denise) Smith, Colorado; sister Floy Dingler, Georgia.

Jerry Hackney and Bruce Dial officiated the service held at Mountain Grove Baptist Church on June 19 at 2 p.m. Burial was at South Cemetery with Dale Schultz, Donnie Hitt, Chad Martin, Gage Hitt, Mike Thornton, Nathan Holderfield, Phillip Stephens, and Bean Garrison serving as pallbearers.

SUSAN VIOLA LOYD, 78, Straight Mountain, died June 23, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. She was predeceased by husband Leldon “Buster” Loyd; parents Miles Otis and Alice Luerna Washburn Clements; grandson Johnathan Loyd; brothers Richard, Ray, and Johnny Clements; and sister Ruby Howell.

Surviving are sons Kenneth ( Jenette) Loyd, Ashville, and Earl (Terri) Loyd, Straight Mountain; daughter Marilynn (Steve) Farrell, Oneonta; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Maurice (Opal) Clements, Straight Mountain, and James (Mary) Clements, Pleasant Grove; sisters Jeannete Woodard, Snead, Faye (Dalton) Hullett, Oneonta, Juanita Ross, Somerville.

Dennis Loyd officiated the service held June 26 at 11 a.m. at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery.

KENNETH JOSEPH MARSH, 76, Oneonta, died June 15, 2012. Married to Patricia Jean Robbins Marsh, he was a retired truck driver with ABF Truck Lines, and enjoyed Alabama football, traveling, fishing, and his grandchildren. Mr. Marsh was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Parents Carl Joseph “Dock” and Nellie Leila Nix Marsh predeceased him, as did brothers Eldridge and Glenn Marsh and sister Wanda Self.

Surviving besides his wife are sons Kenneth Jr. (Mindy) Marsh and Carl Christopher Marsh; daughters Cynthia (Randy) Walker and Tina Marie ( Jed) Davis; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Shirley (Bob) Summer.

Randy Hale, W.C. Green, and Alvin Turner officiated the service held at 11 a.m. on June 19 at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Nectar Cemetery.

ROY W. MOUNT, 91, Blountsville, died June 20, 2012, at Cullman Long Term Care and Rehab. He was a retired drill press operator at Stockholm Valve and Fittings, and a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Mr. Mount was predeceased by wife Ernesteen Tidwell Mount; parents John and Ida Alldredge Mount; brothers Coy, Roscoe, and Chester Mount; sisters Bessie Helms and Carrie Mount.

Surviving are daughters Rita ( Jimmy) Murphree, Blountsville, and Deborah (Herman) Marks, Georgia; grandchildren Russell Murphree, Lee Murphree, Amber White, Jay Bryan; six great-grandchildren.

Neal Whited and Mark Jones officiated the 11 a.m. service held June 22 at Mr. Mount’s church. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Lee Murphree, Russell Murphree, Jacob Murphree, Conner Murphree, Tim White, Christian Armstrong, Jay Bryan serving as pallbearers. Larry Smith, Wendell Sams, and Bobby Bryson served as honorary pallbearers.

MARTHA ALMEDA ROBERTSON, 95, Blountsville, died June 22, 2012, at Ruby Manor, Holly Pond. She had worked in the Vernon school system and was a social worker for many years. After returning to Blount County, she was director of the Aging program for several years. Parents David Enoch and Dora Jane Fant Alldredge predeceased her.

Surviving are son Joe (Nell) Robertson, Madison, Miss.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Bric Latham officiated the service held June 24 at 2 p.m. at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Vernon City Cemetery with Don Alldredge, Larry Alldredge, Brad Stewart, Van Alldredge, Rusty Alldredge, Tim Burks, and David Alldredge serving as pallbearers.

BETTY JO TRAMMELL, 85, Blountsville, died June 21, 2012, at the residence. She was predeceased by parents Isaac and Renna Dumas Blake; son Raymond B. Trammell; brothers Wilfred, Ronnie, Seab, and Hugh Blake; sisters Freda Smith and Mary Sue NeSmith.

Surviving are husband Raymon Trammell; sons Michael Trammell, Florida, Joe (Linda) Trammell, Blountsville, Duncan Trammell, Blountsville; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers Ben (Maxine) Blake, Smoke Rise, Byron (Margaret) Blake, Oneonta, Clay Blake, Center Point; sisters Clara (Walter) Reese, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Fannie Sonley, Warrington, Va.

Kevin Martin officiated the service held June 25 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment was at Rock Springs Cemetery with Chad Trammell, Butch Alldredge, Harold Stephens, Gary Blake, Kenneth NeSmith, Danny NeSmith, Gilbert Smith, and David Smith serving as pallbearers.

BRITANY DANIELLE MELVIN WOOD, 20, Oneonta, died June 19, 2012. She was married to Christian Wood, who also died June 19. She attended Douglas High School and was currently working as a manager at Subway in Oneonta.

Surviving are father Larry Jr. (Lesli) Melvin, Cleveland; mother Jennie (Dewayne) Dunn, Guntersville; brothers Zach (Sarah) Melvin, Boaz, Chase Melvin, Crossville, Kaleb Melvin, Cleveland; sister Kylie Melvin, Cleveland; grandparents Vicki Cobb, Guntersville, Betty Melvin, Arab, Larry Sr. ( Janis) Melvin, Pinson, Vernon Dunn, Snead; nieces Alyssa Melvin and Katherine Rodriguez; nephews Landon and Caleb Peoples.

Charles Brown, Stephen Stone, Vernon Dunn, and Michael Brogdon officiated the services held June 23 at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

CHRISTIAN CORY MATTHEW WOOD, 22, Oneonta, died June 19, 2012. He was married to Britany Wood, who also died June 19. He attended Moody High School and worked at Huddle House in Oneonta. Father Gary Allen Wood and grandparents James and Margaret Walker predeceased him.

Surviving are mother Teresa Wood, Birmingham; sisters Mary Louise ( Jonathan Peoples) Palecek, Odenville, Ashley Renee ( Juan) Rodriguez, Michelle Denise Wood, all of Oneonta; grandparents Buddy and Melissa Wood, Altoona; nieces Katherine Rodriguez and Alyssa Melvin; nephews Landon and Caleb Peoples; aunts and uncles James and Lisa Wood, Michael Wood, and Christopher Wood.

Charles Brown, Stephen Stone, Vernon Dunn, and Michael Brogdon officiated the services held June 23 at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

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