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Mrs. Wilma Jo Bailey age 87 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park with Rainsvil…

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Mrs. Adell Hosch Clifton age 87 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Collinsville Health Care. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens with Rainsville Funeral Home, In…

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Thomas Marshall (Tommy) Groat passed away May 5, 2019 at the age of 72. He was born July 30, 1946 in Fort Payne, Alabama at Guest Clinic.

Mrs. Bobbie Turner Young, age 84, of Fort Payne, AL, passed away on April 30, 2019 at Shepherds’s Cove Hospice.

Born August 9, 1934 to Webb Johnson Brown and Claudia Traylor Brown at Fyffe, Alabama or two miles south of Fyffe. He graduated from Fyffe High School in 1952 and from Jacksonville State Teachers College in 1956 with a major in physical education and minored in history. He taught school at S…

Mrs. Lola Brown age 84 of Sylvania, AL passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Laura Lemley officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Ho…

David Campbell Wear, age 68, passed away April 21, 2019. David was a local attorney, practicing in Fort Payne for 42 years. Attorney’s Wear and Wear was established in 1976 when David graduated from the University of Alabama Law School and moved to Fort Payne to work with his father John Cam…

Mr. Hugh E. Eberhart, 89 of Fort Payne passed away Friday. Mr. Eberhart was a native of DeKalb County, a member of Delmar Baptist Church and a Cattle Farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Eberhart.

Shirley Hicks Jones, 79, of Fort Payne, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019. She was born April 16, 1939 in Jackson County, Alabama to the late Chester and Lois Bufford Foshee. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Rainsville. She was past presiden…

Mr. Calvin Coolidge Gibson, age 92 of Chattanooga, Tennessee, formerly of Fort Payne passed away Monday, April,15 2019. He was born October 16, 1926 to the late Jacob Daniel & Pluma White Gibson. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Gibson was a member of Second…

Rev. Billy Joe Lett, 84, of Gadsden went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 15, 2019. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Sardis Baptist Church with Revs. Greg Corbin, David Hairston, Rodney Gilmore and David Cofield officiating. Burial will be at Beulah Ce…

Donald Earl Goodman, Jr., age 61 of Fort Payne, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019. He was born June 7, 1957 to Donald E. and Patricia Smith Goodman. Mr. Goodman was a retired supervisor with Flowers Bakery and attended Minvale Baptist Church. He was a professional drummer, having played mus…

Rickey Hulgan, age 68 of Collinsville, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Mr. Hulgan was born in Ventura, California on September 17, 1950 to the late Thomas Franklin and Lois Gray Hulgan.

Mrs. Sallie Dean Stephens age 80 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Shepherd’s Cove. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kevin McCreless officiating. Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens with R…

Katherine Macey “Bebe” Graham, born May 1, 1935 passed away Tuesday April 9, 2019 at the age of 83. She was the daughter of Reece Macey and Margaret Witherspoon Macey and stepdaughter of James S. Tupper of Nashville, Tn. She was preceded in death by son James Tupper Graham, daughter Mary Kat…

Mr. Larry Nelson age 69 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Murphy & Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens with …

Nina Ruth Black Suddath, 82, passed away April 3, 2019 in Amelia Island, Florida. Born on June 18, 1936 in Sumter County Alabama, to Ulay Jay Black and Ruth Kellett Black, she was the fourth of eventually six siblings. On September 1st, 1960, she married Lovick Pierce Suddath III, whose care…

Mary Annette Thornberry Chappell, 62, of Fort Payne, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019. She was born December 28, 1956 to the late Earl Clarence and Otha McElhaney Thornberry. Annette was an active member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School…

James “Jim” E. Hammonds, Jr., age 76, formerly of Ider, Alabama departed this life on March 31, 2019 at Crowne Health Care. He was born October 4, 1942 to the late James “Edgar” Hammonds and Pauline Lea Hammonds.

Mrs. Linda Pittman Gentry age 61 of Scottsboro, AL passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Highlands Medical Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11AM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Head Springs Cemetery in Valley Head, AL with Rainsville …

Mrs. Barbara Hammon Hill, age 77, of Fort Payne, AL, passed away on March 29, 2019 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.

Mr. James Thomas Phillips, age 25, of Mentone, AL, passed away March 21, 2019.

Wallace Henry Sunderman, 78, of Fort Payne, Alabama, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019. He was born January 26, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Carl Henry Sunderman and Ursula Wallace Sunderman. Mr. Sunderman was retired from Siemens. He was an active member of Our Lady of the …

Patricia Ann Abbott Eberhart, 79 of Hammondville passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019. She was born April 29, 1939 to the late Lucian and Dorothy Tidmore Abbott. Ms. Eberhart graduated in 1957 in the last class to graduate from DeKalb County High School in Fort Payne. She retired from Vulcraft…

Born in Jacksonville, FL to Oliver P. Searing and Marie Hunt Searing on April 25, 1918. Her family moved to Miami in 1920 where her father was an engineer and helped layout the Miami Beach water system. She excelled in her studies, making the honor roll every year and later often appeared in…

Memorial Service for Mr. Barry T. Holdridge, Sr., 78, of Alexander City, will be Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Alexander City. Dr. Steve King will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Church.

