Kathy Ann Beard
Kathy Ann Beard, 64, of Moundville passed away November 29, 2023, at Thomas Hospital, Fairhope. Services were held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Chapel South with Bro. Randy Beard officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Moundville. Visitation was held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
She is preceded in death by her husband Michael Beard, parents; Frank and Annie Jones, brother; Rex Jones, and her grandbaby; Ashlyn Tierce.
She is survived by her daughter; Amanda Tierce (Michael), sons; Brandon Beard (Tabatha), Steven Beard (Temekia), grandchildren; Dylan, Makinzzy, Chelsey, Savannah, Carmen, Taylor, McKayla, Cierra, Summer, Skyler, Michael Jr., Riley, Michael III, great grandbabies; Briggs, Oaklynn, Sterling, and Rowan.
Kathy was born in Dallas, Texas, on February 17, 1959. Kathy showed love like no other. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and her beloved husband. Kathy will be missed by many.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Beard, Steven Beard, Dylan Beard, Michael Tierce, Jr., Michael Tierce and Matt Montgomery.
Brian Christian Carroll
Brian Christian Carroll, 32, passed away on November 16, 2023. Visitation was held from 12-2 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel. Funeral services immediately followed at 2 p.m., from the funeral home Chapel, with Pastor Cal McIntire officiating. Interment was held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
Christian was born September 17, 1991, he worked as an electrician by trade. He was skilled and smart and loved working with his hands. He had an adventurous spirit and an equally adventurous personality, making friends easily. Christian had a welcoming smile, that would light up any room! He loved the outdoors, the woods, the beach and anywhere in between. Hunting, Fishing and Riding Dirt Bikes were a huge part of who he was. He was affectionate, had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. When his son was born, Christian’s life changed for the better! He loved being a dad! His heart, his smile, his personality and everything about who he was made an impact on the lives of others, he will always be loved and missed beyond measure.
Christian is survived by his son Brayden Carroll (and Brayden’s mother Katie Cureton); parents Brian “Corky” Carroll and Joei Christian; brothers Courtney Carroll, Craig Atkins, Carson Christian; sister Ashley Weaver (Josh); paternal Grandparents Travis and Nancy Carroll and maternal grandparents Joe and Shirley Christian; nephews Jackson Campbell and Eli Weaver. Christian is also survived by a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and many lifelong friends.
Serving as active pallbearers were Chad Carroll, Zane Carroll, JoeDale Norton, Brock Evans, Pierce Evans and Ted Denton. The family wishes to recognize Brayden Carroll, J. D. Esco and Johnathan Leonard as honorary pallbearers.
Annie Lucille Barnes Crocker
Annie Lucille Barnes Crocker, 97, of Marion went to her eternal home on November 29, 2023. She was born on February 20, 1926, in Alabama to Marshall D. Barnes and Ora Smith Barnes. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Vernon Gordon “Tot” Crocker. She is survived by her daughters Ruby Fleming (Edsel), Ruth Madison, Sue Hughey (Arnold), Shirley Hay (Tom); her son, Gordon Crocker (Tina); 11 siblings, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Marion Cemetery with Robert Pierce officiating, and Kirk Funeral Homes, Marion Chapel, directing. Pallbearers will be: David Hutton, Arnold Hughey III, William Charles Yancey, Jr., Matthew Gordon Yancey, Adam Crocker, and Joshua Crocker. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the Marion Cemetery Association, 1806 Oak Crest Drive, Marion, AL 36756.
Charleta Greene
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Ms. Charleta Greene, 51, of Panola on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at her residence. Ms. Charleta Greene will be cremated and a memorial service will the scheduled at a later date. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, LavendersFuneralService.com, directing. Survivors are the Greene family.
Teresa Holley
Teresa Holley, 54 of Duncanville passed away on November 18, 2023, at her home. Services were held on Monday, December 4, 2023, at Duncanville Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Leon White and Rev. Ray Hallman officiating, and Magnolia Chapel South directing.
