Robert P. Hardeman
Robert P. Hardeman, 82, of Duncanville, passed away December 8, 2018, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Duncanville Baptist Church with Bro. Ray Hallman and Bro. John Creitz officiating. Burial followed in Duncanville United Methodist Church Cemetery with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

James “Jimmy” Edward Payne, Jr.,
James “Jimmy” Edward Payne, Jr., 72, of Moundville, passed away December. 8, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be at Stewart United Methodist Church, Wednesday, December 12 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Eric Prewitt and Rev. Michael Cobb officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Magnolia Chapel South. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service.
Jimmy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Anyone who knew him, knew what a kind hearted, generous, thoughtful and hard working man he was. He took pride being involved in
his grandchildren’s lives in all their many activities. He continued on the family name by farming, but what brought him most happiness was being with family. He was a passionate Hale County Wildcat Athletics fan and also enjoyed Auburn Tiger Football.
He is preceded in death by his wife Brenda Kaye Payne and parents James Edward Payne, Sr., and Opal Elizabeth Payne.
Those left to cherish his memories are daughter Tabitha Kaye Payne, son James Edward Payne, III, (Elphie), grandchildren Kylie (Trent), Jay, Ally Grace, Tyler, Abby Kaye, Smith, Lexie and Storm.
Pall bearers are Scott Payne, Scotty Medders, Greg Siavelis, Ronnie Holly, Patrick Hutchins, Kent McCray, Logan Strickland and John Wallace. Honorary pallbearers are Peco Foods, Sullivan Supply, Doctors and Medical Staff of DCH TSICU, Employees of Jim Walter Mines #4, Dr. Skelton, Jimmy Meggs and James Hall. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to St. Jude Ch

Richard D. “Rick” Snyder
Richard D. “Rick” Snyder, 61, of Coker, passed away December 4, 2018 at his residence. Services were 11 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Magnolia Chapel North with Bro. Shawn Odell officiating. Burial followed in Coker Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard W. Snyder; brother, Bo Snyder; grandparents, Deal and Louise Snyder and Archie Duren and Susie Jacobs; and aunt and uncle, Wynona and Bobby Snyder.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Rose Snyder; son, Brad Snyder (Megan); mother, Billie Sue Snyder; sister, Lane Hiles; and grandchildren, Mike and Grey Snyder.
Mr. Snyder was the founder of South’s Finest Meats. He loved being a business partner with Dave Snow and loved to stir mischief with all the employees. He was a loving husband, dad and PawPaw. After retirement, he loved hanging out at Don’s Barber Shop and delivering catering for Urban Cook House. He also loved hanging out with grandkids and taking long trips on his motorcycle with his wife and friends.
Pallbearers were Kenny Whitley, David Walker, Butch Snyder, David Snow, Charles Woodward, Robbie Leonard, Shane Kelly and Hamilton Guin. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of South’s Finest Meats and Urban Cook House, friends and neighbors of Lake Robinwood and Don’s Barber Shop.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Willye Maye Howard Taylor
Mrs. Willye Maye Howard Taylor of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Aliceville, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at her residence. The home going celebration for was Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at New Canaan Baptist Church, 1104 Wilson Road in Aliceville. Internement was in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 45 River Bend Rd., Aliceville. Rev. Dr. Lonnie Weaver, pastor of New Canaan Baptist Church officiated. Lavender’s Funeral Service, 11233 Hwy. 17 S., Aliceville, 205-373-2420 in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are the Howard, Jones, Robinson, Rice, and Williams families.

Betty A. Thompson
Betty A. Thompson, 85 died December 2, 2018 peacefully at home with her family. Funeral services was held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Indian Lake Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Tindle and Bro. Albert Lyles officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation was one hour prior to service.
Betty was born in Tuscaloosa and grew up in the Big Sandy Community. She was married to William “Billy” C. Thompson for 55 years before having to say good-bye to him in 2011. Betty dedicated her entire “working life” to the grocery business, where she worked at Jitney Jungle, Bruno’s and Food World. She was a member of Indian Lake Baptist Church where she helped with anything they would allow her to and was a constant witness for her Lord.
Betty had a wonderful life filled with the love of her Lord and Savior and her family and friends. Her sense of humor and ability to laugh at every possible opportunity is what made her journey with Alzheimer’s bearable. Her beautiful smile will be missed.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband William “Billy” C. Thompson; parents, Josh and Vivian Carpenter; brothers, JC Carpenter and Robert Carpenter; and sister, Mary Joyce Carpenter.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie Thompson; son, Greg Thompson; granddaughter, Candace Thompson; grandsons, Chase and Colby Thompson; and great-grandson, Knox Thompson.
Pallbearers were Chase Thompson, Colby Thompson, Jimmy Sexton, Donald Thompson, Bo Ball and Jackson Foster.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to Area Agency on Aging of West Alabama, Journey Hospice or Alzheimer’s research.

L. Edward Williams, Jr.
L. Edward Williams, Jr. (Ed), of Demopolis, passed away December 6, 2018 following an extended illness. Graveside Services were 2 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2018, at Riverside Cemetery with Reverend George McKee and Elder Tom Boggs of Faunsdale Presbyterian Church officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing. There is no visitation planned.
Ed was born in Uniontown, on December 19, 1938 and had been looking forward to his 80th birthday this month. His family moved to Demopolis when he was in elementary school and he lived most of his life here where he graduated from Demopolis High School and attended Auburn University. He was a member of the Demopolis First Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon and Elder. Ed worked for Gulf States Paper Corp. in Marketing for almost 40 years with his last position being Export Sales Manager Pulp and Paper. When he was younger, he especially enjoyed playing golf. He was an avid Auburn fan and enjoyed attending football games with his wife for over 30 years.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd E. Williams and Margaret Anderson Williams and his brother, Ronnie Williams.
He leaves to cherish his special memory, his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Greene Williams, who had been his high school and college sweetheart; son, Ronald Alan Williams “Ron” with whom he had a close special relationship with and enjoyed many days hunting at Spidle Lake Hunting Club. They also enjoyed fishing together; two brothers, C. O. Williams (Marie) of Newbern, and Alvin Williams (Virginia) of Foley; his grandchildren, Abby, Ava and Rhett Williams; and his nieces and nephew, Paige W. Lake (Greg), Kelley W. Tarpley (Donn), Allison Williams and Doug Williams. Donations to your favorite charity or flowers would be appreciated.