Martha “Nit” Jane Green
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Ms. Martha “Nit” Jane Green, 73, of Aliceville, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Glen Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Tuscaloosa. Visitation will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration will be Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11 a.m. at Cluster Baptist Church, Hwy. 32, Aliceville. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Community (Cluster) Cemetery, 190 Hwy. 32, Aliceville. Rev. Richie Little is the pastor of Cluster Baptist Church. Rev. Tommy Cox, pastor of Paynes Chapel Baptist Church, West Point, Miss., will be the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420,, directing.
Survivors are the Green family.
Bru’Nesha Renee McIntosh
Ms. Bru’Nesha Renee McIntosh of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Linden, entered into eternal rest May 2, 2024, in Tuscalooa. Funeral services were Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. from Linden High School Gymnasium, Linden. Interment followed in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Linden. Visitation was Friday, May 17, 2024, at the funeral home. Larkin and Scott Mortuary, LLC, entrusted with arrangements.
Hazel S. Mouchette
Hazel S. Mouchette went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. A celebration of her 98 years of life will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11 a.m., at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, visitation immediately following the service. A graveside service will be held for the family prior to the memorial service.
She was preceded in death by: her loving husband of 57 years George Mouchette; parents Kenneth and Lois Shirley; sisters Beatrice Hall, Vera James;a brother Ken Shirley; a great-grandson Lucas Mouchette.
Family members remaining are: daughters Regina Kirkland (Don) and Debbie Baker (Bill); a son Brooks Mouchette (Debbie) all of Tuscaloosa; seven loving grandchildren, Eric Kirkland, Todd Kirkland, Leanne Kirkland, Rand Cooper (Kellie), Haley Baker, Colby Mouchette (Kathryn), Jordan Mouchette; ten great-grandchildren, Caroline Kirkland, Ellis Kirkland, Mary Sullivan Kirkland, Anna Brooks Kirkland, Coleman Cooper, Greyson Cooper, Lucy Mouchette, Annie Ruth Mouchette, Hazel Mouchette, Lewis Mouchette.
Hazel was a Tuscaloosa native, graduating from Tuscaloosa County High. She worked for the Central Foundry until 1966. She would later join her husband, George, beginning a business providing appliances and lighting to the surrounding area. It started as Lighting and Appliance and later was known as Lighting Plus. Hazel’s passion was product selection at the various markets and was excellent at showroom design. Her favorite time of the year was changing the showroom into a Christmas shopping destination. She made it magical. With much success, Lighting Plus stood as a testimony to her hard work and creativity. Hazel was an active member of Alberta Methodist Church and later First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. She really enjoyed activities with “Triple L.” She loved being around other ladies and especially going on trips with the group. Hazel was a good and faithful servant to her family and for her Lord Jesus Christ.
Active pallbearers were her grandsons, Eric Kirkland, Todd Kirkland, Rand Cooper, Colby Mouchette, great-grandchildren Coleman Cooper, Greyson Cooper, and son-inlaws Don Kirkland and Bill Baker. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to donate Hospice of West Alabama, First Baptist of Tuscaloosa, or to the charity of your choice.
Daisy Edwards Robinson
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Edwards Robinson of Greensboro were held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor James Franks officiating services. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Edwards lay in state one hour prior to start of services. Public viewing was on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Washington & Paige Mortuary.
A beacon of love and strength passed away peacefully on April 20, 2024, at Hospice West Alabama.
Daisy was born on April 18, 1963, to the late Rufus Edward Sr., living mother, Bessie Edward. Daisy had a passion for singing and dancing and having fun with family. She accepted Christ at a young age at Pine Grove Baptist Church she remained a member until Death.
