Pat Barton, 83 of Marion, went to his eternal home on January 12, 2022. He was born on March 27, 1938 in Sprott, to Greely J. Barton and Annie Rinehart Barton. He was a veteran in the Alabama National Guard and worked for Alabama Gas Corporation.
He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Betsy Smith Barton; his daughter Lesia Barton Hightower (Paul); two grandchildren: James Houston Hightower, and Justin Barton Hightower (Lacey); and four great-grandchildren: Kelsey Hightower, Harper Hightower, Hailynn Hightower, and Hayes Hightower.
Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Heiberger United Methodist Church. Funeral service followed at 11 a.m. Graveside service was at Heiberger United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Steven Cannon officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes, Marion Chapel, directing.
Pallbearers were: Houston Hightower, Bart Hightower, Mike Hightower, Phillip Hightower, Scott Bamberg, Mike Fike, Jarrod Edwards, and Dennis Nichols. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Heiberger Cemetery Fund % Steve Crawford, 3443 Jerrico Road, Marion, AL 36756
Carroll Burroughs Whitfield Brown
Carroll Burroughs Whitfield Brown, 71, of Moundville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 7, 2022. Services were held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Big Sandy Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Sellers and Pastor Tim Baumgarten officiating. A private burial will follow.
She is preceded in death by her parents Floyd Jr. and Ima Burroughs; her husband Roger Brown; and brother Cecil Burroughs.
Carroll is survived by her daughter Miranda Sampsell (Andrew); sister Sandra Boswell; brothers Jay Burroughs (Mary) and Phil Burroughs (Patti); grandson Caleb Sampsell and many nieces and nephews.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord with all her heart and Carroll loved her grandson, Caleb. She had many friends and family that she dearly loved and always talked about the Lord with them.
Pallbearers were Phil Burroughs, Jedadiah Burroughs, Caleb Sampsell, David Mills, Keith Davis, and Lanier Jones. Honorary pallbearers are the Ladies Sunday School Class at Big Sandy Baptist Church, Northport Freewill Baptist Church, Richard Boswell, Judy Tillman and the Cancer Care Center of Tuscaloosa.
Home going services for Stephanie Carlisle were Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. at McCray Cemetery, Newbern.
Michael James Caylor
Michael James Caylor, 53, passed away on January 8, 2022. He was born in Montgomery on October 22, 1968.
He is survived by his sons Michael and Alex Caylor; parents James and Patricia Caylor; sister Cathy (Troy) Sanders; and nephew Devin (Ashlynn) Sanders.
Mike was a forester and wildlife biologist serving on the Oakmulgee Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest. His love and devotion to those he loved will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be held at Mt. Hilliard Methodist Church in Bullock County in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Longleaf Alliance, the Nature Conservancy in AL, or the AL Wildlife Federation.
Emma Mae “Coot” Windham Colvin
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavenders Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Emma Mae “Coot” Windham Colvin, 68, of Aliceville, on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa. Visitation was Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The graveside home going celebration was Friday, January 14, 2022, at noon in New Cemetery, 196 Valleyview Rd., Aliceville. Rev. Richard L. Hood, pastor of New Wright Baptist Church, Aliceville, was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing. Survivors are the Colvin and Windham families.
Aubrey Bomar Harrison
Aubrey Bomar Harrison, 75 of Huntsville, went to his eternal home on January 9, 2022. He was born on November 11, 1946 in Selma, to Aubrey Bomar Harrison, Sr. and Merle Killgore Harrison. He was a military veteran and worked as an accountant.
He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister Ann Harrison Standridge; his niece Camille Standridge Asbury (Larry); great-nephew Harrison Asbury; great-nieces Clara Grace Asbury, and Catherine Asbury.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Marion Cemetery with Rev. John Nicholson officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes, Marion Chapel, directing. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Siloam Baptist Church, 505 Washington St, Marion, AL 36756.
Steven Roshell Hollingsworth
Mr. Steven Roshell Hollingsworth, 63, of Linden, and a native of Greensboro, entered into eternal rest January 11, 2022 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. from Oakwood Cemetery, Greensboro. Rev. George McKee officiated.
Survivors include his children Heath Hollingsworth, Hannah Hollingsworth Howard (James), Jacob Hollingsworth, Faith Hollingsworth and Jacey Hollingsworth; sisters Theresa Hollingsworth Cole (Henry), Susanne Hollingsworth Baty (Bobby); brother Randy Hollingsworth (Emily); three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Steve was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Faunsdale. He was a member of the Catfish Farmers of America, and was partnered with Hollingsworth Brothers Catfish Farm. Steve spent the majority of his time on the farm, before he retired. In his spare time, he enjoyed drawing which was a hidden talent that Steve enjoyed, cooking and spending time with family. Steve is predeceased by his parents Robert Roshell and Joyce Hollingsworth. His grandparents, William Leo and Julia Mae Baugh and Joseph Lafette and Ettie May Hollingsworth. Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church at Faunsdale, 35305 (AL 25) Faunsdale, AL 36738
Larkin and Scott Mortuary, LLC, entrusted with arrangements.
