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Burt Funeral Home

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Mr. James Thomas Jones

James Thomas Jones, age 89 of Mentone, passed away Wednesday, December, 6, 2017 at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm from Moon Lake Baptist Church with Dr Curtis Bridges and Dr. Anna Brawley officiating. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home at P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236.

Mrs. Wendy Lou Stephens

Wendy Lou Stephens, age 44 of Rainsville, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00am from Burt Chapel-Fort Payne with Reverend Bud Swindall officiating.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Glenco, Alabama.

Mr. Timothy Lee Blansit

Timothy Lee Blansit, age 47 of Valley Head, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm from Burt Chapel-Fort Payne with Reverend Jamie Bailey officiating.

Corner Stone Funeral Home 

http://www.cornerstonefuneralchapel.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13585

Mr. Joseph Clinton “J. C.” Stephenson

Joseph Clinton “J. C.” Stephenson, age 84 of Valley Head, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held on  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Frankie Carroll officiating.  Burial followed in Fuller Cemetery.

Mr. John Rance Helton II

John Rance Helton II, age 53 of Flat Rock, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:00pm at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Jerry Lockhart officiating.

Mrs. Emily Mae Frazier Colvin

Emily Mae Frazier Colvin, age 24 of Section, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Raymond Blevins and Brother Rayburn Cole officiating.  Burial followed in Jacobs Ladder Family Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Larry Ray Dover

Larry Ray Dover, age 73 of Trenton, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at his residence.

Mrs. Melanie Gwyn Landers

Melanie Gwyn Landers, age 53 of Flat Rock, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 4, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Charlie Kerns officiating.  Burial follow in Brown Gap Cemetery.

Mrs. Lorene Barrentine Benefield

Lorene Barrentine Benefield, age 85 of Rosalie, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Highland’s Health Care.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1:00pm from the Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Bass and Brother Eugene Crawford officiating.  Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Billy Frank Little

Billy Frank Little, age 74 of Dutton passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his residence.  Cremation services provided.  Mr. Little was a US Army veteran.

Mrs. Virginia Drake Lea

Virginia Drake Lea, age 83 of Henagar, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Dade Health and Rehab.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:00am from the Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Steve Lea officiating.  Burial followed in New Home Cemetery.

Mr. Max Beryl Steele Jr.

Max Beryl Steele Jr., age 46 of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Monday, December 12, 2017 at Hospice Care of Chattanooga.  A celebration of life service was held at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3:00pm with Reverend Brad Whitaker officiating.  Mr. Steele was a Desert Storm Veteran serving in the US Army as an E-4, Specialist.

Mrs. Tula Faye Shrader Lacy

Tula Faye Shrader Lacy, age 76 of Bryant, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother David Marona officiating.  Burial followed in Overlook Cemetery.

Mrs. Audrey Spring Inman Sheldon

Audrey Spring Inman Sheldon, age 59, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Highlands Medical Center.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1:00pm from Stevenson Holiness Church with Brother Michael Clark officiating.  Burial followed in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

Crossville Memorial Chapel

http://www.crossvillememorialchapel.com/

Mr. Reynes Perez

Reynes Perez, age 60 of Crossville, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017, at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 11:00am from the Crossville Memorial Chapel with Brother Ed Ables officiating.  Burial followed in Kilpatrick Cemetery.

Kerby Funeral Home 

http://www.kerbyfuneralhome.com/

Mr. Waylon Beavers

Waylon Beavers, age 72 of Pisgah, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:30pm from the Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ronald Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Deborah “Debbie” Gant

Deborah “Debbie” Gant, age 63 of Pisgah, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm from the Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Terry R. Gant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Deborah Kaye Gant Trust, 1078 County Road 358, Pisgah, AL 35765.

Mr. Bruce Shultz

Bruce Shultz, age 62 of Rosalie, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Wills Creek Village.  A grave side service was held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:00pm from New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Dustin Henshaw officiating.

Ms. Doris Virginia Phillips

Doris Virginia Phillips, age 82, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Attalla Health and Rehab. A grave side service was  held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm from Biddle Cemetery with Reverend Herman Pair officiating.

Mrs. Betty Padgett

Betty Padgett, age 77 of Pisgah, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00am from the Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Smith and Reverend Shannon Garner officiating. Burial followed in Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Rainsville Funeral Home 

http://www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com/

Mrs. Dorothy Golden

Dorothy Golden, age 67 of Powell, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael Thomas, Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Audrie Burgess Berry

Audrie Burgess Berry, age 81 of Rainsville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Presbyterian Village.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:30pm from Fyffe Church of God. Burial followed in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Mrs. Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller, age 64 of Fort Payne, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Earnest Corbitt and Brother Randy Salisbury officiating. Burial followed in Colburn Cemetery.

Mrs. Jewel Guffey

Jewel Guffey, age 89 of Rainsville, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at Crowne Health Care.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Goggans and Brother Rick Haney officiating.  Burial followed in Town Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Guffey is survived by:  Son – Robert (Susan) Guffey of Rainsville.  Brothers – Chester Shankles of Sylvania, Calvin Shankles of Albertville, and Claude Shankles of Rainsville.  Sister – Reba Beck of Albertville.  Grandchildren – Angie (Benji) Laney and
Jennifer (Andrew) Morgan.  Great Grandchildren – Britt Morgan, Jaycie Morgan, and Lila Laney.

