Teressa Marie Thigpen Colburn
Teressa Marie Thigpen Colburn, 82, of Moundville passed away July 11, 2024, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, Gallion, with Pastor Tom Strickland officiating, and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Iverson Hoover Thigpen and Bessie Marie (Duke) Thigpen, grandmother; Effie Marie (Mason) Duke, brother; Ira Maynard Thigpen, sister; Vivian Lee (Thipen) Whitfield.
Survivors include daughters; Robin Cooper, Abby Clements (James), Marty Aultman (Eddie), Terry Nixon (Mike), sons; Guy Colburn (Ellen), and Perry Colburn (Sabrina); grandchildren Toney Cooper (Samantha), Cryster Allison (Mike), Elizabeth Boyette (David), Guy Martin Colburn, Jr. (Brianne), Marie Davis (Kevin), Wendy Kizziah (Josh), Christopher Melton (Brandee), Lewis Aultman, Hannah Nixon, Matthew Nixon (Kayla), Violet Colburn, Tyler Colburn, Christian Colburn, Brittany Swisher, Walt Drake (Fran); 28 great grandchildren, 8 nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends who loved her deeply.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Melton, Lewis Aultman, Gavin Mitchell, Gage Mitchell, Matthew Nixon, and Tyler Colburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Aultman, James Clements, Mike Nixon, Kevin Davis, Josh Kizziah, Toney Cooper, Chandler Deerman, Brayden Swisher, Jayson Swisher, and the staff of DCH ICCU.
Johnnie L. “Pat” Noland
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Johnnie L. “Pat” Noland, 95, of Ethelsville, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Mrs. Noland is the mother of Rev. Jessie Noland, Assist. Pastor of Mount Galilee Baptist Church, Northport. Visitation was Friday, July 12, 2024 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration was Saturday, July 13, 2024, 11 a.m. at Mount Galilee Baptist Church, Northport. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Lavender’s Funeral Service. Interment was in Baptist Grove Cemetery, Ethelsville. Rev. Jessie L. Miller, Sr., pastor of Mount Galilee Baptist Church, was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, LavendersFuneralService.com, directing.
Survivors are the Noland family.
Linda Carol Pearson
Linda Carol Pearson, 83, of Moundville, passed away July 5, 2024, after a sudden decline in health at Hospice of West Alabama. Linda was born on July 29, 1940, to Claude S. Pearson and Louise Kelly Pearson. After graduating from Berry High School in 1959, Linda worked at several jobs in Fayette before moving to Tuscaloosa and starting her career with the Alabama Forestry Commission, from which she retired after 22 and ½ years. She spent much of her time caring for her mother and family members. She loved to shop, find bargains, watch old movies, and work in her yard.
Linda was preceded in death by: her father Claude S. Pearson; mother Virginia Louise Kelly Pearson; brother William “Billy” Pearson; nephew Andy Pearson; niece Janet Vogeler. She is survived by: her sisters Vivian Gray of Berry, Sandra McBride of Moundville; her brother, Terry Lee Pearson of Moundville; a host of nieces and nephews, as well as her beloved pets – Marley, Cesar, and Rosie.
Pallbearers were Billy Gray, Joey Gann, Trenton McMillian, Levi O’Neal, Von Jarvis, George Nassany, and Jarrod Owens. Honorary pallbearers are friends and neighbors of Moundville, employees of the Alabama Forestry Commission, and Hospice of West Alabama. Services were officiated by Rev. Drew Self at Magnolia Chapel North on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 11 a.m. Visitation was one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama or to your favorite charity.
Jason Patton Pearson
Jason Patton Pearson, 46, of Northport, passed away June 28, 2024, at his residence. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2024, at Williamson Cemetery, Northport, with Pastor John Jenkins officiating and Magnolia Chapel North directing.
He was preceded in death by: his grandparents Henry and Virginia Pearson, Hamner and Edna Patton. Survivors include: his parents John S. Pearson, III and Margaret Patton Pearson; brother John S. Pearson, IV (Jamie); nephew Chase Pearson (Courtney); nieces Leah Albright (Dawson), Lauren Pearson.