Derika McGhee& Aiden Carter Williams
Northport Funeral & Cremation Service family extends our warmest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the family of Ms. Derika McGhee, 29, and Master Aiden Carter Williams, 8. Ms. McGhee, and Master Williams passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Tuscaloosa. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 12 p.m. at Daystar Family Church in Northport. Public visitation was held one hour prior to service. Burial took place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Compassionate, sympathetic, and professional service has been entrusted to the hands and care of the Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Professional Team.
Magalean “Lean” Hargrove Phillips
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Magalean “Lean” Hargrove Phillips, 77, of Northport, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Glen Haven Health & Rehabilitation, Northport. Visitation was Friday, January 14, 2022 from 3-5 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The graveside home going celebration was Sunday, January 16, 2022, 11 a.m. in Bigbee Baptist Church Cemetery, 2988 Co. Rd. 78, Aliceville. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Phillips and Hinton families.
Barbara Ann Simmons Porter
Barbara Ann Simmons Porter, 81, of Moundville, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Funeral service was held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. from Moundville Baptist Church, with Bro. Jason Duckett officiating and Bishop Jeremy Donald assisting Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Graveside services immediately followed from Oak Hill Cemetery in Moundville, with Bishop Johnathon Pope officiating. Services are under the direction of Memory Chapel of Tuscaloosa, a Dignity Memorial Provider.
Ms. Porter was born December 27, 1940 to the late Grover Russell and Floretta Simmons. She worked for many years with Phifer Wire. She was a Baptist by faith and faithful member of Moundville Baptist Church, where she was especially fond of activities with the Ladies Group. She was a wonderful cook and was known for her phenomenal cornbread and butter beans, among many other specialties. She was proud of her Native American Indian heritage, loved flowers and Gospel singings. She also had a special enjoyment of YouTube and Facebook while frequenting the Moundville Library. She lived a full life, however the center of her world was always her family. She was an amazing mother, and she even stepped in and fulfilled the role of dad to her four children, after the death of her husband. Affectionately known as “Nannie” she leaves behind a devoted family that will miss her more than words can say, although their lives will be forever impacted by her passing, they are reassured that this is only “See You Later!”
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Fred “Shorty” Porter, Jr., sister Mary Loretta “Juby” Simmons Dean; brothers Thomas Russell Simmons, Tony Ray Simmons, Gilbert Marlin Simmons and William Grover Simmons.
She is survived by her daughters: Becky (Tommy) Clanton of Duncanville, Vicki Porter of Duncanville, Rennotta Lynn “Notta” Porter Shepherd of Moundville; son Timothy Wayne (Christy) Porter of Northport; brothers: Robert (Carolyn) Simmons of San Antonio, Texas, and Douglas Haden Simmons of Moundville; Grandchildren: Beverly Nicole (Johnathon) Pope, Misty LaShan (Scott) Cain, Jonathan Lee Clanton (Megan Norris), Jessica Leeann (Johnny) Spiegner, Dustin Wayne Porter, Stephen Randy Shepherd, Taylor Michele Shepherd (Josh) Strickland, Cassidy (Chris) Largin, Andrew Rinehart and Ally Rinehart; great-grandchildren: Nolan Pope, Brody Pope, Kaylee Cain, Krista Cain, Kaleb Cain, Colten Clanton, Kelsey Clanton, Kiley Clanton, Casey Clanton, Karson Junkin, Parker Speigner, JJ Strickland, Jason Strickland and Jason Shepherd.
Ms. Porter’s grandsons and great-grandsons and Kevin Green will serve as active pallbearers. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com for the Porter family.
Micky Prisoc was born in Greensboro in July of 1952 and went home to be with his Heavenly Father on January 8, 2022.
Micky was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Mary Prisoc and brother, Randall Prisoc preceded in death.
Micky leaves behind son, Michael; brother, Johnny (Judy); sisters Ginger Schweitzer, Becky Prisoc, Beth Kelley; several nieces and nephews, and his friends in animal rescue.
Micky loved transporting rescued pets to their rescue groups all over the country where he never met a stranger and greeted everyone with a smile. Micky was a long time volunteer at the Hale County Animal Shelter. He will be missed greatly! In leu of flowers, please donate to the local shelter in your area or the rescue group of your choice.
