Carol Smith Hopper



CAROL SMITH HOPPER, 69, Altoona, died Feb. 23, 2017, at the residence. She enjoyed playing cards and sewing. Husband Roger Hopper and parents Charles Jr. and Bonnie Jean Smith predeceased her. Surviving are children Regina Hopper, Matthew Hopper, Chris Hopper (Heather Walker), all of Altoona; grandchildren Whitney Hopper, Dylan Hopper, Shon Hopper; siblings Warren Smith, Boaz, Stewart Smith, Attalla, Craig […]

Carla Kay ‘Sissy’ Magee



CARLA KAY ‘SISSY’ MAGEE, 62, Horton, died Feb. 15, 2017, at the residence. Parents J.B. and Sara Maddix Kimberly predeceased her. Surviving are husband Dr. Jerry Magee; sister Tracy (Max) Bartlett, McClarty; nephews Andy (Isis) Cowan, New Hope, Saul (Gabi) Lang, McClarty, TJ Magee; nieces Leslee Polk, Courtney (Brandon) Dyess; parents-in-law Jerry and Bonnie Magee, Wanda and Ricky Davis, all […]

James Mancel Peeks



JAMES MANCEL PEEKS, 66, Locust Fork, died Feb. 15, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. A Mason, he was retired from CSX Railroad as a switchman and enjoyed yardwork, Alabama football, the Dallas Cowboys, motorcycles, and trains. Predeceasing him were parents James Forest and Jessie Youngblood Peeks and wife of 45 years Vickie Gail Bice Peeks. Surviving are son Christopher […]

Kimberly Leanne Elrod Smith



KIMBERLY LEANNE ELROD SMITH, 40, died Feb. 23, 2017. A 1994 graduate of West End High School, she was known as a loving person and having a zest for life. She was predeceased by sister Khristy Elrod Mosley and “other dad” Robert Hill. Surviving are husband Brad Smith; son Hunter Smith (fiancé Kayla); mother Ruby Cleveland Hill; father Ray (Donna) […]

Elizabeth Ellen Clayton Tant



ELIZABETH ELLEN CLAYTON TANT, 96, Altoona, died Feb. 14, 2017, at Altoona Nursing Home. She was predeceased by husband Eulis Alonzo Tant and sons Johnny Tant, Dennis Tant, Hoyt Tant, and Albert Tant. Surviving are sons Otis Tant, Ernest Tant, both of Horton; daughters Delores Tant, Derellen Lynn Tant, both of Horton; niece Diane Tant, Anniston. Freddy Golden officiated the […]

Vernon Eldred Wigley



VERNON ELRED WIGLEY, 76, Pinson, died Feb. 20, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital East, Birmingham. Parents Lemie and Kathleen Stevenson Wigley predeceased him. Surviving are wife Shirley Lyles Wigley; daughters Kim (Ricky) Shirley, Trussville, Brandy Shea Wigley, Clay; granddaughter Whitney Shirley, Trussville; grandson Zachary Shirley, Trussville; sister Hazel Wigley Larue, Bessemer; beloved dog, Murphy. Kenneth Little, Johnny Hughes, and Richard […]

Airman graduates



U.S. Air Force Airman Mikel O. Scharf graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in […]

New owners bring changes



If you haven’t visited Heritage Golf lately, you are missing a treat. New owners and staff are working diligently to create a fun, yet relaxing, atmosphere that appeals to all ages. Bethanne Mashburn, CEO and president, acquired Heritage Golf in October 2016 after it was placed on the auction market. Noval Hudspeth was hired as event manager/clubhouse director and Chad […]

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