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Brazel C. Davis
Brazel C. Davis, 97, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Union with Rev. Lee officiating and McInnis Mortuary of Eutaw directing. Burial followed in Burton Hill Cemetery in Union. The body lay in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Tommie Clark Gaines, Jr.
Services for Tommie Clark Gaines, Jr., 59, were held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Butler Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church with Pastor Kennith S. Jefferson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Tommie, Jr. was born on December 9, 1958 to Mary Agnes Whitted Gaines and the late Tommie Gaines in Butler. He was called home on January 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Tommie Gaines and a brother, Michael.
Tommie accepted Christ at an early age and joined Butler Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church. A 1976 graduate of Choctaw County High School, he was an accomplished trumpet player as a member of the CCHS marching band. Tommie was employed at Georgia Pacific for many years until his health began to fail.
Tommie is survived by three children and two grandchildren: DeShante (Mark) Black of Butler and her daughter, Niara Kirksey, Tommie (Demetria) Gaines of Buford, Ga. and their daughter, Kendall, and Carmen Gaines (Elliott) Johnson of Sandy Springs, Ga. Tommie also leaves behind his mother, Mary Agnes Gaines; six siblings: Cindy (Thaddeus) Carter, Lori (Ervin) Ryans, Donald (Tonya) Gaines, Ronald Gaines, Christopher (Terri) Gaines, Darryl (Mary Jane) Gaines; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life services were rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.

Richard Dwight Marble
Graveside services with full military honors for Richard Dwight Marble, 75, of York were Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Siloam Cemetery with Rev. Brad Campbell officiating. Visitation was Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at Siloam Baptist Church.
Mr. Marble passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his home in York. He was retired from the United States Navy. He enjoyed riding his Harley Motorcycle and playing golf. He also loved Alabama Football.
Survivors include his wife Inda Cameron Marble of York; son Richard Dwight Marble, Jr. (Christan) of Mobile; daughters Robin M. Williams (Allen) of Wichita, Kansas; Terry M. Ingram (Doug) of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren Alex Legge, Andrew Legge, Jessica Marlatt, Brandon Marlatt, Shawn Marlatt, Steven Marlatt, Samantha Williams, Kalhan Dunnam, Kaleb Dunnam, Kathryne Dunnam, and Nathan Ingram.
Pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers are Carlton Lowe, Pete Harris, Larry Cobb, Bobby Dale Ezell, Michael Beard, Everette Roberts, and David Hatcher. Visit to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.

Joseph “Joe” Scott
Joseph “Joe” Scott passed suddenly on his birthday while visiting his brother in Alabama. Joe will be remembered for his intelligence, outgoing personality, laughter, his commitment to civic duty and deep love for his wife and family. He leaves behind 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren.
He was born to Kathryn Giles Temple and Lester Lee Scott in Meridian, Miss. and graduated with a B. A. from Birmingham Southern University and a Ph.D from University of Cincinnati.
Joe was a published author who taught at University of Cincinnati, Northern Arizona University, Pennsylvania State University, Bowling Green State University, Columbia University, University of Arizona. He also taught at Pima County Community College and in Vail School District.
He was appointed to numerous City of Tucson committees and commissions as well as serving on several Tucson Unified School District committees donating overall 20 years of service to them. Joe and his wife Shirley founded Scott Supply Service, Inc., a fastener company in Tucson, Arizona, from 1974-2011.
In retirement, Joe was very involved in his grandchildren’s lives. He always spoke about how much he loved his family and how proud he was to be their grandfather. Joe made friends wherever he went. He touched the lives of so many people around the world with his outgoing personality and laughter. Whether you’ve known Joe for years, or if you just met him, he would leave the conversation with both of you laughing. He was passionate about learning new things everyday, and he loved his family very deeply.
He is survived by his wife Councilmember Shirley Scott who was married to him for 51 years, his son Brett L. Scott and his wife Jennifer Scott, daughter Branwyn Walker and her husband Lee Walker, daughter Wendy Blakeslee and her husband Michael Blakeslee, and daughter, Erin Scott. He leaves behind numerous Grandchildren, Andrew, Brooke, Christian, Danica, Kathlyn, Jessica, Brandon, Nicole, and Samuel. Joe was loved very much by his family and he will be sorely missed.
Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

William Anthony Scott
William Anthony Scott, 61, died January 6, 2018. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Soul Chapel United Methodist Church in Geiger with Minister Eric Hines officiating. Burial followed in the Rancher Cemetery with Smith’s Mortuary of Boligee directing.

Tereatha Johnson
Services for Tereatha Johnson, 74, were held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Toxey with Rev. McSellin Ray, Sr. officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Tereatha was born March 27, 1943 to the late Ocie Johnson, Sr. and Callie Johnson of Toxey. She departed this life on January 9, 2018 at Willow Trace Nursing Home in Butler.
Tereatha accepted Christ at an early age and joined Spring Hill Baptist Church where she was a faithful Sunday school teacher, clerk, and choir member until her health began to decline.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Ada M. Ward of Toxey; three grandchildren: Tanta Johnson, Lisman, Lilita (Joseph) Prince, Tuscaloosa, Tarisian (Bianca) Ward, Tuscaloosa; five great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Johnny Ward, Montgomery; two siblings, Ocie (Bessie) Johnson, Jr., Butler, Anna (Harvey) Easton, Mobile; one sister-in-law, Clara B. Johnson, Lisman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life Services were rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.

Anthony “Tony” Dion Walker
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Dion Walker, 49, of Carrollton passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton. Visitation will be Friday, January 12, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. Home going celebration will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Saint John Baptist Church in Pickensville. The body of Mr. Walker will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internmebt will be in B. B. Chapel Church Cemetery, Pickensville. Rev. Henry Lee Williams, pastor of St. John Baptist Church will officiate.
Survivors are the Walker, Washington, and Green families. Lavender’s Funeral Service, 11233 Hwy. 17 S., Aliceville, AL, 205-373-2420 in charge of arragnements.