Anthony Wayne Allen
Anthony Wayne Allen Sr., 59, passed away June 9, 2024. Visitation was Monday, June 17, 2024, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Service was at 2 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens. Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Memory Hill Gardens, directing.
Anthony is survived by his mother Shirley Goodson; son Philip Eugene Allen, Sr.; daughter Wendy Lynn Allen (Tyler Jennings); grandchildren, Adalyn Allen, Lonnie Maddox, Philip Allen, Jr.; sisters Sherry Allen Blackwell, Wanda Allen Swindle; brother James A. Allen, Jr. (Leslie); girlfriend Kimberly Watkins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; fathers James A. Allen, Sr., Tommie Goodson; and son Anthony Wayne Allen, Jr.; also nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers were Preston McDaniel, Mike Herring, Billy Adams, Brandon Fondren, Dayton Maddox, and Greg Hicks. Honorary pallbearers are Hicks Plumbing Employees, Misty and David Chandler, Hailey McDaniel, and all of his friends.
Bettie L. Elmore
Bettie L. Elmore, 87, of Northport was called to her eternal Heavenly home on June 9, 2024. She was surrounded by her family at her home. Services were 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Magnolia Chapel North with Bro. Ben Golden and Bro. Ronald Johnson officiating. Private burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Magnolia Chapel North directing. Visitation was Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Magnolia Chapel North.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Pearl Hoggle of Greensboro; brothers James Hoggle, Stanley Hoggle, Hollis “Polly” Hoggle, Oneal “Duck” Hoggle; and sisters Ruby Johnson, Annie Pearl Yelverton. She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Boyd “Jim” Elmore; two daughters Betty Jo Barnett and husband Curtis Barnett, Susan Kay Goins and husband David Goins; one granddaughter Tara Michelle Vail; three great-grandchildren Skyler Cole Kimbrough, Cody Richard Vail Kimbrough, Emma Kay Davis; one brother, Bobby L. Hoggle.
She was a longtime member of Robertson Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that monetary donations would be made to Amedysis Hospice of Tuscaloosa.
Randall Everett Kelley
Randall Everett Kelley “Ran”, 62, of Moundville passed away June 9, 2024, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Moundville Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Duckett and Bro. Scott Stevens officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
He is preceded in death by son Jackson Kelley; grandparents, Rufus “Big Daddy” and Clevie “Big Mama” Kelley, Newman and Hazel Taylor. Survivors include his wife of 42 years Robin; daughter, Jordan Kelley; son Jameson Kelley; parents Burnard and Nelda Kelley; sister Lana Crawford (Joe); brother Terry Kelley (Angela); grandchildren Josie, JT, and Jorja; and a host of other beloved family members.
After graduating from Hale County High School in 1980, Randy successfully completed a four-year apprenticeship and attended the Associated Builders and Contractors School in Birmingham, AL to obtain his Journeyman Electrical License where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. He was influenced by his dad and Big Daddy who were exceptional electricians. This is where he developed his strong work ethic of being dedicated, dependable and a hard worker to all who knew him. Randy was an exceptional story teller. When he told his stories he had a unique way of telling them and always brought laughter to those listening. One of his greatest joys in life was the family tradition of racing. Many races were spent in the infield at Talladega on the Pine Ridge Gang “blue bus”. After Nascar, Randy spent countless weekends enjoying dirt track racing with his brother and family. If he wasn’t racing, he was planting green fields, a garden, or bush hogging on his tractor. One of his greatest loves was his grandchildren. He adored them and was known as Poppa. Randy was known by all to be generous and kind. He was there to lend a helping hand to all who needed him. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Pallbearers were Eddie Barnette, Eddie Blocker, John Bradshaw, Grayson Crawford, Hunter Kelley, Randall Owens, Chuck Perry, and Mac Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Toby Banks-Moundville Police Department, Hale County EMS, HCHS Class of 80, Kelley Electric Inc., County Line Grocery, Cottondale Elementary School, Hospice of West Alabama, Jamey Owens, John Murray Ikner, Andrea Stringfellow, Dr. Mohamed Shoreibah, GI Associates of Tuscaloosa, and Bank of Moundville.
Mona Kay Lamb
Graveside services for Mona Kay Lamb, 77, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Eutaw, who died on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at home, were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Mesopotamia Cemetery, Eutaw. Rev. Carl Sudduth officiated. Magnolia Funeral Home South directed.
Kay was born on June 15, 1946, in Greene County to Milburn Grady Lamb, Sr., and Virginia Anne Richardson Lamb. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Milburn Grady Lamb, Jr. She is survived by her best friend/ sister Susan Gasparovich of Tuscaloosa; her precious fur baby Poncho; her nieces Kim (Jim) Langham of Carrollton, Ga., Cindy (Joe) Wilson of Carrollton, Ga., Amanda (Jimmy) New of Hendersonville, N. C., Emily Lamb of Carrollton, Ga., and Connie (Rob) Adams of Union Springs; nephew Joseph (Dedra) Bolton of Pell City; great nieces Hope (Jeffrey) Vance, of Carrollton, Ga., Mallory and Jessie Wilson of Carrollton, Ga., Aspen and Layton Adams of Union Springs; great nephews Duke (Brittney) Daily, of Carrollton, Ga., Daniel (Jessie) Adams of Union Springs, Joseph (Laura) Adams of Huntsville; great-great niece Lyla Vance, of Carrollton, Ga.; great-great nephews Jake Vance, of Carrollton, Ga., Grady and Banks Daily of Carrollton, Ga., Cainnan and Moses Adams of Union Springs; and a host of special friends and family that she loved dearly.
