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Gloria Faye Gouge

Gloria Faye Gouge

Faye Gouge, age 68, passed peacefully onto Heaven on Jan. 28, 2019 Born on May 8, 1950 to Wiley & Mary Anna Hall from the Dothan, AL. area. Survived by husband – Richard Gouge, Brothers – Jerry Hall & Clyde Hall, Sister – Bonnie Smith Children – Wendy Kennedy, Rosemary Wynn, Richard Rogers, Johnny Rogers Stepchildren – Robert Gouge, John Gouge Grandchildren – Michael Norton, Scott Wynn, Justin Wynn, Adam Wynn, Candace Stafford, Amber Rogers, Courtney Smith, Morgan Rogers, Samuel…

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John Mosley

John Mosley

John Mosley, 91, originally from Bluff Park-Hoover, AL. passed away peacefully Friday morning, Jan. 25.  He retired from South Central Bell and he was a WWII veteran serving in Osaka, Japan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn S. Mosley and Mary C. Mosley. Also preceded in death by his mother, Nollie Watson Mosley; father, Reginal Neal Mosley; brothers, Neil, Earnest, and William Mosley; sisters, Rexie Stone, Frances Teems, Nora Hart; and great granddaughter, Amelia Burns. He is…

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Ma Dalia Martinez-Garza

Ma Dalia Martinez-Garza

November 3, 1959 – January 23, 2019 Ma Dalia Martinez-Garza, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. A visitation will be held in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow immediately after, also in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home. Ma Dalia, your sons and grandsons love you forever. Tus hijos y nietos te amamos para siempre.

John Richard Lehman

John Richard Lehman

John R. Lehman, aged 94 years, peacefully passed away on 24 January surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 August 1924, and raised in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, Dad was a student at Gettysburg College at the outbreak of World War II.  Enlisting in the U.S. Army on 5 December 1942, Dad served as a combat medic and as a pharmacy technician with the 25th Infantry Division, 25th Medical Battalion, in the Southwest Pacific Theater of…

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Harold Lynn Hill

Harold Lynn Hill

12/20/37 – 1/21/19 Lynn was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Harold & Evelyn Hill.  A graduate of the University of Maryland with civil and mechanical engineering degrees; he had a long career in his field. He worked for Hardy Corporation, designing dams and bridges and had partnership in a business doing test and balance. He spent his latter years in heating and air conditioning design. Lynn enjoyed playing Lacrosse at both Catonsville High School and at the University of Maryland. …

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David L. Rupert, Jr.

David L. Rupert, Jr.

David L. Rupert, Jr. died January 20, 2019 at his home in Alabaster, AL. David was born on January 20, 1942 in Lewistown, PA. David married Jennifer L. Collins on July 10, 1965 and together they raised 4 daughters. David enjoyed a successful career with U.S. Steel and lived in Lake Hopatcong, Houston and Pittsburgh before ending up in Birmingham. He loved Alabama football and was a faithful fan – ROLL TIDE! He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and…

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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. Kim immigrated to the United States from her native Japan in 1951. In the course of only five years, she completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics and chemistry at Radford College, and MS and PhD degrees in statistics at Virginia Tech. Many years later, she was also awarded a doctorate in mathematical engineering from Tokyo University. Her close and active collaboration…

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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.