FLORA ELLEN ARMSTRONG,



died Feb. 24, 2012. The incorrect date was given and reported as Feb. 14 in her obituary published Feb. 29.

BENJAMIN L. “BENNY” BABA,



81, Cleveland, died March 2, 2012, at the residence. Born in Great Falls, Mont., he was son of James George and Dessie Ree Stephens Baba. Mr. Baba was a loving grandfather and a people person who supported Cleveland schools and Auburn University. He was a member of Green’s Chapel Presbyterian Church. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by sister […]

JAMES MONROE BRAKEFIELD,



77, Nectar, died March 1, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital, Birmingham. Born in Fireco, W. Va., he was the son of Roy and Lula Huffstutler Brakefield, both of whom preceded him in death. Also predeceasing him were brothers Ernest, Frank, and Clarence Brakefield and son-in-law Gary Don Hopkins. Mr. Brakefield served in the U.S. Navy, and was a retired steel […]

KATHRYN PANNELL CROWE,



78, Blountsville, died Feb. 24, 2012. She was born to Bill and Beulah Crane Sansing and was the widow of Charles L. Crowe, who died in 2011. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by son Jeff Pannell and daughter Deborah Washburn. Surviving are sons Jerry Pannell, Gardendale, Kenneth (Diane) Pannell, Blountsville, Steve Pannell, Gadsden, Wayne (Kathy) Pannell, […]

LORRAINE ANNIE DECKER,



74, died Feb. 27, 2012, at the Holly Pond residence. Mrs. Decker was born in Illinois to Cesar and Alice Antheunis Janssens and was wife of Leonard Decker, all of whom preceded her in death. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by 15 siblings. Surviving are daughter Lynn (Peter) Bastuk, Oregon, Ill.; son Mark (Barbara) Decker, Villa […]

REBA ANN HANNIGAN,



77, died Feb. 29, 2012, at the Bessemer residence. She was predeceased by parents Otto and Zula Wade Woodard and brothers Roland and Wade Woodard. She is survived by daughters Ginger Moore, and Catherine ( Terry) Thomas; son William S. “Steve” Hannigan; grandchildren Michael Moore and Heather and Haley Thomas; great-grandchildren Patrick and Camryn Moore; brother Bill Woodard. Benny Wade […]

JIMMY LEE HIBBS,



78, Susan Moore, died Feb. 29, 2012, at the residence. He was predeceased by parents John and Nina Wiggins Hibbs and six siblings. He was a devoted member and chairman of deacons at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, director of marketing and sales for Tucker Milling in Guntersville, and served in the U.S. Navy. Surviving are wife Faye Todd Hibbs; daughters […]

HOYLE W. MCRAE,



83, Blountsville, died Feb. 29, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Oneonta. He was born in Blount County to John Preston and Willie Gay Ayers McRae, Mr. McRae was a retired truck driver. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by wife Marilyn Barnett McRae; brothers Clenon and Ronald McRae; and sisters Dorothy McRae and Linda Mason. Surviving are son John […]

BRANDEY KRISTEN MOUNT,



38, Blountsville, died Feb. 25, 2012. She was predeceased by grandparents Verdia Turner and Lester and Louise Brasher. She was wife of William Donnell Mount II and daughter of Cathy Carter and Rickey Turner. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by sons Casey Shane (Dana) Lowery and Carl David Connell; sister Shaney (Chris) Dunn; grandfather Claude Turner; stepfathers […]

ISAAC MAX NESMITH,



80, died Feb. 28, 2012, at the Horton residence. He was predeceased by parents Rufus and Nora Kemp NeSmith; daugher Donna Kay Sundburg; son Gary Max NeSmith; brothers Vineoy and Dwight NeSmith; sisters Maxine Copeland and Mattie Faye Jarrett. He was a longtime member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include […]


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