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William R. (Bill) Biddle, 87, a long-time resident of Fort Payne, Alabama, passed away on December 3, 2022, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born in Gadsden, Alabama on July 12, 1935, to the late William W. Biddle and Eva Biddle. He graduated from Gadsden High School in 1954 and from Jacksonvi…

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James “Jim” Edward Byrum, age 73 of Mentone, passed away early Sunday morning at his residence. Mr. Byrum was born January 1, 1949 in Madison County, AL to the late Robert & Dora Hill Byrum. He is the first graduate of the Master’s of Social Work Program at the University of Alabama. He …

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Marie Riley Wilson, 95, a long-time resident of Collinsville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went home to her Heavenly Father on December 1, 2022. Funeral services will be held 1 pm, Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Collinsville Baptist Church with visitation 11 am -…

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Darrell Ray Norman, age 83, of Fort Payne passed away, November 29, 2022.   He was born Sept. 14, 1939 in the coal mining town of Trafford in rural Jefferson County to the late Raymond and Maybelle Norman.

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  Margaret Lee Craft Crapse passed away at her home on November 26, 2022, safe, at peace and surrounded by her family.  She was born on November 26, 1938 in Sumter, SC.  She loved her family, her friends and her animals.  She had an endlessly generous and tender heart, and an unmatched gift …

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Coy Elbert Greeson, Jr., 80, of Fort Payne, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 27, 2022.  He was born November 23, 1942 to the late Coy and Nelda Haston Greeson and then married his beloved wife Shirley on December 24, 1961.  He was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church.

Ms. Gladys Haymon Galloway age 88 of Rainsville, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022 at her residence.  Funeral Service is Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 2PM in Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garry Haymon and Rev. Keely Hasty officiating.

Jeff Cook, founding member and legendary guitarist of the supergroup ALABAMA, has died. Cook, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Gibson’s Guitarist of the Year, passed away peacefully yesterday, November 7, with his family and close …

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Mr. Odell Dukes, age 86 of Fort Payne, Al passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Erlanger Hospital.

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James Richard (Richie) Waldrop, Jr., 54, of Huntsville formerly of Fort Payne, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022 in Huntsville Hospital.

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  Sherry Collins unexpectedly gained her wings early Friday, November 4, 2022.  She is survived by her husband Kenneth Collins, her daughter Paige Collins, son Tristan Collins, daughter-in-law April Collins, 7 siblings: Lynda Whedbee, Dawn Biermann, Richard Mirto, Riana Brown, Katrina String…

  LeeDell J. Hardeman, 92, of Fort Payne, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.  She was born in Fort Payne on April 13, 1930 to the late Wiley C. Kean and Minnie Bell Tomlin Kean.  She was a lifelong member of Minvale Baptist Church.

  Martha Freeman McKeehan, age, 66, of Fort Payne, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at her residence.

     William Joseph Rene Cyr, 91, of Fort Payne, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022.  He was born December 12, 1930 in Gardner, Massachusetts to the late William J. Cyr and Rita Couture Cyr.  Mr. Cyr was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict.  He…

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  Mrs. Jane Elizabeth “Betty” Walker McAbee of Fort Payne went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 20, 2022.  She was born August 21, 1930 in Cherokee County, Alabama to the late James Frank and Margaret Olivee Turner Walker.  She grew up and lived the rest of her life i…

Margaret Rose Steward, 89, of Fort Payne, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 surrounded by her family.  She was born March 5, 1933 to the late Felton and Ruth Nell Wells Locklear.  She was a member of Allen Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

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Leland H. Chandler, age 88, of Fort Payne, passed away October 17, 2022 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Leland was born on July 15, 1934 to the late James Hobart and Mary Farris Chandler in Cherokee County. He was a member of Northside Baptist church, Fort Payne FOP #37, Fort Payne Masoni…

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Norman Richard “Rick” King, 77, of Collinsville, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was born June 8, 1945 to the late Norman C. King and Estelle Martin King. 

