Mary Lee “Queen of Sheba” Betts

Mrs. Mary Lee “Queen of Sheba” Betts, 87 of Reform, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Arbor Woods Health and Rehabilitation, Reform. Visitation was Friday, August 17, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration was Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1 p.m. at Miles Chapel C. M. E. Church, 419 Third Ave. S. W., Reform, Alabama. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Reform. Rev. Renee McKay, Pastor of Miles Chapel C. M. E. Church officiated. Lavender’s Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are the Betts Hudgins, Jones, Latham, and Bonner families.

Patricia Marie “Pat” Colvin

Ms. Patricia Marie “Pat” Colvin, 54, of Aliceville, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Visitation was Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration will be Thursday, August 23, 2018, 11 a.m. at Spirit & Truth Pentecosal Church, 2717 MLK Rd., Aliceville. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in New Cemetery, 196 Valleyview Rd., Aliceville. Apostle Jeffery Ball, Sr. is the Pastor of Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church. Elder Willie Colvin, will be the Eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, 205-373-2420, in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are the Colvin family.

Charlie Ben Elliott “Charlie Ben,” Sr.

Charlie Ben Elliott “Charlie Ben,” Sr., 80, of Moundville, died August 15, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at Havana Methodist Church Cemetery with Bro. Jason Duckett officiating and Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing. Visitation was Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Susanna Hines Elliott; son Benji Elliott; daughter Joyce Kelley and grandson Brad Gray.

Survivors include his daughters: Marye Anna Murray, and Melony Smithson (Jeff), son in law David Kelley; grandchildren Mike Gray (Melissa), Kyle Smithson (Mallory), Caroline Crawford (Grayson), Sam Kelley (Allison), and Ben Kelley; and numerous great grandchildren. 

Charlie Ben was retired from Alabama Power Company. He loved sports and all pets. He was blessed with the gift of a generous heart.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and son in laws. 

Honorary pallbearers were the Havana Junction “breakfast bunch,” Bill Hill, Mitt Tubbs, Sr. and other close friends. 

Cora Harton

Mrs. Cora Harton, 92 of Ethelsville, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at her residence.  The home going celebration was Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11 a.m. at Elbethel Baptist Church, 7604 Co. Rd. 75, Ethelsville. Internment was in Strawbridge Cemetery, 5060 Co. Rd. 75, Ethelsville. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are the Harton and Witten families.

Billie Jean Howell

Billie Jean Howell, 84, passed away August 16, 2018, at Moundville Health and Rehab. A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. with Scott McCown officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 

Survivors include her daughters, Rhonda Gail Kincaid and Donna Lynn Lollar; her sons, Richard Howell Williams and Michael E. Williams; grandchildren, Tracy Marie Collins and Christie Lollar; great-grandchildren, Zachary E. Collins and Ayden Bailey; and special friends, Floyd Hayles and Crystal Pollard. 

She loved flowers, Christmas time and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved spending time with her friends of Central Church of Christ, especially Joyce and Everett Getty, who would come to sing and pray with her every Sunday. She would give the shirt off of her back or food out of her kitchen. Zach and Ayden were her sweethearts. 

Pallbearers were her great-grandson, Zach and friends.