Burial will follow at Hubbard Springs Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Teresa is preceded in death by her father; Ronnie Minor, II, sister; Sandra Farley, brother; Ronnie Minor, III, and her grandmother; Geneva Oxendine.
Survivors include her husband Ronnie Joe Holley, sons; Bradley Junkins (Jenna), Ronnie Holley, Jr., sisters; Tammy Averette, Michelle Minor, brothers; Joey Williamson, Greg Williamson, parents; Pat Abernathy and Joe Williamson,grandchildren; Fisher Junkins and Austin Junkins and a number of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
Teresa was a beloved wife, mother and nana. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her two grandsons Fisher and Austin. She loved watching wrestling with her son J. R. and grandson Fisher. She made life fun and was not scared to get dirty or get in the floor to play with her grandsons.
Friday’s were always Nana and Paw’s time with the boys. Teresa was married to the love of her life Ronnie Joe for 36 wonderful years.
One of their favorite past times was fishing together. She loved spending time with her son J. R. and watching their favorite show Grey’s Anatomy. She also enjoyed watching him play video games and was always his #1 fan and supporter in life. She and her son Bradley enjoyed watching Alabama Football games together every Saturday. Teresa touched many lives with her fun loving personality and always put others before herself. She enjoyed life to the fullest and spending time with the ones she loved.
Pallbearers were Tim Gardner, T. J. Gardner, Billy Gardner, Justin Herron, Brad Wynn and Ethan Roper. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Heaton, Sean Heaton, Chris Whitt and all of her “adopted” children. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home to help cover burial cost.
Rev. Horace Hughes
Tuscaloosa-Funeral services for Rev. Horace Hughes, beloved pastor for 29 years of Thompson Chapel C. P. Church in Tuscaloosa, were 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2023, at Macedonia C. P. Church, Aliceville. The body lay in state from 10:30-11 a.m. prior to the service hour. Burial followed in Shed Hill Cemetery, Aliceville. Smith’s Mortuary, Boligee, directed. The management and staff at Smith’s Mortuary offer our heartfelt and sincere sympathy to the entire family.
Cornell James, Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Cornell James, Sr., of Tuscaloosa were held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at noon at 1st Baptist Church Akron. Pastor Andre Hunt, Sr., officiated services with burial immediately following in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Moundville. He lay in state one hour prior to start of services. Public viewing was held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Washington & Paige Mortuary.
Frank Michael “Mike” McCormack
Frank Michael “Mike” McCormack died on November 23, 2023, at the age of 72, after living many years with congestive heart failure. A memorial was held Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Taylorville Baptist Church.
A native and lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa, he was born on October 14, 1951, the firstborn son of Frank and Mary Sue McCormack, who both preceded him in death.
Mike was also preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ann Ward McCormack, and his brother Dr. Ron McCormack.
He is survived by his wife of nine years Dianne Donahue McCormack; his son and daughter-in-law Frank Michael Jr. and Jennifer McCormack; his grandchildren Ana, Julian and Eóin McCormack; his brother and sister-in-law Dan and Karen McCormack; his sister-in-law Nancy McCormack; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were like family to him.
For his whole life, Mike was a provider, hard worker, adventurer, outdoorsman, loyal friend and family man. He loved to talk about his childhood paper route, getting into mischief with cherry bombs and M-80s, shooting flies with his BB gun, and riding bikes with friends around Alberta City. Mike loved music.
He was saved and baptized at Alberta Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. He was first chair French horn in the band at Tuscaloosa High School and was a member of the class of 1969.
He later played in the Million Dollar Band while he was a student at the University of Alabama.
