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Carolyn Marcelle Headrick Owens Dora High School Class of 1943 passes away Carolyn Owens

Carolyn Marcelle Headrick Owens Class of 1943went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the age of 90. The family will receive friends today, May 22, 2015, at noon at Collins-Burke Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be today, May 22, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at New Canaan Cemetery. Preston Headrick will officiate. Owens was loved by everyone and will be missed by many people. She was a wise, loving, virtuous and forgiving person. She was a homemaker, a postmaster, a store keeper and was most proud of taking the U.S. Census for forty years. She was also very involved in the political world with her husband. Her love united us, made us strong and reminded us of how wonderful it meant to belong to a family like ours.
Owens was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Buel “Blondie” Owens; grandchildren, Julie M. Owens and William J. Owens. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Brenda Owens Holloway; son, William Craig Owens; grandchildren, Ashley Jane Wilks, Kimberly Carmon Harwood and Mattie Caroline Owens; great-grandchildren, Taylor Harwood Crute, Madison McGuire Harwood, Samuel Bernard Harwood, Holly Grace Wilks, Isabella Jane Wilks and Lucy McGuire Wilks; brother, Harold Headrick; eight nieces; and three nephews. Pallbearers will be Rick Tubbs, Richard Harwood, Samuel Harwood, Bryan Wilks, Don Phillips and Keith Roberts.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Rhodes, Winston Crute, Tony Headrick and “Little” Max Holloway.

Jimmie Lovelady Phillips Class of 1948 passes away

Jimmy Lovelady Phillips

Jimmie Lovelady Phillips age 84 of Hoover, formerly of Dora, passed away Tuesday May 5, 2015 at her residence. She was a graduate of Dora High School-Class of 1948. She loved wildlife, birds, outdoors, flowers and yard work. Her backyard was a Certified Wildlife Habitat.
Graveside service and interment will be Thursday at 3:00 pm at Shanghi Cemetery. Rev. John Mount will officiate. There will be no public visitation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vonnie and Lona Bell Lovelady and her brother, Bob Lovelady.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years Clell Phillips (class of 1948); children, Rick Phillips and wife Jennan and Julie Elliott and husband Jerry; grandchildren, Chip, Chris, Mason and Carrie Phillips and Jordan Hall and wife Iris; brother, Richard Lovelady and wife Carolyn; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora directing 205-648-2323

Dora Band Members

Eight members of the DHS Band was part of the Million Dollar Band today. They arrived at Moody Music Building at 9:00am, had a 30 minute group rehearsal, played during the Walk of Champions pep rally at noon, then made their way to the stadium for the 2015 Alabama A-Day Game. These kids did amazing!
A Day Kids
1sr row: Clayton Fields (trombone), Brandon Warren (bass drum) 2nd row: Chase Freeman (snare drum), Nathan Link (bass drum), Anna Kate Howton (Auxiliary) 3rd row: Matthew Freeman (clarinet), Morgan Shell (clarinet), Hanna Cooper (clarinet)

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