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Mr. Leeman V. Dunn, age 89, of Fort Payne, AL, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at his residence.

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Mazie Elizabeth Canter Bryant, passed on Monday, February 24, 2020 at her home in Fort Payne, Alabama at the age of 78.

Mrs. Sharon Browder Sissom, age 59, of Fort Payne Passed Away February 19, 2020. Funeral Services will be at Rainsville Funeral Home Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 3 pm. Graveside service to follow immediately after at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Bro. Tommy Puckett officiating. 

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.

Ellen Avalos age 67, of Ft. Payne, AL went to be with the Lord after a brief illness on February 8, 2020.

Zella Marie Cate, 41, Gadsden, died on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Jewel Elizabeth Chisenhall, 85, of Fort Payne, passed away peacefully Monday, February 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born July 18, 1934 in Henagar, Alabama to the late Joseph and Evelyn Anderson McSpadden.  Mrs. Chisenhall was a member of First United Methodist Chur…

Emily Norwood McNew, 66, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.  She was born August 27, 1953 in Scottsboro, Alabama to the late Welton Hoover Norwood and Sue Austin Norwood.  She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church for over 40 y…

Donnie Beard, age 67, of Samantha, AL passed away January 31, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, February 3, 2020 at Arbor Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Connell, Bro. Nick Hensley and Bro. Samuel Tharp officiating.   

   Funeral Service for Mary Elizabeth Culpepper Davis, 82, of Dadeville, Alabama, will be Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Dadeville First United Methodist Church.  Rev. Paul Messer and Rev. Michael Carver will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Camp Hill Cemetery.  The fami…

Melanie Elizabeth Shippey, age 62, of Atlanta, GA passed away suddenly on Monday, January 27, 2020.  Born in Homestead, Florida to Lieutenant Colonel John J. and Opal “Pat” Shippey, Melanie spent her childhood in numerous Air Force bases throughout the US and Japan before serving in the USAF…

    William E. “Bill” Rupil, age 73, of Valley Head, passed away January 31, 2020 at Dekalb Regional Medical Center. Mr. Rupil was born in Fort Payne on May 8, 1946 to the late Marion and Neda Green Rupil.

Claudia Inez Faulkner Miller, age 89 of Fort Payne, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020. Mrs. Miller was born on October 2, 1930 to the late Arch & Ellen Pope Faulkner in Dekalb County. She was of Baptist faith.

Michael Allen Dillon, 64 years, formerly of Fort Payne, AL passed away January 16, 2020 at his home in Fort Myers, FL. He was born July 27, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio.   

Dr. Richard M. Ferguson, Jr., 94, of Fort Payne, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020.  He was born June 22, 1925 in Attalla, Alabama to the late Richard Monroe Ferguson, Sr. and Verna Rhodes Ferguson.  He was a 1943 graduate of Etowah High School.  Dr. Ferguson was a veteran of the United S…

Mrs. Zennie Sue Rogers Jones age 85 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Alan Hallmark officiating.  Burial will follow in Gle…

Mrs. Nelda Jones age 82 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Collinsville Health & Rehab.  Funeral service will be held on  Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2PM in Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.   Burial will follow in Broadway Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, …

Mr. Charles Ray McClendon, age 80, of Sylvania passed away January 20, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Bro. Larry Kirby & Bro. Jimmy Holland will be officiating. Burial will follow in Chaney’s Chapel cemetery.…

Alfred W. Groghan, 79, of Mentone, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at his home.  He was born February 12, 1940 in West Virginia to the late Ree and Mary Ruth Pyle Groghan and was one of six children.  Al spent his career in real estate and construction.

Ellen “Millie” Eberhart Mitchell, 73, Fort Payne, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020.    She was a member of Walkers Chapel United Methodist Church and was a cashier at Lowe’s.

Helen Irene Lucas, 96, of Fort Payne passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020.  She was born December 14, 1923 to the late James William Riley Fowler and Della Naomi Gaddis Fowler.  Mrs. Lucas was both an RN and a CRNA.  She was head of In Service Education at Princeton Baptist Medical Center be…

Gene Thompson, 82, of Fort Payne, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020.  He was born in DeKalb County on June 11, 1937 to the late James R. and Lucille Meadows Thompson.  Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the United States Army.  He retired from Cherokee Hosiery and was a member of First Baptist…

Imogene W. Veal, 89, of Fort Payne, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020.  She was born December 16, 1930 to the late George and Rosalee James Watson.  She was a member of Godfrey Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Kenneth Joe Goggans age 84 of Fyffe, AL passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at his residence.  Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 1PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens with military honors with Rainsvil…

Bruce L. Alford (63) passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, in Fort Payne, DeKalb County, AL after an extended illness. He was born in Augusta, Richmond County, GA to the late Douglas Lamar (D.L.) Alford and Barbara Speed Alford. He was a native of Martinez, GA where he was a member of Wa…

Mrs. June Shirey age 81 of Sylvania, AL passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Starling officiating.  Burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery with Rain…

  Audrey Rogers, age 93 of Fort Payne, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Mrs. Rogers was born on January 18, 1926 to the late Sherman & Alice Pike Jolley in Dekalb County, Alabama.

