Obits 1950 to 1959

1950

Bobbye Wilson Wade, age 85, of Dora, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. She was a retired Special Education Teacher from the Walker County Board of Education, having taught for 25 years at Sumiton School. She was the writer of the “Walking Back in Time” column for the Daily Mountain Eagle Newspaper in Jasper.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 12 until 1 p.m. at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Rev. Thomas Reeves will officiate. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold John Wade; and her son, William “Bill” James.
Survivors include her son, Eric James; stepdaughter, Martha French (Charlie); stepson, Harold James “Jim” Wade (Mary); special friend and caregiver, Helen Price; and many other relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.newhorizonmemorial.com

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323

Alton Leo Hamrick, 83, of Curry, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired postmaster from Empire Post Office. Funeral services will be held today, June 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Douglas Hamrick, the Rev. Terry Hamrick and the Rev. Garland Owens will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Jasper. Visitation was held on Monday from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Boyce and Bertie Hamrick. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ruth Hamrick of Curry; daughter, Marilyn Kilgore and husband James of Jasper; son, Doug Hamrick and wife, Sherry, of Jasper; grandchildren, Ashlea, Paige, Jake and Stanley Hamrick, all of Jasper; and sister, Cleo Hamrick of Empire.

HUDSON, THOMAS EDWARD "TOM CAT" 82, of Jasper, Alabama, passed away May 28, 2013, in Huntsville. He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Thomas, parents Thurman and Ila Hudson, sister Doris Quinn, and brothers John F. and Dewey L. Hudson. Survived by his wife of 57 years Diane; son Michael (Cheryl), and grandchildren, Sarah and Nicholas, of Hayden, Alabama; son Bruce (Tanya), and grandchildren, Joseph, Andrew, and Stephen, of Pleasant Grove, Alabama; son Frederick of New York; brother Robert and (Gloria), of Bessemer, Alabama; extended family, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Thomas graduated from Dora High School in 1950, served in the Marines during the Korean War, was a retired independent truck driver, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in the evening from 6 to 8 pm at Collins-Burke Funeral Home in Jasper, Alabama. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 31, 2013, at Collins-Burke at 11 am. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale, Alabama, immediately following the service.

Faye York Sandlin, 75, of Jacksonville, Ala. and formerly of Walker County died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Jacksonville Medical Center.

Margaret (Lewis) Davis.Died: March 18, 1980 

1951

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Nila Morgan Killian, 81, of Sumiton, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Bell Funeral Home in Sumiton. Preceding her in death were her father, Clyde Morgan Sr.; her mother, Hartselle Morgan; and her brothers, Clyde Morgan Jr. and Kenneth Morgan.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Killian of Sumiton; daughter, Kaye Norris (James Bartlett) of Hoover; son, James Dennis Killian of Sumiton; and many nieces and nephews.

You may sign an online register or express private condolences to the family at www.bellsumiton.com. Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611



Imo Lee Cooke Sanders,
82, of Lynn’s Park, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital East in Birmingham.

Funeral services were on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. She was buried at Sardis Cemetery in Lynn’s Park..

Preceding her in death were her husband, Joseph G. Sanders, Sr.; parents, Barbara Morgan Cooke and Thomas Bryant Cooke; and brother, Thomas Edwin Cooke.

Survivors include her sons, Joseph G. Sanders, Jr. and his wife, Debbie and Nathaniel Bryant Sanders and his wife, Paula; grandchildren, Jessica Marie Sanders and her fiancé, Lt. William J. Walker III, Iris Megan Sanders Jarvis and her husband, Lt. Grant M. Jarvis, Jacob Sanders and Anna Grace Sanders; brother, Kyle Cooke and his wife, Irene; her beloved aunt, Katherine Morgan Boyd and her husband, Luke; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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DEASON, MARY FRANCES "FRAN" 78, passed away July 3, 2013 at her home in Johnson City, TN. Born in Dora, AL, to Burgess and Clifford W. JohnsonMary Francis Carter Deason, she was later adopted by Myrtle and William S. Carter after the untimely death of her mother. Fran graduated from Dora High School, worked for the FBI in Washington, DC, then returned to Birmingham where she married Richard W. "Dick" Deason. They had two daughters, Anna Deason Chapman, deceased, and Andrea Deason Clements of Johnson City. Fran spent most of her life as a homemaker, "Memom" to five grandchildren, and caring for others. Her joys were painting, working puzzles, and watching NASCAR and she will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wellington Deason; daughter, Anna Deason Chapman; and brother, Jerry Mitchell. Fran is survived by her daughter, Andrea "Andi" Deason Clements and husband, Dale; grandchildren, Tanner Paul Clements and wife, Tiffany, Victoria "Tori" Christian Clements, Timothy Shane Clements, Michael "Tucker" Clements, and Kylie Nicole Chapman; great-granddaughter, Eliana "Ellie" Grace Clements, daughter of Tanner and Tiffany; brothers-and sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Committal services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 5th, 2013, in Mountain Home National Cemetery with Tanner Clements officiating. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an on-line condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson (Kingsport, TN) is serving the family of Fran Deason.