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Millie Jean Chitwood, 92, of Centre, AL, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2022,

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Dale Randolph Sharp, age 63 of Fort Payne, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Dale was born on February 24, 1959 in Fort Payne to Joel E. & Annie Ruth Beason Sharp. He retired as Captain from the Fort Payne Fire & Rescue Department after 28 years of service. Funeral services…

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Tommie Faye Robertson Elliott age 84 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at her residence.  

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Leonard Edward Pearo, age 82 of Valley Head, passed away September 13, 2022 at his home.

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Hazel Igou Sauls, age 98, of Fort Payne passed away September 17, 2022.  

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Mr. Kenneth Sayre age 71 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Grandview Medical Center. 

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Laura Ann Obenlander, age 77, of Fort Payne, passed away September 11, 2022 at Cherokee Health & Rehab.

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Mr. Glenn Earl Wells age 75 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Huntsville Hospital. 

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Felix Beene, age 72, of Chattanooga, TN passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

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Mrs. Audie Jo Deerman Hall age 85 of Rainsville, Alabama passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at her residence.  

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Mr. Robert Howell McSpadden, age 79 of Henagar Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Dekalb Regional Medical Center and was surrounded by his family.

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Portsmouth, NH - Linda C. (Rife) Hufstedler, 72, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

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Theresa Stevens, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on August 16th, 2022.

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Heather Michelle Mince, 50, of Fort Payne, passed away at her home on Friday, August 12, 2022 surrounded by her family after a two-and-a-half-year battle with pancreatic cancer. 

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Mrs. Sandy Anderson Jenkins age ­58 of Homewood, AL formerly of Henagar, AL passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her residence. 

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Mrs. Loretta Twilley age 91 of Fort Payne passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Crowne Health Care. 

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Mr. Winston O. Wilks, age 87 of Henagar, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at his residence. 

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Ardath Land Grizzell, of Birmingham, passed away on July 16, 2022 at the age of 102. Mrs. Grizzell was a long time resident of Sylvania, Alabama before moving to Birmingham.

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Mrs. Myra Paulette Johnston age 74 of Rainsville passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Huntsville Hospital.

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Joseph Lee Blevins, age 83, of Fort Payne passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at his home. He was born July 28, 1938, in Dora, AL, to the late David & Ora Blevins. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, stationed in Fort Hood, TX, during his service.

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Daniel Rabinowitz was born August 29, 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Marvin and Shirley Rodale Rabinowitz. He was educated in the public school system in Allentown, PA, Long Beach, NY, Teaneck, NJ and in 12th grade attended Croyden Hall Academy in Atlantic Highlands, NJ where he graduate…

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Annie Marie Kerby Tucker, 91 of Mentone, passed away Friday, July 8th at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She was born December 8th, 1930 to Jeff and Melissa Hunt Kerby.

Mr.  Wendell Lee Benefield Sr. age 78 of Fort Payne passed away July 5, 2022 at his residence. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday July 8, 2022 at Minvale Church.  

Phyllis Ayers Rainwater, 72, of Rainsville passed away at her home on June, 22, 2022. She was born January 17, 1950 in Fort Payne Alabama to the late Harold Ray and Annie Ruth Daniel Ayers of Rainsville. 

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Ms. Frances Langston Day age ­81 of Section, AL formerly of Mentone passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at her residence. 

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Janice Martin Warren, 64, of Fort Payne passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 22, 2022 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center, where she also spent her career as a Registered Nurse. Janice was born in DeKalb County on September 27, 1957 to the late Fletcher and Estelle Martin. She was…

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Donnie Mac Myers, age 80 of Collinsville, passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home. Mr. Myers was born on October 28, 1941 in Collinsville to the late Fred & Margaret Wade Myers. Mr. Myers was a retired educator for the DeKalb County Board of Education where he spent the majority of his…

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On June 21, 2022 David L. Hawkins of Dutton, Al, husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 64.