He loved Jimi Hendrix and could whistle every guitar solo from memory. He left Alberta Baptist Church around age 20 to lead music at nearby Eastern Hills Baptist Church. The pianist there was Ann Ward, who was a little younger than him. Soon, the pair weren’t just planning music for Sunday worship—they were planning a wedding, which took place at Eastern Hills on December 29, 1972. After the wedding, Ann and Mike embarked on their honeymoon in his baby blue Volkswagen Beetle. Like his father, Mike spent his entire working life at BF Goodrich, eventually serving as a senior shift foreman. He always enjoyed explaining the process of making tires, but what he loved more was telling stories about his friends from Goodrich, where they got their nicknames, and pranks they would play on each other. “If I’m lying I’m dying,” he’d say. Throughout those years, Mike became a legend on the Black Warrior River, where he spent many days and nights tight-lining, camping and jug fishing.
His favorite camping spot was on the left descending bank above Old Lock 9. His fishing jugs, with which he caught innumerable catfish, were easily recognizable: fluorescent orange (painted on the inside) with reflective tape and “MIKE” written in Sharpie on the side. He was also an avid hunter, and he helped control the squirrel and chipmunk population around his house in Claymont throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Mike and Ann welcomed their first and only child in late 1981, and they raised him as part of Forest Lake Baptist Church, where Ann served as pianist and Mike sang in the choir. Together, Mike and Ann were very active in the church’s bus ministry, picking up kids from the surrounding neighborhoods and bringing them to church. From then on, holidays and special occasions at the McCormack home often included diverse dishes and multiple languages spoken. After Ann passed away in January 2014, Mike’s cousin Randy and his wife Janice introduced him to Dianne Donahue, a friend who, similar to Mike, had lost her husband suddenly a few years prior. The two were fast friends and got married on September 6, 2014, in a small ceremony officiated by his son. Early in their marriage, Mike and Dianne enjoyed traveling, including Mike’s only trip outside the United States, a cruise to Puerto Rico.
They each sold their houses and moved to the “country” to a home with a pond, pool and wide open spaces, perfect for their grandchildren. Later in their years together, despite Mike’s health issues, he continued to thrive and bless his family and friends with his presence, thanks to his quiet determination and Dianne’s Christlike love and care. The day preceding his death was spent surrounded by his beloved wife, his son and daughter-in-law, his grandchildren, his brother and sister-in-law, his friend Ervin Hoggle, and his hospice nurses.
Theodore Loyd Parker
Ted L. Parker, 66, of Northport passed away November 21, 2023, at Northport Medical Center. Visitation will be 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Magnolia Chapel North. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Williamson Cemetery in Northport with Rev. John Jenkins officiating and Magnolia Chapel North directing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Merle Parker and Mary Evelyn Parker; wife, Linda J. Parker; sister, Debbie Parker; and brother, David Parker.
Survivors include his daughter, Carly Parker; son, Nolan Parker; sisters, Liz Preston, Theda Lucian, and Dianna Fonda (Scott); fiancée, Melissa Beams; nephews, Eric Preston (Cristie), Matt Roark, and Travis Roark; nieces, Laura Simpson (Darreld), Tiffany Pisaneschi, and Catrina Larson; great-nephews, Elijah Pisaneschi, Levi and Logan Simpson; great-nieces, Kaitlyn Simpson, Aura Brooks, and Cora Preston; and beloved pets, Gypsy and Lucy.
Pallbearers will be Larry Davis, Phillip Gilliland, Thomas Davis, Justin Beams, Glenn Crow, and Dalton Harbin. Honorary pallbearers are former employees of BF Goodrich. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gideons International c/o Northport Camp, P.O. Box 61, Northport, AL 35476.
Mary Ann (Spencer) Perrigin
Mary Ann (Spencer) Perrigin, 91, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Heritage Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Tuscaloosa. Born in Tuscaloosa April 8, 1932, to Arthur and Ethel (Davis) Spencer, Mary Ann lived her entire life in Tuscaloosa County, the majority of it in Holt. A 1950 graduate of Holt High School, she married the love of her life, Ruford Perrigin, January 21, 1955, and they had two children, Doug and Suzanne. Mary Ann worked for over 30 years for South Central Bell, currently AT&T. She then worked for 10 years for the Tuscaloosa County School System as a library aide at both Hillcrest High School and Riverside Junior High School.
