Robert T. “Lil Bro” Adams
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mr. Robert T. “Lil Bro” Adams, 81, of Panola on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa.
Visitation was Friday, May 13, 2022 from 2-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER. The graveside home going celebration was Saturday, May 14, 2022, at noon in Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 3555 Panola Parkway 34 in Panola, Ala.
Rev. Marvin Washington is the pastor of Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Terrence E. Windham, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss., was the eulogist. The body WILL NOT BE VIEWED AT THE CEMETERY. FOR THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF EVERYONE PLEASE WEAR A MASK. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Adams, Little, Speights, and Ricks families.


Ellen Warren Chappell
Ellen Warren Chappell, 71, of Tuscaloosa went to her eternal home on May 11, 2022. She was born on September 1, 1927, in Marion to George B. Warren and Florence Mayton Warren. She worked for the United States Postal Service.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her daughter Ginger Sanford of Tuscaloosa; her sons Christopher “Chris” Meyer of Tuscaloosa, and William “Chip” Chappell also of Tuscaloosa and her granddaughter, Lindy Beth Sanford of Tuscaloosa.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, May, 15, 2022, at at Marion Cemetery with Kirk Funeral Home, Marion Chapel directing.


Judy Lee (Fondren) Bowles
Judy Lee (Fondren) Bowles, 68, of Warrenton, Mo., went to her heavenly home on May 14, 2022.
She was born to Allen Patterson Fondren and Isabel Duncan Fondren in Moundville on July 15, 1953. Judy graduated from Hale County High School, and went on to Livingston University after graduation. She was married Charles Bowles, Sr., in Tuscaloosa on September 3, 1999.
She is survived by: her husband Chuck; siblings Patsy Ford and twin sister Joyce Evans; stepchildren Cheryl (Shawn) Summers; Julie Lee and Charles A Bowles, Jr. (Kieron); as well as, grandchildren Claire Summers, Kaitlyn Bowles, Reagan Lee, Shea Lee, Charles A. Bowles, III, “Charlie”, Aletiza “Allie” Bowles, Ella Summers, Chia Wei Lee, Ming Lee and Walker Bowles.
Judy was preceded in death by: Brother, Allen Eugene “Gene” Fondren; sister Annie Merle Sims; Jack Fondren, Jeanette Aultman, Sam Fondren, Frank Fondren; and both parents.
Judy’s career focused on Christian ministry to children. She served many years at Child Evangelism Fellowship where she authored stories about Christian heroes such as “Bold for God: The Luis Palau Story” as well as “A Friend of God: The Story of Joni Eareckson Tada” and others. Through Bible Visuals International, she was the author of “Be The One: The Todd Beamer Story.” Judy was a member of Grace Bible Church in Warrenton.
Judy became a mother to three 20-somethings after marrying Chuck in 1999, and by 2001, she was promoted to grandma, a role she embraced wholeheartedly. Judy was devoted to her family members, and loved her grandchildren.
Her grandchildren will remember her sugar cookies and homemade chicken strips. Most of all, Judy adored her husband, Chuck whom she referred to regularly as “the best man since Adam.” In recent years, Judy battled mightily against dementia. After several hospital stays and after she moved into a memory care facility in 2021, caregivers were always eager to meet Chuck because they had already heard so much about him.
A funeral will be held in Judy’s current hometown of Warrenton, Mo., on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Grace Bible Church with funeral arrangements being made by Martin Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church at 1 p.m.


Robert (Bob)
Dean Dickson

Robert (Bob) Dean Dickson of Demopolis passed away peacefully May 11, 2022. at Hospice of West Alabama. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Bob was born on May 14, 1929. in Pontotoc, Miss. He married the love of his life Doris in 1945 and the couple had two daughters; Janet and Sylvia. Bob started working in the paper industry at 19 years old. He retired 1985 as Paper Mill Superintendent from Gulf States Paper Co in Demopolis. Bob is respected and admired by many in the community and family. His encouragement, support and love will be missed by many.
He is cherished and adored by: his daughter Sylvia Symon (Vincent); 5 grandchildren Cindy Lee, (Rusty), Lee Dockery (Deedee), Rene O’Neill (Patrick), Julia Dockery and Drew Dockery (Lori); 11 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; his sister Linda Ray (Gene); and son-in-law Andy Dockery.
He is preceded in death by his wife Doris Dickson; daughter Janet Dockery; great-great grandson Noah Smith; sister Frances Robbins and brothers James Dickson and Carlton Dickson. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com for the Dickson family.


Daniel Eugene Johnson
Daniel Eugene Johnson, 61, of Akron, passed away May 8, 2022 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Five Mile Primitive Baptist Church in Akron with Elder Luke Laird officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church.
He is preceded in death by his sister Carol Sanders; brother Allen Levi Johnson; and his father IL Johnson.
He is survived by his sisters Arleen Moore (Ronald), Sharon Adair (Danne’); brothers Ivan Johnson (Vivian), Lewis Johnson (Brenda); his mother Barbara Gilley; sister-in-law; Andal Johnson.
Pallbearers were Brent Kendrick, Tracy Nolfe, Jason Sanders, Kendall Hadaway, Matthew Spandler Davison, and Joshua Johnson.


