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Kimiko Osada Bowman

Kimiko Osada Bowman

August 15, 1927 – January 13, 2019 Kimiko Osada Bowman, age 91, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019.  She is predeceased by her parents, Tsuneshiro Osada and Fumiko Itoh and her son, Peter Thomas Bowman.  She is survived by her loving son, Robert Noah Bowman (Cheryl), two grandsons and one great grandson.  She worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 50 years as a research scientist.  There will be no services.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in…

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Larry Wayne Guy

Larry Wayne Guy

May 24, 1944 – January 13, 2019 Larry Wayne Guy, age 74 of Calera, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was born in Birmingham on May 24, 1944 to Wood and Emma Will Guy. Larry was preceded in death by his daughter, Dena Marie Guy. He is survived by his loving wife of 52(+5) years, Jackie S. Guy; daughter, Misty Rena Smith; and grandchildren, Allen and Emma Swindle. Larry was a CPA in the Birmingham are for over…

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Robert Luther Smitherman

Robert Luther Smitherman

April 16, 1927 – January 10, 2019 R.L. Smitherman Jr., age 91 of Chelsea, passed away January 10, 2019. He was a WWII vet and is survived by his wife of 68 years, Frances Jean Smitherman; a son, Bobby (Marie); and daughter, Cindy. He was preceded in death by son, Steven D. Smitherman. He leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to caregivers Gigi Elliot and Myers Hurt for their love and support….

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Esther Violet McClure

Esther Violet McClure

June 13, 1933 – January 9, 2019 Esther V. McClure, age 85, passed away January 9, 2019 due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease. She is preceded in death by her parents Edward Eller and Mamie Eller McKay. She is survived by her loving husband Allen McClure; sons, Wilfred Allen McClure (Dottie) and Gary McClure, daughters; Tammie Vaughn (Calvin) and Sherri Kristjansson (Trausti); 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be at a later date.

Kathy Woods Kidd

Kathy Woods Kidd

June 4, 1948 – January 5, 2019 Kathy Woods Kidd, 70, passed away on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 after a prolonged battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the Oak Mountain Baptist Church in Pelham, Alabama. Kathy Woods Kidd was preceded in death by her father, Henry Harper Woods, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Anne Glover Woods; her husband, Scott Howell Kidd; her sister in law, Martha Kidd…

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Rodger Bruce Offet

Rodger Bruce Offet

September 16, 1932 – January 6, 2019 Rodger Bruce Offet, age 86, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William John & Arvilla Mae VanWert Offet and sons, Tim & Billy.  Rodger is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lois E. Bultema Offet; children, Sue (Bruce) MacKenzie, Ruth Bliss, Sandy (J.T.) Artis, Joel Offet, and Julie (Kenny) Bearden; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.  He worked in the nursery of…

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James Weyburn Eberlein, III

James Weyburn Eberlein, III

James Weyburn Eberlein, III, age 57, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Debra Sanford Eberlein; parents, Patricia Gordon and James Weyburn Eberlein, Jr.; sisters, Andrea Eberlein Gardner (Vance) and Dorie Eberlein Fuller (John); nieces, Kristin Fuller, Sarah Fuller and Ashlyn Gardner; nephew, Drake Gardner; and aunt, Carolyn Clendinin (John) and a host of cousins and friends.  A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in the chapel of Charter…

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Ashvin Kumar Mafatlal Talati

Ashvin Kumar Mafatlal Talati

Ashvin Kumar Mafatlal Talati, age 63, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father Mafatlal Narandas Talati and survived by his mother Chandanben Mafatlal Talati; his loving wife Alka; his sons Amar and Pratik; his uncle Batuk Talati; and his brothers Nitin and Ketan Talati and their families. Close friends and family gathered to witness the cremation on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Charter Funeral Home and Crematory. He will be missed by family and friends.

Bobbie Jean Shifflett

Bobbie Jean Shifflett

September 18, 1937 – December 27, 2018 Bobbie Jean Shifflett, age 81, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018.  She is predeceased by her parents, John and Ethel (Brown) Martin; her loving husband of 52 years, Charles Willard Shifflett; son, Charles Willard Shifflett, Jr.; brother, Ray Martin; sisters, Faye Gray, Carolyn Smith, Lucy Bailey, and Dorothy Martin; and grandson, Terry Lynn Parks, Jr. She is survived by sons, Frankie Parks, Terry Parks (Malinda), and Billy Parks (Sandra); daughters, Karen Jackson (James),…

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John Elmo Weas

John Elmo Weas

February 17, 1934 – December 20, 2018 John Elmo Weas, age 84, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018.  John was a loving husband who was married to the love of his life, Cookie, for 55 years.  His children were his pride and joy, as anyone he spoke with well knew.  He loved to read & had a wealth of knowledge that he willingly shared with everyone he met.  John dedicated his life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1963. …

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