Deeply faithful to her Lord, she was a longtime member of Holt Baptist Church, and, more recently, Circlewood Baptist Church. Beautiful inside and out, with the most amazing smile, Mary Ann faced a diagnosis of dementia in her later years as she did all things in life—with grace, truth, humor, courage, and love.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, her parents, and her brothers James and Mike.
She is survived by her son Doug Perrigin (Jan) of Westfield, Ind.; her daughter Suzanne Dowling (Rick) of Tuscaloosa; her grandsons Will Perrigin (Rachael) of Greenfield, Indiana, Jamey Perrigin of Westfield, and Sam Dowling of Tuscaloosa; her great-grandchildren Harley, Liam, and Maverick Perrigin, all of Westfield, and Breauna and Anna Morales, and Emily Tennant, all of Greenfield; her brother Chris Spencer of Tuscaloosa; her sister-in-law Ruby Perrigin of Northport; nephews Bryant Spencer (Jennifer) of Milledgeville, Ga., Johnny Hayes (Sabrina) of Spanish Fort, and Steve Perrigin of Prattville, and Jim Holliman of Tuscaloosa; special cousin Gary (Deb) Spencer of Tuscaloosa; nieces Brenda Miel (Bruce) of Tuscaloosa and Sandra Smitherman (O’Neal) of Birmingham; and numerous cousins and great-nieces and nephews.
Her service was held Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa. Burial followed in their cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Memory Chapel Funeral Home directed.
Pallbearers were Tommy Colvin, Sam Dowling, Bruce Miel, Jamey Perrigin, Steve Perrigin, and Chris Spencer. Honorary pallbearers are staff members of Pine Valley Retirement Community, Crimson Village, Heritage Healthcare and Rehabilitation, and Hospice of West Alabama; Dr. Scott Fulghum; members of the J. Claude Ryan family; members of Holt Baptist Church and the Holt community; Ann and Mac McAfee and their family members; Faye and Mike Watts and their family members; Ben Ellis and Kristi Lamont Ellis; and Pastor Joe and DeWanna Oliver of Algonquin, Ill. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Mary Ann please make a donation to one of these organizations: Community Bible Fellowship Church of Westfield, Ind., or Lazarus Ministry, Christ Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa.
Carrie Jeffries Thomas
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Jeffries Thomas of Boston, Mass., were held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Washington & Paige Mortuary with Pastor Timothy Jeffries officiating. Burial immediately followed in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas lay in state one hour prior to start of services. Public viewing was held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Washington & Paige Mortuary.
Irene L. Townsend
Irene L. Townsend, 82, of Moundville, passed away November 28, 2023, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Magnolia Chapel North with Bro. Leon Winters officiating. Burial will follow in Goodwater Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel North directing. Visitation was Saturday at the Magnolia Chapel North.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Lallier and Mae (Perrault) Lallier; husband, William Townsend; brother, Louis Lallier; and daughter, Holly Bagwell.
Survivors include her brother, Martin Lallier; stepdaughter, Rhonda Gilmore (Artie); son-in-law, Anthony Bagwell; grandchildren, Anthony Willmon (Tracy), Zackary Bagwell (Lindsey), Christian Willmon, and Addison Willmon; and great-grandchildren, Brooklin, Graylin, and Ridge Bagwell, and Parker and Crimson Willmon.
Irene was born in Red Lake Falls, Minn., where she attended Lafayette High School. Irene moved to Alabama in January 1968, to begin working for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. She continued working there until her retirement in March 2003. After she retired, she loved spending time with friends and family.
Pallbearers were Zackary Bagwell, Anthony Bagwell, Anthony Willmon, Christian Willmon, Addison Willmon, and Artie Gilmore. Honorary pallbearers are nurses of TSICU at DCH Regional Medical Center and Hospice of West Alabama. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama.