73, Blountsville, died Feb. 13, 2012, at the residence. Predeceasing him are parents Chester “Brownie” and Ida Mae McDowell Malone. He was self-employed in the scrap metal business and a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are significant other Betty Crane, Blountsville; daughters Melinda Bright, Cullman, and Tracy Flanagan, Blountsville; stepdaughters Shannell Crane Nino and Kellie Crane Andrade, both of Blountsville; grandchildren Rebecca Burns Goodwin, Houston Garrett Flanagan, Austin Montgomery Flanagan, Tyler Reese Bright, Cassie Rhae Crane, Emily Jade Crane, Zachary Jose Andrade, Katie Rosalina Nino, Benjamin Ryan Zea, Nicole Flanagan, and T.J. Flanagan; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Blountsville Funeral Home on Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., with Bruce Dial and Waylon Thrasher officiating. Burial followed at South Cemetery with Eddie Bray, Troy Campbell, Billy Brown, Jose Andrade, Benjamin Pence, and Robert Grigsby serving as pallbearers.