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Bobby G. Malone

By Staff
January 11, 2008
Bobby Gene Malone, 73, of Russellville, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Jan. 11. He passed away at home with his family by his side.
Mr. Malone lived his entire life in Russellville and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, Spruce Pine, Alabama. He was the owner of Malone's Used Cars and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel, Russellville, with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Russellville. Officiating will be Bro. Wayne Boyles.
Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Ellen Williams Malone, Russellville; children, Rosemary Godsey and husband, Tommy, Russellville, Bobby Glenn Malone and wife, Lee, Russellville, Malinda Jean Watkins and husband, DeWayne, Phil Campbell, Patricia Mae Pope, Cornersville, Tennessee, Roy Lee Malone and wife, Carla, Russellville, Judy Renea Taylor, Russellville, Tony Malone and wife, Deanna, Russellville, Timmy Malone and wife, Amy, Russellville, Debbie Hester and husband, Roger, Killen, Alabama, Stacey Hamilton and husband, Ron, Priceville, Alabama; brother, Marion C. Malone and wife, Virginia, Electra, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Eric Godsey, Michael Malone, Shannon Bray, Jason Sparks, Johnny Malone, Jonathan Riley, Anthony Malone, and Jacob Malone.
Honorary pallbearers will be all grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Coleman and Maudie Malone, brothers, Clarence Malone and Clydas Malone; and sister, Willodean Pace.
Special thanks to AlaCare Hospice and the V.A. Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama.
Bobby Joe Mathews
January 5, 2008
Bobby Joe Mathews, 66, of Haleyville, passed away Jan. 5 at Walker Baptist Hospital in Jasper. He was born in Haleyville Sept. 19, 1941 to Robert and Mary Mathews.
Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at Pinkard Funeral Home with Dennis Chambers and Billy Brasher officiating. Burial followed in Old Macedonia Cemetery.
He is survived by a daughter, Sheila Gail Phillips, of Haleyville; brother, Larry Lee Mathews, of Ashridge; sisters, Mary Lou Mitchell and Tincy Chambers, of Haleyville; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Oma Lee Williams Mathews and parents, Robert and Mary Mathews.
Bill Tittle
January 10, 2008
Bill Tittle, 74, of Lynn, passed away Jan. 10 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Winston County.
Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at Cross Roads Church of Christ with Tim Box and Guy Hester officiating. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Tish" Tittle; sons, Steve and Casey Tittle, both of Nauvoo; daughter, Peggy Moore, of Lynn; sisters, Willodean Tittle and Earlene Franks, of Lynn; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Tittle; parents, L.C. and Pearl Tittle and several brothers and sisters.
Deborah Kay Edwards Sims
January 10, 2008
Deborah Kay Edwards Sims, 48, of Haleyville, passed away Jan. 10 at Princeton Hospital. She was born in Russellville, June 1959 to D.C. and Mary Frances Taylor and was a member of Gray Rock Congregational Methodist Church in Phil Campbell.
Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Pinkard Funeral Home with Chris Taylor officiating. Burial was in Blue Springs Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, D. Walter Sims; children, Connie Sims, Barry Glenn Sims, Wanda Kay Sims, Tammy Sims, all of Haleyville, David W. Sims, Phillip A. Sims, of Jasper; brother, David Taylor, of Haleyville; sister, Mary Cooper, of Haleyville; grandchildren, Christopher Lee Sims, Lawanda Kay Sims, Jacob Ray Sims, Matthew Sims, Ashley Nicole Sims, Adam Keith Overton, Jennifer Sims, Dawson Sims, Jamie Brewer, Joshua Bearden, Brittany, Joshua and Toby McNatt. She was preceded in death by her parents, D.C. and Mary Frances Taylor; grandmother, Mable Edwards; sister, Teresa Diann Gravitt.
Jimmie Weatherford Johnson
January 6, 2008
Jimmie Weatherford Johnson, 73, of Birmingham, died Jan. 6 at his home.
He was born Oct. 23, 1934 in Red Bay to Luther Dell and Bertha Frederick Johnson. He was a watchmaker/jeweler and former resident of Red Bay. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 690. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Burnes E. Johnson, Arlan Johnson, H.B. Johnson, L.D. Johnson; one sister, Ruth Lee.
