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Franklin D. Allen

Franklin D. Allen

Franklin D. Allen, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Allen and Millie Lawley Booth and his loving wife of 32 years, Ruth Allen.  Dee is survived by his daughter, Teresa Allen Phillips; granddaughter, Krystal Francies; grandson, Adam Rowe; great granddaughter, Madison Glass; and great grandsons, Kamren Alexander, Ryder Alexander, Harrison Francies, and Ansley Francies.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00…

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Isabel delCarmen Martinez Villalta

Isabel delCarmen Martinez Villalta

Isabel delCarmen Martinez Villalta, age 47, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019.  She is survived by her husband, Juan Miguel Quijada Palencia; children, Areli Quijada, Roxana Quijada, and Miguel Quijada; and parents, Mario Orlando Martinez and Estebana Villalta.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed immediately by a funeral service from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., both in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home.  Family will continue to receive visitors until 9:00…

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Ruthie Willowdean Averette

Ruthie Willowdean Averette

Ruthie Willowdean Averette, age 80, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019.  She is predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Ruth Spain.  Dean is survived by her loving husband, Otha Me Averette and son, Larry Keith Averette.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., followed immediately by a funeral service, both in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Bailey’s Chapel.

James Samuel Martin

James Samuel Martin

James Samuel Martin, age 78, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  A graveside service with full U.S. Air Force Honors will be held in the Alabama National Cemetery, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.  Charter Funeral Home entrusted.

Norma Jean Dunnaway Gould

Norma Jean Dunnaway Gould

COLUMBIANA – Norma Jean Gould, age 69, of Columbiana, Al. went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Summerhill Baptist Church. Jean is preceded in death by her mother, Virgie Arthur; step-father, Dennis Arthur; father, Norman Dunnaway; daughter, Laura Horton; and son-in-law, Dennis Horton. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 50 years,…

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Houston Eugene White

Houston Eugene White

        Houston “Gene” White, age 87 of Shelby, AL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 4, 2019. He loved his family dearly and was an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Gene was born November 26, 1931, and was raised in Alabaster. In April 1951, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Before serving in the Air Force, Gene tried out for the Boston Braves (now Atlanta Braves). Before reporting…

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Thaddeus “Buddy” Grubbs

Thaddeus “Buddy” Grubbs

GRUBBS, Thaddeus “Buddy”, age 92, of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side, on August 28, 2019. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was reunited with his wife of 65 years, Hazel V. Grubbs, where together they are dancing and singing the praises of God our Father.      Mr. Grubbs was born on February 7, 1927 in Siluria, Alabama. As a young husband and father, Thad worked hard at whatever he needed…

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Joseph Paul Finocchio

Joseph Paul Finocchio

July 13, 1956 – August 30, 2019 Joseph Paul Finocchio, age 63, passed away on August 30, 2019.  Joseph is predeceased by his father, Joseph Michael Finocchio.  He is survived by his wife, Pamela Finocchio; mother, Frances Finocchio; daughter, Tonya Dunn (Matt Alford); stepsons, Billy Jack Fremin (Jennifer), Terry Hateley (Kelly), Alex Hateley (Cailin); grandsons, Michael Evans, Samuel Evans, Brenon Hateley, Noah Corda, Xander Hateley; granddaughters, Nicole Alford, Brook Alford, Mariah Hateley, Sarah Fremin; sisters, Rose Peal (Roger), Patricia Frederick…

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Robert Allen McClain

Robert Allen McClain

Robert Allen McClain was born July 24, 1979 to Jim & Bonnie McClain.  Robert was married for 20 years to his high school love, Holli McClain.  Together, they had 3 beautiful children, Madison, Cole and Natalie.  He was also raising his niece, Taylynn, like his own child. Robert loved sports and some of his best times were spent on a baseball field, coaching his son, Cole.  He also loved to be in a deer stand with his children, or on…

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Michael Leon Lucas

Michael Leon Lucas

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Michael Leon Lucas, age 33 of Robbinsdale, MN went to be with the LORD. A native of Montevallo, AL, Michael loved life. His big smile, infectious laugh and hugs will be missed. He is preceded in death by his dad, Hubert Leon Lucas, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Leslie “Jennie” Lucas; brother, Kevin B. Lucas; nieces, Lexi Lucas, Khloe, and Gracie; uncles, Roy Lucas (Rhonda) and John Lucas (Linda); cousins, Cheryl Tipton, Emily…

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