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17 June 17

Posted the obituary of Vicki Ruth Willoughby Motley, Class of '65
Posted the obituary of Bobbie Brewer, Class of 60
Posted photos from the May JVHS Luncheon

04 May 17

Posted photos from the April Luncheon

11 April 17

Posted the obituary of Jeanene Glasgow Lowery, Class o 48
Posted the obituary of Nelda Blackwell Selman, Class of 59

08 April 17

Posted the obituary of Judity Mims Gardner Hatcher, Class of 61
Posted funeral arrangements for Joann Dunham Syphurs Thacker, Class of '53
Posted the obituary of Nancy Morgan Reed, Class of 57

01 April 17

Posted the funeral arrangements for Gary Trimble, Class of 57

25 March 17

Posted the obituary of Kenneth Ray, Class of 58
Posted the obituary of Judy Mullins Galbraith, Class of 58
Posted a notice of the death of John Michael Rogers, Class of 63

21 March 17

Posted the obituary of Donald Rodney Gwin, Class of '60
Posted photos from the March Luncheon

06 March 17

Posted notice that Christine Brown Burns, Class of '52, had passed

04 March 17

Posted the obituary of  Ronnie "Beatle" Bailey Class of '69

20 February 17

Posted photos from the February Luncheon

17 February 17

Posted the obituary of James Alvin Barrett, Class of 45
Posted a notice of passing of Dion Bradford

8 February 17

Posted the obituary of Pat Harris Searcy, Class of 62

4 February 17

Posted the obituary of Nena Annette Cockrell, Class of 72
Posted the obituary of Pete Zannis, Class of 71

13 January 17

Posted the obituary of Walter Mims, Class of 62
Posted photos from the January JVHS Luncheon

13 January 17

Posted the obituary of George Giliford "Glenn" Allen, Class of 53
Posted the obituary of Howard Douglas "Doug" Hays, Class of '50

04 Januaary 17

Posted photos from the Decembere JVHS Luncheon

02 Januaary 17

Posted the obituary of Jerry Lee Snow, Class of 59
Posted the obituary of Howard Douglas Hays, Class circa 1948

28 December 16

Posted the obituary of Tracy Benton Lowery, Class of 62
Posted a notice that  Sandra Ballard, Class of '62, has passed

22 December 16

Added Class of 80 to the Student Index,
Student Directory, Yearbook and Graduating Seniors

12 December 16

Posted the obituary of Larry J. Satterlee, Class of '59

11 December 16

Posted the notice of Larry Satterlee, Class of 59, passing
Posted the obituary of Tommy Jean Stamps Barnette, Class of '59

22 November 16

Posted notice of O.E. Langner's death('60)

22 November 16

osted notice of Jack Hartley's (58) death

22 November 16

Poster photos from the November Luncheon

20  October 16

Posted the obituary of James Robert Hogge, Class of 57

20  October 16

Posted photos from the October Luncheon

11  October 16

Posted the obituary of Wanda Lee Browning Vancerslice, Class of 65

06 October 16

Posted the obituary of Virginia Bell Cornelius, Class of 48
Posted the Obituary of Charlcie Elizabeth Cross Giles, Class of '58

05 October 16

Posted the obituary of Margaret Rose Sykes Craig, Class of '56

13 September 16

Posted the Obituary of Michael Archer Crumpton,  Sr., Class of 69

01 September 16

Posted the Obituary of Jean Latta Selman, Class of 58

16 August 16

Posted photos from the August Luncheon

16 August 16

Posted the obituary of Mary Jones Bowie, English teacher from 1959-1967
Posted the obituary of Harold Reach, Class of 64'
Posted the passing of Sonny Bullard, Class of 59

11 August 16

Earlier today I posted in error that Don Hill, Class of '59 had passed away.  I apologize - Don is alive and well
Posted the Obituary of Charles Prather, Class of 72
Posted th passing of Don Henderson, Class of 56

27 July 16

Posted photos of July Luncheon
Sondra Leigh Marote, Class of '58 passed

21 June 16

Posted the obituary of Bobby Ralph Gipson, Class of '53

21 June 16

Posted photos from the June Luncheon

21 June 16

Created a new photo gallery in honor of John H. Davis JVHS Band Director (1953-1963). A work in progress, we are working on the "JVHS Years" portion.

Merged the "Band" photo gallery within the "Davis" gallery. 

09 June 16

Posted notice of the passing of Tommy Hyle, Class of '56

07 June 16

Posted the obituary of Doris Rae Miles Miller, Class of 47

21 May 16

Posted  photos from the May luncheon

11 April 16

Received word that Jan Voegel,  White, Class of 68, passed away this April
Posted the obituary of John Davis, JVHS Band Director from 1953-1963
Posted the obituary of Herbert Eldon Morris, Class of '62

20 March 16

Posted notice of Roger Lemley's  funeral arrangements
Posted photos from March's Luncheon

14 March 16

Posted Ron Brown's Obituary

14 March 16

Posted notice that Ron Brown, Class of '58 had passed
Posted the obituary of Robert F. "Bob" Clowdus, Class of 71
Posted the obituary of Harold Baggett, Class of 48
Posted photos of the February Luncheon

27 January 16

Posted the obituiry of Anna Faye Allen Wilson, Class of 51
Posted the obituary of Janet Gail Farris Santarlas, Class of '68

23 January 16

Posted the obituiry of Carolyn Babb Wilson, Class of 60
Posted photos of the January JVHS Luncheon

21 January 16

Posted the obituiry of David Wayne Orange, Class of 49
Posted the Obituary of Patricia Cook Grantham, Class of 56