Graveside services were held at Bexar Cemetery Jan. 8 with Bro. Woody Baughn officiating.
Survivors include three children, Tony G. Johnson (Beverly), of Counce, Tenn., Mary Beth Al-Rousan (Bilal), of Concord, N.C., Marc C. Johnson (Debra), of Adger; four grandchildren, Nick Alexander, Noah Johnson, Tariq Al-Rousan and Emily Al-Rousan.
James Roland Yielding
January 6, 2008
James Roland Yielding, 74, of Red Bay, was born Oct. 7, 1933 in Alabama to John and Etta Watkins Yielding. He was an employee of Reynolds Metals Co. for 28 and a half years and was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Yielding, his parents, five sisters and two brothers.
Graveside services were held at Red Bay City Cemetery Jan. 8 with Bro. Mark McCraney officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 49 and a half years, Jane Yielding; daughter, Rachel Fox (Mike), of Florence; sisters, Flotella Dunway, of Nashville; Grace Brand, of Leeds, Pauline Pitts, of Russellville; grandchildren, Tiffany Posey, Matthew Fox and Brady Fox; great-grandchildren, Braxton Posey and Brooklyn Posey.
N. Virginia Scott
January 8, 2008
N. Virginia Scott, 83, of Red Bay, was born March 20, 1924 in Franklin County to Bob and Eller Scott and was a waitress at George's Steakhouse. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services were held at Sparks Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Doug Wells officiating.
Survivors include her son, Jerry McKinney (Esta), of Red Bay; four grandchildren, Jeff McKinney (Allison), of Huntsville, Jerrod McKinney (Donna), of Russellville, John McKinney (Rebekah), of Huntsville and Jada Berry (Brandon), of Belmont, Miss.; five great-grandsons, three step-great-granddaughters, one step-great-great-granddaughter; sister, Nova Grissom, of Daytona Beach; sister-in-law, Lorene Scott, of Waleska, Geo.
Pallbearers were Jeff McKinney, Jerrod McKinney, John McKinney, Hoyt Grissom, Roger Scott and James Scott.
Roberta Murphree
January 10, 2008
Roberta Murphree, 83, of Vina, was born Sept. 26, 1924 in Franklin County to Dink and Janie Holland Parker and was a seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Murphree, parents, three daughters and son-in-law, Jack Locklear.
Funeral services were held Jan. 12 with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery with Bro. W.D. Humphres officiating.
Survivors include children, Lee Patterson (Peggy), of Red Bay; Dorothy Locklear, of Vina, Peggy Mason (Ralph), of Fulton, Miss.; sister, Gertrude Massey, of Dennis, Miss.; brothers, Eldon Parker (Barbara), of Golden, Miss., Elbert Parker (Eloise) and Billy W. Parker (Vickie), all of Vina, William F. Parker, of Bloomington, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews.
Maxel Leon Webb
January 11, 2008
Maxel Leon Webb, 68, of Haleyville, passed away Jan. 11 at Russellville Hospital. He was born in Winston County Aug. 7, 1939 to Walter and Gladys Webb. He was a retired maintenance mechanic from Haleyville Housing Authority. He was a member and a deacon of Mountain View Baptist Church in Phil Campbell.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Sammy Taylor officiating.
Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery in Phil Campbell.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Webb, of Haleyville; children, Carol Davis and Stephen Webb; grandchildren, Mallory Davis, Hannah Davis, Ashley Webb and Megan Webb.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, James and Gary Webb.
Margaret Ann Flippen Wright
January 13, 2008
Margaret Ann Flippen Wright, 79, of Madison, died Jan. 13.
Funeral services will be held Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Russellville with burial to follow in Tuscumbia Oakwood Cemetery.
Officiating will be Rev. Belon Friday, Rev. David Bryson and Rev. Don Wright.
Survivors include daughters, Jane Fain and husband, Al, of Madison, Eliza Ann Adams and husband, Craig, of Ashburn, Va., Missy Richey and husband, Ben, of Russellville; sisters, Daisy Kinard and husband, Jack, of Houston, Texas, Mary Flippen, of Russellville, Lou Laster and husband, Joe, of Belfast, Tenn.; brothers, Dr. Joe Flippen, of Florence, Murphree Flippen and wife, Andi, of Killen, Sam Flippen and wife, Eleanor, of Florence; grandchildren, Bill and Alison Fain, Art Richie, Alex Richie, Eliza Jane Richie, Samantha Adams, Nicole Adams.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph, Jr. and Marguerite Flippen; grandparents, William Hampton and Marguerite Eliza Shaw; husband, William Harold Wright; sister, Betty Jane Bryson; brother, William Hampton Flippen.
