Evelynn “Whitie” Bisplinghoff
Evelynn “Whitie” Bisplinghoff, 95, passed away Monday, February 12, 2019. Whitie died at home in Tuscaloosa, Ala. following a brief illness. Whitie was born on May 25, 1923, in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from Rossville High School in Rossville, Ga. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. B. “Buck” Bisplinghoff; parents, Shelton L. and Lura Nelson; twin sister, Ethlynn “Blackie” Jones; sisters Francis Bates and Marion Nelson; and brother, Thomas Nelson.
Whitie and Buck worked in the shoe industry selling and working trade shows throughout the southeast. Whitie also loved spending time in her kitchen cooking for family and friends.
Survivors include her children; son, Shelton (Doris) Mavity, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; daughters, Jane (Tommy) McGraw, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Coby (Bob) Palmer, of Portland, Tenn.; three grand children, Breanna (Joe) Yeager, of Nashville, Tenn.; and Bob (Kathy) Mavity and Paul Mavity, both of Macon, Ga.; and five great grand children.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, 3239 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park, 724 Hogan Road, in Rossville, Ga.; Phone: 205.652.6100, FAX: 205.652-4466.
Retired SFC. Zebedee Roosevelt Hinton
Retired SFC. Zebedee Roosevelt Hinton, of Grayson, Ga., and Ala., passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019. the memorial service was Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11 a.m. at Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4297 County Rd. 23, Aliceville. Rev. Willie G. Fulgham, Pastor of Macedonia C. P. Church officiated. The final resting place for the cremated remains of SFC. Zebedee Roosevelt Hinton was in Shedd Hill Cemetery, 5261 Co. Rd. 23, Aliceville. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are the Hinton, Walker, and Miller Ffamilies.
Sadie Lee Johnston
Sadie Lee Johnston, 99, of Moundville, died February 16, 2019, at Moundville Health & Rehab. Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Moundville, with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Charles Johnston, Sr. (J.C.); son, Joseph Charles Johnston, Jr.; mother, Martha T. “Mattie” Moore; and father, Samuel Moore.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Caroline Johnston; grandchildren, Dana Thomas (John), Crystal Dawn Ray (David) and Shane Johnston; great-grandchildren, Seth, Tamsie, Daniel, Callie, Hannah, Tanner and Nolie; and great-grandchildren, Levi, Keegan, Sawyer and Noah.
Born and raised in the Moundville, she was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Sadie spent many years as a seamstress and retired from Vanity Fair of Demopolis. She loved sewing, crossword puzzles and growing a garden. She loved being with her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Pallbearers were John Thomas, David Ray, Seth Thomas, Tanner Thomas, Daniel Johnston and Macon Beckham. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Moundville Health & Rehab.
Charlie C. Porter, Jr.
Charlie C. Porter, Jr., 81, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed away at Hospice of West Alabama on February 7, 2019.
He was born in Anniston on May 22, 1937 to the late Charlie C. Porter, Sr. and Louise Nix Porter. Many knew him as “Coach.” He was a former Coach at Akron High School and Holt High School and employed at Stillman College in the Athletic Department. In addition, he was a referee of baseball, football, basketball and softball.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife, Mary Wells-Porter; one son, Randy Hall (Clarissa) of Humble, Texas; one daughter, Tonya Alisa Wilbon of Columbia, Maryland; one brother, Freddie Porter (Wilma) of Huntsville, Alabama; four grandchildren, Kevin Wilbon, Jr. of Columbia, Maryland; Christopher, Christian and Christon Hall of Humble, Texas; three sisters-in law, Polly Porter of Harvest, Alabama; Carol Bowden and Mary B. Wells of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; two brothers-in-law, Stanley Wells and Willie Bowden of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
The services celebrating the life of Charlie C. Porter, Jr. were Friday, February 15, 2019 with visitation at Rainey Mortuary Service LLC, 4807, 20th Stt, Tuscaloosa, from 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. The funeral wase held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Beulah Baptist Church, 3100 25th St., Tuscaloosa, where Rev. David E. Gay, Jr. is the pastor and officiant of the services. Burial followed in Cedar Oak Memorial Park, 1401 Mimosa Park Rd., Tuscaloosa.