Gus Westbrook passed away November 8, 2012.

Joe C. "Buddy Joe" Hatley, 78, of Bagley, passed away on Thursday Nov. 17, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center-Princeton. A service to celebrate Buddy Joe's life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Dora. Everyone is invited to attend. Hatley was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Mary Hatley Sr.; brothers, Albert LeRoy Hatley and Homer B. Hatley Jr.; and sister, Margaret Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Donna S. Hatley; daughters, Sherry Hatley and Pamela Jo Hatley and her husband, Steele Olmstead; son, James Hatley; stepsons, Greg and Paul Nuckolls; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a host of extended family members and many friends. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 609 Dora, AL 35062 Read more: Daily Mountain Eagle - Joe C "Buddy Joe" Hatley le1" Goes Here


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Gervis Dickinson,Class President of Dora High School Class of 1951 passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.

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Mary Francis McGinnis, 83, of Carbon Hill, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at UAB Palliative Care. Visitation will be held Friday, July 14, 2017, from noon until 1 p.m. at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Kilgore-Green Chapel. Bryan Richardson will officiate. McGinnis was preceded in death by her son, Chuck McGinnis; brother, Joel Robinson; and sisters, Betty Morgan and Louise Cannon. She is survived by her sons, Michael R. McGinnis and Robert Graves; and best friend, Foozy Martinez


1952

James R. “Cookie” Capps, 81, of Corner, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015

Imo Lee Cooke Sanders, 82, of Lynn’s Park, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital East in Birmingham.

Albert L. Vines, 80, of Quinton, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services. Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611

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Glenn A. Parker, 76, of Huntsville passed away Sunday August 29, 2010. Glenn was aGlenn Parker United States Marine Corp Veteran, a graduate of Auburn University and a member of First Baptist Church. He worked as an Electrical Engineer with NASA in the Test Lab & Astrionics before retiring. He is preceded in death by his parents J C and Edna Parker; sisters, Kathleen Parker and Doris Lowery and brother, J C Parker.

Survivors include his wife, Anne C. Parker; daughters, Suzanne Scoble of Murfreesboro, TN, Rebecca Williams of Bessemer, AL, and Elizabeth Faulkner of Huntsville; brothers, Ralph Parker and Wayne Parker, both of Dora, AL; sister, Charlotte Perkins of Tarrant, AL and grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan Scoble, Julia Wright, Amber Williams, Brian, Kelly and Lauren Faulkner.


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LorJimmy Powell the son of Jewell and Dick Powell, passed away after a bout with cancer.
Powell is survived by his wife, Wanda Powell, daughters Lisa Hawkins of Venice and Sherri Powell of Sarasota, and a grandson, Jacob Hawkins. He also has several relatives who are Dora Graduates and live in this area.
Jimmy graduated from Dora High School in 1952.
He played football at Auburn on Coach Shug Jordan's early teams. He was also an outstanding catcher on the Auburn baseball team. He was at one time one of the winningest High School coaches in the State of Florida. He coached for over 30 years at Venice High School in Sarasota Florida. He coached many college players and three who played at Auburn University - Alvin Mitchell, Mark Rose, and Tre Smith.
He is Billy Ray Powell's brother
They are having a Memorial Service for him at Powell Davis Stadium in Venice Florida Wed. The stadium bears his name.
The Obit from The Herald Tribune
Coach James B. Powell, 75, of Nokomis, formerly of Dora, Ala., died March 27, 2010.
A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Powell-Davis Stadium at Venice High School in Venice. Burial will be private at Sarasota National Cemetery. Ewing Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda; daughters Lisa Anne Hawkins of Venice and Sherri Kaye of Sarasota; a brother, Billy Ray, of Dora;
Billy Ray's wife, Shirley; Lisa Anne's husband, James; and one grandson, Jacob.
Jim was head coach at Venice High School from 1962 to 1989. Along with coaching, he was a history teacher and athletic director. He graduated from Auburn University, where he lettered all four years in football and baseball and was an All SEC catcher. He later received his master's degree from the University of Alabama. He was a member of the Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club, Elks and Moose lodges, American Legion and the Eagles. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Venice Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 997, Venice, FL 34284-0997. 