Helen Ruth Mathews, 82, of Fort Payne, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was born in DeKalb County April 15, 1936 to the late Arthur William Lee Hilyer and Vira Pauline Hilyer. She was a member of Ruhama Baptist Church.

Mr. Fred C. Mullins, age 80, of Fort Payne, AL, passed away on March 17, 2019 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.

Helen M. Harris Burrell, 87 of Knoxville formerly of Ft. Payne, passed away on March 17, 2019 following a short illness. She was a member of Redemption Harvest Church of Knoxville.

Mrs. Flora Faye Wisner Hunter, age 76 of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was born July 9, 1942, the daughter of the late Mr. Andrew Wisner and the late Mrs. Maggie Greenwood Wisner. Mrs. Hunter retired from The Douglas County Board of Education where she worked…

Duward Earl Chastain, 86, of Branson, Missouri, formerly of Fort Payne, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Zane Rex McNutt age 84 went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on March 08, 2019. Rex was born April 14, 1934 in Ft. Payne, Alabama to William McNutt and Laura Rogers McNutt. Rex grew up in Ft. Payne, Alabama where he lettered in football and graduated from Fort Payne High School

Hayward Carol Killough died peacefully on March 8, 2019 at the age of 80. Carol is survived by his wife of 53 years, Naldia Killough; three daughters, April LaFollette (Stephen) of Anniston, Nicole Walden (Scott) of Alabaster, Andrea Kilgore (Dusty) of Madison; grandchildren, Caroline LaFoll…

Mrs. Virginia Lynn Johnson-Malone, age 49, of Stallion Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday evening, March 3, 2019, in a Chattanooga Hospital following a sudden illness. Born in East Point, Georgia on June 14, 1969, She was a daughter of the late Ralph T. and Patricia Padgett McDon…

Mary Jo Cochran of Chattanooga, TN passed away on March 6, 2019 in Birmingham AL where she had resided since 2017.

Mr. J.P. “Pete” Goldin, Jr. age 90 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lee Bryant & Bro. Rock Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity…

Oleta Heptinstall Curl, 97, of Fort Payne, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Mrs. Curl was born June 8, 1921 in Blanket, Texas to the late Willie and Edith Eaton Heptinstall. She never got over her love of Texas! During World War II, she met James Curl at a military hospital in Brownwood…

Mary Anne Moore Freeman, born Feb. 6, 1931, died Sat. March 2, 2019, in Marietta, GA. She was preceded in death by her beloved Husband, Lamar Freeman and Parents, Ethredge Moore and Bernice Richeson Moore. She earned a BS Degree from the University of Alabama’s School of Commerce and Busines…

Mrs. Mary Eloise Peek, age 85, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at her residence.

Mr. Easton McMichen, of the Lickskillet Community, passed away Sunday Morning. Mr. McMichen was a brick mason, Deacon at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be at Collier-Butler Chapel, at 2PM on Monday, 3/4/2019 for Rita Carr, age 65 who died on Friday, 3/1/2019. Rev. Craig Carlisle will officiate.

Mrs. Peggy Tcherneshoff Pullen, age 82, of Mentone, AL, passed away on February 27, 2019 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cummings, GA.

Mr. Robert Dabbs 83 of Ft. Payne, AL departed tis life February 27, 2019 at his daughter’s residence in Cohutta, GA with his family at his side. He was born January 27, 1936 in Anniston, AL a son of the late John T. Dabbs Sr. and Annie Pierce Dabbs. He was also preceded in death by his wife,…

Mrs. Ellen Frances Burgess Wade, age 81, of Fort Payne, AL, went home to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She worked for many years in the hosiery industry and as a door greeter at Wal-Mart. She loved gardening and t…

Mr. Johnny Bishop age 69, of Ft. Payne, Alabama formerly of the Boaz area died on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Roy B. Kerby, age 96 of Henagar, passes away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his residence. Funeral service is Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Smith and Bill Jeffrey officiating. Burial will follow in Henagar Memorial Park.

Thomas Jefferson Wagner, 86, of Fort Payne, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019. He was born March 26, 1932 to the late Newton K. and Lula Mae Wagner. Mr. Wagner was a millwright by trade and was a member of the TriState Carpenter and Millwright Local Union. He was a member of Delmar Bap…

Mrs. Estelle Mary Smith of Trenton, GA crossed over to be with our Lord and Savior on February 21, 2019.

William Burke “Billy” Hotalen, II, 72, of Fort Payne, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his home. He was born April 15, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Dr. William B. Hotalen and Bessie Faye Jones Hotalen. A 1964 graduate of Fort Payne High School, he played basketball at Sho…

Mr. Richard Lee “Pete” Roden, age 87 of Fort Payne, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019. Mr. Roden was born on December 26, 1931 to the late Jesse and Alice Madison Roden in DeKalb County, Alabama. He was retired from the Fort Payne Fire Department where he served for 25 years. Mr. Roden s…