Pallbearers include Everett Laster, Lyn Laster, Shaw Flippen, Jerry Flippen, John Flippen, Bill Fain, Art Richie, Joey Flippen, Charles Keel, Robert Keel, Don Hancock, Charles Jones, Boy Scout Troop No. 39 of Russellville, Bill Flippen and Pat Flippen.
She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Huntsville.
Mrs. Wright loved nature and gardening. She was a member of the Cultura Garden Club.
She was a certified water safety instructor for the American Red Cross. She was always willing to help those in need.
She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a bachelor's degree and was a teacher in the Huntsville City School District.
She loved teaching and being with her students.
Mrs. Wright also loved entertaining her family and friends. Her family and friends were her life's greatest joy. She always lived her life one day at a time. She was a wonderful and loving mother and special friend to those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Agnes Willingham Clark
January 14, 2008
Agnes William Clark, 82, of Phil Campbell, died Jan. 14.
Visitation will be held Jan. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Akins Funeral Home in Russellville. Funeral services will be held Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Wayne Boyles and Bro. David Sanderson officiating.
Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, John Clark, of Phil Campbell; son, Wayne Balentine and wife, Teri, of Spring Valley; daughters, Shelia Yearick and husband, Richard, of Meridianville, Brenda Bagwell and husband, Bill, of Orlando; sister-in-law, Sarah Hall and husband, Larry, of Portland, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Willingham.
Pallbearers include Dondie Burcham, Shawn Burcham, Buz White, Bo Balentine, Mike Stockton and Chris Sadler.
Honorary pallbearers include, Charles Pedon and Jerry Shields.
Nellie Ford Isom
January 14, 2008
Nellie Ford Isom, 88, of Spruce Pine, passed away Jan. 14.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel Jan. 16, which will be followed by the funeral in the chapel at 11 a.m.
Officiating will be her nephew, Tim Grissom, Lonnie Oldag and Eddie Caskey.
Burial will follow in Wingo Cemetery in Spruce Pine.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Robin Grissom, Curtis Grissom, Danny Grissom, Stephen Stone, Keith Stone and cousin, Ralph Wingo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer O. Isom, and son, James Earl Isom.
She was a lifelong resident of Franklin County, a member of Quinn Memorial Church of Christ and a resident of the Country Cottage for the last two years.
Mrs. Isom, fondly known as "Mama Nell," loved people and was a mother and grandmother to everyone.
She loved flowers and everyone enjoyed her buttercups in the spring. She was an avid quilter, loved puzzles and playing dominos with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Ford Ezzell and husband, Don, Ruby Speck and husband, Jimmy; sister, Doris Grissom; brother, Bobby Stone and wife, Nina, of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Sherrie Kirby, Hope Adkins and husband, Mike, Terry Ezzell and wife, Kristie, Chris Speck and wife, Talia, Molly Mitchell and husband, John, Eric Ezzell and wife, Laura Beth; great-grandchildren, Jessica Kirby, Logan and Landon Ezzell, Clay and Dylan Adkins, Jackson Mitchell and Kaitlin Speck.
'The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Country Cottage for their kindness and excellent care.
Lottie King
January 15, 2008
Lottie Lucille Fretwell King, age 91, of Florence died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 of natural causes. She is a native of Franklin County, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akins Funeral Home in Russellville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 at Akins Funeral Home beginning at 11 a.m. Bro. Joe Lenox will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Ms. King is survived by son, Denzil King and wife, Patsy, of Russellville; daughter, Rebecca Dickinson, and husband, Bill, of Sheffield; sister, Margaret Devaney of Russellville; sister-in-law, Rachel Fretwell of Leighton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one great -great grandchild.
Ms. King was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Minnie Fretwell; husband, Neal King; and son, Grady King.
The family would like to thank the station four nursing staff at Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing Home for taking such lover care of their mother.
Akins Funeral Home of Russellville assisted the family.

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