Cecil Ray Everett, 88, of Fort Payne, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Everett was born February 24, 1931 in Blairsville, Georgia to the late Fulmer Frank Everett and Bonnie Josephine Queen Everett.  He was a veteran of the United Sta…

The honorable, Judge Robert Daniel “Dan” Beck, age 73 of Fort Payne, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Beck was born on July 23, 1946 to the late William Morris & Vera Inez Isbell Beck in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Betty Jo (Cochran) Kegler, 90, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019, of natural causes.  She was born and raised in Collinsville, Alabama, by parents Walter and Verby Cochran, along with older brother Walter Cochran Jr..  Betty Jo graduated from Alabama College in Montevallo, Alabama …

Mattie Golden, age 88 of Mentone, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Golden was born on March 22, 1931 to the late Huey & Clara Spruill Dickey, Sr. in Pell City, Alabama. She graduated college from the University of Montevallo and went on to teach school in the …

Mrs. Maria Snowy Bell age 59 of Rainsville, AL formerly of California passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Scottsboro, AL.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11AM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Goss officiating.  Rainsville Funeral H…

Jean Everett Beasley, 86, of Fort Payne, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019.  She was born August 6, 1933 in DeKalb County to the late Green B. and Lillah Patton Everett.  Jean was a retired teacher from the Fort Payne City School system and a member of First Baptist Church.

Mr. Stanley Smith, age 73, of Chattanooga, TN, formerly of the High Point Community, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Park Ridge Hospital.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12NOON at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Rogers & Bro. Wayn…

Mr. James Edward Pollock, 80, of Montgomery, Alabama, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Stanley Smith age 73 of Chattanooga, TN, formerly of the High Point Community, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Park Ridge Hospital.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12NOON at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Rogers & Bro. Wayne …

Mr. Charles W. Hammonds, age 92, of Valley Head, AL, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Erlanger Medical Center.

OCALA, FL - Roberto Sacasas was born in Cuba on October 9, 1941 and passed away on November, 29th, 2019 after battles with cancer. He went to his Lord from his home in Ocala, FL. after having been surrounded by loving family members. He was 78 years old.

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, Kenneth Farr Bonner peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his family following a battle with cancer.  

Rufus Edward “Eddie” McPherson, 57, of Cartersville, Georgia, formerly of Fort Payne, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Eddie was a 1980 graduate of Fort Payne High School and later Jacksonville State University and Lincoln Memorial University. He was an educator, currently the Drama D…

James Clinton “Jim” McGee, age 74, passed away peacefully in his home on November 15th, 2019. He was born on September 30, 1945. Jim was a 1963 graduate of Fort Payne High School; he attended Auburn University from 1963-1965, and later graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1968. Ji…

William Guy “Squeak” Smith, 78, of Mentone, Alabama went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 10, 2019 while at his home.

Jerry Martin, 81, of Stephenville, died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Opal Gann Newman age 90 of Sylvania, AL passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Shepherd’s Cove.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Goggans officiating.  Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery wit…

Mr. Lewis Hugh Tumlin Jr., age 88, of Fort Payne, AL, passed away on November 5, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Wendell L. Elliott age 91 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2PM at Broadway Baptist Church’s Faith Chapel with Dr. Kevin McCreless officiating. Burial will follow in Bro…

Mrs. Whitney Danielle LaBuda Martin, age 30, of Valley Head, AL, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

Brenda Carol Whitzell, age 54, born on May 30, 1965, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at home. She is survived by three children: Teddy Alan Johnson, Jessica Johnson Ellis, and Adam Curtis Whitzell; two siblings Linda Akers and David Bryant; and multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Joe Nix Quin of Dothan passed away after a lengthy illness peacefully at his home on May 19, 2019.  He was 86.

Joy Elizabeth Brittain McKaig, age 54, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. She was born July 27th, 1965. She was a 1983 graduate of Fort Payne High School and attended Northeast State and Jacksonville State University.  Anyone who knew Joy knew of her deep and …

Mr. Jerry Hamby age 71 of Rainsville, AL passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Marshall Medical Center South.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Warren’s Graveyard with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc.…

Mrs. Maureen Roberts Brewer, age 99, of Fort Payne, Alabama passed away on Oct. 5, 2019 at the Collinsville Nursing Home.

Kathy Reece Baker, 65, of Fort Payne, passed away Friday at her residence. Kathy was born Sept. 25, 1954 in Fort Payne, daughter of the late Edsel Reece and Wanda Davis Reece. She was retired from the City of Fort Payne as a Clerk, with one of her duties as coordinator of Glenwood Cemetery.