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Barbara Joyce Maso Shinpaugh

Barbara Joyce Maso Shinpaugh

  Barbara Joyce Maso Shinpaugh, age 78, humanitarian, caregiver, and educator, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. She was surrounded by her devoted husband of 59 years, Robert Shinpaugh, and her loving daughters, Letitia Bonthron, Michelle Denney, and Heather Shinpaugh. Barbara was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 10, 1941. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and considered herself a lifelong learner. She met her husband at SIU when they performed in…

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Hazel Arledge Davis O’Neal

Hazel Arledge Davis O’Neal

Hazel Arledge Davis O’Neal, age 93 went to meet our Lord on March 24, 2020.  She passed peacefully, at home with Kenneth, Christopher and Holley by her side. Hazel is survived by her sons Richard T Davis and Kenneth D O’Neal.  Three grandsons, one granddaughter, and several Great grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Houston W. Colburn, Jr.

Houston W. Colburn, Jr.

   Houston W. Colburn, Jr., age 73, of Maylene, Alabama, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 20, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Grace Chapel, 64 Wilderness Lane, Alabaster, Alabama 35007, with Brother Greyland Guest officiating. Houston was born in 1946 to his parents Houston W. Colburn and Lillian Lorene Clements Colburn.  He grew up in Greensboro, Alabama, where he graduated from high school. He married…

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Walter Calvin Booth

Walter Calvin Booth

Walter Calvin Booth, 64 a longtime resident of Alabaster passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He is survived by his love of 27 years, Carylon L Higgins and their children; Lisa Booth (Steve) Thomaston of Calera Alabama, Tony (Barbara) Higgins of Alabaster AL. and Angelia Higgins (Robert) Milford of Alabaster AL. He was a loving grandfather to his 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Nancy Evans, Brenda (Jim) Miller, David (Gail) Kimpel,…

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Marjorie J. Arvin

Marjorie J. Arvin

Marjorie J. Arvin, age 81, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. Marge is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Arvin; son Scott (Julie) Arvin; daughter Ann Williamson; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Stella Johnson. Visitation will be held at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, Rutledge Chapel, Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 11 am until 12 noon. Memorial service to follow at noon. In lieu of flowers,…

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Dorothy A. Livingston

Dorothy A. Livingston

Dorothy A. Livingston, age 79, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, in Alabaster, Al. She is preceded in death by her parents, Tilda and Brady Anderson; sister, Sue Jenkins; and brothers, Glenn and Walter B. Anderson. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Nelson E. Livingston, daughter, Deborah L Leirer; son, Scott E. Livingston (Mica); granddaughters, Megan Livingston and Sarah Grace Livingston; grandson Justin S. Livingston and Clayton T. Leirer (April); and great grandsons Tyler T. Leirer…

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Ralph Richard Urech

Ralph Richard Urech

Ralph Richard Urech, age 86, formally of Michigan, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He is survived by his son, David Urech (Laura), John Urech (Kathy), Brian Urech (Kelly); daughters, Carole Mini (Anthony), Susan Faison (Tom); 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. His services will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery at a later date.

Louie Raymond Cates

Louie Raymond Cates

Louie Raymond Cates, age 73, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019. We are all saddened by the loss of Louie Cates, who passed away on Saturday evening. Louie was a much-loved resident of Shelby Shores for many years, and had many friends in our community.  He is survived by numerous family members and friends. A memorial service for Louie will be held at the Shelby Shores Community Center on Tuesday, July 30th from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., with Pastor…

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Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson 1/10/40 – 7/26/19 Ken passed on Friday, July 26, 2019 after a three year battle with lung cancer. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha Cassels LaPoska and Alfred “Happy” Nelson; his sister, Joy Comer, and his son, Chad Nelson. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Fay Nelson; his sisters, Nell Nelson, Gloria Acton and Sherrel Poole (David); his daughter, Stacie (Brian) Key;  sons, Jason (Jennifer) Nelson and Michael Bengtson; and numerous nieces,…

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