William Tommy Ray
William Tommy Ray, 82, of Tuscaloosa passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Hospice of West Alabama. A 12 p.m. graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Memory Hill Gardens with Bro. Billy Joy and Young Boozer officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Magnolia Chapel South.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents; Cluin and Lester Mae Ray, his in-laws; Hardin and Mable Belcher and brother-in-law; Gerald Belcher.
Serving Tommy is his wife of 53 years Ann Belcher Ray, his daughter Christie Ray Sherrill and son-in-law David, sisters; Shirley Jones and Billie Faye Collins, sister-in-law; Lois Belcher and Bernice B. Epperson (Sam), Seretha Belcher, brother-in-law; Tommy Belcher (Jackie), and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family as well as his beloved fur babies Molli and Ginger.
Upon graduating from Tuscaloosa High School (class of 57) Tommy went on to the University of Alabama where he studied Broadcast Communication and Art. While a student he worked for the University’s Department of Telecommunications and Film Production. Tommy was the last General Manager of WCFT TV (channel 33) when it was joined with channel 40 to become ABC 33/40. He was named Special Projects Manager. Tommy served on the board of Directors for the Alabama Broadcasters Association and named it’s President for 1997 through 1998. While working in broadcasting Tommy was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, The Tuscaloosa Business Exchange and actively worked with United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama. He has attended Valley View Baptist Church since 2000 but was a longtime member of Forest Lake United Methodist Church. Growing up he was a Boy Scout and earned his Eagle Scout Badge. Being so involved in scouting he was asked to serve as Scout Master for Troop 143 at FLUM. As a result he made many lifelong friends.
Pallbearers will be nephews Ernest C. Hendrix, Jr., Scotty Jones, Cray Belcher, great nephews; Reed Swindle, Brady Swindle, and special friend Patrick Davis. Honorary pallbearers are his friends and co workers at Channel 33 and Channel 33/40, neighbors of Quail Ridge, and his sweet caregivers; Ann C. Marks, Pat Anderson, Jackie Saxton, and Amedisys Hospice Nurse; Danielle Hobson.
Treva Lee Tidmore
Treva Lee Tidmore, 79, of Fosters passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Moundville Health & Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.
Treva was born April 18, 1942 to Virgil and Imogene Shirley Davis in Tuscaloosa. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Royal Tidmore, and son Shannon Tidmore. Treva is survived by her sons Sidney Tidmore and Stacy Tidmore; grandsons James Tidmore, Dalton (Jonette) Tidmore; great grandsons Dale, Kadden, Tucker and Brice.
Mother was a very strong minded person that could function in the hardest of times and up lifting to everyone in time of tragedy and hardship. She enjoyed many years working in the family store “Fosters Country Corner” and spending time with her grandsons, dogs and horses. She spent many hours picking antiques and items she that she loved to display among her beautiful plants and flowers that she grew and cherished. Mother enjoyed spending time at the family cabins with everyone at Brushcreek on the river.
Honorary pallbearers are Moundville Health & Rehabilitation, Dr Sunil Chandra, Lynn Montgomery, and many more friends that came to see her over the years while being in the nursing home. She dearly appreciated each and ever visit from everyone. Pallbearers were grandsons James, Dalton, and friends of the family.
James “Jim” Harold Walton
James “Jim” Harold Walton Sr., 85, of Tuscaloosa, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 12-1 p.m. at Memory Chapel, 2200 Skyland Blvd E., Tuscaloosa. Following the visitation a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Cokes Chapel Cemetery, Ward (Sumter County), Ala. Funeral services are under the direction of Memory Chapel, a Dignity Memorial provider.
Jim was born September 18, 1936, in Halsell, Alabama to the late Henry Ward Walton and Jessie Mae Walton. Growing up, he was a member of Beulah Baptist Church, and he graduated Sumter County High School. He was an exceptionally hard working person, often maintaining two jobs. He was generous and compassionate and always willing to help a family member or friend in need. He loved music, good movies, and spending time with his family. He had a unique and disarming sense of humor, leaving his family with many great stories and happy memories.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother John Walton; and sisters Myrtle Bashaw and Annye Ward Emery.
He is survived by his son James Walton (Lauren) and daughter Cynthia Herrington (John Bial); his sister Jo Walton, grandson, Matthew Herrington; granddaughter Suni Herrington (Gabe Gutierrez); great granddaughters Cecelia and Ciara Gutierrez; nieces Jeaneen Downe and Anne Carol Emery, and nephew, Chad Bashaw. The family would like to recognize Jim’s long-time friend, Betty Johnson, now deceased, and her daughter Cindi Stamps. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com for the Walton family.