18 January 16

Posted the obituiry of Howard E. McCluskey, Class of 72
 

OBITUARIES
Bobbie Brewer
Class of
60
Bobbie Kathryn “Tootsie” Brewer, age 75, of Pelham, AL., passed away June 11, 2017. She was a member of Valley Creek Baptist Church. She retired from Shelby County Mental Health Systems. After her retirement she worked for Sears. Tootsie loved Alabama Football. She is survived by her two sisters Brenda Sager (Hugh) and Frances Darby (Steve); 2 nieces Robyn Nichols (William) and Holly Adams (Bob); two great nieces Willa Nichols and Lindsey Hallum; one great nephew Brody Curlee. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM at Peoples Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at Valley Creek Baptist Cemetery with Bro. Ted Stevenson and Bro. Bob Weber officiating.
Vicki Ruth Willoughby Motley
Class of
65
Vicki Ruth Willoughby Motley, 69, of Marietta, Ga passed away May 24, 2017. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Vicki will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Sam Motley and children, Richard (Thanh) Noel, Donnie (Tracy) Noel, Patricia Motley, and Buddy (Leigh Ann) Motley, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, brother, Homer Dewey (Melba) Willoughby, Jr. and her dearly loved pet, CoCo. She is predeceased by her parents, Homer Dewey and Margie Willoughby. A Memorial service will be held on May 31, 2017 at 12pm at Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral home located at 180 Church St. NE Marietta, Ga 30060. Visitation will be from 11am - 12pm, an hour before the service, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Vicki's name to the National Kidney Foundation.
Jeanene Glasgow Lowery
Class of 48
Dec. 8, 1930 - Apr. 1, 2017 Jeanene Glasgow Lowrey, 86, passed away 1 April 2017. Born 8 Dec, 1930, she graduated Jones Valley HS. A lovely and talented dancer, Jeanene was a finalist in the 1948 and 1949 Miss Alabama Contests. She married James Lamar Lowrey (her husband of 62 years) in 1950 and had four children; Mike (Glory), Mitch, Jan (Javier) and Jon (Lynn). She is survived by her brother Harold Glasgow (Carol) and her sister in law, Irona Glasgow (Jimmy). After raising 4 children, Jeanene became a realtor in the 70s and she and her partner (Martha Rockwell) were consistently top producers in the Birmingham area for over 20 years; their final development was Greystone. Jeanene's funeral service took place Tuesday, 4 April, 17 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jeanene's name be made to Cahaba Heights UMC, 3139 Cahaba Heights Rd, Vestavia, AL 35243. The family would like to recognize Linda, Brenda, and Emma for their loving care and devotion.
Nelda Blackwell Salman
Class of
59
July 13, 1940 - April 7, 2017 Nelda G. Blackwell Selman, of McCalla, formerly of Lipscomb, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 7, 2017, at the age of 76. She was a 1959 graduate of Jones Valley High School. Ms. Selman was a beloved teacher in the Jefferson Country School System. With her kind personality, she was a joy to all who met her, and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her son, Dave Selman (Jamie); daughter, Kim Selman; and grandchildren, Cole and Payton Selman. The family will receive friends from 1-2, Tuesday April 11, 2017, at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home, Hwy 150 in Hoover. Graveside service will follow at 2 PM in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South
Judith Mims Gardner Hatcher
Class of
61
Jan 2, 1942 - Mar 31, 2017 It is with great sadness that I must announce the death of my mother, Judith Hatcher who passed away March 31 at the age of 75. Judith was a graduate of Shades Valley High School, then furthered her education by achieving an Associates degree in Business. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Judith was also an adamant animal lover caring for her 4 cats and 2 dogs. She was born in Birmingham to the late David and Jean Mims and was the only girl out of four children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Brett Gardner and 3 brothers, Jimmy, David, and Walter Mims. She is survived by her daughter, Stacy Holland, granddaughter, Meagan Holland, sister-in-law, Emily Mims, and nephew Walt Mims. Service will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Bham, at 10:00AM, April 8th, 2017.
Joann Dunham Syphurs Thacker
Class of 53

An obituary is not yet available but services for Joann  will be  Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124. Visitation will be from 10 to 12 with services beginning at 12. Additional information will follow as it becomes available.

Nancy Morgan Reed
Class of 57
Nancy Morgan Reed, 76, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Trinity Nursing Home, Columbus, MS.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Fairview Baptist Church, Columbus, MS. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 PM at Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Gillon officiating and Rev. Breck Ladd assisting.

Mrs. Reed was born September 24, 1939, to the late L. M. Bill and Willie Shuford Morgan. She retired from AT&T after working there for 15 years. Mrs. Reed is a native of Aberdeen, MS in Monroe County.

Mrs. Reed is survived by her sons-Butch (Margaret) Reed, Columbus, MS and Mike Reed, Starkville, MS; and daughter-Jennifer (Will) Kouns, Gulf Breeze, FL; grandchildren-Tyler (Emily) Reed, Betsy (Jonathan) Guerry, Reed Kouns, and Cameron Kouns; and sister-Kaye (Mark) Reeves.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff of Trinity Nursing Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Palmer Home for Children School, P. O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or First United Methodist Church, 107 3rd Street S, Amory, MS 38821.
Published in Starkville Daily News on May 27, 2016
Gary Trimble
Class of 57

Gary passed away Wednesday, March 29th.  His funeral arrangements;

Monday April 3, 2017
   First United Methodist Church
   Brewton, Ala
   10-11 Visitation
   11-12 Service
   Lunch Following

His obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

Kenneth Ray
Class of 58
September 15, 1940 - March 21, 2017 age 76, of Chelsea, passed away on March 21, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Liberty Baptist Church. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the church with Dr. Randy Mann and Dr. Tim Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Bolton Funeral Home is directing. As of Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm our Lord called one of his choice servants home. Kenneth Wayne Ray, born and raised in Powderly, AL, surrendered his life to Jesus Christ at the young age of 8 years old at Powderly Baptist Church. He lived as a faithful servant of his Lord and Savior from that day forward. A graduate of Jones Valley High School and Howard College (now Samford University), Ken worked his way from the mail room of First National Bank of Birmingham (later Amsouth Bank), to a Senior VP of Operations before he retired. He and his wife, Frances, retired at the same time in the early 90's where they could spend retirement living and raising all the kids that God would allow them, even if, biologically, not their own. In spite of his many earthly accomplishments, nothing meant more to him than leading someone to Jesus Christ. That's what he did up until his last breath - spread the Gospel of his Lord. Ken faithfully taught Sunday school for over 43 years, most of which were at Liberty Baptist Church in Chelsea, AL where he moved in 1972 - the hometown of the love of his life, Frances Blackerby Ray. Ken was preceded in death by his parents: Elijah Friedman Ray, Sr. and Abbie Inez Ray. He is survived by Frances, his wife of 56+ years; two brothers: Elijah Friedman Ray, Jr. (Johnny) and Harold Ray; one sister: Donna Ray Mann; twelve nieces and nephews; and a multitude of other "kids" whose lives he impacted. His life touched so many and he will be greatly missed. However, this is not goodbye, but just "Until we see you again," this time in a new glorified body. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to Liberty Baptist Church.
Judy Mullins Galbraith
Class of
58
Judy G. Mullins Galbraith, 76, of Columbus, GA passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. The family will welcome guests for visitation Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm in Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby; 4071 Macon Rd. Columbus, GA. Funeral Services start at 2:00 pm in Edgewood Hall followed by a graveside Committal service with The Reverend Michael Reeves officiating. Following the services, attendees are invited to a Celebration of Judy's Life reception in The Mill Room of Striffler-Hamby.
Judy was born July 27, 1940 in Knoxville, TN to8 her late parents Herman and Mary Mullins. She was a Baptist by faith. Before her retirement, she was a Secretary, and Representative at The Columbus Postal Credit Union. Judy loved her family as they also loved her dearly. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Along with her parents, Judy is preceded in death by; her brother Pete Mullins; nephews Beck Mullins and Mark Mullins; her son Todd Galbraith. Those left to cherish her memories are; her husband of more than 50 years Larry Galbraith of Columbus, Ga; son Monte (Lisa) Galbraith of Columbus, GA; daughter Shelley (Mark) Fenton of Shawnee, KS; grandchildren Carter Galbraith of Athens, GA, Catherine Galbraith of Atlanta, GA, Claire Galbraith of Athens, GA, Coleman Galbraith of Columbus, GA, Taylor Bartel of Shawnee, KS, Nicole (Chris)Howard of Shawnee, KS, Lauren Galbraith of Dublin, GA, and Anna Galbraith of Auburn, AL; great grandchild Christian Howard of Shawnee, KS; brother Don (Joyce) Mullins of Huntsville, AL; nephews Brad and Barry (Susan)Mullins of Huntsville, AL; other family members and special friend Jane Loste-Brown.
John Michael Rogers
Class of 63
John Michal Rogers passed away on March 20th, 2017.  No furthre details available at this time.
Donald Rodney Gwin
Class of 60
July 7, 1942 - March 1, 2017 Age 74, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 after a long illness. Rod is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Aileen Gwin. Rod is survived by his loving wife of 43 years; Cheryl Gibbs Gwin of Birmingham, Alabama and one son Gregory Byron Gwin also of Birmingham. Rod will be greatly missed and always remembered for his witty and humorous personality and loving smile. .
Christine Brown Burns
Class of 52
Received word that Christine passed on February 18th, 2017.  I will pass along details as they become available.
Ronnie "Beatle" Bailey
Class of
69
Nov. 3, 1949 - Mar. 2, 2017 Ronnie "Beetle" Bailey, of Mt. Olive, AL, age 67 went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was raised in Midfield, Alabama, and spent the majority of his free time plotting a way to escape to fish and hunt. He was famous for his southern cooking and his delicious pecan pies, as well as his quick wit and sense of humor! He enjoyed spending time at Sanibel Island Florida with his family. He attended Jones Valley High School, Auburn University and UAB. He recently retired after working in the concrete business for 35 years. After his retirement, he has been living out his life long dream of owning a farm and raising his prized Scottish Highland cattle. He loved being at the farm whether he was hunting, fishing, farming, spending time there with his family or napping on the couch. He is survived by his wife, Paula Hurd Bailey; two children, Lori Barnett (Doug), Daniel Bailey (Emily); three grandchildren, Meghan, Payton and Bailey Butler; one great-grandchild, Easton Butler; nephew Seth Starnes (Rachel) and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, James C. Bailey and Mary U. Bailey and sister Bonnie Starnes. Visitation will be Monday, March 6, 2017, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at New Gardendale Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of New Gardendale Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Memorial Gardens.
Dion Bradford
Did Not Attend JV
Dear Bob- I am saddened beyond words to let everyone know that Dion Bradford of Rising Fawn , GA. passed away this morning in Pompano Beach, FL. I know he is not an alumnus of JV but he was my double cousin and was kin to most all Browns, Castleberrys, Keys, and Forresters that went to Jones Valley. While on vacation, Dion suffered an anneurism that tore a hole in his aorta and had to have emergency surgery to replace his aorta with a plastic one ( surgery lasted 12 hours ). He seemed to be getting some better but passed away this morning. For those interested in the arrangements, please email us at les-vickiebrown@hotmail.com and I will gladly pass along that info when they are finalized. While he was close to genius IQ wise, he remained just a good old country boy from Rising Fawn, GA. that loved everybody and put everyone's needs before his. He will be greatly missed. RIP Dion.

