Obituaries

Richard Kenneth “Kenny” and “K.C.” Carroll
Mr. Richard Kenneth Carroll, 68, of Coatopa, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, at his residence on the bank of the Tombigbee River. He was born April 20, 1951, in Picayune, Miss. to R. W. and Maxine Stewart Carroll. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.
He was preceded in death by his parents R. W. and Maxine Carrol; niece Tabatha Lee Smith..
Mr. Carroll loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time at the river. He was a self-employed carpenter.
Survivors include his sons, Chad “Mud Bone” Carroll and Wife Jessica; and Keith Miller and Wife Tammy; daughters Ashley LaVigne and husband Brad, Amber Fleming and Christine Carroll; fifteen grandchildren Bryson Wallace, Riley Eddy, Chase Thigpen and fiancé Leah, Alexis Hawthorne and husband Colby, Dallas Taylor, Eli Lavigne, Matthew Snyder, Bailey Carroll, Laura Carroll, Adam Fleming and wife Meagan, Austin Fleming and wife Kate, Abby Fleming; Seth Miller, Blake Miller, and Micah Miller; five great grandchildren Ryan, Kimberlynn, Christopher, Isabelle, and Lillie; brothers Wayne Carroll, Don Carroll and wife Susie; sisters Debbie Carroll Kennedy, Dianne Carroll Mattina and husband Jeff.
Memorials may be made to the Tabatha Lee Smith Scholarship Fund at any Hancock Bank or at paypal.me/tabascholarship.

James Burton Fuller
Funeral services for James Burton Fuller, 85, of Emelle will be Friday, October 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Emelle Community Church with Rev. David Lee and Rev. Tom Kay officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Cemetery in Emelle. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.
Mr. Fuller passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, at the Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in York. He was born August 18, 1934 in Emelle, to Howard Edward Fuller and Margaret Elizabeth Burton Fuller. He was a retired Lab Supervisor for Gulf States Papermill.
Survivors include his wife of 57.5 years Marydean Fields Fuller of Emelle; sons, James Burton Fuller, Jr. (Michelle) of Oakman; Mack Edward Fuller (Nikki) of Emelle; daughter, Sally Richard (Kyle) of Conroe, Texas; sister, Sara Ann Munday (Gerald) of Gulfbreeze, Fla.; ten grandchildren, Kelsey, Morgan, Rachel, Mack, Samuel, Caleb, Josie, Maggie, Cameron, and Ainsley; and one great-grandchild, Ally
He was preceded in death by his parents Howard Edward Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller Elliott; step-father John K. Elliott; brother Howard Edward Fuller, Jr.; and sister Wrenn Weston
Pallbearers: Caleb Richard, Mack Fuller, Samuel Fuller, Rodge Reeves, Allen Tackett, and Allen Waddell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indian Creek Youth Camp at 7855 Pleasant Field Road, Oakman, Alabama 35579


Christine B. Gaines
Christine B. Gaines, 42, of Meridian, Miss., born to the union of the late Roosevelt and Earnestine Grayson Bolden, entered into eternal rest at her residence surrounded by family October 6, 2019. Service of Memory is slated for Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. from Grants Chapel C. M. E. Church, 5290 Kinterbish 10, Cuba. Sis. Gaines will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Pastor William Griffin, Jr. will deliver the eulogy and offer words of comfort and consolation. Rev. Izea Blanks is church pastor. Interment to follow in Cagus Cemetery, off of Kinterbish 10. Visitation for family and friends is Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3-6 p.m. in the Weatherly Chapel with the 5-6 p.m. hour designated for the wake.
Christine confessed faith in Christ and joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Meridian, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers – Roosevelt, Jr., Bobby Joe, Eugene and Tommy and one sister, Lisa.
Those who remain to cherish precious memories and to honor a beautiful life are a loving and devoted husband Mr. Sammy Gaines; two beautiful loving daughters Kashawna and Sammya; a godson Malachi Lay; six brothers Jimmie, Montgomery, J. B. and Manuel, San Antonio, Texas, Johnny Ray, Seguin, Texas, James (Valerie), Tuscaloosa, Billy, Bladon Springs; four sisters Terrie, Orlando, Fla., Betty, Killeen, Texas; a special sister who raised her Arnett (Frank) Duff of Meridian, Miss., Jannie, Adkins, Texas; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews who adored her; three brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and numerous other relatives friends and former co-workers who loved her and truly she will be missed by all whom she also loved.
To the Gaines Family, we at Weatherly Funeral Home, offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathies and condolences. Our prayer continues to be that your abiding faith in God will strengthen, comfort and sustain you in the days, months and years ahead.


