Obituaries

Anna Kathleen Mitchell

ANNA KATHLEEN MITCHELL, better known as Kate, 29, Oneonta, went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on Monday, April 8, 2019. She was born on January 25, 1990, in North Carolina, to Howard Bartlett Mitchell and Mary Lee Horton. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Sydney Allison Mitchell; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mitchell, Col. Merrill […]

William Cecil Sheppard

WILLIAM CECIL SHEPPARD, better known as “Papa Smurf”, 85, died April 8, 2019. Predeceasing him were parents William Isom and Cora Lee Wray Sheppard; son Jeff Sheppard; numerous brothers and sisters. Surviving are wife of 65 years Kattie Sue Edwards Sheppard; children Patricia (James) Truitt, William (Katie) Sheppard, Mickey (Sharon) Sheppard, and Tonuia (Ron) McGaha; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; […]

Charlotte Faye Milam Studdard

CHARLOTTE FAYE MILAM STUDDARD, 70, Altoona, died April 9, 2019. A memorial service will be announced later by the family. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

Dorothy Jean Tidwell

DOROTHY JEAN TIDWELL, 86, Hanceville, died April 3, 2019. Randy Cherry officiated the 2 p.m. service held April 6 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

James Elliott White

JAMES ELLIOTT WHITE, 50, Livingston, died April 6, 2019, at UAB Hospital. He was a graduate of Susan Moore High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a master’s degree from the University of West Alabama, and served in the U.S. Army. Predeceasing him were father James Arthur White and brother Chuck White. Surviving are mother Betty Tucker […]

Betty J. Boswell

BETTY J. BOSWELL, 73, Oneonta, died April 2, 2019, at a Birmingham hospital. She was a member of New Life Ministries Church. Predeceasing her were husband Ralph Boswell, parents Claude and Pearl Brand Bearden and brothers Billy Ray Bearden and J.B. Bearden. Surviving are son Brandon (Andrea) Boswell; daughter Shannon (Courtney) Hollis; grandchildren Blake Wyatt, Courtney Johnson, Lily Boswell, Carter […]

Vivian Odell Box

VIVIAN ODELL BOX, 87, Oneonta, was born Oct. 10, 1931, to the late John Minor and Mary Frances Vandiver Washburn, and passed away March 30, 2019. Vivian loved softball, her puppy Corky, and was an Alabama and Atlanta Braves fan. She enjoyed going to the mountains, shopping, and entertaining people by playing her harmonica. Also preceding her in death were […]

Mary Ann Hayward

MARY ANN HAYWARD was born Nov. 19, 1948, and died April 2, 2019. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 50 years John Hayward, son Terry Hayward (Kim Hayward), granddaughter Samantha Hayward, brothers Michael, Mark, Steve, Greg, and Chris Rosenberger, sisters Donna, Becky, Kathy, and Cheryl, who all reside in Indiana, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded […]

Alton F. Hunt

ALTON F. HUNT, 80, Boaz, died April 5, 2019, at Marshall Medical Center South. Predeceasing him were wife Bonnie Hunt, parents Olice and Flora Hunt, granddaughter Jana Lee VanZandt, stepdaughter Dedreia Maze, and step-grandson Delanie Perkins. Surviving are wife Shirley McRae Hunt; son Jeff (Jackie) Hunt, Arab; daughters Pam (Chris) Green, Lisa VanZandt, both of Blountsville; stepson Tim (Melissa) McRae, […]

Patrick Kevin Robbins

PATRICK KEVIN ROBBINS, 48, Straight Mountain, died March 31, 2019, at the Palliative Care Center of UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Surviving are parents Gary and Sherry Carr Robbins; brother Vince (Towanna) Robbins; children Charly Smith, Orion Robbins; grandchildren Sawyer, Paisley; uncle Edward Robbins; a host of nieces, nephews, beloved family and friends. A memorial service will be held April 20, at […]


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