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Jerry Grammer from Dora High School Class of 1959

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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