Les Brown
James Alvin Barrett
Class of 45
James Alvin Barrett, passed away this morning at the age of 90. He had been ill for an extended time period. He was retired from Verizon Telephone company where he was a manager of outside forces. He loved his job. on February 14, 2017.   Jim lived in Haines City Florida during the final years of his work and also in retirement.He is survived by his wife,Bonnie and One daughter.
He will be laid to rest in York, Pa. Funeral plans are unknown at this time.
Pat Harris Searcy
Class of 62
Dec. 4, 1943 - Feb. 2, 2017 Patricia Ann Harris Searcy, 73, passed away Thursday evening, February 2, 2017 at home in Pelham, AL. She was a deeply faithful Christian believer, loving wife and homemaker, and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. "Pat" was an active member of First Baptist Church of Pelham, where she loved to care for infants and toddlers. Survivors include Pat's husband, Joseph W. Searcy; one daughter, Heather Eastman; three sons, Kevin Searcy, Keith Searcy, and Kenneth Searcy; daughters-in-law, Allison Searcy and Marky Searcy; son-in-law, Alex Eastman; grandchildren, J.J. Searcy and wife Jennifer, Chris Searcy, Jordan Searcy, Patrick Searcy and wife Kimberly, Deann Searcy, Brenna Searcy, Kyle Searcy, Micah Searcy, Malakai Foster, Hadlee Eastman, and Austen Eastman; great-grandchildren, Asher Ho, Bryson Bruce, and Bayleigh Searcy; two sisters, Paulette Turner and Loretta Harris; two brothers, Alvin Harris and Olin Harris; and sister-in-law, Becky Harris. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Pelham, immediately followed by the 3 p.m. Celebration of Pat's Life at the church. Burial will be at Southern Heritage Cemetery, Pelham. Dr. Mike Shaw will officiate
Pete Zannis
Class
of 71
Pete Zannis, 62, Johnson City, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born August 10, 1953, in Birmingham, Alabama and resided in Johnson City most of his life. Pete graduated from ETSU where he played on the tennis team and won the Intercollegiate Singles and Doubles titles. He continued to play competitively after college, winning the Southern Hard Court Championships in 1981.
Pete was head tennis professional at the Johnson City Country Club for 38 years, where he developed one of the state and south’s premier junior tennis programs and touched the lives of many. He started coaching the Science Hill High School tennis team in 2000 and had a great run with the team for 14 years. Pete led Science Hill to five Class AAA team state titles, three doubles team titles, and one individual championship.
Pete was inducted into the ETSU Hall of Fame in 1996 for contributions to tennis in the community and outstanding play while attending ETSU. He was also named TSSAA Coach of the Year in 2008.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Pete Zannis; and mother, Helen Zannis.
Pete is survived by: his wife of 32 years, Kathy Zannis, of the home; sister, Mary Zannis Tombrello, Birmingham, AL; sister-in-law, Vicki Wilson, and her husband Myron, Bristol, TN; and two very special nephews, Tyler and Nicholas Wilson, Bristol, TN.
The family of Pete Zannis will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Tom Oyler officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Monte Vista Memorial Park.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery for those services.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or Grace Fellowship Church, 2314 S Greenwood Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604..
Nena Annette Cockrell
Class
of 72
Friends are invited to join her family in celebrating Nena’s life at a memorial service, on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Goose Creek Country Club in the Sun Deck Room, located at 5000 Country Club Drive, Baytown, Texas.
Nena Annette Cockrell, 59, of Baytown Texas, passed away on June 5. She was born in Muncie, Indiana to the late Howard Christopher and Joan Yvonne Cockrell on October 26, 1953. After graduating from the University of North Alabama, Nena moved to Baytown and began her career as a teacher at Channelview High School. She spent most of her career working at ExxonMobil as a Process Operator and Training Coordinator
Walter Mims
Class
of 64
Jan. 8, 1945 - Jan. 21, 2017 Walter Mims of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the age of 72. Walter was born to parents, David and Jean Mims on January 8, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas. He was the youngest of four children. Walter attended Jones Valley High School, Jacksonville State University and was a member of the United States Coast Guard. He was preceded in death by his brothers, David and Jimmy. Walter is survived by his wife, Emily; his son, Walt; his daughter-in-law, Bianca; his sister, Judy Gardner; niece, Stacy Holland; and grand-niece, Meagan Holland. The visitation will be at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 9:00-10:30 AM with Mass at 10:30. A reception will follow at the Lakeview Club House in Hoover. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.Jan. 8, 1945 - Jan. 21, 2017 Walter Mims of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the age of 72. Walter was born to parents, David and Jean Mims on January 8, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas. He was the youngest of four children. Walter attended Jones Valley High School, Jacksonville State University and was a member of the United States Coast Guard. He was preceded in death by his brothers, David and Jimmy. Walter is survived by his wife, Emily; his son, Walt; his daughter-in-law, Bianca; his sister, Judy Gardner; niece, Stacy Holland; and grand-niece, Meagan Holland. The visitation will be at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 9:00-10:30 AM with Mass at 10:30. A reception will follow at the Lakeview Club House in Hoover. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.
Howard Douglas "Doug" Hays
Class
of 50
July 2, 1930 - December 17, 2016. Howard Douglas Hays ("Doug"), 86, went to be with his Savior on December 17th, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Myra Key Hays; his daughter, Glenda Hays LaBue; his son, John Scott Hays (Donna); his seven grandchildren, Matt Wonn (Nikki), Justin Wonn, Brandon Hays, Will Waldrip (Alison), Anna Hays Stone (Whitt), Kaley Hays, and Gracie LaBue; and his four great-grandchildren, Cody Wonn, Jackson Wonn, Van Waldrip, and Grey Waldrip. He is also survived by his brother Mike Hays (Brenda), and his sisters Mitzi Parker (David) and Joan Dorough. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Francis Hays. Born on July 2nd, 1930 in Bibb County, Alabama to Olious and Audie Hays, Mr. Hays would go on to serve in the U.S. Army at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia. From there, he was employed by U.S. Steel in Fairfield, Alabama, the company from which he would retire after 30 years. While working as a steel man, Mr. Hays would also establish Plaza Cleaners in Vestavia Hills, Alabama in 1971, a business that continues to be family operated today. Mr. Hays was a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where he was actively involved with the senior adult ministry. He also was a longtime member of The Rotary Club of Vestavia Hills. Many of his favorite times were spent at Lake Mitchell with his family and friends. While his family will miss "Papa," they rejoice in knowing they will see him again. They will begin receiving friends at Shades Mountain Baptist Church at 2 p.m. this Wednesday, December 21st, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to the Big Oak Ranch in his honor. Donations can be made online or mailed to Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507, Springville, Alabama 35146.
George Guliford "Glenn" Allen
Class
of 53
July 28, 1935 - Dec. 22, 2016 age 81, of Alabaster, AL, died Thursday, December 22, 2016. Glen received a Degree in Biology from Birmingham Southern College and then obtained his Master's of Cytology at the University of Miami. He also proudly served his country as a Staff Sargent in the US Army Medical Corp and went on to becoming a Captain in the National Guard. He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Linda Borders Allen and daughter, Lisa Carol Allen. His survivors include his children, Brian Allen (Vanessa Miranda-Allen), Michael Allen and Vanessa McClure (Chris); sister, Carol Cosper; grandchildren, Jacob Allen, Cade McClure, Alessandra Allen, Luke McClure and Noah McClure and a host of other family members. A visitation will be 5-6 pm, Monday, December 26, 2016 with a funeral service to follow at 6 pm at Charter Funeral Home.
Howard Douglas Hays
Class
circa 1948
