Marsielle Calvert



MARSIELLE CALVERT, 89, Locust Fork, died June 2, 2016. She was of the Free Holiness faith, enjoyed sewing and working in her flowers, and in later years she enjoyed coloring. Parents Floyd and Lula Wynn Tawbush predeceased her, as did husband Percy Calvert, son Paul Calvert, brothers Vernon Tawbush and Charlie Tawbush, and sister Tillie Isbell. Surviving are son Danny […]

Emmitt Edwin Chastain



EMMITT EDWIN CHASTAIN, 79, Hayden, died June 4, 2016, at St. Vincent’’s East Hospital, Birmingham. A retired truck driver, he was a member of Austin Creek Baptist Church and served with the U.S. Army. He was known as never having met a stranger. Parents Dewey and Etta Burris Chastain and brother Edgar Chastain predeceased him. Surviving are wife of 58 […]

Virginia Mae Childers



VIRGINIA MAE CHILDERS, 88, Oneonta, died May 30, 2016. She attended Park Avenue Baptist Church and was retired from Blue Bell. She enjoyed watching hummingbirds, flower gardening, and shopping. Predeceasing her were parents Archie and Myrtle Tillery Ferguson Dionne, husband Ralph Henry Childers, daughter Joan Snow, and sister Dorothy Muggleburg. Surviving are daughters Jenny (Lawrence) King, Allgood, Dianne (Wayne) Cornelius, […]

Edward ‘Ed’ Faulkner



EDWARD ‘ ED’ FAULKNER, 79, Oneonta, died May 31, 2016, in Jefferson County. He was a member of Community Church of the Brethren, a member of the Blount County Rescue Squad since its beginning, and was DHR’s Volunteer of the Year in 1992. He enjoyed Rook and dominoes, was an avid Alabama football and NASCAR fan, enjoyed the outdoors and […]

James Richard ‘Jim’ Fields



JAMES RICHARD ‘ JIM’ FIELDS, 78, Cleveland, died May 28, 2016. He was a Lt. Commander and pilot with the U.S. Navy, enlisting after high school. He graduated from the Naval Academy, received his wings to fly in Pensacola, Fla., moving to Corpus Christi, Texas, and then to Jacksonville, Fla., and Monterey, Calif., to the Naval Postgraduate School. He flew […]

Charles D. Foster



CHARLES D. FOSTER, 83, Trussville, AL., passed away peacefully on May 29, 2016, at Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home, Pell City, on his 62nd wedding anniversary with wife Ann at his side. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was retired from the Birmingham Police Department with 20 years of service, and Jim Walter […]

Jerry Marvin Headrick



JERRY MARVIN HEADRICK, 69, Altoona, died May 21, 2016, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Parents Jolly Marvin and Crystal L. Headrick predeceased him. Surviving are wife Peggy Headrick; daughters Tracy Fowler, Christa Lagan Fowler; chosen son Johnny Fowler; five grandchildren. Memorial services were held May 23, at Antioch Church of Christ with burial at the adjoining cemetery. Snead Funeral Home […]

Delmer L. Lybrand



DELMER L. LYBRAND, 67, Oneonta, died May 19, 2016. He was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and served two tours with the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Rifle Marksmanship Badge, the Vietnam Service Medal with one star, and the Combat Action Ribbon. He was an […]

Willow Mae Mize



WILLOW MAE MIZE died peacefully on May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 88. She is survived by daughter Linda (Edward) Waytenick, grandchildren Melissa Mitchell (Michael Bennett), Fort Worth, Texas, Matthew (Monique) Waytenick, Conway Ark., six great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Alfred T. “Shorty” Mize. Born on Nov. 20, 1927, […]

Betty Jean Nix Jett



BETTY JEAN NIX JETT, 85, Locust Fork, died May 31, 2016, at the residence. She had worked at Blue Bell as an inspector and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, her flowers, and gardening. Parents James Henry and Mamie Bullard Nix, daughter Marla Freeman, brothers Aaron Nix and Jimmie Nix, and grandchild Chris Freeman predeceased her. Surviving are husband Roderick Jett; son […]