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Anneliese Marie Franks

Anneliese Marie Franks

Anneliese Marie Franks, age 37, of Calera, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Anneliese is preceded in death by her father, George Russell; grandparents, Vernon & Mary Evans. She is survived by her husband, Timothy M. Franks Jr.; son, William D. Franks; daughter, Sophie Marie Franks; mother, Beth Ousley; father-in-law, Timothy M. Franks Sr.; mother-in-law, Barbara R. Franks; sisters, Brandy Rutland, Bridgette R. Henson (Josh) and Evelyn B. Russell; brother, Harvey Russell (Rena); sister-in-laws, Stacy C. Abdein (Fahmi) and…

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Kenneth Randall Oswalt “Ken”

Kenneth Randall Oswalt “Ken”

Kenneth Randall Oswalt “Ken”, age 81 of Alabaster, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, December 2, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eckford & Hilda Oswalt; wife of 58 years, Josephine Oswalt; brother, Tyrone Oswalt and sister, Pamela Nance. Ken is survived by his daughter, Beverly Savage (Steve); son, Randy Oswalt; grandson, Jimmy Savage; brothers, Terry Oswalt (Glenda) and Larry Oswalt (Debbie); and many nieces, nephews, and friends He owned Ken’s Auto Parts…

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Robert Bernis (Bob) & Mary Lois Jones

Robert Bernis (Bob) & Mary Lois Jones

  Robert Bernis Jones, 91, passed away November 23, 2021. Robert, better known as Bob to his friends and loved ones, was born on April 25, 1930, to Annie Lee and Fred Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lois Jones, 91, who passed away on May 30, 2021. Mary Lois was born on March 28, 1930 to Agnes Viola and Claude Harbison. She is survived by her brother, Douglas (Shari) Harbison. Both Robert and Mary Lois…

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Kimberly Darlene Payne

Kimberly Darlene Payne

Kimberly Darlene Payne, age 42, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 22, 1979 to her parents, Ronald Payne and Tammy Scurlock. Kimberly is preceded in death by her father, Ronald Timothy “Tim” Payne and her grandfather, Billy McCormick; grandparents, Roscoe Payne (Leadie). She is survived by her mother, Tammy Seals Scurlock (David Jr.); brother, Austin Scurlock; grandmother, Patricia McCormick; grandparents, Felston “Sonny” Seals Sr. (Carmen); and numerous aunts, uncles and…

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Jimmy “Jim” Lynn Whitworth

Jimmy “Jim” Lynn Whitworth

Jimmy “Jim” Lynn Whitworth, age 65, passed away peacefully, Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born on December 2, 1955 to his parents Calvin and Earlie Whitworth, both have preceded him. He is also preceded in death by his son, Joshua Whitworth. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Kitty Whitworth of Calera, AL; sons Christopher Whitworth (Stephanie) Of Cleveland, AL and Kevin Whitworth (Jennifer) of Calera, AL; daughter, Tory Creamer of Riverchase, AL; grandchildren, Berkeley Creamer, Cadance Whitworth, Madelyn…

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Helen Louise Scott

Helen Louise Scott

Helen Louise Scott, age 80, of Alabaster passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 with her family by her side. Helen is preceded by her parents, Herman Wilson and Thelma Bramblett Wilson; sisters, Margie Smith, Roberta Johnson, Rebecca Gothard and Bonnie Wilson; brother, Earl Wilson.  Helen is survived by her husband, William Joseph Scott; daughter, Sonya Hendon (Chuck); son, Patrick Gallavan. Services for Helen will be Tuesday, November 23, 2021 with a visitation at 11:00 a.m. service to follow at 12:00…

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Reata Houlditch Busby

Reata Houlditch Busby

Reata Houlditch Busby, age 78, passed away on November 17, 2021, in Sterrett, AL.  Reata was born on November 6, 1943, to Bro. Glen and Delta Ree Kirkley Houlditch in Kansas, AL. Upon graduating Carbon Hill High School, she moved to Homewood, AL to attend Howard University.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science with a minor in English and moved to Florence, AL to start a teaching career.  After being a homemaker for a decade, she…

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Howard LeRoy Schwass

Howard LeRoy Schwass

Howard LeRoy Schwass, 61, of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away at his home on November 7th, 2021, after a difficult battle with lung cancer. Howard was born on May 4th, 1960, to Richard “Dick” Schwass and Carolyn Larsen in Ludington, MI. He grew up in Ludington, Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland before moving to Alabama. Howard graduated from the University of Montevallo with an accounting degree in 1985. He worked as an estimator in building and restoration for over twenty years. Howard…

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Robert Charles Stone

Robert Charles Stone

  Robert Charles Stone, age 86, of Birmingham passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth C. Stone; daughters, Jill Hill (John) and Kari Gibson (Kevin); grandchildren, Kris Pittard (Daniel) and Carly Davidson (Mike); and great-granddaughter, Lyla Pittard along with a host of many other family and friends. Due to covid family request a private family service. In lieu of flowers family ask to make donations in Robert’s name to:…

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Harold Hunter Hartwell

Harold Hunter Hartwell

Harold Hunter Hartwell, age 80, of Helena AL went to be with the Lord Saturday evening on November 11, 2021.  Harold was from Mobile, AL.  He was preceded in death by his wife Lyn and his parents, Ray and Edith Hartwell.  He is survived by his son Daren (Andrea), grandchildren Haley and Hunter, son Kent, and his brother Ray.  He graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile and graduated in Business from Auburn University where he was a member of…

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