Dr. Robert Brown
Dr. Robert Brown was the second of ten children (eight sons, two daughters) born to Charles and Minnie Brown in Mantua. He was a lifelong member of the Mount Sinai United Methodist Church in Mantua. Dr. Brown distinguished himself in many fields – as an educator, as a decorated soldier and a respected citizen.
He leaves to mourn his
beloved wife, Magnolia and children: Harold, Jerry, and Renetta. He also leaves four grandchildren, Jamilah, Lailah, Robert Jerrame, and Jerhonda; one great-grandchild, Golden; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing hours were on Friday, June 15, 2018 from noon-6 p.m. at the Chapel of the Historical Van Hoose & Steele Funeral Home, Inc. 2615 Stillman Blvd, Tuscaloosa. The funeral was held at noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Robert Brown Middle School, 623 Mesopotamia St., Eutaw, with Rev. Kelvin Cockrell officiating. Dr. Brown lay in state at the school from 10 a.m.-noon. Burial was on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 2 p.m.

Joe “Shot” Long , Jr.
Mr. Joe “Shot” Long , Jr., 70, of Aliceville, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Visitation was Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 3-5 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going service was Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Aliceville. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment was in New Cemetery, 196 Valley View Rd., Aliceville. Rev. Alton Cody is the pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Hood, pastor of New Wright Baptist Church officiated. Lavender’s Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are the Long family.

Louise Ford Malone
Funeral services for Louise Ford Malone, 94, of Meridian, Miss. were Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Eureka Baptist Church in Fordtown with Rev. Jamie Sims officiating. Burial followed in the Eureka Cemetery. Visitation was at the church one hour prior to the service. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Malone passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at her residence. She was born September 25, 1923 in Yantley, Alabama.
Survivors include her sons Edwin C. Malone (Carol) of York, Ala.; Daniel Malone of Philadelphia, Miss.; daughter Nina Brooks of Meridian, Miss.; brother James Leslie Ford of Causeyville, Miss.; sister Betty Jo Huggins of Citronelle; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren 17; and a number of great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Cecil Malone, Sr.; sons Henry Cecil Malone, Jr., Thomas Howard Malone, and Phillip Wayne Malone; parents Jesse Homer and Mary Lou Ford; brother Ellis Ford; and sister Lettie Mae Vaughn.

Willie James Smith
Willie James Smith funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2016 at Second Baptist Church with Rev. James Hardy officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Eutaw, with Smith’s Mortuary, Boligee, directing. Visitation was Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at the Mortuary. The body lay in state one hour prior to services at the church.
Charlotte Wilson
Charlotte Wilson’s graveside services were 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery, Boligee, with Pastor Royal officiating. Smith’s Mortuary, Boligee, directing.