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William Taylor Smith Class of 1952 passed away 2003

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Frances (Wingo) Clark....1952 grad and Dora High Cheerleader and Dora Beauties. Died: Sept. 27, 2008

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Billy Browning

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Jack Phillips

1953

JamesGann

James T. Gann, born in Dora on May 26, 1933, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

The family will receive friends for visitation Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sumiton.

Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mike Butler will officiate.

Burial will follow at Shanghi Cemetery.

Gann was a graduate of Dora High School and held a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served in the U.S. Army and the Alabama Army National Guard for 37 years. He was employed by Hayes Aircraft in Birmingham for nine years.

He was also employed by the Walker County Board of Education for 29 years. He taught at Dora Elementary School, Dora Jr. High School and T.S. Boyd School, and was assistant principal at Dora Junior High before becoming principal at T.S. Boyd school for 16 years.

He was the owner of Gann Vending Co. for 30 years. He was a Master Mason and a member of Acacia Lodge 670 in West Jefferson. Gann loved UA football and supported Tide Pride.

Gann was a lifetime member of UAB Alumni Association, a member of the University of Alabama Alumni, the National Education Association and the Alabama Education Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie and Lillie Nix Gann; sisters, Audie Lawson, Ruby Burchfield, Betty McLemore, Fay Tuggle and Mable Glover; and brothers, Travis Gann and Carlton Gann.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Joyce Tucker Gann; daughter, Terry Gann Crimm (Derrell); and granddaughters, Holly Joyce Crimm and Kara Michelle Crimm; family also includes, Sue Tucker, Ruth Sides, Bobbi Sue Tolbert (Danny), Steve Sides (Kathy) and Glynn McRae (Angeline); and several nephews and nieces.

Former Alabama Army National Guard and former T.S. Boyd faculty will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Aline Wilkie Glasford, Cheerleader for Dora High School in 1953 Passes away
Aline Glasford, 76, of Birmingham, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at her residence.
She is survived by her daughters, Jana Wilson Capello, Debbie Dresher (Dave), Diane Spraggins and Pam Whyte (Tom Klagholz); grandchildren, Rachel and Jessica Dresher, Sean Spraggins and Maya Whyte; sister, Linda Rice (John); and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her very much. 

Frealon "F.T." Sanders Jr., 72, died Sunday, July 8, 2007. Visitation is Tuesday July 10th at Spry Serenity Chapel, in Florence, Alabama. The Funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday July 11th at the funeral home. He was the husband of Faye Sanders.

1954

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Geraldine Baird
Charles James
Billy Taft
Shirley Landrum
 Billy Scissom
Cecil Cupps
Gerald Yarbrough
Bobby Tucker
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1955

JamesRomine

James (Jim) Romine “PawPaw”, age 77, of McCalla, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 18, 2014. He James Rominewas in radio in the Birmingham area as Johnny Davis with WVOK and WZZK for many years. Mr. Romine served as Minister of Music with several churches in the Birmingham area and sang with The Plainsmen Quartet. He served his country as a radio operator in the US Navy. Mr. Romine was a member of Reno Baptist Church where he served as the Minister of Music. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Titus Romine and his mother, Gladys Cochran.
Mr. Romine is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Martha Romine; his children, Phillip Romine (Sharee) and Melissa Knight (Jim); grandchildren, Brittney (Hunter), Kayla (Blake), Jakob, Garrett and Brady; great-grandchildren, Easton and Olivia; and his sisters, Anna Jo Harbison (Ron) and Linda Jackson (Buddy).
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at McCalla Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the funeral home.