Jason graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School and Shelton State Community College. Jason was known by his friends as “Slim.” He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his faithful dog, Mayhem.
Pallbearers were Jason Bowers, Courtney White, Lee Moore, Dyer Moore, Chase Pearson, and Drew Patton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northport Baptist Church and the Humane Society of West Alabama.
Jeffrey Randall “Randy” Rogers
Jeffrey Randall “Randy” Rogers, 63, passed away on July 10, 2024, at his residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 10 a.m., at Tuscaloosa Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Craig Blair officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park immediately followed the funeral service.
Randy was born February 23, 1961, to the late Elder Jimmy Rogers and Ruth Rogers. He attended Tuscaloosa County High School and graduated as part of the Class of 1979. He went on to the University of Alabama where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business. Randy was a Christian by faith, he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and was a life-long member of Tuscaloosa Primitive Baptist Church, where he was active in church roles and activities. A true outdoorsman, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed time he got to spend on his farm and with his animals. Randy was known around West Alabama as “Big Hearted Randy.” His quick wit and funny stories made him unforgettable and loved by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Randy was preceded in death by his wife Carrie Rogers; daughter Holly Rogers; as well as his grandparents: J.C. and Ellen Porter, William H. Rogers and Inez Boyd Acton.
He is survived by his son Jacob Randall Rogers (Allison) of Mountain Brook; sister Renee Rogers Deason (Jerry) of Fosters; brother Rick Rogers (Jan) of Moundville; and two grandchildren Ellen Rogers, Benjamin Rogers.
Kaleb Nelson, McArthur Ray, Brandon Michael Hobson, Boomie Simpson, Jack Gibson, Ward Logan, Bryant Rogers and Denson Dean will serve as active pallbearers. The family wishes to recognize his friends and church family at Tuscaloosa Primitive Baptist Church; Friends of the Fosters, Ralph and Romulus communities; Tuscaloosa County High School, Class of 1979; beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family; “Billy’s Friday Night Dinner Group;” “Mitchell Morons;” Blake Crossley; Daughton Berry and Dena Tuggle Casey as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in Randy’s honor, can be made to Tuscaloosa Primitive Baptist Church, 5102 University Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Hazel Louise Skinner
Hazel Louise Skinner, 81, of Duncanville passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024. The family received friends Sunday, July 14, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tuscaloosa. A private graveside service was held Monday, July 15, 2024.
Annie Marie Smith
Annie Marie Smith, 91, of Tuscaloosa was born on March 15, 1933, in Tuscaloosa, to Floyd O. McMillan and Annie Floyd Davis McMillan. Annie passed away on July 7, 2024, at home. Services were held on Friday, July 12, 2024, at noon at Magnolia Chapel South with Pastor Joseph Fowler officiating, and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Visitation was at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
She is preceded in death by: her parents; loving husband of 50 years Carl E. Smith; twin brother Owen M. “Buddy” McMillan; nephews Stephen McMillan and David L. Smith; nieces Janet McMillan Newsome, Patti Smith Morton. She is survived by: her nieces Lisa McMillan Gilliland, Judy Smith Colburn, Joyce Smith, Vicki Smith Marion, Jeannie Smith Sosebee, Linda Warren Hill, Carol Warren Aman, Donna Warren Gaddis; nephews Wade McMillan, Terry W. Smith, Daniel M. Smith; many great nieces and great nephews.
She was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School class of 1951. Annie Marie retired from South Central Bell Telephone Company with 35 years of service. She was a member of South Highland Baptist Church. Later she attended East McFarland Baptist Church. She was also a member of Farm Bureau Federation of Tuscaloosa County and they were Farmers of the year in 1977.
Pallbearers were Terry Smith, Danny Smith, Robert Simmons, Allan Schramm, Dustin Smith and Ezzard Charles Parker (Sweet Cake). In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to East McFarland Baptist Church or the Tuscaloosa Humane Society.