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Raymond Anderson, Sr.
Raymond Anderson, Sr., 70, of Sawyerville, died January 16, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were noon Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Greensboro at Agnew Funeral Home with Pastor John I. Samuel officiating. Burial was 1 p.m. in Anderson Cemetery in Sawyerville with Agnew Funeral Home directing. Visitation was Monday, January 22, 2018 from noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The body lay in state one hour prior to the service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife Mary V. Anderson; daughters Violetta Long Giles and Julia Anderson; sons Anthony Bell, Raymond Anderson and Alexander Anderson; sisters Osie Picken, Octavia Lane and Laura Sue Abrams; and brother Theodore Roosevelt Anderson.
Raymond Anderson, Sr. was born April 21, 1947. He joined the Army at an early age and was discharged with honors, an honorable Vietnam veteran, in October 19, 1972. He soon married Mary V. Anderson for 47 years until death. They had five children and he also has one other son. He was a retired supervisor of Newell Road Construction. He was loved by many from all around especially throughout the little town of Sawyerville.
Pallbearers were Perry Deon Brown, Aundraus Brown, George Brown, Jr., James Lee, Gary Abram and Kenny Abram.
Honorary pallbearers were Newell Road Construction and Amedisys Home Health.

Evelyn Jeffries Chambers
Evelyn Jeffries Chambers passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Services were at Bass Tambernacle C. M. E. in Akron Saturday, January 20, 2018 at noon. Washington and Paige Mortuary, Greensboro in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth “Liz” Comer
Elizabeth “Liz” Comer, 60, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Big Sandy W. V., passed away on January 16, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Services were 1 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 with Rev. David Kelly and Rev. Ken Andrews officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation was one hour prior to services in the funeral home.
Liz was preceded in death by both parents Walter and Theda Hall; stepfather Harvey Brumfield; and sister Ruth Matney.
She is survived by her daughter Heather Burns (Kent); granddaughters Emilee and Allie Burns; brother James Hall (Diane); sister Cathy Gray (Greg); five nephews; and one niece.
Liz was born in Big Sandy, W. V. in 1957 and she moved to Tuscaloosa in 1985 when her husband’s job relocated with the coal industry. Later in life she made her grandchildren the center of her happiness and her whole world.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Hospice of West Alabama, Hunter Creek Rehab, Dr. Richard Shamblin, U. O. F. S. staff, Express Oil Rice Mine Road, Ann and Randall Burns, Buhl Church of God and Tuscaloosa Moose Lodge #804.

Elizabeth “Snooks” Falls Dockery
Elizabeth “Snooks” Falls Dockery, 91, of Duncanville, left her earthly body at Hospice of West Alabama on January 16, 2018. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Gilgal Baptist Church and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation was Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ward Dockery; parents William Richard “Rufus” Falls and Ludie Doss Falls; siblings Dwight Falls, Franklin “Ram” Falls, Sarah “Polly” Inzer, Theda Jones, Mary Sims, Annie “Jacq” Inzer, daughter-in-law Janet Dockery; and great-grandson Noah Smith.
She is survived by a son Andy Dockery (Cheryl) and daughter Cheryl Parker (John); grandchildren Cindy Lee (Rusty), Lee Dockery (Deedee), Julia Dockery, John Claud (Erin) Parker, Jenny Long (Todd) and Drew Dockery (Lori), thirteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews.
She was born in Tuscaloosa May 8, 1926. She graduated from Tuscaloosa High School. “Snooks” married Ward May 26, 1946 and became a country girl. She was known as “Snooks”, Mama, and Meme by many of friends and family.
She worked at Druid City Hospital Credit Union as a manager and later at Clara Verner Tower. She was an active member of Gilgal Baptist Church and some of her true services were Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), Girls in Action (GA) and the choir.
She was a special lady to her family, friends, and customers. Many people have made statements that she was the first face they saw in the choir at Gilgal. People could tell her smile was genuine, which was filled with warmth and love for the Lord as well as people including family, friends, people in need, and people she just met. Heaven received a servant who will truly be missed by the ones left here on earth.
“Snooks” was a great keeper of secrets which led many to confide in her with needs and concerns so she was able to guide people to the Lord and to make better decisions. She found happiness in people. Her sweet kind spirit drew people to her. She had the gift of hospitality and everyone who had the opportunity to meet her experienced this first hand. She and Ward diligently prayed for so many people during their lives, which included family, neighbors, people she knew through her various jobs, and missionaries by name. She continued this practice until the end of her life. We are thankful for the foundation of faith that they laid down for our family. She left her family and friends with plenty of wonderful memories and recipes for foods and service.
Pallbearers were Lee Dockery, Ronnie Foster, Clayton Hoffman, Rusty Lee, Todd Long, Matthew Nelson, Tom Nelson and John Claud Parker
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. George Miller, DCH Credit Union and members, Clara Verner Tower, Hamrick Highlands, Hospice of West Alabama, Gilgal Baptist Church and Gilgal community.
Donations can be made to Gilgal Baptist Church building fund, Duncanville, AL. Condolences may be offered at

Benji Elliott, Jr.
Benji Elliott, Jr., 59, of Tuscaloosa, died January 18, 2018. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Magnolia Chapel South. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his mother Peggy McAteer and sister Joyce Kelley.
Survivors include his sisters Marye Anna Murray (Tyrone), Melony Smithson (Jeff) and Wendy Lynn (Brad); father, Charles B. Elliott, Sr.; stepfather Charles McAteer; and brother-in-law David Kelley.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of West Alabama.

