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Shelton Lynn Price

Shelton Lynn Price

March 23, 1943 – October 30, 2018   Shelton Lynn Price of Jemison, Alabama passed away at the age of 75 on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, after a 15 year battle with Parkinson’s.  His brave spirit marked that time with customary determination, grace, and well-known humor. After attending the University of Alabama where he met his wife, Donna, Shelton was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force.  After serving in the Air Force, he enlisted in the Army from where he…

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Tsuneko S. Wyrosdick

Tsuneko S. Wyrosdick

Tsuneko Wyrosdick, age 90 of Alabaster, passed away on Monday, October 8. 2018.  She is predeceased by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Wada.  Tsuneko was born in Oshin, Japan.  She was a member of a square-dancing club.  During one of their picnics, she was on a small boat with two of her friends.  Their boat tipped.  Her two friends knew how to swim, but she did not.  A young gentleman by the name of Dennis was nearby and saved her.  Dennis and Tsuneko married in March of…

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Charles Shelby Batson Jr.

Charles Shelby Batson Jr.

  Charles Shelby Batson Jr. passed away on September 29, 2018, at the age of 66. Shelby was born in Avera, Mississippi and grew up in Petal, MS. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with an undergraduate degree in Advertising and later received an MBA from Samford University. He started his career at McRae’s Department Store where he served as a Buyer for Small Electrics, Assistant Manager, and finished in the District Office. Next, he worked as a…

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John Tufia Saab, Jr.

John Tufia Saab, Jr.

April 29, 1938 – September 24, 2018 John Tufia Saab, Jr., age 80, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018. John was also known to friends as “Sahony”.  He was a member of Southern Skeet and Trap Club for 20 years. He was a Pressman with The Birmingham News and retired after 33 years. An avid book collector, he spent time in second-hand stores searching for classic novels. His favorite book was Journey by James A. Michener. He loved music…

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Donna Ballard

Donna Ballard

Donna Ballard Age 65, of Jemison passed away on September 23, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Rita Bohannon; sons John Mark, Raymond, Timothy, and Cameron Ballard; sister Vesta O’Conner; brothers Larry Stone and Thomas O’Conner. She is preceded in death by her Loving husband John Ballard; parents, Charles O’Conner and Donnie Nettles. There will be a visitation on Saturday, September 19, 2018 from 11:00 -1 p.m. with a service to follow at   2 p.m, at Mars Hill Baptist…

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Keith Derrell Petty

Keith Derrell Petty

Keith Derrell Petty July 15, 1947 – September 22, 2018 Keith Derrell Petty, age 71 of Hoover, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  He was predeceased by his parents Orwin Earl Petty and Beverly Lavonne (Kilian) Petty.  He is survived by his loving partner, Eva Sasser; daughters, Erika Cross (Alan), and Michelle Petty; granddaughters, Ashtyn Cross and Avery Thompson; grandsons, Peyton, Keiran, and Caelan Cross; brother, Ray Petty (Anne); half-sister, Yvonne Pringle (Tom); half-brother, Troy Petty (Judy); nieces, Kristen…

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Brian Christopher Kelley

Brian Christopher Kelley

August 4, 1984 – September 21, 2018 Brian Christopher Kelley, age 34 of Columbiana, Alabama passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Wayne Kelly; grandfather, Earl Sorrells; and Uncle David “Pete” Michael Kelley.  Brian is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Katie L. Kelley; sons, Lewis and Christopher Kelley; mother, Tammy Lorraine Sorrells; brother Johnathan Kelley; nephew, Trenton Kelley; cousin/brother Eugene Stripling; grandparents, Lewis and Agnes Kelley; grandmother, Sylvia…

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Sandra Kay Rylee

Sandra Kay Rylee

Sandra Martin Rylee of Calera went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 20, 2018.  She is survived by her son, Stephen Rylee (Kayla), daughter Heather Ferguson (Bart), grandchildren Drew, Abby, Jacob, Kelsey, Chandler, Sydney, Chase, Luke, and Geoffrey; sisters-in-law Anita Rylee and Faye Martin, and nieces Kathy, Kristi, Reecie, and Celeste.  She is proceeded in death by her husband, Norman Wayne Rylee, brother William D Martin, and nephew Billy Martin. The family will receive friends at Charter…

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Gary Frank Jackson

Gary Frank Jackson

Gary Frank Jackson, age 75, passed from this life to his heavenly home on September 19, 2018, after a long battle with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He worked in mortgage banking and real estate for many years. Gary was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, serving on the administrative board, also a member of JOY Sunday School class and served as an usher. He was a member and past president of the Mountain Brook Exchange Club. He…

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Billy Ray Woodard

Billy Ray Woodard

September 18, 1943 – August 29, 2018   Major Billy R. Woodard, retired, US Army, of Helena, Alabama, died peacefully at his home on August 29, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Atkinson County, Georgia on September 18, 1943, he was the son of the late Jimmie Thomas Woodard and Fronna Ruth (Corbitt). He was raised and educated in Jacksonville, Florida. Following graduation, he entered the Foreign National Guard while working in management for a local grocery chain. He…

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