Preceded in death by:  Husband – German O. Guffey.

Mrs. Vilma Reiss

Vilma Reiss, age 79 of Boaz, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her residence. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. David G. Gregory

David G. Gregory, age 69 of Rainsville, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Kent Wilborn and Brother Briggs King officiating. Burial followed in Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery.

Infant Nora LaShay Burns

Nora LaShay Burns (daughter of Daniel and Natashia Burns), age 4 months of Fyffe, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverebnd Darryl LeGrand officiating. Burial followed in Green’s Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Linda Irene Teel

Linda Irene Teel, age 56, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. Funeral services weer held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:00pm from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Teel and Little Wayne Teel officiating. Burial followed in New Canaan Cemetery.

Wilson Funeral Home

http://www.wilsonfhinc.com/

Mr. Cornelius Hollis Bolton

Cornelius Hollis Bolton, age 83, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:00am from New Oregon United Methodist Church with Reverend Ben Padgett and Reverend Ian Conerly officiating. A grave side service followed in Fischer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Keith Davis Family Life Center (1204 New Oregon Drive NE, Fort Payne AL 35967.

Ms. Lisa Pope

Lisa Pope, age 57,of Fort Payne, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Wilson Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Mitchell and Reverend John Keefe officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dorothy Marie Bailey

Dorothy Marie Bailey, age 74 of Fort Payne, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Saturday at 1:00pm from Rock Bridge Holiness Church with Brother Dean Bolding, Brother Nick Hensley, Brother Samuel Tharpe, Brother Tony Blevins, and Brother Jamie Smith. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Allie Ruth Kirby Kuykendall

Allie Ruth Kirby Kuykendall, age 86 of Fort Payne, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.  A celebration of life service was held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00am from First Baptist Church in Fort Payne.

W.T. Wilson Funeral Home 

http://wtwilsonfuneralchapel.com/

Mrs. Brenda Darlene Smith

Brenda Darlene Smith, age 59 of Scottsboro, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2017.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Pete Hess and Brother Joe Moore officiating. Burial followed in Gant Cemetery.

Mrs. Betty Marie Blanks Brown

Betty Marie Blanks Brown, age 83 of Fyffe, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00am from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in Biddle Cemetery.

Mrs. Sallie Ann Armstrong

Sallie Ann Armstrong, age 77 of Geraldine, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery at Painter.

Mrs. Glenda Edwards Puckett

Glenda Edwards Puckett, age 59 of Scottsboro, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in the New Canaan Cemetery.

Mr. Nathanial Scott Leonard, Sr.

Nathanial Scott Leonard, Sr., age 46 of Cedar Bluff, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Lonnie Burt Jr.

Lonnie Burt Jr., age 78 of Collinsville (formerly of Fort Payne), passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017.  A grave side service was held on at 2:00pm Sunday, Decembder 10, 2017 from Stewart Cemetery with Brother James Grindstaff officiating.

Mr. Francisco Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo, age 39 of Fort Payne, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. Funeral Mass services were held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 11:30am from Our Lady of The Valley Catholic Church in Fort Payne with Father Mark Spruill officiating.

Mrs. Julia Jane Brumbeloe

Julia Jane Brumbeloe, age 76 of Dawson, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in Skirum Cemetery.

Mrs. Ethelene Blackwell

Ethelene Blackwell, age 67 of Fyffe, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  A private funeral service will be held.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Oveline Gifford

Oveline Gifford, of Fairhope, Alabama (formerly of Fyffe), passed away Monday, December 11, 2017.  Funeral services were held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 11:00am from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in the New Canaan Cemetery.

Mr. Wayne Wilkes

Wayne Wilkes, age 76 of Fyffe, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  A grave side service was held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:00pm from the Green’s Chapel Cemetery with Brother Dwight Gary officiating.

Mr. Roland Floyd Robbins

Roland Floyd Robbins, age 71 of Rainsville, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in the Henagar Cemetery.

Mr. Johnny Thomas Wray

Johnny Thomas Wray, age 68 of Fort Payne, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Bro. Cates Noles officiating.  Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery with Military Honors.  Mr. Wray was a United States Air Force Veteran and served in the Vietnam conflict.

Mr. Joey David Knight

Joey David Knight, age 40 of Fort Payne, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017.  A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 3:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Gregory Keith Sansing

Gregory Keith Sansing, age 52 of Scottsboro, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. A grave side service was held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm from South Cemetery in Blountsville, Alabama with Brother Gary Holcomb officiating.

Mr. Dannie Joe Hairel

Dannie Joe Hairel, age 60 of Fort Payne, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens.

Mr. John Dennis Hughes

John Dennis Hughes, age 49 of Valley Head, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother J.T. Williams and Brother Larry McKinney officiating. Burial followed in Stewart Cemetery.