Rev. Sylvester E. Horne
Rev. Sylvester E. Horne was born June 12, 1951 to the Rev. Robert Lee Horne and Mrs. Lular Mae Horne. He departed this life on September 29, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2019, at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Vernon Swift officiatied. Burial followed in Cedar Oak Memorial Park. Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directed. Visitation was Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Grace Baptist Church. The body lay in state at Elizabeth Baptist Church one hour prior to the service.
He was a Deacon and Director of the Board of Christian Education at the Elizabeth Baptist Church; Pastor of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church (four years), Macedonia Baptist Church (eight years) and the organizer and Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from Birmingham Easonian Bible College. He did further studies at Samford University Graduate School of Business Management, Shelton State Community College in Computer Science, and The University of Alabama College of Business & Commerce. He graduated Cum Laude from Stillman College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Accounting. He graduated with honors from Meridian High School, Meridian, Miss. He was employed by Gulf States Paper Corporation as Division Controller & Project Administrator of Automated Systems, North River Yacht Club; Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Analyst and Internal Auditor for the Finance Division. He was also employed by the Veteran’s Administration Hospital as an Accounting Technician; and a Trainee for Chief Accountant. He served on the Finance Committee, Alabama Baptist State Convention, Inc., Finance Chair, Northwest District State Convention. He was appointed Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, Inc., Secretary of the New Antioch Bethlehem District Association; President of the NABD Congress of Christian Education; Member of the Tuscaloosa Inter Denominational Ministerial Alliance, Board of Directors of Hospice West Alabama where he held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President; he served on the Board of Directors for Temporary Emergency Services where he also held the position of Treasurer. He served on the Board of Directors for Hannah Homes; served on the Board of Directors for the Stillman College Credit Union where he also held the position as Treasurer; was a Loan Executive for the United Way of Tuscaloosa County, 1994; was listed as one of Ebony’s Outstanding Young Men of America, 1983. He is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert Lee Horne and Mrs. Lular Mae Horne; sister Ollie Pearl Bryant.
He leaves fond and precious memories to a devoted wife Sandra Wright Horne of Tuscaloosa; two sons Kevin (Monica) Horne of Birmingham, Justin Horne of Tuscaloosa; four grandchildren Ava Marie, Mason, Kennedy, and Sawyer-Grace; five sisters Gloria Cole, Linda Horne, Mary (Donald) Naylor of Meridian, Miss., Brenda (John) Avery of Birmingham, Barbara Benjamin of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers: Robert (Essie) Horne of Denver, Colo., James Horne of Omaha, Neb., Caster Horne of Meridian, Miss.; two uncles Willard Wright, Clifford (Earnestine) Wright of Carrollton; two sisters-in-laws Sarah (Isaac) Johnson of Tallahassee, Fla., Barbara Wright of Carrollton; two brothers-in-law Carl (Linda) Wright, Ronnie (Cynthia) Wright of Carrollton; special nephew, Eric (Patrice) Ashford of Pensacola, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends, also a loving church family at the Grace Missionary Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Rev. Frederick Blackburn, Rev. Roy Ferguson, Rev. L.C. Hall, Rev. Johnnie R. Lewis, Rev. William McDowell and Rev. H.P. Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were all pastors and ministers.


James Earl “Mr. Pigtail” Layton
Mr. James Earl “Mr. Pigtail” Layton, 54, of Aliceville, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2019 at Pickens County Medical Center, Carrollton. Visitation was Friday, October 4, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration was Saturday, October 5, 2019, at noon at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church 364 New Salem Rd., Aliceville. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment was in McCrary (Unity Grove Church) Cemetery, 669 Unity Grove Road in Reform, (Pametto). Rev, Marcus Wright is the pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Clarence Gary, pastor of Gelfield Missionary Baptist Church, Lisman, washe eulogist.
Survivors are the Layton family.

Randall C. Oliver
Mr. Randall C. Oliver, 78, of Panola, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his residence. Visitation will be Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration will be Sunday, October 13, at 2 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church, 96 Ginhouse Rd., Panola. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery, Panola. Rev. Dr. Bob N. Little, pastor of Galilee Baptist Church will be the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, in charge of arraignments.
Survivors are the Oliver family. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Galilee Baptist Church.


Que’ondi Woods
Funeral Services for Que’ondi Woods was 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Second Baptist Church in Eutaw with Rev. James Wright officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Eutaw with Smith’s Mortuary Boligee directing. Visitation was Friday, October 4, 2019, from 3-6 p.m. at the mortuary. The body lay in state one hour prior to services at the church.