Robert (Bob) Harvey Roan Jr.

Robert (Bob) Harvey Roan Jr.

On the morning of October 13, 2020, Robert (Bob) Harvey Roan Jr. of Alabaster, Alabama  died of natural causes. He was 81 years old. Bob was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from Shawnee High School, he attended the University of Kentucky. His loyalty to the University of Kentucky was fierce and passed down to his children and grandchildren. He spent 4 years in the Air Force. With the Air Force he had the opportunity to travel to…

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Floreal A. Gonzalez (Mickey)

Floreal A. Gonzalez (Mickey)

Floreal A. Gonzalez (Mickey) of Pelham, Alabama passed away peacefully during his afternoon nap while surrounded by family at their place on Smith Lake Saturday, October 17, 2020. He laid his head peacefully on his pillow after he was convinced the Mountaineers football team would win their game.  Mickey was Born February 2, 1940 in Layland, West Virginia to the late José Manuel Gonzalez and Clarice Patterson Gonzalez. The family moved briefly to California before settling in Pontiac, Michigan. After…

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Myra Jean Lill

Myra Jean Lill

Myra Jean Lill passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was 81. She was born on September 22, 1939 to the late Lola Perilee and Arlin Edward Musick of Birmingham, Alabama. Myra was a beautiful young woman, full of life, who quickly caught the eye of her handsome sweetheart, Jasper Thomas Lill. He proudly proclaimed his love for her the very day they met and became her adoring husband for the…

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Jason Fred Howell

Jason Fred Howell

Jason Fred Howell, age 36, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 in Chilton County. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lutz; step-children, Natasha Morgan (Harley), Tiffany Lutz (Devereoux), and Phillip Lutz; 6 grandchildren; 6 nephews and nieces; parents, Frances Lewis and Amos Howell; step-father, Leon McNeal; brother, Michael Howell (Amanda); and sister, Tonya Howell. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, step-father and pawpaw. Jason was an avid hunter and outdoors man. A hard and dedicated worker at Forterra…

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Morris Eldred Horton, Jr. “Butch”

Morris Eldred Horton, Jr. “Butch”

Morris Eldred Horton, Jr. “Butch” With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Morris “Butch” Eldred Horton, Jr. of Alabaster, Alabama, who passed away on October 14, 2020, at the age of 65. We will celebrate his life on Saturday, October 17th at 11am at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Jemison, AL. Butch is preceded in death by his father and mother Morris and Betty Horton of Jemison, AL. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Janice Horton,…

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John Andrew Simonetti, Sr.

John Andrew Simonetti, Sr.

John Andrew Simonetti Sr. Age 88 of Vestavia, Passed away October 13th 2020. He is preceded in death by his son, Andrew Vincent Simonetti . He is survived by his loving wife, Margie C. Simonetti and his children, John A. Simonetti, Jr. And Marianna S. Cooper (Gregg), as well as his many grandchildren and great-grand children.   He was the owner of Johnny Ray’s barbeque in Homewood for more than 20 years. John enjoyed his work, a huge Roll-Tide follower…

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Deanne Elaine Kurth Phillips

Deanne Elaine Kurth Phillips

Deanne Elaine Kurth Phillips, age 79, peacefully passed away October 12, 2020 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Otto Kurth, Agnes Woods Trent, and sister, Jerri Kurth. She is survived by her children, David Phillips (Debbie), Melinda White (William), and Chris Phillips (Jan); brother, John French (Carole); cousin, Larry French (Mary Kay); grandchildren, Victoria Tillery, David Tillery, Austin Phillips, Sean Tillery, Taylor Phillips, and Emily Phillips, and several great-grandchildren. A visitation will…

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Thomas M. Feltman Jr.

Thomas M. Feltman Jr.

Thomas M Feltman Jr. was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born 12/16/32 and died 10/10/20 at 87 years old. He is survived by his wife Annette Bell Feltman of 66 years and siblings Raymond (Mattie) Feltman, Stella Hendricks, Nancy Irwin, and James (Mary) Feltman. Children: Patricia (Leonard) Ross, Thomas (Debbie) Feltman, Mark Feltman Grandchildren: Joshua, Rachel, Kurtis, Krystal, Jeremy, Heather and Blake Great grandchildren: Lucy, Cole, Wally, Lily and Juniper Preceded in death by parents Thomas and…

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Ruthie Elaine Duke

Ruthie Elaine Duke

DUKE, RUTHIE ELAINE, age 71, of Bessemer, passed away October 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years, Dennis James Duke; parents, Charlie and Alpha Holifield; son, Scott Duke; and brothers, Brooks Holifield, Charles “Sam” Holifield, and Samuel Carlton Holifield. Ruthie is survived by her daughter, Kelli Smith (Barry) of Eclectic, AL; son, Greg Duke; sisters Helen Dollins of Chelsea, AL, and Doris Creel of Heiberger, AL; three grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Funeral…

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Heather Lynn Deskins

Heather Lynn Deskins

Heather Lynn Deskins, age 43, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020.  Tonight Saturday, October 10, 2020 her family and friends at Rio’s will be remembering her. This is what her friend wrote on their Facebook page “Crystal and the Rio’s family lost a great friend this week. Let’s show up and show some love this Saturday night. You know Heather would have done it for you! Music starts at 8:30.”  Heather’s full obit will be posted soon.