July 2, 1930 - December 17, 2016 Howard Douglas Hays ("Doug"), 86, went to be with his Savior on December 17th, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Myra Key Hays; his daughter, Glenda Hays LaBue; his son, John Scott Hays (Donna); his seven grandchildren, Matt Wonn (Nikki), Justin Wonn, Brandon Hays, Will Waldrip (Alison), Anna Hays Stone (Whitt), Kaley Hays, and Gracie LaBue; and his four great-grandchildren, Cody Wonn, Jackson Wonn, Van Waldrip, and Grey Waldrip. He is also survived by his brother Mike Hays (Brenda), and his sisters Mitzi Parker (David) and Joan Dorough. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Francis Hays. Born on July 2nd, 1930 in Bibb County, Alabama to Olious and Audie Hays, Mr. Hays would go on to serve in the U.S. Army at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia. From there, he was employed by U.S. Steel in Fairfield, Alabama, the company from which he would retire after 30 years. While working as a steel man, Mr. Hays would also establish Plaza Cleaners in Vestavia Hills, Alabama in 1971, a business that continues to be family operated today. Mr. Hays was a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where he was actively involved with the senior adult ministry. He also was a longtime member of The Rotary Club of Vestavia Hills. Many of his favorite times were spent at Lake Mitchell with his family and friends. While his family will miss "Papa," they rejoice in knowing they will see him again. They will begin receiving friends at Shades Mountain Baptist Church at 2 p.m. this Wednesday, December 21st, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to the Big Oak Ranch in his honor. Donations can be made online or mailed to Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507, Springville, Alabama
Jerry Lee Snow
Class of 1959
April 22, 1941 - Dec. 22, 2016 Jerry Lee Snow, age 75, of Hoover, Al passed away on Thursday December 22, 2016 after a long illness. Mr. Snow grew up in the community of Powderly and went to Jones Valley High School. Mr. Snow served in the U.S. Army and retired from CSX Railroad. Mr. Snow was preceded in death by his parents Olen Lee and Jessie Rae (Foster) Snow; his sister Peggy Rae (Snow) Stringfellow; his brother Randy Dale Snow; his sister Lisa (Snow) O'Daniel who all lived in the Birmingham area. Mr. Snow's survivors are Olen Larry Snow (Rachel) and Randy Dale Snow Jr ( Sara) and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Snow was laid to rest at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Al at 1:15 PM on Friday, December 30, 2016 with military honors.
Tracy Benton Lowery
Class of 1962
January 25, 1943-December 23, 2016 Tracy Benton Lowery, 73, of Springville Alabama, passed into God's loving hands on December 23, 2016. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a beloved friend to many. Tracy was such a kind, thoughtful, and gentle woman. She was born on January 25, 1943 in Birmingham Alabama to James Harold Benton (Jelly) and Tracy Merle Benton. Tracy had many cousins and she enjoyed seeing them at the yearly Seller's family reunions. Tracy graduated from West End high school in 1961. She married her forever love, Philip Wayne Lowery, in 1965. Tracy and Philip raised two daughters. Tracy worked as an Administrative assistant, and retired from the Birmingham Police Department. She is survived by her two daughters, Kristi Lowery and Kim Jones (Jonathan), her nephew Scott Lowery, Grandchildren Valerie King (Randy), Jenifer Phelps (Matt), April King, Kasey Maples (Dustin), Daniel Maples (Allison), Matthew Cherry, along with 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Jefferson Memorial. Visitation will be from 11:00AM to 12:00PM, the Memorial service will directly follow at 12:00PM.  (Tracy grew up in Camp 11 and her family moved to West End before she graduated)
Sandy Ballard
Class of 19
62
I have been informed that Sandra Ballard, Class of 62, has passed.  As I learn more information I will post it.
Larry Saterlee
Class of 19
59
  Larry J. Satterlee, age 76 of Hueytown, AL, passed away December 10, 2016. Larry was a '59 graduate of Jones Valley High School and if you were ever a J.V. Brownie, he loved you so much. Coach Saban, you just lost a #1 fan, ROLL TIDE. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Satterlee; sons, Larry J. Satterlee, Jr., (Debbie), Terry Satterlee, Mike Satterlee (Sherry) and five grandchildren. Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Bradford officiating. Burial will follow at Valley Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:00- 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Tommy Jean Stamps Barnette
Class of 1959
Nov. 16, 1940 - Dec. 9, 2016 Tommy Jean "Tom Tom" Stamps Barnette went home to be with our Lord. She graduated from Jones Valley High School in 1959. Upon graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked for the FBI. After returning to Alabama, she worked for Lloyd Noland Hospital until retirement. She is preceded in death by her parents, T.J. and Gradis Stamps, and her brother, Johnny. She is survived by her son, Mark. T. Barnette; her daughter, Pam Frye (Scott); 3 grandchildren, Joey Scarvey, Fallon and Karsen Frye; 2 sisters, Jackie Fancher (Truman) and Bonnie Bates (Norris); and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside service will be Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 2 PM, at Highland Memorial Gardens.
Oliver Edward (O.E.) Langner
Class of 1960
Rev. Langner was born on May 10, 1942 and passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Rev. Langner was a resident of Mount Olive, Alabama at the time of his passing.
He was married to Melba.
Services will be held at First Baptist Church Mount Olive Alabama on Friday November 4 2016 with ViewingVisitation available from 11-1 P.M. followed by the Celebration of Life Service at 1 P.M. Immediately following the service a short gravesite service will be held at Mount Olive Cemetery.
While flowers are sincerely appreciated Rev. Langner requested memorial gifts to the Van Drive fund at First Baptist Church Mount Olive Alabama or the Gideon Bible organization.
Jack Hartley
Class of 1958
I have just received word that Jack Hartley, Class of '58 has passed.  I will provide details as they become available.
James Robert Hogge
Class of 1957
James (Jimmy) Robert Hogge, '57 passed away October 13th 2016 in Moncks Corner, SC.  Jimmy was retired from the US Navy with 20 years service.  He was always called a "Submarine Sailor" because he loved the Navy.  Jimmy is survived by his wife, Peggy Reynolds Hogge, '61 who  lives in Moncks Corner, SC.  Jimmy's children are Patrick (Cara) Hogge; Cathy Petrella and Amanda Senkel (Lucas).  He had 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He was also survived by a sister Jane Hogge Crowe '55 (Gene) and a brother Wayne Hogge.  Jimmy was buried in Moncks Corner SC on Monday the 17th of October.
Wanda Lee Browning Vanderslice
Class of 1965
May 23, 1947- October 5, 2016 Wanda Lee Browning Vanderslice of Woodstock Alabama went home to be with our Heavenly Father October 5, 2016. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Armster Christo and Ora Lee Browning; her brothers A.C Browning jr and Sam Browning; her grandchildren Noah Smith and baby Neil Holland. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Braxton Vanderslice; children Deedee and Lee Dockery, Pam and Gary Hudson, and Sherry and Randy Franklin; grandchildren Chris and Tricia Vanderslice, Jennifer and James Mcnutt, Neil and Lora Holland, Dustin and Brittany Holland, Jessica Dockery, Bobby and Arian Holland, RaeShell and Daniel Forsythe, Kristin Franklin, Emily and Jon Grelle, Matthew Franklin; and 17 great grandchilren. There will be a memorial service held on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at Cremation Center of Birmingham in Woodstock Alabama at 7 p.m.
Virginia Bell Cornelius
Class of 1948
October 4, 2016 Virginia Bell Cornelius, age 87, of Alabaster, AL and formally Lipscomb, AL, went to be with Jesus on October 4, 2016. She was a 1948 graduate of Jones Valley High School, a very talented seamstress making dresses for the Vestavia Belles, numerous dresses for weddings, clothes for Allred's Cloth Barn and specialty items for her customers whether she had a pattern a sketch or just an idea in someones head. She loved her family unconditionally especially her grandchildren and great grands. A tradition that was started by mother and daddy was for our family and any friends to get together for dinner on Saturday night which the family will continue. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jack Cornelius; parents, O.B. and Eva LeCroy Bell; her brothers, Byron, Earl, Marion, John, Oliver and James Bell; her sisters, Claire Givhan, Ruth Rice, Frances Harrison and Mary Elizabeth Vasser. She is survived by her children, Carol Cornelius; Jack Edwin Cornelius (Jeanne) and Cheryl Cornelius (Landon Jenson); grandchildren, Dustin Cornelius (Heather), Linsey Harmon and Matthew Cornelius (Amy); great grandchildren, Kailey and Caleb Cornelius; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home with burial following at Highland Memorial Gardens. Dr. J.D. Davis will be officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contribution be made to SouthSide Baptist Church, 7183 Hwy 119, Alabaster, AL 35007.
Charlcie Elizabeth Cross Giles
Class of 19
58