“His love and ministry touched a multitude of lives.“

Joseph Houston "Joe" Minor Jr., 74, of Cordova, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Baptist Medical Center Princeton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 18, 2012, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Parlor. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cordova. Larry Wimberly will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Bonnie Minor; brother, Charles Minor; in-laws, Frank and Juanita Homan; and grandson, J.D. Goode. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Minor of Cordova; daughters, Rebecca Dixon (Scott) of Dora and Kristi Goode (Dusty) of Dora; son, Charles Minor (Gari Leigh) of Jasper; and grandchildren, Wesley Minor, Andrew Minor, Patrick Minor, Sarah Beth Kimbrell, Katie Dixon, Sam Dixon and Thad Goode. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation in memory of Joseph Houston "Joe" Minor Jr.

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William T. “Cooter” Cupps, 69, of Sumiton, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 31, at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home with burial in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. The Revs. Learon West, Gene Cook and Thomas Reeves will officiate. New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home will direct.
Mr. Cupps was retired after more than 40 years in the coal mining industry.
He attended Phillips Chapel Holy Church of Christ, and was a 1955 graduate of Dora High School.

1956

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Mr. John Edward Phillips, age 72 of Sumiton died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Baptist Medical Center Princeton. Funeral services were 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 8 2010, at Bell Sumiton Chapel with burial in Lawler Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Hyche officiated. Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00PM Monday at the funeral home. Bell Funeral Home Sumiton handled the arrangements. Mr. Phillips was a 1956 graduate of Dora High School and was retired from P&M Coal Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vollie and Cora Squires Phillips. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda Wilbert Phillips of Sumiton; loving daughters Jennie Phillips of Sumiton, Kathy Phillips Banks and her husband Patrick of Fairhope, and Brandy Phillips Wilkerson and her husband Charles of Thomasville; very special grandchildren Alexander Edward Phillips and Emma Nichole Wilkerson; brothers Gordon Phillips and his wife, Jim of Sayre and David Phillips and his wife, Paula of Dora; sister Paula Nell Weigant and her husband Robert of Jasper; niece Anya Phillips McGill and her husband Ryan of Dora; and special friends William and Ann Parr of Empire and Nell Glover of Sumiton. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wilbert, Austin Wilbert, Patrick Banks, Charles Wilkerson, Alex Phillips and William Banks.

Raymond E. "Ray" Robbins, 60, an engineer on the Apollo space program in the late 60's and early 70's died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at his residence in Sumiton. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Sumiton United Methodist Church with burial at McCormack Cemetery. The Revs. Alan Swindall, Mike Williams and Mark Adams will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sumiton United Methodist Church. New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home will direct. Robbins graduated from Dora High School in 1956 and from Auburn University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management in 1960. After serving as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and an engineer for Hayes Aircraft in Birmingham, he joined Boeing in Huntsville in 1963. In 1967, he moved to Boeing's Houston Apollo Spacecraft program where he served as an Industrial Engineer. For his efforts on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, his name was entered into the Apollo/Saturn V Roll of Honor. Copies of this volume have been placed in the Library of Congress, in the Smithsonian, and with a monument on the moon. He also received a medal and citation for his work with others in the engineering and construction of the craft that bore astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to the moon. After leaving Boeing, he returned to Walker County and worked in property development and residential construction. Robbins was a lifelong member of Sumiton United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, William Garland Robbins. He is survived by his mother, Bertha Mae Ingram Robbins of Sumiton; two sisters, Sarah Jane "Janie" Robbins of Birmingham and Sharon and her husband, Wayne Jones of Jasper; niece, Meredith Jones of Auburn; and two nephews, Britton Jones of Jasper and Brandon and his wife, Jodi Jones of Longview, Texas.

