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James Leroy Vines

James Leroy Vines

11/22/1942 – 1/16/2022 James Leroy Vines, 79, entered into the Presence of his Lord, in the early morning hours of January 16, 2022. James was born on November 22, 1942 and also grew up in the Rock Creek community in Western Jefferson County. He graduated from Hueytown High School and received a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Jacksonville State University/ He was proud to serve his country as a U.S. Marine and would talk about his days in the Military…

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James “Marshall” Cochran

James “Marshall” Cochran

James “Marshall” Cochran   Marshall Cochran, age 79, of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on January 12, 2022, while at his home. Marshall was born on October 13, 1942 to James and Nellie (McCrory) Cochran in Marvel, Alabama. He grew up in the Montevallo area and graduated from West Blocton High School. After decades of employment, Marshall retired from Mill Source, formerly Brown Moulding Company. He truly loved his job, colleagues, and customers. Marshall had an uncanny way to make people…

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Larry T Shelton

Larry T Shelton

Larry T Shelton, age 53 of Calera passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was a graduate of Pelham High School and employed by Watkins Metal. He was an avid Auburn and Clemson fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hal and June Shelton. Larry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carla Collins Shelton; sister, Kay Chenoweth (David); brother, Hal Shelton; father and mother in-law, Jimmy and Linda Collins; sister and brother in-law, Laura and Tyler…

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Michael Wesley Seales

Michael Wesley Seales

Michael Wesley Seales May 20, 1958 – January 6, 2022 MICHAEL, AGE 63, LOST HIS BATTLE TO STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER ON JANUARY 6, 2022. MICHAEL WAS BORN IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA TO JAMES AND JOANN SEALES. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ENSLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977. HE LIVED MOST OF HIS LIFE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS WHERE HE MET HIS WIFE OF 39 YEARS, ISABELLA SEALES. HIS HOBBIES INCLUDED FISHING, RIDING HIS HARLEY AND ALABAMA FOOTBALL. (ROLL TIDE). HIS…

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Krista Contreras Reiter

Krista Contreras Reiter

Krista Contreras Reiter, 21, left this Earth far too soon on December 28, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Private Second Class Brandon Reiter, a fur mom, a daughter, a sister, a beloved friend, and an avid lover of animals. She was known for her extraordinary kindness and her fun-loving attitude. She was fiercely loyal to those she loved and always willing to help out anybody – or any animal – in need. Those who loved Krista describe her…

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Gerald Clark Wobig

Gerald Clark Wobig

Gerald Clark Wobig was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He left this world for his heavenly home on January 2, 2022 at the age of 80. Gerald was born to Harold and Ellen Wobig in Jamesville, WI, on November 27, 1941. After graduating high school, Gerald began his career as a mechanical engineer at Amerock and continued his longstanding career at Master Lock until his early retirement, then did a short stint as a truck driver for Schneider…

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Kay Strickland Higginbotham

Kay Strickland Higginbotham

Kay Strickland Higginbotham 3/22/1937 – 12/21/2021 Mom was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was the light in her parents’ eyes, especially being their only child. She had a flair for the dramatic and was considered a “Triple Crown” performer, loving singing, dancing, and acting, earning her the nickname Broadway Kay in later years. She also enjoyed horseback riding, baseball (serving as a coach on one of her son’s teams), basketball, and spending time with her many cousins. After graduating Ramsey…

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Charles Dunnaway

Charles Dunnaway

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Charles Dunnaway, loving husband, father of two children, grandfather of eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; was called from this world to his heavenly home by the LORD at the age of 66. Charles was born on May 27, 1955 in Birmingham, AL to Carl and Virginia Dunnaway. He married Jackie on May 29, 1976 and raised two children: Christopher (Chris) and Michelle. Charles spent many years working for Birmingham and Pelham City municipalities, leading maintenance…

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Billie Ruth Bristow Massey

Billie Ruth Bristow Massey

Billie Ruth Bristow Massey, aged 82 of Calera, AL passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ressie Bristow; her daughters, Pamela Skinner and Katy White, as well as her husband of 52 years, William Boyd (Hoppy) Massey; brother, Bob Bristow and sister, Bertie Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Cable (Sonny) of Calera;  sons, Randall Massey of Phoenix, AZ and Shane Massey (Ashley) of Calera; grandchildren, Shelley…

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Mark Lee Bingham

Mark Lee Bingham

Mark Lee Bingham, 57, passed away on December 5, 2021. Mark is survived by his six children, Cassy LeeAnn Dailey (Scott Dailey), Marky Elizabeth Bingham, Ethan Mark Bingham, Elise Brie Bingham, Brinlynn Lee Bingham, and Baileeann Pearl Bingham; as well as his two grandchildren, John Mark Dailey and Asher Scott Dailey. Mark is also survived by his parents, Ralph Edward Bingham, Jr. and Dorothy Cato Bingham, and his brothers, Herschel Bingham, Ralph Bingham, and Robert Bingham. Mark is predeceased by…

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