Jul 2, 1940 - Sep 22, 2016 Charlcie Elizabeth Giles, age 76, daughter of Charles Preston Cross and Lorene Caffee Cross, passed away after a brief illness on September 22, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Dwight A. Giles; a son Charles Hobson Giles, Jennifer Langston, her granddaughters Olivia Anne Giles and Vivianne Giles. Mrs. Giles was a graduate of Howard College, taught in the Jefferson County and the Birmingham School system for a number of years and had many wonderful memories from the students that she taught. She was a faithful Christian attending McElwain Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and dearly loved the members of her classes. She served in many different positions at McElwain Baptist as a faithful worker and kindergarten teacher. She loved to participate in team sports at McElwain in addition to playing team tennis at Highland Park Racquet Club. Mrs. Giles was Vice-president and an active participant in Insurance Systems of Alabama for over 25 years helping thousands of people in obtaining their insurance licenses. Any one that ever met Mrs. Giles would agree she was a lovable person with a personality that you would not soon forget. Services for Mrs. Giles will be held at Ridout's Trussville Chapel Friday, September 23, 2016 with a viewing from 5:30 PM until 8:00 Pm. Services will be held at McElwain Baptist Church at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 24, 2016 with final interment at Welti Presbyterian Church in Cullman, Alabama at 2:00 on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to McElwain Christian Academy
Margaret Rose Sykes Craig
Class of 19
56
Margaret (78) passed away October 4, 2016 She was born January 1, 1938 in Powderly, AL to Howard Everett Sykes and Grace Josephine Roper Sykes. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, brothers Howard, James, Pete, Henry and William; sisters Elizabeth and Mary Jean ; son Eric; and son-in-law William H. Frazier; and survived by husband, James Terry Craig, Jr. of 51 years; daughters Jennifer Craig Baxley (Jim) of Hoover, AL and Susan Craig... Frazier of Vestavia Hills, AL; and granddaughters Mallory Rose Baxley, Meredith Baxley Porter (Matthew), Jamie Grace Baxley, Emily Margaret Frazier, and Erin Elizabeth Frazier; sister Marion Sue Jefferies; sister-in-law Faye Sykes; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Margaret graduated from Jones Valley High School where she was co-Head Cheerleader, Miss Jones Valley and Homecoming Queen. She was employed at U. S. Steel Corporation’s Tennessee Coal & Iron Division in Fairfield, AL for 11 years. She worked 11 years at Brookwood Medical Center, Inc. in Homewood, AL where she rose to Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice President for Administrative Services.
The family appreciates the great care and kindness of Craig Rich, MD; the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and the staff at SouthernCare Hospice Services.
Visitation will begin at 2 pm, Friday, October 7, 2016, at Riverchase Baptist Church, 2020 Crossvine Drive, Hoover, AL followed by Memorial Service at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers consider a contribution to your local Humane Society or adopt a pet.
Michael Archer Crumpton, Sr.
Class of 1969
3-27-51 - 9-9-2016 , Michael Archer Crumpton, Sr., age 65, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 after a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Leonard and Martha (Mattie) Elizabeth Archer Crumpton and his brother, Dr. A. Wayne Crumpton and sister-in-law Carole Tyler Crumpton and nephews Stephen and Scottie Crumpton.
He is survived by his sons Michael Archer Crumpton Jr. (Gwen) and Rick Crumpton, and grandchildren Michael Archer III and Evelyn Margaret Crumpton. His brother Paul Kenneth (Ken) Crumpton (Shirley) and nieces and nephews, Karen Crumpton Howell (Todd), Paula Crumpton Brooks (Rex), Jenni Crumpton Ross (Dave), Jeff (Ashley) Crumpton and Clay Crumpton....and several great nieces and nephews: Holly and Hunter Howell, Camryn, Connor and Jon Brooks, Caroline, Lana and Matthew Crumpton and Brittany Crumpton (Nate), Isabel, David and Emma Sophia Osgood.... and special cousins Barbara Archer Bennett and Martha Archer (Olin) Tumlin along with many other beloved cousins and extended family.
Mike is also survived by his devoted life partner and faithful caretaker, Sharon Skorvetz and her family whose care for him gave him the faith, strength and encouragement to continue his battle for two and a half years.
Mike was also supported by a host of fellow alums of Jones Valley High School and fellow former members of Powderly Baptist Church in the western section of Birmingham, whom he dearly loved....and who loved and encouraged him.
He was untiringly blessed by fellow Christians and friends in his Sunday School class and the pastor and staff of Northeast Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S. C.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama Mike worked in the furniture industry for many years serving as National Sales Manager for Bassett Furniture Industries and retired from Broyhill Furniture as Sales Rep for South Carolina. He was known as a 'Super Salesman'!
A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM on Friday, September 16, at Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29223.
There will also be a joyous celebration of Mike's life by former classmates, friends, "partners in crime' and beloved Facebook supporters at the Jones Valley High School monthly luncheon on Wednesday, September 21, 11:30AM at the Pelham Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham, Alabama 35124.
Mike's fervent prayer was that everyone would come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour before they too found themselves at the end of their own earthly journey. Spread the Word!
Jean Latta Selman
Class of 1958
Nov. 10, 1939 - Aug. 19, 2016 Jean Latta Selman, of Vestavia Hills, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016, at the age of 76. She had been owner and operator of her Merle Norman Studio for the past 50 years. Ms. Selman was a member of Shades Mountain Baptist church and of the Kline Sunday School Class, whom she loved dearly. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was loved by many and will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Franklin Selman. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Roy (Glen); grandson, Trey Smitherman; and her sister, Frances Hawk. The family will receive friends from 10-11, Monday, August 22, 2016, at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home, Hwy 150 in Hoover. Funeral will follow at 11 AM in the chapel, Rev. Ryan Rosser and Kerry Kline officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South
Mary Jones Bowie
English Teacher 1959-1967
June 28, 1927 - July 13, 2016,  Mary Jones Bowie , 89, went home to be with the Lord on - See more at: http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?n=mary-jones-bowie&pid=180667705&fhid=8341#sthash.7b9ZBtJ9.dpufJuly 13, 2016 after an extended illness. Born in Cleburne County, Alabama she was a long time resident of Birmingham where she spent many years as an educator in the public schools. She was known to challenge her students to do their best work and loved preparing them for college. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she also had a servant's heart. She was a member of Huffman Baptist Church for 42 years where she taught a ladies Bible class for most of those years. She organized & participated in many mission activities and served the Lord in so many ways through the years. She loved to read and spent many hours immersed in great literature as well as in Bible study. She was a mighty prayer warrior as well. She served as the ultimate Christian example to her family and to everyone who knew her. She will be sorely missed here, but is now "singing around the throne", experiencing the eternal life promised by her Savior. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo R. and Martha Jane Jones and her husband, John M. Bowie. She is survived by her son, Richard Bowie (Sharon) and her daughter, Carol Harrelson (Butch), grandsons Jonathan Bowie (Kendra) and Jason Bowie (Miranda) and granddaughters Leah Graham (Ryan), Lydia Lewis (Matt), and Rachel Johnson (Alex) and 5 great grandchildren, Jonah, Berit and Evangeline Bowie, Charlotte Graham and Ava Johnson. She is also survived by 4 siblings, Sarah Jones Irwin, Houston B. Jones (Betty) Joe M. Jones (Frances) and Barbara Jones Culberson and many nieces and nephews. Her family will receive friends on Tuesday July 19, 2016 from 1-2 at Ridout's Trussville Chapel with the service at 2 pm. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Samaritan's Purse or Gideons International
Jacob Harold Reach
Class of 1964
Memorial service for Jacob Harold Reach, age 69,  will be Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm at the chapel of Usrey Funeral Home. His family will receive friends from 4:00 - 5:00 pm and Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega will direct. Mr. Reach passed away July 21, 2016 at Citizens BMC. Survivors include his wife, Debra Reach, son, J.J. Reach (Dawn), daughter, Harel Howze, grandchildren, Skylar, Howze, JC Howze, Riley Reach, Malori Reach, Emyli Reach. Online condolences may be sent to www.usreyfuneralhome.com Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct.
Sonny Bullard
Class of 195
9
ARTHUR LEE "SONNY" BULLARD age 76 of Clanton and formerly of Hueytown, passed away on August 11, 2016. He was born in Alabama on June 22, 1940, the son of the late Sam Elbert Bullard and the late Nola Cox Bullard. He was a mechanic. He is survived by his wife Peggy Stokes Bullard of Clanton; Daughter, Teresa (Roger) Hirth of Pensacola, FL; Son, David (Cindy) Bullard of Foley; Grandchildren, Courtney (Michael) Lepinay of Pensacola, FL, Erin Hirth of Pensacola, FL, Austin Hirth of Pensacola, FL, Danaite Bullard of Foley, and Nati Bullard of Foley; and great-grandson, Josiah Lepinay of Pensacola, FL.