Donald Wayne Johnson
MOUNDVILLE – Donald Wayne Johnson, 52, died May 6, 2022. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Spence officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Wayne was preceded in death by his brother Doug Johnson; and grandparents Arvin and Maggie Johnson, and Clifton and Elva McDaniel.
He is survived by his children Hannah Johnson and Hunter Johnson; sister Alinda Miller (Jeff); parents Raiford and Gwendolyn Johnson; and niece Caitlin Miller.
Pallbearers were: Jack Fleming, Johnny Wyatt, Tyler Gilliam, Verdo Summerville, Melvin Snow, Fred McNeill, Jeff Miller, James Burnam, Jamie Burnam, Butch Carpenter.


Kisha Deon Johnson
MOUNDVILLE – Kisha Deon Johnson, 47, died May 6, 2022. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Spence officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Kisha was preceded in death by her mother Donna Taylor; grandparents Henry and Jean Boothe, and J. C. and Ruth Tucker.
She is survived by her children Hannah Johnson and Hunter Johnson; sisters, Stephanie Burnham (James) and Tania Tucker; brothers Billy Johnson (Shanda), Kevin Johnson (Jessica), and Danny Ray Tucker (Emily); parents John and Virginia Tucker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were: Brianna Lynn Pate, Melina Michaels, Andy Hoggle, Fred Kyser, Jimmy Abrams, Jr., James Burnam, Jamie Burnam, and Jeff Miller.


James Otis Merriweather
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mr. James Otis Merriweather , 73 of Wickliffe, Ohio, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at South Pointe Hospital, Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Visitation was Friday, May 13, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service.
The home going celebration was Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 777 Mt. Olive Church Rd., Ethelsville. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE CHURCH.
Interment was in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ethelsville. Rev. Henry Lee Pope is the pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Apostle Tommy Prude, pastor of Agape Love Fellowship Church was the eulogist. FOR THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF EVERYONE PLEASE WEAR A MASK. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Merriweather family.


James and Sarah Odom
Graveside inurnment services for James and Sarah Odom were Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11 a.m. in Memory Hill Gardens, Tuscaloosa. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com.
James was born September 7, 1926, in Carbon Hill, Ala. James served in the Navy during WWII and later worked in the beef industry. He and Sarah settled in Liberal, Kan., where he was a member of the Elks, Masons, and Shriners. James passed away November 13, 2021 at the age of 95.
Sarah was born January 27, 1928 in Eutaw, Ala. In 1946 James and Sarah were married and began their lives together. In Kansas, Sarah was active in Needles and Friends Quilt Guild, S. W. Medical Center Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Sarah passed away at the age of 91 on December 20, 2019.
Their children are Larry Odom (Anne) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sharon Otte of Lincoln, Neb., and Phil Odom of Yukon, Okla.; grandchildren April Hargraves (Brian), James Odom, Megan Otte, Jessica Schwarting (Kyle), Jake Otte, Sarah Kanter (Brian), Chance Odom (Casey Jo), and Melissa Hammerschmidt (Brian). They also have seventeen great-grandchildren. James and Sarah would have celebrated their anniversary May 24, so it is fitting that they be laid to rest on this day in the Garden of Devotion.


Iris Jean Tidmore
Iris Jean Tidmore, 79, of Tuscaloosa, passed away May 8, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Chapel South with Rev. Mark Allis and Rev. James Walker officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Moundville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Lary Eugene Tidmore; parents James H. and Beatrice Griffin; and brother-in-law Wayne Stokes.
Survivors include her daughter Dana Tidmore (Carol Caruthers); son Neal Tidmore (Carol); sisters Shirley Peeples (Rev. Paul), Faye Rigsby (Billy), Ann Stokes; grandchildren Bailey Tidmore, Briley Tidmore; great granddaughter Ellie Grace Tidmore; special friends Glenn Marshall and Tammy Tyner and her best friend Doris Gray.
Jean was born in Hale County and lived in Tuscaloosa since childhood.
She was a loving wife of 49 years to her late husband, Lary Tidmore. She was a loving and loyal mother to her children and grandchildren.
Jean loved God, her church and friends without reservation. She was a true friend to anyone she met, always thinking of others before herself.
Pallbearers were Donnie Carruth, John Dee Carruth, David Stone, Rev. Roy Bush, Mike Peacock and Ken Dunn. Honorary pallbearers will be her Red Hat Club ladies, Tuscaloosa First Church of Nazarene, Havana United Methodist Church, Richard Carruth, WE Carruth, Jr., Southside United Methodist Church, DCH 2nd floor Oncology unit and staff. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society.