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Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith, age 62, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on September 14, 1960 to his loving parents, Jimmy and Mayo Smith both have preceded him. Jamie is survived by his sons Corey Smith (Alayna) and Austin Smith; grandchildren, Conner Smith and Brelynn Smith; sister, Tina Dover (Mike); brother, Kenny Smith; aunts, Jimmy Kizziah and Mattie Dickens; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of life will be held…

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Ada Marie Hilyer Spain

Ada Marie Hilyer Spain

Ada Marie Hilyer Spain, age 76 of Alabaster, went to be with her Heavenly Father  Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Ada is preceded in death by her spouse of 23 years, Charles Hilyer; parents, Vester Lee Spain and Ada Pearl Atchinson Spain; sister, Elizabeth Franklin, brothers, John Carroll Spain, Leroy Spain and Yz Spain. Ada is survived by her daughters, Carie Armstrong and Vickie Hilyer; son, Charlie Hilyer; sisters, Margo Parrish, Voncille Lucas and Betty Jean Ellison; grandchildren, Matthew Gardner, Brooke…

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J.E. Weatherly

J.E. Weatherly

J.E. Weatherly passed away peacefully on September 20, 2022 after a battle with dementia J.E. was born on July 16, 1931 in Haleyville, AL to Jesse and Ida Weatherly.  He had 11 brothers and sisters. They were a devoted and very close family who would do anything for each other. J.E. served his country with the United States Air Force where he served for 4 years.  He deployed with the 811th Supply Squadron to Korea during the Korean conflict.   J.E. received…

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Margaret Denise Griffin Young

Margaret Denise Griffin Young

  Margaret Denise Griffin Young, 73, of Hoover, AL., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 18, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, Peter McPherson Young. Born June 10, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Powell Everette Griffin and Margaret Roling Griffin of Selma, AL. She is survived by her siblings, Dale Griffin Scroggins (Art) and David Everette Griffin and Nephews, David Arthur Scroggins and Scott…

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Rev. Elizabeth Stansell Conner

Rev. Elizabeth Stansell Conner

Rev. Elizabeth Stansell Conner, age 83, of Helena, AL, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022. She was the oldest daughter of the late Rev. Hobert and Clemmie Stansell. Mrs. Conner always led with a servant’s heart. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Paul S. Mayes, and William L. Conner, Sr. Her survivors include daughters, Carol Mayes, Marsha Alhaija (Abdulla), Rovene Coy, and Jean Kahn (Joel); sons, Paul Mayes, Christopher Conner (Dawn), and William L. Conner, Jr. (Lori); and…

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Emmett “Taylor” Smith III (E.T.)

Emmett “Taylor” Smith III (E.T.)

Emmett “Taylor” Smith III (E.T.), age 82, of Helena, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022. Taylor was born in Canton, MS on April 12, 1940 to Emmett Taylor Smith, Jr. and Mary Kathryn Ray Smith. Taylor graduated from John Tyler High school in Tyler, TX in 1959. He then attended college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas on a scholarship for track and football and received a BS in Business in 1963. He was celebrated for his speed…

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Martha Michele Smith

Martha Michele Smith

Martha Michele Smith, age 45 passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 13, 2022. She was born in Birmingham, AL on March 31, 1977 to her parents, Robert and Marie Wallace Smith, both have preceded her. Martha is survived by her daughters, Marie Brown, Jaclyn Bailey (Chad), and Lily Fulton; grandchildren, Haley Terry, Kaymen Doyle and Easten Bailey; brother, Steve Alldredge “Bubba” and sister, Sissy Allen. A Celebration of Life will be held at Cultivate Church (509 1st Street SW Alabaster, AL…

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Jeffery B. Thompson

Jeffery B. Thompson

                                                                                                                     (Jeffery pictured with his daughter Lauren) Jeffery B. Thompson, age 64 of Alabaster, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022. Jeffery is preceded…

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Dr. Hilda Tant

Dr. Hilda Tant

Dr. Hilda Tant April 13, 1932 – September 6, 2022 Some people come into our lives and quietly go. Others touch our hearts and because of their tender touch, we are never the same. Hilda Tant had that tender touch, drawing many to her soothing nature. How she shared her wisdom of positivity framed who she was as a human being – blessing family and friends, uplifting countless others in her teaching and vocation.  During her last years and especially…

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Paul Joseph “Joey” McFarland

Paul Joseph “Joey” McFarland

Paul Joseph “Joey” McFarland, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022. Joey was born Nov. 9, 1972, to Fred McFarland and Joann Bullard. Joey is preceded in death by his father, Fred McFarland. Joey is survived by his loving wife, Joan McFarland; daughter, Emily McFarland; son, Michael McCullough (Amanda); granddaughters, Chloe McCullough, Lillian McCullough and Allison McCullough; brothers, Bobby McFarland (Sherry) and Benjie McFarland (Tammy); sister, Julie Smith (Johnathan); nephews, Lil Bob McFarland (Savannah), Lil Ben McFarland (Melisa), Brandon McFarland…

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