Don Henderson
Class of 1956
Don Henderson, Class of '56, passed away on August 1st, 2016.  No obituary is available at this time.
Charles Prather
Class of 1972
Charles Prather Class of 1972, died August 4th. He was employed at Caraway Hospital as a computer programmer until the closing of the hospital and then managed several homes in the Bessemer area which he owned. He was on life support for the last couple of days and died after body functions shut down. Unknown to him while in the hospital someone broke into his storage building and stole all his tools and burnt his mobile home to the ground in Tuscaloosa county. Service will be Monday Aug 8,2016 at Brown Funeral Home 4th Ave Bessemer 10 AM viewing and 11 AM burial 
Sondra Leigh Marote
Class of 1958
   July, 2016 - Sondra Leigh Marote passed.  Obituary not yet available.JonesValley > Class of 58 >  Leigh, Sondra
Bobby Ralph Gipson
Class of 1953
Bobby Ralph Gipson, age 80 , of Helena, AL, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016. Bobby graduated from Jones Valley High School and then proudly served in the U. S. Navy and then transferred to the Reserves. He then went on to Birmingham Southern College graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Alabama with a Master of Science in Hospital Administration Degree graduating in 1967, University of South Alabama with a degree in Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree graduating in 1983, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Health Services with his Master of Nursing Degree graduating in 1986. He moved to England where he attended The Regents of Shepperton University where he received his Master of Arts Health Education Degree in 1994 and went on to receive his Doctorate Degree in Nursing at the same university. He was employed as Head of Nursing at several hospitals. Bobby absolutely loved dogs, taking in strays and having up to 12 dogs at a time. He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Ruby Gipson and son, Kelly Gipson. His survivors include his daughter, Gina Stuman (David); sons, Richard Gipson (Connie) and David Gipson; sister, Clara Posey; grandchildren, Suzanna Gottier (Wayne, Jr.), Wesley McKay (Michelle), Crystal Rogan (Steven), Joshua Gipson, Sarah Gipson Snapp (Claude) and Ashley Gipson and a host of great grandchildren. A Graveside Service with Honors will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Brother Bo Brown and Brother Matt Monk will officiate the services.
Tommy Hyle
Class of 1956
Tommy Hyle, class of '56, died on May 20th. He lived in the metro area of Austin, TX. Tom was the class president and was loved by everyone who knew
him. He graduated from the University of Virginia and went on to have a wonderful career with the NASA space program. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, 3 children and several grandchildren.   I will post his obituary if it becomes available.
Doris Rae Miles Miller
Class of 1947
June 8, 1929-April 21, 2016 Doris Rae Miles Miller, of Helena, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 86. A lifelong resident of the Birmingham area, Doris graduated from Jones Valley High School where she made all-city in softball. For many years she was a member, nursery coordinator and kindergarten teacher at Berney Point Baptist Church. She served for 20 years as a Registrar at Samford University assisting countless students in navigating and achieving educational success. A breast cancer survivor, "Memomma" as she was known by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, faithfully supported and attended all activities her family was involved in. She leaves a legacy of abundant love and perpetual encouragement. Memomma will be missed but we rejoice that she is in the presence of the Creator. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Lexie Mae Miles and Charlie Alexander Miles, her husband, Duiel Jackson Miller, her son, Duiel Jackson (Jack) Miller, Jr., her grandson, Richard Robert McAlpin, Jr., and her sister, Elsie Mae Hayes. She is survived by her three daughters, Judi Miller Pochran (Joe/Buddy) of Vincent, AL, Jerri Miller McAlpin ( Richard) of Pensacola, FL, and Jane Miller of Helena, AL; five grandchildren, Matt Belter, Lisa Miller Smith (Danny), Jake Belter (Felicia), Leslie Miller Hoffman (Donnie), Keller McAlpin, and Shannon Pochran (step-granddaughter); and ten great-grandchildren,), Kalee Sides, Charlie Belter, Ben Belter, Maggie Smith, Miles Belter, Ella Belter, Avery Hoffman, Will Belter, Merryn Hoffman, and Lily Ray Belter, Harley Hoffman (step great granddaughter), Brooke Linke (Travis) (step great granddaughter), and extended family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Helena First Baptist Church, where she was a member at the time of her death. Services will be held on April 25, 2016 at Noon at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.
John Davis
Faculty - Band Director 1953-1963
John Humphrey Davis, 88, of Newington, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. Born in Braintree, MA on February 2, 1928, the youngest son of Irvin and Florence Davis, Mr. Davis was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend. He is survived by his wife, Sharon and daughters Rachael Davis, of New Britain, and Susan Silva and her husband David, of CA, and granddaughter Grace Sharon. Mr. Davis played the French horn professionally and was formerly with the Berkshire Festival Orchestra and the New Hampshire Symphony. He held two degrees from Boston University. He was First Horn for 14 years with the Birmingham Symphony. While in Birmingham, he was awarded "Teacher of the Year" and the "Civitan Award for outstanding Service to Youth". Before coming to Connecticut, Mr. Davis was professor of horn at Kansas State University in Emporia, KS. He directed the brass choir and the KSU Horn Ensemble, and he was a member of the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet. Formerly a Resource Teacher for the Hartford Public Schools, Mr. Davis taught horn and was a member of the New Haven Symphony for 29 years. He played with many orchestras including the Wallingford Symphony, New Britain Symphony and Hartford Symphony. In addition, Mr. Davis taught at Choate in Wallingford and at CCSU as an adjunct professor. Mr. Davis' passions encompassed a broad spectrum of interests. He was a prolific reader. He enjoyed music, theatre, art and gardening (vegetables only, not flowers). He was a world traveler, food connoisseur, and a staunch Democrat (Go Hillary 2016!) Finally, he was a devoted fan of the Red Sox, Patriots and the UCONN Women's Basketball team. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lucy Robbins Wells Library, 95 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111 and/or the Friendship Service Center, 241 Arch St., New Britain, CT 06051. A Memorial Service for John will be held at a later date. Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington is serving the family.   Click here to see Mr. Davis photo gallery.
Herbert Eldon Morris
Class of
62
June 8, 1944 - March 28, 2016 Herbert "Eldon" Morris of McCalla passed away at the age of 71 on Monday, March 28, 2016. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and he retired from UPS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Annie Lou Morris; brothers, Ralph and Jimmie Morris and sister, Sammie Lou Breland. He is survived by his wife Barbara Morris and son, Brent Morris; brothers, Johnnie, Troy and Eugene Morris. The visitation will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. The funeral service will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Intombment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens
Roger Lemley
Class of 58
Grave site services will be at 12:00 noon, Monday, March 21st in the rugged cross area of Jefferson Memorial Gardens, 2701 John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover.
Ron Brown
Class of 58
Ronald E. “Ron” Brown, age 75, of Centreville, passed away unexpectedly on March 13, 2016. He was a graduate of Jones Valley High School and Birmingham-Southern College, and was an accountant and tax practitioner for 50 years. Ron loved Alabama football, travelling, camping and caring for others.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Styron Brown; daughter, Aliska Watlington (Bret) of Hoover; son, John Brown; stepchildren, Tracy Jenkins (Brandon), Brandon Bice (Penny), and Haley Bice; grandchildren, Malachi & Andon, and Gage & Jon Bryant; and brother, Leslie Thurman “Les” Brown (Vicki). He is preceded in death by his mother, Velma Brown Moore and father, Ralph E. Brown.
A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00PM at River of Life Church in Centreville, Alabama. Casual attire is encouraged
Robert F. "Bob" Clowdus
Class of 1971
Robert F. (Bob) Clowdus (1953 - 2016)
Sept. 3, 1953 - Jan. 21, 2016 Robert F. (Bob) Clowdus passed away January 21, 2016. Predeceased by parents George E. Clowdus and Doris Davidson Clowdus. Survived by son Sheldon Clowdus (Catherine) of Rome, GA. and daughter Rachel Sexton of Knoxville, TN. and eight grandchildren. Also by brother Ed Clowdus and sister Sharron Fisher both of Birmingham and nephews Jeff Clowdus (Columbus, OH.) and Michael Fisher (Birmingham, AL).
Harrold Baggett
Class of 1948

