Ellen Byrd Burwell Rish

Ellen Byrd Rish (nee Burwell), 86, of Demopolis, AL died on July 6, 2024, surrounded by family at St. Martin’s in the Pines hospice care in Birmingham, AL. She was born in Demopolis on August 12, 1937, to Ellis Arnold Burwell and Mary Byrd Burwell. Byrd grew up in Demopolis where she made life-long friends.…

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Allen Wayne Burnett

Allen Wayne Burnett, a longtime resident of Montevallo, AL, left our world to be with Jesus on July 5th 2024, after a short battle with cancer. He was born on June 23, 1955, in Dearborn, Michigan. He was 69 at the time of his death. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents Marvin and…

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Marta Will Johnston St. John

 Marta Will Johnston St John, a resident of Cordova TN, died Monday, June 24, 2024. She was 79 years old.  Marta was born November 25, 1944, in Alexander City AL. She graduated from Troy University with a degree in Elementary Education. Her teaching career spanned from 1968 – 2003. She continued to provide volunteer in…

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Carl Daniel DeShazo, Jr.

Carl Daniel DeShazo, Jr. (Daniel) from Alabaster, Alabama, was born on Monday, June 5, 1972, and passed away much too soon on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the age of 52. His family mourns deeply for the untimely loss of Daniel and the bright future that he had ahead of him. Yet, they find comfort knowing…

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Wanda Holcomb

Wanda Holcomb, age 78, of Jemison, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024. She was born on October 3, 1945, to her parents, Joe and Mae Crowson. Wanda was a faithful member of Providence Baptist Church of Montevallo. She was preceded in death by her son, Chris Holcomb. She is survived by her loving husband, Doug…

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Ronald D. Cottingham “Poppy”

Ronald David Cottingham, “Poppy”, age 77, of Hueytown, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones. David is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Janie Cottingham and his son, Sam Cottingham. He is survived by his son, Matt Cottingham (Stephanie); daughter, Lori Polk (Brad); daughter-in-law, Amanda Cottingham; 11 grandchildren,…

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Olga Borghello Walden

Olga Borghello Walden, age 88, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Bacau, Romania on November 4, 1935. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arturo Borghello and Stella Vaccher, and by her loving husband, Landis “Lee” Walden. Olga is survived by her daughter, Norina…

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Kerry “Keb” Gentry

Kerry “Keb” Gentry, age 67, passed away on June 26,2024. He was born September 27 ,1956 to his parents, Lloyd and Margaret Gentry both who have preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Sherry McMurrey. Keb is survived by his loving wife, Dee Dee Gentry; daughter, Anna Hicks (Chris);…

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Jessie McCartney Matherson

Jessie McCartney Matherson “Nana”, of Alabaster, Alabama, peacefully joined her husband in their heavenly home, June 15, 2024. Jessie was born in Siluria, Alabama, April 23, 1936, to Frank and Bessie McCartney. She is survived by her children, Frank (Terri) Matherson, Jr.; Jo (Tommy) Brooker; Kenny (Janet) Matherson; and Nesi (Carol) Matherson; 16 grandchildren; 37…

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Robyn Michelle Counts

Robyn Michelle Counts, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2024. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where she spent her childhood and completed school. Robyn moved to Alabama where she began her adult life.She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Elmer and Phyllis Counts; Louise McKee and Earl Wilkes (Arlene Wilkes).…

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