Maxine Drummond Fowler
Maxine Drummond Fowler, 84, of Marion, passed away January 19, 2018 at Perry County Nursing Home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from Siloam Baptist Church with Rev. John Nicholson officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel directing. Burial followed in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
She was born September 17, 1933, in Knoxville, Ala. to David Mack and Ouida Henderson Drummond.
She was preceded by her parents and husband Thomas Jackson Fowler.
Survivors are her daughters Jacqueline Fowler Barkmann (Albert) of The Woodlands, Texas and Janet Fowler Crook of Loganville, Ga.; son, Jeffrey Thomas Fowler (Sandra) of Americus, Ga.; sisters, Marine Pratt (Lovie) of Sasche, Texas, Margine Johnson (Jim) of Doraville, Ga. and Betsy Pratt (Frank) of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; brother, David Mack Drummond, Jr. (Karen) of Northport; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Doris Jean “Boot” / “Na Na” Gilmore
Mrs. Doris Jean “Boot” / “Na Na” Gilmore, 68, of Eutaw passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Visitation was Friday, January 19, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration was Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at New Sarepta Primitive Baptist Church, 12990 Co. Rd. 60 Eutaw. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment followed in the church cemetary. Rev. Albert Johnson is the pastor is New Sarepta Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. Eddie James Lewis, pastor of Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church officiated.
Survivors are the Gilmore, Morrow, Wilder, Kimbrough, Underwood, Lawson, Craig, and Dunlap families. Lavender’s Funeral Service, 11233 Hwy. 17 S., Aliceville, 205-373-2420 in charge of arrangements.

Arnold Wilford Hughey, Sr.
Arnold Wilford Hughey, Sr., 93, of Marion, passed away January 14, 2018 at Bibb Medical Center. A celebration of life service was held at 11:30 on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Siloam Baptist Church with Rev. John Nicholson officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel directing. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m Thursday January 18, 2018, at the funeral home.
Arnold was born May 5, 1924, in Sprott, to Andrew Jackson and Buena Osborn Hughey.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn Breland Hughey; daughter Rebecca Holtzclaw of Daphne; sons Arnold Wilford Hughey of Venice, Fla., Joseph Morland Hughey of Theodore, and Stephen Andrew Hughey of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters Sue Crocker Hughey and Karen K. Hughey; brother Edward Murray Hughey; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

Donald Gene Keating
Donald Gene Keating 76, of Knoxville, Ala. died January 20, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. John Alexander and Bro. Levy Corey officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Gardens with Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church.
He was preceded in death by his father, L. D. Keating and mother, Merle Keating McDaniel.
Survivors include his wife Ann Keating of Knoxville; sons David Keating (Terri) and James Wilson (Melissa); brother Jerome Keating (Ann); and grandchildren James Keating (Brandy), Amanda Keating, Logan Wilson, Cadence Wilson, Jack Keating and Ava Grace Keating.
Don was born May 11, 1941 in Lamar County. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a licensed mortician and worked for Memory Chapel Funeral Home. He worked in the funeral home for many years. He owned his own trucking business and worked in law enforcement for many years. He was a salesman and never met a stranger. He loved all of his dogs and considered them his babies and best companions.
Pallbearers were James Keating, Jack Keating, Logan Wilson, Paul Phillips, Leslie Burroughs and John Clayton.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Scott Fulgham, 2 South Oncology nursing staff and friends and neighbors of the Fosters/ Ralph community.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Bethel Baptist Church or New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Pearlie Mae Williams
Pearlie Mae Williams, 74, of Moundville, died January 12, 2018 at her residence. Services wer 3 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Wills’ Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. James Prewitt officiating and Wills’ Funeral Service directing. Visitation was 12-5 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at the funeral home.

Ben Junior “Hook” Windham
Mr. Ben Junior “Hook” Windham, 78, of Aliceville passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Mr. Windham is the father of Lavender’s Funeral Service Owners and Directors, Terry and Belinda Lavender Windham, and he is the grandfather of Terrence, Whitley, & LaTasha Windham.
Visitation will be Friday, January 19, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. Home going celebration will be Saturday, January 20, 2018 1 p.m. at New Canaan Baptist Church, 1104 Wilson Road in Aliceville. The body of Mr. Windham will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in Magnolia Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 9654 Hwy. 14, Aliceville. Rev. Timothy L. Martin, Sr. will officiate, Rev. Terrence E. Windham will be the Eulogist, and Rev. Dr. Lonnie Weaver is the Pastor of New Canaan Baptist Church.
Survivors are the Windham, Walker, Guyton, Dunner, and Colvin families. Lavender’s Funeral Service, 11233 Hwy. 17 S., Aliceville, 205-373-2420, in charge of arrangements.