BAGGETT, HAROLD 85, of Altamonte Springs, FL, passed away on February 11, 2016. He was born to the late John and Cornelia Baggett in Winston, GA on August 27. He served in the United States Air Force for 22 years and retired in 1971 at McCoy Air Force base. He was a successful business owner for over 25 years. Harold was preceded in his passing by his wife of 47 years, Lois Baggett; and his siblings and their spouses, John Baggett (Ruth), Elsie McClendon (Berwin), and Mildred Simpson (Loey). He is survived by his children Darlene Brandt (Chris), Diane Schmitt (Barney), Debbie Wisner (Joe), Missy Whitman (Daniel), and Joe Baggett, Jr.; siblings Jack Baggett (Claudine), Charles Baggett (Mary), and Martha Hales (Lamar); grandchildren Kimberlee Smith, Kipp Hester, Frankie Chisari, Ben Chisari, Jennifer Saul, Jamie Wisner, Emily Wisner, Philip Spence, and Bonnie Penn; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as many other close relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Monday, February 15 from 5:30-9pm at Baldwin Fairchild East Altamonte, 994 E Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701. Funeral Mass will follow on Tuesday, February 16 at 1pm at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 861 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Full military honors will follow the Mass.

Janet Gail Farris Santarlas
Class of 1968

Jan. 19, 1950 ~ Jan. 19, 2016 She was born in West Memphis, Arkansas. Preceding her in death were her parents Bill and Lillian Johnson Farris; husband Charles G. Santarlas and sister Pat Hilderbrand. Survivors include her daughters Cynthia McKellar of Athens, Leila Molloy (Bobby) of Odenville and Cathy Sterling (Richard) of Blountsville; stepchildren Rose M. Santarlas of Irondale and Mike Santarlas of North Carolina; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother Jim Farris (Linda) of Montevallo; and a host of chosen children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Blountsville VFW, 1183 College Street at 1:30 PM with Bro. Mike Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brooksville, Snead, Blountsville, Holly Pond, Royal and Susan Moore Volunteer Fire Departments. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing

Published in The Birmingham News from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2016.

