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Corinne Lois Davis

Corinne Lois Davis

Corinne Lois Davis ( Reakoff ) went to be with our Lord on  December 31, 2020, after a lengthy struggle with dementia and  added effects of Covid-19. She was 83. A native of Detroit, MI, she  moved to Birmingham, AL for the second half of her life to lend a  hand to family. Her first job was at Sanders Confectioner’s flagship  store in Detroit, where folks would stand three-deep to get a seat  at the counter. Corinne was heralded as…

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Robert A. Bradley

Robert A. Bradley

Robert A. Bradley, 81, of Prattville, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, after a relatively short battle with cancer. Known by many as “Brother Bob,” he was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. Bradley Sr. and Gladys Norred Bradley, as well as his brother Bill Bradley (who died as a child) and his son-in-law Jimmy Bryan Jr. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Reeser Bradley; their three children, Robert A. “Brad” Bradley III,…

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Edward Hilton Gardner

Edward Hilton Gardner

Edward Hilton Gardner was born Oct 5th 1934 in Siluria Alabama to Willie and Mary Grace (Hodge) Gardner. He attended Thompson High School until April 1953. He joined the Army where he spent 22 years serving his country. He had formal training as a Combat Engineer. But his love was being a Combat Infantryman (Airborne). Ed served in 82nd, Airborne Division, 11th Airborne, 101st, 173rd and 20th special forces. He had many adventures to include several Combat jumps, he was…

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Jerry Lane Hamilton

Jerry Lane Hamilton

Jerry Lane Hamilton, age 74, of Dry Valley, near Montevallo, Alabama, passed away at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Al. On Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Jerry graduated from the Alabama School of the Deaf in Talladega, Al. In 1965.  After graduating he worked at Shelby County Reporter in Columbiana, Al. As chief photographer and as a lithographer. He also worked as a lithographer with EBSCO Media, UAB print shop, and the AD shop. Photography was one of his passions…

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Randy Wade Bice

Randy Wade Bice

Randy Wade Bice, age 64, of Brierfield Al., passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, in Aldrich Al., with family and friends by his side. He is survived by his sons, Patrick Bice (Amanda) and Craig (Christie); daughters, Kristal Lowery (Chase) and Andrea Ford (Donald); grandchildren, Hannah, Laura, Sarah Beth, Hudson, Amber, Bodhi, Payton, Alexandria, Liam, and Preston; brothers, Donald Bice (Janice), Larry Bice (Mary) Terry Bice (Tammy) and Mark Bice (Shirley); special friend, Gail Woodruff; and a host of many…

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Desmond Leonard Lowrey

Desmond Leonard Lowrey

Desmond Leonard Lowrey, also known as Leonard Lowrey, III, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2020, age 70, at home with his family. He was born in Selma, Alabama and grew up on his family farm outside of Greensboro, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his parents Leonard M. Lowrey, Jr. and Lena Crain Lowrey. Leonard was the eldest of five children and is survived by his sister, Anna Lowrey Wilson (Phil) and niece, Katie Wilson, of Alabaster, Alabama…

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Ivan Dale Byford

Ivan Dale Byford

Ivan Dale Byford (PawPaw) of Alabaster, Alabama died on November 12th of natural causes. He was 84 years old. Ivan was born in Peoria, Illinois and moved and lived in Birmingham until his move to Alabaster in 1992. Ivan raised his family of 3 children with his wife Pat and saw his family grow over the years with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ivan loved God and shared God’s love with his family, with his church family, with his co-workers and with…

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Vivian Theresa (Terry) Mattson

Vivian Theresa (Terry) Mattson

Vivian Theresa (Terry) Mattson Terry Mattson, 81, died November 12, 2020 at her home in Calera, Al. Terry was a clinical therapist who specialized in child and family counseling.   She was the co-founder of the first Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama (which has now been established nationwide).  After retirement, she loved traveling worldwide and working as a cast member at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom for four years. Terry was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was an…

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Virginia R. Roberts

Virginia R. Roberts

Virginia R. Roberts, age 83, of Columbiana, Al, passed away peacefully at her home November 10, 2020. Mrs. Roberts is survived by her loving husband, James M. Roberts; son, Cary Douglas Williams; sister, Carol Leigh Roberts (Paul); and other extended family members. She was born September 17, 1937 to Hubert and Lillian Sanford. She was a bond technician supervisor in the insurance industry for many years.  She was an avid outdoorswoman. Her favorite hobbies included fishing, camping, water skiing at…

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Michael Raymond Cowie

Michael Raymond Cowie

Michael Raymond Cowie Age 79 of Pelham, Alabama, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, November 10, 2020. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 19, 1941. He is survived by his loving wife Teresa Lea Cowie, and his children Chad Cowie (Leah), Christopher Cowie, and Scott Cowie; Grandchildren, Jordan Cowie Milazzo (Alex), Connor Cowie, Katelyn Cowie, Saban Murray, Emsley Murray. A celebration of his life will be held by his immediate family members.