Tommy Pinion
Marth Connell
LeRoyce Sullivan
Elton Bailey
Gaines Hyde
Doris Burton
Larry Hamrick
Martice Goodwin Passed away in 2005 natural causes
Barbara Smith
Ila Jean Upton
Linda Ware Cole
George Perry
Joy Nell Castleberry
Jimmy Wiley
Leon Tidwell
Carol Sue Goodwin
Mark Phillips
Royce Wilkie
Willard Courington
Grady Kittrell
Donald Wilkie
James Ballenger
Ray Robbins
Martice Goodwin 

1957

Johnny R. Self, Sr. age 77, passed away February 18, 2016

Shirley Ann Westbrook, 74, of Empire, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. She was a faithful and loving wife, mother and nanny; she was a member of Empire Assembly of God. Visitation will be today, Aug. 21, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora. Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Rev. Eric Nail, Rev. Larry Hopkins and Rev. Bucky Rizzo will officiate. Burial will follow in Empire Memorial Gardens. Read more: Daily Mountain Eagle - Shirley Ann Westbrook Sandra Stricklen, beloved Dora teacher passes away

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George W. Beersdorf Sr. 72, of the Dilworth community, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 24 at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home with burial in Walker Memory Gardens. Sonny Bennett, Justin Smith and Bill Beersdorf will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, January 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sylvia Patricia "Patsy" Gant, 72, of Dora, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Walker Baptist Medical Center. She was a member of Dora First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Jackie Parker will officiate. Visitation will be today, Oct. 19, 2011, at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Lucy Hall. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jon T. Gant Sr. of Dora; children, Jon T. Gant Jr. of Hoover and Leslie Neill of Sumiton; grandchildren, Sarah Patricia Neill, Katy Anne Neill, Blaine Clayton Neill; several nieces and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

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Charlie Yow, Dora High School Class of 1957 died on Friday November 7th 2009. Charlie was named Alumnus of the Year in 2007.
Charles Yow, 70 of Sumiton, passed away Friday, November 6, 2009 at Baptist Medical Center Princeton. Funeral services will be Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Rev. Preston Headrick will officiate. Visitation will be today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife Joan Yow; son, Chuck Yow; stepson, Greg Adderhold; special step daughter, Beth Adderhold; grandsons, Christopher Yow, Trey Yow Farley III; great grandsdon, Caryson Yow; sisters, Carolyn Yow Self, Pam Yow Miles, Debra Yow Woodley, Fabian Densmore; brothers, Jackie Yow, Jimmy Yow, Don Yow, Thomas Keenum and a host of very special friends.

1958

Paula Phillips Weigant, 76, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tommy Birchem Dora High School Class of 1958 Passes Away
Tommy Birchem of Leesburg, Florida passed away on Febuary 3 2011. He will be buried in Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements not yet announced.
Shelby Jean Dill Lewis, 70, of Bremen, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. Arrangements were handled by Cullman Heritage Funeral Home in Cullman. Her memorial service was on Saturday.

Gene Cagle Dora High School Class of 1958 Passed Away Tuesday, July 27, 2004.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2004, at Warrior First United Methodist Church with burial in Warrior Cemetery. The Revs. Jonathan Todd and Audie C. Hodges III will officiate. Messmer-Goodwin Funeral Home is directing.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., today, July 29, 2004, at Messmer-Goodwin Funeral Home chapel., and 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2004, at the church.
Billy Ray Davis, 66, of Dora, died Thursday May 17, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services were May 19, at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Shanghi Cemetery. Mr. Davis was a graduate of UAB and was retired from Alabama Department of Transportation with 42 years of service. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the Alabama National Guard after 33 years. He was a member and deacon of Dora First Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Virginia Davis of Dora; daughters, Joy Reeves and her husband, Tim, of Trussville, and Katie Bright and her husband, Milan, of Jasper; grandchildren, Molly, Caroline, Emily, Daniel Reeves and Dalton Bright; step-grandchildren, Shane and Jorden Bright; brother, Jimmie Davis; and sisters, Kate Parks and Helen Spadling; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Complete list of the deceased as of March 2008
Shelby Cupps
Mildred Jent
Avis Ledbetter
Doris May
Faye Owens
Jill Sullivan
Billy Ray Adkins
Gayle Birchem
Billy Ray Davis
Ronald Cupps
Gene Cagle
Lafayette Roberts
Terry Sanders
Berford Taylor
James Ralph West

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April 7, 1942 - December 6, 2016 Jerry Grammer of Birmingham, AL passed away December 6, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by parents A.J. & Lorraine Grammer of Sumiton, Al. Jerry was born into a musical family.

By the time he was in high school he began playing with the Dixie Travelers. After attending Walker College he played trumpet and drums in various bands including The Cavemen & The Nomads supporting Charlie Rich, Dan Penn, Joe South, and many others. After a stint working on the Country Boy Eddie Show he teamed up with Jerry Woodard who had a hit with "Long Tall Texan".