Daisy preceded by her father Rufus Edwards, Sr.; brother, Rufus Edwards, Jr.;sister, Essie M. Frank in death. Despite losing her loved ones, she still found joy in spending time with her family. Daisy left behind her husband Alfred Robinson Sr.; three Sons Kevin Edwards, Huntsville, Kendrick Edwards, Fort Worth, Texas, Alfred Robinson, Jr., Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Kahri Edwards, Kendria Edwards, Khaill Mitcade; sisters and brothers James (Maggie) Frank, Ethel M. Edwards, Ruby Jean (Riley) Benson, Pearlie (James) Moore, Corine Edwards, Jannie Edwards, Ella B (Bernard) Desroches, Robert (Pamela) Edwards, Sonya (Phillip) Boykin, Gloria (Dedric) Warren, Susan Harris, Kimberley Harris. Special friend, Eddie Hunter. Aunts Susan Davis, Rebecca Edwards, Gladys Edwards, Lula Edwards; and host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Emory Yelverton Rhyne
Emory Yelverton Rhyne, 83, of Tuscaloosa passed away on May 4, 2024 at Floyd E. “Tut” Fann Veteran’s Home, Huntsville. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Olvey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Emory was preceded in death by his father Robert Henry Rhyne, Sr.; mother Eunie Yelverton Rhyne; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Rhyne; daughter Monica Rhyne; son Robert Rhyne (Shannon); grandchildren Whitney Smith (Steven), Jared Rhyne (LeeAnna) and Allison Holland (Drew); great grandchildren Robert Thomas “RT” and Emery Rhyne, Drew and Charlie Smith; a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Rhyne was born in Selma and raised in Hale County. He attended the University of Alabama and enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1962. Mr. Rhyne worked for 24 years at BF Goodrich in multiple supervisory roles in the tire room. He was quick to help those in need and enjoyed working on cars and time with the grandkids and extended family. He also enjoyed trips to the beach and mountains. He spent the last three years at the Floyd E. “Tut” Fann Veteran’s Home in Huntsville following a stroke in December 2020. We are rejoicing that Emory is reunited with the One he was created to know and gets to worship Him in his new, healed, and redeemed body.
Pallbearers were Jared Rhyne, Steven Smith, Jace Olvey, Kevin Lancaster and Alan Tingle. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the International Mission Board (3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23230, or the charity of your choice.
Johnny Lee Smith
Johnny Lee Smith, 34, went to his eternal home on May 2, 2024. He was born in Demopolis, on September 21, 1989, to Gloria Cromer Smith and Jimmy L. Smith, Sr.
He is survived by his parents, his son Dean Smith, his sister Elizabeth Hollingsworth, and his brothers Jimmy L. Smith, Jr. and Joey L. Smith.
A graveside service was held on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Waycross Bible Methodist Church Cemetery, Marion, with Kirk Funeral Homes, Greensboro Chapel directing.
Rodney L. Smith
Graveside services for Mr. Rodney L. Smith of North Perry County was on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 9 a.m. in the Miles Cemetery located in North Perry County. Mr. Smith will lie in state one hour prior to start of services. Public viewing was Friday, May 3, 2024, at Washington & Paige Mortuary.
Rodney Lenear Smith was born on October 14, 1973, in Warren, Ohio, the eldest son of ten children. Rodney resided in Ocala, Florida and departed this life on April 29, 2024, at 4:29 p.m. with his family by his side. Rodney was baptized at the early age of ten and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. He graduated from Francis Nlarion High School in 1991. During his high school years, Rodney enjoyed athletics; especially football, playing on the varsity team in his sophomore and junior years. Rodney’s love for football did not stop at his high school years, he went on to try out as a walk­on for the Chicago Bears. After his pursuit of football, Rodney decided to serve his country by joining the Marine Corps.
Rodney leaves to cherish the memories of his life a loving mother Earline Reynolds; daughter Angelina Dian·e Terrell; three sons Darien Chandler, Napoleon Norfleet, Sahmod Howard; three grandchildren; five sisters Roslyn Smith of Birmingham, Rhonda Smith of Kokomo, Ind., Rita Bates of Helena, Jamie Smith of Alpharetta, Ga, Kei’Anna Anderson of Anderson; four brothers Reginald Smith of New Orleans, La, Keelyn Roberts of Hamilton, Va, Khareem Roberts of Augusta, Ga., Steven Reynolds of Fairfax, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.