Anna Faye Allen Wilson
Class of 1951
8/17/1933 - 1/23/2016 Anna Faye Wilson Anna Faye [Allen] Wilson, age 82 of Shannon, went home to Heaven on Saturday, January 23, 2016, to join Gene, her husband of 53 years, and her beloved son, Michael. She is also proceeded in death by her parents Curtis and Annie Laura Allen; her sister and brother-in-law Mary Lee & Charlie Costa; and sisters-in-law Nena and Helen (Duckie) Allen. She is survived by her Brothers: W.C., Emmett, and Charlie Sandra Allen. She was a lifelong resident of the Shannon community and a very dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Shannon. Anna Faye, or "Puddin," as she was known by her family, was considered the matriarch of the Allen family, and her greatest joy was found in her love for her God, her church, and her family. Her legacy is left in the lives of her nieces and nephews Bill (Samantha), Mike (Janae), Jimmy (Selena), Greg (Wendy), and Michelle Allen; Denise (Robby) Tibbs, Cindy (Greg) Sanders, Sonya (Blaine) Mink; Her great nieces and nephews: Leila, Rob (Nancy), Josh (Lauren), Nikki, Drew, Chad (Jodi), Jordan, Allen (Erin), Jake (Meagan), David, Rob, Russ (Karry), Brett (Kasey), Ryne (BreAnn), Jack, Kenna, Miali, Josie, Scotti, Hannah, Karsen, Holden, Brogan, Raelin, Tyler, and Lexi; Her great-great nieces and nephews: Crews, Samantha, Emmett, Grayson, Connor, and KyleeAnn. All of whom became her children, and she took great pleasure in caring for and spoiling them. Anna Faye retired from USF&G. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a very special lady and will be missed by all. Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman For her price is far above rubies. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Valhalla Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.'s Tommy Hannah and Don Maddox officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Valhalla Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shannon First Baptist Church
Carolyn Babb Wilson
Class of 1960
Mrs. Carolyn Babb Wilson, age 74, of Rome, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016, at a local hospital. Mrs. Wilson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 21, 1941, daughter of the late Lorene Morrison McBrayer and the late Francis Babb. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Howard McBrayer, and by a sister, Marie Babb. Mrs. Wilson was of the Baptist faith. Prior to retirement, she worked for the Floyd County Board of Education. Survivors include her husband, Neely Wilson, Sr., to whom she was married on March 23, 1962; a daughter, Lisa Wilson, Rome; a son, Neely Wilson, Jr., Rome; a special family friend, Lisa Potts; 3 grandchildren; Jamey, Kayla and Rachael Potts; a great granddaughter, Alyssa Godfrey; three brothers, Ronnie McBrayer, Hueytown, AL, Frank Babb, Montevallo, AL, and Wayne Babb, Centerville, AL; a sister, Linda Singleton, Centerville, AL; her step-mother, Dorothy Babb, Centerville, AL; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 3pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. James Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 1:45 until 2:45pm. At other hours, they will be at their respective residences. Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday at 2:30pm and include: Daniel Hubka, Don Gardiner, Bill McCary, Franklin Langley, Jason Machtolff, and Scottie Reynolds. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.
Patricia Cook Grantham
Class of 1956
JonesValley > Class of 56 >  Cook, PatsySept. 11, 1938 - Jan. 20, 2016 Patricia A. Grantham, 77, passed away January 20, 2016. Pat was born September 11, 1938 in Birmingham, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents, O.C. and Catherine Cook; her husband, W.J. "Bill" Grantham; her son-in-law, James Messina; and sisters, Ruth Vaughn and Dot Cook. She is survived by her children, Bill Grantham (Susan) of Ramer, AL and Mary Kay Messina of Birmingham, AL; her grand- children, Lisa Messina, Amber Fouts (Lucas), Eric Fouts, and Katie Mason (Jack); and her sister, Lucille Cater. Visitation will be held at Ridout's Elmwood Chapel on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with graveside services and burial to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research.
David Wayne Orange
Class of 1949
November 2, 1930 - January 19, 2016 David Wayne Orange, McCalla passed away after a brief illness. He was born and spent most of his life in Lipscomb, AL. and is preceded in death by parents, Willie Hugh and Lillian Adams Orange, and sisters, infant Willene Orange and Jeannine Orange McPhillips (Russell). Wayne attended Jones Valley High School where he met Mary Frances Stacy, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life. They were married in 1951 and resided in Lipscomb until 1974. He is survived by his wife Frances; daughters, Jennifer Kremer and Kathy Edge (Bill); sons, David W Orange, Jr. "Skipper" and John H. Orange (Regina); eight grandchildren, Daniel Kremer, Michael Kremer, Melissa Warren (JD), John David Orange, Leah Orange, Marina Orange, Sayo Orange, and Ken Orange. Wayne also leaves behind his loyal canine companion, Darcy. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and completed the F.B.I. National Academy. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, earning a BS and an MS in Criminal Justice before retiring from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department as Assistant Sheriff. He served two terms on the Jefferson County Commission, one of those as president. Answering a call to the ministry, he pastored Bayview United Methodist Church for over 20 years. In his later life, he authored two books one of which was a memoir of his time in law enforcement during the Civil Rights Movement. Should friends desire, the family has suggested memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project
Published in The Birmingham News from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24, 2016

Howard E. McCluskey
Class of 1972
Dec. 2, 1952- Jan. 12, 2016 Howard E. McCluskey of Childersberg, Alabama was born December 2, 1952 and left this life to be with the Lord on January 12, 2016. Funeral service will be Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11AM at Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Forbus officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his fathers: Frank Malcolm McCluskey and Charles B. Berry III, and grandparents Malcolm and Cora McCluskey and Nathan and Frances Rubino. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Debbie McCluskey; sons Cody and Tyler McCluskey, sons Kevin (Adrienne) Elmore and Derek (Brittny) Elmore, and grandchildren Conner, Kamdyn, and Cade Elmore. In addition, he is survived by his mother Janet Berry, brothers Jerry T. McCluskey (Belinda), Mark S. Berry, sisters Rebecca Berry Stone (Mike), and Debra Berry Womble (Johnny) and numerous nieces and nephews. Howard was a devoted husband, father, papa, and friend. He was a 1972 graduate of Jones Valley High and a recent retired Master Plumber from the Talladega County School system. Howard was an accomplished Golden Glove Boxer and a very talented singer. Everyone who heard him sing instantly became a fan. Howard loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing with his family and friends whenever he could. He was a true joy to be around because he could make anyone laugh and smile in an instant. Howard was the definition of a helping hand and never expected anything in return. Howard will be greatly missed but he will remain in our hearts forever. Online condolences at www.curtisandsonfunerals.com. Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel will direct the services.