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Class of 1955

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.“


Nelson Ellis Sr died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008.

Joseph Houston Minor from Dora High School Class of 1955 Passes Away
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.


William T. ‘Cooter’ Cupps Dora High School Class of 55 Passes Away

CuppsWilliam 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.



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