They traveled the South performing for years before settling in St. Simons, GA becoming the house band for The Gilded Cage. After losing his wife to cancer he made his way back to Birmingham eventually meeting and marrying his wife, Rita. He is survived by his wife Rita Grammer; his children Jerry Grammer Jr., Kim Perrin, Lanny Grammer (Clara), Lisa Grammer Johnson (Chopper), Julie Coleman Chapman (Seth); his grandchildren Cashel Grammer, Parker Cruz, Caleb Cruz, Sarah Abigail Chapman, Coleman Chapman, Ivan Grammer, Olivia Grammer, Clinton Grammer; his sisters Barbara Smith (Jack), Patsy Shipman (Jim) Jan McCracken as well as a host of nephews, nieces, and great grand children.

Service will be officiated by Dr. Gary Fisher of South Roebuck Baptist Church. 205 Mountain Drive Birmingham, AL 35206 -

Perry D. “Big Bear” Westbrook, age 76 of Quinton, passed away Saturday December 10, 2016Melinda H. Skelton, 75, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.Marvis Latham from Dora High School class of 1959 passes away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Boaz.

Terry Sides Dora High School Class of 1959

Samuel Ray Earley (did not graduate) Passed away October 2008.

Billy Wayne Roberts, 69, of Hueytown died Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Medical West Hospital in Bessemer. Visitation is at 11 a.m. and the funeral at 1 p.m. Bell Funeral Home Sumiton is directing. Billy Wayne was a member of the Dora High School Class of 1959.

Bill Hatcher was born on July 8, 1941 and passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019. Bill was a resident of Empire, Alabama at the time of passing. He was a graduate of Dora High School, class of 1959, where he was a proud member of the Dora Bulldog football team. He was a retired U.S. Army Master Sargent. A Memorial service will be held on a date to be announced.

April 7, 1942 - December 6, 2016 Jerry Grammer of Birmingham, AL passed away December 6, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by parents A.J. & Lorraine Grammer of Sumiton, Al. Jerry was born into a musical family.

By the time he was in high school he began playing with the Dixie Travelers. After attending Walker College he played trumpet and drums in various bands including The Cavemen & The Nomads supporting Charlie Rich, Dan Penn, Joe South, and many others. After a stint working on the Country Boy Eddie Show he teamed up with Jerry Woodard who had a hit with "Long Tall Texan".

They traveled the South performing for years before settling in St. Simons, GA becoming the house band for The Gilded Cage. After losing his wife to cancer he made his way back to Birmingham eventually meeting and marrying his wife, Rita. He is survived by his wife Rita Grammer; his children Jerry Grammer Jr., Kim Perrin, Lanny Grammer (Clara), Lisa Grammer Johnson (Chopper), Julie Coleman Chapman (Seth); his grandchildren Cashel Grammer, Parker Cruz, Caleb Cruz, Sarah Abigail Chapman, Coleman Chapman, Ivan Grammer, Olivia Grammer, Clinton Grammer; his sisters Barbara Smith (Jack), Patsy Shipman (Jim) Jan McCracken as well as a host of nephews, nieces, and great grand children.

Service will be officiated by Dr. Gary Fisher of South Roebuck Baptist Church. 205 Mountain Drive Birmingham, AL 35206 -

Perry D. “Big Bear” Westbrook, age 76 of Quinton, passed away Saturday December 10, 2016Melinda H. Skelton, 75, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.Marvis Latham from Dora High School class of 1959 passes away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Boaz.

Terry Sides Dora High School Class of 1959

Samuel Ray Earley (did not graduate) Passed away October 2008.

Billy Wayne Roberts, 69, of Hueytown died Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Medical West Hospital in Bessemer. Visitation is at 11 a.m. and the funeral at 1 p.m. Bell Funeral Home Sumiton is directing. Billy Wayne was a member of the Dora High School Class of 1959.


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Bill Hatcher was born on July 8, 1941 and passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019. Bill was a resident of Empire, Alabama at the time of passing. He was a graduate of Dora High School, class of 1959, where he was a proud member of the Dora Bulldog football team. He was a retired U.S. Army Master Sargent. A Memorial service will be held on a date to be announced.

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