Those who knew Kay will always remember her love of her hometown, her love for all things Roll Tide, her kindness, her sense of humor, her work ethic and that she was “the Lamb in your life.” She worked at Langham Small Motors for over 50 years, where she formed many friendships during her career. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404.
Billy Wendall Myrick
Billy Wendall Myrick, 65, of Moundville passed away at his residence June 7, 2024. Billy was born September 8, 1958, in Mississippi to Horace”Billy” and Patricia Jo Welborn Myrick. Mr. Myrick is preceded in death by his father Horace “Billy” Myrick. Survivors include his wife Sheila Myrick; sons Bruce Myrick (Lindsey), Lucas Myrick (Michelle); mother Patricia Jo Myrick; sisters Debra Flynt (Ronnie), Michelle Clarke Blankenbeckly (Chris); and seven grandchildren. A celebration of life memorial visitation was held Friday, June 14, 2024, from 3-5 p.m. att Memory Chapel Funeral Home, 2200 Skyland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, Al 35405.
Billy “Hawk,” was a man who loved his family and friends. He was the kind of person that if you needed anything, he was only a phone call away. Billy will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Arts and Autism of Tuscaloosa.
Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is honored to serve the Myrick family during their time of bereavement. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorychapelfuneralhome.com
Norma Wilson Rutledge
Norma Wilson Rutledge, 86, of Tuscaloosa passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa at 12 p.m. with a private family and close friends’ burial to follow. Visitation will was at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time with Tuscaloosa Memorial Park and Chapel directing.
Norma was born on May 21, 1938, to Massey and Katesie Wilson. Norma lost her husband of 60 years, Jack Rutledge in 2019, and her youngest son, David in 2020. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Massey and Katesie Wilson, and her brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Dot Wilson. She is survived by her son Timothy Rutledge (Jeana); her daughter in-law Kelley Williams (Randy); her sister Betty Wilson King (Terry); her grandchildren Audra Cobble (David), Keith Rutledge (Sophia), Kaley Rutledge Lee, Kurt Rutledge (Bambi), Forrest Harvey (Ashley); her great grandchildren Riley and Roman Cobble, Lilia and Isabella Rutledge, Olivia Shaw and Emma Kelley Rutledge, Madilyn Tilley, David and Hunter Grace Lee, and Remi and Leighton Harvey.
Norma served as dorm mother in Bryant Hall for the Alabama football players, with her husband Jack, for Coach Paul Bryant and Coach Gene Stallings for a combined 15 years. She was adored by all the players, who lovingly called her “Mom.” Norma loved her many friends and played Bridge and Bunco. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, where she and Jack sung in the choir. She was also a member of the Margaret Jones Sunday School class, in which she held various offices over the years. Norma was a member of several Mardi Gras Clubs, Junior League of Tuscaloosa, Modern Culture Club, Heritage Study Club, and an honorary member of the University of Alabama A-Club.
Pallbearers will be Terry King, Barry Swope, Wade Swope, Chuck Brand, Randy Wilson, and Joe Donald. Honorary pallbearers will be: JoDel Edwards, Nancy Atkins, Burt and Madelyn Jones, members of her bridge clubs, and members of her Sunday School class. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa or to a charity of your choosing.
Margaret Joyce Weeden
Margaret Joyce Wilkerson Weeden, 84, of Greensboro passed away June 13, 2024, at Moundville Health and Rehab. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, at Mt. Hermon Cemetery with Rev. Steve Vernon officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Visitation was at Bible Methodist Church in Greensboro.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Bert and Tommie Lee Wilkerson, brothers; Gerald and Frank Wilkerson, sister; Sue Wilkerson Souders, Husband; Jack Weeden and infant daughter; Cynthia Shalene. She is survived by her sons; Bert Weeden, Russell Weeden (Tammy), sister; Barbara Wilkerson Frix, grandchildren; Craig Miller (Kelly), Cara Miller, and great grandchildren; Cadence and Cash Miller.
Joyce was born and raised in Greensboro and graduated from Greensboro High School. Jack and Joyce married and raised their boys in Greensboro. Joyce worked several years at Vanity Fair in Demopolis. She also worked several years at various flower shops and later she and Jack decided to open their own shop where they worked together for many happy years. Joyce was a wonderful and talented baker, she loved to share her delicious desserts with first responders, her church family, and friends. Joyce will be greatly missed. Pallbearers were Patrick Howard, Michael Clemmer; nephews Steve Weeden, David Weeden, Lee Jackson; cousin Joe Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearer aree Moundville Health and Rehab, Southern Care Hospice, Hale County EMS, Hale County Fire Association, and Hale County Hospital. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to your favorite charity.